Patents by Inventor Thomas Philipp

Thomas Philipp 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: 20240155967
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application unit (10) for an agricultural application machine for applying granular material to an agriculturally used area (N), comprising a granular material portioning device (12) into which a granular material flow conveying bulk granular material can be introduced and by means of which portions (P) of granular material can be created from the granular material flow, the application unit (10) being equipped with an air separator (30) that allows air to be separated from the granular material flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Roland ARNOLD, Fabian DERTENKOETTER, Florenz HILBERT, Stefan Jan JOHANNABER, Jan Philipp RADEKE, Stephan TECKEMEYER, Thomas WIEN
  • Publication number: 20240148996
    Abstract: A speech valve for placing and fitting on a tracheostomy cannula, having a throughflow body enclosing a throughflow channel which on one side at one end has a connection for joining to a proximal end of the tracheostomy cannula, a one-way valve located at an end of the throughflow body opposite the connection, and, at a distance along the throughflow channel between the connection and the one-way valve, a valve opening is located which is closable by an overpressure valve. The overpressure valve arrangement has at least one elastically deformable valve flap which, in a first state covers the valve opening provided between the connection structure and the one-way valve on the throughflow body and, at a predefinable overpressure occurring inside the throughflow channel converts, by an overpressure-driven elastic deformation of the valve flap, to a second state, in which it at least partially exposes the valve opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Claudius STAHL, Klaus-Michael LÜCKING, Falk TAUBER, Thomas SPECK, Auth PHILIPP, Noah KNORR
  • Publication number: 20240138632
    Abstract: A device (1) for mounting a sanitary component to a wall (8) having at least: a mounting plate (2), which consists at least partially of plastic and has an adherend (3) for mounting the device (1) to the wall (8); and a metal coating (4), which is formed at least partially on a surface (5) of the adherend (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Mirco WOLTER, Hartwig PHILIPPS, Thomas VOREL
  • Patent number: 11943274
    Abstract: Portion- or tile-based video streaming concepts are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Philipp Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11927663
    Abstract: A calibration method includes (a) connecting a impedance measuring device to an impedance standard which has at least two excitation terminals for feeding an excitation signal and two measuring terminals for determining a measurement signal, and which has a fixed or adjustable impedance which corresponds to the impedance target; (b) applying a voltage signal to the excitation terminals and measuring the current flowing through the impedance standard due to the voltage signal at the measuring terminals; or supplying a current signal to the excitation terminals and measuring the dropping voltage at the measuring terminals; and (c) calibrating the impedance measuring device against the impedance standard to the impedance target. The geometrical arrangement of terminals of the impedance standard corresponds to the geometrical arrangement of the terminals of the cell of which the impedance is to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Hammerschmidt, Ulrich Roth, Jan Philipp Schmidt, Martin Stanglmaier, Christian Steinbauer
  • Publication number: 20240075675
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for heating plastic preforms, having a transport device which transports the plastic preforms along a predetermined transport path, the transport device having a circulating transport and a plurality of holding devices for holding the plastic preforms, having a plurality of heating devices which are arranged stationarily along the transport path, in such a way that the plastic preforms transported along the transport path are heated by these heating devices, the heating devices each having a plurality of heating lamps, and the apparatus having a detection device which is configured to detect a failure of the heating lamps, wherein the apparatus has a control device which is configured to control the apparatus in dependence on a number of heating lamps detected having failed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel VOGLER, Michael EIFLER, Thomas PHILIPP, Andreas PENSE, Simon MOEWES, Andreas ROTH, Wolfgang SCHOENBERGER, Robert AUST, Jochen FORSTHÖVEL, Daniel PETER
  • Patent number: 11883998
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing plastic containers has a heating device having a transport device for transporting the plastic preforms singly along a predefined transport path. The transport device has a plurality of holding devices for holding the plastic preforms, and at least one heating unit for heating the plastic preforms, wherein furthermore a rotating device is provided which rotates the plastic preforms held by the holding devices and is connected to a forming device, which transforms the plastic preforms transported by the heating device into plastic containers. The apparatus has an alignment device which enables alignment of the rotational position of the plastic preforms with respect to their longitudinal direction relative to the holding devices holding these plastic preforms and/or the apparatus has a rotational position alignment device arranged along the transport path which enables alignment of a rotational position of the holding devices with the plastic preforms arranged thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Sebastian Steger, Gerhard Schwoed, Michael Eifler, Jochen Forsthoevel, Thomas Philipp, Simon Moewes
  • Publication number: 20230404134
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating article is provided, including: an aerosol-forming substrate; an odor inhibition substrate including at least 10 different odor components; and a wrapper circumscribing at least a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, the odor inhibition substrate being provided on the wrapper. An aerosol-generating system including an aerosol-generating device including a heater, and the aerosol-generating article, is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Flavie ARAMENDY, Ricardo CALI, Thomas Philipp SALVADOR
  • Patent number: 11834794
    Abstract: In a method of operating a tamping unit of a track maintenance machine, the track maintenance machine having the tamping unit is first provided on a track bed. The tamping unit is displaced relative to the track bed. A driving force, acting on the tamping unit and required for the displacement, and acceleration acting on the tamping unit are determined. A ballast force acting between the tamping unit and the track bed is determined by way of the driving force and the acceleration, and is evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Plasser & Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Philipp
  • Publication number: 20230276854
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device is provided for an aerosol-generating article including an aerosol-forming substrate, the aerosol-generating device including: a heater configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate; an odour inhibition assembly including at least one chamber configured to receive at least one odour inhibition substrate; and a recess configured to receive the aerosol-generating article, the at least one chamber being isolated from the recess such that air is unable to pass from the chamber to the recess through the aerosol-generating device. An aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating device and at least one odour inhibition substrate in the at least one chamber is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Flavie ARAMENDY, Ricardo CALI, Thomas Philipp SALVADOR
  • Publication number: 20230257939
    Abstract: A tamping machine has a tamping unit for simultaneously tamping sleepers of a track that are positioned directly behind one another. Tamping unit segments are arranged one behind the other. Each tamping unit segment has a height-adjustable tamping tool carrier on which opposing tamping tools are mounted that are coupled to a vibration drive via squeezing cylinders. The respective vibration drive has an eccentric shaft with first and second eccentric discs, the axes of symmetry of which, together with a common axis of rotation, span two eccentric planes that enclose a relative angle to one another. A first squeezing cylinder is mounted on the first eccentric disc. An opposing second squeezing cylinder is mounted on the second eccentric disc. Cylinder axes of the opposing squeezing cylinders enclose a position angle which is approximated to the relative angle of the eccentric planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Philipp, Josef Hofstätter
  • Publication number: 20230191684
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing plastic containers has a heating device having a transport device for transporting the plastic preforms singly along a predefined transport path. The transport device has a plurality of holding devices for holding the plastic preforms, and at least one heating unit for heating the plastic preforms, wherein furthermore a rotating device is provided which rotates the plastic preforms held by the holding devices and is connected to a forming device, which transforms the plastic preforms transported by the heating device into plastic containers. The apparatus has an alignment device which enables alignment of the rotational position of the plastic preforms with respect to their longitudinal direction relative to the holding devices holding these plastic preforms and/or the apparatus has a rotational position alignment device arranged along the transport path which enables alignment of a rotational position of the holding devices with the plastic preforms arranged thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Sebastian STEGER, Gerhard SCHWOED, Michael EIFLER, Jochen FORSTHOEVEL, Thomas PHILIPP, Simon MOEWES
  • Publication number: 20230151556
    Abstract: A system for working on a track with a track maintenance machine has a machine controller and a work unit controlled thereby, with sensors being arranged to monitor the work unit. In this context, the sensors are coupled to a data acquisition module for the separate recording of sensor data, with the data acquisition module being connected to a computing unit in which a first algorithm for calculating result data from the sensor data is set up. In this way, the system contains additional structural components for processing sensor signals. With the data acquisition module and the computing unit, different evaluations of the working mode can be performed independently of an existing monitoring function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventor: THOMAS PHILIPP
  • Patent number: 11618487
    Abstract: A rail-guided permanent way machine is operated by means of a control device in such a way that at least one state variable (Z) of the permanent way machine is determined in dependence on an operating state, and the at least one state variable is compared to at least one pre-defined limit value (GW, GS) for monitoring a derailment safety of the permanent way machine. Thus, the derailment safety of the permanent way machine is determined in accordance with the current operating state and monitored. As a result, the permanent way machine has an expanded operating range and increased performance and thus increased efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Plasser & Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Philipp
  • Patent number: 11542666
    Abstract: A method performs compaction of a track ballast bed by use of a tamping unit having two oppositely positioned tamping tools which, actuated with a vibration, are lowered into the track ballast bed during a tamping operation and moved towards one another with a squeezing motion. In this, it is provided that at least one variable vibration parameter is specified in dependence on a duration of penetration into the track ballast bed, until a required penetration depth of the tamping tools has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Plasser & Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Thomas Philipp
  • Publication number: 20220369705
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device has a body configured to receive an aerosol-generating substrate; a heating element configured to heat the aerosol-generating substrate; a power source operatively connected to the heating element; a controller configured to control the power source and the heating element; and a switch comprising a sensor to detect presence of an actuator. The switch is operatively connected to the controller. A method for using the aerosol-generating device includes placing the actuator adjacent the sensor and detecting the presence of the actuator; and controlling power supply to the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Clement Besso, Ricardo Cali, Thomas Philipp Salvador
  • Patent number: 11383421
    Abstract: ABSTRACT The invention provides a method for leakage detection in a device for shaping container preforms, comprising a compressed air system which is connected to a compressed air source and comprises at least two fluidically connected regions that can be separated from each other and/or from the environment by shut-off elements. The method comprises a leakage test run conducted in an automated manner in which at least one of the blocking elements and/or the compressed air supply into the compressed air system is controlled in such a way that it can be determined separately for each region whether compressed air escapes therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Philipp, Robert Aust, Thomas Kitzinger, Dieter Finger, Thomas Rauschendorfer
  • Patent number: 11331846
    Abstract: A forming unit (20) for forming plastic preforms into plastic bottles, wherein the forming unit comprises a blow mould (20) having a first lateral portion (4), a second lateral portion (6) and a bottom portion (2), wherein said lateral portions as well as the bottom portion (2) form a cavity (15), within which the plastic preforms (10) can be formed into the plastic bottles, wherein the bottom portion (2) can be moved relative to the lateral portions (4) in a closed condition of the blow mould, wherein the forming unit (20) comprises a drive unit in order to move the bottom portion (2) relative to the lateral portions (4, 6), wherein the drive unit preferably has a movable piston element (32) which ist movable along a predefined stroke path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Pense, Thomas Philipp, Gerald Huettner, Dieter Finger, Andreas Steiner
  • Publication number: 20220056647
    Abstract: The invention relates to a track maintenance machine having a tamping unit for tamping sleepers of a track lying in a ballast bed, including a tool carrier which is mounted for vertical adjustment on an assembly frame and on which tamping tools are arranged so as to be squeezable towards one another, wherein the tool carrier is coupled to a vertical adjustment drive actuated by means of a control device. In this, a control circuit is set up for controlling a lowering motion of the tool carrier, the control circuit including a controller, a setting device for the vertical adjustment drive and a measuring device for recording the lowering motion. With this, it is possible to provide an optimal course for the lowering motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Plasser & Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas PHILIPP, Reinhard BOECK
  • Publication number: 20220034043
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tamping assembly for tamping sleepers of a track, including a tamping unit having oppositely positioned tamping tools mounted on a vertically adjustable tool carrier, the tamping tools being coupled in each case via a squeezing drive to a vibration drive, wherein each tamping tool comprises a pivot lever rotatable about a pivot axis and at least one tamping tool mount for accommodating at least one tamping tine. In this, a first squeezing drive is coupled directly to the vibration drive and articulatedly connected to a first pivot lever, and a second squeezing drive is coupled to the vibration drive via a separate coupling unit and articulatedly connected to a link, mounted on the tool carrier, as well as to a second pivot lever. In this manner, the tamping unit can be configured in a very compact way with squeezing drives being arranged one below the other, wherein forces and momentums occurring during operation can be easily controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Plasser & Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas PHILIPP