Patents by Inventor Christoph Latzer

Christoph Latzer 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: 11022205
    Abstract: A transmission module for transmitting torques having a base, a first drive shaft, a second drive shaft parallel thereto, a first output shaft and a second output shaft, both rotatable about a common axis, the axes of the drive shafts are arranged parallel to the axis of the output shafts, a gear unit, where the two drive shafts, the gear unit and the first output shaft are rotatably supported in the base, and the second output shaft is rotatably supported in the first output shaft and the gear unit is designed in such a way that a synchronous rotary movement of the two output shafts can be effected by a rotary movement of the first drive shaft and a relative rotary movement of the two output shafts can be effected by a rotary movement of the second drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Joas Leemann, Christoph Latzer
  • Publication number: 20200200248
    Abstract: A transmission module for transmitting torques having a base, a first drive shaft, a second drive shaft parallel thereto, a first output shaft and a second output shaft, both rotatable about a common axis, the axes of the drive shafts are arranged parallel to the axis of the output shafts, a gear unit, where the two drive shafts, the gear unit and the first output shaft are rotatably supported in the base, and the second output shaft is rotatably supported in the first output shaft and the gear unit is designed in such a way that a synchronous rotary movement of the two output shafts can be effected by a rotary movement of the first drive shaft and a relative rotary movement of the two output shafts can be effected by a rotary movement of the second drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Joas Leemann, Christoph Latzer
  • Patent number: 7513139
    Abstract: The calibration weight arrangement for an electronic balance with a force-transmitting device (1), includes a calibration weight (14) capable of coupling to the force-transmitting device (1). The calibration weight (14) is moved vertically by a transfer mechanism and a drive source to establish and to release the force-transmitting contact between the calibration weight (14) and the force-transmitting device (1). The transfer mechanism has at least one resetting element (22, 37, 38, 40, 43) and a lifting system configured as a knee joint linkage (17, 117, 217). The resetting element (22, 37, 38, 40, 43) and the lifting system work together to arrest and cushion the calibration weight (14) if the balance is shocked, dropped or hit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Dominique Genoud, Christoph Latzer
  • Patent number: 7395689
    Abstract: An electronic balance with a force-transmitting device (1, 101) has a calibration weight arrangement (4, 104). The arrangement includes a calibration weight (3, 103) capable of being coupled to the force-transmitting device (1, 101). It also includes a transfer mechanism and a drive source to effect a guided movement of the calibration weight (3, 103). The drive source has an actuator (16) that cooperates with the transfer mechanism and consists, at least in part, of a shape memory alloy. The actuator (16) moves the calibration weight (3, 103) through a structural change of the shape memory alloy as a result of a temperature change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Dominique Genoud, Christoph Latzer
  • Publication number: 20060196700
    Abstract: An electronic balance with a force-transmitting device (1, 101) has a calibration weight arrangement (4, 104). The arrangement includes a calibration weight (3, 103) capable of being coupled to the force-transmitting device (1, 101). It also includes a transfer mechanism and a drive source to effect a guided movement of the calibration weight (3, 103). The drive source has an actuator (16) that cooperates with the transfer mechanism and consists, at least in part, of a shape memory alloy. The actuator (16) moves the calibration weight (3, 103) through a structural change of the shape memory alloy as a result of a temperature change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo GmbH
    Inventors: Dominique GENOUD, Christoph LATZER
  • Publication number: 20060196703
    Abstract: The calibration weight arrangement for an electronic balance with a force-transmitting device (1), includes a calibration weight (14) capable of coupling to the force-transmitting device (1). The calibration weight (14) is moved vertically by a transfer mechanism and a drive source to establish and to release the force-transmitting contact between the calibration weight (14) and the force-transmitting device (1). The transfer mechanism has at least one resetting element (22, 37, 38, 40, 43) and a lifting system configured as a knee joint linkage (17, 117, 217). The resetting element (22, 37, 38, 40, 43) and the lifting system work together to arrest and cushion the calibration weight (14) if the balance is shocked, dropped or hit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: METTLER-TOLEDO GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique GENOUD, Christoph LATZER