Patents by Inventor Robert Send

Robert Send 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: 20210326593
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for determining a filling level in at least one storage unit. The method includes illuminating the storage unit with at least one illumination pattern; selecting at least one first reflection feature and at least one second reflection feature; for the first reflection feature, generating at least two first sensor signals, and for the second reflection feature, generating at least two second sensor signals; evaluating the two first sensor signals and the two second sensor signals; determining at least one position of the first reflection feature and at least one position of the second reflection feature and determining at least one first vector of the first reflection feature and at least one second vector of the second reflection feature; and determining from the first vector and the second vector at least one elevation map and determining therefrom the filling level in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Bonsignore, Christian Schildknecht, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler, Edgar Matevosjan, Christoph Lungenschmied, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Patent number: 11143736
    Abstract: A detector for determining a position of at least one object is disclosed and includes at least one sensor element having a matrix of optical sensors, the optical sensors each having a light-sensitive area. Each optical sensor is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in response to an illumination of its respective light-sensitive area by a light beam propagating from the object to the detector. The sensor element is adapted to determine at least one reflection image. The detector also includes at least one evaluation device adapted to select at least one reflection feature of the reflection image at least one first image position in the reflection image. The evaluation device is adapted to determine at least one reference feature in at least one reference image and at least one second image position in the reference image corresponding to the at least one reflection feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Schindler, Peter Schillen, Michael Eberspach, Christian Lennartz, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Heiko Hengen, Lars Diesselberg
  • Publication number: 20210302617
    Abstract: Described herein is a device for optically surveilling at least one area. The device includes a sender unit and a receiver unit. The sender unit has at least one illumination source. The illumination source is designed to generate at least one light beam having a beam profile. Each light beam is designated for propagating to the receiver unit, thereby traversing at least one area for surveillance. The receiver unit includes at least one transfer device, at least two optical sensors, and at least one evaluation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Send, Celal Mohan Oeguen, Ingma Bruder
  • Patent number: 11125880
    Abstract: A method of controlling pixels (134) of at least one spatial light modulator (114) is disclosed. The spatial light modulator (114) has a matrix of pixels (132). Each pixel (134) is individually controllable. The method comprises the following steps: receiving at least one image (331), (342); defining at least one image segment (333) within the image (331),(344); assigning at least one gray scale value to each image segment (333),(348); assigning at least one pixel (134) of the matrix of pixels (132) to each image segment (333),(350); assigning a unique modulation frequency to each gray scale value assigned to the at least one image segment (333),(352); controlling the at least one pixel (134) of the matrix of pixels (132) assigned to the at least one image segment (333) with the unique modulation frequency assigned to the respective image segment (333),(354).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Sebastian Valouch, Stephan Irle, Erwin Thiel, Heiko Hengen
  • Publication number: 20210223395
    Abstract: A detector (110) for an optical detection of at least one object (112) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VALOUCH, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER, Niklas ANDERMAHR, Andreas VOGLER, Jean-Michel ASFOUR
  • Patent number: 11067692
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) within a range of measurement (114) is disclosed. The detector (110) comprises at least two longitudinal optical sensors (116) and at least one transfer device (118) for imaging the object (112) into an image plane. The transfer device (118) has a focal plane. The transfer device (118) is positioned in between the longitudinal optical sensors (116) and the object (112). Each of the longitudinal optical sensors (116) has at least one sensor region (120). Each of the longitudinal optical sensors (116) is designed to generate at least one longitudinal sensor signal in a manner dependent on an illumination of the respective sensor region (120) by at least one light beam (178) propagating from the object (112) to the detector (110), wherein the longitudinal sensor signal, given the same total power of the illumination, is dependent on a beam cross-section of the light beam (178) in the sensor region (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Lungenschmied, Oili Pekkola, Patrick Schindler, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Erwin Thiel, Stephan Irle
  • Patent number: 11060922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detector (110) for optical detection comprising a circuit carrier (130) designed to carry at least one layer, wherein the circuit carrier (130) is or comprises a printed circuit board (132); a reflective layer (138), the reflective layer (138) being placed on a partition of the circuit carrier (130), wherein the reflective layer (138) is designed to reflect the incident light beam (120), thereby generating at least one reflected light beam (124); a substrate layer (114), the substrate layer (114) being directly or indirectly adjacent to the reflective layer (138), wherein the substrate layer (114) is at least partially transparent with respect to the incident light beam (120); a sensor layer (122), the sensor layer (122) being placed on the substrate layer (114), wherein the sensor layer (122) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in a manner dependent on an illumination of the sensor layer (122) by the incident light beam and the reflected light beam (124); and an eval
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Altenbeck, Heidi Bechtel, Regina Hoeh, Fabian Dittmann, Sebastian Mueller, Thomas Hupfauer, Peter Paul Kaletta, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Wilfried Hermes, Sebastian Valouch, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20210190585
    Abstract: Described herein are a spectrometer system and a spectrometer device, which are suited for investigation or monitoring purposes, in particular, in the infrared (IR) spectral region, and for a detection of heat, flames, fire, or smoke. The spectrometer device allows capturing incident light from an object and transferring the incident light to a length variable filter with a particularly high concentration efficiency. Apart from the spectrometer device, the spectrometer system further includes an evaluation unit designated for determining information related to a spectrum of an object by evaluating the detector signals provided by the spectrometer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Patent number: 11041718
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (112), the detector (110) comprising: at least one transfer device (114) for imaging the object (112) into an image plane (116), the transfer device (114) having a focal plane (118), at least one longitudinal optical sensor (122), wherein the longitudinal optical sensor (122) has at least one sensor region (124), wherein the longitudinal optical sensor (122) is at least partially transparent, wherein the longitudinal optical sensor (122) is designed to generate at least one longitudinal sensor signal in a manner dependent on an illumination of sensor region (124) by at least one light beam propagating from the object to the detector (110), wherein the longitudinal sensor signal, given the same total power of the illumination, is dependent on a beam cross-section of the light beam in the sensor region (124); and at least one evaluation device (129), wherein the evaluation device (129) is designed to generate at least one item of information on
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Stephan Irle, Erwin Thiel
  • Publication number: 20210180939
    Abstract: Described herein is a detector for determining a position of at least one object. The detector includes: at least one transfer device; at least one illumination source adapted to generate at least one light beam for illuminating the object; at least one first optical receiving fiber and at least one second optical receiving fiber; at least two optical sensors; and at least one evaluation device being configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate z of the object by evaluating a combined signal Q from the sensor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Celal Mohan Oeguen, Michael Eberspach, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20210140878
    Abstract: Described herein is a spectrometer device. The spectrometer device includes: at least one filter element adapted to separate at least one incident light beam into a spectrum of constituent wavelength; at least one sensor element having a matrix of optical sensors, the optical sensors (116,142) each having a light-sensitive area; and at least one evaluation device configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate of an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Wilfried Hermes, Robert Send, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20210088664
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) within a range of measurement (114) is disclosed. The detector (110) comprises at least two longitudinal optical sensors (116) and at least one transfer device (118) for imaging the object (112) into an image plane. The transfer device (118) has a focal plane. The transfer device (118) is positioned in between the longitudinal optical sensors (116) and the object (112). Each of the longitudinal optical sensors (116) has at least one sensor region (120). Each of the longitudinal optical sensors (116) is designed to generate at least one longitudinal sensor signal in a manner dependent on an illumination of the respective sensor region (120) by at least one light beam (178) propagating from the object (112) to the detector (110), wherein the longitudinal sensor signal, given the same total power of the illumination, is dependent on a beam cross-section of the light beam (178) in the sensor region (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph LUNGENSCHMIED, Oili PEKKOLA, Patrick SCHINDLER, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER, Erwin THIEL, Stephan IRLE
  • Patent number: 10955936
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (118) is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Sebastian Valouch
  • Patent number: 10948567
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Eberspach, Christoph Lungenschmied, Robert Send, Thomas Ohmer, Stefan Hengen, Ingmar Bruder, Wilfried Hermes, Sebastian Valouch, Christian Lennartz, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler
  • Publication number: 20210072082
    Abstract: Described herein are a spectrometer system and a spectrometer device, which are suited for investigation or monitoring purposes, in particular, in the infrared (IR) spectral region, and for a detection of heat, flames, fire, or smoke. The spectrometer device) allows capturing incident light from object and transferring the incident light to a length variable filter with a particularly high concentration efficiency. Apart from the spectrometer device the spectrometer system further includes an evaluation unit designated for determining information related to a spectrum of an object by evaluating the detector signals provided by the spectrometer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20210025761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detector (110) for optical detection comprising a circuit carrier (130) designed to carry at least one layer, wherein the circuit carrier (130) is or comprises a printed circuit board (132); a reflective layer (138), the reflective layer (138) being placed on a partition of the circuit carrier (130), wherein the reflective layer (138) is designed to reflect the incident light beam (120), thereby generating at least one reflected light beam (124); a substrate layer (114), the substrate layer (114) being directly or indirectly adjacent to the reflective layer (138), wherein the substrate layer (114) is at least partially transparent with respect to the incident light beam (120); a sensor layer (122), the sensor layer (122) being placed on the substrate layer (114), wherein the sensor layer (122) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in a manner dependent on an illumination of the sensor layer (122) by the incident light beam and the reflected light beam (124); and an eval
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Timo ALTENBECK, Heidi BECHTEL, Regina HOEH, Fabian DITTMANN, Sebastian MUELLER, Thomas HUPFAUER, Peter Paul KALETTA, Robert GUST, Bertram FEUERSTEIN, Wilfried HERMES, Sebastian VALOUCH, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER
  • Patent number: 10890491
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical detector (110) for an optical detection, in particular, of radiation within the infrared spectral range, specifically, with regard to sensing at least one optically conceivable property of an object (112). More particular, the optical detector (110) may be used for determining transmissivity, absorption, emission, reflectance, and/or a position of at least one object (112). Further, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing the optical detector (110) and to various uses of the optical detector (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Wilfried Hermes
  • Publication number: 20200370958
    Abstract: Described herein are a spectrometer system and a spectrometer device, which are suited for investigation or monitoring purposes, in particular, in the infrared (IR) spectral region, and for a detection of heat, flames, fire, or smoke. The spectrometer device allows capturing incident light from an object and transferring the incident light to a length variable filter with a particularly high concentration efficiency. Apart from the spectrometer device, the spectrometer system further includes an evaluation unit designated for determining information related to a spectrum of an object by evaluating the detector signals provided by the spectrometer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20200371237
    Abstract: A detector for determining a position of at least one object is provided. The detector includes an evaluation device adapted to select at least one reflection feature of a reflection image, wherein the evaluation device is configured for determining at least one longitudinal region of the selected reflection feature of the reflection image by evaluating a combined signal Q from the sensor signals, wherein the evaluation device is adapted to determine at least one displacement region in at least one reference image corresponding to the longitudinal region, wherein the evaluation device is adapted to match the selected reflection feature with at least one reference feature within the displacement region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick SCHINDLER, Peter SCHILLEN, Michael EBERSPACH, Christian LENNARTZ, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER, Heiko HENGEN, Lars DIESSELBERG
  • Patent number: 10845459
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (118) is disclosed. The detector (110) comprises: at least one optical sensor (112), the optical sensor (112) being adapted to detect a light beam (150) traveling from the object (118) towards the detector (110), the optical sensor (112) having at least one matrix (152) of pixels (154); and at least one evaluation device (126), the evaluation device (126) being adapted to determine a number N of pixels (154) of the optical sensor (112) which are illuminated by the light beam (150), the evaluation device (126) further being adapted to determine at least one longitudinal coordinate of the object (118) by using the number N of pixels (154) which are illuminated by the light beam (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ingmar Bruder, Erwin Thiel, Stephan Irle, Robert Send