Patents by Inventor Bernhard Kainz

Bernhard Kainz 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: 20210128099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for diagnosing blood vessel obstruction, such as would occur in deep vein thrombosis (DVT). More specifically, the present invention relates to a software tool for use with sensor hardware to allow users to perform standardised and repeatable testing of patients to assist with diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis or related conditions. The present invention further relates to an apparatus and method for conducting the diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: THINKSONO LTD
    Inventors: Fouad Al-Noor, Sven Mischkewitz, Antonios Makropoulos, Ryutaro Tanno, Bernhard Kainz, Ozan Oktay
  • Publication number: 20200123393
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an aqueous dispersion for use in coating applications. The aqueous dispersion includes an aqueous composition and a solid content of a melt blend product having an acid functionalized polypropylene base polymer, a polypropylene copolymer, an acid functionalized polypropylene wax and an acid functionalized polyolefin. The aqueous dispersion is included in a coating composition, where the coating composition includes the aqueous dispersion, a solvent, a crosslinker and a basic water composition having water and a base. The present disclosure also provides for a coated article having a substrate and a coating on the substrate, where the coating includes the coating composition of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Houxiang Tang, David L. Malotky, Ray E. Drumright, Nicholas B. Schaffer, Cynthia Stants, Bernhard Kainz
  • Patent number: 10221327
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous polyolefin dispersion compositions for use in metal coatings, such as can coatings, comprising one or more polyolefin base polymer, one or more at least partially neutralized olefinic stabilizing agent having an acid number (AN) of from 80 to 250, preferably, a polyolefin stabilizing agent, such as an olefin-carboxylic acid copolymer or a blend of two such polymers, an optional coupling agent having an acid number (AN) of from 10 to 70 and a melt index of from 500 to 5,000,000 grams of polymer melt passing in 10 minutes through a heated syringe or cylinder at 190° C. with a plunger loaded with 2.16 kg, preferably, a polymer, and a hindered phenolic antioxidant containing an ester linkage dispersed in the polyolefin dispersion composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ray E. Drumright, Bernhard Kainz, Richard A. Lundgard, Cynthia Stants, Houxiang Tang, Jeffrey Wilbur
  • Publication number: 20180340079
    Abstract: The instant invention provides an aqueous dispersion, a coating composition, coating layers and coated article made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Charles F. Diehl, Bernhard Kainz, Timothy J. Young, David L. Malotky, Denise Lindenmuth
  • Patent number: 10072159
    Abstract: The instant invention provides an aqueous dispersion, a coating composition, coating layers and coated article made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Charles F. Diehl, Bernhard Kainz, Timothy J. Young, David L. Malotky, Denise Lindenmuth
  • Patent number: 9828522
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a polyester composition, method of producing the same, coating compositions made therefrom, and coating layers made from such coatings. The thermoset polyester composition according to the present inventions comprises the reaction product of: (a) one or more polyacids comprising at least 50 percent by the combined weight of one or more aromatic diacids; and (b) one or more polyols comprising at least 40 percent by the combined weight of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 2,2,4,4-tetramethylcyclobutanediol; wherein said polyester composition has a glass transition temperature in the range of from 70 to 125° C., a number average molecular weight between 6,000 and 20,000, a hydroxyl number in the range of from 4 to 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: John N. Argyropoulos, Gary E. Spilman, Cynthia Stants, Bernhard Kainz
  • Patent number: 9598601
    Abstract: The instant invention provides an aqueous dispersion, a coating composition, coating layers and coated article made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: David L. Malotky, Bernhard Kainz, Charles F. Diehl, Denise Lindenmuth, Timothy J. Young, John N. Argyropoulos
  • Patent number: 9527951
    Abstract: An epoxy resin hardener composition including a reaction product of (i) a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group, and (ii) an amino alcohol; an epoxy resin composition including the epoxy resin hardener composition and a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group; and a powder coating composition including particles of the epoxy resin hardener composition and particles of a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Gan, Carola Rosenthal, Matthieu M. Eckert, Bernhard Kainz, Emile C. Trottier
  • Publication number: 20160280951
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous polyolefin dispersion compositions for use in metal coatings, such as can coatings, comprising one or more polyolefin base polymer, one or more at least partially neutralized olefinic stabilizing agent having an acid number (AN) of from 80 to 250, preferably, a polyolefin stabilizing agent, such as an olefin-carboxylic acid copolymer or a blend of two such polymers, an optional coupling agent having an acid number (AN) of from 10 to 70 and a melt index of from 500 to 5,000,000 grams of polymer melt passing in 10 minutes through a heated syringe or cylinder at 190° C. with a plunger loaded with 2.16 kg, preferably, a polymer, and a hindered phenolic antioxidant containing an ester linkage dispersed in the polyolefin dispersion composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicants: Dow MF Produktions GmbH & Co. OHG, The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ray E. Drumright, Bernhard Kainz, Richard A. Lundgard, Cynthia Stants, Houxiang Tang, Jeffrey Wilbur
  • Publication number: 20160264719
    Abstract: An epoxy resin hardener composition including a reaction product of (i) a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group, and (ii) an amino alcohol; an epoxy resin composition including the epoxy resin hardener composition and a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group; and a powder coating composition including particles of the epoxy resin hardener composition and particles of a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Gan, Carola Rosenthal, Matthieu M. Eckert, Bernhard Kainz, Emile C. Trottier
  • Patent number: 9416291
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards coating compositions comprising from 50 to 85 percent of an aqueous dispersion based on a total weight of the coating composition, an abrasion reducing composition, a solvent, a basic water composition, and a crosslinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wilbur, Denise Lindenmuth, Ray E. Drumright, Dharakumar Metla, David L. Malotky, Bernhard Kainz
  • Patent number: 9371415
    Abstract: An epoxy resin hardener composition including a reaction product of (i) a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group, and (ii) an amino alcohol; an epoxy resin composition including the epoxy resin hardener composition and a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group; and a powder coating composition including particles of the epoxy resin hardener composition and particles of a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Gan, Carola Rosenthal, Matthieu M. Eckert, Bernhard Kainz, Emile C. Trottier
  • Patent number: 9303184
    Abstract: A liquid polycarbonate coating composition including an aliphatic polycarbonate resin and a cross linking compound, said aliphatic polycarbonate resin being derived from, in the presence of a catalyst, an aliphatic polyol which comprises (a) from 50 to 100% by weight of the aliphatic polyol, one or more cycloaliphatic polyols that consist essentially of primary hydroxyl groups and (b) from 0 to 50% by weight of the aliphatic polyol, one or more linear aliphatic polyols, is provided. A method of coating a substrate with the liquid polycarbonate coating composition and the resulting articles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bernhard Kainz, Jonathan D. Moore, Mark F. Sonnenschein, Benjamin L. Wendt
  • Patent number: 9284468
    Abstract: A dispersion having from one to sixty percent by weight of total dispersion of a solids component dispersed in an organic continuous phase is useful as a coating for substrates. The solids component contains 40-95 weight-percent of a polyolefin containing only carbon and hydrogen and that has a number average molecular weight that is greater than 400 gram per mole, 5-40 weight-percent of an amine salt of a functionalized polyolefin; and 0-20 weight-percent of optional additives, wherein weight-percent is based on total weight of solids and wherein the dispersed particles have an average particle size of less than 35 micrometers and the organic phase is a dispersion support medium for the polyolefin and amine salt of a functionalized polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Houxiang Tang, Bernhard Kainz, Liang Hong, Richard A. Lundgard
  • Publication number: 20160009935
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards coating compositions comprising from 50 to 85 percent of an aqueous dispersion based on a total weight of the coating composition, an abrasion reducing composition, a solvent, a basic water composition, and a crosslinker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicants: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wilbur, Denise Lindenmuth, Ray E. Drumright, Dharakumar Metla, David L. Malotky, Bernhard Kainz
  • Publication number: 20150353674
    Abstract: An epoxy resin hardener composition including a reaction product of (i) a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group, and (ii) an amino alcohol; an epoxy resin composition including the epoxy resin hardener composition and a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group; and a powder coating composition including particles of the epoxy resin hardener composition and particles of a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Gan, Carola Rosenthal, Matthieu M. Eckert, Bernhard Kainz, Emile C. Trottier
  • Patent number: 9169406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards coating compositions comprising from 50 to 85 percent of an aqueous dispersion based on a total weight of the coating composition, an abrasion reducing composition, a solvent, a basic water composition, and a crosslinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wilbur, Dharakumar Metla, Denise Lindenmuth, Ray Drumright, David L. Malotky, Bernhard Kainz
  • Publication number: 20150299495
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards coating compositions comprising from 50 to 85 percent of an aqueous dispersion based on a total weight of the coating composition, an abrasion reducing composition, a solvent, a basic water composition, and a crosslinker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wilbur, Denise Lindenmuth, Ray E. Drumright, Dharakumar Metla, David L. Malotky, Bernhard Kainz
  • Patent number: 9133301
    Abstract: An epoxy resin hardener composition including a reaction product of (i) a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group, and (ii) an amino alcohol; an epoxy resin composition including the epoxy resin hardener composition and a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group; and a powder coating composition including particles of the epoxy resin hardener composition and particles of a compound having at least one vicinal epoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Gan, Carola Rosenthal, Matthieu M. Eckert, Bernhard Kainz, Emile C. Trottier
  • Patent number: 9080059
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising an advanced epoxy resin polymeric composition having the following chemical structure:(formula) I where n is a number from 1 to about 3000; each m independently has a value of 0 or 1; each R0 is independently —H or —CH3; each R1 is independently —H or a C1 to C6 alkylene radical (saturated divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon radical); R?1-R?4 are independently hydrogen, an alkyl, cycloalkyl, an aryl or an aralkyl group or other substituent, for example, a nitro, an isocyanate, or an alkyloxy group; additionally, any two of R?1-R?4 may form fused ring independently; and X is cycloalkylene group, including substituted cycloalkylene group, where the substituent groups include an alkyl, cycloalkyl, an aryl or an aralkyl group or other substituent group, for example, a halide, a cyano, a nitro, a blocked isocyanate, or an alkyloxy group; the combination of cycloalkylene and alkylene groups and the combination of alkylene and cycloalkylene group with a bridging moiety in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Blue Cube IP LLC
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Ray E. Drumright, Bernhard Kainz, Jerry E. White, Robert E. Hefner, Jr.