Patents by Inventor Daniel Spesser

Daniel Spesser 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: 11366176
    Abstract: A compensation device for compensating leakage currents has a differential current measurement device, a first signal generation device, an amplifier and a feeder device. The first signal generation device is designed to generate a first compensation current specification signal (I_COMP_S1) suitable for the compensation from the first signal (I_DIFF) from the differential current measurement device by way of analog signal processing and to feed this first compensation current specification signal (I_COMP_S1) to the amplifier in analog or digitized form. The amplifier is designed to generate a compensation current (I_COMP) on the basis of the first compensation current specification signal (I_COMP_S1), and the feeder device is designed to allow the compensation current to be fed in at at least one of the active conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier
  • Patent number: 11364810
    Abstract: A monitoring device for monitoring leakage currents at active conductors has a differential current measurement device, a signal generation device and a control device, which differential current measurement device is designed to record a first signal (I_DIFF) characterizing the differential current of the active conductors and to feed the first signal to the control device. The signal generation device is designed to generate at least one second signal (V_GRID) and to feed the second signal to the control device, which at least one second signal (V_GRID) includes information about the phase angle of a signal occurring at one of the active conductors. The control device is designed to generate a third signal (I_LC_RES) on the basis of the first signal (I_DIFF) and of the at least one second signal (V_GRID), which third signal characterizes the resistive leakage current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier
  • Patent number: 11355945
    Abstract: A compensation device (20) for compensating for a discharge current has a compensation current generation device (28), a potential generation device (150), active conductor terminals (61, 62, 63, 64) and a PE conductor terminal (65), which active conductor terminals (61, 62, 63, 64) have a first active conductor terminal (61) and a second active conductor terminal (62; 64), which potential generation device (150) is interconnected with the first active conductor terminal (61) and has a potential generation device terminal (155), which potential generation device (150) is designed to provide a potential at the potential generation device terminal (155) which at least temporarily differs from the potential at the first active conductor terminal (61), and which compensation current generation device (28) is designed to effect a compensation current (I_COMP) between the potential generation device terminal (155) and the PE conductor terminal (65).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Florian Mayer, Stefan Endres, Christoph Sessler
  • Publication number: 20220144118
    Abstract: An energy supply system has a switch, which in an on state connects first conductors of a first line to second conductors of a second line and in an off state disconnects the first conductors of the first line from the second conductors of the second line. A measurement apparatus determines a difference value characterizing the phase difference between a first AC voltage signal at one first conductor and a second AC voltage signal at one second conductor. A control apparatus outputs a command via a signal transmission apparatus depending on the phase difference value. The first command enables a vehicle connected to the charging station to change the phase position of a fed-in AC voltage signal in the feed-in mode to reduce the phase difference, and the control apparatus enables a first change of state of the switch from the off state to the on state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Florian Mayer
  • Patent number: 11320494
    Abstract: A compensation device (20) for compensating for leakage currents has a differential current measuring device (22), a supply network detection device (42; 45), a control device (26), an amplifier (27), a compensation current selection device (36) and a feed-in device (39, 41). The supply network detection device (42; 45) generates a second signal (V_GRID; V_ES) characterizing the supply network (L1, L2, L3, N) connected to the active conductors (51, 52, 53, 54) and to supply it to the control device (26). The compensation current selection device (36) feeds in the compensation current (I_COMP) on the basis of a third signal (V_SEL) on at least one of the at least two different active conductors (51, 54), and the third signal (V_SEL) is dependent on the second signal (V_GRID; V_ES) to select at least one active conductor (51, 54) suitable for the connected supply network for the feed-in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tim Pfizenmaier, Daniel Spesser, Florian Mayer
  • Patent number: 11289891
    Abstract: A method for reducing leakage currents in a protective conductor of an electricity network including a neutral conductor and a phase conductor in addition to the protective conductor. A differential current is determined depending on a phase conductor current in the phase conductor and a neutral conductor current in the neutral conductor. A compensation current is fed into the phase conductor and/or into the neutral conductor. The compensation current compensates for a leakage current caused by the differential current. Also described is a device for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier
  • Patent number: 11290079
    Abstract: A device for filtering at least one signal has a first magnet core and at least one first coil. The first coil has a first coil connection, a second coil connection, a first coil element, a second coil element and a connecting section. The first coil connection is electrically connected to the second coil connection via the first coil element, the connecting section and the second coil element. The first coil element has a first coil axis and the second coil element has a second coil axis. The first coil axis and second coil axis are arranged parallel to and at a distance from one another. The first magnet core extends both through the first coil element and also through the second coil element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Florian Mayer
  • Patent number: 11283366
    Abstract: A rectifier arrangement (20) for rectifying an AC voltage into a DC voltage has a first connection (21), a second connection (22), a third connection (23) and a fourth connection (24), which rectifier arrangement (20) has an intermediate circuit (50) with a first line (51), a second line (52) and a node point (53), which node point (53) is connected to the first line (51) via at least one first capacitor (61) and to the second line (52) via at least one second capacitor (62), which first connection (21), second connection (22) and third connection (23) are each connected to a star point (40) via an associated circuit arrangement (31, 32, 33), which fourth connection (24) is likewise connected to the star point (40), and which star point (40) is connected to the node point (53) via a controllable switch (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h. c. F Porsche Aktiengesllschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Stefan Endres, Christoph Sessler
  • Publication number: 20220029552
    Abstract: A rectifier arrangement (20) for rectifying an AC voltage into a DC voltage has connections, circuit arrangements, an interconnection apparatus (26) and an intermediate circuit (50). The connections include first and second connections (22, 21). The intermediate circuit (50) has a first line (51), a second line (52) and at least one capacitor (61, 62) between the first and second lines (51, 52). The circuit arrangements (31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36) each have a first circuit arrangement connection (A) and a second circuit arrangement connection (B), between which a changeover arrangement (92) and a coil (91) are connected in series. The interconnection apparatus (26) enables at least: a first configuration in which the first connection (22) is connected to at least one first circuit arrangement connection (A), and a second configuration in which the first connection (22) is connected to at least one second circuit arrangement connection (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Florian Mayer, Stefan Endres
  • Publication number: 20220029596
    Abstract: A DC filter device includes: a first filter device connection; a second filter device connection; a third filter device connection; a fourth filter device connection; a coil core; at least one first coil arranged on the coil core, the at least one first coil being connected in between the first filter device connection and the third filter device connection; at least one second coil arranged on the coil core, the at least one second coil being connected in between the second filter device connection and the fourth filter device connection; and a third coil arranged on the coil core, the third coil having a first coil connection and a second coil connection. The first coil connection and the second coil connection are connected to one another via a circuit device, which circuit device has a resistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Stefan Endres
  • Publication number: 20220029554
    Abstract: A rectifier arrangement for rectifying an AC voltage into a DC voltage has connections, circuit arrangements, an interconnection apparatus and an intermediate circuit. Each circuit arrangement has first and second circuit arrangement connections, between which a changeover arrangement and a coil are connected in series with the changeover arrangement. The changeover arrangements are interconnected to the intermediate circuit. The interconnection apparatus is designed to enable at least a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the circuit arrangements form a first group and a second group, with two connections connected to the circuit arrangements in the first group, but not to the circuit arrangements in the second group, and two connections are connected to the circuit arrangements in the second group, but not to the circuit arrangements in the first group. In the second configuration, at least one of the connections is connected to all circuit arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Florian Mayer, Stefan Endres
  • Patent number: 11228255
    Abstract: A rectifier assembly (20) for rectifying an AC voltage into a DC voltage has at least one first terminal (21, 22, 23), a second terminal (24) and an intermediate circuit (50). The first terminal (21, 22, 23) is connected via a circuit (31, 32, 33) to a neutral point (40), and the second terminal (24) is connected to the neutral point (40). The circuit arrangement (31, 32, 33) has a first branch (81) and a second branch (82) connected in parallel with the first branch (81). Both branches (81, 82) comprise a changeover arrangement (92, 93) and a coil (91, 94) connected in series with the changeover arrangement. The coil (91) in the first branch (81) is on the side of the changeover arrangement (92) averted from the neutral point (40), and the coil (94) in the second branch (82) is on the side facing the neutral point (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Stefan Endres, Christoph Sessler
  • Patent number: 11190003
    Abstract: A method for controlling a charging apparatus of a vehicle, in particular an electric or hybrid vehicle, wherein the charging apparatus has a charging device including a protection and monitoring device. The vehicle includes a high-voltage on-board power system and an electrical energy storage apparatus connected to the high-voltage on-board power system. The method includes electrically connecting the high-voltage on-board power system to charging connections of an energy supply system by the charging apparatus. The charging connections include a neutral conductor, a protective conductor and at least one phase conductor. A protective conductor resistance is detected between the neutral conductor and the protective conductor by feeding in a test current by the protection and monitoring device. A frequency of the test current is filtered out of the compensation frequency range on a narrowband basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Tim Pfizenmaier, Daniel Spesser, Michael Kammer, Florian Habel, Eckhard Broeckmann, Frank Mehling, Michael Guenther Zeyen, Wolfgang Hofheinz, Guenter Uhl, Dietmar Bytzek, Juergen Hetzler, Stefan Zeltner, Stefan Endres, Christoph Sessler
  • Patent number: 11186179
    Abstract: A compensation apparatus compensates for leakage currents on conductors that include active conductors. The apparats (20) has a differential current measuring apparatus (22), a power supply unit (60), a first signal generator (33), an output stage (28) and a supply apparatus (39). The differential current measuring apparatus (22) captures a first signal at a first location of the active conductors and supplies it to the first signal generator (33). The first signal characterizes differential current on the active conductors. The first signal generator (33) generates a second signal to compensate for the differential current from the first signal and supplies this second signal to the output stage (28). The output stage (28) injects a compensation current into at least one of the active conductors via the supply apparatus (39) on the basis of the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Mayer, Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier
  • Patent number: 11173800
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicle-external charging device for charging a vehicle. The charging device has an AC current grid having a neutral conductor, a protective conductor and at least one phase conductor, a protection and monitoring apparatus, and a DC current charging terminal. The vehicle includes a high-voltage on-board power system and an electrical energy storage element connected to the on-board power system. The method includes electrically connecting the on-board power system to the DC current charging terminal of the charging device, and detecting a protective conductor resistance between the neutral conductor and the protective conductor by feeding in a test current by way of the protection and monitoring apparatus. A frequency of the test current is either outside of a compensation frequency range of the protection and monitoring apparatus or within the compensation frequency range and is filtered out of the compensation frequency range on a narrowband basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier
  • Patent number: 11172596
    Abstract: A method is provided for heat dissipation in a current compensation circuit (211, 221, 231) of a charger that charges a high-voltage battery. The charger is supplied with AC current from a charging cable on its input side and DC current for charging the high-voltage battery is provided by the charger on its output side. The charger does not have galvanic isolation and a leakage current is brought about by the AC current in at least one capacitor that is installed in the charger on the input side and connected to a protective conductor. The leakage current is compensated by the current compensation circuit (211, 221, 231) that is formed by power semiconductor electronics (211, 221, 231). Heat arising in the power semiconductor electronics (211, 221, 231) is dissipated by connecting the power semiconductor electronics to a carrier plate (212, 222, 232) within a housing of the charger (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Spesser
  • Publication number: 20210257848
    Abstract: A compensation device (20) for compensating for a discharge current has a compensation current generation device (28), a potential generation device (150), active conductor terminals (61, 62, 63, 64) and a PE conductor terminal (65), which active conductor terminals (61, 62, 63, 64) have a first active conductor terminal (61) and a second active conductor terminal (62; 64), which potential generation device (150) is interconnected with the first active conductor terminal (61) and has a potential generation device terminal (155), which potential generation device (150) is designed to provide a potential at the potential generation device terminal (155) which at least temporarily differs from the potential at the first active conductor terminal (61), and which compensation current generation device (28) is designed to effect a compensation current (I_COMP) between the potential generation device terminal (155) and the PE conductor terminal (65).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Florian Mayer, Stefan Endres, Christoph Sessler
  • Patent number: 11083119
    Abstract: A charging apparatus (2) for a vehicle (1) has a power section (3) and a control signal interface (4) for connecting control signals (102) to the power section (3). A filter circuit (5), in particular an EMC filter circuit, is arranged between the power section (3) and the control signal interface (4). A vehicle (1) having such a charging apparatus (2) also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Spesser
  • Publication number: 20210152144
    Abstract: A device for filtering at least one signal has a first magnet core and at least one first coil. The first coil has a first coil connection, a second coil connection, a first coil element, a second coil element and a connecting section. The first coil connection is electrically connected to the second coil connection via the first coil element, the connecting section and the second coil element. The first coil element has a first coil axis and the second coil element has a second coil axis. The first coil axis and second coil axis are arranged parallel to and at a distance from one another. The first magnet core extends both through the first coil element and also through the second coil element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier, Florian Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210129674
    Abstract: A compensation apparatus compensates for leakage currents on conductors that include active conductors. The apparats (20) has a differential current measuring apparatus (22), a power supply unit (60), a first signal generator (33), an output stage (28) and a supply apparatus (39). The differential current measuring apparatus (22) captures a first signal at a first location of the active conductors and supplies it to the first signal generator (33). The first signal characterizes differential current on the active conductors. The first signal generator (33) generates a second signal to compensate for the differential current from the first signal and supplies this second signal to the output stage (28). The output stage (28) injects a compensation current into at least one of the active conductors via the supply apparatus (39) on the basis of the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Mayer, Daniel Spesser, Tim Pfizenmaier