Patents by Inventor Joachim Albert

Joachim Albert 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: 20200182851
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus for determining at least one measurand of a measuring medium includes a first measuring device including a first measuring sensor structured to contact the measuring medium and configured to detect measured values of the at least one measurand, the first measuring device embodied to determine a first measured value that is dependent on the at least one measurand of the measuring medium, a sampling device structured to remove a sample from the measuring medium, a second measuring device including a second measuring sensor and embodied to determine a second measured value that is dependent on the least one measurand of the sample, and an electronic control apparatus configured to receive and process the first and second measured value and to perform a verification, calibration and/or adjustment of the first measuring device using the second measured value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Alber, Joachim Albert, Ralf Steuerwald, Michael Hanko, Angela Eubisch
  • Patent number: 10635061
    Abstract: A method for controlling a treatment process of a medium that includes a system input and output, wherein a change in a first parameter of the medium at the system input causes a change in a second parameter at the system output only after an elapse of a dead time, and a control system, the method including determining first values of the first parameter; determining set values for an output variable influencing the second parameter at the system output using the determined first values and a first proportionality factor recorded in the control system; applying the determined set values to adjust the output variable; determining second values of the second parameters; determining deviation values representative of a deviation of the second parameter from the first parameter; and using at least one of the deviation values and at least one of the set values to determine a second proportionality factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Alber, Joachim Albert
  • Patent number: 10585081
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus for determining at least one measurand of a measuring medium includes a first measuring device including a first measuring sensor structured to contact the measuring medium and configured to detect measured values of the at least one measurand, the first measuring device embodied to determine a first measured value that is dependent on the at least one measurand of the measuring medium, a sampling device structured to remove a sample from the measuring medium, a second measuring device including a second measuring sensor and embodied to determine a second measured value that is dependent on the least one measurand of the sample, and an electronic control apparatus configured to receive and process the first and second measured value and to perform a verification, calibration and/or adjustment of the first measuring device using the second measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Alber, Joachim Albert, Ralf Steuerwald, Michael Hanko, Angela Eubisch
  • Patent number: 10509376
    Abstract: A method for controlling a process, comprising treatment of a process medium, and which includes a system input, in particular, an inlet, and a system output, in particular, an outlet for the process includes such a dead time profile that a change in at least one parameter of the first type of the process medium at the system input causes a change in at least one parameter of the second type of the process medium at the system output only after an elapse of a dead time, comprises: determining, in particular, digital values for the parameter of the first type and using these values as input values of a control system; determining the set values for an output variable influencing the parameter of the second type of the process medium at the system output, using the determined values of the parameter of a first type and a first proportionality factor recorded in the control system; applying the determined set values for adjusting the output variable using the control system; determining, in particular, digital v
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Alber, Joachim Albert
  • Publication number: 20190361413
    Abstract: A method for controlling a treatment process of a medium that includes a system input and output, wherein a change in a first parameter of the medium at the system input causes a change in a second parameter at the system output only after an elapse of a dead time, and a control system, the method including determining first values of the first parameter; determining set values for an output variable influencing the second parameter at the system output using the determined first values and a first proportionality factor recorded in the control system; applying the determined set values to adjust the output variable; determining second values of the second parameters; determining deviation values representative of a deviation of the second parameter from the first parameter; and using at least one of the deviation values and at least one of the set values to determine a second proportionality factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Alber, Joachim Albert
  • Publication number: 20190146447
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for maintaining at least one field device of process automation technology, comprising the steps of connecting a smart device to the field device via a data connection and maintaining the field device via the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Stefan Robl
  • Patent number: 10222785
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3D printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3D printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Endress-Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Patent number: 9884476
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of at least one component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable, wherein the field device is applied in automation technology and is manufactured from at least one material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Thomas Uehlin, Dietmar Spanke, Benjamin Mack
  • Publication number: 20170308062
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable of a medium in a container, wherein the component is created via a 3D printing method, wherein during the creation the component is supplied at an intermediate state of the component with an exciter signal, wherein a response signal of the component to the exciter signal is registered, wherein shape and/or structure of the component are/is modified via the 3D printing method, when the current response signal does not agree with a predetermined response signal, and wherein the two previous method steps are alternately repeated, until the current response signal agrees with the predetermined response signal within predetermined tolerance limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20170305135
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a customer-specific component of a field device for determining or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium, wherein the field device is applied in process automation technology, wherein the component is composed of at least one material, comprising: predetermining material and/or structure and/or shape of the component via digital description data, and producing the component in a 3D printing method in accordance with the predetermined digital description data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Dietmar Spanke, Thomas Uehlin
  • Publication number: 20170102370
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus for determining at least one measurand of a measuring medium includes a first measuring device including a first measuring sensor structured to contact the measuring medium and configured to detect measured values of the at least one measurand, the first measuring device embodied to determine a first measured value that is dependent on the at least one measurand of the measuring medium, a sampling device structured to remove a sample from the measuring medium, a second measuring device including a second measuring sensor and embodied to determine a second measured value that is dependent on the least one measurand of the sample, and an electronic control apparatus configured to receive and process the first and second measured value and to perform a verification, calibration and/or adjustment of the first measuring device using the second measured value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Alber, Joachim Albert, Ralf Steuerwald, Michael Hanko, Angela Eubisch
  • Patent number: 9594408
    Abstract: A transmitter and a method for mounting a transmitter on a panel, wherein the panel is a door or wall of an electrical cabinet, a display panel, a control panel or a diaphragm, wherein the transmitter includes a display module and a computer module, wherein the display module includes at least a first securement means and a cable, and the display module is connectable via the cable with the computer module. The method comprises the steps of: drilling at least a first hole in the panel, wherein the first hole is less than the area of the display module lying against the panel bringing the cable from a first side of the panel through the first hole to a second side of the panel securing the display module to the panel using a second securement means complementary to the first securement means securing the computer module to the second side, and connecting the computer module with the display module via the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Tamegger, Joachim Albert, Martin Lohmann, Oliver Durm
  • Publication number: 20160184745
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device for taking samples from municipal and/or industrial wastewater that contains a filter (3) and which may be connected to a pressure pipe that carries fibers and particles. For a device, which is designed in a robust and cost-efficient way, while, at the same time, showing a long-lasting service life, the cylinder-shaped filter (3) has been positioned inside of a housing (2), with a hollow space (9) arranged between the housing (2) and the filter (3) that allows for the filter (3) to be washed around, with the filter (3) having a pore size of less than 50 ?m, preferably between 0.5 and 20 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Maike Haslauer, Joachim Albert, Guido Mennicken, Matthias Knodler
  • Publication number: 20160152489
    Abstract: A method for controlling a process, comprising treatment of a process medium, and which includes a system input, in particular, an inlet, and a system output, in particular, an outlet for the process includes such a dead time profile that a change in at least one parameter of the first type of the process medium at the system input causes a change in at least one parameter of the second type of the process medium at the system output only after an elapse of a dead time, comprises: determining, in particular, digital values for the parameter of the first type and using these values as input values of a control system; determining the set values for an output variable influencing the parameter of the second type of the process medium at the system output, using the determined values of the parameter of a first type and a first proportionality factor recorded in the control system; applying the determined set values for adjusting the output variable using the control system; determining, in particular, digital v
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Alber, Joachim Albert
  • Publication number: 20160116383
    Abstract: A sample collection apparatus, especially for an analyzer to determine a measurand of a liquid, comprising: a sample collection unit connected to a liquid removal point via a fluid line, a feed device that is designed to transport liquids from the liquid removal point through the fluid line to the sample collection unit, and a filter unit arranged in the flow path from the liquid removal point through the fluid line to the sample collection unit, characterized in that the sample collection apparatus comprises at least one surface or a device effecting a reduction of germs in the liquid transported through the flow path from the filter unit to the sample collection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Ralf Bernhard, Joachim Albert, Maike Haslauer
  • Publication number: 20160089840
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of at least one component of a field device for determining or monitoring a process variable, wherein the field device is applied in automation technology and is manufactured from at least one material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Joachim Albert, Detlev Wittmer, Marc Baret, Thomas Uehlin, Dietmar Spanke, Benjamin Mack
  • Publication number: 20140285958
    Abstract: A transmitter and a method for mounting a transmitter on a panel, wherein the panel is a door or wall of an electrical cabinet, a display panel, a control panel or a diaphragm, wherein the transmitter includes a display module and a computer module, wherein the display module includes at least a first securement means and a cable, and the display module is connectable via the cable with the computer module. The method comprises the steps of: drilling at least a first hole in the panel, wherein the first hole is less than the area of the display module lying against the panel bringing the cable from a first side of the panel through the first hole to a second side of the panel securing the display module to the panel using a second securement means complementary to the first securement means securing the computer module to the second side, and connecting the computer module with the display module via the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Tamegger, Joachim Albert, Martin Lohmann, Oliver Durm
  • Publication number: 20100224252
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells having multiple electron donors and/or multiple acceptors, as well as related components, modules, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Scharber, Markus Koppe, Pavel Schilinsky, Christoph Josef Brabec, Stelios A. Choulis, Gilles Herve Regis Dennler, Hans-Joachim Albert Egelhaaf, Markus Heinz Biele
  • Publication number: 20080061482
    Abstract: The cutting torch according to the invention is provided with an electric internal ignition device (3) and comprises a high-voltage source (19) arranged inside the cutting torch. The high-voltage source (19) contains a high-voltage transformer (4) with a rod-shaped ferrite core and an electronic controller (5) comprising a Meissner oscillator (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: MESSER CUTTING & WELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Josef Faust, Hans-Joachim Albert
  • Patent number: 6903300
    Abstract: A thermal working tool (1) is movable along a workpiece surface (7) and includes a torch head (2) which has exchangeably mounted thereon cutting or welding tools (3; 4; 5) extending between the torch head (2) and the workpiece surface (7). A distance control for setting a predetermined working distance (A) between the working tool (1) and the workpiece surface (7) is carried out by a magnetic system, an alternating magnetic field being produced in a sensor body with ferromagnetic properties above the workpiece surface (7). The torch head (2) and at least one of the cutting or welding tools (3; 4; 5) contain ferromagnetic material and form at least part of the sensor body (2; 3; 4; 5). The magnetic field produced is sensed by two measuring coils, and is used for controlling the working distance (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Messer Cutting & Welding GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Faust, Burkhard Fenner, Hans-Joachim Albert