Patents by Inventor Markus Steinberger

Markus Steinberger 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: 20220299067
    Abstract: A radially compliant connection includes an axis, a first plate with a first connection portion, a second plate with a second connection portion, an intermediate plate with third and fourth connection portions, a first flexible element fixed to the first connection portion and to the third connection portion, and a second flexible element fixed to the second connection portion and to the fourth connection portion. In some example embodiments, the first connection portion has a radially inner surface with a first radius, and the second connection portion has a first radially outer surface with a second radius, less than the first radius. In an example embodiment, the third connection portion has a second radially outer surface with a third radius, equal to the second radius, or the fourth connection portion has a third radially outer surface with a fourth radius, equal to the second radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick Lindemann, Matthew Payne, Markus Steinberger, Jordan Geiser, Kenneth Hunt, Michael Hodge
  • Patent number: 11428306
    Abstract: A shipping strap for a hybrid module includes a first annular surface, a second annular surface, and a central bore. The first annular surface includes a first orifice for receiving a first fastener for fixing the shipping strap to a hybrid module housing, or receiving a dowel pin for radially positioning the shipping strap relative to the hybrid module housing. The second annular surface includes a second orifice for receiving a second fastener for securing the shipping strap to a rotor for an electric machine to axially position the rotor in the hybrid module housing. In some example embodiments, the shipping strap has a through bore aligned with the central bore, and a lifting element installed in the through bore for installing the hybrid module in a multi-speed transmission. In an example embodiment, the lifting element is installed in the through bore by a threaded connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Steinberger, John Ramsey, Matthew Payne
  • Patent number: 11408494
    Abstract: A clutch assembly is disclosed herein. The clutch assembly includes a joint balance chamber positioned between a disconnect apply chamber and a torque converter clutch apply chamber. A torque converter assembly includes a charge pressure fluid circuit. A hub defines a passage between the charge pressure fluid circuit and the joint balance chamber, such that fluid from the torque converter assembly is provided to the joint balance chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Payne, Kolstin Hartzler, John Ramsey, Markus Steinberger
  • Publication number: 20220213950
    Abstract: A clutch assembly is disclosed herein. The clutch assembly includes a joint balance chamber positioned between a disconnect apply chamber and a torque converter clutch apply chamber. A torque converter assembly includes a charge pressure fluid circuit. A hub defines a passage between the charge pressure fluid circuit and the joint balance chamber, such that fluid from the torque converter assembly is provided to the joint balance chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Payne, Kolstin Hartzler, John Ramsey, Markus Steinberger
  • Patent number: 11380047
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for graphics processing. The apparatus can determine geometry information for each of a plurality of primitives associated with a viewpoint in a scene. The apparatus can also calculate at least one of surface information and disocclusion information based on the geometry information for each of the plurality of primitives, where the surface information and the disocclusion information may be associated with a volumetric grid based on a viewing area corresponding to the viewpoint. Also, the apparatus can calculate visibility information for each of the plurality of primitives based on at least one of the surface information and the disocclusion information, where the visibility information may be associated with the volumetric grid. The apparatus can also determine whether each of the plurality of primitives is visible based on the visibility information for each of the plurality of primitives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Voglreiter, Dieter Schmalstieg, Markus Steinberger
  • Publication number: 20220154675
    Abstract: A starter-generator module for a vehicle includes a bulkhead wall, a module housing fixed to the bulkhead wall, an e-motor stator fixed to the module housing, an e-motor rotor disposed radially inside of the e-motor stator, and a power electronics unit fixed to the module housing. The module housing has a first opening and the power electronics unit covers the first opening. The e-motor rotor has a rotor carrier arranged for fixing to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. In an example embodiment, the rotor carrier includes holes arranged for receiving respective fasteners for fixing the rotor carrier to an engine crankshaft, and a bolt circle diameter of the holes is less than an inside diameter of the first opening. In an example embodiment, the rotor carrier is fixed to a crankshaft by a bolt, and the first opening is arranged for receiving a tool to secure the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Payne, Markus Steinberger
  • Patent number: 11300163
    Abstract: A hybrid module is configured for arrangement in a torque path upstream from a transmission and downstream from an internal combustion engine. The hybrid module includes a hybrid drive unit including an electric motor including a rotor. The hybrid module also includes a torque converter and a connector non-rotatably fixing the rotor to the torque converter. The connector includes a first section non-rotatably fixed to the rotor, a second section non-rotatably fixed to the torque converter and a retainer axially fixing the first section and the second section together in an intermeshing arrangement so the first section and the second section are non-rotatably fixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Payne, Markus Steinberger
  • Publication number: 20220109345
    Abstract: A cooling crescent for a hybrid module includes a first half section and a second half section. The first half section has a radially outer inlet orifice and a plurality of circumferentially disposed radially inner outlet orifices. The second half section is sealed to the first half section to form a narrow channel hydraulically connected to the radially outer inlet orifice, and a circumferentially extending channel hydraulically connected to the narrow channel and the plurality of circumferentially disposed radially inner outlet orifices. In some example embodiments, the first half section or the second half section comprises a plurality of axially extending tabs with respective orifices for fixing the cooling crescent to a housing of the hybrid module. In an embodiment, the plurality of axially extending tabs are configured to be adjustable to vary a respective height of the tabs to accommodate for e-motor stators of varying sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Kolstin Hartzler, Matthew Payne, Markus Steinberger, Richard Fraley
  • Patent number: 11263797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transmitting 3D model data, the 3D model data comprising polygons, from a server to a client for rendering, the method comprising: obtaining the 3D model data by the server; and transmitting the 3D model data from the server to the client. According to the invention, the 3D model data is obtained by the server, based on a given multitude of possible views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.
    Inventors: Jozef Hladký, Markus Steinberger, Hans-Peter Seidel
  • Publication number: 20220060708
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for graphics processing at a server and/or a client device. In some aspects, the apparatus may convert application data for at least one frame, the application data corresponding to one or more image functions or one or more data channels. The apparatus may also encode the application data for the at least one frame, the application data being associated with a data stream, the application data being encoded via a video encoding process. The apparatus may also transmit the encoded application data for the at least one frame. Additionally, the apparatus may receive application data for at least one frame, the application data being associated with a data stream. The apparatus may also decode the application data for the at least one frame; and convert the application data for the at least one frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Dieter SCHMALSTIEG, Pascal STADLBAUER, Markus STEINBERGER
  • Publication number: 20220058872
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for graphics processing. The apparatus may identify at least one mesh associated with at least one frame. The apparatus may also divide the at least one mesh into a plurality of groups of primitives, each of the plurality of groups of primitives including at least one primitive and a plurality of vertices. The apparatus may also compress the plurality of groups of primitives into a plurality of groups of compressed primitives, the plurality of groups of compressed primitives being associated with random access. Additionally, the apparatus may decompress the plurality of groups of compressed primitives, at least one first group of the plurality of groups of compressed primitives being decompressed in parallel with at least one second group of the plurality of groups of compressed primitives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Dieter SCHMALSTIEG, Markus STEINBERGER, Daniel MLAKAR
  • Publication number: 20220058860
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for graphics processing. The apparatus may configure a plurality of billboards associated with a viewpoint of a first frame of a plurality of frames, the plurality of billboards being configured in one or more layers at least partially around the viewpoint, the configuration of the plurality of billboards being based on one or more volumetric elements between at least one of the plurality of billboards and the viewpoint. The apparatus may also render an image associated with each of the one or more volumetric elements between at least one billboard of the plurality of billboards and the viewpoint, the rendered image including a set of pixels. The apparatus may also store data in the at least one billboard based on the rendered image associated with each of the one or more volumetric elements, the data corresponding to the set of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Dieter SCHMALSTIEG, Markus STEINBERGER, Wolfgang TATZGERN
  • Patent number: 11245318
    Abstract: A two-piece resolver clamping plate includes a first clamping segment and a second clamping segment. The first clamping segment includes a first arcuate clamping ring and exactly three arcuate clamping arms extending from the first arcuate clamping ring. The second clamping segment includes a second arcuate clamping ring and exactly two arcuate clamping arms extending from the second arcuate clamping ring. In an example embodiment, a first circumferential length of the first arcuate clamping ring is greater than a second circumferential length of the second arcuate clamping ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tuo Luo, Matthew Payne, Markus Steinberger
  • Publication number: 20220037975
    Abstract: A two-piece resolver clamping plate includes a first clamping segment and a second clamping segment. The first clamping segment includes a first arcuate clamping ring and exactly three arcuate clamping arms extending from the first arcuate clamping ring. The second clamping segment includes a second arcuate clamping ring and exactly two arcuate clamping arms extending from the second arcuate clamping ring. In an example embodiment, a first circumferential length of the first arcuate clamping ring is greater than a second circumferential length of the second arcuate clamping ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tuo Luo, Matthew Payne, Markus Steinberger
  • Patent number: 11199250
    Abstract: A hybrid module for a vehicle includes a torque converter and an electric motor. The torque converter includes an impeller shell and a cover. The cover is fixed to the impeller shell to form at least a portion of an outer shell for the torque converter. The electric motor includes a rotor supported on a rotor carrier. The cover and the rotor carrier are integrally formed from a same piece of material. In an example embodiment, the hybrid module includes a resolver rotor fixed to the rotor carrier. In some example embodiments, the hybrid module includes a cover disk, fixed to the rotor carrier and extending radially inward to form a portion of the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Podschwadt, Markus Steinberger, Matthew Payne, John Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20210383597
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for graphics processing. The apparatus can determine geometry information for each of a plurality of primitives associated with a viewpoint in a scene. The apparatus can also calculate at least one of surface information and disocclusion information based on the geometry information for each of the plurality of primitives, where the surface information and the disocclusion information may be associated with a volumetric grid based on a viewing area corresponding to the viewpoint. Also, the apparatus can calculate visibility information for each of the plurality of primitives based on at least one of the surface information and the disocclusion information, where the visibility information may be associated with the volumetric grid. The apparatus can also determine whether each of the plurality of primitives is visible based on the visibility information for each of the plurality of primitives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Philip VOGLREITER, Dieter SCHMALSTIEG, Markus STEINBERGER
  • Patent number: 11149830
    Abstract: A torque converter for a hybrid module may include a hydraulic coupling arrangement, a front cover, an impeller shell, and an electric rotor. The hydraulic coupling arrangement may include an impeller and a turbine. The front cover may have a first rim extending in a first axial direction. The front cover may at least partially encase the hydraulic coupling arrangement. The impeller shell may be fixed to the front cover and may at least partially encase the hydraulic coupling arrangement. The impeller shell may have a second rim extending in a second axial direction, opposite the first axial direction, a circumferential ring at a distal end of the second rim, and at least one impeller blade. The electric rotor may be fixed to the impeller shell second rim and axially retained by the circumferential ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Payne, Patrick Lindemann, Markus Steinberger, Micah Steiner, Daniel Sayre
  • Patent number: 11146157
    Abstract: An electrical machine for use in a vehicle, comprising a stator configured to output a rotating magnetic field, a primary rotor located radially between an output shaft and the stator, a secondary rotor, wherein the secondary rotor is located radially between the stator and the output shaft, and a hydraulic pump attached to the secondary rotor, wherein the hydraulic pump is configured to output lubricant to an outlet in response to the rotating magnetic field generated therebetween by the stator and the secondary rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Steinberger, Gregory Heeke, Md. Wasi Uddin
  • Patent number: 11130398
    Abstract: A vehicle differential includes a planetary gear set, a housing, at least one spider gear, an electric motor, and a first axle shaft. The planetary gear set includes a ring gear, a sun gear, and a planet carrier with a plurality of planets. The housing is fixed to the planet carrier, the at least one spider gear is disposed in the housing, an electric motor output is fixed to the ring gear, and the first axle shaft extends from the spider gear through the electric motor. In an example embodiment, the differential includes a shaft extending through the housing orthogonal to the first axle shaft. The at least one spider gear is four spider gears, a first pair of spider gears is arranged on the shaft, and a third spider gear is drivingly engaged with the first pair of spider gears and the first axle shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christopher Shamie, Patrick Lindemann, Markus Steinberger, Paul Lindemann
  • Patent number: 11111992
    Abstract: A hybrid module includes a housing, an electric motor, a hydraulic coupling, a first clutch, a second clutch, and a flow plate assembly. The housing is arranged for fixing to a planetary transmission and an engine. The electric motor is disposed in the housing. The electric motor has a stator fixed to the housing and a rotor rotatable relative to the housing. The hydraulic coupling is disposed in the housing and is at least partially radially inside of the electric motor. The first clutch is for drivingly connecting the rotor to the engine. The second clutch is arranged in parallel with the hydraulic coupling for drivingly connecting the rotor to an input shaft of the planetary transmission. The flow plate assembly is fixed to the housing. The flow plate assembly has a first flow plate with a first radial groove forming a first portion of a first radial flow channel, and a second flow plate, fixed to the first flow plate, forming a second portion of the first radial flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Micah Steiner, Matthew Payne, Markus Steinberger