Patents by Inventor Florian FRANKE

Florian FRANKE 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: 20210278651
    Abstract: A light sheet microscope includes: a detection objective configured to image a target region of a sample located in a focal plane of the detection objective; an illumination objective configured to focus an illumination light beam in the sample, the detection objective and the illumination objective being opposite to one another, and the optical axis of the detection objective and the optical axis of the illumination objective being parallel to one another; a first light deflection device having at least one first deflection surface and one second deflection surface, which are each arranged offset to the optical axis of the detection objective and are configured to deflect the illumination light beam focused by the illumination objective in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the detection objective such that a deflected illumination light beam forms a light-sheet-like illumination light distribution focused in the focal plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
    Inventors: Werner KNEBEL, Florian FAHRBACH, Christof FRANKE, Dirk-Oliver FEHRER
  • Publication number: 20210206489
    Abstract: A flight module for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft comprises multiple drive units arranged on a supporting framework structure that comprises struts interconnected at node points. Each drive unit comprises an electric motor and a propeller that is operatively connected to the electric motor. Some of the drive units are arranged outside the node points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Phil PEZUS, Matthias BIELER, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20210206511
    Abstract: Disclosed is a charging station (2) for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft (1) comprising one or more energy stores, the station having a charging device for transferring electrical energy to the energy store or stores. Also disclosed is a combined charging station (12) for vertical take-off and landing aircraft, each aircraft comprising one or more energy stores, the combined charging station (12) having multiple charging stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Phil PEZUS, Matthias BIELER, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20210162804
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel includes a wheel disk, a wheel rim, and at least one connection element that connects the wheel disk to the wheel rim. The connection element is guided through a passage in the wheel rim and is joined in the wheel disk. A seal is provided to hermetically seal the passage of the wheel rim. One or more such seal is arranged between a connection region of the wheel disk and a connection region of the wheel rim, wherein the seal surrounds the connection element in a contact-free manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Florian FRANKE, Christian KÖHLER, Sandro MÄKE, Michael DRESSLER, Michael FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20210070436
    Abstract: A modular vertical take-off and landing aircraft for transporting persons and/or loads, comprising a flight module with multiple drive units arranged on a supporting framework structure, each drive unit having an electric motor and a propeller operatively connected to the electric motor, a transport module having a conveying pod and a connection device for connecting the conveying pod to the flight module. The connection device has an elongated shaft, one end of which is attached to the conveying pod, and a coupling device for connecting the flight module to another end of the elongate shaft of the transport module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Phil PEZUS, Matthias BIELER, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20210070444
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transport module (1) for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft for transporting persons and/or loads, having a conveying pod (2) and a connection device (3) for connecting the conveying pod (2) to a flight: module (5). The connection device (3) has an elongate shaft (6), one end of which has a coupling device (4) and the other end of which is attached to the conveying pod (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Phil PEZUS, Matthias BIELER, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20210070470
    Abstract: Disclosed is a take-off and landing station (1) for a flying vehicle (2) for transporting people and/or loads, which flying vehicle takes off and lands vertically and comprises a flight module (3), having a plurality of drive units (17) arranged on a supporting framework structure (16) of the flight module (3), and a transportation module (4), which can be coupled to the flight module (3). The take-off and landing station (1) comprises a holding apparatus (21) having a plurality of gripper elements and support elements (11) for supporting, fixing and/or orienting the supporting framework structure (16) during take-off and landing of the flying vehicle (2) or the flight module (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Phil PEZUS, Matthias BIELER, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20200353775
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel arrangement may have a wheel with a wheel hub and a carrier element for mounting the wheel on a vehicle part and/or for the arrangement of a power-transmitting unit. The wheel hub may have a joining portion, which in a joined state of the vehicle wheel arrangement corresponds with a joining portion of the carrier element. Surface profiles of the joining portions are configured such that, in the joined state of the vehicle wheel arrangement, the wheel hub and the carrier element are connected to one another in form-fitting fashion at least in a circumferential direction of the wheel hub axis. Furthermore, a method can be used to produce a vehicle wheel arrangement having a wheel hub comprised of fiber-reinforced composite and a carrier element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Michael DRESSLER, Florian FRANKE, Christian KÖHLER, Michael FRANKE, Sandro MÄKE, André BARTSCH
  • Patent number: 10773545
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim with a rim base made from fiber composite material and a wheel disc. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a passage of the rim base and is received in the wheel disc. The wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with at least one connecting element and a seal element which covers in a complete and hollow manner a part of one or more adjacent connecting arrangements that extends across the rim outer side of the rim base. A circumferential edge of the seal element is glued in air-tight manner to the rim well. Alternatively, the wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with a connecting element and a flexible sealing layer made from plastic and completely covers, by coating, a part of the connecting arrangement which extends over the rim outer side of the rim base. An edge region of the flexible seal layer is connected in an air-tight manner to the rim base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, André Bartsch, Michael Dressler, Sandro Maeke, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Publication number: 20200282766
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel may include a wheel rim and a wheel disc connected to an inner side of the wheel rim. The wheel disc may be connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element that is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and inserted in the wheel disc. The through-hole is arranged in the tire seat of the rim base and the connecting element is joined substantially in the direction of the radial extension of the wheel disc which is associated to the tire seat on the inner side of the rim. In the method for producing the wheel the connection between wheel rim and wheel disc is produced in the region of the tire seat of the rim base, and, after the insertion of the connecting element into the wheel disc, a portion of the connecting element protruding the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat is shaped so that the connecting element conforms to the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20200247177
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel that is connectable to a brake system may include a wheel rim and a wheel disk. The wheel rim and/or the wheel disk may include a support structure comprised of fiber-reinforced plastic. The wheel rim and/or the wheel disk, at least on a side of the support structure that faces the brake system, may have a thermo-function structure that in thermal terms is configured so as to be more conductive than the support structure and is disposed so as to extend in such a manner that thermal energy generated by the brake system is discharged from a first region of the wheel rim and/or of the wheel disk that on account of said thermal energy is highly stressed in thermal terms into a second region of the wheel rim and/or of the wheel disk (3) that is less stressed in thermal terms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER, Michael FRANKE, Florian FRANKE, Michael DRESSLER, Sandro MÄKE, André BARTSCH
  • Patent number: 10710399
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle wheel having a wheel rim and a wheel disc connected to an inner side of the wheel rim. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and inserted in the wheel disc. The through-hole is arranged in the tire seat of the rim base and the connecting element is joined substantially in the direction of the radial extension of the wheel disc which is associated to the tire seat on the inner side of the rim. In the method for producing the wheel the connection between wheel rim and wheel disc is produced in the region of the tire seat of the rim base, and, after the insertion of the connecting element into the wheel disc, a portion of the connecting element protruding the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat is shaped so that the connecting element conforms to the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Patent number: 10569599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim, a wheel disc and at least one connecting element that connects the wheel disc and the wheel rim, wherein the connecting element is guided through a through-hole of the wheel rim and is joined in a joining channel of the wheel disc. According to the invention, an elongated sleeve (4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3) is provided that surrounds the connecting element (3, 3.1, 3.2) coaxially, which sleeve is designed and arranged in such a way that at least part of said sleeve interlockingly extends into a corresponding recess (7) of the wheel rim (1.1, 1.2) and into a corresponding recess (8) of the wheel disc (2.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Patent number: 10377172
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a vehicle wheel with a connection between a wheel rim and a wheel disc in which the wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by means of at least one connecting element that is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and is joined in the wheel disc. After the joining of the connecting element in the wheel disc a portion of the head of the connecting element projects beyond the rim base on the outer side of the rim. Subsequently the head of the connecting element is at least partially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Publication number: 20170314604
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a vehicle wheel with a connection between a wheel rim and a wheel disc in which the wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by means of at least one connecting element that is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and is joined in the wheel disc. After the joining of the connecting element in the wheel disc a portion of the head of the connecting element projects beyond the rim base on the outer side of the rim. Subsequently the head of the connecting element is at least partially removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20170313126
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle wheel having a wheel rim and a wheel disc connected to an inner side of the wheel rim. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and inserted in the wheel disc. The through-hole is arranged in the tire seat of the rim base and the connecting element is joined substantially in the direction of the radial extension of the wheel disc which is associated to the tire seat on the inner side of the rim. In the method for producing the wheel the connection between wheel rim and wheel disc is produced in the region of the tire seat of the rim base, and, after the insertion of the connecting element into the wheel disc, a portion of the connecting element protruding the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat is shaped so that the connecting element conforms to the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20170253077
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim, a wheel disc and at least one connecting element that connects the wheel disc and the wheel rim, wherein the connecting element is guided through a through-hole of the wheel rim and is joined in a joining channel of the wheel disc. According to the invention, an elongated sleeve (4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3) is provided that surrounds the connecting element (3, 3.1, 3.2) coaxially, which sleeve is designed and arranged in such a way that at least part of said sleeve interlockingly extends into a corresponding recess (7) of the wheel rim (1.1, 1.2) and into a corresponding recess (8) of the wheel disc (2.1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20160325582
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim with a rim base made from fiber composite material and a wheel disc. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a passage of the rim base and is received in the wheel disc. The wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with at least one connecting element and a seal element which covers in a complete and hollow manner a part of one or more adjacent connecting arrangements that extends across the rim outer side of the rim base. A circumferential edge of the seal element is glued in air-tight manner to the rim well. Alternatively, the wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with a connecting element and a flexible sealing layer made from plastic and completely covers, by coating, a part of the connecting arrangement which extends over the rim outer side of the rim base. An edge region of the flexible seal layer is connected in an air-tight manner to the rim base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, André BARTSCH, Michael DRESSLER, Sandro MAEKE, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE