Patents by Inventor Michael Hanko

Michael Hanko 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: 11308795
    Abstract: A sensor system comprises a first mobile sensor unit and a stationary sensor unit. The first mobile sensor unit has a first sensor for acquiring a first measured value and a first wireless communication unit for receiving a calibration value and for transmitting the first measured value. The stationary sensor unit has a second sensor for acquiring a second measured value and a second wireless communication unit for transmitting the calibration value and for receiving the first measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Stefan Pilz, Björn Haase, Andreas Löbbert
  • Patent number: 11156580
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrode of an electrochemical measuring system and includes a housing having a chamber in which an electrolyte is arranged, and a potential-forming element which is at least partially arranged in the chamber such that the electrolyte at least partially wets the potential-forming element. A discharge line is made of coinage metal or of an alloy comprising a coinage metal and contacts the potential-forming element. A closure element closes the housing and guides discharge line therethrough. An adhesion promoter which comprises a glass and/or a glass-ceramic material and is arranged between the closure element and the discharge line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Conny Fraas, Matthäus Speck
  • Patent number: 11125714
    Abstract: A potentiometric sensor having a measuring half cell with a conductor element, a reference half cell with a reference element, a measuring circuit connected with the conductor element of the measuring half cell and the reference element of the reference half cell and designed to create a measuring signal that is dependent on a potential difference between the conductor element and the reference element. The measuring half cell further includes a housing having a housing chamber closed off by a first ion-selective membrane and contacted by the conductor element, a first inner electrolyte contained within the housing chamber and contacting the ion-selective membrane. The conductor element includes an inner conductor, especially an inner conductor comprising a metallic conductor, connected with the measuring circuit and a gas-tight barrier separating the inner conductor from the first inner electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Wilke, Jens Vettermann, Jens Voigtlander, Magdalena Losik, Michael Hanko
  • Patent number: 11112380
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement for determining at least one measurand of a measuring medium includes at least one first sensor with a first sensing element used to record measured values of a first measurand of the measuring medium, a housing having a housing wall which surrounds a housing interior containing the first sensing element, wherein the housing interior contains a medium in particular, a liquid which has a predetermined value of the first measurand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Weiss, Angela Eubisch, Michael Hanko
  • Patent number: 11002703
    Abstract: The disclosure includes an electrochemical half-cell including: a housing; a potential sensing element at least arranged on some segments inside the housing and connected electro-conductively with an electrical contact point outside the housing; and an electrolyte arranged inside the housing, wherein a plurality of hollow bodies is embedded in the electrolyte, especially distributed evenly inside the volume filled by the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Magdalena Losik, Jens Vettermann
  • Patent number: 10996188
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device in particular, a sensor for determining a measurand correlated with a concentration of an analyte in a measuring medium, including a housing that has a region provided for contacting the measuring medium, a fluid line arranged in the housing, an interface that is arranged within the region provided for contacting the measuring medium and has a first side which is in contact with the fluid line and a second side which is in contact with an environment of the housing in particular, with the measuring medium in contact with the housing, a first reservoir that is arranged in the housing and fluidically connected to the fluid line and which contains a reagent intended for contacting and/or interacting with the analyte, and a transport mechanism that is designed to transport reagent from the first reservoir into the fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Torsten Pechstein, Thomas Wilhelm, Michael Hanko
  • Publication number: 20210123885
    Abstract: Disclosed is a digital pH sensor for measuring the pH, comprising an electronics unit, sensor housing having a first half-cell and a second half-cell adapted to form a potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode if the digital pH sensor is in contact with a measurement medium, wherein the electronics unit is adapted for converting the potential difference into a digital voltage value or a digital pH value, wherein the first electrolyte, the first electrode, the second electrolyte, and/or the second electrode are selected such that, at a pH value of 7 and a temperature of 25° C. in the measurement medium, the potential difference of the two electrodes is not equal to 0 mV, and wherein the electronics unit converts the potential difference into the digital measured pH value of 7 or a digital measured voltage value of 0 mV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Wilhelm, Michael Hanko
  • Publication number: 20210110704
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor system for the mobile acquisition of at least one measured value in a process medium. The sensor system comprises at least one first mobile sensor unit and at least one stationary sensor unit. The first mobile sensor unit has a first sensor for acquiring a first measured value and a first wireless communication unit for receiving a calibration value and for transmitting the first measured value. The stationary sensor unit has a second sensor for acquiring a second measured value and a second wireless communication unit for transmitting the calibration value and for receiving the first measured value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Stefan Pilz, Björn Haase, Andreas Löbbert
  • Publication number: 20210055252
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor element for a potentiometric sensor, comprising a substrate formed from a metal alloy and an ion-selective enamel layer arranged on the substrate, wherein the metal alloy comprises at least one transition metal and wherein the ion-selective enamel layer contains a proportion of an oxide of the transition metal, and wherein an electrically conductive transition zone is arranged between the substrate and the enamel layer and contains the transition metal in a plurality of different oxidation states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Wilhelm, Matthäus Speck, Michael Hanko
  • Publication number: 20210033555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating an analytical measuring device in a measuring point. The method includes closing the outlet valve so that no process medium is discharged, closing the inlet valve so that no additional process medium is fed into the measuring point and a volume of process medium is in the measuring point, feeding a predetermined volume of the calibration medium into the measuring point, circulating the calibration medium by means of the pump so that the flow circuit is generated and the calibration medium flows against the analytical measuring device, detecting a first measured for a calibration, repeating the steps of feeding the calibration medium into the measuring point, circulating the calibration medium, and detecting a measured value for the calibration, and evaluating the measured values and performing the calibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Torsten Pechstein, Michael Hanko, Dagmar Kaschuba, Erik Hennings, Thomas Pfauch, Stephan Jugert, Jens Vettermann
  • Publication number: 20210033562
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for calibrating an analytical measuring device in a measuring point, wherein the method comprises at least the following steps: closing the inlet valve so that no process medium is fed from the first inlet into the measuring point, emptying the measuring point of the process medium through the outlet valve, closing the outlet valve, feeding a predetermined volume of the calibration medium into the measuring point through the inlet valve from the second inlet, circulating the calibration medium through the pump so that the flow circuit is generated and the calibration medium flows against the analytical measuring device, wherein a predetermined flow velocity of the calibration medium is adjusted by the pump, and calibrating the analytical measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Torsten Pechstein, Michael Hanko, Dagmar Kaschuba, Erik Hennings, Thomas Pfauch, Stephan Jugert, Jens Vettermann
  • Publication number: 20210033590
    Abstract: A method for determining a chemical intake capacity of a process medium includes steps of providing a measuring point and an analytical measuring device, closing an outlet valve to the drain so that no process medium is discharged and closing the inlet valve so that no additional process medium is fed from the first inlet. The method includes circulating the analyte and process medium through the pump so the mixture flows into the analytical measuring device at a predetermined flow velocity. Further, the method includes detecting a measured value using the analytical measuring device until the measured value exceeds a limit value. The predetermined volumes are summed to form a total volume of the analyte, and a chemical intake capacity of the predetermined medium is determined based on the total volume of the analyte fed in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Erik Hennings
  • Publication number: 20200393403
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an ion-selective electrode for an electrochemical sensor for determining a measurand representing a concentration of an analyte in a measuring medium, including a probe body made of a first material and a sensor element including a base body made of a second material different from the first material and an ion-selective layer arranged on the base body. The probe body is connected to the base body by way of a liquid-tight joint, where the joint is formed by a receptacle, serving as a first joining partner, and a joining section protruding into the receptacle, serving as a second joining partner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Thomas Wilhelm, Matthäus Speck, Lothar Auerswald
  • Publication number: 20200393404
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a potentiometric probe for measuring a measured variable that represents an ion concentration in a measuring medium, including a probe base including a sensor circuit, and two electrochemical half-cells arranged such that one of the half-cells surrounds at least one portion of the other half-cell, wherein at least one of the half-cells is configured as a module which is connected to the probe base via a mechanical and electrical interface. In another embodiment, one of the half-cells is a measuring half-cell including an ion-selective membrane and a terminal lead which electrically contacts the ion-selective membrane. The other half-cell is a reference half-cell, wherein the measuring half-cell and/or the reference half-cell are each configured as a module which is connected to the probe base via a mechanical and electrical interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Thomas Wilhelm, Matthäus Speck, Detlev Wittmer, Manfred Jagiella
  • Publication number: 20200319000
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for correcting measurement data of an analysis sensor. The method includes providing an analysis sensor having a first sensor unit, a data memory and a computing unit. The data memory has sensor-specific or sensor-type-specific parameter data which represent a predetermined field of application of the analysis sensor. The method also includes collecting measurement data through the first sensor unit, reading out the sensor-specific parameter data from the data memory through the computing unit, and correcting the collected measurement data using the sensor-specific parameter data through the computing unit in order to generate corrected measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Hanko
  • Patent number: 10723086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the automated production of a workpiece having at least one diaphragm, including a workpiece for an electrochemical sensor, including providing a workpiece that has a wall with at least one continuous opening through the wall, wherein a diaphragm body is affixed in the at least one opening, such that the diaphragm body completely fills a cross-section of the opening, and processing the diaphragm body by means of a laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Thomas Wilhelm, Bert Blankenburg, Carsten Enderwitz, Jens Voigtländer
  • Publication number: 20200225188
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect of the present disclosure, a method includes applying an alternating current having a frequency at a selected voltage to a sensor, wherein the voltage is applied between a reference electrode and a working electrode of the sensor, varying the frequency of the alternating current between a lower frequency and an upper frequency, measuring an impedance of the sensor between the reference electrode and the working electrode as a function of the frequency of the alternating current, analyzing the measured impedance to determine a total impedance of the sensor and the real and imaginary components of the total impedance at each applied frequency of the alternating current, and characterizing the sensor based on the total impedance at the low frequency end of the sensor and on the real and imaginary components of the total impedances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jinshan Huo, Michael Hanko, Hermann Günther, Robert Tzschoppe
  • Patent number: 10712309
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electrochemical reference half-cell, in particular, for an electrochemical sensor for measuring a measurand of a medium surrounding the sensor, including a housing with a chamber that is filled with a reference electrolyte and compressed air, wherein the reference electrolyte is in electrolytic contact with a medium surrounding the chamber across a junction in particular, a diaphragm arranged in a wall of the chamber, and a pickup electrode in particular, comprising an electric conductor immersed in the reference electrolyte, wherein the reference half-cell has a measuring device capable of generating an electrical signal that can be traced back to the pressure in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Paul, Jörg Uhle, Michael Hanko, Frederick J. Kohlmann, Aaron Osland
  • Patent number: 10705044
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an inline sensor arrangement and a method for bringing an inline sensor arrangement into service, where the inline sensor arrangement includes a sensor embodied to produce and to output a measurement signal correlated with the measured variable, and where the sensor has at least one sterile sensor element for contact with the measured medium and at least one housing, which surrounds the sensor element and encloses the sensor element in a chamber sealed from an environment of the housing. The method includes performing a heat sterilization of at least one part of the inline sensor arrangement comprising a housing exterior of the housing, opening the housing after terminating the heat sterilization, and bringing the sensor element into contact with the measured medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Angela Eubisch, Anne Heymann
  • 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