Patents by Inventor Frank Guenter

Frank Guenter 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: 10501876
    Abstract: Functional spunlaid fabrics incorporating fibers made from non-meltable polymers containing permanently one or more functional additives are provided. The fibers are entangled and interlocked to form a firm nonwoven composite, have different lengths, and aspect ratios above 1,000. The fibers have a mean diameter of 0.1 to 500 micrometres and diameter variations within a single fiber and among each other of at least 30%. The fibers contain more than 40 wt % of finely distributed functional additives in solid and/or liquid form. The spunlaid fabric is produced from a spinning solution containing the non-meltable polymer dissolved in a direct solvent and at least one functional additive. The spinning solution is extruded out of a spinneret, and the resulting strands are drawn in the longitudinal direction to form fibers, stabilized and laid down to form a nonwoven fabric with permanent functional properties. Exemplary spunlaid fabrics include clothing, technical textiles and filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: THUERINGISCHES INSTITUT FUER TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Yvonne Ewert, Frank-Günter Niemz, Marcus Krieg, Bernd Riedel
  • Patent number: 10443153
    Abstract: The invention relates to molded cellulose bodies, in particular fibers, filaments, directly spun nonwovens, films, or foams which have flame-resistant properties. The fibers and filaments can be further processed as textiles into yarns, wovens, knitted fabrics, and nonwovens. The molded bodies are produced from solutions of cellulose and melamine cyanurate or cellulose and crosslinked or partially crosslinked melamine resin particles in an organic solvent. The melamine cyanurate or the melamine resin particles provide the molded cellulose bodies with flame-retardant properties. The molded cellulose bodies made of cellulose and melamine cyanurate or melamine resin particles can further contain flame retardants, in particular flame retardants which act synergistically, in a particulate form. The obtained textile fibers and nonwoven materials have a soft touch and can be processed or finished as filaments or yarns on conventional textile machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: smartpolymer GmbH
    Inventors: Frank-Günter Niemz, Marcus Krieg, Michael Mooz, Ralf-Uwe Bauer, Sabine Riede
  • Patent number: 10295264
    Abstract: A fluid/air heat exchanging device (2) has fluid-conducting outside collecting chambers (6, 10) having an inlet (8) or outlet (12) and being connected to one another via duct-shaped fluid guides (14) that control the temperature of a fluid flow by an air flow. The air flows in duct-shaped air guides separated from the fluid guides (14). A further collecting chamber (18; 20, 22) is inserted between outside collecting chambers (6, 10). The further collecting chamber (18; 20, 22) is arranged parallel to the outside collecting chambers (6, 10). All the fluid guides (14) are connected to the further collecting chamber and one of the outside collecting chambers (6, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HYDAC COOLING GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Guenter Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20180313010
    Abstract: Functional spunlaid fabrics incorporating fibers made from non-meltable polymers containing permanently one or more functional additives are provided. The fibers are entangled and interlocked to form a firm nonwoven composite, have different lengths, and aspect ratios above 1,000. The fibers have a mean diameter of 0.1 to 500 micrometres and diameter variations within a single fiber and among each other of at least 30%. The fibers contain more than 40 wt % of finely distributed functional additives in solid and/or liquid form. The spunlaid fabric is produced from a spinning solution containing the non-meltable polymer dissolved in a direct solvent and at least one functional additive. The spinning solution is extruded out of a spinneret, and the resulting strands are drawn in the longitudinal direction to form fibers, stabilized and laid down to form a nonwoven fabric with permanent functional properties. Exemplary spunlaid fabrics include clothing, technical textiles and filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yvonne EWERT, Frank-Günter NIEMZ, Marcus KRIEG, Bernd RIEDEL
  • Publication number: 20170016148
    Abstract: The invention relates to molded cellulose bodies, in particular fibers, filaments, directly spun nonwovens, films, or foams which have flame-resistant properties. The fibers and filaments can be further processed as textiles into yarns, wovens, knitted fabrics, and nonwovens. The molded bodies are produced from solutions of cellulose and melamine cyanurate or cellulose and crosslinked or partially crosslinked melamine resin particles in an organic solvent. The melamine cyanurate or the melamine resin particles provide the molded cellulose bodies with flame-retardant properties. The molded cellulose bodies made of cellulose and melamine cyanurate or melamine resin particles can further contain flame retardants, in particular flame retardants which act synergistically, in a particulate form. The obtained textile fibers and nonwoven materials have a soft touch and can be processed or finished as filaments or yarns on conventional textile machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Frank-Günter NIEMZ, Marcus KRIEG, Michael MOOZ, Ralf-Uwe BAUER, Sabine RIEDE
  • Publication number: 20160341482
    Abstract: A heat exchanging device (2), in particular a fluid/air heat exchanger, having individual fluid-conducting collecting chambers (6, 10) which in each case have an inlet (8) or outlet (12) for fluid supply and discharge and which are connected to one another via duct-like fluid guides (14) which control the temperature of, in particular cool, a fluid flow during operation of the device by means of an air flow which flows in duct-like air guides which are separated from the fluid guides (14) in a medium-tight manner, is characterized in that, in order to construct the overall heat exchanging device (2), at least one further collecting chamber (18; 20, 22) is inserted between collecting chambers (6, 10) which are arranged on outer sides which lie opposite one another, which further collecting chamber (18; 20, 22) is arranged parallel to the collecting chambers (6, 10) which lie on the outside, and into which further collecting chamber (18; 20, 22) all the fluid guides (14) which are connected to a collecting cham
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Frank Guenter LEHMANN
  • Publication number: 20150027185
    Abstract: An apparatus for straightening metal strips, including a first, upper group and a second, lower group of straightening rollers arranged in each case immediately in succession in a strip running direction, and a group of individually controllable actuators arranged alongside one another in a transverse direction. An axial bending profile of at least a first of the straightening rollers is settable by the group of actuators. At least one second group of individually controllable actuators arranged alongside one another in the transverse direction is provided. An axial bending profile of the least a second of the straightening rollers, which is in particular different from the bending profile of the first bending roller, is settable by the second group of actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank-Günter Benner, Roman Dehmel, Rolf Franz, Matthias Kipping, Peter Jollet, Jens Artel
  • Publication number: 20120215148
    Abstract: The invention relates to functional spunbonded fabrics incorporating fibers made from non-fusible polymers containing one or more functional additives. The fibers are interwoven and interlocked to form a firm fleece composite, have different lengths, and have aspect ratios above 1,000. The fibers have a mean diameter of 0.1 to 500 micrometres and diameter variations within a fiber and/or among each other of at least 30%. The fibers contain more than 40 wt % of finely distributed functional additives in solid and/or liquid form. The spunbonded fabric is produced from a spinning solution containing the non-fusible polymer dissolved in a direct solvent and at least one functional additive. The spinning solution is extruded out of a spinneret, and the resulting strands are drawn in the longitudinal direction to form filaments or fibers, stabilized and laid down to form a fleece fabric. Exemplary spunbonded fabrics include clothing, technical textiles and filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Yvonne Ewert, Frank-Günter Niemz, Marcus Krieg, Bernd Riedel
  • Publication number: 20120201995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a molded body having a polymeric coating in which cladding material is prepared from a polymer solution; carrier material is guided through a feed channel and an outlet opening into a coating chamber, the feed channel traversing a container holding the cladding material; the cladding material is guided through a predefined gap into the coating chamber, and contact is effected between the cladding material and the carrier material to form a preliminary layer; the carrier material and preliminary layer are guided through an outlet opening into a relaxation zone; by setting the withdrawal of the carrier material via the outlet opening into the relaxation zone, the cladding material, the carrier material or both can be altered; and solvent is removed from the polymer layer. The molded bodies are preferably fibers, in particular bristles, such as brush or paint brush bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Jürgen Melle, Ralf-Uwe Bauer, Frank-Günter Niemz, Sabine Riede
  • Publication number: 20120167653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guide assembly in a plant for working strip (1), comprising positionable guides (3a, 3b) at both longitudinal edges (2a, 2b) of the strip (1), at least one guide (3a, 3b) being pressable by at least one actuator (4) against the strip (1), characterized in that at least one guide (3a, 3b) is shiftable along a guide beam (9) formed with a cylinder (7) in which a piston (6) fixedly attached to the guide (3a, 3b) can be moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Guenter Benner
  • Patent number: 8206227
    Abstract: A torsional vibration damper includes a drive-side primary element having at least one primary dog, an output-side secondary element having at least one secondary dog, and at least one spring device between the primary and secondary dogs for spring-elastic coupling of the primary element to the secondary element and including a plurality of spring elements. A separator sheet includes a ring element. At least one sliding block extends from the ring element between adjacent spring elements and is arranged circumferentially about the spring elements. The primary element has also an inner part having an external toothing, an outer part on which the primary dog is arranged and having an internal toothing engaging into the external toothing, and at least one damping part arranged between the external and internal toothing for vibration damping between the inner and outer parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen Boelling, Christian Bernhard Halm, Frank Guenter, Volker Heinz
  • Patent number: 8153940
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flat heater, which is used for applications in the range of heating voltages of up to 1000 V, produces attainable powers of up to 2 kW/m2 and is characterized by the fact that the electrical resistance required for the heating is formed by an electrically conductive cellulose nonwoven. Metallic contacts which are incorporated ensure the connection of the conductive cellulose nonwoven to a voltage source. Polymer films applied on both sides provide mechanical and electrical protection and prevent the ingress of moisture into the cellulose nonwoven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Thüringisches Institut für Textil-und Kunststoff-Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Frank-Günter Niemz, Bernd Riedel, Carmen Knobelsdorf
  • Publication number: 20110275501
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus (1) for cooling a roll (2) in a roll stand and provided with at least one spray beam (3) supplied with a cooling medium, especially water, with spray nozzles (4) for spraying cooling medium onto the surface of the roll (2), and that extends generally parallel to a spray beam axis (5) extending parallel to the roll axis (6). In order to be able to adjust the spray beam for changed roll diameters, the invention provides that the spray beam (3) is mounted directly or indirectly on a lever (7) that can pivot around a rotation axis (8) that is parallel to the roll axis (6), and the spray beam axis (5) and the rotation axis (8) are spaced from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Frank-Guenter Benner
  • Patent number: 7740457
    Abstract: A device for delivery of flowable media, especially of lubricants, includes a pump (1) driven by a motor and forming a component of a line system. At least one heating element (21) activated by energy supply is located outside of the housing (3) of the pump (1) in a position enabling heat transfer to the housing (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Hydac System GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Günter Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20100140037
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling arrangement comprising a component (6) fixed to a housing, a piston (2) that is located rotatably about an axis of rotation (?) relative to the component (6) fixed to a housing, a rotatable component (1) designed as a component mounted rotatably about the axis of rotation (?) relative to the component fixed to a housing and having a chamber (8) in the front region of the piston (2), a line arrangement (4) forming a communication line through the component (6) fixed to a housing and the rotatable component (1) to the chamber (8) for a pressure medium, and a rotary feedthrough seal (3) sealing the line arrangement (4) between the component (6) fixed to a housing and the rotatable component (1), wherein a radial inner distance (ri) and/or a radial outer distance (ra) of the piston (2) from the axis of rotation (?) is less than a radial seal distance (r0) of the rotary feedthrough seal (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Guenter, Goetz Nicklas
  • Publication number: 20100025181
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clutch arrangement having a component which is fixed to a housing, having a piston which is arranged so as to be rotatable about a rotational axis relative to the component which is fixed to the housing, having a hollow cylindrical or annular chamber which surrounds the piston at its end-side region, and having a line arrangement which, for conducting a pressure medium for actuating the piston, leads to the chamber through the component which is fixed to the housing, wherein the chamber is formed as a constituent part of the component which is fixed to the housing and which forms a cylinder, and wherein the piston is arranged in the chamber so as to be rotatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Frank Guenter
  • Publication number: 20100025178
    Abstract: A torsional vibration damper includes a drive-side primary element having at least one primary dog, an output-side secondary element having at least one secondary dog, and at least one spring device between the primary and secondary dogs for spring-elastic coupling of the primary element to -the secondary element. The primary element has also an inner part and an outer part, on which the primary dog is arranged, and at least one damping part for vibration damping between the inner and outer parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Jochen Boelling, Christian Bernhard Halm, Frank Guenter, Volker Heinz
  • Patent number: 7574268
    Abstract: A modular control system, which is constructed from terminal modules and function modules to fit these, for use in industrial automation in particular is provided. With the known embodiments, which comprise different terminal modules for different functionalities, subsequent system extensions can often only be achieved with significant outlay. With the inventive modular control system this problem is resolved by the use of novel terminal modules of identical structure, with the different functionalities being provided by additional function units. Additional advantages, in addition to simpler modification of the system configuration, are lower planning and assembly outlays, simpler and error-free pre-assembly of the standard terminal modules, simpler stocking of spare parts, clear transparency in respect of the supply of supply voltages, potential forwarding and separation and specialist functions such as simple and transparent handling during gradual commissioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Frank-Günter Meier
  • Patent number: 7445108
    Abstract: A dual clutch transmission having radially nested clutches including an outer clutch having first inner and outer clutch disks that are interleaved between each other where the first outer clutch disks are operatively mounted to a first outer support carrier. The transmission also includes an inner clutch having second inner and outer clutch disks operatively interleaved between each other and operatively mounted to a second inner support carrier. A common disk carrier has a common clutch disk carrier that operatively supports the first inner clutch disks of the outer clutch and the second outer clutch disks of the inner clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Bauer, Rainer Gerathewohl, Frank Guenter, Hans-Juergen Hauck, Klaus Heber, Johannes Heinrich, Carsten Weinhold
  • Patent number: 7424211
    Abstract: An arrangement for influencing the temperature of flowable media, especially of lubricants found in a lubricant system, has a line through which the medium flow. At least one element (11) is assigned to the line section (1, 5) for influencing the temperature, and can be activated by supplying energy. At least one element (11) is located within the line section (1, 5) in the flow path of the medium. The wall in the line section (1,5) has a connection means (9) for supplying energy to the element (11) located in the line section (1, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Hydac System GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Günter Lehmann