Patents by Inventor Michael Weinert

Michael Weinert 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: 20200265172
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265175
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265173
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265174
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Patent number: 10243421
    Abstract: A motor vehicle auxiliary assembly electric motor includes a motor stator with stator coils. The motor stator is electronically commutated. A control electronics system drives the stator coils and is potted in a cast body. An electronics chamber is closed-off and has the control electronics system and the cast body arranged therein. A gas chamber is arranged adjacent to the cast body. A pressure equalization element ventilates and vents the gas chamber. An aeration shaft is arranged to pass through the cast body and fluidically connects the gas chamber to the atmosphere. The pressure equalization element is fluidically associated with the aeration shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Haensch, Maik Waberski, Michael Weinert, Joerg Hartzendorf, Ronald Rathke, Thomas Wienecke
  • Patent number: 10180142
    Abstract: An electric motor vehicle coolant pump for cooling an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle includes a pump housing and a rotor rotatably supported in the pump housing. The rotor comprises a motor rotor configured to be substantially pot-shaped. The motor rotor comprises a pot bottom and a ferromagnetic substance so as to be magnetized in at least a bipolar manner. A pump rotor comprises a plurality of rotor blades and an annular cover ring arranged on distal ends of the plurality of rotor blades. The plurality of rotor blades are configured to stand directly on the pot bottom of the motor rotor. The pump rotor and the motor rotor are each integral plastic material parts separately produced by an injection molding. The pump rotor and the motor rotor are made from different materials. The pump rotor is not ferromagnetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH, KOLEKTOR MAGNET TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Teubel, Ronald Rathke, Martin Fiedlschuster, Michael Weinert, Norbert Weber, Pietro Giannico, Friedel Schlusnus
  • Publication number: 20170170701
    Abstract: A motor vehicle auxiliary assembly electric motor includes a motor stator with stator coils. The motor stator is electronically commutated. A control electronics system drives the stator coils and is potted in a cast body. An electronics chamber is closed-off and has the control electronics system and the cast body arranged therein. A gas chamber is arranged adjacent to the cast body. A pressure equalization element ventilates and vents the gas chamber. An aeration shaft is arranged to pass through the cast body and fluidically connects the gas chamber to the atmosphere. The pressure equalization element is fluidically associated with the aeration shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: WOLFGANG HAENSCH, MAIK WABERSKI, MICHAEL WEINERT, JOERG HARTZENDORF, RONALD RATHKE, THOMAS WIENECKE
  • Patent number: 9668366
    Abstract: A housing unit for electrical components for use in the automobile sector includes a housing part configured to be closed in a sealed manner by a housing cover arrangement. The housing cover arrangement comprises a membrane, at least one ventilation opening, a main cover element comprising a recess, and a cover closure element. The recess comprises an opening which is configured to be closed in a sealed manner by the membrane. The opening comprises a rib arrangement which is configured to pretension the membrane. The cover closure element is configured to close the recess so as to provide the at least one ventilation opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Ronald Rathke, Michael Weinert, Wolfgang Zacher, René Patzner
  • Patent number: 9236633
    Abstract: A composition of graphene-based nanomaterials and a method of preparing the composition are provided. A carbon-based precursor is dissolved in water to form a precursor suspension. The precursor suspension is placed onto a substrate, thereby forming a precursor assembly. The precursor assembly is annealed, thereby forming the graphene-based nanomaterials. The graphene-based nanomaterials are crystallographically ordered at least in part and configured to form a plurality of diffraction rings when probed by an incident electron beam. In one aspect, the graphene-based nanomaterials are semiconducting. In one aspect, a method of engineering an energy bandgap of graphene monoxide generally includes providing at least one atomic layer of graphene monoxide having a first energy bandgap, and applying a substantially planar strain is applied to the graphene monoxide, thereby tuning the first energy band gap to a second energy bandgap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: UWM Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Junhong Chen, Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Carol Hirschmugl, Eric Mattson, Haihui Pu, Michael Weinert
  • Patent number: 8837887
    Abstract: A waveguide can have a first longitudinal section, with at least one core having a first refractive index and at least one sheath surrounding the core. The sheath can be made of a material having a second refractive index so the waveguide will guide at least one optical signal in the core. A third longitudinal section has a sheath and a coating surrounding the sheath having a third refractive index so the third longitudinal section of the waveguide will guide at least one optical signal in the sheath. A second longitudinal section, arranged between the first longitudinal section and the third longitudinal section being adapted to guide an optical signal from the core into the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventor: Carl-Michael Weinert
  • Publication number: 20140057545
    Abstract: A housing unit for electrical components for use in the automobile sector includes a housing part configured to be closed in a sealed manner by a housing cover arrangement. The housing cover arrangement comprises a membrane, at least one ventilation opening, a main cover element comprising a recess, and a cover closure element. The recess comprises an opening which is configured to be closed in a sealed manner by the membrane. The opening comprises a rib arrangement which is configured to pretension the membrane. The cover closure element is configured to close the recess so as to provide the at least one ventilation opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Ronald Rathke, Michael Weinert, Wolfgang Zacher, René Patzner
  • Publication number: 20130344390
    Abstract: A composition of graphene-based nanomaterials and a method of preparing the composition are provided. A carbon-based precursor is dissolved in water to form a precursor suspension. The precursor suspension is placed onto a substrate, thereby forming a precursor assembly. The precursor assembly is annealed, thereby forming the graphene-based nanomaterials. The graphene-based nanomaterials are crystallographically ordered at least in part and configured to form a plurality of diffraction rings when probed by an incident electron beam. In one aspect, the graphene-based nanomaterials are semiconducting. In one aspect, a method of engineering an energy bandgap of graphene monoxide generally includes providing at least one atomic layer of graphene monoxide having a first energy bandgap, and applying a substantially planar strain is applied to the graphene monoxide, thereby tuning the first energy band gap to a second energy bandgap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Junhong Chen, Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Carol Hirschmugl, Eric Mattson, Haihui Pu, Michael Weinert
  • Publication number: 20130108218
    Abstract: A waveguide can have a first longitudinal section, with at least one core having a first refractive index and at least one sheath surrounding the core. The sheath can be made of a material having a second refractive index so the waveguide will guide at least one optical signal in the core. A third longitudinal section has a sheath and a coating surrounding the sheath having a third refractive index so the third longitudinal section of the waveguide will guide at least one optical signal in the sheath. A second longitudinal section, arranged between the first longitudinal section and the third longitudinal section being adapted to guide an optical signal from the core into the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Carl-Michael Weinert
  • Publication number: 20130039784
    Abstract: An electric motor vehicle coolant pump for cooling an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle includes a pump housing and a rotor rotatably supported in the pump housing. The rotor comprises a motor rotor configured to be substantially pot-shaped. The motor rotor comprises a pot bottom and a ferromagnetic substance so as to be magnetized in at least a bipolar manner. A pump rotor comprises a plurality of rotor blades and an annular cover ring arranged on distal ends of the plurality of rotor blades. The plurality of rotor blades are configured to stand directly on the pot bottom of the motor rotor. The pump rotor and the motor rotor are each integral plastic material parts separately produced by an injection molding. The pump rotor and the motor rotor are made from different materials. The pump rotor is not ferromagnetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicants: KOLEKTOR MAGNET TECHNOLOGY GMBH, PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Teubel, Ronald Rathke, Martin Fiedlschuster, Michael Weinert, Norbert Weber, Pietro Giannico, Friedel Schlusnus
  • Patent number: 6939115
    Abstract: A wet-type rotor pump which is particularly suitable for feeding coolant in motorcar engines comprises a pump wheel. By the pump wheel, a feed medium is fed through an intake channel into a discharge channel. Via a common shaft, a motor armature of an electric motor is connected with the pump wheel. The motor armature is surrounded by a slit pot, feed medium flowing around the motor armature to cool it. The shaft is supported by two radial bearings, one radial bearing being arranged in a supporting element. The supporting element that is arranged within the intake channel further comprises an abutting surface on which a flow surface of the pump wheel abuts to take up axial forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Pierburg GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Knoll, Michael Weinert
  • Patent number: 6784584
    Abstract: The electric motor comprises an internal rotor and an external stator with stator windings. The rotor comprises several permanently magnetic pole shoes. The stator windings are supported by stator pole shanks comprising, radially inside, stator pole shoes facing the rotor pole shoes. Via a short circuit bridge, the stator pole shoes are connected with the adjacent stator pole shoes so that all the stator pole shanks are integrally formed with each other. Radially outside, the stator pole shanks and stator pole shoes are connected with each other only by a separate yoke ring set thereon. All the windings are wound from radially outside with one single continuous winding wire when the yoke ring has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Pierburg GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Knoll, Wolfgang Zacher, Michael Weinert
  • Publication number: 20030102765
    Abstract: The electric motor (10) comprises an internal rotor (12) and an external stator (14) with stator windings (21-26). The rotor (12) comprises several permanently magnetic pole shoes (30). The stator windings (21-26) are supported by stator pole shanks (18) comprising, radially inside, stator pole shoes (20) facing the rotor pole shoes (30). Via a short circuit bridge (32), the stator pole shoes (20) are connected with the adjacent stator pole shoes (20) so that all the stator pole shanks (18) are integrally formed with each other. Radially outside, the stator pole shanks (18) and stator pole shoes (20) are connected with each other only by a separate yoke ring (40) set thereon. All the windings are wound from radially outside with one single continuous winding wire when the yoke ring (40) has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: Pierburg GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Knoll, Wolfgang Zacher, Michael Weinert
  • Publication number: 20030035740
    Abstract: A wet-type rotor pump which is particularly suitable for feeding coolant in motorcar engines comprises a pump wheel. By the pump wheel, a feed medium is fed through an intake channel into a discharge channel. Via a common shaft, a motor armature of an electric motor is connected with the pump wheel. The motor armature is surrounded by a slit pot, feed medium flowing around the motor armature to cool it. The shaft is supported by two radial bearings, one radial bearing being arranged in a supporting element. The supporting element that is arranged within the intake channel further comprises an abutting surface on which a flow surface of the pump wheel abuts to take up axial forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: PIERBURG, GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Knoll, Michael Weinert
  • Patent number: 6282335
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a plurality of glass waveguides (GWL1 . . . GWL4) are arranged in a first plane. In an overlying plane there is arranged at least one polymer waveguide (PWLA) which forms an acute angle with the glass waveguides. Vertical coupling regions are formed where the polymer waveguide intersects the underlying glass waveguides. The coupling properties can be selectively influenced with the aid of heating electrodes (EA1 . . . EA4; EB1 . . . EB4). To switch over light from one glass waveguide into another, the temperature of the vertical coupling regions is set such that light is coupled up from the one glass waveguide into the polymer waveguide, is guided therein, and is coupled down into the desired glass waveguide in another coupling region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Kurt Lösch, Carl Michael Weinert, Norbert Keil
  • Patent number: 6240233
    Abstract: In an integrated structure of a beam spread transformer with several buffer layers separated from each other by light guiding layers there is provided on the upper buffer layer an unclad rib waveguide with a tapered section. Between the fiber-facing interface and the tapered section there is provided a section over which the rib is extending. There, the waveguiding layer is completely removed and the exposed buffer layer is reduced symmetrically to a width which is greater than the width of the rib. By the additional rib thus formed coupling independent of polarization is made possible. The coupling is optimized by increasing layer thicknesses of the buffer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Heinrich Hertz Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH
    Inventors: Carl Michael Weinert, Helmut Heidrich