Patents by Inventor Ingrid Wunderlich

Ingrid Wunderlich 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: 20190330730
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a sensor in the field of process automation for detecting a measurand of a medium, the sensor including at least one metallic section including a coating with a diamond-like carbon layer. The present disclosure also discloses a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventor: Ingrid Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 10260915
    Abstract: A container for use as a single-use component in a processing system for performing a biological, biochemical, or biotechnological process includes a wall surrounding a container interior space with a sensor arrangement integrated into the wall, where the sensor arrangement includes at least one sensor and one housing, and where the housing includes a housing wall, which surrounds a housing interior space containing the sensor and separates the housing interior space from the container interior space, characterized in that the housing wall comprises a wall region, which is designed as a predetermined breaking point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Christian Fanselow
  • Publication number: 20180149269
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a molded seal for sealing an annular gap between an outer peripheral wall and an inner peripheral wall against a medium, including at least a first annular sealing body portion, facing the medium, to be placed between the outer and inner walls, and a second annular sealing body portion, facing away from the medium, to be placed between the outer and inner walls. The second sealing body portion facing the inner wall includes an annular cavity and at least one groove on its end face facing away from medium, where the cavity and groove are connected to each other. Moreover, the present disclosure relates to a fitting comprising such a molded seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Felix Schneider, Thomas Pfauch, Ingrid Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20170219512
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor arrangement including a housing, connectable to a process container and including a guiding passageway formed therein, and a sensor body displaceable in the guiding passageway between a first position and a second position, wherein the sensor body has at least one end section, which can be moved out of the housing and which includes at least one sensor element serving for registering a measured variable of a measured medium, wherein the at least one sensor element is arranged in the first position of the sensor body within a chamber formed in the housing and, in the second position of the sensor body, outside of the housing, and wherein the at least one end section of the sensor body has a base and a peripheral surface, wherein the at least one sensor element forms a part of the peripheral surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: INGRID WUNDERLICH, Michael Hanko, Christian Fanselow
  • Publication number: 20170089740
    Abstract: A container for use as a single-use component in a processing system for performing a biological, biochemical, or biotechnological process includes a wall surrounding a container interior space with a sensor arrangement integrated into the wall, where the sensor arrangement includes at least one sensor and one housing, and where the housing includes a housing wall, which surrounds a housing interior space containing the sensor and separates the housing interior space from the container interior space, characterized in that the housing wall comprises a wall region, which is designed as a predetermined breaking point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Christian Fanselow
  • Patent number: 9404785
    Abstract: A tool and a retractable assembly for measuring at least one measured variable of a medium in a containment, comprising: an essentially cylindrical housing; an immersion tube, which is movable axially in the housing between a service position run out from the medium and a process position run into the medium; and an engagement apparatus secured on the housing; wherein a movable piston is provided in the engagement apparatus and at least a first position and a second position of the piston are provided. The engagement apparatus holds the immersion tube in the service position when the piston is located in the first position, especially when no energy supply is present, and the engagement apparatus holds the immersion tube in an intermediate position between the service position and the process position and prevents further movement of the immersion tube in the direction of the medium when the piston is located in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Thomas Pfauch, Felix Schneider
  • Patent number: 9243714
    Abstract: A retractable assembly and a sealing system, the sealing system comprising: an essentially hollow, cylindrical housing with an inner space and a peripheral groove open to the inner space in the housing. The peripheral groove defines a plane in the housing and the normal of the plane is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing. The groove includes at least one, preferably two, extension spaces expanding the groove. The extension space is arranged on the side of the groove facing away from the inner space. An annular seal corresponding to the groove is arranged in the groove. The annular seal is formed of at least a first section facing the inner space and a second section facing away from the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Thomas Pfauch
  • Patent number: 9234860
    Abstract: A probe system, including: a connector apparatus; a treatment chamber part having at least one treatment medium supply line communicating with the treatment chamber; a measuring head seated so as to be axially shiftable, and a treatment position, wherein the immersion tube, on its connector apparatus-side front end, has a front-end closed, protective cylinder, and is arranged in a section of the immersion tube, so that, in the measuring position of the immersion tube, the measuring head is contactable via perforations with the process medium, and in the treatment position of the immersion tube, is contactable with the treatment medium; and a drive system for axial shifting of the immersion tube, arranged on the end region of the probe system facing away from the connector apparatus. The treatment chamber part is surrounded by a support structure connected with the connector apparatus and with the drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Pfauch, Ingrid Wunderlich, René Kundscher
  • Patent number: 9068860
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of an inductive sensor, wherein coils are placed on both sides of a support plate surrounding an opening of the support plate, and the support plate with the coils is inserted into a housing. A sleeve is inserted through a first cavity of the housing through the opening of the support plate into the housing. In order to achieve a secure and temperature independent joint between the sleeve and the housing, the sleeve (5) is welded with the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Fanselow, Ingrid Wunderlich, André Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20150097343
    Abstract: A retractable assembly and a sealing system, the sealing system comprising: an essentially hollow, cylindrical housing with an inner space and a peripheral groove open to the inner space in the housing. The peripheral groove defines a plane in the housing and the normal of the plane is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing. The groove includes at least one, preferably two, extension spaces expanding the groove. The extension space is arranged on the side of the groove facing away from the inner space. An annular seal corresponding to the groove is arranged in the groove. The annular seal is formed of at least a first section facing the inner space and a second section facing away from the inner space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Thomas Pfauch
  • Publication number: 20140298901
    Abstract: A tool and a retractable assembly for measuring at least one measured variable of a medium in a containment, comprising: an essentially cylindrical housing; an immersion tube, which is movable axially in the housing between a service position run out from the medium and a process position run into the medium; and an engagement apparatus secured on the housing; wherein a movable piston is provided in the engagement apparatus and at least a first position and a second position of the piston are provided. The engagement apparatus holds the immersion tube in the service position when the piston is located in the first position, especially when no energy supply is present, and the engagement apparatus holds the immersion tube in an intermediate position between the service position and the process position and prevents further movement of the immersion tube in the direction of the medium when the piston is located in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Thomas Pfauch, Felix Schneider
  • Patent number: 8578798
    Abstract: A probe system for measuring a measured variable of a fluid, comprising: A probe body, which is connectable to the process container by means of a process connection; axially shiftable in a guiding passageway of the probe body between a measuring position and at least two different treatment positions; an immersion tube, which has a protective cylinder on its front end immersible in the fluid; a measuring probe held in the immersion tube, having a measuring head, wherein the measuring head is arranged within a region of the protective cylinder having openings; a first treatment chamber formed between the guiding passageway and the immersion tube; a second treatment chamber formed between the guiding passageway and the immersion tube and adjoining the first treatment chamber on a side of the first treatment chamber facing away from the process connection; and a seal arranged between the first and second treatment chambers, wherein the immersion tube has a first section with a first outer diameter and a second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co., KG
    Inventors: Thomas Pfauch, Ingrid Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 8418551
    Abstract: A retractable assembly for a sensor, which determines a physical and/or chemical, process variable in a process medium. The retractable assembly has a housing, in which a tubular holder for accommodating the sensor is arranged such that it can be moved linearly by a drive unit. At least one cascaded cylinder is provided for the linear shifting of the tubular holder, wherein the cascaded cylinder comprises at least two cylinders arranged one after the other in the direction of the stroke movement. Furthermore, the cascaded cylinder is, or the cascaded cylinders are, embodied and/or operable in such a manner that the sensor is movable into at least two different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Thomas Pfauch
  • Publication number: 20120272756
    Abstract: A probe system, including: a connector apparatus; a treatment chamber part having at least one treatment medium supply line communicating with the treatment chamber; a measuring head seated so as to be axially shiftable, and a treatment position, wherein the immersion tube, on its connector apparatus-side front end, has a front-end closed, protective cylinder, and is arranged in a section of the immersion tube, so that, in the measuring position of the immersion tube, the measuring head is contactable via perforations with the process medium, and in the treatment position of the immersion tube, is contactable with the treatment medium; and a drive system for axial shifting of the immersion tube, arranged on the end region of the probe system facing away from the connector apparatus. The treatment chamber part is surrounded by a support structure connected with the connector apparatus and with the drive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Pfauch, Ingrid Wunderlich, René Kündscher
  • Patent number: 8231769
    Abstract: An electrode comprising: a least a first, preferably cylindrical, glass body, in which at least a first chamber is formed; at least a first electrolyte, which is located in the first chamber; at least a first potential-forming element, which is arranged in the chamber, and forms a first potential when contacted by the first electrolyte; at least a first closing element, which is axially fixed in the first chamber for enclosing the first electrolyte and the first potential-forming element and sealedly closes the first chamber; wherein, additionally, the first closing element is conductive, the first potential-forming element conductingly contacts the first closing element, and the electrode furthermore includes at least a first electrical conductor, which electrically contacts the first closing element on the side of the first closing element facing away from the first electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- u. Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Katrin Scholz, Reiner Franzheld, Ingrid Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20120098550
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of an inductive sensor, wherein coils are placed on both sides of a support plate surrounding an opening of the support plate, and the support plate with the coils is inserted into a housing. A sleeve is inserted through a first cavity of the housing through the opening of the support plate into the housing. In order to achieve a secure and temperature independent joint between the sleeve and the housing, the sleeve (5) is welded with the housing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Fanselow, Ingrid Wunderlich, André Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20110303006
    Abstract: A retractable assembly for a sensor, which determines a physical and/or chemical, process variable in a process medium. The retractable assembly has a housing, in which a tubular holder for accommodating the sensor is arranged such that it can be moved linearly by a drive unit. At least one cascaded cylinder is provided for the linear shifting of the tubular holder, wherein the cascaded cylinder comprises at least two cylinders arranged one after the other in the direction of the stroke movement. Furthermore, the cascaded cylinder is, or the cascaded cylinders are, embodied and/or operable in such a manner that the sensor is movable into at least two different positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbh + Co.
    Inventors: Ingrid Wunderlich, Thomas Pfauch
  • Publication number: 20110107857
    Abstract: A probe system for measuring a measured variable of a fluid, especially a liquid, contained in a process container comprising: A probe body, which is connectable to the process container by means of a process connection; axially shiftable in a guiding passageway of the probe body between a measuring position and at least two different treatment positions, an immersion tube, which has a protective cylinder on its front end immersible in the fluid; held in the immersion tube, a measuring probe having a measuring head, wherein the measuring head is arranged within a region of the protective cylinder having openings; a first treatment chamber formed between the guiding passageway and the immersion tube; a second treatment chamber formed between the guiding passageway and the immersion tube and adjoining the first treatment chamber on a side of the first treatment chamber facing away from the process connection; and a seal arranged between the first and second treatment chambers, wherein the immersion tube has a f
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fur Mess- Und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Pfauch, Ingrid Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20100126850
    Abstract: An electrode comprising: a least a first, preferably cylindrical, glass body, in which at least a first chamber is formed; at least a first electrolyte, which is located in the first chamber; at least a first potential-forming element, which is arranged in the chamber, and forms a first potential when contacted by the first electrolyte; at least a first closing element, which is axially fixed in the first chamber for enclosing the first electrolyte and the first potential-forming element and sealedly closes the first chamber; wherein, additionally, the first closing element is conductive, the first potential-forming element conductingly contacts the first closing element, and the electrode furthermore includes at least a first electrical conductor, which electrically contacts the first closing element on the side of the first closing element facing away from the first electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft fur Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH - Co. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Franzheld, Katrin Scholz, Ingrid Wunderlich