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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130131920
    Abstract: A motor vehicle can have multiple drive modes, for example rear wheel drive, four wheel drive, front wheel drive. Here, an active chassis device is used to make different adjustments, for example with respect to the toe-in angle and the camber angle, of a wheel or else with respect to wheel loads as a function of the drive load. As a result, the driving behaviour can be matched in each case in an optimum way to the drive mode, or conversely can be configured in such a way that changing the drive mode does not have a perceptible effect for the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Meitinger, Peter Kunsch, Dirk Isgen, Michael Wein, Tilo Koch
  • Publication number: 20130116873
    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: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Tim Meissner
  • Patent number: 8402612
    Abstract: A dual magnetic interlocking pin system for attaching an item with a free moving magnet for providing a magnetic attraction strong enough to movably hold the free moving magnet adjacent a first outer plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Dual Magnetic Interlocking Pin System, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Publication number: 20130035818
    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: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Meitinger, Michael Wein, Sebastian Strasser, Martin Werner
  • Patent number: 8322978
    Abstract: An exhaust-driven turbocharger for a motor vehicle includes at least one of a variable turbine and a compressor geometry, a vane-mounting ring with guide vanes mounted rotatably thereon and a guide vane cage. The guide vane cage forms at least part of a flow duct and at the same time a mount for the vane-mounting ring. The guide vane cage is supported by spacer elements while creating an axial gap on a housing of the exhaust-driven turbocharger such that hot gas selectively flows behind the guide vane cage. Also, the guide vane cage is clamped between the turbine housing and the mounting housing of the exhaust-driven turbocharger without fixedly connecting the guide vane cage to either one of the two housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolay Dilovski, Patric Hoecker, Aurelia Kraemer, Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20120162971
    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: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: 8105485
    Abstract: A filtering device for filtering liquids in internal combustion engines has a filter housing and a filter element inserted into the filter housing. A cover disk closes off the filter housing. The cover disk consists of two individual disks and a central flow connection connects the two individual disks. The two individual disks and the flow connection form a common plastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Kolczyk, Dieter Amesöder, Sven Epli, Michael Thienel, Michael Wein, Luiz Carlos Fritz, Dieter Schreckenberger, Marco Woitoll, Thomas Petschl, Matthias Teschner
  • Patent number: 8006899
    Abstract: A ticket 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 ticket that coordinates with the performance allowing a holder of the ticket to perform with the performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20110191988
    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: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: THE DUAL MAGNETIC INTERLOCKING PIN SYSTEM, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Publication number: 20110024499
    Abstract: A ticket 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 ticket that coordinates with the performance allowing a holder of the ticket to perform with the performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20100263172
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: THE DUAL MAGNETIC INTERLOCKING PIN SYSTEM, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Publication number: 20100011544
    Abstract: A dual magnetic interlocking pin system for attaching an item with a free moving magnet for providing a magnetic attraction strong enough to movably hold the free moving magnet adjacent a first outer plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Publication number: 20090301949
    Abstract: A filtering device for filtering liquids in internal combustion engines has a filter housing and a filter element inserted into the filter housing. A cover disk closes off the filter housing. The cover disk consists of two individual disks and a central flow connection connects the two individual disks. The two individual disks and the flow connection form a common plastic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Kolczyk, Dieter Amesöder, Sven Epli, Sascha Bauer, Michael Thienel, Rainer Loos, Michael Wein, Luiz Carlos Fritz, Dieter Schreckenberger, Marco Woitoll
  • Publication number: 20090290977
    Abstract: The invention relates to an exhaust-driven turbocharger (1) for a motor vehicle, with a variable turbine and/or compressor geometry, a vane-mounting ring (8) with guide vanes (9) mounted rotatably thereon, a guide vane cage (10) which forms at least part of a flow duct (5) and at the same time a mount for the vane-mounting ring (8). Essential to the invention is that the guide vane cage (10) is supported by means of spacer elements (11) while creating an axial gap (12) on a housing (13) of the exhaust-driven turbocharger (1) in such a manner that hot gas can flow behind the guide vane cage (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Nikolay Dilovski, Patric Hoecker, Aurelia Kraemer, Michael Wein
  • Publication number: 20080248434
    Abstract: A magnetic lighter, whereby a lighter and at least one magnet material are combined so as to form a magnetic lighter capable of magnetically engaging objects having magnetic properties as well as various accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Wein
  • Patent number: D621999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: The Dual Magnetic Interlocking Pin System, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander