Patents by Inventor Daniel Decker

Daniel Decker 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: 20120135217
    Abstract: This invention refers to hybrid pre-polymers and polymers, produced through conversion from difunctional, oligofunctional and/or polyfunctional cyanates and/or from their pre-polymers with monomeric, oligomeric and/or polymeric silazanes. The polymers are duromers with high glass transition temperature and fracture toughness, compared to duromers from the respective cyanate source material. In their pre-polymerized state, they can be dissolved in solvents and are therefore suitable as impregnating resins for prepregs. In addition, they can be processed to become moldings. Their burning properties are described as particularly outstanding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicants: Clariant International, Ltd., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Monika Bauer, Daniel Decker, Frank Richter, Maciej Gwiazda
  • Publication number: 20100312017
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of an aromatic carbonyl compound by the oxidation of a methyl group or methylene group bonded to the aromatic group in which the aromatic substance is reacted in the presence of an oxidising agent and a sulphoxide, a sulphoxide being selected for the oxidation of a specific aromatic substance whose ionisation potential, in terms of magnitude, differs from the ionisation potential of the aromatic substance to be oxidised by a maximum of ±0.25 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Klaus Forstinger, Thomas Sommer, Daniel Decker, Andreas Martin, Angela Köckritz, Michael Kant, Alexander Hofmann
  • Patent number: 7461823
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for retaining an attachment, such as an awning, to the wall of a recreational vehicle. The apparatus includes a flexible strap assembled from a plurality of strap segments. Male and female portions of adjacent strap segments are joined together to form a flexible interconnection between adjacent strap segments. The apparatus also includes an upper mounting portion for fixedly connecting a first end of the strap to the wall, and a lower mounting portion for detachably connecting a second end of the strap to the wall. Also disclosed are methods of installing and using an apparatus for retaining a recreational vehicle attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: B & D Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Decker, Eric Becker, John Kromka, Josh Middel
  • Publication number: 20080105806
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for retaining an attachment, such as an awning, to the wall of a recreational vehicle. The apparatus includes a flexible strap assembled from a plurality of strap segments. Male and female portions of adjacent strap segments are joined together to form a flexible interconnection between adjacent strap segments. The apparatus also includes an upper mounting portion for fixedly connecting a first end of the strap to the wall, and a lower mounting portion for detachably connecting a second end of the strap to the wall. Also disclosed are methods of installing and using an apparatus for retaining a recreational vehicle attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: DANIEL DECKER, ERIC BECKER, JOHN KROMKA, JOSH MIDDEL
  • Publication number: 20080066383
    Abstract: A gate regulator assists in unloading agricultural material from forage boxes by enabling a box gate to swing open without restriction, but the controlled the gate for slow swinging closed. At a gate release position, the gate regulator releases control of the gate so it swings freely by gravity from the release position to the closed position, and the freely swinging gate has enough momentum to relatch the gate closed. The gate regulator includes a fluid cylinder with a cylinder pin that is received in an L-shaped slot on the gate. During controlled swinging closed, the cylinder pin is within one of the slots of the L-shaped slot. At the gate release position, the junction of the two slots is at the cylinder pin, which then has room to move freely in the other slot and release the slot from the cylinder pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel Decker, Kelly Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 7323599
    Abstract: A process for preparing amines of the general formula (I) R1R2CHNR3R4??(I) in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen, straight-chain or branched, halogenated or halogen-free C1-C12-alkyl, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, C6-C10-aryl or C7-C11-aralkyl, by catalytic, hydrogenating amination of carbonyl compounds of the general formula (II) R1—C(?O)—R2??(II) with nitrogen compounds of the general formula (III) HNR3R4??(III) in the presence of bifunctional catalyst systems comprising a.) a hydrogenation-active catalyst component comprising one or more metals of transition group 8 of the Periodic Table and b.) one or more solid, acidic cocatalysts, wherein the hydrogenating amination is carried out in the presence of aqueous ammonia or aqueous amine of the formula (III) and at least one organic solvent miscible with ammonia or the aqueous amine of the formula (III).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Clariant Speciality Fine Chemicals (Deutschland) GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Schramm, Daniel Decker, Klaus Forstinger, Klemens Flick
  • Publication number: 20070078282
    Abstract: A process for preparing amines of the general formula (I) R1R2CHNR3R4??(I) in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen, straight-chain or branched, halogenated or halogen-free C1-C12-alkyl, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, C6-C10-aryl or C7-C11-aralkyl, by catalytic, hydrogenating amination of carbonyl compounds of the general formula (II) R1—C(?O)—R2??(II) with nitrogen compounds of the general formula (III) HNR3R4??(III) in the presence of bifunctional catalyst systems comprising a.) a hydrogenation-active catalyst component comprising one or more metals of transition group 8 of the Periodic Table and b.) one or more solid, acidic cocatalysts, wherein the hydrogenating amination is carried out in the presence of aqueous ammonia or aqueous amine of the formula (III) and at least one organic solvent miscible with ammonia or the aqueous amine of the formula (III).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel Schramm, Daniel Decker, Klaus Forstinger, Klemens Flick
  • Publication number: 20060267308
    Abstract: A step lighting assembly is provided that is adapted for interconnection to a retractable step assembly generally found on recreational vehicles. One embodiment of the present invention includes a light bar with at least one motion sensor interconnected to a light source. The light bar thus provides light that illuminates the edge of the step when one approaches the vehicle or exits the vehicle thereby increasing safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Decker, Alec Brock, Jeffery Samson, Zach Conrad, Randall Nichols, John Goers
  • Publication number: 20060241300
    Abstract: The invention relates to mixtures containing 5 to 99.5 wt. % of a compound of formula (I), 95 to 0.5 wt. % of a compound of formula (II) and a maximum of 10 wt. % of one of several compounds of general formula (III a), wherein A1-A32 which are independent from each other are equal or different and represent a straight-chained or branched alkyl or alkenyl having 1-12 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl having 48 carbon atoms, an aryl having 6-12 carbon atoms, an aralkyl having 7-12 carbon atoms, or A1-A2, A3-A4, A5-A6 etc. -A31-A32 which are independent from each other and are equal or different and are connected together directly or via O or N-A33 to a ring having 3-7 ring members, A33 represents an alkyl having 1-4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Wessel, Daniel Decker, Thomas Sommer, Hagen Huenig, Reinhard Schwesinger
  • Patent number: 7098371
    Abstract: Method of hydrodechlorinating nuclear-chlorinated o-xylenes and recovering o-xylene, forming hydrogen chloride, the nuclear-chlorinated o-xylenes being hydrogenated in the gas phase at a noble-metal-containing catalyst at a temperature in the range from 220 to 360° C. The catalyst preferably comprises palladium or platinum, in particular supported palladium or platinum. The nuclear-chlorinated o-xylenes can be used individually or as mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Clarient GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Ernst Mack, Daniel Decker
  • Patent number: 7078571
    Abstract: A process for preparing 1,3-di-halo-substituted benzene derivatives (II) from 2,6-di-halo-substituted benzaldehydes (I) (where X1, X2 are each independently F, Cl, Br, and R1, R2, R3 are each independently H, halogen, OH, C1–C12-alkyl, CF3, CHO, C6–C14-aryl, Oalkyl, Oaryl, NO2) by reacting with an alkaline medium, which comprises initially charging the alkaline medium and metering in the 2,6-di-halo-substituted benzaldehyde (I) or initially charging the 2,6-di-halo-substituted benzaldehyde (I) and metering in the alkaline medium
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Brand, Daniel Decker, Thomas Wessel
  • Publication number: 20060123707
    Abstract: A gate regulator increases the productivity of unloading agricultural material from forage boxes. The gate regulator enables a box gate to swing open without restriction, but the gate is controlled for slow swinging closed. At a gate release position, the gate regulator releases control of the gate such that it swings freely by gravity from the release position to the closed position. The freely swinging gate has enough momentum to automatically relatch the gate closed. In one embodiment, the gate regulator includes a fluid cylinder with a cylinder pin that is received in an L-shaped slot on the gate. During controlled swinging closed, the cylinder pin is within one of the slots of the L-shaped slot. At the gate release position, the junction of the two slots is at the cylinder pin, which then has room to move freely in the other slot and thereby release the slot from the cylinder pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Decker, Kelly Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 6930216
    Abstract: A method for the nuclear chlorination of ortho-xylene using a chlorinating agent in the presence of at least one Friedel-Crafts catalyst and chloro-substituted 2,8-dimethylphenoxathiin as co-catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Ernst Mack, Hans-Jürgen Leitung, Daniel Decker
  • Publication number: 20040087816
    Abstract: A process for preparing 1,3-di-halo-substituted benzene derivatives (II) from 2,6-di-halo-substituted benzaldehydes (I) (where X1, X2 are each independently F, Cl, Br, and R1, R2, R3 are each independently H, halogen, OH, C1-C12-alkyl, CF3, CHO, C6-C14-aryl, Oalkyl, Oaryl, NO2) by reacting with an alkaline medium, which comprises initially charging the alkaline medium and metering in the 2,6-di-halo-substituted benzaldehyde (I) or initially charging the 2,6-di-halo-substituted benzaldehyde (I) and metering in the alkaline medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Brand, Daniel Decker, Thomas Wessel
  • Publication number: 20040054239
    Abstract: A method for the nuclear chlorination of ortho-xylene using a chlorinating agent in the presence of at least one Friedel-Crafts catalyst and chloro-substituted 2,8-dimethylphenoxathiin as co-catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Ernst Mack, Hans-Jurgen Leitung, Daniel Decker
  • Publication number: 20040054245
    Abstract: Method of hydrodechlorinating nuclear-chlorinated o-xylenes and recovering o-xylene, forming hydrogen chloride, the nuclear-chlorinated o-xylenes being hydrogenated in the gas phase at a noble-metal-containing catalyst at a temperature in the range from 220 to 360° C. The catalyst preferably comprises palladium or platinum, in particular supported palladium or platinum. The nuclear-chlorinated o-xylenes can be used individually or as mixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Ernst Mack, Daniel Decker
  • Patent number: 6673963
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing sorbic acid by thermal cleavage in a solvent of the polyester prepared from crotonaldehyde and ketene, the cleavage of the polyester being carried out in the presence of 20 to 100% by weight of a secondary or tertiary aliphatic, alicyclic nitrogen- and/or oxygen-containing amine, or aliphatic-aromatic substituted amine, as catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Decker, Guenter Roscher, Christoph Mollenkopf, Erwin Weiss, Stefan Purps
  • Publication number: 20030060658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing sorbic acid by thermal cleavage in a solvent of the polyester prepared from crotonaldehyde and ketene, the cleavage of the polyester being carried out in the presence of 20 to 100% by weight of a secondary or tertiary aliphatic, alicyclic nitrogen- and/or oxygen-containing amine, or aliphatic-aromatic substituted amine, as catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel Decker, Guenter Roscher, Christoph Mollenkopf, Erwin Weiss, Stefan Purps
  • Patent number: 6002020
    Abstract: Good yields and selectivities are achieved in a process for preparing an isochroman-3-one of the formula (I) ##STR1## by reacting a 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran of the formula (II) ##STR2## with carbon monoxide at a CO pressure of from 0.1 to 20 MPa in the presence of an ionic halide, a palladium catalyst and a dipolar aprotic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Geissler, Daniel Decker, Peter Gross
  • Patent number: D594364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: B & D Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Decker