Patents by Inventor Bernd Fischer

Bernd Fischer 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: 20190317319
    Abstract: A communication device for a vehicle which can transmit information in the form of light signals to other road users, wherein the communication device has at least one light source from which light emerges when operating the communication device, and controllable light influencer which selectively deflect or reflect or shade at least a portion of the light emanating from the at least one light source such that the at least one portion of the light exits the communication device as a light signal, or wherein the communication device comprises an array of light sources that can selectively generate light that at least partially emerges as a light signal from the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Bernd FISCHER, Marc KAUP, Alexander KLARIUS, Benjamin WILLEKE, Jan-Henning WILLRODT
  • Publication number: 20190309922
    Abstract: A light source, specifically an LED or laser diode with a light-emitting surface from which light can be emitted during operation of the light source. An optical element made of transparent material is provided, into which the light emitted by the surface can be beamed. The optical element is molded onto at least one surface formed on the light source using a molding method. A gap is formed between the light-emitting surface and optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Fischer, Marc Kaup, Tilman Maucher, Ingo Möllers
  • Publication number: 20190298419
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a bone anchoring element having a head, a receiving part having a channel for receiving a rod and an accommodation space for pivotably holding the head, and a pressure member having a pressure exerting surface and a deformable portion with a free end. The deformable portion is adjustable from a first configuration where a first part of the deformable portion is supported at a first axial position relative to the receiving part while a second part of the deformable portion protrudes further radially into the channel than parts of the deformable portion positioned axially above the second part, to a second configuration where the second part of the deformable portion is deformed radially outwardly and the pressure exerting surface is shifted lower axially to exert pressure on the head while the first part of the deformable portion remains supported at the first axial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190301699
    Abstract: A lighting device for vehicles having a light source unit containing a number of light sources, having an optical unit that is arranged in front of the light source unit in the primary direction of emission for generating a predetermined light distribution, wherein the optical unit has a micro-optical array with a multiplicity of micro-optical elements arranged in a matrix, wherein a first subarray of the micro-optical array is designed without optics to form a first partial light distribution with a light/dark boundary and with a luminance maximum in a region close to the light/dark boundary, in that at least a second subarray of the micro-optical array has such micro-optical elements. A second partial light distribution is formed below the first partial light distribution in the vertical direction. The light distribution is formed by superimposing the first partial light distribution and the additional partial light distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Bernd FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20190301696
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for vehicles having a light source unit containing a number of light sources, having an optical unit disposed in front of the light source unit in the main emission direction and containing a number of optical elements for imaging the light source according to a predetermined light distribution, having an additional element containing a cutout for the light source, wherein the additional element is designed as an adjustment screen and the cutout as a screen opening, wherein the adjustment screen extends in a screen plane extending perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical unit between a light input face of the optical unit and a light source plane accommodating the light source, the light source has a contour, extending in the light source plane with light source edges which delimit a light-emitting face of the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Bernd FISCHER, Paul FRIESEN, Joerg SIEME
  • Patent number: 10426520
    Abstract: A coupling device for coupling a bone anchor to a rod includes a receiving part having a longitudinal axis, a channel for receiving a rod, and an accommodation space for holding a head of a bone anchor, a pressure member having a first portion for holding and clamping the head and a deformable portion with a free end, and a locking member. The pressure member is expandable for inserting the head and adjustable to lock the head. When the deformable portion is at a first configuration, the free end of the deformable portion is supported by the receiving part, and at least part of the locking member is movable to exert a force on the deformable portion for adjusting the deformable portion to a second configuration where at least part of the deformable portion is farther away from the longitudinal axis compared to the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Timo Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Bernd Fischer
  • Patent number: 10418637
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grid arrangement for a plate-shaped battery electrode of an electrochemical accumulator comprising a frame and a grid arranged thereon, wherein the frame comprises at least one upper frame element having a connecting lug of the battery electrode disposed on its side facing away from the grid, wherein the grid comprises grid bars respectively surrounding cutouts of the grid, wherein the majority of the grid bars surrounding the cutouts are respectively disposed in a hexagonal arrangement such that the cutout situated in between forms a hexagon, characterized by one, some or all of the following a), b), c), d), e) features): a) the grid arrangement is coated with a pasty active mass on which liquid-absorbing material designed to absorb liquid electrolyte of the accumulator is disposed, b) the size of the hexagonal cutouts increases toward the upper frame element, c) the grid bars of all the hexagonal cutouts have the same width or the same cross-sectional area, d) none of the grid ba
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Autobatterie GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ingo Koch, Bernd Ide, Frank-Thomas Johns, Armin Staffeldt, Andreas Dudenbostel, Dirk Goebbels, Christian Fischer, Juergen Bauer
  • Publication number: 20190274737
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a receiving part with an upper member having a first end, a second end, and a recess at the first end for receiving a rod, and a lower member connectable around the second end of the upper member, and a pressure member positionable in the upper member to exert pressure on a head of a bone anchoring element. The lower member is movable from a first position where the head is pivotable, to a second position closer to the first end of the upper member where an angular position of the head is locked while the recess remains vacant or unobstructed. When the lower member is at the second position, at least part of the lower member is aligned axially with at least part of an end face at the second end of the upper member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Patent number: 10383662
    Abstract: A coupling assembly for coupling a rod to a bone anchoring element is provided, wherein the coupling assembly includes a receiving part having a first end, a second end, a central axis extending through the first end and second end, an accommodation space for accommodating a head of an anchoring element, a bore extending from the accommodation space to the first end, and a recess for receiving a rod. The accommodation space has an opening at the second end sized to permit insertion of a head of the bone anchoring element. The coupling assembly further includes a retainer element configured to be positioned at least partially in the accommodation space and being radially expandable and/or compressible to allow retaining a head inserted through the opening. The retainer element is held in position adjacent the opening by an engagement structure provided at or in the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20190241564
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds of the formula (I) in which the R1, R2a, R2b, R3, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and n radicals are each as defined above, to the use thereof as acaricides and/or insecticides for controlling animal pests and to processes and intermediates for preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ruediger FISCHER, Bernd ALIG, Kerstin ILG, Olga MALSAM, Ulrich GOERGENS, Andreas TURBERG, Jun LI, Sergey ZHERSH, Alexander ARLT
  • Patent number: 10364243
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds of the formula (I) in which the R1, R2a, R2b, R3, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and n radicals are each as defined above, to the use thereof as acaricides and/or insecticides for controlling animal pests and to processes and intermediates for preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Rüdiger Fischer, Bernd Alig, Kerstin Ilg, Olga Malsam, Ulrich Görgens, Andreas Turberg, Jun Li, Sergey Zhersh, Alexander Arlt
  • Patent number: 10335215
    Abstract: A bone screw is provided including a longitudinal core member having a longitudinal axis defining a longitudinal direction and having an outer surface and a helical groove in the outer surface, the groove being defined by opposed sidewalls; and a helical thread body configured to be accommodated in the groove. When the thread body is assembled in the groove of the core member and when the core member is straight, the thread body is configured to abut one opposed sidewall without abutting the other opposed sidewall along a full turn of the thread body, the thread body is configured to slide in the groove between the opposed sidewalls of the helical groove parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a first portion of the thread body that is outside the helical groove has a height greater than a second portion of the thread body that is in the helical groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Bernd Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190184889
    Abstract: A method for detecting misadjustments of a headlamp of a vehicle and to a device for this purpose. It is provided that the vehicle is provided with a detector with which at least one light signal of another road user is detected, and wherein the vehicle is equipped with a control unit with which light signal information of the detector is captured and by means of which adjustment information for correcting the misadjustment of the headlamp is output as a function of the captured light signal information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Mathias DRUEPPEL, David DUHME, Kai EHLERT, Bernd FISCHER, Julien HANSEN, Marc KAUP, Lukas POERTNER, Claas TEBRUEGGE, Benjamin WILLEKE, Jan-Henning WILLRODT
  • Patent number: 10308097
    Abstract: A temperature sensor for measuring the temperature of a surface of the heat exchanger of a motor vehicle air conditioning system. The sensor includes a sensor housing constructed for assembly in an opening of a heat exchanger housing and having a sensor head constructed for thermal contact with a heat exchanger surface. The sensor head is configured to have thermal contact only with the outer ends of cooling ribs of the heat exchanger or only with a thermally conductive plate which connects cooling ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Dienhart, Volker Knoche, Dietmar Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190156844
    Abstract: An audio decoder decodes a bit stream of encoded audio data, which bit stream represents a sequence of audio sample values and includes a plurality of frames, wherein each frame includes associated encoded audio sample values. The audio decoder includes a determiner configured to determine whether a frame of the encoded audio data is a special frame including encoded audio sample values associated with the special frame and additional information, wherein the additional information include encoded audio sample values of a number of frames preceding the special frame, wherein the encoded audio sample values of the preceding frames are encoded using the same codec configuration as the special frame, wherein the number of preceding frames is sufficient to initialize the decoder to be in a position to decode the audio sample values associated with the special frame if the special frame is the first frame upon start-up of the decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel FISCHER, Bernd Czelhan, Max Neuendorf, Nikolaus Rettelbach, Ingo Hofmann, Harald Fuchs, Stefan Doehla, Nikolaus Faerber
  • Patent number: 10285737
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a bone anchoring element having a head, a receiving part having a channel for receiving a rod and an accommodation space for pivotably holding the head, and a pressure member having a pressure exerting surface and a deformable portion with a free end. The deformable portion is adjustable from a first configuration where a first part of the deformable portion is supported at a first axial position relative to the receiving part while a second part of the deformable portion protrudes further radially into the channel than parts of the deformable portion positioned axially above the second part, to a second configuration where the second part of the deformable portion is deformed radially outwardly and the pressure exerting surface is shifted lower axially to exert pressure on the head while the first part of the deformable portion remains supported at the first axial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190106049
    Abstract: A method for controlling the light distribution of a headlamp arrangement of a vehicle. Oncoming traffic is detected by an oncoming traffic detector, and an additional light field is subsequently dynamically superimposed by the control unit with the aid of effector in an area of the travel direction lane, in particular in the area of a right lane marking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Bernd FISCHER, Henrik HESSE, Tobias IRMSCHER, Christian HUESTER, Stefan EBERHARDT
  • Publication number: 20180360498
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device is provided comprising a bone anchoring element having a shank to be anchored in a bone and a head; a receiving part coupled to the shank and configured to pivotably receive the head, and having a channel for receiving a rod and a longitudinal axis; a pressure member configured to be positioned in the receiving part; a locking member insertable into the channel; wherein the pressure member has a deformable portion; and wherein, when the locking member is advanced into the channel in the direction of the longitudinal axis, the locking member in moveable from a position where it contacts the pressure member resulting in a load applied to the pressure member that clamps the head, to a position where the locking member contacts the pressure member such that the deformable portion is deformed and the locking member contacts the rod and clamps the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180274770
    Abstract: A headlight featuring a laser light source and a converter for converting a short-wave laser beam generated by the laser light source into white light. The headlight also includes a light-forming element for creating a beam path using the white light of the laser light source, as well as an IR sensor for measuring the IR radiation generated by the converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Bernd Fischer, Susanne Köhler, Philip Stroop, Benjamin Willeke
  • Publication number: 20180237268
    Abstract: The subject-matter disclosed relates to a power control system (10) for a battery driven elevator; the power control system (10) comprising a DC battery (16) for providing electrical power to an electric motor (24) of the elevator system; and a power controller (22) including a power converter (26), an power inverter (28), and a DC intermediate circuit (30) connected in between the power converter (26) and the power inverter (28); wherein an output of the DC battery (16) is connected to the DC intermediate circuit (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Ismail Agirman, Marvin Dehmlow, Bernd Fischer, Carlo Mezzadri