Patents by Inventor Rainer Müller

Rainer Müller 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: 10930908
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery module housing (2001, . . . 2004) for a battery pack (10), characterized in that: the battery module housing (2001, . . . 2004) can contain a large number of battery cells (100111, . . . 100432) which each have a large wall surface (1201, 1202) and a small wall surface (1301, 1302), of which small wall surface the surface area is less than a surface area of the large wall surface (1201, 1202), wherein the battery cells (100119, 100129, 100132, 100142, 100219, 100229, 100232, 100242, 100319, 100329, 100332, 100342, 100419, 100432) which can be arranged adjacent to outer sides of the battery pack (10) can be oriented in such a way that their large wall surfaces (1201, 1202) run along the outer sides, so that a force which acts on one of the outer sides can initially be received by one of the large wall surfaces (1201, 1202), and also to a battery module (201, 204), to a battery pack (10), to a battery, to a vehicle and also to a method for producing a battery module (201, . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Menig, Alfons Doerr, Andreas Lemke, Andreas Selent, Benjamin Mangold, Benjamin Kopp, Berengar Krieg, Carsten Mueller, Jochen Schweinbenz, Johannes Teuber, Marcus Hildenbrand, Maximilian Russ-Mohl, Stefan Baumann, Steffen Benz, Timo Kegel, Torsten Koller, Xiaofeng Yan, Christian Buder
  • Publication number: 20210016555
    Abstract: Unique insulation articles including corrosion inhibitors and methods of producing the same are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment is an article of manufacture comprising an insulation mat comprising a cured combination of a plurality of randomly oriented fibers and a binder, the insulation mat extending between a first surface and a second surface, a veil attached to the first surface, the veil structured to inhibit physical movement of the cured combination through the veil, a metal sheet attached to the second surface by a water-containing adhesive contacting the metal sheet and the second surface, and a corrosion inhibitor composition deposited on the cured combination of the insulation mat, the corrosion inhibitor composition being effective to modify toward neutral a pH of the cured combination in contact with water from the water-containing adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Gert Rainer MUELLER, Christopher George HARDY, Michael Dean HOOPS, Walter Andrew JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20200403303
    Abstract: A lightning rod for protecting an antenna system involves a lightning rod having a plurality of sections. Each section of the plurality of sections has a dimension. The dimension is less than a quarter of a wavelength according to an operating frequency of the antenna system to be protected. The plurality of sections is inductively coupled. The lightning rod can also be part of a group of lightning rods, and a system of a lightning rod or a group of lightning rods with an antenna system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ralf LORCH, Rainer MUELLER, Markus FORKEL
  • Publication number: 20200338663
    Abstract: An ultrasonic welding device includes a sonotrode emitting longitudinal vibrations in the direction of a longitudinal sonotrode axis which comprises a work surface on a sonotrode head and an anvil. A weldment accommodation for a weld deposit is between the work surface ‘p’ and a counterface of the anvil. The ultrasonic welding device includes a stop device for defining the welding position with respect to the work surface. The counterface is disposed at an inclination a towards the longitudinal sonotrode axis such that when the counterface is inclined downward towards a vibration node adjacent to the work surface, distance a between the work surface and the counterface continuously increases towards the vibration node, and when the counterface is inclined upward towards a vibration node adjacent to the work surface distance a is essentially constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Mueller, Rainer Wagenbach
  • Publication number: 20200331583
    Abstract: An internal cladding part for cladding a fuselage structure of an aircraft is disclosed having a first cover layer that extends in a planar manner, a second cover layer that extends in a planar manner, a core layer which is disposed between the first and the second cover layer and is connected to the first and the second cover layer and defines a receptacle cavity, and an insulation structure having a porous insulation core and an evacuated film sheath that encases the insulation core in a gas-tight manner. The insulation structure is disposed in the receptacle cavity between the first and the second cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer MÜLLER, Ralf SCHLIWA
  • Publication number: 20200331885
    Abstract: Preparation of optionally substituted dihydroisoquinolines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd Mueller, Michael Rack, Michael Seet, Ms. Ana Escribano Cuesta, Jan Klaas Lohmann, Georg Christoph Rudolf, Markus Nett, Rainer Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20200324648
    Abstract: A method for shifting a PTO transmission includes selecting a PTO output speed from one of a first PTO speed and a second PTO speed of the PTO transmission, operating the PTO transmission in a reduced power mode at the selected PTO speed, the reduced power mode providing lower power to the PTO transmission at the selected PTO speed than a normal operating mode, comparing an instantaneous drive power to a maximum drive power in the reduced power mode, and when the instantaneous drive power exceeds the maximum drive power, automatically shifting the PTO transmission under load from the reduced power mode to the normal operating mode and automatically adjusting a transmission ratio of a vehicle transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: David Müller, Rainer Gugel
  • Patent number: 10782270
    Abstract: A photoacoustic sensor device may include a housing and first and second ceramic cavity packages disposed in the housing. The first ceramic cavity package may include a first sidewall having a first set of electrical contact elements, a first cavity structure, and a light source electrically coupled to the first set of electrical contact elements. The second ceramic cavity package may include a second sidewall having a second set of electrical contact elements, a second cavity structure, and a photoacoustic detector electrically coupled to the second set of electrical contact elements. The first and second ceramic cavity packages may be arranged such that the light source and the photoacoustic detector face one another, and oriented such that the first and second sets of electrical contact elements align with electrical contact points of a PCB when the photoacoustic sensor device is positioned over the PCB for coupling to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Horst Theuss, Rainer Markus Schaller, Thomas Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200284323
    Abstract: A powershift transmission for an agricultural machine includes a transmission housing, an input shaft unit and an output shaft, wherein the input shaft unit and the output shaft extend at least at a distance within the transmission housing. An auxiliary shaft is arranged within the housing parallel to but offset between the input shaft unit and the output shaft. The input shaft unit and the auxiliary shaft are connected to one another via a front-mounted range unit, and the auxiliary shaft and the output shaft are connected to one another via a rear-mounted range unit. The front-mounted and rear mounted range units each includes at least two gear wheel pairs. The input shaft unit is formed from a main input shaft and an auxiliary input shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID MÜLLER, RAINER GUGEL, FRANK BUHRKE, MICHAEL SCHUMANN
  • Publication number: 20200284340
    Abstract: A method is provided for configuring different numbers of gearshift variants in a stepped powershift transmission for an agricultural working machine. The method includes providing a transmission unit, a front-mounted range unit, a gear reduction unit, a rear-mounted range unit, a housing, a drive shaft, a lay shaft an output shaft, and a hydraulic control arrangement. The same transmission unit is used for all the numbers of gearshift variants while an identical spatial orientation of the shafts is maintained for all the numbers of gearshift variants. The method further includes adapting exclusively the gearshift variants by varying the front-mounted range unit or the rear-mounted range unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID MÜLLER, RAINER GUGEL, FRANK BUHRKE, MICHAEL SCHUMANN
  • Publication number: 20200284324
    Abstract: A powershift transmission for an agricultural machine includes a transmission housing, an input shaft and an output shaft unit. The input shaft and the output shaft unit extend at least at a distance within the transmission housing. The transmission also includes an auxiliary shaft arranged within the transmission housing and offset between the input shaft and the output shaft unit. The input shaft and the auxiliary shaft are connected to one another via a front-mounted range unit, and the auxiliary shaft and the output shaft unit are connected to one another via a rear-mounted range unit. Each range unit includes at least two individual gear wheel pairs which are coupled or decoupled. The output shaft unit includes a main output shaft and an auxiliary output shaft coupled to one another via a reduction gear unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer Gugel, Frank Buhrke, David Müller, Andrew Rekow, Thomas Ore, Michael Schumann
  • Publication number: 20200284322
    Abstract: A powershift transmission for an agricultural machine includes a transmission housing, an input shaft unit and an output shaft, wherein the input shaft unit and the output shaft extend at least in sections within the transmission housing. An auxiliary shaft is arranged parallel to but offset between the input shaft unit and the output shaft. The input shaft unit and the auxiliary shaft are connected to one another via a front-mounted range unit, and the auxiliary shaft and the output shaft are connected to one another via a rear-mounted range unit. The front-mounted and rear mounted range units each includes at least two gear wheel pairs, the at least two gear wheel pairs being individually coupled or decoupled. The auxiliary shaft unit includes a first auxiliary shaft and a second auxiliary shaft, where the first and second auxiliary shafts are coupled to one another via a reduction gear unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID MÜLLER, RAINER GUGEL, FRANK BUHRKE, MICHAEL SCHUMANN
  • Patent number: 10723225
    Abstract: A PTO transmission includes a PTO control system, an input shaft, a first output shaft, a parallel intermediate shaft, a second output shaft coaxially disposed with respect to the first output shaft, four gear pairs disposed so that the input shaft comprises two gears, the first output shaft comprises three gears, the intermediate shaft comprises two gears, and the second output shaft comprises one gear. Two gear pairs are in engagement between the input shaft and the first output shaft, one gear pair is in engagement between the first output shaft and the intermediate shaft, and one gear pair is in engagement between the input shaft and the second output shaft. At least one gear of each gear pair is shiftable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: David Müller, Rainer Gugel
  • Patent number: 10717262
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for unpacking a component 16 manufactured by means of a generative manufacturing process, from a particulate material fill 18. In the method, an auxiliary frame 20 having a vertical circumferential wall structure 22, open downward, is arranged above a vertical circumferential wall structure 12 of a construction box 10. In addition, a construction platform 14 of the construction box 10 is displaced upward, so that the particulate material fill 18 containing the component 16 is transferred from the construction box 10 to the auxiliary frame 20. In addition, the auxiliary frame 20 with the particulate material fill 18 containing the component, and the construction box 10 are moved away from each other, and the component 16 is unpacked from the particulate material fill 18 at least in part and is removed from the auxiliary frame 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua, Maximilian Baumann, Wolfgang Seeger, Renate Ratzenberger, Lisa Huber
  • Patent number: 10695981
    Abstract: A coating device arrangement 1 for a 3D printer 100 is described, comprising a coating device 3 having a carrier structure 21a to 21c and a container 17 fixed to the carrier structure, defining an inner cavity for receiving particulate construction material, which leads to an opening for outputting the particulate construction material, a vibration device 23 configured to vibrate particulate construction material received in the container and thereby to influence the discharge of construction material from the opening, and a stroking member 15a attached to the coating device, configured to stroke particulate construction material output from the opening to thereby level and/or compress the output particulate material, and/or a closing device 31 configured to selectively close the opening and comprising a closing member 31a attached to the coating device 3, wherein the stroking member 15a and/or the closing member 31a are fixed to the carrier structure to be vibration-decoupled from the vibration generated by
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Patent number: 10695954
    Abstract: A coating device arrangement 1 for a 3D printer is disclosed, comprising a coating device 3 having a container 17 defining an inner cavity for receiving particulate construction material which leads to an opening for outputting the particulate construction material, and a stroking member 15a, by which a stroking surface is formed which is directed downward, and which is configured to stroke over construction material output from the opening using the stroking surface to thereby level and/or compress the output particulate material. The coating device arrangement 1 further comprises a setting device 13 which is configured to variably set an inclination angle of the stroking surface 15a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Patent number: 10667933
    Abstract: A delivery system is equipped with a self expanding stent for implantation into a blood vessel, in particular in the region of the aortic arch. The stent has a hollow cylindrical body which is radially compressed for implantation. A pull-back sheath which surrounds the stent and which radially compresses it is also provided for positioning and releasing the stent in the blood vessel. The pull-back sheath has a highly flexible front section which surrounds the stent and which maintains said stent in its compressed state, and has further a more rigid rear section which is connected to the front section and which is designed to transmit torsional and traction forces to the front section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: JOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Kaufmann, Hardy Mueller, Rainer Lesmeister, Michael Braun, John Geis
  • Patent number: 10670124
    Abstract: An infinitely variable transmission (IVT) provides a plurality of transmission modes. At least one mode is a serial mode and at least one other mode is a split-path mode. The serial mode may provide a powered zero and creeper ground speeds. The split-path mode(s) may provide higher field speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew K. Rekow, Rainer Gugel, David Mueller, Thomas G. Ore, Dennis L. Jeffries
  • Publication number: 20200164958
    Abstract: A cladding element having a heating layer in a sandwich construction. In the case of a cladding element in a sandwich construction for an interior space of an aircraft, the cladding element includes a core layer and a first cover layer. The first cover layer forms a visible side of the cladding element. An electrically heating layer extends at least across a sub-face of the first cover layer and serves for generating heat for emission through the first cover layer is disposed between the core layer and the first cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer Müller, Andreas Baatz, Dietmar Voelkle, Florian Hesselbach, Tobias Lechner, Norbert Staudigel, Benjamin Joemann
  • Patent number: D892015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Mueller, Dirk Juergens