Patents by Inventor Martin Gross

Martin Gross 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: 20210101813
    Abstract: A method of using algae to remove a contaminant or pollutant from a first fluid is provided. The method can include providing a growing apparatus having a first reservoir containing the first fluid and a second reservoir containing a second fluid, and growing the algae using the growing apparatus. The method can further include exposing the algae to the first fluid within the first reservoir where the algae uptakes the contaminant or pollutant from the first fluid, and exposing the algae via a belt to the second fluid in the second reservoir where the algae is stimulated to release the contaminant or pollutant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Zhiyou Wen, Xuefei Zhao, Max Thomas Gangestad
  • Patent number: 10899643
    Abstract: A method of using microorganisms to remove a pollutant from a fluid by exposing microorganisms to a fluid containing a pollutant, the microorganisms uptake the pollutant, then the microorganisms are exposed to a condition in order to stimulate the microorganisms to release the pollutant. Furthermore, the microorganisms are harvested and used as a foodstuff for human and animal consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Gross-Wen Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Zhiyou Wen, Xuefei Zhao, Max Thomas Gangestad
  • Patent number: 10875480
    Abstract: A bumper arrangement of a passenger car has an upper and a lower load path. A spring element is provided on the transverse support of the lower load path, which, in the event of a collision of a pedestrian with the passenger car, exerts an additional force on the lower leg of the pedestrian, so as to support the movement of the pedestrian in the direction of the front hood of the passenger car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Fichtinger, Martin Gross, Mazdak Novine, Tim Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20200398239
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distributor device, to a method for guiding materials, and to a method for cleaning a distributor device. The distributor device for guiding materials, in particular particulate pharmaceutical solids, comprises: a process chamber (2) having at least one inlet opening (3) and having at least two outlet openings (4), a distributor element (5) for distributing the materials, wherein the distributor element (5) extends through the process chamber (2) in order to connect the inlet opening (3) to one of the outlet openings (4), wherein the distributor element (5) is arranged rotatably about an axis of rotation (6), and a cleaning apparatus (7) which is configured to clean the process chamber (2) and the distributor element (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Christian Karl Paasche
  • Publication number: 20200331774
    Abstract: Use of Keplerate type polyoxomolybdates of the general structure Mo72M30, wherein M is selected from the group consisting of Fe, Cr, V or Mo2, for decontaminating aqueous media (water) from inorganic and organic pollutants
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Matthias Driess, Reinhard Schomäcker, Garai Somenath, Martin Gross, Amitava Acharjya, Michael Schwarze, Prashant Menezes
  • Publication number: 20200239342
    Abstract: A recirculating aquaculture system comprising a microorganism growing apparatus and a method of using microorganisms to remove a pollutant from a fluid utilized in a recirculating aquaculture system. Furthermore, the microorganisms are harvested and used as a foodstuff fertilizer, biofuels, and bioplastics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jackson Kimle, Matthew Ellis, Martin Gross, Zhiyou Wen, Xuefei Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200231477
    Abstract: A system for reducing total dissolved solids in wastewater can include a vertical reactor that can include a flexible sheet material, where the flexible sheet material can be configured to facilitate the growth and attachment of an algal biofilm. The vertical reactor can include a shaft, where the shaft can be associated with and can support the flexible sheet material, and a drive motor, where the drive motor can be coupled with the shaft such that the flexible sheet material can be selectively actuated. The system can include a fluid reservoir containing a portion of wastewater through which the flexible sheet material is configured to pass as well as a stressor operably configured to stimulate the algae to produce an extracellular polymeric substance. A method of reducing total dissolved solids in wastewater includes moving an algal biofilm through the wastewater and moving the algal biofilm through a gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Zhiyou Wen, Juan Peng, Martin A. Gross, Kumar Kuldip, Thomas Kunetz
  • Publication number: 20200182309
    Abstract: A viscous coupling may include: a housing part and an input body rotatable relative to the housing part that at least partially delimit an interior space; a shaft rotatable relative to the housing part and on which an output body arranged in the interior space may be formed for conjoint rotation with the shaft; a coupling region formed between the output and input bodies and configured to hold a viscous fluid to assure a coupling between the input body and the output body; a holding chamber for collecting coolant leaking from the coolant pump; a housing wall conformed integrally with the housing part and partially delimiting the holding chamber; and an actuator housing and an electric actuator therein by which a degree of the coupling between the input body and the output body may be adjustable. The actuator housing may at least partially cover the holding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Gross
  • Publication number: 20200048122
    Abstract: A method of using microorganisms to remove a pollutant from a fluid by exposing microorganisms to a fluid containing a pollutant, the microorganisms uptake the pollutant, then the microorganisms are exposed to a condition in order to stimulate the microorganisms to release the pollutant. Furthermore, the microorganisms are harvested and used as a foodstuff for human and animal consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Zhiyou Wen, Xuefei Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200022384
    Abstract: A method of producing mineral-rich algae by growing algae with an algae biofilm growing apparatus, wherein the algae is fed a mineral-rich feed stock. Furthermore, the mineral-rich algae is harvested and used as a foodstuff for human and animal consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Zhiyou Wen, Xuefei Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190308578
    Abstract: A bumper arrangement of a passenger car has an upper and a lower load path. A spring element is provided on the transverse support of the lower load path, which, in the event of a collision of a pedestrian with the passenger car, exerts an additional force on the lower leg of the pedestrian, so as to support the movement of the pedestrian in the direction of the front hood of the passenger car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Gerhard FICHTINGER, Martin GROSS, Mazdak NOVINE, Tim RUDOLPH
  • Publication number: 20190308577
    Abstract: A bumper arrangement of a passenger car has an upper and a lower load path. A spring element is provided on the transverse support of the lower load path, which, in the event of a collision of a pedestrian with the passenger car, exerts an additional force on the lower leg of the pedestrian, so as to support the movement of the pedestrian in the direction of the front hood of the passenger car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Gerhard FICHTINGER, Martin GROSS, Mazdak NOVINE, Tim RUDOLPH
  • Publication number: 20190048945
    Abstract: A viscous coupling may include: a housing part and an input body rotatable relative to the housing part that at least partially delimit an interior space; a shaft rotatable relative to the housing part and on which an output body arranged in the interior space may be formed for conjoint rotation with the shaft; a coupling region formed between the output and input bodies and configured to hold a viscous fluid to assure a coupling between the input body and the output body; a holding chamber for collecting coolant leaking from the coolant pump; a housing wall conformed integrally with the housing part and partially delimiting the holding chamber; and an actuator housing and an electric actuator therein by which a degree of the coupling between the input body and the output body may be adjustable. The actuator housing may at least partially cover the holding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Gross
  • Patent number: 9468931
    Abstract: The present invention describes a valve/mill arrangement (1) comprising a valve (2) having a valve housing (11) with an inlet opening (12) and an outlet opening (13), and having a closure element (14) for closing the inlet opening (12). The valve/mill arrangement (1) also comprises a mill (3) having a mill rotor (20) with at least one mill tool (22), having at least one mill screen (23) and having a drive device (24) for driving the mill rotor (20). The mill rotor (20) and the mill screen (23) here are arranged, at least in part, in the valve housing (11), and a travel path of the closure element (14) runs, at least in part, coaxially in relation to an axis of rotation (25) of the mill rotor (20). Unused space in the interior of the valve housing (11) is thus utilized by the mill (3). This means that a compact construction of the valve/mill arrangement (1) is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Gross
  • Publication number: 20160144374
    Abstract: The present invention describes a valve/mill arrangement (1) comprising a valve (2) having a valve housing (11) with an inlet opening (12) and an outlet opening (13), and having a closure element (14) for closing the inlet opening (12). The valve/mill arrangement (1) also comprises a mill (3) having a mill rotor (20) with at least one mill tool (22), having at least one mill screen (23) and having a drive device (24) for driving the mill rotor (20). The mill rotor (20) and the mill screen (23) here are arranged, at least in part, in the valve housing (11), and a travel path of the closure element (14) runs, at least in part, coaxially in relation to an axis of rotation (25) of the mill rotor (20). Unused space in the interior of the valve housing (11) is thus utilized by the mill (3). This means that a compact construction of the valve/mill arrangement (1) is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Gross
  • Publication number: 20140315291
    Abstract: Generally, culturing systems and methods for making and using culturing systems. Specifically, photobioreactor systems and methods for making and using photobioreactor systems to culture photosynthetic organisms, such as algae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Superior Ecotech LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Higgs, Philip Calabrese, Martin Gross
  • Patent number: 8231715
    Abstract: A filter arrangement, for cleaning gases contaminated with particles, has at least one filter unit with an exterior and an interior filter (3.1, 3.2), wherein the exterior and interior filters can be moved relative to each other, thereby exposing an opening (3.4) in the bottom regions thereof. This allows cleaning of filter units at the site of the filter units without disassembly of the same (cleaning in place—CIP). A method for cleaning is provided in that the region of the filter unit on the clean gas side including introducing a fluid sprayed via a cleaning lance protruding into the clean gas region while exposing a gap (3.4) in the bottom region of the exterior and interior filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hüttlin GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Uwe Schmidt, Christoph Macho, Marcus Knöll
  • Publication number: 20100212500
    Abstract: A filter arrangement, for cleaning gases contaminated with particles, has at least one filter unit with an exterior and an interior filter (3.1, 3.2), wherein the exterior and interior filters can be moved relative to each other, thereby exposing an opening (3.4) in the bottom regions thereof. This allows cleaning of filter units at the site of the filter units without disassembly of the same (cleaning in place—CIP). A method for cleaning is provided in that the region of the filter unit on the clean gas side including introducing a fluid sprayed via a cleaning lance protruding into the clean gas region while exposing a gap (3.4) in the bottom region of the exterior and interior filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Uwe Schmidt, Christoph Macho, Marcus Knöll
  • Publication number: 20050148500
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel proteinaceous composition that increases the levels of dopamine (DA) in neurons. Therefore, provided are methods for treating conditions caused by the deficiency of dopamine and/or by the loss of DA neurons or injury to DA neurons. An example includes Parkinson's disease. Also provided are methods for isolating and partially purifying the proteins and further characterizing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Alfred Heller, Lisa Won, Martin Gross
  • Patent number: 6830727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for stocking and preserving green round wood and sawn timber, which is stored in an airtight and lighttight sealing cover. The oxygen inside the cover is decomposed by the respiratory process of fungi, bacteria and wood cells that are still alive, thereby forming CO2 and H2O. Fermentation processes also lead to the decomposition of hemicelluloses and saccharides which are converted to organic acids and CO2. The oxygen content in the cover is less than 0.1 vol. % after an adjustment time of 3 to 10 days of total stocking, while said CO2 content rises to more than 21 and up to 40 vol. %. This method enables green round wood a swan timber to be stocked over long periods without wastage or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Technische Universitaet Dresden
    Inventors: Gerold Mahler, Christoph Richter, Martin Gross, Andreas Weber, Thomas Maier, Juergen Koenig