Patents by Inventor Thomas Soller

Thomas Soller 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: 10211453
    Abstract: A storage structure of an electrical metal-air energy storage cell is provided having an active storage material. The storage structure has a core region and at least one shell region, wherein the material in the core region has a higher porosity than the material of the shell region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Katrin Benkert, Thomas Soller
  • Publication number: 20180297116
    Abstract: A device and a method additive manufacturing, the device has a movable platform, on which a powder bed is gradually built up using successively added powder for powder layers, and on which a component is produced step by step; a process chamber, wherein the powder bed is compressed selectively by means of an energy beam; a powder reservoir from which powder is applied layer by layer for a new powder layer of the powder bed; and a preheating chamber, wherein the preheating chamber selectively preheats the powder that is to be applied for a new powder layer from the powder reservoir, and into which the quantity of powder required for applying a new powder layer is metered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Brunhuber, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 10096874
    Abstract: An electrical energy store is provided, including a storage cell, which in turn has an air electrode, which is connected to air channels in an air supply device, and a storage electrode, wherein the storage electrode adjoins a storage structure, wherein electrical contacts rest on the storage electrode, further wherein contact pins which protrude out of a surface of the storage structure are integrated in the storage structure, and the contact pins are in electrical contact with the storage electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harald Landes, Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9991564
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy store with an anode, which is electrically connected to an anode space in which an anode material with a first fill level is arranged, and a cathode, which is electrically connected to a cathode space in which a cathode material with a second fill level is arranged, and an ion-conducting separator, which separates the anode space from the cathode space. The ion-conducting separator has a top region and a base region, wherein at least one conductivity section is provided in the top region of the ion-conducting separator, which conductivity section has greater electrical conductivity during correct operation of the electrochemical energy store than an electrically insulating insulation section in the base region, wherein at least one state of charge of the electrochemical energy store exists in which the anode material makes contact with the conductivity section in the anode space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Kühne, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9929452
    Abstract: An energy conversion cell includes an electrochemical conversion unit. The energy conversion cell has an electrically positive side with a process gas supply and an electrically negative side. The electrochemical conversion unit, which has a self-supporting substrate and a number of functional layers, is disposed between the two sides. The electrochemical conversion unit has a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The negative electrode includes a porous metallic, self-supporting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Katrin Benkert, Sylvio Kosse, Thomas Soller
  • Publication number: 20180001424
    Abstract: The manufacturing rate of selective production methods is increased by using thicker powder layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Brunhuber, David Regnery, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9825282
    Abstract: A storage element for a solid electrolyte battery is provided, having a main member of a porous ceramic matrix in which particles, that are made of a metal and/or a metal oxide and jointly form a redox couple, are embedded, the particles having a lamellar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9780373
    Abstract: A storage medium and an inert material, either integrated into the storage medium or existing as a separate phase in the storage medium, form a storage structure. The inert material at least partially contains or is formed by a polymorphous inert material. The polymorphous inert material has at least one polymorphous phase transition in the range between ambient temperature and maximum operating temperature of the solid electrolyte battery. The polymorphous phase transition induces a distortion of the lattice structure of the inert material, thus causing a change in the specific volume and acting on the surrounding grains of the storage medium. A mechanical coupling of the stresses triggered by the phase transition of the inert material causes the neighboring grains of the storage medium to break apart, such that new reactive zones become available in the storage medium, thereby regenerating the solid electrolyte battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9728774
    Abstract: A storage structure of an electrical metal-air energy storage cell is provided including an active storage material and an inert material, wherein particles of the inert material have an aspect ratio of less than 0.7, and wherein subregions of the inert particles are incorporated in a grain volume of grains of the active storage material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9660257
    Abstract: A storage element for a solid-electrolyte battery is provided, having a main body which is composed of a porous matrix of sintered ceramic particles, and also having a redox system which is composed of a first metal and/or at least one oxide of the first metal, wherein a basic composition of the storage element comprises at least one further oxide from the group comprising Y2O3, MgO, Gd2O3, WO3, ZnO, MnO which is suitable for forming an oxidic mixed phase with the first metal and/or the at least one oxide of the first metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Katrin Benkert, Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9660256
    Abstract: A storage element for a solid electrolyte battery is provided, having a main member including a porous ceramic matrix in which particles that are made of a first metal and/or a metal oxide and jointly form a redox couple are embedded. The storage element further includes particles made of another metal and/or an associated metal oxide, the other metal being electrochemically more noble than the first metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Katrin Benkert, Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9570782
    Abstract: A storage element for a solid electrolyte battery is provided. The storage element has a main member having a porous matrix of sintered ceramic particles in which particles that are made of a metal and/or a metal oxide and jointly form a redox couple are embedded. Along a preferred direction, the storage element has a certain concentration gradient of the particles made of the metal and/or the metal oxide and/or a certain gradient of a pore density and/or a pore size, thereby allowing the diffusion behavior of oxygen ions within the main member to be controlled and thus the charge and discharge kinetics, the life and the capacity of the battery to be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9496546
    Abstract: A storage structure of an electrical energy storage cell is provided having an active storage material, wherein the active storage material has a particle size distribution which has a d5 value of at least 0.1 ?m and a d50 value of between 0.8 ?m and 1.1 ?m, wherein the d95 value of the particle size distribution is lower than 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harald Landes, Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Publication number: 20160248124
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy store with an anode, which is electrically connected to an anode space in which an anode material with a first fill level is arranged, and a cathode, which is electrically connected to a cathode space in which a cathode material with a second fill level is arranged, and an ion-conducting separator, which separates the anode space from the cathode space. The ion-conducting separator has a top region and a base region, wherein at least one conductivity section is provided in the top region of the ion-conducting separator, which conductivity section has greater electrical conductivity during correct operation of the electrochemical energy store than an electrically insulating insulation section in the base region, wherein at least one state of charge of the electrochemical energy store exists in which the anode material makes contact with the conductivity section in the anode space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Kühne, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9373875
    Abstract: A storage element for a solid electrolyte energy store and a method of producing a storage element are provided. The storage element has a three-dimensional grid structure made of a material that comprises an electron-conducting redox pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Publication number: 20160126552
    Abstract: A storage medium and an inert material, either integrated into the storage medium or existing as a separate phase in the storage medium, form a storage structure. The inert material at least partially contains or is formed by a polymorphous inert material. The polymorphous inert material has at least one polymorphous phase transition in the range between ambient temperature and maximum operating temperature of the solid electrolyte battery. The polymorphous phase transition induces a distortion of the lattice structure of the inert material, thus causing a change in the specific volume and acting on the surrounding grains of the storage medium. A mechanical coupling of the stresses triggered by the phase transition of the inert material causes the neighboring grains of the storage medium to break apart, such that new reactive zones become available in the storage medium, thereby regenerating the solid electrolyte battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Carsten SCHUH, Thomas SOLLER
  • Patent number: 9299979
    Abstract: A method for producing a storage structure of an electrical metal-air energy storage cell is provided, having an active storage material and an inert material, the method including the following steps: producing a porous green body, which includes the active storage material, infiltration of the porous green body with an infiltration medium, which contains the inert material, and heat treatment of the infiltrated green body to produce an inert enveloping structure, which at least partially envelops grains of the active storage material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Publication number: 20160056518
    Abstract: An energy conversion cell includes an electrochemical conversion unit. The energy conversion cell has an electrically positive side with a process gas supply and an electrically negative side. The electrochemical conversion unit, which has a self-supporting substrate and a number of functional layers, is disposed between the two sides. The electrochemical conversion unit has a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The negative electrode includes a porous metallic, self-supporting substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Katrin BENKERT, Sylvio KOSSE, Thomas SOLLER
  • Publication number: 20150325895
    Abstract: An electrical energy store is provided, including a storage cell, which in turn has an air electrode, which is connected to air channels in an air supply device, and a storage electrode, wherein the storage electrode adjoins a storage structure, wherein electrical contacts rest on the storage electrode, further wherein contact pins which protrude out of a surface of the storage structure are integrated in the storage structure, and the contact pins are in electrical contact with the storage electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harald Landes, Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Publication number: 20150325842
    Abstract: A storage structure of an electrical metal-air energy storage cell is provided including an active storage material and an inert material, wherein particles of the inert material have an aspect ratio of less than 0.7, and wherein subregions of the inert particles are incorporated in a grain volume of grains of the active storage material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller