Patents Assigned to Deutsche Post AG
  • Publication number: 20190344699
    Abstract: A transport trolley for consignments having wheels which define a contact plane for moving the trolley, having a load compartment for receiving consignments during transport, and having a shelf for carrying consignments. The shelf can be adjusted from a lower non-use position arranged in the load compartment into an upper, moderate use position arranged outside the load compartment, and back. The shelf can be adjusted from a lower non-use position arranged in the load compartment into an upper, elevated use position arranged outside the load compartment, and back. The moderate use position and the elevated use position are arranged in a range between 1.0 m and 1.7 m above the contact plane. The elevated use position is arranged above the moderate use position, and a drive is provided for at least partially adjusting the height of the shelf above the contact plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Uwe Radetzki, Boris Trendafilov, Dong Uck Kong, Heike Bischoff, Sandra Drees
  • Patent number: 10472167
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air freight container and/or air freight pallet with a flat bottom wall and/or side wall, at least two guide devices arranged on the bottom wall and/or side wall, two connecting elements, wherein a fastening region assigned to a first end of the connecting element in each case extends over part of the connecting element, and a fixing element for fixing an item to be transported transportable by means of the air freight container and/or air freight pallet, wherein the fixing element is connected at the first end thereof to the fastening region of one connecting element and at the second end thereof, which is opposite the first end, is connected to the fastening region of the other connecting element, the connecting elements each have, at a second end arranged opposite the first end, a latching device designed for latching into the corresponding guide device, and at least one guide device is formed in such a way that the latching device can be latched into the guide device at differe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Frank Steinert, Thomas Anderson, Sandra Blume
  • Patent number: 10467834
    Abstract: The subject-matter of the disclosure is a method for the intervention-free control of a vehicle locking system with a mobile terminal device, with the following steps: checking whether the mobile terminal device is located in a surrounding area of the vehicle, if so, authorizing the mobile terminal device in relation to the vehicle by means of a secured wireless point-to-point, two-way communication connection secured with a security key, and opening or locking the vehicle by means of the vehicle locking system if a difference between a current location position of the vehicle and a current location position of the mobile terminal device falls below or exceeds a predefined value in the surrounding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Jens Frangenheim, Florian Schulz
  • Publication number: 20190322475
    Abstract: A singularizing unloader for unloading and singularizing packages provided in a container, having a pivoting installation for pivoting the container from a vertical receiving alignment for receiving the container to a horizontal emptying alignment for emptying the container, and having a holding installation for holding the container on the pivoting installation during the pivoting of the pivoting installation. A belt conveyor device for conveying the packages is connected to the pivoting installation in such a manner that the belt conveyor device by the pivoting of the pivoting installation from the receiving alignment to the emptying alignment is adjustable from a predominantly vertical initial position to a predominantly horizontal unloading position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventor: Bernd Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10435156
    Abstract: An airworthy, unmanned transport apparatus (1) has a payload container (2) for at least one consignment (14), wherein the transport apparatus (1) has on its underside (4) at least two latching arms (5) which are arranged opposite one another and are each subjected to a spring force and by way of which the payload container (2) is able to be latched onto the transport apparatus (1) such that, as a result of the latching arms (5) being pressed in, the payload container (2) is releasable from the transport apparatus (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE POST AG
    Inventors: Marco Bellof, Felix Orth, Martin Sommer
  • Patent number: 10437232
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for producing a padding for transporting general cargo in an outer packaging using a computer, a 3D scanner and/or a padding machine by obtaining 3D data of a 3D CAD model and material data for each item of cargo from a database and/or by three-dimensional scanning of the cargo with the 3D scanner, sorting the cargo on the basis of the 3D CAD data and the material data into an existing transport category or into a transport category that is created, grouping the items into a cargo group on the basis of the transport category and/or the general cargo ID, virtually arranging the cargo group in the outer packaging, selecting a 3D CAD model of a padding template based on the virtual arrangement, calculating a difference, a break and/or an association between the virtual arrangement of the cargo group in the selected 3D CAD model of the padding template and the 3D CAD model of the selected padding template, the 3D CAD model of the cargo and the coordinates and orientation of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Frank Langer, Holger Schneebeck, Patrick Unterberg
  • Patent number: 10431029
    Abstract: Provided is a method for access control, performed by an access control apparatus, including obtaining access authorization information that is communicated to the access control apparatus having at least one access authorization parameter and first check information; using at least the communicated access authorization parameters, the communicated first check information and a second key from a key pair, which second key is stored in the access control apparatus, to perform a first check on whether the communicated first check information has been produced by performing cryptographic operations by means of access authorization parameters corresponding to the communicated access authorization parameters using at least one first key from the key pair, and deciding whether access can be granted, based on the first check delivers a positive result and it is established that at least one predefined set of the communicated access authorization parameters respectively provides access authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christian Carstens, Christoph Dautz, Jochen Jansen, Ramin Benz, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Stanislav Bulygin, Marcus Lippert
  • Publication number: 20190295035
    Abstract: In a method, historic delivery information is kept, which is associated with multiple deliveries of shipments, and the historic delivery information for each of the deliveries of shipments associated with the delivery information represents details pertaining to a delivery route, pertaining to an energy requirement, and pertaining to a vehicle configuration. In the method, shipment delivery information is obtained for multiple shipments to be delivered. The shipment delivery information represents a detail pertaining to the delivery position for the delivery of the respective shipment. A delivery route for delivering the shipments and a vehicle configuration is determined based on the shipment delivery information and the historical delivery information. In particular, the expected energy requirement for the delivery of the shipments is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Uwe Radetzki, Sandra Drees, Heike Bischoff, Boris Trendafilov, Dong Uck Kong
  • Publication number: 20190296314
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a battery module for a motor vehicle having a multiplicity of battery cells, each having a first pole and a second pole and a contact plate which extends in a transverse direction and in a longitudinal direction, wherein a first group of the battery cells are connected via their respective first pole, one after the other to a first side, extending in the longitudinal direction, of the contact plate, and a remaining second group of the battery cells are connected by their respective second pole, one after the other to a second side, extending in the longitudinal direction, of the contact plate, with the result that, by means of the contact plate the first group of the battery cells are connected via the first poles, and the second group of the battery cells are connected via the second poles, in parallel, and the first group of the battery cells and the second group of the battery cells are connected in series, and between adjacent first poles on the first side and/or bet
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Stephan Hartmann, Nils Armbruster, Alejandro Lorca Mouliaà
  • Patent number: 10424144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for deactivating the locking of at least one door of an accommodating device, said method comprising: effecting the unlocking of the at least one door, measuring the time since at least one event detected by an access-monitoring device of the accommodating device has occurred, and effecting, if the at least one door is open and the measured time exceeds a specified time threshold value, the deactivation of the locking of the at least one door in such a way that the at least one door cannot be locked. The invention further relates to an access-monitoring device, a computer program, an accommodating device, a system, and a use of the accommodating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christian Carstens, Christoph Dautz, Jochen Jansen, Ramin Benz
  • Publication number: 20190287326
    Abstract: A method for loading and/or unloading an automated shipment machine with shipments by means of a user with a vehicle or for preparing same. In the method, the user on the vehicle is authenticated. The vehicle is taken into communication range for communication with the automated shipment machine. The vehicle is authenticated on the automated shipment machine, and optionally, the user is authenticated on the automated shipment machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christoph Dautz, Florian Markert, Markus von Gostomski
  • Publication number: 20190278000
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method for examining shipments are disclosed herein. In the method, at least one shipment is arranged in an examination area. Radiation is emitted into the examination area for examining the at least one shipment by means of a radiation source. Radiation from the examination area is captured by means of a sensor device. The radiation source emits terahertz radiation, and the radiation source covers substantially the entire terahertz frequency spectrum from 1 terahertz to 6 terahertz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Holger Schneebeck, Dirk Hagemann
  • Patent number: 10376084
    Abstract: Described and shown is a Mailbox system (1) for receiving at least one item of mail. In order to simplify the delivery and/or handing over of items of mail the mailbox system (1) can comprise a mailbox (2) and a mailbox holder (3), wherein the mailbox (2) has an interior for receiving the at least one item of mail and at least one entry (4) to the interior for inserting the at least one item of mail into the interior, and wherein the mailbox (2) is detachably held by the mailbox holder (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christoph Hempsch, Daniel Meyer, Jörg Salomon, Farhad Shahed, Thomas Vogel, Achim Kampker
  • Publication number: 20190232504
    Abstract: Presented are embodiments of a modular transport robot for transporting consignments. The transport robot includes at least one base element for the structure of the transport robot, at least two expansion modules for the technical equipping of the transport robot, at least one consignment box for receiving consignments, and at least one control device. The base element and each of the expansion modules have corresponding connecting elements and are electrically connected to one another by an electrical connection. The base element has at least one wiring harness for electrically connecting the connecting elements of the base element to one another, and the base element and the expansion modules are designed correspondingly to one another such that the connecting elements of the expansion modules are selectively connectable directly to at least two connecting elements provided at different points, so as to form one common connection to the base element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Uwe Radetzki, Boris Trendafilov, Dong Uck Kong, Sandra Drees, Heike Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20190225337
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an arrangement comprising a flyable unmanned transporting device and a movable catch arm, which is provided at a ground station, for holding the transporting device at the ground station, wherein at least one recess is provided on the transporting device, and the catch arm, at its end facing away from the ground station, has at least one expansion element which can be introduced into the at least one recess and, in the introduced state, can be expanded in order to produce a form fit between the at least one recess and the at least one expansion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Felix Vorwerk, Matthäus Pruski, Paul Muller
  • Patent number: 10350643
    Abstract: Example aspects relate to at least one transportation vehicle for mobile sorting of shipments, the transportation vehicle comprising a loading area arranged on the transportation vehicle, at least one infeed conveyer foldable attached to the loading area for loading an incoming shipment onto the transportation vehicle, at least two outfeed conveyers foldable attached to the loading area for unloading an outgoing shipment from the transportation vehicle, a scanning device arranged on the loading area adjacent to the at least one infeed conveyer and configured to scan the incoming shipment for obtaining a scanning information, a main conveyer arranged on the loading area and configured to convey the incoming shipment past the scanning device towards a sorting device, and the sorting device configured to sort the scanned incoming shipment according to the scanning information towards one of the outfeed conveyers for unloading the incoming shipment as outgoing shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE POST AG
    Inventor: Mark Veasey
  • Publication number: 20190210818
    Abstract: Described is a consignment store for the separate acceptance, storing, and issuing of consignments. The consignment store has a handover device for the separate acceptance and handover of the consignments to separate carrier elements, a detecting device for detecting heights of the consignments, and a rack system with holding elements arranged one above the other in a vertical direction and which define holding levels. The holding and carrier elements are of corresponding design such that, on two adjacent holding levels, two carrier elements carrying one consignment can be held one above the other in a vertical direction, and such that, on a holding level, a carrier element can be held with a consignment taller than the spacing to the next holding level. A control device allocates carrier elements in a vertical direction one above the other to different holding elements/storage positions dependent on the detected height of the consignments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christoph Dautz, Markus von Gostomski, Florian Markert, Jasmin Quill
  • Publication number: 20190213541
    Abstract: Described and presented is a delivery vehicle having a consignment store for receiving, storing and reissuing consignments, having a handover device for handing over consignments from the consignment store to a displacing device, and having a control device for controlling at least the displacing device. The displacing device is designed for delivering consignments to a location outside the delivery vehicle by displacing the consignments and so as to be adjustable from a retracted position into a deployed position and back, and the displacing device is designed to be height-adjustable for delivering consignments at different height levels outside the delivery vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christoph Dautz, Markus von Gostomski, Florian Markert, Jasmin Quill
  • Patent number: 10335833
    Abstract: A singulation conveyor for conveying and separating piece goods, in particular packages and/or consignments, along at least one transport track bearing the piece goods items is described, wherein in the transport track, in some sections, finger elements adjustable between a lower setting and an upper setting are provided, and wherein the free ends of the finger elements in the upper setting are arranged in an upper position above an adjoining region of the transport track in such a way as to manipulate the motional direction and/or the motional speed of respectively individual piece goods items independently of other piece goods items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Bernd Hartmann, Wolfram Grafe
  • Patent number: 10315697
    Abstract: In a vehicle comprising a maneuvering system for maneuvering a predetermined part of the vehicle into a target position provided by a target object, wherein the maneuvering system comprises a first optical sensor device, arranged at the vehicle, for capturing the target object and a calculating device for calculating a trajectory of the predetermined part of the vehicle into the target position with the aid of an image of the target object captured by the first optical sensor device, fast and safe maneuvering should be facilitated by improved monitoring of the maneuvering process and an improved calculation of the trajectory of the predetermined part of the vehicle into the target position, as a result of which accidents and damage to humans, vehicles and wares are avoided. This is achieved by virtue of the maneuvering system comprising a second optical sensor device arranged at the vehicle in a manner offset relative to the first optical sensor device in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Martin Sommer, Tobias Augspurger, Oskar Kraft, Marco Bellof, Tobias Athmer, Markus Hamm, Fabian Schmitt