Patents by Inventor Thomas Haug

Thomas Haug 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: 6330874
    Abstract: The total ignition angle ZW(z) of each cylinder z is composed of cylinder-selective values basic ignition angle GZ(z) {determined by engine speed n and load L}, knock adjustment angle KNK(z), in addition to a first adaptation value AD1(z) and a second adaptation value AD2 common to all cylinders. AD1(z) is increased when KNK(z) is greater than a threshold DEC and is reduced when KNK(z) is lower than a threshold INC. The second adaptation value AD2 is formed as a function of the average value {overscore (AD1+L )} of the adaptation values of all cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wojciech Cianciara, Gerhard Fischer, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 6317681
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the operation of sensors in an internal combustion engine includes providing reference values from output signals from a sensor. A sliding average (comparison value) is calculated from a relatively large number of reference values. The operation of the sensor is diagnosed as a function of the amplitude distribution of the reference values about the comparison value. If a malfunction is found, a fault message is transmitted to the driver and reversionary running of the internal combustion engine is started. An electric controller operating in accordance with the sensor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mark Elliott, Gerhard Fischer, Thomas Haug, Stephan Bolz, Roger Rouphael, Markus Amtmann
  • Publication number: 20010015197
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the operation of sensors in an internal combustion engine includes providing reference values from output signals from a sensor. A sliding average (comparison value) is calculated from a relatively large number of reference values. The operation of the sensor is diagnosed as a function of the amplitude distribution of the reference values about the comparison value. If a malfunction is found, a fault message is transmitted to the driver and reversionary running of the internal combustion engine is started. An electric controller operating in accordance with the sensor is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: Mark Elliott, Gerhard Fischer, Thomas Haug, Stephan Bolz, Roger Rouphael, Markus Amtmann
  • Publication number: 20010002590
    Abstract: The total ignition angle ZW(z) of each cylinder z is composed of cylinder-selective values basic ignition angle GZ(z) {determined by engine speed n and load L}, knock adjustment angle KNK(z), in addition to a first adaptation value AD1(z) and a second adaptation value AD2 common to all cylinders. ADl(z) is increased when KNK(z) is greater than a threshold DEC and is reduced when KNK(z) is lower than a threshold INC. The second adaptation value AD2 is formed as a function of the average value {overscore (AD1)} of the adaptation values of all cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Inventors: Wojciech Cianciara, Gerhard Fischer, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 6114275
    Abstract: Microporous crystalline metallophosphate composition having an essential framework structure identified by the characteristic X-ray powder diffraction reflections given in Table I, and whose chemical composition in the calcined anhydrous form expressed in terms of mole ratios of oxides is: (M.sub.x Al.sub.y P.sub.z)O.sub.2 where M is silicon, x+y+z=1, and where x, y and z represent the mole fractions of silicon, aluminium and phosphorous present in the product, and where x may have a value from 0 to 0.5, y may have a value from 0.25 to 0.5 and z may have a value from 0.25 to 0.5. The invention also describes a method for preparing the products from a reaction mixture which includes both monovalent cations and fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Norsk Hydro ASA
    Inventors: Karl Petter Lillerud, Erling N. Halvorsen, Arne Karlsson, Duncan Akporiaye, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 5796056
    Abstract: A multi-stage switch with a common actuating element and at least two switch elements for making contact provides that the switch elements are disposed next to each other above contact elements of a circuit board which they bridge in the closed state. The actuating element for the switch is movably disposed above the switch elements in such a way that the switch elements respond sequentially when the actuating element is depressed. Such a multi-stage switch can be produced cost-effectively with simple structural means, can be universally used, is easy to operate, maintenance free to the greatest extent and operates dependably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: NBB Nachrichtentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 5680796
    Abstract: A manual controller including a control lever having a lower end; a housing having a bottom; a bearing held in the housing and supporting the control lever for pivotable deflection in two orthogonal axes around a fixed point from a zero position to a maximum pivot angle relative to the zero position while the lower end of the control lever moves over a path lying in a spherical surface having a radius R; and converter devices which translate pivotal movement of the control lever from its zero position into an electrical signal. The bearing is an elastomer joint having a transition part extending between a rim and an inner part for imposing on the control lever an elastic restoring force from all deflection positions toward the zero position of the control lever while simultaneously maintaining the spatial position of the fixed point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: NBB Nachrichtentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Wustenberg, Raymond Mohrbach, Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Rolf Fazler, Thomas Haug, Fabian Elsasser