Patents by Inventor Rainer Zimmer

Rainer Zimmer 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: 20200095163
    Abstract: A thin glass article is provided that has a first face, a second face, one or more edges joining the first and second faces, and a thickness between the first and second faces, where the faces and the one or more edges together form an outer surface of the thin glass article. The thin glass article has an ion-exchanged surface layer on its outer surface. The ion-exchanged surface layer is non-uniform, wherein the non-uniform ion-exchanged surface layer has an associated compressive surface stress which varies between a minimum and a maximum value over the outer surface and/or a depth of layer which varies between a minimum and a maximum value over the outer surface. A method for producing a thin glass article and a use of a thin glass article are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT GLASS TECHNOLOGIES (SUZHOU) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong LUO, Chong WANG, Pengxiang QIAN, Feng HE, Aiming HUANG, Dengke HOU, Rainer LIEBALD, Jose ZIMMER
  • Patent number: 7324632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distribution device (2) in a data signal processing installation (1), and a data signal processing installation (1). The distribution device comprises a distribution block (3) which has a receiving device containing elements to which data signal lines (4, 5, 6) can be connected, the functional elements having a circuit to distribute signals transmitted by the data signal lines (4, 5, 6). The distribution device also comprises a data signal editing unit with active and/or passive electronic components, in which the data signals transmitted from the data signal lines (3, 4, 5) are edited in a pre-determined manner. The data signal editing unit is integrated into the components of the distribution block (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: CCS Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Badura, Mike Breuer, Ralf Czingon, Rainer Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20060159401
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical waveguide connection device, a plug and a plug connection for optical waveguides. The optical waveguide connection device has a carrier element, in particular a panel, having couplings for the plugs of the optical waveguides and being of integral design with the carrier element. The plug according to the invention has a ferrule which is mounted in the plug housing in an unresilient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Oliver Lapp, Keith Sullivan, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6751394
    Abstract: A sleeve insert for guiding optical waveguide elements and for accommodating a splicing device, comprising a profiled body being adapted to the dimension of the respective sleeve. The sleeve insert provides for clear and secure arrangement of the optical waveguide elements, that is to say of the multifiber buffers and ribbon fibers and for the accommodation of splicing devices in one sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Müller, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6715933
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical-fiber connector that consists of a ferrule (2) with a factory-fixed optical fiber cable element (2a) that can be detachably fixed in a ferrule support (9). The optical-fiber cable element (2a) is thermally spliced to the end (6) of the optical fiber cable (14) to be connected before the ferrule (2) is fixed in the seat (18) of the ferrule support (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Zimmer, Bernd Lipka, Helmar Krupp
  • Publication number: 20040022013
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distribution device (2) in a data signal processing installation (1), and a data signal processing installation (1). Said distribution device comprises a distribution block (3) which has a receiving device containing functional elements to which data signal lines (4, 5, 6) can be connected, said functional elements having a circuit to distribute signals transmitted by the data signal lines (4, 5, 6). The distribution device also comprises a data signal editing unit with active and/or passive electronic components, in which the data signals transmitted from the data signal lines (3, 4, 5) are edited in a pre-determined manner. The data signal editing unit is integrated into the components of the distribution block (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Stefan Badura, Mike Breuer-Hechel, Ralf Czingon, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6648541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a joining element (VE), consisting of a fixing component (FT) and a closing component (VT), for the ends (DE1, DE2) of a divided seal (D) in sealing systems in cable fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Müller, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6575474
    Abstract: A sealing body (DK) for cable accessories is provided with cable entrance openings (KEU) in a separation plane (TE) of the sealing body (DK) and with cable entrances (KEN) outside of the separation plane (TE). In the cable entrances (KEN) outside of the separation plane (TE) is arranged a sealing system made of a pressure bushing (AH), a toothed disk (ZS), a sealing bushing (DH) and a thrust bearing bushing (GH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Rainer Zimmer, Oliver Lapp
  • Publication number: 20030039460
    Abstract: A sleeve insert for guiding optical waveguide elements and for accommodating a splicing device, comprising a profiled body being adapted to the dimension of the respective sleeve. The sleeve insert provides for clear and secure arrangement of the optical waveguide elements, that is to say of the multifiber buffers and ribbon fibers and for the accommodation of splicing devices in one sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Thorsten Muller, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6417453
    Abstract: A cable sleeve includes a covering body having a front-face end defining a circumferential, conically tapered flange. At least one front-face sealing body is positioned adjacent the covering body and has a circumferential, U-shaped sealing groove. A ring seal in inserted into the sealing groove of the sealing body. The ring seal has an L-shaped cross-section and has a first leg that received within the sealing groove of the sealing body and a second leg having a tapered course on both sides broadening towards the first leg. A straining ring fastens the ring seal between the flange of the covering body and the sealing groove of the sealing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Lapp, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6250073
    Abstract: An exhaust system of an internal-combustion engine (1) having an exhaust gas purification arrangement (3, 5) as well as a storage container (8) which can be evacuated and into which at least a portion of the internal-combustion engine exhaust gas flow can be introduced for a defined time period, particularly after a start of the internal-combustion engine. In addition to a stop valve (10), which maintains the vacuum in the storage container when the internal-combustion engine is stopped, a vacuum pump (18) is provided for evacuating the storage container. A stop flap (6) is provided in the exhaust system downstream of the exhaust gas purification arrangement. In a branch pipe (7) guiding the internal-combustion engine exhaust gas flow to the storage container (8), a control valve (9) may be provided for controlling the flow of exhaust gas to the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Zimmer, Joachim Bettendorf
  • Patent number: 6231051
    Abstract: A cable sleeve consisting of two seal members with adjustable cable entry openings and an integrated cable clamping apparatus. The adjusting in the cable entry opening occurs by removal of concentric adjusting rings, wherein the number of adjusting rings removed and the strength of the sealing wrapper applied are determined with the aid of a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: RXS Kabelgarnituren GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Mueller, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6184470
    Abstract: A seal insert with a rectangular cross-section is made of elastic plastic material to form seals between a seal body and a circumferential cable sleeve body. The seal insert has a longitudinally extending cavity in the center of the insert and longitudinal channels in each of the corner regions of the seal insert that extend parallel to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: RXS Kabelgarnituren GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Froehlich, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 6152609
    Abstract: A plug connection for connecting a light waveguide to a plug has a plug member with a connecting light waveguide extending from one side thereof having an end being spliced to a light waveguide of a light waveguide cable and at least one strain relief element being passed over the splice and connected to the plug member. The method of forming the plug connection includes providing a sufficient length of both the connecting light waveguide extending from the plug member and the light waveguide of the cable so that a connection in a normal, known splicing apparatus can be obtained outside of the position of the plug member and then conducting the strain relief element over the splice region and connecting it to the plug member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dzyck, Helmar Krupp, Rainer Zimmer, Rainer Kossat, Heinz Glaser
  • Patent number: 6052504
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with a hood sleeve which is formed from a sealing body and a hood body these two parts being held together with the aid of a mechanical retaining device, initially without a sealing effect. The sealing-off between the hood body and the sealing body is carried out with the aid of a seal system which is activated by a functional element, for example in the form of an eccentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: RXS Kabelgarnituren GmbH
    Inventors: Franz-Friedrich Frohlich, Wolf Kluwe, Hans-Jurgen Meltsch, Hans Winterhoff, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5949024
    Abstract: A cable sleeve formed of an envelope member with an attached flange against which a seal system composed of an annular seal is pressed with the assistance of a straining ring. The annular seal is composed of an elastomer with a Shore hardness of 40.degree. to 70.degree. and has its encompassing inner region inserted as a channel seal into the seal channel of a seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: RXS Kabelgarnituren GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Froehlich, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5832166
    Abstract: A terminating element (1) for a central element (9) of an optical cable (13) comprises a sleeve (3) closed at one end for receiving the end of the central element (9) or core of the optical cable (13). An open end of the sleeve (3) is provided with a pair of flexible vanes (2) or legs having seating regions (5,6) which can be clamped onto the exterior of the cable (13) and each of the legs has free ends to help center the end of the cable and the terminating element (1) into a cable introduction (15), whose junction can be sealed by a section of a shrink hose (16) or sleeve (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: RXS Kabelg arnituren GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Zimmer, Thorsten Mueller
  • Patent number: 5787219
    Abstract: A cable closure for receiving electrical or optical splices has a lower shell and a cover and at least one end face of the lower shell has a fixed part and a removable sealing part. The lead-in openings are formed in a separating plane or line between the fixed part and the sealing element, and the lower shell and cover are connected to each other along one side by a hinge and fastening elements are located on the opposite longitudinal side of the closure. The cable closure includes cable-clamping devices for the cable sheath and clamping devices for central elements of the optical fiber cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thorsten Mueller, Andreas Guenther, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5647207
    Abstract: The two cylinder groups of an internal-combustion engine each have a separate exhaust gas catalyst. When one of these cylinder groups is shut off by preventing the supply of fuel, it is possible that the assigned exhaust gas catalyst may be cooled below its operating temperature. In order to avoid this, the whole exhaust gas system is constructed in such a manner that the gases emitted from the shut-off cylinder group are heated by the exhaust gases of the continuously fired cylinder group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Grotjahn, Stephan Knips, Guenter Koch, Stephan Missy, Bernd Plodek, Rainer Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5638482
    Abstract: An intercept mechanism for clamping on a central element includes a clamp element, a sleeve and a retainer element. The clamp element, at one end, has a mounting end connected by an adapter portion to a clamping end which has been bent in a U-shape to receive the end of the central element and is held on the central element by the sleeve. The mounting end can be detachably connected to the retainer element and the retainer element and mounting end can then be fixed to the cable with the assistance of a hose clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: RXS Schrumpftechnik-Garnituren GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Winterhoff, Andreas Guenther, Thorsten Mueller, Rainer Zimmer