Patents by Inventor Simon Werneke

Simon Werneke 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: 11008047
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connecting sleeve arrangement for connecting a first tubular cross member to a second tubular cross member of an instrument panel support in a vehicle, including: a first receptacle opening configured to receive the first tubular cross member extending in a first cross member direction, and a second receptacle opening facing away from the first receptacle opening configured to receive the second tubular cross member extending in a second cross member direction, wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is curved, wherein the second receptacle opening is transversely offset, relative to the first receptacle opening, from the first cross member direction, and wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is formed from a first half shell and a second half shell that are integrally bonded to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Werneke, Konstantin Tatarinov
  • Patent number: 10954575
    Abstract: A device and method for tempering sections of hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal components is disclosed having a support structure and a work head, the work head having at least one contact element consisting of an electrically-conductive material, for heating sections of a metal component using a flow of heat. Electrodes for resistively heating the contact element are connected thereto, and to a current source. A hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal component is first provided, and at least one contact element mounted on a work head is heated to a temperature greater than a target temperature to which a section of the metal component is to be heated. A contact surface of said contact element then comes into full-surface contact with the metal component section to be heated, with a predetermined pressing force, such that the metal component is heated to a target temperature in at least some sections by a flow of heat. The contact element is thus heated using resistive heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Konrad, Max Sander, Dieter Wulfes, Dimitri Schneider, Simon Werneke, Stefan Horn
  • Publication number: 20200122778
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connecting sleeve arrangement for connecting a first tubular cross member to a second tubular cross member of an instrument panel support in a vehicle, including: a first receptacle opening configured to receive the first tubular cross member extending in a first cross member direction, and a second receptacle opening facing away from the first receptacle opening configured to receive the second tubular cross member extending in a second cross member direction, wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is curved, wherein the second receptacle opening is transversely offset, relative to the first receptacle opening, from the first cross member direction, and wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is formed from a first half shell and a second half shell that are integrally bonded to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Simon Werneke, Konstantin Tatarinov
  • Publication number: 20190054513
    Abstract: A method for producing a motor vehicle component with at least two regions of different strengths and a protective layer, consisting of the following process steps: —providing precoated blanks made of a steel alloy, which can be hardened, —homogeneously heating to a heating temperature, which is at least greater than or equal to the AC1 temperature, preferably greater than or equal to the AC3 temperature, —holding the heating temperature, so that the precoating alloys with the blank, —homogeneously intercooling the alloyed blank to an intercooling temperature between 450 deg. C. and 700 deg. C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicants: BENTELER AUTOMOBIL TECHNIK GMBH, BENTELER MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Christian HIELSCHER, Simon WERNEKE, Stefan HORN, Borek DVORAK, Radovan KOUT, Martin SCHAELE
  • Publication number: 20180237872
    Abstract: A device and method for tempering sections of hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal components is disclosed having a support structure and a work head, the work head having at least one contact element consisting of an electrically-conductive material, for heating sections of a metal component using a flow of heat. Electrodes for resistively heating the contact element are connected thereto, and to a current source. A hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal component is first provided, and at least one contact element mounted on a work head is heated to a temperature greater than a target temperature to which a section of the metal component is to be heated. A contact surface of said contact element then comes into full-surface contact with the metal component section to be heated, with a predetermined pressing force, such that the metal component is heated to a target temperature in at least some sections by a flow of heat. The contact element is thus heated using resistive heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan KONRAD, Max SANDER, Dieter WULFES, Dimitri SCHNEIDER, Simon WERNEKE, Stefan HORN
  • Publication number: 20150053670
    Abstract: A temperature-control station of a thermoforming assembly for hot forming and press hardening a metallic structure includes a heat source in the form of at least one flat inductor which is provided on a lower tool and/or upper tool. A temperature-control plate is placed upon the inductor for support of the structure. The temperature-control plate is configured to accommodate at least one cooling channel for passage of a gaseous coolant so that two zones of the structure are adjustable to temperatures that are different from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Horn, Karoline Käsewieter, Simon Werneke