Patents by Inventor Andreas Beyer

Andreas Beyer 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: 20220187592
    Abstract: Method and opto-electronic measuring device for measuring of an object's surface with a measuring rate of at least one thousand object points per second. Using a high-speed autofocus optical module comprising at least one variable focal length lens or reconfigurable optical phase plate having a response time of under 1ms, situated in an emitting beam path, there is a real-time focus adaption of the measurement beam within a single object point measurement period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Jürg HINDERLING, Andreas WALSER, Tim MAYER, Hannes BEYER, Oliver ROHRER
  • Publication number: 20220064532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly of switching layers for dimming and scattering of light and to window elements comprising the arrangement of switching layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Henriëtte BAKKER, Ties DE JONG, Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER, Jasper VAN DEN MUIJSENBERG
  • Publication number: 20220026770
    Abstract: A switchable window element (10) having a layer structure is proposed. The layer structure comprises a switchable layer (20), two polarizers and two optical retarders, wherein a first polarizer and a first optical retarder are arranged in an optical path (40) prior to the switchable layer (20) and a second polarizer and a second optical retarder are arranged in the optical path (40) after the switchable layer (20). Further, the switchable layer (20) is a vertically aligned liquid crystal layer comprising a liquid crystalline medium, wherein the product of the thickness d of the switchable layer (20) and the optical anisotropy ?n of the liquid crystalline medium is in the range of from 0.05 ?m to 3.0 ?m and the liquid crystalline medium has a clearing point of at least 70° C. Further aspects of the invention relate to the use of the switchable window element as window for a building or a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER
  • Publication number: 20210163820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid-crystalline media comprising one or more mesogenic compounds of formula I as set forth hereinafter, wherein the one or more compounds of formula I are contained in the medium in an amount, based on the overall contents of the medium, of at least 15% by weight. The present invention further relates to a switching layer, a switching element and a window element containing the liquid-crystalline medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER, Mila FISCHER, Ewa PTAK
  • Publication number: 20200328358
    Abstract: The invention concerns a highly efficient molecular white-light emitter. The invention describes amorphous materials that emit a broadband spectrum of light upon irradiation with an infrared laser. Inorganic nanocrystals form the core of the material and are coated with organic ligands on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Beyer, Sangam Chatterjee, Stefanie Dehnen, Jens Eussner, Nils W. Rosemann, Kerstin Volz
  • Patent number: 10655067
    Abstract: The application relates to a device for regulating the entry of light into a room, which comprises a switchable layer of specific design comprising a twisted nematic liquid-crystalline medium and a dichroic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Mila Fischer
  • Patent number: 10626666
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for regulating the passage of light which is characterised in that it comprises a layer comprising a liquid-crystalline mixture containing a characteristic structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal, Peer Kirsch, Susann Beck
  • Patent number: 10598998
    Abstract: An optical switching device comprising a polarisation layer and a switching layer which comprises a liquid-crystalline material and a dye compound. Use of the optical switching device for the regulation of the passage of light through an area element. A window element which has the optical switching device therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Mila Fischer
  • Patent number: 10585316
    Abstract: The present invention presents a switching layer S for use in a switching element which has forwards-scattering properties in at least one switching state. Furthermore, a switching element which comprises the switching layer S and a window element which includes the switching element are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ties De Jong
  • Patent number: 10465114
    Abstract: A liquid-crystalline medium which is suitable for use in a guest-host system. An LC device, preferably a device for the regulation of the passage of energy, containing the liquid-crystalline medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal, Peer Kirsch, Susann Beck
  • Patent number: 10370592
    Abstract: A device for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space includes a switching layer, where the switching layer comprises one or more compounds of the formula: wherein R1, Z1, Z2, Ar1 and X are defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Merch Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Susann Beck, Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10364356
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel compounds and to devices which contain these compounds. The application also relates to a device for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, to a window containing the said device, and to uses of the said devices and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Susann Gunst, Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10344217
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, where the device comprises a switching layer comprising one or more dichroic dyes of a formula (I) or formula (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Alexander Hahn, Andreas Ruhl, Susann Beck, Junyou Pan, Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10336940
    Abstract: The application relates to a device for regulating the entry of light into a room, which comprises a switchable layer of specific design comprising a twisted nematic liquid-crystalline medium and a dichroic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10269562
    Abstract: The invention provides the use of at least one binary group 15 element compound of the general formula R1R2E-E?R3R4 (I) or R5E(E?R6R7)2 (II) as the educt in a vapor deposition process. In this case, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, an alkyl radical (C1-C10) and an aryl group, and E and E? are independently selected from the group consisting of N, P, As, Sb and Bi. This use excludes hydrazine and its derivatives. The binary group 15 element compounds according to the invention allow the realization of a reproducible production and/or deposition of multinary, homogeneous and ultrapure 13/15 semiconductors of a defined combination at relatively low process temperatures. This makes it possible to completely waive the use of an organically substituted nitrogen compound such as 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPPS-UNIVERSITÄT MARBURG
    Inventors: Carsten Von Haenisch, Kerstin Volz, Wolfgang Stolz, Eduard Sterzer, Andreas Beyer, Dominik Keiper, Benjamin Ringler
  • Patent number: 10202508
    Abstract: Mixtures containing at least one dye compound having a diketopyrrolopyrrole structure and at least one further liquid-crystalline compound are suitable for use in devices for regulating the entry of light into a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Qiong Tong, Peer Kirsch, Michael Junge, Ursula Patwal, Andreas Beyer
  • Publication number: 20190031959
    Abstract: The application relates to a device for regulating the entry of light into a room, which comprises a switchable layer of specific design comprising a twisted nematic liquid-crystalline medium and a dichroic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER, Mila FISCHER
  • Patent number: 10139658
    Abstract: A layer arrangement (1) which changes the transmission of incident light depending on its temperature, where the layer arrangement (1) has a first polarization layer (5a), a switching layer (2) which influences the polarization properties of light depending on the temperature, and a second polarization layer (5b), whereby both the first polarization layer (5a) and the second polarization layer (5b) are arranged to affect polarization both in the VIS region and in the NIR region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer
  • Publication number: 20180335654
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel compounds and to devices which contain these compounds. The application also relates to a device for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, to a window containing the said device, and to uses of the said devices and compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer KIRSCH, Susann BECK, Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER, Ursula PATWAL
  • Patent number: 10114264
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for regulating the passage of light through a light-transmitting area which comprises a switching layer comprising a liquid-crystalline medium comprising at least one dichroic dye, where the parameters degree of light transmission and degree of anisotropy of the device are selected in a certain manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal