Patents by Inventor Harald Kraus

Harald Kraus 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: 20220177751
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of solid polycarbodiimide resins having a softening temperature of >+30° C. as cross-linking agents for adhesive dispersions polymers. The mixtures from at least one solid polycarbodiimide resin and at least one polymer dispersion are suitable for producing storage stable latent-reactive adhesive dispersions, latent-reactive adhesive layers, self-supporting latent reactive adhesive films or latent-reactive adhesive powders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Laas, Harald Kraus, Martin Melchiors
  • Publication number: 20220056265
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of aqueous dispersion adhesives on the basis of a mixture of aqueous polyurethane or polyurethane-urea dispersions for bonding foam substrates according to the spray coagulation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Robert Liberati, Peter Kueker, Martin Melchiors
  • Patent number: 11247388
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are still free NCO groups in the material including the fusible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Ralf Rott, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Patent number: 11213999
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are furthermore blocked NCO groups present in the material comprising the fusible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Patent number: 11198786
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of aqueous dispersion adhesives on the basis of a mixture of aqueous polyurethane or polyurethane-urea dispersions for bonding foam substrates according to the spray coagulation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Robert Liberati, Peter Kueker, Martin Melchiors
  • Publication number: 20210317307
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of aqueous dispersion adhesives on the basis of a mixture of aqueous polyurethane or polyurethane-urea dispersions for bonding foam substrates according to the spray coagulation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Robert Liberati, Peter Kueker, Martin Melchiors
  • Publication number: 20210317351
    Abstract: The invention relates to formulations of aqueous dispersion adhesives on the basis of aqueous polyurethane or polyurethane-urea dispersions and the use of the adhesive formulations for bonding foam substrates according to the spray coagulation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Robert Liberati, Peter Kueker, Martin Melchiors
  • Publication number: 20210252778
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are furthermore blocked NCO groups present in the material comprising the fusible polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Publication number: 20210245424
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are still free NCO groups in the material including the fusible polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Ralf Rott, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Patent number: 11078820
    Abstract: A method for producing a honeycomb structure having at least one at least partially structured metal foil, such that, in subregions of the honeycomb structure, a portion of the at least one metal foil is arranged spaced apart from an adjacently arranged portion of the at least one metal foil so as to be electrically insulated by an air gap therebetween, includes: providing the at least one metal foil; providing a forming plate having a bearing surface and having at least one first web structure extending from the bearing surface in an axial direction, the first web structure extending in a plane parallel to the bearing surface and defining the air gap to be produced in the honeycomb structure; and arranging the at least one metal foil on the bearing surface in the first web structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Alf Niedmann, Emmanuel Kraus, Alexander Möseler, Ferdi Kurth, Harald Kraus
  • Publication number: 20200340385
    Abstract: A method for producing a honeycomb structure having at least one at least partially structured metal foil, such that, in subregions of the honeycomb structure, a portion of the at least one metal foil is arranged spaced apart from an adjacently arranged portion of the at least one metal foil so as to be electrically insulated by an air gap therebetween, includes: providing the at least one metal foil; providing a forming plate having a bearing surface and having at least one first web structure extending from the bearing surface in an axial direction, the first web structure extending in a plane parallel to the bearing surface and defining the air gap to be produced in the honeycomb structure; and arranging the at least one metal foil on the bearing surface in the first web structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Alf NIEDMANN, Emmanuel KRAUS, Alexander MOSELER, Ferdi KURTH, Harald KRAUS
  • Publication number: 20200339808
    Abstract: The invention relates to dispersion adhesives based on aqueous polyurethane or polyurethane-urea dispersions, which meet the requirements for industrial shoe manufacturing, in particular with simultaneous drying and activation at low temperatures, and also to the use of the dispersion adhesives for the production of adhesive composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Harald KRAUS, Wolfgang ARNDT, Evgeny AVTOMONOV
  • Patent number: 9997379
    Abstract: A gas dispenser in a process module for wet processing of wafer-shaped articles is substantially smaller than the article to be processed and is movable laterally of the article as it dispenses inert gas above the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Marco Nardoni, Michael Brugger
  • Patent number: 9546490
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing a part of a building comprises the step of adhesively bonding a textile to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive. The invention relates further to such a reinforced part of a building and to the use of a textile in combination with an adhesive for reinforcing a part of a building, wherein the textile is adhesively bonded to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt, Matthias Wintermantel, Heinz-Werner Lucas, Dirk Dijkstra, Lothar Stempniewski, Moritz Urban
  • Patent number: 9475971
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel waterborne adhesives which are polymerizable by UV light and are capable of being activated by heat, and which particularly display good adhesion to difficult substrates, such as ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA) with a low vinyl acetate content, or rubber. The invention further provides a novel method in which, after the application of the waterborne adhesive to an article and drying, irradiation with UV light and at the same time or thereafter activation by heat are performed. The adhesive film which is irradiated and activated in this way is then bonded to a further article. The invention also provides the use of the adhesives to make items such as shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Wolfgang Arndt, Harald Kraus, Jan Weikard
  • Patent number: 9453147
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion comprising at least one polyurethane polymer with a melting temperature in the range of 30° C. to 50° C. and (cold contact) adhesives comprising such a polyurethane dispersion, a method for creating an adhesive bonding and the use of such (cold contact) adhesives for creating an adhesive bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt, Matthias Wintermantel
  • Patent number: 9353221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous dispersions containing hydrophilized polycarbodiimides, methods for producing the aqueous dispersions according to the invention, their use as a constituent of binders in adhesives, lacquers, paints, paper coating compounds or in fiber nonwovens and articles made of wood, metal, textile, leather or plastic, which are treated with the aqueous dispersion according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Evgeny Avtomonov, Harald Kraus, Sebastian Dörr, Dirk Achten, Jörg Büchner
  • Publication number: 20160131307
    Abstract: A method for determining a tank pressure in a tank before the tank is filled with pressurised, gaseous hydrogen, according to which method an accumulator, in which the hydrogen to be used to fill the tank is stored as liquid hydrogen, is connected to the tank by means of a filling line and a subsequent check valve of the tank wherein hydrogen is pumped from the accumulator into the filling line by means of a pump and the filling-line pressure arising in the filling line during the pumping is measured, wherein the check valve is opened if the filling-line pressure exceeds the tank pressure, and wherein the tank pressure is determined as the filling-line pressure that exists when the check valve is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Wilfried-Henning REESE, Harald KRAUS, Tobias KEDERER, Michael WESTERMEIER
  • Patent number: 9321939
    Abstract: Method for the production of adhesive-coated articles, articles obtainable thereby and their use A method for the production of adhesive-coated articles comprises the steps of: (I) providing a substrate; (II) applying a first polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer onto the substrate, the first polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer being capable of attaining an at least partially crystalline state with a final degree of crystallinity and wherein during and/or after the application the first polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer is present in a non-crystalline state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Jörg Büchner, Harald Kraus, Pantea Nazaran, Matthias Wintermantel
  • Patent number: RE48584
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing a part of a building comprises the step of adhesively bonding a textile to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive. The invention relates further to such a reinforced part of a building and to the use of a textile in combination with an adhesive for reinforcing a part of a building, wherein the textile is adhesively bonded to the surface of the part of a building by means of an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt, Matthias Wintermantel, Heinz-Werner Lucas, Dirk Dijkstra, Lothar Stempniewski, Moritz Urban