Patents by Inventor Thomas Winkler

Thomas Winkler 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: 20190374941
    Abstract: Acoustofluidic components in which at least one microfluidic element and at least one acoustic transducer element are arranged on a piezoelectric substrate and/or on a piezoelectric layer on a non-piezoelectric substrate and/or on a non-piezoelectric substrate on a piezoelectric layer. The at least one microfluidic element is arranged in at least one propagation direction of an acoustic wave excited by the acoustic transducer element and the at least one microfluidic element prepared at least partially by lamination and photolithographic structuring comprises a base, walls and a top. At least the top is prepared by lamination and photolithographic structuring, and the microfluidic element has top thicknesses of 0.01 to 10 times the wavelength of the acoustic wave excited by the acoustic transducer element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER-UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas WINKLER, Christine HENZE, Thomas GEMMING
  • Publication number: 20190376923
    Abstract: In order to provide a method for cleaning, conditioning, calibration, adjustment and conditioning of an amperometric sensor of a measuring device for determining a content substance in an electrolyte, with a measuring chamber, sealed by a selectively permeable membrane, containing the electrolyte, in which the working electrode and a reference electrode connected electrically with the working electrode are arranged, wherein the membrane is permeable to the content substance which is to be determined, wherein the determination of the content substance takes place during a measuring interval in that a voltage is applied between the working electrode and reference electrode, the current which flows via the electrical connection between working electrode and reference electrode is measured and the content substance deduced from the measured current, said method achieving a comparable or even a better cleaning and conditioning effect than the methods known from the prior art, but for which a simpler equipment set-
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Klaus Koppert, Holger Schopf, Thomas Winkler
  • Patent number: 10500960
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for operating an electrical system of a motor vehicle, said electrical system comprising a first power source for providing an operating voltage for at least one partial onboard network of the electrical system and at least a second power source, wherein an electrically conductive connection of the first power source to the electrical system is monitored for an intentional interruption and, in the event of a detected intentional interruption of the electrically conductive connection, the at least one second power source of the electrical system is separated therefrom or deactivated. A motor vehicle with an onboard electrical system and a control device, for execution of the method, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Josef Winkler, Bernhard Stock, Thomas Hackner
  • Publication number: 20190366859
    Abstract: The invention concerns a battery system (200) for a vehicle (1), preferably for an industrial truck, comprising: at least one rechargeable battery (210) for supplying at least a vehicle component (2) of the vehicle (1), a charging component (50) for mechanically (52) and electrically (53) charging connection with an external charging device (310) to charge the battery (210) through the charging device (310) in a state of charge, a safety device (60), which is arranged at least partially in the area of the charging component (50), for detecting the mechanical charging connection of the charging component (50) with the charging device (310), so that a safety interruption of the power supply of the vehicle component (2) can be performed in the charging state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Norman WINKLER, Thomas NAWRATH, Stefan REINHOLD
  • Publication number: 20190316604
    Abstract: A rotary drive device has a fluid-actuated rotary drive with a drive housing and a drive unit which is rotative relative thereto. The drive unit includes a drive shaft and a pivot piston, non-rotatably arranged thereon, separating two drive chambers from one another. For controlling the fluid-actuated rotary drive, a control valve arrangement including at least one electrically actuatable control valve is provided, which is attached to the drive housing and in this way is combined with the rotary drive to form a drive assembly that can be handled as a single unit. Furthermore, a robot arm is proposed, which has the rotary drive device as an arm joint connecting two arm members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Markowski, Andreas Weiss, Thomas Beyerlein, Artem Beger, Bernd Bellingrodt, Manuel Rausch, Daniel Bren, Nicole Skrok, Michael Winkler
  • Publication number: 20190288868
    Abstract: A method for operating a building automation system involves a detection device of a vehicle determining passenger data describing at least one passenger of the vehicle and transmitting the passenger data to a control device. The control device controls at least one functional device of a building depending on the passenger data. The detection device continuously determines a behaviour of the at least one passenger and the determined passenger data describe the behaviour of the at least one passenger, including an average length of stay during a stay of at the least one passenger in the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Khaled MOSALEM, Thomas WINKLER
  • Patent number: 10364257
    Abstract: A process for a continuous production of a boronic acid derivative based on a Matteson boronic ester homologation and an apparatus of performing the process are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: REMPEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ulfried Felfer, Clemens Stueckler, Stefan Steinhofer, Andreas Pelz, Marcus Hanacek, Thomas Heinrich Pabst, George Winkler, Peter Poechlauer, Bas Ritzen, Michel Goldbach
  • Patent number: 10364890
    Abstract: A double cup-shaped piston for a disc brake including an electromechanical parking brake device. An aspect of the invention permits an improved compromise between easier operability, rationalized component logistics in piston production, reduced hydraulic volume uptake in cooperation with the wheel brake periphery, and enhanced fatigue strength under maximum collective stress, in particular for heavy-duty applications of a disc brake with an electromechanical parking brake device. The problem is solved by the presence of a piston wall, which is provided, on the one hand, to sit with a free edge on a rear plate of a friction lining, and wherein the piston, on the other hand, includes an integral dome which forms an open receptacle for an actuator arranged diametrically to the edge of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Thomas Winkler, Matthias Würz, Jürgen Balz, Bernhard Schmittner, Werner Denhard
  • Publication number: 20190226053
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of precious metal (PM) from PM oil, the process including combustion of PM oil within a furnace, where the PM oil is burned in atomized form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Peters, Jimmy Taylor, Chris Hobbs, Felix Stoffner, Holger Winkler, Thomas Richards, SR.
  • Patent number: 10350742
    Abstract: Percussion unit, especially for a rotary hammer and/or percussion hammer, comprising a control unit which is designed for controlling a pneumatic percussion mechanism. According to the disclosure, the control unit comprises at least one load estimation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Nitsche, Antoine Vandamme, Thomas Winkler, Helge Sprenger, Haris Hamedovic, Wolfgang Fischer, Christian Bertsch, Mario Eduardo Vega Zavala, Ulli Hoffmann, Thilo Henke, Achim Duesselberg
  • Patent number: 10289222
    Abstract: Handling of touch events in a browser environment is disclosed. An example method includes, while a document is displayed on a touchscreen display of a device, detecting a touch event at the touchscreen display, and selectively processing the detected touch event using one of a default hander, a touch event handler, and a conversion to one or more mouse events, according to a touch event handling property defined for the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Genevieve Elizabeth Mak, Eli Joshua Fidler, Michael Thomas Winkler, Matthew Nicholaos Staikos, Joseph Charles Mason
  • Patent number: 10231068
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hearing device (1) for being worn at least partly within an ear canal of a user of the hearing device (1), the hearing device (1) comprising a shell (2) with a wall and an opening (4), wherein the wall has a rim (11) at the opening (4), and wherein the wall is thickened along at least part of the rim (11). Furthermore, a method for manufacturing such a hearing device (1) is specified, especially comprising determining an area of a bonding surface (12) at the rim (11) for bonding a face plate (3) to the shell at the opening (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Christian Frei, Natasha Oatman, Thomas Winkler, Matthias Stadler
  • Publication number: 20180345937
    Abstract: A novel, particularly rationally designed, modular parking brake actuator for an electric drum brake system. An axle A1 from the motor, including a screw gear pinion coupled in a rotationally fixed manner, and an axle A2 of the spindle arrangement, including a screw gear which is coupled in a rotationally fixed manner to the drive nut, define under a deflection of 90° a single wheel gearbox stage of the parking brake actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Winkler, Jürgen Balz, Marco Froschauer, Jürgen Bauer, Patrick Walter, Stefan Heinz, Philipp Merkel, Pejman Bijanzadeh
  • Publication number: 20180345936
    Abstract: Methods and corresponding control devices for releasing an electric actuator in a reliable manner, such as an electric parking brake in particular, in a motor vehicle brake system. The aim of the invention is to provide an improved function and architecture which helps prevent the disadvantages of open-loop control systems when using a rationalized sensor system, thereby obviating closed-loop control systems. This is achieved by a release method and a corresponding electronic control unit which obtains an especially modulated change in the power requirement during the release process upon impacting the quasi-elastic release end stop of the electric actuating unit such that the change is fed back, the change being detected in order to be used as information for a power interruption or a termination of the power supply to the electric actuating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christof Maron, Heniz-Anton Schneider, Christian Breiten, Ralf Scheib, Lionel Pöffel, Marco Froschauer, Alessandro Giusto, Giulio Brezza, Luca Boscolo, Thomas Merker, Luigi Tessitore, Thomas Winkler, Philipp Merkel, Niclas Görrissen, Pejman Bijanzadeh, Jürgen Bauer, Jürgen Balz
  • Publication number: 20180320788
    Abstract: A double cup-shaped piston for a disc brake including an electromechanical parking brake device. An aspect of the invention permits an improved compromise between easier operability, rationalised component logistics in piston production, reduced hydraulic volume uptake in cooperation with the wheel brake periphery, and enhanced fatigue strength under maximum collective stress, in particular for heavy-duty applications of a disc brake with an electromechanical parking brake device. The problem is solved by the presence of a piston wall, which is provided, on the one hand, to sit with a free edge on a rear plate of a friction lining, and wherein the piston, on the other hand, includes an integral dome which forms an open receptacle for an actuator arranged diametrically to the edge of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Winkler, Matthias Wuerz, Juergen Balz, Bermhard Schmittner, Werner Denhard
  • Publication number: 20180227686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hearing device (1) for being worn at least partly within an ear canal of a user of the hearing device (1), the hearing device (1) comprising a shell (2) with a wall and an opening (4), wherein the wall has a rim (11) at the opening (4), and wherein the wall is thickened along at least part of the rim (11). Furthermore, a method for manufacturing such a hearing device (1) is specified, especially comprising determining an area of a bonding surface (12) at the rim (11) for bonding a face plate (3) to the shell at the opening (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Christian FREI, Natasha OATMAN, Thomas WINKLER, Matthias STADLER
  • Patent number: 9969071
    Abstract: Percussion unit, especially for a rotary hammer and/or percussion hammer, comprising a control unit which is designed for open-loop and/or closed loop control of a pneumatic percussion mechanism, and at least one operating condition sensor unit. According to the disclosure, the control unit is designed to detect at least one percussion mechanism parameter depending on measurement values of the operating condition sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Nitsche, Matthias Tauber, Gerd Schlesak, Antoine Vandamme, Thomas Winkler, Christian Bertsch, Achim Duesselberg, Ulli Hoffmann, Thilo Henke, Juergen Lennartz, Helge Sprenger
  • Publication number: 20180106627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for handover of activities between a vehicle and a wearable device involve pairing the wearable device and a vehicle device with a wireless telephone. The proximity of the wearable device and the intention of a wearer of the device are determined and used to transfer information between the wireless telephone and the wearable device and/or the vehicle device in a seamless manner. Depending upon whether the wearer is in the vehicle or outside of the vehicle an activity, such as navigation, will be performed either by the vehicle device or the wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sameer GUPTA, Rigel SMIROLDO, Thomas WINKLER
  • Publication number: 20180086856
    Abstract: A method (100) is proposed for the preparation of a polyolefin from olefin monomers, wherein the olefin monomers are subjected to one or more polymerisation steps (13), in which a proportion of the olefin monomers are catalytically reacted to form the polyolefin, while the olefin monomers that are not reacted in the polymerisation step or steps (13) are at least partly transferred into one or more gaseous, monomer-containing purge streams (g, h), which additionally contain(s) one or more aluminium organic compounds, which comprise one or more co-catalysts used in the polymerisation step or steps (13) and/or one or more compounds formed from the co-catalyst(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas MEISWINKEL, Helmut FRITZ, Hans-Jörg ZANDER, Anton KIRZINGER, Josef FREISINGER, Can ULUBAY, Walter HESCH, Thomas WINKLER, Anina WÖHL
  • Publication number: 20170350334
    Abstract: A method for operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine in which every active cylinder operates in a four-stroke mode and every deactivated cylinder filled with an approximately completed gas filling is compressed and expanded during the four-stroke operation of the activated cylinder. In a method in which excitations of a crankshaft speed are minimized, a limited number of even-numbered cylinders of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine (2) having a maximum even number of cylinders (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) are deactivated sequentially, the limited even number of cylinders being smaller than the maximum even number of cylinders (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) of the multi-cylinder internal combustion engine (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hartmut Faust, Thomas Winkler