Patents by Inventor Roland Schaefer

Roland Schaefer 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: 10707920
    Abstract: Sensor apparatus (14) is provided, comprising a receiving device (20) by way of which the sensor apparatus (14) is wirelessly suppliable with electrical energy, a transmission device (44) by way of which data are wirelessly transmittable, a sensitive device (26), at least one data processing device (30) which is signal-operatively coupled to the sensitive device (26) and the transmission device (44) and which processes data of the sensitive device (26) and provides edited data as transmission data to the transmission device (44), and a device (52) for an interruption-tolerant operation of the sensor apparatus (14) with respect to the electrical energy supply, wherein the device (52) for an interruption-tolerant operation is realized by hardware and/or software of the sensor apparatus (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BALLUFF GmbH
    Inventors: Albert Dorneich, Roland Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10697443
    Abstract: An exhaust air conduit for a pneumatically powered pump, in particular, from a coating agent pump in a painting plant, is provided. The conduit includes an inlet for receiving the exhaust air from the pump, an outlet for discharging the exhaust air, and an exhaust air channel in which the exhaust air flows from the inlet to the outlet of the exhaust air conduit, and a housing member in which the exhaust air channel extends. A first thermal insulation element is provided in the region of a direction change of the exhaust air channel, in order to prevent an accumulation of the exhaust air directly at the inner wall of the exhaust air channel and thereby to lessen the cooling of the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dürr Systems AG
    Inventors: Kevin Preuss, Roland Gerlach, Ralf Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20200071246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing bromotrichloromethane comprising a) providing bromine in chloroform; and b) radiation of the resulting solution with light in the range of 350 to 550 nm, wherein said solution of bromine in chloroform is not radiated with radiation of a wavelength below 350 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd SCHAEFER, Roland GOETZ, Volker HICKMANN, Volker MAYWALD, Daniel SAELINGER
  • Patent number: 10576416
    Abstract: A device for arrangement in a container of a sorption dryer for a fluid, wherein a cartridge for accommodating a drying agent can be inserted into the container, wherein the device has at least one projection and/or at least one recess on a front side, wherein the projection and/or the recess is arranged eccentrically on the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Filtration Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Abdelkhalic Rbayti, Jens Schaefer, Wolfgang Bongartz, Susanne Fulko, Peter Schaaf, Andreas Lettau, Peter Schwarz, Roland Westphal
  • Publication number: 20200047299
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and/or methods for filtering, recapture, and/or recirculation of coolant are disclosed. In some examples, coolant (e.g., coolant fluid) is used to cool and/or clean a machine, such as a material removal machine, for example. In some examples, a recirculation tank may be in fluid communication with an inlet and/or outlet of a cabinet (and/or housing) of the machine. The recirculation tank may include a recapture reservoir having a filtering surface configured to prevent particulates, debris, and/or swarf from being recirculated with the coolant. A vibration device (e.g., a vibration motor and/or vibrating actuator), may be in contact with and/or configured to vibrate (and/or shake, rattle, oscillate, etc.) the filtering surface, recapture reservoir, and/or recirculation tank so as to keep the filter free from obstruction and/or help settle and/or compact filtered particulates in a bottom of the recapture reservoir and/or recirculation tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Tony Emil Strombach, Roland Schaefer, Bryan John Kordus, Timothy Patrick Weber
  • Patent number: 10469284
    Abstract: In an arrangement of an electrically communicative voltage supply for controlled operation of at least one electrically operable IO-Link device using an electrical DC voltage provided by a voltage supply unit as well as an IO-Link communication interface which is provided for the controlled operation of the at least one IO-Link device and formed with at least one channel, the IO-Link communication interface which is formed with at least one channel and the voltage supply unit form a structural unit and the IO-Link communication interface includes an IO-link master providing a gateway function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Balluff GmbH
    Inventors: Albert Feinaeugle, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190323931
    Abstract: Hardness testers having a pivoting body and capable of providing power to accessories on the pivoting body are disclosed. An example hardness testing device includes: a rotating carriage configured to: hold at least one of an indenter or an objective and at least one accessory; and rotate to selectively place the at least one indenter or objective or the at least one accessory in an operative position to operate the at least one indenter or objective or the at least one accessory; a carriage mount configured to support the rotating carriage; and an electrical contact block mounted stationary with respect to the carriage mount, the electrical contact block comprising a plurality of electrical contacts configured to make electrical contact with a counterpart electrical contact block of the at least one accessory coupled to the rotating carriage when the at least one accessory is positioned in the operative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Rudolf Mathias Mayer, Markus Mueller, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190140700
    Abstract: Sensor apparatus (14) is provided, comprising a receiving device (20) by way of which the sensor apparatus (14) is wirelessly suppliable with electrical energy, a transmission device (44) by way of which data are wirelessly transmittable, a sensitive device (26), at least one data processing device (30) which is signal-operatively coupled to the sensitive device (26) and the transmission device (44) and which processes data of the sensitive device (26) and provides edited data as transmission data to the transmission device (44), and a device (52) for an interruption-tolerant operation of the sensor apparatus (14) with respect to the electrical energy supply, wherein the device (52) for an interruption-tolerant operation is realized by hardware and/or software of the sensor apparatus (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Albert Dorneich, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190137038
    Abstract: A supply device and a method for building and operating a supply device of a filling station for liquid hydrogen are disclosed. The supply device has at least one storage tank for liquid hydrogen, and at least one pump for liquid hydrogen, the storage tank and pump being directly interconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Wilfried-Henning Reese, Tobias Kederer, Martin Brücklmeier, Roland Szardenings, Simon Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20190074993
    Abstract: In an arrangement of an electrically communicative voltage supply for controlled operation of at least one electrically operable IO-Link device using an electrical DC voltage provided by a voltage supply unit as well as an IO-Link communication interface which is provided for the controlled operation of the at least one IO-Link device and formed with at least one channel, the IO-Link communication interface which is formed with at least one channel and the voltage supply unit form a structural unit and the IO-Link communication interface includes an IO-link master providing a gateway function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Balluff GmbH
    Inventors: Albert FEINAEUGLE, Roland SCHAEFER
  • Patent number: 10030213
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thickening concentrate for continuously producing a liquid cationic formulation of domestic cleaners or fabric softeners and to a method for continuously producing a liquid cationic formulation of domestic cleaners or fabric softeners, in which method a thickening concentrate according to the invention is used. The invention further relates to a formulation that can be obtained in accordance with the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Holderbaum, Roland Schaefer, Rainer Diedrich
  • Patent number: 9604607
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle includes providing a vehicle having a brake system configured to operate according to a nominal mode in which applied braking pressure is based on a driver braking request, a first active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum ABS braking pressure and decreased in response to a driver brake pedal release, and a second active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum braking pressure. In response to a detected collision, the system is controlled according to the first active braking mode. In response to the first active braking mode being active and no driver braking request being anticipated, the system is controlled according to the second active braking mode. In response to the first or second active braking modes being active and a termination criterion being satisfied, the system is controlled according to the nominal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jianbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-Ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20160362635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thickening concentrate for continuously producing a liquid cationic formulation of domestic cleaners or fabric softeners and to a method for continuously producing a liquid cationic formulation of domestic cleaners or fabric softeners, in which method a thickening concentrate according to the invention is used. The invention further relates to a formulation that can be obtained in accordance with the method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Holderbaum, Roland Schaefer, Rainer Diedrich
  • Publication number: 20160046266
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle includes providing a vehicle having a brake system configured to operate according to a nominal mode in which applied braking pressure is based on a driver braking request, a first active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum ABS braking pressure and decreased in response to a driver brake pedal release, and a second active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum braking pressure. In response to a detected collision, the system is controlled according to the first active braking mode. In response to the first active braking mode being active and no driver braking request being anticipated, the system is controlled according to the second active braking mode. In response to the first or second active braking modes being active and a termination criterion being satisfied, the system is controlled according to the nominal mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Hassen HAMMOUD, Jianbo LU, Gilberto BURGIO, Todd N. CLARK, Otto HOFMANN, Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Shweta M. FARMER, Jason SHOMSKY, Roland SCHAEFER
  • Patent number: 9205815
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicle braking system includes commanding vehicle brakes to provide braking torque based on a driver braking request in response to a detected collision and an anticipated application of a driver-actuated brake pedal after the collision. The method additionally includes activating the vehicle brakes in the absence of application of the brake pedal in response to a subsequent application and release of the brake pedal while a motion sensor reading exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jianbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-Ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20150006053
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicle braking system includes commanding vehicle brakes to provide braking torque based on a driver braking request in response to a detected collision and an anticipated application of a driver-actuated brake pedal after the collision. The method additionally includes activating the vehicle brakes in the absence of application of the brake pedal in response to a subsequent application and release of the brake pedal while a motion sensor reading exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hassen HAMMOUD, Jianbo LU, Gilberto BURGIO, Todd N. CLARK, Otto HOFMANN, Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Shweta M. FARMER, Jason SHOMSKY, Roland SCHAEFER
  • Patent number: 8903618
    Abstract: A method and system for providing braking assistance in a motor vehicle after an initial collision involves detecting an initial collision, pre-charging a brake system, detecting an intent to brake on the part of a driver, and providing assistance to a braking process by means of a braking assistance system on the basis of the detection of the initial collision and the detection of intent to brake on the part of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies
    Inventors: Jianbo Lu, Roland Schaefer, Peter W. A. Zegelaar, Gilberto Burgio, Monika Derflinger, Otto Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8903620
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle braking system, includes: (i) detecting whether a collision has occurred; (ii) detecting whether a predetermined condition follows the collision; (iii) determining whether a driver has applied the brakes; and (iv) when a driver has not applied the brakes, autonomously initiating braking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jianbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20130325702
    Abstract: A payment system for making payments with respect to a plurality of purchases, comprising: a user identifier receiver for receiving a user identifier; a funds transfer data receiver for receiving funds transfer data corresponding to a funds transfer; a purchase data retriever configured to retrieve purchase data with respect to the purchases from purchase data stored in association with respective user identifiers in a memory; a funds transfer value generator configured to generate a plurality of funds transfer values, each one of the funds transfer values corresponding to a respective one of the purchases; a payment value calculator configured to calculate a payment value corresponding to each one of the purchases; and a purchase data modifier configured to modify the purchase data retrieved from the memory, and to output the purchase data as modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: LayPay Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Morgan Roland Schaefer, Mark Wayne Kuch
  • Publication number: 20130253792
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle braking system, includes: (i) detecting whether a collision has occurred; (ii) detecting whether a predetermined condition follows the collision; (iii) determining whether a driver has applied the brakes; and (iv) when a driver has not applied the brakes, autonomously initiating braking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jainbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer