Patents by Inventor Gunter Börner

Gunter Börner 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: 10695886
    Abstract: A device and a method for machining, especially for polishing of an optical lens, are proposed, there being both a lens changing apparatus and also a separate tool changing apparatus. The lens changing apparatus is located between a working space and a conveyor apparatus for lenses and is pivotally mounted around a horizontal axis. The tool changing apparatus is located laterally next to the working space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Helwig Buchenauer, Ulf Börner, Klaus Krämer
  • Publication number: 20200070182
    Abstract: An application device for coating components with a coating agent includes: a print head having several individual nozzles for discharging the coating agent; and a nozzle valve attached to each individual nozzle, each nozzle valve being openable for a valve opening time to discharge the coating agent from the respective nozzle. Each nozzle valve is assigned in each case a nozzle valve supply line, which nozzle valve supply line, at an outlet opening thereof, supplies the coating agent to the respective nozzle valve. Each nozzle valve supply line has an inlet opening to be closed or shut off such that a quantity of the coating agent that is metered in a defined manner or a volume of the coating agent that is metered in a defined manner is receivable in a closed off manner within the nozzle valve supply line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Gunter Boerner
  • Patent number: 10577558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of combined cell digestion and extraction of oil-containing seeds having an oil content of >30% by mass, wherein production of a slurry from the oilseeds and ethanol is followed by a combination cell digestion with a subsequent ethanolic extraction, wherein the smaller portion of the oil of the oilseed and the alcohol-soluble constituents present therein are dissolved in the ethanol in accordance with the dissolution capacity of the ethanol for the oil and the alcohol-soluble constituents, a greater portion of the oil is displaced from the seed cells by the ethanol, forming a free oil phase in the ethanol. The free oil phase is removed and, according to the invention, has semi-raffinate quality, reducing the complexity of refining as an advantage of the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: B+B Engineering GmbH, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Gunter Boerner, Sebastian Brodkorb, Daniela Pufky-Heinrich, Sandra Franke, Sarah Polage, Marcus Zang
  • Publication number: 20200023396
    Abstract: An application system for coating components with a coating agent can include: (i) an application apparatus including a printing head which ejects the coating agent from a plurality of coating agent nozzles, wherein a nozzle valve which opens for a valve opening time when a coating agent droplet is to exit the respective nozzle is attached to each individual coating agent nozzle; (ii) a coating agent infeed line by way of which the coating agent nozzles of the printing head are collectively connected; (iii) a valve control for controlling the valve opening times and valve closing times of each individual valve; and (iv) a pump by means of which the coating agent to be applied is fed to the coating agent nozzles by way of the coating agent infeed line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Gunter Boerner
  • Patent number: 10406646
    Abstract: A device and a method for polishing of an optical lens by means of rotary tool are proposed, a fixture for the lens being pivotable around a pivoting axis transversely to the axis of rotation by means of a push-rod adjustment and being pivotable up out of a machining position such that the lens can be changed from overhead. This allows a compact structure and easy changing of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Helwig Buchenauer, Ulf Börner, Klaus Krämer
  • Publication number: 20190085261
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of combined cell digestion and extraction of oil-containing seeds having an oil content of >30% by mass, wherein production of a slurry from the oilseeds and ethanol is followed by a combination cell digestion with a subsequent ethanolic extraction, wherein the smaller portion of the oil of the oilseed and the alcohol-soluble constituents present therein are dissolved in the ethanol in accordance with the dissolution capacity of the ethanol for the oil and the alcohol-soluble constituents, a greater portion of the oil is displaced from the seed cells by the ethanol, forming a free oil phase in the ethanol. The free oil phase is removed and, according to the invention, has semi-raffinate quality, reducing the complexity of refining as an advantage of the method of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: GUNTER BOERNER, SEBASTIAN BRODKORB, DANIELA PUFKY-HEINRICH, SANDRA FRANKE, SARAH POLAGE, MARCUS ZANG
  • Patent number: 9354626
    Abstract: A method for restarting a robot after a premature interruption of a processing program, which controls it, at an interruption point. The robot has an atomizer apparatus for automatic coating of workpieces, and the processing program is used to preset a nominal movement of the atomizer apparatus with respect to a workpiece, which is to be coated and can be moved by means of a feed device, and to preset the associated nominal atomizer parameters. After the interruption of the processing program, the atomizer apparatus is first of all moved to a restarting point, which is located on the nominal movement path and is located ahead of the interruption point. After this, the atomizer apparatus is then moved on the nominal movement path, corresponding to a predeterminable velocity function, to a transfer point which is located on the nominal movement path and is located behind the interruption point. The atomizer apparatus is switched on again between the restarting point and the transfer point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventors: Gunter Boerner, Dietmar Eickmeyer
  • Patent number: 9126220
    Abstract: An exemplary paint material switching path includes first and second valve elements, each having an inlet and an outlet, and a hollow cylindrical intermediate piece arranged between the outlet of the first valve element and the inlet of the second valve element. The inlet of the first valve element is configured to be connected to a continuously pressurized paint material supply, and a manifold channel which is configured to be pressurized and into which the outlet of the second valve element opens. Furthermore, components are provided for measuring the pressure prevailing in the hollow cylindrical intermediate piece and an evaluation device for detecting leaks in at least one of the two valve elements based on the measured pressure with respect to time for a given pressure difference between the inlet of the first valve element and the outlet of the second valve element at the beginning of the leak detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Gunter Börner
  • Patent number: 8551573
    Abstract: A method for determining spraying parameters for controlling a paint-spraying apparatus using a spraying agent is disclosed. A known spray pattern is provided which has been determined by means of known spraying parameters for the use of a first spraying agent. A provisional spray pattern is calculated using the known spraying parameters and the characteristics of a second spraying agent. The known spraying parameters are altered in order to acquire changed spraying parameters which yield a further spray pattern. The changed spraying parameters are altered to the point where the further spray pattern is similar to the known spray pattern within a similarity criterion. The changed spraying parameters corresponding to the further spray pattern are intended as spraying parameters for the second spraying agent and are provided to the paint-spraying apparatus whenever the second spraying agent is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Eickmeyer, Gunter Boerner
  • Publication number: 20130032213
    Abstract: An exemplary paint material switching path includes first and second valve means each having an inlet and an outlet, and a hollow cylindrical intermediate piece arranged between the outlet of the first valve means and the inlet of the second valve means. The inlet of the first valve means is configured to be connected to a continuously pressurised paint material supply, and a manifold channel which is configured to be pressurised and into which the outlet of the second valve means opens. Furthermore, means are provided for measuring the pressure prevailing in the hollow cylindrical intermediate piece and an evaluation device for detecting leaks in at least one of the two valve means based on the measured pressure with respect to time for a given pressure difference between the inlet of the first valve means and the outlet of the second valve means at the beginning of the leak detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Gunter BÖRNER
  • Patent number: 8127710
    Abstract: An arrangement for coating a workpiece with a working surface comprises a movement rail and a lacquering robot. The movement rail is moveable relative to a stationary reference point parallel to the working surface. The lacquering robot is disposed on the movement rail and is moveable on the movement rail. A lacquering cabin for coating a workpiece comprises at least two chassis parallel to one another and a lacquering apparatus with an opening. The lacquering apparatus is supported on the two chassis and is moveable with the chassis. A method for coating a workpiece using a lacquering cabin comprises subdividing the workpiece into adjacent sections, moving the lacquering cabin to a position corresponding to a section, and coating the section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Froehlich, Gunter Boerner, Thomas Kroll, John Winter
  • Patent number: 8050799
    Abstract: A method for determining of spraying parameters for controlling a painting appliance which sprays and is moved over an area to be painted, in particular a robot with a painting application. A known spraying map is produced, using known spraying parameters and paint amount, for a predetermined movement speed of the painting appliance, and a paint amount is matched to a new movement speed in comparison to the predetermined movement speed. Furthermore, new spraying parameters are calculated for the adapted paint amount, while maintaining a spraying map which is similar to the known spraying map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: ABB Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Eickmeyer, Gunter Boerner
  • Publication number: 20090217869
    Abstract: An arrangement for coating a workpiece with a working surface comprises a movement rail and a lacquering robot. The movement rail is moveable relative to a stationary reference point parallel to the working surface. The lacquering robot is disposed on the movement rail and is moveable on the movement rail. A lacquering cabin for coating a workpiece comprises at least two chassis parallel to one another and a lacquering apparatus with an opening. The lacquering apparatus is supported on the two chassis and is moveable with the chassis. A method for coating a workpiece using a lacquering cabin comprises subdividing the workpiece into adjacent sections, moving the lacquering cabin to a position corresponding to a section, and coating the section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: ABB AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Froehlich, Gunter Boerner, Thomas Kroll, John Winter
  • Publication number: 20090198378
    Abstract: A method for restarting a robot after a premature interruption of a processing program, which controls it, at an interruption point. The robot has an atomiser apparatus for automatic coating of workpieces, and the processing program is used to preset a nominal movement of the atomiser apparatus with respect to a workpiece, which is to be coated and can be moved by means of a feed device, and to preset the associated nominal atomiser parameters. After the interruption of the processing program, the atomiser apparatus is first of all moved to a restarting point, which is located on the nominal movement path and is located ahead of the interruption point. After this, the atomiser apparatus is then moved on the nominal movement path, corresponding to a predeterminable velocity function, to a transfer point which is located on the nominal movement path and is located behind the interruption point. The atomiser apparatus is switched on again between the restarting point and the transfer point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: ABB AG
    Inventors: Gunter Boerner, Dietmar Eickmeyer
  • Patent number: 7472850
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasonic standing-wave atomizer arrangement for producing a paint spray mist for painting a workpiece, with a sonotrode, with a component arranged lying opposite the sonotrode, a standing ultrasonic field being formed in the intermediate space between the at least one sonotrode and the component in the case of operation. At least one nozzle-shaped paint feeding device is arranged perpendicularly in relation to the center axis of the sonotrode and introduces the paint into the intermediate space for the atomizing process at least one paint discharge point, the component arranged lying opposite the sonotrode being a coaxially aligned reflector, and the end face of the latter, facing the sonotrode, having a step-shaped recessed formation and the depth of said recessed formation corresponding to a multiple of half the wavelength ? of the sonic vibrations in air that are produced in the sonotrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: ABB Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Stauch, Bjoern Mattias, Uwe Goerges, Gunter Boerner, Hidetoshi Yamabe, Josef Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20080125909
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for determining of spraying parameters for controlling a painting appliance which uses spraying means and is moved over an area to be painted, in particular a robot with a painting application. A known spraying map is produced, using known spraying parameters and paint amount, for a predetermined movement speed of the painting appliance, and a paint amount is matched to a new movement speed in comparison to the predetermined movement speed. Furthermore, new spraying parameters are calculated for the adapted paint amount, while maintaining a spraying map which is similar to the known spraying map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: ABB PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Dietmar Eickmeyer, Gunter Boerner
  • Publication number: 20070289358
    Abstract: A method for determining spraying parameters for controlling a paint-spraying apparatus using a spraying agent is disclosed. A known spray pattern is provided which has been determined by means of known spraying parameters for the use of a first spraying agent. A provisional spray pattern is calculated using the known spraying parameters and the characteristics of a second spraying agent. The known spraying parameters are altered in order to acquire changed spraying parameters which yield a further spray pattern. The changed spraying parameters are altered to the point where the further spray pattern is similar to the known spray pattern within a similarity criterion. The changed spraying parameters corresponding to the further spray pattern are intended as spraying parameters for the second spraying agent and are provided to the paint-spraying apparatus whenever the second spraying agent is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: ABB Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Eickmeyer, Gunter Boerner
  • Publication number: 20070102537
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasonic standing-wave atomizer arrangement for producing a paint spray mist for painting a workpiece, with a sonotrode, with a component arranged lying opposite the sonotrode, a standing ultrasonic field being formed in the intermediate space between the sonotrode and the component in the case of operation, and with at least one paint feeding device, which introduces the paint into the intermediate space for the atomizing process at at least one paint discharge point. An air supply device, interacts with at least one air distribution device. The air distribution device has a number of clearances, which serve for blowing out air, the clearances being arranged in such a way that between the at least one paint discharge point and the sonotrode, and also between the at least one paint discharge point and the component, there is formed at least one region with a blocking air flow, by which air flow wetting of the sonotrode or of the component with paint is substantially avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2004
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: ABB PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Gert Stauch, Matthias Bjoern, Uwe Goerges, Gunter Boerner, Hidetoshi Yamabe, Horst Doerlich
  • Publication number: 20070017441
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasonic standing-wave atomizer arrangement for producing a paint spray mist for painting a workpiece, with at least one sonotrode, with a component arranged lying opposite the at least one sonotrode, a standing ultrasonic field being formed in the intermediate space between the at least one sonotrode and the component in the case of operation, and also with at least one nozzle-shaped paint feeding device, which arranged perpendicularly in relation to the center axis of each sonotrode and introduces the paint into the intermediate space for the atomizing process at at least one paint discharge point, the component arranged lying opposite the at least one sonotrode being a coaxially aligned reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2004
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: ABB Patent GMBH
    Inventors: Gert Stauch, Bjoern Matthias, Uwe Goerges, Gunter Boerner, Josef Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20070012797
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasonic standing-wave atomizer arrangement for producing a paint spray mist for painting a workpiece, with a sonotrode, with a component arranged lying opposite the sonotrode, a standing ultrasonic field being formed in the intermediate space between the at least one sonotrode and the component in the case of operation. At least one nozzle-shaped paint feeding device is arranged perpendicularly in relation to the center axis of the sonotrode and introduces the paint into the intermediate space for the atomizing process at at least one paint discharge point, the component arranged lying opposite the sonotrode being a coaxially aligned reflector, and the end face of the latter, facing the sonotrode, having a step-shaped recessed formation and the depth of said recessed formation corresponding to a multiple of half the wavelength ? of the sonic vibrations in air that are produced in the sonotrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2004
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: ABB PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Gert Stauch, Matthias Bjoern, Uwe Goerges, Gunter Boerner, Hidetoshi Yamabe, Josef Witmann