Patents by Inventor Michael Bock

Michael Bock 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: 20220313563
    Abstract: Dental adhesive set which contains an adhesive and an applicator which is coated with a vanadium(IV) salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Thorsten Bock, Thomas Köhler, Michael Barbisch
  • Publication number: 20220313108
    Abstract: An implantable array, such as an electrode array, is provided. The array is suitable for being placed in anatomic tissue of a human or animal body, and has a structure for referencing predefined distinct points of the implantable electrode array in magnetic resonance images. A structure is arranged in a predefined portion of the implantable array, where the structure has multiple patterns, each pattern having a predefined form and formed from a material having a magnetic susceptibility which is different from the magnetic susceptibility of the anatomic tissue surrounding the implantable array when placed in the human or animal body. Each pattern is in a predefined spatial relationship with one of the predefined distinct points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Johannes ERHARDT, Martin SCHUETTLER, Thomas STIEGLITZ, Michael BOCK
  • Publication number: 20220228814
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for an interior of a vehicle, which has at least one cooling unit as at least one component. The at least one cooling unit has thermally conductive composite yarn and carrier material, which has phase change material. The carrier material is woven into the composite yarn. The phase change material is designed to absorb heat from the interior above its melting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Florian Bock, Michael Grabowski
  • Publication number: 20220161891
    Abstract: A locking device for locking an energy supply unit of a bicycle including a holding element. The locking device configured to lock the energy supply unit to the holding element in a locking position, and for separation of the energy supply unit from the holding element, to permit movement of the energy supply unit from the locking position to an intermediate position, and to release the energy supply unit, disposed in the intermediate position, when the energy supply unit is to be separated from the holding element. The locking device includes a guide element adjustable between a clamping position, in which a clamping force is applied along a clamping direction to the energy supply unit, and a release position, in which movement of the energy supply unit from the locking position into the intermediate position along a direction of movement extending at an angle to the clamping direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Brose Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Berlin
    Inventors: Michael BOCK, Markus HEINZ
  • Patent number: 11279440
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for an electric bicycle with an electric motor, an energy storage unit for supplying the electric motor with electrical energy, and a carrier at which the energy storage unit is releasably held, wherein a first plug connector is provided at the energy storage unit and a second plug connector is provided at the carrier which plug connector is connected to the first plug connector to connect the energy storage unit to the electric motor. The first plug connector is mounted in a pivotable manner at the carrier about a first pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brose Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Berlin
    Inventors: Michael Bock, Markus Heinz
  • Patent number: 11061091
    Abstract: A method for the magnetic resonance examination of a measurement object is described, in which a measurement sequence is used in which the magnetic resonance response to the transmitted signal during transmission is measured. It is provided that a correction signal corresponding to the transmitted signal be generated and be used for correction of the response signal. To this end, the correction signal is modulated by a phase value and an amplitude value. The phase value and the amplitude value are automatically and iteratively customized for optimum correction of the response signal by an optimization method using a respective present state value of the measurement signal. Further, a radio-frequency unit (1) is described that can be used to carry out the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    Inventors: Ali Caglar Ozen, Michael Bock
  • Publication number: 20200094916
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for an electric bicycle with an electric motor, an energy storage unit for supplying the electric motor with electrical energy, and a carrier at which the energy storage unit is releasably held, wherein a first plug connector is provided at the energy storage unit and a second plug connector is provided at the carrier which plug connector is connected to the first plug connector to connect the energy storage unit to the electric motor. The first plug connector is mounted in a pivotable manner at the carrier about a first pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Michael BOCK, Markus HEINZ
  • Patent number: 10559996
    Abstract: A brush system of an electric motor, having a commutator, at least one brush that is guided within a brush duct and is provided with a connection line, and a spring element that exerts a spring force on the brush when the spring element is effectively connected thereto, such that the brush rests against the commutator; the brush duct includes a longitudinal duct slot inside which the connection line extends and which has a constriction that the connection line penetrates when the effective connection between the spring element and the brush is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventor: Michael Bock
  • Patent number: 10501406
    Abstract: The invention relates to polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates having an NCO number of at least 29% comprising less than 2% by weight ureas, less than 8% by weight carbodiimides or uretonimines and less than 1000 ppm organic chlorine compounds. The polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates can be prepared according to the invention by reacting (i) polyphenyl polymethylene polyamines with organic carbonates to give the corresponding polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates, (ii) by thermally cleaving the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates to give the polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates, wherein, prior to the thermal cleavage, the free amino groups or urea groups present in the carhamate crude mixture comprising the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates are reacted with a derivatizing reagent to give amide groups or urethane groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Lorenz, Axel Franzke, Robert Baumann, Michael Bock, Geert Janssens
  • Publication number: 20180248441
    Abstract: A brush system of an electric motor, having a commutator, at least one brush that is guided within a brush duct and is provided with a connection line, and a spring element that exerts a spring force on the brush when the spring element is effectively connected thereto, such that the brush rests against the commutator; the brush duct includes a longitudinal duct slot inside which the connection line extends and which has a constriction that the connection line penetrates when the effective connection between the spring element and the brush is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventor: Michael BOCK
  • Publication number: 20180156878
    Abstract: A method for the magnetic resonance examination of a measurement object is described, in which a measurement sequence is used in which the magnetic resonance response to the transmitted signal during transmission is measured. It is provided that a correction signal corresponding to the transmitted signal be generated and be used for correction of the response signal. To this end, the correction signal is modulated by a phase value and an amplitude value. The phase value and the amplitude value are automatically and iteratively customized for optimum correction of the response signal by an optimization method using a respective present state value of the measurement signal. Further, a radio-frequency unit (1) is described that can be used to carry out the method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg
    Inventors: Ali Caglar Ozen, Michael Bock
  • Publication number: 20180009742
    Abstract: The invention relates to polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates having an NCO number of at least 29% comprising less than 2% by weight ureas, less than 8% by weight carbodiimides or uretonimines and less than 1000 ppm organic chlorine compounds. The polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates can be prepared according to the invention by reacting (i) polyphenyl polymethylene polyamines with organic carbonates to give the corresponding polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates, (ii) by thermally cleaving the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates to give the polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates, wherein, prior to the thermal cleavage, the free amino groups or urea groups present in the carhamate crude mixture comprising the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates are reacted with a derivatizing reagent to give amide groups or urethane groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael LORENZ, Axel FRANZKE, Robert BAUMANN, Michael BOCK, Geert JANSSENS
  • Publication number: 20170073919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to in-place soil stabilization. Specifically, the present invention relates a method and device for measuring the increase in subsurface earth pressure or soil displacement during the injection of a stabilizing agent into the soil and prior to surface movement. The rise in sensor pressure or displacement of soil indicates an increase in soil strength and bearing capacity. Therefore, real-time monitoring of these pressures or movements may serve as a guide during the injection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Uretek USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Barron, Michael Bock
  • Patent number: 9505711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for purifying mixtures comprising 4,4?-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate, which comprises purifying by distillation a mixture I comprising 4,4?-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate having a hydrolyzable chlorine content as specified in ASTM D4663-10 of greater than 100 ppm by means of a column K1, wherein the gaseous stream comprising the mixture I is brought into contact in the column K1 with at least one liquid compound A which has the same or higher boiling point than 4,4?-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate and which has a hydrolyzable chlorine content as specified in ASTM D4663-10 of a maximum of 100 ppm, and wherein the gaseous stream O obtained at the top of the column comprises 4,4?-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate has a hydrolyzable chlorine content as specified in ASTM D4663-10 of a maximum of 100 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Bock, Johannes Jacobs, Kai Thiele, Anne-Kathrin Merten
  • Patent number: 9493491
    Abstract: A process for the removal of acids from reaction mixtures, comprising at least one product of value which is sparingly soluble in water, by at least one unpolar amine as an auxiliary base, which includes: a) reacting the auxiliary base with the acid with formation of a salt; b) reacting the salt formed in step a) with a further base which accepts the acid with liberation of the auxiliary base and combines with the acid to be accepted from the auxiliary base to form a salt which is very readily soluble in water; c) extraction of the mixture obtained in step b) with water or an aqueous medium, wherein the salt of the further base dissolves in the aqueous phase and the product of value, or the solution of the product of value, in a suitable solvent and the auxiliary base form at least one separate nonaqueous phase; and d) removal by distillation of at least part of any solvent present from the at least one nonaqueous phase obtained in step c), to form two nonmiscible liquid phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Huttenloch, Patrick Deck, Holger Ganz, Michael Mauss, Wolfgang Körnig, Michael Bock
  • Publication number: 20160194846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to in-place soil stabilization. Specifically, the present invention relates a method and device for measuring the increase in subsurface earth pressure during the injection of a stabilizing agent into the soil. The rise in sensor pressure indicates an increase in soil strength and bearing capacity. Therefore, real-time monitoring of these pressures may serve as a guide during the injection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brent Barron, Michael Bock
  • Patent number: 9359269
    Abstract: A process for the removal of acids from reaction mixtures, comprising at least one product of value which is sparingly soluble in water, by at least one unpolar amine as an auxiliary base, which includes: a) reacting the auxiliary base with the acid with formation of a salt; b) reacting the salt formed in step a) with a further base which accepts the acid with liberation of the auxiliary base and combines with the acid to be accepted from the auxiliary base to form a salt which is very readily soluble in water; c) extraction of the mixture obtained in step b) with water or an aqueous medium, wherein the salt of the further base dissolves in the aqueous phase and the product of value, or the solution of the product of value, in a suitable solvent and the auxiliary base form at least one separate nonaqueous phase; and d) removal by distillation of at least part of any solvent present from the at least one nonaqueous phase obtained in step c), to form two nonmiscible liquid phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Huttenloch, Patrick Deck, Holger Ganz, Michael Mauβ, Wolfgang Körnig, Michael Bock
  • Patent number: 9335139
    Abstract: The invention relates to a simulation chamber for setting of explosive charges contained in freight in a controlled manner under simulated conditions, comprising a closed explosion chamber (1), into which the freight (2) is introduced and in which real-time conditions are specified that match ambient conditions of the freight (2) on an intended transport path. In order to further develop such a simulation chamber in such a way that even explosive charges that cannot be detected by means of the hitherto existing examination and testing methods can be recognized, a mobile radio testing unit (4) is provided according to the invention, by means of which a mobile radio device contained in the freight (2) can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NAUTILUS SOFTWAREDESIGN
    Inventor: Michael Böck
  • Patent number: 9284707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to in-place soil stabilization. Specifically, the present invention relates a method and device for measuring the increase in subsurface earth pressure during the injection of a stabilizing agent into the soil. The rise in sensor pressure indicates an increase in soil strength and bearing capacity. Therefore, real-time monitoring of these pressures may serve as a guide during the injection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: URETEK USA, INC.
    Inventors: Brent Barron, Michael Bock
  • Patent number: 9000213
    Abstract: A process for coproducing di- and/or polyisocyanates and glycols, comprising process stages A, B, C and E for preparing glycols and process stages A, C, D, E, F and G for preparing di- and/or polyisocyanates, which comprises accomplishing the material coupling via the separation of the reaction mixture obtained in process stage A into process stages B and C, by in process stage A, reacting an aqueous alkylene oxide with carbon dioxide to give a reaction mixture comprising alkylene carbonate, hydrolyzing a portion of the alkylene carbonate-comprising reaction mixture obtained in process stage A to glycol in process stage B, dewatering the remaining alkylene carbonate-comprising stream of the reaction mixture from process stage A in process stage C, in process stage D, synthesizing amine by hydrogenating an aromatic nitro compound or a nitrile, in process stage E, transesterifying the dewatered alkylene carbonate-comprising mixture from process stage C with a monohydroxy alcohol to give the corresponding dia
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Bock, Robert Baumann, Axel Franzke, Eckhard Stroefer, Gerhard Theis