Patents by Inventor Thomas Dietz

Thomas Dietz 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: 20190319880
    Abstract: A method operates a software defined network that has a number of data plane elements having flow table entries that define forwarding functions of the data plane elements; and at least one control plane element for programming the forwarding functions of the data plane elements by instructing the data plane elements to install appropriate flow table entries. The method includes: obtaining, by the data plane elements, flow table entry installation time information and making this information available directly or indirectly to the at least one control plane element; and using, by the at least one control plane element, the flow table entry installation time information for deciding on which of the data plane elements to install a particular flow table entry and/or when to transmit an instruction to one or more of the data plane elements to install a particular flow table entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Fabian Schneider, Alessio Silvestro, Thomas Dietz
  • Patent number: 10389623
    Abstract: A packet data network includes a flow-based programmable network device. The flow-based programmable network device includes a data plane having a plurality of input and output ports, a control interface and forwarding rules that map packets received on one of the input ports to one of the output ports based on a packet matching a rule in the forwarding rules. A controller entity is configured to program the flow-based programmable network device via the control interface. The flow-based programmable network device has a connection via the data plane to at least one delegated entity which is a network device configured to process network traffic on behalf of the flow-based programmable network device in a transparent manner from a perspective of the controller entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roberto Bifulco, Thomas Dietz, Stavros Konstantaras
  • Patent number: 10358426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substituted 2-[2-halogenalkyl-4-(phenoxy)-phenyl]-1-[1,2,4]triazol-1-yl-ethanol compounds of formula I as defined in the description, and the N-oxides, and salts thereof, their preparation and intermediates for preparing them. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds for combating harmful fungi and seed coated with at least one such compound and also to compositions comprising at least one such compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Agro B.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Dietz, Richard Riggs, Nadege Boudet, Jan Klaas Lohmann, Ian Robert Craig, Egon Haden, Erica May Cambeis, Bernd Mueller, Wassilios Grammenos, Thomas Grote
  • Patent number: 10006169
    Abstract: Process for the delignification and bleaching of pulp, comprising a first bleaching stage with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a molybdate or tungstate in an acidic aqueous mixture; subsequent to the first bleaching stage, a second bleaching stage with hydrogen peroxide in an alkaline aqueous mixture; and, subsequent to the second bleaching stage, a third bleaching stage with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a molybdate or tungstate in an acidic aqueous mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Dietz, Bernd Hopf, Ralf Grimmer, Sigrid Wegmann, Verena Illhardt
  • Patent number: 10009267
    Abstract: A method for controlling an underlying physical network by a software defined network includes providing a physical network that comprises routers for routing data traffic on a data communication plane, providing a software defined network that comprises at least one controller and at least one feature on a control plane for controlling the data forwarding elements of the physical network, communicating, by the data forwarding elements of the data communication plane, with the controller of the control plane on a dedicated control channel, communicating, by the controller, with the at least one feature on a dedicated feature channel in the control plane, and exchanging, via the data communication plane, at least a portion of the data traffic in the control plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nico D'Heureuse, Peer Hasselmeyer, Thomas Dietz, Fabian Schneider, Marcus Schoeller, Sibylle Schaller
  • Patent number: 9479435
    Abstract: A method for supporting transport of data packets in a network, wherein the data packets are transmitted from a source node to a destination node by employing a tunnel from a first tunnel endpoint to a second tunnel endpoint, wherein a tunnel header is added to the data packets at the first tunnel endpoint, wherein the data packets are transmitted between the tunnel endpoints via a network domain that includes one or more intermediate nodes functioning as transport network, and wherein the intermediate nodes forward the data packets, is characterized in that the tunnel is provided in the form of a virtual tunnel by removing the tunnel header from the data packets where the data packets enter the network domain and adding back the tunnel header to the data packets where the data packets exit the network domain. A corresponding system for supporting transport of data packets is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Kolbe, Andreas Kunz, Thomas Dietz, Surendran Palanimuthu
  • Publication number: 20160298294
    Abstract: Process for delignifying and bleaching pulp Process for the delignification and bleaching of pulp, comprising a first bleaching stage with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a molybdate or tungstate in an acidic aqueous mixture; subsequent to the first bleaching stage, a second bleaching stage with hydrogen peroxide in an alkaline aqueous mixture; and, subsequent to the second bleaching stage, a third bleaching stage with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a molybdate or tungstate in an acidic aqueous mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas DIETZ, Bernd HOPF, Ralf GRIMMER, Sigrid WEGMANN, Verena ILLHARDT
  • Publication number: 20160043941
    Abstract: A method for controlling an underlying physical network by a software defined network includes providing a physical network that comprises routers for routing data traffic on a data communication plane, providing a software defined network that comprises at least one controller and at least one feature on a control plane for controlling the data forwarding elements of the physical network, communicating, by the data forwarding elements of the data communication plane, with the controller of the control plane on a dedicated control channel, communicating, by the controller, with the at least one feature on a dedicated feature channel in the control plane, and exchanging, via the data communication plane, at least a portion of the data traffic in the control plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Nico D'Heureuse, Peer Hasselmeyer, Thomas Dietz, Fabian Schneider, Marcus Schoeller, Sibylle Schaller
  • Publication number: 20160020998
    Abstract: A packet data network includes a flow-based programmable network device. The flow-based programmable network device includes a data plane having a plurality of input and output ports, a control interface and forwarding rules that map packets received on one of the input ports to one of the output ports based on a packet matching a rule in the forwarding rules. A controller entity is configured to program the flow-based programmable network device via the control interface. The flow-based programmable network device has a connection via the data plane to at least one delegated entity which is a network device configured to process network traffic on behalf of the flow-based programmable network device in a transparent manner from a perspective of the controller entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Roberto BIFULCO, Thomas Dietz, Stavros Konstantaras
  • Publication number: 20150007951
    Abstract: In a delignification of pulp with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by molybdate, molybdate can be recovered by contacting the molybdate-containing aqueous solution at a pH in the range from 2 to 7 with a carrier material comprising a sheet silicate been ion-exchanged with a quaternary ammonium salt and subsequent flotation without a surfactant having to be added for flotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Industries AG
    Inventors: Thomas Dietz, Bernd Hopf, Ralf Grimmer
  • Patent number: 8920251
    Abstract: An amusement ride has a retaining structure and at least one platform that is connected in an articulated manner to retaining elements which hold the at least one platform on the retaining structure. The retaining elements are cables which are under tensile stress during operation of the amusement ride. The cables have an effective length and the effective length of the cables is variable. Cable winches disposed on the retaining structure are provided that wind the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Dietz, Andreas Pott, Gino De-Gol, Alexander Verf
  • Publication number: 20140247830
    Abstract: A method for supporting transport of data packets in a network, wherein the data packets are transmitted from a source node to a destination node by employing a tunnel from a first tunnel endpoint to a second tunnel endpoint, wherein a tunnel header is added to the data packets at the first tunnel endpoint, wherein the data packets are transmitted between the tunnel endpoints via a network domain that includes one or more intermediate nodes functioning as transport network, and wherein the intermediate nodes forward the data packets, is characterized in that the tunnel is provided in the form of a virtual tunnel by removing the tunnel header from the data packets where the data packets enter the network domain and adding back the tunnel header to the data packets where the data packets exit the network domain. A corresponding system for supporting transport of data packets is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Kolbe, Andreas Kunz, Thomas Dietz, Surendran Palanimuthu
  • Patent number: 8660054
    Abstract: A method for supporting distribution of warning messages, is characterized in that an NGN (Next Generation Network) infrastructure is employed for distribution, wherein the infrastructure includes a plurality of network elements including endpoints, wherein a hierarchical architecture is defined for the network elements, wherein groups of network elements including endpoints with specific characteristics are defined, wherein each of the network elements provides its group membership information to at least one higher-tier network element, and wherein at least one group warning controller is provided that, upon receiving a request from a source node, generates a warning message for one or more target groups and forwards the warning message to lower-tier network elements of the respective target group or groups towards endpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Europe Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Kolbe, Thomas Dietz, Marcus Brunner
  • Publication number: 20140047018
    Abstract: For allowing a reliable and high performance of a network, a method for operating a network is described, wherein the network includes a server and at least one client for communication with the server, an application computation or operation will be performed by the server and the result of the application computation or operation will be displayed at the client. The method is characterized in that a network element will be provided for use by the client, wherein the network element performs at least one application computation or operation on behalf of the server. Further, a corresponding network for carrying out the above mentioned method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NEC Europe, LTD
    Inventors: Mischa Schmidt, Martin Stiemerling, Thomas Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140016476
    Abstract: A method for operating a flow-based switching system in a network, including at least one network node designed to transport incoming network packets, in particular a switch (20) or a router, wherein the incoming network packets are matched to flows according to predefined policies, wherein a dynamic flow table (40)—primary flow table (50)—containing information about the flows' properties is computed inside the network node or externally and stored in a memory of the network node, is characterized in that another dynamic flow table (40)—backup flow table (60)—is computed and maintained in parallel, wherein the backup flow table (60) is more coarse grained than the primary flow table (50), and wherein the network node switches between employing the primary flow table (50) or the backup flow table (60) depending on the status of predefined observables. Furthermore, a corresponding flow-based switching system is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NEC EUROPE LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Dietz, Nico D'Heureuse, Hans-Joerg Kolbe
  • Patent number: 8568558
    Abstract: The delignification and bleaching of chemical pulp by a bleaching stage, in which the chemical pulp is reacted first with chlorine dioxide and, after reaction of the chlorine dioxide, is further reacted without intermediate washing with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a molybdate or tungstate, permits the production of chemical pulp having a whiteness of at least 89.5%, having improved stability to yellowing and reduced oxidative damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Dietz
  • Patent number: 8545673
    Abstract: Process for recovering molybdate or tungstate from an aqueous solution, in which molybdate or tungstate is bound to a water-insoluble, cationized inorganic carrier material from the aqueous solution at a pH in the range from 2 to 6, the laden carrier material is separated off and the bound molybdate or tungstate is liberated once again into aqueous solution at a pH in the range from 6 to 14. The process is suitable for recovering molybdate or tungstate in the delignification of pulp with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of molybdate or tungstate as catalyst. The recovered molybdate or tungstate can be recycled to the delignification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Dietz, Hans Ulrich Süss
  • Patent number: 8401807
    Abstract: A method for energy consumption monitoring in an ICT environment, wherein the ICT environment (1) includes a multitude of energy consuming components (2, 3), at least partly the components (2, 3) being instrumented with elements for energy consumption monitoring and/or having assigned specific energy consumption models that derive one or more energy metrics for the respective component (2, 3) from the component's (2, 3) current performance metrics, is characterized in the steps of ascertaining changes of and/or related to the ICT environment (1) via an energy consumption monitoring controller (7), performing an assessment of available energy consumption monitoring techniques both instrumentation-based and model-based, based on the result of the assessment selecting one or more energy consumption monitoring techniques that best satisfy the change of the ICT environment (1) according to predefined policies. Furthermore, a corresponding monitoring system is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Europe Ltd.
    Inventors: Jurgen Quittek, Thomas Dietz, Dominique Dudkowski, Jochen Schramm
  • Publication number: 20120305208
    Abstract: Process for recovering molybdate or tungstate from an aqueous solution, in which molybdate or tungstate is bound to a water-insoluble, cationized inorganic carrier material from the aqueous solution at a pH in the range from 2 to 6, the laden carrier material is separated off and the bound molybdate or tungstate is liberated once again into aqueous solution at a pH in the range from 6 to 14. The process is suitable for recovering molybdate or tungstate in the delignification of pulp with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of molybdate or tungstate as catalyst. The recovered molybdate or tungstate can be recycled to the delignification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Dietz, Hans Ulrich Süss
  • Patent number: 8277765
    Abstract: Process for recovering molybdate or tungstate from an aqueous solution, in which molybdate or tungstate is bound to a water-insoluble, cationized inorganic carrier material from the aqueous solution at a pH in the range from 2 to 6, the laden carrier material is separated off and the bound molybdate or tungstate is liberated once again into aqueous solution at a pH in the range from 6 to 14. The process is suitable for recovering molybdate or tungstate in the delignification of pulp with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of molybdate or tungstate as catalyst. The recovered molybdate or tungstate can be recycled to the delignification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Dietz, Hans Ulrich Süss