Patents by Inventor Andreas Schober

Andreas Schober 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: 20190169941
    Abstract: The invention relates to a working machine and a method for working the ground with the working machine, having a mast, along which, by means of a positioning means, a rotary head is moved vertically, by which a telescopic Kelly rod having at least two Kelly bars is displaced and guided. According to the invention the Kelly bars are locked or unlocked automatically by means of a control, wherein by means of a first detection means a rotation angle of at least one Kelly bar is detected and/or by means of a second detection means a force, torque or pressure change is detected in a hydraulic system. By the control a locking and/or unlocking of the Kelly bars is determined depending on the detected rotation angle and/or the detected change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: BAUER Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian BAUER, Christian FISCHER, Andreas SCHOBER
  • Patent number: 10167685
    Abstract: A machine and a method for earth-working with a machine, having a mast, along which a top drive can be moved vertically by an adjusting device, through which top drive a telescopic kelly bar is displaceably guided, which has at least one outer kelly bar, which is designed to come to lie on the top drive, and one inner kelly bar, which comprises a rope suspension for a rope, through which the inner kelly bar is moved vertically by a rope winch. The adjusting device for the top drive and/or the main rope winch for the kelly bar is/are automatically controlled, wherein the inner kelly bar is moved relative to the top drive in some areas in a rapid travel mode at a first speed and in some areas in a conservative travel mode, in which the speed is reduced in comparison with the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Christian Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180147751
    Abstract: The present invention relates firstly to a method for reproducing a stem cell niche of an organism. The invention further relates to a reproduction of a stem cell niche of an organism. According to the invention, an image of a tissue of an organism is generated, which tissue comprises at least one stem cell niche. The image is filtered in order to obtain a structural pattern of the imaged stem cell niche. In a further step, a lithographic mask is generated from the structural pattern. According to the invention, a starting material of a substrate is structured by means of indirect or direct application of the lithographic mask, whereby a structured substrate is obtained which represents the reproduction of the imaged stem cell niche of the organism. The reproduction can be characterised as biolithomorphic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas SCHOBER, Joerg HAMPL, Frank WEISE, Justyna BOROWIEC, Uta FERNEKORN, Michael GEBINOGA, Sukhdeep SINGH, Gregor SCHLINGLOFF, Sebastian HAEFNER, James BECK, Angelika MUELLER, Astrid VOIGT
  • Publication number: 20170284162
    Abstract: A machine and a method for earth-working with a machine, having a mast, along which a top drive can be moved vertically by an adjusting device, through which top drive a telescopic kelly bar is displaceably guided, which has at least one outer kelly bar, which is designed to come to lie on the top drive, and one inner kelly bar, which comprises a rope suspension for a rope, through which the inner kelly bar is moved vertically by a rope winch. The adjusting device for the top drive and/or the main rope winch for the kelly bar is/are automatically controlled, wherein the inner kelly bar is moved relative to the top drive in some areas in a rapid travel mode at a first speed and in some areas in a conservative travel mode, in which the speed is reduced in comparison with the first speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: BAUER Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas SCHOBER, Christian FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20170274119
    Abstract: A method for replicating a structure of a biological tissue provides a plastically deformable film that is subjected to a pressure in order to press it into a mold. The mold comprises formations for pit-like depressions, recesses and notches. The recesses each border on at least one of the pit-like depressions and are opened up. The notches form at least one film hinge in the film. The shaped film is folded into a stack having at least two layers of film, the film hinge forming the folding edge for the folding process. The pit-like depressions are closed along their direction of extension by a neighboring layer of the stack and form each time a capillary. At least two of the opened recesses are arranged one on top of another and form a canal arranged perpendicular to the plane of extension of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Joerg Hampl, Sebastian Haefner, Justyna Tobola, Frank Weise, Sukhdeep Singh, Gregor Schlingloff
  • Patent number: 9704093
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a memristor having a first electrode, a second electrode and a memristive layer arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode. Thereby, the memristor is adapted to obtain an asymmetrical current density distribution in the memristive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Technische Universitaet Ilmenau
    Inventors: Frank Klefenz, Peter Husar, Adam Williamson, Lars Schumann, Lars Hiller, Ingo Hoerselmann, Andreas Schober
  • Patent number: 9375305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a structure modeled on a biological tissue. The invention also relates to a structure which can be produced using the method according to the invention. According to an embodiment of the invention, a precursor of a biopolymer is locally irradiated with electromagnetic radiation in a targeted manner, wherein the irradiation, in particular the selection of the areas to be irradiated, is effected according to data which describe a structural construction at least components of the extracellular matrix of the biological tissue. In this case, the electromagnetic radiation is such that two-photon or multi-photon absorption takes place in the irradiated areas of the precursor and results in the precursor being polymerized to form the biopolymer in the irradiated areas, with the result being that the precursor is at least partially solidified there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Michael Gebinoga, Uta Fernekorn, Frank Weise, Jörg Hampl, Julia Katzmann, Thomas Klar
  • Publication number: 20160019453
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a memristor having a first electrode, a second electrode and a memristive layer arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode. Thereby, the memristor is adapted to obtain an asymmetrical current density distribution in the memristive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Frank KLEFENZ, Peter HUSAR, Adam WILLIAMSON, Lars SCHUMANN, Lars HILLER, Ingo HOERSELMANN, Andreas SCHOBER
  • Publication number: 20140378954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for closing an open, bleeding wound of an animal or human body. The invention further relates to a device for processing tissue of a human or animal body, for example, a device for producing a support in a vessel of the body. The device for closing a bleeding wound firstly comprises a laser for irradiating the blood in the wound with infrared laser radiation. According to the invention, the laser radiation of the laser can be adjusted such that two- or multiphoton absorption occurs in irradiated regions of the blood, whereby the blood in the irradiated regions polymerises into a solidified biopolymer and closes the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Michael Gebinoga, Uta Fernekorn
  • Patent number: 8845911
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a microstructured molded object that is intended for culturing of biological cells. According to this method, a plastically deformable first porous film is prepared, as well as a deformable second film and a deformable sacrificial film. The first, second and sacrificial film are placed in a stack. Next, the sacrificial film is subjected to pressure to press the stack into a mold. The mold has recesses, such that deformed regions in the form of cavities are produced in the sacrificial film, the first film and the second film, and undeformed regions remain. During the pressing of the film stack into the mold, the first film and the second film are joined to each other, so that they form a composite film. At least portions of the deformed regions of the second film are etched so that sections of the second film are chemically dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Technische Universität Ilmenau
    Inventors: Joerg Hampl, Frank Weise, Gregor Schlingloff, Andreas Schober, Uta Fernekorn
  • Patent number: 8703039
    Abstract: A microstructured composite component is provided including structures for carrying out fluid processes. A device is provided for producing microstructured composite components. A method provided includes a first step during which a first film is arranged above a second film between first and second mold parts. The first and/or second mold parts have microstructured cavities to be filled. In a second step, the first and second mold parts are heated in at least one region in which they contact one of the films. An excess pressure is then produced between the first film and the second film to force the first and/or second films into the cavities. In a further step, the first and second mold parts are pressed together by a pressing force. Once the first mold part, the second mold part, the first film and the second film are cooled, they form a microstrutured composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Technische Universitat Ilmenau
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Alexander Gross, Joerg Hampl
  • Publication number: 20130270225
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a microstructured molded object that is intended for culturing of biological cells. According to this method, a plastically deformable first porous film is prepared, as well as a deformable second film and a deformable sacrificial film. The first, second and sacrificial film are placed in a stack. Next, the sacrificial film is subjected to pressure to press the stack into a mold. The mold has recesses, such that deformed regions in the form of cavities are produced in the sacrificial film, the first film and the second film, and undeformed regions remain. During the pressing of the film stack into the mold, the first film and the second film are joined to each other, so that they form a composite film. At least portions of the deformed regions of the second film are etched so that sections of the second film are chemically dissolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Joerg Hampl, Frank Weise, Gregor Schlingloff, Andreas Schober, Uta Fernekorn
  • Publication number: 20130197668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a structure modeled on a biological tissue. The invention also relates to a structure which can be produced using the method according to the invention. According to an embodiment of the invention, a precursor of a biopolymer is locally irradiated with electromagnetic radiation in a targeted manner, wherein the irradiation, in particular the selection of the areas to be irradiated, is effected according to data which describe a structural construction at least components of the extracellular matrix of the biological tissue. In this case, the electromagnetic radiation is such that two-photon or multi-photon absorption takes place in the irradiated areas of the precursor and results in the precursor being polymerized to form the biopolymer in the irradiated areas, with the result being that the precursor is at least partially solidified there.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Technische Universität Ilmenau
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Michael Gebinoga, Uta Fernekorn, Frank Weise, Jörg Hampl, Julia Katzmann, Thomas Klar
  • Publication number: 20120319705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybrid three-dimensional sensor array, in particular for measuring biological cell assemblies. The sensor array has a plurality of microstructured sensor plates, each having one carrier section on which a plurality of sensor needles are arranged in a comb-like manner, which carry a plurality of electrode surfaces. Furthermore, a plurality of spacer elements are provided, which are fastened between the sensor plates so that both the carrier sections and the sensor needles of adjacent sensor plates are at a distance from each other. The invention further relates to a measuring assembly for measuring electrical activities of biological cell assemblies using such a sensor array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT ILMENAU
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Jörg Hampl, Uta Fernekorn, Peter Husar, Michael Fischer, Daniel Laqua, Katharina Lilienthal
  • Publication number: 20120231226
    Abstract: A microstructured composite component is provided including structures for carrying out fluid processes. A device is provided for producing microstructured composite components. A method provided includes a first step during which a first film is arranged above a second film between first and second mold parts. The first and/or second mold parts have microstructured cavities to be filled. In a second step, the first and second mold parts are heated in at least one region in which they contact one of the films. An excess pressure is then produced between the first film and the second film to force the first and/or second films into the cavities. In a further step, the first and second mold parts are pressed together by a pressing force. Once the first mold part, the second mold part, the first film and the second film are cooled, they form a microstrutured composite component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT ILMENAU
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Alexander Gross, Joerg Hampl
  • Publication number: 20120079895
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for generating and/or arranging sequences of a fluid sample in a carrier fluid. The invention comprises a microchannel having an inlet, an outlet and a nozzle opening therebetween leading into the microchannel. The invention further relates to a delivery unit, which pumps in the carrier fluid using a feed volume flow and suctions off the carrier fluid using a discharge volume flow. In a sample container, the nozzle opening is in contact with the fluid sample. By means of a control unit, the ratio between feed volume flow and discharge volume flow is varied. The cross-section of the nozzle opening is selected such that no carrier medium exits from the nozzle opening when the feed volume flow equals the discharge volume flow and that a fluid sample enters the nozzle opening when the discharge volume flow is greater than the feed volume flow. The invention further relates to a method for generating and/or arranging sequences of a fluid sample in a carrier fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT ILMENAU
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, G. Alexander Gross, Michael Kohler
  • Publication number: 20110130310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microbioreactor comprising a sample support (7) for holding cells; a bypass (3) with a capillary opening for feeding test reagent and/or for aeration and ventilation of the microbioreactor; a pump module (5) for perfusion of the microbioreactor with test reagent and/or gas feeding and purging of the microbioreactor; a transparent viewing window (2); and fluid channels (4) that form a circuit. The invention further relates to a bioreactor-microtiter plate comprising a plurality of such microbioreactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT ILMENAU
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Caroline Augspurger, Frank Weise, Uta Fernekorn, Christian Hildmann, Jorg Hampl
  • Publication number: 20110020929
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partially active microfluidic system for cell cultivation comprising a multiwell system (4) with multiple wells (17) and cavities formed therein that hold cells. Each cavity (11) is formed by at least one inlay (3) comprising an opening (1) that does not open up directly into the cavity (11), but rather into a space (17) surrounding the cavity, wherein the medium present in the surrounding space communicates with the medium contained in the cavity (11) by way of a sieve structure in the inlay. The invention is suitable in particular for 3D cell cultivation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT ILMENAU
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Caroline Augspurger, Frank Weise, Uta Fernekorn, Christian Hildmann, Jorg Hampl
  • Patent number: 7132081
    Abstract: Microwells, which are open on both sides and are arranged two-dimensionally in a microwell matrix (4), are hermetically closed by pressure on both sides using plugs (6) covered with a sealing sheet (11). A layer of elastic material (9), which is arranged between the plug (6) and the sealing sheet (11), guarantees uniform pressure on all the microwells of a microwell matrix (4) which is loosely held by a frame structure (1). Continuous peripheral elevations (2), which protrude in both directions at right angles to the plane of the microwell matrix (4), ensure that the deformable thin layer of elastic material (9) does not escape sideways between the plug (6) and the microwell matrix (4) during the pressing process. A plurality of microwell matrices (4) are held simultaneously by the frame structure (1) and are hermetically closed by a corresponding number of allocated plugs (6), which are fastened to a base plate (7) and a cover plate (8), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nanomics Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Beate Diefenbach, Holger Deppe, Hanns Wurziger, Alexander Gross, Gregor Schlingloff, Andreas Schober, Dirk Tomandl
  • Publication number: 20040168728
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for controlling the amount of liquid substances received and discharged. It is an object of the invention to produce a device, enabling a plurality of different liquid substances to be received and discharged from micro or nano titer plates. According to the invention, it is possible to carry out one or more chemical or biological reactions in said device and to receive liquid substances with differing viscosity, as a result of capillary channels which are arranged at an equal distance from each other and are provided in a row, said channels being brought together in a communicative link with a chamber which is can be impinged upon by overpressure and underpressure, whereby the capillary channels are embedded in the plate and one sieve-type membrane is associated with the ends of the capillary channels at least on the inner side of the pressure chamber. According to the invention, an area is provided above each end of the capillary channels for receiving a liquid substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Gregor Schlingloff, Jens Albert, Thomas Henkel, Gunter Mayer