Patents by Inventor Tobias Maurer

Tobias Maurer 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: 11079729
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a multivalent energy supply system including at least two energy generators using at least two different energy carriers to provide heat, cold, and/or electrical energy. For each generator, a closed-loop controller controls variables of the generator. Each generator assumes one of three possible switching states: the generator must be switched on, must be switched off, or may be switched on or off. The system includes a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one request for heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines whether a specific criterion is present which specifies exactly one of the three possible switching states for each generator. The control device determines target values for meeting the request depending on the request and the specific criterion and outputs the target values to the closed-loop controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Publication number: 20210064206
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying content items on an information resource include identifying a supplemental content item to append to a DOM tree of the information resource and identifying a first content item displayed in a first container of the information resource. The methods also includes monitoring a position of a predetermined portion of the first content item relative to a viewport of the application and determining, responsive to monitoring the position of the predetermined portion of the first content item, that the first content item is visible within the viewport of the application. The method also includes appending the supplemental content item in a second container at a first position between the first container and an end of the information resource and displaying the supplemental content item within the viewport of the application responsive to detecting a scroll action towards the end of the information resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kun Zhang, Willa Angel Chen, Yingwei Cui, William Martin Halpin,, JR., Bahman Rabii, Tobias Maurer
  • Patent number: 10838609
    Abstract: Method and systems for displaying content items on an information resource include identifying a supplemental content item to append to a DOM tree of the information resource and identifying a first content item displayed in a first container of the information resource. The methods also includes monitoring a position of a predetermined portion of the first content item relative to a viewport of the application and determining, responsive to monitoring the position of the predetermined portion of the first content item, that the first content item is visible within the viewport of the application. The method also includes appending the supplemental content item in a second container at a first position between the first container and an end of the information resource and displaying the supplemental content item within the viewport of the application responsive to detecting a scroll action towards the end of the information resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kun Zhang, Willa Angel Chen, Yingwei Cui, William Martin Halpin, Jr., Bahman Rabii, Tobias Maurer
  • Publication number: 20200301381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system, wherein the energy supply system comprises at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. For each energy generator, there is a closed-loop controller for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator. Each energy generator can assume three possible switching states: the energy generator must be switched on, the energy generator must be switched off, or the energy generator may be switched on or switched off. The energy supply system includes a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device is configured to detect at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Patent number: 10784687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system, wherein the multivalent energy supply system comprises at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system comprises, for each energy generator, a closed-loop controller for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines a classification of the energy generator into groups according to a specific characteristic of the energy generators, each energy generator being assigned to exactly one group for each energy form that it provides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Patent number: 10782661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers in order to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises a closed-loop controller for each energy generator for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. For each energy generator, the control device determines target values for meeting the at least one energy supply request based on the particular energy carrier being used, wherein the target values may also include instructions for switching the energy generator on or off, and outputs the target values to the closed-loop controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Patent number: 10699352
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of controlling an energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators each configured to provide at least one form of energy of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises one closed-loop controller per energy generator for controlling the energy generator and a control device coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects an energy supply request for providing energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines for each energy form which energy generators are required to meet the energy supply request. For each energy form, the control device generates switch-on requests for the energy generators required to meet the energy supply system and switch-off requests for the energy generators not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Publication number: 20190235720
    Abstract: Method and systems for displaying content items on an information resource include identifying a supplemental content item to append to a DOM tree of the information resource and identifying a first content item displayed in a first container of the information resource. The methods also includes monitoring a position of a predetermined portion of the first content item relative to a viewport of the application and determining, responsive to monitoring the position of the predetermined portion of the first content item, that the first content item is visible within the viewport of the application. The method also includes appending the supplemental content item in a second container at a first position between the first container and an end of the information resource and displaying the supplemental content item within the viewport of the application responsive to detecting a scroll action towards the end of the information resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kun Zhang, Willa Angel Chen, Yingwei Cui, William Martin Halpin,, JR., Bahman Rabii, Tobias Maurer
  • Patent number: 10289296
    Abstract: Method and systems for displaying content items on an information resource include identifying a supplemental content item to append to a DOM tree of the information resource and identifying a first content item displayed in a first container of the information resource. The methods also includes monitoring a position of a predetermined portion of the first content item relative to a viewport of the application and determining, responsive to monitoring the position of the predetermined portion of the first content item, that the first content item is visible within the viewport of the application. The method also includes appending the supplemental content item in a second container at a first position between the first container and an end of the information resource and displaying the supplemental content item within the viewport of the application responsive to detecting a scroll action towards the end of the information resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kun Zhang, Willa Angel Chen, Yingwei Cui, William Martin Halpin, Jr., Bahman Rabii, Tobias Maurer
  • Publication number: 20190114724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of controlling an energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators each configured to provide at least one form of energy of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises one closed-loop controller per energy generator for controlling the energy generator and a control device coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects an energy supply request for providing energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines for each energy form which energy generators are required to meet the energy supply request. For each energy form, the control device generates switch-on requests for the energy generators required to meet the energy supply system and switch-off requests for the energy generators not required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20190113894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers in order to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises a closed-loop controller for each energy generator for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. For each energy generator, the control device determines target values for meeting the at least one energy supply request based on the particular energy carrier being used, wherein the target values may also include instructions for switching the energy generator on or off, and outputs the target values to the closed-loop controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20190109460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system, wherein the multivalent energy supply system comprises at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system comprises, for each energy generator, a closed-loop controller for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines a classification of the energy generator into groups according to a specific characteristic of the energy generators, each energy generator being assigned to exactly one group for each energy form that it provides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20190107295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for configuring a multivalent energy supply system. The apparatus comprises a memory device in which a base configuration is stored. The base configuration includes a plurality of energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy, a flow through which a carrier medium flows which receives energy from the energy generators and transports it to a consumer circuit, and a return flow which receives the carrier medium coming from the consumer circuit. The base configuration further comprises a buffer storage which is arranged between the flow and the return flow. The energy generators within the base configuration may be arranged at positions in parallel to the buffer storage between the flow and the return flow and/or in series in the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Patent number: 9506201
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for softening paper. An inventive composition and method of its use softens paper products (like tissue paper) by de-bonding its cellulose fibers and by improving the smoothness of the resulting paper. The invention forms a surfactant-polymer complex that attaches de-bonding non-ionic surfactants to cellulose fibers that would otherwise not be retained by the cellulose fibers. This complex prevents the fibers from bonding with each other and makes the paper product smoother. Best of all, the composition is environmentally superior and is a non-toxic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Gillian Frette, Frank Koenig, Tobias Maurer
  • Patent number: 8957009
    Abstract: Linear polydimethylsiloxane-polyether copolymers with amino and/or quaternary ammonium groups, obtainable by the reaction of organopolysiloxanes functionalized with secondary aminoalkyl groups with the reaction products formed from compounds containing epoxy groups and amines, the use thereof and process for preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schubert, Wilfried Knott, Michael Ferenz, Klaus-Dieter Klein, Tobias Maurer, Ralph Scheuermann, Bernard William Kluesener, Rajan Keshav Panandiker
  • Patent number: 8916511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel branched polysiloxanes having quaternary ammonium groups of the general formula (I) as a softening agent for textile sheet materials and fibers, and to a method for the production and use thereof Ma MQb MRc Dd DQe DRf Tg Qh Formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Maurer, Michael Ferenz
  • Publication number: 20130340963
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for softening paper. An inventive composition and method of its use softens paper products (like tissue paper) by de-bonding its cellulose fibers and by improving the smoothness of the resulting paper. The invention forms a surfactant-polymer complex that attaches de-bonding non-ionic surfactants to cellulose fibers that would otherwise not be retained by the cellulose fibers. This complex prevents the fibers from bonding with each other and makes the paper product smoother. Best of all, the composition is environmentally superior and is a non-toxic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Gillian Frette, Frank Koenig, Tobias Maurer
  • Patent number: 8518214
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for softening paper. An inventive composition and method of its use softens paper products (like tissue paper) by de-bonding its cellulose fibers and by improving the smoothness of the resulting paper. The invention forms a surfactant-polymer complex that attaches de-bonding non-ionic surfactants to cellulose fibers that would otherwise not be retained by the cellulose fibers. This complex prevents the fibers from bonding with each other and makes the paper product smoother. Best of all, the composition is environmentally superior and is a non-toxic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Jr., Gillian Frette, Frank Koenig, Tobias Maurer
  • Publication number: 20130020042
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for softening paper. An inventive composition and method of its use softens paper products (like tissue paper) by de-bonding its cellulose fibers and by improving the smoothness of the resulting paper. The invention forms a surfactant-polymer complex that attaches de-bonding non-ionic surfactants to cellulose fibers that would otherwise not be retained by the cellulose fibers. This complex prevents the fibers from bonding with each other and makes the paper product smoother. Best of all, the composition is environmentally superior and is a non-toxic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, JR., Gillian Frette, Frank Koenig, Tobias Maurer
  • Publication number: 20120308494
    Abstract: Linear polydimethylsiloxane-polyether copolymers with amino and/or quaternary ammonium groups, obtainable by the reaction of organopolysiloxanes functionalized with secondary aminoalkyl groups with the reaction products formed from compounds containing epoxy groups and amines, the use thereof and process for preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Schubert, Wilfried Knott, Michael Ferenz, Klaus-Dieter Klein, Tobias Maurer, Ralph Scheurmann, Bernhard William Kluesener, Rajan Keshav Panandiker