Patents by Inventor Matthias Becker

Matthias Becker 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: 20080213590
    Abstract: The invention relates to supports consisting of nanoscalar polymer fibres, polymer tubes or hollow fibres for the application and targeted and/or delayed release of ingredients, in particular, agricultural active ingredients. The invention also relates to a method and a device for the production of supports of this type in a charged or empty state. The method and device use electrospinning technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Andreas Greiner, Hans E. Hummel, Joachim H. Wendorff, Matthias Becker, Ronald Dersch
  • Publication number: 20080154461
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system are disclosed for allowing prescribed components in the system to be started with minimal delay, wherein a multimedia system for a motor vehicle, which comprises a control unit and a plurality of prescribed components that can be selected and started by a user. The operating programs that are associated with at least one first component are provided with a greater proportion of the total available computational resources required for their execution. As a result, it becomes possible to use the at least one first component quite soon after the start-up phase of the system has begun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Matthias Becker, Thomas Gohring, Karl-Heinz Knobl, Bernd Weymann
  • Patent number: 7353676
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) and a method serve for precision rolling of a surface area (2) of a rotationally symmetrical component (3), especially a screw. The apparatus (1) includes at least two spaced apart rolling tools (4, 5), a measuring unit (9) for determining an actual blank diameter of the component (3), an evaluating unit (10) for comparing the determined actual blank diameter of the component (3) with a predetermined blank diameter and for determining an adjustment value from the result of the comparison, and a control unit (11) for adjusting a distance between the at least two rolling tools (4, 5) in response to the adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: KAMAX-Werke Rudolf Kellermann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunther Hartmann, Wolfgang Sommer, Mario Braun, Matthias Becker
  • Publication number: 20060180110
    Abstract: A hydraulic lash adjuster (1) for a valve train (16) of an internal combustion engine, said hydraulic lash adjuster (1) comprising a hollow cylindrical housing (2) and a pressure piston (3) that are axially inter-inserted for axial displacement relative to each other, a bottom (4) of the pressure piston (3) comprising a central passage (5) for hydraulic medium from a reservoir (6) enclosed by the pressure piston (3) into a high pressure chamber (8) situated between the bottom (4) of the pressure piston (3) and an opposing bottom (7) of the housing (2), said passage (5) comprising, on an end (9) oriented toward the high pressure chamber (8), a one-way valve (10) that opens toward the high pressure chamber (8), wherein a flexible disk-shaped body (11), that is capable of floating on the hydraulic medium, extends within the reservoir (6). In this way, a “break-through” of air from the reservoir (6) into the high pressure chamber (8) is avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Henning Karbstein, Matthias Becker
  • Publication number: 20060107717
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) and a method serve for precision rolling of a surface area (2) of a rotationally symmetrical component (3), especially a screw. The apparatus (1) includes at least two spaced apart rolling tools (4, 5), a measuring unit (9) for determining an actual blank diameter of the component (3), an evaluating unit (10) for comparing the determined actual blank diameter of the component (3) with a predetermined blank diameter and for determining an adjustment value from the result of the comparison, and a control unit (11) for adjusting a distance between the at least two rolling tools (4, 5) in response to the adjustment value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Gunther Hartmann, Wolfgang Sommer, Mario Braun, Matthias Becker
  • Publication number: 20050235934
    Abstract: A variable mechanical valve timing mechanism for adjusting the stroke of gas exchange valves in a reciprocating-piston internal combustion engine, having a plurality of cams (5) which are fastened to a camshaft (4), having a plurality of gas exchange valves (1) and valve actuating elements (2), having adjusting units which have a plurality of adjusting elements (7) which are fastened to at least one rotatable adjusting shaft (6), having transmission apparatuses which comprise transmission elements (8), the transmission elements (8) being operatively connected to the cams (5), to the valve actuating elements (2) and to the adjusting elements (7) directly or with the interconnection of transmission members (adjusting rollers, cam rollers), and having at least one adjusting device on the rotatable adjusting shaft (6), the adjusting shaft/shafts (6) and adjusting elements (7) being configured and arranged in such a way and/or the number and position of the adjusting devices (adjusting levers 10) being selected in
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Matthias Becker, Frank Himsel
  • Patent number: 6082330
    Abstract: A method for the cylinder-selective control of combustion processes in diesel engines. In this case, a measuring device with associated processing unit is used to detect the rotational crankshaft angle and to determine the instantaneous rotational crankshaft speed. A control device determines suitable parameters from the rotational crankshaft speed, which parameters permit a cylinder-selective equalizing or a defined unequalizing of the mean pressures in various operating ranges of the internal combustion engine, thereby minimizing the effects of component differences in the fuel feed system and the combustion system on the combustion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignees: Temic Telefunken Microelectronic GmbH, AFT Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Alberter, Matthias Becker, Christof Howold, Harald Krohm, Ralf Magiera
  • Patent number: 4946114
    Abstract: A yarn roll carrier tube and method of employing same to effect uniform compression of a yarn roll mounted on said tube is disclosed. The tube includes a central compressible portion, a contoured portion at one end, and an annular opening having a recessed stop portion at the other end. The tubes are sized such that the contoured portion may be inserted into and frictionally retained within the annular opening of a similar tube by a predetermined mount dictated by the position of said stop shoulder by the exertion of a compressive force exerted by one said tube against the other. Yarn rolls mounted on adjacent said tubes are partially compressed by the insertion of one tube into the other into said nested position, said insertion resulting in a preferential compression of the central portions of the yarn rolls. Subsequent compressive forces of a greater magnitude when exerted against the tubes result in axial foreshortening of the tubes and greater compression of the yarn rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventors: Josef Becker, Hubert Becker, Matthias Becker
  • Patent number: 4852332
    Abstract: Filamentary or thread textile material is wound onto lap creels (2), which are capable of being pushed, in a telescoping manner, one into the other to form stacks (3). Each stack (3) is covered with a film tube or hose (6) which is shrunk onto the stack for holding together the individually wound lap creels (2). Immediately prior to a treatment, several stacks (3) are formed into a column, which is compacted by an axially effective compression. The slackened tension of the film tube (6) is then re-established by renewed shrinkage thereof prior to or at the start of the treatment of the textile material. Film material capable of repeated shrinking, especially heat shrinking is used for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventors: Hubert Becker, Josef Becker, Matthias Becker
  • Patent number: 4729526
    Abstract: A sleeve type lap creel has two outer sleeve sections (1, 2) and an intermediate sleeve section (3) arranged in axial alignment with one another. The outer sections form substantially hollow cylinders. The intermediate section is formed by carrier ribs (8, 9) extending axially from each outer sleeve section toward the other sleeve section. The carrier ribs are circumferentially spaced so that the ribs of one outer sleeve section fit between the ribs of the other outer sleeve section. Initially, the ribs (8, 9) are fully extended and interconnected, for example axially or in the circumferential direction by frangible bridges (15). By pushing the outer sections toward each other the frangible bridges are broken and the ribs of one section move into the other section and vice versa. The ribs have projections (16) which fit into recesses (17) of the sleeve sections for arresting the ribs in the sleeve sections in a plurality of different positions, whereby the length of the lap creel is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Inventors: Josef Becker, Hubert Becker, Matthias Becker
  • Patent number: 4667895
    Abstract: Axially extending ribs (7,8) are evenly distributed around the circular circumference of a lap creel. Upper ribs (7) protrude radially outwardly from the outer surface of a shell (5) of the lap creel in an upper carrying portion (1). Lower ribs (8) protrude radially inwardly from the inner surface of the shell (5) in a lower carrying portion (2). The radius of the upper carrying portion (1) is smaller than the radius of the lower carrying portion (2). Radially outer limiting surfaces (9) of the upper ribs (7) have a smaller radius than the inner radius of the shell (5) in the lower carrying portion (2). The radially inner limiting surfaces (10) of the lower ribs (8) have a radius which is larger than the outer radius of the shell (5) in the upper carrying portion (1). The limiting surfaces (9) of the upper ribs (7) have a larger radius than the radius of the limiting surfaces (10) of the lower ribs (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventors: Josef Becker, Hubert Becker, Matthias Becker
  • Patent number: 4272037
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lap creel made of rod shaped carrying members (1) which form, together with ring shaped fixing elements (2-6) a circular cage. The carrying members (1) project radially outwardly across a portion of the fixing elements (2-6). A fixing element (2) arranged at one end of the lap creel, has inwardly opening grooves (10), the number of which corresponds to the number of carrying members (1). Through these means the appropriate end of the lap creel receives a free-space inner cross-section which corresponds to the outer cross-section of the opposite end of the lap creel. The outer surfaces (7) of the carrying members (1) form parts of a shell which is shaped so that an imaginary enveloping of the lap creel in the central region has a contraction (8). The lap creel thus receives a bi-conical shape; that is, a shape which occurs if two truncated cones at the smaller of the end face diameters are arranged end to end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Inventors: Josef Becker, Hubert Becker, Matthias Becker
  • Patent number: 4180219
    Abstract: A lap creel comprising rod shaped carrier elements is used, for example, in the textile industry for winding up textile threads or yarns. For this purpose the rod shaped carrier elements are held together by holding or fixing elements which together with the carrier elements form a circular cage from which the carrier elements protrude radially beyond the holding elements. A plurality of holding elements may be arranged along the lap creel. The individual rod shaped carrier elements have a tapering shape so that the lap creel itself has a conical shape with a largest diameter end and a smallest diameter end. At the largest diameter end the holding element encircles the carrier elements so that the latter face radially inwardly. At the smallest diameter end, the carrier element surrounds the holding element so that the carrier elements face radially outwardly in the form of ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Inventors: Josef Becker, Hubert Becker, Matthias Becker
  • Patent number: 4176811
    Abstract: A conical yarn carrier comprises yarn supporting surfaces in the form of longitudinal rods which are held together by securing rings to form a cage having a circular cross section. Radially extending openings and longitudinally extending slots or channels are provided between the rods. These slots or channels extend lengthwise between adjacent yarn carrier rods and approximately from the middle of the yarn carrier axially to its upper edge and overlap with said openings. The yarn carrier further comprises a ring element located on the carrier surface forming rod. The ring element is axially displaceable within certain limits and comprises radially inwardly extending projections guided in the slots or channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Inventors: Josef Becker, Hubert Becker, Matthias Becker