Patents by Inventor Florian Hanschmann

Florian Hanschmann 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: 10279431
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces which are joined together at a weld seam. The weld seam has a laser metal deposition layer with at least one of nickel and iron, and the laser metal deposition layer is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part further includes a painted, phosphate or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the laser metal deposition layer of the weld seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20190039181
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces of steel which are joined together at a weld seam which includes at least one of nickel and iron and is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part also includes a painted, phosphated or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the substantially entirely silicate island free weld seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Florian HANSCHMANN, Jeremey Brian MAGDA, Kevin Dale SMITH
  • Patent number: 10124441
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces of steel which are joined together at a weld seam which includes at least one of nickel and iron and is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part also includes a painted, phosphated or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the substantially entirely silicate island free weld seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20170368635
    Abstract: The invention provides an economical laser welding method for joining two metal materials with a fillet joint. The method reliably compensates for tolerances between the two materials and can be used in various light conditions and production environments. In addition, the method does not require additional equipment for purposes of seam tracking. Instead, the method includes oscillating a laser beam, for example in a “figure 8” pattern, while moving the laser beam laterally along an interface between the two materials. The width of the fillet joint is increased compared to the fillet joint that would be formed using a non-oscillating laser beam, and thus compensates for the tolerances. The width of the fillet joint depends on the oscillation amplitude of the laser beam, rather than the beam size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Florian HANSCHMANN, Jonathan Michael CLAYTON, Scott GARNER
  • Publication number: 20150273629
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces which are joined together at a weld seam. The weld seam has a laser metal deposition layer with at least one of nickel and iron, and the laser metal deposition layer is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part further includes a painted, phosphate or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the laser metal deposition layer of the weld seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20150251274
    Abstract: A part, such as an automotive part, is provided. The part includes at least two work pieces of steel which are joined together at a weld seam which includes at least one of nickel and iron and is substantially entirely free of silicate islands. The part also includes a painted, phosphated or electrocoated coating which is bonded with at least a portion of the substantially entirely silicate island free weld seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Florian Hanschmann, Jeremey Brian Magda, Kevin Dale Smith
  • Publication number: 20060037996
    Abstract: A method for the improvement of welding properties of galvanized steel panels by pretreatment of the surface in the joint zone provided for the welding connection in which a stream of an atmospheric low-temperature plasma is directed onto the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Weinzierl, Norbert Preuss, Klaus Loeffler, Florian Hanschmann