Patents by Inventor Thomas Roesch

Thomas Roesch 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).

  • Patent number: 9142064
    Abstract: The present application is related to an vehicle driving mode detection system. The system may comprise a sensor interface and a processor. The sensor interface may be configured to receive measurement data associated with a plurality of operating parameters of a vehicle; and send the measurement data to a processor. The processor may be configured to execute a set of instructions stored in a computer-readable storage medium to receive the measurement data from the sensor interface; determine a driving mode of the vehicle based on the measurement data; compare the driving mode of the vehicle with a first reference driving mode of the vehicle; produce an alert signal when the driving mode is substantially different from a first reference driving mode; and send the alert signal to an information center remote to the sensor unit when a predetermined condition occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Sabine Ibele, Thomas Roesch
  • Patent number: 9092914
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described for detecting vehicle efficiency and recognizing a vehicle defect. A vehicle operating parameter may be measured and recorded at a specific vehicle location. The measurement may be compared to prior measurements of the same operating parameter at the same location previously recorded for the same vehicle or a comparable vehicle. A vehicle defect may be detected where the measurement shows a statistical deviation from previous measurements. The vehicle's operator, owner, lessee, or lessor may be notified of the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Patent number: 9072569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical turbine handpiece, in particular a dental turbine handpiece, having a drive shaft rotatably mounted in the front end region of the handpiece and to which a tool can be connected, as well as a turbine wheel arranged so as to be non-rotatable on the drive shaft and is arranged in a turbine chamber realized in the end region, into which turbine chamber a supply line for a flowing pressure medium for driving the turbine wheel opens out at an inlet opening and from which turbine chamber a removal line extends at an outlet opening, wherein at least one cross connecting channel for the pressure medium is realized in the wall of the turbine chamber, the cross connecting channel connecting the axially remote edge region of the turbine chamber to a region of the turbine chamber that is axially close to the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Roesch, Alexander Flock
  • Patent number: 9049564
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a vehicle broadcasting system for providing occupant interaction between one or more vehicle occupants. The on-board device may receive communications from occupants in the vehicle or from a different vehicle within a predetermined communication range. Vehicle occupants may send communications to the on-board device through a communication device, e.g., a cell phone, or through a user interface in the vehicle. The vehicle broadcasting system may implement any number of interaction functionalities, such as supporting a conversation between vehicle occupants, interactive video, game, quiz, karaoke, or other occupant interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Sabine Ibele, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150040840
    Abstract: An animal tracking system may include an actuator with a generator that creates electrical energy upon motion of the actuator. The system may utilize the electrical energy to transmit a signal to determine the location of an animal. The system also utilizes the electrical energy to notify the animal when it reaches a predefined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150046362
    Abstract: Described are a system and methods for forecasting a delivery time and updating the forecasted delivery time of an object when a delay occurs. The delay of delivery may be determined based on information of a delivery vehicle provided by an on-board device or delivery status of the object stored in a delivery server. A historic delivery time to a place corresponding to the destination of the object or data collected from an outside service provider may be used for detecting delay condition of the delivery. A delivery service provider, a sender or a recipient may be notified of the delay or an updated delivery time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150042482
    Abstract: A container alert system may include an actuator with a generator that creates electrical energy upon activation of the actuator. The system may utilize the electrical energy to transmit a signal to a receiver based on characteristics of the container, such as use of the container, volume of the material in the container, available capacity of the container, material being added to the container, and location of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150042472
    Abstract: A non-battery powered wireless security system may include one or more sensors. Each sensor may include a switch and a generator that creates electrical energy upon activation or motion of the switch in response to a change in condition of the location of the sensor. The system may utilize the electrical energy to transmit a security event signal to a receiver based on characteristics associated with the sensor, such as movement of the switch, location of the sensor, and time of sending the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150042470
    Abstract: A personal emergency response system may include an actuator with a generator that creates electrical energy upon activation or motion of the switch. The system may utilize the electrical energy to transmit an emergency alert signal to a receiver based on characteristics of the switch, such as movement of the switch, location of the switch, and time of sending the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150042479
    Abstract: An early alert system may comprise a data processing unit and a plurality of monitoring units distributed in a defined area. Each of the plurality of monitoring units is configured to detect physical information associated with a fluid. The data processing unit is configured to receive physical information associated with a fluid from a plurality of monitoring units that are distributed in a defined area; calculate a flow field associated with the fluid within the defined area based on the physical information associated with the fluid that is received from the plurality of monitoring units; predict future physical information associated with the fluid at a target coordinate in the defined area based on the flow field; and send a message associated with the predicted future physical information to a receiver upon receipt of a trigger signal associated with the predicted future physical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20150046046
    Abstract: The present application is related to an vehicle driving mode detection system. The system may comprise a sensor interface and a processor. The sensor interface may be configured to receive measurement data associated with a plurality of operating parameters of a vehicle; and send the measurement data to a processor. The processor may be configured to execute a set of instructions stored in a computer-readable storage medium to receive the measurement data from the sensor interface; determine a driving mode of the vehicle based on the measurement data; compare the driving mode of the vehicle with a first reference driving mode of the vehicle; produce an alert signal when the driving mode is substantially different from a first reference driving mode; and send the alert signal to an information center remote to the sensor unit when a predetermined condition occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Sabine Ibele, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20140379170
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described for selecting a drive strategy based on a vehicle location. A vehicle's location may be received and used to select a drive strategy for that particularly location. The location may also be used to select a geo zone that encompasses the location. The selected drive strategy may also be based on the geo zone. The vehicle may then enforce the drive strategy such that the vehicle's operation complies with or follows the drive strategy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20140379205
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described for detecting vehicle efficiency and recognizing a vehicle defect. A vehicle operating parameter may be measured and recorded at a specific vehicle location. The measurement may be compared to prior measurements of the same operating parameter at the same location previously recorded for the same vehicle or a comparable vehicle. A vehicle defect may be detected where the measurement shows a statistical deviation from previous measurements. The vehicle's operator, owner, lessee, or lessor may be notified of the defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20140376778
    Abstract: A license plate recognition system may include a vehicle and an analysis server. The vehicle may include an image capture device and an on-board device. The image capture device may capture a vehicle image that includes a license plate of a target vehicle. The on-board device may capture various vehicle data of the target vehicle, such as speed, direction, and location. The analysis server may receive and process the vehicle image and/or vehicle data to determine whether alert criteria are met, e.g., if the target vehicle is stolen. If so, the analysis server may send an alert indication to the vehicle that may include a possible current location of the target vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20140375807
    Abstract: A vehicle may be equipped with one or more cameras, each of which may be connected to a storage medium. In turn, the storage medium may be connected to a transmitter that may be used to transmit images (still or video) to a remote server. Image capture may be triggered by various occurrences, events, or signals. An input device, including but not limited to, a button, switch, or voice-activated interface, may be used to trigger image capture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20140355921
    Abstract: A bearing for rotatably mounting a rotational part, for example a turbine rotor of a dental handpiece, has a plurality of roll bodies, in particular balls, arranged between an inner bearing ring and an outer bearing ring, a cage surrounding the roll bodies in an axial direction, and a locking element for axially locking the bearing rings with respect to each other, wherein the locking element has a ring-like or ring-segment-like securing element fitted on an inner circumference of the outer bearing ring or on an outer circumference of the inner bearing ring in a region of the cage such that the locking element blocks the roll bodies in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: KALTENBACH & VOIGT GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Kuhn, Julia Moll, Thomas Roesch, Juergen Butscher
  • Publication number: 20140313753
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying the state of the tire pressure for a vehicle tire of a truck trailer includes a lamp to optically display the tire pressure state. An arm is provided with the lamp arranged thereon. A mount fixes the arm to the truck trailer and the arm is made substantially of an elastomer material so as to cause the arm to be flexibly deformable when colliding with a foreign object. The arm reverts back to its initial configuration after such a collision as a result of its elastic material characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Joerg Lehmann, Bernd Lange, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20140220966
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a vehicle broadcasting system for providing occupant interaction between one or more vehicle occupants. The on-board device may receive communications from occupants in the vehicle or from a different vehicle within a predetermined communication range. Vehicle occupants may send communications to the on-board device through a communication device, e.g., a cell phone, or through a user interface in the vehicle. The vehicle broadcasting system may implement any number of interaction functionalities, such as supporting a conversation between vehicle occupants, interactive video, game, quiz, karaoke, or other occupant interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Sabine Ibele, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20140222324
    Abstract: A traffic condition detection system is provided for accessing traffic detection units and obtaining traffic data from the accessed traffic detection units. By analyzing the obtained traffic data, an end to a traffic congestion pattern may be estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Patent number: 8645228
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a freight order, a maintenance plan, a maintenance task list, a request for supplier freight quote, and/or a supplier freight quote business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ahmed Daddi Moussa, Oliver Dannat, Ruediger Fritz, Thomas Roesch, Torsten Schmitt, Andreas Schoknecht, Michael Schweitzer