Patents by Inventor Martin Witte

Martin Witte 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: 10409826
    Abstract: Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a model library comprising a plurality of library objects, identifying a plurality of relevant words and a plurality of word tuples from the description sentences in the plurality of library objects, determining a word frequency for each of the plurality of relevant words in the model library, determining a tuple frequency for each of the plurality of word tuples in the model library, determining a conditional probability for a first relevant word to occur in a description sentence with a second relevant word for each of the plurality of relevant words, and creating a controlled vocabulary for the model library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Witte
  • Patent number: 10385595
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle includes a sensor assembly for detecting an operation request. The door handle is fixed and actuates an electric lock. The sensor assembly includes a first capacitive sensor arranged in the door handle and oriented towards an inner side of the handle. It monitors a first handle section gripped when actuating the handle. Second and third sensors are arranged along an axial extension of the handle. The second sensor is oriented towards an outer side of the handle and monitors a touching from the outer side in a second handle section. The third sensor is oriented towards the inner side of the handle and monitors a touching from the inner side. The electronic control and evaluation device generates an opening signal when both the capacitive sensor detects a gripping of the door handle and the second sensor and the third sensor simultaneously each detect a touching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Witte, Andreas Beck
  • Publication number: 20190225078
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tank module for a motor vehicle, with a housing in which a recess is provided, wherein a connecting element is arranged in the recess, a protective element for the connecting element, which can be moved between at least two positions, namely: a rest position in which the recess can be closed by the protective element, and an operating position in which the recess can be released by the protective element so that the connecting element is exposed, the protective element having an outer surface, and at least one sensor for detecting an activation action of a user to transfer the protective element between the rest position and the operating position, wherein the protective element is mounted in such a way that the outer surface of the protective element in the rest position and the outer surface of the protective element in the operating position are aligned parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Witte, Igor Gorenzweig, Christian Löpke
  • Publication number: 20190071898
    Abstract: The invention relates to an access system (200) for a vehicle (3), in particular for activating an electric lock (2) of the vehicle (3), comprising: at least one actuation sensor (30), by means of which a first inductance detection (110) can be performed for the detection of an activation action, at least one information sensor (35), by means of which a second inductance detection (120) can be performed, so that an additional information on the activation action can be determined, whereby the detection of the activation action can be verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas BECK, Serdal Bitirim, Martin Witte
  • Publication number: 20190017303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exterior door handle (10) for a vehicle (3) particularly for an activation of an electric lock (2) of the vehicle (3) comprising: a door handle body (20) with a wall (22), wherein the door handle body (20) is configured such that an activation action is performable by a user (5) at the door handle body (20) in the deformation area (40), at least one inductive activation means (60) which is arranged in the deformation area (40), at least one sensor device (30) arranged within the door handle body (20) for inductivity measurements at the activation means (60), wherein the door handle body (20) is at least configured elastically deformable in the deformation area (40) and the sensor device (30) for the detection of the activation action is arranged spaced apart to the activation means (60) such that the deformation of the door handle body (20) is detectable by the inductivity measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Müller, Martin Witte
  • Publication number: 20190017302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exterior door handle (10) for a vehicle (3) particularly for an activation of an electric lock (2) of the vehicle (3) comprising: a door handle body (20) with a wall (22), wherein the door handle body (20) is configured such that an activation action is performable by a user (5) at the door handle body (20) in the deformation area (40), at least one inductive activation means (60) which is arranged in the deformation area (40), at least one sensor device (30) arranged within the door handle body (20) for inductivity measurements at the activation means (60), wherein the door handle body (20) is at least configured elastically deformable in the deformation area (40) and the sensor device (30) for the detection of the activation action is arranged spaced apart to the activation means (60) such that the deformation of the door handle body (20) is detectable by the inductivity measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Müller, Martin Witte
  • Patent number: 10145152
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door handle (10) for a vehicle door of a motor vehicle, with a removable cover element (11), in particular for covering a lock cylinder (101), wherein the lock cylinder (101) is provided for unlocking and locking a door lock, and wherein the cover element (11) can be transferred between at least two positions (I, II), specifically a covered position (I), in which in particular the lock cylinder (101) is covered by the cover element (11) so as to be inaccessible from the outside, and an open position (II), in which in particular the cylinder lock (101) is uncovered by the cover element (11), and a tension means (12) for actuating the door lock, wherein the tension means (12) can be mechanically operatively connected with the cover element (11) in the open position (II) of the cover element (11), so as to actuate the door lock by pulling on the cover element (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Martin Witte, Ulrike Fichert, Igor Gorenzweig, Stefan Mönig
  • Publication number: 20180230717
    Abstract: vehicle door handle assembly with a sensor device for detecting an actuation is provided. A handle of the handle assembly has a section which can be gripped from behind and an outer wall that delimits an interior in which an electronic sensor device is arranged and fixed. The handle section is formed with a reduced outer wall thickness in an actuation region and has a deformability that is increased with respect to the remaining sections of the handle. The outer wall thickness is reduced solely on the outer wall face oriented towards the interior. The handle outer wall inner face oriented towards the interior is coated with a metal layer at least in the actuation region. The electronic sensor device comprises at least one inductive distance sensor which lies opposite the metal layer in the interior of the handle to detect a deformation of the opposing outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Mueller, Martin Witte
  • Publication number: 20180209182
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle with a handle component is provided. The handle component includes a hollow body, and an inductive sensor device is arranged in a cavity in order to detect an actuation of the handle component. A support having a support fastening section and a self-supporting section connected to the latter are arranged in the cavity, wherein the support fastening section is secured to the vehicle door handle, and wherein the self-supporting section of the support extends in the interior of the cavity at a distance from the wall surfaces of the handle component such that the self-supporting section of the support is mechanically decoupled from the wall surfaces of the handle component. The inductive sensor device is held in the self-supporting section, wherein a metallic material is arranged in at least one section of those wall surfaces of the handle component which surround the self-supporting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Mueller, Martin Witte
  • Patent number: 9995065
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle assembly includes an actuating element, which is actuated by a user gripping the handle from behind. The actuating element protrudes outward through a recess in the handle from an inner cavity through a wall of the handle over an outer contour of the handle. The actuating element is movable through the recess in the direction of the handle inner cavity against an elastic restoring force. The actuating element is at least in sections made of a metal. Located inside the handle is a stationary electric module with an inductive distance sensor so that when the actuating element moves, the distance of the actuating element in relation to the inductive distance sensor changes. An evaluation unit detects the signals of the inductive distance sensor, detects an actuation as a function of the signals, and provides an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Witte, Andreas Beck
  • Publication number: 20180149333
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting module includes a silicone lens having an input surface and an exit surface, and a light source. The lens defines a near-zero draft between the input surface and the exit surface. The input surface is configured to shape an incident light emanating from the light source into a collimated light pattern emanating from the exit surface and containing at least 69% of the incident light. For this, the input surface includes a plurality of multi-faceted near-field lens elements each having a different focal length and each defining a near-zero draft. The exit surface includes a plurality of micro-optical elements configured to shape the collimated light pattern into a predetermined emitted light pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Arun Kumar, Greg A. Patton, Bruce Preston Williams, Martin Witte, Albert Ekladyous
  • Patent number: 9910272
    Abstract: An integrated camera mounting and image window cleaning device includes a mounting bracket, a housing and a seal provided between the housing and the mounting bracket. A delivery channel extends around the outer periphery of the image window of the camera allowing the delivery of cleaning fluid which flows across the entire image window for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Martin Witte
  • Patent number: 9879451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle device (10) for a lock unit (12) for a movable door (11) or the like on a vehicle, comprising a handle part (51) which is movably mounted relative to a door (11) of the vehicle and which can be displaced between a rest position (Ia) and an operating position (Ib,c), the handle part (51) being flush with the exterior of the door (11.5) in the rest position (IA) and projecting from the exterior of the door (11.5) in the operating position (Ib,c). The handle part (51) can be actuated to open the door (10) when in the operating position (Ib,c). An actuating unit (33) is used to transfer the handle part (51) at least from the rest position (Ia) to a first operating position (IB). According to the invention, the actuating unit (33) is pivotably mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO.
    Inventors: Dirk Muller, Mario Christensen, Stefan Monig, Cristof Brauner, Martin Witte, Norbert Heller
  • Publication number: 20170260778
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle includes a sensor assembly for detecting an operation request. The door handle is fixed and actuates an electric lock. The sensor assembly includes a first capacitive sensor arranged in the door handle and oriented towards an inner side of the handle. It monitors a first handle section gripped when actuating the handle. Second and third sensors are arranged along an axial extension of the handle. The second sensor is oriented towards an outer side of the handle and monitors a touching from the outer side in a second handle section. The third sensor is oriented towards the inner side of the handle and monitors a touching from the inner side. The electronic control and evaluation device generates an opening signal when both the capacitive sensor detects a gripping of the door handle and the second sensor and the third sensor simultaneously each detect a touching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Witte, Andreas Beck
  • Patent number: 9690881
    Abstract: Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving and parsing a functional model to produce a functional model graph, and receiving and parsing a three-dimensional (3D) model that corresponds to the functional model to produce a 3D model graph. The method includes identifying a plurality of one-dimensional (1D) candidate components corresponding to the functional model graph and the 3D model graph. The method includes creating a 1D graph corresponding to the 1D candidate components, parameterizing the 1D components in the 1D graph, and generating a 1D model from the parameterized 1D components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Arquimedes Martinez Canedo, Martin Witte, Peter Hutchison, Karel Dewilde
  • Patent number: 9447604
    Abstract: A door handle for motor vehicles includes a handle body and a cover which cooperate to form a handle for a user. An accommodating space for electronic components is formed between the handle body and the cover. A capacitive proximity sensor is arranged in the space. The sensor has an active capacitive face directed towards the cover for detecting approaching movements. The capacitive face is coupled to an evaluation circuit which detects changes in the capacitance of the capacitive face. A sealing element composed of a closed-cell foam is located in the space. The sealing element has at least one continuous opening spaced from an edge. The opening is located above the active face of the proximity sensor and is compressed between the cover and the handle body with the result that at least one area above the active face of the sensor is free of foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Witte, Andreas Peschl
  • Publication number: 20160230429
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle assembly includes an actuating element, which is actuated by a user gripping the handle from behind. The actuating element protrudes outward through a recess in the handle from an inner cavity through a wall of the handle over an outer contour of the handle. The actuating element is movable through the recess in the direction of the handle inner cavity against an elastic restoring force. The actuating element is at least in sections made of a metal. Located inside the handle is a stationary electric module with an inductive distance sensor so that when the actuating element moves, the distance of the actuating element in relation to the inductive distance sensor changes. An evaluation unit detects the signals of the inductive distance sensor, detects an actuation as a function of the signals, and provides an output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Witte, Andreas Beck
  • Publication number: 20160145910
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door handle (10) for a vehicle door of a motor vehicle, with a removable cover element (11), in particular for covering a lock cylinder (101), wherein the lock cylinder (101) is provided for unlocking and locking a door lock, and wherein the cover element (11) can be transferred between at least two positions (I, II), specifically a covered position (I), in which in particular the lock cylinder (101) is covered by the cover element (11) so as to be inaccessible from the outside, and an open position (II), in which in particular the cylinder lock (101) is uncovered by the cover element (11), and a tension means (12) for actuating the door lock, wherein the tension means (12) can be mechanically operatively connected with the cover element (11) in the open position (II) of the cover element (11), so as to actuate the door lock by pulling on the cover element (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Martin Witte, Ulrike Fichert, Igor Gorenzweig, Stefan Mönig
  • Publication number: 20160140183
    Abstract: Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a model library comprising a plurality of library objects, identifying a plurality of relevant words and a plurality of word tuples from the description sentences in the plurality of library objects, determining a word frequency for each of the plurality of relevant words in the model library, determining a tuple frequency for each of the plurality of word tuples in the model library, determining a conditional probability for a first relevant word to occur in a description sentence with a second relevant word for each of the plurality of relevant words, and creating a controlled vocabulary for the model library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Witte
  • Publication number: 20160139004
    Abstract: Methods for conceptualization and search of block diagram based models. A method includes receiving a selected model from a model library comprised of a plurality of models, mapping physical quantities to each of the plurality of properties of the selected model, associating a semantic interpretation to each of the plurality of properties, defining a similarity determination comparing the semantic interpretation of a first property and the semantic interpretation of a second property, determining property similarities comparing the specific properties for each of the plurality of models to the specific properties of the selected model by applying the similarity determination, determining a model similarity based on a weighted summation of the property similarities, and creating a similarity list of similar models with sufficient model similarities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Witte