Patents by Inventor Herbert Meier

Herbert Meier 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: 20200369520
    Abstract: A chemical oxygen core for a chemical oxygen generator includes at least one layer of an oxygen-generating composition. In some examples, the at least one layer comprises includes a metal powder fuel, a transition metal oxide catalyst, and an oxygen source. In various examples, the at least one layer includes less than approximately 0.1 percent by weight of the transition metal oxide catalyst. In certain examples, a chemical oxygen generator includes a chemical oxygen core and a perforated metal covering surrounding the chemical oxygen core along a length of the chemical oxygen core. In some aspects, the perforated metal covering has an opening ratio of approximately 0 to 100 percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Etienne Tomasena, Ruediger Meckes, Andreas Westphal, Herbert Meier, Jeroen Van Schaik, Sumit Gogna
  • Patent number: 10785049
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a graphical approach for use in a building automation system is provided. There is an increasing demand for flexible and adaptable room or building automation applications with an easy and intuitive way for application configuration. In pre-engineering as well as during installation and commissioning, the application configuration for preloaded or loadable device needs to be easily changeable and can be used for operating and/or monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 10129009
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for half duplex data transmission in a long range keyless entry and go system, and more specifically to an RFID transponder, a corresponding read/write (R/W) unit and methods for operating the RFID transponder and the R/W-unit. There is a first coil, a second coil and a third coil, being arranged as a three-dimensional antenna, a first capacitor, a second capacitor and a third capacitor couplable in parallel to the first coil, the second coil and the third coil, respectively, for selectively forming a first, a second and a third parallel-resonant circuit for receiving radio signals, a series-resonant circuit for transmitting radio signals and a control stage configured to either use one of the first, second or third parallel-resonant circuits for receiving radio signals or the series-resonant circuit for transmitting signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Andreas Hagl, Jim Childers
  • Patent number: 10093233
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for displaying the surroundings of a vehicle and to a driver assistance system having such an apparatus having at least one sensor for producing sensor data for the surroundings of a vehicle. In this case, the sensor data are conditioned to produce raw image data, if need be using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, if need be the raw image data are processed to produce object information using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, and the object information obtained is used to condition raw image data to produce image object data, and finally the image object data are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Continental Automotive GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Dieter Krökel, Christian Exner, Herbert Meier, Stefan Lüke, Sebastian Houben, Jan Salmen
  • Publication number: 20170214541
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a graphical approach for use in a building automation system is provided. There is an increasing demand for flexible and adaptable room or building automation applications with an easy and intuitive way for application configuration. In pre-engineering as well as during installation and commissioning, the application configuration for preloaded or loadable device needs to be easily changeable and can be used for operating and/or monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 9651924
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a hierarchical approach for use in a building automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, James Coogan, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Publication number: 20170122763
    Abstract: A vehicle takes and evaluates an image of the surroundings of the vehicle. If the result of the evaluation is that the image possibly contains a static object that could be suitable as a landmark, then the image and a position of the vehicle ascertained by the vehicle at the location at which the image is taken are transmitted to a data processing station. Image analysis of the received image allows the data processing station to establish whether the supposedly static object is suitable as a landmark. When the object has been verified as a landmark, the data processing station creates a data record describing the object, which data record is transmitted to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Herbert MEIER, Alexander IVANOV
  • Patent number: 9625885
    Abstract: A system, process, and method for modeling a building automation system is provided that permits a control program to easily and efficiently add field devices, gather data from, and provide data to field devices, iterate though all field devices in a hierarchical structure, poll the field devices, evaluate the results, and react accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier, David E. Bornside, Diego Madone
  • Patent number: 9519276
    Abstract: A system for automating a building has an object describing a building section and at least one object describing an automation function and a functional unit having at least one open-loop and/or closed-loop control program, with the object describing a building section having an overview list, in which semantic information units for the building section concerned are able to be stored. A semantic information unit for the building section concerned identifies an automation function which is provided in the building section. The object describing the automation function has an overview list, in which semantic information units for the automation function concerned are able to be stored. The semantic information unit includes a relation to a further object. The relation is implemented such that a bidirectional exchange of data between the corresponding objects is made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Andreas Fehr, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 9503862
    Abstract: A method for providing a service provides for a service provider to provide information to a service demander. In order to produce the information, the service provider evaluates data that describe selected parameters along a journey route. The data from the selected parameters are obtained by the service provider from selected data providers for the purpose of evaluation. The data from the selected parameters are received by service provider from the selected data providers such that identification by the service provider of one of the data providers on the basis of the transmitted data is made more difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Ronald Hain
  • Publication number: 20160221503
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for displaying the surroundings of a vehicle and to a driver assistance system having such an apparatus having at least one sensor for producing sensor data for the surroundings of a vehicle. In this case, the sensor data are conditioned to produce raw image data, if need be using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, if need be the raw image data are processed to produce object information using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, and the object information obtained is used to condition raw image data to produce image object data, and finally the image object data are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Dieter KRÖKEL, Christian EXNER, Herbert MEIER, Stefan LÜKE, Sebastian HOUBEN, Jan SALMEN
  • Patent number: 9400493
    Abstract: A system, process, and method for modeling a building automation system is provided that permits a control program to easily and efficiently add building automation devices and automatically name them to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier
  • Publication number: 20160127116
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for half duplex data transmission in a long range keyless entry and go system, and more specifically to an RFID transponder, a corresponding read/write (R/W) unit and methods for operating the RFID transponder and the R/W-unit. There is a first coil, a second coil and a third coil, being arranged as a three-dimensional antenna, a first capacitor, a second capacitor and a third capacitor couplable in parallel to the first coil, the second coil and the third coil, respectively, for selectively forming a first, a second and a third parallel-resonant circuit for receiving radio signals, a series-resonant circuit for transmitting radio signals and a control stage configured to either use one of the first, second or third parallel-resonant circuits for receiving radio signals or the series-resonant circuit for transmitting signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Andreas Hagl, Jim Childers
  • Publication number: 20160021509
    Abstract: A method for providing a service provides for a service provider to provide information to a service demander. In order to produce the information, the service provider evaluates data that describe selected parameters along a journey route. The data from the selected parameters are obtained by the service provider from selected data providers for the purpose of evaluation. The data from the selected parameters are received by service provider from the selected data providers such that identification by the service provider of one of the data providers on the basis of the transmitted data is made more difficult.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Herbert MEIER, Ronald Hain
  • Patent number: 9221355
    Abstract: A method and display for displaying the operating range of an electric drive vehicle and a display for carrying out same are provided. The battery energy in a vehicle is detected, and a maximum operating range of the vehicle is determined therefrom. At least one battery service station is selected as destination point for determining the maximum operating range. Based on a starting point, a reachability threshold is determined. If exceeded, the vehicle will be unable to reach the destination point with the current battery energy available, wherein said reachability threshold is displayed as an operating range in a map illustration. During the determination of the reachability threshold, the current location is used as the starting point and the current battery energy of the vehicle is used, both of which are updated at pre-defined intervals while the vehicle is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kuhn, Herbert Meier, Nhu Nguyen Thien, Alexander Stege
  • Patent number: 9179492
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for half duplex data transmission in a long range keyless entry and go system, and more specifically to an RFID transponder, a corresponding read/write (R/W) unit and methods for operating the RFID transponder and the R/W-unit. There is a first coil, a second coil and a third coil, being arranged as a three-dimensional antenna, a first capacitor, a second capacitor and a third capacitor couplable in parallel to the first coil, the second coil and the third coil, respectively, for selectively forming a first, a second and a third parallel-resonant circuit for receiving radio signals, a series-resonant circuit for transmitting radio signals and a control stage configured to either use one of the first, second or third parallel-resonant circuits for receiving radio signals or the series-resonant circuit for transmitting signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH, Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Andreas Hagl, Jim Childers
  • Publication number: 20140343731
    Abstract: A common automation system controller configured using a hierarchical approach for use in a building automation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, James Coogan, Heinrich Meier, Herbert Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Publication number: 20140172285
    Abstract: A method and display for displaying the operating range of an electric drive vehicle and a display for carrying out same are provided. The battery energy in a vehicle is detected, and a maximum operating range of the vehicle is determined therefrom. At least one battery service station is selected as destination point for determining the maximum operating range. Based on a starting point, a reachability threshold is determined. If exceeded, the vehicle will be unable to reach the destination point with the current battery energy available, wherein said reachability threshold is displayed as an operating range in a map illustration. During the determination of the reachability threshold, the current location is used as the starting point and the current battery energy of the vehicle is used, both of which are updated at pre-defined intervals while the vehicle is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Kuhn, Herbert Meier, Nhu Nguyen Thien, Alexander Stege
  • Patent number: 8693244
    Abstract: An electronic circuit includes a floating gate transistor with a floating gate capacitor. The floating gate transistor can be programmed to be in an ON or an OFF state by charging the floating gate capacitor. The circuit further includes a deactivation capacitor adapted to store a charge sufficient for deactivating the floating gate transistor temporarily. The deactivation capacitor is connectable in series to the floating gate capacitor. A method for deactivating a floating gate transistor temporarily is provided, wherein the floating gate transistor includes a floating gate capacitor. A deactivation capacitor is charged with a charge sufficient for changing the state of the floating gate transistor temporarily. The deactivation capacitor is connected in series to the floating gate capacitor for deactivating the floating gate transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Jens Graul
  • Publication number: 20130107762
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for half duplex data transmission in a long range keyless entry and go system, and more specifically to an RFID transponder, a corresponding read/write (R/W) unit and methods for operating the RFID transponder and the R/W-unit. There is a first coil, a second coil and a third coil, being arranged as a three-dimensional antenna, a first capacitor, a second capacitor and a third capacitor couplable in parallel to the first coil, the second coil and the third coil, respectively, for selectively forming a first, a second and a third parallel-resonant circuit for receiving radio signals, a series-resonant circuit for transmitting radio signals and a control stage configured to either use one of the first, second or third parallel-resonant circuits for receiving radio signals or the series-resonant circuit for transmitting signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: Texas Instruments Incorporated, Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Andreas Hagl, Jim Childers