Patents by Inventor Markus Raab

Markus Raab 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: 10695914
    Abstract: A gripper device (16; 30; 56; 90; 120) which is designed so as to be movable along a movement path, and which serves for grasping and holding a workpiece (70) and for moving the workpiece along the movement path, with at least one first contact section (18; 38; 66) which, to produce an operative pairing with the workpiece that effects the gripping or holding action, can be driven relative to a second contact section (20; 40; 68), which first contact section is assigned actuator means (22; 44; 54; 128), which are designed to exert a drive force in reaction to the application of a magnetic field, and which are composed of a magnetic shape-memory alloy material, wherein the actuator means for magnetic interaction are formed, for the application of a magnetic field, with magnetic field generating means that are static at one position of the movement path (52; 80; 86; 88), and/or with magnetic field generating means that are provided so as to be movable independently of the gripper device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg, Markus Raab, Bernhard Ernst
  • Patent number: 10634068
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling the engine braking operation in internal combustion engines for motor vehicles, wherein the internal combustion engine is operated with direct injection of fuel and a controllable brake flap is provided in the exhaust gas system for retaining exhaust gases in the engine braking operation, and moreover has an exhaust gas recirculation device having an EGR valve that is arranged upstream of the brake flap and a recirculation line that connects the exhaust gas system to the intake system of the internal combustion engine and during the driving operation controls a defined quantity of recirculated exhaust gas with respect to the combustion air. To avoid critical excessive temperatures at the injection valves, in the engine braking operation (MB), the EGR valve (13) is more or less opened in dependence upon operating parameters (n, TE) of the internal combustion engine (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAN Truck & Bus Österreich AG
    Inventors: Rodrigo Chaves, Gottfried Raab, Markus Raup, Lukas Gohm
  • Patent number: 10172560
    Abstract: Sensor means for detection of bioelectrical signals, in particular, for implantation into or onto a brain wherein the sensor means comprises a first number of electrodes which can be coupled to a biological organism, in particular, to neural cells of a nervous system for tapping a first plurality of electrical potentials at the biological organism. According to the invention, the sensor means comprises means for providing an averaged electrical reference potential. The averaged electrical reference potential is formed from a plurality of detected electrical potential that are tapped at the biological organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CorTec GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schüttler, Jörn Rickert, Christian Henle, Tonio Ball, Markus Raab
  • Patent number: 10047449
    Abstract: A device for electrolytically coating an object is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes an electrolyte container containing an electrolyte and a first DC power source. The device also includes at least one soluble anode which is at least partly immersed into the electrolyte and electrically conductive connected to a positive pole of the first DC power source. The device also includes at least one cathode terminal which is electrically conductive connected to a negative pole of the first DC power source and to which the object is electrically conductive connected, the object being immersed into the electrolyte. The device further includes a second DC power source configured to operate independently of the first DC power source and at least one insoluble anode, which is at least partly immersed into the electrolyte and electrically conductive connected to a positive pole of the second DC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik NIEHOFF GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dagmar Lorenz, Klaus Menningen, Markus Raab
  • Publication number: 20170225338
    Abstract: A gripper device (16; 30; 56; 90; 120) which is designed so as to be movable along a movement path, and which serves for grasping and holding a workpiece (70) and for moving the workpiece along the movement path, with at least one first contact section (18; 38; 66) which, to produce an operative pairing with the workpiece that effects the gripping or holding action, can be driven relative to a second contact section (20; 40; 68), which first contact section is assigned actuator means (22; 44; 54; 128), which are designed to exert a drive force in reaction to the application of a magnetic field, and which are composed of a magnetic shape-memory alloy material, wherein the actuator means for magnetic interaction are formed, for the application of a magnetic field, with magnetic field generating means that are static at one position of the movement path (52; 80; 86; 88), and/or with magnetic field generating means that are provided so as to be movable independently of the gripper device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg, Markus Raab, Bernhard Ernst
  • Publication number: 20150284867
    Abstract: A device for electrolytically coating an object is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes an electrolyte container containing an electrolyte and a first DC power source. The device also includes at least one soluble anode which is at least partly immersed into the electrolyte and electrically conductive connected to a positive pole of the first DC power source. The device also includes at least one cathode terminal which is electrically conductive connected to a negative pole of the first DC power source and to which the object is electrically conductive connected, the object being immersed into the electrolyte. The device further includes a second DC power source configured to operate independently of the first DC power source and at least one insoluble anode, which is at least partly immersed into the electrolyte and electrically conductive connected to a positive pole of the second DC power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Dagmar Lorenz, Klaus Menningen, Markus Raab
  • Publication number: 20150164425
    Abstract: Sensor means for detection of bioelectrical signals, in particular, for implantation into or onto a brain wherein the sensor means comprises a first number of electrodes which can be coupled to a biological organism, in particular, to neural cells of a nervous system for tapping a first plurality of electrical potentials at the biological organism. According to the invention, the sensor means comprises means for providing an averaged electrical reference potential. The averaged electrical reference potential is formed from a plurality of detected electrical potential that are tapped at the biological organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Martin SCHÜTTLER, Jörn RICKERT, Christian HENLE, Tonio BALL, Markus RAAB
  • Patent number: 8896433
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for assisting the driver of a vehicle in maintaining a traffic lane limited by traffic lane markings, the traffic lane markings and the position of the vehicle in the traffic lane are detected. Upon an actual or impending change of traffic lanes a lane change warning is output to the driver of the vehicle in a first step, and a course correcting actuating intervention counteracting the lane change is carried out in a second step. The actuating intervention is carried out only if the change of traffic lanes is impermissible due to the type of traffic lane marking to be crossed during the traffic lane change, or if the lane change is not possible without danger due to collision-endangering objects present on the side of the traffic lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Bernd Danner, Uli Kolbe, Rainer Moebus, Markus Raab, Uwe Regensburger, Reinhold Schoeb, Anke Dorle Dudeck, Lars Dudeck, Sven Gerhard Dudeck
  • Publication number: 20110234390
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for assisting the driver of a vehicle in maintaining a traffic lane limited by traffic lane markings, the traffic lane markings and the position of the vehicle in the traffic lane are detected. Upon an actual or impending change of traffic lanes a lane change warning is output to the driver of the vehicle in a first step, and a course correcting actuating intervention counteracting the lane change is carried out in a second step. The actuating intervention is carried out only if the change of traffic lanes is impermissible due to the type of traffic lane marking to be crossed during the traffic lane change, or if the lane change is not possible without danger due to collision-endangering objects present on the side of the traffic lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Bernd Danner, Uli Kolbe, Rainer Moebus, Markus Raab, Uwe Regensburger, Reinhold Schoeb, Ingo Dudeck, Lars Dudeck, Anke Dorle Dudeck, Sven Gerhard Dudeck
  • Publication number: 20090138201
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle having a collision avoidance system including a sensor for sensing potential other parties to a collision and having an evaluator, connected to a control unit, for evaluating a risk of a collision. It is proposed that when the other party to a collision comes relatively close in the lateral direction, an actuator system is activated in order to predefine a setpoint trajectory of the vehicle in order to avoid a lateral collision. In addition, a device for operating the method is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2005
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventors: Lutz Eckstein, Uli Kolbe, Alfred Lotter, Markus Raab, Andreas Spieker
  • Publication number: 20080033612
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for stabilizing a vehicle, having a detection device (10) which is provided for determining an actual value of a lateral dynamics variable which describes the lateral dynamics of the vehicle, and having an evaluation unit (11) which determines a setpoint value for the lateral dynamics variable and limits said setpoint value to a limit value which is determined as a function of a prescribed stability condition if it is found that the magnitude of the setpoint value of the lateral dynamics variable exceeds the magnitude of the determined limit value, with the evaluation unit (11) actuating vehicle assemblies (12), which are provided for influencing the longitudinal and/or lateral dynamics of the vehicle, as a function of a comparison of the determined actual value and the determined and possibly limited setpoint value of the lateral dynamics variable in such a way that the driving stability of the vehicle is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: DaimerlerChrysler AG
    Inventor: Markus Raab
  • Publication number: 20070213900
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preventing roll in a vehicle utilizing a detection device which determines an actual yaw rate of the vehicle, an evaluation unit which determines a setpoint value and a threshold value for the yaw rate, and a control device for controlling vehicle units that influence the dynamics of the vehicle. The evaluation unit controls the vehicle units, by comparing the determined actual value of the yaw rate variable with the determined setpoint value; such that the actual value of the yaw rate variable assumes the determined setpoint value. If the setpoint value exceeds the threshold value, the vehicle the evaluation unit limits the determined setpoint value to the determined threshold value. According to the invention, the evaluation unit determines the threshold value of the yaw rate variable as a function of a threshold value of a roll angle variable which describes a roll angle of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventor: Markus Raab
  • Publication number: 20070156315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining a vehicle state having the method steps: estimation of a first state in a vehicle (F) by means of a first vehicle model using predetermined parameters ({dot over (?)}, {umlaut over (?)}, ay, ax); estimation of a second state of the vehicle (F) by means of a second vehicle model using the predetermined parameters ({dot over (?)}, {umlaut over (?)}, ay, ax); weighted switching over from the first vehicle model to the second vehicle model at the transition of the vehicle (F) from the first state into the second state as a function of at least one estimated parameter (?). The present invention also makes available a device for determining a state of a vehicle (F).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: DAIMLER CHRYSLER AG
    Inventors: Markus Raab, Alexander Stein
  • Publication number: 20060244579
    Abstract: In an apparatus or a method for determining a spatial alignment of a semitrailer or trailer which is connected to a prime mover, sensors are provided which are arranged on the prime mover in order to produce sensor signals which describe the spatial alignment of the semitrailer or trailer relative to the prime mover, wherein the sensors detect contours of the semitrailer or trailer. Furthermore, an evaluation unit is provided which uses the sensor signals to determine at least one angle variable which describes an angle between the prime mover and the semitrailer or trailer. The sensor signals include image information from at least one of a two-dimensional representation and an image of a linear sub-area of the detected contours of the semitrailer or trailer. The evaluation unit determines the at least one angle variable on the basis of the image information by evaluating the rate of change of geometric characteristics of the at least one of the two-dimensional representation and the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventor: Markus Raab
  • Patent number: 6856882
    Abstract: The device according to the invention relates to a device for detecting a risk of aquaplaning which arises during the driving mode of a vehicle. The device contains for this purpose first means which determine a first propulsion variable which describes the propulsion of the vehicle which is to be expected on the basis of the operating state of the engine and/or of the drive train. In addition the device contains second means which determine a second propulsion variable which describes the propulsion occurring during the driving mode of the vehicle and which arises due to the longitudinal acceleration acting on the vehicle. The presence of the risk of aquaplaning is inferred as a function of a deviation between the first propulsion variable and the second propulsion variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventor: Markus Raab
  • Publication number: 20030101805
    Abstract: The device according to the invention relates to a device for detecting a risk of aquaplaning which arises during the driving mode of a vehicle. The device contains for this purpose first means which determine a first propulsion variable which describes the propulsion of the vehicle which is to be expected on the basis of the operating state of the engine and/or of the drive train. In addition the device contains second means which determine a second propulsion variable which describes the propulsion occurring during the driving mode of the vehicle and which arises due to the longitudinal acceleration acting on the vehicle. The presence of the risk of aquaplaning is inferred as a function of a deviation between the first propulsion variable and the second propulsion variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventor: Markus Raab
  • Patent number: 5705746
    Abstract: In a method of determining the traction of motor vehicle wheels on wet pavements, a surge force generated by a water film on the pavement in front of at least one of the vehicle wheels is measured and from the measured surge force value and the instantaneous vehicle speed a critical speed at which the vehicle wheel will aqua-plane is determined and this critical speed is displayed to the driver or it is used to control a vehicle drive unit to keep the vehicle speed below the critical speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz AG
    Inventors: Diane Trost, Jurgen Trost, Markus Raab
  • Patent number: 4732918
    Abstract: For conducting exothermic catalytic reactions, e.g., production of methane from CO.sub.x and H.sub.2, a reactor is cooled internally by indirect heat exchange with a single heat exchanger provided in the reactor feed inlet region with a gradually increasing surface intensity (defined as the product of the overall coefficient of thermal conductivity, (h), of the tube wall times the cooling surface density, m.sup.2 /m.sup.3) reaching a maximum intensity at a central zone of the heat exchanger where the preponderant cooling occurs. A zone of gradually decreasing cooling surface intensity may also be provided at the outlet end of the reactor, and uncooled adiabatic zones may be incorporated in the zones immediate the inlet and outlet ends of the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Reiner Lohmueller, Ulrich Lahne, Michael Heisel, Helmut Schneider, Markus Raab, Karl Hobel
  • Patent number: 4188796
    Abstract: Cracking gases are cooled by spraying them through a multiplicity of orifices into a cooling oil bath below the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Raab, Hans P. Langebach, Heiner Dittmann
  • Patent number: 4121908
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cooling of a cracking-gas stream comprises a vertical pipe through which the cracking-gas stream is conducted and opening into a larger pipe section which surrounds the first-mentioned pipe across an annular gap. A plurality of inlets open tangentially into this gap, upstream of the mouth of the first pipe to distribute cooling oil along the wall of the second pipe. The cooling oil film is found to be uniform and coherent and prevents contact of the cracking gas with the wall of this pipe. A further pipe opening axially into the surrounding pipe or pipe section sprays an additional quantity of cooling oil into the cracking-gas stream downstream of the mouth of the inlet pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Raab, Peter Langebach, Heiner Dittmann