Patents by Inventor Thomas Kettner

Thomas Kettner 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: 10767286
    Abstract: A device for piecing a thread at a workstation of a textile machine includes a suction nozzle configured to pick up a thread end of the thread from a bobbin, the suction nozzle including an entry opening for the thread. A feeder unit is movable with respect to the suction nozzle and includes a cover element configured to close the entry opening in a first position (I) of the feeder unit and to unblock the entry opening in a second position (II) of the feeder unit. The cover element includes a thread-guiding element having an open contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Mario Maleck, Robert Hagl, Thomas Gruber, Robin Wein, Christian Kettner, Bernd Bahlmann, Romeo Pohn
  • Publication number: 20200256388
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections and forming pockets for receiving at least one rolling element. The first ring section and/or the at least one second ring section includes a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge to form a to-be-formed pocket. The joint is spaced from the plurality of bridges, and the joint edge is formed by laser cutting. The joint edge may include a chamfer on a radially outer side and/or on a radially inner side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256387
    Abstract: A bearing cage segment of a sheet metal cage includes first and second sheet metal ring sections and bridges therebetween defining a plurality of pockets for receiving rolling elements. A first circumferential joint edge of the segment is configured to connect to a second circumferential joint edge of the segment or to a second joint edge of another segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one alignment element, such as a projection or contour, that is configured to align the first joint edge radially, axially and/or circumferentially against the second joint edge which may include a complementary alignment element such as a recess or complementary contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256392
    Abstract: A sheet-metal bearing cage segment has a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other such that a pocket for receiving at least one rolling element is formed between each circumferentially adjacent pair of the bridges. The first and/or second ring section includes at least one recess on the radially inner side and/or the radially outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256389
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes first and second ring sections, bridges connecting the ring sections to form pockets for rolling elements and a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge. The joint edge is disposed such that it will be located in one of the bridges after the joint edge is connected to the another circumferentially facing joint edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256390
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first sheet metal ring section, at least one second sheet metal ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other, adjacent pairs of the bridges forming pockets configured to receive at least one rolling element. At least one edge of the first ring section and/or at least one edge of the at least one second ring section and/or of one of the bridges is at least partially formed by laser cutting. Also a method of forming a sheet metal bearing cage at least partially by laser cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256391
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections to each other and defining a plurality of pockets between the bridges. The bearing cage segment includes first and second circumferentially directed joint edges, the first joint edge is configured to connect to the second joint edge of the bearing cage segment or to a second joint edge of another sheet metal bearing cage segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one body of welding material projecting from the joint edge. The body of welding material may be pressed against the second joint edge while leaving a gap between the joint edges, and the welding material can be liquified by a resistance welding process to connect the joint edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Patent number: 10689779
    Abstract: A thread guide unit is used for drawing off a thread out of a rotor of a spinning unit of an open-end spinning machine. The thread guide unit includes a draw-off tube, and a compressed air nozzle configured with the draw-off tube. A thread outlet element extends into the draw-off tube. The compressed air nozzle includes a mouth formed as a gap between an inner diameter surface of the draw-off tube and the thread outlet element. A method for operating a spinning unit of an open-end spinning machine having the thread guide unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Baier, Robert Hagl, Thomas Gruber, Christian Kettner, Mario Maleck, Robin Wein, Markus Kuebler, Andreas Frank
  • Patent number: 10676360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for separating semi-conducting and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from each other and, if present, from other carbonaceous material, or for separating semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from other carbonaceous material via density separation using a solution of a polytungstate; to semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes obtained by this method; and to the use of these semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CLAP Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wieland Reis, Alexander Kraus, Jules Mikhael, Michael Kaiser, Matthias Georg Schwab, Thomas Weitz, Michel Kettner
  • Patent number: 10384908
    Abstract: A textile machine and associated operational method are provided, wherein the textile machine has a plurality of workstations for (a) delivering a thread to a bobbin, (b) laying the thread on the bobbin, (c) winding the thread on the bobbin, and (d) finding a thread end wound on the bobbin with a suction nozzle. The thread is run through the suction nozzle during delivery to the bobbin such that the thread enters an inlet mouth in the suction nozzle and exits the suction nozzle through an extraction mouth. Starting from a thread delivery device at the workstation, the thread is run freely until the thread enters the inlet mouth of the suction nozzle directly in front of the bobbin. For finding of the thread end wound on the bobbin, the thread end is sucked into the suction nozzle through the extraction mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Maleck, Thomas Gruber, Robin Wein, Christian Kettner, Robert Hagl
  • Publication number: 20190218688
    Abstract: A method for automatically piecing a thread at a workstation of a textile machine, includes seeking an end of the thread on a surface of a bobbin with a suction nozzle and unwinding the thread from the bobbin counter to a regular draw-off direction of the thread and sucking the thread into the suction nozzle. The bobbin is driven in a direction of reverse rotation with a drive. A thread loop is draw-opened in the thread and moved towards a piecing unit via movement of a feeder unit. The bobbin is driven in the direction of reverse rotation during the drawing-open of the thread loop such that the thread is unwound from the bobbin. A speed of reverse rotation of the bobbin is coordinated with movement of the feeder unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Romeo Pohn, Sebastian Brandl, Mario Maleck, Frank Baier, Robert Hagl, Thomas Gruber, Robin Wein, Christian Kettner, Andreas Hoyer
  • Patent number: 6062304
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a water-cooled internal combustion engine having a lubricant cooling system and an exhaust gas recirculation system includes a housing with cooling water inlet and outlet stubs by way of which cooling water is conducted through the interior of the housing, and a lubricant cooler is formed in the housing and separated from the cooling water space by a zigzag-shaped intermediate wall and a recirculated exhaust gas cooler is disposed in the housing in heat exchange relation with the cooling water flowing through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Daimler Chrysler A.G.
    Inventors: Adolf Kremer, Thomas Kettner
  • Patent number: 5954035
    Abstract: In a venting arrangement for a crankcase of an internal combustion engine including a centrifugal separator having a rotatable housing with an inlet channel for the admission of an oil-air mixture and an exit channel for the discharge of air from which the oil has been removed, the inlet channel extends essentially in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of the housing, but in spaced relationship from the axis so that oil which has been separated from the oil-air mixture moves, subjected to centrifugal forces, radially outwardly at a 90.degree. angle to the generally axial oil-air mixture flow through the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Daimler Chrysler AG
    Inventors: Christian Hofer, Thomas Kettner, Siegfried Weber, Roland Weik
  • Patent number: 5877624
    Abstract: Measuring arrangement for contactless measurement of rotational speed. The measuring arrangement operates using a stationary pulse wire sensor (5) which is activated by the magnetic fields of several revolving, radially aligned magnets (4). The rotational speed of a component (3a) arranged on a shaft (3) is detected by each pulse being triggered in the pulse wire sensor (5) by two opposite poles (N, S) lying at an axial distance to each other. The measuring arrangement provides reliable measurements irrespective of the rotational speed, in particular in the lower measuring range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Elster Produktion GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Loetz-Dauer, Thomas Kettner
  • Patent number: 5669409
    Abstract: The gas-pressure controller according to the present invention is characterised in that an obturator disc (9) is connected to a valve spindle (7) on the inlet side so that it can move axially. The obturator disc (9) is pressed by an elastic component in the "open" direction and opens to give a flow channel (3) when the output pressure is above a minimum value. The obturator disc (9) closes off the flow channel (3) when the output pressure drops below the minimum value leaving an extremely small flow aperture (12). The gas-pressure controller proposed is intended for use in medium-pressure applications. The controller starts up again automatically after a gas failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Elster Produktion GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kettner, George Welker