Patents by Inventor Frank Vogt

Frank Vogt 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: 10788196
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a converter device is provided. The device includes a phosphor element for converting a pump radiation into a conversion radiation and an excitation coil for producing an alternating magnetic field in which the phosphor element is arranged. The phosphor element has a conductor loop forming a coupling coil that is inductively coupled to the excitation coil such that the coupling coil and hence the phosphor element can be monitored by way of the inductive coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Massmann, Jens Richter, Peter Vogt, Jan Oliver Drumm
  • Patent number: 10717033
    Abstract: A filter element (100) that is to be mounted in a housing (102) has at least one substantially hollow cylindrical pleated filter (10, 20) designed to separate liquid from aerosol, and two cover elements (30, 40) designed to cover axial end regions (12, 14, 22, 24) of the pleated filter (10, 20). The axial end portions (12, 14, 22, 24) of the at least one pleated filter (10, 20) are pressed against the cover element (30, 40) by an axial compressing force. The at least one pleated filter (10, 20) is secured in the axial direction, and one respective sealing zone (16, 18, 26, 28) is formed between each pleated filter (10, 20) and each cover element (30, 40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Panni, Klemens Dworatzek, Janine Schmelzle, Frank Vogt, Goekhan Evcuemen
  • Publication number: 20200031231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display and operating device (10) for at least one vehicle component, in particular a radio, a CD and/or DVD player or similar audio and/or video player, a navigation device, an infotainment device, a heating, ventilating or aid condition control unit, or a human-machine interface, which is provided with a mechanical control element (18) for setting an operational parameter of at least one first vehicle component and a touch screen (12) for outputting information, and control keys (14) and/or other operational parameters for the first vehicle component and/or at least one second vehicle component. The touch screen (12) comprises a recess (16) and the mechanical operating element (18) is arranged in the recess (16) of the touch screen (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventor: Frank VOGT
  • Patent number: 10514764
    Abstract: An operating unit for a vehicle, e.g., an infotainment system for controlling diverse vehicle components, can include a housing and an operating element mounted in a spring-elastic manner on and/or in the housing along a vertical axis of movement extending substantially orthogonally to the operating surface and along a lateral axis of movement extending substantially transversely to the vertical axis of movement. The operating unit can also include at least one sensor for detecting an actuating movement of the operating element in the direction of the vertical axis of movement and an actuator arranged in and/or on the housing for the feedback movement of the operating element at least also in the lateral axis of movement during a detected actuating movement of the operating element, and a spring frame for the spring-elastic mounting of the operating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BEHR-HELLA THERMOCONTROL GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Vogt, Alexander Beschnitt, Markus Karliczek, Udo Treuguth
  • Patent number: 10464422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display and operating device (10) for at least one vehicle component, in particular a radio, a CD and/or DVD player or similar audio and/or video player, a navigation device, an infotainment device, a heating, ventilating or aid condition control unit, or a human-machine interface, which is provided with a mechanical control element (18) for setting an operational parameter of at least one first vehicle component and a touch screen (12) for outputting information, and control keys (14) and/or other operational parameters for the first vehicle component and/or at least one second vehicle component. The touch screen (12) comprises a recess (16) and the mechanical operating element (18) is arranged in the recess (16) of the touch screen (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BEHR-HELLA THERMOCONTROL GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Vogt
  • Publication number: 20190202197
    Abstract: A processing machine system has at least one mobile control unit. At least one substance-related feature of the processing machine system can be detected by the mobile control unit. Upon detection of the substance-related feature by the mobile control unit, data which is associated with the feature can be made available to a user by the mobile control unit. A method is provided for operating such a processing machine system. The invention provides an alternative processing machine system or an alternative method for operating a processing machine system. The data associated with the feature contains data concerning at least one consumable of the processing machine system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Stefan SINGER, Matthias ENGELMANN, Mario LINDNER, Matthias VOGT, Frank BROSCH, Matthias FÖRSTER
  • Patent number: 10329191
    Abstract: A glass roll, as well as a device and a method for manufacturing the glass roll are provided. The glass roll includes a glass ribbon having a thickness, a length in an x-direction, and a width in a y-direction. The glass ribbon has at least one defect site at a position, as well as at least one error mark disposed on the glass ribbon, and is wound up into a glass roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Andreas Ortner, Andreas Habeck, Clemens Ottermann, Thomas Roßmeier, Frank Macherey, Jürgen Vogt, Rainer Liebald, Thomas Wiegel, Ulrich Battmer, Uwe Wilkens
  • Patent number: 10311390
    Abstract: A commit event to a database table of a first set of database tables, of a distributed database system, can be detected. The first set of database tables can have a set of first table characteristic and the commit event can have a set of commit event characteristics. The commit event can be correlated to a database table of a second set of database tables based on the set of commit event characteristics. The commit event can be assigned a state based on the correlation of the commit event to a database table of the second set of database tables. First and second documents associated with the commit event can be generated. The second document can be based on the state of the commit event and can include adjustment information associated with the commit event and the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Stefan Walz, Joachim Liebler, Birgit Oettinger, Martin Vogt, Frank Emminghaus
  • Publication number: 20190084423
    Abstract: The operating unit for a vehicle, in particular for a vehicle component, is provided with a housing (10) which has an operating element (12), such as a display for example, and is designed to be secured in a device, in particular in a vehicle dashboard. The operating element (12) is elastically mounted on the housing (10). An actuator (16) is additionally provided for mechanically exciting the operating element (12) when an operation of the operating element (12) has been detected. Finally, the operating unit also has a vibration compensating mass (20) which can be mechanically excited by the actuator or by one actuator (16) when an operation of the operating element (12) has been detected and/or which is mounted on the housing (10) and can be moved in order to substantially compensate for forces acting on the housing (10) when the operating element (12) is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Harri Pankratz, Bastian Bandlow, Alexander Beschnitt, Frank Vogt
  • Publication number: 20190033973
    Abstract: An operating unit for a vehicle, e.g., an infotainment system for controlling diverse vehicle components, can include a housing and an operating element mounted in a spring-elastic manner on and/or in the housing along a vertical axis of movement extending substantially orthogonally to the operating surface and along a lateral axis of movement extending substantially transversely to the vertical axis of movement. The operating unit can also include at least one sensor for detecting an actuating movement of the operating element in the direction of the vertical axis of movement and an actuator arranged in and/or on the housing for the feedback movement of the operating element at least also in the lateral axis of movement during a detected actuating movement of the operating element, and a spring frame for the spring-elastic mounting of the operating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Frank VOGT, Alexander BESCHNITT, Markus KARLICZEK, Udo TREUGUTH
  • Patent number: 9979391
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating unit (10) for an electrical apparatus, in particular a vehicle component such as, for example, a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning installation, which is provided with a housing (12) having a front wall (14), with an operating strip (18) that projects beyond the front wall (14), which has an elongated operating surface (20) with a plurality of adjacently arranged operating fields (22, 24, 26, 28, 30), and with a support element (32) for the operating strip (18), which is arranged in the housing (12). The operating strip (18) is connected to the support element (32) by means of connecting webs (48) which protrude in the respective areas between the operating panels (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) of the operating strip (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Beschnitt, Winfried Fust, Michael Steinkamp, Frank Vogt
  • Publication number: 20180099566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display and operating device (10) for at least one vehicle component, in particular a radio, a CD and/or DVD player or similar audio and/or video player, a navigation device, an infotainment device, a heating, ventilating or aid condition control unit, or a human-machine interface, which is provided with a mechanical control element (18) for setting an operational parameter of at least one first vehicle component and a touch screen (12) for outputting information, and control keys (14) and/or other operational parameters for the first vehicle component and/or at least one second vehicle component. The touch screen (12) comprises a recess (16) and the mechanical operating element (18) is arranged in the recess (16) of the touch screen (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventor: Frank VOGT
  • Publication number: 20170361261
    Abstract: A filter element (100) that is to be mounted in a housing (102) has at least one substantially hollow cylindrical pleated filter (10, 20) designed to separate liquid from aerosol, and two cover elements (30, 40) designed to cover axial end regions (12, 14, 22, 24) of the pleated filter (10, 20). The axial end portions (12, 14, 22, 24) of the at least one pleated filter (10, 20) are pressed against the cover element (30, 40) by an axial compressing force. The at least one pleated filter (10, 20) is secured in the axial direction, and one respective sealing zone (16, 18, 26, 28) is formed between each pleated filter (10, 20) and each cover element (30, 40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Panni, Klemens Dworatzek, Janine Schmelzle, Frank Vogt, Goekhan Evcuemen
  • Publication number: 20170155387
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating unit (10) for an electrical apparatus, in particular a vehicle component such as, for example, a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning installation, which is provided with a housing (12) having a front wall (14), with an operating strip (18) that projects beyond the front wall (14), which has an elongated operating surface (20) with a plurality of adjacently arranged operating fields (22, 24, 26, 28, 30), and with a support element (32) for the operating strip (18), which is arranged in the housing (12). The operating strip (18) is connected to the support element (32) by means of connecting webs (48) which protrude in the respective areas between the operating panels (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) of the operating strip (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander Beschnitt, Winfried Fust, Michael Steinkamp, Frank Vogt
  • Patent number: 9535447
    Abstract: A rotary/push operating device (10) for a man-machine interface, in particular for an operating unit of a vehicle, comprises a manually operable rotary/push element (12) which can be rotated about a rotational axis (15) and which can be pushed down in the direction of the rotational axis (15), and a rolling-body bearing (14) which defines the rotational axis (15) and which comprises a immobile bearing ring (18), a movable bearing ring (20), and a rolling-body cage (22) arranged between said bearing rings. The rotary/push element (12) is coupled to the movable bearing ring (20) in such a manner that the rotary/push element (12) will move together with the movable bearing ring (20) when, during rotation of the rotary/push element (12), the movable bearing ring (20) rotates or is axially moved in the direction of the rotational axis (15). The rolling-body cage (22) comprises a plurality of rolling bodies (24) arranged in at least one radial plane of the rolling-body cage (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BEHR-HELLA THERMOCONTROL GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Vogt
  • Patent number: 9372498
    Abstract: The rotary/push operating device (10) for a human-machine interface, in particular for a vehicle component, such as an air conditioning system, is provided with a rotary/push operating element (12) that can be rotated about a guide shaft (14) in a rotary movement and moved axially along the guide shaft (14). Furthermore, the rotary/push operating device (10) has a rolling bearing unit (30) having an outer bearing ring (32), an inner bearing ring (34) and rolling elements (36,38) arranged therebetween, wherein one of the bearing rings (32, 34) is connected with the rotary/push operating element (12) in a rotationally fixed manner and can be rotated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Fust, Frank Vogt
  • Patent number: 9331691
    Abstract: The control unit, in particular for a vehicle component, is provided with a manually actuable control element (12) for selecting and optionally for activating a control function, wherein the control element (12) can be moved manually into a selection and/or trigger position for selecting and optionally for activating a control function. In addition, the control unit has a capacitive tactile sensor (41) for identifying manual touching contact with the control element (12) and optionally identifying the event of a hand approaching the control element (12), wherein the tactile sensor (41) has a first and a second electrode (38, 40), which have electrode sides which substantially face one another and are spaced apart from one another. The first electrode (38) is arranged on the control element (12). The second electrode (40) is arranged immovably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: BEHR-HELLA THERMOCONTROL GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Fust, Frank Vogt
  • Publication number: 20150160683
    Abstract: The rotary/push operating device (10) for a human-machine interface, in particular for a vehicle component, such as an air conditioning system, is provided with a rotary/push operating element (12) that can be rotated about a guide shaft (14) in a rotary movement and moved axially along the guide shaft (14). Furthermore, the rotary/push operating device (10) has a rolling bearing unit (30) having an outer bearing ring (32), an inner bearing ring (34) and rolling elements (36, 38) arranged therebetween, wherein one of the bearing rings (32, 34) is connected with the rotary/push operating element (12) in a rotationally fixed manner and can be rotated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Winfried Fust, Frank Vogt
  • Publication number: 20130276572
    Abstract: A rotary/push operating device (10) for a man-machine interface, in particular for an operating unit of a vehicle, comprises a manually operable rotary/push element (12) which can be rotated about a rotational axis (15) and which can be pushed down in the direction of the rotational axis (15), and a rolling-body bearing (14) which defines the rotational axis (15) and which comprises a immobile bearing ring (18), a movable bearing ring (20), and a rolling-body cage (22) arranged between said bearing rings. The rotary/push element (12) is coupled to the movable bearing ring (20) in such a manner that the rotary/push element (12) will move together with the movable bearing ring (20) when, during rotation of the rotary/push element (12), the movable bearing ring (20) rotates or is axially moved in the direction of the rotational axis (15). The rolling-body cage (22) comprises a plurality of rolling bodies (24) arranged in at least one radial plane of the rolling-body cage (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Frank Vogt
  • Publication number: 20130256112
    Abstract: The control unit, in particular for a vehicle component, is provided with a manually actuable control element (12) for selecting and optionally for activating a control function, wherein the control element (12) can be moved manually into a selection and/or trigger position for selecting and optionally for activating a control function. In addition, the control unit has a capacitive tactile sensor (41) for identifying manual touching contact with the control element (12) and optionally identifying the event of a hand approaching the control element (12), wherein the tactile sensor (41) has a first and a second electrode (38, 40), which have electrode sides which substantially face one another and are spaced apart from one another. The first electrode (38) is arranged on the control element (12). The second electrode (40) is arranged immovably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Winfried Fust, Frank Vogt