Patents by Inventor Gerhard Pick

Gerhard Pick 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: 9415434
    Abstract: The invention concerns an arrangement (20) and a method for the manufacture of can bodies from pot-shaped blanks (37). To this end, the blank (37) is inserted into a bottom tool part (45). The blank (37) is clamped between a downholder (23) and a counter support surface (47) of the lower tool part (45). For controlling a position value ? determining the position and/or position change of the downholder (23), a drive arrangement (22) is provided. The drive arrangement controls the position value in accordance with a predetermined course, so as to move the downholder (23) into the clamping position or out of the clamping position EP. As soon as the downholder (23) reaches its clamping position EP, the drive unit (22) controls a force value in accordance with a predetermined course which determines the clamping force F(t) which is applied by the downholder (23) to the blank (37). This occurs preferably by an adjustment of the motor current I to a predetermined course of the desired value IE(t).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Blei, Martin Gaebges, Gerhard Pick, Roland Schmid
  • Patent number: 9016101
    Abstract: For the manufacture of can bodies as they are needed for the manufacture of aerosol cans or beverage cans, a special tool 2 is provided which combines the manufacture of the cup as well as the transformation of the cup into a can body into a single tool 3. The process is based on preferably round metal sheets which are first drawn in a first draw-stretching step of the tool 2 into cups and then are draw-stretched in a second draw-stretch process, the further draw- and slide-down-stretch to form can bodies. The drawing arrangements are the same in both operating steps. The tools required therefore are simple sturdy tools providing for a simple sturdy manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Pick, Martin Gaebges
  • Patent number: 8113032
    Abstract: Referring to a punch device in accordance with the invention, the punch stamp (10) is driven by a hydraulic actuating drive (6), in which case, in connection with an advance device (4) driven by a servo motor and travel-measuring systems on the ram axis and on the partial-apparatus axis (advance axis), the ram movement is freely programmable relative to the advance movement of the partial apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Ralph Utpadel, Gerhard Pick, Markus Röver, Jörg Vögele
  • Publication number: 20110265545
    Abstract: The invention concerns an arrangement (20) and a method for the manufacture of can bodies from pot-shaped blanks (37). To this end, the blank (37) is inserted into a bottom tool part (45). The blank (37) is clamped between a downholder (23) and a counter support surface (47) of the lower tool part (45). For controlling a position value ? determining the position and/or position change of the downholder (23), a drive arrangement (22) is provided. The drive arrangement controls the position value in accordance with a predetermined course, so as to move the downholder (23) into the clamping position or out of the clamping position EP. As soon as the downholder (23) reaches its clamping position EP, the drive unit (22) controls a force value in accordance with a predetermined course which determines the clamping force F(t) which is applied by the downholder (23) to the blank (37). This occurs preferably by an adjustment of the motor current I to a predetermined course of the desired value IE(t).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Klaus Blei, Martin Gaebges, Gerhard Pick, Roland Schmid
  • Publication number: 20110179847
    Abstract: A known tool for forming a container bottom, in particular the bottom of a beverage can is provided with an ejector 23 which is of sleeve-like shape and arranged between a downholder 14 and a dome 12. The ejector 23 is biased by a spring means 26 against the activating direction of a punch 3 with a pre-tensioning force which is substantially lower than the counter force of the downholder. The spring means 26 can be formed by compression springs 27, 28 which are arranged in axial cavities formed in the front face of the ejector 23. The ejector force can be changed by changing the compression springs or the number of compression springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Gerhard Pick, Martin Gaebges
  • Publication number: 20110174045
    Abstract: For the manufacture of can bodies as they are needed for the manufacture of aerosol cans or beverage cans, a special tool 2 is provided which combines the manufacture of the cup as well as the transformation of the cup into a can body into a single tool 3. The process is based on preferably round metal sheets which are first drawn in a first draw-stretching step of the tool 2 into cups and then are draw-stretched in a second draw-stretch process, the further draw- and slide-down-stretch to form can bodies. The drawing arrangements are the same in both operating steps. The tools required therefore are simple sturdy tools providing for a simple sturdy manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Gerhard Pick, Martin Gaebges
  • Publication number: 20070227223
    Abstract: Referring to a punch device in accordance with the invention, the punch stamp (10) is driven by a hydraulic actuating drive (6), in which case, in connection with an advance device (4) driven by a servo motor and travel-measuring systems on the ram axis and on the partial-apparatus axis (advance axis), the ram movement is freely programmable relative to the advance movement of the partial apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralph Utpadel, Gerhard Pick, Markus Rover, Jorg Vogele
  • Patent number: 7036350
    Abstract: A device for producing cut-out and/or shaped workpieces, especially for producing rotors and stators of a generator or electric motor, with at least one cutting device and/or at least one shaping device, at least one gripping device for picking up and setting down raw material and/or finished workpieces and at least one transfer device, at which at least one gripping device can travel and be driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans-Martin Dommer, Helmut Elsaesser, Gerhard Pick, Wolfgang Muehlhaeuser, Joerg Voegele
  • Publication number: 20040111851
    Abstract: A device for producing cut-out and/or shaped workpieces, especially for producing rotors and stators of a generator or electric motor, with at least one cutting device and/or at least one shaping device, at least one gripping device for picking up and setting down raw material and/or finished workpieces and at least one transfer device, at which at least one gripping device can travel and be driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Hans-Martin Dommer, Helmut Elsaesser, Gerhard Pick, Wolfgang Muehlhaeuser, Joerg Voegele
  • Patent number: 6666063
    Abstract: A process system and produces metal sheets, including electric sheets, and uses at least one sheet machining unit, particularly a notching device. One or more linear transfer devices or more one sheet stacking devices, one or more sheet feeding unit and one or more sheet removal devices are being configured for stacking at least one sheet metal blank, centering and/or orienting at least one sheet metal blank, (c) at least one of notching at least one sheet metal blanks, separate and/or remove one or more interior sheet metal parts, and deposit the one or more notched sheet metal blanks and/or depositing the one or more interior sheet metal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Pick, Otto Kurz, Alfred Bareis, Thomas Moeller
  • Publication number: 20020005056
    Abstract: A process system and produces metal sheets, including electric sheets, and uses at least one sheet machining unit, particularly a notching device. One or more linear transfer devices or more one sheet stacking devices, one or more sheet feeding unit and one or more sheet removal devices are being configured for stacking at least one sheet metal blank, centering and/or orienting at least one sheet metal blank, (c) at least one of notching at least one sheet metal blanks, separate and/or remove one or more interior sheet metal parts, and deposit the one or more notched sheet metal blanks and/or depositing the one or more interior sheet metal parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventors: Gerhard Pick, Otto Kurz, Alfred Bareis, Thomas Moeller
  • Patent number: 5911806
    Abstract: A groove stamping machine stamps the required grooves successively into a disk-shaped blank particularly for manufacturing stator and rotor plates for electric machines. The groove stamping machine has a stationary bench which, on the end side, carries a spacing apparatus for receiving the blank. A stamping device disposed on the bench is adjustable with respect to the spacing apparatus. The distance between the spacing apparatus and the stamping device can be adjusted by a ball thread spindle which acts between the spacing apparatus and the stamping device. The fixing of an adjusted distance takes place by the blocking of the ball thread spindle, preferably by way of a disk brake. The stamping device is disposed via a combined roller slide bearing on the bench which permits a low-friction displacement of the stamping device which also supporting the latter in a stiff manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Alfred Bareis, Helmut Elsasser, Otto Kurz, Wolfgang Muhlhauser, Gerhard Pick