Patents by Inventor Frank Winter

Frank Winter 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: 20200217477
    Abstract: A light emitting system includes at least one light pipe, at least one light source disposed at least partially within an interior of the system, at least one mask, and a lens substantially enclosing the interior of the system, the at least one light pipe, and the at least one light source, the lens having an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and at least one of a continuous transparent or translucent coating on the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: James Nicholson, Shane Randell Koehne, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Heath Messenger, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Gary Dekievit, Simon David Field, Shahad Algurabi, Sam Thoday, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Sascha Björn Heib, Andreas Herrmann, Ilka Rötzer, Matthias Koller
  • Publication number: 20200112058
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of compounds according to general formula (1), in particular 1,4,2-dioxoazol-5-on-derivatives, as additives in electrolytes for electrochemical energy sources such as lithium-ion-batteries, and compounds containing electrolytes according to general formula (1), in particular, 1,4,2-dioxoazol-5-on-derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNSTER
    Inventors: Ralf WAGNER, Stephan RÖSER, Sebastian BROX, Andreas LERCHEN, Frank GLORIUS, Martin WINTER
  • Publication number: 20200061631
    Abstract: A grinding, separating, and discharging of hard to grind parts of a material mixture of components with different grindability from a spiral jet mill, wherein the hard to grind parts are discharged from the process chamber via at least one additional discharge nozzle. A spiral jet mill for comminuting and classifying grinding material, including at least one process chamber, wherein this at least one process chamber is enclosed by a housing, at least one grinding material feeding, which leads into the at least one process chamber, at least two grinding nozzles, a fine material outlet, which is radially enclosed by a separator wheel, wherein at least one discharge nozzle is assigned to the process chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Hermann Sickel
  • Publication number: 20200011502
    Abstract: A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle includes a housing, at least one light pipe together with at least one light source disposed at least partially within the housing, and a clear lens substantially enclosing the housing, the at least one light pipe and the at least one light source, the lens having an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and at least one of a continuous transparent and translucent coating on the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: James Nicholson, Shane Koehne, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Messenger, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Gary Dekievit, Simon Field, Sam Thoday, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Volker Erhart, David Chamberlain, Andrew Brian Little, Eugene Schmirin, Drew Raymond Evans, Colin James Hall, Kamil Zuber
  • Publication number: 20190358703
    Abstract: A method and a plant for the production of a powdery starting material, which is provided for the manufacture of rare earth magnets, are disclosed. First of all, at least one magnetic material, which is comminuted into a powdery intermediate product with a possibly increased concentration of impurities, and/or at least one alloy including rare earth metal are provided, which includes a low concentration of impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Wilhelm Fernengel
  • Publication number: 20190362892
    Abstract: A method and a plant for the production of a powdery material, which is provided for the manufacture of rare earth magnets. First of all, at least one magnetic or magnetizable raw material, respectively, is provided and is comminuted into a powdery intermediate product, which includes powder particles including corners and edges, by means of conventional comminuting methods. The sharp-edged powder particles are chamfered subsequently. The optimized powdery product including the chamfered powder particles is used for the manufacture of rare earth magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Wilhelm Fernengel
  • Patent number: 10451270
    Abstract: A method and a device for generating superheated steam from a working medium, which includes the following steps: feeding of a working medium in the liquid phase to a specific heating tube and temperature regulation of the specific heating tube. Furthermore, the specific heating tube is temperature-regulated with a defined amount of thermal energy, as a result of which superheated steam is formed in the specific heating tube from the working medium fed in the liquid phase, the superheated steam then departing from the specific heating tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Thorsten Uhl
  • Publication number: 20190160705
    Abstract: A press die for producing a clay roof tile, including a first die half and a second die half, which can move between a pressing position, in which they define a receiving space that represents the form of the finished roof tile, and a filling position, in which they are mutually spaced and the receiving space can be filled with a plastically deformable clay material. At least one of the first and the second die half has at least one depression which represents a projecting part of the finished roof tile; a first compression element is provided at the depression, and movable between an initial position, in which it is retracted in relation to the form of the finished roof tile, and a compacting position, in which some sections of the first compression element represent the surface of the finished roof tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Frank WINTER
  • Publication number: 20190159297
    Abstract: An adaptable system for defogging a mirror in a steamy bathroom having a tube assembly with a plurality of openings with an impeller and a plurality of heating elements for blowing hot air through the openings onto the fogged mirror. In one example embodiment, the tube assembly has louvers directing the hot air from the openings. The system has a plurality of mounting assemblies configured for all types of mirrors operative for coupling to the tube assembly, such as a portable mounting assembly with a rechargeable battery that selectively attaches on or adjacent to a mirror. The system has an articulated arm mounting assembly in one example embodiment. The system has a mounting assembly fixture in another example embodiment. A kit comprises the tube assembly and at least one mounting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Winters
  • Patent number: 10225887
    Abstract: An adaptable system for defogging a mirror in a steamy bathroom having a tube assembly with a plurality of openings with an impeller and a plurality of heating elements for blowing hot air through the openings onto the fogged mirror. In one example embodiment, the tube assembly has louvers directing the hot air from the openings. The system has a plurality of mounting assemblies configured for all types of mirrors operative for coupling to the tube assembly, such as a portable mounting assembly with a rechargeable battery that selectively attaches on or adjacent to a mirror. The system has an articulated arm mounting assembly in one example embodiment. The system has a mounting assembly fixture in another example embodiment. A kit comprises the tube assembly and at least one mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Winters
  • Publication number: 20190027284
    Abstract: A method for producing a powdered starting material, which is provided for production of rare earth magnets, including the following steps: pulverizing an alloy, including at least one rare earth metal, wherein a powdered intermediate product is formed from the alloy including at least one rare earth metal, and carrying out at least one classification aimed at particle size and/or density for the powdered intermediate product, wherein a fraction of the powdered intermediate product, which is formed by means of the at least one classification, for fabrication of rare earth magnets. Furthermore, at least one dynamic classifier is provided, implementing at least one classification directed at particle size and/or density for the powdered intermediate product and thereby separates the fraction from the powdered intermediate product, which forms the starting material provided for manufacturing rare earth magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Hermann Sickel, Wilhelm Fernengel
  • Publication number: 20180290091
    Abstract: A fastening system for filter bags and baskets. The filter bag with a first outer diameter for filtering dust particles and a filter basket for the internal stabilization and fastening of the filter bag. A connecting region arranged on a perforated filter plate for connecting the filter bag and/or the filter basket to the filter installation. The connecting region includes a cutout for the filter bag. The filter bag includes at one end at least one snap ring for the connection to the connecting region, and has a second outer diameter in the region of the snap ring. The filter basket includes at its upper end at least two spring elements for connection to the connecting region. The snap ring is elastically deformable and can be brought into at least a first shape, the cross-sectional area whereof is smaller than an area of the inner cross-section of the cutout of the perforated filter plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Karlheinz Terlecki
  • Patent number: 10006104
    Abstract: A process for producing low carbon chromium iron alloys directly from chromite concentrates wherein superheated liquid aluminum is flowed in a controlled manner into a reaction vessel preheated to a temperature of approximately 1,000° C. while simultaneously feeding chromite concentrates preheated to a temperature in the same range at a controlled rate into the preheated reaction vessel. The ratio of chromite to aluminum is controlled to be at or above the stoichiometric ratio required to reduce the oxide from chromium and iron to low carbon ferrochrome alloy. Burnt lime is continuously added to the vessel in an amount sufficient to form and flux a slag of the eutectic composition known as calcium aluminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KWG RESOURCES, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Winter
  • Patent number: 9847274
    Abstract: According to an exemplary aspect an electronic module is provided, wherein the electronic module comprises an electronic chip comprising at least one electronic component, a spacing element comprising a main surface arranged on the electronic chip and being in thermally conductive connection with the at least one electronic component, and a mold compound at least partially enclosing the electronic chip and the spacing element, wherein the spacing element comprises a lateral surface which is in contact to the mould compound and comprises surface structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Ottmar Geitner, Ivan Nikitin, Jürgen Högerl
  • Publication number: 20170234528
    Abstract: A method and a device for generating superheated steam from a working medium, which includes the following steps: feeding of a working medium in the liquid phase to a specific heating tube and temperature regulation of the specific heating tube. Furthermore, the specific heating tube is temperature-regulated with a defined amount of thermal energy, as a result of which superheated steam is formed in the specific heating tube from the working medium fed in the liquid phase, the superheated steam then departing from the specific heating tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Winter, Thorsten Uhl
  • Publication number: 20170154835
    Abstract: An electronic module is provided, which comprises a first carrier; an electronic chip comprising at least one electronic component and arranged on the first carrier; a spacing element comprising a surface arranged on the electronic chip and being in thermal conductive connection with the at least one electronic component; a second carrier arranged on the spacing element; and a mold compound enclosing the electronic chip and the spacing element at least partially; wherein the spacing element comprises a material having a CTE value being matched with at least one other CTE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Christian Neugirg, Andreas Grassmann, Wolfram Hable, Ottmar Geitner, Frank Winter, Alexander Schwarz, Inpil Yoo
  • Patent number: 9612035
    Abstract: An adaptable system for defogging a mirror in a steamy bathroom having a tube assembly with a plurality of openings with an impeller and a plurality of heating elements for blowing hot air through the openings onto the fogged mirror. In one example embodiment, the tube assembly has louvers directing the hot air from the openings. The system has a plurality of mounting assemblies configured for all types of mirrors operative for coupling to the tube assembly, such as a portable mounting assembly with a rechargeable battery that selectively attaches on or adjacent to a mirror. The system has an articulated arm mounting assembly in one example embodiment. The system has a mounting assembly fixture in another example embodiment. A kit comprises the tube assembly and at least one mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: WINTERVENTION
    Inventor: Frank Winters
  • Publication number: 20170092563
    Abstract: According to an exemplary aspect an electronic module is provided, wherein the electronic module comprises an electronic chip comprising at least one electronic component, a spacing element comprising a main surface arranged on the electronic chip and being in thermally conductive connection with the at least one electronic component, and a mold compound at least partially enclosing the electronic chip and the spacing element, wherein the spacing element comprises a lateral surface which is in contact to the mould compound and comprises surface structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Frank WINTER, Ottmar GEITNER, Ivan NIKITIN, Jürgen HÖGERL
  • Patent number: 9589922
    Abstract: An electronic module is provided, which comprises a first carrier; an electronic chip comprising at least one electronic component and arranged on the first carrier; a spacing element comprising a surface arranged on the electronic chip and being in thermal conductive connection with the at least one electronic component; a second carrier arranged on the spacing element; and a mold compound enclosing the electronic chip and the spacing element at least partially; wherein the spacing element comprises a material having a CTE value being matched with at least one other CTE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Christian Neugirg, Andreas Grassmann, Wolfram Hable, Ottmar Geitner, Frank Winter, Alexander Schwarz, Inpil Yoo
  • Patent number: 9585241
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a substrate is provided. The substrate may include: a ceramic carrier having a first side and a second side opposite the first side; a first metal layer disposed over the first side of the ceramic carrier; a second metal layer disposed over the second side of the ceramic carrier; and a cooling structure formed into or over the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Wolfram Hable, Andreas Grassmann, Frank Winter, Ottmar Geitner, Alexander Schwarz, Alexander Herbrandt