Patents by Inventor Horst Sonnendorfer

Horst Sonnendorfer 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: 9540023
    Abstract: A manually displaceable shopping cart, in particular a multilevel cart, includes a basket for receiving goods, two handle support arms each disposed at a respective side, and detached handles each attached to a respective handle support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Elvira Sonnendorfer, Andreas Filosi, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 9522691
    Abstract: A push handle for a shopping trolley contains a holder for a mobile telecommunications terminal, in particular a smartphone. The holder includes a mounting for the telecommunications terminal and a pivot joint by which the mounting can be pivoted between a home position when it rests against the push handle and a holding position when it extends away from the push handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Elvira Sonnendorfer, Andreas Filosi, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 9283976
    Abstract: A restraining belt for children in a shopping cart is disposed in a housing. The housing is fastened on the shopping cart. A fastening element is provided by way of which a lattice bar of the shopping cart is enclosed in a U-shape. The fastening element has clip-like protrusions extending between the individual lattice bars and the clip-like protrusions have grooves and edges of the housing engage in the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Franz Wieth, Horst Sonnendorfer
  • Patent number: 9174660
    Abstract: The purchasing aid is temporarily connected to a housing for the advertising surface which is permanently present, said housing being arranged fixedly on the shopping trolley, wherein the fastening for the purchasing aid is arranged outside the advertising surface, and the advertising surface which is permanently present can optionally also be used as a display for the purchasing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 9016444
    Abstract: The invention relates to an immobilizer for a transport trolley, whereby a magnetic field is used for alternately activating and deactivating said immobilizer. In an embodiment of the invention, the deactivating magnetic field can be weaker than the activating magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 8950567
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trolley comprising an element for holding and releasing a token, said element comprising a sensor that detects whether the trolley comprising the element for holding and releasing the token is pushed inside another trolley. If this is the case, the element for holding and releasing the token activates the immobilizer and releases the token. In order to use the trolley, a token must be inserted into the element for holding and releasing the token, thus deactivating the immobilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Publication number: 20150032559
    Abstract: A mount for a mobile telecommunications terminal device includes a receptacle for the mobile telecommunications terminal device, a first interface for transmitting data from the mobile telecommunications terminal device to the mount, a second interface for transmitting data from the mount to a point-of-sale or cash register system and a first fastening device for detachably fastening the mount to a shopping cart. A payment system, a mobile telecommunications terminal device, a scanner wall and software for locking and/or unlocking the mount are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: HORST SONNENDORFER, FRANZ WIETH
  • Patent number: 8746709
    Abstract: A magnifying glass that is mounted on the shopping cart can be moved from a protected neutral position into the reading position only when no key is in the coin deposit lock, and the key can be inserted into the lock only after the magnifying glass has been placed into the protected neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Franz Wieth, Horst Sonnendorfer
  • Patent number: 8736451
    Abstract: In order to detect attempted theft, the time that a shopping cart remains in a self-scanning zone in a self-checkout line is monitored. If a certain duration is not met between the time at which the region of the self-scanning register is entered and the exit is passed, an alarm is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Franz Wieth, Horst Sonnendorfer
  • Patent number: 8720911
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shopping cart having a sliding handle, which has module-like functional elements, wherein the functional elements are substantially accommodated in a recess of the sliding handle and protrude so far out of the sliding handle that good usability of the functional elements is given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 8708348
    Abstract: This invention relates to a shopping trolley having castors and a handle, the surface of which consists of plastic. The surface of the handle consists of one or more different materials, at least one of said materials having conductive properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 8650715
    Abstract: A shell for a handle tube of a shopping cart or trolley. The shell has improved properties compared with a conventional, round, simple shell and has zones made of different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 8632081
    Abstract: A transport car with rollers, all of which are steerable, for which an activatable anti-theft protection is provided. With the anti-theft protection, two or more of the rollers may be fixed in a predetermined steering position whereby the angle which the rollers are fixed at relative to a longitudinal axis of the transport cart is different between the two or more rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: SYSTEC POS-Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Wieth, Horst Sonnendorfer
  • Patent number: 8629765
    Abstract: To generally prevent people from being able to take out and move shopping carts from shopping cart parking areas at times when the store is not open, the blocking devices on the shopping carts are activated when the shopping carts are parked in shopping cart parking areas when the store is not open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Publication number: 20130305486
    Abstract: A push handle for a transport cart that is movable by hand has a fastening element for fastening the push handle to a handle support arm of the transport cart. The fastening element defines an at least substantially transversely extending fastening axis for a grip part. The longitudinal axis of the grip part is arranged substantially perpendicular to the fastening shaft. The grip part is rotatably mounted about the fastening axis, and the grip part is fixable in at least one position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: 8557317
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device 1 for detecting the internal temperature of a foodstuff 2, with at least one temperature sensor 3 that is arranged in a first housing section 4, which can be inserted into the foodstuff 2 for the measurement, while a second housing section 10 protrudes from the foodstuff 2. The autonomous device further comprises a voltage source 7, an electronic analyzing unit 6 for checking at least one predetermined temperature condition, and a temperature indicator 8. For precise, especially continuous measuring of the internal temperature of the foodstuff 2 during the preparation, in particular during a grilling process, the first housing section 4 is designed to remain within the foodstuff 2, and for this purpose, at least the analyzing unit 6 and the temperature indicator 8 are arranged in the first housing section 4, and the second housing section 10 is designed so that information shown by the analyzing unit 6 on the temperature indicator 8 can be perceived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Tecpoint GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Sonnendorfer
  • Patent number: D690071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: D690485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: D699599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: TecPoint GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Sonnendorfer
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    Patent number: D708043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth