Patents by Inventor Manfred Franz

Manfred Franz 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: 20190350203
    Abstract: With the present invention it has now been found that certain 4-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine compounds and active compound compositions comprising such compounds are suitable for controlling nuisance, disease carrying or haematophagous (blood feeding) insects pests incl. dipteran, 5 triatominae and cimicidae insect pests by knockdown or by or blood feed inhibition. In one embodiment, dipteran pests are selected from flies and mosquitoes, including insecticide-resistant flies and mosquitoes, as well as fly and mosquito vectors of pathogenic disease. Target cimicidae insect pests are selected from bed bugs. Target triatominae pests are selected from kissing bugs Other aspects of the present invention will also be apparent in the detailed description which 10 follows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Ottmar Franz HUETER, Mark Hoppe, Peter Maienfisch, Philip Wege, Thomas Pitterna, Manfred Boeger
  • Publication number: 20160263494
    Abstract: A system may include a tank storing slop water and an in-line mixing device in communication with the tank to contact a stream of slop water from the tank, an emulsion breaker. The system may further include an emulsion breaker source to inject emulsion breaker into the stream of slop water; and a two-phase separator in communication with the in-line mixing device, the separator to separate the slop water into a mud phase and a water phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Manfred Franz Mueller, Martin Hunter
  • Patent number: 9297717
    Abstract: In a venting system, in particular for a fuel tank of a motor vehicle, which has a sorption filter for temporarily storing fuel evaporating from the fuel tank and a fluid-conveying conveying device situated between the sorption filter and an air supply or an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine, according to the present system, the conveying device is a bidirectional conveying device which is switchable in a first conveying direction in the direction of the internal combustion engine for regenerating the sorption filter and in a second conveying direction in the direction of the sorption filter for carrying out a fuel tank leak diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Silke Haag, Helmut Denz, Andreas Pape, Manfred Franz
  • Patent number: 9212633
    Abstract: A device for selectively regenerating and performing tank leakage diagnosis of a tank ventilation system has a sorption filter and a pump. The sorption filter is configured to temporarily store fuel evaporating from a fuel tank. The pump is arranged at a fresh-air side of the sorption filter and is connected in fluid-conducting fashion to the sorption filter. The pump is configured to generate a fluid flow to regenerate the sorption filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Silke Haag, Helmut Denz, Andreas Pape, Manfred Franz
  • Publication number: 20140013944
    Abstract: A device for selectively regenerating and performing tank leakage diagnosis of a tank ventilation system has a sorption filter and a pump. The sorption filter is configured to temporarily store fuel evaporating from a fuel tank. The pump is arranged at a fresh-air side of the sorption filter and is connected in fluid-conducting fashion to the sorption filter. The pump is configured to generate a fluid flow to regenerate the sorption filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Silke Haag, Helmut Denz, Andreas Pape, Manfred Franz
  • Publication number: 20130319378
    Abstract: In a venting system, in particular for a fuel tank of a motor vehicle, which has a sorption filter for temporarily storing fuel evaporating from the fuel tank and a fluid-conveying conveying device situated between the sorption filter and an air supply or an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine, according to the present system, the conveying device is a bidirectional conveying device which is switchable in a first conveying direction in the direction of the internal combustion engine for regenerating the sorption filter and in a second conveying direction in the direction of the sorption filter for carrying out a fuel tank leak diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Silke Haag, Helmut Denz, Andreas Pape, Manfred Franz
  • Patent number: 8025153
    Abstract: A screening panel 10 comprises a peripheral frame 12 consisting of a pair of mutually laterally spaced side members 14, 16, which are integral with a pair of mutually axially spaced end members 18, 20. The side members 14, 16 and end members 18, 20 define corners of the panel 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 and the peripheral frame 12 where they meet. A plurality of mutually spaced ribs 15 extend across the periphery of the panel 10 to define a screening surface. The side members and end members are rectangular in cross-section, thereby defining substantially flat upper peripheral surfaces 12.1, outer peripheral surface 12.2 and lower peripheral surface 12.3 of the peripheral frame 12 and thus also the panel 10. The panel 10 includes locating recesses 24 provided at or near to the corners 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 of the panel 10. The panel 10 also has separate securing recesses in the form of semi-circular grooves 30 formed in the lower surface 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Manfred Franz Axel Freissle, Peter Helmut Franz Freissle
  • Patent number: 7954361
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for detecting tank leaks, in which a gas pressure acts on a fluid which is situated in a tank, and in which the gas pressure in the tank or tank system is changed, wherein a tank leak is detected by evaluation of a temporal profile of a sum pressure of the fluid which is situated in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Schelhas, Manfred Franz, Andreas Posselt, Andreas Baumann, Martin Streib, Michael Pfeil, Marko Lorenz, Silke Haag
  • Patent number: 7678280
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus and method for recycling an invert emulsion based drilling fluid, in which the invert emulsion based drilling fluid includes an oleaginous component and an aqueous component. The apparatus includes an emulsion breaking tank, a water treatment tank, a filter press, and hydrocarbon filters. The method includes: mixing said invert emulsion drilling fluid with a emulsion breaker, wherein the emulsion breaker is a mixture of an alkyl glucoside and an alkane sulfonate; and separating the oleaginous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid from the aqueous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid. The method preferably utilizes an emulsion breaker that is a combination of an anionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant and an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Frank Manfred Franz Mueller
  • Publication number: 20100025307
    Abstract: A screening panel 10 comprises a peripheral frame 12 consisting of a pair of mutually laterally spaced side members 14, 16, which are integral with a pair of mutually axially spaced end members 18, 20. The side members 14, 16 and end members 18, 20 define corners of the panel 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 and the peripheral frame 12 where they meet. A plurality of mutually spaced ribs 15 extend across the periphery of the panel 10 to define a screening surface. The side members and end members are rectangular in cross-section, thereby defining substantially flat upper peripheral surfaces 12.1, outer peripheral surface 12.2 and lower peripheral surface 12.3 of the peripheral frame 12 and thus also the panel 10. The panel 10 includes locating recesses 24 provided at or near to the corners 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 of the panel 10. The panel 10 also has separate securing recesses in the form of semi-circular grooves 30 formed in the lower surface 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Manfred Franz Axel Freissle, Peter Helmut Franz Freissle
  • Publication number: 20100023111
    Abstract: A method for modifying an ePTFE surface by plasma immersion ion implantation includes the steps of providing an ePTFE material in a chamber suitable for plasma treatment; providing a continuous low energy plasma discharge onto the sample; and applying negative high voltage pulses of short duration to form a high energy ion flux from the plasma discharge to generate ions which form free radials on the surface of the ePTFE material without changing the molecular and/or physical structure below the surface to define a modified ePTFE surface. The step of applying the high voltage pulses modifies the surface of the ePTFE without destroying the node and fibril structure of the ePTFE, even when the step of applying the high voltage pulses etches and/or carburizes the surface of the ePTFE. The modified surface may have a depth of about 30 nm to about 500 nm. The ions are dosed onto the ePTFE sample at concentrations or doses from about 1013 ions/cm2 to about 1016 ions/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alexey Kondyurin, Manfred Franz Maitz
  • Patent number: 7604127
    Abstract: A screening panel 10 comprises a peripheral frame 12 consisting of a pair of mutually laterally spaced side members 14, 16, which are integral with a pair of mutually axially spaced end members 18, 20. The side members 14, 16 and end members 18, 20 define corners of the panel 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 and the peripheral frame 12 where they meet. A plurality of mutually spaced ribs 15 extend across the periphery of the panel 10 to define a screening surface. The side members and end members are rectangular in cross-section, thereby defining substantially flat upper peripheral surfaces 12.1, outer peripheral surface 12.2 and lower peripheral surface 12.3 of the peripheral frame 12 and thus also the panel 10. The panel 10 includes locating recesses 24 provided at or near to the corners 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 of the panel 10. The panel 10 also has separate securing recesses in the form of semi-circular grooves 30 formed in the lower surface 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventors: Manfred Franz Axel Freissle, Peter Helmut Franz Freissle
  • Patent number: 7597924
    Abstract: A method for modifying an ePTFE surface by plasma immersion ion implantation includes the steps of providing an ePTFE material in a chamber suitable for plasma treatment; providing a continuous low energy plasma discharge onto the sample; and applying negative high voltage pulses of short duration to form a high energy ion flux from the plasma discharge to generate ions which form free radials on the surface of the ePTFE material without changing the molecular and/or physical structure below the surface to define a modified ePTFE surface. The step of applying the high voltage pulses modifies the surface of the ePTFE without destroying the node and fibril structure of the ePTFE, even when the step of applying the high voltage pulses etches and/or carburizes the surface of the ePTFE. The modified surface may have a depth of about 30 nm to about 500 nm. The ions are dosed onto the ePTFE sample at concentrations or doses from about 1013 ions/cm2 to about 1016 ions/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Kondyurin, Manfred Franz Maitz
  • Publication number: 20090184055
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus and method for recycling an invert emulsion based drilling fluid, in which the invert emulsion based drilling fluid includes an oleaginous component and an aqueous component. The apparatus includes an emulsion breaking tank, a water treatment tank, a filter press, and hydrocarbon filters. The method includes: mixing said invert emulsion drilling fluid with a emulsion breaker, wherein the emulsion breaker is a mixture of an alkyl glucoside and an alkane sulfonate; and separating the oleaginous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid from the aqueous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid. The method preferably utilizes an emulsion breaker that is a combination of an anionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant and an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Frank Manfred Franz Mueller
  • Patent number: 7507344
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus and method for recycling an invert emulsion based drilling fluid, in which the invert emulsion based drilling fluid includes an oleaginous component and an aqueous component. The apparatus includes an emulsion breaking tank, a water treatment tank, a filter press, and hydrocarbon filters. The method includes: mixing said invert emulsion drilling fluid with a emulsion breaker, wherein the emulsion breaker is a mixture of an alkyl glucoside and an alkane sulfonate; and separating the oleaginous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid from the aqueous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid. The method preferably utilizes an emulsion breaker that is a combination of an anionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant and an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Frank Manfred Franz Mueller
  • Publication number: 20080196482
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for detecting tank leaks, in which a gas pressure acts on a fluid which is situated in a tank, and in which the gas pressure in the tank or tank system is changed, wherein a tank leak is detected by evaluation of a temporal profile of a sum pressure of the fluid which is situated in the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Schelhas, Manfred Franz, Andreas Posselt, Andreas Baumann, Martin Streib, Michael Pfeil, Marko Lorenz, Silke Haag
  • Publication number: 20080047877
    Abstract: A screening panel 10 comprises a peripheral frame 12 consisting of a pair of mutually laterally spaced side members 14, 16, which are integral with a pair of mutually axially spaced end members 18, 20. The side members 14, 16 and end members 18, 20 define corners of the panel 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 and the peripheral frame 12 where they meet. A plurality of mutually spaced ribs 15 extend across the periphery of the panel 10 to define a screening surface. The side members and end members are rectangular in cross-section, thereby defining substantially flat upper peripheral surfaces 12.1, outer peripheral surface 12.2 and lower peripheral surface 12.3 of the peripheral frame 12 and thus also the panel 10. The panel 10 includes locating recesses 24 provided at or near to the corners 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 of the panel 10. The panel 10 also has separate securing recesses in the form of semi-circular grooves 30 formed in the lower surface 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Manfred Franz Freissle, Peter Helmut Freissle
  • Publication number: 20070284292
    Abstract: A screening panel 10 comprises a peripheral frame 12 consisting of a pair of mutually laterally spaced side members 14, 16, which are integral with a pair of mutually axially spaced end members 18, 20. The side members 14, 16 and end members 18, 20 define corners of the panel 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 and the peripheral frame 12 where they meet. A plurality of mutually spaced ribs 15 extend across the periphery of the panel 10 to define a screening surface. The side members and end members are rectangular in cross-section, thereby defining substantially flat upper peripheral surfaces 12.1, outer peripheral surface 12.2 and lower peripheral surface 12.3 of the peripheral frame 12 and thus also the panel 10. The panel 10 includes locating recesses 24 provided at or near to the corners 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 of the panel 10. The panel 10 also has separate securing recesses in the form of semi-circular grooves 30 formed in the lower surface 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Manfred Franz Freissle, Peter Helmut Freissle
  • Patent number: 7300578
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus and method for recycling an invert emulsion based drilling fluid, in which the invert emulsion based drilling fluid includes an oleaginous component and an aqueous component. The apparatus includes an emulsion breaking tank, a water treatment tank, a filter press, and hydrocarbon filters. The method includes: mixing said invert emulsion drilling fluid with a emulsion breaker, wherein the emulsion breaker is a mixture of an alkyl glucoside and an alkane sulfonate; and separating the oleaginous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid from the aqueous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid. The method preferably utilizes an emulsion breaker that is a combination of an anionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant and an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Frank Manfred Franz Mueller
  • Patent number: 7240801
    Abstract: A screening panel 10 comprises a peripheral frame 12 consisting of a pair of mutually laterally spaced side members 14, 16, which are integral with a pair of mutually axially spaced end members 18, 20. The side members 14, 16 and end members 18, 20 define corners of the panel 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 and the peripheral frame 12 where they meet. A plurality of mutually spaced ribs 15 extend across the periphery of the panel 10 to define a screening surface. The side members and end members are rectangular in cross-section, thereby defining substantially flat upper peripheral surfaces 12.1, outer peripheral surface 12.2 and lower peripheral surface 12.3 of the peripheral frame 12 and thus also the panel 10. The panel 10 includes locating recesses 24 provided at or near to the corners 22.1, 22.2, 22.3 and 22.4 of the panel 10. The panel 10 also has separate securing recesses in the form of semi-circular grooves 30 formed in the lower surface 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventors: Manfred Franz Axel Freissle, Peter Helmut Franz Freissle