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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 8001898
    Abstract: A method is used for adapting an inking unit of a printing press. During a setup phase for the printing press, at least a first actual value with regard to an ink application that is set at the inking unit and that is applied to the printed material, is determined by use of a first measuring device. The inking unit is initially set using this first actual value. During continuous printing of the printing press, a plurality of second actual values, with respect to a printed image formed on the printed materials, are determined using a second measuring device which is different from the first measuring device. These second values are fed to an ink adapting device for the inking unit. At least one of these several actual values, which corresponds to the setting mode in the setting phase, is set in the ink adjusting device as its setpoint value. The ink adjusting device detects deviations of the other second actual values for this setpoint value and adjusts the inking unit to minimize these deviations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Publication number: 20110132221
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Felix Hartmann, Stefan Arthur Budach, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Publication number: 20110132218
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Felix Hartmann, Stefan Arthur Budach, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7802830
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling an article in semiconductor fabrication in which the article is completely separated from a gripper by a frozen liquid. The gripper includes a feeding device for introducing a liquid such as a high-purity water or a decontaminating liquid. The gripper also includes a cooling device for freezing the liquid. A suction take-in device applies negative pressure to hold the article against the frozen liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Gerd Brueckner, Arthur Deutschlaender, Harald Heinrich, Germar Schneider, Steffen Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20100116164
    Abstract: A method is used for adapting an inking unit of a printing press. During a setup phase for the printing press, at least a first actual value with regard to an ink application that is set at the inking unit and that is applied to the printed material, is determined by use of a first measuring device. The inking unit is initially set using this first actual value. During continuous printing of the printing press, a plurality of second actual values, with respect to a printed image formed on the printed materials, are determined using a second measuring device which is different from the first measuring device. These second values are fed to an ink adapting device for the inking unit. At least one of these several actual values, which corresponds to the setting mode in the setting phase, is set in the ink adjusting device as its setpoint value. The ink adjusting device detects deviations of the other second actual values for this setpoint value and adjusts the inking unit to minimize these deviations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7672486
    Abstract: The quality of printed matter, which is one of several copies of the same printed matter produced by a printing machine, is evaluated. An amount of copies of the printed matter is selected from the total production of this printed matter. The selected amount of these copies are evaluated with regard to at least one error type which belongs to an amount of different error types or with regard to at least one feature of the error. Within the selected amount of copies, an error of a defined error type or of a defined feature, which is detected on at least one of the copies, is evaluated in relation to at least one error of another type or feature detected on the same copy, or another copy of the selected amount. The printed matter is classified as having good or bad quality based on that evaluation. A common reading, producing image data, is obtained by an image sensor from the selected copies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Diederichs, Volker Lohweg, Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7664294
    Abstract: A system is provided for inspecting a printed image. The system is provided with at least one evaluation unit, a display device and an image scanner. That scanner takes an image that represents, at least partially, a printed image. The copied printed image belongs to a sequence of images printed on a print carrier by a printing machine. The evaluation unit receives data that is correlated to an image which has been taken, and evaluates that data by comparing it with recorded data of at least one preceding image, or with a reference image. The display device is provided with a graphic display surface that is comprised of several areas which are controlled, in a different manner, by the evaluation unit, and which are preferably simultaneously displayed. A first area displays several images, such as the just taken image, the preceding image and the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörn Sacher, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7650019
    Abstract: A method is used for the early identification of a deviation in the printed images which have been formed by a printing press during continuous production. A second decision threshold is provided, in addition to a decision regarding good or bad print quality. A current printed image, that has been captured, is compared with a reference image. If the current image deviates from the reference image, that deviation is evaluated using two decision thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7609878
    Abstract: Color deviations of images are analyzed using a sensor. The received image sensor signal is analyzed pixel by pixel. An image sensor signal is produced for each color channel from a plurality of color channels. An image sensor signal from a first channel, and one from a second channel, are combined. An output signal of a first color contrast channel is generated. Now an image sensor signal from a third channel is combined with the ones from the first and second image sensors. An output signal of a second color contrast channel is generated. The outputs of these color contrast channels are classified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7513196
    Abstract: At least one register and an ink density are controlled in a printing machine having at least one printing unit which includes a forme cylinder, a transfer cylinder, and a counter-pressure cylinder. An image sensor records an image from a print substrate, which is imprinted with ink, inside the printing unit, and sends data correlated to that image to an evaluation unit. The data for the last printed image is compared with prior data and in response, the evaluation unit generates a command that is directed to an actuator for controlling the supply of ink. The image sensor is oriented towards the print substrate and detects the entire width of the printed substrate, which width is transverse to a direction of substrate conveyance. The evaluation unit generates the actuating command to control the supply of ink based on data from the image sensor and taken over the entire width of the substrate. The evaluation unit also controls register, based on this data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Arthur Budach, Volker Lohweg, Bernd Rüdiger Stöber, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7477294
    Abstract: The image data of a camera system is corrected. The camera system includes a color camera which supplies three output signals to three separate color channels, in the form of output signal vectors. The output signal vectors, the coefficients of which represent the output signals supplied by the color camera to the three color channels in a specific position lying in the range of observation, are multiplied by a correction matrix, particularly a square one. The corrected output signal vectors are then processed further in the camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 7464645
    Abstract: A printing machine has at least one machine element which can be adjusted by the use of a setting element. An adjustment of the one machine element has an effect on the quality of the printing performed by the printing machine. An optical detection device, which includes a sensor that is oriented toward the surface of a material which is being printed, detects the quality of the printing. A controlling device receives data from the optical sensor and adjusts, together with the setting element, the at least one machine element based on a difference between a quality of the printing which has been specified as a set value and the quality of the printing detected as an actual value by the optical detection device. This adjustment is done to manage the differences between the set value and the actual value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harald Heinz Peter Jeschonneck, Stefan Arthur Budach, Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Andreas Ewald Heinrich Bernard
  • Patent number: 7447353
    Abstract: A material, with at least one identification characteristic, is subjected to a qualitative evaluation. A color image of this at least one identification characteristic is taken using an electronic image sensor which produces an electrical signal that is evaluated by an evaluation device. Another electrical signal is obtained from at least one reference image and is stored in a data memory. The second electric signal, has a set point value, for the first electric signal, for at least two set point values contained in the reference image. The first signal is compared to at least two set point values in the second image. The color image of the identification characteristic is tested for deviation from the reference. The identification characteristic is checked for association with at least one aspect of the identification characteristic of the material. The tasks are carried out in a continuous working process being carried out by a machine, such as a printing machine, during a continuous printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Diederichs, Volker Lohweg, Jörn Sacher, Bernd Rüdiger Stöber, Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Publication number: 20080212844
    Abstract: A method is used for the early identification of a deviation in the printed images which have been formed by a printing press during continuous production. A second decision threshold is provided, in addition to a decision regarding good or bad print quality. A current printed image, that has been captured, is compared with a reference image. If the current image deviates from the reference image, that deviation is evaluated using two decision thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Turke, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Publication number: 20080038904
    Abstract: The invention relates inter alia to a method and apparatus for handling an article in semiconductor fabrication. For example, the method includes handling the article by completely separating the article from a gripper by a frozen liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Gerd Brueckner, Arthur Deutschlaender, Harald Heinrich, Germar Schneider, Steffen Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7184584
    Abstract: A method for qualitatively evaluating material with at least one identification characteristic, whose position can vary within an expectation range designated by tolerance limits, involves the use of at least one illuminating device, at least one photoelectric sensor and an evaluating device. At least one background reference value and at least one mask reference are stored in the evaluating device. The background reference represents the characteristics of a printed image, particularly the gray scale value, in at least one portion which surrounds the identification characteristic. The mask reference represents the geometrical contour of the identification characteristic. During inspection of the printed material, differential image data is found, at least from the expectation range, from the actual image data, and from the background reference value in the evaluating device. The actual position of the identification characteristic is subsequently derived in the evaluating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörn Sacher, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Publication number: 20070009861
    Abstract: A simulator with a manipulator having several rotation axes and a seat unit fixed to the manipulator hand flange is proposed, in which there is at least one screen movable between a display position in front of the seat unit and an entry and exit position enabling entry to the seat unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Harald Heinrich
  • Publication number: 20040179724
    Abstract: A method for qualitatively evaluating material with at least one identification characteristic, whose position can vary within an expectation range designated by tolerance limits, involves the use of at least one illuminating device, at least one photoelectric sensor and an evaluating device. At least one background reference value and at least one mask reference are stored in the evaluating device. The background reference represents the characteristics of a printed image, particularly the gray scale value, in at least one portion which surrounds the identification characteristic. The mask reference represents the geometrical contour of the identification characteristic. During inspection of the printed material, differential image data is found, at least from the expectation range, from the actual image data, and from the background reference value in the evaluating device. The actual position of the identification characteristic is subsequently derived in the evaluating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Jorn Sacher, Harald Heinrich Willeke
  • Patent number: 6622845
    Abstract: The transport system for transporting items such as carriers for wafers or wafers without carriers. Conveying devices transport the items between branching devices, which branch the items to different conveying devices and to processing devices, at which the items are processed, and to storage devices, wherein the items temporarily stored. Each item to be transported has an information medium, wherein at least one first destination address is stored. The item thus carries its own destination address and can be transported to a specific processing device that corresponds to the destination address. A first destination address is read at each inlet and outlet of the transport system (at the lifts in the example) at a processing device and a second destination address is written after the processing operation at the inlets and outlets. Each branching device uses an internal destination address list to define the branching direction in that the information medium of each item is read at each branching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harald Heinrich, Peter Österreich, Jörg Recklies, Falk Odrich, Andre Welzk