Patents by Inventor Christoph Potakowskyj

Christoph Potakowskyj 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: 20190339521
    Abstract: A combiner positioning system for a head-up display includes a carrier and a locking element. The carrier supports a combiner for the head-up display, and the combiner is movable between a stowed position and a display position. The locking element has an engaged position and a disengaged position. The locking element engages a portion of the carrier in the display position and rigidly holds the carrier in the display position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Potakowskyj, Gottfried Hack
  • Patent number: 10435918
    Abstract: A container is disclosed that has a housing and a lid. The lid has a planar portion and a latch that is freely movable parallel to the planar portion of the lid. The latch has a retention feature and a first reference surface that is perpendicular to the planar portion of the lid. There is a latch mechanism coupled to the housing that has an engagement element configured to engage the retention feature of the latch and a first alignment feature having a first alignment surface. The first alignment feature is configured to laterally displace the latch in a first direction such that the first reference surface aligns with the first alignment surface when the lid is brought together with the housing with the fastener laterally displaced away from the engagement element in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dean Weber, Christoph Potakowskyj, Johannes Pollhammer
  • Patent number: 10394026
    Abstract: A combiner positioning system for a head-up display includes a carrier and a locking element. The carrier supports a combiner for the head-up display, and the combiner is movable between a stowed position and a display position. The locking element has an engaged position and a disengaged position. The locking element engages a portion of the carrier in the display position and rigidly holds the carrier in the display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Potakowskyj, Gottfried Hack
  • Publication number: 20190212559
    Abstract: A combiner positioning system for a head-up display, the system including a combiner for the head-up display, where the combiner is movable between a stowed position and a display position, positioning means built to move the combiner from the stowed position into the display position, and actuation means built to disengage locking means. The positioning means includes spring means built to move the combiner from the stowed position into the display position by means of a spring force in case the locking means are disengaged, and the combiner is built to be moved manually from the display position into the stowed position, where in the stowed position the combiner is built to lock into place by engaging the locking means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Potakowskyj, Martin Haupt, Johannes Zeleny, Gottfried Hack, Roman Jiricka
  • Publication number: 20180346207
    Abstract: A preload mechanism for a memory alloy wire actuator is disclosed that includes a rotating element configured to rotate about a pivot. The rotating element has a first contact point that is configured to couple to the memory alloy wire actuator such that contraction of the memory alloy wire actuator displaces the first contact point such that the rotating element rotates from a first position to a second position. The preload mechanism also includes a bias element with a first end that is coupled to a second contact point of the rotating element and a second end configured to be pinned relative to the pivot. The bias element has a line of action extending from the second end through the first end. The line of action has an offset distance that is the minimum distance between the line of action and the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: FRANK DEAN WEBER, CHRISTOPH POTAKOWSKYJ, ERNST BAYER
  • Patent number: 10029829
    Abstract: A preload mechanism for a memory alloy wire actuator is disclosed that includes a rotating element configured to rotate about a pivot. The rotating element has a first contact point that is configured to couple to the memory alloy wire actuator such that contraction of the memory alloy wire actuator displaces the first contact point such that the rotating element rotates from a first position to a second position. The preload mechanism also includes a bias element with a first end that is coupled to a second contact point of the rotating element and a second end configured to be pinned relative to the pivot. The bias element has a line of action extending from the second end through the first end. The line of action has an offset distance that is the minimum distance between the line of action and the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dean Weber, Christoph Potakowskyj, Ernst Bayer
  • Patent number: 9864196
    Abstract: A head-up display system includes housing, a combiner to display information in an operating position and a cover to protect the combiner. The combiner moves between the operating position and a storage position. The cover moves between an open position and a closed position to protect the combiner in its storage position with the cover in its closed position. The system includes a drive to move the cover between its open and closed positions. The drive includes a main lever and a support lever that is pivoted with a moving end to the main lever and with a fixed end to the housing. The main lever is pivoted with a cover end to the cover and with a driver end to a rotational drive to drive an essential linear movement of the cover end of the main lever during the movement of the cover between its open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: Henricus Marie Ruyten, Christoph Potakowskyj
  • Publication number: 20170052371
    Abstract: A combiner positioning system for a head-up display includes a carrier and a locking element. The carrier supports a combiner for the head-up display, and the combiner is movable between a stowed position and a display position. The locking element has an engaged position and a disengaged position. The locking element engages a portion of the carrier in the display position and rigidly holds the carrier in the display position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Potakowskyj, Gottfried Hack
  • Patent number: 9500864
    Abstract: A combiner positioning system for a head-up display includes a carrier and a locking element. The carrier supports a combiner for the head-up display, and the combiner is movable between a stowed position and a display position. The locking element has an engaged position and a disengaged position. The locking element engages a portion of the carrier in the display position and rigidly holds the carrier in the display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: JABIL CIRCUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Christoph Potakowskyj, Gottfried Hack
  • Publication number: 20160102481
    Abstract: A container is disclosed that has a housing and a lid. The lid has a planar portion and a latch that is freely movable parallel to the planar portion of the lid. The latch has a retention feature and a first reference surface that is perpendicular to the planar portion of the lid. There is a latch mechanism coupled to the housing that has an engagement element configured to engage the retention feature of the latch and a first alignment feature having a first alignment surface. The first alignment feature is configured to laterally displace the latch in a first direction such that the first reference surface aligns with the first alignment surface when the lid is brought together with the housing with the fastener laterally displaced away from the engagement element in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Dean WEBER, Christoph POTAKOWSKYJ, Johannes POLLHAMMER
  • Patent number: 9243427
    Abstract: A container is disclosed that has a housing and a lid. The lid has a planar portion and a latch that is freely movable parallel to the planar portion of the lid. The latch has a retention feature and a first reference surface that is perpendicular to the planar portion of the lid. There is a latch mechanism coupled to the housing that has an engagement element configured to engage the retention feature of the latch and a first alignment feature having a first alignment surface. The first alignment feature is configured to laterally displace the latch in a first direction such that the first reference surface aligns with the first alignment surface when the lid is brought together with the housing with the fastener laterally displaced away from the engagement element in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dean Weber, Christoph Potakowskyj, Johannes Pollhammer
  • Publication number: 20150362732
    Abstract: A head-up display system includes housing, a combiner to display information in an operating position and a cover to protect the combiner. The combiner moves between the operating position and a storage position. The cover moves between an open position and a closed position to protect the combiner in its storage position with the cover in its closed position. The system includes a drive to move the cover between its open and closed positions. The drive includes a main lever and a support lever that is pivoted with a moving end to the main lever and with a fixed end to the housing. The main lever is pivoted with a cover end to the cover and with a driver end to a rotational drive to drive an essential linear movement of the cover end of the main lever during the movement of the cover between its open and closed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    Inventors: Henricus Marie Ruyten, Christoph Potakowskyj
  • Publication number: 20150362731
    Abstract: The invention relates to a head-up display system comprising a housing, a combiner to display information in an operating position and a cover to protect the combiner, wherein the combiner is movable between the operating position and a storage position and wherein the cover is movable between an open position and a closed position to protect the combiner in its storage position with the cover in its closed position wherein the head-up display system comprises a rotational drive mechanism that comprises a motor that drives a motor driven gearwheel that comprises a curved guiding member on its end face to guide a driver pin along a curve which driver pin engages with the combiner to move the combiner between its operating position and its storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: JABIL CIRCUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Gottfried Hack, Christoph Potakowskyj
  • Patent number: 9188780
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a head-up display system (1) for usage in automobiles, comprising a protective housing (2) and a combiner positioning device (3) to pivotably and/or slidably guide a foldable combiner (4) between a folded-in storage position (S) and a folded-out operating position (O). In case of an accident when an external compression force (F) that impacts on the combiner (4) and/or the combiner positioning device exceeds a specified limit, at least one predetermined breaking point (10) of a breakable bearing connection of the combiner positioning device (3) with rigid bearing components (7, 11) of the head-up display system (1) breaks in a controlled manner, whereby the combiner positioning device (3) as well as the combiner (4) are folded substantially downwards (D) into the protective housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    Inventor: Christoph Potakowskyj
  • Publication number: 20150175321
    Abstract: A preload mechanism for a memory alloy wire actuator is disclosed that includes a rotating element configured to rotate about a pivot. The rotating element has a first contact point that is configured to couple to the memory alloy wire actuator such that contraction of the memory alloy wire actuator displaces the first contact point such that the rotating element rotates from a first position to a second position. The preload mechanism also includes a bias element with a first end that is coupled to a second contact point of the rotating element and a second end configured to be pinned relative to the pivot. The bias element has a line of action extending from the second end through the first end. The line of action has an offset distance that is the minimum distance between the line of action and the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: FRANK DEAN WEBER, CHRISTOPH POTAKOWSKYJ, ERNST BAYER
  • Patent number: 8974641
    Abstract: A preload mechanism for a memory alloy wire actuator is disclosed that includes a rotating element configured to rotate about a pivot. The rotating element has a first contact point that is configured to couple to the memory alloy wire actuator such that contraction of the memory alloy wire actuator displaces the first contact point such that the rotating element rotates from a first position to a second position. The preload mechanism also includes a bias element with a first end that is coupled to a second contact point of the rotating element and a second end configured to be pinned relative to the pivot. The bias element has a line of action extending from the second end through the first end. The line of action has an offset distance that is the minimum distance between the line of action and the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dean Weber, Christoph Potakowskyj, Ernst Bayer
  • Publication number: 20150043082
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a head-up display system (1) for usage in automobiles, comprising a protective housing (2) and a combiner positioning device (3) to pivotably and/or slidably guide a foldable combiner (4) between a folded-in storage position (S) and a folded-out operating position (O). In case of an accident when an external compression force (F) that impacts on the combiner (4) and/or the combiner positioning device exceeds a specified limit, at least one predetermined breaking point (10) of a breakable bearing connection of the combiner positioning device (3) with rigid bearing components (7, 11) of the head-up display system (1) breaks in a controlled manner, whereby the combiner positioning device (3) as well as the combiner (4) are folded substantially downwards (D) into the protective housing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    Inventor: Christoph Potakowskyj
  • Patent number: 8749889
    Abstract: A head up display (HUD) system includes a housing, a display assembly, and a mechanical guide system. The housing contains optical and electronic components that support a head up display function. The display assembly is captured by the housing. The display assembly has a display element for conveying head-up display information and a carrier that structurally supports the display element. The mechanical guide system moves and guide the display assembly to an in-use position, a storage position, and a service position. When in the service position, the display assembly is removable from the housing without disassembly of the housing. When not in said service position, the display assembly can be movable between an in-use position (in which the display element is substantially exposed outside the housing but is physically secured by the housing) and a storage position (in which the display assembly is substantially enclosed and protected by the housing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Potakowskyj, Henricus Marie Ruyten, Alois Huber, Peter Landbauer
  • Patent number: 8376478
    Abstract: A container is described. The container includes a receptacle, lid, and fastener. The receptacle includes a latch. The lid is coupled to the receptacle and moves between an open and a closed position. The fastener is coupled to the lid and fastens the lid to the receptacle. The fastener includes first, second, third, and fourth portions. The first portion is coupled to the lid and extends along a first axis that is perpendicular to a plane of the lid when the lid is in the closed position. The second portion is coupled to the first portion and extends along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. The third portion is coupled to the second portion and extends along an axis that is parallel to the first axis. The fourth portion is coupled to the third portion and includes a contact member that couples to the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dean Weber, Christoph Potakowskyj, Johannes Pollhammer
  • Publication number: 20120187128
    Abstract: A container is disclosed that has a housing and a lid. The lid has a planar portion and a latch that is freely movable parallel to the planar portion of the lid. The latch has a retention feature and a first reference surface that is perpendicular to the planar portion of the lid. There is a latch mechanism coupled to the housing that has an engagement element configured to engage the retention feature of the latch and a first alignment feature having a first alignment surface. The first alignment feature is configured to laterally displace the latch in a first direction such that the first reference surface aligns with the first alignment surface when the lid is brought together with the housing with the fastener laterally displaced away from the engagement element in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: FRANK DEAN WEBER, Christoph Potakowskyj, Johannes Pollhammer