Patents by Inventor Thomas Schubert

Thomas Schubert 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: 20080174417
    Abstract: Digital display type gauge for numerically displaying rapidly changing values, such as vehicle digital display type gauges for numerically displaying engine rotation speed or vehicle speed. Least significant digits of digital display are displayed according to predetermined ranges for rates of change of the respective digit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Auto Meter Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Schubert
  • Patent number: 7355562
    Abstract: A modular display panel is formed of a segmented symmetrical graphics panel having display pixels. The panel's interlock in for directions to allow forming larger electronic graphics panel. The preferred shape of the panel is square, defining a perimeter with for edge surfaces. Each of those edge surfaces includes an electrical connection thereon. A frame assembly forms the outer portion of the panel, thereby allowing providing of signals and power to the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Schubert, James Brownlie
  • Publication number: 20080028777
    Abstract: A working substance pairing comprising a working substance and an ionic liquid, its use in absorption heat pumps, absorption refrigeration machines and heat transformers and also corresponding apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Boesmann, Thomas Schubert
  • Patent number: 7285870
    Abstract: Wind power installation for generating electrical energy with at least two components which respectively have sensors and actuators and comprise a control unit, each of the control units being connected to a data network and exchanging with the control units of the other components, signals for the operating conditions of the components, detected sensor values and/or control signals for the other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Schubert
  • Publication number: 20070152667
    Abstract: Two halves of a separable wrist coil provide a coil volume closely conforming to a patient's hand yet separable for insertion and removal of the hand. The halves are hinged allowing easy one-handed operation of the coil in which an operator may stabilize the patient's hand within a propositioned coil with one hand while closing the coil and locking it in position with the other. Detents and a manual lock assist in this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Schubert, John Procarione, Ashok Menon
  • Publication number: 20070154311
    Abstract: Method for torque and pitch control/adjustment for a wind power plant according to the rotational speed according to a characteristic curve, in which at partial load operation in a first section the torque is adjusted up to a first predetermined rotational speed, at partial load operation in a second section the torque is adjusted from the first rotational speed up to a second rotational speed, at full load operation in a third section at least one pitch of a rotor blade is adjusted for rotational speeds greater than the second rotational speed, at full load operation, in a fourth section, the pitch is adjusted for rotational speeds lower than the second rotational speed and greater than the third rotational speed, if a control has been previously carried out according to the third section, and at partial load operation in a fifth section the torque is adjusted for rotational speeds lower than the third rotational speed, if a control has been previously carried out according to the fourth section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kabatzke, Kay Richter, Thomas Schubert
  • Patent number: 7230418
    Abstract: A tachometer circuit includes a flutter reduction circuit and a tachometer. The tachometer circuit cancels pointer flutter in the tachometer without adversely affecting pointer response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Auto Meter Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Schubert
  • Patent number: 7231282
    Abstract: A method for a functional test of a wind turbine generator plant which comprises the following procedural steps: a control unit for the wind turbine generator plant reads in actual values from at least one structural part of the wind turbine generator plant and generates control signals for actuators of the wind turbine generator plant, a simulation unit has at least one input and at least one output as well as one or more mathematical models which depict the behaviour of one or more structural parts of the wind turbine generator plant, the control signals are applied to the input of the simulation unit and the modeled actual values of the models on the structural parts are applied to the output of the simulation unit, wherein the actual values of the simulation unit are applied to the input of the control unit and the control signals of the control unit are applied to the input of the simulation unit; the simulation unit models the actual values of the structural parts resulting for the control signals appli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schubert, Robert Hester
  • Publication number: 20060113801
    Abstract: A method for a functional test of a wind turbine generator plant which comprises the following procedural steps: a control unit for the wind turbine generator plant reads in actual values from at least one structural part of the wind turbine generator plant and generates control signals for actuators of the wind turbine generator plant, a simulation unit has at least one input and at least one output as well as one or more mathematical models which depict the behaviour of one or more structural parts of the wind turbine generator plant, the control signals are applied to the input of the simulation unit and the modeled actual values of the models on the structural parts are applied to the output of the simulation unit, wherein the actual values of the simulation unit are applied to the input of the control unit and the control signals of the control unit are applied to the input of the simulation unit; the simulation unit models the actual values of the structural parts resulting for the control signals appli
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Schubert, Robert Hester
  • Publication number: 20060100748
    Abstract: Wind power installation for generating electrical energy with at least two components which respectively have sensors and actuators and comprise a control unit, each of the control units being connected to a data network and exchanging with the control units of the other components, signals for the operating conditions of the components, detected sensor values and/or control signals for the other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Schubert
  • Patent number: 7014025
    Abstract: A housing arrangement can be connected to a flywheel for rotation in common around an axis of rotation, and a pressure element is connected to the housing arrangement for rotation in common around the axis of rotation but is able to shift in the axial direction. A release spring arrangement includes at least one spring element which acts on the pressure element and is supported against the flywheel after the housing arrangement has been attached to the flywheel. Each spring element is held in place on the pressure element by means of a fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: ZF Sachs AG
    Inventors: Alfred Schauer, Bernd Kuhn, Thomas Schubert, J├╝rgen Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20060012361
    Abstract: A tachometer circuit including a flutter reduction circuit and a tachometer is described. The tachometer circuit cancels pointer flutter in the tachometer without adversely affecting pointer response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Schubert
  • Publication number: 20050178034
    Abstract: A modular display panel is formed of a segmented symmetrical graphics panel having display pixels. The panel's interlock in for directions to allow forming larger electronic graphics panel. The preferred shape of the panel is square, defining a perimeter with for edge surfaces. Each of those edge surfaces includes an electrical connection thereon. A frame assembly forms the outer portion of the panel, thereby allowing providing of signals and power to the units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Schubert, James Brownlie
  • Publication number: 20040200686
    Abstract: A housing arrangement can be connected to a flywheel for rotation in common around an axis of rotation, and a pressure element is connected to the housing arrangement for rotation in common around the axis of rotation but is able to shift in the axial direction. A release spring arrangement includes at least one spring element which acts on the pressure element and is supported against the flywheel after the housing arrangement has been attached to the flywheel. Each spring element is held in place on the pressure element by means of a fastening element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: ZF Sachs AG
    Inventors: Alfred Schauer, Bernd Kuhn, Thomas Schubert, Jurgen Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20030205939
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an emergency power supply to be coupled to an electric power source providing an incoming AC signal may include an input/output terminal, a battery with a DC voltage, a rectifier coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, an inverter coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, and a control circuit coupled to the rectifier and the inverter so that in a first operational mode the rectifier is coupled to the battery to rectify an incoming AC signal at the input/output terminal to charge the battery and the inverter is decoupled from the battery, and in a second operational mode the inverter is coupled to the battery to invert the DC voltage to provide an outgoing AC signal at the input/output terminal and the rectifier is decoupled from the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Electronic Design
    Inventors: Alexander C. Crosman, Thomas Schubert, William R. Sandman
  • Publication number: 20020079861
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, an induction motor driver includes a DC power supply having a selectively variable voltage. The driver also includes an inverter coupled to the DC power supply and coupleable to an induction motor, the inverter selectively actuateable to generate from the selectively variable voltage of the DC power supply a low-frequency series of square-shaped pulses, the series of square-shaped pulses having a frequency and each pulse having an amplitude related to the selectively variable voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: Electronic Design and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Thomas A. Schubert
  • Publication number: 20020079742
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an emergency power supply to be coupled to an electric power source providing an incoming AC signal may include an input/output terminal, a battery with a DC voltage, a rectifier coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, an inverter coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, and a control circuit coupled to the rectifier and the inverter so that in a first operational mode the rectifier is coupled to the battery to rectify an incoming AC signal at the input/output terminal to charge the battery and the inverter is decoupled from the battery, and in a second operational mode the inverter is coupled to the battery to invert the DC voltage to provide an outgoing AC signal at the input/output terminal and the rectifier is decoupled from the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: Electronic Design
    Inventors: Alexander C. Crosman, Thomas Schubert, William R. Sandman
  • Patent number: 6384568
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, an induction motor driver includes a DC power supply having a selectively variable voltage. The driver also includes an inverter coupled to the DC power supply and coupleable to an induction motor, the inverter selectively actuateable to generate from the selectively variable voltage of the DC power supply a low-frequency series of square-shaped pulses, the series of square-shaped pulses having a frequency and each pulse having an amplitude related to the selectively variable voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Electronic Design & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Schubert
  • Publication number: 20010015576
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an emergency power supply to be coupled to an electric power source providing an incoming AC signal may include an input/output terminal, a battery with a DC voltage, a rectifier coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, an inverter coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, and a control circuit coupled to the rectifier and the inverter so that in a first operational mode the rectifier is coupled to the battery to rectify an incoming AC signal at the input/output terminal to charge the battery and the inverter is decoupled from the battery, and in a second operational mode the inverter is coupled to the battery to invert the DC voltage to provide an outgoing AC signal at the input/output terminal and the rectifier is decoupled from the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Applicant: Electronic Design and Manufacturig, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Crosman, Thomas Schubert, William R. Sandman
  • Patent number: 5834858
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an emergency power supply to be coupled to an electric power source providing an incoming AC signal may include an input/output terminal, a battery with a DC voltage, a rectifier coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, an inverter coupled directly to the input/output terminal and connected to the battery, and a control circuit coupled to the rectifier and the inverter so that in a first operational mode the rectifier is coupled to the battery to rectify an incoming AC signal at the input/output terminal to charge the battery and the inverter is decoupled from the battery, and in a second operational mode the inverter is coupled to the battery to invert the DC voltage to provide an outgoing AC signal at the input/output terminal and the rectifier is decoupled from the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Electronic Design & Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Crosman, III, Thomas Schubert, William R. Sandman