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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft patents (2016 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, we're just tracking patents.

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Salient pole rotor

A salient pole rotor includes at least two radially outward facing pole bodies, electrical windings respectively disposed in surrounding relationship to the pole bodies, and pole shoes provided on the pole bodies. Each pole shoe is arranged radially outwardly on the electrical winding of the pole body and has a width which is wider in a circumferential direction than a width of the pole body. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Electrical switch

An electrical switch is disclosed for switching an electric current between a feed and an outgoer. The electrical switch can be mounted in a switchgear assembly and as a result electrical contact can be made with the electrical switch by a feed and an outgoer of the switchgear assembly. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

A protective electronic module for an hvdc convertor

An electronic module for protecting power semiconductor devices of an hvdc converter against high current surges and damaging electrical discharges includes a capacitor, a short circuit device, a movable portion, a short circuit portion and a spring element. The short circuit device is connected in parallel with the capacitor and has first and second busbars. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Electrical switch

An electrical switch for switching an electric current is disclosed. The electrical switch includes an electronic trip unit, embodied in a bipartite fashion. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

High-voltage insulator

A high-voltage insulator has an insulating body which is arranged around a high-voltage conductor. The high-voltage insulator has a damping chamber which at least partially engages around the insulating body and which is filled with an electrically insulating damping medium for damping an action of external mechanical force on the insulating body. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Logical position sensor

A method of creating a logical position sensor for a component of an automation system includes an automation device determining (i) a unique identifier for the component; (ii) a geographical position of the component; and (iii) a logical position of the component within a production process performed by the automation system. The method further includes the automation device creating a logical position sensor for the component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Detection for localizing a particle

Detection for localizing at least one particle moving in a flow includes emitting a transmission signal by a transmitter, and receiving a reflected reception signal. The reflected reception signal is frequency and phase modulated in comparison with the transmission signal. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Method for operating a gas turbine installation and the same

A method for operating a gas turbine installation with a measured compressor inlet temperature (ti-actual) and a virtually constant turbine inlet temperature (titiso), wherein to provide safe operation of the gas turbine installation, an increase in a calculated exhaust gas temperature (atk) is compensated by a reduced mass flow (m) of a flow medium flowing through a compressor of the gas turbine installation. An arrangement for operating the gas turbine installation includes a functional unit and a gas turbine installation with a compressor, a turbine, a control system for operating the method.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Sealing system for a steam turbine, and steam turbine

A sealing system for sealing a sealing gap between an outer housing and a rotor shaft of a rotor of a steam turbine, having a blocking medium wall for producing a blocking medium area between the rotor shaft and the outer housing in the region in front of and/or in the sealing gap, wherein the blocking medium wall is secured to the outer housing. The sealing system also has a blocking medium opening in the blocking medium wall in order to feed a blocking medium from the outside into the blocking medium area. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Iproton sponge as supplement to electrolytes for photocatalytic and electrochemical co2 reduction

The invention relates to a method for converting carbon dioxide and water, wherein the electrolyte comprises a proton sponge which serves to accumulate co2 in the electrolyte. The invention further relates to a corresponding use of a proton sponge and to an electrolyte comprising at least one proton sponge.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

A lifting device

A device is provided for lifting equipment including a plurality of outwardly extending struts each of which includes a head portion and a root portion connected to the head portion; and a plurality of separate connection parts, the connection parts being capable of being connected at a first position and a second position to the head portion of the struts. The first position and the second position are located two respective sides of a central axis of the strut, so that the first position and the second position are respectively capable of bearing the gravity load of the equipment and balancing the stress loads which the struts incur when the equipment is lifted by the device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Transport system

A transport system includes a non-rail-bound, electric or hybrid-electric vehicle, an overhead contact line system along a lane for providing electrical energy, and a pantograph on the vehicle feeding electrical energy through a sliding contactor to line system contact wires. A detection device on the vehicle detects a position-dependent contact wire height and has a position determination system for a current detection position of the vehicle and a sensor system above a wheel level determining a contact wire height above a roadway at the detection position. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Machine interface, drive and vertical grinding mill

The invention concerns a machine interface (1) between a grinding pan (2) of a vertical grinding mill (3) and a drive (4) of the grinding pan (2). The machine interface (1) is designed such that the grinding pan (2) and the drive (4) are thermally decoupled.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Corona shielding system, in particular outer corona shielding system for an electrical machine

A corona shielding system for an electric machine, for example a high-voltage machine, such as a generator, for generating electrical energy, an electric motor or else other electric operating means having a relatively high rated voltage, such as transformers, bushings, cables, etc, is disclosed. The corona shielding system may include a filler mixture including both planar and spherical particles. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160374236

Conductive corona shielding paper, in particular for outer corona shielding

A corona shielding paper for use in a corona shielding system for an electric machine, e.g. A high-voltage machine, may be produced by compacting partial discharge-resistant, planar, conductive particles but can include both reinforcement fibers and a woven fabric.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160372955

Inductive charging device, electric vehicle, charging station, and method for inductive charging

The invention relates to an inductive charging device having at least one inductive charging coil wound about a coil axis, and an electric or dielectric antenna, which is arranged at a location that is shifted parallel to the coil axis in relation to a location of a region of the charging coil, a location within the at least one charging coil, or a location between the charging coils. The electric vehicle and the charging station each have such an inductive charging device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160372243

Anisotropic rare earths-free matrix-bonded high-performance permanent magnet having a nanocrystalline structure, and method for production thereof

A method for producing a permanent magnet includes coating synthesized nanoparticles with a matrix by a by physical or physical-chemical deposition process, and introducing the matrix-coated nanoparticles into a mold, and exposing the matrix-coated nanoparticles in the mold to an external force field. High fill levels can be achieved in this manner.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160371510

Data storage device for protected data exchange between different security zones

The embodiments relate to a data storage device for protected data exchange between different security zones including at least a storage unit, a data validation unit, and an access control unit. The storage unit has a first interface to a first security zone, via which the data elements may only be written to the storage unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160371497

Method for requesting a closure of a track section and a closure revocation and assembly having a communication device on a track section

A method for requesting a closure of a track section and a closure revocation by way of a closure signal sent by a communication device, having a monitor on the track section, to a signal box and by way of a sent closure revocation signal. In order to render such a method more secure, the sent signals are secured by way of a secure computer module that can be optically coupled to the monitor, and a signal box is used which is expanded in such a way that the signal box detects the sent and secured signals and sends confirmation signals to the secure computer module. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160371306

Apparatus for a luggage conveying device, and method for operating a luggage conveying device

An apparatus and a method for a luggage conveying device. The apparatus has an image capturing device for taking at least one image of pieces of luggage that are to be conveyed, a database in which the image or data that is generated from the image and is specific to the piece of luggage can be stored at least in part, and an output device for outputting the stored image or the stored data on a piece of luggage that is to be identified.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160371212

Input circuit that can be made redundant, input circuit unit having at least one input circuit, and method for operating the input circuit unit

A method and input circuit unit having a first input circuit and a redundant second input circuit, wherein each input circuit includes an input for feeding a measurement current that can be obtained from a signaling device and that can be switched over and operated in such an input circuit unit, where the measurement current causes a voltage drop across a measurement resistor that can be evaluated as a measured value, where a parallel connection of the first and second input circuits causes division of the measurement current among the first and second input circuits, and where at least one input circuit include a device for compensating the decreased voltage drop across the measurement resistor resulting from the division of the measurement current.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160370784

Interfaces for connected software applications in automation environments

A method of executing apps on a production device in an automation environment includes storing a plurality of apps in a runtime environment of the production device. A metadata file is stored for each respective app included in the plurality of apps. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160370245

Differential pressure sensor assembly

A method of manufacturing a differential pressure sensor is provided. The method includes providing a housing of a differential pressure sensor and a cover. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160370044

Heat pump with a storage tank

A device includes a storage tank and a heat pump including at least one condenser, an expansion valve, an evaporator, and a compressor. The heat pump includes a working circuit for a circulating working fluid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160370017

Thermal connection of a geothermal source to a district heating network

A method and system for providing heat for a district heating supply are provided. Heat at a first temperature level is provided by a thermal water conveying system from a geothermal source. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160369775

Means for alleviating strain on a wind turbine rotor blade

A rotor blade for a wind turbine with an aerodynamic device, and an aerodynamic device is provided. The rotor blade includes a main body defining a pressure side and a suction side of the rotor blade, and includes a main body trailing edge section. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160369637

Turbine component thermal barrier coating with crack isolating engineered surface features

Thermal barrier coatings (tbcs) for turbine engine components are applied over engineered surface features (esfs) that are formed in the component substrate or within intermediate layers applied between the substrate and the tbc. The esfs help anchor the tbc layer and/or localize cracks that are bounded by one or more of the esfs. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160369636

Turbine component thermal barrier coating with depth-varying material properties

A thermal barrier coating (tbc) with depth-varying material properties is formed on a turbine component. Exemplary depth-varying material properties include physical ductility, strength and thermal resistivity that vary from the tbc layer inner to outer surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160369464

Rail vehicle comprising snow plow

A rail vehicle has a vehicle body supported in a sprung fashion on bogies. A snow plow has two blade plates that run to a point and a plow blade arranged vertically adjustably behind the blade plates. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160369110

Surface coating for dissipating electrical charge on anti-static installations and process

A surface coating for lightning protection is embodied as a composite material including a matrix formed from a polysilazane or of a polysiloxane, and filled with lamellar, ceramic particles having an electrically conductive coating of metal oxide. The surface coating may be applied to a blade of a wind turbine by applying the conductive coating in liquid form to the blade, allowing the surface coating to harden at room temperature, and pyrolyzing the surface coating via short periods at temperatures up to 700° c. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/22/16 / #20160368511

Rail vehicle, in particular a locomotive

A rail vehicle, such as a locomotive, has at least one undercarriage with one or more wheel sets and an undercarriage frame. A vehicle body, resiliently supported on the undercarriage, has a vertical pivot pin passing through the undercarriage frame for traction linking the vehicle body. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160365927

Subsea data transmission cable

A subsea data transmission cable for providing data communication with a subsea device installed at the ocean floor is provided. The subsea data transmission cable includes a first section including at least one electrical data line and a second section including at least one fiber optic data line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160365871

Method in a computer system, computer program and data processing system

In a method in a computer system for recoding a coded intermediate variable into a recoded result variable a product is formed by multiplying an input constant by an input variable to be coded. The coded intermediate variable is formed as a function of the product and a multiplicative inverse is determined on the basis of the input constant. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160365728

Network regulation upon threshold value overshoots in a low voltage or medium voltage network

A method for network regulation on threshold value overshoots in a low voltage or medium voltage network, wherein control commands are transmitted from a central regulator of the low or medium voltage network to controllable components of the low voltage or medium voltage network, where information is continuously transmitted from each of the controllable components to the central regulator regarding their emergency reserves for reducing threshold value overshoots, upon a threshold value overshoot, the central regulator calculates the necessary correction and transmits a suitable action instruction to at least one controllable component, with each action instruction, a probability factor is also transmitted which is incrementally raised if, given an insufficient reaction of the controllable components, the threshold value overshoot is not prevented and thus an action instruction must be transmitted anew, and the central regulator informs the network operator if the emergency reserves of the controllable components are insufficient.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160365675

Subsea connector

A subsea connector includes a recess arranged on an inner surface of the housing of the subsea connector. The recess is configured to receive a canted coil spring such that it provides an electrical multi-point contact between an outer shielding layer, sometimes referred to as a screen, of a subsea cable. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160365214

Circuit breaker for an electrical circuit

A circuit breaker is disclosed, including a series circuit including a measuring unit for determining the electrical current or/and voltage of the electrical circuit, an exchangeable trip unit for determining when current limit values are exceeded, and a switching unit for interrupting the electrical circuit if current limit values are exceeded. A switch characteristic module is connected to the trip unit and stores characteristic data relating to the circuit breaker. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160364902

High quality embedded graphics for remote visualization

Apparatuses and methods for rendering and compositing two-dimensional images for remote visualization using a multi-pass rendering technique are provided. A server computer renders a three-dimensional volume separately from one or more three-dimensional graphical objects to be embedded in the rendered image of the volume. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160363918

Network regulation upon threshold value overshoots in a low voltage or medium voltage network

A method for network regulation upon threshold value overshoots in a low voltage or medium voltage network, wherein control commands are transmitted from a central regulation unit of the low or medium voltage network to controllable components of the low voltage or medium voltage network, where upon occurrence of the threshold value overshoot, the central regulation unit calculates the necessary correction and transmits a suitable action instruction to at least one controllable component, with each action instruction, a probability factor is also transmitted which is incrementally raised if, given an insufficient reaction of the controllable components, the threshold value overshoot is not prevented and thus an action instruction must be transmitted anew, and the central regulation unit informs the network operator if the emergency reserves of the controllable components are insufficient to prevent the threshold value overshoot.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160363913

Device and method for optimizing an operating point for the operation of a system

A device and method for optimizing an operating point to operate an automated process technology system, wherein historical process data, which is stored as temporal data sequences were recorded during operation of the system in a data memory, is evaluated to determine the operating point, where for each different operating point, which preferably correspond to stationary states of the system operation, a measure for the quality of the operation of the system is determined, the operating point from the past with the best quality is then advantageously used for the future operation of the system or is used for a subsequent further optimization.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160363566

Detector arrangement

A detector arrangement to be scaled or adapted in a simple manner depending on the application includes n·m (n≧2, m≧2) thermal conductivity detectors that are each arranged in a mounting on a detector block having a high thermal conductivity, wherein each case m detector block is secured radially symmetrically and spaced apart from one another on a carrier having a central opening, forming a detector module, and n detector modules are located on a common axis by the central openings of the carriers.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160363530

Process gas analyzer and method for analyzing a process gas

A process gas analyzer and method for analyzing a process gas carried in a plant section, wherein light from a light source is passed through the process gas and detected via a detector, evaluated in an evaluation unit to produce an analysis result with respect to the absorption in the process gas, where chambers or purging pipes, present between the light source and the plant section and also between the detector and the plant section, are flushed with a purge gas to analyze the process gas, and where the volume flow rate of the purge gas is periodically modulated and the effect of the purge gas on the analysis result is determined based on changes in the detected absorption caused by the modulation and removed from the analysis result to enable a high degree of compensation for measurement errors caused by the purging.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160363511

Arrangement, test rig and method for testing a switch mechanism

A switch mechanism serves for changing over the path traveled by a rail vehicle on a track. The switch mechanism has an electric motor, the rotational movement of which is converted into a linear movement by way of a spindle rod or toothed rack. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160362997

Turbine abradable layer with inclined angle surface ridge or groove pattern

Turbine and compressor casing/housing abradable component embodiments for turbine engines, have abradable surfaces with ridges projecting from the abradable surface, separated by grooves. The ridges have one or both sidewalls inclined against the opposing turbine blade tip rotational direction for redirecting and/or dissipating blade tip gap leakage airflow energy. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160362996

Component which can be subjected to hot gas for a gas turbine and sealing arrangement having such a component

A component which can be subjected to hot gas for a gas turbine, the component having at least one wall, which includes a first surface as far as an edge, the first surface for delimiting a hot gas flow path of the gas turbine, and which includes a second surface, which adjoins the edge and is arranged transversely to the first surface. A groove for receiving a sealing element is arranged in the second surface and extends at least partially along the edge at a distance from the edge. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160362986

Turbine airfoil cooling system for bow vane

A cooling system (10) for a turbine airfoil (12) of a gas turbine engine, wherein the airfoil (12) has a bowed configuration is disclosed. The airfoil (12) may be configured such that the leading edge (16) or trailing edge (18), or both, may have midsections that are positioned further upstream than outer ends of the leading and trailing edges (16, 18). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/15/16 / #20160362981

Rotor component with surfaces for checking concentricity

A rotor component for a rotor assembly of a fluid energy machine, particularly of a gas turbine, a steam turbine, a compressor or the like, wherein the rotor component is at least partly made of a material susceptible to corrosion and/or oxidation and can be arranged concentrically to a rotation axis of the rotor assembly. The rotor component includes a circular surface for checking concentricity of the rotor component with respect to the rotation axis. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160359634

Client device and server device for the secured activation of functions of a client

A client device for the secured activation of functions of a client is disclosed. The client device has a storage unit for storing a plurality of service keys, each service key defining at least one function of the client and being allocated to a password, a receiving unit for receiving a password from a server, and a processing unit for comparing the plurality of service keys with the received password, for selecting the service key to which the received password is allocated, and for activating at least one function of the client which is contained in the selected service key. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160359381

Main element of an electric machine

The invention relates to a main element (400) of an electric machine. Said main element (400) comprises several winding strands (100, 200, 300) with electric coils (101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302) which interconnected so as to be electrically conductive and a winding core (k) which comprises first grooves (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9), through which the precisely one coil (101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302) runs, and second grooves (2, 5, 8), through which precisely two different coils (101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302) run. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160358697

Method and apparatus for producing a submarine cable, and submarine cable produced therewith

A method and to an apparatus for producing a submarine cable containing a number of conductors, in particular energy conductors and/or data conductors, that are accommodated inside a cable-protecting pipe, is provided. The following method steps being carried out: a) providing the conductors and the cable-protecting sheath and conveying the same into a common assembly region; b) bringing the conductors and the cable-protecting pipe together; c) opening the separating slit in the cable-protecting pipe such that an insertion opening of the open separating slit is formed; e) holding the open separating slit open; f) inserting the conductors into the cable-protecting pipe through the insertion opening in the open separating slit; and g) releasing the open separating slit.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160357997

Communication device for identifying and/or locating an rfid transponder

The invention relates to a communication device (10) for identifying and/or locating an rfid transponder (12), comprising a first rfid reader (14) and at least one second rfid reader (16), wherein the first and/or the at least one second rfid reader (14, 16) for identifying and/or locating the rfid transponder (12) sends out a query signal (s1 to s4) to the rfid transponder (12) and receives a response signal (a1, a2) from the rfid transponder (12), and wherein the communication device (10) comprises a trigger device (18) which is designed so as to send a trigger signal (r1/2_out, r3/4_out, r1/2/3/4_out) to the first and/or the at least one second rfid reader (14, 16), as a result of which the first and/or the at least one second rfid reader (14, 16) sends out the query signal (s1 to s4).. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160357179

Method and apparatus for distributed process controll

A distributed process control system having at least one automation unit on the plant side that calculates a plurality of first process variables and influences the process that is connected by first data link to a monitoring system that controls and/or monitors the process. The system has an external computing unit that is connected by a distributed communication mechanism to the automation unit and exchanges data with it using a second data link. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160357175

System and method for control and/or analytics of an industrial process

A system for control and/or analytics of an industrial process, includes at least one plant-side automation unit, and at least one external processing unit. The automation unit receives process input variables, determines results of a first process control algorithm based on the process input variables within a defined period of time and sends the process input variables to the processing unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160356553

Method and device for discharging a stratified thermal storage tank

A method and a device for discharging a thermal stratification storage tank are provided, wherein a first thermal stratification storage tank has a first temperature in a first subsection and a second temperature in a second subsection, when the working fluid of an organic rankine cycle in the liquid aggregate state in a fluid heat transfer medium of the first thermal stratification storage tank is introduced into the first or second subsection and brought into direct material contact with the heat transfer medium, wherein at the second temperature in the second subsection the pressure in the first thermal stratification storage tank is less than or equal to the vapor pressure of the working fluid.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160354968

Hybrid solid-inflatable mandrel for blade manufacturing

A mandrel (20, 30) defines a void geometry in a layup for a blade shell (73) via a rigid mandrel core (22, 32) and a plurality of expandable bladders (24a-f, 34a-f) attached adjacently to each other in sequence around a periphery of the core, forming an expandable outer cover on the mandrel. The bladders are controllably expandable (50, 50b, 60) individually or in proper subsets of all the bladders to adjust pressure distribution and mandrel position within the layup after closing a blade shell mold over the layup. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/08/16 / #20160353982

Method for determining measured data from the stomach of a patient

In a method to obtain measurement data from the stomach of a patient using an endoscope, a degassed aqueous drink solution is administered to the stomach of the patient and the measurement data are acquired with the degassed aqueous drink solution present in the stomach.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160352240

Modular subsea converter

A modular subsea converter for providing a frequency conversion of ac electric power is provided. The modular subsea converter includes at least one base module having a subsea enclosure and electrical connections disposed within the subsea enclosure. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160351326

Inductor

An inductor for induction thermography may be designed, in at least one section, as a rectangularly wound conductor that includes a closed conductor loop which, except for a conductor forming the conductor loop, is free from electrical components.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160350948

Reconstruction of time-varying data

Systems and methods are provided for data reconstruction. In accordance with one aspect, data interpolation is performed on a time-varying three-dimensional (3d) image dataset of one or more vessel-like structures to generate at least one interpolated voxel value. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160350364

Method and computer program product for semantically representing a system of devices

An automated method for semantically representing a system of uses an ontology design pattern that allows model transformation from a tag representation to an ontological structure and back. Thereby, a tagging-based data model, e.g., according to haystack project, is provided for representing at least one of said devices by an entity, wherein each entity is associated by at least one tag. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160348986

Thermal energy storage with reduced internal natural convection

A thermal energy storage is provided comprising a housing, a thermal energy storage structure arranged within the housing, the thermal energy storage structure comprising thermal energy storage elements and a plurality of dividing elements, the plurality of dividing elements being arranged such that the thermal energy storage elements are divided into a plurality of layers, a fluid inlet, the fluid inlet being in fluid communication with the housing and adapted to receive a working fluid and provide a flow of working fluid towards the housing, and a convection reducing structure arranged adjacent the thermal energy storage structure at a side of the thermal energy storage structure that faces the fluid inlet. Furthermore, a method of storing thermal energy and a steam power plant for producing electrical energy are described.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160348914

Swirler for a burner of a gas turbine engine

A fuel injection structure for a swirler of a burner of a gas turbine engine, wherein the swirler includes a plurality of vanes and a plurality of mixing channels between the vanes to channel air from a radially outer end of the mixing channel to a radially inner end of the mixing channel, of the fuel injection structure which includes at least two injection ports to inject fuel into the channeled air. A swirler for a burner of a gas turbine engine, and a burner of a gas turbine engine and a gas turbine engine includes the fuel injection structure.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160348690

Operation of a gas turbine system in part load operation

A method for operating a gas turbine system in part load operation wherein a compressor pre-guide blade adjustment for part load operation is initiated in case of a given state of a flow medium which flows into a compressor, a value of the initiated compressor pre-guide blade adjustment is compared with a compressor pre-guide blade adjustment limit value which is determined depending on the state of the flow medium, and, if the value of the initiated compressor pre-guide blade adjustment meets a predefined condition with regard to the compressor pre-guide blade adjustment limit value, at least one measure is initiated for changing the state of the flow medium which flows into the compressor in part load operation. An arrangement has an actuating device, determining device and control unit to carry out the method. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160348650

Coupling arrangement in the field of wind turbines

A coupling arrangement for wind turbines, a wind turbine, and to a method for assembling the coupling arrangement is provided. A coupling arrangement for wind turbines is disclosed, including a nacelle having a plurality of bolts, a tower having a plurality of bolt holes, the bolts being insertable in the bolt holes by moving the nacelle and the tower towards each other in a mounting direction, and locking means for locking the nacelle to the tower in a direction opposite to the mounting direction.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160348647

Pitch system locking arrangement

A pitch system locking arrangement is provided. A rotor of a wind turbine is disclosed with a pitch system locking arrangement to lock the position of a wind turbine rotor blade. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160348592

Operation of a gas turbine plant having a compressor and a turbine

A method for operating a gas turbine plant having a compressor and a turbine, where a limit value of a guide blade adjustment for the compressor of the gas turbine is identified depending on at least one drive shaft speed of the gas turbine plant. For the at least one drive shaft speed, a maximum allowable turbine entry temperature corresponding to the limit value of the guide vane adjustment for the compressor or a maximum allowable temperature for the turbine of the gas turbine, which is dependent on the turbine entry temperature, is identified. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160348250

Component with an abradable coating and a method for coating the abradable coating

A component for a turbomachine, the component including a coating for minimizing thermal gradients within the component, the coating including a first coating on at least a portion of a surface of the component, wherein the first coating is substantially free from rhenium. Further, the component includes a second coating on the first coating. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160347182

Method and device for the plausibility check of safety-relevant variables

A method for a plausibility check of safety-relevant variables, wherein a first safety-relevant variable and a further safety-relevant variable are dependent on one another and are each provided to be raised from a lower safety level to a higher safety level. The plausibility check of the first safety-relevant variable is performed in a first time interval of a cycle of a clock by implementing a first plausibility rule, and upon a successful plausibility check during the first time interval, is raised from the lower safety level to the higher safety level for the safety-relevant variable. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160347180

Redundant drive system

The invention relates to a drive system (1). The drive system (1) has at least two inverters (3, 31, 32, 33) and at least two motors (2). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/01/16 / #20160345929

System and method for dynamic virtual collision objects

A system and method of dynamic virtual collision objects includes a control unit for a medical device. The control unit includes one or more processors and an interface coupling the control unit to the medical device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160345460

Compressed-air rack for an electric locomotive

. . A compressed-air rack for an electric locomotive includes an electric assembly that is inserted between sheet metal walls of the compressed-air rack and is provided with electric modules which are accessible from the front. In order to be able to produce the electric assembly in a comparatively inexpensive manner and to mount the same with relative ease in the compressed air rack, the electric assembly includes a frame that has no rear wall and has open sides and reinforcing transverse members similar to a skeleton, and electric modules are mounted on the transverse members.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160345361

Data transmission in a segmented communication network

A method for data transmission in a communication network that is split into a plurality of segments including a transmission medium and at least one slave subscriber, each segment being provided with a segment master, and two respective adjacent segments being connected by a transition region, where a segment master and a slave subscriber, which is situated in the segment of the segment master or in a transition region connecting this segment to an adjacent segment, communicate via the transmission medium of the segment of the segment master, where the segment master assigns the slave subscriber at least one transmission time interval for sending messages, so that transmission time intervals assigned by the segment master do not overlap, and where a slave subscriber within a transition region checks, before sending a message, whether the transmission media of both segments connected by the transition region are free to send a message.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160344727

Characterizing a client apparatus on at least one server apparatus

Systems and methods for characterizing a client apparatus on at least one server apparatus are provided. A first certificate is received in the event of a first request for a connection set-up from a server apparatus in a client apparatus. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160344234

Optimizing the distribution of electrical energy

The invention relates to methods and systems for optimizing the distribution of electrical energy in an electrical power supply system (i) which comprises autonomous supply system regions (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), comprising the method steps of:—receiving input data (ii) by at least two dispatcher instances (5a, 7a), wherein the input data (ii) represents energy intervals (5i, 6i, 7i, 8i, 9i) which are requested by the autonomous supply system regions (5, 6, 7, 8, 9);—calculating at least one solution (5s, 7s) of the distribution of electrical energy to the supply system regions (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) by each of the at least two dispatcher instances (5a, 7a);—selecting one of the calculated solutions (5s, 7s) for the distribution of electrical energy in the power supply system (i) by means of a leader election. The invention relates to the technical field of distributing electrical energy and can be used, for example, for smart grids.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160342154

Estimation of health parameters in industrial gas turbines

A method for determining a deviation value of a health parameter, in particular a capacity or efficiency parameter, of at least one component of a gas turbine. A pressure value and temperature value at a measuring point of the component is measured. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160341782

Devices and methods for arc fault detection

Devices and methods for arc fault detection, based on arc sound signals, are disclosed. The device can monitor sound data from a power device by one or more microphones arranged near the power device and extract the characteristic of the sound data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160341703

Ultrasonic test apparatus and method for ultrasonic testing

An ultrasonic test apparatus including a test head for emitting an emission frequency spectrum having an emission center frequency and receiving a reception frequency spectrum having a reception center frequency, a unit being provided in which a fourier transform on the received reception frequency spectrum can be carried out, and the reception center frequency of the fourier-transformed reception frequency spectrum being subsequently determined, and subsequently a defined add-on amplification being applied to the reception frequency spectrum. Also, a method for ultrasonic testing is disclosed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160341682

Thermal conductivity detector

A thermal conductivity detector with a bar which is arranged in the center and in the longitudinal direction of a channel such that it can be flowed around by a fluid and is supported unilaterally on a support traversing the channel, which has a support arm on each of the two sides of the connection with the bar, wherein the bar and the support are made of doped silicon and on one side, under an intermediate layer of an insulating layer, have a metal layer which is interrupted in one region of one of the support arms and is in contact there with the doped silicon through the insulating layer on the side next to the support arm and at the free end of the bar respectively.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160341681

Thermal conductivity detector and detector module

A thermal conductivity detector for a gas chromatograph includes a heatable resistive detector element configured to be physically arranged in a flow of analytes eluting from a chromatography column and electrically arranged together with resistors in separate arms of a measuring bridge, wherein to provide a new configuration of the thermal conductivity detector to allow high detector sensitivity and to meet intrinsic safety requirements, the detector element includes at least two equal detector sub-elements that are configured to be physically arranged in series in the flow of analytes and electrically arranged in parallel with each other, where the detector element in one arm and a reference resistor in the other arm of the same half of the measuring bridge are configured such that the total resistance of the parallel detector sub-elements at operating temperature is at least approximately equal to the resistance of the reference resistor.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160341554

Method and system for producing a vector map

A method for producing a vector map of a prescribed area may include producing orthophotographs by a first camera oriented at right angles to the earth's surface and fitted to an unmanned, automated air vehicle that overflies the prescribed area at a high altitude; evaluating the orthophotographs to ascertain at least one infrastructure network located in the area; computing a flight route for the unmanned autonomous air vehicle along the ascertained infrastructure network located in the area; producing detail aerial photographs of the infrastructure network along the computed flight route by a second camera oriented obliquely with respect to the earth's surface and fitted to the unmanned automated air vehicle that overflies the infrastructure network located in the area at least one low altitude, and computing the vector map of the area based on the orthophotographs produced and the detail aerial photographs.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160341176

Connecting element for connecting a bearing device of a rotor blade to be connected to a rotor hub of a wind turbine to a mounting flange of the rotor hub

A connecting element for connecting a bearing device, in particular a rolling bearing or plain bearing, of a rotor blade to be connected to a rotor hub of a wind turbine to a mounting flange of the rotor hub, wherein the connecting element has a first connecting region for connecting the connecting element to a mounting flange of a rotor hub of a wind turbine and a second connecting region for connecting the connecting element to a bearing device, in particular a rolling bearing or plain bearing, of a rotor blade to be connected to the or a rotor hub of a wind turbine, is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160341121

Accumulator system coupled to gas turbines for intake fluid preheating

An accumulator system is coupled to gas turbines for storing thermal energy in a heat accumulator, having a charge circuit and a discharge circuit. The charge circuit has an electrically operated heat generation device which is configured for generating heat with the utilization of electrical energy. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160340149

Method for determining moving mass of a door system

A method for determining moving mass of a door system, actuated by a motor, wherein a) the motor electrical output, which is converted into mechanical output, is measured, b) the electrical output is summed during opening and/or closure, starting from the beginning of the actuation of the mass by the motor from initial rest until an end rest position is reached following completion of the actuation to determine energy losses, c) measurement of the maximum speed of the mass of the door system is measured during opening and/or closure, d) the electrical output provided by the motor from the initial rest position of the mass of the door system until achieving the maximum speed v thereof is summed, and the obtained energy value is reduced by the energy losses occurring up to this time point to determine the mass of the door system from the obtained kinetic energy.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160339576

Handheld device for driving a stator blade into a blade groove

A handheld device for driving a stator blade into a blade groove arranged on a stator blade support of a turbine and which contains at least one stem element, having a striking device for carrying out individual hammer strikes of specifiable forces onto the stator blade to be driven, a trigger device for manually triggering an individual hammer strike to be carried out using the striking device, a detecting device for detecting respective installation force of the stator blade to be driven, the installation force being achieved with an individual hammer strike carried out using the striking device, an electronic analyzing device for analyzing each installation force of the stator blade to be driven, the installation force being detected using the detecting device, and at least one signaling device for signaling the installation force of the stator blade to be driven, the installation force being detected using the detecting device.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160338797

Method and apparatus to provide updated patient images during robotic surgery

In a method and an apparatus to provide updated images during a robotically-implemented surgical procedure, 3d data are obtained of a volume of a patient, which includes anatomy involved in the procedure. The anatomy is segmented from a reconstructed image of the volume. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/24/16 / #20160338490

Foot platform and desk comprising a foot platform

A foot support platform has a foot rest plate mounted pivotably on a housing of the foot platform. The lower face of the foot rest plate is supported by a spring. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160337673

Protection of privacy in a video stream by means of a redundant slice

In order to protect data privacy in a video stream, a video stream is provided which includes a slice structure. A video stream slice includes content that is to be protected is identified. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160336113

Method for producing a capacitor, capacitor and use thereof

A capacitor, a method for producing a capacitor, and the use of a capacitor of for producing an electric cable, a coaxial cable and/or a resonant heating cable are disclosed. The method may be suitable for mass production of a capacitor, e.g., a cylindrical capacitor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160334376

Method and thermal conductivity detector

A thermal conductivity detector includes a heatable resistive detector configured to be physically arranged in an analytes flow eluting from a chromatography column and electrically arranged with resistors in separate arms of a measuring bridge, an amplifier which detects differential voltage between two opposite nodes of the bridge and applies an output voltage to other opposite nodes of the measuring bridge to maintain the detector at a constant operating temperature, and an additional resistor with a controllable switch in parallel connected in series with the detector or resistor arranged in one arm of the bridge, where the switch is periodically turned on and off at a predetermined duty cycle and/or controlled by information on characteristic times-of-arrival of analytes at the detector to compensate for operating temperature uncertainties due to manufacturing variations of the resistors and/or to allow for processing small and large peaks of a chromatogram with highest available resolution.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160334149

Method for configuring the size of a heat transfer surface

A method is disclosed for producing a heat exchanger having at least one heat transfer surface, wherein the heat is used in a thermodynamic process that uses a fluid that is condensed, expanded, evaporated, and compressed in a cycle process. The area of the heat transfer surface may be dimensioned with respect to a minimum surface area measurement of the heat transfer surface, the minimum surface area measurement being required at least for transmitting a minimum heat quantity to the fluid used with the heat exchanger in order to prevent a condensation of the fluid before, during, and after the compression process. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160334037

Connecting system

A connecting system for detachably connecting first pipe end to second pipe end, wherein first pipe end has sealing cone facing toward the second pipe end and a shoulder section. The connecting system includes first clamping disk, surrounding first pipe end and arranged on that side of the shoulder section which is averted from sealing cone, second clamping disk, surrounding and connected to second pipe end, and a multiplicity of screws, detachably connecting first clamping disk to second clamping disk. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160333798

Method for regulating a gas turbine

A method for regulating a gas turbine wherein the fuel quantity supplied to the burners of the gas turbine is regulated using a target value for the corrected turbine outlet temperature. A stable operation of the gas turbine is to be allowed with a particularly high degree of efficiency and a high output at the same time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160332641

Vehicle, in particular rail vehicle, with a compressed air-operated toilet device

A vehicle, in particular a rail vehicle, includes a compressed-air-operated toilet device and a compressed air supply system which supplies compressed air to the toilet device during normal operation. The vehicle also includes an emergency compressed air source that is suitable for providing compressed air for continued operation of the toilet device in the event of a failure of the compressed air supply system.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160332640

Operator compartment for a rail vehicle, assembly device for a track camera, and front window roll-up sun shield of a rail vehicle

An operator compartment of a rail vehicle includes two front windows separated by a connection beam, a track monitoring camera attached in a lower region of the connection beam by a fastening device, and a front window roll-up sun shield which can be drawn in the interior of the operator compartment and has guides running along both sides of the front windows. The guides have lower retaining devices. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/17/16 / #20160332484

Wheel set for a rail vehicle

A wheel set for a rail vehicle, in particular for a locomotive, includes two track wheels which are connected by a wheel axle mounted in two wheel set bearings. Each wheel set bearing includes a cast bearing housing, which is closed by an outer housing cover and an inner pressure ring. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160330168

Communication device and method for providing a name service within an industrial automation system

A method for providing a name service within an industrial automation system, wherein communication devices of the industrial automation system each check via a name service component whether a device name with a topological or hierarchical name component, which essentially completely designates a spatial or hierarchical arrangement of the respective communication device, is allocated to the respective communication device, where in cases of a positive check result, the communication devices each designate their associated device name as complete device name, and where in cases of a negative check result, the communication devices each independently generate their complete device name from topological or hierarchical name components distributed via messages with router advertisements and a name component unambiguous within their respective subnetwork.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160329975

Digital measurement input for an electric automation device, electric automation device comprising a digital measurement input, and method for processing digital input measurement values

A digital measurement input for an electric automation device has a receiving device configured to receive digital input measurement values generated by sampling an analog measurement signal at a first sampling rate, and a signal converting device configured to generate digital output measurement values from the digital input measurement values and to provide digital output measurement values. The sampling rate and sampling times of each digital output measurement value is adapted to a specified sampling rate and/or specified sampling time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160329769

Insulation system, stator, electrical machine, in particular a turbogenerator, and method for insulating an electrical conducting element

An insulation system of an electrical conductive element of an electrical machine, having a number of insulation system layers including an inner potential control layer, a main insulation layer, an outer corona shielding layer, and an end corona shielding layer, each of the insulation system layers having a resin-impregnated tape material strip that is wound, with a plurality of windings, around the electrical conductive element in such a way that the windings are arranged with overlapping regions half overlapping long side regions of each tape material strip, wherein, at least one of the tape material strips is flattened at the long side regions thereof, in relation to the mid-region thereof.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160329696

Circuit breaker

A circuit breaker is disclosed for an electrical circuit. The circuit breaker includes a tripping unit; at least one current sensor; and an input for a signal, at which a blocking signal for a circuit breaker arranged upstream on the energy sink side, can be received. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160328855

Method and system for whole body bone removal and vascular visualization in medical image data

A method and apparatus for whole body bone removal and vasculature visualization in medical image data, such as computed tomography angiography (cta) scans, is disclosed. Bone structures are segmented in the a 3d medical image, resulting in a bone mask of the 3d medical image. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160328841

Region clustering forest for analyzing medical imaging data

Systems and methods for training a region clustering forest include receiving a set of medical training images for a population of patients. A set of image patches is extracted from each image in the set of medical training images. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160328643

Method and system for approximating deep neural networks for anatomical object detection

A method and system for approximating a deep neural network for anatomical object detection is discloses. A deep neural network is trained to detect an anatomical object in medical images. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160328631

Learning-based aorta segmentation using an adaptive detach and merge algorithm

Systems and methods for segmenting a structure of interest in medical imaging data include generating a binary mask highlighting structures in medical imaging data, the highlighted structures comprising a connected component including a structure of interest. A probability map is computed by classifying voxels in the highlighted structures using a trained classifier. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160328034

Generating an input command

An arrangement for generating an input command having two essentially ring-shaped input elements which are spatially separate from each other, for securing to respectively a hand is provided. A processing unit for generating an input command in accordance with predefined interacting input patterns is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160327655

Conversion film for converting ionizing radiation, radiation detector

A conversion film is disclosed for converting ionizing radiation into light and for producing charge carriers via the produced light. The conversion film includes a conversion layer having a plurality of scintillator particles embedded into a binder, wherein the binder contains at least one first organic semiconductor material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160327148

Planetary gearbox

A planetary gearbox includes a sun wheel rotatably supported in a gearbox housing and having an external toothing, a rotatable hollow wheel, and a planetary carrier rotatably mounted in the gearbox housing. Planetary wheel bearings mount planetary wheels on the planetary carrier for rotation about planetary wheel axes of rotation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160327051

Method of determination and gas turbine

A ascertainment method for determining a final angle of vanes that are adjustable between an initial angle and the final angle and are part of a row of leading vanes which are arranged upstream of a row of trailing vanes of a compressor in a gas turbine, in order to prevent ice from forming in the compressor. During operation of the gas turbine, a current value of at least one process parameter is determined in a parameter ascertainment step, whereupon the final angle is defined in accordance with the value in a final-angle defining step, an aerodynamic speed being determined as the process parameter.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160325765

Information transmission system and information transmission method for rail transport

An economical information transmission system for rail transport includes a transmitter having a known transmission power for communication between a track section and a rail vehicle. A receiver has at least one first adjustable receive level threshold, with which a maximum distance between the transmitter and the receiver can be defined in a particular application, within which the receiver is able to receive with respect to the transmitter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160325762

Bogie comprising a wheelset drive mounted on bearings

A bogie (6) comprises a bogie frame (7). The bogie frame (7) is mounted on bearings (7b) via a first spring device (7a). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160325385

Manganese-containing, cobalt-based high-temperature solder alloy, powder, component and soldering method

A manganese-containing, cobalt-based alloy with zirconium, tantalum and carbon, and good cohesive joint connections, is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/10/16 / #20160325382

Method for protecting a component, laser drilling method, and component

A method is provided for protecting a component during laser working or working that produces melt phases, particularly during laser drilling, of the component with a cavity, in which a through-hole is introduced through a wall of the cavity of the component, in which the cavity is filled at least in an area of a region to be worked, including introducing a mixture of a water-based liquid mixture containing amino acid into the cavity as a filling.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160323266

Method, management apparatus and device for certificate-based authentication of communication partners in a device

A certificate-based authentication of communication partners in a device is provided and has the first method step of identification of a target frame for the device. All permitted communication partners for the identified target frame are ascertained from a total quantity of possible communication partners, and a positive list that is specific to the target frame and that includes a respective certificate for each ascertained permitted communication partner is produced. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160322805

Circuit breaker

A circuit breaker includes a tripping unit for interrupting an electrical circuit, and at least one current sensor for determining the electrical current flowing through the circuit breaker, connected to a control unit and configured such that the determined current is compared with current/period limit values. If a current/period limit value is exceeded, the tripping unit interrupts the electrical circuit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160322157

Gas-insulated measurement transformer having a separating device

A gas-insulated measurement transformer for measuring high voltages has a plurality of transformer arrays arranged in a fluid-tight housing for transforming a high voltage to a measurement voltage. Each of the arrays has an active part, a high voltage contact guided through the housing, a fixed contact that is electrically connected to the active part, a movable contact that is electrically connected to the fixed contact, and a separating device, which can be operated from outside the housing, for establishing or separating a connection between the movable contacts and the high voltage contacts. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160321631

Method and device for the energy billing of mobile energy consumers in an electrical energy supply network

A method for the energy billing of mobile energy consumers in an energy supply network with a plurality of network segment operators which are allocated network segments that are territorially separate from one another. The transition of a mobile energy consumer from one network segment to another network segment is detected, and the energy consumed by the mobile energy consumer between two transitions in a network segment is allocated to the network segment. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160321579

Simulation based cloud service for industrial energy management

A method for industrial energy management based on simulation of a production line. The method includes providing production line infrastructure, production, meter, log and resource data for the production line, wherein the data is stored in at least one computer data server at a manufacturing facility. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160320767

Apparatus and method for detecting the current damaged state of a machine

A method and apparatus for detecting the current damaged state of a machine is provided. The disclosed relates to an apparatus for detecting the current damaged state of a machine, wherein the data capture and editing device: comprises a fast fourier analysis apparatus, for performing a transformation from pressure signals that are available in the time domain to a frequency domain as discrete-time frequency spectra (2), additionally includes a spatial aggregation unit and a temporal aggregation unit that combines the discrete-time frequency spectra, additionally includes a cepstrum analysis unit, for producing a cepstrum with various actual cepstrum values from the temporally and spatially aggregated discrete frequency spectra (5), additionally includes a computation unit that takes the cepstra produced in this manner and produces, at a previously defined interval of time, a plurality of actual cepstrum intervals including adjacent actual cepstrum values, as a result of which an actual cepstrum value, which can be ascertained from at least three adjacent actual cepstrum intervals, can be produced (6), includes a unit that computes (7) a target/actual comparison with the actual cepstrum value produced in this manner and a previously determined target cepstrum value.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160320762

Automation equipment and method for operating automation equipment

The invention relates to an automation system and a method for operating automation equipment that includes an operator system for displaying a technical process to be controlled and at least one automation device that is configured to process, for process control, cfc functions of a control program which are loaded onto the at least one automation device and are created by means of a continuous function chart editor. The load on an automation device in such a system is operatively reduced in accord with the monitored load on the device, without the need to upgrade or change the hardware of the automation device, by loading corresponding cfc functions onto the operator system and switching between corresponding cfc functions on the automation device and the operator system.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160320494

Hybrid-organic x-ray detector with conductive channels

A detector for high-energy radiation, e.g., for x-radiation and/or uv radiation, may include (a) a substrate having a first electrical contact, (b) optionally a first intermediate layer, (c) a layer including an organic matrix of a photoactive material and insoluble scintillator particles distributed substantially homogeneously in the organic matrix, (d) optionally a second intermediate layer, and (e) a second electrical contact, wherein the mixture ratio between the scintillator particles and the organic matrix in layer (c) is selected in such a way that the intermediate space filled with the organic matrix has a distance between two scintillator particles that corresponds to at most five times the depth of penetration of the emitted radiation of the scintillator particles. A method for producing a corresponding detector is also disclosed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160319886

Claw coupling

A claw coupling includes two coupling elements disposed in opposite relationship and having confronting end face surfaces from which claws engage alternately into one another. A pressure body ring, disposed between the two coupling elements, includes a ring element and pressure bodies which project radially outwards from the ring element and are respectively received between two adjacently disposed claws of the coupling elements. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160319885

Pressure body arrangement for a claw coupling

A pressure body arrangement for a claw coupling includes a pressure body ring made of elastic material. The pressure body ring includes a ring element and pressure bodies which project radially outwards from the ring element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160319884

Claw coupling

A claw coupling includes two coupling elements having claws which engage alternately into one another and have confronting concave claw surfaces configured to follow a first circular track. Disposed between the coupling elements is a pressure body arrangement having pressure bodies respectively received between the claws of one coupling element and the claws of the other coupling element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160319675

Rotor blade for a gas turbine

A rotor blade for a gas turbine has a pressure-side wall and a suction-side wall, a tip cap, a cavity which is formed by the inner surface of the pressure-side wall, the suction-side wall and the tip cap, and a squealer which extends radially from the pressure-side and suction-side walls, a half-space formed by the outer surface of the tip cap and the squealer, and a cooling channel which leads from the cavity to the outside of the squealer. The tip cap has a recess which extends from the half-space into the tip cap such that the recess divides the cooling channel into a first part that communicates with the cavity and a second part that communicates with the outside space.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160319443

Sequestration of carbon dioxide by binding it as alkali carbonate

A method for producing chlorine and for storing carbon dioxide includes electrolytically reacting a compound of the formula m+cl− being to produce m and cl2, wherein m+=na, k or a mixture thereof, reacting the produced m with carbon dioxide and optionally h2o produce to m2co3 and/or mhco3, and storing the produced m2co3 and/or mhco3.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160318533

Rail vehicle unit

A rail vehicle combination has a first motor train unit and at least one second motor train unit, each of which has a drive mechanism and a brake mechanism. Each of the brake mechanisms of the at least two motor train units has a plurality of brake units. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160318527

Assembly having an undercarriage unit

An assembly for a vehicle, in particular a rail vehicle, includes an undercarriage unit having at least one first wheel set supported on a track and a main body supported on the first wheel set. The main body has a coupling mechanism for mechanically coupling to at least one car body of the vehicle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/03/16 / #20160318124

Oscillating welding method

A method is provided for welding a substrate, in which an energy source and/or a material feed is or are moved in an oscillating motion over the surface of the substrate. The oscillating movement in a vertical and/or horizontal direction during welding results in smaller grains, which prevent the formation of fractures during welding.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160315949

Apparatus and method for transmitting data

A method and an apparatus for transmitting data from a transmitter in a first communication network (21) to a receiver in a second, safety-critical application network (22) comprises an input buffer unit (31), an output buffer unit (32), a waiting unit (33) and a testing unit (34). The input buffer unit (31) provides the data that are to be transmitted. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160315514

Rotor of an electric machine

A rotor of an electric machine includes a plurality of permanent magnets arranged on an exterior of the rotor, and a bandage tape wound around the permanent magnets for fixing the permanent magnets in place. The bandage tape includes a first tape end, which is fastened to a surface of at least one permanent magnet, and a second tape end, which is an end of an outermost tape section of the bandage tape and is fastened to a tape section of the bandage tape disposed below the outermost tape section. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160315467

Apparatus and method for switching a direct current

An apparatus switches a direct current in a high-voltage line. The apparatus contains a multiplicity of switching units, which are arranged so as to form a series circuit in the high-voltage line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160315263

Deposition of organic photoactive layers by means of sinter-ing

A method is disclosed for producing an organic component including a substrate and at least one layer produced by a sintering process. An organic component produced by such method is also disclosed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160314915

Sealing mechanism and push-button device

A sealing mechanism is suitable for a key device. The key device contains a key base, and the sealing mechanism contains one front ring shell, one lamp base shell and one sealing member. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160314913

Method and arrangement for parameterizing bay controllers and/or protective devices of a switching arrangement

A method automatically parameterizes bay controllers and/or protective devices of a switching arrangement. The method includes automatically detecting the topology of the switching arrangement on the basis of topology information, and automatically determining interlocking and/or enabling conditions for at least one device on the basis of the topology. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160314903

Capacitor

A capacitor assembly structure may include multiple capacitors, and may be used for an electric cable, a coaxial cable, and/or a resonant heat output, for example. Accordingly, a capacitor device formed by a single cylinder may be replaced by a number of cylindrical capacitors that are electrically connected in parallel and have a smaller diameter, with or without connecting a centrally arranged, large tube which optionally is also in the form of a cylindrical capacitor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160314600

Method and system for medical image synthesis across image domain or modality using iterative sparse representation propagation

A method and apparatus for medical image synthesis across image modalities or domains is disclosed, which synthesizes a target medical image based on a source medical image. A plurality of image patches are cropped from the source medical image. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160313709

Method for integrated data handling for engineering and operating a plant

Method for integrated data handling for engineering and operation of a plant having a plurality of software applications with different functionalities, wherein the plurality of software applications are interconnected via a network, a common data model including data shared between at least two of the plurality of software applications is provided, the common data model is managed by a configuration data service, data specific to a single application is managed by an application specific configuration data service that is assigned to a number of applications such that flexible, consistent, performance-optimized and efficient management of the various heterogeneous systems in the plant is achieved.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160313452

Scintillators comprising an organic photodetection shell

A coated scintillator particle, a scintillator particle coated with a semiconducting photoactive material, a method for producing such scintillator particles, an x-ray detector, a gamma-ray detector, and a uv detector using such coated scintillator particles, a method for producing such x-ray detector, gamma-ray detector, or uv detector, and the use of the coated scintillator particles for detecting high-energy radiation, e.g., radiation, gamma radiation and/or x-rays, are disclosed.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160313433

Method and apparatus for movement compensation during magnetic resonance imaging

In a magnetic resonance apparatus and operating method therefor, movement compensation during raw data acquisition is accomplished by operating the data acquisition scanner to acquire data from a reference navigator volume at a first point in time, using a simultaneous multi-slice technique with a first acceleration factor and a first number of first slice groups, and to acquire data from a navigator volume at a second point in time, also using a simultaneous multi-slice technique, but with a second acceleration factor and a second number of second slice groups, with the first and second acceleration factors being equal. Movement information is determined from the reference navigator volume and the navigator volume, describing movement of the patient occurring between the first and second points in time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160313430

Method and apparatus for quantitative t1 determination in magnetic resonance imaging

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for quantitative t1 determination in mr imaging, mr data of the volume section are acquired depending on a contrast agent administered in the examined object, wherein the mr data of the volume section are acquired several times during various phases of the diffusion of the contrast agent in the volume section. First mr data of the volume section are acquired with a first sequence and second mr data of the volume section are acquired with a second sequence, wherein the first sequence is distinguished from the second sequence only by the flip angle of at least one rf pulse in the respective sequences and/or only by the repetition time of the respective sequences. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160313381

Method for determining the supply voltages of a load, and load

In order to reliably determine the supply voltages (ui) of the individual phases (l1, l2, l3) of a load (4) in a multiphase supply network (2), in particular a three-phase supply network, a measuring module (6) is provided and is used to determine the supply voltages (ui) from measuring voltages (ui,mess) with the aid of a matrix operation. The matrix operation is used, in particular, to compensate for potential differences or potential shifts between the measuring system and the supply network (2) without the need for hardware measures, for example a voltage transformer.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160312877

Gearset with an air-guiding cover

A gearset includes a gearset housing, a drive shaft, and a radial fan fixed to the drive shaft. Disposed in surrounding relationship to the radial fan is an air-guiding cover which includes a gearset housing section to at least partially cover the gearset housing, a cylindrical section adjoining the gearset housing section and configured to receive an attachment for securement to the drive shaft, and a conical section adjoining the cylindrical section. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160312832

Bearing with minimized leakage of lubricant

A bearing of a wind turbine, wherein the bearing is lubricated with a lubricant for reducing wear and fatigue of the bearing, the bearing is sealed such that the amount of lubricant which is leaking out of the bearing is minimized, is provided. The bearing includes a ventilation device with at least one pressure compensation hole for enabling a pressure compensation between the sealed bearing and the ambient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160312761

Transport of a tower of a wind turbine

The disclosed concerns a method of transporting a tower of a wind turbine in an upright position to an assembly site of the wind turbine, whereby the tower is equipped with a strake set comprising a number of strakes positioned to lead from a top of the tower in the upright position down towards a bottom of the tower, at least one of the strakes being realized as a detachable strake. The invention also concerns a strake set and transport assembly.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160312663

Heat accumulator comprising a diffuser portion

A heat reservoir including a housing, first reservoir elements for storing thermal energy, and an inlet port is provided. The first reservoir elements are arranged in the housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160312622

Thermal barrier coating of a turbine blade

A turbine blade or vane having a thermal barrier coating, the thermal barrier coating including an inner layer and an outer layer, which is arranged directly or indirectly on the inner layer, wherein the inner layer has flow ducts which are connected fluidically to one another and which are connected to a cooling fluid supply duct. The outer layer has flow ducts which are connected fluidically to one another and which are connected to a cooling fluid supply duct.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160311633

Device and method for handling objects

A device for handling objects includes an unloading head, onto which the objects can be transported and from which the objects can be unloaded by an operator. A lifting apparatus is connected to the unloading head. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/27/16 / #20160310259

Method and computing and printing unit for the creation of a stent graft

A method is disclosed where at least one first 3d image data set is received via a first interface, the first 3d image data set including 3d images of a vascular segment of a patient at different time points. On the basis of the first 3d image data set, both a first hemodynamic parameter of the vascular segment and the spatial course of the vascular segment are then determined. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160308300

Connector part of a connector unit

A connector part of a connector unit with a male part and a female part, has at least one electrically conductive layer with at least one end region being electrically stressed after a mating process of the male part and the female part. To minimize electrical stress concentrations, the connector part has at least one stress control device for reducing electrical stress at the at least one end region.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160307709

Switching arrangement and method for mounting a switching arrangement

A switching arrangement includes an interrupter unit with a first and a second switching contact piece. A switching path can be formed between the two switching contact pieces under a relative movement of the same. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160306924

Estimating body surface models of patients

A method for estimating a body surface model of a patient includes: (a) segmenting, by a computer processor, three-dimensional sensor image data to isolate patient data from environmental data; (b) categorizing, by the computer processor, a body pose of the patient from the patient data using a first trained classifier; (c) parsing, by the computer processor, the patient data to an anatomical feature of the patient using a second trained classifier, wherein the parsing is based on a result of the categorizing; and (d) estimating, by the computer processor, the body surface model of the patient based on a result of the parsing. Systems for estimating a body surface model of a patient are described.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160306038

Method for determining a position of at least two sensors, and sensor network

In a method for determining a position of at least two sensors in relation to one another, a moving object is sensed by the at least two sensors, and at least one movement variable for the moving object is determined by one of the sensors, at least said movement variable or variables derived therefrom being used jointly for determining a position of the sensors in relation to one another. The sensor network is designed to carry out a method of said kind.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160306019

Spatially varying coil compression in magnetic resonance image reconstruction

A method for performing a magnetic resonance image reconstruction with spatially varying coil compression includes using a non-cartesian acquisition scheme to acquire a multi-coil k-space dataset fully sampled along a fully sampled direction and decoupling the multi-coil k-space dataset along the fully sampled direction to yield a plurality of uncompressed coil data matrices. The plurality of uncompressed coil data matrices are compressed to yield a plurality of virtual coil data matrices which are aligned along the fully sampled direction to yield a plurality of aligned virtual coil data matrices. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305862

Configuration, system and method for monitoring gas-filled containers

A configuration for monitoring gas-filled containers includes at least one measuring device for measuring at least one parameter of the gas in the container, a communication device which is suitable for transmitting information about the gas to an evaluation device, and an energy supply device which is suitable for acquiring electrical energy from the surrounding electromagnetic radiation. In addition, a system having the configuration and a corresponding method are provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305847

Computer device for detecting correlations within data

A computer device for detecting correlations within data received from a technical system is provided. The computer device includes a receiving unit for receiving numerical data from the technical system, a processing unit for processing the numerical data by converting the numerical data into text-based data and by detecting predefined events in the text-based data, a comparison unit for comparing the detected events with predefined queries, wherein the predefined queries describe correlations between detected events, to provide a comparison result, and a signaling unit for outputting a signal based on the provided comparison result. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305844

Monitoring of a machine with a rotating machine component

In a method for the automated monitoring of a machine with a rotating machine component, at successive measurement times parameter values (pt) of operating parameters of the machine and in each case over a predefined measurement duration, vibrations of the machine are recorded. A vibration spectrum (yt(f)) of the vibrations recorded during the measurement duration is determined for each measurement duration. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305666

Method of calibrating the air flow of a swirler of a gas turbine burner

A method of calibrating a swirler for a burner of a turbine engine, the swirler having a plurality of vanes and a plurality of mixing channels between the vanes, wherein each mixing channel directs air from a radially outer end of the mixing channel to a radially inner end of the mixing channel, the method of calibrating the swirler including: determining a flow characteristic of the swirler, calculating the difference between the determined flow characteristic of the swirler and a predetermined flow characteristic of the swirler, and dependent on the difference, applying a calibration to the swirler to alter its flow characteristic, the calibration having a known influence on the flow characteristic such that the altered flow characteristic is within an acceptable tolerance of the predetermined flow characteristic.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305404

Method to control the operation of a wind turbine

A method to control the operation of a wind turbine is provided. Wind-related values as well as these operating parameters of the wind turbine are measured: electrical output power, parameters of the rotating blade-system, accelerations and thrusts, which are impacting on wind turbine components. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305326

Retainer for at least partially annular gas supply lines of a stationary gas turbine

A stationary gas turbine having at least one at least partially annular gas supply line, which is supported by a retainer, wherein the gas turbine has in the interior thereof a main flow direction of the working fluids, and wherein the retainer has at least one floor retainer supported against the floor and a face retainer attached to the housing of the gas turbine on the side opposite the floor retainer, and wherein both the floor retainer and the face retainer support the gas supply line against motion both in the main flow direction and perpendicularly thereto, wherein the face retainer has a spring system, which in particular compensates the change in the extent of the housing during operation of the gas turbine.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305280

Steam power plant with a liquid-cooled generator

A steam power plant with a liquid/steam circuit includes a steam generator for converting a liquid into steam, a steam turbine and a condenser for converting the steam into the liquid, a generator and a liquid cooling system for the generator, wherein the liquid cooling system has a connection to the liquid/steam circuit via a bypass-like path of flow through which the liquid from the liquid/steam circuit can be branched out to the liquid cooling system and can be led back from the liquid cooling system to the liquid/steam circuit.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305276

Gas turbine with a bypass line for improved fuel line flushing, and method for flushing a gas turbine

A gas turbine with a burner, which gas turbine has at least one fuel feed line and at least one fuel outflow line, wherein a flushing water line is connected fluidically to the fuel feed line, and wherein a leakage oil tank is connected fluidically via a drainage line to the fuel outflow line and the connection of the fuel outflow line and the drainage line is provided at a point downstream of at least one closure valve in the fuel outflow line, wherein a bypass line is connected fluidically to the fuel outflow line upstream of the closure valve, which bypass line connects the fuel outflow line fluidically to the leakage oil tank.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160305253

Turbine blade with cooling arrangement

A turbine blade with a cooling arrangement is provided. The turbine blade includes at least one supply chamber and at least one impingement cavity. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160304262

Flexible shipment packaging

A shipment packaging for elongate components is provided. Turbine blades must be sent from remote locations of the world to another location. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160304103

Chassis for a rail vehicle

A chassis for a rail vehicle, in particular for a locomotive. A chassis frame is supported on first and second wheel sets and one triangular link per wheel set on both sides of the chassis for horizontally guiding the axle of the wheel set. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160303804

Method and system for advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation planning

A method and system for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (tavi) planning is disclosed. An anatomical surface model of the aortic valve is estimated from medical image data of a patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160303770

Negative mold comprising predefined foam blocks for casting a component and method for producing the negative mold

A negative mold for casting a component such as a blade of a wind turbine is described. The negative mold includes a support structure and a plurality of foam blocks, which are mounted to the support structure in such a manner, that a common surface contour of the plurality of foam blocks defines an outer surface of the component, which is to be casted. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160303515

Filter system and vessel for the filter system

A vessel includes an internal space for harbouring plural arrangements for filtering water; a port at a bottom side for allowing entry of air into the internal space partially filled with water during a procedure for cleaning the plural arrangements for filtering water; an air distribution structure enclosing the port and adapted to distribute air introduced via the port for reaching the plural arrangements for filtering water across a larger area than, in particular five times, a cross sectional area of the port.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/20/16 / #20160302751

Method for generating a virtual x-ray projection on the basis of an image data set obtained with an x-ray imaging device, computer program, data carrier and x-ray imaging device

An embodiment relates to a method for generating a virtual x-ray projection of at least one body region of a patient to be imaged with an x-ray imaging device, a machine-readable data carrier and/or an x-ray imaging device. The method includes acquiring at least one projection data set representing the at least one body region of the patient to be imaged; reconstructing an image data set from the at least one projection data set, the image data set representing local x-ray attenuation values in the at least one body region; replacing at least one local x-ray attenuation value by a modified x-ray attenuation value; forward projecting the modified image data set onto a virtual x-ray radiation detector; calculating intensity values for a plurality of detector elements from the modified projection data set; transforming the calculated intensity values into scan values; and assigning the scan values to an image matrix.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160301280

Wheel hub drive

A wheel hub drive has an electric motor that includes a stator and a sleeve-shaped rotor, wherein a ring structure that is coaxial to the rotor is arranged on at least one inner mounting surface that delimits the rotor in the axial direction, and wherein the ring structure exhibits a smaller coefficient of sliding friction than the inner mounting surface that delimits the rotor.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160301210

Method for the computer-assisted configuration of an electrical power grid

A method for the computer-assisted configuration of an electrical power grid is provided. Grid forming generating unit nodes are provided in the power grid as first grid nodes and grid-boosting generating unit nodes are optionally provided as second grid nodes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160301207

Holistic optimization of distribution automation using survivability modeling to support storm hardening

Improvements to a distributed automation power grid are selected to improve storm survivability. Using historical information about storms, link sets are determined that, when added to the power grid, would restore connectivity after damage by each of the storms. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160300681

Electric circuit breaker

An electric circuit breaker including a spring energy store drive having a spring and a manual winding device for manually tensioning the spring. In accordance with an embodiment, the manual winding device includes a rotatable latching disk, a latching pawl arranged next to the disk, and a manual actuating device connected to the latching pawl. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160300671

Device and method for switching a direct current

A device switches a direct current. The device contains an operating current branch in which a mechanical switch is arranged, a protective switch connected to the operating current branch for interrupting the current flow in the operating current branch, a capacitor branch connected in parallel with the operating current branch in which capacitor branch a capacitor is arranged, and a damping apparatus which has a resistance element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160300662

Device and method for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component of a transformer core

A device for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a transformer includes at least one compensation winding, which is magnetically coupled to the core of the transformer, at least one switching unit in series with the compensation winding to feed a current into the compensation winding, and at least one current-limiting reactor in series with the compensation winding, wherein two switching units are connected in parallel with each other per current-limiting reactor and the current-limiting reactor comprises two windings, which can be connected either in series or in parallel with each other, in order to reduce the number of current-limiting reactors in comparison with conventional cascaded circuits.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160300656

Enclosure for voltage transformer and corresponding voltage transformer

An embodiment of the present invention relates to an enclosure for a voltage transformer, including a shell. The shell is provided with a plurality of packaging spaces for packaging bodies of the voltage transformer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160300137

System for the computer-aided creation of rules for monitoring and/or diagnosing a technical plant

A system and method is provided for the computer-assisted creation of rules for monitoring and/or diagnosing a technical plant. The system includes a digital knowledge base in the form of a first ontology, including a plant ontology, which describes the technical plant, and a rule ontology, which includes rules, wherein a particular rule is linked by means of a condition relation to concepts in the form of one or more conditions, which refer to one or more concepts of the plant ontology, and is linked by means of a consequence relation to the concept of a consequence derived from the one or more conditions, which consequence refers to one or more concepts of the plant ontology.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160300001

Planning and engineering method, software tool and simulation tool for an automation solution

In planning and engineering an automation solution which comprises an automation system and a process engineering plant, objects that represent the components of the configured automation solution are imported by means of a simulation tool to simulate the automation solution on the basis of simulation models associated with the imported objects. Attributes contained in objects which represent the hardware components of the automation system and which describe it security events that may be generated by the components are entered into the associated simulation models for simulatively generating security events in a simulation of the automation solution, for transferring the simulatively generated security events to a security information event management (siem) system for evaluation, and for using the results of the evaluation generated by the siem system to simulate the automation solution.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160299829

Verification and validation of third party plc code

A method for performing verification and validation of third party plc code includes a marketplace computer receiving a program from a technology developer and identifying variables and operations included in the program. The marketplace computer performs (i) error handling testing on the program to yield error test results; (ii) vulnerability testing on the program to yield vulnerability test results; and (iii) performance testing of the program on target platforms to yield performance test results. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160299796

Offloading human-machine-interaction tasks

In an industrial automation environment, a three-tier architecture is used to offload human-machine-interaction (hmi) automation tasks to local mobile devices and then the cloud, to take advantage of distributed computing and processing resources and to add new features to the hmi panel system. A scheduling algorithm based on the characteristics of the hmi tasks distributes these tasks intelligently among the local hmi panel, mobile devices and the cloud, to best utilize the merits of each tier.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160299565

Eye tracking for registration of a haptic device with a holograph

An object or haptic device is registered with a holograph. The position of the object or haptic device relative to the projector or holographic image is sensed. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160299065

Method and gas analyzer for measuring the concentration of a gas component in a sample gas

Method and gas analyzer for measuring the concentration of a gas component in a sample gas, wherein to measure the concentration of a gas component in a sample gas, a laser diode is actuated by a current and light generated by the laser diode is guided through the sample gas to a detector, the current is simultaneously varied within periodically successive sampling intervals for the wavelength-dependent sampling of an absorption line of interest of the gas component, and the current can be additionally modulated sinusoidally based on wavelength modulation spectroscopy with a low frequency and small amplitude, such that a measuring signal generated by the detector is evaluated to form a measurement result, where to improve the measuring signal-noise ratio and achieve a much lower detection limit with the same measuring distance, the current is modulated with a high (rf) frequency in the ghz range so that no wavelength modulation occurs, and an rf modulation amplitude is selected at the maximum level using the linear control range of the laser diode where, before evaluation, the measuring signal is demodulated at the radio frequency.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160298851

Intelligent control method with predictive emissions monitoring ability

A combustor system for a gas turbine engine includes a combustion chamber into which a pilot fuel and a main fuel is injectable and flammable, wherein an exhaust gas generated by the burned pilot fuel and the burned main fuel is exhaustible out of the combustion chamber. A control unit is coupled to a fuel control unit for adjusting the pilot fuel ratio. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160298549

Analysis method for measurement error of operating parameters of gas turbine and control apparatus

An analysis method is disclosed for detecting a measurement error of operating parameters of a gas turbine. An embodiment of the method includes: obtaining multiple measured values of the operating parameters, the operating parameters being at least part of the variables of multiple functions, each of the functions including analysis ranges; putting the measured values of the operating parameters into the functions whose variables include the operating parameters to calculate the results of the functions; comparing the calculated results of the functions with the analysis ranges of the corresponding functions; identifying one or more measured values of operating parameters who are at least part of the variables of the functions whose calculated results fail to fall within the analysis ranges of the corresponding functions; and determining a measured value of an operating parameter including the highest likelihood of a measurement error.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160298480

Airfoil device for a gas turbine and corresponding arrangement

An airfoil device for a gas turbine has a root section mountable to an airfoil disc and an airfoil element. The root section has a platform at which the airfoil element is arranged. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160297595

Flexible shipment packaging

A shipment packaging for elongate components is provided. Turbine blades must be sent from remote locations of the world to another location. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160296884

Device for the separation of water from a fluid flow containing water

A device for the separation of water, in particular water vapor, from a fluid flow containing water, in particular water vapor, may include at least a water-permeable membrane body that delimits at least one membrane body interior space, wherein at least one hydrophobic fluid is located in the membrane body interior space for receiving water, in particular water vapor, which exits the fluid flow and passes through the membrane body into the membrane body interior space.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160296197

Ct system and method for determining the position and range of a mobile control element for control of the ct system

A ct system for a computed tomography examination is disclosed. In an embodiment, the ct system includes at least one mobile control element for control of the ct system, wirelessly connected to the ct system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160296183

Filter arrangement for ct system having a plurality of x-ray sources

A filter arrangement is described. The filter arrangement includes an inner filter region, covering a cross-sectional area of a fan beam of a first x-ray source, and an outer filter region covering, together with the inner filter region, a larger cross-sectional area of a larger fan beam of a second x-ray source. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/13/16 / #20160296178

Determining an initialization time point of imaging using a contrast medium

A method is described for determination of an initialization time point of imaging of a region of interest of an object to be examined. A slice of the object is selected for bolus-tracking images in which the flow of a fluid flowing toward the region of interest is observable. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160294321

Cabling method

A method determines a cabling of a unit of a photovoltaic system. The unit includes a number of solar components and a transfer point. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160294264

Rotor having an insert

A rotor for an electric machine includes a laminated core and a groove which extend in axial direction from a first axial end to a second axial end along a rotation axis. The groove has a groove filling having a first material with a metal element of the periodic table. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160294244

Machine component of an electric machine and method for production thereof

A machine component of an electric machine includes a metal base body and a sealing element, arranged on the base body, for thermally decoupling the machine component and a unit abutting it. The base body is manufactured by pressure die-casting. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160294229

Electric rotating machine with laterally magnetized magnets

An electric rotating machine includes an outer stator, and an inner stator arranged inside the outer stator in concentric relationship to the outer stator. The inner stator has a plurality of permanent magnets which contain iron-neodymium-boron. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160293375

Electron gun and radiation generating apparatus

The invention relates to an electron gun for generating a flat electron beam, comprising a cathode with an emission surface which is curved about a central axis and which is designed to emit electrons. The electron gun further comprises an accelerating device for accelerating the electrons in a radial direction towards a target region on the central axis. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160293364

Electromagnetic actuator

The invention relates to a method for driving an electromagnetic actuator, which comprises a field winding for generating a magnetic field and a movable armature, wherein, in the method, in order to move the armature from a preset starting position into a preset end position, a magnetic flux is generated in the field winding and the magnetic flux through the field winding or a flux variable correlated with the magnetic flux through the field winding is measured so as to form an actual value. The invention provides that, in order to move the armature from the starting position into the end position, the magnetic flux through the field winding is regulated, namely in such a way that the characteristic of the actual value corresponds to a fixedly preset setpoint flux curve.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160292854

Method and apparatus for capture of physiological signals and image data

In a method and an image capturing system (5) for capturing signals and image data of a volume segment of an examination object, raw data of the volume segment are captured, and image time stamps are captured at which certain of the raw data are captured. Physiological signals of the examination object are captured at the same time as capturing the raw data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160292539

Method for associating objects with object classes and device for sorting objects

A method associates objects with object classes. In order to render an association efficient, an object is optically captured, object characteristics describing the object are created from the optical data obtained there from, and the object characteristics are compared with a plurality of class characteristics, each of which is characteristic of one of a plurality of object classes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160291565

Automation system

An automation system which includes a first and a second controller for controlling an appliance or an installation, first and second input and/or output (i/o) units for receiving an electronic signal from the installation appliance or the installation and/or for outputting an electronic signal to the appliance or the installation, a control program which includes a plurality of control program modules for controlling the appliance or the installation, and a superordinate controller that associates the control program modules with the first and/or second controllers such that the appliance or the installation is controlled or can be controlled in accordance with the control program when the control program modules are executed within the respective control units, where the automation system is additionally configured such that each of the two control units interchange electronic data for controlling the appliance or the installation both with the first and with the second i/o units.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160291113

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for speed-compensated diffusion-based diffusion imaging

In a magnetic resonance imaging system and operating method for generating magnetic resonance image data of an object under examination, in order to acquire magnetic resonance raw data, an operating sequence is determined that has an excitation wherein an rf excitation pulse is radiated, and a readout procedure for receiving rf signals. In addition, a diffusion contrast gradient pulse sequence is generated that includes an uneven number of 2n+1 diffusion contrast gradient pulses switched in chronological succession, with the sum of the zero gradient moments of the diffusion contrast gradient pulses having the value zero and the sum of the first gradient moments of the diffusion contrast gradient pulses having the value zero. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160291111

Magnetic resonance data acquisition method and apparatus saturation with spin dependent on the anatomical structures to be imaged

In a method, computer and magnetic resonance imaging system for determining a control sequence for operating the magnetic resonance imaging system to generate magnetic resonance image data of a region to be imaged of an examination subject, from which magnetic resonance raw data are acquired, information describing the anatomical structure of the region to be imaged is made available in the computer, and a surrounding area and a central area are specified in the region to be imaged dependent on the determined anatomical structure. Furthermore, a one-dimensional water/fat saturation pulse sequence for saturating the surrounding areas is determined and a multidimensional water/fat saturation pulse sequence for saturating the central area is determined.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160291108

Method and device for frequency adjustment of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus using an inversion pulse

In a magnetic resonance (mr) system and method for determining an mr system frequency for a region to be examined that has multiple materials therein, a first frequency spectrum is acquired by the execution of a first rf excitation sequence. A second frequency spectrum for the region is acquired by radiation of an rf inversion pulse and execution of a second rf excitation sequence, at the point in time at which the relaxation curve of one of the materials has a zero-crossing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160290511

Shaft seal and method for producing same

A shaft seal for reducing the leakage between two fluid spaces separated by the shaft seal, in particular two gas spaces arranged axially with respect to a shaft, wherein the shaft seal includes a plurality of flexible plate elements which are secured in a receptacle, wherein the receptacle constitutes a first diameter of the shaft seal, and wherein those ends of the plate elements which face away from the receptacle define a second diameter, wherein the plate elements have recesses at the ends facing away from the receptacle, wherein the plate elements have a first edge region and a second edge region, wherein the second edge region is wider than the first edge region.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160290320

Noise control for a wind turbine

An arrangement for determining a d-component (idref, i*d) of a reference current in a d-q coordinate system for reducing noise of a wind turbine, the arrangement including a noise/vibration determination module for determining noise/vibration components of oscillations of at least one wind turbine component, and a processing block for calculating a first type of the d-component of the reference current based on the noise/vibration component output by the noise/vibration determination module, is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160290165

Transition duct assembly

A transition duct assembly has a plurality of transition ducts (2). Each transition duct has a tubular main body and has a flange portion provided at a downstream end of tubular main body (3). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160290160

Turbomachine with a coating, use of a plastic for coating and method for coating the turbomachine

A turbomachine includes an inner housing which radially defines the flow channel of the turbomachine. A thermal barrier coating is arranged about the inner housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160287347

Tomography apparatus with integrated lighting

A tomography apparatus has a gantry with an exterior surface, and a tunnel-shaped opening proceeding through the gantry that defines an examination region, from which tomographic data are acquired from a patient in the opening. An illuminant is integrated into the gantry. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/06/16 / #20160287196

Apparatus for the flexible positioning of a radiation source and a radiation detector

An apparatus for medical examinations includes a first arm that is rotatable about an axis, the first arm being configured to carry a radiation source or a radiation detector. The apparatus for medical examinations also includes a second arm that is rotatable about the axis, the second arm being configured to carry a radiation source or a radiation detector. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160285338

Slot sealing compound, slot seal, and method for producing a slot seal

The invention relates to a slot sealing compound (7) for an electrical machine that comprises at least one slot (2) with a slot opening (5) for receiving an electrical conductor arrangement (3). Said slot sealing compound (7) contains a magnetic filler material, particularly a soft-magnetic filler material, and a reactive resin mixture that comprises at least one resin component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160285337

Slot sealing material, slot seal and method for producing a slot seal

The invention relates to a slot sealing material (7) for an electric machine, which for accommodating an electric conductor arrangement (3) comprises at least one slot (2) having a slot opening (5). Said slot sealing material contains a magnetic filler, especially a soft-magnetic filler, and a reaction resin mixture comprising at least one resin component and a curing agent component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160283687

System and method for non-invasively estimating electrophysiological maps and measurements from cardio-thoracic 3d images and electrocardiography data

A method and system for patient-specific simulation of cardiac electrophysiology is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical heart model is generated from medical image data of a patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160283671

Scheduling apparatus, scheduling method and diagnostic system

A scheduling apparatus and method are provided for scheduling diagnostic devices such as computer tomography, magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography imaging systems. Information about previously performed diagnostic activities of a plurality of diagnostic devices is stored in a database. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160282818

Safety architecture for failsafe systems

A safety device includes a monitoring unit, a test block and an output stage having at least one contact member. The monitoring unit includes at least two outputs and provides at least two, different output signals for testing its absence from faults. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160282476

Operation of a counting digital x-ray image detector

A method is disclosed for operating a counting digital x-ray image detector. Each pixel element and/or each pixel cluster is embodied as switchable between a first counting mode and a second counting mode that is different from the first. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160282433

Magnetic resonance method and apparatus to generate a residual map as an indicator of signal model consistency

In a magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus and a method for operating an mr apparatus, mr data are acquired and evaluated with regard to multiple tentative signal models for producing a parameter map based on one of those signal models. The parameter map shows multiple parameters that have respective effects on the mr data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160282431

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for correcting field drifts of a higher order that occur due to the operation of gradient coils

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for correcting field drifts of a higher order than the zeroth order that occur due to the operation of gradient coils in a magnetic resonance scanner while recording magnetic resonance data, at least one temperature sensor is used to determine the gradient coil temperature directly on the gradient coils, and as a function of the gradient coil temperature, at least one field variable describing at least one part of the field drifts is determined, and the field drifts are corrected by the actuation of the gradient coils and/or shim coils being modified in order to compensate for field drifts described by the field variable, and/or the acquired magnetic resonance data are corrected in post-processing as to the effects of the field drifts described by the field variable.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160282297

Gas sensor for detecting nitrogen oxides, and operating method for such a gas sensor

A gas sensor for detecting nitrogen oxides in a gaseous mixture, including an oxygen ion conductor and at least two electrodes mounted on the oxygen ion conductor, the electrodes consisting of the same material, and wherein the gas sensor is designed so that during operation of the gas sensor both electrodes come into contact with the gaseous mixture.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160281747

Actuator device

The embodiments relate to an actuator device including a drive unit and an output unit. The output unit includes a first translation unit having a first output and a second translation unit, connected in a fluid manner to the first translation unit via a pipeline system, having a second output. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160281512

Turbine blade with a central blowout at the trailing edge

A turbine blade with aerodynamic aerofoil, which extends from a bottom to a top end and has two aerofoil walls extending between, which transversely thereto extend from a common leading to a common trailing edge, and with at least one platform, which extends transversely in relation to the aerofoil and is arranged at one of the two ends of the aerofoil. A number of openings are provided in the trailing edge between the bottom end and the top end. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160281511

Modified surface around a hole

A layer system is provided having a substrate, an outermost layer with a surface, at least one hole at least in the outermost layer, wherein in the vicinity around the hole or directly adjoining a boundary line of the hole, at least one, not closed extending recess is present in the surface of the outermost layer in which the recess is curved and its ends face each other. Through the use of depressions in a layer, spalling within the interfaces through the layers is prevented.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160281452

Pressure compensator for a subsea device and manufacturing method

A pressure compensator for a subsea device is provided. The pressure compensator provides pressure balancing between a chamber of the subsea device and the surrounding environment when the subsea device is installed at a subsea location. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160281248

Electrolysis stack and electrolyzer

An electrolysis stack for an electyrolyzer is electrically subdivided into a plurality of segments, each segment including a specific number of electrolysis cells. The electrolysis stack further has switches adapted for electrically short circuiting the segments of the electrolysis stack.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160281194

Gamma/gamma' hardened cobalt-based superalloy, powder and component

A cobalt-based superalloy is provided that allows for the production of components that are easy to cast, easy to weld and can be used also at very elevated temperatures.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160280464

System and method for destacking and conveying articles arranged in stacks

A system and a method for destacking and conveying articles disposed in stacks include a conveying device which is constructed for transporting the articles in a conveying direction. The conveying device is inclined relative to the horizontal at an angle of inclination and has a drive device and adhesion elements. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/29/16 / #20160279673

Device for sorting objects

A device for sorting objects includes an input conveyor device with a plurality of input storage devices, which are movable in an input conveying direction. A loading station loads each input storage device with one object. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160276879

Nanoscale magnet composite for high-performance permanent magnets

A nanoparticle is disclosed that has an elongated core extending from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis and formed of at least one magnetizable and/or magnetized material. A first cover is formed on a first end of the core, and a second cover is formed on a second end of the core, the first cover and the second cover formed from a magnetocrystalline anisotropic material different than the material of the core. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160276835

Method for the computer-aided control of the power in an electrical grid

A method for computer-aided control of power in an electrical grid is provided. The electrical grid has a redetermined rated frequency and includes network nodes that are interconnected via power supply lines, each of the nodes supplying power to or drawing power from the electrical grid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160275704

Method and medical imaging system for compensating for image artifacts in medical imaging

A method compensates for image artifacts in a first imaging device for imaging a first subregion of a body. The image artifacts are caused by a second subregion of the body being disposed outside of a first field of view for the first device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160275079

Part identification using a photograph and engineering data

A database stores reference photographs of an assembly. The reference photographs are from different orientations relative to the assembly. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160275029

Data bus coupler and method of operation

A data bus coupler has a primary bus connection for a primary bus and a plurality of secondary bus connections each for a terminal. The coupler includes a slave unit connected to the primary bus connection and a master unit connectable to the secondary bus connections and configured for sending telegrams to and receiving telegrams from the secondary bus connections, and a control unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160274782

Method and apparatus for adjustment of a table position in a medical data acquisition scanner

In a method and apparatus for adjusting a table position in a medical data acquisition scanner, image data relating to a body region are generated by operation of the medical data acquisition scanner by running a scanning protocol. The scanning protocol is intended to be used independently of the body region that is mapped. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160274557

Method, computation apparatus, user unit and system for parameterizing an electrical device

In a method for parameterizing an electrical device, a communication link is set up between a user unit and a computation apparatus. The latter provides a parameterization program for parameterizing the electrical device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160274555

Linking an automation device to a data processing system

A method and apparatus for linking an automation device to a data processing system is disclosed that creates a virtual device in the data processing system for the automation device. An identification number is generated in the data processing system as a function of a classification of the virtual device in the data processing system for identifying the virtual device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160274205

Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging

To enable improved reconstruction of magnetic resonance (mr) image data from mr scan data acquired from an examination object using dynamic shimming in an mr scanner that has a shim unit with at least one shim channel, an examination region of the object is divided into multiple sections, a b0 field of the examination region is scanned, and a b0 field map is thereby generated, a number of shim parameter sets are determined for the shim channel using the b0 field map, with a first shim parameter set of the number of shim parameter sets being determined for a first section of the multiple sections, and a second shim parameter set of the multiple shim parameter sets is determined for a second section of the multiple sections. Mr scan data of the examination region are acquired, but before acquiring the mr scan data from the first section, the shim channel is adjusted using the first shim parameter set and, before acquiring the mr scan data from the second section, the shim channel is adjusted using the second shim parameter set. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160274202

Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging

To enable improved adjustment of at least one shim channel for magnetic resonance imaging of an examination region of an examination object by operation of a magnetic resonance apparatus that has a shim arrangement with a first shim channel volume having at least one first shim channel and a second shim channel volume having at least one second shim channel, the examination region is divided into multiple of sections, multiple first shim parameter sets are determined for the at least one first shim channel, with one first shim parameter set among the multiple first shim parameter sets being ascertained for each of the multiple sections, a second shim parameter set is ascertained for the at least one second shim channel, taking into account the ascertained multiple first shim parameter sets, and magnetic resonance image data of the examination region are acquired, but before this acquisition, the at least one second shim channel is adjusted using the second shim parameter set and the at least one first shim channel is adjusted for acquiring the magnetic resonance image data from a specific section of the multiple sections using a first shim parameter set ascertained for that specific section.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160274192

Method for testing a bar winding of a rotor of a rotating electrical machine

In a method for testing a bar winding of a rotor of a rotating electrical machine, a rotor temperature is detected by a thermal radiation sensor, which is arranged in a stator of the rotating electrical machine. A thermal radiation sensor is used with a resolution suitable for the thermal detection of individual bars of the bar winding. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160274156

Method and apparatus for determining a system frequency in magnetic resonance imaging

In a method, device and magnetic resonance (mr) system for determining a system frequency in mr imaging, a frequency spectrum of a region under examination is acquired. A cost function (fom) is determined that encompasses the difference between a parameterized model function having assigned parameters that is to be optimized, and the acquired frequency spectrum. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160273457

Partial-load operation of a gas turbine with an adjustable bypass flow channel

A gas turbine has a compressor providing compressed air, a combustion chamber provided with a burner, and an expansion turbine, wherein a bypass flow channel is also provided designed to supply compressed air past the burner and to supply a hot gas flow generated in the combustion chamber during operation of the gas turbine. The opening cross section of the bypass flow channel can be adjusted, and an adjustment unit is designed to adjust the opening cross section of the bypass flow channel such that the modification speed of the opening cross section is selected such that the relative combustion chamber pressure drop or a material temperature of the combustion chamber is substantially constant, in particular that the relative combustion chamber pressure drop or the material temperature of the combustion chamber does not vary by more than 10%.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160273410

Thermal power plant with use of the waste heat from a generator

A thermal power plant with a generator, includes a cooling system for the generator, wherein the waste heat released from the generator on cooling can be used profitably for operating the thermal power plant, including drying fuel, in particular for drying coal. In a method for using waste heat of a generator of a thermal power plant, the waste heat of the generator is used for drying fuel, in particular for drying coal.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160273362

Blade or vane arrangement for a gas turbine engine

A blade or vane arrangement for a gas turbine engine has an array of aerofoils mounted to respective platforms about an axis and defining a passage through which a working gas flow passes. The arrangement has a datum and the aerofoil has a radial span. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160273182

Machine table foundation

A method for producing a machine table foundation has a table top wherein the in-situ concrete is cast on at least one concrete semifinished part which is positioned in the machine table foundation in the final position of the semifinished part. A machine table foundation has a table top that has at least one concrete semifinished part and an in-situ concrete cast on the concrete semifinished part. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/22/16 / #20160272227

Lifting system for rerailing a rail vehicle

A lifting system for rerailing a rail vehicle is particularly suited for rerailing a locomotive. The lifting system has a support profile of an undercarriage structure of the rail vehicle as a lifting point for a rerailing device, the profile support running transversely to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle on a front end of the rail vehicle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160269836

Wireless charging system for hearing instruments

. . . . A facility is provided for the wireless resonant charging of rechargeable hearing instruments. The hearing instrument is freely positionable in a charging device for charging purposes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160269723

Method and system for volume rendering based on 3d image filtering and real-time cinematic rendering

A method and apparatus for volume rendering based 3d image filtering and real-time cinematic volume rendering is disclosed. A set of 2d projection images of the 3d volume is generated using cinematic volume rendering. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160269231

Method and network node device for controlling the run of technology specific push-button configuration sessions within a heterogeneous or homogeneous wireless network and heterogeneous or homogeneous wireless network

A method and network node device are provided for controlling an execution of technology specific push-button configuration sessions within a heterogeneous or homogeneous wireless network, as well as a heterogeneous or homogeneous wireless network for detecting a session overlap within the network, whereby the session is related to a configuration session (bootstrapping session, setup session) that establishes a security configuration for encrypted communication over a wireless link. The method and device utilizes an enhanced mechanism for controlling the execution of technology specific push button configuration sessions within a heterogeneous or homogeneous wireless network and a plurality of network node devices interconnected to each other via at least one interface and/or over multiple hops and authenticated or unauthenticated for the network by using a piece of information, e.g. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160269114

A device for simultaneous data and power transmission over an optical waveguide

A device and a method for simultaneous full-duplex data and power transmission over a single optical waveguide, which connects a base station and a remote station. At the base station a high power laser source emits a first laser beam for carrying power and a base station low power laser source emits a second laser beam for carrying data over the optical waveguide from the base station to the remote station. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160268880

Resistance module for increasing runup torque for a rotor of an electric machine comprising a rotor winding

The invention relates to a resistance module for increasing runup torque for a rotor of an electric machine comprising a rotor winding (21). Furthermore, the invention relates to an exciter (20), a rotor and an electric machine, which each have at least one such resistance module. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160268082

Separating unit with electromagnetic drive

A mechanical circuit breaker unit for interrupting a line includes a contact arrangement and an electromagnetic drive. The contact arrangement has first and second fixed contacts and a guided moving contact. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160267703

Method and system for volume rendering based 3d image filtering and real-time cinematic rendering

A method and apparatus for volume rendering based 3d image filtering and real-time cinematic volume rendering is disclosed. A set of 2d projection images of the 3d volume is generated using cinematic volume rendering. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160267673

Systems and method for computation and visualization of segmentation uncertainty in medical images

Systems and methods for computing uncertainty include generating a surface model of a target anatomical object from medical imaging data of a patient. Uncertainty is estimated at each of a plurality of vertices of the surface model. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160267246

Method and apparatus for producing a model findings object

A possibility is to be created of achieving the diagnosis of objects which are difficult to access. To this end, an apparatus and a method are proposed for producing a model findings object, in which image data or images of an original findings object are provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160266760

Method, graphical interface, and medical apparatus for planning a medical imaging examination

In a method for planning a medical imaging examination, as well as a graphical interface and a medical imaging apparatus and a storage medium for implementing the method, a planning environment for the planning of the medical imaging examination is provided on a touch display of a graphical interface, at least one imaging parameter for the medical imaging examination is specified by a manual input on the touch display, and information is provided on the touch display in response to the manual input, the information being presented haptically on the touch display.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160266571

Assignment of sensors to machine parts

A sensor assignment device includes a movement instruction generator for generating and submitting a movement instruction to a distinct one of a plurality of actuators to move a distinct one of a plurality of machine parts, a sensor data receiver for receiving sensor data acquired by a subset of a plurality of sensors, a degree of correlation determiner for determining sensor-specific degrees of correlation between the detected sensor data and the movement instruction, and a sensor assigner for assigning those sensors to the distinct machine part whose sensor-specific degrees of correlation exceed a predetermined threshold or a multiple-step fashion as refinement in case of insufficiently reliable map of affiliations between sensors and machine parts. The received sensor data is used to influence the movement instruction.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160266566

Automation equipment and operator system

Automation equipment (21) including at least one automation device (9) and an operator system (22) for the visualization and operation of at least one sequencer (sfc) of a sequential control. Objects (24) created from the sequencer (16) are processed during a run operation of the automation device (9). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160265586

Non symmetrical bi-directional thrust bearing with two active faces

A bearing device supports a shaft of a gas turbine engine. A first support disk is mounted to the bearing housing element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160265378

Sealing system and gas turbine

A sealing system includes a bolt and a cover plate for sealing a joint between a rotor disk and a blade root of a rotor blade, the blade root being disposed in a blade root slot in the rotor disk. The sealing arrangement is used in particular in a gas turbine.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160265374

Mounting device and mounting method

A mounting device for mounting a guide blade to be mounted in a blade groove of a turbine, where the mounting unit has a clamping unit and a pressing unit. Here, the clamping unit is designed to produce in the blade groove a non-positive connection in a circumferential direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160265364

Turbine blade

A turbine blade for a gas turbine has a securing region and a platform region that adjoins the securing region and has a platform on which a blade airfoil with a profiled cross-section and with a pressure-side wall and a suction-side wall is arranged, wherein each outer face of the pressure-side wall and/or the suction-side wall transitions into the platform surface via an outer rounded section. The turbine blade also has at least one cavity which is arranged in the blade airfoil and extends into the platform region and in which at least one rib is provided that connects the pressure-side wall to the suction-side wall, the rib extending along a longitudinal direction of the blade airfoil so as to divide the cavity. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/15/16 / #20160262714

Method for determining an x-ray tube current profile, computer program, data carrier and x-ray image recording device

A method for determining a tube current profile for the recording of at least one x-ray image of body region of a patient with an x-ray image recording device, a corresponding computer program, a machine-readable data carrier and an x-ray image recording device are disclosed. The method includes acquisition of an image recorded via an optical sensor wherein the image has a field of view including at least the body region of the patient to be depicted by way of an x-ray image; determination of at least one piece of patient-specific, body-related information for the patient from the image; determination of an x-ray attenuation distribution of the patient at least for the body region to be depicted by way of an x-ray image with reference to the at least one piece of patient-specific, body-related information; and determination of the tube current profile with reference to the x-ray attenuation distribution determined.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160261466

Method and digital tool for engineering software architectures of complex cyber-physical systems of different technical domains

In order to engineer software architectures of complex cyber-physical systems of different technical domains such that both time and effort efficient and truly interactive engineering of software architectures of complex cyber-physical systems is enabled, it is proposed to provide an automatic enforcement of multi-level constraints across architectural views. This provides, (i) with regard to architectural aspects of such a complex cyber-physical system being captured in views including various entities being related to each other and entities being related across various views and (ii) that these multi-view constraints particularly implying that the constraints placed on the entities in one view may affect the validity of the relations of the entities in another view, an error-free engineering, (e.g., without violating at least one constraint), together with a rapid, in particular visual, feedback of constraints being invalidated and entities involved in the constraints.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160261099

Fireproof wall lead-through for an electrically insulated conductor and method for producing a fireproof wall lead-through

A fireproof wall lead-through for an electrically insulated conductor, having a wall, a wall pipe leading through the wall, an outer sleeve extending through the wall pipe, and a conductor led through the outer sleeve, which conductor is spaced apart from the outer sleeve in an electrically insulating manner, wherein an intumescent material is applied to the outer sleeve and the conductor in the conductor segment of the wall pipe, which intumescent material swells and closes the wall lead-through under the influence of heat.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160260562

Connection piece for a switch pole of a switching apparatus

A connection piece is disclosed for a switch pole of a switching apparatus which improves the properties of the switch pole as concerns centering and current-carrying capacity. According to an embodiment of the invention, a connection piece for a switch pole of a switching apparatus is provided for connecting in electrically conductive manner to a movement contact connection pin of a vacuum switching tube disposed in the switch pole. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160260208

Direct computation of image-derived biomarkers

A method for computing image-derived biomarkers includes receiving image data defining a three-dimensional image volume representative of an anatomical region of interest. Features characterizing local variations of intensity in the image data using an intensity model are identified. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160259328

Diagnostic device and method for monitoring the operation of control loops

A diagnostic device and method for monitoring operation of automation system control loops includes an evaluation device and a data memory storing sequences of actual-value data of the control loops. An absolute value maximum of a cross-correlation function, for an excitation resulting from changes in a setpoint setting of one control loop, is determined as a first quantitative measure for positive time lag of the sequence of actual-value data of another control loop, and a numeric parameter evaluating an interaction effect of the one control loop on the other is determined as a function of the first quantitative measure. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160259024

Method and apparatus for attenuation correction of emission tomography scan data

In a method for attenuation correction of emission tomography scan data acquired from an examination object in a combined magnetic resonance emission tomography apparatus, wherein an interference object is situated in the examination region, which causes a magnetic interference field during combined magnetic resonance emission tomography imaging, magnetic resonance scan data of the examination object are acquired by executing a magnetic resonance sequence designed to at least partially compensate inference due to the magnetic interference field. Emission tomography scan data are acquired and an attenuation map is generated using the acquired magnetic resonance scan data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160259021

Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging

In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging of an examination object, a control computer is provided with a designation of a first recording region, which is cuboidal. The computer automatically determines a second recording region that represents an adjustment of the first recording region such that the second recording region is cube-shaped. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160259019

Magnetic resonance coil unit and method for its manufacture

A magnetic resonance (mr) coil unit,comprising:—an mr coil body which houses at least one mr coil, the mr coil body having a front surface for facing a patient, a reverse surface opposite to the front surface, and at least one opening through the mr coil body which connects the front and reverse surfaces;—at least one mr marker located at least partly in said at least one opening in the mr coil body; and—at least one optical marker located above the reverse surface of the mr coil body.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160258414

Wind turbine rotor blade and a method for mounting a wind turbine rotor blade

A wind turbine rotor blade, including a first blade section, a second blade section and at least one pre-stressed tensioning element for connecting the first blade section and the second blade section with each other, wherein the rotor blade is split at an interface thereof in a longitudinal direction into the first blade section and the second blade section, wherein the first blade section is arranged closer to a root of the rotor blade than the second blade section, wherein a length of the at least one pre-stressed tensioning element is larger than half of a chord length of the rotor blade at the interface and wherein the at least one pre-stressed tensioning element extends deeper into the first blade section than into the second blade section, is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160256129

Ct system having a modular x-ray detector and data transmission system for transmitting detector data

A ct system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the ct system includes a stationary part, including a stationary part, including a plurality of non-rotating components; a rotatable part configured to rotate about a system axis during operation, including at least one x-ray detector, the at least one x-ray detector being modular in design and including a plurality of detector modules, the detector modules each including a plurality of detector pixels; a wireless data transmission system, to transmit at least detector information relating to a measured x-ray radiation from the rotatable part to the stationary part, the wireless data transmission system including at least one radio unit with a transmitter/receiver and at least one radio antenna, integrated in a plurality of the detector modules, to transmit at least the detector information; and at least one radio unit including a radio antenna and a receiver/transmitter, arranged on the stationary part.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/08/16 / #20160256122

Imaging system and imaging method

An imaging system may include a radiation source for emitting radiation, a radiation detector having a regular arrangement of detector elements, and a shadow mask having a regularly repeating pattern. The shadow mask and the radiation detector may be arranged such that a projection of the pattern of the shadow mask is generated at the location of the detector by the radiation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160255175

Communication device and method for transmitting data within an industrial automation system

A communication device and method for transmit data within an industrial automation system which includes at least one subnetwork having a group of communication devices and a subnetwork control device, wherein a name or configuration service component assigned to the subnetwork control device acquires ipv4 addresses and associated device names for the group of communication devices, an ipv6 address is respectively calculated for the group of communication devices from an ipv6 prefix assigned to the subnetwork and the ipv4 addresses of the communication devices, address translation rules are determined from the ipv4 addresses of the communication devices and the calculated ipv6 addresses and are used for address translation between ipv4 addresses and ipv6 addresses by an address translation unit assigned to the subnetwork control device, and the calculated ipv6 addresses and the associated device names are stored in a superordinate name service server.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160255006

Semantic deduplication

In order to reduce data traffic in a network, a master node sends master data to at least one checking instance. The master data are checked by the checking instance. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160254729

Fan directing element for an electric machine

An electric machine having a stator and a rotor arranged on an axis of rotation and a first fan, which extends in the radial direction on one section of the axis of rotation and delivers a coolant flow into the electric machine during operation. The electric machine further includes a fan directing element, which interacts with the first fan and deflects at least a proportion of the coolant flow. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160254668

System for transmitting electrical power

A system transmits electrical power between a first and a second alternating voltage network. A self-commutated converter can be connected to the second alternating voltage network, the converter being connected to an unregulated rectifier via a direct voltage connection. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160254657

Connection of at least four electric conductors

A connection element for electrically conductive connections of at least four electric conductors. The connection element has a metallic electrode which has a cavity for merging the conductors and an opening into the cavity for each conductor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160254313

Semiconductor element having grooves which divide an electrode layer, and method of forming the grooves

A semiconductor element is disclosed including a construction with electrode-dividing grooves, in which a dark current is smaller than in existing examples. A method of forming such grooves is also disclosed. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160254110

Electrical switch

An electrical switch includes a gas-insulated tube, a contact system in the tube having fixed and movable contacts, a contact operating element passed out of the tube and movable along an actuation direction for opening and closing the system, and a contact pressure spring movable along the direction, connected to the operating element and an external drive element and disposed in a stationary guide part. The guide part guides the operating element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160253901

Method for assigning a travel line to a vehicle and method for controlling a traffic system

A method for assigning a travel line to a vehicle, wherein at least one travel line is provided with at least two notification points. The two notification points represent a departure stop with a departure time and an end stop. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160253438

Design of a circuit suitable for generating random bits and circuit for generating random bits

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for designing a circuit suitable for generating random bits and to a circuit for generating random bits. A random bit string which is used as a binary random number is generated, for example. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160252899

Method of and system for controlling manufacturing processes in discrete production lines

A method and a system control a discrete production line in a manufacturing plant employing a computer-managed mes system. The mes system contains a set of mes components interacting with one another in order to control different production phases, and the mes components use, for the control, data of mes entities stored in a database according to a first data model. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160252894

Method for optimizing a motion profile, control device and technical system

A method for providing an optimized motion profile, wherein a motion profile is divided into partial motion profiles to create the optimized motion profile, where the partial motion profiles are advantageously each linearly independent, i.e., the partial motion profiles are, for example, based on independent alignments and/or directions and/or they describe motions of at least one actuator for different spatial directions, and where the partial motion profiles are optimized independently of one another with the aid of at least one optimization method.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160252442

Apparatus and method for determining sizes of particles in a fluid

An apparatus and method are provided for determining particle sizes and/or a number of particles in a fluid. The method includes emitting laser beams from a laser source, through a lens optical system having a laser absorption device, which absorbs unscattered laser beams emitted by the laser source. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160252426

Arrangement with wirelessly interrogatable saw system

An arrangement includes a shaft arranged within a housing and sized to project through a housing opening, and a shaft sealing ring arranged between the housing and the shaft in a region of the housing opening. A wirelessly interrogatable saw system has an interrogation unit, at least one stationary first antenna electrically connected to the interrogation unit, at least one rotating second antenna attached in fixed rotative engagement to the shaft, and at least one wirelessly interrogatable saw sensor attached in fixed rotative engagement to the shaft and electrically connected to the at least one second antenna. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160252254

Gas turbine burner hub with pilot burner

A burner arrangement for a combustion chamber for combustion of fluid fuels has a main burner and pilot burner arranged centrally within the main burner for the ignition and/or stabilization of the combustion of the main burner. The main burner has central fuel feed arrangement arranged around the pilot burner, an annular air duct surrounding the central fuel feed arrangement for the supply of combustion air, first fuel nozzles for injection of substantially gaseous fuel into the annular air duct. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160251971

Two-ply ceramic layer with different microstructures

A two-ply heat-insulating ceramic layer is provided with a highly porous crackfree lower ply and an outermost heat-insulating ply with vertical cracks in order to ensure both a high heat insulation as well as a high erosion resistance. In one aspect is a layer system having a two-ply, outermost ceramic layer, which has a lower ceramic layer and an outermost ceramic layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160250832

Fixation of fibre fabric layers in moulds for wind turbine blades

A method of manufacturing a rotor blade for a wind turbine is provided. The method includes steps of providing a mould defining an outer shape of a the rotor blade or a portion thereof; arranging a plurality of fibre fabric layers on a surface of the mould having at least one inclined surface portion; and laminating the fibre fabrics layers together by infusing a liquid resin into the mould. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160250717

Method for laser melting with at least one working laser beam

A component is produced in layers by laser melting. A molten pool is created in a bed of powder by a working laser beam. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160250715

Method for producing a component, and an optical irradiation device

A method for producing a component by the successive solidification of individual layers of powdered, granular or liquid material by irradiation with laser radiation using a laser, each layer being divided into an inner region and an edge region with an edge region surface, and, for each layer, after irradiation with the laser, at least the edge region surface of the edge region of the layer being irradiated with an ultrashort pulse laser. An optical irradiation device produces a component by successive solidification of individual layers of powdered, granular or liquid material.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/01/16 / #20160249874

Determining the velocity of a fluid with the aid of an imaging method

A method for determining the velocity of a fluid in a volume to be imaged of an examination object with the aid of an imaging method is described. Attenuation values are acquired based upon image data of the volume to be imaged, depending on location and time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160249310

Method for locating a frequency deviation in a communication network, and corresponding communication network

Locating a frequency deviation in a communication network is provided. A node clock frequency is assigned to each internal clock of each network node. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160249068

Method for producing video coding and programme-product

According to the invention, there are provided sets of contexts specifically adapted to encode special coefficients of a prediction error matrix, on the basis of previously encoded values of level k. Furthermore, the number of values of levels other than 0 is explicitly encoded and numbers of appropriate contexts are selected on the basis of the number of spectral coefficients other than 0.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160248679

Filtering a data packet by means of a network filtering device

There is a need for coupling, for example within an automation area, particularly critical subareas with less critical subareas of the automation area. The invention relates to a method and a network filtering device for filtering a data packet between a first network and a second network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160248237

Air inlet and air outlet openings for a vertical busbar system, especially for wind power plants

A busbar system is disclosed for the transport of electrical energy, the busbar system being in a vertical setup position. The busbar system includes at least one busbar and a cover surrounding the at least one busbar, the busbar system being divided into elements, each element having an inlet opening in a lower region of the housing and an outlet opening in an upper region of the housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160248132

Heat storage system comprising a high-temperature battery

A heat storage system has a high-temperature battery having a plurality of storage cells, which have an operating temperature of at least 100° c., and which are in contact with a heat exchanger liquid for supplying and dissipating heat, wherein a first heat store having a heat store fluid is furthermore included, the heat store being thermally connected to the high-temperature battery in such a way that heat can be transferred from the high-temperature battery to the heat store fluid. The heat store itself is thermally connected to a low-temperature heat store for heat transfer, the low-temperature heat store being provided for storing low-temperature heat at a temperature level of at least 40° c.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160248124

Electrochemical energy store comprising a conductivity section for overcharge protection

An electrochemical energy store with an anode, which is electrically connected to an anode space in which an anode material with a first fill level is arranged, and a cathode, which is electrically connected to a cathode space in which a cathode material with a second fill level is arranged, and an ion-conducting separator, which separates the anode space from the cathode space. The ion-conducting separator has a top region and a base region, wherein at least one conductivity section is provided in the top region of the ion-conducting separator, which conductivity section has greater electrical conductivity during correct operation of the electrochemical energy store than an electrically insulating insulation section in the base region, wherein at least one state of charge of the electrochemical energy store exists in which the anode material makes contact with the conductivity section in the anode space.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160247631

Method of supporting a capacitor, capacitor assembly and subsea adjustable speed drive comprising the assembly

A method is disclosed for supporting a capacitor. In an embodiment, the method includes applying a pressure on a first side of the capacitor parallel to a first electrode of the capacitor in a first direction of a normal of the first electrode; applying a pressure on a second side of the capacitor parallel to a second electrode of the capacitor in a second direction of a normal of the second electrode, the first direction being opposite to the second direction; and afterwards pressurizing a non-conductive fluid surrounding the capacitor to a target pressure.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160247263

Simultaneous edge enhancement and non-uniform noise removal using refined adaptive filtering

A method for denoising magnetic resonance images includes estimating a normalization field corresponding to a magnetic resonance imaging device and acquiring a non-normalized image from the magnetic resonance imaging device. A noise level estimation process is performed with the non-normalized image to yield a noise level. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160247106

Managing a fleet of autonomous electric vehicles for on-demand transportation and ancillary services to electrical grid

A computer-implemented method for managing a fleet of electric vehicles includes a fleet management computing system selecting an optimal vehicle fleet size and a plurality of discharging parking lot locations based on (i) historical electrical energy consumption for a geographic area and (ii) historical traffic flow though the geographic area during one or more time periods of interest. The fleet management computing system collects transportation demand data from a plurality of users comprising requests for transportation to locations within the geographic area and uses (i) the optimal vehicle fleet size, (ii) the plurality of discharging parking lot locations, and (iii) the transportation demand data to select routing information for each of a plurality of electric vehicles. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160246985

Licensing of software products

In a method for issuing an access authorization for a software product provided on an application server, provision is made for a license server to establish, electronically sign and transfer a license token to the application client, which transmits the license token to the application server. Since the application client supplies its access authorization for access to the software product with the request for the software product, a rapid and efficient checking of the access authorization is possible, even without a connection between the license server and the application server during the request.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160246286

Method for checking the positioning accuracy of a machine part that is displaceable with respect to at least one axis by means of a drive and a controller

A method which allows an operator to quickly form a clear picture with regard to the positioning accuracy of a machine part that is displaceable along an axis by means a drive controlled by a controller includes specifying with the controller nominal position values of the machine part in relation to a single axis, wherein the nominal position values are defined by a sine function; displacing the machine part with respect to the single axis in accordance with the nominal position values; determining with a measuring device actual position values of the machine part in relation to the single axis; and visualizing the actual position values of the machine part in relation to the single axis graphically in a circular representation.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160246012

Connector for subsea use

A connector for subsea use is provided. The connector includes a first and a second connector part adapted to be made at subsea. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160245909

Frequency-modulated continuous-wave (fmcw)

A frequency-modulated continuous-wave (fmcw) radar system for level or distance measurement in which a frequency modulated signal to be transmitted to a target is mixed with an echo signal from the target to produce a beat signal that passes through an analog filter before being digitized and processed in a digital processor to determine the level or distance to be measured, where a test signal is generated by a signal generator, and a switch is controlled to connect the beat signal or the test signal to the analog filter, the signal generator generates the test signal as a broadband signal having a periodic waveform, e.g., a square wave, and the digital processor calculates a spectrum of the digitized filtered test signal by fast fourier transform and generates a fault signal if the spectrum differs from a reference spectrum by a predetermined amount to allow for failure detection.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160245882

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for determining absolute receive sensitivity maps for reception coils

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for determining absolute three-dimensional reception sensitivity maps for reception coils in a scanner of the magnetic resonance, in particular a scanner having a basic magnetic field strength of at least 3 t, in the presence of a subject under examination that affects the reception sensitivity, spatially resolved subject parameters are determined, which specify electromagnetic properties of the subject under examination, and coil-geometry parameters are determined, which specify the spatial arrangement of the reception coils in the magnetic resonance scanner. The reception sensitivity maps are determined by simulation in a model specified by the subject parameters and the coil-geometry parameters.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160245513

Heat-protective insert for a fuel line

A heat-protective insert for a fuel line, has a first portion in the form of a tube with a cross-section, and a second portion that is connected to the first portion, and extends across the cross-section, and has openings to achieve a sieve effect. A fuel line has such a heat-protective insert.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160245124

Module for condensing expelled vapors and for cooling turbine effluent

A module for a thermal power plant for condensing expelled vapors and cooling turbine effluent from the drained turbine includes a first unit designed to condense expelled vapors as well as a second unit designed to cool the turbine effluent, condensate from the first unit being transferable to the second unit.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160245107

Turbine blade and gas turbine

A turbine blade with a turbine blade aerofoil, a turbine blade root and a turbine blade platform located between the turbine blade aerofoil and the turbine blade root and having, in its underside, an insertion groove for the insertion of a sealing plate; the sealing plate can be secured by a securing element supported on the turbine blade platform, and the turbine blade platform has a material cut-out with two support edges located opposite each other in such a way that the securing element can be secured on both sides to the turbine blade across the axial extension of the turbine blade root.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160244073

Method for controlling a drive-off process of a railway vehicle

A method controls a drive-off process of an electrically driven vehicle, the electric motor of which is fed via a converter. A holding torque necessary to prevent the vehicle from rolling back is determined. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160243766

Energy star for manufacturing

A computer-implemented method for optimizing manufacturing of a product based on total life cycle energy consumption includes receiving manufacturing parameters associated with manufacturing the product according to a manufacturing process and a candidate hybrid manufacturing plan for implementing the manufacturing process using a first combination of additive manufacture techniques and non-additive manufacture techniques. An energy consumption dataset is generated comprising (i) first energy consumption data corresponding to a non-additive manufacturing process, (ii) second energy consumption data corresponding to an additive manufacturing process, and (iii) energy intensity data associated with manufacturing materials. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160242727

Automated adjustment of signal analysis parameters for x-ray detectors

A method for the automated determination of an adjusted setting for signal analysis parameters of an x-ray detector is described. With an embodiment of the method, information relating to the dimensions of the object to be examined, the x-ray attenuation in the object to be examined, the nature of the examination and the examination region of the object to be examined is acquired. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160242710

Patient position control for computed tomography during minimally invasive intervention

Computed tomography is used during a minimally invasive intervention. A processor detects the inserted device (e.g., catheter) from a ct scan of the patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/25/16 / #20160242709

Breast examination apparatus and compression plate for a breast examination apparatus

An imaging breast examination apparatus for medical examination of a breast includes an insertable compression plate for compressing the breast. An electric motor which is disposed outside the compression plate in the breast examination apparatus serves to generate a rotation movement. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160241597

Adaptation of access rules for a data interchange between a first network and a second network

. . Adapting access rules for a data interchange between a first network and a second network by the second network is provided based on a service-specific integrity information item of the first network, wherein the first network processes data for carrying out a service and the service defines multiple components. A respective integrity status is transmitted for each of the components by each respective component via a communication link within the first network to a management unit of the first network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160241511

Communication device of an industrial automation system and method for configurating the communication device

A communication device of an industrial automation system and method for configuring the communication device, wherein a communication network address assigned to the communication device is independently generated from at least one prefix communicated via router advertisement messages by at least one router assigned within a subnetwork and from a device-specific interface identifier, where the communication device interrogates at at least one server of a name service system, in accordance with a name resolution protocol, which communication network addresses are assigned to its communication device name, the communication network addresses interrogated at the at least one server of the name service system are checked with regard to correspondence to the prefix, and where the communication device assigns to itself only those communication network addresses interrogated at the server of the name service system which have a correspondence to the prefix communicated by the router.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160241166

Lifting system, method for electrical testing, vibration damper, and machine assembly

The invention relates to a lifting system, comprising a piezoelectric actuator, a support, and a hydraulic stroke multiplier having an input and an output side, wherein with the input side of the hydraulic stroke multiplier said hydraulic stroke multiplier is tied to the piezoelectric actuator, and with the output side of the hydraulic stroke multiplier said hydraulic stroke multiplier is tied to the support. In the method for electrically testing an electronic component, the component is placed on the support of such a lifting system, and is lifted for positioning relative to a test contact. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160241111

Device for deflecting at least a portion of a cooling fluid lowing axially in an intermediate space which is arranged between a rotor and a stator of a rotating electrical machine

A device for deflecting at least a portion of a cooling fluid flowing axially in an intermediate space is arranged between a rotor and a stator of a rotating electrical machine, in particular of a turbogenerator, wherein at least one blade can be arranged on a prespecifiable section of an outer face of the rotor and in the intermediate space, which blade is designed and can be arranged in such a way that a portion of the cooling fluid flowing in the intermediate space can be radially deflected in the direction of the stator by said blade.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160241038

Method and apparatus for controlling power production in distribution grids

A method and apparatus for controlling power production in a distribution grid, wherein a technical result consists in increasing the efficiency of responding to an incoming grid state by using a database storing previous grid states and solutions for the previous grid states when solving an optimization problem, where a set of grid parameters is initially obtained to determine the incoming grid state, the incoming grid state is then compared to the previous grid states stored in the database, and if at least one previous grid state similar to the incoming grid state exists in the database, its solution is selected as a solution for the incoming grid state, and the indication of the amount of power to be produced, which is represented by the selected solution for the incoming grid state, is sent to power producers to provide a desired power level for power consumers.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160240988

Arrangement having two electrical devices

An arrangement having two electronic devices which are each surrounded by a dedicated device housing and mounted side-by-side, wherein each electronic device has at least one electrical contact for electrically connecting the two devices, and a connecting plug with mating contacts and with a plug housing is provided, where each dedicated device housing has formed sections which are held in position in relation to one another, when the devices are mounted, via mating formed sections which are arranged on the plug housing, and where the contacts of the two devices are connected by means of the mating contacts such that rapid assembly is firstly allowed in one working step and such that the contacts cannot be loosened or become detached by changes in the position of the devices is secondly assured.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160240330

Clutch mechanism for energy storage device and gas insulated circuit breaker thereof

The present application relates to a clutch mechanism for an energy storage device including a load gear, a drive gear, a one-way bearing, a bushing, and a gear shaft including a gear portion and a clutch portion. The gear shaft includes multiple cylinders, and a push rod, a rotary sleeve and an elastic element located in a cavity of the gear shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160240289

Overvoltage arrester

An overvoltage arrester includes a column extending between first and second electrical terminals and having resistance elements being stacked on one another and having first and second opposite contact faces. The first and second contact faces of adjacent resistance elements adjoin one another. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160239961

Medical imaging system and operating method therefor

In a medical imaging system and an operating method therefor, in order to simplify the operation of the medical imaging system, a framework condition for the creation of image information is selected on the basis of one or more acquisition sequences, and a computer of the imaging system automatically preselects multiple parameter sets for the at least one acquisition sequence as a function of the selected framework condition. For each of the preselected parameter sets, at least one characteristic from the acquisition sequence or from image information assigned to the acquisition sequence is visually presented. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160239632

Anatomically specific movie driven medical image review

Generating anatomically specific movie driven medical image review is provided. Scan data is received representing an anatomy of a patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160239027

Pressure compensator and method of manufacturing a pressure compensator

A pressure compensator for providing pressure compensation for a subsea device is provided. The pressure compensator has a compensator wall enclosing a compensation chamber and at least one bellows assembly. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160239015

Diagnostic device and method for monitoring the operation of a control loop

A diagnostic device and method for monitoring the operation of a slave or ratio control loop in a meshed control structure of an automation system. The diagnostic device includes an evaluation device and a data memory for storing sequences of setpoint data and actual value data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160239011

Extending a programmable logic controller with apps

A programmable logic controller comprises a processor, a plc operating environment, a device memory, and an app container. The plc operating environment is configured to execute a controller automation program providing a plurality of skill functions. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160238685

Imaging method with multi-slice acquisition

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for acquiring mr signals from an examination object an rf excitation pulse is directed into the examination object while activating magnetic field gradients in two different spatial directions, such that a magnetization in the examination object in the two different spatial directions is limited by the rf excitation pulse and the switching of the magnetic field gradients. The magnetization is excited in one of the two spatial directions, of a slice selection direction, in a number of periodic layers, so mr signals are generated in the multiple periodic slices. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160238683

Automated determination of the resonance frequencies of protons for magnetic resonance examinations

In a method and a magnetic resonance (mr) system for automated determination of the resonance frequency of a nucleus for magnetic resonance examinations, at least one mr signal is detected, and is fourier-transformed into a spectrum composed of elements that can be represented as a vector. An analysis of the spectrum is conducted, wherein at least two cross-correlation coefficients of at least one model spectrum are determined by use of the measured spectrum. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160237991

Air-gap secure system for a wind turbine

Disclosed is a wind turbine, which comprises a rotatable structure being coupled to a hub of the wind turbine and to a generator rotor comprising a brake disc, a stationary structure being coupled to a generator stator and comprising a stator frame and a safety bearing element. The rotatable structure is rotatably coupled to the stationary structure, wherein the stator frame comprises a brake mounting section to which a calliper brake is mountable such that the brake disc is breakable by the mounted calliper brake. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160237860

Arrangement and method utilizing waste heat

A method and arrangement for utilizing waste heat that includes a waste heat exchanger, at least two turbines, at least two recuperators, at least two cooler units, and at least two pumps and/or compressors as components, wherein all components are arranged in a single fluid cycle, where the waste heat exchanger heats up a fluid with heat from a waste heat source, the heated fluid flows through a first set of the at least one turbine, the at least one recuperator, the at least one cooler unit, and the at least one pump and/or compressor, and then flows through at least a second set the at least one turbine, the at least one recuperator, the at least one cooler unit, and the at least one pump and/or compressor with the same components arranged in series downstream of the first set.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160237859

Arrangement and method for the utilization of waste heat

The present invention relates to an arrangement (1) and method for the utilization of waste heat comprising at least a waste heat exchanger (3, 3′, 3″), at least two turbines (6, 6′, 6″}, at least two recuperators (7, 7′, 7″), and at least a cooler unit (8, 9, 8′, 9′, 8″, 9″) in at least one fluid circuit. A pump and compressor (10, 10′, 10″) in one device is comprised, switchable between a pump and compressor function by a change of the rotational frequency of a rotor of the device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160236697

A method for switching a train on and off, and route and train configuration for carrying out the method

A method and a route and train configuration for switching a train off and on in a parking position include a train side automatic train control device and a route side train monitoring system. In order to switch the train on and off economically and independently from personnel, the following steps are provided: a) entering the parking position, wherein a train reclosing unit, together with a route side coupling module connected to the train monitoring system, establishes an electrical connection; b) switching off train side subsystems using the train control device; c) shutting down and switching off the train control device; d) event triggered reactivation of the train control device using the train reclosing unit; e) switching on remaining train subsystems by using the train control device, and f) exiting the parking position, while separating electrical connection between the reclosing unit and the coupling module.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160235388

Vessel tree tracking in angiography videos

A method for tracking vessels in image data includes receiving a plurality of image frames and annotating a target vessel in the plurality of image frames. A plurality of tracking targets associated with the target vessel is selected based on a first image frame included in the plurality of image frames. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160235386

Device and method for dynamically storing medical device positions, biomedical engineering imaging system, and computer program product

A storage apparatus for dynamically storing and for recalling a position of an imaging biomedical engineering device has an interface to a position establishment apparatus of the imaging biomedical engineering device. A display unit has a display field with a user interface having a selectable number of virtual storage buttons that are actuatable by a pointer object. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/18/16 / #20160235373

Plaque vulnerability assessment in medical imaging

Rather than rely on variation from physician to physician and limited imaging information for assessing plaque vulnerability of a patient, medical imaging and other information are used by a machine-implemented classifier to predict plaque rupture. Anatomical, morphological, hemodynamic, and biochemical features are used in combination to classify plaque.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160233758

Multilevel converter

A multilevel converter has a plurality of series-connected sub modules, which each have at least one first switch, one second switch and one capacitor. Current is output by way of the capacitor during discharging phases and current is received or charging the capacitor during charging phases. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160233742

Cooling arrangement

A cooling arrangement realized to cool stator windings of a stator enclosed in a generator housing, the cooling arrangement includes a fan arrangement configured to direct a gaseous cooling medium) into a cavity, the cavity is defined by a stator end face and the generator housing; an arrangement of bypass openings in a stator end face, wherein a bypass opening provides a path into an interior of the stator; and a manifold arranged to extend over the bypass openings and at least partially over a winding overhang of the stator windings and configured to guide a cooling flow through the winding overhang into the stator interior is provided. A direct-drive wind turbine, a method of cooling stator windings of a stator, and a method of retrofitting a wind turbine is further provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160233608

Flushing arrangement

A flushing arrangement for flushing a surface of a wet-mateable connector for subsea use is provided. The flushing arrangement has a cartridge adapted to form a chamber around the surface to be flushed prior to flushing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160232663

Method and apparatus for reconstruction of magnetic resonance image data for multiple chemical substances in multi-echo imaging

In a method and apparatus for the reconstruction of image data for at least two different chemical substance types, the reconstruction relates to a defined region of an examination object and is based on raw data acquired from the defined region at different echo times by a magnetic resonance scan. The reconstruction is implemented using a target function that includes a regularization term that correlates image data of the different echo times. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160232076

Software update of non-critical components in dual safety-critical distributed systems

A method operates a safety-critical system, which system contains at least one first data device having approved, safety-relevant software and at least one reference data device having the same approved, safety-relevant software. In the method, after a type check of the system, the at least one first data device is equipped with at least one piece of non-safety-relevant additional software and the at least one reference data device is blocked from software modifications. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231737

Planning and engineering method, software tool and system for a process plant

A flowchart of a process plant is compiled by linking graphical process objects representing operator-controllable and observable facilities of the plant when planning a process plant, wherein the process in the process plant is simulated with reference to simulation models assigned to the graphical process objects during a simulation phase, where simulation models include energy consumption models that describe the electrical energy consumption of the respective facilities to be described as a function of measurable or known process variables in the plant and hence enable simulation and optimization of the automation with respect to electrical energy consumption and energy efficiency.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231732

Method for generating a manufacturing model for a medical implant

A method is disclosed for generating a manufacturing model for a medical implant. In the method, image data of a body region is provided, and regions corresponding to structures of different tissue are segmented; a shape of the implant is defined on the basis of the regions corresponding to the structures and an interaction with the implant is determined for at least one structure in a patient-specific manner on the basis of the image data; for a number of structures, the respective interaction with the implant is checked for an exceedance of a critical stress; and the shape of the implant is defined as a manufacturing model. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231719

Independent automation technology field device for remote monitoring

A method and field device for monitoring automation technology is disclosed the automation field device has internal sensor apparatus that detects states that the field device is subjected as a whole, connections feeding sensor signals to the field device from external sensor apparatus, a channel to a serial field bus, and a further channel. The field device has a processor and a program stored in a memory. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231437

Detector apparatus for a computed tomography system

A detector apparatus includes a number of detectors for assigned radiation sources of a computed tomography system, wherein each detector may require a constant input voltage in a range between 900 v and 1200 v. During operation of the detector apparatus, an auxiliary voltage is fed to a high voltage source to supply power to the input terminals on the number of detectors. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231408

Magnetic resonance method and apparatus using the same mr signals for determining various parameters

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for determining a first parameter and a second parameter in a volume of an examination object, mr signals of the volume are acquired using various values of at least one acquisition parameter. A first function is specified by which an mr signal can be determined depending on the first parameter and the at least one acquisition parameter, and a second function is specified by which an mr signal can be determined depending on the second parameter and the at least one acquisition parameter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231407

Method for controlling a magnetic resonance apparatus and controller for a magnetic resonance apparatus

In a method and controller for controlling a magnetic resonance system, a sequence of synchronized control commands is transmitted to different system components of the magnetic resonance system. For different system components a number of control commands is supplied in a relative chronological order in relation to a defined system time, wherein the control commands in the relative chronological order are each allocated times that specify when a particular control command should be executed in relation to a defined system time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231400

Gradient coil arrangement, magnetic resonance apparatus and method for damping a gradient coil arrangement

Gradient coil arrangement for a magnetic resonance apparatus has multiple sub-coils formed by coil conductors on a common substrate, and the gradient coil arrangement has at least one damping producer that damps voltage overshoots occurring due to capacitive and/or inductive coupling between two sub-coils as a result of interfering frequencies in the wanted signal for at least one of the sub-coils affected. The damping producer is directly applied to the coil conductor of at least one of the sub-coils involved in the capacitive and/or inductive coupling.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231261

Induction thermography method

A method for induction thermography includes acquiring a plurality of images or an object at each of a plurality of imaging directions, and deriving a combined fourier-transformed image from the images taken at different imaging directions to detect defects in the object.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231225

In vitro method for the label-free determination of a cell type of a cell

An in vitro method for the marker-free determination of a cell type of a cell in a biological sample is disclosed, a microscopic device being configured to detect a height profile of the cell with respect to a carrier plate. An embodiment of the method performed by a cell analysis device, include: determining a cell compartment of the cell on the basis of the detected height profile, determining a predetermined quantitative cell feature on the basis of the determined cell compartment, and determining the cell type of the cell on the basis of the determined quantitative cell feature. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160231193

Pressure sensor

A pressure sensor is provided. The pressure sensor has a differential pressure sensor adapted to measure differential pressure between two differential pressure sensor inputs in a first differential pressure range. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160230842

Gearing arrangement for a vertical mill

A gearing arrangement for a vertical mill includes a central shaft mounted for rotation about a vertical rotation axis, a spur gear arranged in fixed rotative engagement on the central shaft, and an output flange rotatably coupled to the central shaft. At least one gear unit having gear pairs is arranged vertically below the output flange, with a pinion gear arranged on an output side of the gear unit for engagement into the spur gear on the central shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160230773

Rotor for a thermal turbomachine

A rotor for a thermal turbomachine, in particular a gas turbine, is configured to conduct a medium in its interior. In order to conduct the medium in the interior with low flow losses, it is provided that a rotor disk of the compressor has holes, in order to feed the medium from outside into the rotor interior. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160230606

Combined cycle gas turbine plant comprising a waste heat steam generator and fuel preheating step

A combined cycle gas turbine plant and a corresponding method for operating such a combined cycle gas turbine plant, in which, during load operation of the combined cycle gas turbine plant, a water mass flow which is supplied according to the forced-flow principle to a waste heat steam generator is adjusted such that the evaporator heating surface of the medium pressure stage is oversupplied and thus a defined amount of excess water, which is heated in the evaporator heating surface but not vaporized, is discharged via the water-steam separator to a heat exchanger circuit for preheating fuel for the gas turbine.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160230591

Method for operating a turbo-machine having overload protection and turbo-machine comprising a device for carrying out said method

A turbo-machine is provided having at least one turbo-machine stage, wherein overload protection of the rotating shaft is provided by the method and, to protect the rotating shaft against overload, a measurement of a torsional stress of the rotating shaft is carried out during operation of the rotating shaft. The torsional stress is measured via a measurement of the torque of the rotating shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160229300

Determining a zero current of an alternating current

A circuit arrangement for detecting a zero crossing of an alternating current is provided. The circuit arrangement includes a load through which the alternating current can flow, and an evaluation unit connected to the load and configured to evaluate an electrical voltage formed at the load, and to determining zero currents. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160229009

Gear wheel production method

In a method for producing a spur-cut gear wheel, a plurality of individual components are provided with at least one hub, a disk wheel and a ring gear. The individual components are subjected to at least partial mechanical soft machining and joined by using a welding method. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/11/16 / #20160228190

Three-dementional quantitative heart hemodynamics in medical imaging

A medical system is provided for three-dimensional hemodynamic quantification. Comprehensive three-dimensional (3d) plus time (3d+t) assessment of flow patterns inside the heart are provided by a combination of lumped-parameter modeling and computational flow dynamic modeling. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160226980

Method for setting up an uninterrupted communication connection and communication device

A method in which a monitoring unit allocated to a communication device checks, based on a name resolution protocol, whether a second communication network address allocated to the first communication device becomes valid in order to set up an uninterrupted communication connection to the communication device that is allocated to an industrial automation system, where in cases of an allocation of a new valid communication network address and an existing communication connection, the monitoring unit initiates a set-up of an additional communication connection using the new communication network address.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160226480

Modular multipoint power converter for high voltages

A sub module for a converter has first and second subunits. Each subunit has an energy storage device, a first series circuit with two power semiconductor switching units, each with a power semiconductor which can be switched on and off, which have the same forward direction and which are conductive in the direction opposite the forward direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160226470

Inductive isolation of voltage sources of an inductive voltage adder by individual coupled coils

A transformer including a coaxial transmission line and a series circuit of discrete stages of voltage sources arranged along a main axis of wave propagation. Electromagnetic waves are propagated along the coaxial transmission line in each stage and are coupled in the coaxial transmission line by pulse currents. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160226345

Cooling device for an electric motor

A cooling device for an electric motor includes at least one closed capillary tube, within which a cooling fluid is located and which is introduced into an opening of a lamination stack of the electric motor such that the capillary tube is connected to the lamination stack to conduct heat and partially projects out of the lamination stack, such that the capillary tube has a cold end disposed outside and a hot end disposed inside the lamination stack. The cooling fluid and the degree of filling of the capillary tube with the cooling fluid is chosen such that an input of heat from the lamination stack into the capillary tube leads to evaporation of the cooling fluid, and the cold end of the capillary tube is cooled such that vapour produced during the evaporation condenses and heat input into the capillary tube is dissipated out of the capillary tube.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160226325

Cooling device for an electric machine and electric machine comprising a cooling device

A cooling device for an electric machine includes a stator winding having at least one laminated stator core, which at least one laminated stator core has at least one laminated stator core and at least one stator winding head, wherein the cooling device has a plurality of channels through which a coolant can flow, which channels are connected to a pressure accumulator at a first end and leads into an impingement cooling plate and/or into a channel of a stator winding head at a second end of the channels. An electric machine includes a rotor and a stator, which stator has at least one stator winding, which has at least one laminated stator core and at least one stator winding head; wherein the electric machine includes a cooling device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160226083

Method for connecting an electrically conductive contact element to at least one electrically conductive fuel cell component which is associated with a fuel cell

A method is provided for connecting an electrically conductive contact element to at least one electrically conductive fuel cell component associated with a fuel cell. A contact element that is soluable in a solvent, and an electrically conductive fuel cell component are provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160225555

Operator control and detector device having differentiated signal generation

A command and signaling device responsive to movement of an actuating tappet includes a spring element to which the tappet is operatively connected to compress the spring element in response to movement of the tappet. A plurality of contact pads are defined on the surface of a printed circuit board. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160225547

Switching device having an apparatus for switching on suddenly

A switching device and apparatus for switching on suddenly has an actuating mechanism element operatively connected to a latching mechanism by a transmission mechanism, the latching mechanism operates a switching lever through a further transmission mechanism. A contact assembly has a fixed switching piece facing a moveable switching piece that is guided in a contact slide. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160224645

System and method for ontology-based data integration

Methods for building a semantic knowledge base for ontology-based data integration. A method includes receiving a semantic knowledge base related to an application domain, wherein the semantic knowledge base comprises a graph database and a global ontology schema, receiving a data collection related to an application domain, the data collection comprising structured data, semi-structured data, and unstructured data, annotating the unstructured data into annotated data using predefined metadata defined by the global ontology schema, mapping and converting the structured data and the semi-structured data to semantic data into the graph database, integrating the annotated data with the semantic data in the graph database, and storing the semantic knowledge base in a database.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160224307

Device, system having such devices, method for implementing the system and computer program product for implementing the method

The invention relates to a portable electronic device (1; 1a) having a touch screen (2) for displaying images (3), which device has a synchronisation interface (6) for forming a technical system (11) having further devices (1; 1b) of this type, which system makes an overall touch screen (9) that is formed from the individual touch screens (2) of all the devices (1) available for one of the devices (1; 1a). The invention also relates to a technical system (11) formed from devices (1). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160224003

Replacement of a faulty system component in an automation system

A method for replacing a faulty system component in an automation system includes the steps of providing for an operating location of the system component a location description having an operating condition that needs to be satisfied at the operating location; providing for a possible substitute component a component description with operating states that can be assumed by the substitute component and that are described independent of a technical design of the substitute component; determining the component description for which the operating states that can be assumed satisfy each operating condition contained in the location description; selecting the substitute component associated with the determined component description; and indicating the selected substitute component for installation at the operating location.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160223496

Method and arrangement for monitoring an industrial device

A method and arrangement for monitoring an industrial device, such as a machine or a system, wherein the device comprises a rotating component and a bearing, wherein acoustic emissions of the device in a first frequency band in the ultrasound range are recorded, acoustic emissions of the device in a second frequency band in the ultrasound range are recorded, the first frequency band and the second frequency band being non-overlapping, where at least one characteristic value for the condition of the bearing is determined from the acoustic emissions of the device in the first frequency band, and where at least one characteristic value for a process variable of a process executing in the device is determined from the acoustic emissions of the device in the second frequency band such that monitoring of an industrial device is further improved while maintaining or reducing the complexity of the measurement.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160223106

Pipe connection arrangement, high-pressure fluid line system of a dual fuel engine, dual fuel engine and use of a tension nut

A pipe connection arrangement in a high-pressure fluid line system of a dual fuel engine, having first pipe element with outer sealing cone and conical shoulder adjoining the cone, having further pipe element with inner sealing cone and external thread, having a screw nut element with clamping sleeve region having inner clamping cone and threaded sleeve region having internal thread. The outer sealing cone of the first pipe element is arranged in the inner sealing cone of the further pipe element and the internal thread of the screw nut element is screwed on the external thread of the further pipe element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160223073

Planetary gear train for a wind power plant and method

A planetary gear train for a wind power plant includes a planetary stage rotating in a gear train housing, a spur gear stage downstream of the planetary stage, a sun wheel shaft which is non-rotatably connected to a sun wheel of the planetary gear stage, and a hollow shaft which is coaxially surrounded by a spur gear of the spur gear stage and is non-rotatably connected to the spur gear. The sun wheel shaft and the hollow shaft are non-rotatably connected to each other by a toothed coupling, with an outer toothing of the sun wheel shaft meshing with an inner toothing of the hollow shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160223063

Drive arrangement

A drive arrangement for driving a work machine includes a motor configured to generate a torque, and a transmission apparatus configured to transmit the torque from the motor to the work machine. The transmission apparatus includes a fluid coupling and at least one controllable torque transmitter configured to control transmission of the torque from the motor to the work machine.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160222832

Method for operating a steam turbine plant

A method for operating a steam turbine plant including a steam turbine and a steam generator allows a power reserve to be provided whilst simultaneously maintaining a high level of efficiency in the normal mode of operation. The steam turbine plant includes a heat reservoir which is associated with the steam turbine, from which the steam is removed and is fed to the steam turbine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160222829

Rotating device for a gas turbine and method for rotating a component

A rotating device for an at least partially opened gas turbine, is designed for being mounted on a parting line of the housing of the at least partially opened gas turbine by way of at least one connecting portion, wherein the rotating device has at least one first fastening portion, which is designed for mechanically interacting with a force-transmitting connection, in particular at least one traction cable, in order to pass on mechanically a rotating movement of at least one component of the at least partially opened gas turbine, wherein it has at least one sleeve, which has at least one second fastening portion, wherein the sleeve is designed for being connected non-positively to the gas turbine rotor.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160222805

Turbine blade and gas turbine

A turbine blade with a turbine blade airfoil and a turbine blade base for securing the turbine blade in a turbine shaft groove of a turbine shaft, wherein the turbine blade base includes a retaining device that retains securing device that secures a flat covering element arranged at the top of the turbine blade base. The retaining device is arranged on the outside of the turbine blade base.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160222804

A component for a turbomachine and a method for construction of the component

A component (1) for a turbomachine and a method for construction thereof: the component includes an inner core (6) and a first thermal bond coating (11) on the inner core (6), and a second thermal bond coating (12) on the first thermal bond coating (11). The first thermal bond coating (11) is sandwiched between the inner core (6) and the second thermal bond coating (12). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160222799

Arrangement for securing a functional position of a shroud plate arranged on a rotor disc relative to a moving blade arranged on the rotor disc

An arrangement for securing a functional position of a shroud plate of a rotor of a gas turbine, which shroud plate is arranged on an outer circumference of a rotor disc of the rotor, relative to a moving blade of the rotor arranged on the outer circumference of the rotor disc, wherein a channel portion of an annular cooling channel of the rotor is formed between the shroud plate located in its functional position and a side, facing the shroud plate, of a blade root of the moving blade. A rotor assembly for a rotor of a gas turbine, having a rotor disc, a moving blade ring arranged on the outer circumference of the rotor disc and a shroud plate ring arranged on the outer circumference of the rotor disc.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160222615

Track clearer having aerodynamic guide plates

A device for removing obstacles from a travel path of a vehicle includes clearing blades being mutually aligned in the form of a wedge and each having a wedge tip end facing the other clearing blade and a free end facing away from the wedge tip end. A fastening device or fastener fastens the device to the vehicle and a device for reducing a pileup generated by the clearing blades reduces pressure fluctuations at the vehicle tip without the need for providing the clearing blades with passages, apertures, or the like. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160221587

Central climbing protection for rail vehicles with additional functions

A rail vehicle includes a chassis, a vehicle structure and a support unit disposed at the end face of the rail vehicle. The vehicle is comparatively lightweight and economical and can also advantageously perform other tasks in addition to supporting a track reamer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160220222

Determining functional data of an x-ray detector

A method is described for determining the polarization state of a sensor of an x-ray detector. In the method, the x-ray detector is illuminated with a sequence of light pulses wherein the individual pulses of the light pulse sequence have a different intensity. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/04/16 / #20160220144

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for setting a patient position and/or at least one slice position

In a method and magnetic apparatus for setting a patient position and/or at least one slice position of a target slice to be acquired in a scanner of the apparatus, at least two slices images showing localization slices of the patient, perpendicular to one another and with a defined position with respect to the homogeneity volume of the scanner, are acquired. At least one of the slice images is displayed on a touchscreen with at least one marker line showing the position of at least one other localization slice in the slice image. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160219720

Diffusion soldering method using the formation of a diffusion zone as a solder connection, and electronic assembly with such a solder connection

A diffusion soldering method for joining an electronic component to a substrate is provided. The joining surfaces are designed such that cavities are formed in a joining gap between the component and substrate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160219652

Inductor for induction heating

An inductor is provided for induction heating of deposits of oil sand, oil shale, or extra-heavy oil using current-carrying conductors, in which a partial discharge at interruptions in the conductors is avoided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160219045

Method and system for authenticating a user of a device

A method for authenticating a user of a device may utilize standard http authentication challenge methods in combination with standard encryption algorithms to arrive at a new challenge response method that is able to use existing application program interfaces (api) of current operating systems for mobile devices, e.g., apple ios. The method may enable a two-factor authentication applying the protocol https by using a smart card, which may facilitate a usage of existing pki infrastructure on mobile devices.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160218772

Collector wire network for communication of locally fixed systems parts with at least one variable-location system part

A collector wire network for communicating locally fixed system parts having at least one variable-location system part, wherein data transmission devices are each assigned a reception range, where the reception range is mapped onto a section that results from a length of a collector wire segment plus a first overlap length and a second overlap length, the data transmission device connected to the respective collector wire segment is configured such that a level of the data signal transmitted thereby is matched to a respective reception range such that, because of attenuation of the level, caused by line damping along the first and second conductors and the coupling elements, the level in a receiving device of a variable-location system part which is located outside the reception range no longer recognized as a valid signal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160218637

A new four-level converter cell topology for cascaded modular multilevel converters

A cascaded modular multilevel converter has a plurality of 4-level converters, each ac phase generates the multilevel voltage waveforms composed of different outputs of the modules in the same phase. Each module is a controlled voltage source. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160218574

Rotor segment and rotor of an electric machine

A rotor segment of a rotor of a rotating electrical machine includes at least one stack of segment laminations. The stack is configured as a cylinder having a basal surface in perpendicular relationship to a rotor axis of the rotor and a lateral surface in perpendicular relationship to the basal surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160218461

Subsea connection system

A subsea connection assembly is provided. The subsea connection assembly includes first parts of at least two wet-mateable connectors. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160218405

Use of high-temperature batteries for ships

A method and arrangement for at least partially supplying an electrical system of a ship having at least one battery, wherein a high-temperature battery is utilized to obtain a ratio of installed capacity to usable energy which is better than that provided by conventional system, where the waste heat is conducted out of the battery via a duct system using a first heat transfer medium, and where the waste heat is made available for further use outside the battery.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160217269

Data system for the identification of radiology datasets

A database system is disclosed for the identification of technical parameters for an imaging device. In an embodiment, the database system includes a first retrieval facility for retrieval of a radiology dataset from a medical examination of a user from a database; a second retrieval facility for retrieval of radiology datasets from a comparable medical examination of other users from the database; an anonymization facility for anonymizing the radiology datasets of the other users; and an analysis facility for analyzing the radiology dataset of the one user on the basis of the anonymized radiology datasets of the other users.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160216350

Method and magnetic resonance scanner for generating a data set

In a method and a magnetic resonance scanner for generating a data set, a first rf pulse is applied simultaneously with a first gradient having a first amplitude and a first polarity, and at least one second gradient is applied having a second amplitude and a second polarity. A second rf pulse is applied simultaneously with a third gradient having a third amplitude and a third polarity. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160216345

High-frequency coil for magnetic resonance imaging

In order to allow a determination of the position of a radio-frequency coil assembly, the radio-frequency coil assembly for magnetic resonance imaging has a housing element with a wall, a first receiving coil and a second receiving coil, and the first receiving coil and the second receiving coil are arranged on two opposite sides of the wall of the housing element.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160215913

Pressure compensator for subsea device

A pressure compensator for providing pressure compensation for a chamber of a subsea device is provided. The pressure compensator has an enclosure with at least an outer wall. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160215755

Shaping a curved rotor blade

A method is provided of shaping a curved rotor blade for storage and/or transport such that an overall cross-extension of the rotor blade is reduced in at least one direction perpendicular to a longitudinal principal extension of the rotor blade. The method includes the step of introducing a shaping tool into an interior of the rotor blade, which shaping tool is preferably stiffer than the rotor blade at least in a direction defined by the cross-extension in the at least one direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160215623

Steam turbine

A steam turbine has a single-shell turbine casing and specific inner casings arranged inside the turbine casing. The steam turbine has a turbine casing with an outer wall, a turbine shaft mounted rotatably about a turbine axis in the turbine casing, a first turbine part, and at least one second turbine part which is arranged downstream of the first turbine part in the axial direction of the turbine shaft, wherein the expansion direction for steam conducted through the steam turbine runs from the first turbine part to the second turbine part, wherein between the first turbine part and the second turbine part, a sealing shell is arranged on the turbine casing, in particular on the inner side of the outer wall for rotation therewith, the sealing shell being formed in a sealing manner with respect to the turbine shaft via sealing elements.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160214631

Device and method for rail-side monitoring of the position of stabled rail-based vehicle

A device for infrastructure-side monitoring of a position of a stabled rail-based vehicle includes a detector for infrastructure-side detection of a change of location of the stabled vehicle and a communications entity or device configured to communicate the detected change in location over a communications network to a user of the communications network. A corresponding method, a corresponding system, a method for operating the system and a computer program product are also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160214629

Rail vehicle with a completely retractable coupling

A rail vehicle has a bogie which rolls on a track in a direction of travel, a vehicle structure which is supported on the bogie, a rigid carrying structure which is arranged on the end side of the rail vehicle, and an end-side coupling opening through which a coupling extends for coupling further rail vehicles. A coupling securing device secures the coupling to the rail vehicle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160214584

Method for braking a rail vehicle and open-loop and/or closed-loop control device for a brake system

A method for braking a rail vehicle with a brake system includes providing an open-loop and/or closed-loop control device having a wheel slide protection control unit for ensuring a predefined coefficient of adhesion between the wheels of the rail vehicle and the rail, in which brake demand signals of different origin are taken into account by the open-loop and/or closed-loop control device. A slide protection function of the wheel slide protection control unit is deactivated for braking that is free of slide protection when at least two brake demand signals having different origin and having a brake demand which exceeds a specified deceleration limit, are present at the same time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160213343

Method and system for determining an angle between two parts of a bone

A method and a system for determining an angle between two parts of a bone that are twisted relative to one another about the axis of a bone shaft. The system is particularly suitable for determining the antetorsion angle of a femur. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/28/16 / #20160213329

X-ray recording system

An x-ray recording system contains an x-ray emitter for generating a beam used for imaging, an imaging x-ray detector with a two-dimensional or three-dimensional recording geometry for determining the attenuation of the rays of the beam, a patient bearing and/or positioning device for a patient in a recording region of the x-ray recording system between the x-ray emitter and the x-ray detector. A time of flight (tof) camera is arranged for establishing the contour of the patient and a computer with a memory and software stored therein is present, which computer unit is embodied, during operation, to generate a three-dimensional wire model of the patient with joint locations arranged therein from the contour of the patient recorded by the tof camera and to simulate and display at least one anatomical structure scaled to the wire model.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160212883

Subsea enclosure system for disposal of generated heat

A subsea enclosure system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the subsea enclosure system includes an enclosure adapted to be deployed under water; a heat generating electric or electronic component arranged in the enclosure; and a non-fluid block including an electrically insulating, thermally conductive material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160212868

Housing for an electronic device and electronic device

A housing for an electronic device includes a double-walled frame, wherein the double-walled frame substantially includes a first wall and a second wall, where the first wall forms an outer wall here, where the first wall is formed in two parts, where a first wall part of the first wall and a second wall part of the first wall are arranged relative to one another such that with a force acting on the frame from the outside, the first wall part can be shifted over the second wall part by overcoming a frictional force that is present between the two wall parts.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160212420

Method for coding a sequence of digital images

A method for coding a sequence of digital images the invention refers to a method for coding a sequence of digital images (i), wherein the method uses a number of prediction modes for predicting values of pixels (p1) in the images (i) based on reconstructed values of pixels in image areas processed previously, where a prediction error (pe) between predicted values and the original values of pixels (p1) is processed for generating the coded sequence of digital images (ci). The invention is characterized in that a preset prediction mode is an intra-prediction mode based on pixels of a single image (i) and comprises steps i) and ii) as follows. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211753

Energy storage arrangement, energy storage system and method for operating an energy storage arrangement

An energy storage arrangement or configuration includes an energy store or storage device which can be connected to an electrical energy supply via a buck converter and a choke device. A boost converter is connected parallel with the energy store and the buck converter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211679

Energy storage device

An energy storage device includes a battery with at least one battery cell and two poles, two connection points each connected to battery pole, for connecting to an external current circuit for charging and discharging the battery, a battery charge state monitoring device, an additional energy storage element different than the battery cell, a connection circuit for connecting the additional energy storage element to at least one battery pole, and at least one connection point. The connection circuit is designed such that a specified energy storage element current having a specified relationship with the total current flowing through the energy storage device is charged into and/or discharged from the energy storage element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211667

Assembly for compensating reactive power and active power in a high-voltage network

An assembly compensates for reactive power and active power in a high-voltage network. The assembly has a first converter, which is configured for the compensation of active power, and a second converter, which is connected in series and which is configured to compensate reactive power. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211589

Underwater connecting apparatus and assemblies

A cable termination apparatus for an underwater cable is disclosed. The apparatus includes a cable crimp for electrically connecting the underwater cable to a pin; a conductive crimp screen; and an insulating portion which is located radially outwardly of the conductive crimp screen. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211588

Underwatre connecting apparatus and assemblies

A cable termination apparatus is disclosed for an underwater cable with a conductive core, an axially extending annular insulation portion radially outwardly of the core and an axially extending annular conductive screen layer radially outwardly of the insulation portion. The apparatus includes a stress control sleeve, arranged to be located radially outwardly of the insulation portion and extend partially over the annular conductive screen layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211104

Method for operating a circuit breaker and circuit breaker

A method is disclosed for operating a circuit breaker, the circuit breaker. The circuit breaker includes an operating lever, a latching mechanism and an electrical contact system with a movable contact and a fixed contact. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211103

Method for operating a circuit breaker and circuit breaker

A method is disclosed for operating a circuit breaker. The circuit breaker includes an operating lever, a latching mechanism and an electrical contact system with a movable contact and a fixed contact. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211099

Carrier shaft for an electromechanical switching device and electromechanical switching device

A carrier shaft with a modular structure for an electromechanical switching device of an embodiment includes at least one first carrier module, at least one second carrier module and at least one connecting module, arranged in a torsion-inhibiting manner between the at least one first carrier module and the at least one second carrier module. The connecting module includes a main body and at least one connecting device and the connecting device are arranged in the main body, the at least one first carrier module and the at least one second carrier module. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160211092

Low-voltage switching device with a variable design

A low-voltage switching device includes a base module, with a connection region for electrical conductors. Auxiliary contacts and a coil connection are arranged in a separate auxiliary module that is attachable to and detachable from the base module to maximize flexibility in configuration, manufacture, functionality and utility of the switching device while reducing production costs.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160210749

Method and system for cross-domain synthesis of medical images using contextual deep network

A method and apparatus for cross-domain medical image synthesis is disclosed. A source domain medical image is received. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160210743

Method and computer and imaging apparatus for evaluating medical image data

In a method, an evaluation computer, and a medical imaging apparatus for evaluating medical images of an organ system of an examination subject, wherein the organ system has a first side and a second side that are characteristically bilaterally symmetrical to one another, first and second medical image datasets of the organ system of the examination subject are acquired and processed to obtain a result image dataset by a global image data subtraction in which image components of the first and second medical image data are subtracted from one another, and a symmetry subtraction in which image components of the first side and the second side of the organ system are subtracted from one another within a medical image dataset.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160210587

Method for documenting the delivery process for objects, in particular packages or letters

A method documents the delivery process for objects, in particular packages or letters, in which method, in the time span between receiving the objects for the purpose of transporting them and the final delivery of the objects at the target location, the objects are each detected individually and stored, in the form of a data set in a database and, after delivery of each object at the target location, the object is designated as delivered. Accordingly, within the framework of individually detecting the objects, target geodata which define the respective target locations are added to the respective data sets. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160210435

Systems and methods for estimating physiological heart measurements from medical images and clinical data

A method and system for estimating physiological heart measurements from medical images and clinical data disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical model of the heart is generated from medical image data of the patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160210029

Remote display of a data with situation-dependent change in date representation

A display unit that receives first data and second data and respective first and second metadata associated therewith, and is adapted to be operatively connected to a computing unit is disclosed. The display unit outputs the first data and the second data to a user on an output device as an image. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160209833

Manufacturing machine and method of operation with a function self-check

A manufacturing machine and method of operation is disclosed that operates in a more flexible manner is disclosed. The manufacturing machine has an input device for entering manufacturing parameters for manufacturing a workpiece. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160209486

Motion sensor

A motion sensor for detecting movements of a patient in an imaging medical system, in particular in a magnetic resonance tomography system has at least one hf resonator for emitting an hf signal fed into the resonator from an hf signal source and for receiving a response signal, and a detection circuit for detecting movements of the patient derived from the received signal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160209484

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method for control thereof

In a magnetic resonance (mr) imaging apparatus and control method therefor, multiple frequency spectra of a material of the examination object are detected using at least one radio-frequency coil of and mr scanner, the coil having a number of coil elements and at least two of the frequency spectra are detected individually detected by respective, different coil elements. A number of resonant frequencies of at least one molecule in the material are established in the number of frequency spectra. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160209475

Arrangement and method for monitoring a power supply

A method for monitoring a power supply connected to a superordinate controller via a signal line, wherein the superordinate controller queries whether the power supply is operating faultlessly at variable intervals, where during faultless operation, a power-good signal is continuously transmitted by the power supply to the superordinate controller via the signal line and, if a fault occurs, an indicating signal is transmitted by the power supply to the superordinate controller via the signal line as a switching sequence of high and low signals such that each signal change of the switching sequence occurs only after a time period that is longer than an expected greatest query interval and each signal of the switching sequence that does not correspond to the power-good signal is shorter than a specified signal duration for indicating a total failure of the power supply, whereby the superordinate controller receives more information than previously.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160209371

Method and device for defect-size evaluation

A method and a device for defect-size evaluation of defects in a test object in ultrasonic testing is provided. In particular, the method and device also allows systematic determination of defect sizes based on the saft method. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160209321

Flow apparatus for a spectrometer system and method for operating same

A flow apparatus for a spectrometer system includes a first optics element that is optically coupleable to a spectrometer and a second optics element that is optically coupleable to a light source. The first and second optics element may be arranged at a distance from one another in the region of a measurement gap through which a liquid can flow, in the region of which a light beam emerging from the second optics element and propagating into the first optics element is at least partly absorbable. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160209026

Device for regulating a burner system

A device for regulating a burner system with at least one burner and at least one ionization electrode that lies in a flame of the at least one burner when the burner system is operating. The regulation device is configured to (a) set an air volume flow rate of the burner system, (b) record an ionization current based on the ionization electrode(s), (c) store, in memory, pairs of air volume flow rate of the burner system and ionization current, (d) form a difference between the reciprocal value of a first ionization current for a first air volume flow rate and a reciprocal value of a second ionization current recorded prior to the first ionization current and associated with the first air volume flow rate and (e) calculate the value of a displaced ionization current as the sum of this difference and of the reciprocal value of a further ionization current.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208930

Valve for shutting off and/or controlling the flow rate of fluid flows, and a method for the post-production of such a valve

A valve for shutting off and/or controlling the throughflow of fluid flows is provided. A valve housing, having a valve seat contact surface, a valve cover with a valve cover thickness which is provided with a material allowance, and the valve body form together a first, maximum lift; and when the worn region of the valve seat contact surface is removed, the valve cover thickness can be removed such that the first, maximum lift remains the same or remains the same with only minor deviations; and/or the valve housing, valve seat contact surface, valve cover with the valve cover thickness, and the valve body is provided with a material allowance form a first, particularly maximum lift; and when the worn region of the valve seat contact surface is removed, the valve body can be removed such that the first, maximum lift remains the same or with only minor deviations.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208711

Computer-aided control and/or regulation of a technical system

The embodiments relate to a method for the computer-aided control and/or regulation of a technical system, particularly a power generation installation. The actions to be performed in the course of regulation or control are ascertained using a numerical optimization method (e.g., a particle swarm optimization). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208693

Power plant having a gas turbine and a hydrogen-cooled generator

A power station having a gas turbine, a generator driven by the gas turbine for generation of electrical power, and a hydrogen cooling circuit for discharging lost heat from the generator, wherein the hydrogen cooling circuit has a feed line for feeding hydrogen from a hydrogen tank into the generator and a discharge line for discharging heated hydrogen from the generator, and wherein the discharge line is connected to a mixing device, such that the heated hydrogen from the discharge line can be mixed with a further fuel and is fed by means of a fuel feed line to the gas turbine.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208658

Method for the recovery of process wastewaters of a fossil-fueled steam power plant and fossil-fueled steam power plant

A fossil-fueled steam power plant and method, the plant has a water-steam circuit, cooling water circuit, flue gas cleaning system and cooling tower. A fossil-fueled steam generator, steam turbine and condenser are connected to the water-steam circuit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208657

Operating method for starting a once-through steam generator heated using solar thermal energy

An operating method for starting a once-through steam generator heated using solar thermal energy, wherein a flow medium flowing through the once-through steam generator is evaporated and superheated, using a heat carrier medium heated in a solar array, for a steam turbine connected downstream of the once-through steam generator on the flow medium side. In an operating phase under load, a first desired steady pressure value is predetermined, and in a starting phase preceding the operating phase under load, a second desired steady pressure value is predetermined, in which starting phase evaporated flow medium is diverted around the steam turbine via a steam bypass, and controlled by the predetermined second desired steady pressure value.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208656

Operating method for an externally heated forced-flow steam generator

An operating method for an externally heated once-through steam generator, in particular a once-through steam generator is heated using solar thermal energy and has a steam turbine connected downstream of the once-through steam generator. A pressure regulation device, having at least one turbine valve for regulating the pressure, is arranged in the feed water-steam circuit between the once-through steam generator and the steam turbine, the pressure regulation device being controlled by a control unit in such a way that, in the event of sudden load reductions, the drop in pressure associated therewith occurs, in a time delayed manner, by throttling of the at least one turbine valve.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208630

Sealing ring segment for a stator of a turbine

A sealing ring segment for a stator of a turbine, the sealing ring segment has substantially the shape of a cylinder casing segment and has on its outer side a groove for fixing a plurality of guide vanes. The sealing ring segment has, for each guide vane that is fixable to the sealing ring segment, at least one pressure bolt that acts on the respective guide vane by a restoring force, the pressure bolt being able to be fixed and accordingly oriented by a corresponding opening in the sealing ring segment and being configured as a cylindrical element which can be compressed in the axial direction, and wherein the respective pressure bolt has a disk spring and the restoring force of the respective pressure bolt acts in the radial direction with respect to the rotation axis of the turbine in which the sealing ring segment is placed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208628

Inner housing hub for a gas turbine

An inner housing hub is arranged in a gas turbine about a gas turbine shaft and is formed as a component of an inner housing used to deflect hot gases exiting combustion chambers towards a turbine inlet region arranged in the direction of the gas turbine shaft. The inner housing hub includes at least one substantially cylinder casing-shaped securing portion having a cylinder casing-shaped main part, which has a hot side facing a hot gas path and a cold side facing away from the hot gas path. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160208622

Arrangement of cooling channels in a turbine blade

An arrangement of a plurality of cooling channels within a turbine blade conveys cooling fluid, wherein the cooling channels lead through the turbine blade, which has a blade root, a blade tip, a leading edge, and a trailing edge, to one or more cooling-fluid outlets, wherein the cooling channels are connected to each other at selected locations and extend separately from each other in other regions in such a way that, in the event of damage to the turbine blade in the region of one cooling channel, the cooling by the other cooling channels remains largely unimpaired, wherein at least one cooling channel begins in a region near the leading edge and near the blade root and leads as a diagonal channel through the turbine blade into a region near the trailing edge and near the blade tip.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160207746

Safety brake for a lifting gear

A safety brake for a load lifting gear includes an actuator for a locking pawl, a brake-locking gear element connected to a lifting gear drive, pawl position monitoring sensors and a controller. The controller monitors the sensors and the lifting gear speed, and operates the lifting gear drive and the actuator to brake the lifting gear against excessive speed, by moving the actuator between energized and non-energized states and differentiating with sensor inputs among a detached state, a bearing state and a fully engaged state of the locking pawl with a pawl clearance of the brake-locking gear element.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160207599

Drive system for a water vehicle, method for operating a drive system, and water vehicle having the drive system

A drive system for a water vehicle, in particular for a submarine underwater vehicle or an unmanned underwater vehicle, includes a fuel cell system, at least one operating-gas container for supplying the fuel cell system with an operating gas, and a compressor arranged on a gas discharge line for compressing a residual gas from the fuel cell system, wherein a turbine arranged between the operating-gas container and the fuel cell system is provided for expanding the operating gas before the operating gas enters the fuel cell system, where the compressor is driven by the turbine such that the energy balance of the drive system is thereby improved.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160207545

Fastening arrangement for connecting an equipment container to a rail vehicle roof, and rail vehicle equipped therewith

A fastening configuration for connecting a roof-side equipment container to the roof of a rail vehicle includes a fastening rail and a clamping device which engages in the fastening rail in order to clamp a retention section of the equipment container. The fastening rail is constructed as a t-rail which has a web associated with the roof and a support plate at the end of the web which runs perpendicular to the web and which is associated with the retention section of the equipment container. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160206991

Method for separating carbon dioxide from a gas flow, in particular from a flue gas flow, and separating device for separating carbon dioxide from a gas flow, in particular from a flue gas flow

A method for separating carbon dioxide from a gas flow, in particular from a flue gas flow, where a gas flow is brought in contact with a scrubbing medium in an absorber of a separating device and carbon dioxide contained in the gas flow is separated, the loaded scrubbing medium is fed to a desorber of the separating device in order to release the carbon dioxide, a vapor flow is drawn from the desorber and is fed to a cooling device in order to form condensate, and the condensate formed in the cooling device is at least partially fed to a purifying device, in which degradation products contained in the condensate are removed by reverse osmosis and/or by an ion exchanger. A separating device is adapted for separating carbon dioxide from a gas flow.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160206272

Computed tomography having motion compensation

The embodiments relate to a method for producing a digital volume model of a body volume by a sensor device, which sensor device includes a plurality of radiation sensors, of which each produces a pixel value in a projection. In order to produce the volume model, a plurality of projections from different projection angles (a) are produced and the volume model is computed from sensor positions of the radiation sensors and pixel values of the radiation sensors. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/21/16 / #20160206203

Joint visualization of 3d reconstructed photograph and internal medical scan

Interior scan and exterior photos are jointly visualized in medical imaging. One or more cameras are mounted to the internal medical scanner, allowing a photograph to be taken while or in temporal proximity to when the internal region of the patient is scanned. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160205069

Method, device, and system for monitoring a security network interface unit

The invention relates to a method for monitoring a security network interface unit (23), fig. 2 for example a firewall, which receives a stream of data packets via a first interface (21), checks said data stream with respect to filtering rules, and outputs said data stream to a second interface (22). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160204860

Method for communicating in a magnetic resonance apparatus and magnetic resonance apparatus operating therewith

In a method for communicating between a first communication device of a magnetic resonance apparatus and a second communication device, in particular one that is mobile and on the patient side, of the magnetic resonance apparatus, a communication technology using visible light is used as the transmission medium for transmission of a useful signal from at least one of the communication devices to the other communication device, in particular from the first communication device to the second communication device.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160204680

Electric machine with combined air and water cooling

An electric machine includes a housing having an air inlet opening near a front or rear end of the housing for aspirating air, and an air outlet opening for expelling air. The housing accommodates a stator, and a rotor is mounted in the housing for rotation about an axis of rotation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160204546

Connector unit

A connector unit for connecting at least two cables includes a male part, a female part, and a shuttle piston. The shuttle piston includes at least one magnetic connecting device for establishing a magnetic connection between the shuttle piston, and at least one magnetic connecting aid of the male part and at least one latching structure for establishing a force-fitting connection between the shuttle piston and the female part. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160204535

Device for coupling a plc bus

In order to facilitate the vertical placement of modules (104, 106) within a plc (100) and thus decrease the size of the plc (100) without reducing the capability of the plc (100), modules (104, 106) of the plc (100) each includes a printed circuit board (pcb) (200, 202, 204), a spring loaded pin connector (214) supported by and in electrical communication with a first surface (206, 208) of the pcb (200, 202, 204), and a receptacle (216) supported by and in electrical communication with a second surface (206, 208) of the pcb (200, 202, 204). The spring loaded pin connector (214) and the receptacle (216) are in electrical communication with each other via the pcb (200, 202, 204).. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160204457

Method for operating a fuel cell stack

A method for operating a fuel cell stack which includes a number of fuel cells and at least one gas circuit, where the fuel cells are supplied on the gas inlet side with oxygen and hydrogen as reaction gases, and where at least oxygen is circulated in the fuel cells via the gas circuit, so as to provide a fuel cell stack with a simple structure and reliable intergas removal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160203921

Switch unit, in particular a circuit breaker

A switch unit, preferably implementing a circuit breaker, includes a contact slide unit formed by a contact slide, a fixed contact piece and a moveable contact piece), and a short-circuit release that acts to displace the moveable contact piece by means of a tappet in the event of a short-circuit. A moveable braking device is configured and arranged such that, following circuit opening displacement of the moveable contact piece in response to a short-circuit, the moveable brake device dampens the return, rebound movement of the moveable contact piece to reclose the circuit.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160203714

System for determining traffic information

A system determines traffic information. The system contains a terminal having a position determination device for determining a position of the vehicle, a storage device for storing reference positions defined by location coordinates, and a processor which works together with the position determining device and the storage device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160203265

Method and medical imaging apparatus for exchange of data between the medical imaging apparatus and a user

Situation-dependent data exchange between a user and the medical imaging apparatus is achieved in accordance with the invention by a method for the exchange of data between a medical imaging apparatus having a scanner situated inside an examination room, and a user situated inside the examination room, wherein position data and/or motion data of the user inside the examination room are acquired by a position data acquisition detector, and the position data and/or motion data are evaluated by a data evaluation processor, whereby at least one situation parameter of the user is determined. At least one item of output information is generated by the data evaluation processor in dependence on the at least one situation parameter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160202864

Method for specifying a position of a patient with respect to the isocenter of a medical imaging scanner

In a method and medical imaging apparatus for specifying a position of a patient with respect to the isocenter of the scanner of the medical imaging apparatus, position data of the patient are acquired before introducing the patient into the patient-receiving region of the scanner and the acquired position data are evaluated with respect to a patient image. The patient image is transferred to a graphic interface, wherein the patient image is displayed. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201912

Wedge-shaped ceramic heat shield of a gas turbine combustion chamber

A heat shield element for a heat shield has a support structure. The heat shield element includes a hot side which can be exposed to hot gas, a cold side opposite the hot side, and peripheral sides connecting the hot side to the cold side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201560

Cooling air line for removing cooling air from a manhole of a gas turbine

A gas turbine having a compressor, a turbine unit, at least one combustion chamber and a secondary air system, which secondary air system has at least one cooling line having a compressor-side inlet for removing cooling air from the compressor and a turbine-side outlet for leading the cooling air onward into the turbine unit, wherein the cooling air line at the compressor-side inlet is connected fluidically to a housing opening of the gas turbine which adjoins a cavity in the gas turbine and which, during operation, guides compressor air, and wherein the housing opening is formed as a manhole.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201559

Tubular combustion chamber having a flame tube end region and gas turbine

A tubular combustion chamber for a gas turbine has a combustion chamber head end, on which at least one first burner arrangement is arranged, a substantially cylindrical flame tube, which encloses a first combustion zone and includes a cylindrical flame tube end region, and a transition duct, the cylindrical flame tube end region projecting into the transition duct and the transition duct fluid-connecting the flame tube to a combustion chamber outlet, which can be arranged on a turbine inlet region, wherein the cylindrical flame tube end region has a number of cooling ducts, which run substantially parallel to the lateral face of the flame tube end region in the interior of the flame tube end region. The cooling ducts are configured and/or arranged such that on average less cooling air flows through regions under low thermal load than through regions under high thermal load of the flame tube end region.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201501

Method for testing an overspeed protection apparatus of a single-shaft system

A method for testing an overspeed protection apparatus of a single-shaft system that includes: a) operating the system at nominal speed and under electrical load, wherein the load is selected to be low enough that, after dropping the load, the speed of the system rises such that the speed remains below steam turbine threshold speed lower than gas turbine threshold speed, such that first overspeed protection is triggered when the speed of the steam turbine reaches the steam turbine threshold speed, and second overspeed protection is triggered when the speed of the gas turbine reaches the gas turbine threshold speed; b) dropping the load; c) increasing the mass flow of the steam introduced into the steam turbine and/or of the fuel introduced into the gas turbine such that the speed of the steam turbine reaches the steam turbine threshold speed; d) testing whether the first overspeed protection is triggered.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201500

Method for operating a steam turbine with two steam supply lines

A steam turbine arrangement and a method for operating a steam turbine, wherein the steam turbine is supplied with steam via a first valve in a first steam supply line and via a second valve in a second steam supply line. The valves are controlled asymmetrically so that in the event of unwanted vibrations measured by acceleration sensors one valve closes and the other valve opens in order to ensure the desired total mass flow.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201497

Gas turbine and mounting method

An insert element fastens to an annular segment body of a turbine of a gas turbine. The annular segment body has a recess on a hot-gas side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201496

Gas turbine and mounting method

A gas turbine includes an insert element for fastening to a ring segment body of a turbine of the gas turbine. The ring segment body has a recess on a hot gas side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160201495

Gas turbine and mounting method

A gas turbine includes a turbine having a rotor blade row and a ring that is arranged around the rotor blade row and is made up of multiple ring segments. An insert element covers a recess of a ring segment body of the turbine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160200527

Storage device for stackable containers

A storage device for stackable containers for conveying items, in particular items of luggage in a sorting conveyor system in an airport, includes a lifting conveyor with a container receiving device which can be guided between upper and lower conveying planes for storing at least one container. A conveyor is disposed in the upper conveyor plane for guiding storage containers to a transfer position and a discharge conveyor is disposed in the upper conveyor plane for discharging stored containers from a transfer position. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160200205

Charging of road vehicles capable of being battery driven

According to the invention, a road vehicle (1) capable of being battery driven drives up to a charging station (2). A control device (8) located on the road vehicle (1) brings a contact assembly (11) provided on the road vehicle (1) on an upper face (12) of said vehicle (1) into contact with contact elements (10) of the charging station (2) which are located above the road vehicle (1). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160200198

Compressed-air system

A compressed air system contains a compressed air reservoir, a compressed air line system and a drive system connected on an inlet side to the compressed air reservoir by way of the compressed air line system. The drive system has a drive and a drive controller, the drive system has a valve provided so as to pneumatically separate the drive controller from the drive.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160199954

Combustion chamber for a gas turbine, and tool and method for producing cooling ducts in a gas turbine component

A combustion chamber for a gas turbine has at least one housing component with a housing wall arranged around a hot-gas path and includes a hot side, which can be charged with hot gas, and an oppositely situated cold side. In the housing wall, there extends a number of cooling ducts each with an inner side, which cooling ducts each include an inflow region, which opens toward the cold side, and an outflow region, which opens into the interior of the combustion chamber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160199010

Method for recording a tomosynthesis data set with an x-ray device, and x-ray device

A method records a tomosynthesis data set of a breast of a patient with an x-ray device. The device contains an x-ray detector for the support of the breast, a compression plate for the breast and being parallel to the x-ray detector, and an x-ray source, which is movable in a basic angle interval around a central position, in which the midperpendicular of the detector area corresponds to the central ray of the x-ray source. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/14/16 / #20160199004

Method and apparatus for acquiring a magnetic resonance imaging dataset

In a method and apparatus for acquiring a magnetic resonance imaging dataset of an area to be examined of a patient by magnetic resonance data are acquired over a prespecified acquisition period which has been fixed for the acquisition process. This acquisition period is divided into a number of sub-periods. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160198435

Communication device and method for communication

A communication device includes a transceiver unit for receiving from a central installation a broadcast message containing information for initiating communication between the communication device and the central installation, and a control unit for selecting a hardware address for the communication device in response to the information contained in the broadcast message. The selected hardware address can be used for addressing the communication device for messages from the central installation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160197881

Method for setting up a secure communication connection, a communication device and connection controller

In the case of a secure communication connection to a communication device connected to the industrial automation system via a non-secure subnetwork, a monitoring unit checks whether a new communication network address assigned to the communication device for a connection to the non-secure subnetwork becomes valid. In the event of a change in a communication network address and in the case of a still existing secure communication connection, the monitoring unit transmits an address change notification via the existing secure communication connection, where upon receiving the address change notification, the set-up of an additional secure communication connection and a changeover from the existing secure communication connection to the additional secure communication connection are initiated.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160197820

Control apparatus, network node and method for interchanging data via a data network

A control apparatus includes a first apparatus for ascertaining at least one primary data path between a first and a second data terminal device, which are connected to a data network, a second apparatus for selecting one of the ascertained primary data paths and a third apparatus for ascertaining at least one alternative data path between the first and the second data terminal device, which alternative data path has no common transmission links with the selected primary data path. A corresponding network node and a corresponding method for operating the apparatus are also described.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160197778

Systems and methods for virtualizing a programmable logic controller

In some embodiments, a method (200) is provided for creating a virtual programmable logic controller (plc) based on a physical plc. The method (200) includes (1) connecting to the physical plc over a network (201); (2) obtaining configuration data from the physical plc over the network (202); (3) if an expansion module is coupled to the physical plc, obtaining configuration data for the expansion module over the network (204); (4) storing configuration data for the physical plc in a configuration medium (206); and (5) if configuration data for the expansion module is obtained, storing configuration data for the expansion module in the configuration medium (206). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160197766

Soft redundancy protocol

A network including network nodes that are arranged in a ring topology. At least one of the network nodes includes middleware. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160197572

Method for electrically connecting a converter to an electrical machine

A method for electrically connecting a converter to an electrical machine supplied with current by the converter by closing a separate electrical connection between the converter and the machine. The connection includes multiple phases. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160197463

Device for connecting a first bus bar to a second bus bar

A device is disclosed for connecting a first bus bar to a second bus bar. The device includes a pivoting device and an adapter bus bar. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160196944

Electrical contact apparatus, assemblies, and methods of operation

An electrical contact apparatus is disclosed. The contact apparatus has first contact member having a first contact, a movable contact member received adjacent to the first contact member, the movable contact member having an opposing contact positioned adjacent the first contact, and an armature operable to produce an electromagnetic closing force to cause the movable contact member to remain closed upon application of current through the first contact member, movable contact member. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160196384

Personalized whole-body circulation in medical imaging

Personalized whole-body circulation calculation is provided. In one embodiment, a combination of models at different scales and machine learning may be used to personalize and calculate the circulation for a particular patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195438

Sensor arrangement and method for determining the mechanical surface stresses and/or the microstructure state

A sensor assembly for detecting surfaces stresses and/or the microstructure state of a ferromagnetic workpiece, wherein at least one first base coil system having a first directional sensitivity is provided, at least one second base coil system having a second directional sensitivity is provided, and at least one third base coil system having a third direction and a third directional sensitivity is provided, and wherein at least the first base coil system and the second base coil system form a first differential angle and the second base coil system and the third base coil system form a second differential angle, and wherein the first base coil system, the second base coil system, and the third base coil system are arranged such that the mechanical surface stresses of the workpiece can be at least partially determined. A method for determining the mechanical surface stresses is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195271

Burner for a gas turbine and method for reducing thermoacoustic oscillations in a gas turbine

A burner for a gas turbine, has an air passage supplied with compressed air and a fuel passage supplied with fuel gas, each passage has a main outlet opening leading into the combustion chamber of the gas turbine, the air and fuel passages connected fluidically together via a connection duct arranged upstream of the main outlet openings. The burner is configured such that, when air passage is supplied with compressed air and fuel passage is supplied with fuel gas, a portion of the fuel gas flowing in the fuel passage flows via at least one connection duct into the air passage and, for combustion thereof, is introduced through the main outlet opening of the air passage into the interior of the combustion chamber and a remaining portion of the fuel gas is introduced through the main outlet opening of the fuel passage into the interior of the combustion chamber.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195137

Abradable seal and sealing arrangement

An abradable seal, in particular for rotors that are mounted on magnetic bearings, has a sealing shell, the sealing shell having an oval opening for accommodating the rotor. A sealing arrangement includes such an abradable seal.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195132

Method for compensating a low-frequency disturbance force of a rotor by means of active magnetic bearings, active magnetic bearing having a compensation control circuit for performing the compensation, and use of the magnetic bearing

A method for compensating at least one low-frequency mechanical disturbance oscillation, which is caused in a rotor of an active magnetic bearing by the action of a disturbance force on the rotor is provided. The mechanical disturbance oscillation has a disturbance oscillation frequency below a rotational frequency of the rotor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195110

Rotor for a thermal turbomachine

A rotor for a thermal turbomachine, in particular a gas turbine, designed to conduct a medium, such as compressor air, in the interior of the rotor. In order to conduct the medium in the interior with low flow losses and at the same time to specify a rotor that can be produced comparatively simply and economically, a separately produced blade wheel is arranged between the mutually adjacent hub regions of the two rotor disks, and a sleeve is provided for fastening the blade wheel to one of the two rotor disks, which sleeve extends through the central opening of the one rotor disk and includes a collar serving as a stop at a first end of the sleeve and includes a second end opposite the first end, on which second end the blade wheel is fastened.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195068

Lightning protection system for a wind turbine

A lightning protection system for a wind turbine with a tower, a nacelle, a blade hub and a blade attached to the blade hub is provided. The lightning protection system includes an inner conductor inside the blade, an outer conductor arranged outside the blade and in electrical communication with the inner conductor, a collecting conductor arranged at the front end of the nacelle and in electrical communication with the outer conductor and a down-conductor connected to ground and in electrical communication with the collecting conductor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195067

Wind turbine tower with an elevator system

A wind turbine tower with an elevator system and a method to install the elevator system is provided. The tower for a wind turbine comprises includes an elevator system including guide wires. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195023

Method to operate a combustor of a gas turbine

A method to operate a combustor of a gas turbine is provided. The method includes monitoring the combustion gas temperature by temperature measurements downstream said combustor to measure a respective combustion gas temperature at different locations at respectively equal flow-distances to the burner of the combustion gas, comparing the temperature measurements, opening a valve or increasing the opening position of the valve to control the portion of oxygen containing gas to be tapped off when the comparison reveals that a difference between the temperature measurements exceeds a temperature difference threshold Δt1.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160195016

Oil bearing with drain system, gas turbine comprising such an oil bearing

An oil bearing to support a rotor of a turbine, especially of a gas turbine, wherein the rotor extends along a rotor axis coinciding with a bearing axis, has at least one oil bearing pad being lubricated by oil, including an oil sump suitable and located to collect the oil from the bearing pads by forces of gravity, including a drain system of the oil sump to conduct the oil away from the oil sump. The drain system includes at least three drain openings of the oil sump, wherein a first drain opening joining a first drain line is located between 4 o'clock and 5 o'clock according to the bearing axis, wherein a second drain opening joining a second drain line is located between 5:30 and 6:30, wherein a third drain opening joining a third drain line is located between 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160194970

Arrangement for securing turbine blades

An arrangement for securing turbine blades in a groove of an inner housing of a steam turbine is provided. A caulking piece which is made of bi-metal is used between the base of the turbine guide blade and the groove. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/07/16 / #20160194963

Rotor for a thermal turbomachine

A rotor for a thermal turbomachine, in particular a gas turbine, is designed to conduct a medium, such as compressor air, in the interior of the gas turbine. In order to conduct the medium in the interior with low flow losses and at the same time to specify a rotor that can be produced comparatively simply and economically, a separately produced blade wheel is arranged between the mutually adjacent hub regions of the two rotor discs. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160173442

Method for diagnosing the availability of network subscribers in an ip-based network

A method for diagnosing availability of network subscribers in an ip-based network in which each subscriber is allocated, in one or more address ranges, at least one address at which the subscriber is available to another subscriber. Each of first and second subscribers has a respective first address allocated in the address ranges, and a guideline stored in the each subscriber stipulates which allocated addresses must be used for communication with other subscribers. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160172932

Dynamo-electric machine with a brake

A dynamo-electric machine includes a stator and a rotor interacting with the stator and including a laminated core. A shaft configured for rotation about an axis is connected to the rotor in a torsion-resistant manner. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160172915

Permanently magnetically excited electric machine

An electric machine includes a stator having 48 grooves and 48 tooth coils, and a rotor interacting with the stator. The rotor has eight magnetic poles along an external circumference of the rotor in an annular arrangement, with adjacent magnetic poles defining angular distances defined successively at 41.25°, 39.75°, 41.25°, 57.75°, 41.25°, 39.75°, 41.25° and 57.75°. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160172856

Signaling and controlling a power grid coupling actuators

A method for signaling and controlling in a power grid coupling a plurality of actuators for providing power signals is provided. At a first actuator, a voltage problem is detected, a communication signal is generated based on the detected voltage problem, and the generated communication signal is transmitted over the power grid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160172140

Contact unit for an electromechanical switching device

A contact unit for an electromechanical switching device includes a carrier element and a contact element connected to the carrier element. The contact element has a silver-containing layer that provides a contact area for making releasable contact with a further contact area of the switching device depending on a switching state of the switching device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160172105

Coil unit for a transmission arrangement for inductive transmission of energy

A coil unit for inductive transmission of energy includes a coil and a flux management unit to manage a magnetic flux during operation of the coil. The flux management unit is arranged behind the at least one coil, when viewed along a coil axis of the coil, and includes at least two flux management sectors and a channel between the flux management sectors. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160171670

Image correction during magnetic resonance dependent on the reception profile of the reception antenna

In a method and apparatus for correcting image data acquired by an image data acquisition scanner of a magnetic resonance system, a reception profile of a reception antenna of the magnetic resonance scanner is determined. A correction function is determined by which an asymmetry of the reception profile with respect to a symmetry plane is corrected. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160171662

Noise suppression in the correction of artifacts in ct images

A method is described for correcting a captured macropixel signal of an x-ray detector including a plurality of pixels, combined to form at least one macropixel, to capture discrete signals. A weighted macropixel signal exhibiting improved signal stability but reduced dose efficiency is determined. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160171649

Initialization independent approaches towards registration of 3d models with 2d projections

A method of registering a 3-dimensional (3d) model of a coronary artery tree with 2-dimensional (2d) images includes solving for matrices r, pi, i=1, . . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160171178

Method and a system for generating clinical findings fusion report

A method for generation of clinical findings fusion report is presented. The method includes extracting clinical findings in two or more imaging modalities from two or more imaging modality devices. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160171134

Automatic ranking of design parameter significance for fast and accurate cae-based design space exploration using parameter sensitivity feedback

A computer-implemented method for ranking design parameter significance includes a computer receiving an input dataset representative of a physical object. This input dataset includes a baseline parameters and associated probabilities. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160170868

Method and apparatus for the automated testing of a subsystem of a safety critical system

A method for automated generation of at least one test pattern adapted to test a subsystem of a safety critical system comprising the steps of providing a failure propagation model of the safety critical system, selecting components of the subsystem under test as a test scope, and evaluating the test scope failure propagation model of the selected components to extract the test pattern.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160170431

Internal power supply of a device

A device connectable to a three-phase network, wherein the device includes a capacitor, a secondary coil, a diode and, per phase, a conductor and a circuit, where a secondary-side coil is connected in parallel to the capacitor via the diode, the circuit is configured such that a resistor is located in a conductor, a first capacitor is connected parallel to the resistor, a serial circuit of a first primary-side coil is connected in parallel to the first capacitor, energy transfer occurs from a first primary-side coil to a second primary-side coil and to the secondary-side coil, a second capacitor is connected in parallel to the second primary-side coil, the second capacitor is connected to the source connection of a self-conducting field effect transistor, and the gate connection of the self-conducting field effect transistor is connected to the second capacitor to provide an improved internal power supply for the device.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160170426

Power distribution network and method for operation thereof

A method for operating an energy distribution network where the energy distribution is monitored by at least one control device. In order to optimize the operating state of the energy distribution network, modification actions are implemented with the aim of improving the operating state of the energy distribution network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160170032

Sensor board for a detector module

A sensor board for a detector module is disclosed. It includes, in a stack construction, at least one reader unit and a sensor layer arranged spaced from the reader unit in the direction of the stack. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160169997

Magnetic resonance apparatus and method for the operation thereof

In a magnetic resonance facility and operating method for acquiring image data of a patient in a manner defined by acquisition parameters, the acquisition of the image data is preceded by the performance of at least one alignment operation for adjusting operating parameters of the magnetic resonance facility that influence acquisition conditions for the current patient. At least one result data item describing the result of the alignment used for an at least partially automatic determination of at least one acquisition parameter not relating to the pulse shape of a radio-frequency pulse to be used during the acquisition.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160169995

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for determining a phase describing map by a min-cut/max-flow

In a method and apparatus for generating a phase-describing map in a firm that is usable to generate magnetic resonance (mr) image data, first and second sets of magnetic resonance echo raw data are acquired from a region of the examination subject, at two different echo times, said first and second sets of magnetic resonance echo raw data originating from two different chemical substance types. First and second image data sets of the defined region are reconstructed respectively from the first and second sets of magnetic resonance echo raw data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160169424

Pipe connection for conducting a pressurized fluid

A pipe connection for conducting a pressurized fluid, includes two tubular connection pieces for a conical clamping connection, the connection pieces being screwed together by a union nut while one connection piece is plugged inside the other. Each connection piece has a conical sealing surface which sealingly rests against the other, and an annular groove is provided in one of the sealing surfaces. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160169115

Turbine engine control system

A method of operating a turbine engine, the turbine engine having an inlet, a shaft, a turbine, a control system, a fuel system and a modular liquid fuel burner system having at least two interchangeable liquid burners and a liquid-fuel manifold. The control system controls a fuel supply via the liquid-fuel manifold to the burners dependent on demanded output power. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160169053

Turbine condenser for a steam turbine

A turbine condenser includes an area with condenser tubes for liquefying waste steam from the steam turbine, a chamber formed by condenser walls for receiving the waste steam, and a diverted steam channelling system for channelling diverted steam into the chamber in the turbine condenser, wherein the diverted steam channelling system includes an annular nozzle extending into the turbine condenser, the outlet end of which has an uneven edge.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160169030

Valve for a turbomachine

A valve for a turbomachine, has a valve cone and a valve seat, the valve cone being configured such that it can be moved in a valve body with respect to the valve seat. The opening and closing of the valve being achieved by the use of process-internal media taking into account different geometries of the working chambers and the use of thermodynamically different state variables.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160168667

Protective coating and gas turbine component having said protective coating

A protective coating has 15 to 39 wgt.-% co, 10 to 25 wgt.-% cr, 5 to 15 wgt.-% ai, 0.05 to 1 wgt.-% y, 0.5 to 10 wgt.-% fe, the remainder ni and impurities. A gas turbine component has this protective coating.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160167530

Charging method for an energy accumulator of a vehicle

In a method of charging an energy accumulator of a vehicle in a charging station, the presence of a vehicle is ascertained in a defined region in vicinity of the charging station via a wireless communication between a vehicle-side communication device and a communication device of the charging station. The charging process of the energy accumulator in the charging station is cleared, when the wireless communication between a vehicle-side communication device and a communication device of the charging station is established and a parking brake of the vehicle is activated.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160167302

Adaptation method and production method for components produced by slm

An adaptation method for a modelling method in which, by means of target geometry, model geometry, which is derived from the target geometry, is created for an object to be produced by a selective laser melting method is provided. In the adaptation method, adapted model geometry is produced from the derived model geometry by dimension adaptation by means of a correction factor and/or by geometry adaptation by means of correction geometry.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/16/16 / #20160166172

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for determination of magnetic resonance angiography images using time-of-flight angiography

In a method and apparatus, magnetic resonance angiography images of an examination volume of a patient are obtained using time-of-flight angiography in a magnetic resonance scanner. By continuous recording, a number of two-dimensional slice images covering the examination volume along an axial direction are acquired in a slice-by-slice layer-wise, such as with overlapping. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160165759

Multilevel converter

A multilevel converter contains at least two submodules which are connected in a row. Each of the submodules contains at least two switches and a capacitor and two current-carrying outer module terminals. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160164399

Multilevel converter for power factor correction and associated operating method

A method operates a multilevel converter for power factor correction of a polyphase mains voltage. Each phase of the polyphase main has an associated phase module with a plurality of sub modules which are connected in series and each have an electrical energy store. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160164355

Multi-pole component for an electric machine

A multi-pole component for an electric machine includes an upper side, a lower side, a first magnetic pole having a surface on the upper side, a second magnetic pole having a surface in a tangential direction adjacent to the first magnetic pole on the upper side and a soft-magnetic device. The soft-magnetic device has a recess between the first magnetic pole and the second magnetic pole. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160164280

Electrical facility and arrangement for protecting the electrical facility

An arrangement for protecting an electrical facility from overvoltages having an overcurrent protection facility arranged in a first series circuit and a shunt circuit arranged between the overcurrent protection facility and the electrical facility to be protected, the shunt series resulting in a second series circuit, wherein a diode for discharging transient overvoltages is arranged in the shunt circuit, which is conductive if a voltage threshold is exceeded, as a result of which the current resulting from the overvoltage can be passed through the shunt circuit to the facility to be protected into the second shunt circuit, where a first inductor is arranged in a series connection to the diode, the diode is connected here to a first diode terminal on the first series circuit and is connected to a second diode terminal on the first inductor, and where the overcurrent protection facility is not triggered prematurely by temporary overvoltages.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160162635

Method and system for determining a bacterial resistance to an antibiotic drug

The invention relates to a method, a databank, a system and a computer program product for determining a bacterial resistance to an antibiotic drug. A data bank is provided which comprises a plurality of bacterial reference nucleic acid sequences, wherein at least some reference nucleic acid sequences are associated with a respective antibiotic drug resistance information. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160162383

Monitoring redundant components

A device for monitoring a component has at least one processor core and a further processor core. The device further includes a determining unit configured to determine a profile of the processor core, the profile being influenced by an input signal applied to the processor core, and to determine a further profile of the further processor core, the further profile being influenced by a further input signal applied to the further processor core. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160161584

Method for the reconstruction of magnetic resonance image data

In a method and apparatus for the reconstruction of magnetic resonance image data, magnetic resonance measurement data are acquired from an object under examination by a dixon recording technique. A model is provided to a computer, the model including modeling data matched to the object under examination from which the magnetic resonance measurement data were acquired. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160161582

Method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance image data

In a method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance image data, improved preparation of nuclear spins is achieved by radiating at least one inversion pulse, which acts site-selectively on at least one inversion pulse range, with the at least one inversion pulse range being situated at least partially outside the area under examination, radiation of at least one excitation pulse, read-out of magnetic resonance signals from the area under examination, and reconstruction of magnetic resonance image data from the read-out magnetic resonance signals, the magnetic resonance image data depicting the area under examination.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160161346

Fiber-optic sensor with a protective tube and method for installing a fiber-optic sensor in the protective tube

A method for installing a fiber-optic sensor in a protective tube, wherein a reshapable filler element which is preferably a wire made of spring steel is used as the filler element that, when twisted assumes an essentially helical shape, is introduced into the protective tube essentially in parallel to the axis of the fiber-optic sensor, where by changing the shape of the filler element, the free internal cross-section of the protective tube remaining for supporting the fiber-optic sensor is reduced such that the sensor is pressed against the wall of the protective tube whereby the thermal interface between the protective tube and sensor is improved and the reaction time during temperature measurements is reduced.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160161105

Operating button

Disclosed is an operating button, including a light source, a push rod and an operating head. The light source can output light rays. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160160843

Support structure for supporting wind turbine components

A support structure for supporting wind turbine components which are to be arranged or are arranged within a wind turbine nacelle that is to be arranged or is arranged on a tower construction, wherein the support structure includes at least two girder section structures which are connected together via at least one cross-connection structure, wherein the cross-connection structure includes at least two connecting struts which intersect in an intersection region is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160160499

Strake for a wind turbine tower

A strake for a wind turbine tower is provided a strake for a wind turbine tower is disclosed, whereby the strake is realized as a detachable strake to be mounted to a wind turbine tower to reduce vortex induced vibrations. The strake includes an outer structure and the outer structure defines three sides that are interconnected by three angles, so that the strake includes a mainly triangular shape in its cross-cut perpendicular to its longitudinal direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/09/16 / #20160157747

Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for determining deformation information from a cyclically moving examination subject

In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus for determining an item of deformation information of an examination object that exhibits a cyclical movement within an examination subject, a spatial magnetization pattern is generated in an mr scanner, and mr signals are acquired from the subject during at least two cycles of the cyclical movement, with the spatial magnetization exhibiting differences in a subsequent cycle of the movement compared to an earlier cycle. Segmented subsequent mr images are acquired in a subsequent cycle and the examination object is localized therein. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160156888

Increase in dynamics in color-coded triangulation

. . An arrangement is disclosed for increasing dynamics in color-coded triangulation by using an adapted narrow band color filter. Spectral passage ranges of the color filter overlap with sensitive spectral ranges of a camera sensor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160156339

Apparatus and method for generating high-voltage pulses

The present invention relates to an apparatus for generating high-voltage pulses, in particular by means of an inductive coltage adder (iva), wherein an inner conductor (1) of a coaxial transmission line (21) is in the form of a body which is rotationally symmetrical to a main axis (ha) of wave propogation and passes through all stages, the outer radius of said body being formed so as to decrease in size continuously from the first to the last stage with a constant pitch.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160156242

Continuous stator winding wound on bobbins

In a method for producing a stator winding of a stator, an auxiliary element is positioned with its central axis in alignment with a central axis of the stator. Bobbins are arranged on the auxiliary element in uniformly spaced-apart relationship around the central axis of the auxiliary element, and a circuit carrier is arranged on the auxiliary element radially inside the bobbins. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160156241

Method for producing a dynamoelectric rotary machine, and dynamoelectric rotary machine

The invention relates to a method for producing a rotor and/or a stator of a dynamoelectric rotary machine by means of the following steps:—producing pre-formed coils from an integral electrically conductive material or pre-insulated or coated electrically conductive wires,—fixing spacers to the pre-formed coil at predefinable intervals,—inserting the pre-formed coil, which is provided with spacers, into slots in a laminated core of a stator or rotor,—making contact with the individual pre-formed coils to form groups of coils and forming a winding system of a rotor and/or stator in accordance with a predefined circuit plan,—insulating the pre-formed coils or the winding system in the slots by complete encapsulation, in particular by complete vacuum encapsulation.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160155587

Direct-current switching device

A direct-current switching device switches direct currents, in particular direct currents in the kiloampere range. The switching device contains a switching unit, a resonant circuit, and an overvoltage arrester. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160155238

Method and device for segmenting a medical examination object with quantitative magnetic resonance imaging

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for segmenting image data of an examination object, raw data of the examination object are achieved with the operation of a magnetic resonance scanner. Quantitative image data of the examination object are then calculated in a processor from the raw data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154913

Common plant model for modeling physical plant items of a production plant

A common plant model for mes, scada and dcs systems of a production facility benefits from an integration architecture which enables a stringent and persistent modeling of the physical resources of the production facility for all system types (mes, scada, dcs) that attach to the common plant model. A production plant within the manufacturing execution system has engineering and runtime environments. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154912

Common plant model for modeling of physical plant items of a production plant

A common plant model models physical plant items of a production plant within a manufacturing execution system. The plant model includes a node type model aggregating different aspects for the modeling of a physical plant item involving public interface parameters and automation parameters, a number of nodes, each representing an instance of a node type, and a library model having a project library and a global library. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154911

Common plant model for modeling physical plant items of a production plant

The common plant model offers the possibility to create a mechanism that allows an easier linking of plant items from an engineering aspect being independent of the system, such as mes, scada, dcs, erp, the engineer is working with. The common plant model includes: a node type model aggregating different aspects for the modeling of a single physical plant item; a number of nodes; a library model with a project library and a global library; and a wiring chart model defining the interaction between interface members of different facets. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154418

Power supply with a switch converter

A power supply has a switch converter, a circuit breaker, a storage inductor and a peak current controller, wherein a first shunt resistor is arranged in a positive cable, a first operational amplifier is connected the first shunt resistor to detect a voltage drop across the first shunt resistor, an auxiliary measuring signal at the output of the first operational amplifier is reflected via a current mirror to ground, a second operational amplifier is connected to the second shunt resistor for impedance amplification such that a dc measuring signal is present at the output of the second operational amplifier, an rc element having a resistor and capacitor is connected to an inductor, the rc element being configured such that an ac measuring signal at the output of the rc element reproduces a current through the storage inductor, and where the ac measuring signal is added to the dc measuring signal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154403

Redundant automation system and method for operation thereof

Redundant automation system and method for the operation thereof in which a reference device is used to provide simplified addressing of a main automation device and a substitute automation device in the redundant automation system for controlling a technical apparatus, where the reference device is configured to activate a first connection path between further automation components, which are connected to the field bus, and the first automation device, and is furthermore configured to recognize a failure of the first automation device and thereupon to activate a second connection path between the further automation components, which are connected to the field bus, and the second automation device.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154079

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for acquiring a sensitivity map for at least one local coil in a magnetic resonance scanner

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for acquiring a sensitivity map for at least one local coil in a magnetic resonance scanner, the extent of k-space to be sampled is divided into a first part located around the center of k-space, and a second part. First and the second magnetic resonance data sets are acquired with undersampling in at least one phase-coding direction in the second part, and are acquired globally in the first part. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154078

Magnetic resonance fingerprinting method and apparatus

In a method and a magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for examining a predetermined volume of an examination object, a number of mr images of the volume are acquired. An mr waveform for voxels of the volume is created from the acquired mr images. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160154076

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for determining basic shim settings of the magnetic resonance apparatus

In a method, device and magnetic resonance apparatus for determining basic shim settings for shim elements of a magnetic resonance scanner of the apparatus, an optimization function is established in a processor, which includes multiple optimization parameters, including a first optimization parameter that designates a homogeneity value of a spatial distribution of the basic magnetic field in the scanner, and a second optimization parameter that designates a value of a force acting on the shim elements. The processor is configured to calculate the spatial distribution of the shim elements by minimizing the optimization function, dependent on the first and second parameters. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160153545

Planetary gear set and method for supplying oil to tooth engagement regions and bearings of a planetary gear set of said type

The invention relates to a planetary gear set (1) comprising a housing (2), a sun gear shaft (3) which is mounted rotatably in the housing (2) and which can be driven by means of a motor, a sun gear (6) which is held rotationally conjointly on the sun gear shaft (3), a planet gear carrier (7) which is mounted rotatably in the housing (2) and on which rotatably mounted planet gears (8) are held, wherein the planet gears (8) engage with the sun gear (6), an internal gear (11) which is arranged in positionally fixed fashion in the housing (2) and which has an internal toothing and which engages with the planet gears (8), a drive output flange which is operatively connected to the planet gear carrier (7) and which is mounted rotatably on the housing (2), and at least one oil supply which is designed to deliver oil to tooth engagement regions and/or bearings, wherein the oil supply comprises a sun gear shaft bore (20) which extends in the longitudinal direction of the sun gear shaft (3), a gap seal bushing (21) which is fluidically connected to the sun gear shaft bore (20), a planet gear carrier distributor (22) which is fluidically connected to the gap seal bushing (21) and which is provided on the planet gear carrier (7), and oil-conducting lines (23, 24) which are arranged on the planet gear carrier (7) and which are fluidically connected to the planet gear carrier distributor (22) and which lead to tooth engagement regions and/or bearings.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160153510

Brake application device for a disk brake system

A brake application device for a disk brake system includes an arm-shaped reference element for detecting any deformation caused to the brake application device when braking. The novel brake application device allows braking torque to be determined with a comparatively small degree of expenditure and in a simple manner. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160153285

Turbine blade

A turbine blade includes a first cooling air duct and a second cooling air duct which is separated from the first cooling air duct by a wall and which has a main direction, wherein the first and the second cooling-air duct are connected to one another by a first opening in the wall, wherein the wall has a second opening, to permit an improved cooling air action and thus higher operating temperatures and higher efficiency of the turbine. The second opening is adjoined by a diverting duct, the main direction of which, in the region in which the diverting duct issues into the second cooling air duct, is oriented substantially parallel to the main direction of the second cooling air duct.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160153105

Producing a nanopore for sequencing a biopolymer

A process for producing at least one nanopore with a predetermined diameter for sequencing a biopolymer is provided herein. This process includes providing at least one electrode and at least two nanoparticles in an intervening space between the electrode and a delimiting component opposite to the electrode. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160151735

System for separating out volatile degradation products, and method for operating the system

A system for separating volatile degradation products out of a flue gas stream from a load-dependent combustion apparatus includes a co2 separation apparatus, wherein the co2 separation apparatus has fluidic coupling to the combustion apparatus, wherein the co2 separation apparatus comprises at least one quench apparatus through which at least part of the flue gas stream flows and which at least partly forms an acidified quench condensate, and an absorber through which at least part of the flue gas stream flows, wherein at least part of the flue gas flows into a cleaning apparatus connected downstream of the absorber, wherein the cleaning apparatus is supplied with a cleaning medium for cleaning the flue gas, wherein the cleaning medium at least partly comprises the acidified quench condensate. A method for operating such a system includes separating volatile degradation products out of a flue gas stream.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/02/16 / #20160151050

Method and device for recording an ultrasound image of a deformed object, in particular the human breast

A relationship is established between points or regions in images of objects deformed in different ways, for example images of the human chest in a mammography and 3d ultrasound process. While a plurality of recording parameters which can be used for such an automatic image registration are often known in x-ray and other imaging methods, precise recording parameters, in particular for the position of the chest, are usually not available in ultrasound processes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160149613

Subsea data communication interface unit

. . . . A subsea data communication interface unit for enabling data communication over a subsea data transmission line is disclosed. The subsea data communication interface unit includes at least an electrical interface for providing an electrical connection to the subsea data transmission line and a transmitter adapted to generate a data signal corresponding to the data to be transmitted. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160149471

Cooling arrangement

A cooling arrangement realised to cool stator windings of a stator enclosed in a generator housing, which cooling arrangement includes a fan arrangement for directing a gaseous cooling medium towards a winding overhang of the stator windings; and a volume reducer arranged to reduce a spatial volume between the winding overhang and an inner corner of the generator housing, is provided. A direct-drive wind turbine, a method of cooling stator windings of a stator enclosed in a generator housing, and a method of retrofitting a wind turbine, is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160148766

Molded-case circuit breaker

A molded-case circuit breaker includes a handle, a contact system and an actuating device. In an embodiment, the handle is movable between an “on” position and an “off” position, the contact system includes at least one stationary contact and a movable contact and the actuating device is operatively connected to the handle and the contact system such that, when the handle is actuated, it is possible to open and close the contact system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160148760

Clutch mechanism for energy storage device and gas insulated circuit breaker thereof

A clutch mechanism for an energy storage device is disclosed. In an embodiment, the clutch mechanism includes a loading gear, a driving gear, a one-way bearing, a sleeve, and a gear shaft comprising a gear portion and a clutch portion. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160148379

Method for determining a resultant image, computer program, machine-readable data carrier and imaging device

In an embodiment of the invention, a plurality of images of a region under examination are recorded at different times. Anatomical information and flow information are derived from the images. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160148371

Synthetic data-driven hemodynamic determination in medical imaging

In hemodynamic determination in medical imaging, the classifier is trained from synthetic data rather than relying on training data from other patients. A computer model (in silico) may be perturbed in many different ways to generate many different examples. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160148351

Method, computer readable medium and mri apparatus for performing phase-encode ghosting detection and mitigation in mri

A method detects phase-encoding ghosting in a mr image of an object to be imaged and mitigates the corresponding artifact in the mr image. The method includes acquiring mri raw data of the object by a mri apparatus. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146915

Compressed sensing reconstruction for multi-slice and multi-slab acquisitions

A method for acquiring a three-dimensional image volume using a magnetic resonance imaging device includes performing a multi-slice or multi-slab acquisition process to acquire a plurality of slices or three-dimensional slabs corresponding to an imaged object. Each respective slice or three-dimensional slab included in the plurality of slices or three-dimensional slabs comprises k-space data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146763

Saft analysis of defects close to the surface

A method and device for the ultrasonic testing of test objects by means of a test head. A computer device directly acquires, during a saft analysis for determining points in time of the amplitudes to be summed up from among the image time signals, a propagation time, which depends on the test head, from the test head positioned at a measuring point to the location of each of a plurality of voxels and uses the propagation time for calculating an amplitude total for the plurality of voxels.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146732

Particle detector and method for detecting particles

A particle detector for detecting particles in a gas may include a measurement chamber, a light source, at least one light sensor, and a first lens. The measurement chamber may have a gas inlet with a gas inlet nozzle, through which the gas flows into the measurement chamber along a flow direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146593

Photo-based 3d-surface inspection system

At least one carrier is applied onto an object, the at least one carrier including two optically different markings that are spatially separated on the carrier. At least one camera images the object from different spatial directions and a computer executes a program to evaluate images acquired by the at least one camera. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146329

Drive train and adapter device

A drive train includes a motor having a motor housing and a motor shaft, and a gear unit having a gear unit housing and a driveshaft, with a coupling device connecting the motor shaft and the driveshaft to one another. An adapter device is disposed between the motor and the gear unit and has an adapter housing which is detachably connected to the motor housing and the gear unit housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146110

Optimization of cold starts in thermal power stations, in particular in steam-electric power plants or in combined cycle power plants (ccpps)

A thermal power plant, in particular to a steam-electric power plant or a combined cycle power plant (ccpp), and a method for operating a thermal power plant is adapted to accelerate, or to technically and/or economically optimize the start-up of the thermal power plant, in particular to accelerate/optimize a cold-start phase of the thermal power station. The thermal power plant has an auxiliary energy store integrated into the power plant. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146060

Method for operating a combined cycle power plant

A method for operating a combined cycle power plant, according to which shortly before the planned start-up of a parked load, the steam turbine is lowered to a very low output, the gas turbine is then operated in parked load, and next the steam turbine is powered up to a parked output. The gt operating power can be the rated power of the gas turbine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146059

Method and device for controlling the spraying of water into the flue gas duct of a gas and steam turbine installation

A method for operating a gas and steam turbine installation, wherein the heat contained in the expanded flue gas of the gas turbine is used to generate steam for the steam turbine. If a critical operating state arises, the temperature of the expanded flue gas is reduced by introducing water into the expanded flue gas in the flue gas duct between the gas turbine and the waste-heat steam generator connected downstream with regard to flow, wherein the amount of water to be introduced is determined in dependence on the flue gas temperature. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146042

Gas turbine and heat shield for a gas turbine

A gas turbine includes a number of annular rotor blade rows coaxially mounted in a heating gas channel and a number of annular stator blade rows mounted between the rotor blade rows, wherein at least between two immediately adjacent stator blade rows a heat shield is positioned, which circumferentially surrounds the rotor blade row positioned between the two adjacent stator blade rows, and which has multiple ring segments, wherein at least one of the ring segments has an abrasion coating and at least one of the ring segments has no abrasion coating.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146031

Turbine blade or vane having a stepped and beveled platform edge

A turbine blade, including: an airfoil and a platform, which has an upper face on which the airfoil is arranged; and at least one lateral face, the lateral face including a slot for insertion of a sealing strip. The transition between the upper face of the platform and the at least one lateral face includes a stepped portion and a beveled portion is provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146029

Sealing bush carrier for a steam turbine and steam turbine

A sealing bush carrier for a steam turbine, the steam turbine at least having a turbine rotor and a turbine housing, whereby the sealing bush carrier is arranged between a shaft of the rotor and the housing. The sealing bush carrier includes at least two hollow passages which extend from the rotor-facing part of the sealing bush carrier to the housing-facing part of the sealing bush carrier and are constructed such that they can be assigned to likewise hollow openings in the housing for an extraction of steam of the turbine through the passages of the sealing bush carrier into the openings of the housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160146010

Rotor for a thermal turbomachine

A rotor for a thermal turbomachine, in particular a gas turbine, is configured for guiding a medium in its interior. In order to guide the medium in the interior with low flow losses, a pair of rotor disks lie on one another, of which the first of the two rotor disks of the pair has holes, in order to feed the medium from the outside into the rotor interior, and rib-shaped ribs, in order to guide the medium further in the direction of the rotational axis, and the second rotor disk of the pair being configured with the aid of an auxiliary web in such a way that the flow passages which are formed between the ribs as viewed in the circumferential direction are delimited axially at least over the large part of the radial extent of the ribs.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160144877

Method for operating an automatic train control system and automatic train control system

A method operates an automatic train control system which has an electronic signal box, a balise and a frequency track circuit. To configure the train control system so as to be constructed from components of the european train control system and of the frequency track circuit without substantial additional development effort, the balise is acted upon by indicator messages of a first type of the electronic signal box via an actuation module for modular elements having an addressable memory for the number of currently free block route segments. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160144872

Inner ceiling assembly of a railway vehicle

A rail-borne vehicle includes an inner ceiling assembly having at least one air duct, a multiplicity of lighting devices and at least one ceiling cladding. The air duct is disposed between an inner surface or face of a roof of the rail-borne vehicle and the ceiling cladding and the air duct is provided with a multiplicity of air outlet openings. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160144806

Vehicle, in particular rail vehicle

A vehicle, in particular a rail vehicle, includes at least one vehicle body, components disposed in a distributed manner, and a connecting device provided for linking the components. In order to permit the linking of components disposed in the vehicle in a distributed manner to take place quickly, easily and with lightweight devices, the connecting device includes at least one conductor unit which is coupled to the vehicle body and which has a conductor carrier unit, conductor tracks coupled thereto and at least one interface unit which is provided for forming a connection to at least one of the components.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/26/16 / #20160144504

Specifiable mobility for a robotic device

A robotic device includes a kinematic chain of a plurality of components, movable relative to each other; a sensor device configured to capture a force and/or moment exerted on at least one of the mobile components; a control device configured to control a movement of the at least one of the mobile components, in the direction of the force that is exerted, as a function of the force captured by the control device and/or of the moment captured by the control device; and a first capture device coupled to the control device and provided for the purpose of contactlessly capturing an operating action of an operator. In a normal operating mode, the control device is configured to specify a mobility of at least one of the mobile components as a function of the captured operating action, improving accuracy and reliability of the device in interaction with a human operator.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141993

Efficient damping of vibrations of an electric machine

A first active part of a poly-phase electric machine is connected to a converter having a control facility. The control facility updates a base commutation angle using the target speed value and determines direct-axis and quadrature-axis component values of currents and a commutation angle supplied to the machine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141992

Linear drive with cross-controller vibration damping

A control device, linear device, non-transitory computer readable medium and method by which optimal vibration damping can also be achieved in a simple manner when transferring a carrier from one segment to the next segment, where a primary part includes a plurality of sequentially consecutive segments that are each connected to a supply voltage via a respective converter, such that each of plurality of sequentially consecutive the segments receive respective currents of a three-phase system.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141973

Printed circuit board power cell

A printed circuit board power cell having a printed circuit board including a dc bus disposed within the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board power cell includes a plurality of capacitors connected to the dc bus, a three-phase ac input disposed on the printed circuit board and a single-phase ac output disposed on the printed circuit board. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141963

Modular multi-level dc-dc converter for hvdc applications

A dc-dc converter for connecting high-voltage dc networks has series-connected sub-converters. The high-voltage dc networks which can be connected to the dc-dc converter can have different transmission symmetries by way of power exchanging devices and additional power exchanging devices. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141877

Method and device for controlling power generators of a subgrid within an interconnected grid

Disclosed is a subnetwork controller (tnr) for a subnetwork (tn) within an interconnected grid (nv), which controller controls power generators (g), subnetworks or loads (l) of the subnetwork in accordance with sensor-captured internal measured variables (yi) and sensor-captured external measured variables as well as external controlled variables (vi) of the subnetwork (tn) in such a way that a dynamic behaviour of the subnetwork (tn) in relation to its adjacent subnetworks corresponds to a defined desired behaviour.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141843

Subsea switchgear

A subsea switchgear is provided. The subsea switchgear includes a first power input for receiving electric power from a power source and a second power input for receiving electric power from a power source. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141732

Electrochemical storage device having a state detector

An electrochemical storage device including a state detector, has an electrochemical storage device, which has a wall that surrounds an electrochemical storage material. The state detector has at least one ultrasonic transmitter and at least one ultrasonic receiver, which are attached to the side of the wall facing away from the electrochemical storage material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160141124

Method and device for producing contact elements for electrical switching contacts

In order to optimize the production of electrical switching contacts, particularly for vacuum tubes, a field assisted sintering technology process is proposed in which an electrical or electromagnetic field supports and/or produces a sintering process for producing semifinished contact elements for electrical switching contacts, contact elements for electrical switching contacts and/or electrical switching contacts, particularly for vacuum tubes. According to an embodiment, the contact material prior to the sintering process is present in such a form that the material composition of the contact material and/or at least one property of the contact material varies in at least one body direction of the finished contact element.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160139585

Modular control of a linear drive with communication

A plurality of sequentially consecutive sections of a linear drive are each controlled case by a respective control device that is assigned to a respective section of the plurality of sequentially consecutive sections, where converters that are controlled by the respective control device each individually apply current to a subsection of the respective section, and collectively to the respective section, control devices each specify new desired values to the converters they control, the respective control device controls each respective convertor of a plurality of converters, and where the control devices communicate, via respective peer-to-peer interfaces having real-time capability, with a number of other control devices that control sections.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160139264

Method for determining a distance between an fmcw ranging device and a target

A method for determining a distance between a ranging device and target, wherein a valid interference profile, if already available, is subtracted from a frequency-domain echo profile that is analyzed to determine the distance of the target, where to obtain or update the valid interference profile, a low-frequency portion of the frequency-domain echo profile is stored as a temporary interference profile after each measurement, and if the target is not proximal to the ranging device and the valid interference profile is not available, the temporary interference profile is saved as the valid interference profile, otherwise if the valid interference profile is available, the valid interference profile is updated via the temporary interference profile, otherwise if the target is distal and the valid interference profile is not yet available, the temporary interference profile is first subjected to a quality check before being saved as the valid interference profile.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160139227

Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for accelerating magnetic resonance fingerprinting

In a method and apparatus for the examination of a predetermined volume portion of an object with a magnetic resonance (mr) fingerprinting procedure, an mr signal curve for voxels of the volume portion is acquired, and a comparison of the mr signal curve of the respective voxel is made with stored mr signal curves in order to determine the stored mr signal curve that conforms most closely to the mr signal curve, with the result of the comparison then being made available as an output. The comparison with the mr signal curve of the voxel is (initially) performed with a specific number of signal points of the mr signal curve. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160139223

Method and system for generating a magnetic resonance image

In a method and system for generating a magnetic resonance image, a raw data record with non-cartesian recorded data points is provided to a processor, and the recorded data points are gridded on a cartesian grid to form transformed data points, wherein the number of transformed data points is selected in at least one k-space direction such that the field of view is reduced in size, and fourier transformation of the transformed data points is implemented to form a magnetic resonance image with a field of view as the raw data record that is smaller in at least one direction.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160139047

Imaging by attenuated total reflectance (atr)

An arrangement for attenuated total reflectance (atr) infrared spectroscopy uses a reflection matrix for location-resolved spectroscopy of aqueous and/or powdery samples with a high signal-to-noise ratio and without previous complex preparation of the samples. The method of using the reflection matrix produces imaging of the sample with a high signal strength.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160138837

Heat pump arrangement and method for operating heat pump arrangement

A heat pump arrangement including a first heat pump through which a first fluid flows, a second heat pump through which a second fluid flows, and a heat exchanger to transfer heat from the first fluid to the second fluid. The heat is transferred from the first fluid to the second fluid at a fluid temperature of at least 120° c. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160138798

Method for preheating feed water in steam power plants, with process steam outcoupling

A system for supplying feed water for an evaporator in a water-steam circuit has a condenser for condensing steam to obtain water that can be supplied with steam from a turbine installation. A degasification device for degasing condensate is coupled to the condenser such that a first portion of the condensate of the condenser can be fed to the degasification device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160138570

Guiding lightning to a lightning receptor

A method of guiding lightning to a lightning receptor of a rotor blade for a wind turbine, wherein the method includes the following steps: generating a vortex of airflow by means of a vortex generator, the vortex generator being located at the surface of the rotor blade; attracting the lightning by the vortex; guiding the lightning to the lightning receptor is provided. Furthermore, the invention relates to a rotor blade for a wind turbine, wherein the rotor blade comprises a vortex generator for generating a vortex of airflow, the vortex generator being located at the surface of the rotor blade, and a lightning receptor for receiving an electrical current from the lightning. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160138418

Method for operating a turbomachine, wherein an efficiency characteristic value of a stage is determined, and turbomachine having a device for carrying out the method

A turbo-machine, which can be operated in an optimized driving range is provided. To this end, a method for operating a turbo-machine having at least one turbo-machine stage, which has at least one rotary shaft is disclosed. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160138417

Turbine and method for detecting rubbing

A turbine, in particular a gas turbine, includes a rotor, a housing spaced from the rotor by a gap, and a system for monitoring structure-borne noise, permit rubbing of the rotor and the housing to be localised with the least possible technical complexity. In both a first and second axial region, one or more inwardly directed rubbing teeth of the housing and one or more outwardly directed rubbing edges of the rotor are arranged, wherein the one or more rubbing teeth and the one or more rubbing edges are distributed along the circumference such that contact of the particular rubbing teeth and rubbing edges at a specified rotational frequency of the rotor occurs at a different frequency in the first axial region than in the second axial region.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/19/16 / #20160137429

Tilt-tray conveying carriage and tilt-tray sorting installation

A tilt-tray sorting installation for articles and a tilt-tray conveying carriage for use in a tilt-tray sorting installation. The tilt-tray conveying carriage has a basic carriage, which is configured for displacement in the tilt-tray sorting installation, a carrying tray, which can be pivoted about a tilting axis relative to the basic carriage, and a tilting drive. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160135316

Canister cooling

A canister is disclosed for housing an electronic component. The canister includes a wall section with an inner wall surface directed to an inner volume of the canister. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160134203

Apparatus and method for lifting objects

A device and a method for moving an object in a vertical direction are disclosed. The device includes a plurality of piezo-actuators expanding in directions upon activation and in doing so generating pressure forces on an active side, and a hydraulic transmission device that converts the pressure forces of the piezo-actuators into a vertical pressure force for moving the object opposite the direction of gravity and transmits the pressure force with a transmission ratio. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160134086

Gas-insulated medium-voltage switchgear assembly

In order to develop a gas-insulated medium-voltage switchgear assembly, which has an encapsulated container for accommodating components of the medium-voltage switchgear assembly, a grounding contact and a grounding busbar terminal provided on the outer side of the container, such that it has a simple and economical design, it is proposed that the grounding contact is secured by integral bonding in a container opening and has the grounding busbar connection terminal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160133776

Radiation detector manufactured by dicing a semiconductor wafer and dicing method therefor

An embodiment relates to a group ii-vi semiconductor radiation detector, and an embodiment relates to a method for producing same. An embodiment of the present invention provides a radiation detector enabling reduction or restriction of the edge effect (or the end surface effect) and a method for producing same. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160133422

Subsea fuse

A subsea fuse for use in a high-pressure environment is provided. The subsea fuse includes a fuse element, a first lid and a second lid, and electrical connections for contacting the fuse element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160133402

Method and device for producing contact elements for electrical switch contacts

A method is disclosed for improving the production of electrical switch contacts, in particular for vacuum tubes. In the method, an electrical or electromagnetic field assists and/or effects a sintering process. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160133359

Insulating system and assembly method for an insulating system

An insulating system includes an electrically insulating, substantially disk-shaped insulating configuration which spans a base surface. The insulation configuration includes at least one first and one second sub-element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160132616

Planning a power distribution network

In a method for planning a power distribution network for an installation having a multiplicity of power consumers, time-dependent load profiles for the power consumers are created as a function of a change, over time, in inertial masses to be speeded up, slowed down and/or kept in motion using the power consumers, and time-dependent power profiles are created for the power consumers. A network plan is created for the power distribution network, and a time-dependent power profile is computed for the installation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160132067

Automation plant having a reduced-power stoppage operating mode

A method of reducing power consumption by components of an automated plant during a production stoppage. Control apparatus transmits stoppage time data to the plant components via a data network to initiate the stoppage. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160132036

Production machine or machine tool and method for operating a production machine or machine tool

An automated machine wherein messages exchanged between components of the machine are forwarded to at least one component at a first time point that temporarily stores them and from that component to a central unit at a second time point is disclosed. Said first time point preceding said second time point within the framework of a cycle time of the automated machine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160131771

Optimized signal detection by quantum-counting detectors

A method is described for setting the detection of a macropixel signal of an x-ray detector with a plurality of pixels, each combined to form at least one macropixel. The geometrical efficiency and the signal drift factor of the individual pixels are first established. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160131766

Detector module for an x-ray detector

A detector module for an x-ray detector is disclosed. In an embodiment, the detector module includes a plurality of sensor boards arranged adjacent to one another on a module carrier. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160131732

Method and apparatus for dynamic distortion correction of magnetic resonance image recordings

In a method and apparatus for the correction of image data dynamically acquired with a magnetic resonance imaging method, a reliable b0 field map is recorded as a basic reference field map. Image data (vb) with distorted coordinates are also acquired over a predefined recording time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160131575

Method and system for monitoring the quality of fluids

A method and system for monitoring the quality of fluids, wherein comprising the different features of a fluid with at least two different methods are measured and a measure for the quality of the fluid is derived and/or a process of the fluid deterioration is identified by comparing the results of the measurements of the at least two different methods, where the methods includes at least one optical absorption measurement and at least one electron paramagnetic resonance measurement.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160131362

Securing a heat shield block to a support structure, and heat shield

A heat shield with support structure and a number of heat shield blocks secured thereto, having a cold side facing the support structure and a hot side opposite the cold side. At least one recess is arranged in at least one heat shield block circumferential face, connecting the cold to hot side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160131159

Gas turbine comprising a compressor casing with an inlet opening for tempering the compressor casing and use of the gas turbine

A gas turbine includes at least one rotor assembly and at least one compressor casing. The compressor casing has at least one inner compressor casing chamber for arranging the rotor assembly and at least one outer compressor casing chamber for tempering the compressor casing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160130983

Method for coupling a steam turbine and a gas turbine at a desired differential angle

A method and an associated arrangement for coupling a rotational device, particularly a steam turbine, and a shaft device, particularly a gas turbine, includes the following steps: 1) accelerating the rotational device up to an output rotational speed that is below the rotational speed of the shaft device; 2) detecting a differential angle between the shaft device and the rotational device; and 3) accelerating the rotational device with an acceleration value that is derived from the target rotational speed difference, which is formed as a function of the detected differential angle, the acceleration and a desired target coupling angle.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160130948

Rotor for a turbine

A rotor for a turbine has a plurality of rotor components lined up in the axial direction and connected by a connecting rod, wherein a groove which extends in the circumferential direction and is open in the axial direction is disposed on one of the rotor components, wherein a coupling element running around the connecting rod in order to support the connecting rod is disposed in the groove. The rotor is adapted to enable particularly stable support of the connecting rod in order to prevent vibrations. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160129637

Semantic medical image to 3d print of anatomic structure

The process of creating a 3d printer ready model of patient specific anatomy is automated. Instead of manual manipulation of the 3d mesh from imaging to create the 3d printer ready model, an automated manipulation is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/12/16 / #20160128666

Tomographic device and also method and computer program for model-based positioning

A tomographic device includes a recording unit with a central system axis, a patient couch movable along the system axis and also a radiation source and a radiation detector interacting with the radiation source. The inventors have recognized that a rapid, precise and reliable positioning of a first recording area can be achieved by the positioning being based on a trained model, wherein the model has been trained with training positions. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160128212

Volume compensation system

An electrical distribution unit includes a first housing and at least one volume compensation system connected to the first housing. The at least one volume compensation system includes a compensator housing and a member, arranged to be movable inside the compensator housing to compensate for changes in volume caused by changes in pressure and/or temperature inside and/or outside of the apparatus.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160127268

Network arrangement and method prioritization of real-time telegrams in a convergent network

A method for the prioritization of real-time telegrams in a convergent network, in particular in an industrial network and/or a “time-sensitive network” (tsn), wherein the convergent network has a central distribution infrastructure and a decentralized distribution infrastructure, and within the convergent network a service sends and/or receives real-time telegrams, and wherein the convergent network has a switching node forming a central network node for connection of central distribution infrastructure and decentralized distribution infrastructure, and which has a coupling port via which the switching node is connected to the decentralized distribution infrastructure, wherein the switching node has central network ports via which the switching node is integrated into the central distribution infrastructure, where real-time telegrams received at central network ports of the switching nodes are assigned a higher priority level than the real-time telegrams received at the coupling ports so as to provide efficient prioritization of real-time telegrams.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160126662

Connector part and connector assembly

A connector part for use underwater or in a wet or severe environment, the connector part comprising a pin, projecting axially forwardly from a support, the pin comprising an axially extending electrically conductive portion, an axially extending sleeve comprising fibre reinforced plastic around said conductive portion, a protective layer around the sleeve to prevent exposure of the sleeve to ambient conditions when the pin is exposed to ambient conditions, and an axially extending conductive and impermeable layer between the sleeve and the protective layer.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160126552

Storage structure for a solid electrolyte battery

A storage medium and an inert material, either integrated into the storage medium or existing as a separate phase in the storage medium, form a storage structure. The inert material at least partially contains or is formed by a polymorphous inert material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160126046

Subsea fuse assembly

A subsea fuse assembly adapted to be operated in a pressurized environment is provided. The subsea fuse assembly includes an enclosure having a first hollow part and a second part which is a rigid supporting wall. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160125999

Apparatus for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a transformer

An apparatus for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a transformer, i.e., a three-phase transformer, includes a plurality of compensation windings that are magnetically coupled to the core of the transformer, wherein a controllable current source for feeding current into the compensation windings is arranged electrically in series with the compensation windings, specifically with the neutral point thereof, which is forming by the inputs of the compensation windings, and a neutral earthing transformer is electrically connected to the outputs of the compensation windings, where the current source electrically interconnects the neutral point of the compensation windings and the neutral point of the neutral earthing transformer.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160125986

Magnetic steel sheet having a layer improving the electrical insulation and method for the production thereof

A magnetic steel sheet including a layer adjoining at least one of a top side and bottom side of the magnetic metal sheet. The layer includes a metal oxide containing titanium oxide or tantalum oxide and the layer adjoins the magnetic steel sheet along a diffusion zone into which the titanium or tantalum of the metal oxide has diffused into the magnetic steel sheet. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160125675

Method for performing automatic opening of a vehicle or a payment process, and associated apparatus

Receiving a first signal or a first message and taking the receipt of the first signal or of the first message as a basis for producing a second signal or a second message for a driver of a vehicle.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160124785

System and method of safety monitoring for embedded systems

The safety and integrity of an embedded computer system is monitored using an independent safety monitoring module in communication with the main controller module via a serial connection to a safety monitoring module proxy in the main controller module. The main controller module is monitored through the use of alive-telegram exchanges and computational challenges. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160124459

Time synchronization in a communications network with a plurality of network nodes

One or a plurality of sub-networks are defined in the communications network. Each of the sub-networks includes a plurality of network nodes from the communications network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160124397

Handheld unit with combined signal evaluation

A handheld unit for an industrial technical system comprising some of the following: a proximity sensor, an acceleration sensor, an orientation sensor, a position-determining device and an image-capturing device. Commands input by a user to the handheld unit and output signals from the modules are fed to an evaluation device in the handheld unit that transmits control commands to a control device in the industrial technical system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160124079

Ultrasonic pulse-echo ranging device

An ultrasonic pulse-echo ranging device includes a piezo-electric transducer, a transmitter, a receiver, a first transformer having a primary winding coupled to an output of the transmitter and a secondary winding connected to the transducer, and a second transformer having a primary winding coupled to an input of the receiver and a secondary winding connected to the transducer, where the secondary windings of the first and second transformers are in series with the transducer, a first switching element is parallel with the primary winding of the first transformer and controlled to short-circuit this primary winding when the receiver receives the signals from the transducer, and where a second switching element is parallel with the primary winding of the second transformer and controlled to short-circuit this primary winding of when the transmitter drives the transducer to optimize the signal transfer to and from the piezo-electric transducer.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160124065

Method and apparatus for correction of magnetic resonance image recordings with the use of a converted field map

In a method and device for the correction of image data acquired using a magnetic resonance imaging method, an undistorted field map is recorded. The undistorted field map is then converted into a distorted field map. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160124061

Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging with a music-based gradient curve

In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging with a music-based gradient curve, a magnetic resonance sequence and a piece of music are provided to a controller of a magnetic resonance apparatus. The piece of music is modified in the controller by taking into account at least one acoustic resonance parameter that characterizes at least one acoustic resonance frequency of the magnetic resonance apparatus, so a modified piece of music is generated. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160124040

Device and method for monitoring a power semiconductor switch

A device for monitoring a power semiconductor switch includes a circuit section for applying to the power semiconductor switch an hf voltage having a frequency above a switching threshold of the power semiconductor switch, a shunt resistor for detecting an actual hf current resulting from application of the hf voltage to the power semiconductor switch, a monitoring circuit for comparing the actual hf current with an expected hf current that depends on a switching state of the power semiconductor switch when the hf voltage is applied to the power semiconductor switch, and a comparator for generating a power semiconductor status signal depending on a result of the comparison. A corresponding method for monitoring a power semiconductor switch of this type is also described.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160123636

Method for operating a heat pump and heat pump

A fluid is condensed by at least one condensation device and the fluid is expanded by at least one expansion device. Then, the fluid is evaporated by at least one evaporation device and the fluid is compressed by at least one compression device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160123305

Controlling the energy flow from an electrical machine with unbalanced impedance

A method, an arrangement and a computer program for controlling an energy flow to a grid, from an electrical alternating current machine with unbalanced impedance, in particular an electrical alternating current generator of a wind turbine, the method comprising: obtaining a first power signal representing a first power command.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160123183

Method for testing an overspeed protection mechanism of a single-shaft combined-cycle plant

A method for testing an overspeed protection mechanism of a single-shaft combined-cycle plant that includes, during testing, an electrical load is first connected to the generator and the load is disconnected and a trigger threshold value can be achieved at a test moment in time, thereby triggering the overspeed protection mechanism.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160121430

Production of a component by selective laser melting

A method for producing a component by selective laser melting, wherein a number of lasers arranged next to one another generate a laser field, as a result of which powdery material can be melted in a selective manner for the purposes of generating contours. In the process, individual lasers of the laser arrangement can be switched on or off in a selective matter in order to irradiate or not irradiate certain regions. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/05/16 / #20160121397

The arrangement for coating a powder

An arrangement includes a processing chamber, a coating platform located in the processing chamber, and a coating device with a coating element located in the processing chamber for coating a metal or ceramic powder. The arrangement also has an exchanging device for exchanging at least one portion of the coating element with another portion of the same coating element or for exchanging the entire coating element with another coating element within the processing chamber when the processing chamber is closed. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160120012

X-ray source and method for producing x-rays

An x-ray source is provided, the x-ray source including an outer housing that may be evacuated, including at least one radiation exit window, an electron source for emitting an electron beam, and an anode for producing x-rays. When the x-ray source is in operation, the anode is present in a vapor phase, wherein the vaporous anode may be produced by evaporating a stock of anode material present in a condensed phase by exposure to the electron beam. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160119976

Electric heater and method for operating an electric heater

An electric heater (4) of a synthetic-material molding system (2) defines a current path (6) that includes a first measuring pickup (20), a second measuring pickup (22), a switch (16) and a third measuring pickup (24), all connected in series, wherein a heating element (14) is connected between the first measuring pickup (20) and the second measuring pickup (22). The electric heater (4) also has a diagnostic path (28) that includes a first diagnostic pickup (30), a first voltage measuring device (52), a second diagnostic pickup (32), a second voltage measuring device (54) and a third diagnostic pickup (34), all connected in series. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160118175

Converter unit, particularly a combination converter

A converter unit includes: a housing with a moulded-on hollow cylinder that extends into the housing; a non-magnetic toroidal core supporting a first secondary winding, contacting the housing bottom concentrically with the hollow cylinder and is embedded in a solid compound; a magnetic toroidal core supporting a second secondary winding, arranged concentrically with the hollow cylinder above the non-magnetic toroidal coil; and a casting compound with which the housing opening is closed. To achieve a compact converter unit, a first planar spacing element is arranged between the first and the second secondary windings, directly contacting the first secondary winding and the second secondary winding. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160118172

Superconducting coil device with coil winding and production method

A superconducting coil device includes a superconducting flat conductor having one or more torsional turns. The flat conductor is wound around a winding support to define multiple turns of the conductor around the support. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160116910

Method and process automation system with a central computing unit

A method for operating a process automation system that is configured to control an industrial process and/or traffic-control signals, wherein the process automation system includes field devices arranged in a field of the industrial process and a central controller unit for controlling the process through the field devices, where the central controller unit generates control data for the field devices by running a control program, where the control program forms a browser executable application that receives and processes field data from the field devices and generates and sends out the control data, and where the central controller unit executes an internet browser program and the internet browser program runs the application.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160116610

Method for producing a sensor board for a detector module

A method is disclosed for producing a hybrid, incorporable into a sensor board, for a detector module including a plurality of reader units. An embodiment of the method includes positioning the reader units in a stacked construction, each on a common sensor layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160116568

Positioning method and device

A measurement method, used when there is a fairly large distance between a vehicle and a charging station, determines a distance by way of absolute propagation time measurement. In a proximity zone between the charging station and the vehicle, a relative propagation time measurement is carried out between received signals.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160116558

Noise reduction during selective mr excitation

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for creating an optimizing pulse sequence for selective rf excitation in the magnetic resonance apparatus, the pulse sequence has an excitation event block, which has an rf pulse and a selection gradient. Nuclear spins are excited in a predefined volume section in a predetermined manner by this excitation event block, which is designed to so that the spins inside the volume section have the same phase position after the excitation event block of the pulse sequence. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160116557

Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus

A magnetic resonance image is generated by executing a scan sequence that is determined by at least one scan parameter. A first value of the at least one scan parameter is determined for a first subregion of an examination region, and a second value of the at least one scan parameter is determined for a second subregion of the examination region. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160115869

Method for operating a combined cycle power plant

A method for operating a combined cycle power plant includes additional burners being arranged in the waste heat boiler, the burners being supplied with secondary air from the gas turbine, the gas turbine is operated without a supply of fuel, and driving is effected by means of a start-up inverter. A plant includes a waste heat boiler, additional burners for generating thermal energy being arranged within the waste heat boiler, a gas turbine designed such that the necessary air mass flow for the additional burners can be supplied by the gas turbine, wherein the gas turbine is operated without a supply of fuel, the plant further including a start-up inverter, wherein driving is effected by means of the start-up inverter.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160115569

Method for synthesizing a rare earth element by redox reaction

A method for synthesising a rare earth element by a redox reaction. The starting material side of the reaction for synthesising the rare earth element includes a rare earth compound, in which the rare earth element is present in a positive oxidation state, and hydrogen. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160115058

Control apparatus and method for a sewage plant

Control apparatus and method for a sewage plant in which wastewater is nitrified and denitrified in an aeration tank by intermittent ventilation via a controllable ventilation facility, where the ammonium content of the wastewater is measured and the nitrification phase is terminated by switching off the ventilation if the measured ammonium content has dropped below a threshold value, where in order to improve control of the nitrification, the output of the ventilation facility is controlled within the duration between the start and the end of the nitrification phase as a function of the currently measured ammonium content of the wastewater and the threshold value.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160114539

Manufacturing arrangement

A manufacturing arrangement realized for the manufacture of a rotor blade, including a pair of tracks arranged along the longitudinal sides of a blade mold, a first gantry assembly realized to span the track pair and to carry a first tool arrangement, which first tool arrangement includes at least a fiber distributor, a second gantry assembly realized to span the track pair and to carry a second tool arrangement, and a control arrangement realized to effect a coordinated movement of the gantry assemblies along the track pair and to coordinate the operation of the second tool arrangement with the operation of the first tool arrangement, is provided. A manufacturing line, a method of manufacturing a rotor blade, and a wind turbine rotor blade are further provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160114188

Method and apparatus for determining a radiation dose of a radiopharmaceutical

In a method or system for determining a radiation dose of a radiopharmaceutical, magnetic resonance image data of an object under examination are acquired by operation of a magnetic resonance image data acquisition unit. At least one target area and/or at least one area at risk for accumulation of the radiopharmaceutical is/are segmented in the magnetic resonance image data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160113614

Computed tomography data-based cycle estimation and four-dimensional reconstruction

Methods for computed tomography data-based cycle estimation and four-dimensional reconstruction are provided. A gated reconstruction is derived from ct data acquired without gating using an added artificial trigger. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/28/16 / #20160113612

Method for the fully automatic detection and assessment of damaged vertebrae

A method is disclosed for the automatic determination of the bone density and a method is disclosed for the automatic detection and characterization of spinal column fractures. Both methods enable the fully automatic detection and assessment of damaged vertebrae and reliably enable an analysis of the state of the vertebrae with a high accuracy rate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160099617

Air-cooled electric machine having cooling ribs formed from stator sheet

An electric machine has rotor rotatably supported in bearings for rotation about an axis of rotation, a stator surrounding the rotor with respect to the axis of rotation and having stator sheets, which are stacked in the direction of the axis of rotation. The stator sheets have a number of recesses which form grooves extending parallel to the axis of rotation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160099574

Arrangement providing a 3-phase or 1-phase power stream

An arrangement is provided for alternatively providing a 3-phase or a 1-phase power stream. In an embodiment, the arrangement includes a 3-phase power source including a first, a second and a third power source output terminal; a switching section adapted to selectively provide, from the three power source output terminals of the 3-phase power source, either: a 3-phase power stream at three arrangement output terminals or a 1-phase power stream at two arrangement output terminals, different from the three arrangement output terminals.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160098441

Data unification device and method for unifying unstructured data objects and structured data objects into unified semantic objects

A data unification device for unifying data objects includes a retrieving entity, a first providing entity, a second providing entity, and an assembling entity. The retrieving entity is configured to retrieve unstructured data objects from a number of unstructured knowledge bases and structured data objects from a number of structured knowledge bases. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160098036

Method of and system for controlling a manufacturing process

A method of controlling manufacturing processes in a plant via a mes system includes the step of providing the mes system with a single production-related entity for manufacturing a plurality of products whose manufacturing processes share most of the process workflow and most of the resources. The providing step further contains including into the single production-related information entity, for process stages in which non-shared resources are involved and which are to be performed according to parameters specific for each product in the plurality, information about the parameters to be used for the different products. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160098035

Numeric controller with notification of a cam system in the event of a change in the subroutine

A subroutine executable by the numeric controller to control a production machine is disclosed. A user selects at least one program instruction of the subroutine and the numeric controller outputs a parameterized description of the selected program instruction or of a sequence of program instructions that contains the selected program instruction to the user using the user interface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160097830

Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance fingerprinting

In order to make it possible to take account of movement of an examination object in a magnetic resonance fingerprinting method, multiple magnetic resonance raw images of an examination area of the examination object are acquired by execution of a magnetic resonance fingerprinting method, multiple magnetic resonance signal waveforms are generated in a processor over different voxels of the multiple magnetic resonance raw images. A signal comparison of the multiple magnetic resonance signal waveforms is made with multiple database signal waveforms stored in a database, with a database value of at least one tissue parameter being logically linked to each database signal waveform of the multiple database signal waveforms. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160097571

Energy storage system for increasing the flexibility of power plants

Provision of electricity to an electrical grid is controlled such that the electricity supply from the power plant is reduced to the current electric power demand by charging a thermal energy store(s). As a result, the provision of electricity by renewable energy sources to the electrical grid can be given precedence. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160096249

Machining device

A machining device, in particular a grinding device, for the machining of slots in a component, in particular radially lying slots in a stationary blade carrier, with a base carrier, a clamping device, which is attached to the base carrier pivotably about a pivot axis and is designed to fix the base carrier on the component to be machined, a guiding rail, which is guided on the base carrier displaceably in a straight line in a guiding plane lying perpendicularly in relation to the pivot axis, and a tool holder head, which is held on the guiding rail pivotably about a rotation axis parallel to the pivot axis and carries fastening means for the attachment of a machining tool is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160096143

Compact multi membrane vessel for water ultrafiltration

A filtration vessel at least partially removes a contaminant from a fluid. The vessel has an inlet pipe which is mounted to a first end cab and to a supporting plate of the vessel. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/07/16 / #20160095565

Method and imaging system for compensating for location assignment errors in pet data occurring due to a cyclical motion of a patient

In a method for compensating for location assignment errors in pet data that occur due to a cyclical motion of a patient, three-dimensional training data of the patient are acquired with an image recording facility using a different modality from pet in different motion states of the cyclical motion. Model parameters of a statistical model are determined describing the cyclical motion, from the deviations of the training data in different motion states from displacement data describing a reference motion-state. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160094178

Method for operating power semiconductors

A method for operating power semiconductors arranged in converters, includes measuring with a temperature sensor a temperature of at least one of the power semiconductors, performing a comparison of the temperature of the at least one power semiconductor with a reference temperature and providing a result of the comparison; activating a pre-heating phase for preheating the power semiconductors as a function of the result; during the pre-heating phase, defining a pre-heating current; and impressing the pre-heating current into an electrical load.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160094158

Method for power station simulation

A method for power station simulation by means of a piece of distributed simulation hardware allows automatic and unaltered adoption of an automation solution intended for a respective original system and in the process specifically also converts communication relationships between devices of the original system into communication relationships between corresponding emulation components.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160094128

Intermediate voltage circuit current converter in five-point topology

An intermediate voltage circuit current converter having two current converter sections arranged in series on the direct voltage side is disclosed. The current converter section has a capacitor connected in parallel with two bridge modules that are connected in series with each other. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160094047

Heatable capacitor and circuit arrangement

A capacitor module having a capacitor and a heater is disclosed. The temperature of the capacitor can be measured by means of a temperature sensor and the temperature of the capacitor is influenced by the heater. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160093072

Method and apparatus for acquiring a high-resolution magnetic resonance image dataset of at least one limited body region having at least one anatomical structure of a patient

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for acquiring a high-resolution magnetic resonance image dataset of at least one limited body region having at least one anatomical structure of a patient, an overview image dataset is first acquired, using which an item of position information of the at least one anatomical structure is ascertained, the item of position information designating an exact position of the at least one anatomical structure and/or a relative position of the at least one anatomical structure relative to the reference body region. A high-resolution magnetic resonance image dataset of the anatomical structure is then created using the position information and the high-resolution magnetic resonance image dataset is evaluated. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160092634

Method and medical imaging apparatus for optimizing an examination

A method for optimizing an examination implemented by a medical imaging apparatus includes selection of at least one information protocol, that includes at least one information parameter, display of at least one examination protocol, that includes at least one examination parameter from an examination protocol catalog of a server unit in accordance with the selected information protocol, selection of an examination protocol, and transfer of the selected examination protocol from the server to the processor of the medical imaging apparatus.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160092620

Method for power station simulation for test and training purposes by means of a piece of distributed simulation hardware

A method for power station simulation, particularly for test purposes, by means of a piece of distributed simulation hardware that includes one or more emulation units, each having at least one emulation component, and also a simulation unit having a process model, where the method includes operating the emulation components cyclically with a common cycle time, using a respective cycle to form a time stamp, and automatically providing a data packet that is saved by each emulation component with the respective time stamp upon an appropriate command, wherein the data of the data packet are organized in accordance with a prescribed format and comprise a signal map.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160092193

Method and apparatus for operating a processing and/or production installation

The invention relates to a method for operating a processing and/or production installation having at least two engineering systems producing a respective output file including an operating variable for at least one component of the installation. The first output file of a first engineering system is transmitted from the first engineering system to a second engineering system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160092078

Method for selecting a recording area and system for selecting a recording area

In a 3d image of a patient supported on a patient table, the 3d image incorporates depth information about the outline of the patient. The 3d image is received and image information based on the 3d image is displayed on a screen, embedded into a graphical user interface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091882

System and method of multi-core based software execution for programmable logic controllers

Real-time programmable logic controller software is executed on a multicore processor system. An organizational block executer is executed on a first core, and system service functions associated with the programmable logic controller software are executed on the second core. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091591

Method and apparatus for movement correction in a magnetic resonance fingerprinting examination of a subject

In a method and apparatus for movement correction for a magnetic resonance fingerprinting examination on an object under examination, a magnetic resonance signal shape of a region of the object is acquired using the magnetic resonance fingerprinting method, movement data for at least one sub-region of the region are detected movement information is generated from the acquired movement data, the acquired magnetic resonance signal shape is corrected with reference to the generated movement information, a signal comparison of the corrected magnetic resonance signal shape is made with multiple database signal shapes stored in a database, with a database value of at least one tissue parameter being assigned to each of the database signal shapes. A value of the at least one tissue parameter is assigned to the corrected signal shape as a result of the signal comparison.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091590

Medical imaging apparatus having multiple subsystems, and operating method therefor

In a method for operating a medical imaging examination apparatus having multiple subsystems controlled by a control computer in a scan sequence, a control protocol for the scan is provided to the control computer, which determines sequence control data for the control protocol that define different functional subsequences of the scan, with different effective volumes assigned to each functional subsequence. Current ambient conditions of the apparatus are determined that are decisive for the determined relevant sequence control data and associated effective volumes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091589

Medical imaging apparatus having multiple subsystems, and operating method therefor

In a method for operating a medical imaging apparatus having multiple subsystems, a control protocol assigned to a scan sequence to be performed is provided to a control computer that determines sequence control data for the control protocol, which define different functional subsequences of the scan sequence. Different effective volumes are assigned to each functional subsequence, and current ambient conditions of the apparatus are determined for the sequence control data and associated effective volumes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091588

Medical imaging apparatus having multiple subsystems, and operating method therefor

In a method for operating a medical imaging apparatus having subsystems, a control protocol assigned to a scan sequence to be performed is provided to a control computer that determines sequence control data for the control protocol, which define different functional subsequences of the scan sequence. Different effective volumes are assigned to each functional subsequence, and current ambient conditions of the apparatus are determined for the sequence control data and associated effective volumes, for a series of states of physiological processes that occur during the scan sequence. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091587

Medical imaging apparatus having multiple subsystems, and operating method therefor

In a method for operating a medical imaging examination apparatus having multiple subsystems, current ambient conditions in a scan volume of the apparatus are determined and stored in a global ambient condition parameter set. A control computer starts a scan sequence according to a selected scan protocol, and sequence control data that define different functional sub-sequences for the respective subsystems are provided to the control computer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091586

Medical imaging apparatus having multiple subsystems, and operating method therefor

In a method for operating a medical imaging apparatus having subsystems, a control protocol assigned to a scan sequence to be performed is provided to a control computer that determines sequence control data for the control protocol, which define different functional subsequences of the scan sequence. Different effective volumes are assigned to each functional subsequence, and current ambient conditions of the apparatus are determined for the sequence control data and associated effective volumes, for a series of states of physiological processes that occur during the scan sequence. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091585

Method and medical imaging apparatus of determining time windows in a scan sequence

In a method for determining time windows in a scan sequence, in which values of setting parameters of a scan can be changed during a current scan without adversely affecting the scan data obtained with the scan, comprising the following a scan sequence is loaded into a control computer, that then determines the time windows in the scan sequence in which values of setting parameters can be changed during a current scan, on the basis of an analysis of useful coherences in the scan sequence. The determined time windows are stored or processed so as to be available to operate an imaging apparatus to execute the scan sequence.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091584

Medical imaging examination apparatus and operating method

In a method for operating a medical imaging examination apparatus having multiple sub-systems, a control computer controls the sub-systems to execute a scan sequence in which magnetization in at least two subvolumes of an object being scanned is simultaneously manipulated by a sub-sequence and/or used for the scan data acquisition process. A control protocol assigned to the scan sequence is provided to the control device, and sequence control data for the control protocol are determined that define different functional sub-sequences of the scan sequence. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091583

Patient-specific estimation of specific absorption rate

A method for optimizing specific absorption rate (sar) estimation using a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scanner includes detecting movement of a table holding a patient into a bore of the mri scanner and, while the table is moving into the bore, performing an mri scan of the patient to acquire a multi-slice multi-dimensional mri dataset of an anatomical region of interest of the patient. The multi-slice multi-dimensional mri dataset is processed to obtain a three-dimensional model corresponding to the patient's body geometry. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091580

Magnetic resonance apparatus with a cooling apparatus

A magnetic resonance apparatus has a scanner with a superconducting basic field magnet, a gradient coil unit, and a radio-frequency antenna unit, an electronics unit, and a cooling apparatus. The cooling apparatus has a cryostat for cooling the superconducting basic field magnet and a first cooling circuit for cooling the electronics unit and/or the gradient coil unit and/or the radio-frequency antenna unit, and a second cooling circuit for cooling the cryostat.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091082

Planetary gear

A planetary gear includes a central sun gear having external teeth, a ring gear having internal teeth, a planetary carrier having formed therein lubricant supply channels, and planet gears supported on the planetary carrier and having side cheeks engaging the internal teeth of the ring gear and the external teeth of the sun gear. A slide bush radially supports the planetary carrier and has radial outer and inner sliding surfaces, and an interposed shoulder surface, which bear flat upon a radial outer and inner bearing surfaces, and an interposed shoulder surface on an inner surface of the planetary carrier. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160091029

Overload coupling

An electrically insulating overload coupling for a wind turbine generator includes a gear-side or generator-side hub having an axially oriented ring flange. A pipe made of an electrically insulating material and having an axial section with an annular circumferential sliding surface rests directly on a corresponding sliding surface of the ring flange, so that the pipe is rotatable in a torque-dependent manner in relation to the ring flange.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160090990

Arrangement having a seal

An arrangement having a seal, includes: a casing, a cover, and at least one seal. In order to ensure damage-free installation of the cover and simultaneously simplify the installation process itself, as well as to guarantee good sealing, the arrangement has a seal carrier, the seal carrier has a first radial groove extending in the circumferential direction and having a radial depth direction, in which first radial groove a first radial seal is arranged, which seals against a radially inward surface of the casing, the seal carrier has a first axial groove extending in the circumferential direction and having an axial depth direction, in which first axial groove a first axial seal is arranged, which seals against an axial surface of the cover.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160090967

Wind power gearbox

A wind power gearbox includes two oil chambers for receiving oil, each of the oil chambers having an opening to allow passage of oil. A pipe connects the two oil chambers to one another and has ends arranged in the openings of the chambers, respectively. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160090808

Controlling distributed subsea units

A subsea control unit is disclosed for a subsea control system. In an embodiment, the subsea control unit includes (a) a first interface for connecting to a subsea communication network, (b) a second interface for connecting to a subsea device, and (c) a processing unit adapted to process data received from the subsea device and generate control signals for the subsea device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160090653

Method for producing a metal foam and method for producing particles suitable for said method

A method for producing a metal foam includes depositing metal-containing particles and blowing-agent-containing particles by cold spraying. A layer formed in this manner is formed from metallic particles and particles containing blowing agent, wherein the blowing agent forms the core of coated particles. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160090108

Construction kit for producing a rail vehicle with flexible door and window divider

A construction kit for a rail vehicle contains at least one bodyshell for a body of the rail vehicle, at least one door for the rail vehicle and at least one first window for the rail vehicle. The bodyshell has a first door field for fitting the door, which door field is delimited by two adjacent door columns of the bodyshell. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160090008

Pantograph configuration for a vehicle and vehicle with the pantograph configuration

A pantograph configuration for a vehicle has at least one pantograph embodied for at least temporary contact with an electrical network located externally outside the vehicle. The pantograph is movable from a contact position into a rest position. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160090007

Transportation system with a non-rail-bound vehicle to be supplied with electrical energy through an overhead conductor system

A transportation system with a non-rail-bound, electrically or diesel-electrically driven vehicle, has a two-pole overhead conductor system with contact wires forming supply and return conductors. The vehicle has a current collector for the supply of electrical energy through sliding contact with the contact wires. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160089489

Medical imaging facility and method for control of a contrast agent injector integrated within a medical imaging facility

A medical imaging facility that has a signal detection unit with a patient accommodation area that accommodates a patient for a medical imaging investigation. The patient accommodation area is at least partially surrounded by the signal detection unit, and the medical imaging facility has a contrast agent injector that is integrated within the medical imaging facility.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160089100

Method and system for determining a measurement start time

A method is disclosed for determining a measurement start time for an imaging measurement via a medical imaging system depending on a course of concentration values of a contrast medium in a monitored region of an examination object over time. The method includes detecting the concentration values of the current concentration of the contrast medium in the monitored region at different successive detection times; determining a current examination-specific accumulation model curve on the basis of a course of the concentration values over time; and determining the measurement start time on the basis of the examination-specific accumulation model curve. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/31/16 / #20160089029

Shim coil device and a magnetic resonance coil system having a shim coil device

A shim coil device for compensating for basic magnetic field inhomogeneities during medical magnetic resonance imaging of a breast of a patient, said shim coil has a housing with a contact surface that configures to bear against a patient, and at least one shim coil element having a shim coil axis. The shim coil is arranged on the patient such that the at least one shim coil axis has an angle of inclination α to the contact surface and/or to a patient surface, where α is ≧45° and α is ≦135°.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160088778

Power converter arrangement and method for producing a power converter arrangement

A three-dimensional arrangement for a power converter device, e.g., an inverter or a rectifier, is provided. The switching elements, activation electronics, the load connections of the power converter device are arranged on a carrier device in such a way that defines especially short conduction paths. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160087501

Reluctance armature

A reluctance armature includes a shaft received in a shaft hole in a torsion-proof manner. At least one carrier body is disposed around the shaft and has radial sides as viewed in a circumferential direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160087499

Electric machine having an improved cooling of the winding head

The invention relates to an electric machine comprising a rotor (2) aligned along a rotor axis (1), a stator (3) disposed concentrically with respect to the rotor axis (1) and at least one winding head (4) which is disposed concentrically with respect to the rotor axis (1), which projects in each case in the axial direction out of the stator and can be cooled by a coolant flow (5). In order to improve the cooling of the winding head (4), the electric machine of the aforementioned type has, according to the invention, at least one first conducting element (6) which in terms of the flow is disposed upstream of the respective winding head (4), wherein the at least one first conducting element (6) is designed in such a way that an increase in the flow rate of the coolant flow (5) to the respective winding head (4) can be effected.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160087496

Individual-segment rotor having retaining rings

The aim is to propose an individual-segment rotor that is simple to construct and suitable for series production. Therefore, an individual-segment rotor having a plurality of laminated core segments (2) arranged in a star shape and a permanent magnet (1) between each pair of adjacent laminated core segments (2) is provided, whereby the laminated core segments and the permanent magnets are arranged in a hollow cylindrical assembly. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160087494

Permanent-field armature with guided magnetic field

A permanent-field armature for an electrical machine includes an armature body having internal magnet pockets, and a plurality of permanent magnets having a magnetization for generating a magnetic field and disposed in the magnetic pockets in one-to-one correspondence. The armature body guides the magnetic field between the magnet pockets and magnetic poles of the armature on an armature surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160086356

Method for generating a combined projection image and imaging device

A method for generating a combined projection image from a medical inspection object, includes steps of capturing a set of initial projection images; reconstructing a first and a second three-dimensional volume from the set of initial projection images; generating a first re-projection image from the first three-dimensional volume and a second re-projection image from the second three-dimensional volume; weighting the first re-projection image and the second re-projection image; and combining the weighted first re-projection image and second re-projection image for generating the combined projection image.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160086352

Database-guided method for detecting a mineral layer from seismic survey data

A method for detecting a mineral layer in seismic survey image data includes transforming the intensity of an unprocessed seismic survey image volume, wherein the seismic survey image volume comprises a 3-dimensional (3d) grid of voxels each associated with an intensity, wherein a contrast of the seismic survey image volume is enhanced, scanning the intensity transformed image voxel-by-voxel with a classifier to determine a probability of each voxel being associated with a mineral layer, and thresholding the voxel probabilities to yield a 3d binary image mask that corresponds to the seismic survey image volume, wherein each voxel of the binary image mask has a value indicative of whether the voxel is mineral or non-mineral.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160086330

Method and apparatus for determining a position of an object from mri images

Periodic movement of an object, for example a tumor, is determined on the basis of 4d mri images. A radiation source can be controlled (guided) as a function of the periodic movement of the object, thus enabling the compilation of a more efficient treatment plan with respect to time and radiation.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160085734

Method, system and web application for monitoring a manufacturing process

A method and system allow monitoring a manufacturing process. The process is executed at a plant. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160085228

Method and system for collecting via a mes system time-stamps of working-statuses

A method and a system collect via a mes, time-stamps of working-statuses of machines and operators, called also actors, for a calculation of a time-dependant component of ole and oee indicators in a manufacturing task. The method includes providing a token for assigning to an actor the responsibility of data provision, and defining two meta-statuses for a machine in a task, called operating and booked meta-status respectively. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084931

Method and apparatus for reducing artifacts during the acquisition of magnetic resonance data

In a method for reducing artifacts during the acquisition of magnetic resonance data relating to a region undergoing examination in an examination subject by operation of a magnetic resonance apparatus, a first magnetic resonance image with a first polarization of a radio-frequency field of the magnetic resonance scanner, which is described by amplitudes and/or phases of coil elements thereof, at least one further magnetic resonance image with at least one further polarization of the radio-frequency field of the magnetic resonance scanner, also described by amplitudes and/or phases of the coil elements, wherein the at least one further polarization differs from the first polarization, and of image data from the first and from at least one further magnetic resonance image are combined.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084930

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for reconstructing an mr image dependent on the chemical shift

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for reconstructing an mr image of a volume segment within an examination object, mr data within the volume segment are acquired according to a separation method by mr data for a k-space line being acquired respectively in steps while a readout gradient is activated in the same readout direction. An image of a first substance and an image of a second substance are thereby reconstructed. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084929

Method and apparatus to correct noise effects in quantitative techniques in magnetic resonance imaging

In a method to correct noise effects in magnetic resonance (mr) images, which is executed in a processor (computer), the processor executes a fitting algorithm in order to calculate initial values for each of selected variables in signal model that models noise effects in a modeled, noise-containing mr image. The processor then iteratively executes the same or a different fitting algorithm, in order to generate final values for each of the selected variables. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084892

Method and a control unit for validating an electric power plant

A method for validating an electric power plant capability as an electric service provider is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of input data records from the plurality of renewable energy devices, respectively, the input data records respectively defining a plurality of device capabilities associated with at least one electrical service which can be provided by the renewable energy devices to the electric distribution grid; estimating internal power losses of the electric power plant; using the input data records and the internal power losses for calculating an output data record defining an overall plant capability for the service; communicating the output data record to an operator of the electric distribution grid; and receiving a validation signal from the operator of the electric distribution grid.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084293

Add-on drive shaft for an encoder or impeller fan and method for adding the shaft

An add-on shaft for an electric motor, an electric motor having an add-on shaft, an add-on shaft that drives a rotary encoder and a method for connecting an add-on shaft to a motor shaft of an electric motor are disclosed. The add-on shaft has a pin that is introduced into a centered blind hole in the motor shaft of the electric motor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084226

Cooling system

A wind turbine generator cooling system whereby the electrical generator includes a stator, a rotor, and an air gap between the stator and the rotor, and the rotor is rotatable in respect to the stator around an axis of rotation. The generator includes a cavity that is abutting on the stator in a radial direction, whereby a fan is connected to the cavity, so that the fan moves air through the cavity to cool the generator. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084223

Lift influencing device for a rotor blade of a wind turbine

A rotor blade of a wind turbine, wherein the rotor blade includes a lift modifying device, is provided. The lift modifying device is a part of the trailing edge section of the rotor blade. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084221

Arrangement to align a part of a wind turbine

An arrangement and a method to align a part of a wind turbine to a counterpart is provided. The part of the wind turbine and its counterpart are approached in a main direction of approach, to be connected. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160084220

Arrangement to align a part of a wind turbine

An arrangement and a method to align a part of a wind turbine to a counterpart is provided. The arrangement includes an alignment tool. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160083855

Method for operating a high-pressure electrolysis system, high-pressure electrolysis system and hydrogen filling station comprising a high-pressure electrolysis system

The invention relates to a method for operating a high-pressure electrolysis system (2), wherein a hydrogen stream (6) and an oxygen stream (8) are produced in a high-pressure electrolyser (4), and these are passed out of the high-pressure electrolyser (4) under high pressure. In order to increase the efficiency of the high-pressure electrolysis system (2) with respect to cooling of the hydrogen produced in the high-pressure electrolysis system (2), the oxygen stream (8) is passed into a vortex tube (20) for decompression, in which the pressure energy of the oxygen is converted to refrigeration. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160082984

Passenger table

A passenger table for connection to a side wall of a rail vehicle and for orientation in the transverse direction of the rail vehicle, includes a side wall pillar for connection to the side wall and a table panel supported by the side wall pillar. A horizontal support bar extends from the side wall pillar and, at a distance from the side wall pillar, is connected to the table panel by plastically deformable connection elements in such a manner that, when the plastically deformable connection elements are deformed, the support bar is movable in a horizontal plane relative to the table panel.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160082982

Assembly device for a side wall cladding element of a rail vehicle

A rail vehicle includes a side wall cladding element and a first profile rail fastened to the side wall cladding element. The first profile rail is provided for freely positioning and securing a first holder constructed to complement the first profile rail. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160082673

Rotor blade manufacturing arrangement

A manufacturing arrangement for the manufacture of a rotor blade, including a pair of tracks arranged along the longitudinal sides of a blade mold, a first gantry assembly realized to span the track pair and to carry a first tool arrangement including at least a fiber distributor for distributing fiber material into the blade mold, a second gantry assembly realized to span the track pair and to carry a second tool arrangement including at least a handling tool for handling a cover sheet for the fiber distributor, which cover sheet is realized to apply pressure to the distributed fiber material, and a control arrangement realized to effect a coordinated movement of the gantry assemblies along the track pair and to coordinate the operation of the second tool arrangement with the operation of the first tool arrangement, is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160082596

Mobile medical apparatus

A mobile medical apparatus contains a movement device for a moving the entire apparatus. The mobile medical apparatus has a detection device for detecting the movement of the apparatus, a storage device for storing information describing the movement of the apparatus, and a control interface for inputting a control command to the apparatus for repeating a movement in accordance with information describing the movement of the apparatus.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160082546

Device for preheating during welding and method

By the use of two lasers which are not mechanically connected to each other but the beams of which are then coupled to each other, it is possible to carry out preheating and remelting or melting in a very simple manner is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160082285

Applicator apparatus for performing brachytherapy and/or magnetic resonance imaging

An applicator apparatus for performing brachytherapy and/or magnetic resonance imaging has an application main body for receiving at least one radiation source, and at least one antenna element connected to the application main body as a reception unit for a magnetic resonance device. The applicator apparatus can also include a processing module for a preamplification and/or digitization, the processing module being radiation-resistant and embodied to be separably connected to the antenna element, and the antenna element includes at least one part of the application main body.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160081759

Method and device for stereoscopic depiction of image data

Three-dimensional depiction of image information is provided during minimally invasive surgery carried out by an endoscope by detecting an operation region of the using a sensor device in three dimensions. Stereoscopic image data is generated from the 3d-data acquired from the sensor and is visualized on a suitable display device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/24/16 / #20160081588

Method for correcting respiratory influences on magnetic resonance recordings of an examination object

In a method for correcting respiratory influences on recordings of an examination object by operation of a magnetic resonance apparatus, an external respiratory signal is determined, an internal respiratory signal is determined, a correlation signal is determined, at least one reliability range of the correlation signal is determined, a fit function in at least one reliability range of the correlation signal is determined, and the recordings subject to respiratory influences of the examination object are corrected based on the determined fit function.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160081202

Current converter apparatus having a multi-phase current converter

A current converter apparatus includes a multi-phase current converter having current-converter modules for each phase that are electrically connected to one another and arranged in a current-converter cabinet. Each current-converter module has at least one semiconductor component arranged on a heat sink and includes just two semiconductor components connected to each other and connected to be controlled by a control component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160080199

Configuration method for a wiring system

A method (100) for configuring a wireless connection (30) between a control component (10) and a first field component (20) of a wiring system (11). Circuit information (40) of the wiring system (11) is first provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160079832

Method for producing an individual-segment rotor and corresponding rotor

In a method for producing an individual-segment rotor for an electric machine, a shaft is arranged in a mould and a plurality of laminated core segments, which are at a distance from one another, are arranged on the circumference of the shaft in a distributed manner in the mould. The laminated core segments each have a fixing contour for a form closure for radially fixing the laminated core segment on the shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160079821

Rotor of an electric machine having a squirrel cage produced from a granulate

A rotor has a rotor core which is made of a core material and has grooves which extend substantially in a direction of a rotor axis. The rotor core has at each axial end of the grooves an annular recess which is disposed concentrically with respect to the rotor axis and connects the grooves. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160079815

Electrical machine having a flux-concentrating permanent magnet rotor and reduction of the axial leakage flux

A rotor having a number of tangentially magnetized permanent magnets tangentially evenly distributed and arranged both in the center region and in the outer regions in the axial direction is disclosed. Flux-guiding elements between the permanent magnets guide the magnetic fields of the permanent magnets radially toward the center region of the stator. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160078972

Method for manufacturing a collimator module and method for manufacturing a collimator bridge as well as collimator module, collimator bridge, collimator and tomography device

A method for manufacturing a collimator module and/or a collimator bridge is disclosed, as well as a collimator module, a collimator bridge, a collimator and a tomography device. A collimator module for a radiation detector includes a plurality of collimator layers. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160078645

Method and apparatus for projection image generation from tomographic images

A method for generating a projection image from tomographic images first captures (s101) a number of stacked two-dimensional tomographic images representing a tomographic volume. The pixels of the stacked two-dimensional tomographic images are weighted (s102) along a number of projection beams through the tomographic volume with weighting factors that are chosen under the constraint that the sum of all squared weighting factors for each individual projection beam is between a given lower limit and a given upper limit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160078616

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for planning a spectroscopy measurement

In a method for planning a spectroscopy measurement of an examination object by operation of a magnetic resonance apparatus, an image data record is selected that includes at least two images of a magnetic resonance measurement of the examination object, an isometric and/or isogonal region is determined in a first image of the at least two images, a region of interest is selected according to the isometric and/or isogonal region determined on the first image, and the first image is displayed, at least one further, second image of the image data record is displayed according to the selected region of interest, and the spectroscopy measurement is planned according to the displayed images.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160078173

Method for editing data and associated data processing system or data processing system assembly

An explanation is given of, inter alia, a method for editing data (bd), comprising: storing (26, 28) at least one rule (r1, r2) in which at least one data editing function is specified and/or which concerns at least one data editing function, transmitting at least one message (30) from a first data processing system (12) to a second data processing system (14), depending on the message (30) using the stored rule (r1, r2), determining (38) at least one data editing function, performing (46) the data editing function for at least one data set specified in the message (30) or for at least one data set determined when the data editing function is called.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160078053

Industrial monitoring system

An industrial monitoring system is disclosed. In an embodiment it includes a device layer, a device driving layer, a data sharing layer, a data routing layer, a data scheduling layer, a service layer, and a presentation layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160077509

Programmable logic controller having low latency

A method for operating a programmable logic control device to which a current input data set having state data regarding a peripheral component is provided cyclically by a communications bus after each bus cycle terminates. A first program instance of a control program is cyclically processed by a control device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160077181

Magnetic resonance apparatus and operating method

In a magnetic resonance apparatus and an operating method therefor in which magnetic resonance data are acquired from a patient, a measurement process is used in which a number of magnetic resonance sequences are carried out sequentially, and a maximum measurement time parameter, describing a maximum possible measurement time for undershooting a threshold value for the overall energy input into the patient during the measurement process, is established, taking into account other known recording parameters of the measurement process. The maximum measurement time parameter is used to restrict the ability of an operator to set a measurement time parameter describing the measurement time as a recording parameter, and/or is used as the measurement time parameter.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160077180

Magnetic resonance apparatus and method for prospective motion correction

For prospective motion correction in magnetic resonance imaging, first magnetic resonance data that map a first sub-region of a region of interest are acquired. Motion correction parameters are determined based on a comparison of at least the first magnetic resonance data with reference magnetic resonance data that map the region of interest. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160077173

Magnetic resonance apparatus and method for the operation thereof

In method for operating a magnetic resonance apparatus that has a gradient power amplifier that supplies a voltage to a gradient coil, and a gradient power amplifier control processor that provides control a control signal thereto that predetermines the aforementioned voltage, and a simulation computer that models an operational characteristic of each of the gradient coil the gradient power amplifier, an actual current value of a current fed into the gradient coil by the gradient power amplifier is measured and a target current value of the current fed into the gradient coil by the gradient power amplifier is determined by the simulation computer, using the control signal as an input variable. A fault signal is generated as a function of a determined deviation in the actual current value from the target current value.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160077170

Medical imaging apparatus with a movably mounted patient bed

A medical imaging apparatus has a patient-receiving area, with a patient bed for supporting a patient and a sliding-support for movable mounting of the patient bed inside the patient-receiving area with the sliding-support has at least one first sliding-support element, which is arranged on the patient bed, and at least two second sliding-support elements, which are arranged inside the patient-receiving area and that engage a first sliding surface of the at least one first sliding-support element. The sliding-support further has at least one third sliding-support element that, when the patient bed is only partially inside the patient-receiving area, engages a second sliding surface of the at least one first sliding-support element.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160077003

Device and method for monitoring fluid in subsea equipment

Monitoring device and method for monitoring a fluid in subsea equipment, wherein the monitoring device includes a sensing element in contact with the fluid, at least one detector and a waveguide, where the sensing element is configured to implement an evanescent field absorption technique, the at least one detector is configured to detect an attenuated optical signal fed into the waveguide by at least one radiation source, and where the attenuation is caused by evanescent field absorption due to the fluid. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160076766

Combustion system of a flow engine and method for determining a dimension of a resonator cavity

A combustion system of a flow engine has at least one combustion chamber, a shared manifold to feed a flow medium via at least two injectors to the at least one combustion chamber and at least one resonator with at least one resonator cavity, wherein the at least one resonator is arranged functionally in/at the manifold. To obtain good combustion performance with a homogenous fuel flow rate and high combustion stability, the resonator includes at least one perforated section with at least two orifices, wherein the at least two orifices provide access to the at least one resonator cavity of the at least one resonator.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160075449

Baggage handling system for an airport

An airport baggage handling system includes a sorting conveyor system transporting baggage pieces to sorting targets on conveyor routes with switch points, being settable in conveying directions and having a superordinate control system and control units for switch points. A departure processing system registers a baggage piece, accepts baggage piece attributes and provides identification data of the baggage piece. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160075350

Device for operating at least one electrical consumer of a rail vehicle

An electrical consumer of a rail vehicle is operated with electrical power generated by a braking process of the rail vehicle. A control unit controls the operation of the consumer in a first operating mode for a first operating phase of the consumer during a braking phase of the rail vehicle and in a second operating mode for a second operating phase during a travel phase of the rail vehicle preceding the braking phase. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160075349

Arrangement of a passenger information system in a rail vehicle

A rail vehicle for public transport includes at least one door for separating two inner spaces of the rail vehicle and a lintel for the door. The lintel has at least one electronic information system for passengers.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160074804

Absorption medium, process for producing an absorption medium, and also process and apparatus for separating hydrogen sulfide from an acidic gas

An absorption medium contains a dissolved amino acid salt and a dissolved metal. The absorption medium is brought into contact with the acidic gas in an absorber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160073970

Computation of hemodynamic quantities from angiographic data

Methods for computing hemodynamic quantities include: (a) acquiring angiography data from a patient; (b) calculating a flow and/or calculating a change in pressure in a blood vessel of the patient based on the angiography data; and (c) computing the hemodynamic quantity based on the flow and/or the change in pressure. Systems for computing hemodynamic quantities and computer readable storage media are described.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/17/16 / #20160073919

Method, ecg measuring device, and medical imaging device for determining an r-wave in an ecg signal

In a method for determining r-waves in an ecg signal, at least one reference ecg signal is measured, at least one reference breathing signal is measured, at least one reference r-wave is determined using the reference ecg signal and the reference breathing signal, at least one reference value is determined using the reference ecg signal and the reference breathing signal, at least one comparison rule is credited based on the at least one reference value, ecg signals are measured and breathing signals are measured in which r-waves are to be determined, the measured ecg signals and breathing signals are compared with the at least one reference value using the at least one comparison rule, and at least one r-wave is determined using the measured ecg signals and breathing signals.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160073443

Method and apparatus for energy-optimized data transmission using the opc ua protocol in radio networks

A method and apparatus for energy-optimized data transmission by opc ua protocol in radio networks is disclosed. When opc ua communication is operated in a mobile device, e.g. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160072707

Method for transmitting information and device for carrying out the method

An electric motor and a motor control unit exchange information using at least one transfer signal, the information including motion state information of the electric motor and additional information transmitted via a transmission channel, where the motion state information is in the form of at least one base signal and the additional information is transmitted with the aid of the base signal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160072354

Electrical machine having a housing over a partial circumference

An electric machine has a stator and a rotor. The rotor is arranged on a rotor shaft that can be rotated about an axis of rotation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160072349

Rotor for an electric machine

A rotor for an electric machine, comprising a modular design consisting of a plurality of modular elements is disclosed. These modules are arranged adjacent to each other in a direction of movement of the rotor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160072346

Rotor for an electric machine

A rotor for an electric machine is mounted for rotation about an axis and includes a plurality of permanent magnets placed on a radial outer surface of the rotor for forming at least one magnetic pole pair. An anisotropically-soft sintered magnetic material having an easy direction and a hard direction is located in at least one section of the rotor radially further inward than the plurality of permanent magnets.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160072343

Axial flux machine having a lightweight design

An electrical axial flux machine including a rotor shaft is provided. The rotor shaft is rotatable about an axis of rotation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160071292

Method and apparatus for generating a multi-slice data set of a heart

In a method and apparatus for generating a three-dimensional multi-slice data set of a heart, a first image sequence with a number of two-dimensional images is acquired in a first slice of the heart during a duration of at least one heartbeat interval, and a second image sequence with a number of two-dimensional images is acquired in a second slice of the heart during the duration of a number of heartbeat intervals. The second image sequence is excised by selecting the two-dimensional images thereof that lie in a heartbeat interval closest to the duration of the heartbeat interval in the first slice. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160070258

Method for increasing the work performance of a manufacturing executing system (mes) and an enterprise resource planning system (erp)

A method increases the work performance of a manufacturing executing system (mes) and an enterprise resource planning system (erp). The method includes forming the enterprise resource planning system to be enabled for planning the business resources of a production plant and for releasing production orders to the manufacturing execution system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160070007

Quality controlled reconstruction for robotic navigated nuclear probe imaging

Robotic navigation is provided in nuclear probe imaging. Adaptive reconstruction is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069976

Method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance data from a target region while the target region moves due to respiration

In a method for recording magnetic resonance data in a target region of a patient while the target region moves due to respiration a single-shot turbo spin echo sequence is used as a magnetic resonance sequence in a magnetic resonance apparatus. Spair fat saturation is used by emitting an inversion pulse at an inversion time before the data recording with the magnetic resonance apparatus. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069973

Combined magnetic resonance-emission tomography device, and method for imaging an examination object therewith

In a combined magnetic resonance (mr)-emission tomography apparatus, mr scan data and emission tomography scan data are acquired from a subject in the apparatus. Mr image data are generated from the mr scan data, and an attenuation map is generated from the same mr scan data that were used to generate the mr image data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069843

Sample disk for ultrasonic disk testing installations

A sample disc for ultrasonic disc testing equipment includes a cut-out defining a lateral face extending along a radius of the sample disc and along an axis of symmetry of the sample disc. At least one planar sample defect is created through this lateral face of the disc.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069822

Method and device for determining at least one concentration of coal particles in a gas flow

The present embodiments relate to a device and a method for determining at least one concentration of coal particles in a gas flow flowing through a channel, wherein at least part of the gas flow having coal particles contained therein is measured by at least one microwave sensor and at least one measurement signal characterizing the concentration of the coal particles is provided, wherein an autocorrelation function of the measurement signal is determined and at least one distance value characterizing a distance of a point of the gas flow belonging to the concentration from the microwave sensor is determined in dependence on the autocorrelation function.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069776

Pattern search in analysis of underperformance of gas turbine

Reference data from sensors measuring characteristics of a gas turbine are analyzed to identify underperformance of the gas turbine, which may be a predictor of an unscheduled shutdown. Time series data from the sensors are compared to annotated query data using an open-begin-end dynamic time warping algorithm. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069772

Valve operation and diagnosis

A method is disclosed for diagnosing a valve assembly having valve members serially arranged along a flow channel of the valve assembly connecting at least one inlet and at least one outlet of the valve assembly. All of the serially arranged valve members of the valve assembly are opended to allow fluid to flow through the flow channel. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069258

Turbine system

A turbine system including a compressor (3), a combustor arrangement having several combustors (4) fluidicallys connected to receive air from the compressor (3), and a turbine (5) fluidically connected to the combustors (4). Each combustor (4) has an air inlet ring chamber (7) with a flow cross-section defined by an inner tube (10) and an outer tube (11; 17) around the inner tube. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069221

Thermal water treatment for stig power station concepts

A method and an assembly for thermal water treatment for stig power station concepts. The heat of an exhaust gas after a heat recovery steam generator stage is used for treating water in a water treatment system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160069218

Power plant system having a thermochemical accumulator

A power plant system has a heat-generating unit for providing thermal energy; a water-steam circuit, which is connected to the heat-generating unit for heat transfer; an electricity-generating device, which can be energised by the thermal energy conducted in the water-steam circuit to generate electricity; and a thermochemical accumulator, which is connected to the water-steam circuit. The thermochemical accumulator is connected to an exhaust gas line of the heat-generating unit for heat transfer, and the thermochemical accumulator has two tanks, which are connected to each other for fluid flow. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160068150

Device and method for drying air, as well as a rail vehicle comprising such a device

An arrangement for drying air, particularly for a compressed air installation of a rail vehicle, includes an air dryer that receives air that is to be dried, via an air dryer inlet. In order to optimize the arrangement with regard to external conditions prevailing in the region of a rail bound transportation route to be travelled, an air conditioning installation is provided that supplies air to an air conditioning installation outlet, the air dryer inlet being connected, by way of an air channel particularly designed as an air conduit, to the air conditioning installation outlet such that at least one portion of the air supplied from the air conditioning installation forms the air that is to be dried. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160066873

Phase-contrast x-ray imaging device

A phase-contrast x-ray imaging device is particularly suited for the medical field. The device includes an x-ray source for generating an x-radiation field and an x-ray detector having a one-dimensional or two-dimensional arrangement of pixels. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160066869

Patient transport system

The patient transport system has a mobile patient transport device for docking at a medical device, an acquisition device for acquiring suitable information for docking, and a control device for docking control of the mobile patient transport device. An evaluation device is coupled to the acquisition device and used the information acquired by the acquisition device to establish a path of the patient transport device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/10/16 / #20160066800

Method and system for non-invasive assessment of coronary artery disease

In order to assess coronary artery disease from medical image data, an anatomical model of a coronary artery is generated from the medical image data. A velocity of blood in the coronary artery is estimated based on a spatio-temporal representation of contrast agent propagation in the medical image data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160065036

Wind turbine

A wind turbine includes a generator having a generator cooling system configured for passage of a cooling fluid, and a gear unit including a gear unit cooling system configured for passage of a cooling fluid. The gear unit cooling system includes a recooling unit which is configured to transmit during normal operation of the wind turbine thermal energy from the cooling fluid of the gear unit cooling system to air inside the generator or to the cooling fluid of the generator cooling system.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160065016

Permanently-excited dynamoelectric machine

A permanently-excited dynamoelectric machine includes a stator and a rotor supported for rotation about an axis. The stator has a winding system, which is embedded in grooves of a material forming a magnetic return path and interacts electromagnetically with permanent magnets of the rotor via an air gap between the stator and the rotor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160065014

Permanent magnet for a rotor of an electric machine

A permanent magnet having end surfaces and an envelope curve shaped as a biconvex lens having first and second convex portions, magnetization running in an arcuate manner along the first convex portion between a north pole and a south poles. The permanent magnet runs along the second convex portion in an arcuate manner, and at least one of the magnet's end surfaces within the envelope curve has a connection surface adapted for connecting with a connection device by fusing or by positive engagement. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160065011

Individual-segment rotor having individual segments retained by flexural supports and production method

The aim is to provide an individual-segment rotor, the construction of which requires low production expenditure. For this purpose, an individual-segment rotor having an axis of rotation and a plurality of laminated core segments (5) arranged around the axis of rotation is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160064933

Provision of negative control power by a gas turbine

A method for providing negative control power for an electrical supply and/or transmission network by means of the operation of a gas turbine, includes the following steps: a dynamo-electric machine of the gas turbine is supplied with electric power for motor operation from the supply and/or transmission network; the electrical input power is regulated or controlled by the motor operation on the basis of a network signal from the supply and/or transmission network to which the gas turbine is connected; and an operating parameter of the gas turbine for motor operation is altered as a result of this regulation or control for the purpose of deliberately increasing the electrical input power from the supply and/or transmission network.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160064915

Circuit breaker for interrupting a circuit

A circuit breaker is disclosed for interrupting a circuit. In an embodiment, the circuit breaker includes an electronic trip element, including a microcontroller, to interrupt the electrical circuit when at least one adjustable protection parameter is reached. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160064177

X-ray source and imaging system

An evacuable outer housing having at least one x-ray-permeable beam exit window, an electron source, an anode and a collector for catching electrons which penetrate the anode are included as an x-ray source. The collector is part of an electrical current circuit for applying a negative potential to the anode, and the radiation window is disposed such that x-ray radiation which exits from the anode at an angle of 130 degrees to 230 degrees to the electron beam direction can be coupled out through the radiation window. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160064128

Superconducting coil device with continuous current switch and method for switching

A coil device with at least one electrical coil winding with superconducting conductor material and a vacuum container is described in which the vacuum container surrounds the coil winding. The coil winding is part of a self-contained circuit for the formation of a continuous current. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160064127

Superconducting coil device with switchable conductor section and method for switching

In a coil device with at least one electrical coil winding with superconducting conductor material, the coil winding is part of a self-contained circuit for formation of a continuous current. The closed circuit has a switchable conductor section which can be switched between a superconducting state and a normally conducting state by a magnetic device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160063822

Switching device, receiving device and method

A switching device, particularly a circuit breaker, is disclosed for interrupting at least one electrical circuit. The switching device has various operating information that is signaled mechanically and is captured mechanically via at least one module and made available via signaling contacts. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160063289

Method and read/write device for selecting a wireless data medium

A method and a read/write device for selecting at least one wireless data medium from a number of detected wireless data media that are rfid transponders, wherein the data media are registered in a detection area of a read/write device via a plurality of detection cycles, at least one receive parameter is recorded for each of the detected data media, and at least one data medium of the data media is selected based on an evaluation of the recorded receive parameters, a plurality of detection cycles are performed at different antenna polarizations, at least one receive parameter is recorded at each of utilized antenna polarizations for the detected data media, and at least one of the detected data media is selected in each case based on a statistical evaluation of the receive parameters recorded in the different antenna polarizations.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160062863

Multicore processor system having an error analysis function

A method for operating a multi-core processor system, wherein different of a program are each executed simultaneously by a different respective processor core of the multi-core processor system includes inserting a breakpoint in a first of the threads for interrupting the first processor core and instead executing an exception handling routine. At least one processor core to be additionally interrupted is determined with the exception handling routine on the basis of an association matrix, and an inter-processor interrupt (ipi) is sent to the at least one processor core by the exception handling routine in order to interrupt the at least one processor core.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160061922

Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance examination of an examination object

In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance examination of an examination object, in order to determine a substance by execution of a magnetic resonance fingerprinting procedure for examination of an examination object in which a substance is located, a magnetic resonance signal waveform of a voxel of an examination area of the examination object is acquired by a magnetic resonance fingerprinting recording procedure, and a signal comparison of the magnetic resonance signal waveform is made in a computer with a substance signal waveform stored in a database, and the result of the signal comparison is provided as an output from the computer.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160061869

Reliable prediction of energy consumption

A basic materials industry facility having a type 1 electrical consumer with at least three working points that each have a respective expected power consumption is disclosed. The facility can also have type 2 or type 3 consumers, each having only two working points or a single expected power consumption assigned to them, respectively. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160061190

Drive train and wind power plant with a drive train

A drive train includes a gearbox having a gearbox housing, and a generator having a generator housing. A lubricating oil system including an oil reservoir lubricates toothed contact areas and/or bearings which are arranged within the gearbox housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160061185

Hydraulic system

A hydraulic system is provided including, at least one hydraulic actuator, a distribution means in fluid communication with the at least one hydraulic actuator for selectively distributing hydraulic fluid to and from the at least one hydraulic actuator, at least one source of hydraulic fluid in fluid communication with the distribution means for supplying hydraulic fluid to the at least one hydraulic actuator, or for draining away hydraulic fluid from the at least one hydraulic actuator, a control means communicating with the at least one source for controlling pressurizing of the hydraulic fluid into the at least one actuator, or the draining away of the hydraulic fluid from the at least one actuator. Further, a pitch control system for a wind turbine and a method for operating a hydraulic system are also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160059873

Light signal

A light signal, more particularly for rail-bound traffic routes, includes a light source and an optical system for signal aspect visualization, more particularly into a far range and a near range angled relative thereto. In order to achieve a reduction of phantom light that suffices to be able to dispense with a shield, provision is made for the optical system to include a fresnel lens, the light entrance surface of which has fresnel structures and the light exit surface of which is constructed in such a way that every tangent to the light exit surface is at an angle of ≧105° relative to an optical axis of the optical system.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160059360

Welding of alitized components and an alitized component

The welding can be carried out only after the partial removal of a necessary alitized portion prior to welding an alitized component.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160059041

Method and apparatus for monitoring a radiation therapy of a patient

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for monitoring a radiation therapy of a patient, first mr image data are acquired with a quantitative magnetic resonance method before an irradiation of a target area of the patient, and second mr image data are acquired with the quantitative magnetic resonance method after the irradiation of the target area of the patient. The first mr image data and the second mr image data are compared, and output information is generated on the basis of a result of the comparison.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160058398

Rotor for a gantry of a computed tomograpy apparatus

A rotor for a gantry of a computed tomography device is formed as a hollow body at least in one section. The hollow body has a hollow profile cross-section in at least one half-plane defined by the axis of rotation of the rotor.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/03/16 / #20160057977

Method for determining the sex of an embryo in an egg

The invention relates to a method for determining the sex of at least one embryo in an egg (12), in which the sex of the embryo is determined by means of at least one detection method which is noninvasive at least with regard to the egg (12), wherein at least one oestradiol value which characterizes the concentration of oestradiol in the egg (12) is determined by means of the noninvasive detection method and the sex is determined as a function of the oestradiol value.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160056803

Apparatus and method for generating high-voltage pulses

An apparatus and a method for generating high-voltage pulses using an inductive voltage adder, in which a first stage contains an electromagnetically coupling funnel-shaped intermediate piece positioned between a radial transmission line and a coaxial transmission line for transmitting electromagnetic waves from the radial transmission line into the coaxial transmission line.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160056794

Control facility with adaptive fault compensation

A control facility for controlling a controlled system experiencing a disturbance includes a front nodal point receiving a target value and an actual value outputted by the controlled system and supplying a difference value corresponding to a difference between the target value and the actual value to a compensation circuit. The compensation circuit supplies a frequency-filtered and time-delayed signal formed as the sum of the weighted difference value and a weighted feedback signal as an input to a controller for the controlled system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160056674

Reluctance rotor with runup aid

A rotor for a reluctance motor includes a laminate stack having layers. Each layer has a plurality of flux-conducting sections formed in each case by a magnetically conductive rotor lamination and extending transversely to a corresponding q axis. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160056673

Reluctance motor and associated rotor

A rotor for a reluctance motor having a laminate stack of layers is disclosed. Each layer has at least one magnetically-conductive rotor lamination, and in each layer a plurality of flux-conducting sections are formed by the at least one rotor lamination, which flux-conducting sections are separated from one another by a nonmagnetic region. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160056633

Supply device for supplying electrical current to an electrical grid and method for operating a supply device of this type

A supply device supplies electrical current provided by at least one current source to an electrical grid, the supply device having at least one current converter that can be electrically coupled to the current source and at least one connection device which is electrically coupled to an electrical line via an input connection and electrically coupled to the current converter via the line. The connection device is designed to be electrically coupled on the output side to the electrical grid and to adapt an electrical voltage at the input connection to an electrical voltage of the electrical grid at the output side.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160056631

Method for operating an entire energy supply network in an energy generation decentralized manner

A method for operating an energy supply network, wherein energy generation is decentralized, the energy supply network has three supply levels, and energy is generated in each supply level and is fed into the particular supply level, where the three supply levels each form an independent control unit that is connectable or disconnectable via interfaces between the control units as needed, an operator region is associated with each of the control units, in which operator region an energy feed-in and an energy consumption for the respective associated control unit are combined and controlled, and where an exchange of energy amounts between the control units is then controlled, such as in a demand-oriented manner, by the respective operator areas via the interfaces between associated control units by the control of parameters defined between the control units, such that the entire energy supply network can be dynamically controlled in a simple manner.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160056518

Energy conversion cell having an electrochemical conversion unit

An energy conversion cell includes an electrochemical conversion unit. The energy conversion cell has an electrically positive side with a process gas supply and an electrically negative side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160055745

Method and device for communication between road users and/or pedestrians and a traffic infrastructure on the basis of an ad-hoc wireless motor vehicle communications system for traffic control

The invention relates to a method and a stationary device for communication on the basis of an ad-hoc interacting motor vehicle communication system, particularly of the wireless variety. Communication occurs between the road users and/or pedestrians themselves and/or between road users and/or pedestrians and the traffic infrastructure wherein, in the near field of a traffic route junction, particularly t-junctions or intersections of traffic routes such as road or railway junctions, a radio transmission/receiving device associated with a first road user continuously transmits a message to at least one second radio transmission/receiving. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160054720

Intelligent programmable logic controller

A method of operating an intelligent programmable logic controller over a plurality of scan cycles includes creating, by the intelligent programmable logic controller, a process image area in a volatile computer-readable storage medium operably coupled to the intelligent programmable logic controller. The intelligent programmable logic controller then updates the process image area during each scan cycle with contents comprising data associated with a production unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160054457

Production method of a sensor chip and computerized tomography detector

A sensor chip, in particular for computerized tomography detectors, including an analog-digital converter electrically connected to an element detecting radiation. A problem addressed is that of defining a sensor chip which is as cost-efficient and reliable as possible. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160054419

Method for determining a type of a reconstruction of image data from a magnetic resonance measurement of an examination object by means of a magnetic resonance device

A method is disclosed for determining a type of reconstruction of image data from a magnetic resonance measurement of an examination object by way of a magnetic resonance device. In an embodiment, the method includes determining at least one first parameter which includes information about a breathing process of the examination object; comparing the at least one first parameter with at least one second parameter from a maintained database; and determining a type of reconstruction of image data of the magnetic resonance measurement according to the comparison that has been made. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160054414

Magnetic resonance tomography system

A magnetic resonance tomography system has a magnetic resonance scanner for performing a magnetic resonance examination, and a portable control processor having a first, wireless data interface for receiving control data for the magnetic resonance scanner from a data network, and a second, wireless data interface for transferring the control data to the magnetic resonance scanner.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160054411

Method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance data

In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance data acquisition, data are acquired according to a single-slab three-dimensional turbo or fast spin-echo pulse sequence, wherein the inner volume selection in the phase-encoding direction takes place by radiating a pair of adiabatic rf pulses, instead of the single refocusing rf pulse that is conventional. The radiation of the adiabatic rf pulses allows a high rf pulse bandwidth to be achieved, for a given limit on the peak radio-frequency field strength. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160054408

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for performing an adjusting measurement

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for performing at least one adjusting measurement for the magnetic resonance apparatus, a localizing measurement is performed using the magnetic resonance apparatus and a localization dataset is created, and at least one examination region on the localization dataset. At least one examination region of the localization dataset is selected, and at least one adjusting measurement is performed according to the at least one selected examination region. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160054358

High-voltage measurement divider

A high-voltage measurement divider for an x-ray tube is provided. The high-voltage measurement divider includes a ground connection, a high-voltage connection, a measuring tap, and divider modules of substantial identical design apart from the circuitry. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160053940

Sub-sea gas recovery system

A gas recovery system for sub-sea use includes a sub-sea canister and a gas recovery entity. A bladder arranged within an interior of a housing of the gas recovery entity is configured to receive gas from the sub-sea canister via a pipe when a pressure of the gas exceeds a threshold at a sub-sea site.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160053615

Method for restoring a cover plate pretension

A method for repairing a blade row, wherein the blades have cover plates and a disruptive gap has occurred between the cover plates, wherein in a first method step, a bracing element is arranged in the gap between the cover plates and, in a second method step, the element and the plates are welded together.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160053587

Subsea electrical unit and system

A subsea electrical unit is provided. The subsea electrical unit includes a first electric power connection for receiving electric power for operating the subsea electrical unit and a second electric power connection towards a further subsea electrical unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/25/16 / #20160052527

Vehicle having a gas-suctioning device

A vehicle, in particular a rail vehicle, includes a gas-suctioning device for suctioning gas located in the vehicle. At least one section of a suctioning line of the gas-suctioning device is routed through a luggage rack element attached in the interior of the vehicle, is held on the luggage rack element or formed by the luggage rack element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160049269

Disconnecting switch unit

A disconnecting switch unit or isolating switching device includes a first contact piece and a second contact piece which are movable relative to each other and between which a disconnection or isolation zone is formed when the pieces are separate. A compression device has a compression chamber accommodating a fluid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160048741

Multi-layer aggregation for object detection

Object detection uses a deep or multiple layer network to learn features for detecting the object in the image. Multiple features from different layers are aggregated to train a classifier for the object. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160048123

Telecontrol arrangement, system and method for observing and/or controlling an installation

A telecontrol arrangement observes and/or controls an installation. The telecontrol arrangement is set up to communicate with field devices of the installation and with a control center arrangement. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160047882

Method for determining the location of a mobile device within a building, and apparatuses for performing same

When an optical motion detector of a room device detects movement in a room in which it is installed, the room device transmits a radio message including its position. Upon receiving the radio message, a mobile device measures the signal strength to determine whether it is high. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160047874

Quiet magnetic resonance angiographic imaging

A magnetic resonance scan sequence is executed in which nuclear spins are prepared in a preparation region with preparation parameters. The scan sequence provides first image data that image a scan region. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160047312

Gas turbine system

A gas turbine system (1) including a burner arrangement having a tubular combustion chamber (5), a turbine (6) and a transition duct (7) connecting the combustion chamber (5) and the turbine (6), wherein the transition duct (7) is provided with an axially extending cooling air channel (11). The transition duct (7) includes a plurality of axially extending cooling air channels, and wherein each cooling air channel (11) is provided with one single inlet (12) opened to the outside of the transition duct (7) and with one single outlet (12) opened to the inside of the transition duct (7).. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160046303

Mounting arrangement for an interior furnishing element on the body of a vehicle

A variable securing configuration for an interior equipment element on the body of a vehicle, particularly a passenger seat on the side wall of a rail vehicle, includes at least one body-side engagement device and a securing rail connected to the interior equipment element. In order to be able to produce such a securing configuration easily and cost-effectively, the body has recesses disposed at equal distances between one another in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and at least one retention element of the engagement device engages with the recesses. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160046301

Apparatus for controlling a drive device in a rail vehicle

An apparatus for controlling a drive device in a rail vehicle includes a computer unit and a memory unit for storing at least one module of a drive control program. The module is provided for at least one drive control function to be carried out by the computer unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160045969

Method for producing a component of a vacuum interrupter

A method produces a component of a vacuum interrupter, such as a cover or a shielding part. These components are produced having a layer of a solder material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160045179

Method and apparatus for electronic correction of digital projection data

A method and an apparatus for creating a correction map for electronic correction of digital projection data from which it is possible to reconstruct a tomosynthetic 3d x-ray image. Furthermore, a method and apparatus are described for electronic correction of digital projection data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/18/16 / #20160045177

X-ray device

An x-ray device has a detector which is arranged on a mobile unit and is assigned to a first positioning unit. An x-ray source is arranged on an arcuate second positioning unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160044094

Method, configuration, use of the method and computer program product for evaluating energy engineering data

A method evaluates power engineering data using a data request that is transmitted to a coupling device by a first communication link. The coupling device is used to convert the data request from a coupling data format into a further data request that is specific to an energy engineering device in a device-specific data format. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160043651

Controlling parallel converter systems for wind turbines

A method of controlling a power unit having a plurality of converter modules coupled in parallel, is configured to convert dc into ac voltages or ac into dc voltage. The method includes (a) receiving a control value for each phase of each converter module, (b) obtaining a set of phase current values for each converter module, (c) generating a compensation value for each phase of each converter module based on the set of phase current values and a set of stored data, the set of data representative of non-linearity characteristics of the converter modules as functions of phase current value, (d) generating a compensated control value for each phase of each converter module based on the corresponding control value and compensation value, and (e) supplying the compensated control values to the respective converter modules. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160043608

Electric machine having a first circuit and a second circuit, method for cooling an electric machine and motor vehicle having an electric machine

An electric machine includes a first circuit through which a first working fluid can flow and a second circuit through which a second working fluid can flow. The first circuit and the second circuit are formed hermetically. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160043422

High efficiency fuel cell system with anode gas chemical recuperation and carbon capture

A method of providing anode gas exhaust from a fuel cell stack and carbon dioxide capture by feeding reformed fuel and air into a fuel cell stack where gas exhaust is fed to a series of oxidation/reduction beds to provide exit streams a) of h2o and co2 which is fed to a condenser to recover co2, and b) h2o and co which is recirculated to the fuel cell stack.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160041855

Method and apparatus for transmitting data elements between threads of a parallel computer system

Transmitting data elements from source threads to sink threads, which are executed on a plurality of processor cores of a parallel computer system, by using at least one global logical queue, the at least one global logical queue including an associated physical queue for each of the plurality of processor cores and a data element management table that stores, for each source thread executed on a processor core, a count that specifies a total number of data elements that are enqueued by the respective source thread and that are located in one of the physical queues of the at least one global logical queue, and a processor core index that specifies a specific processor core associated with a physical queue that contains the data elements enqueued by the respective source thread.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160041693

Gesture control having automated calibration

A basis image is captured by an image capture device and transmitted to a computing unit. A gesture of a user of the computing unit is identified by the computing unit based on the basis image. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160041249

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for generating at least one combination image dataset

In a method and apparatus for generating a magnetic resonance (mr) image mr data are acquired from a subject as datasets in parallel with multiple rf coils, with first parallel dataset being acquired with a first parameter set and at least one further parallel dataset being acquired with a second parameter set. A first intermediate image dataset and at least one further intermediate image dataset are reconstructed with at least one of (a) the first intermediate image dataset being reconstructed from said first parallel dataset using a calibration data item derived from said at least one further parameter set, and (b) said at least one further intermediate image dataset is reconstructed from said at least one further parallel dataset using a calibration data item derived from said first parameter set. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160041247

Method and apparatus for accelerated magnetic resonance imaging

In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance (mr) imaging, a result image is provided based on multiple mr contrasts. The result image is indicative of a value of a magnetic parameter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160041242

Dynamic method and apparatus for radial acquisition of magnetic resonance data

In method for determining a radial k-space trajectory, having multiple spokes, of an mr control sequence, a first whole number (n) is selected from a first subset of whole numbers. A first constant angular increment (dΦ) between respective spokes of the radial k-space trajectory that are spatially adjacent in k-space is determined as the quotient of π and the first whole number n. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160040603

Method for the computerized control and/or regulation of a technical system

The invention concerns a method for the computerized control and/or regulation of a technical system. Within the context of the method according to the invention, an action-selection rule (po′) is determined which has a low level of complexity and yet is well suited to the regulating and/or control of the technical system, there being used for determination of the action-selection rule (po′) an evaluation measure (em) which is determined on the basis of a distance measure and/or a reward measure and/or an action-selection rule evaluation method. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160040602

Method for the computerized control and/or regulation of a technical system

The invention concerns a method for the computerized control and/or regulation of a technical system (t). Within the context of the method according to the invention, there is implemented in a preset regulating process (co1, co2) an exploration rule (ep) by means of which new, as yet unknown, states (x) of the technical system (t) are started, a simulation model (sm) of the technical system (t) checking whether the actions (a2) of the exploration rule (ep) lead to sequential states (x′) lying within predetermined thresholds. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160040597

Method for reducing the co emissions of a gas turbine, and gas turbine

A method for reducing the co emissions of a gas turbine having a compressor, a turbine and an air preheater positioned upstream of the compressor, that permits technically simpler regulation without losses in terms of the quality of the reduction of the co emissions. The heat transfer power of the air preheater is regulated on the basis of a minimum value for the inlet temperature of the compressor, wherein the minimum value is predefined as a function of the absolute power of the gas turbine.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160040558

Thermal power plant with a steam turbine

A thermal power plant has a primary heat supply, a steam generator, a steam turbine and an auxiliary gas turbine, wherein the primary heat supply is fluidically connected to the steam generator, wherein the auxiliary gas turbine is fluidically connected to the steam generator and is set up to keep the steam generator at a predefined minimum temperature when the primary heat supply is off-line, wherein a fan is encompassed, which fan is fluidically connected to the steam generator. A method is for the variable-power operation of such a thermal power plant, wherein the auxiliary gas turbine is brought on-line in dependence on an operating state of the primary heat supply, which is defined by the power to be provided by the latter.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160040553

Impingement ring element attachment and sealing

A turbine includes a supporting structure which extends along a circumferential direction of the turbine, wherein the supporting structure has a groove to guide cooling air. The groove extends along the circumferential direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160040549

Method for flexible operation of a power plant

A method for flexible operation of a power plant having a recovery steam generator having heat exchanger stages for generating live steam and/or reheater steam for a steam turbine from an exhaust flow of a gas turbine, wherein auxiliary firing is arranged in a flue gas channel of the recovery steam generator in the region of the heat exchanger stages. In order to regulate the live steam and/or the reheater steam, at least one injection cooling device is brought online directly upon using the auxiliary firing.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160039985

Cellulose material having impregnation and use of the cellulose material

Cellulose fibers are impregnated with polyethyleneimine so that the impregnation forms a type of network, which can reduce the specific resistance of the cellulose material owing to the electrical conductivity of the network. The cellulose material can thereby be advantageously adapted to use as electrical insulation of transformers, the cellulose material in this case being soaked in transformer oil. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/11/16 / #20160038054

Method and apparatus to acquire magnetic resonance images in a session, with acquisition of a consistently valid reference scan

In a magnetic resonance (mr) imaging method and apparatus, multiple diagnostic scans are obtained of an examination subject during an imaging session. An initial reference scan of the subject is obtained at the beginning of the session and, as the session proceeds, an automatic determination is made before each diagnostic scan is obtained as to whether the immediately preceding reference scan is still valid, primarily be checking whether an amount of patient movement has occurred that renders the immediately preceding reference scan invalid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160036525

System for optical data transmission, optical data receive unit, optical data transmit unit and method for optical data communication

A system for optical data transmission has at least a first optical data transmission component that has a first optical data receive unit. They system further has a second optical data transmission component that has a first optical data transmit unit, and the system further has at least one optical waveguide, through which the first optical data receive unit and the first optical data transmit unit connected and through which data are transmitted from the first optical data transmit unit to the first optical data receive unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160035507

Method and device for protecting persons in the vicinity of an hf field-emitting device

A method is provided which protects persons in the vicinity of a high frequency (hf) field-emitting device, in particular a european train control system (etcs) antenna of a rail vehicle. In order to be able to reliably protect persons from radiation that is detrimental to one's health, the device is held in or switched to an off state by an uplink for a limited period of time, the on/off state being optically and/or acoustically signaled.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160035505

Drive for a switching device

A drive, for a switching device including a contact system with a fixed and a moving contact, including an actuator for operating the moving contact for closing or opening the contact system, and also a mechanical transmission device arranged between the moving contact and the actuator. The transmission device includes a toggle joint mechanism formed by a folding lever, pivotable about a stationary bearing, and a coupling element, connected to the folding lever via a moving bearing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160035102

Method and system for computing digital tomosynthesis images

A method of performing digital tomosynthesis includes the steps of obtaining an initial volume (i) formed with a plurality of slices (100); performing edge detection in a slice (100); processing the detected edges (11e) to obtain a weighting volume (wxyz); and generating a composite slab (scomp, smeta) on the basis of the weighting volume (wxyz).. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160034688

Method for protecting an automation component against program manipulations by signature reconciliation

In a method for determining a threat situation for an automation component of the controller or field level, wherein the automation component has at least one essentially cyclic program behavior, a number of required program behaviors is established in a learning phase in a processor, and the determined required program behaviors are stored and compared cyclically with actual program behaviors, that are established in operation of the automation component. The result of the comparison is logically linked with results of other security components for verification as to whether a threat situation exists.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033608

Magnetic resonance angiography method and apparatus

In a magnetic resonance angiography method and apparatus, a time-of-flight sequence is used to acquire and enter k-space data, and a magnetic resonance angiography image is reconstructed from the k-space data. The time-of-flight sequence includes at least one saturation radio frequency pulse and multiple excitation radio frequency pulses. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033607

Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus

In a magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus, the scanner is operated with a multi-echo sequence in order to acquire k-space data of a multi-echo magnetic resonance signal, and the k-space data are used to reconstruct a magnetic resonance image. The multi-echo magnetic resonance signal is an asymmetric multi-echo magnetic resonance signal, and the asymmetric multi-echo magnetic resonance signal includes n asymmetric echo magnetic resonance signals, wherein n is greater than or equal to 2. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033605

Method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance data

In a method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance (mr) data from a subject, excitation pulses and at least two refocusing pulses are applied to the subject in an mr scanner, and the mr scanner is operated to activate gradients in a readout direction that cause at least two gradient echoes to be formed between the at least two successive refocusing pulses, with a temporal distance between the at least two gradient echoes that produces a predetermined phase shift between a signal acquired from a first nuclei in the subject and a signal acquired from a second nuclei in the subject at times of the respective gradient echoes, and that include readout gradients associated respectively with a first and a last gradient echo, among said at least two gradient echoes, the readout gradients being asymmetrical.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033604

Method for magnetic resonance fingerprinting

A method for magnetic resonance fingerprinting and to a magnetic resonance device is provided. The method for magnetic resonance fingerprinting includes the following method steps—detecting a magnetic resonance signal waveform of an examination area of an examination object by means of a magnetic resonance fingerprinting method, comparing the detected magnetic resonance signal waveform with a number of signal waveforms stored in a database, wherein a database value of at least one tissue parameter is assigned to each of the database signal waveforms, and determining a value of the at least one tissue parameter on the basis of the signal comparison, wherein an influence of a temperature of the examination object on the magnetic resonance signal waveform is taken into consideration in the further processing of the magnetic resonance signal waveform.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033603

Method and magnetic resonance system for detecting mr data

In a method and apparatus for detecting magnetic resonance (mr) data a slice is slice-selectively excited followed by irradiation of a refocusing pulse and activation of first and second phase encoding gradients, and a readout gradient, in order to read out mr data that are entered into a line of k-space. Mr data for further multiple lines of k-space are acquired without the first phase encoding gradient being activated again, and follow radiation of another refocusing pulse.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033602

Method and apparatus for recording a magnetic resonance dataset of at least one foreign body in a patient

In a method and apparatus for recording a magnetic resonance dataset of at least one foreign body in a target region of a patient, a magnetic resonance sequence having an ultra-short echo time, which is less than 500 μs is used for recording the magnetic resonance data.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033579

Dynamo-electric machine with insulation monitoring

An air-cooled dynamo-electric machine, in particular an enclosed-ventilated dynamo-electric machine includes a stator with a winding system which forms end windings at the end faces of the stator. At least the end winding has at least one monitoring element in its insulation layer, or in an additional layer which is applied to this insulation layer, for the purpose of monitoring the insulation thickness of the end winding.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160033128

Power generation system and method to operate

A method to operate a power generation system and the device itself includes an oxy-fuel burner, a first heat exchanger assembly, and a rankine-cycle. The oxy-fuel burner generates an exhaust fluid submitted to an exhaust fluid line and the rankine-cycle is operated with the working media which is circulating separately from the exhaust fluid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160032991

Mobile brake device

A transmission or geared motor includes a mobile brake device which has a brake caliper provided with at least one friction lining on a caliper head of the brake caliper and an adjusting element on a caliper handle of the brake caliper. The friction surface can be moved by adjusting the adjusting element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160032897

Determining a yaw direction of a wind turbine

A method for determining a yaw direction of a wind turbine includes the following steps, receiving at a component of the wind turbine a signal broadcasted from a source, determining a direction from the component towards the source based on the received signal, determining the yaw direction of the wind turbine in relation to the determined direction towards the source is provided. Further, a wind turbine and a device as well as a computer program product and a computer readable medium are disclosed for performing the method.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160032747

Sealing element for sealing gap

A sealing element for sealing a gap between two components, which can thermally move relative to each other and each have two substantially parallel component grooves, wherein the sealing element is directed along a main line and has, in a cross section substantially perpendicular to the main line, a first and second end segment and a middle region arranged between the end segments, to ensure an effective seal in the event of thermal expansions of the components that are comparatively large radially and to reduce thermal stresses and crack formations on the components. A third end segment having substantially the same extension direction as the first end segment is arranged on the middle region in parallel with the first end segment and a fourth end segment having substantially the same extension direction as the second end segment is arranged on the middle region in parallel with the second end segment.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160032617

Lock insert for a cylinder lock

A lock insert for a cylinder lock is disclosed for locking an electric switch, including a main part with an opening for receiving the cylinder lock. In an embodiment, the inner wall of the opening is designed to at least partially contact an outer wall of the cylinder lock, and in the inner wall at least one slot is formed to allow freedom of radial movement of locking elements in the cylinder lock, the positions of which correspond to a locked position of the cylinder lock.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160031455

Assembly device for a side wall cladding element of a rail vehicle

A rail vehicle includes a side wall cladding element having at least one hook for hooking the side wall cladding element into a guide for securing purposes. The guide is connected in turn to a framework of the rail vehicle.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/04/16 / #20160031049

Method for new production of a diffuser in a laser system

By previous inclusion of a through-hole in a substrate before coating and subsequent removal, the processing times for producing a through-hole with a diffuser are shortened and thereby the intermediate layers are less stressed.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160028282

Method for producing a rotor

In a method for producing a rotor, permanent magnets are arranged about a lateral surface in a recess of a rotor body from a selected position, e.g. A central position of the longitudinal extension of the rotor body, toward one side or toward two sides along an axis of rotation of the rotor body in side-by-side disposition. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160027549

Resistance covering for a dc insulation system

A resistance covering for a dc insulation system may be a matrix material with particles embedded therein, the particles having an aspect ratio greater than 1. The matrix material is flexible to such an extent that the particles align depending on an electric field strength. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160026735

Method and system for managing data in a manufacturing execution system

A method and a system for managing data of a database in a mes system enables improved horizontal scalability of the client-server applications. The manufacturing execution system manages and controls the planning and execution of a production process of a product. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160025869

X-ray radiation detector and method for measuring x-ray radiation

An x-ray radiation detector is disclosed with an upper side, which faces an x-ray radiation source during operation, and with a semiconductor layer for direct conversion of x-ray radiation into electric measurement signals. In an embodiment, a luminous film is arranged between the upper side and the semiconductor layer, and with the aid of which luminous film, electromagnetic radiation can be coupled into the semiconductor layer.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160025834

Method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance data

A magnetic resonance data acquisition unit is operated according to an imaging protocol wherein at least one echo spacing exists following radiation of an excitation rf pulse, via an rf channel that includes an rf amplifier, and a subsequent readout of an echo. Loading of the rf amplifier is reduced by lengthening the echo spacing in the imaging protocol. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160025830

Method, local coil and magnetic resonance apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging

In a method, a local coil, and an apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging, an examination subject is situated in a patient receiving area of the apparatus, together with at least one marker element. The apparatus is operated to perform a radio-frequency excitation of the at least one marker element, and to read out magnetic resonance signals that are emitted by the at least one marker element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160025787

Sensor and method for determining a dielectric property of a medium

The invention relates to a sensor (300) for determining a dielectric property of a medium (205). The sensor (300) has a substrate (301, 302), which has at least one via (203, 204), and a waveguide (12), which is arranged so as to be planar in relation to an upper surface of the substrate (301). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160025528

Measurement transducer for process instrumentation, and method for monitoring the state of its sensor

A measurement transducer for process instrumentation includes a sensor for detecting a physical or chemical quantity, where a supply voltage to the sensor is regulated by a cross regulator to a constant value, and the current intensity of the current adjusted by the cross regulator and flowing parallel to the sensor is determined and monitored to maintain a specified criterion in order to detect a sensor error such that error conditions of the sensor can be determined in a particularly simple and effective way.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160025331

Condensate preheater for waste heat steam generator

A condensate preheater for a waste-heat steam generator, including condensate preheater heating surfaces, around which exhaust gas of a gas turbine flows in operation in order to heat up water flowing in the condensate preheater heating surfaces, wherein a respective heat transfer coefficient of the condensate preheater heating surfaces is selected such that a surface temperature of the condensate preheater heating surfaces is above an exhaust gas dew point in operation, wherein the condensate preheater has a condensate preheater inlet and a condensate preheater outlet and the heat transfer coefficient at the condensate preheater inlet is reduced relative to the heat transfer coefficient at the condensate preheater outlet, is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160025150

Torque transmission device, actuator and robot

The invention relates to a torque transmission device (3), the stiffness of which can be variably adjusted, to an actuator (1) having such a torque transmission device (3), and to a robot (26). The torque transmission device (3) according to the invention has an inner ring (5), an outer ring (4) that is arranged as to be rotatable to the inner ring (5) from a neutral position (25) in a positive rotational direction (17) or a negative rotational direction (18) to the inner ring, at least one pair of receiving bellows (9, 10), comprising a positive receiving bellows (9) and a negative receiving bellows (10), at least one gas pressure spring (13), and an adjusting unit connected to the at least one gas pressure spring (13). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160024960

Gas turbine and method for operating the gas turbine

A gas turbine includes an intake tract and a compressor having a compressor flow channel. The compressor further includes an inlet guide vane row positioned in the compressor flow channel having inlet guide vanes that can be adjusted. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160024941

Porous ceramic layer system

A porous ceramic layer system is provided having two layers of porous layers with a tightly controlled and matched porosity. The layer system has a substrate, a metallic bonding layer on the substrate, an inner ceramic layer having a porosity, an outer ceramic layer on the inner ceramic layer, with a two-layered nicocralx layer as the metallic bonding layer, with a lower nicocraly layer, in which the content of chromium (cr) in the lower nicocraly layer is less than the content of chromium (cr) in the outer nicocraly layer.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160024939

Rotor blade assembly, turbomachine comprising a rotor blade assembly and method of assembling a rotor blade assembly

A rotor blade assembly has aerofoil, root and supplementary components. The aerofoil component includes an aerofoil shaped section and aerofoil connection section for connecting the aerofoil component with the root component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160023672

Ride-up protection means

A device for preventing rail vehicles from riding up includes an energy absorbing element extended in longitudinal direction, having a hollow inside, a fastening side for fastening to one of the rail vehicles and an impact side facing away from the fastening side. A flange fastened to the impact side of the energy absorbing element has an impingement surface facing away from the fastening side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160023306

Nozzle for laser powder build-up welding

A nozzle for laser powder build-up welding, in particular, an annular powder channel for feeding powdery material into a processing region in front of the laser outlet opening, wherein the powder channel is designed in such a way that the angle included between the radially outer wall of the powder channel and the axis of the powder channel is constant or decreases in the direction of the material outlet opening at least in the region extending from the at least one material inlet opening to the material outlet opening is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160023218

Drive control method and drive system operating according to said method

In a drive control method for a vertical mill having a grinding plate rotatable about the vertical axis and being drivable by a drive train that includes an electric motor and a gearbox, a rotational speed of the grinding plate is varied cyclically, especially intermittently. A corresponding drive system operating according to the method is also disclosed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160022371

Method and system for automated therapy planning for arterial stenosis

A method and system for automated decision support for treatment planning of arterial stenoses is disclosed. A set of stenotic lesions is identified in a patient's coronary arteries from medical image data of the patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/28/16 / #20160022369

System and method for interactive patient specific simulation of radiofrequency ablation therapy

A method and system for interactive patient-specific simulation of liver tumor ablation is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical model of the liver and circulatory system of the liver is estimated from 3d medical image data of a patient. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160020667

Generator suspension arrangement

A generator suspension arrangement for suspending a generator unit of a wind turbine is shown, which generator suspension arrangement includes a suspension assembly arranged on a bedframe of the wind turbine, which suspension assembly includes a plurality of suspension points configured to transfer the weight of the generator unit to the suspension assembly, and wherein the suspension points lie at a distance outward from the body of the generator unit. Furthermore, a wind turbine includes a generator unit and such a generator suspension arrangement arranged to suspend the generator unit above a bedframe of the wind turbine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160020654

Laminated rotor core of a rotating electric machine

A laminated rotor core of a rotating electric machine includes a base body having a tubular shape with a number of axial rotor segments which project radially outwards. A block magnet is connected by a form fit to the base body, and an individual segment is connected by a form fit to the block magnet and arranged between two of such block magnets which are disposed between two neighboring ones of the rotor segments. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160020601

Power bay protection device and a method for portecting power bays

A power bay protection device which receives a fuse input based on a condition of a fuse for a power bay management device and an undercurrent input related to an undercurrent for one of power lines of the power bay, processes the fuse input based on fuse condition and the undercurrent input and detects a broken conductor in another power bay.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160018536

Detector module for an x-ray detector

A detector module is disclosed for an x-ray detector. In an embodiment, the detector module includes a number of sensor boards arranged adjacent to each other on a module support, each sensor board including, in a stack formation, a sensor layer having a sensor surface and a support ceramic by which the sensor layer is thermally coupled to the module support. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160018519

High frequency acoustic spectrum imaging method and device

A method and a device for high frequency acoustic spectrum imaging for an object over a field of view. A camera captures an image of the object. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160018490

Body-insertable device with an mr coil and a shin coil

A medical device to be introduced into the body of a subject has at least one mr coil that can be introduced into the body at the same time and at least one shim coil that can be introduced into the body at the same time. The device can be formed as an endorectal probe, vaginal probe and transesophageal probe as well as an implant.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160018378

Systems and methods for boosting coal quality measurement statement of related cases

Properties of coal are determined from samples processed by a near-infrared spectroscopy (nir) device that generates wavelengths dependent spectra. Target values of the properties are associated with the nir spectra by a kernel based regression model generated from training data based on an anisotropic kernel function that is extended by defining the kernel parameters as a smooth function over the wavelengths associated with a spectrum. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160018217

Ensuring inspection coverage for manual inspection

In order to support an inspecting person in a method for the manual non-destructive inspection of a test object, a detection device is provided for detecting three-dimensional surface coordinates of a region to be inspected on the test object and for continuously determining positions and speeds of an inspecting tool relative to the test object discrete position values and speed values of the inspecting tool for the respective measurement time points are stored by a storage device. A computing device determines the share of an already inspected region in relation to the total region of the test object to be inspected. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160018109

Jet burner with cooling duct in the base plate

A jet burner has a hot-gas side, which faces toward a combustion chamber during operation, and a cold-gas side, which faces away from a combustion chamber, including a base plate on which there are arranged multiple jet nozzles, wherein the base plate has at least one cooling duct, wherein the at least one cooling duct issues into a burner stage which comprises a pilot burner arranged on the base plate.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160017740

Riffled seal for a turbomachine, turbomachine and method of manufacturing a riffled seal for a turbomachine

A seal of a turbomachine reduces a leakage flow between a first and second component of the turbomachine. The first component has a first surface and the second component has a second surface, wherein the first component is stiff with regard to a first force exerted perpendicularly thereto and the second component is stiff with regard to a second force exerted perpendicularly thereto. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160017736

Cooled composite sheets for a gas turbine

A laminated sheet for a gas turbine component, the laminated sheet has a first cover layer, a second cover layer and a first intermediate layer, wherein the first cover layer, the second cover layer and the first intermediate layer are stacked together on top of each other. The first intermediate layer is located between the first cover layer and the second cover layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160017716

A turbomachine component with a stress relief cavity

A turbomachine component with a stress relief cavity includes an airfoil and a platform. The airfoil has a trailing edge. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160017714

A technique for cooling a root side of a platform of a turbomachine part

A platform cooling device directs a cooling fluid onto a root side of a platform of a turbomachine part. The platform cooling device includes a first segment to be positioned at a root of the turbomachine part and a second segment, at an angle to the first segment, to be positioned at the root side of the platform of the turbomachine part. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160016204

Device and method for transporting objects

A transporting device transports objects in a transport direction from a loading region to an unloading region. The device includes a first conveying unit and a second conveying unit which are arranged one behind the other in the transport direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160015339

Imaging device for electromagnetic radiation

An imaging device for electromagnetic radiation, especially for x-ray and/or gamma radiation, is disclosed. In an embodiment, the imaging device includes a layering including a number of detection elements, a number of read-out boards and a base board. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/21/16 / #20160015331

Method for ascertaining an absolute scan region on a patient

In a method and imaging device for ascertaining an absolute scan region on a patient, who is positioned on an examination table, for a subsequent medical imaging examination by operation of the medical imaging device, the height of the patient is ascertained, a relative examination region is ascertained, and the absolute scan region of the patient for the subsequent medical imaging examination is determined in a processor using the patient height and the relative examination region.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160014636

Congestion notification element and method for congestion control

A congestion notification element for indicating a congestion status of a mesh node may include at least one field specifying a mesh destination for which an intra-mesh congestion control is to be applied. This may allow for forwarding data frames on paths that share some links but not the bottleneck link with a path that is congestion controlled, which has not been possible with currently specified congestion notification techniques.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160014000

Method and device for analyzing events in a system

In a system having system components that communicate with one another internally by a common database and connected to a system environment of the system by at least one first interface of the system, events are analyzed by isolating a system component of the system from the system environment when an integrity component of the system detects the occurrence of a certain event in the system component. Then, the control of the isolated system component is transferred to an analysis component of the system by the integrity component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160013732

Converter station with diode rectifier

A converter station for the transmission of electrical power has a diode rectifier with a dc terminal and an ac terminal. At least one transformer is connected to the ac terminal. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160013688

Laminated core arrangement and electric machine with such a laminated core arrangement

A laminated core arrangement for an electric machine includes a laminated core having at least two part cores which are arranged in an axial direction. Each of the part cores has a plurality of polygonal individual sheets, with at least one of the individual sheets being round and disposed between the part cores. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160013653

Converter station with diode rectifier

A converter station for the transmission of electrical power includes a converter with a dc connection terminal and an ac connection terminal, and at least one transformer connected to the ac connection terminal. In order to render the converter station as cost-effective as possible, the station is distributed over at least two independent supporting structures.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160012616

Multimode x-ray apparatus and method for the operation

In a method for producing 2-d recordings and 3-d recordings of a breast of a patient using an x-ray device that is operable in two recording modes and that has an x-ray radiation source and an x-ray radiation detector, the breast is placed between the x-ray radiation source and the x-ray radiation detector, and the 2-d recordings and the 3-d recordings are generated with the same breast placement. In order to keep the radiation exposure as low as possible in such a multi-mode x-ray device, all recordings are produced without the use of an anti-scatter grid, and a retroactive scattered radiation correction is implemented.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160012581

Method and apparatus for displaying pathological changes in an examination object based on 3d data records

A method and an apparatus are disclosed for analyzing pathological changes to anatomic areas in examination objects. In such cases, the method includes the segmentation of 3d data of the anatomic area, its standardization, comparison with a reference model and assignment of a deviation value and intensity value from an intensity scale to the anatomic area. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160011591

Method for monitoring an event-controlled function and monitoring apparatus for carrying out an event-controlled function

The resource consumption of automation systems having a service-oriented architecture is monitored by determining individual parameters for the resource requirement and the processing performance for individual subfunctions, respectively, within the service-oriented architecture. Critical subfunctions can therefore be reliably identified and adapted, if necessary, by individually analyzing the processing parameters for individual subfunctions during event-controlled processing.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160011586

Method, system and computer medium for controlling a manufacturing process

A method for controlling manufacturing processes in a plant via a mes system includes providing the mes system with product definition information, including production-related information entities containing information on how to manufacture a product, and resource-related information entities containing information about resources to be used for manufacturing that product. The mes system is provided with a single production-related information entity for manufacturing a plurality of products whose manufacturing processes share most of the process workflow and most of the resources. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160010865

Fuel lances having thermally insulating coating

A method for producing a fuel lance for a burner, in particular for a gas turbine burner, has at least the following steps: creating a fuel lance body having a tip that has a cooling air duct, which opens into an exit opening extending around a longitudinal axis of the fuel lance body, and a nozzle face, which is arranged around the exit opening and has a plurality of fuel nozzles; determining a spatial distribution of a heat input, to which the nozzle face is subjected during operation when a fuel flowing out through the fuel nozzles is burnt; and applying a thermally insulating layer onto the nozzle face in accordance with the spatial distribution of the heat input. A fuel lance is produced with the method. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160010566

Method for operating a gas turbine below its rated power

A method for operating a gas turbine below its rated power, in which co emissions in the exhaust gas of the gas turbine increase with a reduction of the output gas turbine power, wherein, if a predefined threshold value, which can be selected as desired, for the co emissions is reached or if a predefined threshold value, specified in relative or absolute terms, for the output gas turbine power is undershot, the combustion temperature in the combustion chamber of the gas turbine is increased. To operate the gas turbine with low emissions, for a constant power output, the exhaust-gas temperature increase generated at the outlet of the gas turbine as a result of the combustion temperature increase is at least partially compensated through the addition of a liquid or vaporous medium.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160010545

Internal combustion engine comprising an electric drive on the crankshaft

An internal combustion engine includes a crankshaft situated in a crankcase and having at least two crank journals, each mounted in a main bearing of the crankcase such that the crankshaft is rotatable about a rotational axis. The crankshaft has at least one crank pin running coaxially with the rotational axis and positioned eccentrically in relation to the axis. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160010544

Internal combustion engine having a linear generator and rotary generator

An internal combustion engine includes a piston oscillating in a cylinder linearly between a top dead centre and a bottom dead centre. A crankshaft driven by the piston via a connecting rod is connected to the rotor of a first electrical machine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160010511

Power generation system and method to operate

A power generation system includes an oxy-fuel-burner, a steam cycle, and a recirculation line for feeding a part of working media of the steam cycle into the oxy-fuel-burner. A system and a method provides at least one first feed-water-preheater and wherein the steam cycle joins into the recirculation line downstream the at least one first feed water pre-heater and extracting a tenth working-media-stream from the steam cycle, extracting an eighth working-media-stream as carbon-dioxide downstream the first condenser, wherein the at least one first feed water-preheater is heated with a working media stream extracted from the first steam turbine, namely a fifth working-media-stream.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160010461

Method for detuning a rotor-blade cascade

A method for detuning a rotor-blade cascade of a turbomachine having a plurality of rotor blades includes: a) establishing at least one target natural frequency for at least one vibration mode; b) setting up a value table having discrete mass values and radial centre-of-gravity positions, and determining respective natural frequency; c) measuring the mass and radial centre-of-gravity position of one of the rotor blades; d) determining an actual natural frequency by interpolating the measured mass and radial centre-of-gravity position in the value table; e) if actual natural frequency is outside a tolerance around target natural frequency, selecting a value pair that at least approximates target natural frequency, and removing material from the rotor blade in such a way that mass and radial centre-of-gravity position correspond to the value pair; f) repeating steps c) to e) until actual natural frequency is within the tolerance around target natural frequency.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160009298

Rail vehicle

A rail vehicle includes electric equipment with electrical components and at least one container unit which is provided to accommodate the electrical components. The container unit of the rail vehicle enables the electrical equipment to be mounted in a non-complex manner and the components thereof being maintained in a simple and reliable manner. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160009005

Method of forming a wind turbine blade

A method including: curing a casting (18) of a wind turbine blade in a mold (12); and initiating and then stopping a rotation of the mold during the step of curing. By repositioning the mold, a rate of deformation for any given location can be reduced, and previously formed deformations can be decreased in size. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160008919

Laser method with different laser beam areas within a beam and devices

Use of a laser beam (1) which has one external and one internal laser beam area (4,7) with different intensities enables a higher temperature gradient to be produced in the z-direction.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160008822

Method for separating a defined mineral phase of value from a ground ore

A defined mineral phase is separated from a ground ore having several chemical phases and being present in a heterogeneous particle size distribution by classifying the ore according to a defined particle diameter into at least two fractions, a first fraction having particles essentially larger than the defined particle diameter and a second fraction having particles essentially smaller than the defined particle diameter, and the defined mineral particles of value being present in both fractions, floating the first fraction having the greater particle diameters and selecting the defined mineral particles of value in a flotation concentrate, selectively admixing the defined mineral particles of value in the fraction having the smaller particle diameters with magnetizable particles, applying a magnetic separation process to the second fraction having smaller particle diameters, and separating a concentrate with an enrichment of the defined mineral phase of value.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160008755

Method and device for the treatment of a gas stream, in particular for the treatment of a natural gas stream

A method for the treatment of a gas stream, wherein before the combustion of the gas stream, hydrogen sulfide is separated out of the gas stream in a first absorber by an absorption medium, the treated gas stream purified of hydrogen sulfide is burnt in a combustion apparatus, the carbon dioxide contained in the exhaust gas of the burnt gas stream after combustion is separated in a second absorber by an absorption medium, and the separated hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide are separated in at least one desorber from the absorption medium for the regeneration of the latter. The same absorption medium separates the hydrogen sulfide out of the gas stream and the carbon dioxide out of the exhaust gas. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/14/16 / #20160007943

Method and apparatus for combined dual-energy mammography and tomosynthesis imaging

In a method and tomosynthesis apparatus for combined dual-energy mammography and tomosynthesis imaging of a predetermined volume of an examination subject, while contrast agent is flowing through the volume, an x-ray source is set to radiate x-rays at low and high radiation energy. A pre-shot of the volume is obtained with the high radiation energy, and recording parameters for high-energy images, low-energy images, and low-energy tomosynthesis scans are obtained from the pre-shot. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006570

Generating a key derived from a cryptographic key using a physically unclonable function

The embodiments relate to a method and a device for generating a key derived from a cryptographic key using at least one physically unclonable function. At least one request value is assigned to the cryptographic key and to at least one derivation parameter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006351

Modularly redundant dc-dc power supply arrangement having outputs that can be connected in parallel

A power supply device for redundantly supplying power to a load comprises a first supply unit, a second supply unit, a first dc-dc converter, a second dc-dc converter, a first output switching controller, and a second output switching controller. The first and second supply units are interconnected. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006312

Neutral point of a generator

An electrodynamic machine includes a housing and a rotor, as well as a neutral point, wherein the neutral point is located inside the housing and the neutral point ends are interconnected by means of shorting bridges, and the shorting bridges are designed such that the neutral point ends inside the generator housing are electrically isolated from each other.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006277

Apparatus and method for state of charge compensation for a battery system

The invention relates to an apparatus (2) for state of charge compensation having a battery system (10) for providing electrical energy comprising a series connection of a first battery sub-module (13) and a second battery sub-module (13′) having a first voltage conversion module (20′) wherein the first voltage conversion module (20′) is electrically connected to the second battery sub-module (13′), and wherein an electrical component (30) can be connected to the first voltage conversion module (20′) and can be supplied with electrical energy from the connected second battery sub-module (13′), wherein the apparatus (2) has a switching device (26) for switching an electrical connection between the first battery sub-module (13) and the first voltage conversion module (20′) and wherein the apparatus (2) has a control device (11) which is designed to control the switching device (26) such that electrical energy flows from the first battery sub-module (13) to the second battery sub-module (13′) and/or that electrical energy flows from the second battery sub-module (13′) to the first battery sub-module (13).. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006276

Apparatus and method for state of charge compensation of an energy storage system

An apparatus for state of charge compensation includes at least two energy storage modules, each energy storage module having an energy storage module voltage, at least two voltage converter modules, with each voltage converter module being electrically connected to a respective one of the at least two energy storage modules in one-to-one correspondence and forming a corresponding submodule, an electrical machine electrically connected to the at least two submodules, and a control device configured to control a flow of electrical energy between at least one of the submodules and the electrical machine.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006258

Method for switching an operating current

A method for switching an operating current in a meshed dc voltage network enables operating currents in a dc voltage network to be switched economically in both directions. At least one converter connected to the dc voltage network is controlled in such a way that a zero current is generated in a switching branch having a mechanical switch and the mechanical switch is actuated in accordance with the generated zero current.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006224

Dismantlable insulator for gas insulated switchgear

A dismantlable insulator is disclosed including a flange and an insulating body mated with the flange. The insulating body and the flange are separate in structure, and the insulating body is fitted inside the flange via multiple fixing elements. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160006080

Device for providing an electrical voltage as well as drive arrangement and method

A device supplying an electrical voltage from a battery system includes a series connection composed of a first battery submodule supplying a first battery submodule voltage and at least one second battery submodule supplying a second battery submodule voltage, a first voltage conversion module receiving the first battery submodule voltage and converting the first battery submodule voltage into an ac output voltage to be supplied to an electrical component connected to the first voltage conversion module, and a coupling device electrically connecting the first voltage conversion module to the first battery submodule and to the at least one second battery submodule such that the first voltage conversion module receives a sum voltage composed of the first battery submodule voltage and the second battery submodule voltage.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160004818

Network system and method for controlling a computer tomograph

A computer network system and a method are disclosed for accessing a dose image database for medical imaging using ionizing radiation via an imaging device. An embodiment includes a multiplicity of imaging devices connected via a network connection to the dose image database, each imaging device including a transmit unit to transmit the images captured by the imaging device to the dose image database. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160004647

Method and circuit arrangement for accessing slave units in a system on chip in a controlled manner

A circuit arrangement and method for accessing slave units in a system on chip in a controlled manner, wherein an access of a master unit of the system on chip to one of the slave units is performed via a network-on-chip bus system using an access address, where a memory protection unit is integrated between the at least one master unit and the network-on-chip bus system, and access authorization of the master unit to a slave unit is checked by the memory protection unit by comparing the access address with specified address sections, and when an unauthorized access of the master unit to a slave unit is identified, the access address is modified by the memory protection unit such that the unauthorized access is terminated in the network-on-chip bus system.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160004268

Power supply system comprising a preprocessing device

A power supply system contains a plurality of power generating devices, a plurality of power consuming devices, and a controller. The controller controls the power supply system based on a rated consumption value indicating an anticipated power consumption of the power supply system and also based on a standby value indicating a standby power. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160004162

Method for producing a microscreen

A microscreen, substantially formed of a photoresist material, is produced by applying a photoresist layer to a support using a liquid photoresist, partially covering the photoresist layer with a mask that defines the structure of the microscreen, exposing the photoresist to radiation, developing the photoresist, and removing the photoresist from the support.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003929

Magnetic resonance imaging with different frequency encoding patterns

In a method and control device for magnetic resonance imaging, raw magnetic resonance data are acquired from one region of an examination object by a number of magnetic resonance receiving antennas of a magnetic resonance system. Calibration values are determined that represent the sensitivity of at least one of the magnetic resonance receiving antennas. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003926

Medical imaging method and apparatus

In a method and imaging apparatus for reconstruction of images from data recorded by the imaging device, multiple variants of a respective image are obtained with different reconstruction methods respectively applied to the acquired data.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003789

Sensor apparatus for analyzing a gas mixture in a process chamber

A sensor apparatus for analyzing a gas in a process chamber, having a housing, a gas sensor for analyzing at least a part of the gas, the gas sensor being arranged at a determined position in the housing, a gas feed for connecting the housing to the process chamber to feed the part of the gas from the process chamber into the housing and to the determined position, and a gas discharge for discharging the gas from the housing, wherein the gas feed and the gas discharge are configured as tubes lying inside one another, characterized by a closure cap at the combustion chamber-side end of the tubes lying inside one another, the closure cap including an even number of at least four openings with the same area, which are connected alternately as a gas inlet and a gas outlet to the tubes lying inside one another is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003736

Dust line with optical sensor, and method for measuring the composition of dust

An optical sensor is arranged in an indentation of a dust line, the indentation being equipped with at least one gas inlet nozzle for removing the dust from the optical sensor. Dust is transported through the dust line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003693

Power determination method and turbomachine

A method determines a power of a turbomachine which has, in the interior thereof, a turbine housing which is supported with respect to a torque. The method includes current bearing forces of the turbine housing that are first of all determined and differences from stored permanent bearing forces that are then formed. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003652

Method and system for estimating a time of flight of a signal

A system and a method of estimating a time of flight of a signal are provided. The method includes transmitting a plurality of signals from a plurality of transmitters such that the plurality of signals travel different paths. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003215

Mounting ring arrangement

A mounting ring arrangement adapted for alignment of root bushings in a rotor blade root end during a rotor blade assembly step includes a mounting ring segment; and a partial mounting ring, which partial mounting ring is a closed annular component and includes a recess dimensioned to accommodate the mounting ring segment. A method of manufacturing a rotor blade, includes (a) arranging a fibre layup in a first blade mould and arranging a fibre layup in a second blade mould; (b) arranging the partial mounting ring of a mounting ring arrangement in the first blade mould and arranging the mounting ring segment of the mounting ring arrangement in the second blade mould; and (c) joining the first and second blade moulds such that the partial mounting ring and the mounting ring segment join to form a full mounting ring.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003162

Damping device for a gas turbine, gas turbine and method for damping thermoacoustic oscillations

A damping device for a gas turbine has at least one helmholtz resonator and at least one duct, wherein the helmholtz resonator has a resonator housing and at least one resonator neck pipe and the resonator housing encloses a resonance volume of the helmholtz resonator, into which volume acoustic vibrations can be injected by means of the resonator neck pipe. The damping device enables a particularly effective damping of thermo-acoustic vibrations. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003141

Assembly comprising a gas turbine

An assembly includes a gas turbine and a heat exchanger for heating up a gas turbine process fluid by thermal energy. The gas turbine has a compressor, a combustor and a turbine downstream of the combustor, wherein the thermal energy is from the solar receiver. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160003107

Drainage system for gas turbine

A drainage system includes at least one inflow pipe, a first outflow pipe, and a pressure vessel connected to the inflow pipe and the first outflow pipe separately. A throttle orifice plate and at least one switching valve are connected in series on each inflow pipe, and a throttle orifice plate and at least one switching valve are connected in series on the outflow pipe. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160001802

Rail vehicle having at least one train protection device according to a national standard and having an etcs vehicle apparatus and method for operating the rail vehicle

A rail vehicle includes at least one train protection device according to a national standard, an etcs vehicle apparatus with a driver's cab display, and an interface for inputting operational data via the interface for the at least one train protection device. In order to make such a rail vehicle maintenance-friendly, the train protection device is embodied in such a way that an interrogation of an identification code is generated on the driver's cab display within the scope of the inputting of the operational data, and when the response to the interrogation is correct a data interrogation with technical maintenance data is generated on the driver's cab display. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160001800

Rail vehicle comprising a tachometer-speed display device, and a method for operating such a rail vehicle

A rail vehicle has a tachometer-speed display device and an european train control system speed display device. In order to easily avoid the speed being read incorrectly by the vehicle driver in such a rail vehicle, the glass cover of the tachometer-speed display device is an electro chrome glass pane that contains an electrical connection device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160001790

Air-conditioning assembly for a rail vehicle

An air-conditioning assembly for a rail vehicle includes an air distribution box, which has an air inlet and at least two air outlets for connecting to outgoing air ducts. A throttling device is associated with each air outlet. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160001674

Apparatus for providing an electric voltage with a serial stack converter and a drive arrangement

An apparatus for supplying an electric voltage includes a battery system supplying a battery voltage and having at least two serially-connected battery modules, with each of the battery modules supplying a battery module voltage, and at least two voltage converter modules, with each of the voltage converter modules being electrically connected to a respective one of the at least two battery modules and receiving at a battery module voltage and supplying electric power to a connected electric component.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160001231

Method for producing a microscreen

A method for producing a microscreen is described in which, in a first step, a support is provided, in a second step, a photoresist layer with a definable thickness is applied to the support, in an exposure step, the photoresist is exposed by means of the effect of radiation using a mask that defines the structure of the microscreen, in a development step, the photoresist is developed, characterized in that the thickness of the photoresist layer is selected such that, in a sub-region of the photoresist layer, the radiation used for the exposure penetrates only so slightly that practically no cross-linking of the photoresist takes place.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160000384

Elasticity measurement with tomographic imaging

In a method and apparatus for determining the elasticity of a material of an examination object, which is included in a subarea of an acquired image volume, data from the image volume are acquired with a tomographic imaging method in at least two different time phases during a body movement of the examination object. At least two recorded images are registered with one another. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/07/16 / #20160000375

Endoscopy capsule and method of producing an endoscopy capsule

An endoscopy capsule is provided for detecting a metabolic product of a bacterium located in a gastrointestinal tract, wherein the endoscopy capsule has a sensor unit with two electrodes and has a capsule shell that encloses a usable space, and wherein the electrodes are routed through the capsule shell.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft








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