Patents by Inventor Roland Mair

Roland Mair 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: 10647323
    Abstract: A method of controlling a creep mode of a motor vehicle with a drive train having a drive unit (1), a gear mechanism (2) and a friction clutch (4) arranged between the drive unit (1) and the gear mechanism (2). The creep function, for controlling the creep mode, having a first partial function for controlling the creep mode, in a case of an activated brake pedal (15), and a second partial function for controlling a creep mode, in a case of a non-activated brake pedal (15). The first partial function of the creep function is only activated once the second partial function of the creep function is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Bemetz, Roland Mair, Achim Chiandetti, Thomas Jäger
  • Patent number: 10619662
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw (10) including a head (12), a shaft (14), and a thread (16), with the thread (16) having at least two different thread sections (18, 20), with an external diameter DGn of a thread section (18) near the head being smaller than an external diameter DGf of a thread section (20) distant from the head and greater than an external diameter DSf of the shaft (14) in the area of the thread section (20) distant from the head. According to the invention it is provided that the thread (16) extends up to the bottom of the head (12). The invention further relates to a fastening arrangement (24), the use thereof, and a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Mair, Marc Comoth
  • Patent number: 10502251
    Abstract: A structural assembly includes a first member and a second member. The first member has at least one fastener receptacle and at least one shear pocket formed in the member side. The Shear pocket has a pocket cross-section. The second member has at least one shear boss protruding outwardly from the second member, the shear boss has a boss cross-section shaped complementary to the pocket cross-section. The shear boss is configured to be received with the shear pocket and transfer only shear load between the first member and the second member. The structural assembly includes a tension fastener configured to engage the fastener receptacle and couple the first member to the second member and transfer only tension load therebetween at least during an initial transfer of the shear load between the first member and the second member by the shear boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bejan Banihashemi, Alex de Marne, Russell Keck, Roland Mair
  • Publication number: 20190368529
    Abstract: A facade panel screw for the optimized fastening of facade panel elements to a substructure has a head having a very large diameter, a subsequent, essentially cylindrical shaft section (22) extending along a central longitudinal axis (A) and a subsequent tip region (23). The shaft section (22) includes, as viewed from the head, a threadless underhead section (24), a stop collar (25) and a threaded section (28). The thread in a first part (26) of the threaded section (28) subsequent to the stop collar (25) has an outer diameter Dr, which is attenuated compared to the thread in a second part (27) with outer diameter Dn, over several convolutions, so that Dr<Dn. This threaded section 26 allows a controlled overwinding of the facade panel screw in use. A corresponding fastening arrangement includes a facade panel, a substructure for transferring the load to a building surface and the facade panel screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Mair, Oliver Bachmann, Markus Andersag
  • Patent number: 10487931
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for actuating a differential lock of a differential in a motor vehicle drive-train, such that when a locking command has been issued the differential lock is engaged as soon as there is essentially no rotational speed difference at the differential lock (S8). To carry out a comfort-orientated actuation of the differential lock, when the locking command has been issued but before the differential lock is engaged, it is first checked whether there is a rotational speed difference at the differential lock (S6). If there is a rotational speed difference, this is automatically reduced before the differential lock is engaged (S7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventor: Roland Mair
  • Publication number: 20190337129
    Abstract: A sleeve (20) for centering fasteners during the assembly of components such as facade elements on the substructure of a building envelope includes a sleeve body (23) and a connection bracket (25). The sleeve body (23) has a plurality of sleeve elements (21, 22) which are grouped around a central center axis A and are spaced apart from each other by gaps running in the sleeve longitudinal direction. At least a first (21) and a second (22) sleeve piece are connected to each other at an axial longitudinal end of the sleeve body (23) by a separable connection bracket (25), preferably the connection bracket is separable via predetermined breaking points. Such a sleeve is used in the construction of facades, wherein it is inserted into a pilot hole of a facade element, the connection bracket is broken off and a fastener is inserted into the sleeve. Driving the fastener centers the fastener in the sleeve and the sleeve is removed from the pilot hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Mair, Erich Palm
  • Publication number: 20190195259
    Abstract: A structural assembly includes a first member and a second member. The first member has at least one fastener receptacle and at least one shear pocket formed in the member side. The Shear pocket has a pocket cross-section. The second member has at least one shear boss protruding outwardly from the second member, the shear boss has a boss cross-section shaped complementary to the pocket cross-section. The shear boss is configured to be received with the shear pocket and transfer only shear load between the first member and the second member. The structural assembly includes a tension fastener configured to engage the fastener receptacle and couple the first member to the second member and transfer only tension load therebetween at least during an initial transfer of the shear load between the first member and the second member by the shear boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Bejan Banihashemi, Alex de Marne, Russell Keck, Roland Mair
  • Publication number: 20190186756
    Abstract: A heating appliance, in particular an oven, has a housing enclosing a heatable interior, wherein the interior is bounded at the rear by a rear wall and at the front by a door, which in a closed position closes a housing opening allowing access to the interior, wherein at least one product support for products to be heated, which can be removed from the housing after the door has been opened, is accommodated in the housing, a bulkhead movably guided by guide means between an operating position located in the region of the rear wall and a closed position, in which it is pulled out into the region of the housing opening and closes the housing opening substantially completely, is located in the interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Roland Tiefnig, Simon Mair
  • Publication number: 20190186757
    Abstract: A guide device for guiding a goods carrier within a housing has at least two guide units which are each, at a transverse distance from one another, on the one hand fixed to the housing and on the other hand coupled to the goods carrier, and which guide the goods carrier through a traversing movement between a slid-in operating position and a pulled-out position in which it is at least partially drawn out of the housing, a synchronisation device is provided in order to synchronise the movement of the guide units during the traversing movement of the goods carrier coupled to the guide units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Roland Tiefnig, Simon Mair
  • Patent number: 10259462
    Abstract: A method, a control unit and a computer program product for coupling an auxiliary power take-off of a motor vehicle transmission, in which, after a command to couple the auxiliary power take-off, conditions required for the coupling of the auxiliary power take-off are checked and, if the conditions are satisfied, an actuator system for coupling the auxiliary power take-off is activated. If, after the command to couple the auxiliary power take-off, the conditions for coupling the auxiliary power take-off are not fulfilled, then a control unit acts upon drive-train components in order to produce the conditions required for the coupling of the auxiliary power take-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Roland Mair
  • Patent number: 10240626
    Abstract: A method of producing fastening assembly (10) including a series of layers (12, 14, 16) and a screw (18), the screw (18) having a screw head (20), a shaft (24), a thread (26) extending into a displacement tip (22) and an unthreaded shaft portion (28). The method includes screwing the screw (18) into the series of layers (12, 14, 16), the layer (14) in the series of layers (12, 14, 16) that is furthest from the screw head (20) being deformed in the screw-in direction, so that a thickness Dp of the series of layers (12, 14, 16) is increased in a region around the screw (18), and continuing to screw in the screw (18) until the screw head (20) strikes the series of layers, a maximum thickness Dp, max of the series of layers being reached at this moment and the length LF of the unthreaded shaft portion (28) being up to 10% less than and up to 30% greater than the maximum thickness Dp, max of the series of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SFS intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Roland Mair, Marco Zach
  • Publication number: 20190077511
    Abstract: A frame member, a monument for a vehicle, and a vehicle are provided. The frame member includes an extrusion that has a spar with first and second opposing surfaces and first and second opposing ends. The spar includes a first retention lip extending from the first planar surface along the first end at an acute angle relative to the first planar surface. The spar includes a rub strip protrusion extending from the first planar surface between the first and second ends. The rub strip protrusion includes a third end and a second retention lip extending from a third surface facing the first retention lip. The second retention lip and the third surface form an acute angle. The extrusion also includes at least two panel protrusions extending from the second planar surface of the spar. A rub strip can include retention tabs with outward-facing notches that engage the first and second retention lips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sougand Talebpour, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Tomas Armenta, Paul T. Bridgeman, Franco M. Cagnina
  • Publication number: 20190061762
    Abstract: A method for controlling a creep mode of a motor vehicle with a drive train having a drive unit (1), a transmission (2) and a friction clutch (4) which is disposed between the drive unit (1) and the transmission (2). A creep function for controlling the creep mode may be activated if the drive unit (1) is operating, if a suitable gear is selected in transmission (2) and if an accelerator pedal (14) is not depressed. The creep function is activated at a depressed brake pedal (15) if a current brake pedal position or a current brake pressure respectively reaches or is less than a predetermined motion-resistance-dependent threshold value of the brake pedal position or the brake pressure, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan BEMETZ, Roland MAIR, Achim CHIANDETTI, Thomas JÄGER
  • Publication number: 20180370534
    Abstract: A method of controlling a creep mode of a motor vehicle with a drive train having a drive unit (1), a gear mechanism (2) and a friction clutch (4) arranged between the drive unit (1) and the gear mechanism (2). The creep function, for controlling the creep mode, having a first partial function for controlling the creep mode, in a case of an activated brake pedal (15), and a second partial function for controlling a creep mode, in a case of a non-activated brake pedal (15). The first partial function of the creep function is only activated once the second partial function of the creep function is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan BEMETZ, Roland MAIR, Achim CHIANDETTI, Thomas JÄGER
  • Patent number: 10155518
    Abstract: A method of operating a drive-train with an automated transmission and a drive aggregate and the automated transmission provides at least two starting gears for the forward driving direction, and with a transmission-internal or transmission-external starting clutch. The method of operating the drive-train, during crawling at a crawling speed in the forward driving direction, such that for crawling in a starting gear engaged in the transmission for forward driving and with the starting clutch engaged without slip, the drive aggregate is operated in a rotational speed regulated manner so that a crawling speed is obtained, which depends on the rotational speed of the drive aggregate and the gear ratio of the starting gear engaged in the transmission. Based on actuation of an operating element of a speed regulating unit, at least one appropriate starting gear for crawling is determined and automatically engaged in the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Florian Schneider, Roland Mair
  • Patent number: 10124743
    Abstract: A wall guard, monument, and vehicle are provided. The wall guard includes a retaining rail that is mountable to a wall surface of a monument in a vehicle. The retaining rail includes opposing edges that include outward-facing retention lips. A rub strip includes a resilient body and also includes a third lengthwise edge and a fourth lengthwise edge. The third lengthwise edge includes a first inward-facing retention tab and fourth lengthwise edge includes a second inward-facing retention tab. The inward-facing retention tabs engage the respective outward-facing retention lips to attach the rub strip to the retaining rail. The wall guard also includes end caps arranged at ends of the resilient body and the retaining rail. The end caps include an exterior profile that matches a profile of the rub strip. The end caps cover the ends of the rub strip and the retaining rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sougand Talebpour, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Tomas Armenta, Paul T. Bridgeman, Franco M. Cagnina, Harold Erickson
  • Patent number: 10124897
    Abstract: A frame member, a monument for a vehicle, and a vehicle are provided. The frame member includes an extrusion that has a spar with first and second opposing surfaces and first and second opposing ends. The spar includes a first retention lip extending from the first planar surface along the first end at an acute angle relative to the first planar surface. The spar includes a rub strip protrusion extending from the first planar surface between the first and second ends. The rub strip protrusion includes a third end and a second retention lip extending from a third surface facing the first retention lip. The second retention lip and the third surface form an acute angle. The extrusion also includes at least two panel protrusions extending from the second planar surface of the spar. A rub strip can include retention tabs with outward-facing notches that engage the first and second retention lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sougand Talebpour, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Tomas Armenta, Paul T. Bridgeman, Franco M. Cagnina
  • Patent number: 10118622
    Abstract: A motor vehicle having a braking device and drive engine which can be used independently of one another for decelerating the vehicle. A method of controlling the vehicle during a thrust operation includes steps of detecting a requirement to change a currently engaged first gear in a transmission that transfers the braking force from the engine; determining a first deceleration brought about by the engine in the first gear; determining a second deceleration brought about by the engine in a second gear to be engaged; and changing the gear by disengaging a clutch that couples the engine to the transmission, the first gear is disengaged, the second gear is engaged, and the clutch is again engaged. In this case, the braking device is controlled, during the gear change, in such manner that any jerk experienced by the vehicle is below a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Roland Mair
  • Publication number: 20180274645
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for actuating a differential lock of a differential in a motor vehicle drive-train, such that when a locking command has been issued the differential lock is engaged as soon as there is essentially no rotational speed difference at the differential lock (S8). To carry out a comfort-orientated actuation of the differential lock, when the locking command has been issued but before the differential lock is engaged, it is first checked whether there is a rotational speed difference at the differential lock (S6). If there is a rotational speed difference, this is automatically reduced before the differential lock is engaged (S7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Roland MAIR
  • Publication number: 20180002020
    Abstract: A frame member, a monument for a vehicle, and a vehicle are provided. The frame member includes an extrusion that has a spar with first and second opposing surfaces and first and second opposing ends. The spar includes a first retention lip extending from the first planar surface along the first end at an acute angle relative to the first planar surface. The spar includes a rub strip protrusion extending from the first planar surface between the first and second ends. The rub strip protrusion includes a third end and a second retention lip extending from a third surface facing the first retention lip. The second retention lip and the third surface form an acute angle. The extrusion also includes at least two panel protrusions extending from the second planar surface of the spar. A rub strip can include retention tabs with outward-facing notches that engage the first and second retention lips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sougand TALEBPOUR, Roland MAIR, Russell W. KECK, Tomas ARMENTA, Paul T. BRIDGEMAN, Franco M. CAGNINA