Patents by Inventor Tim Kramer

Tim Kramer 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: 10545659
    Abstract: A number of objects simultaneously touching a touch-sensitive operator control unit of an operator control apparatus are detected and a trigger position at which one of the number of objects detected touches the touch-sensitive operator control unit is determined. When more than one object touches the touch-sensitive operator control unit, a touch pressure with which the touch-sensitive operator control unit is acted on overall by the number of objects detected is compared to a predefined pressure threshold value. A function of the motor vehicle, assigned to the trigger position, is triggered if the touch pressure is higher than the predefined pressure threshold value. The predefined pressure threshold value is defined in a manner dependent on the number of objects detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Müller, Michael Wachinger, Tim Krämer
  • Patent number: 10335869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for machining a flat workpiece, which comprises: a machine stand which comprises a support surface for a flat workpiece, wherein the support surface is formed by at least one counterholder, on the front face of which the workpiece can be placed, a hold-down unit, by means of which the workpiece is pressed against the support surface, and a processing head which can be moved relative to the support surface for the machining of the workpiece, wherein the at least one counterholder comprises a vibration damper which acts in a direction perpendicular to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tim Kramer, Matthias Kienholz
  • Patent number: 10146432
    Abstract: A touchpad detects a duration of a touch by an object at a current position and/or a distance traversed by the object. An operator control mode is predefined as a function of the duration and/or the distance. A pressure threshold value is predefined as a function of the operator control mode. The pressure applied to the touchpad is detected and if higher than the predefined pressure threshold value, a function of the motor vehicle which is assigned to the current position is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Müller, Michael Wachinger, Tim Krämer
  • Publication number: 20180134158
    Abstract: A touchpad detects a duration of a touch by an object at a current position and/or a distance traversed by the object. An operator control mode is predefined as a function of the duration and/or the distance. A pressure threshold value is predefined as a function of the operator control mode. The pressure applied to the touchpad is detected and if higher than the predefined pressure threshold value, a function of the motor vehicle which is assigned to the current position is triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Ulrich MÜLLER, Michael WACHINGER, Tim KRÄMER
  • Publication number: 20170277385
    Abstract: A number of objects simultaneously touching a touch-sensitive operator control unit of an operator control apparatus are detected and a trigger position at which one of the number of objects detected touches the touch-sensitive operator control unit is determined. When more than one object touches the touch-sensitive operator control unit, a touch pressure with which the touch-sensitive operator control unit is acted on overall by the number of objects detected is compared to a predefined pressure threshold value. A function of the motor vehicle, assigned to the trigger position, is triggered if the touch pressure is higher than the predefined pressure threshold value. The predefined pressure threshold value is defined in a manner dependent on the number of objects detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Ulrich MÜLLER, Michael WACHINGER, Tim KRÄMER
  • Publication number: 20170266737
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for machining a flat workpiece, which comprises: a machine stand which comprises a support surface for a flat workpiece, wherein the support surface is formed by at least one counterholder, on the front face of which the workpiece can be placed, a hold-down unit, by means of which the workpiece is pressed against the support surface, and a processing head which can be moved relative to the support surface for the machining of the workpiece, wherein the at least one counterholder comprises a vibration damper which acts in a direction perpendicular to the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: KIESLING MASCHINENTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Tim KRAMER, Matthias KIENHOLZ
  • Patent number: 7701712
    Abstract: A cooling unit for integrating into a housing, especially a control box, including an assembly plate which is embodied to receive electrical components and has at least one cooling channel through which a coolant flows or is to flow. This invention provides the cooling unit with a compact structure and a high cooling performance. Thus, an air cooling unit with a fan is provided on the assembly plate for cooling warm air accumulated in the housing due to dissipated heat. The fan is used to guide the warm air along the assembly plate for cooling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Tim Kramer
  • Publication number: 20080165473
    Abstract: A cooling unit for integrating into a housing, especially a control box, including an assembly plate which is embodied to receive electrical components and has at least one cooling channel through which a coolant flows or is to flow. This invention provides the cooling unit with a compact structure and a high cooling performance. Thus, an air cooling unit with a fan is provided on the assembly plate for cooling warm air accumulated in the housing due to dissipated heat. The fan is used to guide the warm air along the assembly plate for cooling purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Tim Kramer
  • Publication number: 20080117595
    Abstract: An operating housing including four lateral walls, a front wall, and a rear wall, and a cooling device for carrying off dissipated heat from integrated electronic components. This invention provides an operating housing which has a compact structure and efficiently cools electronic components. Thus, the cooling device has a cooling plate through which a cooling liquid flows and which forms a largest part of a rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Tim Kramer