Patents by Inventor Frank Werner

Frank Werner 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: 10944243
    Abstract: An arrester and a method for producing an arrester are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes providing at least three green layers, wherein each layer includes at least one green sheet, introducing at least one hole into a first layer and applying an electrically conductive material for forming inner electrodes to a second layer and a third layer. The method further includes laminating the layers to form a green stack, wherein the first layer is arranged between the second layer and the third layer, separating the green stack into individual components and compacting the individual components, wherein laminating the layers and compacting the individual components are effected in a single temperature process by co-firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Döllgast, Georg Kügerl, Markus Puff, Robert Hoffmann, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10910795
    Abstract: An arrester for surge protection is disclosed. In an embodiment, an arrester for surge protection includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a discharge chamber for enabling an electrical discharge between the electrodes in an event of an overvoltage and an insulator forming an inner wall of the arrester, wherein the inner wall has a projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TDK ELECTRONICS AG
    Inventors: Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10875509
    Abstract: A vehicle starter aid system is provided for a vehicle having at least one driven axle and at least one non-driven axle. An electrically controllable brake system generates brake application signals as a function of input signals for the wheel brake actuators on the at least one driven axle. The inputs signals are received from a rotational speed sensor of the at least one non-driven axle and at least one signal-generator which generates signals which represent intended driving away of the vehicle from the stationary state and are different from the wheel rotational speed signals. An electronic brake control unit controls application of the wheel brake actuators of the at least one driven axle if the rotational speed signals of the rotational speed sensor correspond to zero wheel rotational speed and at the same time the signals of the signal-generator indicate the intended driving away of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20200402732
    Abstract: A switching device is disclosed. In an embodiment a switching device includes at least one fixed contact and at least one movable contact, wherein at least one of the contacts includes a metal matrix composite material having a metallic matrix material and a filler dispersed within the matrix material, and wherein the contacts are arranged in a switching chamber with a gas and the gas contains H2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Hoffmann, Frank Werner, Peter Bobert
  • Patent number: 10804059
    Abstract: A microphone having a housing that includes a bottom part and an upper part, and a transducer element arranged in the housing and which is electrically and mechanically connected to the bottom part. For stress-free mounting of the transducer element, a flexible connecting element is proposed, which is pliable and/or compressible, is arranged between the transducer element and the upper part, and connects the transducer element to the upper part. The connecting element includes a plastic, in which gas bubbles are distributed, the gas bubbles having a volume fraction of between 50 and 98% in the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Thomas Westebbe, Frank Werner, Peter Bobert
  • Patent number: 10770867
    Abstract: An arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment an arrester includes at least one first and one second electrode, a ceramic body for electrical isolation of the electrodes, wherein the electrodes are spaced by a distance from one another in a direction of a transverse axis of the arrester, and wherein the distance between the electrodes varies along a longitudinal axis of the arrester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Electronics AG
    Inventors: Torsten Klinger, Zhipeng Fang, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20200276962
    Abstract: An electropneumatic brake system (EBS) of a vehicle, which electronically controls a brake-pressure, including: a) a service-brake actuating-element, which is actuatable by a driver, of a service-brake-actuating-device, which has an electrical-channel and at least one pneumatic-channel, wherein, depending on the actuation of the service-brake-actuating-element, an electrical-brake-request-signal, representing a setpoint-brake-pressure, is generated in the electrical-channel and a pneumatic-backup-pressure is generated in the pneumatic-channel; b) a first electronic-control-system, which, depending on a brake-request-signal output by the electrical-channel, outputs an electrical-brake-control-signal; c) at least one electropneumatic-pressure-control-module, which, depending on the electrical-brake-control-signal, outputs an actual-brake-pressure, in the course of a brake-pressure-control adjusts the actual-brake-pressure to the setpoint-brake-pressure and inputs this into at least one pneumatic-brake-actuator;
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Herges, Martin Vorreiter, Frank Werner, Matthias Reichert
  • Patent number: 10749316
    Abstract: A multiple spark-gap arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment the arrester includes a series connection of a plurality of spark gaps between a first potential node and a reference-ground potential node and a trigger circuit having an input and an output, the input being coupled to a second potential node between two adjacent spark gaps of the plurality of spark gaps, and the output being coupled to at least one of the spark gaps between the second potential node and the reference-ground potential node, wherein the trigger circuit is configured, when at least one spark gap between the first potential node and the second potential node is ignited, to supply a trigger signal for the at least one of the spark gaps between the second potential node and the reference-ground potential node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20200190424
    Abstract: A lubricant system for reducing frictional noise includes: a textile fabric at least partially embedded in a lubricant, the lubricant including a comb polymer having a main polymer chain and a plurality of side chains covalently bonded to the main polymer chain. At least one of the side chains has a molecular weight of at least 60 g/mol and/or at least 5 repeat units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Brenner, Michael Roth, Frank Werner, Stefan Seemeyer, Thomas Kilthau
  • Publication number: 20200185887
    Abstract: An arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment an arrester includes at least one first and one second electrode, a ceramic body for electrical isolation of the electrodes, wherein the electrodes are spaced by a distance from one another in a direction of a transverse axis of the arrester, and wherein the distance between the electrodes varies along a longitudinal axis of the arrester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Torsten Klinger, Zhipeng Fang, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20200127443
    Abstract: An arrester such as an arrester for protection against overvoltages is disclosed. In an embodiment an arrester includes a housing configured to act as an external electrode, a central electrode arranged completely within an inner region of the housing, a discharge region arranged between the central electrode and the housing, a ceramic body separating the housing and the central electrode, wherein the ceramic body is arranged in an offset manner relative to the discharge region and a shielding element arranged on an inside of the housing, and wherein the shielding element extends over an entire longitudinal extent of the central electrode along the inside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner, Yu Zhang, Jiangnan Tan
  • Patent number: 10554212
    Abstract: Circuitry for voltage-to-current conversion, and in particular to differential voltage-to-current conversion circuitry. Such circuitry is operable to receive a differential voltage input signal and output a corresponding differential current signal. First and second controllable current sinks are connected to first and second load nodes of the circuitry so as to draw corresponding sink currents from those nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Frank Werner, Uwe Zillmann, Guido Dröge, André Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10554041
    Abstract: A spark gap arrangement includes a triggerable spark gap and a trigger circuit. The spark gap arrangement also includes a first and a second charge storage device, a voltage limiting component, a trigger diode, a triggerable arresting element, and a transformer. The voltage limiting component and the trigger diode are designed to relay an input pulse in a specified voltage range and charge the first charge storage device. Furthermore, the trigger circuit is designed such that the triggerable arresting element is connected via the first charge storage device dependent on the voltage and discharges the second charge storage device via a primary side of the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Electronics AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10511158
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a plurality of arresters as a composite structure. A ceramic carrier having a plurality of holes and two electrode bodies are provided. The ceramic carrier and the two electrode bodies are assembled into a base under gas atmosphere. The ceramic carrier is located between the electrode bodies. The electrode bodies are soldered to the ceramic carrier. The base body is separated into a plurality of gas-filled arresters is carried out. In addition, a gas-filled arrester is provided which has a height of maximal 2 mm and electrode surfaces of maximal 1.2×1.2 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Robert Hoffmann, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10468855
    Abstract: An arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment, the arrester includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a switching contact, a first discharge space between the first and second electrodes and a short-circuiting mechanism suitable for short-circuiting the first and second electrodes and for switching a state of the arrester, wherein, in a first state, at least one electrode of the first and second electrodes is not electrically conductively connected to the switching contact and, in a second state, the at least one electrode is electrically conductively connected to the switching contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20190229738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to circuitry for voltage-to-current conversion, and in particular to differential voltage-to-current conversion circuitry. Such circuitry is operable to receive a differential voltage input signal and output a corresponding differential current signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Werner, Uwe Zillmann, Guido Dröge, André Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20190214816
    Abstract: An arrangement for diverting voltage surges is disclosed. In an embodiment an arrangement for arresting overvoltages includes a series circuit including a plurality of gas-filled surge arresters between a first potential node and a reference-ground potential node and at least one RC element comprising a capacitor and a resistor connected in parallel, the RC element being coupled from at least one potential node between the surge arresters directly to the reference-ground potential node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20190143949
    Abstract: A vehicle starter aid system is provided for a vehicle having at least one driven axle and at least one non-driven axle. An electrically controllable brake system generates brake application signals as a function of input signals for the wheel brake actuators on the at least one driven axle. The inputs signals are received from a rotational speed sensor of the at least one non-driven axle and at least one signal-generator which generates signals which represent intended driving away of the vehicle from the stationary state and are different from the wheel rotational speed signals. An electronic brake control unit controls application of the wheel brake actuators of the at least one driven axle if the rotational speed signals of the rotational speed sensor correspond to zero wheel rotational speed and at the same time the signals of the signal-generator indicate the intended driving away of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Frank WERNER
  • Publication number: 20190103730
    Abstract: An arrester and a method for producing an arrester are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes providing at least three green layers, wherein each layer includes at least one green sheet, introducing at least one hole into a first layer and applying an electrically conductive material for forming inner electrodes to a second layer and a third layer. The method further includes laminating the layers to form a green stack, wherein the first layer is arranged between the second layer and the third layer, separating the green stack into individual components and compacting the individual components, wherein laminating the layers and compacting the individual components are effected in a single temperature process by co-firing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bernhard Döllgast, Georg Kügerl, Markus Puff, Robert Hoffmann, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10236094
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing of an electrode of a surge arrester, an electrode and a surge arrester are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes positioning an electrode body in an electrochemical cell with and an electrolyte solution for a nickel deposition. The electrolyte solution includes at least one or more of magnesium sulphate, sodium sulphate and sodium chloride and electrolytically coating the electrode body with a coating to form the electrode for the surge arrester. The coating has nickel and the electrolyte solution is configured such that a surface of the coating includes a reduced wettability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Jiaping Hong, Yu Zhang, Zhipeng Fang, Wolfgang Däumer, Frank Werner