Patents by Inventor Walter Sticht

Walter Sticht 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: 20190389019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport system for workpiece carriers along a path, wherein each of a plurality of workpiece carriers has its own drive and energy storage, wherein the drive is effected via a drive means rolling on the guide of the path, said drive means being driven by a motor of the workpiece carrier, wherein at least one absolute value track is attached along the path for position coding of the path and each of a plurality of workpiece carriers has an absolute value sensor, which reads out the absolute value of the absolute value track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: STICHT TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
    Inventors: Walter STICHT, Christian MERSNIK, Christoph NEUDORFER, Alexander ECKMAYR
  • Patent number: 7014033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a production line (1) for assembling and/or processing components (3) transported on workpiece holders (2), incorporating several conveyor sections (5, 6a, 6b, 6c) disposed one after the other, each of which has at least one separate forward feed mechanism (15; 51) which is independent of the adjacent conveyor sections (5, 6a, 6b, 6c) and at least one co-operating guide mechanism with two oppositely lying guide tracks (20), along which the workpiece holder (2) disposed between them, incorporating guide elements to provide a height and lateral guiding action, can be moved and positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: STIWA-Fertigungstechnik Sticht Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Walter Sticht, Roland Heiml, Franz Stimpl
  • Patent number: 6986501
    Abstract: A control element for media, for instance, a pneumatic valve or a hydraulic valve, comprising a valve body in which one or several channels are arranged, at least one moving element arranged in a channel and means for carrying out a relative movement of and/or deforming the moving element. The means are directly arranged on and/or directly act upon the moving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 6839957
    Abstract: The invention describes a displacement unit (1) for example for supply, manipulation, guiding or control systems of mounting parts (2), with components (3, 4) that can be adjusted relative to one another by means of a drive unit (5) and with at least one guiding device (6) for at least one of the components (3; 4) and a control unit (7). At least one member (8) of the control unit (7) used for processing logic information or bus information is integrated into the drive unit (5) and/or into at least one of the components (3; 4) and/or is mounted on one of the components (3; 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Publication number: 20040234385
    Abstract: The invention describes a displacement unit (1) for example for supply, manipulation, guiding or control systems of mounting parts (2), with components (3, 4) that can be adjusted relative to one another by means of a drive unit (5) and with at least one guiding device (6) for at least one of the components (3; 4) and a control unit (7). At least one member (8) of the control unit (7) used for processing logic information or bus information is integrated into the drive unit (5) and/or into at least one of the components (3; 4) and/or is mounted on one of the components (3; 4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Publication number: 20040144946
    Abstract: A control element for media, for instance, a pneumatic valve or a hydraulic valve, comprising a valve body in which one or several channels are arranged, at least one moving element arranged in a channel and means for carrying out a relative movement of and/or deforming the moving element. The means are directly arranged on and/or directly act upon the moving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Publication number: 20040134755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a production line (1) for assembling and/or processing components (3) transported on workpiece holders (2), incorporating several conveyor sections (5, 6a, 6b, 6c) disposed one after the other, each of which has at least one separate forward feed mechanism (15; 51) which is independent of the adjacent conveyor sections (5, 6a, 6b, 6c) and at least one co-operating guide mechanism with two oppositely lying guide tracks (20), along which the workpiece holder (2) disposed between them, incorporating guide elements to provide a height and lateral guiding action, can be moved and positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Walter Sticht, Roland Heiml, Franz Stimpl
  • Publication number: 20040072478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plant management system (2) for a production and/or assembly line (1) with several processing and/or assembly devices (13) having a programmable control system (19) and with actuators (17) and detection and/or monitoring means connected thereto, in particular sensors (18), for detecting operating data, and having at least one information output device (27). The control system (19) is connected to a data processing unit (25) and a control and/or optimisation module is provided. The data processing unit (25) or the information output device (27) has a communication module with signal-transmitting means (28) and signal-receiving means (29) for the data transfer with at least one mobile management and operating unit (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Walter Sticht, Harald Strauss
  • Patent number: 6676107
    Abstract: A control element for media, for instance, a pneumatic valve or a hydraulic valve, comprising a valve body in which one or several channels are arranged, at least one moving element arranged in a channel and means for carrying out a relative movement of and/or deforming the moving element. The means are directly arranged on and/or directly act upon the moving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Publication number: 20030025095
    Abstract: A control element for media, for instance, a pneumatic valve or a hydraulic valve, comprising a valve body in which one or several channels are arranged, at least one moving element arranged in a channel and means for carrying out a relative movement of and/or deforming the moving element. The means are directly arranged on and/or directly act upon the moving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 6494432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control element for media, for instance, a pneumatic valve or a hydraulic valve, comprising a valve body in which one or several channels are arranged, at least one moving element arranged in a channel and means for carrying out a relative movement of and/or deforming the moving element. The means are directly arranged on and/or directly act upon the moving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 6089498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitoring means (1) for an end of a thread-like material (2) wound on a storage coil (3), in particular an electrical conductor provided with an electrically insulating coating for a processing machine, comprising a computer unit (24) and a memory location (25, 26) for a desired residual quantity of the thread-like material (2). A weighing device (17 to 22) is provided for at least intermittently receiving the storage coil (3), the measured value transducer of which is connected to the computer unit (24) and a further memory location (25, 26) is provided for the tare weight at least of the storage coil (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5450946
    Abstract: The invention describes an installation (1) for processing and/or assembling of components (2) with a conveying device (5, 6) connecting several workstations to one another, which, on a supporting frame (3) comprises a guidance device (13, 14) for a continuous surrounding conveying element (7, 8) with receptacles (15) for these components (2). This installation comprises parallel-running and at a preset distance (38) arranged guidance devices (13, 14) of at least two conveying devices (5, 6). The guidance devices (13, 14) or respectively the conveying devices (5, 6) are thereby secured by connecting devices (37, 134), in a direction extending transversely to the conveying direction, in a position at a distance (38) from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: Stiwa-Fertigungstechnik Sticht Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5271490
    Abstract: A production installation for assembling or processing structural components comprises drive pallets carrying the structural components or the individual parts, the drive pallets comprising power-driven devices for handling the structural components or the individual parts, a conveyor track comprised of individual and separable conveyor track sections, each conveyor track section comprising vertical and lateral guideways for the drive pallets, a feed device at each conveyor track section operable for conveying the drive pallets independently of each other along the vertical and lateral guideways of the conveyor track, a source for supplying operating energy and/or data to the power-driven handling devices on the drive pallets at selected locations along the conveyor track, and a handling device at each one of the selected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5271139
    Abstract: A production installation comprises carriages supporting pallet trays carrying structural components or individual parts for assembly or processing, identical couplings for detachably coupling each one of the pallet trays to a respective carriage, a container for the structural components or individual parts readily exchangeably arranged on each pallet tray, a conveyor track comprised of individual and separable conveyor track sections, each conveyor track section comprising vertical and lateral guideways for the carriages, and a feed device at each conveyor track section operable for conveying the carriages independently of each other along the vertical and lateral guideways of the conveyor track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5213195
    Abstract: An installation for processing or assembling components has a succession of transport and work stations. Each station comprises a housing including a lower base frame, an upper base frame and a table plate mounted on the upper base frame. The table plate of at least one housing supports a straight conveying track for a pallet carrying the components and the table plate of at least one housing supports intersecting conveying tracks for the pallet. The housings have the same dimensions in length and width, and the width of each housing is shorter than the length. The table plate defines a recess receiving a forward feed mechanism for conveying the pallet along the conveying tracks. A supporting plate carrying the forward feed mechanism is affixed to the table plate. A belt drive for the forward feed mechanism projects a distance no greater than the average thickness of a human finger above the table plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5205026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a production installation (1) for assembling and/or processing components (3) made up of a plurality of piece parts (4). In this installation, the piece parts (4) and/or the components (3) are disposed and/or assembled and/or processed on pallet trays (6). The pallet trays (6) are interchangeably disposed on the running mechanisms (2). The running mechanisms (2) are guided along the conveyor track of a conveying device. The conveyor track has parallel conveying paths (19) which are disposed in sections parallel to a main conveying at (18) and are connected by transverse conveying paths (21) to the main conveying path (18). A subsidiary conveying path (20) is associated with the parallel conveying path (19), directly adjacent and extending parallel to it. This subsidiary conveying path is preferably connected by transfer stations to the transverse conveying or parallel conveying path (21 or 19) and/or to the main conveying path(18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5170876
    Abstract: An installation for processing components comprises a series of workpiece supports having receptacles for holding the components. A feed device moves the workpiece supports in a conveying direction, and a respective lateral guideway alongside each side of the workpiece supports includes guide elements for guiding the workpiece supports in the conveying direction, the feed device being separate from, and operable independently of, the lateral guideways. A pressing device at one of the lateral guideways is arranged to bias the workpiece supports towards the opposite lateral guideway and perpendicularly to the conveying direction whereby the workpiece supports are held without play between the guide elements of the lateral guideways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5143506
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for the aligning and/or sorting, and if applicable separating, individual parts in particular such parts that are connected to each other or remain adhered to each other. The apparatus comprises a machine frame and a first conveying device mounted thereon. A storage area for a disordered quantity of the individual parts is arranged in front of the conveying device and a linear second conveying device for the aligning and/or sorting the individual parts is arranged so as to follow the first conveying device. The storage area is exchangeably connectable to the conveying device, with the interposition of a docking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Inventor: Walter Sticht
  • Patent number: 5125140
    Abstract: An arrangement comprises several work stations for machining and/or assembling components. Receivers for holding components are provided on workpiece holders (3) connected to a feed drive in the form of a conveyor chain (5). Guide devices with guide tracks (11, 12) for the conveyor chain are arranged in identical housing parts (8). The guide tracks (11, 12) are of equal length. The housing parts (8) are connected to one another and to a reversing station (7) for the conveyor chain (5) by means of guide and/or coupling devices (10) to form a housing unit supported on a contact surface (14) by supporting devices (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Inventor: Walter Sticht