Patents by Inventor Dimitri SCHNEIDER

Dimitri SCHNEIDER has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10954575
    Abstract: A device and method for tempering sections of hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal components is disclosed having a support structure and a work head, the work head having at least one contact element consisting of an electrically-conductive material, for heating sections of a metal component using a flow of heat. Electrodes for resistively heating the contact element are connected thereto, and to a current source. A hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal component is first provided, and at least one contact element mounted on a work head is heated to a temperature greater than a target temperature to which a section of the metal component is to be heated. A contact surface of said contact element then comes into full-surface contact with the metal component section to be heated, with a predetermined pressing force, such that the metal component is heated to a target temperature in at least some sections by a flow of heat. The contact element is thus heated using resistive heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Konrad, Max Sander, Dieter Wulfes, Dimitri Schneider, Simon Werneke, Stefan Horn
  • Publication number: 20180237872
    Abstract: A device and method for tempering sections of hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal components is disclosed having a support structure and a work head, the work head having at least one contact element consisting of an electrically-conductive material, for heating sections of a metal component using a flow of heat. Electrodes for resistively heating the contact element are connected thereto, and to a current source. A hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal component is first provided, and at least one contact element mounted on a work head is heated to a temperature greater than a target temperature to which a section of the metal component is to be heated. A contact surface of said contact element then comes into full-surface contact with the metal component section to be heated, with a predetermined pressing force, such that the metal component is heated to a target temperature in at least some sections by a flow of heat. The contact element is thus heated using resistive heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan KONRAD, Max SANDER, Dieter WULFES, Dimitri SCHNEIDER, Simon WERNEKE, Stefan HORN