Patents by Inventor Franz Wimmer

Franz Wimmer 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: 20200059038
    Abstract: A flat connector with a latch mechanism having two latch handle portions provided at opposite sides of the connector where the latch handle portions can be moved from an engagement position to a release position. The connector is an angular cable connector and for both handle portions, the direction of the path from the engagement position to the release position is towards the cable end of the connector. The latch handle portions are elastically biased towards their engagement position. The path from the engagement position to the release position is linear. The path from the engagement position to the release position is towards the cable end of the connector and extends in the plane of the handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventor: Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10329387
    Abstract: Nanoemulsions are prepared by: a) solubilizing a silicone resin in an organic solvent system to yield a silicone resin solution concentration of about 80% or less, wherein the organic solvent system comprises a single solvent selected from the group consisting of monoalcohols, polyalcohols, ethers of monoalcohols, ethers of polyalcohols, fatty esters, Guerbet alcohols, isoparaffins, naphthols, glycol ethers, provided that the solvent is not diethyleneglycol monobutyl ether; b) mixing the silicone resin solution with an aminosiloxane polymer to obtain an aminosiloxane polymer:silicone resin mixture having ratio of about 20:1; c) allowing the resin mixture to age for at least about 6 hours at ambient temperature; d) adding the resin mixture to a vessel; e) optionally adding with agitation, an additional organic solvent to the resin mixture; f) mixing until homogenous; g) adding a protonating agent; h) additionally adding an aqueous carrier in an amount to produce the desired concentration of emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Harry William Broening, Kristi Lynn Fliter, Markus Merget, Stefanie Schuster, Ernst Selbertinger, Mark Robert Sivik, Nicholas David Vetter, Patrick Brian Whiting, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10307819
    Abstract: A method for semi-continuous casting of a strand of steel in a strand casting machine and a strand casting machine that carries out the method, the method includes pouring liquid steel into a mold while closing off the mold by a bar to form a fully solidified strand start area followed by a partially solidified strand; extracting the partially solidified strand from the mold; supporting and guiding the partially solidified strand in the strand guide; at the end of the casting, ending the pouring of liquid steel into the mold and forming a strand end; extracting the strand end from the mold; ending the extraction of the strand end; ending the secondary cooling; providing controlled or regulated cooling of the partially solidified strand until full solidification of the strand; and discharging the strand from the strand casting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Brugger, Susanne Hahn, Jens Kluge, Hans-Peter Kogler, Johann Poeppl, Guoxin Shan, Susanne Tanzer, Heinrich Thoene, Franz Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20170218136
    Abstract: Nanoemulsions are prepared by: a) solubilizing a silicone resin in an organic solvent system to yield a silicone resin solution concentration of about 80% or less, wherein the organic solvent system comprises a single solvent selected from the group consisting of monoalcohols, polyalcohols, ethers of monoalcohols, ethers of polyalcohols, fatty esters, Guerbet alcohols, isoparaffins, naphthols, glycol ethers, provided that the solvent is not diethyleneglycol monobutyl ether; b) mixing the silicone resin solution with an aminosiloxane polymer to obtain an aminosiloxane polymer:silicone resin mixture having ratio of about 20:1; c) allowing the resin mixture to age for at least about 6 hours at ambient temperature; d) adding the resin mixture to a vessel; e) optionally adding with agitation, an additional organic solvent to the resin mixture; f) mixing until homogenous; g) adding a protonating agent; h) additionally adding an aqueous carrier in an amount to produce the desired concentration of emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Richard BECKER, Harry William BROENING, Kristi Lynn FLITER, Markus MERGET, Stefanie SCHUSTER, Ernst SELBERTINGER, Mark Robert SIVIK, Nicholas David VETTER, Patrick Brian WHITING, Franz WIMMER
  • Publication number: 20170216908
    Abstract: A method for semi-continuous casting of a strand (1) of steel in a strand casting machine and a strand casting machine for such casting. The strand has little segregation of the center and porosity. Yet it is castable rapidly. The method steps are: at a casting start of the strand casting machine, pouring liquid steel into an open-ended mold (2). The mold is closed by a cold strand (6). The liquid steel forms, together with the cold strand, a completely solidified strand start (1a) and subsequently forms a semi-solidified strand (1b). Then extracting the semi-solidified strand (1b) from the open-ended mold (2). Supporting and guiding the semi-solidified strand (1b) in a strand guide (3). Cooling the semi-solidified strand (1b) by secondary cooling (4) at the casting end of the strand casting machine, ending the pouring of liquid steel into the open-ended mold (2) and forming a strand end (1c). Extracting the strand end (1c) from the open-ended mold (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Christian BRUGGER, Susanne HAHN, Jens KLUGE, Hans-Peter KOGLER, Johann POEPPL, Guoxin SHAN, Susanne TANZER, Heinrich THOENE, Franz WIMMER
  • Patent number: 9573190
    Abstract: A cooled strand guide roller (1) mounted at more than one location for guiding a metal strand (S) in a continuous casting machine, and a method for cooling a strand guide roller (1) mounted at more than one location. An internally cooled strand guide roller (1) is mounted at more than one location. The height of the strand guide roller (1) is intended to be adjustable easily and quickly. The strand guide roller (1) has a collecting bar (7) for supplying the strand guide roller (1) with cooling water. The collecting bar (7) includes a plurality of brackets (10, 10a, 10b). Between two successive brackets (10, 10a, 10b), there is at least one coolant pipe (11) for fluidically connecting the brackets (10, 10a, 10b). An outer bracket (10a) has at least one first connection (8) for internal cooling of the cooled strand guide roller (1) and at least one second connection (9) for cooling the bearing blocks (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Johann Poeppl, Guoxin Shan, Heinrich Thoene, Franz Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20150258605
    Abstract: A cooled strand guide roller (1) mounted at more than one location for guiding a metal strand (S) in a continuous casting machine, and a method for cooling a strand guide roller (1) mounted at more than one location. An internally cooled strand guide roller (1) is mounted at more than one location. The height of the strand guide roller (1) is intended to be adjustable easily and quickly. The strand guide roller (1) has a collecting bar (7) for supplying the strand guide roller (1) with cooling water. The collecting bar (7) includes a plurality of brackets (10, 10a, 10b). Between two successive brackets (10, 10a, 10b), there is at least one coolant pipe (11) for fluidically connecting the brackets (10, 10a, 10b). An outer bracket (10a) has at least one first connection (8) for internal cooling of the cooled strand guide roller (1) and at least one second connection (9) for cooling the bearing blocks (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Johann Poeppl, Guoxin Shan, Heinrich Thoene, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8907028
    Abstract: Aqueous emulsions of organopolysiloxanes functionalized with a limited amount of aminoalkyl-functional end groups and silicone resins are storage stable, yet capable of adequate crosslinking upon application to substances to be hydrophobicized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Markus Merget, Richard Becker, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8845501
    Abstract: A roll (1) for supporting and conveying hot material, including a roll element that has a roll jacket (2) made of a basic material and a wear coat which is applied to the basic material by means of a surface welding process (4) using a welding additive which surrounds the surface of the roll jacket. In order to increase the service life of the wear coat, improve the resistance to wear, and reduce the cost for producing the welded-on surface. The basic material of the roll jacket (2) is steel and contains up to 0.45 percent of C. The welded-on surface (4) is designed as a single-layer weld, and the wear coat contains 12.5 to 14.0 percent of Cr at least in an external zone that surrounds the surface of the roll jacket. Also disclosed are a method for producing the roll (1), a method for repairing a used roll (1), a welding additive and a welding rod for producing the welded-on surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Vai Metals Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lechner, Marinko Lekic-Ninic, Johann Poeppl, Guoxin Shan, Heinrich Thoene, Karl Trnka, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8735508
    Abstract: Storage stable polyorganosiloxane-silicone resin mixtures contain: 1) 100 parts by weight of one or more liquid aminoalkyl-containing polyorganosiloxanes containing at least 80 mol % of units selected from units of the formulae Ia, Ib, II and III R12SiO(4-a-b)/2??(Ia), R1aR2bSiO(4-a-b)/2??(Ib), R33SiO(1/2)??(II), R32R4SiO(1/2)??(III), wherein, in the polydimethylsiloxanes, the average ratio of the sum of units of the formulae Ia and Ib to the sum of units of the formulae II and III is in the range from 0.5 to 500, the average ratio of units II to III in the range of 1.86 to 100, and the polydimethylsiloxanes have an average amine number of ?0.01 mequiv/g, 2) at least 1 part by weight of one or more silicone resins, and 3) at most 5 parts by weight of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Markus Merget, Richard Becker, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8545199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vane pump (1), in particular a regulatable oil pump for a lubricating system, with a pump housing (2) with at least one housing tank (6) and with a vane rotor (11) disposed in the housing tank (6) mounted so that it can be rotated by means of a drive shaft (10) in the pump housing (2) constituting an axis of rotation (23) which provides a mount for vanes (15) in approximately radially extending fitting slots (14). An adjusting ring (27) is provided enclosing the vane rotor (11) and circumferentially bounding pump cells (26) which, by means of a cylindrical internal wall surface (31), can be displaced between a concentric position with respect to the vane rotor (11) and an eccentric position relative thereto, to which pressured is applied by positioning torques caused by the medium pressure and a positioning mechanism (47) in order to regulate a pressure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: MIBA Sinter Holding GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Johannes Koller, Franz Wimmer, Helmut Buchleitner, Helmut Pamminger, Michael Hiller
  • Publication number: 20130177517
    Abstract: Aqueous emulsions of organopolysiloxanes functionalized with a limited amount of aminoalkyl-functional end groups and silicone resins are storage stable, yet capable of adequate crosslinking upon application to substances to be hydrophobicized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Markus Merget, Richard Becker, Franz Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20130165566
    Abstract: Storage stable polyorganosiloxane-silicone resin mixtures contain: 1) 100 parts by weight of one or more liquid aminoalkyl-containing polyorganosiloxanes containing at least 80 mol % of units selected from units of the formulae Ia, Ib, II and III R12S1O(4-a-b)/2??(Ia), R1aR2bSiO(4-a-b)/2??(Ib), R33SiO(1/2)??(II), R32R4SiO(1/2)??(III), wherein, in the polydimethylsiloxanes, the average ratio of the sum of units of the formulae Ia and Ib to the sum of units of the formulae II and III is in the range from 0.5 to 500, the average ratio of units II to III in the range of 1.86 to 100, and the polydimethylsiloxanes have an average amine number of ?0.01 mequiv/g, 2) at least 1 part by weight of one or more silicone resins, and 3) at most 5 parts by weight of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Markus Merget, Richard Becker, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8376196
    Abstract: A device for interchangeable connection of a casting tube to a spout of a melt vessel with a sliding closure fastened on a melt vessel. The closure is formed by at least one stationary closure plate and a closure plate that can be displaced relative thereto, wherein the displaceable closure plate is coupled to a sliding drive system and carries the casting tube. To improve the changeover process of a casting tube and to make it safer, the displaceable closure plate carries a connecting ring for the centered accommodation of the casting tube and the displaceable closure plate carries a changing device for the casting tube. The changing device is synchronously displaceable with the displaceable plate. A tensioning device presses the casting tube onto the displaceable closure plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Vai Metals Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Ebner, Johann Penn, Heinrich Thoene, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8215375
    Abstract: In order to be able to carry out a multiplicity of continuously recurring activities at a continuous casting plant having at least one multifunction robot for implementing a plurality of different process-controlled or automated interventions at the continuous casting plant, at least one working region at the continuous casting plant and at least one multifunction robot assigned to each working region. The multifunction robot is arranged on a pivotable arm at a rotary column fastened to the pouring platform of the continuous casting plant and the robot can be pivoted with the pivot arm between a retraction position and a working position. The robot is also movable with respect to its arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Vai Metals Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Ebner, Johann Pöppl, Armin Schertler, Susanne Tanzer, Heinrich Thöne, Franz Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20110294636
    Abstract: A roll (1) for supporting and conveying hot material, including a roll element that has a roll jacket (2) made of a basic material and a wear coat which is applied to the basic material by means of a surface welding process (4) using a welding additive which surrounds the surface of the roll jacket. In order to increase the service life of the wear coat, improve the resistance to wear, and reduce the cost for producing the welded-on surface. The basic material of the roll jacket (2) is steel and contains up to 0.45 percent of C. The welded-on surface (4) is designed as a single-layer weld, and the wear coat contains 12.5 to 14.0 percent of Cr at least in an external zone that surrounds the surface of the roll jacket. Also disclosed are a method for producing the roll (1), a method for repairing a used roll (1), a welding additive and a welding rod for producing the welded-on surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Stefan Lechner, Marinko Lekic-Ninic, Johann Poeppl, Guoxin Shan, Heinrich Thoene, Knrl Trnka, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 7926547
    Abstract: In the case of a strand guiding roller with at least one roller shell and with at least two supporting shafts, two supporting shafts being respectively connected in a rotationally fixed manner to a roller shell and each supporting shaft being rotatably supported in a supporting bearing, to achieve a type of construction that is simple and can withstand the high thermal and mechanical loading that occurs, it is proposed that the roller shell is connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the supporting shafts carrying it on both sides by shrink-fit connections or by press-fit connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Vai Metals Technologies GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Johann Poeppl, Guoxin Shan, Heinrich Thoene, Josef Watzinger, Franz Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20100314421
    Abstract: A device for interchangeable connection of a casting tube to a spout of a melt vessel with a sliding closure fastened on a melt vessel. The closure is formed by at least one stationary closure plate and a closure plate that can be displaced relative thereto, wherein the displaceable closure plate is coupled to a sliding drive system and carries the casting tube. To improve the changeover process of a casting tube and to make it safer, the displaceable closure plate carries a connecting ring for the centered accommodation of the casting tube and the displaceable closure plate carries a changing device for the casting tube. The changing device is synchronously displaceable with the displaceable plate. A tensioning device presses the casting tube onto the displaceable closure plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Helmut Ebner, Johann Penn, Heinrich Thoene, Franz Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20100008806
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vane pump (1), in particular a regulatable oil pump for a lubricating system, with a pump housing (2) with at least one housing tank (6) and with a vane rotor (11) disposed in the housing tank (6) mounted so that it can be rotated by means of a drive shaft (10) in the pump housing (2) constituting an axis of rotation (23) which provides a mount for vanes (15) in approximately radially extending fitting slots (14). An adjusting ring (27) is provided enclosing the vane rotor (11) and circumferentially bounding pump cells (26) which, by means of a cylindrical internal wall surface (31), can be displaced between a concentric position with respect to the vane rotor (11) and an eccentric position relative thereto, to which pressured is applied by positioning torques caused by the medium pressure and a positioning mechanism (47) in order to regulate a pressure level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Johannes Koller, Franz Wimmer, Helmut Buchleitner, Helmut Pamminger, Michael Hiller
  • Publication number: 20080314938
    Abstract: In order to be able to carry out a multiplicity of continuosly recurring activities at a continuous casting plant having at least one multifunction robot for implementing a plurality of different process-controlled or automated interventions at the continuous casting plant, at least one working region at the continuous casting plant and at least one multifunction robot assigned to each working region. The multifunction robot is arranged on a pivotable arm at a rotary column fastened to the pouring platform of the continuous casting plant and the robot can be pivoted with the pivot arm between a retraction position and a working position. The robot is also movable with respect to its arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Helmut Ebner, Johann Poppl, Armin Schertler, Susanne Tanzer, Heinrich Thone, Franz Wimmer