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: 20130085719
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier, David E. Bornside, Diego Madone
  • Publication number: 20130085588
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier
  • Publication number: 20120284031
    Abstract: A method and device for operating technical equipment, in particular in a motor vehicle. Speech inputs are fed by a speech input unit and manual inputs are fed by means of a manual input unit as operating instructions to a controller by which a command corresponding to the operating instruction is generated and fed to the corresponding technical equipment, which then executes the operating procedure associated with the operating instruction. A basic structure of the command is established by the speech input unit or the manual input unit, and then the basic structure of the command is supplemented by the manual input unit or the speech input unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Ronald Hain, Herbert Meier, Nhu Nguyen Thien, Thomas Rosenstock, Alexander Stege
  • Publication number: 20120227743
    Abstract: The passenger oxygen mask is provided for emergency situations on board an aircraft. The mask body is designed collapsible at least in sections. An axial overall height of the mask body is reduced by way of the one or more mask sections. This simplifies the accommodation of the oxygen mask or even permits a smaller constructional size of the preparation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Wolfgang RITTNER, Herbert Meier, Rüdiger Meckes, Hasso Weinmann, Christopher L. Lanza, Wolfgang Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20120106256
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Jens Graul
  • Publication number: 20100290368
    Abstract: A half-duplex RFID transponder with an integrated three-dimensional front-end circuit which includes three LC resonant circuits arranged in a three-dimensional configuration. Each LC resonant circuit is coupled to a different one of three storage capacitors which are charged during a capacitor charging phase by energy in an RF signal received by the associated LC resonant circuit. The front-end circuit includes three receiver channels and each receiver channel is associated to a different one of the three LC resonant circuits. A channel selector is adapted to detect, which one of the three storage capacitors is first charged to a threshold voltage, to select the receiver channel associated to the LC resonant circuit which is coupled to the storage capacitor which is first charged and to deactivate the two other receiver channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Andreas Hagl, Christian Keller
  • Patent number: 7667548
    Abstract: An oscillation maintenance circuit for a half-duplex transponder that has an LC resonant circuit, a storage capacitor and a rectifier connected to charge the storage capacitor with a rectified oscillation signal, having an end-of-burst detector providing an end-of-burst signal when the amplitude of the oscillation signal has dropped below a predetermined threshold. A clock regenerator provides a clock signal derived from the oscillation signal. Switching means controlled by the clock signal in the presence of the end-of-burst signal connect the storage capacitor with LC resonant circuit through at least one current limiting resistor during part of the period of the clock signal, in such a manner that energy is fed into the LC resonant circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Herbert Meier
  • Publication number: 20090211948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and also a device for switching over a cracking furnace between production mode and decoking mode, wherein a first shut-off member (TLV), which is arranged in the transfer line and equipped with a first actuating drive, and a second shut-off member (EGV), which is arranged in the decoking line and equipped with a second actuating drive, are actuated simultaneously and wherein the differential pressure DP across the shut-off member TLV is continuously measured and monitored. The actuation of the shut-off members TLV and EGV is carried out in an automated manner, wherein TLV is moved monotonously between its end positions, while the second actuating drive is triggered by the actuating signal of a control means and EGV is as a result actuated in such a way that DP is at all times approximated to a predefined target value (DP target).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Herbert MEIER
  • Publication number: 20090195366
    Abstract: A RFID transponder having a high quality factor antenna (LR), and a resonance capacitor (CR) coupled to the high quality factor antenna (LR) for providing a resonant circuit (LR, CR), wherein the RFID transponder is adapted to vary the quality factor of the resonant circuit (LR, CR) such that the quality factor is low during downlink data transmission when the RFID transponder receives data through the antenna (LR), and the quality factor is high during uplink data transmission, when the RFID transponder transmits data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND, GMBH
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Konstantin O. Aslanidis
  • Publication number: 20090153300
    Abstract: A RFID transponder includes a high quality factor antenna, and a resonance capacitor coupled to the high quality factor antenna for providing a resonant circuit. The RFID transponder has a symmetrical RF input stage and is adapted to vary the quality factor of the resonant circuit such that the quality factor is low during downlink data transmission when the RFID transponder receives data through the antenna, and the quality factor is high during uplink data transmission, when the RFID transponder transmits data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND, GMBH
    Inventor: Herbert Meier
  • Publication number: 20090033411
    Abstract: An oscillation maintenance circuit for a half-duplex transponder that has an LC resonant circuit, a storage capacitor and a rectifier connected to charge the storage capacitor with a rectified oscillation signal, having an end-of-burst detector providing an end-of-burst signal when the amplitude of the oscillation signal has dropped below a predetermined threshold. A clock regenerator provides a clock signal derived from the oscillation signal. Switching means controlled by the clock signal in the presence of the end-of-burst signal connect the storage capacitor with LC resonant circuit through at least one current limiting resistor during part of the period of the clock signal, in such a manner that energy is fed into the LC resonant circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 7378951
    Abstract: A vehicular tire pressure monitoring system, including a transponder unit (10) for each tire to be monitored, the transponder unit having an incorporated RF transmitter (12) and being physically associated with the tire to be monitored. A pressure sensor for each tire to be monitored is connected to circuitry in a corresponding transponder unit. An interrogator unit (7) is associated with each transponder unit and physically mounted on a vehicle in proximity to a wheel (9) whereon a tire to be monitored is mounted. A central RF receiver (4) for all transponder units is provided. Each transponder unit is inductively coupled with an associated interrogator unit and includes an electric charge accumulation element adapted to be charged by energy inductively supplied from the associated interrogator unit in a first mode of operation, and the charge accumulation element providing a power supply to the RF transmitter of the transponder unit in a second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Andreas Hagl, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 7380150
    Abstract: A power management circuit for a system that has combined power supplies from an inductively coupled circuit and from a battery comprises voltage sensing circuitry for sensing the voltage of each of the power supplies. A switching arrangement selectively connects one of the power supplies with a user or with plural users. The switching arrangement is controlled by appropriate control circuitry in response to outputs from the voltage sensing circuitry. The power management makes the best use of energy received over the inductive interface to preserve battery lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Ruediger Ganz, Andreas Hagl
  • Patent number: 7264647
    Abstract: A device for enriching air with oxygen in an aircraft, and a method for operating the device provides product gas enrichment with oxygen with minimum requirements. An oxygen measurement apparatus analyzing the product gas flow as well as a throughput sensor are provided in combination with a change-over device. A flow connection to an outlet channel is created in a first switch position, and a flow connection to a consumer conduit exists in a second switch position. A device for producing a change-over signal from the first switch position to the second switch position is provided if the determined oxygen output as a product of the product gas flow and the oxygen concentration has reached or exceeded a predefined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Dräger Aerospace GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 6990991
    Abstract: A safety device is provided for a gas distribution system in an airplane, containing at least one pressure regulator (5) between a pressurized gas source (2) and a supply line. Reliability of operation is improved with the provision of a pressure-limiting device (4) with two lines (41, 42) arranged in parallel with two pressure-limiting valves (43, 44, 45, 46) each arranged in the same direction in series. The pressure-limiting device (4) is arranged upstream of the pressure regulator (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Dräger Aerospace GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Meckes, Herbert Meier, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Publication number: 20050242939
    Abstract: A vehicular tire pressure monitoring system, including a transponder unit (10) for each tire to be monitored, the transponder unit having an incorporated RF transmitter (12) and being physically associated with the tire to be monitored. A pressure sensor for each tire to be monitored is connected to circuitry in a corresponding transponder unit. An interrogator unit (7) is associated with each transponder unit and physically mounted on a vehicle in proximity to a wheel (9) whereon a tire to be monitored is mounted. A central RF receiver (4) for all transponder units is provided. Each transponder unit is inductively coupled with an associated interrogator unit and includes an electric charge accumulation element adapted to be charged by energy inductively supplied from the associated interrogator unit in a first mode of operation, and the charge accumulation element providing a power supply to the RF transmitter of the transponder unit in a second mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Andreas Hagl, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 6935593
    Abstract: A gas distribution system in an airplane has improved reliability of operation with a first supply line (7) and a second supply line (9) for pressurized gas connected to a pressurized gas source (2) via a branching site (6) with a second shut-off valve (10). The pressure in the supply lines (7, 9) is determined with a pressure-measuring means (24). An evaluating device (24) for the measured pressure signal is provided for sending a closing signal to the shut-off valve (8, 10) of the supply line (7, 9) in which a pressure drop of consequence occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Dräger Aerospace GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Meckes, Herbert Meier, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Publication number: 20050150495
    Abstract: The passenger oxygen mask is provided for emergency situations on board an aircraft. The mask body is designed collapsible at least in sections. An axial overall height of the mask body is reduced by way of the one or more mask sections. This simplifies the accommodation of the oxygen mask or even permits a smaller constructional size of the preparation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Herbert Meier, Rudiger Meckes, Hasso Weinmann, Christopher Lanza, Wolfgang Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20050086519
    Abstract: The invention relates to a routing method and a routing system for messages in a network, according to which a forwarding mechanism is coupled to a logging mechanism in such a way that a message is written into a log file of the logging mechanism only if a target entity cannot be reached for said message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Herbert Meier, Michael Tinnacher
  • Publication number: 20040244585
    Abstract: A device for enriching air with oxygen in an aircraft, and a method for operating the device provides product gas enrichment with oxygen with minimum requirements. An oxygen measurement apparatus analyzing the product gas flow as well as a throughput sensor are provided in combination with a change-over device. A flow connection to an outlet channel is created in a first switch position, and a flow connection to a consumer conduit exists in a second switch position. A device for producing a change-over signal from the first switch position to the second switch position is provided if the determined oxygen output as a product of the product gas flow and the oxygen concentration has reached or exceeded a predefined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Rudiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Herbert Meier