Patents by Inventor MATTHIAS DITTBERNER

MATTHIAS DITTBERNER 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: 20200309690
    Abstract: A generalized feed-forward method for accurate tunable laser absorption spectroscopy includes generating a laser beam. The generated laser beam is directed down a reference path and a test/sample path. One or more parameters are extracted from the reference path. The one or more parameters, extracted from the reference path, are used as feed-forward, to adjust spectral analysis of the test/sample path to detect a composition and/or concentration of an analyte gas within the test/sample path. The extraction of the one or more parameters from the reference path and the spectral analysis of the test/sample path are performed substantially concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: William Green, Matthias Dittberner, Chi Xiong, Eric Zhang, Gerard Wysocki
  • Patent number: 10677771
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for detecting gas leaks using a drone are provided. Aspects include capturing a first set of data regarding a presence of a gas in the geographic area while flying along the initial flight path. Aspects also include creating secondary flight paths through regions in the geographic area in which the presence of the gas exceeds a threshold amount and capturing a second set of data regarding a concentration of the gas in the one or more regions while flying along the secondary flight paths. Aspects further include capturing wind data while flying along the initial and second flight paths and creating a three-dimensional gas plume model for gas leaks identified in the geographic area based on the first set of data, the second set of data and the wind data, wherein the three-dimensional gas plume model identifies a source of the gas leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthias Dittberner, Levente Klein, Jason D. Renwick
  • Patent number: 10663367
    Abstract: A method, a system and an apparatus for adaptively sensing a gas leak. The method includes: obtaining wind data from a wind sensor, identifying at least one wireless mote in a plurality of wireless motes that is most likely to detect a gas plume from the wind data, activating the identified at least one wireless mote to trigger measuring gas concentration of the gas plume, and identifying the location of the gas leak if the gas concentration is above a predetermined threshold. Also included is a system for adaptively sensing a gas leak having a wind sensor, a plurality of wireless motes and a server in communication therewith. An apparatus for adaptively sensing a gas leak in an industrial site is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthias Dittberner, Levente Klein
  • Publication number: 20190033160
    Abstract: A method, a system and an apparatus for adaptively sensing a gas leak. The method includes: obtaining wind data from a wind sensor, identifying at least one wireless mote in a plurality of wireless motes that is most likely to detect a gas plume from the wind data, activating the identified at least one wireless mote to trigger measuring gas concentration of the gas plume, and identifying the location of the gas leak if the gas concentration is above a predetermined threshold. Also included is a system for adaptively sensing a gas leak having a wind sensor, a plurality of wireless motes and a server in communication therewith. An apparatus for adaptively sensing a gas leak in an industrial site is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: MATTHIAS DITTBERNER, LEVENTE KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20180292286
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for detecting gas leaks using a drone are provided. Aspects include capturing a first set of data regarding a presence of a gas in the geographic area while flying along the initial flight path. Aspects also include creating secondary flight paths through regions in the geographic area in which the presence of the gas exceeds a threshold amount and capturing a second set of data regarding a concentration of the gas in the one or more regions while flying along the secondary flight paths. Aspects further include capturing wind data while flying along the initial and second flight paths and creating a three-dimensional gas plume model for gas leaks identified in the geographic area based on the first set of data, the second set of data and the wind data, wherein the three-dimensional gas plume model identifies a source of the gas leaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: MATTHIAS DITTBERNER, LEVENTE KLEIN, JASON D. RENWICK
  • Publication number: 20180292374
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for detecting gas leaks using a drone are provided. Aspects include capturing a first set of data regarding a presence of a gas in the geographic area while flying along the initial flight path. Aspects also include creating secondary flight paths through regions in the geographic area in which the presence of the gas exceeds a threshold amount and capturing a second set of data regarding a concentration of the gas in the one or more regions while flying along the secondary flight paths. Aspects further include capturing wind data while flying along the initial and second flight paths and creating a three-dimensional gas plume model for gas leaks identified in the geographic area based on the first set of data, the second set of data and the wind data, wherein the three-dimensional gas plume model identifies a source of the gas leaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: MATTHIAS DITTBERNER, LEVENTE KLEIN, JASON D. RENWICK