Patents by Inventor Andre Kluftinger

Andre Kluftinger 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: 20210148945
    Abstract: An apparatus of a rotary pulse encoder and a sleeve, including: a rod-shaped rotary pulse encoder; and a clamping sleeve; in which the rod-shaped rotary pulse encoder and the clamping sleeve are in a bore of a holder for sensing a rotational speed of a rotor, in which the clamping sleeve is positioned in the bore so as to be secured against rotation, and the rotary pulse encoder is friction-locked in the clamping sleeve with a sensor head so as to be axially displaceable, in which the sensor head has a non-cylindrically symmetrical cross-section at least in sections, and the clamping sleeve has at least one inwardly facing position-setting element, by which the sensor head is arranged in the clamping sleeve so as to be secured against rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Blessing, Andre Kluftinger
  • Patent number: 10844895
    Abstract: A clamping sleeve and a method for making the same, in which the clamping sleeve is insertable into a bore and which is suitable for receiving and for displaceably mounting a sensor in the bore, the bore defining a radial direction and an axial direction, including: a sleeve body to receive the sensor; and at least one spring tongue with a free end and a fastening end, wherein the fastening end is fastened to the sleeve body and the free end is swingable against a spring force such that the spring tongue supports and displaceably mounts the sensor against the bore while exerting the spring force if the clamping sleeve is situated, together with the sensor, at least partially in the bore; wherein the clamping sleeve is formed from rolled steel so that a rolling direction of the rolled steel extends between the fastening end and the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Andre Kluftinger, Christoph Huber, Werner Eberhard, Georg Stammel
  • Publication number: 20200363443
    Abstract: A method for determining a speed using a measurement-sensor in a vehicle, the measurement-sensor including at least one coil and a ferromagnetic-transmitter-element, including: changing the inductance of the coil, using an inductive-speed-sensor having at least the coil and the ferromagnetic-transmitter-element; recording a change in the coil inductance, and determining the speed based on the changed coil inductance; in which in each case one inductive-speed-sensor is a wheel-speed-sensor for at least two vehicle wheels, and in which a reversal of the direction of movement of the ferromagnetic-transmitter-element as to the coil or a reversal of the direction of travel of the vehicle from forward travel to reverse travel or from reverse travel to forward travel is recognized based on at least one temporal-phase-offset of the temporal-profiles of the inductances recorded by the wheel-speed-sensors of the at least two wheels. Also described is a related driver assistance system and vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Andre Kluftinger, Michael Herges, Christoph Huber, Markus Eissner
  • Publication number: 20200339105
    Abstract: A speed sensor for measuring a speed of an object moving relative to the speed sensor, including: a speed sensor housing for providing sliding and/or frictional and/or positively locking insertion into a fixed receptacle, wherein the speed sensor housing houses an injection molded part which is made of plastic and into which at least part of a speed sensor element is injected; wherein the injection molded part has at least one outer recess, on its outer circumferential surface facing an inner face of a wall of the speed sensor housing, wherein an empty outer chamber is formed between each boundary surface of an outer recess and the inner face of the wall of the speed sensor housing, and/or wherein at least one inner recess, which forms an empty inner chamber, is formed inside the injection molded part. Also described are a related driver assistance system and a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Andre Kluftinger, Klaus Lechner, Michael Blessing, Guenter Klein
  • Patent number: 10771154
    Abstract: A method for operating a non-track-bound convoy, the convoy having at least one vehicle traveling ahead and at least one vehicle that is contactlessly coupled to the vehicle traveling ahead and directly following the vehicle traveling ahead, in at least a largely automated manner, including: providing that the at least one vehicle directly following the vehicle traveling ahead follows the vehicle traveling ahead by at least largely automatic open-loop/closed-loop control; and effecting a car-to-car communication between the vehicle traveling ahead and the at least one vehicle directly following the vehicle traveling ahead for the automatic open-loop/closed-loop control; in which a photo-optical, an optical-waveguide-less or an optical-fiber-less car-to-car communication is effected in each case between a light wave emitter and a light wave receiver for at least part of the car-to-car communication. Also described is a related driver assistance system and non-track bound convoy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Kruppa, Andre Kluftinger
  • Publication number: 20190366992
    Abstract: An interface element for a vehicle has electronic components, wherein the electronic components have at least one connection to at least one data interface of the vehicle. The connection is suitable and created for exchanging measurement data and/or open-loop and/or closed-loop control data for controlling electronic components. The electronic components also have at least one integrated measurement and/or open-loop and/or closed-loop control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andre KLUFTINGER, Martin MEDERER, Andreas LEINUNG, Felix THIERFELDER
  • Publication number: 20190355259
    Abstract: A method for operating a non-track-bound convoy, the convoy having at least one vehicle traveling ahead and at least one vehicle that is contactlessly coupled to the vehicle traveling ahead and directly following the vehicle traveling ahead, in at least a largely automated manner, including: providing that the at least one vehicle directly following the vehicle traveling ahead follows the vehicle traveling ahead by at least largely automatic open-loop/closed-loop control; and effecting a car-to-car communication between the vehicle traveling ahead and the at least one vehicle directly following the vehicle traveling ahead for the automatic open-loop/closed-loop control; in which a photo-optical, an optical-waveguide-less or an optical-fiber-less car-to-car communication is effected in each case between a light wave emitter and a light wave receiver for at least part of the car-to-car communication. Also described is a related driver assistance system and non-track bound convoy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Philipp Kruppa, Andre Kluftinger
  • Publication number: 20180112698
    Abstract: A clamping sleeve and a method for making the same, in which the clamping sleeve is insertable into a bore and which is suitable for receiving and for displaceably mounting a sensor in the bore, the bore defining a radial direction and an axial direction, including: a sleeve body to receive the sensor; and at least one spring tongue with a free end and a fastening end, wherein the fastening end is fastened to the sleeve body and the free end is swingable against a spring force such that the spring tongue supports and displaceably mounts the sensor against the bore while exerting the spring force if the clamping sleeve is situated, together with the sensor, at least partially in the bore; wherein the clamping sleeve is formed from rolled steel so that a rolling direction of the rolled steel extends between the fastening end and the free end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andre Kluftinger, Christoph Huber, Werner Eberhard, Georg Stammel