Patents by Inventor Daniel Reber

Daniel Reber 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: 20200292373
    Abstract: An electromagnetic force-compensation direct measuring system (100) has a load receiver (101), which is connected to a force-compensation device (120) via a power-transmission linkage. The system has a multipart parallel guide mechanism, which has at least two parallel-guiding members (131, 132) spaced apart by the power-transmission linkage. The force-compensation device has at least one permanent magnet (121) and a coil (122) electrically connected to a controllable electrical circuit. At least one parallel-guiding member is electrically integrated in the controllable electrical circuit. The power-transmission linkage is designed as a single-part coil body (110) such that the coil is arranged on the coil body between the parallel-guiding members and is electrically connected to the controllable electrical circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Adrian Birrer, Christoph Lang
  • Publication number: 20200292374
    Abstract: A verification of a pipette results in a release or a warning message. A liquid measuring container (110) receives the pipette liquid volume (VP) to be verified. A loading cell (120) is connected to the liquid measuring container in a force-transmitting manner. The loading cell outputs a measurement signal (ms) corresponding to the weight force (FG) acting thereon. A processing unit (130) detects and processes the measurement signal (ms), determines a first weight force (Gt1) at time point (t1) and determines a second weight force (Gt2) at time point (t2). The pipette liquid volume is calculated and the calculated value is assigned to a pipette volume class (Ki) having a defined class nominal value (VKi). The processing unit tests whether or not an absolute value of the volume difference (?V) is within a predetermined tolerance value (T) for the assigned pipette volume class. The processing unit outputs the test result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Christoph Lang
  • Patent number: 10730896
    Abstract: The invention relates to crystalline forms of 4-((R)-2-{[6-((S)-3-methoxy-pyrrolidin-1-yl)-2-phenyl-pyrimidine-4 carbonyl]-amino}-3-phosphono-propionyl)-piperazine-1-carboxylic acid butyl ester hydrochloride, processes for the preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said crystalline forms, pharmaceutical compositions prepared from such crystalline forms and their use as a medicament, especially as a P2Y12 receptor antagonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
    Inventors: Daniel Leuenberger, Stefan Reber, Markus Von Raumer
  • Publication number: 20200017534
    Abstract: The invention relates to crystalline forms of 4-((R)-2-{[6-((S)-3-methoxy-pyrrolidin-1-yl)-2-phenyl-pyrimidine-4 carbonyl]-amino}-3-phosphono-propionyl)-piperazine-1-carboxylic acid butyl ester hydrochloride, processes for the preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said crystalline forms, pharmaceutical compositions prepared from such crystalline forms and their use as a medicament, especially as a P2Y12 receptor antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
    Inventors: Daniel LEUENBERGER, Stefan REBER, Markus VON RAUMER
  • Patent number: 10215617
    Abstract: An analog sensor with digital compensation function includes a deformation part generating a deformation relating to a pressure sensed by the analog sensor; a strain gauge connected to the deformation part and generating a change in resistance relating to the deformation; a strain gauge bridge connected to the strain gauge and transferring the change in the resistance of the at least one strain gauge to output a first analog signal; and an analog-to-digital conversion module converting the first analog signal to a first digital signal, representative of weight. A signal processing and output circuit compensates the first digital signal and converts it into a second analog signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: METTER TOLEDO (CHANGZHOU) PRECISION INSTRUMENT LTD., METTER TOLEDO (CHANGZHOU) MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY LTD., METTER TOLEDO (CHANGZHOU) SCALE & SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Dai, Daniel Reber, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Patent number: 10168203
    Abstract: A balance (1) has a weighing pan (3) that is held in a predetermined free-floating and constant position relative to translatory and rotary displacements in the six degrees of freedom during use. At least six position sensors are used to measure the position of the weighing pan in all three dimensions. A weighing mechanism having at least six electromagnetic mechanisms (5) generate compensation forces (Fc1-Fc6) that act on the weighing pan by sending currents through a force coil (7) associated with an associated permanent magnet. The weight of an object on the weighing pan is determined from the amounts of current flowing in the respective force coils to maintain the weighing pan in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Reber
  • Publication number: 20170153140
    Abstract: A balance (1) has a weighing pan (3) that is held in a predetermined free-floating and constant position relative to translatory and rotary displacements in the six degrees of freedom during use. At least six position sensors are used to measure the position of the weighing pan in all three dimensions. A weighing mechanism having at least six electromagnetic mechanisms (5) generate compensation forces (Fc1-Fc6) that act on the weighing pan by sending currents through a force coil (7) associated with an associated permanent magnet. The weight of an object on the weighing pan is determined from the amounts of current flowing in the respective force coils to maintain the weighing pan in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Reber
  • Publication number: 20160231182
    Abstract: An analog sensor with digital compensation function includes a deformation part generating a deformation relating to a pressure sensed by the analog sensor; a strain gauge connected to the deformation part and generating a change in resistance relating to the deformation; a strain gauge bridge connected to the strain gauge and transferring the change in the resistance of the at least one strain gauge to output a first analog signal; and an analog-to-digital conversion module converting the first analog signal to a first digital signal, representative of weight. A signal processing and output circuit compensates the first digital signal and converts it into a second analog signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicants: Mettler Toledo (Changzhou) Precision Instrument Ltd., Mettler Toledo (Changzhou) Measurement Technology Ltd., Mettler Toledo (Changzhou) Scale & System Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng DAI, Daniel REBER, Jean-Christophe EMERY
  • Patent number: 9074925
    Abstract: An exemplary method for the temperature correction of a force-measuring device such as a balance is disclosed. The method includes generating, by means of a force-measuring cell, a force measurement signal corresponding to the input force; generating an electrical temperature measurement signal by means of a temperature sensor that is arranged at a distance from the heat-generating components of the force-measuring device, processing the force measurement signal into a temperature-corrected output signal based on the temperature measurement signal and the force measurement signal; and transmitting the output signal to an indicator unit and/or to a further processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: METTLER-TOLEDO AG
    Inventors: Thomas Köppel, Daniel Reber
  • Patent number: 9059441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (10) for storing and restoring electrical energy comprising a chamber (100) in which water electrolysis means (110), a fuel cell (120), and monitoring/control means (130) for monitoring the operation of said device (10) in the fuel cell mode or the electrolyzer mode are arranged. Connection means (141) enable said chamber (110) to be connected to storage means (210) for storing dihydrogen (H2), which are outside of said chamber (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: HELION
    Inventors: Serge Besse, Ewen Raugel, Valéry Chaudron, Patrick Bouchard, Lucile Voiron, Jean-Daniel Reber, Lucas Jean Bertrand, Jean-Christophe Hoguet
  • Publication number: 20130108939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (10) for storing and restoring electrical energy comprising a chamber (100) in which water electrolysis means (110), a fuel cell (120), and monitoring/control means (130) for monitoring the operation of said device (10) in the fuel cell mode or the electrolyzer mode are arranged. Connection means (141) enable said chamber (110) to be connected to storage means (210) for storing dihydrogen (H2), which are outside of said chamber (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HELION
    Inventors: Serge Besse, Ewen Raugel, Valéry Chaudron, Patrick Bouchard, Lucile Voiron, Jean-Daniel Reber, Lucas Jean Bertrand, Jean-Christophe Hoguet
  • Patent number: 8290749
    Abstract: A method, an arrangement and a program process a measurement signal generated in a measurement transducer of an electronic force-measuring device, particularly a balance. The generated measurement signal corresponds to the force acting on the transducer. The measurement signal is entered directly or by way of a pre-processing stage into a display function which assigns corresponding output values to the values of the measurement signal. The output values are subsequently presented in a display or passed on for further processing. The input range of the display function contains a capture range, so that the values of the measurement signal that lie within the capture range are assigned a common output value by the display function, and the position of the capture range within the input range is controlled dependent on the generated measurement signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventor: Daniel Reber
  • Publication number: 20120173168
    Abstract: An exemplary method for the temperature correction of a force-measuring device such as a balance is disclosed. The method includes generating, by means of a force-measuring cell, a force measurement signal corresponding to the input force; generating an electrical temperature measurement signal by means of a temperature sensor that is arranged at a distance from the heat-generating components of the force-measuring device, processing the force measurement signal into a temperature-corrected output signal based on the temperature measurement signal and the force measurement signal; and transmitting the output signal to an indicator unit and/or to a further processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: METTLER-TOLEDO AG
    Inventors: Thomas Köppel, Daniel Reber
  • Patent number: 8191434
    Abstract: A device and method for effectuating the temperature compensation testing of digital load cells. The device uses conductive heat transfer to establish and maintain the temperature of the load cell(s) during testing. The device may include a vessel into which one or more load cells to be tested are placed. Temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by circulating a temperature controlled fluid through the vessel. The vessel containing the one or more load cells may then be placed in a load application device that applies a load(s) to the one or more load cells during testing. Readings from the one or more load cells are used to establish a temperature compensation factor for each load cell tested. In other embodiments, temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by placing the load cells in contact with a solid heat transfer element(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Urs Loher, Aaron Skidmore
  • Patent number: 8168898
    Abstract: A method serves to optimize the behavior of an electronic force-measuring device, in particular a balance that comprises a measuring transducer through which a measuring signal is formed which is representative of a load applied to the force-measuring device, which measuring signal is delivered to a signal-processing unit that is supported by at least one processor and at least one memory storage unit and serves to process digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Marc Nussbaumer, Martin Rickli
  • Publication number: 20100251833
    Abstract: A device and method for effectuating the temperature compensation testing of digital load cells. The device uses conductive heat transfer to establish and maintain the temperature of the load cell(s) during testing. The device may include a vessel into which one or more load cells to be tested are placed. Temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by circulating a temperature controlled fluid through the vessel. The vessel containing the one or more load cells may then be placed in a load application device that applies a load(s) to the one or more load cells during testing. Readings from the one or more load cells are used to establish a temperature compensation factor for each load cell tested. In other embodiments, temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by placing the load cells in contact with a solid heat transfer element(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Urs Loher, Aaron Skidmore
  • Patent number: 7739068
    Abstract: A method serves to process output signal of a measuring transducer in a force-measuring device, in particular in a balance, wherein the measuring transducer produces a measuring signal representative of a load acting on the device and the measuring signal is filtered in a variable analog filter and/or, after processing in an analog/digital converter, the measuring signal is filtered in a variable digital filter, in order to remove unwanted signal components that are caused by disturbances affecting the force-measuring device, in particular by changes in the weighing load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventor: Daniel Reber
  • Patent number: 7690273
    Abstract: The force-measuring device includes a measuring unit and a reference unit, the latter serving to deliver a reference quantity, a reference current (IREF) or a reference voltage (UREF), through which the force (FMO) of a measurement object which is to be determined can be measured by the measuring unit. The reference unit is a force-measuring device which is loaded with a reference mass and which in accordance with the principle of electromagnetic force compensation generates a reference current (IREF) that can be regulated through a measuring- and regulating device in such that in a first reference coil which is held by a reference lever, the reference current (IREF) generates a magnetic field which cooperates with the magnetic field of a reference magnet. Through this cooperation a magnetic force is brought to bear on the reference lever. As a result, the force (FREF) of the reference mass which is likewise acting on the reference lever can be compensated by said magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard
  • Publication number: 20090319201
    Abstract: A method, an arrangement and a program process a measurement signal generated in a measurement transducer of an electronic force-measuring device, particularly a balance. The generated measurement signal corresponds to the force acting on the transducer. The measurement signal is entered directly or by way of a pre-processing stage into a display function which assigns corresponding output values to the values of the measurement signal. The output values are subsequently presented in a display or passed on for further processing. The input range of the display function contains a capture range, so that the values of the measurement signal that lie within the capture range are assigned a common output value by the display function, and the position of the capture range within the input range is controlled dependent on the generated measurement signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventor: Daniel Reber
  • Patent number: 7613575
    Abstract: The output signal from a measuring transducer in a force-measuring device is processed by filtering a measuring signal (ms), representing a load that is acting on the transducer, to suppress interfering signal portions caused by extraneous influences including mechanical disturbances, or changes of the load. The measuring signal (msE) passes through a first delay element (141A) to a measurement value unit (145) which holds the value of the currently received measuring signal (msE), a mean value based on the most recent values of the measuring signal, or an expected value (msE) based on the most recent values of the measuring signal. The measuring signal (msE) is monitored for signal disturbances using a first detector module (151). After detection, a switching means (142) is actuated and the output signal (msX) of the measurement value unit is processed further, if applicable, and sent to the output end of the device, instead of the currently received measuring signal (msE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Marc Nussbaumer, Daniel Reber