Patents by Inventor Peter Brand

Peter Brand 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: 10664291
    Abstract: A tire pressure monitoring unit includes a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, a transmitter for wireless transmission of pressure and temperature data HF signals, a receiver for receiving wireless control LF signals, a microcontroller containing a program memory and a data storage device containing a library of control programs to control the measurement and transmission activity of the tire pressure monitoring unit. The microcontroller selects from this library, on the basis of control signals that are received, a control program and then writing it into its program memory. When a loading program is activated by a control signal, it causes the microcontroller to transfer into the data storage device an additional control program that is received by the receiver. A method includes adding, to a library of control programs in a data storage device connected to a microcontroller of a tire pressure monitoring unit, an additional control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HUF BAOLONG ELECTRONICS BRETTEN GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Wagner, Patrick Vögeli, Peter Brand
  • Publication number: 20190188011
    Abstract: A tire pressure monitoring unit includes a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, a transmitter for wireless transmission of pressure and temperature data HF signals, a receiver for receiving wireless control LF signals, a microcontroller containing a program memory and a data storage device containing a library of control programs to control the measurement and transmission activity of the tire pressure monitoring unit. The microcontroller selects from this library, on the basis of control signals that are received, a control program and then writing it into its program memory. When a loading program is activated by a control signal, it causes the microcontroller to transfer into the data storage device an additional control program that is received by the receiver. A method includes adding, to a library of control programs in a data storage device connected to a microcontroller of a tire pressure monitoring unit, an additional control program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Wagner, Patrick Vögeli, Peter Brand
  • Patent number: 10137743
    Abstract: A tire pressure monitoring device is mounted on a wheel of a vehicle provided with a pneumatic tire. The device contains a tire pressure sensor and a transmitter which transmits signals wirelessly in transmission intervals, between which in each case there is a first transmission pause. A control device controls the sensor, the transmitter and the first transmission pause thereof. A source provides electrical energy to a rechargeable electric accumulator, in which electrical energy delivered from the source is stored until it is required. The state of charge of the rechargeable electric accumulator is monitored by a monitoring device and one or more of the first transmission causes is/are then ended as soon as enough electrical energy is stored in the rechargeable accumulator to operate the tire pressure monitoring device between two successive first transmission pauses until the conclusion of a predetermined number of transmission processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUF HÜLSBECK & FÜRST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andre Seifert, Benjamin Mueller, Markus Wagner, Karsten Sandrock, Peter Brand
  • Patent number: 9902216
    Abstract: Tire pressure control devices include first sensors to deliver repeatedly a measured value M1 for the rotation speed of the wheel. A measurand, from which the rotation speed of the associated wheel can be derived, is detected in a pointwise manner by means of a second sensor over a predetermined rotation angle ? of the wheel as a function of time, is subjected to a low pass filtering in a subsequent first time interval ?t1 and from the filtered development of the measurand a second measured value M2 is determined, which is a measurement for the rotation speed or respectively for the angular speed of the associated wheel. Each tire pressure control device transmits at the end of a second time interval ?t2 the second measured value M2 together with an identification of the tire pressure control device to a central unit. Comparing M1 and M2 determines wheel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUF HÜLSBECK & FÜRST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Wagner, Peter Brand, Markus Alexander
  • Publication number: 20170034975
    Abstract: A new and distinct Sambucus cultivar named ‘SANIVALK’ is disclosed, characterized by a very hardy plant of compact and bushy growth, dark green leaves with narrow cream-colored margins, young leaves with intense yellow margins, and free flowering. The new variety is a Sambucus normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: A. Brand and Sons
    Inventor: Peter Brand
  • Publication number: 20160288593
    Abstract: A tire pressure monitoring device is mounted on a wheel of a vehicle provided with a pneumatic tire. The device contains a tire pressure sensor and a transmitter which transmits signals wirelessly in transmission intervals, between which in each case there is a first transmission pause. A control device controls the sensor, the transmitter and the first transmission pause thereof. A source provides electrical energy to a rechargeable electric accumulator, in which electrical energy delivered from the source is stored until it is required. The state of charge of the rechargeable electric accumulator is monitored by a monitoring device and one or more of the first transmission causes is/are then ended as soon as enough electrical energy is stored in the rechargeable accumulator to operate the tire pressure monitoring device between two successive first transmission pauses until the conclusion of a predetermined number of transmission processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Andre Seifert, Benjamin Mueller, Markus Wagner, Karsten Sandrock, Peter Brand
  • Publication number: 20150231935
    Abstract: Tire pressure control devices include first sensors to deliver repeatedly a measured value M1 for the rotation speed of the wheel. A measurand, from which the rotation speed of the associated wheel can be derived, is detected in a pointwise manner by means of a second sensor over a predetermined rotation angle ? of the wheel as a function of time, is subjected to a low pass filtering in a subsequent first time interval ?t1 and from the filtered development of the measurand a second measured value M2 is determined, which is a measurement for the rotation speed or respectively for the angular speed of the associated wheel. Each tire pressure control device transmits at the end of a second time interval ?t2 the second measured value M2 together with an identification of the tire pressure control device to a central unit. Comparing M1 and M2 determines wheel position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Wagner, Peter Brand, Markus Alexander
  • Patent number: 8791807
    Abstract: Allocates identifiers of units of a tire pressure monitoring system to the positions of ABS-sensors which are each assigned to the wheels of the vehicle. The identifiers are contained in signals that are emitted by the units. Each unit, which is called a wheel electronic, has a pressure sensor, which is sensitive to the tire pressure of the wheel, a motion sensor, which provides information on the rotation speed of the wheel, a memory with the individual identifier of the wheel stored therein, and a transmitter, which transmits signals only containing information on the rotation speed of the respective wheel, to a receiver. An evaluation device receives the transmitted identifier and compares the information on the rotation speed of the wheel transmitted along with the identifier, with rotation speed information, which were acquired by the ABS sensors for the same time span and transferred to the evaluation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co, KG
    Inventors: Ralf Kessler, Andreas Kraft, Markus Wagner, Jürgen Schönbeck, Peter Brand
  • Patent number: 8760277
    Abstract: Method for allocating identification codes which are contained in signals transmitted by components of a tire pressure monitoring system, said components being attached to wheels of the vehicle, to the wheel positions. A plurality of sensors to the tire pressure, to the rolling direction of the wheel, to the shocks, as well as a memory for the identification code, and a transmitter which supplies signals with the identification code, the rolling direction and the occurrence of a shock on a wheel to a receiver which, based on the supplied rolling direction information, distinguishes identification codes pertaining to wheels on the left-hand or right-hand side of the vehicle from shocks which occur on the left-hand or right-hand side of the vehicle, measures the time interval elapsing between shock signals on one side of the vehicle, multiplies this time interval by the velocity of the vehicle measured within the same time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Ralf Kessler, Markus Wagner, Andreas Kraft, Jürgen Schönbeck, Peter Brand, Markus Adrian Alexander
  • Patent number: 8600607
    Abstract: The invention describes a method for allocating identifiers of wheel electronics of a tire pressure monitoring system to positions of wheels of a vehicle, the simultaneously occurring rotation speeds of the wheels, normalized on a consistently chosen rolling radius of the wheels differ during cornering because of the different positions of the wheels on the vehicle, so that the positions of the wheels can be sorted according to increasing speed of the wheels during cornering, the wheel electronics of each wheel comprising a pressure sensor, a motion sensor, a memory and a transmitter, which transmits signals to a receiver being connected to an evaluation device, which receives the transmitted identifiers and compares the distances which the corresponding wheels have traveled in a defined time span, sorts the identifiers according to the length of the distance traveled in the defined time span and allocates the identifiers to the wheel positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Kessler, Andreas Kraft, Markus Wagner, Juergen Schoenbeck, Peter Brand
  • Publication number: 20120194333
    Abstract: Method for allocating identification codes which are contained in signals transmitted by components of a tire pressure monitoring system, said components being attached to wheels of the vehicle, to the wheel positions. A plurality of sensors to the tire pressure, to the rolling direction of the wheel, to the shocks, as well as a memory for the identification code, and a transmitter which supplies signals with the identification code, the rolling direction and the occurrence of a shock on a wheel to a receiver which, based on the supplied rolling direction information, distinguishes identification codes pertaining to wheels on the left-hand or right-hand side of the vehicle from shocks which occur on the left-hand or right-hand side of the vehicle, measures the time interval elapsing between shock signals on one side of the vehicle, multiplies this time interval by the velocity of the vehicle measured within the same time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Kessler, Markus Wagner, Andreas Kraft, Jürgen Schoenbeck, Peter Brand
  • Publication number: 20120065832
    Abstract: The invention describes a method for allocating identifiers of wheel electronics of a tire pressure monitoring system to positions of wheels of a vehicle, the simultaneously occurring rotation speeds of the wheels, normalized on a consistently chosen rolling radius of the wheels differ during cornering because of the different positions of the wheels on the vehicle, so that the positions of the wheels can be sorted according to increasing speed of the wheels during cornering, the wheel electronics of each wheel comprising a pressure sensor, a motion sensor, a memory and a transmitter, which transmits signals to a receiver being connected to an evaluation device, which receives the transmitted identifiers and compares the distances which the corresponding wheels have traveled in a defined time span, sorts the identifiers according to the length of the distance traveled in the defined time span and allocates the identifiers to the wheel positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Ralf Kessler, Andreas Kraft, Markus Wagner, Juergen Schoenbeck, Peter Brand
  • Publication number: 20120060598
    Abstract: Allocates identifiers of units of a tire pressure monitoring system to the positions of ABS-sensors which are each assigned to the wheels of the vehicle. The identifiers are contained in signals that are emitted by the units. Each unit, which is called a wheel electronic, has a pressure sensor, which is sensitive to the tire pressure of the wheel, a motion sensor, which provides information on the rotation speed of the wheel, a memory with the individual identifier of the wheel stored therein, and a transmitter, which transmits signals only containing information on the rotation speed of the respective wheel, to a receiver. An evaluation device receives the transmitted identifier and compares the information on the rotation speed of the wheel transmitted along with the identifier, with rotation speed information, which were acquired by the ABS sensors for the same time span and transferred to the evaluation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf KESSLER, Andreas KRAFT, Markus WAGNER, Jürgen SCHÖNBECK, Peter BRAND
  • Patent number: 7287392
    Abstract: A method for operating a water cooler, wherein the water cooler includes a cooling system, a storage compartment assembly, a water dispenser assembly, and a climate control assembly including a thermostat and a control capillary, includes coupling the control capillary to the thermostat, and coupling the thermostat to the cooling system such that the thermostat controls the operational state of the cooling system. The method includes positioning the control capillary adjacent each of the storage compartment assembly and the water dispenser assembly, determining the temperature of the storage compartment assembly and the water dispenser assembly using the control capillary, and cooling the storage compartment assembly and the water dispenser assembly using the cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Brand, Jeffery Wayne Borden, Virginia Lee Castillo, John Joseph Roetker, Mark Anthony Copelli, William Stanley Garrett
  • Publication number: 20070163583
    Abstract: A medicament dispenser for use in the storage, presentation and/or dispensing of medicament comprising a body shaped for receipt of a medicament container. In association with the body, there is a first transceiver for transmitting and receiving data. A medicament container is receivable by the body. In association with the medicament container, there is a second transceiver for transmitting and receiving data. Data is transferable in two-way fashion from the first transceiver to the second transceiver. The medicament dispenser may be supplied in kit of parts form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Peter Brand, James Godfrey, Paul Rand
  • Publication number: 20060289008
    Abstract: There is provided a dispenser suitable for dispensing medicament, particularly medicament for use in the treatment of respiratory disorders. The dispenser comprises a housing having a support; a container, locatable within said housing, having an outlet, wherein said container dispenses through said outlet in response to movement of the container relative to the housing; and an actuation indicator having an indexing mechanism actuatable by movement of the container relative to the housing. A couple mechanism is provided which couples the indexing mechanism to the container to compensate for any variation in pre-actuation positionings of the indexing mechanism and container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Rand, Peter Brand, James Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20060096594
    Abstract: An actuation indicator that includes a drum sub-assembly, which includes a rotatable actuation indicator wheel, a rocking, ratchet pawl for rotating the indicator wheel in a set direction and a rocking mechanism for the pawl driven by a slipping clutch arrangement, is described. The slipping clutch arrangement includes a slipping clutch spring engaged at one end to a pinion of a rack and pinion assembly and at a second end to the ratchet pawl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Stanley Bonney, Peter Brand, James Godfrey, Paul Rand
  • Patent number: D661043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Driessen Aerospace Group N.V.
    Inventor: Jasper Bob Peter Brands
  • Patent number: D695556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Nunn, Shawn Rabensburg, Peter Brands, Scott Bruins
  • Patent number: PP28314
    Abstract: A new and distinct Sambucus cultivar named ‘SANIVALK’ is disclosed, characterized by a very hardy plant of compact and bushy growth, dark green leaves with narrow cream-colored margins, young leaves with intense yellow margins, and free flowering. The new variety is a Sambucus normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: A. Brand and Sons
    Inventor: Peter Brand