Patents by Inventor Frank Fischer

Frank Fischer 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).

  • Patent number: 11349326
    Abstract: Electrical energy storage system comprising a plurality of electrochemical energy stores, which are electrically connectable to primary connection poles of the electrical energy storage system for providing a primary voltage; secondary connection poles for providing a secondary voltage, wherein the secondary connection poles are electrically connectable to an electric power source by means of secondary switches; at least one first primary switch, which is electrically connected to an electrical connection between two of the electrochemical energy stores and to an electrical connection between a first secondary switch and a first secondary connection pole, wherein the electrochemical energy stores electrically connected between the electrical connection and a second primary connection pole are electrically connectable to the first secondary connection pole of the electrical energy storage system by means of the first primary switch to provide a secondary voltage, which is lower than the primary voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Berengar Krieg, Christoph Fischer, Frank Stimm, Regine Mantel
  • Patent number: 11174651
    Abstract: A system can tension a cable that is to be strung through a plurality of columns. The tensioning system is disposed at the last column and includes a spacing device and a barrel with a tapered cavity. A number of tapered elements are slidably mounted in the barrel's cavity and will encompass the cable and favor unidirectional movement of the cable. The barrel and the tapered elements have opposite openings that allow the cable to emerge from opposite ends thereof. With the barrel at the outward side of the last one of the plurality of columns, the cable is pulled through the tapered elements, away from the plurality of columns. Next, at a side opposite the outward side of the last column, the cable is grasped and pulled away from the barrel to seat the tapered elements. Working again on the outward side, the barrel is then moved away from the last column. The spacing device is applied at the barrel to set the spacing between the barrel and the last column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Frank Fischer
  • Patent number: 11079591
    Abstract: A method is described for generating a visible image on a projection surface, in the course of which visible light is emitted from a first laser resonator, the visible light is deflected in the direction of the projection surface with the aid of a deflection element, in particular a micromirror, in order to generate the image, and a light spot of visible light is generated on the deflection element, and invisible light is emitted from a second laser resonator, and a light ring is generated on the deflection element from the invisible light, which enlarges the light spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Fischer, Gael Pilard
  • Publication number: 20200336711
    Abstract: A projection device for projecting image information onto a projection surface, including a laser for generating a laser beam, a micromirror unit for selectively deflecting the laser beam onto different image points of the projection surface, and magnifying optics, situated in the beam path of the laser beam, downstream from the micromirror unit, for increasing the deflection of the laser beam that is achievable via the micromirror unit. Also described is a method for projecting image information onto a projection surface, a laser beam being generated which is selectively deflected onto different image points of the projection surface via a micromirror unit, the deflection of the laser beam being increased via magnifying optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Gael Pilard, Frank Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200288751
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising NPN compound coated with a bypass agent allowing ruminal bypass of the composition and a method for increasing fiber digestibility, a method for increasing feed intake, a method for increasing somatic growth, a method for increasing milk production, a method for reducing N excretion in a ruminant, a method for improving rumen pH stability in a ruminant, a method for preventing or reducing ammonia toxicity in the rumen. The compositions and methods of the invention are particularly suitable for ruminants that are held in harsh climates and/or at remote locations from a farm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas HAEUSSNER, Georg BORCHERS, Frank FISCHER, Lucas GEIST, Christoph KOBLER, Cornelia BORGMANN, Javier MARTIN-TERESO LOPEZ, Isabela PENA CARVALHO DE CARVALHO
  • Patent number: 10752061
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data from a wheel unit arranged on a wheel of a vehicle to a central unit of the vehicle, involving: sending the data in the form of temporally spaced data transmissions from the wheel unit to the central unit, transmission times of the data transmissions being stipulated by the wheel unit according to a transmission algorithm; and receiving the data transmissions sent by the wheel unit via the central unit is disclosed. The method may further comprise: evaluating reception times at which each of the data transmissions are received by the central unit, according to an evaluation algorithm making allowance for the transmission algorithm; and rating the data transmissions on the basis of a result of the evaluation of the reception times. Further, a corresponding apparatus for data transmission in a vehicle is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Kuchler, Frank Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200253242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for feeding a ruminant comprising i)a core comprising or consisting of a biologically active ingredient selected from the list consisting of i) amino acids, derivatives of amino acids, and/or salts of amino acids and/or of their derivatives, ii) proteins, iii) peptides, iv) carbohydrates, v) vitamins, and substances having similar functions, vi) probiotic microorganisms, vii) prebiotic foods, viii) choline and salts and/or derivatives thereof, and ix) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and salts and/or derivatives thereof, and ii) a coating surrounding said core, wherein said coating comprises one or more layers of a mixture comprising a saturated fat, and a fatty acid, and said coating comprises from 60 wt.-%+/?10% to 80 wt.-%+/?0% of the saturated fat and from 20 wt.-%+/?10% to 40 wt.-%+/?10% of the fatty acid, each based on the total weight of the coating, wherein the composition comprises from 5 wt.-%+/?10% to 30 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas HAEUSSNER, Georg BORCHERS, Harald JAKOB, Ulrike KOTTKE, Frank FISCHER, Claudia PARYS, Winfried HEIMBECK, Christian RABE, Karsten PORTNER
  • Publication number: 20200225465
    Abstract: A method is described for generating a visible image on a projection surface, in the course of which visible light is emitted from a first laser resonator, the visible light is deflected in the direction of the projection surface with the aid of a deflection element, in particular a micromirror, in order to generate the image, and a light spot of visible light is generated on the deflection element, and invisible light is emitted from a second laser resonator, and a light ring is generated on the deflection element from the invisible light, which enlarges the light spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Fischer, Gael Pilard
  • Publication number: 20200222331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for feeding a ruminant comprising i) a non-protein nitrogen compound, and ii) a coating surrounding the non-protein nitrogen compound, wherein said coating comprises one or more layers of a mixture of a saturated fat and a fatty acid, and said coating comprises from 60 wt.-%+/?10% to 85 wt.-%+/?10% of the saturated fat, e.g. hydrogenated fat, and from 15 wt.-%+/?10% to 40 wt.-%+/?10% of the fatty acid, each based on the total weight of the coating; a process for the preparation of said composition and its uses, e.g., for improving nitrogen utilization in a ruminant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas HAEUSSNER, Frank FISCHER, Georg BORCHERS, Ulrike KOTTKE, Christoph KOBLER, Cornelia BORGMANN, Karsten PORTNER
  • Patent number: 10710418
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention relates to a method for the radio-oriented optimization of wheel monitoring in a vehicle equipped with vehicle wheels, wherein the monitoring of at least one of the vehicle wheels is prompted by an electronic wheel unit arranged on the relevant vehicle wheel capturing at least one wheel operating parameter of the vehicle wheel, and radio signals containing information about the at least one captured wheel operating parameter being transmitted for a respective wheel rotational position of the vehicle wheel, stipulated by the electronic wheel unit, wherein the radio signals are received and evaluated by a control device of the vehicle and wherein the radio-oriented optimization of the wheel monitoring is prompted by the electronic wheel unit being used to transmit multiple radio signals for different wheel rotational positions, wherein the radio signals are received by means of the control device and rated in respect of their respective radio signal strength, wherein the control devic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Fischer, Thomas Haas, Matthias Kretschmann
  • Publication number: 20200096635
    Abstract: An object detection device is described for a light projection surface having at least one light source, which is developed to emit a light beam in such a way that a beam pattern of light beams emitted by a plurality of light sources or of partial beams of the at least one light beam emitted by the at least one light source is able to be radiated at least onto a portion of the light projection surface and/or at least into a partial environment of the light projection surface; and having a detection device which is developed to establish a possible penetration of the radiated beam pattern by an object, based on a reflection of the radiated beam pattern, and to output an object warning signal as the case may be.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Fischer, Gael Pilard
  • Publication number: 20200086697
    Abstract: A control device is provided for a wheel-monitoring system of a vehicle which is equipped with vehicle wheels. At least one of the vehicle wheels is equipped with an electronic wheel unit, arranged thereon, for detecting at least one wheel operating parameter of the respective vehicle wheel for transmitting wheel operating data to the control device. The control device makes available an abnormality message in the event of an abnormality which is determined on the basis of the transmitted wheel operating data. The control device also takes into account position data relating to a current position of the vehicle for the determination of the abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: FRANK FISCHER, MICHAEL LOEFFLER
  • Publication number: 20190329605
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention relates to a method for the radio-oriented optimization of wheel monitoring in a vehicle equipped with vehicle wheels, wherein the monitoring of at least one of the vehicle wheels is prompted by an electronic wheel unit arranged on the relevant vehicle wheel capturing at least one wheel operating parameter of the vehicle wheel, and radio signals containing information about the at least one captured wheel operating parameter being transmitted for a respective wheel rotational position of the vehicle wheel, stipulated by the electronic wheel unit, wherein the radio signals are received and evaluated by a control device of the vehicle and wherein the radio-oriented optimization of the wheel monitoring is prompted by the electronic wheel unit being used to transmit multiple radio signals for different wheel rotational positions, wherein the radio signals are received by means of the control device and rated in respect of their respective radio signal strength, wherein the control devic
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Frank FISCHER, Thomas HAAS, Matthias KRETSCHMANN
  • Patent number: 10317531
    Abstract: A module for measuring an object located in a position finding zone; the module being configured for generating a primary beam; the module having a scanning mirror structure; the scanning mirror structure being controllable to allow the primary beam to execute a scanning movement within the position finding zone; the module being configured to allow a secondary signal to be detected when the secondary signal is produced in response to the interaction of the primary beam with the object in a deflection position of the scanning mirror structure; the module being configured to generate position finding information as a function of the deflection position of the scanning mirror structure; the module featuring a semiconductor laser component; the semiconductor laser component being configured for producing the primary beam and for detecting the secondary signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Delfs, Frank Fischer, Reiner Schnitzer, Niklas Dittrich, Heiko Ridderbusch, Gael Pilard
  • Patent number: 10261778
    Abstract: A method for updating an operating function of a sensor, which has a memory that has a boot memory area for storing a boot function and an operating memory area for storing an operating function. The method has the following steps: execution of the boot function; checking whether an update for the operating function of the sensor needs to be performed; if an update for the operating function of the sensor does need to be performed, performing a plausibility check; if the plausibility check was successful, updating the operating function of the sensor such that data for an up-to-date operating function are received from an external unit and the data are written to the operating memory area. The reception of the data and the writing of the data to the operating memory area take place in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Fischer, Marc Pflugmann
  • Patent number: 10222459
    Abstract: A micromirror scanner and a method for controlling a micromirror scanner. The method includes furnishing a shot pattern which has at least information regarding first control application signals as a function of mirror positions of a displaceable micromechanical mirror of the micromirror scanner, which are designated to control a light source of the scanner; determining a mirror position of the mirror; emitting light beams into a solid angle; measuring light beams reflected at an object in the solid angle to determine a distance between the object and the scanner; determining a nature or position of the object with respect to the scanner as a function of the determined distance and the determined current mirror position; and adapting the shot pattern as a function of the position and/or nature of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Sparbert, Frank Fischer, Frank Schatz
  • Publication number: 20190025686
    Abstract: A method for producing a light module (1) comprises: putting in position, in particular pressing in, at least two, preferably three light sources (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d), in particular laser diodes, in a light source holder (3), in particular a diode holder; positioning a beam combination device (4) comprising at least one dichroic mirror (5) per laser diode, wherein the respective dichroic mirrors (5) are spaced from one another; putting in position collimation lenses (6), one in front of each of the laser diodes on a base plate (7) such that the light emitted from the laser diodes is collimated, preferably with a collimation lens (6) in a positioning module (8), wherein the dichroic mirrors (5) are simultaneously placed on the base plate (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hansruedi MOSER, Marcel WÄSPI, Patrick SPRING, Alexander EHLERT, Frank FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20190001766
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for transmitting data from a wheel unit, arranged on a wheel of a vehicle, to a central unit of the vehicle The invention relates to a method for transmitting data from a wheel unit (20-1 to 20-4), arranged on a wheel (W1-W4) of a vehicle (1), to a central unit (30) of the vehicle (1), involving: sending the data in the form of temporally spaced data transmissions (R1-R4) from the wheel unit (20-1 to 20-4) to the central unit (30), transmission times of the data transmissions (R1-R4) being stipulated by the wheel unit (20-1 to 20-4) according to a transmission algorithm; and receiving the data transmissions (R1-R4) sent by the wheel unit (20-1 to 20-4) by means of the central unit (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Continental AutomotiveGmbH
    Inventors: Gregor KUCHLER, Frank FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20180292867
    Abstract: A method for recording an image using a mobile device, the mobile device including a camera unit, a detection area being assigned to the camera unit, the mobile unit including a projection unit, a projection area being assigned to the projection unit, the detection area and the projection area at least partially overlapping, a piece of image information being projected into the detection area in a first method step, a recording medium of the camera unit being exposed in a second method step, which follows the first method step, the image generated by the exposure of the recording medium being stored in the mobile device in a third method step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hendrik Specht, Frank Fischer, Georg Mrusek
  • Patent number: 10046608
    Abstract: A method for localizing the installation position of wheels in a motor vehicle having at least a first, second and third wheels, includes allocating respective wheel electronics to the wheels for emitting a radio signal with an identifier and allocating at least one vehicle-side rotational angle sensor to at least a first possible installation position. The installation position of the first wheel is determined by output signals of the rotational angle sensor at a first possible installation position. In addition, the installation position of the second and third wheels is determined by measuring the field strength of radio signals with identifiers of the wheel electronics of the second and third wheels by using a vehicle-side receiving device. In this way, precise determination of the location of the wheel electronics can be performed with minimum expenditure on devices, without having to provide a rotational angle sensor on each wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Haas, Frank Fischer