Patents by Inventor Helmut Fleischer

Helmut Fleischer 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: 7860598
    Abstract: In a method for controlling material flow in production, or a consumable or replacement part maintenance, of a product comprised of a plurality of individual parts, the individual parts are delivered to a goods receipt of a logistic system, a transponder being associated with the individual parts. In the transponder are stored production and delivery data regarding the individual part. The data of the transponder are read at the goods receipt and used for controlling further material flow such that the individual parts are transported in a controlled manner to subsequent process stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Oce Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Fleischer, Uve Czempik, Wolfram Keil, Christian Reckzeh, Markus Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20080125901
    Abstract: In a method for controlling material flow in production, or a consumable or replacement part maintenance, of a product comprised of a plurality of individual parts, the individual parts are delivered to a goods receipt of a logistic system, a transponder being associated with the individual parts. In the transponder are stored production and delivery data regarding the individual part. The data of the transponder are read at the goods receipt and used for controlling further material flow such that the individual parts are transported in a controlled manner to subsequent process stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Helmut Fleischer, Uve Czempik, Wolfram Keil, Christian Reckzeh, Markus Wimmer
  • Patent number: 4954807
    Abstract: A combination instrument for automotive vehicles, in which different indicating instruments, indicating fields, control and warning lights, and, possibly, operating parts as well as electrical and electronic equipment parts, are arranged in common housing. The combination instrument comprises a computer unit with microcomputers (36) and/or use-specific integrated circuits which are arranged, for protection against electromagnetic disturbances, within a housing (31) which is impervious to high frequencies. Furthermore, disturbance-endangered incomiing and outgoing lines (41, 43, 46) are protected, upon entrance or exit, by suitable filter measures. These include leadthroughs with leadthrough capacitors (45) and the use of ferrite cores (47, 48) through which connecting lines are extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: VDO Adolf Schindling AG
    Inventors: Helmut Fleischer, Ernst-Ulrich Simon, Gunter Schmitt
  • Patent number: 4359717
    Abstract: To increase the responsiveness of a vehicle alarm system to, for example, unauthorized entry through windows, jacking up for removal of parts or vehicle theft as well violent impact by another vehicle, at least one position sensitive sensor has its output signal, which represents the instantaneous position of the vehicle stored after activation of the alarm system. Any change in that position is detected and triggers a warning device when the deviation exceeds a predeterminable amount. The position sensitive sensor may be a fluid-filled vessel the internal resistance of which is measured in a resistance bridge or it may be a variable inductance sensor which is connected to a frequency generator whose output signals are counted and compared with a given value. The system according to the invention may also serve as an accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Huber, Erich Schneider, Helmut Fleischer
  • Patent number: 4353272
    Abstract: The engine is controlled by sensing fuel pedal position, indicative of desire engine power. A characteristic transmission data field is used to select the appropriate gear or gear ratio. The engine is controlled on the basis of characteristic engine data or on the basis of an engine operating curve associated with minimum fuel consumption in dependence of the changes in engine speed due to the changing transmission ratio. In normal driving, the apparatus selects operation along the minimum fuel curve whereas during periods of increased power demand, the apparatus operates in dependence of characteristic engine data. Also proposed is apparatus which takes account of the operational vehicle status and effects the switchover from optimum fuel consumption to optimum power delivery with priority assigned to optimum fuel economy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Helmut Fleischer, Helmut Rembold, Alexander Witte
  • Patent number: 4337511
    Abstract: A digital control apparatus for the running speed of a motor vehicle having an actual-value source, a memory for a demand-value which is proportional to the desired running speed, comparison means for executing an actual-value/demand-value comparison, and a setting device controlled by the output of the comparison means for controlling the throttle flap of an engine. Upon the actuation of a switch, the actual value is transferred into the demand-value memory apparatus and represents the running speed. To change the running speed by means of the control apparatus there is provided a second and auxiliary demand-value memory apparatus in which a ramp function is producible by means of a digital counting process. The given ramp value presents a supplementary demand-value during such an alteration of the running speed, i.e. the old running speed value is transformed into the new running speed value with the aid of the supplementary demand value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Helmut Fleischer, Wolfgang Nonnenmann, Benno Gerum
  • Patent number: 4264849
    Abstract: To improve the speed and simplicity of adjustment of mechanical devices, for example passenger seats and other movable members in motor vehicles, there is provided a closed-loop control system in which servo-motors adjust the final positions of the movable members. The desired configurations, i.e. the positions of the individual members of the device are stored in one or more memories for recall upon the actuation of push-buttons. The same push-buttons are used alone or in conjunction with a data storage switch to store new positions in the memory. The servo-motors are coupled to transducers which generate an electrical signal related to the position of the servo-motors and their associated movable members. Upon actuation of one of the push-buttons, the device is adjusted until the control deviation is near-zero, i.e. until the signal from the transducers conforms to the data stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Fleischer, Erich Schneider
  • Patent number: 4188926
    Abstract: A servo control system is used to supply a command position signal to control the throttle opening of the engine, and hence vehicle speed. To permit increase of amplification without instability of the positioning control loop when sensing throttle position and feedback of the throttle position error signal, the feedback signal is degressively nonlinearly related to absolute throttle position in order to match the nonlinear throttle position-torque characteristics of automotive type internal combustion engines. The non-linear relation is obtained with a minimum of external connections by connecting a resistor to a source of fixed supply which is connected to the slider of a potentiometer having one terminal unconnected and the other terminal connected to ground or chassis. Only two supply lines to the throttle positioning sensor are needed, namely one for the resistor to a source of supply and the other for the variable resistor take off from the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Fleischer
  • Patent number: 4169437
    Abstract: A speed control system for a vehicle, especially an internal combustion powered vehicle, includes a driver-settable member which has up to four distinct regions of adjustment, namely idling, deceleration, cruising and acceleration. The cruising region includes a mechanical or other pressure point to provide a sensible signal to the operator of the vehicle indicating the constant speed region. The apparatus of the invention prescribes a function generator which generates a voltage as a non-linear function of the driver-settable member and supplies it to a voltage-controlled oscillator. The output signal of the oscillator is fed to an integrating stage whose direction of integration is controlled by suitable logical circuits which detect the region occupied by the driver-settable member and the difference between the set-point value supplied by the integrator and the actual vehicle or engine speed. Other circuitry controls idling rpm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1979
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Fleischer
  • Patent number: 4120373
    Abstract: A motor drives a fuel supply control element, typically the throttle of an automotive-type gasoline engine through a solenoid controlled coupling. Upon brake, clutch, manual switch, or other interrupting operation, the solenoid is de-energized so that a spring can permit interruption of the coupling and a throttle return spring can return the throttle to idle position. To prevent dangerous conditions from arising, and run-away of the engine in case of malfunction of the coupling, an electronic circuit is provided to introduce a signal to the speed control system which tends to move the throttle positioning motor to change the position of the throttle to idle speed condition if a disabling signal is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Fleischer
  • Patent number: 4117903
    Abstract: To decrease the number of switches and their connections to a speed control system, only two manually operated switches are provided to, respectively, allow for "engage", "disable" and "resume" operations, the system further including a bistable circuit which is connected to one of the manually operated switches to provide the manually operated switch with a dual function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Fleischer, Erich Schneider
  • Patent number: 4117355
    Abstract: To obtain input signals as a function of various types of input signals, R/C circuits are used to charge or discharge a capacitor, the charge state of which is sensed by a threshold stage. To render such circuits essentially independent of temperature changes, in spite of different response levels of the R/C circuit and the threshold stage, a second R/C circuit and threshold stage are connected in parallel with the first, one threshold stage being responsive to charging direction of the capacitor, the other threshold stage being responsive to discharging direction of the capacitor, and the overall output signal being a combination of the output signal from both threshold stages so that increase of the signal components of the combined output signal from one threshold stage, due to temperature increase, for example, will be balanced by a decrease of the signal component from the other threshold stage, thereby rendering the overall output essentially temperature independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Fleischer
  • Patent number: 4098367
    Abstract: To provide for digital storage of a command signal commanding a predetermined speed of the speed control system, a digital counter is provided forming a memory, connected to an analog-digital converter to generate a derived command signal in dependence on the counted state of the counter. Stray signals which may affect the count state of the counter thus can only change the time at which the counter reaches its predetermined count state, and not the count output thereof, whereas such stray pulses might otherwise affect the command signal. The counter holds the commanded speed as a count number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Fleischer
  • Patent number: 4094378
    Abstract: To prevent hunting in an automatic vehicle speed maintenance circuit having a closed control loop, the control element is so arranged that the controller has not only proportional, but additionally derivative control characteristics to increase the response speed while permitting loop amplification which is necessary in view of the response delay characteristic of the controlled element, namely the vehicle itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Scheyhing, Helmut Fleischer, Karl-Ludwig Abend
  • Patent number: 4092853
    Abstract: The time duration of output pulses from the transducer, including wave-shaping circuits, if used, is measured and compared with respect to predetermined time limits. Two sequential pulses are measured and stored. If both pulses are shorter than a predetermined time interval, no alarm signal is generated; if the first pulse is longer than a predetermined time interval and the second also longer than a predetermined time interval, an alarm signal generation circuit, otherwise activated by the second, longer signal, is inhibited (since acceleration or deceleration of the wheel is indicated); if, however, the time duration of the second sequential pulse is longer than a predetermined time interval, but the time duration of the preceding pulse is shorter than its time duration threshold value, the malfunction signal is not inhibited, indicative of malfunction, loose contacts, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Schneider, Eberhard Schnaibel, Helmut Fleischer
  • Patent number: 3972568
    Abstract: A wheel brake anti-lock system comprises a circuit which senses which one of the front wheels turns faster than the other and, in dependence on sensed applied braking fluid pressure, as controlled by the operator, the anti-lock system bases its control characteristics on either the faster, or the slower one of the wheels, thereby favoring either braking effort, or steering and attitude control; when the braking pressure is high, commanding fast stops, braking effort is favored; when the braking pressure is low, attitude control is favored, thus preventing skids on differentially slippery surfaces with respect to the right and left wheels of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: Robert Bosch G.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Helmut Fleischer