Patents by Inventor Jens Werner

Jens 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: 10583689
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim having a rim well and rim flanges, a hub, and at least three spoke elements. Each spoke element forms at least one spoke between the hub and the rim. The spoke elements are fastened to an inside of the rim in a form-closed manner or a form-closed and bonded manner. In the hub region, the spoke elements are supported on each other in a circumferential direction at abutting surfaces designed therefor. A method for producing the wheel is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Michael Dreßler, Sandro Mäke
  • Patent number: 10583688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel, especially for motor vehicles, comprising a wheel rim and a wheel disc, the wheel rim having a rim base made of fiber composite material. The invention is characterized in that the wheel disc (3, 11, 20, 29, 40) can be indirectly connected to the wheel rim (1), in particular the rim base (2), by means of a connecting element (5, 14, 22, 31, 35, 42) which is designed and associated with the rim base (2) in such a way that the connected wheel disc (3, 11, 20, 29, 40) is not in contact with the rim base (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Andrew Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10569599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim, a wheel disc and at least one connecting element that connects the wheel disc and the wheel rim, wherein the connecting element is guided through a through-hole of the wheel rim and is joined in a joining channel of the wheel disc. According to the invention, an elongated sleeve (4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3) is provided that surrounds the connecting element (3, 3.1, 3.2) coaxially, which sleeve is designed and arranged in such a way that at least part of said sleeve interlockingly extends into a corresponding recess (7) of the wheel rim (1.1, 1.2) and into a corresponding recess (8) of the wheel disc (2.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Patent number: 10479031
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for infiltrating a fiber preform of a component of fiber composite material with a matrix material. On the method side, it is proposed that an elastic coating (3) is applied onto the fiber preform (1, 23, 37), wherein the elastic coating (3) is widened to form a gap space (22) between the fiber preform (1) and the coating (3). The matrix material (21) is then fed into the gap space (22) and the elastic coating (3) is subsequently pressed against the fiber preform (1, 23, 37). On the device side, it is claimed that an elastic coating (3) is arranged on the fiber preform (1, 23, 37) and means are provided, which are in operative connection with the elastic coating (3), by which the coating (3) can be widened while forming a gap space (22) between the fiber preform (1, 23, 37) and the coating (3). A matrix material (21) can be fed into the gap space (22) and the coating (3) can be pressed against the fiber preform (1, 23, 37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP FEDERN UND STABILISATOREN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, André Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10442243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a wheel rim having a rim base of a fiber composite material. The problem to be solved by the invention is that of improving the production of the wheel rim, and especially to ensure a reliably functioning wheel structure which can be achieved with little financial and technical outlay. The problem is solved in that during the production of the rim base (2) a connection element (3, 13, 21, 31, 42, 51) is joined to the rim base (2), said connection element (3, 13, 21, 31, 42, 51) being designed and arranged in such a way that a wheel disc (4, 14, 22, 36, 45) can be connected to said connection element (3, 13, 21, 31, 42, 51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Andre Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10427452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel rim having a rim base (3) of fiber composite material and a wheel disk (2) connected to the rim base (3) in a radial marginal section. The radial marginal section of the wheel disk (2) comprises at least two partial layers (4, 5) on each of which a contoured joining zone (6, 7) which extends substantially axially is formed, the joining zone being flat connected to the rim base (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Christian Koehler
  • Publication number: 20190255574
    Abstract: A method for the automated cleaning of lamellar heat exchangers and other sensitive surfaces, a moving apparatus, preferably moved on rollers or skids, being moved up and down on a guide unit made up of one and preferably two guide rails, on which a support arm is mounted, on which at least one and preferably multiple spray nozzles are mounted in such a way that they are moved along with the guide unit via the moving apparatus with the aid of an additional drive unit via a roller or toothed wheel mounted on another end, a carrier gas, preferably compressed air, and a liquid, preferably water, as the spray agent being supplied through feed hoses at a pressure of at least 2 bar, the supplied water quantity being less than 1%, preferably less than 0.30%, of the supplied air quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: MYCON GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner KIPP
  • Patent number: 10377172
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a vehicle wheel with a connection between a wheel rim and a wheel disc in which the wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by means of at least one connecting element that is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and is joined in the wheel disc. After the joining of the connecting element in the wheel disc a portion of the head of the connecting element projects beyond the rim base on the outer side of the rim. Subsequently the head of the connecting element is at least partially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Patent number: 10357902
    Abstract: One example method for producing a component from organic sheets may comprise placing a first organic sheet and a second organic sheet next to one another to form a component preform, forming at least one overlapping joining zone by tacking the first and second organic sheets together with a connecting part in the form of a third organic sheet, transferring the component preform to a joining tool, using the joining tool to form a joined component by connecting the organic sheets through melting and compression in the overlapping joining zone, and consolidating the joined component at least in the zone of the overlapping joining zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Lothar Patberg, Stefan Mayer, Torsten Krahnert, Werner Hufenbach, Enrico Ladusch, Jens Werner, André Kießling, Alexander Herbig, Jörn Kiele, Martin Lepper
  • Publication number: 20190217559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pultrusion process for the continuous production of blanks from a fibre-plastic composite material (23), an arrangement for carrying out a pultrusion process and use of the pultrusion process according to the invention and the arrangement according to the invention. The pultrusion process comprises at least the following process steps: i. providing a strand of unimpregnated fibres (21); ii. feeding the strand of unimpregnated fibres (21) to a vacuum device (5, 5?, 5?), which has at least one vacuum chamber (52, 52?, 52?); iii. generating a negative relative pressure in the at least one vacuum chamber (52, 52?, 52?) of the vacuum device (5, 5?, 5?), whereby air (200) escapes from the strand of unimpregnated fibres (21); iv.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Andre Kiessling, Jörn Kiele, Till Weinkauf
  • Patent number: 10323710
    Abstract: A torsion spring may be formed as a bar spring or helical spring comprising a spring wire of fiber composite material. In some examples, the torsion spring comprises a number of layers of fiber reinforcement, which are impregnated with a matrix material. The layers may comprise tensile-loaded fibers and compression-loaded fibers. Groups of layers of the same loading direction may exist and, seen from an inside to an outside, the group stiffness of at least two groups may differ. Likewise, methods for making such torsion springs of fiber composite material are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP FEDERN UND STABILISATOREN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Jörn Kiele, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner
  • Patent number: 10265892
    Abstract: A mold system for a resin transfer molding process is presented, in which a cavity of a workpiece (1) to be produced is fully enclosed circumferentially by a multi-part shaping mold (2). The shaping mold (2) is enclosed in a sealed manner by an outer, two or more part enveloping mold (7, 8). A method for consolidating a fiber composite component with this mold system and a method for producing a fiber composite component on the basis of the RTM process is provided, in which the intermediate space between a shaping mold (2) and a surrounding enveloping mold (7, 8) is filled with resin during the resin injection. After curing the resin initially remains on the shaping mold (2) as a resin body but is destroyed during the demolding of the workpiece (1), at predetermined breaking points. The demolding of the workpiece (1) from the shaping mold (2) is assisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Sandro Mäke, Jens Werner, André Bartsch, Michael Dressler, Christian Köhler
  • Patent number: 10266026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for introducing force into a component of fiber composite material by means of a screw connection having a bolt-like connecting element arranged in a passage of the component. The invention is based in particular on the problem of improving the durability of the screw connection on the component of fiber composite material. The object is achieved in that the screw connection has a two-part bush (6) which borders the passage (2) of the component (1) and accommodates the connecting element (9), wherein the first and the second bush part (6.1, 6.2) of the bush (6) are designed to engage in one another in axial extension, and each bush part (6.1, 6.2) has a radially extended union collar (15.1, 15.2) with a collar side (16.1, 16.2) facing the component (1), on which side a sliding surface is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LEICHTBAU-ZENTRUM SACHSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Enrico Ladusch
  • Patent number: 10250751
    Abstract: A mobile conference system including a first mobile master hands-free unit and a second mobile slave hands-free unit, each having a microphone, a loudspeaker, a battery unit, an operating unit, a lighting unit, and a first transmitting/receiving unit for bidirectional wireless communication between the first and second mobile hands-free units. The first mobile hands-free unit includes a second transmitting/receiving unit for wireless bidirectional audio communication with an external unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Sennheiser Communications A/S, Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alex Gossen, Andre Scholz, Andreas Müller, David Ditter, Dirk Engelking, Fabian Logemann, Ingo Battis, Jean-Christophe Detay, Jens Tobien, Jens Werner, Jérôme-Etienne Zastrow, Marc Mangold, Mike Reitinger, Najib Khoury, Torben Christiansen, Wienand Mensendiek, Jan-Phillip Röseler
  • Patent number: 10189301
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim having a rim well and rim flanges, a hub, and at least three spoke elements. Each spoke element forms at least one spoke between the hub and the rim. The spoke elements are fastened to an inside of the rim in a form-closed manner or a form-closed and bonded manner. In the hub region, the spoke elements are supported on each other in a circumferential direction at abutting surfaces designed therefor. A method for producing the wheel is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Michael Dreßler, Sandro Mäke
  • Publication number: 20190028590
    Abstract: A mobile conference system including a first mobile master hands-free unit and a second mobile slave hands-free unit, each having a microphone, a loudspeaker, a battery unit, an operating unit, a lighting unit, and a first transmitting/receiving unit for bidirectional wireless communication between the first and second mobile hands-free units. The first mobile hands-free unit includes a second transmitting/receiving unit for wireless bidirectional audio communication with an external unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicants: Sennheiser Communications A/S, Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Alex GROSSEN, Andre SCHOLZ, Andreas MÜLLER, David DITTER, Dirk ENGELKING, Fabian LOGEMANN, Ingo BATTIS, Jean-Christophe DETAY, Jens TOBIEN, Jens WERNER, Jérôme-Etienne ZASTROW, Marc MANGOLD, Mike REITINGER, Najib KHOURY, Torben CHRISTIANSEN, Wienand MENSENDIEK, Jan-Phillip RÖSELER
  • Patent number: 10173461
    Abstract: A wheel with a rim as well as a wheel spider, where the wheel spider has a hub and spokes. The wheel includes spokes including one or more linearly stretched textile strands as reinforcement material of a fiber composite and each linearly stretched textile strand runs at least once from the rim to the hub and back without interruption and thus forms at least one spoke. The textile strands are connected in a positive-locking manner and/or in substance with the hub and the rim. A process is provided for the manufacture of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreßler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 9975374
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim having a rim base and a two-part wheel spider. The wheel spider includes two molded parts. The first molded part forms the spokes having an open cross-section and is joined to the second molded part. The spokes of the first molded part are completely or partially closed along the profile length by the second molded part. The wheel spider is preferably integrated in the rim in an interlocking manner. The rim and the two-part wheel spider can consist of metal, but in particular preferably of composite fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Dressler, Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke
  • Patent number: 9828030
    Abstract: Longitudinal members for motor vehicles may generally include a supporting element that is releasably connectable to an energy absorption mechanism. The supporting element may typically include a joining zone that can be used to secure the supporting element to one or more chassis or drive components of the motor vehicle. The supporting element and the energy absorption mechanism may be comprised of fiber-reinforced plastic. More specifically, the supporting element may be comprised of a plurality of length portions having different fiber orientations. For example, a first length portion may have fibers oriented substantially parallel to a horizontal longitudinal plane about which the supporting element is positioned, whereas a second length portion between the first length portion and the energy absorption mechanism may have intersecting fibers oriented oblique to the horizontal longitudinal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Lothar Patberg, Stefan Mayer, Torsten Krahnert, Werner Hufenbach, Enrico Ladusch, Jens Werner, André Kieβling, Alexander Herbig, Jörn Kiele, Martin Lepper
  • Publication number: 20170313126
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle wheel having a wheel rim and a wheel disc connected to an inner side of the wheel rim. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and inserted in the wheel disc. The through-hole is arranged in the tire seat of the rim base and the connecting element is joined substantially in the direction of the radial extension of the wheel disc which is associated to the tire seat on the inner side of the rim. In the method for producing the wheel the connection between wheel rim and wheel disc is produced in the region of the tire seat of the rim base, and, after the insertion of the connecting element into the wheel disc, a portion of the connecting element protruding the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat is shaped so that the connecting element conforms to the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE