Patents by Inventor Peter Renner

Peter Renner 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: 11129270
    Abstract: A control device for an electric machine includes a circuit board and a cooling body, which are joined together, wherein a heat-conducting paste is introduced between the circuit board and the cooling body at least for thermally connecting the circuit board to the cooling body. The circuit board and/or the cooling body has at least one recess, wherein the recess is formed in the lateral direction between a region to be protected and the introduced heat-conducting paste in such a way that, when the circuit board and the cooling body are joined, an excess portion of the laterally spreading heat-conducting paste can be received by the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Hundt, Shanmugam Kaarthikeyan, Lakshmi Meena Ganesan, Peter Renner
  • Publication number: 20210168927
    Abstract: A control device for an electric machine includes a circuit board and a cooling body, which are joined together, wherein a heat-conducting paste is introduced between the circuit board and the cooling body at least for thermally connecting the circuit board to the cooling body. The circuit board and/or the cooling body has at least one recess, wherein the recess is formed in the lateral direction between a region to be protected and the introduced heat-conducting paste in such a way that, when the circuit board and the cooling body are joined, an excess portion of the laterally spreading heat-conducting paste can be received by the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Harald Hundt, Shanmugam Kaarthikeyan, Lakshmi Meena Ganesan, Peter Renner
  • Publication number: 20140018839
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stent for splinting a nasal passage. The stent (1) consists of a braided tubular support body (2) which, in unloaded state, has a diameter of at least 4 mm and a length in the range of 25 to 120 mm and particularly of 25 to 100 mm. The stent may have a widened section (15) at the proximal end for splinting of the nasal alar. It may alternatively or in combination have a fixation section (3) at the proximal end of the stent (1) for fixation of the stent (1) in a nasal passage of a user. When fixed the fixation section (3) protrudes from the nostril of the user and can be fixed outside of the nose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Renner, Klaus Düring, Joachim Georg Pfeffer, Nasib Dlaikan-Campos
  • Patent number: 8132146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a programming surface for imperative, procedural languages. A further prerequisite is a graphical user interface (GUI). The programming surface for the input of program code can be used with known programming languages such as Visual Basic, Java, C++. In the case of the programming surface, there is no longer a need to key in the program instructions. A language syntax need not be observed. An instruction set need not be learned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 7881442
    Abstract: A method and operation for a call announcement service which answers incoming phone calls. The system retrieves identifying information about the calling party and provides that information to the called party. The called party can choose from several options for answering the call, such as completing the call with the calling party, sending the calling party to voice mail or terminating the call. In an alternative embodiment, the calling party can be notified that they have dialed a cellular phone customer, and can be provided the option of accepting the called party's cellular phone charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: LSSi Data Corp.
    Inventors: Peter Renner, Walter Rickard
  • Patent number: 7774165
    Abstract: Provided is a method for monitoring measurement data by way of measurement channels. The measurement channels are processed in a plurality of time series of state values with mutually different time bases. Limit value ranges are ascertained in a learning phase and monitoring-related steps are triggered in a monitoring phase when limit values are exceeded. A good value extent is calculated for a time series with an upper and a lower limit value, with the inclusion of a limit value range which is predetermined in the learning phase and a state base value of the time series, which is determined in the monitoring phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 7773015
    Abstract: To avoid the measurement disturbances occurring in a conventional, multi-channel measurement data acquisition apparatus there is proposed a multi-channel measurement data acquisition apparatus which includes at least one analog input assembly having a plurality of analog inputs, a controllable electronic analog signal switch device (12) and a central controllable analog-digital converter, wherein the channels of the analog inputs can be successively switched through by means of the analog signal switch device so that the analog signals at the inputs of the individual channels are successively applied as input signals to the central analog-digital converter, and wherein the electronic analog signal switch device and/or the analog-digital converter have control inputs connected to associated control lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 7685564
    Abstract: In order to enable persons without particular programming knowledge to themselves write their own computer programs, there is proposed a computer-supported method of producing and/or executing program code, with at least one visualization surface for the representation of establishable objects, by way of which information, in particular data, are inputted and outputted when executing the program code, wherein objects of the visualization surface are writingly and readingly accessed by means of the produced program code. The method according to the invention is distinguished in that program components of the category run and function are provided for selection, and in addition instructions for interconnecting program components which regulate the call-up of the program components and their serial or simultaneous execution. The invention also concerns a corresponding system with an execution environment for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 7620459
    Abstract: A system for operating and controlling technical processes having at least one component fashioned as a measuring instrument and a control device, which is connected by electrical lines to sensor and actuators of processes, and having a control program, a measurement and control unit, an operating and observation component, optionally a database, optionally a process printer and further components of a process automation, as appropriate, which are connected to one another via data channels and a control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Publication number: 20090273496
    Abstract: To avoid the measurement disturbances occurring in a conventional, multi-channel measurement data acquisition apparatus there is proposed a multi-channel measurement data acquisition apparatus which includes at least one analog input assembly having a plurality of analog inputs, a controllable electronic analog signal switch device (12) and a central controllable analog-digital converter, wherein the channels of the analog inputs can be successively switched through by means of the analog signal switch device so that the analog signals at the inputs of the individual channels are successively applied as input signals to the central analog-digital converter, and wherein the electronic analog signal switch device and/or the analog-digital converter have control inputs connected to associated control lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Publication number: 20090013308
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-aided method and system for imperative programming of computers, having program code comprising a plurality of program instructions, there being keywords in the form of placeholders and contextual menus, having a graphical user interface, wherein it is envisaged substantially according to the invention that program instructions are composed of operations and objects, objects being addressable and operations and objects being selected from menus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 7474925
    Abstract: A system for automation of technical processes and/or experiments having a measurement unit and a control unit which are connected to sensors and actuators of the process or of the experimental unit via measurements and control channels, having at least one library that contains visualization objects and control modules, and having software that manages the system. The system enables the user to develop applications without knowledge of programming techniques. Technologists, chemists, scientists using the system no longer need to rely on the aid of programming specialist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Publication number: 20080092126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a programming surface for imperative, procedural languages. A further prerequisite is a graphical user interface (GUI). The programming surface for the input of program code can be used with known programming languages such as Visual Basic, Java, C++. In the case of the programming surface, there is no longer a need to key in the program instructions. A language syntax need not be observed. An instruction set need not be learned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Publication number: 20080052040
    Abstract: In order further to improve the monitoring of technical processes, in particular still more precisely to differentiate the influences on monitoring which are caused by depreciation or wear from the external influences, there is described a method in which measurement data are detected by way of measurement channels and the measurement data of a measurement channel are processed in a plurality of time series of state values with mutually different time bases and wherein limit value ranges are ascertained in a learning phase and monitoring-related steps are triggered in a monitoring phase when limit values are exceeded. The method according to the invention is distinguished in that in the monitoring phase a good value extent in respect of the state values is calculated for a time series with an upper and a lower limit value, with the inclusion of a limit value range which is predetermined in the learning phase and a state base value of the time series, which is determined in the monitoring phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 7127303
    Abstract: A system for automation, monitoring and measurement acquisition for technical processes, having measurement and control units (2, 14, 15, 16) that are connected to sensors and actuators of the processes (1, 8, 9, 10) via measurement and control lines (3, 11, 12, 13), having a system distributed in a data network (4), in which system automation modules (44, 45, 46) are combined into automation units (39, 31, 32, 18, 19) and automation units are combined into automation groups (99), and having a higher-level information plane (22) whose information programs (23 to 27) have reading access to the automation units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 7113871
    Abstract: The invention makes a contribution in order that machines and installations are better utilized, their service life is extended, reliability is improved, the loss of valuable materials is avoided, test results are optimized, and energy consumption is diminished. It is an expert system that acquires and assesses the condition of installations, machines and apparatuses. The mechanism proceeds from a normal condition and permanently observes short-term, medium-term and long-term changes. If variations in the normal condition are detected promptly, major instances of damage can be avoided by promptly performing corrective actions before major instances of damage associated with prolonged downtimes occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 6993657
    Abstract: Techniques for managing databases include registering multiple databases at a community server. Each database is controlled by a different party. The community server is accessible over a first network to which one or more users from each party have access. Each database is installed on a different network than the first network. The community server receives from a user over the first network a request to perform a management operation relating to a particular database that is controlled by a particular party. The community server determines that the particular database is registered and determines whether the user is authorized to perform the management operation. If the user is authorized, then the community server causes the management operation to be performed. With these techniques, one or more database devices, such as database appliances, can be managed over the Internet with a browser, at least for many common database management functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Renner, John-Brown Evans, Christina Sechrest, Pascal Sero, Kevin Walsh
  • Publication number: 20050289506
    Abstract: In order to enable persons without particular programming knowledge to themselves write their own computer programs, there is proposed a computer-supported method of producing and/or executing program code, with at least one visualisation surface for the representation of establishable objects, by way of which information, in particular data, are inputted and outputted when executing the program code, wherein objects of the visualisation surface are writingly and readingly accessed by means of the produced program code. The method according to the invention is distinguished in that program components of the category run and function are provided for selection, and in addition instructions for interconnecting program components which regulate the call-up of the program components and their serial or simultaneous execution. The invention also concerns a corresponding system with an execution environment for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Patent number: 6959261
    Abstract: A system for tracking changes in technical processes, machines or the like having measurement chains for acquiring measured data, having sensors, sensor lines and interpretation electronics, and having governing software. Interdependent measured quantities are combined into measurement groups, the measurement groups are linked with reference quantities, validity conditions are defined for the measured data, and the measured data is utilized only if the validity conditions are fulfilled. The measured data are examined for errors in the instrumentation. For serious, suddenly occurring malfunctions, an alarm is issued, and malfunctions are reported to the operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Inventor: Peter Renner
  • Publication number: 20050197719
    Abstract: A system for operating and controlling technical processes having at least one component fashioned as a measuring instrument and a control device, which is connected by electrical lines to sensor and actuators of processes, and having a control program, a measurement and control unit, an operating and observation component, optionally a database, optionally a process printer and further components of a process automation, as appropriate, which are connected to one another via data channels and a control program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventor: Peter Renner