Patents by Inventor Michael Ahlers

Michael Ahlers 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: 20200406737
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a plurality of battery modules for storing electrical energy in the region of an underbody of a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. The underbody is delimited on each of the two sides by a side sill. As viewed in the vehicle longitudinal direction, at least two battery modules are arranged adjacent to each other between the side sills, wherein the battery modules adjoin the respective side sills and a deformation element is arranged in each case between the adjacent battery modules. The battery modules are protected against damage in the event of a side crash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Fortesa ABDYLI, Michael AHLERS, Gabriel Alejandro FREIRE, Maximilian ROLLE, Christopher SCHOENHOFF, Hermann SELTENREICH, Markus STRAUCH
  • Patent number: 10363979
    Abstract: By combining at least two different vehicle front end modules and passenger cell modules, at least two groups of motor vehicles belonging to different vehicle categories can be formed. For this purpose, the two vehicle front end modules feature different distances between the engine mounts, and the two passenger cell modules feature different distances between the front seats. The individual variants of each of the four modules are designed as identical parts and are manufactured in uniform deep-drawing dies for each module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfram Haug, Mike Reichelt, Philip Koehn, Michael Ahlers, Joerg Kutzschbach
  • Publication number: 20180086401
    Abstract: By combining at least two different vehicle front end modules and passenger cell modules, at least two groups of motor vehicles belonging to different vehicle categories can be formed. For this purpose, the two vehicle front end modules feature different distances between the engine mounts, and the two passenger cell modules feature different distances between the front seats. The individual variants of each of the four modules are designed as identical parts and are manufactured in uniform deep-drawing dies for each module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfram HAUG, Mike REICHELT, Philip KOEHN, Michael AHLERS, Joerg KUTZSCHBACH
  • Patent number: 9744218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-chamber applicator comprising an aqueous gelatin solution and an aqueous cross-linking agent solution in separate chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: TETEC TISSUE ENGINEERGING TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Christoph Gaissmaier, Michael Ahlers
  • Patent number: 9382928
    Abstract: A component connection arrangement and a method of connecting components is provided in which a first component having a projecting male fixing element is connected to a second component in a friction-locking manner by a sleeve-like or cap-like clip element snapped on the male fixing element, with the clip element being clamped between the male fixing element and a female fixing element provided on or in the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johann van Niekerk, Michael Ahlers, Maik Hammer
  • Patent number: 9295751
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of gelatin and a cross-linking agent to provide a medical glue which forms a cross-linked gelatin gel in an area of application of the human or animal body. According to the invention, (i) the gelatin and the cross-linking agent are mixed with each other to form the cross-linking medical glue which is then administered to the area of application; or (ii) the gelatin and the cross-linking agent are made available in separate form and are administered, simultaneously or one after the other, to the area of application while forming the cross-linking medical glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: Gelita AG, Tetec Tissue Engineering
    Inventors: Christoph Gaissmaier, Michael Ahlers
  • Publication number: 20140201959
    Abstract: A component connection arrangement and a method of connecting components is provided in which a first component having a projecting male fixing element is connected to a second component in a friction-locking manner by a sleeve-like or cap-like clip element snapped on the male fixing element, with the clip element being clamped between the male fixing element and a female fixing element provided on or in the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellscharft
    Inventors: Johann van Niekerk, Michael AHLERS, Maik HAMMER
  • Publication number: 20140170119
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-chamber applicator comprising an aqueous gelatin solution and an aqueous cross-linking agent solution in separate chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TETEC TISSUE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Christoph GAISSMAIER, Michael AHLERS
  • Patent number: 8637081
    Abstract: A therapeutic composition comprising gelatin and a cross-linking agent, for use in biological regenerative methods, which composition can be administered to a target area of the body while ensuring that the suspended cells and/or the growth factors remain in the target area of the body and at the same time eliminating the need for the patient to maintain the treated body area immobilized for unreasonable periods, is disclosed. A method is also disclosed, wherein (i) the gelatin and the cross-linking agent are mixed with each other to form the cross-linking therapeutic composition which is then administered to the target area; or (ii) the gelatin and the cross-linking agent are made available in separate form and are administered, simultaneously or one after the other, to the target area while forming the cross-linking therapeutic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: TETEC Tissue Engineering Technologies AG
    Inventors: Christophe Gaissmaier, Michael Ahlers
  • Publication number: 20130251755
    Abstract: The shaped body is intended for introduction into an alveolar space or into another bone defect location. A composite material with at least a first material component in the form of a collagen material and a second material component in the form of a bone replacement material is provided for the shaped body. The collagen material forms a matrix, in which the bone replacement material is embedded, distributed non-homogeneously, so that a local collagen proportion based on any desired part volume of 30 mm3 is at least 10% everywhere and a global collagen proportion based on the total volume is in the range between 30% and 95%. The shaped body is compressible. A local bone replacement proportion based, in each case, on a part volume of 30 mm3 has its maximum value at an edge face and decreases inwardly proceeding from the edge face, a BRM zone provided with bone replacement material extending into the interior proceeding from the edge face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Resorba Wundversrgung GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus FREY, Michael Ahlers, Karl-Heinz Sorg, Christian Huber
  • Patent number: 8226970
    Abstract: In order to provide a non-woven fiber fabric, in particular, in the form of a flat material or as part of a flat material which can be used as a biodegradable material in medicine, in particular, as an implant or carrier material for living cells (tissue engineering) but also a non-woven fiber fabric which can be used in food technology in a variety of applications, in particular, as a preliminary product for foods, a non-woven fiber fabric is provided containing fibers consisting of a gelatin material, wherein the thickness of the fibers is on average 1 to 500 ?m and wherein the non-woven fiber fabric has a plurality of areas, at which two or more fibers merge into one another without any phase boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Gelita AG
    Inventors: Michael Ahlers, Denis Reibel, Jutta Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8216602
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to provide a nerve guide that allows the axons to develop fairly freely during regeneration. For this purpose, the nerve guide is produced based on a shaped body from a cross-linked, resorbable, gelatin-based material. The shaped body is a tubular hollow body having a wall with an exterior surface and an interior surface, which wall defines a lumen. The nerve guide comprises a semipermeable layer surrounding the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Gelita AG
    Inventors: Michael Ahlers, Burkhard Schlosshauer, Lars Dreesmann, Martin Lietz
  • Patent number: 8133269
    Abstract: In order to provide a vascular stent, with which the risk of restenosis is reduced without having to use anti-proliferative active substances, there is proposed a carrier of a dimensionally stable material, as well as one or more layers, which are disposed at least in sections on the carrier, of a material based on crosslinked gelatin that is resorbable under physiological conditions, wherein the adhesion between the carrier and the layer and/or between individual layers can be neutralised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Gelita AG
    Inventors: Klaus Flechsenhar, Michael Ahlers
  • Publication number: 20110071227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of a quickly wettable material containing natural hydrocolloid in the form of a shaped body, in which a material containing natural hydrocolloid in the form of a shaped body is exposed to a plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Michael Ahlers, Steffen Oesser, Michael Grzinia, Klaus Flechsenhar
  • Publication number: 20100291179
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite biomaterial and a process for producing a composite biomaterial with controlled release of active ingredients, comprising a three-dimensional polymer-based support structure, and a polymer-based matrix structure. The active ingredients are in this case incorporated into the composite biomaterial via the matrix structure, and the composite biomaterial is obtainable by introducing the matrix structure into the support structure. The active ingredients may in this case be incorporated for example adhesively, via specific binder molecules or via enzyme-labile linker molecules via the matrix structure into the composite biomaterial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Dieter Stoll, Reinout Stoop, Juliana Vaz N├╝rnberger, Christoph Gaissmaier, Michael Ahlers, Claudia Bohnsack
  • Publication number: 20100057200
    Abstract: In order to provide a vascular stent, with which the risk of restenosis is reduced without having to use anti-proliferative active substances, there is proposed a carrier of a dimensionally stable material, as well as one or more layers, which are disposed at least in sections on the carrier, of a material based on crosslinked gelatin that is resorbable under physiological conditions, wherein the adhesion between the carrier and the layer and/or between individual layers can be neutralised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Klaus Flechsenhar, Michael Ahlers
  • Publication number: 20100056452
    Abstract: To provide an angiogenesis-promoting substrate which can be easily and cost-effectively produced, it is proposed that the substrate comprise a non-porous shaped body formed from a gelatin-containing material which is insoluble and resorbable under physiological conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Michael Ahlers, Burkhard Schlosshauer, Lars Dreesmann
  • Publication number: 20100021517
    Abstract: In order to provide a non-woven fiber fabric, in particular, in the form of a flat material or as part of a flat material which can be used as a biodegradable material in medicine, in particular, as an implant or carrier material for living cells (tissue engineering) but also a non-woven fiber fabric which can be used in food technology in a variety of applications, in particular, as a preliminary product for foods, a non-woven fiber fabric is provided containing fibers consisting of a gelatin material, wherein the thickness of the fibers is on average 1 to 500 ?m and wherein the non-woven fiber fabric has a plurality of areas, at which two or more fibers merge into one another without any phase boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicants: GELITA AG, CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Michael Ahlers, Denis Reibel, Jutta Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20090269455
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to obtain a food product, in particular a snack product, which has a favourable nutrient physiology and a crispy, brittle texture, and an associated production method. To achieve this, the food product is substantially devoid of starch and has a foamed structure and the solid content has a protein fraction of at least approximately 25% by weight, at least 65% by weight of the protein fraction consisting of gelatin and/or collagen hydrolysate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Jutta Hoffmann, Michael Ahlers
  • Publication number: 20090191269
    Abstract: A therapeutic composition comprising gelatin and a cross-linking agent, for use in biological regenerative methods, which composition can be administered to a target area of the body while ensuring that the suspended cells and/or the growth factors remain in the target area of the body and at the same time eliminating the need for the patient to maintain the treated body area immobilized for unreasonable periods, is disclosed. A method is also disclosed, wherein (i) the gelatin and the cross-linking agent are mixed with each other to form the cross-linking therapeutic composition which is then administered to the target area; or (ii) the gelatin and the cross-linking agent are made available in separate form and are administered, simultaneously or one after the other, to the target area while forming the cross-linking therapeutic composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicants: GELITA AG, TETEC TISSUE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Christoph Gaissmaier, Michael Ahlers