Patents by Inventor Johann Maier

Johann Maier 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: 11994300
    Abstract: A pull-out guide for a microwave cooking appliance or an industrial oven includes a body rail and a running rail that is movable relative thereto, for depositing a carrier. The pull-out guide includes an electrical contact for electrically contacting the running rail with the body rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Löh, Johann-Sebastian Lessmann, Johannes Tiwisina, Sergej Maier, Johann Braun
  • Patent number: 11940434
    Abstract: A food processing device or food storage device (70), having: a chamber (72) for housing a foodstuff (42) to be processed or stored; and a nutrition/ingredient analysis system (30), having: an electromagnetic radiation source (32); a radiation guide (34) for guiding the electromagnetic radiation based on total internal reflection (attenuated total reflection, ATR), wherein the radiation guide comprises an input (36) coupled to the electromagnetic radiation source (32), an output (38), and a sensing surface (40) between the input and output for placing against a foodstuff to be analyzed, wherein the sensing surface (40) is for contact with the foodstuff (42); a detector (44) for detecting guided electromagnetic radiation at the output of the radiation guide; and a filter arrangement (46) for wavelength filtering the guided electromagnetic radiation reaching the detector, wherein the filter arrangement includes a plurality of optical bandpass filters (46a, 46b), and the plurality of filters are selectively mova
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dieter Johann Maier, Raimund Leitner, Jozef Pulko
  • Patent number: 11419514
    Abstract: A system for detecting skin contact comprises a signal generator (9) for generating an electric trigger signal; a reference circuit (10) comprising a capacitance (CREF) and a resistance (RPREF) for generating a reference signal in dependence on the trigger signal; a probe (11) touchable by a skin for measuring a skin response signal in dependence on the trigger signal; and a comparator (4) for comparing the skin response signal with the reference signal. The capacitance (CREF) of the reference circuit (10) represents a lower bound of skin capacitance, and the resistance (RPREF) of the reference circuit represents an upper bound of skin resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Dieter Johann Maier
  • Patent number: 11344158
    Abstract: There is provided a food processing apparatus (100) for use with a near-infrared light source and a sensor. The apparatus comprises a food processing chamber (110) configured to receive a food stuff, a food processing unit (120) configured to process the food stuff in the food processing chamber, and an optical component (130) configured to reflect emitted near-infrared light from the near-infrared light source towards the sensor, wherein the optical component is arranged at the food processing unit or a channel formed in the food processing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus Jozef Marie Starmans, Bernhard Schratter, Philipp Smole, Dieter Johann Maier, Mirko Cartei
  • Publication number: 20210364488
    Abstract: A food processing device or food storage device (70), comprising: a chamber (72) for housing a foodstuff (42) to be processed or stored; and a nutrition/ingredient analysis system (30), comprising: an electromagnetic radiation source (32); a radiation guide (34) for guiding the electromagnetic radiation based on total internal reflection (attenuated total reflection, ATR), wherein the radiation guide comprises an input (36) coupled to the electromagnetic radiation source (32), an output (38), and a sensing surface (40) between the input and output for placing against a foodstuff to be analyzed, wherein the sensing surface (40) is for contact with the foodstuff (42); a detector (44) for detecting guided electromagnetic radiation at the output of the radiation guide; and a filter arrangement (46) for wavelength filtering the guided electromagnetic radiation reaching the detector, wherein the filter arrangement comprises a plurality of optical bandpass filters (46a, 46b), and the plurality of filters are selecti
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dieter Johann MAIER, Raimund LEITNER, Jozef PULKO
  • Publication number: 20210153693
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus (10) for processing food stuff. The apparatus (10) comprises a container (110) for receiving a food stuff; a food processing unit (120) for processing the food stuff in the container; a force sensor (130) for measuring an operation parameter, and a control unit (140) for operating the food processing unit (120) based on measurements received from the sensor. The sensor is furthermore configured to measure an interaction with the apparatus by a user. The control unit is configured to receive measurements of the user interaction from the sensor (130) and process the received measurements to determine if a predetermined user interaction or a predetermined user interaction pattern corresponding to a user input command has been performed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Mario PICHLER, Dieter Johann MAIER
  • Publication number: 20210045582
    Abstract: There is provided a food processing apparatus (100) for use with a near- infrared light source and a sensor. The apparatus comprises a food processing chamber (110) configured to receive a food stuff, a food processing unit (120) configured to process the food stuff in the food processing chamber, and an optical component (130) configured to reflect emitted near-infrared light from the near-infrared light source towards the sensor, wherein the optical component is arranged at the food processing unit or a channel formed in the food processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Franciscus Jozef Marie STARMANS, Bernhard SCHRATTER, Philipp SMOLE, Dieter Johann MAIER, Mirko CARTEI
  • Patent number: 10219645
    Abstract: An electric food processor is of the type in which the user applies pressure to the food item against a rotary processing member (4) against during processing. A pressure indicator (10) is provided for displaying a signal at least representing the user-applied pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dieter Johann Maier, Thomas Schlug
  • Publication number: 20170007063
    Abstract: An electric food processor is of the type in which the user applies pressure to the food item against a rotary processing member (4) against during processing. A pressure indicator (10) is provided for displaying a signal at least representing the user-applied pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: DIETER JOHANN MAIER, THOMAS SCHLUG
  • Publication number: 20130030320
    Abstract: A system for detecting skin contact comprises a signal generator (9) for generating an electric trigger signal; a reference circuit (10) comprising a capacitance (CREF) and a resistance (RPREF) for generating a reference signal in dependence on the trigger signal; a probe (11) touchable by a skin for measuring a skin response signal in dependence on the trigger signal; and a comparator (4) for comparing the skin response signal with the reference signal. The capacitance (CREF) of the reference circuit (10) represents a lower bound of skin capacitance, and the resistance (RPREF) of the reference circuit represents an upper bound of skin resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Dieter Johann Maier
  • Patent number: 8042437
    Abstract: A tool structure contains a first part having an oval end section with regard to an axis of symmetry in a direction of a maximum height and an axis of symmetry in the direction of a maximum width, and a second part having a recess accommodating the end section via mutual contact surfaces. The tool structure has a clamping element for the mutual clamping of the parts and mutual contact surfaces that are restricted to in each case four spaced-apart surface sections. These surface sections are disposed symmetrically with respect to a circumference of the end section such that a center point of a straight connecting line of the starting and end points of the respective surface section is at a normal distance b1 from the axis of symmetry and at a normal distance h1 from the axis of symmetry, h1 being greater than b1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Ceratizit Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H
    Inventors: Johann Maier, Siegfried F. Kerle, Eduard Reich, Einar Schurda
  • Publication number: 20080247832
    Abstract: A tool structure contains a first part having an oval end section with regard to an axis of symmetry in a direction of a maximum height and an axis of symmetry in the direction of a maximum width, and a second part having a recess accommodating the end section via mutual contact surfaces. The tool structure has a clamping element for the mutual clamping of the parts and mutual contact surfaces that are restricted to in each case four spaced-apart surface sections. These surface sections are disposed symmetrically with respect to a circumference of the end section such that a center point of a straight connecting line of the starting and end points of the respective surface section is at a normal distance b1 from the axis of symmetry and at a normal distance h1 from the axis of symmetry, h1 being greater than b1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: CERATIZIT AUSTRIA GESELLSCAFT MBH
    Inventors: Johann Maier, Siegfried F. Kerle, Eduard Reich, Einar Schurda
  • Publication number: 20050276210
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical data carrier comprising an information carrying electrically conductive layer arranged on a base material and a chip connected to the electrically conductive layer, the electrically conductive layer being configured as an antenna element for transferring data and/or energy, wherein the electrically conductive layer comprises a non-conductive portion. Further, the invention relates to a method for producing an optical data carrier and a device for producing an optical data carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Gotfried Reiter, Johann Maier
  • Publication number: 20050180825
    Abstract: A cutting insert has two cutting heads that are opposite with respect to the longitudinal axis A of the insert. Each of the cutting heads has a cutting edge running substantially transversely to the longitudinal axis A and two side cutting edges or cutting-edge sections running substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis A of the cutting insert. The side cutting edges run so as to fall away from the end cutting edge with respect to the tool reference plane Pr. The flanks, lying on the same side of the cutting insert, of the side cutting edges of the opposite cutting heads in each case lie on a common plane E. This makes possible more cost-effective grinding of the side cutting edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Johann Maier, Herbert Ronacher
  • Patent number: 6715386
    Abstract: The novel turning method on a lathe or a machining apparatus uses a tool head which is traversable for the machining and can be rotated mechanically in a receiver with a rotary axis D in the course of the machining. The rotary axis D of the tool head lies within an angular range &agr; of 45° to 90° to the X-axis and perpendicularly to the Z-axis of the machining apparatus. In addition, a tool head is used whose cutting inserts are arranged in such a way that each cutting insert has a tool reference plane Pr through in each case identical selected cutting-edge points perpendicularly to the assumed cutting direction in accordance with DIN 6581, this tool reference plane Pr running within an angular range &bgr; of 90° to 135° to the rotary axis D of the tool head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Plansee Tizit Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Johann Maier
  • Publication number: 20020170396
    Abstract: The novel turning method on a lathe or a machining apparatus uses a tool head which is traversable for the machining and can be rotated mechanically in a receiver with a rotary axis D in the course of the machining. The rotary axis D of the tool head lies within an angular range &agr; of 45° to 90° to the X-axis and perpendicularly to the Z-axis of the machining apparatus. In addition, a tool head is used whose cutting inserts are arranged in such a way that each cutting insert has a tool reference plane Pr through in each case identical selected cutting-edge points perpendicularly to the assumed cutting direction in accordance with DIN 6581, this tool reference plane Pr running within an angular range &bgr; of 90° to 135° to the rotary axis D of the tool head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Johann Maier
  • Patent number: 6035744
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the manufacture of a cutting insert (1) for thread cutting, with several cutting teeth (2-6) simultaneously engaged in incrementally cutting the thread profile. The blank is manufactured by pressing and sintering so that the relief angles of the flanks of the side cutting edges (9,10) of the individual teeth (2-6) are at least 3.degree. and the profile depth of the final cutting tooth (6) which makes the finishing cut on the thread fits within the required final measurement tolerances, while the thickness of the cutting insert (1) and the tooth width (b) of the cutting teeth (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) are oversized. Subsequently, the blank is mechanically processed on the back face (7) and/or the front face (8) until the tooth width (b) of the cutting teeth (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and the thickness (d) of the cutting insert (1) fit within the required final measurement tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Schwarzkopt Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Johann Maier
  • Patent number: 4938641
    Abstract: A parting tool is provided having a tool shank and an interchangeable blade support connected thereto. The blade support is equipped with a blade attachment of blade. The blade support makes contact along one side thereof with a broad-side of the tool shank. The blade support has narrow sides which are guided, at least on sections, by two guide surfaces of the tool shank typically disposed on flanges. Flat contact surfaces on said flanges perpendicularly disposed in relation to the broad side of the tool shank butt against two corresponding counter guide surfaces on said blade support and are pressed against each other by clamping means such as longitudinally off-set screws. In comparison with earlier parting tools used for the same applications, the parting tools of the invention can be made smaller in overall height and provide extremely stable connection between the blade support and the tool shank, thereby greatly reducing rattling and vibrations during normal cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Schwarzkopf Development Corporation
    Inventor: Johann Maier
  • Patent number: 4639171
    Abstract: The dowel hole drilling machine comprises a workpiece support. One part of the workpiece support and a crosspiece carrying the drilling unit are mounted to be pivotally movable in unison about an axis. That workpiece support comprises eccentrically mounted supports, which are adapted to be aligned and flush with the workpiece support and to protrude beyond a workpiece support, which extends at right angles to the workpiece support and is spaced the same distance from the pivotal axis as the workpiece support. The workpiece support serves to support the workpiece during a horizontal drilling operation. When the drilling unit is in a vertical position, the stops are flush with the workpiece support and serve as stops for the drilling of the first row of dowel holes. This results in an exact coordination of the drill and the workpiece support, which constitutes a stop for and defines the location of the reference edge during the horizontal and vertical drilling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Schleicher Maschinenbau und -Vertrieb GmbH
    Inventor: Johann Maier
  • Patent number: 4368094
    Abstract: Apparatus for the production of a corrugated cardboard having a cover-lining on at least one side, with an upper grooved roll and a lower grooved roll which have outwardly open annular grooves in distribution over their length, to which a suction source is connected through nozzles held by carriers, of which nozzles two in each case are arranged opposite to one another in the region of the paper web entry and exit of the lower grooved roll, fitting into an annular groove, characterized in that each annular groove (12) has a width substantially less than its depth, in that each nozzle (13, 13') which fittingly fills the annular groove possesses a pressed-flat pipe end (14, 14') and in that at least the outer nozzles of the nozzles arranged in a row are connectable additionally to an air blast source (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Inventors: Johann Mayer, Johann Maier, Hans Mosburger, Michael Erl