Patents by Inventor Josef Brunner

Josef Brunner 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: 20120271472
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing and monitoring a plurality of disparate electrical and/or electronic devices remotely, without the need for installing additional software on the devices. An energy management system installed within an organization's infrastructure communicates with devices from different vendors, makes, and models, housed at multiple geographically distributed facilities, for purposes of monitoring and managing several operational aspects related to such devices. Information related to various operational aspects retrieved from such heterogeneous, distributed devices is utilized in conjunction with energy management policies that remotely control or take actions with respect to the devices to achieve energy efficiency. Comprehensive energy management reports generated by an energy management system provide various details and analytics related to operational aspects of the managed devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: JOULEX, INC.
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Rene Seeber
  • Patent number: 8181649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a three-arm tube system for a ventilation appliance suitable for invasive ventilation. Such a ventilation appliance includes an active inhalation valve and an active exhalation valve. The tube system also includes an inhalation tube arm, an exhalation tube arm and a ventilation tube arm for attachment to a mask, and also a flow sensor. A defined leakage is established in the ventilation tube arm, and the flow sensor is arranged between the leakage and the mask. The invention further relates to a ventilation appliance having such a tube system, and to a method for operating the ventilation appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Hamilton Medical AG
    Inventor: Josef Brunner
  • Publication number: 20120065802
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing and monitoring a plurality of disparate electrical and/or electronic devices located at various geographically distributed facilities remotely on the basis of an instantaneous location of a user's mobile device that is associated with one or more electrical and/or electronic devices. Remote management of these devices involve transmitting information corresponding to a current location of a user's mobile device that will be managing the devices, without the need for installing additional software on the devices. An energy management system installed within an organization's infrastructure communicates with users' mobile devices and executes power management commands on the electrical and/or electronic devices, for purposes of monitoring and managing several operational aspects related to such devices. Such power management commands can be on-demand dynamic commands provided by a user's mobile device, or predefined commands stored in the energy management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: JOULEX, INC.
    Inventors: Rene Seeber, Josef Brunner, Mark Davidson
  • Patent number: 8043929
    Abstract: Hetero-semiconductor structures possessing an SOI structure containing a silicon-germanium mixed crystal are produced at a low cost and high productivity. The semiconductor substrates comprise a first layer formed of silicon having germanium added thereto, a second layer formed of an oxide and adjoined to the first layer, and a third layer derived from the same source as the first layer, but having an enriched content of germanium as a result of thermal oxidation and thinning of the third layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Siltronic AG
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Hiroyuki Deai, Atsushi Ikari, Martin Grassl, Atsuki Matsumura, Wilfried von Ammon
  • Publication number: 20110257549
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus with sensing means suitable for sensing the inspiratory phase and the expiratory phase of each respiratory cycle of a respirated person from in each case at least one minimum and maximum amplitude of a circulation value within a single respiratory cycle, and with a computing device for calculating a variation of the amplitudes of the circulation value occurring within a said respiratory cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Marc Wysocki, Josef Brunner, Ricardo Lopez Gasco, Dominik Novotni, Thomas Laubscher, Gion Durisch
  • Publication number: 20090301492
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the automated determination of the PEEP of a patient. Said device comprises sensors and a suitable electronic system for determining a pressure-volume characteristic curve during a P/V manoeuvre. The electronic system is designed in such a way as to generate, specifically in terms of breathing pressure, the difference between “lung volume during exhalation (Vdef)” and “lung volume during inhalation (Vinf)”, and to determine the maximum value of said difference. The breathing pressure is then determined, for which the volume difference has a value defined in relation to the maximum value of the volume difference. The device calculates a PEEP value on the basis of said determined breathing pressure value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: HAMILTON MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Marc Wysocki, Thomas Laubscher, Gion Durisch, Josef Brunner
  • Publication number: 20090050153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a three-arm tube system (11) for a ventilation appliance (13) suitable for invasive ventilation. Such a ventilation appliance comprises an active inhalation valve and an active exhalation valve (29). The tube system (11) comprises an inhalation tube arm (17), an exhalation tube arm (27) and a ventilation tube arm (37) for attachment to a mask (57), and also a flow sensor (23). According to the invention, a defined leakage (39) is established in the ventilation tube (37), and the flow sensor (23) is arranged between leakage (39) and mask (57). The invention further relates to a ventilation appliance having such a tube system, and to a method for operating a ventilation appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: HAMILTON MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Josef Brunner
  • Publication number: 20090024008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for acquiring several changing values and representing the acquired values on a monitoring screen, as well as to a device with a screen in order, on this, to represent changing values acquired during ventilation of the patient. The device comprises means for acquiring at least three changing values of different origin, and means for representing the values, which permit the acquired values to be qualitatively represented on the screen together in a single graphic element. This graphic element has a pictorial representation of a lung shape. The invention is characterised in that the means for representing the values are designed such that a volume change of the ventilated lung which is detected within each breath, is represented in an animated manner by way of size change of the lung shape corresponding to this corresponding volume change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: HAMILTON MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Marc Wysocki, Ivo Mettier
  • Publication number: 20090007915
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, with which one is to prevent a patient who breathes on Ms own and who desires a lower CO2-partial-pressure than is achieved by the set Ventilation from tiring. It comprises the following means for the regulation of a changing intensity of a mechanical Ventilation: • means for determining a target frequency RRsp, • means for determining a spontaneous frequency RRspont • means for comparing the spontaneous frequency RRspont with the target frequency RRsp. wherein adapting a Ventilation target value (% MinVol, V?gAsp) on account of the result of the comparison of the spontaneous frequency RRspont with the target frequency RRsp and • means for adapting the parameters determining the intensity of the Ventilation, on account of the Ventilation target value (% MinVol, V?gAsp). This so-called pump support System (PSS) is activated (PSS on) when the patient breathes in an adequately spontaneous manner (Criterion 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Hamilton Medical AG
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Marc Wysocki, Thomas Laubscher
  • Publication number: 20080314385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the regulation of PEEP and FiO2 of a ventilator for achieving an arterial oxygen partial pressure in the blood of a mechanically ventilated patient. At reading which is representative of the success of the oxygen supply, i.e. the oxygen saturation of the blood is measured with the device, and assigned to one of three regions, which are defined by two characteristic lines. A first control loop is designed to optimise PEEP and FiO2 on assigning a reading to a region which demands a change of the settings, or to retaining the settings with an assignment to the normal region between the characteristic lines. This first control loop carries out such an optimisation at predefined temporal intervals on account of the representative reading (SaO2REP) and a predefined necessary supply intensity. The ventilator is subsequently activated accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: HAMILTON MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Marc Wysocki, Thomas Laubscher
  • Publication number: 20080268613
    Abstract: Hetero-semiconductor structures possessing an SOI structure containing a silicon-germanium mixed crystal are produced at a low cost and high productivity. The semiconductor substrates comprise a first layer formed of silicon having germanium added thereto, a second layer formed of an oxide and adjoined to the first layer, and a third layer derived from the same source as the first layer, but having an enriched content of germanium as a result of thermal oxidation and thinning of the third layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Siltronic AG
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Hiroyuki Deai, Atsushi Ikari, Martin Grassl, Atsuki Matsumura, Wilfried von Ammon
  • Publication number: 20060211950
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method of determining the pressure-volume (P/V) curve of the respiratory system as well as a ventilator containing a pertinent tool for recording the pressure/volume curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Yuan Lei, Gion Durisch
  • Publication number: 20050139961
    Abstract: Hetero-semiconductor structures possessing an SOI structure containing a silicon-germanium mixed crystal are produced at a low cost and high productivity. The semiconductor substrates comprise a first layer formed of silicon having germanium added thereto, a second layer formed of an oxide and adjoined to the first layer, and a third layer derived from the same source as the first layer, but having an enriched content of germanium as a result of thermal oxidation and thinning of the third layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Siltronic AG
    Inventors: Josef Brunner, Hiroyuki Deai, Atsushi Ikari, Martin Grassl, Atsuki Matsumura, Wilfried Ammon
  • Patent number: 5265953
    Abstract: A drawer includes two parallel metal drawer side walls, each being provided with a side wall rail for a runner roller of a pull-out guide. A front wall is releaseably connectable to the drawer side walls and lies in a mounted position between the drawer side walls. A connecting fitting member is premounted to the front wall for each drawer side wall. The fitting member has a stop which lies laterally beside the front wall and is pullable towards the front side of the respective drawer side wall to obtain a firm connection between the front wall and the drawer side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Josef Brunner, Klaus Brustle
  • Patent number: 4872735
    Abstract: A drawer includes two metal frames, a front member, a rear wall and a bottom member. At each side at the rear of the drawer there is arranged one runner roller for a pull-out guide and which is mounted on a separate roller carrier. A flange of the roller carrier, the height of which corresponds to the height of the drawer frame and the width of which corresponds to the thickness of the rear wall, extends between the side edge of the rear wall and the drawer frame and is laterally adapted to the contour of the drawer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Josef Brunner
  • Patent number: 4848860
    Abstract: A drawer includes metal side walls and a front plate attached to the drawer side walls by holding devices. At least one strip of plastics material or the like is fastened to the outer side of each drawer side wall. Each strip covers an opening in the drawer side wall through which a screwdriver has access to the holding device for the front plate. Each strip has edge guide flanges held in guide grooves of the drawer side wall. The guide flanges are shorter than the strip, such that the strip thus has a free flap which can be pulled away from the drawer side wall. The flap has a projection which engages in the opening and forms a catch for the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Josef Brunner
  • Patent number: 4815796
    Abstract: A fitting fastens each side of a drawer front panel to metal drawer sides. In a vertical web adjacent the front panel of each drawer side is provided a recess open towards the front and having vertically projecting therein a nose to hang a holding member of the front panel. A slot, which is stamped out of the drawer side and into which projects a nose of a clamping plate, is disposed behind the recess. The clamping plate can be clamped to a holding plate which is perpendicular to the front panel and which is secured to the front panel. The holding plate and the clamping plate, which together form the holding member, receive therebetween the vertical web of the drawer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Helmut Hollenstein, Josef Brunner
  • Patent number: 4815798
    Abstract: A holding device for the front plate of a drawer with metal drawer frames includes holding members fastened to the front plate and supporting members fastened respective of the drawer frames. The holding members are engageable in the supporting members. The supporting members are adjustably fastened to the drawer frames by means of clamping screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Helmut Hollenstein, Josef Brunner
  • Patent number: D319933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Helmut Hollenstein, Josef Brunner
  • Patent number: D320710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Helmut Hollenstein, Josef Brunner