Patents by Inventor Johannes Braun

Johannes Braun 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: 10540456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method the assessing the controllability of a vehicle by a driver in a risky or problematic situation. In order to carry out assessment of the controllability of a vehicle early, the following steps are provided: a. modelling the drive train and the movement dynamics of the vehicle, b. modelling situation conditions and environmental conditions, c. selecting a risky or problematic situation, d. selecting a driver capability type, e. modelling the driver's reaction as a function of the selected driver capability type. f. simulating the dynamic vehicle behaviour in the longitudinal and transverse directions of a planned trajectory on the basis of the drive train model and movement dynamics model for the predefined situation and environmental conditions when the selected risky or problematic situation occurs, g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Mihai Nica, Christian Miedl, Theodor Sams, Franz Zieher, Gerhard Griessnig, Dirk Geyer, Cheng Caizhen, Thomas Rosenberger, Stephen Jones, Jürgen Braun, Kural Emre, Johannes Schauer, Rolf Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20190383162
    Abstract: A burst protection device for a gas turbomachine formed of at least one pipe section of a pipe in the form of a bend segment of the pipe section for assembly about a turbine wheel housing and/or compressor housing of the gas turbomachine. The bend segment of the pipe section seen in the circumferential direction of the pipe has an interruption for the gas or air outlet of the turbine wheel housing or compressor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan WEIHARD, Steffen BRAUN, Harald DENKEL, Bernd HAAS, Johannes NIEBUHR, Urban SPATZ, Daniel ALBRECHT
  • Publication number: 20190376413
    Abstract: A burst protection device for a turbo machine having a rotor housing, which includes an axle and a rotor that is rotatably mounted about the axle in the rotor housing. The burst protection device surrounds the rotor housing at least in the region of the rotor in a circumferential direction of the rotor and is formed in one part of at least one burst protection element. The at least one burst protection element is a material having an elongation at break of at least 30%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Urban SPATZ, Steffen BRAUN, Daniel ALBRECHT, Harald DENKEL, Stefan WEIHARD, Bernd HAAS, Johannes NIEBUHR
  • Publication number: 20190331128
    Abstract: A turbocharger, with a turbine and a compressor. A turbine housing of the turbine and a compressor housing of the compressor are connected to a bearing housing arranged between the same. A casing surrounds the turbine housing and/or the compressor housing and/or the bearing housing radially outside and axially outside at least in sections, which are connected to the respective housing to be encased via multiple fastening devices. At least one fastening device forms a fixed bearing-like connection and at least one fastening device a loose bearing-like connection of the casing on the respective housing to be encased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen Braun, Daniel Albrecht, Harald Denkel, Stefan Weihard, Bernd Haas, Johannes Niebuhr, Urban Spatz
  • Patent number: 10437645
    Abstract: Embodiments facilitate the efficient handling of service requests by a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure. The platform may comprise a central controller communicating with a plurality of execution agents on one or more hosts. The central controller may parse client requests manipulating application state (e.g., scale, start, stop app, clear) into a sequence of fine-grained instance requests (e.g., start, stop, stop all, clear) that are distributed to the application program interfaces (API) of execution agents on the platform. The central controller may assign a priority to the fine-grained requests. The priority may take into consideration one or more factors including but not limited to: request creator (user, system); operation type (start, stop, stop all, clear); instance number; sequence number of the fine grained request within the original received request; hierarchy level (organization, space); and application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Marc Becker, Matthias Braun, Thomas Klink, Marcel Merkle, Dietrich Mostowoj, Andreas Mueller, Johannes Scheerer, Andreas Schoesser, Steffen Schreiber, Andreas Steiner, Silvestre Fernando Zabala
  • Publication number: 20190301304
    Abstract: A turbocharger, with a turbine for expanding a first medium, a compressor for compressing a second medium utilising energy extracted in the turbine during expansion of the first medium. A turbine housing and a compressor housing are connected to a bearing housing. A casing radially and axially surrounds the turbine housing, the compressor housing, and/or the bearing housing at least in sections, which is connected to the respective housing via multiple fastening devices. At least some of the fastening devices extend through a wall of the casing into the housing include metallic damping elements made of wire on opposite sides of the wall of the casing through which the same extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen Braun, Daniel Albrecht, Harald Denkel, Stefan Weihard, Bernd Haas, Johannes Niebuhr, Urban Spatz
  • Publication number: 20190284956
    Abstract: A casing of a turbocharger, surrounding a turbine, compressor, and/or a bearing housing of the turbocharger at least in sections, with axial casing segments that adjoin the housing axially outside, and with radial casing segments that adjoin the housing to be encased radially outside. An additional casing segment encloses or completes the axial casing segments and/or the radial casing segments in the region of an inlet flange or outlet flange of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Harald DENKEL, Steffen BRAUN, Daniel ALBRECHT, Stefan WEIHARD, Bernd HAAS, Johannes NIEBUHR, Urban SPATZ
  • Publication number: 20190242272
    Abstract: A casing of a turbocharger, which surrounds a housing to be encased such as a turbine housing and/or a compressor housing and/or a bearing housing of the turbocharger at least in sections, with axial casing segments, which axially adjoin the housing to be encased, with at least one radial casing segment, which radially adjoins the housing to be encased radially outside, and at least one stiffening element is formed or acts on at least one casing segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen Braun, Daniel Albrecht, Harald Denkel, Stefan Weihard, Bernd Haas, Johannes Niebuhr, Urban Spatz
  • Publication number: 20190226361
    Abstract: A turbocharger, with a turbine for expanding a first medium, a compressor for compressing a second medium utilising energy extracted in the turbine during the expansion of the first medium, a turbine housing of the turbine and a compressor housing of the compressor connected to a bearing housing arranged between the same, with a casing that radially and axially surrounds one or more of the turbine housing, the compressor housing, and the bearing housing at least in sections. At least one loose fibre of a defined length is introduced into a hollow space between the casing and a respective housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Urban SPATZ, Steffen Braun, Daniel Albrecht, Harald Denkel, Stefan Weihard, Bernd Haas, Johannes Niebuhr
  • Publication number: 20190218931
    Abstract: A burst protection device for a gas radial turbo engine configured annularly around a central axis in the circumferential direction and like a box in a cross sectional direction, to grip a turbine housing in the area of the turbine wheel. The burst protection device includes at least one axial wall section extending in an axial direction and at least one radial wall section extending in the radial direction are indirectly interconnected via an intermediate wall section lying in between. A partial area of the intermediate wall section in the axial direction runs inclined and/or curved relative to the orientation of the axial wall section and radial wall section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen BRAUN, Daniel Albrecht, Harald Denkel, Stefan Weihard, Bernd Haas, Johannes Niebuhr, Urban Spatz
  • Publication number: 20190153898
    Abstract: A turbine for a turbocharger, for expanding a medium, with a turbine rotor, having a turbine housing with an insert piece, which runs radially outside of the adjoining blades of the turbine rotor. The insert piece at an upstream end, includes a first flange and a second flange at a downstream end. The insert piece, in a middle section, which extends between the first flange and the second flange, has an approximately constant thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen BRAUN, Jirí Klíma, Vladimir Hort, Tobias Weisbrod, Bernd Haas, Johannes Niebuhr
  • Patent number: 9760901
    Abstract: Systems and methods to predict bidding behavior are described. The system identifies a listing that includes listing information that describes an item that is being auctioned on a network-based marketplace. The system further identifies bid classification information based on the number of bids received for the item. Finally, the system predicts whether no more bids are expected to be received for the item based on the classification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alpha Kamchiu Luk, Michael Ching, Ben Chisell, Johannes Braun, Tom Pugh, Tom Wagstaff, Shervin Moghaddam, Yu Liu, Vinayak Agarwal, Gajanan Adalinge, David Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20150254688
    Abstract: Systems and methods to predict bidding behaviour are described. The system identifies a listing that includes listing information that describes an item that is being auctioned on a network-based marketplace. The system further identifies bid classification information based on the number of bids received for the item. Finally, the system predicts whether no more bids are expected to be received for the item based on the classification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Alpha Kamchiu Luk, Michael Ching, Ben Chisell, Johannes Braun, Tom Pugh, Tom Wagstaff, Shervin Moghaddam, Yu Liu, Vinayak Agarwal, Gajanan Adalinge, David Goldberg
  • Patent number: 7286922
    Abstract: The magnitude of torque which can be transmitted by a bypass clutch between the housing and the turbine of a torque converter between a prime mover, such as an engine, and an automatic transmission in the power train of a motor vehicle is selectively regulatable by a computerized regulating unit. The regulation involves the transmission of torque by the clutch in dependency upon the magnitude of the torque being transmitted by the output element of the engine and ascertaining as well as adaptively applying to the clutch a variable force so that the clutch can transmit a predetermined torque. This entails automatic selection of a minimum slip between a torque receiving and a torque transmitting part of the power train. Compensation, particularly long-range compensation, is carried out for the existence of possible differences between the predetermined and actual torques being transmitted by the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: LuK Getriebe-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Fischer, Uwe Wagner, Jürgen Freitag, Johannes Braun, Anton Rink
  • Patent number: 5924539
    Abstract: A fluid-operated system which can supply a pressurized fluid (e.g., oil) to one or more adjustable consumers (such as a clutch and/or a transmission) in a motor vehicle. The system employs one or more fluid pressurizing pumps and/or accumulators and an arrangement of valves in a path for pressurized fluid from the pressurizing unit(s) to the consumer(s). The valves can vary the fluid pressure in dependency upon at least one variable (such variable can be selected by a control unit in conjunction with an actor). In accordance with one presently preferred embodiment, the valves can cooperate with one or more flow restrictors to impart to the fluid in the path a first pressure within a first range of varying pressures as a first function of the at least one variable, and a second pressure within a second range of varying pressures as a different second function of the at least one variable. One of the valves can be embodied in or located outside of the mobile valving element and/or housing of another valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: LuK Getriebe-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Braun, Urban Panther
  • Patent number: 4035981
    Abstract: A method of aseptically packaging pre-sterilized foodstuffs is described. The method used `dry` radiation methods for sterilizing packaging material in an aseptic workspace either before or after construction of the container as such. The internal surfaces of the packaging material supplied to the workspace are coated with a radiation resistant lacquer. After sterilization the containers are filled with food such as milk or yoghurt and heat sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: Alcan Research and Development Limited
    Inventors: Johannes Braun, Winfried Sturm