Patents by Inventor Stefan Schneider

Stefan Schneider 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: 20170268555
    Abstract: Blind rivet sleeve for a blind rivet, having a sleeve head which has a bearing face for bearing against a visible workpiece surface, and having a sleeve shank, wherein the blind rivet sleeve has a through-opening through which a mandrel can be guided, wherein the sleeve shank has a head forming portion which, during the setting of the blind rivet, is designed to form a blind head, and has a folding portion which is arranged between the head forming portion and the sleeve head and which, during the setting of the blind rivet, is designed to form a sleeve fold for the purpose of achieving a clamping thickness compensation. In this arrangement, the sleeve head has in the region of the bearing face an axial recess for receiving at least part of the sleeve fold formed during the setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan SCHNEIDER, Horst BAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20170210594
    Abstract: A method for controlling a lift installation having a plurality of cabins that can each stop at a number of floors may involve assigning calls placed outside the cabins to the cabins by way of a lift controller based on at least one assignment criterion. The method may involve considering a current traffic situation of the lift installation during the assignment. The method may further involve generating and considering a forecast of a future traffic situation of the lift installation during the assignment. The forecast may account for personal information of at least one of a person who is in a predetermined environment of the lift installation, a person who is in a section of the lift installation, a person who enters a predetermined environment of the lift installation, or a person who leaves a predetermined environment of the lift installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Stefan Gerstenmeyer, Stefan Schneider
  • Patent number: 9660658
    Abstract: At least one asymmetry element is configured to receive an input signal and is coupled to a first branch of a bi-stable flip-flop comprising the first branch and a second branch. An asymmetry between the first branch and the second branch depends on the input signal. A value indicative of the input signal is determined based on received output signals of a plurality of readout events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Robert Kolm, Christoph Boehm, Maximilian Hofer, Thomas Jackum, Stefan Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170130757
    Abstract: Blind rivet sleeve for a blind rivet, having a sleeve head which has a bearing face for bearing against a visible workpiece surface, and having a sleeve shank, wherein the blind rivet sleeve has a through-opening through which a mandrel can be guided, wherein the sleeve shank has a head forming portion which, during the setting of the blind rivet, is designed to form a blind head, and has a folding portion which is arranged between the head forming portion and the sleeve head and which, during the setting of the blind rivet, is designed to form a sleeve fold for the purpose of achieving a clamping thickness compensation. In this arrangement, the sleeve head has in the region of the bearing face an axial recess for receiving at least part of the sleeve fold formed during the setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan SCHNEIDER, Horst BAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20170101254
    Abstract: A wine dispenser is disclosed that preserves wine by reducing oxidation when partially filled with wine. The dispenser includes: a bottle body having a uniform cross section; a piston disposed within the bottle body for pushing the wine therethrough; a drive member capable of pushing the piston along the bottle body; and a dispensing assembly attached to the dispensing end. The dispensing assembly includes: a shoulder having a wine flow channel, the wine being able to flow out only via the wine flow channel; a neck in sealable and rotatable relationship with the shoulder, the neck having a pouring end and a flow regulation end, the flow regulation end having at least one opening that can be rotated so as to permit wine to flow in from the wine flow channel, through the at least one opening, and out through the pouring end, when pressure is applied to the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Harald George Tomesch, Markus Stefan Schneider, Ralph Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170101303
    Abstract: A wine dispenser is disclosed that protects unpoured wine from oxidation due to exposure to air within the dispenser. The dispenser includes a dispenser body having a weighted piston disposed within, the weighted piston being configured to move toward the dispensing end of the dispenser body when the dispenser is tilted downward, causing wine to be dispensed via a dispensing assembly. The dispensing assembly includes a lid having a wine flow channel that provides a path for wine to flow out of the dispenser body, and a unidirectional flow valve that is biased in a closed air-tight state to prevent air from entering the dispenser body via the wine flow channel, unless the unidirectional flow valve is forced into an open state, thereby allowing wine to flow out from the dispenser body via the wine flow channel, and then out of the dispenser via a pouring neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Harald George Tomesch, Markus Stefan Schneider, Ralph Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170088394
    Abstract: A control system for an elevator system may comprise elevator cars and an elevator control for assigning elevator cars to destination calls. In a first mode of operation, the elevator control may be adapted to determine and assign an elevator car to transport a passenger based on at least one elevator car determination criterion. The elevator control may wait to provide information identifying the elevator car assigned to the passenger until the assigned elevator car approaches or arrives at a floor on which the passenger is located. Waiting to provide such information permits the elevator control to modify which elevator car ultimately transports the passenger based on intervening factors such as a door being held on an elevator car that was initially assigned to transport the passenger. In a second mode of operation, the passenger may be provided with the information that identifies the assigned elevator car immediately after the destination call is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Rory Smith, Stefan Gerstenmeyer, Stefan Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170007194
    Abstract: A method operates an x-ray system for examining an object. In order to optimize the operation of an x-ray system, in particular the dose regulation and/or the image processing, the following method steps are performed. Radiation is passed through the object to be examined and a number of fluoroscopic images of the object are generated. A relevant image region of a fluoroscopic image is selected by a user of the x-ray system. An image-based dose regulation of the radiation dose used for passing radiation through the object is carried out using the selected image region and/or image processing is carried out using the selected image region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: JENS BIALKOWSKI, BERNHARD GEIGER, STEFAN SCHNEIDER, JAN STEINBRENER
  • Publication number: 20160308544
    Abstract: At least one asymmetry element is configured to receive an input signal and is coupled to a first branch of a bi-stable flip-flop comprising the first branch and a second branch. An asymmetry between the first branch and the second branch depends on the input signal. A value indicative of the input signal is determined based on received output signals of a plurality of readout events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Kolm, Christoph Boehm, Maximilian Hofer, Thomas Jackum, Stefan Schneider
  • Patent number: 9450533
    Abstract: An electric fan has a drive motor having a fan rotor, an apparatus for generating a rotation speed signal (n_i), an apparatus for generating a power level signal (P_i) that represents power consumed; a first regulator (n_RGL) for regulating the rotation speed signal (n_i) to a predefined target value (n_s); a second regulator (P_RGL) for regulating the power level signal (P_i) to a predefined power level signal target value (P_s) that corresponds to a predefined minimum consumed power level (P_min), where the first regulator (n_RGL) and the second regulator (P_RGL) apply at least one control output signal (SW) to the drive motor and interact in such a way that, during operation, the at least one control value (SW) in a first state is determined by the first regulator (n_RGL), and in a second state is determined by the second regulator (n_RGL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: EBM-PAPST ST. GEORGEN GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Arno Karwath, Tobias Maier, Harald Schmid, Richard Kienzler, Stefan Schneider, Frank Heller, Martin Mueller, Gerald Hogg
  • Patent number: 9416809
    Abstract: A rivet stud has a rivet body with an elongated shank, a flange, and an axial bore in which is located a tension mandrel, which has a mandrel shank with a drawing end projecting out of a head end of the rivet body that is separable from the mandrel shank at a predetermined breaking point and which has a mandrel head that is supported on a foot end of the rivet body. The mandrel shank is provided with locking means that secure it in the rivet body after setting of the rivet stud, and the predetermined breaking point is located such that the breaking point lies inside the bore of the rivet body after setting of the rivet stud. Located on the mandrel head is a mounting stud that projects from the mandrel head on the side opposite the mandrel shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Schneider, Reimar Saltenberger
  • Patent number: 9357672
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air guidance system having an air guidance housing and an air passage grating fastened thereto, the air passage grating being held on the air guidance housing by means of a snap-lock connection. In order to simplify maintenance of such an air guidance system it is provided according to the invention that the air passage grating carries at least one latch having a snap-in shoulder that can be engaged in a snap-lock seat of the air passage grating and that the air passage grating pivotally accommodates a handle in a bearing seat, said handle disengaging the latch from the snap-lock seat when set from the locking position to the unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Hartmann, Stefan Schneider, Claudia Christine Ronzheimer
  • Patent number: 9285254
    Abstract: A flowmeter for liquids has a measuring housing, which encloses and rotatably mounts an impeller, said measuring housing comprising a one-piece supply pipe and discharge pipe, wherein the impeller is eccentrically arranged in the discharge pipe after a nozzle-forming constriction. A sensor encoder is associated with the impeller and a sensor which responds to the sensor encoder is provided on the measuring housing for determining the amount of liquid flowing through the measuring housing on the basis of the revolutions of the impeller. The outer diameter corresponding to the impeller is smaller than the nominal inner diameter of the discharge pipe, enabling it to be pushed into the one-piece pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: DIGMESA AG
    Inventors: Stefan Lauber, Stefan Schneider, Martin Sigrist, Christoph Rusch, Jean-Claude Frely
  • Patent number: 9254830
    Abstract: A control device for a brake system of a rail vehicle, wherein the brake system includes a friction bracket device which is dependent on frictional engagement. The control device determines a braking effect applied during a braking process on the basis of a brake pressure or brake current and at least one further parameter. Also disclosed are a brake system having such a control device and a method for determining a braking effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Schneider, Michael Schubert, Jasmina Brackovic
  • Patent number: 9237674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter unit for a switchgear cabinet, comprising a filter housing having an air passage that can be covered by an air passage grating at least to some extent. To allow such a filter unit to be maintenanced easily, it provided according to the invention that the air passage grating is hinged indirectly or directly to the filter housing and can be adjusted between a closed position and an opened maintenance position. The filter housing has a retainer which positively blocks a catch of the air passage grating in the maintenance position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Hartmann, Steffen Wagner, Stefan Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150369232
    Abstract: A crank drive arrangement of a piston compressor with a rolling bearing arranged on a crank pin of a crank shaft and to which a connecting rod is attached via an intermediate ring which interacts with apparatus for securing against rotation in relation to the connecting rod, wherein the apparatus for securing against rotation have a pin arrangement fastened in a play-free manner in the connecting rod by a thread and which comes into engagement in an interlocking manner in the intermediate ring via a play-exhibiting fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FÜR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael HARTL, Stefan SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20150345453
    Abstract: The invention proposes a device for nebulizing or spraying or injecting liquid into an operating chamber, wherein at least one multi-jet nozzle (1) having at least two jet ducts (2, 3) for generating at least two liquid jets which at least partially impinge on one another in an impingement zone (7), such that a fan-shaped jet can substantially be generated, the extent of which in a fan plane is greater than, or at least twice as great as, the extent in a transverse direction with respect to said fan plane, by means of which device a highly stable and controlled fan-shaped jet is generated. This is achieved according to the invention in that a ratio (V) of a length (L) of the one or more jet ducts (2, 3) in relation to a duct diameter (D) of the one or more jet ducts (2, 3) is greater than 5 (V=L/D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Schneider, Sebastian Franz, Arthur Handtmann
  • Publication number: 20150324610
    Abstract: A method and an electronic hardware security module are provided for managing software functionalities in a control unit. The hardware security module records results of a security functionality and acts on software functionalities as a function of the results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Markus IHLE, Ingo OPFERKUCH, Thomas KELLER, Andreas SOENKENS, Thomas KUHN, Stefan SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20150324583
    Abstract: A method for operating a control unit, such a control unit, and an electronic hardware security module are provided. A manipulation of a main computer unit is detected by the electronic hardware security module, and a check takes place whether reprogramming is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Martin EMELE, Thomas KELLER, Andreas SOENKENS, Stefan SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20150324576
    Abstract: A method for implementing a communication between at least two control units, and a control unit interconnection for implementing the method are provided. An electronic hardware security module is provided in each control unit, the communication taking place via an additional communications link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Werner QUIRANT, Andreas SOENKENS, Thomas KUHN, Stefan SCHNEIDER