Patents by Inventor Urs Loher

Urs Loher 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: 9605993
    Abstract: A load cell (1) has a deformable body with upper and lower contact surfaces (3, 4), through which a force is introduced. Support points (5) of the contact surfaces define a line of action (6) of the force. At least one column-shaped portion (7) of the deformable body has a central longitudinal axis (8) and a circumferential surface whose generating line runs parallel to the central longitudinal axis (8). A first determining means (9) installed on the column-shaped portion converts a mechanical deformation into an electronic signal, and a second determining means (10) installed on the column-shaped portion converts a deviation of the central longitudinal axis (8) from the line of action (6) into a representative signal. Each determining means has at least one strain gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Ziebart, Klaus Peter Selig, Urs Loher
  • Publication number: 20150308883
    Abstract: A load cell (1) has a deformable body with upper and lower contact surfaces (3, 4), through which a force is introduced. Support points (5) of the contact surfaces define a line of action (6) of the force. At least one column-shaped portion (7) of the deformable body has a central longitudinal axis (8) and a circumferential surface whose generating line runs parallel to the central longitudinal axis (8). A first determining means (9) installed on the column-shaped portion converts a mechanical deformation into an electronic signal, and a second determining means (10) installed on the column-shaped portion converts a deviation of the central longitudinal axis (8) from the line of action (6) into a representative signal. Each determining means has at least one strain gauge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Volker ZIEBART, Klaus Peter SELIG, Urs LOHER
  • Patent number: 8191434
    Abstract: A device and method for effectuating the temperature compensation testing of digital load cells. The device uses conductive heat transfer to establish and maintain the temperature of the load cell(s) during testing. The device may include a vessel into which one or more load cells to be tested are placed. Temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by circulating a temperature controlled fluid through the vessel. The vessel containing the one or more load cells may then be placed in a load application device that applies a load(s) to the one or more load cells during testing. Readings from the one or more load cells are used to establish a temperature compensation factor for each load cell tested. In other embodiments, temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by placing the load cells in contact with a solid heat transfer element(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Urs Loher, Aaron Skidmore
  • Patent number: 8055456
    Abstract: An interior space of the at least one housing of a force-measuring device is filled with a gas composition that is distinguishable in at least one parameter from the ambient atmosphere. A sensor that is arranged in the interior space, or on the housing, measures this distinguishable parameter. A processing unit of the force-measuring device compares signals obtained from the sensor to monitor and determine the condition of the force-measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Urs Loher, Kurt Jensen, Volker Ziebart
  • Publication number: 20100251833
    Abstract: A device and method for effectuating the temperature compensation testing of digital load cells. The device uses conductive heat transfer to establish and maintain the temperature of the load cell(s) during testing. The device may include a vessel into which one or more load cells to be tested are placed. Temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by circulating a temperature controlled fluid through the vessel. The vessel containing the one or more load cells may then be placed in a load application device that applies a load(s) to the one or more load cells during testing. Readings from the one or more load cells are used to establish a temperature compensation factor for each load cell tested. In other embodiments, temperature control of the load cells may be accomplished by placing the load cells in contact with a solid heat transfer element(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Reber, Urs Loher, Aaron Skidmore
  • Publication number: 20100004876
    Abstract: An interior space of the at least one housing of a force-measuring device is filled with a gas composition that is distinguishable in at least one parameter from the ambient atmosphere. A sensor that is arranged in the interior space, or on the housing, measures this distinguishable parameter. A processing unit of the force-measuring device compares signals obtained from the sensor to monitor and determine the condition of the force-measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Urs Loher, Kurt Jensen, Volker Ziebart
  • Patent number: 7478551
    Abstract: A calibration weight 100 for a gravimetric measuring instrument includes a calibration weight base module 101 which is equipped with at least one attachment area 106. The calibration weight 100 further has at least one positioning means 104 and at least one transfer element 105. The attachment area 106 allows supplemental weights 102 to be built onto the calibration weight base module 101; the positioning means 104 serves to position the calibration weight 100 in relation to the calibration weight arm 20; and the transfer element 105 serves as the place through which the transfer mechanism lever 31 applies its force and effects a transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Jean-Maurice Tellenbach, Urs Loher, Richard Bruderer
  • Patent number: 7237261
    Abstract: Method with which a mobile subscriber with a WAP-enabled terminal (1) can access a WAP or WEB server (5), wherein said terminal (1) sends a request for said server to a WAP gateway (3) wherein the security in the air interface (2) between the said WAP-enabled terminal (1) and said gateway (3) is based on WTLS (Wireless Transport Layer Security), wherein the security protocol used by said server (5) is based on the SSL and/or TLS security protocol, wherein the conversion between WTLS and SSL and/or TLS is effected in a secured domain of said server (5) administrated by an administrator, and wherein the packets sent by said terminal (1) are routed by said gateway (3) to said secured domain, without decrypting all the packets transmitted during a session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Swisscom AG
    Inventors: Adriano Huber, Urs Loher
  • Patent number: 7194922
    Abstract: A modular force-measuring cell is disclosed which includes a force transducer equipped with sensors that measure changes occurring in the state of the force transducer as a result of a force or temperature. The force-measuring cell also includes a memory module for storing compensation data associated with the modular force-measuring cell. The memory module and at least one converter circuit for the conversion of the signals delivered by the sensors are arranged in a circuit module that is mechanically and thermally coupled to the force transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Metter-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Cyrill Bucher, Urs Loher, Jean-Maurice Tellenbach
  • Patent number: 7155348
    Abstract: A force-measuring cell is disclosed which is equipped with a force transducer which includes a deformable body that is equipped with sensors. The deformable body connects a housing-mounted fixed part to a force-introducing part of the force transducer. The sensors are connected to electrical conductors of at least one flat ribbon cable which leads to a circuit module that serves to process the measuring signals and contains the connections for joining the sensors together in a measuring bridge circuit. The conductor tracks can be configured so that all of the connecting leads from nodal points of a measuring bridge to the contact terminals of the sensors have at least approximately equal resistance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Urs Loher, Jean-Maurice Tellenbach, Cryrill Bucher
  • Publication number: 20060196706
    Abstract: A calibration weight 100 for a gravimetric measuring instrument includes a calibration weight base module 101 which is equipped with at least one attachment area 106. The calibration weight 100 further has at least one positioning means 104 and at least one transfer element 105. The attachment area 106 allows supplemental weights 102 to be built onto the calibration weight base module 101; the positioning means 104 serves to position the calibration weight 100 in relation to the calibration weight arm 20; and the transfer element 105 serves as the place through which the transfer mechanism lever 31 applies its force and effects a transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: METTLER-TOLEDO GMBH
    Inventors: Jean-Maurice Tellenbach, Urs Loher, Richard Bruderer
  • Publication number: 20060169063
    Abstract: An exemplary mounting arrangement serves for the mounting of a force transducer that has a sensor-equipped core part connecting a support part to a force-application part. The support part can be bolted to a fastening part by mounting screws, and the force-application part can be bolted to a weighing pan carrier by means of mounting screws. The support part and the force-application part of the force transducer can each have a triplet of threaded holes serving to receive the mounting screws. Each triplet forms an isosceles triangle whose apex points towards the deformable body. The symmetry axes of the triangles lie in a plane that is parallel to the displacement travel of the force transducer. The mounting arrangement can be further configured to provide an effective overload protection in a low-profile design and to provide a thermally uncoupled fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Urs Loher, Chandradeo Sawh, Jean-Maurice Tellenbach
  • Patent number: 7051603
    Abstract: An exemplary mounting arrangement serves for the mounting of a force transducer that has a sensor-equipped core part connecting a support part to a force-application part. The support part can be bolted to a fastening part by mounting screws, and the force-application part can be bolted to a weighing pan carrier by means of mounting screws. The support part and the force-application part of the force transducer can each have a triplet of threaded holes serving to receive the mounting screws. Each triplet forms an isosceles triangle whose apex points towards the deformable body. The symmetry axes of the triangles lie in a plane that is parallel to the displacement travel of the force transducer. The mounting arrangement can be further configured to provide an effective overload protection in a low-profile design and to provide a thermally uncoupled fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Metter-Toledo GmbH
    Inventors: Urs Loher, Chandradeo Sawh, Jean-Maurice Tellenbach
  • Publication number: 20050081650
    Abstract: A modular force-measuring cell is disclosed which includes a force transducer equipped with sensors that measure changes occurring in the state of the force transducer as a result of a force or temperature. The force-measuring cell also includes a memory module for storing compensation data associated with the modular force-measuring cell. The memory module and at least one converter circuit for the conversion of the signals delivered by the sensors are arranged in a circuit module that is mechanically and thermally coupled to the force transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Cyrill Bucher, Urs Loher, Jean-Maurice Tellenbach
  • Publication number: 20050081651
    Abstract: A force-measuring cell is disclosed which is equipped with a force transducer which includes a deformable body that is equipped with sensors. The deformable body connects a housing-mounted fixed part to a force-introducing part of the force transducer. The sensors are connected to electrical conductors of at least one flat ribbon cable which leads to a circuit module that serves to process the measuring signals and contains the connections for joining the sensors together in a measuring bridge circuit. The conductor tracks can be configured so that all of the connecting leads from nodal points of a measuring bridge to the contact terminals of the sensors have at least approximately equal resistance values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Urs Loher, Jean-Maurice Tellenbach, Cryill Bucher
  • Publication number: 20050081641
    Abstract: An exemplary mounting arrangement serves for the mounting of a force transducer that has a sensor-equipped core part connecting a support part to a force-application part. The support part can be bolted to a fastening part by mounting screws, and the force-application part can be bolted to a weighing pan carrier by means of mounting screws. The support part and the force-application part of the force transducer can each have a triplet of threaded holes serving to receive the mounting screws. Each triplet forms an isosceles triangle whose apex points towards the deformable body. The symmetry axes of the triangles lie in a plane that is parallel to the displacement travel of the force transducer. The mounting arrangement can be further configured to provide an effective overload protection in a low-profile design and to provide a thermally uncoupled fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Urs Loher, Chandradeo Sawh, Jean-Maurice Tellenbach
  • Publication number: 20030057590
    Abstract: An extended component made of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic materials, in particular a screw (1) that contains a corresponding proportion of fibres. Carbon fibres shaped as endles fibres extend in an at least approximately parallel direction to the centre line of the screw (1) in the area of the head (2) of the adjacent thread turns of the shaft (5). At the surface of the remaining part of the threaded portion, the fibre follow the contour of the thread in the axial direction of the part. The fibres in the core of this section next to the end of the screw are distrubuted in an increasingly random manner towards the free end of the screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: URS LOHER, JORG MAYER, ROGER TOGININI, THOMAS WEGENER, ERIC WINERMANTEL
  • Patent number: 6449282
    Abstract: Method for random-access communication in communication networks (1) with time-slotted transmission channels which are being accessed by a plurality of terminal devices (2), whereby the terminal devices (2) are provided with binary feedback (S/{overscore (S)}) by a common receiver (3), a positive feedback (S) indicating that a particular slot contained a successfully transmitted packet or a negative feedback ({overscore (S)}) indicating that the particular slot did not contain a successfully transmitted packet, and whereby dummy packets are transmitted by an auxiliary user (4) following the first negative feedback ({overscore (S)}) after a prior collision has been resolved to determine whether said negative ({overscore (S)}) feedback was due to a collision of packets in the respective slot or whether it was due to this slot having been empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Swisscom AG
    Inventor: Urs Loher