Patents by Inventor Thomas Hartmann

Thomas Hartmann 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: 10989412
    Abstract: A heat shield assembly of a combustion chamber has a supporting structure and heat shield elements arranged on the supporting structure. For fastening, the supporting structure has spring devices fastened therein, into each of which a fastening bolt can be screwed. In order to realize the pre-installation and the later removal of the spring elements contained in the spring device, at a holding sleeve, a contact plate is removably fastened in the holding sleeve on the side facing the heat shield element and a stationary securing plate is arranged on the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Buse, Andreas Böttcher, Manfred Hartmann, Jens Kleinfeld, Andre Kluge, Patrick Lapp, Thomas-Dieter Tenrahm
  • Publication number: 20210082388
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control device (1) and to a control method for noise reduction for a vehicle. The control device comprises the following: at least one supported auxiliary assembly for the vehicle, for example an air conditioning system (4) having an air conditioning compressor (40), an electrical accumulator (60) or a range extender (70), wherein the auxiliary assembly emits vibrations in operation; at least one vibration sensor (21a) for detecting vibrations; at least one controllable vibration actuator (22a) for generating vibrations and a control unit (10), which is connected to the vibration sensor and the vibration actuator or the vibration damper, wherein the control unit (10) is designed, based upon the detected vibrations, to generate control signals for transmission to the vibration actuator or the vibration damper (45, 52, 71, 81), which result in the vibrations emitted by the auxiliary assembly being reduced and/or masked in a vehicle interior (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas HARTMANN, Walter ZIPP
  • Publication number: 20210053110
    Abstract: Amorphous metal foil and method for the production of an amorphous metal foil using a rapid solidification technology is provided. An amorphous metal foil having a width of 2 mm to 300 mm, a thickness of less than 20 ?m and a maximum of 50 holes per square metre is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas HARTMANN
  • Patent number: 10926974
    Abstract: An elevator system drive unit moves an elevator car in an elevator shaft to at least two shaft access doors under control of a control unit. The car does not move or moves only to a limited extent if an individual is in the shaft. A monitoring unit and sensor (switching contact) detect changes in state in at least one of the doors using a sequence of pulses monitoring signal. The monitoring unit has a battery and can be switched to an autonomous mode when the elevator system is entirely or partially disabled. The monitoring unit, in the autonomous mode, records state data from the sensor and is connected to a safeguard unit that reads and evaluates the recorded state data, and prevents the elevator system from being put into the normal mode of operation if a change in the state of one of the monitored doors has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Adrian Knecht, Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Kurt Heinz, Martin Hess, Thomas Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10836670
    Abstract: For the monitoring of the application of a vacuum to the finished moulds (1, 2) of a glass moulding machine, in particular of an I. S. machine, an arrangement is proposed which is composed of a vacuum sensor (13, 14), which vacuum sensor is arranged in a vacuum line (5, 6) which charges the finished mould (1, 2) and which vacuum sensor is designed for pressure measurement and detects a pressure value, which pressure value is transmitted by way of a microcontroller (15, 16) of an I. S. machine controller (22) by way of which, in a manner dependent on the measured value, a hollow glass article can be identified as being defective and rejected. The arrangement permits automated monitoring of the vacuum operation and a lessening of the burden on operating personnel, and serves for the automated assurance of product quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Heye International GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Winkelhake, Thomas Hartmann, Ralf Schöttelndreier
  • Publication number: 20200298329
    Abstract: A process for producing an amorphous ductile brazing foil is provided. According to one example embodiment, the method includes providing a molten mass, and rapidly solidifying the molten mass on a moving cooling surface with a cooling speed of more than approximately 105° C./sec to produce an amorphous ductile brazing foil. A process for joining two or more parts is also provided. The process includes inserting a brazing foil between two or more parts to be joined, wherein the parts to be joined have a higher melting temperature than that the brazing foil to form a solder joint and the brazing foil comprises an amorphous, ductile Ni-based brazing foil; heating the solder joint to a temperature above the liquidus temperature of the brazing foil to form a heated solder joint; and cooling the heated solder joint, thereby forming a brazed joint between the parts to be joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas HARTMANN, Dieter NUETZEL
  • Publication number: 20200207574
    Abstract: A method for checking the status of field devices of a building-associated installation for transporting people includes the steps of: sending a command block of a status telegram from a monitoring unit via a series bus to a plurality of field devices; supplementing the status telegram by the field devices that are addressed by the command block; receiving the data block supplemented by the addressed field devices by the monitoring unit; and evaluating the status values in the supplemented data block by the monitoring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Axel Hosemann, Thomas Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10620822
    Abstract: A method for selecting content of interest includes detecting the contact area of a user's finger or a marking element marking a region of a touch-sensitive display, and recording a cumulative area contacted by the user's finger or the marking element during one marking motion. The cumulative area can be the selected content of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Adventures GMBH
    Inventors: Andrea Waidmann, Irina Thoss, Freddie Geier, Andreas Geier, Michael Hermann, Thomas Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20200109026
    Abstract: A floor position detection device of an elevator installation, and a method for generating a floor signal, includes a sensor unit and an evaluation unit for generating the floor signal with two states. The states are “in the range of the floor” and “outside the range of the floor”. The sensor unit includes a first Hall effect sensor generating a first floor position characteristic value and a second Hall effect sensor generating a second floor position characteristic value. The evaluation unit generates the floor signal on the basis of a comparison between the first and the second floor position characteristic values. The evaluation unit verifies whether the first and/or second floor position characteristic value is higher than a first threshold value and generates the floor signal on the basis of the result of the verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Birrer, Thomas Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10591535
    Abstract: A measuring system for performing over-the-air measurements on a device under test is provided. The measuring system comprises an antenna, configured for performing over-the-air measurements, an alignment device and an antenna holder interface, configured for interchangeably holding one of the antenna and the alignment device. The alignment device is configured for aligning the antenna holder interface and the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Gallhauser, Thomas Hartmann, Nino Voss, Werner Perndl
  • Patent number: 10554443
    Abstract: A passenger transport system includes a central control unit for controlling system functions, field devices spatially distributed within the system, and a bus system transmitting data between the unit and the devices. The unit and/or the devices detect a current data transmission and the conclusion of the data transmission, and output different types of data telegrams that differ according to urgency. The unit and/or the devices output data telegrams only when no current data transmission is occurring and after a waiting period has elapsed since the conclusion of a previous data transmission. Each type of data telegram is assigned an individual waiting period on the basis of the respective urgency. Thus, a simple transmission prioritization is implemented during the data transmission, wherein each device can transmit data telegrams with different urgency and data telegrams of higher urgency are effectively transmitted with higher priority than data telegrams of lesser urgency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Thomas Hartmann, Adrian Knecht, Kurt Heinz
  • Publication number: 20190370157
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing creation and/or implementation of compliance-based procedures and policies for computing environments executing software programs using computing resources. In at least some situations, the described techniques include performing one or more defined compliance tests on a target computing environment by employing user-defined and/or predefined compliance profiles to test one or more computing resources in the target computing environment. Profiles typically include one or more user-defined or predefined controls that each includes one or more compliance tests, which in turn utilize one or more user-defined or predefined testing-implementation modules to execute the tests. Profiles can introduce dependencies so that one profile can access and utilize the controls or testing-implementation modules in other profiles. A user can dynamically execute a profile, and/or profiles can be scheduled for execution (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Dominik Richter, Christoph Thomas Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20190310313
    Abstract: A measuring system for performing over-the-air measurements on a device under test is provided. The measuring system comprises an antenna, configured for performing over-the-air measurements, an alignment device and an antenna holder interface, configured for interchangeably holding one of the antenna and the alignment device. The alignment device is configured for aligning the antenna holder interface and the device under test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Markus GALLHAUSER, Thomas HARTMANN, Nino VOSS, Werner PERNDL
  • Patent number: 10430317
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing creation and/or implementation of compliance-based procedures and policies for computing environments executing software programs using computing resources. In at least some situations, the described techniques include performing one or more defined compliance tests on a target computing environment by employing user-defined and/or predefined compliance profiles to test one or more computing resources in the target computing environment. Profiles typically include one or more user-defined or predefined controls that each includes one or more compliance tests, which in turn utilize one or more user-defined or predefined testing-implementation modules to execute the tests. Profiles can introduce dependencies so that one profile can access and utilize the controls or testing-implementation modules in other profiles. A user can dynamically execute a profile, and/or profiles can be scheduled for execution (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Chef Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Dominik Richter, Christoph Thomas Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20190263628
    Abstract: An elevator system controller controls a drive and optionally further elevator components. The controller includes a circuit having a switch to be monitored, the switch having an input and an output, a signal transmitter unit applying an AC voltage input signal to the input of the switch, and a monitoring unit to record an output signal at an output of the switch. On the basis of a comparison of the output signal with the input signal, the circuit generates a monitoring signal that indicates a switching state of the switch. The switch may be, for example, a door switch connected in series with other safety switches to form a safety chain. Applying the AC voltage signal instead of a conventional DC voltage signal makes it possible to avoid electrical corrosion in the switch and also makes it possible to increase a reliability of a detected switching state of the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Kurt Heinz, Thomas Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20190140860
    Abstract: A passenger transport system includes a central control unit for controlling system functions, field devices spatially distributed within the system, and a bus system transmitting data between the unit and the devices. The unit and/or the devices detect a current data transmission and the conclusion of the data transmission, and output different types of data telegrams that differ according to urgency. The unit and/or the devices output data telegrams only when no current data transmission is occurring and after a waiting period has elapsed since the conclusion of a previous data transmission. Each type of data telegram is assigned an individual waiting period on the basis of the respective urgency. Thus, a simple transmission prioritization is implemented during the data transmission, wherein each device can transmit data telegrams with different urgency and data telegrams of higher urgency are effectively transmitted with higher priority than data telegrams of lesser urgency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Thomas Hartmann, Adrian Knecht, Kurt Heinz
  • Publication number: 20190119068
    Abstract: A passenger transport system includes a bus system transferring data between a central control unit and a plurality of field devices. In a failure detection method, the field devices are configured in an unbranched chain configuration and the control unit transmits a test telegram to a first field device to start a monitoring cycle during which each field device receiving the test telegram forwards the test telegram to a next field device in the chain. During the monitoring cycle, the control unit monitors a communication between the field devices occurring via the bus system, in order to detect when a field device does not forward the test telegram. A data volume transmitted via the bus system during the failure detection method is significantly reduced in comparison to conventional failure tests such that failures can be recognized more quickly and/or simpler hardware and/or software can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Thomas Hartmann, Adrian Knecht, Kurt Heinz
  • Publication number: 20190119067
    Abstract: An elevator system has a central control unit for generating control signals and/or processing sensor signals and controlling functions of the system, a plurality of field devices distributed inside a structure accommodating the system, preferably along an elevator shaft, and a field bus system for interchanging the signals between the control unit and the field devices. Each field device outputs sensor signals generated by a sensor and/or receives control signals to be implemented by an actuator. Data packets including the signals are interchanged in a serial manner between the control unit and all field devices in a summation frame method using a closed ring topology. Each field device has a driver to insert the sensor signals into the data packet or to remove the control signals from the data packet. Data and signal transmission is thereby carried out quickly and safely in a safety circuit of the elevator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, David Michel, Frank Olivier Roussel, Ivo Lustenberger, Kurt Heinz, Thomas Hartmann, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 10266369
    Abstract: An energy-autonomous elevator system control element includes a piezoelectric layer and processing unit for detecting a control operation, a transmitting unit for wirelessly transmitting at least one signal to a remote elevator system controller, the at least one signal being generated automatically by the elevator system control element on the basis of the control operation, and an energy recovery unit for supplying electrical energy for the elevator system control element. The energy-autonomous elevator system control element can be used as a car operating panel or a landing operating panel in an elevator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Christoph Liebetrau, Martin Kusserow, Thomas Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20190061033
    Abstract: A process for producing an amorphous ductile brazing foil is provided. According to one example embodiment, the method includes providing a molten mass, and rapidly solidifying the molten mass on a moving cooling surface with a cooling speed of more than approximately 105° C./sec to produce an amorphous ductile brazing foil. A process for joining two or more parts is also provided. The process includes inserting a brazing foil between two or more parts to be joined, wherein the parts to be joined have a higher melting temperature than that the brazing foil to form a solder joint and the brazing foil comprises an amorphous, ductile Ni-based brazing foil; heating the solder joint to a temperature above the liquidus temperature of the brazing foil to form a heated solder joint; and cooling the heated solder joint, thereby forming a brazed joint between the parts to be joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas HARTMANN, Dieter NUETZEL