Patents by Inventor Bernhard Ernst

Bernhard Ernst 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: 10695914
    Abstract: A gripper device (16; 30; 56; 90; 120) which is designed so as to be movable along a movement path, and which serves for grasping and holding a workpiece (70) and for moving the workpiece along the movement path, with at least one first contact section (18; 38; 66) which, to produce an operative pairing with the workpiece that effects the gripping or holding action, can be driven relative to a second contact section (20; 40; 68), which first contact section is assigned actuator means (22; 44; 54; 128), which are designed to exert a drive force in reaction to the application of a magnetic field, and which are composed of a magnetic shape-memory alloy material, wherein the actuator means for magnetic interaction are formed, for the application of a magnetic field, with magnetic field generating means that are static at one position of the movement path (52; 80; 86; 88), and/or with magnetic field generating means that are provided so as to be movable independently of the gripper device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg, Markus Raab, Bernhard Ernst
  • Publication number: 20200165334
    Abstract: An inhibitor of IL-38 is useful for treating and/or preventing cancer in a subject. A pharmaceutical composition can include an inhibitor of IL-38. A method for treating and/or preventing cancer is carried out by administering an inhibitor of IL-38 in a therapeutically effective amount. Another method is useful for identifying an inhibitor of IL-38.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas WEIGERT, Javier MORA, Bernhard BR√úNE, Mateusz PUTYRSKI, Michael John PARNHAM, Andreas ERNST
  • Publication number: 20200037420
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the area coverage of a wireless network and to a lamp to be used to perform this method, having an input for connecting a network having an integrated power supply, a power supply unit for supplying all components of the lamp with an electric power taken from the input, a control unit for controlling the components of the lamp, at least one light source from the power supply unit and controlled by the control unit, a network access point for providing at least one wireless network, which network access point is supplied from the power supply unit and coupled to the network via the input, at least one antenna associated with the network access point, wherein the light source and antenna are arranged and designed such that the radiation characteristics of the light are congruent with the radiation characteristics of the antenna of the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Eschey, Eberhard Hoefflin, Herbert Ernst, Holger Sacher, Bernhard Siessegger
  • Patent number: 10424201
    Abstract: A vehicle assistance device includes a control device for controlling the display of information and a display for displaying the information. When the control device has determined a state of the vehicle and/or a position of the vehicle, the control device takes the determined state of the vehicle and/or the determined position of the vehicle as a basis for providing information for the driver on the display device. When changing between mobility sections in which different information may be of interest to the driver, the vehicle assistance device can provide a driver with the necessary information for each of the mobility sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christopher Roelle, Markus Strassberger, Karl-Ernst Steinberg, Bernhard Niedermaier
  • Publication number: 20170225338
    Abstract: A gripper device (16; 30; 56; 90; 120) which is designed so as to be movable along a movement path, and which serves for grasping and holding a workpiece (70) and for moving the workpiece along the movement path, with at least one first contact section (18; 38; 66) which, to produce an operative pairing with the workpiece that effects the gripping or holding action, can be driven relative to a second contact section (20; 40; 68), which first contact section is assigned actuator means (22; 44; 54; 128), which are designed to exert a drive force in reaction to the application of a magnetic field, and which are composed of a magnetic shape-memory alloy material, wherein the actuator means for magnetic interaction are formed, for the application of a magnetic field, with magnetic field generating means that are static at one position of the movement path (52; 80; 86; 88), and/or with magnetic field generating means that are provided so as to be movable independently of the gripper device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg, Markus Raab, Bernhard Ernst
  • Patent number: 5767053
    Abstract: A method of making a particulate foam control agent comprising 0.001 to 30 parts of silicone antifoam, 45 to 99 parts of a zeolite and 0 to 30 parts of a binder, preferably of a polycarboxylate-type, able to release at least some antifoam from the zeolite in the first 10 minutes of a washing cycle comprises depositing from 0.1 to 500% of the silicone antifoam of an organic surfactant onto the zeolite not later than depositing the silicone antifoam, at least 1 part of surfactant being used per 100 parts of the foam control agent. Also covered are detergent compositions and some foam control agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Dow Corning S. A.
    Inventors: Pierre Andre Georges Gustave Germain, Bernhard Ernst Gold, Jan Sybren Hoogland, Bertrand Louis Julien Lenoble, Mark Prince
  • Patent number: 4936320
    Abstract: The lower-quality leader of a filter rod or cigarette rod is deflected from the path leading from the rod making station to the subdividing station before the rod is severed behind the leader so that the next-following high-quality portion of the rod is free to advance to the subdividing station. The apparatus for separating the leader has a rotary knife which rotates within a guard. The guard carries a U-shaped deflecting unit for the leader and is pivotable with the motor for the knife to and from an operative position in which the leader is deflected and the knife can sever the rod behind the deflected leader. The apparatus further employs a back support which is pivoted against the rod opposite the guard to prop the rod during separation of the leader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Korber AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Steiniger, Peter Grumer, Bernhard Ernst
  • Patent number: 4358768
    Abstract: A radio direction finder for obtaining the bearing of a transmitter with respect to a receiver comprises a multi-element receiving antenna, two separate scanning means coupled to said antenna for simultaneously generating a rightward and a leftward rotating antenna pattern of the same rotating frequency, and two separate receivers having approximately the same group delay. Also included are demodulating means for generating two separate bearing signals of AM or FM-type modulation for the rightward and leftward rotating antenna pattern, respectively, and evaluator and indicator means for obtaining the bearing of a signal received by the antenna from the phases of the two bearing signals and a reference signal. As a result, the radio direction finder provided, being of the most simple structure, permits quick evaluation of the bearing, for instance, during one revolution only of the antenna characteristic, and yet includes no bearing errors caused by delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Ernst, Eckhard Schmengler, Hans Pichl