Patents by Inventor Heinz Bernhard

Heinz Bernhard 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: 10794932
    Abstract: A substrate for the detection of a biological target by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) is provided. The substrate includes: a conductive surface; a probe area provided on the conductive surface, the probe area comprising receptors responsive to the biological target; and a background area provided on the conductive surface, the background area being disposed around the probe area and comprising electroactive compounds providing imaging contrast between the background area and the probe area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as Represented by The Minster of National Defense, The Governing Council of the University of Toronto
    Inventors: Zhe She, Kristin Topping, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
  • Publication number: 20200292310
    Abstract: A surveying system can include a surveying instrument, a control system, a tilt measuring system, a levelling unit, a camera system, and a second distance meter, wherein the control system is configured for obtaining an image position of a captured image, adjusting a tilt status until a first tilt status is obtained, the second distance meter aiming onto the location on the ground in the first tilt status, determining the first tilt status, effecting the second distance meter to measure a distance to the location on the ground, effecting a first angle encoder to measure a rotatory position of a support unit, effecting the levelling unit to adjust the tilt status, and calibrating a preconfigured centre point based on the distance to the location on the ground, a deviation between the first tilt status and the second tilt status, and/or the rotatory position of the support unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Heinz BERNHARD, Hannes MAAR, Dimitri TSYMBAL, Benjamin GRABHERR
  • Publication number: 20200225262
    Abstract: A substrate for the detection of a biological target by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) is provided. The substrate includes: a conductive surface; a probe area provided on the conductive surface, the probe area comprising receptors responsive to the biological target; and a background area provided on the conductive surface, the background area being disposed around the probe area and comprising electroactive compounds providing imaging contrast between the background area and the probe area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Zhe She, Kristin Topping, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
  • Patent number: 10119818
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention relate to a surveying pole comprising at least two pole sections being telescopically insertable into each other so that a height adjustment of the pole is provided, a pointing tip at the lower end of the pole for setting the pole on a terrain point, a receptacle at an upper end of the pole for mounting a position giving means, a height measuring system for indicating the distance of the position giving means relative to the terrain point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Hannes Maar, Heinz Bernhard, Josef Lais, Paul Benz
  • Publication number: 20180003493
    Abstract: A surveying device for determining the position of a target, comprising a means for orienting a target axis of the surveying device towards the target point, an angle-measuring functionality for the highly precise detection of the orientation of the target axis, and evaluation means for data storage, a height measuring system for determining a height of the surveying device above the ground by means of triangulation, wherein the height measuring system comprises at least one laser plummet for emitting a laser beam along a standing axis of the surveying device onto a ground point, and a detection unit comprising a line sensor for detecting a diffuse backscattering of the laser beam, and wherein the height measuring system for determining a height of the surveying device above the ground point is designed based on a position of the diffuse backscattering on the line sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Heinz BERNHARD, Jürg HINDERLING, Alice TRABER
  • Publication number: 20170176185
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention relate to a surveying pole comprising at least two pole sections being telescopically insertable into each other so that a height adjustment of the pole is provided, a pointing tip at the lower end of the pole for setting the pole on a terrain point, a receptacle at an upper end of the pole for mounting a position giving means, a height measuring system for indicating the distance of the position giving means relative to the terrain point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Hannes MAAR, Heinz BERNHARD, Josef LAIS, Paul BENZ
  • Publication number: 20160313313
    Abstract: An apparatus for electrochemically detecting and/or measuring an analyte (e.g. melatonin) in a fluid sample has a dry porous carrier that permits flow of a fluid sample by capillary action to biosensor (e.g. an analyte detection electrode set). The biosensor has a working electrode and a counter electrode disposed across the carrier in a non-parallel direction in relation to a direction of fluid flow such that the fluid sample crosses at least the working electrode embedded in the carrier. The working electrode has an analyte-specific binder immobilized on an electrically conductive material and the biosensor is configured to electrochemically, e.g. voltammetrically, detect the presence of and/or measure the amount of the analyte bound at the working electrode after the fluid sample crosses the working electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan J. Love, Kristin Topping, Michel A. Paul, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
  • Patent number: 9446665
    Abstract: A display and operator control system for a motor vehicle includes: an instrument cluster configured to display operating parameters of the motor vehicle, the instrument cluster having a plurality of displays adhesively bonded under a common covering pane, the plurality of displays including: (i) a first display configured to display the speed of the motor vehicle, and (ii) a second display embodied as a touchscreen for representing and activating operator control functions; and an operator control system configured to control devices of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz-Bernhard Abel, Günter Urlaub
  • Publication number: 20140210605
    Abstract: A display and operator control system for a motor vehicle includes: an instrument cluster configured to display operating parameters of the motor vehicle, the instrument cluster having a plurality of displays adhesively bonded under a common covering pane, the plurality of displays including: (i) a first display configured to display the speed of the motor vehicle, and (ii) a second display embodied as a touchscreen for representing and activating operator control functions; and an operator control system configured to control devices of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Heinz-Bernhard Abel, Günter Urlaub
  • Patent number: 8664829
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piezo drive, in particular for use in geodesic devices, having at least one piezoelectric motor element that includes an advancing component, a running surface component, and a receptacle for the running surface component, wherein said receptacle is to be connected to a component to be driven, wherein the piezoelectric motor element has a window of operation of the motor as a frequency range of the movement of the advancing component. The running surface component and the receptacle are sized and connected to one another such that the natural resonances of the running surface component lie outside the window of operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Leica Geosystems AG
    Inventors: Marc Thelen, Claudio Iseli, Heinz Bernhard
  • Publication number: 20120073987
    Abstract: An electrochemical method of identifying the presence of a target protein in a sample is provided. The method comprises providing a redox probe modified to include a detector that is suitable to bind to the target protein, and exposing the sample to the detector-modified redox probe. A change in the electrochemical signal produced by the redox probe as compared to a control signal is indicative of the presence of the target protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Kagan Kerman
  • Publication number: 20120025670
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piezo drive, in particular for use in geodesic devices, having at least one piezoelectric motor element that includes an advancing component, a running surface component, and a receptacle for the running surface component, wherein said receptacle is to be connected to a component to be driven, wherein the piezoelectric motor element has a window of operation of the motor as a frequency range of the movement of the advancing component. The running surface component and the receptacle are sized and connected to one another such that the natural resonances of the running surface component lie outside the window of operation of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Marc Thelen, Claudio Iseli, Heinz Bernhard
  • Patent number: 8085394
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic measurement method for determining a position, particularly an angle or a length, of a code carrier (10) that carries a position code (11) and is movable relative to a detector element (30) with a degree of freedom, particularly in a rotary or translational fashion. The detector element (30) has at least one line in the longitudinal direction comprising a plurality of light-sensitive receiving regions (31) disposed in a linear fashion. In the course of the positional measurement method, a projection is produced of part of the position code (11) on the detector element (30) that is dependent on the position of the code carrier (10); said projection is produced by at least an emission of optical radiation onto the code carrier (10) using a laser diode (20) having an emitter edge (21), and said projection is detected by the detector element (30). The position of the code carrier (10) relative to the detector element (30) is derived from the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Leica Geosystems AG
    Inventors: Urs Vokinger, Heinz Bernhard, Werner Amann
  • Publication number: 20110218114
    Abstract: A nucleotide triphosphate (NTP) participates in a phosphorylation reaction, wherein a phosphate group is transferred from the NTP to a substrate by a kinase. Provision in a kinase reaction of a NTP whose gamma phosphate is conjugated to an electroactive label results in the transfer of the gamma phosphate-electroactive label conjugate from the NTP to the substrate. The electroactive label is an organic moiety such as a quinone or a nitroheterocycle, or is a metallocene such as a ferrocene or a cobaltocene. Upon transfer of the gamma phosphate-electroactive label conjugate to an electrode-bound substrate by a kinase, the phosphorylation event is detected electrochemically by cyclic voltammetry. Phosphorylation can also be detected by mass spectrometry of a substrate carrying the electroactive label-conjugated gamma phosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Kagan Kerman, Haifeng Song
  • Patent number: 7999921
    Abstract: In a geodesic measuring instrument with a fixing device for positioning the measuring instrument and with a measuring component having an optical beam path for surveying a target, whereby the measuring components are mounted in an aligning component that can be moved relative to the fixing device, and can be moved relative to the aligning component, an optical beam path is modified by at least one piezoelectric micromotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Leica Geosystems AG
    Inventors: Christoph Herbst, Heinz Bernhard, Anton Häle
  • Patent number: 7818889
    Abstract: A target object (1a) used for retroflexion of optical radiation comprises at least six triple prisms (p1, p2), combined to give a 360 degree reflector which can be arranged on a geodetic measuring pole (6). The triple prisms (p1, p2) forming the 360 degree reflector are arranged in such a manner as to leave a clearance in the center of the 360 degree reflector for accommodating a section (6a) of the measuring pole (6). The prisms are also arranged in such a manner that the virtual images of the triple prism tips lie substantially in one plane perpendicular to a reference axis (10) that runs through the center of the 360 degree reflector and in parallel to the longitudinal direction of the measuring pole (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Leica Geosystems AG
    Inventors: Heinz Bernhard, Jürg Hinderling, Marco Petermann
  • Patent number: 7759604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for high-precision fixing of a miniaturized component (1), in particular having a microoptical element (2), on a predetermined fixing section (3) of a support plate (4) by a solder joint. The support plate is formed throughout from a metallic material and has a cut-out region (10) which encloses the fixing section (3), is bridged by at least one connecting web (9) of the support plate (4), keeps the heat transfer from the fixing section (3) to the remaining support plate low and compensates lateral thermal expansions of the fixing section (3). Solder material (8) is applied on the top of the fixing section (3). The method comprises in particular the steps: arrangement of the component (1) above the fixing section (3), the solder material (8) and the base (7) of the component (1) being present in opposite positions without contact and forming a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Leica Geosystems AG
    Inventors: Laurent Stauffer, Peter Kipfer, Heinz Bernhard
  • Publication number: 20100134790
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic measurement method for determining a position, particularly an angle or a length, of a code carrier (10) that carries a position code (11) and is movable relative to a detector element (30) with a degree of freedom, particularly in a rotary or translational fashion. The detector element (30) has at least one line in the longitudinal direction comprising a plurality of light-sensitive receiving regions (31) disposed in a linear fashion. In the course of the positional measurement method, a projection is produced of part of the position code (11) on the detector element (30) that is dependent on the position of the code carrier (10); said projection is produced by at least an emission of optical radiation onto the code carrier (10) using a laser diode (20) having an emitter edge (21), and said projection is detected by the detector element (30). The position of the code carrier (10) relative to the detector element (30) is derived from the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Urs Vokinger, Heinz Bernhard, Werner Amann
  • Publication number: 20090260240
    Abstract: A target object (1a) used for retroflexion of optical radiation comprises at least six triple prisms (p1, p2), combined to give a 360 degree reflector which can be arranged on a geodetic measuring pole (6). The triple prisms (p1, p2) forming the 360 degree reflector are arranged in such a manner as to leave a clearance in the center of the 360 degree reflector for accommodating a section (6a) of the measuring pole (6). The prisms are also arranged in such a manner that the virtual images of the triple prism tips lie substantially in one plane perpendicular to a reference axis (10) that runs through the center of the 360 degree reflector and in parallel to the longitudinal direction of the measuring pole (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Heinz Bernhard, Jurg Hinderling, Marco Petermann
  • Publication number: 20090153662
    Abstract: In a night-vision system, an area surrounding a motor vehicle is recorded by a recording apparatus and information about recorded objects is displayed on a display. The recording apparatus has a laser light source and a laser detection apparatus, with the laser light source transmitting laser pulses which scan the area in front of the motor vehicle. The laser detection apparatus uses the laser pulses reflected from objects to detect the position and/or movement direction of the objects. The position of those objects whose position and/or movement direction is relevant for the motor vehicle is displayed in an emphasized form on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Heinz-Bernhard Abel, Hubert Adamietz, Hans-Peter Kreipe