Patents by Inventor Andreas Fuchs

Andreas Fuchs 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: 20080307662
    Abstract: A method for scanning a work piece surface uses a coordinate measurement device. A probe element is brought into contact with the surface and the probe element is moved along the surface. The coordinate measurement device has a plurality of degrees of freedom, which are independent of one another, in the possible movements of the probe element with respect to the work piece. Maximum speeds which describe the maximum of a movement speed component of the probe element based on the respective degree of freedom are defined for the degrees of freedom. An estimated path on which the probe element is intended to move during scanning is predefined. The actual scanning path can differ from the estimated scanning path. A maximum scanning speed at which the estimated scanning path can be traveled with a constant speed of the probe element is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Jochen Burger, Hermann Deeg
  • Publication number: 20080189969
    Abstract: In probing by scanning a workpiece (71) to be measured using a coordinate measuring machine a stylus tip is moved before the scanning along a scanning path (73) along an initialization path (83) or/and after the scanning path (73) along a finalization path (85). A length (Lv, Ln) of the initialization path, respectively finalization path, is chosen in dependence of parameters of a concrete measuring task, in particular in dependence of a pre-determined scanning speed, a stiffness of the stylus or a mass of the stylus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Hermann Deeg, Heinz Peter
  • Patent number: 7405911
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement with a voltage link converter includes a link capacitor and circuit branches arranged parallel thereto. The circuit branches each include circuit elements, connected in series. A short circuit thyristor is provided to protect against short circuit currents. A short circuit protection arrangement is provided for connection to the link circuit capacitor and the circuit branches. The above includes a parallel connection of the short circuit thyristors with opposed conducting pairs of protective diodes connected in series. The short circuit protection arrangement is connected parallel to the link circuit capacitor and each connection point between two circuit elements of a circuit branch which are connected in series, is connected to a connection point between two protection diodes of the short circuit protection arrangement which are connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20080111752
    Abstract: The specification discloses various embodiments of modular antenna assemblies for automotive vehicles. In one exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a base assembly that may be used on a variety of vehicle platforms. The antenna may also include a radome assembly that is specific to a particular vehicle platform. The radome assembly may snap-fit onto the base assembly, and be installed during or after vehicle assembly. A wide variety of radome assemblies of different shapes, styles, and colors may be used in conjunction with a single base assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Lindackers, Hasan Yasin, Andreas Fuchs, Ayman Duzdar
  • Publication number: 20080068268
    Abstract: A low-profile antenna according to exemplary embodiments generally includes a patch antenna enclosed in a housing, and a directional element for directing a direction of sensitivity for the patch antenna. The directional element is positioned on the external surface of the housing. A protective lens may be positioned over the directional element. In one exemplary embodiment, the directional element is formed from a layer of conductive material. In another exemplary embodiment, the directional element is formed from conductive ink containing silver particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: John V. Kowalewicz, Ralf Lindackers, Andreas Fuchs, Cheihk Thaim
  • Publication number: 20080068270
    Abstract: According to various exemplary embodiments, an antenna assembly generally includes a first patch antenna and a second patch antenna. The first patch antenna may include a first feed point and be tuned to a first frequency. The second patch antenna may include a second feed point and be tuned to a second frequency. The antenna assembly may further include a low noise amplifier in communication with the first and second feed points of the respective first and second patch antennas for amplifying signals received by the first and second patch antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Cheikh Thiam, Andreas Fuchs, Ayman Duzdar, Chun Kit Lai
  • Publication number: 20080020167
    Abstract: A glass sandwich plate comprises a spacer arrangement (12) disposed between two glass panes (10, 11) and formed as a continuous unit from a 0.2 mm thick aluminum sheet by punching and deforming such that webs (18) are formed which extend at different angles with respect to the glass panes. The webs (18) extend between plane connecting areas (17) at which the spacer arrangement (12) is glued to the glass panes (10, 11) by means of a radiation curable acrylate or epoxide adhesive. With this structure, the sandwich plate has a high breaking strength at low weight and is suitably used for sight and sun protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Stefan Behling, Wolf Herold, Thomas Nagele
  • Publication number: 20070296078
    Abstract: At least one bearing body in a power semiconductor module has a surface section on which a first semiconductor component and at least one additional semiconductor component are arranged adjacent to each other. The semiconductor components have contact surfaces, oriented away from the surface section of the bearing body, that are in a contact in a planar manner to provide a flat connection line between the contact surfaces of the semiconductor components. The flat connection line has a lower inductivity and a lower instance dependency of inductivity compared to a bonding wire. A distance between the semiconductor components along the surface section is greater than a lateral measurement of at least one of the semiconductor components and can be, selectively, relatively large, allowing for thermal and/or temperature expansion and a lower thermal load of the semiconductor module than previously obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Mark-Matthias Bakran, Andreas Fuchs, Matthias Hofstetter, Hans-Joachim Knaak, Andreas Nagel, Norbert Seliger
  • Patent number: 7277056
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, an antenna assembly includes a first patch antenna and a second patch antenna. The first patch antenna includes a first feed point and is tuned to a first frequency. The second patch antenna includes a second feed point and is tuned to a second frequency. The antenna assembly may also include a transmission line having a first end in communication with the first feed point. A second end of the transmission line may be in communication with the second feed point. One of the first and second ends of the transmission line may provide a signal output for signals that are received by the first and second patch antennas. The antenna assembly may also include a low noise amplifier that receives a signal from the signal output of the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheikh Thiam, Andreas Fuchs, Ayman Duzdar, Chun Kit Lai
  • Publication number: 20070222683
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide antennas capable of receiving both left-hand circularly polarized (LHCP) signals and right-hand circularly polarized (RHCP) signals, and outputting both signals on a single feed. In one exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes two substantially coplanar concentric patches. The inner patch is substantially square. The outer patch has inner and outer edges both of which are substantially square. The two patches do not physically contact one another. A single feed is connected to the inner patch. The inner patch receives the LHCP signal, and the two patches operate collectively together for receiving the RHCP signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Ayman Duzdar, Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20070210967
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are provided of antenna modules for frequencies in the GHz range and that may be mountable on a motor vehicle. In various exemplary embodiments, an antenna module generally includes upper and low patch-antennas on respective upper and lower substrates. Each patch-antenna includes ?/2-antenna structure provided on the upper surface of the respective upper or lower substrate for reception of satellite-transmitted frequencies in the GHz range. A metallization is also provided on or in contact with the lower surfaces of the upper and lower substrates. A lower antenna connector runs from the lower ?/2-antenna structure through the lower substrate. An upper antenna connector, separate from the lower antenna connector, runs from the upper antenna structure through the upper substrate and the lower patch-antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Mehran Aminzadeh, Meinolf Schafmeister, Florian Scherbel, Keno Mennenga, Andreas Fuchs, Cheikh Thiam
  • Publication number: 20070103374
    Abstract: The specification discloses a modular antenna for automotive vehicles. The antenna includes a base assembly that can be used on a variety of vehicle platforms and a radome assembly that is specific to a particular vehicle platform. The radome assembly snap-fits onto the base assembly, and can be installed during or after vehicle assembly. A wide variety of radome assemblies of different shapes, styles, and colors can be used in conjunction with a single base assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Ralf Lindackers, Hasan Yasin, Andreas Fuchs, Ayman Duzdar
  • Patent number: 7156780
    Abstract: An electric drive system (1) operated by muscle power for a vehicle (2) includes a foot pedal (5) and a mechanical generator (6) mechanically connected to the foot pedal. The drive system also includes an electric transmission (4) and an electric control system (20) with a control program (21) of the generator, which is able to generate a counter or load moment (GM). The drive system also includes a starting control system (22) for the generator, by means of which a standstill pedal resistance (TW) and a high starting moment (MA) is produced at the foot pedal. When used in a stationary training apparatus (3), the drive system includes a motor operation control system (23) with a bi-directional converter (31), by means of which the generator is also able to be operated as a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: SwissMove AG
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Jürg Blatter
  • Publication number: 20060273961
    Abstract: An antenna capable of receiving both left-hand circularly polarized (LHCP) signals and right-hand circularly polarized (RHCP) signals, and outputting both signals on a single feed. The antenna includes two coplanar concentric patches. The inner patch is substantially square. The outer patch has inner and outer edges both of which are square. The two patches do not physically contact one another. A single feed is connected to the inner patch. The inner patch receives the LHCP signal, and the two patches together receive the RHCP signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ayman Duzdar, Andreas Fuchs
  • Patent number: 7142999
    Abstract: A method for correcting errors in a coordinate measuring machine having a measuring head which is adapted to move in at least two different spatial directions. Measuring scales and measuring lines are assigned to each spatial direction. The measuring lines of different spatial directions intersect, and correction values are determined along the measuring lines at predetermined values of the scales in order to correct for elastic and/or geometric errors of the scales and/or of the guiding mechanism for moving the measuring head. According to one aspect of the invention, the correction values determined along a measuring line of a first spatial direction are modified such that the modified correction value of this measuring line assumes a predetermined value at the point of intersection with a first measuring line of a second spatial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Grupp, Andreas Fuchs, Walter Jenisch, Ralf Bernhardt, Harald Schmid, Ulrich Staaden
  • Publication number: 20060220970
    Abstract: Antenna module for frequencies in the GHz-range mountable on vehicles features a wide range of functions. Module includes a lower patch-antenna with a lower dielectric substrate. A lower ?/2-antenna structure is on the upper surface of the lower substrate for reception of satellite-transmitted frequencies in the GHz range, and a metallization is on the lower surface of the lower substrate. An upper patch-antenna of smaller dimensions and with an upper dielectric substrate is on the lower patch-antenna. An upper ?/2-antenna structure for reception of satellite-transmitted frequencies in the GHz-range is on the upper surface of the upper substrate. A metallization is below the upper substrate. A lower antenna connector runs from the lower ?/2-antenna structure through the lower substrate. An upper antenna connector separate from the lower antenna connector runs from the upper antenna structure through the upper substrate and the lower patch antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Mehran Aminzadeh, Meinolf Schafmeister, Florian Scherbel, Keno Mennenga, Andreas Fuchs, Cheikh Thiam
  • Publication number: 20050249237
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an arrangement for the remote-controlled testing of a specimen, the data of the control unit and the specimen being supplied in a format that corresponds to a transmission protocol used for the unsecured transmission of data. According to the inventive method, said data is converted into a format that corresponds to a transmission protocol used for the secured transmission of data, is transmitted, and is converted back in to a format corresponding to the transmission protocol used for the unsecured transmission of data before being received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Harald-J. Zainzinger, Josef Zellinger
  • Publication number: 20050225918
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement with a voltage link converter includes a link capacitor and circuit branches arranged parallel thereto. The circuit branches each include circuit elements, connected in series. A short circuit thyristor is provided to protect against short circuit currents. A short circuit protection arrangement is provided for connection to the link circuit capacitor and the circuit branches. The above includes a parallel connection of the short circuit thyristors with opposed conducting pairs of protective diodes connected in series. The short circuit protection arrangement is connected parallel to the link circuit capacitor and each connection point between two circuit elements of a circuit branch which are connected in series, is connected to a connection point between two protection diodes of the short circuit protection arrangement which are connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventor: Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20050102118
    Abstract: A method for correcting errors in a coordinate measuring machine having a measuring head which is adapted to move in at least two different spatial directions. Measuring scales and measuring lines are assigned to each spatial direction. The measuring lines of different spatial directions intersect, and correction values are determined along the measuring lines at predetermined values of the scales in order to correct for elastic and/or geometric errors of the scales and/or of the guiding mechanism for moving the measuring head. According to one aspect of the invention, the correction values determined along a measuring line of a first spatial direction are modified such that the modified correction value of this measuring line assumes a predetermined value at the point of intersection with a first measuring line of a second spatial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Guenter Grupp, Andreas Fuchs, Walter Jenisch, Ralf Bernhardt, Harald Schmid, Ulrich Staaden
  • Patent number: 6677010
    Abstract: A thermal transfer sheet suitable for preparing a lighographic printing form cylinder is provided including a substrate layer and a donor layer. The substrate layer includes a first polymer having mechanical stability at temperatures greater than 150 degrees C. and light transmission of at least 70% for wavelengths of from about 700 nm to about 1600 nm. The donor layer includes a second polymer having acidic groups and/or optionally substituted amide groups and an additive is capable of converting incident laser light energy into heat energy. A wetting aid and/or a solvent are also included in the donor layer. A method of making the thermal transfer sheet is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Josef Schneider, Thomas Hartmann, Andrea Fuchs, Hans-Christoph Beltle