Patents Assigned to KEBA AG
  • Publication number: 20190187658
    Abstract: A method operates an industrial control system, which includes at least one stationary control device and at least one control-technology-based manual operator-control instrument, which can be carried by an operator-control person. In at least one of the manual operator-control instruments, at least one data-technology-based identifier is resident, which represents at least the respective hardware version and the respective software status of the respective manual operator-control instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Harald FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20190086895
    Abstract: A control system for technical installations includes at least one electronic manual operator-control instrument that can be carried and used mobilely by an operator-control person for influencing and observation of the control system or a connected technical installation. The instrument has a wireless communication interface and a communication interface established via a connecting cable. At least one safety switching element actuated by the person on the manual operator-control instrument can at least terminate potentially hazardous control commands or movement sequences. The hard-wired communication interface includes a contact-based plug interface on the instrument having a first coupling element on the instrument and a second coupling element coupled and decoupled as needed relative to the first coupling element. At least one termination indicator on or in the connecting cable directly in or near the second coupling element can be sensed electronically by a termination-indicator detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Gernot PREISINGER
  • Publication number: 20190079482
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control system for electrically controlled installations, comprising at least one electronic control apparatus and at least one portable, mobile manual held operating unit, and a wireless communication connection between the at least one control apparatus and the manual held operating unit. Furthermore, at least one material coupling means, flexible in terms of form, with a restricted maximum longitudinal extent is provided for selectively establishing and releasing a physical link between the manual held operating unit and a machine-side coupling counterpart. The control system is embodied to release or block supervisory-relevant control commands depending on a coupling state and/or a linkage state of the coupling means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Christian HUETTNER, Bernhard LEHNER
  • Publication number: 20180354130
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling the movements of articulated arms (21, 22, 23) of an industrial robot (2) using a movement setting means (3) to be guided by hand by an operator, the movements of which are provided for generating at least a portion of the movement control data for the industrial robot (2) to be controlled. At least one of a plurality of reference marks (19, 19?, 19?) is arranged or formed at least on individual articulated arms (21, 22, 23) adjustable by the operator. The movement setting means (3) comprises at least one imaging and/or at least one distance-sensitive sensor (16, 17) which at least one sensor (16, 17) can be set with at least one of the plurality of reference marks (19, 19?, 19?) into a relative spatial position selected by the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Gernot PREISINGER, Manfred SCHININGER
  • Patent number: 10131235
    Abstract: A method operates a charging connection device for electric vehicles, the charging connection device including a housing inside which at least one temperature sensor constantly senses at least one temperature value. As an essential feature, the maximum permissible charging current is reduced to a specific value greater than zero if a first threshold temperature of a first temperature value is exceeded and the charging process is interrupted if the first threshold temperature has been continuously exceeded by the end of a first interval or when the at least one temperature value exceeds a second threshold temperature of the at least one temperature value. The proposed method of operating a charging connection device for electric vehicles provides for greater availability, better fault tolerance of the charging connection device while ensuring lower production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Gerhard Weidinger
  • Patent number: 9777514
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock (1) which can be actively released and locked by control technology, particularly for use in automatic storage machines having a plurality of compartments with compartment doors (2) which are to be opened individually, and to an automatic storage machine having at least one such lock (1). The lock (1) comprises a detent pawl (14), which can lock a locking element (9), which is permanently connected to a compartment door (2), in the lock such that the compartment door (2) can be held in closed position. The lock further has a first electric drive element (17) which transitions the detent pawl (14) from the locking position to a release position upon the applying of electrical power, such that the compartment door (2) can be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Franz Engelbert Haidvogl
  • Patent number: 9733073
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for determining the angle (?) between two planar workpiece surfaces (1, 2), comprising a laser transmitter (10) for a laser beam (9), a continuously rotating straightening rotor (3), which is arranged between the two workpiece surfaces (1, 2), is axially parallel to the vertex axis (5) of the angle (?) and has an emission direction for the laser beam (9) that is perpendicular to the rotor axis (4), and comprising a receiving device (11) having a receiver for the laser beam (9) reflected on the workpiece surfaces (1, 2) in the emission direction, and an evaluation circuit (18) connected to the receiving device (11). In order to provide advantageous constructive conditions, it is proposed that the laser transmitter (10) comprises a monitor diode (16) and that the monitor diode (16) forms the receiver for the reflected laser beam (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Andreas Woegerbauer, Johann Woegerbauer
  • Publication number: 20170138724
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for determining the angle (?) between two planar workpiece surfaces (1, 2), comprising a laser transmitter (10) for a laser beam (9), a continuously rotating straightening rotor (3), which is arranged between the two workpiece surfaces (1, 2), is axially parallel to the vertex axis (5) of the angle (?) and has an emission direction for the laser beam (9) that is perpendicular to the rotor axis (4), and comprising a receiving device (11) having a receiver for the laser beam (9) reflected on the workpiece surfaces (1, 2) in the emission direction, and an evaluation circuit (18) connected to the receiving device (11). In order to provide advantageous constructive conditions, it is proposed that the laser transmitter (10) comprises a monitor diode (16) and that the monitor diode (16) forms the receiver for the reflected laser beam (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Andreas WOEGERBAUER, Johann WOEGERBAUER
  • Patent number: 9521772
    Abstract: A housing for receiving electrotechnical components includes a first and a second housing shell having, respectively, a first housing web that forms a sealing face and a second housing web that forms a further sealing face. The first and second housing webs are part of an inner wall of a double-walled casing portion of the housing. Two resilient sealing elements for sealing a transition portion are formed between the housing shells. In the assembled state, the first and second housing webs are aligned one above the other and substantially flush and the longitudinal edges thereof facing each other are arranged at a distance apart. A carrier element forms a bridging element between the housing webs and presses the sealing elements in the transverse direction or in the assembly direction against the sealing faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Gerhard Etlinger
  • Publication number: 20160160535
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock (1) which can be actively released and locked by control technology, particularly for use in automatic storage machines having a plurality of compartments with compartment doors (2) which are to be opened individually, and to an automatic storage machine having at least one such lock (1). The lock (1) comprises a detent pawl (14), which can lock a locking element (9), which is permanently connected to a compartment door (2), in the lock such that the compartment door (2) can be held in closed position. The lock further has a first electric drive element (17) which transitions the detent pawl (14) from the locking position to a release position upon the applying of electrical power, such that the compartment door (2) can be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Franz Engelbert HAIDVOGL
  • Patent number: 9269237
    Abstract: The apparatus for detecting a foreign object mounted in the near range of an input means used for identification and/or authentication includes at least a coupler. The coupler is arranged to supply an oscillating signal to two input terminals of an antenna for generating a standing wave, to supply the oscillating signal with a predetermined level to a detection device, and to couple out, for the detection device, a reflection signal received by the antenna. Furthermore, the coupler is arranged to detect a phase difference between the supplied oscillating signal with the predetermined level and the reflection signal that is coupled out, in order to detect the foreign object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Erwin Schimbaeck, Christian Lehner
  • Publication number: 20150331399
    Abstract: Methods and devices allow the secure, intentional and error-free initiation of different and directly executable industrial functions of machines or similar using a comparatively large-area touch-sensitive entry device, in particular of the touchscreen type. Operating elements or selection fields are depicted on the entry device and the operator is able to find and actuate the operating elements without visual aid or control. Using such touch-sensitive entry device of the capacitive touchscreen type, the provided operating elements or selection fields are identified by applied haptically perceptible markings. In addition, in order to initiate an operating element or an industrial function that is associated with a selection field, the operator selects the field in a first step and makes an entry by a characteristic touch gesture in a second step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Benjamin HACKL, Peter KOEGL, Gernot PREISINGER
  • Patent number: 9188271
    Abstract: A foundation system for receiving the load of a housing or at least one housing module of a self-service machine includes at least one base element, which has at least one support surface for a housing or for at least one housing module of a self-service machine. The base element includes a concrete body and at least one metal carrier element supported thereon, on which the least one support surface for a housing or housing module of a self-service machine is formed, and the metal carrier element can be leveled relative to the concrete body of the base element via at least one adjusting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Franz Engelbert Haidvogl
  • Patent number: 9079317
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating a mobile hand-operated device (9) provided as a means of outputting or enabling potentially dangerous control commands to a controllable technical device (1) actively connected to it or to another hand-operated device(9?). A safety switch device (16) . . . comprising at least one evaluation circuit and at least one enable button (18) connected to the evaluation circuit for transmitting signals is provided, which has an idle mode which is assumed automatically without applying operating force and two consecutive operating modes set on the basis of a differing strength of operating force and/or by different displacement distances in the form of an enable operation mode and a panic operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Gernot Preisinger, Manfred Schininger, Clemens Woeger, Alois Zeininger
  • Publication number: 20150090860
    Abstract: A foundation system for receiving the load of a housing or at least one housing module of a self-service machine includes at least one base element, which has at least one support surface for a housing or for at least one housing module of a self-service machine. The base element includes a concrete body and at least one metal carrier element supported thereon, on which the least one support surface for a housing or housing module of a self-service machine is formed, and the metal carrier element can be leveled relative to the concrete body of the base element via at least one adjusting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Franz Engelbert HAIDVOGL
  • Publication number: 20150054462
    Abstract: A method operates a charging connection device for electric vehicles, the charging connection device including a housing inside which at least one temperature sensor constantly senses at least one temperature value. As an essential feature, the maximum permissible charging current is reduced to a specific value greater than zero if a first threshold temperature of a first temperature value is exceeded and the charging process is interrupted if the first threshold temperature has been continuously exceeded by the end of a first interval or when the at least one temperature value exceeds a second threshold temperature of the at least one temperature value. The proposed method of operating a charging connection device for electric vehicles provides for greater availability, better fault tolerance of the charging connection device while ensuring lower production costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Gerhard Weidinger
  • Patent number: 8950136
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foundation system (2) for receiving the load of a housing or at least one housing module (13, 13?, 13?) of a self-service machine (1), comprising at least one base element (14, 14?, 14?), which has at least one support surface (16, 16?, 16?) for a housing or for at least one housing module (13, 13?, 13?) of a self-service machine (1). The base element (14, 14?, 14?) comprises a concrete body (17, 17?, 17?) and at least one metal carrier element (18, 18?, 18?) supported thereon, on which the least one support surface (16, 16?, 16?) for a housing or housing module (13, 13?, 13?) of a self-service machine (1) is formed, and the metal carrier element (18, 18?, 18?) can be leveled relative to the concrete body (17, 17?, 17?) of the base element (14, 14?, 14?) by means of at least one adjusting device (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Franz Engelbert Haidvogl
  • Publication number: 20150028731
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing for receiving electrotechnical components, which housing comprises a first and at least one further housing shell, wherein the first housing shell has a first housing web that forms at least one first sealing face and the further housing shell has a further housing web that forms at least one further sealing face. The first housing web and the further housing web are part of an inner wall of a double-walled casing portion of the housing, wherein at least one resilient sealing element for sealing a transition portion is formed between the housing shells. In the assembled state of the housing shells, the first housing web and the further housing web are aligned one above the other and substantially flush and the longitudinal edges thereof facing each other are arranged at a distance apart from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Gerhard Etlinger
  • Patent number: 8757677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock (1) which can be released on an electrically automated basis, in particular for use with locker-type storage systems. A lock element (9) which can be introduced into the lock (1) is provided, which lock element (9) can be blocked in the lock (1) and thus holds a locker door (2) fixedly connected to the lock element (9) in the closed position. A lock pawl (14) which can be displaced in rotation to a limited degree is also provided, which engages with the lock element (9), either directly or indirectly via at least one displaceably mounted coupling element (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Wintersteiger
  • Patent number: D724811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Franz Reitinger