Patents by Inventor Ingo Dreher

Ingo Dreher 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: 9398975
    Abstract: A hand-operated cooling device for cryotherapy for treating pain, includes a main body and a receptacle, which can be inserted at least partially into the main body, for the exchangeable accommodation and insertion of a gas pressure vessel. The main body includes a manual gas outlet actuation arrangement, which can effects the outflow of a gas from the gas pressure vessel when the receptacle is inserted. The receptacle includes a cooling surface, which can be cooled by the outflowing gas and by the gas pressure vessel jacket, wherein the gas can be conducted inside the main body and inside the receptacle by a gas conducting arrangement and can exit at the receptacle adjacent to the cooling surface. Commercially available gas pressure vessels, can be inserted into the cooling device, so that a simple and cost-effective use of therapeutic OT medical cryotherapy having a pleasant cooling effect is made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Müller, Steffen Ortlib, Ingo Dreher
  • Publication number: 20150296714
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for compressing long-stem plant material in which the long-stem plant material is introduced into a compression unit and is pressed, and the long-stem plant material pressed in the compression unit is packaged to form transportable units. In the disclosed method, an amount of the long-stem plant material that is predefined on the basis of the weight thereof is introduced into the compression unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventor: Ingo DREHER
  • Publication number: 20150282431
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for recovering planting material and planting miscanthus in which at least one rhizome of the miscanthus plant is introduced into a field and at least one miscanthus plant shoots from said at least one rhizome. In order to introduce the at least one rhizome into the field, a shaped member that includes the at least one rhizome and dirt surrounding the at least one rhizome is planted in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventor: Ingo DREHER
  • Publication number: 20130103127
    Abstract: A hand-operated cooling device for cryotherapy for treating pain, inflammations, muscle tensions or the like, includes a main body and a receptacle, which can be inserted at least partially into the main body, for the exchangeable accommodation and insertion of a gas pressure vessel. The main body includes a gas outlet actuation arrangement, which can effect, by manual actuation, the outflow of a gas from the gas pressure vessel when the receptacle is inserted, and the receptacle includes a cooling surface, which can be cooled by the outflowing gas and by the gas pressure vessel jacket, wherein the gas can be conducted inside the main body and inside the receptacle by a gas conducting arrangement and can exit at the receptacle adjacent to the cooling surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Stefan Müller, Steffen Ortlib, Ingo Dreher
  • Publication number: 20100294608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clutch operating unit for engine-driven vehicles, the clutch of which can be operated arbitrarily as well as depending on a torque/speed difference occurring at the clutch. The clutch operating unit comprises an actuator on the gear box side and the engine side. On the actuator, chutes and counter chutes and contact surfaces are formed which mutually engage; the chutes, counter chutes and contact surfaces transmitting a drive torque when the actuators are rotated in a rotating direction over the contact surfaces and, when the actuators are rotated in reverse rotating direction, converting the rotating movement into an axial movement of an actuator by means of the chutes and counter chutes, the axial movement effecting the releasing of the clutch. The clutch operating unit is characterized in that the actuator (2, 5) on the engine side along with its outer bushing is arranged coaxially and rotatably relative to a gear box input shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Dreher Prazisionsdrehteile GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Städele, Ingo Dreher
  • Publication number: 20080050132
    Abstract: A device and a method for improving the quality of prints using a printing device and system for printing sheets whereby, for each sheet, at least one register mark per color printing unit of the multi-color printing machine is produced, assigned to said sheet and defined with respect to its position, including in duplex printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Jan Boness, Ingo Dreher, Heiko Hunold, Karlheinz Peter, Stefan Schrader
  • Publication number: 20070122178
    Abstract: Cleaning of contamination in a printer, especially contamination by the use of a fixing aid, in which the contamination is determined by evaluating the register of a print of the printing machine. In the case that the register error is larger than a given amount, a cleaning run is performed. A control device is provided for evaluation of the register for determining contamination of the printer, especially by a fixing aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Jan Boness, Ingo Dreher, Stefan Schrader
  • Patent number: 6841064
    Abstract: Residual oil from the processing of crude oil, natural bitumen or oil sand is mixed in a mixer with granular, hot coke as heat carrier (heat carrier coke) in a weight ratio of 1:3 to 1:30, where on the granules of the heat carrier coke there is first of all formed a liquid residue film which partly evaporates in the mixer. Gases and vapors and moist, sticky coke are withdrawn from the mixer. The mixture of coke and residual oil is introduced into a subsequently connected stirred tank in which the mixture slowly moves downwards while being stirred mechanically at a temperature of 450 to 600° C. and preferably at 480 to 550° C. Dry, flowable coke is withdrawn from the stirred tank. Usually, the dwell time of the heat carrier coke in the stirred tank is 1 to 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: MG Technologies AG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Weiss, Ingo Dreher, Udo Zentner
  • Patent number: 6413415
    Abstract: High temperature flash distillation, for treating residual oils originating from crude oil refining, natural bitumen and/or tar sands, comprises feeding the oil to a mixer with granular hot coke, which serves as a thermal transfer medium. In mixing, 60-90% of the oil is vaporized. The non-vaporized fraction includes metal-containing asphaltenes. This fraction is further converted in the mixer, to oil vapor, gas and coke. Gases and vapor are withdrawn from the mixer, separately from the coke. The vapor phase is cooled and condensed to produce product oil. The gas itself is a further product. The coke is reheated and recycled to the mixer as the thermal transfer medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Jürgen Weiss, Jörg Schmalfeld, Udo Zentner, Ingo Dreher, Willibald Serrano
  • Patent number: 4935099
    Abstract: Lump wood is carbonized in a shaft retort, which is flown through by hot rinse gas. The wood is charged to the retort at its top. Wood charcoal is withdrawn from the lower portion of the retort. An exhaust gas which contains gases and vapors produced by carbonization is withdrawn from the top end of the shaft retort and is directly fed to a combustion chamber. In a first section of the combustion chamber, the exhaust gas is combusted with air at an understoichiometric to stoichiometric rate at temperatures from 800.degree. to 1250.degree. C. Part of the combustion gas is withdrawn from that first section of the combustion chamber and is cooled to temperatures from about 450.degree. to 900.degree. C. and is fed as a rinse gas to the shaft retort. In a second section of the combustion chamber, the exhaust gas is completely combusted with air supplied at an overstoichiometric rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Weiss, Jorg Schmalfeld, Ingo Dreher, Johannes Arnhold
  • Patent number: 4659456
    Abstract: Oil-containing solids are dried and heated by contacting them in a drying zone with superheated steam admitted to the zone at a temperature in excess of 200.degree. C. The heated solids may be distilled to remove hydrocarbons therefrom and the resulting proceduce and/or combustion products of the distillation or other combustion products are used to heat a mixed vapor remainder, after separation of said carbon from the vapors formed during the drying, to the temperature of 1200.degree. C. for recirculation to the drying zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft Ag
    Inventors: Roland Rammler, Hans J. Weiss, Ingo Dreher, Jorg Schmalfeld, Karl-Heinz Bietz
  • Patent number: 4563264
    Abstract: The dry distillation of oil shale and like volatilizable materials as carried out by intimately mixing it with a fine-grain hot heat-transfer medium. According to the invention the hot distillation residue is passed in direct heat exchange with a cooling gas and the latter is utilized as one component of a preheating mixed gas which is passed in uniflow with the devolatilizable material through at least one riser. Hot combustion gases can make up other components of these mixed gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans J. Weiss, Roland Rammler, Helmut Hahn, Ingo Dreher
  • Patent number: 4268359
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cooling dustlike or fine-grained reaction residue emanating from a reactor is disclosed. According to the method reaction residue emanating from a reactor passes downwardly into a cooling shaft where it is maintained in the form of a pile of bulk material under a gas pressure of 20 to 200 bars while cooling gas passes upwardly through said cooling shaft in counter-current and is removed at the top of said cooling shaft into the reactor. The apparatus comprises means for effecting cooling of such reactor residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Roland Rammler, Ingo Dreher, Rainer Rudisch