Patents by Inventor Thomas Philipps

Thomas Philipps 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: 20230029070
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for providing image quality feedback during a medical imaging examination includes at least one electronic processor (20) programmed to: receive a live video feed (17) of a display (6) of an imaging device controller (4) of an imaging device (2) performing the medical imaging examination; extract a preview image (12) from the live video feed; perform an image analysis (38) on the extracted preview image to determine whether the extracted preview image satisfies an alert criterion; and output an alert (30) when the extracted preview image satisfies the alert criterion as determined by the image analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas BUELOW, Tanja NORDHOFF, Tim Philipp HARDER, Hrishikesh Narayanrao DESHPANDE, Olga STAROBINETS
  • 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: 20220386983
    Abstract: Method for assessing a position of a patient with respect to an automatic exposure control chamber, AEC chamber (11, 12), for a medical exam, wherein a patient is positioned between an X-ray source and the AEC chamber (11, 12); comprising the steps:—acquiring (S10) an X-ray image (32) of at least part of the patient, wherein the AEC chamber is configured for detecting a radiation dose of the X-ray source;—determining (S20), by the control unit, a position of the AEC chamber (11, 12) with respect to the patient from the acquired X-ray image (32);—determining (S30), by the control unit, an exam protocol performed on the patient dependent on the medical exam to be performed on the patient and determining, by the control unit, an ideal position of the AEC chamber (11, 12) with respect to the patient dependent on the exam protocol, wherein the ideal position relates to a position of the patient relative to the AEC chamber (11, 12), in which the detected radiation dose is reliable for the medical exam; and—determin
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: TIM PHILIPP HARDER, THOMAS BUELOW, STEWART YOUNG, JENS VON BERG, SVEN KROENKE, DANIEL BYSTROV, ANDRÉ GOOSSEN
  • Patent number: 11521081
    Abstract: Provided is a method for the computer-assisted creation of digital rules for monitoring a technical system. In the method, an ontology is used, which contains a plurality of classes including classes of components of the technical system and classes of operating state characteristics of the technical system and contains semantic relations between the classes. By means of a user interface, a user can formulate abstract rules by means of the classes and the semantic relations from the ontology. The abstract rules are converted into concrete rules valid for the specific technical system in an automated manner. The method has the advantage that corresponding rules no longer have to be formulated individually for individual technical systems by the user. Instead, abstract rules only have to be created one time for identical or similar technical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Sebastian-Philipp Brandt, Gulnar Mehdi, Mikhail Roshchin, Thomas Runkler
  • Publication number: 20220375081
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for manually auditing a set (30) of images having quality ratings (38) for an image quality metric assigned to the respective images of the set of images by an automatic quality assessment process (40) includes at least one electronic processor (20) programmed to: generate quality rating confidence values (42) indicative of confidence of the quality ratings for the respective images; select a subset (32) of the set of images for manual review based at least on the quality rating confidence values; and provide a user interface (UI) (27) via which only the subset of the set of images is presented and via which manual quality ratings (46) for the image quality metric are received for only the subset of the set of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: THOMAS BUELOW, TIM PHILIPP HARDER, STEWART YOUNG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220367966
    Abstract: A degassing channel for a battery in a motor vehicle designed to be arranged on a cell pack of the battery, which cell pack includes at least one battery cell, which has a releasable cell-degassing opening. The degassing channel has a first channel wall with a releasable wall opening that is assigned only to the cell-degassing opening, which wall opening can be released by a gas pressure of a gas escaping from the assigned cell-degassing opening when the degassing channel is arranged on the cell pack, so that the escaping gas can be directed through the released wall opening into an interior of the degassing channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Tim HAEMMERLE, Thomas MILDE, Markus SANDFORT, Martin SCHUESSLER, Markus THURMEIER, Jan-Philipp WEBERPALS
  • Publication number: 20220320287
    Abstract: An IGBT includes a drift region of a first conductivity type, a plurality of trenches laterally confining both first type mesas having a respective source region and a respective body region and second type mesas. A shield region does for example not laterally overlap with the second type mesa, but only with the first type mesa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Kurzmann, Christian Philipp Sandow, Thomas Soellradl
  • Patent number: 11407097
    Abstract: A drive base module of a modularly constructed multifunctional handheld machine is configured to connect to at least one attachment device. The drive base module includes at least one connection device including at least one drive-technological interface and/or a data-technological interface configured to connect to the at least one attachment device. The drive base module further includes at least one drive unit configured to drive the at least one attachment device in a state in which the at least one attachment device is connected to the at least one connection device. The drive base module further includes at least one rechargeable battery unit; and at least one information output unit configured to output information to an operator acoustically and/or haptically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Czirjak, Dominik Meier, Anne Purper, Laszlo Gergely, Istvan Szell, Thomas Hampel, Aniko Beres, Zoltan Varga, Dennis Garcia-Franco, Guenther Schlachter, Hendrik Hesse, Timo Etzel, Bence Simko, Daniel-Philipp Friedmann
  • Patent number: 11398652
    Abstract: A storage cell for an energy store includes a cell housing in which storage means for storing electric energy are received, at least one connection which is arranged outside of the cell housing and via which the electric energy stored by the storage means can be provided, and at least one electric heating element arranged within the cell housing for heating the storage cell. The cell housing has a connection region, in which the heating element within the cell housing is electrically connected to the cell housing. At least one connection device is provided, having at least one connection element that has a first connection part, which is electrically connected to the cell housing outside of the cell housing and is made of a first material, and a second connection part, which is electrically connected to the first connection part and is made of a second material that differs from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Bauer, Thomas Hammerschmidt, Simon Nuernberger, Jan Philipp Schmidt
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220214671
    Abstract: In order to provide a method for analysing quality deficiencies of workpieces, preferably vehicle bodies and/or vehicle attachment parts, in particular after and/or whilst passing through a production process in industrial-method plants, preferably after and/or whilst passing through a painting process in painting plants, by means of which method quality deficiencies can be avoided and/or by means of which method quality deficiency causes in the production process can be determined, avoided and/or remedied, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the method comprises the following steps: creating a workpiece-specific data set, uniquely assigned to a workpiece, at the start of a production process, in particular at the start of a painting process and/or creating a workpiece-carrier-specific data set, uniquely assigned to a workpiece carrier, at the start of a production process, in particular at the start of a painting process; supplementing the workpiece-specific data set while a workpiece is
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Alt, Jan-Philipp Schuh, Ralf Schurer, Markus Hummel, Jens Berner, Jens Häcker, Thomas Hezel, Frank Herre, Michael Zabel, Dietmar Wieland, Philipp Oetinger, Robin Heim
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210395953
    Abstract: A method for compacting a ballast bed, on which railroad ties and track rails secured thereto are supported, uses a work assembly which is arranged on a track construction machine that can be moved on the track. During a compaction process, a signal is detected and a characteristic variable is derived therefrom by an analysis device in order to evaluate the quality of the ballast bed. The work assembly contains an electric drive, by which the compaction process is at least partly carried out. At least one operating variable of the electric drive is supplied to the analysis device, and a ballast bed characteristic variable is derived from the operating variable by the analysis device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: THOMAS PHILIPP, HARALD DAXBERGER, FLORIAN AUER
  • Patent number: 11179750
    Abstract: For tamping a track, tamping tines are squeezed towards one another in pairs by a squeezing cylinder. A vibration is superimposed on a linear lift motion of a squeezing piston movable in the squeezing cylinder. The vibration is generated by a vibration piston which is arranged in the squeezing cylinder and which is movable independently of the squeezing piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Plasser & Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Thomas Philipp
  • Patent number: 11053644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tamping unit (1) for tamping sleepers (3) of a track (4), comprising oppositely positioned tamping tools (14, 17) which are connected in each case to a squeezing cylinder (9, 15) for generating a squeezing motion, wherein an eccentric drive (11) is provided for generating a vibratory motion. In this, it is provided that a first squeezing cylinder (9) is connected mechanically to the eccentric drive (11), and that a first pressure chamber (18) of the first squeezing cylinder (9) is connected hydraulically via a connecting line (22, 27) to a second pressure chamber (20) of a second squeezing cylinder (15) in order to transmit a pressure change, generated in the first pressure chamber (18) by means of the eccentric drive (11), to the second pressure chamber (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Piasser & Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Thomas Philipp
  • Publication number: 20210107206
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas PHILIPP, Robert AUST, Thomas KITZINGER, Dieter FINGER, Thomas RAUSCHENDORFER
  • Publication number: 20210101315
    Abstract: A method of operating a container treatment system, wherein a plurality of parameters of the container treatment system, which are characteristic for the treatment of containers in the container treatment system, are variable and wherein the parameters are each linked to at least one value characteristic of the containers to be treated, wherein for each parameter a plurality of reference parameter values are stored in a storage device, wherein at least one characteristic value of the containers to be treated is entered at a user interface and, on the basis of this entry and the stored reference parameter values, a combination of parameter values for the parameters is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Martin OBERMEIER, Thomas PHILIPP, Dennis RAZA, Daniel VOGLER, Markus HALLER