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: 20160325582
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim with a rim base made from fiber composite material and a wheel disc. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a passage of the rim base and is received in the wheel disc. The wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with at least one connecting element and a seal element which covers in a complete and hollow manner a part of one or more adjacent connecting arrangements that extends across the rim outer side of the rim base. A circumferential edge of the seal element is glued in air-tight manner to the rim well. Alternatively, the wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with a connecting element and a flexible sealing layer made from plastic and completely covers, by coating, a part of the connecting arrangement which extends over the rim outer side of the rim base. An edge region of the flexible seal layer is connected in an air-tight manner to the rim base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, André BARTSCH, Michael DRESSLER, Sandro MAEKE, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20160318335
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Thyssenkrupp Carbon Components GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Andre BARTSCH
  • Publication number: 20160311252
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Andre BARTSCH
  • Patent number: 9475341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel rim having a wheel disk (3) made of a fiber composite and having fastener for fastening the wheel disk (3) to a wheel hub (5) of a vehicle, wherein the wheel disk (3) has at least one opening (8) for receiving the wheel hub (5) and the opening (8) is designed to have a conical centring surface (9) for the corresponding seat of a fastener. According to the invention the reinforcing fibers of the fiber composite are arranged in planar layers (10) and at least a part of the fiber layers (10) is arranged in an edge region (12) of the opening (8) perpendicular to the centring surface (9) of the wheel disk (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Christian Koehler
  • Patent number: 9403534
    Abstract: In a method for operating a hybrid drive device of a motor vehicle, which has at least two different drive assemblies, especially an electric machine and an internal combustion engine, that are able to be connected to at least two drive trains of the motor vehicle, during the reconnecting of one of the drive assemblies, particularly from a first to a second of the drive trains, or from the second to the first drive train, and/or during a synchronization, a replacement torque substantially corresponding to the torque produced by the one drive assembly is able to be provided by an additional one of the drive assemblies by the at least partial closing of a clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Thomas Schlipf, Michael Glora
  • Publication number: 20160200018
    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: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Sandro MÄKE, Jens WERNER, André BARTSCH, Michael DRESSLER, Christian KÖHLER
  • Publication number: 20160200014
    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: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: 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: 20160201755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spring (1, 23) comprising at least one tensile body (2, 17, 71, 76) that can be subjected to tensile stress and/or at least one compressive body (37) that can be subjected to compressive stress, the spring also comprising a force-displacement conversion unit (3, 18, 24) for converting the force-displacement of the spring force F, said force-displacement conversion unit (3, 18, 24) having a moveable input control element (6, 19, 29), to which the spring force can be applied and a moveable output control element (7, 20, 30, 54, 60, 68, 72) which is operatively connected to the tensile body (2, 17, 71, 76) or to the compressive body (37) in such a way that the spring force F produces a tensile stress in the tensile body (2, 17, 71, 76) or a compressive stress in the compressive body (37) in a specific force-displacement conversion ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Werner HUFENBACH, Martin LEPPER, Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER
  • Publication number: 20160194030
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN, LEICHTBAU-ZENTRUM SACHSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Lothar PATBERG, Stefan MAYER, Torsten KRAHNERT, Werner HUFENBACH, Enrico LADUSCH, Jens WERNER, André KIEßLING, Alexander HERBIG, Jörn KIELE, Martin LEPPER
  • Publication number: 20160129940
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN, LEICHTBAU-ZENTRUM SACHSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Lothar PATBERG, Stefan MAYER, Torsten KRAHNERT, Werner HUFENBACH, Enrico LADUSCH, Jens WERNER, André KIEßLING, Alexander HERBIG, Jörn KIELE, Martin LEPPER
  • Patent number: 9333844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a drive device (1) of a vehicle, in particular, a motor vehicle, said device having at least one electric or hydraulic machine (2) as a drive unit. Said method consists of the following steps: determining a target drive direction (ZR) that can be set by the driver of the vehicle, detecting a current direction of travel of the vehicle and comparing the current drive direction with the target drive direction (ZR) that has been set, detecting the direction of action of a current drive force and comparing the direction of action with the target drive direction (ZR), if the current direction of travel deviates from the target drive direction (ZR), detecting/determining unauthorised driving of the vehicle, if the direction of action deviates from the target drive direction (ZR). The invention also relates to a device and a system, in particular, for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Mecks, Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20160121936
    Abstract: A side panel assembly for a passenger vehicle, includes a B-pillar made of fibre-reinforced plastics material, at least one further pillar made of fibre-reinforced plastics material and following in the rear direction, and a side panel made of fibre-reinforced plastics material and defining a portion of the skin of the passenger vehicle. According to the invention, to make it possible for a side panel assembly of this kind to offer high stiffness for absorbing operating and crash loads while being low-weight, to have a high surface quality, and to be economical to produce with short production times, the B-pillar includes a hollow pillar made of metal as a core element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Lothar Patberg, Stefan Mayer, Torsten Krahnert, Werner Hufenbach, Enrico Ladusch, Jens Werner, Andre Kiessling, Alexander Herbig, Jorn Kiele, Martin Lepper
  • Publication number: 20160121562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a component made from a fiber composite material from a semi-finished fibrous product by means of a multi-part molding and infiltration tool with tool parts, the molding functional surfaces thereof forming, when the tool is closed, a cavity that defines the component. The device is characterized in that the tool (1) has a sealing frame (2, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22) which is designed as a hollow body and in which the semi-finished fibrous product (3) can be arranged, and the tool parts (4) are configured and can be associated with the sealing frame (2, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22) such that, when the tool (1) is closed, the tool parts (4) are connected tightly to the sealing frame (2, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Andre BARTSCH
  • Publication number: 20150360509
    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: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER, André BARTSCH, Michael DREßLER, Sandro MÄKE
  • Patent number: 9213065
    Abstract: A method for detecting the malfunction in a three-phase synchronous electric machine by modulating variables. Two variables, which influence the torque of the electric machine are modulated. The first variable represents the q component of the stator current. The second variable represents the rotor flux. The variables are modulated by superimposing on their base signals, a test signal. Under faultless operation of the machine, there is no effect caused by the modulated variables on an electrical or magnetic parameter of the machine. When the modulated variables cause an effect on an electrical or magnetic parameter of the machine, a fault condition is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20150343719
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: LEICHTBAU-ZENTRUM SACHSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Werner HUFENBACH, Martin LEPPER, Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, André BARTSCH
  • Publication number: 20150330471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a spring made of fiber composite material, in which a laminate strand which is formed from fibers of fiber composite material and is impregnated with a matrix material that can be consolidated is reshaped into a spring geometry. The invention also relates to a device for carrying out the method. On the method side, it is proposed that, prior to reshaping the laminate strand (2), a strand-shaped pre-product (20) is formed by applying a deformable protective jacket (16), which encloses the laminate strand (2), in a continuous application process. On the device side, it is proposed that an application unit (15) for forming a protective jacket (16) around the laminate strand (2) is arranged downstream of the processing device (1) in the transport direction of the laminate strand (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Werner HUFENBACH, Martin LEPPER, Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, André BARTSCH
  • Publication number: 20150321450
    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 fibres. 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: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Torsten Krahnert, Lothar Patberg, Stefan Mayer, Marcus Knobloch, Jens Werner, Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper
  • Patent number: 9180768
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid drive device, in particular for a motor vehicle, which has at least one combustion engine and at least one electric machine, the combustion engine and the electric machine being mechanically and operatively connectible to each other by a separating clutch, and a slip torque transmitted by the separating clutch being ascertained. There is a provision for the slip torque to be determined as a function of the speed characteristic of a drive shaft of the combustion engine at least when starting and/or stopping the combustion engine and to be taken into account when operating the hybrid drive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20150231917
    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: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Dressler, Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke