Patents by Inventor Martin Zipperer

Martin Zipperer 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: 11248315
    Abstract: A method for operating a spinning machine that has a plurality of adjacently arranged workstations and at least one trash conveying unit that transports trash accumulating at the workstations to at least one receiving unit includes discontinuously driving the trash conveying unit during operation of the spinning machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Adalbert Stephan, Martin Zipperer
  • Publication number: 20210054542
    Abstract: A method determines an electrical characteristic at a spinning machine or winder, wherein the electrical characteristic is one or both of electrical power and electrical energy consumption. The spinning machine or winder includes a plurality of adjacently arranged workstations that each include an electrical working element. A total electrical characteristic for the spinning machine or winder is measured with a central measuring unit. The workstations are subdivided into at least two production groups that operated independently of one another. A distribution key is defined and used to calculate the electrical characteristic specific to each of the production groups by allocating the total electrical characteristic to the production groups with the distribution key. The specific production group electrical characteristics are displayed at the spinning machine or winder and transmitted to a computer that is at a higher control level than the spinning machine or winder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger, Julian Reuthlinger
  • Publication number: 20200399793
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a semi-automatic or fully automatic cross-wound package-manufacturing spinning machine that has a plurality of identical, adjacently arranged, and at least partially autonomous workstations. Each of the workstations has a spinning device for manufacturing a thread and a winding device including a package holder for winding the thread onto a cross-wound package. Once an end of a lot being processed at one of the workstations has been reached, the workstation is stopped. A requirement that at least one manual service action must be carried out at the workstation before a lot change at the workstation is displayed at the workstation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Romeo Pohn, Adalbert Stephan, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger
  • Patent number: 10788809
    Abstract: A method is provided for the enabling of machine functions on a spinning-mill machine comprising multiple components. The method includes transfer of machine-specific data to an enabling device that is physically remote from the spinning-mill machine; evaluation of the machine-specific data through the enabling device; selection of enabling data through the enabling device depending on the machine-specific data; transfer of the enabling data to the spinning-mill machine; and enabling of specific machine functions depending on the enabling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gruber, Mario Maleck, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger
  • Patent number: 10724156
    Abstract: A spinning-mill machine and associated operational method includes a plurality of cross-winding devices arranged next to each other in a longitudinal direction along each machine side of the spinning-mill machine, wherein each cross-winding device is configured to wind yarn onto a sleeve. The cross-winding devices are arranged into a multiple number of sections along each of the machine sides. A sleeve transport device is arranged along the cross-winding devices on each machine side to supply empty sleeves to cross-winding devices. A plurality of sleeve stacks are configured to stockpile the empty sleeves. A plurality of sleeve storage devices are arranged along each machine side for distributed intermediate storage of the empty sleeves, wherein each cross-winding device is allocated with a single sleeve storage device, or the plurality of the cross-winding devices in each of the sections are allocated to a single one of the sleeve storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MASCHINNENFABRIK RIETER AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Patent number: 10718071
    Abstract: A spinning-mill machine includes a plurality of cross-winding devices arranged next to each other and in sections in a longitudinal direction along opposite machine sides of the spinning-mill machine, each cross-winding device configured to wind yarn onto a sleeve. A plurality of sleeve stacks are arranged with each machine side and are configured to stockpile empty sleeves. A plurality of sleeve transport devices are configured alongside the cross-winding devices of the machine side, wherein each of the sleeve stacks has one of the sleeve transport devices operationally associated therewith to deliver the sleeves from the sleeve stack to the cross-winding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MASCHINENFABRIK RIETER AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Publication number: 20200123681
    Abstract: In a method for operating a spinning machine comprising a plurality of adjacently arranged workstations (1) and at least one trash conveying unit (3), the trash conveying unit (3) transports the trash accumulating at several of the workstations (1) to at least one receiving unit (7). The trash conveying unit (3) is discontinuously driven. A spinning machine comprising a plurality of adjacently arranged workstations (1) and at least one trash conveying unit (3) as well as at least one receiving unit (7) for trash transported by the trash conveying unit (3) comprises at least one drive (5) and at least one control system (2), which are designed for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Adalbert Stephan, Martin Zipperer
  • Publication number: 20180274133
    Abstract: The spinning-mill machine features a multiple number of cross-winding devices (4) arranged next to each other and on two machine sides located in the longitudinal direction of the spinning-mill machine (1), each of which is provided for winding yarn on sleeves, whereas the cross-winding devices (4) are collected into a multiple number of sections (5.1 to 5.5). Multiple sleeve stacks (7.1 to 7.4) are used for the stockpiling of empty sleeves. A sleeve transport device (6.1 to 6.4) arranged along the cross-winding devices (4) is used to supply the cross-winding devices (4) with empty sleeves from the sleeve stack (7.1 to 7.4), Multiple sleeve stacks (7.1 to 7.4) are arranged on each machine side, and each sleeve stack (7.1 to 7.4) is allocated with its own stationary sleeve transport device (6.1 to 6.4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Publication number: 20180258560
    Abstract: A spinning-mill machine and associated operational method includes a plurality of cross-winding devices arranged next to each other in a longitudinal direction along each machine side of the spinning-mill machine, wherein each cross-winding device is configured to wind yarn onto a sleeve. The cross-winding devices are arranged into a multiple number of sections along each of the machine sides. A sleeve transport device is arranged along the cross-winding devices on each machine side to supply empty sleeves to cross-winding devices. A plurality of sleeve stacks are configured to stockpile the empty sleeves. A plurality of sleeve storage devices are arranged along each machine side for distributed intermediate storage of the empty sleeves, wherein each cross-winding device is allocated with a single sleeve storage device, or the plurality of the cross-winding devices in each of the sections are allocated to a single one of the sleeve storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Patent number: 9651065
    Abstract: A mechanical system has a component, which is movable under friction. An oscillating micromotion (dither) is impressed upon the component, which, if necessary, is added to a non-oscillating base motion of the component. It is provided that the micromotion (without the base motion that is additional, if necessary) is faster within a period of the oscillation in the one direction and is of shorter duration than in the opposite direction (asymmetrical dither).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Zipperer, Winfried Moser, Klaus-Peter Schnelle, Steffen Schumacher, Lothar Krauter, Rene Deponte, Christof Ott
  • Publication number: 20160299490
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the enabling of machine functions on a spinning-mill machine (1) comprising multiple components, featuring the following steps: Transfer of machine-specific data to an enabling device (4) physically remote from the spinning-mill machine (1), Evaluation of the machine-specific data through the enabling device (4) Selection of release data through the enabling device (4) depending on the machine-specific data, Transfer of the enabling data to the spinning-mill machine (1), Enabling of specific machine functions depending on the enabling data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Gruber, Mario Maleck, Martin Zipperer, Franz Huettinger
  • Publication number: 20100286832
    Abstract: A mechanical system has a component, which is movable under friction. An oscillating micromotion (dither) is impressed upon the component, which, if necessary, is added to a non-oscillating base motion of the component. It is provided that the micromotion (without the base motion that is additional, if necessary) is faster within a period of the oscillation in the one direction and is of shorter duration than in the opposite direction (asymmetrical dither).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Zipperer, Winfried Moser, Klaus-Peter Schnelle, Steffen Schumacher, Lothar Krauter, Rene Deponte, Christof Ott
  • Patent number: 7113843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the maintenance of a plurality of processing stations (13) of a textile machine (10), whereby at least one first maintenance unit (14a-d) can travel alongside the processing stations (13) in order to service and/or control the processing stations (13). The maintenance unit (14a-d) may be moved into an optimized readiness position when none of the processing stations (13) needs to be serviced and/or controlled by the maintenance unit. Alternatively, the direction of travel in which the maintenance unit (14a-d) is to travel to the next processing station (13) in need of service is determined, whereby the direction of travel depends on the totality of processing stations in need of maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnermaschbau AG
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Erwald Lenk, Martin Zipperer
  • Patent number: 7010383
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the control of the travel movement of at least one service unit at a rotor-spinning machine, whereby the service unit services and/or controls an operating zone assigned to it containing a plurality of processing stations of the textile machine. The service unit is moved in the direction of its assigned operating zone when the detected position is located outside the assigned operating zone. In addition, the size of the operating zones is determined as a function of the workload of the service units and/or of the work efficiency of the service units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnermaschbau AG
    Inventor: Martin Zipperer
  • Patent number: 6907309
    Abstract: The invention relates to a textile machine with at least one first service unit capable of traveling along a guide rail alongside a plurality of processing stations of the textile machine, and with a control system for the control of the travel movement of the service unit. The control system can determine data on travel path delimitations, predetermined return points and/or obstacles available, and the control system controls the travel movement as a function of the data of the travel path delimitations, the predetermined return points and/or the obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnermaschau AG
    Inventor: Martin Zipperer
  • Patent number: 6761022
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus to monitor a yarn piecing joint on a spinning machine with a plurality of piecing stations to which a piecing robot equipped with a yarn piecing apparatus with adjustable yarn piecing speed can be presented, whereby each spinning station or the piecing robot is provided with a yarn monitoring apparatus to monitor the yarn quality. The piecing robot and the yarn monitoring apparatus of the spinning station are connected via a communication system through which the piecing parameters of the piecing robot are transmitted to the yarn monitoring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG
    Inventor: Martin Zipperer
  • Publication number: 20030056487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a textile machine with at least one first service unit (14a, 14b) capable of traveling along a guide rail alongside a plurality of processing stations of the textile machine, and with a control system (20a, 20b; 22) for the control of the travel movement of the service unit (14a, 14b). According to the invention the control system (20a, 20b; 22) can make data on travel path delimitations (18), predetermined return points and/or obstacles (14a-d) available, and the control system (20a, 20b; 22) controls the travel movement in function of the data of the travel path delimitations (18), the predetermined return points and/or the obstacles (14a-d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: RIETER INGOLSTADT SPINNEREIMASCHINENBAU AG
    Inventor: Martin Zipperer
  • Publication number: 20030056486
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the maintenance of a plurality of processing stations (13) of a textile machine (10), whereby at least one first maintenance unit (14a-d) can travel alongside the processing stations (13) in order to service and/or control the processing stations (13). According to the invention the maintenance unit (14a-d) is moved into an optimized readiness position when none of the processing stations (13) needs to be serviced and/or controlled by the maintenance unit. Alternatively, the direction of travel in which the maintenance unit (14a-d) is to travel to the next processing station (13) in need of service is determined, whereby the direction of travel depends on the totality of processing stations in need of maintenance. In addition it is ensured that the maintenance unit (14a-d) is able to perform an already previously performed maintenance task on a processing station (13) when routine maintenance is imminently expected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: RIETER INGOLSTADT SPINNEREIMASCHINENBAU AG
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Erwald Lenk, Martin Zipperer
  • Publication number: 20030036816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the control of the travel movement of at least one service unit (41a-14d) at a rotor-spinning machine (10), whereby the (at least one) service unit services and/or controls an operating zone (A, B, A′, B′) assigned to it containing a plurality of processing stations of the textile machine. According to the invention the service unit (14a, 14b) is moved in the direction of its assigned operating zone (A′, B′) when the detected position is located outside the assigned operating zone. In addition, the size of the operating zones (A, B) is determined in function of the workload of the service units (14a, 14b) and/or of the work efficiency of the service units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: RIETER INGOLSTADT SPINNEREIMASCHINENBAU AG
    Inventor: Martin Zipperer
  • Publication number: 20020073683
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus to monitor a yarn piecing joint on a spinning machine with a plurality of piecing stations (1) to which a piecing robot (2) equipped with a yarn piecing apparatus (13) with adjustable yarn piecing speed can be presented, whereby each spinning station (1) or the piecing robot (2) is provided with a yarn monitoring apparatus (6) to monitor the yarn quality. According to the invention the piecing robot (2) and the yarn monitoring apparatus (6) of the spinning station (1) are connected via a communication system through which the piecing parameters of the piecing robot (2) are transmitted to the yarn monitoring apparatus (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: Martin Zipperer