Patents by Inventor Erich Schneider

Erich Schneider 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: 20210037780
    Abstract: A space divider of a milking parlor arrangement for at least one milking parlor for milking milk-producing animals, wherein the space divider is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal to be milked, has an arm device having a milking cluster, which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device is arranged with the milking cluster in the parking position in the space divider and can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof in fully automatic operation or semiautomatic operation. The space divider is designed in such a way that no additional space is required between adjacent animals, so that many animals can be milked in a milking parlor arrangement while the smallest possible amount of space is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Thomas Mader, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Erich Schneider, Marc Trossehl
  • Patent number: 10849304
    Abstract: A space divider (4) of a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?, 1??) for at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T), wherein the space divider (4) is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal (T) to be milked, has an arm device (6) having a milking cluster (5), which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device (6) is arranged with the milking cluster (5) in the parking position in the space divider (4) and can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal (T) to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof in fully automatic operation or semi-automatic operation. The space divider (4) is designed in such a way that no additional space is required between adjacent animals (T), so that many animals (T) can be milked in a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?, 1??) while the smallest possible amount of space is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Thomas Mader, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Erich Schneider, Marc Trossehl
  • Patent number: 10694717
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milking parlor arrangement (1), in particular a milking carousel, comprising at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T) and comprising an inner robot device with at least one robot arm (9). The at least one milking parlor (3) comprises two longitudinal sides and two narrow sides, namely a head narrow side and a hindquarters narrow side, one narrow side being paired with the head side of a milk-producing animal (T) to be milked as the head narrow side. The milking parlor also comprises an arm device (6) with a milking machine (5), said arm device being adjustable between a parked position and a working position and back. The at least one robot arm (9) is arranged on the head narrow side paired with the head side of the animal (T) to be milked of the at least one milking parlor (3) of the milking parlor arrangement (1) in order to adjust the arm device (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Olaf Suhr, Bernhard Schulze-Wartenhorst, Erich Schneider, Thomas Mader
  • Patent number: 9864092
    Abstract: Disclosed herein methods for determining a property of a formation, for example, when well logging, by feeding a gadolinium tracer fluid into the formation, applying an emitted radiation to the formation to thereby produce a signal, such as a neutron signal, and capturing the signal from the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Carlos Torres-Verdin, Erich Schneider
  • Patent number: 9730424
    Abstract: A space divider (4) of a milking parlor arrangement for at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T), wherein the space divider (4) is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal (T) to be milked, has an arm device (6) having a milking cluster (5, 5?), which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device (6) is arranged with the milking cluster (5) in the parking position in the space divider (4), wherein the milking cluster (5, 5?) can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal (T) to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof. The milking cluster (5, 5?) comprises two halves, wherein each half has a specific set of at least one teatcup (5a). The space divider (4) is designed in such a way that no additional space is required between adjacent animals (T), so that many animals (T) can be milked in a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?) while the smallest possible amount of space is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Erich Schneider, Marc Trossehl, Thomas Mader
  • Publication number: 20150377011
    Abstract: Disclosed herein methods for determining a property of a formation, for example, when well logging, by feeding a gadolinium tracer fluid into the formation, applying an emitted radiation to the formation to thereby produce a signal, such as a neutron signal, and capturing the signal from the formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Carlos Torres-Verdin, Erich Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150296737
    Abstract: A space divider (4) of a milking parlor arrangement for at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T), wherein the space divider (4) is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal (T) to be milked, has an arm device (6) having a milking cluster (5, 5?), which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device (6) is arranged with the milking cluster (5) in the parking position in the space divider (4), wherein the milking cluster (5, 5?) can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal (T) to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof. The milking cluster (5, 5?) comprises two halves, wherein each half has a specific set of at least one tealcup (5a). The space divider (4) is designed in such a way that no additional space is required between adjacent animals (T), so that many animals (T) can be milked in a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?) while the smallest possible amount of space is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Erich Schneider, Marc Trossehl, Thomas Mader
  • Publication number: 20150189854
    Abstract: A space divider (4) of a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?, 1??) for at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T), wherein the space divider (4) is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal (T) to be milked, has an arm device (6) having a milking cluster (5), which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device (6) is arranged with the milking cluster (5) in the parking position in the space divider (4) and can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal (T) to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof in fully automatic operation or semi-automatic operation. The space divider (4) is designed in such a way that no additional space is required between adjacent animals (T), so that many animals (T) can be milked in a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?, 1??) while the smallest possible amount of space is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Thomas Mader, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Erich Schneider, Marc Trossehl
  • Publication number: 20150020739
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milking parlor arrangement (1), in particular a milking carousel, comprising at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T) and comprising an inner robot device with at least one robot arm (9). The at least one milking parlor (3) comprises two longitudinal sides and two narrow sides, namely a head narrow side and a hindquarters narrow side, one narrow side being paired with the head side of a milk-producing animal (T) to be milked as the head narrow side. The milking parlor also comprises an arm device (6) with a milking machine (5), said arm device being adjustable between a parked position and a working position and back. The at least one robot arm (9) is arranged on the head narrow side paired with the head side of the animal (T) to be milked of the at least one milking parlor (3) of the milking parlor arrangement (1) in order to adjust the arm device (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Olaf Suhr, Bernhard Schulze-Wartenhorst, Erich Schneider, Thomas Mader
  • Patent number: 7891169
    Abstract: A procedure is introduced to diagnose a catalytic converter system with at least two catalytic converters, through which separate exhaust gas flows flow, with the steps: test if oxygen storage capacities of the catalytic converters, which are at least two in number, exceed a predetermined threshold value. The procedure characterizes itself, in that the oxygen storage capacity of the first of two catalytic converters is compared with at least one first threshold value, in that an additional threshold value is ascertained as a function of a result of the comparison and in that the oxygen storage capacity of the second of two catalytic converters is compared with the additional threshold value. Additionally a control device is introduced, which executes the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Qiang Qiu, Christoph Woll, Peter Doebler
  • Patent number: 7280906
    Abstract: A method for detecting combustion misfires of an internal combustion engine and a device for carrying out the method, in which an evaluation of a lambda signal made available by at least one broadband lambda sensor is provided. The lambda signal is compared to a lambda signal threshold value. A warning signal is made available in response to the exceeding of a threshold in the direction of lean combustion. The procedure especially makes possible the detection of continual misfires which occur, for example, in response to an error in the air supply to the internal combustion engine and/or because of a lack of fuel. The procedure makes possible the detection of dangerous situations for at least one exhaust gas treatment device that is present, which may be removed by introducing protective measures, error warnings and error memory entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Klaus Hirschmann, Manfred Hundhausen
  • Publication number: 20070203635
    Abstract: A procedure is introduced to diagnose a catalytic converter system with at least two catalytic converters, through which separate exhaust gas flows flow, with the steps: test if oxygen storage capacities of the catalytic converters, which are at least two in number, exceed a predetermined threshold value. The procedure characterizes itself, in that the oxygen storage capacity of the first of two catalytic converters is compared with at least one first threshold value, in that an additional threshold value is ascertained as a function of a result of the comparison and in that the oxygen storage capacity of the second of two catalytic converters is compared with the additional threshold value. Additionally a control device is introduced, which executes the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Qiang Qiu, Christoph Woll, Peter Doebler
  • Patent number: 7146798
    Abstract: A control for diagnosing a catalytic converter in the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine having means for determining the catalytic converter temperature is presented. The diagnostic method is carried out in dependence upon the catalytic converter temperature. In the diagnosis, only such results are used which have been determined below a threshold value for the catalytic converter temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Andreas Blumenstock
  • Patent number: 7131261
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a catalytic converter (7), which is arranged in an exhaust-gas system (6) of an internal combustion engine (1) has the steps of: detecting the signal (USHK) of an exhaust-gas probe (9) downstream of the catalytic converter; forming a limit value model amplitude (AHKF) from at least one quantity (ML, n) which occurs upstream of the catalytic converter (7); forming a catalytic converter evaluation quantity (DKATI) whose value increases with increasing deviation of the amplitude (AHK) of the signal (USHK) from the limit value model amplitude (AHKF); evaluating the operability of the catalytic converter (7) on the basis of the catalytic converter evaluation quantity (DKATI); stopping the evaluation when an oxygen-dependent catalytic converter load (KATIN) exceeds or drops below a threshold value. The method is characterized in that the threshold value is pregiven in dependence upon the signal (USHK) of the exhaust-gas probe (9) rearward of the catalytic converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: René Wackerow, Erich Schneider
  • Patent number: 7052782
    Abstract: A high-temperature protection layer contains (% by weight) 23 to 27% Cr, 4 to 7% Al, 0.1 to 3% Si, 0.1 to 3% Ta, 0.2 to 2% Y, 0.001 to 0.01% B, 0.001 to 0.01% Mg and 0.001 to 0.01% Ca, remainder Ni and inevitable impurities. Optionally, the Al content is in a range from over 5 up to 6% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Bossmann, Dietrich Eckardt, Klaus Erich Schneider, Christoph Toennes
  • Publication number: 20060098087
    Abstract: In a head-mounted recording device (1), it is suggested that rolling movements (17) of the eyes (8) of the user (4) be used in addition to pitching movements (13) and yawing movements (15) for controlling the viewing field of cameras (12). Using the recording device (1), the biological reflexes for stabilizing the environmental image on the retina are employed for the purpose of stabilizing the image recorded by the cameras (12) in a natural way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Applicant: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat
    Inventors: Thomas Brandt, Stefan Glasauer, Erich Schneider
  • Publication number: 20060041033
    Abstract: An injectable mixture for substituting bone tissue in situ comprises: A) a two-component powder/liquid bone cement which upon mixing forms a self-hardening cement paste; and B) a third component consisting of a liquid which essentially is non-miscible with the cement paste and which is suitable to be washed out after hardening of said mixture in situ, resulting in a porous bone substituting material; and C) an X-ray contrast agent which is an organic substance. The injectable bone substitute material for bone augmentation has adaptable mechanical properties, an optimal radio-opacity without any inorganic X-ray contrast agent and therefore good biocompatibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Adrian Bisig, Marc Bohner, Erich Schneider
  • Publication number: 20050165482
    Abstract: A bone fixation element consisting of a hollow member having a wall, a plurality of perforations locating in the wall, a front end which is suited for insertion into the bone, a rear end, and a longitudinal axis. The stiffness of the hollow member may vary along its longitudinal axis from the rear end to the front end. Changes in the porosity and/or the thickness of the wall of the bone fixation element may result in changes in stiffness of the bone fixation element. An increase in porosity and/or decrease in thickness may result in a decrease in stiffness, and a decrease in porosity and/or increase in thickness may result in an increase in stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Jorg Goldhahn, Jorn Seebeck, Erich Schneider
  • Publication number: 20050145233
    Abstract: A method for detecting combustion misfires of an internal combustion engine and a device for carrying out the method, in which an evaluation of a lambda signal made available by at least one broadband lambda sensor is provided. The lambda signal is compared to a lambda signal threshold value. A warning signal is made available in response to the exceeding of a threshold in the direction of lean combustion. The procedure especially makes possible the detection of continual misfires which occur, for example, in response to an error in the air supply to the internal combustion engine and/or because of a lack of fuel. The procedure makes possible the detection of dangerous situations for at least one exhaust gas treatment device that is present, which may be removed by introducing protective measures, error warnings and error memory entries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Klaus Hirschmann, Manfred Hundhausen
  • Publication number: 20050022507
    Abstract: A control for diagnosing a catalytic converter in the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine having means for determining the catalytic converter temperature is presented. The diagnostic method is carried out in dependence upon the catalytic converter temperature. In the diagnosis, only such results are used which have been determined below a threshold value for the catalytic converter temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2001
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Andreas Blumenstock