Patents by Inventor Sebastian Brandl

Sebastian Brandl 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: 20220310893
    Abstract: Optoelectronic arrangement is proposed for use in a transparent glazing element of a vehicle, for example. The arrangement comprises at least one substantially transparent carrier layer, at least one conductor layer comprising conductor paths provided on at least one side of said carrier layer, at least one light emitting element arranged on the carrier layer and electrically coupled to conductor paths on said conductor layer and at least one proximity and/or touch sensor arranged on at least one of said carrier layers, the arrangement further being couplable to a control module for controlling the operation of said at least one light emitting element in response to information from said at least one proximity and/or touch sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ulrich FREI, Ludwig HOFBAUER, Michael BRANDL, Rainer HUBER, Sebastian WITTMANN, Peter BRICK, Ulrich STREPPEL
  • Publication number: 20220238497
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device, in particular an at least semi-transparent pane for example for a vehicle, comprises: a cover layer, a carrier layer, an intermediate layer between the cover layer and the carrier layer, wherein at least one and preferably a plurality of optoelectronic light sources, in particular ?LEDS, is arranged on at least one surface of the intermediate layer and/or is at least partially embedded in the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate layer is adapted such that light emitted by the optoelectronic light sources at least partially spreads in and along the intermediate layer and exits the intermediate layer within and/or at a pre-set distance to the respective optoelectronic light source in a direction through the cover layer and/or through the carrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Michael BRANDL, Andreas DOBNER, Matthias GOLDBACH, Sebastian WITTMANN, Uli HILLER, Markus KLEIN, Thomas SCHWARZ, Andreas WALDSCHIK, Michael WITTMANN, Matthias BRUCKSCHLOEGL, Stefan GROETSCH, Rainer HUBER, Peter BRICK, Ludwig HOFBAUER
  • Publication number: 20220227230
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device comprises a plurality of layer segments, in particular intermediate layer segments, arranged between a cover layer and a carrier layer. At least one optoelectronic component is arranged on at least one of the plurality of layer segments and a first and a second layer segment of the plurality of the layer segments are overlapping each other along a first direction each forming a respective boundary region. The first layer segment comprises at least one first contact pad and the second layer segment comprises at least one second contact pad, wherein the at least one first and second contact pad are arranged in the respective boundary region facing each other and being mechanically and electrically connected. The at least one first and second contact pad each comprises a plurality of nanowires which are at least partially made of conductive material such as for example copper, gold, or nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias GOLDBACH, Stefan GROETSCH, Ludwig HOFBAUER, Sebastian WITTMANN, Robert REGENSBURGER, Thomas SCHWARZ, Michael BRANDL, Andreas DOBNER, Sebastian STIGLER
  • Patent number: 10907278
    Abstract: A method for automatically piecing a thread at a workstation of a textile machine, includes seeking an end of the thread on a surface of a bobbin with a suction nozzle and unwinding the thread from the bobbin counter to a regular draw-off direction of the thread and sucking the thread into the suction nozzle. The bobbin is driven in a direction of reverse rotation with a drive. A thread loop is draw-opened in the thread and moved towards a piecing unit via movement of a feeder unit. The bobbin is driven in the direction of reverse rotation during the drawing-open of the thread loop such that the thread is unwound from the bobbin. A speed of reverse rotation of the bobbin is coordinated with movement of the feeder unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Romeo Pohn, Sebastian Brandl, Mario Maleck, Frank Baier, Robert Hagl, Thomas Gruber, Robin Wein, Christian Kettner, Andreas Hoyer
  • Patent number: 10724156
    Abstract: A spinning-mill machine and associated operational method includes a plurality of cross-winding devices arranged next to each other in a longitudinal direction along each machine side of the spinning-mill machine, wherein each cross-winding device is configured to wind yarn onto a sleeve. The cross-winding devices are arranged into a multiple number of sections along each of the machine sides. A sleeve transport device is arranged along the cross-winding devices on each machine side to supply empty sleeves to cross-winding devices. A plurality of sleeve stacks are configured to stockpile the empty sleeves. A plurality of sleeve storage devices are arranged along each machine side for distributed intermediate storage of the empty sleeves, wherein each cross-winding device is allocated with a single sleeve storage device, or the plurality of the cross-winding devices in each of the sections are allocated to a single one of the sleeve storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MASCHINNENFABRIK RIETER AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Patent number: 10718071
    Abstract: A spinning-mill machine includes a plurality of cross-winding devices arranged next to each other and in sections in a longitudinal direction along opposite machine sides of the spinning-mill machine, each cross-winding device configured to wind yarn onto a sleeve. A plurality of sleeve stacks are arranged with each machine side and are configured to stockpile empty sleeves. A plurality of sleeve transport devices are configured alongside the cross-winding devices of the machine side, wherein each of the sleeve stacks has one of the sleeve transport devices operationally associated therewith to deliver the sleeves from the sleeve stack to the cross-winding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MASCHINENFABRIK RIETER AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Publication number: 20190218688
    Abstract: A method for automatically piecing a thread at a workstation of a textile machine, includes seeking an end of the thread on a surface of a bobbin with a suction nozzle and unwinding the thread from the bobbin counter to a regular draw-off direction of the thread and sucking the thread into the suction nozzle. The bobbin is driven in a direction of reverse rotation with a drive. A thread loop is draw-opened in the thread and moved towards a piecing unit via movement of a feeder unit. The bobbin is driven in the direction of reverse rotation during the drawing-open of the thread loop such that the thread is unwound from the bobbin. A speed of reverse rotation of the bobbin is coordinated with movement of the feeder unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Romeo Pohn, Sebastian Brandl, Mario Maleck, Frank Baier, Robert Hagl, Thomas Gruber, Robin Wein, Christian Kettner, Andreas Hoyer
  • Publication number: 20180282910
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for supplying cross-winding devices (4) of a spinning-mill machine (1) with sleeves (9) and a corresponding spinning-mill machine (1), whereas a multiple number of cross-winding devices (4) is arranged next to each other and on two machine sides located in the longitudinal direction of the spinning-mill machine (1). Yarn is wound on sleeves (9) at the cross-winding devices (4), whereas empty sleeves (9) are stockpiled in at least one sleeve stack (7.1 to 7.4). With a sleeve transport device (6, 6.1 bis 6.4) arranged along the cross-winding devices (4), the cross-winding devices (4) are supplied with empty sleeves (9) from the sleeve stack (7.1 to 7.4), whereas the sleeve transport device (6, 6.1 to 6.4) features a continuous entraining element, in particular a conveyor belt, which is moved along the multiple number of cross-winding devices (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Publication number: 20180274133
    Abstract: The spinning-mill machine features a multiple number of cross-winding devices (4) arranged next to each other and on two machine sides located in the longitudinal direction of the spinning-mill machine (1), each of which is provided for winding yarn on sleeves, whereas the cross-winding devices (4) are collected into a multiple number of sections (5.1 to 5.5). Multiple sleeve stacks (7.1 to 7.4) are used for the stockpiling of empty sleeves. A sleeve transport device (6.1 to 6.4) arranged along the cross-winding devices (4) is used to supply the cross-winding devices (4) with empty sleeves from the sleeve stack (7.1 to 7.4), Multiple sleeve stacks (7.1 to 7.4) are arranged on each machine side, and each sleeve stack (7.1 to 7.4) is allocated with its own stationary sleeve transport device (6.1 to 6.4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Publication number: 20180258560
    Abstract: A spinning-mill machine and associated operational method includes a plurality of cross-winding devices arranged next to each other in a longitudinal direction along each machine side of the spinning-mill machine, wherein each cross-winding device is configured to wind yarn onto a sleeve. The cross-winding devices are arranged into a multiple number of sections along each of the machine sides. A sleeve transport device is arranged along the cross-winding devices on each machine side to supply empty sleeves to cross-winding devices. A plurality of sleeve stacks are configured to stockpile the empty sleeves. A plurality of sleeve storage devices are arranged along each machine side for distributed intermediate storage of the empty sleeves, wherein each cross-winding device is allocated with a single sleeve storage device, or the plurality of the cross-winding devices in each of the sections are allocated to a single one of the sleeve storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Harald Widner, Martin Zipperer, Helmut Haunschild, Christian Kettner, Alexander Holzheimer
  • Patent number: 7299564
    Abstract: A scanning unit including a support and a scanning plate fastened on the support by a first fastening element and a second fastening element. An eccentric element that can be rotated around a first axis of rotation and causes pivoting of the scanning plate with respect to the support around a second axis of rotation, wherein the first axis of rotation is constituted by the first element and said second axis of rotation is constituted by the second fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Brandl
  • Patent number: 7290344
    Abstract: A monolithic body having angle scaling is rotatable about an axis to measure the rotational position of a machine part. The body has a first annular region which has a flange-type configuration for connection to the machine part, and a second annular region on which the angle scaling is arranged, as well as a crosspiece region. The crosspiece region is arranged between the first annular region and the second annular region. The crosspiece region has a geometrical extension in the direction of the axis which is at least three times smaller than the greatest geometrical extension of the second annular region in the direction of the axis (Z).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Juergen Hertenberger
  • Patent number: 7150103
    Abstract: A method for producing and mounting a body having an angle scaling includes: applying three markings to the body, the markings being set apart from each other; adjusting the body relative to a support device, so that the distances between the markings and a point, which is permanent relative to the support device, are equal; applying an angle scaling to the adjusted body; dismounting the body from the support device; and mounting the body, provided with the angle scaling, on a machine part so that the distances between the markings and a point, which is permanent relative to the machine part, are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Juergen Hertenberger
  • Patent number: 7113843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the maintenance of a plurality of processing stations (13) of a textile machine (10), whereby at least one first maintenance unit (14a-d) can travel alongside the processing stations (13) in order to service and/or control the processing stations (13). The maintenance unit (14a-d) may be moved into an optimized readiness position when none of the processing stations (13) needs to be serviced and/or controlled by the maintenance unit. Alternatively, the direction of travel in which the maintenance unit (14a-d) is to travel to the next processing station (13) in need of service is determined, whereby the direction of travel depends on the totality of processing stations in need of maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnermaschbau AG
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Sebastian Brandl, Adalbert Stephan, Erwald Lenk, Martin Zipperer
  • Patent number: 7082746
    Abstract: For the piecing of a yarn in an spinning device, various computation formulas are stored in a control device into which calculated values as well as special data converted into numerical values relating in particular to the fiber material, the yarn and the spinning element are first entered to compute and select settings for operations relevant to the piecing process. A feeding device feeding a fiber sliver to the spinning device is first brought to a high pre-feeding speed by means of such pre-programmed values and converted data. From this pre-feeding speed, the feeding speed is greatly decelerated in steps to its piecing feeding speed in coordination with the release of the yarn to be fed back into the spinning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Frank Baier, Marc Schnell
  • Publication number: 20060110885
    Abstract: A monolithic body having angle scaling is rotatable about an axis to measure the rotational position of a machine part. The body has a first annular region which has a flange-type configuration for connection to the machine part, and a second annular region on which the angle scaling is arranged, as well as a crosspiece region. The crosspiece region is arranged between the first annular region and the second annular region. The crosspiece region has a geometrical extension in the direction of the axis which is at least three times smaller than the greatest geometrical extension of the second annular region in the direction of the axis (Z).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Juergen Hertenberger
  • Patent number: 7036300
    Abstract: A procedure and apparatus for start-up spinning of a thread in an open-end spinning apparatus is provided. A first and second auxiliary roll-pair are presentable within a thread course during start up spinning. A source of a suction air stream within the spinning apparatus is positioned below the first and second roll-pairs. The source of suction air stream creates a suction flow of air to induce the thread end into the spinning apparatus for start up spinning. A control center is in communication with the first and second roll-pairs, so that the control center controls them. A thread storage unit is positioned between the first and second roll-pairs proximal to the course of the thread. The thread storage unit is in communication with the control center so that the thread storage unit is activated to store and release the thread during start up spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Frank Baier
  • Patent number: 7032317
    Abstract: A method for the production (mounting) of an angle measuring instrument, in which a graduation support, in the form of a flexible band having a scannable measuring graduation, is fixed on a support body, forming an annular portion, in such a way that the measuring graduation extends in a circumferential direction on an outer wall of an annular arrangement formed by the support body and the graduation support. The method includes fixing the graduation support on an inner annular wall of the support body and positioning the support body so that the support body only partly covers the graduation support in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Hertenberger, Sebastian Brandl
  • Publication number: 20060065414
    Abstract: A method for producing and mounting a body having an angle scaling includes: applying three markings to the body, the markings being set apart from each other; adjusting the body relative to a support device, so that the distances between the markings and a point, which is permanent relative to the support device, are equal; applying an angle scaling to the adjusted body; dismounting the body from the support device; and mounting the body, provided with the angle scaling, on a machine part so that the distances between the markings and a point, which is permanent relative to the machine part, are equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Sebastian Brandl, Juergen Hertenberger
  • Publication number: 20060064890
    Abstract: A scanning unit including a support and a scanning plate fastened on the support by a first fastening element and a second fastening element. An eccentric element that can be rotated around a first axis of rotation and causes pivoting of the scanning plate with respect to the support around a second axis of rotation, wherein the first axis of rotation is constituted by the first element and said second axis of rotation is constituted by the second fastening element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventor: Sebastian Brandl