Patents by Inventor Maximilian Müller

Maximilian Müller 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: 20220194503
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods associated with locking a micromobility transit vehicle to a stationary object. A multimodal transportation system may include a docking station including a securement point, and a micromobility transit vehicle securable to the securement point of the docking station. The micromobility transit vehicle may include a storage basket and a lock cable including a first end coupled to the storage basket and a second end. The second end of the lock cable may be securable to the securement point of the docking station to lock the micromobility transit vehicle to the docking station. The storage basket may include a pin lock. The pin lock may engage a locking pin of the lock cable to lock the micromobility transit vehicle via the lock cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Erik Keith Askin, Jeffrey Alan Boyd, Alex Dixon, Garrett Korda Drayna, Merric-Andrew Jaranowski French, Daniel Lami Goldstein, Rochus Emanuel Jacob, Jared Mitchell Kole, Chen-Yu Lin, Oliver Maximilian Mueller, James Jeng-Yeu Peng, Andrew Michael Reimer, Neil Richard Anthony Saldanha, Gary Shambat, Jennifer Uang
  • Publication number: 20220149475
    Abstract: A drive battery for a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, includes a housing, which has a plurality of partial regions, wherein one or more cell modules are respectively arranged in a first partial region and in a second partial region. A composite component is arranged between the first partial region and the second partial region in order to separate the partial regions. The composite component has a profile element of fiber-reinforced plastic, a foam body of a compressible foam and/or a silicone mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maximilian Müller, Ralf Keller
  • Publication number: 20220144066
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a traction battery module which has a hermetically sealed module housing in which at least one cell stack pair including a left-hand-side and a right-hand-side cell stack including, in each case, at least two battery cells is accommodated. The traction battery module is arranged in the vehicle floor and extends symmetrically in relation to the vehicle center (M) in the vehicle transverse direction (X). The traction battery module has a bottom wall in a horizontal plane. A gas space is formed in the module housing in the vehicle center (M) and between the left-hand-side cell stack and the right-hand-side cell stack with respect to the vehicle transverse direction (X). The module bottom wall has a degassing element centrally in the vehicle in the region of the gas space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Sascha Mostofi, Christopher Volkmer, Immanuel Vogel, Adrian Starczewski, Dieter Schiebel, Ralf Keller, Maximilian Müller
  • Publication number: 20220029215
    Abstract: A battery arrangement for a motor vehicle, with a battery which has a battery housing and a plurality of battery cells. The battery cells are arranged in the battery housing. A protective plate is arranged at least on one side of the battery. A damage detection apparatus has a damage indicator. The damage indicator is arranged on the protective plate. The damage indicator is embedded into the protective plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Teiwen Fehse, Christopher Volkmer, Dominik Klaiber, Ralf Keller, Maximilian Müller
  • Patent number: 11214322
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods associated with locking a micromobility transit vehicle to a stationary object. A multimodal transportation system may include a docking station including a securement point, and a micromobility transit vehicle securable to the securement point of the docking station. The micromobility transit vehicle may include a storage basket and a lock cable including a first end coupled to the storage basket and a second end. The second end of the lock cable may be securable to the securement point of the docking station to lock the micromobility transit vehicle to the docking station. The storage basket may include a pin lock. The pin lock may engage a locking pin of the lock cable to lock the micromobility transit vehicle via the lock cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Keith Askin, Jeffrey Alan Boyd, Alex Dixon, Garrett Korda Drayna, Merric-Andrew Jaranowski French, Daniel Lami Goldstein, Rochus Emanuel Jacob, Jared Mitchell Kole, Chen-Yu Lin, Oliver Maximilian Mueller, James Jeng-Yeu Peng, Andrew Michael Reimer, Neil Richard Anthony Saldanha, Gary Shambat, Jennifer Uang
  • Patent number: 11217831
    Abstract: A safety apparatus (20) for a battery (80) has a base (22) for a vehicle (10), sensors (31, 32, 33, 34) and an evaluation apparatus (40). Each sensor (31, 32, 33, 34) is designed to generate a sensor signal (35) on a basis of a deformation of the base (22) and to supply the sensor signal to the evaluation apparatus (40). The evaluation apparatus (40) ascertains from the sensor signals (35) both first information about the location of the deformation of the base (22) and second information about the level of the deformation, and uses the first information and the second information as a basis for determining whether a first state (Z1) is present, in which a driving mode can be maintained, or whether a second state (Z2) is present, in which a driving mode can no longer be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Fritz, Armin Steck, Marcus Zacher, Dominik Lembke, Ralf Keller, Maximilian Mueller, Marc Patt, Markus Graef, Philipp Straub
  • Publication number: 20210354772
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods associated with locking a micromobility transit vehicle to a stationary object. A multimodal transportation system may include a docking station including a securement point, and a micromobility transit vehicle securable to the securement point of the docking station. The micromobility transit vehicle may include a storage basket and a lock cable including a first end coupled to the storage basket and a second end. The second end of the lock cable may be securable to the securement point of the docking station to lock the micromobility transit vehicle to the docking station. The storage basket may include a pin lock. The pin lock may engage a locking pin of the lock cable to lock the micromobility transit vehicle via the lock cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Keith ASKIN, Jeffrey Alan Boyd, Alex Dixon, Garrett Korda Drayna, Merric-Andrew Jaranowski French, Daniel Lami Goldstein, Rochus Emanuel Jacob, Jared Mitchell Kole, Chen-Yu Lin, Oliver Maximilian Mueller, James Jeng-Yeu Peng, Andrew Michael Reimer, Neil Richard Anthony Saldanha, Gary Shambat, Jennifer Uang
  • Publication number: 20210299701
    Abstract: Techniques related to retroreflective surface layers for micro-mobility transit vehicles are disclosed. A retroreflective surface layer may be formed over at least a portion of a component of a micro-mobility transit vehicle by forming a powder coat layer over the portion of the component and baking the powder coat layer to cure the powder coat layer. An uncured clear coat layer may be formed over the powder coat layer. The uncured clear coat layer may be impregnated with a plurality of glass beads via an air-pressure applicator. The uncured clear coat layer impregnated with the glass beads may be baked to cure the clear coat layer. The retroreflective surface layer may include the powder coat layer, clear coat layer, and the plurality of glass beads distributed within the clear coat layer. The retroreflective surface layer may reflect incident light back to its source with minimal scattering of the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Abel Lopez, III, Emerson Kelby Halbach, Jeffrey Alan Boyd, Merric-Andrew Jaranowski French, Rochus Emanuel Jacob, Oliver Maximilian Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210197914
    Abstract: A cockpit assembly for a micro-mobility fleet vehicle may include at least two visible and at least partially opposed faces linked by a fold aligned along an axis of a handlebar assembly, such as a first face, a second face, and an intermediate portion connecting the first face to the second face. The first face may include a headlight assembly. The second face may include a display of a user interface that is arranged to face a rider of the fleet vehicle. The display may be disposed adjacent to and/or beneath a mobile device holder. The first face, the second face, and the intermediate portion may wrap at least partially around the handlebar assembly to position the first face towards a front of the fleet vehicle and the second face towards a rear, a rider, and/or a seat of the fleet vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Rex Luedtke, Kelly Erin Johnson, Alejandro Salvador Garcia, Sanket Parshuram Phalgaonkar, Oliver Maximilian Mueller, Jeffrey Allen Boyd
  • Publication number: 20210178921
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide modular docking systems and rebalancing systems for micro-mobility fleet vehicles. A modular micro-mobility fleet vehicle docking system includes a base platform including a modular station body receptacle disposed on a top surface of the base platform and a modular station body including a vehicle retention system configured to secure a micro-mobility fleet vehicle to the modular station body. The modular station body includes a base platform interface disposed at a bottom surface of the modular station body that is configured to be physically secured to the base platform by the modular station body receptacle. The modular station body receptacle includes a station locking interface configured to releasably secure the modular station body to the base platform and/or an electrical interface configured to provide power to the modular station body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Merric-Andrew Jaranowski French, Rochus Emanuel Jacob, Oliver Maximilian Mueller
  • Patent number: 10800475
    Abstract: A cockpit assembly for a micro-mobility fleet vehicle may include at least two visible and at least partially opposed faces linked by a fold aligned along an axis of a handlebar assembly, such as a first face, a second face, and an intermediate portion connecting the first face to the second face. The first face may include a headlight assembly. The second face may include a display of a user interface that is arranged to face a rider of the fleet vehicle. The display may be disposed adjacent to and/or beneath a mobile device holder. The first face, the second face, and the intermediate portion may wrap at least partially around the handlebar assembly to position the first face towards a front of the fleet vehicle and the second face towards a rear, a rider, and/or a seat of the fleet vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Rex Luedtke, Kelly Erin Johnson, Alejandro Salvador Garcia, Sanket Parshuram Phalgaonkar, Oliver Maximilian Mueller, Jeffrey Allen Boyd
  • Publication number: 20200161717
    Abstract: A safety apparatus (20) for a battery (80) has a base (22) for a vehicle (10), sensors (31, 32, 33, 34) and an evaluation apparatus (40). Each sensor (31, 32, 33, 34) is designed to generate a sensor signal (35) on a basis of a deformation of the base (22) and to supply the sensor signal to the evaluation apparatus (40). The evaluation apparatus (40) ascertains from the sensor signals (35) both first information about the location of the deformation of the base (22) and second information about the level of the deformation, and uses the first information and the second information as a basis for determining whether a first state (Z1) is present, in which a driving mode can be maintained, or whether a second state (Z2) is present, in which a driving mode can no longer be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Fritz, Armin Steck, Marcus Zacher, Dominik Lembke, Ralf Keller, Maximilian Mueller, Marc Patt, Markus Graef, Philipp Straub
  • Publication number: 20200124683
    Abstract: An electric power distribution system is used with an electric power source. The electric power distribution system includes a first device exchanging first electric power with the electric power source. The first device exchanges the first electric power with a plurality of second devices and meters first electric energy corresponding to the first electric power. The second devices exchange the first electric power with the first device. Each of the second devices exchanges second electric power as at least part of the first electric power with a number of corresponding electric loads and meter second electric energy corresponding to the second electric power. A processor includes a routine that compares the metered first electric energy from the first device with a sum of the metered second electric energy from each of the second devices, and responsively determines proper or improper operation of the electric power distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: DAVID AUSTIN ELDRIDGE, RONALD L. THOMPSON, BRANDON J. ROGERS, MAXIMILIAN A. MUELLER
  • Patent number: 10545194
    Abstract: An electric power distribution system is used with an electric power source. The electric power distribution system includes a first device exchanging first electric power with the electric power source. The first device exchanges the first electric power with a plurality of second devices and meters first electric energy corresponding to the first electric power. The second devices exchange the first electric power with the first device. Each of the second devices exchanges second electric power as at least part of the first electric power with a number of corresponding electric loads and meter second electric energy corresponding to the second electric power. A processor includes a routine that compares the metered first electric energy from the first device with a sum of the metered second electric energy from each of the second devices, and responsively determines proper or improper operation of the electric power distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: David Austin Eldridge, Ronald L. Thompson, Brandon J. Rogers, Maximilian A. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10279711
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a locking system for a seat arrangement of a motor vehicle, which seat arrangement has an adjustment component which is adjustable manually into at least one locking position, wherein the locking system has a locking mechanism, and wherein the adjustment component is lockable and releasable in the locking position by means of the locking mechanism, wherein the locking mechanism has an actuation drive by means of which the locking mechanism is releasable in a motorized manner, wherein the locking system has a proximity sensor which is triggerable by a predefined operator control event and wherein, by means of the triggering of the proximity sensor, the adjustment component is releasable in a motorized manner via the actuation drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Bamberg
    Inventors: Maximilian Mueller, Juergen Schukalski, Gregor Kroener
  • Publication number: 20180372808
    Abstract: An electric power distribution system is used with an electric power source. The electric power distribution system includes a first device exchanging first electric power with the electric power source. The first device exchanges the first electric power with a plurality of second devices and meters first electric energy corresponding to the first electric power. The second devices exchange the first electric power with the first device. Each of the second devices exchanges second electric power as at least part of the first electric power with a number of corresponding electric loads and meter second electric energy corresponding to the second electric power. A processor includes a routine that compares the metered first electric energy from the first device with a sum of the metered second electric energy from each of the second devices, and responsively determines proper or improper operation of the electric power distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: DAVID AUSTIN ELDRIDGE, RONALD L. THOMPSON, BRANDON J. ROGERS, MAXIMILIAN A. MUELLER
  • Patent number: 10067199
    Abstract: An electric power distribution system is used with an electric power source. The electric power distribution system includes a first device exchanging first electric power with the electric power source. The first device exchanges the first electric power with a plurality of second devices and meters first electric energy corresponding to the first electric power. The second devices exchange the first electric power with the first device. Each of the second devices exchanges second electric power as at least part of the first electric power with a number of corresponding electric loads and meter second electric energy corresponding to the second electric power. A processor includes a routine that compares the metered first electric energy from the first device with a sum of the metered second electric energy from each of the second devices, and responsively determines proper or improper operation of the electric power distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: David Austin Eldridge, Ronald L. Thompson, Brandon J. Rogers, Maximilian A. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20170066346
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a locking system for a seat arrangement of a motor vehicle, which seat arrangement has an adjustment component which is adjustable manually into at least one locking position, wherein the locking system has a locking mechanism, and wherein the adjustment component is lockable and releasable in the locking position by means of the locking mechanism, wherein the locking mechanism has an actuation drive by means of which the locking mechanism is releasable in a motorized manner, wherein the locking system has a proximity sensor which is triggerable by a predefined operator control event and wherein, by means of the triggering of the proximity sensor, the adjustment component is releasable in a motorized manner via the actuation drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Maximilian Mueller, Juergen Schukalski, Gregor Kroener
  • Publication number: 20140214218
    Abstract: An electric power distribution system is used with an electric power source. The electric power distribution system includes a first device exchanging first electric power with the electric power source. The first device exchanges the first electric power with a plurality of second devices and meters first electric energy corresponding to the first electric power. The second devices exchange the first electric power with the first device. Each of the second devices exchanges second electric power as at least part of the first electric power with a number of corresponding electric loads and meter second electric energy corresponding to the second electric power. A processor includes a routine that compares the metered first electric energy from the first device with a sum of the metered second electric energy from each of the second devices, and responsively determines proper or improper operation of the electric power distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAVID AUSTIN ELDRIDGE, RONALD L. THOMPSON, BRANDON J. ROGERS, MAXIMILIAN A. MUELLER