Patents by Inventor Hansjurgen Horter

Hansjurgen Horter 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: 10300271
    Abstract: An EMS training device includes an EMS stimulus generating unit for generating EMS stimuli following a specified excitation pattern with current pulses and/or an alternating current. EMS electrodes are attached to a living body in pairs for applying the EMS stimuli to the body. Line branches connect the EMS electrodes to the EMS stimulus generating unit to apply the EMS stimuli to corresponding EMS electrodes such that a current with a specified amplitude and frequency pattern is conducted through the body. To protect the EMS electrodes and/or other susceptible elements of the line branches from corrosion, the EMS training device has at least one measuring device for measuring a value of a resistance in the line branch, a comparison device for comparing the value with a target value, and at least one compensation device for compensating for a deviation of the actual value from the target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Miha Bodytec GmbH
    Inventors: Hansjürgen Horter, Jürgen Decker
  • Publication number: 20190105788
    Abstract: A safety system for safeguarding cooperative operation of people, robots and machines with respect to a technical installation, comprising a first safety-related device which is configured to monitor a first hazardous area of the technical installation and to bring the technical installation into a safe state if a hazardous condition is detected. The safety system is further configured to identify an autonomously operating technical unit and to register the autonomously operating technical unit when it satisfies a defined condition. Further, the safety system restricts monitoring of the first hazardous area by the first safety-related device in response to the registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas PILZ, Hansjürgen HORTER, Matthias HOLZÄPFEL
  • Publication number: 20190024269
    Abstract: A woven fabric having at least three layers disposed on top of one another. One layer forms a lowermost woven fabric layer and another layer forms an uppermost woven fabric layer. A first and a second woven layer have electrically conductive warp threads and/or electrically conductive weft threads. An intermediate layer is disposed between the first woven fabric layer and the second woven fabric layer. The first woven fabric layer, the second woven fabric layer, and the intermediate layer form a sensor arrangement which has an electrical property that varies while a force acts on the layers. Each of the uppermost and lowermost woven fabric layer in terms of weaving technology is connected to one of the other woven fabric layers present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hansjürgen HORTER, Karl GÖNNER, Paul HOFMANN, Metin CALISKAN, Onedin IBROCEVIC, Matthias KUCZERA
  • Publication number: 20190017885
    Abstract: A woven fabric having at least three layers that are arranged one above the other. Two of the layers form a first and a second woven fabric layer that each comprises electrically conductive warp threads and/or weft threads. Another one of the layers forms an intermediate layer that is arranged between the first and second woven fabric layers. The first and the second woven fabric layers, together with the intermediate layer, form a sensor arrangement that comprises an electrical characteristic that changes when a force is acting upon the layers. The first and second woven fabric layers each comprises electrically conductive strips and electrically non-conductive strips that extend in a warp direction (K) or in a weft direction (S), with the strips being arranged adjacent to one another in an alternating manner. The strips of the second woven fabric layer extend in a transverse manner with respect to the strips of the first woven fabric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hansjürgen HORTER, Karl GÖNNER, Paul HOFMANN, Metin CALISKAN, Onedin IBROCEVIC, Matthias KUCZERA
  • Publication number: 20180163945
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting means arrangement (28) and to a method for producing same. The lighting means arrangement (28) comprises at least one lighting means (20), for example a light-emitting diode chip (21) comprising at least one light emission surface (22). A cover body (24) is associated with one or more lighting means, covering at least one light emission surface (22) and being connected to the lighting means (20) in a bonded manner. A scattering element arrangement (37) is associated with each of the cover bodies (24). The scattering element arrangement (37) is connected to the cover body (24) in a bonded manner, for example, using adhesion or moulding. The scattering element arrangement (37) comprises at least one coherent textile material part (38), for example a woven and/or a knitted and/or a interlaced and/or a non-woven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hansjürgen Horter, Stefan Loy, Sebastian Stoll, Paul Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20180087765
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surface area light (10), in particular for use in a piece of clothing (30). The surface area light (10) according to the invention has a cover layer (11) having a light emission area (12). A reflection layer (13) having a reflection area (14) is arranged on the side opposite the cover layer (11). A first scattering layer (15) made of a textile material, preferably a textile fabric, directly adjoins the cover layer (11). The textile fabric can be connected to the cover layer in a laminar manner or can be in contact thereto. Light sources (16) are arranged at a distance from each other in a longitudinal direction L in one or more rows. The light sources (16) have a light emission side (17) which faces the reflection layer (13). A spacer means (19) secures a minimum distance between the light sources (16) and the reflection layer (13). The light emitted from the light sources (16) is reflected on the reflection layer (13) to the cover layer (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Hansjürgen Horter, Stefan Loy, Sebastian Stoll, Paul Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20170252559
    Abstract: An EMS training device includes an EMS stimulus generating unit for generating EMS stimuli following a specified excitation pattern with current pulses and/or an alternating current. EMS electrodes are attached to a living body in pairs for applying the EMS stimuli to the body. Line branches connect the EMS electrodes to the EMS stimulus generating unit to apply the EMS stimuli to corresponding EMS electrodes such that a current with a specified amplitude and frequency pattern is conducted through the body. To protect the EMS electrodes and/or other susceptible elements of the line branches from corrosion, the EMS training device has at least one measuring device for measuring a value of a resistance in the line branch, a comparison device for comparing the value with a target value, and at least one compensation device for compensating for a deviation of the actual value from the target value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hansjürgen Horter, Jürgen Decker
  • Publication number: 20170173324
    Abstract: An EMS exercise device is provided which includes EMS electrodes and at least one sacrificial anode, preferably a dedicated sacrificial anode for each EMS electrode. The at least one sacrificial anode is connected to the EMS electrodes in an electrically conductive manner in order to protect the EMS electrodes and/or other elements in the electrically conductive connections from corrosion. In addition, an EMS electrode with a sacrificial anode, an EMS garment a sacrificial anode, an EMS signal cable a sacrificial anode, an EMS pulse generating unit a sacrificial anode, and an EMS undergarment with a sacrificial anode for an EMS exercise device are provided, and a method for operating an EMS exercise device, for which a sacrificial anode is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Hansjürgen Horter, Peter Österreicher, Jürgen Decker, Jonas Peinze
  • Patent number: 8032199
    Abstract: A garment preferably in the form of a body suit which carries one or more sensors for sensing bodily functions of a wearer of the body suit. The body suit preferably has stretchable sections or belts upon which the sensors are carried such that the sensors are maintained in proper position on the body for reliable detection of the body functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: DITF Deutsche Institute fur Textil-und Faserforschung
    Inventors: Carsten Linti, Heinrich Planck, Hansjurgen Horter, Ursula Gutknecht
  • Publication number: 20080091097
    Abstract: A garment preferably in the form of a body suit which carries one or more sensors for sensing bodily functions of a wearer of the body suit. The body suit preferably has stretchable sections or belts upon which the sensors are carried such that the sensors are maintained in proper position on the body for reliable detection of the body functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: DITF Deutsche Institute fur Textil-und Faserforschung
    Inventors: Carsten Linti, Heinrich Planck, Hansjurgen Horter, Ursula Gutknecht
  • Patent number: 6186188
    Abstract: A coupling device for the releasable connection of a lifting element, in particular of a jacquard machine, to at least one lifting element of a warp thread in a weaving machine. The preferred coupling device connects a sinker cord of a jacquard machine to a harness cord of the harness of a weaving machine. The coupling device has a first coupling part assigned to the lifting element and a second coupling part assigned to the harness cord. The coupling parts execute a radial relative movement during coupling and uncoupling. The coupling device provides for rotational alignment of the two coupling parts with one another. At least one coupling part is assigned or capable of being assigned a rotational alignment mechanism. The coupling device is used in a system which rapidly connects and disconnects many connectors at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Deutsche Institute für Textil und Faserforschung Stuttgart Stifftung des öffentlichen Rechts
    Inventors: Hansjürgen Horter, Fritz Bayer, Rolf Guse
  • Patent number: 6050302
    Abstract: A method and a device for fast setup or retrofit of a weaving machine, from/to which a warping beam and auxiliary shedding mechanism are removed or supplied for a change in warp and/or for a change in article to be woven. A harness is provided for the weaving machine, which is applied or removed as a unit for the setup or retrofit, under loosening and/or closing of connections to a Jacquard machine and also under release or attachment in the region of a low-tension device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Deutsche Institute fur Textil-und Faserforschung
    Inventors: Rolf Guse, Hansjurgen Horter