Patents by Inventor Franz Huettinger

Franz Huettinger 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: 11078605
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a spinning machine or winder that includes a plurality of same-kind workstations and a plurality of input terminals situated with the workstations. The method includes at least intermittently configuring at least one of the input terminals as a master terminal. Commands are entered for operation of all or a group of the workstations via the master terminal. Designation of the master terminal is changed to one or more different ones of the input terminals at different points in time. A spinning machine or winder that practices the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Franz Huettinger
  • Patent number: 11078603
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display on a spinning machine or winder having a plurality of same-kind workstations and a plurality of displays includes assigning one of the displays to at least two of the workstations, wherein each display includes a display area. During normal operation of the workstations, information regarding the individual workstations assigned to the particular display is simultaneously displayed in respective subareas of the display area. When required by changed operating states at the work stations, a surface area of the subareas is changed to display information regarding at least one of the workstations on a larger subarea. An associated spinning machine or winder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Mario Maleck, Franz Huettinger
  • Publication number: 20210054542
    Abstract: A method determines an electrical characteristic at a spinning machine or winder, wherein the electrical characteristic is one or both of electrical power and electrical energy consumption. The spinning machine or winder includes a plurality of adjacently arranged workstations that each include an electrical working element. A total electrical characteristic for the spinning machine or winder is measured with a central measuring unit. The workstations are subdivided into at least two production groups that operated independently of one another. A distribution key is defined and used to calculate the electrical characteristic specific to each of the production groups by allocating the total electrical characteristic to the production groups with the distribution key. The specific production group electrical characteristics are displayed at the spinning machine or winder and transmitted to a computer that is at a higher control level than the spinning machine or winder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger, Julian Reuthlinger
  • Publication number: 20200399793
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a semi-automatic or fully automatic cross-wound package-manufacturing spinning machine that has a plurality of identical, adjacently arranged, and at least partially autonomous workstations. Each of the workstations has a spinning device for manufacturing a thread and a winding device including a package holder for winding the thread onto a cross-wound package. Once an end of a lot being processed at one of the workstations has been reached, the workstation is stopped. A requirement that at least one manual service action must be carried out at the workstation before a lot change at the workstation is displayed at the workstation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Romeo Pohn, Adalbert Stephan, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger
  • Patent number: 10788809
    Abstract: A method is provided for the enabling of machine functions on a spinning-mill machine comprising multiple components. The method includes transfer of machine-specific data to an enabling device that is physically remote from the spinning-mill machine; evaluation of the machine-specific data through the enabling device; selection of enabling data through the enabling device depending on the machine-specific data; transfer of the enabling data to the spinning-mill machine; and enabling of specific machine functions depending on the enabling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gruber, Mario Maleck, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger
  • Publication number: 20190211480
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display on a spinning machine or winder having a plurality of same-kind workstations and a plurality of displays includes assigning one of the displays to at least two of the workstations, wherein each display includes a display area. During normal operation of the workstations, information regarding the individual workstations assigned to the particular display is simultaneously displayed in respective subareas of the display area. When required by changed operating states at the work stations, a surface area of the subareas is changed to display information regarding at least one of the workstations on a larger subarea. An associated spinning machine or winder is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Mario Maleck, Franz Huettinger
  • Publication number: 20190211481
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a spinning machine or winder that includes a plurality of same-kind workstations and a plurality of input terminals situated with the workstations. The method includes at least intermittently configuring at least one of the input terminals as a master terminal. Commands are entered for operation of all or a group of the workstations via the master terminal. Designation of the master terminal is changed to one or more different ones of the input terminals at different points in time. A spinning machine or winder that practices the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Franz Huettinger
  • Publication number: 20160299490
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the enabling of machine functions on a spinning-mill machine (1) comprising multiple components, featuring the following steps: Transfer of machine-specific data to an enabling device (4) physically remote from the spinning-mill machine (1), Evaluation of the machine-specific data through the enabling device (4) Selection of release data through the enabling device (4) depending on the machine-specific data, Transfer of the enabling data to the spinning-mill machine (1), Enabling of specific machine functions depending on the enabling data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Gruber, Mario Maleck, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger