Patents by Inventor Andreas Kopp

Andreas Kopp 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: 20240183666
    Abstract: A method for providing combined map information on board a vehicle includes determining a first mapping of a first map to an environment of the vehicle; determining a second mapping of a second map to the first map, wherein the second mapping maps the position of a landmark in the first map to a position of the same landmark in the second map; and providing information from the first and second maps relating to the surrounding area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Michael FRENKEL, Vladimir HALTAKOV, Andreas KOPP
  • Patent number: 11953085
    Abstract: A method for operating a powertrain, having at least one drive motor and at least one gearbox, of a motor vehicle which can be driven by the drive motor, via the gearbox, in which heat is transferred from the drive motor to the gearbox in a targeted manner, as a result of which the gearbox is heated in a targeted manner. The heat is transferred from the drive motor to the gearbox in a targeted manner on the basis of predictive data which include at least one future state of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kopp
  • Publication number: 20240095489
    Abstract: A personality-based intelligent personal assistant IPA system, includes at least a first entity, which is adapted to determine a user's preferences with regard to the provision of information, and at least a second entity, which is adapted to receive the first entity's determination result. The system is further adapted to adjust the IPA's attributes regarding communication behavior with the user according to the determined user's preferences, wherein the communication behavior attribute comprises an amount of provided information to the user, a frequency of system-initiated interaction, a proactivity of automation, and/or an integration of third-party content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Hannah KOPP, Andreas SCHARTNER
  • Publication number: 20230417573
    Abstract: A method for determining map data includes acquiring dynamic map data that is referenced to a geographical location, and determining static map data in different versions. Static map data of each version describes a route network in an area of the geographical location. Unique identifiers are assigned to predetermined locations in the static map data. The method also includes determining identifiers which represent a location of the dynamic map data in the different versions of the static map data, and providing the dynamic map data together with corresponding determined identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventor: Andreas Kopp
  • Publication number: 20230145075
    Abstract: A wheel carrier device for a vehicle, with at least one wheel carrier which has at least one bearing point at which at least one wheel bearing is to be mounted for rotatably mounting a wheel hub, wherein the wheel carrier is at least partially surrounded on the outer circumference by at least one thermal insulation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas KOPP
  • Patent number: 11524936
    Abstract: A chemical compound of formula (I), and specific compositions including 3-methylthiopropionaldehyde, 3-methylthiopropane-1,1-diol, a compound of formula I and water, and processes for producing same and also the use of same may be used for the production of 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyronitrile, methionine hydantoin, methionine. Protected forms may be used for the storage and/or transport of 3-methylthiopropionaldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Judith Hierold, Andrea Kopp, Stephan Rautenberg, Christian Renner
  • Patent number: 11215273
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle, including a housing, which at least partly encloses at least one movable transmission part and is filled with an operating medium during a normal operation of the transmission, and including a heating element which dispenses a heat output in order to heat the operating medium. One object is to increase a coupling surface for dispensing a heat output to the operating medium in a simple manner. The heating element is designed to dispense the heat output to the housing via a first coupling surface, and the housing is designed to dispense the heat output to the operating medium via a second coupling surface. The heat output can be transmitted from the heating element to the operating medium in a significantly indirect manner via the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kopp
  • Publication number: 20210347732
    Abstract: A chemical compound of formula (I), and specific compositions including 3-methylthiopropionaldehyde, 3-methylthiopropane-1,1-diol, a compound of formula I and water, and processes for producing same and also the use of same may be used for the production of 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyronitrile, methionine hydantoin, methionine. Protected forms may be used for the storage and/or transport of 3-methylthiopropionaldehyde.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Judith HIEROLD, Andrea KOPP, Stephan RAUTENBERG, Christian RENNER
  • Patent number: 11067209
    Abstract: A connection adapter for producing a detachable fluid connection between a first fluid system and a second fluid system is provided, the connection adapter comprising a switching valve; a housing including a pressure chamber and a valve chamber fluidly connected; an actuation element to actuate the switching valve to selectively open and close the fluidic connection; a ventilation path leading out of the connection adapter from the valve chamber; a ventilation shut-off means to close and open the ventilation path; a connection element fluidly connecting the pressure chamber to the first fluid system; a quick fastener socket fluidly connecting to the valve chamber and connects the valve chamber to a connection element of the second flush system; and a locking mechanism to lock the quick fastener socket and is restricted to a locked position when the ventilation shut-off means closes off the ventilation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: AVL DiTestGmbH, Carl Kurt Walther GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Heinrich, Andreas Köpp
  • Publication number: 20210190198
    Abstract: A method for operating a powertrain, having at least one drive motor and at least one gearbox, of a motor vehicle which can be driven by the drive motor, via the gearbox, in which heat is transferred from the drive motor to the gearbox in a targeted manner, as a result of which the gearbox is heated in a targeted manner The heat is transferred from the drive motor to the gearbox in a targeted manner on the basis of predictive data which include at least one future state of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas KOPP
  • Patent number: 10808582
    Abstract: A component for a motor vehicle, with at least one receiving space for structural elements of the drive component, with at least one first wall that delimits the receiving space at least partially, by way of which at least one collecting region for collecting a lubricant for lubricating the structural elements is delimited at least partially, and with at least one second wall, which is arranged on a side of the first wall that faces away from the collecting region, and which is spaced apart from the first wall at least in a partial region, so that, between the walls, an intermediate space that is delimited at least partially by the walls is formed. For setting a heat transfer coefficient between the walls, a liquid can be introduced into the intermediate space and discharged out of the intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Philip Graf, Andreas Kopp
  • Patent number: 10633335
    Abstract: A compound, which is 1-(1,3-bis(methylthio)propoxy)-3-(methylthio)propan-1-ol, a composition containing the compound, a method for the preparation thereof, a method for preparing 3-methylthiopropionaldehyde by reacting 1-(1,3-bis(methylthio)propoxy)-3-(methylthio)propan-1-ol with acrolein, and also to the use of 1-(1,3-bis(methylthio)propoxy)-3-(methylthio)propan-1-ol or compositions containing the compound for the storage and/or transport of 3-methylthiopropionaldehyde and/or methyl mercaptan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Judith Hierold, Sascha Ceylan, Stephan Rautenberg, Harald Jakob, Christian Kaiser, Andrea Kopp, Lucas Geist
  • Patent number: 10624981
    Abstract: A method of removing a liquid from a container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic contact lens, in particular a soft contact lens, during transporting the container (1) from a liquid bath (13) to a subsequent processing station (14), the method including the steps of: transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, generating suction (20), and applying the suction (20) to a bottom (11) of the container (1) during the step of transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, thereby removing the liquid from the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Andrea Kopp, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Stutz
  • Publication number: 20190242471
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle, including a housing, which at least partly encloses at least one movable transmission part and is filled with an operating medium during a normal operation of the transmission, and including a heating element which dispenses a heat output in order to heat the operating medium. One object is to increase a coupling surface for dispensing a heat output to the operating medium in a simple manner. The heating element is designed to dispense the heat output to the housing via a first coupling surface, and the housing is designed to dispense the heat output to the operating medium via a second coupling surface. The heat output can be transmitted from the heating element to the operating medium in a significantly indirect manner via the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas KOPP
  • Publication number: 20190226617
    Abstract: A connection adapter for producing a detachable fluid connection between a first fluid system and a second fluid system is provided, the connection adapter comprising a switching valve; a housing including a pressure chamber and a valve chamber fluidly connected; an actuation element to actuate the switching valve to selectively open and close the fluidic connection; a ventilation path leading out of the connection adapter from the valve chamber; a ventilation shut-off means to close and open the ventilation path; a connection element fluidly connecting the pressure chamber to the first fluid system; a quick fastener socket fluidly connecting to the valve chamber and connects the valve chamber to a connection element of the second flush system; and a locking mechanism to lock the quick fastener socket and is restricted to a locked position when the ventilation shut-off means closes off the ventilation path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Heinrich, Andreas Köpp
  • Patent number: 10352433
    Abstract: A device for conditioning the lubricating oil of a torque transmission device for motor vehicles, in particular for gear transmissions, in which the lubricating oil is heated at least temporarily in the cold state in order to reduce friction and/or churning losses. For an improved reduction in the losses in the cold running range, it is proposed that at least one heating element be disposed directly in the oil-lubrication flow of the transmission elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kopp, Riccardo Parenti
  • Publication number: 20190117821
    Abstract: A method of removing a liquid from a container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic contact lens, in particular a soft contact lens, during transporting the container (1) from a liquid bath (13) to a subsequent processing station (14), the method including the steps of: transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, generating suction (20), and applying the suction (20) to a bottom (11) of the container (1) during the step of transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, thereby removing the liquid from the container (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Andrea Kopp, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Stutz
  • Publication number: 20190101032
    Abstract: A component for a motor vehicle, with at least one receiving space for structural elements of the drive component, with at least one first wall that delimits the receiving space at least partially, by way of which at least one collecting region for collecting a lubricant for lubricating the structural elements is delimited at least partially, and with at least one second wall, which is arranged on a side of the first wall that faces away from the collecting region, and which is spaced apart from the first wall at least in a partial region, so that, between the walls, an intermediate space that is delimited at least partially by the walls is formed. For setting a heat transfer coefficient between the walls, a liquid can be introduced into the intermediate space and discharged out of the intermediate space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Philip GRAF, Andreas KOPP
  • Patent number: 10195303
    Abstract: A method of removing a liquid from a container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic contact lens, in particular a soft contact lens, during transporting the container (1) from a liquid bath (13) to a subsequent processing station (14), the method including the steps of: transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, generating suction (20), and applying the suction (20) to a bottom (11) of the container (1) during the step of transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, thereby removing the liquid from the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Andrea Kopp, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Stutz
  • Patent number: 10189459
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle has at least one torque transmission device which when rotating splashes in a fluid, at least two axles each having at least two wheels and at least one controllable coupling device adapted for selectively coupling or decoupling the torque transmission device with at least one of the wheels. The method includes the steps of: in an operating state in which no torque is requested by a driver of the vehicle, decoupling with the control device the torque transmission device and the at least one wheel when a driving speed of the vehicle is greater than or equal to a predetermined speed threshold value and coupling with the control device the torque transmission device and the at least one wheel for torque transmission when the driving speed is smaller than the predetermined speed threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kopp