Patents by Inventor Thomas Rickinger

Thomas Rickinger 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: 5969942
    Abstract: A device for ventilating electronic and electrical equipment, subassemblies and components, which are placed in casings, cabinets and subassembly carriers. The device is particularly suitable for slide-in fan modules, which are equipped with axial flow fans and positioned at a relatively small distance from a reception space for the electrical and electronic equipment, etc. to be ventilated. Between the objects to be cooled and the fan unit is provided an air distribution plate, which has punched out air passage openings. In order to achieve a diffuser action and partial direction change of an air volume flow, air deflecting surfaces with a predeterminable inclination and in clearly defined areas are formed by a punching and bending process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Knuerr-Mechanik fur die Electronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Heckner, Thomas Rickinger, Josef Neblich, Werner Spateneder
  • Patent number: 5879167
    Abstract: A contact element is used for anticipatory earthing of a plug-in module during insertion in guides of a casing or a modular chassis up to plugging in. In order to ensure a reliable and effective protective earthing and a very early conducting away of electrostatic charges during the plugging-in process, a contact element is provided with a clamping area and a holding area. The clamping area is constructed for contact engagement on a circuit board and the holding area is constructed for retaining the contact element on a cross extrusion of the casing or the modular chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Heckner, Werner Spateneder, Thomas Rickinger, Hans Flamme, Petra Eder, Josef Neblich
  • Patent number: 5829615
    Abstract: The invention relates to an equipment case with a metallic, self-supporting casing and an inner frame forming a reception space for equipment and components and which is fixed to the casing jacket by means of vibration-damping elements spaced from the casing. According to the invention a casing jacket comprising a single part is provided and its base and cover surfaces and vertical lateral parts are formed in a bending process. Angle bevels and a circumferential, front and back hollow section are formed on the casing jacket. The angle bevels are used for the vibration-damping reception of the inner frame, whilst the hollow section of the casing jacket, in the same way as an extruded section of the front and/or back cover contribute to the integral construction of the equipment case and to a particularly good accessory adaptation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Rickinger, Walter Regirt, Hans Flamme, Erwin Schaerer, Wolfgang Huttinger