Patents by Inventor Josef Mueller

Josef Mueller 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: 11555593
    Abstract: Motor vehicle light module (1) comprising at least one microprojector (2) and at least one at least partially translucent projection screen element (3), the at least one microprojector (2) being configured to create a light distribution (4), the light distribution being projectable in the form of a predefinable luminous pattern (5) onto the at least one at least partially translucent projection screen element (3), wherein, when the motor vehicle light module (1) is in a switched-on state, the predefinable luminous pattern (5) is visible on a side (30) of the projection screen element (3) facing away from the microprojector (2) and contains optically displayed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Schadenhofer, Alexander Hacker, Josef Gürtl, Bernhard Mandl, Christian Jackl, Anke Müller, Siegmar Hackl
  • Patent number: 11541709
    Abstract: A vehicle for transporting persons and/or goods, having at least one frame which includes of at least one frame element which extends substantially parallel or obliquely to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, at least one wheel carrier which can be detachably secured to the frame element and which, together with the frame element, forms a receiving region between the wheel carrier and the frame element. The wheel carrier and the frame element are spaced apart from one another at least in sections so as to form a cavity. The frame also includes at least one wheel unit which includes a wheel and can be fixed or is fixed in a rotatably mounted manner at least in sections in the receiving region between the wheel carrier and the frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: ONOMOTION GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Kahle, Normann Löffler, Sabine Merkel, Josef Seidl, Maximilian Knott, Anna Müller
  • Publication number: 20220404146
    Abstract: A surveying instrument for executing a relocation functionality, which determines first coordinates of a stationary target point associated with the start signal, in response to a start signal, a first actuator and a second actuator are controlled such that the stationary target point remains within a detection area of a tracking unit of the surveying instrument, determines second coordinates of the stationary target point, receives an end signal, wherein the second coordinates of the stationary target point are associated with the end signal, and based at least in part on the first and second coordinates of the stationary target point, and determines a relative pose of the surveying instrument with respect to a first setup location and a second setup location, wherein the first setup location is associated with the first coordinates and the second setup location is associated with the second coordinate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Elvir MALKOC, Josef MÜLLER, Johannes HOTZ
  • Patent number: 11493341
    Abstract: An industrial or geodetic surveying device with a scan functionality including an alidade rotating about a standing axis and a telescope unit with a beam exit for a laser measuring beam. The telescope unit is mounted on the alidade and is movable in a tilting motion about an elevation axis substantially orthogonal to the standing axis. The scan functionality comprises a scan sequence with an angular velocity of the alidade around the standing axis, wherein during the scan sequence the alidade is in a continuous revolving motion with mainly constant angular velocity about the standing axis, and the angular velocity of the alidade is faster than half of the angular velocity of the tilting motion of the telescope unit about the elevation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef Müller, Christoph Herbst, Lukasz Kucharczyk, Christian Niklaus, Markus Geser
  • Publication number: 20220283327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measurement system, e.g. comprising a total station and an auxiliary measurement instrument in the form of a pole, and/or an auxiliary measurement instrument, e.g. a pole, and/or a method for determining positions in the field of geodesics or on construction sites, e.g. by means of a construction laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MUELLER, Oliver FAIX, Jochen SCHEJA, Stefan PETKOV, Josef LAIS, Tim MAYER, Bernhard METZLER
  • Publication number: 20220254448
    Abstract: Provided herein are, inter alia, methods of assaying neuronal progenitor cell populations derived from iPSCs, thereby providing for a user friendly molecular diagnostic tool for neuronal cell types, including dopaminergic neurons. The methods provided are valuable for the efficient and precise characterization of identity and functionality of iPSC-derived dopaminergic neurons prior to their clinical application such as the treatment of Parkinson's disease or Multiple Sclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Jeanne F. LORING, Franz-Josef MÜLLER, Roy WILLIAMS, Bernhard M. SCHULDT, Andres BRATT-LEAL
  • Patent number: 11396239
    Abstract: A coil device for a motor vehicle has a housing which has a receiving area, at least one secondary coil which is arranged in the receiving area for inductively transmitting electric energy in order to charge an energy storage unit of the motor vehicle, and at least one ferrite element which is arranged in the housing for conducting at least one magnetic field in order to inductively transmit the electric energy. The ferrite element has at least two ferrite regions that are at least partly mutually spaced by at least one through-opening which is arranged between the ferrite regions and in which a support structure is at least partly arranged that is made of a fiber composite material and has ferrite elements received in the fiber composite material, wherein opposing housing elements of the housing are supported against each other via said support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Detlef Helm, Josef Krammer, Tobias Mueller
  • Patent number: 11370646
    Abstract: A device for filling a fill product into a container to be filled in a beverage bottling plant. The device includes a fill product reservoir for storing the fill product, a fill product channel, and a filling member in fluid communication with the fill product reservoir via the fill product channel. The filling member is configured to introduce the fill product into the container to be filled and the filling member communicates via media channels to provide media flows for two or more functions: flushing the container with a flushing gas, pre-pressurizing the container before it is filled, returning gas displaced during the filling of the container, relieving a gas overpressure in the container, and circulating a hot fill product through the filling member for controlling a temperature. A single media channel of the media channels is configured to provide the media flows for at least two of the functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Josef Doblinger, Holger Mueller, Franz Braun, Christian Gebauer, Angela Gruenwald, Bruno Landler, Sebastian Passberger
  • Publication number: 20220172406
    Abstract: A method and device for displaying desired positions in a live image of a construction site. The method mat include recording at least one position-referenced image of the construction site; linking at least one desired position to the position-referenced image; storing the position-referenced image together with desired position linkage in an electronic memory; recording a live image of the construction site, in particular in the form of a video, wherein the live image and the position-referenced image at least partially represent an identical detail of the construction site; retrieving the stored position-referenced image from the memory; fitting the position-referenced image with the live image, so that the desired position linked to the position-referenced image can be overlaid in a position-faithful manner on the live image; and position-faithful display of the desired position as a graphic marking in the live image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MUELLER, Oliver FAIX, Jochen SCHEJA, Stefan PETKOV, Josef LAIS, Tim MAYER, Bernhard METZLER
  • Publication number: 20220151282
    Abstract: A process for producing dimensionally stable food products continuously introduces food raw materials and water into the housing of an extruder. At least one screw is arranged in the housing. The screw is rotated to generate a mixture of the food raw materials in the housing. A section ahead of the outlet of the housing is controlled to heat the mixture to at least 60° C. to produce a cooked mass from the mixture. The cooked mass is discharged from the outlet and deposited on a carrier. The carrier is moved in a controlled manner relative to the outlet to produce form-stable food products on the carrier. The depositing of the cooked mass takes place in directly adjacent lanes into mass strips, which preferably lie in at least two planes on top of one another. .
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Volker Lammers, Lars Leonhardt, Jens Schröder, Josef Müller
  • Patent number: 11333497
    Abstract: A coordinate measuring and/or stake out device can be designed for being hand-held (one-handed), free carriage and movement by a user. A position giving means is for determination of an actual translational position of the device using an external position reference and an orientation giving means for determination of an actual rotational position of the device, such that the actual position of the device with respect to all six degrees of freedom of the device can be determined. A radiation source is for generation of a radiation beam as measuring and/or marking beam for measuring and/or visually marking of an object point. A beam steerer is for automatic steering of an alignment of the beam, whereby the beam which differ in the manner of automatic steering the beam alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Stefan Eisenreich, Philipp Lukas Rüst, Matteo Carrera, Ismail Roman Celebi, Patrik Titus Töngi, Stefan Petkov, Josef Müller, Markus Geser, Hannes Maar
  • Publication number: 20220120563
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic surveying instrument and to a method for synchronizing the emitting of projection light by the electronic surveying instrument and the acquiring of images by an image sensor of the electronic surveying instrument to reduce the visibility of the projection light in at least a part of the images acquired by the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEM AG
    Inventors: Reto METZLER, Thomas BÖSCH, Josef MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20220090910
    Abstract: A method comprising: setting up a stationary surveying device at a first known positioning in a surrounding area of the object; retrieving from a memory a set of object points of an object to be surveyed and/or to be marked; surveying and/or marking from a first positioning object points of the set of object points that can be surveyed and/or can be marked from the first positioning by means of the free beam, on the basis of a target direction; ascertaining missing object points of a set of object points; relocating the surveying device to a second, unknown positioning in the surrounding area of the object; automatically determining a second positioning by the surveying device on the basis of the knowledge of the first positioning, so that the second positioning is known; surveying and/or marking missing object points by means of the free beam from the second positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MÜLLER, Jochen SCHEJA, Oliver FAIX, Thomas BÖSCH, Claudio ISELI, Hannes MAAR, Patrik LENGWEILER, Markus GESER
  • Publication number: 20220074764
    Abstract: A calibrating method and system for an auxiliary measuring instrument which is designed to form together with a ground-based, stationary, surveying device having range-and-direction measuring functionality, a total station, a system for surveying and/or staking out object points. The auxiliary measuring instrument including a body which has a code for determining the orientation by using a pivoting movement of the body about a resting contact end of the auxiliary measuring instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MÜLLER, Jochen SCHEJA, Oliver FAIX, Thomas BÖSCH, Claudio ISELI
  • Publication number: 20220011105
    Abstract: A geodetic instrument with a base module and a surveying or projection module. A processor for control of the instrument is situated in the base module. The surveying or projection module is rotatable about two axes by a drive unit of the base. The instrument comprises a mechanical interface connecting the surveying or projection module to the base module and an optical or electrical contact interface between the base module and the geodetic surveying or projection module. The interfaces are designed such that the surveying or projection module is mountable to the base module and dismountable from the base module by a user, whereby the geodetic instrument is designed for mounting of various surveying or projection modules of different geodetic type and execution of accordingly different geodetic surveying or projection functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Johannes HOTZ, Thomas BÖSCH, Josef MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20210372768
    Abstract: An auxiliary measuring instrument, configured to form together with a ground-based surveying device having range-and-direction measuring functionality, a system for surveying or staking out object points, wherein the auxiliary measuring instrument including a handheld main body of a defined length, and a man-machine interface, wherein the auxiliary measuring instrument is designed in a pen-like form and size and is configured to aim at an object point to be surveyed or staked out in a one-handed manner with a first end of the auxiliary measuring instrument and wherein a body is attached at a second end of the auxiliary measuring instrument, wherein the body is designed for optical-image-based determination of the position of the auxiliary measuring instrument by the surveying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MÜLLER, Jochen SCHEJA, Oliver FAIX, Thomas BÖSCH, Claudio ISELI, Hannes MAAR, Patrik LENGWEILER, Markus GESER
  • Patent number: 11190888
    Abstract: A tool for replacing a cerumen filter in a sound conduit of a hearing aid. The tool is designed to position a cerumen filter along the sound conduit and to couple with and remove a cerumen filter that has been positioned along the sound conduit. The tool comprises an insertion tip and an removal tip, both configured to fit inside the sound conduit and to couple or engage with an engagement body extending centrally from the cerumen filter. The tool may be in the form of a stylus with the insertion tip on one and the removing tip on the other end. The tool may also be in the form of a disc dispenser with a plurality of insertion and removal tips attached to the dispenser and accessible for use by rotating plates making up the disc dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Martyn Beedham, Erich Dittli, Andre Ochsenbein, George Meier, Christoph Bosshard, Josef Müller, Marius Ruefenacht, Erdal Karamuk, Markus Muller
  • Publication number: 20210223042
    Abstract: A geodetic instrument, e.g. a total station, laser scanner, laser tracker or laser level, for example for construction works. The geodetic instrument is separated into a static base part and a rotatable targeting part. The base part comprises a power unit for powering the geodetic instrument and the targeting part comprises a surveying and/or projection module for geodetic surveying and/or projection in a changeable target direction. Any change of the target direction is effected with the base part remaining static wherefore the targeting part is rotatable relative to the base part. The base part inertia is equal to or greater than the target part inertia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Johannes HOTZ, Thomas BÖSCH, Josef MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20210181494
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting a measurement light beam which can be projected onto a target object, comprising a light-refracting component having an optical axis, and at least two mirrors for deflecting the measurement light beam, and an optical overall body consisting of at least one optically effective material, wherein the optical overall body is configured in such a way that the at least two mirrors are fitted inside or at the edge, in particular as a part, of the optical overall body, in such a way that the measurement light beam entering the optical overall body is offset parallel to the incident measurement light beam when emerging from the optical overall body, so that the emerging measurement light beam lies on the optical axis of the light-refracting component of the apparatus and is projected in this form onto the target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Thomas BÖSCH, Josef MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20210063150
    Abstract: A surveying instrument for executing a relocation functionality, which determines first coordinates of a stationary target point associated with the start signal, in response to a start signal, a first actuator and a second actuator are controlled such that the stationary target point remains within a detection area of a tracking unit of the surveying instrument, determines second coordinates of the stationary target point, receives an end signal, wherein the second coordinates of the stationary target point are associated with the end signal, and based at least in part on the first and second coordinates of the stationary target point, and determines a relative pose of the surveying instrument with respect to a first setup location and a second setup location, wherein the first setup location is associated with the first coordinates and the second setup location is associated with the second coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Elvir MALKOC, Josef MÜLLER, Johannes HOTZ