Patents by Inventor Thomas Bauer

Thomas Bauer 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: 20210328479
    Abstract: A rotor carrier for a rotor of an electric machine and to a hybrid module with such a rotor carrier. The rotor carrier includes a tubular base body having elements on an outer circumferential surface facing the rotor for connection between base body and rotor, the base body is connected to a hub by a connection element. The connection element has an axial portion which extends along a part of the axial length of the base body and runs coaxial to the latter, in that receptacles for parts of a clutch are provided on an inner circumferential surface of the axial portion remote of the base body, and in that the connection element has a flange area adjoining the axial portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Wolfgang GROßPIETSCH, Angelika EBERT, Monika RÖßNER, Christoph MARGRAF, Thomas BAUER
  • Publication number: 20210309903
    Abstract: A method for storing an inorganic salt, wherein the inorganic salt has a long service life, and the stability of a salt melt made of the inorganic salt is increased. This is achieved in that the inorganic salt is provided in a liquid state, wherein the inorganic salt comprises anions which decompose when heat is supplied, thereby forming at least one gaseous decomposition product, and the pressure of the gas atmosphere is set such that the gas atmosphere is in chemical equilibrium with the inorganic salt in the liquid state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
    Inventors: Alexander BONK, Markus BRAUN, Jochen FORSTNER, Veronika SÖTZ, Thomas BAUER
  • Patent number: 11130505
    Abstract: An arrangement for lighting a rail vehicle includes at least one energy source, at least one controller, at least one lighting device, at least one electrical line for connecting the energy source to the at least one controller and an electrical line for connecting the controller to the at least one lighting device. Each lighting device includes at least one adjacent controller. A rail vehicle with the lighting arrangement is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210285995
    Abstract: A method includes performing by a processor: receiving a plurality of power system synchrophasor measurements over a time interval from a plurality of phasor measurement units (PMUs) in a power system, determining a variation in frequency of a power signal generated by the power system based on the plurality of power system synchrophasor measurements, and determining a clock time shift based on the variation in frequency of the power signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yilu Liu, Ling Wu, Jingtao Ma, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210277941
    Abstract: A linear guide device includes at least one linear guide unit which has a guide housing, in which two annularly closed circulating channels are formed in each of which a multitude of roller bearing elements is received. The guide housing has a single-piece housing intermediate element which contributes to the formation of the circulating channels and through which passes at least one lubrication channel which communicates with the circulating channels. The lubrication channel passes through the single-piece housing intermediate element and extends partly also in an integral pipe-stub-like lubrication appendix of the single-piece housing intermediate element, wherein the lubrication appendix includes a lubrication opening which is accessible from outside the guide housing for bringing in lubricant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Markus Meyer zu Brickwedde, Thomas Wagner, Maike Wegenast, Thomas Winkler
  • Patent number: 11113957
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for connecting traffic signal control infrastructure, in-service transit vehicles, and back-end computing and service systems, and providing an adaptable user interface, remotely effecting a change on a Portable Electronic Device (PED), verifying location of transit vehicles and tailoring information to the behavior of a transit operator. System determines an “optimal window” for a transit vehicle to travel through a maximum number of consecutive traffic signals during the green vehicular phase. The system determines and sends a recommended speed to traverse the optimal window. In a case where an optimal window is not possible under current circumstances, the system determines and then advises the driver to remain at the current station for a specified dwell time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Kiel Roger Ova, Venkata Subbarao Nallamothu, Keith Andrew Riniker, Thomas Bauer, Jingtao Ma
  • Publication number: 20210268889
    Abstract: A rotor carrier for a rotor of an electric machine and to a hybrid module with such a rotor carrier. The rotor carrier includes a pot-shaped base body. The base body overlaps only a portion of the axial extension of the rotor, in that the rotor carrier comprises a second supporting body that has elements on an outer circumferential surface for a positive engagement connection and/or frictional engagement connection between supporting body and rotor, in that the supporting body has a radially extending flange, and in that the bottom of the base body and the flange of the supporting body are connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Wolfgang GROßPIETSCH, Angelika EBERT, Monika RÖßNER, Christoph MARGRAF, Thomas BAUER
  • Publication number: 20210256844
    Abstract: Traffic signal timing plans are derived from vehicle trajectory or probe data. The probe data is collected and archived in a datastore over a sample time on the order of weeks or longer. Probe data is corrected for clock drift, geo-fence filtered to a selected intersection, and then stop line crossings in the intersection are identified and analyzed along with related data to determine the timing plans and schedule for the intersection. In this way, access to government agency timing plans is obviated so as to save time and expense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Michael NEILL, Brandon Keith SAMS, Jonah Aaron PINCETICH, Darryl Joseph MICHAUD, Thomas BAUER, Jingtao MA
  • Publication number: 20210237360
    Abstract: In some examples, a controller receives measurement data responsive to operation of a vibrated spreader for use in dispensing a build material onto a target surface, and controls a frequency of a vibration of the spreader based on the measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: David A. Champion, Adriaan Spierings, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210213804
    Abstract: A vehicle heater includes a burner assembly unit (12) with a combustion chamber (18) to be fed with combustion air (V) and fuel (B) and a flame tube (24). A heat exchanger assembly unit (14) includes an inner heat exchanger housing (28) with an inner circumferential wall (30) and an outer heat exchanger housing (34) with an outer circumferential wall (36). A heat transfer medium flow space (40) is between the inner and outer heat exchanger housings, which are elongated in a longitudinal axis (L) direction. A waste gas backflow space (44), between the inner circumferential wall (30) and the flame tube, opens towards an exhaust gas outlet. A catalytic converter device (52) is provided in the waste gas backflow space associated with an energizable heating unit (58), or/and insulation material (64) is provided on an outer side (62) facing away from the heat transfer medium flow space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas BAUER, Tobias STROBEL, Günter EBERSPACH, Walter BLASCHKE
  • Publication number: 20210139055
    Abstract: An arrangement for lighting a rail vehicle includes at least one energy source, at least one controller, at least one lighting device, at least one electrical line for connecting the energy source to the at least one controller and an electrical line for connecting the controller to the at least one lighting device. Each lighting device includes at least one adjacent controller. A rail vehicle with the lighting arrangement is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventor: THOMAS BAUER
  • Patent number: 10966830
    Abstract: An instrument for repairing an atrioventricular heart valve, the instrument including a tubular element having an outer, distal end; a distal implant part arranged in the tubular element; an artificial chord arranged in the tubular element; a proximal implant part arranged in the tubular element; and, an anchor carrier arranged in the tubular element. The distal implant part and the proximal implant part are arranged in the tubular element beside one another, with the distal implant part being closer to the distal end of the tubular element than the proximal implant part The proximal implant part is assembled with the anchor carrier inside the tubular element so that the tubular element prevents the proximal implant part from escaping from the anchor carrier as long as the anchor carrier is within the tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COREMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210061057
    Abstract: A vehicle temperature control system, for electric motor-powered vehicles or hybrid vehicles, includes a heater (18), which can be operated electrically or/and with fuel, with a first heat exchanger device (16) for transferring heat provided in the heater (18) to a first heat carrier medium provided in a first heat carrier medium circuit (12). An operating material tank (20) holds a liquid operating material (24). A second heat exchanger device (26) provides heat transfer between the first heat carrier medium provided in the first heat carrier medium circuit (12) and energy storage material (36) contained in the operating material tank (20). A third heat exchanger device (38) provides heat transfer between the first heat carrier medium provided in the first heat carrier medium circuit (12) and a second heat carrier medium provided in a second heat carrier medium circuit (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas BAUER
  • Patent number: 10937313
    Abstract: At a roadway intersection controlled by an electronic traffic signal controller system, a potentially dangerous “dilemma zone” problem arises where a driver must quickly decide whether to stop or continue through the intersection. The problem is mitigated by leveraging data provided by an approaching vehicle itself as the source of detection. Based on the vehicle data itself, an “artificial detection” message is sent to the traffic signal controller to attempt to extend the green time, and thus permit a subject vehicle to safely pass through the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jingtao Ma, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210022866
    Abstract: A sutureless implant for replacing damaged natural chordae tedineae of a human or possibly animal heart, the implant including a distal implant part, a proximal implant part, and an artificial chord. The distal implant part is configured to fit in a lumen of an implant delivery device and includes a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the distal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of anchoring the distal implant part in human muscle tissue. The proximal implant part is configured to fit in the lumen of the implant delivery device and comprises a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the proximal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of bearing on a tissue portion of leaflet tissue. The distal implant part and the proximal implant part are connected by the chord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: 10894918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal (LC) medium comprising polymerisable compounds, to a process for its preparation, to its use for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays, and to LC displays comprising it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Melanie Klasen-Memmer, Nils Greinert, Matthias Bremer, Konstantin Schneider, Christian Schoenefeld, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210007848
    Abstract: A sutureless implant for replacing damaged natural chordae tendineae of a human or possibly animal heart, the implant including a distal implant part, a proximal implant part, and an artificial chord. The distal implant part is configured to fit in a lumen of an implant delivery device and includes a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the distal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of anchoring the distal implant part in human muscle tissue. The proximal implant part is configured to fit in the lumen of the implant delivery device and comprises a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the proximal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of bearing on a tissue portion of leaflet tissue. The distal implant part and the proximal implant part are connected by the chord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: 10878693
    Abstract: Methods and systems to improve the accuracy of traffic signal state change predictions are disclosed. Predictions can be broadcast to vehicle drivers or autonomous systems to improve safety, fuel efficiency and reduce delays. Predictions for fixed-time signals are generated based on their scheduled timing plan and the current clock/time, but these predictions are subject variations, for example, due to traffic signal controller clock drift. Real-time actual, not predicted, data is collected and utilized to correct for these variations. Further, real-time probe data is collected and used to validate correctness of the generated predictions in real time. In one embodiment, GPS data from travelers' devices is utilized to assess validity of the generated predictions, looking particularly at signal stop line crossings relative to predicted green time window. If crossings observed in real time contradict the predicted signal state, the data service providing predictions to users may be suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jingtao Ma, Thomas Bauer, Kyle Zachary Hatcher, Alex Thomas Marineau
  • Publication number: 20200346385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw extruder (29) having a housing (30) comprising an intake housing (4), a degassing housing (5), and at least one housing bore (21, 22) running in the interior of the degassing housing (5) and implementing at least one internal wall segment (25; 26; 27; 28) of the degassing housing (5) and serving for receiving at least one auger shaft (7), and wherein the at least one wall segment (25; 26; 27; 28) of the at least one housing bore (21, 22) comprises at least one partition wall (13, 33) protruding into the at least one housing bore (21, 22) in the region of the degassing housing (5), and wherein at least one filter element (8) is disposed in the interior of the degassing housing (5) and at least partially encompasses the at least one auger shaft (7) and bears on the partition wall (13) in regions for implementing at least two spatial pressure regions (11, 12) sealed off from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Erdmann, Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: 10806578
    Abstract: A sutureless implant for replacing damaged natural chordae tedingeae of a human or possibly animal heart, the implant including a distal implant part, a proximal implant part, and an artificial chord. The distal implant part is configured to fit in a lumen of an implant delivery device and includes a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the distal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of anchoring the distal implant part in human muscle tissue. The proximal implant part is configured to fit in the lumen of the implant delivery device and comprises a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the proximal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of bearing on a tissue portion of leaflet tissue. The distal implant part and the proximal implant part are connected by the chord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: COREMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer