Patents by Inventor Andreas Winter

Andreas Winter 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: 10991982
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of compounds according to general formula (1), in particular 1,4,2-dioxoazol-5-on-derivatives, as additives in electrolytes for electrochemical energy sources such as lithium-ion-batteries, and compounds containing electrolytes according to general formula (1), in particular 1,4,2-dioxoazol-5-on-derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNSTER
    Inventors: Ralf Wagner, Stephan Röser, Sebastian Brox, Andreas Lerchen, Frank Glorius, Martin Winter
  • Patent number: 10907964
    Abstract: A method for transmitting objects onto a boundary surface by a system comprising a marking device having a print field, a locator device, and a control device is provided. The method includes selecting a first object to be marked having a first starting position and first target coordinates. The dimensions of the first object are bigger than the dimensions of the print field. The method also includes determining by the locator device a current position of the marking device, and determining by the control device a current print field of the marking device based on the current position of the marking device. The method also includes comparing by the control device the first starting position of the first object to the current print field of the marking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Gogolla, Hanspeter Nuesch, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10908284
    Abstract: A device for optically measuring the distance from a reflective target object is disclosed. The device has a beam source, a detector, a beam shaping system with a transmission optical system and a reception optical system, and a laser beam shaping element that can be arranged in the path of the laser beam. The laser shaping element is designed as a shaping aperture, where the shaping aperture converts the laser beam into a shaped laser beam with one or more opening angles and the opening angles are smaller than the maximum critical angle of 0.3 mrad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Gogolla, Andreas Winter
  • Publication number: 20210025705
    Abstract: A Position and Orientation Measurement Engine (POME) is a mobile camera system that can be used for accurate indoor measurement (e.g., at a construction site). The POME uses a plurality of cameras to acquire images of a plurality of targets. If locations of the plurality of targets are precisely known, images of the targets can be used to determine a position of the POME in relation to the plurality of targets. However, to precisely determine locations of the plurality of targets can be time consuming and/or use expensive equipment. This disclosure discusses how to use a camera system with an electronic distance measuring unit to determine locations of the plurality of targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Young Jin Lee, Kent Kahle, Malte Seidler, Paul Montgomery, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10823565
    Abstract: A method for measuring a measurement distance between a rotating laser, which emits a first laser beam that can be rotated about a rotational axis and/or a stationary second laser beam, and a laser receiver, which has a detection field with a measurement function. The rotating laser is inclined in a direction of inclination by an inclination angle. The position of incidence of the inclined laser beam on the detection field of the laser receiver is determined as a measurement point. The distance between the measurement point and a zero position of the detection field is stored as the height, and the measurement distance between the rotating laser and the laser receiver is determined using the inclination angle and the height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Winter, Guenter Sanchen, Sasha Lukic
  • Patent number: 10816645
    Abstract: A device for optically measuring the distance from a reflective target object is disclosed. The device includes a beam source, a detector, a beam shaping system having an optical transmission system and an optical receiving system, and a laser beam shaping element that can be arranged in the path of the laser beam. The laser beam shaping element is designed as a transmission aperture array with a first array of transmission pixels, where the transmission pixels are switchable by a first control unit between a transmission state impermeable to the laser beam and a transmission state at least partially permeable to the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Gogolla, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10788581
    Abstract: A device for optically measuring the distance from a reflective target object is disclosed. The device includes a beam source, a detector, a beam shaping system with a transmitter lens and a receiver lens and a laser beam shaping element which can be positioned in the beam path of the laser beam. The laser beam shaping element is embodied as a transmission aperture system with at least one transmission aperture, where at least one transmission aperture creates a partial beam and the partial beam widens to one or more beam angles which are no smaller than a minimum critical angle of 1.0 mrad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Gogolla, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10751847
    Abstract: A drive unit with a spindle drive and a spindle-drive drive motor, which comprises a rotor, is characterized in that a spindle of the spindle drive is arranged inside the rotor acting as a spindle nut and comprising a hollow shaft. As a result, a particularly compact construction for the drive unit can be realized, which can serve, in particular, as a linear drive of tool sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: EHRT Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Winters
  • Publication number: 20200243290
    Abstract: The pyrotechnical disconnection unit for impairing, preferably interrupting, an electrical charge coupling between a chargeable electrical energy cell, particularly comprising an electrical energy storage and an energy converter, and an electrical energy supply, such as a charging device, provides an electrically conductive connection section, such as an electrically conductive cable, an electrically conductive path or such, via which electrical charging energy is supplied from the energy supply of the electrical energy cell, a housing, in which the connection section is arranged, and a pyrotechnical means accommodated inside the housing being designed and/or being controllable in such a way that it unfolds its pyrotechnical effect when reaching a predefined operational state, wherein the pyrotechnical means is attributed to the connection section in such a way that the pyrotechnical effect of the pyrotechnical means at least limits, preferably suspends, the electrical conductivity of the connection section i
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Oliver SAX, Ulrich BLEY, Andreas WINTER
  • Publication number: 20200218366
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a position and orientation (e.g., pose) of a rigid body. The rigid body may be a position enabled projector, a surveying rod, a power tool, a drill robot, etc., in a given space. The position of the rigid body is specified by a set of three coordinates and the orientation is specified by a set of three angles. As such, based on these six values, the position and orientation of the rigid body can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kent KAHLE, Sascha KORL, Andreas WINTER, Scott GRAYBILL
  • Publication number: 20200151848
    Abstract: A system and method for surface profiling via a projection system, such as a position enabled projector. By way of example, a three-dimensional representation of a physical object, such as an uneven surface of the object, may be generated and profiled. The three-dimensional representation may be a 3D point cloud, a surface mesh, or any other suitable type of representation. A two-dimensional image to be projected onto the surface may undergo an image transformation based on the generated 3D representation of the surface. The transformed image is then projected onto the surface, where the image points projected are at their true positions with true scale. Moreover, the projected image may be automatically updated when the projector is moved to a new position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kent KAHLE, Vinod KHARE, Sascha KORL, Andreas WINTER
  • Publication number: 20200099220
    Abstract: A device comprising at least two controllable reactance elements (1) arranged to compensate a single phase-to-earth fault current in a power network with a power transformer (3). The at least two controllable reactance elements (1) are each connected with one side to two different voltages of a three phase voltage source which is synchronous with the power network, and that the reactance elements with their other side are jointly connected to the neutral (N) of the power network or its equivalent. The reactance elements are individually controllable by a control unit (2) designed to control the neutral voltage of the power transformer (3) or its equivalent with respect to amplitude and phase in relation to the power transformer's own voltage system. A method in relation to the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Klaus Winter, Andreas Winter, Håkan Winter
  • Patent number: 10460267
    Abstract: A method for reporting as-built data of a project is disclosed. In one embodiment, at least one attribute of a task perform by a handheld tool is recorded at the handheld tool. The attribute of the at least one task is reported via a wireless communication link to an information management system. The at least one attribute of the task is used to update a record of a project stored at the information management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Kahle, Pat Bohle, Markus Messmer, Oliver Glockner, Angela Beckenbauer, Till Cramer, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10421138
    Abstract: A processing system for a workpiece, with a thread formation device (44) for forming a thread in a workpiece, comprising a housing and one or more tool take-ups for a thread forming tool, rotatably and displaceably mounted in or on the housing, a linear drive and a rotational drive for the tool take-up(s) and a take-up device with one or more take-ups (19) for integrating the thread formation device (44), is characterized in that the thread formation device (44) can be integrated into the take-up device by means of a disconnectable plug connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ehrt Maschinenbrau GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Winters
  • Patent number: 10422412
    Abstract: A drive unit with an electric motor and a speed-transforming transmission connected in a rotationally driven manner to a power take-off shaft of the electric motor, in which the electric motor comprises a stator and a rotor comprising the power take-off shaft, is characterized in that the speed-transforming transmission is arranged inside the power take-off shaft constituted as a hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EHRT Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Winters
  • Patent number: 10415944
    Abstract: The invention relates to a primer cap for small-caliber ammunition, having an outer metallic cup in which is arranged a priming composition which generates hot combustion gases following initiation. To enable more versatile control of the initiation process in the weapon, it is proposed that a resistance bridge which can be initiated electrically, and an electrically conductive pole piece, are additionally arranged in the primer cap, wherein the first pole of the resistance bridge is connected to the cup and the second pole is connected to the cup and the second pole is connected to the pole piece, which protrudes out of the cup and is electrically insulated from the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: RUAG AMMOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Winter, Wolfgang Mosig, Ulrich Bley, Aleksej Hoschenko, Martin Liebl
  • Patent number: 10358513
    Abstract: Improved Ziegler-Natta catalysts and methods of making the improved catalyst are described. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst is formed using a spherical MgCl2-xROH support, where R is a linear, cyclic or branched hydrocarbon unit with 1-10 carbon atoms and where ROH is an alcohol or a mixture of at least two different alcohols and where x has a range of about 1.5 to 6.0, preferably about 2.5 to 4, more preferably about 2.9 to 3.4, and even more preferably 2.95 to 3.35. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes a Group 4-8 transition metal and an internal donor. The catalyst has improved activity in olefin polymerization reactions as well as good stereoregularity and hydrogen sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Douglas D. Klendworth, Kenneth W. Johnson, Andreas Winter, Franz Langhauser
  • Publication number: 20190154443
    Abstract: A method for measuring a measurement distance between a rotating laser, which emits a first laser beam that can be rotated about a rotational axis and/or a stationary second laser beam, and a laser receiver, which has a detection field with a measurement function. The rotating laser is inclined in a direction of inclination by an inclination angle. The position of incidence of the inclined laser beam on the detection field of the laser receiver is determined as a measurement point. The distance between the measurement point and a zero position of the detection field is stored as the height, and the measurement distance between the rotating laser and the laser receiver is determined using the inclination angle and the height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas WINTER, Guenter SANCHEN, Sasha LUKIC
  • Publication number: 20190137559
    Abstract: In a multi-phase power grid fed by a power source, earth fault (460) is located by means of a power supply source synchronized with the power grid, which is connected between a zero point of the grid and earth. In a fault current compensation mode (420), a control unit controls the alternating voltage source to compensate for any ground fault current in the power grid to a value below a threshold level. In a fault detecting mode (430), the control unit gradually adjusts the output voltage of the alternating voltage source with respect to amplitude and/or phase angle (440). A change of zero-sequence current and zero-sequence admittance between the alternating voltage source and a fault location is measured (450) by means of at least one detector. The at least one detector is communicatively connected to the control unit and reports recorded measured values representing zero-sequence current and/or zero-sequence admittance to the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Klaus Winter, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10273319
    Abstract: A catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins may include a first solid catalytic component and a second solid catalytic component. The first solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The second solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The first solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a Xylene Solubles (XS) value of greater than 2 wt %; and the second solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a XS value of less than 2 wt %. The second catalytic component may act as an external electron donor during use, and embodiments herein do not require use of any additional external electron donors to control polymerization and reliably vary the properties of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter