Patents by Inventor Stephan Meyer

Stephan Meyer 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: 11883914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact tip (1) for arc welding with at least one channel (2) passing through the contact tip (1) for receiving a welding wire (3), the channel (2) having a non-round stellate, multi-lobular cross-section with convexly rounded sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Cunova GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Hune, Jörg Schönfeld, Frank Böert, Reinhard Hintemann, Hans-Günter Wobker, Stephan Meyer
  • Patent number: 11787256
    Abstract: A stabilizing bar for a vehicle, comprising: a central portion, which is elongate; a first attachment portion configured to be attached to a first part of the vehicle secured to a first wheel of the vehicle; and a first bearing configured to be attached to the chassis of the vehicle, the stabilizing bar comprising, between the central portion and the first attachment portion, a first curved portion, the first curved portion being curved along a curve having a radius of curvature which is strictly increasing with increasing distance from the first bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Jean-François Lancien, Abderrahman Ouakka, Philippe Etienne Rouy, Renaud Ridacker, Démis Coppin, Stephan Meyer
  • Patent number: 11758839
    Abstract: A method teaches at least one section of a delimiting border of a land area for a green area maintenance system. The green area maintenance system has: an autonomous mobile green area maintenance robot, and a robot position determining system. The robot position determining system is designed to detect robot position coordinates of the green area maintenance robot. The robot position coordinates are based on a first position determining technology. The method (a) defines a sequence of teach-in position coordinates of the section, the teach-in position coordinates being based on a second position determining technology different from the first position determining technology, and (b) transforms the defined sequence of teach-in position coordinates into a sequence of transformation robot position coordinates, the transformation robot position coordinates being based on the first position determining technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Gruhler, Goetz Wintergerst, Stephan Meyer, Petrus Van Zutven, Sebastian Kraemer, Samuel Zoettl
  • Patent number: 11757664
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system comprising PoE apparatus including midspans, switches and routers that can provide high powered PoE connections that enable the recovery of DC power in sufficient quantities that allow it to be converted to AC power by way of an inverter. The invention also provides a method for providing AC power, data and light to office workstations using a single PoE connection. The invention further comprises a common mode signalling system that operates independently of any TCP/IP signal transmitted through an Ethernet connection wherein said signalling system is adapted to communicate with and control PoE powered devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Norman Boemi, David John Bull, James Bull, Stephan Meyer
  • Patent number: 11738417
    Abstract: A suspension strut fork that has an upper portion which is constructed in an integral, materially uniform manner in the form of a suspension strut receiving member. Members and fork arms protrude therefrom in an integral, materially uniform manner. A gap is provided between the members. Via this gap, the members can be moved toward each other so that a resilient and/or damper element which is arranged in the suspension strut receiving member is securely clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frode Paulsen, Stephan Meyer
  • Publication number: 20230264533
    Abstract: A chassis link has a link body, a ball joint socket being arranged at one link end of the link body. The ball joint socket has a cylindrical portion and an outwardly directed flange which is formed from the same material as and in one piece with the cylindrical portion. The ball joint socket is joined by way of the flange to a first web of the link body. A second lower web of the link body is joined to the cylindrical portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas ABRAM, Olga KASPER, Stephan MEYER, Vojtech DRTINA
  • Patent number: 11667167
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an elongate link arm member of a support link arm. A ball joint socket is disposed on a first longitudinal and of the link arm member. The link arm member in a sheet-metal shell construction mode is formed from sheet metal and has a cavity portion. The ball joint socket is a forging or casting from metal and possesses a fastening appendage which is configured in a materially integral manner so as to be in one piece with said ball joint socket. The ball joint socket by way of the fastening appendage engages in the cavity portion of the link arm member and is joined to the link arm member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Juergen Hummelt
  • Patent number: 11571940
    Abstract: A chassis control arm includes a single-piece base body with several hollow chambers. The base body includes a plurality of bearing mounts. A first bearing mount is formed by one of the hollow chambers and traverses the base body to define a first bearing axis which extends in extrusion direction. A second bearing mount in a first end portion of the base body defines a second bearing axis in a direction which deviates from the extrusion direction of the hollow profile. A third bearing mount is positioned in a second end portion of the base body. The base body has a center portion which includes the first bearing mount and is arranged between the first and second end portions. The base body has a first leg extending from the first end portion to the center portion, and a second leg extending from the second end portion to the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBIL TECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Erik Walter, Frode Paulsen, Arne Schnieders
  • Patent number: 11535287
    Abstract: In a rail system and method for operating a rail system having a rail-guided mobile part and having a central control system, the mobile part includes a device for acquiring the position of the mobile part, the mobile part has a first drive, in particular a traction drive, the mobile part has a current acquisition device, the mobile part has a processor for evaluating the current-value profile acquired between a first position and a second position, the processor as a device for evaluating the current-value profile is configured such that the processor determines as an evaluation value tuples which include at least an item of position information and a value determined from the current-value profile, the processor is connected with the aid of a data transmission channel to the central control system for the transmission of the value tuples, the central control system is adapted to monitor the value tuples and monitors the respective value determined from the individual current profile for an exceeding of a pe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Escuriola Ettingshausen, Björn Grothe, Daniel Schmidt, Stephan Meyer
  • Patent number: 11376911
    Abstract: A spring control arm for a wheel suspension of a motor vehicle is formed as a single-shell, essentially U-shaped sheet metal part and includes a back, spaced-apart side walls adjoining the back and each having an upper side wall region connected to the back, a lower side wall region distal from the back, and a central side wall region arranged between the upper and lower side wall regions. The spring control arm has first and a second end sections for attachment and a wider spring plate region disposed therebetween. The spring control arm has a substantially omega-shaped cross section in the spring plate region, which is more pronounced in a central longitudinal section due to outwardly projecting upper side wall sections than in an end longitudinal section of the spring plate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter Friesen, Oliver Mielke, Stephan Meyer, Jürgen Hummelt, Thomas Klee, Manfred Bürger
  • Patent number: 11358198
    Abstract: An efficient method for producing spring strut forks for motor vehicles is presented. In each case two spring strut forks are produced from a metallic extruded profile as a starting product. The extruded profile has a central, middle main chamber and four longitudinal chambers which are arranged offset with respect to one another over the circumference of the main chamber. Wall portions of the main chamber which are situated between the longitudinal chambers are removed, and the extruded profile is severed into two semifinished parts. Each semifinished part has one cylinder portion and two oppositely situated arm portions which project relative to the cylinder portions. The semifinished parts are subsequently mechanically machined, and one spring strut fork is produced from each semifinished part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Frode Paulsen
  • Publication number: 20220048348
    Abstract: The support link arm according to the invention has an elongate link arm member. A ball joint socket is disposed on a first longitudinal and of the link arm member. The link arm member in a sheet-metal shell construction mode is formed from sheet metal and has a cavity portion. The ball joint socket is a forging or casting from metal and possesses a fastening appendage which is configured in a materially integral manner so as to be in one piece with said ball joint socket. The ball joint socket by way of the fastening appendage engages in the cavity portion of the link arm member and is joined to the link arm member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Juergen Hummelt
  • Patent number: 11230151
    Abstract: Motor vehicle control arm (1) comprising two profiles (2, 3) made from a metallic material, which are arranged at a distance opposite each other, and are connected to at least one plastic element (11) made from a fiber-reinforced plastic, wherein a plastic element (11) is designed in particular as a spring seat, which is designed to accommodate a motor vehicle spring. Such a motor vehicle control arm (1) is optimized with respect to weight and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Fortmeier, Frank Höcker, Matthias Körner, Stephan Meyer, Alex Mirau
  • Publication number: 20220016951
    Abstract: A stabilizing bar for a vehicle, comprising: a central portion, which is elongate; a first attachment portion configured to be attached to a first part of the vehicle secured to a first wheel of the vehicle; and a first bearing configured to be attached to the chassis of the vehicle, the stabilizing bar comprising, between the central portion and the first attachment portion, a first curved portion, the first curved portion being curved along a curve having a radius of curvature which is strictly increasing with increasing distance from the first bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-François LANCIEN, Abderrahman OUKKA, Philippe Etienne ROUY, Renaud RIDACKER, Démis COPPIN, Stephan MEYER
  • Patent number: 11135885
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a motor vehicle control arm, like a wishbone, having an integral main body configured in a materially integral manner. A first bearing receptacle is connected to the main body. The main body has a first end portion having a second bearing receptacle, and a second end portion having a third bearing receptacle. The main body comprises a central portion. Said central portion connects the first and the second end portion. The central portion is configured as a cavity profile. The second and the third bearing receptacle are configured integrally and in a materially integral manner from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Frode Paulsen
  • Patent number: 11124032
    Abstract: A method for producing motor vehicle controls from extruded profiles and a motor vehicle control. A length section of an extruded profile strand is provided and this is either processed by cutting technology and divided into several extrusion profiles or is first divided into several extruded profiles and they are then processed via shear cutting. By means of a mechanical processing of the extrusion profiles, the motor vehicle controls are formed. The length section has a double T-shaped cross-section with a brace and two belts aligned perpendicular to the brace, wherein the end-side of the belts are connected to flanges. During manufacturing, a motor vehicle control is produced with a steering element, which comprises a middle part and two side arms. In the middle part as well as in the side arms, bearing housings are configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frode Paulsen, Marco Füllgräbe, Arne Schnieders, Stephan Meyer
  • Publication number: 20210229224
    Abstract: A suspension strut fork that has an upper portion which is constructed in an integral, materially uniform manner in the form of a suspension strut receiving member. Members and fork arms protrude therefrom in an integral, materially uniform manner. A gap is provided between the members. Via this gap, the members can be moved toward each other so that a resilient and/or damper element which is arranged in the suspension strut receiving member is securely clamped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Frode PAULSEN, Stephan MEYER
  • Publication number: 20210127569
    Abstract: A method teaches at least one section of a delimiting border of a land area for a green area maintenance system. The green area maintenance system has: an autonomous mobile green area maintenance robot, and a robot position determining system. The robot position determining system is designed to detect robot position coordinates of the green area maintenance robot. The robot position coordinates are based on a first position determining technology. The method (a) defines a sequence of teach-in position coordinates of the section, the teach-in position coordinates being based on a second position determining technology different from the first position determining technology, and (b) transforms the defined sequence of teach-in position coordinates into a sequence of transformation robot position coordinates, the transformation robot position coordinates being based on the first position determining technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias GRUHLER, Goetz WINTERGERST, Stephan MEYER, Petrus VAN ZUTVEN, Sebastian KRAEMER, Samuel ZOETTL
  • Patent number: 10967693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a check rail for a rail suspension in a vehicle. The check rail may include a check rail body, and a ball-and-socket joint pan formed in the check rail body, wherein the ball-and-socket joint pan may include a circumferential inner wall and a receiving opening, with a ball-and-socket joint pin with an articulated ball in the ball-and-socket joint pan, and with a plastic injection layer configured to embed the articulated ball in the ball-and-socket joint pan between the circumferential inner wall of the ball-and-socket joint pan and the articulated ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Hauke Mehner, Reinhard Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20210053408
    Abstract: A chassis control arm includes a single-piece base body with several hollow chambers. The base body includes a plurality of bearing mounts. A first bearing mount is formed by one of the hollow chambers and traverses the base body to define a first bearing axis which extends in extrusion direction. A second bearing mount in a first end portion of the base body defines a second bearing axis in a direction which deviates from the extrusion direction of the hollow profile. A third bearing mount is positioned in a second end portion of the base body. The base body has a center portion which includes the first bearing mount and is arranged between the first and second end portions. The base body has a first leg extending from the first end portion to the center portion, and a second leg extending from the second end portion to the center portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Erik Walter, FRODE PAULSEN, ARNE SCHNIEDERS