Patents by Inventor Thomas Ebner

Thomas Ebner 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: 20230372986
    Abstract: A plate made of a rolled aluminum alloy and a method for producing said plate are disclosed. In order to achieve high strength values, it is proposed for the plate to have a partially recrystallized structure with a degree of recrystallization of less than 25%, wherein the non-recrystallized structure region of the structure is in the recovered state and has an average subgrain size of less than 10 ?m in the rolling direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Ebner, Stefan Pogatscher, Florian Schmid
  • Publication number: 20230178226
    Abstract: A system for validating a system for monitoring pharmaceutical operations includes at least one controller configured to perform a classification of an intervention captured by one or more image frames using a classification model, the classification model being trained with image frames of interventions assigned to at least two different classes. The at least one controller is also configured to assign a value to an individual feature of a feature set associated with the classification, the value corresponding to a contribution of the individual feature to the classification. In addition, the at least one controller is configured to generate a graphical representation of the values for the features contributing to the classification of the interventions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Christoph Köth, Martin Kleinhenn, Philipp Kainz, Andrea Maffeis, Michael Mayrhofer-Reinhartshuber, Thomas Ebner, Christina Egger
  • Patent number: 11507031
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for recovering energy in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical plant as described. The invention relates to a recovered electric power measuring system comprising at least one processor; at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and at least one receiver configured to receive data from a sensor on an electrical powerline connected to a generator of a power-recovery turbine, the power-recovery turbine located in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical process zone wherein a portion of a first process stream flows through the power-recovery turbine and generates recovered electric power as direct current, the power-recovery turbine electrically connected to a single DC to AC inverter and the output of the DC to AC inverter electrically connected to a first substation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Gregory A. Schwarzkopf, Thomas A. Ebner
  • Patent number: 11194301
    Abstract: A process for reducing pressure of a vapor stream wherein the vapor stream rotates a turbine wheel within the turbine to transmit rotational movement to an electrical generator and generate electricity. The resulting lower pressure vapor stream reduces a partial pressure of a hydrocarbon vapor or is injected into a reactor to reduce a temperature in the reactor. A recovered electric power measuring system comprises at least one processor; at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and at least one receiver configured to receive data from a sensor on an electrical powerline connected to a generator of a turbine, the turbine in fluid communication with a vapor stream wherein the turbine reduces the pressure of the vapor stream and the resulting lower pressure vapor stream is injected into a reactor to reduce a temperature in the reactor or to reduce a partial pressure of hydrocarbon vapor in the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Keith A. Couch, Donald A. Eizenga, James W. Harris, Thomas A. Ebner
  • Publication number: 20210376812
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an electroacoustic device that includes a piezoelectric material and an electrode structure that includes a first busbar and a second busbar along with electrode fingers arranged in an interdigitated manner and including a first plurality of fingers connected to the first busbar and a second plurality of fingers connected to the second busbar. The electrode structure further includes a first conductive structure disposed between each of the first plurality of fingers and disposed between the first busbar and the second plurality of fingers. The electrode structure further includes a second conductive structure disposed between each of the second plurality of fingers and disposed between the second busbar and the first plurality of fingers. The first conductive structure and the second conductive structure each have a height that is less than a height of the second plurality of fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Markus Mayer, Philipp Geselbracht, Stefan Ammann, Thomas Ebner, Manuel Sabbagh
  • Publication number: 20210344323
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an electroacoustic device that includes a piezoelectric material and an electrode structure. The electrode structure includes a first busbar and a second busbar. The electrode structure further includes a first conductive structure connected to the first busbar and a second conductive structure connected to the second busbar. The first conductive structure and the second conductive structure is disposed between the first busbar and the second busbar. The first conductive structure and the second conductive structure each include a plurality of conductive segments separated from each other and extending towards one of the first busbar or the second busbar. The electrode structure further includes electrode fingers arranged in an interdigitated manner and each connected to either the first conductive structure or the second conductive structure. The electrode fingers have a pitch that is different than a pitch of the plurality of conductive segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas EBNER, Philipp GESELBRACHT, Markus MAYER, Stefan AMMANN, Manuel SABBAGH
  • Publication number: 20210344322
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an electroacoustic device that includes a piezoelectric material and an electrode structure. The electrode structure includes a first busbar and a second busbar. The electrode structure further includes electrode fingers arranged in an interdigitated manner and including a first plurality of fingers connected to the first busbar and a second plurality of fingers connected to the second busbar. A first distance between the first busbar and the second plurality of fingers and a second distance between the second busbar and the first plurality of fingers both being less than a pitch of the electrode fingers. The electrode fingers have a central region with a first trap region and a second trap region respectively located on boundaries of the central region. A structural characteristic of the electroacoustic device is different in the first trap region and the second trap region relative to the central region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Philipp GESELBRACHT, Markus MAYER, Stefan AMMANN, Manuel SABBAGH, Thomas EBNER
  • Patent number: 10876431
    Abstract: Power recovery turbines can be used debottlenecking of an existing plant, as well as recover electric power when revamping a plant. A process for recovering energy in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical plant is described. A fluid stream having a first control valve thereon is identified. A first power-recovery turbine is installed at the location of the first control valve, and at least a portion of the first fluid stream is directed through the first power-recovery turbine to generate electric power as direct current therefrom. The electric power is then recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Thomas Ebner
  • Patent number: 10774409
    Abstract: An age-hardenable aluminum alloy on the basis of Al—Mg—Si, Al—Zn, Al—Zn—Mg or Al—Si—Mgv has precipitates caused by natural aging. The aluminum alloy has at least one alloy element, in addition to its main alloy element or in addition to its main alloy elements, which can be correlated with quenched-in empty spaces of the aluminum alloy, particularly reducing their mobility in the crystal lattice, at such a content less than 500, particularly less than 200 atomic ppm, that the aluminum alloy forms empty spaces essentially not correlated with these precipitates, in order to reduce the negative effect of natural aging of the aluminum alloy on its further artificial aging, by mobilization of these non-correlated empty spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMAG ROLLING GMBH
    Inventors: Peter J. Uggowitzer, Stefan Pogatscher, Helmut Antrekowitsch, Marion Werinos, Thomas Ebner, Carsten Melzer
  • Publication number: 20200056509
    Abstract: Power recovery turbines can be used debottlenecking of an existing plant, as well as recover electric power when revamping a plant. A process for recovering energy in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical plant is described. A fluid stream having a first control valve thereon is identified. A first power-recovery turbine is installed at the location of the first control valve, and at least a portion of the first fluid stream is directed through the first power-recovery turbine to generate electric power as direct current therefrom. The electric power is then recovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Thomas Ebner
  • Patent number: 10508568
    Abstract: Power recovery turbines can be used debottlenecking of an existing plant, as well as recover electric power when revamping a plant. A process for recovering energy in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical plant is described. A fluid stream having a first control valve thereon is identified. A first power-recovery turbine is installed at the location of the first control valve, and at least a portion of the first fluid stream is directed through the first power-recovery turbine to generate electric power as direct current therefrom. The electric power is then recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stanley Joseph Frey, Thomas Ebner
  • Publication number: 20190286072
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for recovering energy in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical plant as described. The invention relates to a recovered electric power measuring system comprising at least one processor; at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and at least one receiver configured to receive data from a sensor on an electrical powerline connected to a generator of a power-recovery turbine, the power-recovery turbine located in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical process zone wherein a portion of a first process stream flows through the power-recovery turbine and generates recovered electric power as direct current, the power-recovery turbine electrically connected to a single DC to AC inverter and the output of the DC to AC inverter electrically connected to a first substation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Gregory A. Schwarzkopf, Thomas A. Ebner
  • Publication number: 20190286081
    Abstract: A process for reducing pressure of a vapor stream wherein the vapor stream rotates a turbine wheel within the turbine to transmit rotational movement to an electrical generator and generate electricity. The resulting lower pressure vapor stream reduces a partial pressure of a hydrocarbon vapor or is injected into a reactor to reduce a temperature in the reactor. A recovered electric power measuring system comprises at least one processor; at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and at least one receiver configured to receive data from a sensor on an electrical powerline connected to a generator of a turbine, the turbine in fluid communication with a vapor stream wherein the turbine reduces the pressure of the vapor stream and the resulting lower pressure vapor stream is injected into a reactor to reduce a temperature in the reactor or to reduce a partial pressure of hydrocarbon vapor in the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Keith A. Couch, Donald A. Eizenga, James W. Harris, Thomas A. Ebner
  • Publication number: 20190284962
    Abstract: Power recovery turbines can be used debottlenecking of an existing plant, as well as recover electric power when revamping a plant. A process for recovering energy in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical plant is described. A fluid stream having a first control valve thereon is identified. A first power-recovery turbine is installed at the location of the first control valve, and at least a portion of the first fluid stream is directed through the first power-recovery turbine to generate electric power as direct current therefrom. The electric power is then recovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley Joseph Frey, Thomas Ebner
  • Publication number: 20190136355
    Abstract: An age-hardenable aluminum alloy on the basis of Al—Mg—Si, Al—Zn, Al—Zn—Mg or Al—Si—Mgv has precipitates caused by natural aging. The aluminum alloy has at least one alloy element, in addition to its main alloy element or in addition to its main alloy elements, which can be correlated with quenched-in empty spaces of the aluminum alloy, particularly reducing their mobility in the crystal lattice, at such a content less than 500, particularly less than 200 atomic ppm, that the aluminum alloy forms empty spaces essentially not correlated with these precipitates, in order to reduce the negative effect of natural aging of the aluminum alloy on its further artificial aging, by mobilization of these non-correlated empty spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: AMAG ROLLING GMBH
    Inventors: Peter J. UGGOWITZER, Stefan POGATSCHER, Helmut ANTREKOWITSCH, Marion WERINOS, Thomas EBNER, Carsten MELZER
  • Patent number: 10214802
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy and a method for improving the ability of a semi-finished or finished product to age artificially, includes an age-hardenable aluminum alloy on an Al—Mg—Si, Al—Zn, Al—Zn—Mg or Al—Si—Mg basis, wherein the aluminum alloy is transformed to a solid solution state, in particular by solution heat treatment (1), is quenched and subsequently forms precipitations by a process of natural aging (3), the method involving at least one measure for reducing a negative effect of natural aging (3) of the aluminum alloy on artificial aging (4) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AMAG ROLLING GMBH
    Inventors: Peter J. Uggowitzer, Stefan Pogatscher, Helmut Antrekowitsch, Marion Werinos, Thomas Ebner, Carsten Melzer
  • Publication number: 20190024219
    Abstract: A hardenable Al—Mg—Si-based aluminum alloy is shown. In order to provide a recycling-friendly, storage-stable and particularly thermosetting aluminum alloy, it is proposed that this aluminum alloy should contain from 0.6 to 1% by weight of magnesium (Mg), from 0.2 to 0.7% by weight of silicon (Si), from 0.16 to 0.7% by weight of iron (Fe), from 0.05 to 0.4% by weight of copper (Cu), a maximum of 0.15% by weight of manganese (Mn), a maximum of 0.35% by weight of chromium (Cr), a maximum of 0.2% by weight of zirconium (Zr), a maximum of 0.25% by weight of zinc (Zn), a maximum of 0.15% by weight of titanium (Ti), 0.005 to 0.075% by weight of tin (Sn) and/or indium (In), and the remainder aluminum and production-related unavoidable impurities, wherein the ratio of the weight percentages of Si/Fe is less than 2.5 and the content of Si is determined according to the equation wt. % Si=A+[0.3*(wt. % Fe)], with the parameter A being in the range of 0.17 to 0.4% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Helmut Antrekowitsch, Thomas Ebner, Werner Fragner, Helmut Kaufmann, Stefan Pogatscher, Ramona Prillhofer, Peter J. Uggowitzer, Marion Werinos
  • Patent number: 10187034
    Abstract: An improved electroacoustic transducer with an improved mode profile is provided. The transducer comprises a velocity profile with a periodic structure and an edge structure flanking the periodic structure. The velocity profile also allows to suppress the SH wave mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SnapTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiman Yoon, Markus Mayer, Thomas Ebner, Ulrike Rösler, Werner Ruile
  • Publication number: 20180351531
    Abstract: A transducer with reduced second-order nonlinearities is disclosed. In order to reduce the nonlinearities, the transducer comprises an isolation region between the electrode fingers and the corresponding opposite busbar and a dielectric material for reducing the electric field strength in the isolation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Werner RUILE, Markus MAYER, Thomas EBNER
  • Publication number: 20170324394
    Abstract: A transducer for SAW-type or PSAW-type acoustic waves is proposed in which the dielectric (DK) is applied onto the substrate so that the gap (GP) between the ends of the electrode fingers and the opposite bus electrode is completely filled with said dielectric (DK), but the active area of the transducer, thus transversal overlap area (UB) of the electrode fingers, is not covered by said dielectric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas EBNER, Markus MAYER, Ulrike RÖSLER, Gholamreza DADGAR JAVID, Stefan BEREK