Patents by Inventor Bernd Schmitt

Bernd Schmitt 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: 10458343
    Abstract: An exhaust gas flap, especially for the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine, includes a flap tube (22) and a flap diaphragm (24) carried in an interior of the flap tube on a pivot shaft (16) rotatable about a pivot axis. A flap wing (28, 30) is mounted on the pivot shaft (16) and a wing stop (32, 34) is associated with the flap wing (28, 30) on an inner circumferential area of the flap tube. The flap wing (28, 30) has a mounting area (56, 58) with uncurved mounting surfaces (60, 64). Opposing mounting surfaces (62, 66) or/and a mounting recess (52, 54) at the pivot shaft (16) provide an opposing mounting area that at least partially receives the flap wing mounting area (56, 58) of the flap wing (28, 30), the opposing mounting area being provided on the outer circumferential area of the pivot shaft (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Annika Stark, Steffen Schmitt, Stefanos Varelis, Bernd Müller, Jan Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20190326833
    Abstract: A method for regulating an AC output current of a converter having a DC voltage intermediate circuit and a semiconductor switch in a bridge circuit for converting a DC voltage of the DC voltage intermediate circuit into an AC output current. The AC output current is regulated by way of a direct hysteresis current regulation, in which an actual value of the AC output current is maintained within a hysteresis window around a set point value. Furthermore, a hysteresis width of the hysteresis window is modulated in order to adjust a frequency spectrum of the AC output current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: NORBERT BENESCH, BERND DRESSEL, MAXIMILIAN SCHMITT, HARALD WIESSMANN
  • Patent number: 10400849
    Abstract: An adjustable damping valve device has a first adjustable damping valve assembly for a first flow direction and a second adjustable damping valve assembly for a second flow direction. The two damping valve assemblies are adjustable independently from one another, and the first damping valve assembly generates a damping force for only one flow direction and the second damping valve assembly has a minimum cross section through which damping medium can flow in the setting for maximum damping force so that the second damping valve device generates a damping force in both flow directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Thomas Manger, Stefan Schmitt, Bernd Zeissner, Thomas Solf, Lukas Ruhmann
  • Publication number: 20190260309
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling phase currents of a plurality of three-phase inverters connected in parallel. The phase currents of each inverter are controlled by direct hysteresis current control wherein an actual current space vector for actual values of the phase currents of each inverter is maintained about a target current space vector within a hysteresis window. The measured current space vector of a first inverter is formed by all three phase currents of the first inverter. The actual current space vector of each additional inverter is formed from exactly two phase currents of the respective additional inverter under the proviso that all three phase currents of the additional inverters add up to zero. The selection of the two phase currents from which the actual current space vector is formed, is varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: HARALD WIESSMANN, BERND DRESSEL, MAXIMILIAN SCHMITT
  • Patent number: 10356342
    Abstract: An X ray detector with single photon measurement capabilities includes a layer of photosensitive material and an N×M array of photo-detector diodes in the layer of photosensitive material. The photo-detector diodes have a bias potential interface and a diode output interface. An N×M array of high gain, low noise readout unit cells are assigned to the photo-detector diodes. Each readout unit cell has an input interface connecting the diode output interface to a high-gain charge-to-voltage amplifier with integration capacitors. The high-gain charge-to-voltage amplifier can switch between different gains. A comparator and a digital block monitors the charge of the integration capacitance and switches the gain depending from the monitored charge of the integration capacitance. The pixel detector provides the possibility of in pixel intermediate evaluation of an automatic gain switching circuit state to increase the dynamic range of the detector in case of quasi continuous incoming particle flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Paul Scherrer Institut
    Inventors: Dominic Greiffenberg, Aldo Mozzanica, Xintian Shi, Bernd Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10166957
    Abstract: A hydraulic brake system for a land vehicle including a hydraulic connection between a master cylinder and wheel brakes that is established or blocked by valve arrangements in dependence upon trigger signals from an electronic control with the electronic control unit devised and programmed in such a way that, in order to set a brake pressure characteristic required for a specific vehicle behavior, the electronic control unit supplies trigger signals through which the setting of a respective brake pressure characteristic in two brake circuits in predefined pressure stages (delta-p) is staggered in terms of time by a substantially predefined time stage (delta-t).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Bach, Harald Thelen, Josef Knechtges, Bernd Schmitt, Christian Chemnitz
  • Publication number: 20180288338
    Abstract: An X ray detector with single photon measurement capabilities includes a layer of photosensitive material and an N×M array of photo-detector diodes in the layer of photosensitive material. The photo-detector diodes have a bias potential interface and a diode output interface. An N×M array of high gain, low noise readout unit cells are assigned to the photo-detector diodes. Each readout unit cell has an input interface connecting the diode output interface to a high-gain charge-to-voltage amplifier with integration capacitors. The high-gain charge-to-voltage amplifier can switch between different gains. A comparator and a digital block monitors the charge of the integration capacitance and switches the gain depending from the monitored charge of the integration capacitance. The pixel detector provides the possibility of in pixel intermediate evaluation of an automatic gain switching circuit state to increase the dynamic range of the detector in case of quasi continuous incoming particle flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: DOMINIC GREIFFENBERG, ALDO MOZZANICA, XINTIAN SHI, BERND SCHMITT
  • Publication number: 20170335485
    Abstract: For improving the current transfer during the electrolytic metallization of workpieces, a method is proposed: (a) providing a metal depositing apparatus 17, in which the workpiece, at least one anode 40, 41 and a metal deposition electrolyte AE are arranged and which has a device for electric current generation 60 and at least one current feeding device 31 with in each case at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 for making electrical contact with the workpiece; (b) bringing the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 into contact with the workpiece; and (c) feeding electric current to the workpiece via the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 in order that the deposition metal deposits on the workpiece. Before method step (b), in a further method step (d), deposition metal is deposited on the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Britz, Bernd Schmitt, Bernd Böse, Frank Mücklich, Christian Selzner
  • Patent number: 9745665
    Abstract: For improving the current transfer during the electrolytic metallization of workpieces, a method is proposed: (a) providing a metal depositing apparatus 17, in which the workpiece, at least one anode 40, 41 and a metal deposition electrolyte AE are arranged and which has a device for electric current generation 60 and at least one current feeding device 31 with in each case at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 for making electrical contact with the workpiece; (b) bringing the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 into contact with the workpiece; and (c) feeding electric current to the workpiece via the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 in order that the deposition metal deposits on the workpiece. Before method step (b), in a further method step (d), deposition metal is deposited on the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Britz, Bernd Schmitt, Bernd Böse, Frank Mücklich, Christian Selzner
  • Patent number: 9121955
    Abstract: A single photon counting detector system has a layer of photosensitive material and an N×M array of photo-detector diodes. Each photo-detector diode has a bias potential interface and a diode output interface. The bias potential interface is connected to bias potential. An N×M array of high gain, low noise readout unit cells is provided, one readout unit cell for each photo-detector diode. Each readout unit cell has an input interface connected to the diode output interface, a high-gain voltage amplifier with an integration capacitor at least two parallel lines of digital counters, each having a comparator with an individually selectable threshold and a gateable section to determine the counting intervals of the digital counters. A multiplexer allows access to the readout cell unit either on a per pixel basis or for several pixels in parallel to read out the digital counter to a data processor transferring the data off chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Paul Scherrer Institut
    Inventors: Bernd Schmitt, Anna Bergamaschi, Aldo Mozzanica, Roberto Dinapoli
  • Patent number: 9098830
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for process integration may comprise providing a business logic layer that hosts business object(s), providing process broker(s), providing adapter(s) and providing a process broker handler. Each process broker may perform process integration tasks by dynamically determining whether, when and/or how routines of the business logic layer need to be integrated with routines of a second application. Each adapter may be part of a first application and implement methods to perform communication protocol specific logic. Each adapter may also be interoperable with at least one of the process brokers and one of the business objects to transform a message exchanged between the process broker and the second application from an internal format to an external format or vice versa. The process broker handler may be operable to instantiate the process broker and to instantiate an adapter stored in association with the instantiated process broker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Siar Sarferaz, Markus Peter, Bernd Schmitt, Volker Wiechers
  • Patent number: 9046614
    Abstract: An X-ray detector contains a layer of photosensitive material and an N×M array of photo-detector diodes disposed in the photosensitive material. Each of the diodes has a bias potential interface and a diode output interface. The bias potential interface is connected to a bias potential. The X-ray detector further has an N×M array of high gain, low noise readout unit cells, one readout unit cell for each diode. Each cell contains an input interface connected to the diode output interface, a high-gain voltage amplifying device having an integration capacitor, a first switch in parallel to the integration capacitor and a sample/hold capacitor disposed between a second switch and third switch. The sample/hold capacitor is connectable to the voltage amplifying device via the second switch and is connectable to a signal output line. A multiplexer contains a row select and a column select circuit allowing access to each readout cell unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Paul Scherrer Institut
    Inventor: Bernd Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20150096895
    Abstract: For improving the current transfer during the electrolytic metallization of workpieces, a method is proposed: (a) providing a metal depositing apparatus 17, in which the workpiece, at least one anode 40, 41 and a metal deposition electrolyte AE are arranged and which has a device for electric current generation 60 and at least one current feeding device 31 with in each case at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 for making electrical contact with the workpiece; (b) bringing the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 into contact with the workpiece; and (c) feeding electric current to the workpiece via the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35 in order that the deposition metal deposits on the workpiece. Before method step (b), in a further method step (d), deposition metal is deposited on the at least one electrical contact element 34, 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Britz, Bernd Schmitt, Bernd Böse, Frank Mücklich, Christian Selzner
  • Publication number: 20140324636
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to an individual material bill of material and/or an order tracking view business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Bernd Schmitt, Klaus Zumbach, Thomas Schneider
  • Patent number: 8869170
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may provide a local process integration component to facilitate process integration. The local process integration component may include an adapter, a process broker and a process broker handler. The process broker may collaborate with the business logic and adapter to perform business-centric integration logic. The architecture is based on is a toolkit and generator approach. For inbound communication, the adapter is responsible for control flow while the process broker handler provides generic services. For outbound communication, the process broker is responsible for control flow while the process broker handler provides generic services. The control flow orchestration is uniformed by code generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Siar Sarferaz, Markus Peter, Bernd Schmitt, Volker Wiechers
  • Patent number: 8799115
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to an individual material bill of material and/or an order tracking view business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Bernd Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20140166861
    Abstract: A single photon counting detector system has a layer of photosensitive material and an N×M array of photo-detector diodes. Each photo-detector diode has a bias potential interface and a diode output interface. The bias potential interface is connected to bias potential. An N×M array of high gain, low noise readout unit cells is provided, one readout unit cell for each photo-detector diode. Each readout unit cell has an input interface connected to the diode output interface, a high-gain voltage amplifier with an integration capacitor at least two parallel lines of digital counters, each having a comparator with an individually selectable threshold and a gateable section to determine the counting intervals of the digital counters. A multiplexer allows access to the readout cell unit either on a per pixel basis or for several pixels in parallel to read out the digital counter to a data processor transferring the data off chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
    Inventors: Bernd Schmitt, Anna Bergamaschi, Aldo Mozzanica, Roberto Dinapoli
  • Patent number: 8725550
    Abstract: Systems, methods and techniques relating to managing process logs are described. A described technique includes identifying an end-to-end business process from a first system; identifying a plurality of systems that execute at least a portion of the end-to-end business process based on a definition of the end-to-end business process within the process registry; identifying a plurality of local process logs associated with the end-to-end business process for the a plurality of systems as defined by the process registry; and generating a federated process log based on at least a portion of each of the a plurality of local process logs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Drittler, Jens-Christoph Nolte, Bernd Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8634999
    Abstract: A method for starting a motor vehicle on a downhill route from an idle state includes the steps of maintaining a sufficient brake force to hold the motor vehicle in the idle state, even if brake actuation by the driver is withdrawn; detecting a wish by the driver to drive off; reducing, independently of the driver, the brake force which is maintained independently of the driver, in such a way that the resulting movement of the motor vehicle follows a preset course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Bach, Michael Bleser, Harald Thelen, Elmar Hoffmann, Bernd Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8600792
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for providing business process visibility at real time are described herein. One or more business activity events are received at a local business activity event manager. Further, business process binding information associated with the one or more business activity events is retrieved at the business activity manager from a business process model manager. A relationship of the one or more business activity events with a business process using the business process binding is identified at the business activity event manager. Upon determination, a business process log manager is triggered for logging a business activity log of a business process instance at real time. Furthermore, the business activity log is extracted to monitor and analyze the business process instance at real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Drittler, Ralf Ehret, Jens-Christoph Nolte, Bernd Schmitt