Patents by Inventor Martin Bock

Martin Bock 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: 20220047781
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthesis includes an implantable scaffold and/or stent substrate which is convertible from a compressed first geometric shape to a radially dilated dimensionally stable second tubular second geometric shape, the scaffold and/or stent substrate comprising a bioresorbable zinc alloy, the zinc alloy including at least at least four alloying elements selected from the group consisting of silver (Ag) in an amount of about 1.0 wt. % to about 6.0 wt. %, manganese (Mn) in an amount of about 0.1 wt. to about 2.0 wt. %, zirconium (Zr) in an amount of about 0.05 wt. % to about 1.0 wt. %, copper (Cu) in an amount of about 0.5 wt. % to about 1.2 wt. %, and optionally titanium (Ti) in an amount of 0 to about 0.4 wt. %, with the balance of the alloy being zinc and incidental impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Bocks, Jaroslaw Drelich, Jeremy Goldman, Ehsan Mostaed
  • Patent number: 11079729
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a multivalent energy supply system including at least two energy generators using at least two different energy carriers to provide heat, cold, and/or electrical energy. For each generator, a closed-loop controller controls variables of the generator. Each generator assumes one of three possible switching states: the generator must be switched on, must be switched off, or may be switched on or off. The system includes a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one request for heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines whether a specific criterion is present which specifies exactly one of the three possible switching states for each generator. The control device determines target values for meeting the request depending on the request and the specific criterion and outputs the target values to the closed-loop controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Publication number: 20200301381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system, wherein the energy supply system comprises at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. For each energy generator, there is a closed-loop controller for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator. Each energy generator can assume three possible switching states: the energy generator must be switched on, the energy generator must be switched off, or the energy generator may be switched on or switched off. The energy supply system includes a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device is configured to detect at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Patent number: 10782661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers in order to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises a closed-loop controller for each energy generator for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. For each energy generator, the control device determines target values for meeting the at least one energy supply request based on the particular energy carrier being used, wherein the target values may also include instructions for switching the energy generator on or off, and outputs the target values to the closed-loop controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Patent number: 10784687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system, wherein the multivalent energy supply system comprises at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system comprises, for each energy generator, a closed-loop controller for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines a classification of the energy generator into groups according to a specific characteristic of the energy generators, each energy generator being assigned to exactly one group for each energy form that it provides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Patent number: 10699352
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of controlling an energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators each configured to provide at least one form of energy of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises one closed-loop controller per energy generator for controlling the energy generator and a control device coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects an energy supply request for providing energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines for each energy form which energy generators are required to meet the energy supply request. For each energy form, the control device generates switch-on requests for the energy generators required to meet the energy supply system and switch-off requests for the energy generators not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Martin Bock, Andrej Grad, Tobias Maurer, Reinhard Osterloh, Jörg Timmermann
  • Patent number: 10613355
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be routed from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: e-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Charles Willey, Tiziano Tabacchi, Martin Bock, Massimo Pinazza, Scott N. Richman, Volkan Ozguz
  • Patent number: 10329237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for hydrogenating aromatic compounds with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst, in which the catalyst comprises ruthenium on a zirconium oxide support material, and also the use of a catalyst comprising ruthenium on a zirconium oxide support material for hydrogenating aromatic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bernd Bastian Schaack, Martin Bock, Kirsten Dahmen
  • Publication number: 20190114724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of controlling an energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators each configured to provide at least one form of energy of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises one closed-loop controller per energy generator for controlling the energy generator and a control device coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects an energy supply request for providing energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines for each energy form which energy generators are required to meet the energy supply request. For each energy form, the control device generates switch-on requests for the energy generators required to meet the energy supply system and switch-off requests for the energy generators not required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20190113894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system comprising at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers in order to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system further comprises a closed-loop controller for each energy generator for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. For each energy generator, the control device determines target values for meeting the at least one energy supply request based on the particular energy carrier being used, wherein the target values may also include instructions for switching the energy generator on or off, and outputs the target values to the closed-loop controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20190107295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for configuring a multivalent energy supply system. The apparatus comprises a memory device in which a base configuration is stored. The base configuration includes a plurality of energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy, a flow through which a carrier medium flows which receives energy from the energy generators and transports it to a consumer circuit, and a return flow which receives the carrier medium coming from the consumer circuit. The base configuration further comprises a buffer storage which is arranged between the flow and the return flow. The energy generators within the base configuration may be arranged at positions in parallel to the buffer storage between the flow and the return flow and/or in series in the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20190109460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a multivalent energy supply system, wherein the multivalent energy supply system comprises at least two energy generators which use at least two different energy carriers to provide energy in the form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy. The energy supply system comprises, for each energy generator, a closed-loop controller for controlling controlled variables of the energy generator and a control device for coordinatedly controlling the closed-loop controllers. The control device detects at least one energy supply request for at least one energy form of heat and/or cold and/or electrical energy and determines a classification of the energy generator into groups according to a specific characteristic of the energy generators, each energy generator being assigned to exactly one group for each energy form that it provides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christian ARNOLD, Martin BOCK, Andrej GRAD, Tobias MAURER, Reinhard OSTERLOH, Jörg TIMMERMANN
  • Patent number: 10205943
    Abstract: There is provided a method of processing video information, the method comprising encoding (430) received video information, the encoded video information having an encoded video bitrate (330), wherein the encoded video bitrate is variable in response to the complexity of the received video information. The method further comprises buffering (440) the encoded video information in a buffer (145), wherein the size of the buffer (145) is controlled in response to the complexity of the received video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Li Chen, Alois Martin Bock, David Horton
  • Patent number: 10186966
    Abstract: A method and corresponding system for operating an inverter includes setting an input voltage (UPV) of the inverter by an input-side DC-DC converter and/or an output-side inverter bridge, wherein the input voltage (UPV) corresponds to an MPP voltage (UMPP) at which a generator connectable on the input side outputs a maximum electrical power, and determining a first temperature value (TDCDC) in the DC-DC converter and a second temperature value (TDCAC) in the inverter bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SMA Solar Technology AG
    Inventors: Alexander Unru, Martin Bock
  • Patent number: 10081580
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing cyclohexane by isomerizing a hydrocarbon mixture (HM1) comprising methylcyclopentane (MCP) in the presence of a catalyst. The catalyst is preferably an acidic ionic liquid. The starting material used is a stream (S1) which originates from a steamcracking process. The hydrocarbon mixture (HM1) obtained from this stream (S1) in an apparatus for aromatics removal has a reduced aromatics content compared to stream (S1), and (HM1) may optionally also be (virtually) free of aromatics. Depending on the type and amount of the aromatics remaining in the hydrocarbon mixture (HM1), especially in the case that benzene is present, the isomerization may additionally be preceded by performance of a hydrogenation of (HM1). In addition, depending on the presence of other components of (HM1), further purification steps may optionally be performed prior to or after the isomerization or hydrogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Steffen Tschirschwitz, Kathrin Wissel-Stoll, Jochen Bürkle, Albena Kostova, Markus Schmitt, Veronika Wloka, Stephan Deuerlein, Marco Bosch, Steffen Oehlenschläger, Michael Schreiber, Gauthier Luc Maurice Averlant, Joni Joni, Roman Prochazka, Martin Bock, Alois Kindler, Daniela Malkowsky, Katharina Spuhl, Stefan Bitterlich, Daniel Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 9873658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for hydrogenating 4,4?-methylenedianiline and/or polymeric MDA with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst comprising ruthenium on a zirconium oxide support material, and also to the use of a catalyst comprising ruthenium on a zirconium oxide support material for hydrogenating 4,4?-methylenedianiline and/or polymeric MDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andreas Weickgenannt, Bernd Bastian Schaack, Barbara Wucher, Alexander Panchenko, Frank Hettche, Martin Bock, Aik Meam Tan, Kirsten Dahmen
  • Patent number: 9717664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for the preparation of compounds of the formula (Ia) by reacting styrene with a secondary alkanol and the hydrogenation of the resulting phenyl-substituted tertiary alkanol. In addition, the invention relates to compounds of the formula (Ia) and to the use of such compounds as fragrances, and also to compositions which comprise compounds of the formulae (Ia) and (Ib).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Rüdenauer, Ralf Pelzer, Klaus Ebel, Martin Bock
  • Patent number: 9701893
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for mineral oil extraction by means of Winsor type III microemulsion flooding, in which an aqueous surfactant formulation comprising at least three ionic surfactants which are different with regard to the alkyl moiety (R1)(R2)—CH—CH2— and are of the general formula (R1)(R2)—CH—CH2—O-(D)n-(B)m-(A)l-XYa?a/bMb+ is injected through injection boreholes into a mineral oil deposit, and crude oil is withdrawn from the deposit through production boreholes. The invention further relates to surfactant formulations of ionic surfactants of the general formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Günter Oetter, Jack Tinsley, Christian Spindler, Gabriela Alvarez-Juergenson, Sophie Vogel, Petra Neumann, Veronika Wloka, Martin Bock
  • Publication number: 20160326092
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing hexamethylenediamine, wherein a) a muconic acid starting material is provided, which is selected from among muconic acid, esters of muconic acid, lactones of muconic acid, and mixtures thereof, b) the muconic acid starting material is subjected to a reaction with hydrogen in the presence of at least one hydrogenation catalyst in order to form 1,6-hexanediol, and c) the 1,6-hexanediol obtained in step b) is subjected to amination in the presence of an amination catalyst in order to obtain hexamethylenediamine. The invention further relates to hexamethylenediamine which can be produced by means of said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph MÜLLER, Martin BOCK, Marion DA SILVA, Rolf-Hartmuth FISCHER, Benoit BLANK, Alois KINDLER, Johann-Peter MELDER, Bernhard OTTO, Mathias SCHELWIES, Andreas HENNINGER
  • Publication number: 20160326094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for hydrogenating 4,4?-methylenedianiline and/or polymeric MDA with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst comprising ruthenium on a zirconium oxide support material, and also to the use of a catalyst comprising ruthenium on a zirconium oxide support material for hydrogenating 4,4?-methylenedianiline and/or polymeric MDA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andreas WEICKGENANNT, Bernd Bastian SCHAACK, Barbara WUCHER, Alexander PANCHENKO, Frank HETTCHE, Martin BOCK, Aik Meam TAN, Kirsten DAHMEN