Patents by Inventor Reinhold Henke

Reinhold Henke 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: 20200152400
    Abstract: Device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression. A contact separation detector is configured to output an indication of a separation state of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Patent number: 10566150
    Abstract: Device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression. A contact separation detector is configured to output an indication of a separation state of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20190237276
    Abstract: A two terminal arc suppressor for protecting switch, relay or contactor contacts and the like comprises a two terminal module adapted to be attached in parallel with the contacts to be protected and including a circuit for deriving an operating voltage upon the transitioning of the switch, relay or contactor contacts from a closed to an open disposition, the power being rectified and the resulting DC signal used to trigger a power triac switch via an optoisolator circuit whereby arc suppression pulses are generated for short predetermined intervals only at a transition of the mechanical switch, relay or contactor contacts from an closed to an open transition and, again, at an open to a close transition during contact bounce conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Patent number: 10134536
    Abstract: A two terminal arc suppressor for protecting switch, relay or contactor contacts and the like comprises a two terminal module adapted to be attached in parallel with the contacts to be protected and including a circuit for deriving an operating voltage upon the transitioning of the switch, relay or contactor contacts from a closed to an open disposition, the power being rectified and the resulting DC signal used to trigger a power triac switch via an optoisolator circuit whereby arc suppression pulses are generated for short predetermined intervals only at a transition of the mechanical switch, relay or contactor contacts from an closed to an open transition and, again, at an open to a close transition during contact bounce conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARC Suppression Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20180247776
    Abstract: Device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression. A contact separation detector is configured to output an indication of a separation state of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Patent number: 9847185
    Abstract: Device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression. A contact separation detector is configured to output an indication of a separation state of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20170236661
    Abstract: A two terminal arc suppressor for protecting switch, relay or contactor contacts and the like comprises a two terminal module adapted to be attached in parallel with the contacts to be protected and including a circuit for deriving an operating voltage upon the transitioning of the switch, relay or contactor contacts from a closed to an open disposition, the power being rectified arid the resulting DC signal used to trigger a power triac switch via an optoisolator circuit whereby arc suppression pulses are generated for short predetermined intervals only at a transition of the mechanical switch, relay or contactor contacts from an closed to an open transition and, again, at an open to a close transition during contact bounce conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20160358721
    Abstract: Device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression. A contact separation detector is configured to output an indication of a separation state of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Patent number: 9508501
    Abstract: A two terminal arc suppressor for protecting switch, relay or contactor contacts and the like comprises a two terminal module adapted to be attached in parallel with the contacts to be protected and including a circuit for deriving an operating voltage upon the transitioning of the switch, relay or contactor contacts from a closed to an open disposition, the power being rectified and the resulting DC signal used to trigger a power triac switch via an optoisolator circuit whereby arc suppression pulses are generated for short predetermined intervals only at a transition of the mechanical switch, relay or contactor contacts from an closed to an open transition and, again, at an open to a close transition during contact bounce conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ARC Suppression Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Patent number: 9423442
    Abstract: Device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression. A contact separation detector is configured to output an indication of a separation state of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20150325389
    Abstract: A two terminal arc suppressor for protecting switch, relay or contactor contacts and the like comprises a two terminal module adapted to be attached in parallel with the contacts to be protected and including a circuit for deriving an operating voltage upon the transitioning of the switch, relay or contactor contacts from a closed to an open disposition, the power being rectified and the resulting DC signal used to trigger a power triac switch via an optoisolator circuit whereby arc suppression pulses are generated for short predetermined intervals only at a transition of the mechanical switch, relay or contactor contacts from an closed to an open transition and, again, at an open to a close transition during contact bounce conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Patent number: 9087653
    Abstract: A two terminal arc suppressor for protecting switch, relay or contactor contacts and the like comprises a two terminal module adapted to be attached in parallel with the contacts to be protected and including a circuit for deriving an operating voltage upon the transitioning of the switch, relay or contactor contacts from a closed to an open disposition, the power being rectified and the resulting DC signal used to trigger a power triac switch via an optoisolator circuit whereby arc suppression pulses are generated for short predetermined intervals only at a transition of the mechanical switch, relay or contactor contacts from an closed to an open transition and, again, at an open to a close transition during contact bounce conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ARC Suppression Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20150065789
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for generating a sleep therapy stimulus waveform for a patient. Stimulus sequence information can be selected from a sequence memory array, and stimulus sequence information can be received from the sequence memory array at a stimulus generator selector. A generator select signal can be provided to a stimulus generator of a closed loop neuromodulator using the stimulus sequence information and a stimulus duration signal, wherein the generator select signal can include stimulus type information related to stimulus pulses generated using the closed loop neuromodulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Reinhold Henke, Evan S. Johnston, Peter Stasz
  • Publication number: 20140334050
    Abstract: At least one of an electrical circuit, and arc suppression device, and an arc suppressor includes a pair of terminals, an event detection element, and a non-linear current shunt element in series with the event detection element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Patent number: 8834347
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for anti-habituating sleep therapy using a closed loop neuromodulator. A first sleep disorder event can be detected using first activity information, and a first series of stimuli can be provided, in response to the first sleep disorder event, using a set of stimulus parameters. A habituation event can be detected and anti-habituation stimulation parameter can be adjusted to avoid patient habituation to the stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dymedix Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhold Henke, Evan S. Johnston, Alan B. Jones, Peter Stasz, Thomas H. Zymowski
  • Patent number: 8834346
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for generating a sleep therapy stimulus waveform for a patient. Stimulus sequence information can be selected from a sequence memory array, and stimulus sequence information can be received from the sequence memory array at a stimulus generator selector. A generator select signal can be provided to a stimulus generator of a closed loop neuromodulator using the stimulus sequence information and a stimulus duration signal, wherein the generator select signal can include stimulus type information related to stimulus pulses generated using the closed loop neuromodulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dymedix Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhold Henke, Evan S. Johnston, Peter Stasz
  • Publication number: 20140091060
    Abstract: A device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression is described. A processor, including an input terminal and an output terminal, is configured to output pulses on the output terminal based on an indication at the input terminal of a separation of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the output terminal and in parallel with the pair of electrical contacts, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of electrical contacts based on the plurality of pulses as generated by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20140091808
    Abstract: A device, circuit, system, and method for contact separation detection is described. A contact separation detector includes a capacitive element configured to be coupled across a pair of electrical contacts and a current sensor coupled to the capacitive element, configured to measure a current through the capacitive element and output an indication of a separation state of the pair of electrical contacts based on the current as measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20140091061
    Abstract: System and method for arc suppression. An electrical contact includes a pair of contacts configured to couple a power source to a load. An arc suppressor, coupled to the electrical contact, includes a contact separation detector configured to output an indication of a separation state of the pair of electrical contacts and a contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication as provided by the contact separation detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke
  • Publication number: 20140091059
    Abstract: Device, circuit, system, and method for arc suppression. A contact separation detector is configured to output an indication of a separation state of a pair of electrical contacts. A contact bypass circuit, coupled to the contact separation detector, is configured to provide an electrical bypass between the pair of contacts based on the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventor: Reinhold Henke