Patents by Inventor Francois COLINEAU

Francois COLINEAU 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).

  • Publication number: 20220385148
    Abstract: An electrically conductive nonwoven includes: a raw nonwoven having a first electrical conductivity; and electrically conductive particles having a second electrical conductivity. The second electrical conductivity is higher than the first electrical conductivity. In an embodiment, the particles have a proportion by weight of from 30% to 60%. In an embodiment, the particles have a size of from 3 ?m to 8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Marlene Bantz, Jens Hofmann, Soeren Neuberger, Stefan Morgenstern, Francois Colineau, Guenter Hintenlang
  • Publication number: 20220384986
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing an electrically conductive connection between a first machine element and a second machine element, comprising an electrically conductive disk which is secured to a supporting body, wherein the disk is provided with a bore for receiving a second machine element, wherein slots are introduced into the disk starting from the peripheral edge of the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Marlene Bantz, Soeren Neuberger, Francois Colineau, Guenter Hintenlang, Gerhard Kutschera, Jens Hofmann, Tim Herweck
  • Publication number: 20220247284
    Abstract: A grounding ring, including a substantially circular-ring-shaped hub and at least two sliding contacts, which are arranged on the outside of the hub in the radial direction, extend in the circumferential direction and, in the manufactured state of the grounding ring, are arranged adjacent to one another at a distance from one another in the circumferential direction and delimit a circumferential gap with their sides facing one another in the circumferential direction, and wherein the circumferential gap is substantially bridged during the intended use of the grounding ring by the mutually facing and mutually non-overlapping sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Marlene Bantz, Francois Colineau, Frank Guder, Guenter Hintenlang, Soeren Neuberger, Gerhard Kutschera, Jens Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11073210
    Abstract: Sealing element for producing an electrically conductive connection between a first machine element and a second machine element, including at least one sealing disc and a support ring, the support ring comprising an axial flange and a radial flange, the sealing disc being formed from an electrically conductive non-woven fabric, and the sealing disc being secured at least in sections along the axial flange by means of a clamping connection between the support ring and the second machine element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Guenter Hintenlang, François Colineau, Martin Heldmann, Frank Guder, Jens Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11002363
    Abstract: A seal includes: a sealing ring made of a sealing material; and at least one shielding ring made a soft magnetic material for shielding against electromagnetic interfering waves. In an embodiment, the at least one shielding ring is formed by a ferrite ring. In an embodiment, the at least one shielding ring includes at least two shielding rings, the at least two shielding rings being arranged in a functional series connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Francois Colineau, Jens Hofmann, Thomas Klenk
  • Publication number: 20200103029
    Abstract: Sealing element for producing an electrically conductive connection between a first machine element and a second machine element, including at least one sealing disc and a support ring, the support ring comprising an axial flange and a radial flange, the sealing disc being formed from an electrically conductive non-woven fabric, and the sealing disc being secured at least in sections along the axial flange by means of a clamping connection between the support ring and the second machine element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Guenter HINTENLANG, François Colineau, Martin Heldmann, Frank GUDER, Jens HOFMANN
  • Publication number: 20190277404
    Abstract: A seal includes: a sealing ring made of a sealing material; and at least one shielding ring made a soft magnetic material for shielding against electromagnetic interfering waves. In an embodiment, the at least one shielding ring is formed by a ferrite ring. In an embodiment, the at least one shielding ring includes at least two shielding rings, the at least two shielding rings being arranged in a functional series connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Francois Colineau, Jens Hofmann, Thomas Klenk
  • Publication number: 20190276119
    Abstract: A ballast seal for a sealing ring includes: a substantially annular potential equalization ring made of an electrically-conductive material and which can be brought into contact in a sealing manner with a surface to be sealed of a machine element to be sealed; and at least one shielding ring made of a soft magnetic material so as to shield against electromagnetic interfering waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Francois Colineau, Jens Hofmann, Thomas Klenk
  • Patent number: 10190690
    Abstract: Preliminary seal, comprising an essentially circular disc (1) of an electrically conductive material (2) permeable to air and a carrier body (3), wherein the disc (1) is configured as a separately produced individual part—in relation to the carrier body (3)—is joined to the carrier body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Francois Colineau, Guenter Hintenlang, Thomas Klenk, Stefan Koenig
  • Patent number: 10161522
    Abstract: A seal assembly having a sealing ring, including at least one dynamically stressed sealing lip (1) and a buffer seal (2), which is arranged adjacent to the sealing lip (1) at an axial distance (3) therefrom, wherein the buffer seal (2) is made of an electrically conductive material, and wherein the sealing lip (1) and the buffer seal (2) are adjacent to and in contact with a surface (5) to be sealed of a first machine element (6) to be sealed, wherein the first machine element (6) to be sealed is arranged adjacent to a second machine element (8) at a radial distance (7) therefrom, wherein the sealing ring (1) is arranged in the a gap (9) formed by the radial distance (7), wherein the first (6) and second machine elements (8) are in contact with the buffer seal (2) in an electrically conductive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Francois Colineau, Guenter Hintenlang, Thomas Klenk
  • Patent number: 10029356
    Abstract: A mounting device for a sealing ring, having a transport/mounting protective sleeve for the sealing ring and a sleeve-shaped punch with which the transport/mounting protective sleeve is movable on both sides in axial direction and automatically removable, wherein the protective sleeve has an inner step, extending axially, and an outside diameter corresponding to the outside diameter of a machine element to be sealed, and an axial length substantially corresponding to the axial length of the sealing ring, wherein the inner step is bounded axially counter to mounting direction by at least one end-side stop for the sealing ring, which stop forms part of an outer step likewise extending in the axial direction, wherein the outer step has a first driver surface with which at least one latching-lug-shaped driver of the punch can be engaged for automatic removal of the protective sleeve when the punch moves counter to the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Francois Colineau, Guenter Hintenlang, Martin Heldmann, Horst Spiegelhalter
  • Publication number: 20160151896
    Abstract: A mounting device for a sealing ring, having a transport/mounting protective sleeve for the sealing ring and a sleeve-shaped punch with which the transport/mounting protective sleeve is movable on both sides in axial direction and automatically removable, wherein the protective sleeve has an inner step, extending axially, and an outside diameter corresponding to the outside diameter of a machine element to be sealed, and an axial length substantially corresponding to the axial length of the sealing ring, wherein the inner step is bounded axially counter to mounting direction by at least one end-side stop for the sealing ring, which stop forms part of an outer step likewise extending in the axial direction, wherein the outer step has a first driver surface with which at least one latching-lug-shaped driver of the punch can be engaged for automatic removal of the protective sleeve when the punch moves counter to the mounting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Francois Colineau, Guenter Hintenlang, Martin Heldmann, Horst Spiegelhalter
  • Publication number: 20160010750
    Abstract: Preliminary seal, comprising an essentially circular disc (1) of an electrically conductive material (2) permeable to air and a carrier body (3), wherein the disc (1) is configured as a separately produced individual part—in relation to the carrier body (3)—is joined to the carrier body (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Francois COLINEAU, Guenter HINTENLANG, Thomas KLENK, Stefan KOENIG
  • Publication number: 20140203514
    Abstract: A seal assembly having a sealing ring, including at least one dynamically stressed sealing lip (1) and a buffer seal (2), which is arranged adjacent to the sealing lip (1) at an axial distance (3) therefrom, wherein the buffer seal (2) is made of an electrically conductive material, and wherein the sealing lip (1) and the buffer seal (2) are adjacent to and in contact with a surface (5) to be sealed of a first machine element (6) to be sealed, wherein the first machine element (6) to be sealed is arranged adjacent to a second machine element (8) at a radial distance (7) therefrom, wherein the sealing ring (1) is arranged in the a gap (9) formed by the radial distance (7), wherein the first (6) and second machine elements (8) are in contact with the buffer seal (2) in an electrically conductive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Francois COLINEAU, Guenter HINTENLANG, Thomas KLENK