Patents by Inventor Dieter Hofmann

Dieter Hofmann 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: 20200238945
    Abstract: An inflator as well as a method of manufacturing an inflator, a module including an inflator and an airbag module. In an inflator, especially for a protective device in a vehicle, comprising plural components a sealant is applied in the area of abutting components, especially a sealant which adheres to both abutting components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian Bierwirth, Achim Hofmann, Hans-Peter Neumayer, Dieter Spitzenberger, Franz Fuerstenberger, Hannes Nuiding, Dieter Leier, Georg Schoenhuber, Joerg Friedrich
  • Patent number: 10589709
    Abstract: An inflator as well as a method of manufacturing an inflator, a module including an inflator and an airbag module. In an inflator, especially for a protective device in a vehicle, comprising plural components a sealant is applied in the area of abutting components, especially a sealant which adheres to both abutting components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TRW AIRBAG SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Bierwirth, Achim Hofmann, Hans-Peter Neumayer, Dieter Spitzenberger, Franz Fuerstenberger, Hannes Nuiding, Dieter Leier, Georg Schoenhuber, Joerg Friedrich
  • Patent number: 10506314
    Abstract: A housing for receiving an electrically operated apparatus may include an inner housing part at least partially defining a housing interior. The inner housing part may include an inner passage opening. The housing may also include an outer housing part disposed on a side of the inner housing part facing away from the housing interior. The outer housing part may include an outer passage opening. The outer passage opening and the inner passage opening may at least partially define an acoustic duct for discharging airborne noise from the housing interior. The acoustic duct may be closed by a fluid-tight and airborne noise-permeable membrane. Further, the housing may include a porous member disposed within the acoustic duct configured to prevent an ignition breakthrough from the housing interior into an external environment outside of the outer housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ecom Instruments GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Hartleb, Dieter Hofmann, Axel Sailer
  • Publication number: 20190192103
    Abstract: Method and systems are provided for automatically generating a volume model of correction data for an X-ray based medical imaging device. A plurality of X-ray images is recorded of a body region of a patient to be examined from different positions in each case. The plurality of X-ray images is used to generate a first volume model of the body region. Image artifacts are corrected in the first volume model using the plurality of X-ray images and thus a corrected volume model is generated. The corrected volume model is used to determine a contour of an artifact volume affected by image artifacts in the first volume model and the contour of the artifact volume is defined as a volume model of correction data. The volume model of correction data is stored on a data medium and/or output via an interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: André Ritter, Christian Hofmann, Pavlo Dyban, Jens-Christoph Georgi, Kai Schubert, Dieter Oetzel, Eric Tonndorf-Martini
  • Patent number: 10296051
    Abstract: A device assembly for accommodating an electrically operated device may include a housing made from a plastic, delimiting a housing interior space, and having a viewing window formed therein that may be closed by a window pane made of a transparent material. The device may include an electrically operated device arranged inside the housing interior space, on the outside of which at least one actuatable control element may be provided. An aperture may be formed in a housing wall in which an actuating element made from an elastic plastic may be arranged at least partially and may be operable by a user of the electrically operated device. The actuating element may be coupled mechanically to the control element such that the control element is operable from outside the housing. An inner housing part made from an elastic plastic may be arranged on an inner side of the housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ECOM INSTRUMENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter Hofmann, Michael Breitenbach
  • Publication number: 20180356863
    Abstract: A device assembly for accommodating an electrically operated device may include a housing made from a plastic, delimiting a housing interior space, and having a viewing window formed therein that may be closed by a window pane made of a transparent material. The device may include an electrically operated device arranged inside the housing interior space, on the outside of which at least one actuatable control element may be provided. An aperture may be formed in a housing wall in which an actuating element made from an elastic plastic may be arranged at least partially and may be operable by a user of the electrically operated device. The actuating element may be coupled mechanically to the control element such that the control element is operable from outside the housing. An inner housing part made from an elastic plastic may be arranged on an inner side of the housing wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dieter Hofmann, Michael Breitenbach
  • Publication number: 20180288507
    Abstract: A housing for receiving an electrically operated apparatus may include an inner housing part at least partially defining a housing interior. The inner housing part may include an inner passage opening. The housing may also include an outer housing part disposed on a side of the inner housing part facing away from the housing interior. The outer housing part may include an outer passage opening. The outer passage opening and the inner passage opening may at least partially define an acoustic duct for discharging airborne noise from the housing interior. The acoustic duct may be closed by a fluid-tight and airborne noise-permeable membrane. Further, the housing may include a porous member disposed within the acoustic duct configured to prevent an ignition breakthrough from the housing interior into an external environment outside of the outer housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Joerg Hartleb, Dieter Hofmann, Axel Sailer
  • Patent number: 10066493
    Abstract: A rotor of a turbomachine. The rotor includes at least one blade (4, 6, 8) that has a blade leaf (20) and a blade root (54, 55, 58), and a rotor base body (2), in particular a disk (2), that has an outwardly open, circumferential groove (12) for receiving the blade root (54, 55, 58). The circumferential groove (12) and the blade root (54, 55, 58) are shaped in a way that allows the blade root (54, 55, 58) to be secured in the circumferential groove (12) by the rotation of the blade (4, 6, 8) about an axis (Ar, AT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Alexander Kloetzer, Dieter Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9661115
    Abstract: A device arrangement may include an inner casing. The inner casing may include an inner casing base and an inner casing cover defining a cavity therebetween. The cavity may receive an electronic device. The inner casing base may have a first viewing window. A window pane may be composed of a transparent material and be attached to at least one of the electronic device and the inner casing. The window pane may at least partially seal the first viewing window. An outer casing may at least partially encase the inner casing. The inner casing may be mounted on the outer casing via a suspension/damping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ECOM Instruments GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Roessler, Dieter Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9541960
    Abstract: A device arrangement may include a casing surrounding a casing interior. The casing may include a viewing window which is sealed by a transparent window pane. An electronic device may be disposed in the casing interior and have a display. The display may be secured in a fixed position on the window pane. A suspension/damping device may support at least one of the window pane and the electronic device on the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ECOM INSTRUMENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter Hofmann, Dieter Roessler
  • Patent number: 9365340
    Abstract: A device arrangement for receiving an electronic device may include a casing enclosing at least partially a casing interior. A resilient partition wall may be disposed in the casing and divide the casing interior into a first sub-chamber and a second sub-chamber fluidically separated from the first sub-chamber. The first sub-chamber may be configured to receive the electronic device. The first sub-chamber may include a first gas at a pre-determined gas pressure and the second sub-chamber may include a second gas having a second gas pressure. A pressurizing device may be disposed in the casing interior and be configured to increase the pre-determined gas pressure of the first sub-chamber by a pre-determined amount in relation to the second gas pressure in the second sub-chamber. The second sub-chamber may communicate fluidically with a surrounding environment of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: ECOM Instruments GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Hofmann, Werner Gebert, Dieter Roessler
  • Publication number: 20150274394
    Abstract: A device arrangement for receiving an electronic device may include a casing enclosing at least partially a casing interior. A resilient partition wall may be disposed in the casing and divide the casing interior into a first sub-chamber and a second sub-chamber fluidically separated from the first sub-chamber. The first sub-chamber may be configured to receive the electronic device. The first sub-chamber may include a first gas at a pre-determined gas pressure and the second sub-chamber may include a second gas having a second gas pressure. A pressurising device may be disposed in the casing interior and be configured to increase the pre-determined gas pressure of the first sub-chamber by a pre-determined amount in relation to the second gas pressure in the second sub-chamber. The second sub-chamber may communicate fluidically with a surrounding environment of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Hofmann, Werner Gebert, Dieter Roessler
  • Publication number: 20150271308
    Abstract: A device arrangement may include an inner casing. The inner casing may include an inner casing base and an inner casing cover defining a cavity therebetween. The cavity may receive an electronic device. The inner casing base may have a first viewing window. A window pane may be composed of a transparent material and be attached to at least one of the electronic device and the inner casing. The window pane may at least partially seal the first viewing window. An outer casing may at least partially encase the inner casing. The inner casing may be mounted on the outer casing via a suspension/damping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Roessler, Dieter Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20150268698
    Abstract: A device arrangement may include a casing surrounding a casing interior. The casing may include a viewing window which is sealed by a transparent window pane. An electronic device may be disposed in the casing interior and have a display. The display may be secured in a fixed position on the window pane. A suspension/damping device may support at least one of the window pane and the electronic device on the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Hofmann, Dieter Roessler
  • Publication number: 20150139808
    Abstract: A rotor of a turbomachine. The rotor includes at least one blade (4, 6, 8) that has a blade leaf (20) and a blade root (54, 55, 58), and a rotor base body (2), in particular a disk (2), that has an outwardly open, circumferential groove (12) for receiving the blade root (54, 55, 58). The circumferential groove (12) and the blade root (54, 55, 58) are shaped in a way that allows the blade root (54, 55, 58) to be secured in the circumferential groove (12) by the rotation of the blade (4, 6, 8) about an axis (Ar, AT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Kloetzer, Dieter Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20150008764
    Abstract: An electronic circuit arrangement for use in an explosive area may include an electrical signal line, which connects an electrical input connector to an electrical output connector, and an electrical earth line, which can be or is electrically connected to the electrical signal line by at least one electrical earthing line. An inductive component and a semiconductor switch may be arranged in the at least one earthing line. The semiconductor switch may be switched between a closed state, in which the signal line is electrically connected via the at least one earthing line to the earth line, and an open state, in which this electrical connection is interrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Doetter, Axel Sailer, Dieter Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8591415
    Abstract: Embodiments of a child-friendly analyte measurement system are provided for detecting at least one analyte in a bodily fluid. A measurement system comprises at least one measurement instrument for detecting the analyte in the bodily fluid. The measurement instrument is configured as a portable hand-held instrument and has a housing with at least one display element. Furthermore, the measurement system comprises a toy, in particular a figurine or a toy animal. The toy has at least one receptacle for reversibly holding the measurement instrument, which receptacle is configured such that if the measurement instrument is held by the receptacle, the display element is accessible, at least in part. The measurement instrument is configured such that it can be used both in the measurement system and also, optionally, independently of the toy. Further aspects include a kit, a method, and the toy for the provided measurement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Klinke, Dieter Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8376734
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller hearth furnace (1) for heating and/or temperature equilibration of continuous cast products (2), comprising a first series of rollers (13) running in the longitudinal direction (12) and a second parallel series of rollers (15) on the outlet side (14), wherein a buffer zone (16) with lifting elements (17) for the perpendicular transport of the continuous cast product (2) is arranged between the series of rollers (13, 15). Furthermore, alternative arrangements for a further process route (28) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Dieter Hofmann, Frank Benfer
  • Publication number: 20110295095
    Abstract: A medical handheld device having a bi-stable display, which can be supplemented by a further display, is presented. The display of the medical handheld device can have a display surface. The display surface can have a keypad in the form of a matrix of sensors. The matrix of sensors can be coupled to image segments on the display surface and can detect touches on the display surface. By coupling the matrix of sensors to the image segments of the display surface, a change of the representation of touched areas of the display surface can occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Deppert, Dietmar Stadler, Guenter Handwerker, Stefan Lindegger, Kurt Friedli, Dieter Hofmann, Kristin Mueckel
  • Publication number: 20110211498
    Abstract: A communication method for a radio network, comprising at least two subscribers, wherein a radio channel is used in both directions among the subscribers, but only consecutively in the one and then in the other direction, i.e., not simultaneously in both directions. In accordance with the invention, the subscribers are each specified transmission times in a time period, at which either subscriber is permitted to send a user telegram to the other subscriber, where a detection signal is embedded at the beginning of each user telegram, or such a detection signal precedes the user telegram, and the embedded detection signal is used to notify the receiving subscriber of the assignment of the radio channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Dieter Hofmann, Peter Steinmill