Patents by Inventor Arnd Kessler

Arnd Kessler 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: 20220002932
    Abstract: Among other things, a procedure is revealed which comprises the following: Detecting one or more pieces of air humidity information indicative of a relative humidity within a treatment room of an air-conducting domestic appliance, wherein the one or more pieces of air humidity information are detected by means of at least one air humidity sensor; and determining drying information indicative of a time of an end of a drying process performed by the air-conducting domestic appliance, wherein the drying information is determined based on the one or more pieces of air humidity information. Also disclosed are a device for executing and/or controlling this process, a system with one or more devices for executing and/or controlling this process and a computer program for executing and/or controlling this process by a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, LARS ZUECHNER, ROBERT RUIZ HERNANDEZ, SLAVOLJUB BARACKOV, THOMAS JUCKEL
  • Publication number: 20220000329
    Abstract: A method for removing stains, in particular tea stains, during a cleaning cycle of a household appliance, such as a dishwashing machine. The cleaning cycle comprises at least a main wash cycle. A cleaning agent is released during the main wash cycle when the temperature inside the household appliance during the main wash cycle exceeds a predetermined temperature threshold, the threshold being higher than about 40° C., for example higher than about 55° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, ANNETTE DIETRICH, THOMAS JUCKEL, THORSTEN BASTIGKEIT, THOMAS DOERING
  • Patent number: 11186935
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates in particular to a device comprising a flushing device (10) and a sensor device (20), wherein the flushing device (10) is designed to receive or contain a cleaning agent, and wherein the flushing device (10) and the sensor device (20) are or can be integrated into a cleaning device (1). According to the present disclosure, the sensor device (20) is designed to determine a quantity information that is representative of the amount of cleaning agent filled into the flushing device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210348088
    Abstract: A cleaning agent product form, having, separated from one another in a packaging unit, a) a liquid phosphate-free cleaning agent preparation A, containing a1) builder; and/or b) a liquid phosphate-free cleaning agent preparation B, containing b1) at least 5 wt. % of at least one cleaning-active enzyme preparation, and c) optionally a liquid cleaning agent preparation C, containing c1) an acidifying agent, c2) a glass corrosion inhibitor, wherein a mechanism for storing active ingredient composition is located in and/or on the packaging unit, which storing mechanism includes at least one membrane and an active ingredient composition having at least one fragrance D. The cleaning agent product form being a cleaning agent reservoir for i) a dosing device integrated immovably in the interior of a dishwasher or ii) a movable dosing device positioned in the interior of a dishwasher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thomas Doering, Robert Ruiz Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20210324307
    Abstract: A cleaning agent containing at least one enzyme-containing preparation and at least one builder-containing preparation, the preparations being separate from one another in a packaging form, and an active ingredient composition having at least one carrier material and at least one active ingredient C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Doering, Brigitte Kempen, Arnd Kessler
  • Publication number: 20210295416
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, among other things, a method carried out by at least one device, said method including determining (410) information identifying an article (310, 320, 330); and ordering or triggering an order (450) of the article (310, 320, 330) at least partially based on the determined information identifying the article (310, 320, 330).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Patent number: 11125736
    Abstract: The present disclosure especially relates to a method, carried out by one or more devices, said method comprising: non-destructively determining structural information that is characteristic of at least part of the structure of a textile (202); ascertaining at least one treatment parameter of the textile (202) at least partly on the basis of said structural information; and outputting or initiating output of the at least one treatment parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210287267
    Abstract: A method is provided for monitoring a supply of a cleaning agent. The method includes performing a check of whether the supply of the cleaning agent is likely to be used up. The check is based, at least in part, on quantity information which is representative of an amount of the cleaning agent in a user's supply and on consumption information which is indicative of the user's expected consumption behavior with respect to the cleaning agent. Further, a device is provided for performing the method for monitoring the supply of the cleaning agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd KESSLER, Christian NITSCH, Lars ZÜCHNER, Georg WAWER, Alexander MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20210277566
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and to a textile piece device which allows storing and/or monitoring the load on a textile piece during one or more treatment cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210277565
    Abstract: A method for determining a cleaning strategy for a soiled textile is provided. The method includes obtaining intensity information representative of a spectral image resulting from soiling of a textile. Further, the method includes determining at least one output variable that is dependent on the composition of the soiling on the basis of the intensity information. Also, the method includes outputting or triggering the output of the at least one output variable. Also provided are corresponding devices for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Patent number: 11091904
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method carried out by a sensor device arranged in and/or on a toilet bowl. The method includes the steps of detecting, by a sensor of the sensor device, at least one first environmental parameter in an environment of the sensor device with the first environmental parameter being characteristic of a cleanliness of the toilet bowl, and determining and/or effecting the determination of an item of control information by the sensor device at least partly depending on the detected first environmental parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Tatiana Schymitzek, Lars Zuechner, Alexander Mueller, Georg Wawer, Nadine Goetz, Rudolf Lessmann
  • Patent number: 11071435
    Abstract: A system for dosing substances such as cleaning and/or care agents is disclosed. The system includes a dosing device, at least one energy source, a control unit, a sensor unit, and at least two cartridges for respectively accommodating at least one of the cleaning and/or care agents. The at least two cartridges are capable of being coupled to the dosing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thomas Weber, Johannes Zipfel, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Nadine Franke, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210204791
    Abstract: Among other things, a method is disclosed which includes the following: acquiring at least one set of acceleration data indicative of a progression of measured acceleration values; determining status data indicative of a process step within a cleaning program performed by a dishwasher; outputting or causing the output of the determined status data. Further revealed is a device for executing and/or controlling this method, a system with one or more devices for executing and/or controlling this method and a computer program for executing and/or controlling this method by employing a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, LARS ZUECHNER, ROBERT RUIZ HERNANDEZ, THOMAS JUCKEL, WOLFGANG WICK
  • Publication number: 20210189631
    Abstract: A method and device for dispensing a fragrance composition in a household appliance during a cleaning cycle. The device is disposed inside the appliance and includes a first compartment with a detergent, and a second compartment with a fragrance composition. A change in a position of the device in the appliance triggers dispensing of a portion of the fragrance into the appliance. The device can contain computer instructions for carrying out the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, INGO HARDACKER, SLAVOLJUB BARACKOV, ANDREAS BAUER, FRANK PESSEL
  • Publication number: 20210176085
    Abstract: In particular, a system for the control and/or adjustment of one or several household appliances is disclosed, the system comprising: at least one household appliance; at least one interface device installed in a household, which provides an interface for communication; and at least one server, which provides a service; wherein the at least one household appliance is at least partially controllable and/or adjustable via the at least one interface device and/or via the at least one server. Furthermore, a method for controlling and/or adjusting one or several household appliances, and a device for executing the present method are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, LARS ZUECHNER, ROBERT RUIZ HERNANDEZ
  • Publication number: 20210169304
    Abstract: Among other things, a method is disclosed which comprises the following: acquiring at least one set of acceleration data indicative of a progression of measured acceleration values; determining at least one set of evaluation data at least partially based on the acquired acceleration data, wherein determining the evaluation data comprises determining whether one or more characteristic actions have been performed by a user, and if so, performing the following: storing an action data representing the one or more actions that is included in the determined evaluation data or is at least a part of the determined evaluation data; and outputting or causing the output of the determined evaluation data. A device for executing and/or controlling this method, a system with one or more devices for executing and/or controlling this method and a computer program for executing and/or controlling this method by a processor are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, LARS ZUECHNER, ROBERT RUIZ HERNANDEZ, THOMAS JUCKEL, WOLFGANG WICK
  • Patent number: 11021826
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates inter alia to a method which is carried out by at least one device, the method comprising: illuminating (510) at least some of the items of laundry which are located in a laundry container (302) of a washing machine (300) and are to be subjected to a washing process; determining (520) color information indicative of one or more colors of at least some of the illuminated items of laundry (320) which are located in the laundry container (302) of the washing machine (300); and checking (530), at least partially based upon the determined color information, whether a potentially undesirable item of laundry (322) is located in the laundry container (302) of the washing machine (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210148033
    Abstract: In particular, a method performed by one or more devices is disclosed, the method comprising: obtaining a first intensity information item (210) representative of a spectral image (208) resulting from an soiling (202, 302) of a textile (200, 304); obtaining a second intensity information item (212, 214) representative of a spectral image (216) characteristic of at least one property of at least one part of the textile (200, 304); determining at least one treatment parameter, wherein the determination of the treatment parameter takes place dependent both on the composition of the soiling (202, 302) from the first intensity information item (210) and on the at least one property of at least the part of the textile (200, 304) from the second Intensity information item (212, 214); and outputting or triggering an outputting of the at least one treatment parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, LARS ZUECHNER, PETER SCHMIEDEL, CHRISTINA ROELEKE
  • Patent number: 10955823
    Abstract: A method for the dosing of cleaning agents in cleaning machines includes the steps: receiving the control information items; wherein the control information items are dependent on an information item about a cleaning machine; determining the progress of a cleaning operation; dosing of cleaning agent depending on the received control information items and the determined progress of the cleaning operation; wherein the information item about the cleaning machine can be manually input via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thomas Weber, Johannes Zipfel, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Nadine Franke, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller, Thomas Juckel, Clemens Arth
  • Publication number: 20210040667
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising inter alia a method comprising: acquiring at least one set of sensor data, wherein the at least one set of sensor data is acquired from at least one sensor; determining evaluation data indicative of a condition of a treatment chamber of a household appliance, wherein the evaluation data is determined based at least in part on the acquired set of sensor data; and outputting or causing the output of the determined evaluation data. Furthermore, a device for executing and/or controlling this method, a system with several devices for controlling and/or executing this method and a computer program for executing and/or controlling this method are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, LARS ZUECHNER, ROBERT RUIZ HERNANDEZ, INGO HARDACKER