Patents by Inventor Klaus-Peter Koch

Klaus-Peter Koch 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).

  • Publication number: 20180304608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making composite strips and composite sheets of at least one first outer layer (1) of metal, one second outer layer (2) of metal, and at least one core layer (3) of plastic between the outer layers (1, 2) and bonded unitarily thereto, a first metal strip (4) for the first outer layer (1), a second metal strip (5) for the second outer layer (2), and a plastic web (6) for the core layer (6) being laminated together and continuously bonded unitarily into a composite strip by application of pressure and/or heat, the first metal strip (4) and the second metal strip (5) being heated before the lamination and/or during the lamination, characterized by the fact that, after lamination and bonding of the metal strips (4, 5), an actual transverse curvature of the composite strips is measured, and that the temperature of the first metal strip (4) and/or of the second metal strip (5) is carried out before the lamination and/or during the lamination as a function of the actual transvers
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas NOE, Klemens HEERMANN, Thomas VON DER OHE, Stella JASSEN, Andreas KLARE, Klaus-Peter KOCH, Gerold RASPUDIC, Markus RUDACK, Josef SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20180244030
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing composite webs or composite sheets, consisting of at least a first lower cover layer (1) of metal, a second upper cover layer (2) of metal, and a core layer (3) of plastic, which is arranged between the cover layers (1, 2) and is integrally bonded thereto, wherein a first metal strip (4) for the lower cover layer (1), a second metal strip (5) for the upper cover layer (2), and a plastic web (6) for the core layer (3) are brought together and are integrally bonded to each other by the application of pressure and/or heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas NOE, Josef SCHNEIDER, Mattias STASKE, Klemens HEERMANN, Andreas KLARE, Klaus-Peter KOCH, Gerold RASPUDIC, Markus RUDACK, Stella JANSSEN
  • Publication number: 20180126716
    Abstract: A process may be employed to produce a composite material having at least one metallic substrate and at least one polymer layer. The process may comprise applying an adhesion promoter layer across a surface of the metallic substrate and/or the polymer layer by means of plasma coating by a plasma coating system. The adhesion promoter layer may be created by driving the plasma coating system during the plasma coating such that a specific profile of the adhesion promoter layer across the surface of the metallic substrate and/or the polymer layer is established at least in some regions. The process may also involve bonding the polymer layer to the surface of the metallic substrate having the adhesion promoter layer and/or bonding the metallic substrate to the surface of the polymer layer having the adhesion promoter layer to produce the composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter KOCH, Bernd SCHUHMACHER, Michael STRACK
  • Publication number: 20170182755
    Abstract: A device for producing a strip-shaped composite sheet may comprise at least two outer metal cover sheets and at least one plastic layer disposed between the two outer metal cover sheets. The device may further comprise at least one first laminating device for laminating the metal cover sheets with the at least one plastic layer arranged between the metal cover sheets, with the first laminating device comprising at least two laminating rolls forming a laminating gap. One object of the present disclosure is to provide methods and devices for producing composite sheets, with which the economy, in particular the production speed, of the production method can be significantly increased and at the same time the risk of delamination of the composite sheets during the further processing can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Walter Mühlhause, Oliver Kleinschmidt, Klaus Peter Koch, Klemens Heermann
  • Publication number: 20160193779
    Abstract: Devices and methods for producing sandwich composite materials having at least one layer of plastic disposed between at least two outer metallic covering layers may comprise providing at least two semifinished products coated with plastic on one side, activating at least one of the plastic-coated sides of the metallic covering layers directly from the side of the covering layer having the plastic-coating, and connecting the plastic-coated sides of the metallic covering layers to form the sandwich composite material. The activation of the plastic may be performed by way of a heat source that utilizes an activation medium, radiation, or plasma, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Lothar Patberg, Klaus-Peter Koch
  • Patent number: 8798707
    Abstract: Disclosed are a novel, elastic, biocompatible, micro-sized, polyimide-based multi-channel microelectrode for recording of electroencephalography (EEG) from a laboratory animal including mouse, and a method for recording of laboratory animal EEG using the microelectrode. The microelectrode may include 2 grounding electrodes and 32 recording electrodes. A connector for signal transmission easily connects the microelectrode to a signal acquiring apparatus. The total weight of the microelectrode, including the connector, does not exceed 150 mg. Laboratory animal EEG, including that of mouse, provides the advantage of monitoring the brain state of a freely moving animal following a genetic or pharmaceutical manipulation. The microelectrode can be implanted without surgery and may be detached from wires while EEG is not recorded from the laboratory animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Choi, Hee Sup Shin, Klaus Peter Koch
  • Publication number: 20110224528
    Abstract: Disclosed are a novel, elastic, biocompatible, micro-sized, polyimide-based multi-channel microelectrode for recording of electroencephalography (EEG) from a laboratory animal including mouse, and a method for recording of laboratory animal EEG using the microelectrode. The microelectrode may include 2 grounding electrodes and 32 recording electrodes. A connector for signal transmission easily connects the microelectrode to a signal acquiring apparatus. The total weight of the microelectrode, including the connector, does not exceed 150 mg. Laboratory animal EEG, including that of mouse, provides the advantage of monitoring the brain state of a freely moving animal following a genetic or pharmaceutical manipulation. The microelectrode can be implanted without surgery and may be detached from wires while EEG is not recorded from the laboratory animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Choi, Hee Sup Shin, Klaus Peter Koch
  • Publication number: 20090128375
    Abstract: A control apparatus having at least one pushbutton switch can be used, for example, in a control panel of an electronic domestic appliance. The control apparatus includes a mount element, a piezo-film having at least one sensor field corresponding to the at least one pushbutton switch, a first adhesive layer connecting the piezo-film to the mount element, a cover layer facing a user side, a second adhesive layer connecting the cover layer to the piezo-film, and at least one attachment element for attachment of the control apparatus to the control panel. An electronic domestic appliance having a control apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: DIEHL AKO STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Heimann, Klaus-Peter Koch, Michael Prinz
  • Patent number: 5615489
    Abstract: A coordinate measuring apparatus carries a video camera 6 and a mechanical probe head 7 having a probe element 8 for contact-measuring the workpiece surface. With the aid of the coordinate measuring apparatus, the locations on the workpiece 9 to be mechanically contacted are driven to under visual control with the aid of the monitor 10 connected to the video camera. For this purpose, the probe element 8 is located in the viewing field of the video camera 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventors: Karl-Hermann Breyer, Klaus-Peter Koch, Helmut Heier, Hans-Gerd Pressel
  • Patent number: 5285397
    Abstract: A plurality of video cameras (7a-d) are mounted on a table which is adapted support a workpiece or other object to be measured, and the mounting of each camera to the table provides for controlled universal orientation of each camera via an articulating head having provision for selective rotation about each of two orthogonally related axes. The table is provided with vibration damping, whereby both the measured object, and the cameras which provide triangulation data for each measurement, can operate from the same rigid base, isolated from external sources of mechanical shock. The video signals of the cameras are fed, along with instantaneous optical-axis orientation data for each camera, to the computer of a coordinate-measuring machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventors: Helmut Heier, Klaus-Peter Koch, Karl-Hermann Breyer
  • Patent number: 5251156
    Abstract: Pictures of an object to be measured are taken from several different positions or aspects by a video camera which is mounted via a two-axis articulating head to the measurement arm of a coordinate-measuring machine. The pictures taken from the different positions or aspects are stored and are evaluated with respect to the coordinates of characteristic points of interest on the surface of the object by the method of space intersection, known from photogrammetry. And, in this connection, the position-measurement values supplied by the scales of the coordinate-measuring machine and the angle-measurement values supplied by the articulating head are used for a calculated determination of the coordinates for each of the points of interest on the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung, Heidenheim/Brenz
    Inventors: Helmut Heier, Klaus-Peter Koch, Karl-Hermann Breyer
  • Patent number: 5038258
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illuminating arrangement for illuminating an object with incident light wherein the angle of the incident light is selectable. The illuminating arrangement includes a plurality of individual light sources which can be switched on and off. The light sources are advantageously arranged in several concentric circles in different planes from which the light can be radiated along different beam axes. An illumination at different selectable angles is possible without a mechanical adjustment of the light sources or the imaging elements. The light sources can be advantageously mounted in a hemispherically-shaped carrier. The illuminating arrangement can be a component of a closed control loop and be controlled quickly and completely automatically via an image processing unit or by manual instructions of desired values via a control console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter Koch, Reinhard Prinz
  • Patent number: 4963728
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a coordinate measuring apparatus having an optical sensing head. The optical sensing head is held on the measuring arm of the coordinate measuring apparatus. The optical sensing head includes a holder and a plurality of detachable front optic units which can be exchanged as required. Each of the front optic units has its own objective and its own illuminating optic arrangement adapted to the objective. The illuminating optic is supplied via light conductors with the light conductors being guided over a change interface where the front optic unit is attached to the holder of the sensing head in a reproducible manner. The light conducting ends for the illumination are coupled in the change interface by means of a coupling device which achieves this coupling with low losses. This device includes, for example, self-centering sleeves which enable flexible supply light conductors to be centrally seated on the end faces of half-rigid plastic light conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventors: Albrecht Hof, Wilhelm Ulrich, Lothar Rubl, Klaus-Peter Koch
  • Patent number: 4934810
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling the quantity of emitted light in an optical measuring head. The control of the emitted light quantity of a laser diode mounted in the optical measuring head is dependent upon the stray light characteristics of the workpiece and is achieved by controlling the pulse width of the laser diode. The light pulses are synchronized with the machine clock frequency of the coordinate measuring apparatus on which the measuring head is fixedly mounted such that the center of the pulse coincides always with the counter strobe of the measuring system of the coordinate measuring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventors: Ulrich Nagele, Horst Ballmer, Berndt Kammleiter, Klaus-Peter Koch