Patents by Inventor Robert Kraus

Robert Kraus 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: 20230171209
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods provide organization, small group, and particularly family-oriented communications platforms, with computing device applications and services allowing users to post, store, organize and share transactions, events, stories, updates, conversations, photos, physical location information and videos and other small group shared, or family-related, information within specified small group units, including specified family units. A content-controlled data and information exchange environment, as a local unit network, is provided that effectively firewalls content providers from gaining insight into the information exchanged by, and preferences of, any individual member of the group, while maintaining transparency into the interests, goals, objectives and data exchange preferences of the group. These objectives are implemented via a specific communications gateway between the local group network and external communication nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2023
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventor: Peter Robert KRAUS
  • Patent number: 11308135
    Abstract: A method for processing data relationships on electronic media sites includes: receiving a first data string and a second data string corresponding to a first account and at least one submission on the electronic media site; determining a content identifier of the at least one submission; correlating the determined content identifier with a database of identified content; determining a value of the at least one indicator to the data relationship between first and second accounts based on: content, context, frequency, recency, and volume of the indicator; receiving a third data string corresponding to the second account; processing the first and third data strings to determine identities of the first and second accounts; assigning a relationship designation between the first and second accounts; and receiving a fourth data string selected from a plurality of data strings according to a priority determined by a plurality of relationship designations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SPONSORHOUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Kraus, Scott Tilton, Michael Robinson, David Lin
  • Patent number: 11162776
    Abstract: A measuring device includes a movable probe head and an optical position sensing device for determining the spatial position and orientation of the probe head relative to a reference point. The position sensing device includes at least three position determination modules, arranged as a transmission unit or as a receiving unit, at least one position determination module being situated on the probe head, and at least one position determination module being situated at the reference point. A transmission unit has transmission unit marking element(s). A receiving unit includes optoelectronic detector(s) and receiving unit marking element(s), positioned in a defined spatial relationship relative to the optoelectronic detector. Visual contacts exist between at least some of the position determination modules. The position determination module on the probe head and the position determination module at the reference point are connected by at least one uninterrupted chain of visual contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Holzapfel, Markus Mei├čner, Michael Stepputat, Robert Kraus, Manuel Scherer
  • Publication number: 20200348123
    Abstract: A measuring device includes a movable probe head and an optical position sensing device for determining the spatial position and orientation of the probe head relative to a reference point. The position sensing device includes at least three position determination modules, arranged as a transmission unit or as a receiving unit, at least one position determination module being situated on the probe head, and at least one position determination module being situated at the reference point. A transmission unit has transmission unit marking element(s). A receiving unit includes optoelectronic detector(s) and receiving unit marking element(s), positioned in a defined spatial relationship relative to the optoelectronic detector. Visual contacts exist between at least some of the position determination modules. The position determination module on the probe head and the position determination module at the reference point are connected by at least one uninterrupted chain of visual contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang HOLZAPFEL, Markus MEISSNER, Michael STEPPUTAT, Robert KRAUS, Manuel SCHERER
  • Publication number: 20200218740
    Abstract: A method for processing data relationships on electronic media sites includes: receiving a first data string and a second data string corresponding to a first account and at least one submission on the electronic media site; determining a content identifier of the at least one submission; correlating the determined content identifier with a database of identified content; determining a value of the at least one indicator to the data relationship between first and second accounts based on: content, context, frequency, recency, and volume of the indicator; receiving a third data string corresponding to the second account; processing the first and third data strings to determine identities of the first and second accounts; assigning a relationship designation between the first and second accounts; and receiving a fourth data string selected from a plurality of data strings according to a priority determined by a plurality of relationship designations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: ROBERT KRAUS, SCOTT TILTON, MICHAEL ROBINSON, DAVID LIN
  • Patent number: 10627091
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to a lighting system, including at least one lighting module which has a printed circuit board and at least one lighting means arranged on the printed circuit board, and at least one electrical component for operating the lighting means of the lighting module. The electrical component is electrically connected to the lighting module. The electrical component is directly fastened to the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Axel Gesell, Robert Kraus, Andreas Hammer
  • Patent number: 10533843
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward a method for measuring a true concentricity of a rotating shaft. The method includes simultaneously measuring, with diametrically opposed position sensors, opposite sides of the rotating shaft at an initial state to acquire a first measurement data and at a 180-degree rotation to acquire a second measurement data. The method further determines a rotational centerline and a shaft centerline based on the first and second measurement data, and calculates a concentricity error of the rotating shaft based on the determined rotational centerline and the shaft centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Mark Briscoe, Robert Kraus, Jason Savage, Katelyn Reno Shelley, Lucas Michael Vanderpool
  • Patent number: 10429038
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a transom light arrangement may include a transom, which is arranged between a construction element and a transom light, a light source arrangement, which is mounted at least one of on or in the transom, with the light source arrangement or the transom defining a horizontal plane, and a screen structure. The light source arrangement and the screen structure are arranged relative to one another and are configured such that a spatial region above the horizontal plane is illuminated using the light source arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Ferdinand Walther, Arnulf Rupp, Robert Kraus, Dennis Sprenger
  • Publication number: 20190245816
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods provide organization, small group, and particularly family-oriented communications platforms, with computing device applications and services allowing users to post, store, organize and share transactions, events, stories, updates, conversations, photos, physical location information and videos and other small group shared, or family-related, information within specified small group units, including specified family units. A content-controlled data and information exchange environment, as a local unit network, is provided that effectively firewalls content providers from gaining insight into the information exchanged by, and preferences of, any individual member of the group, while maintaining transparency into the interests, goals, objectives and data exchange preferences of the group. These objectives are implemented via a specific communications gateway between the local group network and external communication nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Robert KRAUS
  • Publication number: 20190212133
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward a method for measuring a true concentricity of a rotating shaft. The method includes simultaneously measuring, with diametrically opposed position sensors, opposite sides of the rotating shaft at an initial state to acquire a first measurement data and at a 180-degree rotation to acquire a second measurement data. The method further determines a rotational centerline and a shaft centerline based on the first and second measurement data, and calculates a concentricity error of the rotating shaft based on the determined rotational centerline and the shaft centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Mark BRISCOE, Robert KRAUS, Jason SAVAGE, Katelyn Reno SHELLEY, Lucas Michael Vanderpool
  • Publication number: 20180195696
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a transom light arrangement may include a transom, which is arranged between a construction element and a transom light, a light source arrangement, which is mounted at least one of on or in the transom, with the light source arrangement or the transom defining a horizontal plane, and a screen structure. The light source arrangement and the screen structure are arranged relative to one another and are configured such that a spatial region above the horizontal plane is illuminated using the light source arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Ferdinand Walther, Arnulf Rupp, Robert Kraus, Dennis Sprenger
  • Patent number: 9961781
    Abstract: An optoelectronic assembly may include a substrate, which has a first contact region at a first side thereof, an optoelectronic component arranged on the first side of the substrate, which has a first contact coupled to the first contact region, a printed circuit board with conductor tracks, which is coupled to the first side of the substrate at a first side of the printed circuit board and which has a central cutout, in which the optoelectronic component is exposed, and which has a first contact cutout, which overlaps the first contact region, at least one electronic component arranged on a second side of the printed circuit board, which is coupled to the conductor tracks, and a connection element, which is arranged in the first contact cutout and electrically couples the first contact region to the conductor tracks, wherein the connection element fixes the substrate to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Preuschl, Robert Kraus
  • Patent number: 9903580
    Abstract: An illuminating device includes: at least one lighting module, and at least one lighting module support, wherein the lighting module support is provided in order to dissipate heat from the lighting module and at least one first fastening element for fastening the lighting module on the lighting module support is provided, wherein the first fastening element is designed in such a way that the lighting module is pressed with a defined pressing force onto the lighting module support in such a way that a defined transfer of heat between the lighting module and lighting module support is enabled, and, in the region of the first fastening element, a movement of the lighting module, in particular a thermal expansion, parallel to the main plane of the lighting module is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Sachsenweger, Guenter Hoetzl, Robert Kraus
  • Patent number: 9497826
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode arrangement includes a piezoelectric transformer having at least one output connection position, and a high-voltage light-emitting diode including a high-voltage light-emitting diode chip including at least two active regions connected in series with one another, wherein the high-voltage light-emitting diode is electrically connected to the output connection position of the piezo transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Norwin von Malm, Hubert Maiwald, Robert Kraus, Patrick Rode, Ralph Wirth
  • Publication number: 20160076749
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to a lighting system, including at least one lighting module which has a printed circuit board and at least one lighting means arranged on the printed circuit board, and at least one electrical component for operating the lighting means of the lighting module. The electrical component is electrically connected to the lighting module. The electrical component is directly fastened to the lighting module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Axel Gesell, Robert Kraus, Andreas Hammer
  • Patent number: 9228707
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a lighting system may comprise at least one connection element and at least one luminous band having at least one band-shaped unit circuit board, whereby the unit circuit board is equipped with at least two semiconductor light sources, and has at least one contact area arranged between at least two semiconductor light sources, whereby the contact area is configured so it can be severed and the contact area and the connection element are configured such that after severing of the contact area the connection element can be applied onto the contact area and at least one circuit can be closed on the unit circuit board by applying the connection element onto the contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Kraus, Thomas Preuschl, Steffen Strauss, Birgit Wels
  • Patent number: 9220877
    Abstract: A shunt system includes a first catheter and a second catheter, each having a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one opening adjacent to its distal end. A proximal end of a drainage catheter is in fluid communication with the proximal end of the first catheter and the proximal end of the second catheter. A first one-way valve is disposed in fluid communication with the first catheter between its proximal end and its at least one opening. The first one-way valve effectively blocks fluid flow from the proximal end to the at least one opening. A second one-way valve is disposed in fluid communication with the second catheter between its proximal end and its at least one opening. The second one-way valve effectively blocks fluid flow from the proximal end to the at least one opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan J. Dextradeur, Robert Kraus
  • Publication number: 20150330616
    Abstract: An optoelectronic assembly may include a substrate, which has a first contact region at a first side thereof, an optoelectronic component arranged on the first side of the substrate, which has a first contact coupled to the first contact region, a printed circuit board with conductor tracks, which is coupled to the first side of the substrate at a first side of the printed circuit board and which has a central cutout, in which the optoelectronic component is exposed, and which has a first contact cutout, which overlaps the first contact region, at least one electronic component arranged on a second side of the printed circuit board, which is coupled to the conductor tracks, and a connection element, which is arranged in the first contact cutout and electrically couples the first contact region to the conductor tracks, wherein the connection element fixes the substrate to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas PREUSCHL, Robert KRAUS
  • Patent number: 9039198
    Abstract: In a method for projecting an image onto a projection area (10) by at least one first (110) and second (210) beam, in order to create an improved image on the projection area, the deviation of the projection of the first and second beam on the projection area is determined, and the intensity of the first and/or second beam is varied over time according to the previously determined deviations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Jan Oliver Drumm, Henning Rehn, Bakuri Lanchava, Wolfgang Pabst, Robert Kraus
  • Patent number: 8994039
    Abstract: A lighting module may include a lighting band with a band-shaped flexible substrate, wherein at least one semiconductor light source is applied to a top side of the substrate, wherein the lighting module is faced with a protective layer such that at least one emission area of the at least one semiconductor light source is exposed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Thomas Donauer, Robert Kraus, Christine Maier, Giovanni Scilla, Steffen Strauss