Patents by Inventor Klaus-Hermann Mette

Klaus-Hermann Mette 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: 4057713
    Abstract: A counter device is described for counting workpieces produced by stamping or blanking on a power press of the type having a ram powered by a flywheel through a clutch and crankshaft with the flywheel being powered by an electric motor. The counter is arranged to count only workpieces actually produced and operates by detecting cyclic enegy losses of the flywheel during the actual production of a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Assignee: Firan Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Hermann Mette, Andrew Raoul St. Denis
  • Patent number: 3951271
    Abstract: A control means for a robot transfer device in which there are provided control heads including positional sensing devices connected so as to sense the movement of the robot device in each plane, or direction, and coded signal generating means providing a direct readout giving an indication of the exact position of the workpiece at the end of the robot device. In addition, such control heads are connected to suitable electronic memory and control circuits whereby a variety of different predetermined positions can be programmed into the memory, and the various different necessary movements to be performed by the robot device can thus be carried out in sequence, and to a greater degree of accuracy, than in the past. In addition, the invention provides a simple manual programming system for programming the memory circuits with the necessary information concerning the desired predetermined positions of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Inventor: Klaus-Hermann Mette