Patents by Inventor Frank Küster

Frank Küster 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: 20210040351
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an electronic control device. The method includes: providing a housing body with a first part and a second part; providing a multilayer assembly having a first pressure sensitive adhesive polymeric layer of a first pressure sensitive adhesive composition adjacent to a second pressure sensitive adhesive polymeric foam layer of a second pressure sensitive adhesive composition; wherein the second pressure sensitive adhesive composition includes: a polymer base material selected from the group consisting of polyacrylates, polyurethanes, polyolefins, polyamines, polyamides, polyesters, polyethers, polyisobutylene, polystyrenes, polyvinyls, polyvinylpyrrolidone, natural rubbers, synthetic rubbers, and any combinations, copolymers or mixtures thereof; adhering the first pressure sensitive adhesive polymeric layer to the first part; and adhering the second part to the second pressure sensitive adhesive polymeric foam layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Claudia Torre, Kerstin Unverhau, Frank Kuester, Jan Wieneke, Andrea Stricker
  • Publication number: 20200265739
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to enhancing reading retention of users reading electronic text. A set of user data associated with a user currently reading electronic text on a device is received, the set of user data indicative of a reading retention of the user. The set of user data is analyzed to determine whether a retention enhancement action should be issued. In response to a determination that a retention action should be issued, the retention enhancement action is issued at the device the user is currently reading electronic text on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Reinhold Geiselhart, Frank Küster, Vassil Radkov Dimov, Zalina Baysarova, Iliyana Ivanova
  • Publication number: 20200265740
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to enhancing reading retention of users reading electronic text. A set of user data associated with a user currently reading electronic text on a device is received, the set of user data indicative of a reading retention of the user. The set of user data is analyzed to determine whether a retention enhancement action should be issued. In response to a determination that a retention action should be issued, the retention enhancement action is issued at the device the user is currently reading electronic text on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Reinhold Geiselhart, Frank Küster, Vassil Radkov Dimov, Zalina Baysarova, Iliyana Ivanova
  • Publication number: 20200125627
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining at least one smoothed data point (tk, sk) within a stream of data points {ti, si} with 1?i?z, k<z is disclosed. Herein, the stream of data points {ti, si} is consecutively acquired in a manner that a data point (ti, si) is acquired after an acquisition of a preceding data point (ti-1, si?1), wherein each data point (ti, si) comprises a valid value or an invalid value or a missing value for the signal si at a time ti. Herein, the signal si at the time ti comprises physical, chemical, biological, environmental, and/or technical data acquired by means of a technical set-up. According to the method, a set of data points is provided, wherein for each smoothed data point (tk, sk) a smoothing set is created. For each smoothed data point (tk, sk), trailing data resulting from large gaps are removed until it is verified whether the smoothing set comprises a minimal number of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Küster, Roland Krivànek, Achim Müller
  • Publication number: 20190194501
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of adhering a first part to a second part, wherein the first part and the second part are used for outdoor applications and comprise a thermoplastic or a thermosetting organic polymer. The present disclosure is also directed to a composite assembly comprising: a) a first part and a second part used for outdoor applications and comprising a thermoplastic or a thermosetting organic polymer; and b) a multilayer pressure sensitive adhesive foam tape as described in the present disclosure, wherein the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer is adhered to the first part, and the second pressure sensitive adhesive layer is adhered to the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Doreen Eckhardt, Claudia Torre, Regina Sikora, Kerstin Unverhau, Jan U. Wieneke, Frank Kuester, Jan Heimink, Jan D. Forster, Bettina Radek, Steven D. Bray, Zhong Chen
  • Publication number: 20180298236
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of adhering a first part to a second part, wherein the first part and the second part are used for outdoor applications and comprise a thermoplastic or a thermosetting organic polymer. The present disclosure is also directed to a composite assembly comprising: a) a first part and a second part used for outdoor applications and comprising a thermoplastic or a thermosetting organic polymer; and b) a multilayer pressure sensitive adhesive foam tape as described in the present disclosure, wherein the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer is adhered to the first part, and the second pressure sensitive adhesive layer is adhered to the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Doreen Eckhardt, Claudia Torre, Regina Sikora, Kerstin Unverhau, Jan Wieneke, Frank Kuester, Jan Heimink, Jan Forster, Bettina Radek, Thomas Q. Chastek, Ross J. DeVolder, Shujun J. Wang, Robert D. Waid, Panu K. Zoller, Peggy S. Willett, Gregory B. Gadbois, Jeremy D. Unruh, Steven D. Bray, Jack J. Williams, III, Zhong Chen
  • Publication number: 20180215964
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a thermally conductive pressure sensitive adhesive composition, comprising: a) an acrylic polymer component; and b) a boron nitride mixture composition comprising: i. a first type of hexagonal boron nitride primary particle agglomerates having a first average agglomerate size d50 comprised between 100 and 420 m; ii. optionally, hexagonal boron nitride primary particles having an average primary particle size d50 comprised between 3 and 25 m; iii. optionally, a second type of hexagonal boron nitride primary particle agglomerates having a second average agglomerate size d50 which is lower than the first average agglomerate size d50; iv.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jan U. Wieneke, Susanne H. Rieder-Otterburg, Frank Kuester, Simone Raynoschek, Armin Kayser, Krishna B. Uibel
  • Patent number: 9845414
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multilayer pressure sensitive adhesive assembly comprising at least a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer superimposed to a second polymer layer, wherein a curable liquid precursor of the first pressure sensitive adhesive polymer layer comprises a low Tg (meth)acrylate copolymer and a high Tg (meth)acrylate copolymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of above 20,000 Daltons. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing such a pressure sensitive adhesive assembly and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jan U. Wieneke, Frank Kuester, Zhong Chen, Jingjing Ma, Kerstin Unverhau, Doreen Eckhardt, Claudia Torre, Jonathan E. Janoski, Jayshree Seth, Arlin L. Weikel
  • Publication number: 20160196235
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining at least one smoothed data point (tk, sk) within a stream of data points {ti, si} with 1?i?z, k<z is disclosed. Herein, the stream of data points {ti, si} is consecutively acquired in a manner that a data point (ti, si) is acquired after an acquisition of a preceding data point (ti-1, si-1), wherein each data point (ti, si) comprises a valid value or an invalid value or a missing value for the signal si at a time ti. Herein, the signal si at the time ti comprises physical, chemical, biological, environmental, and/or technical data acquired by means of a technical set-up. According to the method, a set of data points is provided, wherein for each smoothed data point (tk, sk) a smoothing set is created. For each smoothed data point (tk, sk), trailing data resulting from large gaps are removed until it is verified whether the smoothing set comprises a minimal number of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Frank Küster, Roland Krivànek, Achim Müller
  • Publication number: 20160096980
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multilayer pressure sensitive adhesive assembly comprising at least a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer superimposed to a second polymer layer, wherein a curable liquid precursor of the first pressure sensitive adhesive polymer layer comprises a low Tg (meth)acrylate copolymer and a high Tg (meth)acrylate copolymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of above 20,000 Daltons. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing such a pressure sensitive adhesive assembly and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Jan U. Wieneke, Frank Kuester, Zhong Chen, Jingjing Ma, Kerstin Unverhau, Doreen Eckhardt, Claudia Torre, Jonathan E. Janoski, Jayshree Seth, Arlin L. Weikel
  • Publication number: 20160083628
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive assembly comprising at least a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer comprising a hollow non-porous particulate filler material, wherein the surface of the hollow non-porous particulate filler material is provided with a hydrophobic surface modification. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing such a pressure sensitive adhesive assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Jan Heimink, Kerstin Unverhau, Jan D. Forster, Jan U. Wieneke, Frank Kuester, Siegfried R. Goeb, Doreen Eckhardt, Regina Sikora, Ruchi Pandey, Suresh S. Iyer
  • Publication number: 20150307751
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a multilayer pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) assembly, comprising at least one pressure sensitive adhesive layer and a polymeric foam layer, wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive layer comprises a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprising a reaction product of a polymerizable material comprising: a) 2-propylheptyl acrylate as a first monomer; and optionally b) a second monomer having an ethylenically unsaturated group. The present disclosure is also directed to a method of manufacturing such a multilayer PSA assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Doreen Eckhardt, Regina Sikora, Jan U. Wieneke, Jan D. Forster, Kerstin Unverhau, Frank Kuester
  • Patent number: 8714991
    Abstract: A busbar adapter has a mounting rail for attaching a switching device to the busbar adapter, wherein the mounting rail can be attached to the busbar adapter at different positions. The mounting rail includes leg elements and the busbar adapter includes passages through which a respective one of the leg elements of the mounting rail extend with a latch from a first boundary surface of the passages on which the mounting rail rests, to a second boundary surface of the passages, such that the respective latch of the leg elements is, with a retaining surface thereof, arranged in a distance to the second boundary surface which corresponds to a dimension of a slider positively insertable between the retaining surface and the second boundary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Kayma, Pierre Plath, Frank Kuester, Matthias Kienholz
  • Publication number: 20130189862
    Abstract: A busbar adapter has a mounting rail for attaching a switching device to the busbar adapter, wherein the mounting rail can be attached to the busbar adapter at different positions. The mounting rail includes leg elements and the busbar adapter includes passages through which a respective one of the leg elements of the mounting rail extend with a latch from a first boundary surface of the passages on which the mounting rail rests, to a second boundary surface of the passages, such that the respective latch of the leg elements is, with a retaining surface thereof, arranged in a distance to the second boundary surface which corresponds to a dimension of a slider positively insertable between the retaining surface and the second boundary surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO., KG
    Inventors: Joerg Kayma, Pierre Plath, Frank Kuester, Matthias Kienholz
  • Patent number: 7892186
    Abstract: The invention includes an assembly having a handle for articulating an articulator in an ergonomically improved manner. The handle can be adapted to articulate a distal portion of the articulator when squeezed. The handle can have at least one accessible attachment mechanism useful for reattachably attaching the articulator and the handle during a medical procedure. The invention also includes methods of making and using such a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Heraeus Materials S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Soukup, Gregory L. Townsend, Mark A. Pederson, William Frank Kuester, III
  • Patent number: 7691437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising the steps of: (i) providing an essentially solvent-free mixture comprising one or more free radically polymerizable monomers having one ethylenically unsaturated group and at least one free-radical polymerization initiator, (ii) partially polymerizing said mixture to provide a partially polymerized mixture exhibiting a Brookfield viscosity of between 1,000 and 125,000 mPa·s at 20° C. and a degree of conversion of monomers to polymer of between 30-60 wt. % with respect to the initial mass of the monomers prior to polymerization, (iii) adding one or more free-radical radiation polymerization initiators to the partially polymerized mixture to provide a radiation-curable precursor, (iv) applying the radiation-curable precursor to a substrate, and (v) further polymerizing the radiation-curable precursor by subjecting it to actinic irradiation to provide said pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark F. Ellis, Siegfried R. Goeb, Andreas H. Graichen, Frank Kuester
  • Patent number: 7144402
    Abstract: A vascular clamp and a method for temporarily occluding a vessel. The vascular clamp comprises two jaws, two handles, and a pivoting point. A biasing mechanism is positioned between the handles for biasing the handles apart so that a closing force is imparted along the length of the jaws. The pivoting points pivotally connect the jaws together and are also configured to allow one jaw to be lifted relative to the other jaw. The method of temporarily occluding a blood vessel comprises the steps of providing a vascular clamp as described above and positioning the clamp about a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Synovis Life Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William Frank Kuester, III
  • Publication number: 20050095370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising the steps of: (i) providing an essentially solvent-free mixture comprising one or more free radically polymerizable monomers having one ethylenically unsaturated group and at least one free-radical polymerization initiator, (ii) partially polymerizing said mixture to provide a partially polymerized mixture exhibiting a Brookfield viscosity of between 1,000 and 125,000 mPa·s at 20° C. and a degree of conversion of monomers to polymer of between 30-60 wt. % with respect to the initial mass of the monomers prior to polymerization, (iii) adding one or more free-radical radiation polymerization initiators to the partially polymerized mixture to provide a radiation-curable precursor, (iv) applying the radiation-curable precursor to a substrate, and (v) further polymerizing the radiation-curable precursor by subjecting it to actinic irradiation to provide said pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Ellis, Siegfried Goeb, Andreas Graichen, Frank Kuester
  • Publication number: 20040254596
    Abstract: A vascular clamp and a method for temporarily occluding a vessel. The vascular clamp comprises two jaws, two handles, and a pivoting point. A biasing mechanism is positioned between the handles for biasing the handles apart so that a closing force is imparted along the length of the jaws. The pivoting points pivotally connect the jaws together and are also configured to allow one jaw to be lifted relative to the other jaw. The method of temporarily occluding a blood vessel comprises the steps of providing a vascular clamp as described above and positioning the clamp about a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Synovis Life Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William Frank Kuester
  • Publication number: 20040137222
    Abstract: The invention refers to a transparent pressure-sensitive adhesive layer the pressure-sensitive adhesive of which comprises: (i) the reaction product obtainable by polymerizing a precursor comprising (a) one or more alkyl(meth)acrylate monomers the alkyl groups of which comprise independently from each other 4 to 20 carbon atoms, and (b) one or more moderately polar Lewis base-functional copolymerizable monomers, and (ii) one or more tackifying resins wherein; the concentration of the alkyl acrylate monomer or monomers and the thickness of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer are selected so that the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a 90° peel adhesion from polycarbonate after a dwell time of 72 as measured according to FINAT method no. 2 of at least 35 N/1.27 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Siegfried K. Welke, Frank Kuester, Robert R.L. Smolders, Eddy L.C. Verheyen