Patents by Inventor Andreas Herrmann

Andreas Herrmann 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).

  • Patent number: 10610330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preformed dental composite crown being characterized by its shape and chemical composition, the shape being characterized as follows: having an occlusal top surface and depending buccal, mesial, distal and lingual side surfaces, the side surfaces being connected to each other and forming a crown cervix, the wall thickness of the crown at the crown cervix being lower than 0.6 mm; at least two of opposing depending side surfaces having a concave shape; the chemical composition of the material the preformed dental composite crown is made of being a hardened composition comprising the following components: nano-filler(s) in an amount from 20 to 70 wt. %, resin matrix in an amount from 20 to 75 wt. %, wt. % with respect to the weight of the chemical composition, the resin matrix comprising urethane(meth)acrylate(s) and (meth)acrylate(s) not comprising a urethane moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Gallus Schechner, Reinhold Hecht, Helmar B. Mayr, Malte Korten, Bernhard Hofmann, Gioacchino Raia, Till Meurer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10594989
    Abstract: A safety mirror system for a motor vehicle includes at least one sun visor including a safety mirror having a mirror element in a folded down position, and at least one camera or monitoring system including a support arm pivotally secured to a base, the support arm pivotal between retracted and extended positions, a positioning arm secured to the support arm and movable with respect to the support arm and including a camera mount, and at least one camera attached to the camera mount at a distal end of the positioning arm, the camera configured to provide images exterior to the vehicle, wherein the safety mirror further includes at least one attachment structure configured to separately and selectively attach the safety mirror to each of the sun visor and the camera mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patent S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Paul Henion, Darryl Brooks, Philipp Hottmann, Gary Sinelli
  • Patent number: 10590202
    Abstract: A bispecific antibody format, which comprises a) a Fab fragment comprising a first binding site for a first antigen; b) an scFv fragment comprising a second binding site for a second antigen; and c) a CH2 domain, wherein the Fab fragment and the scFv fragment are linked via the CH2 domain, wherein the first antigen is CD95 and the second antigen is CD20; or the first antigen is CD20 and the second antigen is CD95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BALIOPHARM AG
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Ludger Grosse-Hovest
  • Publication number: 20200072773
    Abstract: A measurement device ascertains the thermal conductivity of a fluid. The device has a fluid volume holding the fluid, a controller, and a sensor module disposed in the fluid volume. The sensor module has a supporting body and a plurality of sensor wires that extend freely between in each case two contact positions of the supporting body. One of the sensor wires serves as a heat source and is able to be energized for this purpose by the controller. The controller is set up to capture, via at least two of the sensor wires that serve as temperature sensors and are arranged at different distances from the heat source, temperature measurement values that depend on the temperature at the respective temperature sensor, and to ascertain the thermal conductivity in dependence on the temperature measurement values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: ULF HAMMERSCHMIDT, ANDREAS BENKERT, CHRISTOPH SOSNA, KARL HERRMANN
  • Patent number: 10562452
    Abstract: A method displays information graphically on an image captured by an optical system used to simulate a rear-view mirror system of a vehicle. The method includes capturing the image and identifying an object in the image. The method the assigns a priority level to the object based on a predetermined criterion. The object is altered based on its priority level to create an altered object. An altered object may have a changed color, a colored halo surrounding it, or a colored object inside it. Other possible ways to alter the way the object looks are possible. The altered object is displayed in the image in place of the object to alert a vehicle operator of its presence and the priority level associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Martin Schwalb, Frank Linsenmaier, Oliver Eder, Ilka Rötzer, Thomas Jochmann
  • Patent number: 10563838
    Abstract: A vehicular component includes at least one light source disposed at least partially within an interior of the vehicular component and configured to emit light based on at least receiving electrical power from an electrical power source. The vehicular component further includes a transparent polymeric portion substantially enclosing the interior and the at least one light source. The transparent polymeric portion has an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and a chromium-based reflective coating coated on the outer surface. With the at least one light source receiving electrical power from the electrical power source, the chromium-based reflective coating is at least partially permeable to at least some light which is emitted by the at least one light source and passed through the transparent polymeric portion. At least one area of the outer surface of the transparent polymeric portion is devoid of the chromium-based reflective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Motherson Innovations Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Sascha Björn Heib, Simon David Field
  • Patent number: 10555415
    Abstract: A method of making a printed circuit board and a printed circuit board including a plurality of plastic substrate parts having one or more first substrate parts each having at least one coupling means, and one or more second substrate parts each having at least one receiving means to receive the coupling mean. At least one of the plurality of plastic substrate parts is formed with a further structural element, and at least two of the plurality of plastic substrate parts are connected to each other through the at least one coupling means and the at least one receiving means. The connected substrate parts include a circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventor: Andreas Herrmann
  • 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: 20200001792
    Abstract: A rearview device including a housing, a bezel and a rearview element used for vehicles. In one embodiment the bezel includes a transparent or chrome-based coating as to allow one or more lighting assemblies positioned in or beneath the bezel to illuminate the surrounding and provide different functions to the driver or other persons. For example, different indicator functions can be provided. Different electronic means may be placed in or beneath the bezel to optimize the used space inside the rearview device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas HERRMANN, Andrew LETTIS, Callum SCOTT-COLLINS, Gary SMITH, Graham REHILL, Andrew Brian LITTLE, Ian Robert TOONE
  • Patent number: 10519099
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the treatment or prophylaxis of bacterial infections by administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FÜR INFEKTIONSFORSCHUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Sascha Baumann, Jennifer Herrmann, Kathrin Mohr, Heinrich Steinmetz, Klaus Gerth, Ritesh Raju, Rolf Müller, Rolf Hartmann, Mostafa Hamed, Walid A. M. Elgaher, Maria Moreno, Franziska Gille, Liang Liang Wang, Andreas Kirschning, Stephan Hüttel
  • Publication number: 20190389352
    Abstract: A method for setting an ergonomic position of a center console with an arm rest and with one or more operating elements separate from the arm rest in a vehicle, includes detecting an arm of a driver facing the centre console with a forearm and at least areas of an upper arm using one or more optical sensors; determining at least an elbow position and a hand position of the arm of the driver using sensor data of the sensors by means of a suitable evaluation method; and automatically moving the arm rest of the centre console using the positioning unit based on the determined elbow positions and hand positions at least vertical as well as parallel to the vehicle axis so that after moving an ergonomic position of the arm is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Koller, Andreas Herrmann, Ilka Rötzer
  • Patent number: 10512526
    Abstract: A dental coloring stamp has a transfer pad for transferring a dental coloring solution to a precursor of a dental restoration. The transfer pad is at least partially formed of an open-celled elastic sponge and has a free transfer surface. The cross-section of the transfer pad is greater than a circular area of 10 mm in diameter so that a side of a dental restoration precursor can be stamped and thus colored. The invention helps facilitating the coloring of dental restorations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jacqueline C. Rolf, Andreas Herrmann, Michael Jahns, Dajana Zimmermann, Gallus Schechner
  • 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: 10508252
    Abstract: A method for releasing one or more active volatile aldehydes or ketones from a delivery system based on photosensitive acetal or ketal compounds capable of liberating upon exposure to light an active volatile carbonyl compound in a controlled manner from a surface into the surrounding environment. The delivery system can be used to release active substances such as flavors, fragrances, malodor counteractants, insect attractants or insect repellents. The invention also relates to the use of such acetal or ketal compounds in perfumery, as well as in perfuming compositions or perfumed consumer articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventor: Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10501128
    Abstract: A rear view device for a vehicle for optimizing airflow includes a spoiler, the spoiler including a flexible surface layer (which is reversibly deformable and which is arranged to cover an opening in a surface of the rear view mirror. The spoiler may include at least one stamp having active material for deforming the flexible surface layer where the at least one stamp is adapted to translate between a retracted and a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Urszula Kosidlo, Erhart Volker
  • Publication number: 20190365905
    Abstract: Provided herein are, inter alia, nucleic acid conjugates including a non-cell penetrating ribonucleic acid compound attached at its 3? end to a phosphorothioate polymer. Attachment of the phosphorothioate polymer to the non-cell penetrating ribonucleic acid conveys stability to and allows for efficient intracellular delivery of the non-cell penetrating ribonucleic acid. The nucleic acid conjugates provided herein including embodiments thereof are useful, inter alia, for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disease, and pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: City of Hope, City of Hope
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Hua Yu
  • Publication number: 20190366931
    Abstract: An actuator mechanism for a rearview device includes a cam surface which is positioned on or is part of a rearview element or rearview element mount of the rearview device, a cam lever configured to move on the cam surface, an actuator configured to rotate the cam lever, where rotating the cam lever in one direction causes the rearview element or rearview element mount to move in one manner, and rotating the cam lever in an opposite direction causes the rearview element or rearview element mount to a move in a different manner. A rearview device and a motor vehicle may include the actuator mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Beecher, David Kershaw, Gareth Aspden, Levente Kurti, Dong Myeong Park, Andreas Herrmann
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190329709
    Abstract: A image detection and classification system for a vehicle includes a first display, a second display, an image capturing unit for capturing an image and displaying the image on at least one of the first display and the second display, and an image processing unit configured to process the captured image to improve a clarity of the captured image in response to the captured image having an obstruction value exceeding a threshold obstruction value. A method for operation of the image detection and classification system is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Firas Mualla, Andreas Herrmann