Patents by Inventor Tobias Vahle

Tobias Vahle 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: 20100167003
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic/metal composite (1), in particular for use in motor vehicles, having a decorative layer (2) made of metal and a plastic layer as a supporting layer (3) which is connected to the decorative layer (2) by means of a spraying, injection moulding or pressing method, which is characterised in that at the level of a peripheral region (2a) of the metallic decorative layer (2) at least one recess in the form of a shrinkage pocket (4) is provided in the supporting layer which enables relative movement between the decorative layer (2) and the supporting layer (3) during cooling in order to compensate different shrinkage characteristics of the decorative layer (2) and the supporting layer (3) during cooling after production. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of producing this type of plastic/metal composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: CCL DESIGN GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias Vahle