Patents by Inventor Franz Fuchs

Franz Fuchs 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: 10953488
    Abstract: A linear friction welding machine comprising a compression unit and an oscillator unit, each having a clamping holder for a workpiece. Both clamping holders are configured such that workpieces are held with the surfaces thereof to be welded, aligned and facing each other. The clamping holder of the compression unit is linearly movable relative to the clamping holder of the oscillator unit, and the latter is movable in an oscillating manner at right angles transversely with respect to the direction of travel of the compression unit and fixed to ends of vertical and horizontal supports which can be deflected laterally in a sprung manner in the oscillation direction, the other ends of which are anchored rigidly on supporting bodies. The supports are flexible under deflection in the oscillation direction but are designed to resist buckling when the clamping holders are loaded in the direction of travel of the compression unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: pewag austria GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20200269348
    Abstract: A linear friction welding machine comprising a compression unit and an oscillator unit, each having a clamping holder for a workpiece. Both clamping holders are configured such that workpieces are held with the surfaces thereof to be welded, aligned and facing each other. The clamping holder of the compression unit is linearly movable relative to the clamping holder of the oscillator unit, and the latter is movable in an oscillating manner at right angles transversely with respect to the direction of travel of the compression unit and fixed to ends of vertical and horizontal supports which can be deflected laterally in a sprung manner in the oscillation direction, the other ends of which are anchored rigidly on supporting bodies. The supports are flexible under deflection in the oscillation direction but are designed to resist buckling when the clamping holders are loaded in the direction of travel of the compression unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Franz FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20190319246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separator arrangement (20) for an electrochemical battery cell (10) comprising an ionically conductive and electrically insulating separator layer (22), characterized in that the separator arrangement (20) further comprises a reduction layer (24) comprising a reductant, wherein the reduction layer (24) has a specific surface area which is in a range of not less than 10 m2/g, preferably of not less than 100 m2/g, for example of not less than 1000 m2/g, and wherein the reduction layer (24) is porous and has an open porosity in a range from not less than 10% to not more than 90%, preferably from not less than 30% to not more than 70%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Schroeder, Calin Iulius Wurm, Martin Manuel Hiller, Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20190280275
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electrode assembly (10) for a battery cell (2), comprising an anode (11) and a cathode (12) that are separated from one another by means of a separator (18), an electrically conductive layer (32) being arranged on the separator (18) and the electrically conductive layer (32) being covered at least partially with a protective film (34). The protective film (34) is a dense passivation layer or a polymer coating. The invention also concerns a battery cell (2), comprising at least one electrode assembly (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Calin Iulius Wurm, Nicola Mingirulli, Martin Manuel Hiller, Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20180120381
    Abstract: A system (1) for testing a cell by creating at least one short circuit, particularly a defined internal short circuit, within the cell, comprising at least one cathode (4) and at least one anode (2), and at least one separator (3), which is adjustable between the cathode (4) and the anode (2) of the cell, whereby at least the cathode (4) comprises a pad (5) able to emit metal ions, which enable the growth of at least one dendrite (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Franz Fuchs, Martin Manuel Hiller
  • Patent number: 9328800
    Abstract: A chain joint for link chains, having a main body in the form of an oval chain link with two mutually parallel longitudinal legs which are connected to one another at their ends via a rounded link portion, one defining a receiving opening for receiving chain links. The receiving opening is bounded at its ends by one longitudinal leg section, wherein, in the longitudinal leg, a threaded bore runs in the longitudinal direction and extends in both longitudinal leg sections. A closure screw engages the threaded bore in both longitudinal leg sections, so that, while maintaining the predefined sizes for outer circumference and link width of the main body, the main body, in the region of its longitudinal legs, includes a profile cross section that is larger than the profile cross section in the region of its rounded link portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Pewag Austria Gmbh
    Inventors: Aegyd Pengg, Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20150316126
    Abstract: A chain joint for link chains, having a main body in the form of an oval chain link with two mutually parallel longitudinal legs which are connected to one another at their ends via a rounded link portion, one defining a receiving opening for receiving chain links. The receiving opening is bounded at its ends by one longitudinal leg section, wherein, in the longitudinal leg, a threaded bore runs in the longitudinal direction and extends in both longitudinal leg sections. A closure screw engages the threaded bore in both longitudinal leg sections, so that, while maintaining the predefined sizes for outer circumference and link width of the main body, the main body, in the region of its longitudinal legs, includes a profile cross section that is larger than the profile cross section in the region of its rounded link portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Aegyd PENGG, Franz FUCHS
  • Patent number: 9143199
    Abstract: An NFC communicator has an antenna circuit to enable inductive coupling, via an RF H field, of the NFC communicator and another near field RF communicator in near field range. The antenna circuit has an antenna element coupled in parallel with a first capacitor to form a parallel LC circuit. The antenna element has an antenna coil in series with a second capacitor to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field. Alternatively or additionally, receive circuitry of the NFC communicator may be coupled to only a proportion of the antenna coil to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC, communicator is subjected by a received RF H field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Europe Limited
    Inventors: Joakim Bangs, Robin Wilson, Franz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8813468
    Abstract: A chain has alternating vertical and horizontal chain links and with each link having an oval profile. The vertical links having an end web supporting surface formed on its inside that engages with a complementary bearing surface on the end web of adjacent horizontal link. The supporting surfaces and the bearing surfaces of all end webs are widened beyond two lateral surfaces of the respective end web, and supporting surfaces and bearing surfaces associated with one another are formed in each case as complementary cylindrical surfaces extending between longitudinal limbs. A method for producing such, closed profile chain links are hooked into open profile chain links and then the latter are closed by welding. And wherein, all supporting surfaces and bearing surfaces associated with one another are formed in each case as cylindrical surfaces that complement one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Pewag Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Aegyd Pengg, Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20130333348
    Abstract: A chain has alternating vertical and horizontal chain links and with each link having an oval profile. The vertical links having an end web supporting surface formed on its inside that engages with a complementary bearing surface on the end web of adjacent horizontal link. The supporting surfaces and the bearing surfaces of all end webs are widened beyond two lateral surfaces of the respective end web, and supporting surfaces and bearing surfaces associated with one another are formed in each case as complementary cylindrical surfaces extending between longitudinal limbs. A method for producing such, closed profile chain links are hooked into open profile chain links and then the latter are closed by welding. And wherein, all supporting surfaces and bearing surfaces associated with one another are formed in each case as cylindrical surfaces that complement one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: PEWAG AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Aegyd Pengg, Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20130273845
    Abstract: An NFC communicator has an antenna circuit to enable inductive coupling, via an RF H field, of the NFC communicator and another near field RF communicator in near field range. The antenna circuit has an antenna element coupled in parallel with a first capacitor to form a parallel LC circuit. The antenna element has an antenna coil in series with a second capacitor to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field. Alternatively or additionally, receive circuitry of the NFC communicator may be coupled to only a proportion of the antenna coil to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC, communicator is subjected by a received RF H field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Joakim Bangs, Robin Wilson, Franz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8489020
    Abstract: An NFC communicator has an antenna circuit to enable inductive coupling, via an RF H field, of the NFC communicator and another near field RF communicator in near field range. The antenna circuit has an antenna element coupled in parallel with a first capacitor to form a parallel LC circuit. The antenna element has an antenna coil in series with a second capacitor to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field. Alternatively or additionally, receive circuitry of the NFC communicator may be coupled to only a proportion of the antenna coil to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Innovision Limited
    Inventors: Joakim Bangs, Robin Wilson, Franz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8436569
    Abstract: The machine in accordance with the present disclosure is an AC machine whose pole numbers can be switched (from pole p1 to pole p2), and whose number of series turns per phase N can be switched say from N0=Nrated to N1=N0/2. Furthermore, it employs an inverter so that the frequency can be changed from a low value (e.g., 5 Hz) to a high value (e.g., 200 Hz). Due to the combination of pole number and number of series turns switching/reconfiguration, a high torque at low speed (e.g., 0 rpm) and a high torque at high speed (e.g., 5,000 rpm) can be achieved, making mechanical gears obsolete. In addition, the output power of the motor can be increased at high speed in direct proportion to the speed increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Ewald Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20120268053
    Abstract: The machine in accordance with the present disclosure is an AC machine whose pole numbers can be switched (from pole p1 to pole p2), and whose number of series turns per phase N can be switched say from N0=Nrated to N1=N0/2. Furthermore, it employs an inverter so that the frequency can be changed from a low value (e.g., 5 Hz) to a high value (e.g., 200 Hz). Due to the combination of pole number and number of series turns switching/reconfiguration, a high torque at low speed (e.g., 0 rpm) and a high torque at high speed (e.g., 5,000 rpm) can be achieved, making mechanical gears obsolete. In addition, the output power of the motor can be increased at high speed in direct proportion to the speed increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Ewald Franz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8186141
    Abstract: A method for producing welded round and profile chains of chain links that are connected to each other. The chain links for round and profile chains produced by this method include two chain link partial pieces that are connected to each other by friction welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Technische Universitaet Graz
    Inventors: Horst-Hannes Cerjak, Aegyd Pengg, Franz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8183814
    Abstract: The machine in accordance with the present disclosure is an AC machine whose pole numbers can be switched (from pole p1 to pole p2), and whose number of series turns per phase N can be switched say from N0=Nrated to N1=N0/2. Furthermore, it employs an inverter so that the frequency can be changed from a low value (e.g., 5 Hz) to a high value (e.g., 200 Hz). Due to the combination of pole number and number of series turns switching/reconfiguration, a high torque at low speed (e.g., 0 rpm) and a high torque at high speed (e.g., 5,000 rpm) can be achieved, making mechanical gears obsolete. In addition, the output power of the motor can be increased at high speed in direct proportion to the speed increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Ewald Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20100269479
    Abstract: A method for producing welded round and profile chains of chain links that are connected to each other. The chain links for round and profile chains produced by this method include two chain link partial pieces that are connected to each other by friction welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicants: PEWAG AUSTRIA GMBH, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
    Inventors: Horst-Hannes Cerjak, Aegyd Pengg, Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20100112941
    Abstract: An NFC communicator has an antenna circuit to enable inductive coupling, via an RF H field, of the NFC communicator and another near field RF communicator in near field range. The antenna circuit has an antenna element coupled in parallel with a first capacitor to form a parallel LC circuit. The antenna element has an antenna coil in series with a second capacitor to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field. Alternatively or additionally, receive circuitry of the NFC communicator may be coupled to only a proportion of the antenna coil to reduce the voltage to which circuitry of the NFC communicator is subjected by a received RF H field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Innovision Research & Technology PLC
    Inventors: Joakim Bangs, Robin Wilson, Franz Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20100019714
    Abstract: The machine in accordance with the present disclosure is an AC machine whose pole numbers can be switched (from pole p1 to pole p2), and whose number of series turns per phase N can be switched say from N0=Nrated to N1=N0/2. Furthermore, it employs an inverter so that the frequency can be changed from a low value (e.g., 5 Hz) to a high value (e.g., 200 Hz). Due to the combination of pole number and number of series turns switching/reconfiguration, a high torque at low speed (e.g., 0 rpm) and a high torque at high speed (e.g., 5,000 rpm) can be achieved, making mechanical gears obsolete. In addition, the output power of the motor can be increased at high speed in direct proportion to the speed increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Ewald Franz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 6995343
    Abstract: A method and device for limiting and/or controlling the surface temperature of a hob having a ceramic cooking surface. The hob is heated by an energy source which includes a temperature limiter with a variable switching temperature. The switching temperature of the temperature limiter is varied during a cooking procedure according to a redetermined switching temperature-time profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Steiner, Tonoha Ramones, G√ľnter Zschau, Peter Blumenthal, Johann Huber, Andreas Marbach, Monika Zeraschi, Bernd Stitzl, Franz Fuchs, Dan Neumayer, Jose-Andres Garcia, Ernst Schweidler