Patents by Inventor Alexander Swatek

Alexander Swatek 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).

  • Publication number: 20220005438
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a display device having at least a first and a second panel, each of which comprises luminous elements arranged in rows and columns and which can be aligned with one another to form a gap running parallel to the columns, at least one connecting element for holding the panels in their aligned position, a measuring device which determines a width of the gap for a row of the first panel, and a driver which controls said luminous element as a function of both the signal and the gap width determined for said row. The disclosed subject matter further relates to a panel and a control method for said display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander SWATEK, Elmar STOEGER, Markus KIRSCHNER, Bernhard SCHUH
  • Patent number: 10739603
    Abstract: A laser pointer for continuously drawing arbitrary shapes on a surface comprises a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror configured to deflect an emitted laser beam, wherein the deflection angle of the MEMS mirror can be altered by means of applying a set of drive values to the MEMS mirror; an orientation measurement unit configured to continuously determine a current orientation and to output said current orientation at an output; a memory being configured to store current orientations received from the orientation measurement unit as a set of orientation samples; and a drive circuit configured to generate said set of drive values by subtracting the current orientation from the set of orientation samples and to apply said set of drive values to the MEMS mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Alexander Swatek
  • Publication number: 20190353914
    Abstract: A laser pointer for continuously drawing arbitrary shapes on a surface comprises a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror configured to deflect an emitted laser beam, wherein the deflection angle of the MEMS mirror can be altered by means of applying a set of drive values to the MEMS mirror; an orientation measurement unit configured to continuously determine a current orientation and to output said current orientation at an output; a memory being configured to store current orientations received from the orientation measurement unit as a set of orientation samples; and a drive circuit configured to generate said set of drive values by subtracting the current orientation from the set of orientation samples and to apply said set of drive values to the MEMS mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Swatek
  • Patent number: 10454410
    Abstract: A swivel and fanning drive for solar panels, including a base support, a swivel plate mounted pivotingly about a horizontal axis, and a plurality of solar panels that can be fanned in and out about a fan-out axis. The swivel plate can be pivoted by at least one crank and connecting rod. Pivotal movement of the swivel plate about a vertical axis can cause the solar panels to be fanned-in or fanned-out. A brake can resist movement of the solar panels about the fan-out axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SFS Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Elmar Stoger, Alexander Swatek, Gerald Zach
  • Publication number: 20190235259
    Abstract: A laser pointer for continuously drawing arbitrary shapes on a surface comprises a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror configured to deflect an emitted laser beam, wherein the deflection angle of the MEMS mirror can be altered by means of applying a set of drive values to the MEMS mirror; an orientation measurement unit configured to continuously determine a current orientation and to output said current orientation at an output; a memory being configured to store current orientations received from the orientation measurement unit as a set of orientation samples; and a drive circuit configured to generate said set of drive values by subtracting the current orientation from the set of orientation samples and to apply said set of drive values to the MEMS mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Swatek
  • Publication number: 20190181798
    Abstract: A swivel and fanning drive for solar panels, including a base support, a swivel plate mounted pivotingly about a horizontal axis, and a plurality of solar panels that can be fanned in and out about a fan-out axis. The swivel plate can be pivoted by at least one crank and connecting rod. Pivotal movement of the swivel plate about a vertical axis can cause the solar panels to be fanned-in or fanned-out. A brake can resist movement of the solar panels about the fan-out axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: SFS Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Elmar Stoger, Alexander Swatek, Gerald Zach
  • Patent number: 10298173
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swivel and fanning drive for solar panels, comprising a base support, a rotary table, which is mounted on the base support pivotingly about a substantially vertical first axis, a swivel plate, which is mounted on the rotary table pivotingly about a substantially horizontal second axis, and a fanning shaft, which is mounted on the swivel plate pivotingly about a third axis and on which the solar panels can be mounted so as to be able to be fanned in and out about the aforesaid third axis, wherein the rotary table mounts one end of the swivel plate about the aforesaid second axis and, at a distance therefrom, mounts at least one crank, which is coupled by means of a connecting rod to the other end of the swivel plate to form a crank-rocker linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SFS Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Elmar Stoger, Alexander Swatek, Gerald Zach
  • Patent number: 10243508
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solar module, comprising a plurality of lamellar solar panels, which are mounted on a common axis so as to be able to pivot between a first position, in which they are positioned one on top of the other in a substantially coincident manner, and a second position, in which they are fanned out substantially adjacently, wherein, of every two adjacent solar panels, only the axis-side end section of the one solar panel has at least one guide and only the axis-side end section of the other solar panel has two stops which interact with the guide and are spaced from each other in the tangential direction, and wherein the solar panels are spaced from each other in the fanned out second position in their radially projecting sections that adjoin the aforementioned end sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SFS Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Swatek, Elmar Stoger, Alfred Kaser, Manfred Prasent
  • Publication number: 20180294769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swivel and fanning drive for solar panels, comprising a base support, a rotary table, which is mounted on the base support pivotingly about a substantially vertical first axis, a swivel plate, which is mounted on the rotary table pivotingly about a substantially horizontal second axis, and a fanning shaft, which is mounted on the swivel plate pivotingly about a third axis and on which the solar panels can be mounted so as to be able to be fanned in and out about the aforesaid third axis, wherein the rotary table mounts one end of the swivel plate about the aforesaid second axis and, at a distance therefrom, mounts at least one crank, which is coupled by means of a connecting rod to the other end of the swivel plate to form a crank-rocker linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Elmar Stoger, Alexander Swatek, Gerald Zach
  • Patent number: 9689551
    Abstract: A display device (A) for the display of image information, which consists of at least one or a plurality of picture elements and may be modified by means of a frame rate (R), having at least one light source (L) for the generation of a picture element of the image information, characterized in that there are provided picture element modification means (VM) having movement elements (BR, BV, LI, L), which are movably arranged with at least the frame rate (R) in the display device (A) and which are adapted to selectively deflect and/or cover the light emitted by the at least one light source (L) for the viewer (LA, RA) of the display device (A) in order to generate per light source (L) of the display device (A) at least twice the number of picture elements as extension picture elements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) for the display of the image information, wherein the light emitted by the at least one light source (L) is modified with at least twice the frame rate (R) as light source frequency (fL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TriLite Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Fidler, Joerg Reitterer, Alexander Swatek
  • Patent number: 9590558
    Abstract: A solar module comprising at least a plurality of lamellar solar panels, which are mounted pivotably, about a common axis, on an elongate support and can be and which can be moved between a first position, in which they are disposed on top of each other substantially congruently and parallel to the support, and a second position, in which they lie substantially next to each other in a fanned out manner about the aforementioned axis, wherein the support can be pivoted out of a housing, which accommodates the support together with the solar panels in the first position of the panels, characterized in that the solar module comprises two supports of the aforementioned type equipped with solar panels in the manner described, wherein the two supports are pivotably hinged at the diametrical longitudinal ends of an elongate base support, which is mounted rotatably, about an approximately vertical axis, in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Smart Flower Energy Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Swatek, Elmar Stoger, Michael Hoffmann, Peter Matisovits
  • Publication number: 20150365047
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solar module, comprising a plurality of lamellar solar panels, which are mounted on a common axis so as to be able to pivot between a first position, in which they are positioned one on top of the other in a substantially coincident manner, and a second position, in which they are fanned out substantially adjacently, wherein, of every two adjacent solar panels, only the axis-side end section of the one solar panel has at least one guide and only the axis-side end section of the other solar panel has two stops which interact with the guide and are spaced from each other in the tangential direction, and wherein the solar panels are spaced from each other in the fanned out second position in their radially projecting sections that adjoin the aforementioned end sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Smart Flower Energy Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Swatek, Elmar Stoger, Alfred Kaser, Manfred Prasent
  • Patent number: 9121574
    Abstract: An illumination device (A) for the illumination of illumination zones (BZ) with different light intensity and/or color temperature by means of at least one light source (L), wherein per light source (L) there is provided at least one illumination modification means (VM) in the optical path between the light source (L) and the illumination zones (BZ) having at least one movement element (BR, BV, LI, L), which is arranged movably in the illumination device (A) and which is adapted to selectively deviate and/or cover the light emitted by the at least one light source (L) by means of control means with an illumination frame rate (R) for a subsequent illumination of the illumination zones (BZ), wherein the control means are adapted to control the light intensity of each light source according to the illumination zone (BZ) currently illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TriLite Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Fidler, Joerg Reitterer, Alexander Swatek
  • Publication number: 20150059825
    Abstract: A solar module comprising at least a plurality of lamellar solar panels, which are mounted pivotably, about a common axis, on an elongate support and can be and which can be moved between a first position, in which they are disposed on top of each other substantially congruently and parallel to the support, and a second position, in which they lie substantially next to each other in a fanned out manner about the aforementioned axis, wherein the support can be pivoted out of a housing, which accommodates the support together with the solar panels in the first position of the panels, characterized in that the solar module comprises two supports of the aforementioned type equipped with solar panels in the manner described, wherein the two supports are pivotably hinged at the diametrical longitudinal ends of an elongate base support, which is mounted rotatably, about an approximately vertical axis, in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Smart Flower Energy Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Swatek, Elmar Stoger, Michael Hoffmann, Peter Matisovits
  • Publication number: 20140251929
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display arrangement including a foot which supports a plurality of panels, which are flexibly interconnected by means of connecting elements, a lifting device and a receiving device that can be lowered into the ground. The receiving device is designed to receive the panels, folded together, including the foot and the lifting device. The lifting device is designed to raise the panels out of the receiving device and to lower the panels into the receiving device. The panels can be folded together in a barrel shape around the foot and in particular also around the lifting device. The receiving device is designed to receive the panels folded together in a barrel shape around the foot and more particularly also around the lifting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBAL BRIGHT MEDIA WERBE GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Bernhard Fidler, Andreas Haas, Elmar Stoger, Josef Alexander Swatek, Jorg Tragatschnig
  • Patent number: 8664511
    Abstract: Solar module with a plurality of lamellar solar panels, which are mounted on an elongated support to pivot around a common axis and are movable between a first position in which they are superposed to be substantially congruent and parallel to the support, and a second position in which, opened out in a fan formation, they lie substantially adjacent to one another around the said axis, wherein the support can be extended via a closable opening out of a housing, which receives it with the solar panels in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Smart Flower Energy Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Swatek, Christoph Schöndorfer, Elmar Stöger
  • Publication number: 20130329021
    Abstract: A display device (A) for the display of image information, which consists of at least one or a plurality of picture elements and may be modified by means of a frame rate (R), having at least one light source (L) for the generation of a picture element of the image information, characterized in that there are provided picture element modification means (VM) having movement elements (BR, BV, LI, L), which are movably arranged with at least the frame rate (R) in the display device (A) and which are adapted to selectively deflect and/or cover the light emitted by the at least one light source (L) for the viewer (LA, RA) of the display device (A) in order to generate per light source (L) of the display device (A) at least twice the number of picture elements as extension picture elements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) for the display of the image information, wherein the light emitted by the at least one light source (L) is modified with at least twice the frame rate (R) as light source frequency (fL).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Franz Fidler, Joerg Reitterer, Alexander Swatek
  • Publication number: 20130327966
    Abstract: An illumination device (A) for the illumination of illumination zones (BZ) with different light intensity and/or color temperature by means of at least one light source (L), wherein per light source (L) there is provided at least one illumination modification means (VM) in the optical path between the light source (L) and the illumination zones (BZ) having at least one movement element (BR, BV, LI, L), which is arranged movably in the illumination device (A) and which is adapted to selectively deviate and/or cover the light emitted by the at least one light source (L) by means of control means with an illumination frame rate (R) for a subsequent illumination of the illumination zones (BZ), wherein the control means are adapted to control the light intensity of each light source according to the illumination zone (BZ) currently illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: TriLite Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Fidler, Joerg Reitterer, Alexander Swatek
  • Patent number: 8529106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foldable display device, consisting of several panels arranged in parallel to each other, which are movably connected with each other. In order to create a display device that may remain locally fixed, there is provided that the display device is not configured simply foldable but in addition is provided with a housing device, which may accommodate the display device in its folded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Global Bright Media Werbe GmbH
    Inventors: Nils-Holger Jung, Friedhelm Soeffge, Joerg Tragatschnig, Alexander Swatek
  • Patent number: D909960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Alexander Swatek