Patents by Inventor Uwe Weiss

Uwe Weiss 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: 20220050141
    Abstract: A contact monitoring unit is for a safety-critical triggering apparatus of a switching device, including a connection diagram arranged on a first circuit carrier medium for a triggering apparatus and triggering electronics arranged on a second circuit carrier medium. The contact monitoring unit includes redundant electrical connections that are monitored such that, even a failure of a redundant electrical connection is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen RUPP, Martin MAIER, Uwe WEISS
  • Patent number: 10514397
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a measuring apparatus and an associated measurement method. The measuring apparatus is installed on a line and includes a sensing unit having a first and a second voltage divider for producing a first and a second measurement signal with a measurement transducer. The first and second measurement signals are each forwardable via a measurement line directly to a signal transducer. The signal transducer is supplied with power via a supply line by being switchably connected to the measurement transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Maier, Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180299492
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a measuring apparatus and an associated measurement method. The measuring apparatus is installed on a line and includes a sensing unit having a first and a second voltage divider for producing a first and a second measurement signal with a measurement transducer. The first and second measurement signals are each forwardable via a measurement line directly to a signal transducer. The signal transducer is supplied with power via a supply line by being switchably connected to the measurement transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Maier, Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180286564
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power converter module comprising a circuit board (7) in which an iron core (1) is integrated in recesses (6) of the circuit board (7), a winding with windings, forming a secondary circuit (8) of the power converter module, is arranged in or on the circuit board (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfgang Feil, Martin Maier, Uwe Weiss
  • Patent number: 9868183
    Abstract: A rotary index table comprising a plate, which has drivers that engage with a drive groove of a cam barrel, wherein the plate can be driven by the cam barrel to carry out a rotational movement about a rotational axis which in turn can be driven by a motor to carry out a rotational movement about the longitudinal axis thereof, and wherein the motor directly drives the cam barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: WEISS GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Weiss
  • Patent number: 9862548
    Abstract: A drive unit for driving a carriage which can be displaced along a transporting path comprises a barrel cam, which can be driven to rotate and has a drive groove for engagement of a driver arranged on the carriage, and also comprises a control device for controlling the drive of the carriage. The barrel cam has a first barrel portion and a second barrel portion, which is separate from the first, wherein the barrel portions can be driven independently of one another, and wherein the control device is designed so that, once the carriage has been received from a separate drive unit, it can accelerate the carriage with the first barrel portion and can supply the accelerated carriage to the second barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: WEISS GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20170190514
    Abstract: A drive unit for driving a carriage which can be displaced along a transporting path comprises a barrel cam, which can be driven to rotate and has a drive groove for engagement of a driver arranged on the carriage, and also comprises a control device for controlling the drive of the carriage. The barrel cam has a first barrel portion and a second barrel portion, which is separate from the first, wherein the barrel portions can be driven independently of one another, and wherein the control device is designed so that, once the carriage has been received from a separate drive unit, it can accelerate the carriage by means of the first barrel portion and can supply the accelerated carriage to the second barrel portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Uwe Weiss
  • Patent number: 9600012
    Abstract: A device connectable to a three-phase network, wherein the device includes a capacitor, a secondary coil, a diode and, per phase, a conductor and a circuit, where a secondary-side coil is connected in parallel to the capacitor via the diode, the circuit is configured such that a resistor is located in a conductor, a first capacitor is connected parallel to the resistor, a serial circuit of a first primary-side coil is connected in parallel to the first capacitor, energy transfer occurs from a first primary-side coil to a second primary-side coil and to the secondary-side coil, a second capacitor is connected in parallel to the second primary-side coil, the second capacitor is connected to the source connection of a self-conducting field effect transistor, and the gate connection of the self-conducting field effect transistor is connected to the second capacitor to provide an improved internal power supply for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Maier, Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20160170431
    Abstract: A device connectable to a three-phase network, wherein the device includes a capacitor, a secondary coil, a diode and, per phase, a conductor and a circuit, where a secondary-side coil is connected in parallel to the capacitor via the diode, the circuit is configured such that a resistor is located in a conductor, a first capacitor is connected parallel to the resistor, a serial circuit of a first primary-side coil is connected in parallel to the first capacitor, energy transfer occurs from a first primary-side coil to a second primary-side coil and to the secondary-side coil, a second capacitor is connected in parallel to the second primary-side coil, the second capacitor is connected to the source connection of a self-conducting field effect transistor, and the gate connection of the self-conducting field effect transistor is connected to the second capacitor to provide an improved internal power supply for the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Martin MAIER, Uwe WEISS
  • Patent number: 9108317
    Abstract: A manipulation device for manipulating and/or processing a workpiece includes a first motion unit for generating a linear motion of a first component and a second motion unit for generating a linear motion of a second component. The motion units are arranged relative to each other such that the motions that can be generated by the motion units are aligned parallel to each other. The first and second components are connected via first and second hinge joints, respectively, to a fastening element that is suitable for receiving a workpiece and/or a tool. The first and second hinge joints comprise first and second guide arms, respectively, which are coupled to the first and second components, respectively, via revolute joints. The first and second guide arms are coupled directly or indirectly to each other by at least one revolute joint so as to be pivotable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: WEISS GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Weiss, Joseph Aleida Mathieu Maria Pinxt, Thomas Sarbach, Thomas Hess
  • Publication number: 20140341252
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a device for protecting a load, with a first current path having two lines, and a monitoring arrangement for detecting an imminent overload of the electrical load. In order to enable the detection of an imminent overload on a load, it is proposed that the monitoring arrangement includes a first temperature measuring unit, an evaluation unit and a first transducer, which establishes an electrically conductive connection between the two lines of the first current path, wherein the first temperature measuring unit is electrically isolated from the first transducer and can record a temperature of the first transducer, wherein the evaluation unit can determine, using recorded temperatures of the first transducer, a temporary heating behaviour of the first transducer, and can determine, by evaluating the determined temporary heating behaviour of the first transducer, an imminent overload on the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Kr├Ątzschmar, Siegfried Neumann, Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20130136571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a manipulation device for manipulating and/or processing a workpiece, comprising a first motion unit (12a) for generating a linear motion (B1) of a first component (22a) and a second motion unit (12b) for generating a linear motion (B2) of a second component (22b). The motion units (12a, 12b) are arranged relative to each other such such that the motions (B1, B2) that can be generated by the motion units (12a, 12b) are aligned parallel to each other, wherein the first component (22a) is connected via a first hinge joint (24a, 26a) and the second component (22b) is connected via a second hinge joint (24b, 26b) to a fastening element (29, 29?) that is suitable for receiving a workpiece and/or a tool. The first hinge joint comprises a first guide arm that is coupled to the first component by means of a revolute joint, and the second hinge joint comprises a second guide arm (26b) that is coupled to the second component by means of a revolute joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: WEISS GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Weiss, Joseph Aleida Mathieu Maria Pinxt, Thomas Sarbach, Thomas Hess
  • Publication number: 20120266721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary index table comprising a plate, which has drivers that engage with a drive groove of a cam barrel, wherein the plate can be driven by means of the cam barrel to carry out a rotational movement about a rotational axis which in turn can be driven by means of a motor to carry out a rotational movement about the longitudinal axis thereof, and wherein the motor directly drives the cam barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: WEISS GMBH SONDERMASCHINENTECHNIK
    Inventor: Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20120255397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary indexing table comprising a plate and at least two motors for driving the plate to carry out a rotational movement. The motors are drivingly connected to the plate by means of at least one cam barrel. The cam barrel comprises a drive groove with which drivers engage that are associated with the plate, wherein the drive groove has a constant pitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: WEISS GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20120180584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pivotal drive, in particular a round indexing table having a plate which can be driven by a motor to execute a rotary movement about an axis of rotation and having a bearing arrangement for the journaling of the plate in a housing of the pivotal drive, the bearing arrangement including at least one radial bearing and at least a first axial bearing and a second axial bearing. The radial bearing cooperates with a radial bearing surface formed by an outer peripheral surface of the plate. The first axial bearing cooperates with a first bearing surface of the plate and the second axial bearing cooperates with a second bearing surface of the plate and the bearing surfaces are arranged displaced parallel to one another with respect to the axis of rotation of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Weiss GmbH Sondermaschinentechnik
    Inventor: Uwe Weiss
  • Patent number: 8092772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a use of a two-way spray nozzle (1) with protective gas for manufacturing granular sodium percarbonate, said nozzle comprising a central tube (2) having an outlet for an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution, an inner jacket tube (3) arranged coaxially around the central tube, and having an outlet for aqueous sodium carbonate solution, an outer jacket tube (4) arranged coaxially around the central tube and inner jacket tube, and having an outlet for a protective gas, a threaded ring slot (5) arranged around the central tube at a distance from the outlet of the central tube, wherein the threads of the ring slot are arranged at an angle ? with respect of the direction of the longitudinal axis (12) of the central tube, and in which said protective gas is used at a pressure of less than 0.7 bar. The present invention also relates to a method for manufacturing granular sodium percarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kemira Kemi AB
    Inventors: Uwe Weiss, Michael Jacob, Elin Sohlberg, Ajse Sandqvist, Fredrik Lauritzson
  • Publication number: 20110038782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a use of a two-way spray nozzle (1) with protective gas for manufacturing granular sodium percarbonate, said nozzle comprising a central tube (2) having an outlet for an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution, an inner jacket tube (3) arranged coaxially around the central tube, and having an outlet for aqueous sodium carbonate solution, an outer jacket tube (4) arranged coaxially around the central tube and inner jacket tube, and having an outlet for a protective gas, a threaded ring slot (5) arranged around the central tube at a distance from the outlet of the central tube, wherein the threads of the ring slot are arranged at an angle ? with respect of the direction of the longitudinal axis (12) of the central tube, and in which said protective gas is used at a pressure of less than 0.7 bar. The present invention also relates to a method for manufacturing granular sodium percarbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Uwe Weiss, Michael Jacob, Elin Sohlberg, Ajse Sandqvist, Fredrik Lauritzson
  • Patent number: 7612689
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a rotary encoding switch is disclosed such as used in the function setting for relays or similar. In one embodiment, a particularly secure function setting for relays or similar may be achieved by means of a rotary encoding switch with a number of switch stages with separations between the switch stages which are not constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siegfried Neumann, Uwe Weiss
  • Publication number: 20090135028
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a rotary encoding switch is disclosed such as used in the function setting for relays or similar. In one embodiment, a particularly secure function setting for relays or similar may be achieved by means of a rotary encoding switch with a number of switch stages with separations between the switch stages which are not constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Siegfried Neumann, Uwe Weiss
  • Patent number: 7317170
    Abstract: A simple and low-cost electronic function relay is specified, for example an overload relay with a bistable printed circuit board relay module. The relay includes an engagement point for mechanical operation. The relay further includes a separate reset mechanism, which can be coupled to the printed circuit board relay module, and a switching lever, which corresponds with the engagement point, for manual resetting of the printed circuit board relay module to a switched-on position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siegfried Neumann, Fritz Royer, Uwe Weiss, Christian Widmann