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: 20170282106
    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: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Publication number: 20170265554
    Abstract: A head garment that can be inflated for use in resting or sleeping. The head garment includes a head covering, an opening, an inner layer and an outer layer. An interior space is formed in-between the inner layer and the outer layer. The head garment includes an elongated aperture sized to receive an inflatable insert. The inflatable insert includes a valve. The head garment also includes a second aperture sized to receive a stem of the valve. When the inflatable insert is in an inflated state, it substantially fills the entire interior space of the head garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Joshua Michael Metzger Woodle
  • Patent number: 9751088
    Abstract: The rotational speed of the drum of an ore mill may be controlled variably over time. By rotating the drum during a first time interval at high speed, especially hard or dense particles are broken up by tumbling. At the same time, the discharge characteristics of the mill are adversely affected. In a subsequent second time interval, the drum is rotated at a slower speed, and the material is discharged more effectively, whereas the tumbling movement inside the mill is not achieved. The combination of said different modes of operation within short time periods in continuous operation may improve both the comminution as a result of a tumbling motion of the material and also the discharge of the ground material. By regulating the rotational speed with different target values within short time windows, different requirements for the movement behavior of the material to be ground and for the discharge characteristics of the ground material can be simultaneously optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Harald Held, Michael Metzger, Florian Steinke
  • Publication number: 20170175685
    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: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Metzger
  • Patent number: 9630131
    Abstract: For a method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part, wherein the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, a compensation space connected to the casting chamber is provided for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 9618546
    Abstract: A method for improving the usability of photovoltaic installations (PV installations) by taking account of shading information of adjacent PV installations for forecasting the power output by a relevant PV installation is provided. In particular, cloud movements and cloud shapes are taken into account. This improves the accuracy of the forecast. Here, it is advantageous that short-term forecasts in relation to e.g. the next 15 minutes are possible and a substitute energy source can be activated accordingly, in good time, prior to a dip in the power output by the PV installation. The invention can be used e.g. in the field of renewable energies, PV installations or smart grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Ralph Grothmann, Kai Heesche, Clemens Hoffmann, Michael Metzger
  • Patent number: 9486809
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for operating a mill at continuous input and output mass flows, and to the mill, wherein a process model based on power balance equations and mass balance equations is used. Characteristic process variables can be measured in a simple manner outside the mill. Characteristic process variables which are still not known can be ascertained by means of inserting the measured values into a respective power balance equation, assuming that the other process variables are in each case known or are insignificant. On this basis, the mill can be actuated in an optimum manner in order to provide a high output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Harald Held, Michael Metzger, Florian Steinke
  • Publication number: 20160218506
    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: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Michael Metzger, Markus Reischböck, Andrei Szabo
  • Patent number: 9388569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bridge-like supporting structure made of fireproof ceramic stones, wherein two outer, end bearing stones have a largely horizontal step on the inner side of the outer, end bearing stones and a keystone arranged between the two bearing stones has at least one corresponding step on the two outer sides of the keystone. By means of said structure, thermal expansions can be better compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: REFRACTORY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Harald Kerschbaum
  • Publication number: 20160172856
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Bernhard Buhl, Michael Metzger, Sebastian Nielebock, Rudolf Sollacher, Andrei Szabo
  • Patent number: 9321054
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for receiving characteristic data of a mill including a rotating mill sleeve having rotor coils and a stator having stator coils, wherein oscillations of the mill sleeve are transmitted to stator coils and/or measurement coils on the stator. The assembly may include stator coil(s) configured to tap power supply induction voltages to detect oscillations of the mill sleeve, wherein the stator coil(s) and/or measurement coil(s) designed to tap induction voltages are positioned in a sector of the mill sleeve in which large oscillations are expected based on the scale of the mill sleeve. Further, a method includes determining the induction voltage induced on stator coil(s) and/or measurement coil(s) by tapping at least one stator coil power supply and/or by tapping at least one measurement coil, and deriving status variable(s) of a milling method that reflect the fill level status in the sector of the respective coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Harald Held, Michael Metzger, Florian Steinke
  • Publication number: 20150340865
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: JOACHIM BAMBERGER, SILVIO BECHER, DAGMAR BEYER, JAN-GREGOR FISCHER, CLEMENS HOFFMANN, STEFFEN LAMPARTER, MICHAEL METZGER
  • Publication number: 20150286973
    Abstract: A network with a plurality of subnetworks has at least two subnetworks each distributing different resources. The resources of each of the subnetworks are selected from fossil fuel, electrical energy, water, heat and cold. The subnetworks have a plurality of resource processing units, at least a portion of which are transforming units that couple the subnetworks together and transform the resources of one or more subnetworks into one or more other resources of one or more other subnetworks. At least a portion of the resource processing units are resource consumption units and/or resource provision units. At least one agent is assigned to each of the resource processing units and the agents are networked together in such a manner that each agent is able to communicate with other agents in the network. The resources are distributed in the network at least partially based on monetary transactions negotiated between the agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Silvio Becher, Michael Metzger, Jochen Schäfer, Rudolf Sollacher
  • Publication number: 20150145332
    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: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberger, Michael Bernhard Buhl, Michael Metzger, Rudolf Sollacher
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150020489
    Abstract: For a method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part, wherein the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, a compensation space connected to the casting chamber is provided for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 8919492
    Abstract: An adsorption unit for combustion gas of an internal combustion engine has an adsorption housing having a chamber section with an inner wall. An adsorption element disposed in the adsorption housing is made of a gas-permeable adsorption medium that is formed to a hollow body and encloses an interior of the adsorption element. The hollow body has opposed open ends. A main flow passage extends through the hollow body and the combustion gas flows in main flow direction through the hollow body. The adsorption element has an exterior circumferential side facing away from the interior and delimiting together with the inner wall of the chamber section a bypass chamber surrounding the absorption element outwardly. In the main flow direction, the bypass chamber has a downstream end that is closed off and an upstream end that has at least one bypass opening that communicates with the main flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Calogero Colletto, Johannes Stuerner, Armin Ludmann
  • Publication number: 20140366478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bridge-like supporting structure made of fireproof ceramic stones, wherein two outer, end bearing stones have a largely horizontal step on the inner side of the outer, end bearing stones and a keystone arranged between the two bearing stones has at least one corresponding step on the two outer sides of the keystone. By means of said structure, thermal expansions can be better compensated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: REFRACTORY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Harald Kerschbaum
  • Patent number: RE46102
    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: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Jessberger, Michael Metzger, Arthur Sudermann, Guenter Goerg, Markus Hanselmann, Frank Pfeiffer, Bjoern Schmid, Joerg Maier
  • Patent number: D801009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Joshua Michael Metzger Woodle