Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Hahn

Wolfgang Hahn 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: 20190248529
    Abstract: A container handling plant and a method for a container handling plant are shown. The container handling plant comprises at least one container handling machine for handling containers, wherein at least one container handling machine comprises a type preselection memory in which different types are preselectable for a handling to be performed by the container handling machine, at least one output device positioned at the at least one container handling machine for outputting an audio signal and/or an optical signal, and a control device configured to control the at least one output device such that the output device acoustically outputs a predetermined audio signal made of tone sequences comprising at least two different tones and/or optically outputs an optical signal, if due to the type preselected in the type preselection memory a change of a type or a refilling for the preselected type at the container handling machine is scheduled in the future at the end of a predetermined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventors: Robert Klein, Wolfgang Hahn, Timo Pronold, Markus Zoelfl
  • Publication number: 20190014799
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for switching the operation of a container treatment system (100) from a first operating mode to a second operating mode. Containers (130) are treated at least in a container treatment machine (101) comprising a heater, a pasteurizer, or a heat exchanger in the first operating mode. According to the method, the containers (130) to be treated in the first operating mode are transported into the container treatment machine (101). The containers are treated in the container treatment machine and are transported to the outlet (103) of the container treatment machine (101). Information indicating that the operation will be switched is stored in the controller of the container treatment system (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang HAHN, Robert KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20180340791
    Abstract: A method for presenting a journey route by way of a navigation system, in particular a navigation system of a two-wheeled or four-wheeled motor vehicle, in which a graphical presentation of a digitized map and the course of the journey route already traveled is presented on a display of the navigation system, includes, given an unchanged scale of the presentation with the traveling of sections of the journey route, the sections of the journey route that have already been traveled are fully or partly faded out and further sections of the journey route that are still to be traveled, which were absent in the presentation before sections of the journey route that have already been traveled were faded out, are faded in or presented graphically on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventor: Wolfgang HAHN
  • Patent number: 10086968
    Abstract: A container handling machine for handling containers, such as bottles for example, including a machine protection element which shields active parts of the container handling machine against interventions from the outside, for example by operating personnel, at least during operation and which extends at least partly over a part of the periphery of the container handling machine. A display is integrated into the machine protection element, wherein information, for example on the operating state of the container handling machine, can be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bergers, Markus Zölfl, Timo Pronold, Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20180225139
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a computer program product are related to service function chain management. Management functionality is directed to efficient controlling software configuration for service function chains and to adaptively invoke, reconfigure or stop virtual machines for load balancing purposes to cope with the dynamic life traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: WOLFGANG HAHN, BORISLAVA GAJIC
  • Patent number: 10016927
    Abstract: A facility for processing containers includes a container production device and at least one processing device disposed downstream from the container production device, for further processing the containers. The container production device is synchronized with the processing device during regular operation. However, upon recognition of a malfunction in the processing device, synchronization of the container production device with the processing device can be at least temporarily canceled. Also provided is a method for remedying malfunctions in a facility, in which a container production device is synchronized with a processing device during regular operation, according to which, synchronization between the container production device and the processing device is at least temporarily canceled upon recognition of a malfunction in the treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Patent number: 10003993
    Abstract: A method for radio network subscriber handling is provided comprising storing a list of gateway addresses in a radio network node, and performing radio network subscriber handling actions based on information stored in said list of gateway addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Patent number: 9976669
    Abstract: A container treatment plant and a method for displacing an element of a valve or a diverting unit of a container treatment plant. The container treatment plant comprises at least one element for treating containers. The element is part of a valve or a diverting unit. The container treatment plant also comprises a displacing unit for displacing the element between a first position and a second position, wherein the displacing unit comprises a magnetically operating actuator such that a rotary motion caused by the actuator displaces the element with the aid of a mechanism between its first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Eduard Handschuh, Klaus Voth, Dieter Finger, Florian Geltinger, Hartmut Davidson, Martin Seger
  • Patent number: 9873571
    Abstract: Described are a device and a method for grouping, and in particular, for sorting out containers conveyed in a container flow. Provided for this purpose are an outlet star wheel and an immediately adjoining outlet conveyor. Because the latter comprises a plurality of separately driven vehicles with positioning elements to influence the conveying position of a container relative to the container flow, and because a conveyor section is provided for the containers along which the vehicles run during the grouping of the containers, the positioning elements can be selectively positioned in a flexible manner between individual containers in order to push the containers together into container groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20180015677
    Abstract: A method is provided for exchanging a section, in particular a damaged section, of a plastic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Clemens STEFANZIOSA, Wolfgang HAHN, Johann VAN NIEKERK, Maik HAMMER
  • Patent number: 9840404
    Abstract: A production system for producing and/or filling containers, including beverage bottles, includes modular processing units. Each of the modular processing units includes a stationary operating module configured to produce or process the containers and handling devices. The handling devices are configured to handle the containers between a container entry of the processing unit and a container exit of the processing unit and to position the containers in the operating module. The handling devices are configured such that the processing units are individually replaceable. Alternatively or additionally to this, at least two processing units of a same kind are provided to which the containers are specifically distributable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hausladen, Christian Stoiber, Wolfgang Hahn, Alexander Kaiser, Markus Zoelfl, Frank Winzinger, Stefan Raith
  • Patent number: 9817377
    Abstract: An operator system for a machine, in particular for a beverage processing machine, having a mobile operator device for the machine, a signal emitter for reporting alarm and/or warning signals, and a carrying device for the operator device, wherein the operator device has a coupling element for attaching to the machine and/or to the carrying device and a transmitter for transmitting alarm and/or warning signals, wherein the signal emitter has an attachment element for attaching to an article of clothing and/or to a body part of a user and a receiver for the alarm and/or warning signals, and wherein the carrying device has a mounting element for attaching to an article of clothing and/or to a body part of the user and a receptacle for the operator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Timo Pronold, Johannes Böhm
  • Publication number: 20170274576
    Abstract: A method for carrying out a changeover process in a system for producing beverage containers is provided. This system in operation produces plastic containers from plastic parisons by a transforming device and these produced containers are transported to a filling device and the containers are filled with a liquid and in particular a beverage, wherein the liquid is introduced into the container at a temperature of over 50° C., wherein at least the transforming device and the filling device are at least intermittently in data communication with one another and for carrying out the changeover process of at least the transforming device or the filling device a value is output and/or used which is characteristic for a changeover status of this transforming device or this filling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: WOLFGANG HAHN
  • Publication number: 20170231018
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising monitoring if a second data path is established for a flow, wherein a first internet protocol address is configured for the flow via a first data path between an apparatus performing the method and a packet data network; assigning, if the second data path is established, a second internet protocol address different from the first internet protocol address for the flow via the second data path, wherein at least a part of the first data path belongs to a radio access technology; at least a part of the second data path belongs to the radio access technology; and the part of the first data path is different from the part of the second data path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Wolfgang HAHN, Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, John Juha Antero RASANEN
  • Publication number: 20170078927
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising binding, for a terminal, at least one of an uplink and a downlink bearer to an IP address based on a gateway context, wherein the gateway context is controlled by a control device; and at least one of buffering and idle mode handling; wherein the buffering is adapted to buffer data for the terminal during hard handover of the terminal and to forward the data to the terminal after the hard handover is completed; the idle mode handling is adapted to forward a packet received for the terminal to a control device if the gateway context does not comprise an identification of a base station to which the terminal is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Wolfgang HAHN
  • Patent number: 9557521
    Abstract: An optical guide system is provided for guiding an optical lens along an optical axis of the guide system. The optical guide system has a guide housing for accommodating a guide carriage, wherein an inner guide surface thereof extends along the optical axis. The guide carriage is arranged within the guide housing, movably between a start position and an end position and suitably to secure the at least one optical lens. The guide carriage also has a sliding element which is in contact with the inner guide surface of the guide housing and which enables sliding of the guide carriage. The optical guide system also has a suspension element which is connected to the guide carriage and by means of which the guide carriage is mechanically coupled to a drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Trimble Jena GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Nowak, Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20160337902
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising monitoring a request received from a terminal device, wherein the request requests one of a first address of a first source of at least one file and the at least one file from the first source with the first address; determining a second address depending on both the first address and a dynamic status information of at least one of plural access networks, wherein, according to a first stored relationship, the second address is of a second source of the at least one file, and, according to a second stored relationship, each of the first address and the second address is related to a respective one of the plural access networks; providing, in response to the request, the second address to the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Wolfgang HAHN, Uwe RAUSCHENBACH
  • Patent number: 9478115
    Abstract: An operator system for a machine, in particular for a beverage processing machine, the system comprising a mobile operator device for the machine, a signal emitter for reporting alarm and/or warning signals and safely glasses for protecting the eyes of a user. The safety glasses have a display system that is designed in particular as a head-mounted display, or a virtual retina display, or a projector and the operator device and/or the signal emitter and/or the safety glasses have a respective data transmitter for exchanging machine information and/or alarm and/or warning signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Timo Pronold, Johannes Böhm, Christina Traub
  • Publication number: 20160297619
    Abstract: Described are a device and a method for grouping, and in particular, for sorting out containers conveyed in a container flow. Provided for this purpose are an outlet star wheel and an immediately adjoining outlet conveyor. Because the latter comprises a plurality of separately driven vehicles with positioning elements to influence the conveying position of a container relative to the container flow, and because a conveyor section is provided for the containers along which the vehicles run during the grouping of the containers, the positioning elements can be selectively positioned in a flexible manner between individual containers in order to push the containers together into container groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Patent number: 9467939
    Abstract: A gateway control apparatus of a mobile communications network system, which is a termination point of signaling messages according to a first protocol, detects a first selection request via an interface of a first network technology from a mobility management entity, of selecting the gateway control apparatus for communicating user data in the mobile communications network system between an entity of the first protocol and a network of a second protocol. Based on the detected first selection request, the gateway control apparatus selects a distributed gateway device from plural distributed gateway devices for communicating the user data, and provides a second selection request of selecting the distributed gateway device via an interface of a second network technology independent from the first network technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn