Patents by Inventor Jan Van Niekerk

Jan Van Niekerk 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: 10550871
    Abstract: A component connection has a first component, which consists of a metal material, a ball likewise consisting of a metal material, which is welded to the first component, and a second component which has a through-hole and a collar which projects from a top side of the second component, is bent upwards and extends circumferentially around the through-hole. The two components are joined to each other such that the ball projecting from the first component projects into the through-hole provided in the second component or even partially through the through-hole. The second component is arranged so that the collar protrudes from the first component. The second component is a sandwich component which has a middle layer of a plastic material, the middle layer being located between an upper metal layer and a lower metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maik Hammer, Johann Van Niekerk, Jan Andreas Pfrang
  • Patent number: 6571617
    Abstract: A wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device is used to obtain inflation pressure information for a tire of a vehicle and a signal therefrom may be used for determining the location of the tire. An identifier may be associated with the inflation pressure information for each wheel of the vehicle. Tire rotation speed may be determined by amplitude fluctuations of a radio frequency carrier from a radio frequency transmitter rotating with the wheel. Differences in wheel rotation speeds during a turn may be used in determining the location of each tire of the vehicle. An antenna may be placed on each wheel toward the outer perimeter of the wheel and connected to the radio frequency transmitter. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and pressure sensor may be used as the wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device and a RFID pickup coil may be provided in each wheel well for pickup of the inflation pressure signals from each RFID tag on a wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Jan Van Niekerk, Roger St. Amand, Joseph A. Uradnik, Paul N. Katz
  • Patent number: 6463798
    Abstract: A wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device is used to obtain inflation pressure information for a tire of a vehicle and a signal therefrom may be used for determining the location of the tire. An identifier may be associated with the inflation pressure information for each wheel of the vehicle. Tire rotation speed may be determined by amplitude fluctuations of a radio frequency carrier from a radio frequency transmitter rotating with the wheel. Differences in wheel rotation speeds during a turn may be used in determining the location of each tire of the vehicle. An antenna may be placed on each wheel toward the outer perimeter of the wheel and connected to the radio frequency transmitter. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and pressure sensor may be used as the wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device and a RFID pickup coil may be provided in each wheel well for pickup of the inflation pressure signals from each RFID tag on a wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Jan Van Niekerk, Roger St. Amand, Joseph A. Uradnik, Paul N. Katz
  • Publication number: 20020092345
    Abstract: A wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device is used to obtain inflation pressure information for a tire of a vehicle and a signal therefrom may be used for determining the location of the tire. An identifier may be associated with the inflation pressure information for each wheel of the vehicle. Tire rotation speed may be determined by amplitude fluctuations of a radio frequency carrier from a radio frequency transmitter rotating with the wheel. Differences in wheel rotation speeds during a turn may be used in determining the location of each tire of the vehicle. An antenna may be placed on each wheel toward the outer perimeter of the wheel and connected to the radio frequency transmitter. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and pressure sensor may be used as the wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device and a RFID pickup coil may be provided in each wheel well for pickup of the inflation pressure signals from each RFID tag on a wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Jan Van Niekerk, Roger St. Amand, Joseph A. Uradnik, Paul N. Katz
  • Publication number: 20020092346
    Abstract: A wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device is used to obtain inflation pressure information for a tire of a vehicle and a signal therefrom may be used for determining the location of the tire. An identifier may be associated with the inflation pressure information for each wheel of the vehicle. Tire rotation speed may be determined by amplitude fluctuations of a radio frequency carrier from a radio frequency transmitter rotating with the wheel. Differences in wheel rotation speeds during a turn may be used in determining the location of each tire of the vehicle. An antenna may be placed on each wheel toward the outer perimeter of the wheel and connected to the radio frequency transmitter. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and pressure sensor may be used as the wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device and a RFID pickup coil may be provided in each wheel well for pickup of the inflation pressure signals from each RFID tag on a wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Jan Van Niekerk, Roger St. Amand, Joseph A. Uradnik, Paul N. Katz
  • Publication number: 20020092347
    Abstract: A wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device is used to obtain inflation pressure information for a tire of a vehicle and a signal therefrom may be used for determining the location of the tire. An identifier may be associated with the inflation pressure information for each wheel of the vehicle. Tire rotation speed may be determined by amplitude fluctuations of a radio frequency carrier from a radio frequency transmitter rotating with the wheel. Differences in wheel rotation speeds during a turn may be used in determining the location of each tire of the vehicle. An antenna may be placed on each wheel toward the outer perimeter of the wheel and connected to the radio frequency transmitter. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and pressure sensor may be used as the wireless tire inflation pressure measurement device and a RFID pickup coil may be provided in each wheel well for pickup of the inflation pressure signals from each RFID tag on a wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Jan Van Niekerk, Roger St. Amand, Joseph A. Uradnik, Paul N. Katz