Patents by Inventor Thomas Dietrich

Thomas Dietrich 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: 20210324815
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a piston for an internal combustion engine. The piston comprises a cover which at least partially covers a piston basehead of the piston. A heat-isolating air gap is formed between the cover and the piston basehead, which is fluidically connected to a combustion chamber and/or an upper side of the cover facing away from the heat-isolating air gap. The fluidic connection permits a fluid exchange to take place between the heat-isolating air gap and the combustion chamber. In this way, a pressure gradient can be reduced between the combustion chamber and the heat-isolating air gap. As a result, the cover is/can be kept thin without being deformed during combustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Malischewski, Jens Dietrich, Daniel Zülow
  • Publication number: 20210316291
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a catalyst material includes the steps of: providing a body having an open-porous foam structure and comprising at least a first metal or alloy; providing particles, each of which particles comprising at least a second metal or alloy; distributing the particles on the body; forming a structural connection between each of at least a subset of the particles and the body; and forming an oxide film on at least the subset of the particles and the body, wherein the oxide film has a catalytically active surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Lars TORKUHL, Robin KOLVENBACH, JungSuk BAE, Andreas TILLMANN, Alexandra GERSTLE, Gunnar WALTHER, Tilo BÜTTNER, Hans-Dietrich BÖHM, Bernd KIEBACK, Thomas WEISSGÄRBER, Arne BODEN
  • Patent number: 11143138
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an air inlet system for an internal combustion engine. The air inlet system has a cylinder head having an inlet channel for introducing inlet air into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine. The air inlet system has an air supply pipe piece, which is connected to the cylinder head and which at least partially forms an air supply channel, which opens in the inlet channel. The air inlet system additionally has thermal insulation, which is arranged in the air supply channel in order to reduce a heat transfer to the inlet air which flows in the air supply channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MAN TRUCK & BUS AG
    Inventors: Jens Dietrich, Thomas Malischewski, Marco Tilinski, Steffen Hirschmann
  • Publication number: 20210309949
    Abstract: A method for metering hops pellets into a fermented beer precursor in order to produce beer using a system having a metering system and a pump. Hops pellets are supplied into the system. A specified quantity of hops pellets are metered from the metering system to the pump. The specified quantity of hops pellets is supplied into a beer precursor-conducting line or a tank filled with beer precursor by the pump. The metered hops pellets are supplied into the beer precursor-conducting line or into the tank filled with the beer precursor in a pelleted and/or granulated form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas VEER, Daniel BUSSMANN, Wolf-Dietrich HERBERG, Carsten WAUBKE
  • Publication number: 20210308762
    Abstract: An open-pored metal body, which is formed having a core layer (A) consisting of Ni, Co, Fe, Cu, Ag or an alloy formed having one of said chemical elements, wherein one of said chemical elements is present in the alloy at more than 25 at %, and a gradated layer (B) is formed on surfaces of the core layer (A), said gradated layer being formed by intermetallic phase or mixed crystals of Al, and a layer (C), which is formed having aluminum oxide, is formed on the gradated layer (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicants: Alantum Europe GmbH, FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Gunnar WALTHER, Tilo BUETTNER, Hans-Dietrich BOEHM, Bernd KIEBACK, Thomas WEISSGAERBER, Arne BODEN, Rene POSS, Tillmann ANDREAS, Robin KOLVENBACH, Lars TORKUHL, Alexandra GERSTLE
  • Publication number: 20200130227
    Abstract: A method for production of a gypsum fiberboard panel, has the following method steps: production of a mixture of calcined gypsum and fibers; application of the mixture to a gas-permeable and/or air-permeable and/or liquid-permeable conveyor that continuously moves in an advancing direction, at an advancing speed; pre-compaction of the mixture; wetting of the mixture with setting water; post-compaction of the mixture; pressing the mixture to form a gypsum fiberboard panel strand; cutting the gypsum fiberboard panel strand into individual gypsum fiberboard panels; drying the gypsum fiberboard panels; and if necessary, finishing and/or coating the dried gypsum fiberboard panels; wherein for pre-compaction, the mixture is sprayed with a water mist and has a partial vacuum applied to it. Furthermore, an apparatus produces a gypsum fiberboard panel, in particular by carrying out the method, and a gypsum fiberboard panel is produced using the method and/or using the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: James Hardie Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas DIETRICH, André BLASIG, Thomas GUDERMUTH
  • Publication number: 20190200698
    Abstract: A peg insole including an integrally molded unitary foam body covered. The foam body may be covered with a cover layer, such as a stretchable fabric, on a top surface of the foam body opposite the pegs. The foam body is includes a base layer with a plurality of pegs protruding therefrom. The foam body may include a contoured shaped to comfortably fit a patient's foot including, for example, a medial support portion, a lateral support portion, and a heel cup. The peg insole may be used, for example, in a medical shoe. Also provided is a method for forming the peg insole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: DARCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: H. Darrel DARBY, II, Wu ZHANG, THOMAS DIETRICH
  • Patent number: 10261472
    Abstract: The invention relates to a striking mechanism, comprising striking hammers, gongs, each being arranged to produce a sound under the action of a hammer associated therewith, actuators for actuating the associated hammer, a striking control device, and at least one striking drive device arranged to engage with the control device. The invention further comprises at least one mechanism for striking multiples of n hours, n?2, kinematically connected to said striking drive device, said mechanism for striking multiples of n hours being arranged to actuate the hammers to strike the multiples of groups of n hours according to a specific striking when said control device has been actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: COMPLITIME SA
    Inventors: David Bernard, Florian Corneille, Thomas Dietrich, Stephen Forsey
  • Publication number: 20170277126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a striking mechanism, comprising striking hammers, gongs, each being arranged to produce a sound under the action of a hammer associated therewith, actuators for actuating the associated hammer, a striking control device, and at least one striking drive device arranged to engage with the control device. The invention further comprises at least one mechanism for striking multiples of n hours, n?2, kinematically connected to said striking drive device, said mechanism for striking multiples of n hours being arranged to actuate the hammers to strike the multiples of groups of n hours according to a specific striking when said control device has been actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: COMPLITIME SA
    Inventors: David BERNARD, Florian CORNEILLE, Thomas DIETRICH, Stephen FORSEY
  • Patent number: 7972708
    Abstract: A heat shield for shielding an object against heat and/or noise has at least one metal layer having a first and a second surface, beyond at least one of which a plurality of embossments projects. At least a part of the embossments differ from the remaining embossments in their size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Dana Automotive Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Franz Schweiggart, Thomas Dietrich-Radt, Alexander Gloeggler
  • Publication number: 20090075041
    Abstract: A heat shield for shielding an object against heat and/or noise has at least one metal layer having a first and a second surface, beyond at least one of which a plurality of embossments projects. At least a part of the embossments differ from the remaining embossments in their size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Franz Schweiggart, Thomas Dietrich-Radt, Alexander Gloeggler
  • Publication number: 20090029139
    Abstract: A heat shield for shielding an object against heat and for absorbing noise comprising two metal layers situated directly adjacent to one another. A first of the metal layers has at least one perforated area, and the second of the metal layers is provided in at least a partial area with protrusions pointing in the direction toward the first metal layer, whose apices press against the first metal layer. The heat shield according to the invention does not have any further layers in addition to the two metal layers, in particular no nonmetallic insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Franz Schweiggart, Thomas Dietrich-Radt
  • Publication number: 20060239257
    Abstract: Methods of controlling media server resources in a VoIP network are disclosed. In an embodiment, an IP node provides a service request. An application server receives the service request and sends a request for media server resources to a media server resource broker. The media server resource broker determines that the request should be handled by a first media server. The media server resource broker queries the first media server to obtain an IP address and port number for use in establishing a call between the IP node and the first media server. The media server resource broker then provides a signal to the IP Node so that it can establishing the call with the appropriate port on the media server. In an embodiment, the media server resource broker updates a database module that tracks assignment levels of the first media server so as to reflect the most recent request, thus decreasing the number of ports available for the first media server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Barbara Banner, Thomas Dietrich, Jay Dobin, Christopher Hefele, James Ibezim, James Murphy, Dominic Ricciardi, Robert Stokey
  • Publication number: 20060239249
    Abstract: Methods of managing media server resources that may be used for VoIP calls are disclosed. In an embodiment, a media server resource broker receives a request for a set of media server resources from an application server. The media server resource broker determines the service request should be handled by a first media server based on the type of request and the availability of the first media server and provides the address of the first media server to the application server. The media server resource broker updates records regarding an assignment level of the first media servers to reflect the most recent request. When the call is complete and the resources become idle, the media server resource broker can update the assignment level to reflect the increase in availability of resources in the first media server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Barbara Banner, Thomas Dietrich, Jay Dobin, Christopher Hefele, James Ibezim, Gary Munson, James Murphy, Dominic Ricciardi, Robert Stokey
  • Patent number: 6935768
    Abstract: The invention relates to a procedure and a micromixer for mixing at least two fluids. The aim of the invention is to reduce the mixing time of the micromixer compared to micromixers known to the art while maintaining high mixing quality and small structural dimensions. The inventive procedure is characterized by the following steps: a plurality of separated fluid currents of both fluids are brought together and alternately adjacent fluid lamellae of both fluids are formed: the combined fluid currents are carried away and a focused total fluid current is formed; the focused total fluid current is fed as fluid jet into an expansion chamber; and the resulting mixture is drawn off. The micromixer comprises a plurality of alternately adjacent fluid channels which open into an inlet chamber. A focusing channel is in fluid connection with said inlet chamber and opens into an expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignees: Institut fur Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Mikroglas Chemtech GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Löwe, Jōrg Schiewe, Volker Hessel, Thomas Dietrich, Andreas Freitag
  • Publication number: 20040027915
    Abstract: The invention relates to a procedure and a micromixer for mixing at least two fluids. The aim of the invention is to reduce the mixing time of the micromixer compared to micromixers known to the art while maintaining high mixing quality and small structural dimensions. The inventive procedure is characterized by the following steps: a plurality of separated fluid currents of both fluids are brought together and alternately adjacent fluid lamellae of both fluids are formed: the combined fluid currents are carried away and a focused total fluid current is formed; the focused total fluid current is fed as fluid jet into an expansion chamber; and the resulting mixture is drawn off. The micromixer comprises a plurality of alternately adjacent fluid channels (2, 3) which open into an inlet chamber (4). A focusing channel (5) is in fluid connection with said inlet chamber and opens into an expansion chamber (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Holger Lowe, Jorg Schiewe, Volker Hessel, Thomas Dietrich, Andreas Freitag
  • Publication number: 20030184745
    Abstract: A positioning device for glass microtiter plates (3) has a holding frame (1) with a support surface (2). Once introduced, the microtiter plate (3) is held in the position provided for it in the holding frame (1) by spring-like snap-in pins (5). Inwardly protruding projections (6) prevent the microtiter plate (3) from accidentally falling out of the holding frame (1). A continuous recess (7) in the area of the support surface (2) enables the microtiter plate (3) to be observed freely from both sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Holger Deppe, G?uuml;nter Brenner, Michael Schmelz, Thomas Dietrich, Dagmar Vogel
  • Patent number: 6148554
    Abstract: The device is used for accommodating a planiform advertising carrier (10) with two bars (3,4) arranged on top of each other and for keeping the advertising carrier (10) tenterable. The advertising carrier is laterally tenterable, for lateral tentering. Further the advertising carrier (10) is provided at least on one side with a tentering device which comprises a rail (20) which takes laterally hold of the advertising carrier and a tentering device (70) by means of which the rail (20) is movable for the lateral tentering of the advertising carrier, the advertising carrier (10) being held on the other side against the tentering direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventors: Thomas Dietrich, Rainer Kunze, Michael Lazar
  • Patent number: 5941001
    Abstract: Device for accommodating a planiform advertising carrier, for example an advertising carrier consisting of foil or similar material. The advertising carrier is tenterable between two bars (5, 6) whereas the bars (5, 6) are relative to each other movably accommodated by a frame (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventors: Thomas Dietrich, Rainer Kunze, Michael Lazar