Patents by Inventor Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf 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: 11515680
    Abstract: A contact system comprises a ground cylinder, a shielding cylinder press-fit with the ground cylinder, and a contact ring disposed between the ground cylinder and the shielding cylinder. The contact ring includes a strip of electrically conductive material defining a plurality of projections on at least one longitudinal side. The projections electrically contact the ground cylinder and the shielding cylinder for establishing an electrically conductive connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Ivan Ivanov, Michael Burghard, Helge Schmidt, Hubert Pollok, Sönke Sachs, Marco Wolf, Christoph Kosmalski, Martin Listing, Uemit Bulduk, Jochen Fertig, Willi Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20220366792
    Abstract: A cargo detection system for detecting overhanging cargo on a motor vehicle comprises a sensor system configured to provide cargo measurement data for cargo loaded onto the motor vehicle by measuring at least one of exterior dimensions of cargo protruding over an outer edge of the motor vehicle and an opening condition of a tailgate of the motor vehicle. The system further comprises a control device configured to assess, based on the cargo measurement data of the sensor system, whether cargo is overhanging from the motor vehicle and to calculate an updated vehicle length and/or vehicle width for the motor vehicle accounting for the overhanging cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lukas Gaß, Frank Wolf, Martin Eschle, Michael Schreiber, Seonok Lee, Saif Mudhafar, Baris Dönmez, Holger Bartelmeß, Dirk Kuxhausen, Ingmar Langer
  • Patent number: 11503251
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle and having respective exterior fields of view, and a display screen for displaying images derived from captured image data in a surround view format where captured image data is merged to provide a single composite display image from a virtual viewing position. A control includes a processor that processes image data captured by the cameras to detect an object present in the field of view of at least one of the cameras. During a driving maneuver of the vehicle, the display screen displays surround view video images and responsive to detection of the object, the display screen displays an enlarged view of the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Goerg Pflug, Achim Gieseke, Bernhard Thaler, Christian Traub, Johannes Wolf, Joern Ihlenburg, Martin Rachor
  • Patent number: 11453025
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) comprising layers (A) to (D), wherein layers (B) to (D) contain biaxially oriented polypropylene and layer (A) contains polyurethane and nanoparticles and has a layer thickness of 25 to 300 nm, layer (B) contains polymers with functional groups that are capable of forming covalent bonds with polyurethane and is directly connected to layer (A), layer (C) has at least a layer thickness of 50% of the total thickness of the film, and layer (D) represents an outer layer of the film containing an anti-blocking agent. The invention also relates to a method for producing films of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Willi Lindemann, Martin Wolf
  • Patent number: 11420292
    Abstract: A method for cutting a workpiece includes cutting the workpiece along a predefined cutting contour to separate a workpiece part from a scrap part, and checking whether the workpiece part has been fully separated from the scrap part during the cutting. The workpiece is re-cut along an additional cutting contour laterally offset from the predefined cutting contour if it is found during the checking that the workpiece part has not been fully separated from the scrap part. The disclosure also relates to an associated machine for cutting a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Mienhardt, Martin Spiess, Guido Schoenhardt, Michael Krutzke, Dennis Wolf, Carsten Krenz
  • Publication number: 20220240858
    Abstract: For improving the safety of optical measurements performed with an apparatus comprising a set of light sources and detectors controlled by an electronic unit for measuring an optical or physiological parameter in a scattering medium, in particular human tissue, based on a set of measurement wavelengths, it is suggested that the apparatus features at least one optical contact detector, for example in the form of a photodiode or a light sensitive end facet of an optical fiber or the like, for measuring a detection light quantity resulting from a detection wavelength, and wherein the apparatus issues an alarm signal, in case the measured detection light quantity indicates a low optical coupling efficiency between the apparatus and the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Universitat Zurich
    Inventors: Stefan Kleiser, Daniel Ostojic, Martin Wolf
  • Patent number: 11391594
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is disclosed comprising: data processing means; data repository containing data representative of a digital map; and display means. The device further comprises means for, in relation to data representative of a plurality locations relevant to the digital map, providing, on a representation of the digital map displayed on the display, for each of the locations, one of a plurality of different graphical user interface (GUI) elements characterised by different prominence levels to indicate the locations, wherein the prominence level of the GUI element used for each location is dependent on the level of detail at which the digital map is displayed and a deemed relevance of that location to a user query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Sebastian Ziezold, Simone Francine Tertoolen, Mathieu M. B. Doorduyn, Marc Alexander Viddeleer, Adrian Catalin Bogdan, Joost Cornelis Frederik Voogt, Ruud Willemstein, Martin Wolf, Maurits Hol, Michel de Boer
  • Publication number: 20220203656
    Abstract: A vehicle composite glass includes an outer pane, an inner pane, at least one polymeric intermediate layer which is arranged between the outer pane and the inner pane, and a textile film which includes a textile in a plastic matrix, wherein the textile film is adhered on a sub-region of the outer pane or the inner pane of the vehicle composite glass or is laminated in a sub-region between the polymeric intermediate layer and the outer pane or the inner pane. The vehicle composite glass has an attractive design with, at the same time, increased mechanical stiffness. The textile film can also serve as visual cover such that the otherwise customary black masking print is not required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Martin LAKSHMANAN, Oriane GARCIA, Johannes WOLF
  • Publication number: 20220195560
    Abstract: A nickel-based alloy for powder has the contents (in wt.%): C 0.01-0.5%, S max. 0.5%, in particular max. 0.03%, Cr 20-25%, Ni radical Mn max. 1%, Si max. 1%, Mo up to 10%, Ti 0.25-0.6%, Nb up to 5.5%, Cu up to 5%, in particular up to 0.5%, Fe up to 25%, P max. 0.03%, in particular max. 0.02%, Al 0.8-1.5%, V max. 0.6%, Zr max. 0.12%, in particular max. 0.1%, Co up to 15%, B 0.001-0.125% O >0.00001-0.1% and impurities dependent on production. The carbon to boron ratio (C/B) is between 4 and 25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventor: Martin WOLF
  • Patent number: 11259722
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for non-invasively determining the blood oxygen saturation within a subject's tissue by near-infrared spectroscopy is disclosed. Embodiments of the apparatus and method use the multi-distance method and take into account the attenuation of the light signal due to light absorbers other than hemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin and the scattering properties of a subject's tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: Carag AG, Universität Zürich
    Inventors: Martin Wolf, Helene Isler, Daniel Schenk
  • Patent number: 11246517
    Abstract: A spectrophotometric apparatus for determining optical parameters in a scattering medium based on the measurement of attenuation of light propagating through said medium by diffusion. To eliminate the detrimental effect of light being guided in an intermediate optical layer between a surface of the medium and a contact surface of the apparatus, either a multitude of optical barriers may be formed in the contact surface or the angular range over which light is emitted or received by the apparatus may be limited by appropriate means. With both of these alternative approaches, light propagation in the intermediate layer can be suppressed, leading to increased measurement accuracy. This is particularly beneficial for building an oximeter with improved precision. Further aspects include features for improving the applicability of the apparatus on curved surfaces such as the strongly curved skulls of neonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Universität Zürich
    Inventors: Stefan Kleiser, Martin Wolf, Daniel Ostojic, Nassimsadat Nasseri
  • Publication number: 20210219881
    Abstract: A spectrophotometric apparatus for determining optical parameters in a scattering medium based on the measurement of attenuation of light propagating through said medium by diffusion. To eliminate the detrimental effect of light being guided in an intermediate optical layer between a surface of the medium and a contact surface of the apparatus, either a multitude of optical barriers may be formed in the contact surface or the angular range over which light is emitted or received by the apparatus may be limited by appropriate means. With both of these alternative approaches, light propagation in the intermediate layer can be suppressed, leading to increased measurement accuracy. This is particularly beneficial for building an oximeter with improved precision. Further aspects include features for improving the applicability of the apparatus on curved surfaces such as the strongly curved skulls of neonates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Universitat Zurich
    Inventors: Stefan KLEISER, Martin WOLF, Daniel OSTOJIC, Nassimsadat NASSERI
  • Patent number: 11006866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for measuring the concentration of an analyte in the blood or tissue of a an animal or a human, particularly a premature infant, wherein for measuring said concentration the device comprises a means (30) comprising at least a first and a second permeability with respect to said analyte, wherein the first permeability for said analyte differs from the second permeability for the analyte. Further, the invention relates to a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITAT ZURICH, EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS—UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
    Inventors: Lukas Baumann, Katrin Scholler, Markus Rothmaier, Lukas Scherer, Rene Rossi, Damien Paul Joseph Henri De Courten, Martin Wolf
  • Patent number: 10988829
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for the manufacture of nickel alloys having optimized strip weldability (TIG without filler) from an alloy of the following composition (in wt %): C max. 0.05%, Co max. 2.5%, Ni the rest, especially >35-75.5%, Mn max. 1.0%, Si max. 0.5%, Mo >2 to 23%, P max. 0.2%, S max. 0.05%, N up to 0.2%, Cu ?1.0%, Fe >0 to ?7.0%, Ti >0 to <2.5%, Al >0 to 0.5%, Cr >14 to <25%, V max. 0.5%, W up to 3.5%, Mg up to 0.2%, Ca up to 0.02%, in that the alloy is smelted openly and cast as ingots, the ingots are subjected if necessary to at least one heat treatment, the ingots are then remelted at least one time by electroslag refining, the remelted ingot obtained in this way is subjected if necessary to at least one heat treatment, the ingot is subjected to at least one cold and/or hot deformation cycle, until strip material of predeterminable material thickness exists, the strip material is subdivided into strip sections of defined lengths/widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Wolf, Stefan Gilges, Jens Koepernik
  • Publication number: 20200290161
    Abstract: A welding filler material includes (in wt.-%): C 0.01-0.05%; N 0.05-0.10%; Cr 20.0-23.0%; Mn 0.25-0.50%; Si 0.04-0.10%; Mo 8.0-10.5%; Ti 0.75-1.0%; Nb 3.0-5.0%; Fe max. 1.5%; Al 0.03-0.50%; W 4.0-5.0%.; Ta max. 0.5 %; Co max. 1.0%; Zr 0.10-0.70% Ni remainder; and impurities resulting from the smelting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventor: Martin WOLF
  • Patent number: 10758932
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an applicator for applying a coating agent (e.g. thick matter) to a component (e.g. motor vehicle body part) with a nozzle with a nozzle opening with a certain nozzle geometry, in particular for applying a thick matter bead to a component surface. The disclosure provides that the nozzle geometry of the nozzle opening can be adjusted without replacing the nozzle, in particular by a relative movement of two nozzle parts. Furthermore, the disclosure comprises an exchange part for such an applicator and an operating method therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DÜRR SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Frank Schnur, Martin Wolf
  • Publication number: 20200254475
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) comprising layers (A) to (D), wherein layers (B) to (D) contain biaxially oriented polypropylene and layer (A) contains polyurethane and nanoparticles and has a layer thickness of 25 to 300 nm, layer (B) contains polymers with functional groups that are capable of forming covalent bonds with polyurethane and is directly connected to layer (A), layer (C) has at least a layer thickness of 50% of the total thickness of the film, and layer (D) represents an outer layer of the film containing an anti-blocking agent. The invention also relates to a method for producing films of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Willi LINDEMANN, Martin WOLF
  • Patent number: 10733219
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is disclosed comprising: data processing means; data repository containing data records representative of locations relevant to or within a digital map; and display means. The device further comprises means for monitoring a free text search string as it is input by a user of the device; querying the data repository for matching records and generating suggestions selectable by a user to adjust the search, based on the search string as it is input; displaying at least some of any matching records and suggestions on the display; and, in response to receipt of user input indicating a selection of a matching suggestion, adjusting the search accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Sebastian Ziezold, Simone Francine Tertoolen, Mathieu M. B. Doorduyn, Marc Alexander Viddeleer, Adrian Catalin Bogdan, Joost Cornelis Frederik Voogt, Ruud Willemstein, Martin Wolf, Maurits Hol, Michel de Boer
  • Patent number: 10683897
    Abstract: A clutch which reacts to torque overload has a ribbed disc which is produced by plastics injection moulding and which is, along its inner or outer periphery, encapsulated in encircling fashion and on both axial side surfaces by an encompassing ring. Said encompassing ring, owing to shrinkage as a result of cooling, enters into static friction engagement with the ribbed disc, and furthermore engages, by means of bevelled flanks, with ribs running radially on at least one of the side surfaces of the ribbed disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OECHSLER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Roland Lieret, Martin Wolf
  • Patent number: 10680444
    Abstract: Energy supply system includes at least one local energy supply unit, at least one local energy consumption unit at least one local energy store, and a control unit which controls the energy consumption, by the at least one local energy consumption unit of the energy supply system, of the volume of energy generated by the at least one local energy generation unit, and the volume of energy stored in the at least one energy storage unit. After detecting at least one predictable future event which will influence the volume of energy generable by the energy consumption units and/or the volume of energy which can be drawn from the energy supply network and/or the volume of energy consumed by the energy consumption units, the control unit dynamically adapts an energy reserve, stored in the at least one local energy store, as a function of the detected events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Kasberger, Martin Wolf, Harald Hofer, Hannes Heigl