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).

  • Patent number: 10344008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of terpinolene epoxide by epoxidation of terpinolene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BASF AGRO B.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Wolf, Michael Rack, Stefan Benson, Helmut Kraus, Roland Goetz, Sukunath Narayanan, Chidambaram Rishinaradamangalam
  • Publication number: 20190190519
    Abstract: A method for controlling operation of a power switch includes obtaining, by one or more processors of a power switch, data indicative of one or more non-contact gestures. The method includes determining, by the one or more processors, a control action based at least in part on the data indicative of the one or more non-contact gestures. The method includes implementing, by the one or more processors, the control action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn Monteith, Michael Tetreault, Daniel Gould, Nicholas Kraus
  • Publication number: 20190189147
    Abstract: Voice responsive in-wall devices are provided. In one example implementation, a power switch includes a housing mountable on or at least partially within a surface. The housing can have a front panel. The power switch can include an interface element disposed on the front panel and operable to receive a user input. The power switch can include a power interrupter operable to control power delivery to the powered load based at least in part on interaction with the interface element. The power switch can include one or more microphones operable to obtain audio input. The power switch can include one or more speakers configured to provide audio output. The power switch can include a communications interface operable to communicate data associated with the audio input over a communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn Monteith, Michael Tetreault, Daniel Gould, Nicholas Kraus
  • Patent number: 10227055
    Abstract: A locking device for an axle includes a carrier for an axle, a cylinder for a fluid, having a cylinder wall, and a piston which is located inside the cylinder and is sealed against the cylinder wall at least in sections or at certain points, so that the interior of the cylinder is subdivided into a first volume and a second volume separated from the first volume by the piston, and also comprising a mechanical connection between the piston on one side and the carrier for the axle or the axle itself on the other, so that the position of the piston in the cylinder determines the orientation of the carrier for the axle or the orientation of the axle itself, and vice versa, wherein the first volume is connected to the second volume via a line system which has a line segment in which a valve is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MACK RIDES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Burger, Frank Sornik, Michael Kraus
  • Publication number: 20180201599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone or a compound containing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone, the method comprising the following steps: Oxidation of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol with oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas in a two- or multi-phase reaction medium in the presence of a catalyst or catalyst system containing at least one copper (II)-halide to a mixture containing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone, characterized in that the reaction medium contains water and at least one secondary aliphatic acyclic alcohol having 6 or more, preferably 7 or more, carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Richard DEHN, Michael KRAUS, Martine DEHN, Manuel DANZ, Joaquin Henrique TELES
  • Patent number: 9920309
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an enzyme-composition for hydrolyzing biomass containing comprising at least one cellulase, at least one hemicellulases and/or at least one pectinases. In a further aspect, the present invention is directed to a process for hydrolyzing biomass implementing this enzyme-composition and the use of the enzyme-composition for hydrolyzing biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Christoph Reisinger, Lutz Roecher, Michael Kraus, Christian Gamauf
  • Publication number: 20180050274
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Kraus
  • Publication number: 20170327809
    Abstract: The present application provides novel polypeptides having xylanase activity and the respective nucleic acid sequences encoding those polypeptides as well as vectors comprising these nucleic acid sequences and host cells transformed by these vectors. In addition the present invention provides a method for producing these polypeptides and a composition comprising the inventive polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Christoph REISINGER, Christian GAMAUF, Michael KRAUS, Isabel UNTERSTRASSER, Aleksandra MITROVIC, Anton GLIEDER
  • Patent number: 9758504
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone or a compound containing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone, the method comprising the following steps: Oxidation of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol with oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas in a two- or multi-phase reaction medium in the presence of a catalyst or catalyst system containing at least one copper (II)-halide to a mixture containing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone, characterized in that the reaction medium contains water and at least one secondary aliphatic acyclic alcohol having 6 or more, preferably 7 or more, carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Richard Dehn, Michael Kraus, Martine Dehn, Manuel Danz, Joaquim Henrique Teles
  • Patent number: 9637434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining ethanol from a carbohydrate-containing raw substrate wherein the ethanol that is produced is separated during fermentation using a carrier gas. The invention further relates to the adsorption of the ethanol from the gas phase to an adsorber, the desorption of the ethanol during a subsequent process step, and to the further concentration of the ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SUD-CHEMIE IP GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Zavrel, Michael Kraus, Sandra Hofmann, Ulrich Kettling, Andre Koltermann, Christian Ott, Zdravko Dragovic
  • Publication number: 20160368887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone or a compound containing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone, the method comprising the following steps: Oxidation of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol with oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas in a two-or multi-phase reaction medium in the presence of a catalyst or catalyst system containing at least one copper (II)-halide to a mixture containing 2,3,5-trimethyl benzoquinone, characterized in that the reaction medium contains water and at least one secondary aliphatic acyclic alcohol having 6 or more, preferably 7 or more, carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Richard DEHN, Michael KRAUS, Martine DEHN, Manuel DANZ, Joaquim Henrique TELES
  • Publication number: 20160325703
    Abstract: A locking device for an axle includes a carrier for an axle, a cylinder for a fluid, having a cylinder wall, and a piston which is located inside the cylinder and is sealed against the cylinder wall at least in sections or at certain points, so that the interior of the cylinder is subdivided into a first volume and a second volume separated from the first volume by the piston, and also comprising a mechanical connection between the piston on one side and the carrier for the axle or the axle itself on the other, so that the position of the piston in the cylinder determines the orientation of the carrier for the axle or the orientation of the axle itself, and vice versa, wherein the first volume is connected to the second volume via a line system which has a line segment in which a valve is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Gunter BURGER, Frank SORNIK, Michael KRAUS
  • Publication number: 20160304848
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an enzyme-composition for hydrolyzing biomass containing comprising at least one cellulase, at least one hemicellulases and/or at least one pectinases. In a further aspect, the present invention is directed to a process for hydrolyzing biomass implementing this enzyme-composition and the use of the enzyme-composition for hydrolyzing biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph REISINGER, Lutz ROECHER, Michael KRAUS, Christian GAMAUF
  • Publication number: 20150292144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for permanently hydrophilizing polyolefin fibers and polyolefin filaments as well as nonwoven textile fabrics made thereof for use as hygiene products such as baby diapers and sanitary napkins or medicinal products such as incontinence products, wound dressings and surgical covers. The composition contains a combination of a non-ionic surfactant, a cationic quaternary ammonium compound and a neutralized phosphoric acid ester. The fiber products finished with the composition exhibit improved resistance to wet migration and dry migration and quick fluid absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Kraus, Wolfgang Warncke
  • Publication number: 20150218594
    Abstract: Provided are enzymatic processes for the production of chemicals like ethanol from carbon sources like glucose, in particular, a process for the production of a target chemical is disclosed using a cell-free enzyme system that converts carbohydrate sources to the intermediate pyruvate and subsequently the intermediate pyruvate to the target chemical wherein a minimized number of enzymes and only one cofactor is employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Kraus, André Koltermann, Ulrich Kettling, Daniel Garbe, Thomas Brueck, Jan-Karl Guterl, Volker Sieber
  • Patent number: 8932942
    Abstract: Method of forming an electrical contact between a support wafer and a surface of a top silicon layer of a silicon-on-insulator wafer. The method comprises etching a cavity into the top silicon layer and the insulator layer. A selective epitaxial step is performed for growing an epitaxial layer of silicon inside the cavity up to the surface of the top silicon layer. An electrical device comprising an electrical contact between a support wafer and a surface of a top silicon layer of a silicon-on-insulator wafer formed according to the inventive method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Steinmann, Manfred Schiekofer, Michael Kraus, Thomas Scharnagl, Wolfgang Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20140326919
    Abstract: The invention relates to granulated zeolites with high adsorption capacity for organic molecules and the use of the zeolites for adsorbing organic molecules from liquids or gas streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Sohling, Michael Zavrel, Michael Kraus, Sandra Hofmann, Sandra Vogel
  • Publication number: 20140017751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining organic compounds from biomass, wherein the steps of gas stripping, adsorption from the gas phase, and catalytic reaction are coordinated with each other. The method according to the invention preferably comprises the steps of fermentation, gas stripping, adsorption, desorption, catalytic reaction, condensation, and decantation, which can proceed in parallel. The invention further relates to the coupling of adsorption, desorption, and catalytic reaction by using the same zeolite material for adsorption and catalytic reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Zavrel, Oliver Franke, Oliver Richter, Michael Kraus
  • Publication number: 20130095543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining ethanol from a carbohydrate-containing raw substrate wherein the ethanol that is produced is separated during fermentation using a carrier gas. The invention further relates to the adsorption of the ethanol from the gas phase to an adsorber, the desorption of the ethanol during a subsequent process step, and to the further concentration of the ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: SUD-CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Michael Zavrel, Michael Kraus, Sandra Hofmann, Ulrich Kettling, Andre Koltermann, Christian Ott, Zdravko Dragovic
  • Patent number: 8066831
    Abstract: A method of generating power uses a nanoenergetic material. The nanoenergetic material comprising thermite is obtained and deposited on a substrate. An igniter is placed on the nanoenergetic material. When power is desired, the nanoenergetic material is ignited. A transducer receives thermal, sonic, magnetic, optic and/or mechanical energy from combustion of the nanoenergetic material and converts it into electrical energy. Preferably, the transducer is a thermoelectric, piezoelectric or magneto device. Preferably, multiple transducers are integrated in one power generators to maximize the power from nanoenergetic thermites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Steven Apperson, Keshab Gangopadhyay, Andrey Bezmelnitsyn, Rajagopalan Thiruvengadathan, Michael Kraus, Rajesh Shende, Maruf Hossain, Senthil Subramanian, Shantanu Bhattacharya, Yuangang Gao