Patents by Inventor Frank Heinrichs

Frank Heinrichs 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: 10342531
    Abstract: A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of the staple cartridge may be tapered or stepped. The anvil member has a tissue contacting surface that includes a number of pockets arranged for substantially aligning with the retention slots. In addition, the tissue contacting surface of the anvil member may complement the tissue contacting surface of the staple cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Henry E. Holsten, Frank J. Viola, Clifford L. Emmons, John W. Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan
  • Patent number: 10338158
    Abstract: A bias magnetic field sensor is disclosed. In an embodiment, a bias magnetic field sensor includes a magnetic field sensor package having a magnetic body attached to only a single side of the sensor package, wherein the magnetic body is configured to provide a magnetic field, and wherein the sensor package is configured to measure a modulation of the magnetic field by a generator object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Tobias Werth, Robert Hermann, Udo Ausserlechner, Helmut Koeck, Frank Heinrichs
  • Patent number: 10285694
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus has a clamp and a stapling mechanism. The clamp has a first jaw and a second jaw to clamp on a body tissue at a desired location for a stapling operation. The stapling mechanism is controlled by a trigger handle or a switch assembly. The surgical apparatus has a controller for providing a delay between clamping and actuating of the firing mechanism of the stapling mechanism. The delay provides for a desired amount of time for tissue compression producing a more uniform staple formation. The surgical apparatus also has an indicator. The indicator provides feedback about the status of the stapling mechanism and also displays a time of tissue compression by the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Frank J. Viola, Gregg Krehel, Guido Pedros, Michael A. Soltz, Robert DeSantis, Henry E. Holsten, Russell Heinrich, Michael Ingmanson, Philip Irka, David M. McCuen, Gene A. Stellon
  • Patent number: 9962312
    Abstract: A rollator walker with a travel carriage, a frame, and a support for a person's leg, the inclination of which, with respect to a horizontal plane in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the support, can be adjusted. The support is mounted on a supporting part, which is firmly connected to the frame via a joint with a first axle which is horizontal and transverse with respect to the longitudinal axis of the support, and via a supporting element which is at a distance from the first axle in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the support. The supporting element is connected to the supporting part via a manually adjustable mechanical positioning element, by which the vertical position of the supporting element can be changed with respect to the supporting part. As a result, the inclination of the support is adjustable without loss of stability, and the support is held securely in any set inclination position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ORTHOSCOOT GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Heinrich, Andreas Hertle
  • Publication number: 20170336503
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to machines including a movable part. A transmitter circuit is configured to generate a radio signal and to transmit the radio signal towards the movable part via a transmit waveguide. A reflection of the radio signal from the movable part is received by a receive waveguide and guided through the receive waveguide to a receiver circuit, which is configured to determine a position and/or a speed of the movable part based on at least the received radio signal. The transmitter circuit and the receiver circuit may be comprised by a radar sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Dirk Hammerschmidt, Farhan Bin Khalid, Frank Heinrichs, Erich Kolmhofer, Christof Michenthaler, Andreas Miller
  • Publication number: 20170323713
    Abstract: An electrical machine is disclosed. The electrical machine has a first part and a second part, the first part moveable relative to the second part. One of the first part and the second part has a plurality of cores for current-carrying windings. Each core is of soft magnetic composite material (SMC) and is shaped to be no wider at its ends than along its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Heinrich Moeller, John Tasker
  • Publication number: 20170143575
    Abstract: A rollator walker with a travel carriage, a frame, and a support for a person's leg, the inclination of which, with respect to a horizontal plane in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the support, can be adjusted. The support is mounted on a supporting part, which is firmly connected to the frame via a joint with a first axle which is horizontal and transverse with respect to the longitudinal axis of the support, and via a supporting element which is at a distance from the first axle in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the support. The supporting element is connected to the supporting part via a manually adjustable mechanical positioning element, by which the vertical position of the supporting element can be changed with respect to the supporting part. As a result, the inclination of the support is adjustable without loss of stability, and the support is held securely in any set inclination position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: ORTHOSCOOT GMBH
    Inventors: Frank HEINRICH, Andreas HERTLE
  • Patent number: 9577996
    Abstract: A method for remotely storing data is provided. The method comprises providing a first data file on a client computer; splitting, on the client computer, the first data file into at least two partial files; encrypting the at least two partial files with an encryption algorithm; distributing the at least two encrypted partial files in at least two remote storage locations; storing information about the at least two storage locations of the at least two encrypted partial files for a later retrieval of the at least two encrypted partial files; and storing decryption information for the decryption of the at least two encrypted partial files on the client computer. Further, a computer software product adapted for executing, when run on a computer, a method for remotely storing data is provided, and a client computer for executing the method for remotely storing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Pentland Firth Software GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Heinrich, Durim Morina
  • Publication number: 20160065547
    Abstract: A method for remotely storing data is provided. The method comprises providing a first data file on a client computer; splitting, on the client computer, the first data file into at least two partial files; encrypting the at least two partial files with an encryption algorithm; distributing the at least two encrypted partial files in at least two remote storage locations; storing information about the at least two storage locations of the at least two encrypted partial files for a later retrieval of the at least two encrypted partial files; and storing decryption information for the decryption of the at least two encrypted partial files on the client computer. Further, a computer software product adapted for executing, when run on a computer, a method for remotely storing data is provided, and a client computer for executing the method for remotely storing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Frank HEINRICH, Durim MORINA
  • Publication number: 20150331070
    Abstract: An embodiment of a magnetic-field sensor includes a magnetic-field sensor arrangement and a magnetic body which has, for example, a non-convex cross-sectional area with regard to a cross-sectional plane running through the magnetic body, the magnetic body having an inhomogeneous magnetization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Helmut Koeck, Tobias Werth, Frank Heinrichs, Udo Ausserlechner
  • Publication number: 20150102804
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system for magnetic self test. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) including a controller. Only one sensor is electrically coupled to the ECU, wherein the sensor includes a sensing element, a signal conditioning element electrically coupled to the sensing element and the controller, and a wire-on-chip (WOC) device disposed next to the sensing element. The system further includes a WOC stimulus element provided in the ECU or the sensor to drive the WOC to create a WOC magnetic field, wherein the system is configured to compare an expected sensor output signal that is caused by the WOC magnetic field with an actual sensor output signal by the controller or an additional signal assessment element in the sensor to identify whether the sensor is still functioning correctly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Heinrichs, Dirk Hammerschmidt
  • Patent number: 7021928
    Abstract: Grate plate for the push-type grate of a clinker cooler, which has a topside bearing surface exposed to the hot material to be cooled. The grate plate including a rear region having devices for connection to a grate-plate carrier, such that the grate plate front projects over an adjacent grate plate. Longitudinally extending edge strips are connected in a force-transmitting manner to the devices for connection to the grate-plate carrier to support the plate front. The topside bearing surface is formed by a cover plate which is free of the edge strips, at least in front of the grate-plate carrier, and which has freedom of expansion in the horizontal direction in relation to the support part comprising the edge strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Claudius Peters Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Theo Fehsenmayr, Reiner Fruhling, Frank Heinrich, Hartmut Meyer
  • Patent number: 6825393
    Abstract: An absorbent article containing a liquid pervious topsheet coated with a lotion composition is disclosed. The lotion composition comprises a plastic or fluid emollient such as mineral oil or petrolatum, an immobilizing agent such as a fatty alcohol or paraffin wax to immobilize the emollient on the surface of the topsheet, and optionally a hydrophilic surfactant to improve wettability of the coated topsheet. Because the emollient is substantially immobilized on the surface of the topsheet, less lotion is required to impart the desired therapeutic or protective lotion coating benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Frank Heinrich Bakes, Alrick Vincent Warner
  • Patent number: 6776457
    Abstract: A vehicle seat, more particularly aircraft seat, includes a seat bottom and a seat back disposed in a seat frame. The seat bottom can be folded down from a first near vertical position (I) into a second near horizontal position (II). This results in a comparatively simple, lightweight construction featuring good accessibility to several vehicle seats configured abreast and/or in rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew Muin, Markus Schumacher, Frank-Heinrich Schoenenberg, Christian Majunke
  • Patent number: 6675864
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite structure in which a foamed metal core (1) is surrounded with a metal body (3). The method includes the following steps: a) producing a foamed metal core (1) with an essentially closed surface; b) introducing the foamed metal core (1) into a pressure die-casting mold; c) filling the pressure die-casting mold at a first casting pressure (p1); d) reducing the first casting pressure (p1) before the pressure die-casting mold has been filled; e) filling the pressure die-casting mold entirely, the first casting pressure (p1) being reduced to zero or almost zero; and f) applying a second casting pressure (p2) and maintaining the second casting pressure for a predetermined holding period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat-Erlangen-Nurngerg
    Inventors: Robert F. Singer, Frank Heinrich, Carolin Korner, Gerhard Grotzschel
  • Publication number: 20030209929
    Abstract: A vehicle seat, more particularly aircraft seat, includes a seat bottom and a seat back disposed in a seat frame. The seat bottom can be folded down from a first near vertical position I into a second near horizontal position II. This results in a comparatively simple, lightweight construction featuring good accessibility to several vehicle seats configured abreast and/or in rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Andrew Muin, Markus Schumacher, Frank-Heinrich Schoenenberg, Beate Schoenenberg, Christian Majunke
  • Patent number: 6627787
    Abstract: An absorbent article containing a liquid pervious topsheet coated with a lotion composition is disclosed. The lotion composition reduces the adherence of BM to the skin of the wearer, thereby improving the ease of BM clean up. The lotion composition comprises a plastic or fluid emollient such as mineral oil or petrolatum, an immobilizing agent such as a fatty alcohol or paraffin wax to immobilize the emollient on the surface of the absorbent article topsheet, and optionally a hydrophilic surfactant to improve wettability of the coated topsheet. Because the emollient is substantially immobilized on the surface of the topsheet, less lotion is required to impart the desired therapeutic or protective lotion coating benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Frank Heinrich Bakes, Alrick Vincent Warner
  • Publication number: 20030167043
    Abstract: A diaper containing a liquid pervious topsheet coated with a lotion composition is disclosed. The lotion composition reduces the adherence of BM to the skin of the wearer, thereby improving the ease of BM clean up. The lotion composition comprises a plastic or fluid emollient such as mineral oil or petrolatum, an immobilizing agent such as a fatty alcohol or paraffin wax to immobilize the emollient on the surface of the diaper topsheet, and optionally a hydrophilic surfactant to improve wettability of the coated topsheet. Because the emollient is substantially immobilized on the surface of the topsheet, less lotion is required to impart the desired therapeutic or protective lotion coating benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Frank Heinrich Bakes, Alrick Vincent Warner
  • Publication number: 20030141032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a composite structure in which a foamed metal core (1) is surrounded with a metal body (3). Said method comprises the following steps: a) producing a foamed metal core (1) with an essentially closed surface; b) introducing the foamed metal core (1) into a pressure diecasting mould; c) filling said pressure diecasting mould at a first casting pressure (p1); d) reducing said first casting pressure (p1) before the pressure diecasting mould has been filled; e) filling the pressure diecasting mould entirely, the first casting pressure (p1) being reduced to zero or almost zero; and f) applying a second casting pressure (p2) and maintaining this for a predetermined holding period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Robert F Singer, Frank Heinrich, Carolin Korner, Gerhard Grotzschel
  • Patent number: 6586652
    Abstract: An absorbent article containing a liquid pervious topsheet coated with a lotion composition is disclosed. The lotion composition comprises a plastic or fluid emollient such as mineral oil or petrolatum, an immobilizing agent such as a fatty alcohol or paraffin wax to immobilize the emollient on the surface of the topsheet, and optionally a hydrophilic surfactant to improve wettability of the coated topsheet. Because the emollient is substantially immobilized on the surface of the topsheet, less lotion is required to impart the desired therapeutic or protective lotion coating benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Frank Heinrich Bakes, Alrick Vincent Warner