Patents by Inventor Dirk Simon

Dirk Simon 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: 20220028287
    Abstract: There is provided an aircraft flight control system comprising: a computing arrangement including an input interface and an output interface; wherein in operation the computing arrangement executes instructions to provide indications related to an estimated atmospheric contamination risk to at least one aircraft at selected locations and altitudes or pressures, by (i) receiving at least one aircraft flight plan data from the input interface; wherein at least one aircraft flight plan data includes at least one of time, a pressure or an altitude, a trajectory and a location representing at least one aircraft flight; (ii) determining the estimated atmospheric contamination risk using a measure of the at least one atmospheric contaminant for the at least one aircraft flight based upon a location, an altitude or pressure, a trajectory and a time information extracted from the at least one aircraft flight plan data; and (iii) providing, via the output interface, a resultant indication related to the estimated atmos
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Adam Durant, Antony Rix, Dirk Simon, Daniel Bannister, Gregory Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210206919
    Abstract: Process for producing polyamide powders by precipitation The present invention relates to a process for producing polyamide powders and to the polyamide powders obtainable by this process. The present invention additionally relates to the use of the polyamide powder as sintering powder in selective laser sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Angela ULZHÖFER, Simon GRAMLICH, Rainer OSTERMANN, Achim STAMMER, Dirk SIMON, Ning ZHU
  • Patent number: 10757953
    Abstract: Hardstock fat having an amount of saturated fatty acids of at least 80 wt %, ? wherein the amount of H3mixed triglycerides is between 45 and 60 wt %, H3mixed being a group of triglycerides consisting of triglycerol esters of 3 H fatty acids wherein H is a saturated fatty acids having a length of C16 and/or C18, wherein the triglycerol ester is composed of two different fatty acids; ? and wherein the amount of H2Xmixed triglycerides is at least 10 wt %, H2Xmixed being a group of triglycerides consisting of H2M triglycerides and H2O triglycerides, wherein H2M triglycerides are triglycerol esters with two H fatty acid and one M fatty acid wherein M is a saturated fatty acid of a length of C12 and/or C14, and wherein H2O triglycerides are triglycerol esters with two H fatty acid and one O fatty acid wherein O is a unsaturated fatty acid of a length of C18, wherein the H2M and H2O triglycerides are composed of three different fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: UPFIELD EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Simon Hendrikus Van Horsen, Hindrik Huizinga, Cornelis Laurentius Sassen
  • Patent number: 10619684
    Abstract: A partially lined motor-vehicle disk brake of the first caliper type, with a housing including an actuator system as a normal force generator mounted in a slidably guided fashion on a holder, with at least one friction lining which is configured in a hammerhead shape with claws and which is accommodated in a guided fashion with pull-support in holder arms with receptacle recesses in the holder. In order to avoid reversing clicks, the holder is embodied as a closed frame in that holder webs connect the holder arms to one another, and the holder webs are positioned tangentially in front of the housing limbs of the housing. Accordingly, the force flux in the holder is closed, and in the case of pull suspension all the holder arms are nevertheless included in the force flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Thorsten Adam, Jens Bauer, Dietrich Golz, Mathias Haag, Valentin Hummel, Christoph Kalff, Norman Langer, Christian Lankes, Ralph Petri, Dirk Simon
  • Publication number: 20200029414
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flat flexible coating arrangement comprising a coating surface (9) for placing on a body region of a living being and at least one electrode (3, 3?) arranged above the coating surface (9), and a dielectric (1) containing the at least one electrode (3, 3?), the at least one electrode (3, 3?) comprising a supply line for an AC high voltage in order to form a dielectrically impeded plasma. Said arrangement enables fusion processes over the course of the plasma treatment and optionally wound healing without removing the coating arrangement from the body region by means of at least one built-in sensor (14) for determining at least one parameter of the body region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Leonhard TRUTWIG, Mirko HAHNL, Karl-Otto STORCK, Melanie RICKE, Dirk WANDKE, Dirk SIMON
  • Publication number: 20190010999
    Abstract: A partially lined motor-vehicle disk brake of the first caliper type, with a housing including an actuator system as a normal force generator mounted in a slidably guided fashion on a holder, with at least one friction lining which is configured in a hammerhead shape with claws and which is accommodated in a guided fashion with pull-support in holder arms with receptacle recesses in the holder. In order to avoid reversing clicks, the holder is embodied as a closed frame in that holder webs connect the holder arms to one another, and the holder webs are positioned tangentially in front of the housing limbs of the housing. Accordingly, the force flux in the holder is closed, and in the case of pull suspension all the holder arms are nevertheless included in the force flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thorsten Adam, Jens Bauer, Dietrich Golz, Mathias Haag, Valentin Hummel, Christoph Kalff, Norman Langer, Christian Lankes, Ralph Petri, Dirk Simon
  • Patent number: 9661864
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a spreadable edible dispersion wherein a mixture of oil and solid structuring agent particles is subjected to stirring and an aqueous phase and/or solid phase is gradually added to the mixture until a dispersion of the desired oil content is obtained, wherein the solid structuring agent particles have a microporous structure of submicron size particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Unilever BCS US, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Petronella Barendse, Eckhard Floter, Wim Theodorus Hogervorst, Dirk Simon Hendriks Van Horsen, Hindrik Huizinga, Gijsbert Michiel Peter van Kempen
  • Patent number: 9566972
    Abstract: A main brake cylinder, for use within an electronic braking system for motor vehicles, having a device for contactless monitoring of a position of a piston that can be linearly moved along a piston axis. The device includes a movable element and a sensor unit. The sensor unit is fixedly arranged on a housing of the main brake cylinder and is connected to an electronic evaluation unit for processing signals from the device. According to the invention, in order to further increase function precision, to lower manufacturing expenditure, number of components, and costs, to reduce overall length, and to improve calibration options, a magnetic field is realized such as to be emittable from the sensor unit, and a yoke is dedicated to the piston for position-dependently changing the magnetic field such that the change can be detected by the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Thomas Voigtmann, Dirk Simon, Ingo Knewitz
  • Publication number: 20160325265
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing polyamides by means of a spray nozzle arrangement for the collision of spray jets, comprising at least one spray nozzle forming a first spray jet having a first spray jet cross-sectional surface and a first spray jet longitudinal extension axis, and comprising a second spray jet forming a second spray jet having a second spray jet cross-sectional surface and a second spray jet longitudinal extension axis, wherein the first and second spray jets have a spray direction that is facing the gravitational field, and are arranged opposite one another such that in a spray direction facing the gravitational field, the formed spray jets collide in a collision area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: NING ZHU, Rainer OSTERMANN, Heinrich SACK, Alexander GOETZ, Achim STAMMER, Dirk SIMON
  • Publication number: 20150118384
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a spreadable edible dispersion wherein a mixture of oil and solid structuring agent particles is subjected to stirring and an aqueous phase and/or solid phase is gradually added to the mixture until a dispersion of the desired oil content is obtained, wherein the solid structuring agent particles have a microporous structure of submicron size particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: CONOPCO INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Sandra Petronella BARENDSE, Eckhard Floter, Wim Theodorus HOGERVORST, Dirk Simon Hendriks VAN HORSEN, Hindrik HUIZINGA, Gijsbert Michiel Peter van KEMPEN
  • Publication number: 20150033839
    Abstract: A main brake cylinder, for use within an electronic braking system for motor vehicles, having a device for contactless monitoring of a position of a piston that can be linearly moved along a piston axis. The device includes a movable element and a sensor unit. The sensor unit is fixedly arranged on a housing of the main brake cylinder and is connected to an electronic evaluation unit for processing signals from the device. According to the invention, in order to further increase function precision, to lower manufacturing expenditure, number of components, and costs, to reduce overall length, and to improve calibration options, a magnetic field is realized such as to be emittable from the sensor unit, and a yoke is dedicated to the piston for position-dependently changing the magnetic field such that said change can be detected by the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Thomas Voigtmann, Dirk Simon, Ingo Knewitz
  • Patent number: 8927045
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a spreadable edible dispersion wherein a mixture of oil and solid structuring agent particles is subjected to stirring and an aqueous phase and/or solid phase is gradually added to the mixture until a dispersion of the desired oil content is obtained, wherein the solid structuring agent particles have a microporous structure of submicron size particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Sandra Petronella Barendse, Eckhard Floter, Wim Theodorus Hogervorst, Dirk Simon Hendriks Van Horsen, Hindrik Huizinga, Gijsbert Michiel Peter van Kempen
  • Publication number: 20140091031
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the preparation of antimicrobial membranes by inclusion of low leaching, control release silver-based antimicrobial additives as described in claim 1 into the polymer matrix and forming this into a semipermeable membrane. The antimicrobial agents protect the membrane system against bacterial and/or algal decay and assist in maintaining a high efficiency of the membrane filtration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: POLYMERS CRC LTD.
    Inventors: JALEH MANSOURI, DIRK SIMON, ARUN PRASATH RAMASWAMY, VICKI CHEN, THOMAS WEISS
  • Publication number: 20120263860
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a spreadable edible dispersion wherein a mixture of oil and solid structuring agent particles is subjected to stirring and an aqueous phase and/or solid phase is gradually added to the mixture until a dispersion of the desired oil content is obtained, wherein the solid structuring agent particles have a microporous structure of submicron size particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: CONOPCO INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Sandra Petronella BARENDSE, Eckhard FLÖTER, Wim Theodorus HOGERVORST, Dirk Simon Hendriks VAN HORSEN, Hindrik HUIZINGA, Gijsbert Michiel Peter van KEMPEN
  • Patent number: 8262945
    Abstract: Photochromic compositions are disclosed comprising a polymeric material, a photochromic dye, a hydroxyphenyl triazine UV absorber and, optionally, a further light stabilizer selected from the sterically hindered amines. These systems provide a reversible photochromic effect and show improved light stabilization and color fastness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Mara Destro, Dario Lazzari, Dirk Simon, Manuele Vitali
  • Patent number: 8147895
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a spreadable edible dispersion wherein a mixture of oil and solid structuring agent particles is subjected to stirring and an aqueous phase and/or solid phase is gradually added to the mixture until a dispersion of the desired oil content is obtained, wherein the solid structuring agent particles have a microporous structure of submicron size particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Petronella Barendse, Eckhard Flöter, Wim Theodorus Hogervorst, Dirk Simon Hendriks Van Horsen, Hindrik Huizinga, Gijsbert Michiel Peter van Kempen
  • Publication number: 20110024355
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the preparation of antimicrobial membranes by inclusion of low leaching, control release silver-based antimicrobial additives as described in claim 1 into the polymer matrix and forming this into a semipermeable membrane. The antimicrobial agents protect the membrane system against bacterial and/or algal decay and assist in maintaining a high efficiency of the membrane filtration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: POLYMERS CRC LTD.
    Inventors: Jaleh Mansouri, Dirk Simon, Arun Prasath Ramaswamy, Vicki Chen, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 7820865
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to new photolatent compounds of the formula I wherein R1 and R2 are each independently of the other C1-C10alkyl or C3-C8cycloalkyl, R3 is hydrogen or C1-C4alkyl, and wherein the photochemically cleaved group R4OH is selected from the group consisting of fragrances, UV absorbers, anti-microbials, anti-fogging agents and clarifiers; with the proviso that, when R1 and R2 are tert-butyl and R3 is hydrogen, R4 is not methyl or phenyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Ciba Corporation
    Inventors: Katharina Fritzsche, Walter Fischer, Johannes Benkhoff, Karin Powell, Dirk Simon
  • Patent number: 7807764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerizable composition comprising a) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer and b) at least one hydroxylamine of high molecular weight, preferably a long chain alkyl substituted hydroxylamine. Further aspects of the present invention are a process for polymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers, and the use of high molecular weight hydroxylamines for controlled polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventors: Hendrik Wermter, Dirk Simon, Rudolf Pfaendner
  • Publication number: 20100036083
    Abstract: The invention relates to the preparation of polyamides in the presence of a phosphonate, which is already added at the beginning of the polycondensation or polyaddition process. The resulting prepolymer exhibits a high molecular weight and is almost colorless. A further aspect of the invention is the use of a phosphonate for increasing the molecular weight and modification of polyamides during polycondensation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jochen Fink, Rudolf Pfaendner, Dirk Simon, Constantine D. Papaspyrides, Stamatina N. Vougiouka