Patents by Inventor Andreas Füßl

Andreas Füßl 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: 20220306462
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a process for producing hydrogen, wherein in a first stage hydrocarbons are decomposed into solid carbon and into a hydrogen-containing gaseous product mixture, the hydrogen-containing gaseous product mixture, which has a composition in respect of the main components CH4, N2, and H2 of 20% to 95% by volume H2 and 80% to 5% by volume CH4 and/or N2, is discharged from the first stage at a temperature of 50 to 300° C., and this is supplied at a temperature differing from this exit temperature by not more than 100° C. to an electrochemical separation process and, in this second stage, the hydrogen-containing product mixture is separated in the electrochemical separation process at a temperature of 50 to 200° C. into hydrogen having a purity of >99.99% and a remaining residual gas mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Carsten HENSCHEL, Andreas FUESSL, Otto MACHHAMMER, Sigmar BRAEUNINGER
  • Publication number: 20220221052
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical actuator for generating an axial actuation force is provided. The electro-mechanical actuator includes an electric machine having a stator (1) and a rotor (2). The electro-mechanical actuator also includes a spindle drive with a rotary element (6) and with an element that is movable in a translatory manner. A rotation of the rotary element (6) may result in a translatory motion of the element that is movable in a translatory manner. The rotor (2) and the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive are coupled to each other in a circumferential direction (U) such that a rotation of the rotor (2) results in a rotation of the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive (5). A rotational play (8) is formed between the rotor (2) and the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive in the circumferential direction (U).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias Reisch, Andreas Füßl, Jürgen Wafzig, Andreas Wendzel, Lorenz Fischer, Holger Gohmert, Uwe Fehr, Michael Arnegger
  • Patent number: 11312200
    Abstract: A method for actuating an actuator device of a roll stabilizer for a vehicle. The actuator device has a supply line connection for supplying a supply voltage, a converter for supplying an alternating voltage using the supply voltage, and at least two phase lines for supplying the alternating voltage to actuator connections of an actuator which can be operated using the alternating voltage. The method has a step of reading an interruption signal, which indicates an interruption in the supply of the supply voltage or a deviation from the supply voltage at the supply line connection and a step of providing a protection signal at an interface with a protection device using the interruption signal in order to at least partly prevent a generator voltage which is or can be fed into the phase lines via the actuator connections from being forwarded in response to the protection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Benjamin Grodde, Michael Keckeisen, Andreas Füssl, Holger Gohmert, Volker Schulmayer, Klaus Haskamp
  • Patent number: 10253150
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing expandable pelletized material which comprises polylactic acid which comprises the following steps: a) melting and incorporation by mixing of polylactic acid, one or more further polymers, a diepoxide or polyepoxide, and one or more additives, b) incorporation by mixing of an organic blowing agent into the polymer melt by means of a static or dynamic mixer at a temperature of at least 140° C., c) discharging through a die plate with holes, the diameter of which at the exit from the die is at most 1.5 mm, and d) pelletizing the melt comprising blowing agent directly downstream of the die plate, and under water, at a pressure in the range from 1 to 20 bar. The invention further relates to expandable pelletized material which comprises polylactic acid and which is obtainable by said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andreas Füssl, Bangaru Dharmapuri Sriramulu Sampath, Maximilian Hofmann, Ingo Bellin, Sameer Nalawade, Klaus Hahn, Andreas Künkel, Robert Loos
  • Publication number: 20190054792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for actuating an actuator unit (102) of a roll stabilizer for a vehicle (100), wherein the actuator unit (102) has a supply line port (118) for supplying a supply voltage, a converter (112) for supplying an alternating voltage using the supply voltage, and at least two phase lines (114, 116) for supplying the alternating voltage to actuator ports (132, 134) of an actuator (110) which can be operated using the alternating voltage, comprises a step for importing an interrupt signal (140), which indicates an interruption (130) in the provision of the supply voltage or a deviation from the supply voltage at the supply line port (118) and a step providing (203) a protection signal (142, 144, 146, 148) in response to the protection signal (142, 144, 146, 148) at an interface having protection equipment (152, 154, 156, 158) using the interrupt signal (140) in order to at least partly prevent a generator voltage from being transmitted, which is fed or can be fed into the phase lines
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Benjamin GRODDE, Michael KECKEISEN, Andreas FÜSSL, Holger GOHMERT, Volker SCHULMAYER, Klaus HASKAMP
  • Publication number: 20190016479
    Abstract: A system architecture for an active chassis system in a motor vehicle has a vehicle electrical system with a first subsystem and a second subsystem. The first subsystem has a first voltage level that is lower than a second voltage level of the second subsystem (14). At least one electric assembly unit for an active chassis element and at least one control device are provided. The electric assembly unit and the control device are supplied with the second voltage level. A vehicle having a system architecture of this kind is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas FÜSSL, Istvan HEGEDÜS-BITE, Daniel WOLF
  • Patent number: 10065678
    Abstract: A method of determining an angle of rotation and/or a rotational speed of a motor shaft (110) of a motor (105) which is designed to produce a translational movement of a control element (115, 115a) relative to the motor (105). The method includes a step of reading in a movement signal via an interface with at least one sensor element (120) arranged outside the motor (105) such that the movement signal represents a translational movement of the control element (115) relative to the motor. In addition, the method further includes a step in which, using the movement signal, the angle of rotation and/or the rotational speed of the motor shaft (110) is/are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Füßl, Notker Amann
  • Patent number: 9919574
    Abstract: A stabilizer (105) for the anti-roll stabilization of a vehicle (100). The stabilizer (105) has a first stabilizer element (110) and a second stabilizer element (115). The first stabilizer element (110) is, or can be, coupled to a first wheel suspension element (120) of the vehicle (100) and the second stabilizer element (115) is, or can be, coupled to a second wheel suspension element (125) of the vehicle (100). Furthermore, the stabilizer (105) is provided with an electric motor (135) designed to rotate the first stabilizer element (110), relative to the second stabilizer element (115) in response to a control signal, so as to decouple the first wheel suspension element (120) from the second wheel suspension element (125). In this case the control signal represents a signal determined on the basis of a field-orientated control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Füssl, Roman Frei, Joachim Engel, Notker Amann, Mesut Er, Ulrich Mair
  • Publication number: 20170163185
    Abstract: A method for sensorless commutation of a BLDC motor is presented, wherein the following steps are executed.In step 1, the voltage of a currentless phase is sampled in predetermined time intervals. In step 2, the voltage of the zero crossing, and the associated rotational rate, is determined on the basis of the time difference between two sampling points, and the point in time of the zero crossing is supplied to a commutation timer K, when a zero crossing has been detected between two sampling points. In step 3, the time until a predefined angular rotation of the motor is calculated on the basis of the determined rotational rate, and this time is transmitted to the commutation timer. In step 4, the commutation is initiated and the commutation time is reset when the time transmitted to the commutation time has elapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Holger GOHMERT, Igor JANTZEN, Andreas FÜßL, Thomas HODRIUS
  • Publication number: 20170008366
    Abstract: A stabilizer (105) for the anti-roll stabilization of a vehicle (100). The stabilizer (105) has a first stabilizer element (110) and a second stabilizer element (115). The first stabilizer element (110) is, or can be, coupled to a first wheel suspension element (120) of the vehicle (100) and the second stabilizer element (115) is, or can be, coupled to a second wheel suspension element (125) of the vehicle (100). Furthermore, the stabilizer (105) is provided with an electric motor (135) designed to rotate the first stabilizer element (110), relative to the second stabilizer element (115) in response to a control signal, so as to decouple the first wheel suspension element (120) from the second wheel suspension element (125). In this case the control signal represents a signal determined on the basis of a field-orientated control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andreas FÜSSL, Roman FREI, Joachim ENGEL, Notker AMANN, Mesut ER, Ulrich MAIR
  • Publication number: 20160304125
    Abstract: A method of determining an angle of rotation and/or a rotational speed of a motor shaft (110) of a motor (105) which is designed to produce a translational movement of a control element (115, 115a) relative to the motor (105). The method includes a step of reading in a movement signal via an interface with at least one sensor element (120) arranged outside the motor (105) such that the movement signal represents a translational movement of the control element (115) relative to the motor. In addition, the method further includes a step in which, using the movement signal, the angle of rotation and/or the rotational speed of the motor shaft (110) is/are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Andreas FÜßL, Notker AMANN
  • Publication number: 20160010281
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for coating paper, wherein the coating material used is a biodegradable, aliphatic-aromatic polyester having a melt volume rate (MVR) according to EN ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg weight) of from 3 to 50 cm3/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Gabriel Skupin, Robert Loos, Andreas Füßl, Kimmo Nevalainien
  • Publication number: 20130059141
    Abstract: The present invention relates to foam layers based on a biodegradable polyester mixture PM, comprising: i) from 5 to 49% by weight, based on the total weight of components i to ii, of at least one polypropylene carbonate; ii) from 51 to 95% by weight, based on the total weight of components i to ii, of polylactic acid; iii) from 0 to 25% by weight, based on the total weight of components i to v, of a polyester composed of an (x1) aliphatic and/or (x2) aromatic dicarboxylic acid and of an (y) aliphatic diol; iv) from 0 to 5% by weight, based on the total weight of components i to v, of a copolymer which comprises epoxy groups and which is based on styrene, acrylate, and/or methacrylate; and v) from 0 to 15% by weight, based on the total weight of components i to v, of additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andreas Füßl, Jan Kurt Walter Sandler, Sameer Nalawade, Tobias Heinz Steinke, Volker Warzelhan, Andreas Künkel, Klaus Hahn, Jerome Lohmann, Anna Katharina Brym
  • Publication number: 20120201967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for coating paper, wherein the coating material used is a biodegradable, aliphatic-aromatic polyester having a melt volume rate (MVR) according to EN ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg weight) of from 3 to 50 cm3/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gabriel Skupin, Robert Loos, Andreas Füssl, Kimmo Nevalainien
  • Patent number: 8219292
    Abstract: A method is proposed for blocking inadmissible gearshift processes in a transmission with a plurality of shifting devices which, to carry out a shift process, are moved by actuating devices when a shift command is sent by a control unit (TCU) to the relevant actuating device. The actuating devices are connected for data exchange with one another and with the control unit (TCU) in such manner that the actuating device of the shifting device to be shifted is activated provided that clearance has been given by at least one other actuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Fuessl, Matthias Reisch, Ralf Dreibholz
  • Publication number: 20120144895
    Abstract: A device for detecting at least the zero-point position of at least one moving component. The device comprises at least one detection device that is fixedly supported relative to the zero-point position of the component. The component has at least one recess in the area of the zero-point position to be detected. The detection device has at least first and second sensors which form a sensor pair. The sensor pair is associated with the recess, in the area of the zero-point position, in order to detect a change of state so that the zero-point position can be detected without moving the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Oliver Maschmann, Andreas Fuessl
  • Publication number: 20110313075
    Abstract: The present invention provides a copolymer obtainable by condensation of i) 90 to 99.5 mol %, based on components i to ii, of succinic acid; ii) 0.5 to 10 mol %, based on components i to ii, of one or more C2-C8 dicarboxylic acids; iii) 100 mol %, based on components i to ii, of 1,3-propanediol or 1,4-butanediol, and having a DIN 53728 viscosity number in the range from 100 to 450 mL/g. The invention further provides a process for producing the copolymers, polymer blends comprising these copolymers and also for the use of these copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kai Oliver Siegenthaler, Andreas Füßl, Gabriel Skupin, Motonori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7983814
    Abstract: Method for operating an adjustable stabilizer arrangement including an actuator, which applies actuator torque to stabilizer sections as a function of a command variable to influence the rolling movement of a motor vehicle body, where sensors are used to detect the movement of the motor vehicle body and the movements of the wheels. An operating condition of the actuator supplies a variable which can be used to determine the actuator torque, upon which is superimposed an adjustment signal for the actuator, and where the variable is modified by a weighting factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Karl-Hermann Ketteler, Andreas Fuessl, Johannes Schmid
  • Publication number: 20110004348
    Abstract: An arrangement for transmitting data and/or signals between a transmission control device (1) and a plurality of actuator control devices (2A, 2B, 2C) for the local control of actuation movement of actuating shifting units. The transmission control device (1) and the actuator control devices (2A, 2B, 2C) are disposed such that they are movable relative to one another. At least one wireless communication transmission unit is provided, at least in sections, between the transmission control device (1) and the actuator control devices (2A, 2B, 2C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Karl-Hermann Ketteler, Juergen Kett, Andreas Fuessl, Notker Amann
  • Publication number: 20100324792
    Abstract: A method of blocking inadmissible gearshift processes in a transmission with a plurality of shifting devices which, in order to carry out a shift process, are moved by actuating devices when a shift command is sent by a control unit to the relevant actuating device. The actuating devices exchange data with one another and the control unit such that the actuating device of the shifting device to be shifted is activated only if clearance is given by at least another actuating device. In a transmission with a control unit and a plurality of actuating devices for the actuation of shifting devices, the actuating devices are associated with at least one shaft and connected for data exchange with one another and with the control unit such that the actuating device of the shifting device to be shifted can be activated provided that clearance has been given by at least one other actuating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Andreas Fuessl, Matthias Reisch, Ralf Dreibholz