Patents by Inventor Andreas Fritz

Andreas Fritz 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: 20200287278
    Abstract: An antenna housing for mounting on a vehicle or on a vehicle roof surface includes an electrical circuit including at least one source element for emitting luminescent radiation, the at least one source element being located internally within the housing so as not to be visible externally, an indicating element for releasing luminescent radiation received from the at least one source element for viewing externally, and an optical conduit for providing an optical couple between the at least one source element and the indicating element. A combined antenna and indicator module for mounting on a vehicle includes the antenna housing, and a vehicle includes the combined antenna and indicator module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sam Thoday, Shane Randell Koehne, Gary Dekievit, James Nicholson, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Heath Messenger, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10730811
    Abstract: A process for producing ethylene is proposed in which an ethane- and oxygen-containing reaction input is formed and a portion of the ethane and of the oxygen in the reaction input is converted into ethylene and into acetic acid by oxidative dehydrogenation to obtain a process gas, wherein the process gas contains the unconverted portion of the ethane and of the oxygen, the ethylene and the acetic acid and also water and wherein the process gas is subjected to a water quench. It is provided that the water quench comprises introducing the process gas into a scrubbing column (10, 20, 30, 40, 50) into which in at least two different column portions respective aqueous, liquid scrubbing medium streams are introduced and run in countercurrent to the process gas. A corresponding plant (100) likewise forms part of the subject matter of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mathieu Zellhuber, Andreas Peschel, Helmut Fritz
  • Patent number: 10730810
    Abstract: A process for producing an olefin having N carbon atoms is proposed in which using a dehydrogenation a process gas is formed which contains at least the olefin having N carbon atoms, a paraffin having N carbon atoms and a hydrocarbon having N?1 carbon atoms and in which using at least a portion of the process gas a separation input is formed which is subjected to a low temperature separation in which the separation input is cooled stepwise over a plurality of temperature levels and condensates are separated from the separation input, wherein the condensates are at least partly subjected to a first low temperature rectification to obtain a first gas fraction and a first liquid fraction, wherein the first gas fraction contains at least the olefin having N carbon atoms in a lower proportion than in the condensates and the hydrocarbon having N?1 in a higher proportion than in the condensates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Peschel, Andreas Obermeier, Helmut Fritz, Mathieu Zellhuber
  • Publication number: 20200207686
    Abstract: Proposed is a process for producing ethylene wherein using a dehydrogenation of ethane a process gas containing at least ethane, ethylene and compounds having a lower boiling point than ethane and ethylene is formed, wherein using at least a part of the process gas a separation input is formed and subjected to a low-temperature separation (6) in which the separation input is cooled and in which one or more condensates are separated from the separation input, wherein the condensate(s) are at least partly subjected to a low-temperature rectification to obtain a gaseous first fraction and a liquid second fraction, wherein the gaseous first fraction contains at least the ethane and the ethylene in a lower proportion than in the separation input and the compounds having a lower boiling point than ethane and ethylene in a higher proportion than in the separation input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Helmut FRITZ, Andreas OBERMEIER, Andreas PESCHEL, Tuat Pham DUC, Desislava TOTA
  • Patent number: 10688276
    Abstract: The current document is directed to length-adjustable catheters and methods that employ length-adjustable catheters to treat malformations, constrictions, obstructions, lesions, and blockages within patients' blood vessels. The length of the shaft of a length-adjustable catheter, to which the current application is directed, can be adjusted over a range of lengths prior to and during medical procedures. In many implementations, length adjustment is accompanied by indications, to the medical provider, of the extent of a length adjustment. The indications may include one or more of visual markings, haptic feedback, radio-opaque markings, and/or other types of indications. In many implementations, the variable-length mechanism of the length-adjustable catheter is mechanically lockable following length adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CTI Vascular AG
    Inventors: Marc Gianotti, Michael Jetter, Martin Rickert, Dragana Gajic, Sabina Silva, Andreas Bodmer, Valentin Nickel, Ulf Fritz
  • Patent number: 10663758
    Abstract: The multiuse eyeglasses include a frame that holds two lenses and arms that extend from the frame. The arms include a first axis of rotation that is generally perpendicular to the arms and a second axis of rotation that is orthogonal to the first axis of rotation and allows the arms to be rotated downwards relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Bunny Eyez, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Hutt, Stacy Fritz, Andrea Gluck
  • Publication number: 20200155816
    Abstract: The current document is directed to length-adjustable catheters and methods that employ length-adjustable catheters to treat malformations, constrictions, obstructions, lesions, and blockages within patients' blood vessels. The length of the shaft of a length-adjustable catheter, to which the current application is directed, can be adjusted over a range of lengths prior to and during medical procedures. In many implementations, length adjustment is accompanied by indications, to the medical provider, of the extent of a length adjustment. The indications may include one or more of visual markings, haptic feedback, radio-opaque markings, and/or other types of indications. In many implementations, the variable-length mechanism of the length-adjustable catheter is mechanically lockable following length adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: CTI Vascular AG
    Inventors: Marc Gianotti, Michael Jetter, Martin Rickert, Dragana Gajic, Sabina Silva, Andreas Bodmer, Valentin Nickel, Ulf Fritz
  • Publication number: 20200103093
    Abstract: A covering device for fully or partially covering one or more of a recess, a flat portion, a curved portion, and a stepped portion of at least one of a vehicle body component and a vehicle part includes a cover element provided by a strip element or a cap element, and at least one lip element which is fixedly or detachably connected to the cover element on at least one of its longitudinal sides, the covering device is designed so that light from a lighting device can shine through at least a portion of the covering device, at least one of the cover element and the at least one lip element is made at least partly of a polymeric substrate which is coated with a chromium-based reflective coating material, and the polymeric substrate and the chromium-based reflective coating are at least partially translucent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20200086720
    Abstract: A roller blind arrangement for a motor vehicle is disclosed which may have a roller blind web which has guiding tapes on its lateral edges on either side of a longitudinal center plane of the roller blind, a winding shaft onto which the roller blind web can be wound or from which the roller blind web can be unwound and which comprises a flexible hollow tube arrangement penetrated by a vehicle-attached mounting beam and comprising a flexible middle tube which is provided with bearing bushes in a co-rotating manner on both ends, each guiding tape of the roller blind web being attached to one bearing bush. At least one of the bearing bushes can shift relative to the middle tube in the longitudinal direction of the hollow tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel SCHULLER, Tobias FRITZ, Sebastian GERING, Ulrich SCHREIBER, Andreas ROCKELMANN, Marian RIEGGER
  • Publication number: 20200023113
    Abstract: A catheter pump having a drive unit and a catheter. The catheter has a pump head for inserting into the aorta and having a rotatably arranged rotor shall for driving an expandable conveying element provided on the pump head and has, at the proximal end thereof, a coupling section, which is connected to the rotor shaft for conjoint rotation and which can be rotated about a coupling axis. The drive unit having a drive and a drive section, which can be driven in rotation about a drive axis by the drive, the coupling section and/or the drive section having magnet elements for contactless mutual rotational coupling. The coupling and drive axes being spaced from each other by a distance a in the perpendicular direction in such a way that the magnetic field of the magnet elements pushes the coupling section in a direction extending perpendicularly to the coupling axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: CardioBridge GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Epple, Andreas Fritz
  • Publication number: 20200011502
    Abstract: A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle includes a housing, at least one light pipe together with at least one light source disposed at least partially within the housing, and a clear lens substantially enclosing the housing, the at least one light pipe and the at least one light source, the lens having an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and at least one of a continuous transparent and translucent coating on the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: James Nicholson, Shane Koehne, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Messenger, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Gary Dekievit, Simon Field, Sam Thoday, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Volker Erhart, David Chamberlain, Andrew Brian Little, Eugene Schmirin, Drew Raymond Evans, Colin James Hall, Kamil Zuber
  • Publication number: 20190382324
    Abstract: A process for producing ethylene is proposed in which an ethane- and oxygen-containing reaction input is formed and a portion of the ethane and of the oxygen in the reaction input is converted into ethylene and into acetic acid by oxidative dehydrogenation to obtain a process gas, wherein the process gas contains the unconverted portion of the ethane and of the oxygen, the ethylene and the acetic acid and also water and wherein the process gas is subjected to a water quench. It is provided that the water quench comprises introducing the process gas into a scrubbing column (10, 20, 30, 40, 50) into which in at least two different column portions respective aqueous, liquid scrubbing medium streams are introduced and run in countercurrent to the process gas. A corresponding plant (100) likewise forms part of the subject matter of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Mathieu ZELLHUBER, Andreas PESCHEL, Helmut FRITZ
  • Patent number: 10508788
    Abstract: A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle includes a housing, at least one light conductor with at least one illuminant provided by an LED on a printed circuit board, at least one light foil, and a clear lens. A method for manufacturing lamps for vehicles includes producing a housing, a light conductor, and a clear lens as one unit out of plastic in a 3-component injection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10501394
    Abstract: A process is proposed for production of dimethyl ether (DME) from synthesis gas (SG), in which at least one feed stream formed from synthesis gas (SG) is subjected to at least one synthesis step, in which components present in the feed stream are at least in part converted to dimethyl ether (DME), wherein at least one crude product stream is obtained which contains at least dimethyl ether (DME) and the unreacted components of the feed stream. The feed stream contains at least hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, and has a stoichiometric number of 2.0 to 5.0. The feed stream further contains 4 to 20 mol percent carbon dioxide, and the ratio of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide in the feed stream is in a range from 0.5 to 4. The at least one synthesis step is carried out under isothermal conditions. A system for production of dimethyl ether (DME) from synthesis gas (SG) is likewise subject matter of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Helmut Fritz, Thomas Bartesch, Clara Delhomme, Andreas Peschel, Johannes Fendt, Harald Klein
  • Publication number: 20190359545
    Abstract: A process for producing an olefin having N carbon atoms is proposed in which using a dehydrogenation a process gas is formed which contains at least the olefin having N carbon atoms, a paraffin having N carbon atoms and a hydrocarbon having N?1 carbon atoms and in which using at least a portion of the process gas a separation input is formed which is subjected to a low temperature separation in which the separation input is cooled stepwise over a plurality of temperature levels and condensates are separated from the separation input, wherein the condensates are at least partly subjected to a first low temperature rectification to obtain a first gas fraction and a first liquid fraction, wherein the first gas fraction contains at least the olefin having N carbon atoms in a lower proportion than in the condensates and the hydrocarbon having N?1 in a higher proportion than in the condensates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas PESCHEL, Andreas OBERMEIER, Helmut FRITZ, Mathieu ZELLHUBER
  • Patent number: 10488179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for signal processing in optical coherence tomography by means of a tunable light source (swept source), comprising the following steps: tuning the light source and sensing a signal intensity of the light source in linear dependence on the respective wave number (k) of the tunable light source and producing a signal intensity distribution in dependence on k; applying a window function to the sensed signal intensity distribution and producing a weighted signal intensity distribution; and applying a fast Fourier transform (FFT) to the weighted signal intensity distribution; and characterized in that, in the tuning of the light source, the tuned frequency spectrum is limited to a passband of the window function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberg Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Martensen, Andreas Fritz
  • Patent number: 10479266
    Abstract: A multifunctional lamp unit includes a side turn indicator including a housing for at least one light conductor with at least one illuminant, and a projection unit. A rearview device including the multifunctional lamp unit, a method of operating the rearview device, and a vehicle including the rearview device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Volker Erhart, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10393345
    Abstract: A light guiding device includes a light guide body including a light incoupling side for incoupling light from a light source, a light outcoupling side, and a plurality of light guiding funnels, each of the light guiding funnels being provided with a reflection side that deflects light from the light incoupling side to the light outcoupling side of the light guide body, where the light guiding funnels are provided with light adjustment by bundling or focusing light within light outcoupling windows at the light outcoupling side, and at least one of a length of the light guiding funnels, a width of the light guiding funnels, a number of the light guiding funnels, a surface structure of the reflection side of the light guiding funnels, or an optical means provided at or by the reflection side is adapted to the light outcoupling windows for providing illumination areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Daniel Fritz
  • Publication number: 20190250427
    Abstract: The multiuse eyeglasses include a frame that holds two lenses and arms that extend from the frame. The arms include a first axis of rotation that is generally perpendicular to the arms and a second axis of rotation that is orthogonal to the first axis of rotation and allows the arms to be rotated downwards relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Bunny Eyez, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Hutt, Stacy Fritz, Andrea Gluck
  • Patent number: D863416
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bunny Eyez, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Hutt, Andrea Gluck, Stacy Fritz