Christian Gassner 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).
Abstract: A method and a system for determining the position of an elevator car of an elevator system, which car is arranged for travel in an elevator hoistway, includes equipping the elevator car with an acceleration sensor that registers acceleration data in a computing unit, calculation by the computing unit of the current position and/or of the velocity of the elevator car, and equipping the elevator system with an image-recording unit, which unit records recorded images of the elevator hoistway. The computing unit compares the recorded images with current mapping images of the elevator hoistway to determine an image-based current position of the elevator car. Finally, the computing unit undertakes a recalibration of the current position using the image-based current position.
December 2, 2015
Date of Patent:
February 4, 2020
Astrid Sonnenmoser, Christian Studer, Klaus Zahn, André Rüegg, Johannes Gassner
Abstract: A linear actuator comprises a housing, inside which a spindle assembly, a push rod assembly driven by the spindle assembly, a limit switch for limiting stroke of the push rod assembly, and a motor for driving the spindle assembly are mounted. A connecting seat is disposed on the circuit board for centralizing connection terminals. The motor is electrically connected to the connection terminals. The housing is provided with a plug-in window aligned to the connecting seat. An electric plug of the linear actuator passes through the plug-in window and is plugged into the connecting seat. The electric plug and the housing are fastened together via a mounting component.
Abstract: An actuator (100) which comprises a motor (1), a housing (2) which wraps a periphery of the motor (1), a drive mechanism (3) of which one end is provided with a push rod assembly (34); under the function of the motor (1), the push rod assembly (34) moves forward; wherein, a returning spring (4) is arranged along external sides of the housing (2) and the drive mechanism (3), and the two ends of the returning spring (4) are respectively connected at the housing (2) and the push rod assembly (34); under the force of the returning spring (4), the push rod assembly (34) moves backward to an initial position of the push rod assembly. The actuator is simple in structure and has self-returning function.
Abstract: An actuator includes: a motor; a housing, the housing at least partially covering the motor; a slide guide, wherein one end of the slide guide extends into the housing and another end of the slide guide extends outside of the housing; and a slide guide fastener disposed between the slide guide and the housing, the slide guide fastener comprising a limiting part and a matching part, wherein the limiting part is configured to engage with the slide guide and to be interchangeable with other limiting parts corresponding to other slide guide shapes, and wherein the matching part is configured to engage with the housing and does not need to be changed to accommodate different slide guide shapes.
Abstract: Herein is reported a method for determining the binding of an antibody, which comprises a first binding site specifically binding to a first antigen and a second binding site specifically binding to a second antigen, to said first and said second antigen, wherein the method comprises the steps of capturing the antibody on a solid phase using a capture reagent specifically binding to a constant domain of the antibody, incubating the captured antibody with the first or the second antigen to form a captured antibody-antigen complex and determining a first binding signal, either i) incubating the captured antibody-antigen complex with the antigen not used for the formation of the captured antibody-antigen complex to form a captured antibody-antigen-antigen complex and determining a second binding signal, or ii) regenerating the surface, capturing the antibody on a solid phase using a capture reagent specifically binding to a constant domain of the antibody, incubating the captured antibody with the antigen not us
March 27, 2019
October 17, 2019
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
Christian Gassner, Wolfgang Meschendoerfer, Joerg Moelleken
Abstract: A power adapter, comprising an adapter body, a power cord and a snap-fitting cover, the adapter body is provided with a socket, the power cord is provided with a plug plugged in and connected with the socket, and the snap-fitting cover includes the snap-fitting portion and the fixing portion, the fixing portion is movably connected to the end of the adapter body, the snap-fitting portion is provided with a groove which is shapely matched with the plug, and a groove is snap-fitted to the outer side of the plug. The snap-fitting cover is connected with the plug and the adapter body at the same time to retain the plug and the adapter body, and the plug is not easily disengaged from the socket of the adapter body under the external forces, thereby making the use of the power adapter more stable and reliable.
Abstract: A slider for an actuator, the slider comprises a driving plate that moves under a driving force of a driving unit of the actuator, and a linkage lever channel arranged in the driving plate. A sliding track channel is disposed inside the driving plate, and the slider is sleeved on a sliding track of the actuator through the sliding track channel. When the slider moves along the sliding track of the actuator, a component to be driven is driven to move together. The slider for the actuator of the application has simple assembly process, convenient and quick assembly method, and can be applied to connecting different kinds of components to be driven to meet different user's requirements.
Abstract: A control system for cinema seats and a method for controlling cinema seats, including: a plurality of seats; and an actuation device, configured for driving each of the seats to be folded or unfolded. The control system for cinema seats further includes: a control signal transmitter; control signal receivers, configured to be arranged corresponding to one or more of the seats; the control signal transmitter is configured to communicatively connect with each of the control signal receivers, the control signal receiver is electrically connected to one or more of the actuation devices, and each of the control signal receivers can retain a used record of the actuation device, and each of the control signal receivers receives a control signal from the control signal transmitter to control one or more of the actuation devices to drive one or more of the seats to be folded or unfolded.
Abstract: A connecting cable and a driving system are provided. The connecting cable comprises a main cable, a plurality of sub-branch cables and a plurality of protecting members, wherein the main cable is arranged with a first terminal at one end, and an end of each of the sub-branch cables is connected with the main cable, respectively; the other end of the main cable and the other end of each of the sub-branch cables are respectively arranged with a second terminal having a plug interface, and each protecting member respectively encloses each joint between each sub-branch cables and the main cable and is fixedly arranged at the joint. When supplying driving circuits for a plurality of actuators by means of the connecting cable, the plurality of actuators can be respectively connected through plug interfaces to one connecting cable.
Abstract: Herein are reported humanized anti-IL-1beta antibodies that are humanized variants of the murine anti-IL-1beta antibody H34. A specific humanized antibody comprises (a) a HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 25, (b) a HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 27, and (c) a HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 28.
May 9, 2017
Date of Patent:
July 9, 2019
Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.
Stefan Dengl, Peter Michael Huelsmann, Christian Gassner, Sebastian Breuer, Olaf Mundigl, Guy Georges, Ralf Schumacher, Guido Hartmann, Sabine Gruener
Abstract: Provided is a slider having a driving plate and driving plate head cover for connecting a driving unit to a steel pipe. The diving plate and its head cover connect around the circumference of a steel pipe by way of one or more screws passing through one or more threaded pathways in the driving plate, through corresponding threaded pathways in its cover, and through corresponding holes in the steel pipe; a further threaded pathway in the driving plate connects to the driving unit. In embodiments, the driving plate is configured with sliding channels which engage with the protrusions of the driving plate head cover. In certain embodiments, the driving unit may be connected in perpendicular orientation to the one or more screws, and one or more pathways, that connect the driving plate and its cover to the steel pipe.
Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of electric signal transmission and conversion devices, in particular to a novel embedded external power supply controller, comprising a base assembly, a cover body and a press-button, wherein the base assembly comprises a signal converter, the cover body is provided with an accommodation through cavity, the cover body is shielded outside the base assembly, the signal converter is received in the accommodation through cavity, the press-button is movably latched in the accommodation through cavity and abuts against a trigger terminal of the signal converter, an outer wall of the cover body protrudes and extends to form a plurality of stop ribs for reinforcing bonding force between the cover body and external components. In this way, it is ensured that the novel embedded external power controller and external device is stably fitted without impairing the use efficiency.
Abstract: A hanger for holding a power adapter, the hanger comprises a hanging plate for fixed connection with an external object, and two side plates connected to the hanging plate and extending in the same direction at the two side edges of the hanging plate respectively, the two side plates are oppositely disposed, and the hanging plate and the two side plates are collectively enclosed to form an accommodating space for accommodating the power adapter; the two side plates are respectively provided with convex portions on the surface facing the accommodating space to form a strip-shaped clasping portion press-fitted with the power adapter, and surfaces of the two side plates are respectively provided with a concave portion corresponding to the position of the strip-shaped clasping portion facing away from the accommodating space. Which makes the power adapter safe to be use and has a long service life.
Abstract: A hanger for holding a power adapter, wherein the hanger comprising a hanging plate and two first side plates and a second side plate extending from the three side edges of the hanging plate in the same direction, the two first side plates are oppositely disposed, and the two first side plates, the second side plate and the hanging plate collectively enclose an accommodating space which is open at an end surface of the hanger to form an opening; the free edges of the two first side plates are respectively connected with a baffle, and the two baffles are extended toward each other; a groove is formed between the baffle and the hanging plate for the power adapter sliding in; the first side plate is provided with an elastic buckle in the groove for buckling with the power adapter. Which is safe to use and has a long service life.
Abstract: Herein is reported a method for determining the binding affinity of the binding sites of a bivalent full length antibody of the human IgG1 subclass to a homo-multimeric antigen comprising the steps of i) incubating a mixture comprising the antibody and a polypeptide that is derived from lysine-gingipain of porphyromonas gingivalis at a pH of from pH 7.5 to pH 8.5, in the presence of a reducing agent, at a temperature of from 30° C. to 42° C., for time of from 10 min. to 240 min. to cleave the antibody into Fabs and Fc-region, and ii) determining the binding affinity of the Fabs of the antibody for its antigen using a surface plasmon resonance method by directly applying the incubated reaction mixture obtained in the previous step in the surface plasmon resonance method and therewith determining the binding affinity of the binding sites of the bivalent full length antibody of the human IgG1 subclass.
June 8, 2018
January 17, 2019
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
Michael MOLHOJ, Christian GASSNER, Joerg MOELLEKEN, Manuel ENDESFELDER