Patents by Inventor Sebastian Schmitt

Sebastian Schmitt 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: 12037207
    Abstract: A pick & place operation picking a non-electric component and placing the picked component onto a component-carrier and a connect operation connecting the placed component with the component-carrier by implementing a connection technology on a hybrid, at least reactive and deliberative machine architecture based on a “machine world model” as a digital twin to formulate correct machine-behavioral sets being used during machine run-time as well as an “machine workflow”, and executing by machine motion generation including a collision-free motion or path planning of a machine within a machine workspace primary kinematic machine-movement-sequences enabling the pick & place operation and secondary kinematic machine-movement-sequences enabling the connect operation, and enabling the execution via the machine motion generation by initializing the “machine world model” according to a configuration file configuring the machine and the machine workspace and instantiating the “machine workflow” and updating the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Kai Wurm, Philipp Sebastian Schmitt, Werner Neubauer, Dimitri Lomakin
  • Patent number: 12025433
    Abstract: A detection device for an least semiautomated detection of multiple object data sets of at least one object is described. The detection devices includes a movement device for generating a defined relative movement between at least one object data detection unit and the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christin Ketterer, Darno Alexander Ketterer, Julian Weiss, Sebastian Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11945353
    Abstract: There is shown and described, inter alia, a holder for supporting a headrest, which holder can be fixed in a retaining structure of a vehicle by insertion in a first mounting direction, wherein the holder is formed with a guide passage for receiving a retaining rod of the headrest, and wherein the holder has fixing means for fixing to a retaining structure of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GRAMMAR AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmitt, Stefan Bergler
  • Patent number: 11865725
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-assisted method for ascertaining a movement of an apparatus, which has a tool that is movable by way of translational and/or rotational axes of movement of the apparatus, includes the following method steps: a first movement trajectory of the tool is ascertained in a first configuration space. A predetermined parameter of a movement of the tool is optimized when ascertaining the first movement trajectory. A check is carried out as to whether the first movement trajectory satisfies at least one predetermined first boundary condition. A second movement trajectory of the tool in a second configuration space is ascertained by transforming the first movement trajectory into the second configuration space if the first movement trajectory satisfies the predetermined first boundary condition. A check is carried out as to whether the second movement trajectory satisfies at least one predetermined second boundary condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Werner Neubauer, Philipp Sebastian Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11833947
    Abstract: A guide device for a retaining rod of a headrest, having a guide structure forming a channel for guiding and supporting the retaining rod, having a latch device including a latch movable between a latching position and a release position. The latch cooperates with a latch structure of the retaining rod to prevent movement of the retaining rod relative to the guide structure in at least one direction. In the latching position the latch device is engaged with the latch structure of the retaining rod and in the release position the latch is disengaged from the latch structure. The latch device has a locking device movable between a locking position and a disengagement position and has a locking structure which, in the locking position, is in the movement path of the latch to prevent movement from the latching position into the release position and, in a disengagement position, enable movement of the latch into a release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmitt, Steve Kober, Gerd Truckenbrodt, Markus Gradl, Stefan Bergler
  • Publication number: 20230195969
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method obtains a dataset including design data samples, each sample representing a design variation of the physical object and including design features, each design feature included in a description space. The method determines concept candidates from the obtained dataset based on at least a feature value similarity of the design features, each concept candidate including a data sample group, for generating concept candidate configurations. The method calculates a metric for said configurations which defines a quality of the generated configurations and evaluates the design features of different description spaces, and evaluates said configurations based on the calculated metric to generate concepts. One or more representative data sample for each concept is determined based on at least one criterion. The determined representative data samples are output. A design process for the physical object based on the output representative data samples for each concept is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Lanfermann, Sebastian Schmitt, Stefan Menzel
  • Publication number: 20230173965
    Abstract: An equipment part for a vehicle, having a base and a part that is movable relative to the base, wherein the movable part is lockable with respect to at least one movement direction in at least two positions relative to the base by a locking device. The locking device includes at least one recess, wherein in a catch position of the locking device at least one safety catch engages into one of the recesses and in a release position the safety catch is out of engagement with the recess. The safety catch has at least one latch surface which cooperates with a first holding surface of the recess, and at least one comfort catch of the locking device has a second catch surface which cooperates with a second holding surface of the recess, wherein the second catch surface is inclined relative to the first catch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Sebastian SCHMITT, Kadir YASAROGLU, Niranjan PATANKAR
  • Publication number: 20230158465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluidized bed reactor comprising a reaction chamber for particulate matter, the reaction chamber having at least one particulate matter inlet (3) for the particulate matter and at least one primary particulate matter outlet for the particulate matter, and a fluidizing grate having multiple openings for an operating fluid to fluidize particulate matter above the fluidizing grate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: DOOSAN LENTJES GMBH
    Inventors: Björn Brosch, Ing. Sebastian Schmitt, Bhavik Gandhi, Damian Goral, Frank Leuschke, Oguzhan Narin
  • Patent number: 11654560
    Abstract: Provided is a method for computer-aided user assistance during the activation of a movement planner for a machine, in which: a user interface is provided and can be used by a user to specify parameterization data for the movement planner, wherein the parameterization data comprise a machine model and an environment model; the collision-free movement space and the collision-prone movement space of the machine in the configuration space are determined on the basis of parameterization data specified via the user interface; one or more features with respect to the collision-free and/or collision-prone movement space are determined; a predefined plausibility criterion is checked for a respective feature of at least some of the features, wherein, if the plausibility criterion has not been satisfied, an output in the form of a warning message is produced via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Werner Neubauer, Philipp Sebastian Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20230104605
    Abstract: There is shown and described, inter alia, a holder for supporting a headrest, which holder can be fixed in a retaining structure of a vehicle by insertion in a first mounting direction, wherein the holder is formed with a guide passage for receiving a retaining rod of the headrest, and wherein the holder has fixing means for fixing to a retaining structure of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmitt, Stefan BERGLER
  • Publication number: 20230035161
    Abstract: A guide device for a retaining rod of a headrest, having a guide structure forming a channel for guiding and supporting the retaining rod, having a latch device including a latch movable between a latching position and a release position. The latch cooperates with a latch structure of the retaining rod to prevent movement of the retaining rod relative to the guide structure in at least one direction. In the latching position the latch device is engaged with the latch structure of the retaining rod and in the release position the latch is disengaged from the latch structure. The latch device has a locking device movable between a locking position and a disengagement position and has a locking structure which, in the locking position, is in the movement path of the latch to prevent movement from the latching position into the release position and, in a disengagement position, enable movement of the latch into a release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Sebastian SCHMITT, Steve KOBER, Gerd TRUCKENBRODT, Markus GRADL, Stefan BERGLER
  • Publication number: 20230034218
    Abstract: A guide device for a headrest with a guide structure for supporting and guiding an end region of a holding rod and with a trim part for covering an edge region of an opening for the passage of the holding rod in a cushion, wherein the holding rod can be releasably locked by a latch device in at least one position relative to the guide structure. The guide device includes the trim part and the guide structure, wherein the trim part has first fastening components which are engageable with second fastening components of the guide structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Sebastian SCHMITT, Gerd TRUCKENBRODT
  • Publication number: 20230031120
    Abstract: Among other things, the invention relates to a mounting assembly for a headrest with at least one mounting rod (13a, 13b) having at least one retaining structure (17) that can be mounted on a vehicle seat by at least one mounting assembly (19a, 19b) having a respective seat (14), wherein the seat (14) forms a passage (25) for supporting and guiding the mounting rod (13a, 13b), wherein the mounting assembly (19a, 19b) has a latch assembly (15) that releasably latches the mounting rod (13a, 13b) can be releasably latched in at least one position relative to the seat (14), wherein the latch assembly (15) has at least one latch element (16) that is movable between a latching position and a release position and has a latch formation (21) that can be releasably engaged with at least one retaining structure (22) of the mounting rod (13a, 13b) to prevent movement of the mounting rod in at least one direction (p1, p2) along the passage (25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Sebastian SCHMITT, BERGLER Stefan
  • Publication number: 20220388167
    Abstract: In order to be able to automatically eliminate discrepancies, arising in the course of the configuration of a robot-object system environment, between the reality of the robot-object system environment and its digital representation as a CAD model, without manual on-site commissioning of the robot-object system environment with adaptation of the CAD model to the reality, the following is proposed for configuring a robot-object system environment having at least one object and having a robot for object manipulation and object sensing: synchronizing a digital robot twin, which digitally represents the robot-object system environment and controls the robot for the object manipulation on the basis of a control program, for expedient use of the robot in the robot-object system environment during the object manipulation, appropriately and, in this regard, in one or two stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Frederik Deroo, Vincent Dietrich, Robert Eidenberger, Daniel Meyer-Delius Di Vasto, Philipp Sebastian Schmitt, Florian Wirnshofer
  • Patent number: 11499810
    Abstract: An acquisition device for at least semiautomated acquisition of sets of multiple object data of at least one object, including a movement device for generating a defined relative movement between at least one object data acquisition unit and the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Darno Alexander Ketterer, Christin Ketterer, Julian Weiss, Sebastian Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20220258335
    Abstract: Provided is a method wherein a movement or a manipulation of an object by a robot, observing constraints, from a starting condition to the manipulation target, is generated, wherein the manipulation is divided into different manipulation modes or sections, which include different constraints, wherein a plurality of manipulation mode-specific controllers for controlling partial manipulations in the different manipulation modes for sections are randomly generated and an optimized sequence of the controllers is randomly generated, wherein the controllers specify a vector field or a directional field, wherein a simulation module simulates the manipulation or movement for each of the controller sequences and determines an expense value or a cost value quantifying a reaching of the manipulation target, and wherein the controller sequence and the expense value are supplied to a machine learning module as training data in order to indicate an expense-optimized controller, which optimizes or minimizes the expense valu
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Philipp Sebastian Schmitt, Florian Wirnshofer
  • Publication number: 20220226991
    Abstract: At least one robot is disclosed for object manipulation on the basis of a probabilistic approach without object detection by visual sensors, a probability distribution is determined approximately by an iterative, recursive application of a Bayes filter algorithm, wherein state transition probabilities obtained, in a nondeterministic motion model for system simulation, are multiplicatively linked with measurement probabilities obtained at the start of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Bernd Kast, Philipp Sebastian Schmitt, Florian Wirnshofer
  • Patent number: 11385631
    Abstract: A method for determining an anomalous operating state in a charging infrastructure system for batteries is proposed. For a charging process at a charging station, the method includes obtaining target characteristics of the charging process, determining process parameters for the charging process, performing the charging process, determining a performance metric for the performed charging process, generating and storing a data set for the performed charging process in a database. For multiple charging processes, the method includes calculating and storing at least one first set of statistic data for a first time interval and at least one second set of statistic data for a second time interval, comparing the first set of statistic data with the second set of statistic data to compute a set of difference values for each stored data set, and determining whether the charging infrastructure system operates in an anomalous operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Rodemann, Sebastian Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20220193984
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a molded article from a non-thermoplastic material. The method includes: supplying the non-thermoplastic elastomer material to a processing unit; processing the non-thermoplastic elastomer material to generate a material flow of the non-thermoplastic elastomer material; conveying the non-thermoplastic elastomer material into an accumulator unit to generate a nominal pressure of the non-thermoplastic elastomer material in the accumulator unit; conveying the non-thermoplastic elastomer material to a molding unit to selectively output at least one layer of the molded article to be formed; and cross-linking the at least one layer of the molded article or of the entire molded article by means of a cross-linking unit. The non-thermoplastic elastomer material is highly viscous, and has a viscosity in the range of 100 to 1,000,000 Pa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan KAUL, Sebastian SCHMITT, Britta ANDERS, Jens FIEBIGER, Denis BITTNER
  • Publication number: 20220147035
    Abstract: A method for determining an anomalous operating state in a charging infrastructure system for batteries is proposed. For a charging process at a charging station, the method includes obtaining target characteristics of the charging process, determining process parameters for the charging process, performing the charging process, determining a performance metric for the performed charging process, generating and storing a data set for the performed charging process in a database. For multiple charging processes, the method includes calculating and storing at least one first set of statistic data for a first time interval and at least one second set of statistic data for a second time interval, comparing the first set of statistic data with the second set of statistic data to compute a set of difference values for each stored data set, and determining whether the charging infrastructure system operates in an anomalous operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Rodemann, Sebastian Schmitt