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: 20170267228
    Abstract: A method for producing a floorboard having a topside veneer includes forming a multilayer body which includes a starting carrier plate, a plurality of veneers placed on the starting carrier plate so that a gap is formed between neighboring ones of the veneers, a resin layer comprising a resin provided between the starting carrier plate and the veneers, and a balancing layer arranged on a bottom side of the starting carrier plate; joining the starting carrier plate, the resin layer, the veneers and the balancing layer by pressing the multilayer body in a press; separating the multilayer body into individual boards between the neighboring veneers in a region of the gap; profiling the individual boards at side borders of the boards; and providing the individual boards with joining means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: MICHAEL WEIN, Clemens Burow, Stefan Beyer
  • Patent number: 9764178
    Abstract: An electricity generating system using fitness equipment, wherein the fitness equipment can be used to produce electricity with a generator. The electricity produced can be transferred from the generator to a splitter. A controller can be used to receive identifications and decisions on transfer of the produced electricity from a fitness center. The controller can be used to track in real time electricity produced as watts or as amperage associated with a user identification, a fitness class identification, or an administrator identification input less than 10 minutes before the electricity is produced or at a preset time, which can then transfer in real time energy credits equivalent to electricity produced or transfer produced electricity to a destination designed in the a user decision, a fitness class decision, or an administrator decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Phillip Sarofim
  • Publication number: 20170020342
    Abstract: A grater for grinding and cutting plant matter or medicines having a plate with a plurality of first identical shapes and a plurality of second identical shapes. The plurality of first identical shapes can be cut into the plate at a depth from 5 percent to 75 percent of the plate thickness. The plurality of second identical shapes can be positioned adjacent the first plurality of identical shapes forming a textured pattern on the plate. The plurality of second identical shapes can be sized to fit within a first inner diameter and extend through the plate, wherein a first portion of plant matter or medicine is broken down through grinding with the plurality of first identical shapes while a second portion of plant matter or medicine is cut using the plurality of second identical shapes before passing through the plurality of second identical shapes forming a ground and cut material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Publication number: 20160376084
    Abstract: A full size non-woven container for carrying prepared food. The container has a front side, a back side, and a bottom integrally connected to and between the front side and the back side and a plurality of tear away perforations, wherein a first group of perforations are configured to separate a portion of the full size non-woven container forming a reduced size container while simultaneously forming at least one napkin, a third group of perforations of the tear away portions form a bib and a second group of perforations of tear away portions form a tray. The reduced size container also configured to continue to carry prepared food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Phillip Sarofim
  • Patent number: 9505009
    Abstract: A storage, grinder and dosage dispensing device having a top cap body, a middle section body and a bottom cup. The middle section body rotatably engages the top cap body beneath the plurality of downwardly protruding top grinding knives. The bottom cup removably attaches to the top cap body or the middle section body forming an airtight storage chamber. The storage, grinder and dosage dispensing device is configured to simultaneously grind and tear material inserted into the top cap body by the plurality of downwardly protruding top grinding knives and a plurality of grinding teeth in an upper section of the middle section body as the top cap body is rotated on the middle section body creating ground material, which is then passed through a plurality of holes to a middle section chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Munear Ashton Kouzbari, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Patent number: 9485841
    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 an apparatus that coordinates with the performance allowing a holder of the apparatus to perform with the performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20160316542
    Abstract: A networked collaborative lighting effect system for an event at a venue, having a plurality of portable collaborative lighting devices in communication with the network. Each portable collaborative lighting device can be configured to be attached to at least one of: a member of the audience an object, a fixture or combinations thereof. Each portable collaborative lighting devices comprising an active or passive RFID chip for encoding wearer information including financial information. Each collaborative lighting effect system having a plurality of lights connected to a power supply and the collaborative lighting effect system further having a processor connected to the network to receive commands from the network, which can include commands from a DJ connected to the network at the venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 9474137
    Abstract: A networked collaborative lighting effect system for an event at a venue, having a plurality of portable collaborative lighting devices in communication with the network. Each portable collaborative lighting device can be configured to be attached to at least one of: a member of the audience an object, a fixture or combinations thereof. Each portable collaborative lighting devices comprising an active or passive RFID chip for encoding wearer information including financial information. Each collaborative lighting effect system having a plurality of lights connected to a power supply and the collaborative lighting effect system further having a processor connected to the network to receive commands from the network, which can include commands from a DJ connected to the network at the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20160129784
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: MICHAEL WEIN
  • Publication number: 20160075257
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: MICHAEL WEIN, KARL-HEINZ MEITINGER
  • Patent number: 9109763
    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 the apparatus that coordinates with the performance allowing a holder of the apparatus to perform with the performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 9111184
    Abstract: A 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: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 8776327
    Abstract: Kits enabling one or more items to be attached or detached using an assembly with a magnet for providing a magnetic attraction strong enough to movably hold the magnet adjacent a first outer plate for a quick connecting and disconnecting of an item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Dual Magnetic Interlocking Pin System, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Patent number: 8739386
    Abstract: A method for removably attaching portable items which are usable with each other. The method comprises the steps of removably inserting a first magnetically attractable component into a first portable item, thereby forming a first magnetically attractable item; removably inserting a second magnetically attractable component into a second portable item, thereby forming a second magnetically attractable item; allowing the first magnetically attractable item to magnetically engage the second magnetically attractable item, thereby forming a detachable magnetic assembly, wherein the detachable magnetic assembly can magnetically engage a magnetic surface, enabling the detachable magnetic assembly to be removably secured to the magnetic surface, and enabling one of the first or second portable items to be removed from the detachable magnetic assembly while maintaining the other first or second portable item in engagement with the magnetic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Dual Magnetic Interlocking Pin System, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Patent number: 8738266
    Abstract: A vehicle has at least two drive wheels which can be driven in each case by single-wheel drive units which are in particular of structurally identical dimensions and which can be actuated by means of a control device, control device determines a target torque which, in a torque distribution unit, can be divided into a first target torque for the first drive unit and a second target torque for the second drive unit. The torque distribution unit is assigned an adjustment unit by means of which the first and/or the second target torque can be corrected with an adjustment factor which can be determined as a function of a torque difference, arising owing to manufacturing and/or component tolerances, between the drive units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Alexander Kruse, Ruben Maier, Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 8731759
    Abstract: When two (in particular electric) drives operate on wheels decoupled from each other in a motor vehicle, the drives should have an identical construction and the same properties. However, if one drive is stronger than the other, distribution factors other than 0.5 must define the target torque for the two drives, i.e. the fraction of a total torque, in order to provide a correction. The distribution factors are determined while the motor vehicle is in operation. For this purpose, a steering angle and an additional quantity such as the lateral acceleration or the yaw rate are determined and a check is performed to determine if the additional quantity has the correct functional dependency on the steering angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Tim Meissner
  • Patent number: 8700245
    Abstract: In a motor vehicle having two, in particular electrical, drives, a partial torque is in each case intended to be assigned to the individual drives from a demanded total torque, to be precise taking account of the energy efficiency on the one hand and the stability of the vehicle on the other hand. A first controller is responsible for taking account of the energy efficiency, and predetermines a bandwidth of possible partial torques for an individual drive. This bandwidth may be restricted by a second controller, when driving stability requires this. The second controller is coupled to appropriate sensors (yaw rate sensor, lateral acceleration sensor, longitudinal acceleration sensor) and knows the steering angle ?. In the course of interchanging data signals with a first control device, the partial torques are defined with the involvement of the second control device, for which purpose the first control device emits control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Meitinger, Michael Wein, Sebastian Strasser, Martin Werner
  • Patent number: 8565973
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle which can be driven in at least two drive modes which differ from one another as to whether or not at least one wheel of the motor vehicle is driven is designed to increase the safety in the driving behavior when the drive mode changes, by adjusting a previously defined value which is assigned to the current drive mode for a variable that is related to a chassis device of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20130204492
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle which can be driven in at least two drive modes which differ from one another as to whether or not at least one wheel of the motor vehicle is driven is designed to increase the safety in the driving behavior when the drive mode changes, by adjusting a previously defined value which is assigned to the current drive mode for a variable that is related to a chassis device of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20130138284
    Abstract: A vehicle has at least two drive wheels which can be driven in each case by single-wheel drive units which are in particular of structurally identical dimensions and which can be actuated by means of a control device control device determines a target torque which, in a torque distribution unit, can be divided into a first target torque for the first drive unit and a second target torque for the second drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Alexander Kruse, Ruben Maier, Michael Wein