Patents by Inventor Johannes Zimmer

Johannes Zimmer 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: 10576572
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device (30) for monitoring the inert gas (5) during a welding process performed using a welding torch (7), wherein at least one measurement variable (Pi), which is dependent on the type of inert gas (5), is measured by means of at least one sensor (Si). According to the invention, at least two measurement variables (Pi) of the inert gas (5) are measured and the measured values (Mi) of the at least two measurement variables (Pi) of the inert gas (5) are compared with several stored values (Mi?), which are associated with inert gas types (Gi), of the at least two measurement variables (Pi), and the inert gas type (Gi), for which the assigned values (Mi?) of the at least two measurement variables (Pi) are closest to the measured values (Mi) of the at least two measurement variables (Pi) of the inert gas (5), is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Zimmer, David Scharinger, Manuel Gradauer, Helmut Pfluegelmeier
  • Patent number: 9744711
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for blowing and filling a container (22) from a preform (16), said apparatus comprising: —a mold (12) for enclosing a preform (16), —stretching means for stretching the preform (16) placed within said mold (12), —a pressurized liquid injection circuit (18) able to inject a liquid under pressure inside said preform (16) when said preform is placed inside said mold, —injection means which are adapted to inject a predetermined volume of liquid through said liquid injection circuit (18) into the preform and to stop injection of the liquid through said circuit into the preform when a blown and filled container (22) has been obtained, stopping the injection of the liquid through the liquid injection circuit into the preform creating an overpressure of the liquid within the liquid injection circuit, characterized in that the apparatus further comprises releasing means for releasing said overpressure of the liquid within the liquid injection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Discma AG
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Damien Kannengiesser, Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 9573705
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of blowing and filling a container from a thermoplastic polymer preform, comprising: stretching a thermoplastic polymer preform (16) placed within a mould (12) during a stretching phase, starting an injection phase for injecting a liquid into the preform, the injection phase starting after the stretching phase has started, characterized in that prior to starting the injection phase the liquid is at a predetermined pressure above the atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Damien Kannengiesser, Johannes Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20150298237
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device (30) for monitoring the inert gas (5) during a welding process performed using a welding torch (7), wherein at least one measurement variable (Pi), which is dependent on the type of inert gas (5), is measured by means of at least one sensor (Si). According to the invention, at least two measurement variables (Pi) of the inert gas (5) are measured and the measured values (Mi) of the at least two measurement variables (Pi) of the inert gas (5) are compared with several stored values (Mi?), which are associated with inert gas types (Gi), of the at least two measurement variables (Pi), and the inert gas type (Gi), for which the assigned values (Mi?) of the at least two measurement variables (Pi) are closest to the measured values (Mi) of the at least two measurement variables (Pi)of the inert gas (5), is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Fronius International GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes ZIMMER, David SCHARINGER, Manuel GRADAUER, Helmut PFLUEGELMEIER
  • Publication number: 20150075119
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for blowing and filling a container (22) from a preform (16), said apparatus comprising:—a mould (12) for enclosing a preform (16),—stretching means for stretching the preform (16) placed within said mould (12),—a pressurized liquid injection circuit (18) able to inject a liquid under pressure inside said preform (16) when said preform is placed inside said mould,—injection means which are adapted to inject a predetermined volume of liquid through said liquid injection circuit (18) into the preform and to stop injection of the liquid through said circuit into the preform when a blown and filled container (22) has been obtained, stopping the injection of the liquid through the liquid injection circuit into the preform creating an overpressure of liquid within the liquid injection circuit, characterized in that the apparatus further comprises releasing means for releasing said overpressure of liquid within the liquid injection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Damien Kannengiesser, Johannes Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20140305081
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of blowing and filling a container from a thermoplastic polymer preform, comprising: stretching a thermoplastic polymer preform (16) placed within a mould (12) during a stretching phase, starting an injection phase for injecting a liquid into the preform, the injection phase starting after the stretching phase has started, characterized in that prior to starting the injection phase the liquid is at a predetermined pressure above the atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Damien Kannengiesser, Johannes Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20030047416
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus that includes at least two rails, at least two work carriers, and a drive unit. The at least two rails (1) are arranged next to one another and have longitudinal directions. The at least two work carriers (2.1-2.n) are arranged on each rail (1) in such a way as to be traversable one behind the other in the longitudinal direction of the rail (1) and are able to be fixed independently of one another in selectable positions. The work carriers (2.1-2.n) traversable on the rails (1) are arranged next to one another so as to allow traverse drive of only one of the work carriers (2.1-2.n) on the rail (1) so as to form an independently driven work carrier that carries along at least one non-independently driven work carrier (2.2-2.n). The drive unit (5, 15) is provided on the rail (1) and/or on the driven work carrier (2.1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Gunther Stephan Zimmer, Martin Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6237481
    Abstract: A material web is processed in a contact zone between a stationary roller and a driven working roller. The working roller diameter is smaller than the diameter of the stationary roller. The working roller is displaceable in all directions transverse to the length of the movement of the web. The working roller is pressed against the stationary roller by a presser that presses on a peripheral area of the working roller opposite the contact zone. The pressing operation is continuous over the working width of the working roller and the material web is permitted to pass through the contact zone between the working roller and the stationary roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6197113
    Abstract: The invention is a device for the application of determinable quantities particularly of viscous liquids onto a movable substrate, consisting of an application roller that spans the length of the device, a supply mechanism to provide the liquid to the application roller, a contact press that pushes the application roller against the substrate, which, when pressed between the application roller and the substrate, creates a narrowing intake gusset in the direction of movement (D) of the application roller and at least one demarcation element that acts in combination with the application roller to define the width of application of the liquid (application width) being applied to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6138559
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing web-shaped material (90) comprises a working roller (5), a counter support (6), a pressure bearing structure (3) for exerting driving force to said working roller (5), a supporting carrier (1) and a pressing device which comprises a pressure hose arranged between the pressure bearing structure (3) and a supporting wall (12). The pressure hose is formed by a pressure hose element (2.1) which, when the apparatus is viewed in longitudinal section, has a L-, U- or oval-shaped cross section and at least one bent portion (22) extending away from a counter support surface (31) for the hose rearwardly towards the rear side of the apparatus and a support portion (21) for making planar contact with the counter support surface (31) for the hose, a hose-free space (150) being formed at each filling state of the hose by each bent portion (22) in a flat cavity (15) between the counter support surface (31) for the hose and the support wall (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6135025
    Abstract: A process and apparatus is disclosed for cleaning a fluid substance from an application device with substance supply channels, and, if required, for cleaning a screen that surrounds the application device. The substance to be removed from the application device and, if required, from the screen, or a mixture of the substance and a cleaning fluid are forced away through the supply channels for the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5992453
    Abstract: The invention concerns a flow-dividing and conversion arrangement (1) comprising a dividing system in which a substance is guided to a series of openings (3) from a total flow channel (K1) guiding the substance in a combined flow. At a first division point (T1), the total flow (K1) is branched off into two channels. Each channel end in the preceding stage branches into two channels which divide the flow and deflect the divided flows in opposite directions along the length of the arrangement. In order to improve the dividing function, the total flow channel (K1) merges at the first division point (T1) into two parallel, adjacent sections of partial flow channels (K2a, K2b) which guide the substance in the same direction. In the regions before, at and after the division point (T1) the flow is rectilinear or at least approximately rectilinear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5992313
    Abstract: A doctor arrangement is located inside a rotary cylindrical screen for applying a substance to a moving web that is adjacent the rotary screen. The doctor is supported on a carrier beam that is mounted within the rotary screen. The substance is applied through the rotary screen onto the moving application surface with the doctor, which may be a roll doctor or doctor blade. The carrier beam is slidable along a longitudinal axis of the rotary screen into and out of the rotary screen through a through hole in a bearing of the rotary screen at one end of the apparatus. The carrier beam has guide rails that slide along guide rolls mounted outside the width of the application surface on bearings that the rotary screen. The carrier beam and doctor arrangement can be inserted and withdrawn from the rotary screen with the carrier beam in an elevated position wherein the doctor does not interfere with the rotary screen member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5902400
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (1) for applying a substance (9) to a surface (3), the device comprising a carrier beam (2) and a doctor blade unit (40) which can be pressed magnetically against the surface (3). Provided between the doctor blade unit (40) and the carrier beam (2) is a holder connection (5) which produces play transversely to the surface (3). The holder connection (5) comprises at least one pair of sliding holder elements (51, 52) which can move only in translation, interact and form a sliding guide plane (500) which can be aligned on the region of the doctor blade element application zone (31). The holder elements are interconnected in a manner rigid against tilting such that all the moments due to thrust forces on the doctor blade unit (40) act with respect to a point of application on the carrier beam without losses of moments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5848606
    Abstract: A device for distributing a flowable medium over the application width of an applying machine includes a pipe that has at least one medium-carrying conduit and a number of exit openings for the medium that lead outwardly through the pipe wall from the inside of the pipe, where the exit openings are spaced evenly over the length of the pipe. To improve distribution over width and to make cleaning and handling easier, the pipe wall is made of reinforced plastic at least over part of the pipe length, thus forming an inner pipe wall that extends straight in that part of the pipe, has accurate shape and dimensions and a smooth inner surface, and is provided with the exit openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: J. Zimmer Maschinebau Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Johannes Zimmer, Karl M. Wechselberger
  • Patent number: D830183
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Timothy James, Emmanuel Lainé, Smeeta Khetarpaul, Johannes Zimmer, NIcolas Dabrowski
  • Patent number: D830184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Timothy James, Emmanuel Lainé, Smeeta Khetarpaul, Johannes Zimmer, Nicolas Dabrowski
  • Patent number: D830185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sociètè des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Timothy James, Emmanuel Lainé, Smeeta Khetarpaul, Johannes Zimmer, Nicolas Dabrowski
  • Patent number: D871222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Nicolas Dabrowski, Johannes Zimmer, Lucas Gaino Albiero
  • Patent number: D871224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Nicolas Dabrowski, Johannes Zimmer, Lucas Gaino Albiero