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).

  • Publication number: 20170314604
    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: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Patent number: 9783235
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a protective apparatus that can be positioned along an underside of a motor vehicle and, in many cases, near a front or rear region of the motor vehicle. The protective apparatus may include an underbody made from fiber-reinforced plastic for protecting assemblies or components arranged above it against damage as a consequence of stone chipping or ground contact. Further, the underbody may have three-dimensionally structured regions for increasing its rigidity, and the underbody may be designed to absorb chassis and/or crash loads and may include integrated holders for movably attaching chassis links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 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: 20170282475
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER, André BARTSCH, Michael DREßLER, Sandro MÄKE
  • Publication number: 20170253077
    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: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Patent number: 9701094
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a layered semi-finished product having a layer sequence containing at least one layer of an unconsolidated fabric of reinforcing fibers. At reduced pressure, this layer sequence is arranged between a top and a bottom film connected to each other along their periphery in a pressure-retaining manner. In advantageous modifications of the layered semi-finished product according to the invention, the preforming of the semi-finished, as well as the inclusion of metallic inserts or other components into said semi-finished is intended. Furthermore, a method for producing the layered semi-finished product according to the invention is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Technische Universität Dresden, Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Krahnert, Lothar Patberg, Stefan Mayer, Marcus Knobloch, Jens Werner, Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper
  • Patent number: 9664684
    Abstract: Described is a diagnostic method for predicting the response of a patient to chemovirotherapy or radiovirotherapy, comprising exposing primary tumor cells from a patient, e.g., tumor cells obtained from a brain tumor or pancreatic cancer, to (i) a parvovirus and/or (ii) a chemotherapeutic agent or radiotherapy, and determining the reduction of the expression or concentration of ISG15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg
    Inventors: Nathalia Giese, Jens Werner, Markus Buechler, Thomas Giese, Laurent Daeffler, Celina Czeipluch, Jean Rommelaere, Zahari Raykov
  • Publication number: 20170144347
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention pertains to a RTM tool having a sealing system. This sealing system comprises an elastic sealing strip which is disposed in an undercut manner in one of at least two tool parts to be sealed. It is characterized in that the sealing strip is essentially stressed perpendicular to the sealing strip surface when the tool parts are closed by means of the part of the tool pressing on the sealing strip and deforming it into the sealing gap which is present, in the direction of the mould cavity. The sealing strip comes into contact with the moulding compound without forming a mechanical connection therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Jörn Kiele
  • Publication number: 20170122395
    Abstract: A torsion spring may be configured as a torsion bar or a helical spring made of a spring wire made of fiber-composite material. The torsion spring may have a plurality of layers of fiber reinforcement that have been saturated with a matrix material, wherein the layers may have fibers that are tension-loaded and fibers that are compression-loaded. The at least one compression-loaded group may have a lower group stiffness than the tension-loaded group with the highest group stiffness. Methods for designing or making torsion springs made of fiber-composite material are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Federn und Stabilisatoren GmbH, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Jörn Kiele, Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner
  • Patent number: 9616621
    Abstract: A one-part wheel which is made of fiber composites without interruption of fibers with excellent mechanical properties and with low weight at the same time as well as a process for the manufacture thereof. The wheel has especially a rim well as well as a wheel disk passing over into a wheel flange of the rim well, where the wheel disk is formed at least partly by fiber layers, which run from the rim well over a wheel flange and the wheel disk. The wheel is manufactured by a multipart mold with parts displaceable at least in the axial direction. The mold is completely removed after the deposition of fibers or remains as a lost core in the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: THYSENNKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreβler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 9616704
    Abstract: A one-part wheel which is made of fiber composites without interruption of fibers with excellent mechanical properties and with low weight at the same time as well as a process for the manufacture thereof. The wheel has especially a rim well as well as a wheel disk passing over into a wheel flange of the rim well, where the wheel disk is formed at least partly by fiber layers, which run from the rim well over a wheel flange and the wheel disk. The wheel is manufactured by a multipart mold with parts displaceable at least in the axial direction. The mold is completely removed after the deposition of fibers or remains as a lost core in the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreβler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 9586366
    Abstract: A rim well with integrated flange made of fiber composite as well as to a method for manufacturing same. The flange is formed by inwardly directed protuberances of fiber layers of the rim well, wherein the fiber layers transition to the flange from the rim well without interruption of the fibers. The manufacture is carried out by depositing fiber material on a mold, which corresponds to the contour of the rim well and has a radially circumferential or segmented groove. The fibers are deposited such that the fibers of at least one fiber layer have protuberances directed into the groove. A multipart mold, which makes it possible to reduce the width of the groove and thus a deformation of the protuberances, is preferably used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreβler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Publication number: 20170058983
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Federn und Stabilisatoren GmbH, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Jörn Kiele, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner
  • Publication number: 20170050392
    Abstract: A one-part wheel which is made of fiber composites without interruption of fibers with excellent mechanical properties and with low weight at the same time as well as a process for the manufacture thereof. The wheel has especially a rim well as well as a wheel disk passing over into a wheel flange of the rim well, where the wheel disk is formed at least partly by fiber layers, which run from the rim well over a wheel flange and the wheel disk. The wheel is manufactured by a multipart mold with parts displaceable at least in the axial direction. The mold is completely removed after the deposition of fibers or remains as a lost core in the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER, André BARTSCH, Sandro MÄKE, Michael DREßLER, Martin LEPPER, Werner HUFENBACH
  • Patent number: 9573415
    Abstract: While specific embodiments of the invention have been shown and described in detail to illustrate the application of the principles of the invention, it will be understood that the invention may be embodied otherwise without departing from such principles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreβler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 9555664
    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: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreβler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Publication number: 20170015055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing thermosetting components from two or more semifinished composite-material products with textile fibre reinforcement and matrix material, wherein the semifinished composite-material products are fully consolidated, with the exception of local regions, and are brought into contact at the partially consolidated (gelled) regions (201, 211, 221, 241) such that the matrix material of the partially consolidated regions (201, 211, 221, 241) bonds and the regions joined together in this way are subsequently fully consolidated. Furthermore, a device which is suitable for producing the semifinished composite-material products is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Werner HUFENBACH, Martin LEPPER, Jöm KIELE, Stefan KIPFELSBERGER, Jens WERNER
  • Patent number: 9539855
    Abstract: A rim well with integrated flange made of fiber composite as well as to a method for manufacturing same. The flange is formed by inwardly directed protuberances of fiber layers of the rim well, wherein the fiber layers transition to the flange from the rim well without interruption of the fibers. The manufacture is carried out by depositing fiber material on a mold, which corresponds to the contour of the rim well and has a radially circumferential or segmented groove. The fibers are deposited such that the fibers of at least one fiber layer have protuberances directed into the groove. A multipart mold, which makes it possible to reduce the width of the groove and thus a deformation of the protuberances, is preferably used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreβler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 9505394
    Abstract: A method for changing a drive unit's mechanical coupling to a motor vehicle power train, which has at least two drive units, in which at least one first drive unit of the two drive units is coupled via various mechanical couplings, including mechanical transmission ratios, during the travel of the motor vehicle, a power or torque influence of the two drive units occurring if there is a change of the mechanical coupling. To ensure a change of the mechanical coupling without the vehicle occupants perceiving it, the change of the mechanical coupling of the first drive unit of the two drive units occurs in at least two operating modes, a first operating mode causing a slower operating point change with respect to time of the two drive units, while a more rapid operating point change as to time of the two drive units is provided in a second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20160332396
    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: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER, André BARTSCH, Sandro MÄKE, Michael DREßLER, Martin LEPPER, Werner HUFENBACH
  • Publication number: 20160332391
    Abstract: A rim well with integrated flange made of fiber composite as well as to a method for manufacturing same. The flange is formed by inwardly directed protuberances of fiber layers of the rim well, wherein the fiber layers transition to the flange from the rim well without interruption of the fibers. The manufacture is carried out by depositing fiber material on a mold, which corresponds to the contour of the rim well and has a radially circumferential or segmented groove. The fibers are deposited such that the fibers of at least one fiber layer have protuberances directed into the groove. A multipart mold, which makes it possible to reduce the width of the groove and thus a deformation of the protuberances, is preferably used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER, André BARTSCH, Sandro MÄKE, Michael DREßLER, Martin LEPPER, Werner HUFENBACH