Patents by Inventor Fabian Eschenbach

Fabian Eschenbach 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: 10766685
    Abstract: A box-type transport container has a box-type outer container with a base, four side walls and at least one lid. The lid is hinged on a side wall. Sheet-type vacuum insulation panels are arranged in the outer container to cover the surface of the side walls. At least one carrying opening, which can be gripped by hand in order to carry the transport box, is provided in each of two opposing, side walls. The material of the side wall is weakened above and to the side of the carrying opening, such that the material can be easily separated from the surrounding material of the side wall and together with the carrying opening can be folded out of the side wall. Alternatively, the vacuum insulation panels of the side wall are secured in their relative positions by at least one peripheral tensioning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Ines Wallaschek, Peter Bauer, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Fabian Eschenbach
  • Publication number: 20200049586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking the functional capability of the thermal insulation of a transport container, at least one vacuum insulation panel being installed in the thermal insulation of the transport container, which vacuum insulation panel consists of a porous core material of low thermal conductivity and a gas-tight casing, which surrounds the core material in a tightly contacting manner at very low internal pressure, and which vacuum insulation panel has a pressure sensor and a transponder connected to the pressure sensor within the casing, the transponder being controlled for checking by means of an external reading device from outside the thermal insulation and the response signal of the transponder being captured (read out) and the response signal being evaluated with respect to whether the internal pressure in the vacuum insulation panel is correctly low or incorrectly high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Fabian ESCHENBACH, Martin HEINEMANN, Thomas TARASCHEWSKI, Joachim KUHN
  • Publication number: 20200039687
    Abstract: Pallet container 1 for the transport of temperature-sensitive products, which pallet container 1 comprises at least one side part 21, one bottom part 22, one top part 23 and one lid part 24, each having at least one vacuum insulation panel 3 disposed therein, and wherein the at least one side part 21, the bottom part 22 and the top part 23 comprise a common stop rim portion 4, at which stop rim portion 4 the lid part 24 comes to rest partially or fully circumferentially, characterized in that the pallet container 1 comprises at least one edge protection element 7 in order to distribute a load applied by a tensioning element 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Lukas Kratsch, Lorenz Straub
  • Publication number: 20190383544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a transport container which has an accommodation space for goods to be transported, said accommodation space being insulated by external thermal insulation. At an equipment site, the accommodation space is equipped with preconditioned, main latent heat storage elements necessary for a target heat capacity. In addition to the preconditioned, main latent heat storage elements, the accommodation space is also equipped with further thermal energy storage elements, the auxiliary energy storage elements, which are preconditioned to a specified temperature. This means that a longer transfer time period can be allowed after equipping and before filling the accommodation space with the goods to be transported, such that, from the filling time, the full target time period within the desired target temperature range is available for transporting the goods to be transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Fabian ESCHENBACH, Joachim KUHN, Thomas TARASCHEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20190039811
    Abstract: The transport container (6) has an inner bottom (7) and an inner shell (8) and forms an upwardly open receiving space (9) for goods to be transported. The inner container (6) comprises at least one inwardly protruding projection (11), at least on each of two opposite sides, on the upper edge of the inner casing (8). The clear distance between the oppositely arranged projections (11) is slightly smaller than the corresponding inner dimension—length or width—of the inner bottom (7) in the receiving space (9), such that the projections (11) form a support for a latent heat storage element (10), i.e. a latent heat storage element (10) with a corresponding outer dimension can be positioned on said projections (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim KUHN, Thomas TARASCHEWSKI, Fabian ESCHENBACH, Benjamin SEEMANN, Fritz KELLERMANN
  • Patent number: 9939207
    Abstract: A process is for the pre-conditioning of one or more latent heat storage elements in the case of which the temperature or the narrow temperature range of the phase transition defines a target temperature and the latent heat storage elements are heated up to the target temperature. The latent heat, storage elements are cooled to an initial temperature below the target temperature and this initial temperature is determined. The latent heat storage elements at the initial temperature are introduced into a thermally insulated container and the container is then closed. The interior of the closed container is, or has been, connected to a heating device of which the thermal output which takes effect in the interior of the closed container is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann
  • Patent number: 9821945
    Abstract: A transport container is made of a trough-like lower part which is open towards the top and an upper part which is arranged on the lower part and closes the open upper side of the lower part. The upper part can be removed or pivoted in order to open the lower part, and the lower part and the upper part preferably consist of a dimensionally stable plastic material. The lower part has a base, longitudinal walls, and transverse walls, and the upper part correspondingly has a cover, longitudinal faces, and transverse faces. The lower part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal walls and preferably on the base as well, and the upper part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal faces and preferably on the lid as well, the recesses being flush with one another and facing one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Tobias Bock
  • Publication number: 20170305639
    Abstract: A box-type transport container has a box-type outer container with a base, four side walls and at least one lid. The lid is hinged on a side wall. Sheet-type vacuum insulation panels are arranged in the outer container to cover the surface of the side walls. At least one carrying opening, which can be gripped by hand in order to carry the transport box, is provided in each of two opposing, side walls. The material of the side wall is weakened above and to the side of the carrying opening, such that the material can be easily separated from the surrounding material of the side wall and together with the carrying opening can be folded out of the side wall. Alternatively, the vacuum insulation panels of the side wall are secured in their relative positions by at least one peripheral tensioning means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Ines Wallaschek, Peter Bauer, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Fabian Eschenbach
  • Publication number: 20170073146
    Abstract: A transport container is made of a trough-like lower part which is open towards the top and an upper part which is arranged on the lower part and closes the open upper side of the lower part. The upper part can be removed or pivoted in order to open the lower part, and the lower part and the upper part preferably consist of a dimensionally stable plastic material. The lower part has a base, longitudinal walls, and transverse walls, and the upper part correspondingly has a cover, longitudinal faces, and transverse faces. The lower part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal walls and preferably on the base as well, and the upper part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal faces and preferably on the lid as well, the recesses being flush with one another and facing one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Tobias Bock
  • Patent number: 9581374
    Abstract: A method is for preconditioning at least one latent heat storage element, which is arranged in a thermally insulated, closed container having a space for accommodating goods to be transported. The latent heat storage element has a target temperature preferably slightly in excess of 0 DEG C. In such an arrangement, it is particularly practical for the accommodation space in the container to be filled with a certain amount of a coolant, particularly ice, and for the container to be closed, and therefore the latent heat storage element located in the container is cooled to the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Tobias Bock
  • Publication number: 20150300752
    Abstract: A process is for the pre-conditioning of one or more latent heat storage elements in the case of which the temperature or the narrow temperature range of the phase transition defines a target temperature and the latent heat storage elements are heated up to the target temperature. The latent heat, storage elements are cooled to an initial temperature below the target temperature and this initial temperature is determined. The latent heat storage elements at the initial temperature are introduced into a thermally insulated container and the container is then closed. The interior of the closed container is, or has been, connected to a heating device of which the thermal output which takes effect in the interior of the closed container is known.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann
  • Publication number: 20150292787
    Abstract: A method is for preconditioning at least one latent heat storage element, which is arranged in a thermally insulated, closed container having a space for accommodating goods to be transported. The latent heat storage element has a target temperature preferably slightly in excess of 0 DEG C. In such an arrangement, it is particularly practical for the accommodation space in the container to be filled with a certain amount of a coolant, particularly ice, and for the container to be closed, and therefore the latent heat storage element located in the container is cooled to the target temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Tobais Bock