Patents by Inventor Gerhard Brun

Gerhard Brun 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: 20140343731
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a hierarchical approach for use in a building automation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, James Coogan, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Patent number: 8702179
    Abstract: A brake system for a vehicle includes brake cylinders operated by pressurized fluid for actuation of brakes by means of pressurized fluid on at least one first axle of the vehicle. The brakes on at least one other, second, axle can be actuated exclusively electromechanically in response to an electrical braking request signal. The pressure of the pressurized fluid can be modulated indirectly or directly and the electrical braking request signal can be generated indirectly or directly in response to actuation of a brake pedal of a brake pedal device. A service brake function is provided by means of hybrid use of the brakes on the first axle(s) together with the brakes on the second axle(s). The brake cylinders operated by pressurized fluid are pneumatically operated brake cylinders. The pressure modulated by the brake pedal device is a pneumatic pressure, and the pressurized fluid is compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: WABCO GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Beier, Henning Förster, Hartmut Rosendahl, Gerhard Bruns, Olaf Jantz, Wolfgang Strache
  • Publication number: 20130218349
    Abstract: A system is provided for communicating common data associated with building automation objects between building automation devices across a network. The common data corresponds to a group of one or more building automation objects representing points associated with a plurality of field devices controlled or monitored in a building by the building automation devices. The system comprises a first building automation device having a group master object that includes a group identifier. A second building automation device includes a group member object having the same group identifier as the group master object. The group master object exchanges the common data to each of the building automation devices having a group member object that has the same group identifier as the group master object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: James J. Coogan, William Choi, Gerhard Brun
  • Publication number: 20130085588
    Abstract: A system, process, and method for modeling a building automation system is provided that permits a control program to easily and efficiently add building automation devices and automatically name them to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier
  • Publication number: 20130085719
    Abstract: A system, process, and method for modeling a building automation system is provided that permits a control program to easily and efficiently add field devices, gather data from, and provide data to field devices, iterate though all field devices in a hierarchical structure, poll the field devices, evaluate the results, and react accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier, David E. Bornside, Diego Madone
  • Publication number: 20110220440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake having a brake shoe (16), an actuating element for pressing the brake shoe (16) against a brake disc (18), and at least one lever (26) disposed such that it increases a braking force applied by the brake shoe (16) to the brake disc (18) by deflecting a tangential force acting on the brake shoe (16) during braking. The actuating element comprises at least one brake disc side part (24), an actuator side part (20), and a coupling part disposed between the brake disc side part and the actuator side part, wherein the coupling part (22) can be pivoted relative to the brake disc side part (24) and/or the actuator side part (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Beier, Gerhard Bruns, Olaf Jantz, Hartmut Rosendahl
  • Publication number: 20110005874
    Abstract: The invention relates to a braking system (16) for a vehicle (10), particularly a commercial vehicle, having an operating brake device for providing an operating brake function for braking the vehicle, and a parking brake device (92) for providing a parking brake function independently of the operating brake system. In order to improve the functionality of the braking system in case of a fault, the vehicle can be braked automatically by means of the other braking device if one of the two braking devices partially or completely fails. The invention further relates to a brake pedal device for such a braking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Beier, Uwe Bensch, Christoph Brockmann, Gerhard Bruns, Henning Förster, Olaf Jantz, Hartmut Rosendahl, Wolfgang Strache, Jens Willms
  • Publication number: 20090189438
    Abstract: A brake system for a vehicle includes brake cylinders operated by pressurized fluid for actuation of brakes by means of pressurized fluid on at least one first axle of the vehicle. The brakes on at least one other, second, axle can be actuated exclusively electromechanically in response to an electrical braking request signal. The pressure of the pressurized fluid can be modulated indirectly or directly and the electrical braking request signal can be generated indirectly or directly in response to actuation of a brake pedal of a brake pedal device. A service brake function is provided by means of hybrid use of the brakes on the first axle(s) together with the brakes on the second axle(s). The brake cylinders operated by pressurized fluid are pneumatically operated brake cylinders. The pressure modulated by the brake pedal device is a pneumatic pressure, and the pressurized fluid is compressed air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Beier, Henning Forster, Hartmut Rosendahl, Gerhard Bruns, Olaf Jantz, Wolfgang Strache
  • Patent number: 7191678
    Abstract: An electromotive adjustment device for adjusting a control element includes a housing and a gear mechanism which has a plurality of intermeshing gear wheels to define a drive train. In driving relationship with the gear mechanism is a drive motor which is constructed as a brushless motor with an external rotor and includes an output journal, whereby the output journal has a tooth portion in engagement with a helical spur gear wheel of the gear mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: RK Rose + Krieger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs-und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Patent number: 7143664
    Abstract: An electromotive servo drive includes a drive motor, a drive train, which is fitted with an output member and includes at least one gear stage for reducing the rotation speed of the motor, and a rotatable hand-operated adjusting shaft for adjusting the output member of the drive train such that at least the drive train, arranged between the adjusting shaft and the output member, is self-locking. One of the gear stages is fitted with a brake element such that the part of the drive train leading from the gear stage to the output member is prevented from returning, while the hand-operated adjusting shaft can freely rotate in both directions of rotation. The brake element is a wrap spring which is rotatably supported in a bushing, and an inner control part engages the wrap spring to couple both angled ends of the wrap spring such that the wrap spring can be expanded in order to obtain a braking effect in a rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Elodrive GmbH Stellantriebstechnik
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Patent number: 7069803
    Abstract: An adjustment drive includes a drive motor, and a drive train in driving relationship with the drive motor for reducing a motor speed of the drive motor. The drive train includes a plurality of gear wheels operated by the drive motor and intermeshing with one another to form a chain to define at least one gear stage, whereby at least the plurality of gear wheels is supported by a carrier that defines thereby a separate drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: RK Rose + Krieger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs- und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Publication number: 20050139027
    Abstract: An electromotive servo drive includes a drive motor, a drive train, which is fitted with an output member and includes at least one gear stage for reducing the rotation speed of the motor, and a rotatable hand-operated adjusting shaft for adjusting the output member of the drive train such that at least the drive train, arranged between the adjusting shaft and the output member, is self-locking. One of the gear stages is fitted with a brake element such that the part of the drive train leading from the gear stage to the output member is prevented from returning, while the hand-operated adjusting shaft can freely rotate in both directions of rotation. The brake element is a wrap spring which is rotatably supported in a bushing, and an inner control part engages the wrap spring to couple both angled ends of the wrap spring such that the wrap spring can be expanded in order to obtain a braking effect in a rotation direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: RK ROSE + KRIEGER GMBH & CO. KG VERBINDUNGS- UND POSITIONIERSYSTEME
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Publication number: 20050109142
    Abstract: An electromotive adjustment device for adjusting a control element includes a housing and a gear mechanism which has a plurality of intermeshing gear wheels to define a drive train. In driving relationship with the gear mechanism is a drive motor which is constructed as a brushless motor with an external rotor and includes an output journal, whereby the output journal has a tooth portion in engagement with a helical spur gear wheel of the gear mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Applicant: RK Rose + Krieger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs- und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Patent number: 6889955
    Abstract: An adjustment device for adjusting a control element of a flap valve in heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems includes a drive motor, and a drive train in driving relationship with the drive motor. The drive train has an output member which is connected to a control element to be adjusted. A recorder is provided for recognizing and/or adjusting a position of the control element and/or a component of the drive train, wherein the recorder has a control member which is directly connected in form-fitting engagement with the output member of the drive train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: RK Rose + Krüger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs- und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Patent number: 6805227
    Abstract: An electromotive servo drive includes a drive motor having an external rotor and a drive train in driving relationship with the drive motor and having an output member operatively connected to a control element to be adjusted. A locking device having a brake element is movable between a release position in which the rotor is free to rotate and an operative position in which the rotor is locked in place. Operatively connected to the brake element is a reset spring for maintaining the rotor at a standstill, when the reset spring is under tension, wherein the reset spring tensioned by turning an actuating shaft by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: RK Rose + Krieger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs- und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Publication number: 20040173039
    Abstract: An adjustment drive includes a drive motor, and a drive train in driving relationship with the drive motor for reducing a motor speed of the drive motor. The drive train includes a plurality of gear wheels operated by the drive motor and intermeshing with one another to form a chain to define at least one gear stage, whereby at least the plurality of gear wheels is supported by a carrier that defines thereby a separate drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: RK Rose + Krieger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs- und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Publication number: 20040159513
    Abstract: An electromotive servo drive includes a drive motor having an external rotor and a drive train in driving relationship with the drive motor and having an output member operatively connected to a control element to be adjusted. A locking device having a brake element is movable between a release position in which the rotor is free to rotate and an operative position in which the rotor is locked in place. Operatively connected to the brake element is a reset spring for maintaining the rotor at a standstill, when the reset spring is under tension, wherein the reset spring is tensioned by turning an actuating shaft by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: RK Rose + Krieger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs- und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Publication number: 20040124385
    Abstract: An adjustment device for adjusting a control element of a flap valve in heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems includes a drive motor, and a drive train in driving relationship with the drive motor. The drive train has an output member which is connected to a control element to be adjusted. A recorder is provided for recognizing and/or adjusting a position of the control element and/or a component of the drive train, wherein the recorder has a control member which is directly connected in form-fitting engagement with the output member of the drive train.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: RK Rose + Krieger GmbH & Co. KG Verbindungs- und Positioniersysteme
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm, Gerhard Bruns
  • Patent number: 5712980
    Abstract: A data arrangement for an apparatus connectable to a communication network comprises data points (6.1..6.n) arranged in an apparatus and also a characterization of the apparatus. In a data point 6.k, with an index k of 1 to n, dynamic process information is storable. With apparatus connected, the data points (6.1..6.n) are accessible over the communication network for a station connected to the communication network for the reading and/or changing, in which also a single data point (6.k) is accessible. The characterization is a static description of objects of the apparatus in which a single data point (6.k) or also a group of data points (6.k) are objects of the apparatus. The data arrangement creates the precondition that in the operation of the apparatus an access is feasible to a data point (6.k) with a minimum of data traffic on the data network. The available characterization makes possible, further, a data-controlled realization of a user program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Landis & Gyr Technology Innovation AG
    Inventors: Heinz Beeler, Gerhard Brun, Alfred Moertlseder