Patents by Inventor Alexander Muller

Alexander Muller has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210126155
    Abstract: A method for producing a component and an optoelectronic component are disclosed. In an embodiment a method for producing a component includes providing an auxiliary carrier having a base body and a grid, providing a semiconductor body having an active zone for generating electromagnetic radiation, bonding the auxiliary carrier to the semiconductor body, wherein the grid is formed in the base body prior to the bonding and has a plurality of openings, and wherein after bonding, the base body is removed for exposing the grid and forming a converter layer by at least partially filling the openings of the grid, the converter layer for converting the electromagnetic radiation with respect to its peak wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: OSRAM OLED GmbH, OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Pfeuffer, Britta Göötz, Jens Müller
  • Publication number: 20210115370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to disposable bioreactors having at least one permanently integrated disposable ATR element. These bioreactors are suitable for cultivating microorganisms or cell cultures, or for cell-free gene expression, wherein liquid samples are examined in the bioreactor by means of infrared spectroscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: IRUBIS GMBH
    Inventors: Lorenz SYKORA, Alexander GEISSLER, Anja MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20210101335
    Abstract: Described is a 3D printer, which is configured to build up at least one three-dimensional component in layers in a construction space by forming construction material layers lying one upon the other, of particulate construction material, and selectively solidifying several adjoining construction material layers in a respective partial region thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Müller, Martin Bednarz
  • Publication number: 20210039204
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for producing a mark on a workpiece. The method comprises the steps of positioning a laser material processing optics on a workpiece; applying laser radiation to the surface of the workpiece; producing a material elevation on the surface of the workpiece and generating a plurality of material elevations by repeating the aforementioned steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Nico Baumbach, Alexander Müller
  • Patent number: 10717262
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for unpacking a component 16 manufactured by means of a generative manufacturing process, from a particulate material fill 18. In the method, an auxiliary frame 20 having a vertical circumferential wall structure 22, open downward, is arranged above a vertical circumferential wall structure 12 of a construction box 10. In addition, a construction platform 14 of the construction box 10 is displaced upward, so that the particulate material fill 18 containing the component 16 is transferred from the construction box 10 to the auxiliary frame 20. In addition, the auxiliary frame 20 with the particulate material fill 18 containing the component, and the construction box 10 are moved away from each other, and the component 16 is unpacked from the particulate material fill 18 at least in part and is removed from the auxiliary frame 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua, Maximilian Baumann, Wolfgang Seeger, Renate Ratzenberger, Lisa Huber
  • Patent number: 10694762
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a sugar-free hard dragee consisting of a compressed core and a hard coating completely surrounding the compressed core, wherein the hard dragee is sugar-free. The compressed core contains a mixture of erythritol. D-sorbitol and steviol whereas the hard coating contains a mixture of D-maltitol, erythritol and stevia/steviol. The hard dragees according to the invention surprisingly have a good compatibility in spite off the combination of sugar replacement substances and non-sugar sweeteners. Moreover, the compressed cores of the hard dragees according to the invention have a very good compressibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Alexander Müller-Vivil
  • Patent number: 10695954
    Abstract: A coating device arrangement 1 for a 3D printer is disclosed, comprising a coating device 3 having a container 17 defining an inner cavity for receiving particulate construction material which leads to an opening for outputting the particulate construction material, and a stroking member 15a, by which a stroking surface is formed which is directed downward, and which is configured to stroke over construction material output from the opening using the stroking surface to thereby level and/or compress the output particulate material. The coating device arrangement 1 further comprises a setting device 13 which is configured to variably set an inclination angle of the stroking surface 15a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Patent number: 10695981
    Abstract: A coating device arrangement 1 for a 3D printer 100 is described, comprising a coating device 3 having a carrier structure 21a to 21c and a container 17 fixed to the carrier structure, defining an inner cavity for receiving particulate construction material, which leads to an opening for outputting the particulate construction material, a vibration device 23 configured to vibrate particulate construction material received in the container and thereby to influence the discharge of construction material from the opening, and a stroking member 15a attached to the coating device, configured to stroke particulate construction material output from the opening to thereby level and/or compress the output particulate material, and/or a closing device 31 configured to selectively close the opening and comprising a closing member 31a attached to the coating device 3, wherein the stroking member 15a and/or the closing member 31a are fixed to the carrier structure to be vibration-decoupled from the vibration generated by
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Publication number: 20200189144
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coater assembly 1 for a 3D printer, comprising a coater 3 having a container 5 which defines an inner cavity for receiving particulate construction material which opens into a container opening 7 for outputting the particulate construction material from the container 5, and an output region 9 which defines a coater output opening 11 for outputting the particulate construction material from the coater 3 onto a construction field. The container 5 is movable relative to the coater output opening 11 so that by moving the container 5 relative to the coater output opening a discharge of particulate construction material from the inner cavity through the container opening 7 and the coater output opening 11 onto the construction field is variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Muller, Thomas Leinauer, Thomas Huber
  • Patent number: 10508315
    Abstract: A burner-lance unit (1) includes at least two gas connections (2a, 2b, 2c), a burner tube (3), and a lance tube (4) that is placed concentrically in the burner tube (3). The burner tube (3) and the lance tube (4) both have a gas inlet end and a gas outlet end (15). The lance tube (4) has a de Laval nozzle (4a) at the gas outlet end thereof. The de Laval nozzle (4a) is releasably connected to the lance tube (4). The burner tube (3) has a burner nozzle (3a) which is releasably connected to the burner tube (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Abel, Hannes Beile, Markus Dorndorf, Alexander Müller, Ralf Pitz
  • Patent number: 10507592
    Abstract: A 3D printer is described which is configured to build up a three-dimensional component in layers by forming layers of particulate construction material lying one upon the other and by selectively solidifying a partial region of the respective construction material layer. The 3D printer is configured to build up one or more first three-dimensional components in a first construction space and simultaneously one or more second three-dimensional components in a second construction space which is arranged adjacent to the first construction space. The 3D printer has a coating device arrangement which is displaceable across the first and the second construction space and a printing device which is displaceable across the first and the second construction space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Publication number: 20190292344
    Abstract: A method produces porous materials by expansion of polymer gels. The porous materials can be a micro- or nano-porous polymer materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Reinhard STREY, Roland OBERHOFFER, Alexander MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20190255733
    Abstract: A 3D printer is described which is configured to build up a three-dimensional component in layers by forming layers of particulate construction material lying one upon the other and by selectively solidifying a partial region of the respective construction material layer. The 3D printer is configured to build up one or more first three-dimensional components in a first construction space and simultaneously one or more second three-dimensional components in a second construction space which is arranged adjacent to the first construction space. The 3D printer has a coating device arrangement which is displaceable across the first and the second construction space and a printing device which is displaceable across the first and the second construction space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Publication number: 20190230953
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a sugar-free hard dragee consisting of a compressed core and a hard coating completely surrounding the compressed core, wherein the hard dragee is sugar-free. The compressed core contains a mixture of erythritol. D-sorbitol and steviol whereas the hard coating contains a mixture of D-maltitol, erythritol and stevia/steviol. The hard dragees according to the invention surprisingly have a good compatibility in spite off the combination of sugar replacement substances and non-sugar sweeteners. Moreover, the compressed cores of the hard dragees according to the invention have a very good compressibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: ALEXANDER MÜLLER-VIVIL
  • Patent number: 10330514
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring a predetermined fill level of a medium in a container, including a mechanically oscillatable unit, a driving/receiving unit for exciting the mechanically oscillatable unit to execute mechanical oscillations and for receiving the oscillations of the mechanically oscillatable unit, and an electronics unit for producing an electrical exciter signal and for evaluating an electrical, received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO.KG
    Inventors: Sergej Lopatin, Sascha D'Angelico, Volker Dreyer, Alexander Muller
  • Patent number: 10286571
    Abstract: A 3D printer 100 is described, which is configured to build up a three-dimensional component in layers by forming layers of particulate construction material lying one upon each other and by selectively solidifying a partial region of the respective construction material layer. The 3D printer 100 is configured to simultaneously build up one or more first three-dimensional components in a first construction space B1, which is arranged in the 3D printer, and one or more second three-dimensional components in a second construction space B2 which is arranged adjacent to the first construction space at a horizontal distance therefrom in the 3D printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua
  • Patent number: 10246568
    Abstract: A method for producing porous materials is disclosed. The porous materials can be produced by expansion of polymer gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUMTEQ GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Strey, Roland Oberhoffer, Alexander Müller
  • Patent number: 10107670
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium in a container comprising an oscillatable unit for introduction into the container; a housing, wherein the oscillatable unit is connected with the housing such that the oscillatable unit closes the housing terminally; at least one hollow space in the oscillatable unit which is accessible from an inner space formed by the housing; and a driving/receiving unit for exciting the oscillatable unit to execute mechanical oscillations and for receiving the mechanical oscillations and for transducing them into an electrical, received signal. Inventive features including that the driving/receiving unit is present in such a manner in the hollow space and that the hollow space is filled with a potting material in such a manner that the driving/receiving unit is connected via the potting material for force coupling with a wall of the hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO.KG
    Inventors: Volker Dreyer, Sergej Lopatin, Benjamin Mack, Alexander Muller, Helmut Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10042675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for computing tasks by computing clients. The method comprises distributing tasks to the clients; the determination of the association between distributed task and clients is based on a minimization of a size of a union of the subsets of data associated with tasks distributed to computing clients of at least one group in the plurality of clients groups. In addition, for each current computing client in the plurality of computing clients retrieving the subset of data associated with the task distributed to said current computing client from the storage node of the group of the current computing client, and computing the task distributed to said current computing client based on said retrieved subset of data associated with the task distributed to said current computing client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAL SA
    Inventors: Matthieu Brucher, Nils-Alexander Muller
  • Publication number: 20180169894
    Abstract: A 3D printer 100 is described, which is configured to build up a three-dimensional component in layers by forming layers of particulate construction material lying one upon each other and by selectively solidifying a partial region of the respective construction material layer. The 3D printer 100 is configured to simultaneously build up one or more first three-dimensional components in a first construction space B1, which is arranged in the 3D printer, and one or more second three-dimensional components in a second construction space B2 which is arranged adjacent to the first construction space at a horizontal distance therefrom in the 3D printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: ExOne GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Höchsmann, Alexander Müller, Sven Klaua