Patents by Inventor Hans Sauer

Hans Sauer 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: 10550479
    Abstract: A method of thermally treating black plate which is coated with a conversion coating. The conversion-coated black plate is heated during a thermal treatment time from 0.1 seconds to 30 seconds to a temperature in the range of 240° C. to 320° C. The heat treatment makes it possible to improve the adhesion of the conversion coating to the black plate surface. In one application of the method, the heat treatment is carried out in a process for the production of corrosion-resistant black plate, in which prior to, during or after the heat treatment, an organic coating in the form of paint or a polymer coating is applied to the conversion coating of the black plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Andrea Marmann, Tanja Lommel, Reiner Sauer, Tatjana Kasdorf, Martin Schleich, Monika Malejczyk, Hans-Peter Rink
  • Patent number: 10381841
    Abstract: A method for controlling decentralized power generation plants comprises the steps of receiving control commands and/or measuring supply network parameters, processing the received control commands and/or the measured supply network parameters, generating control signals in response to the received control commands and/or the measured supply network parameters for controlling a first power inverter, transmitting the generated control signals to an inverter interface for being output to a first power inverter, adjusting plant parameters, for example the power output of the decentralized power generation plant using the first power inverter in response to the control signals received from the inverter interface. A power generation plant including a power generation plant controller for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Oesselke, Björn Sauer, Hans-Peter Pircher
  • Patent number: 10367252
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal portions such as metal sidewalls. The housing may form an antenna ground for an antenna. An antenna resonating element for the antenna may be formed from a stack of capacitively coupled component layers such as a display layer, touch sensor layer, and near-field communications antenna layer at a front face of the device. An additional antenna may be formed from a peripheral resonating element that runs along a peripheral edge of the device and the antenna ground. A rear face antenna may be formed using a wireless power receiving coil as a radio-frequency antenna resonating element or may be formed from metal antenna traces on a plastic support for light-based components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rex T. Ehman, Jayesh Nath, Carlo Di Nallo, James G. Horiuchi, Erik G. de Jong, Jason C. Sauers, Makiko K. Brzezinski, Siwen Yong, Lijun Zhang, Yi Jiang, Zheyu Wang, Mario Martinis, Eduardo Da Costa Bras Lima, Xu Han, Mattia Pascolini, Trevor J. Ness
  • Publication number: 20190165996
    Abstract: A method for operating a real-time-capable simulation network having multiple network nodes for computing a simulation model. The network nodes are connected to one another via a serial data bus, and the network nodes exchange data via data bus messages. At least one event-driven task of the simulation model is implemented on a first network node, and a nondeterministic triggering event is detected by a second network node. The second network node communicates the detected triggering event to the first network node and the first network node computes the event-driven task. A fast response time is achieved by the means that a detection signal is sent from the second network node in the form of a multicast data bus message or a broadcast data bus message to multiple network nodes of the simulation network or to all network nodes of the simulation network over the serial data bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias KLEMM, Heiko KALTE, Robert POLNAU, Thorsten BREHM, Jochen SAUER, Hans-Juergen MIKS, Robert LEINFELLNER, Ruediger KRAFT, Magnus ASPLUND, Matthias SCHMITZ
  • Publication number: 20180353007
    Abstract: The invention relates to a air-based fryer apparatus (100) including a shield (101) for use in a cooking apparatus (100) having a food preparation chamber (102) to receive a food support (103), a system (104) for circulating a flow of hot air inside the food preparation chamber (102) and a heating element (105) to heat at least the circulated air. The shield (101) is configured to be disposed between the heating element (105) and the food support (103). The shield (101) comprises a plurality of inclined surfaces (112) and a plurality of apertures (111) between the inclined surfaces (112) through which the flow of hot air can pass, wherein the inclined surfaces (112) are adapted to block a direct line of sight through the apertures (11) in the shield (101) from the heating element (105) to the food support (103) to prevent air flowing from the food support (103) to the heating element (105) through the apertures without being defelected by the inclined surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
  • Publication number: 20180271323
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air-guide member (100) for guiding an air flow (AF) in the food preparation chamber of an apparatus using the air flow (AF) to prepare food ingredients. The air-guide member (100) comprises a plurality of air-deflecting arms (101) arranged symmetrically and extending in a horizontal plane (P) between an inner part (IP) and an outer part (OP) of the air-guide member (100). The air-deflecting arms (101) comprises a first surface (S1) being inclined with a positive angle compared to the horizontal plane (P), and a second surface (S2) being inclined with a negative angle compared to the horizontal plane (P). The air-deflecting arms (101) is such that the second surface (S2) of a given air-deflecting arms (101) and the first surface (SI) of an air-deflecting arms (101) consecutive to the given air-deflecting arms (101) intersect to form a concave air channel (AC) extending between the outer part (OP) and the inner part (IP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
  • Publication number: 20180078089
    Abstract: The present application relates to a cooking apparatus (1) comprising a cooking chamber (2), a basket (3) disposed within the cooking chamber (2) to receive food (4) to be cooked, a heating element (5) disposed above the food basket (3) for heating air flowing out from the food basket (3), an air circulation system (6, 12, 13) for circulating the heated air upwards within the food basket (3) and a filter element (7) disposed between the food basket (3) and the heating element (5).The filter element (7) is spaced from the heating element (5).The filter element (7) comprises an air-permeable meshed structure for retaining particles contained in the air flowing out from the food basket (3). The food basket (3) comprises an upper opening (11), and the filter element (7) extends entirely over the upper opening (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
  • Publication number: 20060289113
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a component having two individual or shaped parts to be connected using an adhesive containing a magnetic filler and capable of being cured by heat. At least one part of the component, in particular the adhesive joint lying between the parts, is exposed to circularly polarized electromagnetic radiation, particularly in the microwave wavelength range, in order to apply heat to the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Elisabeth Cura, Rolf Hempelmann, Heidi Schweitzer, Hans Sauer, Stefan Spiekermann
  • Patent number: 7141082
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gas generating cell including a housing having a cover, an anode cup and a sealing ring. The housing accommodates at least one anode, a cathode and a separator. The cover accommodates at least the cathode and the separator and, with the sealing ring, forms a preassembled unit to be inserted into the anode cup. The present disclosure also relates to a method of producing a gas generating cell, the gas generating cell including a housing having a cover, an anode cup, a sealing ring, and at least one anode, a cathode and a separator. The method steps include: placing at least the cathode and separator into the cover, thereby creating a preassembled unit; and, inserting the preassembled unit and a sealing ring into the anode cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: GCT Gas-Cell-Tec AG
    Inventor: Hans Sauer
  • Publication number: 20040048153
    Abstract: A gas generating cell or battery consisting of several such cells, having a housing which has a cover (1), an anode cup (9) and a sealing ring (8) and which accommodates at least an anode, a cathode and a separator, is characterized in that at least the cathode and the separator are accommodated in the cover (1), and in that the cover, together with these elements and the sealing ring (8), forms a preassembled unit for an insertion into the anode cup (9). In the case of the method of producing the gas generating cell or battery, at least the cathode and the separator are inserted into the cover and then the preassembled unit is formed of the cover together with these elements and the sealing ring (8) for an insertion into the anode cup (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Hans Sauer
  • Patent number: 6103075
    Abstract: The invention pertains to linear electrochemical functional elements which have strip-shaped ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) and/or hydrogen-diffusion electrodes accessible at the ends which are enclosed on all sides in an insulating manner by a jacket of a solid material. The invention describes the structure, production, and use of the functional elements in electrochemical measuring techniques. In one embodiment, a charge state indicator is created by the incorporation of a lead/lead sulfate half-cell into a lead/lead oxide cell. This coupling takes place via a linear functional element in the form of an installed ion-exchanger membrane. It makes it possible to measure three voltage values on the cell and to evaluate them in order to determine the current charge state by conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Inventors: August Winsel, Hans Sauer
  • Patent number: 6045938
    Abstract: The invention pertains to linear electrochemical functional elements which consist of strip-shaped ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) and/or hydrogen-diffusion electrodes accessible at the ends which are enclosed on all sides in an insulating manner by a jacket of a solid material. The invention describes the structure, production and use of the functional elements in electrochemical measuring techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventors: August Winsel, Hans Sauer
  • Patent number: 5329681
    Abstract: Discrete locations of an electrode web or electrode segment based on a porous metallic carrier framework, which are intended to receive the take-off conductor, are briefly heated to about C. and then cleared of active mass with compressed air. The heating, for which a stream of hot air is particularly suitable, has the effect of destroying the organic binder present in the active material. Following such treatment, a clean metal surface is made available for the welded attachment of the take-off conductor, of a size which is limited to the precise dimensions necessary for the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Varta Batterie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Sauer
  • Patent number: 5215215
    Abstract: Viscous active ingredients are introduced into the case of a galvanic cell by extrusion from a nozzle fed with the ingredients by a pumping device. The pumping device includes an elastic, substantially straight piece of hose, and a pressure roll which can be moved along the hose between two established limits, both in the general direction of the outlet nozzle to compress the hose, and in the opposite direction to assume a retracted position along the hose. The piece of hose is compressed at a point immediately adjacent to the hose segment defined between the established limits of the pressure roll so that the material to be metered does not come into contact with parts in relative motion to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Varta Batterie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Sauer
  • Patent number: 5158722
    Abstract: Positive ribbon electrodes for primary and secondary cells are produced in a dry process wherein two strips of active material in powder form, preferably comprised of MnO.sub.2, FeS.sub.2, CuO, .alpha.-Cu.sub.2 V.sub.2 O.sub.7, and Li.sub.x MnO.sub.y, are simultaneously rolled and then fed into the gap of a roller mechanism, on opposite sides of an interposed metal net or mesh, to roll coat both sides of the lattice-like carrier strip. After excess mass is stripped off, the finished electrode ribbon has a thickness of less than 0.45 mm and a porosity of more than 24% which, because of its large active surface, is advantageously used in wound batteries incorporating Li or H.sub.2 electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Varta Batterie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dejan Ilic, Hans Sauer, Dirk Neumann
  • Patent number: 5079667
    Abstract: A relay driving circuit for a latch-in type magnetic relay having an excitation coil, generating a set current and a reset current of opposite polarity for the coil. A capacitor is provided between the input terminals of the circuit in series with the coil. A set switch is connected in series with the coil and the capacitor, and a reset switch is connected across the series combination. An input voltage level detector is provided to make the set switch conductive, thereby applying the input voltage to the excitation coil and the capacitor to provide the set current. As the input voltage decreases below the trigger level, the detector makes the reset switch conductive to allow the capacitor to discharge current in the opposite direction through the excitation coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiro Kasano, Hans Sauer, Heinz Ritter, Wolf Steinbichler, Sepp Antonitsch
  • Patent number: 5021306
    Abstract: A spiral-wound galvanic cell is based upon a lithium system with a nonaqueous electrolyte, and includes a positive electrode, the carrier of which is clamped within the slit of a simple metal splint which serves as the winding mandrel and current collector. Contact with the metal splint is established by a leaf spring associated with the housing cover, which then serves as the positive terminal post for the cell. A high specific contact pressure is developed at this connection by providing the leaf spring with a punched hole which rests on thicker top portions of the metal splint. A small metal plate pressed through the lithium electrode and its separator establishes electrical contact between the lithium electrode and the interior wall of the housing vessel, which then serves as the negative cell pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Varta Batterie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Sauer, Peter Kramer
  • Patent number: 4892637
    Abstract: A process which comprises thermally decomposing in an electrically heated vibrating helical conveyor, manganese carbonate (MnCO.sub.3 x H.sub.2 O) into a manganese oxide (predominantly of Mn.sub.2 O.sub.3 x Mn.sub.5 O.sub.8) catalyst at about C., and processing this catalyst into a highly active electrode paste by dry intensive mixing with a carbon-containing conductive material (carbon black, graphite or activated carbon) and PTFE as the binder. The resulting electrode paste can be rolled into a supporting net made from Ni or Ag. Also a two-step mixing process in which the catalyst powder is first premixed with small amounts of a conductive agent and a binder, compacted and granulated, and then combined with the larger residual amount of the intended amounts of conductive agent and binder in a second mixing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Varta Batterie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Sauer, August Winsel
  • Patent number: 4557983
    Abstract: In an air/oxygen button cell the multilayer air electrode is reliably held in place between an inwardly extending rib which is formed in the bottom of the cathode cup and a sealing base which is associated with the cup forming the negative electrode. The sealing base acts like a domed spring under tension because of a sloping portion provided in its bottom in the region above the rib. The air electrode remains flat and is secure against lateral displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Varta Batterie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Sauer
  • Patent number: 4543550
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes an armature 1 supported in a central longitudinal bore 12 of a one-part bobbin 2 by means of a bearing which includes a first pair of curved bearing surfaces 1a, 1b, formed on the armature 1 and engaging a second pair of supplementarily curved bearing surfaces 2a, 2b, formed in the bore walls. The first bearing surfaces 1a, 1b may be either cylindrical in which case cylindrical second bearing surfaces 2a, 2b are formed in ribs 2c, 2d projecting inwardly from opposite bore walls, or spherical in which case spherical second bearing surfaces are formed directly in opposite bobbin walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignees: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd., Hans Sauer
    Inventor: Hans Sauer