Patents by Inventor Christoph Herrmann

Christoph Herrmann 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: 10889393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a macroblister comprising a flat body, in which are introduced cavities for receiving individual medicament portions, wherein the cavities are filled with individual medicament portions and are sealed with a foil. According to the invention, said macroblister contains a number T of medicament portions, characterized in that T is at least 60 and the flat body has a dimension in the range of 200 mm×200 mm to 1200 mm×1200 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Olaf Stange, Johannes-Walter Höhl, Reiner Diederich, Klaus Dröder, Christoph Herrmann, Franz Dietrich, Philipp Blumenthal, Kai Stühm, Paul Bobka, Christopher Schmidt, Sebastian Thiede
  • Publication number: 20200390413
    Abstract: An image signal processing system (ISP) comprising an input interface (IN) for receiving photon counting projection data acquired by an X-ray imaging apparatus (IA) having a photon counting detector (D). A calibration data memory (CMEM) of the system holds calibration data. The calibration data encodes photon counting data versus path lengths curves for different energy thresholds of i) said detector (D) or ii) of a different detector. At least one of said curves is not one-to-one. A path length convertor (PLC) of the system converts an entry in said photon counting projection data into an associated path length based on said calibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ewald ROESSL, Roger STEADMAN, Christoph HERRMANN, Roland PROKSA
  • Patent number: 10868074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detector module comprising a direct conversion crystal (10) for converting incident photons into electrical signals, said direct conversion crystal having a cathode metallization (100) deposited on a first surface and an anode metallization (101) deposited on a second surface, an integrated circuit (12) in electrical communication with said direct conversion crystal, said integrated circuit having a smaller width than said direct conversion crystal thus forming a recess (120) in width direction at a side surface of the integrated circuit, an interposer (11, 11a) arranged between said direct conversion crystal and said integrated circuit for providing electrical communication there between, wherein said interposer is made as separate element that is glued, soldered or bonded with the anode metallization (101) of said direct conversion crystal facing said integrated circuit, and a multi-lead flex cable (13, 13a, 13b, 13c, 13d) providing a plurality of output paths, said multi-
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Herrmann, Roger Steadman Booker, Amir Livne
  • Patent number: 10809396
    Abstract: An imaging system (100) includes a detector module (114). The detector module includes a block (300) of a plurality of direct conversion photon counting detector pixels (122) and corresponding electronics (124, 604, 606, 132, 134 or 124, 128, 130, 134, 802) with hardware for both high energy resolution imaging mode and high X-ray flux imaging mode connected with the block of the plurality of direct conversion photon counting detector pixels. A method includes identifying a scanning mode for a selected imaging protocol, wherein the scanning modes includes one of a higher energy resolution mode and a higher X-ray flux mode, configuring a detector module, which is configurable for both the higher energy resolution mode and the higher X-ray flux mode, based on the identified scanning mode, performing the scan with the detector module configured for the mode of the selected imaging protocol, and processing scan data from the scan, generating volumetric image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ira Micah Blevis, Roger Steadman Booker, Christoph Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20200311399
    Abstract: A system for recognizing an operating intention at an operating unit that can be actuated manually includes an image capture unit for monitoring a capture region surrounding the operating unit for an entering hand in order to capture it in terms of a positioning of a palm of a hand or of one or a plurality of fingers in relation to the operating unit and to generate corresponding image information. An evaluation unit is provided for comparing the generated image information with at least one image pattern that is characteristic for an operating intention from a pattern memory. In the event of a correspondence that lies within a permitted variation range, a controllable function is enabled on the part of the operating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH WAGNER, PETER HERRMANN
  • Patent number: 10788594
    Abstract: A discriminator (118) includes a set of comparators (120, 2021, 2023, . . . , 202N), a window width generator (124, 214, 2141, . . . , 214N), and a set of reference signal generators (122, 2121, 2122, 2123, . . . , 212N). In response to the discriminator being in a window based spectrum measurement mode, a first reference signal generator for a first comparator generates a reference signal that is supplied to the first comparator and that is added with the window width with a result of the addition supplied to the second comparator. The first comparator compares a peak height of a pulse indicative of an energy of detected radiation with the supplied reference signal and produces a first output indicating which of the peak height or the reference signal is greater. The second comparator compares the peak height with the supplied result of the addition and produces a second output indicating which of the peak height or the result of the addition is greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Christoph Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20200291238
    Abstract: A method for producing pigments comprises the steps of creating a first layer on a substrate, structuring the first layer and detaching the pigments from the substrate. In the present case, the first layer is a crack-forming layer, so that the first layer is structured by the arising of cracks. Prior to detaching the pigments, a pigment layer is applied onto the first layer structured by the cracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Maik Rudolf Johann SCHERER, Kai Herrmann SCHERER, Raphael DEHMEL, Christoph HUNGER
  • Publication number: 20200223304
    Abstract: A method for integrating a high-voltage accumulator having at least one accumulator module into a support structure of a motor vehicle, wherein the following is performed: providing a housing part, which has a base plate and a frame-like edge extending around the base plate; arranging the at least one accumulator module on the housing part and/or on the support structure; arranging the edge of the housing part below and on a frame structure formed of supports of the support structure; and fastening the housing part to the support structure. An accumulator housing for the at least one accumulator module is thus formed. A housing interior of the accumulator housing is delimited by a bottom part of the support structure, which bottom part covers the frame structure toward a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle, and by the housing part and the frame structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ramil BIKMUKHAMETOV, Andreas BURJA, Richard EILETZ, Martin EIS, Thomas HERRMANN, Herwig KERSTAN, Robert LOCH, Siegfried MASSUN, Marcus RAEPPLE, Christoph WARKOTSCH
  • Publication number: 20200183023
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation detector (1), an imaging system and a related method for radiation detection. The detector comprises a direct conversion material (2) for converting x-ray and/or gamma radiation into electron-hole pairs by direct photon-matter interaction. The detector comprises an anode (3) and a cathode (4) arranged on opposite sides of the direct conversion material (2) such that the electrons and holes can respectively be collected by the anode and cathode. The cathode is substantially transparent to infrared radiation. The detector comprises a light guide layer (5) on the cathode at a side of the cathode that is opposite of the direct conversion material, in which the light guide layer is adapted for distributing infrared radiation over the direct conversion material. The detector comprises a reflector layer (6) arranged on the light guide layer (5) at a side opposite of the cathode, in which the reflector layer is adapted for substantially reflecting infrared radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: ROGER STEADMAN BOOKER, CHRISTOPH HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20200124549
    Abstract: A thermal gas sensor for measuring the thermal diffusivity and/or the thermal conductivity of a gas or gas mixture includes a substrate. In the surface of the substrate a trench is formed, as well as at least two conductor structures arranged at a distance from one another on the surface of the substrate. The conductor structures respectively each contain at least two contact sections and a web section connected to the contact sections, the web sections of the conductor structures crossing over the trench at a distance from one another. At least one slot is formed between at least two contact sections of different conductor structures in at least one region of the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: ULF HAMMERSCHMIDT, ANDREAS BENKERT, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KARL HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20200072773
    Abstract: A measurement device ascertains the thermal conductivity of a fluid. The device has a fluid volume holding the fluid, a controller, and a sensor module disposed in the fluid volume. The sensor module has a supporting body and a plurality of sensor wires that extend freely between in each case two contact positions of the supporting body. One of the sensor wires serves as a heat source and is able to be energized for this purpose by the controller. The controller is set up to capture, via at least two of the sensor wires that serve as temperature sensors and are arranged at different distances from the heat source, temperature measurement values that depend on the temperature at the respective temperature sensor, and to ascertain the thermal conductivity in dependence on the temperature measurement values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: ULF HAMMERSCHMIDT, ANDREAS BENKERT, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KARL HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20200064496
    Abstract: A detector includes a first detection layer (1141) and a second detector layer (1142). The first and second detection layers include a first and second scintillator (204, 7041) (216, 7042), a first and second active photosensing region (210, 7081) (220, 7082), a first portion (206, 7261) of a first substrate (208, 7061), and a second portion (218, 7262) of a second substrate (208, 7062). An imaging system (100) includes a radiation source (110), a radiation sensitive detector array (108) comprising a plurality of multi-layer detectors (112), and a reconstructor (118) configured to reconstruct an output of the detector array and produces an image. The detector array includes a first detection layer and a second detector layer with a first and second scintillator, a first and second active photosensing region, a first portion of a first substrate, and a second portion of a second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH HERRMANN, ROGER STEADMAN BOOKER, JAKOB WIJNAND MULDER, MATTHIAS SIMON, JACQUES JULES VAN OEKEL
  • Publication number: 20200064500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pulse shaper (18). The pulse shaper (18) comprises an integrator (19) for generating a pulse having a peak amplitude indicative of the energy of a detected photon, a feedback resistor (22), switchable discharge circuitry (23) for discharging the integrator (19), and a peak detector (24) for detecting the peak of the pulse. The pulse shaper is adapted to start the discharge of the integrator by the switchable discharge circuitry based on the detection of the peak and to connect the feedback resistor in parallel to the integrator during a period of the pulse generation and to disconnect the feedback resistor during another period of the pulse generation. The pulse shaper can be such that the generation of the pulse is substantially unhindered by any noticeable concurrent discharging mechanism while, at the same time, the occurrence of energy pedestals can be efficiently avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: ROGER STEADMAN BOOKER, CHRISTOPH HERRMANN
  • Patent number: 10480641
    Abstract: A system for locking and releasing a shifting position of a shifting element that is hydraulically actuatable by an actuating pressure is provided. The shifting element is arranged coaxially with a transmission shaft. The system includes a stop valve. The stop valve is subjectable to a control pressure that is separate from the actuating pressure of the shifting element. The stop valve is arranged radially inside the shifting element in the transmission housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Josef Haupt, Christoph Margraf, Markus Herrmann, Thilo Schmidt, Ulrich Doerr, Christian Sibla, Stefan Beck, Maik Wiesner, Stefan Brom
  • Patent number: 10470723
    Abstract: The invention relates to an x-ray device (1) for imaging an object (41). A radiation detector (3) of the x-ray device includes detector elements (21) for detecting radiation, each detector element (21) comprising an adjustable sensitive volume, where an x-ray photon entering the sensitive volume produces an electric signal used for generating the image data. Further, the device comprises a control unit (9) configured to control the sensitive volume of at least one of the detector elements (21) in accordance with a geometric structure of the object (41) to be imaged in order to reduce a pile-up effect in the detector element. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for operating the device (1) and to a computer program for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Christoph Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20190280036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detector module comprising a direct conversion crystal (10) for converting incident photons into electrical signals, said direct conversion crystal having a cathode metallization (100) deposited on a first surface and an anode metallization (101) deposited on a second surface, an integrated circuit (12) in electrical communication with said direct conversion crystal, said integrated circuit having a smaller width than said direct conversion crystal thus forming a recess (120) in width direction at a side surface of the integrated circuit, an interposer (11, 11a) arranged between said direct conversion crystal and said integrated circuit for providing electrical communication there between, wherein said interposer is made as separate element that is glued, soldered or bonded with the anode metallization (101) of said direct conversion crystal facing said integrated circuit, and a multi-lead flex cable (13, 13a, 13b, 13c, 13d) providing a plurality of output paths, said multi-
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Koninklijke Phlips N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph HERRMANN, Roger STEADMAN BOOKER, Amir LIVNE
  • Publication number: 20190252973
    Abstract: A control method and a switching device are provided for a separately excited synchronous machine as a drive in a hybrid or electric vehicle. The switching device converts and/or distributes electrical energy within the vehicle, in particular the hybrid or electric vehicle, wherein an asymmetric full bridge is provided, in the bridge branch of which a rotor of an SSM is arranged. Switches are provided in the asymmetric full bridge in order to provide a pulse width modulation corresponding to a desired motor rotational speed and power of the SSM. The device is characterized in that it has a short-circuit branch extending in parallel with the bridge branch of the asymmetric full bridge, by which short-circuit branch the rotor of the SSM is able to be short-circuited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hubert HERRMANN, Michael REITER, Christoph SUDAN
  • Publication number: 20190211137
    Abstract: Polyamide foams which inhibit the spread of fires for filling cavities in mining Polyamide foams which do not propagate fire are obtained by mixing (i) a liquid isocyanate component which comprises at least one polyisocyanate and in which the molar ratio of aromatic isocyanate groups to the sum of aromatic and aliphatic isocyanate groups is at least 60 mol %, with (ii) at least one liquid isocyanate-reactive component which comprises a reactive diluent, and the reactive diluent comprises (a) a chain-extending and/or crosslinking reactive diluent selected from among aliphatic branched C24-66-polycarboxylic acids, alicyclic C24-66-polycarboxylic acids and partial esters of polycarboxylic acids having at least two unesterified carboxyl groups and/or (b) a chain-terminating reactive diluent selected from among aliphatic branched C24-66-monocarboxylic acids, alicyclic C24-66-monocarboxylic acids and partial esters of polycarboxylic acids having one unesterified carboxyl group, and (iii) optionally a solid isocyana
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Burkhard WALTHER, Bernhard FEICHTENSCHLAGER, Christoph HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20190170880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the correction of a detector signal d by superposing the detector signal with a correction signal. For providing a valid correction signal, a sampling pulse Ps is periodically or randomly provided. This sampling pulse serves as the initiator for sampling a process signal p of a process unit (14), which is configured to process the corrected detector signal. During the sampling of the process signal, the process signal is observed. In case a pulse at the process signal is detected, the sampling is assumed as not being suitable to correct the detector signal, since the pulse affects the process signal. Otherwise, namely in case such a process signal pulse does not occur during the sampling period, the process signal is further observed during a validation period, which is subsequently arranged to the sampling period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Roger STEADMAN BOOKER, Christoph HERRMANN, Amir LIVNE
  • Patent number: 10308738
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a plant for performing polymerization, such as the polymerization of ethylene, having a recycle connection with two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel, a process for polymerization and downstream processes, and a plant for polymerization, comprising the following plant components in fluid communication: a) A reactor with an inlet side and an outlet side; b) A recycle connection positioned in fluid communication between the outlet side of the reactor and the inlet side of the reactor; wherein the recycle connection comprises two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Andre-Armand Finette, Andrei Gonioukh, Dieter Littmann, Thomas Herrmann, Georg Groos