Patents by Inventor Rainer Neumann

Rainer Neumann 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: 20200160527
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating an aorta of a patient. A medical image of an aorta of a patient is received. The aorta is segmented from the medical image. One or more measurement planes are identified on the segmented aorta. At least one measurement is calculated at each of the one or more measurement planes. The aorta of the patient is evaluated based on the at least one measurement calculated at each of the one or more measurement planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Saikiran Rapaka, Mehmet Akif Gulsun, Dominik Neumann, Jonathan Sperl, Rainer Kaergel, Bogdan Georgescu, Puneet Sharma
  • Publication number: 20200148061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary control device (1) for a vehicle comprising a user interface surface (3), in particular a knob, that is embodied to rotate with respect to a housing (5) of the device (1) around a rotational axis (7) of the device (1), further comprising a sensor unit (9) for monitoring the orientation and/or rotational movement of the user interface surface (3) with respect to the housing (5), a processing unit (11), and a communications interface (13) for transmitting control signals (Ts) according to an output (Op) from the processing unit (11), said output (Op) being generated by the processing unit (11) on the basis of sensor data (Ds) from the sensor unit (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Rainer HAEVESCHER, Artur Neumann
  • Publication number: 20200142439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary control device (1) for a vehicle comprising a user interface surface (3), in particular a knob, that is embodied to rotate with respect to a housing (5) of the device (1) around a rotational axis (7) of the device (1), further comprising a sensor unit (9) for monitoring the orientation and/or rotational movement of the user interface surface (3) with respect to the housing (5), a processing unit (11), and a communications interface (13) for transmitting control signals (Ts) according to an output (Op) from the processing unit (11), said output (Op) being generated by the processing unit (11) on the basis of sensor data (Ds) from the sensor unit (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Rainer Haevescher, Artur Neumann
  • Publication number: 20200087973
    Abstract: The present approach relates to a door moving device (110). The door moving device (115) comprises at least a force providing device (200), a drive device (205), and a brake device (210). The force providing device (200) is configured to provide the force for controlling a movement of the door (110). The drive device (205) is configured to generate a drive torque for driving the force providing device (200). The brake device (210) can be actuated electrically, and is configured to generate a braking torque when not provided with electricity for braking the force providing device (200) for the door (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen. AG
    Inventors: Rainer Haevescher, Artur Neumann, Jörg Grotendorst
  • Publication number: 20190204184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle test bench for calibrating and/or testing systems of a vehicle which comprise at least one camera. The vehicle test bench has a target position for the vehicle. At least one surface that reproduces an image display and/or shows an image display is assigned to the cameras of systems to be tested. A plurality of elements that absorb stray light are provided, which elements each consist of a wall-like boundary of the vehicle test bench, which reduces penetration of light into the vehicle test bench. A plurality of wall-like boundaries results in lateral delimitation of the vehicle test bench on all sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jörg Neumann, Christian Petzinger, Holger-Thorsten Pfeil, Thomas Tentrup, Martin Wagner, Rainer Weisgerber
  • Patent number: 10336244
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing a glare-free high-beam for vehicles is disclosed with headlights, which have a plurality of LEDs controllable by an ADB control and regulating unit and that a front camera is provided which is connected with the ADB control and regulating unit and which is designed to transmit information about oncoming and/or preceding vehicles to the ADB control unit, the arrangement being characterized in that the headlights are designed to generate an ADB illumination area asymmetrically only for an area of the own lane and that the headlights are designed to generate for an area of the oncoming lane only a low-beam area and a high-beam area. A method for producing an asymmetrical, glare-free high-beam is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Varroc Lighting Systems, s.r.o.
    Inventors: Rainer Neumann, Vladimír Kub{hacek over (e)}na
  • Publication number: 20190084471
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing a glare-free high-beam for vehicles is disclosed with headlights, which have a plurality of LEDs controllable by an ADB control and regulating unit and that a front camera is provided which is connected with the ADB control and regulating unit and which is designed to transmit information about oncoming and/or preceding vehicles to the ADB control unit, the arrangement being characterized in that the headlights are designed to generate an ADB illumination area asymmetrically only for an area of the own lane and that the headlights are designed to generate for an area of the oncoming lane only a low-beam area and a high-beam area. A method for producing an asymmetrical, glare-free high-beam is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Varroc Lighting Systems, s.r.o.
    Inventors: Rainer NEUMANN, Vladimír KUBENA
  • Patent number: 9010221
    Abstract: Hand pliers for assembly purposes includes an assembly limb and a handle limb rotatably connected to one another via a first link joint. The handle limb is divided into an off-handle lever and a handle-near lever and these two levers are rotatably connected to one another by a bolt via a second link joint, wherein a tension wheel and a ratchet wheel with external toothing connected torsionally proof to it are pivotably arranged on the bolt side by side in axial direction, and the tension wheel engages into a tension device that connects both handle limbs to one another, and a spring-loaded dog ratchet is arranged at the handle-near lever, engaging into the ratchet wheel in such a manner that when the handle-near lever makes a latching movement it permits a rotation of the ratchet wheel on closing the pliers, but prevents its rotation in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Vulkan Lokring-Rohrverbindungen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rainer Neumann
  • Patent number: 8550678
    Abstract: A headlight for a motor vehicle with light unit for daytime and nighttime front navigation light and a supplemental distance light unit, in addition to an at least one optical module (3), with light source (2). The light sources (61, 62) of the supplemental unit (7) are supplied with alternating electric current, for creation of the front nighttime navigation light when supplied with low electric current, or the front daytime navigation light when supplied with medium electric current, and when supplied with the highest electric current, a supplemental distance beam in addition to the distance light beam emerging from the optical module (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Varroccorp Holding BV, Varroc Engineering Private Limited, Varroc Lighting Systems S.R.O.
    Inventors: Milan Cejnek, Rainer Neumann, Zdenek Geryk
  • Patent number: 8369925
    Abstract: A method to derive anatomical structures from non-invasive imaging technologies is provided. Non-invasive imaging technologies are computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), surface scans and others. Imaging data obtained by a non-invasive technology is used to create a surface contour. The imaging data is transmitted to a rapid prototyping apparatus as readable data. With this readable data the rapid prototyping apparatus establishes a positive or negative surface model, such as a fixation device, a mask, or a prosthesis, or other instruments for medical purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: DKFZ Deutsches Krebforschungszentrum Stiftung des oeffentlichen Rechts, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
    Inventors: Frederik Giesel, Christian Zechmann, Hendrik Von Tengg-Kobligk, Marc Muenter, Juergen Debus, Rainer Neumann, Ulrike Ute Neumann née Pitsch
  • Publication number: 20120247283
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand pliers for assembly purposes, more particularly for the assembly of pipe connections at pipe systems, the pliers comprised of two limbs which are rotatably connected to one another via a first link joint (1) and which by means of this link joint (1) are divided into an assembly limb and a handle limb (2,3), wherein the first handle limb (3) is divided into an off-handle lever (14) and into a handle-near lever (15) and wherein these two levers (14, 15) are rotatably connected to one another by means of a bolt (16) via a second link joint, wherein a tension wheel (17) and a ratchet wheel (18) with external toothing (27) connected torsionally proof to it are pivotably arranged on the bolt side by side (16) in axial direction, and wherein the tension wheel (17) engages into a tension means (20) that connects both handle limbs (2,3) to one another, and wherein a spring-loaded dog ratchet (25) is arranged at the handle-near lever (15), the dog ratchet engaging into the ratchet wheel
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: VULKAN LOKRING-ROHRVERBINDUNGEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Rainer Neumann
  • Publication number: 20110228546
    Abstract: A headlight for a motor vehicle with light unit for daytime and nighttime front navigation light and a supplemental distance light unit, in addition to an at least one optical module (3), with light source (2). The light sources (61, 62) of the supplemental unit (7) are supplied with alternating electric current, for creation of the front nighttime navigation light when supplied with low electric current, or the front daytime navigation light when supplied with medium electric current, and when supplied with the highest electric current, a supplemental distance beam in addition to the distance light beam emerging from the optical module (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Cejnek, Rainer Neumann, Zdenek Geryk
  • Publication number: 20110118527
    Abstract: A method to derive anatomical and/or pathological structures from non-invasive imaging technologies is provided. Non-invasive imaging technologies are computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), surface scans and others. Imaging data obtained by non-invasive technology is used to create a surface contour. The imaging data is transmitted to rapid prototyping apparatus readable data. At hand of this readable data the rapid prototyping apparatus establishes a positive or negative surface model, such as a fixation device, a mask or a prosthesis or other instruments for medical purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Frederik Giesel, Christian Zechmann, Hendrik Von Tengg-Kobligk, Marc Muenter, Juergen Debus, Rainer Neumann, Ulrike Ute Neumann née Pitsch
  • Publication number: 20100308523
    Abstract: A tool for installation of a pipe connection that has a pipe connection sleeve and two pinch collets that can be pressed onto it. The tool has two clamping jaws oriented parallel to one another, which can move relative to one another. Each jaw has at least one gripping section configured in U shape. The tool has a threaded spindle that connects the clamping jaws with one another, by means of which the clamping jaws can be moved towards one another during installation of the pipe connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Rainer Neumann
  • Patent number: 7188984
    Abstract: An LED headlamp array having discrete LED light source modules, where each light source module has an LED light source, optics dedicated to each LED light source, and a faceted reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Mitchell Sayers, Jeffrey Erion, Rainer Neumann, Jeyachandrabose Chinniah, Leonard Livschitz, Scott West
  • Patent number: 7140278
    Abstract: A pair of manual tongs comprising two limbs which are rotatably connected in a common first rotational axis. The first limb is separated into two levers in its lever section, the two levers being rotatably connected in a first articulation, in a second rotational axis parallel to the common first rotational axis. A means of traction connects the second limb to the lever of the first limb, which is situated at a distance from the handle. The means of traction can be shortened by means of a pivotal movement of the lever of the first limb, which is situated close to the handle, above the second rotational axis. The areas of use of the manual tongs are often difficult to access. According to the invention, the second limb of the inventive manual tongs is thus separated into a lever situated at a distance from the handle and a lever situated close to the handle and the two levers are rotatably connected in a second articulation, in a third rotational axis which is parallel to the common first rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Vulkan Lokring GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Neumann, Thomas Böker, Rolf Nuyken
  • Patent number: 7112703
    Abstract: A process for the production of bisphenol-A having low concentration of sulphur is disclosed. The process comprise a) reacting phenol with acetone in the presence of a sulfonic acid ion exchanger to form a product mixture containing water, bisphenol-A/phenol adduct, phenol and sulfurous particles, and b) filtering the product mixture to separate the sulfurous particles to obtain a purified product mixture that contains water, phenol and bisphenol-A/phenol adduct. In one embodiment of the process further comprise distilling the purified product mixture to remove the water to obtain a first material system that contains said adduct and phenol, crystallizing the adduct, and removing the phenol by filtration using a filtering apparatus to obtain crystalline adduct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Rainer Neumann, Ulrich Blaschke, Stefan Westernacher
  • Patent number: 7078573
    Abstract: A process for producing bisphenol A is disclosed. The process entails a) reacting phenol with acetone in the presence of an acidic catalyst to form a reaction mixture that includes bisphenol A and water, and b) removing water from the reaction mixture by distillation in a column to obtain a bottom product, and c) separating bisphenol-A/phenol adduct from the reaction mixture by crystallization and filtration. The bottom temperature of the column is 100 to 150° C., the overhead temperature of the column is 20 to 80° C., the absolute pressure is 50 to 300 mbar at the head of the column and 100 to 300 mbar at the bottom of the column, and wherein said (c) is carried out before or after said (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Bayer Materialscience AG
    Inventors: Rainer Neumann, Ulrich Blaschke, Stefan Westernacher
  • Publication number: 20060063906
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of polycarbonate by the phase interface process is disclosed. The process includes (a) preparing a sodium hydroxide solution by chloralkali electrolysis, the solution containing not more than 30 ppm sodium chlorate relative to the weight of sodium hydroxide, and (b) reacting an aqueous solution of said sodium hydroxide with at least one dihydoxydiarylalkane to obtain a solution of disodium salt and (c) reacting said solution of disodium salt with phosgene in the presence of at least one organic solvent, a chain terminator and optionally a branching agent to obtain an oligocarbonate, and (d) condensing the oligocarbonate in the presence of at least one catalyst to obtain a material system containing polycarbonate and organic solvent and (e) separating off of the organic phase from said material system. The polycarbonate prepared by the inventive process is characterized by its low yellowness index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Ulrich Blaschke, Stefan Westernacher, Wolfgang Ebert, Rainer Neumann
  • Publication number: 20050215833
    Abstract: A process for the production of bisphenol-A having low concentration of sulphur is disclosed. The process comprise a) reacting phenol with acetone in the presence of a sulfonic acid ion exchanger to form a product mixture containing water, bisphenol-A/phenol adduct, phenol and sulfurous particles, and b) filtering the product mixture to separate the sulfurous particles to obtain a purified product mixture that contains water, phenol and bisphenol-A/phenol adduct. In one embodiment of the process further comprise distilling the purified product mixture to remove the water to obtain a first material system that contains said adduct and phenol, crystallizing the adduct, and removing the phenol by filtration using a filtering apparatus to obtain crystalline adduct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Rainer Neumann, Ulrich Blaschke, Stefan Westernacher