Patents by Inventor Carsten Lorenz

Carsten Lorenz 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: 20210322285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pigment mixture based on spherical particles having a defined particle-size distribution, and to the use thereof in paints, coatings, printing inks, security printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, in cosmetic formulations, as tracer, as filler and for the preparation of pigment preparations and dry preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sylke KLEIN, Lilia HEIDER, Carsten LORENZ, Sabine SCHOEN
  • Patent number: 10988075
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device includes at least one headlight, a position and/or acceleration sensor, and a control unit for adjusting a light/dark boundary of the headlight. Pitch movements of the vehicle can be detected by the position and/or acceleration sensor, and a change in the light/dark boundary due to the respective pitch movement can be compensated for by the control unit. The position and/or acceleration sensor and the control unit are arranged in the headlight or directly on the headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Axel Mueller, Marc Necker, Stephan Finn, Katharina Wagner, Stefan Töpfer, Joerg Moisel, Björn Böke, Marcus Fiege, Ismail Kilic, Carsten Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20200198525
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device includes at least one headlight, a position and/or acceleration sensor, and a control unit for adjusting a light/dark boundary of the headlight. Pitch movements of the vehicle can be detected by the position and/or acceleration sensor, and a change in the light/dark boundary due to the respective pitch movement can be compensated for by the control unit. The position and/or acceleration sensor and the control unit are arranged in the headlight or directly on the headlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Axel MUELLER, Marc NECKER, Stephan FINN, Katharina WAGNER, Stefan TÖPFER, Joerg MOISEL, Björn BÖKE, Marcus FIEGE, Ismail KILIC, Carsten LORENZ
  • Patent number: 9178228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell system, wherein planar fuel cells are arranged in stacked form and in this respect an integrated post-combustion of non-oxidized components, or of not fully oxidized components, in the exhaust gas can take place. The fuel cells of a system in accordance with the invention have a cathode-electrolyte-anode unit. A bipolar plate is arranged between two respective fuel cells and channels for the supply and removal of a fuel gas to anodes and of an oxidizing agent to cathodes are present. The exhaust gases at the anode side or at the cathode side are introduced via internal additional channels or directly into an afterburner in which a catalytic post-oxidizing of the exhaust gas mixture formed with the exhaust gas at the anode side and at the cathode side takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Marc Heddrich, Felix Marschallek, Wieland Beckert, Thomas Pfeifer, Michael Stelter, Matthias Jahn, Andreas Pönicke, Carsten Lorenz, Rico Belitz
  • Publication number: 20150023899
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pigment mixture based on spherical particles having a defined particle-size distribution, and to the use thereof in paints, coatings, printing inks, security printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, in cosmetic formulations, as tracer, as filler and for the preparation of pigment preparations and dry preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Sylke KLEIN, Lilia HEIDER, Carsten LORENZ, Sabine SCHOEN
  • Publication number: 20120225363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell system, wherein planar fuel cells are arranged in stacked form and in this respect an integrated post-combustion of non-oxidized components, or of not fully oxidized components, in the exhaust gas can take place. The fuel cells of a system in accordance with the invention have a cathode-electrolyte-anode unit. A bipolar plate is arranged between two respective fuel cells and channels for the supply and removal of a fuel gas to anodes and of an oxidizing agent to cathodes are present. The exhaust gases at the anode side or at the cathode side are introduced via internal additional channels or directly into an afterburner in which a catalytic post-oxidizing of the exhaust gas mixture formed with the exhaust gas at the anode side and at the cathode side takes place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Marc Heddrich, Felix Marschallek, Wieland Beckert, Thomas Pfeifer, Michael Stelter, Matthias Jahn, Andreas Pönicke, Carsten Lorenz, Rico Belitz
  • Patent number: 7799126
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pigment comprising a flake-form substrate, where natural and synthetic clay minerals are excluded as substrate, and an anion-binding layer, in particular comprising a layered double hydroxide, where the anion-binding layer comprises anion-forming organic, inorganic and/or organometallic colorants; and a process for the preparation of said pigment and to the use thereof in cosmetics, paints, coatings, plastics, films, in security printing, in security features in documents and identity cards, for coloring seed, for coloring foods or in medicament coatings, and for the preparation of pigment compositions and dry preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Carsten Handrosch, Carsten Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20080306656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle occupant protection and/or comfort system (1) for a vehicle (10), comprising a plurality of adaptive protection system and comfort components (8.1, 8.2) which are each assigned to a sitting place (SP1 to SPn) and can be adjusted by means of a safety and/or comfort profile (PS, PK) which is related to a vehicle occupant who is occupying the respective sitting place (SP1 to SPn) and can be activated by means of an authentication system (2). The authentication system (2) here comprises a plurality of person identification devices (4.1 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Baumann, Rainer Justen, Martin Lanzerath, Carsten Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20080258887
    Abstract: A device for the detection of a collision of a motor vehicle has at least one collision sensor which is arranged between the vehicle or fender outer skin and the vehicle body part, and senses an impact of an object on the motor vehicle. The collision sensor comprises a compressible spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Serdar Gelberi, Bernd Grundner, Carsten Lorenz, Michael Meyer
  • Publication number: 20070251424
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pigment comprising a flake-form substrate, where natural and synthetic clay minerals are excluded as substrate, and an anion-binding layer, in particular comprising a layered double hydroxide, where the anion-binding layer comprises anion-forming organic, inorganic and/or organometallic colorants; and a process for the preparation of said pigment and to the use thereof in cosmetics, paints, coatings, plastics, films, in security printing, in security features in documents and identity cards, for coloring seed, for coloring foods or in medicament coatings, and for the preparation of pigment compositions and dry preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Carsten Handrosch, Carsten Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20070040374
    Abstract: A device is provided for determining vehicle-occupant-related variables in a vehicle, which comprises a seatbelt with a seatbelt deflector which can be set with respect to its position. A sensor can be provided for sensing the position of the seatbelt deflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Bullinger, Walter Eberle, Martin Fritzsche, Carsten Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20050228566
    Abstract: An improved passenger protection is achieved by refining the criterion for triggering the restraining unit provided for impact situations. A system and a method for generating a triggering signal for the restraining unit in a vehicle are provided for this purpose, the restraining unit being provided for the event of a collision of the vehicle—head-on collision, side impact. The system includes a unit for detecting an impact, which, in the event of an impact, generates a request signal for the restraining unit corresponding to the type of impact, and a unit for detecting a rotational motion of the vehicle about at least one vehicle axis—longitudinal axis (x) and/or transverse axis (y)—which generate a corresponding status signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Roelleke, Gerhard Loeckle, Robert Lahmann, Morten Trachterna, Michael Schmid, Mario Kroeninger, Carsten Lorenz, Martin Lanzerath
  • Publication number: 20050168322
    Abstract: In a method for the remote control of doors and/or lids of vehicles, the act of approaching the vehicle and/or the position of an authentication element is detected. The authentication element communicates with a vehicle-sided transmitter and/or receiver for opening at least one door and/or lid. The communication for opening at least one door and/or lid is enabled by a predetermined manual control action before approaching the vehicle and/or by a predetermined sequence of movements of the authentication element after it reaches the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Nils Appenrodt, Carsten Lorenz, Rainer Scholz, Heiko Wohlgemuth
  • Publication number: 20050154474
    Abstract: A sensor element for a bus system in a motor vehicle has a first number of pins by which it can be connected to the bus lines of the bus system, having differing potentials. The first number of pins is larger than the number of bus lines. A first device measures and evaluates the potential on at least one of the pins, while a second device assigns to the sensor element a specific address coding from the measured and evaluated potentials. The invention also relates to a bus system and to a method of operating the bus system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Timo Kauntz, Carsten Lorenz, Guido Villino
  • Patent number: 6856244
    Abstract: An identification device for retrofitting a child seat is provided for detecting the child seat on a vehicle seat in a motor vehicle by means of a child seat detection device. A transceiver component, connected to a control and evaluation device, for transmitting an electromagnetic transmission signal and for receiving an electromagnetic reception signal, is arranged as part the child seat detection device in the vehicle seat or in the direct vicinity of the vehicle seat. The reception of the transmission signal in the identification device causes transmission of the reception signal. The identification device has external wiring. By means of a defined mechanical manipulation which brings about a defined change in the external wiring, the identification device can be changed from an inactive initial state to an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Roland Jung, Carsten Lorenz, Michael Meyer, Harald Rudolf, Frank Schink
  • Publication number: 20040216939
    Abstract: The invention relates to an occupant restraining system in a motor vehicle, having a seatbelt and a belt force limiting device, in which the restraining force level can be changed by a control signal. According to the invention, the belt force limiting device (16) is switched by a control signal from a lower restraining force level to a higher restraining force level when a risk-determining stage (12) determines that there is a risk to the occupant in the form of a possible impact of the occupant against a vehicle interior component located in front of him.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Carsten Lorenz, Michael Meyer, Manfred Mueller, Harald Rudolf, Frank Schink
  • Patent number: 6693521
    Abstract: A sensor device (11) which can be attached at at least two different installation locations in a motor vehicle (10) by at least one attachment device and which has a data output. The sensor device (11) is installed at a predefined installation location in the motor vehicle (10) by attachment to at least one predefined attachment point (13), the attachment point (13) being characteristic of the installation location in such a way that the attachment to the one predefined attachment point (13) generates a predefined electrical effect, and the sensor device (11) is installed at another predefined installation location in the motor vehicle (10) by attachment to at least one other predefined attachment point (14), the attachment to the other predefined attachment point (14) generates a different predefined electrical effect. It is possible to determine the actual installation location of the sensor device (11) by sensing the generated electrical effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Carsten Lorenz, Michael Meyer, Frank Schink
  • Publication number: 20030066702
    Abstract: An identification device for retrofitting a child seat is provided for detecting the child seat on a vehicle seat in a motor vehicle by means of a child seat detection device. A transceiver component, connected to a control and evaluation device, for transmitting an electromagnetic transmission signal and for receiving an electromagnetic reception signal, is arranged as part the child seat detection device in the vehicle seat or in the direct vicinity of the vehicle seat. The reception of the transmission signal in the identification device causes transmission of the reception signal. The identification device has external wiring. By means of a defined mechanical manipulation which brings about a defined change in the external wiring, the identification device can be changed from an inactive initial state to an active state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Roland Jung, Carsten Lorenz, Michael Meyer, Harald Rudolf, Frank Schink
  • Publication number: 20020193937
    Abstract: A sensor device (11) which can be attached at at least two different installation locations in a motor vehicle (10) by at least one attachment device and which has a data output. The sensor device (11) is installed at a predefined installation location in the motor vehicle (10) by attachment to at least one predefined attachment point (13), the attachment point (13) being characteristic of the installation location in such a way that the attachment to the one predefined attachment point (13) generates a predefined electrical effect, and the sensor device (11) is installed at another predefined installation location in the motor vehicle (10) by attachment to at least one other predefined attachment point (14), the attachment to the other predefined attachment point (14) generates a different predefined electrical effect. It is possible to determine the actual installation location of the sensor device (11) by sensing the generated electrical effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Carsten Lorenz, Michael Meyer, Frank Schink