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: 20150212507
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding device for supporting operating and/or changeover processes for a machine, in particular product type changeovers in the beverage processing industry. The method includes the creation of a description of the changeover process which can comprise a plurality of sub-steps, the processing of individual sub-steps, and the storing of the changeover process and/or the processed sub-steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Thomas Kellhammer, Markus Zölfl, Timo Pronold, Johannes Böhm, Christina Traub, Stefan Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9090408
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying containers with a guiding element which contacts the container in at least one area of the peripheral wall thereof and guides the container on a pre-set path, with a driving device which drives the guiding element in order to convey the container, and with a base support element which supports the container at least in part during the conveying in a base region of the container. According to the invention the base support element is vertically displaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Roland Laumer
  • Patent number: 9088737
    Abstract: A method for visualizing surroundings of a vehicle, especially in the dark is provided. A visual image, containing the digital data of the surroundings shows the visually perceptible objects. An infrared image, containing the digital data of the surroundings, shows the infrared radiation, emitted by the visually perceptible and/or other objects. An image fusion takes place that fuses the visual image and the infrared image into a target image, which can be represented in an image display unit, in order to simplify the allocation of the infrared radiation-emitting objects in the recorded environment. The image fusion is interrupted as a function of one environment parameter in order to represent only one of the two images, or none of the images, as the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Thomas Weidner
  • Publication number: 20150197415
    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: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Wolfgang Hausladen, Alexander Kaiser, Stefan Raith, Christian Stoiber, Frank Winzinger, Markus Zoelfl
  • Patent number: 9073251
    Abstract: A facility and process for processing containers includes a container production device for producing containers and at least one processing device which is disposed downstream from the container production device, for further processing of 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 is at least temporarily canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150177508
    Abstract: An optical measurement system comprises a first housing body which can be rotated relative to a base about a first axis of rotation; a second housing body which can be rotated relative to the first housing body about a second axis of rotation, wherein the second housing body contains a measurement telescope, the measurement axis of which is orientated transversely to the second axis of rotation; an inner roller bearing support fixed to the second housing body and protruding into the first housing body; an outer roller bearing support fixed to the first housing body; a drive disc fixed to the inner roller bearing support; wherein a motor having a motor shaft is attached to the first housing body in such a way that the motor shaft or a wheel fixed to the motor shaft is positioned on the drive disc and is pressed against said disc by a spring force orientated transversely to the second axis of rotation, and wherein the motor shaft or the wheel is coupled to the drive disc in a frictional fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Steffen Laabs, Michael Vogel, Wolfgang Hahn, Thomas Korn, Mario Fischer, Michael Kötzing
  • Publication number: 20150158443
    Abstract: A vehicle has a first hollow element made of a composite fiber material, a second element, which is longitudinally displaceable in the hollow element and at least one third element, which is guided through a pertaining hole of a wall of the first element. The at least one third element is arranged in a path of the second element and has a higher stability than the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang HAHN, Timm FREUDENBERG
  • Patent number: 9003742
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing containers may include a transport unit which transports the containers along a specified transport path, at least one handling unit which handles the containers in a specified manner, a closing unit which is located downstream of the handling unit in a transport direction of the containers and which fits closure tops onto the containers, and a feeding unit which feeds the closure tops to the closing unit. An inspection unit may be provided upstream of the feeding unit in a transport direction of the closure tops. The inspection unit inspects the closure tops and emits at least one signal which is characteristic of the physical condition of the closure tops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Patent number: 9002505
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling containers, with at least one handling device which handles the containers in a pre-set manner, a conveying device which conveys the containers along a pre-set conveying path, with a control device for controlling the apparatus, with an input unit, by way of which information is capable of being entered in the apparatus by a user. The apparatus has an information output unit for delivering information to the user, wherein this information unit is made portable and is capable of being brought into at least indirect communication connection with the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Markus Zoelfl
  • Patent number: 8996158
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling containers, with at least one handling device which handles the containers in a pre-set manner, a conveying device which conveys the containers along a pre-set conveying path, with a control device for controlling the apparatus, with an input unit, by way of which information is capable of being entered in the apparatus by a user. The apparatus has an information output unit for delivering information to the user, wherein this information unit is made portable and is capable of being brought into at least indirect communication connection with the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Markus Zoelfl
  • Publication number: 20150079220
    Abstract: A container treatment plant having an oven, a blow molder located downstream of the oven and used for processing a plurality of container blanks, such as preforms, and a conveying unit configured for conveying a plurality of carriers, each carrier being provided for accommodating at least one container blank, and the conveying unit and the carrier being adapted to one another such that each carrier is individually movable through the oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Lindner, Thomas Albrecht, Wolfgang Hahn, Konrad Senn, Markus Zoelfl, Stefan Raith, Holger Neugebauer
  • Publication number: 20150055461
    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: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150052234
    Abstract: There are provided measures for centralized IP address management for distributed gateways. Such measures exemplarily comprise management of IP addresses for hosts being linked with a plurality of distributed gateway entities via a first host-specific tunnel at a centralized controller entity, and control of the plurality of distributed gateway entities in terms of Internet protocol address management from the centralized controller entity via a second host-specific tunnel on the basis of the managed Internet protocol addresses for the hosts. Accordingly, control-plane and user-plane functions may be separated between the centralized controller entity and the plurality of distributed gateway entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150023176
    Abstract: A gateway apparatus (3) of a mobile communications network system, which is a termination point of signaling messages of a first protocol generates a packet data unit including information relevant for communicating user data of a second protocol between an entity (1) of the first protocol and a network (5) of the second protocol, and transmits the packet data unit to a distributed gateway element (201) of plural distributed gateway elements for communicating user data in the mobile communications network work system, according to a third protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Pekka Juhani Korja, Johanna Heinonen, Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150023254
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention a network device may be provided which may comprise a receiving unit, a sending unit and an evaluating unit. It may be foreseen that the receiving unit may be adapted to receive a trigger signal for preparing a breakout of a plurality of packets, wherein the plurality of packets may comprise at least one packet from a first source and at least one packet from a second source and wherein the evaluating unit may be adapted to evaluate the trigger signal. Moreover, the evaluation unit may be adapted to evaluate packets from a first source and packets from a second source and the evaluation unit may be adapted to distinguish packets from the first source from packets from the second source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang HAHN, Seppo Ilmari VESTERINEN, Matti Einari LAITILA
  • Publication number: 20150019279
    Abstract: A filling installation having at least one component, where for each component first data relating to a planned operation are available, and each component generates second data relating to malfunctioning, each component designed to make available the first and second data at a data interface, the data interface designed to transmit the first and second data to a data collector and/or to receive queries of the data collector and, in response to a query, to transmit the first and second data to the data collector. The data collector is designed to receive and/or to query the first and the second data of the at least one component and to establish at least one work list based thereon, and having at least one mobile information unit that is designed to represent a work list. Also, a computer-implemented method for the automatic establishment of a work list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Kellhammer, Wolfgang Hahn
  • Publication number: 20140316559
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for the handling of containers (10), with at least one handling device (2) which handles the containers (10) in a pre-set manner, a conveying device (4) which conveys the containers (10) along a pre-set conveying path, with a control device (12) for controlling the apparatus, with an input unit (14), by way of which information is capable of being entered in the apparatus by a user. According to the invention the apparatus (1) has an information output unit (20) for delivering information to the user, wherein this information unit (20) is made portable and is capable of being brought into at least indirect communication connection with the input unit (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Markus Zoelfl
  • Patent number: 8834779
    Abstract: A method for assembling a handling unit of filled containers and a corresponding method, where the handling unit comprises different container types being different with respect to at least the height, base area, base area shape or the mechanical load capacity of the containers, and the supplied containers are arranged on a handling unit carrier. The arrangement of the containers with respect to the number and/or the position and/or the rotational position of the containers on the handling unit carrier is made in dependence on at least one of the above container parameters, and the handling units can be produced flexibly and with a high packing density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hahn, Jochen Forsthovel, Konrad Senn, Markus Zolfl, Frank Winzinger, Bernd Sobiech, Josef Hausladen, Stefan Raith, Alexandra Donhauser, Clemens Berger
  • Publication number: 20140237944
    Abstract: A method for operating a system for treating containers, where the containers are treated by at least one first treatment unit of the system, and the containers are treated by at least one additional treatment unit of the system, and where a measuring device, determines, either after or during the treatment in the first treatment unit, at least one parameter that is characteristic of the geometric shape of the containers, where at least one of the parameters determined by the measuring device that is characteristic of the geometric shape of the containers is taken into account for the control or adjustment of the at least one additional treatment unit and/or sensors thereof disposed after the measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn
  • Patent number: 8793901
    Abstract: A transport- and drying line for individual articles, a grouped plurality of articles and/or a plurality of articles transported in a row and/or side by side, the articles at least partially showing humidity and/or liquid drops on their outer surface. The articles are each standing on a link conveyor in an airflow of drying air. A support plane is at least partially permeable for the drying air flow and flow conducting surfaces are arranged at the lower surface of the support plane for the drainage of the humid drying air carrying the liquid removed from the articles to be dried. A method for transporting and drying of individual articles, a grouped plurality of articles and/or a plurality of articles transported in a row and/or side by side whereby the articles at least partially show humidity and/or liquid drops on their outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hahn