Patents by Inventor Imke Koengeter

Imke Koengeter 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: 6780349
    Abstract: A method of producing ceramic greenware, in particular a ceramic green film, having a ceramic powder component as the main ingredient and at least one organic solvent-free component as a secondary ingredient. To do so, the ceramic powder component is processed with the organic components initially to yield a highly viscous, solvent-free starting material which is then shaped by an extruder to form the greenware or green film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Lindemann, Imke Koengeter, Doris Peters, Ingrid Wuehrl, Ulrich Eisele
  • Patent number: 6699807
    Abstract: A glass ceramic, for use as a resistor or a gas-tight glass ceramic solder for use in a spark plug, includes a fused seal of a starting glass fused from a starting mixture containing SiO2, Al2O3, TiO2 and CaO, the fused seal including crystalline phases in at least some areas. A method for producing such a glass ceramic provides for the starting glass to be processed in a first method step to form a starting material, which is heated for a first period of time in a second method step from a starting temperature, which is below the softening temperature of the starting glass, to a fusion temperature, which is above the softening temperature of the starting glass, and is kept at that temperature for a second period of time and finally is cooled again. A spark plug may include a terminal stud and a center electrode, which are electrically connected across a resistor that is formed in at least some areas by the glass ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Geier, Rudolf Pollner, Imke Koengeter, Ulrich Eisele
  • Publication number: 20020115549
    Abstract: A glass ceramic which is especially suitable as a resistor (5) or a gas-tight glass ceramic solder (9) in a spark plug (1) is described. The glass ceramic here is a fused seal of a starting glass which is fused from a starting mixture containing SiO2, Al2O3, TiO2 and CaO. The fused seal also has crystalline phases in at least some areas. In addition, a method is described for producing such a glass ceramic, the starting glass being processed in a first method step to form a starting material. This starting material is then heated for a first period of time in a second method step from a starting temperature, which is below the softening temperature (Tg) of the starting glass, to a fusion temperature, which is above the softening temperature (Tg) of the starting glass, and is kept at that temperature for a second period of time and finally is cooled again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Heinz Geier, Rudolf Pollner, Imke Koengeter, Ulrich Eisele