Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Friedrich

Wolfgang Friedrich 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: 20170030173
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing petroleum production are provided, in which a fracturing operation can be conducted in a formation through a string and then petroleum is displaced from the fractured formation by selectively injecting fluid into selected fractures in the formation while other non-selected fractures remain without fluid injection. The injected fluid flows out into the fractured formation and enhances recovery from the non-selected fractures. Petroleum is selectively collected from the non-selected fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: WARREN FOSTER PETER MacPHAIL, WOLFGANG FRIEDRICH JOHANN DEEG
  • Publication number: 20160110891
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assisting a user to compare appearances of fibers, the method including providing (210) a computational model describing the interaction of light with fibers; obtaining (220) a first set of fiber parameters for use with the model, said first set of fiber parameters describing a first plurality of fibers; obtaining (620) a second set of fiber parameters for use with the model, said second set of fiber parameters describing a second plurality of fibers; simulating (240), using the model and the first set of fiber parameters, how light would interact with the first plurality of fibers, and rendering (250) a first synthetic image; simulating (640), using the model and the second set of fiber parameters, how light would interact with the second plurality of fibers, and rendering (650) a second synthetic image; and displaying (270, 670) the first synthetic image and the second synthetic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas DEGENHARD, Simon Paul GODFREY, Mathias Kurt HERRLEIN, Thomas Wolfgang Friedrich HIRN, Graham Neil MCKELVEY, Arno ZINKE
  • Publication number: 20160110915
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for synthesizing an image showing fibers. The method comprises providing (210) a computational model describing the interaction of light with fibers; obtaining (220) a first set of fiber parameters, which describes a plurality of real fibers (160), for use with the model; modifying (230) the first set of fiber parameters, to produce a second set of fiber parameters describing a plurality of modified fibers; simulating (240), using the model and the second set of fiber parameters, how light would interact with the modified fibers; and rendering (250), based on the result of the simulation, a synthetic image showing the appearance of the modified fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas DEGENHARD, Simon Paul GODFREY, Mathias Kurt HERRLEIN, Thomas Wolfgang Friedrich HIRN, Graham Neil MCKELVEY, Arno ZINKE
  • Patent number: 9127523
    Abstract: Methods and systems for establishing a double barrier around at least a portion of a subsurface treatment area in a hydrocarbon containing formation are disclosed. First barrier wells may be used to form a first barrier around a portion of the subsurface treatment area. Second barrier wells may be used to form a second barrier around the first barrier. A space may exist between the first barrier and the second barrier. The first barrier and second barrier may be inhibited from forming a single combined barrier by the injection, and in some cases circulation, of fluids such as saline water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich Johann Deeg, Mikhail Boris Geilikman, Fersheed Khodadad Mody
  • Patent number: 8612511
    Abstract: A stationary data processing device communicates with a mobile data processing device, such as a client in the field of augmented-reality techniques in an automation system, or a production machine, or a machine tool or parts thereof. The stationary data processing device includes a server for communication with a browser on the mobile data processing device; an information broker for providing context-related information; legacy systems that contain and store information; and an information model that represents the information space and that allows navigation within the information and access to the information by the information broker independent of the legacy systems. The information broker utilizes the actual context, especially location, work situation, EA devices used and the information model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Mehdi Hamadou, Dirk Jahn, Bruno Kiesel
  • Patent number: 8373618
    Abstract: The invention relates to an augmented-reality system having a mobile apparatus for the context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions. The context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions with process-optimized allocation of the necessary work steps provides situation-related support by for work sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 8261664
    Abstract: A system (10) for loading a flowable explosive into blast holes includes a mobile explosives supply unit (12) having at least one explosives feed line for feeding a flowable explosive from the supply unit (12) into a blast hole, a global positioning system (GPS) unit (14) operable to determine the position of a blast hole, and a blast hole identification processor (16) in communication with the GPS unit (14) operable to receive from the GPS unit (14) a blast hole co-ordinate position. The processor (16) is configured or programmed uniquely to identify the blast hole based on the co-ordinate position of the blast hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: AEL Mining Services Limited
    Inventors: Horst Wolfgang Friedrich Von Lengeling, Ewan James Sellers, Mauritz Kotze, Peter Robert Wight
  • Publication number: 20120024181
    Abstract: A system (10) for loading a flowable explosive into blast holes includes a mobile explosives supply unit (12) having at least one explosives feed line for feeding a flowable explosive from the supply unit (12) into a blast hole, a global positioning system (GPS) unit (14) operable to determine the position of a blast hole, and a blast hole identification processor (16) in communication with the GPS unit (14) operable to receive from the GPS unit (14) a blast hole co-ordinate position. The processor (16) is configured or programmed uniquely to identify the blast hole based on the co-ordinate position of the blast hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: AFRICAN EXPLOSIVES LIMITED
    Inventors: Horst Wolfgang Friedrich Von Lengeling, Ewan James Sellers, Mauritz Kotze, Peter Robert Wight
  • Publication number: 20110247802
    Abstract: Systems and methods used in treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Some embodiments also generally relate to barriers that have novel components therein. Such barriers may be obtained by using the systems and methods described. Some embodiments also generally relate to systems, methods, and/or processes for treating fluid produced from the subsurface formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich Johann Deeg, Mikhail Boris Geilikman, Fersheed Khodadad Mody
  • Publication number: 20110108069
    Abstract: A composition and method for the removal of biological fouling from wetted surfaces intermittently or continuously in contact with water is disclosed. The method includes the steps of preparing a cleaning composition of basic pH from a strong base and an active oxygen donor component, applying the composition to the surface to be cleaned, and after a selected residence time, removing any unreacted cleaning composition and all removed fouling by rinsing or flushing with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: FLORAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich Zwanziger, Ulrich Reimann-Philipp
  • Patent number: 7852355
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method inside an augmented reality system for visually displaying simulation results in a mixed virtual-real environment. The system and method permit one or more users to carry out simulation processes in the context of a real environment, particularly in the field of industrial automation systems and to visually display their static and dynamic results in the contest of the real environment. Processes running in the real environment are detected and synchronized with the simulation. A control unit enables a reciprocal influencing of real processes with the simulation. In addition, the user can control the execution of the simulation via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Soeren Moritz, Michael Schlereth
  • Patent number: 7814122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for documentation processing, in particular for technical and industrial applications, with storage means (1) for storing documentation data (I1 . . . In) on several levels (E1 . . . Em) and with acquisition means (2) for acquiring real information (R), with access means for accessing the documentation data (I1 . . . In) and with evaluation means (A) for evaluating the real information (R) and for selecting the stored documentation data in dependence on the real information (R). As a result, for example for service applications in situ, i.e. for example the location of an automation system, structured and selective access to the documentation data is made possible by the integration of the documentation data (I1 . . . In) as augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20100143187
    Abstract: A method for determining the relative level of contamination of a component in a water treatment infrastructure is disclosed. The method includes the steps of at least partially filling the component with water; isolating the component from the remainder of the infrastructure; taking a control water sample from the component at a point in time Ts and determining the quality of the water sample at Ts; storing the control water sample for a preselected test period Tt and in a container which will not affect the quality of the water sample; taking a second water sample from the component at a point in time Ts+Tt; determining the quality of the second water sample and the quality of the control water sample at Ts+Tt and calculating the water quality decrease in the control sample and the second sample during the test period Tt. The relative level of contamination of the component is calculated by subtracting any water quality decrease in the control sample from the water quality decrease in the second sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Ulrich REIMANN-PHILIPP, Wolfgang Friedrich ZWANZIGER, Martin HOLLAND
  • Publication number: 20100113261
    Abstract: A water gas shift catalyst comprising a platinum group metal dispersed on an inorganic oxide support modified with a carbon-containing burn-out additive and a rare earth oxide. A water gas shift catalyst containing alumina, a platinum group metal, and oxides of Pr and Nd are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: BASF CATALYSTS LLC
    Inventors: Oleg Mikhailovich Ilinich, Robert J. Farrauto, Wolfgang Friedrich Reuttinger, Xiaolin Yang
  • Patent number: 7704486
    Abstract: A water gas shift catalyst comprising a platinum group metal dispersed on an inorganic oxide support modified with a carbon-containing burn-out additive and a rare earth oxide. A water gas shift catalyst containing alumina, a platinum group metal, and oxides of Pr and Nd are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Oleg Mikhailovich Ilinich, Robert J. Farrauto, Wolfgang Friedrich Ruettinger, Xiaolin Yang
  • Publication number: 20090278795
    Abstract: An illumination assembly for an interactive input system comprises at least two proximate radiation sources directing radiation into a region of interest, each of the radiation sources having a different emission angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: SMART TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Jeremy Hansen, Alex Chtchetinine, Wolfgang Friedrich, Zoran Nesic
  • Publication number: 20090229338
    Abstract: A device for crimping the mouth of a detonator housing comprises a pair of opposed jaws reciprocally movable relative to each other, and a plurality of toothed segments on each jaw. The segments are moveable, are located in a jaw cavity, and together form a segmented ring. The side faces of each segment converge from a broad radially outer end towards a toothed radially inner narrow end. A resiliently stressable biasing element is provided between each adjacent pair of segments. The biasing elements act to space the segments of each pair apart when the jaws are spaced apart from each other, and also act to permit the segments, in response to movement of the moveable segments arising from the closing of the jaws, to abut against one another in series when the jaws are tightly in contact with each another, to form the segmented ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: AFRICAN EXPLOSIVES LIMITED
    Inventor: Horst Wolfgang Friedrich Von Lengeling
  • Patent number: 7527094
    Abstract: A barrier system for a subsurface treatment area is described. The barrier system includes a first barrier formed around at least a portion of the subsurface treatment area. The first barrier is configured to inhibit fluid from exiting or entering the subsurface treatment area. A second barrier is formed around at least a portion of the first barrier. A separation space exists between the first barrier and the second barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Billy John McKinzie, Harold J. Vinegar, Kenneth Michael Cowan, Wolfgang Friedrich Johann Deeg, Sau-Wai Wong
  • Patent number: 7463149
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automation system in which automation components (1) have integrated RFID tags (2) with a memory (3) for storing identification and operating data. The automation components further feature integrated RFID write/read devices (4), which can write current operating and process data onto the RFID tag (2) and can read data from the RFID rag (2). Furthermore, a mobile RFID write/read device (5) is provided, with the aid of which the data can be read out from the RFID tag (2) of the automation component (1) and/or data can be entered into the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Bernd Opgenoorth, Joachim Scharnagl
  • Publication number: 20080100570
    Abstract: The invention relates to an augmented-reality system having a mobile apparatus for the context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions. The context-dependent insertion of assembly instructions with process-optimized allocation of the necessary work steps provides situation-related support by for work sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedrich, Wolfgang Wohlgemuth