Patents by Inventor Johannes Born

Johannes Born 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: 11123923
    Abstract: A 3D printing device includes a printing substrate, a movable printing head configured for additively producing from a modelling material a component on the printing substrate, and a flexible printing space cover which, proceeding from the printing head, spans the printing substrate such that a closed printing space is formed between the printing head and the printing substrate, wherein a printing nozzle of the printing head for applying the modelling material protrudes into the printing space. A support structure of the device includes flexible support rods which run from the printing head to the printing substrate and which hold the printing space cover above the printing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Born, Claus Fastert, Jorne Driezen
  • Publication number: 20200398487
    Abstract: A conveying installation by way of which the 3D printing rate can be increased and the reliability of transporting a semi-finished product to be processed in an additive manufacturing machine can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Claus FASTERT, Johannes BORN
  • Publication number: 20200398486
    Abstract: For increasing the speed in 3D printing, for avoiding the conveying elements slipping from the conveyed semi-finished product, and for improving the transmission of force from the conveying elements to the semi-finished products to be conveyed, a conveying installation is provided for an additive manufacturing machine. The conveying installation for conveying a semi-finished product comprises a longitudinal conveying mechanism which by means of a periodic movement of at least one conveying element conveys the semi-finished product along a conveying direction which is parallel to the semi-finished product longitudinal axis. The conveying element when moving in the conveying direction acquires the semi-finished product, and when moving counter to the conveying direction is released from the semi-finished product. This results in a movement of the semi-finished product in the conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Claus FASTERT, Johannes BORN, Konstantin SCHUBERT
  • Publication number: 20200307069
    Abstract: A method of using solid profile rods instead of the usual filament coils for additive manufacturing methods such as 3D printing for industrial applications such as aircraft manufacturing, and to enable a more rapid production of fiber-composite components. The additive manufacturing device, or the 3D printer which generates the component layer by layer, respectively, comprises a material magazine in which a plurality of profile rods are stored. The profile rods are pre-tailored and are adapted to the component layer by layer. The profile rods, when printing, are successively retrieved from the material magazine and, by way of an infeed installation, guided to the nozzle of the additive manufacturing installation and subsequently applied to the printing bed so as to form the component layer by layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Claus FASTERT, Dirk ELBRACHT, Johannes BORN, Konstantin SCHUBERT
  • Publication number: 20200269518
    Abstract: A sealing device for sealing edges of composite fiber components includes a strip feeder to apply a thermoplastic semifinished product to a cut edge of a composite fiber component, and an ultrasonic welding apparatus to thermoplastically or integrally join the thermoplastic semifinished product to the cut edge of the composite fiber component by ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Johannes BORN
  • Publication number: 20200269503
    Abstract: A 3D printing device includes a printing substrate, a movable printing head configured for additively producing from a modelling material a component on the printing substrate, and a flexible printing space cover which, proceeding from the printing head, spans the printing substrate such that a closed printing space is formed between the printing head and the printing substrate, wherein a printing nozzle of the printing head for applying the modelling material protrudes into the printing space. A support structure of the device includes flexible support rods which run from the printing head to the printing substrate and which hold the printing space cover above the printing substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: JOHANNES BORN, CLAUS FASTERT, JORNE DRIEZEN
  • Patent number: 10647063
    Abstract: A method for sealing the edges of composite fiber components includes applying a thermoplastic semifinished product to a cut edge of a composite fiber component and thermoplastically or integrally joining the thermoplastic semifinished product to the cut edge of the composite fiber component by ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Born
  • Patent number: 10472070
    Abstract: In a method for producing a rail-shaped hybrid component, in particular for an aircraft or spacecraft, a second rail component made of a titanium material is positioned on a first bar of a first profile rail that is made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic material and moved in an advancing direction, in a fixed position relative to the first profile rail, such that a bar portion of the first bar is arranged between a first connecting portion of the second rail component and a second connecting portion of the second rail component, and the second rail component is cohesively connected to the first profile rail. Furthermore, the hybrid component has a first profile rail made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic material and a second rail component made of a titanium material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Born, Alexander Gillessen, Carsten Rowedder
  • Patent number: 9902483
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a window panel for a body structure of a vehicle, especially an airframe of an aircraft or spacecraft, including a first skin which extends over a first side of the panel to form an outer skin of the vehicle body structure; a second skin which extends over a second side of the panel to form an inner skin of the vehicle body structure; and a core, especially a foam core, located between and covered by the first and second skins in a sandwich structure. The window panel includes at least one window aperture formed through the first layer, the core, and the second layer. The core may be confined to or extends over a limited extent, region or part of the panel. Thus, the first skin and/or the second skin may extend over or cover a greater area of the panel than the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Pierre C. Zahlen, Johannes Born, Lars Meyer, Gregor Baumbach, Claus Hanske, Jens Prowe, Johan Oentoro, M. Ichwan Zuardy, Wouter Brok, Martin Metten
  • Publication number: 20170334564
    Abstract: In a method for producing a rail-shaped hybrid component, in particular for an aircraft or spacecraft, a second rail component made of a titanium material is positioned on a first bar of a first profile rail that is made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic material and moved in an advancing direction, in a fixed position relative to the first profile rail, such that a bar portion of the first bar is arranged between a first connecting portion of the second rail component and a second connecting portion of the second rail component, and the second rail component is cohesively connected to the first profile rail. Furthermore, the hybrid component has a first profile rail made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic material and a second rail component made of a titanium material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Johannes BORN, Alexander GILLESSEN, Carsten ROWEDDER
  • Publication number: 20170015066
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing (AM) system including a platform including a mold die mounted on the platform, the mold die having a surface shape corresponding to a mold cavity used for thermoforming a thermoplastic sheet, and an AM assembly configured to perform an AM method on the thermoplastic sheet having been thermoformed with the mold die. A method for performing AM on a thermoplastic sheet comprises the steps of thermoforming a thermoplastic sheet using a mold die, and performing an AM method on the thermoformed thermoplastic sheet in the mold die as a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Axel Herrmann, Marc Fette, Johannes Born
  • Publication number: 20170015054
    Abstract: A system comprising a pipe and at least one fitting, wherein the pipe is made essentially of a thermoplastic, fiber-reinforced composite material, and the fitting is made essentially of titanium or a titanium alloy, and the pipe and the fitting are connected in a fluid-tight manner
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Johannes Born, Alexander Fabritz, Carsten Rowedder
  • Patent number: 9469052
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a fiber-reinforced plastics casting (FRP), includes a molding box filled with free flowing molding material, in what a prototype of casting or a textile preform is inserted, forming a mold cavity for infiltration the inserted preform of textile with synthetic resin material in order to form a fiber-reinforced plastics casting (FRP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Gillessen, Johannes Born, Sascha Backhaus, Joachim Piepenbrock
  • Publication number: 20160279873
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of manufacturing a three-dimensional fiber-reinforced object by additive layer manufacturing, including providing layers of powder material, one on top of the other, on a support device, and selectively irradiating each layer with a laser beam or particle beam prior to providing the successive layer only in those areas corresponding to the object to be manufactured. Irradiation occurs where the powder material is locally molten or sintered in respective areas for solidifying the layer. Fibers are provided to the support device or in one of the layers in the course of solidification and held by a fiber holding arrangement. Each layer is provided by spraying the powder material by a spray head, and the support device is electrically charged and/or the powder material is electrically charged in the spray head prior to spraying, the powder material being electrically attracted to the support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Marc Fette, Johannes Born
  • Publication number: 20160016356
    Abstract: A method for sealing the edges of composite fiber components includes applying a thermoplastic semifinished product to a cut edge of a composite fiber component and thermoplastically or integrally joining the thermoplastic semifinished product to the cut edge of the composite fiber component by ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Johannes Born
  • Publication number: 20150064389
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a window panel for a body structure of a vehicle, especially an airframe of an aircraft or spacecraft, including a first skin which extends over a first side of the panel to form an outer skin of the vehicle body structure; a second skin which extends over a second side of the panel to form an inner skin of the vehicle body structure; and a core, especially a foam core, located between and covered by the first and second skins in a sandwich structure. The window panel includes at least one window aperture formed through the first layer, the core, and the second layer. The core may be confined to or extends over a limited extent, region or part of the panel. Thus, the first skin and/or the second skin may extend over or cover a greater area of the panel than the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre C. Zahlen, Johannes Born, Lars Meyer, Gregor Baumbach, Claus Hanske, Jens Prowe, Johan Oentoro, M. Ichwan Zuardy, Wouter Brok, Martin Metten
  • Publication number: 20140306372
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a fiber-reinforced plastics casting (FRP), includes a moulding box filled with free flowing moulding material, in what a prototype of casting or a textile preform is inserted, forming a mould cavity for infiltration the inserted preform of textile with synthetic resin material in order to form a fiber-reinforced plastics casting (FRP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Gillessen, Johannes Born, Sascha Backhaus, Joachim Piepenbrock