Patents by Inventor Martin Kessler

Martin Kessler 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: 10935433
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food probe (10) for determining the temperature or the temperatures in the interior of food stuff. The food probe (10) comprises an elongated rod (12). A front portion of the rod (12) is provided for penetrating the food stuff. The rod (12) is subdivided into at least three pipe sections (16, 18, 20) arranged serially. The rod (12) includes a cone end (22) arranged at its front end. The food probe (10) comprises at least three temperature sensors (32, 34, 36). A most one of the temperature sensors (32, 34, 36) is arranged inside one pipe section (18, 20) and/or inside the cone end (22). The food probe (10) comprises a connector (38, 40, 42) provided for an electric connection to a control unit. The connector comprises at least three connector elements (38, 40, 42) connected to the temperature sensors (32, 34, 36) according to the predetermined scheme. Further, the present invention relates to a method for controlling a cooking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, Eric Bosscher, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher
  • Patent number: 10884972
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for serial peripheral interface (SPI) functionality for node transceivers in a two-wire communication bus. For example, in some embodiments, a node transceiver may include SPI circuitry and upstream or downstream transceiver circuitry. SPI commands received via the SPI circuitry may be executed by the node transceiver, or transmitted upstream or downstream along the two-wire bus for execution by another node transceiver or a slave device coupled to another node transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, Lewis F. Lahr, William Hooper
  • Patent number: 10872049
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for general purpose input/output (GPIO)-to-GPIO communication in a multi-node, daisy-chained network. In some embodiments, a transceiver may support GPIO between multiple nodes, without host intervention after initial programming. In some such embodiments, the host may be required only for initial setup of the virtual ports. In some embodiments, GPIO pins can be inputs (which may change virtual ports) or outputs (which may reflect virtual ports). In some embodiments, multiple virtual ports may be mapped to one GPIO output pin (with the values OR'ed together, for example). In some embodiments, multiple GPIO input pins may be mapped to one virtual port. For example, multiple GPIO input pin values may be OR'ed together, even if they come from multiple nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, William Hooper, Lewis F. Lahr
  • Patent number: 10856199
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for auxiliary master and/or auxiliary call support functionality. For example, in some embodiments, a communication system with auxiliary master functionality may include a master node coupled to a plurality of downstream slave nodes, wherein at least one of the slave nodes may perform master node functions when the master node is disconnected from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Martin Kessler
  • Patent number: 10852799
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for adaptive use of multiple power supplies in a communication system. For example, in some embodiments, a slave device may include: an upstream transceiver to couple to an upstream link of a bus of a communication system; and circuitry to couple to the upstream link of the bus and to a local power supply, wherein the circuitry is to switch from providing the local power supply to power the slave device to providing bus power supplied by the upstream link of the bus to power the slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Stuart Patterson, Martin Kessler, Prashant Tripathi
  • Publication number: 20200356521
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for serial peripheral interface (SPI) functionality for node transceivers in a two-wire communication bus. For example, in some embodiments, a node transceiver may include SPI circuitry and upstream or downstream transceiver circuitry. SPI commands received via the SPI circuitry may be executed by the node transceiver, or transmitted upstream or downstream along the two-wire bus for execution by another node transceiver or a slave device coupled to another node transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin KESSLER, Lewis F. LAHR, William HOOPER
  • Publication number: 20200257646
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are two-wire communication systems and applications thereof. In some embodiments, a slave node transceiver for low latency communication may include upstream transceiver circuitry to receive a first signal transmitted over a two-wire bus from an upstream device and to provide a second signal over the two-wire bus to the upstream device; downstream transceiver circuitry to provide a third signal downstream over the two-wire bus toward a downstream device and to receive a fourth signal over the two-wire bus from the downstream device; and clock circuitry to generate a clock signal at the slave node transceiver based on a preamble of a synchronization control frame in the first signal, wherein timing of the receipt and provision of signals over the two-wire bus by the node transceiver is based on the clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin KESSLER, Miguel A. CHAVEZ, Lewis F. LAHR, William HOOPER, Robert Adams, Peter SEALEY
  • Publication number: 20200221362
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for auxiliary master and/or auxiliary call support functionality. For example, in some embodiments, a communication system with auxiliary master functionality may include a master node coupled to a plurality of downstream slave nodes, wherein at least one of the slave nodes may perform master node functions when the master node is disconnected from the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin KESSLER
  • Patent number: 10700677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (10) and to a device (ALE) for operating a switching element (LHS), said method comprising the following steps: a temperature (Tmp) of the switching element (LHS) is determined (22) and said switching element (LHS) is operated (26) in accordance with the determined temperature (TmP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Tankut Uzan, Martin Kessler, Peter Sinn
  • Patent number: 10679791
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement comprising a first electrical component, which has a pair of flat, spaced-apart first connection lugs, a second electrical component, which has a pair of flat, spaced-apart second connection lugs, wherein the first and second connection lugs are in each case connected in pairs in an electrically conductive manner, and an electrically conductive plate which is electrically insulated from the first and second connection lugs and which is arranged below the first and second connection lugs in the plane of the surfaces of the first and second connection lugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Kessler
  • Patent number: 10667409
    Abstract: A contacting arrangement between an electrical component and a circuit carrier, the component being connected to a connection element formed as a part separate from the component, and the connection element being electroconductively contacted directly with the circuit carrier via at least one press-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Jacobs, Martin Rittner, Ulrich Kessler
  • Patent number: 10649945
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for digital interfaces over a two-wire communication bus. For example, an electronic device to interface between a two-wire communication bus and a non-native digital interface may include: a digital interface to support a first digital interface protocol; and a transceiver, coupled to the digital interface, to couple to a link of the two-wire communication bus and to receive data via the link, wherein the data includes commands in accordance with a second digital interface protocol different from the first digital interface protocol; wherein the digital interface is to transmit the commands to a peripheral device in accordance with the second digital interface protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES INTERNATIONAL UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Philip Gregory Geerling, Eric Zolner, Martin Kessler, Peter Sealey
  • Patent number: 10649948
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are two-wire communication systems and applications thereof. In some embodiments, a slave node transceiver for low latency communication may include upstream transceiver circuitry to receive a first signal transmitted over a two-wire bus from an upstream device and to provide a second signal over the two-wire bus to the upstream device; downstream transceiver circuitry to provide a third signal downstream over the two-wire bus toward a downstream device and to receive a fourth signal over the two-wire bus from the downstream device; and clock circuitry to generate a clock signal at the slave node transceiver based on a preamble of a synchronization control frame in the first signal, wherein timing of the receipt and provision of signals over the two-wire bus by the node transceiver is based on the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, Miguel Chavez, Lewis F. Lahr, William Hooper, Robert Adams, Peter Sealey
  • Patent number: 10488332
    Abstract: A device for determining a dirt load in a rinsing or detergent solution in a water-conducting household appliance includes a sensor configured to execute a near-infrared spectroscopy for acquiring a spectral measured value of a dirt component in the rinsing or detergent solution in the water-conducting household appliance. A determination unit determines the dirt load of the rinsing or detergent solution on the basis of the acquired spectral measured value of the dirt component in the rinsing or detergent solution, and an adjustment unit adjusts a wash parameter of a current wash program in response to the determined dirt load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Edith Lambert, Nina Mußmann, Rainer Stamminger, Thomas Weber, Michaela Gerstenlauer, Heinz Heißler, Martin Stickel
  • Publication number: 20190278733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are two-wire communication systems and applications thereof. In some embodiments, a slave node transceiver for low latency communication may include upstream transceiver circuitry to receive a first signal transmitted over a two-wire bus from an upstream device and to provide a second signal over the two-wire bus to the upstream device; downstream transceiver circuitry to provide a third signal downstream over the two-wire bus toward a downstream device and to receive a fourth signal over the two-wire bus from the downstream device; and clock circuitry to generate a clock signal at the slave node transceiver based on a preamble of a synchronization control frame in the first signal, wherein timing of the receipt and provision of signals over the two-wire bus by the node transceiver is based on the clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin KESSLER, Miguel CHAVEZ, Lewis F. LAHR, William HOOPER, Robert Adams, Peter SEALEY
  • Patent number: 10397021
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for slave-to-slave communication in a multi-node, daisy-chained network. Slave nodes may provide or receive upstream or downstream data directly to/from other slave nodes, without the need for data slots first to route through the master node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, William Hooper, Lewis F. Lahr
  • Publication number: 20190215969
    Abstract: A contacting arrangement between an electrical component and a circuit carrier, the component being connected to a connection element formed as a part separate from the component, and the connection element being electroconductively contacted directly with the circuit carrier via at least one press-fit connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Heiner Jacobs, Martin Rittner, Ulrich Kessler
  • Patent number: 10311010
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are two-wire communication systems and applications thereof. In some embodiments, a slave node transceiver for low latency communication may include upstream transceiver circuitry to receive a first signal transmitted over a two-wire bus from an upstream device and to provide a second signal over the two-wire bus to the upstream device; downstream transceiver circuitry to provide a third signal downstream over the two-wire bus toward a downstream device and to receive a fourth signal over the two-wire bus from the downstream device; and clock circuitry to generate a clock signal at the slave node transceiver based on a preamble of a synchronization control frame in the first signal, wherein timing of the receipt and provision of signals over the two-wire bus by the node transceiver is based on the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, Miguel Chavez, Lewis F. Lahr, William Hooper, Robert Adams, Peter Sealey
  • Publication number: 20190018467
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for adaptive use of multiple power supplies in a communication system. For example, in some embodiments, a slave device may include: an upstream transceiver to couple to an upstream link of a bus of a communication system; and circuitry to couple to the upstream link of the bus and to a local power supply, wherein the circuitry is to switch from providing the local power supply to power the slave device to providing bus power supplied by the upstream link of the bus to power the slave device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Analog Devices Global Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Stuart PATTERSON, Martin KESSLER, Prashant TRIPATHI
  • Publication number: 20180364107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food probe (10) for determining the temperature or the temperatures in the interior of food stuff. The food probe (10) comprises an elongated rod (12). A front portion of the rod (12) is provided for penetrating the food stuff. The rod (12) is subdivided into at least three pipe sections (16, 18, 20) arranged serially. The rod (12) includes a cone end (22) arranged at its front end. The food probe (10) comprises at least three temperature sensors (32, 34, 36). A most one of the temperature sensors (32, 34, 36) is arranged inside one pipe section (18, 20) and/or inside the cone end (22). The food probe (10) comprises a connector (38, 40, 42) provided for an electric connection to a control unit. The connector comprises at least three connector elements (38, 40, 42) connected to the temperature sensors (32, 34, 36) according to the predetermined scheme. Further, the present invention relates to a method for controlling a cooking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, Eric Bosscher, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher