Patents by Inventor Dirk Rosenau

Dirk Rosenau 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: 20180012422
    Abstract: In a franking system and method for franking of individual items of correspondence by a sender, a weighing device determines the weight of an item of correspondence and determines a postage amount associated with the item of correspondence. A printing device prints a value imprint corresponding to the postage amount and prints a code associated with the item of correspondence that represents a unique identity number onto the item of correspondence. A control computer creates a data set associated with the item of correspondence. A memory is associated with the control computer, in which the data set is stored in a file associated with the sender. The data set includes the identity number of the item of correspondence and the postage amount that is to be debited on the part of the delivery service from the sender using the data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FRANCOTYP-POSTALIA GMBH
    Inventors: Clemens Heinrich, Dirk Rosenau
  • Patent number: 9412131
    Abstract: In a method for specifying services provided by a franking machine, a program code is loaded into a data processing device via and, a first communication channel to a remote data center, authorization to access the franking machine is requested using an authorization request message. In response, via a second communication channel, data are provided from the remote data center to the franking machine. In response, the franking machine enables access for executing a specification process via a third communication channel via which communication between the data processing device and the franking machine is established using the program code executed by the data processing device. The specification process is executed using the program code to set at least one feature of at least one service provided by the franking machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Rosenau, Clemens Heinrich, Kai Nicolai
  • Publication number: 20140236867
    Abstract: In a method for generating franking imprint data for a mail item to be shipped, a set of shipping options for the mail item, from among available shipping options stored in a first memory, is selected at a data processing device, and product vector data are generated from the selected set. A franking imprint authorization request, including the product vector data, is transmitted from the data processing device to a secure device, at which it is verified whether the transmitted product vector data are compatible with the available shipping options, also stored at the secure device. If so, franking imprint authorization data are returned from the secure device to the data processing device and the franking imprint data are generated in response thereto. If compatibility is not verified, request rejection data are returned from the secure device to the data processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Clemens Heinrich, Dirk Rosenau, Kai Nicolai
  • Publication number: 20130346293
    Abstract: In a method for specifying services provided by a franking machine, a program code is loaded into a data processing device via and, a first communication channel to a remote data center, authorization to access the franking machine is requested using an authorization request message. In response, via a second communication channel, data are provided from the remote data center to the franking machine. In response, the franking machine enables access for executing a specification process via a third communication channel via which communication between the data processing device and the franking machine is established using the program code executed by the data processing device. The specification process is executed using the program code to set at least one feature of at least one service provided by the franking machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Dirk Rosenau, Clemens Heinrich, Kai Nicolai
  • Patent number: 8292525
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a print head with a number of printing elements operating according to the thermotransfer principle, an energy quantity is fed to a printing element in a feed step in order to transfer ink from an ink carrier device associated with the print head to a substrate associated with the ink carrier device to generate an image point of a barcode, with the energy quantity being adjusted dependent on the position of the image point in the barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Kieser, Raimund Nisius, Frank Reisinger, Dirk Rosenau, Sabine Roth, Olaf Turner
  • Patent number: 7996884
    Abstract: An arrangement for providing data in the context of security management for a franking system has a remote data center at which a list of data sets is stored the data sets containing security information as well as information regarding associated security policies, appertaining at least to security measures and the location of their storage in the franking system. A method for server-controlled security management of performable services in an electronic system includes the steps of receiving a request for a desired service, determining a security feature to be selected and generating a data set corresponding thereto, selecting a logical channel and transferring to data set via that channel establishing the service end, and waiting for receipt of a further service request or for the ending of the communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerrit Bleumer, Clemens Heinrich, Dirk Rosenau
  • Patent number: 7965308
    Abstract: In a method and an arrangement for controlling printing by a thermotransfer printing apparatus with relative movement between a thermotransfer print head and a print medium, a microprocessor that provides pixel energy data to a pixel energy memory by making an energy value calculation and by coding, and a print data controller prepares the pixel energy data by decoding during the printing in a number (corresponding to the pixel energy value) of binary pixel data each with the same binary value. The print data controller includes at least one pixel energy data preparation unit, a DMA controller, an address generator, a printer controller and a phase counter. The DMA controller allows an access to the pixel energy data stored in the pixel energy memory as code in order to provide the pixel energy data in print columns to the at least one pixel energy data preparation unit. The address generator generates addresses for selection of the buffered code during each phase of a number of phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Jauert, Dirk Rosenau
  • Patent number: 7963630
    Abstract: In a method and thermotransfer printing device for setting the speed of a relative movement between the print head and a recording medium during a printing procedure in the thermotransfer printing device, in particular for setting the transport speed of a mail piece in a thermotransfer printing franking machine, the heat energies required for the generation of a predeterminable print image are calculated for the individual heating elements of the print head from start value that has been established for the desired speed. It is subsequently computationally checked whether the respectively calculated heat energy can be emitted at the respective heating element in a first time interval predetermined by the start value of the desired speed and a predeterminable remaining time. If so, a printing procedure follows in which the beginning of the printing procedure ensues using the end value of the desired speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Reisinger, Dirk Rosenau, Sabine Roth, Olaf Turner
  • Patent number: 7793000
    Abstract: In a method and arrangement for preparation of data for loading from a first data processing device into a second data processing device via a first data connection, a number of transmission-ready transmission data packets are generated in at least one packetizing step from the data to be loaded into the second data processing device; and at least one load parameter influencing the total load time until a complete loading of the data into the second data processing device is determined in a determination step preceding the packetizing step. The generation of the transmission data packets ensues in the at least one packetizing step dependent on the first load parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Rosenau
  • Patent number: 7610501
    Abstract: In an arrangement for the power supply for a security domain of a device, a first battery is connected to a first input of a battery switchover device in the security region and a second battery is arranged in a non-security region of the device housing and is connected to a second input of the battery switchover device. The battery switchover device is coupled to a monitoring unit in the security region of the device. The monitoring unit is preferably composed of an analog-to-digital converter and a module processor for the evaluation of the connected battery voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Turner, Dirk Rosenau, Torsten Schlaaff
  • Publication number: 20080244217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety module for the electronic data processing, with a safety core comprising a core processor, and connected therewith, a core memory and a core interface, the core processor being adapted to import via the core interface, to verify and with successful verification to store and to activate programs/data sets in the core memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Volker Baum, Dirk Rosenau
  • Publication number: 20080213022
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a print head with a number of printing elements operating according to the thermotransfer principle, an energy quantity is fed to a printing element in a feed step in order to transfer ink from an ink carrier device associated with the print head to a substrate associated with the ink carrier device to generate an image point of a barcode, with the energy quantity being adjusted dependent on the position of the image point in the barcode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Axel Kieser, Raimund Nisius, Frank Reisinger, Dirk Rosenau, Sabine Roth, Olaf Turner
  • Publication number: 20080145085
    Abstract: In a method and thermotransfer printing device for setting the speed of a relative movement between the print head and a recording medium during a printing procedure in the thermotransfer printing device, in particular for setting the transport speed of a mail piece in a thermotransfer printing franking machine, the heat energies required for the generation of a predeterminable print image are calculated for the individual heating elements of the print head from start value that has been established for the desired speed. It is subsequently computationally checked whether the respectively calculated heat energy can be emitted at the respective heating element in a first time interval predetermined by the start value of the desired speed and a predeterminable remaining time. If so, a printing procedure follows in which the beginning of the printing procedure ensues using the end value of the desired speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Frank Reisinger, Dirk Rosenau, Sabine Roth, Olaf Turner
  • Publication number: 20080123659
    Abstract: In a method and arrangement for loading data from a transmission device into a non-volatile memory of a receiver device that can be connected with the transmission device, the non-volatile memory being erased only sector-by-sector, the data to be loaded are divided by the transmission device into a number of data packets and at least one part of the data packets is loaded into the memory in a load step. A check step that is implemented before the current load step in which a current load state of the memory is checked, the current load state indicating whether at least a part of the data packets has already been successfully loaded into the memory in a preceding load step. The data packets to be loaded into the memory in the current load step are determined dependent on the current load state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Dirk Rosenau, Sabine Roth
  • Publication number: 20070265988
    Abstract: In a method and an arrangement for generation of a franking imprint, in particular a franking machine, a base module has a printing device and a processing unit controlling the printing device for generation of the franking imprint, and a control module can be connected with the processing unit. The control module is fashioned to store and/or to generate at least one item of franking information; and the processing unit is fashioned to generate the franking imprint dependent on the franking information received from the control module. The control module can be freely connected with the processing unit by a user, and the franking information is fashioned such that it establishes at least one part of the workflow of the generation of the franking imprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Werner Kampert, Dirk Rosenau
  • Publication number: 20070265989
    Abstract: In a method and an arrangement for generation of a franking imprint, in particular a franking machine, a secure processing unit generates accounting data relevant for the accounting of the generated franking imprint, and a memory device can be connected with the secure processing unit for secured storage of the accounting data. The secure processing unit is arranged in a secure environment that is logically and/or physically secured from undetected, unauthorized access. The memory device is arranged outside of the secure environment. The secure processing unit is fashioned to provide the accounting data in a form secured from undetected manipulation, and the secure processing unit or a further processing unit that can be connected with the secure processing unit is fashioned to write the accounting data provided by the secure processing unit into the memory device in a form secured from undetected manipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Werner Kampert, Dirk Rosenau
  • Patent number: 7194443
    Abstract: In a security module and a method for protecting a security module, wherein security-relevant data are stored in a memory in the module, proper insertion of the security module on a device motherboard is monitored with a first function unit and a second function in the security module. The first function unit signals the status of the security module. The second function unit detects improper use or improper replacement of the security module, and upon detection of improper use or improper replacement, the second function unit causes the security-relevant data to be erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia AG & Co.
    Inventors: Peter Post, Dirk Rosenau, Torsten Schlaaff
  • Publication number: 20060181718
    Abstract: In a method and an arrangement for controlling printing by a thermotransfer printing apparatus with relative movement between a thermotransfer print head and a print medium, a microprocessor that provides pixel energy data to a pixel energy memory by making an energy value calculation and by coding, and a print data controller prepares the pixel energy data by decoding during the printing in a number (corresponding to the pixel energy value) of binary pixel data each with the same binary value. The print data controller includes at least one pixel energy data preparation unit, a DMA controller, an address generator, a printer controller and a phase counter. The DMA controller allows an access to the pixel energy data stored in the pixel energy memory as code in order to provide the pixel energy data in print columns to the at least one pixel energy data preparation unit. The address generator generates addresses for selection of the buffered code during each phase of a number of phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Joachim Jauert, Dirk Rosenau
  • Publication number: 20060179159
    Abstract: In a method and arrangement for preparation of data for loading from a first data processing device into a second data processing device via a first data connection, a number of transmission-ready transmission data packets are generated in at least one packetizing step from the data to be loaded into the second data processing device; and at least one load parameter influencing the total load time until a complete loading of the data into the second data processing device is determined in a determination step preceding the packetizing step. The generation of the transmission data packets ensues in the at least one packetizing step dependent on the first load parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventor: Dirk Rosenau
  • Patent number: 7043631
    Abstract: An arrangement and a method for modifying the functionality of a security module employ a start loading program stored in a FLASH program memory for reprogramming the FLASH program memory by copying a portion of the start loading program into a main memory of the security module. Data of at least a part of an application program, an appertaining certificate code and identifier data are offered in the communication interface of the security module. The data of the part of the application program are stored on a free memory location of the FLASH program memory when the identifier data characterize a successor status for the stored status. The authenticity of the loaded part of the application program is checked with the certificate code, and given authenticity of the loaded part of the application program, it is stored as valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Francotyp Postalia AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Volker Baum, Dirk Rosenau