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: 20100241402
    Abstract: A field device for process automation, composed of at least two components coupleable with one another, wherein, in each of the components, a control/memory unit is provided, in which, in each case, a parameter set with defined parameters is stored, and wherein, for the case, in which the at least two components are coupled with one another, at least one of the control/memory units reads, and compares with one another, the parameter sets stored in the separate control/memory units of the components, and wherein, in the case of a deviation in the parameter sets, the comparing control/memory unit of the control/memory units makes available, to the components coupled with one another, the intersection of the parameters of the parameter sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Manfred Jaqiella
  • Publication number: 20100145493
    Abstract: A process automation system for determining, monitoring and/or influencing different process variables and/or state variables in at least one manufacturing or analytical process. Included is: at least one control station; and a plurality of field devices; wherein in each field device at least one sensor is provided for ascertaining a measured value of a process variable and/or state variable and/or an actuator is provided for influencing a process variable and/or state variable by means of an actuating value. Each field device makes available its cyclically or acyclically ascertained, measuring-device-specific, measured values and/or actuating values of the process variable and/or state variable to every other field device of the process automation system as information, and the current information of all ascertained measured values and/or actuating values of the process variables and/or state variables is available to each field device as a current process-state-vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Gommlich, Dietmar Spanke, Detlev Wittmer, Dirk Boghun, Herwig Jorg, Romer Matthias
  • Patent number: 7704357
    Abstract: A potentiometric sensor, especially a pH-sensor or redox-sensor, includes: an elementary sensor for registering a potentiometric parameter, especially a pH-value or a redox potential; and an interface for issuing a potentiometric-parameter-dependent signal to a superordinated unit, especially a transmitter; wherein the potentiometric sensor of the invention has a digital data memory, which is permanently connected with elementary sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik MBh + Co. KG
    Inventors: Torsten Pechstein, Detlev Wittmer, Hermann Straub, Dirk Steinmueller
  • Publication number: 20090302856
    Abstract: A plug-in module for a liquid- or gas-sensor comprised of a sensor module (SM) and a sensor module head (SMH), which can be releasably connected together, and which, when connected, enable data and energy transfer via a galvanically decoupled transfer section, wherein the sensor module head (SMH) includes an energy supply unit for operating the sensor module head (SMH) and the sensor module (SM), as well as a data memory (MEM), in order to store sensor data received from the sensor module (SM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Babel, Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20090293580
    Abstract: Described is a method for calibrating and/or adjusting a sensor (10), especially an electrochemical, electrophysical or optical sensor, wherein the sensor (10) has an evaluating electronics (12), which is embodied in such a manner, that a signal produced by the sensor (10) is essentially non-changeable by a subsequent transmission. The sensor (10) is calibrated and/or adjusted at a site other than a later measuring location or a later measuring environment or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Wolfgang Babel, Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20090299700
    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: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess-und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. K
    Inventors: Wolfgang Babel, Martin Gehrke, Detlev Wittmer, Andreas Gommlich
  • Patent number: 7587953
    Abstract: For a liquid-, or gas-, sensor composed of a sensor module SM and a sensor module head SMK, which are pluggably connectable together and which enable when plugged together an exchange of data and energy via a galvanically decoupled, transfer zone, a pluggable module ST1, or ST2, as the case may be, is provided, which is connectable with the sensor module SM, or with the sensor module head SMK, and which serves for display of sensor data stored in the sensor module SM, or for simulation of a measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20090216511
    Abstract: Sensor simulator for testing behavior of a process installation as a function of signals of a sensor, whose signals are simulated by the sensor simulator, wherein the process installation includes at least one measurement path having a sensor interface for connecting the sensor, to which the sensor simulator can be connected, wherein the simulator includes a measurement path interface, which can be connected to the sensor interface of the measurement path, and outputs signals to the measurement path and/or receives signals from the measurement path; and a control circuit for simulation of signals, which form the output signal of the measurement path interface, wherein the signals include curves of measurement signals as a function of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: ENDRESS + HAUSER CONDUCTA GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Babel, Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20090210692
    Abstract: In a method for encrypting data in a network of process automation technology, the data are encrypted in a control unit, which is connected with the network, in a separate, exchangeable software module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Martin Gehrke
  • Publication number: 20090013107
    Abstract: In a method for safe data transfer between an intrinsically safe sensor and a non-intrinsically safe computer unit, data transfer occurs via an interface embodied as an Ex-barrier, or via a portable storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20080034864
    Abstract: For a liquid-, or gas-, sensor composed of a sensor module SM and a sensor module head SMK, which are pluggably connectable together and which enable when plugged together an exchange of data and energy via a galvanically decoupled, transfer zone, a pluggable module ST1, or ST2, as the case may be, is provided, which is connectable with the sensor module SM, or with the sensor module head SMK, and which serves for display of sensor data stored in the sensor module SM, or for simulation of a measured value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Endress = Hauser Conducta Gmbh + co. KG
    Inventor: Detlev Wittmer
  • Patent number: 7259848
    Abstract: A process for measuring a point comprising at least one spectrometer and a measuring transducer connected thereto for picking up, processing and forwarding measuring signals from the spectrometer, the spectrometer being arranged in an armature for introduction into a process or a process fluid and the data produced by the spectrometer is used to control a process. The armature comprises a housing for receiving the spectrometer and for securing the armature to a process container containing process fluid and a sensor holder with an inbuilt sensor, interacting with the spectrometer and which is guided in an axially displaceable manner in the armature, whereby the sensor holder protrudes into the process fluid in an extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess-und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Wolfgang Babel
  • Patent number: 7225084
    Abstract: A measuring device for process technology, useful in measuring- and/or cleaning- and/or calibration-installations in the field of process automation for measuring pH-values and/or redox potentials and/or other process parameters, and an operating method therefor. The measuring device includes at least one central unit having at least one central computer, wherein, in the central computer a management system is provided for the dynamic management of input components (I) and/or output components (O) and/or functional components (F) and/or service components (D) and/or management components (V) and/or interface components (IX) and/or other system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Gunzert, Detlev Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20070110620
    Abstract: A potentiometric sensor, especially a pH-sensor or redox-sensor, includes: an elementary sensor for registering a potentiometric parameter, especially a pH-value or a redox potential; and an interface for issuing a potentiometric-parameter-dependent signal to a superordinated unit, especially a transmitter; wherein the potentiometric sensor of the invention has a digital data memory, which is permanently connected with elementary sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Torsten Pechstein, Detlev Wittmer, Hernann Straub, Dirk Steinmueller
  • Patent number: 7196524
    Abstract: For simplified supply of potentiometric sensors with a reference electrolyte, a sensor plug head for connecting to a cable connection piece of a potentiometric sensor is provided. The sensor plug head including, besides the usual electric connections, a supply connection for connecting to a reference container of the potentiometric sensor. The supply connection includes, preferably, an electrolyte line and the reference container an opening, with the electrolyte line being connectable to the opening, in order to supply the reference container with electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess-u. Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Wolfgang Babel
  • Publication number: 20070016896
    Abstract: In a method for producing software modules for field devices for process automation technology (PROFIBUS), wherein the software modules serve as device descriptions and have defined interfaces, in accordance with the FDT/DTM, for application programs in process control systems, syntactically and semantically correct, standard device descriptions are produced in EDD 1.1 from PDM, HCF or company-specific device descriptions for field devices, and the EDD 1.1 versions are then converted into corresponding software modules by means of a compiler C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gmbh + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Michael Gunzert, Joachim Schulerer
  • Publication number: 20060155511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the functioning of sensors for the measurement and monitoring of state parameters of liquids or gases, especially in the field of process measurement technology, for example of electrochemical, electrophysical or optical sensors, wherein the sensor is placed into a test state at time intervals and test parameters are registered, or these test parameters are registered at time intervals in the course of the measured value registration, wherein the registered parameters are stored and a backwards-looking, chronological development of the stored test parameters is evaluated for performing the functional monitoring and the development of sensor behavior to be expected in the future is predicted therefrom and information concerning the duration of the remaining, disturbance-free operation of the sensor is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Applicant: ENDREAS + HAUSER CONDUCTA GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Steinmueller, Wilfried Hammelehle, Detlev Wittmer, Axel Fikus
  • Publication number: 20060125484
    Abstract: For simplified supply of potentiometric sensors with a reference electrolyte, a sensor plug head for connecting to a cable connection piece of a potentiometric sensor is provided. The sensor plug head including, besides the usual electric connections, a supply connection for connecting to a reference container of the potentiometric sensor. The supply connection includes, preferably, an electrolyte line and the reference container an opening, with the electrolyte line being connectable to the opening, in order to supply the reference container with electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gmbh + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Wolfgang Babel
  • Publication number: 20060125625
    Abstract: The inventive modular measuring transducer is used for galvanic separation of the modules of said transducer and for avoiding the use of data transmission channels and comprises a sensor module for detecting a measured value, and an electronic module. Said sensor module and electronic module are connected to each other by means of a contactless interface, thereby making it possible to power the sensor module, and to carry out the data exchange between the sensor module and the electronic module. In addition, said electronic module comprises a receiver-transmitter for wireless data interchange with an additional transmitting or receiving-transmitting station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Wittmer, Wolfgang Babel
  • Patent number: 6926814
    Abstract: An automatable measuring, cleaning and calibrating device for pH-electrodes or electrodes for measuring redox potentials, specifically in process engineering, having an electrode armature which keeps the measuring electrode in an operating position or in a maintenance position, whereby the electrode is retained in the maintenance position in a rinsing chamber in which a cleaning and calibration procedure can be performed. The device has a pump device to supply cleaning fluid and calibration solutions to the rinsing chamber over a delivery line connecting the pump device and the rinsing chamber. In order to configure the device more compactly, the pump device includes several feeds on its intake side, and a device is furnished to selectively activate a particular feed, and the media (cleaning fluid, calibration solution, etc.) brought selectively over the particular feeds to the pump device reach the rinsing chamber over the common delivery line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Endress & Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess-und RegeltechnikmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Koenemann, Bernhard Beck, Detlev Wittmer