Patents by Inventor Iwan Wolf

Iwan Wolf 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).

  • Publication number: 20210162573
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving a fastening element into an underlying surface in a driving-in direction is provided, the apparatus having a motor, a support structure that supports the motor, a fan that cools the motor, and one or more damping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Iwan WOLF, Dominik SCHMIDT, Mario GRAZIOLI, Kurt BAUERNFEIND
  • Publication number: 20200282536
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel-powered setting device for driving securing elements into a substrate, comprising at least one main combustion chamber for a fuel, a drive piston that can be driven out of the main combustion chamber in a setting direction by expandable gases, and a prechamber with which an ignition arrangement is associated and in which a pressure acting on the main combustion chamber can build up prior to a fuel-air mixture being ignited in said main combustion chamber, wherein the prechamber is or can be connected to surroundings of the prechamber via at least one passage opening able to be closed by a control device. To improve the efficiency and/or functionality when driving in securing elements, the control device comprises an electronic control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Dominik SCHMIDT, Iwan WOLF, Tilo DITTRICH, Peter BRUGGMUELLER, Norbert HEEB
  • Publication number: 20200276692
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel-powered setting device for driving securing elements into a substrate, comprising at least one main combustion chamber for a fuel, a drive piston that can be driven out of the main combustion chamber in a setting direction by means of expandable gases, and a prechamber with which an ignition arrangement is associated and in which a pressure acting on the main combustion chamber can build up prior to a fuel-air mixture being ignited in said main combustion chamber, wherein the prechamber is or can be connected to surroundings of the prechamber via at least one passage opening able to be closed by a control device. To improve efficiency and/or functionality when driving in securing elements, the control device and the main combustion chamber are linked by a control pressure connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Iwan WOLF, Dominik SCHMIDT, Tilo DITTRICH, Peter BRUGGMUELLER, Norbert HEEB
  • Publication number: 20200180130
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving a fastening element into a substrate, having a trigger switch, which is actuated by a user of the apparatus and, when the trigger switch is actuated, generates a trigger signal, a motion sensor, which generates a wake-up signal when there is a predetermined movement of the apparatus by the user, and an electronic control device, which in an operating mode is suitable for setting the apparatus to a ready-for-driving state, in which a trigger signal of the trigger switch triggers an operation of driving a fastening element into a substrate, and in a standby mode is suitable for receiving a wake-up signal from the motion sensor and, when it receives a wake-up signal, switching from the standby mode to the operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Iwan Wolf, Joaquin Herrero Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20200030954
    Abstract: A method for operating a driving-in device for fastening elements comprises a motor operating according to a particular pattern when there are no more fastening elements in a magazine of the driving-in device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Iwan WOLF, Joaquin HERRERO FERNANDEZ, Joerg STAMM, Mario GRAZIOLI
  • Publication number: 20200030955
    Abstract: A hand-held tool comprises a housing with a neck-like housing portion and a suspension element with a connection portion for connecting the suspension element to the neck-like housing portion and with a suspension portion for temporarily suspending the tool on a separate object, wherein the connection portion has two spring arms, which enclose the neck-like housing portion on opposite sides in a snap-fit connection in order to connect the suspension element to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Emanuel KURTH, Mario GRAZIOLI, Joerg STAMM, Daniel SCHWAB, Iwan WOLF
  • Patent number: 10328555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for driving a securing element into a substrate, having a mechanical energy store for storing mechanical energy; an energy transmitting element for transmitting energy from the mechanical energy store to the securing element; an energy transmitting device for transmitting energy from an energy source to the mechanical energy store; a housing with a first and a second housing part, said first housing part being connected to the second housing part in order to form an interior between the first and second housing part, the mechanical energy store being arranged in said interior; and an intermediate element, by means of which the mechanical energy store can be secured to the first housing part at least temporarily while energy is stored in the mechanical energy store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Karl Franz, Mario Grazioli, Iwan Wolf
  • Patent number: 10118283
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held tool for driving fastening elements into a base, the tool having an initiating device, the actuation of which initiates a drive-in action and which can be blocked, depending on at least one state of the tool. In order to further simplify or improve the operation of the hand-held tool, a lifting magnet, associated with the initiating device, can block or enable the actuation of the initiating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Iwan Wolf, Harald Fielitz, Klaus Bertsch
  • Patent number: 10046448
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool comprises a hand-held casing having a movable and drivable energy transmission element including a driving member, wherein the driving member acts to drive a fastener, a locking element, and a sensor member for determining an operational state of the fastener driving tool, wherein a driving process is released only if the operational state prevails, wherein the locking member is arranged in a locking manner in a path of the energy transmission element if the non-operational state prevails, wherein, once a driving process has been triggered, the locking member can stop the energy transmission element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Iwan Wolf, Mario Grazioli, Karl Franz, Stefan Miescher
  • Patent number: 9782882
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for transmitting energy to a fastener, with a reaction chamber, an energy-transmission element that can move in a fastening direction for transmitting energy released in the reaction chamber to a fastener, a first supply channel opening into the reaction chamber for feeding a first reagent to the reaction chamber, wherein the first supply channel comprises a feeder device with a rotor and a feeder element for feeding the first reagent into the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Iwan Wolf, Mario Zahner, Rolf Erhardt, Peter Goepfert
  • Patent number: 9782881
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for transmitting energy to a fastener, with a reaction chamber, an energy-transmission element that can move in a fastening direction for transmitting energy released in the reaction chamber to a fastener, a first supply channel opening into the reaction chamber for feeding a first reagent to the reaction chamber, wherein the first supply channel comprises a feeder device for feeding the first reagent into the reaction chamber and a controllable closing device for a time-wise closing of the first supply channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Iwan Wolf, Mario Zahner, Rolf Erhardt
  • Publication number: 20170282341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a driver device, comprising a rotating motor, a gas spring having an elastically compressible gas volume, and a setting piston, wherein the gas spring can be loaded by the motor by means of a loading mechanism in order to accelerate the setting piston in a driving direction after a release from the loaded state, wherein the gas spring comprises a piston head guided in a gas-tight manner, which is adjoined by a piston rod as a separate component in the driving direction, wherein the piston rod is connected to the piston head by means of a thrust bearing that can be pivoted in several planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Iwan WOLF, Karl FRANZ, Mario GRAZIOLI
  • Publication number: 20160303723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for driving a securing element into a substrate, having a mechanical energy store for storing mechanical energy; an energy transmitting element for transmitting energy from the mechanical energy store to the securing element; an energy transmitting device for transmitting energy from an energy source to the mechanical energy store; a housing with a first and a second housing part, said first housing part being connected to the second housing part in order to form an interior between the first and second housing part, the mechanical energy store being arranged in said interior; and an intermediate element, by means of which the mechanical energy store can be secured to the first housing part at least temporarily while energy is stored in the mechanical energy store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Karl Franz, Mario Grazioli, Iwan Wolf
  • Publication number: 20150298307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held tool (1) for driving fastening elements (3) into a base (6), said tool having an initiating device (20), the actuation of which initiates a drive-in action and which can be blocked, depending on at least one state of the tool. In order to further simplify or improve the operation of the hand-held tool, a lifting magnet (24) is associated with the initiating device (20), with which lifting magnet (24) the actuation of the initiating device (20) can be blocked or enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Iwan WOLF, Harald FIELITZ, Klaus├╝ BERTSCH
  • Publication number: 20150224637
    Abstract: A fastener driving tool comprises a hand-held casing having a movable and drivable energy transmission element including a driving member, wherein the driving member acts to drive a fastener, a locking element, and a sensor member for determining an operational state of the fastener driving tool, wherein a driving process is released only if the operational state prevails, wherein the locking member is arranged in a locking manner in a path of the energy transmission element if the non-operational state prevails, wherein, once a driving process has been triggered, the locking member can stop the energy transmission element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Iwan Wolf, Mario Grazioli, Karl Franz, Stefan Miescher
  • Patent number: 8413864
    Abstract: A combustion-operated setting tool for driving in fastening elements includes a propellant container receptacle (16) for receiving a propellant container (20), a connection element (14) provided in the propellant container receptacle (16) for connection with the propellant container (20), a propellant conduit (15) for connecting the connection element (14) with the tool combustion chamber (12), a metering device (13) for controlling flow of propellant from the connection element (14) to the combustion chamber, and a damping arrangement (30) for damping the metering device (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Iwan Wolf
  • Publication number: 20120325887
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fastener driving tool comprising a drive motor, a gyrating mass, and a rammer head, wherein the gyrating mass above the drive motor can be made to rotate, wherein a spring mechanism can be tensioned by the gyrating mass via a detachable traction, in particular, a frictional locking, wherein the rammer head can be driven in a ramming direction via the tensioned spring mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Iwan WOLF
  • Publication number: 20120292061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastener-setting tool with a combustion chamber (12), in which an electrically driven device (14) for generating turbulence or for flushing the combustion chamber (12) is arranged, and with an electrical energy storage device (24). In order to further simplify the operation of a fastener-setting tool, the electrical energy storage device (24) is configured for operation with non-rechargeable primary cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tilo DITTRICH, Rolf ERHARDT, Iwan WOLF
  • Patent number: 8267298
    Abstract: A combustion-engined setting tool for driving fastening elements such as, e.g., nails, bolts, or pins in a workpiece, includes a plate-shaped member (17) axially displaceable in the tool combustion chamber (14), a member (33) for displacing the plate-shaped member (17), a holding device (30) for retaining the plate-shaped member (17) at an axial end (15) of the combustion chamber (14) against action of the displacing member (33), with the holding device (30) having magnetic elements (31) for producing a holding force for retaining the plate-shaped member (17) and a device for overpowering the holding force produced by the magnetic elements (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mario Zahner, Iwan Wolf, Stefan Boenig
  • Patent number: 8261955
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a combustion-operated setting device (10) with a combustion chamber (12) for a combustible propellant, an ignition device (16) for generating an ignition spark in the combustion chamber (12), a metering device (13) for metering the propellant, and control electronics (30) for the ignition device (16) and the metering device (13). In order to improve the control electronics (30), the control electronics (30) have at least two logically separated circuits. A first circuit (33) controls the metering device (13) and a second circuit controls the ignition device (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Iwan Wolf, Ulrich Schiestl