Patents by Inventor Sascha Schneider

Sascha Schneider 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: 20200005550
    Abstract: A method and system for manipulating a 3D model during treatment planning and automatically adjusting the 3D model based on a localized area of the 3D model proximate to a location of said manipulation. The 3D model is automatically adjusted during the course of treatment planning such that a user has an unobstructed view of the surface. The 3D model may be for example, a 3D model of a tooth or teeth or dental anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Sascha Schneider, Evgenij Derzapf, Ravid Aloni
  • Patent number: 10497147
    Abstract: A method for determining a location relationship between a camera and a headlight of a vehicle includes positioning the vehicle at a distance in front of a surface exhibiting a calibration pattern, ascertaining the distance between the calibration pattern and the vehicle, projecting a pattern onto the surface using a headlight of the vehicle, and detecting characteristic features in the projected pattern. The method further includes performing the previous steps for at least one additional distance between the vehicle and the surface. In addition, the method includes interpolating positions of detected characteristic features that correspond in each case to one another at the different distances using a linear function, determining an intersection of the ascertained linear functions, and determining the location relationship between the camera and the headlight of the vehicle on the basis of the position of the intersection of the ascertained linear functions relative to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christian Schneider, Sebastian Soehner, Sascha Saralajew, Constantin Haas, Tim Kunz
  • Patent number: 10479369
    Abstract: A method for use in a driving assistance system of a motor vehicle is provided. The method comprises receiving, by a driver attention module of the driving assistance system, information from at least one input source. The information comprises at least one indicator. The at least one indicator indicates a current attention of a driver of the motor vehicle. The method further comprises deciding, based on the current attention, whether the driving assistance system is to interfere in a current driving operation of the motor vehicle. The method further comprises triggering a signal, by the driver attention module, based on the decision. A driver attention module and a driving assistance system having the driver attention module and a driver fatigue module are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Schneider, Sascha Heinrichs-Bartscher
  • Publication number: 20190225158
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a tailgate that is upwardly pivotable in a rearward upward manner and on which a load compartment cover is pivotably held around a pivot axis by way of the rear end region of the load compartment cover that faces the tailgate. The load compartment cover, in a region that is spaced apart from the pivot axis by way of at least one force transmission element, is held on a vehicle body. The force transmission element, when the tailgate is upwardly pivoted, pivots the load compartment cover toward the tailgate so as to expose an access to the load compartment. At least one hook connection connects the tailgate to the load compartment cover and establishes the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Loewe, Christoph Fuss, Christian Causemann, Frank Schneider, Sascha Kaatz, Matthias Baumann
  • Patent number: 10351132
    Abstract: Provided is a control system for use in an own motor vehicle adapted to: detect a first other motor vehicle participating in traffic in front of the own motor vehicle and a second other motor vehicle in the rear of the own motor vehicle using at least one surroundings sensor; determine a current driving situation of the own motor vehicle with respect to the current driving situation of the first and second other motor vehicles based on the movements of the first and/or second other motor vehicles and the own motor vehicle; repeatedly determine a measure of a brake requirement in the form of, for example, a time until the beginning of a deceleration; and, provided that a necessity measure exceeds a predetermined threshold, trigger a deceleration of the own vehicle at a point in time which lies before the determined time until the beginning of a deceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Schneider, Sascha Heinrichs-Bartscher
  • Patent number: 10307229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing tooth surfaces of a dental prosthesis and for producing dental restorations, starting from a 3D data record of an upper mandible layout and a 3D data record of a lower mandible layout, each layout comprising a number of teeth arranged in each mandibular arch and the teeth of the upper mandible layout and the teeth of the lower mandible layout at intercuspation making contact with each other at multiple contact points. The contact surfaces are selected by approximation. Relevant surface pairs lying opposite one another are identified and are incorporated by an optimization algorithm into local minimum distances, taking into consideration surfaces that can slide past one another. This allows the desired contact points to be produced. Surfaces that have not been selected are not considered in the production of the points of contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Hauth, Sascha Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190154807
    Abstract: A polygon scanner (10) for detecting objects (24) in a monitored zone (22) is provided having a light transmitter (12); having a light receiver (30); having an evaluation unit (32); and having a rotatable mirror unit (20) for a periodic deflection of the light beam (16) that has a plurality of mirror facets (34) in order thus to scan an angular section multiple times per rotation of the mirror unit (20) by a respective mirror facet (34), wherein at least some of the mirror facets (34) have a different curvature from one another. In this respect, at least one of the mirror facets (34) is configured as a free-form surface whose curvature is adapted to the angle of incidence of the transmitted light beam (16) on the mirror facet (34) that varies during the rotation of the mirror unit (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha STEINKOGLER, Florian SCHNEIDER, Helmut WEBER, Stefan SEITZ, Martin HÖGY
  • Patent number: 10271712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer program and to a method for controlling the computer program, wherein a control signal is sent to the computer program when an optical marker, in particular a two-dimensional barcode (2a, 2b, 2c), is detected by an intraoral scanner (1), which signal switches the computer program to a predefined state. A device for controlling the computer program comprises a support (3) on which at least one optical marker is arranged. The optical marker has an inscription (21a, 21b, 21c) which indicates a state of the computer program to which the computer program can be switched by detection of the optical marker by the intraoral scanner (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventor: Sascha Schneider
  • Patent number: 10258430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the virtual post-processing of a first virtual three-dimensional dental model (14) of a dental prosthesis (28), said model having been created during the planning of the prosthesis (28). The first virtual dental model (14) is processed virtually after the planning stage in an additional method step (18, 31) by adapting at least one three-dimensional aesthetic surface structure (17) already in existence to the first dental model (14) by means of a virtual tool (10) with the aid of a computer (4) and a display device (6) and by subsequently inserting said structure into the first dental model (14). The aesthetic surface structure (17) has a predetermined form, size and/or a predetermined impression depth (41), and a tooth surface (19) of the dental model (14) is at least partially replaced by the adapted aesthetic surface structure (15, 17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Hauth, Sascha Schneider
  • Patent number: 10188486
    Abstract: A dental impression that includes an underside and a connecting part. The underside has a negative form of at least one partial area of a jaw and at least one implant site located in the partial area of the jaw. The connecting part is a recess arranged on an upper surface of the dental impression opposite the underside in the area of the negative form of the implant site, and has a longitudinal axis defined along a depth direction of the recess. The recess has a geometry that is rotationally asymmetric about the longitudinal axis, and an external contour of the connecting part is asymmetrical in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the connecting part. The connecting part has a lowered base as a depth stop, the lowered base being within the recess and below the upper surface of the dental impression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventor: Sascha Schneider
  • Patent number: 10080636
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for measuring a dental situation comprising a plurality of implants and/or preparations for inserting dental restorations. Using a first measuring method, a first region of the dental situation is initially recorded while first measurement data are generated. The first region is selected to comprise at least two implants and/or preparations. Subsequently, object regions surrounding the implants and/or the preparations are established, and, while using a second measuring method, the established object regions are detected, and second measurement data are generated. The second measuring method is more precise than the first measuring method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sirona Dental Systems GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Thiel, Sascha Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180249912
    Abstract: Method for visualizing a tooth situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA inc.
    Inventors: Sascha SCHNEIDER, Evgenij DERZAPF, Ravid ALONI
  • Patent number: 9949807
    Abstract: A drill guide for creating a drilled implant hole for a dental implant, and a method for producing the drill guide. The drill guide includes a base part having at least one access opening and at least one sleeve. A first surface of the base part has an impression of a preparation site, and a second surface of the base part opposite the first surface has a support surface. The access opening expands from the second surface to the first surface of the base part. The access opening and the support surface are shaped in such a way that the sleeve can be inserted at least partially into the access opening, and the sleeve, when inserted, rests on the support surface and is positioned and oriented relative to the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sirona Dental Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Orth, Sascha Schneider
  • Publication number: 20160008109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the virtual post-processing of a first virtual three-dimensional dental model (14) of a dental prosthesis (28), said model having been created during the planning of the prosthesis (28). The first virtual dental model (14) is processed virtually after the planning stage in an additional method step (18, 31) by adapting at least one three-dimensional aesthetic surface structure (17) already in existence to the first dental model (14) by means of a virtual tool (10) with the aid of a computer (4) and a display device (6) and by subsequently inserting said structure into the first dental model (14). The aesthetic surface structure (17) has a predetermined form, size and/or a predetermined impression depth (41), and a tooth surface (19) of the dental model (14) is at least partially replaced by the adapted aesthetic surface structure (15, 17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Steffen Hauth, Sascha Schneider
  • Publication number: 20160000537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer program and to a method for controlling the computer program, wherein a control signal is sent to the computer program when an optical marker, in particular a two-dimensional barcode (2a, 2b, 2c), is detected by an intraoral scanner (1), which signal switches the computer program to a predefined state. A device for controlling the computer program comprises a support (3) on which at least one optical marker is arranged. The optical marker has an inscription (21a, 21b, 21c) which indicates a state of the computer program to which the computer program can be switched by detection of the optical marker by the intraoral scanner (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Sascha Schneider
  • Publication number: 20160000540
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing tooth surfaces of a dental prosthesis and for producing dental restorations, starting from a 3D data record of an upper mandible layout and a 3D data record of a lower mandible layout, each layout comprising a number of teeth arranged in each mandibular arch and the teeth of the upper mandible layout and the teeth of the lower mandible layout at intercuspation making contact with each other at multiple contact points. The contact surfaces are selected by approximation. Relevant surface pairs lying opposite one another are identified and are incorporated by an optimization algorithm into local minimum distances, taking into consideration surfaces that can slide past one another. This allows the desired contact points to be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Steffen Hauth, Sascha Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150246726
    Abstract: A rotorcraft with at least one main rotor 1a and at least one counter-torque rotor, comprising: at least one duct-type portion provided with a shroud that defines at least one transverse duct, the at least one counter-torque rotor comprising a plurality of counter-torque rotor blades and being rotatably arranged within the at least one transverse duct, and a drive shaft fairing that is fixedly supported within the at least one transverse duct and that rotatably supports the at least one counter-torque rotor, the drive shaft fairing comprising a leading edge facing the at least one counter-torque rotor, the leading edge being at least partially equipped with associated acoustical damping means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Reinhard PONGRATZ, Sascha SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 9061758
    Abstract: A noise reduced and performance improved rotor blade (1) for a helicopter. The blade has three aerodynamic sections (5, 6, 7) along the blade span between a leading edge (8) and a trailing edge (9). An inner rectangular or tapered section (5) next to a blade root for said blade's connection to a rotor hub rotating about a rotor axis of said helicopter. A middle section (6) is adjacent to the inner section (5) and opposed to the blade root. The middle section (6) is forward swept over a distance along the span of the blade (1). An outer section (7) lies between the middle section (6) and the blade tip (11). The outer section (7) is back swept along a further part of the span of the blade (1). The outer section (7) includes a parabolic shape towards the free end of the blade tip (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Schimke, Stefanie Link, Sascha Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150072313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for measuring a dental situation (1) comprising a plurality of implants (2, 3, 4, 5) and/or preparations for inserting dental restorations. Using a first measuring method, a first region (13) of the dental situation (1) is initially recorded while first measurement data are generated. The first region (13) is selected to comprise at least two implants (2, 3, 4, 5) and/or preparations. Subsequently, object regions (17, 18, 19, 20) surrounding the implants (2, 3, 4, 5) and/or the preparations are established, and, while using a second measuring method, the established object regions (17, 18, 19, 20) are detected, and second measurement data are generated. The second measuring method is more precise than the first measuring method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Thiel, Sascha Schneider
  • Patent number: 8967525
    Abstract: A helicopter with a longitudinal axis and with a tail portion (1) with a transverse duct (6) and a drive shaft (23) inside a drive shaft fairing (14) for an aerodynamic and acoustic optimized counter-torque device (2) supported within said transverse duct (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sascha Schneider, Dieter Schimke, Christian Wehle