Patents by Inventor Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck 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: 20200370630
    Abstract: A continuously variable power-split transmission having a planetary gear mechanism arrangement. The planetary gear mechanism arrangement has three planetary gear sets, an input shaft and three output shafts. Furthermore, the transmission has a change-speed gearbox connected to the output shafts, a reverse gear mechanism and a variator. Each of the three planetary gear sets is assigned a respective output shaft. The input shaft is operatively connected in each of the three planetary gear sets via a respective gearwheel pairing to a respective output shaft. The transmission can be shifted by the change-speed gearbox and the reverse gear mechanism into at least eight driving ranges. The variator varies a transmission ratio of the transmission within the driving ranges in a continuously variable manner. The variator is continuously operatively connected to a single one of the three planetary gear sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Benedikt REICK, Stefan BECK, Philipp RECHENBACH, Raphael HIMMELSBACH
  • Publication number: 20200331336
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an electric machine (EM1), a first input shaft (GW1), a second input shaft (GW2), an output shaft (GWA), at least two planetary gear sets (P1, P2), and at least four shift elements (A, B, C, D). Different gears are selectable by selectively actuating the at least four shift elements (A, B, C, D). In interaction with the electric machine (EM1), different operating modes are implementable. A drive train for a motor vehicle that includes such a transmission (G) and to a method for operating same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Kaltenbach, Uwe Griesmeier, Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Viktor Warth, Michael Roske, Fabian Kutter
  • Publication number: 20200318713
    Abstract: A transmission, in particular a reducer transmission (34), which has two planetary sets and two shift elements (S1, S2). In addition, a transmission assembly which has a main transmission (32), of a planetary design, in particular a continuous power split transmission of a planetary design, and such a transmission which is coupled, as a reducer transmission (34), with the main transmission (32). Also, a powertrain (10) of a working machine with such a transmission assembly (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BECK, Raphael HIMMELSBACH, Michael WECHS, Philipp RECHENBACH, Johannes KALTENBACH
  • Publication number: 20200318718
    Abstract: A power-split transmission (28) with a first power path and a second power path. In this case, the first power path is a mechanical power path and includes a primary planetary gearset (P1), a secondary planetary gearset (P2) and a tertiary planetary gearset (P3). Furthermore, the power-split transmission (28) is equipped with at least four shifting elements. In addition, a method for operating such a power-split transmission (28) is disclosed. Moreover, a drive-train (10) of a working machine with a power-split transmission (28) of the type concerned is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BECK, Raphael HIMMELSBACH, Philipp RECHENBACH, Michael WECHS, Johannes KALTENBACH
  • Publication number: 20200306198
    Abstract: A formulation for injection molding of a pharmaceutical carrier comprises 43.5-97% (w/w) of one or more polyethylene oxide polymer having a weight average molecular weight of MW 94,000-188,000; and optionally one or more excipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Florian Beck, Hans de Waard, Sarah Gold, Stefan Hirsch, David Hook, Nikhil Kavimandan, Markus Krumme, Steffen Lang, Detlef Moll, Siddharthya Mujumdar, Anh-Thu Nguyen-Trung, Joerg Ogorka, Norbert Rasenack, Raphael Tobler, Patrick Tritschler
  • Patent number: 10780526
    Abstract: A laser remote processing system, in particular a laser remote welding system, has a laser cell surrounded by a protective housing, in which a working robot having a remote laser tool and a first processing station in the working region of the working robot are arranged. In order to improve the efficiency of the system, a second processing station in the working region of the working robot, and at least one handling robot are furthermore arranged within the protective housing, it being possible to reposition workpieces between the first processing station or the second processing station and a buffer region with the handling robot. The buffer region is set up to receive workpieces and is integrated into the protective housing as an automatably actuable workpiece lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Beck
  • Patent number: 10770832
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrical cable assembly with a connector, in particular a trunk line cable assembly for a photovoltaic system, and to an assembly consisting of a module inverter and the trunk line cable assembly connected thereto, and also relates to a photovoltaic system comprising a plurality of photovoltaic modules and module inverters and AC side cabling between the module inverters and the trunk line cable assemblies, wherein the drop lines are connected to the trunk line cable by means of the connector, wherein the junction is enclosed by a two-piece connector housing which includes strain relief means for the trunk line cable and is optionally additionally overmolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Franke, Stefan Galla, Sebastian Scholz, Martin Schaefers, Sebastian Schaefer, Andreas Beck, Markus Potthast, Valentin Gutbrot
  • Patent number: 10753431
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an electric motor (EM), an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), two planetary gear sets (P1, P2), and at least five shift elements (K1, B1, K2, K3, K4), wherein different gear ratios between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2) are selectable by actuating the at least five shift elements (K1, B1, K2, K3, K4) and, in addition, in interaction with the electric motor (EM), different operating modes are implementable. A drive train for a motor vehicle including such a transmission (G) and to a method for operating same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Uwe Griesmeier, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs
  • Publication number: 20200246272
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical carrier (20) comprises a lid part (22) and a bottom part (24), wherein at least one of the lid part (22) and the bottom part (24) has a first wall section (26, 30) with a thickness of 180-250 ?m, preferably 185-225 ?m, even more preferably 190-220 ?m, and most preferably about 215 ?m, and a second wall section (28, 32) with a thickness of 350-450 ?m, preferably 375-425 ?m, more preferably 390-410 ?m, and most preferably about 400 ?m. The first wall section (26) of the lid part (22) defines an entire top portion of the lid part (22). Alternatively or additionally thereto, the first wall section (30) of the bottom part (24) defines an entire bottom portion of the bottom part (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Florian Beck, Hans de Waard, Sarah Gold, Stefan Hirsch, David Hook, Nikhil Kavimandan, Markus Krumme, Steffen Lang, Detlef Moll, Siddharthya Mujumdar, Anh-Thu Nguyen-Trung, Joerg Ogorka, Norbert Rasenack, Raphael Tobler, Patrick Tritschler
  • Publication number: 20200239751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to adhesives which contain a polyester polyol on the basis of furandicarboxylic acid obtained from renewable raw materials, and to a method for bonding substrates, in particular film-like substrates, using said adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Adrian Brandt, Horst Beck, Kerstin Schroeder, Alexander Kux, Dennis Bankmann, Helga Garmann, Stefan Tomke, Timo Pasemann, Kerstin Russbuelt
  • Patent number: 10724611
    Abstract: A motor vehicle transmission, the transmission having an input shaft rotationally fixed to a second element of a first planetary gear set and rotationally fixable to a first element of a second planetary gear set by a first shift element. A first element of the first planetary gear set is rotationally fixable to a housing of the transmission by a second shift element and to the first element of the second planetary gear set by a third shift element. An output shaft of the transmission is rotationally fixed to a third element of the first planetary gear set and to a second element of the second planetary gear set. A third element of the second planetary gear set is rotationally fixable to the housing by a fourth shift element. Additionally, two elements of the first planetary gear set are rotationally fixable to each other by a fifth shift element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZR FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Uwe Griesmeier, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs
  • Patent number: 10704662
    Abstract: A variator unit of a power-split continuously variable transmission device is fixed to a rotationally fixed component and has a primary side rotationally fixed to an input shaft and a secondary side rotationally fixed to each respective first element of the first and a second planetary gear sets via a third shaft. A third element of the first planetary gear set is rotationally fixed to a third element of the second planetary gear set via a fourth shaft and is fixable to the rotationally fixed component via a first shift element. A fifth shaft is rotationally fixed to a second element of the second planetary gear set, which is fixable to the rotationally fixed component via the third shift element, and is connectable to the input shaft via the second shift element. A second element of the first planetary gear set is rotationally fixed to the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Jens Moraw, Lara Ruth Turner
  • Patent number: 10653463
    Abstract: A degradation controlled metal implant and methods of controlling the degradation of the implant. In one embodiment, the implant includes a body, one or more apertures, and one or more fastener blanks fixed within one or more apertures. In another embodiment, the implant includes a body of a first material and a second material plated in various patterns over the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Imwinkelried, Elliott Gruskin, Andrea Montali, Stefan Beck
  • Patent number: 10641373
    Abstract: A variator unit is fixed to a rotationally fixed component and has a secondary side rotationally fixed to an input shaft and a primary side rotationally fixed to a first element of a first planetary gear set. The input shaft is rotationally fixable via a second shift element to a second element of a second planetary gear set, which is fixable to the rotationally fixed component via a first shift element, and is rotationally fixed to a first element of a third planetary gear set. A second element of the first planetary gear set is fixed to the rotationally fixed component. A first element of the second planetary gear set is rotationally fixed to a third element of the third planetary gear set. A third element of the first planetary gear set is rotationally fixed to a third element of the second planetary gear set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Bernhard Sich, Fabio Frank, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Lara Ruth Turner
  • Publication number: 20200132171
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle. The transmission (G) comprises a transmission input (GW1-A), a transmission output (GW2-A), first, second, third and fourth planetary gearsets (P1, P2, P3, P4) and first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth shift elements (B1, B2, K1, K2, K3, K4). Ten forward gears and one reverse gear can be achieved between the transmission input (GW1-A) and the transmission output (GW2-A) by selectively operating the six shift elements (B1, B2, K1, K2, K3, K4). A drive train for a motor vehicle having such a transmission (G) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BECK, Johannes KALTENBACH, Michael WECHS, Michael TRÜBENBACH, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Johannes GLÜCKLER, Jens MORAW, Gerhard NIEDERBRUCKER, Peter ZIEMER
  • Publication number: 20200132172
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle. The transmission (G) has a drive shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2-A), first, second, third and fourth planetary gearsets (P1, P2, P3, P4) and first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth shift elements (B1, K1, K2, B2, K3, K4). Selective actuation of the six shift elements (B1, K1, K2, B2, K3, K4) implements eleven forward gears and two reverse gears between the drive shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2-A). A drive train for a motor vehicle having such a transmission (G) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BECK, Johannes KALTENBACH, Michael WECHS, Michael TRÜBENBACH, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Johannes GLÜCKLER, Jens MORAW, Gerhard NIEDERBRUCKER, Peter ZIEMER
  • Patent number: 10632835
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle comprising an upstream gear set (VRS), a main gear set (HRS) with a total of four shafts (W1, W2, W3, W4) referred to in order of rotational speeds as first, second, third and fourth shafts, an electric machine (EM), and at least five shift elements (A, B, C, E, F), the selective pairwise closure of which realizes at least eight selectable forward gear ratios (G1-G8) between a drive shaft (GW1) and an output shaft (GW2) of the transmission (G). The upstream gear set (VRS) provides a rotational speed at a fifth shaft (W5) increased relative to the rotational speed of the drive shaft (GW1), in a fixed transmission ratio with respect to the drive shaft (GW1). The main gear set (HRS) is a stepped planetary gear set (PS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Julian King, Bernd Knöpke, Jens Moraw, Eckehard Münch, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Uwe Griesmeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10634219
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), as well as four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3). By selective engagement of the four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3) in pairs, six forward gears (1-6) are shiftable between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Viktor Warth, Uwe Griesmeier, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Stefan Beck, Raffael Kuberczyk, Michael Wechs, Stephan Scharr, Eckehard Münch, Bernd Knöpke, Matthias Horn, Jens Moraw, Julian King, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Gerhard Niederbrucker
  • Patent number: 10626969
    Abstract: A variator unit of a power-split continuously variable transmission is fixed to a rotationally fixed component and has a primary side rotationally fixed to an input shaft and a secondary side rotationally fixed to a first element of a second planetary gear set via a third shaft. A third element of a first planetary gear set is rotationally fixed via a fourth shaft to a second element of the second planetary gear set, which is fixable to the rotationally fixed component via a first shift element and connectable to the input shaft via a second shift element. A third element of the second planetary gear set is rotationally fixed via a fifth shaft to a first element of the first planetary gear set fixable to the rotationally fixed component via a third shift element. The second element of the first planetary gear set is rotationally fixed to an output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Jens Moraw, Lara Ruth Turner
  • Patent number: 10605337
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle wherein the drive shaft (An) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the first shift element (K1) to the first shaft (1) and by the second shift element (K2) to the second shaft (2). The second shaft (2) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the fifth shift element (B2) to the housing (3). The third shaft (4) is rotationally fixedly connected to the third gear set element of the second planetary gear set (RS2) and to the first gear set element of the third planetary gear set and is rotationally fixedly connectable by the sixth shift element (B1) to the housing (3). The second gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the output shaft (Ab), and the third gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the second shaft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Max Bachmann, Martin Brehmer, Anton Fritzer, Suryanto Hendrawan, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Raffael Kuberczyk, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Martin Rattay, Matthias Reisch, Wolfgang Rieger, Thomas Rosemeier, Lara Ruth Turner, Michael Roske, Viktor Warth, Bernd Unseld, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer