Patents by Inventor Martin Kerstner

Martin Kerstner 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: 20190316832
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a vacuum insulation body comprising a vacuum-tight covering that surrounds an evacuated region, wherein a core material is arranged in the evacuated region, wherein the covering has an outer region and an inner region at least partially surrounded by the outer region, wherein the inner region and the outer region are formed by a common film bag and wherein the inner region is formed by inverting the film bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Patent number: 10295247
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation body includes at least one vacuum-tight casing and at least one vacuum region surrounded by the casing. The casing is provided with at least one opening, in particular with at least one evacuation port, for evacuating the vacuum region. At least one adsorbent material is present in the vacuum insulation body. The adsorbent material is partly or completely arranged in the region of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz Gmbh, Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Patent number: 10247468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body comprising a vacuum-tight casing which surrounds an evacuated region, wherein a core material is arranged in the evacuated region, wherein the casing includes an opening for filling the casing with the core material, which is covered by a vacuum-tight cover film, wherein the casing is folded inwards in the edge region protruding towards the opening, so that the opening is reduced in size, and subsequently again is folded outwards, wherein the region folded outwards and a region of the cover film are vacuum-tightly connected with each other all around.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: LIEBHERR-HAUSERÄTE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSERÄTE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Publication number: 20190063803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerant circuit for a refrigerator and/or freezer, with at least one body and with at least one cooled interior space arranged in the body, wherein the refrigerant circuit includes at least one evaporator and at least one condenser as well as at least one compressor, wherein the condenser is partly or completely arranged in a liquid bath that at least partly absorbs the condensation heat in operation of the refrigerant circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Publication number: 20190056166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer device having at least one body with at least one full vacuum insulation body element, and having at least one cooled inner chamber arranged inside said body, the device comprising at least one coolant circuit for cooling the inner chamber, and the entire coolant circuit being made as an assembly that is inserted into the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Publication number: 20190056167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer with at least one body and with at least one cooled interior space arranged in the body, wherein the appliance includes at least one refrigerant circuit that serves for cooling the interior space, wherein the refrigerant circuit includes at least one condenser, wherein at least one heat pipe is provided that is in direct or indirect thermal contact with the condenser and that is arranged such that it forms at least a part of a frame heater of the appliance and/or is in thermal contact with the outer skin of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicants: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Publication number: 20190049164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit having at least one carcass and having at least one inner space arranged in the carcass, wherein the unit has at least one refrigerant circuit that serves the cooling of the inner space and wherein the refrigerant circuit has at least one evaporator, at least one compressor, at least one condenser, and at least one restrictor, wherein at least one bypass to the restrictor is provided that extends directly or indirectly from the condenser to the evaporator and in which at least one valve is arranged for shutting off the bypass, with the evaporator and the bypass being arranged and configured such that a heat pipe effect is present in the bypass and/or in components arranged the direction of flow before and/or after it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicants: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Patent number: 10119748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body with at least one vacuum-tight film which surrounds a vacuum region with at least one supporting material arranged therein. At least one protective cover for protection of the film is provided, and a material leveling out film irregularities is included as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gruidl, Jochen Hiemeyer, Martin Kerstner, Michael Freitag, Manfred Gradl
  • Patent number: 10088221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body, comprising at least one envelope body and at least one diffusion-tight envelope which at least partly adjoins the envelope body, wherein the envelope at least partly is present as prefabricated bag or partial bag which in its geometry is completely or largely adapted to the shape of the envelope body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer
  • Patent number: 10041726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body with a vacuum-tight envelope, wherein through the region surrounded by the envelope at least one lead-through extends, which surrounds a free space, and/or wherein at least one port extends from the envelope. According to the invention, the lead-through and/or the port likewise is formed vacuum-tight and vacuum-tightly connected with the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer
  • Publication number: 20180031305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body with a vacuum-tight envelope, wherein through the region surrounded by the envelope at least one lead-through extends, which surrounds a free space, and/or wherein at least one port extends from the envelope. According to the invention, the lead-through and/or the port likewise is formed vacuum-tight and vacuum-tightly connected with the envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer
  • Publication number: 20180023880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the vacuum-tight leading of an electric line through a high barrier film. The apparatus comprises a hollow pipe 1 having a collar 2 projecting therefrom; a high barrier film 3 having a passage hole 4 through which the hollow pipe 1 runs; and a pressing element 5 that is arranged at the side of the high barrier film 3 that is remote from the collar 2, and that urges the high barrier film 3 toward the collar 2, with the high barrier film 3 being arranged between the collar 2 of the hollow pipe 1 and the pressing element 5. The apparatus is furthermore characterized in that an electric line runs in the hollow pipe 1 that leads from the one side of the high barrier film 3 to the other side and in that a sealant is present in the hollow pipe 1 for the vacuum-tight closing of the hollow pipe 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Publication number: 20180009156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of applying a film to a body. In this respect, a film is first applied to and positioned at a transfer mold and the body to be film coated is introduced into the transfer mold to which the film to be attached is applied or the transfer mold to which the film to be attached is applied is introduced into the body to be film coated so that the film is located between the body and the transfer mold. In the further course, a vacuum is applied in a region between the body and the film and/or an excess pressure is applied in a region between the transfer mold and the film so that the film moves from the transfer mold onto the body. A particularly simple method that is fast to be carried out is thereby provided for applying a film to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Publication number: 20170327297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body with at least one vacuum-tight casing and with at least one vacuum region which is surrounded by the casing, wherein the casing is provided with at least one opening, in particular with at least one evacuation port, for evacuating the vacuum region, and wherein in the vacuum insulation body at least one adsorbent material is disposed, which partly or entirely is arranged in the region of said opening, wherein around the opening and within the vacuum range at least one plate is arranged, which forms a wall of the space in which the adsorbent material is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jochen HIEMEYER, Michael FREITAG, Martin KERSTNER, Richard STOCKER
  • Publication number: 20170321956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body comprising a vacuum-tight casing which surrounds an evacuated region, wherein a core material is arranged in the evacuated region, wherein the casing includes an opening for filling the casing with the core material, which is covered by a vacuum-tight cover film, wherein the casing is folded inwards in the edge region protruding towards the opening, so that the opening is reduced in size, and subsequently again is folded outwards, wherein the region folded outwards and a region of the cover film are vacuum-tightly connected with each other all around.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Publication number: 20170321955
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a vacuum insulation body comprising a vacuum-tight covering that surrounds an evacuated region, wherein a core material is arranged in the evacuated region, wherein the covering has an outer region and an inner region at least partially surrounded by the outer region, wherein the inner region and the outer region are formed by a common film bag and wherein the inner region is formed by inverting the film bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Publication number: 20170131000
    Abstract: The invention relates to a temperature-controlled container (10) comprising a cooled or heated inner chamber (100) and a thermoelectric element (20), particularly a Peltier element (20), arranged such that said inner chamber (100) is cooled or heated by means of the thermoelectric element (20). In order to control the temperature of the inner chamber (100), a plurality of thermoelectric elements (20) are provided which are arranged to be spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Martin Kerstner, Michael Freitag
  • Publication number: 20170131001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoelectrically cooled or heated container, in particular a refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit, having at least one cooled or heated inner space and having at least one thermoelectric element, in particular having at least one Peltier element, for generating cold or heat in the inner space, wherein the thermoelectric element is arranged between two thermoconductive solid bodies of which one or both have an increasing cross-sectional area as the spacing from the thermoelectric element increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicants: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen HIEMEYER, Martin KERSTNER, Michael FREITAG
  • Publication number: 20170122627
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum damping element (1) with a casing (2) which defines a vacuum region. A thermoelectric element (3), in particular a Peltier element (3), is arranged within the vacuum region in order to generate a temperature difference between two regions (5) provided on the outside of the casing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Michael Freitag, Jochen Hiemeyer
  • Publication number: 20170122628
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermally insulated receptacle, preferably a refrigeration and/or a freezing appliance, comprising at least one temperature-controlled, preferably chilled interior and at least one thermoelectric element (20), especially at least one Peltier element (20), for controlling the temperature in the interior, preferably for generating cold in the chilled interior; further comprising at least one solid (10, 12) which is disposed in such a way that heat is conducted to the thermoelectric element (20), especially heat is dissipated from the chilled interior to the thermoelectric element (20) and/or heat is dissipated from the thermoelectric element (20) by having the solid (10, 12) conduct heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner