Patents by Inventor Anton Ruttiger

Anton Ruttiger 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: 7482912
    Abstract: An indicating instrument including at least one display unit including display segments that are used to represent a currently engaged gear and a background surrounding the display segments, and a control circuit configured to apply a first signal having a first polarity to the display segments and a second signal having a second polarity opposite to the first polarity to the background such that the display segments and the background have different contrasts to indicate the currently engaged gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Rüttiger, Jürgen Nauth
  • Patent number: 7416331
    Abstract: A measuring device for detecting a humidity and temperature of a window surface including at least one moisture sensor and at least one temperature sensor placed on the window surface, an evaluation unit connected downstream from the moisture and temperature sensors, and a signal converting and linking unit placed between the moisture and temperature sensors and the evaluation unit. Further, when the temperature sensor detects a change in a temperature of the window surface or the moisture sensor detects a change in a moisture of the window surface, a frequency of an oscillator included in the signal and converting unit is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Rüttiger, Markus Peschel
  • Patent number: 7345273
    Abstract: A rotary switch including a control element, a light-emitting device arranged on a printed circuit board and configured to emit light, and at least two receivers arranged on the printed circuit board in correspondence with the light-emitting device and configured to detect switching positions of the rotary switch. Further, the light-emitting device is mounted radially at an outside portion of inside of a hollow cylindrical extension of the control element, and wherein on level with the light-emitting device, the extension includes orifices evenly distributed around a periphery of the extension, and that opposite the light-emitting device, on an exterior side of the extension, the at least two receivers are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Rüttiger, Markus Peschel, Thomas Ofenhitzer
  • Patent number: 7331531
    Abstract: A measuring device for detecting a humidity and temperature of a surface of a glass pane facing an interior of a vehicle. The measuring device includes at least one humidity sensor and at least one temperature sensor jointly arranged on the surface of the glass pane, an evaluation unit connected downstream of the humidity and temperature sensors, and a signal conversion and linking unit arranged between the humidity and temperature sensors and the evaluation unit. Further, the converting and linking unit generates a rectangular wave-shaped signal having at least two different impulse lengths, each impulse length being a measure of a detected humidity and temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Rüttiger, Jürgen Nauth
  • Patent number: 7256385
    Abstract: An indicating instrument including a light guiding system having at least a first and second light guides, a sensor disposed at a first end of the first light guide and configured to receive incident ambient light that has traveled through the first light guide, a light-emitting device disposed at a first end of the second light guide and configured to emit light through the second light guide, and a covering body disposed at a second end of the first and second light guides that is opposite to the first ends. Further, the incident ambient light is incident upon the covering body and travels through the first light guide and is received by the sensor, and the light emitted by the light-emitting unit travels through the second light guide and exits the covering body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: PREH GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Rüttiger, Jürgen Nauth
  • Publication number: 20060216675
    Abstract: An indicating instrument including at least one display unit including display segments that are used to represent a currently engaged gear and a background surrounding the display segments, and a control circuit configured to apply a first signal having a first polarity to the display segments and a second signal having a second polarity opposite to the first polarity to the background such that the display segments and the background have different contrasts to indicate the currently engaged gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Ruttiger, Jurgen Nauth
  • Publication number: 20060208166
    Abstract: An indicating instrument including a light guiding system having at least a first and second light guides, a sensor disposed at a first end of the first light guide and configured to receive incident ambient light that has traveled through the first light guide, a light-emitting device disposed at a first end of the second light guide and configured to emit light through the second light guide, and a covering body disposed at a second end of the first and second light guides that is opposite to the first ends. Further, the incident ambient light is incident upon the covering body and travels through the first light guide and is received by the sensor, and the light emitted by the light-emitting unit travels through the second light guide and exits the covering body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Ruttiger, Jurgen Nauth
  • Publication number: 20060202114
    Abstract: A rotary switch including a control element, a light-emitting device arranged on a printed circuit board and configured to emit light, and at least two receivers arranged on the printed circuit board in correspondence with the light-emitting device and configured to detect switching positions of the rotary switch. Further, the light-emitting device is mounted radially at an outside portion of inside of a hollow cylindrical extension of the control element, and wherein on level with the light-emitting device, the extension includes orifices evenly distributed around a periphery of the extension, and that opposite the light-emitting device, on an exterior side of the extension, the at least two receivers are arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Ruttiger, Markus Peschel, Thomas Ofenhitzer
  • Publication number: 20060203879
    Abstract: A measuring device for detecting a humidity and temperature of a window surface including at least one moisture sensor and at least one temperature sensor placed on the window surface, an evaluation unit connected downstream from the moisture and temperature sensors, and a signal converting and linking unit placed between the moisture and temperature sensors and the evaluation unit. Further, when the temperature sensor detects a change in a temperature of the window surface or the moisture sensor detects a change in a moisture of the window surface, a frequency of an oscillator included in the signal and converting unit is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Ruttiger, Markus Peschel
  • Publication number: 20060202044
    Abstract: A measuring device for detecting a humidity and temperature of a surface of a glass pane facing an interior of a vehicle. The measuring device includes at least one humidity sensor and at least one temperature sensor jointly arranged on the surface of the glass pane, an evaluation unit connected downstream of the humidity and temperature sensors, and a signal conversion and linking unit arranged between the humidity and temperature sensors and the evaluation unit. Further, the converting and linking unit generates a rectangular wave-shaped signal having at least two different impulse lengths, each impulse length being a measure of a detected humidity and temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Ruttiger, Jurgen Nauth
  • Patent number: 4992784
    Abstract: A remote control set is provided for two like or similar devices, each of which is adjustable by remote control independently of the other, for example beds in a room. Normally, each operator controls the functions of his/her device by means of his/her remote control transmitter, and only if necessary will he/she control the functions of the device of the partner. Erroneous operation of the partner's device is thus prevented to the greatest possible extent. For this purpose, a pushbutton switch is provided in each of the two remote control transmitters. When and as long as the pushbutton switch of the one transmitter is actuated, it controls the functions of the receiver of the partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Preh, Elektrofeinmechanische Werke
    Inventor: Anton Ruttiger
  • Patent number: 4208654
    Abstract: A remote control transmitter for transmitting remote control signals which omprise an alternating sequence of two chronologically successive pulses having a first and a second frequency, respectively. The transmitter comprises a plurality of manually-operable command keys for supplying a command signal upon operation, an encoding circuit for supplying the command signal in logic form, a pulse generator having outputs which are the logic inverse of one another, a transmitting circuit for transmitting a signal dependent upon the logic signal supplied at its inputs, and a matrix of coupling points. Each coupling point is connected by a resistance element to a respective encoding circuit output, by a diode of predetermined polarity to a pulse generator output, and to a respective transmitting circuit input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Preh, Electrofeinmechanische Werke, Jakob Preh Nachf GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Alfred Vogt, Bernd Veith, Anton Ruttiger
  • Patent number: 4198620
    Abstract: Apparatus for receiving remote control signals which comprise an alternat sequence of two chronologically successive pulses, the first pulse having a first predetermined frequency and the second pulse having a second frequency manually selected from a predetermined number of frequencies, each of the predetermined number of frequencies representing a command to be carried out. The receiver comprises a signal detector, a signal amplifier and a circuit for decoding the remote control signal into a group signal dependent on the first frequency and a command signal dependent on the second frequency. A controllable gate is provided for gating the command signal from the decoding circuit to a command signal register having a command signal input for each of the commands, and an input for blocking each command signal output. Means coupled to the command signal outputs implement the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Preh, Elektrofeinmechanische Werke, Jakob Preh Nachf GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Alfred Vogt, Bernd Veith, Anton Ruttiger