Patents by Inventor Martin Bischoff

Martin Bischoff 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: 12042020
    Abstract: Custom-made shoes and orthopedic insoles support the wearer, with these products being manufactured at specialist retailers by a method that includes the steps of: producing a footprint; capturing the footprint and a measurement standard as a footprint image using a camera; and, extracting and/or determining the characteristic foot data on the basis of the footprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Inventor: Martin Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20240092004
    Abstract: Control method, control system, computer-implemented method for determining a predicted weight value of a product produced by an injection molding device and a computer-implemented method for training a machine learning (ML) via an ML method, wherein the trained ML model is configured to determine the predicted weight value of the product produced via the injection molding device, where the method comprises recording and/or determining first production parameters of the injection molding device during production of a first product, recording and/or determining predecessor production parameters of the injection molding device during production of at least one predecessor product and each predecessor weight value of the at least one predecessor product, recording and/or determining a first weight value for the first product, and training the ML model, via a supervised learning method, with the first product parameters, further product parameters, at least one predecessor weight value, and the first weight value
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Anja VON BEUNINGEN, Martin BISCHOFF, Michel TOKIC, Hans-Dimitri PAPDO TCHASSE, Ingo GEIER, Georgios VASIADIS
  • Publication number: 20240005149
    Abstract: Using the example of a logistics system including a plurality of parallel conveyor lines for piece goods, which each lead to a combining unit in the conveying direction, it is provided how the temporally and spatially extremely complex control of such an industrial installation can be simulated with the aid of neural networks such that the temporal and spatial dependences are also reliably identified by the neural network. This is effected by digital stopwatches which are applied to the neural network in addition to sensor data from the logistics system and are reset to an initial value whenever motion detectors indicate the passage of a package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Michel Tokic, Anja von Beuningen, Niklas Körwer, Martin Bischoff, David Grossenbacher, Michael Leipold
  • Publication number: 20240002159
    Abstract: A process for controlling a conveyor line for general cargo, the conveyor line including a plurality of consecutive conveyor line portions , each of which is driven by a drive. One or more sensors for detecting general cargo are located on at least some of the conveyor line portions. The drives are controlled by means of a computing unit using a machine learning model. The machine learning model accomplishes this by repeatedly receiving input data including a vector of a fixed length, each vector element being associated with a section of the conveyor line and indicating a current proportional occupancy of the respective section by an item of general cargo. Each conveyor line portion is split into a plurality of the sections of identical size. An apparatus or a system for data processing, a computer program, a computer-readable data carrier and a data carrier signal is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Michel Tokic, Anja von Beuningen, Martin Bischoff, Niklas Körwer, David Grossenbacher, Kai Heesche
  • Publication number: 20240002160
    Abstract: A process for controlling a conveyor line for general cargo is provided, the conveyor line including a plurality of consecutive conveyor line portions, each of which is driven by a drive. The drives are controlled by a computing unit using a machine learning model. The machine learning model accomplishes this by getting first input data on the basis of current operating information from at least one further conveyor line that it does not control. The machine learning model has previously been trained using second input data on the basis of operating information of the at least one further conveyor line. The operating information of the at least one further conveyor line in this instance relates to measured values from sensors for detecting general cargo and speeds of conveyor line portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Michel Tokic, Anja von Beuningen, Martin Bischoff, David Grossenbacher
  • Publication number: 20220043434
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for managing a production process for fabricating a component comprising: storing fabrication data for fabricating the component in a first file container; storing reproduction data relating to the component in the first file container, wherein said reproduction data includes a permission relating to the fabrication of the component; storing production data indicating a state of a production machine during the production process in a second file container; storing character data indicating a property of the component in a third file container; receiving a request; and providing at least one datum in response to the request, the at least one datum selected from the group of data consisting of: the stored fabrication data, the reproduction data, the production data, and/or the character data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Stefan Dolansky, Hermann Georg Mayer, Christian Mose
  • Patent number: 11138057
    Abstract: Provided is a method and corresponding unit for analyzing a cause of at least one deviation, having the steps of: receiving a state data record which has at least one deviation; determining at least one preceding state data record; determining at least one alternative preceding state data record based on the at least one preceding state data record; determining at least one simulated data record by simulating the at least one alternative preceding state data record; comparing the at least one simulated data record with the state data record to be analyzed; determining a similarity value between the at least one simulated data record and the state data record; outputting the at least one simulated data record of the at least one alternative preceding state data record as the cause of the at least one deviation or at least one error message on the basis of the similarity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Martin Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20210122038
    Abstract: A method and a device for ascertaining control parameters in a computer-assisted manner for handling a technical system is provided. A starting state and the surroundings of the technical system are detected using at least one sensor, and a physical simulation model of the technical system is generated using same. On the basis of the starting state, different combinations of handling steps of the technical system are simulated with respect to a specified target state using the simulation model, wherein control parameters of the technical system for carrying out the handling steps are varied. The simulation data is used to train a machine learning routine by an evaluation of each handling step, and the trained machine learning routine is used to ascertain an optimized combination of handling steps. The control parameters of the optimized combination of handling steps are output to control the technical system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Michel Tokic
  • Publication number: 20210085034
    Abstract: Custom-made shoes and orthopedic insoles support the wearer, with these products being manufactured at specialist retailers by a method that includes the steps of: producing a footprint; capturing the footprint and a measurement standard as a footprint image using a camera; and, extracting and/or determining the characteristic foot data on the basis of the footprint image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Martin BISCHOFF
  • Publication number: 20190377626
    Abstract: Provided is a method and corresponding unit for analyzing a cause of at least one deviation, having the steps of: receiving a state data record which has at least one deviation; determining at least one preceding state data record; determining at least one alternative preceding state data record based on the at least one preceding state data record; determining at least one simulated data record by simulating the at least one alternative preceding state data record; comparing the at least one simulated data record with the state data record to be analyzed; determining a similarity value between the at least one simulated data record and the state data record; outputting the at least one simulated data record of the at least one alternative preceding state data record as the cause of the at least one deviation or at least one error message on the basis of the similarity value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Bischoff
  • Patent number: 10204179
    Abstract: A method for defining a structure of a photovoltaic system on a system surface with a local topology is provided, including: first placement of a block at a location on the system surface with the local topology; placing additional blocks at additional locations on the system surface without overlapping previously placed blocks, wherein prior to each placement, row spacing of the solar panels of each additional block is adapted to the topology at the location at which the respective additional block was placed, resulting in a change in the extension of the additional block in the direction of the column of solar panels of the additional block, and ending the placement of additional blocks if, by the placement of an additional block, the nominal capacity of a photovoltaic system corresponding to the structure were to be exceeded, or if no additional block can be placed without overlapping previously placed blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGSELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Frederik Brandes, Oliver Hennig, Karl-Heinz Kufer, Kai Plociennik, Ingmar Schule
  • Publication number: 20180322001
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to at least two processor cores of a multicore processor for dual-lane computing of a security-critical application. The two processor cores are used to full capacity in different working cycles for computing operations of different applications, rather than computing operations being redundantly carried out by both processor cores in each computing cycle. This advantageously avoids duplication of the computational capacity required. For the processor cores to monitor each other, the computing operations are alternatingly carried out by the two processor cores. Any errors may be avoided by the error detection mechanisms described. Although the quality of the error detection is somewhat lower than the “dual-lane operation” known from the prior art with parallel, redundant multi-lane calculations, the quality of the error detection may satisfy the requirement of lower computational outlay, (e.g., when an economic implementation of the control system is required).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Armbruster, Christian Buckl, Ludger Fiege, Andreas Zirkler, Martin Bischoff
  • Patent number: 9853592
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling an energy-generating system are operated with a renewable energy source. In the method, a prediction about an energy yield of the energy-generating system is made for a predefined prediction time period, and a predefined area, using a learning system with an input vector and an output vector. The output vector includes operating variables for a multiplicity of successive future times of the time period. The input vector includes variables, influencing the operating variables, for a point in time from a multiplicity of points in time of a predefined observation time period. The input variables include at least three items of information for the observation time period and the predefined area. The energy-generating system is controlled on the basis of the generated prediction such that weather-conditioned fluctuations in the energy yield of the energy-generating system are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Terrence Chen, Ralph Grothmann, Oliver Hennig, Johann Kim, Eberhard Ritzhaupt-Kleissl
  • Patent number: 9465908
    Abstract: A method for creating a physical layout of a photovoltaic system in a specified field is provided where the photovoltaic system is specified by a plurality of technical properties. The method includes reading out more than 20 pre-calculated, completed layouts for the photovoltaic system from a memory; presenting the completed layouts in a graphical presentation wherein each of the completed layouts is represented by at least one partial amount of the plurality of technical properties; modifying value ranges of the presented technical properties, in order to present a modified number of completed layouts in a comparable manner; and selecting an optimized layout that has been optimized with regard to the presented properties from the modified number of completed layouts. Thereby a photovoltaic system having a high nominal power can be established in the best possible manner. The physical layout of the entire photovoltaic system is adapted to the specified field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Oliver Hennig, Karl-Heinz Kufer, Kai Plociennik, Ingmar Schule, Jens Weber
  • Publication number: 20150381103
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling an energy-generating system are operated with a renewable energy source. In the method, a prediction about an energy yield of the energy-generating system is made for a predefined prediction time period, and a predefined area, using a learning system with an input vector and an output vector. The output vector includes operating variables for a multiplicity of successive future times of the time period. The input vector includes variables, influencing the operating variables, for a point in time from a multiplicity of points in time of a predefined observation time period. The input variables include at least three items of information for the observation time period and the predefined area. The energy-generating system is controlled on the basis of the generated prediction such that weather-conditioned fluctuations in the energy yield of the energy-generating system are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Terrence Chen, Ralph Grothmann, Oliver Hennig, Johann Kim, Eberhard Ritzhaupt-Kleissl
  • Publication number: 20150083937
    Abstract: A laser-operated light source encompasses a chamber for accommodating a gaseous medium for generating a plasma, which emits radiation in response to the operation of the light source under the impact of the laser radiation. The light source encompasses a housing for accommodating the chamber. The invention provides for optical filter means, which are assigned to the housing and/or which are arranged downstream from the housing in the light path of emitted radiation. The optical filter means serve to spectrally filter the radiation emitted by the plasma in response to the operation of the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Tobias Nowitzki, Thomas Thöniß, Dieter Frerking, Claus Spruch
  • Publication number: 20150006118
    Abstract: A method for defining a structure of a photovoltaic system on a system surface with a local topology is provided, including: first placement of a block at a location on the system surface with the local topology; placing additional blocks at additional locations on the system surface without overlapping previously placed blocks, wherein prior to each placement, row spacing of the solar panels of each additional block is adapted to the topology at the location at which the respective additional block was placed, resulting in a change in the extension of the additional block in the direction of the column of solar panels of the additional block, and ending the placement of additional blocks if, by the placement of an additional block, the nominal capacity of a photovoltaic system corresponding to the structure were to be exceeded, or if no additional block can be placed without overlapping previously placed blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Frederik Brandes, Oliver Hennig, Karl-Heinz Kufer, Kai Plociennik, Ingmar Schule
  • Publication number: 20140331198
    Abstract: A method for creating a physical layout of a photovoltaic system in a specified field is provided where the photovoltaic system is specified by a plurality of technical properties. The method includes reading out more than 20 pre-calculated, completed layouts for the photovoltaic system from a memory; presenting the completed layouts in a graphical presentation wherein each of the completed layouts is represented by at least one partial amount of the plurality of technical properties; modifying value ranges of the presented technical properties, in order to present a modified number of completed layouts in a comparable manner; and selecting an optimized layout that has been optimized with regard to the presented properties from the modified number of completed layouts. Thereby a photovoltaic system having a high nominal power can be established in the best possible manner. The physical layout of the entire photovoltaic system is adapted to the specified field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Oliver Hennig, Karl-Heinz Kufer, Kai Plociennik, Ingmar Schule, Jens Weber
  • Patent number: 8422251
    Abstract: A circuit for operating a household appliance, wherein the circuit includes a switched-mode power supply for converting the power supply of a public power supply network into direct supply voltage. The circuit also includes a controller that is connected to the switched-mode power supply for being supplied with the direct supply voltage and for controlling processes of the household appliance. An EMC filter is provided to protect the public supply network from interference signals from the household appliance. The EMC filter includes a condenser that is connected between a phase conductor pole and a neutral conductor pole of the public power supply network; a bleeder resistor that is connected in parallel with the condenser; and a switch that can be activated by the controller to connect the condenser and the bleeder resistor to the neutral conductor pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Lothar Knopp, Thomas Ludenia, Guido Sattler
  • Patent number: 8387967
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling stacks (18) of printing media (11) which are arranged above one another and are made from packaging material, in particular a magazine (16) for excise stamps, coupons or the like, preferably within an apparatus for producing packs (10) for cigarettes, having a shaft (19) for receiving the stack (18), which shaft (19) is delimited at least partially by preferably stationary walls (20) and is, in particular, upright. The shaft (19) can have at least one suction device (25) which acts in regions on the stack (18) in order to hold and/or align the printing media (11) on the wall (20) by means of vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Martin Bischoff, Harald Freudenberg