Patents by Inventor Christoph Klein

Christoph Klein 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).

  • Patent number: 11911772
    Abstract: A blade head for granulating strands of material comprises a blade carrier and at least one granulating blade fastened thereto. The respective granulating blade is fastened to a positioning component which bears against the blade carrier for the rough positioning of the granulating blade. For fine positioning purposes, at least one adjusting element bears against the respective granulating blade. The blade head permits simple, user-friendly and precise assembly and setting of the respective granulating blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: COPERION GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Oleg Rudi, Tatiana Vlasova, Jürgen Alexander Schweikle, Maria Hölzel, Maximilian Breuer
  • Publication number: 20230372998
    Abstract: A device for producing hot-rolled metal strips has a casting machine that produces and transports slabs in a transport line of the casting machine. A rolling mill forms the slabs into corresponding metal strips during transport along a transport line of the rolling mill. A combination transport and temperature-influencing device is arranged between the casting machine and the rolling mill transports the slabs at least along the transport line of the rolling mill, feeds the slabs to the rolling mill and sets the temperature of the slabs to a rolling temperature. A surface device is arranged between the casting machine and the combination transport and temperature-influencing device and processes and/or treats and/or inspects at least one of the surfaces of the slabs. A temperature-influencing device is arranged between the casting machine and the combination transport and temperature-influencing device and modifies the temperature of the slabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Björn KINTSCHER, Kerstin SPILL, Christoph KLEIN, Gokhan ERARSLAN, Jens KREIKEMEIER
  • Patent number: 11702701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for diagnosing, staging and treating cancer, in particular melanoma. In particular, the present invention provides methods for determining the stage/type of a cancerous disease, comprising detecting somatic alterations of the DNA of one or more disseminated cancer cells (DCCs), obtained after homing to a distant organ, such as lymph node; and determining the somatic evolution of the DCC(s) based on the detected somatic alterations, wherein the somatic evolution is indicative of the stage/type of the cancerous disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignees: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., UNIVERSITÄT REGENSBURG
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Sebastian Scheitler, Melanie Werner-Klein, Martin Hoffmann, Isabelle Hodak
  • Patent number: 11686287
    Abstract: A method of operating at least one wind turbine including: receiving a first signal which is indicative of a level of a remuneration for electrical energy, which is fed currently and/or in the future into a grid to which the wind turbine is connected, producing a control signal dependent on the first signal, and controlling the wind turbine with the control signal for generating power of the wind turbine, that is dependent on the control signal. A wind turbine and a central control for carrying out such a method and a system comprising a central control and a plurality of wind turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Brombach, Swantje Amelsberg, Christoph Klein
  • Publication number: 20220339695
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing and further processing slabs of a metal, preferably steel, comprises: a continuous casting apparatus, which is designed to produce at least one cast strand and to transport it in a transport direction; a cutting device, which is arranged behind the continuous casting apparatus, as seen in the transport direction, and is designed to cut the cast strand into slabs; at least a first route and a second route, which implement, at least in some portions, different process lines for the further processing of the slabs; and a process control system, which is designed to make a route decision on a slab-specific basis as a function of at least one measured or calculated process parameter, which route decision assigns one of the plurality of routes to the respective slab, and to initiate the further processing of the corresponding slab along the assigned route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Luc NEUMANN, Frank LENSING, Christoph KLEIN, Michael POGREBINSKI, Björn KINTSCHER, Michael PANDER
  • Publication number: 20220018333
    Abstract: A method of operating at least one wind turbine including: receiving a first signal which is indicative of a level of a remuneration for electrical energy, which is fed currently and/or in the future into a grid to which the wind turbine is connected, producing a control signal dependent on the first signal, and controlling the wind turbine with the control signal for generating power of the wind turbine, that is dependent on the control signal. A wind turbine and a central control for carrying out such a method and a system comprising a central control and a plurality of wind turbines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Johannes BROMBACH, Swantje AMELSBERG, Christoph KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20210283668
    Abstract: In the case of a production plant which comprises in series a thin-slab continuous casting plant (1), which is arranged upstream of a roller hearth furnace (2), the roller hearth furnace (2) and a rolling mill (3), which is arranged downstream of the roller hearth furnace (2) and has an assigned reeling plant (21), wherein the continuous casting plant (1) and the rolling mill (3) can be operated in a continuous operating mode, the intention is to provide a solution that allows a slab buffer capacity to be provided for a continuously operated thin slab continuous casting plant when there is a fault causing a standstill in the transport of the slab or strip. This is achieved by the production plant having four slab or strip cutting devices (10, 14, 17, 24), which are arranged upstream and downstream of the roller hearth furnace (2), in a section along the length of the roller hearth furnace (2) and on the outlet side of a first separate roll line (12) of the rolling mill (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventor: Christoph Klein
  • Publication number: 20210260599
    Abstract: A blade head for granulating strands of material comprises a blade carrier and at least one granulating blade fastened thereto. The respective granulating blade is fastened to a positioning component which bears against the blade carrier for the rough positioning of the granulating blade. For fine positioning purposes, at least one adjusting element bears against the respective granulating blade. The blade head permits simple, user-friendly and precise assembly and setting of the respective granulating blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Oleg Rudi, Tatiana Vlasova, Jürgen Alexander Schweikle, Maria Hölzel, Maximilian Breuer
  • Patent number: 11000888
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal strip in a cast-rolling installation, the cast-rolling installation includes the following: a casting machine, a first furnace, a first shear, a roughing train, a second furnace, a second shear, a finishing train, a cooling section, a reeling system, and a third shear. In order to allow a flexible reaction to different operating conditions, at least one of the following operating modes is selected in order to produce the strip: a) a continuous rolling, in which the casting machine, the roughing train, and the finishing train are operatively connected together; b) a continuous rolling in the roughing train and a single-strip rolling in the finishing train; c) a single-strip rolling in the roughing train and a single-strip rolling in the finishing train; and d) a semi-continuous rolling in the roughing train and/or a semi-continuous rolling in the finishing train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Jürgen Seidel, Christoph Klein, Matthias Peters, Cosimo Andreas Cecere
  • Publication number: 20210121924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casting-rolling system (1) for generating a thin or ultra-thin band from a cast thin slab made of steel in batch or continuous operation, comprising at least one casting system (2a, 2b) for casting a thin slab with a casting thickness from 90 mm to 150 mm, preferably from 90 mm to 140 mm, particularly preferably from 100 mm to 130 mm, and a casting width of at least 600 mm, preferably at least 1000 mm, at least one continuous furnace (7a, 7b) arranged downstream of the at least one casting system (2a, 2b), as well as at least 7, preferably 8 roll stands (9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) arranged downstream of the continuous furnace (7a, 7b), wherein the at least one casting system (2a, 2b) comprises a casting mould (3a, 3b) with long sides spaced apart from one another by at least 90 mm to 150 mm, preferably 90 mm to 140 mm, particularly preferably 100 mm to 130 mm, and wherein the casting-rolling system (1) has no induction heater for reheating the cast thin slab and/or the rolle
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Dieter ROSENTHAL, Christoph KLEIN
  • Patent number: 10988166
    Abstract: A method for generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) adapted to a present driving situation (PDS) of a motor vehicle using an active steering assistance system (SAS), including ascertaining the present driving situation (PDS); classifying the ascertained present driving situation (PDS) into at least one of a group of driving situation categories (DSC); and generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) using the active steering assistance system (SAS). Wherein the amount and/or a time profile of the auxiliary steering torque (AST) depends on the classification of the present driving situation (PDS) into one of the driving situation categories (DSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Giersiefer, Patrick Glet, Christoph Klein
  • Publication number: 20200141611
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electric heating element for use in a water storage unit, comprising a metal attaching element for attaching the electric heating element on the water storage unit, an electrically operated heating element, an anode for cathodic corrosion protection, and an adjustable resistor element, wherein the heating element is electrically contacted with the attaching element and/or the water storage unit via the adjustable resistor element, and the heating element and the anode are arranged in physical proximity to one another on the attaching element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Wilfried BYTYN, Christoph KLEIN-SCHMEINK, Jens GRUETZMANN
  • Publication number: 20200061685
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal strip in a cast-rolling installation, the cast-rolling installation includes the following: a casting machine, a first furnace, a first shear, a roughing train, a second furnace, a second shear, a finishing train, a cooling section, a reeling system, and a third shear. In order to allow a flexible reaction to different operating conditions, at least one of the following operating modes is selected in order to produce the strip: a) a continuous rolling, in which the casting machine, the roughing train, and the finishing train are operatively connected together; b) a continuous rolling in the roughing train and a single-strip rolling in the finishing train; c) a single-strip rolling in the roughing train and a single-strip rolling in the finishing train; and d) a semi-continuous rolling in the roughing train and/or a semi-continuous rolling in the finishing train.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jürgen SEIDEL, Christoph KLEIN, PETERS Matthias, Cosimo Andreas CECERE
  • Patent number: 10273538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel method of error-free sequencing of DNA. Further, the present invention provides for a four-part oligonucleotide, comprising a fixed sequence, a randomized sequence, a restriction nuclease recognition site and/or restriction site, and a primer binding site. The invention also relates to the use of the sequenced DNA fragments obtained by the methods of the invention in methods for DNA sequence analysis, generation of cell lineage trees or assessment of copy numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Stefan Kirsch, Zbigniew Tadeusz Czyz, Urs Lahrmann
  • Publication number: 20190071126
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driver assistance system to support or automate the transverse control of a vehicle by applying a steering torque to an electrically assisted steering system. The driver assistance system is configured to determine a target value for a course curvature of a movement path of the vehicle, which the transverse control is based through a calculation of a Bézier curve. The calculation uses images of a traffic lane, recorded via a camera, located in front of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas GIERSIEFER, Jens DORNHEGE, Patrick GLET, Christoph KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20190062845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for diagnosing, staging and treating cancer, in particular melanoma. In particular, the present invention provides methods for determining the stage/type of a cancerous disease, comprising detecting somatic alterations of the DNA of one or more disseminated cancer cells (DCCs), obtained after homing to a distant organ, such as lymph node; and determining the somatic evolution of the DCC(s) based on the detected somatic alterations, wherein the somatic evolution is indicative of the stage/type of the cancerous disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph KLEIN, Sebastian SCHEITLER, Melanie WERNER-KLEIN, Martin HOFFMANN, Isabelle HODAK
  • Publication number: 20180319424
    Abstract: A method for generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) adapted to a present driving situation (PDS) of a motor vehicle using an active steering assistance system (SAS), including ascertaining the present driving situation (PDS); classifying the ascertained present driving situation (PDS) into at least one of a group of driving situation categories (DSC); and generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) using the active steering assistance system (SAS). Wherein the amount and/or a time profile of the auxiliary steering torque (AST) depends on the classification of the present driving situation (PDS) into one of the driving situation categories (DSC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Giersiefer, Patrick Glet, Christoph Klein
  • Patent number: 10010915
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal strip (1) by casting and rolling, wherein first a slab (3) is cast in a caster (2) by dispensing metal from a mold (4), wherein the slab (3) is deflected from the vertical direction to the horizontal direction in the region of a strand guide (5), wherein the slab (3) is then tempered in a furnace (6), wherein the slab (3) is rolled in a rolling train (7) after the furnace (6) and wherein the slab (3) is processed either in discontinuous batch operation or in continuous or semi-continuous operation in dependence on a specified manner of operation. According to the invention, in order to create optimal process conditions for all desired operating modes, the slab (3) to be rolled or the metal strip (1) being rolled is subjected to heating in the region of the rolling train (7) at least between two roll stands (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) by means of an inductor (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SMS Group GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Klein, Christian Bilgen, Christian Klinkenberg, Michael Pander, Luc Neumann, Dieter Rosenthal, Cosimo Andreas Cecere
  • Patent number: 9778644
    Abstract: A method for control of a drive for a tool or workpiece uses pilot control and a device with a control apparatus, the pilot control taking place depending on a frequency of movement. At least one of a frequency component of the reference value, a spectrum of the reference value, and a part thereof is used as the frequency of movement. At least one pilot factor is determined depending on the frequency of movement, and the at least one determined pilot factor, multiplied with a pilot value that corresponds to or is a derivative of the reference variable is used for pilot control. In this way, a contouring error can be advantageously reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Schneider GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Christoph Klein
  • Publication number: 20160348164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel method of error-free sequencing of DNA. Further, the present invention provides for a four-part oligonucleotide, comprising a fixed sequence, a randomized sequence, a restriction nuclease recognition site and/or restriction site, and a primer binding site. The invention also relates to the use of the sequenced DNA fragments obtained by the methods of the invention in methods for DNA sequence analysis, generation of cell lineage trees or assessment of copy numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph KLEIN, Stefan KIRSCH, Zbigniew Tadeusz CZYZ, Urs LAHRMANN