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: 20160311746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing adipic acid or at least one conversion product thereof, in which muconic acid is hydrogenated with hydrogen in the presence of at least one transition metal catalyst C and of an aqueous liquid A in a reaction zone, wherein the muconic acid is at least partly insoluble in the liquid A under the hydrogenation conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Rolf PINKOS, Martin BOCK
  • Publication number: 20160311739
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing hexane-1,6-diol, in which a) a muconic acid starting material is provided, selected from 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 to hexane-1,6-diol, and c) the output from the hydrogenation in step b) is subjected to a distillative separation to obtain hexane-1,6-diol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph MÜLLER, Martin BOCK, Marion DA SILVA, Rolf-Hartmuth FISCHER, Benoit BLANK, Alois KINDLER, Johann-Peter MELDER, Berhard OTTO, Andreas HENNINGER
  • Publication number: 20160304436
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bernd Bastian SCHAACK, Martin BOCK, Kirsten DAHMEN
  • Publication number: 20160301312
    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: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander Unru, Martin Bock
  • Patent number: 9444365
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tracking method for a voltage transformer, in particular an inverter, of a photovoltaic system. In the method, an intermediate circuit voltage is repeatedly decreased or increased in one direction to a lower or higher voltage by voltage steps of a specified magnitude. The method is characterized in that an average rate of change of the intermediate circuit voltage in a partial time period between two voltage steps is limited by a maximum average rate of change, the maximum average rate of change being defined according to the magnitude of the intermediate circuit voltage. The disclosure further relates to a tracking device designed to perform the tracking method and to an inverter equipped with the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Martin Bock, Tobias Mueller, Thomas Ortmann, Alexander Unru
  • Patent number: 9433350
    Abstract: An imaging system for the fluorescence-optical visualization of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional object is provided. The imaging system comprising an illumination unit, which is designed and provided for emitting optical radiation in a predetermined wavelength range in order to illuminate the object and excite a fluorescent substance contained in the object, and a capturing unit, which is designed and provided for capturing an optical signal from the region of the object and for splitting the optical signal into a fluorescence signal having a first wavelength range and a signal of visible light having a second wavelength range. The optical capturing unit has an optoelectronic converter having a plurality of partial regions and serving for converting the fluorescence signal into a first electronic data signal and the signal of visible light into a second electronic data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: W.O.M. WORLD OF MEDICINE GMBH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Günter Schönborn, Andreas Bembenek, Jörn Ole Becker, Martin Bock, Andreas Lutz
  • Publication number: 20160251384
    Abstract: A process for the removal of acids from reaction mixtures, comprising at least one product of value which is sparingly soluble in water, by at least one unpolar amine as an auxiliary base, which includes: a) reacting the auxiliary base with the acid with formation of a salt; b) reacting the salt formed in step a) with a further base which accepts the acid with liberation of the auxiliary base and combines with the acid to be accepted from the auxiliary base to form a salt which is very readily soluble in water; c) extraction of the mixture obtained in step b) with water or an aqueous medium, wherein the salt of the further base dissolves in the aqueous phase and the product of value, or the solution of the product of value, in a suitable solvent and the auxiliary base form at least one separate nonaqueous phase; and d) removal by distillation of at least part of any solvent present from the at least one nonaqueous phase obtained in step c), to form two nonmiscible liquid phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: OLIVER HUTTENLOCH, Patrick DECK, Holger GANZ, Michael MAUSS, Wolfgang KÖRNIG, Martin BOCK
  • Publication number: 20160213582
    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: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Rüdenauer, Ralf Pelzer, Klaus Ebel, Martin Bock
  • Patent number: 9340754
    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: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Rüdenauer, Ralf Pelzer, Klaus Ebel, Martin Bock
  • Publication number: 20150353818
    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: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Günter Oetter, Jack Tinsley, Christian Spindler, Gabriela Alvarez-Juergenson, Sophie Vogel, Petra Neumann, Veronika Wloka, Martin Bock
  • Patent number: 9145509
    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: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Bittner, Günter Oetter, Jack Tinsley, Christian Spindler, Gabriela Alvarez Jürgenson, Sophie Vogel, Petra Neumann, Veronika Wloka, Martin Bock
  • Publication number: 20150225325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing 4-cyclohexyl-2-methyl-2-butanol. The process comprises the following steps: a) reaction of styrene with isopropanol at elevated temperature to obtain 4-phenyl-2-methyl-2-butanol, and b) heterogeneously catalyzed hydrogenation of 4-phenyl-2-methyl-2-butanol over a catalyst suitable for ring hydrogenation of aromatics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus EBEL, Stefan Rüdenauer, Ralf Pelzer, Martin Bock
  • Patent number: 9090553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing at least one cyclohexanepolycarboxylic acid or a derivative thereof by bringing at least one corresponding benzenepolycarboxylic acid or a derivative thereof into contact with a hydrogen-comprising gas in the presence of at least one coated catalyst comprising an active metal selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, platinum and mixes thereof, applied to a support material comprising silicon dioxide, where the pore volume of the support material is from 0.6 to 1.0 ml/g, determined by Hg porosimetry, the BET surface area is from 280 to 500 m2/g, at least 90% of the pores present have a diameter of from 6 to 12 nm, and from 40 to 70% by weight of the active metal, based on the total amount of the active metal, are present in the catalyst coating up to a penetration depth of 200 ?m, wherein the contacting is carried out at a superficial velocity of not more than 50 m/h.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Bock, Boris Breitscheidel
  • Patent number: 9084983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an eggshell catalyst comprising an active metal selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, platinum and mixtures thereof, applied to a support material comprising silicon dioxide, wherein the pore volume of the support material is 0.6 to 1.0 ml/g, determined by Hg porosimetry, the BET surface area is 280 to 500 m2/g, and at least 90% of the pores present have a diameter of 6 to 12 nm, to a process for preparing this eggshell catalyst, to a process for hydrogenating an organic compound which comprises at least one hydrogenatable group using the eggshell catalyst, and to the use of the eggshell catalyst for hydrogenating an organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lucia Königsmann, Daniela Mirk, Thomas Heidemann, Michael Hesse, Martin Bock, Mario Emmeluth, Jutta Bickelhaupt
  • Patent number: 9049446
    Abstract: There is provided a method of adapting a Quantization parameter of digitally encoded video, comprising using a look-ahead encoding pass to provide look-ahead bit costs for each macroblock in a picture of interest, calculating an activity metric for each macroblock in the picture of interest, determining at least an accumulated look-ahead bit cost threshold for a low macroblock activity category, wherein the low macroblock activity category comprises macroblocks having an activity metric below a pre-determined level, sorting the macroblocks according to the calculated activity metrics of each macroblock to provide sorted macroblocks, adding sorted macroblocks to the low macroblock activity category in ascending activity order and accumulating bit costs of the added sorted macroblocks up to the determined accumulated look-ahead bit cost threshold, and applying a change in quantization parameter, Qp, to the macroblocks of the picture of interest comprising decreasing the Qp value of the macroblocks in the low ma
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Alois Martin Bock, Rickard Sjöberg
  • Patent number: 9040592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing 4-cyclohexyl-2-methyl-2-butanol. The process comprises the following steps: a) reaction of styrene with isopropanol at elevated temperature to obtain 4-phenyl-2-methyl-2-butanol, and b) heterogeneously catalyzed hydrogenation of 4-phenyl-2-methyl-2-butanol over a catalyst suitable for ring hydrogenation of aromatics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Ebel, Stefan Rüdenauer, Ralf Pelzer, Martin Bock
  • Patent number: 8889920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing 4-isopropylcyclohexylmethanol (IPCHM) from para-cymene. The process for preparing 4-isopropylcyclohexylmethanol (IPCHM) comprises an electrochemical process for preparing a mixture of 4-isopropylbenzaldehyde dimethyl acetal and 4-(1-alkoxy-1-methylethyl)benzaldehyde dimethyl acetal, and intermediates passed through in the process, a hydrolysis step to form the corresponding benzaldehydes and a hydrogenation of this mixture to form 4-isopropylcyclohexylmethanol (IPCHM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Florian Stecker, Ulrich Griesbach, Martin Bock, Lucia Königsmann
  • Publication number: 20140294091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of and apparatus for compression encoding of a picture in a picture sequence. In particular, the invention relates to a method of and apparatus for compression encoding of a picture in a picture sequence so as to maintain a good picture quality while providing compression coding and decoding with low latency. The invention provides a method of compression encoding a picture in a picture sequence in which the pictures in the picture sequence are coded as prediction coded pictures with a single reference picture and have at least two macroblock sets. One set is a refresh set in which the macroblocks are intra-picture coded. The decoded compression coded picture information used for compression coding picture information is decoded without use of a de-blocking filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Alois Martin Bock, Tarek Amara, David Clewer
  • Patent number: 8837602
    Abstract: A method of pre-processing a sequence of video picture data comprising I pictures, P pictures and B pictures, where the pictures are arranged as a plurality of Group Of Pictures (GOP) and each of the Group Of Pictures has a first picture and a plurality of Sub Group of Pictures (Sub-GOP). The method uses an analysis of the sequence of video picture data to determine a position of a scene change relative to a position of a start of a new GOP within the sequence of video picture data and then moves the start of the new GOP to coincide with the scene change by extending or decreasing a current GOP length according to whether the scene change and the start of a new GOP are within a predetermined number of pictures of each other. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L.M. Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Satya Ghosh Ammu, Alois Martin Bock, Ryan Spicer
  • Publication number: 20140233263
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tracking method for a voltage transformer, in particular an inverter, of a photovoltaic system. In the method, an intermediate circuit voltage is repeatedly decreased or increased in one direction to a lower or higher voltage by voltage steps of a specified magnitude. The method is characterized in that an average rate of change of the intermediate circuit voltage in a partial time period between two voltage steps is limited by a maximum average rate of change, the maximum average rate of change being defined according to the magnitude of the intermediate circuit voltage. The disclosure further relates to a tracking device designed to perform the tracking method and to an inverter equipped with the tracking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Bock, Tobias Mueller, Thomas Ortmann, Alexander Unru