Patents by Inventor Rudolf Ganz

Rudolf Ganz 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: 20190300034
    Abstract: A Fit-For-Duty network system and method that integrates several drowsiness detection devices with software analytics engine to more accurately predict, monitor and/or detect an actual unfit-for-duty condition or “positive event” in real time. The system monitors behavior based on changing operational conditions (such as speed of vehicle and pre-defined conditions, such as time of day and geographic conditions) to dynamically estimate both seriousness and probability of a positive event. Moreover, based on estimated seriousness and probability of a positive event the system self-initiates different levels of alerts ranging from light and sound, to connection to a third party intervener (such as an operations center), to stopping the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Anders Molne, Blake A Kozol, Wulf Kolbe, Rudolf Ganz
  • Publication number: 20170130672
    Abstract: A chevron nozzle (13, 14, 21, 22, 30) for an engine (10, 12) of an aircraft (11), having at least one nozzle ring (31) and chevrons (32) arranged on the nozzle ring (31). The aim of the invention is to further save fuel and further reduce sound emissions. For this purpose, the nozzle ring (31) together with the chevrons (32) is designed so as to be freely rotating with at least one rotational speed such that a position of the chevrons (32) can be continuously varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: RUDOLF GANZ
  • Patent number: 9595871
    Abstract: Disclosed examples include high-efficiency integrated circuits and inductive capacitive DC-DC converters with a first converter stage including first and second switches and an inductor, and a second converter stage including third and fourth switches and a flying capacitor. A dual mode control circuit regulates output voltage signal in a first mode when the output voltage signal is below a threshold by pulse width modulating the switches of the first converter stage. When the output voltage exceeds the threshold, the control circuit operates in a second mode with a first state to close the first and third switches, and a second state to close the fourth switch to connect the inductor in series with the flying capacitor. Dual mode operation of the first and second stages facilitates buck-boost operation with reduced inductor losses and converter switching losses, and the integrated circuit can be used in boost, buck or other configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Johann Bayer, Michael Lueders, Ruediger Rudolf Ganz
  • Patent number: 9164860
    Abstract: A method to ensure the dependable representation of a safety-related information includes: entry of at least one input parameter into a processor, computerized processing of the input parameter transforming it into a sequence of image data that represents the input parameter, transmittance of the sequence of image data on to a display and representing the sequence of image data on the display. It is proposed to fead the sequence of image data and to a test unit and to perform a safety test in the form of computerized generation of a test code for the sequence of image data, comparing the test code with several existing reference codes, assigning the identified reference code to a corresponding possible value of the input parameter and comparing it with the value of the input parameter to generate either a positive or negative test result to initiate a safety-focused reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Deuta-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Manz, Rudolf Ganz, Thorsten Haas
  • Publication number: 20120098842
    Abstract: A method to ensure the dependable representation of a safety-related information includes: entry of at least one input parameter into a processor, computerized processing of the input parameter transforming it into a sequence of image data that represents the input parameter, transmittance of the sequence of image data on to a display and representing the sequence of image data on the display. It is proposed to fead the sequence of image data and to a test unit and to perform a safety test in the form of computerized generation of a test code for the sequence of image data, comparing the test code with several existing reference codes, assigning the identified reference code to a corresponding possible value of the input parameter and comparing it with the value of the input parameter to generate either a positive or negative test result to initiate a safety-focused reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: DEUTA-WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Manz, Rudolf Ganz, Thorsten Haas
  • Patent number: 5657818
    Abstract: In the permeable structure, which is built up of sheets, continuous channels are arranged in rows and between the rows of channels are formed flow spaces which at opposite sides are bounded bit cover plates. In the flow spaces (4) at least two successive transverse bridges (6) are arranged on the same level, the transverse bridges (6) in at least half of the sheets having a different length (B) and the channels (1) extending essentially perpendicular to the flow spaces (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst CeramTec Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jurgen Bottcher, Rudolf Ganz, Jurgen Heinrich, Otto Heinz, Rudiger Herrmann, Jorg Honerlage, Axel Reinhold, Heinrich Schelter, deceased, Matthias Simmerl
  • Patent number: 5531265
    Abstract: In the method of operating heat exchangers by means of hot gas streams containing condensable components, the hot gas stream (1) is divided into substreams (4) and cooled by means of obstacles (3) having a temperature T which is small in comparison with the entry temperature T.sub.I of the hot gas stream (1), in particular less than the dew point temperature T.sub.D of the hot gas stream (1). The substreams (4) are, after leaving the obstacles (3), combined with one another and, in their cores (8), divided into other substreams (6) and cooled by means of further obstacles (3) at the temperature T. This procedure is repeated until the hot gas stream (7) leaving the heat exchanger (2) reaches an exit temperature T.sub.O of from 200.degree. C. to 60.degree. C., preferably from 120.degree. C. to 80.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Hoechst CeramTec Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rudolf Ganz, Ottmar Rosenfelder, Barbara Schwandner
  • Patent number: 5392848
    Abstract: In the heat exchanger module, produced by stacking sheet cards provided with openings and subsequently joining the individual cards of the card stack, each sheet card (2) or group of sheet cards of the stack is arranged rotated about a common axis by an angle .alpha. of between 0.degree. and 30.degree. with respect to the preceding sheet card (2) or group of sheet cards, the openings (3) forming helical channels (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jurgen Bottcher, Rudolf Ganz, Jurgen Heinrich, Otto Heinz, Rudiger Herrimann, Heinrich Schelter, deceased, Matthias Simmerl
  • Patent number: 5212004
    Abstract: In the board of ceramic material for the construction of permeable structures, the board has three rows of holes which extend parallel to one another and are arranged symmetrically to the axis of symmetry. Three recesses of differing length are arranged between the rows of holes. The recesses intersect the board edge, the longest and one of the two shorter ones opening out at the same board edge and the shortest being opposite the second longest. The webs remaining between the recesses or the recess and the board edge have a length of 25%.+-.0 to 6% in relation to the length of the board determined by the direction of the rows of holes. The boards are stacked in succession to form various layers of the plate heat exchanger as the holes of the stacked boards form continuous channels and the recesses form shallow channels which extend substantially transversely to the continuous channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jurgen Bottcher, Rudolf Ganz, Otto Heinz, Jorg Honerlage
  • Patent number: 4934453
    Abstract: In a heat exchanger module of fired ceramic material produced from a stack of punched and laminated green ceramic cards, the stack comprises at least two cards. The cards have first cut-outs (1) which, in stacked cards, form tubular channels (12) and second cut-outs (2, 4, 7, 8) which are positioned around the first cut-outs (1) and which, in stacked cards, partially overlap with the second cut-outs (2, 4, 7) of adjacent cards. Channels (13) which lie in the plane of the cards and surround the tubular channels (12) are thus formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rudolf Ganz, Otto Heinz, Heinrich Schelter
  • Patent number: 4737326
    Abstract: Process for the production of refractory shapes of ceramic fiber-containing mateial, wherein a slurry of refractory fibers and particulate refractory materials is produced in water, the particulate refractory materials are flocculated on the fibers by use of a flocculant, and the desired shape is produced by dewatering the slurry in a suitable mold that enables the water to be removed, and the shape is dried. At least 90% of the fibers have a maximum length of not more than 500 .mu.m; flocculant is added as an aqueous solution to the dispersion of the fibers and particulate refractory material; and pressure is applied to the shape being formed during the dewatering of the slurry to form the desired shape in order to compress the shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Didier-Werke AG
    Inventors: Ludwig Wirth, Ingo Elstner, Ulrich Hintzen, Rudolf Ganz, Miroslav Rausch, Robert Burger
  • Patent number: 4710480
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ceramic molding which is manufactured from high-temperature resistant, fire-resistant or refractory fibers and fine-grain, fire-resistant or refractory materials and, in certain cases, from other customary additives. The ceramic molding is characterized by the fact that its porosity gradually and continuously increases along an axis of the molding from less than 20% to more than 70%. The areas with low porosity comprise the fine-grain, fire-resistant or refractory materials. The areas of high porosity comprise ceramic fiber, such as, fibers of Al.sub.2 O.sub.3, SiO.sub.2, ZrO.sub.2, C, SiC or mixtures thereof. The intermediate areas are constructed of mixtures of ceramic fiber and fire-resistant or refractory materials. The invention also relates to the use of such a ceramic molding method for the manufacture of compound moldings saturated or infiltrated with organic resins, pitch, tar, metals, metal alloys or glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: Didier-Werke AG
    Inventors: Rudiger Buschmann, Rudolf Ganz, Gerd Willmann, Ludwig Wirth, Ingo Elstner, Peter Jeschke
  • Patent number: 4564485
    Abstract: Plastic composition which can be processed into a fire-resistant material, use thereof, and process for its production, which process comprises mixing ceramic fibers with a substantially dry organic bonding agent to produce a first mixture, mixing the first mixture with water to produce a second mixture, mixing the second mixture with clay to produce a third mixture, and mixing the third mixture with an aqueous solution of an organic bonding agent to produce a fourth mixture, with the proviso that the ceramic fibers account for at least 74% by weight of the solids content in the plastic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Didier-Werke AG
    Inventors: Axel Eschner, Rudolf Ganz, Gunter Tkotz, Hermann Stein, Klaus Kreuels
  • Patent number: 4436680
    Abstract: Granular, fire-resistant material, use thereof and process for its production, which process comprises mixing ceramic fibers, a refractory material such as clay, a phosphate bonding agent and water, to form a substantially uniformly dispersed mixture, compacting the mixture by a volume coefficient of at least 3, subjecting the compacted mixture to heat-treatment, and granulating the thus heated product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Didier-Werke AG
    Inventors: Axel Eschner, Rudolf Ganz, Gunter Tkotz, Hermann Stein, Klaus Kreuels