Patents by Inventor Stefan Schneider

Stefan 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: 20190064330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for detecting a functional impairment of a laser scanner (2) of a motor vehicle (1), in which a laser beam (12) of the laser scanner (2) is transmitted through a protective screen (6) of the laser scanner (2) into a surrounding area (4) of the motor vehicle (1), wherein an echo (16) of the transmitted laser beam (12) at least partially reflected at the protective screen (6) is received by a reception unit (9) of the laser scanner (2) with an intensity value (19), and the functional impairment of the laser scanner (2) is detected if the intensity value (19) is different from a reference intensity value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: VALEO Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20180372226
    Abstract: An arrangement for shaft sealing and to a method for monitoring the sealing of the shaft seal are provided. The arrangement includes a rotating slide ring and a stationary slide ring, with a sealing gap having a lubricating film therebetween. The arrangement includes at least one sound transducer for generating and/or receiving exciting sound waves in the form of Lamb Rayleigh waves in at least one slide ring. The signals of the sound transducer are evaluated by an evaluation unit to determine the condition of the lubricating film in the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Maximilian HAUSKE, Tina WEINBERGER, Christoph BRUECKNER, Jurij ROOT, Stefan SCHNEIDER, Imannuel ROSSTEUTSCHER
  • Patent number: 10138080
    Abstract: An apparatus for the continuous singling of stacks of loose sheet goods comprises a singler for singling stacks of loose sheet goods and a feeding device having two feeding elements, moving stacks of loose sheet goods to be singled into a position where sheet goods are grasped by the singler and transferred to a transport system, and an area for receiving sheet goods to be singled with first and second subareas. The first and second subareas border each other, and the second subarea forms an input area for the sheet goods. The first feeding element moves within the total area, between the first and third positions, and forms an end position, at least, however, in the first subarea, between a second one and the third position. A monitoring device is provided for the first subarea for ascertaining bank notes in the first subarea underneath the first feeding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Schneider, Roland Kopp
  • Publication number: 20180318980
    Abstract: A grinding machine for grinding of workpieces with an internal profile, having a grinding arm in which at least one grinding wheel is supported for grinding of the profile of the workpiece and a reception which is arranged at the grinding machine for holding the grinding arm. To facilitate the change of the grinding arm and thereby nevertheless to ensure a precise position of the same relatively to the reception the invention proposes that the grinding arm comprises at least two clamping pins being spaced apart from another and that the reception comprises two corresponding recesses for the reception of the clamping pins, wherein in the reception locking means are arranged by which the clamping pins can be locked in the recesses so that the grinding arm is detachably fixed in a defined position relatively to the reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan KRAMER, Stefan SCHNEIDER, Heike HEMPEL
  • Patent number: 10086259
    Abstract: An unused card sorting and recovering apparatus includes a card input device, a card sensing device, a card sorting device, and a card disposing device. The apparatus further includes a plurality of pockets, each of the plurality of pockets configured to hold one or more cards. The apparatus further includes a controller configured to, for each of a plurality of cards, determine an identity of the card, determine whether at least one pocket of the plurality of pockets is missing the card from a complete deck based on the identity of the card, instruct the card sorting device to distribute the card to a pocket of the at least one pocket of the plurality of pockets that is missing the card, or instruct the card sorting device to distribute the card to a holding device. The apparatus further comprises a resetting device configured to reset specific pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Schmidt, Stefan Schneider, James Goodwin
  • Publication number: 20180236992
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for putting into service a brake system having specified approval prerequisites, in particular wherein the brake system is a pneumatic and/or hydraulic braking system, in particular a pneumatic and/or hydraulic braking system of a rail vehicle, wherein the control data set for the brake system is set on the basis of a real reference operation and a virtual test operation in such a way that the specified approval prerequisites are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Torsten GRUNWALD, Stefan AURICH, Stefan SCHNEIDER, Frank GÜNTHER, Matthias KROPP
  • Publication number: 20180222740
    Abstract: A wine dispenser is disclosed that protects unpoured wine from oxidation due to exposure to air within the dispenser. The dispenser includes a dispenser body having a piston disposed within, the piston being of a weight so as to move toward the dispensing end of the dispenser body when the dispenser is tilted downward, causing wine to be dispensed via a dispensing assembly. The dispensing assembly includes a lid having a wine flow channel that provides a path for wine to flow out of the dispenser body, and a unidirectional flow valve that is biased in a closed air-tight state to prevent air from entering the dispenser body via the wine flow channel, unless the unidirectional flow valve is forced into an open state, thereby allowing wine to flow out from the dispenser body via the wine flow channel, and then out of the dispenser via a pouring neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Harald George Tomesch, Markus Stefan Schneider, Ralph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10041486
    Abstract: A crank drive arrangement of a piston compressor with a rolling bearing arranged on a crank pin of a crank shaft and to which a connecting rod is attached via an intermediate ring which interacts with apparatus for securing against rotation in relation to the connecting rod, wherein the apparatus for securing against rotation have a pin arrangement fastened in a play-free manner in the connecting rod by a thread and which comes into engagement in an interlocking manner in the intermediate ring via a play-exhibiting fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FÜR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Hartl, Stefan Schneider
  • Patent number: 10025954
    Abstract: A method for operating a control unit, such a control unit, and an electronic hardware security module are provided. A manipulation of a main computer unit is detected by the electronic hardware security module, and a check takes place whether reprogramming is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Emele, Thomas Keller, Andreas Soenkens, Stefan Schneider
  • Patent number: 10017341
    Abstract: In a bank-note processing machine, bank notes are guided through between two components of a checking device by means of a transport band. The transport band is led away at least partly from the checking device by means of deflection rollers to enable a better check of the bank notes and a trouble-free transport of the bank notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Domke, Hendrik Derks, Alfred Schmidt, Dieter Stein, Stefan Schneider, Marcus Schmeisser
  • Publication number: 20180164229
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reconstructing a parameter of a lithographic process. The method comprises the step of designing a preconditioner suitable for an input system comprising the difference of a first matrix and a second matrix, the first matrix being arranged to have a multi-level structure of at least three levels whereby at least two of said levels comprise a Toeplitz structure. One such preconditioner is a block-diagonal matrix comprising a BTTB structure generated from a matrix-valued inverse generating function. A second such preconditioner is determined from an approximate decomposition of said first matrix into one or more Kronecker products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Maxim Pisarenco, Frank Stefan Schneider, Markus Gerardus Martinus Maria Van Kraaij, Martijn Constant Van Beurden
  • Publication number: 20180162666
    Abstract: An apparatus for the continuous singling of stacks of loose sheet goods comprises a singler for singling stacks of loose sheet goods and a feeding device having two feeding elements, moving stacks of loose sheet goods to be singled into a position where sheet goods are grasped by the singler and transferred to a transport system, and an area for receiving sheet goods to be singled with first and second subareas. The first and second subareas border each other, and the second subarea forms an input area for the sheet goods. The first feeding element moves within the total area, between the first and third positions, and forms an end position, at least, however, in the first subarea, between a second one and the third position. A monitoring device is provided for the first subarea for ascertaining bank notes in the first subarea underneath the first feeding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan SCHNEIDER, Roland KOPP
  • Publication number: 20180148284
    Abstract: In a bank-note processing machine, bank notes are guided through between two components of a checking device by means of a transport band. The transport band is led away at least partly from the checking device by means of deflection rollers to enable a better check of the bank notes and a trouble-free transport of the bank notes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Jan DOMKE, Hendrik DERKS, Alfred SCHMIDT, Dieter STEIN, Stefan SCHNEIDER, Marcus SCHMEISSER
  • Publication number: 20180127224
    Abstract: An apparatus for singling sheet goods which comprises a suction device with a stator and a rotor movable relative to the stator. The stator has at least one first opening and the rotor at least one second opening which overlap upon a rotation of the rotor and thereby define an opening area with a first end and a second end. The opening area extends starting from the first end up to the second end, wherein a section of the opening area between the first end and the second end forms a suction area in which sheet goods to be singled can be sucked by the suction device. The first end of the opening area is arranged spaced from the suction area so that arising noise can be dampened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Stefan SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 9938131
    Abstract: A wine dispenser is disclosed that protects unpoured wine from oxidation due to exposure to air within the dispenser. The dispenser includes a dispenser body having a weighted piston disposed within, the weighted piston being configured to move toward the dispensing end of the dispenser body when the dispenser is tilted downward, causing wine to be dispensed via a dispensing assembly. The dispensing assembly includes a lid having a wine flow channel that provides a path for wine to flow out of the dispenser body, and a unidirectional flow valve that is biased in a closed air-tight state to prevent air from entering the dispenser body via the wine flow channel, unless the unidirectional flow valve is forced into an open state, thereby allowing wine to flow out from the dispenser body via the wine flow channel, and then out of the dispenser via a pouring neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Harald George Tomesch, Markus Stefan Schneider, Ralph Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180029861
    Abstract: A wine dispenser is disclosed that preserves wine by reducing oxidation when partially filled with wine. The dispenser includes: a bottle body having a uniform cross section; a piston disposed within the bottle body for pushing the wine therethrough; a drive member capable of pushing the piston along the bottle body; and a dispensing assembly attached to the dispensing end. The dispensing assembly includes: a shoulder having a wine flow channel, the wine being able to flow out only via the wine flow channel; a neck in sealable and rotatable relationship with the shoulder, the neck having a pouring end and a flow regulation end, the flow regulation end having at least one opening that can be rotated so as to permit or prevent wine flow in from the wine flow channel, through the at least one opening, and out through the pouring end, when pressure is applied to the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Harald George Tomesch, Markus Stefan Schneider, Ralph Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170341081
    Abstract: A shredding apparatus for value documents, has two mutually counter-rotatable roller-shaped cutting devices which are disposed opposite each other with reference to a transport path of the value documents to be shredded, in order to cut up the value documents transported along the transport path with the aid of the cutting edges into a multiplicity of value document shreds. A stripper is allocated to each of the cutting devices, which stripper has several stripper elements arranged parallel to each other, which stripper elements engage between the cutting edges of the respective cutting device in order to remove the value document shreds from the cutting edges. The shape of the stripper elements is chosen such that the stripper elements on the front side of the respective cutting device, said front side facing the transport path of the value documents, engage between the cutting edges of the respective cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Stefan SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 9815680
    Abstract: A wine dispenser is disclosed that preserves wine by reducing oxidation when partially filled with wine. The dispenser includes: a bottle body having a uniform cross section; a piston disposed within the bottle body for pushing the wine therethrough; a drive member capable of pushing the piston along the bottle body; and a dispensing assembly attached to the dispensing end. The dispensing assembly includes: a shoulder having a wine flow channel, the wine being able to flow out only via the wine flow channel; a neck in sealable and rotatable relationship with the shoulder, the neck having a pouring end and a flow regulation end, the flow regulation end having at least one opening that can be rotated so as to permit wine to flow in from the wine flow channel, through the at least one opening, and out through the pouring end, when pressure is applied to the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Harald George Tomesch, Markus Stefan Schneider, Ralph Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170320702
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the processing of call inputs of a user by an elevator controller of an elevator installation in which a user inputs either an external call and an internal call or a destination call into the elevator controller, wherein the elevator controller generates at least two sub-calls in reaction to the internal call or the destination call, wherein the sub-calls comprise at least one external call and/or at least one internal call whose destination floor is different from the destination floor of the internal call input by the user. The invention furthermore relates to a method in which an elevator controller generates a destination call or an internal call in reaction to an external call. The invention furthermore relates to corresponding elevator installations designed for carrying out these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Stefan Gerstenmeyer, Stefan Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170268555
    Abstract: Blind rivet sleeve for a blind rivet, having a sleeve head which has a bearing face for bearing against a visible workpiece surface, and having a sleeve shank, wherein the blind rivet sleeve has a through-opening through which a mandrel can be guided, wherein the sleeve shank has a head forming portion which, during the setting of the blind rivet, is designed to form a blind head, and has a folding portion which is arranged between the head forming portion and the sleeve head and which, during the setting of the blind rivet, is designed to form a sleeve fold for the purpose of achieving a clamping thickness compensation. In this arrangement, the sleeve head has in the region of the bearing face an axial recess for receiving at least part of the sleeve fold formed during the setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan SCHNEIDER, Horst BAUMANN