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).

  • Patent number: 10647002
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, 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: 10646991
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system includes a plurality of supply bins providing supply of a plurality of objects, with the plurality of supply bins being provided with a bin conveyance system, a programmable motion device in communication with the bin conveyance system, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected supply bin, and a movable carriage for receiving the selected object from the end effector of the programmable motion device, and for carrying the selected object to one of a plurality of destination containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    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: 10649445
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system is disclosed for processing objects. The system includes a plurality of bins including objects to be distributed by the processing system, said plurality of bins being provided in at least a partially generally circular arrangement, a programmable motion device that includes an end effector for grasping and moving any of the objects, said programmable motion device being capable of reaching any of the objects within the plurality of bins, and a plurality of destination containers for receiving any of the objects from the plurality of bins, said plurality of destination containers being provided in a region that is generally within the at least partially generally circular arrangement of the plurality of bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, 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: 10647005
    Abstract: An end effector is disclosed for an articulated arm. The end effector includes a valve assembly including a plurality of supply channels, each supply channel including a supply conduit, a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the supply conduit, and a supply conduit plug. The supply conduit is in fluid communication with a vacuum source. During use, each supply conduit is either at vacuum such that the pressure within the supply conduit is substantially at a vacuum pressure, or is at a pressure that is substantially higher than vacuum pressure because the supply conduit plug has moved to block a portion of the supply conduit. The pressure sensor of each supply conduit provides a pressure sensor signal responsive to whether the pressure in the conduit is either substantially at vacuum or is at a pressure that is substantially higher than vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, 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: 20200143127
    Abstract: An induction system for filtering the induction of objects to an object processing system is disclosed. The induction system includes an evaluation means for evaluating at least one characteristic of an object, and a routing system for routing the object in one of a plurality of directions responsive to the evaluated characteristic, at least one of the plurality of directions leading to the object processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Matthew T. Mason, Christopher Geyer, John Richard Amend, JR., Kyle Maroney, Joseph Romano, Victoria Hinchey, Jeffrey Kittredge, Andrew Gauthier, Lakshman Kumar, Prasanna Velagapudi
  • Publication number: 20200144723
    Abstract: A patch antenna array is fabricated with a package-on-package setup that contains a transceiver. The patch antenna array has a footprint that intersects the transceiver footprint. The package-on-package setup includes through-mold vias that couple to a redistribution layer disposed between the patch antennas and the package-on-package setup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Augustin, Sonja Koller, Bernd Waidhas, Georg Seidemann, Andreas Wolter, Stephan Stoeckl, Thomas Wagner, Josef Hagn
  • Publication number: 20200140707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an object in an additive manufacturing process from a precursor and comprises the following steps: I) depositing a layer of a radically cross-linkable construction material, which corresponds to a first selected cross-section of the precursor, on a carrier; II) depositing a layer of a radically cross-linkable construction material, which corresponds to a further selected cross-section of the precursor, on a previously applied layer of the radically cross-linked construction material; III) repeating step II) until the precursor is formed. The radically cross-linkable construction material comprises a thermoplastic radically cross-linkable polyurethane with a urethane group content of ?5% by weight and a photoinitiator. The radically cross-linkable construction material is also heated to a processing temperature that is greater than the melting point of the radically cross-linkable polyurethane. After step III) the precursor having a temperature of 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Christoph Tomczyk, Michael Ludewig, Thomas Faecke, Roland Wagner, Florian Stempfle
  • Patent number: 10640005
    Abstract: A vehicle underbody includes a battery pack surrounded by an enclosure, and a bracket. The bracket has first and second flanges disposed in a parallel arrangement, and includes a plate having a wall configured to, in response to an impact, rupture at a trigger to allow the enclosure to move away from an impact direction and deform the first flange. The wall is disposed at angle relative to the flanges, and defined such that impact energy is absorbed by the wall and first flange. The first flange, during an impact, moves toward the second flange, which maintains attachment to the vehicle underbody to absorb energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ahteram Khan, Nicholas Braeseker, Jingmei Shen, Ying Zhao, Afif Sabbagh, Thomas A. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10645833
    Abstract: A device includes a joining partner, which protrudes at a submersion depth into a recess filled at least partially with a fixing element in a substrate surface of a substrate. A compensating element is situated between the joining partner and the fixing element. The compensating element is situated at least partially in the fixing element within the submersion depth of the joining partner. Accordingly, the compensating element is in contact with the joining partner and with the fixing element. In this way, an expansion change or a movement of the fixing element, of the substrate or of the joining partner may be compensated for by a compression or elongation of the compensating element. A crack formation may be avoided or its effect may be minimized by the sealing function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kimpel, Christian Rother, Gerhard Schalowski, Hack-Min Kim, Raphael Segiet, Walter Wagner
  • Patent number: 10639787
    Abstract: A programmable motion system is disclosed that includes a dynamic end effector system. The dynamic end effector system includes an end effector that is coupled via a dynamic coupling to the programmable motion system, wherein the dynamic coupling provides that at least a portion of the end effector may spin with respect to an other portion of the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, 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
  • Publication number: 20200130935
    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: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Matthew T. Mason, Thomas Koletschka, Abraham Schneider, Shervin Javdani, Christopher Geyer
  • Publication number: 20200130283
    Abstract: A method for producing an object from a filamentary building material in an additive fused deposition modelling process, comprising the steps of: providing the building material; transporting the building material into a printhead at a feed rate for the building material, wherein the building material is transported between a driven drive wheel and a second wheel; melting the building material by means of a heating device in the printhead; discharging the molten building material to a discharge location, corresponding to a selected cross section of the object to be produced, at a discharge rate through an orifice of the printhead, with relative movement of the printhead in relation to the discharge location at a predetermined speed to movement along a predetermined path, wherein the path has at each location a curvature that can assume a positive value, zero or a negative value; wherein a control unit controls at least the drive of the drive wheel, the heating device in the printhead and the movement of the p
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Levent Akbas, Roland Wagner, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel
  • Publication number: 20200130951
    Abstract: A semi-autonomous processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The semi-autonomous processing system includes an input conveyance system for moving objects to a presentation area, a perception system including perception units that are directed toward a detection area for providing perception data regarding an object in the presentation area, at least two transport systems, each of which is adapted to receive the object and move the object in either of reciprocal directions, and a manual workstation area between the perception area the at least two transport systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Thomas Allen, William Hartman Fort, Kyle Maroney, Samuel Naseef, Andrew Gauthier, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi
  • Patent number: 10632631
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that includes an articulated arm with an end effector. The robotic system is for use in a robotic environment requiring interaction with persons in the robotic environment, and includes a plurality of lights that are illuminated responsive to known near-future movements of the articulated arm to convey the known near-future movements of the articulated arm to the persons in the robot environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, 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: 10637045
    Abstract: A composite electrode is provided having a collector, the collector is coated with an electrode composition containing an active electrode material, a binding agent, and a conductivity additive such as conductive carbon black. The electrode composition has a concentration gradient along the direction of the electrode thickness in respect of the active electrode material and the conductivity additive, with the concentration gradient of the active electrode material increasing toward the collector, and the concentration gradient of the conductivity additive and the binder decreasing toward the collector. Two different methods of producing the composite electrode are also provided. A lithium-ion battery is further provided which includes a composite electrode having a collector, the collector is coated with an electrode composition containing an active electrode material, a binding agent, and a conductivity additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Woehrle, Matthias Tschech, Thomas Hoefler, Sung-Jin Kim, Sebastian Scharner, Jens Vetter, Jan-Oliver Roth, Tobias Zeilinger, Matthias Wagner
  • Patent number: 10633104
    Abstract: A method of operating a hybrid-electric propulsion system for an aircraft includes determining a flight phase parameter for the aircraft is equal to a first value, and operating the hybrid-electric propulsion system in an electric charge mode in response to determining the flight phase parameter for the aircraft is equal to the first value. The method also includes determining the flight phase parameter for the aircraft is equal to a second value different from the first value, and operating the hybrid-electric propulsion system in an electric discharge mode in response to determining the flight phase parameter for the aircraft is equal to the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Michael Thomas Gansler, Sridhar Adibhatla, Daniel E. Bergsten, Nicholas Adam Wagner, David Allen Gutz
  • Patent number: 10632610
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a plurality of storage bins, a plurality of destination bins, and a processing programmable motion device. The plurality of storage bins provides storage of a plurality of objects, where the plurality of storage bins are in communication with a gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving selected bins to a bin processing location. The plurality of destination bins are in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving a selected destination bin to the processing location. The processing programmable motion device is at the processing location and is in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system. The processing programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin and depositing the selected object in the selected destination bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, 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
  • Publication number: 20200126025
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    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
  • Publication number: 20200122691
    Abstract: An electronically regulated cleaning system independently adjusted of the driver and adaptively to continuously variable operating conditions, for installation in a vehicle for cleaning at least one transparent element with a fluid cleaning agent, includes: at least one additive container storing additive for mixing with the cleaning agent, at least one electrically switchable metering device controlling mixing of the additive and cleaning agent, at least one electronic control unit adaptively controlling the electrically controllable components of the cleaning system, at least one cleaning agent filling level sensor monitoring the filling level of the cleaning agent and communicating with the electronic control unit, at least one freezing point sensor monitoring the mixture-dependent freezing point of the cleaning agent in the container and communicating with the electronic control unit, at least one surroundings temperature sensor monitoring the temperature of the surroundings outside the vehicle and commun
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Werner, Rolf-Dieter Schlein, Torsten Hahn, Heiko Kalthoff, Tim Wagner
  • Publication number: 20200126922
    Abstract: Electronics devices, having vertical and lateral redistribution interconnects, are disclosed. An electronics device comprises an electronics component (e.g., die, substrate, integrated device, etc.), a die(s), and a separately formed redistribution connection layer electrically coupling the die(s) to the electronics component. The redistribution connection layer comprises dielectric layers on either side of at least one redistribution layer. The dielectric layers comprise openings that expose contact pads of the at least one redistribution layer for electrically coupling die(s) and components to each other via the redistribution connection layer. The redistribution connection layer is flexible and wrap/folded around side edges of die(s) to minimize vertical vias. Various devices and associated processes are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Seidemann, Andreas Wolter, Bernd Waidhas, Thomas Wagner