Patents by Inventor Thomas Lang

Thomas Lang 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: 20210188111
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for charging an electrical energy store, the electrical energy store comprising at least one electrical energy storage unit and a predefined maximum permissible energy-store voltage limit value being specified for the electrical energy store. The electrical energy store is charged with a pulsed charging voltage, a maximum value of the pulsed charging voltage being greater than the predefined maximum permissible energy-store voltage limit value over a pulse duration in the case of at least one pulse. The invention further relates to a corresponding device for charging the electrical energy store, to a corresponding computer program, to a corresponding machine-readable storage medium and to a corresponding electrical energy store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Lemke, Stefan Teusch, Thomas Lang, Maximilian Hinninger, Daniel Groezinger, Ulrich Schuetterle
  • Patent number: 10951022
    Abstract: A current distributor for a vehicle, having an input and a plurality of load channels which connect the input to a connected load via a safety fuse and a line in each case, and to a protection system for a vehicle having such a current distributor. In this case, a standby channel connects the input to the connected loads via an electronic fuse, wherein an evaluation and control unit checks the safety fuses for functionality and switches on a semiconductor switch of the electronic fuse and forms a redundant current path between the input and the connected loads via the standby channel if at least one of the safety fuses is identified as having been tripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Lang
  • Patent number: 10923902
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuse system for at least one load of a vehicle, the fuse system having a fuse apparatus that has at least one electronic fuse for the at least one load and an evaluation and control circuit that evaluates a load current through the at least one electronic fuse and compares the load current with at least one prescribed disconnection criterion of a first parameter set, wherein the evaluation and control circuit initiates a trip process that trips the at least one electronic fuse and disconnects the load current to the corresponding load if the at least one prescribed disconnection criterion is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Schiemann, Thomas Lang
  • Publication number: 20200043453
    Abstract: A multiple audio track recording and playback system having at least two audio inputs, a first audio input for receipt and recording of audio tracks AT representing a first audio stream, a second audio input for receipt of a second audio stream, the system is configured for playback of audio tracks recorded on the basis of the first audio stream and the playback is performed with reference to a tempo reference, the tempo reference is automatically derived from beats obtained through beat detection, and the system is configured for beat detection on the basis of at least the first audio stream and the second audio stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas A. LANG, Yan LI
  • Publication number: 20190312427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a current distributor (3) for a vehicle, having an input (E) and a plurality of load channels (LK1, LK2, LKn) which connect the input (E) to a connected load (L1, L2, Ln) via a safety fuse (F1, F2, Fn) and a line (W1, W2, Wn) in each case, and to a protection system (1) for a vehicle having such a current distributor (3). In this case, a standby channel (EK1) connects the input (E) to the connected loads (L1, L2, Ln) via an electronic fuse (EF1), wherein an evaluation and control unit (10) checks the safety fuses (F1, F2, Fn) for functionality and switches on a semiconductor switch (T) of the electronic fuse (EF1) and forms a redundant current path between the input (E) and the connected loads (L1, L2, Ln) via the standby channel (EK1) if at least one of the safety fuses (F1, F2, Fn) is identified as having been tripped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas LANG
  • Publication number: 20190140438
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuse system (1) for at least one load (V1, V2, Vn) of a vehicle, having a fuse apparatus (10) that comprises at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) for the at least one load (V1, V2, Vn) and an evaluation and control circuit (12) that evaluates the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) through the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and compares said load current with at least one prescribed disconnection criterion of a first parameter set (P1), wherein the evaluation and control circuit (12) initiates a trip process that trips the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and disconnects the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) to the corresponding load (V1, V2, Vn) if the at least one prescribed disconnection criterion is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Werner SCHIEMANN, Thomas LANG
  • Patent number: 10097495
    Abstract: The invention describes a methods of enabling and performing location-based services especially geomessaging. The invention describes in detail a flexible combination of multicast Internet protocol addresses and area codes in order to generate geomessaging Internet protocol addresses. The geomessaging Internet protocol address enables to receive by means of a mobile communication device (300) according to the invention geomessages and to submit the geomessages by means of the geomessaging network entity (400) according to the invention. No signaling between the mobile communication device (300) and the network or any service provider within the network is necessary to specify the current location of the mobile communication device. Furthermore, there is no need for a geomessaging message provider to know which mobile communication device is currently located within a specific first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vodafone Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Caldenhoven, Ing. Yang Lu, Thomas Lang
  • Patent number: 10012602
    Abstract: A mathematical scattered radiation model with a number of parameters is specified. A test object is scanned with an X-ray system to generate a first raw dataset. The test object is scanned again to generate a second raw dataset, this time with an intermediary X-ray mask having at least one X-ray transparent region and at least one X-ray non-transparent region between the X-ray source and the test object. Parameter values are determined based on the first raw dataset and on the second raw dataset, and the scattered radiation model is calibrated with the parameter values. An examination object is scanned with the X-ray system to generate a third raw dataset and the third raw dataset is processed with the calibrated scattered radiation model to generate a corrected third raw dataset. A set of X-ray image data is generated from the examination object based on the corrected third raw dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lang, Nicole Maass, Frank Dennerlein
  • Publication number: 20180106734
    Abstract: A mathematical scattered radiation model with a number of parameters is specified. A test object is scanned with an X-ray system to generate a first raw dataset. The test object is scanned again to generate a second raw dataset, this time with an intermediary X-ray mask having at least one X-ray transparent region and at least one X-ray non-transparent region between the X-ray source and the test object. Parameter values are determined based on the first raw dataset and on the second raw dataset, and the scattered radiation model is calibrated with the parameter values. An examination object is scanned with the X-ray system to generate a third raw dataset and the third raw dataset is processed with the calibrated scattered radiation model to generate a corrected third raw dataset. A set of X-ray image data is generated from the examination object based on the corrected third raw dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: THOMAS LANG, NICOLE MAASS, FRANK DENNERLEIN
  • Patent number: 9796031
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for the machining of toothed workpieces, in particular for the plastic reshaping of the tooth edges at the ends of the teeth through a meshing tooth engagement with a tool that is rotatable with free-running mobility about its axis of rotation, in particular a chamfering tool, wherein between the machining of one workpiece and the next, the tool is subjected to a traverse movement, whereby the tool is caused to perform a rotary movement so that, if a tool region (6a, 6b) that is designed for the initial engagement with the work pieces is not suitably positioned, it is brought into a position that is suitable for the machining of the next work piece, wherein the rotary movement is effected by coupling the rotary movement at least in sections to the traverse movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: THE GLEASON WORKS
    Inventors: Karl Schaeferling, Uwe Gampe, Thomas Lang
  • Publication number: 20170118156
    Abstract: The invention describes a methods of enabling and performing location-based services especially geomessaging. The invention describes in detail a flexible combination of multicast Internet protocol addresses and area codes in order to generate geomessaging Internet protocol addresses. The geomessaging Internet protocol address enables to receive by means of a mobile communication device (300) according to the invention geomessages and to submit the geomessages by means of the geomessaging network entity (400) according to the invention. No signaling between the mobile communication device (300) and the network or any service provider within the network is necessary to specify the current location of the mobile communication device. Furthermore, there is no need for a geomessaging message provider to know which mobile communication device is currently located within a specific first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: JÜRGEN CALDENHOVEN, ING. YANG LU, THOMAS LANG
  • Publication number: 20160031023
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for the machining of toothed workpieces, in particular for the plastic reshaping of the tooth edges at the ends of the teeth through a meshing tooth engagement with a tool that is rotatable with free-running mobility about its axis of rotation, in particular a chamfering tool, wherein between the machining of one workpiece and the next, the tool is subjected to a traverse movement, whereby the tool is caused to perform a rotary movement so that, if a tool region (6a, 6b) that is designed for the initial engagement with the work pieces is not suitably positioned, it is brought into a position that is suitable for the machining of the next work piece, wherein the rotary movement is effected by coupling the rotary movement at least in sections to the traverse movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Karl Schaeferling, Uwe Gampe, Thomas Lang
  • Publication number: 20150266385
    Abstract: The invention relates to an energy transmission device (10) for a vehicle (12) which has a wheel axle (22) and at least one wheel (14), wherein a wheel rim (16) of the wheel is mechanically coupled to the wheel axle by means of a connecting unit (18, 20), and wherein the wheel is designed to roll on an underlying surface in order to propel the vehicle, wherein the energy transmission device has a connecting unit (28) for connecting an electrical energy source or an electrical energy sink, and at least one transmission element (32) which is electrically coupled to the connecting unit and is designed to exchange, by means of wireless transmission of energy, electrical energy between the electrical energy source or energy sink and an external energy transmission unit arranged outside the vehicle, wherein the energy transmission device is connected to the wheel of the vehicle in a rotationally fixed fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Lang
  • Publication number: 20150210018
    Abstract: A device and corresponding method for producing three-dimensional components from impregnated fiber tapes. The device includes a plurality of grippers, arranged alongside one another, for gripping fiber tapes impregnated with matrix material, the grippers can be displaced in a linear manner on mutually parallel paths between a pick-up position and a maximum position such that the fiber tapes can be tensioned between the grippers and respectively associated transfer devices; a rotatable table on which the fiber tapes can be laid in a first and at least one additional layer; a severing device which can sever the fiber tapes close to the transfer device; a heating device for heating the layers to 160° C. to 400° C.; a first molding tool and one or more additional molding tools which can be moved together to three-dimensionally form the layers; and a transporting device which can transport the heated layers between the molding tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicants: AUDI AG, VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Markus-Thomas Lang, Michael Kaiser, Marco Göttinger, Sebastian Gierl
  • Patent number: 8984185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computing arrangement (10), said computing arrangement (10) comprising a computer device (11), multiple input- and/or output-devices (14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22) attached to said computer device (11). In order to allow the parallel usage of multiple input- and/or output-devices which are attached to a computer device as peripheral devices, the computing arrangement (10) is characterized by a control device (20) for associating said multiple input- and/or output devices (14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22) to at least two different GUI (Graphical User Interface) instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vodafone GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lang, Martin Orehek
  • Publication number: 20140117929
    Abstract: An assemblage for inductive energy transfer to an electrically drivable vehicle is proposed, which assemblage encompasses a secondary coil and a first signal processing unit. The first signal processing unit is configured to process energy received from the secondary coil, and the assemblage is configured to dispose the secondary coil and a tubular frame portion of the vehicle coaxially with one another, coupling of the secondary coil and the tubular frame section with good thermal conductivity being achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas LANG
  • Patent number: 8555864
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine has a high-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation line and a low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation line with a low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation valve. The low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation line branches off from the exhaust-gas system downstream of a turbine of an exhaust-gas turbocharger and opens into a fresh-air system upstream of a compressor of the exhaust-gas turbocharger. An exhaust-gas flap is disposed in the exhaust-gas system downstream from where the low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation line branches off from the exhaust-gas system. At least one pressure sensor is disposed in the low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation line and configured such that the at least one pressure sensor determines a pressure difference in the low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation line between a point upstream of the low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation valve and a point downstream of the low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Nitzke, Jörg Larink, Jens Jeschke, Thomas Lang, Jürgen Wendt, Achim Freitag, Jörn Müller, Axel Groenendijk, Lothar Nee, Uwe Scher, Werner Aberle, Dieter Mannigel
  • Patent number: 8430701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive device (1) for a watercraft (2) comprising a U or Z-shaped drive train. The drive torque is preferably deflected in the operating position at least twice about the angle (b, g)>0 via at least two bevel gears (23, 24, 20) between a motor shaft of a drive machine formed, preferably, by an internal combustion engine and at least one propeller shaft (13a, 13b). In order to control said drive device in a simple manner and to obtain achieve high shifting convenience, the housing (G) of the drive device (1) consists of one first, one second and one third housing part (4, 5, 6). The three housing parts (4, 5, 6) are rotationally connected to one another and the first housing part (4) can be securely connected to the pre-fabricated wall (2a) of the watercraft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Franz Peter Jegel
    Inventors: Franz P. Jegel, Johannes Bernögger, Thomas Lang
  • Patent number: 8251738
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting the bare end of an insulated conductor with an electrical contact, including a connector housing containing a chamber in which are mounted a bus bar connected with the contact, and a clamping spring normally biased toward the bus bar. A retaining device maintains the spring in a retained open condition spaced from said bus bar, thereby to permit the conductor bare end to be introduced into the chamber toward a clamping position adjacent the bus bar. An operating member is displaced in a controlled manner to release the spring from its retained condition, whereby the spring biases the conductor toward electrical engagement with the bus bar. To remove the conductor, the operating member is operated again to displace the spring toward its open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Heckert, Thomas Lang
  • Patent number: D908514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Lang