Patents by Inventor Andreas Kern

Andreas Kern 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: 20200107613
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a component for attachment to an article includes an upper component that is made of a thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature and a flange member that is molded onto the upper component and made of a thermoplastic elastomer material having a second melting temperature that is lower than the first melting temperature of the upper component. The flange member extends laterally from a bottom end of the upper component so that a bottom surface of the flange member is flush with or positioned axially below a bottom surface of the upper component. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic elastomer material enables the flange member to be directly coupled to the article via heat welding and the like without substantially affecting the upper component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Lovett, Andrea Cavanagh, Robert Burns, Mark Soderberg, Mark Kerns, Michael Nickel, James Capra, Ilya Minkin, Brett Vladika, Sean Cavanagh, David Dickensheets
  • Patent number: 10597746
    Abstract: A high-strength steel having a minimum yield strength of 1300 MPa may include 0.23% to 0.25% by weight carbon, 0.15% to 0.35% by weight silicon, 0.85% to 1.00% by weight manganese, 0.07% to 0.10% by weight aluminium, 0.65% to 0.75% by weight chromium, 0.02% to 0.03% by weight niobium, 0.55% to 0.65% by weight molybdenum, 0.035% to 0.05% by weight vanadium, 1.10% to 1.30% by weight nickel, 0.0020% to 0.0035% by weight boron, and 0.0007% to 0.0030% by weight calcium. The high-strength steel may also include iron, unavoidable impurities, and at least one of the following: at most 0.012% by weight phosphorus, at most 0.003% by weight sulfur, at most 0.10% by weight copper, at most 0.006% by weight nitrogen, at most 0.008% by weight titanium, at most 0.03% by weight tin, at most 2.00 ppm hydrogen, at most 0.01% by weight arsenic, or at most 0.01% by weight cobalt. A method for producing such high-strength steel is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Heinz-Werner Bruns, Alexander Björn Jungermann, Andreas Kern, Hans-Joachim Tschersich
  • Publication number: 20200085543
    Abstract: A dental implant system including a dental implant (1) and an associated implant analog (50), the implant extending along a longitudinal axis (LI) from an apical end (101) to a coronal end (102) and having an external surface for anchoring and osseointegrating in bone, a coronal end portion (105) having abutment connection geometry for cooperating with an abutment which can be seated in one or more defined positions on the implant, the abutment connection geometry having a coronally facing abutment contact surface (128) which extends around the full circumference of the implant, and in use directly contacts the abutment and provides a stop defining the axial location of the abutment relative to the implant, the coronal end portion further having a coronally facing prosthesis contact surface (129) located radially beyond the abutment contact surface, the prosthesis contact surface being a continuous surface extending around the full circumference of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Straumann Holding AG
    Inventors: Philippe Kern, Boris Martin, Bruno Zberg, Andreas Gfeller
  • Publication number: 20200018708
    Abstract: A method (100) for detecting a contaminant (3) in an operating medium (2), which is conducted in a machine or apparatus (1) in a conducting path, wherein inspection light (22) is radiated (130) through at least one optical measurement location (15) within the conducting path, which inspection light comprises at least one wavelength for which the absorption coefficient of the operating medium (2) differs from the absorption coefficient of the contaminant (3), and wherein the optical absorption A of the inspection light (22) in the operating medium (2) is measured (140), wherein additionally the temperature T of the operating medium (2) at the optical measurement location (15) is determined (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Kuebler, Michael Kern, Roman Haeberle, Robert Kuehner
  • Patent number: 10520295
    Abstract: Microscope (2) comprising a coherent light source (4) producing a coherent light beam (7), a light beam guide system (6) comprising a beam splitter (14) configured to split the coherent light beam (7) into a reference beam (7a) and a sample illumination beam (7b), a sample holder (18) configured to hold a sample (1) to be observed, a sample illumination device (28) configured to direct the sample illumination beam (7b) through the sample and into a microscope objective (37), a beam reuniter (16) configured to reunite the reference beam and sample illumination beam after passage of the sample illumination beam through the sample to be observed, and a light sensing system (8) configured to capture at least phase and intensity values of the coherent light beam downstream of the beam reuniter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NANOLIVE SA
    Inventors: Yann Cotte, Pierre-Alain Cotte, Sebastien Equis, Andreas Kern
  • Publication number: 20190375635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for flexibly controlling the use of hydrochloric acid having an HCl concentration of at least 10 wt %, in particular at a volume flow rate of at least 1 m3/h, obtained from a continuous chemical production process (A). In the method, purified hydrochloric acid (54) from a hydrochloric acid store (E) is optionally fed to a dispatch station (H), an HCl electrolysis station (F) and a chloralkali electrolysis station (L), which are consumption points for the hydrochloric acid, or to a neutralisation station (G) in that if one or more of said consumption points (H, F, L) is not available or if there are bottlenecks at the consumption points (H, F, L), the hydrochloric acid (54) is fed to the neutralisation station (G) and neutralised with concentrated alkali solution (55), in particular with concentrated sodium hydroxide solution, and the resulting salt solution (56) is fed either to the chloralkali process station (L) or to a disposal station (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Bulan, Johann RECHNER, Rainer WEBER, Juergen HECKE, Wolfgang KERN, Martin LEIPNITZ, Bemd HENNING
  • Patent number: 10477922
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a component for attachment to an article includes an upper component that is made of a thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature and a flange member that is molded onto the upper component and made of a thermoplastic elastomer material having a second melting temperature that is lower than the first melting temperature of the upper component. The flange member extends laterally from a bottom end of the upper component so that a bottom surface of the flange member is flush with or positioned axially below a bottom surface of the upper component. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic elastomer material enables the flange member to be directly coupled to the article via heat welding and the like without substantially affecting the upper component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Lovett, Andrea Cavanagh, Robert Burns, Mark Soderberg, Mark Kerns, Michael Nickel, James Capra, Ilya Minkin, Brett Vladika, Sean Cavanagh, David Dickensheets
  • Publication number: 20190330060
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a device for the continuous neutralization of hydrochloric acid at an industrial scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas BRACHMANN, Thomas FREITAG, Juergen HECKE, Axel HIRSCHBERG, Wolfgang KERN, Martin LEIPNITZ, Ralf FRIEDRICHSEN, Volker ROSSMANN
  • Publication number: 20190299481
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cutting post for mounting on a cutting apparatus and to the cutting apparatus. The cutting apparatus has at least one cutting blade and at least one cutting post. The cutting post includes at least one receptacle for the cutting blade and at least one cutting element having a cutting edge arranged at the head end of the cutting post. The cutting blade has a cutting blade edge and is held in the receptacle of the cutting post. The cutting blade edge of the cutting blade and the cutting edge of the cutting element of the cutting post conjointly form a continuous cutting contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Thienst, Matthias Bisswang, Berthold Kern
  • Publication number: 20190296937
    Abstract: A central gateway controller (100) for managing data which is transmitted via a vehicle electrical system of a vehicle is provided. The gateway controller includes at least one central communication server, ZKS, (110) including at least one central information store, ZIA, (120) for centrally storing data, which is transmitted via the vehicle electrical system, and at least one communication module (130, 132, 134, 136) for transmitting data between the ZIA and at least one bus system (160, 162, 164, 166) belonging to the vehicle electrical system. The gateway controller can store the data transmitted via the communication module in the ZIA in uniform data sets. The gateway controller is thus not just used to route messages between different (message) producers or generators and (message) consumers or loads in the vehicle electrical system but is also capable of storing the data to be exchanged in the ZIA in a uniform format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas KERN, Thomas KOENIGSEDER, Christoph SCHMUTZLER
  • Patent number: 10351422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of carrying out heat-consuming processes, wherein the total energy required averaged over a year for the heat-consuming process originates from at least two different energy sources, where one of the energy sources is an electric energy source whose power varies in the range from 0 to 100% of the total power required, and three different energy modes can individually provide the total power required for the heat-consuming process: (i) exclusively electric energy, (ii) a mixture of electric energy and at least one further nonelectric energy source or (iii) exclusively nonelectric energy, where the changeover time in which the change from one energy mode to another energy mode is completed is not more than 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, Linde AG
    Inventors: Otto Machhammer, Wolfgang Alois Hormuth, Christian Schneider, Andreas Bode, Volker Goeke, Hans-Juergen Maass, Matthias Kern, Dirk Klingler, Rene Koenig, Philipp Brueggemann, Jens Bernnat, Grigorios Kolios
  • Publication number: 20190203318
    Abstract: A hot rolled flat steel product including (in % by weight) of C: 0.05-0.08%, Si: 0.015-0.500%, Mn: 1.60-2.00%, P: up to 0.025%, S: up to 0.010%, Al: 0.020-0.050%, N: up to 0.006%, Cr: up to 0.40%, Nb: 0.060-0.070%, B: 0.0005-0.0025%, Ti: 0.090-0.130%, unavoidable impurities including up to 0.12% Cu, up to 0.100% Ni, up to 0.010% V, up to 0.004% Mo, and up to 0.004% Sb, and the remainder being iron. The hot rolled flat steel product has a yield strength of 700-850 MPa, a fracture elongation of at least 12%, and a microstructure of at least 70% by volume bainitic microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Gaganov, Wolfgang Gervers, Andreas Kern, Gabriel Kolek, Elena Schaffnit, Hans-Joachim Tschersich
  • Patent number: 10293383
    Abstract: A mobile high-pressure cleaning apparatus is provided with a vehicle trailer, on the chassis of which at least two running wheels are held so as to be rotatable, and with a high-pressure cleaning appliance having a motor and a pump, and also with at least one water storage tank for storing water for the high-pressure cleaning appliance. So that water can be provided to the apparatus from the at least one water storage tank or from a water supply mains, without risk of water from the water supply mains being returned thereto, the high-pressure cleaning apparatus has a decoupling tank with at least one inlet which can be connected to the water supply mains, and at least one outlet which is connected to the high-pressure cleaning appliance and to at least one water supply tank via a shut-off member which can be actuated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Alfred Kärcher SE Co. KG
    Inventors: Ronald Krauter, Andreas Pfizenmaier, Stefan Ehrhardt, Torsten Kern, Ulrich Bauer
  • Publication number: 20190140859
    Abstract: Processing signals from messages on at least two data buses, particularly CAN buses in a vehicle, includes extracting at least one signal from at least one message in a traffic node of the at least two data buses and at least one extracted signal value of the at least one signal is checked for a change relative to the signal value of the at least one signal that was most recently held in the memory unit. The at least one extracted signal value of the at least one signal is held in the memory unit if the at least one extracted signal value of the at least one signal has changed relative to the signal value of the at least one signal that was most recently held in the memory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas KERN, Thomas KOENIGSEDER, Albrecht NEFF
  • Patent number: 10280477
    Abstract: Methods for producing flat steel product with a yield strength of at least 700 MPa and an at least 70% by volume bainitic microstructure may comprise several steps. For example, one method may involve smelting a steel melt including in percent by weight 0.05-0.08% C, 0.015-0.500% Si, 1.60-2.00% Mn, 0.025% P, up to 0.010% S, 0.020-0.050% Al, up to 0.006% N, 0.40% Cr, 0.060-0.070% Nb, 0.0005-0.0025% B, 0.090-0.130% Ti, unavoidable impurities, and Fe. The may further involve casting the melt to give a slab, reheating the slab, rough-rolling the slab, hot finish-rolling the rough-rolled slab, cooling the hot-finish-rolled flat steel product within ten seconds of hot finish-rolling, and coiling the hot-finish-rolled flat steel product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Gaganov, Wolfgang Gervers, Andreas Kern, Gabriel Kolek, Elena Schaffnit, Hans-Joachim Tschersich
  • Publication number: 20190039013
    Abstract: A process for removing C5-C8-hydrocarbons and acid gases from a fluid stream is described, where a) the fluid stream is brought into contact with an absorption medium comprising at least one amine in an absorption zone to obtain a deacidified fluid stream and an acid-gases-laden absorption medium, b) the laden absorption medium is heated in a first heat exchanger and decompressed into a decompression zone to a pressure of from 5 to 10 bar to obtain a C5-C8-hydrocarbons-comprising gas phase and a hydrocarbon-depleted laden absorption medium, c) the hydrocarbon-depleted laden absorption medium is heated in an optional second heat exchanger and passed into a stripper in which at a pressure of 1 to 2.5 bar the acid gases are at least partially liberated by supplying heat to obtain a regenerated absorption medium and an acid-gas-comprising stream, and d) the regenerated absorption medium is recycled into the absorption zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Torsten KATZ, Ralf NOTZ, Andreas KERN
  • Patent number: 10124372
    Abstract: A screen bar for a bar screen may comprise a steel composite sheet having at least three steel layers: a top layer, a core layer, and a bottom layer. The top, core, and bottom steel layers may be interconnected by roll cladding in a non-releasable manner. In some examples, the core steel layer may have a higher deformability than the top steel layer and the bottom steel layer. Likewise, the top steel layer and the bottom steel layer may have higher hardnesses than the core steel layer. Such screen bars have extended service life and can be manufactured more cost effectively, amongst other benefits. Methods for manufacturing such screen bars may involve a variety of steps including hot rolling and/or heat-treating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG
    Inventors: Natasja Linke, Andreas Kern, Hans-Joachim Tschersich, Guido Leuschen
  • Patent number: 10040449
    Abstract: A method for avoiding a rear-end collision between a first vehicle and a second vehicle, in which a distance value is initially read in, which represents a distance, which is detected by a distance sensor of the first vehicle, between the first vehicle and the second vehicle. In particular, the first vehicle is located ahead of the second vehicle in a travel direction of the second vehicle. Using the distance value, a control signal is thereupon generated for controlling the first vehicle to avoid the rear-end collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Till Wokoeck, Andreas Hoffmann, Andreas Kern, Gabriel Iran, Liv Proenneke, Vladimir Belau
  • Publication number: 20180209008
    Abstract: A high-strength steel having a minimum yield strength of 1300 MPa may include 0.23% to 0.25% by weight carbon, 0.15% to 0.35% by weight silicon, 0.85% to 1.00% by weight manganese, 0.07% to 0.10% by weight aluminium, 0.65% to 0.75% by weight chromium, 0.02% to 0.03% by weight niobium, 0.55% to 0.65% by weight molybdenum, 0.035% to 0.05% by weight vanadium, 1.10% to 1.30% by weight nickel, 0.0020% to 0.0035% by weight boron, and 0.0007% to 0.0030% by weight calcium. The high-strength steel may also include iron, unavoidable impurities, and at least one of the following: at most 0.012% by weight phosphorus, at most 0.003% by weight sulfur, at most 0.10% by weight copper, at most 0.006% by weight nitrogen, at most 0.008% by weight titanium, at most 0.03% by weight tin, at most 2.00 ppm hydrogen, at most 0.01% by weight arsenic, or at most 0.01% by weight cobalt. A method for producing such high-strength steel is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Heinz-Werner BRUNS, Alexander Björn JUNGERMANN, Andreas KERN, Hans-Joachim TSCHERSICH
  • Patent number: 9820847
    Abstract: Synthetic structures for fibrous soft tissue repair include a polymeric fibrillar structure that exhibits mechanical properties of the human fibrous soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Synthasome Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Ratcliffe, Andreas Kern