Patents by Inventor Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber 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: 12040675
    Abstract: A method for driving at least one rotor in a planar drive system. The rotor has a device for generating a magnetic field. The rotor can be moved on a drive surface formed by stator modules comprising a magnetic field generator. A virtual two-dimensional potential curve is determined for the rotor, with a target point having an attractive potential. A virtual force vector is determined with a vector direction and a vector length at a first position of the rotor, which is determined from the virtual two-dimensional potential curve. A magnetic drive field interacting with the magnetic field of the rotor is generated by the magnetic field generator such that a resulting force is applied to the rotor by interaction of the magnetic drive field with the magnetic field. The direction of the resulting force is based on the vector direction, and the strength is based on the vector length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Beckhoff Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Luthe, Hubertus Pennekamp, Eva Wiedner, Tobias Weber, Klaus Neumann, Alexander Weddemann
  • Patent number: 12038764
    Abstract: A device and method for preventing a collision when determining travel paths for at least two movers on a drive surface, each mover comprising at least a second magnetic field generator, the device comprising a plurality of sectors, the sectors comprising magnetic field generators for generating magnetic fields, the sectors forming the drive surface. A path planning for at least two movers is carried out, at least the two movers being assigned a priority, the priorities of the movers being taken into account in the path planning such that a path of a mover is assigned a priority in the path planning of the travel paths of the movers, and a travel path of a mover with a higher priority takes precedence over a travel path of a mover with a lower priority, so that a collision of the movers is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Beckhoff Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Luthe, Hubertus Pennekamp, Eva Wiedner, Tobias Weber, Klaus Neumann, Alexander Weddemann
  • Publication number: 20240218299
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions may include polypeptides having hexosaminidase activity. The cleaning compositions may include a polypeptide having one or more of the motif(s) [IV]P[ED][LVI]DXP[AN]H (SEQ ID NO 21), the conserved motif II NYN[AS]Y[SY]LY (SEQ ID NO 22), the conserved motif III GXDE (SEQ ID NO 41), or combinations thereof. The cleaning compositions may be or include laundry detergents, fabric finishers, acidic cleaning agents, neutral cleaning agents, alkaline cleaning agents, hand dishwashing agents, automatic dishwasher compositions, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Susanne WIELAND, Stefan KARSTEN, Thomas WEBER, Regina STEHR, Marianne SCHMELING, Michael DREJA, Mirko WEIDE, Christian OEHLENSCHLAEGER, Dorotea Raventos SEGURA, Rebecca VEJBORG, Henrik GEERTZ-HANSEN, Lilian BALTSEN, Jesper SALOMON
  • Publication number: 20240108301
    Abstract: One or more example embodiments of the present invention relates to a dose control method for a mobile x-ray detector of a medical x-ray system, comprising generating a data packet having a time stamp of a clock of the mobile x-ray detector and a dose value; sending the data packet via a radio link from the mobile x-ray detector to an x-ray generator; receiving the data packet from the x-ray generator; comparing the time stamp with a clock of the x-ray generator and calculating a latency; and extrapolating an overall dose from the dose value, the time stamp and the latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo HANNEMANN, Thomas PFEIFFER, Thomas WEBER
  • Publication number: 20240034137
    Abstract: An electrified powertrain system for a vehicle is provided that integrates the electric machine(s) as part of the sprung mass of the vehicle, i.e., vehicle components that are supported on the suspension system, such as a unibody arrangement or a body-on-frame arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Hercules Electric Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Weber, James Edward Breyer
  • Patent number: 11839500
    Abstract: A method is for acquiring an X-ray image of a region of interest of an examinee using an X-ray system and a displaceable patient table for positioning the examinee. In an embodiment, the method includes: selecting the region of interest; acquiring, section-by-section, successive image sections in relation to the region of interest, the acquiring, for each successive image section of the successive image sections, including moving the X-ray source and the X-ray detector along a common acquisition direction, moving the patient table counter to the common acquisition direction, determining a respective essentially strip-shaped detection area within the detection zone for a respective image section of the successive image sections, and detecting the respective image section by way of the determined detection area and the X-ray source, to acquire the respective image section; and generating a composite X-ray image of the region of interest from the respective successive image sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Weber, Christoph Luckner, Magdalena Herbst, Ludwig Ritschl, Frank Boettcher
  • Patent number: 11812912
    Abstract: A method for the dosing of cleaning agents in cleaning machines, including the steps: receiving control information items, wherein the control information items are dependent on information about a cleaning machine; determining the progress of a cleaning operation; dosing of cleaning agent depending on the received control information items and the determined progress of the cleaning operation; wherein the information about the cleaning machine can be determined via a sensor-based automatic recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thomas Weber, Johannes Zipfel, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Nadine Franke, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller, Clemens Arth
  • Patent number: 11806185
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is for determining at least one main acquisition parameter determining a dose of x-rays to be emitted from an x-ray emitter during image acquisition using an x-ray emitter and an x-ray detector. A first image data of a first preparatory image is evaluated to determine if a repeat condition is fulfilled and/or to determine the main acquisition parameter and/or at least one second preparatory acquisition parameter. The first preparatory image is acquired by the x-ray detector using at least one first preparatory acquisition parameter to control the x-ray emitter. In all cases or when the repeat condition is fulfilled, the main acquisition parameter is determined depending on second image data of a second preparatory image, acquired by the x-ray detector after the first preparatory image while at least one second preparatory acquisition parameter is used to control the x-ray emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Gebhardt, Sebastian Glawion, Thilo Hannemann, Carsten Illenseer, Daniel Lerch, Thomas Pfeiffer, Stefan Schaffert, Peter Scheuering, Bastian Schmidt, Thomas Weber, Wei He, Sven-Martin Sutter, Zhi Ming Yang
  • Publication number: 20230313074
    Abstract: Washing or cleaning agents may include at least one protease and at least one stabilizer compound. The protease(s) may have an amino acid sequence with at least 70% sequence identity with the amino acid sequence specified in SEQ ID NO:1 over the entire length thereof and has an amino acid substitution at at least one of the positions corresponding to the positions 12, 43, 122, 127, 154, 156, 160, 211, or 222, in each case based on the numbering according to SEQ ID NO:1. The stabilizer compound(s) may be selected from the group consisting of a phenylboronic acid derivative, boric acid, a peptide inhibitor, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Nina MUSSMANN, Christian DEGERING, Susanne WIELAND, Thomas WEBER, Inken PRUESER, Thorsten BASTIGKEIT
  • Publication number: 20230265871
    Abstract: A sensor device (18, 20) for detecting an anomaly in a fluid power system (10) is specified, which has at least one sensor (18) for determining a measured value for the instantaneous flow velocity in a line (14) of the system (10), and a control and evaluation unit (20) that is designed to determine, on the basis of at least one measured value, whether an anomaly is present. The control and evaluation unit (20) is furthermore designed to evaluate a time series of measured values in order to initially determine a period duration, to determine at least one characteristic variable for at least one section of the time series of the period duration, to compare the characteristic variable to a reference characteristic variable and, in the event of deviation by more than a tolerance, to determine the presence of an anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Raphael GAEDE, Thomas WEBER, Dennis SONNTAG
  • Patent number: 11701747
    Abstract: A sensor (10) for inspecting a tool (28) of a machine tool (24) is provided that has a radio frequency transmitter (12) for generating a radio frequency signal, a radio frequency receiver (14) for generating a received signal from a received radio frequency signal, a coupling unit (16) to couple a radio frequency signal into the tool (28) and to decouple it from the tool (28), and a control and evaluation unit (20) to determine a time of flight of a radio frequency signal transmitted from the radio frequency transmitter (12) and received again by the radio frequency receiver (14) with reference to the received signal of the radio frequency receiver (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Thomas Weber, Kim Fritz, Gerald Krumm, Robert Schröder
  • Patent number: 11703409
    Abstract: A pressure sensor is provided. The pressure sensor includes a housing with a control and evaluation unit. A plurality of pressure ports are arranged at the housing of the pressure sensor, with a pressure measuring cell being associated with every pressure port. The pressure measurement cells are connected to the control and evaluation unit, and the pressure sensor has at least one digital output interface. At least one pressure port is a port for inserting a pressure line, with the pressure line being installable without tools and with the pressure line being surrounded by a seal of the pressure port and being secured against being pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Stefan Schweiger, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 11703891
    Abstract: A method for controlling a filling process, wherein a predetermined filling quantity of a medium is filled into a container, the flow rate of the medium flowing into the container is measured as a time series of measured values for the instantaneous flow rate and a filling quantity already filled is estimated from the time series, wherein at least one current measured value of the time series is corrected on the basis of at least one earlier measured value of an earlier time series of measured values of the flow rate of an earlier filling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Thomas Weber, William Weigold
  • Publication number: 20230219153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for finishing toothed workpieces (2) using a tool (1) which is designed in the form of a power skiving cut-ter and is rotated by a tool spindle (17) and which has machining teeth (7) that mesh with tooth gaps (6) of the workpiece (2) in a rolling movement, said workpiece being supported by a workpiece spindle (15), which is arranged in a skewed manner relative to the tool rotational axis (4) and is driven synchronously thereto, such that machining edges (8) of the machining teeth (7) machine the tooth flanks (9) of the teeth (5) of the workpiece (2) in the direction of the tooth flank extension. According to the invention, the tool is used such that the machining edges (8) machine the tooth flanks (9) so as to only grind same without removing chips, wherein for this purpose the rounding radius of the machining edges (8) is greater than the chip thickness or cutting depth (E).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventor: Gerd-Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20230200754
    Abstract: A method for controlling an FFS X-ray system comprises: simulating a beam geometry of the X-ray beam at a specified FFS deflection onto the detector during recording of a projection image; determining whether cross-radiation is present in a region around the detector by the simulated beam geometry of the X-ray beam; generating FFS control data for the recording of the projection image, wherein the FFS control data either (i) causes FFS deflection that is reduced relative to the specified FFS deflection for the recording of the projection image in the event of the cross-radiation being present for the recording of the projection image or (ii) causes the specified FFS deflection otherwise; repeating the simulating, the determining and the generating FFS control data for at least one further recording of a projection image; and generating a control data set including the FFS control data, for controlling an FFS X-ray system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus RADICKE, Ralf NANKE, Steffen KAPPLER, Thomas WEBER, Ferdinand LUECK, Ludwig RITSCHL, Anja FRITZLER
  • Patent number: 11670476
    Abstract: An x-ray anode for an x-ray emitter has a structured surface provided for impingement with electrons. According to an embodiment of the invention, the structured surface has a surface structure which alternates periodically at least in sections and which varies in the micrometer range with respect to its depth extension and periodicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Anja Fritzler, Peter Geithner, Petra Maurer, Thomas Weber, Brigitte Streller
  • Patent number: 11666155
    Abstract: A bed component, for example a mattress or a mattress base, includes a vacuum pump and at least one actuator which is adaptable in its height and/or firmness and has a maximum height in the non-actuated state, wherein the vacuum pump is fluidly connected to the actuator and a vacuum is formed in the actuator by the vacuum pump in the actuated state of the actuator and the height and/or firmness of the actuator is reduced, wherein the vacuum pump is provided in an area of the bed component external to the actuator. Further, a bed including a bed component is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Emma Sleep GmbH
    Inventors: John Elengical, Andreas Ebbecke, Nick Kanzler, Peter Kersten, Fabian Laasch, Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20230098560
    Abstract: One or more example embodiments relates to a method for calibrating an X-ray emitter having a cathode, an anode and a coil, wherein the coil is connected to a conductor arrangement through which an electrical function current is guided through the coil. The method comprises measuring an induction current that is induced in the coil at the conductor arrangement of the coil; calculating a compensation current for an effecting coil of the X-ray emitter based on the measured induction current, the effecting coil configured to change an electron beam between the cathode and the anode, wherein the compensation current is calculated such that a magnetic field that induces the induction current during the measuring is compensated using a magnetic field that is produced by the compensation current in the effecting coil; and applying the compensation current in the effecting coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas WEBER, Anja FRITZLER, Steffen KAPPLER, Ralf NANKE, Ludwig RITSCHL, Marcus RADICKE, Ferdinand LUECK
  • Patent number: 11597894
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detergent compositions comprising subtilase variants exhibiting improved stability and/or improved wash performance in liquid detergent and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The variants are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Esben Peter Friis, Astrid Munch, Mikael Bauer, Bena-Marie Lue
  • Patent number: 11549104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having beta-glucanase activity, catalytic domains, beta-glucan binding domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or beta-glucan binding domains. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains or beta-glucan binding domains. The invention further relates to cleaning or detergent compositions comprising polypeptides exhibiting beta-glucanase activity and one or more amylases and/or one or more proteases and uses thereof in cleaning or detergent applications and processes such as cleaning hard-surfaces, dish wash and laundering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Iben Damager, Morten Gjermansen, Carsten Andersen, Thomas Weber, Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Clarissa Maisey, Astrid Spitz, Lisa-Marie Schütz, Claudia Ottow, Daniela Herbst, Claudia Lindner