Patents by Inventor Christian Nitsch

Christian Nitsch 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: 11186935
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates in particular to a device comprising a flushing device (10) and a sensor device (20), wherein the flushing device (10) is designed to receive or contain a cleaning agent, and wherein the flushing device (10) and the sensor device (20) are or can be integrated into a cleaning device (1). According to the present disclosure, the sensor device (20) is designed to determine a quantity information that is representative of the amount of cleaning agent filled into the flushing device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210295416
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, among other things, a method carried out by at least one device, said method including determining (410) information identifying an article (310, 320, 330); and ordering or triggering an order (450) of the article (310, 320, 330) at least partially based on the determined information identifying the article (310, 320, 330).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Patent number: 11125736
    Abstract: The present disclosure especially relates to a method, carried out by one or more devices, said method comprising: non-destructively determining structural information that is characteristic of at least part of the structure of a textile (202); ascertaining at least one treatment parameter of the textile (202) at least partly on the basis of said structural information; and outputting or initiating output of the at least one treatment parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210287267
    Abstract: A method is provided for monitoring a supply of a cleaning agent. The method includes performing a check of whether the supply of the cleaning agent is likely to be used up. The check is based, at least in part, on quantity information which is representative of an amount of the cleaning agent in a user's supply and on consumption information which is indicative of the user's expected consumption behavior with respect to the cleaning agent. Further, a device is provided for performing the method for monitoring the supply of the cleaning agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd KESSLER, Christian NITSCH, Lars ZÜCHNER, Georg WAWER, Alexander MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20210277565
    Abstract: A method for determining a cleaning strategy for a soiled textile is provided. The method includes obtaining intensity information representative of a spectral image resulting from soiling of a textile. Further, the method includes determining at least one output variable that is dependent on the composition of the soiling on the basis of the intensity information. Also, the method includes outputting or triggering the output of the at least one output variable. Also provided are corresponding devices for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210277566
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and to a textile piece device which allows storing and/or monitoring the load on a textile piece during one or more treatment cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Patent number: 11071435
    Abstract: A system for dosing substances such as cleaning and/or care agents is disclosed. The system includes a dosing device, at least one energy source, a control unit, a sensor unit, and at least two cartridges for respectively accommodating at least one of the cleaning and/or care agents. The at least two cartridges are capable of being coupled to the dosing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thomas Weber, Johannes Zipfel, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Nadine Franke, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Patent number: 11021826
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates inter alia to a method which is carried out by at least one device, the method comprising: illuminating (510) at least some of the items of laundry which are located in a laundry container (302) of a washing machine (300) and are to be subjected to a washing process; determining (520) color information indicative of one or more colors of at least some of the illuminated items of laundry (320) which are located in the laundry container (302) of the washing machine (300); and checking (530), at least partially based upon the determined color information, whether a potentially undesirable item of laundry (322) is located in the laundry container (302) of the washing machine (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Patent number: 10955823
    Abstract: A method for the dosing of cleaning agents in cleaning machines includes the steps: receiving the control information items; wherein the control information items are dependent on an information item about a cleaning machine; determining the progress of a cleaning operation; dosing of cleaning agent depending on the received control information items and the determined progress of the cleaning operation; wherein the information item about the cleaning machine can be manually input via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thomas Weber, Johannes Zipfel, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Nadine Franke, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller, Thomas Juckel, Clemens Arth
  • Publication number: 20200216995
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for washing laundry of a laundry load, in particular in a washing drum (B2), carried out by at least one device (100, 200). In one example, the method includes generating steam and applying the steam to the laundry of the laundry load; producing a microemulsion by employing a detergent composition; and washing the laundry of the laundry load using a first wash liquor based on the microemulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, ANNA KLEMMER, PETER SCHMIEDEL, THOMAS JUCKEL, CHRISTIAN NITSCH
  • Publication number: 20200113405
    Abstract: A method for the dosing of cleaning agents in cleaning machines, including the steps: receiving control information items, wherein the control information items are dependent on information about a cleaning machine; determining the progress of a cleaning operation; dosing of cleaning agent depending on the received control information items and the determined progress of the cleaning operation; wherein the information about the cleaning machine can be determined via a sensor-based automatic recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, THOMAS WEBER, JOHANNES ZIPFEL, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, NADINE FRANKE, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER, CLEMENS ARTH
  • Publication number: 20200069146
    Abstract: A system for dosing substances such as cleaning and/or care agents is disclosed. The system includes a dosing device, at least one energy source, a control unit, a sensor unit, and at least two cartridges for respectively accommodating at least one of the cleaning and/or care agents. The at least two cartridges are capable of being coupled to the dosing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, THOMAS WEBER, JOHANNES ZIPFEL, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, NADINE FRANKE, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20200069834
    Abstract: A method for fragrancing and/or deodorizing a cleaning appliance is disclosed. The method involves capturing first information or obtaining captured first information indicative of an odor load in the interior of the cleaning appliance, producing fragrancing and/or deodorizing information based at least in part on the captured or obtained first information or outputting the captured first information in order to produce fragrancing and/or deodorizing information of this type, and initiating fragrancing and/or deodorization by employing at least one actuator for releasing a fragrancing and/or deodorizing agent based on the fragrancing and/or deodorizing information produced. A corresponding dosing device, a device for carrying out and/or controlling the method, and a system with one or more devices for carrying out and/or controlling the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, THOMAS WEBER, JOHANNES ZIPFEL, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, NADINE FRANKE, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER, WOLFGANG WICK
  • Publication number: 20200063323
    Abstract: A retrofittable sensor unit for controlling a dosing device of a cleaning machine includes an acquisition module having at least one sensor for capturing measurement variables, at least one monitoring unit for determining a current degree of soiling of articles for cleaning on the basis of the captured measurement variables, a communication unit configured to communicate with at least one dosing device, in particular to transmit a dosing command to at least one dosing device depending on the current degree of soiling of the articles for cleaning. The retrofittable sensor unit can be arranged separately from the dosing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER, CLEMENS ARTH
  • Publication number: 20200063320
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more devices is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a geometry information item representative of a spatial location of a plurality of points of a surface of a textile (52), determining at least one treatment parameter for treating the textile (52) at least partially based on a geometry information item, and outputting or triggering an output of the at least one treatment parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER, CLEMENS ARTH
  • Publication number: 20200050215
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring position information and/or orientation information from at least two cleaning machines with the position information and/or the orientation information being indicative of a position and/or orientation of the at least two cleaning machines in an area to be cleaned and/or cared for, acquiring soiling information indicative of a location or area that is to be cleaned and/or cared for within the area to be cleaned or cared for, determining control information based at least partially on the acquired position information and/or orientation information and on the acquired soiling information, and outputting or triggering of an output of the control information thereby determined. A corresponding device and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, ALEXANDER MUELLER, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDRA VASSILEVA, CLEMENS ARTH
  • Publication number: 20200002874
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more devices includes determining an information item indicative of at least one parameter affecting the treatment of a textile with the information item being detected by an information carrier of the textile (220) and/or a cleaning device (230), or a cleaning agent (210) and the textile (220), or the cleaning agent (210) and the cleaning device, or the cleaning agent (210) and the textile (220) and the cleaning device and the information carrier comprises a package, a label, an NFC chip or a combination thereof, determining at least one treatment parameter of the textile based at least in part on the determined information item, and outputting or triggering the outputting of the at least one determined treatment parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER, CLEMENS ARTH
  • Publication number: 20190387952
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method including capturing and/or obtaining a reservoir information item at a dispensing module for a detergent and/or cleaning agent, with the reservoir information item representative of at least one property of a reservoir for the detergent and/or cleaning agent, an application specification for the detergent and/or cleaning agent contained in the reservoir, and/or a property of the detergent and/or cleaning agent contained in the reservoir, and the reservoir is connected or connectable to the dispensing module. The method further includes determining and/or causing the determination of a dispensing control information item depending at least in part on the reservoir information item, with the dispensing control information item configured to at least partly control the dispensing of the detergent and/or cleaning agent by the dispensing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, THOMAS WEBER, JOHANNES ZIPFEL, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, NADINE FRANKE, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER
  • Patent number: 10513675
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous washing liquor in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a liquid phase which contains a microemulsion, and to a textile washing method using said type of washing liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Michael Dreja, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Benoit Luneau, Reinhard Strey, Anna Klemmer, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Nicole Bode, Iwona Spill
  • Publication number: 20190352586
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous washing liquor in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a liquid phase which contains a microemulsion, and to a textile washing method using said type of washing liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Michael Dreja, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Benoit Luneau, Reinhard Strey, Anna Klemmer, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Nicole Bode, Iwona Spill