Patents by Inventor Christian Hoffmann

Christian Hoffmann 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: 10503808
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved system for performing intelligent text reduction on text strings for optimal display in a variety of user interface display elements. The system includes a smart text reduction algorithm that can shorten text strings as necessary in response to resizing the user interface or elements therein. The system also includes a design time user interface for application developers (or other users) to design graphical user interfaces in a collaborative workspace. The design time user interface incorporates the smart text reduction algorithm to enable designers to modify user interface display elements and run the text reduction algorithm on any text strings that no longer fit within the modified display elements. The described embodiments can also translate text strings of user interface display elements and can execute the smart text shortening algorithm on the translated text strings accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Michail Vasiltschenko, Ralph Debusmann, Florian Hoffmann, Iuliia Konstantinova, Christian Lieske, Charles Monte
  • Patent number: 10400658
    Abstract: An intelligent sea water cooling system including a first fluid cooling loop coupled to a first side of a heat exchanger and to a thermal load, a second fluid cooling loop coupled to a second side of the heat exchanger, a pump for circulating fluid through the second fluid cooling loop, and a controller connected to the pump. The controller may monitor a temperature in the first fluid cooling loop and may adjust a speed of the pump to keep the temperature within a preferred operating range. If the speed of the pump is reduced to a predefined minimum pressure pump speed, the controller may start a timer t1 having a predefined duration. If the timer t1 expires and the temperature has not increased relative to when the timer t1 was started, the controller may reduce the speed of the pump below the minimum pressure pump speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CIRCOR PUMPS NORTH AMERICA, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Yin, Stefan Werner, Christian Martin, Martin Hoffmann, David McKinstry
  • Patent number: 10405416
    Abstract: A housing for a high voltage tank has a boiler which is open on one side and a circuit board cover which closes the boiler. At least one strain gauge is arranged on or in the circuit board cover such that it is expanded or compressed with a pressure-induced deformation of the circuit board cover. A housing of this type is particularly suited as a high voltage tank for an x-ray emitter. An impermissible pressure in the housing for a high voltage tank can be determined easily and reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Hoffmann, Gerd Moersberger
  • Patent number: 10393222
    Abstract: A centrifugal pendulum having a pendulum flange, a first pendulum mass and a second pendulum mass and a spring arrangement, wherein the first pendulum mass and the second pendulum mass are positioned side-by-side in the circumferential direction, wherein the first pendulum mass is coupled with the pendulum flange by a first slotted guide and the second pendulum mass is coupled with the pendulum flange by a second slotted guide. The first slotted guide guides the first pendulum mass along a first oscillation path and the second slotted guide guides the second pendulum mass along a second oscillation path in an oscillating motion. The spring arrangement at least partially couples the first pendulum mass with the second pendulum mass, wherein at least one of the two pendulum masses has a receptacle. The spring arrangement includes a spring element and a protective device, wherein the protective device is positioned at least partially in the receptacle of the pendulum mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Dinger, Jan Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20190260202
    Abstract: A superconducting current limiter with a bifilar coil winding made of a Tc superconductor (HTS) conductor in a cryostat that includes a solid filler material, where the solid filling material is particularly formed from a granulate, hollow bodies or an open-pored structure and is surrounded by cryogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim HOFFMANN, Jörn GRUNDMANN, Christian SCHACHERER
  • Patent number: 10350742
    Abstract: Percussion unit, especially for a rotary hammer and/or percussion hammer, comprising a control unit which is designed for controlling a pneumatic percussion mechanism. According to the disclosure, the control unit comprises at least one load estimation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Nitsche, Antoine Vandamme, Thomas Winkler, Helge Sprenger, Haris Hamedovic, Wolfgang Fischer, Christian Bertsch, Mario Eduardo Vega Zavala, Ulli Hoffmann, Thilo Henke, Achim Duesselberg
  • Patent number: 10324431
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for monitoring an electromechanical component of an automation system. The method may include acquiring of a mechanical state variable of the electromechanical component, acquiring of an electrical state variable of the electromechanical component, and determining of a state of the electromechanical component based on a multidimensional characteristic line field with a plurality of states of the electromechanical component, wherein the mechanical state variable and the electrical state variable are associated with each state of the electromechanical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Hoffmann, Jens Heinrich, Sebastian Heinrich, Christian Müller
  • Patent number: 10301272
    Abstract: The invention provides modulators for the orphan nuclear receptor RORy and methods for treating RORy mediated diseases by administering these novel RORy modulators to a human or a mammal in need thereof. Specifically, the present invention provides carboxamide or sulfonamide containing cyclic compounds of Formula (1), (1?), (100), (100?), (200) and (200?) and the enantiomers, diastereomers, tautomers, /V-oxides, solvates and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG
    Inventors: Christian Gege, Christoph Steeneck, Olaf Kinzel, Gerald Kleymann, Thomas Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20190132942
    Abstract: A passive on glass (POG) on filter capping apparatus may include an acoustic filter die. The apparatus may further include a capping die electrically coupled to the acoustic filter die. The capping die may include a 3D inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Changhan Hobie YUN, Jonghae KIM, Xiaoju YU, Mario Francisco VELEZ, Wei-Chuan CHEN, Niranjan Sunil MUDAKATTE, Matthew Michael NOWAK, Christian HOFFMANN, Rodrigo PACHER FERNANDES, Manuel HOFER, Peter BAINSCHAB, Edgar SCHMIDHAMMER, Stefan Leopold HATZL
  • Patent number: 10222136
    Abstract: A heat exchanger with multiple cooling circuits includes fins featuring at least two adjacent areas, a first one of the areas arranged in a first row of pipes and a second one of the areas arranged in a second row of pipes. A number of patterns are arranged in each of the areas. The number of patterns is determined by a specified heat transfer performance requirement for each of the areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Christian Hoffmann, Josef Mahdal, Daniel Malovany
  • Patent number: 10217566
    Abstract: A ceramic material for capacitors using multilayer technology of formula (I): Pb(1?1.5a)AaBb(Zr1?xTix)(1?c?d?e?f)CeSicO3+y·PBO wherein A is selected from the group consisting of La, Nd, Y, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb; C is selected from the group consisting of Ni and Cu; and 0<a<0.12, 0.05?x?0.3, 0?c<0.12, 0.001<e<0.12 and 0?y<1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Günter Engel, Michael Schossmann, Markus Koini, Andrea Testino, Christian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10215125
    Abstract: A process of controlling operation in a multi-cylinder engine either during start of operation or low-load conditions is disclosed. The process may include skipping a supply of fuel in a first set of cylinders of the multi-cylinder engine for a pre-defined number of multiple working cycles. The process may further include supplying fuel-air mixture to a second set of cylinders of the multi-cylinder engine for the pre-defined number of multiple working cycles. The process may also include executing combustion of the fuel-air mixture supplied to the second set of cylinders for the pre-defined number of multiple working cycles. In addition the process may include either changing a selection of cylinders included in the first set of cylinders and the second set of cylinders respectively, or switching the supply of fuel, after the pre-defined number of multiple working cycles, from the second set of cylinders to the first set of cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eike Joachim Sixel, Andre Schmidt, Adam Stubbs, Kai Ruschmeyer, Christian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10182229
    Abstract: A device for monitoring the vehicle environment includes: a first sensor for sensing the vehicle environment, the first sensor featuring a first sensing region; a second sensor for sensing the vehicle environment; and an evaluation unit. The second sensor for sensing the vehicle environment is situated within the first sensing region, and a diagnosis of the second sensor is achieved with the aid of the evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Hoffmann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Publication number: 20180341826
    Abstract: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device, the supplemental device comprising: an imaging arrangement configured to capture an image of one or more numbers present on a moveable component of the injection device; and a processor arrangement configured to run a first algorithm to: receive data representing an image; determine the position of at least one number in the image by determining the boundaries of each visible number; select one of the visible numbers to be identified; perform a pattern matching process to identify the value of the selected number; and determine a dose dialled into the injection device using the determined position of the selected one of the at least one visible number in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Allerdings, Christian Hoffmann, Rainer Fischer
  • Patent number: 10043093
    Abstract: A supplemental device (2) for attachment to a pen-type drug injection device, the supplemental device comprising an optical sensor array or camera (25) configured to capture an image of one or more numbers representing dose values on a dose dial sleeve of the injection device, and a processor (24) and memory (240,241) arrangement configured to run an algorithm to receive image data from the sensor/camera and extract the dialed dose value from said image via optical character recognition (OCR). The algorithm is able to determine the set dose value which is at the centre of the image (902), also if the dose scale only comprises integer values in steps of two (see FIG. 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Allerdings, Christian Hoffmann, Rainer Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180206317
    Abstract: A housing for a high voltage tank has a boiler which is open on one side and a circuit board cover which closes the boiler. At least one strain gauge is arranged on or in the circuit board cover such that it is expanded or compressed with a pressure-induced deformation of the circuit board cover. A housing of this type is particularly suited as a high voltage tank for an x-ray emitter. An impermissible pressure in the housing for a high voltage tank can be determined easily and reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN HOFFMANN, GERD MOERSBERGER
  • Publication number: 20180158613
    Abstract: A capacitor arrangement is disclosed. In an embodiment the arrangement includes a ceramic multilayer capacitor including a main body comprising ceramic layers, first electrode layers and second electrode layers arranged there between and a first external contact and a second external contact on mutually opposite side surfaces, wherein the first external contact is electrically conductively connected to the first electrode layers and the second external contact is electrically conductively connected to the second electrode layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Günter Engel, Michael Schossmann, Markus Koini, Andrea Testino, Christian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9967970
    Abstract: The disclosure specifies a circuit arrangement having electronic first components arranged on a circuit board and lying at high-voltage potential. The circuit arrangement includes functionless, electronic second components lying at high-voltage potential, which are arranged on the circuit board adjacent to the electronic first components, and configured to reduce the maximum electrical field strength between the first components and a reference potential and/or between pads of the circuit board and the reference potential. Through the additional, functionless components, the maximum electrical field strength between electronic components at high voltage and at a reference potential will be reduced. The disclosure also specifies a high voltage generation unit and an x-ray generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Beyerlein, Richard Eichhorn, Christian Hoffmann, Norbert Hoffmann, Rashid Karimi
  • Patent number: 9902201
    Abstract: In a method for recognizing a load state and for removing problems that may result from such a load state of a vehicle, measures are provided for recognizing the overall vehicle mass and/or load mass of a vehicle as well as for detecting a non-uniform load of a vehicle, and reaction possibilities are provided for the functionality, impaired by such a load, of a distance sensor situated on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Schneider, Ulrich Klee, Frank Suessenbach, Christian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9905363
    Abstract: A capacitor arrangement includes at least one ceramic multilayer capacitor with a main body having ceramic layers and first and second electrode layers arranged therebetween. The capacitor also has a first external contact and a second external contact on mutually opposite side surfaces. The first external contact is electrically conductively connected to the first electrode layers and the second external contact is electrically conductively connected to the second electrode layers. A contact arrangement includes two metallic contact plates, between which the at least one ceramic multilayer capacitor is arranged. The first and second external contacts are electrically conductively connected in each case to one of the metallic contact plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Günter Engel, Michael Schossmann, Markus Koini, Andrea Testino, Christian Hoffmann