Patents by Inventor Norbert Miller

Norbert Miller 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: 20210110619
    Abstract: A parking system having at least one access arrangement with at least one access apparatus configured to control a passage from a first area with an access section into a further area. The arrangement includes a first display arranged at least adjacent to the access apparatus and at least one second display arranged remotely from the access apparatus. The displays are configured to display a parking tariff data set. At least one parking tariff control means is configured to change, upon a request, at least one parking tariff parameter so as to cause displaying of the changed parking tariff data set by the first and second displays. The parking system further includes at least one delay module configured to delay the displaying of the changed parking tariff data set by the at least one first display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Konrad Rütten, Elmar Noll
  • Publication number: 20200342689
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for dispensing card-shaped data carriers, includes at least one coding unit configured to encode a data carrier with at least one data set, and at least one detection unit configured to detect the functionality of the encoded data carrier. The dispensing apparatus further includes at least one sorting unit having at least one drive means configured to forward the data carrier, wherein the drive means is configured such that the data carrier is forwarded with a first speed upon detection of an error-free data carrier, and the data carrier is forwarded with a second speed upon detection of a defective data carrier, the first speed being different from the second speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Norbert Miller
  • Publication number: 20200077379
    Abstract: An inspection system and method for inspecting a user's entitlement to use a service, in particular a transport service, includes: sending, by a mobile inspection device, at least one first inspection data set during a first transmission phase; receiving, by at least one mobile user terminal to be inspected, the at least one first inspection data set; outputting, by at least one first output module of the mobile user terminal, at least one first inspection feature during the first transmission phase, based on the received first inspection data set and at least one user's entitlement information item available in the mobile user terminal, and outputting, by at least one second output module of the mobile inspection device, at least one first validity feature corresponding to the first inspection data set during the first transmission phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Manfred Feiter, Stephan Bichmann, Elmar Noll
  • Patent number: 10417853
    Abstract: A parking system includes at least one first, near-field broadcasting device emitting a first radio field and at least one second, near-field broadcasting device emitting a second radio field. The system operates at least one access device. The first near-field broadcasting device transmits a first access data record, which is a function of a second access data record transmitted by the second near-field broadcasting device. An evaluation device identifies an associated access device in the system based on an evaluation of the functional relationship between the first access data record and the second access data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Miller
  • Publication number: 20180342123
    Abstract: A parking system includes at least one first, near-field broadcasting device emitting a first radio field and at least one second, near-field broadcasting device emitting a second radio field. The system operates at least one access device. The first near-field broadcasting device transmits a first access data record, which is a function of a second access data record transmitted by the second near-field broadcasting device. An evaluation device identifies an associated access device in the system based on an evaluation of the functional relationship between the first access data record and the second access data record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventor: Norbert Miller
  • Publication number: 20140067662
    Abstract: In a method for using an automatic machine by a user for processing a payment transaction with respect to an internet purchase between the user and an e-commerce provider, the e-commerce provider or the automatic machine requests an identification code for a payment transaction from a background system. The background system assigns an identification code, wherein the identification code identifies the internet purchase, and transmits the identification code to the e-commerce provider or the automatic machine. The e-commerce provider or the automatic machine transmits the identification code and/or a payment request to the user. The user makes a payment to the automatic machine and the automatic machine sends a confirmation of payment to the background system. Subsequently, the payment between the automatic machine and the background system and between the background system and an acquiring account is cleared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Matthias Augustyniak
  • Publication number: 20130281124
    Abstract: In order to provide a method for the automated detection of a local position, which enables a largely automated detection of the use of fee-based services and can be used as base for automated billings, a method is provided for the automated detection of a local position of a person equipped with suitable terminals and sensors, wherein at respectively comparable times geographic data as well as at least one type of acceleration information and/or surrounding field information is collected which will then be evaluated by means of memorized reference data of the geographical place, the acceleration and the surrounding field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz LAUMEN, Norbert MILLER
  • Publication number: 20130262160
    Abstract: In a method for automatically communicating parking spaces, parking spaces of different car park operators, at different locations provided for utilisation are recorded by a central computer in a data base indicating at least the location, availability and usage terms and provided for the purpose of automatic management and for being queried via a computer-based network. Suitable parking spaces are offered to a customer starting a query for selection including usage terms, wherein during the query destination is indicated. An automatically generated authorisation identification code is electronically communicated to the customer when booking a parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Martin Kammler
  • Patent number: 8416056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an entrance barrier comprising a barrier element movable between an open and a closed position, driving means, by which the barrier element can driven from one position to the other position respectively, a control unit, by which the driving means are controllable, and a sensor unit connected to the control unit. The invention also relates to a barrier element for the entrance barrier and to method for operating the entrance barrier. To provide a possibility of further improving the safety of persons in the area of entrance barriers beyond the mere passive safety of the entrance barrier, the invention proposes for the sensor unit to include a capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Peter Höffges
  • Patent number: 8271789
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system managing usage authorizations, comprising a central computer system, field devices and smart cards, wherein the system maintains databases containing all information relating to the users, user accounts, user smart cards, field devices and products, establishes and maintains at least at times communication with the field devices, issues instructions based on the available information and transmits to a plurality of field devices, with the field devices maintaining information relating to the smart cards and products so that communication between a field device and a smart card allows at least a portion of the smart card-related instructions to be processed from the instruction list and stored on the field device and to be transmitted to the computer system during the next communication, and wherein the smart cards carry to allow exchange of information with a field device and store instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Wolfgang Flugge, Martin Koczwara
  • Publication number: 20120022685
    Abstract: A method for operating an electric charging station within a parking area proposes operating an electric charging station within a parking area, wherein an identification device is used by a user when entering into the parking area, wherein the identification device provides a unique identification, wherein a current supply device of the charging station is activated by the user by using the identification device whereupon the current supply device is available for a charging process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: SCHEIDT & BACHMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Josef Baum, Ulrich Fleps
  • Patent number: 8095801
    Abstract: A method of protecting a microcomputer system against manipulation of data stored in a memory assembly of the microcomputer system is provided. The method may protect, for example, a control program stored in the memory assembly of a motor vehicle control device. To secure and reliably protect the microcomputer system against manipulation of the data, the data is stored in the memory assembly marked or encrypted using an asymmetrical encryption method. The data may, for example, be encrypted outside the microcomputer system using an encryption algorithm and a private key, which is accessible to only a limited group of persons. The data may be decrypted in the microcomputer system using a decryption algorithm and a freely accessible public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Juergen Pischke, Oliver Feilen, Norbert Loechel
  • Publication number: 20110119098
    Abstract: In order to expand the area of application of a ticketing system that works based on a virtual ticket, a method for operating a ticketing system is proposed, in which a virtual ticket is generated, a user-dependent access code is allocated to the virtual ticket, the virtual ticket is stored together with the access code, the access code is stored in a separate data memory, and the virtual ticket is accessed by entering the access code stored in the separate data memory at an entry point of the ticketing system provided for this purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SCHEIDT & BACHMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Matthias Augustyniak
  • Publication number: 20110079642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the preferably cashless processing especially of machine-related transactions using a memory card (4), wherein upon detection of the memory card (4), usage is enabled by a machine (3) which is in communication (2) with a database (5) and/or a processing unit (1) and usage-related transaction data are transmitted from the machine (3) to the database (1) and/or the processing unit (1). It is an object of the invention to further develop a method of the this kind to that extent that the intended function of the machine or smartcard writing/reading device can be achieved independently of an existing communication link between the machine or the smartcard writing/reading device and the local database. As a solution, the invention proposes that the usage-related transaction data are stored on the memory card (4) at least temporarily and the memory card (4) is thus utilized as an information transfer medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: SCHEIDT & BACHMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Wolfgang Flügge
  • Publication number: 20110053502
    Abstract: A system for automatic detection of smart cards, particularly of electronic tickets, has a control computer and a detection device. The detection device has a communication interface for the communicating coupling with a smart card. A communication link is established between the control computer and the detection device that is designed in a wireless fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: SCHEIDT & BACHMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Wolfgang Flügge
  • Patent number: 7895791
    Abstract: A passage barrier includes at least one barrier element that can be swivelled around a swivelling axis inside a swivelling area; at least one sensor technology that detects the presence of a person in the swivelling area and that comprises at least one sending unit emitting detection waves, at least one reception unit providing output signals and an electronic evaluation unit for evaluating the output signals of the reception unit. The sending unit and the reception unit are located such that a detection wave of the detection waves extends from the sending unit through the barrier element in the swiveling area to the reception unit and wherein the barrier element is at least partially made of a detection wave transparent material. A method is also provided for operating the passage barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Michael Sauermann
  • Publication number: 20100117785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an entrance barrier comprising a barrier element movable between an open and a closed position, driving means, by which the barrier element can driven from one position to the other position respectively, a control unit, by which the driving means are controllable, and a sensor unit connected to the control unit. The invention also relates to a barrier element for the entrance barrier and to method for operating the entrance barrier. To provide a possibility of further improving the safety of persons in the area of entrance barriers beyond the mere passive safety of the entrance barrier, the invention proposes for the sensor unit to include a capacitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: SCHEIDT & BACHMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert MILLER, Peter Höffges
  • Publication number: 20070271846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a passage barrier comprising at least one barrier element that can be swivelled around a swivelling axis inside a swivelling area, at least one sensor technology that detects the presence of a person in the swivelling area and that comprises at least one sending unit emitting detection waves as well as at least one reception unit and an electronic evaluation unit for evaluating the output signals of the sensor technology, wherein the sending unit and the reception unit are located such that a detection wave extending from the sending unit towards the reception unit extends through the swivelling area of the barrier element and wherein the barrier element is at least partially made of a detection wave transparent material. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for operating a passage barrier according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Michael Sauermann
  • Publication number: 20070112621
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for the automatic determination and charging for the use of a paid parking area as well as a transmitting apparatus for the method in accordance with the invention, a user terminal in accordance with the invention as well as a method for the status query of the user terminal in accordance with the invention, and an auxiliary unit as well as a method for the operation of the auxiliary unit. It is the object of the present invention to provide a method, which overcomes the above-identified disadvantages and additionally enables a repeatably usable parking permit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Markus Schneider
  • Publication number: 20060036863
    Abstract: In order to provide a system and a method for managing usage authorizations that are based on the use of smart cards, which offer a high level of flexibility and a high level of security both for the operator and the user, can operate without a permanent communication connection between the field devices and the central computer if possible, and are practical even for a mass operation, a system is suggested for managing usage authorizations that are based on the use of smart cards, including a central computer system, field devices and smart cards carried by potential users, wherein the central computer system maintains databases containing all information that relates to the users, user accounts, their assigned smart cards, field devices and products, establishes and maintains at least at times a communication connection with the field devices, issues instructions on actions to be conducted based on the available information and transmits these to a plurality of smart card-related relevant field devices, wit
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Wolfgang Flugge, Martin Koczwara