Patents by Inventor Karsten Dierks

Karsten Dierks 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: 20200363345
    Abstract: A qualification process for a sample to be examined by means of cryo-electron microscopy. The, sample (12) is applied to a sample carrier (10) provided for cryo-electron microscopy and subsequently the sample (12) arranged on the sample carrier is examined by means of dynamic light scattering. The particle size distribution within the sample (12) is determined by means of the dynamic light scattering. Further, a sample holder designed to carry out the qualification process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Annette Eckhardt, Arne Meyer, Karsten Dierks
  • Patent number: 9371031
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system for a vehicle, the headlamp system having two headlamps, set apart from each other, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a first total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the illumination range on a first side of a center axis is greater than on the other, second side of this center axis, and a second total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the total light pattern is controllable such that it has an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which has an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Patent number: 9284659
    Abstract: A method for crystallizing a substance dissolved in a solvent, including the following steps: introducing a solvent volume containing the substance into a chamber having a preset temperature, humidity, and gas composition, adding a predetermined volume of a precipitant to the solvent volume containing the substance, allowing the solvent to evaporate while simultaneously observing structural changes in the solvent volume containing the substance and the precipitant by means of dynamic light scattering, detecting weight changes and determining the molarities, making an association with the location in the phase diagram on the basis of the DLS measurement and the results of the molarity determination, allowing a predetermined number of crystal nuclei to form by adding solvent or adding precipitant, putting the solvent volume containing the substance and the precipitant into a metastable state by adding solvent and/or protein solution or by allowing the concentration of the dissolved substance to decrease by allo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Xtal Concepts GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Betzel, Rolf Hilgenfeld, Dierk Hilterhaus, Thomas Klupsch, Peter Muehlig, Karsten Dierks, Arne Meyer
  • Publication number: 20160009217
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system for a vehicle, the headlamp system having two headlamps, set apart from each other, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a first total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the illumination range on a first side of a center axis is greater than on the other, second side of this center axis, and a second total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the total light pattern is controllable such that it has an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which has an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Patent number: 9168861
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system for a vehicle, the headlamp system having two headlamps, set apart from each other, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a first total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the illumination range on a first side of a center axis is greater than on the other, second side of this center axis, and a second total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the total light pattern is controllable such that it has an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which has an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Publication number: 20140313752
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system for a vehicle, the headlamp system having two headlamps, set apart from each other, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a first total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the illumination range on a first side of a center axis is greater than on the other, second side of this center axis, and a second total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the total light pattern is controllable such that it has an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which has an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Patent number: 8862336
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system of a vehicle, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a total light pattern produced by the headlamp system is controlled such that it provides an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which provides an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user. The illumination range in the other direction is controlled as a function of the horizontal angle between the driving direction of the vehicle and the connecting line from the vehicle to the detected road user or to another detected road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Patent number: 8811668
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system for a vehicle, the headlamp system having two headlamps, set apart from each other, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a first total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the illumination range on a first side of a center axis is greater than on the other, second side of this center axis, and a second total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the total light pattern is controllable such that it has an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which has an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Patent number: 8768008
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system for a vehicle, the headlamp system having two headlamps, set apart from each other, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a first total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the illumination range on a first side of a center axis is greater than on the other, second side of this center axis, and a second total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the total light pattern is controllable such that it has an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which has an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Publication number: 20130177202
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system for a vehicle, the headlamp system having two headlamps, set apart from each other, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a first total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the illumination range on a first side of a center axis is greater than on the other, second side of this center axis, and a second total light pattern is able to be produced, in which the total light pattern is controllable such that it has an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which has an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Publication number: 20130139749
    Abstract: A method for crystallizing a substance dissolved in a solvent, including the following steps: introducing a solvent volume containing the substance into a chamber having a preset temperature, humidity, and gas composition, adding a predetermined volume of a precipitant to the solvent volume containing the substance, allowing the solvent to evaporate while simultaneously observing structural changes in the solvent volume containing the substance and the precipitant by means of dynamic light scattering, detecting weight changes and determining the molarities, making an association with the location in the phase diagram on the basis of the DLS measurement and the results of the molarity determination, allowing a predetermined number of crystal nuclei to form by adding solvent or adding precipitant, putting the solvent volume containing the substance and the precipitant into a metastable state by adding solvent and/or protein solution or by allowing the concentration of the dissolved substance to decrease by allo
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicants: UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG, UNIVERSITAET ZU LUEBECK
    Inventors: Christian Betzel, Rolf Hilgenfeld, Dierk Hilterhaus, Thomas Klupsch, Peter Muehlig, Karsten Dierks, Arne Meyer
  • Publication number: 20120271511
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a headlamp system of a vehicle, road users are detected in front of the vehicle in the driving direction, and a total light pattern produced by the headlamp system is controlled such that it provides an illumination range in the direction of at least one detected road user that is less than the distance to the detected road user, and which provides an illumination range in another direction that is greater than the distance to the detected road user. The illumination range in the other direction is controlled as a function of the horizontal angle between the driving direction of the vehicle and the connecting line from the vehicle to the detected road user or to another detected road user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Karsten Dierks, Martin Freese, Bernd Jahrsau
  • Patent number: 7330243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the production of macromolecule crystals containing at least one fluorescence emitter, comprising the following steps: a) a solution volume with dissolved macromolecules of a molecule species containing at least one fluorescence emitter is subjected to conditions, which cause the macromolecules to crystallize to macromolecule crystals or which are expected to cause the macromolecules to crystallize to macromolecule crystals, b) the solution volume of step a is irradiated with coherent light, and the light scattered by the macromolecule crystals is detected in at least one defined spatial angle range by means for the detection scattered light, c) before, simultaneously with or after step b, the solution volume is irradiated with a light source, the light emission of which is suitable for exciting the fluorescence emitter, and the fluorescence light is detected by means for the detection of fluorescence light, and to a device for carrying-out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignees: Rina-Netzwerk RNA Technologien GmbH, Rapp OptoElectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Betzel, Karsten Dierks, Gert Rapp
  • Publication number: 20050172887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the production of macromolecule crystals containing at least one fluorescence emitter, comprising the following steps: a) a solution volume with dissolved macromolecules of a molecule species containing at least one fluorescence emitter is subjected to conditions, which cause the macromolecules to crystallize to macromolecule crystals or which are expected to cause the macromolecules to crystallize to macromolecule crystals, b) the solution volume of step a is irradiated with coherent light, and the light scattered by the macromolecule crystals is detected in at least one defined spatial angle range by means for the detection scattered light, c) before, simultaneously with or after step b, the solution volume is irradiated with a light source, the light emission of which is suitable for exciting the fluorescence emitter, and the fluorescence light is detected by means for the detection of fluorescence light, and to a device for carrying-out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Christian Betzel, Karsten Dierks, Gert Rapp