Patents by Inventor Johannes Eckstein

Johannes Eckstein 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: 9835391
    Abstract: A method for the heat recovery from a tunnel cooling apparatus, having one or several cooling cells for cooling products in containers by means of a cooling agent circulating in a coolant circuit, and a heat exchanger; including: controlling the circulating quantity of the coolant, and controlling the temperature of the coolant, wherein both the circulating quantity and the temperature of the coolant are measured and controlled on the basis of comparisons with predefined parameters, so that the thermal yield of the heat exchanger is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Falko Jens Wagner, Jan Karsten Münzer, Johannes Eckstein
  • Publication number: 20140116674
    Abstract: A method for the heat recovery from a tunnel cooling apparatus, having one or several cooling cells for cooling products in containers by means of a cooling agent circulating in a coolant circuit, and a heat exchanger; including: controlling the circulating quantity of the coolant, and controlling the temperature of the coolant, wherein both the circulating quantity and the temperature of the coolant are measured and controlled on the basis of comparisons with predefined parameters, so that the thermal yield of the heat exchanger is optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Falko Jens Wagner, Jan Karsten Münzer, Johannes Eckstein
  • Patent number: 8490381
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine system comprising, a gas turbine engine including a combustion area, a laser, a fuel nozzle including an optical fiber operative to transmit light emitted from the laser to the combustion area, the optical fiber also transmitting a fuel into the combustion area, wherein the light is operative to ignite the fuel in the combustion area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Herbert Kopecek, Johannes Eckstein, Craig Douglas Young
  • Publication number: 20120111552
    Abstract: A heat exchanger comprises a tube and fins extending from an outer surface of the tube in a helical path. The fins comprise serrated sections and solid sections that are disposed in a predetermined arrangement along the helical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jorge Alejandro Carretero Benignos, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Sal Albert Leone, Thomas Francis Taylor, Hua Zhang, Johannes Eckstein
  • Publication number: 20120000178
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine system comprising, a gas turbine engine including a combustion area, a laser, a fuel nozzle including a cavity operative to transmit a fuel into the combustion area, and an optical fiber engaging the cavity, operative to transmit light emitted from the laser to the combustion area, wherein the light is operative to ignite the fuel in the combustion area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Herbert Kopecek, Johannes Eckstein, Craig Douglas Young
  • Publication number: 20110289941
    Abstract: A power plant including an apparatus for regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is provided. The apparatus includes a compressor configured to pressurize a working fluid and a heat recovery system configured to provide heat to a working fluid. A turbine is configured to generate work utilizing the heated working fluid. One or more heat exchangers are configured to transfer heat from the working fluid to a first stage liquefied natural gas at a first pressure and at least one of a second stage liquefied natural gas at a second pressure, and a compressed working fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Gonzalez Salazar, Matthias Finkenrath, Johannes Eckstein, Clarissa Sara Katharina Belloni
  • Publication number: 20100282456
    Abstract: A heat exchanger comprises a tube and fins extending from an outer surface of the tube. The fins comprise first and second sets of fins with the first set of fins oriented in a first direction with respect to an axial direction of the tube and the second set of fins oriented in a second direction with respect to the axial direction of the tube to expose at least a portion of the first and second sets of fins to a free stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jorge Alejandro Carretero Benignos, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Sal Albert Leone, Thomas Francis Taylor, Hua Zhang, Johannes Eckstein
  • Patent number: 7628573
    Abstract: A self-piercing rivet of a special rivet geometry is described, which in particular is suitable for joining high strength steel sheets, but can also be used for other metal sheets. The self-piercing rivet is in particular characterized by a special underhead geometry as well as a special geometry of the rivet foot (cutting region). Thus the self-piercing rivet has an underhead chamfer which with a radial plane of the self-piercing rivet encloses an angle of 20°+5°/?5° and merges tangentially into the cylindrical outer surface of the rivet shank via a radius. In the region of the rivet foot the self-piercing rivet has a plane shank face, which extends essentially at a right angle to the rivet axis and which merges “smoothly” into the cylindrical inner surface via a shank inner surface and a radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Bollhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Philipskötter, Johannes Eckstein, Michael Ruther, Herbert Wältz, Roland Porepp
  • Publication number: 20090282805
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine system comprising, a gas turbine engine including a combustion area, a laser, a fuel nozzle including a cavity operative to transmit a fuel into the combustion area, and an optical fiber engaging the cavity, operative to transmit light emitted from the laser to the combustion area, wherein the light is operative to ignite the fuel in the combustion area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Herbert Kopecek, Johannes Eckstein, Craig Douglas Young
  • Publication number: 20090191073
    Abstract: Magnetic pumping systems and methods of pumping using such systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for pumping fluid comprises: a substantially cylinder-shaped pump housing (200); a magnetic piston (210) residing within the pump housing (200) for displacing the fluid; a magnetic actuator (220) surrounding the pump housing (200), wherein the magnetic actuator (220) is configured to move the piston (210) by a magnetic force between the magnetic piston (210) and the magnetic actuator (220); and a magnetic ring (230) surrounding and attached to the magnetic actuator (220) for increasing a magnitude of the magnetic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Herbert Kopecek, Michael Bernhard Schmitz, Johannes Eckstein, Nicola Marcucci, Stefano Meucci, Carlos Jimenez Haertel
  • Publication number: 20070104553
    Abstract: A self-piercing rivet of a special rivet geometry is described, which in particular is suitable for joining high strength steel sheets, but can also be used for other metal sheets. The self-piercing rivet is in particular characterized by a special underhead geometry as well as a special geometry of the rivet foot (cutting region). Thus the self-piercing rivet has an underhead chamfer which with a radial plane of the self-piercing rivet encloses an angle of 20°+5°/?5° and merges tangentially into the cylindrical outer surface of the rivet shank via a radius. In the region of the rivet foot the self-piercing rivet has a plane shank face, which extends essentially at a right angle to the rivet axis and which merges “smoothly” into the cylindrical inner surface via a shank inner surface and a radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Andre Philipskotter, Johannes Eckstein, Michael Ruther, Herbert Waltz, Roland Porepp