Patents by Inventor André Schiele

André Schiele 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: 20220259013
    Abstract: A hoisting arrangement for hoisting an offshore wind turbine blade, comprising a gripper attachment 150 arranged to be connected to the wind turbine blade, comprising a set of cable attachment points 191, 192,193 arranged as a first polygon, a vessel attachment module 194 arranged to be connected to a vessel, comprising a plurality of cable guide elements 190 arranged as a second polygon, a plurality of cables 141, 142, 143, 144 spanned between the cable attachment points and the cable guide elements, and a control system for controlling a position and/or orientation of the gripper attachment within a work space by controlling a spanned length of at least two cables of the plurality of cables between the cable attachment points and the cable guide elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: DELTA LABORATORIES HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: André SCHIELE
  • Publication number: 20220186672
    Abstract: For powering a vehicle, a high energy density fuel is preferred. However, for example when the high energy fuel is highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide, this fuel may be dangerous to handle; especially when the person handling the fuel is a normal consumer filling a fuel reservoir of his vehicle at a gas station. The present invention therefore provides a vehicle arranged to receive a diluted—and thus safer—fuel, and to density this fuel to a concentrated fuel in low quantities on board for direct use. To this end a fuel densifier is provided in the vehicle arranged for receiving liquid diluted fuel and arranged to provide a concentrated fuel based on the diluted fuel, the concentrated fuel having a higher energy density than the diluted fuel. A power conversion module of the vehicle is arranged to convert the concentrated fuel to kinetic energy for powering the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: DELTA LABORATORIES HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: André SCHIELE
  • Patent number: 10071485
    Abstract: Provided is a hand controller device for detecting movement of one or more fingers of a user holding the device. The device includes: a support structure and opposing first and second finger supporting means, at least one of the finger supporting means being movably coupled to the support structure so that a movement of the movable supporting means increases or reduces an opening angle and/or distance between the opposing first and second finger supporting means; and a force and/or torque generation means that generates a force and/or torque between the first and second finger supporting means. The first and second finger supporting means include a finger detecting means to detect if the user's finger is in contact with a surface of the first and/or second finger supporting means, independently of whether or not the movable supporting means is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
    Inventors: André Schiele, Frank Van Der Hulst
  • Publication number: 20150290814
    Abstract: Provided is a hand controller device for detecting movement of one or more fingers of a user holding the device. The device includes: a support structure and opposing first and second finger supporting means, at least one of the finger supporting means being movably coupled to the support structure so that a movement of the movable supporting means increases or reduces an opening angle and/or distance between the opposing first and second finger supporting means; and a force and/or torque generation means that generates a force and/or torque between the first and second finger supporting means. The first and second finger supporting means include a finger detecting means to detect if the user's finger is in contact with a surface of the first and/or second finger supporting means, independently of whether or not the movable supporting means is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: André Schiele, Frank Van Der Hulst
  • Patent number: 7410338
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arm exoskeleton comprising a moving system of joints placed in parallel with the joints of the human arm, the exoskeleton comprising a shoulder exoskeleton, an elbow exoskeleton, and a wrist exoskeleton. In all, the exoskeleton has sixteen joints providing sixteen degrees of freedom. A support worn on the torso of a human operator comprises a rigid front plate and a rigid back plate. The shoulder exoskeleton has its proximal end fixed to the front plate, whereby the front plate provides a fixed reference for all movements of the exoskeleton, and the wrist exoskeleton is fixed to a rigid glove worn on the hand of the operator. Active joints are controlled by flexible cable tendons bridging the exoskeleton, said tendons themselves being actuated by control units disposed on the rigid back plate. Inflatable cushions prevent the wrist exoskeleton and the shoulder exoskeleton from moving relative to the arm of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Organisation Intergouvernementale Dite Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventors: André Schiele, Gianfranco Visentin
  • Publication number: 20030223844
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arm exoskeleton comprising a moving system of joints placed in parallel with the joints of the human arm, the exoskeleton comprising a shoulder exoskeleton, an elbow exoskeleton, and a wrist exoskeleton. In all, the exoskeleton has sixteen joints providing sixteen degrees of freedom. A support worn on the torso of a human operator comprises a rigid front plate and a rigid back plate. The shoulder exoskeleton has its proximal end fixed to the front plate, whereby the front plate provides a fixed reference for all movements of the exoskeleton, and the wrist exoskeleton is fixed to a rigid glove worn on the hand of the operator. Active joints are controlled by flexible cable tendons bridging the exoskeleton, said tendons themselves being actuated by control units disposed on the rigid back plate. Inflatable cushions prevent the wrist exoskeleton and the shoulder exoskeleton from moving relative to the arm of the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: Organisation Intergouvernementale Dite Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventors: Andre Schiele, Gianfranco Visentin