Patents by Inventor Frank Koenig

Frank Koenig 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: 11479635
    Abstract: A graft macromer, comprising the reaction product of at least one macromer being at least one molecule which comprises in its structure one or more hydroxyl-terminated polyether and/or polyester chains, with at least one grafting compound which comprises in its structure at least one at least monoalkoxylated or at least monohalogenated silyl group and at least one alkyl, cycloalkyl or aryl containing group which is reactive towards the hydroxyl group of the macromer, is used for dispersing e.g. SiO2 in a polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Thielbeer, Christian Koenig, Amir Doroodian, Heinz-Dieter Lutter, Sebastian Richter, Udo Hadick
  • Patent number: 11446679
    Abstract: An outlet device (24) of a separator (10) has an outlet channel (38) for discharging a liquid phase from a rotating drum of the separator (10). The outlet channel (38) extends along a rotational axis (16) in a fixed tube device (42) of the separator (10). A cap (74) is connected fixedly to the tube device (42), surrounds the tube device (42), and covers the drum in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Flottweg SE
    Inventors: Thomas Koenig, Benno Vielhuber, Stefan Bichlmeier, Frank Giegler, Ronny Jaensch
  • Patent number: 11440080
    Abstract: A method for producing a heat exchanger is disclosed. The method includes a) providing two heat exchanger plates of the heat exchanger that are to be joined to one another; b) wetting at least one common local joining zone of the two heat exchanger plates with solder; c) forming the heat exchanger by brazing the two heat exchanger plates via local heating of the at least one common joining zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Steffen Ensminger, Thomas Feldhege, Bernd Gruenenwald, Frank Koch, Andreas Koenig, Michael Kranich, Matthias Tuerpe, Cord Voelker
  • Publication number: 20220258986
    Abstract: A system and a method for condition monitoring during the operation of a conveyor system, in particular an airport baggage conveyor system, includes conveyor units and a background system. A conveyor unit includes an individual conveyor line and/or a group of conveyor lines. It is possible to record an individual current characteristic of an individual conveyor unit. Each individual conveyor unit has a defined current characteristic during fault-free operation and the background system is configured to record the defined current characteristic and the actual current characteristic of the conveyor unit. The background system is configured to analyze the actual current characteristic of the conveyor unit and to signal, on the basis of the analysis, an impending wear and/or a malfunction of the conveyor system, in particular of a conveyor line of the conveyor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Frank Koenig, Ivan Castelino, Dominik Kimling, Harsha Kallayya Mathad, Arun Kumar Unnikrishna Karnaver
  • Publication number: 20220234837
    Abstract: If a failure of components of a transport-system sliding contact can be predicted, preventive maintenance that is sometimes unnecessary is eliminated and an alternative run-to-failure approach associated with downtime can be avoided. A system and a method detect wear of a transport system, which system has a sliding contact with a current collector and a current-carrying conductor. A current-collector vibration sensor mounted on the current collector is configured to register vibrations produced by driving motion of the vehicle along the current-carrying conductor and to wirelessly transmit the vibrations to a background system. The background system is configured to subject data transmitted to the background system, in particular the registered vibrations, to an analysis and to signal wear of the transport system, in particular wear of the current collector and/or of the current-carrying conductor, on the basis of the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Frank Koenig
  • Patent number: 11279567
    Abstract: A method for wear detection during the operation of a conveying system having a closed circulating path, a pick-up which is attached to at least one running gear and which makes contact with a surface of a rail in the case of wear of the wheel and/or the rail, includes using a sensor coupled to the pick-up to register vibrations produced by the contact. The vibrations are transmitted wirelessly to a background system and are evaluated. The method and a conveying system allow wear detection, in particular in the case of closed conveying systems, and considerably reduce maintenance complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frank Koenig
  • Publication number: 20210345523
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) comprising hardware equipment (3) having hardware components (10) enclosed by a chassis (2) having a front side (2A) and a rear side (2B), and auxiliary equipment (5) movable within the chassis (2) along at least one transportation rail (7) with a non-linear trajectory extending in horizontal plane between a first position at the front side (2A) of the chassis (2) and a second position behind the hardware equipment (3) at the rear side (2B) of the chassis (2), wherein a part of the hardware components (10) is at least temporarily removable from the chassis (2) or movable within the chassis (2) to provide space (11) for moving the auxiliary equipment (5) within the chassis (2) along the at least one transportation rail (7) between the first and second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Uwe Gröschner, Henrik Beil, Henrik Streve, Falk Steiner, Frank König
  • Publication number: 20210302707
    Abstract: A method for operating a surgical microscope having a camera is described. The method includes the following steps: a code that is able to be captured in a set frequency range is introduced into the field of view of the camera, at least one image which includes the code is captured via the camera, an evaluation device is used to identify the code and compare the latter to set features of a code required to activate at least one function, and if the identified code has the set features, the activation of the function is authorized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Bart, Axel Lorenz, Frank Koenig, Frank Keib
  • Publication number: 20210188566
    Abstract: A method for wear detection during the operation of a conveying system having a closed circulating path, a pick-up which is attached to at least one running gear and which makes contact with a surface of a rail in the case of wear of the wheel and/or the rail, includes using a sensor coupled to the pick-up to register vibrations produced by the contact. The vibrations are transmitted wirelessly to a background system and are evaluated. The method and a conveying system allow wear detection, in particular in the case of closed conveying systems, and considerably reduce maintenance complexity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventor: FRANK KOENIG
  • Patent number: 10156718
    Abstract: A protection glass adapter for a surgical microscope has a first abutment surface which can be brought into contact with a corresponding second abutment surface of the microscope. The adapter has a guide opening for receiving a main objective. The guide opening is a truncated cone with a central axis. The greater diameter of the truncated cone is formed toward the first abutment surface. A positioning element of the adapter is rigid and arranged on the first abutment surface. The positioning element is received with form-fit engagement in a mating element on the surgical microscope. The adapter has a holding element. A holding force in the form of a magnetic force can be applied by the holding element parallel to the central axis between the adapter and the microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Frank Koenig, Daniel Lindner
  • Patent number: 9757205
    Abstract: The stand base is for a surgical microscope. The stand base is for setting up on a floor configured as a planar surface and includes at least a first weight module; a base body defining an underside and accommodating the first weight module; a support arrangement connected to the base body and supporting the stand base with at least three support points in contact engagement with the floor to permit setting up the stand base; the support points conjointly defining a support plane whereat the support points are in contact engagement with the floor; the underside of the base body facing toward the support plane; an ancillary body; the base body having a receiving arrangement in the underside for releasably accommodating the ancillary body; and, the underside of the base body and the support plane conjointly defining a smallest spacing therebetween which is greater than 10 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Hanna Christ, Frank Koenig
  • Patent number: 9731908
    Abstract: An overturning system is provided for a conveyor system, in particular an airport baggage conveyor system, which is suitable for transporting goods on a conveyor section. The goods can preferably be transported in the transport direction resting in a stable position on the conveyor section and, as the goods pass the conveyor section, the goods are moved into the stable position with the aid of a goods overturning unit. The goods overturning unit is divided into individual segments. The goods, which are initially in a non-stable position, are overturned into a stable position with the goods overturning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frank Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170215982
    Abstract: The stand base is for a surgical microscope. The stand base is for setting up on a floor configured as a planar surface and includes at least a first weight module; a base body defining an underside and accommodating the first weight module; a support arrangement connected to the base body and supporting the stand base with at least three support points in contact engagement with the floor to permit setting up the stand base; the support points conjointly defining a support plane whereat the support points are in contact engagement with the floor; the underside of the base body facing toward the support plane; an ancillary body; the base body having a receiving arrangement in the underside for releasably accommodating the ancillary body; and, the underside of the base body and the support plane conjointly defining a smallest spacing therebetween which is greater than 10 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Hanna Christ, Frank Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170168292
    Abstract: A protection glass adapter for a surgical microscope has a first abutment surface. The first abutment surface can be brought into contact with a corresponding second abutment surface of the microscope. The adapter has a guide opening for receiving a main objective. The guide opening is a truncated cone with a central axis. The greater diameter of the truncated cone is formed toward the first abutment surface. The adapter has a positioning element. The positioning element is rigid and is arranged on the first abutment surface or on the surface of the guide opening. The positioning element is suitable for being received with form-fit engagement in a mating element on the surgical microscope. The adapter has a holding element. A holding force can be applied by the holding element parallel to the central axis between the adapter and the microscope. The holding force is formed by magnetic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Koenig, Daniel Lindner
  • Patent number: 9622830
    Abstract: The stand base is for a surgical microscope. The stand base is for setting up on a floor configured as a planar surface and includes at least a first weight module; a base body defining an underside and accommodating the first weight module; a support arrangement connected to the base body and supporting the stand base with at least three support points in contact engagement with the floor to permit setting up the stand base; the support points conjointly defining a support plane whereat the support points are in contact engagement with the floor; the underside of the base body facing toward the support plane; an ancillary body; the base body having a receiving arrangement in the underside for releasably accommodating the ancillary body; and, the underside of the base body and the support plane conjointly defining a smallest spacing therebetween which is greater than 10 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Hanna Christ, Frank Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170008704
    Abstract: An overturning system is provided for a conveyor system, in particular an airport baggage conveyor system, which is suitable for transporting goods on a conveyor section. The goods can preferably be transported in the transport direction resting in a stable position on the conveyor section and, as the goods pass the conveyor section, the goods are moved into the stable position with the aid of a goods overturning unit. The goods overturning unit is divided into individual segments. The goods, which are initially in a non-stable position, are overturned into a stable position with the goods overturning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: FRANK KOENIG
  • Patent number: D816139
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Nadine Geller, Daniel Lindner, Frank Koenig, Philipp Simon, Jasmin Grosser
  • Patent number: D839943
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Nadine Geller, Daniel Lindner, Frank Koenig
  • Patent number: D840457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Nadine Geller, Daniel Lindner, Frank Koenig
  • Patent number: D840458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Nadine Geller, Daniel Lindner, Frank Koenig