Patents by Inventor Wolf-Dietrich Herberg

Wolf-Dietrich Herberg 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: 11219904
    Abstract: A facility for the centrifugal clarification of a suspension includes a centrifuge and a device with a container having a tubular envelope surface at least in sections for conducting the medium, which is arranged on a liquid outlet of the centrifuge. The container with a tubular envelope surface at least in sections includes an inlet for supplying a pressurizing gas, and the volume of the container with a tubular envelope surface at least in sections is smaller than the double receiving volume of the centrifuge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GEA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Herberg, Meinolf Berlage
  • Publication number: 20210309949
    Abstract: A method for metering hops pellets into a fermented beer precursor in order to produce beer using a system having a metering system and a pump. Hops pellets are supplied into the system. A specified quantity of hops pellets are metered from the metering system to the pump. The specified quantity of hops pellets is supplied into a beer precursor-conducting line or a tank filled with beer precursor by the pump. The metered hops pellets are supplied into the beer precursor-conducting line or into the tank filled with the beer precursor in a pelleted and/or granulated form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas VEER, Daniel BUSSMANN, Wolf-Dietrich HERBERG, Carsten WAUBKE
  • Publication number: 20210138486
    Abstract: A facility for the centrifugal clarification of a suspension includes a centrifuge and a device with a container having a tubular envelope surface at least in sections for conducting the medium, which is arranged on a liquid outlet of the centrifuge. The container with a tubular envelope surface at least in sections includes an inlet for supplying a pressurizing gas, and the volume of the container with a tubular envelope surface at least in sections is smaller than the double receiving volume of the centrifuge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich HERBERG, Meinolf BERLAGE
  • Publication number: 20200190450
    Abstract: A separator having a vertical rotation axis includes a rotatably mounted drum having a drum interior for centrifugal processing of a liquid. The separator also includes a gas supply line for introducing gas into the liquid, which opens into the drum interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel BUSSMANN, Thomas BATHELT, Wolf-Dietrich HERBERG, Tim HUNDERTMARK, Björn STRÖFER
  • Patent number: 9932548
    Abstract: A filtration system for clarifying a cloudy beverage from at least one tank in which dregs have formed, the clarifying occurring through a cross-flow filtration. The filtration system includes: a first filtration module having a first filtration element, the first filtration element including a first channel having a first diameter; and, a second filtration circuit located in parallel to the first filtration circuit, the second filtration circuit including a second filtration module having a second filtration element, the second filtration element including a second channel having a second diameter, the second diameter being larger than the first diameter. A method for filtering a cloudy beverage from at least one tank in which dregs have formed, the method using the just-described filtration system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Herberg, Reimar Gutte
  • Patent number: 9192945
    Abstract: A separator includes a rotatable drum having a vertical rotational axis, a disk stack arranged in the drum, an inner gripper and an outer gripper that do not rotate with the drum are configured to discharge mutually-separated liquid phases. A discharge line is assigned to each gripper and is arranged in an associated gripper chamber of the drum. The inner gripper includes an inner gripper shaft and the outer gripper includes an outer gripper shaft both of which shafts protrude axially from the drum. Each associated gripper chamber, with its associated gripper, revolves on different radii with respect to the rotational axis such that a chamber is formed radially between an outer circumference of the inner gripper shaft and an inner circumference of the outer gripper shaft. A fluid is insertable into the chamber through a channel, which fluid is pressable from the chamber into the gripper chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Herberg, Carsten Waubke
  • Publication number: 20130309376
    Abstract: A separator includes a rotatable drum having a vertical rotational axis, a disk stack arranged in the drum, an inner gripper and an outer gripper that do not rotate with the drum are configured to discharge mutually-separated liquid phases. A discharge line is assigned to each gripper and is arranged in an associated gripper chamber of the drum. The inner gripper includes an inner gripper shaft and the outer gripper includes an outer gripper shaft both of which shafts protrude axially from the drum. Each associated gripper chamber, with its associated gripper, revolves on different radii with respect to the rotational axis such that a chamber is formed radially between an outer circumference of the inner gripper shaft and an inner circumference of the outer gripper shaft. A fluid is insertable into the chamber through a channel, which fluid is pressable from the chamber into the gripper chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: GEA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Herberg, Carsten Waubke
  • Publication number: 20130193089
    Abstract: A filtration system for clarifying a cloudy beverage from at least one tank in which dregs have formed, the clarifying occurring through a cross-flow filtration. The filtration system includes: a first filtration module having a first filtration element, the first filtration element including a first channel having a first diameter; and, a second filtration circuit located in parallel to the first filtration circuit, the second filtration circuit including a second filtration module having a second filtration element, the second filtration element including a second channel having a second diameter, the second diameter being larger than the first diameter. A method for filtering a cloudy beverage from at least one tank in which dregs have formed, the method using the just-described filtration system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: GEA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Herberg, Reimar Gutte
  • Patent number: 7056273
    Abstract: A solid bowl screw centrifuge includes a centrifuging chamber and a rotatable drum having a horizontal axis of rotation. The rotatable drum surrounds the centrifuging chamber. Also included is a rotatable screw arranged in the rotatable drum, at least one solids discharge, at least one liquid discharge duct and a peeling disk via which liquids are discharged through the liquid discharge duct. Further included is a blocking chamber connected to an output side of the peeling disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Westfalia Separator AG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Ostkamp, Franz Kramer, Wolf-Dietrich Herberg
  • Publication number: 20050227848
    Abstract: A solid bowl screw centrifuge includes a centrifuging chamber and a rotatable drum having a horizontal axis of rotation. The rotatable drum surrounds the centrifuging chamber. Also included is a rotatable screw arranged in the rotatable drum, at least one solids discharge, at least one liquid discharge duct and a peeling disk via which liquids are discharged through the liquid discharge duct. Further included is a blocking chamber connected to an output side of the peeling disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Wilhelm Ostkamp, Franz Kramer, Wolf-Dietrich Herberg