Patents by Inventor Andreas Stein

Andreas Stein 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: 20190269716
    Abstract: A combination of mismatch repair (MMR) and Metastasis Associated in Colon Cancer 1 (MACC1) gene expression status of the patient serve as a basis for risk stratification of early stage colon cancer patients. Patients with defective MMR (dMMR) status have improved survival and do not benefit from 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) therapies. In contrast, patients with a proficient MMR (pMMR) status have a higher risk of recurrence and worse survival. The pMMR patients are then further stratified on the basis of MACC1 gene expression. Patients with a pMMR status and a low MACC1 expression have a favorable prognosis similar to patients having a dMMR status, whereas patients having a pMMR status and high MACC1 expression have a less favorable prognosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Pia Herrmann, Katharina Ilm, Katherine F. Leith, Andrea Muranyi, Ulrich-Peter Rohr, Kandavel Shanmugam, Shalini Singh, Ulrike Stein
  • Publication number: 20190256801
    Abstract: A liquid hard surface detergent composition comprising a liquid mixed alkoxylate fatty alcohol non-ionic surfactant comprising a greater number of the lower higher alkoxylate group than the higher alkoxylate group in the molecule and a builder. The compositions provide good shine/anti-spotting characteristics on hard surfaces and are especially suitable for use as automatic dishwashing compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein, Pavlinka Roy
  • Publication number: 20190184675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a fiber-foam composite (FSV1), wherein a first fiber material (FM1) is applied to a first foam body (SK1) to give a first structured fiber surface (FO1) to which a second foam body (SK2) is subsequently applied to give the fiber-foam composite (FSV1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Gregor DAUN, Andreas KIRGIS, Holger RUCKDAESCHEL, Rene ARBTER, Robert STEIN, Alessio MORINO
  • Publication number: 20190153976
    Abstract: A piston for an internal combustion engine, such as a high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) diesel/gas internal combustion engine. The piston has a piston recess, in particular an omega piston recess. The piston has a piston crown face which is provided so as to extend annularly about a centre axis (M) of the piston. The piston has a plurality of piston stages, which are provided so as to extend annularly about the centre axis (M) and which are arranged between the piston crown face and the piston recess. The piston geometry can lead to an increase of the degree of engine efficiency with a simultaneous reduction of the exhaust emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bruno BARCIELA DÍAZ-BLANCO, Dirk Peter WEBERSKIRCH, Andreas SOMMERMANN, Marcus STEIN, Tim DRESSEL
  • Patent number: 10293726
    Abstract: A device for mounting a headrest in a seat structure of a vehicle seat, in particular a vehicle seat of an automobile. The device includes a connecting part formed from a plate and a tubular receiving element for a retaining rod of a headrest. The receiving element is connected to a bearing section of the connecting part. The connecting part includes a supporting section configured at an angle to the bearing section. The supporting section contacts a seat structure of a vehicle seat in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Martin Stein, Juergen Maier, Andreas Meinel
  • Patent number: 10287532
    Abstract: A liquid hard surface detergent composition comprising a liquid mixed alkoxylate fatty alcohol non-ionic surfactant comprising a greater number of the lower higher alkoxylate group than the higher alkoxylate group in the molecule and a builder. The compositions provide good shine/anti-spotting characteristics on hard surfaces and are especially suitable for use as automatic dishwashing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein, Pavlinka Roy
  • Patent number: 10017721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of using an automatic dishwashing detergent composition that is formulated to provide effective cleaning at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein
  • Patent number: 9899552
    Abstract: A self-adhesive edge-protection tape is intended to improve the protective effect for glass edges. This is achieved by providing an adhesive tape which comprises, in sequence directed towards the substrate to be covered, a backing layer (hard phase) and a soft phase comprising a polymer foam, a viscoelastic composition and/or an elastomeric composition, where the thickness of the hard phase is ?150 ?m, the thickness of the soft phase is ?200 ?m and the ratio of the thickness of the soft phase to the thickness of the hard phase is ?4. The invention also relates to a solar module which comprises an adhesive tape according to the invention adhesive-bonded around at least one portion of the edges thereof, and the use of the claimed adhesive tape for the protection of edges of a solar module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Wilhelm Watzke, Werner Kluge-Paletta, Andreas Stein
  • Publication number: 20180024087
    Abstract: Solid-contact electrodes include a molecular redox buffer that is covalently attached to one of the components of the electrodes. These electrodes can be incorporated into electrochemical sensor systems. The electrode components are an electron conductor, a membrane and optionally, an interlayer. The electrode includes covalent attachment of the molecular redox buffer to the interlayer, to the electron conductor or the membrane. The interlayer includes nanoporous carbon such as CIM-carbon. The molecular redox buffer includes a well-defined redox pair, e.g., a complex of Co(II)/Co(III). The electrodes are ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) or reference electrodes. Methods include constructing solid contact electrodes and using the electrodes in electrochemical sensor systems to determine the quantity of an analyte in a sample. The electrochemical sensor systems include disposable paper-based devices and/or wearable devices for measuring analytes in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jinbo Hu, Philippe Buhlmann, Andreas Stein, Xue Zhen
  • Patent number: 9874539
    Abstract: The present description discloses solid-contact (SC) electrodes that use mesoporous carbon such as colloid-imprinted mesoporous (CIM) carbon as the interlayer. The electrodes can be ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) or reference electrodes. The CIM carbon with the interconnected mesopores is used as the intermediate layer between the solid electron conductor, such as gold, and a membrane such as an ionophore-doped ion-selective membrane or a reference membrane. The disclosure includes methods of constructing solid contact electrodes such as SC-ISE or reference electrodes with a CIM carbon interlayer, and methods of using the electrodes to determine the quantity of an analyte in a sample. The description also includes disposable paper-based devices for measuring analytes in a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Jinbo Hu, Philippe Buhlmann, Andreas Stein
  • Publication number: 20170345959
    Abstract: A self-adhesive edge-protection tape is intended to improve the protective effect for glass edges. This is achieved by providing an adhesive tape which comprises, in sequence directed towards the substrate to be covered, a backing layer (hard phase) and a soft phase comprising a polymer foam, a viscoelastic composition and/or an elastomeric composition, where the thickness of the hard phase is ?150 ?m, the thickness of the soft phase is ?200 ?m and the ratio of the thickness of the soft phase to the thickness of the hard phase is ?4. The invention also relates to a solar module which comprises an adhesive tape according to the invention adhesive-bonded around at least one portion of the edges thereof, and the use of the claimed adhesive tape for the protection of edges of a solar module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Wilhelm WATZKE, Werner KLUGE-PALETTA, Andreas STEIN
  • Publication number: 20170244094
    Abstract: Composite materials having domains of lithium oxometallates in an electronically conductive matrix, and methods of making such composite materials are provided. Exemplary lithiated metals oxides include, for example, doped or undoped lithium oxometallates of the formula Li8MaO6 and/or Li7MbO6, wherein Ma represents Zr and/or Sn, and Mb represents Nb and/or Ta. Such composite materials can be used in lithium ion batteries, for example, as an active material such as an electrode that can store charge in the form of lithium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Stein, Anh Dinh VU, Yuan Fang, Benjamin Edwin Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170107459
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of using an automatic dishwashing detergent composition that is formulated to provide effective cleaning at low temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein
  • Publication number: 20170080124
    Abstract: This disclosure describes biocompatible composites and method for making the biocompatible composites. Generally, the biocompatible composite includes a fibril prepared from a biocompatible polymer and cationic component, and a uniform coating of silica-containing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Allison Hubel, Michael Dominick DiVito, Andreas Stein
  • Patent number: 9540591
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automatic dishwashing detergent composition that is formulated to provide effective cleaning at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein
  • Patent number: 9537034
    Abstract: The invention is to facilitate the attachment of an installation system in the production of a solar module. This is achieved via a process which comprises the following steps: a) mutual superposition of the layers that the structure of the solar module requires, where at least one heat-activatable double-sided adhesive tape is placed on the external side of the reverse-side layer and at least one retention plate is placed on said adhesive tape; b) mutual lamination of the layers mutually superposed in step a), at least with exposure to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Michael Schwertfeger, Andreas Stein
  • Publication number: 20160380256
    Abstract: Composite materials having domains of lithium oxometallates in an electronically conductive matrix, and methods of making such composite materials are provided. Exemplary lithiated metals oxides include, for example, doped or undoped lithium oxometallates of the formula Li8MaO6 and/or Li7MbO6, wherein Ma represents Zr and/or Sn, and Mb represents Nb and/or Ta. Such composite materials can be used in lithium ion batteries, for example, as an active material such as an electrode that can store charge in the form of lithium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Andreas Stein, Anh Dinh VU, Yuan Fang, Benjamin Edwin Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160361248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inorganic material comprising particles of three-dimensional ordered macroporous structure comprising spherical pores, said pores having an average pore diameter ranging from 50 nm to 10 ?m, the pore diameter varying by no greater than 20%, the surface of said pores being coated by an absorber agent of the visible wavelength spectrum, said particles having an average largest dimension ranging from 1 to 50 ?m, and wherein said particles are coated with at least a hydrophobic component. The invention further relates to a process for preparing said inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Laurent VIDAL, Andreas STEIN, David JOSEPHSON
  • Publication number: 20160046771
    Abstract: Oligomer-grafted nanofiller compositions and composites including oligomer-grafted nanofillers are disclosed. An oligomer-grafted nanofiller composition for disposition in a polymer matrix, the polymeric matrix comprising polymers derived from a plurality of polymerizable units, can include a nanoparticle, one or more coupling groups bonded to the nanoparticle; and one or more oligomers bonded to the one or more coupling groups. In an embodiment the oligomer is derived from two or more polymerizable units, at least one polymerizable unit being at least substantially similar to at least one of the polymerizable units of the polymer matrix. In another embodiment the oligomer comprises two or more polymerizable units and improves dispersion, interfacial strength, or both dispersion and interfacial strength between the nano-particle and the polymer matrix. Composites and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Francis R. THIBODEAU, Yuqiang QIAN, Andreas STEIN, Christopher W. MACOSKO, Nicholas D. PETKOVICH
  • Publication number: 20150344666
    Abstract: The invention concerns nanofiller composition comprising (i) a nanoparticle; (ii) a plurality of coupling groups bonded to the nanoparticle; (iii) one or more (a) oligomers or (b) organic isocyanate residues bonded to the one or more coupling groups; and, optionally, (iv) one or more dispersing moieties that facilitate dispersion of the nanoparticle bonded to one or more of the coupling groups or organic isocyanate residues; as well as laminates comprising such nanoparticles in at least one layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher W. Macosko, Andreas Stein, Yuqiang Qian, Gregory Moriarty, Siyao He, Francis R. Thibodeau