Patents by Inventor Markus Larisch

Markus Larisch 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: 10804667
    Abstract: A device for automatically mounting a connector-housing with a contact-part attached to an electrical line includes a holder, a movable-gripper, an alignment-station, a camera, and a control-device. The holder fixes the connector-housing. The movable-gripper holds the contact-part and inserts the contact-part into a cavity of the connector-housing. The alignment-station includes an alignment-gripper that holds the contact-part and rotates the contact-part about a rotation-axis parallel to an insertion-direction. The camera determines an actual-rotational-position of the contact-part held by the alignment-gripper in relation to the rotation-axis. The control-device compares the actual-rotational-position with a predetermined-rotational-position based on the characteristics and arrangement of the connector-housing. The control-device further controls the alignment-gripper to perform a corrective rotational movement based on the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Markus Larisch
  • Patent number: 10396520
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a mounting-device used for automatically mounting a contact-part attached to an electrical line with a connector-housing includes the steps of providing the mounting-device, marking a plurality of marking-points, capturing an image of the plurality of marking-points, and determining the positions of the plurality of marking-points. The mounting-device comprises a holder for the connector-housing, a positioning-device that includes a moveable-gripper that includes a marking-device, a camera configured to capture an image of a portion of the holder, and a control unit in communication with the positioning-device, the camera, and the moveable-gripper. The control unit determines the positions of the marking-points based on the image. The positions are indicative of an actual insertion-position of the contact-part into the connector-housing by the moveable-gripper. The control unit stores the positions of the marking-points in a memory of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Markus Larisch, Achim Rosemann, Rainer Bego-Ghina
  • Publication number: 20170133809
    Abstract: A method for automatically mounting a connector-housing with a contact-part attached to an electrical line includes holding the contact-part, determining an actual-rotational-position of the contact-part, comparing the actual-rotational-position with a predetermined-rotational-position, and performing a rotational-position-correction thereby aligning the connector-part to the connector-housing. The connector-housing is fixed to a holder and the contact-part is inserted into a cavity of the connector-housing by means of a movable-gripper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: Markus Larisch
  • Publication number: 20170117678
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a mounting-device used for automatically mounting a contact-part attached to an electrical line with a connector-housing includes the steps of providing the mounting-device, marking a plurality of marking-points, capturing an image of the plurality of marking-points, and determining the positions of the plurality of marking-points. The mounting-device comprises a holder for the connector-housing, a positioning-device that includes a moveable-gripper that includes a marking-device, a camera configured to capture an image of a portion of the holder, and a control unit in communication with the positioning-device, the camera, and the moveable-gripper. The control unit determines the positions of the marking-points based on the image. The positions are indicative of an actual insertion-position of the contact-part into the connector-housing by the moveable-gripper. The control unit stores the positions of the marking-points in a memory of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Larisch, Achim Rosemann, Rainer Bego-Ghina
  • Patent number: 8832934
    Abstract: A method to fit a contact portion in a plug housing by a robot is presented. Steps in the method include attaching a plug housing to a holder and gripping the contact portion by a gripping device of the robot. Other steps in the method include taking at least one spatially resolved picture by at least one optical detection device such that the plug housing and the contact portion are contained in the picture, determining a respective position of the plug housing and the contact portion in the picture by a control unit of the moveable robot, calculating a robot movement by the control unit that is a function of the determined positions, and performing the calculated movement by the robot to fit the contact portion in the plug housing. An apparatus to perform the method and another method to calibrate the control unit of the robot are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Markus Larisch
  • Publication number: 20120304439
    Abstract: A method to fit a contact portion in a plug housing by a robot is presented. Steps in the method include attaching a plug housing to a holder and gripping the contact portion by a gripping device of the robot. Other steps in the method include taking at least one spatially resolved picture by at least one optical detection device such that the plug housing and the contact portion are contained in the picture, determining a respective position of the plug housing and the contact portion in the picture by a control unit of the moveable robot, calculating a robot movement by the control unit that is a function of the determined positions, and performing the calculated movement by the robot to fit the contact portion in the plug housing. An apparatus to perform the method and another method to calibrate the control unit of the robot are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: MARKUS LARISCH
  • Patent number: 7467246
    Abstract: A local network comprises at least one master and a plurality of slaves which can be controlled by the master via a data bus, with at least one slave being arranged in an unprotected region and at least one slave being arranged in n protected region. In this connection, data originating from a respective slave in the unprotected region can admittedly be transmitted via the data bus to the master, but not to any slave in the unprotected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Larisch, Rainer Bego-Ghina, Harald Krause
  • Publication number: 20060190648
    Abstract: A local network comprises at least one master and a plurality of slaves which can be controlled by the master via a data bus, with at least one slave being arranged in an unprotected region and at least one slave being arranged in n protected region. In this connection, data originating from a respective slave in the unprotected region can admittedly be transmitted via the data bus to the master, but not to any slave in the unprotected region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Markus Larisch, Rainer Bego-Ghina, Harald Krause
  • Patent number: 6211577
    Abstract: A jump start circuit (26) for electrical connection between a battery (12) of a motor vehicle and jump start terminals (22,24) in the motor vehicle, the jump start circuit comprising a switch (28) for positioning in an electrical line (18) between one (22) of the jump start terminals and the battery, the switch being biased to a normally open position; and a logic circuit (32) having means for monitoring the polarity of a voltage across the jump start terminals, means for closing the switch on detection of a predetermined polarity, and a timer circuit for opening the switch after closing for a predetermined period of time. Provides protection against incorrect polarity connection during jump starting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Holger Alksnat, Markus Larisch, Stefan Kriegesmann