Patents by Inventor Herbert Mueller

Herbert Mueller 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).

  • Patent number: 10716907
    Abstract: A nebulizer is proposed which receives a container with a fluid and an indicator device. The indicator device stops further use of the container in a locked state when a predetermined number of uses has been reached or exceeded. In the locked state, a locking device locks the nebulizer against rotation in a partially tensioned state and, thus, against further use. After replacement of the container including the indicator device, the nebulizer can be used again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Eicher, Josef Gatz, Markus Mueller, Herbert Wachtel
  • Publication number: 20200178868
    Abstract: A method for detecting in-vivo properties of a biosensor. In the inventive method, a sensitivity-to-admittance relation is provided and a raw current in the biosensor is measured. An in-vivo current response is also measured at first and second operating points. A time constant ? is determined by the electrical capacitance C of the working electrode and the electrical resistance RM of the membrane by ?=RM·C. The first and second operating points are selected below and above ?, respectively. An analyte value in a sample of a body fluid is determined by using the raw current and compensating sensitivity drift in the biosensor, which in turn is compensated by using the measured value for the raw current and a corrected value for the sensitivity. The failsafe operation of the biosensor is monitored by using the in-vivo current response measured at the first and second operating points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ulrich Mueller, Herbert Wieder, Alexander Poggenwisch, Uli Delventhal, Andreas Knoerzer
  • Patent number: 10583491
    Abstract: A tool for machining materials has a main part and one or more blades. The main part is made of a low-alloy steel. The socket is welded to the main part, and the blade edges are made of a hard metal. The hard metal contains at least 82 vol. % of tungsten carbide and a metallic binder made of a cobalt-nickel-based alloy. The hardness of the hard metal is greater than 1350 HV10. The socket has a sintered composite, and 40 vol. % to 60 vol. % of the composite is composed of a metal carbide and a metallic binder. At least 95 vol. % of the metallic binder is made of nickel, and the hardness of the composite is less than 800 HV10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siavash Momeni, Steven Moseley, Arno Glaser, Robert Hellein, Christian Gierl-Mayer, Wolf-Dieter Schubert, Herbert Danninger, Andrea Müller-Grunz, Ralph Useldinger
  • Publication number: 20190344352
    Abstract: A tool for machining materials has a main part and one or more blades. The main part is made of a low-alloy steel. The socket is welded to the main part, and the blade edges are made of a hard metal. The hard metal contains at least 82 vol. % of tungsten carbide and a metallic binder made of a cobalt-nickel-based alloy. The hardness of the hard metal is greater than 1350 HV10. The socket has a sintered composite, and 40 vol. % to 60 vol. % of the composite is composed of a metal carbide and a metallic binder. At least 95 vol. % of the metallic binder is made of nickel, and the hardness of the composite is less than 800 HV10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Hiiti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siavash Momeni, Steven Moseley, Arno Glaser, Robert Hellein, Christian Gierl-Mayer, Wolf-Dieter Schubert, Herbert Danninger, Andrea Müller-Grunz, Ralph Useldinger
  • Publication number: 20190282142
    Abstract: A sensor device for determining the concentration of an analyte under in-vivo conditions that includes an electrode system having an electrode with immobilized enzyme molecules and a diffusion barrier that controls diffusion from the exterior of the electrode system to the immobilized enzyme molecules. The diffusion barrier may include an aliphatic polyurethane. A process of manufacturing such a sensor device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Herbert Fink, Bernd Hiller, Ulrich Mueller, Markus Siebenhaar, Christoph Grulke
  • Publication number: 20170306317
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for subjecting adherent cells to at least one electric field, in which the electric field is generated by applying a voltage to at least two active electrodes 63, wherein at least three electrodes 63, 64 are provided, and wherein at least two electrodes 63, 64 are active electrodes 63 when the voltage is applied in order to generate a first electric field, and in which at least one second electric field is generated, wherein at least one of the two previously active electrodes 63 is a potential-free electrode 64 when the voltage is applied. Also disclosed is a device 58 comprising at least three electrodes 63, 64, which are connected to at least one voltage source by means of at least one switching device 59, 60, 61, 62, wherein at least five electrodes 63, 64 are connected to the at least one voltage source by means of four switching devices 59, 60, 61, 62, wherein at least two electrodes 63, 64 are connected to the voltage source by means of a common switching device 59, 60, 61, 62.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Koblizek, Andreas Heinze, Timo Gleissner, Herbert Mueller-Hartmann, Andreas WIRTH
  • Patent number: 9701954
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for subjecting adherent cells to at least one electric field, in which the electric field is generated by applying a voltage to at least two active electrodes 63, wherein at least three electrodes 63, 64 are provided, and wherein at least two electrodes 63, 64 are active electrodes 63 when the voltage is applied in order to generate a first electric field, and in which at least one second electric field is generated, wherein at least one of the two previously active electrodes 63 is a potential-free electrode 64 when the voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LONZA COLOGNE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Koblizek, Andreas Heinze, Timo Gleissner, Herbert Mueller-Hartmann, Andreas Wirth
  • Patent number: 9701617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing diamines and polyamines of the diphenylmethane series (MDA) by reacting aniline and formaldehyde in the presence of an acid catalyst, wherein the aniline contains in total less than 0.5 wt. %, based on the total weight of aniline, of one or more compounds which contain at least one carbonyl group or of one or more compounds that are formed by reaction of these compounds which contain at least one carbonyl group with aniline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Stefan Wershofen, Heinz-Herbert Müller, Richard Adamson, Fritz Pohl, Knut Sommer
  • Patent number: 9624486
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrode assembly 20, in particular for applying at least one electric field to adherent cells, comprising at least two electrodes 21, each having at least one surface 32 which is arranged opposite the corresponding surface 32 of the other electrode 21, wherein an electrically insulating material 26 is arranged at least partially between the surfaces 32 of the electrodes 21. The solution according to the invention allows the electric field to be concentrated in the region of the cells to be treated such that a voltage pulse, or the current produced thereby, flows through the cells without the majority flowing away over the cells unused in the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LONZA COLOGNE GMBH
    Inventors: Herbert Mueller-Hartmann, Andreas Wirth
  • Patent number: 9579713
    Abstract: A method for producing a vehicle body or a vehicle body module, the method inclusing producing at least one sandwich component having a first metal sheet layer, a semifinished product layer formed by a non-cured semifinished product pre-impregnated with a matrix, and a second metal sheet layer, forming the vehicle body by joining the sandwich component into a vehicle body part, the matrix of the semifinished product layer of the sandwich component being uncured, and dip coating and drying the vehicle body, the matrix of the semifinished product layer of the sandwich component being cured during the dip coating and drying of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtecknik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Christoph Krammer, Herbert Müller
  • Patent number: 9328437
    Abstract: Apparatus for the intermediate storage of two band-like weft materials (1, 21) for a weaving machine (3), with two storage containers (7, 27) in which respectively a U-shaped loop (12, 22) of a weft material (1, 21) can be formed. Machine elements (14, 34) for the application of tensile forces (15, 35) onto the weft material (1, 21) in the inner space (9, 29) of the respective storage container (7, 27) are present. The inner spaces (9, 29) of the two storage containers (7, 27) respectively orient one of their two narrow sides (10, 30) toward one another. Deflection elements (16, 36) are respectively arranged on the storage container (7, 27) in such a manner so that the respective weft material (1, 21) can be supplied to the inner space (9, 29) in a region (17, 37) that lies closer to that one of the two narrow sides (11, 31) of this inner space (9, 29), which is not oriented toward the inner space (9, 29) of the respective other storage container (7, 27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Herbert Mueller, Thomas Laukamp, Dirk Janicijevic, Johannes Louven, Nicolas Mega, Michael Langer
  • Patent number: 9284525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the application of at least one voltage pulse to at least two containers fitted with electrodes, by means of which at least one voltage pulse is applied to at least one container, while at least one other container is subjected to a preparation or a post-processing. According to the invention the method comprises mutual exchange of the respective positions of the container to which a voltage pulse has already been applied and the further container. Furthermore, the invention relates to a device (1) for making electrical contact with at least one container fitted with electrodes, with at least one receptacle (3, 7) upon which at least one container can be set, and with at least one contact appliance (8) for making contact with the electrodes of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LONZA COLOGNE GMBH
    Inventors: Ludger Altrogge, Timo Gleissner, Andreas Heinze, Herbert Müller-Hartmann, Andreas Wirth
  • Patent number: 9249384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying at least one electrical voltage pulse to at least one reaction space by at least partially discharging at least one charge storing unit for storing electrical charges. According to the invention the method comprises applying at least one voltage pulse to a reaction space by at least partially discharging a second charge storing unit and simultaneously charging or partially discharging a first charge storing. Furthermore, the invention relates to a device 1 for applying at least one electrical voltage pulse to at least one reaction space, comprising at least two charge storing units (10, 11) for storing electrical charges and at least one power supply unit (12) for charging the charge storing units (10, 11) and/or at least one discharge device for partially discharging the charge storing units (10, 11). According to the invention it is provided that at least two of the charge storing units (10, 11) form a common storage module which can be discharged at any time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: LONZA COLOGNE GMBH
    Inventors: Ludger Altrogge, Timo Gleissner, Andreas Heinze, Herbert Müller-Hartmann, Andreas Wirth
  • Patent number: 9206636
    Abstract: A closing hinge for the pivotable articulation of a first part, in particular a door leaf, on a second part, in particular a door frame, includes a center longitudinal axis, a rotating receiver unit that can be rotated about the center longitudinal axis for fastening to the first part, which can be rotated, in particular, about the center longitudinal axis, and a freely rotating closing unit, which is connected to the rotating receiver unit in a torque-transmitting manner, for fastening to the second part, which is fixed, in particular, with respect to the center longitudinal axis, the closing hinge being displaceable between a closing arrangement and a freely rotating arrangement, the rotating receiver unit being freely rotatable, in particular in a torque-free manner, about the center longitudinal axis relative to the freely rotating closing unit in the closing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SUSPA GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Nagl, Florian Stephan, Herbert Müller, Helga Müller
  • Publication number: 20150203999
    Abstract: Apparatus for the intermediate storage of two band-like weft materials (1, 21) for a weaving machine (3), with two storage containers (7, 27) in which respectively a U-shaped loop (12, 22) of a weft material (1, 21) can be formed. Means (14, 34) for the application of tensile forces (15, 35) onto the weft material (1, 21) in the inner space (9, 29) of the respective storage container (7, 27) are present. The inner spaces (9, 29) of the two storage containers (7, 27) respectively orient one of their two narrow sides (10, 30) toward one another. Deflection elements (16, 36) are respectively arranged on the storage container (7, 27) in such a manner so that the respective weft material (1, 21) can be supplied to the inner space (9, 29) in a region (17, 37) that lies closer to that one of the two narrow sides (11, 31) of this inner space (9, 29), which is not oriented toward the inner space (9, 29) of the respective other storage container (7, 27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert Mueller, Thomas Laukamp, Dirk Janicijevic, Johannes Louven, Nicolas Mega, Michael Langer
  • Patent number: 9080139
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) with at least three reaction spaces (2) which in each case have at least one electrode pair for applying an electric voltage for generating an electric field within the reaction space (2) and which are arranged geometrically in at least one row and/or electrically connected in at least one row, wherein at least one electrode (3, 4) of a reaction space (2) is a common electrode (3, 4) with at least one other reaction space (2). According to the invention n+x electrodes (3, 4, 5) are provided, wherein n is the number of reaction spaces (2), with n?3 and x is the number of rows, with x?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: LONZA COLOGNE GMBH
    Inventors: Ludger Altrogge, Timo Gleissner, Andreas Heinze, Herbert Mueller-Hartmann, Andreas Wirth
  • Publication number: 20150174642
    Abstract: A method for producing a vehicle body or a vehicle body module, the method inclusing producing at least one sandwich component having a first metal sheet layer, a semifinished product layer formed by a non-cured semifinished product pre-impregnated with a matrix, and a second metal sheet layer, forming the vehicle body by joining the sandwich component into a vehicle body part, the matrix of the semifinished product layer of the sandwich component being uncured, and dip coating and drying the vehicle body, the matrix of the semifinished product layer of the sandwich component being cured during the dip coating and drying of the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph KRAMMER, Herbert MÜLLER
  • Patent number: 8939179
    Abstract: A weaving machine for producing a woven fabric has a shedding device to form a loom shed of warp material, a weft insertion device for inserting a preferably tape-shaped or band-shaped weft material into the loom shed, a drawing-off device for drawing off the finished fabric in a drawing-off direction, fabric movement device for moving the fabric back and forth in the warp direction to bring the last inserted weft material into contact with the binding point or fabric edge. A shed limiter device limits the opening of the loom shed from above and below the warp, and is movable back and forth in the warp direction. The shed limiter device only loosely bounds the fabric and essentially without actively clamping or pinching or contacting the fabric and/or the last inserted weft material, at least while moving in the direction opposite the drawing-off direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Dirk Janicijevic, Johannes Louven, Hubert Ortmann, Kurt Motz, Thomas Laukamp, Michael Langer, Herbert Mueller
  • Patent number: 8895152
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating at least one electrically contactable area on a polymer which is doped with a conductive substance, wherein a contact material is applied onto the polymer, which has a lower specific resistance at 23° C. than the polymer. According to the invention the contact material is applied onto the polymer so tightly that close contact between the contact material and the conductive substance is achieved. Due to the tight application of the contact material, which has a lower specific resistance than the polymer, the input resistance of the doped polymer is effectively reduced. The invention further concerns a formed body made of a polymer which is doped with a conductive substance, which has at least one contactable area, within which a contact material is applied onto the polymer, which has a lower specific resistance at 23° C. than the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lonza Cologne GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Mueller-Hartmann, Ewald Fernbach, Gregor Siebenkotten
  • Patent number: 8733406
    Abstract: For weaving pattern formation of a woven fabric with weft threads (3), warp threads (1) and effect threads (2), data sets (20) are produced according to a method in which data values are derived from weft sequence numbers (30) and from positions of interlacing points (P) of an effect thread (2) with the weft threads (3) in the pattern repeat (29). These data sets (20) are supplemented by further data values (31, 32, 33, 34) derived from the weaving pattern, in such a manner so that they form a pattern draft (28) for a weaving pattern with additional weft effects. In a weaving machine with devices for slidingly displacing effect threads (2) in the weft direction (12), the weaving pattern formation is derived from the data sets (20) of this pattern draft (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Christian Hannes, Herbert Mueller