Patents by Inventor Andreas Baer

Andreas Baer 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: 10536564
    Abstract: A automation system, a computer and method for communicating includes exchanging data, between a first computer, a second computer and at least one automation device over a wide area network via an application-specific protocol, wherein one of the computers has a local network connection to the automation device, the application-specific protocol has an application layer, and the first and second computers execute respective first and second automation programs such that a transparent connection is provided for the automation programs and their application-specific protocol beyond local network boundaries which can be it efficiently, where signaling functions from lower communication layers that are missing are simulated by introducing event loops on both sides of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander Bitz, Andreas Baer, Wolfgang Fuesslein, Igor Milovanovic
  • Publication number: 20180305962
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge comprising a first part (11) that can be pivoted relative to a second part (12) about a pivot axis (a), wherein the first part (11) comprises at least one bore (13) and the second part (12) at least one recess (15a, 15b), wherein, in a final assembly position, at least pin one (17a, 17b) that is coaxial to the pivot axis (a), has a first longitudinal portion in the bore (13) and with a second longitudinal portion in the recess (15a, 15b), and the pin (17a, 17b) can be moved between a pre-assembly position, in which the pin (17a, 17b) is in the bore (13) or in the recess (15a, 15b) with a larger overlap with respect to the final assembly position, and the final assembly position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Hubert KELLER, Andreas BAER
  • Publication number: 20170310795
    Abstract: A automation system, a computer and method for communicating includes exchanging data, between a first computer, a second computer and at least one automation device over a wide area network via an application-specific protocol, wherein one of the computers has a local network connection to the automation device, the application-specific protocol has an application layer, and the first and second computers execute respective first and second automation programs such that a transparent connection is provided for the automation programs and their application-specific protocol beyond local network boundaries which can be it efficiently, where signaling functions from lower communication layers that are missing are simulated by introducing event loops on both sides of the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander Bitz, Andreas Baer, Wolfgang Fuesslein, Igor Milovanovic
  • Patent number: 9074641
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coupling assembly for connecting an optionally drivable secondary driveline to a permanently driven primary driveline, comprising a friction coupling and an axial setting device. The friction coupling has a first coupling part and a second coupling part which are rotatable around an axis of rotation A and which, by axial forces, can be coupled to one another for transmitting torque. The axial setting device is configured for actuating the friction coupling, wherein the axial setting device comprises a first ring which is at least indirectly axially supported relative to a fixed component and a second ring which is supported at least indirectly relative to the first ring and which, when at least one of the first and second rings; is rotated around the axis A, is axially displaceable, wherein, for rotating the at least one of the first and second rings there is provided a linear driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: GKN Driveline International GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Chludek, Mark Schmidt, Andreas Baer
  • Publication number: 20120233753
    Abstract: An apparatus and method relating to a waterless urinal assembly capable of being mounted, molded, or assembled upon a conventional urinal. The waterless urinal assembly comprises mainly a bowl assembly and a waterless urinal cartridge. An implementation of the apparatus includes a sheathing configured to seal the waterless urinal cartridge upon the bowl assembly. A further implementation includes an adapter piece configured to releasably couple to the sheathing and a waste hose configured to couple with the adapter piece. The waste hose may then be inserted through the waste line of the conventional urinal. The conversion of a conventional urinal into a waterless or semi-waterless urinal promotes water conservation and reduces costs associated with maintenance while preventing the spread of harmful bacteria in lavatories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Andreas Baer
  • Publication number: 20110073431
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coupling assembly for connecting an optionally drivable secondary driveline to a permanently driven primary driveline, comprising a friction coupling and an axial setting device. The friction coupling has a first coupling part and a second coupling part which are rotatable around an axis of rotation A and which, by axial forces, can be coupled to one another for transmitting torque. The axial setting device is configured for actuating the friction coupling, wherein the axial setting device comprises a first ring which is at least indirectly axially supported relative to a fixed component and a second ring which is supported at least indirectly relative to the first ring and which, when at least one of the first and second rings; is rotated around the axis A, is axially displaceable, wherein, for rotating the at least one of the first and second rings there is provided a linear driving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Adrian Chludek, Mark Schmidt, Andreas Baer
  • Patent number: 7798739
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection arrangement in which two parts can be coupled to a corresponding engagement means without play. A connection device having at least one elastically resilient portion is located in the engagement region of the two engagement means, the elastically resilient portion being stressed based on the coupling of the two parts due to deformation such that the two parts are in mutual engagement without play. Furthermore, a latch element is formed at the elastically resilient portion or at another resilient portion in the engagement region of the two engagement means. The latch element serves as a transport lock and as an installation aid and latches the second part in a predetermined relative position with respect to a third part before the coupling of the two parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: MAGNA Powertrain AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Bär, August Kriebernegg
  • Patent number: 7717010
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gearbox comprising a shift fork (4) that is displaced by an actuator using a shaft (2), whereby a rotational displacement of said shaft is translated into a displacement of the shift fork. To achieve an accurate displacement with minimum installation space, the gate (14) is configured on a sleeve (13) that is connected to the shift fork unit (4) in a rotationally fixed manner, said sleeve acting on the shift fork unit (4) in the direction of the displacement by means of a spring (24) and the shaft (2) runs through the sleeve (13), said shaft comprising a finger (11) that protrudes radially and co-operates with the gate. The shift fork unit (4) forms a housing (8) that surrounds the sleeve (13) and the spring accumulator (24) and that comprises bearing surfaces (34), by means of which the shift fork unit (4) is guided on the shaft (2) in the direction of the displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Magna Powertrain AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Bär, Günter Weber
  • Publication number: 20100065395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiplate wet clutch with a rotatable clutch hub which is rotationally fixedly connected to a plurality of inner plates which can be placed in frictional engagement with outer plates of an associated clutch cage, wherein the multiplate wet clutch has at least one fluid inlet opening which permits a fluid flow out of a fluid supply space to the plates. Arranged in the fluid flow path between the fluid inlet opening and the plates is at least one particle retention device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: MAGNA Powertrain AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Baer, Guenter Weber, Manfred Hofer
  • Publication number: 20050224270
    Abstract: A belt buckle presenter is capable of moving a belt buckle (32) by means of a drive between a lower initial position and an upper extension position. The belt buckle presenter comprises a blocking arrangement (22), the activation of the blocking arrangement (22) in a case of restraint preventing the belt buckle (32) from a movement upwards. The blocking arrangement (22) is also able to be activated in an intermediate position between the initial position and the extension position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Wolfgang Holbein, Wolf-Dieter Hoenl, Andreas Baer
  • Patent number: 6390717
    Abstract: A locking device for two components of a height- and tilt-adjustable motor vehicle steering column, that has components that are displaceable in relation to one another, is disclosed. One component is fixed on a bracket stationarily connected to the body of the motor vehicle and the other component is part of a steering column housing accommodating the steering column, with at least two toothed surfaces each fixed on the components that are displaceable in relation to one another. The toothed surfaces have each at least one row of teeth with a plurality of teeth arranged next to one another. The free tips of the teeth of the two rows, which free tips face one another, are mutually repelled by magnetic forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Nacam Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Bär