Patents by Inventor Thomas Wolf

Thomas Wolf 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: 11989689
    Abstract: A computer-based technology is provided to optimize a warehouse space, such as warehouse racks. The technology determines a storage duration of a pallet in a warehouse, and further determines an optimal storage location for the pallet in the warehouse. For example, the technology can determine how long an inbound pallet will stay in a warehouse, and locate an optimal area of the warehouse to store the pallet. Such an optimal pallet storage area is selected to reduce labor costs in transporting the pallet in, within, and out of the warehouse and further optimize the management of multiple pallets in the warehouse as a whole. In addition, the technology can consider the size of the pallet in determining the optimal storage location in the warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Lineage Logistics, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Wintz, Michael Lingzhi Li, Elliott Gerard Wolf, Chloe Mawer, Caitlin Voegele, Zhou Daisy Fang, Maya Ileana Choudhury, Julia Long, Sudarsan Thattai, Jeffrey Alvarez Rivera
  • Publication number: 20240151501
    Abstract: Armor plate having a thickness of at least 3 mm and an edge length of at least 20 mm, wherein the armor plate consists of a material made largely of a component selected from the group hard metal, cermet and/or combinations thereof. An armor plate composite comprising at least two layers of armor plates and an armor are provided as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Werner Parlow, Manfred Wolf, Thomas Theuerkauf
  • Publication number: 20240152783
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for improving the accuracy of test data obtained outside of a clinical setting. Using the technologies described herein, different techniques can be utilized to analyze, score and adjust test data associated with one or more “at home” tests. In some examples, computing systems are utilized to generate quality scores indicating the accuracy of the test data associated with a particular biomarker. In other examples, an authorized user, such as a data manager can analyze the test data utilizing a user interface to generate scores and/or adjust the test data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Wolf, Richard James Davies, George Hadjigeorgiou
  • Publication number: 20240153328
    Abstract: A method for preparing for the start-up of a control unit for access devices, wherein at least one access device is communicatively connected to the control unit, wherein the control unit has a communication interface for information technology communication with a mobile terminal and/or has an input device for detecting an input from an installer or is in communicative connection with an input device for detecting an input from an installer. The method includes: a) detecting, using the control unit, an information technology signal or a change in an existing information technology continuous signal of a mobile terminal by the communication interface, and/or detecting an input from an installer using the input device, b) sending a trigger signal from the control unit to the access device, c) receiving the trigger signal using the access device, and d) performing an action using the access device depending on the received trigger signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Kai OBERSTE-UFER, Christian RAPPEL, Thomas VOGLER, Sven BUSCH, Ingo HALDER, Bernd GEHRMANN, Andrzej DUDZINSKI, Chandra Prakash GUPTA, Oliver BORCHMANN, Frank LORENZ, Martin WOLF, Alexander BRADFISCH, Stephan GIERNICH, Pedro GUERRA
  • Publication number: 20240140158
    Abstract: A device measures forces in a sprung chassis of a single-axle or multi-axle vehicle, in the force transmission path between the superstructure and the axle. Spring elements arranged between the axle and the superstructure are each connected to the axle and/or to the superstructure via a load-bearing element. The load-bearing element is made of an elastically deformable plastic or of an elastomeric material, and incorporated within the load-bearing element there are electrically conductive elements that are mutually spaced apart and insulated from one another, and that are variable absolutely and/or relative to one another in their position or geometry by a deformation of the load-bearing element effected under load, and thereby generate a detectable electrical quantity that is proportional to the elastic deformation of the load-bearing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Oliver Topic, Thomas Wolf
  • Publication number: 20240137270
    Abstract: A method for commissioning a door system with the door system having door components, with at least one door component being designed as a control unit, with the method including the following steps: storing an electronic configuration of the door system in the control unit and/or a mobile terminal, and carrying out at least one commissioning step by the electronic configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Kai OBERSTE-UFER, Christian RAPPEL, Thomas VOGLER, Sven BUSCH, Ingo HALDER, Bernd GEHRMANN, Andrzej DUDZINSKI, Chandra Prakash GUPTA, Oliver BORCHMANN, Frank LORENZ, Martin WOLF, Alexander BRADFISCH, Stephan GIERNICH, Pedro GUERRA
  • Publication number: 20240118081
    Abstract: Calibrating an unstable sensor of a mobile device. Systems and methods for calibrating a sensor of a mobile device determine a first estimated position of the mobile device without using any measurement from the sensor of the mobile device, generate a second estimated position of the mobile device using a measurement from the sensor, estimate a sensor error of the sensor using the first estimated position and the second estimated position, and use the sensor error to determine a calibration value for adjusting one or more measurements from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Ganesh PATTABIRAMAN, Abijith KUMAR, Thomas WOLF, Gary PARSONS, Christian GATES, Deepak JOSEPH, Badrinath NAGARAJAN
  • Patent number: 11927500
    Abstract: Methods for characterizing the surface shapes of optical elements include the following steps: carrying out, in an interferometric test arrangement, at least a first interferogram measurement on the optical element by superimposing a test wave, which has been generated by diffraction of electromagnetic radiation on a diffractive element and has been reflected at the optical element, carrying out at least one additional interferogram measurement on in each case one calibrating mirror for determining calibration corrections, and determining the deviation from the target shape of the optical element based on the first interferogram measurement carried out on the optical element and the determined calibration corrections. At least two interferogram measurements are carried out for the at least one calibrating mirror, which differ from one another with regard to the polarization state of the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS SMT GMBH
    Inventors: Steffen Siegler, Johannes Ruoff, Alexander Wolf, Michael Carl, Toralf Gruner, Thomas Schicketanz
  • Patent number: 11915151
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for improving the accuracy of test data obtained outside of a clinical setting. Using the technologies described herein, different techniques can be utilized to analyze, score and adjust test data associated with one or more “at home” tests. In some examples, computing systems are utilized to generate quality scores indicating the accuracy of the test data associated with a particular biomarker. In other examples, an authorized user, such as a data manager can analyze the test data utilizing a user interface to generate scores and/or adjust the test data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Zoe Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Wolf, Richard James Davies, George Hadjigeorgiou
  • Patent number: 11892295
    Abstract: Calibrating an unstable sensor of a mobile device. Systems and methods for calibrating a sensor of a mobile device determine a first estimated position of the mobile device without using any measurement from the sensor of the mobile device, generate a second estimated position of the mobile device using a measurement from the sensor, estimate a sensor error of the sensor using the first estimated position and the second estimated position, and use the sensor error to determine a calibration value for adjusting one or more measurements from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dormody, Ganesh Pattabiraman, Abijith Kumar, Thomas Wolf, Gary Parsons, Christian Gates, Deepak Joseph, Badrinath Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 11874157
    Abstract: A method for determining an axle load and a suspension system are configured for a vehicle having at least one leaf spring connected at its ends in spring holders of a vehicle body and connected in its central region to a chassis of the vehicle. The following steps are performed: measuring a measurement distance of the vehicle body relative to the chassis; determining whether there is currently a loading or unloading process of the vehicle, determining a relevant hysteresis curve of a pre-stored hysteresis field depending on the determination of a loading or unloading process, and determining a current axle load projection value from the measurement distance and the relevant hysteresis curve. A loading process criterion and an unloading process criterion may be considered. The determined axle load projection value thus serves as a projected or estimated axle load. Furthermore, the hysteresis field can be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ZF CV Systems Europe BV
    Inventors: Tristan Krueger, Thomas Wolf
  • Publication number: 20230415398
    Abstract: A manifold plate for a manifold for supplying thermoplastic plastic melt to at least one extrusion head for producing a preform is disclosed. The manifold plate includes: a first plate side and a second plate side, a distribution groove incorporated in the first plate side and extending in a plate plane of the first plate side, and at least one connecting channel adjoining the distribution groove, which is worked into the manifold plate and ends at an outlet opening in the second plate side. The manifold plate is characterized in that the at least one connecting channel is milled into the manifold plate and, in the flow direction, has a course which is curved at least in sections towards the second plate side. A manifold, an extrusion assembly and a method for manufacturing a manifold plate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: W. Müller GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas WOLF, Jürgen MOSLER
  • Publication number: 20230380694
    Abstract: A dental lighting system (10) for selectively illuminating a treatment site (12) on a patient sitting on a treatment chair (14). The system includes at least one monitoring device (32, 32?) configured to determine characteristics of a treatment site (12) on a patient and at least one lighting unit (22, 24) configured to generate an illuminated area (34) onto the treatment site (12) by emitting a first light beam (36) in an upright state in which the treatment chair (14) is in an upright position and by emitting a second light beam (38) in a lying state in which the treatment chair (14) is in a lying position. The at least one lighting unit (22, 24) is configured to set a shape of the illuminated area (34) based on the characteristics of the treatment site (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: die:haptiker GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Proske, Joerg Ostenrieder, Thomas Wolf, Patrick Scholl
  • Patent number: 11817200
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for generating personalized food guidance using predicted food responses. Using the technologies described herein, instead of providing food guidance that is generalized for a group of individuals, personalized food guidance is provided that takes into account an individual's personalized responses to foods, such as the individual's glucose and fat responses, the individual's micro biome, the individual's overall health, potential health risks for the individual, and/or other data associated with the individual. Providing an individual with personalized food guidance can make choosing food easier and healthier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Zoe Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Thomas Wolf, Richard James Davies, Elco Bakker
  • Publication number: 20230340290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous polymer latexes of film-forming copolymers which are suitable as binders in waterborne coating compositions, and are obtainable by aqueous emulsion polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers M, which comprise •20 to 95% by weight, based on the total amount of monomers M, of at least one monomer M1, which is selected from isobutyl acrylate and isoamyl acrylate and mixtures thereof; •0 to 55% by weight, based on the total amount of monomers M, of at least one monomer M2, which is selected from ethyl acrylate, n-propyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, n-pentyl acrylate, C6-C20-alkyl esters of acrylic acid and C5-C20-alkyl esters of methacrylic acid and mixtures thereof; •5 to 50% by weight, based on the total amount of monomers M, of at least one monomer M3, which is selected from tert-butyl acrylate, C1-C4-alkyl esters of methacrylic acid, C5-C20-cycloalkyl esters of acrylic acid, C5-C20-cycloalkyl esters of methacrylic acid, C5-C20-cycloalkylmethyl esters of acryli
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Konrad ROSCHMANN, Bastiaan LOHMEIJER, Thomas WOLF, Immanuel WILLERICH, Oliver WAGNER, Sabine EICHHORN, Christoph FLECKENSTEIN, Friederike FLEISCHHAKER, Andrea MISSKE, Martin Robert SCHEUBLE
  • Patent number: 11795847
    Abstract: An exhaust muffler for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine includes a muffler housing (12) with an outer shell (14) enclosing a muffler interior (22), through which exhaust gas can flow. An inner shell (54) is arranged in the muffler interior (22) and covers the outer shell (14) in at least some areas on an inner side (52) facing the muffler interior (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: PUREM GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Mettenleiter, Andreas Wagner, Max Borger, Thomas Wolf, Frank Sühnel
  • Patent number: 11754212
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection fitting (102) for a valve coupling and/or measuring or test coupling (2) for fluid systems for detecting working pressures of fluid media, the coupling (2) comprising a coupling bushing (6) which is subject to operating pressure in the installed state and which has a connection part (16) and a borehole (10) in which a spring-loaded and mechanically actuatable non-return valve (32) is arranged, the valve body (18) of which, in the non-actuated state, is supported on a valve seat (52), the connection fitting (102) having an opening pin (114) having a more particularly circular, closed contact surface for the valve (32) and at least one passage (118) extending laterally to the contact surface, through which passage a connection can be established between the connection fitting (102) and the valve coupling and/or measuring or test coupling (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Hydrotechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Wolf
  • Publication number: 20230253636
    Abstract: A discharge apparatus for discharging energy includes a control board, a carrier board, a connecting device, and a discharge resistor. The control board is designed to control an electrical appliance for a vehicle. The carrier board has an electrically conductive interface. The connecting device is electrically conductive and is formed so as to electrically connect the interface to the control board. The discharge resistor is arranged in or on the carrier board and is electrically connected to the interface. In addition, the discharge resistor is designed to discharge the energy when the interface is electrically connected to the control board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Thomas WOLF
  • Publication number: 20230191858
    Abstract: A device for coupling a towing vehicle to a trailer vehicle of a vehicle combination, where the towing vehicle has a trailer coupling and the trailer vehicle has a drawbar. A measurement device is configured to measure forces and/or torques between the towing vehicle and the trailer vehicle has a two-part support with a first and second support components. The first support component has at least two measurement arms which extend radially and are symmetrically offset relative to one another. A strain gauge rosette is on each measurement arm. The second support component has counter-arms which extend radially and which correspond in number and arrangement to the measurement arms. The two support components can be attached firmly to one another and to the trailer coupling or to the drawbar. Also disclosed is a measurement-data capture and evaluation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: ZF CV Systems Global GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Pfefferkorn, Thomas Wolf, Maximilian Dittloff
  • Patent number: 11659996
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to the control and utilization of multiple sensors within a device. For an example, motion of a device may be detected in response to receipt of a signal from a first sensor disposed in the device, and a power state of a second sensor also disposed in the device may be changed in response to detected motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, Thomas Wolf, Alexander Hodisan