Patents by Inventor Peter Ackeret

Peter Ackeret 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: 10471902
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retaining device for a still or video camera in the interior of a motor vehicle with a fastening apparatus (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e) for attaching the retaining device to a vehicle seat part, such as a backrest (2), headrest (3), or headrest holder (4, 4a, 4b) of a vehicle seat (1), and a carrier arm (6, 6?, 6?, 60, 60?, 60?, 62, 62?, 62?) which is oriented approximately horizontally and parallel with respect to the broad side of the backrest (2) and at one end of which a holder (7) is arranged for receiving a camera (8), wherein the carrier arm (6, 6?, 6?, 60, 60?, 60?, 62, 62?, 62?) protrudes beyond the vehicle seat part (2, 3, 4, 4a, 4b) to such an extent that the lens (8a) of the camera (8) has an uninterrupted view towards the front in the driving direction and/or towards the rear in the direction counter to the driving direction, and wherein the carrier arm (6, 6?, 6?, 60, 60?, 60?, 62, 62?, 62?) at its other end is connected via a first rotary joint (6a) with an approximately v
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wolfgang Fischer, Michael Andreas Keller, Peter Ackeret
  • Patent number: 10471899
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for suspending objects from a part of a motor vehicle seat, such as a backrest, a headrest, or a headrest mounting of a vehicle seat, comprising a fastening element and a receiving socket for connecting the device to the motor vehicle seat part, and comprising a plug-in element that can be coupled to the receiving socket. At one end, a support arm for suspending the objects is connected to the rear end of the plug-in element by way of a rotary joint having an axis of rotation extending substantially parallel to the broad side of the backrest and/or the headrest, and horizontal, and at the other end, the support arm has an L-shaped hook. In the in-use position, the support arm is oriented such that the longitudinal axis thereof is oriented approximately vertically downwards, and such that the longitudinal axis of the plug-in element includes an angle (?) between approximately 60° and 120°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Publication number: 20180361940
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for suspending objects from a part of a motor vehicle seat, such as a backrest, a headrest, or a headrest mounting of a vehicle seat, comprising a fastening element and a receiving socket for connecting the device to the motor vehicle seat part, and comprising a plug-in element that can be coupled to the receiving socket. At one end, a support arm for suspending the objects is connected to the rear end of the plug-in element by way of a rotary joint having an axis of rotation extending substantially parallel to the broad side of the backrest and/or the headrest, and horizontal, and at the other end, the support arm has an L-shaped hook. In the in-use position, the support arm is oriented such that the longitudinal axis thereof is oriented approximately vertically downwards, and such that the longitudinal axis of the plug-in element includes an angle (?) between approximately 60° and 120°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: 10059277
    Abstract: A securing device for removably attaching a device to two mutually spaced head support rods (1a, 1b) of a motor vehicle seat (1), having a receiving bushing (3e) for receiving a plug element (2a) which is arranged on the device (2) and having a first and a second securing element (3, 3?, 4, 4?) with which the receiving bushing (3e) can be secured on the head support rods (1a, 1b). The first and the second securing element (3, 3?, 4, 4?) are formed on opposing sides for arranging on the head support rods (1a, 1b), and connectors (5, 5a, 5b) are provided for reciprocally connecting the securing elements (3, 3?, 4, 4?), wherein sliding elements (6a, 6b) are arranged between the securing elements (3, 3?, 4, 4?) and the head support rods (1a, 1b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Publication number: 20170237843
    Abstract: A holder is provided for releasably securing a flat device, such as a tablet computer or a smartphone, to a component, in particular a component of a motor vehicle. The holder comprises a mounting which can be secured to the component and a holder frame which can be releasably secured to the mounting for receiving the device. The mounting comprises a carrier having first connection elements, and the holder frame has second connection elements at two opposite edges. The first and second connection elements are designed in a complementary manner with respect to each other such that the first and second connection elements interlock for the purpose of mutual fixing when the holder frame is inserted into the mounting such that the holder frame cannot be moved out of the mounting in the holder frame plane and/or perpendicularly to the holder frame plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Peter ACKERET, Michael Andreas KELLER, Florian MEYER
  • Publication number: 20170225624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retaining device for a still or video camera in the interior of a motor vehicle with a fastening apparatus (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e) for attaching the retaining device to a vehicle seat part, such as a backrest (2), headrest (3), or headrest holder (4, 4a, 4b) of a vehicle seat (1), and a carrier arm (6, 6?, 6?, 60, 60?, 60?, 62, 62?, 62?) which is oriented approximately horizontally and parallel with respect to the broad side of the backrest (2) and at one end of which a holder (7) is arranged for receiving a camera (8), wherein the carrier arm (6, 6?, 6?, 60, 60?, 60?, 62, 62?, 62?) protrudes beyond the vehicle seat part (2, 3, 4, 4a, 4b) to such an extent that the lens (8a) of the camera (8) has an uninterrupted view towards the front in the driving direction and/or towards the rear in the direction counter to the driving direction, and wherein the carrier arm (6, 6?, 6?, 60, 60?, 60?, 62, 62?, 62?) at its other end is connected via a first rotary joint (6a) with an approximately v
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wolfgang Fischer, Michael Andreas Keller, Peter Ackeret
  • Publication number: 20170001575
    Abstract: A securing device for removably attaching a device to two mutually spaced head support rods (1a, 1b) of a motor vehicle seat (1), having a receiving bushing (3e) for receiving a plug element (2a) which is arranged on the device (2) and having a first and a second securing element (3, 3?, 4, 4?) with which the receiving bushing (3e) can be secured on the head support rods (1a, 1b). The first and the second securing element (3, 3?, 4, 4?) are formed on opposing sides for arranging on the head support rods (1a, 1b), and connectors (5, 5a, 5b) are provided for reciprocally connecting the securing elements (3, 3?, 4, 4?), wherein sliding elements (6a, 6b) are arranged between the securing elements (3, 3?, 4, 4?) and the head support rods (1a, 1b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: 9527456
    Abstract: A device for retaining flat, approximately rectangular appliances such as tablet computers or mobile telephones in the interior of a motor vehicle, has a fastening apparatus for fastening the device to a vehicle component, a retainer for accommodating the appliances, and a transfer assembly, which is provided between the retainer and the fastening apparatus and with which the retainer can be moved into different positions in relation to the vehicle component. The transfer assembly has a support element, which is arranged on the fastening apparatus and which has a first revolute joint having an axis of rotation oriented approximately vertically, and a pivot arm, which is arranged near the upper end of the support element and which has a second revolute joint having an axis of rotation oriented approximately horizontally. The pivot arm is connected to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Siegfried Skott, Andreas Michael Keller
  • Patent number: 9365164
    Abstract: A fastening device for connecting a unit (120) to two mutually spaced headrest bars (101b, 101c) of a vehicle seat (101) has a first coupling element (102,102a) for receiving a second coupling element (103, 103a) arranged on the unit (120) as well as a first fastening element (105) arranged on the first coupling element (102,102a) and a second fastening element (106) movable connected to the first fastening element (105). The fastening elements are used to fasten the first coupling element (102,102a) to the headrest bars (101b, 101c). The first fastening element (105) and the second fastening element (106) are supported on the headrest bars (101b, 101c) and can be moved relative to each other parallel to a connecting line (100) extending approximately horizontally between the centers of the headrest bars (101b, 101c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Skott
  • Patent number: 9296340
    Abstract: A device for attaching a tablet computer to the rear-side of a motor vehicle seat has a support (5, 50, 50?, 50?, 59, 150) for receiving the tablet computer (6, 60). The support (5, 50, 50?, 50?, 59, 150) can be moved between a first position in which the screen (6a, 60a, 60a?, 60a?, 160a) of the tablet computer (6, 60) is arranged on the side opposite the vehicle seat part (1a, 1b, 1c, 1c?, 1c?, 10a, 10a?, 10b, 10c) and aligned essentially vertically and a second user position in which the screen (6a, 60a, 60a?, 60a?, 160a) is oriented upwards and essentially horizontally or oblique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Siegfried Skott
  • Patent number: 9278648
    Abstract: A device for attaching a tablet computer to the rear-side of a vehicle seat part has a carrier element (4, 10, 40?, 40?, 140) which is displaceably connected to a fastening device (2, 2a, 3a, 3b, 3c, 20, 20a, 30b, 30?, 130b, 30c, 130c) and to which a support (5, 50, 50?, 50?) is displaceably connected for receiving the tablet computer (6, 60). The support (5, 50, 50?, 50?, 59, 150) can be moved between a first user position in which the screen (6a, 60a, 60a?, 60a?) of the tablet computer (6, 60) is arranged on the side opposite the vehicle seat part (1a, 1b, 1c, 1c?, 1c?, 10a, 10a?, 10b, 10c) and aligned essentially vertically and a second user position in which the screen (6a, 60a, 60a?, 60a?) is oriented upward and essentially horizontally or oblique to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Siegfried Skott
  • Publication number: 20150329062
    Abstract: A device for retaining flat, approximately rectangular appliances such as tablet computers or mobile telephones in the interior of a motor vehicle, has a fastening apparatus for fastening the device to a vehicle component, a retainer for accommodating the appliances, and a transfer assembly, which is provided between the retainer and the fastening apparatus and with which the retainer can be moved into different positions in relation to the vehicle component. The transfer assembly has a support element, which is arranged on the fastening apparatus and which has a first revolute joint having an axis of rotation oriented approximately vertically, and a pivot arm, which is arranged near the upper end of the support element and which has a second revolute joint having an axis of rotation oriented approximately horizontally. The pivot arm is connected to the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Siegfried Skott, Andreas Michael Keller
  • Patent number: 9156409
    Abstract: A device for hanging items of clothing on a vehicle seat part, such as a backrest (1a), a head restraint 1(d) or head restraint holder (1c) of a vehicle seat (1) has a fastening hook (4e, 40e) for hanging the clothes hanger (4a, 4b, 4c, 40a, 40b, 40c, 40b?, 40c?), the fastening hook being movable between an inoperative position, in which the fastening hook (4e, 40e) is entirely or partially accommodated in the clothes hanger (4a, 4b, 4c, 40a, 40b, 40c, 40b?, 40c?) or bears against the latter, and an operative position, in which the fastening hook (4e, 40e) protrudes out of the clothes hanger (4a, 4b, 4c, 40a, 40b, 40c, 40b?, 40c?) to such an extent that the clothes hanger (4a, 4b, 4c, 40a, 40b, 40c, 40b?, 40c?) can be hung on a wardrobe bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Siegfried Skott, Soeren Groth
  • Publication number: 20140367430
    Abstract: A fastening device for connecting a unit (120) to two mutually spaced headrest bars (101b, 101c) of a vehicle seat (101) has a first coupling element (102,102a) for receiving a second coupling element (103, 103a) arranged on the unit (120) as well as a first fastening element (105) arranged on the first coupling element (102,102a) and a second fastening element (106) movable connected to the first fastening element (105). The fastening elements are used to fasten the first coupling element (102,102a) to the headrest bars (101b, 101c). The first fastening element (105) and the second fastening element (106) are supported on the headrest bars (101b, 101c) and can be moved relative to each other parallel to a connecting line (100) extending approximately horizontally between the centers of the headrest bars (101b, 101c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Juergen Skott
  • Patent number: 8881659
    Abstract: A folding table for attachment to the rear side of a vehicle seat part has a fastening device (2a, 2c) for fastening the folding table to the vehicle seat (1a, 1b, 1c), a carrier element (4) which is connected to the fastening device (2a, 2c) and extends downward from the fastening device (2a, 2c) and a tabletop (6) rotatably connected to the carrier element (4). Supporting elements (7e) are arranged on the tabletop (6) which, when the tabletop (6) is in the working position, can be moved in the direction toward the vehicle seat part (1a, 1b, 1c) by a common actuating member (7a, 7d, 7b?, 7b?) and can be fixed in different positions by a manually releasable latching device (6h, 7b, 7c), so that the tabletop (6) can be aligned in a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kinetix AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: D786880
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: D803546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: D813857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: D854537
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller, Walter Funk
  • Patent number: D860982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller