Patents by Inventor Robert Schindler

Robert Schindler 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: 20220373641
    Abstract: A detector (110, 1110, 2110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is proposed. The detector (110, 1110, 2110) comprises: at least one transfer device (128, 1128), wherein the transfer device (128, 1128) has at least one focal length in response to at least one incident light beam (116, 1116) propagating from the object (112, 1112) to the detector (110, 1110, 2110); at least two optical sensors (113, 1118, 1120), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) has at least one light sensitive area (121, 1122, 1124), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in response to an illumination of its respective light-sensitive area by the light beam (116, 1116), at least one evaluation device (132, 1132) being configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate z of the object (112, 1112) by evaluating a quotient signal Q from the sensor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Michael EBERSPACH, Thomas OHMER, Robert SEND, Christian LENNARTZ, Christopher HAHNE, Stefan HENGEN, Sebastian VALOUCH, Christoph LUNGENSCHMIED, Ingmar BRUDER, Wilfried HERMES, Celal Mohan OEGUEN, Christian Daniel SCHILDKNECHT, Peter SCHILLEN, Patrick SCHINDLER, Peter FEJES
  • Publication number: 20220315346
    Abstract: A conveyor bowl for a vibratory conveyor device includes a main body made of stainless steel and manufactured by primary shaping. The main body has an interface section for coupling to a vibration unit, and a conveyor section for conveying conveyed parts. The main body may be designed as a cast part. The main body may be a precision cast part or an investment cast part. The main body may be made of austenite. The interface section and the conveyor section may be formed in one piece or formed integrally with the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jörg Hausecker, Marc Schleicher, Georg Spiess, Norbert Staudigel, Robert Burkard, Klaus Schindler
  • Patent number: 11448762
    Abstract: A range finder for determining at least one geometric information about at least one object is proposed that includes at least one illumination source adapted to generate at least one illumination pattern, wherein the illumination source is adapted to illuminate the object with the illumination pattern under an angle of inclination; at least one optical sensor having at least one light sensitive area, wherein the optical sensor is designed to generate at least one image matrix in response to an illumination of its light sensitive area by at least one reflection pattern originating from the object; at least one evaluation device being configured for determining the geometric information about the object from the reflection pattern by evaluating the image matrix assuming at least one geometrical constellation to be present in the reflection pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Patrick Schindler, Peter Schillen, Michael Eberspach, Christian Lennartz, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Patent number: 11415661
    Abstract: A detector (110, 1110, 2110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is proposed. The detector (110, 1110, 2110) comprises: at least one transfer device (128, 1128), wherein the transfer device (128, 1128) has at least one focal length in response to at least one incident light beam (116, 1116) propagating from the object (112, 1112) to the detector (110, 1110, 2110); at least two optical sensors (113, 1118, 1120), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) has at least one light sensitive area (121, 1122, 1124), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in response to an illumination of its respective light-sensitive area by the light beam (116, 1116), at least one evaluation device (132, 1132) being configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate z of the object (112, 1112) by evaluating a quotient signal Q from the sensor signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Eberspach, Thomas Ohmer, Robert Send, Christian Lennartz, Christopher Hahne, Stefan Hengen, Sebastian Valouch, Christoph Lungenschmied, Ingmar Bruder, Wilfried Hermes, Celal Mohan Oeguen, Christian Daniel Schildknecht, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler, Peter Fejes
  • Publication number: 20220244348
    Abstract: An OFDM radar sensor including multiple transmission channels and at least one reception channel, and a method for operating such an OFDM radar sensor. At least for first transmission channels, the signal form of the signal to be transmitted, which includes a sequence of OFDM symbols in question, is progressively computed in portions for each transmission channel, and multiple buffer memories are used in alternation for storing a computed portion of the signal form and for reading out a previously computed and stored preceding portion of the signal form, which is converted from digital to analog and transmitted. A particular portion of the signal form is computed and stored in one of the buffer memories while a preceding portion of the signal form is being read out from another of the buffer memories and converted from digital to analog, and transmitted on the transmission channel in question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Schindler, Robert Nabholz, Juergen Hasch
  • Patent number: 10605465
    Abstract: Appliances, such as hot water heaters, hot water heater controllers, and methods of operating such hot water heaters, that take into consideration the availability and capacity of alternative energy sources so that additional efficiencies can be realized by sensing the availability of an alternative energy source and adjusting the control algorithms used to control the use of the available electric power is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventors: Joseph Ferron, Wayne Robert Schindler
  • Publication number: 20170122574
    Abstract: Appliances, such as hot water heaters, hot water heater controllers, and methods of operating such hot water heaters, that take into consideration the availability and capacity of alternative energy sources so that additional efficiencies can be realized by sensing the availability of an alternative energy source and adjusting the control algorithms used to control the use of the available electric power is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventors: Joseph Ferron, Wayne Robert Schindler
  • Patent number: 8864255
    Abstract: Printing methods are provided. In one method, printing an inkjet image using a liquid hydrophilic inkjet ink onto a surface of a semi-absorbent recording medium generating a toner image having toner particles arranged conforming to the inkjet image and transferring the toner image onto the recording medium where an unabsorbed volume of the inkjet ink is present on the recording medium. The toner particles manage unabsorbed volumes of the inkjet ink to protect the recording medium from image artifacts that can be created by an unabsorbed volume of the inkjet ink on the surface without a liquid management toner image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas Nathaniel Tombs, Donald Saul Rimai, Roland Robert Schindler, II
  • Patent number: 8503707
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a seal for retaining a hearing device within the ear canal comprising a curved shell having an opening at a shell apex portion. The shell defines a cavity for retention of a device component. An interior surface of a shell wall has a scalloped shape configured to distribute compressive forces applied to the shell perimeter such that when the shell is positioned in the canal, the shell wall conforms to the shape of the canal to maintain an acoustical seal between a shell exterior surface and the canal walls. The scalloped shape can be configured to produce a substantially constant amount of inward deformation of a shell wall independent of a force application point on a shell perimeter. The shell can include a coating to retain the seal in the canal and/or to promote asparagine growth into the coating to fastenly retain the seal in the canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C Urso, Adnan Shennib, Greg Anderson, Sunder Ram, Robert Schindler, Ian Day, James Buckley
  • Publication number: 20130162705
    Abstract: Printers are provided. In one printer, an inkjet image is printed on a receiver using a hydrophilic ink capturing an image of the first print after a predetermined period of absorption and local areas the receiver that have reached a threshold level of non-uniform distortion and where additional ink remains for absorption are identified. A liquid management toner image is generated that provides toner particles for transfer onto the receiver in the identified areas in register with the inkjet print as non-uniformly distorted; and transferring the liquid management toner image onto the receiver. The liquid management toner image reduces absorption of ink in the receiver in the identified areas control the extent of distortion in the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Nathaniel Tombs, Donald Saul Rimai, Roland Robert Schindler, II
  • Publication number: 20130162704
    Abstract: Printing methods are provided. In one method, printing an inkjet image using a liquid hydrophilic inkjet ink onto a surface of a semi-absorbent recording medium generating a toner image having toner particles arranged conforming to the inkjet image and transferring the toner image onto the recording medium where an unabsorbed volume of the inkjet ink is present on the recording medium. The toner particles manage unabsorbed volumes of the inkjet ink to protect the recording medium from image artifacts that can be created by an unabsorbed volume of the inkjet ink on the surface without a liquid management toner image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Nathaniel Tombs, Donald Saul Rimai, Roland Robert Schindler, II
  • Publication number: 20120201408
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for inserting a deep-in-the-ear-canal (DIC) hearing aid into the ear canal, activating the inserted DIC hearing aid, and removing the DIC hearing aid. Exemplary apparatus may include a base a platform configured to fit into the conchal cavity of an ear, a chimney configured to fit into the ear canal projecting distally from the platform, and a DIC hearing aid or a DIC hearing aid removal device or a DIC hearing aid activation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Robert A. Schindler
  • Publication number: 20120106016
    Abstract: A fuse system for a hyperthermia apparatus may include a disposable reservoir cartridge configured to be used with a hyperthermia apparatus. The disposable reservoir cartridge may include at least a first lockout circuit and a second lockout circuit. The first lockout circuit may include a first fuse link, and the second lockout circuit may include a second fuse link. The fuse system may include a computing device in communication with the first lockout circuit and the second lockout circuit, and a computer-readable storage medium in communication with the computing device. The computer-readable storage medium may include one or more programming instructions for deactivating the first fuse link at a first time, and deactivating the second fuse link at a second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: THERMALTHERAPEUTIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Michael Fausset, Michael Sturdevant, Robert Schindler, Michael Terry
  • Publication number: 20120105136
    Abstract: A fuse system for use with a disposable component of a device may include a disposable component having at least a first lockout circuit and a second lockout circuit. The first lockout circuit may include a first fuse link, and the second lockout circuit may include a second fuse link. The fuse system may include a computing device in communication with the first lockout circuit and the second lockout circuit, and a computer-readable storage medium in communication with the computing device. The computer-readable storage medium may include one or more programming instructions for deactivating the first fuse link at a first time, and deactivating the second fuse link at a second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: THERMALTHERAPEUTIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Michael Fausset, Michael Sturdevant, Robert Schindler, Michael Terry
  • Patent number: 8155361
    Abstract: The invention provides a device and method for inserting a deep-in-the-ear-canal (DIC) hearing aid into the ear canal. The method may be performed by a DIC hearing aid user self-inserting the hearing aid or by a second person assisting the user. Embodiments of a DIC hearing aid insertion device include a base configured to fit into the conchal cavity of an ear, a chimney configured to fit into the ear canal projecting distally from the base and having a channel sized for a DIC hearing aid, and a piston. The piston is supported by a support structure such that the piston's longitudinal axis is collinear with the channel and the piston is moveable into the channel. A method of using the insertion device includes seating the DIC hearing aid in the insertion device, positioning the base of the insertion conformably within the conchal bowl of the ear, and inserting the hearing aid deep into the ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Schindler
  • Patent number: 8132586
    Abstract: A supervisory system and method for monitoring multiple flow rate fluid distribution systems and for determining the presence of a failure therein are provided. The system monitors the flow of fluid through the distribution system with a single flow meter, determines the flow rate at which fluid is flowing, and accumulates at that rate a water flow control value. If the accumulated water flow value exceeds a predetermined threshold, further flow of fluid in the system will be disabled. To take account of the multiple flow rates capable through the distribution system, the accumulated water flow value will decremented at the immediately preceding increment rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventor: Wayne Robert Schindler
  • Publication number: 20100142739
    Abstract: The invention provides a device and method for inserting a deep-in-the-ear-canal (DIC) hearing aid into the ear canal. The method may be performed by a DIC hearing aid user self-inserting the hearing aid or by a second person assisting the user. Embodiments of a DIC hearing aid insertion device include a base configured to fit into the conchal cavity of an ear, a chimney configured to fit into the ear canal projecting distally from the base and having a channel sized for a DIC hearing aid, and a piston. The piston is supported by a support structure such that the piston's longitudinal axis is collinear with the channel and the piston is moveable into the channel. A method of using the insertion device includes seating the DIC hearing aid in the insertion device, positioning the base of the insertion conformably within the conchal bowl of the ear, and inserting the hearing aid deep into the ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Robert A. Schindler
  • Patent number: 7720242
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a flexible joint for extended wear hearing devices. One embodiment provides a flexible joint for a hearing device comprising a compliant tube having a lateral and a medial end, a pivotal portion and a lumen. The hearing device can include a CIC hearing aid positioned in the bony portion of the ear canal. The tube ends are configured to be coupled to lateral and medial device assemblies. The tube allows the lateral assembly to advance the medial assembly into the bony portion of the ear canal and have the lateral and medial assemblies conform to the shape of the ear canal via pivotal movement. The tube also acoustically decouples the two assemblies. The pivotal portion can comprise a necked portion or otherwise have decreased stiffness relative to other tube portions. The tube can be shaped to fit over and retain one or both assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Anderson, Adnan Shennib, Robert Schindler, Alex Tilson, Steve Blumenkranz, Ian Day
  • Publication number: 20100098281
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a seal for retaining a hearing device within the ear canal comprising a curved shell having an opening at a shell apex portion. The shell defines a cavity for retention of a device component. An interior surface of a shell wall has a scalloped shape configured to distribute compressive forces applied to the shell perimeter such that when the shell is positioned in the canal, the shell wall conforms to the shape of the canal to maintain an acoustical seal between a shell exterior surface and the canal walls. The scalloped shape can be configured to produce a substantially constant amount of inward deformation of a shell wall independent of a force application point on a shell perimeter. The shell can include a coating to retain the seal in the canal and/or to promote asparagine growth into the coating to fastenly retain the seal in the canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Urso, Adnan Shennib, Greg Anderson, Sunder Ram, Robert Schindler, Ian Day, James Buckley
  • Patent number: 7664282
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a seal for retaining a hearing device within the ear canal comprising a curved shell having an opening at a shell apex portion. The shell defines a cavity for retention of a device component. An interior surface of a shell wall has a scalloped shape configured to distribute compressive forces applied to the shell perimeter such that when the shell is positioned in the canal, the shell wall conforms to the shape of the canal to maintain an acoustical seal between a shell exterior surface and the canal walls. The scalloped shape can be configured to produce a substantially constant amount of inward deformation of a shell wall independent of a force application point on a shell perimeter. The shell can include a coating to retain the seal in the canal and/or to promote asparagine growth into the coating to fastenly retain the seal in the canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C Urso, Adnan Shennib, Greg Anderson, Sunder Ram, Robert Schindler, Ian Day, James Buckley