Patents by Inventor Klaus Fischer

Klaus Fischer 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: 20200237421
    Abstract: The inventive device (10) can be used for tissue coagulation and/or tissue ablation. It comprises at least one electrode (16) that serves for generating a spark or plasma jet and is connectable to an electric source (20) for this purpose. The probe (11) is assigned to a measuring device (24) that emits and/or receives light in the proximity of the electrode (16) and determines the distance of the probe (11) from the tissue (36) and/or the tissue temperature and/or the composition of the influenced tissue (36). Preferably the measuring device (24) is operated synchronized with pulses or pauses of the pulse-pause-modulated radio frequency voltage (UHF) of the electrode (16) in order to simultaneously carry out the desired measurements during the operation of the instrument (11) and to feedback control the operation of the instrument (11) based on the gained measurement results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Caglar Ataman, Klaus Fischer, Alexander Neugebauer, Sergio Vilches, Hans Zappe
  • Publication number: 20200226230
    Abstract: A control unit system includes a control unit on which a rights management system is set up, access permission information being retrievably stored by the rights management system, functions in executable form being stored on further control units of the control unit system, at least one of the further control units being configured as a query control unit set up to execute these functions, or not, based on access permission information stored in the rights management system, characterized in that the control unit also includes a device management system that is configured to establish a connection with a server via a communication interface and to provide the rights management system with an update of the access permissions received from the server via this interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Gafur Zymeri, Klaus Schneider, Andre Barkowski, Wolfgang Fischer
  • Patent number: 10696131
    Abstract: A method for operating a climate-control system of a vehicle using an initial ambient (outside the vehicle) air temperature calculated based upon a current air temperature measured by a temperature sensor located on a side-mirror of the vehicle. A previous air temperature is stored at or before an engine shut-down time. At a subsequent engine start time: a) the temperature sensor on the side-mirror determines the current air temperature; b) a solar radiation on the vehicle is measured; and c) a duration since the previous air temperature was stored is determined. If, at the engine re-start time; a) the duration exceeds a threshold value; and b) the current air temperature is higher than the previous air temperature, then the initial air temperature is calculated from: a) the current air temperature, b) the previous air temperature, and c) the solar radiation. The climate-control system is operated using the calculated initial temp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sandra Krolewski, Dietmar Fischer, Klaus Schuermanns
  • Publication number: 20200188009
    Abstract: A method for the selective elevation and separation of tissues comprised of multiple layers and a surgical instrument for performing the method. The method may be performed without the requirement of a solid mechanical device insertion or transection through the mucosal layer. In particular, the method and surgical instrument may be used for the selected separation and/or resection of selected portions of benign or malignant tissues (e.g. defining tissue planes, polyp elevation and removal, submucosal tissue tunnelling, endoscopic mucosa resection, etc).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Dan Maurice, John Day, Markus Enderle
  • Publication number: 20200129700
    Abstract: The invention relates to an instrument head, comprising: an exit opening (23); a first feed line (11) for the feed of a first fluid; a second feed line (12) for the feed of a second fluid; a reservoir (24) for storing the fluid fed via the second feed line (12); wherein the reservoir (24) is in fluid communication with the first feed line (11) and/or is adapted to be brought in fluid communication with the first feed line (11) via at least a valve (25) arranged in the instrument head, to deliver fluid stored in the reservoir (24) via the exit opening (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Fech, Klaus Fischer, Lars Blobel, Waldemar Wandel, Markus Enderle
  • Patent number: 10624689
    Abstract: The ablation device (11) according to the invention is distinguished by a head (20) having a noncircular cross-section and by electrodes (32, 33) being positioned at an acute angle relative to each other. Due to the angular arrangement of the electrodes and the appropriate configuration of the channels (28, 29), there results an approximately fan-shaped plasma beam with which—in particular with the alternating activation of the two electrodes—a wide strip-shaped ablation region can be achieved on hollow organs of living beings. Handling is reliable and simplified, and, compared to existing measures, the treatment time is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Enderle, Klaus Fischer, Thomas Stäbler
  • Publication number: 20200102362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) binding protein complex comprising 12 or more protein ligands (PLs) that specifically bind to the extracellular part of the same TNFR. Preferably, the TNFR binding protein complex binds to the extracellular part of TNFR2. Preferably, the TNFR binding protein complex of the present invention further comprises two or more polymerization domains (PD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Roman FISCHER, Roland KONTERMANN, Klaus PFIZENMAIER, Martin SIEGEMUND
  • Patent number: 10603095
    Abstract: A method for the selective elevation and separation of tissues comprised of multiple layers and a surgical instrument for performing the method. The method may be performed without the requirement of a solid mechanical device insertion or transection through the mucosal layer. In particular, the method and surgical instrument may be used for the selected separation and/or resection of selected portions of benign or malignant tissues (e.g. defining tissue planes, polyp elevation and removal, submucosal tissue tunnelling, endoscopic mucosa resection, etc).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Dan Maurice, John Day, Markus Enderle
  • Publication number: 20200093537
    Abstract: A preparation instrument comprising an HF-instrument with an electrode that is partially insulated by means of an insulating body, which is combined with a fluid applicator having a channel arranged in the insulating body for the application of a fluid to or into tissue. In some embodiments of the preparation instrument, the electrode is a spatula electrode which is inserted in the insulating body that does not cover sections of the surface of the electrode so that these sections may be in contact with the tissue. The insulating body preferably forms the channel wall that delimits the channel. The insulating body and the electrode may be flexible in order to adapt the form of the insulating body and the electrode, together, to the surgical task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Markus Enderle, Achim Brodbeck, Alexander Neagos, Andreas Fech
  • Patent number: 10589299
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for mixing at least two fluids using an externally mixing nozzle for medical purposes, which has at least two outlet channels (10, 20) and at least two inlet openings (13, 23) with different or identical cross-sections, wherein two fluids with different volumetric flows and/or different viscosity are sprayed, and wherein the ratio of the cross-sections of the inlet channels (13, 23) and/or the outlet channels (10, 20) corresponds to the ratio of the volumetric flows so that the fluids flow with substantially identical flow speeds through the outlet channels (10, 20) and/or the inlet openings (13, 23). The invention furthermore relates to an externally mixing nozzle, a medical instrument and a medical device for spraying substances, in particular biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fech, Klaus Fischer, Markus Enderle
  • Patent number: 10578694
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved NMR signal detection are described. The system receives NMR signal data produced by a sample over time in response to an excitation pulse and selects a predefined system function for application to the NMR signal data for systematic variation of signal properties The system function has a different influence on NMR signal components than on noise components of the sampled signal and has a variation parameter to control the systematic variation. A plurality of variation parameter values is provided with differing values to influence broad NMR signals as well as weak NMR signals. The system generates for each variation parameter value a corresponding intermediate data set by applying the system function with the respective variation parameter value to the NMR signal data. Further, from each intermediate data set, a respective base value centered spectrum is generated in the frequency-domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bruker BioSpin GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Fischer, Markus Lang, Martin Wyser, Klaus Peter Neidig, Michael Erich Wilhelm Fey
  • Patent number: 10575891
    Abstract: The ablation system (10) according to the invention works with an ablation probe (12, 12a) that comprises two alternatingly working spark plasma electrodes (31, 32). They generate a plasma beam (47, 48) having a non-circular cross-section, which beam is to be guided—transversely with respect to the large longitudinal axis of its preferably oval cross-section—over the tissue to be ablated, in particular the mucosa (14). In doing so, it is possible to treat large-area tissue regions by means of a reliable and easily controllable procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Enderle, Klaus Fischer, Thomas Stäbler
  • Patent number: 10569022
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supply system having at least one outlet for connecting to an applicator instrument, and having a controller (51) that controls at least one valve (50, 50?, 50?, 50??) such that, within an application time interval of less than 4 s, in particular less than 2 s: a) a first fluid during at least a first delivery interval (T1) with a first pressure (ph) is conveyed in a first feed line (11); b) a second fluid during a second delivery interval (T2) following the first conveying interval (T1) is conveyed with a second pressure (pz) in a second feed line (23); and c) the first fluid, during at least a third delivery interval (T3), is conveyed with a third pressure (pl) in the first feed line (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fech, Klaus Fischer, Lars Blobel, Waldemar Wandel, Markus Enderle
  • Patent number: 10549041
    Abstract: The invention relates to an instrument head, comprising: an exit opening (23); a first feed line (11) for the feed of a first fluid; a second feed line (12) for the feed of a second fluid; a reservoir (24) for storing the fluid fed via the second feed line (12); wherein the reservoir (24) is in fluid communication with the first feed line (11) and/or is adapted to be brought in fluid communication with the first feed line (11) via at least a valve (25) arranged in the instrument head, to deliver fluid stored in the reservoir (24) via the exit opening (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fech, Klaus Fischer, Lars Blobel, Waldemar Wandel, Markus Enderle
  • Patent number: 10543550
    Abstract: A pressure welding method and a pressure welding device (1) are provided. The pressure welding device (1) includes a plastification device (7), an upsetting device (8) and component mountings (34,35,36,37) for the components (2,3,3?,4) to be welded together and a machine frame (12). The pressure welding device (1) further includes a plurality of machine heads (13,14), each having a component mount (34,35), which machine heads are movably arranged on the machine frame and are connected to respective upsetting drives (22). The machine heads (13,14) and respective upsetting drives (22) can be independently driven. An upsetting head or support head (27), which is preferably secured on the frame, is arranged between the machine heads (13,14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KUKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Büchler, Otmar Fischer, Harald Meyer, Klaus Schneider
  • Patent number: 10525439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of thermoplastic moulding compounds, in particular ABS, wherein at least a first reagent (11) and a second reagent (12) of the thermoplastic moulding compounds are fed to a gear pump (10) which comprises a housing and at least a first gear wheel that is rotatable relative to the housing about a first axis, and a second gear wheel that is rotatable relative to the housing about a second axis, wherein a loop conduit (29) is provided, and wherein the reagents (11, 12) are pressed in a loop through the loop conduit (29) and passing the gear wheels, whereby the reagents (11, 12) are dispersed to form a dispersion (15) in the gear pump (10). The invention also relates to a thermoplastic moulding compound that is produced by the inventive process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: SangJun Ahn, Wolfgang Fischer, Norbert Niessner, Brian J. Banaszak, Roland Walker, Ula El-Jaby, Achim Stammer, Klaus-Dieter Hungenberg, Bernd Hisgen
  • Publication number: 20190391219
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved NMR signal detection are described. The system receives NMR signal data produced by a sample over time in response to an excitation pulse and selects a predefined system function for application to the NMR signal data for systematic variation of signal properties The system function has a different influence on NMR signal components than on noise components of the sampled signal and has a variation parameter to control the systematic variation. A plurality of variation parameter values is provided with differing values to influence broad NMR signals as well as weak NMR signals. The system generates for each variation parameter value a corresponding intermediate data set by applying the system function with the respective variation parameter value to the NMR signal data. Further, from each intermediate data set, a respective base value centered spectrum is generated in the frequency-domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Fischer, Markus Lang, Martin Wyser, Klaus Peter Neidig, Michael Erich Wilhelm Fey
  • Patent number: 10468764
    Abstract: An antenna system and a method for manufacturing same. The antenna system includes a substrate having a first outer side on which a first antenna structure is mounted; a radome spaced apart from the substrate on the first outer side of the substrate; a carrier device situated between the substrate and the radome which includes an insulating material; and at least one second antenna structure mounted on the carrier device which is spaced apart from the substrate and the radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kugler, Johannes Meyer, Juergen Seiz, Klaus Baur, Marcel Mayer, Osama Khan, Alexander Fischer
  • Patent number: 10464292
    Abstract: A transparent pane having at least one transparent substrate and at least one an electrically conductive coating on at least one surface of the transparent substrate. The electrically conductive coating has at least two functional layers arranged one on top of another. Each functional layer contains: a layer of optically highly refractive material; a smoothing layer above the layer of optically highly refractive material; a lower adapting (matching) layer above the smoothing layer; an electrically conductive layer above the lower adapting layer; and an upper adapting (matching) layer above the electrically conductive layer. The lower adapting layer and/or the upper adapting layer contain a homogeneously distributed getter material. At least one lower adapting layer and/or upper adapting layer containing the getter material is in direct contact with the electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Sebastian Janzyk, Ariane Weissler
  • Patent number: 10449628
    Abstract: A pressure welding method and to a pressure welding device (1) are provided. The pressure welding device (1) includes a plastification device (7), an upsetting device (8) and component mountings (34, 35, 36, 37) for the components (2, 3, 3?, 4) to be welded together and a machine frame (12). The pressure welding device (1) includes a machine head (13) which is arranged so as to move on the machine frame (12). The machine head (13) includes a rotatable spindle (54) and a component mounting element (34, 35) as well as an associated spindle drive (56). The machine head (13, 14) and the spindle drive (56) are separated from each other on the machine frame (12). A controllable mass decoupling (79) including an axially tolerant coupling (80), is arranged in the drive train (57) between the fixed or moveable spindle drive (56) arranged on the machine frame (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA INDUSTRIES GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Büchler, Otmar Fischer, Harald Meyer, Klaus Schneider