Patents by Inventor Richard Heinz

Richard Heinz 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: 20070180880
    Abstract: A computer controlled roll-forming apparatus is adapted to provide a repeating pattern of different longitudinal shapes to a continuous beam “on the fly” during the roll-forming process. A sweep station of the apparatus includes a primary bending roller tangentially engaging the continuous beam along the line level and an armature for biasing the continuous beam against the primary bending roller for a distance partially around a downstream side of the primary bending roller to form a sweep. Actuators adjustably move the armature partially around the downstream side of the primary bending roller between multiple positions for imparting a series of different longitudinal shapes. Internal and external mandrels control wall stability to allow even sharper sweeps. In one form, the apparatus also includes a coordinated cut-off, so that when separated into bumper beam segments, the ends of the individual beam segments have a greater sweep than their center sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Bruce Lyons, Bryan Gould, James Dodd, Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20060277960
    Abstract: A computer controlled roll-forming apparatus is adapted to provide a repeating pattern of different longitudinal shapes to a continuous beam “on the fly” during the roll-forming process. A sweep station on the apparatus includes a primary bending roller tangentially engaging the continuous beam along the line level and an armature for biasing the continuous beam against the primary bending roller for a distance partially around a downstream side of the primary bending roller to form a sweep. Further, actuators adjustably move the armature at least partially around the downstream side of the primary bending roller between at least first and second positions for imparting multiple different longitudinal shapes into the continuous beam. In one form, the apparatus also includes a coordinated cut-off, so that when separated into bumper beam segments, the ends of the individual beam segments have a greater sweep than their center sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Bruce Lyons, Bryan Gould, James Dodd, Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20060027794
    Abstract: A ramp constructed of an expanded plastic foam parallelepiped core encased in a thick coating of polyurea provides a lightweight, stable ramp suitable for vehicle servicing. A low angle, long length ramp of a low weight is provided. Heavy duty versions have on edge panels embedded in the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Heinz
  • Patent number: 6118625
    Abstract: A magnet-head device for a magnetic-tape apparatus having a rotatably supported head disc carrying magnetic heads (10) at its periphery. A magnetic head has lateral additional limbs (12) which extend into the path of the magnetic tape (14), so that their end faces (12a) form a common contact face with the end face (11a) of the magnetic head (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Heinz, Hartmut Willmann
  • Patent number: 5306058
    Abstract: A bumper bar for vehicles formed from rolled sheet steel having a closed tubular profile designed to have a high impact resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, and a low cost of manufacture. The bar is preferably swept along its longitudinal axis to create a curvature consistent with modern automotive designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Shape Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Sturrus, Richard Heinz
  • Patent number: 5104026
    Abstract: A bumper bar for vehicles formed from rolled sheet steel having a closed tubular profile designed to have a high impact resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, and a low cost of manufacture. The bar is preferably swept along its longitudinal axis to create a curvature consistent with modern automotive design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Shape Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Sturrus, Richard Heinz
  • Patent number: 5092512
    Abstract: A bumper bar for vehicles formed from rolled sheet steel having a closed tubular profile designed to have a high impact resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, and a low cost of manufacture. The bar is preferably swept along its longitudinal axis to create a curvature consistent with modern automotive designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: Shape Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Sturrus, Richard Heinz
  • Patent number: 5075809
    Abstract: A magnetic head affixed to the underside of a carrier body mounted at the periphery of a head-wheel for scanning oblique tracks on a magnetic tape is provided with shielding of ferrite, mu-metal or amorphous iron, to reduce magnetic crosstalk. The shielding surrounds the part of the magnetic head that projects beyond the head carrier body except for a small portion near the polished surface that needs to be left uncovered to avoid interfering aerodynamically with the contact of the magnetic head with a magnetic tape. One piece of the shielding is of rectilinear shallow U-shaped profile, forming a pocket for the magnetic head below the carrier body and extends beyond the tip of the carrier body, where the second piece of shielding material completes an annular shielding ring around the end of the magnetic head. This shielding is particularly useful for an after-check playback head used during recording to check on the quality of the recorded signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: BTS Broadcast Television Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Heinz, Hartmut Willmann, Jorn Lutzeler
  • Patent number: 5036418
    Abstract: To improve the crosstalk behavior of a multi-channel magnetic tape recorder with a rotating head wheel, whose magnetic heads receive signals through a rotating transformer, the leads between the magnetic heads and the corresponding transformer windings are shielded from one another. Advantageously, this shielding is made of small tubes of an efficiently electroconductive metal which, in another embodiment, can be securely connected electrically and mechanically with the rotational axis. For further improvement of the crosstalk characteristics, the shielding can also be connected in an electrically conducting fashion with the short-circuit rings located between the individual transformers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: BTS Broadcast Television Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Willmann, Ludwig Dittmann, Richard Heinz, Jorn Lutzeler
  • Patent number: 4816950
    Abstract: A strip of easily magnetizable material of low remanence, having magnetic properties equal to or better than those of the core of the magnetic heads on a revolving headwheel of a video tape machine is provided as a magnetic shunt for each head, disposed in the neighborhood of the core gap, but spaced therefrom at a distance much greater than the gap width, for reducing the spread of stray flux when the head is used for recording and intercepting stray flux from other heads when the head is in the playback mode. Among the many ways in which the shunt can be provided are individual bridge strip mounted on the headwheel to bridge over each head laterally, a horseshoe-shaped strip covering the annular gap in which the headwheel revolves for the portions of that gap over which the tape passes, but spaced away from the tape, and strips mounted on the stationary guide drums or embedded in the headwheel periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Heinz, Willi Hartmann, Hartmut Willmann, Josef Walter
  • Patent number: 4525840
    Abstract: In the reproduction of digitally encoded signals, especially the time-compressed sound signals recorded along with video signals, the signals are recorded in segments interposed between sync words which are not all the same but which form a cyclical sequence. In reproduction, two or more data segments and their associated sync words are temporarily stored and correctly picked-up sync words are recognized, but when a sync word is missed, the starting address of the missing sync word is established with reference to a preceding correctly picked-up sync word by a calculating operation, whereby word synchronism is maintained for the data following the missed sync word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Heinz, Reinhard Kutzner
  • Patent number: 4497005
    Abstract: Individual adjustability of multiple transducer heads (2, 4) with respect to each other is provided by mounting the transducer heads on a plate-like support (1) of non-metallic resilient material, such as bronze or brass, and cutting a slit (4) between the transducer heads. By passing screws 11, 12 through the strips behind the transducer heads, the strips can be bent, for example by bending about a hinge crease 13, and thereby adjust the relative height position of the transducer heads 2, 3, with respect to each other, and thus the tracking position of the transducer heads with respect to multiple tracks on a magnetic tape. The arrangement is particularly suitable for mounting on a support plate 20 of a head wheel of a rotating transducer head for use in video recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1985
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Heinz
  • Patent number: 4473850
    Abstract: Digitalized audio signals of a plurality of channels are stored blockwise in each channel and then recorded blockwise in repeating channel sequence in similarly situated portions of successive oblique tracks in which are also recorded concurrent video signals, but the recording of a channel block is skipped once per picture field, so that an integral number of channel sequences will record all the audio channel information for a period equal to a picture field. In the video track where audio recording is skipped, other information may be recorded. The read-out rate of the channel blocks is slightly accelerated so that the track skipping loses no information. Consequently, the recorded signals can be cut in, or cut off, or edited at any frame end without loss of registry of the audio channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Foerster, Josef Sochor, Reinhard Kutzner, Richard Heinz
  • Patent number: 4353098
    Abstract: The video and audio information is recorded along at least one track of the tape, which track, in the preferred embodiment of the invention, consists of discontinuous track segments oblique to the longitudinal axis of the tape, with portions of audio information alternating with portions of video information. At least the audio information is recorded in time compressed form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Heinz, Reinhard Kutzner
  • Patent number: 4267638
    Abstract: A protected pivot adjustable scaled compasses including a slotted body marked with multiple scales. A spring loaded transparent push button with pivot point retractable within the body support. A transparent movable slide arrangement with locking mechanism supported by and positioned over the scaled body. The slide configured with multiple sized holes intersecting alignment marks for use in conjunction with the scales to accurately set and circumscribe arcs or circles using a variety of readily available marking instruments. A washer used in conjunction with the slide locking screw to raise the slide and body during ink application and lower the slide and body when a pencil or scribe is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: Richard A. Heinz
  • Patent number: 4229771
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium, such as magnetic tape, a record carrier, or the like, has an audio track recorded thereon; immediately adjacent the audio track is a control track having major low frequency components. To reduce cross talk between the control track and the audio track, the control track is recorded in form of pulse pairs, in which the pulses are essentially square wave pulses and located immediately adjacent each other and have respective opposite polarity, the pulse pairs being spaced from each other by pulse gaps which are long with respect to the duration of individual pulses of the pair; the particular pulse pair arrangement results in a Fourier frequency distribution which has substantial amplitude level in higher frequency ranges which, due to the characteristics of the recording medium, are less subject to cross talk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Heinz, Bernd Heidel
  • Patent number: 4043621
    Abstract: A slip ring device including a metallic sleeve inside an insulated rotor assembly consisting of conductive rings. A friction fit between the metallic sleeve and metallic supporting shaft drilled in such a manner as to accommodate electrical leads routed out through the center of the shaft. A metallic sleeve supporting the insulated conductive rings positioned by a step in the supporting shaft diameter and not cemented to the supporting shaft so that it can easily be replaced without requiring the main rotor support shaft to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Inventor: Richard A. Heinz