Patents by Inventor Georg Fritz

Georg Fritz 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: 20190207786
    Abstract: Described examples include an integrated circuit including a receive portion to receive an encoded transmission on a line. The receive portion has: a wake mode in which the receiver is capable of receiving the encoded transmission; and a sleep mode in which the receiver is not capable of receiving the encoded transmission. A wakeup controller monitors the line for a wakeup signal and provides a signal to the receive portion to cause the receive portion to enter the wake mode when the wakeup controller receives the wakeup signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sankaran, Bradley Allen Kramer, Baher Haroun, Tobias Bernhard Fritz, Ernst Georg Muellner, Ralf Peter Brederlow
  • Publication number: 20190193421
    Abstract: Exemplary coating devices and exemplary coating methods for coating components with a coating agent, e.g., for painting motor vehicle body components with a paint, are disclosed. An exemplary coating device comprises an application device that applies the coating agent. The application device may include a paint head that discharges the coating agent out of at least one coating agent nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Hans-Georg Fritz, Steffen Wesselky
  • Patent number: 10320589
    Abstract: Described examples include an integrated circuit including a receive portion to receive an encoded transmission on a line. The receive portion has: a wake mode in which the receiver is capable of receiving the encoded transmission; and a sleep mode in which the receiver is not capable of receiving the encoded transmission. A wakeup controller monitors the line for a wakeup signal and provides a signal to the receive portion to cause the receive portion to enter the wake mode when the wakeup controller receives the wakeup signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sankaran, Bradley Allen Kramer, Baher Haroun, Tobias Bernhard Fritz, Ernst Georg Muellner, Ralf Peter Brederlow
  • Patent number: 10272955
    Abstract: A motor vehicle body includes a side sill and a pillar arranged on the side sill, which has a cross section with a first side and a following second side in a vehicle longitudinal direction. A cross member is attached to the side sill. A sill-side end section of the cross member includes a side wall following a first side wall of the end section in the vehicle longitudinal direction. The distance of the first side wall in the vehicle longitudinal direction towards the second side of the cross section of the pillar decreases in a vehicle transverse direction towards the side sill at least locally in regions. An upper cover wall is connected to a connection section of the cross member. The distance of the upper cover wall decreases in a vehicle vertical direction towards the pillar in the vehicle transverse direction at least locally in regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Georg Fritz, Jens Hartmann, Matthias Graffe
  • Patent number: 10232400
    Abstract: A perforated plate is provided for an application device for the application of a coating agent, in particular a paint, a sealant, a glue or a separating agent, to a component, in particular to a motor vehicle body component. The perforated plate contains at least one through-hole for passing the coating agent through and a hole exit opening on the side of the perforated plate that is located downstream with a wetting surface that can be wetted during operation by the coating agent. The through-hole, to reduce the wetting tendency, transitions into a protruding pipe stub or has a structure that reduces the wetting tendency and/or improves the flushability, e.g., a microstructuring or a nanostructuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Wohr, Hans-Georg Fritz
  • Publication number: 20190022689
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a perforated plate for an application apparatus for the application of a fluid onto a component, preferably a motor vehicle bodywork and/or an add-on part therefor. The perforated plate comprises at least three through-holes for the passage of the fluid, wherein the through-holes are assigned to a row of nozzles with a central region and two edge regions, wherein the at least one outermost through-hole in at least one edge region has at least one reference opening diameter that is smaller than at least one reference opening diameter of at least one through-hole in the central region. The disclosure also relates to an application apparatus and an application method with such a perforated plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wöhr, Marcus Kleiner, Moritz Bubek, Timo Beyl
  • Publication number: 20190022672
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a perforated plate for an application device for application of a fluid to a component, preferably a motor vehicle body and/or an attachment for this. The perforated plate comprises at least four through-holes for passage of the fluid, wherein the through-holes are assigned to a nozzle row with a central region and two edge regions and are spaced apart from each other by hole spacings, wherein the at least one outermost hole spacing of the nozzle row in at least one edge region is larger than at least one hole spacing in the central region. The disclosure also comprises an application device and an application method with such a perforated plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wöhr, Marcus Kleiner, Moritz Bubek, Timo Beyl
  • Patent number: 10150304
    Abstract: Exemplary coating devices and exemplary coating methods for coating components with a coating agent, e.g., for painting motor vehicle body components with a paint, are disclosed. An exemplary coating device comprises an application device that applies the coating agent. The application device may include a paint head that discharges the coating agent out of at least one coating agent nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Duerr Systems, GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Hans-Georg Fritz, Steffen Wesselky
  • Publication number: 20180333733
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coating apparatus for coating a component with a coating agent, in particular for painting a motor vehicle body component with a paint, having an applicator for delivering a coating agent jet of the coating agent to the component. The disclosure additionally provides an intercepting device which in an active position intercepts the coating agent jet between the applicator and the component so that the coating agent jet does not strike the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Hans-Georg FRITZ, Benjamin WÖHR, Marcus KLEINER, Moritz BUBEK
  • Publication number: 20180326442
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coating method for coating a component with a coating agent, comprising the following steps: moving an application device over a component surface of the component to be coated, delivering a coating agent jet (9) from the application device to the component surface that is to be coated, defining switching points on the component surface for initiating a switching action, in particular for switching on or switching off a coating agent jet, and performing the switching action when one of the switching points is reached. The disclosure provides the following steps: marking the switching points on the component surface by generating a switching marking on the component surface at the individual switching points, detecting the switching markings corresponding to the individual switching points during movement of the application device, and performing the switching actions when the switching markings are detected on the component surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wöhr, Marcus Kleiner, Moritz Bubek
  • Publication number: 20180250955
    Abstract: Exemplary coating devices and exemplary coating methods for coating components with a coating agent, e.g., for painting motor vehicle body components with a paint, are disclosed. An exemplary coating device comprises an application device that applies the coating agent. The application device may include a paint head that discharges the coating agent out of at least one coating agent nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Hans-Georg Fritz, Steffen Wesselky
  • Patent number: 9987640
    Abstract: A coating device is provided for application of a coating agent, in particular a paint, sealant, separating agent, function layer or adhesive, to a component such as a motor vehicle body and/or attachment therefor. The coating device comprises an applicator that has at least one outlet opening and is configured to emit at least one coating agent jet. The coating device includes a deflector that is configured for deflecting the coating agent jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wohr, Timo Beyl, Marcus Kleiner
  • Publication number: 20170341098
    Abstract: A coating method for coating components, e.g. motor vehicle bodywork components in a painting installation, is provided. The coating method includes moving an application device over a component surface to be coated along a pre-determined coating path , and applying a coating medium stream onto the component surface by means of an application device. The coating medium stream is not rotationally symmetrical relative to its stream axis and therefore generates on the component surface an elongate spray pattern with a particular longitudinal direction. The method further includes rotation of the application device about the stream axis relative to the coating path during the movement of the application device so that the angular position of the longitudinal direction of the spray pattern relative to the path transverse direction changes along the coating path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wöhr, Marcus Kleiner, Timo Beyl, Moritz Bubek
  • Publication number: 20170334487
    Abstract: A motor vehicle body includes a side sill and a pillar arranged on the side sill, which has a cross section with a first side and a following second side in a vehicle longitudinal direction. A cross member is attached to the side sill. A sill-side end section of the cross member includes a side wall following a first side wall of the end section in the vehicle longitudinal direction. The distance of the first side wall in the vehicle longitudinal direction towards the second side of the cross section of the pillar decreases in a vehicle transverse direction towards the side sill at least locally in regions. An upper cover wall is connected to a connection section of the cross member. The distance of the upper cover wall decreases in a vehicle vertical direction towards the pillar in the vehicle transverse direction at least locally in regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Georg FRITZ, Jens HARTMANN, Matthias GRAFFE
  • Patent number: 9744560
    Abstract: A method for painting a component such as a motor vehicle body component includes applying to the component a base coat layer, a pattern such as a decorative strip or a graphic element, and applying a clear lacquer coat. The pattern (7) is applied to the base coat layer without interposing a clear lacquer coat. A corresponding painting facility is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wohr, Marcus Kleiner, Timo Beyl, Frank Herre
  • Patent number: 9731311
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a painting system component, in particular a rotating bell (1) for a rotating atomizer, including a main body (1) and a surface coat (8) at least on a part of the surface of the main body (1). The surface coat (8) reduces the tendency of the painting system component to become dirty and/or improves the ease of cleaning of the painting system component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Hans-Jürgen Nolte, Timo Beyl, Marcus Kleiner
  • Publication number: 20170203324
    Abstract: A perforated plate is provided for an application device for the application of a coating agent, in particular a paint, a sealant, a glue or a separating agent, to a component, in particular to a motor vehicle body component. The perforated plate contains at least one through-hole for passing the coating agent through and a hole exit opening on the side of the perforated plate that is located downstream with a wetting surface that can be wetted during operation by the coating agent. The through-hole, to reduce the wetting tendency, transitions into a protruding pipe stub or has a structure that reduces the wetting tendency and/or improves the flushability, e.g., a microstructuring or a nanostructuring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Wohr, Hans-Georg Fritz
  • Publication number: 20170182516
    Abstract: A method for painting a component, in particular for painting a motor vehicle body component, with a decorative layer is provided. The decorative layer may be a decorative strip, a graphic element, a contrast surface or a pattern. The method includes applying a base coat layer, applying a decorative layer, which is within a decorative region with a limited surface area, to the component, and drying a limited drying region of the component, which drying region comprises at least part of the decorative region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wöhr, Marcus Kleiner, Timo Beyl, Moritz Bubek, Jens Eichhorn, Udo Wolf
  • Publication number: 20170136481
    Abstract: A coating device comprises at least one application apparatus to discharge a coating agent from at least one coating agent nozzle. The application apparatus is configured to apply an oscillation to at least one of the coating agent and at least one coating agent jet such that at least one of the coating agent and the at least one coating agent jet break up into droplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Marcus Kleiner, Timo Beyl
  • Patent number: 9643194
    Abstract: A perforated plate is provided for an application device for the application of a coating agent, in particular a paint, a sealant, a glue or a separating agent, to a component, in particular to a motor vehicle body component. The perforated plate contains at least one through-hole for passing the coating agent through and a hole exit opening on the side of the perforated plate that is located downstream with a wetting surface that can be wetted during operation by the coating agent. The through-hole, to reduce the wetting tendency, transitions into a protruding pipe stub or has a structure that reduces the wetting tendency and/or improves the flushability, e.g., a microstructuring or a nanostructuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Wohr, Hans-Georg Fritz