Patents by Inventor Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier 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: 10505349
    Abstract: A device or component thereof is provided for generation, transmission, distribution and/or use of electrical energy. In at least one insulation space formed within the device, there is a current-conducting component. The insulation space includes a dielectric insulation medium that surrounds the current-conducting component. This insulation medium includes a) at least one organofluorine compound selected from the group consisting of fluoroketones, fluoronitriles, and mixtures thereof and b) a carrier gas comprising at least one component selected from the group consisting of air, an air component, CO2, or a mixture of these components. The device includes at least one gas seal for sealing of the at least one insulation space from a further space. The gas seal includes butyl rubber as seal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Anna Di-Gianni, Denis Tehlar, Patrick Meier, Pia Aschwanden, Rico Gasparini
  • Patent number: 10332659
    Abstract: Method of producing a high voltage electrical insulation, in that (i) an ultra-violet radiation as well as thermally curable composition, comprising at least one UV-curable and heat-curable epoxy resin, at least one cationic photo-initiator and at least one cationic thermal-initiator, is provided, and that (ii) ultraviolet radiation as well as heat is applied to the curable composition in any desired sequence for a time long enough until complete curing of the curable composition is obtained and products obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Anna Di Gianni, Lars E. Schmidt, Patrick Meier, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10250021
    Abstract: A high-voltage DC cable joint including a multi-wall layered construction having individual concentrically arranged layers. The joint includes, from inside to outside, an inner conductive rubber layer, a field grading rubber layer made from a predetermined tailored formulation, an insulating rubber layer and an outer conductive rubber layer. The field grading rubber layer separates and interconnects the conductive rubber layers, and wherein the rubber layers are cross-linked by a by-product-free manufacturing method. The cable joint is preferably made from platinum cured rubbers by moulding process steps. In a preferred embodiment the cable joint is made by injection moulding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NKT HV Cables GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Meier, Spiros Tzavalas, Thomas Christen, Alexey Sokolov, Jan Van-Loon, Xavier Kornmann
  • Publication number: 20180006439
    Abstract: A high-voltage DC cable joint including a multi-wall layered construction having individual concentrically arranged layers. The joint includes, from inside to outside, an inner conductive rubber layer, a field grading rubber layer made from a predetermined tailored formulation, an insulating rubber layer and an outer conductive rubber layer. The field grading rubber layer separates and interconnects the conductive rubber layers, and wherein the rubber layers are cross-linked by a by-product-free manufacturing method. The cable joint is preferably made from platinum cured rubbers by moulding process steps. In a preferred embodiment the cable joint is made by injection moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick MEIER, Spiros TZAVALAS, Thomas CHRISTEN, Alexey SOKOLOV, Jan VAN-LOON, Xavier KORNMANN
  • Patent number: 9764353
    Abstract: A method of producing a layer of a UV-cured silicone rubber composition on a substrate surface, including applying a primer composition to the substrate surface and hardening the primer composition followed by applying a UV-curable silicone rubber composition, and UV-curing the curable silicone rubber composition. At least one UV-sensitive crosslinking catalyst selected from compounds which initiate and promote curing of UV-curable silicone rubber compositions, is added to the silicone primer composition in any desired sequence before, during or after hardening of the silicone primer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Jan Van Loon, Marco Schneider, Patrick Meier, Xavier Kornmann
  • Publication number: 20170264631
    Abstract: A control device for a network and vulnerability scanner for testing a computer system for the presence of security vulnerabilities includes: a first interface for selecting a test profile which comprises parameter data that define a test of the computer system, wherein the parameter data include a user's administrative login data for the computer system; and a second interface for transmitting the parameter data of the test profile to the network and vulnerability scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Markus EGGERT, Patrick MEIER, Daniel HAUENSTEIN
  • Patent number: 9238313
    Abstract: A mold for molding a UV cured article in an inner volume thereof, the mold including a mold wall surrounding the inner volume, the mold including a UV-transparent polymer and UV radiation deflecting particles immersed in or adhered to a surface of the mold wall. Also provided is an apparatus including the mold and a process for molding a UV cured article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ABB RESEARCH LTD
    Inventors: Marco Schneider, Patrick Meier, Xavier Kornmann
  • Publication number: 20140329023
    Abstract: Method of producing a high voltage electrical insulation, in that (i) an ultra-violet radiation as well as thermally curable composition, comprising at least one UV-curable and heat-curable epoxy resin, at least one cationic photo-initiator and at least one cationic thermal-initiator, is provided, and that (ii) ultraviolet radiation as well as heat is applied to the curable composition in any desired sequence for a time long enough until complete curing of the curable composition is obtained and products obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ABB RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Anna Di Gianni, Lars E. Schmidt, Patrick Meier, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 8662428
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for detaching a frozen charge from an inner wall of a grinding pipe of a tube mill such as is used for grinding. The method includes controlling a driving device of the grinding pipe to detach a frozen charge from an inner wall of the grinding pipe, which driving device is operable to apply a driving torque to the grinding pipe. Controlling the driving device includes varying the driving torque applied to the grinding pipe around a predetermined reference level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Robert Keller, Patrick Meier
  • Publication number: 20130288062
    Abstract: A method of producing a layer of a UV-cured silicone rubber composition on a substrate surface, including applying a primer composition to the substrate surface and hardening the primer composition followed by applying a UV-curable silicone rubber composition, and UV-curing the curable silicone rubber composition. At least one UV-sensitive crosslinking catalyst selected from compounds which initiate and promote curing of UV-curable silicone rubber compositions, is added to the silicone primer composition in any desired sequence before, during or after hardening of the silicone primer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Jan VAN LOON, Marco SCHNEIDER, Patrick MEIER, Xavier KORNMANN
  • Publication number: 20130001338
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for detaching a frozen charge from an inner wall of a grinding pipe of a tube mill such as is used for grinding. The method includes controlling a driving device of the grinding pipe to detach a frozen charge from an inner wall of the grinding pipe, which driving device is operable to apply a driving torque to the grinding pipe. Controlling the driving device includes varying the driving torque applied to the grinding pipe around a predetermined reference level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Robert Keller, Patrick Meier
  • Publication number: 20100032188
    Abstract: An electric insulator including an electric insulation and a semiconducting layer forming on an outermost surface of the insulator that faces the environment surrounding the electric insulator. The semiconducting layer includes a polymer matrix. Particles of a material confer a semiconducting character to the layer. The particles are dispersed in the matrix. The particles include nanostructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick Meier, Stephen Clifford, Tommaso Auletta
  • Publication number: 20100032187
    Abstract: An electrical insulating composition that can be used in high voltage applications. The electrically insulating composition includes silicone rubber and has improved hydrophobic stability over other silicone rubbers. The material is particularly suited to be used in high voltage (>1 kV) composite insulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: ABB Research Ltd.,
    Inventors: Xiavier Kornmann, Henrik Hillborg, Patrick Meier, Andrej Krivda
  • Publication number: 20100018750
    Abstract: A curable epoxy resin composition is provided. The composition includes at least one diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) and at least one diglycidyl ether of bisphenol F (DGEBF) as epoxy resins, in which the weight ratio of DGEBA:DGEBF is within the range of about 15:85 to 45:55; (ii) an anhydride hardener; (iii) and at least one plasticizer. The composition can additionally include a catalyst, at least one filler material and/or further additives. The dynamic complex viscosity value (?*) of the composition is within the range of 0.1 to 20 Pa┬Ěs. The present disclosure also provides a process for making the composition and electrical articles including an electrical insulation system made from the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: ABB Research Ltd
    Inventors: Stephane SCHAAL, Patricia Gonzalez, Cherif Ghoul, Jens Rocks, Francisco Arauzo, Patrick Meier
  • Publication number: 20080179077
    Abstract: The bushing has a conductor and a core surrounding the conductor. The core comprises a sheet-like spacer, wherein the spacer contains filler particles. The bushing can be a resin-impregnated graded bushing impregnated with an electrically insulating matrix material. The spacer may comprise paper, in particular creped paper. The filler particles can be electrically insulating or semiconductive particles. An increased thermal conductivity of the core can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: ABB Research Ltd
    Inventors: Andrej Krivda, Vincent Tilliette, Jens Rocks, Henrik Hillborg, Olof Hjortstam, Leopold Ritzer, Patrick Meier
  • Publication number: 20050004270
    Abstract: Curable epoxy resin composition comprising a polyepoxide; an anhydride hardener; a 1-substituted imidazole as catalyst; at least a diol in an amount of from 5 to 50 phr of said polyepoxide; a filler in an amount of from 200 to 600 phr of said polyepoxide and optionally additives. It shows improved crack resistance properties. An improved process for the fabrication of thermoset articles is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Applicant: ABB T & D Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jens Rocks, Patrick Meier, Helmuth Leskosek, Oliver Claus, Uwe Kaltenborn
  • Patent number: 6236169
    Abstract: A supply circuit for a fluorescent tube installation with a high-voltage transformer (T) which is connected, input-end, to a supply voltage with a frequency of several hundred Hz, and which is formed without an air gap. To replace the air gap in the transformer, an electronic regulator (EST) is nonetheless used in the supply circuit, which emulates the current-limiting function of an air gap. The frequency of the supply voltage is between 300 and 800 Hz, preferably 400 Hz. As these frequencies are higher than the usual network frequency of 50/60 Hz, the size and weight of the transformer can be considerably reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Amteca AG
    Inventors: Heinz Burtscher, Alfred Hug, Patrick Meier, Roman Moser
  • Patent number: RE47077
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for detaching a frozen charge from an inner wall of a grinding pipe of a tube mill such as is used for grinding. The method includes controlling a driving device of the grinding pipe to detach a frozen charge from an inner wall of the grinding pipe, which driving device is operable to apply a driving torque to the grinding pipe. Controlling the driving device includes varying the driving torque applied to the grinding pipe around a predetermined reference level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Robert Keller, Patrick Meier