Patents by Inventor Thomas Koeppe

Thomas Koeppe 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: 9841756
    Abstract: A method for operating a machine component under stress. The method comprises determining a probability of failure PoF(N) of the component as a function of N cycles, selecting a time-based acceptable risk limit for the component and selecting an operational profile for the component, converting the time-based acceptable risk limit to a cycle-based acceptable risk limit using the operational profile, comparing the cycle-based acceptable risk limit with the PoF(N) values to determine an operational status of the component, comparing the cycle-based acceptable risk limit with the PoF(N) values, and operating the machine component responsive to results of the comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Chirag B. Patel, Kai Kadau, Himanshu Bhatnagar, Cristina C. Popescu, Thomas Koeppe
  • Publication number: 20160349723
    Abstract: A method for operating a machine component under stress. The method comprises determining a probability of failure PoF(N) of the component as a function of N cycles, selecting a time-based acceptable risk limit for the component and selecting an operational profile for the component, converting the time-based acceptable risk limit to a cycle-based acceptable risk limit using the operational profile, comparing the cycle-based acceptable risk limit with the PoF(N) values to determine an operational status of the component, comparing the cycle-based acceptable risk limit with the PoF(N) values, and operating the machine component responsive to results of the comparing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Chirag B. Patel, Kai Kadau, Himanshu Bhatnagar, Cristina C. Popescu, Thomas Koeppe