Patents by Inventor Andreas Gerhard

Andreas Gerhard 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: 20190229497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semiconductor laser comprising a layer structure comprising an active zone, wherein the active zone is configured to generate an electromagnetic radiation, wherein the layer structure comprises a sequence of layers, wherein two opposite end faces are provided in a Z-direction, wherein at least one end face is configured to at least partly couple out the electromagnetic radiation, and wherein the second end face is configured to at least partly reflect the electromagnetic radiation, wherein guide means are provided for forming an optical mode in a mode space between the end faces, wherein means are provided which hinder a formation of an optical mode outside the mode space, in particular modes comprising a propagation direction which do not extend perpendicularly to the end faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Clemens VIERHEILIG, Alfred LELL, Sven GERHARD, Andreas LOEFFLER
  • Patent number: 10355622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lifting system, comprising a piezoelectric actuator (5), a support (15), and a hydraulic stroke multiplier (10) having an input and an output side, wherein the input side of the hydraulic stroke multiplier is connected to the piezoelectric actuator (5), and the output side of the hydraulic stroke multiplier is connected to the support (15). In the method for electrically testing an electronic component, the component is placed on the support of such a lifting system and is lifted for positioning relative to a test contact. The vibration damper comprises such a lifting system. The machine assembly has a machine and such a vibration damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Georg Bachmaier, Gerit Ebelsberger, Detlef Gerhard, Andreas Gödecke, Wolfgang Zöls
  • Publication number: 20190193132
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing strip wound tube products are disclosed. According to the method, a winding machine winds a strip to produce a strip wound tube and a finishing machine cuts off pieces of desired length from the strip wound tube and connects strip layers in the end sections of the strip wound tube product by way of a joining operation. The finishing machine has a mobile operating head and/or a force decoupling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: WESTFALIA METALLSCHLAUCHTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Karsten Schenk, OLIVER SELTER, MATTHIAS WEISS, STEFAN HAUK, DIETMAR BAUMHOFF, KARL-HEINZ MÜNKER, MICHAEL HENKELMANN, ANDREAS GERHARD
  • Publication number: 20190178610
    Abstract: A scope turret including a dial assembly that is configured to adjust point of aim optics of a scope is disclosed. The turret may include an adjustable stop assembly that prevents the dial assembly from rotating in one direction. The adjustable stop assembly may include a traveler, a nut assembly, and a bolt. The adjustable stop assembly may be internally-adjustable or externally-adjustable. The dial assembly may include an engagement mechanism. The engagement mechanism may include a button that is slidable between an engaged position and a disengaged position of the engagement mechanism. The turret may further include a locking mechanism that selectively prevents the dial assembly from rotating in any direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Skip Davidson, Christopher Ryan Thomas, Andreas Gerhard Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190157844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser assembly, wherein, in one embodiment, the laser assembly (1) comprises a plurality of laser groups (2) each having at least one semiconductor laser (20). Furthermore, the laser assembly (1) contains a plurality of photothyristors (3), each laser group (2) being clearly assigned one of the photothyristors (3). The photothyristors (3) are each connected electrically in series with the associated laser group (2) and/or integrated in the associated laser group (2). Furthermore, the photothyristors (3) are each optically coupled to the associated laser group (2). A dark breakdown voltage (Ut) of each photothyristor (3) lies above an intended operating voltage (Ub) of the associated laser group (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sven Gerhard, Clemens Vierheilig, Andreas Löffler
  • Patent number: 10260661
    Abstract: The invention relates to line elements (600) consisting of a multi-layer inner element (IE) and an outer element (AE), wherein the inner element (IE) and the outer element (AE) are in contact with each other at points, at lines, over part of the surfaces thereof, or over the full surfaces thereof. Furthermore, a frictional contact protection means extending over the component length is provided, or a frictional layer (121) is provided in the contact region of the inner element (IE) and the outer element (AE). The wear of the outer element (AE) caused by friction can thereby be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WESTFALIA METALLSCHLAUCHTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Karsten Schenk, Oliver Selter, Matthias Weiss, Stefan Hauk, Dietmar Baumhoff, Karl-Heinz Münker, Michael Henkelmann, Andreas Gerhard
  • Patent number: 10225272
    Abstract: For each event detected during execution of a monitored application comprising a plurality of application components, a determination is made of which of the plurality of application components corresponds to the detected event. Also, a dependency subgroup that includes the application component that corresponds to the detected event is identified, wherein a dependency subgroup indicates dependencies among a subgroup of the plurality of application components. A location within the dependency subgroup of the application component corresponding to the detected event is determined. An order of correction for the application components determined to correspond to detected events are determined based, at least in part, on the determined location. Correction of the application components determined to correspond to detected events are initiated according to the determined order of correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Erhan Giral, Mark Jacob Addleman, Corey Adam Cohen, David Brooke Martin, Andreas Gerhard Reiss, Michael Steven Walker
  • Patent number: 10101122
    Abstract: A scope turret including a dial assembly that is configured to adjust point of aim optics of a scope is disclosed. The turret may include an adjustable stop assembly that prevents the dial assembly from rotating in one direction. The adjustable stop assembly may include a traveler, a nut assembly, and a bolt. The adjustable stop assembly may be internally-adjustable or externally-adjustable. The dial assembly may include an engagement mechanism. The engagement mechanism may include a button that is slidable between an engaged position and a disengaged position of the engagement mechanism. The turret may further include a locking mechanism that selectively prevents the dial assembly from rotating in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: REVIC, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Skip Davidson, Christopher Ryan Thomas, Andreas Gerhard Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20180224028
    Abstract: The invention relates to line elements (600) consisting of a multi-layer inner element (IE) and an outer element (AE), wherein the inner element (IE) and the outer element (AE) are in contact with each other at points, at lines, over part of the surfaces thereof, or over the full surfaces thereof. Furthermore, a frictional contact protection means extending over the component length is provided, or a frictional layer (121) is provided in the contact region of the inner element (IE) and the outer element (AE). The wear of the outer element (AE) caused by friction can thereby be minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Westfalia Metallschlauchtechnik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: KARSTEN SCHENK, OLIVER SELTER, MATTHIAS WEISS, STEFAN HAUK, DIETMAR BAUMHOFF, KARL-HEINZ MÜNKER, MICHAEL HENKELMANN, ANDREAS GERHARD
  • Patent number: 9923758
    Abstract: Numerous alerts may be received by a management system, potentially making it difficult to determine which alerts indicate events that are potentially more harmful. To identify alerts that indicate harmful events, a damage index for each of the alerts may be determined. Determining an alert damage index facilitates the ranking, sorting, or graphical representation of alerts. The alert damage index can indicate the potential damage or harm an event associated with the alert may cause if left unaddressed. For example, a low memory event has the potential to cause an application or server to respond slowly or not at all. The alert damage index may be determined by processing metrics that indicate the potential harm or severity of the event. For example, the alert damage index may be determined by processing an alert duration factor, an alert threshold breach factor, and a component load factor (damage factors).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Gerhard Reiss, Martin Janda, Tomas Kolda
  • Publication number: 20170368586
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for producing strip wound tube products are disclosed. The apparatus includes a winding machine for winding a strip to a strip wound tube and a finishing machine for cutting off pieces of desired length from the strip wound tube and for connecting strip layers in the end sections of the strip wound tube product by way of an joining operation, the finishing machine having a mobile operating head and/or a force decoupling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: WESTFALIA METALLSCHLAUCHTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: KARSTEN SCHENK, OLIVER SELTER, MATTHIAS WEISS, STEFAN HAUK, DIETMAR BAUMHOFF, KARL-HEINZ MÜNKER, MICHAEL HENKELMANN, ANDREAS GERHARD
  • Publication number: 20170346842
    Abstract: For each event detected during execution of a monitored application comprising a plurality of application components, a determination is made of which of the plurality of application components corresponds to the detected event. Also, a dependency subgroup that includes the application component that corresponds to the detected event is identified, wherein a dependency subgroup indicates dependencies among a subgroup of the plurality of application components. A location within the dependency subgroup of the application component corresponding to the detected event is determined. An order of correction for the application components determined to correspond to detected events are determined based, at least in part, on the determined location. Correction of the application components determined to correspond to detected events are initiated according to the determined order of correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Erhan Giral, Mark Jacob Addleman, Corey Adam Cohen, David Brooke Martin, Andreas Gerhard Reiss, Michael Steven Walker
  • Publication number: 20170005857
    Abstract: Numerous alerts may be received by a management system, potentially making it difficult to determine which alerts indicate events that are potentially more harmful. To identify alerts that indicate harmful events, a damage index for each of the alerts may be determined. Determining an alert damage index facilitates the ranking, sorting, or graphical representation of alerts. The alert damage index can indicate the potential damage or harm an event associated with the alert may cause if left unaddressed. For example, a low memory event has the potential to cause an application or server to respond slowly or not at all. The alert damage index may be determined by processing metrics that indicate the potential harm or severity of the event. For example, the alert damage index may be determined by processing an alert duration factor, an alert threshold breach factor, and a component load factor (damage factors).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Gerhard Reiss, Martin Janda, Tomas Kolda
  • Patent number: 9291263
    Abstract: A profiled metal strip for a diaphragm bellows is made from a strip material having at least one border which is subjected to reverse bending. Such a metal strip is wound to produce a diaphragm bellows, with abutting borders of neighboring turns being connected with one another by a material joint, such as a welding seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: WESTFALIA METALLSCHLAUCHTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Weiss, Karl-Heinz Münker, Dietmar Baumhoff, Andreas Gerhard, Karsten Schenk, Michael Henkelmann, Oliver Selter, Stefan Hauk
  • Publication number: 20160040959
    Abstract: A scope turret including a dial assembly that is configured to adjust point of aim optics of a scope is disclosed. The turret may include an adjustable stop assembly that prevents the dial assembly from rotating in one direction. The adjustable stop assembly may include a traveler, a nut assembly, and a bolt. The adjustable stop assembly may be internally-adjustable or externally-adjustable. The dial assembly may include an engagement mechanism. The engagement mechanism may include a button that is slidable between an engaged position and a disengaged position of the engagement mechanism. The turret may further include a locking mechanism that selectively prevents the dial assembly from rotating in any direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron Skip Davidson, Christopher Ryan Thomas, Andreas Gerhard Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8984796
    Abstract: A scope adjustment system includes a turret cap assembly, a saddle assembly, and a quick spanner assembly. The turret cap assembly includes a ring with a plurality of regularly spaced apart teeth residing circumferentially around the ring. The saddle assembly includes a transportation element in mechanical communication with a plunger. The saddle assembly includes a click element to engage the teeth of the ring. The quick spanner assembly includes a bolt that may be coupled to the transportation element, a cam lock hinged to the bolt, and a pressure plate residing between the bolt and the cam lock. The bolt can be screwed into the transportation element, and the cam lock can be set to apply a force on the pressure plate such that the transportation element engages the plunger. When engaged, the plunger is responsive to rotations of the turret cap to adjust, e.g., an aiming reticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tangent Theta Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Thomas, Andreas Gerhard Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8973618
    Abstract: A stripwound hose expandable from a compressed state to a stretched state includes at least two spiral-wound strips having at least three telescoping portions in a direction of a longitudinal axis. The telescoping portions are arranged in axially overlapping relation, when the stripwound hose assumes the compressed state; and extend in axial side-by-side relation, when the stripwound hose assumes the stretched state. The telescoping portions are hooked to one another when being axially stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: WESTFALIA Metallschlauchtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Weiss, Karl-Heinz Münker, Dietmar Baumhoff, Andreas Gerhard, Karsten Schenk, Michael Henkelmann, Oliver Selter, Stefan Hauk
  • Publication number: 20130160344
    Abstract: A scope adjustment system includes a turret cap assembly, a saddle assembly, and a quick spanner assembly. The turret cap assembly includes a ring with a plurality of regularly spaced apart teeth residing circumferentially around the ring. The saddle assembly includes a transportation element in mechanical communication with a plunger. The saddle assembly includes a click element to engage the teeth of the ring. The quick spanner assembly includes a bolt that may be coupled to the transportation element, a cam lock hinged to the bolt, and a pressure plate residing between the bolt and the cam lock. The bolt can be screwed into the transportation element, and the cam lock can be set to apply a force on the pressure plate such that the transportation element engages the plunger. When engaged, the plunger is responsive to rotations of the turret cap to adjust, e.g., an aiming reticle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Thomas, Andreas Gerhard Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8453680
    Abstract: A decoupling element for a conduit includes an interior hose made of metal and a corrugated exterior hose surrounding the interior hose, with a hollow-cylindrical gap formed between the corrugated exterior hose and the interior hose. At least one damping element is arranged in the gap, with the damping element(s) constructed of a woven fabric made of a high-temperature-resistant material and having an outside surface with at least one bulge, wherein the bulge positively engages with a corrugation of the exterior hose. The exterior hose may be a membrane bellows. The woven fabric may be a metallic material. The at least one damping element covers, along the rotation axis, preferably a proportional length of at least 20% of the hollow-cylindrical gap and has preferably a static stiffness in the radial direction of less than 100 N/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Westfalia Metallschlauchtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Weiss, Karl-Heinz Münker, Dietmar Baumhoff, Andreas Gerhard, Karsten Schenk, Michael Henkelmann, Oliver Selter, Stefan Hauk
  • Patent number: D831777
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: REVIC, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Skip Davidson, Christopher Ryan Thomas, Andreas Gerhard Schaefer