Patents by Inventor Thomas Popp

Thomas Popp 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: 20060225265
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mandrel for fabricating a monolithic composite nacelle panel for use on an airplane. Also disclosed is the method of constructing the mandrel, the method of assembling the mandrel, and the method of disassembling the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Burnett, David Hackler, Timothy Wilson, John Welch, Thomas Popp, Christopher Sawyer, Leo Hoadley, Leroy Fulbright, Mitchel Granger, Barry Craig, Phillip Kenney
  • Publication number: 20060081102
    Abstract: One advantageous embodiment of the present invention is an enhanced pinmat (12) for perforating a composite laminate sheet (20). The enhanced pinmat (12) includes a mat portion (22) and a series of pins (24) extending from the mat portion (22). Each pin (24) has a shank portion (30) extending from the mat portion (22) and a tip portion (32) extending from the shank portion (30). The tip portion (32) includes a base portion (34) extending from the shank portion (30), an accelerating portion (36) extending from the base portion (34), and a piercing portion (38) extending from the accelerating portion (36). The piercing portion (38) is utilized for penetrating the composite laminate sheet (20) within a substantially low range of applied pressure for forming a hole within the composite laminate sheet (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Welch, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 6457827
    Abstract: A film guide for a movie camera 1 with a distance window 5 positioned in the shooting path of rays 3 of the movie camera 1, whereby this distance window 5 has a picture gate 52 and a platen 7a, between which the movie film 6 is moved. At least the upper surface of the platen 7a facing the movie film 6 is formed in a ray-absorbing or non-reflecting way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Claus Groaser, Thomas Popp
  • Publication number: 20020021413
    Abstract: A film guide for a movie camera 1 with a distance window 5 positioned in the shooting path of rays 3 of the movie camera 1, whereby this distance window 5 has a picture gate 52 and a platen 7a, between which the movie film 6 is moved. At least the upper surface of the platen 7a facing the movie film 6 is formed in a ray-absorbing or non-reflecting way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: CLAUS GROSSER, THOMAS POPP
  • Patent number: 6287332
    Abstract: An implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular a coronary stent, comprises a combination of metal materials which dissolves in the human body without any harmful effects on the person that wears the implant. The combination of metal materials can be an alloy or a local galvanic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero Berlin
    Inventors: Armin Bolz, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 5822177
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor, in particular a tantalum electrolytic capacitor, is provided with a metal anode, in particular a sintered tantalum anode (1), a non-conducting insulating layer applied on it by means of molding the metal anode (1) for forming the dielectric of the electrolytic capacitor, an electrolyte in liquid, pasty or solid form, which forms the cathode of the electrolytic capacitor, and a flat cathode contact (5, 17) for providing current to the electrolyte. The flat cathode contact (5, 7) is provided with an electrically conducting, fractal surface coating (6), at least in the area of its contact surface with the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess-Und Therapiegerate GmbH & Co. Ingenieurburo Berlin
    Inventors: Thomas Popp, Armin Bolz
  • Patent number: 5703021
    Abstract: A description is given of superconducting substances having a content of Bi, Sr, Ca and Cu, and of processes for their preparation from the metal oxides within a range which is specified by the overall composition Bi.sub.a (Sr,Ca).sub.b -Cu.sub.6 O.sub.x, where a=3-24 and b=3.23-24, with an Sr/Ca atomic ratio of 1:9-9:1 and a Bi:(Ca+Sr) atomic ratio of 0.3-1.5. The transition temperature is at least 60 K. The principal phase crystallizes in the orthorhombic system. The pure compounds Bi.sub.4 (Sr,Ca).sub.4 Cu.sub.2 O.apprxeq..sub.12 and Bi.sub.4 (Sr,Ca).sub.6 Cu.sub.4 O.apprxeq..sub.20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Georg von Schnering, Winfried Becker, Martin Schwarz, Bernhard Hettich, Martin Hartweg, Leonhard Walz, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 5285225
    Abstract: Motion-picture camera with a taking optics for projecting frames onto a motion-picture film, moved by means of a film transport mechanism along a film path. In addition, in the vicinity of the film path a frame-projection device (16) is located to project an additional frame (32) onto motion-picture film (3) and/or to superimpose a partial frame (36, 37) on frame (31) exposed or to be exposed by taking optics (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Otto Blaschek, Karl-Heinz Schwank, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 5244137
    Abstract: A film transport device for a film with two uniformly distributed rows of holes. Transport is accomplished with a film transport sprocket with a series of teeth disposed in spaced array along a cylindrical tooth circle, which teeth engage the holes in the film and whose tooth circle is driven by a drive motor. A pressure skid brings the holes in the film into engagement with the teeth of the film transport sprocket. Each sprocket tooth has a root portion that merges with the cylindrical tooth circle structure. A base portion adjacent the root portion directly abuts the root portion and has a film support surface at a height relative to the surface of that tooth circle structure that corresponds to the thickness of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Otto Blaschek, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 5106185
    Abstract: Control and regulating device for film transport in a film projector, with winding plates (62, 72) located on both sides of a film gate (8) and drivable by a single motor (61, 71), and with supply and takeup devices (3, 4) likewise disposed between the winding plates (62, 72) and film gate (8), the devices being drivable by at least one drive motor (51) to produce film loops on both side of the film gate (8) and with a transport device (2) between the supply and takeup devices (3 and 4). The drive motors (21; 51; 61, 71) for the winding plates (62 and 72), supply and takeup devices (3 and 4), and film transport device (2) are connected with sensors (25; 55; 65, 75) to detect the rpm and/or rotational direction, so that when a presettable rpm is exceeded or when one of the drive motors (21; 51; 61, 71) rotates in a rotational direction counter to the rotational direction predetermined by a higher-order operating control, all drive motors (21; 51; 61, 71) are braked simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignees: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co., Betriebs KG and Arri Cine & Video Gerate Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Otto Blaschek, Ernst Tschida, Josef Haas, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: D324061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cline Technik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Thomas Popp, Reinhard Segers