Patents by Inventor Andreas Nickel

Andreas Nickel 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: 20200309201
    Abstract: A disc pack coupling for torque transmission between shafts has coupling discs. A locking unit is provided that maintains a contact pressure acting on the coupling discs when the disc pack coupling is closed. The locking unit has a locking part, a guide part, an actuating element, and a pressure element. The guide part is non-rotatably and non-displaceably arranged in relation to a first shaft. The locking part has a locking part axis and is rotatable about and displaceable axially relative to the locking part axis. Locking part and guide part are provided with interacting control surfaces positioned at a slant to a rotational direction of the locking part. The control surfaces are provided to move the locking part into a first and a second stop position. In the first stop position, the locking part maintains the contact pressure on the coupling discs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Genesius, Marcus Teller, Wilhelm Wunder, Martin Eisele, Johannes Kern, Sascha Ott, Tobias Stürmlinger, Falk Nickel, David Pühringer, Hüseyin Gürbüz, Sven Roth, Jörgen Schulz
  • Publication number: 20200309218
    Abstract: An actuating device for a coupling/braking device is provided with at least one actuating piston that is axially slidable relative to a shaft and, in an actuating state, exerts an axially acting contact pressure on coupling/braking parts of the coupling/braking device. At least one control piston is provided that axially displaces the at least one actuating piston into the actuating position. A coating is provided in a contact region between the actuating piston and the control piston, wherein the coating is disposed at the actuating piston or at the control piston or at both the actuating piston and the control piston. The actuating piston can also be designed as a control piston that interacts immediately with the coupling/braking parts of the coupling/braking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Falk Nickel, David Pühringer, Andreas Genesius, Wilhelm Wunder
  • Publication number: 20200238923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for a motor vehicle having a protective element which can be pivoted from a closed position into an open position, with an environment detection unit which can be moved into an active position for image detection by an extension movement and into a resting position by a retraction movement, in which the environment detection unit is arranged to be externally inaccessible behind the protective element located in the closed position, and having a drive unit acting on the environment detection unit for moving the environment detection unit, the environment detection unit having an end face facing the protective element and two has adjoining side surfaces and wherein a pressing element for pressing on the protective element during the extension of the environment detection unit and a separate closing element for closing the protective element during retraction of the environment detection unit are formed on at least one of the side surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Andreas NICKEL
  • Patent number: 10688276
    Abstract: The current document is directed to length-adjustable catheters and methods that employ length-adjustable catheters to treat malformations, constrictions, obstructions, lesions, and blockages within patients' blood vessels. The length of the shaft of a length-adjustable catheter, to which the current application is directed, can be adjusted over a range of lengths prior to and during medical procedures. In many implementations, length adjustment is accompanied by indications, to the medical provider, of the extent of a length adjustment. The indications may include one or more of visual markings, haptic feedback, radio-opaque markings, and/or other types of indications. In many implementations, the variable-length mechanism of the length-adjustable catheter is mechanically lockable following length adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CTI Vascular AG
    Inventors: Marc Gianotti, Michael Jetter, Martin Rickert, Dragana Gajic, Sabina Silva, Andreas Bodmer, Valentin Nickel, Ulf Fritz
  • Publication number: 20200156561
    Abstract: The invention relates to a camera arrangement for a vehicle having a camera unit and a pivot mechanism for the pivoting of the camera unit into an active position and into a position of rest. The camera unit is accommodated in a chamber in an inaccessible manner from the outside in the position of rest and is pivoted out of the chamber in the active position for the optical detection of a surrounding zone. The pivot mechanism comprises two pivot arms which are rotatably coupled to the camera unit at oppositely disposed sides thereof and which pivot in opposite directions during the pivoting of the camera unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Andreas Nickel
  • Publication number: 20200155816
    Abstract: The current document is directed to length-adjustable catheters and methods that employ length-adjustable catheters to treat malformations, constrictions, obstructions, lesions, and blockages within patients' blood vessels. The length of the shaft of a length-adjustable catheter, to which the current application is directed, can be adjusted over a range of lengths prior to and during medical procedures. In many implementations, length adjustment is accompanied by indications, to the medical provider, of the extent of a length adjustment. The indications may include one or more of visual markings, haptic feedback, radio-opaque markings, and/or other types of indications. In many implementations, the variable-length mechanism of the length-adjustable catheter is mechanically lockable following length adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: CTI Vascular AG
    Inventors: Marc Gianotti, Michael Jetter, Martin Rickert, Dragana Gajic, Sabina Silva, Andreas Bodmer, Valentin Nickel, Ulf Fritz
  • Publication number: 20200107613
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a component for attachment to an article includes an upper component that is made of a thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature and a flange member that is molded onto the upper component and made of a thermoplastic elastomer material having a second melting temperature that is lower than the first melting temperature of the upper component. The flange member extends laterally from a bottom end of the upper component so that a bottom surface of the flange member is flush with or positioned axially below a bottom surface of the upper component. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic elastomer material enables the flange member to be directly coupled to the article via heat welding and the like without substantially affecting the upper component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Lovett, Andrea Cavanagh, Robert Burns, Mark Soderberg, Mark Kerns, Michael Nickel, James Capra, Ilya Minkin, Brett Vladika, Sean Cavanagh, David Dickensheets
  • Patent number: 10576906
    Abstract: The invention relates to a camera arrangement for a vehicle having a camera unit and a pivot mechanism for the pivoting of the camera unit into an active position and into a position of rest. The camera unit is accommodated in a chamber in an inaccessible manner from the outside in the position of rest and is pivoted out of the chamber in the active position for the optical detection of a surrounding zone. The pivot mechanism comprises two pivot arms which are rotatably coupled to the camera unit at oppositely disposed sides thereof and which pivot in opposite directions during the pivoting of the camera unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: WITTE Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Nickel
  • Patent number: 10477922
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a component for attachment to an article includes an upper component that is made of a thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature and a flange member that is molded onto the upper component and made of a thermoplastic elastomer material having a second melting temperature that is lower than the first melting temperature of the upper component. The flange member extends laterally from a bottom end of the upper component so that a bottom surface of the flange member is flush with or positioned axially below a bottom surface of the upper component. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic elastomer material enables the flange member to be directly coupled to the article via heat welding and the like without substantially affecting the upper component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Lovett, Andrea Cavanagh, Robert Burns, Mark Soderberg, Mark Kerns, Michael Nickel, James Capra, Ilya Minkin, Brett Vladika, Sean Cavanagh, David Dickensheets
  • Patent number: 10240663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism having a drive motor and a drive element drivable by the drive motor. A first worm gear, which has a first worm gear shaft and a first worm wheel, and a second worm gear, which has a second worm gear shaft and a second worm wheel, are connected between the drive motor and the drive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: WITTE AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Nickel
  • Publication number: 20160273617
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism having a drive motor and a drive element drivable by the drive motor. A first worm gear, which has a first worm gear shaft and a first worm wheel, and a second worm gear, which has a second worm gear shaft and a second worm wheel, are connected between the drive motor and the drive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Andreas Nickel
  • Publication number: 20160219204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a camera arrangement for a vehicle having a camera unit and a pivot mechanism for the pivoting of the camera unit into an active position and into a position of rest. The camera unit is accommodated in a chamber in an inaccessible manner from the outside in the position of rest and is pivoted out of the chamber in the active position for the optical detection of a surrounding zone. The pivot mechanism comprises two pivot arms which are rotatably coupled to the camera unit at oppositely disposed sides thereof and which pivot in opposite directions during the pivoting of the camera unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Andreas Nickel
  • Patent number: 8662688
    Abstract: A key, primarily a remote control key for automobiles, with a housing that has an upper shell and a lower shell and a key held between the upper shell and the lower shell. To make the key housing more esthetically pleasing and easier to manufacture, the lower shell consists of a transparent plastic joined by laser welding to a colored core of the upper shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Witte Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Nickel, Richard-Roman Jarnicki
  • Publication number: 20120140391
    Abstract: A key, primarily a remote control key for automobiles, with a housing that has an upper shell and a lower shell and a key held between the upper shell and the lower shell. To make the key housing more esthetically pleasing and easier to manufacture, the lower shell consists of a transparent plastic joined by laser welding to a colored core of the upper shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: WITTE Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas NICKEL, Richard-Roman JARNICKI
  • Patent number: 8021619
    Abstract: A separation module which contains at least one bundle of ceramic capillaries (9), in which, for controlling the material transport and the flow in the separation module, a certain distance is established between the capillaries (9) by joining. The separation module can be used in a variety of ways in the separation of substances by filtration, also in combination with further measures of chemical process engineering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignees: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Hermsforfer Inst. fur Technische Keramik E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Nickel, Olaf Stange, Ingolf Voigt, Gundula Fischer, Michael Stahn, Birgit Köhler
  • Publication number: 20080287718
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalytically active membrane pore flow reactor, to the membrane used and to processes using this reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Aurel Wolf, Rafael Warsitz, Andreas Nickel, Olaf Stange, Reinhard Schomacker, Herry Purnama, Andrea Schmidt, Roland Dittmeyer, Daniel Urbanczyk, Ingolf Voigt
  • Patent number: 7449093
    Abstract: Method and appliance for carrying out membrane electrophoresis using microfiltration or ultrafiltration membranes, wherein the electroosmotic flow which develops in the membrane pores is reduced or offset by pressure superposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventors: Gregor Dudziak, Andreas Nickel, Martina Mutter, Kerstin Baumarth
  • Publication number: 20070272565
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casing for a key with sensors that are positioned inside the casing and that are actuated by means of push buttons, so that the push buttons are situated in openings of a casing cover and can be displaced against a rebound force perpendicularly to the surface of the casing cover in the direction toward the sensors. In order to improve a generic casing both in terms of production technology as well as in advantageous uses, it is proposed that the push buttons made of a hard plastic are inserted with lateral distance in the openings and are held in place by a soft plastic inset inserted into a recess in the casing cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Edvard Rueckert, Thorsten Janssen, Andreas Nickel
  • Publication number: 20060237361
    Abstract: Ceramic nanofiltration membrane for use with organic solvents is produced by impregnating a mesoporous ceramic membrane with a hydrophobing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Bayer Technology Services GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Dudziak, Thomas Hoyer, Andreas Nickel, Petra Puhlfuerss, Ingolf Voigt
  • Publication number: 20050242030
    Abstract: A device and a process are described for membrane electrophoresis or electrofiltration. The device contains at least one input chamber, one output chamber, and one cathode chamber and anode chamber each, whereby the individual chambers are separated from one another by membranes, and are integrated into a permanently attached module with membranes, and whereby the electrodes are integrated into the module, and the module is connected to constructions enabling continuous flow through the input and output chambers, as well as through the electrode chambers. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader quickly to ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the appended issued claims. 37 CFR §1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Bayer Technology Services GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Lausch, Oscar-Werner Reif, Ulrich Grummert, Stefan Haufe, Holger Linne, Andre Pastor, Gregor Dudziak, Andreas Nickel, Martina Mutter, Michael Traving