Patents by Inventor Herbert Lange

Herbert Lange 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: 11318941
    Abstract: A system is provided for monitoring spacing during working operation between a first vehicle and at least one further self-propelled vehicle. A beam source is on one vehicle (source vehicle). A sensor arrangement on another vehicle (target vehicle) extends along a sensor axis. In a predetermined reference state, with the vehicles having a predetermined reference spacing apart, the beam source radiates toward the target vehicle electromagnetic radiation such that a predetermined sensor-axial reference detection region on the sensor arrangement is irradiated by the beam source. A change in the vehicle spacing results in a change, along the sensor axis, in the position of the detection region on the irradiated sensor arrangement, and thus in a change in the detection state of the sensor arrangement. Based on the detection state which depends on an actual spacing of the source and target vehicles, a spacing signal is generated with vehicle spacing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias Fritz, Herbert Lange, Marc Pees, Carmen Kania
  • Publication number: 20220077938
    Abstract: A system and method for testing (e.g., rapidly and inexpensively) devices such as integrated circuits (IC) with integrated antennas configured for millimeter wave transmission and/or reception. The method may first perform a calibration operation on a reference device under test (DUT). The calibration operation may determine a set of reference DUT FF base functions and may also generate a set of calibration coefficients. After the calibration step using the reference DUT, the resulting reference DUT FF base functions and the calibration coefficients (or reconstruction matrix) may be used in determining far-field patterns of DUTs based on other field measurements, e.g., measurements taken in the near field of the DUT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Laabs, Dirk Plettemeier, Thomas Deckert, Johannes Dietmar Herbert Lange, Marc Vanden Bossche
  • Publication number: 20200262428
    Abstract: A working combination (10) having self-propelled first (12) and further vehicles (14) that are embodied to move one behind another with a setpoint spacing (D) in a working direction (A); the working combination (10) having a spacing monitoring device (26) that outputs a spacing signal on the basis of a detection state of the spacing monitoring device (26) which depends on the actual spacing (D) of the vehicles (12, 14), and that comprises a beam source (28) and a sensor arrangement (30) detecting the radiation (32) of the beam source (28); one vehicle (12), constituting a source vehicle (12), carrying the beam source (18); the beam source (28) radiating, toward the respective other vehicle (14) constituting a target vehicle (14), an electromagnetic radiation (32) directed in such a way that the radiation (32) is present only in a beam space (40) that extends over a first angular region (43) around a first beam space axis (42) and over a second angular region (46) around a second beam space axis (44) and that
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Matthias Fritz, Herbert Lange, Marc Pees, Carmen Kania
  • Patent number: 10377311
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automotive construction machine with a transport device extending in the working direction beyond the machine frame, in particular a road milling machine or surface miner. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for displaying an image of the surroundings of an automotive construction machine. The construction machine according to the invention has an image display device for displaying a bird's eye view image of the surroundings of the construction machine, which image display device has a camera system with a plurality of cameras for recording individual overlapping image regions of the construction machine surroundings from different image recording positions, and an image processing system. The image processing system is configured in such a way that image details of the individual image regions are joined together to form a total image from a bird's eye view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Kröll, Herbert Lange, Martin Lenz
  • Patent number: 10378162
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automotive construction machine, in particular a road milling machine, recycler or surface miner, and to a method for displaying an image of the surroundings of an automotive construction machine. The construction machine according to the invention has an image display device for displaying a bird's eye view image of the surroundings of the construction machine, which image display device has a camera system with a plurality of cameras provided on the machine frame for recording individual overlapping image regions of the construction machine surroundings from different image recording positions, and an image processing system. The image processing system is configured in such a way that image details of the individual image regions are joined together to form a total image from a bird's eye view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Kröll, Herbert Lange, Martin Lenz
  • Publication number: 20190084478
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automotive construction machine with a transport device extending in the working direction beyond the machine frame, in particular a road milling machine or surface miner. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for displaying an image of the surroundings of an automotive construction machine. The construction machine according to the invention has an image display device for displaying a bird's eye view image of the surroundings of the construction machine, which image display device has a camera system with a plurality of cameras for recording individual overlapping image regions of the construction machine surroundings from different image recording positions, and an image processing system. The image processing system is configured in such a way that image details of the individual image regions are joined together to form a total image from a bird's eye view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Harald Kröll, Herbert Lange, Martin Lenz
  • Patent number: 10086761
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automotive construction machine with a transport device extending in the working direction beyond the machine frame, in particular a road milling machine or surface miner. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for displaying an image of the surroundings of an automotive construction machine. The construction machine according to the invention has an image display device for displaying a bird's eye view image of the surroundings of the construction machine, which image display device has a camera system with a plurality of cameras for recording individual overlapping image regions of the construction machine surroundings from different image recording positions, and an image processing system. The image processing system is configured in such a way that image details of the individual image regions are joined together to form a total image from a bird's eye view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Kröll, Herbert Lange, Martin Lenz
  • Publication number: 20170037586
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automotive construction machine, in particular a road milling machine, recycler or surface miner, and to a method for displaying an image of the surroundings of an automotive construction machine. The construction machine according to the invention has an image display device for displaying a bird's eye view image of the surroundings of the construction machine, which image display device has a camera system with a plurality of cameras provided on the machine frame for recording individual overlapping image regions of the construction machine surroundings from different image recording positions, and an image processing system. The image processing system is configured in such a way that image details of the individual image regions are joined together to form a total image from a bird's eye view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Harald Kröll, Herbert Lange, Martin Lenz, Cyrus Barimani, Günter Hähn
  • Publication number: 20170036602
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automotive construction machine with a transport device extending in the working direction beyond the machine frame, in particular a road milling machine or surface miner. Moreover, the invention relates to to a method for displaying an image of the surroundings of an automotive construction machine. The construction machine according to the invention has an image display device for displaying a bird's eye view image of the surroundings of the construction machine, which image display device has a camera system with a plurality of cameras for recording individual overlapping image regions of the construction machine surroundings from different image recording positions, and an image processing system. The image processing system is configured in such a way that image details of the individual image regions are joined together to form a total image from a bird's eye view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Harald Kröll, Herbert Lange, Martin Lenz, Cyrus Barimani, Günter Hähn
  • Patent number: 8632132
    Abstract: A control system for a construction machine senses the reaction forces applied by the ground surface to a milling drum, and in response to the sensed changes in those reaction forces controls the rate of feeding the milling drum into the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Menzenbach, Axel Mahlberg, Herbert Lange, Cyrus Barimani, Günter Hähn
  • Publication number: 20130002002
    Abstract: A control system for a construction machine senses the reaction forces applied by the ground surface to a milling drum, and in response to the sensed changes in those reaction forces controls the rate of feeding the milling drum into the ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: WIRTGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Menzenbach, Axel Mahlberg, Herbert Lange, Cyrus Barimani, Gunter Hahn
  • Patent number: 8292371
    Abstract: An adaptive advance control system for a construction machine senses the reaction forces applied by the ground surface to a milling drum, and in response to the sensed changes in those reaction forces controls the rate of lowering the milling drum into the ground surface. Early and rapid detection of such changes in reaction forces allow the control system to aid in preventing lurch forward events of the construction machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Menzenbach, Axel Mahlberg, Herbert Lange, Cyrus Barimani, Gunter Hahn
  • Publication number: 20120200138
    Abstract: An adaptive advance control system for a construction machine senses the reaction forces applied by the ground surface to a milling drum, and in response to the sensed changes in those reaction forces controls the rate of lowering the milling drum into the ground surface. Early and rapid detection of such changes in reaction forces allow the control system to aid in preventing lurch forward events of the construction machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: WIRTGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Menzenbach, Axel Mahlberg, Herbert Lange, Cyrus Barimani, Gunter Hahn
  • Patent number: 8128177
    Abstract: An adaptive advance control system for a construction machine senses the reaction forces applied by the ground surface to a milling drum, and in response to the sensed changes in those reaction forces controls the motive power applied to an advance drive of the machine. Early and rapid detection of such changes in reaction forces allow the control system to aid in preventing lurch forward events of the construction machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Menzenbach, Axel Mahlberg, Herbert Lange, Cyrus Barimani, Gunter Hahn
  • Publication number: 20110193397
    Abstract: An adaptive advance control system for a construction machine senses the reaction forces applied by the ground surface to a milling drum, and in response to the sensed changes in those reaction forces controls the motive power applied to an advance drive of the machine. Early and rapid detection of such changes in reaction forces allow the control system to aid in preventing lurch forward events of the construction machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: WIRTGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Menzenbach, Axel Mahlberg, Herbert Lange, Cyrus Barimani, Gunter Hahn
  • Patent number: 7530641
    Abstract: An automotive construction machine for working ground surfaces, with a machine frame, a drive engine for driving traveling devices and for driving working devices, and a milling drum for milling the ground surfaces, which can be raised, driven by, and can be uncoupled from a drum drive, the milling drum can be moved into a raised position when not in milling mode, and when raised, the rotating direction of the milling drum corresponds to the rotating direction of the traveling devices and remains coupled with the drive engine, and a monitoring device monitors the distance between the milling drum and the ground surface and uncouples the raised milling drum from the drive engine or uncouples the traveling devices from the drive engine or raises the machine frame or generates an alarm signal when the monitoring device detects a deviation that falls below a pre-determined distance, or any of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Herbert Lange, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20070286678
    Abstract: An automotive construction machine for working ground surfaces, with a machine frame, a drive engine for driving traveling devices and for driving working devices, and a milling drum for milling the ground surfaces, which can be raised, driven by, and can be uncoupled from a drum drive, the milling drum can be moved into a raised position when not in milling mode, and when raised, the rotating direction of the milling drum corresponds to the rotating direction of the traveling devices and remains coupled with the drive engine, and a monitoring device monitors the distance between the milling drum and the ground surface and uncouples the raised milling drum from the drive engine or uncouples the traveling devices from the drive engine or raises the machine frame or generates an alarm signal when the monitoring device detects a deviation that falls below a pre-determined distance, or any of the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Herbert Lange, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 7219964
    Abstract: At a milling machine to work ground surfaces, with a machine frame, a milling drum supported at the machine frame, at least one transport device arranged at the machine frame which accepts the milled material from the milling drum, as well as with a suction device for the air polluted with dusts and vapors, whereby the milled material on the at least one transport device is enclosed by a channel, the suction device is connected to a rear channel section of the channel in the direction of the material transport and sucks off the air polluted during milling at the milling drum and in the rear channel section essentially in the direction of the material transport, it is provided that the suction device consists of a suction ventilator, a separator device for solids and a suction channel which is connected to the rear channel section, that the suction ventilator is arranged downstream of the separator device, and that the suction device disposes of the separated solids onto the transport device in a forward chann
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Herbert Lange, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 7089686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus (20, 30) for curing radiation-curable coatings, which has at least one irradiation chamber (22, 32) provided with a plurality of UV radiation sources (18). It is provided according to the invention that a plurality of UV radiation sources (18) are arranged close to one another and interconnected to form one or more irradiation modules (10), the illuminance inside a irradiation module (10) and/or between at least two irradiation modules (10) being spatially variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Cetelon Lackfabrik Walter Stier GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Lange, Hartmut Krannich, Reiner Mehnert, Axel Sobottka
  • Publication number: 20050179309
    Abstract: At a milling machine to work ground surfaces, with a machine frame, a milling drum supported at the machine frame, at least one transport device arranged at the machine frame which accepts the milled material from the milling drum, as well as with a suction device for the air polluted with dusts and vapors, whereby the milled material on the at least one transport device is enclosed by a channel, the suction device is connected to a rear channel section of the channel in the direction of the material transport and sucks off the air polluted during milling at the milling drum and in the rear channel section essentially in the direction of the material transport, it is provided that the suction device consists of a suction ventilator, a separator device for solids and a suction channel which is connected to the rear channel section, that the suction ventilator is arranged downstream of the separator device, and that the suction device disposes of the separated solids onto the transport device in a forward chann
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Herbert Lange, Dieter Simons