Patents by Inventor Peter Beller

Peter Beller 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: 10710449
    Abstract: A geartrain for a powertrain system is disposed to transfer mechanical power between an internal combustion engine, an electric machine and a driveline. The geartrain includes a flywheel, a torque converter, an off-axis mechanical connection and a transmission gearbox. The off-axis mechanical connection includes a first element rotatably coupled to a second element. The flywheel is coupled to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. The torque converter includes a pump, a turbine and a pump hub, and the transmission gearbox includes an input member. The pump of the torque converter is coupled to the flywheel, and the pump hub is coupled to the first element of the off-axis mechanical connection. The second element of the off-axis mechanical connection is coupled to a rotor of the electric machine, and the turbine of the torque converter is coupled to the input member of the transmission gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Farzad Samie, Derek F. Lahr, Peter Beller, Chunhao J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10550060
    Abstract: Process for the direct conversion of alkenes to carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui Sang, Peter Kucmierczyk, Kaiwu Dong, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke
  • Patent number: 10544079
    Abstract: Process for the direct conversion of diisobutene to a carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui Sang, Peter Kucmierczyk, Kaiwu Dong, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke
  • Patent number: 10519090
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene:acetic acid/diisobutene ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui Sang, Peter Kucmierczyk, Kaiwu Dong, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke
  • Patent number: 10519091
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene:ligand/Pd ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui Sang, Peter Kucmierczyk, Kaiwu Dong, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke
  • Patent number: 10501397
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene:sulfuric acid/ligand ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui Sang, Peter Kucmierczyk, Kaiwu Dong, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke
  • Patent number: 10494324
    Abstract: A process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene in an acetic acid solvent in the presence of a ligand having the following structure: In contrast to reaction solvents such as formic acid or 3,5,5 hexanoic acid the conversion rates were improved and greater than 90% at a reaction temperature of 120° C. and CO pressure of 40 bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui Sang, Peter Kucmierczyk, Kaiwu Dong, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke
  • Patent number: 10421704
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene: ratio of 3,5,5-trimethylhexanoic acid/H2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui Sang, Peter Kucmierczyk, Kaiwu Dong, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke
  • Publication number: 20190194114
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene: ligand/Pd ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui SANG, Peter KUCMIERCZYK, Kaiwu DONG, Ralf JACKSTELL, Matthias BELLER, Robert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20190194108
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene: ratio of 3,5,5-trimethylhexanoic acid/H2O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui SANG, Peter KUCMIERCZYK, Kaiwu DONG, Ralf JACKSTELL, Matthias BELLER, Robert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20190194110
    Abstract: Process for the direct conversion of alkenes to carboxylic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui SANG, Peter KUCMIERCZYK, Kaiwu DONG, Ralf JACKSTELL, Matthias BELLER, Robert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20190194109
    Abstract: Process for the direct conversion of diisobutene to a carboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui SANG, Peter KUCMIERCZYK, Kaiwu DONG, Ralf JACKSTELL, Matthias BELLER, Robert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20190194112
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene:sulfuric acid/ligand ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui SANG, Peter KUCMIERCZYK, Kaiwu DONG, Ralf JACKSTELL, Matthias BELLER, Robert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20190194111
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene: Effect of solvent
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui SANG, Peter KUCMIERCZYK, Kaiwu DONG, Ralf JACKSTELL, Matthias BELLER, Robert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20190194113
    Abstract: Process for Pd-catalyzed hydroxycarbonylation of diisobutene:acetic acid/diisobutene ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Rui SANG, Peter KUCMIERCZYK, Kaiwu DONG, Ralf JACKSTELL, Matthias BELLER, Robert FRANKE
  • Patent number: 10189470
    Abstract: A vehicle propulsion system includes an engine and a first electric machine each configured to selectively provide torque to propel the vehicle. A second electric machine is coupled to the engine to provide torque to start the engine from an inactive state. A high-voltage power source is configured to power both of the first electric machine and the second electric machine over a high-voltage bus. A propulsion controller is programmed to start the engine using cranking torque output from the second electric machine powered by the high-voltage power source. The controller is also programmed to operate both of the first electric machine and the combustion engine to propel the vehicle in response to an acceleration demand greater than a threshold. The controller is further programmed to decouple the engine and propel the vehicle using the first electric machine in response to vehicle speed less than a speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Prasad Atluri, Peter Beller, Norman K. Bucknor, Tito R. Huffman, Derek F. Lahr, Chunhao J. Lee, Dongxu Li, Chandra S. Namuduri, Thomas W. Nehl, Madhusudan Raghavan, Alexandru Rajala, Farzad Samie, Neeraj S. Shidore
  • Publication number: 20180050685
    Abstract: A vehicle propulsion system includes an engine and a first electric machine each configured to selectively provide torque to propel the vehicle. A second electric machine is coupled to the engine to provide torque to start the engine from an inactive state. A high-voltage power source is configured to power both of the first electric machine and the second electric machine over a high-voltage bus. A propulsion controller is programmed to start the engine using cranking torque output from the second electric machine powered by the high-voltage power source. The controller is also programmed to operate both of the first electric machine and the combustion engine to propel the vehicle in response to an acceleration demand greater than a threshold. The controller is further programmed to decouple the engine and propel the vehicle using the first electric machine in response to vehicle speed less than a speed threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Venkata Prasad Atluri, Peter Beller, Norman K. Bucknor, Tito R. Huffman, Derek F. Lahr, Chunhao J. Lee, Dongxu Li, Chandra S. Namuduri, Thomas W. Nehl, Madhusudan Raghavan, Alexandru Rajala, Farzad Samie, Neeraj S. Shidore
  • Publication number: 20180015817
    Abstract: A geartrain for a powertrain system is disposed to transfer mechanical power between an internal combustion engine, an electric machine and a driveline. The geartrain includes a flywheel, a torque converter, an off-axis mechanical connection and a transmission gearbox. The off-axis mechanical connection includes a first element rotatably coupled to a second element. The flywheel is coupled to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. The torque converter includes a pump, a turbine and a pump hub, and the transmission gearbox includes an input member. The pump of the torque converter is coupled to the flywheel, and the pump hub is coupled to the first element of the off-axis mechanical connection. The second element of the off-axis mechanical connection is coupled to a rotor of the electric machine, and the turbine of the torque converter is coupled to the input member of the transmission gearbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Farzad Samie, Derek F. Lahr, Peter Beller, Chunhao J. Lee