Patents by Inventor Christoph Klein

Christoph Klein 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).

  • Publication number: 20200009883
    Abstract: A sheet-fed printing machine contains a printing unit, a drier, and a sheet handling device for transporting or guiding print sheets. The sheet handling device has an opening disposed downstream of the drier in the direction of transport. A humidification device for rehumidifying the print sheets is disposed in such a way that it rehumidifies the print sheets through the opening. The sheet handling device may contain a guide plate or several guide plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH RUPPANER, CLAUDIUS HAAS, MARKUS LEVA, UWE ANGST, ULRICH FELLENBERG, EDMUND KLEIN, ANDREAS BOETTGER, SEBASTIAN WILHELM, PETER HACHMANN
  • Patent number: 10488086
    Abstract: A domestic refrigeration appliance includes an insulated body with a coolable container delimiting a coolable space for food, a refrigerant circuit having a coolant and a compressor for cooling the space, and an electronic control apparatus and an electric drive with a three-phase AC synchronous motor and a control element or inverter for activating the motor. The compressor includes a chamber with an inlet and with an outlet, a piston mounted displaceably within the chamber, a crankshaft and the motor. The motor has a number of pole pairs greater than 1, a stator and a rotor mounted rotatably relative to the stator and coupled to the piston by the crankshaft. During compressor operation, the motor causes the piston to reduce the size of a volume enclosed by the compressor chamber and the piston to compress the coolant. A method for operating a domestic refrigeration appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Paulduro, Tommy Beckmann, Christoph Spiegel, Moritz Klein
  • Publication number: 20190322492
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for modernizing an existing escalator or an existing moving walkway. The method can include removing all the electrical and mechanical parts from the existing framework of the existing escalator or of the existing moving walkway, the existing framework having two framework side parts and a base structure connecting said framework side parts, and the framework side parts being connected to each other by means of cross members disposed at a distance from the base structure; and replacing the existing cross members of the existing framework with new cross members, the two framework side parts of the existing framework being connected to each other in a mutually stabilising manner at least one point at a distance from the base structure of the framework, during replacement of the cross members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Christoph EDER, Eva KARALL, Jürg BURRI, Michael MATHEISL, Walter THIERER, Wolfgang KLEIN, Richard SCHÜTZ
  • Patent number: 10389151
    Abstract: A method for charging a battery comprises: measuring a battery voltage with a voltage sensor and a battery current with a current sensor; applying, with a charging circuit, a first charging current to the battery until the measured battery voltage exceeds a predetermined voltage threshold, a magnitude of the first charging current being held at a first constant value; applying, with the charging circuit, in response to the measured battery voltage exceeding the predetermined voltage threshold, a second charging current to the battery until a cutoff criterion is satisfied, a magnitude of the second charging current being such that the battery voltage exceeds a steady state voltage limit for the battery; after the cutoff criterion is satisfied, determining a rest voltage of the battery; and updating the cutoff criterion based on a difference between the determined rest voltage and a target rest voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nikhil Ravi, Anantharaman Subbaraman, Reinhardt Klein, Ashish Krupadanam, Anahita MirTabatabaei, Gerd Simon Schmidt, Christoph Klee
  • Patent number: 10330693
    Abstract: A cartridge for dispensing fluid is presented. The cartridge comprises a valve. The valve comprises a pumping chamber for pumping the fluid. The valve positions a pumping chamber conduit. The pumping chamber conduit is connected to the pumping chamber. The cartridge further comprises a plunger for changing the volume of the pumping chamber. The cartridge further comprises a reservoir conduit for connecting the reservoir with the valve. The valve positions the pumping chamber conduit to connect with the reservoir conduit. The cartridge further comprises an outlet conduit for dispensing the fluid. The valve further rotates the pumping chamber conduit to connect with the outlet conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Boehm, Peter Kupser, Norbert Oranth, Juergen Spinke, Thorsten Brueckner, Timo Klein
  • Patent number: 10308094
    Abstract: A heating and air conditioning device includes a warm air path that leads through a heat exchanger to a mixing chamber and to outlets of the heating and air conditioning device, and a cold air path that leads from the evaporator to the mixing chamber and the outlets of the heating and air conditioning device. A warm air duct is located at an end of the warm air path and an entrance to the mixing chamber. A cold air duct is located at the end of the cold air path and the entrance to the mixing chamber. One or more openings are formed on one of a side wall of the warm air duct and a side wall of the cold air duct so that air can flow from the cold air path into the warm air duct and from the warm air path into the cold air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Christoph Capellmann, Torsten Klein, Detlef Handwerk, Evzi Duka, Raymond Ambs, Johannes Stausberg
  • Patent number: 10291046
    Abstract: A method for charging a battery comprises: measuring a battery voltage with a voltage sensor and a battery current with a current sensor; applying, with a charging circuit, a first charging current to the battery until the measured battery voltage exceeds a predetermined voltage threshold, a magnitude of the first charging current being held at a first constant value; applying, with the charging circuit, in response to the measured battery voltage exceeding the predetermined voltage threshold, a second charging current to the battery until a cutoff criterion is satisfied, a magnitude of the second charging current being such that the battery voltage exceeds a steady state voltage limit for the battery; after the cutoff criterion is satisfied, determining a rest voltage of the battery; and updating the cutoff criterion based on a difference between the determined rest voltage and a target rest voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nikhil Ravi, Anantharaman Subbaraman, Reinhardt Klein, Ashish Krupadanam, Anahita MirTabatabaei, Gerd Simon Schmidt, Christoph Klee
  • Patent number: 10273538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel method of error-free sequencing of DNA. Further, the present invention provides for a four-part oligonucleotide, comprising a fixed sequence, a randomized sequence, a restriction nuclease recognition site and/or restriction site, and a primer binding site. The invention also relates to the use of the sequenced DNA fragments obtained by the methods of the invention in methods for DNA sequence analysis, generation of cell lineage trees or assessment of copy numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Stefan Kirsch, Zbigniew Tadeusz Czyz, Urs Lahrmann
  • Publication number: 20190071126
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driver assistance system to support or automate the transverse control of a vehicle by applying a steering torque to an electrically assisted steering system. The driver assistance system is configured to determine a target value for a course curvature of a movement path of the vehicle, which the transverse control is based through a calculation of a Bézier curve. The calculation uses images of a traffic lane, recorded via a camera, located in front of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas GIERSIEFER, Jens DORNHEGE, Patrick GLET, Christoph KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20190062845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for diagnosing, staging and treating cancer, in particular melanoma. In particular, the present invention provides methods for determining the stage/type of a cancerous disease, comprising detecting somatic alterations of the DNA of one or more disseminated cancer cells (DCCs), obtained after homing to a distant organ, such as lymph node; and determining the somatic evolution of the DCC(s) based on the detected somatic alterations, wherein the somatic evolution is indicative of the stage/type of the cancerous disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph KLEIN, Sebastian SCHEITLER, Melanie WERNER-KLEIN, Martin HOFFMANN, Isabelle HODAK
  • Publication number: 20180319424
    Abstract: A method for generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) adapted to a present driving situation (PDS) of a motor vehicle using an active steering assistance system (SAS), including ascertaining the present driving situation (PDS); classifying the ascertained present driving situation (PDS) into at least one of a group of driving situation categories (DSC); and generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) using the active steering assistance system (SAS). Wherein the amount and/or a time profile of the auxiliary steering torque (AST) depends on the classification of the present driving situation (PDS) into one of the driving situation categories (DSC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Giersiefer, Patrick Glet, Christoph Klein
  • Patent number: 10010915
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal strip (1) by casting and rolling, wherein first a slab (3) is cast in a caster (2) by dispensing metal from a mold (4), wherein the slab (3) is deflected from the vertical direction to the horizontal direction in the region of a strand guide (5), wherein the slab (3) is then tempered in a furnace (6), wherein the slab (3) is rolled in a rolling train (7) after the furnace (6) and wherein the slab (3) is processed either in discontinuous batch operation or in continuous or semi-continuous operation in dependence on a specified manner of operation. According to the invention, in order to create optimal process conditions for all desired operating modes, the slab (3) to be rolled or the metal strip (1) being rolled is subjected to heating in the region of the rolling train (7) at least between two roll stands (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) by means of an inductor (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SMS Group GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Christian Bilgen, Christian Klinkenberg, Michael Pander, Luc Neumann, Dieter Rosenthal, Cosimo Andreas Cecere
  • Patent number: 9778644
    Abstract: A method for control of a drive for a tool or workpiece uses pilot control and a device with a control apparatus, the pilot control taking place depending on a frequency of movement. At least one of a frequency component of the reference value, a spectrum of the reference value, and a part thereof is used as the frequency of movement. At least one pilot factor is determined depending on the frequency of movement, and the at least one determined pilot factor, multiplied with a pilot value that corresponds to or is a derivative of the reference variable is used for pilot control. In this way, a contouring error can be advantageously reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Schneider GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Christoph Klein
  • Publication number: 20160348164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel method of error-free sequencing of DNA. Further, the present invention provides for a four-part oligonucleotide, comprising a fixed sequence, a randomized sequence, a restriction nuclease recognition site and/or restriction site, and a primer binding site. The invention also relates to the use of the sequenced DNA fragments obtained by the methods of the invention in methods for DNA sequence analysis, generation of cell lineage trees or assessment of copy numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph KLEIN, Stefan KIRSCH, Zbigniew Tadeusz CZYZ, Urs LAHRMANN
  • Publication number: 20160067753
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal strip (1) by casting and rolling, wherein first a slab (3) is cast in a caster (2) by dispensing metal from a mold (4), wherein the slab (3) is deflected from the vertical direction to the horizontal direction in the region of a strand guide (5), wherein the slab (3) is then tempered in a furnace (6), wherein the slab (3) is rolled in a rolling train (7) after the furnace (6) and wherein the slab (3) is processed either in discontinuous batch operation or in continuous or semi-continuous operation in dependence on a specified manner of operation. According to the invention, in order to create optimal process conditions for all desired operating modes, the slab (3) to be rolled or the metal strip (1) being rolled is subjected to heating in the region of the rolling train (7) at least between two roll stands (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) by means of an inductor (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Christian Bilgen, Christian Klinkenberg, Michael Pander, Luc Neumann, Dieter Rosenthal, Cosimo Andreas Cecere
  • Patent number: 8734601
    Abstract: A method for hot rolling a metal strip or metal sheet, wherein 1.a) the slab or the strip or sheet is subjected in a first step to one or more reshaping actions in a hot rolling mill for producing a uniform, fine, recrystallised austenite structure and 2) the slab or the strip or sheet is then subjected in a second step to cooling for producing a fine-grain structure. The slab or the strip or sheet is subjected to heating between at least two roll stands of the hot rolling mill during performance of the step 1.a). The roll stands are arranged to follow one another in a rolling direction and in each of which the slab or the strip or sheet is subjected to reshaping. A heater for heating the rolling stock is arranged between at least two of the roll stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Klinkenberg, Christian Bilgen, Dieter Rosenthal, Christoph Klein
  • Publication number: 20140039665
    Abstract: A method for control of a drive for a tool or workpiece uses pilot control and a device with a control apparatus, the pilot control taking place depending on a frequency of movement which corresponds to a reference variable. In this way, a contouring error can be advantageously reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Schneider GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Christoph Klein
  • Patent number: 8578749
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of flying changing of working rolls in continuous casting and rolling installations and hot strip rolling mills, in particular in continuous hot strip rolling mills, wherein for exchange of working rolls by opening a rolling stand, those are disengaged from a to be rolled hot strip. According to the invention a regulated strip tension that can substitute the tension of the open rolling stand, is applied to the to-be-rolled hot strip with at least one hold-down roller that is introduced in a rolling line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Frank Benfer, Ernst Windhaus
  • Publication number: 20130263634
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolling mill for producing metal strips, preferably steel for tubes and/or thin strip, in which the temperature control can be influenced between the finish stands Fi and Fi+1 using a rapid heating device (induction heater), characterized in that the distance between the stands Fi and Fi+1, between which a rapid heating device is arranged, is 5 to 25 m, and in addition to an induction heater, a roller flattening unit (for example, roller leveler 14), and/or shears 8, and/or a driving roller pair 12, and/or a descaling sprayer 15 are arranged as additional units between the two stands. The roll stand Fi and/or regions in front of the roll stand Fi further comprise actuators for influencing the strip warping and/or strip ski-up/-down at the strip head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Juergen Seidel, Christoph Klein
  • Patent number: 8408035
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for the production of hot-rolled strip silicon-alloy steel for further processing into grain-oriented sheets, such as electrical sheets, wherein a cast product, in this case a thin slab, for example, with a maximum thickness of 120 mm, is subjected to thermal pretreatment and to a subsequent rolling process on a hot-rolling line to set a desired recrystallization state. The invention proposes an intake temperature (Tin) of the cast product (2) into the hot-rolling line (9a or 9b) of at least 1200° C., and preferably in excess of 1250° C., which should be controlled during pretreatment by adding at least one preheating stage (3) and one intensive heating stage (6) to ensure the final rolling temperature (TFR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Ingo Schuster, Christoph Klein, Mario Sucker, Heribert Neifer