Patents by Inventor Frank Schröer

Frank Schröer 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: 9827858
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for the current supply of electrical users arranged in a motor vehicle. At least two mechanically stable and electrically conductive support elements (4, 5) are arranged in the bottom portion of the motor vehicle (1), where the support elements (4, 5) extend essentially over the entire length of the motor vehicle (1). The two support elements (4, 5) are at one end thereof, each electrically conductively connected to one of the poles of the voltage source (2) and have over their entire length contact points (6, 7) which are separate from each other for connection of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Helmut Steinberg, Frank Schroeer
  • Publication number: 20140054958
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for the current supply of electrical users arranged in a motor vehicle. At least two mechanically stable and electrically conductive support elements (4, 5) are arranged in the bottom portion of the motor vehicle (1), where the support elements (4, 5) extend essentially over the entire length of the motor vehicle (1). The two support elements (4, 5) are at one end thereof, each electrically conductively connected to one of the poles of the voltage source (2) and have over their entire length contact points (6, 7) which are separate from each other for connection of the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Helmut Steinberg, Frank Schroeer
  • Publication number: 20140002653
    Abstract: An arrangement for wireless transmission of electrical signals in a motor vehicle maintains a cassette equipped with a stator (3) and a rotor (4) rotatably mounted in the stator (3) is arranged on the steering wheel of the motor vehicle, where the cassette has at least one electrical line extending in windings mounted between stator and rotor. The stator of the cassette is connected to the steering column, while the rotor is connected to the steering wheel. The transmitter (6) is arranged in the immediate vicinity of the stator (3) of the cassette and the receiver (7) is mechanically connected to the rotor (4) of the cassette and electrically to at least one electrical line (9) with a display (8) for displaying received signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Helmut Steingberg, Frank Schroeer
  • Patent number: 8358206
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a device for acquiring signals from sensors (1) installed in a motor vehicle, where at least two sensors, which are connected by electrical conductors to a source of electrical voltage (2) and to an evaluation unit (3), are mounted in different positions in the vehicle. To simplify the installation of the device, the sensors (1) are attached a certain distance apart to a common ribbon cable (4) with parallel electrical conductors, which cable has at least one conductor which can be connected to the voltage source (2) to supply power to the sensors (1) and several signal conductors, which can be connected to the evaluation unit (3) and possibly also to the voltage source (2), the number of which corresponds to the number of sensors to be connected. All of the sensors (1) are connected to the power-supply conductor, and each one is connected individually to one of the signal conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Rainer Huscher, Udo Mayer, Frank Schröer
  • Patent number: 8177567
    Abstract: Apparatus for signal and current transmission between end points capable of moving relative to one another having a flat ribbon line arranged in between. The ribbon has at least two conductors, embedded in an insulating sheath. The ribbon is subdivided into winding areas, connected by a U-shaped reversal point and is accommodated in a cassette, having a rotor and stator. The rotor and stator enclose between them an annular winding area for the ribbon. A strip of insulating material is arranged in the winding area of the cassette and has at least two sections which are offset with respect to one another in the circumferential direction of the cassette and have reversal points and associated winding areas. The strip is placed around turning points, fitted to the stator. The strip supports the ribbon such that turns of the ribbon do not fall on one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventor: Frank Schröer
  • Patent number: 7195492
    Abstract: An arrangement for supplying power to loads provided in a motor vehicle, in which at least two units of electrical lines are combined, is disclosed. The lines are connected to both a voltage source and a load at each end. The loads are provided both on the body of the motor vehicle and on at least one pivoting part, such as a door. A contact carrier having a number of contact elements, which are isolated from one another and are made from a conductive and resilient material, is provided in the region of the axis of rotation, it being possible for this contact carrier to follow a pivoting movement of the moving part, while maintaining the electrical connection between the voltage source and the loads. The wire shaped contact elements are designed as helices having at least one turn, and have mating contacts on each end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Frank Schröer
  • Patent number: 7064960
    Abstract: A signal transmission arrangement is proposed wherein the transmitter has an electronic circuit that can be connected to an electrical voltage source, and the electronic circuit, via electrical wires (13, 14) connected thereto, can be connected with the voltage source and the control unit of the transmitter. The arrangement further has a metallic plate (16) made of an electrically conducting material, which is associated with the circuit and acts as a sensor. This electronic circuit is arranged in a moisture-tight way in a plastic housing (G) into which the lines (13, 14) are run in a moisture-tight manner. The plate (16) is arranged in an outwardly open cavity located in a wall of the housing (G) and its outer flat surface is covered in a moisture-tight manner by a layer (18) of flexible insulating material that fits tightly and without any gaps against the plate (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Frank Schröer, Rainer Huscher
  • Patent number: 6257909
    Abstract: A rotary joint with two housing parts (1, 2) rotatable with respect to each other, which are connected by a flexible flat conductor (10) that extends in spires within an interstice (11) of the housing parts (1, 2) and is attached at its end to a contact element (23), which connects a strand (27) of the flat conductor (10) with a circular conductor (5, 7) and which is arranged in a holder (21) in a housing part (1, 2). The contact element (23) of the rotary joint is a one-piece metal part having a surface (26) to which the strand (27) of the flat conductor (10) is permanently fixed, the contact element is attached to the circular conductor (5, 7) by crimping, and each contact element (23) is fixed within a holder (21) assigned to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Frank Schröer, Wolfgang Reber