Patents by Inventor Thomas Lutz

Thomas Lutz 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: 20200148060
    Abstract: A display device for representing information on a display includes at least one display module and at least one cover glass, wherein mechanical insulation is arranged between the display module and the cover glass, and at least one actuator is designed to induce a movement of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas KRATZ, Stefan LUTZ, Zongru YANG
  • Publication number: 20200121097
    Abstract: A modular shelving system includes a plurality of shelves, each shelf having a length and defining a first passage, a second passage, a first channel, and a second channel that each extend the full length of their respective shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Phillip C. Bartoszek, Ernie Katris
  • Patent number: 10610683
    Abstract: A patch for a therapeutic electrical stimulation device includes a shoe connected to the first side of the patch, the shoe including a body extending in a longitudinal direction from a first end to a second end, and having first and second surfaces, the first end of the shoe defining at least two ports, and the first surface of the shoe defining a connection member. The patch also includes at least one conductor positioned in the ports of the first end of the shoe. The shoe is configured for sliding insertion into a receptacle defined by a controller so that the conductor is connected to the controller to deliver electrical current from the controller, through the conductor, and to the electrodes, and the connection member is at least partially captured by a detent defined by the controller in the receptacle to retain the shoe within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DJO, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Jerome Bachinski, Richard Paul Shindley, Dennis Lutz
  • Publication number: 20200093346
    Abstract: A household dishwasher includes a dishwasher cavity defining a treatment chamber, a loading unit accommodated in the treatment chamber for holding items to be washed, a washing apparatus configured to apply washing liquid to the treatment chamber, and a fan wheel mounted in the treatment chamber above the loading unit for rotation in a blow-off operating phase such that the fan wheel draws in air from the treatment chamber, accelerates and moves the air forward and downward as an air flow in the treatment chamber. The air flow strikes a blow-off region at a top of the loading unit and blowing off washing liquid from atop the items being washed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Stephan Lutz, Michael Georg Rosenbauer, Norbert Gerstner, Alexander Almus, Thomas Burggraf
  • Patent number: 10583617
    Abstract: A method and an automatic layup system for making a stack of a plurality of composite plies are presented. The automatic layup system includes a stacking assembly located in a first plane and a layup tool located in a second plane parallel to the first plane. The stacking assembly and the layup tool are movable towards each other. The method includes the steps of (a) providing one or more composite sheets between the layup tool and the stacking assembly, (b) generating a first composite ply from the one or more composite sheets, (c) placing the first composite ply on the layup tool by the stacking assembly by bringing the stacking assembly and the layup tool close to each other, and (d) repeating the steps (b) and (c) for generating and placing a second composite ply on the first composite ply, which is placed on the layup tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sultan Shair, Andreas Lutz, Martin Petersen, Matthew Hall Beaumont, Mathias Ernst Messmer, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas Kluge, Christopher James Madsen
  • Patent number: 10586665
    Abstract: An electric power tool has a tool receptacle and a tool housing in which a drive motor for driving the tool receptacle is arranged. The drive motor is switchable on and off via an electric switch. An operating part for indirectly actuating the switch is arranged on the tool housing and extends approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the tool housing. The operating part is lever-like and is pivotably arranged on the tool housing. An actuating member of the switch is displaceable approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis by an actuating force that acts on the operating part approximately perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis. The drive motor is switched on by the actuating force acting on the operating part against a restoring force of the switch, and the drive motor is switched off automatically, via the restoring force, when the operating part is released by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Esenwein, Manfred Lutz, Achim Trick, Thomas Schomisch
  • Patent number: 10570989
    Abstract: A balancing weight dispenser has a balancing weight storage space for storing a belt of balancing weights on a reel, a belt guide, and a cutter at one end of and/or along a length of the belt guide. The cutter comprises a knife, which is fixedly attached to the balancing weight dispenser. For delivery of a required amount of balancing weight mass, the belt of balancing weights is pulled from the reel until the desired number of balancing weights has been obtained. In the next step, the belt of balancing weights is cut, preferably between two adjacent balancing weights, to separate the selected portion of balancing weights from the remaining belt of balancing weights. The remaining belt falls back to the guide and remains in a desired position for receiving the next portion of balancing weights. This manually operated balancing weight dispenser can be provided at significantly lower costs compared to the automated high performance balancing weight dispensers as known from the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Hornung, Michael Lutz
  • Patent number: 10561310
    Abstract: A bite block includes a body defining a first side wall, a second side wall, a first bite surface extending between the first side wall and the second side wall, and a second bite surface extending between the first side wall and the second side wall. A window is formed as part of the first side wall, an LED is positioned within the body and positioned to emit light through the window, and a power supply is positioned within the body and is connected to the LED. A switch is positioned within the body and is actuatable through the second side wall to selectively provide power to the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris, Phillip Bartoszek, Peter Katris
  • Patent number: 10557455
    Abstract: A wind turbine is presented. The wind turbine includes a tower, a rotor coupled to the tower, and a plurality of blades coupled to the rotor, wherein each of the plurality of blades comprises a root and a plurality of root inserts positioned circumferentially along the root. Each of the root inserts includes a metal bushing including an outer surface and a plurality of grooves formed at least on the outer surface, a core coupled to the metal bushing, and a plurality of layers wrapped around the metal bushing and the core, wherein a layer of the plurality of layers comprises a different fiber orientation from a fiber orientation of another layer of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mathias Ernst Messmer, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas Merzhaeuser, Martin Petersen, Andreas Lutz
  • Publication number: 20200032536
    Abstract: Swimming pool or spa gas heaters, cabinets, water header manifolds, and heat exchangers therefor are provided in accordance with the present disclosure, including: gas heaters having an air gap between a cabinet and combustion chamber to reduce heat transfer to sides of the cabinet; gas heaters having a user interface that is repositionable on a top panel; gas heater cabinets including a removable top panel that can be hung on a side panel; gas heaters having a built-in dual junction box; gas heaters having a top-accessible igniter and burner that are interlocked to maintain positioning thereof; adaptable water manifolds including connectable inlet and outlet fittings that adjust effective inlet and outlet positions; heat exchangers having a plurality of tube-and-fin subassemblies arranged in a semi-circular configuration; and water manifolds including internal cartridges that divide the water manifold into a plurality of chambers for improved circulation through a heat exchanger are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Isaac Corn, Michael Damion Mercer, Robert Thomas Lutz, Norman Gregory Beaty, Vance Elliot Willis, Benoit Orban, Patrick Mainville, William Julian Roy
  • Publication number: 20200017089
    Abstract: A hydraulic block for a hydraulic assembly of a slip control system of a hydraulic vehicle brake system includes a metal-plastic composite part with a metal part and a further part. The metal part includes sleeve-like brake line ports, sleeve-like valve receptacles, sleeve-like pump receptacles, and pipes as connecting lines. The further part is a plastic part that is injection-molded around the metal part to form the hydraulic block in a cuboid shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Zander, Bernd Lutz, Michael Loeffler
  • Patent number: 10525581
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool includes an electric motor, a housing, and a housing cover. The housing includes an opening located in the vicinity of carbon brushes of the electric motor, such that the carbon brushes can be removed through the opening in the housing. The housing cover includes air inlets through which cooling air can flow into the interior of the housing. The opening in the housing is detachably closed by the housing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Esenwein, Peter Stierle, Manfred Lutz, Thomas Schomisch
  • Patent number: 10527176
    Abstract: A seat valve with electromagnetic actuation having switching noises during closure of the seat valve should be noticeably reduced independently of a temperature of a fluid in the seat valve, without considerably increasing the production costs of the seat valve. A sealing body of the seat valve is produced from a plastic which is selected from the group (PEEK, PEI, PASU and LCP), and the flow of force for fastening and for transmitting structure-borne sound from a sealing seat to a fastening surface has at least one transition from a metallic component to a component composed of plastic and a transition from the component composed of plastic to a fastening surface of some other metallic component. The seat valve may be used in hydraulic brake systems of vehicles, but also in gear mechanisms or hydraulic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Thomas Magnete GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Petri, Stefan Pilz, Thomas Lütz, Marco Jung, Willi Schäfer, Julia Bieler
  • Publication number: 20190358802
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool, in particular an angle grinder, includes a drive unit, a machine housing, and a user interface unit. The machine housing surrounds the drive unit. The drive unit is configured to transmit a motion to an output unit. The user interface unit is configured to operate the hand-held power tool, and is either (i) positioned on an inner element of the hand-held power tool, in particular a flat outer surface of the inner element, or (ii) connected to the inner element, in particular the flat outer surface of the inner element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Achim Trick, Elmar Feder, Manfred Lutz, Peter Stierle, Thomas Schomisch
  • Patent number: 10478850
    Abstract: At the rear end, the powder cup spray gun has an injector, a powder cup and a receptacle for the powder cup. The powder inlet of the injector is connected to the receptacle. The powder cup and the receptacle are designed in such a way that the powder cup can be fitted into the receptacle. In addition, a grip with a connection for conveying air, a connection for atomising air, and a connection for metering air is provided. The connection for the conveying air and the connection for the metering air are connected to the injector via lines running in the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wagner International AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schwarz, Rene Schmid, Gilbert Lutz, Karsten Juterbock, Pierre Plascar
  • Publication number: 20190322967
    Abstract: A layer that is present on the inner side of barrique barrels, produced by wood toasting, is responsible for sensory enhancement of the wine stored therein. The extraction of these substances, so-called tannins, is greatest in a new barrique barrel and decreases as the barrel is used for a second and third time, thus increasing the storage time. It is not common to use the barrel more than three times. This results in considerable costs and material expenditure for the barrique barrels. In view of this, the aim of the present invention is to provide a barrique barrel that can be reconditioned. For this purpose, barrel staves are joined to form layered rings, which are assembled in layers to form a barrel instead of arranging the staves vertically as in conventional barrels. As the result of a detachable connection between the staves and the layered rings, the barrel can be disassembled and ground on the inside so that the barrel staves can be toasted again and assembled to form a new barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: rebarriQue Verwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas LUTZ
  • Patent number: 10429045
    Abstract: A light member includes a housing having a top side and a bottom side. The top side faces away from a space to be lit, and the bottom side faces the space to be lit. A lighting control region is disposed on the bottom side of the housing that illuminates the space and has a first control channel, a second control channel, and a neutral channel. A first light-emitting module is electrically connected to the first control channel and the neutral channel and a second light-emitting module is electrically connected to the second control channel and the neutral channel. A switch assembly is coupled to the housing and is operable to selectively deliver power to the first control channel and the second control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz
  • Patent number: 10420912
    Abstract: A system for influencing the senses of a person in a room for measuring and/or influencing physiological parameters of the person is provided. The person is substantially stationary and lying in the room during the measurement and/or influencing. The system includes a sound insulating apparatus for screening off acoustically active devices with respect to the person. The acoustically active devices serve for measuring and/or influencing the physiological parameters in the room, and an optical display apparatus for offering optical stimuli and/or signals for the person in the field of view of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Graft Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
    Inventors: Alawi Lütz, Claudia Spies, Thomas Willemeit, Annette Finke
  • Patent number: 10413710
    Abstract: Drainage systems for excess body fluids and associated methods are disclosed herein. A drainage system in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology can include, for example, a drainage catheter, a first reference line, a second reference line, and a pressure sensor assembly. The catheter can include a flexible interface member and an inlet can be placed in fluid communication with a site of excess body fluid within a patient. A first flexible region of the first reference line can be in pressure communication with the flexible interface member, and a second flexible region of the second reference line can be in pressure communication with the surrounding atmosphere. The pressure sensor assembly can be spaced apart from the flexible regions, and measure the pressures of the first and second reference lines. This information can be used to determine the pressure at the site of excess body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Barry Lutz, Samuel R. Browd, Thomas Clement, Brian Cran, Joel Relethford
  • Patent number: 10393280
    Abstract: A seat valve with electromagnetic actuation combines, in one device, the functions of a seat valve, of a pressure-limiting valve and optionally also of one or more check valves. Furthermore, the switching noise of the seat valve function is reduced. In a de-energized state of an electromagnet, a fluid flow from a port P to a port TNC occurs only if a pressure difference between the ports P and TNC exceeds a limit value of ?pG, wherein the force of the specified pressure difference overcomes the force of a spring and therefore pushes a first sealing body out of a first sealing seat, and in the energized state of the electromagnet, a fluid flow from port P to port TNC occurs even in the case of a pressure difference less than ?pG if the force of the electromagnet together with the force of the pressure difference between the ports P and TNC overcomes the force of the spring, wherein the sum of the specified forces pushes the first sealing body out of the first sealing seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Thomas Magnete GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Petri, Thomas Lütz, Stefan Pilz