Patents by Inventor Harald Heinrich

Harald Heinrich 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: 10847817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to determine a content of a gas component in a gas mixture delivered recirculating through an anode chamber (12) or a cathode chamber (13) of a fuel cell (10), wherein the delivery takes place via a delivery device (26) functioning according to the positive displacement principle. The invention also relates to a fuel cell system (100) configured to execute the method. According to the invention, the content of the gas component is determined depending on geometric parameters (V, ?) and operating parameters (n, U, I) of the delivery device (26), as well as on thermodynamic state variables (p, T) of the gas mixture. The sought target quantity, for example a hydrogen component of an anode gas, can thus be determined in a simple and robust manner from quantities that are already known or measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AG, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Harald Heinrich, Wolfgang Hable, Torsten Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20200326195
    Abstract: Provided is a method and an apparatus for computer-implemented traffic control of motor vehicles in a predetermined area, in which, at predetermined intervals, respectively: values of traffic parameters are ascertained in the predetermined area by way of data capture, wherein at least some of the traffic parameters relate to the motor vehicles traveling in the predetermined area and the traffic parameters of a respective motor vehicle include its current position, direction of travel and speed; a set of optimized traffic control actions, which include the adjustment of variable traffic signaling devices, is determined by an optimization using a learned data-driven model and the optimized traffic control actions are carried out, wherein the optimization takes account of predicted air quality values and the data-driven model is learned by training data from a simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Gavranovic, Sylvia Glas, Veronika Heinrich, Harald Held, Christine Zeller
  • Publication number: 20200308168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fluorophenyl substituted muscarinic receptor ligands with selectivity for M3 over M2 and to the use of these compounds in the treatment of various diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and urinary incontinence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Ashutosh BANERJEE, Amelie BARTUSCHAT, Katrin EITEL, Peter GMEINER, Markus HEINRICH, Josefa HOFMANN, Harald HÜBNER, Hannelore RAMPP, Benjamin SCHAAKE, Brian KOBILKA, Roger SUNAHARA, Mary Joyce CLARK, Inbar FISH, Brian SHOICHET
  • Patent number: 10434760
    Abstract: There is described a color control pattern (CP) for the optical measurement of colors printed on a sheet or web substrate (S) by means of a multicolor printing press, especially by means of a multicolor security printing press, which substrate (S) exhibits an effective printed region (EF) having a multicolor printed image comprising a plurality of juxtaposed colored areas (A-H) printed with a corresponding plurality of printing inks of different colors, wherein the color control pattern (CP) is located in a margin portion (Im) of the substrate (S) next to the effective printed region (EF). The color control pattern (CP) comprises one or more color control strips (a-d) extending transversely to a direction of transport (T) of the substrate (S), each color control strip (a-d) comprising a plurality of distinct color control fields (CF, CFA to CFH) consisting of printed fields of each relevant printing ink that is printed in the effective printed region (EF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Jean-Baptiste Lanternier
  • Patent number: 10403913
    Abstract: A fuel cell device (1) including an anode-gas path (3) and a method for operating a fuel cell device (1). In order to wet an anode of the fuel cell device (1) in a simple manner, an anode-gas drainage section (13) of the fuel cell device (1) is connected to an anode-gas supply section (7) of the fuel cell device (1) in a water-conducting manner and water is added to an anode-gas that is carried to the fuel cell (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Martin Arendt, Harald Heinrich
  • Publication number: 20190176461
    Abstract: There is described a color control pattern (CP) for the optical measurement of colors printed on a sheet or web substrate (S) by means of a multicolor printing press, especially by means of a multicolor security printing press, which substrate (S) exhibits an effective printed region (EF) having a multicolor printed image comprising a plurality of juxtaposed colored areas (A-H) printed with a corresponding plurality of printing inks of different colors, wherein the color control pattern (CP) is located in a margin portion (Im) of the substrate (S) next to the effective printed region (EF). The color control pattern (CP) comprises one or more color control strips (a-d) extending transversely to a direction of transport (T) of the substrate (S), each color control strip (a-d) comprising a plurality of distinct color control fields (CF, CFA to CFH) consisting of printed fields of each relevant printing ink that is printed in the effective printed region (EF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas TÜRKE, Harald Heinrich WILLEKE, Jean-Baptiste LANTERNIER
  • Publication number: 20190036133
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to determine a content of a gas component in a gas mixture delivered recirculating through an anode chamber (12) or a cathode chamber (13) of a fuel cell (10), wherein the delivery takes place via a delivery device (26) functioning according to the positive displacement principle. The invention also relates to a fuel cell system (100) configured to execute the method. According to the invention, the content of the gas component is determined depending on geometric parameters (V, ?) and operating parameters (n, U, I) of the delivery device (26), as well as on thermodynamic state variables (p, T) of the gas mixture. The sought target quantity, for example a hydrogen component of an anode gas, can thus be determined in a simple and robust manner from quantities that are already known or measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Harald HEINRICH, Wolfgang HABLE, Torsten SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20170155159
    Abstract: A fuel cell device (1) including an anode-gas path (3) and a method for operating a fuel cell device (1). In order to wet an anode of the fuel cell device (1) in a simple manner, an anode-gas drainage section (13) of the fuel cell device (1) is connected to an anode-gas supply section (7) of the fuel cell device (1) in a water-conducting manner and water is added to an anode-gas that is carried to the fuel cell (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Martin Arendt, Harald Heinrich
  • Patent number: 9440360
    Abstract: A change-over coupling (1) for robot-guided vehicles (3) has a plurality of media couplings (11, 12) and has coupling parts (4, 5) having basic supports (6, 7), media coupling supports (13, 14) and a coupling mechanism (8), and also peripherally arranged interfaces (16) having a fitting element for the media couplings (11, 12). The interfaces (16) have a plurality of fitting elements (19, 19?, 20, 20?), which act in a plurality of different directions or axes and which are arranged preferably at a periphery, in particular on a circumference of a disc-like or annular basic support (6, 7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: KUKA SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Harald Heinrich, Matthias Binswanger
  • Patent number: 9216569
    Abstract: There is described a device (1) for offline inspection and color measurement of printed sheets for the production of banknotes and like printed securities, comprising (i) a console (10) having a supporting surface (10a) for supporting a sample printed sheet (S), (ii) a multipurpose measuring apparatus (20), which multipurpose measuring apparatus (20) comprises multiple sensors (22, 23) including at least one camera (22) for taking images of selected portions of the sample printed sheet (S) and a color measurement sensor (23) for performing spectrophotometric, colorimetric, and/or densitometric measurements at selected locations on (22, 23) the sample printed sheet (S), (iii) a display (30) for displaying the images taken by the camera (22) and the measurements performed by the color measurement sensor (23), and (iv) a control and processing unit (40) coupled to the multipurpose measuring apparatus (20) and the display (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Jean-Baptiste Lanternier
  • Patent number: 9042632
    Abstract: There is described a method for touchless counting of substantially planar substrates, especially banknotes, which are stacked in the form of stacks of substrates, said method comprising the following steps: taking at least one sample image of a portion of a side of a stack of substrates, which sample image contains contrast information representing substrate edges that extend along substantially a first direction in the sample image; processing the contrast information representing the substrate edges within the sample image (10), which processing includes subjecting at least one area of interest (20) within the sample image (10) to anisotropic diffusion to produce a processed image containing a substantially coherent set of continuous lines representing the substrate edges; and counting the number of substrate edges in said processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Denis Petker, Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20150040785
    Abstract: There is described a device (1) for offline inspection and color measurement of printed sheets for the production of banknotes and like printed securities, comprising (i) a console (10) having a supporting surface (10a) for supporting a sample printed sheet (S), (ii) a multipurpose measuring apparatus (20), which multipurpose measuring apparatus (20) comprises multiple sensors (22, 23) including at least one camera (22) for taking images of selected portions of the sample printed sheet (S) and a color measurement sensor (23) for performing spectrophotometric, colorimetric, and/or densitometric measurements at selected locations on (22, 23) the sample printed sheet (S), (iii) a display (30) for displaying the images taken by the camera (22) and the measurements performed by the color measurement sensor (23), and (iv) a control and processing unit (40) coupled to the multipurpose measuring apparatus (20) and the display (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Thomas Turke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Jean-Baptiste Lanternier
  • Publication number: 20140147029
    Abstract: There is described a method for touchless counting of substantially planar substrates, especially banknotes, which are stacked in the form of stacks of substrates, said method comprising the following steps: taking at least one sample image of a portion of a side of a stack of substrates, which sample image contains contrast information representing substrate edges that extend along substantially a first direction in the sample image; processing the contrast information representing the substrate edges within the sample image (10), which processing includes subjecting at least one area of interest (20) within the sample image (10) to anisotropic diffusion to produce a processed image containing a substantially coherent set of continuous lines representing the substrate edges; and counting the number of substrate edges in said processed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Denis Petker, Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20130319269
    Abstract: There is described a color control pattern (CP) for the optical measurement of colors printed on a sheet or web substrate (S) by means of a multicolor printing press, especially by means of a multicolor security printing press, which substrate (S) a exhibits an effective printed region (EF) having a multicolor printed image comprising a plurality of juxtaposed colored areas (A-H) printed with a corresponding plurality of printing inks of different colors, wherein the color control pattern (CP) is located in a margin portion (Im) of the substrate (S) next to the effective printed region (EF). The color control pattern (CP) comprises one or more color control strips (a-d) extending transversely to a direction of transport (T) of the substrate (S), each color control strip (a-d) comprising a plurality of distinct color control fields (CF, CFA to CFH) consisting of printed fields of each relevant printing ink that is printed in the effective printed region (EF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Jean-Baptiste Lanternier
  • Publication number: 20130294829
    Abstract: A change-over coupling (1) for robot-guided vehicles (3) has a plurality of media couplings (11, 12) and has coupling parts (4, 5) having basic supports (6, 7), media coupling supports (13, 14) and a coupling mechanism (8), and also peripherally arranged interfaces (16) having a fitting element for the media couplings (11, 12). The interfaces (16) have a plurality of fitting elements (19, 19?, 20, 20?), which act in a plurality of different directions or axes and which are arranged preferably at a periphery, in particular on a circumference of a disc-like or annular basic support (6, 7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Harald Heinrich, Matthias Binswanger
  • Patent number: 8230787
    Abstract: An area coverage, which is carried out by a volume of printing ink transferred to a print stock by an inking unit of a printing press, can be adjusted. An ink feed to the inking unit can be disengaged in zones or can be interrupted in the inking and upon reaching of a final phase of a printing process which was previously carried out by the printing press. The volume of printing ink remaining on the print stock after such a disengagement or interruption in the ink feed in the inking unit in the final phase of the printing process previously carried out by the printing press, is transferred to the print stock until the area coverage made by the volume of printing ink transferred to the print stock equals a specified target value of area coverage for an impression of a subsequent printing process. A corresponding method is also provided for execution in a printing press that has a plurality of printing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Steven Flemming, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Publication number: 20120132260
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first and a second apparatus, each to accommodate at least one photovoltaic module. The first apparatus is coupled by its first end to a first end of the second apparatus so that a second end of the first apparatus located opposite the first end, and a second end of the second apparatus located opposite the first end are arranged at a distance to each other on a surface which is at a distance from the coupling of the first ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Hirsch, Claus Alt, Harald Heinrich
  • Patent number: 8176847
    Abstract: The plausibility of at least one measured value, that is determined in a printing press, and that includes a density of an ink applied to a stock, is assessed. The stock is conveyed through the printing press and the ink is applied to the stock in several inking zones. A relation is formed between a measured ink density value, which is determined for a specific ink in a selected ink zone, and a measured ink density value determined for the same ink in at least one other inking zone. The measured ink density value for the specific ink in the selected ink zone is rejected as being implausible, and is not used for automatically regulating the ink in the printing press, if the relation between the measured value and the measured value for the same ink in the at least one other inking zone inadmissibly either exceeds or lies below at least one predefined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Felix Hartmann, Stefan Arthur Budach, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 8100057
    Abstract: The ink in a printing press, in which a stock of material is being printed in an ongoing printing process, is registered. At least one ink is applied to the stock in several inking zones. A measured value, indicating an ink density, is determined for the at least one ink which is being applied to the stock in the printing process and within the printing press. A relation is formed between the measured ink density for a specific ink in a selected ink zone and a measured ink density value determined for the same ink in at least one other inking zone. The relation between the measured ink density values in different inking zones is formed only if the majority of the inking zones of a specific inking unit of the printing press supply one respective measured ink density value for an ink supplied by that inking unit, and when the measured ink density value reaches at least a predetermined fraction of a preset, desired value in the respective inking zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Felix Hartmann, Stefan Arthur Budach, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Publication number: 20110297027
    Abstract: An area coverage, which is carried out by a volume of printing ink transferred to a print stock by an inking unit of a printing press, can be adjusted. An ink feed to the inking unit can be disengaged in zones or can be interrupted in the inking and upon reaching of a final phase of a printing process which was previously carried out by the printing press. The volume of printing ink remaining on the print stock after such a disengagement or interruption in the ink feed in the inking unit in the final phase of the printing process previously carried out by the printing press, is transferred to the print stock until the area coverage made by the volume of printing ink transferred to the print stock equals a specified target value of area coverage for an impression of a subsequent printing process. A corresponding method is also provided for execution in a printing press that has a plurality of printing units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Steven Flemming, Harald Heinrich Willeke