Patents by Inventor Klaus Kern

Klaus Kern 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: 20190369117
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an antibody that specifically binds a mutated NT-proBNP having i) a mutation substituting arginine at position 46 with histidine or ii) a mutation substituting glutamic acid at position 43 with aspartic acid. Moreover, the present disclosure relates to a mutated NT-proBNP or fragment thereof. Further, envisaged by the present disclosure are kits containing the antibody of the present disclosure, or the mutated NT-proBNP of the present disclosure. The present disclosure also concerns a method for diagnosing heart failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Hallermayer, Monika Soukupova, Christina Porzig, Ulrike Kurtkaya, Leopold Von Proff, Sonja Fiesel, Marion Herrmann, Stefanie Kern
  • Patent number: 10134498
    Abstract: A plasmon generator comprises a plasmon supporting surface and first and second quantum systems respectively defining first and second quantum states with a tunneling junction being present between the first and second quantum systems, the first and second quantum systems being present in an electric circuit to generate a tunneling current between the first and second quantum systems, whereby electrons tunneling between said first and second quantum states loose energy in the process and generate plasmons at the plasmon supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V., KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
    Inventors: Alexander Kabakchiev, Theresa Lutz, Christoph Grosse, Uta Schlickum, Klaus Kuhnke, Klaus Kern, Alessandro De Vita
  • Publication number: 20160314867
    Abstract: A plasmon generator comprises a plasmon supporting surface and first and second quantum systems respectively defining first and second quantum states with a tunneling junction being present between the first and second quantum systems, the first and second quantum systems being present in an electric circuit to generate a tunneling current between the first and second quantum systems, whereby electrons tunneling between said first and second quantum states loose energy in the process and generate plasmons at the plasmon supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander Kabakchiev, Theresa Lutz, Christoph Grosse, Uta Schlickum, Klaus Kuhnke, Klaus Kern, Alessandro De Vita
  • Patent number: 9396917
    Abstract: Tube-like device (100) for transferring ions generated by means of ion generation source (4) comprising a cylindrical middle portion (104) and an inlet portion (102) for introduction of the ions in at least one ion cloud into the cylindrical middle portion (104), wherein a flow direction of the ions is along a longitudinal axis (L) of the tube-like device (100), wherein the inlet portion (102) is formed tapering funnel-like towards the cylindrical middle portion (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.V., TechNische Universitaet Berlin
    Inventors: Stephan Rauschenbach, Matthias Pauly, Gordon Rinke, Ralf Vogelgesang, Klaus Kern, Julius Reiss, Joern Sesterhenn, Mario Sroka
  • Publication number: 20160020078
    Abstract: Tube-like device (100) for transferring ions generated by means of ion generation source (4) comprising a cylindrical middle portion (104) and an inlet portion (102) for introduction of the ions in at least one ion cloud into the cylindrical middle portion (104), wherein a flow direction of the ions is along a longitudinal axis (L) of the tube-like device (100), wherein the inlet portion (102) is formed tapering funnel-like towards the cylindrical middle portion (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicants: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.V., Technische Universitaet Berlin
    Inventors: Stephan RAUSCHENBACH, Matthias Pauly, Gordon Rinke, Ralf Vogelgesang, Klaus Kern, Julius Reiss, Joern Sesterhenn, Mario Sroka
  • Patent number: 9074400
    Abstract: An oven door opening and closing device includes at least one hinge connectable to an oven door and to an oven housing for realizing a predetermined pivoting opening and closing movement of the oven door relative to the oven housing between an open and a closed position. At least one closing force generating device generates a predetermined closing force, and a kinematic device is coupled to the hinge and to a moveable element in such a manner that the predetermined pivoting opening and closing movement of the hinge is converted into a predetermined reciprocating opening and closing movement of the moveable element. At least one damping system has a damper for generating a damping force which counteracts the closing movement of the movable element within a predetermined section, which corresponds to a predetermined angle section of the pivoting closing movement of the hinge shortly prior to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Behnam Mirshekari, Klaus Walzlein, Simone Stephan, Klaus Kern, Dietmar Hildner, Gerhard Schaff, Branko Ivanovic, Tobias Weber
  • Patent number: 8598046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the synthesis of nanostructures using at least one solution providing at least one chemical element appropriate for the type of nanostructure, the method comprising the steps of: a) adding (admixing) a reducing agent to the at least one solution, b) bringing a suitable substrate into contact with the at least one solution before or after step a), c) forming nucleation growth sites on the substrate and d) maintaining the temperature at a suitable level for the growth of the nanostructures, characterized by the further steps of e) providing at least one space having at least one dimension in the micron range, e.g. in the range from 1 ?m to 500 ?m, adjacent a surface of the substrate, f) growing said nanostructures in said at least one space, g) periodically separating said nanostructures from the substrate and removing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Vivek Pachauri, Ashraf Ahmad, Kannan Balasubramanian, Klaus Kern
  • Publication number: 20120134880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for detecting one or more analytes, for example analytes selected from the group comprising nucleic acids, metabolites, peptides, proteins, hormones, pesticides, neurotransmitters, ions in blood, electrolytes, toxic gases, pH and biological warfare agents, the apparatus comprising an insulating substrate, at least one first electrode on the substrate at least one elongate nanostructure extending from and electrically connected to the or each said electrode and extending over the surface of the wafer away from the respective electrode, a passivating layer covering the or each electrode, but not all of said at least one elongate nanostructure, a well crossing the at least one elongate nanostructure extending from the or each electrode and forming a static reservoir for a liquid being investigated for the presence of at least one analyte, a reference electrode provided on said substrate within said well or insertable into said well and respective readout pads electri
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Tetiana Kurkina, Alexis Vlandas, Nassim Rafiefard, Ashraf Ahmad, Klaus Kern, Kannan Balasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20120067333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oven door opening and closing device comprising at least one hinge, which is connectable to an oven door and to an oven housing for realizing a predetermined pivoting opening and closing movement of the oven door relative to the oven housing between an open and a closed position; at least one closing force generating means for generating a predetermined closing force; kinematic means, which are coupled to the hinge and to a moveable element in such a manner, that the predetermined pivoting opening and closing movement of the hinge is converted into a predetermined reciprocating opening and closing movement of the moveable element; and at least one damping system having a damper for generating a damping force which counteracts the closing movement of the movable element within a predetermined section, which corresponds to a predetermined angle section of the pivoting closing movement of the hinge shortly prior to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Behnam Mirshekari, Klaus Walzlein, Simone Stephan, Klaus Kern, Dietmar Hildner, Gerhard Schaff, Branko Ivanovic, Tobias Weber
  • Publication number: 20110311438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the synthesis of nanostructures using at least one solution providing at least one chemical element appropriate for the type of nanostructure, the method comprising the steps of: a) adding (admixing) a reducing agent to the at least one solution, b) bringing a suitable substrate into contact with the at least one solution before or after step a), c) forming nucleation growth sites on the substrate and d) maintaining the temperature at a suitable level for the growth of the nanostructures, characterized by the further steps of e) providing at least one space having at least one dimension in the micron range, e.g. in the range from 1 ?m to 500 ?m, adjacent a surface of the substrate, f) growing said nanostructures in said at least one space, g) periodically separating said nanostructures from the substrate and removing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V
    Inventors: Vivek Pachauri, Ashraf Ahmad, Kannan Balasubramanian, Klaus Kern
  • Patent number: 7150679
    Abstract: A pulley (1) that is decoupled from the vibrations of a crankshaft and that has an integrated viscous torsional vibration damper (2), including a flywheel (3), which is arranged in a damper housing (5) that is filled with a viscous medium (4) and which can rotate relative to the housing, as well as a bearing (6) and a coupling (7) made of rubber elastic material, for supporting the pulley (1) with respect to the damper housing (5) in a flexible manner in the circumferential direction of the pulley and so as to be capable of relative rotation, the pulley (1) being assigned to the flywheel (3) so as to be axially adjoining. The damper housing (5) has at least one first axial projection (8), which is enclosed by the belt-bearing surface (9) of the pulley (1) at a radial clearance, and the bearing (6) is arranged in the gap (10) that is formed by the clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Rolf Pape, Joerg Sandig, Klaus Kern, Hanna-Elfriede Barsch, legal representative, Peter Barsch, deceased
  • Patent number: 7091096
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of fabricating a structure with field-effect transistors each comprising a source electrode, a drain electrode, a channel extending between the source and drain electrodes and at least one gate electrode associated with the channel for controlling the conductance of the channel, wherein the channel comprises one or more semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Kannan Balasubramanian, Marko Burghard, Klaus Kern
  • Patent number: 7049625
    Abstract: A field effect transistor memory cell has a source region, a drain region, a channel region and a gate region, with the channel region extending from the source region to the drain region and being formed from at least one nanowire which has at least one defect such that charges can be trapped in the defects and released from the defects by a voltage applied to the gate region. A memory device built up from such memory cells and a method of manufacturing such memory cells is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Fonderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Klaus Kern, Marko Burghard, Jingbiao Cui
  • Publication number: 20060024871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of fabricating a structure with field effect transistors, said transistors each comprising a source electrode, a drain electrode, a channel extending between the source and drain electrodes and at least one gate electrode associated with the channel for controlling the conductance of the channel, wherein the channel comprises one or more semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Kannan Balasubramanian, Marko Burghard, Klaus Kern
  • Publication number: 20040116191
    Abstract: A pulley (1) that is decoupled from the vibrations of a crankshaft and that has an integrated viscous torsional vibration damper (2), including a flywheel (3), which is arranged in a damper housing (5) that is filled with a viscous medium (4) and which can rotate relative to the housing, as well as a bearing (6) and a coupling (7) made of rubber elastic material, for supporting the pulley (1) with respect to the damper housing (5) in a flexible manner in the circumferential direction of the pulley and so as to be capable of relative rotation, the pulley (1) being assigned to the flywheel (3) so as to be axially adjoining. The damper housing (5) has at least one first axial projection (8), which is enclosed by the belt-bearing surface (9) of the pulley (1) at a radial clearance, and the bearing (6) is arranged in the gap (10) that is formed by the clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Rolf Pape, Joerg Sandig, Klaus Kern, Hanna-Elfriede Barsch
  • Publication number: 20040031975
    Abstract: A field effect transistor memory cell has a source region, a drain region, a channel region and a gate region, with the channel region extending from the source region to the drain region and being formed from at least one nanowire which has at least one defect such that charges can be trapped in the defects and released from the defects by a voltage applied to the gate region. A memory device built up from such memory cells and a method of manufacturing such memory cells is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V., a German corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Kern, Marko Burghard, Jingbiao Cui
  • Patent number: 6447082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a subrack (1) for industrial electronics. The front and/or rear edge of a cover sheet (4) and that of a base sheet (6) are formed by edge-folding for fixing a specially configured angular strip (12). This enables known module rails to be integrated with the cover or the base and means that said module rails can be produced from sheet steel, which significantly reduces the production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Schroff GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Haag, Michael Joist, Klaus Kern, Paul Mazura
  • Patent number: 6238025
    Abstract: An assembly carrier for plug-in circuit boards has front supporting rails formed from the front end of a cover plate and base plate and has two side walls. Each of the supporting rails includes a roof that assists in insertion and removal of the plug-in circuit board. The roof includes a row holes and is formed from front edges of the cover plate and the base plate. A sectional rail of extruded aluminum is fastened on the cover plate and the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Schroff GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Kern, Michael Joist, Volker Haag
  • Patent number: 6118073
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure having a housing including a door. The electrical enclosure includes a frame assembly and a plurality of fasteners. The frame assembly has a first side including a planar portion opposite the door. The plurality of fasteners are disposed through the frame assembly for mounting the frame assembly to the door such that the fasteners do not protrude beyond the plane of the planar portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Lau, Rieger Uwe, Klaus Kern, Henning Wick
  • Patent number: 6039364
    Abstract: A switch cabinet for electronics and electrical engineering is proposed with a door hinged on at least one side (1) as well as a centering mechanism for the level centering of the door during closing (1), where the centering mechanism is arranged in the area of the locking mechanism, and where the centering mechanism's components, one centering piece (3) and one catching part (11), are arranged on the door (1) or on a framework element (2) of the switch cabinet and interlock when closing the door (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Schroff GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Rieger, Klaus Kern, Daniel Thomas