Patents by Inventor Siegfried Mueller

Siegfried Mueller 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: 10090651
    Abstract: A mounting frame for a switchgear cabinet or a rack includes mounting pieces which are arranged, as corner pieces, in the four corner sections of a rectangle or square that extends in an x-y plane, the mounting pieces being produced in a respective shaping process and having outer first and second mounting faces which extend in the x direction and in the y direction at a right angle thereto and which extend in a space direction z at a right angle to the x-y plane, and are provided with hollow spaces which are at least partially surrounded by wall parts and/or bores that are oriented in the z direction. The mounting frame further includes intermediate elements which extend between the mounting pieces in the x direction and in the y direction and the end sections of which are fastened to the mounting pieces. The mounting pieces have wall sections which extend in parallel to the x-y plane, thus making assembly easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dennis Broemstrup, Siegfried Boehme, Heiko Holighaus, Matthias Mueller, Michael Schnakenberg
  • Publication number: 20170288938
    Abstract: Gateway device (100), adapted to couple a first network with a second network, comprising: a first network interface device (102) coupled by a first interface to a first network and having a second interface; a second network interface device (104) coupled by a first interface with the second network and having a second interface; a network coupling device (103) adapted to transmit in a first status no data from the second interface of the second network interface device (104) to the second interface of the first network interface device (102) on the physical layer and adapted to transmit in a second status data from the second interface of the first network interface device (102) to the second interface of the second network interface device (104); wherein said network coupling device (103) includes a switching device (126, 128) coupled to a conductor (130, 134) coupling the second interface of the first network interface device (102) and second network interface device (104); wherein the switching device (1
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Siegfried Müller
  • Patent number: 9733264
    Abstract: A method is described for supplying consumables to an automated analyzer by providing at least one reagent and at least one solid consumable from a supply module which is docked to the analyzer, followed by undocking the supply module from the analyzer and removing it therefrom. Also described is a respective system and a supply module for supplying consumables to an automated analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Knecht, Siegfried Mueller, Markus Rinderknecht
  • Patent number: 9458799
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle internal combustion engine that has an exhaust tract with an exhaust gas purification unit acting catalytically and/or by filtration with which combustion air supplemented by exhaust gas diverging from the exhaust tract is fed to the combustion chambers of the internal combustion engine by exhaust gas branching off from the exhaust tract at a total exhaust gas recirculation rate. The total exhaust gas recirculation rate has a low-pressure proportion diverging downstream from the exhaust gas purification unit and a high-pressure proportion diverging upstream from an exhaust gas turbocharger turbine arranged in the exhaust tract. An essentially decreasing low pressure proportion is set with at least approximately the same operating points of the internal combustion engine with an increasing operating period of the exhaust gas purification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Ortwin Balthes, Berthold Keppeler, Siegfried Mueller
  • Patent number: 9383378
    Abstract: A method is described for distributing samples within an automated analyzer from a linear arrangement of sample vessels to a processing plate in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement wherein samples are sorted, followed by transfer with a pipetting device with a linear arrangement to a processing vessel in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement and subsequent processing of samples using a second pipetting device which has a two-dimensional n×m arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Frank, Andreas Gisler, Robert Huesler, Rolf Knobel, Siegfried Mueller, Urs Schnieper, Heinz Trueeb
  • Patent number: 9383379
    Abstract: A method is described for distributing samples within an automated analyzer from a linear arrangement of sample vessels to a processing plate in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement wherein samples are sorted, followed by transfer with a pipetting device with a linear arrangement to a processing vessel in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement and subsequent processing of samples using a second pipetting device which has a two-dimensional n×m arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Frank, Andreas Gisler, Robert Huesler, Rolf Knobel, Siegfried Mueller, Urs Schnieper, Heinz Trueeb
  • Patent number: 9157356
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle diesel engine having an exhaust emission control system is provided. The emission control system includes an oxidation catalytic converter, a particle filter, and an SCR catalytic converter, in which the exhaust gas that is discharged from the diesel engine is passed through the oxidation catalytic converter before passing through the particle filter and the SCR catalytic converter. A regeneration of the particle filter with thermal soot burn-off is occasionally carried out, during which the diesel engine is operated at an air-fuel ratio having a lambda value (?) of at least approximately 1.0, and air is added to the exhaust gas after it exits the oxidation catalytic converter and before it enters the particle filter air, so that soot deposited on the particle filter is burnt-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Ortwin Balthes, Thomas Beckmann, Berthold Keppeler, Siegfried Mueller
  • Patent number: 9119892
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for cleaning and disinfection of textiles and the air from viruses, bacteria and spores, and also for purifying from dust, pollen, odors, etc. in which the employment of water and various other cleaning agents and disinfectants as well is not required includes a lock or chamberin which living beings are able to stay, and piece-goods and textiles, etc. are able to be treated as well. Therein, airborne aerosols (droplets, particles, dust) as well as aerosols and microbes, respectively, adhering to the clothing or body and to the product, respectively, are to be treated. The basic principle shall also be applicable to rooms (e.g. waiting rooms) or stables and under cleanroom conditions as well. Various aspects of the invention include plasma generation, producing an ion current from the plasma, ozone generation and activation, sterilization, oxidation and decomposition of gaseous components, and separation of microbes and aerosols and decomposition thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut fuer Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.
    Inventors: Siegfried Mueller, Rolf-Juergen Zahn, Wolfgang Reich, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Kirsten Anklam, Diana Neudeck, Tila Krueger, Norman Mleczko, Torsten Koburger, Ivonne Harfenstein
  • Publication number: 20150113662
    Abstract: A backup device (100) is adapted to conduct a backup of a control device (200), with an interface (104), which may be coupled with the control device (200); a transmission unit (102), adapted to read data from the control device (200) via the interface (104) and/or write data to the control device (200) via the interface (104); a memory unit (108, 116), adapted to store the data read from the control device (104); a backup control unit (102) adapted to instruct the transmission unit (102), to read at least part of a program memory (208) of the control device (200) as first program backup data (120), and to instruct the memory unit (108, 116) to store the first program backup data (120) in a non-volatile way, wherein the backup control unit (102) is further adapted to instruct the transmission unit (202) to read at least part of a program memory (208) of the control device (200) as further program backup data (122, 122a); a comparison unit (102) adapted to compare the first program backup data (120) and the fu
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MB connect line GmbH Fernwartungssysteme
    Inventor: Siegfried Müller
  • Publication number: 20150093834
    Abstract: A method is described for supplying consumables to an automated analyzer by providing at least one reagent and at least one solid consumable from a supply module which is docked to the analyzer, followed by undocking the supply module from the analyzer and removing it therefrom. Also described is a respective system and a supply module for supplying consumables to an automated analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Urs Knecht, Siegfried Mueller, Markus Rinderknecht
  • Publication number: 20150050185
    Abstract: A method is described for distributing samples within an automated analyzer from a linear arrangement of sample vessels to a processing plate in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement wherein samples are sorted, followed by transfer with a pipetting device with a linear arrangement to a processing vessel in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement and subsequent processing of samples using a second pipetting device which has a two-dimensional n×m arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Frank, Andreas Gisler, Robert Huesler, Rolf Knobel, Siegfried Mueller, Urs Schnieper, Heinz Trueeb
  • Publication number: 20150037896
    Abstract: A method is described for distributing samples within an automated analyzer from a linear arrangement of sample vessels to a processing plate in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement wherein samples are sorted, followed by transfer with a pipetting device with a linear arrangement to a processing vessel in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement and subsequent processing of samples using a second pipetting device which has a two-dimensional n×m arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Frank, Andreas Gisler, Robert Huesler, Rolf Knobel, Siegfried Mueller, Urs Schnieper, Heinz Trueeb
  • Patent number: 8772036
    Abstract: A method is described for distributing samples within an automated analyzer from a linear arrangement of sample vessels to a processing plate in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement wherein samples are sorted, followed by transfer with a pipetting device with a linear arrangement to a processing vessel in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement and subsequent processing of samples using a second pipetting device which has a two-dimensional n×m arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Frank, Andreas Gisler, Robert Huesler, Rolf Knobel, Siegfried Mueller, Urs Schnieper, Heinz Trueeb
  • Publication number: 20140109554
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle diesel engine having an exhaust emission control system is provided. The emission control system includes an oxidation catalytic converter, a particle filter, and an SCR catalytic converter, in which the exhaust gas that is discharged from the diesel engine is passed through the oxidation catalytic converter before passing through the particle filter and the SCR catalytic converter. A regeneration of the particle filter with thermal soot burn-off is occasionally carried out, during which the diesel engine is operated at an air-fuel ratio having a lambda value (?) of at least approximately 1.0, and air is added to the exhaust gas after it exits the oxidation catalytic converter and before it enters the particle filter air, so that soot deposited on the particle filter is burnt-off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Ortwin Balthes, Thomas Beckmann, Berthold Keppeler, Siegfried Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140041367
    Abstract: An operating method is provided for a motor vehicle diesel engine having an exhaust emission control system that includes a three-way catalytic converter and an SCR catalytic converter situated one behind the other in the flow direction of the exhaust gas. The diesel engine is operated, at least intermittently, with an air-fuel ratio of approximately ?=1.0 in a first operating range in which the SCR catalytic converter falls below a predefinable minimum temperature and with excess air that is typical for normal diesel engine operation in a second operating range in which the SCR catalytic converter exceeds the predefinable minimum temperature. An output signal of an exhaust gas sensor situated downstream from the three-way catalytic converter and which is correlated with a NOx concentration of the exhaust gas is used to set the air-fuel ratio in the first operating range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Ortwin Balthes, Berthold Keppeler, Siegfried Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120164735
    Abstract: A method is described for distributing samples within an automated analyzer from a linear arrangement of sample vessels to a processing plate in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement wherein samples are sorted, followed by transfer with a pipetting device with a linear arrangement to a processing vessel in a two-dimensional n×m arrangement and subsequent processing of samples using a second pipetting device which has a two-dimensional n×m arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Frank, Andreas Gisler, Robert Huesler, Rolf Knobel, Siegfried Mueller, Urs Schnieper, Heinz Trueeb
  • Publication number: 20120111359
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for cleaning and disinfection of textiles and the air from viruses, bacteria and spores, and also for purifying from dust, pollen, odors, etc. in which the employment of water and various other cleaning agents and disinfectants as well is not required includes a lock or chamberin which living beings are able to stay, and piece-goods and textiles, etc. are able to be treated as well. Therein, airborne aerosols (droplets, particles, dust) as well as aerosols and microbes, respectively, adhering to the clothing or body and to the product, respectively, are to be treated. The basic principle shall also be applicable to rooms (e.g. waiting rooms) or stables and under cleanroom conditions as well. Various aspects of the invention include plasma generation, producing an ion current from the plasma, ozone generation and activation, sterilization, oxidation and decomposition of gaseous components, and separation of microbes and aerosols and decomposition thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Leibniz-Institut Fuer Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.
    Inventors: Siegfried Mueller, Rolf-Juergen Zahn, Wolfgang Reich, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Kirsten Anklam, Diana Neudeck, Tila Krueger, Norman Mleczko, Torsten Koburger, Ivonne Harfenstein
  • Patent number: 7931879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the automated handling of a fluid biological sample in an analytical instrument. Furthermore, the invention provides containers as well as instruments and systems suitable for the automated handling and processing of the fluid biological sample and discloses production methods for the manufacture of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alessandro D'Amore, Siegfried Mueller
  • Patent number: 7546893
    Abstract: Describe is a front wall module for a motor vehicle. The front wall module forms at least one area of a front wall that defines the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle. The front wall module contains functional units, such as the fan for ventilating the passenger compartment or the like. The front wall module has a capping piece that is connected to two longitudinal beams of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Rahmstorf, Lydia Creutz, Eric Schaetzel, Siegfried Müller, Klaus Vornhof
  • Publication number: 20070017927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the automated handling of a fluid biological sample in an analytical instrument. This method comprises providing on an analytical instrument a container having a cup portion held in a receptacle and having an opening as well as a cap portion comprising a cover closing said opening and being permanently attached to one side of said cup portion and a handling head. During automated operation, the handling head approaches said container to a side of said container having a closure by which said cover is vertically and reversibly fixed for closing said opening and horizontally asserts pressure on said closure to release said cover from said vertical and reversible fixation, and optionally raising said cover by raising said handling head to open said cup portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alessandro D'Amore, Siegfried Mueller