Patents by Inventor Tobias Albert

Tobias Albert 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: 20210059460
    Abstract: An evaporator device for water, which is intended to produce steam for, for example, a steam cooking device, has a container which is closed apart from a water inlet and a steam outlet, and has heating elements on the outside of the container. An inner body is arranged inside the container and is, everywhere on its outer surface, which faces toward the heating element, spaced apart from the inner side of the container. Said inner body is permeable to steam and water and consists of a non-solid material or of a porous material or of a fabric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tobias Albert, Volker Block, Sebastian Eigl, Roland Muehlnikel, Konrad Schoenemann, Michael Tafferner
  • Publication number: 20200371102
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a system and method for the identification and characterization of a transglutaminase. Further, the present disclosure provides transglutaminase enzymes for forming isopeptide bonds, methods of forming isopeptide bonds in the presence of transglutaminases, and substrate tags for use with transglutaminases. In another aspect, the present disclosure provides glutamine-containing substrates (or Q-tag substrates) that are more resistant to proteases/clipping and therefore, more stable, than other Q-tag substrates, and their uses in substrate tags for cross-linking to an amine-donor tag via an isopeptide bond mediated by a microbial transglutaminase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Albert, Frank Bergmann, Victor Lyamichev, Mohamed Yosry Hassan Mohamed, Tobias Oelschlaegel, Jigar Patel, Michael Schraeml, Wojtek Steffen, Thomas Streidl
  • Publication number: 20200337518
    Abstract: A water-conducting household appliance has a closable treatment chamber, in order to treat articles therein, at least one chamber water inlet into the treatment chamber, at least one sump under said treatment chamber, a coarse particle filter for separating coarse particles having a size ?5 mm from water exiting from the sump, wherein the coarse particle filter has a coarse particle filter inlet, a coarse particle filter water outlet and a coarse particle filtrate outlet. According to the invention, exactly one pump having a pump inlet and a pump outlet is provided for the entire household appliance, said pump being connected downstream of the sump and the coarse particle filter water outlet. Water lines, valve devices and a discharge outlet from the household appliance are also provided, wherein a water line leads from the coarse particle filter water outlet to the pump or to the pump inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias Albert, Uwe Koegel, Uwe Schaumann
  • Patent number: 10808705
    Abstract: An impeller pump has a pump chamber with an inlet and an outlet, and an impeller in the pump chamber. An auxiliary outlet out of the pump chamber together with an auxiliary outlet flap is provided, the auxiliary outlet flap having a closed position and at least one open position and being rotatable or movable between the positions. In the closed position, the auxiliary outlet flap closes off the auxiliary outlet and, in each of the open positions, the auxiliary outlet flap at least partially opens the auxiliary outlet. The auxiliary outlet flap has an actuator and is subjected to force loading by the actuator, such that the auxiliary outlet flap is moved automatically from the closed position into one of the open positions if the auxiliary outlet flap is free from fluid flow in a direction of rotation of the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: E.G.O. ELEKTRO-GERÄTEBAU GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias Albert
  • Publication number: 20200265852
    Abstract: There are disclosed apparatus and methods for encoding and/or decoding information signals (e.g., audio signals). An encoder apparatus includes a plurality of frequency domain (FD) encoder tools for encoding an information signal, and an encoder bandwidth detector and controller configured to select a bandwidth for at least a subgroup of the FD encoder tools. The subgroup includes less FD encoder tools than the plurality of FD encoder tools. The selection is based on information signal characteristics, so that one of the FD encoder tools of the subgroup has a different bandwidth with respect to at least one of the FD encoder tools which are not in the subgroup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Marku SCHNELL, Emmanuel RAVELLI, Conrad BENNDORF, Tobias ALBERT, Manfred LUTZKY, Adrian TOMASEK
  • Patent number: 10743701
    Abstract: An evaporator device for water for installation in a steamer has a water tank having an encircling outer wall and an encircling inner wall, wherein a heating device is provided on the outer wall. The inner wall extends within the outer wall and with a clearance relative thereto, wherein a water zone is formed between the outer wall and the inner wall. A pump is arranged within the inner wall in order to pump water from a water reservoir into the water zone. A steam outlet emerges upwards from the water zone and leads into the steamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Schoenemann, Tobias Albert
  • Publication number: 20200249231
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a system and method for the identification and characterization of a transglutaminase. Further, the present disclosure provides transglutaminase enzymes for forming isopeptide bonds, methods of forming isopeptide bonds in the presence of transglutaminases, and substrate tags for use with transglutaminases. In another aspect, the present disclosure provides glutamine-containing substrates (or Q-tag substrates) that are more resistant to proteases/clipping and therefore, more stable, than other Q-tag substrates, and their uses in substrate tags for cross-linking to an amine-donor tag via an isopeptide bond mediated by a microbial transglutaminase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Albert, Frank Bergmann, Victor Lyamichev, Mohamed Yosry Hassan Mohamed, Tobias Oelschlaegel, Jigar Patel, Michael Schraeml, Wojtek Steffen, Thomas Streidl
  • Publication number: 20200113368
    Abstract: An evaporator device for water, which is intended to produce steam for, for example, a steam cooking device, has a container which is closed apart from a water inlet and a steam outlet, and has heating elements on the outside of the container. An inner body is arranged inside the container and is, everywhere on its outer surface, which faces toward the heating element, spaced apart from the inner side of the container. Said inner body is permeable to steam and water and consists of a non-solid material or of a porous material or of a fabric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias Albert, Volker Block, Sebastian Eigl, Roland Muehlnikel, Konrad Schoenemann, Michael Tafferner
  • Publication number: 20200051578
    Abstract: A downscaled version of an audio decoding procedure may more effectively and/or at improved compliance maintenance be achieved if the synthesis window used for downscaled audio decoding is a downsampled version of a reference synthesis window involved in the non-downscaled audio decoding procedure by downsampling by the downsampling factor by which the downsampled sampling rate and the original sampling rate deviate, and downsampled using a segmental interpolation in segments of 1/4 of the frame length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Markus SCHNELL, Manfred LUTZKY, Eleni FOTOPOULOU, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Conrad BENNDORF, Adrian TOMASEK, Tobias ALBERT, Timon SEIDL
  • Publication number: 20190364619
    Abstract: In a method for the production of a heating device, comprising a support that is curved along one direction and at least one flat thick film heating element disposed thereon, the support and/or the heating device itself are processed from a tube, in particular a circular-cylindrical tube. For that purpose a tube wall is severed in one direction which does not exclusively have a peripheral direction component so that the support is not a circumferential tube. The thick film heating element can be applied before or after the severing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Konrad Schoenemann, Volker Block, Michael Tafferner, Tobias Albert, Kay Schmidt, Alfred Suss, Roland Muehlnikel, Daniel Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10431230
    Abstract: A downscaled version of an audio decoding procedure may more effectively and/or at improved compliance maintenance be achieved if the synthesis window used for downscaled audio decoding is a downsampled version of a reference synthesis window involved in the non-downscaled audio decoding procedure by downsampling by the downsampling factor by which the downsampled sampling rate and the original sampling rate deviate, and downsampled using a segmental interpolation in segments of ¼ of the frame length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung de angewandten forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Markus Schnell, Manfred Lutzky, Eleni Fotopoulou, Konstantin Schmidt, Conrad Benndorf, Adrian Tomasek, Tobias Albert, Timon Seidl
  • Publication number: 20190203725
    Abstract: An impeller pump has a pump chamber with an inlet and an outlet, and an impeller in the pump chamber. An auxiliary outlet out of the pump chamber together with an auxiliary outlet flap is provided, the auxiliary outlet flap having a closed position and at least one open position and being rotatable or movable between the positions. In the closed position, the auxiliary outlet flap closes off the auxiliary outlet and, in each of the open positions, the auxiliary outlet flap at least partially opens the auxiliary outlet. The auxiliary outlet flap has an actuator and is subjected to force loading by the actuator, such that the auxiliary outlet flap is moved automatically from the closed position into one of the open positions if the auxiliary outlet flap is free from fluid flow in a direction of rotation of the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Tobias Albert
  • Patent number: 10302420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting and reconstructing a surface illuminated with spatially structured light such that the light illuminates an area of the surface from which the light is reflected back. The light includes a temporarily varying intensity in the form of successive light modulation patterns. The back-reflected light is detected by an optical sensor including a plurality of pixels. A pixel coordinate is associated to each pixel and each pixel generated a photocurrent proportional to the intensity of the light impinging on a respective pixel, computes a signal related to a photocurrent, and each pixel outputs an address-event merely when a respective signal due to the light impinging on the respective pixel increases by an amount larger than a first threshold or decreases by an amount larger than a second threshold since a last address-event from the respective pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Universitat Zurich, Eth Zurich
    Inventors: Christian Brandli, Tobias Delbruck, Markus Andreas Hopflinger, Marco Hutter, Thomas Albert Mantel
  • Patent number: 10260505
    Abstract: A pump for delivering fluid has a pump housing and a pump chamber having a pump chamber cover and a pump chamber base in said pump housing, an inlet and an outlet. In the pump chamber, an impeller rotates on a rotor shaft which is connected to a drive motor. The inlet is arranged in the pump chamber cover and the outlet is arranged below the impeller in the axial direction of the pump at that end region of the pump chamber which is remote from the inlet close to the outlet. The distance from the inlet to the outlet with the impeller therebetween can correspond approximately to the diameter of the pump chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: E.G.O. ELEKTRO-GERÄTEBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Block, Uwe Kögel, Stefanie Roth, Tobias Albert
  • Publication number: 20190086075
    Abstract: A steam generator for a steam cooking appliance having a cooking chamber has steam-generating means, a water supply to the steam-generating means, a cyclone separator for steam generated by the steam-generating means, and a steam outlet from the cyclone separator to the cooking chamber of the steam cooking appliance. The cyclone separator forms an integrated structural unit with the steam-generating means, with a direct entry of steam from the steam-generating means into the cyclone separator and with a direct exit of separated-off water from it into the steam-generating means. The integrated structural unit yields advantages in the production and assembly of the steam generator and installation of the steam cooking appliance as a whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Tobias Albert
  • Publication number: 20180366133
    Abstract: A downscaled version of an audio decoding procedure may more effectively and/or at improved compliance maintenance be achieved if the synthesis window used for downscaled audio decoding is a downsampled version of a reference synthesis window involved in the non-downscaled audio decoding procedure by downsampling by the downsampling factor by which the downsampled sampling rate and the original sampling rate deviate, and downsampled using a segmental interpolation in segments of 1/4 of the frame length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Markus SCHNELL, Manfred LUTZKY, Eleni FOTOPOULOU, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Conrad BENNDORF, Adrian TOMASEK, Tobias ALBERT, Timon SEIDL
  • Publication number: 20180028013
    Abstract: An evaporator device for water for installation in a steamer has a water tank having an encircling outer wall and an encircling inner wall, wherein a heating device is provided on the outer wall. The inner wall extends within the outer wall and with a clearance relative thereto, wherein a water zone is formed between the outer wall and the inner wall. A pump is arranged within the inner wall in order to pump water from a water reservoir into the water zone. A steam outlet emerges upwards from the water zone and leads into the steamer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Konrad Schoenemann, Tobias Albert
  • Patent number: 9816527
    Abstract: A pump for a dishwasher is configured as an impeller pump having a central water inflow to a rotating impeller for conveying the water in the radial direction out of the impeller into a pump chamber which surrounds the impeller in a ring-like manner and has a heated pump chamber wall on its outer side. Here, the pump has an outlet in the end region of the pump chamber at an axial spacing from the impeller. Heating elements which have a decreasing power output with regard to the area power output in the axial direction of the pump toward the outlet are arranged on the pump chamber wall. An input of energy into the pump chamber can thus be varied and in the process adapted depending on a turbulent or laminar flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Koebrich, Tobias Albert, Volker Block
  • Patent number: 9771950
    Abstract: An impeller pump has a pump casing including a pump chamber and an inlet and an outlet thereon and an impeller therein, and including a heating device for heating the conveyed medium, which heating device forms an external wall of the pump chamber. The pump chamber extends annularly around the impeller and away from the pump chamber floor, wherein the outlet leads off on a region of the pump chamber which, viewed in the axial direction of the impeller pump, is pointing away from the pump chamber floor. The cross-sectional area of the pump chamber decreases in the axial direction of the longitudinal center axis of the impeller pump away from the pump chamber floor toward the outlet by virtue of an obliquely inwardly inclined external wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: E.G.O Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Joern Friedrichs, Tobias Albert, Volker Block
  • Patent number: 9470242
    Abstract: An impeller radial pump includes a pump chamber with a central suction and with a pump chamber outlet, wherein an impeller is provided in the pump chamber. Radially outside of the impeller, a circular ring shaped and circumferential pump chamber ring section is provided as a part of the pump chamber, wherein the pump chamber ring section essentially has an extension along the axial direction of the pump from the impeller against the suction direction. The pump chamber ring section has a varying width and is configured to be narrower in a compression region in the circulation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Albert, Uwe Koegel