Patents by Inventor Roger Braun

Roger Braun 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: 20210009841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a color-changeable decorative surface. In order to provide a decorative surface that can be changed in a particularly simple manner in terms of its coloring by the end consumer and which is particularly cost-effective and resistant, it is provided that at least one layer of a coating agent, which enables the absorption of color particles, is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Pius Steinmann, Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20210010203
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a synthetic resin surface or lacquered surface with a variable color, having the steps of providing a support layer with a lower face and an upper face, impregnating the support layer with a liquid impregnant without using a pickling additive and at least drying the impregnated support layer. The aim of the invention is to provide a decorative surface, the coloring of which by the end consumer can be modified in a particularly simple manner and which is particularly inexpensive and resistant. This is achieved in that a layer of coating agent is deposited on the upper face of the support layer and is dried, and the support layer is then connected to a material, wherein the layer is cured in order to form an open-pore layer which is at least as transparent as possible upon drying and/or connecting to the upper face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Pius Steinmann
  • Patent number: 10828874
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite board composed of wood material, comprising a middle layer composed of plywood, wherein the middle layer is connected to at least one outer layer composed of fiberboard. In order to provide an economically producible composite board having improved strength properties, an artificial resin-impregnated paper according to the invention is arranged between the middle layer and the outer layer. The invention further relates to a method for producing the composite board composed of wood material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO TEC AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Josef Hofer
  • Patent number: 10759126
    Abstract: A carrier for carrying an ophthalmic lens comprises: a basket (10) comprising a basket wall defining a concave cavity for accommodating an ophthalmic lens (100), the basket further comprising at least three recesses (12) arranged in the basket wall at different locations along the circumference of the basket (10); and a retainer (20) comprising at least three retainer arms (21) arranged in a star-shaped configuration corresponding to the arrangement of the recesses (12) along the circumference of the basket (10). In an assembled state each retainer arm (21) of the retainer (20) engages with a corresponding one of the recesses (12) in the basket wall of the basket (10) to retain the ophthalmic lens (100) in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stutz, Thomas Leibold, Jennifer Schmitt, Roger Biel, Matthias Braun, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Frederick Waldern, Daniel Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10661531
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive bond between two elements each having a dried adhesive film (26, 34) of a one-component adhesive applied to it in the factory, wherein the adhesive films (26, 34) have merged into a single adhesive layer, and further including a mechanical draw-out resistance element extending from a first element of the two elements toward a second element of the two elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Alfred Waldmuller
  • Patent number: 10399377
    Abstract: A method for providing a roller assembly for producing a decorative pattern on a wood material surface, wherein the roller assembly comprises at least one decorative paint roller and at least one structured lacquer application or embossing roller, and the structured lacquer application or embossing roller and the decorative paint roller are matched to create a structured decorative pattern, includes the steps of applying first the decorative paint roller and then the structured lacquer application roller on the wood material surface. The method uses at least two different decorative paint rollers for creating two different decorative patterns are matched with a structured lacquer application or embossing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ralf Sczepan, Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20190135027
    Abstract: A method for the refinement of a panel and an apparatus for the refinement of a panel according to a method of this type. The method for the refinement of a panel includes: unpacking of a panel having a core made from wood material from a transport-safe packaging, a grounding in the form of at least one synthetic resin layer pressed together with the core and, if appropriate, a primer being arranged on a top side of the core, and a coating being arranged on a core underside lying opposite the top side of the core, and connection and locking means being attached to at least two mutually opposite side faces; application of a decorative layer having a decoration to the grounding or primer; and application of at least one wear layer to the decorative layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Norbert KALWA, Roger BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20190126600
    Abstract: A carrier material has a resin layer arranged on a side of the carrier material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Roger BRAUN, Andreas GIER, Dorin MOISCH, Pius STEINMANN
  • Patent number: 10226960
    Abstract: A method for the refinement of a panel and an apparatus for the refinement of a panel according to a method of this type. The method for the refinement of a panel includes: unpacking of a panel having a core made from wood material from a transport-safe packaging, a grounding in the form of at least one synthetic resin layer pressed together with the core and, if appropriate, a primer being arranged on a top side of the core, and a coating being arranged on a core underside lying opposite the top side of the core, and connection and locking means being attached to at least two mutually opposite side faces; application of a decorative layer having a decoration to the grounding or primer; and application of at least one wear layer to the decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20190047263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite board composed of wood material, comprising a middle layer composed of plywood, wherein the middle layer is connected to at least one outer layer composed of fiberboard. In order to provide an economically producible composite board having improved strength properties, an artificial resin-impregnated paper according to the invention is arranged between the middle layer and the outer layer. The invention further relates to a method for producing the composite board composed of wood material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SWISS KRONO TEC AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Josef Hofer
  • Publication number: 20170334237
    Abstract: A method for the production of grounded panels and to a panel having a core made from a wood material board. The method includes provision of a wood material board, application of a grounding in the form of a synthetic resin layer to at least one topside of the wood material board, application of a coating to an underside, lying opposite the topside of the wood material board, of the wood material board, pressing of the layer build-up consisting of the wood material board, grounding and coating under the influence of pressure and, if appropriate, temperature, division of the grounded and coated wood material board into individual panels, cutting machining of side faces of the panels for the incorporation of connection and locking means, and transport-safe packaging of the grounded panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Roger BRAUN, Norbert KALWA
  • Patent number: 9725913
    Abstract: A panel has an upper side facing the room in the use position and a lower side facing the floor. The lower side is coated, at least in sections, with a bonding layer composed of polymer. The bonding layer has an uneven surface on the outer side facing away from the panel, and has been coated at least in sections with a damping layer composed of polymer. A covering composed of panels, a process and an apparatus for producing the panels are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Swiss Krono Tec AG
    Inventor: Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20170211281
    Abstract: A panel has an upper side facing the room in the use position and a lower side facing the floor. The lower side is coated, at least in sections, with a bonding layer composed of polymer. The bonding layer has an uneven surface on the outer side facing away from the panel, and has been coated at least in sections with a damping layer composed of polymer. A covering composed of panels, a process and an apparatus for producing the panels are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20170144475
    Abstract: A method for providing a roller assembly for producing a decorative pattern on a wood material surface, wherein the roller assembly comprises at least one decorative paint roller and at least one structured lacquer application or embossing roller, and the structured lacquer application or embossing roller and the decorative paint roller are matched to create a structured decorative pattern, includes the steps of applying first the decorative paint roller and then the structured lacquer application roller on the wood material surface. The method uses at least two different decorative paint rollers for creating two different decorative patterns are matched with a structured lacquer application or embossing roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Ralf Sczepan, Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20170066282
    Abstract: A method for the refinement of a panel and an apparatus for the refinement of a panel according to a method of this type. The method for the refinement of a panel includes: unpacking of a panel having a core made from wood material from a transport-safe packaging, a grounding in the form of at least one synthetic resin layer pressed together with the core and, if appropriate, a primer being arranged on a top side of the core, and a coating being arranged on a core underside lying opposite the top side of the core, and connection and locking means being attached to at least two mutually opposite side faces; application of a decorative layer having a decoration to the grounding or primer; and application of at least one wear layer to the decorative layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Norbert KALWA, Roger BRAUN
  • Patent number: 9522567
    Abstract: A method for the refinement of a panel and an apparatus for the refinement of a panel according to a method of this type. The method for the refinement of a panel includes: unpacking of a panel having a core made from wood material from a transport-safe packaging, a grounding in the form of at least one synthetic resin layer pressed together with the core and, if appropriate, a primer being arranged on a top side of the core, and a coating being arranged on a core underside lying opposite the top side of the core, and connection and locking means being attached to at least two mutually opposite side faces; application of a decorative layer having a decoration to the grounding or primer; and application of at least one wear layer to the decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Norbert Kalwa
  • Publication number: 20160339673
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive bond between two elements each having a dried adhesive film (26, 34) of a one-component adhesive applied to it in the factory, wherein the adhesive films (26, 34) have merged into a single adhesive layer, and further including a mechanical draw-out resistance element extending from a first element of the two elements toward a second element of the two elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Alfred Waldmuller
  • Patent number: 9482004
    Abstract: A method for producing a panel sandwich (2, 17, 40) for use as a wall, ceiling or floor panel (1, 16) comprising at least the following steps: providing a base panel (7, 20, 31) made of wood-based material, arranging a sound-insulating layer (9, 18) above the base panel (7, 20, 31), arranging a cover panel (11, 22, 38) above the base panel (7, 20, 31), pressing the sandwich, wherein an elastic plastic material is used to produce the sound-insulating layer (9, 18), wherein according to a first alternative of the invention, a closed-cell foam (9a) is arranged as the elastic plastic material, wherein the plastic material before being introduced into the sandwich panel has an elasticity modulus under pressure of 0.25 MPa to 1.5 MPa, according to a second alternative of the invention, the elastic plastic material applied is a self-adhesive plastic material (18c) which connects the base panel (20) to the cover panel (22), is elastic when set, has an elasticity modulus under pressure of 0.25 MPa to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Roger Braun
  • Patent number: 9440257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a glue-coated element, to the glue-coated element, to an adhesive compound and to a method for producing glue-coated derived timber panels, as well as to panels produced according to the method. The method for producing a glue-coated element that can be glued with other similarly glue-coated elements, comprises the steps of applying a one-component adhesive to at least one surface section of the element and drying the applied one-component adhesive. According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, draw-out resistance elements are provided on the glue-covered element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Alfred Waldmuller
  • Patent number: 9238767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hybrid adhesive, in particular for use in the production of engineered wood such as particle boards, fiber boards, plywood or glued-laminated timber, comprising at least one polycondensation adhesive, at least one polyaddition adhesive, and at least one particular, in particular a nanoparticle smaller than 500 nm, wherein the at least one particle is modified with at least one compound of the general Formula (I) RaSiX(4-a), or the general Formula (II) ObXc(OH)dReSiO(4-b-c-d-e)/2. The present invention also relates to the use of the adhesive in engineered wood boards and to methods for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Andreas Gier, Joachim Hasch