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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 8157488
    Abstract: Shaft tool with an adjustable cutting diameter, which permits improved handling. A rotating shaft tool, in particular a multi-stage reamer, with a first shaft part, equipped with a first cutting head comprising e.g. several cutting blades and a recess in the first shaft part, in which a second shaft part is positioned in the axis of the first shaft part, the second shaft part having a second cutting head with e.g. several blades and the diameter of the first cutting head being adjustable. The second shaft can be rotated in the first shaft part and the rotation in relation to one another creates a fixed connection between the shaft parts. This permits the connection between the two shaft parts and thus in particular the diameter of the first cutting head to be modified even though the shaft tool is inserted into e.g. a spindle of a machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Guehring OHG
    Inventor: Roland Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20120004819
    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: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Jianbo Lu, Roland Schaefer, Peter W.A. Zegelaar, Gilberto Burgio, Monika Derflinger, Otto Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20100254777
    Abstract: Shaft tool with an adjustable cutting diameter, which permits improved handling. A rotating shaft tool, in particular a multi-stage reamer, with a first shaft part, equipped with a first cutting head comprising e.g. several cutting blades and a recess in the first shaft part, in which a second shaft part is positioned in the axis of the first shaft part, the second shaft part having a second cutting head with e.g. several blades and the diameter of the first cutting head being adjustable. The second shaft can be rotated in the first shaft part and the rotation in relation to one another creates a fixed connection between the shaft parts. This permits the connection between the two shaft parts and thus in particular the diameter of the first cutting head to be modified even though the shaft tool is inserted into e.g. a spindle of a machine tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: GUEHRING OHG
    Inventor: Roland SCHÄFER
  • Patent number: 7547406
    Abstract: A method of making shaped articles from highly condensed polyester melt and especially preforms for the blow molding of food and especially beverage containers. A melt is continuously withdrawn from the polycondensation reactor and is fed to the shape-imparting units, especially a multiplicity of injection-molding machines without solidification between the final reactor and the injection molders and without degassing between the final reactor and the injection molding machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Lurgi Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitta Otto, Roland Schäfer, Holger Bachmann, Ludwig Hölting, Stefan Deiss
  • Publication number: 20060282194
    Abstract: A digital data storage unit, such as tape library, has a multiplicity of storage media slots, each storage media slot for receiving a storage media, such as a tape, one or more of data transfer drives, such as tape drives, for writing data to and reading data from the storage media, a robotic device to transport the storage media between the slots or between the drives and the slots, at least one interface bridge which is connected to one or more host computers to one or more tape drives and to the robotic device, the interface bridge is performing bridging and switching operations for commands sent by the host on the basis of sub addresses, such as LUN, to send robotic mover commands to the robotic device, wherein the tape drives are addressed by main address, such as SCSI ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: BDT AG
    Inventors: Roland Schaefer, Christfried Welke
  • Patent number: 7084235
    Abstract: Latent heat crystallized polyesters and copolyesters of a degree of crystallization greater than 38% and made by a process in which, without prior additive admixtures and without further cooling, the granulate is fed directly from the latent heat crystallization into a solid phase polycondensation reactor and condensed to a higher viscosity and subjected to acetaldehyde reduction. Alternatively without additive admixtures the granulate is subjected to dealdehydization and then worked up into bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Zimmer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Brigitta Otto, Holger Bachmann, Roland Schäfer
  • Patent number: 6403950
    Abstract: A method for generating a carrier frequency-modulated signal for the evaluation of n>2 photoelectric measurement signals which are generated by imaging a structured surface onto a spatial frequency filter and are phase-shifted with respect to one another is distinguished by the fact that the amplitudes of the measurement signals are serially interrogated in a predetermined interrogation cycle with a constant clock rate, and a sinusoidal signal is formed by filtering from the signal train, the carrier frequency of which signal is determined by the time for an interrogation cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Corrsys-Datron
    Inventors: Eckart Schneider, Roland Schaefer, Jan Stamer