Patents by Inventor Joachim Kuhn

Joachim Kuhn 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: 20210014410
    Abstract: To simplify the use of a functional scope of a medical image recording system, for example an endoscopy system, a method is proposed in which an image processing unit of the image recording system recognizes predefined image recording situations on the basis of an image sequence recorded using an image sensor of the image recording system and in response thereto proposes an adaptation to a user that results in an improved display and/or an improved recording of the image sequence in the respective recognized image recording situation. The adaptation can relate here to an algorithm, using which the image sequence is processed after the recording, and/or an image recording method currently used to generate the image sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHRÖER, MATTHIAS KÜHN, ALEXANDER KÖHLER, DANIEL HÄRTER, JOACHIM JAUSS
  • Publication number: 20210007588
    Abstract: In summary, to simplify operation of a medical image acquisition system, it is proposed that the image acquisition system continuously monitors a current image acquisition situation and assigns at least one new function to at least one, preferably manual, operating element, which is adapted to a detected new image acquisition situation, in response to a change in the image acquisition situation, to the extent that said newly assigned function is adjustable and/or operable with the at least one operating element. To this end, the image acquisition system can detect the change in the image acquisition situation using predefined parameters by means of sensors and/or through communication with peripheral units and/or preferably through image analysis of an image sequence which is recorded with an image sensor of the image acquisition system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHRÖER, MATTHIAS KÜHN, ALEXANDER KÖHLER, DANIEL HÄRTER, JOACHIM JAUSS
  • Publication number: 20200378544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum insulation panel arrangement on a vacuum insulation panel having two mutually opposite outer faces and edges that connect these outer faces, and having a protective layer that surrounds the vacuum insulation panel tightly on all sides. The invention is characterized in that, in order to form the protective layer, the vacuum insulation panel is coated entirely with flexible synthetic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias BOCK, Ivo NEMETZ, Joachim KUHN
  • Patent number: 10766685
    Abstract: A box-type transport container has a box-type outer container with a base, four side walls and at least one lid. The lid is hinged on a side wall. Sheet-type vacuum insulation panels are arranged in the outer container to cover the surface of the side walls. At least one carrying opening, which can be gripped by hand in order to carry the transport box, is provided in each of two opposing, side walls. The material of the side wall is weakened above and to the side of the carrying opening, such that the material can be easily separated from the surrounding material of the side wall and together with the carrying opening can be folded out of the side wall. Alternatively, the vacuum insulation panels of the side wall are secured in their relative positions by at least one peripheral tensioning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Ines Wallaschek, Peter Bauer, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Fabian Eschenbach
  • Publication number: 20200141636
    Abstract: Temperature-controllable container with vacuum insulation elements and with an interior space, which container comprises a wall with an opening for objects to be placed into the interior space, and a door element closing the opening, wherein transport elements are arranged on an outer surface of the container, which transport elements are designed to enable lifting by means of a transport vehicle, and wherein the container further comprises a temperature control unit which is designed so as to bring the interior space to a predetermined temperature T, wherein the temperature control unit comprises a heating/cooling unit operated via a solar energy device or a heating/cooling unit operated via a power supply network, and wherein a receptacle means for melt-storage elements or sample bodies is arranged in the interior space, which receptacle means is designed so as to position at least two melt-storage elements or sample bodies at a distance from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Sebastian Schmidt, Thomas Taraschewski
  • Publication number: 20200115140
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation transport container for temperature-controlled transport of temperature-sensitive goods, such as foodstuffs, beverages, pharmaceutical products or medical products, includes a receptacle and a lid, wherein the receptacle has an outer upper rim portion, an inner upper rim portion and a middle upper rim portion disposed between the outer and inner upper edge portions, and wherein the outer upper rim portion at least one corner comprises an access portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Kristina Kletzel
  • Publication number: 20200049586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking the functional capability of the thermal insulation of a transport container, at least one vacuum insulation panel being installed in the thermal insulation of the transport container, which vacuum insulation panel consists of a porous core material of low thermal conductivity and a gas-tight casing, which surrounds the core material in a tightly contacting manner at very low internal pressure, and which vacuum insulation panel has a pressure sensor and a transponder connected to the pressure sensor within the casing, the transponder being controlled for checking by means of an external reading device from outside the thermal insulation and the response signal of the transponder being captured (read out) and the response signal being evaluated with respect to whether the internal pressure in the vacuum insulation panel is correctly low or incorrectly high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Fabian ESCHENBACH, Martin HEINEMANN, Thomas TARASCHEWSKI, Joachim KUHN
  • Publication number: 20200039687
    Abstract: Pallet container 1 for the transport of temperature-sensitive products, which pallet container 1 comprises at least one side part 21, one bottom part 22, one top part 23 and one lid part 24, each having at least one vacuum insulation panel 3 disposed therein, and wherein the at least one side part 21, the bottom part 22 and the top part 23 comprise a common stop rim portion 4, at which stop rim portion 4 the lid part 24 comes to rest partially or fully circumferentially, characterized in that the pallet container 1 comprises at least one edge protection element 7 in order to distribute a load applied by a tensioning element 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Lukas Kratsch, Lorenz Straub
  • Publication number: 20190383544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a transport container which has an accommodation space for goods to be transported, said accommodation space being insulated by external thermal insulation. At an equipment site, the accommodation space is equipped with preconditioned, main latent heat storage elements necessary for a target heat capacity. In addition to the preconditioned, main latent heat storage elements, the accommodation space is also equipped with further thermal energy storage elements, the auxiliary energy storage elements, which are preconditioned to a specified temperature. This means that a longer transfer time period can be allowed after equipping and before filling the accommodation space with the goods to be transported, such that, from the filling time, the full target time period within the desired target temperature range is available for transporting the goods to be transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Fabian ESCHENBACH, Joachim KUHN, Thomas TARASCHEWSKI
  • Patent number: 10287085
    Abstract: A transport-container system has at least one container with a base, a casing and a top, and having inner-wall elements, which are arranged on the inner surfaces of the walls of the container and can be removed from the container and inserted into the container. Each inner-wall element has predetermined dimensions matching those of the associated inner surface of the container. At least as far as some of the inner-wall elements are concerned, the transport-container system has a number of embodiments with at least substantially the same dimensions, wherein it is possible to insert optionally one of the embodiments of inner-wall elements at the position in the container which is envisaged for the relevant inner-wall element. A method is for providing a container of a transport-container system with correspondingly different embodiments of inner-wall elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20190039811
    Abstract: The transport container (6) has an inner bottom (7) and an inner shell (8) and forms an upwardly open receiving space (9) for goods to be transported. The inner container (6) comprises at least one inwardly protruding projection (11), at least on each of two opposite sides, on the upper edge of the inner casing (8). The clear distance between the oppositely arranged projections (11) is slightly smaller than the corresponding inner dimension—length or width—of the inner bottom (7) in the receiving space (9), such that the projections (11) form a support for a latent heat storage element (10), i.e. a latent heat storage element (10) with a corresponding outer dimension can be positioned on said projections (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim KUHN, Thomas TARASCHEWSKI, Fabian ESCHENBACH, Benjamin SEEMANN, Fritz KELLERMANN
  • Patent number: 10065786
    Abstract: A transport container has an outer container with a bottom, two sets of side walls and at least one lid. Vacuum insulation panels are arranged on the inside of the outer container, at least on the side walls. First vacuum insulation panels on first side walls which are located opposite one another, abut at the edges against inside surfaces of second vacuum insulation panels on second side walls, which are located opposite one another and on the bottom. The first vacuum insulation panels are realized as planar rectangular-shaped vacuum insulation panels with a thickness D. The second vacuum panels are realized as panels with a sealing edge that comprises a certain residual width B. The thickness D is greater than the residual width B. The edges of the first vacuum insulation panels cover the sealing edges of the second vacuum insulation panels and otherwise abut against adjoining planar surfaces of the second vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10006581
    Abstract: A method is for producing a vacuum insulating body (vacuum insulation panel; VIP) made of a vacuum-tight foil or foil connection and a flat filter material, in particular a single-layer or multi-layer non-woven material, which is air-permeable but is not permeable for a powdered filling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Roland Caps
  • Patent number: 9939207
    Abstract: A process is for the pre-conditioning of one or more latent heat storage elements in the case of which the temperature or the narrow temperature range of the phase transition defines a target temperature and the latent heat storage elements are heated up to the target temperature. The latent heat, storage elements are cooled to an initial temperature below the target temperature and this initial temperature is determined. The latent heat storage elements at the initial temperature are introduced into a thermally insulated container and the container is then closed. The interior of the closed container is, or has been, connected to a heating device of which the thermal output which takes effect in the interior of the closed container is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann
  • Patent number: 9821945
    Abstract: A transport container is made of a trough-like lower part which is open towards the top and an upper part which is arranged on the lower part and closes the open upper side of the lower part. The upper part can be removed or pivoted in order to open the lower part, and the lower part and the upper part preferably consist of a dimensionally stable plastic material. The lower part has a base, longitudinal walls, and transverse walls, and the upper part correspondingly has a cover, longitudinal faces, and transverse faces. The lower part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal walls and preferably on the base as well, and the upper part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal faces and preferably on the lid as well, the recesses being flush with one another and facing one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Tobias Bock
  • Publication number: 20170305639
    Abstract: A box-type transport container has a box-type outer container with a base, four side walls and at least one lid. The lid is hinged on a side wall. Sheet-type vacuum insulation panels are arranged in the outer container to cover the surface of the side walls. At least one carrying opening, which can be gripped by hand in order to carry the transport box, is provided in each of two opposing, side walls. The material of the side wall is weakened above and to the side of the carrying opening, such that the material can be easily separated from the surrounding material of the side wall and together with the carrying opening can be folded out of the side wall. Alternatively, the vacuum insulation panels of the side wall are secured in their relative positions by at least one peripheral tensioning means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Ines Wallaschek, Peter Bauer, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Fabian Eschenbach
  • Publication number: 20170233165
    Abstract: A transport container has an outer container with a bottom, two sets of side walls and at least one lid. Vacuum insulation panels are arranged on the inside of the outer container, at least on the side walls. First vacuum insulation panels on first side walls which are located opposite one another, abut at the edges against inside surfaces of second vacuum insulation panels on second side walls, which are located opposite one another and on the bottom. The first vacuum insulation panels are realized as planar rectangular-shaped vacuum insulation panels with a thickness D. The second vacuum panels are realized as panels with a sealing edge that comprises a certain residual width B. The thickness D is greater than the residual width B. The edges of the first vacuum insulation panels cover the sealing edges of the second vacuum insulation panels and otherwise abut against adjoining planar surfaces of the second vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20170073146
    Abstract: A transport container is made of a trough-like lower part which is open towards the top and an upper part which is arranged on the lower part and closes the open upper side of the lower part. The upper part can be removed or pivoted in order to open the lower part, and the lower part and the upper part preferably consist of a dimensionally stable plastic material. The lower part has a base, longitudinal walls, and transverse walls, and the upper part correspondingly has a cover, longitudinal faces, and transverse faces. The lower part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal walls and preferably on the base as well, and the upper part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal faces and preferably on the lid as well, the recesses being flush with one another and facing one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Tobias Bock
  • Publication number: 20170073147
    Abstract: A transport-container system has at least one container with a base, a casing and a top, and having inner-wall elements, which are arranged on the inner surfaces of the walls of the container and can be removed from the container and inserted into the container. Each inner-wall element has predetermined dimensions matching those of the associated inner surface of the container. At least as far as some of the inner-wall elements are concerned, the transport-container system has a number of embodiments with at least substantially the same dimensions, wherein it is possible to insert optionally one of the embodiments of inner-wall elements at the position in the container which is envisaged for the relevant inner-wall element. A method i s for providing a container of a transport-container system with correspondingly different embodiments of inner-wall elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Patent number: 9581374
    Abstract: A method is for preconditioning at least one latent heat storage element, which is arranged in a thermally insulated, closed container having a space for accommodating goods to be transported. The latent heat storage element has a target temperature preferably slightly in excess of 0 DEG C. In such an arrangement, it is particularly practical for the accommodation space in the container to be filled with a certain amount of a coolant, particularly ice, and for the container to be closed, and therefore the latent heat storage element located in the container is cooled to the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Tobias Bock