Patents by Inventor Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger 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: 20200106105
    Abstract: A method of forming a metal oxy-fluoride surface on lithium metal oxide cathode material particles is disclosed. Such a metal oxy-fluoride surface may help to prevent lithium metal oxide cathode active materials from reacting with water, thus enabling aqueous processing of cathodes made from such materials in the manufacture of lithium batteries. Such a method may also reduce lithium battery manufacturing costs and time by substituting water for currently-used organic solvents that are expensive and require special handling and disposal. Such a method may also reduce the cost of lithium metal oxide cathode active materials as the requirements for moisture-free manufacture, storage, and processing will be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lei Cheng, Saravanan Kuppan, Sondra Hellstrom, Michael Metzger, Yiqing Huang, Tristan Palmer, Hany Basam Eitouni
  • Patent number: 10605210
    Abstract: A filter housing has a first housing part with a first rim section and a second housing part with a second rim section. The housing parts can be joined and separated from each other in axial mounting direction and define a housing interior for a filter element provided with a circumferentially extending sealing element. The first and second rim sections form a receiving area in which the sealing element is seal-tightly clamped radially between the first and second rim sections when the housing parts are joined in the mounted state. A snap connecting device axially braces the first and second housing parts relative to each other. The snap connecting device is formed integrally on the first and second housing parts such that a clamping force applied by the first and second rim sections on the sealing element in radial direction is decoupled from the snap connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Andreas Weber, Michael Metzger, Bernhard Gau, Naihe Shen, Calogero Colletto, Achim Janner
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190368897
    Abstract: A wireless system for determining the displacement of spinning components of a differential assembly, including a differential case having a hollow interior space; a differential assembly having an actuator including an electromagnet having a coil, a spinning component selectively engaged with a differential gear arrangement and at least one sensor assembly non-rotatably mounted to the differential case including at least one sensor communicatively coupled to a printed circuit board, a transmitter and a power source. The sensor assembly extends axially and radially within the differential case and at least one sensor is configured to directly sense the axial displacement of the spinning component and the sensor assembly is configured generate a signal representing the axial displacement of the spinning component into a signal that is wirelessly transmitted to a receiver positioned outside the differential case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Z. Creech, Justin S. Davis, Seth A. Metzger, Anne M. Adamczyk
  • Publication number: 20190358571
    Abstract: A method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part in which the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, and a compensation space connected to the casting chamber for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 10480462
    Abstract: An air filter housing for intake air of an internal combustion engine has a housing pot having a housing wall and a receiving opening. The receiving opening is delimited circumferentially by a free rim section of the housing wall. Through the receiving opening, an air filter element with circumferential radial sealing element is insertable into the housing pot and a housing cover closes off the housing pot. The radial sealing element, when the air filter element is inserted into the housing pot, projects radially outwardly past the free rim section and seals housing cover and housing pot relative to each other. The housing pot is provided externally with a stop that limits axial deformation of the radial sealing element relative to the free rim section of the housing wall when the housing cover is placed onto the housing pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Metzger
  • Publication number: 20190337194
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sealed circuit card assembly includes disposing a circuit card assembly within a volume defined by a housing and at least partially filling the volume with a curable liquid such that the curable liquid encapsulates at least a circuit card. The method may also include curing the curable liquid to form a potted circuit card assembly and, after at least partially filling the volume with the curable liquid and after curing the curable liquid, vacuum impregnating the potted circuit card assembly with a sealant to seal any exposed interfaces or cracks to form the sealed circuit card assembly. Accordingly, the sealed circuit card assembly may include a first cured material encapsulating the circuit card of the circuit card assembly and a second cured material disposed within, for example, a porosity of the first cured material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Metzger, James M. Martin, JR., Paul L. Summers
  • Patent number: 10429245
    Abstract: An optical system comprising a randomizer that has a plurality of randomly positioned scatterers for scattering and thereby randomizing light to generate a speckle pattern and a detector for detecting the speckle pattern to determine at least one property of the light and/or change in at least one property of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
    Inventors: Kishan Dholakia, Michael Mazilu, Klaus Metzger
  • Patent number: 10422660
    Abstract: A wireless system for determining the displacement of spinning components of a differential assembly, including a differential case having a hollow interior space; a differential assembly having an actuator including an electromagnet having a coil, a spinning component selectively engaged with a differential gear arrangement and at least one sensor assembly non-rotatably mounted to the differential case including at least one sensor communicatively coupled to a printed circuit board, a transmitter and a power source. The sensor assembly extends axially and radially within the differential case and at least one sensor is-configured to directly sense the axial displacement of the spinning component and the sensor assembly is configured generate a signal representing the axial displacement of the spinning component into a signal that is wirelessly transmitted to a receiver positioned outside the differential case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dana Automotive Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Z. Creech, Justin S. Davis, Seth A. Metzger, Anne M. Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 10399256
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sealed circuit card assembly includes disposing a circuit card assembly within a volume defined by a housing and at least partially filling the volume with a curable liquid such that the curable liquid encapsulates at least a circuit card. The method may also include curing the curable liquid to form a potted circuit card assembly and, after at least partially filling the volume with the curable liquid and after curing the curable liquid, vacuum impregnating the potted circuit card assembly with a sealant to seal any exposed interfaces or cracks to form the sealed circuit card assembly. Accordingly, the sealed circuit card assembly may include a first cured material encapsulating the circuit card of the circuit card assembly and a second cured material disposed within, for example, a porosity of the first cured material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Metzger, James M. Martin, Jr., Paul L. Summers
  • Patent number: 10315143
    Abstract: A method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part in which the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, and a compensation space connected to the casting chamber for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Publication number: 20190167282
    Abstract: A method of preparing a knee joint for a prosthesis in a patient includes mating a patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface of a femoral alignment guide onto a corresponding three-dimensional femoral joint surface of the patient. The patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface is preoperatively configured from medical scans of the knee joint of the patient. First and second holes are drilled into an anterior portion of the femoral joint surface through corresponding first and second guiding apertures of the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Keith R. Berend, Michael Berend, Adolph V. Lombardi, JR., Lance Dean Perry, Ryan John Schoenefeld
  • Patent number: 10304989
    Abstract: Methods for growing and using large-grain templates are provided. According to an aspect of the invention, a method includes depositing a small-grain layer of a semiconductor material; treating the small-grain layer such that the small-grain layer becomes a large-grain layer; and growing an epitaxial layer of the semiconductor material on the large-grain layer. A ratio of an average grain size of the small-grain layer to a thickness of the small-grain layer is less than 1.0, and a ratio of an average grain size of the large-grain layer to a thickness of the large-grain layer is greater than 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: David Scott Albin, Wyatt Keith Metzger, James Michael Burst, Eric Michael Colegrove, Joel Nathan Duenow
  • Publication number: 20180301901
    Abstract: A method for computer-supported control of the power in an electrical power supply network, including a plurality of nodes which are connected to one another via power lines, each containing a first energy generator and/or a second energy generator and/or an energy consumer is provided. A power estimation is provided for each node, which is composed of an estimation of the future load of the energy consumer and an estimation of the future power of the second regenerative energy generator in the respective node. Fluctuations of a first type of the power estimations for the respective nodes are permitted in a first predetermined tolerance region, and fluctuations of a second type of the power estimations are permitted in a second predetermined tolerance region. The fluctuations of the first type are compensated by primary balancing power and the fluctuations of the second type are compensated by secondary balancing power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Ulrich Münz, Philipp Wolfrum
  • Patent number: 10033193
    Abstract: A method for the closed-loop control of a voltage in a distribution network that supplies nodes with voltage via mains power lines. A node, which recognizes that the local voltage of the distribution network present at the node lies above or below a permissible supply voltage range, switches from slave mode to master mode and in the master mode regulates the local voltage that is present, by drawing or supplying reactive power in order to reach the permissible supply voltage range. The node then indicates this to other nodes of the distribution network that are in slave mode by modulating an indication signal pattern onto the reactive power being drawn or supplied by the node. The signal pattern has a signal parameter which is proportional to the amplitude of the reactive power that is drawn or supplied by the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Michael Bernhard Buhl, Michael Metzger, Rudolf Sollacher
  • Patent number: 9979191
    Abstract: A novel power allocation method, as early as in the procurement of electricity, takes account of network congestion and simultaneously enables logical and physical separation of network control and power allocation. An allocation component and a network monitoring component separately from one another detect tasks relating to the allocation of power and via predetermined interfaces exchange information or intermediate states relating to the allocation before the allocation is actually implemented for power control. This enables adaptive power control of power sources and consumer units and the flexible implementation of a plurality of requirements of a modern power distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Silvio Becher, Dagmar Beyer, Jan-Gregor Fischer, Clemens Hoffmann, Steffen Lamparter, Michael Metzger
  • Patent number: 9887545
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electrical energy distribution network in which electrical power is provided via network nodes connected via power lines is provided. A portion of the network nodes are controllable network nodes with respective local controllers, and at least a portion of the controllable network nodes are energy generators. The energy distribution network is coupled to an energy transmission network at a point of common coupling and provides electrical power to the energy transmission network at the point of common coupling. The electrical power originates from the controllable network nodes. A central controller communicates with the local controllers and the energy transmission network. The central controller controls the energy distribution network with the aid of the communication with the local controllers and the energy transmission network such that at the point of common coupling, primary control power and short-circuit power are kept available for the energy transmission network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Michael Metzger, Markus Reischböck, Andrei Szabo
  • Patent number: 9859708
    Abstract: A method for signaling and controlling in a power grid coupling a plurality of actuators for providing power signals is provided. At a first actuator, a voltage problem is detected, a communication signal is generated based on the detected voltage problem, and the generated communication signal is transmitted over the power grid. At a second actuator, the transmitted communication signal is received, a control action is generated based on the received communication signal and the generated control action is transmitted over the power grid towards the first actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Bernhard Buhl, Michael Metzger, Sebastian Nielebock, Rudolf Sollacher, Andrei Szabo
  • Publication number: 20170335806
    Abstract: A filter housing has a first housing part with a first rim section and a second housing part with a second rim section. The housing parts can be joined and separated from each other in axial mounting direction and define a housing interior for a filter element provided with a circumferentially extending sealing element. The first and second rim sections form a receiving area in which the sealing element is seal-tightly clamped radially between the first and second rim sections when the housing parts are joined in the mounted state. A snap connecting device axially braces the first and second housing parts relative to each other. The snap connecting device is formed integrally on the first and second housing parts such that a clamping force applied by the first and second rim sections on the sealing element in radial direction is decoupled from the snap connecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Andreas Weber, Michael Metzger, Bernhard Gau, Naihe Shen, Calogero Colletto, Achim Janner
  • Patent number: RE47174
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter unit for filtering gaseous fluids, comprising a filter insert part with a filter medium and a sealing element, said element being clamped between sealing struts on parts of the filter housing. The clamping force produced by the sealing struts that lie opposite one another runs at least approximately perpendicularly to the mounting direction of the housing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Jessberger, Michael Metzger, Arthur Sudermann, Guenter Goerg, Markus Hanselmann, Frank Pfeiffer, Bjoern Schmid, Joerg Maier