Patents by Inventor Daniel Klees

Daniel Klees 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: 10608574
    Abstract: A first battery pack that is switchable between a first configuration having a first rated output voltage that corresponds to a first power tool rated operating voltage such that the first battery pack enables operation of the first power tool, and a second configuration having a second rated output voltage that corresponds to a second power tool rated operating voltage such that the first battery pack enables operation of the second power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Black and Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Michael Varipatis, Andrew E. Seman, Nathan J. Osborne, Ryan Klee, Bhanuprasad Gorti
  • Patent number: 7950264
    Abstract: A measurement arrangement comprising a flexible disposable container and a disposable measurement probe for measuring an analytical property of a medium. The measurement probe is mounted on an inside wall of the disposable container and comprises a sensing element extending into the container, which is ready to use and which produces reliable measurement results. The disposable measurement arrangement comprises a closed capsule containing a buffer solution and a tether connecting said capsule to said probe. The container, the measurement probe, the capsule and the buffer solution are sterilized. The sensing element is inserted in the buffer solution during storage and the capsule is removed from the sensing element during measurement operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess-und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Joseph W. Schaffer, Mike Yitref
  • Patent number: 7856887
    Abstract: A pressure measurement arrangement for measuring a line pressure of a product is described wherein product hold-up inside of disposable parts is minimized, comprising: a reusable pressure sensor comprising a measurement diaphragm, a fitting, the fitting comprising: a tubular opening extending through said fitting, for the reception of a disposable elastomeric tube, an aperture extending through an outside wall of the fitting into the tubular opening; and mounting structure, for mounting the pressure sensor on the aperture, such that the measurement diaphragm is exposed to an inside of the tubular opening; wherein the disposable tube is inserted in the tubular opening of the fitting during measurement; and an outside wall of the disposable tube comprises a thin flexible portion, which conforms to the measurement diaphragm when the disposable tube is pressurized by the line pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Mark Repko, Simon Zuehlke, Hubert Schmidlin
  • Patent number: 7832296
    Abstract: A sterile measurement device comprising an elongated measurement probe for measuring a physical property. The probe has a first end and a second end, and a sensing element, which is located on the first end which can be installed at any time on a measurement site. The measurement site has a measuring chamber for measuring a physical quantity inside the measuring chamber without breaching sterility of the measurement arrangement. The measurement device further comprising a sterile tubing comprising a first end, a second end and a compressible section located between the ends. The sterile tubing surrounding the probe, such that the second end of the probe extends out of the second end of the tubing, structure for establishing a sterile connection between the first end of the tubing and a corresponding counter part on a measurement site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Klaus Köhler
  • Publication number: 20090241677
    Abstract: A pressure measurement arrangement for measuring a line pressure of a product is described wherein product hold-up inside of disposable parts is minimized, comprising: a reusable pressure sensor comprising a measurement diaphragm, a fitting, the fitting comprising: a tubular opening extending through said fitting, for the reception of a disposable elastomeric tube, an aperture extending through an outside wall of the fitting into the tubular opening; and mounting structure, for mounting the pressure sensor on the aperture, such that the measurement diaphragm is exposed to an inside of the tubular opening; wherein the disposable tube is inserted in the tubular opening of the fitting during measurement; and an outside wall of the disposable tube comprises a thin flexible portion, which conforms to the measurement diaphragm when the disposable tube is pressurized by the line pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Mark Repko, Simon Zuehlke, Hubert Schmidlin
  • Publication number: 20090151482
    Abstract: A sterile measurement device comprising an elongated measurement probe for measuring a physical property. The probe has a first end and a second end, and a sensing element, which is located on the first end, which can be installed at any time on a measurement site. The measurement site has a measuring chamber for measuring a physical quantity inside the measuring chamber without breaching sterility of the measurement arrangement. The measurement device further comprising a sterile tubing comprising a first end, a second end and a compressible section located between the ends. The sterile tubing surrounding the probe, such that the second end of the probe extends out of the second end of the tubing, structure for establishing a sterile connection between the first end of the tubing and a corresponding counter part on a measurement site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Klaus Kohler
  • Publication number: 20090139298
    Abstract: A measurement arrangement comprising a flexible disposable container and a disposable measurement probe for measuring an analytical property of a medium. The measurement probe is mounted on an inside wall of the disposable container and comprises a sensing element extending into the container, which is ready to use and which produces reliable measurement results. The disposable measurement arrangement comprises a closed capsule containing a buffer solution and a tether connecting said capsule to said probe. The container, the measurement probe, the capsule and the buffer solution are sterilized. The sensing element is inserted in the buffer solution during storage and the capsule is removed from the sensing element during measurement operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Joseph W. Schaffer, Mike Yitref
  • Patent number: 7441437
    Abstract: A calibration rig for calibration and/or re-calibration of flow meters (5) and/or flow meter calibration carts (7) is described comprising: a source (1) of pure sterilized water or a source (40) of a sterile conductive solution, a piping manifold (3) connected to the source (1), at least one flow meter (5) connected to the source (1) via the piping manifold (3) and/or at least one flow meter calibration cart (7) connected to the source (1) via the piping manifold (3) and a drain pipe (23) connected to each flow meter (5) and to each flow meter calibration cart (7) to guide liquid from the flow meter (5) and/or the flow meter calibration cart (7) to a drain (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, David Coppa, Ola Wesstrom
  • Patent number: 7328611
    Abstract: An Arrangement for the measurement of a level of a medium in a container the arrangement allows for removal of the microwave level measurement device, without opening the container, which allows use of standard connectors. The arrangement comprises: a mounting section surrounding an opening of the container; a tubular adapter comprising a first standard connector located on a first end of the adapter and a second standard connector located on a second end of the adapter, which is mounted on the mounting section of the container by the first standard connector; an isolation window transparent for microwaves seating a passageway through the adapter having an outer rim, which is clamped between the mounting section and the first standard connector; and a microwave level measurement device, comprising a standard process connector to be mounted on the second connector of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Ola Wesstrom, Greg Miscik, Joe Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20050132797
    Abstract: An Arrangement for the measurement of a level of a medium in a container the arrangement allows for removal of the microwave level measurement device, without opening the container, which allows use of standard connectors. The arrangement comprises: a mounting section surrounding an opening of the container; a tubular adapter comprising a first standard connector located on a first end of the adapter and a second standard connector located on a second end of the adapter, which is mounted on the mounting section of the container by the first standard connector; an isolation window transparent for microwaves sealing a passageway through the adapter having an outer rim, which is clamped between the mounting section and the first standard connector; and a microwave level measurement device, comprising a standard process connector to be mounted on the second connector of the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Ola Wesstrom, Greg Miscik, Joe Schaffer
  • Patent number: 6889548
    Abstract: A probe is described, that complies to high standards of hygiene, comprising: a process connection, a metal rod comprising a first end of the rod connected to the process connection, a first gasket provided between the process connection and the rod forming a seal between the rod and the process connection, and a cylinder, which is located between the process connection and the rod, which is surrounded by the first gasket, and which defines a minimal distance between the process connection and the rod, the minimal distance ensuring a defined compression force exerted on the first gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Roger Bettenbrock, Ola Wesstrom
  • Publication number: 20040118179
    Abstract: A calibration rig for calibration and/or re-calibration of flow meters (5) and/or flow meter calibration carts (7) is described comprising: a source (1) of pure sterilized water or a source (40) of a sterile conductive solution, a piping manifold (3) connected to the source (1), at least one flow meter (5) connected to the source (1) via the piping manifold (3) and/or at least one flow meter calibration cart (7) connected to the source (1) via the piping manifold (3) and a drain pipe (23) connected to each flow meter (5) and to each flow meter calibration cart (7) to guide liquid from the flow meter (5) and/or the flow meter calibration cart (7) to a drain (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, David Coppa, Ola Wesstrom
  • Publication number: 20040093944
    Abstract: A probe is described, that complies to high standards of hygiene, comprising: a process connection (1, 51), a metal rod (3) comprising a first end of the rod (3) connected to the process connection (1, 51), a first gasket (13) provided between the process connection (1, 51) and the rod (3) forming a seal between the rod (3) and the process connection (1, 51), and a cylinder (35), which is located between the process connection (1, 51) and the rod (3), which is surrounded by the first gasket (13), and which defines a minimal distance between the process connection (1) and the rod (3), the minimal distance ensuring a defined compression force exerted on the first gasket (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, Roger Bettenbrock, Ola Wesstrom
  • Publication number: 20040074280
    Abstract: A calibration rig for calibration and/or re-calibration of flow meters (5) and/or flow meter calibration carts (7) is described comprising: a source (1) of pure sterilized water, a piping manifold (3) connected to the source (1), at least one flow meter (5) connected to the source (1) via the piping manifold (3) and/or at least one flow meter calibration cart (7) connected to the source (1) via the piping manifold (3) and a drain pipe (23) connected to each flow meter (5) and to each flow meter calibration cart (7) to guide water from the flow meter (5) and/or the flow meter calibration cart (7) to a drain (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Klees, David Coppa, Ola Wesstrom