Patents by Inventor Michael Dressler

Michael Dressler 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: 20210162804
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel includes a wheel disk, a wheel rim, and at least one connection element that connects the wheel disk to the wheel rim. The connection element is guided through a passage in the wheel rim and is joined in the wheel disk. A seal is provided to hermetically seal the passage of the wheel rim. One or more such seal is arranged between a connection region of the wheel disk and a connection region of the wheel rim, wherein the seal surrounds the connection element in a contact-free manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Florian FRANKE, Christian KÖHLER, Sandro MÄKE, Michael DRESSLER, Michael FRANKE
  • Patent number: 11021489
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polycyclic aromatic compound embodiments and methods of making and using such compounds. In some embodiments, the polycyclic aromatic compounds comprise an indenoindenodi(benzothiophene) skeleton. The polycyclic aromatic compound embodiments can be used in a variety of devices, such as electronic and/or electrooptical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: University of Oregon
    Inventors: Michael Haley, Justin Dressler, Joshua Barker
  • Publication number: 20200353775
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel arrangement may have a wheel with a wheel hub and a carrier element for mounting the wheel on a vehicle part and/or for the arrangement of a power-transmitting unit. The wheel hub may have a joining portion, which in a joined state of the vehicle wheel arrangement corresponds with a joining portion of the carrier element. Surface profiles of the joining portions are configured such that, in the joined state of the vehicle wheel arrangement, the wheel hub and the carrier element are connected to one another in form-fitting fashion at least in a circumferential direction of the wheel hub axis. Furthermore, a method can be used to produce a vehicle wheel arrangement having a wheel hub comprised of fiber-reinforced composite and a carrier element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Michael DRESSLER, Florian FRANKE, Christian KÖHLER, Michael FRANKE, Sandro MÄKE, André BARTSCH
  • Patent number: 10773545
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim with a rim base made from fiber composite material and a wheel disc. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a passage of the rim base and is received in the wheel disc. The wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with at least one connecting element and a seal element which covers in a complete and hollow manner a part of one or more adjacent connecting arrangements that extends across the rim outer side of the rim base. A circumferential edge of the seal element is glued in air-tight manner to the rim well. Alternatively, the wheel rim comprises a connecting arrangement with a connecting element and a flexible sealing layer made from plastic and completely covers, by coating, a part of the connecting arrangement which extends over the rim outer side of the rim base. An edge region of the flexible seal layer is connected in an air-tight manner to the rim base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, André Bartsch, Michael Dressler, Sandro Maeke, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Publication number: 20200282766
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel may include a wheel rim and a wheel disc connected to an inner side of the wheel rim. The wheel disc may be connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element that is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and inserted in the wheel disc. The through-hole is arranged in the tire seat of the rim base and the connecting element is joined substantially in the direction of the radial extension of the wheel disc which is associated to the tire seat on the inner side of the rim. In the method for producing the wheel the connection between wheel rim and wheel disc is produced in the region of the tire seat of the rim base, and, after the insertion of the connecting element into the wheel disc, a portion of the connecting element protruding the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat is shaped so that the connecting element conforms to the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20200247177
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel that is connectable to a brake system may include a wheel rim and a wheel disk. The wheel rim and/or the wheel disk may include a support structure comprised of fiber-reinforced plastic. The wheel rim and/or the wheel disk, at least on a side of the support structure that faces the brake system, may have a thermo-function structure that in thermal terms is configured so as to be more conductive than the support structure and is disposed so as to extend in such a manner that thermal energy generated by the brake system is discharged from a first region of the wheel rim and/or of the wheel disk that on account of said thermal energy is highly stressed in thermal terms into a second region of the wheel rim and/or of the wheel disk (3) that is less stressed in thermal terms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER, Michael FRANKE, Florian FRANKE, Michael DRESSLER, Sandro MÄKE, André BARTSCH
  • Patent number: 10710399
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle wheel having a wheel rim and a wheel disc connected to an inner side of the wheel rim. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and inserted in the wheel disc. The through-hole is arranged in the tire seat of the rim base and the connecting element is joined substantially in the direction of the radial extension of the wheel disc which is associated to the tire seat on the inner side of the rim. In the method for producing the wheel the connection between wheel rim and wheel disc is produced in the region of the tire seat of the rim base, and, after the insertion of the connecting element into the wheel disc, a portion of the connecting element protruding the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat is shaped so that the connecting element conforms to the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Publication number: 20200164680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel, especially for motor vehicles, comprising a wheel rim and a wheel disc, the wheel rim having a rim base made of fiber composite material. The invention is characterized in that the wheel disc (3, 11, 20, 29, 40) can be indirectly connected to the wheel rim (1), in particular the rim base (2), by means of a connecting element (5, 14, 22, 31, 35, 42) which is designed and associated with the rim base (2) in such a way that the connected wheel disc (3, 11, 20, 29, 40) is not in contact with the rim base (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Andre BARTSCH
  • Patent number: 10647067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a component made from a fiber composite material from a semi-finished fibrous product by means of a multi-part molding and infiltration tool with tool parts, the molding functional surfaces thereof forming, when the tool is closed, a cavity that defines the component. The device is characterized in that the tool (1) has a sealing frame (2, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22) which is designed as a hollow body and in which the semi-finished fibrous product (3) can be arranged, and the tool parts (4) are configured and can be associated with the sealing frame (2, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22) such that, when the tool (1) is closed, the tool parts (4) are connected tightly to the sealing frame (2, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Andre Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10583689
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim having a rim well and rim flanges, a hub, and at least three spoke elements. Each spoke element forms at least one spoke between the hub and the rim. The spoke elements are fastened to an inside of the rim in a form-closed manner or a form-closed and bonded manner. In the hub region, the spoke elements are supported on each other in a circumferential direction at abutting surfaces designed therefor. A method for producing the wheel is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Michael Dreßler, Sandro Mäke
  • Patent number: 10583688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel, especially for motor vehicles, comprising a wheel rim and a wheel disc, the wheel rim having a rim base made of fiber composite material. The invention is characterized in that the wheel disc (3, 11, 20, 29, 40) can be indirectly connected to the wheel rim (1), in particular the rim base (2), by means of a connecting element (5, 14, 22, 31, 35, 42) which is designed and associated with the rim base (2) in such a way that the connected wheel disc (3, 11, 20, 29, 40) is not in contact with the rim base (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Andrew Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10569599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle wheel comprising a wheel rim, a wheel disc and at least one connecting element that connects the wheel disc and the wheel rim, wherein the connecting element is guided through a through-hole of the wheel rim and is joined in a joining channel of the wheel disc. According to the invention, an elongated sleeve (4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3) is provided that surrounds the connecting element (3, 3.1, 3.2) coaxially, which sleeve is designed and arranged in such a way that at least part of said sleeve interlockingly extends into a corresponding recess (7) of the wheel rim (1.1, 1.2) and into a corresponding recess (8) of the wheel disc (2.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Patent number: 10442243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a wheel rim having a rim base of a fiber composite material. The problem to be solved by the invention is that of improving the production of the wheel rim, and especially to ensure a reliably functioning wheel structure which can be achieved with little financial and technical outlay. The problem is solved in that during the production of the rim base (2) a connection element (3, 13, 21, 31, 42, 51) is joined to the rim base (2), said connection element (3, 13, 21, 31, 42, 51) being designed and arranged in such a way that a wheel disc (4, 14, 22, 36, 45) can be connected to said connection element (3, 13, 21, 31, 42, 51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Andre Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10377172
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a vehicle wheel with a connection between a wheel rim and a wheel disc in which the wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by means of at least one connecting element that is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and is joined in the wheel disc. After the joining of the connecting element in the wheel disc a portion of the head of the connecting element projects beyond the rim base on the outer side of the rim. Subsequently the head of the connecting element is at least partially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Koehler, Sandro Maeke, Michael Dressler, Christian Heilmann, Florian Franke
  • Patent number: 10265892
    Abstract: A mold system for a resin transfer molding process is presented, in which a cavity of a workpiece (1) to be produced is fully enclosed circumferentially by a multi-part shaping mold (2). The shaping mold (2) is enclosed in a sealed manner by an outer, two or more part enveloping mold (7, 8). A method for consolidating a fiber composite component with this mold system and a method for producing a fiber composite component on the basis of the RTM process is provided, in which the intermediate space between a shaping mold (2) and a surrounding enveloping mold (7, 8) is filled with resin during the resin injection. After curing the resin initially remains on the shaping mold (2) as a resin body but is destroyed during the demolding of the workpiece (1), at predetermined breaking points. The demolding of the workpiece (1) from the shaping mold (2) is assisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Sandro Mäke, Jens Werner, André Bartsch, Michael Dressler, Christian Köhler
  • Patent number: 10189301
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim having a rim well and rim flanges, a hub, and at least three spoke elements. Each spoke element forms at least one spoke between the hub and the rim. The spoke elements are fastened to an inside of the rim in a form-closed manner or a form-closed and bonded manner. In the hub region, the spoke elements are supported on each other in a circumferential direction at abutting surfaces designed therefor. A method for producing the wheel is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Michael Dreßler, Sandro Mäke
  • Patent number: 10173461
    Abstract: A wheel with a rim as well as a wheel spider, where the wheel spider has a hub and spokes. The wheel includes spokes including one or more linearly stretched textile strands as reinforcement material of a fiber composite and each linearly stretched textile strand runs at least once from the rim to the hub and back without interruption and thus forms at least one spoke. The textile strands are connected in a positive-locking manner and/or in substance with the hub and the rim. A process is provided for the manufacture of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke, Michael Dreßler, Martin Lepper, Werner Hufenbach
  • Patent number: 9975374
    Abstract: A wheel includes a rim having a rim base and a two-part wheel spider. The wheel spider includes two molded parts. The first molded part forms the spokes having an open cross-section and is joined to the second molded part. The spokes of the first molded part are completely or partially closed along the profile length by the second molded part. The wheel spider is preferably integrated in the rim in an interlocking manner. The rim and the two-part wheel spider can consist of metal, but in particular preferably of composite fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Dressler, Jens Werner, Christian Köhler, André Bartsch, Sandro Mäke
  • Publication number: 20170314604
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a vehicle wheel with a connection between a wheel rim and a wheel disc in which the wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by means of at least one connecting element that is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and is joined in the wheel disc. After the joining of the connecting element in the wheel disc a portion of the head of the connecting element projects beyond the rim base on the outer side of the rim. Subsequently the head of the connecting element is at least partially removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20170313126
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle wheel having a wheel rim and a wheel disc connected to an inner side of the wheel rim. The wheel disc is connected to the wheel rim by a connecting element which is guided through a through-hole of the rim base and inserted in the wheel disc. The through-hole is arranged in the tire seat of the rim base and the connecting element is joined substantially in the direction of the radial extension of the wheel disc which is associated to the tire seat on the inner side of the rim. In the method for producing the wheel the connection between wheel rim and wheel disc is produced in the region of the tire seat of the rim base, and, after the insertion of the connecting element into the wheel disc, a portion of the connecting element protruding the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat is shaped so that the connecting element conforms to the contour of the outer side of the rim of the tire seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jens WERNER, Christian KOEHLER, Sandro MAEKE, Michael DRESSLER, Christian HEILMANN, Florian FRANKE