Patents by Inventor Matthias Walter

Matthias Walter 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: 20230009371
    Abstract: The invention relates to a separating device for a turbomachine, comprising at least one housing (12) that has at least one bearing receiving area (24), which defines at least one bearing axis (26), and at least one wheel-side area (28). The separating device also comprises at least one swirling unit (32), which is arranged on the housing (12) in particular, for deflecting and/or swirling at least one fluid and/or particle flow (34), wherein the swirling unit (32) has at least one flow recess (38) which is delimited by a wall (36) of the housing (12) and which extends within the wheel-side area (28) at a distance from the bearing axis (26). According to the invention, the swirling unit (32) comprises at least one seal gap element (40) which is arranged on a wall (36) of the housing (12) and which is designed to deflect and/or swirl at least one fluid and/or particle flow (34) flowing through the flow recess (38) along the bearing axis (26) and/or towards the bearing axis (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Johannes Walter, Ansgar Harnischmacher, Hannes Butscher, Matthias Kruse
  • Patent number: 11511416
    Abstract: A method for monitoring acceleration of a number A of axes of a multi-axis kinematic system utilizes a sampling process with a first sampling interval, wherein a first acceleration limit value assigned to the first sampling interval and a second different acceleration limit value is determined for the acceleration, where a second time interval is assigned to the second acceleration limit value, a plurality of position values of the axis is determined by sampling with the first sampling interval, a current acceleration is calculated via the ascertained position values, and the calculated current acceleration is monitored via a first instance of monitoring utilizing the first acceleration limit value and the assigned first sampling interval and, simultaneously, via a second instance of monitoring utilizing the second acceleration limit value and the assigned second time interval, such that acceleration of an axis is monitored using at least two acceleration limit values simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Matthias Frank, Ran Gao, Bernd Quaschner, Maximilian Walter
  • Publication number: 20220368136
    Abstract: A discharge device for discharging a plurality of battery cells having an unknown state-of charge is disclosed. The discharge device includes a contact-connection element for the electrical contact-connection of respective battery cells in the plurality of battery cells, and a short-circuiting element. The contact-connection element includes, for each individual battery cell in the plurality of battery cells, an electrical contact having a non-return device. Each of the non-return devices is configured to prevent any return flow of electricity from the respective battery cells, via the contact-connection element, into a battery cell which is assigned to the respective non-return device such that electricity is removed in a unidirectional manner from the respective battery cell. Respective electrical contacts of the contact-connection element are electrically coupled in the direction of flow of electricity, down-circuit of the respective non-return devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Denis Court, Matthias Walter, Olaf Herrmann, Roman Di Santo, Sebastian Krieger
  • Patent number: 11480978
    Abstract: A method and device for operating an automated vehicle. The method includes a step of receiving a position of the automated vehicle, a step of providing a map, as a function of the position, a step of receiving environment data values, which represent an environment of the automated vehicle, as a function of the position, a step of producing an environment model, as a function of the environment, on the basis of the map, and a step of operating the automated vehicle, as a function of the environment model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Voelz, Matthias Haug, Matthias Maier, Michael Gabb, Ruediger-Walter Henn
  • Patent number: 11386783
    Abstract: A guiding device for at least one vehicle, including a receiving unit of an infrastructure sensor unit for receiving data of a surroundings of the vehicle and for receiving data of a destination of the vehicle; and an ascertainment unit, the ascertainment unit being designed to ascertain a trajectory from the data of the surroundings and the data of the destination and to transmit the data wirelessly to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Voelz, Matthias Maier, Matthias Haug, Michael Gabb, Ruediger-Walter Henn
  • Patent number: 11370440
    Abstract: A method for determining an idealized passing maneuver includes receiving first data values that represent a passing maneuver of a first vehicle to pass a second vehicle, requesting and receiving surroundings data values that represent instantaneous and/or future surroundings of the first vehicle and/or of the second vehicle, determining a surroundings model of the first vehicle based on the surroundings data values and on a digital map that represents the instantaneous and/or future surroundings of the first vehicle and/or of the second vehicle, determining an idealized passing maneuver for the first vehicle to carry out the passing maneuver based on the surroundings model, and providing the idealized passing maneuver in the form of second data values for receipt by the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Voelz, Matthias Maier, Matthias Haug, Michael Gabb, Ruediger-Walter Henn
  • Patent number: 9806516
    Abstract: In order to protect reverse currents, several strings of a photovoltaic generator, which are connected in small groups respectively via a DC/DC-converter, parallel to a common DC voltage intermediate circuit, the current which flows over each of the DC/DC-converter is detected and if a reverse current is detected flowing through one of the DC/DC converters, the converter is stopped by controlling the DC/DC-converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SMA Solar Technology AG
    Inventors: Sven Bremicker, Adrian Haering, Matthias Walter, Henrik Wolf, Joachim Laschinski
  • Patent number: 9155577
    Abstract: A locking element and a corresponding housing are disclosed, for the locking of the locking element in housing. The locking element includes a locking piece, for example a head, with a peripheral outer surface, running essentially in the direction of a longitudinal axis with at least one clamping surface extending outwards from the longitudinal axis in the form of a wedge, in order to lock the locking piece on the locking element with a corresponding inner contour of the housing. The peripheral outer surface is at least approximately spherical, parabolic, elliptical or hyperbolic in embodiment, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis in the region of the clamping surface, which is also true for the inner contour of the housing in the region of the recess, whereby the recess cooperating with the clamping surface can also be cylindrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Hermann Zeuner, Peter Scheuble, Matthias Walter, Dirk Thiel
  • Publication number: 20150280423
    Abstract: In order to protect reverse currents, several strings of a photovoltaic generator, which are connected in small groups respectively via a DC/DC-converter, parallel to a common DC voltage intermediate circuit, the current which flows over each of the DC/DC-converter is detected and if a reverse current is detected flowing through one of the DC/DC converters, the converter is stopped by controlling the DC/DC-converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Sven Bremicker, Adrian Haering, Matthias Walter, Henrik Wolf, Joachim Laschinski
  • Publication number: 20070043366
    Abstract: A locking element and a corresponding housing are disclosed, for the locking of the locking element in housing. The locking element includes a locking piece, for example a head, with a peripheral outer surface, running essentially in the direction of a longitudinal axis with at least one clamping surface extending outwards from the longitudinal axis in the form of a wedge, in order to lock the locking piece on the locking element with a corresponding inner contour of the housing. The peripheral outer surface is at least approximately spherical, parabolic, elliptical or hyperbolic in embodiment, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis in the region of the clamping surface, which is also true for the inner contour of the housing in the region of the recess, whereby the recess cooperating with the clamping surface can also be cylindrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Hermann Zeuner, Peter Scheuble, Matthias Walter, Dirk Thiel