Patents by Inventor Detlev Wittmer

Detlev Wittmer 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: 20210223796
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intelligent safety valve comprising a valve body having a first valve inlet, a valve outlet and a first sensor compartment, the first sensor compartment including a first sensor assembly, the first sensor compartment being arranged in the valve body, a first closing unit suitable for closing the intelligent safety valve, an actuator mechanically connected to the first closing unit in order to close the first closing unit, and a control unit which is connected to the actuator and is suitable for controlling the actuator, wherein the control unit is connected to the first sensor assembly in order to evaluate sets of measured values from the first sensor assembly, and wherein the first sensor assembly comprises at least one analysis sensor, for example a pH sensor, a conductivity sensor or an oxygen sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred Jagiella, Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20210190553
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a method for determining the necessity of a measure and/or the success of a measure in the case of a sensor in a retractable assembly, comprising the steps: moving the sensor in the direction of a service chamber of the retractable assembly; analyzing an attribute associated with the sensor, wherein the attribute is a state of at least a portion of the surface of the sensor and/or composition of a medium in the service chamber; and deriving measures from the analysis. The present disclosure also includes a system comprising a retractable assembly having a sensor and a corresponding analysis device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Wilhelm, Thomas Moore, Detlev Wittmer, Ulrich Hoefer
  • Publication number: 20200393404
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a potentiometric probe for measuring a measured variable that represents an ion concentration in a measuring medium, including a probe base including a sensor circuit, and two electrochemical half-cells arranged such that one of the half-cells surrounds at least one portion of the other half-cell, wherein at least one of the half-cells is configured as a module which is connected to the probe base via a mechanical and electrical interface. In another embodiment, one of the half-cells is a measuring half-cell including an ion-selective membrane and a terminal lead which electrically contacts the ion-selective membrane. The other half-cell is a reference half-cell, wherein the measuring half-cell and/or the reference half-cell are each configured as a module which is connected to the probe base via a mechanical and electrical interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Thomas Wilhelm, Matthäus Speck, Detlev Wittmer, Manfred Jagiella
  • Publication number: 20200348157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for spatially resolved determination of at least one physical or chemical process variable of a flowable medium arranged in a container in an automation system, at least one sensor being provided, which is movable in the medium and/or in the container and which ascertains information about the at least one process variable, a position determination unit being provided which supplies the information about the respective current position of the sensor relative to the medium and/or to the container, and a data transmission unit being provided which collects information about the respective current position of the sensor and the corresponding information supplied by the sensor about the at least one process variable and/or communicates the information to an external control unit and/or display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Marc BARET, Holger EBERHARD, Heiko OEHME, Nicolas WIMMER, Emilio SCHIAVI, Detlev WITTMER, Hege BJONNES, Ulrich KAISER
  • Patent number: 10620178
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical sensor comprising at least one light source for emitting transmission light into a medium, at least one detector, wherein the transmission light is at least partially converted in the medium by fluorescence into fluorescent light and the detector receives the fluorescent light, wherein a first receiver signal can be generated from the fluorescent light, and wherein a first measured value can be determined from the first receiver signal, wherein the transmission light is at least partially scattered by means of the medium to form scattered light, and the detector receives the scattered light, wherein a second receiver signal can be generated from the scattered light, and wherein a second measured value can be determined from the second receiver signal. The present disclosure further relates to a method for determining a first and second measured value of a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Bernhard, Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20200096974
    Abstract: The present disclosure comprises a method for managing a plant of the automation technology, including a step of acquiring and storing all data transmitted via a communication network, consisting of process values, control variables and status data, and operating telegrams by a field detection unit, and providing the data and the operating telegrams with time stamps. The method also includes steps of temporally assigning the operating telegrams to the data, and analyzing the assignment and creating an intervention system. The intervention system contains plant states and interventions, wherein a plant state is created on the basis of transmitted data from a sensor unit and from an actuator unit, and wherein an intervention consists of at least one operating telegram following the transmitted data from the sensor unit and from the actuator unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Martine Lefebvre, Oliver Beil, Thomas Moore, Benedikt Spielmann
  • Publication number: 20190187118
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical sensor comprising at least one light source for emitting transmission light into a medium, at least one detector, wherein the transmission light is at least partially converted in the medium by fluorescence into fluorescent light and the detector receives the fluorescent light, wherein a first receiver signal can be generated from the fluorescent light, and wherein a first measured value can be determined from the first receiver signal, wherein the transmission light is at least partially scattered by means of the medium to form scattered light, and the detector receives the scattered light, wherein a second receiver signal can be generated from the scattered light, and wherein a second measured value can be determined from the second receiver signal. The present disclosure further relates to a method for determining a first and second measured value of a medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Bernhard, Detlev Wittmer
  • Patent number: 10309873
    Abstract: A method for servicing a field device, wherein the field device is connected with a superordinated data processing system, includes steps as follows: transmitting data associated with the field device, especially measured values or diagnosis relevant parameters, from the superordinated data processing system to the service device via a radio connection between a mobile, especially portable, service device and the superordinated data processing system based on identification information uniquely identifying a field device transceiver associated with the field device; and/or transmitting servicing data, especially parameter data and/or control commands, from the service device to the superordinated data processing system; and servicing the field device through the superordinated data processing system based on the servicing data transmitted from the service device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Jagiella, Detlev Wittmer
  • Patent number: 10222785
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3D printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3D printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Endress-Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20180188081
    Abstract: A system for determining a process variable of a medium arranged in a container is disclosed, including an optical fiber Bragg sensor with an optical waveguide with a fiber Bragg grating, a signal generating unit designed to generate an optical input signal and couple it into the waveguide, a receiving unit designed to receive an optical output signal from the waveguide and converts it into an electrical output signal, and an evaluating unit which determines the process variable using the electrical output signal, wherein a subsection of the optical waveguide is arranged inside or in a wall of the container, the subsection designed such that the fiber Bragg grating is affected by the process variable to be determined of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias Altendorf, Detlev Wittmer
  • Patent number: 9884476
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of at least one component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable, wherein the field device is applied in automation technology and is manufactured from at least one material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Thomas Uehlin, Dietmar Spanke, Benjamin Mack
  • Patent number: 9880038
    Abstract: An in-line measuring device for capturing at least two measurands of a measuring medium—especially, a measuring fluid—flowing through a process receptacle, comprising: a first measuring sensor integrated into the process receptacle, with the former being designed to generate a first measuring signal that is dependent upon a flow measurand—especially, a volume and/or mass flow of the measuring medium; a second measuring sensor integrated into the process receptacle, with the former being designed to generate a second measuring signal dependent upon an analysis measurand—especially, one dependent upon the concentration of at least one analyte in the measuring medium and measuring electronics that are connected with the first measuring sensor and the second measuring sensor, with the measuring electronics being designed to receive and process the first measuring signal and the second measuring signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Manfred Jagiella
  • Patent number: 9823100
    Abstract: A method for determining a state of a measuring transducer integrated in a process container, wherein in the process container one or more processes are being performed, and the measuring transducer registers at least one physical or chemical process parameter within the process container, includes steps as follows: identifying a process currently being performed in the process container; and ascertaining a deviation value as measure of a deviation of a measured value progression registered by the measuring transducer during the process currently being performed in the process container from a measured value progression expected for the identified process, wherein the state of the measuring transducer and/or of the process is determined utilizing the ascertained deviation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Thomas Steckenreiter
  • Publication number: 20170308062
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3D printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3D printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20170305135
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a customer-specific component of a field device for determining or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium, wherein the field device is applied in process automation technology, wherein the component is composed of at least one material, comprising: predetermining material and/or structure and/or shape of the component via digital description data, and producing the component in a 3D printing method in accordance with the predetermined digital description data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20170090002
    Abstract: A two-part sensor composed of a sensor head and a sensor-head counterpart, testing is performed as to whether a correct sensor head is connected with the sensor-head counterpart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess - und Regeltechnik mbh + Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Babel, Detlev Wittmer, Martin Gehrke, Andreas Gommlich
  • Publication number: 20160265953
    Abstract: An in-line measuring device for capturing at least two measurands of a measuring medium—especially, a measuring fluid—flowing through a process receptacle, comprising: a first measuring sensor integrated into the process receptacle, with the former being designed to generate a first measuring signal that is dependent upon a flow measurand—especially, a volume and/or mass flow of the measuring medium; a second measuring sensor integrated into the process receptacle, with the former being designed to generate a second measuring signal dependent upon an analysis measurand—especially, one dependent upon the concentration of at least one analyte in the measuring medium and measuring electronics that are connected with the first measuring sensor and the second measuring sensor, with the measuring electronics being designed to receive and process the first measuring signal and the second measuring signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Manfred Jagiella
  • Publication number: 20160089840
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of at least one component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable, wherein the field device is applied in automation technology and is manufactured from at least one material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Thomas Uehlin, Dietmar Spanke, Benjamin Mack
  • Publication number: 20150316397
    Abstract: A method for determining a state of a measuring transducer integrated in a process container, wherein in the process container one or more processes are being performed, and the measuring transducer registers at least one physical or chemical process parameter within the process container, includes steps as follows: identifying a process currently being performed in the process container; and ascertaining a deviation value as measure of a deviation of a measured value progression registered by the measuring transducer during the process currently being performed in the process container from a measured value progression expected for the identified process, wherein the state of the measuring transducer and/or of the process is determined utilizing the ascertained deviation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Detlev WITTMER, Thomas STECKENREITER
  • Publication number: 20150134290
    Abstract: A two-part sensor composed of a sensor head and a sensor-head counterpart, testing is performed as to whether a correct sensor head is connected with the sensor-head counterpart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess - und Regeltechnik mbh + Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Babel, Detlev Wittmer, Martin Gehrke, Andreas Gommlich