Patents by Inventor Thomas Schenk

Thomas Schenk 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: 20190170282
    Abstract: Apparatus for spreading fluids and in particular fertilizers, pesticides and similar fluids, with a connection for attaching said apparatus to a machine, with a tubular body for conducting the fluid, and with a first outlet device via which the fluid can be discharged. The outlet device can be fixed at various positions in a longitudinal direction of the tubular body such that a position of the outlet device can be selected relative to the tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen GRAEF, Thomas SCHENK, Franz RENNER
  • Publication number: 20180264570
    Abstract: A manufacturing environment having a machine tool, a measuring device, a storage medium, and having a computer programmed to control: a) chip producing machining of a first workpiece in a machine tool, b) acquiring at least two machine parameters of the machine tool during the chip producing machining of the first workpiece, c) storing the machine parameters in the storage medium, wherein the storing is performed with assignment to the first workpiece, and d) repeating steps a) to c) for a number of n workpieces; and, after one of steps a) to d), or later, triggering a testing method including: (i) selecting at least one of the workpieces, (ii) performing an automated test of the at least one selected workpiece using the measuring device, or (iii) performing a processor-controlled evaluation of the automated test to classify the at least one selected workpiece as a good part, or a reject part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Schenk, Olaf Vogel
  • Patent number: 9527100
    Abstract: An injector nozzle having a housing, an interior space of the housing being defined in sections by a housing wall, and having an injector component arranged in the interior space of the housing at least in sections, wherein the housing wall has at least one through hole, the at least one through hole being appropriate for a human finger to reach in, at least in sections, and wherein the injector component has at least one handle portion, which handle portion is accessible via the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LECHLER GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Buck, Thomas Schenk, Joaquim Gomes-Alves
  • Patent number: 9339022
    Abstract: An injector nozzle for intake of liquids, including an injector chamber, a liquid inlet opening for an overpressured carrier liquid, the inlet opening issuing into the injector chamber, a liquid intake opening for a liquid to be drawn in, the intake opening issuing into the injector chamber, wherein downstream of the liquid inlet opening, the injector chamber has a first section conically enlarging in the flow direction and a second section conically enlarging in the flow direction, wherein the second conical section adjoins the first conical section and the second conical section has a greater cone angle than the first conical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: LECHLER GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Buck, Thomas Schenk
  • Publication number: 20150266045
    Abstract: An injector nozzle having a housing, an interior space of the housing being defined in sections by a housing wall, and having an injector component arranged in the interior space of the housing at least in sections, wherein the housing wall has at least one through hole, the at least one through hole being appropriate for a human finger to reach in, at least in sections, and wherein the injector component has at least one handle portion, which handle portion is accessible via the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver BUCK, Thomas SCHENK, Joaquim GOMES-ALVES
  • Publication number: 20150157005
    Abstract: An injector nozzle for intake of liquids, including an injector chamber, a liquid inlet opening for an overpressured carrier liquid, the inlet opening issuing into the injector chamber, a liquid intake opening for a liquid to be drawn in, the intake opening issuing into the injector chamber, wherein downstream of the liquid inlet opening, the injector chamber has a first section conically enlarging in the flow direction and a second section conically enlarging in the flow direction, wherein the second conical section adjoins the first conical section and the second conical section has a greater cone angle than the first conical section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver BUCK, Thomas SCHENK
  • Patent number: 8449354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hard finish machine (1) for hard finishing of a workpiece (2), comprising at least two different hard finish tools (3, 4) which are arranged on a tool spindle (5), wherein the tool spindle (5) is arranged movable in the direction (Y) of its axis (6) on a tool carrier (7), wherein the tool carrier (7) is translational movable relatively to a machine bed (8) and wherein the hard finish machine furthermore comprises cooling lubricant supplying means (9) for the supply of cooling lubricant to the machining region between the workpiece (2) and the hard finish tool (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kapp GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Dremel, Frank Mueller, Thomas Schenk
  • Patent number: 8449353
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hard finish machine (1) for hard finishing of a workpiece (2), comprising at least two different hard finish tools (3, 4) which are arranged on a tool spindle (5), wherein the tool spindle (5) is arranged movable in the direction (Y) of its axis (6) on a tool carrier (7), wherein the tool carrier (7) is translational movable relatively to a machine bed (8) and wherein the hard finish machine furthermore comprises cooling lubricant supplying means (9) for the supply of cooling lubricant to the machining region between the workpiece (2) and the hard finish tool (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kapp GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Dremel, Frank Mueller, Thomas Schenk
  • Patent number: 7972197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grinding machine for grinding of a gear or of a gear-like workpiece, which has a grinding worm (1) with a tooth-shaped profile (2), which consists at least partly from a dressable abrasive material and which is arranged rotatably on a grinding spindle, so that it can rotate around an axis of rotation (C) during grinding and a dressing device (3), with which at least a part of the forming areas (4, 5) of the grinding worm (1) can be profiled, wherein the dressing device (3) has a dressing spindle (6), which bears a disk-shaped dressing tool (7), so that it can rotate around an axis of rotation (B). To allow a faster dressing of the grinding worm the invention is characterized in that the grinding machine further has a dressing bar (8) which has a dressing edge (9), wherein the form of the dressing edge (9) corresponds at least partly to the ideal envelope of the grinding worm (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Kapp GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Schenk
  • Publication number: 20110081845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hard finish machine (1) for hard finishing of a workpiece (2), comprising at least two different hard finish tools (3, 4) which are arranged on a tool spindle (5), wherein the tool spindle (5) is arranged movable in the direction (Y) of its axis (6) on a tool carrier (7), wherein the tool carrier (7) is translational movable relatively to a machine bed (8) and wherein the hard finish machine furthermore comprises cooling lubricant supplying means (9) for the supply of cooling lubricant to the machining region between the workpiece (2) and the hard finish tool (2, 3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicants: KAPP GMBH, NILES WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf DREMEL, Frank MUELLER, Thomas SCHENK
  • Publication number: 20110081843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hard finish machine (1) for hard finishing of a workpiece (2), comprising at least two different hard finish tools (3, 4) which are arranged on a tool spindle (5), wherein the tool spindle (5) is arranged movable in the direction (Y) of its axis (6) on a tool carrier (7), wherein the tool carrier (7) is translational movable relatively to a machine bed (8) and wherein the hard finish machine furthermore comprises cooling lubricant supplying means (9) for the supply of cooling lubricant to the machining region between the workpiece (2) and the hard finish tool (2, 3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicants: KAPP GMBH, NILES WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Dremels, Frank Mueller, Thomas Schenk
  • Publication number: 20110081844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hard finish machine (1) for hard finishing of a workpiece (2), comprising at least two different hard finish tools (3, 4) which are arranged on a tool spindle (5), wherein the tool spindle (5) is arranged movable in the direction (Y) of its axis (6) on a tool carrier (7), wherein the tool carrier (7) is translational movable relatively to a machine bed (8) and wherein the hard finish machine furthermore comprises cooling lubricant supplying means (9) for the supply of cooling lubricant to the machining region between the workpiece (2) and the hard finish tool (2, 3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicants: KAPP GMBH, NILES WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf DREMEL, Frank MUELLER, Thomas SCHENK
  • Publication number: 20080268756
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grinding machine for grinding of a gear or of a gear-like workpiece, which has a grinding worm (1) with a tooth-shaped profile (2), which consists at least partly from a dressable abrasive material and which is arranged rotatably on a grinding spindle, so that it can rotate around an axis of rotation (C) during grinding and a dressing device (3), with which at least a part of the forming areas (4, 5) of the grinding worm (1) can be profiled, wherein the dressing device (3) has a dressing spindle (6), which bears a disk-shaped dressing tool (7), so that it can rotate around an axis of rotation (B). To allow a faster dressing of the grinding worm the invention is characterized in that the grinding machine further has a dressing bar (8) which has a dressing edge (9), wherein the form of the dressing edge (9) corresponds at least partly to the ideal envelope of the grinding worm (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: KAPP GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas SCHENK
  • Patent number: 6402062
    Abstract: Known high-pressure spray nozzles tend to develop wear at outlet edges for a flat stream because of fluid emerging at very high pressure. It has already been proposed to provide, on the nozzle bodies, instead of transverse continuous outwardly open groove-shaped cuts, outlet channels with a cross-sectional pattern that expands outward trumpetwise in an elliptical shape or to prevent any contact between the nozzle body and the high-pressure stream at the outlet edge. It is now proposed to provide the outlet channel with an elliptical cross section, with expansion of the cross section exclusively in the direction of the major semiaxis but with no increase in dimension in the direction of the minor semiaxis. In this way, the flat stream to be formed can be guided and held together without wear at an outlet edge. The nozzle can be used as a high-pressure flat stream nozzle for de-scaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Lechler GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Lothar Bendig, Thomas Schenk
  • Publication number: 20020060243
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device for use with a telecommunications device such as a wireless phone having memory, processing power and communication capabilities is disclosed. The biometric device includes a fingerprint module having a fingerprint sensor for capturing a user's fingerprint placed onto the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint module is interconnected and communicates with the telecommunications device. The fingerprint module also includes a portion adapted to receive and read a card containing electronic fingerprint information, such as a smart card. The fingerprint module is capable of determining a match between the user's fingerprint captured from the fingerprint sensor and the electronic fingerprint information stored on the smart card. Determination of the match between the end user captured fingerprint and the stored electronic fingerprint information enables biometric verification or identification of the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventors: Martin J. Janiak, Mark R. Depp, Cathy Schaub, Barry Howe, Thomas Schenk, Greg Wachter, Greg Krueger
  • Publication number: 20020030581
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device for use with a data card such as an optical card, a memory chip card, or a smart card. The biometric device includes a fingerprint module having a fingerprint sensor for capturing a user's fingerprint placed onto the fingerprint sensor. The biometric device includes a portion adapted to receive and read a card containing optical or electronic fingerprint information. The biometric device includes processing capabilities to determine a match between data from the user's fingerprint captured from the fingerprint sensor and the electronic fingerprint data stored on the optical or smart card. Determination of the match between the captured fingerprint data and the electronic fingerprint data enables biometric verification of identification of the end user. The biometric device is useful in time and attendance, access and control, as well as user identification and verification applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Martin J. Janiak, Mark Depp, Kevin Booth, Barry Howe, Matthew Humphreys, Greg Krueger, Thomas Schenk, Greg Wachter, Alan Wood, Francis Ziemba