Patents by Inventor Patrik Zeiter

Patrik Zeiter 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: 20110156383
    Abstract: A connection piece (111) for a plug-in connection of a fluid-carrying system of lines for distributing drinking water within stories is formed without a supporting nipple. The connection piece (111) has in the region of an inner lateral surface of the first tubular part a first peripheral guiding surface (122) and a second peripheral guiding surface (117), arranged behind the first guiding surface (122) with respect to an insertion opening of the connection piece (111), for the second tubular part (160). A first axial extent of the first guiding surface (122) and a second axial extent of the second guiding surface (117) respectively make up each at least one sixth of an inside diameter of the first tubular part (112, 120). The connection piece (111) may form part of a fitting or a faucet and is suitable in particular for use with solid plastic pipes, for example of crosslinked polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: R. Nussbaum AG
    Inventors: Urs BOBST, Markus Graf, Andreas Naef, Patrik Zeiter, Thomas Wullschleger, Peter Schindler, Kurt Gysin
  • Publication number: 20090214380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a copper alloy, in particular for components which carry media or drinking water, in particular fittings, valves or compression joints and also an advantageous use of the copper alloy and components for lines carrying media or drinking water. It is an object of the present invention to provide a copper alloy which has good corrosion resistance, good castability and mechanical workability and also good mechanical properties and displays good migration values, particularly in respect of the migration of lead and nickel ions into drinking water. The copper alloy provided for this purpose by the present invention comprises from 2% by weight to 4.5% by weight of silicon, from 1 to 15% by weight of zinc and from 0.05% by weight to 2% by weight of manganese. Furthermore, from 0.05 to 0.4% by weight of aluminium and from 0.05 to 2% by weight of tin can optionally be present. As balance, the copper alloy contains copper and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicants: GEBR. KEMPER GMBH & CO. KG METALLWERKE, JRG GUNZENHAUSER AG, R. NUSSBAUM AG METALLGIESSEREI UND ARMATURENFABRIK, VIEGA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Katrin Müller, Patrik Zeiter, Frank Leistritz
  • Publication number: 20080118388
    Abstract: The use of a steel alloy for the production of fittings, particularly screw- or push-fit fitting, valves or compression joints as well as corresponding fittings, particularly screw- or push-fit fittings, valves or compression joints for fluid or drinking water ducting systems is described. Low-cost production of fittings, valves and compression joints at the same time with improved corrosion resistance is achieved by the use of a steel alloy, which beside iron has the following content of alloying constituents in weight percent: C?0.05%, 11%?Cr?25%, Ni<5%, Mn?2%, N?0.25%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Arens, Christian Rischen, Frank Kasperkowiak, Patrik Zeiter
  • Patent number: 6699566
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing cold formed shaped forms of packaging having at least one recess from a metal-plastic laminate. Examples of such shaped forms of packaging are the base parts of push-through packs or blister packs. The process is such that the laminate is held between a retaining tool and a die. The die 1 exhibits at least one opening and a stamp is driven into the die opening causing the laminate to be shape-formed into a packaging, correspondingly exhibiting one or more recesses. The die and the retaining tool exhibit facing edge regions and the die, within the edge region, exhibits a shoulder region that surrounds the die opening or openings. The surface of the shoulder region lies 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Heinz Oster
  • Publication number: 20030003250
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing cold formed shaped forms of packaging having at least one recess from a metal-plastic laminate 20. Examples of such shaped forms of packaging are the base parts of push-through packs or blister packs. The process is such that the laminate 20 is held between a retaining tool 5 and a die 1. The die 1 exhibits at least one opening 8 and a stamp 6 is driven into the die opening 8 causing the laminate to be shape-formed into a packaging, correspondingly exhibiting one or more recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: PATRIK ZEITER, HEINZ OSTER
  • Patent number: 6494491
    Abstract: An item with a surface area creating an optical effect is such that the surface area with the optical effect exhibits at least two images (12, 14) separated a distance (d) from each other by means of a transparent layer of material (10). The distance (d) between the images 12, 14) and the distance (a) between two neighboring elements (16) forming the images (12, 14) are adjusted with respect to each other such that on altering the viewing angle (&agr;) the perceived overall image formed by the overlapping of the images (12, 14) is altered. A preferred application for the item lies in forms of packaging, packaging material, an aid to packaging, bonds or entry tickets with forgery-proof surface area and/or surface areas that have to meet high demands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Markus Lüthi, Wolfgang Lohwasser
  • Patent number: 6430984
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing cold formed shaped packaging having at least one recess made from a metal-plastic laminate 20. Examples of such shaped forms of packaging are the base parts of push-through packs or blister packs. The process is such that the laminate 20 is held between a retaining tool 5 and a die 1. The die 1 exhibits at least one opening 8 and a stamping tool 6 is driven into the die opening 8 causing the laminate to be shape-formed into the said packaging and, correspondingly, exhibiting one or more recesses. The die 1 and the retaining tool 5 exhibit facing edge regions 11,12, and within the edge region 11 the die 1 exhibits a shoulder region 13 that surrounds the die opening 8 or openings 8. The surface of the shoulder region 13 lies 0.01 to 10 mm lower than the surface of the edge region 11 of the die 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Heinz Oster
  • Patent number: 6380549
    Abstract: In order to detect pin-holes or tears in a foil (16), during deformation of the foil (16), the transmission of light through the foil is measured continuously by means of at least one light source (22) situated on one side of the foil (16) and at least one of the light sensors (24) on the other side of the foil (16). The light source (22) is integrated in a shaping-punch (14) and the light sensors (24) are situated in a die (12) which is employed along with the punch (14). The pin-hole detector (10) enables pin-holes or tears formed during the deformation of the foil to be detected on-line in a single shaping step closely resembling actual working practice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management, Ltd.
    Inventors: Heinz Oster, Patrik Zeiter
  • Publication number: 20010022103
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing cold formed shaped packaging having at least one recess made from a metal-plastic laminate 20. Examples of such shaped forms of packaging are the base parts of push-through packs or blister packs. The process is such that the laminate 20 is held between a retaining tool 5 and a die 1. The die 1 exhibits at least one opening 8 and a stamping tool 6 is driven into the die opening 8 causing the laminate to be shape-formed into the said packaging and, correspondingly, exhibiting one or more recesses. The die 1 and the retaining tool 5 exhibit facing edge regions 11, 12, and within the edge region 11 the die 1 exhibits a shoulder region 13 that surrounds the die opening 8 or openings 8. The surface of the shoulder region 13 lies 0.01 to 10 mm lower than the surface of the edge region 11 of the die 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Publication date: September 20, 2001
    Applicant: ALUSUISSE TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT LTD.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Heinz Oster
  • Patent number: 6277496
    Abstract: A form of packaging or packaging aid having integral guarantee of original pack and/or first-time opening containing a substrate with a surface that reflects visible light. The reflective surface is made of metal or is a metallic reflective surface. One or more single ceramic layers are provided on the reflecting surface. The ceramic layers are made of a compound having the formula SiOx, where x represents a number from 1.5 to 2.0, each ceramic layer has a thickness of 50 to 2000 nm. The ceramic layer is directly, nonreleasably affixed to the substrate or to the reflective surface of the substrate. On the ceramic layers, a reflecting layer which is semipermeable to visible light is provided. The reflective layer is made of metal and has a thickness of 0.2 to 60 nm, and is such that light striking the coated substrate is reflected and seen as different colors depending on the direction or angle at which it is viewed by an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management Ltd
    Inventors: Wolfgang Lohwasser, Patrik Zeiter
  • Patent number: 6270869
    Abstract: Cold-formable laminate film, for example, for manufacturing push-through or blister packs or the base parts and for forms of packaging or shaped parts for packaging medical instruments and applicators, containing a barrier layer that is impermeable to water vapor and gases and a plastic layer on both sides of the barrier layer. The laminate film exhibits a layered structure containing in the following order: (a) a plastic layer in the form of a film of the following type, namely, polychloride, polyester, polypropylene, cycloolefin-copolymer or a cast film of polyvinyl-chloride or polypropylene; (b) a metal foil such as an aluminium foil; and (c) an oriented polyamide film having a thickness of 25 to 2 &mgr;m. The free sides of the first and/or the second plastic film may feature a sealing layer or the first and/or the second plastic films may be sealable. The laminate films may, for example, be processed into forms of packaging by a deepening process such as stretch drawing, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Erwin Pasbrig, Hans Peter Breitler
  • Patent number: 6269671
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing cold formed shaped packaging having at least one recess made from a metal-plastic laminate 20. Examples of such shaped forms of packaging are the base parts of push-through packs or blister packs. The process is such that the laminate 20 is held between a retaining tool 5 and a die 1. The die 1 exhibits at least one opening 8 and a stamping tool 6 is driven into the die opening 8 causing the laminate to be shape-formed into the said packaging and, correspondingly, exhibiting one or more recesses. The die 1 and the retaining tool 5 exhibit facing edge regions 11,12, and within the edge region 11 the die 1 exhibits a shoulder region 13 that surrounds the die opening 8 or openings 8. The surface of the shoulder region 13 lies 0.01 to 10 mm lower than the surface of the edge region 11 of the die 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Heinz Oster
  • Patent number: 6135755
    Abstract: Apparatus for manufacturing cold formed shaped forms of packaging having at least one recess from a metal-plastic laminate. Examples of such shaped forms of packaging are the base parts of push-through packs or blister packs. The apparatus is such that the laminate is held between a retaining tool and a die. The die exhibits at least one opening and a stamp is driven into the die opening causing the laminate to be shape-formed into a packaging, correspondingly exhibiting one or more recesses. The die and the retaining tool exhibit facing edge regions and the die, within the edge region, exhibits a shoulder region that surrounds the die opening or openings. The surface of the shoulder region lies 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Heinz Oster
  • Patent number: 5879612
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing cold formed shaped forms of packaging having at least one recess from a metal-plastic laminate. Examples of such shaped forms of packaging are the base parts of push-through packs or blister packs. The process is such that the laminate is held between a retaining tool and a die. The die exhibits at least one opening and a stamp is driven into the die opening causing the laminate to be shape-formed into a packaging, correspondingly exhibiting one or more recesses. The die and the retaining tool exhibit facing edge regions and the die, within the edge region, exhibits a shoulder region that surrounds the die opening or openings. The surface of the shoulder region lies 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Heinz Oster
  • Patent number: 5871831
    Abstract: Packaging for medicaments such as blister packs contain a plurality of recesses which hold contents. A lidding foil closes off the packaging and protects the contents. The contents such as tablets are pushed through the lidding foil whereupon the lidding foil breaks. The lidding foil features at least one conductive strip and the medicament packaging can be connected to a computer. On pushing the contents through the lidding foil, the lidding foil breaks and the computer recognizes the impulse emitted as a result of this action. The conductive strips contain, as current carrying fraction, an SnO.sub.2 /SbO.sub.3 hydroxide mixture on a mica substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Markus Luthi, Keizo Matsuo
  • Patent number: 5664454
    Abstract: Device for manufacturing cold-formed shaped forms of packaging out of a metal-plastic laminate where the said device contains a die with at least one die opening, in the die opening a stamp which may be driven by the die, and a retaining tool as a clamping facility that holds the laminate securely between the die and the clamping facility. The die and the retaining tool feature a facing edge region and the die, within the edge region, a shoulder region that surrounds the die opening, and the surface of the shoulder region lies 0.01 to 10 mm lower than the surface of the edge region of the die. Parts or in particular the whole of the shoulder region may be covered with a surface layer of low friction characteristics. The metal-plastic laminate is held clamped between the edge of the die and the edge of the retaining tool, and the stamp draws and stretches the part of the laminate in the region of the shoulder over the shoulder into the die opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Heinz Oster, Monique Roulin