Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Ritter

Wolfgang Ritter 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: 10889270
    Abstract: Differentials having plate packs for exerting a braking torque onto the output shafts of the gear unit are known. The brake device is intended to be designed such that effective braking can be achieved using it and that it is easy to service. To this end, the invention makes provision for the brake device to be a drum brake having a passive element, exhibiting a cylindrical frictional surface, and brake shoes, the frictional surfaces of which brake shoes can be placed against the cylindrical frictional surface of the passive element. The passive element can be a brake drum or a radial brake disk, the cylindrical edge of which serves as a frictional surface. The passive element is fastened to the differential cage and/or one of the shafts. The brake shoes are held in a pivotable manner on a carrier plate fastened to the outside of the differential housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrike Meyer, Martin Semsch, Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Adrian Messner
  • Patent number: 10868437
    Abstract: A method for activating an electronic subassembly includes receiving at least one activation signal using a reception module of the electronic subassembly. The electronic subassembly is transferred from an idle state to an active state using the at least one activation signal. The electronic subassembly is intermittently supplied with electric power via the at least one activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vornwald, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Thomas Inderwies, Wolfgang Rueppel
  • Publication number: 20200191218
    Abstract: The abutment of a drum brake is formed from a solid material which deforms under load, wherein measurement devices are provided which detect this deformation. The abutment has two limbs, on which the brake shoes are supported. The changing distance between the two brake shoes under load is determined by detecting the distance between extension rods on the limbs by a measurement device comprising magnets and Hall sensors or AMR sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Holger von Hayn, Martin Gädke, Ahmed Sefo, Jens Hoffmann, Uwe Bach, Martin Semsch, Adrian Messner, Ulrike Meyer, Martin Kruse, Wolfgang Ritter, Christian Philipp
  • Patent number: 10672250
    Abstract: A method ascertains a state of a product in a plurality of time periods using a detection unit associated with the product. The method including the following for each of the time periods: setting a configuration of the detection unit at a beginning of the respective time period, the configuration different than a configuration available beforehand, and detecting at least one measured value using the detection unit in the respective time period on the basis of the set configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rueppel, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Sebastian Vornwald, Thomas Inderwies
  • Publication number: 20200134935
    Abstract: A method, for capturing a state of a product using a capture unit associated with the product, includes receiving with the capture unit at least one of an identification of the product and an identification of the capture unit. The identification is stored in a memory of the capture unit. At least one measured value is recorded using at least one sensor of the capture unit, and stored in the memory of the capture unit. An output signal including at least the identification and the at least one measured value is outputted to a reading unit using the capture unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian Vornwald, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Thomas Inderwies, Wolfgang Rueppel
  • Publication number: 20190242785
    Abstract: A method for monitoring an installation having at least one component includes providing a data set including a plurality of possible installation types, and detecting a plurality of measurement variables. Each of the measurement variables is respectively associated with at least one of the components of the installation. The method further includes determining the installation type of the monitored installation by comparing the detected measurement variables with the plurality of possible installation types in the data set. The method also includes determining a state of at least one of the components of the installation depending on the detected measurement variables and the determined installation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Inderwies, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Sebastian Vornwald, Wolfgang Rueppel
  • Publication number: 20190231323
    Abstract: A biopsy unit is for fixing to a mammography device. In an embodiment, the biopsy unit includes a fixing device and a receptacle for a biopsy needle. The biopsy unit is permanently connectable to the mammography device, and wherein the biopsy unit is pivotable between a rest state and an operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut GOLLWITZER, Wolfgang NEUBER, Juliane RITTER, Mario BECHTOLD
  • Publication number: 20190232927
    Abstract: Differentials having plate packs for exerting a braking torque onto the output shafts of the gear unit are known. The brake device is intended to be designed such that effective braking can be achieved using it and that it is easy to service. To this end, the invention makes provision for the brake device to be a drum brake having a passive element, exhibiting a cylindrical frictional surface, and brake shoes, the frictional surfaces of which brake shoes can be placed against the cylindrical frictional surface of the passive element. The passive element can be a brake drum or a radial brake disk, the cylindrical edge of which serves as a frictional surface. The passive element is fastened to the differential cage and/or one of the shafts. The brake shoes are held in a pivotable manner on a carrier plate fastened to the outside of the differential housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrike Meyer, Martin Semsch, Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Adrian Messner
  • Publication number: 20190209106
    Abstract: A system and a method are respectively for positioning an examination object and evaluation of an image with respect to a positioning of a breast of an examination object in relation to an x-ray device. In an embodiment, the system includes an x-ray device including at least one compression device to fix a breast of the examination object; at least one camera, arranged in relation to the x-ray device such that images are acquirable via the at least one camera, the images showing a current positioning of the breast of the examination object in relation to the x-ray device; and at least one display device, embodied to display the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Mario BECHTOLD, Daniela BOLTE, Anja BRUNDOBLER, Helmut GOLLWITZER, Anna JEREBKO, Wolfgang NEUBER, Marcus RADICKE, Karin RATZMER, Juliane RITTER, Ann-Christin ROESSLER
  • Publication number: 20190215677
    Abstract: A method for identifying an electronic component includes receiving an activity signal output by the electronic component when a light intensity incident on the electronic component exceeds a predeterminable threshold. The activity signal is assignable to the electronic component. The method further includes outputting the identification of the electronic component based on the received activity signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Sebastian Vornwald, Stephan Wiesmann, Thomas Inderwies, Wolfgang Rueppel
  • Publication number: 20190156648
    Abstract: A method ascertains a state of a product in a plurality of time periods using a detection unit associated with the product. The method including the following for each of the time periods: setting a configuration of the detection unit at a beginning of the respective time period, the configuration different than a configuration available beforehand, and detecting at least one measured value using the detection unit in the respective time period on the basis of the set configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rueppel, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Sebastian Vornwald, Thomas Inderwies
  • Publication number: 20190155592
    Abstract: A method for configuring an electronic component includes identifying the electronic component, identifying at least one operating component which is assigned to the electronic component in such a manner that a state of the at least one operating component can be captured using the electronic component, and transmitting at least one configuration signal to the identified electronic component based on the identified at least one operating component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Vornwald, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Thomas Inderwies, Wolfgang Rueppel
  • Publication number: 20190137364
    Abstract: A method for monitoring operation of a plant via a plurality of sensors includes: a) determining respective temporal waveforms of measurement values recordable with the sensors during normal operation of the plant, b) determining dependencies between the determined temporal waveforms of the measurement values, c) recording respective temporal waveforms of measurement values with the sensors during the operating mode to be monitored of the plant, and d) deciding whether a fault is present in the operating mode to be monitored of the plant by evaluating the recorded temporal waveforms on the basis of the determined dependencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Vornwald, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Christoph Maier, Jochen Mueller, Patric Brand, Peter Rehbein, Roman Ritter, Thomas Inderwies, Wolfgang Rueppel
  • Publication number: 20190092298
    Abstract: A braking device for a hydraulic motor vehicle braking system having an electromechanically driven booster stage and a ball screw drive. In order to provide a braking device which is of particularly compact, cost-effective and weight-saving construction and has short pedal strokes, and an easily adjustable pedal characteristic curve, at the same time enabling effective direct action in case of failure of the booster stage and comfortable haptic feedback at the pedal during normal operation, the actuating force from a piston rod is introduced into the spindle, wherein the piston rod can be moved axially to a limited extent relative to the spindle and a spring element is inserted in the flow of force of the actuating force between the piston rod and the spindle, which spring is compressed axially when the actuating force is introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Ahmed Sefo, Adrian Messner, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 10151365
    Abstract: An expanding device for actuating one of the brake shoes of a drum brake includes a body of revolution and transmission bodies actuated by the body of revolution via ball track ramps. A spacer body is located between two partial bodies of the body of revolution, the spacer body guided by an adjustment spring keeping the partial bodies at the respectively reached distance. The spacer body is screwed onto a pin on the first partial body. A readjustment nut ensures that, when the two partial bodies are pushed apart, the spacer body rotates on the pin and moves away from a supporting surface on a partition of the second partial body. Upon renewed actuation of the brakes, the readjustment nut is guided such that the spacer body bears against the second partial body, but takes up a different position on the pin, the position corresponding to the air clearance readjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Ahmed Sefo, Thorsten Lahr, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 9915309
    Abstract: An expansion device for drum brakes, which is floatingly and approximately centrally arranged between two substantially symmetrical brake shoes, the expansion device including at least two gear levers articulated to each other and each supported on a brake shoe, at least one of the gear levers of the expansion lock being coupled to an actuating element of an actuator system such that the brake shoes carry out an even, translationally directed expanding movement, which is converted by a gearing, in the direction of the brake drum. At least one of the gear levers of the spreader lock has a spring element integrated into it that can be elastically reversibly deformed by a brake application force about a defined elasticity ?S of at least 1 mm in a defined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Martin Gädke, Uwe Bach, Stephan Becker, Volker van Aken, Holger von Hayn, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Publication number: 20170363164
    Abstract: An expanding device for actuating one of the brake shoes of a drum brake includes a body of revolution and transmission bodies actuated by the body of revolution via ball track ramps. A spacer body is located between two partial bodies of the body of revolution, the spacer body guided by an adjustment spring keeping the partial bodies at the respectively reached distance. The spacer body is screwed onto a pin on the first partial body. A readjustment nut ensures that, when the two partial bodies are pushed apart, the spacer body rotates on the pin and moves away from a supporting surface on a partition of the second partial body. Upon renewed actuation of the brakes, the readjustment nut is guided such that the spacer body bears against the second partial body), but takes up a different position on the pin, the position corresponding to the air clearance readjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Ahmed Sefo, Thorsten Lahr, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Publication number: 20170307034
    Abstract: A drum brake module for motor vehicles, the drum brake module being driven by an electric motor and having at least one parking brake function, includes an electromechanical cable pull actuator which is fastened on the anchor plate with the aid of an adapter. The adapter is designed as a one-piece, thin walled frame having at least one fastening flange for receiving the cable pull actuator and is held in place on the anchor plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Niclas Görrissen, Wolfgang Ritter, Ahmed Sefo, Holger von Hayn
  • Publication number: 20170114849
    Abstract: A guiding system for a brake piston of a motor-vehicle disk brake comprises a brake piston, a cylindrical brake-piston bore for accommodating the brake piston in a housing in such a way that the brake piston can be axially displaced, and a ring seal supported in the housing in an axially immovable manner, which ring seal is elastically clamped between a cylindrical brake-piston wall and a recess in the brake-piston bore. In order to improve the NVH behavior in the avoidance of disturbing noises of motor-vehicle disk brakes, a reversibly elastically preloaded guiding means is clamped between the brake-piston bore and the brake-piston wall, which guiding means is supported on the housing and couples the brake piston to the brake-piston bore in such a way that the brake piston is oriented in a specific manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Martin Gädke, Alexander Schuchard, Frederic Zimnoch, Reiner Müller, Holger Marschner, Mathias Haag, Ulrich Ungethüm, Uwe Bach, Wolfgang Ritter, Jochem Rausch
  • Publication number: 20170009832
    Abstract: An expansion device for drum brakes, which is floatingly and approximately centrally arranged between two substantially symmetrical brake shoes, the expansion device including at least two gear levers articulated to each other and each supported on a brake shoe, at least one of the gear levers of the expansion lock being coupled to an actuating element of an actuator system such that the brake shoes carry out an even, translationally directed expanding movement, which is converted by a gearing, in the direction of the brake drum. At least one of the gear levers of the spreader lock has a spring element integrated into it that can be elastically reversibly deformed by a brake application force about a defined elasticity ?S of at least 1 mm in a defined manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Gädke, Uwe Bach, Stephan Becker, Volker von Aken, Holger van Hayn, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter