Patents by Inventor Robert Heimann

Robert Heimann 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: 10642897
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining relationships between objects in a meta-model semantic network is described. A contextual network graph comprising nodes and edges representing semantic objects and semantic relationships is generated from a meta-model of business objects from the meta-model semantic network. The contextual network graph is used to generate a unique identifier for each node and associated edge. The unique identifiers are used to compute information of cost and energy between the nodes. The information is stored in a meta-model semantic network database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: SAP SE, intelligent views gmbh
    Inventors: Robert Heidasch, Stefan Scheidl, Michael Neumann, Matthias Kaiser, Stephan Brand, Nico Licht, Archim Heimann, Klaus Reichenberger, Steffen Moldaner
  • Publication number: 20170073598
    Abstract: A fertilizer/soil conditioner or a fuel source material is formed by processing animal waste by-products through the use of a rotary biomass dryer system. The animal waste by-product includes without limitation manure obtained from cattle or swine; feed lot bedding, poultry litter, a digestate of animal waste by-products obtained from an anaerobic digester, municipal waste, waste meat renderings, waste meat, or a mixture thereof. The processed material may comprise a higher amount of ash and a lower amount of volatile material than the animal waste by-product. The processed material may be stored as a powder or processed into pellets, logs, pucks, briquettes or another convenient shape form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Enginuity Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Heimann, Allison Talley
  • Publication number: 20130276363
    Abstract: A method of processing a biomass fuel compact is provided that includes combining a composition of combustible biomass materials, comminuting the composition of biomass materials, drying the biomass adding an adhesive to the biomass materials to form a composite biomass, the adhesive having a starch and a hydroxide, forming the composite biomass into a shapeform, and heat treating the composite biomass before or after producing the shapeform at a base temperature sufficient to break O-H bonds, the base temperature being below a mean torrefication temperature of the composite biomass such that torrefaction of a substantial portion of the biomass materials does not occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Enginuity Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Heimann
  • Publication number: 20120204482
    Abstract: A method of processing a biomass fuel compact is provided that includes combining a composition of combustible biomass materials, comminuting the composition of biomass materials, adding an adhesive to the biomass materials to form a composite biomass, the adhesive having a starch and a hydroxide, forming the composite biomass into a shapeform, and heat treating the composite biomass shapeform at a base temperature sufficient to break O—H bonds, the base temperature being below a mean torrefication temperature of the composite biomass such that torrefaction of a substantial portion of the biomass materials does not occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Enginuity Worldwide, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Heimann
  • Publication number: 20110191256
    Abstract: A system and method for energy use is provided that includes a sustainability campus of co-located facilities, with associated facilities such as an energy development center, a source, and a processing or collection facility. The sustainability campus incorporates design principles and processes to decrease environmental impact per unit energy usage, increase waste reuse within the sustainability campus, and increase the receipt of financial credits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Enginuity Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Sayre, Robert Heimann, Nancy Heimann
  • Publication number: 20110119997
    Abstract: A method of processing a biomass fuel compact is provided by the present disclosure that includes comprising combining a composition of combustible biomass materials, comminuting the composition of biomass materials, drying the comminuted composition of biomass materials, and adding an adhesive to the biomass materials, the adhesive comprising a starch and a hydroxide. Further additives are also provided, which include a silicate, a viscosity agent, a preservative, and a BTU additive. The composite biomass is processed into a shapeform, and then the shapeform is partitioned into individual pieces that are compatible with existing powerplants. In one form, the processing is performed at lower temperatures such that an endothermic reaction of the biomass materials and adhesive results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Enginuity Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Heimann, Chad Sayre, Nancy Heimann
  • Publication number: 20110119996
    Abstract: A biomass fuel compact is provided by the present disclosure that includes a body having a combustible biomass composition and an adhesive additive. The adhesive additive includes a starch and a hydroxide. Further additives may also be provided, which include a silicate additive, a viscosity additive, a preservative, and a BTU additive, wherein each of the silicate additive, the viscosity additive, the preservative, and the BTU additive are combustible materials. Various geometries and compositions for the biomass fuel compact are also provided by the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Enginuity Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Heimann, Chad Sayre, Nancy Heimann
  • Patent number: 7002447
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: CTS Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Patent number: 6985067
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: CTS Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Patent number: 6985068
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: CTS Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20050194262
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a process for forming a deposit on the surface of a metallic or conductive surface. The process employs an electrolytic process to deposit a silicate containing coating or film upon a metallic or conductive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Heimann, Branko Popov, Bruce Flint, Nancy Heimann, Ravi Chandran, William Dalton
  • Publication number: 20050040930
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20050040929
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20050035843
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Patent number: 6828898
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: CTS Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20040196137
    Abstract: A resistor card for a fuel level sensor has improved resistance to corrosion and wear. The resistor card has a substrate with a resistive layer and a conductive layer. A nickel layer covers the conductive layer. A nickel-gold alloy layer covers the nickel layer. The nickel-gold alloy layer protects the conductive layer from sulfur corrosion and improves wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Ronald Dedert, Robert Heimann, Craig Hoffman, Kevin Kurtz
  • Patent number: 4870814
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for manufacturing corrosion resistant cable. In the process, a corrosion resistant, organic based, alkyl silicate-zinc coating solution is applied to wire as the wire is twisted into cable. The solution dries on the wire in air, leaving an inorganic silicate-zinc coating on the wire. The cable is then coated with a plastic. The process is particularly useful for manufacturing brake cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Orscheln Co.
    Inventors: Tharayil Chacko, Wayne Soucie, Elroy J. Tauer, Robert Heimann