Patents by Inventor Richard A. Riedel

Richard A. Riedel 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: 9979175
    Abstract: An arrangement (20) for covering connecting points of electrical lines (2a-2c) in a moisture tight manner is indicated. The electrical conductors (3a-3d) of at least one first electrical line (1) are connected to the electrical conductors (4a-4f) with at least two further electrical lines (2a-2c). The connecting point is surrounded by a prefabricated housing (10) consisting of a mechanically stable synthetic material. The interior of the housing (10) is completely enclosed by a sealing material produced by injection molding which extends to both sides of the housing (10) up to the lines protruding beyond the housing (1, 2a-2c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Dietmar Volkl, Richard Riedel
  • Patent number: 9728886
    Abstract: A coupling part for an electrical line has an insulator having a receiving side and an oppositely lying plug-in side and throughholes, in which are arranged insulated electrical contact elements relative to each other, to which, in the mounted position, the electrical conductors of the line are connected on the receiving side of the insulator. A surrounding prefabricated housing is mounted over the connecting point of the conductors and contact elements, so that on the one side it stretches up to and over the insulator and on the other side up to and over the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Richard Riedel, Dietmar Volkl, Otto Nachbauer
  • Publication number: 20170125938
    Abstract: A protective element for manufacturing circuit boards is provided, where conductors are fastened to the contacts of the conductors. The protective element includes recesses which are configured for arranging a conductor each, and the protective element can be arranged adjacent a support. The recesses of the protective element are arranged in a first position in alignment with the recesses of the support and in a second position at an angle relative to the recesses of the support. Preferably, the protective element has at least one hinge section which is configured for interacting with a complimentary hinge section of a support which can be mounted against the protective element, where pivoting of the protective element against the support about the pivoting axis of the interacting hinge sections moves the protective element on the support from the first position into the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Richard RIEDEL, Dietmar VOLKL, Norbert BOCK, Johannes WAGNER
  • Patent number: 9595785
    Abstract: A protective element for manufacturing circuit boards is provided, where conductors are fastened to the contacts of the conductors. The protective element includes recesses which are configured for arranging a conductor each, and the protective element can be arranged adjacent a support. The recesses of the protective element are arranged in a first position in alignment with the recesses of the support and in a second position at an angle relative to the recesses of the support. Preferably, the protective element has at least one hinge section which is configured for interacting with a complimentary hinge section of a support which can be mounted against the protective element, where pivoting of the protective element against the support about the pivoting axis of the interacting hinge sections moves the protective element on the support from the first position into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Richard Riedel, Dietmar Volkl, Norbert Bock, Johannes Wagner
  • Publication number: 20160380379
    Abstract: A coupling part for an electrical line (1) is indicated. The electrical line has at least two wires (2, 3) consisting of insulated electrical conductors and one jacket (4) of insulation material surrounding the wires jointly. The coupling part has an insulator (5) having a receiving side and an oppositely lying plug-in side and throughholes (7, 8), in which are arranged insulated electrical contact elements (9, 10) relative to each other, to which in the mounted position the electrical conductors of the line (1) are connected on the receiving side of the insulator (5). A surrounding prefabricated housing (6) composed of insulation material is mounted over the connecting point of the conductors and contact elements, so that on the one side it stretches up to and over the insulator (5) and on the other side up to and over toe line (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Riedel, Dietmar Volkl, Otto Nachauer
  • Patent number: 9366769
    Abstract: For each photomultiplier tube in an Anger camera, an R×S array of preamplifiers is provided to detect electrons generated within the photomultiplier tube. The outputs of the preamplifiers are digitized to measure the magnitude of the signals from each preamplifier. For each photomultiplier tube, a corresponding summation circuitry including R row summation circuits and S column summation circuits numerically add the magnitudes of the signals from preamplifiers for each row and for each column to generate histograms. For a P×Q array of photomultiplier tubes, P×Q summation circuitries generate P×Q row histograms including R entries and P×Q column histograms including S entries. The total set of histograms include P×Q×(R+S) entries, which can be analyzed by a position calculation circuit to determine the locations of events (detection of a neutron).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Clonts, Yacouba Diawara, Cornelius Donahue, Jr., Christopher A. Montcalm, Richard A. Riedel, Theodore Visscher
  • Publication number: 20160099557
    Abstract: An arrangement (20) for covering connecting points of electrical lines (2a-2c) in a moisture tight manner is indicated. The electrical conductors (3a-3d) of at least one first electrical line (1) are connected to the electrical conductors (4a-4f) with at least two further electrical lines (2a-2c). The connecting point is surrounded by a prefabricated housing (10) consisting of a mechanically stable synthetic material. The interior of the housing (10) is completely enclosed by a sealing material produced by injection. molding which extends to both sides of the housing (10) up to the lines protruding beyond the housing (1, 2a-2c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Dietmar Volkl, Richard Riedel
  • Patent number: 9130299
    Abstract: Method for producing an electrically conductive connection between a component (1), which is positioned in a housing, is equipped with electrical contacts and is accessible from the outside through an opening located in a wall of the housing, and a feed source, using a plug-type element (6), which is equipped with electrical mating contacts (7) and is fitted to the end of an electrical line, which is connected to the feed source and has at least two insulated conductors (8). The plug-type element (6)together with conductors (8) connected thereto is first fixed on one end of a holder (9) made from plastic, whose outer dimensions are smaller than the clear width of the opening (4) of the housing (3). Then the plug-type element (6) is passed through the opening (4) of the housing (3) by means of the holder (9) and is plugged onto the contacts (2) of the component (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Otto Nachbauer, Richard Riedel, Christian Eiletz
  • Publication number: 20150128704
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for monitoring the rate of rotation of a structural component rotating about its axis and arranged in a motor vehicle in the immediate vicinity of the structural component. The speed sensor (11) is connected through an electrical line to an evaluating unit arranged in the motor vehicle, and the speed sensor (11) is connected together with a temperature sensor (12), which is also connected through an electrical line to an evaluating unit arranged in the motor vehicle, where the two sensors (11, 12) are arranged on a carrier of mechanically stable synthetic material which extends beyond the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Riedel, Dietmar Volkl, Norbert Bock
  • Publication number: 20140353511
    Abstract: For each photomultiplier tube in an Anger camera, an R×S array of preamplifiers is provided to detect electrons generated within the photomultiplier tube. The outputs of the preamplifiers are digitized to measure the magnitude of the signals from each preamplifier. For each photomultiplier tube, a corresponding summation circuitry including R row summation circuits and S column summation circuits numerically add the magnitudes of the signals from preamplifiers for each row and for each column to generate histograms. For a P×Q array of photomultiplier tubes, P×Q summation circuitries generate P×Q row histograms including R entries and P×Q column histograms including S entries. The total set of histograms include P×Q×(R+S) entries, which can be analyzed by a position calculation circuit to determine the locations of events (detection of a neutron).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Clonts, Yacouba Diawara, Cornelius Donahue, JR., Christopher A. Montcalm, Richard A. Riedel, Theodore Visscher
  • Patent number: 8664608
    Abstract: Provided are sensors and methods for detecting thermal neutrons. Provided is an apparatus having a scintillator for absorbing a neutron, the scintillator having a back side for discharging a scintillation light of a first wavelength in response to the absorbed neutron, an array of wavelength-shifting fibers proximate to the back side of the scintillator for shifting the scintillation light of the first wavelength to light of a second wavelength, the wavelength-shifting fibers being disposed in a two-dimensional pattern and defining a plurality of scattering plane pixels where the wavelength-shifting fibers overlap, a plurality of photomultiplier tubes, in coded optical communication with the wavelength-shifting fibers, for converting the light of the second wavelength to an electronic signal, and a processor for processing the electronic signal to identify one of the plurality of scattering plane pixels as indicative of a position within the scintillator where the neutron was absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Clonts, Ronald G. Cooper, Morris Lowell Crow, Jr., Bruce W. Hannan, Jason P. Hodges, John D. Richards, Richard A. Riedel
  • Publication number: 20120228510
    Abstract: Provided are sensors and methods for detecting thermal neutrons. Provided is an apparatus having a scintillator for absorbing a neutron, the scintillator having a back side for discharging a scintillation light of a first wavelength in response to the absorbed neutron, an array of wavelength-shifting fibers proximate to the back side of the scintillator for shifting the scintillation light of the first wavelength to light of a second wavelength, the wavelength-shifting fibers being disposed in a two-dimensional pattern and defining a plurality of scattering plane pixels where the wavelength-shifting fibers overlap, a plurality of photomultiplier tubes, in coded optical communication with the wavelength-shifting fibers, for converting the light of the second wavelength to an electronic signal, and a processor for processing the electronic signal to identify one of the plurality of scattering plane pixels as indicative of a position within the scintillator where the neutron was absorbed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: UT BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Clonts, Ronald G. Cooper, Morris Lowell Crow, JR., Bruce W. Hannan, Jason P. Hodges, John D. Richards, Richard A. Riedel
  • Patent number: 8115179
    Abstract: A preamplifier circuit for processing a signal provided by a radiation detector includes a transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a detector and generate a voltage signal at its output. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifier for providing an amplified voltage signal. Detector electronics include a preamplifier circuit having a first and second transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a first and second location on a detector, respectively, and generate a first and second voltage signal at respective outputs. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifiers for amplifying the first and said second voltage signals to provide first and second amplified voltage signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: UT-Battelle
    Inventors: Richard A. Riedel, Alan L. Wintenberg, Lloyd G. Clonts, Ronald G. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20110001055
    Abstract: A preamplifier circuit for processing a signal provided by a radiation detector includes a transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a detector and generate a voltage signal at its output. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifier for providing an amplified voltage signal. Detector electronics include a preamplifier circuit having a first and second transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a first and second location on a detector, respectively, and generate a first and second voltage signal at respective outputs. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifiers for amplifying the first and said second voltage signals to provide first and second amplified voltage signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Riedel, Alan L. Wintenberg, Lloyd G. Clonts, Ronald G. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7800439
    Abstract: A preamplifier circuit for processing a signal provided by a radiation detector includes a transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a detector and generate a voltage signal at its output. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifier for providing an amplified voltage signal. Detector electronics include a preamplifier circuit having a first and second transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a first and second location on a detector, respectively, and generate a first and second voltage signal at respective outputs. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifiers for amplifying the first and said second voltage signals to provide first and second amplified voltage signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Ut-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Riedel, Alan L. Wintenberg, Lloyd G. Clonts, Ronald G. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20090224835
    Abstract: A preamplifier circuit for processing a signal provided by a radiation detector includes a transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a detector and generate a voltage signal at its output. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifier for providing an amplified voltage signal. Detector electronics include a preamplifier circuit having a first and second transimpedance amplifier coupled to receive a current signal from a first and second location on a detector, respectively, and generate a first and second voltage signal at respective outputs. A second amplification stage has an input coupled to an output of the transimpedance amplifiers for amplifying the first and said second voltage signals to provide first and second amplified voltage signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Richard A. Riedel, Alan L. Wintenberg, Lloyd G. Clonts, Ronald G. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20080280481
    Abstract: Method for producing an electrically conductive connection between a component (1), which is positioned in a housing, is equipped with electrical contacts and is accessible from the outside through an opening located in a wall of the housing, and a feed source, using a plug-type element (6), which is equipped with electrical mating contacts (7) and is fitted to the end of an electrical line, which is connected to the feed source and has at least two insulated conductors (8). The plug-type element (6)together with conductors (8) connected thereto is first fixed on one end of a holder (9) made from plastic, whose outer dimensions are smaller than the clear width of the opening (4) of the housing (3). Then the plug-type element (6) is passed through the opening (4) of the housing (3) by means of the holder (9) and is plugged onto the contacts (2) of the component (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Otto Nachbauer, Richard Riedel, Christian Eiletz
  • Publication number: 20070024411
    Abstract: A local monitoring of functions, in which a sensor is connected to a voltage source via an electrical conductor, in which the sensor is arranged, together with at least one further electrical or electronic component, on a printed circuit board (9) provided with conductor tracks, the sensor being electrically conductively connected, by means of the conductor tracks of the printed circuit board (9), to the component connected to the conductor tracks, and in which the printed circuit board (9) is arranged in a housing (15). In order to supply a secure and immovable hold, the printed circuit board (9) with conductors (7, 8) connected to the conductor tracks is arranged in a holder (17), which is made from a mechanically stable insulating material, accommodates the printed circuit board (9) and has limiting stops (19, 20, 21) for the printed circuit board (9) and laterally protruding latching elements (22, 23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Rainer Lang, Otto Nachbauer, Michael Helgert, Richard Riedel
  • Publication number: 20060083288
    Abstract: An arrangement for monitoring local temperatures in the area of heat generators is provided, in which a temperature sensor (7), the resistance of which is temperature-dependent, is connected by electrical leads (9, 10) to a voltage source. A capacitor (8) is connected to the leads (9, 10) electrically in parallel to the temperature sensor (7), and the temperature sensor (7) and the capacitor (8) are embedded jointly as a one-piece component in the insulating material (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Riedel, Rainer Lang, Rainer Huscher, Otto Nachbauer
  • Publication number: 20030102749
    Abstract: In order to fit a motor (12) in a housing (16) for an adjustment element, the motor (12) needs to be only axially introduced into a pot-shaped holding receiver (17). Said receiver (17) is then covered on the drive side by means of an assembly element (21) which is essentially in the form of a ring disk, and which, in order to obtain axial tolerance compensation, is supported opposite the housing by means of a spring arm (28) arranged in a crown-shaped manner. Said assembly element positively engages with the end shield (25) of the motor (12) and with the housing (16), in order to harness the torque. The axial connections (26) between the motor (12) and the assembly element (21) are used simultaneously, in terms of the position, the cross-section and/or depth of contact, for coding the motor classification by the assembly element (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Dieter Kuch, Alfred Engelhard, Otto Nachbauer, Richard Riedel