Patents by Inventor Herbert Walter

Herbert Walter 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: 20200162178
    Abstract: A method for functionally secure connection identification for data exchange via a telegram between a source data service and a sink data service, wherein whether the time stamp of an incoming telegram is older than the time stamp of a predecessor telegram is determined, upon receipt of the predecessor telegram a monitoring counter being started and whether the currently incoming telegram has arrived within a monitoring time is additionally determined, where a local time stamp of a local time basis is compared with the associated time stamp of the incoming telegram and whether a comparison difference does not exceed a period of time is determined, a telegram arriving only being accepted as valid if the time stamp of the arriving telegram is greater than the time stamp of the telegram most recently accepted as valid, and data is valid if the checks are positive, otherwise a fail-safe reaction is triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Hubert, Thomas Markus Meyer, Herbert Barthel, Maximilian Walter
  • Publication number: 20200099202
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the field of electric power infrastructure and repurposing existing oil and gas pipeline, or other pipelines which are no longer in use for their original purpose, for installation of conduits and electrical cables/conduits, typically underground, for electric power transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: William H. Hastings, John Walter Fluharty, II, Herbert Fluharty, Daniel Henry Tait, Ronald G. Halderman
  • Patent number: 10599117
    Abstract: A safety-oriented automation system in which additional point-to-point-communications links are installed in addition to the field bus so as to increase functional safety in an automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maximilian Walter, Herbert Barthel
  • Patent number: 10599103
    Abstract: An automation system includes a fieldbus, at least two automation devices which are securely connected to the fieldbus, at least two coupling points which are configured such that automated connection and disconnection of an exchanging device to and from the fieldbus is possible, wherein exchanging devices are configured to establish a functionally safe connection with the automation devices via the fieldbus, where the functional safety thus achieved serves to avoid malfunctions as a result of errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Herbert Barthel, Maximilian Walter
  • Publication number: 20200026254
    Abstract: In order to enable a seamless configuration modification during operation, a first automation device sends a second automation device a request for parameter modification. The second automation device responds to the request, such that a standby acknowledgement of the request is sent. Immediately with the transmission of the standby acknowledgement in the second automation device, an output process image is frozen, and the modification of the communication parameters for the second automation device is carried out. The first automation device responds, such that after receiving the standby acknowledgement in the first automation device, the communication is immediately stopped and the modification of the communication parameters is carried out for the first automation device. An input process image is frozen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Herbert Barthel, David Ferenczi, Wolfgang Schmauss, Maximilian Walter
  • Publication number: 20190357042
    Abstract: A method for functionally secure connection identification during data exchange between two communication subscribers in a communication system, wherein a first subscriber operates as a data provider with a first address identifier and a second subscriber operates as a data requester with a second address identifier, wherein in a request of safety-related data of the first subscriber in a request message, the second subscriber transmits an order number of the data request and its second address identifier and the first subscriber responds with a response message, the second subscriber subsequently checking to determine whether this message contains (i) a second address identifier of the requesting second subscriber, (ii) an order number of the request message of the second subscriber and (iii) the first address identifier of the requested first subscriber, in the event all checking steps are positive, the safety-related data being accepted and otherwise discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Johannes HUBERT, Thomas Markus MEYER, Ulrich TASCHKE, Herbert BARTHEL, Maximilian WALTER
  • Publication number: 20190149510
    Abstract: A method and facility for safely issuing addresses to modules connected in a network by a data connection, wherein the address of a respective module comprises a module address and a subsidiary address that specifies the position at which the respective module is located in the network and/or the interface to which the respective module is connected, where as an alternative or additionally the subsidiary address can specify the slot of an interface to which the module is connected, in an addressing step the address is allocated to the respective module and a check is performed via to determine whether the respective address of the respective module is unique, and where if it is not unique, then a signal is provided and, based on the signal, at least for one module the subsidiary address, is changed such that is advantageously possible to issue addresses in a network simple and safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Herbert Barthel, Ulrich TASCHKE, Maximilian WALTER
  • Publication number: 20180371761
    Abstract: The technical disclosure of this Catwalk System Tiny House is the allowance of the user to walk in an erect manner alongside of the length, head or foot of the +mattress bed in a sleeping loft in a tiny house with a low ceiling and get onto the mattress bed laying on the loft floor, and get up from it without resorting to getting on one's hands and knees. This is new in the art of design of tiny houses with low ceiling sleeping lofts, as previously all lofts required the user to go from a ladder or stairway to a hands and knees crawling position to get to and from the sleeping mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Herbert Walter Green
  • Patent number: 9914342
    Abstract: Shading device for a transparent surface part of a motor vehicle having a flexible shading structure, two non-parallel lateral guide arrangements fixed with respect to the vehicle and having a dimensionally stable pull-out profile displaceable in parallel fashion by in each case one guide carriage in the respective lateral guide arrangement via a drive device, lateral shading structure sections protruding, in a manner dependent on the displacement travel of the shading structure, into lateral receiving spaces fixed with respect to the vehicle. To the lateral shading structure sections, there are fastened in each case two support bodies spaced apart from one another in the pulling-out direction of the shading structure and the thickness of which is greater than a thickness of the respective shading structure sections. The support bodies are guided in transversely supported fashion with play in complementary support channel sections of the receiving spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Maier, Herbert Walter
  • Publication number: 20170355248
    Abstract: A protection device for a vehicle interior compartment including a flexible planar structure displaceable between a pulled-out protective position and a rest position. The planar structure is connected to a dimensionally stable pull-out profile, which profile is mounted for longitudinal displacement on each of its opposite sides in a respective guiding structure fixed to the vehicle. A respective cable pull is installed in each guiding structure, each cable pull engaging on a respective one of sliding bodies slidingly mounted in the guiding structure. The sliding body is connected to the pull-out profile such that a torque introduced into the pull-out profile by the cable pull on the sliding body and a counter-torque introduced into the pull-out profile by the planar structure are configured, relative to a longitudinal axis of the pull-out profile extending transversely to the pull-out direction, such that the sliding bodies and the pull-out profile are held in equilibrium during a displacement move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Herbert WALTER, Huan TRAN, Matthias MAIER
  • Publication number: 20170349034
    Abstract: Protection device for a vehicle interior compartment including a flexible planar structure held on a roller blind shaft windable and unwindable between a pulled-out protective position and a compactly stored rest position. The planar structure is connected to a dimensionally stable pull-out profile on a face end region that is in front in the pull-out direction, which profile is guided for longitudinal displacement on each of its opposite sides in a respective guiding structure disposed fixed to the vehicle in the ready-for-use condition. At least one supporting structure is provided for rotatable bearing of the roller blind shaft, wherein the lateral guiding structures are connected to the supporting structure and are pivotably arranged on the supporting structure for an assembly position. Securing elements for releasable fixation of the guiding structures in their assembly position, pivoted towards the supporting structure, are provided on the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Herbert WALTER, Huan TRAN, Matthias MAIER, Gerald LINGEMANN
  • Patent number: 9764624
    Abstract: Shading device for a transparent surface part of a motor vehicle having a shading structure, two non-parallel lateral guide arrangements fixed with respect to the vehicle and flanking a displacement travel of the shading structure on opposite sides, and a pull-out profile which, at opposite face sides, is displaceable by in each case one guide carriage, lateral shading structure sections protruding, in a manner dependent on the displacement travel of the shading structure, into lateral receiving spaces fixed with respect to the vehicle and assigned to the guide arrangements. Each lateral guide arrangement and the associated receiving space are integrated in one housing structure fixed with respect to the vehicle and having a guide slot for the passage of the guide carriage from the pull-out profile to a drive device the guide slot running along the displacement travel of the shading structure and opening toward the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Maier, Herbert Walter
  • Patent number: 9725044
    Abstract: A protective device for a vehicle interior including a flexible structure held on a winding shaft and mounted for movement between a rest position, wound-up on the winding shaft, and a pulled-out protective position. Guiding members are provided in an end face region, which members are connectable to a drive system having a drive motor and a drive transmission connected to the guiding members in order to cause synchronous displacement of both guiding members. The drive transmission includes a revolving pull drive mechanism on one side, which drive mechanism is connected to one guiding member and is driven by the drive motor. The other guiding member is displaceable by a push-pull cord capable of translational movement, which cord is coupled to the revolving pull drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Herbert Walter
  • Patent number: 9511733
    Abstract: Protective device with a flexible sheet-like structure movable between a compactly stored position and at least one two-dimensionally extended functional position and which is provided, on an end region thereof with a dimensionally stable extension profile which, at opposite ends, has retaining profile sections mounted so as to be displaceable telescopically to a limited extent in the extension profile and acted upon outwardly in the longitudinal direction of the extension profile by a spring arrangement. Each retaining profile section is assigned a second spring arrangement which acts on the retaining profile section in the opposite direction to the first spring arrangement. The retaining profile section, in an unloaded non-operational position, is held on the extension profile in a central position, from which the retaining profile section can be shifted inward or outward in opposite longitudinal directions relative to the extension profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: BOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Maier, Huan Tran, Wolfgang Schaller, Herbert Walter
  • Publication number: 20160325687
    Abstract: A protective device for a vehicle interior including a flexible structure on a winding shaft and mounted for movement between a rest position, wound-up on the winding shaft, and a pulled-out protective position. Guiding members are provided in an end face region, which members are connectable to a drive system having a drive motor and a drive transmission connected to the guiding members in order to cause synchronous displacement of both guiding members. The drive transmission includes a revolving pull drive mechanism on one side, which drive mechanism is connected to one guiding member and is driven by the drive motor. The other guiding member is displaceable by a push-pull cord capable of translational movement, which cord is coupled to the revolving pull drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventor: Herbert WALTER
  • Publication number: 20160236554
    Abstract: A cover system for a load bed of a vehicle having a winding shaft mounted rotatably in a support structure, a flexible flat structure mounted on the winding shaft for winding and unwinding between a rest position and a covering position and connected to a pull-out profile on a front end region spaced from the winding shaft. Two guide rail arrangements on opposite sides of the flat structure are provided, in which the pull-out profile is guided, and drive system is provided which has a drive motor and a drive transmission laid in the guide rail arrangement and acting on the stable pull-out profile. The drive motor is configured as an electric tubular motor integrated in the winding shaft and driving the winding shaft in opposite rotational directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew STEWART, Huan TRAN, Herbert WALTER, Markus HINTENNACH, Mickey HANNAN
  • Publication number: 20160236549
    Abstract: Cover system for a load bed of a vehicle having a winding shaft mounted rotatably in a support structure, a flexible flat structure mounted on the winding shaft for winding and unwinding between a rest position and a covering position and connected to a pull-out profile on an end region spaced from the winding shaft. Two guide rail arrangements are provided on opposite sides of the flat structure in which the pull-out profile is guided. The flat structure is reinforced in a manner over its length via a plurality of transverse bows which extend over an entire width of the flat structure and are guided in the guide rail arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew STEWART, Huan TRAN, Herbert WALTER, Markus HINTENNACH, Mickey HANNAN
  • Publication number: 20160236553
    Abstract: A cover system for a load bed of a vehicle having a winding shaft mounted rotatably in a support structure, a flexible flat structure mounted on the winding shaft for winding up and unwinding between a rest position and a covering position and connected to a pull-out profile on its front end region remote from the winding shaft. Two guide rail arrangements are provided on opposite sides of the flat structure in which guide rail arrangements the pull-out profile is guided. Each guide rail arrangement has a hollow profile provided with a plurality of cavities which run along the hollow profile, are open or closed toward the flat structure and have guiding or receiving functions for the pull-out profile of the flat structure and a drive transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew STEWART, Huan TRAN, Herbert WALTER, Markus HINTENNACH, Mickey HANNAN
  • Patent number: D763018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Visplay International AG
    Inventor: Herbert Walter
  • Patent number: D763025
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Visplay International AG
    Inventor: Herbert Walter