Patents by Inventor Stephen Behle

Stephen Behle 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: 7810448
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for the coating of hollow bodies, in particular for the internal coating of plastic drinks bottles by means of a PICVD. It is an object of the invention to ensure a flexible process sequence, a high throughput, an improved supply of fluid and a high-quality coating. The invention in particular proposes a rotary apparatus which comprises a treatment device with double reactors for receiving in each case at least one workpiece, a fluid supply apparatus and at least one fluid control device, which can be used to control the supply of fluid to the treatment device. It is preferable for the vacuum pumps to be arranged on the rotor such that they rotate therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Stephen Behle, Andreas Lüttringhaus-Henkel, Gregor Arnold, Matthias Bicker, Jürgen Klein
  • Publication number: 20060099340
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for the coating of hollow bodies, in particular for the internal coating of plastic drinks bottles by means of a PICVD is provided. The method ensures a flexible process sequence, a high throughput, an improved supply of fluid and a high-quality coating. The rotary apparatus includes a treatment device with double reactors for receiving in each case at least one workpiece, a fluid supply apparatus and at least one fluid control device, which can be used to control the supply of fluid to the treatment device. It is preferable for the vacuum pumps to be arranged on the rotor such that they rotate therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Stephen Behle, Andreas Lüttringhaus-Henkel, Gregor Arnold, Matthias Bicker, Jurgen Klein
  • Publication number: 20050223988
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a vacuum coating of substrates is provided. The apparatus for vacuum coating of substrates includes a conveyor device, at least one coating station having a plurality of coating places, which is conveyed on the conveyor device, an evacuation device, as well as a device for rotating the coating places on the conveyor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Behle, Andreas Luttringhaus-Henkel, Harmut Bauch
  • Publication number: 20040247948
    Abstract: A composite material having a substrate material and at least one barrier coating on one side of the substrate material. The barrier coating is plasma impulse chemical vapor deposited (PICVD) to the substrate material. The barrier coating includes at least one of material selected from the group consisting of SiOx, TiOx, SnOx, Si3Ny, Nb2Oy, and Al2Oy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen Behle, Lutz Klippe, Matthias Bicker, Marten Walther
  • Publication number: 20030232150
    Abstract: To enable CVD coating with long coating times in an economical manner, the invention provides a CVD coating device, which comprises a conveyor, at least one coating station for coating workpieces, at least one evacuator and a device that generates a plasma in at least one subregion of the coating station, in which device at least two workpieces can be received in the at least one coating station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Gregor Arnold, Stephen Behle, Andreas Luttringhaus-Henkel, Matthias Bicker
  • Publication number: 20030219547
    Abstract: To make it easier to move workpieces into and out of reactors in order for them to be treated by CVD therein, the invention provides a device for the CVD treatment of workpieces which comprises a conveyor and at least one reactor secured to the conveyor, the device having at least one mechanical control cam and the reactor having an opening and closing device that is actuated by the at least one control cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Gregor Arnold, Stephen Behle, Andreas Luttringhaus-Henkel, Matthias Bicker