Patents by Inventor Hartwig Philipps-Liebich

Hartwig Philipps-Liebich 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: 10851525
    Abstract: A covering system is provided having a cover, with a first mounting geometry at least partially running circumferentially around the cover, a carrier plate designed to attach the cover, a seal at least partially running circumferentially around the carrier plate, and an elastic mounting geometry that is formed on the seal. The first mounting geometry and the elastic mounting geometry are designed and arranged for positive engagement with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Turgut Kinikarslan, Hartwig Philipps-Liebich
  • Patent number: 10851526
    Abstract: A sanitary fitting, in particular a flush-mounted sanitary fitting, with a rosette that covers a subassembly of the sanitary fitting and that has a trim part on the visible side and a mounting part that is covered by the trim part and can be clamped to the subassembly with an installation wall interposed. The trim part and the mounting part are joined to one another by a separate bayonet ring element that has at least one locking element which can be moved along the circumference of the rosette in a direction of actuation between a locking position, in which the trim part is installed on the mounting part, and a release position, in which the trim part is detachable from the mounting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Hartwig Philipps-Liebich, Thomas Loi, Thomas Vorel
  • Publication number: 20180258620
    Abstract: A covering system is provided having a cover, with a first mounting geometry at least partially running circumferentially around the cover, a carrier plate designed to attach the cover, a seal at least partially running circumferentially around the carrier plate, and an elastic mounting geometry that is formed on the seal. The first mounting geometry and the elastic mounting geometry are designed and arranged for positive engagement with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Turgut KINIKARSLAN, Hartwig PHILIPPS-LIEBICH
  • Patent number: 9933082
    Abstract: A fitting body for a sanitary fitting and a method for producing a fitting body for a sanitary fitting. The fitting body has a base body having at least one receptacle, wherein in a receiving base of the at least one receptacle at least one laterally open channel is provided. The base body is connected in the region of the at least one receptacle with at least one cover, wherein between the at least one cover and the at least one channel, at least one waterway is formed. The at least one cover is at least partially disposed in the receptacle and is mostly covered by a molding composition on a cover outer surface. The fitting body is produced easily and with a minimum of sealing points, and the course taken by the waterways is easily seen from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Thomas Loi, Pia Theyson, Hartwig Philipps-Liebich
  • Publication number: 20170370078
    Abstract: A sanitary fitting, in particular a flush-mounted sanitary fitting, with a rosette that covers a subassembly of the sanitary fitting and that has a trim part on the visible side and a mounting part that is covered by the trim part and can be clamped to the subassembly with an installation wall interposed. The trim part and the mounting part are joined to one another by a separate bayonet ring element that has at least one locking element which can be moved along the circumference of the rosette in a direction of actuation between a locking position, in which the trim part is installed on the mounting part, and a release position, in which the trim part is detachable from the mounting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Hartwig PHILIPPS-LIEBICH, Thomas LOI, Thomas VOREL
  • Publication number: 20160265675
    Abstract: A fitting body for a sanitary fitting and a method for producing a fitting body for a sanitary fitting. The fitting body has a base body having at least one receptacle, wherein in a receiving base of the at least one receptacle at least one laterally open channel is provided. The base body is connected in the region of the at least one receptacle with at least one cover, wherein between the at least one cover and the at least one channel, at least one waterway is formed. The at least one cover is at least partially disposed in the receptacle and is mostly covered by a molding composition on a cover outer surface. The fitting body is produced easily and with a minimum of sealing points, and the course taken by the waterways is easily seen from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Thomas LOI, Pia THEYSON, Hartwig PHILIPPS-LIEBICH
  • Patent number: 6390125
    Abstract: A manually-operated valve is provided in series with an electromagnetically-operated valve and the manually-operated valve is provided with a proximity detector connected to the electronic controller whereby a switch in the manually-operated valve, in one position of the single control lever therefor, corresponding to about 50% of maximum supply rate, is operated to activate the proximity sensor and enable the water flow to be controlled by an object within its detection range. Removal of the object, e.g. the hand of the user from the range, will shut off the water through the manually-operated valve. Outside the position of the lever at which the switch is operated, the proximity detector is ineffective and control is effected exclusively by swinging the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Friedrich Grohe AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Pawelzik, Hans-J├╝rgen Ludewig, Wolfgang Gebhardt, Hartwig Philipps-Liebich
  • Patent number: 6347784
    Abstract: A valve having a housing from which projects a stem rotatable about an axis has an actuating assembly with an abutment ring fixed on the housing, formed with an annular slot, and having an abutment projecting radially into the slot. A knob mounted on and rotatable with the stem adjacent the ring carries a single-arm abutment lever pivoted on the knob and having an end engaged in the slot and displaceable radially between a radial outer position angularly engageable with the abutment and a radial inner position so that when the end is in the outer position rotation of the knob is blocked by engagement of the lever end and the abutment. A spring braced between the knob and lever urges the end into the outer position. A radially displaceable button on the knob engageable with the lever is radially inwardly displaceable to move the lever into its inner position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Friedrich Grohe AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartwig Philipps-Liebich, Norbert Heupel
  • Publication number: 20010011560
    Abstract: A manually-operated valve is provided in series with an electromagnetically-operated valve and the manually-operated valve is provided with a proximity detector connected to the electronic controller whereby a switch in the manually-operated valve, in one position of the single control lever therefor, corresponding to about 50% of maximum supply rate, is operated to activate the proximity sensor and enable the water flow to be controlled by an object within its detection range. Removal of the object, e.g. the hand of the user from the range, will shut off the water through the manually-operated valve. Outside the position of the lever at which the switch is operated, the proximity detector is ineffective and control is effected exclusively by swinging the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Applicant: Friedrich Grohe AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Pawelzik, Hans-Jurgen Ludewig, Wolfgang Gebhardt, Hartwig Philipps-Liebich
  • Patent number: 6098954
    Abstract: A water valve has a fixed valve housing, a knob pivotal on the housing about a knob axis and formed with a radially throughgoing aperture, and an abutment projecting radially from the housing. The aperture passes the abutment on rotation of the knob on the housing about the knob axis. A pivot on the knob defines a rocker axis adjacent the aperture and substantially parallel to but offset from the knob axis. A rocker pivotal on the pivot about the rocker axis has an end displaceable radially through the aperture between an inner position engageable with the abutment on movement of the window past the abutment and a position not engageable with the abutment on such movement. A spring braced between the rocker and the knob urges the rocker into the inner position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Friedrich Grohe AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans Lobermeier, Hartwig Philipps-Liebich