Patents by Inventor Heiko Schmidt

Heiko Schmidt 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: 20220157044
    Abstract: Described herein is a detector for identifying at least one material property m. The detector includes at least one sensor element including a matrix of optical sensors, the optical sensors each having a light-sensitive area. The sensor element is configured for recording at least one reflection image of a light beam originating from at least one object. The detector includes at least one evaluation device configured for determining the material property by evaluation of at least one beam profile of the reflection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Friedrich Schick, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler, Andre Schmidt, Michael Eberspach, Christian Lennartz, Robert Send, Lars Diesselberg, Heiko Hengen, Ingmar Bruder, Jakob Unger, Christian Bonsignore
  • Patent number: 10876428
    Abstract: A casing of a turbocharger surrounds a housing to be encased at least in sections, with axial casing segments, which follow the housing to be encased axially outside, and with radial casing segments, which follow the housing to be encased radially outside. In the radial casing segments slot-like material recesses are introduced. Two adjacent slot-like material recesses delimit a strap of a respective radial casing segment. In a region of the respective strap, the radial casing segments are exclusively connected to the housing to be encased. Outside the respective strap, the radial casing segments are exclusively connected to the axial casing segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MAN Energy Solutions SE
    Inventors: Tobias Weisbrod, Santiago Uhlenbrock, Steffen Braun, Urban Spatz, Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10758964
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a riveted connection between a ball joint pin, having a pin longitudinal axis (BLA), and a component in the form of a metal sheet with an abutting portion surrounding a preliminary hole, in which the ball joint pin has at least one ball head portion an adjoining shank portion, a planar plate portion, having an upper side and an underside, and a rivet flange portion, in which the ball joint pin is connected to the component by deforming the rivet flange portion. Advantageously, in a first step, the ball joint pin is inserted into the preliminary hole by means of an inserting tool in such a way that the plate portion is supported at least in certain portions by its underside on the abutting portion of the component in the form of a metal sheet, preferably with surface-area contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10644462
    Abstract: A charging connector for charging a battery installed in a vehicle includes a housing (51) with at least one accommodating chamber (64a) for at least partly accommodating at least one terminal fitting (10), and at least one sensor (S) mounted to at least one terminal fitting (10) by a shrinking tube (20). A corresponding method and a corresponding terminal fitting (10) also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tooru Shimizu, Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200108475
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press-in connecting element for inserting into a permanently deformable flat metal material or a component or workpiece produced therefrom, by joining and pressing. The press-in element includes a head section and a shaft section, which adjoins the head section along a longitudinal axis (LA) and which is set back relative to the head section. The shaft section is made up of at least a joining section, which directly adjoins the head section and which has a lateral surface having knurling (RA), and a press-in section, which adjoins the joining section along the longitudinal axis (LA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10578143
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a rivet joint arrangement (1) comprising a rivet element for producing a rivet joint between at least two workpieces, particularly between at least two sheet metal components, wherein the rivet element features a rivet shaft section (that is at least sectionally realized in the form of a hollow rivet and a rivet flange arranged adjacent thereto along the longitudinal axis (LA) of the rivet element, and wherein the rivet joint is produced by at least sectionally inserting the rivet element into the two preliminary holes in the workpieces, deforming the rivet shaft section into a rivet collar and clamping the two workpieces between the rivet collar and the rivet flange. The rivet flange advantageously is separably connected to the rivet element directly or separably connected to the rivet element via a sleeve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10539167
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for anchoring a joint element (1) in a metal sheet (7) so as to be secured against rotation, the hardness of the metal sheet being equal to or greater than the hardness of the material of the joint element. A locking and securing portion (4), which protrudes away from a head (2) of the joint element, is inserted into a joint opening (8), which is provided in the metal sheet and which has a cross section that deviates from the circular shape, such that an edge of the joint opening forms at least one region with a maximum distance to a central axis of the joint opening and at least one region with a minimum radial distance to the central axis of the joint opening, and the head of the joint element rests against the metal sheet after being anchored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190360521
    Abstract: A joint arrangement between at least one first and second component, preferably sheetlike metal component, which has in each case a top and bottom side including a joint bushing which is received in a first opening of the first component, and a joint pin which is led through the joint bushing and which has a pin head, wherein that pin section which is situated opposite the pin head and which protrudes out of the joint bushing is fastenable to the second component preferably by means of a rivet connection. It is particularly advantageous for a stop disk element to be received between the pin head and the top side of the first component, and for the joint bushing to be formed as a collar bearing with a bushing section received in the first opening and a ring-shaped collar section adjoining said bushing section, wherein the ring-shaped collar section bears against the bottom side of the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190353195
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floating, captive arrangement of a connection element on a component, in which the connection element extends along a longitudinal axis (LA) and has at least a head section and a shaft section, which adjoins along the longitudinal axis (LA) and is set back relative to the head section, in which the shaft section is passed, at least in sections, through a through-opening in the component and is connected, at least in the area of the free end of the shaft section opposing the head section, to a retaining plate element in such a way that the connection element is floatingly and captively arranged on the component, wherein the head section has first locking means and/or the retaining plate element has third locking means and the component has corresponding second locking means, wherein the first and/or third locking means interact with the second locking means in such a way that the connection element received, at least in sections, in the through-opening of the component is secured aga
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190353196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floating, captive arrangement of a connection element on a component made of a sheet metal material, in which the connection element extends along a longitudinal axis (LA) and has at least a head section and a shaft section adjoining thereto along the longitudinal axis, which shaft section is set back relative to the head section in which the shaft section is passed, at least in sections, through a through-opening in the component and is connected, at least in the area of the free end of the shaft section opposing the head section, to a retaining plate element in such a way that the connection element is floatingly and captively arranged on the component, wherein the shaft section and/or the retaining plate element have/has respective locking means, which interact with corresponding locking means provided in the area of the through-opening of the component in such a way that the connection element received, at least in sections, in the through-opening of the component is secured aga
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190218937
    Abstract: A casing of a turbocharger surrounds a housing to be encased at least in sections, with axial casing segments, which follow the housing to be encased axially outside, and with radial casing segments, which follow the housing to be encased radially outside. In the radial casing segments slot-like material recesses are introduced. Two adjacent slot-like material recesses delimit a strap of a respective radial casing segment. In a region of the respective strap, the radial casing segments are exclusively connected to the housing to be encased. Outside the respective strap, the radial casing segments are exclusively connected to the axial casing segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Tobias Weisbrod, Santiago Uhlenbrock, Steffen Braun, Urban Spatz, Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10309459
    Abstract: An angular ball bearing for a turbocharger, including an outer ring and a cage, along the circumference of which rolling element pockets are arranged and at the end face of which a cage guide surface runs, the cage guide surface together with a surface on the inner circumference of the outer ring forming a sliding surface pair. The sliding surface pair forms a transition region at the sliding surface pair end facing the rolling element pockets such that—when the cage and the outer ring are positioned in an axially parallel manner, the spacing between the surfaces which form the sliding surface pair increases in a monotonous manner, said increase growing continuously. The progression of the spacing achieves a reduction of the wear susceptibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10287832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tong system for connecting a drill rod element (12) to an often stationary drill rod element (12) or for disconnecting a drill rod element from another drill rod element (12), wherein the tong system comprises at least two clamping blocks (20, 22), which face each other and are intended to fasten the tong system to the stationary drill rod element (12), and wherein at least one clamping block (20, 22) comprises movable means (30, 32) having a centering contour, which movable means (30, 32) are effective for adjusting the tong system in relation to the stationary drill rod element (12). The invention further relates to a clamping block (20, 22) as a component of such a tong system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BENTEC GMBH DRILLING & OILFIELD SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Malte Cordes, Heiko Schmidt, Andre Reuter
  • Patent number: 10247213
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjustable fastening device including at least one sleeve nut having an aperture with a first internal thread and a through-bore following the same along the longitudinal axis of the fastening device (1), and also including a drum screw with an external thread and a tensioning screw lead-through, in the case of which the drum screw engages, by way of the external thread, in the first internal thread of the sleeve nut. According to the invention, the sleeve nut has on the free peripheral region, which forms the opening of the aperture, a rivet-collar portion and a central sleeve portion, which projects into the aperture in the direction of the rivet-collar portion, wherein the tensioning-screw lead-through of the drum screw is designed to accommodate the central sleeve portion at least in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190036278
    Abstract: A charging connector for charging a battery installed in a vehicle includes a housing (51) with at least one accommodating chamber (64a) for at least partly accommodating at least one terminal fitting (10), and at least one sensor (S) mounted to at least one terminal fitting (10) by a shrinking tube (20). A corresponding method and a corresponding terminal fitting (10) also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tooru SHIMIZU, Heiko SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10132350
    Abstract: A bearing assembly is disclosed for an exhaust gas turbocharger for rotatably supporting a rotor shaft on a bearing housing, having at least one bearing outer ring of a radial bearing, which at least one bearing outer ring is placed in a bearing bore of the bearing housing and consists of at least one part, and at least one securing element, which consists of at least one part and by which the bearing outer ring is axially fastened in relation to the bearing housing. In order to simplify the assembly of a corresponding bearing assembly and to reduce the production costs thereof, at least one circumferential groove, according to the invention, is arranged on an outer lateral surface of a compressor-side end section of the bearing outer ring, in which at least one groove the securing element engages, and the securing element is arranged outside of the bearing bore on the compressor side and is supported at least indirectly on a compressor-side end of the bearing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10089883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitoring system for monitoring a watercraft or several watercrafts, having an identification device and a first hydrophone, which is configured such that acoustic signals that are emitted by watercrafts are determined as underwater sound information therein, whereby the identification device has a first memory for storing the underwater sound information and a second memory for storing watercraft information, whereby the first and second memories are interconnected, characterized in that the first hydrophone is arranged in a stationary and fixed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dorsch, Rolf Müller, Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: D941132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: D941133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: D941134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt