Patents by Inventor Martin Kautz

Martin Kautz 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: 20220146334
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for determining the thermal consumption of an energy system having a thermal energy storage unit, wherein the energy system generates a total thermal energy within a time range comprising: determining a thermal charging energy of the thermal energy storage unit within the time range; determining a thermal discharging energy of the thermal energy storage unit within the time range; and calculating a resulting thermal consumption within the time range using a sum of the total thermal energy and the difference between the ascertained thermal discharging energy and the ascertained thermal charging energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Baumgärtner, Martin Kautz, Lisa Wagner
  • Publication number: 20210240872
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for determining a design of an energy system comprising: providing a plurality of values of a parameter of an optimization method using an extraction of the values according to a probability distribution of the parameter; specifying a respective single-target function of the energy system for each of the plurality of values; forming an overall target function using the single-target functions; and extremizing the overall target function using the optimization method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Simon Ackermann, Martin Kautz, Jochen Schäfer, Andrei Szabo, Sebastian Thiem
  • Publication number: 20210165921
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for designing a multimodal energy system having a plurality of components comprising: providing a first plurality of parameters; stipulating a second plurality of secondary conditions; stipulating a target function; defining a critical operating state of the multimodal energy system; and extremalizing the target function on the basis of the first plurality of parameters, the second plurality of secondary conditions, and the critical operating state using an optimization method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Kautz, Jochen Schäfer, Sebastian Thiem
  • Patent number: 10526970
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to combined heat and power plants. The teachings thereof may be embodied in methods for operating such a plant to provide electrical and thermal energy to a consumer unit, comprising: simultaneously generating electrical energy and heat in a process flow based on a demand for electricity; storing heat generated in excess of a demand for heat; and increasing a heat output when a difference between an actual provided heat output and the demand for heat is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Kautz, Michael Metzger, Jochen Schäfer, Philipp Wolfrum
  • Patent number: 10351962
    Abstract: A method for operating and electrolytic system may include an electrolyzer for generating hydrogen and oxygen as product gas. Hydrogen and oxygen produced during the electrolytic process are discharged from the electrolyzer. As a result, the efficiency of the electrolytic system is improved, at least one of the product gases in the expansion turbine is expanded, and a generator is driven by the expansion turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Jochen Herold, Martin Kautz
  • Patent number: 10072894
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to thermochemical heat storage units. The teachings thereof may be embodied in systems and methods for operating, including charging and discharging, a thermochemical heat storage unit. For example, a method for operating a thermochemical heat storage unit may include: producing a first steam and feeding it to a heat exchanger; partially condensing the steam with release of its thermal energy, in the heat exchanger; subsequently pressurizing water condensed from the steam; feeding the pressurized water to the heat exchanger; evaporating the water into a second steam; and storing at least a portion of the second steam in a steam storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Vladimir Danov, Martin Kautz
  • Publication number: 20170321968
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to thermochemical heat storage units. The teachings thereof may be embodied in systems and methods for operating, including charging and discharging, a thermochemical heat storage unit. For example, a method for operating a thermochemical heat storage unit may include: producing a first steam and feeding it to a heat exchanger; partially condensing the steam with release of its thermal energy, in the heat exchanger; subsequently pressurizing water condensed from the steam; feeding the pressurized water to the heat exchanger; evaporating the water into a second steam; and storing at least a portion of the second steam in a steam storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Vladimir Danov, Martin Kautz
  • Publication number: 20170145570
    Abstract: A method for operating and electrolytic system may include an electrolyzer for generating hydrogen and oxygen as product gas. Hydrogen and oxygen produced during the electrolytic process are discharged from the electrolyzer. As a result, the efficiency of the electrolytic system is improved, at least one of the product gases in the expansion turbine is expanded, and a generator is driven by the expansion turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jochen Herold, Martin Kautz
  • Patent number: 9464357
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a high-pressure electrolysis system (2), wherein a hydrogen stream (6) and an oxygen stream (8) are produced in a high-pressure electrolyzer (4), and these are passed out of the high-pressure electrolyzer (4) under high pressure. In order to increase the efficiency of the high-pressure electrolysis system (2) with respect to cooling of the hydrogen produced in the high-pressure electrolysis system (2), the oxygen stream (8) is passed into a vortex tube (20) for decompression, in which the pressure energy of the oxygen is converted to refrigeration. This produces a cold oxygen stream (22) which is used to cool the hydrogen stream (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Jochen Herold, Martin Kautz
  • Publication number: 20160083855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a high-pressure electrolysis system (2), wherein a hydrogen stream (6) and an oxygen stream (8) are produced in a high-pressure electrolyser (4), and these are passed out of the high-pressure electrolyser (4) under high pressure. In order to increase the efficiency of the high-pressure electrolysis system (2) with respect to cooling of the hydrogen produced in the high-pressure electrolysis system (2), the oxygen stream (8) is passed into a vortex tube (20) for decompression, in which the pressure energy of the oxygen is converted to refrigeration. This produces a cold oxygen stream (22) which is used to cool the hydrogen stream (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: JOCHEN HEROLD, MARTIN KAUTZ
  • Publication number: 20150033758
    Abstract: Electrical and thermal energy is generated for at least one load by a combined heat and power plant, wherein the retrieved heat output is increased when a threshold value for a difference between a provided and retrieved heat output is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Kautz, Michael Metzger, Jochen Schäfer, Philipp Wolfrum