Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Wohlgemuth

Wolfgang Wohlgemuth 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: 8373618
    Abstract: The invention relates to an augmented-reality system having a mobile apparatus for the context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions. The context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions with process-optimized allocation of the necessary work steps provides situation-related support by for work sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 7814122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for documentation processing, in particular for technical and industrial applications, with storage means (1) for storing documentation data (I1 . . . In) on several levels (E1 . . . Em) and with acquisition means (2) for acquiring real information (R), with access means for accessing the documentation data (I1 . . . In) and with evaluation means (A) for evaluating the real information (R) and for selecting the stored documentation data in dependence on the real information (R). As a result, for example for service applications in situ, i.e. for example the location of an automation system, structured and selective access to the documentation data is made possible by the integration of the documentation data (I1 . . . In) as augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20080100570
    Abstract: The invention relates to an augmented-reality system having a mobile apparatus for the context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions. The context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions with process-optimized allocation of the necessary work steps provides situation-related support by for work sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 7340399
    Abstract: A system and method for operating and monitoring, in particular, an automation system and/or a production machine and/or machine tool. The visual field (9) of a user (1) directed onto at least one display (2) is recorded and an item of speech information (8) of the user (1) is evaluated at least intermittently, such that specifically predefined information data, which is linked to the recorded visual field (9) and to the recorded speech information, is depicted on the display (2). The predefined information data is displayed in accordance with the speech information (8) that is given by the user (1) and recognized by a speech recognition component (4) and in accordance with the recorded visual field (9). This provides a hands-free operation of the system, machine and/or tool, and enables the user to navigate in an environment of augmented reality applications even when complex technical systems are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, Xin Ye
  • Patent number: 7324081
    Abstract: The invention relates to an augmented-reality system having a mobile apparatus for the context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions. The context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions with process-optimized allocation of the necessary work steps provides situation-related support by for work sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 7103506
    Abstract: A system and method for object-oriented marking and assignment of information to selected technological components. For optimized support, particularly during maintenance of automation systems, a system is proposed for object-oriented marking and assignment of information to selected technological components for situation-based support of the interaction between a user and a technical device, particularly for technical and industrial application. The system includes storage means (1) for storing documentation data (I1 . . . In) and recording means (2) for recording real information (R), access means (D) for accessing the documentation data, evaluation means (A) for evaluating the real information and selecting the stored documentation data as a function of the real information, means for virtual marking of a technological component, and means for displaying additional information related to the technological component that is selected by the virtual marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 6941248
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating and observation system, especially for an automation system, which is formed by at least one first operating and observation system having extensive functionality and a multiplicity of further operating and observation tools having limited functionality. The first operating and observation system having the extensive functionality is designed to be mobile, thereby doing away with mobility restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20050177375
    Abstract: A system and method for operating and monitoring, in particular, an automation system and/or a production machine and/or machine tool. The visual field (9) of a user (1) directed onto at least one display (2) is recorded and an item of speech information (8) of the user (1) is evaluated at least intermittently, such that specifically predefined information data, which is linked to the recorded visual field (9) and to the recorded speech information, is depicted on the display (2). The predefined information data is displayed in accordance with the speech information (8) that is given by the user (1) and recognized by a speech recognition component (4) and in accordance with the recorded visual field (9). This provides a hands-free operation of the system, machine and/or tool, and enables the user to navigate in an environment of augmented reality applications even when complex technical systems are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, Xin Ye
  • Patent number: 6889192
    Abstract: A system and a method for operating and monitoring, in particular, an automation system and/or a production machine or machine tool. The visual field (9) of a user (1) directed onto at least one display (2) is recorded. Speech information (8) from the user (1) is at least intermittently determined and a visual feedback signal is generated in response to a processing status regarding the determined speech information (8). An improved speech interaction is thus obtained, in particular, in the field of augmented-reality applications and in complex technical plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, Xin Ye
  • Patent number: 6853972
    Abstract: A system and method for operating and monitoring, in particular, an automation system and/or a production machine and/or machine tool. The visual field (9) of a user (1) directed onto at least one display (2) is recorded and an item of speech information (8) of the user (1) is evaluated at least intermittently, such that specifically predefined information data, which is linked to the recorded visual field (9) and to the recorded speech information, is depicted on the display (2). The predefined information data is displayed in accordance with the speech information (8) that is given by the user (1) and recognized by a speech recognition component (4) and in accordance with the recorded visual field (9). This provides a hands-free operation of the system, machine and/or tool, and enables the user to navigate in an environment of augmented reality applications even when complex technical systems are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, Xin Ye
  • Patent number: 6738040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for combined use of different types of display with system-controlled, context-dependent information display, having a mobile data processing apparatus and having a plurality of interaction devices which are operated in parallel by the mobile data processing apparatus for display and/or input, and having a higher-level system for monitoring the interaction devices such that at least one respectively suitable output display type is selected as a function of the input parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dirk Jahn, Bruno Kiesel, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20030050785
    Abstract: A system and a method for operating and monitoring, in particular, an automation system and/or a production machine or machine tool. The visual field (9) of a user (1) directed onto at least one display (2) is recorded. Speech information (8) from the user (1) is at least intermittently determined and a visual feedback signal is generated in response to a processing status regarding the determined speech information (8). An improved speech interaction is thus obtained, in particular, in the field of augmented-reality applications and in complex technical plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, Xin Ye
  • Publication number: 20030040914
    Abstract: A system and method for operating and monitoring, in particular, an automation system and/or a production machine and/or machine tool. The visual field (9) of a user (1) directed onto at least one display (2) is recorded and an item of speech information (8) of the user (1) is evaluated at least intermittently, such that specifically predefined information data, which is linked to the recorded visual field (9) and to the recorded speech information, is depicted on the display (2). The predefined information data is displayed in accordance with the speech information (8) that is given by the user (1) and recognized by a speech recognition component (4) and in accordance with the recorded visual field (9). This provides a hands-free operation of the system, machine and/or tool, and enables the user to navigate in an environment of augmented reality applications even when complex technical systems are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: SIEMENS AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, Xin Ye
  • Publication number: 20020191002
    Abstract: A system and method for object-oriented marking and assignment of information to selected technological components. For optimized support, particularly during maintenance of automation systems, a system is proposed for object-oriented marking and assignment of information to selected technological components for situation-based support of the interaction between a user and a technical device, particularly for technical and industrial application. The system includes storage means (1) for storing documentation data (I1 . . . In) and recording means (2) for recording real information (R), access means (D) for accessing the documentation data, evaluation means (A) for evaluating the real information and selecting the stored documentation data as a function of the real information, means for virtual marking of a technological component, and means for displaying additional information related to the technological component that is selected by the virtual marking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: SIEMENS AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20020089544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for combined use of different display/appliance types (1 . . . 10) with system-controlled, context-dependent information display, having a mobile data processing apparatus (12) and having a large number of interaction appliances (1 . . . 10), which are operated in parallel on the mobile data processing apparatus (12) for display and/or input, and having a higher-level system for monitoring the interaction appliances (1 . . . 10) in such a manner that at least one respectively suitable output medium (1 . . . 10) is selected as a function of the input parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Dirk Jahn, Bruno Kiesel, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20020069072
    Abstract: The invention relates to an augmented-reality system and method for transmitting information data from a user, in particular of a process controlled by automation technology, of a production plant and/or of a machine, for example from a service technician to a storage medium in the augmented-reality system, where the augmented-reality system have recording means for recording voice inputs by the user, in particular service logs, using voice-based input. This means that service logs can easily be created quickly, stored centrally and archived, so that the appropriate information is reliably available even in the [lacuna] for later, similar instances of action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20020067372
    Abstract: Utilizing augmented reality-based technologies to provide situation-related assistance to a skilled operator from remote experts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20020049566
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating and observation system, especially for an automation system, which is formed by at least one first operating and observation system having extensive functionality and a multiplicity of further operating and observation tools having limited functionality. The first operating and observation system having the extensive functionality is designed to be mobile, thereby doing away with mobility restrictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20020049775
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for documentation processing, in particular for technical and industrial applications, with storage means (1) for storing documentation data (I1 . . . In) on several levels (E1 . . . Em) and with acquisition means (2) for acquiring real information (R), with access means for accessing the documentation data (I1 . . . In) and with evaluation means (A) for evaluating the real information (R) and for selecting the stored documentation data in dependence on the real information (R). As a result, for example for service applications in situ, i.e. for example the location of an automation system, structured and selective access to the documentation data is made possible by the integration of the documentation data (I1 . . . In) as augmented reality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20020044104
    Abstract: The invention relates to an augmented-reality system having a mobile apparatus for the context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions. The context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions with process-optimized allocation of the necessary work steps provides situation-related support by for work sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth