Patents by Inventor Steffen Beyer

Steffen Beyer 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: 10816961
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a product according to a production plan includes a plurality of production steps. The method includes providing a plurality of production modules, for each production step of the plurality of production steps, independently executing a negotiation process for selecting a production module, and disposing the selected production modules, each selected for performing one of the production steps, for performing the plurality of production steps. The negotiation process includes designating production modules that are capable of performing the production step, assigning module parameters to the designated production modules, calculating a cost for each of the designated production modules based on the module parameters of the respective production module, and selecting one of the designated production modules as a function of the calculated cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Silvio Becher, Dagmar Beyer, Jan-Gregor Fischer, Steffen Lamparter, Michael Pirker
  • Patent number: 10759713
    Abstract: A fibrous preform (1) is produced, provided with a sandwich structure comprising an intermediate flexible core (4) and two outer fibrous frames (2, 3), respectively arranged on opposing outer faces of said flexible core (4) and assembled by sections of wire (8, 9) passing through said fibrous frames (2, 3), said preform (1) being impregnated with resin. Said preform is then hardened and the core (4) is removed, preferably by pre-densification with chemical vapour infiltration, and the structure produced is then densified with liquid-phase infiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: MBDA FRANCE, AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Bouchez, Steffen Beyer, Stephan Schmidt-Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20170217843
    Abstract: A fibrous preform (1) is produced, provided with a sandwich structure comprising an intermediate flexible core (4) and two outer fibrous frames (2, 3), respectively arranged on opposing outer faces of said flexible core (4) and assembled by sections of wire (8, 9) passing through said fibrous frames (2, 3), said preform (1) being impregnated with resin. Said preform is then hardened and the core (4) is removed, preferably by pre-densification with chemical vapour infiltration, and the structure produced is then densified with liquid-phase infiltration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Marc BOUCHEZ, Steffen BEYER, Stephan Schmidt-Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20150298213
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing components from parts made from different materials involves producing a transition between one part made from a first material and another part made from a second material by an additive layer manufacturing method. The additive layer manufacturing method involves starting with the first material and then gradually changing the material composition to the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Steffen BEYER, Torsten SEBALD
  • Publication number: 20100151256
    Abstract: A method for producing a component having a base body made of a carbon fiber reinforced ceramic and a protective layer which is applied on the base body includes the following steps: providing the base body: applying a first layer on the base body, the first layer comprising a slip with reactive carbon; applying a second layer on the first layer, the second layer comprising a slip with silicon. The application of the layers can be carried out by painting, brushing, filling or dipping techniques, or by fully automatable spraying devices. Finally, the silicon of the second layer is liquefied in a thermal treatment, so that the liquid silicon penetrates into the first layer and forms with the reactive carbon a reaction protective layer composed of a silicon carbide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Rolf Meistring, Franz Maidl, Stephan Schmidt, Christian Wilhelmi
  • Patent number: 7478742
    Abstract: A method for producing a brazed joint having at least one of a metal/ceramic joint and a ceramic/ceramic joint. The method includes forming bores in at least one ceramic surface to be brazed, and the bores have an average diameter of greater than 550 ?m. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: EADS SPACE Transportation GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Stephan Schmidt, Jan Hauptmann, Gunter Kirchhoff, Erich Lugscheider
  • Patent number: 7293403
    Abstract: A combustion chamber, in particular for a rocket drive, includes at least one jacket madeof a composite material with a ceramic matrix. The composite material contains a fibrous structure made of carbon-containing fibers, and the fibrous structure comprises layers of fibers that form a three-dimensional matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Astrium GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Helmut Knabe, Dieter Preclik
  • Publication number: 20050145679
    Abstract: A method for producing a brazed joint having at least one of a metal/ceramic joint and a ceramic/ceramic joint. The method includes forming bores in at least one ceramic surface to be brazed, and the bores have an average diameter of greater than 550 ?m. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Stephan Schmidt, Jan Hauptmann, Gunter Kirchhoff, Erich Lugscheider
  • Patent number: 6889496
    Abstract: A combustion chamber structure for a rocket engine or the like, has a combustion chamber liner with cooling channels and at least one manifold for feeding and removing a coolant, particularly a cryogenic fuel. The at least one manifold is brazed together with the combustion chamber liner and the area of the combustion chamber liner that is not covered by the at least one manifold is coated with an electroplated structural jacket. The invention also includes a method for manufacturing the combustion chamber structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: EADS Space Transportation GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Peter Bichler, Wolfgang Keinath, Roland Kindermann, Dieter Kunzmann
  • Patent number: 6890660
    Abstract: A combustion chamber, in particular for a rocket drive, comprises at least one jacket made of a composite material with a ceramic matrix. The composite material contains a fibrous structure made of carbon-containing fibers, and the fibrous structure comprises layers of fibers that form a three-dimensional matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Astrium GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Helmut Knabe, Dieter Preclik
  • Publication number: 20040148924
    Abstract: A combustion chamber structure for a rocket engine or the like, has a combustion chamber liner with cooling channels and at least one manifold for feeding and removing a coolant, particularly a cryogenic fuel. The at least one manifold is brazed together with the combustion chamber liner and the area of the combustion chamber liner that is not covered by the at least one manifold is coated with an electroplated structural jacket. The invention also includes a method for manufacturing the combustion chamber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Peter Bichler, Wolfgang Keinath, Roland Kindermann, Dieter Kunzmann
  • Publication number: 20040128979
    Abstract: A combustion chamber, in particular for a rocket drive, comprises at least one jacket made of a composite material with a ceramic matrix. The composite material contains a fibrous structure made of carbon-containing fibers, and the fibrous structure comprises layers of fibers that form a three-dimensional matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Astrium GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Helmut Knabe, Dieter Preclik
  • Publication number: 20030021974
    Abstract: A combustion chamber, in particular for a rocket drive, comprises at least one jacket made of a composite material with a ceramic matrix. The composite material contains a fibrous structure made of carbon-containing fibers, and the fibrous structure comprises layers of fibers that form a three-dimensional matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Helmut Knabe, Dieter Preclik
  • Patent number: 6202405
    Abstract: A combustion chamber wall structure for a high performance propulsion plant or a wall structure for a nozzle of flying bodies has an outer pressure jacket and an inner wall member provided with a multitude of cooling channels. In operation the inner wall is in contact with hot gases. An intermediate layer made of a material having shape memory characteristics and/or superelastic characteristics is arranged between the inner wall member and the outer pressure jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Dietmar Wiedmann
  • Patent number: 6182442
    Abstract: A wall construction for a combustion chamber or thrust nozzle of a high power engine of a flying body includes an inner wall body that is subjected to the hot gases within the combustion chamber, and an outer jacket that surrounds the inner wall body and carries the mechanical loads. The inner wall body has a plurality of cooling channels through which a cooling medium may flow. The outer jacket is made of a long-fiber C/SiC composite material, while the inner wall member is made of a short fiber C/SiC composite material. The reduced thermal expansion coefficient of this ceramic composite material in comparison to metal alloys leads to a reduced straining and reduced deformation of the wall construction and therewith an increased operating life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Guenther Schmidt, Steffen Beyer
  • Patent number: 6146714
    Abstract: A pulsed laser deposition (PLD) process is used for forming a functional metal, ceramic, or ceramic/metal layer on an inner wall of a hollow body. Simultaneously with the deposition process, a thin-film laser treatment is carried out, whereby a laser beam impinges on the coating layer as it is being formed to achieve a rapid heating followed by a rapid cooling and solidification of the deposited coating layer. In this context, the energy and material flux densities are prescribed and controlled as a function of the spacing of the condensation region from the substrate surface. Laser pulses having an energy of 1 to 2 Joules and a pulse repetition rate of 10 to 50 Hz are used. The pulse duration as well as the residual gas atmosphere in the vacuum deposition chamber are controlled so that the generated plasma flux forms the desired layered grain structure, namely a glassy amorphous structure, a columnar structure, or a polycrystalline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Steffen Beyer, Reiner Dietsch, Hermann Mai, Wolfgang Pompe