Patents by Inventor Michael Philipps

Michael Philipps 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: 20220214671
    Abstract: In order to provide a method for analysing quality deficiencies of workpieces, preferably vehicle bodies and/or vehicle attachment parts, in particular after and/or whilst passing through a production process in industrial-method plants, preferably after and/or whilst passing through a painting process in painting plants, by means of which method quality deficiencies can be avoided and/or by means of which method quality deficiency causes in the production process can be determined, avoided and/or remedied, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the method comprises the following steps: creating a workpiece-specific data set, uniquely assigned to a workpiece, at the start of a production process, in particular at the start of a painting process and/or creating a workpiece-carrier-specific data set, uniquely assigned to a workpiece carrier, at the start of a production process, in particular at the start of a painting process; supplementing the workpiece-specific data set while a workpiece is
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Alt, Jan-Philipp Schuh, Ralf Schurer, Markus Hummel, Jens Berner, Jens H├Ącker, Thomas Hezel, Frank Herre, Michael Zabel, Dietmar Wieland, Philipp Oetinger, Robin Heim
  • Publication number: 20210354184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a product with a spatially structured surface from a semi-finished product, a semi-finished product required for this purpose and a product produced in this way. The method is characterized in that a patterned target bending location is produced in the semi-finished product, and in that the semi-finished product is then subjected to a pressure over its surface, which is dosed in such a way that the pressure causes a plastic deformation of the semi-finished product along the target bending location, so that a product with a spatially structured surface is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas UMMENHOFER, Michael Philipp RZEPECKI
  • Patent number: 10288508
    Abstract: The pressure sensor of the invention includes at least one platform, at least one measuring membrane 30, and a transducer, wherein the measuring membrane comprises a semiconductor material, wherein the measuring membrane, enclosing a pressure chamber, is secured on the platform, wherein the measuring membrane is contactable with at least one pressure and is elastically deformable in a pressure-dependent manner, wherein the transducer provides an electrical signal dependent on deformation of the measuring membrane, wherein the platform has a membrane bed, on which the measuring membrane lies in the case of overload, in order to support the measuring membrane, wherein the membrane bed 21 has a glass layer 20, whose surface faces the measuring membrane and forms a wall of the pressure chamber, wherein the surface of the glass layer has a contour, which is suitable for supporting the measuring membrane 30 in the case of overload, characterized in that the contour of the membrane bed 21 is obtainable by a sagging
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO.KG
    Inventors: Timo Kober, Michael Philipps, Dieter Stolze, Anh Tuan Tham, Roland Werthschutzky
  • Patent number: 10101231
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a sensor body with a sensor chamber in the interior, at least a first separating membrane, forming a first separating membrane chamber connected with the sensor body. A measuring membrane divides the sensor chamber into two chamber portions. A pressure transfer liquid, with which the first separating membrane chamber, the first chamber portion and a channel therebetween are filled, in order to transfer a pressure to the measuring membrane; wherein the pressure sensor is specified for a temperature range between a minimum temperature and a maximum temperature, as well as for a pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO.KG
    Inventors: Anh Tuan Tham, Rafael Teipen, Michael Philipps
  • Patent number: 9625335
    Abstract: A pressure measuring cell includes at least one ceramic measuring membrane body; and at least one ceramic platform, wherein the measuring membrane body is connected with the platform along an annular, peripheral joint. The joint is formed as a welded connection between the measuring membrane body and the platform, wherein the measuring membrane body has a pressure-dependently deformable measuring membrane. A pressure sensor includes a pressure measuring cell and a housing, wherein the pressure measuring cell is held by the housing, and wherein the pressure measuring cell closes a housing opening, through which the pressure measuring cell communicates with an environment of the housing. A seal is clamped between a sealing surface surrounding the opening of the housing and a sealing surface of the pressure measuring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Andrea Berlinger, Ulfert Drewes, Michael Philipps, Andreas Rossberg, Elke Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170074735
    Abstract: The pressure sensor of the invention includes at least one platform, at least one measuring membrane 30, and a transducer, wherein the measuring membrane comprises a semiconductor material, wherein the measuring membrane, enclosing a pressure chamber, is secured on the platform, wherein the measuring membrane is contactable with at least one pressure and is elastically deformable in a pressure-dependent manner, wherein the transducer provides an electrical signal dependent on deformation of the measuring membrane, wherein the platform has a membrane bed, on which the measuring membrane lies in the case of overload, in order to support the measuring membrane, wherein the membrane bed 21 has a glass layer 20, whose surface faces the measuring membrane and forms a wall of the pressure chamber, wherein the surface of the glass layer has a contour, which is suitable for supporting the measuring membrane 30 in the case of overload, characterized in that the contour of the membrane bed 21 is obtainable by a sagging
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: ENDRESS+HAUSER GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: TIMO KOBER, MICHAEL PHILIPPS, DIETER STOLZE, ANH TUAN THAM, ROLAND WERTHSCHUTZKY
  • Patent number: 9136662
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a connection between two ceramic parts comprises: providing a first ceramic part and a second ceramic part; providing an active hard solder, or active braze, on at least one surface section of at least one of the ceramic parts; and heating the active hard solder, or active braze, in a vacuum soldering, brazing process. The entire active hard solder, or active braze, for connecting the first and second ceramic parts is provided in such a manner that at least one surface section of at least one of the ceramic parts, preferably both ceramic parts, is coated by means of gas phase deposition of the alloy of the active hard solder, or active braze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Rossberg, Michael Philipps, Frank Hegner, Ulfert Drewes, Jorg Muller, Marco Doms
  • Patent number: 8794077
    Abstract: A pressure sensor, comprising: a monocrystalline membrane body, which includes a measuring membrane and an edge region surrounding the measuring membrane. The edge region has a greater material thickness than the measuring membrane and the edge region has a first mounting surface, whose surface normal is given by a first principal crystal axis. A monocrystalline substrate, which, with respect to crystal structure, comprises the same semiconductor material as the membrane body, the substrate has a second mounting surface, whose surface normal extends parallel to the first principal crystal axis. The membrane body is tightly connected to the substrate by joining the first mounting surface to the second mounting surface. The orientations of other principal crystal axes of the membrane body and the substrate are, in each case, oriented parallel relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Philipps
  • Patent number: 8789424
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing measuring transducers, especially pressure or pressure difference measuring transducers, in which a high degree of quality, safety and accuracy of measurement is achievable with little logistical and manufacturing effort. The measuring transducer has a memory readable and writable via an associated RFID interface, and at least one sensor for registering a physical, measured variable and for transducing such into an electrical variable, wherein the sensor is equipped with sensor electronics, which serves to condition the electrical variable into an electrical measurement signal dependent on the measured variable, and which is equipped with an RFID transponder, via which the sensor is supplied with energy, and via which measurement signals can be read out wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Mayr, Michael Philipps, Matthias Altendorf
  • Publication number: 20130327151
    Abstract: A pressure measuring cell includes at least one ceramic measuring membrane body; and at least one ceramic platform, wherein the measuring membrane body is connected with the platform along an annular, peripheral joint. The joint is formed as a welded connection between the measuring membrane body and the platform, wherein the measuring membrane body has a pressure-dependently deformable measuring membrane. A pressure sensor includes a pressure measuring cell and a housing, wherein the pressure measuring cell is held by the housing, and wherein the pressure measuring cell closes a housing opening, through which the pressure measuring cell communicates with an environment of the housing. A seal is clamped between a sealing surface surrounding the opening of the housing and a sealing surface of the pressure measuring cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Endress _ Hauser GmbH + Co, KG
    Inventors: Andrea Berlinger, Ulfert Drewes, Michael Philipps, Andreas Rossberg, Elke Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8522625
    Abstract: A flow measuring arrangement for measuring flow through a measuring tube comprises at least one constriction located in the measuring tube, which effects a reduction of a volume through which a medium flows; at least one deflectable membrane applied to said constriction, wherein deflection of the membrane effects a change of a volume through which medium flows in the measuring tube; a pressure measuring system connected to the measuring tube for measuring pressure (?p, p); measuring electronics, which determines flow based on the measured pressure (?p, p); an apparatus for producing a time variable deflection of the membrane and a diagnostic system, which determines an affect of said deflections of the membrane on the measured pressure (?p, p), and which diagnoses the flow measuring arrangement based on the deflections and determined effects thereof on the measured pressure (?p, p).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Philipps
  • Publication number: 20130213138
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a connection between two ceramic parts comprises: providing a first ceramic part and a second ceramic part; providing an active hard solder, or active braze, on at least one surface section of at least one of the ceramic parts; and heating the active hard solder, or active braze, in a vacuum soldering, brazing process. The entire active hard solder, or active braze, for connecting the first and second ceramic parts is provided in such a manner that at least one surface section of at least one of the ceramic parts, preferably both ceramic parts, is coated by means of gas phase deposition of the alloy of the active hard solder, or active braze.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser
    Inventors: Andreas Rossberg, Michael Philipps, Frank Hegner, Ulfert Drewes, Jorg Muller, Marco Doms
  • Patent number: 8402836
    Abstract: A pressure difference measuring cell for registering pressure difference between a first pressure and a second pressure, comprises: an elastic measuring arrangement having at least one measuring membrane, or diaphragm, that comprises silicon; a platform, which is pressure-tightly connected with the elastic measuring arrangement; a first hydraulic path for transferring a first pressure onto a first surface section of the elastic measuring arrangement; and a second hydraulic path for transferring a second pressure onto a second surface section of the elastic measuring arrangement. The first pressure opposes the second pressure, and the elastic deflection of the measuring arrangement is a measure for the difference between the first and the second pressure, wherein the pressure difference measuring cell has additionally at least one hydraulic throttle, characterized in that the at least one hydraulic throttle comprises porous silicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dannhauer, Michael Philipps, Friedrich Schwabe, Dieter Stolze, Anh Tuan Tham
  • Patent number: 8380463
    Abstract: An apparatus having at least one sensor for registering at least one chemical and/or physical, process variable, and at least one modularly constructed, measuring transducer circuit, which has at least one sensor unit, which ascertains a measured variable from the process variable registered by the sensor and supplies the sensor with energy as needed, and at least one application specific, signal processing unit for ascertaining a measured value of the measured variable, wherein a conditioned output signal is provided between the sensor unit and the application specific, signal processing unit, wherein the application specific, signal processing unit is exchangeably embodied, and wherein, as a function of a predeterminable accuracy of measurement with which the apparatus ascertains the measured values, a plurality of different types of application specific, signal processing units are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Philipps
  • Publication number: 20120279310
    Abstract: The pressure sensor of the invention includes at least one platform, at least one measuring membrane 30, and a transducer, wherein the measuring membrane comprises a semiconductor material, wherein the measuring membrane, enclosing a pressure chamber, is secured on the platform, wherein the measuring membrane is contactable with at least one pressure and is elastically deformable in a pressure-dependent manner, wherein the transducer provides an electrical signal dependent on deformation of the measuring membrane, wherein the platform has a membrane bed, on which the measuring membrane lies in the case of overload, in order to support the measuring membrane, wherein the membrane bed 21 has a glass layer 20, whose surface faces the measuring membrane and forms a wall of the pressure chamber, wherein the surface of the glass layer has a contour, which is suitable for supporting the measuring membrane 30 in the case of overload, characterized in that the contour of the membrane bed 21 is obtainable by a sagging
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Timo Kober, Michael Philipps, Dieter Stolze, Anh Tuan Tham, Roland Werthschutzky
  • Publication number: 20120265455
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a sensor body with a sensor chamber in the interior, at least a first separating membrane, forming a first separating membrane chamber connected with the sensor body. A measuring membrane divides the sensor chamber into two chamber portions. A pressure transfer liquid, with which the first separating membrane chamber, the first chamber portion and a channel therebetween are filled, in order to transfer a pressure to the measuring membrane; wherein the pressure sensor is specified for a temperature range between a minimum temperature and a maximum temperature, as well as for a pressure range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG Haupstr. 1
    Inventors: Anh Tuan Tham, Rafael Teipen, Michael Philipps
  • Patent number: 8276457
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a hydraulic path filled with a pressure transfer liquid and a pressure transducer having a pressure sensitive deformation body. The hydraulic path includes a channel which extends from a pressure input opening at least to the deformation body, wherein the pressure input opening is spaced a separation distance from the deformation body, and wherein pressure on the deformation body deviates from pressure at the pressure input opening by the difference of the hydrostatic pressure of the pressure transfer liquid between the pressure input opening and the deformation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co., KG
    Inventor: Michael Philipps
  • Publication number: 20120125193
    Abstract: A pressure transfer device comprises a hydraulic path, which is formed by a duct, which extends through a solid body arrangement from a pressure source to a pressure sink, wherein the pressure source comprises a separating diaphragm chamber, which communicates with the duct, and which is sealed with a flexible isolating diaphragm, wherein the isolating diaphragm is contactable with a pressure to be transferred, wherein the pressure sink comprises a sealed sink chamber, which communicates with the duct, wherein the separating diaphragm chamber, the duct and the pressure sink chamber are filled with a pressure transfer liquid, wherein the pressure transfer liquid has according to the invention a magnetically changeable viscosity, and wherein the pressure transfer means further comprises in at least one section of the hydraulic path at least one magnet for influencing the viscosity of the pressure transfer liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael PHILIPPS
  • Publication number: 20120017690
    Abstract: A pressure sensor, comprising: a monocrystalline membrane body, which includes a measuring membrane and an edge region surrounding the measuring membrane. The edge region has a greater material thickness than the measuring membrane and the edge region has a first mounting surface, whose surface normal is given by a first principal crystal axis. A monocrystalline substrate, which, with respect to crystal structure, comprises the same semiconductor material as the membrane body, the substrate has a second mounting surface, whose surface normal extends parallel to the first principal crystal axis. The membrane body is tightly connected to the substrate by joining the first mounting surface to the second mounting surface. The orientations of other principal crystal axes of the membrane body and the substrate are, in each case, oriented parallel relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Philipps
  • Patent number: 8069729
    Abstract: A pressure measuring device for measuring and/or monitoring the pressure of a measured medium. The pressure measuring device includes a sensor housing and a measurement transmitter, wherein assigned to the sensor housing is a pressure measuring cell with a pressure sensitive measuring element. Assigned to the pressure measuring cell is a temperature sensor, and assigned to the measurement transmitter is a control/evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dannhauer, Michael Philipps