Patents by Inventor Richard Heinz

Richard Heinz 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: 20210155747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of tertiary amines as catalysts for the cross-linking of isocyanate groups which are aliphatically and/or cyclo-aliphatically bonded. The catalysts according to the invention have the particular advantage that they are thermally latent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Meisenheimer, Paul Heinz, Dirk Achten, Frank-Stefan Stern
  • Publication number: 20210110239
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a circuit for determining information about the position, attitude, or orientation of a magnet comprises an input interface configured to receive components of a magnetic field produced by the magnet. An evaluation logic unit corresponds to at least one trained neural network and is configured to determine the information about the position, attitude, or orientation of the magnet on the basis of the received components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Richard HEINZ, Andrea HOLLENBACH, Stephan LEISENHEIMER
  • Publication number: 20210055130
    Abstract: A magnetic angle sensor includes a semiconductor chip that includes: a pair of vertical Hall sensor elements configured to generate vertical Hall sensor signals in response to a magnetic field impinging thereon; a first pair of lateral Hall sensor elements configured to generate first lateral Hall sensor signals in response to the magnetic field impinging thereon; a second pair of lateral Hall sensor elements configured to generate second lateral Hall sensor signals in response to the magnetic field impinging thereon; and a sensor circuit configured to: determine a first angle value corresponding to an orientation of the magnetic field based on the vertical Hall sensor signals, determine a second angle value corresponding to the orientation of the magnetic field based on the first and the second lateral Hall sensor signals, and determine whether the first and the second angle values are within an acceptable tolerance range of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Stephan LEISENHEIMER, Richard HEINZ
  • Publication number: 20210056064
    Abstract: The described techniques address deadlocking issues associated with interconnected hardware devices that share bus lines associated with a digital communication interface. A watchdog-based solution is described that may be implemented internally within the interconnected hardware devices or, alternatively, as an external component. The watchdog circuity may monitor a logic state of one or more internal connections of a hardware device and cause one or more portions of the hardware device to reset when a deadlock condition is detected using this internal monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Stephan Leisenheimer, Christof Bodner, Benjamin Kollmitzer, Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20200292295
    Abstract: An integrated Hall sensor device for measuring a magnetic field is provided. The integrated Hall sensor device includes: a semiconductor chip; a first Hall sensor for generating a first magnetic field measurement signal dependent on a first component; a second Hall sensor for generating a second magnetic field measurement signal dependent on a second component of the magnetic field; a first stress sensor for generating a shear stress measurement signal dependent on mechanical stresses in the semiconductor chip; and an evaluation device for determining one or more properties of the magnetic field depending on the first magnetic field measurement signal, the second magnetic field measurement signal. and the first shear stress measurement signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Udo AUSSERLECHNER, Richard HEINZ, Benjamin KOLLMITZER, Armin SATZ
  • Patent number: 10606794
    Abstract: A slave device may receive a clock signal from a master device via a bus. The slave device may detect a first pulse of the clock signal. The first pulse indicates that a bit is to be written to a slave shift register of the slave device. The slave device may identify a timeout threshold associated with the clock signal. The slave device may determine that the timeout threshold expired without a second pulse from the clock signal being detected. The slave device may reset, based on the timeout threshold expiring, the slave shift register to synchronize the slave shift register with a master shift register of the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Benjamin Kollmitzer, Filippo Grillotti, Richard Heinz, Stephan Leisenheimer
  • Patent number: 9584706
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Austen Kolar Scudder, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Patent number: 9531924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Austen Kolar Scudder, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Patent number: 9444984
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Austen Kolar Scudder, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Patent number: 9291114
    Abstract: A generator including an enclosure, an internal combustion engine provided within the enclosure, an alternator provided within the enclosure and driven by the internal combustion engine, a fuel supply line for providing fuel to the internal combustion engine, a valve for selectively closing the fuel supply line, the valve biased to a normally closed position, a controller configured to provide a signal to maintain the valve in an open position, and a temperature responsive device configured to interrupt the signal from the controller to the valve upon exposure to a threshold temperature, thereby resulting in the closing of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Publication number: 20140239645
    Abstract: A generator including an enclosure, an internal combustion engine provided within the enclosure, an alternator provided within the enclosure and driven by the internal combustion engine, a fuel supply line for providing fuel to the internal combustion engine, a valve for selectively closing the fuel supply line, the valve biased to a normally closed position, a controller configured to provide a signal to maintain the valve in an open position, and a temperature responsive device configured to interrupt the signal from the controller to the valve upon exposure to a threshold temperature, thereby resulting in the closing of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Publication number: 20130293713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Austen Kolar SCUDDER, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Patent number: 8118280
    Abstract: A modular vehicle ramp system is provided for elevating all four wheels of a vehicle off of the ground to allow a user easy access beneath the elevated vehicle. The components are modular allowing the ramp system to be employed in several different reconfigurable arrangements. A first embodiment provides one wheel support and one ramp that releasably engages with the wheel support. In another embodiment, at least two wheel supports are employed with two corresponding ramps releasably engaged therewith. Finally in another embodiment, two bridge sections extend between two wheel supports positioned at the front and two wheel supports positioned at the rear. Two ramps are releasably engaged with either the two forward or rear wheel supports such that a car can be driven up the ramps and over the bridge sections such that the four vehicle wheels are supported on the four wheel supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20110233960
    Abstract: A skirt or fairing system is provided that is attachable to a lower, longitudinal edge of a trailer, such as a commercial freight trailer, in a manner that alters the airflow beneath and around the trailer to produce increased fuel efficiency and greater driving safety. The skirt fairing is formed from a deformable skin material stretched tautly over a deflectable frame is provided that is attachable to the lower edge of a trailer. The installation of the skirt fairing deflects and alters the airflow beneath the trailer by creating smooth and cohesive airflow along the side and underneath the trailer of a tractor trailer rig in a manner that improves safety and decreases fuel consumption. Further, the fairing is formed using a deformable skin and deflectable frame that prevents damage or permanent displacement of the fairing should it impact an obstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20090189130
    Abstract: A modular vehicle ramp system is provided for elevating all four wheels of a vehicle off of the ground to allow a user easy access beneath the elevated vehicle. The components are modular allowing the ramp system to be employed in several different reconfigurable arrangements. A first embodiment provides one wheel support and one ramp that releasably engages with the wheel support. In another embodiment, at least two wheel supports are employed with two corresponding ramps releasably engaged therewith. Finally in another embodiment, two bridge sections extend between two wheel supports positioned at the front and two wheel supports positioned at the rear. Two ramps are releasably engaged with either the two forward or rear wheel supports such that a car can be driven up the ramps and over the bridge sections such that the four vehicle wheels are supported on the four wheel supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20080148578
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blade, referred to herein as the “Hollow Flat blade.” The Hollow Flat blade would make sharpening easier, by eliminating the problem of correctly holding the blade to match the angle of the sharp-edge bevel during the sharpening process. In an exemplary Hollow Flat blade embodiment of the present invention, the blade is a fixed blade. As depicted in FIG. 30a, in this Hollow Flat blade embodiment, a spacing detent 32 would be provided on the hollow ground side of the blade at the end opposing the sharp edge 11 of the blade 1. The spacing detent 32 would be equal in height to the raised flat bevel 10-1 relative to the concave side 13-2?. As further depicted, the spacing detent 32 would be even with the height of the small raised flat bevel 10-1 relative to line 34-34 as the raised flat bevel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Heinz Miltner, Julie Lynn Adams
  • Publication number: 20080053178
    Abstract: A computer controlled roll-forming apparatus is adapted to provide a repeating pattern of different longitudinal shapes to a continuous beam “on the fly” during the roll-forming process. A sweep station on the apparatus includes a primary bending roller tangentially engaging the continuous beam along the line level and an armature for biasing the continuous beam against the primary bending roller for a distance partially around a downstream side of the primary bending roller to form a sweep. Further, actuators adjustably move the armature at least partially around the downstream side of the primary bending roller between at least first and second positions for imparting multiple different longitudinal shapes into the continuous beam. In one form, the apparatus also includes a coordinated cut-off, so that when separated into bumper beam segments, the ends of the individual beam segments have a greater sweep than their center sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce Lyons, Bryan Gould, James Dodd, Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20080047315
    Abstract: A computer controlled roll-forming apparatus is adapted to provide a repeating pattern of different longitudinal shapes to a continuous beam “on the fly” during the roll-forming process. A sweep station on the apparatus includes a primary bending roller tangentially engaging the continuous beam along the line level and an armature for biasing the continuous beam against the primary bending roller for a distance partially around a downstream side of the primary bending roller to form a sweep. Further, actuators adjustably move the armature at least partially around the downstream side of the primary bending roller between at least first and second positions for imparting multiple different longitudinal shapes into the continuous beam. In one form, the apparatus also includes a coordinated cut-off, so that when separated into bumper beam segments, the ends of the individual beam segments have a greater sweep than their center sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce Lyons, Bryan Gould, James Dodd, Richard Heinz
  • Patent number: D589582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventors: Richard Heinz Miltner, Julie Lynn Adams
  • Patent number: D600506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventors: Richard Heinz Miltner, Julie Lynn Adams