Patents by Inventor Markus Neuhof

Markus Neuhof 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: 20190323273
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge for a switchgear cabinet housing, comprising a first and a second hinge half, which can be connected to each other by means of a hinge pin and which can be pivoted relative to each other about a longitudinal axis of the hinge pin, the hinge pin extending only into the first or the second hinge half in a release position and extending into both the first and the second hinge halves in a locking position, wherein the hinge pin is releasably locked by means of at least one spring clip both in the release position and in the locking position. The invention further relates to a corresponding switchgear cabinet housing and to a corresponding method for mounting a door element on a switchgear cabinet body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Frank-Mike GEORG, Achim BLOH, Martin RAMDOHR, Markus NEUHOF
  • Patent number: 9038969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support arm profile for a support arm system, comprising a receiving space for cables or the like which is open toward the surroundings, wherein a connecting element is molded inside the support arm cross-section and is connected indirectly or directly to two opposite side walls of the profiled support element. In such a support profile, high profile stiffness, which meets all the requirements of a support arm system, can be achieved in that two delimiting elements are connected, spaced apart, to the connecting element, and that the delimiting elements extend from the connecting element at an angle to the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Neuhof, Paul Root
  • Patent number: 8882074
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter for fastening a support profile, comprising a profile receptacle having a supporting section, and a fastening side which at least in some areas is spaced from the supporting section, wherein a cable maneuvering compartment is formed between the supporting section and the fastening side and is spatially connected to a feedthrough of the supporting section and at least one cable feedthrough. Using said design, cables coming from a wide variety of directions can be fed to the adapter in a simple and organized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Koerner, Markus Neuhof, Paul Root
  • Publication number: 20140301766
    Abstract: A connection console mounts a device case on a support arm system, and includes a case mounting (1) having a mounting side (2) through which the case mounting (1) can be fixed on a case in two positions which are offset by 180°. The mounting side (2) has a plurality of key hole openings (3), at least two of them being positioned offset from one another by 180°, a central part (4) which can be fixed on the case mounting (1) and which defines a usable cable space (5), and a cover element (6) which closes, as needed, a mounting and inspection opening (7) of the central part (4) through which the usable cable space (5) can be accessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan Koerner, Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20130015299
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter for fastening a support profile, comprising a profile receptacle having a supporting section, and a fastening side which at least in some areas is spaced from the supporting section, wherein a cable maneuvering compartment is formed between the supporting section and the fastening side and is spatially connected to a feedthrough of the supporting section and at least one cable feedthrough. Using said design, cables coming from a wide variety of directions can be fed to the adapter in a simple and organized manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Stefan Koerner, Markus Neuhof, Paul Root
  • Publication number: 20120286107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support arm profile for a support arm system, comprising a receiving space for cables or the like which is open toward the surroundings, wherein a connecting element is moulded inside the support arm cross-section and is connected indirectly or directly to two opposite side walls of the profiled support element. In such a support profile, high profile stiffness, which meets all the requirements of a support arm system, can be achieved in that two delimiting elements are connected, spaced apart, to the connecting element, and that the delimiting elements extend from the connecting element at an angle to the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Neuhof, Paul Root
  • Patent number: 7954911
    Abstract: A housing with a housing opening at a front, which is closed off by a frame put together from frame legs, wherein the frame opening is and/or can be closed off by a front and/or a cover plate. Accessories, such as handles, storage elements, support arms, pedestals, keyboards and the like are and/or can be connected with the frame legs of the frame. Continuous receiving grooves, open toward the outside, are formed on the outsides of the frame legs. Fastening opportunities are created at all frame locations by fastening devices which can be introduced into the receiving grooves, and thus it is possible to attach any desired accessories at any desired locations of the frame legs of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof
  • Patent number: 7770351
    Abstract: A housing with a front frame which covers a housing opening, wherein the front frame is assembled from four frame legs and four corner elements. The corner elements connect the frame legs which meet each other at right angles at the corner elements, with each other. The corner elements can have two walls, extending at right angles in relation to each other, with fastening receivers for screw connections with screw receptacles in the front faces of the frame legs of the front frame. The outsides of these walls facing the frame legs have plug-in and/or snap-in elements, which can be introduced and/or snapped into the plug-in and/or snap-in receptacles of the frame legs. The walls are connected with an outer wall and a rear wall, which complete the outside and rear of the front frame, a simple assembly of the front frame and the rear wall or the basic housing structure is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof
  • Patent number: 7635234
    Abstract: A coupling element for connecting a housing or a support arm system element with a support arm. The coupling element has a hollow cylinder-shaped receiving element fixed in place on the housing or the support arm system element for receiving and fixing in place the support arm in the axial direction. So that the coupling element can meet the requirements made on its employment in the field connected with health, the receiving element is covered by a cup-shaped cover which has a central through-opening for passing the support arm through and which has an edge area circumferentially supported on the receiving element. The through-opening is sealed against the exterior circumferential face of the support arm, and the edge area of the cover is sealed against the receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Timo Schindler, Markus Neuhof
  • Patent number: 7537188
    Abstract: An adjusting device for fastening an operating and/or display device on a wall, having a linear guide arrangement formed by a sliding element and a fastening element, wherein the sliding element has an attachment point for the operating and/or display device. A secure support of the operating/display element results if the fastening element or the sliding element has a pivotable seating arrangement or hinge, with a pivot axis oriented parallel with respect to the displacement direction of the linear guide arrangement. The fastening element can be supported on the wall on two supporting points, which are spaced apart in the displacement direction of the linear guide arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof, Matthias Müller, Stefan Körner
  • Patent number: 7404687
    Abstract: A holder for a support arm system having a fastening section with a receptacle into which a profiled support element is inserted and fastened on the holder. The holder contains one or several compensating elements for aligning the profiled support element and the receptacle has a support section, at least some portions of which are matched to an exterior circumference of the profiled support element. For making possible a simple and continuous adjustment of the profiled support element for compensating deformation under load, the receptacle has, directly or indirectly adjoining the support section, a regulating area which is wider in cross section than the support section and into which the profiled support element extends. The support section together with the regulating area forms a pivot seating for the profiled support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20080145143
    Abstract: A coupling element for connecting a housing or a support arm system element with a support arm. The coupling element has a hollow cylinder-shaped receiving element fixed in place on the housing or the support arm system element for receiving and fixing in place the support arm in the axial direction. So that the coupling element can meet the requirements made on its employment in the field connected with health, the receiving element is covered by a cup-shaped cover which has a central through-opening for passing the support arm through and which has an edge area circumferentially supported on the receiving element. The through-opening is sealed against the exterior circumferential face of the support arm, and the edge area of the cover is sealed against the receiving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Timo Schindler, Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20070095994
    Abstract: An adjusting device for fastening an operating and/or display device on a wall, having a linear guide arrangement formed by a sliding element and a fastening element, wherein the sliding element has an attachment point for the operating and/or display device. A secure support of the operating/display element results if the fastening element or the sliding element has a pivotable seating arrangement or hinge, with a pivot axis oriented parallel with respect to the displacement direction of the linear guide arrangement. The fastening element can be supported on the wall on two supporting points, which are spaced apart in the displacement direction of the linear guide arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof, Matthias Muller, Stefan Korner
  • Patent number: 7195220
    Abstract: A support arm for stored devices, which is pivotably seated in a holder fastened to a fastening surface and can be horizontally adjusted into a pivoted-in position and a pivoted-out position. In the pivoted-in position the support arm extends approximately parallel with the fastening surface and in the pivoted-in position extends perpendicularly with respect to the fastening surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20060107577
    Abstract: A housing with a front frame which covers a housing opening, wherein the front frame is assembled from four frame legs and four corner elements. The corner elements connect the frame legs which meet each other at right angles at the corner elements, with each other. The corner elements can have two walls, extending at right angles in relation to each other, with fastening receivers for screw connections with screw receptacles in the front faces of the frame legs of the front frame. The outsides of these walls facing the frame legs have plug-in and/or snap-in elements, which can be introduced and/or snapped into the plug-in and/or snap-in receptacles of the frame legs. The walls are connected with an outer wall and a rear wall, which complete the outside and rear of the front frame, a simple assembly of the front frame and the rear wall or the basic housing structure is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20060096225
    Abstract: A housing with a housing opening at a front, which is closed off by a frame put together from frame legs, wherein the frame opening is and/or can be closed off by a front and/or a cover plate. Accessories, such as handles, storage elements, support arms, pedestals, keyboards and the like are and/or can be connected with the frame legs of the frame. Continuous receiving grooves, open toward the outside, are formed on the outsides of the frame legs. Fastening opportunities are created at all frame locations by fastening devices which can be introduced into the receiving grooves, and thus it is possible to attach any desired accessories at any desired locations of the frame legs of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20050258322
    Abstract: A holder for a support arm system having a fastening section with a receptacle into which a profiled support element is inserted and fastened on the holder. The holder contains one or several compensating elements for aligning the profiled support element and the receptacle has a support section, at least some portions of which are matched to an exterior circumference of the profiled support element. For making possible a simple and continuous adjustment of the profiled support element for compensating deformation under load, the receptacle has, directly or indirectly adjoining the support section, a regulating area which is wider in cross section than the support section and into which the profiled support element extends. The support section together with the regulating area forms a pivot seating for the profiled support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventor: Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20050173604
    Abstract: A support arm for stored devices, which is pivotably seated in a holder fastened to a fastening surface and can be horizontally adjusted into a pivoted-in position and a pivoted-out position. In the pivoted-in position the support arm extends approximately parallel with the fastening surface and in the pivoted-in position extends perpendicularly with respect to the fastening surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof
  • Patent number: D619824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sascha Preuβner-Pfaff, Markus Neuhof
  • Patent number: D634561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sascha Preussner-Pfaff, Markus Neuhof