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: 20150224818
    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: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Christian Koehler
  • Patent number: 9090242
    Abstract: A method for coordinating at least one drive unit of a vehicle, a control unit designed as a drive unit control unit (6, 8) being assigned to this at least one drive unit, a higher-level control unit (4) being provided, and information being exchanged between the control units, at least one operating parameter for an operating range of the at least one assigned drive unit being transmitted by at least one drive unit control unit (6, 8) to the higher-level control unit (4) for the purpose of carrying out the method, a setpoint operating point for the at least one drive unit being ascertained by the higher-level control unit (4) on the basis of the at least one received operating parameter, and the ascertained setpoint operating point being transmitted to the at least one drive unit control unit (6, 8) together with the at least one operating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Patent number: 9047365
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the proper functioning of at least one first and a second component (109, 110) of a vehicle drive train (100). The first and the second component (109, 110) each have an effect on the torque applied to the driveshaft (111) and are controlled for this purpose by a test signal (112, 113). The test signals (112, 113) are predetermined such that the effects of the first and the second component (109, 110) onto the torque applied to the driveshaft (111) cancel each other out if the first and the second component (109, 110) function properly. When the components (109, 110) function properly, the traveling comfort is not disturbed by an unexpected torque increase or torque decrease during the carrying out of this method. Any perturbation of the vehicle drive train (100) is therefore also avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20150129171
    Abstract: A method for cleaning surfaces of a finned heat exchanger, wherein compressed air and water are used for cleaning and the compressed air is supplied to a jet nozzle (1), which has a section (7) converging to a constriction (6) and a subsequent diverging section (8), and the water or another liquid substance is fed into the flow of compressed air preferably upstream of the jet nozzle (1), or in a different embodiment upstream of, in or downstream of the constriction (6) in the jet nozzle. The jet nozzle (1) is directed at the cavity in a finned heat exchanger formed by the fins. The jet penetrates the cavity between adjacent fins for the purpose of cleaning the fin surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jens Werner Kipp
  • Publication number: 20150088351
    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: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Meeks, Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Patent number: 8984983
    Abstract: A steering column arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a bracket, to which a jacket tube of a steering column supporting a steering shaft is releasably fixed by a clamping mechanism. The clamping mechanism includes at least one clamping part that is supple in the transverse direction (y direction) of the steering column arrangement and rigid in shear terms in the longitudinal direction (x direction and z direction) of the steering column arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Detlef Hansen, Horst Hartmann, Jens-Werner Kirchner, Holger Kittler, Ivica Milicevic, Ralf Prigge
  • Publication number: 20150076896
    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: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dressler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 8983715
    Abstract: A method for recognizing unintended drive train responses of a motor vehicle includes at least one drive unit, in which at least one input variable of the motor vehicle and/or of the drive unit is input into the drive train, and at least one output variable is measured at the motor vehicle and/or the drive unit. In order to recognize an unintended drive train response early, the at least one input variable is supplied to a dynamic model which at least partially simulates the drive train of the motor vehicle, the dynamic model determining, based on the at least one input variable, at least one model output variable which is compared to the at least one measured output variable, and an unintended drive train response being deduced if there is a difference between the measured output variable and the model output variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Patent number: 8974348
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid vehicle, having at least one first drive unit and one second drive unit, the second drive unit being started by at least one portion of the drive torque provided by the first drive unit in that the clutch situated between the first drive unit and the second drive unit is brought from a disengaged state into a slipping state. To improve the driving comfort of the hybrid vehicle during a start or a stop of the internal combustion engine, at least two clutches are shifted into the slipping state for starting the second drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20150011414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for improving the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with pancreatic carcinoma by making use of specific miRNA biomarkers associated with pancreatic carcinoma that may be identified based on a blood sample, in particular a whole blood, serum or plasma sample, from an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Julia Sidenius Johansen, Nicolai Aagaard Schultz, Jens Werner, Benny Vittrup Jensen, Klaus K. Andersen
  • Patent number: 8919467
    Abstract: A method and a control unit for operating a hybrid vehicle, in which at least two units, of which at least one is an internal combustion engine, supply torque for a hybrid vehicle drive. It is provided that an overall required reserve torque be ascertained, and boundary values of currently available reserve torque of each individual unit be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Michael Glora
  • Publication number: 20140375112
    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: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dressler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 8910759
    Abstract: A vibration damper including a cylinder with a cylinder-side connection member. The at least one mounted component is fastened to the cylinder by a material bond. The cylinder and the mounted component are made of plastic. The mounted component and/or the cylinder are based on at least one ready-prepared semi-finished product that forms the surface of the vibration damper on at least one body side in the final state. Plastic supplemental volume fractions determine the finished body contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Hendrik Marquar, Manfred Schuler, Josef Renn, Klaus Stretz, Karin Sundermann, Michael Zutzmann, Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Enrico Ladusch, Stefan Effmert
  • Publication number: 20140352880
    Abstract: Disclosed are a connecting arrangement of a fiber composite component with a second component and a process for producing the arrangement. The second component comprises at least one flat section having one or more cut-outs which pass through the flat section. The flat section is arranged between at least two sublayers of the fiber composite component and at least one of the at least two sublayers with a layer thickness SF comprises one or more embossments which have an essentially even layer thickness SF and are molded into the one or more cut-outs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach, Enrico Ladusch, Jens Werner, André Kiessling
  • Publication number: 20140346847
    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: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Thyssenkrupp Carbon Components GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dressler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 8897982
    Abstract: A method for driving a hybrid vehicle during a load reversal includes: the application of a first torque on a first hybrid vehicle axle during an acceleration reversal; and the application of a second torque on a second hybrid vehicle axle during the acceleration reversal, a direction of action of the second torque being opposite to a direction of action of the first torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Maass, Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Markus Vogelgesang, Benjamin Klotz, Manfred Hellmann
  • Publication number: 20140333121
    Abstract: The invention which 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 is based on the problem of improving the connection between the rim base (3) and the wheel disk (2) and of providing a method for producing a wheel rim having an improved connection between the rim base (3) and the wheel disk (2). 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 provided, said joining zone being flat connected to the rim base (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Christian Koehler
  • Publication number: 20140333122
    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: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dressler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Publication number: 20140321941
    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: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Enrico Ladusch
  • Patent number: 8862294
    Abstract: A method is described for operating a hybrid drive system which has a first drive unit, in particular an internal combustion engine, and a second drive unit, in particular an electric motor, which includes activating the first drive unit and the second drive unit in such a way that the first drive unit and the second drive unit each provide an output variable for the purpose of providing a total output variable; limiting the output variable provided by the first drive unit to a limiting value which is less than a maximum output variable which may be provided by the first drive unit; canceling the limitation if the output variable provided by the second drive unit corresponds to a maximum output variable which may be provided by the second drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Manfred Hellmann, Mario Kustosch