Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Bredow

Wolfgang Bredow 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: 7965204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable radio remote control transmitter with a splash-proof and dust-tight housing, which accommodates a control unit and comprises an operator control panel with a number of buttons for entering control commands. In order to develop the radio remote control transmitter in such a way that the risk of erroneous operation is reduced, it is proposed according to the invention that at least one button has an associated illuminating element for illuminating the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: NBB Controls + Components AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard
  • Publication number: 20080012747
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable radio remote control transmitter with a splash-proof and dust-tight housing, which accommodates a control unit and comprises an operator control panel with a number of buttons for entering control commands. In order to develop the radio remote control transmitter in such a way that the risk of erroneous operation is reduced, it is proposed according to the invention that at least one button has an associated illuminating element for illuminating the button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: NBB Controls + Components AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard
  • Patent number: 6980121
    Abstract: A method for operating a radio remote control system having a transmitting unit and a receiving unit, composed of: following the termination of a radio connection between the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, modifying at least one transmitting or receiving parameter of the transmitting unit or the receiving unit with respect to a standard value in such a way that the establishment of a new radio connection is only possible if the distance between the transmitting unit and the receiving unit does not exceed a predetermined value; and following the establishment of a new radio contact with the modified parameter in effect, resetting the respective parameter to the standard value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Integrated Electronic Systems !SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20050249548
    Abstract: A plastic joint for a selector pin that can be moved around at least one swiveling axis comprises an inner, first joint element and an outer, second joint element for mounting in a device. The first joint element includes a first plastic material with axially opposite end sections, the second joint element includes a second plastic material with borings that lie in the swiveling axis in which the end sections are held, forming the swiveling axis. The joint elements are spanned by a plastic sealing element as a seal. The joint elements can be produced individually or as a unit via injection molding processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 6840821
    Abstract: An injection molded element in combination with at least one electrical contact element embedded in the injection molded element. The injection molded element forms a wall element of an electric or electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Integrated Electronic Systems !SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20040185843
    Abstract: A remote controlled industrial equipment, e.g., a construction unit with at least one transmitter, which includes at least a second receiver that is operable parallel to a first receiver. The receivers are arranged with parts of the industrial equipment widely displaced apart from one another such that a control connection from the transmitter to at least one of the receivers can be established for the purpose of converting control signals of the transmitter into working movements of the industrial equipment. The receivers can therefore establish a continuous control connection up to the respective receiver that finally controls the working units of the industrial equipment, whereby simple and safe control remains ensured even under unfavourable external conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20040154203
    Abstract: A marking element for marking the function of a control element of an electric or electronic device with numbers or pictorial symbols. The marking element is composed of a first section composed of a first film having a luminescent layer to be applied to a control area of the control element, and a number or pictorial symbol is provided on the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Integrated Electronic Systems !SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20040156186
    Abstract: A control element for a device, specifically a push-button or switch, is provided on at least part of its visible surface with a luminescent substance, which is admixed to the synthetic material of the control element. The luminescent substance provides, over a certain period of time, a luminous density with decreasing intensity, which compared to areas in the vicinity and/or applied symbols, produces an at least sufficiently visible contrast in order to make the control element stand out recognizably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Integrated Electronic Systems !SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20030210154
    Abstract: A process for the control of a plurality of industrial, construction or mobile hydraulic machines, such as cranes, travelers and similar machines, by means of n remote control units (S1 . . . Sn), allocates the remote control units to k concentrators (K1 . . . Kk), whereby the number (k) of concentrators is smaller than the number (n) of remote control units. Preferably, only a single concentrator (K) is provided. The concentrator (K) provides the signals from the remote control units with a suitable address and transmits them via a common data network, such as the power grid (AC), to which the concentrator (K) and control devices (ST1 . . . STm) for the m power units of the industrial machines to be controlled are connected in such a way that a signal is recognized by its address and converted into the control signal for activation of the respective power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 6624807
    Abstract: A manual control device composed of: a housing; a joystick; and a joint supporting the joystick in the housing to enable the joystick to pivot about two mutually orthogonal axes relative to the housing. The joint is an elastic molded plastic part composed of an interior portion secured to the joystick, a peripheral portion secured to the housing and a connecting portion extending between, and connecting, the interior portion and the peripheral portion. The interior portion has the form of a first cylinder and the peripheral portion has the form of a second cylinder, the first and second cylinders being concentric with one another when the joystick is in a neutral position. The connecting portion has a frustoconical shape when the joystick is in the neutral position and is stressed when the joystick is pivoted away from the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Integrated Electronic Systems ISYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Haug, Thomas Burchard
  • Patent number: 6545607
    Abstract: A remote control system, particularly for remotely controlling industrial equipment, has a sensor that detects the operator's safety-relevant medical data and transmits them as a control signal to a control circuit in a transmitter or receiver. The control circuit triggers a predefinable control sequence when the value of the control signal exceeds or falls below at least one predefinable value. A malfunction, especially of the “human component” of the total system, can be reliably detected as soon as it becomes safety relevant, i.e., as soon as there is a danger that the operator might no longer be able to control the industrial equipment properly and reliably with the remote control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Integrated Electronic Systems !SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20030006963
    Abstract: A manual control device composed of: a housing; a joystick; and a joint supporting the joystick in the housing to enable the joystick to pivot about two mutually orthogonal axes relative to the housing. The joint is an elastic molded plastic part composed of an interior portion secured to the joystick, a peripheral portion secured to the housing and a connecting portion extending between, and connecting, the interior portion and the peripheral portion. The interior portion has the form of a first cylinder and the peripheral portion has the form of a second cylinder, the first and second cylinders being concentric with one another when the joystick is in a neutral position. The connecting portion has a frustoconical shape when the joystick is in the neutral position and is stressed when the joystick is pivoted away from the neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: Integrated Electronic Systems
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Haug, Thomas Burchard
  • Publication number: 20020164904
    Abstract: An injection molded element in combination with at least one electrical contact element embedded in the injection molded element. The injection molded element forms a wall element of an electric or electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Applicant: Integrated Electronic Systems !SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20020063634
    Abstract: A method for operating a radio remote control system having a transmitting unit and a receiving unit, composed of: following the termination of a radio connection between the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, modifying at least one transmitting or receiving parameter of the transmitting unit or the receiving unit with respect to a standard value in such a way that the establishment of a new radio connection is only possible if the distance between the transmitting unit and the receiving unit does not exceed a predetermined value; and following the establishment of a new radio contact with the modified parameter in effect, resetting the respective parameter to the standard value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Applicant: Integrated Electronic System! SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Publication number: 20020036568
    Abstract: A remote control system, particularly for remotely controlling industrial equipment, has a sensor that detects the operator's safety-relevant medical data and transmits them as a control signal to a control circuit in a transmitter or receiver. The control circuit triggers a predefinable control sequence when the value of the control signal exceeds or falls below at least one predefinable value. A malfunction, especially of the “human component” of the total system, can be reliably detected as soon as it becomes safety relevant, i.e., as soon as there is a danger that the operator might no longer be able to control the industrial equipment properly and reliably with the remote control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: Integrated Electronic Systems! SYS Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 6104378
    Abstract: A manual control device with a control stick (joystick) whose output signal is proportional to the angular deflection of the control stick has transducers that step the output signal in such a way that the manual control device imitates or simulates the switching behavior of a N-stage manual control device. For that purpose, analog or digital electronic means associate with the output signal of the manual control device, depending on its value, one among N different voltage values, whose number and potential difference may be predetermined. The advantages of an analog manual control device (few mechanical components, cheap production) are thus combined with the advantages of a N-stage manual control device (adjustment information for the user, wider field of application in industrial control processes).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: NBB Nachrichtentechnik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Thomas Burchard, Wolfgang Bredow, Thamoa Haug
  • Patent number: 5796056
    Abstract: A multi-stage switch with a common actuating element and at least two switch elements for making contact provides that the switch elements are disposed next to each other above contact elements of a circuit board which they bridge in the closed state. The actuating element for the switch is movably disposed above the switch elements in such a way that the switch elements respond sequentially when the actuating element is depressed. Such a multi-stage switch can be produced cost-effectively with simple structural means, can be universally used, is easy to operate, maintenance free to the greatest extent and operates dependably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: NBB Nachrichtentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 5680796
    Abstract: A manual controller including a control lever having a lower end; a housing having a bottom; a bearing held in the housing and supporting the control lever for pivotable deflection in two orthogonal axes around a fixed point from a zero position to a maximum pivot angle relative to the zero position while the lower end of the control lever moves over a path lying in a spherical surface having a radius R; and converter devices which translate pivotal movement of the control lever from its zero position into an electrical signal. The bearing is an elastomer joint having a transition part extending between a rim and an inner part for imposing on the control lever an elastic restoring force from all deflection positions toward the zero position of the control lever while simultaneously maintaining the spatial position of the fixed point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: NBB Nachrichtentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Wustenberg, Raymond Mohrbach, Wolfgang Bredow, Thomas Burchard, Rolf Fazler, Thomas Haug, Fabian Elsasser
  • Patent number: 5444199
    Abstract: A switch for operating an electric device, the switch having a released position in which the device can be switched on or off, and a locked position in which switching on of the device is prevented, in combination with a removable key element including a key insertable into the switch and displaceable for placing the switch in a selected one of the released and locked positions. The switch includes a function element fixedly disposed within the electric device, and an actuating element for switching the electric device on and off, seated on the outside of the device and in operative connection with the function element. The key element is composed of a cap-like slip-on element to which the key is permanently fastened and which is configured to be securely and removably mounted on the actuating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: NBB Nachrichtentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Burchard, Wolfgang Bredow