Patents by Inventor Achim Mueller

Achim Mueller 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: 20200256387
    Abstract: A bearing cage segment of a sheet metal cage includes first and second sheet metal ring sections and bridges therebetween defining a plurality of pockets for receiving rolling elements. A first circumferential joint edge of the segment is configured to connect to a second circumferential joint edge of the segment or to a second joint edge of another segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one alignment element, such as a projection or contour, that is configured to align the first joint edge radially, axially and/or circumferentially against the second joint edge which may include a complementary alignment element such as a recess or complementary contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256388
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections and forming pockets for receiving at least one rolling element. The first ring section and/or the at least one second ring section includes a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge to form a to-be-formed pocket. The joint is spaced from the plurality of bridges, and the joint edge is formed by laser cutting. The joint edge may include a chamfer on a radially outer side and/or on a radially inner side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256391
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections to each other and defining a plurality of pockets between the bridges. The bearing cage segment includes first and second circumferentially directed joint edges, the first joint edge is configured to connect to the second joint edge of the bearing cage segment or to a second joint edge of another sheet metal bearing cage segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one body of welding material projecting from the joint edge. The body of welding material may be pressed against the second joint edge while leaving a gap between the joint edges, and the welding material can be liquified by a resistance welding process to connect the joint edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256392
    Abstract: A sheet-metal bearing cage segment has a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other such that a pocket for receiving at least one rolling element is formed between each circumferentially adjacent pair of the bridges. The first and/or second ring section includes at least one recess on the radially inner side and/or the radially outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256389
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes first and second ring sections, bridges connecting the ring sections to form pockets for rolling elements and a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge. The joint edge is disposed such that it will be located in one of the bridges after the joint edge is connected to the another circumferentially facing joint edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256390
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first sheet metal ring section, at least one second sheet metal ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other, adjacent pairs of the bridges forming pockets configured to receive at least one rolling element. At least one edge of the first ring section and/or at least one edge of the at least one second ring section and/or of one of the bridges is at least partially formed by laser cutting. Also a method of forming a sheet metal bearing cage at least partially by laser cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Patent number: 10697877
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining a viscosity of a fuel with the aid of an electric fuel pump which is integrated into a fuel circuit including an overflow valve which includes a permanently open discharge channel, a fuel supply and delivery being adjusted with the aid of the electric fuel pump in the fuel circuit at a specific pressure and the viscosity of the fuel being ascertained by taking into account a delivery rate of the electric fuel pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Schulz, Achim Jenne, Florian Schmitt, Henning Hermes, Tobias Friedl, Ulf Mueller, Ulrich Foerch
  • Publication number: 20200125627
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining at least one smoothed data point (tk, sk) within a stream of data points {ti, si} with 1?i?z, k<z is disclosed. Herein, the stream of data points {ti, si} is consecutively acquired in a manner that a data point (ti, si) is acquired after an acquisition of a preceding data point (ti-1, si?1), wherein each data point (ti, si) comprises a valid value or an invalid value or a missing value for the signal si at a time ti. Herein, the signal si at the time ti comprises physical, chemical, biological, environmental, and/or technical data acquired by means of a technical set-up. According to the method, a set of data points is provided, wherein for each smoothed data point (tk, sk) a smoothing set is created. For each smoothed data point (tk, sk), trailing data resulting from large gaps are removed until it is verified whether the smoothing set comprises a minimal number of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Küster, Roland Krivànek, Achim Müller
  • Patent number: 10583744
    Abstract: A braking system for a rail vehicle includes a target value generator for the target value of the overall braking power, a controller for determining at least one manipulated variable value on the basis of the target value and at least one actuator which transmits the manipulated variable value to the at least one braking device. The system at least approximately determines acceleration components of the rail vehicle and determines the actual value of the total braking power from the acceleration components while taking the vehicle speed and the vehicle mass into consideration. The controller is designed to control the manipulated variable value such as to reduce the control deviation between the target value and the determined actual value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FÜR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Müller, Christoph Tomberger, Ulf Friesen, Achim Vollmer
  • Publication number: 20200001844
    Abstract: A method for controlling a separating clutch in a power train of a vehicle having a drive motor and a retarder. The clutch is arranged such that a rotor of the retarder is switched into a drive connection with the motor and/or power train via the clutch and a working chamber of the retarder can be filled with an operating medium to build up a braking power such that braking torque is exerted by the retarder onto the power train and/or motor. A control system switches the clutch into a closed or an open position. The switching of the clutch into the closed position occurs depending on an input signal to the controller, and the clutch is switched back into the open position depending on essentially no medium being present in the working chamber of the retarder and that predetermined limits of an operating and/or environmental parameter are not exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Adams, Achim Menne, Philipp Müller
  • Patent number: 10464976
    Abstract: The invention relates to neuromodulatory oligomers of the amyloid-?(1-42) protein, a particular production method, by means of which the oligomer can be obtained in a reproducible manner at high yield, the use of the oligomers as diagnostic and therapeutics agents, for the generation of oligomer-specific antibodies and for the discovery of substances which can interact with the oligomers and in the formation thereof. Corresponding methods for the production of the antibodies and for discovery of the substances are also disclosed as are the antibodies themselves and the use of the antibodies or substances as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. The invention further relates to derivatives of the oligomers and oligomers based on abbreviated forms of the amyloid-?(1-42) proteins, the production and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ABBVIE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Heinz Hillen, Andreas Striebinger, Carsten Krantz, Achim Moeller, Reinhold Mueller
  • Publication number: 20190333706
    Abstract: A can for an electrolytic capacitor is disclosed. In an embodiment a can for an electrolytic capacitor includes a bottom including a first area and a second area, wherein the first area is recessed relative to the second area at an outer surface of the bottom of the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Róbert Bösze, Tamás Lakatár, Naoki Sakura, Ottó Klug, László Gál, Achim Müller
  • Patent number: 10429380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to measures for determining glucose and for diagnosing diseases based on impaired glucose metabolism. In particular the present invention relates to a device comprising a hydrogel having a glucose-binding protein and a ligand of the glucose-binding protein incorporated therein, wherein the hydrogel comprises a first hydrogel matrix made of alginate and a second hydrogel matrix which forms an interpenetrating network within the first hydrogel matrix. The invention further relates to the use of such a device for determining the glucose content in a sample and to the use of the device for diagnosing impaired glucose metabolism in a test subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier, Monika Knuth, Katharina Nikolaus
  • Publication number: 20190233510
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to isolated proteins, particularly monoclonal antibodies, which bind to the Nogo-66 receptor. Specifically, these antibodies have the ability to inhibit the binding of the natural ligand of the Nogo-66 receptor and neutralize the Nogo-66 receptor. These antibodies or portions thereof of the invention are useful for detecting NgR and for inhibiting NgR activity, for example in a human suffering from a disorder in which NgR or Nogo-66 activity is detrimental.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mario Mezler, Achim Moeller, Reinhold Mueller, Bernhard K. Mueller, Tariq Ghayur, Eve H. Barlow, Martin Schmidt, Axel Meyer, Nicole Teusch
  • Patent number: 10054165
    Abstract: A wheel bearing unit includes a wheel hub, a first rolling-element bearing, and a fastener assembly, and the fastener assembly is formed separately from the wheel hub and is spaced from an axial end of the wheel hub. The fastener assembly secures at least one component of the rolling-element bearing against falling out of the wheel hub away from a center of mass of the wheel bearing unit, and the fastener assembly contacts the wheel hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Achim Mueller, Volker Wendt
  • Patent number: 9826926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid or in a body tissue, particularly for determining at least one metabolite concentration in a body fluid. The sensor element comprises an implantable, one-piece shaped body, which comprises a sensor end and a coupling end. The shaped body comprises, in the area of the sensor end, at least one sensor area, which comprises at least one sensor material. The sensor material changes at least one optically measurable property in the presence of the analyte. The shaped body also has at least one optically transparent coupling part, which is designed to transmit electromagnetic radiation in at least one spectral range between the sensor area and the coupling end. In the sensor area, the shaped body has at least one optically transparent matrix material, and the analyte can at least partially diffuse through the matrix material to the sensor material. The sensor material is embedded in the matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier
  • Patent number: 9732801
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rolling-element bearing assembly includes providing a first bearing ring, a second bearing ring and rolling-elements, rotating the first bearing ring relative to the second bearing ring and joining the first bearing ring, the second bearing ring and the rolling elements while the first bearing ring is rotating relative to the second bearing ring. The method additionally includes connecting one of the bearing rings to a bearing ring of another rolling-element bearing or to a spacer while the first bearing ring is rotating relative to the second bearing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Christian Knoche, Achim Mueller, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 9682891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sintered balls comprising tungsten carbide (WC) and partially stabilized zirconium oxide, nX:ZrO2,, and to powder mixtures and green bodies for the production thereof, and to methods for the production of the green bodies and the sintered balls. The sintered balls have high densities, high wear resistance and a long service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Sigmund Lindner GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Mueller, Karin Scheidt, Fabian Peukert
  • Publication number: 20160214432
    Abstract: A wheel bearing unit includes a wheel hub, a first rolling-element bearing, and a fastener assembly, and the fastener assembly is formed separately from the wheel hub and is spaced from an axial end of the wheel hub. The fastener assembly secures at least one component of the rolling-element bearing against falling out of the wheel hub away from a center of mass of the wheel bearing unit, and the fastener assembly contacts the wheel hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Achim Mueller, Volker Wendt
  • Publication number: 20160196235
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining at least one smoothed data point (tk, sk) within a stream of data points {ti, si} with 1?i?z, k<z is disclosed. Herein, the stream of data points {ti, si} is consecutively acquired in a manner that a data point (ti, si) is acquired after an acquisition of a preceding data point (ti-1, si-1), wherein each data point (ti, si) comprises a valid value or an invalid value or a missing value for the signal si at a time ti. Herein, the signal si at the time ti comprises physical, chemical, biological, environmental, and/or technical data acquired by means of a technical set-up. According to the method, a set of data points is provided, wherein for each smoothed data point (tk, sk) a smoothing set is created. For each smoothed data point (tk, sk), trailing data resulting from large gaps are removed until it is verified whether the smoothing set comprises a minimal number of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Frank Küster, Roland Krivànek, Achim Müller