Patents by Inventor Michael Specht

Michael Specht 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: 10448464
    Abstract: A microwave oven or multifunctional oven with microwave heating function. The oven includes a cavity with an open front side and a front frame enclosing at least partially a front portion of the cavity. The cavity and the front frame include metal sheet. The front frame is connected to the cavity by fixing elements. A gap is formed between the cavity and the front frame. The gap encloses at least partially the front portion of the cavity and the front frame encloses the gap. The oven includes a door covering the open front side and the gap in a closed state of the door. The gap is at least partially filled by a gasket at least part of which includes one or more materials having low heat conductivity, so that the front frame is thermally decoupled from the cavity by the part of the gasket or the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Wittmann, Trevor Specht, Tobias Schutz, Benjamin Himmelein
  • Patent number: 10102356
    Abstract: Techniques are described providing secure authentication of control commands executed on a data storage system. A pass code may be generated in accordance with criteria in response to successful two-factor authentication of a user identifier. Providing a valid generated passcode may be required with a control command in order for a data storage system to execute the control command. The control command may be one of a subset of possible control command that may be performed with respect to storage entities, such as logical devices and snapshots thereof. In another embodiment, rather than providing a pass code, the two factor authentication information and user identifier may be provided with the control command whereby successful completion of two-factor authentication of the user identifier and two factor authentication information may be required in order to execute the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Adnan Sahin, Michael Specht
  • Publication number: 20180273383
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for recovering phosphorus by thermochemical reaction of a phosphorus-containing material such as an alternative fuel, for example, in the presence of calcium-containing particles in a moving bed reactor and subsequent separation of fines enriched with phosphorus from the moving bed reactor. Furthermore, the present invention concerns the use of a recyclable material obtained by the method as a fertilizer or fertilizer additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jochen BRELLOCHS, Michael SPECHT, Ulrich ZUBERBÜHLER, Christian EDER, Christoph KORNMAYER, Benjamin KLAUSING, Martin SCHAUB
  • Patent number: 10007455
    Abstract: Masking information may be automatically determined for a host after zoning between the host and data storage system is complete. Processing may include the host sending host registration commands from host initiators. From registration information provided with the host registration commands, an initiator group may be determined for the masking view as including the initiators identified as belonging to the host. A port group may be determined as those target ports at which the host registration commands are received. A default storage group with a default device may be created. A masking view for the host may be created that includes the initiator group, the target port group and the default storage group whereby the masking view indicates that the first device is accessible or exposed, through each target port of the target port group, to each initiator of the initiator group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Subin George, Violet S. Beckett, Arieh Don, Vinay Rao, Michael Specht
  • Patent number: 9512375
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for generating a methane-containing substitute natural gas from a carbon oxide-containing input gas and also to an energy supply system equipped with such an apparatus. According to the invention, the input gas is subjected to a methanation reaction where a superstoichiometric hydrogen fraction is established in the reactant gas. The product gas of the methanation reaction is divided by gas separation into a methane-containing retentate gas, which yields the substitute natural gas, and a hydrogen-containing permeate gas. At least some of the permeate gas is returned to the input gas and admixed therein to form the reactant gas for the methanation reaction. The invention may be used, for example, for renewable energy supply systems with biomass valorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Zentrum fuer Sonnenenergie— und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Wuerttemberg
    Inventors: Bernd Stuermer, Michael Specht, Volkmar Frick, Ulrich Zuberbuehler, Sebastian Thaler
  • Publication number: 20160110373
    Abstract: A method for providing content syndication to subscribers. The method includes receiving one or more content items from a plurality of information sources. One or more tags are assigned to the one or more content items, the one or more tags indicating a taxonomy of the one or more content items. One or more keywords associated with the one or more content items and a media type of the one or more content items are identified. The one or more content items are indexed with the one or more tags, the one or more keywords, and the media type. The method further includes retrieving the one or more content items based on the one or more tags, the one or more keywords, and the media type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Steven Michael Rourke, Erich Michael Specht
  • Patent number: 9208158
    Abstract: A method for providing content syndication to subscribers including receiving one or more content items from a plurality of information sources. One or more tags are assigned to the one or more content items, the one or more tags indicating a taxonomy of the one or more content items. One or more keywords associated with the one or more content items and a media type of the one or more content items are identified. The one or more content items are indexed with the one or more tags, the one or more keywords, and the media type. The method further includes retrieving the one or more content items based on the one or more tags, the one or more keywords, and the media type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: CFE MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Steven Michael Rourke, Erich Michael Specht
  • Publication number: 20150284651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for generating a methane-containing substitute natural gas from a carbon oxide-containing input gas and also to an energy supply system equipped with such an apparatus. According to the invention, the input gas is subjected to a methanation reaction where a superstoichiometric hydrogen fraction is established in the reactant gas. The product gas of the methanation reaction is divided by gas separation into a methane-containing retentate gas, which yields the substitute natural gas, and a hydrogen-containing permeate gas. At least some of the permeate gas is returned to the input gas and admixed therein to form the reactant gas for the methanation reaction. The invention may be used, for example, for renewable energy supply systems with biomass valorization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Bernd Stuermer, Michael Specht, Volkmar Frick, Ulrich Zuberbuehler, Sebastian Thaler
  • Patent number: 9057138
    Abstract: An energy supply system is provided with an electricity generating device for regeneratively generating electrical energy that can be fed into an electricity supply grid. The energy supply system includes an electricity generating device for regeneratively generating electrical energy which can be fed into an electricity supply grid, a hydrogen generating device for generating hydrogen using electrical energy from the regenerative electricity generating device, a methanation device for converting hydrogen generated by the hydrogen generating device and a supplied carbon oxide gas into a gas containing methane, and a gas providing device for providing a supplementary gas or a replacement gas in a variably specifiable supplementary/replacement gas quality suitable for feeding into a gas supply grid with the use of the gas containing methane from the methanation device and/or the hydrogen from the hydrogen generating device. A method of operating the system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Zentrum fuer Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Wuerttemberg
    Inventors: Bernd Stuermer, Volkmar Frick, Michael Specht, Michael Sterner, Berthold Hahn, Ulrich Zuberbuehler
  • Patent number: 8961909
    Abstract: A tube bundle reactor for carrying out catalytic gas phase reactions, particularly methanation reactions, has a bundle of catalyst-filled reaction tubes through which reaction gas flows and around which heat carrier flows during operation. In the region of the catalyst filling, the reaction tubes run through at least two heat carrier zones which are separated from one another, the first of which heat carrier zones extends over the starting region of the catalyst filling. The reaction tubes each have a first reaction tube portion with a first hydraulic diameter of the catalyst filling and, downstream thereof in flow direction of the reaction gas, at least a second reaction tube portion with a second hydraulic diameter of the catalyst filling that is greater than the first hydraulic diameter of the catalyst filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
    Inventors: Manfred Lehr, Josef Dachs, Franz Egner, Rolf Bank, Bernd Stürmer, Volkmar Frick, Michael Specht
  • Patent number: 8751878
    Abstract: A technique automatically handles a failure during online data migration from a source array to a target array. While a host initially accesses data from the source array using multipath I/O software, the technique involves (i) transitioning the source array to a passive mode, and the target array to an active mode, and (ii) beginning a data transfer operation which transfers data from the source array to the target array. The technique further involves modifying the data on both the target array and the source array in response to modification commands sent to the target array from the host while the data transfer operation is ongoing. The technique further involves automatically failing back to providing access to the data from the source array in response to an event in which the target array loses communication with the source array for a predefined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Arieh Don, Ian Wigmore, Michael Specht, Steven Goldberg, Vaishali Kochavara
  • Patent number: 8600952
    Abstract: Described are techniques for processing recovery points. One or more storage objects for which data protection processing is performed are determined. The data protection processing includes copying data for each of said one or more storage objects to one or more data protection storage devices. One or more recovery points corresponding to each of said one or more storage objects are determined. For each of the one or more recovery points corresponding to each of the one or more storage objects, performing processing including determining whether said each recovery point is at least one of recoverable in accordance with recoverable criteria and restartable in accordance with restartable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Blitzer, Aviram Katz, David Barta, Michael Specht, Yaron Dar
  • Publication number: 20130287652
    Abstract: A tube bundle reactor for carrying out catalytic gas phase reactions, particularly methanation reactions, has a bundle of catalyst-filled reaction tubes through which reaction gas flows and around which heat carrier flows during operation. In the region of the catalyst filling, the reaction tubes run through at least two heat carrier zones which are separated from one another, the first of which heat carrier zones extends over the starting region of the catalyst filling. The reaction tubes each have a first reaction tube portion with a first hydraulic diameter of the catalyst filling and, downstream thereof in flow direction of the reaction gas, at least a second reaction tube portion with a second hydraulic diameter of the catalyst filling that is greater than the first hydraulic diameter of the catalyst filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Manfred Lehr, Josef Dachs, Franz Egner, Rolf Bank, Bernd Stürmer, Volkmar Frick, Michael Specht
  • Patent number: 8392753
    Abstract: A technique automatically handles a failure during online data migration from a source array to a target array. While a host initially accesses data from the source array using multipath I/O software, the technique involves (i) transitioning the source array to a passive mode, and the target array to an active mode, and (ii) beginning a data transfer operation which transfers data from the source array to the target array. The technique further involves modifying the data on both the target array and the source array in response to modification commands sent to the target array from the host while the data transfer operation is ongoing. The technique further involves automatically failing back to providing access to the data from the source array in response to an event in which the target array loses communication with the source array for a predefined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Arieh Don, Ian Wigmore, Michael Specht, Steven Goldberg, Vaishali Kochavara
  • Publication number: 20130054688
    Abstract: A method for providing content syndication to subscribers. The method includes receiving one or more content items from a plurality of information sources. One or more tags are assigned to the one or more content items, the one or more tags indicating a taxonomy of the one or more content items. One or more keywords associated with the one or more content items and a media type of the one or more content items are identified. The one or more content items are indexed with the one or more tags, the one or more keywords, and the media type. The method further includes retrieving the one or more content items based on the one or more tags, the one or more keywords, and the media type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Michael Rourke, Erich Michael Specht
  • Publication number: 20130041051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a methane-rich product gas, in which a starting gas containing hydrogen and carbon dioxide is catalytically methanated under the influence of at least one adjustatable parameter in at least two stages and at least one criterion relating to the composition of the product gas is monitored. The criterion is fulfilled under a condition influencing the method and when the condition changes, a change in the parameter setting that preserves fulfilment of the criterion is affected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SOLAR FUEL GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Zuberbuhler, Bernd Sturmer, Volkmar Frick, Michael Specht, Martin Buxbaum
  • Patent number: 8370592
    Abstract: A technique migrates data from source arrays to target arrays. The array devices operate in either active mode, passive mode, or stalled-active mode. The technique involves providing active-to-passive instructions to transition the source devices from active to passive while a host initially accesses host data from the source arrays using MPIO software (the target devices being in stalled-active mode), and monitoring whether the source devices successfully transition to passive during a predefined time period. If so, the technique involves operating the target devices in active mode and transferring data from the source devices to the target devices to enable the host to access the host data from the target arrays using the MPIO software. However, if a source device remains passive, the technique involves providing passive-to-active instructions to transition the source devices back to active to enable the host to access the host data from the source arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Specht, Steven Goldberg, Ian Wigmore, Patrick Brian Riordan, Arieh Don
  • Patent number: 8258564
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is described. The integrated circuit may comprise a multitude of floating-gate electrodes, wherein at least one of the floating-gate electrodes has a lower width and an upper width, the lower width being larger than the upper width, and wherein the at least one of the floating-gate electrodes comprises a transition metal. A corresponding manufacturing method for an integrated circuit is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Josef Willer, Franz Hofmann, Michael Specht, Christoph Friederich, Doris Keitel-Schulz, Lars Bach, Thomas Melde
  • Publication number: 20120191663
    Abstract: Described are techniques for processing recovery points. One or more storage objects for which data protection processing is performed are determined. The data protection processing includes copying data for each of said one or more storage objects to one or more data protection storage devices. One or more recovery points corresponding to each of said one or more storage objects are determined. For each of the one or more recovery points corresponding to each of the one or more storage objects, performing processing including determining whether said each recovery point is at least one of recoverable in accordance with recoverable criteria and restartable in accordance with restartable criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Aharon BLITZER, Aviram Katz, David Barta, Michael Specht, Yaron Dar
  • Patent number: 8185505
    Abstract: Described are techniques for processing recovery points. One or more storage objects for which data protection processing is performed are determined. The data protection processing includes copying data for each of said one or more storage objects to one or more data protection storage devices. One or more recovery points corresponding to each of said one or more storage objects are determined. For each of the one or more recovery points corresponding to each of the one or more storage objects, performing processing including determining whether said each recovery point is at least one of recoverable in accordance with recoverable criteria and restartable in accordance with restartable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Blitzer, Aviram Katz, David Barta, Michael Specht, Yaron Dar