Patents by Inventor Michael Wein

Michael Wein 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: 20200108723
    Abstract: A brake system is described for an at least partly electrically powered vehicle having an electric motor operable as a generator; a friction brake device; a brake control device, which is designed to regulate a generator torque (M_GE) of the generator and a friction braking torque (M_RB) of the friction brake device; an operating element, especially a brake pedal or brake lever or accelerator pedal, which is designed to provide a desired deceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael WEIN, Matthias GEUß
  • Publication number: 20200055408
    Abstract: An all-wheel system for a motor vehicle, with a first electric machine for driving a first drive axle of the motor vehicle; a first electronic power unit for controlling a rotational speed of the first electric machine; a second electric machine for driving a second drive axle of the motor vehicle; a second electronic power unit for controlling the rotational speed of the second electric machine on the basis of the rotational speed of the first electric machine and a specified differential rotational speed between the first electric machine and the second electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael WEIN, Michael BÄR, Christian GRAF, Karl-Heinz MEITINGER
  • Patent number: 10464416
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive train for a motor vehicle, with at least one primary drive axle and at least one secondary drive axle, which are operatively connected to each other via a clutch to an adjustable transmission torque. At the same time it is provided that a vibration amplitude of a vibration of the drive train is determined and in a damping operation type of the drive train, the transmission torque is determined from the vibration amplitude and adjusted on the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christian Graf, Michael Bär, Michael Wein, Martin Arndt, Stefan Lehner, Marc Baur
  • Publication number: 20190299954
    Abstract: A system and a method for estimating the coefficient of friction of a hydraulic brake system in a motor vehicle. A system and a method for adjusting the braking torque of a hydraulic brake system in a motor vehicle in order to obtain a desired actual braking torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael WEIN, Matthias GEUß
  • Publication number: 20190250017
    Abstract: A sensor system for attaching a sensor set-up to a vehicle, including the sensor set-up having a housing and a sensor; a connecting assembly mountable to the vehicle, the sensor set-up being fastened to the connecting assembly, the sensor set-up being adjustable by at least one degree of freedom with respect to the connecting assembly; and at least one heat pipe, which connects the sensor set-up and the connecting assembly in a thermally conductive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Greiner, Michael Zoeller, Mirko Hattass, Romy Wein
  • Patent number: 10366087
    Abstract: Telecommunications enclosures are described in this document. In one aspect, a telecommunications enclosure includes side panels having seals and an enclosure top connected, independent of a frame, to top ends of the side panels. The enclosure top has an enclosure top outer end that extends between the side panels and includes a seal. An interior panel is connected, independent of a frame, to side panels and has an interior panel outer end that extends between the side panels. The interior panel is separated from the enclosure top by a first distance and separated by a second distance from bottom ends of the side panels. A removable door is formed to engage the seals when the removable door is secured to the frameless telecommunications enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ADTRAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Lee Harris, Paul S. Wein, Jr., Jon Michael Chalmers
  • Patent number: 10342075
    Abstract: An induction heating device including two induction heating coils and a plug-type contact device has a flat coil carrier for the induction heating coils, the plug-type contact device being arranged on the bottom face of the coil carrier with an insertion direction perpendicular to the surface of the coil carrier. The plug-type contact device has, on the bottom face of the coil carrier, a plug housing being movable with a defined movement travel in a plane parallel to the surface of the coil carrier. The plug housing has four receiving chambers being open at the bottom and having a direction of extent parallel to the insertion direction, in each of which a plug-type contact is arranged. A contact-making line runs from the plug-type contact to the induction heating coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Stephane Lomp, Michael Rupp, Siegbert Wein, Michael Gaertner, Konstantin Freis
  • Publication number: 20190193571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a braking system for setting a total braking torque distribution between a first and a second axle of a motor vehicle. The braking system includes a friction braking device and a recuperative braking device. The braking system has a total braking torque composed of a friction braking torque portion and a recuperative braking torque portion. The method include determining, for one axle, a minimal recuperation torque, which is set on that axle, and remains set on that axle for all driving situations as a recuperative braking torque portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael WEIN, Matthias GEUß
  • Publication number: 20190182976
    Abstract: Telecommunications enclosures are described in this document. In one aspect, a telecommunications enclosure includes side panels having seals and an enclosure top connected, independent of a frame, to top ends of the side panels. The enclosure top has an enclosure top outer end that extends between the side panels and includes a seal. An interior panel is connected, independent of a frame, to side panels and has an interior panel outer end that extends between the side panels. The interior panel is separated from the enclosure top by a first distance and separated by a second distance from bottom ends of the side panels. A removable door is formed to engage the seals when the removable door is secured to the frameless telecommunications enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy Lee Harris, Paul S. Wein, JR., Jon Michael Chalmers
  • Patent number: 10257916
    Abstract: A plurality of wearable accessories for creating a synchronously presented lighting effect from an audience in a controlled access venue. Each accessory has a substrate, a power source, at least one light, a controller, and a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The radio frequency identification tag can store information and communicate with other devices to enable a user to conduct transactions with others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 10124668
    Abstract: A center differential gear assembly for a drive device of a motor vehicle includes a driveshaft, a first driven shaft for a front axle of the motor vehicle, a second driven shaft for a rear axle of the motor vehicle, and a differential gear designed as a planetary gear train. A clutch device operatively connects an electric machine in a first shift position via the differential gear with the second driven shaft and in a second shift position directly with the second driven shaft. A superposition gear includes a first planetary gear train and a second planetary gear, with a ring gear of the first planetary gear train and a ring gear of the second planetary gear train being operatively connected in fixed rotative engagement with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 10104747
    Abstract: A method for creating a desired lighting effect. The desired lighting effect is created by using a plurality of apparatuses at a controlled access venue which are capable of actuating one or more lights. The apparatuses in conjunction can create a desired lighting affect. The desired lighting effect can be customized to alleviate crowds. The desired lighting effect can also help to identify and direct aid to attendees in distress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 9942968
    Abstract: An apparatus having an embedded processor in a substrate for creating a synchronous lighting effect at a controlled access venue and a method for creating a lighting effect at a controlled access venue while controlling access to the venue simultaneously using a apparatus that coordinates with the performance allowing a holder of the apparatus to perform with the performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20180043773
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive train for a motor vehicle, with at least one primary drive axle and at least one secondary drive axle, which are operatively connected to each other via a clutch to an adjustable transmission torque. At the same time it is provided that a vibration amplitude of a vibration of the drive train is determined and in a damping operation type of the drive train, the transmission torque is determined from the vibration amplitude and adjusted on the clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christian GRAF, Michael BÄR, Michael WEIN, Martin ARNDT, Stefan LEHNER, Marc BAUR
  • Patent number: 9888550
    Abstract: A wearable accessory having an embedded processor in a substrate for creating a synchronously presented lighting effect at a controlled access venue and a method for creating a synchronously presented lighting effect at a controlled access venue while controlling access to the venue, simultaneously using a wearable accessory that coordinates with the performance allowing each audience member with a wearable accessory to synchronously perform with the performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 9878638
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive device is disclosed. The drive device has manual transmission has an intermediate shaft operatively connected with an output shaft, and a countershaft. In a first acceleration operating mode of the drive device a first electric motor and a second electric motor of the drive device are operatively connected with the intermediate shaft via the countershaft, and in a second acceleration operating mode the first electric motor is directly connected with the intermediate shaft and the second electric motor is operatively connected with the intermediate shaft via the countershaft. When switching between the first acceleration operating mode and the second acceleration operating mode the operative connection between the first electric motor and the intermediate shaft is interrupted for a defined switching time period. During the switching time period the second electric motor is operated with an overload torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Karl-Heinz Meitinger
  • Publication number: 20180027629
    Abstract: An apparatus having an embedded processor in a substrate for creating a synchronous lighting effect at a controlled access venue and a method for creating a lighting effect at a controlled access venue while controlling access to the venue simultaneously using a apparatus that coordinates with the performance allowing a holder of the apparatus to perform with the performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20180014385
    Abstract: A wearable accessory having an embedded processor in a substrate for creating a synchronously presented lighting effect at a controlled access venue and a method for creating a synchronously presented lighting effect at a controlled access venue while controlling access to the venue, simultaneously using a wearable accessory that coordinates with the performance allowing each audience member with a wearable accessory to synchronously perform with the performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20170305289
    Abstract: A method for operating an energy storage device with at least one first and at least one second energy storage element in a motor vehicle, wherein the first and the second energy storage elements are connected in series to provide a nominal voltage of the energy storage device, wherein when a charging condition indicated for charging an energy storage device by a motor vehicle-independent energy source as fulfilled, the first and the second energy storage elements are connected in parallel to the motor vehicle-independent energy source, wherein a charging voltage is provided by the motor vehicle-independent energy source for charging the energy storage device, which is lower than the nominal voltage of the energy storage device with a connection in series of the first and of the second energy storage element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz MEITINGER, Michael WEIN, Martin SCHÜSSLER, Alois STAUBER, Reinhard HOFMANN
  • Patent number: 9789864
    Abstract: A hybrid manager control unit for a drive train of a vehicle, wherein the hybrid manager control unit has a total target torque dividing device for optimizing an efficiency by dividing a total target torque specification into a first axle torque specification for a first axle of the vehicle and a second axle torque specification for a second axle of the vehicle. The hybrid manager control unit has a redistributing device for producing a first and a second redistributed axle torque specification by partially or completely redistributing the first or the second axle torque specification to the second redistributed axle torque specification or to the first redistributed axle torque specification while taking into account at least one driving dynamics parameter. A vehicle includes a hybrid manager control unit for a drive train of a motor vehicle and a method for distributing a total target torque specification for a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Clemens Burow, Stefan Beyer