Patents by Inventor Michael Nau

Michael Nau 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: 20200298701
    Abstract: In a method for operating a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine, pre-heating measures (7) for reaching operating temperatures for components of the exhaust-gas post-treatment system and/or for a lambda probe of the motor vehicle are provided prior to the departure (10) of the motor vehicle. The activation of a transducer (1) by a driver of the motor vehicle for explicitly announcing an impending departure of the motor vehicle is provided as the trigger for the pre-heating measures (7), in particular for avoiding an unnecessary initiation of pre-heating measures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Frank Brenner, Michael Nau
  • Patent number: 10781744
    Abstract: A device and method for regulating a compressor for an internal combustion engine. At least one actual variable is detected that characterizes a property of an air column, which is situated at an outlet of the compressor in an induction tract of an internal combustion engine, the actual variable being compared in a comparison with a comparison value, the comparison value characterizing a limit for the property of the air column, a setpoint variable being determined as a function of the result of the comparison in order to shift the actual variable in the direction or opposite direction of the comparison value, and an actuator for influencing the actual variable being operated as a function of the setpoint variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Nau, Michael Baeuerle
  • Publication number: 20200248704
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric media gap machine (10) for a compressor (2) and/or a turbine (3), in particular for a turbocharger (1) of an internal combustion engine, comprising a shaft (5) which is rotatably mounted in a housing (6) and to which a rotor (11) is rotationally fixed, a stator (12) which is fixed to the housing and which has at least one multiphase drive coil (16) for generating a drive magnetic field and multiple stator teeth (15) which protrude inwards radially. The drive coil (16) is designed as at least one flat conductor coil (17) which is wound about the stator teeth (15) and which has coil heads (18, 19) projecting axially on both sides on the stator (12). The drive coil (16) has an end-face depression (21) on at least one of the coil heads (18, 19) for receiving a section of the housing (6) in at least some regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Bäuerle, Thomas Frühschütz, Hartmut Weiss, Holger Rapp, Michael Nau, Peter Altermann, Ingo Immendoerfer
  • Publication number: 20200248616
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric media gap machine (10) for a compressor (2) and/or a turbine (3), in particular for a turbocharger (1) of an internal combustion engine, comprising a shaft (5) which is rotatably mounted in a housing (6) and to which a rotor (11) is rotationally fixed, a stator (12) which is fixed to the housing and which has at least one multiphase drive winding (16) for generating a drive magnetic field and multiple stator teeth (15) which protrude inwards radially. Each stator tooth (15) has a tooth base (29) paired with a stator yoke (12) and a free end (28) facing the rotor (11). The end (28) of at least multiple stator teeth (15), in particular of all of the stator teeth (15), is axially offset to the tooth base (29) of the same stator tooth (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Holger Rapp, Michael Nau, Thomas Frühschütz, Ingo Immendoerfer, Michael Bäuerle, Martin Kropp, Hartmut Weiss
  • Patent number: 10711661
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive apparatus, having a reciprocating-piston engine and an exhaust-gas-driven turbocharger, of a motor vehicle, the reciprocating-piston engine being operated in a four-stroke mode during on-load operation; and the exhaust-gas-driven turbocharger having an electrical machine, in particular a media gap machine, that is operated in generator mode during overrun operation of the reciprocating-piston engine. During overrun operation, the reciprocating-piston engine is operated in a two-stroke mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosh GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Nau, Michael Bauerle
  • Patent number: 10704457
    Abstract: A supercharger for an internal combustion engine includes a supercharger chamber, a diaphragm, an inlet valve, an outlet valve, an exhaust gas line, and an actuator. The diaphragm is positioned in the supercharger chamber and divides the supercharger chamber into an intake chamber and an exhaust gas chamber. The inlet valve and outlet valve are positioned on the intake chamber. The exhaust gas chamber is connected to the exhaust gas line, and to the actuator. The actuator is electrically actuatable, is connected to the diaphragm, and is configured to change a resonance frequency of the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Baeuerle, Michael Nau
  • Patent number: 10450948
    Abstract: An exhaust gas turbocharger for a drive device, having a compressor that is capable of being electrically supported or driven by a media gap motor, the media gap motor having a rotor that is operatively connected to a bearing shaft of a compressor impeller of the compressor, and having a stator that surrounds the rotor at least in some regions in the circumferential direction relative to an axis of rotation of the bearing shaft. A power electronics for controlling at least one electrical winding of the stator surrounds the axis of rotation at least in some regions in the circumferential direction, a cooling jacket that stands in touch contact with the stator and/or with the power electronics being provided for cooling the stator and/or the power electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Baeuerle, Michael Nau
  • Publication number: 20190234295
    Abstract: A device and method for regulating a compressor for an internal combustion engine. At least one actual variable is detected that characterizes a property of an air column, which is situated at an outlet of the compressor in an induction tract of an internal combustion engine, the actual variable being compared in a comparison with a comparison value, the comparison value characterizing a limit for the property of the air column, a setpoint variable being determined as a function of the result of the comparison in order to shift the actual variable in the direction or opposite direction of the comparison value, and an actuator for influencing the actual variable being operated as a function of the setpoint variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Nau, Michael Baeuerle
  • Patent number: 10360614
    Abstract: Technology is described for providing assessments of resource deployments in a computing service environment. A group of related resources may be identified in a computing service environment. The group of related resources may be associated with a single customer. A rating for the group of related resources may be determined based in part on design characteristics of the group of related resources and runtime behavior of the group of related resources. A resource configuration recommendation may be provided based on the rating. The resource configuration recommendation may include alternative resource configurations to improve the rating for the group of related resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Nicole Rifkin, Philip Fitzsimons, Michael Lee Garza, Paul Horvath, Thomas Boyd Johnston, Johnathon Paul Anthony Meichtry, Attila Narin, Paul Nau, Lawrence Mark Pizette, Max Moon Ramsay, David Arthur Stanford, Jr., Saurabh Dwivedi
  • Patent number: 10288015
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking a functionality of a differential pressure measuring unit (31) in an exhaust gas recirculation system (1) of a motor vehicle, and a corresponding exhaust gas recirculation system (1). In an air intake duct (5), a sensor flap (11) is provided downstream of an air filter (9) and upstream of an opening (37) of an exhaust gas recirculation duct (25). This sensor flap (11) is set in two different positions and a value of a pressure drop in the exhaust gas stream is measured for each position as said gas stream flows through an exhaust gas recirculation stream valve (29) provided in the exhaust gas recirculation duct (25). If the measured pressure drop does not significantly change despite the movement of the sensor flap (11), it can be assumed that there is a fault in the differential pressure measuring unit (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Baeuerle, Daniel Haege, Andreas Roth, Michael Nau
  • Publication number: 20190048787
    Abstract: A supercharger for an internal combustion engine includes a supercharger chamber, a diaphragm, an inlet valve, an outlet valve, an exhaust gas line, and an actuator. The diaphragm is positioned in the supercharger chamber and divides the supercharger chamber into an intake chamber and an exhaust gas chamber. The inlet valve and outlet valve are positioned on the intake chamber. The exhaust gas chamber is connected to the exhaust gas line, and to the actuator. The actuator is electrically actuatable, is connected to the diaphragm, and is configured to change a resonance frequency of the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Baeuerle, Michael Nau
  • Patent number: 10174669
    Abstract: A turbocharger for a motor vehicle, including a compressor, which has a compressor wheel situated on a rotatably supported shaft, an electric machine being situated in a pipe section of an axial compressor inlet, the electric machine including a rotor situated on the shaft and a stator situated on the pipe section. The stator has multiple webs projecting inward which are distributed over the circumference and extend at least essentially in an axial direction, the webs being used for forming flow channels which extend in an axial direction and are situated at a distance from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Immendoerfer, Michael Baeuerle, Michael Nau
  • Publication number: 20180149047
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive apparatus, having a reciprocating-piston engine and an exhaust-gas-driven turbocharger, of a motor vehicle, the reciprocating-piston engine being operated in a four-stroke mode during on-load operation; and the exhaust-gas-driven turbocharger having an electrical machine, in particular a media gap machine, that is operated in generator mode during overrun operation of the reciprocating-piston engine. During overrun operation, the reciprocating-piston engine is operated in a two-stroke mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Robert Bosh GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Nau, Michael Baeuerle
  • Publication number: 20180142612
    Abstract: A turbocharger for a motor vehicle, including a compressor, which has a compressor wheel situated on a rotatably supported shaft, an electric machine being situated in a pipe section of an axial compressor inlet, the electric machine including a rotor situated on the shaft and a stator situated on the pipe section. The stator has multiple webs projecting inward which are distributed over the circumference and extend at least essentially in an axial direction, the webs being used for forming flow channels which extend in an axial direction and are situated at a distance from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Immendoerfer, Michael Baeuerle, Michael Nau
  • Publication number: 20180045108
    Abstract: An exhaust gas turbocharger for a drive device, having a compressor that is capable of being electrically supported or driven by a media gap motor, the media gap motor having a rotor that is operatively connected to a bearing shaft of a compressor impeller of the compressor, and having a stator that surrounds the rotor at least in some regions in the circumferential direction relative to an axis of rotation of the bearing shaft. A power electronics for controlling at least one electrical winding of the stator surrounds the axis of rotation at least in some regions in the circumferential direction, a cooling jacket that stands in touch contact with the stator and/or with the power electronics being provided for cooling the stator and/or the power electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Baeuerle, Michael Nau
  • Publication number: 20170135423
    Abstract: A pair of diaper cover leggings with high volume wet zone protection includes a waistband, a bifurcated legged outer layer, and an inner layer. The bifurcated legged outer layer and the wet-zone inner layer are connected to the waistband and downwardly extend from the waistband. The bifurcated legged outer layer extends up to a lower left-leg hem and a lower right-leg hem in order to complete the external layer of the diaper cover leggings. The inner layer extends up to an outer crotch section of the bifurcated legged outer layer and connected to the outer crotch section. As a result, the bifurcated legged outer layer and the inner layer are able to form the high volume wet zone to improve the absorbency. Additionally, the bifurcated legged outer layer transitions into a single layered comfort zone beyond the high volume wet zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Nau
  • Patent number: 9587555
    Abstract: A transmission system for an adjusting device, of a waste gate of an exhaust gas turbocharger, including a four bar coupling mechanism, a driver arm operatively connected to a drive via a transmission, an output arm and a coupler, operatively connecting the driver and output arms, the transmission having a driving gear, assigned to the drive, and a driven gear, assigned to the driver arm and interacting with the driving gear having a rolling curve radius, which changes over the circumference, the driven gear having a rolling curve radius running complementary to the former. The rolling curve radii is selected in an angle of rotation range about the extended position of the coupling to form at least in regions a first transmission ratio and outside the angle of rotation range to form at least a second transmission ratio larger than the first ratio. Also described is an exhaust gas turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Baeuerle, Michael Nau
  • Publication number: 20160222925
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking a functionality of a differential pressure measuring unit (31) in an exhaust gas recirculation system (1) of a motor vehicle, and a corresponding exhaust gas recirculation system (1). In an air intake duct (5), a sensor flap (11) is provided downstream of an air filter (9) and upstream of an opening (37) of an exhaust gas recirculation duct (25). This sensor flap (11) is set in two different positions and a value of a pressure drop in the exhaust gas stream is measured for each position as said gas stream flows through an exhaust gas recirculation stream valve (29) provided in the exhaust gas recirculation duct (25). If the measured pressure drop does not significantly change despite the movement of the sensor flap (11), it can be assumed that there is a fault in the differential pressure measuring unit (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Baeuerle, Daniel Haege, Andreas Roth, Michael Nau
  • Patent number: 9309813
    Abstract: The invention relates to a regulating device for an actuator arranged in a gas passageway of an internal combustion engine, in particular for a bypass flap arranged in an exhaust turbocharger, having an electrical servomotor, a regulating member coupled to the actuator and a multi-gear transmission arranged between the servomotor and regulating member. According to the invention, to achieve a large transmission ratio range with a small number of transmission gears, two transmission wheels interact in at least one of the transmission gears via an evoloid toothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Nau
  • Publication number: 20150276785
    Abstract: A method for determining a speed of a turbocharger of an internal combustion engine includes: recording, upstream of the compressor, a flow and/or a pressure of air supplied to the internal combustion engine and generating an associated flow signal and/or pressure signal; and ascertaining a rotational speed of the turbocharger from a periodic fluctuation of at least one portion of the flow signal and/or the pressure signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Nau, Michael Baeuerle