Patents by Inventor Peter Bauer

Peter Bauer 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).

  • Patent number: 10680551
    Abstract: A method determines a cabling of a unit of a photovoltaic system. The unit includes a number of solar components and a transfer point. The method includes generating a cabling chart with paths between a connection of each solar component and the transfer point according to cable routing regulations, determining preferred paths of each solar component to the transfer point based on the cabling charts, and selecting one of the determined paths for each solar component such that the cabling complexity for the unit is minimized. In the process, the cabling complexity is determined based on the sum of the lengths of the selected paths and the length of a cable channel in which the cables run individually or in a bundled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Petra Bauer, Peter Fige
  • Publication number: 20200158169
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing arrangement for a bevel gear drive, comprising a housing (14), a pinion (12), which includes a pinion shaft (12a) and a bearing journal (12b), and a crown wheel (13), which is meshed with the pinion (12), wherein the pinion (12) is supported with respect to the housing (14) via the bearing journal (12b) and the pinion shaft (12a) with the aid of antifriction bearings (15, 16). It is provided that the pinion (12) is supported via two tapered roller bearings (15, 16) pitched with respect to one another, wherein the first tapered roller bearing (15) is arranged on the bearing journal (12b) and the second tapered roller bearing (16) is arranged on the pinion shaft (12a) and their pressure lines (d) form an X arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Bergmann, Paul Lenz, Klaus Alesch, Alexander Enderl, Julian Haller, Rudolf Neumüller, Manuel Bauer, Peter Haselberger, Daniela Wagner, Daniel Dudek
  • Patent number: 10650994
    Abstract: A switching device arrangement has an encapsulation housing and also a drive device. The drive device is supported on the encapsulation housing. The drive device is arranged at a distance from the encapsulation housing via a spacer device. A receiving space is delimited by the spacer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sascha Bauer, Frank Ehrlich, Andreas Groiss, Rico Rademacher, Ingolf Reiher, Peter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10647416
    Abstract: A fluidic oscillator device, in particular for a or in a flow control system for an aircraft or spacecraft, has a first and a second fluidic actuator, wherein each of the actuators has an inlet for supplying pressure and a first and a second outlet, from which an actuator flow can be discharged. The device further has a fluidic control for controlling an oscillating discharge of the actuator flow from the first and second outlet of the actuators, wherein the control has a connection portion which is arranged between the first actuator and the second actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Karin Bauer, Markus Blechschmidt, Sebastian Schwarz, Peter Langenbacher
  • Patent number: 10631710
    Abstract: A dispensing device for introducing a pourable detergent in metered amounts into a treatment chamber of a program-controlled cleaning appliance includes a housing provided with a loading aperture; a carrier unit rotatably mounted in the housing and accessible via the loading aperture and which serves to replaceably receive a supply container for holding the detergent; and a housing cover providing fluid-tight closure of the loading aperture. The housing cover includes a cover member providing the fluid-tight closure of the loading aperture and a locking member movably attached to the cover member, the locking member including a plurality of locking elements, each cooperating with a respective locking finger disposed on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Wegener, Fabian Hils, Florian Scharte, Guenter Kroeger, Peter Nitsche, Georg Spiessl, Matthias Bauer
  • Patent number: 10632053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair bleaching process for improved and milder bleaching, especially for bleaching human hair. The ready-to-use bleaching composition comprises carboxylic acids in addition to bleaching persalts and oxidizing agents added at the time of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Nöcker, Anja Aechtner, Peter Bauer, Steven Breakspear
  • Publication number: 20200122747
    Abstract: A monorail vehicle includes two bogie assemblies supporting different ends of a chassis. Each bogie assembly includes guide wheels rotatably connected to a bogie frame, a wheel assembly for rolling along a top of a guide beam, and a drive unit. The drive unit includes an electric motor attached to the bogie frame via a mounting flange that is located within a first lateral half of the body, a brake unit, and a planetary gear assembly coupled to a rotor of the electric motor. The planetary gear assembly is located on a first side of the electric motor and the wheel assembly is mounted to an output of the planetary gear assembly. The drive unit is attached whereupon the wheel assembly may be dismounted from the drive unit in a direction of a second lateral half of the body without dismounting the drive unit from the bogie frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Edward Timan, Hans Peter Trotsch, Martin Bazant, Daniel Martinez-Anon-Perez, Alexander Bauer
  • Publication number: 20200114771
    Abstract: A contactless charger system for charging a power storage unit of an electrically driven vehicle, such as an e-bike. The contactless charger system has a power transmission part with a primary coil around a primary magnetic circuit part including two primary pole faces, and a power receiving part with a secondary coil around a secondary magnetic circuit part having two secondary pole faces (8). In operation, the two primary pole faces and the two secondary pole faces are aligned such that the primary and secondary magnetic circuit parts form a closed magnetic circuit. The secondary magnetic circuit part is an integral part of an electrically driven vehicle stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Technische Universiteit Delft
    Inventors: Peter Johan van Duijsen, Pavol Bauer, Tim Velzeboer
  • Patent number: 10590821
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking the function of at least one PTC heating element which is used in a device for providing a liquid additive. The at least one PTC heating element is connected to a voltage source via electric conductors. According to the method, a starting current with a first value is provided at a specified operating voltage in a step a). Then, in a step b), a monitoring process is carried out in order to determine whether the starting current with the first value is provided for a minimum duration, said minimum duration having a value of at least seconds. The method is used in particular for on-board diagnoses of a device for providing a liquid additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Bauer, Jan Hodgson
  • Publication number: 20200084442
    Abstract: A method of compressing image data that comprise a plurality of pixel values that are associated with a respective pixel is described, wherein the pixel values are compressed for at least some pixels in accordance with the following steps: associating the respective pixel with one of a plurality of pixel groups in accordance with a predetermined grouping scheme, with each of the plurality of pixel groups being defined by the pixels of a plurality of predetermined pixel alignments or by a subset of pixels of a plurality of predetermined pixel alignments; determining an estimated pixel value of the respective pixel in dependence on the pixel value of at least one predetermined other pixel while using at least one estimation rule, with the at least one predetermined other pixel being selected in dependence on the pixel group of the respective pixel; forming a difference value of the respective pixel that corresponds to a predetermined relation between the pixel value and the estimated pixel value of the respecti
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Florian Bauer, Kevin Abraham, Peter Geissler
  • Publication number: 20200084463
    Abstract: A method of compressing image data is described in which a difference value is formed for a respective pixel, said difference value corresponding to a predetermined relation between the pixel value and the estimated pixel value of the respective pixel and being represented by a first binary word that has a first length. The first binary word is encoded by at least one second binary word that has a second predetermined length. the first length is compared with the second length to determine whether the first length is smaller than the second length, with the first binary word otherwise being completely encoded by a single second binary word when the first length is smaller than the second length, and with the first binary word otherwise being completely encoded by a plurality of second binary words. A method of decompressing image data is furthermore described that corresponds to a reversal of the compression method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Abraham, Florian Bauer, Peter Geissler
  • Publication number: 20200060266
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of one or more N-alkyl glucamides of formula (I), wherein R1 represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 5 to 9 carbon atoms, and R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, for reducing drift during the application of plant treatment agents that contain at least one glufosinate as the agrochemically active substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin BAUER, Peter BAUR
  • Publication number: 20200040983
    Abstract: A vehicle axle includes, an axle gear unit housing and axle tubes adjoining the latter. The axle gear unit housing has an opening which is surrounded by a flange. Threaded blind bore holes extend beyond the thickness of the flange into the region of the wall of the axle gear unit housing which has radially outwardly on the side of the flange facing the axle gear unit housing a wall thickening which extends annularly radially circumferentially along the flange and which is configured in a continuously annular manner or so as to form spot faces partially in the areas of the threaded blind bore holes, wherein a joint flash extends in a central plane along the axle tubes and toward the flange 4 in the region of the axle gear unit housing and at the flange along the radially outer contour of the wall thickening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Manuel BAUER, Paul LENZ, Horst SIGL, Alexander ENDERL, Rudolf NEUMÜLLER, Daniel DUDEK, Stefan BRACHMEIER, Peter HASELBERGER, Daniela WAGNER, Rainer HILDEBRAND
  • Patent number: 10532655
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a portal axle for low-slung vehicles, comprising a portal housing 1, 1? into the interior 2 of which is guided proceeding from an axle bracket side a drive shaft 17 on which a drive wheel 3 is arranged so as to be fixed with respect to rotation relative to it, with intermediate wheels 4 which are rotatably mounted on bearing pins 12 in the portal housing 1, 1? and which can be rotatably driven by the drive wheel 3 and by means of which an output wheel 5 which is arranged in the portal housing 1, 1? on an output shaft so as to be fixed with respect to rotation relative to it can be rotatably driven, this output wheel 5 projecting into a hub carrier 6 which can be fixedly connected to the portal housing 1, 1?. The drive shaft 17 and the output shaft extend so as to be axially offset, and a brake caliper of a disk brake is arranged radially adjacent to the portal housing 1, 1?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Neumüller, Paul Lenz, Manuel Bauer, Stefan Brachmeier, Daniela Wagner, Peter Haselberger, Daniel Dudek, Klaus Alesch, Horst Sigl, Alexander Enderl
  • Patent number: 10526946
    Abstract: A device for providing a liquid additive into an exhaust line includes a tank, a delivery line, a heating element formed of a posistor or PTC material for heating the additive in the tank and/or the delivery line, and a dosing device or doser for dosing the liquid additive. The dosing device has a coil and a movable component and the movable component can be moved by the coil. The coil can be connected electronically in series with the heating element by a first switching element. It is thus possible for an activation current through a heating element formed of a posistor material to be limited in magnitude in an inexpensive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Bauer, Finn Frederiksen, Thomas Tarp Hansen
  • Patent number: 10495204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power split gearbox for a motor vehicle. The power split gearbox comprises a drive shaft which can be connected to an internal combustion engine in order to feed in torque, a first mechanical branch with a planetary gear mechanism arrangement, an infinitely variable second branch which can be connected to the first branch and comprises two adjustable energy converters which can be coupled to one another in energy terms and can be operated in each case in both directions, and at least one output shaft which can be coupled to the drive shaft via the first and the second branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Naf Neunkirchener Achsenfabrik AG
    Inventors: Peter Dziuba, Josef Haglsperger, Josef Bauer, Bernhard Schnabel
  • Publication number: 20190321891
    Abstract: It has been found that high density articles having improved strength, corrosion resistance, better durability, and decent magnetic characteristics can be manufactured from a ferritic stainless steel powder using a novel method. This technique is especially beneficial in manufacturing parts, such as, reluctor rings, tone wheels, trigger wheels, pump impeller blades, and EGR valves, in large quantities. This method involves (1) compacting the ferritic stainless steel powder in a mold into a green article, (2) sintering the green article at an elevated temperature under vacuum or a reducing atmosphere to produce a sintered article, and (3) forging the sintered article under a reducing or an inert gas atmosphere to a density of greater than 7.5 g/cc in the presence of a graphite free lubricant to produce the high density article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Keystone Powdered Metal Company
    Inventors: Gary L. Anderson, Zachary D'Aurora, Peter G. Imbrogno, Kevin A. Bauer
  • Patent number: 10434920
    Abstract: A footrest assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That footrest assembly includes a footrest, a wiring shield and a foam body sandwiched between the footrest and the wiring shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Patrick Barren, Tom Peter Goffas, William Charles Bauer, Bryn Arthur Davies
  • Patent number: 10398914
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for treating hair, especially human hair, wherein the hair is bleached and dyed in a subsequent order with compositions providing improved and milder bleaching and dyeing of hair. The inventors of the present invention have unexpectedly found out that when commonly used bleaching compositions and oxidative dyeing compositions are mixed with another composition comprising predominantly carboxylic acids, the bleaching and dyeing effects of the compositions are improved, homogeneous bleaching and dyeing of hair fibers is achieved and natural cosmetic properties of hair is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Nöcker, Steven Breakspear, Peter Bauer, Manfred Dürr
  • Publication number: 20190258285
    Abstract: An input assembly for inputting a control command for an operator control apparatus is provided, comprising a pushbutton head manually displaceable along a longitudinal axis and a movable signal transmitter which is coupled to the pushbutton head via a coupling mechanism. The input assembly comprises at least one latch element having a latch head which has associated therewith at least one latch depression which the latch head enters when the pushbutton head has reached a predetermined stroke position. The at least one latch element has associated therewith a travel groove oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis, which travel groove the latch head of the latch element enters permanently. The at least one latch depression associated with the latch element is arranged in the travel groove. An operator control apparatus having such an input assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Burchard, Hans-Peter Bauer