Patents by Inventor Thomas Zimmermann

Thomas Zimmermann 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: 20240125816
    Abstract: A probe head with a cylindrical portion and an oblique truncated portion angled downward toward a high-powered electronic device under testing. The probe head has a proximal end comprising an oblique truncated cone portion angled relative to the longitudinal axis at an input angle and has an analog signal input. The probe head has a digital signal output provided on the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Michael J Mende, Mark Heimann, Richard Booman, Philipp Palffy-Daun-Seiler, Michael Engels, Nadja Laeaeperi, Benno Jacobs, Michael D Stevens, Nicolas Frabasile, Peter Hildenhagen, Kai Klein, Jurij Weber, Iris Zimmermann, Juergen Trueller, Thomas Podrebersek, Michael Eube, Frank Pannes, Matthew M Mende
  • Patent number: 11933266
    Abstract: Thus there is provided a method of installing rotor blades of a wind turbine to a rotor hub of the wind turbine. The wind turbine has a tower having a tower longitudinal axis. The rotor hub has a first, a second and a third rotor blade connection. The rotor hub is rotated until the first rotor blade connection is at an angle of 90° or 270° with respect to the tower longitudinal axis. The first rotor blade is lifted substantially horizontally and fixed to the rotor blade connection. The rotor hub is rotated so that the second rotor blade connection is at an angle of 90° or 270° with respect to the tower longitudinal axis. The second rotor blade is lifted substantially horizontally and fixed to the second rotor blade connection. The rotor hub is further rotated until the third rotor blade connection is at an angle of 60° or 300° with respect to the tower longitudinal axis. The third rotor blade is lifted at an angle of ?=30° with respect to a horizontal and fixed to the third rotor blade connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Rubner, Klaas Schumann, Felix Fettback, Wolfgang Meyer-Stöver, Frank Knoop, Klaus Bünting, Frank Zimmermann, Martin Hüller, Thomas Rehberger
  • Publication number: 20230415809
    Abstract: A method is disclosure for operating a steer-by-wire vehicle steering system with a steering wheel in a shut-down state of the vehicle. According to one step of the method, after the vehicle has been shut down a procedure is carried out to monitor whether the steering wheel of the vehicle is being moved. If a movement of the steering wheel is ascertained and the movement exceeds a defined first limiting value, the movement of the steering wheel is damped by a damping unit of the steering system. If no movement of the steering wheel exceeding the first limiting value was ascertained for a defined time period, no further monitoring of a movement of the steering wheel and no further damping of the movement of the steering wheel are undertaken, so long as the vehicle is shut down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Stephan Walentowski, Stefan Jäkel, Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11649597
    Abstract: A self-propelled sweeping machine, having a chassis comprising at least one driven drive axle with wheels, for cleaning drivable, preferably solid, ground surfaces such as roads, streets, paths and cycle paths, squares or the like, consists of a refuse collection container which is built onto the chassis for receiving refuse which is lifted from the ground surface by means of generated suction air and/or suction force of a suction air unit comprising a suction air blower, by a suction device provided at the front end of a suction air line, and which is supplied via the connected, preferably rising, suction air line to the interior of the refuse collection container, wherein the refuse collection container has a screening device which is arranged spaced apart from the upper container wall for separating the refuse and, for conducting the suction air, has a downstream air outlet line for the suction air to be discharged, and wherein for the emptying process the refuse collection container is configured at the r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: BUCHER MUNICIPAL AG
    Inventors: Alexander Zipes, Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11398726
    Abstract: A method for identifying the switch topology of multiple energy storage module connected in parallel and/or in series, which respectively have at least one energy storage element, each module has a switch element for selectively activating and deactivating the module and a unique identifier, wherein each module is assigned to a module string in that a total current flowing across the switch topology is checked, and individual modules are activated successively via the switch element until the total current is detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Technische Universität München
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10850452
    Abstract: A method and machine for sealing at least one cut edge of a foam board is disclosed. The foam board has a top surface, a bottom surface and at least one cut edge extending between the top surface and the bottom surface. The cut edge is passed over a heated roller to soften the edge and then passed over a second roller having a temperature that is lower than the temperature of the first roller which seals the edge. The cut edge may be milled to square the edge relative to the top and bottom of the board before the cut edge is passed over the heated roller. Additional pairs of rollers may be provided to seal the top surface and the bottom surface of the foam board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CPG International LLC
    Inventors: Alexander James Kidwell, Stephen Idziur, Thomas Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20200362526
    Abstract: A self-propelled sweeping machine, having a chassis comprising at least one driven drive axle with wheels, for cleaning drivable, preferably solid, ground surfaces such as roads, streets, paths and cycle paths, squares or the like, consists of a refuse collection container which is built onto the chassis for receiving refuse which is lifted from the ground surface by means of generated suction air and/or suction force of a suction air unit comprising a suction air blower, by a suction device provided at the front end of a suction air line, and which is supplied via the connected, preferably rising, suction air line to the interior of the refuse collection container, wherein the refuse collection container has a screening device which is arranged spaced apart from the upper container wall for separating the refuse and, for conducting the suction air, has a downstream air outlet line for the suction air to be discharged, and wherein for the emptying process the refuse collection container is configured at the r
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander ZIPES, Thomas ZIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20190020195
    Abstract: A method for identifying the switch topology of multiple energy storage module connected in parallel and/or in series, which respectively have at least one energy storage element, each module has a switch element for selectively activating and deactivating the module and a unique identifier, wherein each module is assigned to a module string in that a total current flowing across the switch topology is checked, and individual modules are activated successively via the switch element until the total current is detectable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9891051
    Abstract: A self-leveling multi-line laser device is disclosed. The multi-line laser device includes at least two laser beams and at least two reflecting cones, wherein the cone axes of the reflecting cones are perpendicular to each other and each of the laser beams can be directed, preferably eccentrically, parallel to the axis of one of the reflecting cones against the tip of said reflecting cone. With the multi-line laser device, at least two projectable laser lines can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9542176
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting a software build error are described herein. In one example, a method includes detecting a plurality of changes in software. The method also includes identifying a plurality of change lists, wherein a change list is identified for each of the plurality of changes in the software. Additionally, the method includes identifying a characteristic for each change list in the plurality of change lists. Furthermore, the method includes calculating a plurality of probabilities based at least in part on the characteristic of each of the plurality of change lists, wherein each of the probabilities indicates the likelihood of one of the plurality of change lists creating the software build error. The method also includes reporting the plurality of probabilities of the software build error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Bird, Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9327116
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cardio-synchronized stimulation of skeletal or smooth muscle, but excluding the heart muscles, in a counterpulsation mode of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: CARDIOLA LTD.
    Inventors: Christian Stuerzinger, Larry Lapanashvili, Thomas Zimmermann, Armin Eggli, Christian Piguet, Jean-Felix Perotto
  • Patent number: 9129038
    Abstract: Software development items can be represented in a graph data structure. Relationships between the represented items can be detected and reflected in the graph data structure. Queries can be run against the data structure to determine which software development items are related to each other. Implicit query can be implemented in a software development context. A graph browser can present panes showing related items. In some embodiments, a set of regular expressions can be used to identify paths in a graph. Probability scores for the identified paths can be computed. Path data for the identified paths, including the probability scores, can be stored in a searchable location accessible by one or more applications. A query of the path data can be processed to return query results associated with at least one of the identified paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Begel, Thomas Zimmermann, Yit Phang Khoo, Gina D. Venolia
  • Patent number: 9110308
    Abstract: A five-beam laser device that is designed in a self-leveling way and includes three laser sources, wherein two laser beams created by the laser sources are each divided into two partial beams, wherein one of the partial beams in each case meets with the beam of the third laser source at a point P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20150202435
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cardio-synchronised stimulation of skeletal or smooth muscle, but excluding the heart muscles, in a counterpulsation mode of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Stuerzinger, Larry Lapanashvili, Thomas Zimmermann, Armin Eggli, Christian Piguet, Jean-Felix Perotto
  • Patent number: 8954154
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cardio-synchronized stimulation of skeletal or smooth muscle, but excluding the heart muscles, in a counterpulsation mode of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cardiola Ltd.
    Inventors: Christian Stuerzinger, Larry Lapanashvili, Thomas Zimmermann, Armin Eggli, Christian Piguet, Jean-Felix Perotto
  • Publication number: 20150007437
    Abstract: A self-leveling multi-line laser device is disclosed. The multi-line laser device includes at least two laser beams and at least two reflecting cones, wherein the cone axes of the reflecting cones are perpendicular to each other and each of the laser beams can be directed, preferably eccentrically, parallel to the axis of one of the reflecting cones against the tip of said reflecting cone. With the multi-line laser device, at least two projectable laser lines can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20140350638
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cardio-synchronised stimulation of skeletal or smooth muscle, but excluding the heart muscles, in a counterpulsation mode of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Stuerzinger, Larry Lapanashvili, Thomas Zimmermann, Armin Eggli, Christian Piguet, Jean-Felix Perotto
  • Patent number: 8813379
    Abstract: A self-leveling multi-line laser device is disclosed. The multi-line laser device includes at least two laser beams and at least two reflecting cones, wherein the cone axes of the reflecting cones are perpendicular to each other and each of the laser beams can be directed, preferably eccentrically, parallel to the axis of one of the reflecting cones against the tip of said reflecting cone. With the multi-line laser device, at least two projectable laser lines can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8812118
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cardio-synchronized stimulation of skeletal or smooth muscle, but excluding the heart muscles, in a counterpulsation mode of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Cardiola Ltd.
    Inventors: Christian Stuerzinger, Larry Lapanashvili, Thomas Zimmermann, Armin Eggli, Christian Piguet, Jean-Felix Perotto
  • Publication number: 20140053135
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting a software build error are described herein. In one example, a method includes detecting a plurality of changes in software. The method also includes identifying a plurality of change lists, wherein a change list is identified for each of the plurality of changes in the software. Additionally, the method includes identifying a characteristic for each change list in the plurality of change lists. Furthermore, the method includes calculating a plurality of probabilities based at least in part on the characteristic of each of the plurality of change lists, wherein each of the probabilities indicates the likelihood of one of the plurality of change lists creating the software build error. The method also includes reporting the plurality of probabilities of the software build error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Bird, Thomas Zimmermann