Patents by Inventor Christian Vogel

Christian Vogel 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: 11913583
    Abstract: A coupling for connecting a compressed air source to an air motor, having a housing with a housing channel leading to a compressed air connection and a piston axially adjustable in the housing channel- and force-loaded by a spring element having a piston channel which, when the coupling is connected to the air motor, merges into a connecting channel present in a pin element of the air motor. The piston is adjustable in the direction of the compressed air connection by the pin element against the force applied by the spring element. The spring element runs between the compressed air connection and the compressed air connection side area of the piston. Radial openings extend from the compressed air connection side area of the piston channel. An exhaust air channel connected to the air motor extends in the wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: AIR-TEC-VOGEL GMBH, FREUND MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jörg Vogel, Christian Scheer
  • Publication number: 20240053067
    Abstract: A regenerator for a magnetic heat exchanger is provided. The regenerator comprises a housing having a chamber, an inlet and outlet for a working medium, and a chamber volume V. At least one magnetocalorically active component is arranged in the chamber between the inlet and the outlet and has at least one inner flow channel with a hydraulic diameter dhyd. The volume of the chamber not occupied by the magnetocalorically active component provides at least one bypass flow channel, both the inlet and the outlet being reached from the at least one bypass flow channel, and this bypass flow channel having a hydraulic diameter D, where D>dhyd. The at least one inner flow channel of the magnetocalorically active component is in flow communication with the bypass flow channel. The magnetocalorically active component and the at least one bypass flow channel are arranged parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Matthias Katter, Alexander BARCZA, Hugo Abdiel VIEYRA VILLEGAS, Kilian BARTHOLOMÉ, Lena Maria MAIER, Patrick CORHAN, Manuel NÄHER, Christian VOGEL
  • Patent number: 11310887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for securing a safety area around at least one automatically operating machine (3), comprising an illuminating marking (4; 5) of the safety area and/or a boundary of the safety area, a sensor-based monitoring device for detecting a breach of the safety area, and a control device (1) for controlling the machine (3), for defining the safety area, for controlling a shape, structure and/or a location of the illuminating marking, and for changing the operating state of the machine (3) or the light source (6, 7) in a manner which is dependent on a detection of a breach of the safety area by way of the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Norbert Elkmann, Christian Vogel, Markus Fritzsche
  • Patent number: 11179407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to L-arabino-oligosaccharides, in particular synthetically produced L-arabino-oligosaccharides and their uses for the prophylaxis of allergic reactions in mammals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM BORSTEL LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FÜR MEDIZIN UND BIOWISSENSHAFTEN, UNIVERSITÄT ROSTOCK, RUHR-UNIVERSITÄT BOCHUM
    Inventors: Marcus Peters, Otto Holst, Christian Vogel, Alice Voss
  • Patent number: 10891487
    Abstract: The application relates to an appliance (1) for creating and monitoring a safety area (2) in a working space (3). The suggested appliance (1) comprises a recording device (4). The recording device (4) is configured to record images in a monitoring area (8) which encompasses the safety area (2). The appliance (1) further comprises an illumination device (5) which is configured to project lines or patterns which define the safety area (2), into the working space (3). Furthermore, the appliance (1) comprises an evaluation device (9) which is configured to evaluate the images which are recorded by the recording device (4), with respect to a violation of the safety area (2). The illumination device (5) is configured to project a temporally coded sequence (11, 11?, 11?, 11??, 11???) of the lines (6) or patterns into the working space (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Geselleschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Norbert Elkmann, Christoph Walter, Christian Vogel
  • Publication number: 20200306279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to L-arabino-oligosaccharides, in particular synthetically produced L-arabino-oligosaccharides and their uses for the prophylaxis of allergic reactions in mammals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Marcus PETERS, Otto HOLST, Christian VOGEL, Alice VOSS
  • Patent number: 10737119
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to an apparatus and method for commissioning or performing a quality assurance (QA) verification of a radiation therapy (RT) device. The device may comprise: (a) a motorised water phantom; (b) a RT controller configured for obtaining operation parameters of fields, and causing the RT device to emit a beam according to said operations parameters; (c) a QA controller having a memory for storing a measurements plan, the measurements plan including data defining a sequence of fields, and d) a reference radiation detector adapted and positioned for intercepting said radiation beam and for measuring the dose rate of said radiation beam. The reference radiation detector may be substantially transparent to the radiation beam. The QA controller may include an acquisition interface for acquiring and storing the dose rate from the reference radiation detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ion Beam Applications S.A.
    Inventors: Salih Arican, Christian Vogel
  • Publication number: 20200110939
    Abstract: The application relates to an appliance (1) for creating and monitoring a safety area (2) in a working space (3). The suggested appliance (1) comprises a recording device (4). The recording device (4) is configured to record images in a monitoring area (8) which encompasses the safety area (2). The appliance (1) further comprises an illumination device (5) which is configured to project lines or patterns which define the safety area (2), into the working space (3). Furthermore, the appliance (1) comprises an evaluation device (9) which is configured to evaluate the images which are recorded by the recording device (4), with respect to a violation of the safety area (2). The illumination device (5) is configured to project a temporally coded sequence (11, 11?, 11?, 11??, 11???) of the lines (6) or patterns into the working space (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Norbert Elkmann, Christoph Walter, Christian Vogel
  • Publication number: 20190018382
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for securing a safety area around at least one automatically operating machine (3), comprising an illuminating marking (4; 5) of the safety area and/or a boundary of the safety area, a sensor-based monitoring device for detecting a breach of the safety area, and a control device (1) for controlling the machine (3), for defining the safety area, for controlling a shape, structure and/or a location of the illuminating marking, and for changing the operating state of the machine (3) or the light source (6, 7) in a manner which is dependent on a detection of a breach of the safety area by way of the monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Norbert Elkmann, Christian VOGEL, Markus FRITZSCHE
  • Publication number: 20180318609
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to an apparatus and method for commissioning or performing a quality assurance (QA) verification of a radiation therapy (RT) device. The device may comprise: (a) a motorised water phantom; (b) a RT controller configured for obtaining operation parameters of fields, and causing the RT device to emit a beam according to said operations parameters; (c) a QA controller having a memory for storing a measurements plan, the measurements plan including data defining a sequence of fields, and d) a reference radiation detector adapted and positioned for intercepting said radiation beam and for measuring the dose rate of said radiation beam. The reference radiation detector may be substantially transparent to the radiation beam. The QA controller may include an acquisition interface for acquiring and storing the dose rate from the reference radiation detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Ion Beam Applications S.A.
    Inventors: Salih ARICAN, Christian VOGEL
  • Publication number: 20170105423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of lactic acid bacteria strains and compositions comprising these strains for manufacturing cooked meat with improved properties. These strains and compositions are particularly suitable for manufacture of cooked ham, frankfurter sausages and mortadella.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Pascal Fourcassie, Christian Vogel
  • Patent number: 9596451
    Abstract: The Invention relates to a device for monitoring at least one three-dimensional safety area, in particular a region in shared work areas of people and machines, comprising at least one capturing device that is pointed at the safety area and captures images of the safety area, and an analyzing device for analyzing the images that are captured by the capturing device in order to determine whether or not persons or objects have entered the safety area. At least one projector is arranged with respect to the safety area such that said projector projects lines or patterns as modulated light, said lines or patterns defining the safety area. The analyzing device analyzes the images for interruptions and/or changes of the projected lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITÄT MAGDEBURG
    Inventors: Christoph Walter, Christian Vogel, Norbert Elkmann
  • Patent number: 9587520
    Abstract: A novel Rankine cycle system configured to convert waste heat into mechanical and/or electrical energy is provided. In one aspect, the system provided by the present invention comprises a novel configuration of the components of a conventional Rankine cycle system; conduits, ducts, heaters, expanders, heat exchangers, condensers and pumps to provide more efficient energy recovery from a waste heat source. In one aspect, the Rankine cycle system is configured such that an initial waste heat-containing stream is employed to vaporize a first working fluid stream, and a resultant heat depleted waste heat-containing stream and a first portion of an expanded second vaporized working fluid stream are employed to augment heat provided by an expanded first vaporized working fluid stream in the production of a second vaporized working fluid stream. The Rankine cycle system is adapted for the use of supercritical carbon dioxide as the working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pierre Sebastien Huck, Matthew Alexander Lehar, Christian Vogel
  • Patent number: 9382920
    Abstract: The present application provides a wet gas compression system for a wet gas flow having a number of liquid droplets therein. The wet gas compression system may include a pipe, a compressor in communication with the pipe, and a thermoacoustic resonator in communication with the pipe so as to break up the liquid droplets in the wet gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christian Vogel, Vittorio Michelassi, Rene de Nazelle
  • Patent number: 9337821
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of generating a pulse-width modulated signal from an input signal includes calculating a finite number of basis functions of a first pulse-width modulated signal based on the input signal, and forming an electronic output based on the calculated finite number of basis functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Peter Singerl, Christian Vogel
  • Patent number: 9260982
    Abstract: A novel Rankine cycle system configured to convert waste heat into mechanical and/or electrical energy is provided. In one aspect, the system provided by the present invention comprises a novel configuration of the components of a conventional Rankine cycle system; conduits, ducts, heaters, expanders, heat exchangers, condensers and pumps to provide more efficient energy recovery from a waste heat source. In one aspect, the Rankine cycle system is configured such that an initial waste heat-containing stream is employed to vaporize a first working fluid stream, and a resultant heat depleted waste heat-containing stream is employed to aid in the production of a second vaporized working fluid stream. The Rankine cycle system is adapted for the use of supercritical carbon dioxide as the working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Lehar, Pierre Sebastien Huck, Christian Vogel
  • Publication number: 20140352308
    Abstract: A novel Rankine cycle system configured to convert waste heat into mechanical and/or electrical energy is provided. In one aspect, the system provided by the present invention comprises a novel configuration of the components of a conventional Rankine cycle system; conduits, ducts, heaters, expanders, heat exchangers, condensers and pumps to provide more efficient energy recovery from a waste heat source. In one aspect, the Rankine cycle system is configured such that an initial waste heat-containing stream is employed to vaporize a first working fluid stream, and a resultant heat depleted waste heat-containing stream is employed to aid in the production of a second vaporized working fluid stream. The Rankine cycle system is adapted for the use of supercritical carbon dioxide as the working fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Lehar, Pierre Sebastien Huck, Christian Vogel
  • Publication number: 20140352305
    Abstract: A novel Rankine cycle system configured to convert waste heat into mechanical and/or electrical energy is provided. In one aspect, the system provided by the present invention comprises a novel configuration of the components of a conventional Rankine cycle system; conduits, ducts, heaters, expanders, heat exchangers, condensers and pumps to provide more efficient energy recovery from a waste heat source. In one aspect, the Rankine cycle system is configured such that an initial waste heat-containing stream is employed to vaporize a first working fluid stream, and a resultant heat depleted waste heat-containing stream and a first portion of an expanded second vaporized working fluid stream are employed to augment heat provided by an expanded first vaporized working fluid stream in the production of a second vaporized working fluid stream. The Rankine cycle system is adapted for the use of supercritical carbon dioxide as the working fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pierre Sebastien Huck, Matthew Alexander Lehar, Christian Vogel
  • Patent number: 8878622
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of generating a pulse-width modulated signal from an input signal includes calculating a finite number of basis functions of a first pulse-width modulated signal based on the input signal, and forming an electronic output based on the calculated finite number of basis functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Peter Singerl, Christian Vogel
  • Publication number: 20140132363
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of generating a pulse-width modulated signal from an input signal includes calculating a finite number of basis functions of a first pulse-width modulated signal based on the input signal, and forming an electronic output based on the calculated finite number of basis functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Peter Singerl, Christian Vogel