Patents by Inventor Franz Schneider

Franz Schneider 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: 10941815
    Abstract: A connection device for a joint shaft in a motor vehicle includes an axis of rotation, a first connection area for connecting the connection device to a drive train element, a predetermined breaking region, and a tube region which connects directly to the predetermined breaking region. The connection device has an axial extension in the direction of the axis of rotation, and a radial extension orthogonal to the axis of rotation and is designed, at least substantially, as a tubular hollow body. The predetermined breaking region is arranged between the first connection region and the tube region in the axial direction. A connection area is arranged in the axial direction between the first connection region and the predetermined breaking region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Schneider, Erwin Fusseder, Wolfgang Streinz, Josef Hofstetter, Hans Blieninger
  • Patent number: 9920786
    Abstract: A hybrid shaft is provided, particularly a hybrid shaft for a vehicle, for transmitting a torque. The hybrid shaft includes a hollow shaft made of metal, wherein the hollow shaft has at least one reinforcement layer made of fiber-reinforced plastic on an outer surface of the hollow shaft in at least one reinforcement section. The hollow shaft has an external diameter varying in a longitudinal direction of the hollow shaft inside the at least one reinforcement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Schneider, Johannes Mintzlaff, Wolfgang Streinz, Josef Hofstetter
  • Patent number: 9902527
    Abstract: A coated fabric (11), comprising a fabric (12) from polymer tapes (12a, 12b), wherein the fabric (12) is coated with a sealing layer (13), wherein • at least a portion of the polymer tapes (12a, 12b) have a breaking tenacity of less than 45 cN/tex, preferably 15 to 40 cN/tex and an elongation at break of more than 30%, preferably of 40 to 90%, and/or • wherein the sealing layer (13) is formed from a composition A comprising at least one ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, and wherein the composition has a density from 0.905 to 0.930 g/cc, preferably from 0.910 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: DOW CHEMICAL IBERICA S.L., HAVER & BOECKER OHG, STARLINGER & CO GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Maria Isabel Arroyo Yillan, Thomas Schütte, Franz Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180003244
    Abstract: The invention provides a connection device for a joint shaft in a motor vehicle. The connection device includes an axis of rotation, a first connection area for connecting the connection device to a drive train element, a predetermined breaking region, and a tube region which connects directly to the predetermined breaking region. The connection device has an axial extension in the direction of the axis of rotation, and a radial extension orthogonal to the axis of rotation and is designed, at least substantially, as a tubular hollow body. The predetermined breaking region is arranged between the first connection region and the tube region in the axial direction. A connection area is arranged in the axial direction between the first connection region and the predetermined breaking region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Franz SCHNEIDER, Erwin FUSSEDER, Wolfgang STREINZ, Josef HOFSTETTER, Hans BLIENINGER
  • Patent number: 9221362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle seat comprising a seat part, a backrest and a bearing device for supporting a backrest extension part, in particular an upper backrest part, relative to a lower backrest part of the backrest of the vehicle seat, wherein the bearing device comprises a plurality of plain bearing bush units for supporting elongated transverse elements of the backrest extension part along sliding axes arranged perpendicular to the backrest, wherein the plain bearing bush units are assembled from identically designed asymmetrical bearing bush parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Grammer AG
    Inventor: Franz Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150105165
    Abstract: A hybrid shaft is provided, particularly a hybrid shaft for a vehicle, for transmitting a torque. The hybrid shaft includes a hollow shaft made of metal, wherein the hollow shaft has at least one reinforcement layer made of fiber-reinforced plastic on an outer surface of the hollow shaft in at least one reinforcement section. The hollow shaft has an external diameter varying in a longitudinal direction of the hollow shaft inside the at least one reinforcement section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Franz SCHNEIDER, Johannes MINTZLAFF, Wolfgang STREINZ, Josef HOFSTETTER
  • Patent number: 8950812
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foldable vehicle seat, in particular for utility vehicles, with a backrest and a seat part, wherein the backrest is made foldable and is connected at least to a first cam element and the seat part is made foldable and is connected at least to a second cam element, wherein the two cam elements are arranged at a distance from each other in the width-wise direction of the seat and are arranged so as to be rotatable about a common axle extending in the width-wise direction of the seat, so that the backrest and the seat part are rotatable by at least 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Grammer AG
    Inventors: Thomas Haller, Johann Meier, Rudolf Kastner, Franz Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150001903
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle seat comprising a seat part, a backrest and a bearing device for supporting a backrest extension part, in particular an upper backrest part, relative to a lower backrest part of the backrest of the vehicle seat, wherein the bearing device comprises a plurality of plain bearing bush units for supporting elongated transverse elements of the backrest extension part along sliding axes arranged perpendicular to the backrest, wherein the plain bearing bush units are assembled from identically designed asymmetrical bearing bush parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Franz SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20130305664
    Abstract: A coated fabric (11), comprising a fabric (12) from polymer tapes (12a, 12b), wherein the fabric (12) is coated with a sealing layer (13), wherein • at least a portion of the polymer tapes (12a, 12b) have a breaking tenacity of less than 45 cN/tex, preferably 15 to 40 cN/tex and an elongation at break of more than 30%, preferably of 40 to 90%, and/or • wherein the sealing layer (13) is formed from a composition A comprising at least one ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, and wherein the composition has a density from 0.905 to 0.930 g/cc, preferably from 0.910 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: STARLINGER & CO GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H., HAVER & BOECKER OHG, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Maria Isabel Arroyo Yillan, Thomas Schütte, Franz Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130189461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tape comprising from (i) about 75 wt % to about 99.9 wt % of a thermoplastic polyester, (ii) from about 0.1 wt % to about 25 wt % of a linear low-density polyethylene and (iii) from 0 wt % to about 5 wt % of other components, said tape having a thickness from 5 ?m to 300 ?m and a width from 0.5 mm to 7 mm. This tape shows no twinning and sticking to other tapes after slitting, has very good mechanical properties. When the tape is wound, bobbins having a regular shape can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicants: STARLINGER & CO. GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H., SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zahir Bashir, Herbert Furst, Franz Schneider, Robert Kraus, Christian Leeb
  • Publication number: 20130175370
    Abstract: The trailer for a children's vehicle is characterized by a tub for accommodating spreading material, a drive casing on which the tub is positioned, a drive axle which is rotatably supported in the drive casing and is connected to a drive wheel, preferably a drive gear, for rotation therewith, a gearing, preferably a train of gears in the drive casing, which meshes with the drive wheel, and a spreading disc which is rotatably coupled with the gearing, wherein the tub comprises a bottom with an exit opening for the spreading material that is arranged above the spreading disc, so that exiting spreading material falls onto the spreading disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicants: Franz Schneider GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Schneider GmbH & Co. KG, Ulrich Ewringmann, Rainer Luther
  • Publication number: 20120091771
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foldable vehicle seat, in particular for utility vehicles, with a backrest and a seat part, wherein the backrest is made foldable and is connected at least to a first cam element and the seat part is made foldable and is connected at least to a second cam element, wherein the two cam elements are arranged at a distance from each other in the width-wise direction of the seat and are arranged so as to be rotatable about a common axle extending in the width-wise direction of the seat, so that the backrest and the seat part are rotatable by at least 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas HALLER, Johann MEIER, Rudolf KASTNER, Franz SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 8104747
    Abstract: A humidifier including a housing which is used to receive a humidifier module. The housing can be connected by the housing cover and is provided with at least one first sealing element, which seals the humidifier module in relation to the housing. The humidifier module is arranged in an axially displaceable manner on the first sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Udo Eping, Franz Schneider, Klaus Leister, Stefan Geiss, Joachim Wolf, Volker Senne, Harald Ehrentraut, Bernd Altmueller
  • Patent number: 7811175
    Abstract: A torque transmission device is provided with an outer tube having a non-circular internal circumference and an inner tube having a non-circular external circumference inserted into the outer tube. The two tubes have a predefined rotational clearance as the result of a gap formed between the internal and the external circumference. At least one elastic wire cushion-like element is provided in the gap between the two tubes. The two tubes are displaceable in relation to one another, in the longitudinal direction of the tube, in such a way as to make possible length compensation, even under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Schneider, Ekkehard Gorski
  • Publication number: 20090108476
    Abstract: A humidifier including a housing which is used to receive a humidifier module. The housing can be connected by the housing cover and is provided with at least one first sealing element, which seals the humidifier module in relation to the housing. The humidifier module is arranged in an axially displaceable manner on the first sealing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Udo Eping, Franz Schneider, Klaus Leister, Stefan Geiss, Joachim Wolf, Volker Senne, Harald Ehrentraut, Bernd Altmueller
  • Publication number: 20090042657
    Abstract: A torque transmission device is provided with an outer tube having a non-circular internal circumference and an inner tube having a non-circular external circumference inserted into the outer tube. The two tubes have a predefined rotational clearance as the result of a gap formed between the internal and the external circumference. At least one elastic wire cushion-like element is provided in the gap between the two tubes. The two tubes are displaceable in relation to one another, in the longitudinal direction of the tube, in such a way as to make possible length compensation, even under load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz SCHNEIDER, Ekkehard GORSKI
  • Publication number: 20060199650
    Abstract: Centering device for the mutual centering of two shaft ends Two shaft ends (10, 20), which are in torque-transmitting connection with one another and are to a limited extent axially displaceable, rotatable and deflectable with respect to one another, are mutually centered by a stud (36), which extends axially from a first of the two shaft ends (10), and a bearing (40), which is arranged in a cavity (28) of the second shaft end (20) in the cavity (28) and receives the stud (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Franz Schneider, Joachim Rothe
  • Patent number: 5582063
    Abstract: A multistand press or similar press facility for the forming of sheet metal parts, is provided with bedplate, press stand and several press slides driven by the press drive for tool top parts interacting with tool bottom parts. Gearings for deflecting the rotating movement of the motor drive into the upward and downward movement of the press slides are arranged between press stands which each form a pair of stands, and are disposed opposite one another, and above the introduction of force into the press slides. Two gearings are provided for the respective pair of stands of two press slides. This make it possible to drive the press slides assigned to a pair of press stands from one press stand area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: L. Schuler GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Hofele, Wolfgang Michael, Hermann Braun, Franz Schneider
  • Patent number: 5001921
    Abstract: A transfer device permits different moving sequences of holding devices for the sheet metal parts which are to be moved through the metal-forming machine. The holding devices are fastened to carriages. The carriages are cam-guided, in which case a first carriage carries out a transfer movement from a working stage to an idle stage while taking along a sheet metal part. The return movement is interrupted in an intermediate position during the deforming operation of the sheet metal parts. A second Carriage carries out a transfer movement from the idle stage to a working stage and a return movement which is temporarily interrupted in an intermediate stage. The vertically extending motional parts of curves are used for the picking-up and depositing of sheet metal parts in working stages; the extended lowering movement is used for the depositing of the holding devices on sliding tables which can be moved into the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: L. Schuler GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Schneider, Hans Hofele, Kurt Strommer, Sieghard Mueller
  • Patent number: 4981031
    Abstract: A transfer device permits different moving sequences of holding devices for sheet metal parts which are to be moved through a metal-forming machine. The holding devices are fastened to carriages. The carriages are cam-guided, in which case carriage carries out a transfer movement from a working stage to an idle stage while taking along a sheet metal part. The return movement is interrupted in an intermediate position during the deforming operation of the sheet metal parts. The carriage carries out a transfer movement from the idle stage to a working stage and a return movement which is temporarily interrupted in an intermediate stage. As a result of the low-mass construction of carriages, high accelerations are possible in the movements. The transfer movements are shortened significantly by the use of intermediate depositing devices in the idle stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: L. Schuler GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Schneider, Rudi Brandstetter, Wolfgang Michael