Patents by Inventor Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser 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).

  • Publication number: 20190227515
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for verifying a value stream along a transport route (TS), in particular along a pipeline or a production line, wherein a plurality of field devices (F), each having at least one sensor (S) and/or actuator for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable and an electronic unit (EE), are arranged along the transport route (TS) and generate corresponding data (DAT), or for verifying the value stream of at least one product in warehouse stock, wherein a first service platform (SP1) is used, via which a plurality of participant nodes (TK) each with at least one database (DB) have a communication connection to one another according to a distributed ledger or the blockchain technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nikolai Fink, Michael Gunzert, Dietmar Spanke, Ulrich Kaiser, Dimitri Mousko
  • Patent number: 10277775
    Abstract: A method for compensating tone value fluctuation in inkjet printing includes generating multi-bit halftone images of pixels on a computer during prepress screening for color separations with multiple tone values out of print image data, forwarding multi-bit halftone images to a control unit of an inkjet printing machine, and printing the multi-bit halftone on the machine, wherein encoded binary values of multi-bit halftone images correspond to ink drop sizes to be generated by the machine. The computer introduces additional binary values of multi-bit halftone images not corresponding to ink drop sizes in pixel positions of multi-bit halftone images where occurring tone value fluctuations are to be compensated for by modified ink drop sizes, causing additional binary values to be ignored by the machine in a regular print mode, and assigning additional binary values to modified ink drop sizes in a correction print mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Dirk Kirchhoff, Bernd Stritzel, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10226955
    Abstract: A method for setting up and carrying out a print job on an inkjet printing machine having print heads and a thermal dryer includes printing onto a substrate using water-based black and chromatic inks. First test prints of a first test chart with different area coverage test patches are generated on the substrate using black ink, thermally drying the first test prints at different temperatures and evaluating dried first test prints to determine a dryer operating temperature during the print job. A second test print of a second test chart with different ink amount test patches is generated on the substrate using chromatic inks, thermally drying the second test print at the temperature, and evaluating the dried second test print to determine a total ink amount for operating the print heads during the print job. The machine receives temperature and total ink amount and prints the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Axel Hauck, Sabine Roehl, Michael Kaiser, Rolf Mueller, Nikolaus Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20180361688
    Abstract: A device for producing textile planar structures formed of a plurality of portions deposited beside one another of fiber rovings. A supply device provides a fiber rovings at a transfer installation. A plurality of path guiding rails are disposed beside one another and above the depositing face. A gripper unit and a cutting unit are disposed on each path guiding rail. Each gripper unit and each cutting unit is movable and positionable along the path guiding rail independently of the gripper units and cutting units of the other path guiding rails. The gripper units grab the fiber roving from the transfer installation and move their free end to a desired terminal position. The cutting units severs the rovings at a cutting position. The gripper units and the cutting units have a downholder for pressing the fiber roving against the depositing face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: MICHAEL KAISER, MANFRED BURKHARD, MARCO GOETTINGER, ANDREAS PROEHL
  • Publication number: 20180281487
    Abstract: A method for setting up and carrying out a print job on an inkjet printing machine having print heads and a thermal dryer includes printing onto a substrate using water-based black and chromatic inks. First test prints of a first test chart with different area coverage test patches are generated on the substrate using black ink, thermally drying the first test prints at different temperatures and evaluating dried first test prints to determine a dryer operating temperature during the print job. A second test print of a second test chart with different ink amount test patches is generated on the substrate using chromatic inks, thermally drying the second test print at the temperature, and evaluating the dried second test print to determine a total ink amount for operating the print heads during the print job. The machine receives temperature and total ink amount and prints the print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: AXEL HAUCK, SABINE ROEHL, MICHAEL KAISER, ROLF MUELLER, NIKOLAUS PFEIFFER
  • Publication number: 20180288277
    Abstract: A method for compensating tone value fluctuation in inkjet printing includes generating multi-bit halftone images of pixels on a computer during prepress screening for color separations with multiple tone values out of print image data, forwarding multi-bit halftone images to a control unit of an inkjet printing machine, and printing the multi-bit halftone on the machine, wherein encoded binary values of multi-bit halftone images correspond to ink drop sizes to be generated by the machine. The computer introduces additional binary values of multi-bit halftone images not corresponding to ink drop sizes in pixel positions of multi-bit halftone images where occurring tone value fluctuations are to be compensated for by modified ink drop sizes, causing additional binary values to be ignored by the machine in a regular print mode, and assigning additional binary values to modified ink drop sizes in a correction print mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: DIRK KIRCHHOFF, BERND STRITZEL, MICHAEL KAISER
  • Publication number: 20180043563
    Abstract: A cutting unit includes a blade for cutting at least one fiber, particularly on a cutting support, and particularly for producing fiber preforms which are, in particular, a precursor in the production of fiber-reinforced plastic components. A guide device is arranged so as to guide at least one of either the blade or a cutting support which can be moved relative to the blade, along a linear path in order for cutting to take place. At least one such cutting unit is preferably used in a device for producing fiber preforms which are, in particular, a precursor in the production of fiber-reinforced plastic components. The device has at least one unwinding station for providing at least one fiber, and at least one gripper which can grip individual or a plurality of fibers at their front ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: JAROMIR UFER, MICHAEL KAISER, MANFRED BURKHARD, SEBASTIAN GIERL
  • Publication number: 20170372633
    Abstract: A training system includes a computer system, a display system and a motion capture device. During use the training system presents a computer simulation of a virtual subject capable of exhibiting nystagmus to a trainee. The movements of the trainee are captured using the computer system during the administration of an HGN test to the virtual subject. During the administration of the HGN test to the virtual subject, the training system simulates nystagmus in the virtual subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Marjorie A. Zielke, Michael Kaiser, Timothy Lewis, Christopher Gonzales, Cecelia Marquart, John F. Kay, Gary Hardee, Dusek Matthew, Kenneth Authier
  • Publication number: 20170305745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for separating semi-conducting and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from each other and, if present, from other carbonaceous material, or for separating semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from other carbonaceous material via density separation using a solution of a polytungstate; to semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes obtained by this method; and to the use of these semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wieland REIS, Alexander KRAUS, Jules MIKHAEL, Michael KAISER, Matthias Georg SCHWAB, Thomas WEITZ, Michel KETTNER
  • Patent number: 9694547
    Abstract: A device for producing fiber preforms including a plurality of unwind stations, a plurality of grippers and at least one first molding tool. Further, a method includes the successive steps of tensioning threads or rovings for a first layer with grippers, draping the first layer over a first molding tool, severing of the threads or rovings of the first layer, tensioning threads or rovings for a second layer with grippers, draping an additional layer over the first forming tool, and severing the threads or rovings of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Göttinger, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9539766
    Abstract: A device for producing fiber preforms includes a plurality of unwind stations, a plurality of grippers and at least one first molding tool. Each gripper is movable on a path between a maximum position and a pick-up position. The pick-up position is provided at a thread transfer point and is closer to the unwind station than the maximum position. The first molding tool has a draping position in the region of the connecting lines between the maximum position and the thread transfer points, and a starting position outside the connecting lines. A thread tension control for the threads or rovings is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Göttinger, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9364997
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing fiber preforms which are, for example, a precursor in the production of fiber reinforced plastic components, are disclosed. The method includes the steps of tensioning the threads or rovings, draping the threads or rovings over a molding tool and attaching the threads or rovings to a fiber preform. A plurality of separate grips grip individual or a plurality of threads or rovings at a plurality of thread transfer points allocated respectively to the individual grippers. The grippers are then moved in substantially parallel paths relative to each other and the threads or rovings are thereby tensioned side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Göttinger, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9260038
    Abstract: A floor lock for a motor vehicle seat for detachably connecting the motor vehicle seat to the vehicle floor, has a locking pawl adjustable between a locked position and an unlocked position and a control pawl, which fixes the position of the locking pawl, is in operative connection with the locking pawl and is adjustable relative to the latter between a closed position and an open position. The locked position of the locking pawl is secured by a securing pawl arranged in a secured position, the securing pawl being in operative connection with the locking pawl and being adjustable by the latter between the secured position and a release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: C. Rob. Hammerstein GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Thiex, Michael Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20150210018
    Abstract: A device and corresponding method for producing three-dimensional components from impregnated fiber tapes. The device includes a plurality of grippers, arranged alongside one another, for gripping fiber tapes impregnated with matrix material, the grippers can be displaced in a linear manner on mutually parallel paths between a pick-up position and a maximum position such that the fiber tapes can be tensioned between the grippers and respectively associated transfer devices; a rotatable table on which the fiber tapes can be laid in a first and at least one additional layer; a severing device which can sever the fiber tapes close to the transfer device; a heating device for heating the layers to 160° C. to 400° C.; a first molding tool and one or more additional molding tools which can be moved together to three-dimensionally form the layers; and a transporting device which can transport the heated layers between the molding tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicants: AUDI AG, VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Markus-Thomas Lang, Michael Kaiser, Marco Göttinger, Sebastian Gierl
  • Publication number: 20140239661
    Abstract: A floor lock for a motor vehicle seat for detachably connecting the motor vehicle seat to the vehicle floor, with has a locking pawl adjustable between a locked position and an unlocked position and a locking control pawl, which fixes the position of the locking pawl, is in operative connection with the locking pawl and is adjustable relative to the latter between a closed position and an open position. The locked position of the locking pawl is secured by a securing pawl arranged in a secured position, the securing pawl being in operative connection with the locking pawl and being adjustable by the latter between the secured position and a release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Thiex, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8810843
    Abstract: A method for generating digital imaging data for an imaging unit, in which digital imaging data are defined from a signature of input image data, in that a section of the signature corresponding to the imaging format of the imaging unit is processed (24) into a raster image by a raster image processor, the section being defined on the basis of geometric parameters of an image area of the input image data. A raster image processor for implementing the method includes a raster-image-processor program having at least one section, in which geometric parameters for defining the section to be processed, are assigned (16) to input variables for the rasterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Hoes, Michael Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20140131914
    Abstract: A device for producing fiber preforms including a plurality of unwind stations, a plurality of grippers and at least one first molding tool. Further, a method includes the successive steps of tensioning threads or rovings for a first layer with grippers, draping the first layer over a first molding tool, severing of the threads or rovings of the first layer, tensioning threads or rovings for a second layer with grippers, draping an additional layer over the first forming tool, and severing the threads or rovings of the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Göttinger, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8702167
    Abstract: A bicycle frame, particularly a racing bicycle frame, comprises two bars. The bars are connected to a head member for connection to a saddle member. In their frame-side end region, the two bars are formed as a hollow profile. In this region, the two bars have a semicircular cross section so that a common contact face is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Canyon Bicycles GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20140041795
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing fiber preforms which are, for example, a precursor in the production of fiber reinforced plastic components, are disclosed. The method includes the steps of tensioning the threads or rovings, draping the threads or rovings over a molding tool and attaching the threads or rovings to a fiber preform. A plurality of separate grips grip individual or a plurality of threads or rovings at a plurality of thread transfer points allocated respectively to the individual grippers. The grippers are then moved in substantially parallel paths relative to each other and the threads or rovings are thereby tensioned side by side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Göttinger, Michael Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20140035195
    Abstract: A device for producing fiber preforms includes a plurality of unwind stations, a plurality of grippers and at least one first molding tool. Each gripper is movable on a path between a maximum position and a pick-up position. The pick-up position is provided at a thread transfer point and is closer to the unwind station than the maximum position. The first molding tool has a draping position in the region of the connecting lines between the maximum position and the thread transfer points, and a starting position outside the connecting lines. A thread tension control for the threads or rovings is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Göttinger, Michael Kaiser