Patents by Inventor Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner 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: 20220250121
    Abstract: A drop perception system is disclosed that includes an open housing structure having an internal volume, an open top and an open bottom, and a plurality of perception units positioned to capture perception data within the internal volume at a plurality of locations between the open top and the open bottom of the open housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20220250838
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a plurality of storage bins providing storage of a plurality of objects, where the plurality of storage bins being in communication with a retrieval conveyance system, a programmable motion device in communication with the retrieval conveyance system for receiving the storage bins from the plurality of bins, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin, and is adapted for movement of the programmable motion device along a first direction, and a plurality of destination bins that are provided in at least one linear arrangement along the first direction of movement of the programmable motion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11407563
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a material having: a first surface with an orifice; a second surface opposite the first surface; a first endface comprising an annular opening; a second endface opposite the first endface; a cavity defined by the above. An actuator is anchored to the second surface and has at least a portion of a pressing pad extending through the orifice in the first surface. An inner side of the second surface comprises a contoured portion within the cavity, the contoured portion having a first end positioned toward the second endface and a second end positioned toward the first endface, wherein the contoured portion has a maximum height at or near the first end, and a minimum height at a position between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Gorilla Glue Company LLC
    Inventors: Trond Erik Tollefsen, Ryan Joseph Boudreaux, Nicholas John Wagner, Mitchell James Wagner, Ryan David Mahoney, Kevin Jay Gampfer, Jeremy Thomas Lacy
  • Patent number: 11407589
    Abstract: A system for object processing is disclosed. The system includes a framework of processes that enable reliable deployment of artificial intelligence-based policies in a warehouse setting to improve the speed, reliability, and accuracy of the system. The system harnesses a vast number of picks to provide data points to machine learning techniques. These machine learning techniques use the data to refine or reinforce in-use policies to optimize the speed and successful transfer of objects within the system. For example, objects in the system are identified at a supply location, a predetermined set of information regarding object is retrieved and combined with a set of object information and processing parameters determined by the system. The combined information is then used to determine routing of the object according to an initial policy. This policy is then observed, altered, tested, and re-implemented in an altered form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Matthew T. Mason, Thomas Koletschka, Abraham Schneider, Shervin Javdani, Christopher Geyer
  • Publication number: 20220241989
    Abstract: An articulated arm system is disclosed that includes an articulated arm including an end effector, and a robotic arm control systems including at least one sensor for sensing at least one of the position, movement or acceleration of the articulated arm, and a main controller for providing computational control of the articulated arm, and an on-board controller for providing, responsive to the at least one sensor, a motion signal that directly controls at least a portion of the articulated arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin Ahearn, Matthew T. Mason, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Prasanna Velagapudi, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Kyle Maroney, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Gene Temple Price, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11400491
    Abstract: An automated shuttle sorter is disclosed that includes a carriage that is movable from a load position at which the carriage may be loaded, and at least two destination locations into which any contents of the carriage may be provided from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11400493
    Abstract: An object processing system within a trailer for a tractor trailer is disclosed. The object processing system includes an input area of the trailer at which objects to be processed may be presented, a perception system for providing perception data regarding objects to be processed, and a primary transport system for providing transport of each object in one of at least two primary transport directions within the trailer based on the perception data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11402831
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system includes a perception unit for perceiving identifying indicia representative of an identity of a plurality of objects received from an input conveyance system, an acquisition system for acquiring an object from the plurality of objects at an input area using an end effector of the programmable motion device, wherein the programmable motion device is adapted for assisting in the delivery of the object to an identified processing bin, and the identified processing bin is associated with the identifying indicia and said identified processing location is provided as one of a plurality of processing bins, and a delivery system for bringing the identified processing bin toward the object, where the delivery system includes a carrier for carrying the identified processing bin toward the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11400646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an object, comprising the step of producing the object according to an additive production process from a construction material, wherein the construction material comprises a mixture of a plurality of powdery thermoplastic materials which are different from one another due to at least one mechanical property and at least one thermoplastic material is a thermoplastic polyurethane material. The invention also relates to an object obtained according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Bettina Mettmann, Michael Kessler, Peter Reichert, Roland Wagner
  • Patent number: 11402617
    Abstract: A system and method of generating white light for a projection system in a compact form factor using laser diodes, a reflection system, and a phosphor target. Light emitted from the laser diodes can be directed towards a region of the phosphor target, where the phosphor target is excited and emits light in a desired spectrum in all directions. Some emitted light is collected by a collection lens. The emitted light collected by the collection lens can be combined with light from the original laser diodes to create white light for use in the projection system. Light emitted in a direction away from the collection lens can be redirected to the collection lens by the reflection system that employs a curved reflector on one side of the phosphor target and a flat reflector on the opposite side of the phosphor target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Clark Wagner, Thomas Hardenburger
  • Patent number: 11404339
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of including peripheral devices into a package is disclosed. In one example, a peripheral device includes a passive device such as a capacitor or an inductor. Examples are shown that include a peripheral device that is substantially the same thickness as a die or a die assembly. Examples are further shown that use this configuration in a fan out process to form semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Lizabeth Keser, Bernd Waidhas, Thomas Ort, Thomas Wagner
  • Publication number: 20220238853
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an electrode for an energy storage device is provided. The method includes heating a mixture of solvent and materials for use as energy storage media; adding active material to the mixture; adding dispersant to the mixture to provide a slurry; coating a current collector with the slurry; and calendaring the coating of slurry on the current collector to provide the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas M. Yu, Ji Chen, Jin Yan, Wanjun Ben Cao, Jonathan Wagner
  • Publication number: 20220238440
    Abstract: A system-in-package apparatus includes a semiconductive bridge that uses bare-die pillars to couple with a semiconductive device such as a processor die. The apparatus achieves a thin form factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Georg SEIDEMANN, Thomas WAGNER, Adreas WOLTER, Bernd WAIDHAS
  • Patent number: 11390459
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a plurality of storage bins providing storage of a plurality of objects, where the plurality of storage bins is in communication with a bin conveyance system for moving selected storage bins to a storage bin processing location, a programmable motion device in communication with the bin processing location for receiving a selected storage bin from the plurality of bins, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin, and a plurality of destination bins in communication with the bin conveyance system for moving a selected destination bin from a destination bin processing location that is proximate the programmable motion device to the plurality of destination bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 11390020
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an object from different powdered components by means of additive manufacturing, wherein a plurality of powdered components having different melting points are simultaneously placed in precise positions, and the powder coating (1) is subsequently thermally treated. The construction material is, for example, polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyaryl ether ketone (PAEK), polyether ketone ketone (PEKK), polyether sulfone, polyimide, polyether imide, polyester, polyamides, polycarbonates, polyurethanes, polyvinyl chloride, polyoxymethylene, polyvinyl acetate, polyacrylates, polymethacrylates, polyethylene, polypropylene, polylactide, ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymers), PETG (glycol modified polyethylene terephthalate), polystyrene, or mixtures thereof. The supporting material is an inorganic salt of the alkali metals, an inorganic salt of the alkaline earth metals, or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Bettina Mettmann, Thomas Buesgen, Roland Wagner, Maximilian Wolf
  • Patent number: 11384168
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method wherein the carrier (400) is within a vessel (100), the vessel contains the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) and a liquid (200) which is immiscible with the free-radically cross-linkable resin (300) and has a higher density than the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300), such that the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) floats on top of the liquid (200) and, prior to each step II), the distance between the carrier (400) and the free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) is altered such that a layer of the free-radically crosslinkable resin forms above the uppermost surface (420), viewed in vertical direction, of the previously deposited layer of the construction material (600) and at least partially forms contact with this uppermost surface (420) of the previously deposited layer of the construction material (600). The free-radically crosslinkable resin (300) comprises a urethane (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Roland Wagner, Florian Stempfle, Christoph Tomczyk
  • Publication number: 20220212861
    Abstract: Capsule for taking up, in particular, powder or granular substances, having a base body (22) which is suitable for taking up a powder or granular substance and which has an opening (26), and having a cover for closing the opening (26) of the base body (22), the cover being a covering foil having an aluminium-containing carrier and a coating (4) arranged on this carrier (2), the coating being an atactic coating containing polypropylene. Furthermore, the invention relates to a foil (1), in particular a covering foil for closing an opening of a base body (22) suitable for taking up a powder or granular substance, forming a capsule, the foil comprising an aluminium-containing carrier and an atactic, polypropylene-containing coating arranged on this carrier (2), as well as a method for manufacture of such a foil (1), a carrier made of an aluminium-containing material being provided and an atactic, polypropylene-containing coating (4) being arranged on this carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Markus Kick, Thomas Kesmarszky, Robert Kitzberger, Paolo Battiston, Denise Wagner
  • Patent number: 11373134
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects is disclosed that includes a plurality of receiving stations for receiving a plurality of objects, each object being associated with prerecorded data, and a plurality of processing stations, each of which is in communication with at least one processing station. Each processing station includes perception means for perceiving data regarding an identity of any of an object or a bin of objects, and capture means for capturing characteristic data regarding an object to provide captured data. Each processing station further includes comparison means for comparing the captured data with the prerecorded data to provide comparison data, and a plurality of distribution stations, each of which is in communication with at least one processing station for receiving objects from the at least one processing station responsive to the comparison data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshman Kumar, Abraham Schneider, Thomas Koletschka, Christopher Geyer, Joseph Romano, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Kyle Maroney, Thomas Wagner
  • Patent number: D957474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CLAAS KGaA mbH
    Inventor: Thomas Wagner
  • Patent number: D957475
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CLAAS KGaA mbH
    Inventor: Thomas Wagner