Patents by Inventor Christian Gerth

Christian Gerth 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: 11512414
    Abstract: A method and a device for the automated transport of weaving accessories is disclosed. A device is provided which has at least one rail and at least one rail carrier. The at least one rail carrier carries the weight of the at least one rail, on which weaving accessories can be movably disposed in the longitudinal direction of the rail. The method is characterized in that the at least one rail carrier is displaced relative to the at least one rail, in the longitudinal direction thereof, in order to move weaving accessories disposed at the rail along the rail in the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GROZ-BECKERT KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Pfeffer, Michael Acker, Karl-Heinz Gesing
  • Publication number: 20220372678
    Abstract: A device for handling weaving accessories, which is provided as a mobile unit, is disclosed herein. The device comprises a holding device for holding a reed, a holding device for holding healds, a holding device for holding drop wires and a holding device for holding a thread sheet. The holding device for holding the reed is provided for picking up a reed disposed movably at the holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Pfeffer, Michael Acker, Karl-Heinz Gesing
  • Publication number: 20220243369
    Abstract: A device and a method for handling weaving accessories is described herein. A first holding element is provided for being moved cyclically between a supply device and a receiving device. The first holding element is disposed at a carrier means. A push-off element for pushing a weaving accessory off the holding element and onto a component of the receiving device is also disposed at the carrier means. The first holding element is preferably provided for performing its cyclic movement in a plane with an axis running at right angles thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Pfeffer, Michael Acker, Karl-Heinz Gesing
  • Publication number: 20220205150
    Abstract: A device and a method for handling weaving accessories are described herein. The device comprises at least one holding element for a weaving accessory. The at least one holding element comprises a contact surface for a weaving accessory. The greater extension of the contact surface defines the longitudinal direction of the holding element and the lesser extension of the contact surface defines the lateral direction of the holding element. The at least one holding element is arranged pivotably around a first axis, which extends at a right angle to the holding element's longitudinal direction. A weaving accessory at the holding element's contact surface can thus be moved from a pick-up position to a drawing-in position by pivoting the holding element around the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Pfeffer, Michael Acker, Karl-Heinz Gesing
  • Publication number: 20220205148
    Abstract: A device and a method for handling of weaving accessories are disclosed. The device has a first holding element and at least one further holding element for weaving accessories. The first holding element and the at least one further holding element are provided for being moved cyclically between a supply device and a receiving device. At least the first holding element is configured to complete at least part of its movement between the supply device and the receiving device while the at least one further holding element remains stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Gesing, Bernd Pfeffer, Stefan Kailer, Michael Acker, Christian Gerth
  • Publication number: 20220205149
    Abstract: A method and a device for the automated transport of weaving accessories is disclosed. A device is provided which has at least one rail and at least one rail carrier. The at least one rail carrier carries the weight of the at least one rail, on which weaving accessories can be movably disposed in the longitudinal direction of the rail. The method is characterized in that the at least one rail carrier is displaced relative to the at least one rail, in the longitudinal direction thereof, in order to move weaving accessories disposed at the rail along the rail in the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Pfeffer, Michael Acker, Karl-Heinz Gesing
  • Patent number: 10535032
    Abstract: Process model merging receives data representative of a first model that models a first process and a second model that models a second process, and determines, based on the data and a predetermined plurality of basic model manipulation operations, atomic differences in the second model relative to the first model. Compound differences are determined in the second model relative to the first model. A user is informed of the atomic differences and the compound differences. The user is allowed to select a set of the plurality of basic model manipulation operations. A modified first model is obtained by applying the selected set of basic model manipulation operations to the first model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sebastian Carbajales, Tak S. Chau, Christian Gerth, Michael Illiger, Jochen M. Kuester, Simon Moser
  • Patent number: 10223651
    Abstract: Changing a business process model involves several aspects: (1) given a set of change operations, dependencies and conflicts are encoded in dependency and conflict matrices; (2) given a change sequence for a process model M, the change sequence is broken up into subsequences such that operations from different subsequences are independent; (3) given a change sequence for a process model V1 and another change sequence for a process model V2, conflicts between operations in the different change sequences are determined; (4) the process structure tree can be used to localize dependency computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining dependencies; and (5) the process structure tree can be used to localize conflict computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining conflicts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jochen M. Kuester, Christian Gerth
  • Patent number: 9959509
    Abstract: Changing a business process model involves several aspects: (1) given a set of change operations, dependencies and conflicts are encoded in dependency and conflict matrices; (2) given a change sequence for a process model M, the change sequence is broken up into subsequences such that operations from different subsequences are independent; (3) given a change sequence for a process model V1 and another change sequence for a process model V2, conflicts between operations in the different change sequences are determined; (4) the process structure tree can be used to localize dependency computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining dependencies; and (5) the process structure tree can be used to localize conflict computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining conflicts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jochen M. Kuester, Christian Gerth
  • Patent number: 9556544
    Abstract: A heddle (10) is provided for weaving strip-shaped warp yarn. Said heddle (10) includes a heddle shaft (12) formed by two shaft parts (13). Said shaft parts (13) are placed on top of each other in a respective end section (15) of the heddle shaft (12) and interconnected. The end eyelets (16) of the heddle (10) are also in said end section (15). To form a yarn eye between both shaft parts (13), two separate warp yarn guiding bodies (20) are placed therebetween. To determine the position of the warp yarn guiding body (20) with respect to the heddle shaft (12), at least one shaft projection (22) is produced by stamping and subsequent bending or embossing each shaft part (13) for each warp yarn guiding body (20). Said shaft projection (22) engages in an associated recess (25) of the warp yarn guiding body (20), and a bonding connection is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: GROZ-BECKERT KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Rainer Grossman, Mario Gusenko
  • Patent number: 9518343
    Abstract: A heddle (1), preferably for the processing of tape-like material, includes at least two bands (2, 3), which form the heddle shaft (24). At least one component (6, 7), which limits a thread eye (8), or one of the two bands (2, 3) has at least one fastening element (9, 10), which connects the component and the band. The two bands (2, 3) make mutual contact above and below the thread eye (8) at joins (13, 14). At least one join (13, 14) is spaced from the thread eye (8) by a distance A, which is, at the most, half as great as the distance (D) between the thread eye (8) and the end loop (17) nearest in each case to the join (13, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Rainer Grossman, Mario Gusenko
  • Publication number: 20150308020
    Abstract: A heddle (10) is provided for weaving strip-shaped warp yarn. Said heddle (10) includes a heddle shaft (12) formed by two shaft parts (13). Said shaft parts (13) are placed on top of each other in a respective end section (15) of the heddle shaft (12) and interconnected. The end eyelets (16) of the heddle (10) are also in said end section (15). To form a yarn eye between both shaft parts (13), two separate warp yarn guiding bodies (20) are placed therebetween. To determine the position of the warp yarn guiding body (20) with respect to the heddle shaft (12), at least one shaft projection (22) is produced by stamping and subsequent bending or embossing each shaft part (13) for each warp yarn guiding body (20). Said shaft projection (22) engages in an associated recess (25) of the warp yarn guiding body (20), and a bonding connection is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Rainer Grossman, Mario Gusenko
  • Publication number: 20150292128
    Abstract: A heddle (1), preferably for the processing of tape-like material, includes at least two bands (2, 3), which form the heddle shaft (24). At least one component (6, 7), which limits a thread eye (8), or one of the two bands (2, 3) has at least one fastening element (9, 10), which connects the component and the band. The two bands (2, 3) make mutual contact above and below the thread eye (8) at joins (13, 14). At least one join (13, 14) is spaced from the thread eye (8) by a distance A, which is, at the most, half as great as the distance (D) between the thread eye (8) and the end loop (17) nearest in each case to the join (13, 14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Rainer Grossman, Mario Gusenko
  • Patent number: 8813791
    Abstract: Guard elements (31) are provided for the corner connectors (16 through 19) of a heald shaft (10) of a shedding unit, the guard elements covering the open space formed between the two legs (26, 27) and thus providing a grip protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Bernd Pfeffer, Ralph Simmack
  • Patent number: 8676627
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for improvement of vertical process merging by reconstruction of equivalent models and hierarchical process merging. Embodiments of the invention include a method for identifying and resolving differences between business process models, the method including receiving a first business process model project, identifying a second business process model project, performing changes to the second business process model project, merging the first and second business process model projects, creating a delta model configured to analyze the differences between the business process model projects, wherein an analysis of the differences between the first and second business process model projects are in the form of low-level changes and auto-applying the low-level changes of the first business process model project to generate a new business process model project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Thomas Gschwind, Jochen M. Kuester
  • Patent number: 8596304
    Abstract: A leno device for use in weaving machines. The leno device having a first lifting shaft, a second lifting shaft and a half shaft. The shafts are connected with each other via a linkage mechanism having several transmission units Each transmission unit having a connecting bar and two guide rods. In order to prevent fingers and or the hand of the operator from being pinched between the connecting bar and one of the levers, the leno device has a separate cover part for each transmission unit. The cover part may be fastened to one of the lifting shafts or to one of the guide rods of the transmission unit, or to the connecting bar. The cover part prevents an operator from being able to reach between the connecting bar and the guide rods in warp thread direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Dietrich
  • Patent number: 8572551
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for production of a difference log in a data processing system. The difference log defines differences between process models defined in system memory. For each of the process models, model structure data provided in memory defines a hierarchy of SESE regions representing the structure of that model. Also provided in memory are model comparison data defining correspondences between elements of the models, and region comparison data defining correspondences between regions of the SESE region hierarchies for the models. The model comparison and region comparison data are analyzed to identify differences between the SESE region hierarchies, and a difference log defining said differences is produced. In preferred systems, the model structure data and the region comparison data are computed for the models, and the difference log has a hierarchical structure corresponding to the structure of the process models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Felix Feger, Christian Gerth, Jochen M. Kuester, Jussi H. Vanhatalo, Hagen Voelzer
  • Patent number: 8458870
    Abstract: A needle (15) for a textile machine, in particular a felting needle or fork needle. A working section (17) extends along a longitudinal axis (16) and has a needle point (18). Adjoining the working section (17) are a lower shank section (20) and an upper shank section (25), both said shank sections extending coaxially with respect to each other along the longitudinal axis (16). Adjoining the upper shank section (25), there is provided a needle foot (30) that has a holding means (32) extending in a straight line in a transverse direction (31) transversely to the longitudinal axis (16). The diameter (E) of the upper shank section (25) is both greater than the diameter (D) of the lower shank section (20) and greater than the mean width of the holding means (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Hans Haussler, Gustav Wizemann, Christian Gerth, Reinhold Eydner
  • Publication number: 20120305124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a leno device for use in weaving machines. The leno device comprises a first lifting shaft, a second lifting shaft and a half shaft. The shafts are connected with each other via a linkage mechanism comprising several transmission units Each transmission unit comprises a connecting bar and two guide rods. In order to prevent fingers and or the hand of the operator from being pinched between the connecting bar and one of the levers, the leno device has a separate cover part for each transmission unit. The cover part may be fastened to one of the lifting shafts or to one of the guide rods of the transmission unit, or to the connecting bar. The cover part prevents an operator from being able to reach between the connecting bar and the guide rods in warp thread direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: GROZ-BECKERT KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20120265582
    Abstract: Changing a business process model involves several aspects: (1) given a set of change operations, dependencies and conflicts are encoded in dependency and conflict matrices; (2) given a change sequence for a process model M, the change sequence is broken up into subsequences such that operations from different subsequences are independent; (3) given a change sequence for a process model V1 and another change sequence for a process model V2, conflicts between operations in the different change sequences are determined; (4) the process structure tree can be used to localize dependency computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining dependencies; and (5) the process structure tree can be used to localize conflict computations, yielding a more efficient approach to determining conflicts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jochen M. Kuester, Christian Gerth