Patents by Inventor Nils Langhammer

Nils Langhammer 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: 20200068671
    Abstract: A household appliance includes: a magnetron for generating microwaves during operation; a power supply unit; and a controller for specifying to the power supply unit a power level for the operation of the magnetron. The controller temporarily reduces, in a coexistence mode, the power level specified to the power supply unit for the operation of the magnetron in a manner that reduces or prevents disturbance of communication in a wireless network using beacon frames due to the microwaves generated by the magnetron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Nils Langhammer, Frank Deter, Olaf Bloemker, Michael Junkmann, Christian Boemke
  • Patent number: 10417902
    Abstract: A method for operating a domestic appliance includes the steps of: receiving, by means of the domestic appliance, a radio signal from at least one radio transmission source; and determining, by means of the domestic appliance, information on surroundings of the domestic appliance by evaluating a temporal progression of an evaluation signal based on the radio signal and influenced by the surroundings of the domestic appliance. The radio signal is intended for transmission within a local radio network and/or complies with the IEEE 802.11 standard, the IEEE 802.154 standard, or the Bluetooth standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Nils Langhammer
  • Patent number: 10238259
    Abstract: A method for operating a system of at least one stationary domestic appliance and a mobile domestic appliance includes connecting the mobile domestic appliance using wireless communication to the at least one stationary domestic appliance and exchanging data between the mobile domestic appliance and the at least one stationary domestic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Nils Langhammer, Friedrich Laube, Andre Kersting, Florian Benner, Lars Merkel
  • Publication number: 20180330603
    Abstract: A method for operating a domestic appliance includes the steps of: receiving, by means of the domestic appliance, a radio signal from at least one radio transmission source; and determining, by means of the domestic appliance, information on surroundings of the domestic appliance by evaluating a temporal progression of an evaluation signal based on the radio signal and influenced by the surroundings of the domestic appliance. The radio signal is intended for transmission within a local radio network and/or complies with the IEEE 802.11 standard, the IEEE 802.154 standard, or the Bluetooth standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventor: Nils Langhammer
  • Publication number: 20170295488
    Abstract: A method for generating a key for secure communication between a household appliance and an appliance includes the following steps: determining the key using identification information associated with the household appliance; and sending the identification information via an air interface of the household appliance in order to transmit the identification information from the household appliance to the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Nils Langhammer, Thomas Koester, Stefan Woestemeyer
  • Publication number: 20160066759
    Abstract: A method for operating a system of at least one stationary domestic appliance and a mobile domestic appliance includes connecting the mobile domestic appliance using wireless communication to the at least one stationary domestic appliance and exchanging data between the mobile domestic appliance and the at least one stationary domestic appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Nils Langhammer, Friedrich Laube, Andre Kersting, Florian Benner, Lars Merkel