Patents by Inventor Jean-Daniel Cousin

Jean-Daniel Cousin 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: 20210339311
    Abstract: In a method for automated maintenance by means of a robot the precise position of a metallurgical vessel and a sliding closure (10) at the maintenance location is automatically determined and thereafter a drive is mounted by this on the sliding closure (10). The sliding closure is then released by the drive and at least one refractory closure plate (19, 21) can be inserted by the robot into a slider unit (20) and in a housing (11) of the sliding closure (10) or can be removed from this. It is possible to change from this automated maintenance by the robot to a manual maintenance of the sliding closure (10) at the maintenance location and vice versa. During automated maintenance, the closure plates (19, 21) are inserted together with a cassette (15, 25) into the housing (11) and into the slider unit (20) or are removed from this.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Beat HEINRICH, Jean-Daniel COUSIN, Robert Hein LOEDEMAN
  • Patent number: 10471505
    Abstract: Slide closure for a container containing molten metal includes a housing part that can be fastened to the container and a slider unit that can be displaced longitudinally relative to it, into which a fireproof plate can respectively be inserted. The slider unit is held by holding units fastened to the housing part perpendicular to the slider unit such that it can be displaced longitudinally. The holding units are individually fastened releaseably to the housing part such that in the braced state of the slide closure, they can be released from the housing part in almost every position of the slider unit. In addition, the housing part has walls running close to the plate in the longitudinal direction and projections that protrude to the side, in which walls bearings of the individual holding units can be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Refractory Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jean-Daniel Cousin, Rebecca Gisler
  • Publication number: 20180009028
    Abstract: A slide closure (10) for a container containing molten metal is provided with a housing part (1) that can be fastened to the latter and a slider unit (2) that can be displaced longitudinally relative to it, into which a fireproof plate (4 or 5) can respectively be inserted. The slider unit (2) is held by a number of holding means (6a, 6b; 7a, 7b) fastened to the housing part (1) perpendicular to the slider unit such that it can be displaced longitudinally. The holding means (6a, 6b; 7a, 7b) are individually fastened releasably to the housing part (1) such that in the braced state of the slide closure (10) they can be released from the housing part (1) in almost every position of the slider unit (2). In the event of a breakdown opening of the latter is thus made possible without the holding means and/or other parts having to be destroyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Refractory Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jean-Daniel Cousin, Rebecca Gisler
  • Patent number: 9757798
    Abstract: Slide closure for a vessel containing molten metal includes a slide housing and a slide unit that can be displaced longitudinally towards the slide housing, at least one refractory closure plate can respectively be inserted into the slide housing. The closure plates can be pressed against one another by the slide unit being braced against the slide housing. The closure plates can respectively be fixed or centered therein by a placement device having a displaceable positioning element. These placement devices are respectively designed such that upon bracing the slide unit against the slide housing, placing of the positioning element and clamping or centering of the respective closure plate is brought about therein. Therefore, despite easier operation, increased operating reliability is guaranteed because the closure plates are clamped and centered mechanically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Refractory Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rebecca Gisler, Jean-Daniel Cousin, Benno Steiner
  • Patent number: 9314841
    Abstract: Pressing device for a casting pipe at the spout of a metallurgical container, wherein the pressing device is provided with spring-loaded pressing elements that can be pressed against guide surfaces of a casting pipe. The casting pipe includes a tubular part and an upper plate. The guide surfaces are arranged on the underside of the plate on both sides of the tubular part and are directed downward at an angle. They form a plate cross-section that is tapered downward. The pressing elements are each provided with a head that is convexly curved in the adjustment direction of the casting pipe and can be pressed against a guide surface of the casting pipe, which is curved in the longitudinal direction of the pressing element or in the adjustment direction. Compressive forces exerted by the pressing pins are optimally transmitted, more toward the casting pipe opening and therefore acting more evenly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: Stopinc Aktiengesellschaft, Refractory Intellectual Property GMBH & Co.KG
    Inventors: Benno Steiner, Jean-Daniel Cousin, Werner Keller
  • Publication number: 20150246392
    Abstract: A slide closure for a vessel containing molten metal comprises a slide housing (11) and a slide unit (12) that can be displaced longitudinally towards the latter, into which at least one refractory closure plate (13, 14) can respectively be inserted. The latter can be pressed against one another by the slide unit (12) being braced against the slide housing (11). The closure plates (13, 14) can respectively be fixed or centred therein by means of a placement device (30) having a displaceable positioning element (33). These placement devices (30) are respectively designed such that upon bracing the slide unit (12) against the slide housing (11) placing, as it were, of the positioning element (33) and so clamping or centring of the respective closure plate (13, 14) is brought about therein. Therefore, despite easier operation, increased operating reliability is guaranteed because the closure plates are clamped and centred mechanically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Rebecca Gisler, Jean-Daniel Cousin, Benno Steiner
  • Patent number: 8795583
    Abstract: The pouring spout changer according to the invention is characterized in that it is provided with a dummy plate (14) for closing the casting channel of the casting device in an emergency. The dummy plate (14) can be brought into the closed position by the same actuation member (11) by means of which a worn pouring spout (21) is replaced by a new pouring spout (22) during normal operation. The changing device can also be used as a casting nozzle changer, preferably with a nozzle gripper for removing the worn casting nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Stopinc Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Heller, Jean-Daniel Cousin
  • Publication number: 20130299119
    Abstract: The pouring spout changer according to the invention is characterised in that it is provided with a dummy plate (14) for closing the casting channel of the casting device in an emergency. The dummy plate (14) can be brought into the closed position by the same actuation member (11) by means of which a worn pouring spout (21) is replaced by a new pouring spout (22) during normal operation. The changing device can also be used as a casting nozzle changer, preferably with a nozzle gripper for removing the worn casting nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Josef Heller, Jean-Daniel Cousin
  • Publication number: 20120119486
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressing device for a casting pipe at the spout of a metallurgical container, wherein the pressing device is provided with spring-loaded pressing elements (2) that can be pressed against guide surfaces (10) of a casting pipe (1). The casting pipe (1) comprises a tubular part (4) and an upper plate (5). The guide surfaces (10) are arranged on the underside of the plate (5) on both sides of the tubular part (4) and are directed downward at an angle. They form a plate cross-section that is tapered downward. The pressing elements (2) are each provided with a head (2a) that is convexly curved in the adjustment direction (A) of the casting pipe (1) and can be pressed against a guide surface (10) of the casting pipe (1), which is curved in the longitudinal direction of the pressing element or in the adjustment direction (A). Thus, the compressive forces exerted by the pressing pins are optimally transmitted, more toward the casting pipe opening and therefore acting more evenly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicants: REFRACTORY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH & CO.KG, STOPINC AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Benno Steiner, Jean-Daniel Cousin, Werner Keller