Patents by Inventor Ralf Beck

Ralf Beck 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: 20200195079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (100) for electrically contact-connecting a winding (40) of an electrical machine (1) to a printed circuit board (92), wherein the electrical machine (1) has an armature (10) with a large number of teeth (20), wherein at least one winding (40), which is formed by an electrical conductor (42), is formed on one of the teeth (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Devermann, Asli Arslan-Huerst, Harald Merz, Ilya Kuperberg, Michael Soellner, Peter Beck, Ralf Lehmann, Wolfgang Glueck
  • Publication number: 20190277422
    Abstract: A solenoid valve has a housing, which has a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, and an electromagnetic drive, which comprises a solenoid with a fixed core and a movable armature, wherein the armature interacts with a valve seat. A pressure compensation chamber which is bordered by a membrane is formed in the armature, wherein the pressure compensation chamber is in fluid connection in terms of flow with the fluid inlet by means of a pressure compensation channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf STRASSWIEMER, Markus HERRMANN, Daniel BECK
  • Publication number: 20190195369
    Abstract: A closed-loop control valve module for closed-loop controlling a fluid flow is described, which comprises an electrical valve actuator motor, wherein a valve spindle comprising a frustoconical sealing section is displaceable by means of the valve actuator motor along a valve spindle axis and the frustoconical sealing section, depending on the position of the valve spindle, releases or separates off a flow channel connecting a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. A pressure compensation channel is provided which, at least in the closed state of the closed-loop control valve module, connects an end of the valve spindle opposite the valve actuator motor to a pressure compensation area or the fluid inlet in terms of flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Markus HERRMANN, Daniel BECK, Ralf STRASSWIEMER, Michael STEPHAN
  • Patent number: 9840335
    Abstract: In an aircraft duct formed with pipes connected in pairs via connectors in which the pipes are mounted with the possibility of axial displacement, there exists a risk that a pipe of the duct, with a dimension greater that the dimension of the nominal pipe, is mounted instead and in place of the latter. In this case, the wrongly mounted pipe would risk not having sufficient clearance in axial translation. In order to solve this problem, it is disclosed to equip one of the relevant connectors with an obstacle limiting the travel of the nominal pipe and preventing the mounting of a pipe with a greater dimension belonging to the duct. A method for assembling an aircraft portion is also proposed, in order to benefit from the particularities of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: Airbus SAS, Airbus Operations SAS, Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Becks, Alexis Courpet, Thomas Barre, Olivier Bourbon, Matthieu Biteau, Jean-Marc Roques, Christophe Buresi, Brice Lenoir, Philippe Villeroux
  • Publication number: 20160280390
    Abstract: The present invention provides an arrangement for passing a line in a load-free manner through a pressure frame of a fuselage of an aircraft or spacecraft, including an opening penetrating the pressure frame, through which opening the line is passed, the line being mechanically decoupled from the pressure frame; and a flexible sealing device arranged outside the opening at least in portions, which sealing device is simultaneously operatively connected to the line and the pressure frame for the pressure-tight separation of a first side from a second side of the pressure frame. The present invention also provides a fuselage for an aircraft or spacecraft having an arrangement of this type and an aircraft or spacecraft having an arrangement of this type or having a fuselage of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: Ralf BECKS
  • Patent number: 9428271
    Abstract: A draining apparatus for draining liquids from a vehicle includes a containment; a drain mast having an outlet opening and an inlet; and an actuator. The containment is adapted for being coupled with a structure of the vehicle, wherein the actuator is coupled with the drain mast and adapted for moving the drain mast into a retracted position and at least one extracted position relative to the containment, and wherein the containment is further adapted for accommodating the drain mast in the retracted position at least partially. The drainage apparatus has clear advantages regarding the parasitic drag compared to known drainage masts as it is only deployed into the flow when it is absolutely necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Becks, Raymond Lucas
  • Publication number: 20160176536
    Abstract: In an aircraft duct formed with pipes connected in pairs via connectors in which the pipes are mounted with the possibility of axial displacement, there exists a risk that a pipe of the duct, with a dimension greater that the dimension of the nominal pipe, is mounted instead and in place of the latter. In this case, the wrongly mounted pipe would risk not having sufficient clearance in axial translation. In order to solve this problem, it is disclosed to equip one of the relevant connectors with an obstacle limiting the travel of the nominal pipe and preventing the mounting of a pipe with a greater dimension belonging to the duct. A method for assembling an aircraft portion is also proposed, in order to benefit from the particularities of the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Ralf Becks, Alexis Courpet, Thomas Barre, Olivier Bourbon, Matthieu Biteau, Jean-Marc Roques, Christophe Buresi, Brice Lenoir, Philippe Villeroux
  • Patent number: 9048602
    Abstract: A cover for an electronic device is provided that may include a connector housing integrally molded with the cover. The connector housing may define a cavity configured to receive a connector plug therein, and a plurality of connector springs may be configured to contact the connector plug when the connector plug occupies the cavity. The plurality of springs may be protected and, as such, may not be visible when the cover is removed from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kari Ensio Seitz, Jari R. Kytöläinen, Petri Ihalainen, Pasi Hyttinen, Jarmo Ketko, Michaela Reuscher, Andreas Fromel, Ralf Beck
  • Publication number: 20140158208
    Abstract: A draining apparatus for draining liquids from a vehicle includes a containment; a drain mast having an outlet opening and an inlet; and an actuator. The containment is adapted for being coupled with a structure of the vehicle, wherein the actuator is coupled with the drain mast and adapted for moving the drain mast into a retracted position and at least one extracted position relative to the containment, and wherein the containment is further adapted for accommodating the drain mast in the retracted position at least partially. The drainage apparatus has clear advantages regarding the parasitic drag compared to known drainage masts as it is only deployed into the flow when it is absolutely necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Becks, Raymond Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140030931
    Abstract: A cover for an electronic device is provided that may include a connector housing integrally molded with the cover. The connector housing may define a cavity configured to receive a connector plug therein, and a plurality of connector springs may be configured to contact the connector plug when the connector plug occupies the cavity. The plurality of springs may be protected and, as such, may not be visible when the cover is removed from the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kari Ensio Seitz, Jari R. Kytöläinen, Petri Ihalainen, Pasi Hyttinen, Jarmo Ketko, Michaela Reuscher, Andreas Frömel, Ralf Beck
  • Publication number: 20140008879
    Abstract: The present invention provides an arrangement for passing a line in a load-free manner through a pressure frame of a fuselage of an aircraft or spacecraft, including an opening penetrating the pressure frame, through which opening the line is passed, the line being mechanically decoupled from the pressure frame; and a flexible sealing device arranged outside the opening at least in portions, which sealing device is simultaneously operatively connected to the line and the pressure frame for the pressure-tight separation of a first side from a second side of the pressure frame. The present invention also provides a fuselage for an aircraft or spacecraft having an arrangement of this type and an aircraft or spacecraft having an arrangement of this type or having a fuselage of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Ralf Becks
  • Patent number: 7896402
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spacers and pipelines. The spacers are mounted between two pipes—an internal line and an external line—and hold them at a defined distance. A closure is necessary for fixing the spacer on the pipes. Space, weight, and mounting time may advantageously be saved by integrating the closure into the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Deharde, Ralf Becks
  • Publication number: 20090025815
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pipeline 1, in particular a pipeline 1 for fuel systems in aircraft, including an inner pipe 6 and an outer pipe 4 surrounding the inner pipe. In accordance with the invention, the inner pipe 6 is made of a metal material and/or, at least in portions, of a synthetic material and, at least in curved portions 5 of the pipeline 1, the outer pipe 4 is made of a synthetic material. Due to the fact that the outer pipe 4 is made of a synthetic material, a significant weight reduction can be accomplished in comparison to conventional coaxial pipelines, which are made entirely of a metal material and which, due to manufacturing reasons, require a larger number of flange joints 2 and 3 in longer curved pipeline portions. The invention also concerns a method for manufacturing such a pipeline 1, in particular a pipeline 1 for fuel systems in aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Ralf Becks, Joachim Deharde
  • Publication number: 20070200031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spacers and pipelines. The spacers are mounted between two pipes—an internal line and an external line—and hold them at a defined distance. A closure is necessary for fixing the spacer on the pipes. Space, weight, and mounting time may advantageously be saved by integrating the closure into the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Deharde, Ralf Becks
  • Patent number: 7121369
    Abstract: A frame supports heat exchangers one in front of another in the direction of flow of cooling air, and includes two vertical walls interconnected by transverse walls, cross braces between the walls, and fastening points on the walls adapted to fasten the heat exchangers to the frame. Outwardly extending bulging sections in the vertical walls include an outer portion adapted to be secured to the vehicle support members to support the frame thereon, and an inner portion defining a space between vertical wall sections above and below the bulging section for receive projecting components of at least one heat exchanger. Connectors connect each of the fastening openings to the aligned flange openings, with the connectors including a head and a stem with an expandable end opposite the head retaining the connectors in the aligned openings. Hooks support the heat exchangers in the direction of air flow, with the connector stems supporting against at least some forces transverse to the direction of air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ralf Beck, Werner Nitsche, Roland Strähle, Jens Nies, Heinrich Rockenfeller, Wilfried Bittner
  • Patent number: 6904965
    Abstract: A vehicle radiator including inlet and outlet headers, a soldered core having a plurality of coolant flat tubes joining the inlet header and the outlet header with cooling fins on opposite sides of the coolant flat tubes, and a multifunction flat tube on at least one side of the core. The multifunction flat tube has a greater section modulus than the coolant flat tubes, and is soldered to adjacent cooling fins and the inlet and outlet headers whereby the multifunction flat tube carries coolant from the inlet header to the outlet header. The multifunction flat tubes each also have an inner flow resistance which is substantially smaller than the inner flow resistance of individual coolant flat tubes whereby more coolant flows through each multifunction flat tube than flows through an individual coolant flat tube per unit time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ralf Beck, Werner Nitsche, Jörg Soldner
  • Publication number: 20040188061
    Abstract: A frame supports heat exchangers one in front of another in the direction of flow of cooling air, and includes two vertical walls interconnected by transverse walls, cross braces between the walls, and fastening points on the walls adapted to fasten the heat exchangers to the frame. Outwardly extending bulging sections in the vertical walls include an outer portion adapted to be secured to the vehicle support members to support the frame thereon, and an inner portion defining a space between vertical wall sections above and below the bulging section for receive projecting components of at least one heat exchanger. Connectors connect each of the fastening openings to the aligned flange openings, with the connectors including a head and a stem with an expandable end opposite the head retaining the connectors in the aligned openings. Hooks support the heat exchangers in the direction of air flow, with the connector stems supporting against at least some forces transverse to the direction of air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Ralf Beck, Werner Nitsche, Roland Strahle, Jens Nies, Heinrich Rockenfeller, Wilfried Bittner
  • Publication number: 20040112577
    Abstract: A vehicle radiator including inlet and outlet headers, a soldered core having a plurality of coolant flat tubes joining the inlet header and the outlet header with cooling fins on opposite sides of the coolant flat tubes, and a multifunction flat tube on at least one side of the core. The multifunction flat tube has a greater section modulus than the coolant flat tubes, and is soldered to adjacent cooling fins and the inlet and outlet headers whereby the multifunction flat tube carries coolant from the inlet header to the outlet header. The multifunction flat tubes each also have an inner flow resistance which is substantially smaller than the inner flow resistance of individual coolant flat tubes whereby more coolant flows through each multifunction flat tube than flows through an individual coolant flat tube per unit time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Ralf Beck, Werner Nitsche, Jorg Soldner
  • Patent number: 6530425
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger that is provided with an internal insert located between plates that form a channel. The insert takes the form of an additional plate that has guide channels with at least one inlet and one outlet which lead from one flow channel of one medium to another flow channel of the same medium. Sections of the additional plate that are free of guide channels are metallically connected to an adjacent heat exchanger plate. The guide channels are metallically connected to the other adjacent heat exchanger plate of the same channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Reinhard Wehrmann, Klaus Feldmann, Ralf Beck, Jens Nies
  • Publication number: 20010054501
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger that is provided with an internal insert located between plates that form a channel. The insert takes the form of an additional plate that has guide channels with at least one inlet and one outlet which lead from one flow channel of one medium to another flow channel of the same medium. Sections of the additional plate that are free of guide channels are metallically connected to an adjacent heat exchanger plate. The guide channels are metallically connected to the other adjacent heat exchanger plate of the same channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: Reinhard Wehrmann, Klaus Feldmann, Ralf Beck, Jens Nies