Patents by Inventor Thomas Kern

Thomas Kern 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: 20210078123
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a handheld work apparatus having a work tool. The work apparatus defines a longitudinal plane and includes a handle having a longitudinal axis. The blocking lever is mounted so as to be pivotable about a rotational axis. The blocking lever blocks the actuating lever in a blocking or disable position and enables the actuating lever for actuation in at least one operating enable position. In the direction of view perpendicular to the longitudinal plane, the longitudinal axis of the handle and the rotational axis of the blocking lever conjointly define an angle (?). The angle (?) lies in a range of from 10° to 60°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Felix Oberhofer, Marcus Jenke, Franziska Kern, Thomas Maier, Verena Mann, Lars Bathke, Roland Mandel, Benedikt Posner
  • Patent number: 10951240
    Abstract: A method for detecting a code word is proposed, wherein the code word is a code word of one of at least two codes, wherein n states are read from memory cells of a memory, respectively. The n states are determined in a time domain for each of the at least two codes, wherein additionally n states are read from further memory cells and at least one reference value is determined therefrom and wherein the at least one reference value is taken as a basis for determining which of the at least two codes is the correct code. A corresponding device is furthermore specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Michael Goessel
  • Publication number: 20210050639
    Abstract: A battery housing for a battery, e.g., a directly fluid temperature-controllable battery of a motor vehicle, is disclosed. The battery housing includes a housing pot including a pot base and a pot collar that projects from the pot base at an angle. The housing pot delimits a housing interior, through which a dielectric temperature-control fluid can flow, for receiving one or more battery cell modules. A fluid chamber is disposed on a chamber side of the pot collar and is connected in a fluidically communicating manner to the housing interior via a plurality of apertures present in the pot collar. The fluid chamber is delimited by a chamber collar that projects outwards from the pot collar and defines a chamber opening that can be closed by a cover. At least one electrical line is arranged at least partially in the fluid chamber and passes through at least one aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ingo Haeusler, Thomas Kalmbach, Christan Kern, Ruediger Knauss, Alireza Mirsadraee, Peter Nowak, Dennis Riegraf, Karl-Ulrich Schmid-Walderich, Mario Wallisch
  • Patent number: 10903859
    Abstract: A solution is proposed for processing data bits, in which the data bits are transformed into first data bytes by means of a first transformation, in which the first data bytes are stored in a memory, in which second data bytes are read from the memory, in which each of the second data bytes, when there is no error, is a codeword of a block error code and in which one error signal per second data byte is determined that indicates whether or not this second data byte is a codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Michael Goessel, Thomas Rabenalt
  • Publication number: 20200371864
    Abstract: A method for detecting an address error when reading a bitstream from a memory is proposed, wherein a check is carried out as to whether the bitstream in conjunction with the present read address is a code word of an error code and wherein, should the bitstream in conjunction with the present read address not be a code word of the error code, an address error is subsequently detected provided the error code does not correct an error correctable thereby. Accordingly, an apparatus, a system and a computer program product are specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Klaus Oberlaender, Christian Badack, Michael Goessel
  • Publication number: 20200350931
    Abstract: A method for detecting a code word is proposed, wherein the code word is a code word of one of at least two codes, wherein n states are read from memory cells of a memory, respectively. The n states are determined in a time domain for each of the at least two codes, wherein additionally n states are read from further memory cells and at least one reference value is determined therefrom and wherein the at least one reference value is taken as a basis for determining which of the at least two codes is the correct code. A corresponding device is furthermore specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Michael Goessel
  • Publication number: 20200341127
    Abstract: A sensor device for determining a distance and/or speed of an object, including a transmitting unit for emitting light of at least one frequency onto the object, the transmitting unit being designed for emitting light in at least one angular range, the light in the angular range being time-dependent varied essentially simultaneously with frequencies in different frequency ranges, a receiving unit for receiving light reflected by the object, the receiving unit being designed for scanning the received light in the particular frequency range at at least two points in time, and an evaluation unit, which is designed for determining the distance and/or the speed of the object on the basis of the emitted light and the points in time at which the received light was scanned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Brosche, Oliver Kern
  • Patent number: 10808441
    Abstract: A sliding roller assembly includes a plurality of blocks, configured to be connected in series, at least one roller device provided between each of the plurality of blocks, where the roller device includes a main body having at least one roller bearing disposed in the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GOLDBRECHT INC.
    Inventors: Marcel Fontijn, Thomas Kern
  • Patent number: 10812109
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for determining in parallel of at least two byte error position signals for identifying at least one byte error in a binary sequence comprising a plurality of bytes, wherein the binary sequence in the error-free case is a code word of an error code, the circuit arrangement is configured such that each of the at least two byte error position signals is determinable using components of an error syndrome of the error code such that the components indicate whether or not a byte of the binary sequence that is associated with the byte error position signal is erroneous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Christian Badack, Michael Goessel
  • Patent number: 10809219
    Abstract: A sensor (100) for detecting a state of a fluid within a microfluidic plate (120) is disclosed. The sensor (100) comprises at least a first planar electrode (102) and a second planar electrode (104) arranged parallel to one another so as to form an electric capacitor (106). The first planar electrode (102) and the second planar electrode (104) are configured to generate an electric field (114) within the fluid, wherein the sensor (100) is configured to detect the state of the fluid by means of a capacitance of the electric capacitor (106). Further, a system (116) for controlling a preparation of a sample including a fluid is disclosed. Furthermore, a method for detecting a state of a fluid within a microfluidic plate (120) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio Cherubini, Michal Dobrzynski, Paul Federer, Thomas Kern, Lukas Schneider
  • Patent number: 10793305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a packed bale of highly compacted filter tow material. A compressed filter tow bale is first provided in cuboid shape in a baler. Then the compressed filter tow bale is packaged, having an air-tight packaging sleeve fully enclosing the compressed filter tow bale. According to the invention, the packaging sleeve is applied to the compressed filter tow bales such that at least 80%, preferably at least 90% and more preferably at least 95%, of the packaging sleeve is directly adjacent to the highly compacted filter tow material and touches, or is at least spaced less than 15 mm from, the highly compacted filter tow material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Rhodia Acetow GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Krumrey, Dietmar Kern
  • Publication number: 20200301614
    Abstract: What is specified is a method for transforming a first binary signal read from a memory, wherein the first binary signal is transformed into a second binary signal provided that the first binary signal is a code word or a predefined code word of a k-out-of-n code, wherein the first binary signal is transformed into a predefined signal provided that the first binary signal is not a code word or is not a predefined code word of the k-out-of-n code, wherein the predefined signal is different than the second binary signal. A corresponding device is furthermore specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Michael Goessel, Thomas Rabenalt
  • Patent number: 10776259
    Abstract: A method for data processing is disclosed. A blank state is determined for several data bits based on a majority decision. Each data bit is represented by a group of at least two memory cells. The at least two memory cells of this group are complementary cells of a differential read memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Jan Otterstedt, Thomas Kern
  • Publication number: 20200153060
    Abstract: An accumulator arrangement may include a plurality of battery cells stacked in an X direction to form at least one battery block, a housing with at least one part interior in which the battery block may be arranged, and a cooling device for cooling the battery cells, a cooling fluid being flowable through the cooling device. The battery block may have first and second contact sides lying opposite one another in a Y direction, first and second support sides lying opposite one another in a Z direction, and two clamping sides lying opposite one another in the X direction. The battery block in the part interior may be able to be at least one of flowed around by the cooling fluid multilaterally and flowed through at least partially, so that the part interior forms a part of the cooling device through which the cooling fluid is flowable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ingo Haeusler, Thomas Kalmbach, Christian Kern, Ruediger Knauss, Alireza Mirsadraee, Heiko Neff, Peter Nowak, Markus Plandowski, Dennis Riegraf, Karl-Ulrich Schmid-Walderich, Mario Wallisch
  • Publication number: 20200119415
    Abstract: An accumulator may include a plurality of accumulator cells arranged adjacent to one another in a stacking direction, a plurality of cell holders for holding the accumulator cells, each cell holder holding two successive accumulator cells, and a cooling plate arranged between and in heat-transferring contact with the two successive accumulator cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ingo Haeusler, Thomas Kalmbach, Christian Kern, Ruediger Knauss, Alireza Mirsadraee, Peter Nowak, Markus Plandowski, Dennis Riegraf, Karl-Ulrich Schmid-Walderich, Mario Wallisch
  • Patent number: 10623026
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for determining a correction signal on the basis of at least one bit error of a binary word is specified, including a plurality of subcircuits (ST), wherein a respective subcircuit is provided for a bit position to be corrected of the binary word, wherein each of the subcircuits provides at least two locator polynomial values, and comprising a selection unit, which determines a correction signal depending on the locator polynomial values and depending on an error signal (err, E). A method for driving such a circuit arrangement is furthermore proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Christian Badack, Michael Goessel
  • Publication number: 20200104206
    Abstract: A method for compensating for a read error is disclosed, wherein each of n states are read from memory cells of a memory, the states being determined in a time domain. If the n states do not form a code word of a k-from-n code, a plurality of states from the n states, which were determined within a reading window, are provided with a first valid assignment and fed to an error processing stage. If the error processing does not indicate an error, the n states are further processed with the first valid assignment, and if the error processing indicates an error, the plurality of states that were determined within the reading window are provided with a second valid assignment and the n states are further processed with the second valid assignment. Accordingly, a device, a system and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Michael Goessel
  • Patent number: 10599350
    Abstract: A method is suggested for updating a memory comprising a first memory area and a second memory area, the method comprising the steps: (a) using a first image of data that is stored in the first memory area while writing a second image of data to the second memory area; (b) switching to using the second image of data that is stored in the second memory area; (c) writing an inverse image of the second image to the first memory area; and (d) using the first memory area and the second memory area as a differential memory. Also, a corresponding device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Ulrich Backhausen
  • Publication number: 20200089418
    Abstract: The disclosure proposes a circuit including a memory which has a multiplicity of memory cells, the memory having a first area and a second area, at least one memory cell comprising a part of the first area and a part of the second area, the first area having a lower reliability than the second area, and the circuit being set up in such a manner that first bits are stored in the first area and second bits are stored in the second area. A circuit for reading the memory and methods for writing to and reading the memory are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kern, Michael Goessel, Albrecht Mayer
  • Patent number: 10585006
    Abstract: Overheat and fire detection for aircraft systems includes an optical controller and a fiber optic loop extending from the optical controller. The fiber optic loop extends through one or more zones of the aircraft. An optical signal is transmitted through the fiber optic loop from the optical controller and is also received back at the optical controller. The optical controller analyzes the optical signal to determine the temperature, strain, or both experienced within the zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilson, David William Frasure, Mark Thomas Kern, Mark Sherwood Miller, Scott Kenneth Newlin, Chris George Georgoulias, Stefan Coreth, Ken Bell