Patents by Inventor Heinrich Hess

Heinrich Hess 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: 20200206009
    Abstract: The application relates to an active joint orthosis, particularly an orthosis for the hip joint, with an extended therapeutic function and including a joint splint with articulated arms that can be pivoted relative to one another and a pad that can be actively moved via a coupling joint or cam profile on one articulated arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Heinrich HESS, Hans B. BAUERFEIND
  • Publication number: 20200119249
    Abstract: A thermionic energy converter, preferably including an anode and a cathode. An anode of a thermionic energy converter, preferably including an n-type semiconductor, one or more supplemental layers, and an electrical contact. A method for work function reduction and/or thermionic energy conversion, preferably including inputting thermal energy to a thermionic energy converter, illuminating an anode of the thermionic energy converter, thereby preferably reducing a work function of the anode, and extracting electrical power from the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jared William Schwede, Lucas Heinrich Hess
  • Patent number: 10546990
    Abstract: A thermionic energy converter, preferably including an anode and a cathode. An anode of a thermionic energy converter, preferably including an n-type semiconductor, one or more supplemental layers, and an electrical contact. A method for work function reduction and/or thermionic energy conversion, preferably including inputting thermal energy to a thermionic energy converter, illuminating an anode of the thermionic energy converter, thereby preferably reducing a work function of the anode, and extracting electrical power from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Spark Thermonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared William Schwede, Lucas Heinrich Hess
  • Patent number: 10473252
    Abstract: A line connector with two mutually separate flow paths for the connection of a pipe-in-pipe line. The line connector has an inner connecting element for connecting to an inner pipe of the pipe-in-pipe line, an outer connecting element for connecting to an outer pipe of the pipe-in-pipe line, a first attachment element for attachment of the first line to the inner pipe, and a second attachment element for attachment of the second line to the outer pipe. The inner connecting element and the first attachment element are integrally formed on a separate attachment part. The outer connecting element is integrally formed on a separate pipe adapter part. And, the second attachment element is integrally formed on a separate connecting sleeve. The connecting sleeve permits at both sides, in the unassembled state, being pushed over the outer pipe. The invention also relates to a line set including the line connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Oberdorfer, Jochem-Andreas Hess, Roland Klein, Eugen Heinrichs, Sascha Rosenfeldt
  • Publication number: 20190115520
    Abstract: A thermionic energy converter, preferably including an anode and a cathode. An anode of a thermionic energy converter, preferably including an n-type semiconductor, one or more supplemental layers, and an electrical contact. A method for work function reduction and/or thermionic energy conversion, preferably including inputting thermal energy to a thermionic energy converter, illuminating an anode of the thermionic energy converter, thereby preferably reducing a work function of the anode, and extracting electrical power from the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jared William Schwede, Lucas Heinrich Hess
  • Patent number: 10186650
    Abstract: A thermionic energy converter, preferably including an anode and a cathode. An anode of a thermionic energy converter, preferably including an n-type semiconductor, one or more supplemental layers, and an electrical contact. A method for work function reduction and/or thermionic energy conversion, preferably including inputting thermal energy to a thermionic energy converter, illuminating an anode of the thermionic energy converter, thereby preferably reducing a work function of the anode, and extracting electrical power from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Spark Thermonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared William Schwede, Lucas Heinrich Hess
  • Publication number: 20180323362
    Abstract: A thermionic energy converter, preferably including an anode and a cathode. An anode of a thermionic energy converter, preferably including an n-type semiconductor, one or more supplemental layers, and an electrical contact. A method for work function reduction and/or thermionic energy conversion, preferably including inputting thermal energy to a thermionic energy converter, illuminating an anode of the thermionic energy converter, thereby preferably reducing a work function of the anode, and extracting electrical power from the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jared William Schwede, Lucas Heinrich Hess
  • Publication number: 20170266030
    Abstract: A bandage for the back or pelvis has adjacent pads mounted on an inner face of a supporting piece in a back area of the bandage, respectively one fastener strap piece for applying the bandage by joining together the ends of the two fastener strap pieces attaching at the opposite edge regions of the supporting piece, and two tensioning belts being assigned to the supporting piece, which are guided in such a manner that the pads approach each other when tensioning the tensioning belts and apply a pressure dependent on a tension force acting on the tensioning belts onto the relevant body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventor: Heinrich HESS
  • Patent number: 9545328
    Abstract: A medical aid for supporting the function of the knee joint, in particular a knee joint orthosis with a pad engaging around the patella of the knee joint. An improved patellar pad has the additional function of supporting movement and has additional preventive/therapeutic functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann, Hans B. Bauerfeind, Oliver Marx
  • Patent number: 9393147
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bandage for knee joints that includes an elastic textile stocking, an annular or clasp-like elastic profiled insert arranged in or at the textile stocking to encase at least the lateral (fibula-side) section of the patella of the knee joint and at least one flexible, inelastic tensile strap essentially extending in the longitudinal direction of the bandage over the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Rainer Scheuermann, Hans B. Bauerfeind, Heinrich Hess
  • Publication number: 20130338557
    Abstract: A medical aid for supporting the function of the knee joint, in particular a knee joint orthosis with a pad engaging around the patella of the knee joint. An improved patellar pad has the additional function of supporting movement and has additional preventive/therapeutic functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann, Hans B. Bauerfeind, Oliver Marx
  • Patent number: 8579843
    Abstract: A knee joint bandage made of elastic textile material having a profiled insert encompassing the kneecap in a recess, the insert being covered by an overlay fastened to the textile material. Within the profile insert is a flexible, non-expandable tensioning member for connecting the regions of the kneecap poles on the fibula side in an arc around the kneecap wherein the distance between these regions increases during bending of the knee joint, the distance of the arc from the connecting line of the knee poles is decreased, and the tensioning member presses on the adjacent side of the kneecap, displacing the same medially and centering it. The bandage is provided with a flexible tensioning band, which partially covers the kneecap in its peripheral area relative to the tensioning member, the tensioning band substantially extends in the direction between the kneecap poles such that it counteracts a lifting of the kneecap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Hans H. Bauerfeind, Wolfgang Krause, Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann
  • Publication number: 20130110023
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bandage for knee joints comprising an elastic textile stocking, an annular or clasp-like elastic profiled insert arranged in or at the textile stocking to encase at least the lateral (fibula-side) section of the patella of the knee joint and at least one flexible, inelastic tensile strap essentially extending in the longitudinal direction of the bandage over the knee joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventors: Rainer Scheuermann, Hans B. Bauerfeind, Heinrich Hess
  • Patent number: 8337442
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ankle orthosis comprising a U-shaped support stirrup made of a flexible material, the sides of which stirrup converge beneath the foot in a web projecting as a tab toward the metatarsus, extend past the bones, and are held together at their end regions by a fastening strap wrapping around the leg. The tab has a convexity, which presses against the cuboid bone of the foot due to a preloading of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann, Wolfgang Krause
  • Publication number: 20100106066
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ankle orthosis comprising a U-shaped support stirrup made of a flexible material, the sides of which stirrup converge beneath the foot in a web projecting as a tab toward the metatarsus, extend past the bones, and are held together at their end regions by a fastening strap wrapping around the leg. The tab has a convexity, which presses against the cuboid bone of the foot due to a preloading of the tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann, Wolfgang Krause
  • Publication number: 20100036303
    Abstract: A knee joint bandage made of elastic textile material having a profiled insert encompassing the kneecap in a recess, the insert being covered by an overlay fastened to the textile material. Within the profile insert is a flexible, non-expandable tensioning member for connecting the regions of the kneecap poles on the fibula side in an arc around the kneecap wherein the distance between these regions increases during bending of the knee joint, the distance of the arc from the connecting line of the knee poles in decreased, and the tensioning member presses on the adjacent side of the kneecap, displacing the same medially and centering it. The bandage is provided with a flexible tensioning band, which partially covers the kneecap in its peripheral area relative to the tensioning member, the tensioning band substantially extends in the direction between the kneecap poles such that it counteracts a lifting of the kneecap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventors: Hans B. Bauerfeind, Wolfgang Krause, Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann
  • Patent number: 7517331
    Abstract: Knee-joint bandage of elastic textile material, the knee-joint bandage being provided with a specially shaped insert surrounding the kneecap in a cutout. The specially shaped insert being covered by an overlay of identical or similar textile material attached to the textile material with the specially shaped insert being associated with a flexible, non-expandable tensioning member. The tensioning member connecting the regions of the kneecap poles on the fibula side in an arc around the kneecap such that, when the distance between the regions increases during bending of the knee joint, the distance of the arc from the connecting line between the kneecap poles is reduced and the tensioning member presses on the adjacent side of the kneecap, medially displacing and centering the latter, wherein the tensioning member is attached to the overlay in such a manner that, during bending of the knee joint and stretching of the overlay, the tensioning member displaces the kneecap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Holger Reinhardt, Heinrich Hess, Hans B. Bauerfeind, Wolfgang Krause
  • Publication number: 20060041214
    Abstract: Knee-joint bandage of elastic textile material, said knee-joint bandage being provided with a specially shaped insert surrounding the kneecap in a cutout, said specially shaped insert being covered by an overlay of identical or similar textile material attached to said textile material, the specially shaped insert being associated with a flexible, non-expandable tensioning member, said tensioning member connecting the regions of the kneecap poles on the fibula side in an arc around the kneecap such that, when the distance between said regions increases during bending of the knee joint, the distance of the arc from the connecting line between the kneecap poles is reduced and the tensioning member presses on the adjacent side of the kneecap, medially displacing and centering the latter, wherein the tensioning member is attached to the overlay in such a manner that, during bending of the knee joint and stretching of the overlay, the tensioning member displaces the kneecap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventors: Holger Reinhardt, Heinrich Hess, Hans Bauerfeind, Wolfgang Krause
  • Patent number: 6974433
    Abstract: A tubular compression bandage of elastic textile material includes a plurality of tightening straps adjacently encompassing the bandage. The tightening straps are fastened by their starting portions to a starting longitudinal strip connected to the outer surface of the bandage and are guided circumferentially in pairs at an oblique angle of up to 30° with respect to the longitudinal direction of the bandage to their terminating portions of the side opposite the starting longitudinal strip to pairs of securing eyes arranged in herringbone-like manner and are folded back therein to form Velcro™ fasteners on the bandage, the degree of oblique guiding being adjustable through selectble fixing of the starting and/or terminating portions of the tightening straps in the longitudinal direction of the bandage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventor: Heinrich Hess
  • Patent number: D686330
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann