Patents by Inventor Steve Koehler

Steve Koehler 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: 10527401
    Abstract: A sensor for identifying a mechanical deformation of a housing of a charging column configured to charge an electrical energy store of an electrically driven vehicle. The sensor includes an elongated arm having a first end portion arranged in the longitudinal orientation and a second end portion opposite the first end portion in the longitudinal orientation. The arm is connected at its first end portion to a base of the charging column and runs in the longitudinal orientation approximately parallel to a part of the charging column that is sensitive to deformations of the housing, in particular to a side wall of the housing. An electrical probe element is arranged on the second end portion of the arm. An activation element is connected to the part of the charging column that is sensitive to deformations of the housing and is configured to activate the electrical probe element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Götz, David Köhler, Steve Zander, Jari Rönfanz, Volker Reber, Michael Kiefer
  • Publication number: 20140379593
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for managing multiple trusted relationships within a computer product licensing environment. In one example, a partner affiliated with a vendor and a customer of the vendor's products associate with each other. A vendor license manager monitors the license consumption of a customer using the vendor's products and periodically sends a consumption report to a license manager of the associated partner. If a customer's license consumption exceeds the bounds of a given license, the vendor license manager notifies the customer and the partner, and the partner assists the customer in maintaining compliance with the license.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Steve KOEHLER, Raymond R. SCHNULLE, Thomas E. CRAMER, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140379596
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for auditing and managing licenses for use of computer products. A license manager of a vendor receives an identifier of a computer product and a report of a set of licensed features enabled on the computer product. The license manager identifies a customer account associated with the identifier. The customer account includes a pool of entitlements acquired by the customer. The license manager compares the report with the entitlements in the pool, and with the customer's use of other computer products which draw entitlements from that pool, to generate a comparison result. An authorization decision of “in compliance” or “out of compliance” may be returned to the requesting computer product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Richard PRUSS, Morry KATZ, Somyajit JENA, Alex WIGHT, Steve KOEHLER, Ben STRICKLAND
  • Patent number: 8174612
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus for imaging comprising a base, an outer dome mounted on said base, a central shaft intersecting said base, an imaging array including at least one imaging chip mounted on said shaft, means for focusing light onto said imaging chip having at least one pixel, at least one signal processing system, means for rotating said shaft, and means for transmitting data from said imaging chip to said signal processing system and from said signal processing system to an external receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Koehler