Patents by Inventor Martin Ruge

Martin Ruge 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: 10358299
    Abstract: A loading device (10) for continuously loading receiving units (4.1-4.8) with transport goods (T), wherein the loading device (10) comprises a plurality of receiving units (4.1-4.8), a conveyor device (2), in which the receiving units (4.1-4.8) can be conveyed, a supply device (3) for supplying transport goods (T) and a transfer device (1), which is designed to acquire the transport goods (T) from the supply device (3), as well as to convey and transfer the transport goods to the receiving units (4.1-4.8), wherein the transfer device (1) and the receiving units (4.1-4.8) can be moved in the same direction during the transfer of the transport goods (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FERAG AG
    Inventors: Martin Ruge, Markus Felix
  • Publication number: 20180208407
    Abstract: The invention proposes a loading device (10) for continuously loading receiving units (4.1-4.8) with transport goods (T), wherein the loading device (10) comprises a plurality of receiving units (4.1-4.8), a conveyor device (2), in which the receiving units (4.1-4.8) can be conveyed, a supply device (3) for supplying transport goods (T) and a transfer device (1), which is designed to acquire the transport goods (T) from the supply device (3), as well as to convey and transfer the transport goods to the receiving units (4.1-4.8), wherein the transfer device (1) and the receiving units (4.1-4.8) can be moved in the same direction during the transfer of the transport goods (T).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: FERAG AG
    Inventors: Martin RUGE, Markus FELIX
  • Patent number: 9886811
    Abstract: The invention relates to a warehousing installation (1) for a plurality of roller packaging units embodied as a rollable body, which comprises at least one storage device (20) for storing several rolling packaging units, a single storage device (30) for receiving a rolling packaging unit and for guiding said roller packing unit into the storage device, a rolling out device (40, 40?, 40?) for rolling away a rolling packaging unit stored in the storage device as a rolling away rolling packaging unit and a control device (50) for controlling the rolling out device (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventors: Martin Ruge, Markus Felix
  • Publication number: 20180034320
    Abstract: A rolling body (10a) for temporarily accommodating goods or products for purposes of storage and/or transport includes a shell (11) that encloses an inner space (12). A usable volume (13) for accommodating the goods is provided in the inner space (12). An autonomous mode of functioning is made possible in that an energy store (14) and an energy consumer (15) are additionally situated in the inner space (12), and the energy store (14) is connectable to the energy consumer (15) in order to deliver energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: WRH WALTER REIST HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Martin RUGE, Markus FELIX
  • Patent number: 9494128
    Abstract: A plant for extracting electric energy from water power. The plant has an energy extraction module designed as an assembly unit, and includes a drive arrangement, with a multiplicity of flow-impinged components, which can be driven in a circulating direction by water power, two spaced-apart deflection elements around which the drive arrangement is guided in a circulating manner, an electric power generator for extracting electric energy from the circulating drive arrangement, a water conveying duct for forming water receiving compartments interacting with the flow-impinged components, and also a module frame, to which are connected the drive arrangement, the deflection elements, the electric power generator and the water conveying duct. The module frame includes an interface via which the energy extraction module is connected to a sub-structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: WRH WALTER REIST HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Felix Widmer, Martin Ruge, Markus Felix
  • Publication number: 20160176571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging body (13, 131, 132) having an outer shape which can roll. Said packaging body (13, 131, 132) comprises a chamber for the content or a cavity, the shape of which is adapted or can be adapted to the shape of the contents of the packaging (11) which are to be received in the packaging body (13, 131, 132). Said claimed packaging body (13, 131, 132) enables a packaging unit (10), which is easy to transport by rolling, to be produced in a particularly simple manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventor: Martin RUGE
  • Publication number: 20160122127
    Abstract: The invention relates to a warehousing installation (1) for a plurality of roller packaging units embodied as a rollable body, which comprises at least one storage device (20) for storing several rolling packaging units, a single storage device (30) for receiving a rolling packaging unit and for guiding said roller packing unit into the storage device, a rolling out device (40, 40?, 40?) for rolling away a rolling packaging unit stored in the storage device as a rolling away rolling packaging unit and a control device (50) for controlling the rolling out device (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventors: Martin RUGE, Markus Felix
  • Publication number: 20160114956
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rollable transport container (1) comprising an outer shell (2) that can roll on a support, and an inner holder (3) for holding goods to be transported (5). Bearing means (4) are configured to allow the inner holder (3) to be rotatably arranged in the outer shell (2). The bearing means (4) are only in a central and/or lower region of the rollable transport body (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventors: Markus FELIX, Martin RUGE
  • Publication number: 20160114934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport holder (1) for an object to be transported (7). Said transport holder comprises a roller body (2) having an annular-shaped roller surface for rolling the roller body (2) on a base, and retaining means (31 . . . 36, 41 . . . 46) for maintaining the object to be transported (7) in the roller body (2) in such a manner that the roller body (2) surrounds the object to be transported (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventor: Martin RUGE
  • Publication number: 20160090226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transportable packaging unit (10), having a packaging content (11), a covering (12) surrounding the packaging content (11) and connecting means (15a-d) connecting the packaging content (11) and the covering (12). The covering (12) has an outer shape which can roll. A packaging unit which is particularly simple and flexible to use is achieved such that the connecting means (15a-d) fix the content of the packaging (11) in the covering (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventor: Martin RUGE
  • Patent number: 9186882
    Abstract: A device and method for producing complex multipart collections (K1) of printed products includes at least two partial collections (T1, T2, T3) of precursors. The device comprises a collating device (6) having a conveyor track (41) on which a plurality of receptacle units (50) circulate in a closed circuit for receiving collated precursors, and on which a plurality of feeder apparatuses (101-112) are disposed in at least one collating region (11, 12), from which precursors are dispensed into the receptacle units (50) moving past on the conveyor track. A transfer apparatus (30) is disposed in at least one location of the conveyor track (42), transferring collated first partial collections (T1) from the receptacle units (50) for further processing, and a collator (31, 32) is disposed in at least one further location of the conveyor track (41, 43), collating further collated partial collections (T3, T4) from the receptacle units (50) into collections (K1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventors: Markus Felix, Martin Ruge
  • Patent number: 9162823
    Abstract: A conveying system includes rolling bodies each with a rolling element cage and rolling elements. The rolling elements are arranged in recesses of the rolling element cage and for the rolling in a guide channel. In each case two or three or more rolling elements form a roller set, and the rolling elements of a roller set roll on one another as well as on the guide channel, and at least one roller set is present per rolling body. The conveying system includes at least two guide channels which run at an essentially constant distance to one another and together form a guide path; and at least two rolling bodies are connected to one other by way of a connection element, into a conveying element, and the conveying element with its at least two rolling bodies is movable in at least two guide channels along the guide path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventors: Martin Ruge, Markus Felix
  • Publication number: 20150211476
    Abstract: A plant for extracting electric energy from water power. The plant has an energy extraction module designed as an assembly unit, and includes a drive arrangement, with a multiplicity of flow-impinged components, which can be driven in a circulating direction by water power, two spaced-apart deflection elements around which the drive arrangement is guided in a circulating manner, an electric power generator for extracting electric energy from the circulating drive arrangement, a water conveying duct for forming water receiving compartments interacting with the flow-impinged components, and also a module frame, to which are connected the drive arrangement, the deflection elements, the electric power generator and the water conveying duct. The module frame includes an interface via which the energy extraction module is connected to a sub-structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Felix Widmer, Martin Ruge, Markus Felix
  • Publication number: 20130248326
    Abstract: A conveying system includes rolling bodies each with a rolling element cage and rolling elements. The rolling elements are arranged in recesses of the rolling element cage and for the rolling in a guide channel. In each case two or three or more rolling elements form a roller set, and the rolling elements of a roller set roll on one another as well as on the guide channel, and at least one roller set is present per rolling body. The conveying system includes at least two guide channels which run at an essentially constant distance to one another and together form a guide path; and at least two rolling bodies are connected to one other by way of a connection element, into a conveying element, and the conveying element with its at least two rolling bodies is movable in at least two guide channels along the guide path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: FERAG AG
    Inventors: Martin Ruge, Markus Felix
  • Publication number: 20130209151
    Abstract: A device and method for producing complex multipart collections (K1) of printed products includes at least two partial collections (T1, T2, T3) of precursors. The device comprises a collating device (6) having a conveyor track (41) on which a plurality of receptacle units (50) circulate in a closed circuit for receiving collated precursors, and on which a plurality of feeder apparatuses (101-112) are disposed in at least one collating region (11, 12), from which precursors are dispensed into the receptacle units (50) moving past on the conveyor track. A transfer apparatus (30) is disposed in at least one location of the conveyor track (42), transferring collated first partial collections (T1) from the receptacle units (50) for further processing, and a collator (31, 32) is disposed in at least one further location of the conveyor track (41, 43), collating further collated partial collections (T3, T4) from the receptacle units (50) into collections (K1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Markus Felix, Martin Ruge
  • Patent number: 8272503
    Abstract: A support device for the support of conveyed objects includes a roller body with a series of rollers, which run along a path and support the conveyed objects in a support region. The rollers roll in the support region on a support surface. Thereby, the following steps are carried out: relieving the rollers on entering into a part region of the support region; aligning the relieved rollers; renewed loading of the rollers on leaving the part region of the support device. For this, at least one recess of the support surface is present in the support region, wherein a roller which is located in the region of the recess, may be moved into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventor: Martin Ruge
  • Patent number: 8162133
    Abstract: A support device for conveying heavy loads includes a support body and a roller body which revolves around the support body, wherein the roller body includes a series of support rollers and distancing rollers, the distancing rollers have a smaller diameter than the support rollers, and the distancing rollers in each case space consecutive support rollers from one another, and the support device is provided for supporting a load which moves along a support region, and the roller body at least in the support region is covered in its whole width by a belt, and thus in the support region, the support rollers roll on the support body and on the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: WRH Walter Reist Holding AG
    Inventor: Martin Ruge
  • Publication number: 20110042187
    Abstract: A support device for conveying heavy loads includes a support body and a roller body which revolves around the support body, wherein the roller body includes a series of support rollers and distancing rollers, the distancing rollers have a smaller diameter than the support rollers, and the distancing rollers in each case space consecutive support rollers from one another, and the support device is provided for supporting a load which moves along a support region, and the roller body at least in the support region is covered in its whole width by a belt, and thus in the support region, the support rollers roll on the support body and on the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: WRH WALTER REIST HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Martin Ruge
  • Publication number: 20110042183
    Abstract: A support device for the support of conveyed objects, includes a roller body with a series of rollers, which run along a path and support the conveyed objects in a support region. The rollers roll in the support region on a support surface. Thereby, the following steps are carried out: relieving the rollers on entering into a part region of the support region; aligning the relieved rollers; renewed loading of the rollers on leaving the part region of the support device. For this, at least one recess of the support surface is present in the support region, wherein a roller which is located in the region of the recess, may be moved into the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: WRH WALTER REIST HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Martin Ruge
  • Patent number: 7799454
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack is disclosed having a number of stacked fuel cells, each having in series an anode-facing end plate, an anode, an ion-exchanging layer, a cathode and a cathode-facing end plate. The stack includes at least one conductive and flexible intermediate layer between elements of the stack. The intermediate layer is deformable implemented in terms of its thickness. The intermediate layer abuts and interacts, in a fluid-tight manner, with the end plates. The intermediate layer is further disposed between at least one of the anode-facing end plate and the cathode-facing end plate of adjacent fuel cells, an end plate of a stack and a cooling plate attached to said end plate and an end plate of the stack and a cathode-facing end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Paul Scherrer Institut
    Inventors: Felix Buechi, Daniel Schmid, Martin Ruge