Patents by Inventor Andreas Schweizer

Andreas Schweizer 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: 20210406161
    Abstract: A method for testing a, in particular safety-relevant, technical system, in particular encompassing software. The system is represented by a model encompassing at least two or more components. An assumption of a respective component regarding the safety-relevant system, and a guarantee of a respective component to the safety-relevant technical system, are specified by a safety contract. Executable program code is generated based on at least one assumption and based on at least one guarantee. The safety-relevant technical system is tested by executing the program code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Arne Nordmann, Peter Munk, Andreas-Juergen Rohatschek, Eike Martin Thaden, Lydia Gauerhof, Markus Schweizer
  • Patent number: 11103936
    Abstract: In the internal milling machine according to the invention for milling a work piece that rotates during machining with an annular internal milling cutter (5) on the one hand side the Z slide (4a, b) of each tool support (3a, b) includes a pass through opening and on the other hand side the transversal slide (7) supporting the internal milling cutter (5) is move able in the X-direction, the running direction of the mounting surface (1a) of the bed (1) wherein the mounting surface slopes downward in a forward direction. Based on this general configuration and in particular the arrangement of the Z-slides (6a, b) for the at least one tool support (3a, b) outside of the Z-supports (16a, b) for the opposite spindle stock (2?) yields advantageous centers of gravity in particular of the move able components and a high level of stability of the machine and therefore high level of machining precision of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MAG IAS GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Pompe, Andreas Schweizer, Günther Puschina, Achim Fleischer, Anders Helmut, Ralf Rummel, Manuel Schwarz, Daniel Ost
  • Publication number: 20200388085
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for designing a patient-specific registration instrument for use in osteotomies and a surgical tool system comprising a registration instrument and an osteosynthesis plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp FÜRNSTAHL, Ladislav NAGY, Andreas SCHWEIZER
  • Publication number: 20200269332
    Abstract: In the internal milling machine according to the invention for milling a work piece that rotates during machining with an annular internal milling cutter (5) on the one hand side the Z slide (4a, b) of each tool support (3a, b) includes a pass through opening and on the other hand side the transversal slide (7) supporting the internal milling cutter (5) is move able in the X-direction, the running direction of the mounting surface (1a) of the bed (1) wherein the mounting surface slopes downward in a forward direction. Based on this general configuration and in particular the arrangement of the Z-slides (6a, b) for the at least one tool support (3a, b) outside of the Z-supports (16a, b) for the opposite spindle stock (2?) yields advantageous centers of gravity in particular of the move able components and a high level of stability of the machine and therefore high level of machining precision of the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Pompe, Andreas Schweizer, Günther Puschina, Achim Fleischer, Anders Helmut, Ralf Rummel, Manuel Schwarz.në Frinke, Daniel Ost
  • Patent number: 10506962
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing an intraoperative assessment of brain function based on input that is obtained using a touch panel device, in response to a task, and in the presence of an intervention that is applied to a selected region of the brain. The intervention may be stimulation of the selected region of the brain, such as direct cortical stimulation. In some embodiments, a measure is determined based on the input received from the touch panel. The measure may be a performance measure, related to the performance of the task, and/or a functional measure, associated with an inferred function of the selected region of the brain. In some embodiments, an image of the brain that is registered to an intraoperative reference frame may be annotated or otherwise modified within the selected region based on the measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL, SUNNYBROOK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Simon James Graham, Melanie Anne Morrison, Fred Tam, Tom Andreas Schweizer, Sunit Das, Marco Garavaglia
  • Patent number: 9351742
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a first bone plate that extends along a first middle plane, and a second bone plate that extends along a second middle plane. The drill guide further includes a first articulation and a second articulation that is connected to the first articulation. The first and second articulations are arranged between the first and the second bone plate. Each of the first and second articulations is releasably lockable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: The University of Zurich
    Inventors: Andreas Appenzeller, Ladislav Nagy, Andreas Schweizer, Daniel Fluri
  • Publication number: 20150073425
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a first bone plate that extends along a first middle plane, and a second bone plate that extends along a second middle plane. The drill guide further includes a first articulation and a second articulation that is connected to the first articulation. The first and second articulations are arranged between the first and the second bone plate. Each of the first and second articulations is releasably lockable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Andreas Appenzeller, Ladislav Nagy, Andreas Schweizer, Daniel Fluri
  • Patent number: 8915924
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a first bone plate that extends along a first middle plane, and a second bone plate that extends along a second middle plane. The drill guide further includes a first articulation and a second articulation that is connected to the first articulation. The first and second articulations are arranged between the first and the second bone plate. Each of the first and second articulations is releasably lockable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Appenzeller, Ladislav Nagy, Andreas Schweizer, Daniel Fluri
  • Publication number: 20110144647
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a first bone plate that extends along a first middle plane, and a second bone plate that extends along a second middle plane. The drill guide further includes a first articulation and a second articulation that is connected to the first articulation. The first and second articulations are arranged between the first and the second bone plate. Each of the first and second articulations is releasably lockable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Andreas Appenzeller, Ladislav Nagy, Andreas Schweizer, Daniel Fluri
  • Publication number: 20040256794
    Abstract: A device for alternate transport of sheet-shaped materials (1) has at least one frictional wheel (41, 42) as well as a housing (20, 21, 22), an actuating element (30), a drive (34) for the actuating element (30), a control (70) for the drive (34) and at least one driven transport element (50, 52), whereby at least one frictional wheel (41, 42) is mounted so that it can rotate at the end of a spring plate (10), whereby the spring plate (10) is mounted with respect to the housing (20, 21, 22) and the actuating element (30) in such a way that the spring plate (10) can be brought into a first active bending state and into a second passive bending state by means of the actuating element (30), whereby in the active bending state the at least one frictional wheel (41, 42) is in working connection with the transport element (50, 52) and in the passive bending state it is not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Ulrich Barthold, Andreas Schweizer, Dieter Wagner
  • Patent number: 6769198
    Abstract: A conditioning device to change the moisture content of printing stock, in which the stock is brought into contact with at least one endless cloth that absorbs moisture. The endless cloth is heated by heated transport rolls. A reduction of the moisture content contributes to a reduction of distortions of the printing image in two-sided printing, especially in digital printing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: NexPress Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Kai-Michael Gundel, Gerhard Klukas, Andreas Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20040118258
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of adhesive binding of sheet-form printed materials arranged in stacks and, in particular, is directed to a method and device of the type that cuts side edges of sheet-form printed materials with tool. According to various aspects of the invention, a tool having a cutting edge and a notching element is provided as well as a method of making the tool, and a method of changing a depth of notching by changing an angle of rotation relative to a cutting plane is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Dera, Helmut Domes, Michael Freund, Frank Grueneberg, Andreas Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20040003512
    Abstract: A conditioning device to change the moisture content of printing stock, in which the stock is brought into contact with at least one endless cloth that absorbs moisture. The endless cloth is heated by heated transport rolls. A reduction of the moisture content contributes to a reduction of distortions of the printing image in two-sided printing, especially in digital printing machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Kai-Michael Gundel, Gerhard Klukas, Andreas Schweizer
  • Patent number: 6634115
    Abstract: A conditioning device to change the moisture content of printing stock, in which the stock is brought into contact with at least one endless cloth that absorbs moisture. The endless cloth is heated by heated transport rolls. A reduction of the moisture content contributes to a reduction of distortions of the printing image in two-sided printing, especially in digital printing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: NexPress Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Kai-Michael Gundel, Gerhard Klukas, Andreas Schweizer
  • Patent number: 6511063
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting and delivering individual sheets (14) within a final processing unit (11) downstream from a printing or copying unit (10). In the final processing unit (11) an input transport roller pair (15) is followed by a sheet transport track (18) having a stop surface (20) for lateral registration of the sheets (14) passing through, a working delivery surface (24) having a stop surface (22) for end-surface registration of the sheets (14) being arranged at the end of the sheet transport track (18). Arranged after the working delivery surface (24) is a final delivery container for the individual sheets or sheet stacks, which extends at a 90° angle to the sheet transport track (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: NexPress Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Dickhoff, Helmut Domes, Andreas Schweizer, Reinhard Weltz
  • Publication number: 20020100184
    Abstract: The invention concerns a conditioning device to change the moisture content of printing stock, especially flat paper products, in which the stock is brought into contact with at least one endless cloth that absorbs moisture, the endless cloth being heated by heated transport rolls. A reduction of the moisture content contributes to a reduction of distortions of the printing image in two-sided printing, especially in digital printing machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Kai-Michael Gundel, Gerhard Klukas, Andreas Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20020063376
    Abstract: It is a device for alignment of stock, such as a sheet of paper or a film, in the transport path of a printing machine, especially in the transport path between a storage container for the stock and the print station or the print station and finishing devices, such as stitching and binding devices and collecting or stacking containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Andreas Dickhoff, Helmut Domes, Andreas Schweizer, Reinhard Weltz
  • Patent number: 6055047
    Abstract: The degree of wear of the paper transport roller (10) is checked by means of a reflected light barrier (40). To that end, the paper transport roller (10) comprises two layers (13 and 15) applied to the core of the paper transport roller (10). The two layers (13 and 15) differ in their degree of reflection for electromagnetic radiation. The layers (13 and 15) are applied to the paper transport roller (10) such that the inner layer (13) has a lower degree of reflection than the outer layer (15). The inner layer (13) is advantageously black and the outer layer (15) white. When the outer layer (15) is worn as a result of the friction between the single sheet (30) to be transported and the paper transport roller (10), the inner layer (13) gradually comes into contact with the single sheets. The degree of reflection of the surface of the paper transport roller (10) then also changes in the same way and is determined using a reflected light barrier (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Andreas Schweizer, Reinhard Weltz
  • Patent number: 5897225
    Abstract: A watertight photographic single-use camera having a first and a second body shell that join together. The body shells comprise rigid polymer material and are adapted to receive a film transport device, a lens, a flash unit and a viewfinder. The first body shell forms the camera front section and the second body shell forms the camera rear section. A sealing means comprising an elastic polymer material is attached to an edge of at least one body shell that forms a joint and to at least one edge that forms a body opening. The elastic polymer material is attached by a multiple-component injection molding process and is connected to the body shell by chain looping (molecular entanglement) of the polymer material. As a result, the camera is dependably sealed against water and yet is inexpensive and simple to produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert Rieger, David Barclay, Steven Chapman, Heinz-Andreas Kellner, Michael Reibl, James G. Rydelek, Andreas Schweizer
  • Patent number: 5832312
    Abstract: A watertight body for accommodating a photographic camera. The body has a first and a second body shell of rigid polymer material that can be joined together for accommodating a photographic camera. The body has sealing means comprising elastic polymer material provided by a multiple-component injection molding process on an edge of at least one body shell that forms the joint and on surface areas of the body shells. The elastic polymer material is connected to the body shell by chain looping (molecular entanglement) of the polymer materials. The result is that the body is reliably sealed against water and is nevertheless inexpensive and simple to manufacture. For a simple and correspondingly inexpensive recyclability of the body, the body shells can be crushed without separation of the polymer materials using known devices, with the resultant material mix being usable as an admixture for the manufacture of new camera components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert Rieger, David Barclay, Steven Chapman, Heinz-Andreas Kellner, Michael Reibl, James G. Rydelek, Andreas Schweizer