Patents by Inventor Frank Sanders

Frank Sanders 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: 20240150083
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pouch-type bag made of paper having a first ply and a second ply, which are connected to one another on their lateral edges and form a filling space, wherein, at its closed end, the pouch-type bag comprises a block-type base or cross-type base and, at its open end via which the filling space can be filled, the lateral edges of the first and second plies terminate on the same plane, wherein at least one sheet is connected to the first ply, which sheet extends beyond the lateral edges of the first and second plies, wherein the sheet is arranged in particular on the side of the first ply facing away from the filling space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Jörg Christian THIES, Frank Sander
  • Publication number: 20240092536
    Abstract: The invention describes a bag (300) having a first wall and a second wall that comprise paper and that are connected to one another by lateral edges such that a fill space is provided, wherein the second wall projects above the first wall as seen in the longitudinal direction of the bag, and having two ends, wherein a bottom is arranged on one end and an opening is provided on the other end, through which the fill space is accessible, wherein the bottom comprises at least one folding region of the second wall, wherein the folding region is folded over at least parts of the first wall about a crease line, and having at least one handle opening (109, 109?). The invention is characterized by the handle opening (109, 109?) through which the second wall reaches outside of the folding region and through the folding region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Jörg Christian THIES, Frank SANDER
  • Publication number: 20240017886
    Abstract: The invention describes a pouch-type bag, with a first wall and with a second wall, which comprise paper and which are connected to one another via side edges, so that a filling space is provided, wherein the second wall, viewed in the longitudinal direction of the pouch, protrudes beyond the first wall, with two ends, wherein a base is arranged at one end, which base comprises at least one envelope area of the second wall, wherein the envelope area is folded over about a first crease line at least onto parts of the first wall, wherein an opening is provided at the other end, via which opening the filling space is accessible, wherein one of the walls comprises a sealing area which can be folded over about a second crease line onto the outside of the other wall and can be fastened there by means of an adhesive element applied to the sealing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Jörg Christian THIES, Frank SANDER
  • Publication number: 20220187164
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for monitoring a health condition of a tool. Operational data is collected from a machine while the machine is operating in a predetermined manner with the tool in each of at least two known health conditions. A plurality of features is extracted from the operational data, a training dataset is generated from the extracted features, and an analytic model is trained using the training dataset. The analytic model can then be used to determine the health condition of the tool by providing features extracted from operational data received from one or more field machines to the analytic model. The analytic model may then determine a health condition of the tool in the field machine based on like features extracted from the operational data from the one or more field machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Moslem Azamfar, Vibhor Pandhare, Marcella Miller, Fei Li, Pin Li, Jaskaran Singh, Hossein Davari, Jay Lee, Joseph Frank Sanders, JR., Keita Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20220187798
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for remaining useful life prediction. Operational data is collected from a test machine until a component fails, and a training dataset generated from the operational data. The training dataset is used to define and validate a prediction model. Operational data received from one or more field machines is provided to the prediction model. The prediction model then predicts the remaining useful life of the component of the field machine. To reduce the time-to-failure of the component in the test machine, the component may be repeatedly subjected to an accelerated wear cycle. The prediction model may be defined by extracting features from the training dataset. Like features may be extracted from the field dataset and provided to the prediction model as part of the prediction process. The operational data received from the field machines may be used to generate an updated prediction model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: University of Cincinnati, Mazak Corporation
    Inventors: Moslem Azamfar, Vibhor Pandhare, Marcella Miller, Fei Li, Pin Li, Jaskaran Singh, Hossein Davari, Jay Lee, Joseph Frank Sanders, JR., Keita Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10865710
    Abstract: A method of operating a turbine unit, wherein recirculated exhaust gas is contacted with a cooling and absorption liquid in a packed bed. An exhaust gas treatment system for a turbine unit, wherein an exhaust gas recirculation line comprises a gas cooling and cleaning device having a packed bed for contacting the exhaust gas with a cooling and absorption liquid. A combined cycle power generating system, wherein an exhaust gas recirculation line comprises a gas cooling and cleaning device having a packed bed for contacting the exhaust gas from a gas turbine with a cooling and absorption liquid and wherein water utilized as a cooling medium for condensation of steam originating from a steam turbine, and the cooling and absorption liquid, are passed to a cooling tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Wuyin Wang, Richard Joel Curran, Frank Sander, Klara Berg, Richard Carroni, Gian Luigi Agostinelli
  • Patent number: 10571401
    Abstract: An analytical system and method for periodically monitoring an injection water distribution pipeline for the presence and concentration of formaldehyde or other aldehyde-functional biocide includes pumps, one of which provides a predetermined volume of injection water drawn from the pipeline at a sampling point and another of which provides a predetermined volume of a reagent, preferably a buffered solution of dimedone, from a reagent storage vessel, wherein the injection water and reagent are mixed and then heated in a chamber to a predetermined temperature to promote formation of any reaction products. The heated reaction mixture is passed to a detection cell and exposed to light of predetermined wavelength which, in accordance with the Hantzsch reaction, molecules having an aldehyde functional group that reacted with dimedone produce a fluorescence-emitting reaction product, the intensity of which is measured and compared to data previously obtained from standard aldehyde-containing solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammed A. Al-Moniee, Naim Akmal, Peter Frank Sanders
  • Patent number: 10100728
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for operating a gas turbine power plant with flue gas recirculation, in which variable compressor inlet guide vanes are controlled as a function of flue gas recirculation ratio and/or as a function of a process parameter which is indicative for the flue gas recirculation. A controller setpoint position of the variable compressor inlet guide vanes can be controlled as a function of a position of a control element for controlling flue gas recirculation flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Frank Sander, Stefan Rofka, Eribert Benz
  • Publication number: 20170363544
    Abstract: An analytical system and method periodically monitoring an injection water distribution pipeline for the presence and concentration of formaldehyde or other aldehyde-functional biocide includes pumps, one of which provides a predetermined volume of injection water drawn from the pipeline at a sampling point and the other a predetermined volume of a reagent, preferably a buffered solution of dimedone, from a reagent storage vessel which are mixed and then heated in a chamber to a predetermined temperature to promote formation of any reaction products. The heated reaction mixture is passed to a detection cell and exposed to light of predetermined wavelength which, in accordance with the Hantzsch reaction, molecules having an aldehyde functional group that reacted with dimedone produce a fluorescence-emitting reaction product, the intensity of which is measured and compared to data previously obtained from standard aldehyde-containing solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Mohammed A. AL-MONIEE, Naim AKMAL, Peter Frank SANDERS
  • Patent number: 9772287
    Abstract: An analytical system and method for periodically monitoring an injection water distribution pipeline for the presence and concentration of formaldehyde or other aldehyde-functional biocide includes pumps, one of which provides a predetermined volume of injection water drawn from the pipeline at a sampling point and the other a predetermined volume of a reagent, preferably a buffered solution of dimedone, from a reagent storage vessel which are mixed and then heated in a chamber to a predetermined temperature to promote formation of any reaction products. The heated reaction mixture is passed to a detection cell and exposed to light of predetermined wavelength which, in accordance with the Hantzsch reaction, molecules having an aldehyde functional group that reacted with dimedone produce a fluorescence-emitting reaction product, the intensity of which is measured and compared to data previously obtained from standard aldehyde-containing solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammed A. Al-Moniee, Naim Akmal, Peter Frank Sanders, Fahad N. Al-Abeedi
  • Patent number: 9500127
    Abstract: The power plant includes a gas turbine unit adapted to feed flue gases into a diverter where they are divided into a recirculated flow and a discharged flow. The recirculated flow is fed into a mixer together with fresh air to form a mixture that is fed to the gas turbine unit. The gas turbine unit includes a combustion chamber where a fuel is burnt together with the mixture. A control unit is provided, that is supplied with information regarding the fuel C2+ and/or H2 content and is connected to at least the diverter to drive it and online regulate the recirculated flow mass flow rate in relation to the fuel C2+ and/or H2 content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Rofka, Frank Sander, Eribert Benz, Felix Güthe, Dragan Stankovic
  • Patent number: 9297311
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for operating a gas turbine power plant having a gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and an flue gas splitter which splits flue gases into a first flue gas flow for recirculation into an inlet flow of the gas turbine and into a second flue gas flow for discharge to an environment. An oxygen-depleted gas can be used in an open cooling system for cooling hot gas parts of the gas turbine. A split compressor intake can be provided for separate feed of recirculated flue gas and fresh air into a compressor intake. Compressor blades can include a separating band which blocks intermixing of recirculated flue gas and fresh air during compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Jaan Hellat, Stefan Rofka, Michael Hoevel, Eribert Benz, Andre Burdet, Frank Sander, Felix Guethe
  • Patent number: 9217367
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a gas turbine power plant with flue gas recirculation, in which the flue gases are split into a first flue gas flow for recirculation into an intake flow of the gas turbine and into a second flue gas flow for discharging to the environment. The first flue gas flow is cooled in a recooler before its mixing with ambient air for forming the intake flow. The recirculation flow, after being recooled, is reheated in order to avoid condensation of vaporous water contained in the recycled flue gases during cooling as a result of the mixing with the ambient air. A gas turbine power plant is provided with flue gas recirculation, which includes a heat exchanger for reheating the recirculation flow after being recooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Frank Sander, Felix Guethe, Frank Graf
  • Patent number: 9200540
    Abstract: A power plant includes a gas turbine unit adapted to feed flue gases into a diverter where they are divided into a recirculated flow that is fed into a mixer together with fresh air to form a mixture that is fed to a gas turbine unit compressor inlet, and a discharged flow, that is fed into a CO2 capture unit. A monitoring system for the mixture oxygen content at the compressor inlet is provided. The monitoring system includes a recirculated flow mass flow rate sensor, a recirculated flow oxygen concentration sensor, mixture mass flow rate sensors, a control unit arranged to process information detected by the recirculated flow mass flow rate sensor, recirculated flow oxygen concentration sensor and mixture mass flow rate sensor, to determine an oxygen concentration upstream of the compressor inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Stefan Rofka, Frank Sander, Eribert Benz
  • Publication number: 20150300955
    Abstract: An analytical system and method periodically monitoring an injection water distribution pipeline for the presence and concentration of formaldehyde or other aldehyde-functional biocide includes pumps, one of which provides a predetermined volume of injection water drawn from the pipeline at a sampling point and the other a predetermined volume of a reagent, preferably a buffered solution of dimedone, from a reagent storage vessel which are mixed and then heated in a chamber to a predetermined temperature to promote formation of any reaction products. The heated reaction mixture is passed to a detection cell and exposed to light of predetermined wavelength which, in accordance with the Hantzsch reaction, molecules having an aldehyde functional group that reacted with dimedone produce a fluorescence-emitting reaction product, the intensity of which is measured and compared to data previously obtained from standard aldehyde-containing solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Mohammed A. AL-MONIEE, Naim AKMAL, Peter Frank SANDERS, Fahad N. AL-ABEEDI
  • Publication number: 20150291992
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for determining presence of microorganisms in, e.g., sea water or other water samples. Means are provided for taking a sample of the water to be tested, moving it through a series of reservoirs, and combining it with an indicator, such as a dye, which binds to DNA of any microorganisms in the sample. Any binding of indicator is measured by, e.g., a spectrofluorometer, or other device suitable for measuring the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Mohammed A. AL-MONIEE, Lone TANG, Susanne JUHLER, Niels Vinther VOIGT, Peter Frank SANDERS
  • Patent number: 9097187
    Abstract: An exemplary method is disclosed for operating a gas turbine power plant with exhaust gas recirculation, in which the exhaust gas recirculation is, for example, disengaged during starting and shutting down of the gas turbine, and in which the engaging or disengaging of the exhaust gas recirculation can be carried out in dependence upon an operating state of the gas turbine. An exemplary gas turbine power plant with exhaust gas recirculation is also disclosed which can include a control element, the closing speed of which is such that the control element can be closed within a time which is less than a time for exhaust gases to flow from the turbine through an HRSG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Stefan Rofka, Jürgen Hoffmann, Eribert Benz, Frank Sander, Martin Nicklas
  • Publication number: 20150128608
    Abstract: A power plant including a gas turbine, a heat recovery boiler arrangement. The gas turbine includes a compressor inlet with a fresh air intake sector and an intake section for recirculated flue gas. A common control element for the control of the fresh air flow and of the recirculated flue gas flow is arranged in the compressor and/or in the compressor intake. Besides the power plant, a method to operate such a power plant is an object of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Eribert BENZ, Frank SANDER, Robin PAYNE
  • Publication number: 20150007579
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for operating a combined cycle power plant with an integrated CO2 capture unit, wherein flue gas of a gas turbine is led along an flue gas path through a heat recovery steam generator, a flue gas cooling circuit and a CO2 absorber. A reduction in effort is achieved by operating the gas turbine to have a back-pressure at its exit, which compensates most or all of the pressure loss of the flue gas along the flue gas path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Joel CURRAN, Frank SANDER, Richard CARRONI, Eribert BENZ
  • Publication number: 20140366549
    Abstract: A method of operating a turbine unit, wherein recirculated exhaust gas is contacted with a cooling and absorption liquid in a packed bed. An exhaust gas treatment system for a turbine unit, wherein an exhaust gas recirculation line comprises a gas cooling and cleaning device having a packed bed for contacting the exhaust gas with a cooling and absorption liquid. A combined cycle power generating system, wherein an exhaust gas recirculation line comprises a gas cooling and cleaning device having a packed bed for contacting the exhaust gas from a gas turbine with a cooling and absorption liquid and wherein water utilized as a cooling medium for condensation of steam originating from a steam turbine, and the cooling and absorption liquid, are passed to a cooling tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Wuyin WANG, Richard Joel CURRAN, Frank SANDER, Klara BERG, Richard CARRONI, Gian Luigi AGOSTINELLI