Patents by Inventor Timo Voigt

Timo Voigt 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: 11020908
    Abstract: Method for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (1) based on build data, in particular via successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, which build data define at least one part of an object (1) to be built in the additive manufacturing process, in particular a geometrical structure of the object (1), wherein build data are generated comprising at least two sub-data sets (3, 4) relating to different geometrical parts of the object (1); at least one sub-data set (3, 4) is defined as open sub-data set (4); all sub-data sets (3) except the at least one open sub-data set (4) are locked, wherein the locked sub-data sets (3) are unchangeable and the at least one open sub-data set (4) is changeable; and at least one three-dimensional object (1) is additively manufactured based on the build data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Schumann, Timo Voigt
  • Publication number: 20200269494
    Abstract: Methods of controlling and/or operating an apparatus for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects include simulating control and/or operation of at least one functionality of the apparatus using a provisional software product to check at least one pre-defined certification criterion upon which the at least one functionality of the apparatus are preconditioned, generating a machine-readable software product upon the provisional software product having satisfied the at least one pre-defined certification criterion, and controlling and/or operating the at least one functionality of the apparatus using the machine-readable software product. The software product may be generated by modifying the provisional software product based on a certification key provided to the provisional software product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp Schumann, Kai Hertel, Timo Voigt
  • Publication number: 20200215758
    Abstract: Method for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (1) based on build data, in particular via successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy source, which build data define at least one part of an object (1) to be built in the additive manufacturing process, in particular a geometrical structure of the object (1), wherein build data are generated comprising at least two sub-data sets (3, 4) relating to different geometrical parts of the object (1); at least one sub-data set (3, 4) is defined as open sub-data set (4); all sub-data sets (3) except the at least one open sub-data set (4) are locked, wherein the locked sub-data sets (3) are unchangeable and the at least one open sub-data set (4) is changeable; and at least one three-dimensional object (1) is additively manufactured based on the build data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp SCHUMANN, Timo VOIGT
  • Publication number: 20190358897
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers (3) of a build material (4) which can be consolidated by means of an energy source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp SCHUMANN, Denise HIEMANN, Marc BRÄUER, Johanna WINDFELDER, Timo VOIGT
  • Publication number: 20190315053
    Abstract: Method for operating at least one apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of at least one energy beam (4), wherein the energy beam (4) can be guided along at least one defined beam path (9) arranged in a build plane (6) to irradiate build material (3), wherein dependent on at least one parameter relating to a length of the at least one defined beam path (9) and/or relating to a geometry of at least one region (10, 13) of at least one layer to be irradiated, the energy beam (4) is guided along the defined beam path (9) or along a substitute beam path (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Timo VOIGT, Jürgen WERNER, Stefan BRÜSCHKE
  • Publication number: 20190022924
    Abstract: Method for producing a machine-readable controlling and/or operating means (M) for controlling and/or operating at least one functionality of an apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing a three-dimensional object (2) is provided which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), including: providing a specified data format, producing a provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM), checking if the produced provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM) fulfils at least one pre-defined certification criterion, and if the provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM) fulfils the at least one certification criterion, producing the machine-readable controlling and/or operating means (M) by providing at least one certification key (K) to the provisional controlling and/or operating means (PM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Schumann, Kai Hertel, Timo Voigt