Patents by Inventor Jorg Vetter

Jorg Vetter 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: 10083822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a physical vapor deposition coating device (1), comprising a process chamber (2) with an anode (3) and a consumable cathode (4) to be consumed by an electrical discharge for coating a substrate located within the process chamber (2). The coating device (1) further includes a first electrical energy source (5) being connected with its negative pole to said consumable cathode (4), and a second electrical energy source (6) being connected with its positive pole to said anode (3). According to the invention, a third electrical energy source (7) is provided being connected with its negative pole to a source cathode (8) which is different from the consumable cathode (4). In addition, the invention relates to a physical vapor deposition method for coating a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFAEFFIKON
    Inventors: Jones Alami, Georg Erkens, Tariq Rasa, Jörg Vetter
  • Publication number: 20180147752
    Abstract: Described are methods for producing at least a part of a sporting good, in particular a sports shoe. According to one aspect of the invention, the method includes the steps of: (a) depositing a first material into a mold and (b) vibrating the mold to modify the distribution of the first material in the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Nürnberg, Henry Niles Hanson, Frank Prissok, Martin Löhner, Dietmar Klaus Drummer, Jörg Vetter, Mirjam Lucht, Heinz Hohensinner, André Schmidt, Norbert Stark, Winfried Schmidt, Markus Hohenberger, Stephan Lintner, Muhammad Tausif, Tom O'Hare, Parikshit Goswami, Stephen John Russell
  • Patent number: 9915346
    Abstract: Disclosed is a piston ring (1) having a substrate (10) to which a wear resistant coating (20) is applied that includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. The wear resistant coating (20) contains at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C. The wear resistant coating also includes droplets (30) which have a diameter (D) and which contain at least the first element, wherein at least 90% of the droplets (30) have a value 1 ?m?D?10 ?m. In the method for producing a wear resistant coating (20) using an arc evaporation technique, the target material includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. and at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C., wherein the quantity of the second material contained in the target material is such that the melting point (Tm) of the target material ?1000° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Lammers, Christiane Bauer, Manfred Fischer, Jorg Vetter
  • Patent number: 9856556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wear resistant coating suitable to be deposited on cutting tool inserts for chip forming metal machining. The coating comprises at least two layers with different grain size, but with essentially the same composition. The coating is deposited by Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFAEFFIKON
    Inventors: Jacob Sjölén, Jon Andersson, Jörg Vetter, Jürgen Müller
  • Patent number: 9551066
    Abstract: A high-power pulsed magnetron sputtering process, wherein within a process chamber by means of an electrical energy source a sequence of complex discharge pulses is produced by applying an electrical voltage between an anode and a cathode in order to ionize a sputtering gas. The complex discharge pulse is applied for a complex pulse time. The cathode has a target comprising a material to be sputtered for the coating of a substrate, and the complex discharge pulse includes an electrical high-power sputtering pulse having a negative polarity with respect to the anode and being applied for a first pulse-time, the high-power sputtering pulse being followed by an electrical low-power charge cleaning pulse having a positive polarity with respect to the anode and being applied for a second pulse-time. The ratio ?1/?2 of the first pulse-time (?1) in proportion to the second pulse-time (?2) is 0.5 at the most.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFAEFFIKON
    Inventors: Jones Alami, Georg Erkens, Jürgen Müller, Jörg Vetter
  • Patent number: 9551067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating method for depositing a layer system formed from hard material layers on a substrate, by depositing at least one contact layer including the evaporation material on the surface of the substrate only by means of a cathodic vacuum arc evaporation source. After the depositing of the contact layer, at least one intermediate layer is deposited in the form of a nano-layer intermediate layer in a hybrid phase or as a nanocomposite layer, including the evaporation material and the discharge material, by parallel operation of a cathodic vacuum arc evaporation source and of a magnetron discharge source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFAEFFIKON
    Inventors: Jörg Vetter, Georg Erkens, Jürgen Müller
  • Patent number: 9028960
    Abstract: A wear resistant coating suitable to be deposited on cutting tool inserts for chip forming metal machining, includes at least two layers with different grain size, but with essentially the same composition. The coating is deposited by Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventors: Jacob Sjölén, Jon Andersson, Jörg Vetter, Jürgen Müller
  • Patent number: 8911867
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective coating, having the chemical composition CaSibBdNeOgHlMem, wherein Me is at least one metal of the group consisting of {Al, Ti, V, Cr, Zr, Nb, Mo, Hf, Ta, W, Y, Sc, La, Ce, Nd, Pm, Sm, Pr, Mg, Ni, Co, Fe, Mn}, with a+b+d+e+g+l+m=1. According to the invention, the following conditions are satisfied: 0.45?a?0.98, 0.01?b?0.40, 0.01?d?0.30, 0?e?0.35, 0?g?0.20, 0?l?0.35, 0?m?0.20. The invention relates also to a coated member having a protective coating, as well as to a method for producing a protective coating, in particular a multilayer film for a member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metaplas GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Vetter
  • Publication number: 20140353923
    Abstract: Disclosed is a piston ring (1) having a substrate (10) to which a wear resistant coating (20) is applied that includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. The wear resistant coating (20) contains at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C. The wear resistant coating also includes droplets (30) which have a diameter (D) and which contain at least the first element, wherein at least 90% of the droplets (30) have a value 1 ?m?D?10 ?m. In the method for producing a wear resistant coating (20) using an arc evaporation technique, the target material includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. and at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C., wherein the quantity of the second material contained in the target material is such that the melting point (Tm) of the target material ?1000° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ralf Lammers, Christiane Bauer, Manfred Fischer, Jorg Vetter
  • Publication number: 20130302596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating method for depositing a layer system formed from hard material layers on a substrate, by depositing at least one contact layer including the evaporation material on the surface of the substrate only by means of a cathodic vacuum arc evaporation source. After the depositing of the contact layer, at least one intermediate layer is deposited in the form of a nano-layer intermediate layer in a hybrid phase or as a nanocomposite layer, including the evaporation material and the discharge material, by parallel operation of a cathodic vacuum arc evaporation source and of a magnetron discharge source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jörg Vetter, Georg Erkens, Jürgen Müller
  • Patent number: 8492008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting tool for the machining of wood or a wood-based material, in particular a wood composite material, or a plastic, wherein a layer system for the formation of a surface coating is present on a surface of a cutting edge of the cutting tool. An outermost surface layer of the layer system is formed from a composition of the form [Cr1-xOx]zXaCbNc with 0.05<x<0.75 and 0<z?1, 0?a<1, 0?b<1, 0?c<1 and z+a+b+c=1 and X being an element from the group of the chemical elements consisting of Si, B, Al, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Sc, Y, La, Th, the elements of the group of the lanthanides and the elements of the group IIa of the periodic system of the elements. The invention further relates to a method for the manufacture of a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sulzer Metaplas GmbH
    Inventor: Jorg Vetter
  • Publication number: 20130171374
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wear resistant coating suitable to be deposited on cutting tool inserts for chip forming metal machining. The coating comprises at least two layers with different grain size, but with essentially the same composition. The coating is deposited by Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Jacob Sjölén, Jon Andersson, Jörg Vetter, Jürgen Müller
  • Patent number: 8470456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a layer system for the formation of a surface layer on a surface of a substrate, in particular on the surface of a tool, wherein the layer system includes at least one first hard layer of the composition (MoSipAYq)?(NrCsOt)? with (o+p+q)=?, (r+s+t)=?, and (?+?)=100, wherein 40???60 and wherein M is at least one metal of the group of the chemical elements consisting of Al and the elements of the secondary groups IVb, Vb, VIb of the periodic system of elements. In accordance with the invention the component AY is at least one element of the group of the chemical elements consisting of Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and the elements of the secondary group IIIB and the elements of the main group IA, IIA and IIIA and the elements of the group of the lanthanoids of the periodic system of chemical elements, with AY preferably additionally containing boron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sulzer Metaplas GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Vetter, Georg Erkens
  • Publication number: 20130071617
    Abstract: A wear resistant coating suitable to be deposited on cutting tool inserts for chip forming metal machining, includes at least two layers with different grain size, but with essentially the same composition. The coating is deposited by Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SECO TOOLS AB
    Inventors: Jacob Sjölén, Jon Andersom, Jörg Vetter, Jürgen Müller
  • Patent number: 8309235
    Abstract: A multilayer film-coated member is fabricated by coating the surface of a substrate with at least two hard coating films having different compositions, wherein the first composition hard film of the outermost layer is represented by SiaBbNcCdOe with a+b+c+d+e=1, 0.1?a?0.5, 0.01?b?0.2, 0.05?c?0.6, 0.1?d ?0.7 and 0<e?0.2, the second composition hard coating film having at least two selected from Al. Ti, Cr, Ni, Ce. Mg, Nb, W, Si, V, Zr and Mo and N and at least one selected from B, C, O and S and the oxygen content of the film at least 25 nm from the interface of the first composition hard coating film that is in contact with the underlying layer toward the surface of the first composition hard coating film is limited to a range of less than 3.5 atm. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Metaplas GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Vetter
  • Patent number: 8309234
    Abstract: The invention provides a multilayer film-coated member having sufficient heat resistance and abrasion resistance and capable of exhibiting an effect of preventing adhesion even in cutting work of steel materials that may readily cause adhesion to cutting tools, and therefore capable of prolonging tools, and provides a method for producing it. The multilayer film-coated member is fabricated by coating the surface of a substrate with at least two hard coating films having different compositions, in which the first composition hard coating film of the outermost layer of the hard coating films represented by SiaBbNcCdOe with a+b+c+d+e=1, 0.1?a?0.5, 0.01?b?0.2, 0.05?c?0.6, 0.1?d?0.7 and 0<e?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Metaplas GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Vetter
  • Publication number: 20120196137
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective coating, having the chemical composition CaSibBdNeOgHlMem, wherein Me is at least one metal of the group consisting of {Al, Ti, V, Cr, Zr, Nb, Mo, Hf, Ta, W, Y, Sc, La, Ce, Nd, Pm, Sm, Pr, Mg, Ni, Co, Fe, Mn}, with a+b+d+e+g+l+m=1. According to the invention, the following conditions are satisfied: 0.45?a?0.98, 0.01?b?0.40, 0.01?d?0.30, 0?e?0.35, 0?g?0.20, 0?1?0.35, 0?m?0.20. The invention relates also to a coated member having a protective coating, as well as to a method for producing a protective coating, in particular a multilayer film for a member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Jörg Vetter
  • Patent number: 8201831
    Abstract: A sliding element comprises at least one surface for sliding contact with a running face, wherein a wear layer and a run-in layer made from carbon are applied to the surface, and is characterized in that the run-in layer comprises hydrogen and nanocrystalline carbide phases. In a method for manufacturing a sliding element, the run-in layer is applied by means of a PVD process. A sliding system has an above-described sliding element and a body having a running face. A coating for a sliding element comprises a wear layer which can be applied to the upper side of the sliding element, and a run-in layer which is configured as a carbon layer, and is characterized in that the run-in layer comprises hydrogen and nanocrystalline carbide phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer, Ralf Lammers, Manfred Muller, Christiane Bauer, Reiner Waller, Jorg Vetter
  • Patent number: 8119261
    Abstract: The invention relates to a layer system for the formation of a surface layer on a surface of a substrate, in particular on the surface of a tool, wherein the layer system includes at least one first hard layer of the composition (AlaMgbCrcMedBeAXmSik)?(NuCvOw)? with (a+b+c+d+e+m+k)=?, (u+v+w)=?, and (?+?)=100, wherein 40???60 and wherein Me is at least one element of the group of the chemical elements consisting of: the secondary groups IVb, Vb and VIb of the periodic system of the chemical elements. The component AX is at least one element of the group of the chemical elements consisting of: the elements of the main group Ia and the elements Be, Ca, Sr, Ba and the elements of the secondary groups VIIb, VIIIb, Ib, IIb, IIIb and the elements of the group of the lanthanoids, of the periodic system of the elements, wherein 0.004?m<60, and preferably 0.01?m<50. In accordance with the invention 0.4?a?58 and 0.04?b?12 and 18?c?42.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Metaplas GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Vetter
  • Patent number: 8066835
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are described for the production of a mitered corner joint between parts of a frame, by vibration welding. During the welding procedure, in each case two parts of a frame are displaced by oscillatory heads into mutually perpendicular straight-line translatorial oscillations, the phases of which have been matched to one another in such a way that mitered areas of the two parts of the frame oscillate perpendicularly with respect to a stationary mitered plane and through the same, while the mitered area is retained under a prescribed welding pressure in the system. The method and the apparatus can be used for the simultaneous production of the four corner joints of a frame, in particular of a frame of the moveable or fixed part of windows or of doors. For this, at least four, and preferably eight, oscillatory heads, which displace the parts of the frame into the translatorial oscillations, are synchronized in such a way that their frequencies and amplitudes are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignees: Branson Ultraschall, Fentech AG
    Inventors: Jörg Vetter, Peter Eugster, Beat Bruderer