Patents by Inventor Thomas Köster

Thomas Köster 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: 20090199682
    Abstract: A pliers-type gripping tool includes a pair of gripping jaws, a pair of pivotally connected hand grip levers for operating the gripping jaws between an open separated condition and a closed gripping condition, and an adjusting device for varying one of the physical operating properties of the tool. In one embodiment, the hand grip levers are sectional, and the adjusting device includes an angle setting arrangement for determining the angular relationship of the sections, thereby to permit use of the tool to engage an object at a relatively inaccessible location. In a second embodiment, at least one of the levers includes a metal lever body member partially enclosed by a synthetic plastic shell member. An adjusting device controls the lateral relative positions of the lever body and shell members to adjust the effective thickness of the hand grips to correspond with the size of the hand of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Guenther Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Weldler, Siegfried Storm
  • Publication number: 20090188349
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes a releasable fastening device for fastening a knife cassette to at least one of the knife carrier members that are longitudinally displaced by the pivotally connected tool handle members to remove a severed length of insulation from a longitudinally-arranged insulated conductor that is clamped between by the tool gripping jaws. A U-shaped resilient fastener spring wire has leg portions that are resiliently biased apart, at least one of the legs containing a laterally extending bulge portion that extends into a corresponding locking slot contained in a side wall of the knife cassette. To release and replace the knife cassette, the protruding free extremities of the leg portions of the spring wire are displaced together, thereby to remove the leg bulge portion from the slot contained in the cassette outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Guenther Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler, Siegfried Storm
  • Publication number: 20090158900
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes an adjusting device for adjusting the cutting profile provided by the knife edges of a stack of parallel lamellar cutting blades pivotally connected at one end with a knife holder for independent pivotal movement about a first pivot axis parallel with the tool handle pivot axis. The adjusting device comprises a cylindrical support member that is mounted in the associated knife holder for rotation about an axis parallel with the first pivot axis. The circumferential surface of the support cylinder includes a plurality of segments that are selectively engaged by flat portions of the cutting blades, thereby to define different cutting profiles, respectively. The knife holder is connected for longitudinal displacement on one the clamping jaws of the tool handles, thereby to remove a severed length of the insulation layer from the insulated conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Guenter Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler, Siegfried Storm
  • Publication number: 20090151522
    Abstract: An accessory for pliers-type tools includes a shell that is removably connected with one or both levers of the tool to alter the size of the gripping portion of the tool to conform with the size of the user's hand. Each shell has a generally L-shaped configuration and an outer gripping surface which is arched, preferably in both longitudinal and latitudinal directions, to accommodate the user's hand. In addition, the levers include an opening adjacent to the gripping portion and the shells include a locking mechanism adapted to engage the lever within the opening to connect the shell with the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Siegfried Storm, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Guenter Hanning, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler
  • Publication number: 20090126534
    Abstract: An insulation stripping tool of the pliers-type includes an adjustable pull rod stop device for limiting the extent of travel of the longitudinally displaceable pull rod and the cutting and stripping blades connected thereto, thereby to produce only partial removal of a length of severed insulation layer from an insulated conductor. An adjustable conductor stop device is mounted on at least one of the cutting and stripping blade holders for limiting the extent to which the end of the insulated conductor is inserted into the open mouth of the stripping tool. A stationary scale is mounted on one of the handles adjacent the adjustable conductor stop device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Siegfried Storm, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Guenter Hanning, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler
  • Publication number: 20090120242
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes a pair of blade holders that are removably connected with the pull rod that longitudinally displaces the blades relative to the handle shell when a severed length of insulation is stripped from the insulated conductor. A resilient ejector arrangement in provided for ejecting from the handle shell the length of stripped insulation. In order to permit use of the insulation stripping tool with insulated conductors of various sizes and diameters, a blade depth adjusting device is provided for adjusting the distance between at least one of the blade holders and the associated clamping jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Siegfried Storm, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Guenter Hanning, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler
  • Publication number: 20080247142
    Abstract: Electronic module (10), and an electric motor (12) containing one, and also a production method for one, having an electrically conductive first substrate (16) which has a basic body (54) and which has a second electrically conductive substrate (18) mounted on it, and having at least one power component which is arranged on a first substrate (16), and the second substrate (18) is fitted with further components (40) on a side (32) which is remote from the first substrate (16), where the second substrate (18) has a smaller base area (19) than the basic body (54) of the first substrate (16), and the power components (22) are mounted on the first substrate (16) outside the outer perimeter (70) of the second substrate (18)—next to the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Kuno Wolf, Thomas Koester, Stefan Hornung, Wolfgang Feiler
  • Patent number: 7325438
    Abstract: A crimping tool is provided for crimping upon on a shielded data cable a plug connector having a body portion, and a cable shield clamping portion that is initially angularly arranged in an open loading position, characterized by the provision of a pair of operating handles that are pivotally connected for relative movement from an open position toward a partially closed intermediate position, thereby to displace the cable shield portion toward a crimping position in alignment with the plug connector body portion. A crimping arrangement is subsequently operable upon displacement of the handles from the intermediate position to the closed position to crimp not only the clamping portion concentrically about the outer circumferential surface of the shielded data cable, but also the region at the end of the plug connector body portion adjacent the clamping portion, thereby to crimp the female contacts of the plug connector onto the bare conductors of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Heggemann, Thomas Arndt, Günther Hanning, Thomas Köster
  • Patent number: 7208829
    Abstract: A semiconductor component that is able to be produced simply, quickly, and yet reliably and that usable for power applications, and including a semiconductor chip, a lower, first main electrode layer formed on a first side of the semiconductor chip, a lower control electrode layer formed on the first side, an insulation layer formed on the first side between the lower first main electrode layer and the lower control electrode layer and which partly covers the lower first main electrode layer, an upper first main electrode layer which is formed on the lower first main electrode layer, an upper control electrode layer which is formed on the lower control electrode layer and the insulation layer and extends on the insulation layer partially above the lower first main electrode layer, and a second main electrode layer formed on a second side of the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Henning Hauenstein, Rainer Topp, Jochen Seibold, Dirk Balszunat, Stefan Ernst, Wolfgang Feiler, Thomas Koester, Stefan Hornung, Dieter Streb
  • Patent number: 7096760
    Abstract: A pliers-type stripping tool includes a base, a pair of pivot levers pivotally connected with the base, a pair of clamping members connected for relative longitudinal displacement on one of the pivot levers, a pair of cutting members connected for relative longitudinal displacement on the other of the pivot levers, a first spring biasing the clamping jaws apart, a second spring biasing the cutting jaws apart, and a first operating arrangement operable by a pair of pivotally-connected handles to displace the clamping and cutting jaws together from their normal separated conditions toward adjacent positions in clamping and insulation-piercing engagement with an insulated conductor positioned therebetween. The cutting members sever a length of the insulation layer that extends concentrically around the conductor, and a second operating arrangement is operable by the handles to separate the pivot levers, thereby to strip the severed insulation layer from the bare conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Schmode, Günter Hanning, Detlev Hetland, Christian Heggemann, Thomas Köster
  • Publication number: 20060163648
    Abstract: A semiconductor component that is able to be produced simply, quickly, and yet reliably and that usable for power applications, and including a semiconductor chip, a lower, first main electrode layer formed on a first side of the semiconductor chip, a lower control electrode layer formed on the first side, an insulation layer formed on the first side between the lower first main electrode layer and the lower control electrode layer and which partly covers the lower first main electrode layer, an upper first main electrode layer which is formed on the lower first main electrode layer, an upper control electrode layer which is formed on the lower control electrode layer and the insulation layer and extends on the insulation layer partially above the lower first main electrode layer, and a second main electrode layer formed on a second side of the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Henning Hauenstein, Rainer Topp, Jochen Seibold, Dirk Balszunat, Stefan Ernst, Wolfgang Feiler, Thomas Koester, Stefan Hornung, Dieter Streb
  • Publication number: 20050088277
    Abstract: A system for connecting a household appliance to an external apparatus for the purpose of parameterizing, error diagnosing and remotely maintaining the former by an exchange of electromagnetic radiation signals consisting, on the one hand, of separated sequences of first search codes made up of a plurality of code words differing from each other transmitted to receive an answer signal consisting of a single code word and generated in response to a predetermined number of transmitted first search codes being in conformity with second search codes stored at the device receiving at least a predetermined number of sequences of the first search code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Joerg Boeger, Torsten Erdmann, Thomas Koester, Detlef Niehaus, Herbert Krauthausen
  • Patent number: D592473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Storm, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Christian Heggemann, Guenther Hanning, Andreas Wedler