Patents by Inventor Andreas Ruppert

Andreas Ruppert 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: 10182700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a dispenser for dosing a product in a washing machine leading to an optimized dosing result, a dispenser controller programmed with an algorithm to execute the method of the present invention as well as the use of said dispenser for controlling dosing of a product in a washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Gerold Carlhoff, Andreas Ruppert, Roger Swerts
  • Publication number: 20180271352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a dispenser for dosing a product in a washing machine leading to an optimized dosing result, a dispenser controller programmed with an algorithm to execute the method of the present invention as well as the use of said dispenser for controlling dosing of a product in a washing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gerold Carlhoff, Andreas Ruppert, Roger Swerts
  • Patent number: 10004380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a dispenser for dosing a product in a washing machine leading to an optimized dosing result, a dispenser controller programmed with an algorithm to execute the method of the present invention as well as to the use of said dispenser for controlling dosing of a product in a washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Gerold Carlhoff, Andreas Ruppert, Roger Swerts
  • Publication number: 20170328357
    Abstract: A diaphragm pump (10), in particular for use as a detergent dosage pump, comprises a pump housing (12) with at least a first check valve (14) and a second check valve (16), a fluid chamber (18), a diaphragm (20) defining a wall of the fluid chamber (18) and reciprocatingly movable, a stepping motor (28) as driving means for reciprocating said diaphragm (20), wherein the stepping motor (28) comprises a controller (34) for actuating the stepping motor (28), and an external control unit (36) for operating the controller (34) of the stepping motor (28), wherein the external control unit (36) is connected to the controller (34) by a power supply line (38) for transmitting an operating signal (42, 46) to the controller (34), wherein the operating signal (42, 46) is a start signal for operating the diaphragm pump (10), in particular the stepping motor (28), at preset parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Ruppert, Wolfgang Sauer
  • Patent number: 9290884
    Abstract: The invention refers to a dosing apparatus (1) for dosing a composition (31), comprising: at least one box (2) for keeping the composition (31) or a capsule (43) containing the composition (31), a solution reservoir (3) for preparing a composition solution (4) with a pre-defined concentration of the composition (31) in solution, wherein the composition solution (4) with said pre-defined concentration of the composition (31) in solution can be further used as a use solution (34), at least one spray means (5) coupled to the box (2) for bringing the composition (31) being in the box (2) into contact with a solvent liquid, such that an amount of the composition (31) dissolves and the thus resulting composition solution (4) flows into the solution reservoir (3), at least one spray line (10), for feeding the spray means (5) with the solvent liquid, a supply line (6) comprising a liquid connection (7), for supplying fresh liquid, preferably water, to the solution reservoir (3), measuring means (14) for measuring the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carol Stingl, Gerold Carlhoff, Heribert Lohwieser, Andreas Ruppert
  • Publication number: 20150136179
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a dispenser for dosing a product in a washing machine leading to an optimized dosing result, a dispenser controller programmed with an algorithm to execute the method of the present invention as well as to the use of said dispenser for controlling dosing of a product in a washing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Gerold Carlhoff, Andreas Ruppert, Roger Swert
  • Publication number: 20130074942
    Abstract: The invention refers to a dosing apparatus (1) for dosing a composition (31), comprising: at least one box (2) for keeping the composition (31) or a capsule (43) containing the composition (31), a solution reservoir (3) for preparing a composition solution (4) with a pre-defined concentration of the composition (31) in solution, wherein the composition solution (4) with said pre-defined concentration of the composition (31) in solution can be further used as a use solution (34), at least one spray means (5) coupled to the box (2) for bringing the composition (31) being in the box (2) into contact with a solvent liquid, such that an amount of the composition (31) dissolves and the thus resulting composition solution (4) flows into the solution reservoir (3), at least one spray line (10), for feeding the spray means (5) with the solvent liquid, a supply line (6) comprising a liquid connection (7), for supplying fresh liquid, preferably water, to the solution reservoir (3), measuring means (14) for measuring the
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Carol Stingl, Gerold Carlhoff, Heribert Lohwieser, Andreas Ruppert
  • Patent number: 7501251
    Abstract: Provided are methods for detecting a target nucleic acid in a biological sample using RNA amplification. In an embodiment, provided is a method that comprises (a) amplifying a target nucleic acid, or portion thereof, using a primer comprising a sequence that is complementary to a polynucleotide sequence in the target nucleic acid, or a complement thereof, and a sequence that encodes an RNA polymerase promoter; (b) synthesizing RNA using an RNA polymerase that recognizes the promoter; and (c) detecting the presence or absence of the resulting RNA using mass spectrometry thereby detecting the presence or absence of the target nucleic acid in the biological sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Sequenom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert Köster, Andreas Braun, Dirk van den Boom, Christian Jurinke, Andreas Ruppert, Franz Hillenkamp
  • Publication number: 20090023150
    Abstract: Fast and highly accurate mass spectrometry-based processes for detecting a particular nucleic acid sequence in a biological sample are provided. Depending on the sequence to be detected, the processes can be used, for example, to diagnose a genetic disease or chromosomal abnormality; a predisposition to a disease or condition, infection by a pathogenic organism, or for determining identity or heredity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: SEQUENOM, INC.
    Inventors: Hubert Koster, Daniel P. Little, Andreas Braun, David M. Lough, Guobing Xiang, Dirk van den Boom, Christian Jurinke, Andreas Ruppert
  • Publication number: 20070202514
    Abstract: Fast and highly accurate mass spectrometry-based processes for detecting a particular nucleic acid sequence in a biological sample are provided. Depending on the sequence to be detected, the processes can be used, for example, to diagnose a genetic disease or chromosomal abnormality; a predisposition to a disease or condition, infection by a pathogenic organism, or for determining identity or heredity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: Sequenom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert Koster, Andreas Braun, Dirk Van Den Boom, Christian Jurinke, Andreas Ruppert, Franz Hillenkamp
  • Patent number: 7198893
    Abstract: Fast and highly accurate mass spectrometry-based processes for detecting a particular nucleic acid sequence in a biological sample are provided. Depending on the sequence to be detected, the processes can be used, for example, to diagnose a genetic disease or chromosomal abnormality; a predisposition to a disease or condition, infection by a pathogenic organism, or for determining identity or heredity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Sequenom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert Köster, Andreas Braun, Dirk van den Boom, Christian Jurinke, Andreas Ruppert, Franz Hillenkamp, Daniel P. Little
  • Publication number: 20020042112
    Abstract: Fast and highly accurate mass spectrometry-based processes for detecting a particular nucleic acid sequence in a biological sample are provided. Depending on the sequence to be detected, the processes can be used, for example, to diagnose a genetic disease or chromosomal abnormality; a predisposition to a disease or condition, infection by a pathogenic organism, or for determining identity or heredity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 1998
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Inventors: HUBERT KOSTER, DANIEL P. LITTLE, ANDREAS BRAUN, DAVID M. LOUGH, GUOBING XIANG, DIRK VAN DEN BOOM, CHRISTIAN JURINKE, ANDREAS RUPPERT
  • Patent number: 6146854
    Abstract: Processes, kits and preferred devices for rapidly isolating large numbers of plasmid DNAs from plasmid containing cells and for performing high throughput DNA sequencing are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Sequenom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert Koster, Andreas Ruppert
  • Patent number: 5928906
    Abstract: Processes and kits for simultaneously amplifying and sequencing nucleic acid molecules, and perfonning high throughput DNA sequencing are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Sequenom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert Koster, Dirk Van Den Boom, Andreas Ruppert