Patents by Inventor Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus 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: 20200307485
    Abstract: The invention relates to a secondary bar securing device (3) of a safety bar (4) of an amusement ride, comprising: a primary securing device which keeps the safety bar (4) in an angular position that is adapted to the anatomy of the passenger during travel of the amusement ride, at least one first blocking element (21) and at least one second blocking element (22), wherein the at least one first blocking element (21) and the at least one second blocking element (22) are arranged at a distance (25) to each other, wherein, in the event of a malfunction of the primary securing device, the safety bar (4) can be moved in a tolerance opening angle, wherein the tolerance opening angle correlates to the distance (25) between the at least one first and the at least one second blocking element (21, 22), and, wherein, if the tolerance opening angle is exceeded, the at least one first blocking element (21) and the at least one second blocking element (22) block the safety bar (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Michael KRAUS, Guenter BURGER
  • Publication number: 20200308125
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the epoxidation of a tetrasubstituted alkene such as terpinolene to the corresponding epoxide such as terpinolene epoxide by reacting the tetrasubstituted alkene with performic acid prepared in situ from formic acid and hydrogen peroxide in the presence of at least one buffering agent. Further, the invention relates to the use of an oxidizing agent comprising hydrogen peroxide and formic acid for the in-situ epoxidation of a tetrasubstituted alkene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Joachim GEBHARDT, Michael RACK, Bernd WOLF, Stefan BENSON, Roland GOETZ, Helmut KRAUS
  • Patent number: 10772268
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for optimizing and adjusting water usage are described. An example method may include receiving water usage data and determining a peaking factor for water usage. The peaking factor may be associated with water usage at a flow controller. A flow controller can control various types of water outlets, such as a water sprinkler for a residential home. The flow controller may be positioned along a main water supply to a property or home. The method may also include determining that the peaking factor passes a threshold water usage for the flow controller and adjusting a watering schedule of the flow controller based partly on the determination that the peaking factor passed the threshold water usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RACHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Klein, Richard Clayton Kraus, Franz David Garsombke
  • Patent number: 10777958
    Abstract: A beam reverser module for an optical power amplifier of a laser arrangement comprises at least one reflecting surface for receiving an incoming laser beam propagating in a first direction and reflecting the incoming laser beam into a second direction different from the first direction, wherein the at least one reflecting surface is a highly reflecting surface of at least one mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schall, Johannes Kraus, Holger Muenz, Ingrid Schuster, Willi Anderl, Ulrich Weber, Markus Bauer, Jeffrey Erxmeyer, Michel Le Maire
  • Patent number: 10710969
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing (±)-2-exo-(2-Methylbenzyloxy)-1-methyl-4-isopropyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane of the formula (I) any of its individual enantiomers or any non-racemic mixture thereof, comprising the steps of (a) reacting (±)-2-exo-hydroxy-1-methyl-4-isopropyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane of the formula (II) any of its individual enantiomers or any non-racemic mixture thereof with a 2-Methylbenzyl compound of the formula (III) wherein X is a leaving group in the presence of at least one base capable of forming water or a C1-C4 alkyl alcohol under the reaction conditions, and at least one inert organic solvent, and (b) simultaneously removing water, the C1-C4 alkyl alcohol or any mixture thereof from the reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BASF AGRO B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Benson, Michael Rack, Bernd Wolf, Roland Goetz, Joachim Gebhardt, Helmut Kraus
  • Publication number: 20200214319
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of bacterial 3-phytases for the production of feed or food products. Further, the present invention relates to the use of bacterial 3-phytases for feeding animals and for the production of a food or feed additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas EISELE, Michael HOESL, Michael KRAUS, Christoph LEICHSENRING, Felix LIST, Lutz ROECHER, Frank WALLRAPP, Helge JOCHENS
  • Publication number: 20200218740
    Abstract: A method for processing data relationships on electronic media sites includes: receiving a first data string and a second data string corresponding to a first account and at least one submission on the electronic media site; determining a content identifier of the at least one submission; correlating the determined content identifier with a database of identified content; determining a value of the at least one indicator to the data relationship between first and second accounts based on: content, context, frequency, recency, and volume of the indicator; receiving a third data string corresponding to the second account; processing the first and third data strings to determine identities of the first and second accounts; assigning a relationship designation between the first and second accounts; and receiving a fourth data string selected from a plurality of data strings according to a priority determined by a plurality of relationship designations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: ROBERT KRAUS, SCOTT TILTON, MICHAEL ROBINSON, DAVID LIN
  • Patent number: 10676360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for separating semi-conducting and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from each other and, if present, from other carbonaceous material, or for separating semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from other carbonaceous material via density separation using a solution of a polytungstate; to semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes obtained by this method; and to the use of these semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CLAP Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wieland Reis, Alexander Kraus, Jules Mikhael, Michael Kaiser, Matthias Georg Schwab, Thomas Weitz, Michel Kettner
  • Publication number: 20200148697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for separating an optically active hydroxy cineole derivatives by lixiviation and crystallization and enantiomerically pure optically active hydroxy cineole derivatives of purity greater than 99.5% that have been prepared by this process. The present invention further relates to use of the desired enantiomer having enantiomeric excess of at least 99.5% ee as prepared according to the present invention, for the synthesis of enantiomerically pure 7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Klaus DITRICH, Michael RACK, Stefan BENSON, Roland GOETZ, Helmut KRAUS
  • Publication number: 20200145441
    Abstract: Graph database analysis for network anomaly detection systems, in which a data analysis device receives multiple log data entries including parameters associated with a computer network event in a computing network. The data analysis device extracts one or more parameters in real-time and generates a network event graph based on at least one of a first graph metric or a second graph metric. The first and second graph metrics are based on the one or more extracted parameters. The data analysis device detects, based on queries performed on the network event graph, at least one of an anomalous event associated with the computing network or a malicious event associated with the computing network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Patterson, Michael Evan Wendt, Keith Kraus, Louis William DiValentin, Robin Lynn Burkett
  • Patent number: 10640257
    Abstract: A shipping package comprising for an elongated article includes an outer portion having a series of walls that cooperate to define a cavity, an article receiving portion that defines a passage within which the elongated article is received, and a transition portion between the outer portion and the article receiving portion. The transition portion suspends the article within the cavity such that the article is spaced from inner surfaces defined by walls. The outer portion, the article receiving portion and the transition portion may be formed integrally with each other from a single blank of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kraus, Rick Jalling
  • Patent number: 10642167
    Abstract: In order to make possible both good laser resistance and good antireflection properties, an optical element, in particular for UV lithography, comprising a substrate and a coating on the substrate having at least four layers, is proposed, wherein a first layer comprising a low refractive index inorganic fluoride compound is arranged on the substrate, a layer comprising an inorganic oxide-containing compound is arranged as a layer the most distant from the substrate, and at least two further layers each comprising an inorganic fluoride compound or an inorganic oxide-containing compound are arranged alternately between the first and the most distant layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Vitaliy Shklover, Michael Schall, Johannes Kraus, Oliver Gloeckl, Jeffrey Erxmeyer, Horst Feldermann, Konstantin Forcht, Ute Heinemeyer
  • Patent number: 10640477
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the epoxidation of a tetrasubstituted alkene such as terpinolene to the corresponding epoxide such as terpinolene epoxide by reacting the tetrasubstituted alkene with peracetic acid prepared in situ from acetic anhydride and hydrogen peroxide in the presence of at least one buffering agent. Further, the invention relates to the use of an oxidizing agent comprising hydrogen peroxide and acetic anhydride for the in-situ epoxidation of a tetrasubstituted alkene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BASF AGRO B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Rack, Joachim Gebhardt, Bernd Wolf, Stefan Benson, Roland Goetz, Helmut Kraus
  • Publication number: 20200132118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding element, in particular for a stretching installation and/or a conveyor chain, comprising graphite or electrographite, wherein the sliding element has pores which have an open pore size of ?7.5% by volume, and wherein the particle size of the graphite particles used as a starting material for the sliding elements is between 3 ?m and 15 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Martin SWOBODA, Tobias HÄUSL, Emmerich KULINYAK, Sebastian KRAUS, Georg MURNER, Markus UNTERREINER, Werner BAMBERGER, Anthimos GIAPOULIS, Michael BAUMEISTER
  • Publication number: 20200122804
    Abstract: A bicycle includes a frame, a suspension assembly and a steering assembly. The frame includes a head tube that rotatably receives a front fork assembly. A steerer tube extends axially away from a fork crown of the front fork assembly. The suspension assembly includes an upper tubular support longitudinally slidable relative to a lower tubular support. The upper and lower supports receive a first positive biasing means and a first negative biasing means. The lower and upper supports are respectively connected to the steerer tube and a stem of the steering assembly such that the upper support slides longitudinally relative to the lower support adjacent the stem and above the fork crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher P. D'Aluisio, Jean-Luc Callahan, Tyler Kraus, Conner Swarthout, Michael McAndrews
  • Publication number: 20200101792
    Abstract: A hybrid connection element, in particular a bearing outer element of a wheel bearing, includes a core part made of steel and a reinforcement part made of plastic. The reinforcement part at least partially encases the core part. The core part includes a hollow cylindrical bearing unit extending in an axial direction and a flange extending in a radial direction. The reinforcement part includes at least one reinforcement rib which transmits force between the bearing unit and the flange of the core part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Kraus, Holger Kaup, Kerstin Beyer, Peter Niebling, Alexander Seiffer, Michael Oliver Kobes, Lucas Gruener, Berthold Krautkrämer
  • Patent number: 10589181
    Abstract: The invention is a car for a fairground ride with at least one axle arranged on a rotatable carrier structure and a coupling element for coupling a further car, wherein the coupling element is movably mounted and connected to the carrier structure via a mechanical operative connection so that a movement of the coupling element leads to a rotation of the carrier structure and of the wheel axle arranged thereon and a rotation of the rotatable carrier structure leads to a movement of the coupling element, and a method for controlling the rotation of a mounted carrier structure of a wheel axle of a car of a fairground ride with a coupling element for a further car, wherein a position change of the relative position of the car in relation to another is translated into a position change of the coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MAC Rides GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Kraus
  • Publication number: 20200076836
    Abstract: Malicious threat detection through time-series graph analysis, in which a data analysis device receives a data file comprising multiple log data entries. The log data entries include parameters associated with a computer network event in a computing network. The data analysis device produces a graphical model of the computing network based on at least one parameter included in the log data. The data analysis device also identifies a parameter associated with a node of the computer network represented by the graphical model, and performs a time-series analysis on the parameter. The data analysis device further determines, based on the time-series analysis on the parameter, at least one of an anomalous event associated with the computing network or a malicious event associated with the computing network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Louis William DiValentin, Joshua Patterson, Keith Kraus, Robin Lynn Burkett, Michael Evan Wendt
  • Publication number: 20200048275
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing (±)-2-exo-(2-Methylbenzyloxy)-1-methyl-4-iso-propyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane of the formula (I), (I) any one of its individual enantiomers or any non-racemic mixture thereof comprising the steps of (a) deprotonating (±)-2-exo-hydroxy-1-methyl-4-isopropyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BENSON, Michael RACK, Roland GOETZ, Bernd WOLF, Joachim GEBHARDT, Helmut KRAUS
  • Publication number: 20200031792
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing (±)-2-exo-(2-Methylbenzyloxy)-1-methyl-4-isopropyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane of the formula (I) any of its individual enantiomers or any non-racemic mixture thereof, comprising the steps of (a) reacting (±)-2-exo-hydroxy-1-methyl-4-isopropyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane of the formula (II) any of its individual enantiomers or any non-racemic mixture thereof with a 2-Methylbenzyl compound of the formula (III) wherein X is a leaving group in the presence of at least one base capable of forming water or a C1-C4 alkyl alcohol under the reaction conditions, and at least one inert organic solvent, and (b) simultaneously removing water, the C1-C4 alkyl alcohol or any mixture thereof from the reaction mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BENSON, Michael RACK, Bernd WOLF, Roland GOETZ, Joachim GEBHARDT, Helmut KRAUS