Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Herbert L. Lerner
  • Patent number: 6651596
    Abstract: A continuous flow steam generator with a double-flue construction has a vertical gas flue with an ascending conduction of fuel gas. The combustion chamber rear wall is inclined inwards and towards the combustion chamber in an upper part region and thereby forms, with the bottom of an adjoining horizontal gas flue, a nose which projects into the combustion chamber. Some steam generator tubes of the lower part region of the combustion chamber rear wall are led upwards, uninclined, as supports for the combustion chamber rear wall, as far as a supporting structure located outside the conduction of the fuel gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Eberhard Wittchow
  • Patent number: 6538913
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a ferroelectric memory configuration in the VDD/2 mode. The memory configuration has a large number of memory cells which each have at least one selection transistor, one storage capacitor with an upper and a lower electrode and one short-circuiting transistor whose source-drain junction is connected in parallel with the storage capacitor. After a read or write procedure in which the memory cells are driven via respectively associated word lines and via respectively associated bit lines which are precharged in a precharge phase, the short-circuiting transistor is driven during a standby phase and in the process short-circuits the electrodes in the storage capacitor. The method is characterized in that the time of the standby phase coincides with the time of the precharge phase and, in the process, the bit lines are at a different potential with respect to that of the two electrodes of the storage capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Heinz Hönigschmid, Thomas Röhr
  • Patent number: 6520085
    Abstract: A device for positioning and tensioning a cylinder dressing on a printing-machine cylinder, wherein both a leading dressing end and a trailing dressing end of the cylinder dressing are tensioned, includes, in a first step, tensioning both dressing ends, and in a second step, relieving the tension in a first of the two dressing ends, while retensioning a second of the dressing ends; and a printing machine provided with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Peter Heiler, Frank Kropp
  • Patent number: 6471304
    Abstract: A brake value signal transmitter that is to be connected to a brake pedal of a motor vehicle senses activations of the brake pedal with a plurality of sensors and converts them into electrical signals. The brake pedal is connected via a rotatably mounted pressure rod to a piston that can be displaced in the interior of a cylinder. A pressure space that is filled with a gas, has a variable volume, and can be filled at least partially with hydraulic oil is provided in the cylinder. The gas is compressed by the piston when the brake pedal is activated, and in the process increases a reaction force acting on the brake pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Deml, Michael Döricht, Karl-Heinz Eglseder, Michael Huber
  • Patent number: 6471581
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for ventilating at least one window in a vehicle by blowing and extracting air in a region of the window is described. The airflow blown against the window is substantially laminar and the air is extracted in an upper region of the window. A dew point is lower than the window temperature in a region of extraction being the upper region of the window, and an absolute humidity of the blown air is lower than that of the extracted air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Hauptmann, Tilmann Seubert, Volkmar Sterzing, Willfried Wienholt
  • Patent number: 6470801
    Abstract: A configuration for triggering a restraining device has firing elements that are optically fired by an associated triggering device. In addition, an optical check signal can be transmitted to the firing element by the triggering device. An evaluation circuit evaluates light signals that have been transmitted to the triggering device. As a function of an evaluated, received light signal, a disable signal, by which emission of a firing signal is prevented, is generated by the evaluation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marten Swart, Josef Dirmeyer, Markus Wicke, Gerhard Kuhn, Bruno Acklin
  • Patent number: 6434949
    Abstract: A method for cooling metal components highly heated in a chamber includes effecting a uniform cooling of an entire metal component. The metal component has regions each with a given mass, some of the regions having a larger mass than others of the regions. Housings are provided around regions with the relatively larger masses. The regions are subjected to the inert cooling gas in a controlled manner to a differing extent based upon the mass size. The housings are individually subjected separately with the inert cooling gas. A treatment device for cooling metal components includes a reservoir for holding inert cooling gas and a chamber for receiving a metal component to be cooled. The chamber is connected to the reservoir and has a housing for each of the regions with the larger mass. Each of the housing has an inlet orifice separately connected to the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Botzler, Carsten Deus, Lutz Wolkers
  • Patent number: 6429774
    Abstract: A demodulator of an evaluating unit for a device for detecting objects derives a useful signal from a supplied input signal with the aid of a carrier signal. The demodulator further derives a test signal with the aid of a modulated carrier signal. An evaluator detects as a function of the useful signal whether an object is being detected and, as a function of the test signal the functionality of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Reinhard Schmid, Marten Swart, Reinhard Hamperl, Arnulf Pietsch, Hendrik Bözen
  • Patent number: 6427026
    Abstract: A decoder has a first memory for storing a coded first image. The image is stored in the first memory until it has been decoded at least twice. The results of the decoding operations can be supplied to a playback device. The invention makes it possible to dispense with an output frame buffer for the decoded first image, and thus only little memory is required in the decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Soeren Hein, Wolfgang Meier, Norbert Wehn
  • Patent number: 6418399
    Abstract: At least two algorithms are assigned to at least one defined algorithm. Each of these two algorithms has a different probability of being the next algorithm to be executed during and/or after execution of the defined algorithm. Of the two assigned algorithms, the one which is in fact executed next is the one with the greater probability of execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Klaus Buchenrieder, Rainer Kress
  • Patent number: 6418208
    Abstract: In order to control the statutory monitoring of telecommunication traffic, provision is made in a network component essential for this monitoring of a data base in which it is stored for subscribers to be monitored which communication-relevant data are to be transmitted to one or more relevant monitoring authorities. Monitoring profiles are also defined for the purpose of simplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Gundlach, Andreas Morgenroth
  • Patent number: 6412170
    Abstract: A first sleeve and a second sleeve are put onto the shaft at a predetermined axial distance apart and are pressed radially. The shaft is encapsulated between the first and the second sleeve with a thermoplastic in such a way that a vane body, which has at least one aperture, is formed. The vane body is encapsulated with a sealing compound in such a way that a sealing lip is formed on the vane body at the margins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Happenhofer, Mathias Scheytt, Helmut Schwaiger, Stefan Schmid
  • Patent number: 6411167
    Abstract: An amplifier output stage is described containing a preliminary stage, a final stage and a control device. The quiescent current that flows through transistors of the final stage is adjusted by the preliminary stage. For this, a current that is proportional to the quiescent current is generated in the control device from which control voltages are derived and controlled. The preliminary stage contains adjustable current sources for adjusting the quiescent current in a final step which are controlled by the control voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Peter Laaser
  • Patent number: 6408619
    Abstract: When determining the amount of a reducing agent solution to be introduced into the exhaust gas of a combustion system, in particular of a diesel engine, for catalytically reducing the nitrogen oxides by the SCR process, the concentration of the reducing agent in the reducing agent solution as well as the parameters characterizing the operating state of the combustion system, the exhaust gas and/or the catalyst are taken into consideration. As a result, the safety margin with respect to a theoretically optimum amount to be introduced that is required to avoid a leakage of reducing agent can be reduced, whereby the conversion rate of the nitrogen oxides is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Wissler, Günther Pajonk, Manfred Weigl, Lothar Hofmann
  • Patent number: 6405520
    Abstract: A gas and steam-turbine plant includes a waste-heat steam generator connected downstream of a gas turbine on the flue-gas side. The waste-heat steam generator has heating areas connected in a water/steam circuit of a steam turbine. A heat exchanger is provided for cooling a coolant of the gas turbine in order to ensure reliable cooling of the gas turbine even under varied operating conditions. The heat exchanger has a secondary side connected in a second water/steam circuit. The second water/steam circuit is connected to the water/steam circuit of the steam turbine in such a way that it can be shut off. A method is also provided for cooling a coolant of a gas turbine of a gas and steam-turbine plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Thiel, Klaus Gebke, Thomas Greis, Alfred Reichard
  • Patent number: 6406983
    Abstract: A process for the thermal annealing of implantation-doped silicon carbide semiconductors in a gas stream brings practically no carbon to the silicon carbide semiconductor. In one embodiment, a container, a carrier, radiation shields and a baseplate are composed of a metal or a metal compound such as, for example, tantalum or tantalum carbide, at least at locations which come into contact with the gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Karlheinz Hölzlein, Roland Rupp, Arno Wiedenhofer
  • Patent number: 6404699
    Abstract: The integrated circuit has an activation decoder whose outputs are connected to the inputs of a command decoder. When an activation signal is at a first logic level, the activation decoder produces at its outputs a command supplied to it from command inputs. When the activation signal is at a second logic level, the activation decoder produces a deactivation command at its outputs irrespective of the command supplied to it from the command inputs. The command decoder does not activate any of its outputs when the deactivation command is being supplied to its inputs. The command decoder activates one of its outputs in each case when a different command is supplied to its inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Peter Schrögmeier, Stefan Dietrich, Sabine Schöniger, Christian Weis
  • Patent number: 6404041
    Abstract: The power switch has considerably reduced common-mode interference and relatively reduced circuit complexity. The power switch is formed of a semiconductor chip on a leadframe. A first terminal of the semiconductor chip is connected to the active potential and a second terminal for inactive potential is connected to the leadframe. The second terminal is either the drain of a transistor or the anode of a diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Josef-Matthias Gantioler, Frank Klotz, Martin März, Helmut Gassel
  • Patent number: 6403473
    Abstract: A process for producing metal-containing layers, in particular metal-containing diffusion barriers, contact layers and/or antireflection layers. The process according to the invention has a first step in which a metal layer having a predetermined thickness at an elevated temperature is applied to a semiconductor structure. Next, the metal layer is cooled in a nitrogen-containing atmosphere, resulting in a metal nitride layer being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Sven Schmidbauer, Alexander Ruf, Oliver Gehring
  • Patent number: 6403039
    Abstract: A catalytic converter for a small engine and a method for manufacturing the same include a honeycomb body coated with catalytically active material and made from at least partly structured layers of sheet metal with channels for the passage of exhaust gas. In order to reduce manufacturing costs, the honeycomb body is placed in a silencer housing disposed in the proximity of the engine, in such a way that at least a predominant portion of exhaust gas of the small engine has to flow through the honeycomb body. The honeycomb body is a layered, wound or folded stack of sheet metal layers, which is squeezed into the silencer housing, plastically deforming at least 10% and preferably 20 to 30% of the channels, so that it completely fills at least a partial volume of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Emitec Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Rolf Brück, Wolfgang Maus