Patents by Inventor Peter Wolff

Peter Wolff 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: 10995848
    Abstract: A motorcycle drive device includes a shiftable transmission set up to transmit drive power which can be provided by an engine crankshaft toward a drivable wheel. The transmission includes an input shaft having a rotation axis when is displaceable to adjust a spacing between the rotation axes of a primary gearwheel on the transmission input shaft and a primary pinion transferring the drive power from the crankshaft. A transmission input shaft bearing supporting the transmission input shaft is arranged in a bearing plate that is rotatable relative to a housing of the transmission. The bearing plate includes an adjusting mechanism arranged to change the position of the bearing plate with respect to the transmission housing to adjust the axial spacing of the rotation axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Wolff, Thomas Steinle
  • Patent number: 10875325
    Abstract: A device (1) for printing labels (2) by means of thermal printing using a thermal head (3), which has a thermal strip (4), having a counter-pressure element carrier (5), which has a counter-pressure element (6), wherein an insertion gap (7) is formed between the thermal strip (4) and the counter-pressure element (6), through which the label (2) to be printed in each case can be guided, wherein the thermal head (3) is fastened in a movable manner on a thermal head carrier (8) and wherein the thermal strip (4) is pressed with a predetermined contact pressure against the counter-pressure element (6). To reduce the operating costs, the counter-pressure element (6) is movable relative to the insertion gap (7). A method for printing labels (2) using the device (1) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Vicktorius, Marcus Korthäuer, Peter Wolff
  • Publication number: 20200398592
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for printing labels (1), in particular labels provided on a liner (2). The apparatus includes at least one label feed device (3) for providing and feeding labels, a transport device (4) including at least one transport element (9, 10) for transporting the labels, which have been fed by the label feed device, in a transport direction, a printing device (11) including a printing head (11a) for printing the labels transported by the transport device, and a capturing device (12) for capturing the position of the respective label in a section of the transport device. The capturing device has a line-scan or area-scan camera (13) with which the side of the transport element that faces the labels during correct use and/or a gap (19) formed between two transport element sections (17, 18) in the transport direction is optically capturable in a capturing region (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Peter WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20200265173
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265172
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265175
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265174
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Patent number: 10676229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a punch foot (1) for a label punch (2) of a device (3) for labeling individual packs (4), having a punch foot housing (5) which in an extent direction (E) extends from a first housing end (5a) having a first housing opening (6a) to a second housing end (5b) having a second housing opening (6b); having a pressure duct (7) which in the punch foot housing (5) extends from the first housing opening (6a) in the extent direction (E); having a perforated plate (8) which closes the second housing opening (6b) and is connected to the punch foot housing (5), by way of which at least one primary nozzle (9) extends in an orientation direction (V); having a pressure chamber (10) which in the punch foot housing (5) extends from the perforated plate (8) counter to the extent direction (E) and which in a manner orthogonal to the extent direction (E) is on all sides delimited by a punch foot housing wall portion (11); having a connection portion (12) which in the punch foot housing (5) in the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Korthäuer, Winfried Vicktorius, Peter Wolff, Ralf Dippe
  • Patent number: 10556715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for labelling individual products (2), in particular packages or goods, with a feed device (3) for transporting a respective product (2) along a transporting path, with a label application device (4) with a blower head (5) for applying a label (6) to the surface of the product (2), wherein the blower head (5) has holding means (7) for fixing the label (6) in a blow-off position (II) and blow-off means (8) for producing a blast of compressed air directed in a blow-off direction (A) from the blow-off position (II) to the feed device (3), and with a label dispensing device (9) for providing a label (6) in a dispensing position (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Vicktorius, Peter Wolff, Ulrich Jung
  • Publication number: 20190195338
    Abstract: A motorcycle drive device includes a shiftable transmission set up to transmit drive power which can be provided by an engine crankshaft toward a drivable wheel. The transmission includes an input shaft having a rotation axis when is displaceable to adjust a spacing between the rotation axes of a primary gearwheel on the transmission input shaft and a primary pinion transferring the drive power from the crankshaft. A transmission input shaft bearing supporting the transmission input shaft is arranged in a bearing plate that is rotatable relative to a housing of the transmission. The bearing plate includes an adjusting mechanism arranged to change the position of the bearing plate with respect to the transmission housing to adjust the axial spacing of the rotation axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Peter WOLFF, Thomas STEINLE
  • Patent number: 10179669
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for labelling packs including an advancement device for transporting a pack in a transporting direction, a dispensing device for dispensing a label into a dispensing position, and an application device for applying the dispensed label to the pack. A punch including a punch shank and punch foot moves the dispensed label from a receiving position, where the punch foot receives the label, to a discharging position, where the label is applied to the pack by the punch foot. The punch shank is pivotally mounted about a first pivot axis transverse to the transporting direction, and is movable axially in a guide element. The punch shank is connected to a lifting element of a lifting device via an articulation. The lifting element is movable parallel to a direction angled relative to the transporting direction. A first drive with a motor drives the lifting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Korthäuer, Peter Wolff, Winfried Vicktorius, Ralf Dippe
  • Publication number: 20180334279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a punch foot (1) for a label punch (2) of a device (3) for labeling individual packs (4), having a punch foot housing (5) which in an extent direction (E) extends from a first housing end (5a) having a first housing opening (6a) to a second housing end (5b) having a second housing opening (6b); having a pressure duct (7) which in the punch foot housing (5) extends from the first housing opening (6a) in the extent direction (E); having a perforated plate (8) which closes the second housing opening (6b) and is connected to the punch foot housing (5), by way of which at least one primary nozzle (9) extends in an orientation direction (V); having a pressure chamber (10) which in the punch foot housing (5) extends from the perforated plate (8) counter to the extent direction (E) and which in a manner orthogonal to the extent direction (E) is on all sides delimited by a punch foot housing wall portion (11); having a connection portion (12) which in the punch foot housing (5) in the
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: ESPERA-WERKE GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus KORTHÄUER, Winfried VICKTORIUS, Peter Wolff, Ralf DIPPE
  • Publication number: 20180305062
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for labelling a package (2) including an advancing device (3), a dispensing device (4), an application device (6) and a control device (7). The application device includes a punch (10) having a punch shank (8) with a second shank end (8b) to which a punch foot (9) for moving a dispensed label (5) from at least one receiving position (A, A?) to at least one delivery position (B) is connected, and a plurality of motors (11, 12, 13, 14) controlled by the control device, each of which is configured to move the punch shank in a direction parallel to one of at least three different directions (X, Y, Z, C). The motors are mounted such that during simultaneous movement of the punch shank by the motors, none of the motors change position relative to another of the motors. A method for labelling a package is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: ESPERA-WERKE GmbH
    Inventor: Peter WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20180297376
    Abstract: A device (1) for printing labels (2) by means of thermal printing using a thermal head (3), which has a thermal strip (4), having a counter-pressure element carrier (5), which has a counter-pressure element (6), wherein an insertion gap (7) is formed between the thermal strip (4) and the counter-pressure element (6), through which the label (2) to be printed in each case can be guided, wherein the thermal head (3) is fastened in a movable manner on a thermal head carrier (8) and wherein the thermal strip (4) is pressed with a predetermined contact pressure against the counter-pressure element (6). To reduce the operating costs, the counter-pressure element (6) is movable relative to the insertion gap (7). A method for printing labels (2) using the device (1) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Winfried VICKTORIUS, Marcus KORTHÄUER, Peter WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20180273043
    Abstract: A method for changing between a multiplicity of discrete transmission ratio stages in a motorcycle gearbox is provided. In response to a shift demand, during the torque-transmitting connection of a drive shaft of the drive machine to a gearbox input shaft, a gear-selection drum of the transmission is rotatable from a first shifting position to an intermediate position which is situated between the first and a second shifting position, before shifting to the second shift position. In the intermediate position, no drive torque can be transmitted from the gearbox input shaft to a gearbox output shaft. During the gear selection drum movement from the first shifting position and the intermediate position, the drum may be rotated to a rest position in which drive torque can be transmitted from the gearbox input shaft to a gearbox output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: David THOMAS, Peter WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20180273229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for labeling individual products (2), comprising an advancing device (3) for transporting each product (2) in a transport direction (X), a label dispensing device (4) for dispensing a label, which can be removed from a material strip (5), from a discharge point (6) in a dispensing direction (S), and a label transporting device (7) with a movable label transporting means (8) for transporting the dispensed label (5) from a transfer region (9), where the dispensed label (5) is transferred to the label transporting mean (8), to a delivery point (10), where the label (5) is applied onto the respective product (2). The label transport means (8) has a surface (11) which is brought into contact with the label (5). The aim of the invention is to simplify the labeling of individual products (2) and apply the labels (5) as precisely as possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried VICKTORIUS, Peter WOLFF, Ralf Thomas TREDER, Andreas Matheus Adrianus Van ROOZENDAAL
  • Publication number: 20180268087
    Abstract: A system for evaluating a building project design includes a database to store information regarding a plurality of building sites, and a plurality of building interior unit designs. A user interface (UI) receives input from which to select at least one of the plurality of building sites in the database on which to position the building project design, generate a proforma based on the selected building site(s), select one or more building interior unit designs based on the proforma, generate a building project design based on the proforma, and the selected building interior unit designs, evaluate the generated building project design according to one or more selected metrics, and generate a score based on the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick Tierney, Abhijit Oak, Peter Wolff, Mark Thomas
  • Patent number: 10053254
    Abstract: A method for labelling packages comprising a feed unit for transporting a package, a printing device for printing a label detachably affixed to a carrier strip and an application unit for applying the printed label to the underside of the package. The printing device is arranged laterally outside the feed unit which comprises a label dispensing unit for dispensing the printed label with a directional component in a direction contrary to the package transport direction. The application unit comprises a manipulator means for the label, which moves along an axis extending transversely to the transport direction. The label, detached from the carrier strip, can be transferred onto the feed unit laterally outside the same in a first axial position of the manipulator means and can be brought close to the package, and can be applied onto the underside of the package in a second axial position of the manipulator means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Wolff
  • Patent number: 10005582
    Abstract: The invention relates to a labelling device (1), in particular price labelling device, for providing a product (2) with a label (3), with at least one scale (4) for weighing the product (2), with at least one handling system (5) for moving the product (2) and with at least one printer (6) comprising a label outlet (6.1) for printing and outputting labels (3). In order to reduce the complexity, the invention proposes that the handling system (5) can be moved from a product pickup position (I), in which the product (2) can be picked up by the handling system (5), to a first label acceptance position (II), which is located adjacent to the label outlet (6.1) of the printer (6) and in which a first label (3) can be transferred onto the product (2). Furthermore, the invention relates to a labelling system (11) with multiple such labelling devices (1) and to a method for providing a product (2) with a label (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ESPERA-WERKE GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Wolff
  • Publication number: 20180099773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for labelling individual products (2), in particular packages or goods, with a feed device (3) for transporting a respective product (2) along a transporting path, with a label application device (4) with a blower head (5) for applying a label (6) to the surface of the product (2), wherein the blower head (5) has holding means (7) for fixing the label (6) in a blow-off position (II) and blow-off means (8) for producing a blast of compressed air directed in a blow-off direction (A) from the blow-off position (II) to the feed device (3), and with a label dispensing device (9) for providing a label (6) in a dispensing position (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Winfried VICKTORIUS, Peter WOLFF, Ulrich JUNG