Patents by Inventor Rainer Hansen

Rainer Hansen 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: 10394704
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for testing a software program. The method of the present disclosure simulates, in a simulation process, a predetermined scenario on a test platform in a test scenario. The test platform in this simulation process generates output values based on input stimuli, and a dynamic adaption of the test scenario takes place during the simulation process based on the current state of the simulation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Norbert Wiechowski, Norman Hansen, Alexander Kugler, Stefan Kowalewski, Thomas Rambow, Rainer Busch
  • Patent number: 8626620
    Abstract: Methods and devices for charging a user for access to a service accessible via a communication network are disclosed. At least two charging-related states are defined for the communication network. A tariff proposal entity associated with the user determines one or more tariff proposals for charging the user for accessing the service and sends the one or more tariff proposals to a rating entity. The rating entity analyzes the one or more tariff proposals in relation to a current charging-related state of the at least two charging-related states, wherein it is determined if at least one of the one or more tariff proposals complies with at least one tariff setting associated with the current charging-related state. The rating entity further selects a tariff of the at least one complying tariff proposals for charging the user for access to the service and initiates a charging of the user for access to the service according to the selected tariff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Marko Schuba, Raphaël Quinet, Rainer Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100217696
    Abstract: Methods and devices for charging a user for access to a service accessible via a communication network are disclosed. At least two charging-related states are defined for the communication network. A tariff proposal entity associated with the user determines one or more tariff proposals for charging the user for accessing the service and sends the one or more tariff proposals to a rating entity. The rating entity analyzes the one or more tariff proposals in relation to a current charging-related state of the at least two charging-related states, wherein it is determined if at least one of the one or more tariff proposals complies with at least one tariff setting associated with the current charging-related state. The rating entity further selects a tariff of the at least one complying tariff proposals for charging the user for access to the service and initiates a charging of the user for access to the service according to the selected tariff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Marko Schuba, Raphaël Quinet, Rainer Hansen
  • Patent number: 6119501
    Abstract: A method of deforming an initial pipe having a circular cross-section into an U-shaped section and a device for carrying out the method wherein the inner surface of one half of the initial pipe rests in a positively engaging manner against the inner surface of the opposite half of the pipe, with the exception of lateral loop-shaped ear portions. The initial pipe is secured in its position by mandrels inserted in the ends of the pipe. Initially, the initial pipe is with its lower half at least over areas thereof supported by an abutment and the top half of the initial pipe is pressed in by a ledge-like top die with a convexly curved front portion located opposite the abutment until the top half of the initial pipe is pressed in until it makes contact with the diametrically oppositely located bottom half of the pipes so as to produce a U-shaped top half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Benteler AG
    Inventors: Rainer Hansen, Georg Wecker
  • Patent number: 5189790
    Abstract: A double walled pipe elbow with an intermediate space between an inner pipe and an outer pipe is formed by joining the ends of a straight inner pipe and a straight outer pipe. The two pipes are bent into a desired shape and then placed in a shaping recess in a shaping tool. Seal plugs are placed at the opposite ends of the pipe elbow. In the sealed condition, a pressurized medium is supplied through at least one end seal plug into the inner pipe and between the inner and the outer pipe for expanding the outer pipe into surface contact with the shaping recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Benteler Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Streubel, Rainer Hansen
  • Patent number: 5107693
    Abstract: A die (2) formed of two halves (4, 5) is placed in a container (7) filled with an incompressible liquid. The die halves have a plane of contact disposed in parallel relation with and spaced from the axis of a hollow member to be deformed within a die cavity formed by the die halves. Mandrils (15) are forced into sealing contact with the open ends of the hollow member by hydraulic cylinders. A high deformation pressure is supplied into the hollow member and the mandrils are secured in sealing contact with the hollow member against such pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Benteler Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Egon Olszewski, Rainer Hansen, Dieter Topker
  • Patent number: 4325268
    Abstract: A safety steering column assembly for automobiles comprising a steering shaft of variable axial length for connecting a steering wheel with a steering gear mechanism. A portion of the steering shaft adjacent the steering wheel is surrounded by a guide and support tube in which a bearing for turnably supporting the steering shaft is mounted. The guide and support tube, in turn, is surrounded by a corrugated tube serving as an impact absorber in which the corrugations of the tube are compressed into a block to reduce the axial length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Assignee: Benteler-Werke AG
    Inventors: Hubertus Benteler, Rainer Hansen, Egon Olszewski, Ferdinand Wecker
  • Patent number: 4319471
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a corrugated tube from a smooth walled starting tube comprises a pair of receiving mandrels aligned spaced from each other along a preferably vertical axis and movable toward and away from each other to be engaged in opposite end portions of a starting tube. The halves of split corrugation forming discs and the halves of an end member above the uppermost of the discs, coupled together for limited movement in axial direction, are respectively carried and guided for movement in axial direction by a pair of clamping jaws tiltable between an open position permitting to align a starting tube with the mandrels and a closed position closing the split discs and the split end member and fluid tightly clamping opposite end portions of the starting tube located about said mandrels respectively between one of the mandrels and the closed end member and between the other mandrel and the clamping jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Benteler-Werke AG
    Inventors: Hubertus Benteler, Rainer Hansen, Egon Olszewski, Ferdinand Wecker
  • Patent number: 4267718
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing a tube with successive corrugations of different configuration from a tubular blank of uniform diameter mainly comprises a central pin having a shaft portion fixed only at one end to a stationary support and having at the other end a radially enlarged head portion cooperating with radially inwardly movable clamping and forming jaws to clamp a portion of a tubular blank therebetween. The apparatus includes further a tubular member guided on the shaft portion of the central pin and movable in axial direction by hydraulically operated members cooperating therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Benteler-Werke AG
    Inventors: Hubertus Benteler, Egon Olszewski, Rainer Hansen, Ferdinand Wecker
  • Patent number: 4237713
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing a tube with successive corrugations from a tubular blank of constant diameter comprises a central pin having a shaft portion fixed only at one end to a stationary support and having at the other end a radially enlarged head portion cooperating with radially inwardly moving clamping and forming jaws to clamp a portion of a tubular blank therebetween. The apparatus includes further a tubular member guided on the shaft portion of the central pin and movable in axial direction by hydraulically operated members connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: Benteler-Werke AG
    Inventors: Hubertus Benteler, Egon Olszewski, Rainer Hansen, Ferdinand Wecker
  • Patent number: D418179
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: INTERLEGO AG
    Inventor: Kirstine Rainer Hansen