Patents by Inventor Ulrich Kaiser

Ulrich Kaiser 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: 20210290810
    Abstract: Process challenge device (2), especially for simulating the worst-case penetration conditions of a load inside a sterilization chamber, comprising a detector volume (90) for housing a biological, chemical or physical indicator (140), whereby said detector volume (90) is arranged at a dead end of a series of gas volumes (110, 14, 118), whereby said process challenge device (2) comprises two parts (6, 14), namely a housing part (6) and an insertion part (14), whereby said insertion part (14) is at least partially insertable into said housing part (6) in such a way that said detector volume (90) is arranged without any seal inside said both parts (6, 14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: GKE GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich KAISER
  • Patent number: 10938154
    Abstract: A powered and secure device is provided. The device includes a terminal, an adapter, a self-latching mechanism and a secure housing. The terminal is adapted to be inserted into a host terminal device port. The self-latching mechanism adapted to secure or lock the device within the device port when the device is inserted into the device port. The secure housing adapted to be locked, unlocked, assembled, and disassembled. Access to the adapter is available when the secure housing is disassembled. The adapter includes a terminal slot for receiving and removing second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Kleppinger, Ulrich Kaiser, Philipp Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210036461
    Abstract: A powered and secure device is provided. The device includes a terminal, an adapter, a self-latching mechanism and a secure housing. The terminal is adapted to be inserted into a host terminal device port. The self-latching mechanism adapted to secure or lock the device within the device port when the device is inserted into the device port. The secure housing adapted to be locked, unlocked, assembled, and disassembled. Access to the adapter is available when the secure housing is disassembled. The adapter includes a terminal slot for receiving and removing second devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Kleppinger, Ulrich Kaiser, Philipp Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200395132
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for verifying the production process of field devices, including a step of accessing a service platform on which data from field devices, including identification data, the respective type of field device, configuration data, containing application-specific data, environment information of the field devices or parameter data, data relating to the production date of a respective field device and repair or troubleshooting cases of the field devices are stored. The method also includes steps of detecting anomalies by statistically evaluating the repair or troubleshooting cases stored on service platform and creating a notification in the event of a detected anomaly, supplying the data of the field devices and the notifications to a machine learning or prognosis system, and evaluating the data of the field devices and the notifications by means of the machine learning or prognosis system for forecasting series errors of the field devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Tommi Dirk Kramer, Patrick Galli, Hans Joachim Fröhlich, Ulrich Kaiser, Thomas Fricke, Enrico Mario De Stasio
  • Publication number: 20200348157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for spatially resolved determination of at least one physical or chemical process variable of a flowable medium arranged in a container in an automation system, at least one sensor being provided, which is movable in the medium and/or in the container and which ascertains information about the at least one process variable, a position determination unit being provided which supplies the information about the respective current position of the sensor relative to the medium and/or to the container, and a data transmission unit being provided which collects information about the respective current position of the sensor and the corresponding information supplied by the sensor about the at least one process variable and/or communicates the information to an external control unit and/or display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Marc BARET, Holger EBERHARD, Heiko OEHME, Nicolas WIMMER, Emilio SCHIAVI, Detlev WITTMER, Hege BJONNES, Ulrich KAISER
  • Patent number: 10775760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the commissioning of at least one of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology system, which are used in different applications, wherein the system comprises at least: one database for saving application information and device types of the plurality of field devices and for saving parameter sets of the plurality of field devices; an electronic computation unit that accesses the remotely arranged database and classifies, assigns, compares, and/or processes the data saved there and has an algorithm for creating and proposing an optimal parameter set; software for supporting a user during commissioning of one of the plurality of field devices, wherein the electronic computation unit is operated by means of the software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Patent number: 10698389
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the operation of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology plant. The method comprises: ascertaining application information and device types of field devices, wherein the application information describes the application of the respective field device; classifying the application information and storing the classified application information; ascertaining parameter sets from each of the plurality of field devices, wherein the parameter sets comprise multiple parameters and each parameter is assigned a parameter value or a parameter value range, and each field device has at least one current parameter set and at least one standard parameter set, and storing the parameter sets; comparing the current parameter sets with the standard parameter sets to determine actually used parameters of a device type for an application; and operating the field device on the basis of the actually used parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20200183346
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating a field device in the field of automation engineering using an operating appliance with a homogeneously produced, application-specific user interface, the method including: a) connecting the operating appliance to the field device; b) inputting an application-specific request in the operating appliance; c) transmitting the specific request to the interpreter; d) sending data and procedures corresponding to the specific request back to the operating appliance; e) forwarding the data and procedures corresponding to the specific request from the operating appliance to the field device; f) implementing the data and procedures corresponding to the specific request in the field device; and g) the method continues with method steps b) to f), the specific request being determined by the interpreter according to the operator input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Drahm, Heinz Rufer, Ulrich Kaiser, Nikolai Fink, Hartmut Breithaupt, Martine Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10619771
    Abstract: Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one physical or chemical process variable of a medium in a containment comprising at least one sensor element, at least one housing module and at least one flange, wherein the sensor element and the flange are connected with the housing module, wherein the flange in a first portion, which is at least partially media contacting, is manufactured at least partially of a first material, which is selected application specifically, and wherein the flange in a second portion, which is at least partially environment contacting, is manufactured at least partially of a synthetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Sulzer, Peter Seefeld, Ulrich Kaiser, Sergej Lopatin, Christof Huber, Peter Klöfer, Mike Touzin
  • Publication number: 20200036728
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for ensuring the authenticity of a field device. The method includes a step of assigning a unique authentic identification feature to the field device or providing the field device with a unique authentic identification feature. The method also includes steps of transmitting ACTUAL identification data to a participant node which transmits the ACTUAL identification data to the other participant nodes in a transaction, validating the transaction by the participant nodes, and creating a data block containing the transaction, wherein the data block is transmitted to each of the participant nodes. The method also includes verifying the data block by all participant nodes, storing the validated data block in the databases, comparing the ACTUAL identification data with corresponding TARGET identification data or original identification data from an authentication point, and generating a response containing the result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dietmar Spanke, Nikolai Fink, Michael Gunzert, Ulrich Kaiser, Dimitri Mousko
  • Publication number: 20200034804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining or monitoring an automation technology process variable with at least one field device. The method comprises the following method steps: receiving guidelines relating to: access to the data of the field device; the number of times the data of the field device is accessed; or a request for data of the field device. The method also includes steps of storing the data of the field device in an encoded manner in a first service platform that is connected to a second service platform and receiving a request for data at the second service platform, wherein the second service platform accesses the guidelines. The method also includes steps of providing the data according to the guidelines via a first transaction in pre-defined cycles or all at once and generating a request for payment for the data made available according to the guidelines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dimitri Mousko, Michael Gunzert, Ulrich Kaiser, Dietmar Spanke
  • Publication number: 20190227515
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for verifying a value stream along a transport route (TS), in particular along a pipeline or a production line, wherein a plurality of field devices (F), each having at least one sensor (S) and/or actuator for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable and an electronic unit (EE), are arranged along the transport route (TS) and generate corresponding data (DAT), or for verifying the value stream of at least one product in warehouse stock, wherein a first service platform (SP1) is used, via which a plurality of participant nodes (TK) each with at least one database (DB) have a communication connection to one another according to a distributed ledger or the blockchain technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nikolai Fink, Michael Gunzert, Dietmar Spanke, Ulrich Kaiser, Dimitri Mousko
  • Publication number: 20190050822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for maintaining a measuring point in a plant of process automation, comprising at least one plurality of field devices, which are located in a storage area, a database for storing a product type of each of the plurality of field devices and associated device features of the plurality of field devices, and a computing unit, in which a substitution matrix is implemented, and which can access the database and there read out, store and/or associate data, and which calculates a suitability evaluation for each of the plurality of field devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20190011906
    Abstract: The invention describes a method and a system for maintenance of at least one of a plurality of field devices in a plant of automation technology, comprising a plurality of field devices; a database for storing particular device types of the plurality of field devices, diagnostic reports of the plurality of field devices, failure pictures, measures applied in the past for removing a failure, which has occurred, and success evaluations for the particular, stored measures; and a computing unit, which accesses the database and can read out, store and/or associate data there, as well as creates success evaluations and compares new diagnostic reports with the failure pictures stored in the database and displays a proposal of a measure appropriate therefor and its success evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20180356801
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the operation of at least one of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology plant, which are used in different applications, wherein the method comprises the following steps: ascertaining application information and device types of the plurality of field devices, wherein the application information from each of the plurality of field devices describes the latter with regard to the application of the respective field device; classifying the application information from the plurality of field devices and storing the classified application information; ascertaining parameter sets from each of the plurality of field devices, wherein the parameter sets comprise multiple parameters and each parameter is assigned a parameter value or a parameter value range, and each field device has at least one current parameter set and at least one standard parameter set, and storing the parameter sets; comparing the current parameter sets with the sta
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20180348725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for optimizing the commissioning of at least one of a plurality of field devices in an automation technology system, which are used in different applications, wherein the system comprises at least: one database for saving application information and device types of the plurality of field devices and for saving parameter sets of the plurality of field devices; an electronic computation unit that accesses the remotely arranged database and classifies, assigns, compares, and/or processes the data saved there and has an algorithm for creating and proposing an optimal parameter set; software for supporting a user during commissioning of one of the plurality of field devices, wherein the electronic computation unit is operated by means of the software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Baret, Georg Hauss, Ulrich Kaiser, Michael Maneval, Markus Nick
  • Publication number: 20170234467
    Abstract: Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one physical or chemical process variable of a medium in a containment comprising at least one sensor element, at least one housing module and at least one flange, wherein the sensor element and the flange are connected with the housing module, wherein the flange in a first portion, which is at least partially media contacting, is manufactured at least partially of a first material, which is selected application specifically, and wherein the flange in a second portion, which is at least partially environment contacting, is manufactured at least partially of a synthetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Sulzer, Peter Seedfeld, Ulrich Kaiser, Sergej Lopatin, Christof Huber, Peter Klöfer, Mike Touzin
  • Patent number: 9628987
    Abstract: A method for integrating at least one field device, which is connected with a mobile unit, into a network of process automation technology. The mobile unit authenticates itself via a connection in the network, and that it receives at least one integration parameter for integration into the network (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Process Solutions AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Kaiser, Jorg Reinkensmeier, Werner Thoren
  • Publication number: 20160025527
    Abstract: A method for selecting a field device for ascertaining at least one process parameter of a measured material in process and automation technology, especially a process parameter such as flow, fill level, limit level, pressure, temperature, conductivity and/or ion concentration of a measured material, which field device is provided at a measuring point of a plant for ascertaining at least one process parameter, characterized by steps as follows: A identifying a first field device, which is suitable to determine the at least one process parameter of the measured material at the measuring point of the plant; B querying a first data set stored in a data memory relative to product features of the first field device, which enable ascertaining the at least one process parameter; C comparing at least one product feature of the first data set of the first field device with at least one corresponding product feature of a second data set of a second field device; and D specifying the second field device, to the extent t
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Ulrich Kaiser, Juerg Wyss, Roland Muller, Joachim Neuhaus, Harald Freimark
  • Patent number: 9131386
    Abstract: A method for integrating a new participant into a wireless communication network of process automation technology, wherein the network has at least one node. The at least one node is selected at least on the basis of a predeterminable criterion, and that the at least one selected node is placed in an integration mode, which enables integration of the new participant into the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER PROCESS SOLUTIONS AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Kaiser, Jorg Reinkensmeier, Werner Thoren