Patents by Inventor Thorsten Krause

Thorsten Krause 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: 20220099061
    Abstract: A method actively dampens a start-up resonance of a torsional damper when starting an internal combustion engine. The torsional damper (4) is fixed between an internal combustion engine (1) and a secondary side (5) of a torsional elasticity, and the internal combustion engine (1) is started using a starter generator (3) arranged on a side of the internal combustion engine (1) counter to the torsional elasticity. A counter excitation is applied to a torque generated by the starter generator (3) when the internal combustion engine (1) is started, which counter excitation is modulated on the basis of a parameter of the internal combustion engine (1) which changes when the internal combustion engine (1) is being started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Krause, Kai Schenck, Bertrand Pennec
  • Publication number: 20210299800
    Abstract: A method for repairing a test contact arrangement in which a test contact which is disposed on a test contact carrier by means of solder material and is incorrectly positioned is gripped at a body edge by means of a gripping tool in a gripping contact phase, an absorption surface which is realized on an outer surface of the gripping tool is treated with laser radiation during the gripping contact phase, and the gripping tool performs a movement on at least one axis when the temperature is at the softening point of the solder material, in such a manner that the incorrect position is corrected by means of the movement to bring the test contact into a desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: THORSTEN KRAUSE
  • Patent number: 11079953
    Abstract: Deduplicated data is packed into finite-sized containers. A similarity score is calculated between files that are similarly of the deduplicated data. The similarity score is used for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one a finite-sized container. The similarity score is used for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one of the finite-sized containers. An indication is received by a user of which of the similarly compared files are to be grouped into the subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one of the finite-sized containers. Transitive closures are used for assisting with using the similarity score for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into the subsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Hirsch, Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 10995839
    Abstract: A torque-transmitting device comprises a torque converter arranged at least partially within a housing of the torque-transmitting device. The torque converter has a pump impeller, a turbine wheel, and a guide wheel. The guide wheel is connected to a stator shaft. An actuator is coupled to the stator shaft and is configured to exert a torque on the guide wheel via the stator shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 10914759
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for placing and contacting a contact element formed in particular as a test contact of a test contact arrangement, wherein in said method, for forming a heat transfer surface, a contact head provided with a contact element holding device, with the contact element received in the contact element holding device, is placed between the contact element and a contact material deposit arranged on a contact surface of a contact carrier in the direction of a feeding axis against a contact surface of the connecting material deposit, and, for realizing an at least partial fusing of the connecting material deposit and for producing a materially bonded connection between the contact element and the connecting material deposit, thermal energy is introduced into the connecting material deposit by means of treating the contact element with thermal energy, the temperature T of the contact element being measured while the contact element is being treated and the duration of the treatment being
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PAC TECH—PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 10695853
    Abstract: A device for the application of solder material deposits includes a conveying device for conveying solder material deposits from a reservoir at an upper housing part toward an application device at a lower housing part. The conveying device can be moved from a receiving position P1 to a transfer position P2, in which the solder material deposit is exposed to a pressure gas via a pressure bore formed in the upper housing part and from which the solder material deposit is transferred to an application nozzle in an application position P3. The application device includes an application duct formed in the lower housing and forms a lower section of a transmission duct which serves to transmit laser radiation to the solder in the application nozzle. The application duct is inclined at an application angle ? with respect to the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PAC TECH—PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Ghassem Azdasht, Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 10634699
    Abstract: A device for the placing and contacting of a test contact of a test contact arrangement arranged on a contact carrier featuring a contact head having at least one transmission channel for transmitting thermal energy and transferring a vacuum. The contact head is provided with a test contact receptacle at its contact end in the area of a channel mouth, the test contact receptacle having a receiving gap formed between two parallel receiving cheeks for receiving the test contact and connected with the transmission channel. The receiving cheeks have contact surfaces at their contact ends for contacting a solder deposit arranged on the contact carrier to produce a heat conducting contact with the solder material of the solder deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PAC TECH—PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Krause, Ghassem Azdasht
  • Publication number: 20200124132
    Abstract: A torque transmitting device that can be rotatably mounted about an axis of rotation includes a series damper having a first damper unit, a second damper unit and a coupling unit. The first damper unit has a damper output side and the second damper unit has a damper input side. The coupling unit is arranged between the damper output side of the first damper unit and the damper input side of the second damper unit. The coupling unit has a first coupling part and a second coupling part, wherein the first coupling part and the second coupling part are arranged axially offset in relation to one another. The first coupling part connects the damper output side of the first damper unit to the second coupling part. The second coupling part connects the first coupling part to the damper input side of the second damper unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Toros Güllük, Thorsten Krause, Stephan Maienschein
  • Publication number: 20190368591
    Abstract: A torque-transmitting device comprises a torque converter arranged at least partially within a housing of the torque-transmitting device. The torque converter has a pump impeller, a turbine wheel, and a guide wheel. The guide wheel is connected to a stator shaft. An actuator is coupled to the stator shaft and is configured to exert a torque on the guide wheel via the stator shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 10465766
    Abstract: A torque transmission device is disclosed that comprises a torque converter and a vibration damping device arranged outside the torque converter housing. The torque converter includes an impeller, a turbine wheel, and a stator. The torque transmission device further includes a power split device disposed inside the torque converter housing and connected to a lock-up clutch and the turbine wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 10443680
    Abstract: A centrifugal pendulum device which can be mounted in a rotatable manner about an axis of rotation, having a first pendulum mass unit, a first pendulum flange, and a second pendulum flange which is at least partially spaced apart from the first pendulum flange in an axial direction; the first pendulum mass unit is positioned axially between the first pendulum flange and the second pendulum flange, the first pendulum mass unit being coupled at least to the first and/or second pendulum flange so that it is movable to a limited extent; at least one third pendulum flange and a second pendulum mass unit are provided, the second pendulum mass unit being coupled at least to the third pendulum flange so that it is movable to a limited extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Krause, Christian Huegel, Stephan Maienschein
  • Patent number: 10443681
    Abstract: A centrifugal pendulum which is mountable rotatably around an axis of rotation, having a pendulum flange, a first pendulum mass and a second pendulum mass, where the first pendulum mass is coupled with the pendulum flange by means of a slotted guide, where the slotted guide is designed to guide the first pendulum mass along a first oscillation path in a first oscillating motion, where the second pendulum mass is coupled with the first pendulum mass by a coupling means where the coupling means is designed to guide the second pendulum mass along a second oscillation path in a second oscillating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Wahl, Thorsten Krause
  • Publication number: 20190271376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a centrifugal pendulum (1) as well as a centrifugal pendulum (1) which is manufactured using said method and which comprises pendulum components (13, 14) made of sheet metal, i.e. a pendulum mass support (2) that is arranged about an axis of rotation (d), and pendulum masses (3) that are distributed about the circumference. In order to reduce tool costs and the cost per item, at least one punched blank (9) comprising at least two pendulum components (13, 14) is manufactured, whereupon the pendulum components (13, 14) are separated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Krause, Lothar Moser, Hubert Friedmann, Christian Hügel
  • Publication number: 20190264775
    Abstract: A centrifugal pendulum absorber is provided. The centrifugal pendulum absorber includes a flange, a first mass fixed circumferentially movable with respect to the flange by first rollers along a first pendulum path, a second mass fixed circumferentially movable with respect to the flange by second rollers along a second pendulum path, and a spring connecting a circumferential end of the pair of first masses to a circumferential end of the pair of second masses. The first and second pendulum paths each include a middle region and circumferential ends extending radially inward from the middle region such that the first and second masses are movable radially inward such that the spring compresses when first and second masses are at the circumferential ends of the respective first and second pendulum paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Stephan FACEMIRE, Mike SWANK, Thorsten KRAUSE, Benjamin VOEGTLE
  • Patent number: 10359439
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a biosample plate that includes a memory component for storing biosample identification and analysis data, and a wireless communication interface for transferring the data to and from the biosample plate. In one embodiment, the biosample plate comprises a base for receiving a biosample, a memory component coupled to the base for storing identification and analysis information related to the biosample, and a wireless communication interface coupled to the memory component for transferring the information to and from the memory component. The wireless communication interface may include an electromagnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nils Haustein, Thorsten Krause, Anna W. Topol, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 10261102
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a biosample plate that includes a memory component for storing biosample identification and analysis data, and a wireless communication interface for transferring the data to and from the biosample plate. In one embodiment, the biosample plate comprises a base for receiving a biosample, a memory component coupled to the base for storing identification and analysis information related to the biosample, and a wireless communication interface coupled to the memory component for transferring the information to and from the memory component. The wireless communication interface may include an electromagnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nils Haustein, Thorsten Krause, Anna W. Topol, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 10209266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a biosample plate that includes a memory component for storing biosample identification and analysis data, and a wireless communication interface for transferring the data to and from the biosample plate. In one embodiment, the biosample plate comprises a base for receiving a biosample, a memory component coupled to the base for storing identification and analysis information related to the biosample, and a wireless communication interface coupled to the memory component for transferring the information to and from the memory component. The wireless communication interface may include an optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nils Haustein, Thorsten Krause, Anna W. Topol, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Publication number: 20190011483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for placing and contacting a contact element formed in particular as a test contact of a test contact arrangement, wherein in said method, for forming a heat transfer surface, a contact head provided with a contact element holding device, with the contact element received in the contact element holding device, is placed between the contact element and a contact material deposit arranged on a contact surface of a contact carrier in the direction of a feeding axis against a contact surface of the connecting material deposit, and, for realizing an at least partial fusing of the connecting material deposit and for producing a materially bonded connection between the contact element and the connecting material deposit, thermal energy is introduced into the connecting material deposit by means of treating the contact element with thermal energy, the temperature T of the contact element being measured while the contact element is being treated and the duration of the treatment being
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Thorsten Krause
  • Publication number: 20180259554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the placing and contacting of a test contact (15) of a test contact arrangement arranged on a contact carrier (19), wherein the device features a contact head (10) having at least one transmission channel for transmitting thermal energy and transferring a vacuum, wherein the contact head is provided with a test contact receptacle (11) at its contact end in the area of a channel mouth, wherein the test contact receptacle has a receiving gap (14) formed between two parallel receiving cheeks (12, 13) for receiving the test contact and connected with the transmission channel, wherein the receiving cheeks have contact surfaces (21) at their contact ends for contacting a solder deposit arranged (20) on the contact carrier, in order to produce a heat conducting contact with the solder material of the solder deposit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Thorsten Krause, Ghassem Azdasht
  • Patent number: RE48949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a force transmission device for power transmission between an input and an output, comprising at least an input and an output, and a vibration damping device disposed in a cavity that can be filled at least partially with an operating medium, in particular oil, the vibration damping device coupled with a rotational speed adaptive absorber, wherein the rotational speed adaptive absorber is tuned as a function of an oil influence to an effective order qeff, which is greater by an order shift value qF than an order q of an exciting vibration of a drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Krause, Dominique Engelmann