Patents by Inventor Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf 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: 20210354376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a treated object, comprising the steps: a) producing an object by means of additive manufacturing, the object being produced by the repeated arrangement, layer by layer, of at least one first material on a substrate spatially selectively in accordance with a cross-section of the object, the method comprising the additional method step: b) at least partially bringing the object, which is still on the substrate or has already been detached from the substrate and which has been produced by additive manufacturing, into contact with a liquid heated to ?T or a powder bed of a second material heated to ?T for a time ?1 minute in order to obtain the treated object, T standing for a temperature of ?25° C. The invention further relates to an object produced by a method of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Frank-Stefan Stern, Christoph Tomczyk, Roland Wagner, Bettina Mettmann, Thomas Buesgen, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Maximilian Wolf
  • Patent number: 11170600
    Abstract: A system for vending consumer goods in a vehicle includes a container for storing consumable units of at least one sort of consumer goods, a sensor system including at least one first sensor configured to detect removal of a consumable unit from the container by a consumer, and a computer system connected to the sensor system via a data network. The computer system includes a user database storing a user account assigned to the consumer and a service database storing a price for each consumable unit. Each user account comprises a service payment account listing services and a corresponding amount of money due for each service. The computer system is configured to retrieve from the service database a price for the removed consumable unit and to charge the service payment account of the consumer with an amount of money corresponding to the price of the removed consumable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ingmar Langer, Lukas Gass, Frank Wolf, Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20210334055
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing printed products from print job requests includes supplying a computer with job forecasts of print jobs through at least one interface and preferences of a print shop through the interface or a further interface. The computer uses an exclusion filter to filter out non-matching print jobs by comparing the preferences of the print shop with the job forecasts and, based on non-excluded print jobs, creates preference classes for print jobs, receives data of print job requests through the interface, compares the data of the print job requests to the calculated preference classes of the print jobs to filter out non-matching print job requests, and forwards only remaining, matching print job requests to a production machine of a print shop, which accepts the print job requests as print jobs and processes them on the production machine to manufacture the printed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Bernhard Wagensommer, Rainer Wolf, Frank Kropp, Gottfried Grasl, Dominic Stahl, Georg Roessler, Juergen Grimm
  • Publication number: 20210284736
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for inhibiting tumor evasion by reducing immune checkpoint suppression. In some embodiments, provided herein are compositions that block the interaction between PD-1 and its ligand (e.g., PD-1 and/or PD-L2) while promoting the interaction of the cells on which PD-1 and its ligand are expressed. Also provided are methods of using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Bing Gong, Rachel Rennard, Amanda Frank Oliphant, Cheuk Lun Leung, Benjamin Jacob Wolf, Ugur Eskiocak, Pearl Bakhru, Diana I. Albu
  • Publication number: 20210287477
    Abstract: A system for vending consumer goods in a vehicle includes a container for storing consumable units of at least one sort of consumer goods, a sensor system including at least one first sensor configured to detect removal of a consumable unit from the container by a consumer, and a computer system connected to the sensor system via a data network. The computer system includes a user database storing a user account assigned to the consumer and a service database storing a price for each consumable unit. Each user account comprises a service payment account listing services and a corresponding amount of money due for each service. The computer system is configured to retrieve from the service database a price for the removed consumable unit and to charge the service payment account of the consumer with an amount of money corresponding to the price of the removed consumable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ingmar LANGER, Lukas GASS, Frank WOLF, Michael SCHREIBER
  • Publication number: 20210269242
    Abstract: A layer pick system optimizes usage of a layer picker gantry or robotic arm by arranging and/or displacing the gantry or arm in optimal locations with respect to one or more groups of pallets, and/or by grouping pallets by their attributes and arranging the same group of pallets close to each other. In some implementations, a plurality of pallets is categorized into multiple groups by different velocities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Frank Eckman, Daniël Walet, Elliott Gerard Wolf, Frank Baijens, Sudarsan Thattai
  • Publication number: 20210095139
    Abstract: A coating for mitigating metal whiskers on a metal surface includes a polymeric coating material; and a metal ion complexing agent impregnated within the polymeric coating material, the metal ion complexing agent having a standard reduction potential) (E°) that is greater than a metal in the metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Thomas M. Deppert, William C. Mollberg, Frank A. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10950974
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging cable system is provided. The system includes a charging cable assembly having an electric cable and a connector device coupled thereto. The connector device includes a connector housing and a first electric contact arrangement therein. A cable storage device stores the electric cable, and a retainer device includes a retainer housing having a first receiving opening for receiving the connector device and a socket portion arranged adjacent to the first receiving opening for receiving a DC-charging plug of a charging plug. The first receiving opening defines a cross-section corresponding to an outer contact surface of the connector housing. The connector device is positionable in a stowage position in which the connector housing is received within the first receiving opening, and in a detached position to clear the first receiving opening. The socket portion defines a second receiving opening which accommodates a second electric contact arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Stefan Hoffmann, Frank Wolf, Manfredo Agresti, Johannes Heichel, Humayun Yousofzy, Uwe Meinz, Balaji Sevanan Kari, Marco Favilli, Ingmar Langer, Eduardo Rates Garcia, Dennis Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 10913869
    Abstract: A coating for mitigating metal whiskers on a metal surface includes a polymeric coating material; and a metal ion complexing agent impregnated within the polymeric coating material, the metal ion complexing agent having a standard reduction potential (E°) that is greater than a metal in the metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Thomas M. Deppert, William C. Mollberg, Frank A. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20210006010
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging cable system is provided. The system includes a charging cable assembly having an electric cable and a connector device coupled thereto. The connector device includes a connector housing and a first electric contact arrangement therein. A cable storage device stores the electric cable, and a retainer device includes a retainer housing having a first receiving opening for receiving the connector device and a socket portion arranged adjacent to the first receiving opening for receiving a DC-charging plug of a charging plug. The first receiving opening defines a cross-section corresponding to an outer contact surface of the connector housing. The connector device is positionable in a stowage position in which the connector housing is received within the first receiving opening, and in a detached position to clear the first receiving opening. The socket portion defines a second receiving opening which accommodates a second electric contact arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Stefan Hoffmann, Frank Wolf, Manfredo Agresti, Johannes Heichel, Humayun Yousofzy, Uwe Meinz, Balaji Sevanan Kari, Marco Favilli, Ingmar Langer, Eduardo Rates Garcia, Dennis Fleischmann
  • Publication number: 20200329681
    Abstract: An aquarium or terrarium (7) with a gravel and/or sand layer (6) arranged in the aquarium or terrarium (7), at least having a base element (4) which is arranged at a distance from the base of the aquarium or terrarium (7). The at least one base element (4) is used as a support for the sand and/or gravel layer (6) in that the sand and/or gravel is rigidly connected to the respective base element (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Gerd Lukoschus, Frank Wolf
  • Patent number: 10403995
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an interface element attachable to a circuit board and a plurality of peripheral connectors. The interface element has an inner contact electrically contacting the circuit board and a connecting interface. The peripheral connectors are each individually matable with the connecting interface. The peripheral connectors include a peripheral plug connector having a plurality of plug connector pins and a peripheral lead connector having a plurality of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Walldorf, Calogero Mauro Buscemi, Markus Strelow, Chistian Schrettlinger, Frank Wolf, Steffen Burger, Chris Buechling, Mike Laub, Ulrich Buchmann
  • Publication number: 20190077976
    Abstract: A coating for mitigating metal whiskers on a metal surface includes a polymeric coating material; and a metal ion complexing agent impregnated within the polymeric coating material, the metal ion complexing agent having a standard reduction potential (E°) that is greater than a metal in the metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Thomas M. Deppert, William C. Mollberg, Frank A. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10184054
    Abstract: A coating for mitigating metal whiskers on a metal surface includes a polymeric coating material; and a metal ion complexing agent impregnated within the polymeric coating material, the metal ion complexing agent having a standard reduction potential (E°) that is greater than a metal in the metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Thomas M. Deppert, William C. Mollberg, Frank A. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20180006390
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an interface element attachable to a circuit board and a plurality of peripheral connectors. The interface element has an inner contact electrically contacting the circuit board and a connecting interface. The peripheral connectors are each individually matable with the connecting interface. The peripheral connectors include a peripheral plug connector having a plurality of plug connector pins and a peripheral lead connector having a plurality of wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Walldorf, Calogero Mauro Buscemi, Markus Strelow, Chistian Schrettlinger, Frank Wolf, Steffen Burger, Chris Buechling, Mike Laub, Ulrich Buchmann
  • Publication number: 20170349767
    Abstract: A coating for mitigating metal whiskers on a metal surface includes a polymeric coating material; and a metal ion complexing agent impregnated within the polymeric coating material, the metal ion complexing agent having a standard reduction potential (E°) that is greater than a metal in the metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Thomas M. Deppert, William C. Mollberg, Frank A. Wolf
  • Patent number: 9625001
    Abstract: A torsional vibration damper, including: an axis of rotation; a drive plate; an output flange; and a spring retainer plate including a first side facing in a first axial direction, a second side facing in a second axial direction, and a plurality of spring stops formed of a same material forming the spring retainer plate. Each spring stop: extends from the first side at least partially in the first axial direction; and includes first and second circumferentially separated end surfaces separated, in the first axial direction, from the first side by first and second gaps, and a plurality of springs. Each spring includes a first circumferential end engaged with a respective first end surface and a second circumferential end engaged with a respective second end surface. The spring retainer plate partially surrounds the plurality of springs and retains the plurality of springs in a radially outward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Alfredo Jimenez Perez Mitre, Brian C. Zaugg, Victor Norwich, Joshua David Cerreta, Frank Wolf
  • Patent number: 9465016
    Abstract: A method is provided for isolating a compound in a sample by chromatography. The method includes determining an analytical gradient of an analytical system; performing an analytical run using the analytical gradient; identifying a target compound in the sample and determining an analytical retention time of the target compound using chromatographic results of the analytical run; determining an elution point of the target compound using the analytical retention time, the analytical gradient and characteristics of the analytical system; determining automatically a focusing gradient of a preparative system, including a slope segment; and performing a preparative run using the focusing gradient to separate the target compound from the sample. The slope segment includes a slope determining a concentration of solvent in a solvent mixture, which linearly increases from a first offset below the elution point of the target compound to a second offset above the elution point of the target compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Wolf, Vlastimil Hruska, Andreas Tei, Manuel Renz
  • Patent number: 9453553
    Abstract: A spring retainer for a torsional vibration damper, including: first and second oppositely facing sides; at least one curved portion forming at least part of a radially outermost portion of the spring retainer and including: at least a portion of the first side enclosing at least one space and including at least one indentation extending in a circumferential direction; and at least a portion of the second side including at least one protrusion extending in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co.
    Inventors: Frank Wolf, Rolf Mueller
  • Publication number: 20150260257
    Abstract: A torsional vibration damper, including: an axis of rotation; a drive plate; an output flange; and a spring retainer plate including a first side facing in a first axial direction, a second side facing in a second axial direction, and a plurality of spring stops formed of a same material forming the spring retainer plate. Each spring stop: extends from the first side at least partially in the first axial direction; and includes first and second circumferentially separated end surfaces separated, in the first axial direction, from the first side by first and second gaps, and a plurality of springs. Each spring includes a first circumferential end engaged with a respective first end surface and a second circumferential end engaged with a respective second end surface. The spring retainer plate partially surrounds the plurality of springs and retains the plurality of springs in a radially outward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Alfredo Jimenez Perez Mitre, Brian C. Zaugg, Victor Norwich, Joshua David Cerreta, Frank Wolf