Patents by Inventor Peter Bobert

Peter Bobert 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: 20200402732
    Abstract: A switching device is disclosed. In an embodiment a switching device includes at least one fixed contact and at least one movable contact, wherein at least one of the contacts includes a metal matrix composite material having a metallic matrix material and a filler dispersed within the matrix material, and wherein the contacts are arranged in a switching chamber with a gas and the gas contains H2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Hoffmann, Frank Werner, Peter Bobert
  • Patent number: 10854406
    Abstract: A relay is disclosed. In an embodiment a relay includes a magnet armature including a magnetic core and a permanent magnet secured to the magnet armature for identifying a position of the magnet armature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventor: Peter Bobert
  • Patent number: 10804059
    Abstract: A microphone having a housing that includes a bottom part and an upper part, and a transducer element arranged in the housing and which is electrically and mechanically connected to the bottom part. For stress-free mounting of the transducer element, a flexible connecting element is proposed, which is pliable and/or compressible, is arranged between the transducer element and the upper part, and connects the transducer element to the upper part. The connecting element includes a plastic, in which gas bubbles are distributed, the gas bubbles having a volume fraction of between 50 and 98% in the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Thomas Westebbe, Frank Werner, Peter Bobert
  • Patent number: 10749316
    Abstract: A multiple spark-gap arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment the arrester includes a series connection of a plurality of spark gaps between a first potential node and a reference-ground potential node and a trigger circuit having an input and an output, the input being coupled to a second potential node between two adjacent spark gaps of the plurality of spark gaps, and the output being coupled to at least one of the spark gaps between the second potential node and the reference-ground potential node, wherein the trigger circuit is configured, when at least one spark gap between the first potential node and the second potential node is ignited, to supply a trigger signal for the at least one of the spark gaps between the second potential node and the reference-ground potential node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20200251292
    Abstract: A relay is disclosed. In an embodiment a relay includes a first contact, a second contact, a movable element arrangeable in a closed position and in an open position; and at least one bimetallic strip, wherein the movable element electrically connects the first contact to the second contact in the closed position, wherein the first contact and the second contact are electrically isolated from each other when the movable element is arranged in the open position, and wherein the at least one bimetallic strip is configured to be deformed upon an increase in temperature such that it presses the movable element against the first and second contacts after deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Bobert
  • Patent number: 10554041
    Abstract: A spark gap arrangement includes a triggerable spark gap and a trigger circuit. The spark gap arrangement also includes a first and a second charge storage device, a voltage limiting component, a trigger diode, a triggerable arresting element, and a transformer. The voltage limiting component and the trigger diode are designed to relay an input pulse in a specified voltage range and charge the first charge storage device. Furthermore, the trigger circuit is designed such that the triggerable arresting element is connected via the first charge storage device dependent on the voltage and discharges the second charge storage device via a primary side of the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Electronics AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10468855
    Abstract: An arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment, the arrester includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a switching contact, a first discharge space between the first and second electrodes and a short-circuiting mechanism suitable for short-circuiting the first and second electrodes and for switching a state of the arrester, wherein, in a first state, at least one electrode of the first and second electrodes is not electrically conductively connected to the switching contact and, in a second state, the at least one electrode is electrically conductively connected to the switching contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10395870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a relay (1), having a first terminal (2), a second terminal (3), a contact (4) which in a closed state brings about an electrical connection between the first and second terminals (2, 3) and which in an opened state electrically disconnects the first and second terminals (2, 3), a first electromagnet (5) which is configured in such a way that it places the contact (4) in the closed state if the first electromagnet (5) is switched on, and a second electromagnet (6) which is configured in such a way that it keeps the contact (4) in the closed state if the contact (4) is in the closed state and the second electromagnet (6) is switched on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventor: Peter Bobert
  • Patent number: 10211603
    Abstract: The invention specifies a surge protection element (100) comprising a first electrode (1), a second electrode (2) and a gas discharge chamber (10). The gas discharge chamber (10) is arranged between the first electrode (1) and the second electrode (2), wherein the surge protection element (100) comprises an intermediate electrode structure (3), which is arranged in the gas discharge chamber (10) and is electrically isolated from the first electrode and the second electrode (1, 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner, Peter Bobert, Thomas Westebbe
  • Publication number: 20190019643
    Abstract: A relay is disclosed. In an embodiment a relay includes a magnet armature including a magnetic core and a permanent magnet secured to the magnet armature for identifying a position of the magnet armature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Bobert
  • Publication number: 20180366947
    Abstract: A spark gap arrangement includes a triggerable spark gap and a trigger circuit. The spark gap arrangement also includes a first and a second charge storage device, a voltage limiting component, a trigger diode, a triggerable arresting element, and a transformer. The voltage limiting component and the trigger diode are designed to relay an input pulse in a specified voltage range and charge the first charge storage device. Furthermore, the trigger circuit is designed such that the triggerable arresting element is connected via the first charge storage device dependent on the voltage and discharges the second charge storage device via a primary side of the transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 10148085
    Abstract: A surge arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment the surge arrester includes a first electrode for applying a first voltage potential to the surge arrester, a second electrode for applying a second voltage potential to the surge arrester, and a short-circuiting link for short-circuiting the first and second electrodes. The surge arrester further includes a retaining element for retaining the short-circuiting link, wherein the retaining element is embodied in such a way that it keeps the short-circuiting link at a distance from the first and second electrodes when a temperature is below a threshold value, and it shifts the short-circuiting link such that the short-circuiting link is pressed against the first and second electrodes and a short-circuit is produced between the first and second electrodes when the temperature exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Peter Heide
  • Patent number: 10084309
    Abstract: A spark gap arrangement includes a triggerable spark gap and a trigger circuit. The spark gap arrangement also includes a first and a second charge storage device, a voltage limiting component, a trigger diode, a triggerable arresting element, and a transformer. The voltage limiting component and the trigger diode are designed to relay an input pulse in a specified voltage range and charge the first charge storage device. Furthermore, the trigger circuit is designed such that the triggerable arresting element is connected via the first charge storage device dependent on the voltage and discharges the second charge storage device via a primary side of the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20180204698
    Abstract: The invention specifies a magnet armature for a contactor, a contactor, and a method for switching a contactor. The magnet armature allows the risk of the contacts of a contactor sticking to be reduced and to this end comprises a first spring element with a first stiffness and a second element with a second stiffness. The first spring element is deformed during the movement from an inoperative position to a central position. The second spring element is deformed during the movement from the central position to an end position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Westebbe, Frank Werner, Peter Bobert
  • Publication number: 20180198260
    Abstract: A multiple spark-gap arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment the arrester includes a series connection of a plurality of spark gaps between a first potential node and a reference-ground potential node and a trigger circuit having an input and an output, the input being coupled to a second potential node between two adjacent spark gaps of the plurality of spark gaps, and the output being coupled to at least one of the spark gaps between the second potential node and the reference-ground potential node, wherein the trigger circuit is configured, when at least one spark gap between the first potential node and the second potential node is ignited, to supply a trigger signal for the at least one of the spark gaps between the second potential node and the reference-ground potential node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20170324221
    Abstract: An arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment, the arrester includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a switching contact, a first discharge space between the first and second electrodes and a short-circuiting mechanism suitable for short-circuiting the first and second electrodes and for switching a state of the arrester, wherein, in a first state, at least one electrode of the first and second electrodes is not electrically conductively connected to the switching contact and, in a second state, the at least one electrode is electrically conductively connected to the switching contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Frank Werner
  • Publication number: 20170117703
    Abstract: A surge arrester is disclosed. In an embodiment the surge arrester includes a first electrode for applying a first voltage potential to the surge arrester, a second electrode for applying a second voltage potential to the surge arrester, and a short-circuiting link for short-circuiting the first and second electrodes. The surge arrester further includes a retaining element for retaining the short-circuiting link, wherein the retaining element is embodied in such a way that it keeps the short-circuiting link at a distance from the first and second electrodes when a temperature is below a threshold value, and it shifts the short-circuiting link such that the short-circuiting link is pressed against the first and second electrodes and a short-circuit is produced between the first and second electrodes when the temperature exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Peter Heide
  • Patent number: 9627859
    Abstract: A spark gap arrangement comprises a triggerable spark gap (TF) and a trigger circuit (TRG), which comprises a first and a second charge store (C1, C2), a first resistor (R1), a triggerable dissipation element (SF, SF3, TD, TH) and a transformer (T1). The trigger circuit is set up to intermediately store the energy of an input pulse supplied to the input side of the trigger circuit (TRG), wherein storage takes place at least by means of the first charge store (C1). A part of the stored energy is transferred to the second charge store (C2) via the first resistor (R1). The triggerable dissipation element (SF, TD, TH) is set up to turn on on the basis of a voltage across the second charge store (C2) and to discharge the first charge store (C1) via a primary side (T11) of the transformer (T1). In this case, a secondary side (T12) of the transformer (T1) is connected to a main electrode (HE) of the triggerable spark gap (TF) and to a trigger electrode (TE) of the triggerable spark gap (TF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventor: Peter Bobert
  • Publication number: 20170077678
    Abstract: The invention specifies a surge protection element (100) comprising a first electrode (1), a second electrode (2) and a gas discharge chamber (10). The gas discharge chamber (10) is arranged between the first electrode (1) and the second electrode (2), wherein the surge protection element (100) comprises an intermediate electrode structure (3), which is arranged in the gas discharge chamber (10) and is electrically isolated from the first electrode and the second electrode (1, 2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Eduard DORSCH, Frank WERNER, Peter BOBERT, Thomas WESTEBBE
  • Publication number: 20160204603
    Abstract: A spark gap arrangement includes a triggerable spark gap and a trigger circuit. The spark gap arrangement also includes a first and a second charge storage device, a voltage limiting component, a trigger diode, a triggerable arresting element, and a transformer. The voltage limiting component and the trigger diode are designed to relay an input pulse in a specified voltage range and charge the first charge storage device. Furthermore, the trigger circuit is designed such that the triggerable arresting element is connected via the first charge storage device dependent on the voltage and discharges the second charge storage device via a primary side of the transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Bobert, Eduard Dorsch, Frank Werner