Patents by Inventor Thomas Köster

Thomas Köster 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: 20200023652
    Abstract: A printer is provided for printing marking strips having a plurality of marking elements for marking electric devices which can be arranged next to one another. Each of the marking elements has a marking plate with at least one writing field which can be printed with information such as writing. The printer has a rotatably mounted feed shaft which can be driven by a motor and a printing head. The rotatably mounted feed shaft has at least one section which is provided with protrusions and which rests directly against the marking strip while the feed shaft is rotated such that the advancing speed of the marking strip is synchronized with the circumferential speed of the feed shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Markus SPEITH, Thomas KÖSTER
  • Patent number: 10002444
    Abstract: An exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium for generating a magnetic resonance (MR) image(s) and a positron emission tomography (PET) image(s) of a tissue(s) can be provided, which can include, for example, receiving information related to a combination of MR data and PET data as a single data set, separating the information into at least two dimensions, at least one first of the dimensions corresponding to the MR data and at least one second of the dimensions corresponding to the PET data, and generating the MR image(s) and the PET image(s) based on the separated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Florian Knoll, Thomas Koesters, Ricardo Otazo, Fernando Boada, Daniel Sodickson
  • Patent number: 9972922
    Abstract: A connection terminal for connecting an electrical device to a continuous electrical conductor such as a ground conductor includes a connector body with at least one terminal connection. Each terminal connection includes a recess which extends in a direction of extension of the electrical conductor and a holding device to at least partially close the recess. The holding device is adjustable relative to the direction of extension of the electrical conductor from an open position in which the electrical conductor can be inserted into the recess to a closed position in which the holding device holds the electrical conductor in the recess. The holding device is either reversibly rotatable in a direction of rotation around an axis which extends in the direction of extension or reversibly displaceable in a sliding direction which extends transverse to the direction of extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Speith, Andreas Rutz, Thomas Köster, Lukas Bastian
  • Publication number: 20170295488
    Abstract: A method for generating a key for secure communication between a household appliance and an appliance includes the following steps: determining the key using identification information associated with the household appliance; and sending the identification information via an air interface of the household appliance in order to transmit the identification information from the household appliance to the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Nils Langhammer, Thomas Koester, Stefan Woestemeyer
  • Publication number: 20170229790
    Abstract: A connection terminal for connecting an electrical device to a continuous electrical conductor such as a ground conductor includes a connector body with at least one terminal connection. Each terminal connection includes a recess which extends in a direction of extension of the electrical conductor and a holding device to at least partially close the recess. The holding device is adjustable relative to the direction of extension of the electrical conductor from an open position in which the electrical conductor can be inserted into the recess to a closed position in which the holding device holds the electrical conductor in the recess. The holding device is either reversibly rotatable in a direction of rotation around an axis which extends in the direction of extension or reversibly displaceable in a sliding direction which extends transverse to the direction of extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Markus Speith, Andreas Rutz, Thomas Köster, Lukas Bastian
  • Publication number: 20150310653
    Abstract: An exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium for generating a magnetic resonance (MR) image(s) and a positron emission tomography (PET) image(s) of a tissue(s) can be provided, which can include, for example, receiving information related to a combination of MR data and PET data as a single data set, separating the information into at least two dimensions, at least one first of the dimensions corresponding to the MR data and at least one second of the dimensions corresponding to the PET data, and generating the MR image(s) and the PET image(s) based on the separated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: FLORIAN KNOLL, THOMAS KOESTERS, RICARDO OTAZO, FERNANDO BOADA, DANIEL SODICKSON
  • Patent number: 8465148
    Abstract: A printing machine for printing on a web includes a plurality of guide rollers for guiding the web through a simplex and a duplex path in the printing machine. The duplex path is adjacent and laterally shifted with respect to the simplex path. An apparatus for turning or laterally shifting the web and transfer the web from the simplex path to the duplex path includes four rollers. 90° twists are present between rollers 1 and 2 and between rollers 3 and 4. Rollers 1 and 4 are substantially parallel, and rollers 2 and 3 are substantially parallel. Rollers 1 and 4 are substantially at right angles to rollers 2 and 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Eckhard Bauer, Domingo Rohde, Thomas Koester, Randy Eugene Armbruster, Christopher M. Muir, Bradley Charles DeCook, Nathan J Turner, William F. Dassero
  • Patent number: 8448280
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Newton Bridge Solutions Ltd
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Publication number: 20120260439
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: NEWTON BRIDGE SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Patent number: 8234738
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Newton Bridge Solutions Ltd
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Patent number: 8169791
    Abstract: Electronic module (10), and an electric motor (12) containing one, and also a production method for one, having an electrically conductive first substrate (16) which has a basic body (54) and which has a second electrically conductive substrate (18) mounted on it, and having at least one power component which is arranged on a first substrate (16), and the second substrate (18) is fitted with further components (40) on a side (32) which is remote from the first substrate (16), where the second substrate (18) has a smaller base area (19) than the basic body (54) of the first substrate (16), and the power components (22) are mounted on the first substrate (16) outside the outer perimeter (70) of the second substrate (18)—next to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Kuno Wolf, Thomas Koester, Stefan Hornung, Wolfgang Feiler
  • Publication number: 20120067239
    Abstract: A method for turning or laterally shifting a web in a printing machine includes guiding the web successively around four rollers. Roller 2 is rotated with respect to roller 1 by about 90°, so that a strand of the web extending between the first and second rollers performs a first twist by about 90°. Rollers 1 and 3 are substantially parallel so that the strand of the web extending between the second and third rollers is straight. Roller 4 is rotated with respect to roller 3 by about 90°, so that a strand of the web extending between rollers 3 and 4 performs a second twist by about 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Eckhard Bauer, Domingo Rohde, Thomas Koester, Randy Eugene Armbruster, Christopher M. Muir, Bradley Charles DeCook, Nathan J. Turner, William F. Dassero
  • Publication number: 20120062673
    Abstract: A printing machine for printing on a web includes a plurality of guide rollers for guiding the web through a simplex and a duplex path in the printing machine. The duplex path is adjacent and laterally shifted with respect to the simplex path. An apparatus for turning or laterally shifting the web and transfer the web from the simplex path to the duplex path includes four rollers. 90° twists are present between rollers 1 and 2 and between rollers 3 and 4. Rollers 1 and 4 are substantially parallel, and rollers 2 and 3 are substantially parallel. Rollers 1 and 4 are substantially at right angles to rollers 2 and 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Eckhard Bauer, Domingo Rohde, Thomas Koester, Randy Eugene Armbruster, Christopher M. Muir, Bradley Charles DeCook, Nathan J. Turner, William F. Dassero
  • Publication number: 20110219554
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Patent number: 7987744
    Abstract: A pliers-type gripping tool includes a pair of gripping jaws, a pair of pivotally connected hand grip levers for operating the gripping jaws between an open separated condition and a closed gripping condition, and an adjusting device for varying one of the physical operating properties of the tool. In one embodiment, the hand grip levers are sectional, and the adjusting device includes an angle setting arrangement for determining the angular relationship of the sections, thereby to permit use of the tool to engage an object at a relatively inaccessible location. In a second embodiment, at least one of the levers includes a metal lever body member partially enclosed by a synthetic plastic shell member. An adjusting device controls the lateral relative positions of the lever body and shell members to adjust the effective thickness of the hand grips to correspond with the size of the hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guenther Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler, Siegfried Storm
  • Publication number: 20110131905
    Abstract: An improved cementitious panel of the type which, in use, is supported, with its upper surface in biaxial compression, by steel beams and forms part of a deck or roof in a modular structure, wherein the improvement comprises a single layer of reinforcement in the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Patent number: 7913588
    Abstract: An insulation stripping tool of the pliers-type includes an adjustable pull rod stop device for limiting the extent of travel of the longitudinally displaceable pull rod and the cutting and stripping blades connected thereto, thereby to produce only partial removal of a length of severed insulation layer from an insulated conductor. An adjustable conductor stop device is mounted on at least one of the cutting and stripping blade holders for limiting the extent to which the end of the insulated conductor is inserted into the open mouth of the stripping tool. A stationary scale is mounted on one of the handles adjacent the adjustable conductor stop device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Storm, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Guenter Hanning, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler
  • Patent number: 7900537
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes a releasable fastening device for fastening a knife cassette to at least one of the knife carrier members that are longitudinally displaced by the pivotally connected tool handle members to remove a severed length of insulation from a longitudinally-arranged insulated conductor that is clamped between by the tool gripping jaws. A U-shaped resilient fastener spring wire has leg portions that are resiliently biased apart, at least one of the legs containing a laterally extending bulge portion that extends into a corresponding locking slot contained in a side wall of the knife cassette. To release and replace the knife cassette, the protruding free extremities of the leg portions of the spring wire are displaced together, thereby to remove the leg bulge portion from the slot contained in the cassette outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guenther Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler, Siegfried Storm
  • Patent number: 7891273
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes an adjusting device for adjusting the cutting profile provided by the knife edges of a stack of parallel lamellar cutting blades pivotally connected at one end with a knife holder for independent pivotal movement about a first pivot axis parallel with the tool handle pivot axis. The knife holder is connected for longitudinal displacement on one the clamping jaws of the tool handles, thereby to remove a severed length of the insulation layer from the insulated conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guenter Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler, Siegfried Storm
  • Patent number: 7841260
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes a pair of blade holders that are removably connected with the pull rod that longitudinally displaces the blades relative to the handle shell when a severed length of insulation is stripped from the insulated conductor. A resilient ejector arrangement in provided for ejecting from the handle shell the length of stripped insulation. In order to permit use of the insulation stripping tool with insulated conductors of various sizes and diameters, a blade depth adjusting device is provided for adjusting the distance between at least one of the blade holders and the associated clamping jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Storm, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Guenter Hanning, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler