Patents by Inventor Michael Junge

Michael Junge 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: 20220177569
    Abstract: The invention relates to bivalent bispecific monoclonal antibodies (bbmAb) or variants thereof for use in the treatment or for use in alleviating the symptoms of an NLRC4 inflammasomopathy, such as an NLRC4-GOF inflammasomopathy in a subject in need thereof. This invention also relates to bivalent bispecific monoclonal antibodies (bbmAb) or variants thereof for use in the treatment or for use in alleviating the symptoms of AIFEC in a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Guido JUNGE, Michael KIFFE, Jiri KOVARIK, Richard STEIN, Frank WALDRON-LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20220064532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly of switching layers for dimming and scattering of light and to window elements comprising the arrangement of switching layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Henriëtte BAKKER, Ties DE JONG, Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER, Jasper VAN DEN MUIJSENBERG
  • Publication number: 20220055351
    Abstract: A glazing (10) comprising a switchable optical device (26) is proposed. The switchable optical device (26) has a layer structure comprising in this order a first substrate (12), a switchable layer (18) and a second substrate (24). Further, at least one of the first substrate (12) and the second substrate (24) is attached to a further sheet (30) by means of an adhesive tape (40) or an optically clear adhesive (48). Further aspects of the invention relate to a laminated structure and an insulated glazing unit comprising such a glazing (10) and a method for manufacturing of such a glazing (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer NEEFF, Michael JUNGE
  • Publication number: 20220026770
    Abstract: A switchable window element (10) having a layer structure is proposed. The layer structure comprises a switchable layer (20), two polarizers and two optical retarders, wherein a first polarizer and a first optical retarder are arranged in an optical path (40) prior to the switchable layer (20) and a second polarizer and a second optical retarder are arranged in the optical path (40) after the switchable layer (20). Further, the switchable layer (20) is a vertically aligned liquid crystal layer comprising a liquid crystalline medium, wherein the product of the thickness d of the switchable layer (20) and the optical anisotropy ?n of the liquid crystalline medium is in the range of from 0.05 ?m to 3.0 ?m and the liquid crystalline medium has a clearing point of at least 70° C. Further aspects of the invention relate to the use of the switchable window element as window for a building or a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER
  • Patent number: 11168257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid crystalline media comprising one or more benzothiadiazol derivatives of formula I, in which R11, R12, A11, A12, A21, A22, Z11, Z12, Z21, Z22, W, X11, X12, r and s have the meanings indicated in claim 1, to the use of such liquid crystal media for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in devices for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, for example in windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Andreas Ruhl, Michael Junge, Ursula Patwal, Mila Fischer
  • Publication number: 20210238481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to benzotriazole derivatives selected from the group of compounds of formulae Ia, Ib and Ic as defined in claim 1, to mesogenic media comprising the compounds of formulae Ia, Ib and Ic, and to the use of these compounds and mesogenic media in optical, electronic and electro-optical applications, in particular in devices for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, for example in windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Peer KIRSCH, Michael JUNGE, Ursula PATWAL, Ewa PTAK, Theresa LORENZ
  • Publication number: 20210181585
    Abstract: Devices for the regulation of light transmission and in particular switchable windows, including window elements containing a switchable optical cell having a homeotropically aligned liquid crystal layer with a pretilt angle in the range of 77° to 88°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael JUNGE, Rainer NEEFF
  • Publication number: 20210171830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid-crystalline media comprising one or more mesogenic compounds, one or more chiral compounds, and one or more polymerisable mesogenic compounds, wherein the media exhibit a pitch of 0.55 ?m or more and a clearing point of 80° C. or more and wherein the one or more polymerisable mesogenic compounds are contained in an amount, based on the overall contents of the media, of 5% by weight or less. The present invention further relates to modulation materials obtainable from the media and to switching layers and window elements containing the materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Paul VERBUNT, Ties DE JONG, Michael JUNGE, Mila FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20210163820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid-crystalline media comprising one or more mesogenic compounds of formula I as set forth hereinafter, wherein the one or more compounds of formula I are contained in the medium in an amount, based on the overall contents of the medium, of at least 15% by weight. The present invention further relates to a switching layer, a switching element and a window element containing the liquid-crystalline medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael JUNGE, Andreas BEYER, Mila FISCHER, Ewa PTAK
  • Patent number: 11015123
    Abstract: The present application relates to a liquid-crystalline material comprising a sterically hindered N-oxide and a dye. The invention furthermore relates to the use of the liquid-crystalline material in an optical switching device for regulation of the passage of sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Ursula Patwal, Ewa Dominica Ptak
  • Patent number: 10982150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid crystalline media comprising one or more naphthothiadiazol derivatives of formula I, in which R11, R12, A11, A12, A21, A22, Z11, Z12, Z21, Z22, W, X11, X12, L, r, s and t have the meanings indicated in claim 1, to the use of such liquid crystal media for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in devices for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, for example in windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Rene Lutz, Michael Junge, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10868257
    Abstract: Novel dithiopyrrolopyrrole derivatives having dichroic properties which have very high photostability in solution in a liquid-crystalline host are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Susann Beck, Michael Junge, Ursula Patwal, Mila Fischer
  • Patent number: 10844726
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade for a turbomachine, comprising a blade element with a suction side and a pressure side, which extend between a leading edge and a trailing edge of the blade element, as well as a blade root for connection of the blade at a main rotor body, wherein the blade comprises a crack-affecting device, which, in the radial direction, has an altered cross-sectional geometry in comparison to an aerodynamically optimized blade profile. The invention further relates to a rotor for a turbomachine having at least one such blade, a turbomachine having at least one such blade, and/or with such a rotor as well as a method for producing a blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Horn, Daniel Theurich, Martin Becker, Axel Stettner, Wilfried Schuette, Michael Junge, Hans-Peter Hackenberg, Alexander Halcoussis, Hannes Wolf
  • Publication number: 20200255741
    Abstract: The present application relates to a liquid-crystalline material comprising a sterically hindered N-oxide and a dye. The invention furthermore relates to the use of the liquid-crystalline material in an optical switching device for regulation of the passage of sunlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael JUNGE, Ursula PATWAL, Ewa Dominica PTAK
  • Patent number: 10738240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thiadiazoloquinoxaline derivatives of the formula I, in which R11, R12, A11, A12, A21, A22, Z11, Z12, Z21, Z22, W, X11, X12, r and s have the meanings indicated in Claim 1, to processes and intermediates for the preparation thereof, to the use of the compounds of the formula I for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in liquid-crystal media and in devices for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, and to these LC media and the devices comprising these media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Andreas Ruhl, Susann Gunst, Michael Junge, Ursula Patwal, Mila Fischer
  • Patent number: 10738243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dielectrically positive liquid-crystalline media comprising one or more compounds of the formula I, and one or more compounds selected from the group of the compounds of the formulae II and III and/or IV, in which the parameters have the respective meanings indicated in the specification, and optionally one or more further dielectrically positive compounds and optionally one or more further dielectrically neutral compounds, and to liquid-crystal displays, especially active-matrix displays and in particular TN, IPS and FFS displays, containing these media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Volker Reiffenrath, Elvira Montenegro, Michael Wittek, Markus Czanta
  • Patent number: 10723950
    Abstract: The present application relates to mixtures which have liquid-crystalline properties. The application furthermore relates to the use of the mixtures in devices which regulate the transmission of light through an area element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Ursula Patwal, Peer Kirsch
  • Patent number: 10655067
    Abstract: The application relates to a device for regulating the entry of light into a room, which comprises a switchable layer of specific design comprising a twisted nematic liquid-crystalline medium and a dichroic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Mila Fischer
  • Patent number: 10626666
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for regulating the passage of light which is characterised in that it comprises a layer comprising a liquid-crystalline mixture containing a characteristic structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal, Peer Kirsch, Susann Beck
  • Patent number: 10598998
    Abstract: An optical switching device comprising a polarisation layer and a switching layer which comprises a liquid-crystalline material and a dye compound. Use of the optical switching device for the regulation of the passage of light through an area element. A window element which has the optical switching device therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Mila Fischer