Patents by Inventor Peter Gysi

Peter Gysi 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: 9764374
    Abstract: In the area of manufacturing covers with tear-open foils, the cover blanks, or covers are always secured against an undesired take-off from the transport means during the transport and the processing. This allows a very high manufacturing cadence equally for light covers and particularly for aluminium covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Peter Taiana, Rene Raas
  • Publication number: 20140147231
    Abstract: In the area of manufacturing covers with tear-open foils, the cover blanks, or covers are always secured against an undesired take-off from the transport means during the transport and the processing. This allows a very high manufacturing cadence equally for light covers and particularly for aluminium covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Peter Taiana, Rene Raas
  • Patent number: 8641349
    Abstract: In the area of manufacturing covers with tear-open foils, the cover blanks, or covers are always secured against an undesired take-off from the transport means during the transport and the processing. This allows a very high manufacturing cadence equally for light covers and particularly for aluminium covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Peter Taiana, Rene Raas
  • Publication number: 20120308337
    Abstract: In the area of manufacturing covers with tear-open foils, the cover blanks, or covers are always secured against an undesired take-off from the transport means during the transport and the processing. This allows a very high manufacturing cadence equally for light covers and particularly for aluminium covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SOUDRONIC AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Peter Taiana, Rene Raas
  • Patent number: 7975362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing device for covers (20), wherein processing stations are embodied as individual processing stations (47) provided with, respectively, one tool for one cover. Several of said stations work in parallel for the simultaneous processing of several covers. If need be, stations can also be used wherein several tools form groups which are functionally separate from each other. As a result, the processing precision and production speed of the objects can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Soundronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Patent number: 7810377
    Abstract: In a linear transport device (30) for tear-off lids (20), the latter are tested for the impermeability of the seal and the foil in a test device (9) that is integrated into the linear transport device. The lid is fixed between a pressure chamber (43) and a measuring chamber (47, 48, 49) in an airtight manner and a test pressure is applied to the lid from the underside. An air-permeable support (47) in the measuring chamber exerts pressure on the upper face of the lid and any increase in air pressure in the measuring chamber caused by a degree of permeability is detected and evaluated by a sensor (55). A burst test can be carried out in the same test device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Patent number: 7779985
    Abstract: The invention relates to a linear conveyor device (30) for objects (20), whereby the objects are taken by drive tongues (40), arranged on circulating toothed belts (31, 32). The objects are secured against lifting off the conveyor device, particularly mechanically, by a cover strip (50). Light objects can thus also be conveyed at high rate in intermittent operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Gysi
  • Publication number: 20100183406
    Abstract: During the manufacturing of tear-open lids out of lid rings with a tear-open foil sealed on it, the tear-open foil having a tear-open tab, the tear-open tab is fixed by means of an adhesive surface which is applied onto the tape before stamping out the tear-open foil out of a band of this material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Publication number: 20100035739
    Abstract: In the area of manufacturing covers with tear-open foils, the cover blanks, or covers are always secured against an undesired take-off from the transport means during the transport and the processing. This allows a very high manufacturing cadence equally for light covers and particularly for aluminium covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Peter Taiana, Rene Raas
  • Publication number: 20090200302
    Abstract: Foil blanks are used in the packaging industry in the form of covering for metal lid rings. The invention relates to a method and processing machine for adhering a foil blank onto a lid ring comprising a first partial adhering step and a second completing adhering step, and the lid rings so formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Publication number: 20090044601
    Abstract: In a linear transport device (30) for tear-off lids (20), the latter are tested for the impermeability of the seal and the foil in a test device (9) that is integrated into the linear transport device. The lid is fixed between a pressure chamber (43) and a measuring chamber (47, 48, 49) in an airtight manner and a test pressure is applied to the lid from the underside. An air-permeable support (47) in the measuring chamber exerts pressure on the upper face of the lid and any increase in air pressure in the measuring chamber caused by a degree of permeability is detected and evaluated by a sensor (55). A burst test can be carried out in the same test device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Publication number: 20080022632
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for taking heat images of heat sealed seams. Such seams are made in heat sealing stations and in particular when making covers or lids, respectively, for containers, being provided with a tear-off foil that closes the container up to the first use of its contents. For ascertaining the air-tightness of the heat sealed seam during manufacturing a heat image of the seam is taken while the seam is still hot. By evaluating the image it can be detected whether the temperature of the seam is within a range that assures a correct seam or has exceeded an upper or lower limit for the temperature which is indicative of a defective heat sealed seam. Defective objects can then be discarded based on the evaluation of the heat image. This test of the correctness of the heat sealing is much faster than a pressure differential test testing the actual air tightness of the seam and can thus be used in high speed manufacturing apparatus for covers or lids, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Publication number: 20070258803
    Abstract: The invention relates to a linear conveyor device (30) for objects (20), whereby the objects are taken by drive tongues (40), arranged on circulating toothed belts (31, 32). The objects are secured against lifting off the conveyor device, particularly mechanically, by a cover strip (50). Light objects can thus also be conveyed at high rate in intermittent operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventor: Peter Gysi
  • Publication number: 20070113985
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing device for covers (20), wherein processing stations are embodied as individual processing stations (47) provided with, respectively, one tool for one cover. Several of said stations work in parallel for the simultaneous processing of several covers. If need be, stations can also be used wherein several tools form groups which are functionally separate from each other. As a result, the processing precision and production speed of the objects can be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: ELPATRONIC AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Publication number: 20050103757
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of welded tubes is provided. The tube bodies are produced in a press or rounding apparatus and are fed to a welding machine, such as a laser or electron beam type welding machine. The tube is formed when the edges of the tube bodies are welded together. The method includes the transfer of the tube bodies from the press or rounding apparatus to the draw-in of the welding machine. One or more transfer modules, each having a separate drive, are used to convey the tube bodies. The one or more transfer modules, which are operated by a common control arrangement, are controlled so that the intermittently formed tube bodies are presented at the draw-in to the welding machine in as nearly continuous a sequence as possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Applicant: Elpatronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Gysi
  • Patent number: 6828523
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of welded tubes is provided. The tube bodies are produced in a press or rounding apparatus and are fed to a welding machine, such as a laser or electron beam type welding machine. The tube is formed when the edges of the tube bodies are welded together. The method includes the transfer of the tube bodies from the press or rounding apparatus to the draw-in of the welding machine. One or more transfers modules, each having a separate drive, are used to convey the tube bodies. The one or more transfer modules, which are operated by a common control arrangement, are controlled so that the intermittently formed tube bodies are presented at the draw-in to the welding machine in as nearly continuous a sequence as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Elpatronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Gysi
  • Patent number: 6750420
    Abstract: A tube welding machine (1) is of modular construction, the individual modules (2, 3, 4, 5) being arranged on a common support rail (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Elpatronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Gysi
  • Patent number: 6588648
    Abstract: During manufacture of certain hollow profiles suitable for use in car body construction the welded profiles are subjected to a further deformation process, namely hydroforming. At present the corresponding welding machines are charged manually. The invention relates to a method and a device for transferring hollow-profile blanks, characterized in that during transfer the positioned fusion faces of the blanks are pressed against each other at least in the area of the weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Elpatronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Gysi
  • Patent number: 6495792
    Abstract: For tube welding, use is made of a locator element intruding into the tube and running with the tube, to position the edges of the tube-round ahead of the welding point with its laser beam (4). The running locator element has a plurality of stops (8, 9, 10, 11) arranged on a driven revolving chain (7). Forming elements (15, 15′) act on the outside of the tube-round to position the edges. A precise edge-positioning for welding, in particular for tube welding, can thus be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Elpatronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Gysi
  • Patent number: 6417482
    Abstract: A number of tubes that are about to be welded, or have already been welded, are positioned on a table. The seam of each tube is welded by a laser welding unit. While one tube is being welded, it is possible to load the other positions of the table with tubes for welding and/or to unload tubes that have already been welded. This makes it possible to obtain optimum utilization of the laser welding unit. A sensor is used to detect the positioning of the welding edges and a tube is rotated if necessary to properly position the tube for welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Elpatronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Gysi