Patents by Inventor Andreas Sausner

Andreas Sausner 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: 10221801
    Abstract: A closed loop control system for a fuel pump based on characteristics of speed, pressure, and current. The pressure generated by the pump system is increased at the point in time when the pump system is working against a dead head system (i.e., coasting) to a level that a calibration valve is opened to a determined working point. By measuring the characteristic phase current as a function of the speed, the characteristic is able to be compared, with the pre-calibrated value of the hardware to perform an error compensation algorithm. The error compensation is overlaid with the standard pressure characteristic as a function of speed and phase current, and uses the pre-calibrated opening pressure value (i.e., the inflection point) of the calibration valve and/or in addition the change of the speed to the initial (first calibration), or to a sliding average therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Marc Völker
  • Patent number: 10072674
    Abstract: A suction jet pump has a fuel line, a propulsion jet nozzle, an intake region, a mixing tube, and a diffuser. The propulsion jet nozzle and the mixing tube are oriented rectilinearly with respect to one another. As viewed in the direction of flow, the diffuser has a course which differs from the course of the mixing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Völker, Andreas Sausner
  • Publication number: 20170037808
    Abstract: A closed loop control system for a fuel pump based on characteristics of speed, pressure, and current. The pressure generated by the pump system is increased at the point in time when the pump system is working against a dead head system (i.e., coasting) to a level that a calibration valve is opened to a determined working point. By measuring the characteristic phase current as a function of the speed, the characteristic is able to be compared, with the pre-calibrated value of the hardware to perform an error compensation algorithm. The error compensation is overlaid with the standard pressure characteristic as a function of speed and phase current, and uses the pre-calibrated opening pressure value (i.e., the inflection point) of the calibration valve and/or in addition the change of the speed to the initial (first calibration), or to a sliding average therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Marc Völker
  • Patent number: 9528519
    Abstract: A closed loop control system for a fuel pump based on characteristics of speed, pressure, and current. The pressure generated by the pump system is increased at the point in time when the pump system is working against a dead head system (i.e., coasting) to a level that a calibration valve is opened to a determined working point. By measuring the characteristic phase current as a function of the speed, the characteristic is able to be compared, with the pre-calibrated value of the hardware to perform an error compensation algorithm. The error compensation is overlaid with the standard pressure characteristic as a function of speed and phase current, and uses the pre-calibrated opening pressure value (i.e., the inflection point) of the calibration valve and/or in addition the change of the speed to the initial (first calibration), or to a sliding average therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Marc Völker
  • Publication number: 20160017896
    Abstract: A suction jet pump has a fuel line, a propulsion jet nozzle, an intake region, a mixing tube and a diffuser. The propulsion jet nozzle and the mixing tube are oriented rectilinearly with respect to one another. As viewed in the direction of flow, the diffuser has a course which differs from the course of the mixing tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Marc VÖLKER, Andreas SAUSNER
  • Publication number: 20140105758
    Abstract: A closed loop control system for a fuel pump based on characteristics of speed, pressure, and current. The pressure generated by the pump system is increased at the point in time when the pump system is working against a dead head system (i.e., coasting) to a level that a calibration valve is opened to a determined working point. By measuring the characteristic phase current as a function of the speed, the characteristic is able to be compared, with the pre-calibrated value of the hardware to perform an error compensation algorithm. The error compensation is overlaid with the standard pressure characteristic as a function of speed and phase current, and uses the pre-calibrated opening pressure value (i.e., the inflection point) of the calibration valve and/or in addition the change of the speed to the initial (first calibration), or to a sliding average therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Marc Völker
  • Patent number: 8172278
    Abstract: A threaded component for connecting piping employed on motor vehicles includes a thread formed thereon and at least one unthreaded, contacting surface. A first coating having a first coefficient of friction is disposed on at least a portion of the thread, and a second coating having a second coefficient of friction is disposed on at least a portion of the unthreaded, contacting surface(s) of the threaded component. The first coefficient of friction is greater than the second coefficient of friction. In an embodiment an anti-corrosion coating is provided between the coatings and the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: TI Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Abbott, Uwe Fiedler, Andreas Sausner
  • Publication number: 20090324363
    Abstract: A threaded component for connecting piping employed on motor vehicles includes a thread formed thereon and at least one unthreaded, contacting surface. A first coating having a first coefficient of friction is disposed on at least a portion of the thread, and a second coating having a second coefficient of friction is disposed on at least a portion of the unthreaded, contacting surface(s) of the threaded component. The first coefficient of friction is greater than the second coefficient of friction. In an embodiment an anti-corrosion coating is provided between the coatings and the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: TI Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Abbott, Uwe Fiedler, Andreas Sausner
  • Patent number: 7533909
    Abstract: A tube connection device for connecting motor vehicle tubes, a tube having a front element on at least one end, this front element being equipped with a frontal sealing surface. A fitting enclosing the tube is provided, which presses the frontal sealing surface against a connection surface of a connection element. At least one separate pressure element, which at least partially surrounds the tube, is provided between fitting and front element. The fitting acts on the front element through the pressure element and the sealing surface is pressed against the connection surface in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: TI Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Uwe Fiedler, Rainer Schumacher, Ralf Zahn
  • Publication number: 20090038704
    Abstract: Motor vehicle pipeline comprising a metal tube with an aluminum layer is applied to the outer surface of the metal tube. An aluminum oxide layer is present on the outer surface of the aluminum layer. The aluminum oxide layer forms the outer layer of the motor vehicle pipeline. A method of making the motor vehicle pipeline is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Gerhard Stanzl, Jacek Giemza
  • Patent number: 7390033
    Abstract: A screw connection device for connecting the flared ends of two pipes includes a nut, a screw and distance element which comprises a first recess or shape for accommodation of the flare at the end of a first pipe, and a second recess or shape for accommodation of the flare at the end of the other pipe. The nut and screw each accommodate one pipe end with the distance element between them with the recess at each end in sealing contact with the pipe flares. The nut and/or the pipe flare of the pipe end which in the connected state is accommodated in the nut comprise positive-fit elements, which positive-fit elements are designed such that the accommodated pipe end is secured against rotation relative to the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Ti Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Weick, Andreas Sausner, Delbert L. Adkins
  • Patent number: 7357968
    Abstract: A reinforced, high pressure hose is disclosed for use in the transport of high pressure fluids. The hose includes a multilayered inner tube capable of prolonged exposure to fluids such as those containing hydrocarbons, and a reinforcement layer overlaying the inner tube. The reinforcement layer includes at least one reinforcement strip wrapped about the inner tube and with the edges of the strip in an overlying relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Tao Nie, Michael W. Boles
  • Patent number: 7308758
    Abstract: In a method for grounding a metal tube (2) sheathed with an electrically non-conducting plastic layer (1), has the plastic layer (1) of the metal tube (2) completely removed at an area of connection (3) the area of connection (3) is connected to the motor vehicle part in an electrically conducting fashion by a conductive covering section (4) is closed in the circumferential direction of the metal tube (2) which covers the area of connection (3) on all sides or more than covers the area of connection (3) on all sides, i.e. in the form of a crimp sleeve or a heat-shrinkable sleeve. It is first pushed onto the metal tube (2) and is then pressed onto the metal tube (2) at least at its ends under radial pressure applied along at least part of the circumference without any gaps. In one form, the tube has a bead in the area where the plastic layer is removed and the bead is in contact with the conductive covering section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: TI Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Georg Weick, Delbert L. Adkins, David Poirier
  • Publication number: 20060028017
    Abstract: A tube connection device for connecting motor vehicle tubes, a tube having a front element on at least one end, this front element being equipped with a frontal sealing surface. A fitting enclosing the tube is provided, which presses the frontal sealing surface against a connection surface of a connection element. At least one separate pressure element, which at least partially surrounds the tube, is provided between fitting and front element. The fitting acts on the front element through the pressure element and the sealing surface is pressed against the connection surface in this way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Uwe Fiedler, Rainer Schumacher, Ralf Zahn
  • Publication number: 20050280259
    Abstract: A multilayer metallic high-pressure conduit for a high-pressure medium, particularly for a fuel injection system in motor vehicles, comprises a metallic inner tube, at least one metallic intermediate layer and a metallic outer tube. These metallic tubes or layers are connected to one another without soldering. At least one end connector element is welded to one end of the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Paolo Balbi, Pierluigi Picco
  • Publication number: 20050087984
    Abstract: A screw connection device for connecting the flared ends of two pipes includes a nut, a screw and distance element which comprises a first recess or shape for accommodation of the flare at the end of a first pipe, and a second recess or shape for accommodation of the flare at the end of the other pipe. The nut and screw each accommodate one pipe end with the distance element between them with the recess at each end in sealing contact with the pipe flares. The nut and/or the pipe flare of the pipe end which in the connected state is accommodated in the nut comprise positive-fit elements, which positive-fit elements are designed such that the accommodated pipe end is secured against rotation relative to the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Georg Weick, Andreas Sausner, Delbert Adkins
  • Patent number: 6823898
    Abstract: A multi-layer tubing composed of a first layer, a second layer and an intermediate layer interposed between the first layer and the second layer. The first layer contains a first melt-processible thermoplastic such as polyamides, thermoplastic elstomers, and mixtures such materials. The second layer contains a second melt-processible thermoplastic chemically dissimilar form the melt-processible thermoplastic employed in the first layer. The intermediate layer is made of a solidified melt-processible thermoplastic solution which contains the first melt-processible thermoplastic and the second thermoplastic such that the first thermoplastic and the second thermoplastic exist as discretely discernable components dispersed relative to one another in an essentially non-homogenous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Nie, Andreas Sausner
  • Publication number: 20040194298
    Abstract: In a method for grounding a metal tube (2) sheathed with an electrically non-conducting plastic layer (1), has the plastic layer (1) of the metal tube (2) completely removed at an area of connection (3) the area of connection (3) is connected to the motor vehicle part in an electrically conducting fashion by a conductive covering section (4) is closed in the circumferential direction of the metal tube (2) which covers the area of connection (3) on all sides or more than covers the area of connection (3) on all sides, i.e. in the form of a crimp sleeve or a heat-shrinkable sleeve. It is first pushed onto the metal tube (2) and is then pressed onto the metal tube (2) at least at its ends under radial pressure applied along at least part of the circumference without any gaps. In one form, the tube has a bead in the area where the plastic layer is removed and the bead is in contact with the conductive covering section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Georg Weick, Delbert L. Adkins, David Poirier
  • Patent number: 6751996
    Abstract: A forming tool for pipe ends with a fixing device holding the pipe and a flanging die acting on the projection of the pipe end, where the flanging die has a mandrel which can be driven into the pipe end. A forming die surrounds the mandrel. The mandrel and the forming die are held in a housing. A limiting die surrounding the forming die being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Manfred Durst
  • Publication number: 20040062895
    Abstract: A reinforced, high pressure hose is disclosed for use in the transport of high pressure fluids. The hose includes a multilayered inner tube capable of prolonged exposure to fluids such as those containing hydrocarbons, and a reinforcement layer overlaying the inner tube. The reinforcement layer includes at least one reinforcement strip wrapped about the inner tube and with the edges of the strip in an overlying relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Andreas Sausner, Tao Nie, Michael W. Boles