Patents by Inventor Henning Kuhlmann

Henning Kuhlmann 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: 11097820
    Abstract: In order to provide a rigid sail or aerofoil sail which has a lower overall weight, is cost-effective to manufacture and does not affect the passing under bridges, power lines or similar structures arranged over busy waters, in the case of a rigid sail for vessels, in particular, for large ships, such as bulk carriers, tankers, car transporters or bulkers, comprising a mast and a first aerofoil wing body mounted on the mast with a base and a head, wherein the mast is inserted through the base into the first aerofoil wing body and is arranged within the first aerofoil wing body, it is proposed that the mast, starting from the base, does not extend beyond a maximum height of the first aerofoil wing body, in particular, less than 75% of the maximum height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Becker Marine Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20200290715
    Abstract: A rudder for watercraft, in particular for ships, is proposed, comprising a rudder shaft arranged in a trunk pipe, a rudder blade connected to the rudder shaft and a bearing bushing arranged between trunk pipe and rudder shaft as well as a bearing clearance measuring device, wherein the bearing clearance measuring device comprises at least one sensor for abrasion-free measurement of a bearing clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Becker Marine Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20200262531
    Abstract: In order to provide a rigid sail or aerofoil sail which has a lower overall weight, is cost-effective to manufacture and does not affect the passing under bridges, power lines or similar structures arranged over busy waters, in the case of a rigid sail for vessels, in particular, for large ships, such as bulk carriers, tankers, car transporters or bulkers, comprising a mast and a first aerofoil wing body mounted on the mast with a base and a head, wherein the mast is inserted through the base into the first aerofoil wing body and is arranged within the first aerofoil wing body, it is proposed that the mast, starting from the base, does not extend beyond a maximum height of the first aerofoil wing body, in particular, less than 75% of the maximum height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Becker Marine Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 10731550
    Abstract: The invention relates to transportable and compact power supply unit for supplying a water vehicle, in particular an electrical power supply system of the water vehicle, with electrical energy and in particular for arrangement on the water vehicle, containing in a transport container or a plurality of transport containers that can be connected together, wherein the transport container or the plurality of transport containers can be transported as a single, coherent unit: at least one internal combustion engine that can be operated on gas, in particular a natural gas, at least one generator for generating power, which can be driven by the at least one internal combustion engine, at least one control device for the at least one internal combustion engine and/or at least one control device for the at least one generator, at least one fuel treatment device for the at least one internal combustion engine and/or at least one exhaust gas cleaning device for the at least one internal combustion engine, and at least o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: becker marine systems GmbH Co. KG
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 10066662
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing for supporting a shaft, in particular a rudder shaft, or a rudder blade, by means of which bearing the bearing clearance or the bearing wear can be continuously monitored, determined, and optionally documented. According to the invention, for a bearing for supporting a shaft, in particular a rudder shaft, comprising a first bearing element and a second bearing element, wherein the first bearing element has a sliding surface for contacting the second bearing element in a sliding manner, and a measurement-value sensor having a wear surface for contacting the second bearing element in a sliding manner, the at least one measurement-value sensor is not pin-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: becker marine systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Henning Kuhlmann, Leif Seliger
  • Publication number: 20170122366
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing for supporting a shaft, in particular a rudder shaft, or a rudder blade, by means of which bearing the bearing clearance or the bearing wear can be continuously monitored, determined, and optionally documented. According to the invention, for a bearing for supporting a shaft, in particular a rudder shaft, comprising a first bearing element and a second bearing element, wherein the first bearing element has a sliding surface for contacting the second bearing element in a sliding manner, and a measurement-value sensor having a wear surface for contacting the second bearing element in a sliding manner, the at least one measurement-value sensor is not pin-shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: becker marine systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Henning Kuhlmann, Leif Seliger
  • Publication number: 20160160752
    Abstract: The invention relates to transportable and compact power supply unit for supplying a water vehicle, in particular an electrical power supply system of the water vehicle, with electrical energy and in particular for arrangement on the water vehicle, containing in a transport container or a plurality of transport containers that can be connected together, wherein the transport container or the plurality of transport containers can be transported as a single, coherent unit: at least one internal combustion engine that can be operated on gas, in particular a natural gas, at least one generator for generating power, which can be driven by the at least one internal combustion engine, at least one control device for the at least one internal combustion engine and/or at least one control device for the at least one generator, at least one fuel treatment device for the at least one internal combustion engine and/or at least one exhaust gas cleaning device for the at least one internal combustion engine, and at least o
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: BECKER MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 9010263
    Abstract: A device for maneuvering a watercraft includes a rudder trunk and a receiving shaft, wherein a first part of the rudder trunk is disposed in the receiving shaft in such a manner that there is an intermediate space between the first part of the rudder trunk and a wall of the receiving shaft. A second part of the rudder trunk projects from the receiving shaft, wherein the intermediate space has an apparatus for clamping the first part of the rudder trunk over a clamping height. A method for manufacturing a device for maneuvering a watercraft is also provided, wherein the manufacturing expenditure for the rudder trunk is reduced and the installation process of the rudder trunk is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Becker Marine Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 8720358
    Abstract: In order to achieve improved properties in a rudder stock for rudders for water vehicles, at least the lower end area of the rudder stock to be inserted into the rudder and to be mounted in the rudder has a non-metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: becker marine systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 8720359
    Abstract: In order to achieve improved properties for a fin for a rudder for water vehicles, the fin is at least partially made of a fiber-composite material. The body for the fin has one or more separated inner hollow areas which are filled with a filler material. The fin body has a front leading edge facing a rudder, a rear trailing edge facing away from the rudder, and stiffening elements arranged between both edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Becker Marine Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20100269745
    Abstract: In order to achieve improved properties for a fin for a rudder for water vehicles, the fin is at least partially made of a fiber-composite material. The body for the fin has one or more separated inner hollow areas which are filled with a filler material. The fin body has a front leading edge facing a rudder, a rear trailing edge facing away from the rudder, and stiffening elements arranged between both edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: BECKER MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20100251951
    Abstract: In order to achieve improved properties in a rudder stock for rudders for water vehicles, at least the lower end area of the rudder stock to be inserted into the rudder and to be mounted in the rudder has a non-metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: BECKER MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Henning Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 7802531
    Abstract: A rudder for ships having a rudder blade which has a leading edge and a trailing edge. The rudder blade has two superimposed rudder blade sections; the leading edge sections of which are offset such that a first leading edge section is offset port or starboard and a second leading edge section is offset starboard or port. The first leading edge section has a port-sided offset surface which projects over the second leading edge section, and the second leading edge section has a starboard-sided offset surface which projects over the first leading edge section. A flow body is configured so that its dimensions are adapted to the dimensions of the offset surfaces. The flow body covers the offset surfaces and is arranged in the area of both offset surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: becker marine systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mathias Kluge, Henning Kuhlmann
  • Patent number: 7591230
    Abstract: In a rudder for ships composed of a rudder blade with a rudder post (40) held and supported in a rudder trunk (20), the rudder trunk (20) is made of a fiber composite material and is inserted into a nautical outer trunk tube (90) made of steel or of another appropriate material prepared by a shipyard, extending into the lower edge of the head box and inserted into the rudder blade (30). After alignment of the rudder trunk (20) in the nautical trunk tube (90), the intermediate space between both components (20, 90) is cast with a cast resin, or both components (20, 90) are bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: becker marine systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mathias Kluge, Henning Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20090126613
    Abstract: A rudder for ships comprising a rudder blade which has a leading edge and a trailing edge. The rudder blade has two superimposed rudder blade sections, the leading edge sections and/or the trailing edge sections of which are offset such that the one leading edge section and/or the one trailing edge section is offset port or starboard and the other leading edge section and/or the other trailing edge section is offset starboard or port and that the one leading edge and/or trailing edge section has a port-sided offset surface which projects over the other leading edge section and/or the other trailing edge section and the other leading edge section and/or trailing edge section has a starboard-sided offset surface which projects over the one leading edge section and/or trailing edge section, a flow body configured in such a manner that its dimensions are adapted to the dimensions of the offset surfaces, which covers the offset surfaces and which is configured in the area of each offset surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Mathias Kluge, Henning Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20090056610
    Abstract: In a rudder for ships composed of a rudder blade with a rudder post (40) held and supported in a rudder trunk (20), the rudder trunk (20) is made of a fiber composite material and is inserted into a nautical outer trunk tube (90) made of steel or of another appropriate material prepared by a shipyard, extending into the lower edge of the head box and inserted into the rudder blade (30). After alignment of the rudder trunk (20) in the nautical trunk tube (90), the intermediate space between both components (20, 90) is cast with a cast resin, or both components (20, 90) are bonded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Mathias Kluge, Henning Kuhlmann