Patents by Inventor Andreas Seidel

Andreas Seidel 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: 20200407547
    Abstract: The invention relates to an item selected from the group consisting of containers for packaging, serving, storing and/or transporting fats, oils and fatty foods, tools for the consumption of fats, oils and fatty foods, tools for producing, preparing, shaping and processing fats, oils and fatty foods, as well as parts of machines for producing, preparing, shaping and processing fats, oils and fatty foods, including a moulded body consisting of a particular thermoplastic polycarbonate composition, wherein the moulded body is in direct contact with the fats, oils and fatty foods during the use of the item. The invention also relates to the use of the specific thermoplastic polycarbonate composition for producing the moulded body as a part of the item, the use of the item for transporting, packaging, storing, handling, producing, preparing, processing and shaping fats, oils and fatty foods, and a method for producing a shaped fat or fatty food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Uli Franz, Achim Gustorf, David Harrison
  • Patent number: 10844182
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compounding method for producing impact-modified polycarbonate compositions using components acting as an alkali or using alkaline constituent-containing components. By using the method according to the invention, the harmful influence of the components acting as an alkali on the properties of polycarbonate molding compositions or the surface of molded bodies produced therefrom is counteracted. The method has the steps (i), (ii), and optionally (iii), wherein (i) in a first step A) 10 to 98 wt. % of at least one polymer selected from the group of aromatic polycarbonates and aromatic polyester carbonates, B) 0.001 to 0.3 wt. % of at least one organic Brønsted acid, i.e. a carbon and hydrogen-containing Brønsted acid, C) 0.0001 to 0.008 wt. % of at least one inorganic Brønsted acidic phosphorus compound, i.e. a Brønsted acidic phosphorus compound which does not contain carbon, D) 1 to 90 wt. % of at least one rubber-containing vinyl(co)polymerisate, E) 0 to 90 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Ralf Hufen, Hans-Jürgen Thiem, Joachim Simon
  • Publication number: 20200325330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising A) 50 to 90% by weight of at least one representative selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate, aromatic polyestercarbonate and aromatic polyester, B) 5 to 40% by weight of rubber-based graft polymer or a mixture of rubber-based graft polymer and rubber-free vinyl (co)polymer, C) 3 to 25% by weight of at least one polyether-based polymer or copolymer selected from the group consisting of polyether block polymers and polyether-based polyurethanes, D) 0.8 to 9% by weight of at least one pigment based on titanium dioxide, E) 0 to 20% by weight of one or more further additives, to the use of the compositions for producing moulded articles and to the moulded articles themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Andreas SEIDEL
  • Patent number: 10800201
    Abstract: A security object has a document body. A lens array is formed on a top side and first information is stored in the document body. The optical detectability of the first information through the lens array is dependent on a detection direction. The document body has a top view section, in which the document body has a material layer that is translucent or opaque, and adjacent thereto a window section, in which the document body is formed of a material transparent in volume between a top side and a bottom side. The lens array extends over part of the window section and over part of the top view section and spans a section boundary between the sections. The first information also is formed partially in the top view section and partially in the window section and, in the window section, laser-marked, static second information is stored in the document body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, vertreten durch das Bundesministerium des Innern, vertreten durch das Bundeskriminalamt
    Inventors: Simone Zernicek, Andreas Bosien, Michael Knebel, Andre Leopold, Uwe Seidel, Ulrich Schneider
  • Publication number: 20200308397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for production of a thermoplastic moulding compound, wherein the composition comprises or consists of the following constituents, A) at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate, aromatic polyester carbonate and aromatic polyester, B) polymer free of epoxy groups, consisting of B.1) rubber-modified vinyl (co)polymer prepared by the emulsion polymerization method and B.2) optionally, a rubber-free vinyl (co)polymer, C) a block or graft polymer comprising structural elements deriving from styrene and at least one epoxy-comprising vinyl monomer, D) one or more further additives, and to a process for producing a moulding compound from the composition, to the moulding compound itself, to the use of the composition or the moulding compound for production of mouldings, and to the mouldings themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Sven Hobeika, Ralf Hufen, Thomas Eckel
  • Publication number: 20200277406
    Abstract: A binding agent of the Formula A-a?:a-S-b:b?-B:X(n), wherein A as well as B is a monovalent binder, a?:a as well as b:b? is a binding pair wherein a? and a do not interfere with the binding of b to b? and vice versa, S is a spacer of at least 1 nm in length, :X denotes a functional moiety bound either covalently or via a binding pair to at least one of a?, a, b, b? or S, (n) is an integer and at least 1, — represents a covalent bond, and the linker a-S-b has a length of 6 to 100 nm. Also disclosed are methods of producing such binding agent and certain uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Gallusser, Dieter Heindl, Michael Schraeml, Christoph Seidel, Herbert von der Eltz
  • Publication number: 20200270451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for production of a thermoplastic moulding compound, wherein the composition comprises or consists of at least the following constituents: A) 50.0% to 95.0% by weight of at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate, aromatic polyestercarbonate and aromatic polyester, B) 1.0% to 35.0% by weight of at least one polymer free of epoxy groups, consisting of B1) a rubber-modified graft polymer having an elastomeric acrylate rubber graft base, B2) optionally a rubber-modified graft polymer based on vinylaromatics, ring-substituted vinylaromatics and/or (C1-C8)-alkyl methacrylates and having a different graft base from component B1), and B3) optionally a rubber-free vinyl (co)polymer, C) 0.1% to 10.0% by weight of a polymer containing structural elements that derive from styrene and an epoxy-containing vinyl monomer, D) 1.0% to 20.0% by weight of phosphorus-containing flame retardant, and E) 0.1% to 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Eckel, Sven Hobeika, Ralf Hufen, Andreas Seidel, Burkhard Thuermer
  • Publication number: 20200199357
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for producing a thermoplastic molding compound. The composition comprises the following: A) 35% to 85% by weight of aromatic polycarbonate, polyester carbonate, and/or polyester, B) 5% to 45% by weight of rubber-modified vinyl (co)polymer having a gel content measured as the proportion insoluble in acetone of 15% to 25% by weight based on the component B, C) 7% to 30% by weight of talc, D) 0.01% to 1% by weight of at least one dihydrogenphosphate salt having a cation selected from the group consisting of aluminum and zinc, and E) 0% to 10% by weight of polymer additives. Also provided is a process for producing a molding compound, a molding compound, a process for producing a molded article, a molded article, an autobody part, and a two-component injection molded part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Andreas Seidel
  • Patent number: 10655011
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising A) 50% to 90% by weight of at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate, aromatic polyestercarbonate and aromatic polyester, B) 5% to 40% by weight of polymer containing B.1 at least one rubber-modified vinyl (co)polymer containing B.1.1 80% to 95% by weight, based on B.1, of at least one vinyl monomer and B.1.2 5% to 20% by weight, based on B.1, of one or more elastomeric polybutadiene-containing graft bases, where B.1 contains polybutadiene-containing rubber particles which have been grafted with the vinyl monomers B.1.1 and contain inclusions of vinyl (co)polymer consisting of the vinyl monomers B.1.1, and a vinyl (co)polymer matrix consisting of the vinyl monomers B.1.1 which is not bound to these rubber particles and is not included in rubber particles, and optionally B.2 further rubber particles grafted with vinyl monomers and composed of B.2.1 5% to 75% by weight, based on B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Kristina Pupovac
  • Patent number: 10633460
    Abstract: A binding agent of the Formula A-a?:a-S-b:b?-B:X(n), wherein A as well as B is a monovalent binder, a?:a as well as b:b? is a binding pair wherein a? and a do not interfere with the binding of b to b? and vice versa, S is a spacer of at least 1 nm in length, :X denotes a functional moiety bound either covalently or via a binding pair to at least one of a?, a, b, b? or S, (n) is an integer and at least 1, — represents a covalent bond, and the linker a-S-b has a length of 6 to 100 nm. Also disclosed are methods of producing such binding agent and certain uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostic Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Gallusser, Dieter Heindl, Michael Schraeml, Christoph Seidel, Herbert von der Eltz
  • Publication number: 20200103207
    Abstract: The invention relates to an igniting unit (10), especially for an inflator, comprising an electric igniter (11) including a first inner cap (12) which forms a space (14) for being filled with a booster propellant charge with a second outer cap (13). In accordance with the invention, the second cap (13) is an electrically non-conductive insulating cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: STEFAN HEIGL, Johann Hinkofer, Christoph Knollhuber, Christoph Mocker, Andreas Seidel
  • Patent number: 10597529
    Abstract: Compositions comprising A) from 40 to 80 parts by weight of aromatic polycarbonate or polyester carbonate, B) from 10 to 40 parts by weight of rubber-free vinyl copolymer, C) from 5 to 20 parts by weight of organically surface-modified chopped glass fibre, D) from 0 to 9 parts by weight of a graft polymer with an elastomeric graft base, E) from 0 to 20 parts by weight of additives, where the sum of the parts by weight of components A) to E) in the composition is standardized to 100, characterized in that (i) a size composed of an organic compound or a mixture of various organic compounds is used as surface-modification of the glass fibre at a concentration such that the carbon content of component C is from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Kristina Pupovac, Sven Hobeika
  • Publication number: 20200079956
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions containing: A) an aromatic polycarbonate and/or a polyester carbonate, B) a rubber-based graft polymer having a graft sheath B.1) consisting of at least 95% by weight, based on the component B.1), of B.1.1) styrene and B.1.2) acrylonitrile and optionally not more than 5% by weight, based on the component B.1), of at least one further vinyl monomer B.1.3) copolymerizable with B.1.1) and B.1.2) and also a rubber-like graft substrate B.2), C) a rubber-free copolymer consisting of at least 95% by weight, based on the component C), of C.1) styrene and C.2) acrylonitrile and optionally not more than 5% by weight, based on the component C), of at least one further vinyl monomer C.3) copolymerizable with C.1) and C.2), and also to a process for producing the compositions, to the use of the compositions for producing moulded articles and to the moulded articles themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Seidel, Sven Hobeika, Stephanie Barwinkel, Merve Demir, Volker Altstadt
  • Patent number: 10583742
    Abstract: A current collector for an electrical load that can be moved along a conductor line in a travel direction. The current collector has at least one contact piece, which is supported on a rocking arm to be rotatable about an axis of rotation extending perpendicularly to the travel direction. To bring the contact piece into contact with an electrically conductive conductor strand of the conductor line, the contact piece can be moved toward the conductor strand by the rocking arm. The current collector also includes a connection cable, which connects the contact piece to a connection terminal for the electrical loads in an electrically conductive manner. A conductor line system includes a conductor line and at least one electrical load that can be moved on the conductor line in the longitudinal direction of the conductor line. The conductor line has at least one electrically conductive conductor strand for bringing into sliding contact with at least one contact piece of a current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CONDUCTIX-WAMPFLER GMBH
    Inventors: Dietmar Lang, Niklas Endler, Bernd Maier, Dieter Seidel, Andreas Schmiedle
  • Patent number: 10571010
    Abstract: A drive wheel (10; 100) wherein the drive wheel (10; 100) is formed by an injection-molding process, and has a longitudinal axis (11; 108), having a hub region (12; 102) with a hub opening (13; 102), having an annular toothed-rim region (17; 106) with a radially outwardly projecting toothing (18; 105), having a substantially disk-like intermediate region (15; 112) which is arranged radially between the hub region (12; 102) and the toothed-rim region (17; 106), wherein the drive wheel (10; 100) has two bearing points (31, 32), arranged concentrically with the longitudinal axis (11; 108), for radial mounting and two bearing points (33, 34; 121, 122), for axial mounting, and wherein the hub region (12; 102) has an extension (14; 103) that protrudes from the plane of the intermediate region (15; 112) in the direction of the longitudinal axis (11; 108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Wehrle, Eugen Stoppel, Manuel Seidel, Stefan Hoch
  • Publication number: 20190392124
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling user access to a medical system including a body-wearable medical device that can be, e.g., an insulin pump and/or a continuous glucose monitor. A remote controller is provided and has a user interface and can exchange data with the medical device. The remote controller is configured for entering, via the user interface, at least one command for execution by the medical device. The remote controller has a locked state in which entering medical device commands or other commands is disabled. In the locked state, the user is prompted to enter an identification code and the remote controller can be unlocked when the correct identification code is entered. In the unlocked state, entering of the medical device command is enabled. Alternatively, instead of entering a correct identification code, the remote controller can be switched to the unlocked state when a safety condition is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Carsten Mueglitz, Nils Danckwardt, Andreas Huber-Toth, Simon Wetzel, Andreas Seidel
  • Patent number: 10514116
    Abstract: A pipe connection for conducting a fluid that is under pressure is provided, having two tubular connection parts for a conical clamping connection, which are screwed together by a union nut while one is inserted in the other, wherein each connection part has a conical sealing surface that contacts the other in a sealing manner and wherein an annular groove is provided in one of the sealing surfaces. In order to enable the pipe connection also to conduct a fluid having cycling or varying temperature, the inner of the two connection parts has thermal insulation on the inside of the pipe at least in the axial segment of the sealing surface of the connection part, wherein the thermal insulation tube has a cam or a collar on the outer surface, which engages in a recess, which is axially bounded by the two connection parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Bottcher, Hartwig Dumler, Werner Hesse, Boris Ferdinand Kock, Patrick Lapp, Lars Otte, Falk Seidel, Philipp Stapper, Sascha Staring, Gerd Weber
  • Publication number: 20190382541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compounding method for producing impact-modified polycarbonate compositions using components acting as an alkali or using alkaline constituent-containing components. By using the method according to the invention, the harmful influence of the components acting as an alkali on the properties of polycarbonate molding compositions or the surface of molded bodies produced therefrom is counteracted. The method has the steps (i), (ii), and optionally (iii), wherein (i) in a first step A) 10 to 98 wt. % of at least one polymer selected from the group of aromatic polycarbonates and aromatic polyester carbonates, B) 0.001 to 0.3 wt. % of at least one organic Brønsted acid, i.e. a carbon and hydrogen-containing Brønsted acid, C) 0.0001 to 0.008 wt. % of at least one inorganic Brønsted acidic phosphorus compound, i.e. a Brønsted acidic phosphorus compound which does not contain carbon, D) 1 to 90 wt. % of at least one rubber-containing vinyl(co)polymerisate, E) 0 to 90 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: ANDREAS SEIDEL, Ralf HUFEN, Hans-Jürgen THIEM, Joachim SIMON
  • Publication number: 20190352500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite component that has improved bonding properties and includes a substrate (i) made of a thermoplastic polymer blend composition, and a coating (ii); in a layer located 5 to 10 ?m below the boundary surface between the substrate (i) and the coating (ii), the substrate (i) has a dispersed, non-lamellar phase structure. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing the composite component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas SEIDEL, Sven HOBEIKA, Ralf HUFEN
  • Publication number: 20190345328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for production of a thermoplastic moulding compound, wherein the composition comprises or consists of the following constituents: A) 30% to 90% by weight of at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate, aromatic polyester carbonate and aromatic polyester, B) 5% to 65% by weight of polymer free of epoxy groups, consisting of B1) rubber-modified vinyl (co)polymer prepared by the emulsion polymerization method using a redox initiator system consisting of an organic oxidizing agent and a reducing agent and B2) optionally rubber-free vinyl (co)polymer, C) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas SEIDEL, Sven HOBEIKA, Ralf HUFEN, Thomas ECKEL