Patents by Inventor Guy Bach

Guy Bach 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: 10863253
    Abstract: A method operates a mobile readout system having at least one stationary consumption meter and a mobile readout receiver for reading out the consumption meter as the readout receiver moves past the consumption meter. A two-way communication takes place between the consumption meter and the readout receiver by using the consumption meter to transmit status information stored in the consumption meter, using the readout receiver to receive the status information, using the readout receiver to request additional information from the consumption meter by using a request command, and transmitting encrypted additional information from the consumption meter to the readout receiver. A readout receiver having a receiver for acquiring data from a plurality of spatially distributed consumption meters by using radio transmission according to the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Guy Bach, Bernard Dockwiller, Eric Perrin, Thomas Blank, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Thomas Kauppert, Klaus Gottschalk, Stefan Herr
  • Publication number: 20200196032
    Abstract: A method for collecting data of a consumption, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state in a supply network for consumables. A measuring element of a local sensor provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to at least one physical or physico-chemical variable or at least one physical or physico-chemical parameter, as raw measurement data. In order to determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are determined in advance using a correlation model, time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model, and the time stamps are transmitted via a wired connection and/or via a radio path. The raw measurement data are reconstructed and evaluated based on the time stamps with the correlation model. The conditions for generating time stamps can be changed dynamically within the framework of the correlation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHMITZ, THOMAS KAUPPERT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, ACHIM SCHMIDT, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200191609
    Abstract: A method for collecting data, preferably in connection with a consumption, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state in a supply network for consumables. A measuring element of a local sensor provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to at least one physical or physico-chemical variable or parameter, as raw measurement data. In order to determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are determined in advance using a correlation model, time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model, the time stamps are transmitted and the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element are reconstructed and evaluated on the basis of the time stamps using the correlation model. The temporal offset between a sensor and a receiver is corrected by transmitting telegrams to compensate for the temporal offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: ACHIM SCHMIDT, THOMAS KAUPPERT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200196033
    Abstract: A method for collecting data, preferably in connection with a consumption, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state in a supply network for consumables. A measuring element of a local sensor supplies raw measurement data in the form of elementary measurement units that correspond to a physical or physico-chemical variable or parameter. In order to define the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are defined in advance using a correlation model, time stamps of successive items of raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model, the time stamps are transmitted so that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element is reconstructed on the basis of the time stamps using the correlation model, and analyzed. The transmission is performed with a dynamically adaptable redundancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHMITZ, THOMAS KAUPPERT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, ACHIM SCHMIDT, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200191607
    Abstract: A method collects data, a physical or physico-chemical parameter and/or an operating state, during operation of a sensor. The sensor contains a measuring element which provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to a physical or physico-chemical variable or the physical or physico-chemical parameter, as raw measurement data, and the sensor has a communication device and a memory. To determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are first determined using a correlation model. Time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model. The time stamps are transmitted with the result that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element are reconstructed and evaluated based on the time stamps using the correlation model. Wherein operating state monitoring of the sensor is carried out by comparing current time stamps with historical and/or empirical time stamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH SOSNA, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Achim Schmidt, Thomas Kauppert, Stefan Schmitz, Klaus Gottschalk, Guy Bach, Aster Breton
  • Publication number: 20200196031
    Abstract: A method collects data via a sensor being part of a supply network which distributes a consumable. The sensor contains a measuring element which provides elementary measuring units, which correspond to a variable or a parameter, as raw measurement data, where consumption data are generated from the elementary measuring units. The sensor has a communication device and a storage device. To determine the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are determined using a correlation model. Time stamps of successive raw measurement data are generated in the sensor based on the correlation model, the time stamps are transmitted via a wired connection and/or via a radio path, with the result that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element are reconstructed and evaluated on the basis of the time stamps using the correlation model. The consumption data are transmitted in parallel with the time stamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Petra JOPPICH-DOHLUS, Thomas KAUPPERT, Achim SCHMIDT, Stefan SCHMITZ, Christoph SOSNA, Klaus GOTTSCHALK, Guy BACH, Aster BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200191608
    Abstract: A method collects data during operation of a local sensor as a component of a supply network for distributing a consumable. The supply network contains a master in communication with the local sensor via a primary communication path. The sensor contains a measuring element which supplies, as raw measurement data, elementary measurement units. A wired primary communication path is provided between the sensor and the master. To define the measurement resolution of the sensor, the conditions for generating time stamps are defined in advance using a correlation model. The time stamps of successive items of raw measurement data are generated in the sensor on the basis of the correlation model. The time stamps are transmitted via the primary communication path so that the raw measurement data acquired by the measuring element is reconstructed using the correlation model on the basis of the time stamps received by the master, and analyzed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, THOMAS KAUPPERT, ACHIM SCHMIDT, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, GUY BACH, ASTER BRETON
  • Publication number: 20200128309
    Abstract: A method for collecting data delivered by sensors each containing a measurement element, which sensors are equipped for radio communication and include a device for storing and preparing measurement signals recorded by the respective measurement elements for the transmission of the signals, and an autonomous power source. The method includes the following steps: recording successive raw measurement data corresponding to time-stamped, elementary measurement units of at least one physical or physical-chemical variable or parameter delivered by the measurement element of a particular sensor; in each sensor concerned, storing the raw measurement data in the memory device of the sensor; transmitting the unprocessed raw measurement data in compressed form via a radio link; and collecting, storing and evaluating the raw measurement data transmitted from a multiplicity of sensors in a remote central processing facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: GUY BACH
  • Publication number: 20200014989
    Abstract: A method operates a mobile readout system having at least one stationary consumption meter and a mobile readout receiver for reading out the consumption meter as the readout receiver moves past the consumption meter. A two-way communication takes place between the consumption meter and the readout receiver by using the consumption meter to transmit status information stored in the consumption meter, using the readout receiver to receive the status information, using the readout receiver to request additional information from the consumption meter by using a request command, and transmitting encrypted additional information from the consumption meter to the readout receiver. A readout receiver having a receiver for acquiring data from a plurality of spatially distributed consumption meters by using radio transmission according to the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: GUY BACH, BERNARD DOCKWILLER, ERIC PERRIN, THOMAS BLANK, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, THOMAS KAUPPERT, KLAUS GOTTSCHALK, STEFAN HERR
  • Patent number: 10120036
    Abstract: The autonomous electronic module (1) includes: —a cell (2) providing a supply current (Icell) to the electronic module, —a resistor (2) connected in series with the cell, the resistor exhibiting terminals, —elements for measuring a voltage (20) across the terminals of the resistor and elements for evaluating the charge remaining (10, 11, 12), arranged so as to process a measurement of the voltage in order to calculate the charge remaining of the cell (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DIEHL METERING SAS
    Inventors: Bernard Dockwiller, Guy Bach
  • Publication number: 20160349332
    Abstract: The autonomous electronic module (1) includes: —a cell (2) providing a supply current (Icell) to the electronic module, —a resistor (2) connected in series with the cell, the resistor exhibiting terminals, —elements for measuring a voltage (20) across the terminals of the resistor and elements for evaluating the charge remaining (10, 11, 12), arranged so as to process a measurement of the voltage in order to calculate the charge remaining of the cell (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Bernard DOCKWILLER, Guy BACH
  • Patent number: 7576533
    Abstract: Inductive angular-position sensor, including a partially metallized disk that moves in rotation around its axis of revolution; and a stator that includes a primary coil and several secondary coils, whereby the secondary coils are arranged essentially symmetrically in pairs relative to the axis of revolution, so as to form one or more pairs of secondary coils, whereby the secondary coils of each pair are connected, on the one hand, to one another, in series and in phase opposition relative to one another, and, on the other hand, to the terminals of a measuring element that can generate an output signal that depends on the voltage at the terminals of the pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Sappel
    Inventors: Guy Bach, Bernard Dockwiller
  • Publication number: 20080164869
    Abstract: Inductive angular-position sensor, including a partially metallized disk that moves in rotation around its axis of revolution; and a stator that includes a primary coil and several secondary coils, whereby the secondary coils are arranged essentially symmetrically in pairs relative to the axis of revolution, so as to form one or more pairs of secondary coils, whereby the secondary coils of each pair are connected, on the one hand, to one another, in series and in phase opposition relative to one another, and, on the other hand, to the terminals of a measuring element that can generate an output signal that depends on the voltage at the terminals of the pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Sappel
    Inventors: Guy Bach, Bernard Dockwiller
  • Patent number: 6082169
    Abstract: A method for detecting water meter malfunction and calculating the duration thereof, includes measuring the average flow rate for each volume unit detected after the preceding volume unit, comparing this average flow rate with two limit flow rates which are a first flow rate corresponding to the minimal flow rate when the meter is operating normally and a second flow rate corresponding to the minimal flow rate when the meter is operating defectively, calculating, when an average flow rate is found to be higher than the first flow rate, the relation between the sum of recorded volume units between the two flow rates and the sum to which is added the sum of volume units recorded at flow rates higher than the second flow rate, starting a clock when this relation is lower than a defectiveness threshold and stopping it when the relation is once more higher than the said threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme de Production de Procedes de Comptage de l'Eau et Autres Liquides, SAPPEL
    Inventor: Guy Bach
  • Patent number: 6061453
    Abstract: A radio communication system supplied by a battery, comprising at least one emitter and a receiver. The receiver operates in an intermittent manner between an active mode and a stand-by mode. The receiver has a frequency of intermittent operation such that the time in the active mode is the shortest possible time. The emitter emits at least one short field to the receiver, this field comprising minimum information for the initialization of a communication such that the time for stabilization of the receiver is compatible with the time in the active mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Societe d'Applications Mecaniques et Electriques de Boulogne Billancourt, Sappel
    Inventor: Guy Bach