Patents by Inventor Rainer Schmitt

Rainer Schmitt 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: 20130001475
    Abstract: A material composition is formed with a carrier component and an additive component. The additive component has one or more ceramic additives. The carrier component and the additive component are present in a ratio by volume in the range from approximately 1:9 to approximately 7:3, preferably in the range from approximately 1:4 to approximately 2:1. More particularly, they are present in a ratio of approximately 1:1. The material composition may be formed as a foil or as a liquid, viscous, paste or gel material. The material composition may be used, inter alia, as oxidation protection and as a sealing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: MARTIN CHRIST, SANDRA KÖHLER, FLORIAN GOJNY, RAINER SCHMITT, OSWIN ÖTTINGER
  • Publication number: 20120288641
    Abstract: A system having a print head for depositing material on a piezoelectric array, where the print head and array are moveable with respect to each other, and a computer for controlling movement of the print head and array with respect to each other to locations along the array, and controlling the print head to dispense the material onto the array at such locations. The print head deposits a pre-determined amount of material in one of dots, or in a line with movement of the print head and array with respect to each other. The system enables deposit of conductive material for electrical connections to array elements. Non-conductive polymer material may be deposited on the array before depositing conductive material to create barriers avoiding unintended connection of array elements by the conductive material. The system may also be used for fabricating a piezoelectric array by depositing electro-ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Deda Mampuya Diatezua, Rainer Schmitt, Roland Williams
  • Publication number: 20120216654
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a green compact, said green compact comprising at least two partial green compacts, each partial green compact being compacted and joined from at least one powdery material in one working cycle. Particularly, two, three, four or more than four partial green compacts can be compacted and joined in one working cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Rainer Schmitt, Antonio Casellas
  • Publication number: 20120214014
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a composite part, the composite part comprising at least one powder metal part compacted from a powdery material and at least one solid part. The powdery material is compacted to a powder metal part inside the working chamber of a press, especially a pressing tool of a press, and the solid part is at least partially fed to the working chamber in the same step, especially in the same working cycle of the press so that the composite part is produced within one working cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Rainer Schmitt, Frank Sablotny
  • Patent number: 8210749
    Abstract: The present invention provides a PM main bearing cap, and its precursor compact, with an undercut breathing window that is formed during a compaction process. By fabricating the undercut during the compaction process, the invention eliminates the need for a secondary machining operation to form the undercut feature in the bearing caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: GKN Sinter Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel H. Mandel, Donald J. Phillips, Rainer Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8181573
    Abstract: In an apparatus for feeding printing plates to a plate cylinder of a printing press, the printing plate is prealigned on stops outside the plate cylinder with a lateral offset and with an oblique skew. Then the printing plate is fed, in the thusly aligned position to the register pins of the plate cylinder, wherein the printing plate is finally aligned by lateral displacement and by a pivoting movement about the first register pin, until the printing plate bears with its receptacles against both register pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Heidleberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Greive, Rolf Hilpert, Alexander Knabe, Rainer Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20110274567
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a lubricant pump for conveying lubricant to at least one lubricating point, wherein said lubricant pump features a first pump unit and a drive assigned thereto. According to the invention, another pump unit is also provided and coupled to the first pump unit, wherein the other pump unit can be driven simultaneously with the first pump unit by means of the drive of the first pump unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Lincoln GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Schmitt, Tobias Mueller, Andreas Schoenfeld
  • Publication number: 20110126785
    Abstract: A hydraulic cam shaft adjuster has a driven outer body comprising at least one hydraulic chamber, and an inner body disposed on the inside of the outer body (4), which can be firmly attached to the camshaft and has at least one pivoting wing extending into the hydraulic chamber in the radial direction, thus partitioning the hydraulic chamber into a first working chamber and a second working chamber. The inner body has at least one oil inlet and oil outlet conduit extending from a jacket interior to a jacket exterior of the inner body up to one of the two working chambers. The inner body is assembled using at least one first element and one second element, wherein the two elements each have at least one geometry at front sides facing each other, forming the oil inlet and oil outlet conduit of the inner part together with the other element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Bernhard TERFLOTH, Antonio CASELLAS, Rainer SCHMITT, Eberhard ERNST
  • Publication number: 20100104229
    Abstract: The present invention provides a PM main bearing cap, and its precursor compact, with an undercut breathing window that is formed during a compaction process. By fabricating the undercut during the compaction process, the invention eliminates the need for a secondary machining operation to form the undercut feature in the bearing caps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: GKN SINTER MERALS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel H. Mandel, Donald J. Phillips, Rainer Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20090241792
    Abstract: In an apparatus for feeding printing plates to a plate cylinder of a printing press, the printing plate is prealigned on stops outside the plate cylinder with a lateral offset and with an oblique skew. Then the printing plate is fed, in the thusly aligned position to the register pins of the plate cylinder, wherein the printing plate is finally aligned by lateral displacement and by a pivoting movement about the first register pin, until the printing plate bears with its receptacles against both register pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Martin Greive, Rolf Hilpert, Alexander Knabe, Rainer Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20080289491
    Abstract: A powder-metallurgically produced piston body for a piston-cylinder arrangement, in particular a shock absorber piston, has a one-part piston body, a revolving or circumferential web that protrudes radially outwardly from outer surface of the piston body, longitudinal webs, and at least one traverse groove. A collar-shaped seal, made of thermally deformable material, is formed onto the piston body such that the revolving or circumferential web and the support webs are formed into the seal over at least a part of their heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: GKN Sinter Metals GmbH
    Inventors: Ewald May, Rainer Schmitt
  • Patent number: 7310876
    Abstract: A method for producing a one-part piston body for a piston-cylinder arrangement, in particular a shock absorber piston, is disclosed. The method may include in a first step, pressing a green compact comprising a revolving web and longitudinal support webs from a sinterable metallurgical powder. In a second step, the green compact may be sintered to form a blank. In a third step, radially disposed stamping tools may be used to form, under material displacement, transverse grooves into at least a part of the support webs through cold deformation. In a fourth step, the blank provided with transverse grooves may be calibrated to its final form through pressing with calibrating tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: GKN Sinter Metals GmbH
    Inventors: Ewald May, Rainer Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20070071860
    Abstract: An aroma composition comprising a first component selected from the group consisting of 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethyl-3(2H)furanone, 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one, 2-ethyl-4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3(2H)furanone, 4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3(2H)furanone, a sulfur-containing analogue of any of the foregoing, and any combination, thereof; a second component selected from the group consisting of 2-furanmethanethiol, 2-methyl-3-furanthiol, 5-methyl-2-furanmethanthiol, and any combination, thereof; and a third component selected from the group consisting of 2-(1-mercaptoethyl)furan, 2-furanethanethiol, bis-(2-furfuryl) disulfide, a furanthiol disulfide, and any combination, thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: John Didzbalis, Fred Plog, Karl Ritter, Rainer Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20050167220
    Abstract: A powder-metallurgically produced piston body for a piston-cylinder arrangement, in particular a shock absorber piston, has a one-part piston body, a revolving or circumferential web that protrudes radially outwardly from outer surface of the piston body, longitudinal webs, and at least one traverse groove. A collar-shaped seal, made of thermally deformable material, is formed onto the piston body such that the revolving or circumferential web and the support webs are formed into the seal over at least a part of their heights. A method of forming the piston body and a shock absorber that includes the piston body are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Ewald May, Rainer Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20050047276
    Abstract: A printed circuit board that performs as an ultrasonic beamformer and a correlator that includes an advanced correlation algorithm that greatly reduces the cost of correlation especially useful for ultrasonic imaging and medical imaging. The algorithm uses three simultaneous cross-correlators to sweep down the acoustic line making correlation results at each step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Walter Scott, Rainer Schmitt, Richard Irving
  • Publication number: 20040197219
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a metal component, in particular an internal joint part of a Cardan joint, which is provided with a ball path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Guido Degen, Wolfgang Schiemenz, Eberhard Ernst, Rainer Schmitt
  • Patent number: 6634178
    Abstract: In a prior-art method to regulate the pressure inside a cryogenic tank containing cold gas when a main stream for a consumer is withdrawn, heated gas in the form of a heating gas secondary stream, which is regulated as a function of the tank pressure, is fed through the cryogenic tank via a pipe. In order to start on this basis and to provide a simple and safe operating method to regulate the main stream and the secondary stream while also providing a cost-efficient device for this purpose, it is proposed by the method according to the invention that the secondary stream and the main stream be fed to a pressure-control means equipped with a first adjustable throttle for the secondary stream and with a second adjustable throttle for the main stream, whereby the throttles are coupled to each other in such a way that they can be opened and closed in opposite directions as a function of the pressure in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Messer Griesheim GmbH
    Inventors: Friedel Michel, Heinz Koser, Rainer Schmitt
  • Patent number: 6056695
    Abstract: What is disclosed here is a transmitting and receiving means for ultrasonic waves, comprising a miniaturized ultrasonic generator which operates inendently on a battery and which is appropriate for accommodation in a small encapsulating case for medical examinations, as well as at least one ultrasonic receiver which is connected to an analyzer which determines, with resolution in terms of time, the distance between the ultrasonic generator and the ultrasonic receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Gesellscaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Joerg Rupp, Dieter Heidmann, Rainer Schmitt, Bertram Bresser