Patents by Inventor Daniel Braendle

Daniel Braendle 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: 20190049282
    Abstract: A sensor array for a potentiometric measurement of a fill level in a container. The sensor array includes an electro-magnetically shielding array whose potential is dependent on a potential of the container, and an oscillator array which generates an AC voltage. The oscillator array is at least partly arranged in the electro-magnetically shielding array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Braendle, Peter Fend
  • Publication number: 20170059357
    Abstract: Indicator instruments (1) have a good readability of a measured value, so that a simple visual checking of the measured value by the user is possible. An electronic angle sensor (17), is integrated into an exiting indicator instruments (1) with a front side (2) viewed indicator (7). The electronic angle sensor (17) includes a sensor unit (39) for the contactless detection of an angular position of the indicator (7). This allows an integration of an existing indicator instrument (1) into a control or regulation circuit for reference to the measured variable and/or the reaching of a preset switching point (30) in the form of a data signal. Good readability of the indicator instrument (1) is not lost and the measuring system is not modified. The angle sensor (17) is mountable on the front side (2) and the sensor unit (39) uses the indicator (7) as a transducer (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Alf ZIPS, Daniel BRÄNDLE, Joachim TIEDEKE
  • Patent number: 6600380
    Abstract: A known oscillator with a 2-terminal coil without a tapping has only a limited dynamic controllability and apart from this is unsuitable for implementation in CMOS technology. The oscillator, first of all is extended by a current mirror. By the addition of the current mirror Q3, Q4 and additional power supply sources, one achieves a greater dynamic controllability and the suitability for implementing it in CMOS technology. By means of the excitation of the oscillating circuit with switched current sources Io, one achieves the proportionality of the oscillation amplitude to Rp and Io. In practice more complicated structures are used for switches and current sources. With this, an additional controllability of the oscillation amplitude independent of the damping of the oscillating circuit is obtained. The method is-used for distance measurement. The additional control of the oscillation amplitude is utilized for the correction of the manufacturing tolerances and of the temperature-dependence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Baumer Electric AG
    Inventors: Walter Guggenbühl, Benjamin Hug, Daniel Brändle