Patents by Inventor Andreas Beck

Andreas Beck 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: 11365570
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle assembly with a sensor device for detecting an actuation is provided. A handle of the handle assembly has a section which can be gripped from behind and an outer wall that delimits an interior in which an electronic sensor device is arranged and fixed. The handle section is formed with a reduced outer wall thickness in an actuation region and has a deformability that is increased with respect to the remaining sections of the handle. The outer wall thickness is reduced solely on the outer wall face oriented towards the interior. The handle outer wall inner face oriented towards the interior is coated with a metal layer at least in the actuation region. The electronic sensor device comprises at least one inductive distance sensor which lies opposite the metal layer in the interior of the handle to detect a deformation of the opposing outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Mueller, Martin Witte
  • Patent number: 11325516
    Abstract: A storage device for a vehicle includes a housing, a drawer which can be moved relative to the housing along a vehicle longitudinal direction between a closed state and an open state when used as intended, and a plate which is mounted by way of a bearing device attached to the drawer such that the plate can be pivoted about a pivot axis extending along a vehicle transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manuel Baur, Andreas Beck, Markus Riess, Nicolas Rojek
  • Patent number: 11326487
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine that is supplied with lubricating oil via an oil circuit. A measurement value of the total base number and/or a measurement value of the oxidation of lubricating oil currently used in the oil circuit for the lubrication is detected. Dependent on the established measurement value of the total base number and/or dependent on the established measurement value of the oxidation an exchange oil quantity for the oil circuit is determined. Currently used lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is removed from the oil circuit and new lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is supplied to the oil circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MAN Energy Solutions SE
    Inventors: Christoph Rohbogner, Jens Lange, Ingo Wilke, Andreas Beck
  • Publication number: 20220134873
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a motor vehicle flap system, including a lateral wall having an inner side surface, an outer side surface and a through-opening, a flap which is mounted on the inner side surface such that it can move between a closed position closing the through-opening, in which the flap lies within the through-opening and runs perfectly flush with the outer side surface, and an open position releasing the through-opening, and having an actuation lever which is mounted on the inner side surface such that it can swivel between a starting position and an end position, and, with a movement into the end position, the actuation lever is designed to move the flap into the open position, wherein the flap and the actuation lever are swivellably mounted on a guide axis arranged on the inner side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Mario Muzzetto, Anke Rothstein
  • Patent number: 11286694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exterior door handle (10) for a vehicle (3) particularly for an activation of an electric lock (2) of the vehicle (3) comprising: a door handle body (20) with a wall (22), wherein the door handle body (20) is configured such that an activation action is performable by a user (5) at the door handle body (20) in the deformation area (40), at least one inductive activation means (60) which is arranged in the deformation area (40), at least one sensor device (30) arranged within the door handle body (20) for inductivity measurements at the activation means (60), wherein the door handle body (20) is at least configured elastically deformable in the deformation area (40) and the sensor device (30) for the detection of the activation action is arranged spaced apart to the activation means (60) such that the deformation of the door handle body (20) is detectable by the inductivity measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Müller, Martin Witte
  • Patent number: 11280117
    Abstract: A door handle system for actuation of a moveable part of a vehicle particularly a door or a hatchback door or suchlike, comprises: a carrier which can be assembled at the inner side of the movable part; a door handle which can be assembled at the outer side of the moveable part by the carrier, wherein the door handle comprises two ends over its longitudinal extension at which connection means are intended respectively for the assembly at the carrier; a fastening element which serves for the assembly of the door handle by at least a connection means at the carrier, wherein the fastening element comprises at least one release position and a fixing position; and an adjustment element which serves for an adjustment of the fastening element between the release position and the fixing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Markus Bartels, Coen Dieker
  • Patent number: 11274475
    Abstract: A door handle system for actuation of a moveable part of a vehicle with a carrier arrangeable at the inner side of the moveable part, a door handle arrangeable at the outer side of the moveable part by the carrier. The door handle comprises two ends over a longitudinal extension at which connecting means are provided for the arrangement at the carrier respectively, a fasteningelement which serves for the arrangement of the door handle by connecting means at the carrier. The fasteningelement comprises at least one release position and one fixing position and an adjustment element for the adjustment of the fastening element The fastening element retains the door handle at the carrier in a fixing position. The fastening element is configured from two parts, wherein the two parts of the fastening element are coupled to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huf Hülsheck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Ulrike Fichert
  • Patent number: 11187121
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine wherein the internal combustion engine to be operated is supplied with lubricating oil via an oil circuit. A measurement value of a total base number and/or a measurement value of the viscosity of the lubricating oil currently used in the oil circuit for the lubrication is detected. Dependent on the established measurement value of the total base number and/or dependent on the established measurement value of the viscosity an exchange oil quantity for the oil circuit is determined. Currently used lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is removed from the oil circuit. New lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is supplied to the oil circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MAN Energy Solutions SE
    Inventors: Ingo Wilke, Andreas Beck, Jens Lange, Christoph Rohbogner
  • Publication number: 20210339688
    Abstract: A motor vehicle handle includes a handle body with a first longitudinal end, a second longitudinal end, and a receiving space is formed on the handle body between the first longitudinal end and the second longitudinal end. An electronic module is arranged within the receiving space. At least one cable, which is used to transmit information and/or energy, connects a connection plug to the electronic module. A free end of a bearing arm which can be pivotally mounted on a motor vehicle protrudes from the first longitudinal end of the handle body, and the connection plug is arranged on the bearing arm free end. A strain-relief cable guide element, which is designed to guide the at least one cable, is releasably attached to the handle body and extends between the electronic module and the connection plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Peter Bajer
  • Publication number: 20210246953
    Abstract: A brake dust particle filter for a brake caliper of a disc brake assembly, wherein the brake caliper comprises a lining inspection opening, closes in a mounted state thereof the lining inspection opening at least partially with precise fit. The brake dust particle filter is provided with a filter medium support that supports a filter medium. A brake caliper provided with the brake dust particle filter in the lining inspection opening is arranged across the brake disc of the disc brake assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Thomas Jessberger, Volker Kuemmerling, Coskun Evlekli, Benedikt Weller, Axel Kravanja, Eric Thébault, Andreas Beck
  • Publication number: 20210140497
    Abstract: A brake dust particle filter for a disc brake assembly is provided to catch particles generated during braking. The brake dust particle filter has a ring segment-shaped housing with two axially spaced apart housing side walls and a radially outwardly positioned housing peripheral wall. The housing peripheral wall is arranged between the housing side walls. The housing accommodates the brake disc in the housing interior. A tongue projects inwardly away from the housing peripheral wall in the housing interior. The tongue projects at least in sections with a radial component and has a flat cross section with a base surface facing the housing peripheral wall, an end face projecting into the housing interior, and a side face. The tongue is formed by a filter medium and has no supporting device components separate from the filter medium. The filter medium provides a satisfactory stiffness keeping the tongue structurally stiff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Lukas Bock, Coskun Evlekli, Eric Thébault, Jan Corba, Benedikt Weller, Andreas Beck
  • Publication number: 20210131685
    Abstract: A train station has at least one transportation route for traffic of vehicles, wherein the at least one transportation route is provided with a vehicle tunnel. At least one public waiting area is arranged adjacent to the at least one transportation route. An enclosure is provided in which the at least one public waiting area is arranged, wherein the enclosure has at least one side wall. At least one ambient air purification arrangement for purifying ambient air is provided that has one or more filter units for separating solid, liquid or gaseous ambient air pollutants from the ambient air. The one or more filter units are arranged at and/or in the at least one side wall of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Thébault, Andreas Beck, Bastian Meister-Magsino, Steffen Kroll, Johannes Stuerner, Christoph Schulz, Karlheinz Muenkel, Gerrit-Tobias Speidel, Martin Lehmann, Andreas Pelz, Thilo Mueller, Jan-Eric Raschke, Andreas Kloz, Gilles Huet, Jérôme Migaud
  • Patent number: 10975601
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle with a handle component is provided. The handle component includes a hollow body, and an inductive sensor device is arranged in a cavity in order to detect an actuation of the handle component. A support having a support fastening section and a self-supporting section connected to the latter are arranged in the cavity, wherein the support fastening section is secured to the vehicle door handle, and wherein the self-supporting section of the support extends in the interior of the cavity at a distance from the wall surfaces of the handle component such that the self-supporting section of the support is mechanically decoupled from the wall surfaces of the handle component. The inductive sensor device is held in the self-supporting section, wherein a metallic material is arranged in at least one section of those wall surfaces of the handle component which surround the self-supporting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Mueller, Martin Witte
  • Publication number: 20210062558
    Abstract: A motor vehicle handle assembly includes a bearing bracket, a recess housing with a receiving area, a handle element which is attached to pivot arms, and a closing cylinder which extends in the receiving area. The pivot arms are rotationally fixed to a bearing axis which is rotatably mounted on the bearing bracket such that the handle element can be moved between a base position, in which the handle element is flush with the outer contour of a door, and an extended position, in which the handle element protrudes. The handle element covers the closing cylinder in the base position and releases the closing cylinder in the extended position in order to insert a key. The handle element can be moved into the extended position, in which it releases the closing cylinder in order to insert the key, when the handle element is actuated using an extension actuation force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: HUF HÜLSBECK & FÜRST GMBH CO.KG
    Inventor: Andreas Beck
  • Publication number: 20210031664
    Abstract: A storage device for a vehicle has a housing, a drawer, which in normal use can be moved relative to the housing in a vehicle longitudinal direction between a closed state and an open state, a movable wall, and a movement mechanism, which is designed to change the position of the movable wall from a closed state of the drawer, in which closed state the movable wall is in a retracted position, at least into a first extended position in the open state of the drawer. In the retracted position, the movable wall is arranged in a cavity of a wall of the drawer. In the extended position, the movable wall is at least partially arranged in an interior of the drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Manuel BAUR, Andreas BECK, Markus RIESS, Nicolas ROJEK
  • Patent number: 10876328
    Abstract: A door handle assembly for a motor vehicle includes a handle carrier mounted on the vehicle and a grip part rotatably mounted on the handle carrier. The grip part opens a door or flap of the motor vehicle. A coupling device is rotatably mounted on the handle carrier for transmitting an actuation of the grip part to a locking arrangement on the vehicle. A joint element pivotably interconnects the coupling device and the grip part. The joint element movably supports an actuating member which is moved by rotation translationally between mounting and operating positions. In the operating position, the actuating member is pivotably mounted on the coupling device and is in engagement with the grip part. In the mounting position, the actuating member bears against a blocking surface of the coupling device that blocks rotation of the actuating member and is out of engagement with the grip part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Dirk Mueller, Raimund Huebner, Matthias Loew
  • Publication number: 20200369190
    Abstract: A storage device for a vehicle includes a housing, a drawer which can be moved relative to the housing along a vehicle longitudinal direction between a closed state and an open state when used as intended, and a plate which is mounted by way of a bearing device attached to the drawer such that the plate can be pivoted about a pivot axis extending along a vehicle transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Manuel BAUR, Andreas BECK, Markus RIESS, Nicolas ROJEK
  • Publication number: 20200340378
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine wherein the internal combustion engine to be operated is supplied with lubricating oil via an oil circuit. A measurement value of a total base number and/or a measurement value of the viscosity of the lubricating oil currently used in the oil circuit for the lubrication is detected. Dependent on the established measurement value of the total base number and/or dependent on the established measurement value of the viscosity an exchange oil quantity for the oil circuit is determined. Currently used lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is removed from the oil circuit. New lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is supplied to the oil circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Ingo Wilke, Andreas Beck, Jens Lange, Christoph Rohbogner
  • Publication number: 20200340377
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine that is supplied with lubricating oil via an oil circuit. A measurement value of the total base number and/or a measurement value of the oxidation of lubricating oil currently used in the oil circuit for the lubrication is detected. Dependent on the established measurement value of the total base number and/or dependent on the established measurement value of the oxidation an exchange oil quantity for the oil circuit is determined. Currently used lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is removed from the oil circuit and new lubricating oil to an extent corresponding to the exchange oil quantity is supplied to the oil circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph ROHBOGNER, Jens Lange, Ingo Wilke, Andreas Beck
  • Patent number: 10770832
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrical cable assembly with a connector, in particular a trunk line cable assembly for a photovoltaic system, and to an assembly consisting of a module inverter and the trunk line cable assembly connected thereto, and also relates to a photovoltaic system comprising a plurality of photovoltaic modules and module inverters and AC side cabling between the module inverters and the trunk line cable assemblies, wherein the drop lines are connected to the trunk line cable by means of the connector, wherein the junction is enclosed by a two-piece connector housing which includes strain relief means for the trunk line cable and is optionally additionally overmolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Franke, Stefan Galla, Sebastian Scholz, Martin Schaefers, Sebastian Schaefer, Andreas Beck, Markus Potthast, Valentin Gutbrot