Patents by Inventor Frank Kramer

Frank Kramer 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: 20210106008
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of treating an aqueous system inhibits growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or reduces the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method includes adding treatment agents to an aqueous system wherein said treatment agents include a phosphonium compound and a hypohalite compound. In one embodiment, the phosphonium compound includes tri n-butyl n-tetradecyl phosphonium chloride (TTPC) and the hypohalite compound includes sodium hypochlorite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frank KRAMER
  • Publication number: 20210085262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of accompanying patients and alleviating the symptoms of a disease, particularly in patients suffering from cardiac insufficiency. The invention relates to a method and a system for monitoring the state of health of a large number of patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank KRAMER, Wilfried DINH
  • Publication number: 20200337590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment of cardiac insufficiency. A sensor for measuring the tissue fluid content in the region of the rib cage is implanted in a person suffering from cardiac insufficiency. If the tissue fluid content does not get back to normal within a defined period of time and under treatment with the available standard therapy, treatment with a V1a/V2 vasopessin receptor antagonist is recommended. Dosage of the V1a/V2 vasopressin receptor antagonist and duration of the treatment with the V1a/V2 vasopressin receptor antagonist can be determined on the basis of the acquired sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank KRAMER, Wilfried DINH, Daniel FORLER, Hubert TRÜBEL
  • Publication number: 20200148562
    Abstract: A method treats an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method includes adding treatment agents to an aqueous system wherein said treatment agents include (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) a compound having formula: M(XO2)n wherein: M is a Group I or Group II metal; X is a halogen; and n is 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frank KRAMER, Christy Colleen WENTWORTH
  • Patent number: 10570033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one example, there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method includes adding treatment agents to an aqueous system wherein said treatment agents include: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) a compound having formula: M(XO2)n wherein: M is a Group I or Group II metal; X is a halogen; and n is 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ITALMATCH CHEMICALS GB LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frank Kramer, Christy Colleen Wentworth
  • Publication number: 20200027540
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of supporting patients in the repeated taking of drugs within the context of a therapeutic treatment. The invention relates to a method, to a system, and to a computer program product that monitor the taking of drugs by a patient and inform the patient or a doctor or another person if a drug portion should not be taken in order to thus optimize the effectiveness of the treatment or reduce risks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hubert TRÜBEL, Philip Patrick BÖHME, Martin VAN EICKELS, Wilfried DINH, Frank KRAMER, Carlos CASTELLON
  • Patent number: 10538442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one embodiment there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method comprises adding treatment agents to said aqueous system and wherein said treatment agents comprise: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) a halogen oxide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BWA WATER ADDITIVES UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frank Kramer
  • Publication number: 20190144742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to friction reducers and to well treatment fluids. In one embodiment there is provided a friction reducing composition comprising (a) a phosphonium compound and (b) a polymeric friction reducer. In a further embodiment there is provided a well treatment fluid comprising a phosphonium compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frank Kramer
  • Patent number: 10214684
    Abstract: The present invention relates to friction reducers and to well treatment fluids. In one embodiment there is provided a friction reducing composition comprising (a) a phosphonium compound and (b) a polymeric friction reducer. In a further embodiment there is provided a well treatment fluid comprising a phosphonium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BWA WATER ADDITIVES UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frank Kramer
  • Patent number: 10004233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one embodiment there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method comprises adding treatment agents to said aqueous system and wherein said treatment agents comprise: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) an oxazolidine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BWA Water Additives UK Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frank Kramer
  • Patent number: 9957173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one embodiment there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method comprises adding treatment agents to said aqueous system and wherein said treatment agents comprise: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) an nitro compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BWA Water Additives UK Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frank Kramer, Christy Colleen Wentworth
  • Publication number: 20170327391
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one example, there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method includes adding treatment agents to an aqueous system wherein said treatment agents include: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) a compound having formula: M(XO2)n wherein: M is a Group I or Group II metal; X is a halogen; and n is 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: BWA WATER ADDITIVES UK LIMITED
    Inventors: JEFFREY FRANK KRAMER, CHRISTY COLLEEN WENTWORTH
  • Publication number: 20170101331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one embodiment there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method comprises adding treatment agents to said aqueous system and wherein said treatment agents comprise: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) an nitro compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: JEFFREY FRANK KRAMER, CHRISTY COLLEEN WENTWORTH
  • Publication number: 20170094976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one embodiment there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method comprises adding treatment agents to said aqueous system and wherein said treatment agents comprise: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) an quaternary ammonium salt (b) having formula: wherein R2 represents a C1-C6 group which is saturated or unsaturated and which is unsubstituted or substituted by a halogen; and X represents either chlorine or bromine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: JEFFREY FRANK KRAMER, CHRISTY COLLEEN WENTWORTH
  • Publication number: 20170094975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one embodiment there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method comprises adding treatment agents to said aqueous system and wherein said treatment agents comprise: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) an oxazolidine compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: JEFFREY FRANK KRAMER
  • Publication number: 20170088770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to friction reducers and to well treatment fluids. In one embodiment there is provided a friction reducing composition comprising (a) a phosphonium compound and (b) a polymeric friction reducer. In a further embodiment there is provided a well treatment fluid comprising a phosphonium compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frank Kramer
  • Publication number: 20170057851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water treatment. In one embodiment there is provided a method of treating an aqueous system to inhibit growth of one or more micro-organisms therein and/or to reduce the number of live micro-organisms therein. The method comprises adding treatment agents to said aqueous system and wherein said treatment agents comprise: (a) a phosphonium compound; and (b) a halogen oxide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frank Kramer
  • Publication number: 20160288045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to scrubbers, particularly though not exclusively to scrubbers for treating hydrogen sulfide and mercaptan containing air streams and to scrubber media for use therein. There are provided scrubber media comprising a polycarboxylic acid composition. Also provided are methods of treating a scrubber media by addition of a polycarboxylic acid composition as well as scrubber apparatus containing a scrubber media comprising a polycarboxylic acid composition. Also provided are methods of treating a gas stream by introducing a gas stream into a scrubber media which comprises a polycarboxylic acid composition and a polycarboxylic acid composition for use to extend the operating life of a scrubber media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: JEFFREY FRANK KRAMER, THOMAS SCLAFANI
  • Publication number: 20120074764
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fabricated vehicle wheel and method for producing the same. The wheel includes a rim and a disc secured to the rim. The disc includes a plurality of outwardly extending spokes, an outer rim connecting flange defining a side edge surface and a window formed therein between adjacent pairs of spokes and having a predetermined shape defined by the adjacent pairs of spokes and the side edge surface of the rim connecting flange such that each of the windows extends to an outermost periphery of the wheel disc, at least one of the windows includes at least a first window portion and a second window portion, the first window portion being formed by a first piercing operation and the second window portion being formed by a second piercing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick McCorry, Tom Czarniecki, Monty Csapo, Todd Duffield, Matthias Grutgen, Frank Kramer, Alan Coleman
  • Patent number: 7984551
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fabricated vehicle wheel and method for producing the same. The wheel includes a rim and a disc secured to the rim. The disc includes a plurality of outwardly extending spokes, an outer rim connecting flange defining a side edge surface and a window formed therein between adjacent pairs of spokes and having a predetermined shape defined by the adjacent pairs of spokes and the side edge surface of the rim connecting flange such that each of the windows extends to an outermost periphery of the wheel disc, at least one of the windows includes at least a first window portion and a second window portion, the first window portion being formed by a first piercing operation and the second window portion being formed by a second piercing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick McCorry, Tom Czarniecki, Monty Csapo, Todd Duffield, Matthias Grutgen, Frank Kramer, Alan Coleman