Patents by Inventor Andreas Huber

Andreas Huber 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).

  • Patent number: 11819460
    Abstract: A collision prevention system for a surgical suite includes a supply unit adjustable along a movement path from an initial position to a subsequent position within the surgical suite. A sensor is operably coupled to the supply unit. The sensor is configured to sense an object proximate to the supply unit. A controller is communicatively coupled with the sensor. The controller monitors the object sensed by the sensor. An alert device is communicatively coupled with the controller. The alert device provides a notification when the object is sensed within the movement path and provides a prevention indicator corresponding to an alternate path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Baxter Medical Systems GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Timotheus Bachinger-Colling, Andreas Huber, Felix Jochen Hempel
  • Publication number: 20230326327
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for automatic identification of fire detectors in a fire alarm system of a building, wherein the fire alarm system includes a plurality of fire detectors, a panel, and a transmission line. The method may include: determining linear distance spacings between fire detectors using a floor plan; determining line distances between fire detectors by measurement along the transmission line; using the line distances to determine a fire detector sequence; and creating a graph using the distance spacings and the line distances with a set of potential connection orders. The method may include determining a potential connection order matching the fire detector sequence based on the set of potential connection orders and determining a correspondence of the designations representing the identification of the fire detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Axel Kunze, Andreas Huber
  • Patent number: 11759381
    Abstract: An accessory detection apparatus for a modular medical device includes a support portion and at least one support accessory in connection with the support portion via a connection interface. The connection interface is configured to support the at least one support accessory extending from the support portion. The accessory detection apparatus includes at least one detection device in connection with a first portion of the connection interface and at least one identifier element in connection with a second portion of the connection interface. The apparatus further includes a controller in communication with the at least one detection device. The controller is configured to process at least one signal communicated from the at least one detection device and detect an identifier of at least one support accessory in response to the at least one signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Baxter Medical Systems GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Huber, Felix Jochen Hempel, Timotheus Bachinger-Colling
  • Patent number: 11731283
    Abstract: A method for checking a safety area of a robot with an augmented reality human machine interface (AR-HMI) that comprises a display and a video camera. The method includes: acquiring, at the AR-HMI, a robot type of the robot, displaying, in the display of the AR-HMI, a virtual robot image of at least part of a robot of the robot type in a manner such that the virtual robot image overlays an actual robot image of the robot of the robot type in the video camera of the AR-HMI, aligning a position of the virtual robot image with a position of the actual robot image by moving the AR-HMI in three-dimensional space, confirming the alignment of the position between the virtual robot image and the actual robot image, and displaying a virtual first safety cell area around the virtual robot image in the confirmed position as an overlay of the actual robot image in the display of the AR-HMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Andreas Huber, Tomaz Kukovec, Christoph Monschein
  • Patent number: 11646621
    Abstract: A cooling device for cooling a stator for an electric machine of a motor vehicle having a coolant-conducting unit and at least one winding groove cooling channel is provided. The coolant-conducting unit and the at least one winding groove cooling channel are connectable to a hollow-cylindrical lamination stack of the stator having, in a circumferential direction, a plurality of winding grooves which extend axially and receive windings of the stator. The coolant-conducting unit is arranged on an end face of the lamination stack, conducts coolant along the end face, and has an inlet for supplying the coolant and an outlet for discharging the coolant, and the at least one winding groove cooling channel extending axially from the coolant unit is arranged in at least one winding groove, conducts the coolant in the at least one winding groove, and is fluid-coupled to the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Huber, Jens Richter
  • Patent number: 11607288
    Abstract: Provided are a surgical table comprising a surgical table controller configured to control at least one surgical table actuator of the surgical table, wherein the surgical table controller comprises an surgical table controller interface configured to be connectable to a controller of a further medical apparatus, a surgical light comprising a surgical light controller configured to control an intensity and to turn on and off at least one illuminant of the surgical light, wherein the surgical light controller comprises an surgical light controller interface configured to be connectable to a controller of a further medical apparatus, and a system comprising the surgical table and the surgical light, wherein the surgical table controller and the surgical light controller are configured to be connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Timotheus Bachinger-Colling, Andreas Huber
  • Publication number: 20230041447
    Abstract: A head up display apparatus for a vehicle includes an imaging unit that generates a projection light beam with display content and includes a transmissive display indication layer with selectively controllable display elements distributed over an area, a matrix backlight that provides backlighting therefor and includes selectively controllable light sources distributed along the transmissive display indication layer, and a collimation array with collimators arranged between a light source and the transmissive display indication layer, and a projection panel in the beam path of the projection light beam generated by the imaging unit for reflecting the projection light beam to a user, the projection panel being arranged in the beam path such that a virtual display image is generated therebehind in the visual field of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventor: Wolfgang-Andreas HUBER
  • Patent number: 11536430
    Abstract: A light fixture may include a casing and a support assembly configured to support and move the casing. The light fixture may include a light source assembly housed inside the casing and configured to generate visible light radiation of different colours. The light fixture may further include a control device configured to control the light source assembly based on the position or the movement of the casing or based on a parameter correlated to the position or the movement of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignees: OSRAM GMBH, CLAY PAKY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Aris Quadri, Andreas Huber, Alberto Alfier
  • Patent number: 11506891
    Abstract: A method operates a visual field display device, particularly for a motor vehicle, which includes an autostereoscopic planar pixel array for generating a projecting light beam containing a display content, and is designed to project this onto a partially transparent, reflective projection screen, particularly a front windscreen of the motor vehicle, in such a way that a virtual display image superimposed into a field of vision of a user is generated behind the screen. The method provides at least one surroundings parameter and/or user parameter, and switches between at least two qualitatively different 3D, 2D and/or monocular operating modes of the planar pixel array, depending on the surroundings parameters and/or user parameters provided, in order to adapt the virtual display image to qualitative operational changes relating to the surroundings and/or the user of the visual field display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang-Andreas Huber
  • Patent number: 11497577
    Abstract: A surgical light is provided, the surgical light comprising a light head including at least one illuminant configured to generate an illuminated area on a surgical site, and a sensor attached to the light head, wherein the sensor is configured to identify items used in surgery, and the sensor is attached to the light head such that a detection volume of the sensor is directed to the illuminated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Erkan Bursalioglu, Lena Diedrich, Andreas Huber, Matthias Jaeger, Verena Kettelhack, David Lance Ribble, Clementine Pirio
  • Publication number: 20220357048
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a cooktop including an energy transmission unit for transmitting energy in order to heat a place-on appliance placed on the cooktop, and a PEF (“Pulsed Electric Fields”) cooking apparatus including a receptacle accessible from a top side of the cooktop and designed for insertion of a PEF container. The receptacle includes a connection contact for electrically connecting to the PEF container inserted in the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventor: Andreas Huber
  • Publication number: 20220327801
    Abstract: An indication system for a surgical lighting apparatus is provided, comprising a computer device connectable to a plurality of light modules, wherein the computer device is configured to determine an illumination setting for each of the plurality of light modules; compare the illumination settings of at least two of the plurality of light modules to at least one output illumination threshold; and output an indication if the at least one output illumination threshold is exceeded. A surgical lighting apparatus, a method of indication, and a detection system for a surgical lighting apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tayfur COSKUN, Nick NEUENDORF, Andreas HUBER
  • Patent number: 11437890
    Abstract: A brush apparatus for a slip ring system of a current-energized electric machine for a motor vehicle is provided for supplying a rotor of the electric machine with current, wherein the brush apparatus is securable to a component of the electric machine that is mounted in fixed relation to the rotor. The brush apparatus includes a brush carrier having a cartridge-type holder and a brush arranged in the cartridge-type holder and forming a sliding contact with a slip ring of the slip ring system. The brush apparatus also includes a retaining device, formed from an electrically insulating material for retaining the brush carrier, which has a securing region for securing the brush apparatus on the component, and a heat-conducting core enclosed in the retaining device, which is exposed for the purpose of heat dissipation at least in the securing region of the retaining device that is couplable to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Huber, Philip Moerth, Roman Svach
  • Patent number: 11381138
    Abstract: A cooling cap for a stator of an electrical machine of a motor vehicle is provided. The cooling cap can be fitted onto an end winding of electrical windings of the stator which project beyond an axial end of a laminated core of the stator and which cooling cap is designed as a heat sink for cooling the end winding, wherein the cooling cap is formed, at least in regions, from an electrical insulating material. A stator and a motor vehicle including the cooling cap are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Julian Blum, Andreas Huber, Jerome Ragot, Jens Richter
  • Patent number: 11374809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a removable device, adapted to connect to a head unit of a vehicle and comprising: a first communication module configured for bi-directional communication of data with the head unit; a second communication module configured for bi-directional communication of data with a wireless network, in particular a mobile telecommunication network; a memory unit storing an application programming interface (API) implementing at least a first protocol for the communication with the head unit via the first communication module; and a control unit comprising at least one processing unit adapted to execute the API; wherein the control unit is configured to provide at least one service to the head unit via the first communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Hort, Andreas Huber, Herbert Vogt, Vishnu Sundaram, David Slump, Stephen L. Surhigh
  • Patent number: 11369319
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to a method of operating a receiver for receiving analyte data from a biosensor monitoring an analyte by detecting analyte values, the method comprising: in a receiver (1), receiving analyte values detected by a biosensor (8) monitoring an analyte in intervals of time for which a first interval time is applied; receiving a present analyte value in the receiver (1); providing a rate of change for the analyte values; determining a future analyte value based on the present analyte value, the first interval time, and the rate of change; providing an analyte value range for the analyte values; setting a second interval time, the second interval time being shorter than the first interval time, if the future analyte value is outside the analyte value range, and longer than or equal to the first interval time, if the future analyte value is within the analyte value range; and in the receiver (1), receiving one or more following analyte values in intervals of time for which the second interval ti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Carsten Mueglitz, Andreas Huber-Toth, Felix Bootz
  • Patent number: 11355999
    Abstract: A method for cooling an electrical machine includes the following steps: guiding a coolant in an axial coolant supply line which is arranged in the rotor shaft, and conducting the coolant into an interior chamber of the electrical machine via a radial coolant supply line which is connected in a coolant-conducting manner to the axial coolant supply line. The electrical machine has an axial coolant supply line and at least one radial coolant supply line connected in a coolant-conducting manner to the axial coolant supply line, both of which are arranged in the rotor shaft. An interior chamber of the electrical machine is connected in a coolant-guiding manner to the radial coolant supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Huber, Thinh Nguyen-Xuan, Klaus Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11356001
    Abstract: A cooling device for a stator of an electrical machine, for fitting together with a hollow cylindrical laminated core of the stator, includes multiple cooling channels for conducting cooling fluid along the laminated core, and a fluid ring for provision on an end face of the laminated core. The fluid ring has two fluid ring channels for distributing the cooling fluid to the cooling channels and for receiving the cooling fluid from the cooling channels, and at least two cooling fluid connections for introducing and removing the cooling fluid into and from the fluid ring channels. The fluid ring channels have circumferential-angle-dependent flow cross-sections in the flow direction, in order to evenly distribute the cooling fluid to the cooling channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Huber, Benjamin Krank, Jens Richter
  • Patent number: 11300787
    Abstract: A visual field display device for a motor vehicle includes an electrically controllable, planar pixel arrangement, particularly at least one flat screen monitor, for producing a projection light beam having a display content, a reflection-suppressing deflection arrangement arranged on the planar pixel arrangement, including one or more flat reflection surfaces, extending along the planar pixel arrangement at a predetermined, acute angle thereto and parallel to one another, for projecting the generated projection light beam onto a partially transparent, reflective projection pane, particularly a windshield of the motor vehicle. As a result, a virtual display image, shown in a visual field of a user, is generated behind it. The one or the plurality of reflection surfaces are designed on the rear sides thereof in a light-absorbing manner in order to suppress interfering reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang-Andreas Huber
  • Publication number: 20220045575
    Abstract: A cooling device for a stator of an electrical machine, for fitting together with a hollow cylindrical laminated core of the stator, includes multiple cooling channels for conducting cooling fluid along the laminated core, and a fluid ring for provision on an end face of the laminated core. The fluid ring has two fluid ring channels for distributing the cooling fluid to the cooling channels and for receiving the cooling fluid from the cooling channels, and at least two cooling fluid connections for introducing and removing the cooling fluid into and from the fluid ring channels. The fluid ring channels have circumferential-angle-dependent flow cross-sections in the flow direction, in order to evenly distribute the cooling fluid to the cooling channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas HUBER, Benjamin KRANK, Jens RICHTER