Patents by Inventor Andreas Hofmann

Andreas Hofmann 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: 20210123846
    Abstract: A method operates a measuring device used to determine a fluid variable. The measuring devices contains a vibration transducer driven to excite a wave in the fluid due to a test excitation signal. The wave is guided along a propagation path back to the vibration transducer or to an additional vibration transducer, thereby exciting the (additional) vibration transducer to vibrate. An output signal relating to this vibration is acquired, and a frequency of that segment of the output signal that lies in an analysis interval is determined. The analysis interval starts once the driving of the vibration transducer to excite the wave has finished, and/or once a maximum of the amplitude of the vibration is reached. The determination of the fluid variable is performed based on the determined frequency. An error message or a notification is output to a user and/or to a device external to the measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: MICHAEL MAYLE, ANDREAS MADINGER, ALEXANDER HOFMANN, MARKUS SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10982574
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include a method for checking the plausibility of the functionality of a crankcase ventilation system of an internal combustion engine, wherein crankcase ventilation system has a crankcase, an intake tract equipped with an intake manifold, and a connecting line arranged between the crankcase and the intake manifold, the method comprising: detecting an occurrence of a negative load change; in response, comparing a measured intake manifold pressure with a modelled intake manifold pressure using acquired operating variables of the internal combustion engine and of a crankcase model; and determining on the basis of the comparison result whether the connecting line arranged between the crankcase and the intake manifold becomes blocked or drops out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Hofmann, Andreas Holzeder
  • Publication number: 20210046754
    Abstract: A print head includes a capillary around an axis of symmetry for a liquid to be printed, the capillary adjoining at least one elastic element and having a nozzle opening which opens into a prechamber. The prechamber has an outlet opening aligned with the nozzle opening of the capillary in its axial orientation of the axis of symmetry and at least one inlet opening for a guide gas. The at least one elastic element forms a guide for the capillary in its axial orientation only. A feed for the liquid to be printed is provided in the capillary. A mechanical oscillation system is provided that includes the at least one elastic element and the capillary with the liquid contained therein. An actuator with a mechanical or magnetic force interaction with the oscillation system is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Ungerer, Andreas Hofmann, Rudolf Scharnowell, Ulrich Gengenbach, Ingo Sieber, Achim Wenka
  • Patent number: 10914615
    Abstract: A scanning reticle for an optical position measuring device includes a substrate having an upper surface, operating in transmission, and having different functional regions. The upper surface includes at least one region having a grating made up of gaps and ribs, the ribs being formed in the substrate. The upper surface includes an antireflection layer, which is discontinuous in the region of the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Funk, Andreas Hofmann, Peter Speckbacher
  • Publication number: 20200378871
    Abstract: A microtome for producing thin sections from a sample includes a sample holder configured to receive the sample and a cutting edge configured to cut the sample, the cutting edge having a specified cutting direction, the cutting direction and the cutting edge spanning a cutting plane. The microtome further includes a movement device configured to produce a relative movement between the sample holder and the cutting unit for cutting the sample in the cutting direction, a feed device configured to produce a relative movement between the sample holder and the cutting edge for cutting the sample in a feed direction at an angle not equal to 0° to the cutting plane, and a liquid volume with a liquid abutting the cutting edge on a side of the cutting edge facing away from the sample holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Waldemar Spomer, Ulrich Gengenbach, Julian Hoffmann, Andreas Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10807053
    Abstract: Apparatus for mixing a powdered material with a liquid that includes a housing in which a working space having an inner wall is arranged and a rotatably-driven rotor being arranged in the working space. The rotatably-driven rotor includes a blade ring and bars, which are pointing toward the inner wall and are arranged at different positions in a circumferential direction of the rotor. The apparatus also includes a feed opening for the powdered material being arranged above the blade ring and an annular gap connectable to a liquid supply arrangement being arranged below the blade ring. In a direction parallel to an axial direction of the rotor, the bars one of connect to one another or overlap one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ZEPPELIN SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Jakob, Andreas Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10759054
    Abstract: A control server controls a dual-arm robotic manipulator (DARM) for handling deformable objects in a stack. The control server receives a set of images of the stack captured by a set of image sensors, and determines a contour of the stack based the set of images. Based on the contour and historical data associated with the deformable objects in the stack, the control server determines a sequence of actions to be performed by the DARM for handling a first deformable object in the stack, and controls the DARM to handle the first deformable object by communicating a set of commands corresponding to each action in sequence of actions. The first deformable object is handled such that original form factors of the first deformable object and the remaining stack are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GREY ORANGE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Akash Patil, Avilash Kumar, Sumit Tiwary, Manish Soni, Nikhil Sorout, Sameer Narkar, Anirudh Shekhawat, Vaibhav Tolia, Daniel Echeverria, Andreas Hofmann, Mathew Livianu, Robert Pitha, Shawn Schaffert, Andrew Kiruluta, Andrew Lewis
  • Publication number: 20200012249
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for parameterizing an automation field device which is communicatively connected to a server, having the following steps: initiating the method by transmitting a command to parameterize the field device on the server; transmitting identification information of the field device to the server; ascertaining a digital image of the field device stored on the server using the transmitted identification information, said digital image containing configuration settings of the field device and measurement location-relevant information and being designed to reproduce the behavior of the field device in a simulated or emulated manner; generating and proposing a parameter set for the field device using the field device information; selecting and confirming the proposed parameter set by a user; and transmitting the confirmed parameter set to the field device and parameterizing the field device using the transmitted parameter set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Matthias Altendorf, Eugenio Ferreira da Silva Neto, Andreas Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10496980
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for reducing input performed in a commerce based application is provided. The method includes receiving a sequence of input values from an input device and associating the sequence of input values with an object in the application based on the sequence. A context of the application is determined. One or more tasks in the application are automatically performed based on the object, the context and the sequence of input values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ashvin Mathew, Derrick Steven Bazlen, Jeffrey Blucher, Sylvester M. La Blanc, Andreas Hofmann, Gregg Robert Dingle, Brendan O'Meara
  • Publication number: 20190226368
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include a method for checking the plausibility of the functionality of a crankcase ventilation system of an internal combustion engine, wherein crankcase ventilation system has a crankcase, an intake tract equipped with an intake manifold, and a connecting line arranged between the crankcase and the intake manifold, the method comprising: detecting an occurrence of a negative load change; in response, comparing a measured intake manifold pressure with a modelled intake manifold pressure using acquired operating variables of the internal combustion engine and of a crankcase model; and determining on the basis of the comparison result whether the connecting line arranged between the crankcase and the intake manifold becomes blocked or drops out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: CPT Group GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hofmann, Andreas Holzeder
  • Publication number: 20190041243
    Abstract: A scanning reticle for an optical position measuring device includes a substrate having an upper surface, operating in transmission, and having different functional regions. The upper surface includes at least one region having a grating made up of gaps and ribs, the ribs being formed in the substrate. The upper surface includes an antireflection layer, which is discontinuous in the region of the gaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan FUNK, Andreas HOFMANN, Peter SPECKBACHER
  • Publication number: 20180093235
    Abstract: Apparatus for mixing a powdered material with a liquid that includes a housing, in which a working space having an inner wall is arranged and a rotatably-driven rotor being arranged in the working space. The rotatably-driven rotor includes a blade ring and bars, which are pointing toward the inner wall and are arranged at different positions in a circumferential direction of the rotor. The apparatus also includes a feed opening for the powdered material being arranged above the blade ring and an annular gap connectable to a liquid supply arrangement being arranged below the blade ring, in a direction parallel to an axial direction of the rotor, the bars one of connect to one another or overlap one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Zeppelin Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich JAKOB, Andreas HOFMANN
  • Patent number: 9887624
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a method for operating a switching converter includes determining an operating parameter of the switching converter and, if the operating parameter is outside a first operating range, adjusting a control parameter in order to adjust the operating parameter to be within the first operating range. The operating parameter includes at least one of a switching frequency of the switching converter and a current ripple value of an output current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hofmann, Roberto Varga
  • Publication number: 20180030547
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for early detection of non-small cell lung cancer based on the abundance of RNAs from blood samples as well as diagnostic tools such as kits and arrays suitable for such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andrea HOFMANN, Joachim L. SCHULTZE, Andrea STARATSCHEK-JOX, Jurgen WOLF, Thomas ZANDER
  • Patent number: 9853534
    Abstract: A converter circuit arrangement is provided, including a converter switch controller, a converter switch, a load circuit interface and an inductor. The converter switch controller may include a control input. The converter switch may be coupled between a first power supply potential and the control input. The inductor may be coupled between a second power supply potential and the load circuit interface. The load circuit interface may be coupled between the control input and the inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hofmann, Pierrick Ausseresse
  • Patent number: 9637358
    Abstract: A mobile telescopic crane has a telescopic jib with at least three part-jibs. Each of the part-jibs is constructed from at least two part-jib portions so as to be telescopic in a longitudinal direction. Part-jib portions arranged at a spacing from one another transverse to the longitudinal direction each form a jib portion with at least one flexurally rigid connecting element. Respective adjacent jib portions are mechanically lockable with respect to one another in the longitudinal direction. A construction of this type of the jib means that an increase in the bearing load is easily achieved by increasing the area moment of inertia of the jib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Tadano Faun GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Knecht, Peter Kleinhans, Tobias Ebinger, Andreas Hofmann, Martin Lottes
  • Patent number: 9593763
    Abstract: A gearing arrangement, comprising a planetary stage comprising a planet carrier arranged to rotate around a transmission shaft, a plurality of planet pins each planet pin comprising respective first and second end regions, planet gears arranged on the planet carrier and seated on the plurality of planet pins, and at least one sun gear, and a spur gear arranged to direct torque into the planet carrier, wherein the planet carrier comprises a cage element axially arranged on the spur gear, and the plurality of planet pins are arranged within the spur gear and radially supported in the cage element with the respective first end regions arranged to face the spur gear and the respective second end regions arranged to face away from the spur gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Kurth, Andreas Hofmann
  • Patent number: D842994
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexandre Avranches, Bruno Doerrfuss, Florian Hilbig, Andrea Hofmann, Daniel Lerch, Carsten Thierfelder, Andreas Wiesinger
  • Patent number: D843578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexandre Avranches, Bruno Doerrfuss, Florian Hilbig, Andrea Hofmann, Daniel Lerch, Carsten Thierfelder, Andreas Wiesinger
  • Patent number: RE48278
    Abstract: Providing personalized content comprises discovering personal information using an electronic device. Services information related to the personal information is obtained using the electronic device. Personalized content is provided based on applying the services information to the personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis Sasaki, Kuldip S. Pabla, Andreas Hofmann, Daniel Gross