Patents by Inventor Bernd Schumann

Bernd Schumann 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: 10476103
    Abstract: An electrode for a battery cell, including an active material which contains silicon and which contains a first polymer which is ionically conductive. The active material contains in this case a copolymer, which includes the first polymer and a second polymer, the second polymer being electrically conductive. A battery cell which includes at least one electrode is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Pallavi Verma
  • Patent number: 10449826
    Abstract: A temperature control device for a battery and for a vehicle interior, having a first heat exchanger and having a second heat exchanger that are thermally coupled, the second heat exchanger being thermally coupled to the battery, and the first heat exchanger to a temperature control chamber that has a downstream segment that is thermally coupled to the vehicle interior and has a first upstream segment and a second upstream segment, the first upstream segment being thermally coupled to the vehicle interior and the second upstream segment to a surrounding environment of the vehicle, the first heat exchanger being capable of being thermally coupled alternately to the first upstream segment or to the second upstream segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Andreas Letsch
  • Patent number: 10431797
    Abstract: A vehicle traction battery includes a battery cell, the battery cell including a cathode, and anode, and a separator the anode and cathode. The separator includes at least one protective layer that is impermeable to polysulfides and at least one ion-conducting conductive layer whose composition is different than that of the protective layer and that is designed as a copolymer which includes a stabilizing phase and an ionically conductive phase, the protective layer including an inorganic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Jean Fanous
  • Patent number: 10411248
    Abstract: An electrode, in particular, a cathode, for an electrochemical energy store, in particular, for a lithium cell, including particles having one first lithiatable active material, which is based on a transition metal oxide, wherein the particles or a base body including the particles is/are provided with at least one functional layer, which is lithium ion-conductive and includes at least one redox-active element. An energy store including such an electrode, and a method for manufacturing such an electrode, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Anika Marusczyk, Bernd Schumann, Ingo Kerkamm, Malte Rolff, Thomas Eckl
  • Publication number: 20190218436
    Abstract: Thermally vulcanisable, meltable adhesives and processes have a meltable polybutadiene-polyurethane, ground sulphur and optionally at least one vulcanisation accelerator, at least one filling material, at least one epoxide resin, at least one tackifier resin, bitumen, at least one softener and further auxiliary and additive materials, wherein said adhesives and processes can be thermally vulcanised within a temperature range of 130° C. to 230° C., such that same, as well as an adhesive strip produced from same, can be used for adhesion and/or sealing in the automotive industry, as well as in structural work on oiled sheet metal, and in the painting line on e-coated or otherwise painted sheet metal, for example, for crimp fold adhesion, for crimp fold sealing, for seam sealing, for lining adhesion, for hole closure and much more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Sebastian DIETZE, Kim ELSENBACH, Frank HANNEMANN, Björn ZEYSING, Uwe SCHÜMANN, Matthias SEIBERT, Katja MEYER, Bernd DIETZ, Jasmin FLUCKE, Amy KAUS
  • Patent number: 10347873
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a housing and multiple galvanic elements stacked in the housing, the galvanic elements having a layer sequence which includes a current collector associated with the anode, an anode, a separator, a cathode, and a current collector associated with the cathode. In each case a seal covers the edge of the layer sequence of a galvanic element in order to electrically insulate and seal same in a gas-tight manner, and the outer surface of the current collector associated with the anode and the outer surface of the current collector associated with the cathode remain at least partly free, so that the current collector, associated with the cathode, of a galvanic element electrically contacts the current collector, associated with the anode, of a galvanic element adjacently situated in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Ingo Kerkamm
  • Patent number: 10312562
    Abstract: A metal-oxygen battery system, in particular a lithium-oxygen battery system, includes at least one battery cell, in particular a lithium-oxygen cell, including an oxygen cathode, a metal anode, and a metal ion-conducting separator situated between the cathode and the anode. To increase the current carrying capacity, the battery system also includes a turbomachine system which is connected to the oxygen cathode in a gas-conducting manner and which may be switched over between a suction function and a blowing function, and/or an exhaust gas supply line for supplying a gas low in oxygen to the oxygen cathode. Also described is a corresponding operating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Woehrle, Felix Eberle, Bernd Schumann, Calin Iulius Wurm, Vikram Anil Godbole
  • Patent number: 10177381
    Abstract: A cathode material for an alkali metal/sulfur cell, which encompasses at least one sulfur-containing cathode active material and at least one transition metal sulfide and/or at least one metal sulfide of at least one metal of the third, fourth, and/or fifth main group. Also described is a cell and a battery equipped therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jean Fanous, Joerg Thielen, Bernd Schumann
  • Patent number: 10090566
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a solid state battery includes a first cell stack including a first solid-electrolyte separator positioned between a first cathode and a first anode, a first base layer including a first base portion positioned directly beneath the first anode, and including a first lateral extension extending laterally beyond the first anode, a second cell stack beneath the first base layer and including a second solid-electrolyte separator positioned between a second cathode and a second anode, a second base layer including a second base portion positioned directly beneath the second anode, and including a second lateral extension extending laterally beyond the second anode, wherein the second base portion extends laterally beyond the first lateral extension, and a multiplexor (i) in electrical communication with the first base portion through the first lateral extension, and (ii) in electrical communication with the second base portion through the second lateral extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John F. Christensen, Bernd Schumann, Timm Lohmann
  • Publication number: 20180175367
    Abstract: An electrode, in particular, a cathode, for an electrochemical energy store, in particular, for a lithium cell, including particles having one first lithiatable active material, which is based on a transition metal oxide, wherein the particles or a base body including the particles is/are provided with at least one functional layer, which is lithium ion-conductive and includes at least one redox-active element. An energy store including such an electrode, and a method for manufacturing such an electrode, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Anika MARUSCZYK, Bernd SCHUMANN, Ingo KERKAMM, Malte ROLFF, Thomas ECKL
  • Patent number: 9960421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sulfur-containing composite with a core-shell structure for lithium-sulfur battery, wherein the substrate of the core contains macropores and/or mesopores and optionally micropores, and the substrate of the shell is a microporous coating layer; as well as a process for preparing said sulfur-containing composite, an electrode material and a lithium-sulfur battery comprising said sulfur-containing composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science
    Inventors: Yaxia Yin, Longjie Zhou, Bernd Schumann, Juan Zhang, NaHong Zhao, Yuguo Guo, Huan Ye
  • Publication number: 20170324111
    Abstract: An electrode for a battery cell, including an active material which contains silicon and which contains a first polymer which is ionically conductive. The active material contains in this case a copolymer, which includes the first polymer and a second polymer, the second polymer being electrically conductive. The A battery cell which includes at least one electrode is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Pallavi Verma
  • Patent number: 9802748
    Abstract: A method and a container for secure enclosing and secure transport of an accumulator, in particular a lithium ion accumulator, includes a cover, a base plate and a rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Niluefer Baba
  • Patent number: 9799933
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a solid-state battery system includes a first anode, a first cathode, a first solid-state electrolyte layer positioned between the first anode and the first cathode, a housing enclosing the first anode, the first cathode, and the first solid-state electrolyte layer, and at least one thermal control wire positioned within the housing and configured to modify a temperature within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Timm Lohmann, Bernd Schumann, John F. Christensen
  • Publication number: 20170288191
    Abstract: A vehicle traction battery includes a battery cell, the battery cell including a cathode, and anode, and a separator the anode and cathode. The separator includes at least one protective layer that is impermeable to polysulfides and at least one ion-conducting conductive layer whose composition is different than that of the protective layer and that is designed as a copolymer which includes a stabilizing phase and an ionically conductive phase, the protective layer including an inorganic substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Jean Fanous
  • Patent number: 9759775
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a first battery in a device, in particular in a motor vehicle, a first magnetometer measuring a magnetic flux density in the battery and/or adjacent to the battery, a second magnetometer measuring a magnetic flux density remotely from the first battery in the device, and in a period, in which no power supply or power withdrawal is provided to or from the first battery, a measurement of the first and the second magnetometer being carried out, and an evaluation unit, for the case in which the magnetic flux density measured by the first magnetometer exceeds a background magnetic flux density measured with the aid of the second magnetometer beyond a predetermined amount, determining and outputting an error status of the first battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Alkemade, Jake (John) Christensen, Bernd Schumann
  • Patent number: 9755224
    Abstract: A cathodic electrode of a lithium-based accumulator includes a basic structure, which is formed from fibers, flakes or grains. For this purpose, the fibers, flakes or grains are interspersed with channels, cavities or open pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Jean Fanous
  • Publication number: 20170229706
    Abstract: An electrode for a battery cell, including an active material that contains silicon, the active material having a coating that contains a polymer that is dendritic. A battery cell that includes at least one electrode is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Pallavi Verma
  • Publication number: 20170222279
    Abstract: A separator for an electrochemical cell, in particular a lithium cell, and a corresponding manufacturing method. In order to provide a separator having an elevated dendrite resistance, in particular ion-conducting, particles are introduced into pores of a polymer layer and frictionally retained between polymer walls delimiting pores. An electrochemical cell equipped therewith is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Ulrich Eisele
  • Publication number: 20170221647
    Abstract: A device for sealing an electrochemical cell including a carrier on which an anode is situated and a separator situated between the anode and a cathode, having an elastic connection of the carrier and the separator, an action of force on the separator, caused by a change in volume of the anode, being capable of being absorbed by the elastic connection of the carrier and the separator. In addition, a corresponding method for sealing an electrochemical cell is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Schumann, Joerg Thielen