Patents by Inventor Martin Kunz

Martin Kunz 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: 20220171287
    Abstract: A photosensitive composition of a developable relief precursor, comprising: at least one copolymer as component C, at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound as component U, at least one photoinitiator or photoinitiator system as component P, at least one water soluble and/or water dispersible binder as component B, wherein the at least one copolymer as component C is an at least partially hydrolyzed ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, comprising —CH2—CH2— groups and wherein the content of said —CH2—CH2— groups in the partially hydrolyzed ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer is lower than 20 mol %, preferably lower than 15 mol %, more preferably lower than 10 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Flint Group Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Kunz, Christian Pietsch
  • Publication number: 20220066325
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a relief carrier using a solidifiable material includes a support structure configured for providing a substantially cylindrical support surface. The support surface may be formed by a substrate intended to be part of the relief carrier to be generated or by a cylindrical support not intended to be part of the relief carrier to be generated. A container is provided for the solidifiable material, the container having a wall arranged substantially parallel to an axis of the support structure; a moving means to move the support structure relative to the wall such that subsequent areas of the support surface face the wall during the moving. Moving includes at least a rotation around the axis. An irradiating means sends irradiation, through the wall in a predetermined area between the support surface and the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: XEIKON PREPRESS N.V.
    Inventors: Bart WATTYN, Eva FREUDENTHALER, Martin KUNZ
  • Patent number: 11140186
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, network security computer systems, and computer program products for identifying deviant engineering modifications to programmable logic controllers. Aspects include: collecting, by a network traffic collection device of the network security computer, network traffic data from one or more engineering stations, and storing, by a network traffic data storage device, the network traffic data collected. Each of the engineering stations may include one or more programmable logic controllers. The method also may include: comparing, by a network traffic comparison module, the network traffic data collected, detecting, by an abnormality detection module, any deviant engineering modifications to the programmable logic controllers in the engineering stations; and generating, by an alarming and correction module, one or more reports for the deviant engineering modifications to programmable logic controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: John W. Crawford, Kaan Bardak, Martin Kunz, Lesley Morgan, Nicholas Nichols
  • Patent number: 10976658
    Abstract: Novel photoacid generator compounds are provided. Compositions that include the novel photoacid generator compounds are also provided. The present disclosure further provides methods of making and using the photoacid generator compounds and compositions disclosed herein. The compounds and compositions are useful as photoactive components in chemically amplified resist compositions for various microfabrication applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HERAEUS EPURIO LLC
    Inventors: Yongqiang Zhang, Darin Campo, Ram B. Sharma, Martin Kunz
  • Patent number: 10875982
    Abstract: The invention relates to the reduction of the burning rate of di-(4-tert-butylcyclohexyl)-peroxydicarbonate (BCHPC) by adding desensitizers as well as to the use of BCHPC preparations having a reduced burning rate as an initiator in chemical reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: United Initiators GmbH
    Inventors: Iris Nagl, Gudrun Dischl, Dominik Hermann, Daniel Canella, Martin Kunz, Kevin Guigley
  • Patent number: 10858477
    Abstract: The invention relates to the cold curing and warm curing of unsaturated polyester resins, such as polyester resins and methyl methacrylate resins using mercaptans as reaction accelerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: United Initiators GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Kunz
  • Publication number: 20200230695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a powder for an additive manufacturing method having a d2-value of 10 ?m or more, a d90-value of 200 ?m or less and a quotient ELaw/d50?0.8 KJ(KG*?m), wherein ELaw indicates the avalanche energy and d50 the average particle diameter. The invention further relates to a method for producing a component by means of additive manufacturing using the claimed powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tim Protzmann, Martin Kunz, Alexander Elsen
  • Publication number: 20200094541
    Abstract: A method for thermally developing a relief precursor comprising a supporting layer and photopolymer layer having cured and uncured portions comprising the steps: (a) fixing the relief precursor with the supporting layer adjacent to a movable support; (b) repeatedly moving the support with the relief precursor fixed thereon in a multitude of movement cycles; (c) heating the relief precursor to a temperature sufficient to cause the uncured portions of the photopolymer layer to soften or liquefy; (d) contacting the relief precursor with a development medium to allow the liquefied material of the uncured portions to be adhered to and removed by the development medium; wherein the heating and contacting is carried out in cycles A, B, C or D each corresponding to a single movement cycle such that (i) in a cycle A, the relief precursor is heated with higher heating power and not contacted the relief precursor with the development medium; (ii) in a cycle B, the relief precursor is heated with higher heating power
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Peter FRONCZKIEWICZ, Andrew KNAPP, Torben WENDLAND, Martin KUNZ
  • Publication number: 20200089110
    Abstract: Novel photoacid generator compounds are provided. Compositions that include the novel photoacid generator compounds are also provided. The present disclosure further provides methods of making and using the photoacid generator compounds and compositions disclosed herein. The compounds and compositions are useful as photoactive components in chemically amplified resist compositions for various microfabrication applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Yongqiang Zhang, Darin Campo, Ram B. Sharma, Martin Kunz
  • Publication number: 20200036737
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, network security computer systems, and computer program products for identifying deviant engineering modifications to programmable logic controllers. Aspects include: collecting, by a network traffic collection device of the network security computer, network traffic data from one or more engineering stations, and storing, by a network traffic data storage device, the network traffic data collected. Each of the engineering stations may include one or more programmable logic controllers. The method also may include: comparing, by a network traffic comparison module, the network traffic data collected, detecting, by an abnormality detection module, any deviant engineering modifications to the programmable logic controllers in the engineering stations; and generating, by an alarming and correction module, one or more reports for the deviant engineering modifications to programmable logic controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: John W. Crawford, Kaan Bardak, Martin Kunz, Lesley Morgan, Nicholas Nichols
  • Publication number: 20190248983
    Abstract: The invention relates to the reduction of the burning rate of di-(4-tert-butylcyclohexyl)-peroxydicarbonate (BCHPC) by adding desensitizers as well as to the use of BCHPC preparations having a reduced burning rate as an initiator in chemical reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Iris Nagl, Gudrun Dischl, Dominik Hermann, Daniel Canella, Martin Kunz, Kevin Guigley
  • Publication number: 20190202979
    Abstract: The invention relates to the cold curing and warm curing of unsaturated polyester resins, such as polyester resins and methyl methacrylate resins using mercaptans as reaction accelerators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: United Initiators GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Kunz
  • Publication number: 20190128789
    Abstract: One aspect relates to a sensor for the detection of electrically conductive and/or polarizable particles including a substrate, wherein on at least one side of the substrate in a first level a first structured insulator, in a second level a first structured electrode layer, in a third level a second structured insulator and in a fourth level a second structured electrode layer are either directly or indirectly arranged in such a way that in at least one structured electrode layer and/or a structured insulator at least one opening is formed, which is accessible to the particles to be detected, and wherein the electrode layers have at least two electrodes or at least two conductor tracks or a combination of at least one electrode and at least one conductor track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Heraeus Sensor Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Tim ASMUS, Karlheinz WIENAND, Stefan DIETMANN, Martin KUNZ
  • Publication number: 20170363530
    Abstract: A sensor for detecting electrically conductive and/or polarizable particles, in particular for detecting soot particles, includes a substrate and at least two electrode layers, a first electrode layer and at least one second electrode layer. Which is arranged between the substrate and the first electrode layer. At least one insulation layer is formed between the first electrode layer and the at least one second electrode layer and at least one opening is formed in both the first electrode layer and the at least one insulation layer. At least some sections of the opening in the first electrode layer and of the opening in the insulation layer are arranged one above the other, such that at least one passage is formed to the second electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: HERAEUS SENSOR TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Tim ASMUS, Karlheinz WIENAND, Stefan DIETMANN, Martin KUNZ
  • Publication number: 20170356868
    Abstract: A sensor for detecting electrically conductive and/or polarizable particles, in particular for detecting soot particles, includes a substrate and at least two electrode layers, a first electrode layer and at least one second electrode layer, which is arranged between the substrate and the first electrode layer. At least one insulation layer is formed between the first electrode layer and the at least one second electrode layer and at least one opening is formed in both the first electrode layer and the at least one insulation layer. At least some sections of the opening in the first electrode layer and of the opening in the insulation layer are arranged one above the other, such that at least one passage is formed to the second electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: HERAEUS SENSOR TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Tim ASMUS, Karlheinz WIENAND, Stefan DIETMANN, Martin KUNZ
  • Publication number: 20160225926
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to electro-conductive pastes comprising silver particles which comprise silver oxide and organic additives and their use in the preparation of photovoltaic solar cells, preferably n-type photovoltaic solar cells. More specifically, the invention relates to electro-conductive pastes, solar cell precursors, processes for preparation of solar cells, solar cells and solar modules. The invention relates to an electro-conductive paste comprising as paste constituents: a. Silver particles; wherein the silver particles comprise the following silver particle constituents: i. Silver metal; ii. Silver oxide; b. An inorganic reaction system; c. An organic vehicle; d. An organic additive comprising one or more oxygen atoms doubly bonded to a carbon atom, or singly bonded to two carbon atoms, or a combination of both types of oxygen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Michael SCHÄFER, Wolfgang SCHMITT, Christian MUSCHELKNAUTZ, Martin KUNZ
  • Patent number: 9382405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peroxide mixtures and in particular to peroxide mixtures that are suitable for the accelerated crosslinking of ethylene vinyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED INITIATORS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Kunz, Katharina Seitz, Iris Nagl
  • Patent number: 9234087
    Abstract: A preparation, comprising a mixture of dibenzoyl peroxides where the mixture of dibenzoyl peroxides contains 50 to 99.7 mole % of a symmetric dibenzoyl peroxide and 0.3 to 50 mole % asymmetric dibenzoyl peroxides, shows a reduced decomposition temperature of the peroxides compared to the symmetric dibenzoyl peroxide and is suitable for hot cross-linking silicone rubber. The preparation can be produced by reacting a mixture containing a first benzoyl chloride and a second benzoyl chloride that is different therefrom with hydrogen peroxide, wherein the mixture of benzoyl chlorides contains 70 to 99.7 mole % of the first benzoyl chloride and 0.3 to 30 mole % of the second benzoyl chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED INITIATORS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef Helmut Weinmaier, Dominik Hermann, Martin Kunz
  • Publication number: 20150338832
    Abstract: For the safe check of a state of an automation system using a simple, safe data transfer, a method is provided for a secure checking of a state of a first device and of a second device which are connected to one another via a first line and via a second line, wherein the first device transmits a signal characterizing the first device to the second device and receives the signal characterizing the first device back via the second line and the second device transmits a signal characterizing the second device via a second line to the first device and receives the signal characterizing the second device back via the first line, and wherein a defect case is determined on a change of one of the two signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Franz DOLD, Markus SAUMER, Martin KUNZ
  • Patent number: 8877835
    Abstract: Composite material comprising—one or more heat-activatable free-radical initiators selected from the group consisting of organic peroxides and/or initiators having labile carbon-carbon bonds and particles which have a core-shell structure and the core of which comprises one or more magnetic materials, while the shell comprises silicon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Evonik Degussa GmbH, United Initiatiors GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Harald Herzog, Konrad Rockstein, Stipan Katusic, Martin Kunz, Iris Nagl, Hanno Wolf