Patents by Inventor Juergen Motzer

Juergen Motzer 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: 10411323
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement for a measuring device, having an antenna with an emission surface, and an antenna holder for pivotably fastening the antenna to a fastening apparatus for the purpose of arranging the antenna arrangement on a container or another fastening possibility, for example via a material heap, wherein the antenna holder is connected to the fastening apparatus by means of a clamping arrangement, wherein the antenna holder is in the form of a spherical layer of a sphere wherein the spherical layer has top and bottom surfaces running parallel to one another, and contains the center of the sphere, and the emission surface is arranged inside the spherical layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Josef Fehrenbach, Daniel Schultheiss, Fritz Lenk, Klaus Kienzle, Jürgen Motzer, Thomas Deck, Johannes Falk, Jürgen Skowaisa, Clemens Hengstler
  • Publication number: 20190191545
    Abstract: A printed circuit board for a radar level measurement device with a printed circuit board substrate is provided, wherein a microwave signal is coupled via a microwave conductor into a waveguide. A connection region on a front side of the printed circuit board substrate serves to receive the waveguide. A shape of a resonator shell is generated inversely by producing an annular peripheral recess whose wall has an electromagnetically reflecting coating on a rear side of the printed circuit board substrate. The annular peripheral recess on the rear side, together with a region surrounded by the recess, forms a resonator for the injected microwave signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Juergen MOTZER, Winfried RAUER, Daniel SCHULTHEISS, Christoph MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20190033116
    Abstract: A radar fill level measurement device for determining a fill level of a medium is provided, including a transmitter configured to transmit a transmission signal towards the medium; a receiver configured to receive a reception signal reflected by the medium; and a controller configured to determine the fill level of the medium based on the reception signal and based on at least one evaluation parameter, the radar fill level measurement device being configured to vary a transmitting power of the transmission signal, the controller being further configured to determine a current transmitting power of the transmission signal, and the controller being further configured to vary, based on the determined current transmitting power, a value of the at least one evaluation parameter and/or at least one measurement signal that correlates with the reception signal, such that the fill level is determined taking into account the transmitting power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Christian HOFERER, Joachim Benz, Thomas Deck, Johannes Franz, Martin Gaiser, Karl Griessbaum, Juergen Haas, Andreas Isenmann, Manuel Kaufmann, Juergen Motzer, Daniel Schultheiss, Roland Welle
  • Patent number: 10001558
    Abstract: A measurement device is provided for determining a distance of the measurement device from a medium and a flow speed of a medium by evaluating a transmission signal emitted by the fill level measurement device and reflected by the medium. The measurement device includes an antenna arrangement for emitting the transmission signal in two different directions. The flow speed of the medium can be determined using the Doppler shift of the transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Josef Fehrenbach, Juergen Motzer, Daniel Schultheiss
  • Patent number: 9945709
    Abstract: A fill level measurement device is specified for determining distance of the measurement device and flow speed of a medium, which comprises a frequency-modulated transmission signal having a rising and a falling frequency ramp. The flow speed of the medium can be determined by the Doppler effect arising from the flow speed of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Josef Fehrenbach, Juergen Motzer, Daniel Schultheiss
  • Publication number: 20170162928
    Abstract: An antenna array for a measuring device, having an antenna with an emission surface, and an antenna holder for pivotably fastening the antenna to a fastening apparatus for the purpose of arranging the antenna array on a container or another fastening possibility, for example via a material heap, wherein the antenna holder is connected to the fastening apparatus by means of a clamping arrangement, wherein the antenna holder is in the form of a spherical layer of a sphere wherein the spherical layer has top and bottom surfaces running parallel to one another, and contains the center of the sphere, and the emission surface is arranged inside the spherical layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Josef Fehrenbach, Daniel Schultheiss, Fritz Lenk, Klaus Kienzle, Jürgen Motzer, Thomas Deck, Johannes Falk, Jürgen Skowaisa, Clemens Hengstler
  • Publication number: 20170089748
    Abstract: A measurement device is provided for determining a distance of the measurement device from a medium and a flow speed of a medium by evaluating a transmission signal emitted by the fill level measurement device and reflected by the medium. The measurement device includes an antenna arrangement for emitting the transmission signal in two different directions. The flow speed of the medium can be determined using the Doppler shift of the transmission signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Josef FEHRENBACH, Juergen MOTZER, Daniel SCHULTHEISS
  • Patent number: 9551606
    Abstract: A measurement device is provided for determining a distance of the measurement device from a medium and a flow speed of a medium by evaluating a transmission signal emitted by the fill level measurement device and reflected by the medium. The measurement device includes an antenna arrangement for emitting the transmission signal in two different directions. The flow speed of the medium can be determined using the Doppler shift of the transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Josef Fehrenbach, Juergen Motzer, Daniel Schultheiss
  • Publication number: 20160290850
    Abstract: A radar-operated level gauge comprising a signal generator for generating and emitting electromagnetic waves of a wavelength and comprising a straight measuring tube, which consists of at least two parts comprising a first measuring tube section and a second measuring tube section, both of which are joined together at a joining point, wherein the joining ends of the first measuring tube section and the second measuring tube section correspond to each other and are cut off at an angle, and that a circumferential end edge of each of the joining ends extends in the longitudinal direction of the measuring tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Günter Kech, Fritz Lenk, Klaus Kienzle, Jürgen Motzer
  • Patent number: 9014998
    Abstract: A sensor includes an electronic module that comprises several electronic subassemblies and a processor that can be electrically coupled to the electronic subassemblies. The subassemblies respectively feature a programmable storage device with subassembly-specific data of the respective subassembly. The content of the respective programmable storage devices can be read out and evaluated by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Martin Gaiser, Juergen Haas, Juergen Motzer
  • Patent number: 8963768
    Abstract: Stated is a process separation device for a fill-level measuring device including a pressure resistant feed-through for an inner conductor. The process separation device comprises an inner conductor, an outer conductor, a process side, a control side, and a feed-through. The inner conductor comprises a first conical region, and/or the outer conductor comprises a second conical region. The feed-through comprises the first conical region and/or is encompassed by the second conical region, and in this manner establishes a connection having positive fit between the inner conductor and the outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Klaus Kienzle, Juergen Motzer, Juergen Dietmeier
  • Publication number: 20150007654
    Abstract: A fill level measurement device is specified for determining distance oft he measurement device and flow speed of a medium, which comprises a frequency-modulated transmission signal having a rising and a falling frequency ramp. The flow speed of the medium can be determined by the Doppler effect arising from the flow speed of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Josef FEHRENBACH, Juergen MOTZER, Daniel SCHULTHEISS
  • Publication number: 20150007653
    Abstract: A measurement device is provided for determining a distance of the measurement device from a medium and a flow speed of a medium by evaluating a transmission signal emitted by the fill level measurement device and reflected by the medium. The measurement device includes an antenna arrangement for emitting the transmission signal in two different directions. The flow speed of the medium can be determined using the Doppler shift of the transmission signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Josef FEHRENBACH, Juergen Motzer, Daniel Schultheiss
  • Patent number: 8776594
    Abstract: An electronics unit and a method for a filling-level measuring device for determining a filling level. The unit including an arithmetic unit determining a functional relationship between a distance between a filling material surface and the filling-level measuring device and an amplitude of a signal component reflected by the filling material surface and received by the filling-level measuring device; an amplitude profiler creating a profile of amplitude values of filling level echoes which have been measured so far; and an amplitude evaluator determining an expected amplitude of the filling level echo at a particular location with help of the profile of amplitude values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Roland Welle, Karl Griessbaum, Juergen Motzer, Martin Gaiser, Christian Hoferer, Manuel Kaufmann, Joachim Benz
  • Patent number: 8706995
    Abstract: A field device for measuring a filling level, a pressure or a density of a medium in a container includes data memory with two memory areas that are separated from one another. First data for safety-critical program modules is stored in the first memory area. Second data for safety-uncritical program modules is stored in the second memory area. The two memory areas are separated from one another. All access to these memory areas is controlled by a memory management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Martin Gaiser, Juergen Haas, Juergen Lienhard, Juergen Motzer
  • Publication number: 20130127654
    Abstract: Stated is a process separation device for a fill-level measuring device including a pressure resistant feed-through for an inner conductor. The process separation device comprises an inner conductor, an outer conductor, a process side, a control side, and a feed-through. The inner conductor comprises a first conical region, and/or the outer conductor comprises a second conical region. The feed-through comprises the first conical region and/or is encompassed by the second conical region, and in this manner establishes a connection having positive fit between the inner conductor and the outer conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus Kienzle, Juergen Motzer, Juergen DietMeier
  • Patent number: 8423321
    Abstract: An electronic module for level measurements, pressure measurements or density measurements is disclosed. In the module, a safety-relevant function is transferred into an area that is categorized as safety-uncritical. In order to prevent malfunctions, a diagnostic function is performed in the safety-critical area of the electronic module in order to check the transferred function. This diagnostic function is also checked with respect to its effectiveness during the safety-oriented operation. Suitable measures can be initiated in case an error is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Martin Gaiser, Juergen Haas, Juergen Lienhard, Juergen Motzer
  • Publication number: 20120174664
    Abstract: An electronics unit and a method for a filling-level measuring device for determining a filling level. The unit including an arithmetic unit determining a functional relationship between a distance between a filling material surface and the filling-level measuring device and an amplitude of a signal component reflected by the filling material surface and received by the filling-level measuring device; an amplitude profiler creating a profile of amplitude values of filling level echoes which have been measured so far; and an amplitude evaluator determining an expected amplitude of the filling level echo at a particular location with help of the profile of amplitude values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Roland Welle, Karl Griessbaum, Juergen Motzer, Martin Gaiser, Christian Hoferer, Manuel Kaufmann, Joachim Benz
  • Patent number: 7952035
    Abstract: A conductor leadthrough for a field device is for connecting two electrical conductors. The conductor leadthrough comprises an external conductor and a sealing apparatus. The sealing apparatus is divided into a first separation device and a second separation device. The external conductor comprises a hollow internal region that extends along a longitudinal axis of the external conductor. The first separation device and the second separation device are arranged along the longitudinal axis of the external conductor so as to be spaced apart so that they can separate a section of the hollow internal region of the external conductor. A pourable-sealing device is filled into the separated section of the hollow internal region of the external conductor so that the sealing apparatus can provide a leakage rate whose value is below a predeterminable value of a leakage rate. A signal of a predeterminable frequency can be transmitted along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Johannes Falk, Daniel Schultheiss, Juergen Motzer
  • Publication number: 20110109499
    Abstract: A modular system is for assembling a fill-level radar antenna, a fill-level radar antenna, and o a fill level radar. The modular system comprises several modules that can be interconnected. In this way a host of different fill-level radar antennae may be produced that are optimally adapted to the corresponding conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Klaus KIENZLE, Josef Fehrenbach, Juergen Motzer, Johannes Falk, Fritz Lenk