Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Fritz

Wolfgang Fritz 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: 11333482
    Abstract: A method for sensing travel by a travel-sensing arrangement for a brake system, wherein the travel-sensing arrangement has a first magnetic angle sensor, and the method includes determining a first field strength in a first direction and determining a second field strength in a second direction by the first angle sensor, wherein the travel-sensing arrangement has a second magnetic angle sensor which is arranged at a predetermined distance from the first angle sensor, and the method further includes determining a first field strength in a first direction and determining a second field strength in a second direction by the second angle sensor. A travel-sensing arrangement, to a brake system having a travel-sensing arrangement, to a motor-vehicle and to a use of the travel-sensing arrangement and the method in a brake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Veit Albrecht, Volker Schardt, Jens Habig, Benjamin Hütter, Christian Burgdorf, Wolfgang Fritz
  • Publication number: 20210324976
    Abstract: A feedthrough includes: a main body having at least one passage opening that extends through the main body; at least one first functional element which is disposed within the at least one passage opening and is connected to the main body in a fluid-tight manner; and an insulation material that surrounds at least some regions of the at least one first functional element and establishes the fluid-tight connection to the main body. Within the at least one first functional element, there is a pressure-guiding channel by which pressure components that have arisen as a result of pressure are guided from within the at least one first functional element outward to the surrounding insulation material such that a pressure resistance of the fluid-tight connection of the at least one first functional element to the main body is elevated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Oliver Wolfgang Fritz, Thomas Fink
  • Publication number: 20210328398
    Abstract: A method for joining a first cable to a second cable that each include at least one electrically conductive inner conductor, an outer sheath which at least partially surrounds the at least one inner conductor, and an insulation material which is arranged at least partially between the at least one inner conductor and the outer sheath. The method includes: bringing an end of each cable together such that at least one inner conductor of the cables are opposite one another and a fusible conductor joining material having a lower melting point than the at least one inner conductor is present in between; and heating at least one of the cables from the outside such that the heat penetrates into an interior of the at least one heated cable so the fusible conductor joining material melts and electrically connects the at least one inner conductor of the cables to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventor: Oliver Wolfgang Fritz
  • Publication number: 20200340795
    Abstract: A method for sensing travel by a travel-sensing arrangement for a brake system, wherein the travel-sensing arrangement has a first magnetic angle sensor, and the method includes determining a first field strength in a first direction and determining a second field strength in a second direction by the first angle sensor, wherein the travel-sensing arrangement has a second magnetic angle sensor which is arranged at a predetermined distance from the first angle sensor, and the method further includes determining a first field strength in a first direction and determining a second field strength in a second direction by the second angle sensor. A travel-sensing arrangement, to a brake system having a travel-sensing arrangement, to a motor-vehicle and to a use of the travel-sensing arrangement and the method in a brake system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Veit Albrecht, Volker Schardt, Jens Habig, Benjamin Hütter, Christian Burgdorf, Wolfgang Fritz
  • Patent number: 10784485
    Abstract: A cell contact-making system for an electrochemical device that includes a plurality of electrochemical cells is provided. The cell contact-making system includes a signal conductor system having one or more signal conductors for electrically conductively connecting a signal source to a signal conductor terminal connector or to a monitoring arrangement of the electrochemical device, wherein the signal conductor system includes at least one flexible printed circuit, wherein the flexible printed circuit includes at least one flexible insulating film and at least one conductor track that is arranged on the insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Jan Groshert, Wolfgang Fritz, Moritz Bertsch
  • Patent number: 10541396
    Abstract: In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Michael Kohnle, Wolfgang Fritz, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller
  • Patent number: 10516241
    Abstract: Presented and described is, amongst other items, an intercom plug-in connector (10) for audio connections, comprising a cylindrical housing (19) extending in the axial direction (27), in particular with a circular, or essentially circular, cross-section, whose first axial end (20) is formed by a plug-in extension (22) that on its front face (39) has a plurality of sockets (23a, 23b, 23c, 23d), in particular four sockets positioned relative to one another in an approximately V-shape, for contact pins (24a, 24b), and which at its second axial end (21) has a phone jack (25) for a phone plug (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: RIEDEL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fritz, Thomas Riedel
  • Patent number: 10431856
    Abstract: In order to provide a method for producing a cell contact-making system for an electrochemical device which is executable in a simple manner and which enables a reliable signal conductor system with precise positioning to be produced, it is proposed that production of the cell contact-making system should includes separating out from a starting material at least one signal conductor group, which includes at least two signal conductor tracks of a signal conductor system of the cell contact-making system and at least one connection element by means of which at least two of the signal conductor tracks are connected to one another; connecting the signal conductor tracks of the signal conductor track group to a respective cell connector, cell terminal connector or sensor element of the cell contact-making system; and removing the at least one connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Fritz
  • Publication number: 20190259996
    Abstract: A cell contacting system for an electrochemical device is provided, which includes a plurality of cell groups having one or more electrochemical cells, each having a first and a second cell terminal. The first cell terminals follow each other along the longitudinal direction in a first cell terminal region of the electrochemical device and the second cell terminals follow each other along the longitudinal direction in a second cell terminal region of the electrochemical device. The cell contacting system includes at least one cell connector extending obliquely to the longitudinal direction and configured for electrically conductively connecting cell terminals of a first cell group in the first cell terminal region to cell terminals of a second cell group in the second cell terminal region, which cell contacting system reliably enables a relative movement between the cell terminals to be electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fritz, Stefan Kazmaier
  • Patent number: 10256452
    Abstract: A cell contacting system for an electro-chemical device includes a plurality of electro-chemical cells and a current line system, wherein the cell contacting system includes a signal line system having signal lines for connecting a respective signal source to a signal line termination or to a monitoring device of the cell contacting system and a carrier element which carries the signal line system. The cell contacting system further includes at least one signal-line-system-side positioning element which is fixed to a signal line of the signal line system and at least one carrier-element-side positioning element which is fixed at least temporarily to the carrier element, wherein the signal-line-system-side positioning element is connected to the carrier-element-side positioning element at least temporarily in such a way that the signal-line-system-side positioning element is positioned in a desired position relative to a cell connector or a current termination of the current line system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Ruben Roemer, Udo Hoenle, Stefan Kazmaier, Wolfgang Fritz
  • Publication number: 20180269444
    Abstract: In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Michael Kohnle, Wolfgang Fritz, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller
  • Patent number: 10056588
    Abstract: In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Michael Kohnle, Wolfgang Fritz, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller
  • Publication number: 20180166836
    Abstract: Presented and described is, amongst other items, an intercom plug-in connector (10) for audio connections, comprising a cylindrical housing (19) extending in the axial direction (27), in particular with a circular, or essentially circular, cross-section, whose first axial end (20) is formed by a plug-in extension (22) that on its front face (39) has a plurality of sockets (23a, 23b, 23c, 23d), in particular four sockets positioned relative to one another in an approximately V-shape, for contact pins (24a, 24b), and which at its second axial end (21) has a phone jack (25) for a phone plug (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fritz, Thomas Riedel
  • Patent number: 9991645
    Abstract: In order to provide a cell contact-making system for an electrochemical device which includes a plurality of electrochemical cells, wherein the cell contact-making system includes a current conductor system having one or more cell connectors, for electrically conductively connecting cell terminals of different electrochemical cells, a signal conductor system having one or more signal conductors for electrically conductively connecting a respective signal source to a signal conductor terminal connector of the cell contact-making system, and a monitoring unit for monitoring signals from the signal sources, which is of compact construction and is assemblable from a relatively small number of parts, it is proposed that the monitoring unit should include a plug contact terminal connector which is directly connectable by a plug connection to the signal conductor terminal connector of the signal conductor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fritz, Stefan Kazmaier
  • Patent number: 9812716
    Abstract: In order to provide a sealing assembly for a fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of fuel cell units, which are arranged consecutively in a stacking direction, wherein each of the fuel cell units comprises a housing with at least one housing part made of a metallic material, which also has an adequate electrical insulation effect and an adequate mechanical strength at a high operating temperature of the fuel cell stack, it is proposed that the sealing assembly comprises at least one intermediate element made of a metallic material, wherein the intermediate element is soldered to a housing part of a first fuel cell unit at at least one location by means of a metal solder and is secured to a housing part of a second fuel cell unit at at least another location, wherein the intermediate element and/or the housing part of the first fuel cell unit is provided with a coating made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Hans-Rainer Zerfass, Armin Diez, Peter Schenk, Wolfgang Fritz, Peter Lamp, Manfred Wier, Joachim Tachtler
  • Publication number: 20170271642
    Abstract: A cell contact-making system for an electrochemical device that includes a plurality of electrochemical cells is provided. The cell contact-making system includes a signal conductor system having one or more signal conductors for electrically conductively connecting a signal source to a signal conductor terminal connector or to a monitoring arrangement of the electrochemical device, wherein the signal conductor system includes at least one flexible printed circuit, wherein the flexible printed circuit includes at least one flexible insulating film and at least one conductor track that is arranged on the insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jan Groshert, Wolfgang Fritz, Moritz Bertsch
  • Patent number: 9768426
    Abstract: A cell contacting system for an electro-chemical device is provided, which has a reduced weight and yet a high security against damage. The electro-chemical device includes a plurality of electro-chemical cells, a cover which includes a carrier element, on which there is arranged at least one cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electro-chemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electro-chemical cell, and a cover element for covering the at least one cell connector, the cover element including a covering film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: ElringKlinger AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Wolfgang Fritz, Hubertus Goesmann, Axelle Hauck, Christian Zachar
  • Publication number: 20170133656
    Abstract: A cell contacting system for an electro-chemical device includes a plurality of electro-chemical cells and a current line system, wherein the cell contacting system includes a signal line system having signal lines for connecting a respective signal source to a signal line termination or to a monitoring device of the cell contacting system and a carrier element which carries the signal line system. The cell contacting system further includes at least one signal-line-system-side positioning element which is fixed to a signal line of the signal line system and at least one carrier-element-side positioning element which is fixed at least temporarily to the carrier element, wherein the signal-line-system-side positioning element is connected to the carrier-element-side positioning element at least temporarily in such a way that the signal-line-system-side positioning element is positioned in a desired position relative to a cell connector or a current termination of the current line system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Ruben Roemer, Udo Hoenle, Stefan Kazmaier, Wolfgang Fritz
  • Patent number: 9413152
    Abstract: A feed-through is provided that includes a flange and a first functional component. The flange has a through-opening in which the first functional component is arranged and is connected to the flange such that the through-opening is sealed. The first functional component has at least one deformation region, in which a recess is provided such that the mechanical stability of the first functional component is reduced in the deformation region. In this manner, the first functional element can be deformed in the deformation area when mechanical load is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Oliver Wolfgang Fritz, Josef Nisslbeck, Juergen Suttner, Thomas Fink
  • Patent number: 9385359
    Abstract: A cell connector is provided by means of which an electrically conductive connection between a voltage tapping point and a voltage tapping line can be established, wherein the cell connector is for the connection of a first cell terminal of a first electro-chemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electro-chemical cell and includes a voltage tapping point with a contact element for connection to a terminal element of a voltage tapping line and also a longitudinal axis and a peripheral wall extending about the longitudinal axis. The contact element includes a base material, which is at least partially pre-coated with a contacting material in an initial state, and reshaped from the initial state into a final state such that the proportion of the peripheral wall coated with the contacting material to the overall peripheral angular extent of the peripheral wall amounts to more than 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fritz, Jan Groshert, Christoph Tamegger, Michael Kohnle, Mark Laderer