Patents by Inventor Matthias Mail

Matthias Mail 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: 20210238818
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for taking up oil from a water surface, comprising a container for receiving the oil and an oil-transporting means, wherein a portion of the oil-transporting means can be brought into fluid communication with the water surface and another portion of the oil-transporting means is disposed within the container, wherein the oil can be transported into the container via the oil-transporting means, wherein the oil-transporting means is formed from a hydrophobic fabric, the surface of which comprises filament-shaped and/or grid-like structures which are designed in such a way that they retain a gas layer on the surface of the hydrophobic fabric under water. The invention further relates to a corresponding method for taking up oil from a water surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT BONN
    Inventors: Wilhelm BARTHLOTT, Markus MOOSMANN, Matthias MAIL
  • Publication number: 20180362118
    Abstract: Device mountable on a surface (10), the device comprising a spacer system (12, 16, 20, 22) and a grid structure (2) which grid structure (2) is attached in spaced relation to the surface (10) by means of the spacer system (12, 16, 20, 22), wherein the distance between the surface (10) and the grid structure (2) is in a range from >0.1 ?m to <10 mm, wherein the grid structure (2) forms meshes of a mesh size in a range from >0.5 ?m to <8 mm, and wherein the surface of the grid structure (2) is at least partially amphiphobic. Method of maintaining a gas or air layer on a surface when the surface is immersed in a liquid or water comprising such device, and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITÄT BONN
    Inventors: Wilhelm Barthlott, Birte Böhnlein, Matthias Mail