Patents by Inventor Matthias Schwab

Matthias Schwab 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: 20200164555
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens mold having a front surface comprising a lens forming portion and a rear surface, comprises a first molding tool and a second molding tool. The first and second molding tools are movable towards and away from each other between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position the first mold forming portion of the first molding tool and the second mold forming portion of the second molding tool define a cavity between them corresponding in shape to the shape of the ophthalmic lens mold. The surface of the second mold forming portion, at least in a central zone thereof, has a surface roughness Sa in the range of 0.3 ?m to 2 ?m, and a surface roughness Sz in the range of 10 ?m to 50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Tonn, Jan Bernard, Halina Heidrich, Eduard Jetzlaff, Yasin Acikgoez, Maricel Teresa Repetto, Matthias Schwab
  • Publication number: 20200155436
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising: A) at least one non-silicone-containing quaternary ammonium compound, B) at least one cosmetic oil, C) at least one nonionic surfactant, D) at least one nonaqueous solvent, E) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Hartung, Matthias Mentel, Verena Dahl, Peter Schwab, Kristin Klostermann, Patrick Winter, Jochen Kleinen
  • Patent number: 10620137
    Abstract: A contact lens inspection system, in particular for soft contact lenses, comprises a light source (40) for illuminating a contact lens to be inspected; a plenoptic camera (1) for producing an electronic plenoptic image; a processing unit (103) adapted for electronically processing the electronic plenoptic image of the contact lens and configured for refocusing the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Unterkofler, Matthias Schwab
  • Patent number: 10591747
    Abstract: Disclosed is an inspection and system method and system for determining the orientation of a contact lens on a lens support, particularly in an automated contact lens manufacturing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Paulekuhn, Susanne Fechner, Sarah Unterkofler, Daniel Kessler, Evgeni Schumm, Matthias Schwab
  • Publication number: 20190278386
    Abstract: The operating device for a vehicle component, in particular a human machine interface (HMI) for vehicles, is provided with a housing, comprising a front wall having a front face in particular with a display surface and a rear face facing away from the front face, and an operating element unit which is positioned and/or can be positioned on and/or in front of the front wall of the housing for manually triggering operating functions and/or for manually adjusting parameters of operating functions for a vehicle component. The operating element unit comprises at least one operating element, a display element and/or a display device, an evaluating and control unit assigned to the at least one operating element and to the display element or the display device, and an energy supply unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Klaus-Martin MASTHOFF, Tobias SCHWAB, Matthias STALLEIN
  • Patent number: 10370493
    Abstract: The invention provides polyglycerol alkoxylate esters and for the preparation and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Kathrin Daniela Brandt, Matthias Lobert, Dominik Schuch, Joachim Venzmer, Peter Schwab, Beata Bednorz, Anja Brösgen, Svenja Blaschek
  • Patent number: 10363788
    Abstract: A vibration damper is provided for a vehicle, preferably for a motor vehicle, having a wheel carrier made of metal for rotatably receiving a wheel, a damper tube arrangement at least partly made of a fiber-reinforced plastic for forming a damper fluid volume, a piston which is guided in the damper tube arrangement and includes a piston rod. The damper tube arrangement is rigidly connected to the wheel carrier and the piston rod can be connected to a body of the vehicle. A wheel carrier fluid volume is formed in the wheel carrier and which is connected to the damper fluid volume. The fluid in the wheel carrier fluid volume is in direct contact with the metal of the wheel carrier in order to transfer heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Reiser, Thomas Eifflaender, Michael Keigler, Johann Dudkowiak, Wolfgang Gruber, Matthias Stangl, Hubert Scholz, Thomas Kaespaizer, Martin Schwab
  • Publication number: 20190072784
    Abstract: A method for determining the orientation of a contact lens (1) on a lens support (3) comprises the steps of: providing a contact lens (1) having a lens center (2) and a sagittal height (h), providing a lens support (3), arranging the contact lens (1) on the lens support (3), providing a camera system (40) having a depth of field (4) of less than the sagittal height (h), illuminating the contact lens (1) arranged on the lens support (3) with a light beam, focusing the camera system (40) to a set focus corresponding to the expected position of the lens center (2) of the properly oriented contact lens (1) arranged on the lens support (3) with the lens center (2) of the properly oriented contact lens (1) on the lens support (3) being within the depth of field (4) of the focused camera system (40), producing an image (10) of the contact lens (1), scanning the image (10) of the contact lens (1) in at least one image portion (S) of a predetermined size; determining the image defocus of the at least one image port
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen Paulekuhn, Susanne Fechner, Sarah Unterkofler, Daniel Kessler, EVGENI SCHUMM, Matthias Schwab
  • Publication number: 20190072499
    Abstract: A contact lens inspection system, in particular for soft contact lenses, comprises a light source (40) for illuminating a contact lens to be inspected; a plenoptic camera (1) for producing an electronic plenoptic image; a processing unit (103) adapted for electronically processing the electronic plenoptic image of the contact lens and configured for refocusing the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Sarah Unterkofler, Matthias Schwab
  • Patent number: 10048164
    Abstract: A method for automated in-line determination of the center thickness of an ophthalmic lens including providing an inspection cuvette (2) having an optically transparent bottom (21) and a concave inner surface (210) and containing the lens immersed in a liquid, providing an interferometer having a light source and a focusing probe (30) focusing light coming from the light source to a set position (310) of the lens. Focusing probe (30) also directs light reflected at the boundary between the back surface of the lens and the liquid as well as light reflected at the boundary between the front surface of the lens and the liquid or at the boundary between the front surface of the lens and the concave inner surface (210) to a detector of the interferometer. The center thickness of the lens is determined using the light reflected at the respective boundary at the back surface and at the front surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Matthias Schwab
  • Publication number: 20180120199
    Abstract: A method for determining the inversion state of a soft contact lens (1), comprising imaging a soft contact lens having a convex surface (2, 3) and a concave surface (3, 2), a lens center and a lens edge (5) surrounding said soft contact lens (1), the method comprising using an optical coherence tomography system to obtain at least one sectional image of at least a part of the contact lens (1) comprising the lens edge (5), determining a cross-sectional edge geometry of the contact lens (1) extending from the lens edge (5) towards the lens center of the contact lens in the sectional image, the cross-sectional edge geometry corresponding to the convex and concave surface boundaries of the contact lens (1) in the sectional image, selecting a parameter defining the cross-sectional edge geometry of the contact lens (1) imaged and comparing the parameter defining the cross-sectional edge geometry of the contact lens (1) with a predetermined parameter defining a cross-sectional edge geometry of a non-inverted contact
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Sarah Unterkofler, Susanne Fechner, Marcus Heift, Matthias Schwab
  • Publication number: 20180030762
    Abstract: A load transfer interface for a vehicle door that comprises an outer skin and at least one beam that is connected to the outer skin, wherein the outer skin and the at least one beam define a vehicle door plane, the load transfer interface comprising at least one door stop fitting that is provided to transfer pressure loads from the vehicle door to an associated vehicle structural frame, the at least one door stop fitting being provided for rotation in an associated rotation plane, wherein the associated rotation plane is at least approximately parallel to the vehicle door plane. The invention is further related to an aircraft cabin door having such a load transfer interface, as well as to an aircraft having such an aircraft cabin door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Matthias SCHWAB
  • Patent number: 9701941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the in vitro selection of at least one therapeutic cell subpopulation from an original cell population of eukaryotic cells, as well as to the therapeutic cell subpopulation selected by the method, which can be used for the treatment of diseases of tissues or organs. The selected cells are highly migrative and the method according to the invention provides for the selection of these highly migrative subpopulations from a sample comprising a mixture of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen Medizinische Fakultaet
    Inventors: Lusine Danielyan, Christoph Gleiter, Matthias Schwab, Richard Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9599616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the in vitro selection of at least one therapeutic cell subpopulation from an original cell population of eukaryotic cells, as well as to the therapeutic cell subpopulation selected by the method, which can be used for the treatment of diseases of tissues or organs. The selected cells are highly migrative and the method according to the invention provides for the selection of these highly migrative subpopulations from a sample comprising a mixture of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen Medizinische Fakultaet
    Inventors: Lusine Danielyan, Gayane Buniatian, Matthias Schwab, Christoph Hermann Gleiter, Barbara Proksch, Richard Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20160252508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the in vitro selection of at least one therapeutic cell subpopulation from an original cell population of eukaryotic cells, as well as to the therapeutic cell subpopulation selected by the method, which can be used for the treatment of diseases of tissues or organs. The selected cells are highly migrative and the method according to the invention provides for the selection of these highly migrative subpopulations from a sample comprising a mixture of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Lusine Danielyan, Gayane Buniatian, Matthias Schwab, Christoph Hermann Gleiter, Barbara Proksch, Richard Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20160223429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contact lens inspection system, comprising: a light source (20) being adapted to illuminate the contact lens with collimated light from a front side or the rear side of the contact lens; a camera (40) having an objective lens (41) and an electronic sensor (42), said camera being arranged to produce an electronic orthographic image (10) of said contact lens on said electronic sensor (42), wherein said objective lens (41) has a diameter which is at least as large as a maximum diameter of said contact lens, said camera (40) being arranged on that side of the contact lens opposite to said side of said light source (20); an electronic scanning and evaluation unit (50) adapted for electronically scanning said electronic orthographic image (10) of said contact lens to determine whether or not said contact lens is inverted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Susanne FECNHER, Matthias SCHWAB, Daniel KESSLER, Roger BIEL
  • Publication number: 20160207774
    Abstract: Oligophenylene monomers for the synthesis of polymeric precursors for the preparation of graphene nanoribbons, the polymeric precursors, and methods for preparing them, as well as methods for preparing the graphene nauoribbons from the polymeric precursors and the monomers are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicants: BASF SE, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Sorin IVANOVICI, Matthias SCHWAB, Xinliang FENG, Klaus MUELLEN
  • Publication number: 20160160264
    Abstract: Disclosed is a diagnostic in vitro method for determining the activity of thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) in individuals to be examined, characterized in that the content of urothione and/or jukathione in body fluids is determined. Also disclosed is a diagnostic in vitro method for determining the TPMT activity in cellular extracts of test subjects of any origin, characterized in that molybdenum cofactor (Moco) and/or decomposition stages of Moco are used as substrates for the reaction and the formed quantity of jukathione and/or urothione is determined. Finally, a diagnostic in vitro method is disclosed, wherein urothione and/or jukathione serves as a biomarker for an increased susceptibility with regard to one or more particular diseases, which is determined in body fluids and/or cellular extracts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Gunter SCHWARZ, Julika CSASZAR, Elke SCHAEFFELER, Matthias SCHWAB
  • Publication number: 20150166954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the in vitro selection of at least one therapeutic cell subpopulation from an original cell population of eukaryotic cells, as well as to the therapeutic cell subpopulation selected by the method, which can be used for the treatment of diseases of tissues or organs. The selected cells are highly migrative and the method according to the invention provides for the selection of these highly migrative subpopulations from a sample comprising a mixture of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Lusine Danielyan, Christoph Gleiter, Matthias Schwab, Richard Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20140091016
    Abstract: A method for automated in-line determination of the center thickness of an ophthalmic lens including providing an inspection cuvette (2) having an optically transparent bottom (21) and a concave inner surface (210) and containing the lens immersed in a liquid, providing an interferometer having a light source and a focusing probe (30) focusing light coming from the light source to a set position (310) of the lens. Focusing probe (30) also directs light reflected at the boundary between the back surface of the lens and the liquid as well as light reflected at the boundary between the front surface of the lens and the liquid or at the boundary between the front surface of the lens and the concave inner surface (210) to a detector of the interferometer. The center thickness of the lens is determined using the light reflected at the respective boundary at the back surface and at the front surface of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Matthias Schwab