Patents by Inventor Sebastian MATT

Sebastian MATT 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).

  • Patent number: 10952370
    Abstract: A ground working system includes at least one self-driving ground working device having a drive, a control unit and a battery. An operating region is determined by a boundary wire, wherein the ground working device travels over a traveling path determined by the control unit in the operating region. Connected to the boundary wire is a first base station, which transmits a signal on the boundary wire. The electromagnetic field of the signal induces a reception signal in the reception coil of the ground working device. The reception signal is processed in the control unit. In order to make a stable signal available over the entire length of the boundary wire, it is provided that the boundary wire is electrically connected to a further base station configured as a repeater, which receives the signal transmitted by the first base station, processes it and passes it on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl, Peter Ritzer
  • Patent number: 10874278
    Abstract: A ground working system has at least one self-driving ground working device, wherein the operating region (A) of the ground working device is determined by an edge boundary. The ground working device travels automatically within the operating region (A) along a traveling path (W), wherein the ground working device has a drive, a control unit and an in-device battery for supplying energy to the ground working device. A charging station for charging the battery of the ground working device is also provided. The charging station is set up on the edge boundary without interrupting the edge boundary. The ground working device goes to the charging station for charging the battery as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl
  • Patent number: 10820493
    Abstract: A ground working system includes at least one self-driving ground working device, which has a drive and a control unit. An operating region (A) is bounded by a wire, wherein the ground working device travels along a traveling path (W) determined by the control unit in the operating region (A). A base station has a transmission unit, which is electrically connected to the wire and by which a wire signal is transmitted. The wire signal transmitted on the wire is electrically received by a reception unit of the base station, compared with a predetermined setpoint signal and, in the event of a deviation of the electrically received wire signal from the predetermined setpoint signal, the transmitted wire signal is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Ritzer, Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl
  • Patent number: 10681864
    Abstract: A ground working system has at least one self-driving ground working device with a drive, a control unit and an in-device battery for supplying energy to the ground working device. An operating region (A), within which the ground working device travels automatically along a traveling path (W), is determined by an edge boundary. At least one charging station for charging the battery of the ground working device via an electrical energy-transferring charging connection is provided. The charging connection is also configured as a data connection for the transmission of data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl, Klaus Melser, Peter Ritzer
  • Publication number: 20180352729
    Abstract: A ground working system having at least one self-driving ground working device, wherein the ground working device has a drive, a control unit and an in-device battery for supplying energy to the ground working device. An operating region (A) determined by an edge boundary is provided for the ground working device, wherein the ground working device travels over an operating path (W) determined by the control unit within the operating region (A). In order to meet requirements for a differing working intensity of specific regions of an area, it is provided to predetermine at least one intensive limit, an intensive limit in each case demarcating an intensive region (B). The ground working device in an intensive mode works the intensive region (B) with preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl
  • Publication number: 20180353040
    Abstract: A ground working system has at least one self-driving ground working device, wherein the operating region (A) of the ground working device is determined by an edge boundary. The ground working device travels automatically within the operating region (A) along a traveling path (W), wherein the ground working device has a drive, a control unit and an in-device battery for supplying energy to the ground working device. A charging station for charging the battery of the ground working device is also provided. The charging station is set up on the edge boundary without interrupting the edge boundary. The ground working device goes to the charging station for charging the battery as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl
  • Publication number: 20180352733
    Abstract: A ground working system includes at least one self-driving ground working device having a drive, a control unit and a battery. An operating region is determined by a boundary wire, wherein the ground working device travels over a traveling path determined by the control unit in the operating region. Connected to the boundary wire is a first base station, which transmits a signal on the boundary wire. The electromagnetic field of the signal induces a reception signal in the reception coil of the ground working device. The reception signal is processed in the control unit. In order to make a stable signal available over the entire length of the boundary wire, it is provided that the boundary wire is electrically connected to a further base station configured as a repeater, which receives the signal transmitted by the first base station, processes it and passes it on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl, Peter Ritzer
  • Publication number: 20180352734
    Abstract: A ground working system has at least one self-driving ground working device with a drive, a control unit and an in-device battery for supplying energy to the ground working device. An operating region (A), within which the ground working device travels automatically along a traveling path (W), is determined by an edge boundary. At least one charging station for charging the battery of the ground working device via an electrical energy-transferring charging connection is provided. The charging connection is also configured as a data connection for the transmission of data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl, Klaus Melser, Peter Ritzer
  • Publication number: 20180352728
    Abstract: A ground working system includes at least one self-driving ground working device, which has a drive and a control unit. An operating region (A) is bounded by a wire, wherein the ground working device travels along a traveling path (W) determined by the control unit in the operating region (A). A base station has a transmission unit, which is electrically connected to the wire and by which a wire signal is transmitted. The wire signal transmitted on the wire is electrically received by a reception unit of the base station, compared with a predetermined setpoint signal and, in the event of a deviation of the electrically received wire signal from the predetermined setpoint signal, the transmitted wire signal is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Ritzer, Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl
  • Publication number: 20180303028
    Abstract: A system (S) has at least a first and a second self-driving ground working device for combined working of a predetermined operating region (A). An individual ground working device travels autonomously along a random path inside the operating region. The system has at least one base station for communication with the ground working devices. For a method for setting up and operating the system, provision is made that information relating to an operating variable (B) stored in one ground working device is transmitted to further ground working devices, that a ground working device travels autonomously along a random path (W) inside the operating region, independently of another ground working device, by using the operating variable, and that during the operation of the system of ground working devices the behavior of an individual ground working device is adapted as a function of changes in the operating variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Matt, Samuel Zoettl, Christian Horngacher
  • Publication number: 20180067227
    Abstract: A light curtain having at least two electronic cards which are arranged behind one another and on which a plurality of light transmitters and/or light receivers are arranged in series, wherein the electronic cards are each connected to one another by a mechanical connection element and the electronic cards are held in a housing, wherein the housing is formed as a profile housing, wherein the first electronic card and the last electronic card are fixed to the respective housing end in the longitudinal direction so that the last light transmitter and/or light receiver of the first electronic card and of the last electronic card, said last light transmitter and/or light receiver contacting the housing end, has a fixed defined spacing from the housing end, and wherein the connection element has a minimal spacing and a maximum spacing between the electronic cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Johannes EBLE, Sebastian MATT
  • Patent number: 9791658
    Abstract: An optical module (10) having at least one beam-forming element (14) and having at least two retainer brackets (20) for fastening the optical module (10) to a carrier (30) are provided. In this connection the retainer brackets (20) have a first support element (22a) at a first spacing with respect to the lens (14) and a second support element (22b) at a second spacing different from the first spacing with respect to the beam-forming element (14) in order to selectively fasten the optical module (10) to the carrier (30) at the first spacing or at the second spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Johannes Eble, Sebastian Matt
  • Patent number: 9609780
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic sensor, in particular to a light grid (10), having at least two circuit boards (19, 19-x) which are to be arranged one after the other in a longitudinal direction (16, z direction) and on which a plurality of light transmitters (18) and/or light receivers (20) are arranged in series, wherein the circuit boards (19-1, 19-2) are fixed in a desired position with respect to one another by a functional element (34) and wherein the circuit boards (19-1, 19-2) are held in a housing (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Johannes Eble, Sebastian Matt, Gerhard Alt, Jürgen Bürger
  • Publication number: 20150115181
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic sensor, in particular to a light grid (10), having at least two circuit boards (19, 19-x) which are to be arranged one after the other in a longitudinal direction (16, z direction) and on which a plurality of light transmitters (18) and/or light receivers (20) are arranged in series, wherein the circuit boards (19-1, 19-2) are fixed in a desired position with respect to one another by a functional element (34) and wherein the circuit boards (19-1, 19-2) are held in a housing (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes EBLE, Sebastian MATT, Gerhard ALT, Jürgen BÜRGER
  • Publication number: 20150103425
    Abstract: An optical module (10) having at least one beam-forming element (14) and having at least two retainer brackets (20) for fastening the optical module (10) to a carrier (30) are provided. In this connection the retainer brackets (20) have a first support element (22a) at a first spacing with respect to the lens (14) and a second support element (22b) at a second spacing different from the first spacing with respect to the beam-forming element (14) in order to selectively fasten the optical module (10) to the carrier (30) at the first spacing or at the second spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes EBLE, Sebastian MATT
  • Patent number: 8982343
    Abstract: An optical analyzer, in particular an optical gas analyzer, having a holder (10) for installing into a gas-carrying hollow space, wherein the holder (10) has a ball socket (20) and a ball segment (30) with a longitudinal axis (A), wherein the ball socket (20) has at least one first segment (21) and a second segment (22) and is designed such that it at least partly engages around the ball segment (30) in the direction of the longitudinal axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sick AG
    Inventors: Ingo Schiffler, Sebastian Matt
  • Publication number: 20120154799
    Abstract: An optical analyzer, in particular an optical gas analyzer, having a holder (10) for installing into a gas-carrying hollow space, wherein the holder (10) has a ball socket (20) and a ball segment (30) with a longitudinal axis (A), wherein the ball socket (20) has at least one first segment (21) and a second segment (22) and is designed such that it at least partly engages around the ball segment (30) in the direction of the longitudinal axis (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SICK MAIHAK GMBH
    Inventors: Ingo SCHIFFLER, Sebastian MATT