Patents by Inventor Stefan Schmitz

Stefan Schmitz 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: 20210122304
    Abstract: A paneling element for a vehicle interior compartment has a carrier element (12) and a sound-reducing element (14) arranged on a surface (42) of the carrier element (12). The surface (42) of the carrier element (12) has at least one access region (19) that faces the sound-reducing element (14). The sound-reducing element (14) has an access opening (18) through which the access region (19) can be accessed. The sound-reducing element (14) has a cantilevered tongue (24) that can close the access opening (18) in the unmounted state of the sound-reducing element (14). The cantilevered tongue (24) is folded over in the mounted state of the sound-reducing element (14) so that the access opening (18) is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: Stefan Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20210048314
    Abstract: A meter network includes a meter configuration having a meter, a communication module, and a remote station for the configuration in a wide area network. The meter and communication module are pairable for a wireless local area communication by using communication technology and communication protocol. The communication module and remote station are connectable for a wide area communication by using network technology and network protocol. The communication module includes a protocol converter for converting data to be communicated via the local area communication, communication module and wide area communication between the communication technology and network technology and between the communication protocol and network protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, ADRIAN KVESIC, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT, CHRISTIAN JAMBOR
  • Publication number: 20210048313
    Abstract: Communication between a terminal, such as a consumption meter, installed at a fixed location and a mobile data collector, by way of Wireless M-Bus, via a short-range radio receiver. Data from the terminal is forwarded to the data collector via a bidirectional WPAN interface. The terminal sends a message periodically and unprompted for the communication set-up and subsequently opens a reception window after a period of time. In response, a command or a command sequence is conveyed from the mobile data collector to the receiver and to the terminal in one or more reception windows. The receiver determines the reception time at which the message arrives at the receiver, and the receiver stipulates the time at which the command or command sequence is transmitted onward to the terminal, so that the command or command sequence is received by the terminal within one reception window or multiple reception windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHMITZ, ACHIM SCHMIDT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, THOMAS BLANK
  • Patent number: 10906462
    Abstract: A trim arrangement for a vehicle interior includes a trim portion having a through-opening for delimiting the vehicle interior and a light-emitting body inserted into the through-opening. The light-emitting body is configured to transmit light and/or light signals into the vehicle interior, and blocks a movement transversely to an opening normal of the through-opening in a form-fitting manner. The trim arrangement further includes a receiving device connected to a rear side of the trim portion, the rear side facing away from the vehicle interior, and a latching body inserted into the receiving device along an insertion direction extending transversely to the opening normal. The receiving device blocks a movement of the latching body in a direction of the opening normal in a form-fitting manner. The trim arrangement additionally includes a connecting strip provided on the rear side of the trim portion and extending transversely to the opening normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10900807
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic consumption data module. Consumption data are transmitted via a communication system to a receiver, and different keys are provided for different software authorizations. Command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. A consumption data module has a memory, a control and/or regulating unit, and a communication device for the consumption data transmission. Different keys are provided for different software authorizations, and the command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. The consumption data module is operable by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Blank, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Stefan Schmitz, Achim Schmidt, Christian Jambor
  • Publication number: 20210010825
    Abstract: A method for wireless transmission of time-critical data, in particular alarm data, from a battery-operated meter, preferably a consumption meter, to a preferably likewise battery-operated wireless communication module uses a short-range wireless standard, in which meter and wireless communication module act as master or slave, or vice versa, meter and wireless communication module have been coupled in advance, meter data are sent from the meter to the wireless communication module over a wireless communication link and the meter data differ from the time-critical data. An active link is established between meter and wireless communication module to send the meter data and/or time-critical data from the meter to the wireless communication module. First advertising events are sent to initiate establishing communication for transmitting the meter data, and second advertising events are sent to initiate establishing communication for transmitting the time-critical data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: ADRIAN KVESIC, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTIAN JAMBOR
  • Publication number: 20200398746
    Abstract: A trim arrangement for a vehicle interior includes a trim portion having a through-opening for delimiting the vehicle interior and a light-emitting body inserted into the through-opening. The light-emitting body is configured to transmit light and/or light signals into the vehicle interior, and blocks a movement transversely to an opening normal of the through-opening in a form-fitting manner. The trim arrangement further includes a receiving device connected to a rear side of the trim portion, the rear side facing away from the vehicle interior, and a latching body inserted into the receiving device along an insertion direction extending transversely to the opening normal. The receiving device blocks a movement of the latching body in a direction of the opening normal in a form-fitting manner. The trim arrangement additionally includes a connecting strip provided on the rear side of the trim portion and extending transversely to the opening normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10855128
    Abstract: Described is a method for producing a stator, in particular for electric motors. In a first step, a plurality of flexible electrical conductors are combined to form a conductor bundle. In a second step, two end regions of the conductor bundle are pressed in such a way that a central region of the conductor bundle formed between the two end regions remains flexible. Also described is a corresponding stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Lange, Tobias Engelhardt, Stefan Schmitz, Axel Heitmann, Jan Nägelkrämer, Stefan Oechslen, Daniel Knoblauch, Wolfgang Thaler, Stefan Heinz
  • Publication number: 20200369141
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a coupling element for connecting vehicle components of an underfloor arrangement of a battery-powered motor vehicle, wherein the underfloor arrangement having a battery holder and at least one axle arrangement, the coupling element having at least one first connecting portion for fastening on the axle arrangement, and having at least one planar attachment surface for fastening on the battery holder, wherein the coupling element is designed in the form of an extruded multichamber profile. The disclosure also relates to an underfloor arrangement, for a motor vehicle, having two axle arrangements and a battery holder, arranged between the axle arrangements, wherein the battery holder has a side wall which delimits the battery holder in the outward direction, wherein at least one coupling element according to one of the preceding claims is provided, and connects at least one axle arrangement and the battery holder in a load-directing manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Christian HANDING, Jochem GREWE, Stefan SCHMITZ
  • Patent number: 10742100
    Abstract: A coil segment, in particular for a stator coil, wherein the coil segment has a conductor bundle, wherein the conductor bundle has a multiplicity of electrical conductors, wherein the conductor bundle has a form fit, wherein the conductor bundle has at least one cutout for feeding coolant. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing a stator coil, a stator coil having a coil segment according to the present invention, a machine having a stator coil according to the present invention, and a vehicle having a machine according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Lange, Axel Heitmann, Tobias Engelhardt, Jan Nägelkrämer, Stefan Oechslen, Stefan Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20200247332
    Abstract: An interior trim part (10) for cladding an inner side of a motor vehicle body has a cladding panel (12) forming an inner surface (14) and delimiting a passenger compartment. A flexible insulation layer (18) is fastened to a rear surface (16) of the cladding panel (12) that points away from the inner surface (14). The cladding panel (12) has a protruding fastening element (22) projecting through an opening (20) of the insulation layer (18). The fastening element (22) has a lateral receiving opening (28) and the insulation layer (18) has a retaining strip (32) unconnected to the rear surface (16). The retaining strip (32) is inserted into the receiving opening (28). A situation in which the fastening element (22) is covered by the extended insulation layer (18) is avoided by the retaining strip (32) inserted in the lateral receiving opening (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20200232260
    Abstract: An inside door opener arrangement (99) for a vehicle door has a housing (5) containing a lever (3) that is pivotable about an axis (4) and is connectable to a door lock. The housing (5) has a first fastening element (6) for fastening the housing (5) to a door lining (1) and a second fastening element (9) for fastening the housing (5) to a door structure (11). A sleeve (13) is provided for the door-specific bridging of the distance between the second fastening element (9) and the door structure (11). The sleeve is connected to the housing (5) in the region of the second fastening element (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10707793
    Abstract: A method for operating a synchronous machine having a rotor, comprising the following features: the synchronous machine is modelled, with respect to the rotor, as a two-phase system with a direct-axis current and a quadrature-axis current, rotor losses of the synchronous machine, which rotor losses occur in the rotor, are numerically described by an evaluation function of the first direct-axis current, of the quadrature-axis current and of a specified rotation speed of the synchronous machine, and, on the basis of the evaluation function, the direct-axis current and the second quadrature-axis current are controlled for the specified rotation speed and a required torque in such a way that the synchronous machine outputs the required torque and the rotor losses are low and a corresponding synchronous machine, a corresponding computer program and a corresponding storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Nägelkrämer, Axel Heitmann, Thomas Hubert, Sven Luthardt, Stefan Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20200191607
    Abstract: A method collects data, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state, during operation of a sensor. The sensor contains a measuring element which provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to a physical or physico-chemical variable or the physical or physico-chemical parameter, as raw measurement data, and the sensor has a communication device and a memory. To determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are first determined using a correlation model. Time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model. The time stamps are transmitted with the result that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element are reconstructed and evaluated based on the time stamps using the correlation model. Wherein operating state monitoring of the sensor is carried out by comparing current time stamps with historical and/or empirical time stamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH SOSNA, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Achim Schmidt, Thomas Kauppert, Stefan Schmitz, Klaus Gottschalk, Guy Bach, Aster Breton
  • Publication number: 20200191609
    Abstract: A method for collecting data, preferably in connection with a consumption, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state in a supply network for consumables. A measuring element of a local sensor provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to at least one physical or physico-chemical variable or parameter, as raw measurement data. In order to determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are determined in advance using a correlation model, time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model, the time stamps are transmitted and the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element are reconstructed and evaluated on the basis of the time stamps using the correlation model. The temporal offset between a sensor and a receiver is corrected by transmitting telegrams to compensate for the temporal offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: ACHIM SCHMIDT, THOMAS KAUPPERT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200191608
    Abstract: A method collects data during operation of a local sensor as a component of a supply network for distributing a consumable. The supply network contains a master in communication with the local sensor via a primary communication path. The sensor contains a measuring element which supplies, as raw measurement data, elementary measurement units. A wired primary communication path is provided between the sensor and the master. To define the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are defined in advance using a correlation model. The time stamps of successive items of raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model. The time stamps are transmitted via the primary communication path so that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element is reconstructed using the correlation model on the basis of the time stamps received by the master, and analyzed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, THOMAS KAUPPERT, ACHIM SCHMIDT, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200196033
    Abstract: A method for collecting data, preferably in connection with a consumption, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state in a supply network for consumables. A measuring element of a local sensor supplies raw measurement data in the form of elementary measurement units that correspond to a physical or physico-chemical variable or parameter. In order to define the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are defined in advance using a correlation model, time stamps of successive items of raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model, the time stamps are transmitted so that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element is reconstructed on the basis of the time stamps using the correlation model, and analyzed. The transmission is performed with a dynamically adaptable redundancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHMITZ, THOMAS KAUPPERT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, ACHIM SCHMIDT, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200196031
    Abstract: A method collects data via a sensor being part of a supply network which distributes a consumable. The sensor contains a measuring element which provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to a variable or a parameter, as raw measurement data, where consumption data are generated from the elementary measuring units. The sensor has a communication device and a storage device. To determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are determined using a correlation model. Time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor based on the correlation model, the time stamps are transmitted via a wired connection and/or via a radio path, with the result that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element are reconstructed and evaluated on the basis of the time stamps using the correlation model. The consumption data are transmitted in parallel with the time stamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Petra JOPPICH-DOHLUS, Thomas KAUPPERT, Achim SCHMIDT, Stefan SCHMITZ, Christoph SOSNA, Klaus GOTTSCHALK, Guy BACH, Aster BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200196032
    Abstract: A method for collecting data of a consumption, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state in a supply network for consumables. A measuring element of a local sensor provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to at least one physical or physico-chemical variable or at least one physical or physico-chemical parameter, as raw measurement data. In order to determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are determined in advance using a correlation model, time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model, and the time stamps are transmitted via a wired connection and/or via a radio path. The raw measurement data are reconstructed and evaluated based on the time stamps with the correlation model. The conditions for generating time stamps can be changed dynamically within the framework of the correlation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHMITZ, THOMAS KAUPPERT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, ACHIM SCHMIDT, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200140021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sill of a vehicle body (1), comprising a lower sill part (5) and an upper sill part (6) placed on and attached to the lower sill part (5). The sill is characterized in that the upper sill part (6) is part of a vehicle superstructure (3), in that in one side of a first sill part (5, 6), which faces the further sill part (6, 5), a recess (7) and, on one side of the further sill part (6, 5), which faces the first sill part (5, 6), a protrusion (61) is provided, wherein the shape of the recess (7) corresponds to the shape of the protrusion (61) and the protrusion (61) interlocks form-fittingly in the recess (7). In addition, the invention relates to a vehicle body (1) with two sills (4) and a method of manufacturing such a vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Grottke, Stefan Schmitz, Rodscha Drabon