Patents by Inventor Robert Loch

Robert Loch 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: 20200223304
    Abstract: A method for integrating a high-voltage accumulator having at least one accumulator module into a support structure of a motor vehicle, wherein the following is performed: providing a housing part, which has a base plate and a frame-like edge extending around the base plate; arranging the at least one accumulator module on the housing part and/or on the support structure; arranging the edge of the housing part below and on a frame structure formed of supports of the support structure; and fastening the housing part to the support structure. An accumulator housing for the at least one accumulator module is thus formed. A housing interior of the accumulator housing is delimited by a bottom part of the support structure, which bottom part covers the frame structure toward a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle, and by the housing part and the frame structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ramil BIKMUKHAMETOV, Andreas BURJA, Richard EILETZ, Martin EIS, Thomas HERRMANN, Herwig KERSTAN, Robert LOCH, Siegfried MASSUN, Marcus RAEPPLE, Christoph WARKOTSCH
  • Patent number: 10577022
    Abstract: A body structure for a passenger car has B-pillar reinforcements of which each have an upper attachment section for attachment to the roof area and a lower attachment section for attachment to the floor assembly or to a side sill. The B-pillar reinforcements are formed as integral tubes made of high-strength steel material and, between the lower attachment sections of the tubes and the upper attachment sections thereof, have a curved course having a constant radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Robert Loch
  • Patent number: 10427723
    Abstract: A vehicle body is disclosed. The vehicle body includes a lateral sill panel device made of fiber-reinforced plastic, which is formed as a hollow profile with an external wall element as an impact face, and a floorpan structure including a transverse seat support made of fiber-reinforced plastic, which extends in the Y-direction of the vehicle body substantially to the external wall element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lennart Keuthage, Robert Loch
  • Patent number: 10286956
    Abstract: An impact protection element for a vehicle is disclosed. The impact protection element includes a side sill composed of fiber-reinforced plastic, where the side sill is formed as a hollow profiled element and includes an outer wall element, which forms an impact surface, and an inner wall element, which lies opposite the outer wall element and can be connected to a vehicle structure. A reinforcing element composed of fiber-reinforced plastic is disposed in the side sill and includes at least one flat connecting surface which connects the outer wall element to the inner wall element and is oriented substantially parallel to the XY plane of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lennart Keuthage, Robert Loch
  • Patent number: 10173462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rim assembly for a vehicle having a rim having an axial inside facing the vehicle and an axial outside facing away from the vehicle, a rim flange designed on the axial outside of the rim, and a first groove designed in the rim. The first groove is arranged in the rim flange or axially outside of the rim flange, and a disc-shaped cover, which covers the axial outside of the rim. The radially outer edge of the cover inserts in the first groove and a first elastic element in the first groove clamps the radial outside edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Gielisch, Robert Loch
  • Patent number: 9981714
    Abstract: A frame assembly is provided for a two-wheeled vehicle, in particular for a bicycle, including: a main frame, which has a head tube for connecting to a front wheel mount and a saddle connection for connecting to a saddle; and a drive-train swing arm pivotably connected to the main frame. The drive-train swing arm includes a wheel suspension for a rear wheel to be driven and a pedal-crank drive having a pedal crank for driving the rear wheel by muscle force of a rider. The pedal-crank drive is associated with the drive-train swing arm. The drive-train swing arm is pivotably connected to the main frame by a multijoint assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Bobinger, Fabian Bachmann, Udo Ochner, Robert Loch
  • Publication number: 20180057073
    Abstract: A vehicle body is disclosed. The vehicle body includes a lateral sill panel device made of fiber-reinforced plastic, which is formed as a hollow profile with an external wall element as an impact face, and a floorpan structure including a transverse seat support made of fiber-reinforced plastic, which extends in the Y-direction of the vehicle body substantially to the external wall element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Lennart KEUTHAGE, Robert LOCH
  • Publication number: 20180057062
    Abstract: An impact protection element for a vehicle is disclosed. The impact protection element includes a side sill composed of fiber-reinforced plastic, where the side sill is formed as a hollow profiled element and includes an outer wall element, which forms an impact surface, and an inner wall element, which lies opposite the outer wall element and can be connected to a vehicle structure. A reinforcing element composed of fiber-reinforced plastic is disposed in the side sill and includes at least one flat connecting surface which connects the outer wall element to the inner wall element and is oriented substantially parallel to the XY plane of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Lennart KEUTHAGE, Robert LOCH
  • Publication number: 20170327154
    Abstract: A body structure for a passenger car has B-pillar reinforcements of which each have an upper attachment section for attachment to the roof area and a lower attachment section for attachment to the floor assembly or to a side sill. The B-pillar reinforcements are formed as integral tubes made of high-strength steel material and, between the lower attachment sections of the tubes and the upper attachment sections thereof, have a curved course having a constant radius of curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert HARRISON, Robert LOCH
  • Publication number: 20160167731
    Abstract: A frame assembly is provided for a two-wheeled vehicle, in particular for a bicycle, including: a main frame, which has a head tube for connecting to a front wheel mount and a saddle connection for connecting to a saddle; and a drive-train swing arm pivotably connected to the main frame. The drive-train swing arm includes a wheel suspension for a rear wheel to be driven and a pedal-crank drive having a pedal crank for driving the rear wheel by muscle force of a rider. The pedal-crank drive is associated with the drive-train swing arm. The drive-train swing arm is pivotably connected to the main frame by a multijoint assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Robert BOBINGER, Fabian BACHMANN, Udo OCHNER, Robert LOCH
  • Publication number: 20160001593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rim assembly for a vehicle having a rim having an axial inside facing the vehicle and an axial outside facing away from the vehicle, a rim flange designed on the axial outside of the rim, and a first groove designed in the rim. The first groove is arranged in the rim flange or axially outside of the rim flange, and a disc-shaped cover, which covers the axial outside of the rim. The radially outer edge of the cover inserts in the first groove and a first elastic element in the first groove clamps the radial outside edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Sebastian GIELISCH, Robert LOCH
  • Patent number: 6978902
    Abstract: An skateboard security rack having a pair of support members defining a slot therebetween for receiving the deck of a skateboard. At least one of the support members has a width smaller than the wheelbase of the skateboard received in the slot. Locking structure between the support members and across the top of the slot retains the skateboard within the slot. The locking structure may be separate elements coupled to each of the support members and a lock therebetween. Alternatively, the locking structure may be a lock such as a conventional U-shape lock. If separate elements coupled to each of the support members are used, they may be fixed in place, or movable such as longitudinally slideable along the support members. The support members may be elongated hollow or solid members, or formed in panels. The support members are desirably hollow tubes bent into inverted U-shapes. Bases of the support members may be mounted to a variety of base surfaces such as flat or curvilinear, horizontal or vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Curt Robert Loch
  • Patent number: 6940255
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system providing a battery charge indicator for an implantable medical device, such as using a lithium/carbon monofluoride (CFx) or other battery. Capacity vs. voltage data from a separate characterizing battery into a characterizing load impedance is stored in memory, such as in a lookup table or as a regression equation fitted to the data. For the actual battery of interest, then, a battery terminal voltage and a corresponding load current are measured, and a load impedance is calculated. A translation is performed to make the measured battery voltage and the characterizing capacity vs. voltage data comparable, so that a capacity reading can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Loch
  • Publication number: 20050088145
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system providing a battery charge indicator for an implantable medical device, such as using a lithium/carbon monofluoride (CFx) or other battery. Capacity vs. voltage data from a separate characterizing battery into a characterizing load impedance is stored in memory, such as in a lookup table or as a regression equation fitted to the data. For the actual battery of interest, then, a battery terminal voltage and a corresponding load current are measured, and a load impedance is calculated. A translation is performed to make the measured battery voltage and the characterizing capacity vs. voltage data comparable, so that a capacity reading can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventor: Robert Loch
  • Publication number: 20040182797
    Abstract: An improved skateboard security rack having a pair of support members defining a slot therebetween for receiving the deck of a skateboard. At least one of the support members has a width smaller than the wheelbase of the skateboard received in the slot. Locking structure between the support members and across the top of the slot retains the skateboard within the slot. The locking structure may be separate elements coupled to each of the support members and a lock therebetween. Alternatively, the locking structure may be a lock such as a conventional U-shape lock. If separate elements coupled to each of the support members are used, they may be fixed in place, or movable such as longitudinally slideable along the support members. The support members may be elongated hollow or solid members, or formed in panels. The support members are desirably hollow tubes bent into inverted U-shapes. Bases of the support members may be mounted to a variety of base surfaces such as flat or curvilinear, horizontal or vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Curt Robert Loch