Patents by Inventor Jan Van Cauwenberge

Jan Van Cauwenberge 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: 20200350701
    Abstract: An electrical connection assembly includes a cable having a conductor, a metallic textile in electrical contact with the conductor, and a crimp element creating a pressure between the conductor and the metallic textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA, Tyco Electronics UK Ltd., TE Connectivity India Private Limited, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Muth, Jens Nickel, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Vinayakumar Shettar, John Marsh, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 9270148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coil form (100) for mounting on a magnet core (118) for a rotating electrical machine or a resolver and to a corresponding magnet core. The present invention further relates to a magneto-electric angle sensor, in particular a reluctance resolver, the stator of which is constructed by the principles according to the invention. The coil form has a winding form (102) for applying a winding, the winding form (102) comprising a recess (124) for receiving a tooth (116) of the magnet core (118), at least one holding rib (114) being integrally formed and in cooperation with a holding structure (120) of the magnet core (118) fixing the coil form to the tooth. The magnet core comprises a plurality of lamellae (136) manufactured from sheet metal, which are layered on top of one another in a plane-parallel manner and interconnected, every two lamellae which lie on top of one another being rotated through an offset angle relative to one another to form the holding structure (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA
    Inventors: Steven Van Nimmen, Tom Ocket, Jurgen Verstraete, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Henk Maes
  • Patent number: 8981885
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetic actuator comprising a wire coil, an armature and a catch, wherein the armature can be moved in an actuation direction, and wherein the catch secures the armature within the electromagnetic actuator. In order to secure an armature of the electromagnetic actuator, extra parts are mounted to the electromagnetic actuator or the armature is attached via a spring. This results in bigger sizes or insufficient stopping characteristics. The present invention overcomes these disadvantages by locating a catch inside the electromagnetic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA
    Inventors: Tom Ocket, Guus Mertens, Geert De Boever, Peter Devos, Jan Van Cauwenberge
  • Patent number: 8928310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reluctance resolver (100) with an at least partially soft magnetic stator (104) and an at least partially soft magnetic rotor (102) which oppose each other by forming an air gap. The magnetic resistance in the air gap changes periodically on account of a configuration of the rotor that varies over the circumference. The angle sensor has a magnetic flux transmitter which is arranged on the stator and generates a predefined magnetic flux distribution in the air gap via at least one pair of poles. Furthermore, a magnetic flux receiver, which measures the intensity of the magnetic field via at least two pairs of signal poles arranged offset from one another at an angle, is arranged on the stator, wherein an angle value for a position of the rotor in relation to the stator can be derived from the two receiver signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA
    Inventors: Tom Ocket, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Jurgen Verstraete
  • Publication number: 20140196946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a braking system module, such as a coilbox, comprising a housing and a connector. The connector includes a connector body and contact elements defining a connection interface for electrically connecting the braking module with a plug connector. The present invention provides a braking module that is easy to produce and optimize in that the housing comprises an anchorage organ for mounting the connector to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS BELGIUM EC BVBA
    Inventors: Koen Van Reybrouck, Peter Desloovere, Bjorn Depoortere, Bart Colpaert, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Koen Vanwynsberghe, Tom De Schepper
  • Publication number: 20130069475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electromagnetic coil structure for being mounted on a magnetic core. Such a magnetic core is for instance a part of a rotating electric machine or of a magneto electronic angle sensor. The present invention further relates to a belonging magnetic core and to a magneto electronic angle sensor, in particular a reluctance resolver. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for fabricating such an angle sensor. The coil structure (106) comprises at least one electrically conductive winding formed as a flat conductive track (110), and at least one flexible electrically insulating carrier (112) for carrying said winding. Said coil structure has at least one opening (108) for receiving a magnetic flux guiding element (104) of said core. The circumferential surface of the core whereto said electromagnetic coil structure (106) is mounted has a polygonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS BELGIUM EC BVBA
    Inventors: Tom Ocket, Guus Mertens, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Marc Van Tomme
  • Publication number: 20120313628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coil form (100) for mounting on a magnet core (118) for a rotating electrical machine or a resolver and to a corresponding magnet core. The present invention further relates to a magneto-electric angle sensor, in particular a reluctance resolver, the stator of which is constructed by the principles according to the invention. The coil form has a winding form (102) for applying a winding, the winding form (102) comprising a recess (124) for receiving a tooth (116) of the magnet core (118), at least one holding rib (114) being integrally formed and in cooperation with a holding structure (120) of the magnet core (118) fixing the coil form to the tooth. The magnet core comprises a plurality of lamellae (136) manufactured from sheet metal, which are layered on top of one another in a plane-parallel manner and interconnected, every two lamellae which lie on top of one another being rotated through an offset angle relative to one another to form the holding structure (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS BELGIUM EC BVBA
    Inventors: Steven Van Nimmen, Tom Ocket, Jurgen Verstraete, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Henk Maes
  • Publication number: 20120068693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reluctance resolver (100) with an at least partially soft magnetic stator (104) and an at least partially soft magnetic rotor (102) which oppose each other by forming an air gap. The magnetic resistance in the air gap changes periodically on account of a configuration of the rotor that varies over the circumference. The angle sensor has a magnetic flux transmitter which is arranged on the stator and generates a predefined magnetic flux distribution in the air gap via at least one pair of poles. Furthermore, a magnetic flux receiver, which measures the intensity of the magnetic field via at least two pairs of signal poles arranged offset from one another at an angle, is arranged on the stator, wherein an angle value for a position of the rotor in relation to the stator can be derived from the two receiver signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS BELGIUM EC BVBA
    Inventors: Tom Ocket, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Jurgen Verstraete
  • Patent number: 8102231
    Abstract: An end cap for an inductive component is disclosed. The end cap has a receptacle configured to receive the inductive component along a longitudinal direction, a jaw extending in the longitudinal direction, and a guide device disposed on the jaw and configured to allow turning of a wire thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC N.V.
    Inventors: Steven Van Nimmen, Michael Siotto, Tom Ocket, Jan Van Cauwenberge
  • Patent number: 8091968
    Abstract: A solenoid valve controller includes a control housing having a base provided with projections. Each of the projections has a recess provided therein. At least one elastomer element is arranged between at least two of the projections. A magnet coil yoke abuts the elastomer element and is fixed to at least one of the recesses. The elastomer element drives the magnet coil yoke away from the base and into engagement with an outer side of the hydraulic device when the magnet coil yoke is pressed toward the base by the outer side of the hydraulic device. The magnet coil yoke receives a solenoid valve unit of the hydraulic device therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dewart, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Bart Colpaert, Peter Desloovere, Michael Siotto
  • Publication number: 20100219680
    Abstract: A solenoid valve controller includes a control housing having a base provided with projections. Each of the projections has a recess provided therein. At least one elastomer element is arranged between at least two of the projections. A magnet coil yoke abuts the elastomer element and is fixed to at least one of the recesses. The elastomer element drives the magnet coil yoke away from the base and into engagement with an outer side of the hydraulic device when the magnet coil yoke is pressed toward the base by the outer side of the hydraulic device. The magnet coil yoke receives a solenoid valve unit of the hydraulic device therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dewart, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Bart Colpaert, Peter Desloovere, Michael Siotto
  • Patent number: 7639095
    Abstract: A system includes a first and second circuit electromagnetically coupled to establish a contact-less transmission, for example, between a vehicle body and a removable seat of the vehicle body. The first circuit includes a first inductor and the second circuit includes a second inductor. In order to detect in the first circuit the status of one or more input signals of the second circuit, the second circuit includes a signal generating portion including a resistor and a capacitor that generates, a time-pulsed signal. The second circuit is adapted to set a value of at least one of the resistor and the capacitor based on a sensed parameter and sets a duty cycle of the time-pulsed signal based on a value of at least one of the resistor and the capacitor. The time-pulsed signal changes a load of the second circuit over time which can be detected in the first circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC N.V.
    Inventors: Tom Ocket, Joeri Fryns, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Michael Siotto
  • Publication number: 20080265194
    Abstract: An arrangement with a solenoid coil and a solenoid valve includes a yoke housing arranged in a housing. The yoke housing has a first yoke base and a second yoke base. The solenoid coil is arranged between the first yoke base and the second yoke base. The solenoid coil including a coil wound about a coil former. The coil former has a fixing member that fixes the coil former to the housing. The solenoid valve includes a valve housing with a valve base plate connected to the housing. A displaceably mounted valve closing member extends into the solenoid coil from the valve housing. At least one resilient member is provided on an outer face of the second yoke base on a side of the second yoke base remote from the solenoid coil. The resilient member rests on the valve base plate and is compressed thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Bjorn Depoortere, Peter Baertsoen, Jan Van Cauwenberge
  • Publication number: 20080088402
    Abstract: An end cap for an inductive component is disclosed. The end cap has a receptacle configured to receive the inductive component along a longitudinal direction, a jaw extending in the longitudinal direction, and a guide device disposed on the jaw and configured to allow turning of a wire thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Steven Van Nimmen, Michael Siotto, Tom Ocket, Jan Van Cauwenberge
  • Patent number: 6128090
    Abstract: A visual control strip for imageable media such as a printing plate, a photographic film or a printable substrate is described wherein the visual control strip is to be applied to the imageable medium. The control strip includes a plurality of first control fields having differing grey tone values which are relatively insensitive to the processing variables which influence the size of the spots or dots produced on the imaged medium. The control strip also includes at least one second control field which is relatively sensitive to these process variables. The second control field is located immediately adjacent to the first insensitive control fields for ease of comparison. The second sensitive control field has a target grey tone value which may typically be 25%, 50% or 75%. To improve assessment of exposure parameters, the insensitive fields are completely surrounded by a sensitive field or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Van hunsel, Jan Van Cauwenberge
  • Patent number: 5884013
    Abstract: A method for generating a screened reproduction of a multiple tone image comprises the steps of autotypical or amplitude modulation screening the multiple tone image to obtain screened data representing tones of the multiple tone image in terms of halftone dots; reproducing the halftone dots on an imaging element by means of a scan-wise exposure by means of a laser or a LED, wherein in extreme regions of the tone scale the shape of the halftone dots is compact, characterized in that the halftone dots have a ratio of peripheral length to surface area which is minimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Jacobus Bosschaerts, Johan Vanhunsel, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Paul Delabastita
  • Patent number: 5766807
    Abstract: In order to improve the printability of a periodic halftone screen, the amount of growth of the halftone dots in a halftone screen is modulated as a function of tone in a tone selective way that is different for at least two halftone dots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert, N.V.
    Inventors: Paul Delabastita, Katrien Daels, Johan Van Hunsel, Jan Van Cauwenberge