Patents by Inventor Robert Krueger

Robert Krueger 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: 20220311232
    Abstract: A differential protection device monitors a first object to be protected in an electrical energy supply network. The differential protection device has a measuring unit configured to acquire measurement values at one end of the first object to be protected, a communication unit configured to exchange measurement values with a differential protection device arranged at another end of the first object to be protected, the communication unit has a physical interface for transmitting and receiving the measurement values, and an evaluation unit configured to form a differential value and to generate a fault signal indicating a fault with regard to the first object to be protected if the differential value exceeds a predefined threshold value. Ideally, the differential protection device is configured to monitor further objects to be protected and to exchange respective further measurement values with regard to each further object to be protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias Gross, Torsten Kerger, Sven Krueger-Gramatte, Robert Matussek, Andreas Regenbrecht, Torsten Schumacher
  • Patent number: 11422020
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes a truck having wheels for engaging a railroad track, a bolster supported by the truck, and a tank supported by the bolster for storing a lading. A measurement system measures the level of the lading within the tank and includes gauges and a controller. The gauges are disposed at selected points on the bolster for sensing at least one of lateral and longitudinal localized displacement experienced by the bolster during motion of the rail vehicle. The controller calculates the level of the lading within the tank and compensates for changes in the level of the lading during motion of the rail vehicle in response to signals generated by the gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventors: Darrell Robert Krueger, Corey D. Wills
  • Publication number: 20220232806
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for resisting intrusion by a pest. In one implementation, a reservoir extends between a proximal end and a distal end, and the reservoir defines an interior. A basin is mounted to the reservoir. The basin has a basin body and a basin surface. A sleeve assembly has a sleeve body and a port defined in the sleeve body. A tensioner translationally mounts the sleeve body relative to the basin body. The sleeve body translates distally from an accessible position to an occluded position when a weight applied to the sleeve assembly exceeds a weight threshold set by the tensioner. The accessible position includes bird food on the basin surface being accessible through the port. The occluded position includes the port being disposed distal to the basin surface such that the bird food on the basin surface is inaccessible through the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: John Bruno, Stephen Combs, Lindsey Nifong, Robert Donegan, Bryan Krueger
  • Publication number: 20220234876
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating containers includes a handling device for the containers wherein the handling devices has a movable carrier with which the containers can be moved on a transport path, and wherein the handling devices is assigned at least one handling station, wherein the transport speed of the handling device can be controlled in such a way that the transport speed of the handling device can be synchronised with the transport speed of the transport device and/or a further transport device during transfer and/or discharge of the containers and the transport speed of the handling device can be reduced after the transfer of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Tobias RAITH, Martin KAMMERL, Klaus VOTH, Eduard HANDSCHUH, Robert AUMER, Jochen KRUEGER, Michael NEUBAUER
  • Patent number: 11385091
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes a truck having wheels for engaging a railroad track, a bolster supported by the truck, and a tank supported by the bolster for storing a lading. A measurement system measures the level of the lading within the tank and includes gauges and a controller. The gauges are disposed at selected points on the bolster for sensing at least one of lateral and longitudinal localized displacement experienced by the bolster during motion of the rail vehicle. The controller calculates the level of the lading within the tank and compensates for changes in the level of the lading during motion of the rail vehicle in response to signals generated by the gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventors: Darrell Robert Krueger, Corey D. Wills
  • Publication number: 20220212515
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stabilizer assembly of a two-track vehicle for stabilizing a rolling movement, the stabilizer assembly being operable on at least two different spring characteristics, comprising a first and a second stabilizer half, each coupled to a wheel of the vehicle, wherein the first and the second stabilizer halves are coupled such that they can rotate relative to each other about their longitudinal axis by means of a spring element, whereby the stabilizer is operable with a first spring characteristic, and wherein the first and the second stabilizer halves can be hydraulically coupled such that they can rotate relative to each other about their longitudinal axis by means of a hydraulic actuator, whereby the stabilizer is operable using at least one second spring characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Krueger, Daniel Schröder, Thomas Schrüllkamp, Alexander Stichling, Simon Hofrichter
  • Patent number: 11161386
    Abstract: A switchable stabilizer assembly of a vehicle, in particular for roll stabilization. The stabilizer assembly includes a first stabilizer half and a second stabilizer half, both coupled to a wheel of the vehicle, where the first and second stabilizer halves are coupled rotatably relative to each other about their longitudinal axis by a hydraulic actuator. The actuator has at least two working chambers filled with a hydraulic medium and has at least one fluid-conducting connection of variable flow cross section between the at least two working chambers. The working chambers are not elastically deformable. Instead, a spring element is arranged in the at least two working chambers and/or in at least two further working chambers of the actuator and is supported between a rotor and a stator of the actuator. The flow cross section of the fluid-conducting connection can be varied depending on the vibration frequency of the stabilizer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Prashant Dhanraj, Stefan Haeusler, Christoph Kilian, Robert Krueger, Maximilian Meissner
  • Publication number: 20210318158
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes a truck having wheels for engaging a railroad track, a bolster supported by the truck, and a tank supported by the bolster for storing a lading. A measurement system measures the level of the lading within the tank and includes gauges and a controller. The gauges are disposed at selected points on the bolster for sensing at least one of lateral and longitudinal localized displacement experienced by the bolster during motion of the rail vehicle. The controller calculates the level of the lading within the tank and compensates for changes in the level of the lading during motion of the rail vehicle in response to signals generated by the gauges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventors: Darrell Robert Krueger, Corey D. Wills
  • Publication number: 20210318157
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes a truck having wheels for engaging a railroad track, a bolster supported by the truck, and a tank supported by the bolster for storing a lading. A measurement system measures the level of the lading within the tank and includes gauges and a controller. The gauges are disposed at selected points on the bolster for sensing at least one of lateral and longitudinal localized displacement experienced by the bolster during motion of the rail vehicle. The controller calculates the level of the lading within the tank and compensates for changes in the level of the lading during motion of the rail vehicle in response to signals generated by the gauges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventors: Darrell Robert Krueger, Corey D. Wills
  • Patent number: 11099048
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes a truck having wheels for engaging a railroad track, a bolster supported by the truck, and a tank supported by the bolster for storing a lading. A measurement system measures the level of the lading within the tank and includes gauges and a controller. The gauges are disposed at selected points on the bolster for sensing at least one of lateral and longitudinal localized displacement experienced by the bolster during motion of the rail vehicle. The controller calculates the level of the lading within the tank and compensates for changes in the level of the lading during motion of the rail vehicle in response to signals generated by the gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventors: Darrell Robert Krueger, Corey D. Wills
  • Publication number: 20200348033
    Abstract: A device for cleaning air, particularly outdoors, includes at least one housing (2) having at least one air inlet (3), filter means (4, 5), at least one fan (6), and at least one air outlet (8, 108, 208). The device is inexpensive and easy to use, and enables the user to remove pollutants from air at arbitrary times at arbitrary location because the device is transportable and implemented for positioning at different installation sites. The device may include transport means (11), particularly a chassis (11) having wheels (12). An arrangement may include a plurality of devices for cleaning air, and a software-based application, particularly a smartphone application, may be used for controlling the plurality of devices for cleaning air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Krüger
  • Patent number: 10768924
    Abstract: Implementations directed to providing a computer-implemented method for automating vehicle feature updates, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising receiving telematics data identifying an actual usage of a vehicle; performing a gap analysis between the actual usage of the vehicle and an expected usage of the vehicle; determining a feature update based on the gap analysis; providing the feature update to a product engineering module when the feature cannot be implemented by a software update; and providing the feature update to an onboard computer system when the feature can be implemented by a software update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Eric Philippe Henri Schaeffer, Robert Krueger, Teodoro Lio, Scott Anthony Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 10723050
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a seal assembly for attachment to a vehicle having a securing point spaced from a vehicle point at a distance with an apparatus having first and second receptacles defining a cavity, and a bracket apparatus defining a bracket cavity, including: forming a first strip having a first body with first ends; forming a second strip having a second body with second ends; positioning one first end into the first receptacle with the first body adjacent to the bracket cavity; positioning one second end into the second receptacle; forming a molding bonding the strips together to define a mold point; forming a bracket with a receiver at a receiver point, and an interface bonded to the first body spaced such that a distance between the receiver point of the bonded bracket and the mold point is equal to the distance between the securing and vehicle points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Thomson, Stephen J. Murree, Tom Groters, Robert Krueger, Marko Josten
  • Publication number: 20200198435
    Abstract: A switchable stabilizer assembly of a vehicle, in particular for roll stabilization. The stabilizer assembly includes a first stabilizer half and a second stabilizer half, both coupled to a wheel of the vehicle, where the first and second stabilizer halves are coupled rotatably relative to each other about their longitudinal axis by a hydraulic actuator. The actuator has at least two working chambers filled with a hydraulic medium and has at least one fluid-conducting connection of variable flow cross section between the at least two working chambers. The working chambers are not elastically deformable. Instead, a spring element is arranged in the at least two working chambers and/or in at least two further working chambers of the actuator and is supported between a rotor and a stator of the actuator. The flow cross section of the fluid-conducting connection can be varied depending on the vibration frequency of the stabilizer assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Prashant DHANRAJ, Stefan HAEUSLER, Christoph KILIAN, Robert KRUEGER, Maximilian MEISSNER
  • Publication number: 20200125356
    Abstract: Implementations directed to providing a computer-implemented method for automating vehicle feature updates, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising receiving telematics data identifying an actual usage of a vehicle; performing a gap analysis between the actual usage of the vehicle and an expected usage of the vehicle; determining a feature update based on the gap analysis; providing the feature update to a product engineering module when the feature cannot be implemented by a software update; and providing the feature update to an onboard computer system when the feature can be implemented by a software update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Eric Philippe Henri Schaeffer, Robert Krueger, Teodoro Lio, Scott Anthony Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 10550956
    Abstract: A locking pin assembly having a body including a wall defining an interior space and having at least one aperture therethrough for allowing fluid communication between the interior space and an exterior environment. A barrel defines a bore and has an outer wall with external threads. A pin travels longitudinally within the interior space of the body and the bore of the barrel. A spring actuated assembly maintains an end of the pin in an extended position relative to an end of the barrel when no force is applied to the pin and allows the pin to retract relative to the end of the barrel when a force is applied to the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventor: Darrell Robert Krueger
  • Patent number: 10545751
    Abstract: Implementations directed to providing a computer-implemented method for automating vehicle feature updates, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising receiving telematics data identifying an actual usage of a vehicle; performing a gap analysis between the actual usage of the vehicle and an expected usage of the vehicle; determining a feature update based on the gap analysis; providing the feature update to a product engineering module when the feature cannot be implemented by a software update; and providing the feature update to an onboard computer system when the feature can be implemented by a software update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Eric Philippe Henri Schaeffer, Robert Krueger, Teodoro Lio, Scott Anthony Ellsworth
  • Publication number: 20190160716
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a seal assembly for attachment to a vehicle having a securing point spaced from a vehicle point at a distance with an apparatus having first and second receptacles defining a cavity, and a bracket apparatus defining a bracket cavity, including: forming a first strip having a first body with first ends; forming a second strip having a second body with second ends; positioning one first end into the first receptacle with the first body adjacent to the bracket cavity; positioning one second end into the second receptacle; forming a molding bonding the strips together to define a mold point; forming a bracket with a receiver at a receiver point, and an interface bonded to the first body spaced such that a distance between the receiver point of the bonded bracket and the mold point is equal to the distance between the securing and vehicle points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Matt Thomson, Stephen J. Murree, Tom Groters, Robert Krueger, Marko Josten
  • Publication number: 20190102161
    Abstract: Implementations directed to providing a computer-implemented method for automating vehicle feature updates, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising receiving telematics data identifying an actual usage of a vehicle; performing a gap analysis between the actual usage of the vehicle and an expected usage of the vehicle; determining a feature update based on the gap analysis; providing the feature update to a product engineering module when the feature cannot be implemented by a software update; and providing the feature update to an onboard computer system when the feature can be implemented by a software update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Eric Philippe Henri Schaeffer, Robert Krueger, Teodoro Lio, Scott Anthony Ellsworth
  • Publication number: 20180363800
    Abstract: A locking pin assembly having a body including a wall defining an interior space and having at least one aperture therethrough for allowing fluid communication between the interior space and an exterior environment. A barrel defines a bore and has an outer wall with external threads. A pin travels longitudinally within the interior space of the body and the bore of the barrel. A spring actuated assembly maintains an end of the pin in an extended position relative to an end of the barrel when no force is applied to the pin and allows the pin to retract relative to the end of the barrel when a force is applied to the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Darrell Robert Krueger