Patents by Inventor Michael Müller

Michael Müller 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: 10802127
    Abstract: A radar fill level measurement device can be provided, which comprises a frequency synthesizer configured to generate an oscillator signal, a high-frequency signal generation module configured to generate a transmission signal based on the oscillator signal, and an energy-supply module configured to supply electrical energy to the frequency synthesizer and the high-frequency signal generation module. Associated methods and computer-accessible medium can also be provided. The frequency synthesizer can comprise a control device, a reference oscillator and a phase-locked loop. The phase-locked loop can comprise a phase-locked device and an oscillator. The phase-locked loop can be configured to adjust a frequency of the oscillator signal to a target value, and the phase-locked device can be configured to provide a control signal for the control device when the frequency of the oscillator signal has reached the target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Christoph Mueller, Daniel Schultheiss, Michael Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200315177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to trifluoromethyloxadiazoles of the formula (I), or the N-oxides, or the agriculturally useful salts thereof; to a process for preparing compounds of the formula (I); to intermediates which are useful in the preparation of compounds of the formula (I); to the use of compounds of the formula (I) for controlling phytopathogenic fungi; to a method for combating phytopathogenic harmful fungi, which process comprises treating the fungi, the plants, the soil or seeds to be protected against fungal attack, with an effective amount of at least one compound of the formula (I), or an N-oxide, or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof; and to agrochemical compositions comprising at least one compound of the formula (I), or an N-oxide, or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof; and to agrochemical compositions further comprising seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Christine Wiebe, Wassilios Grammenos, Violeta Terteryan-Seiser, Maria Angelica Quintero-Palomar, Marcus Fehr, Tobias Mentzel, Ian Robert Craig, Georg Christoph Rudolf, Thomas Grote, Christian Winter, Ana Escribano Cuesta, Jan Klaas Lohmann, Michael Seet, Bernd Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200317994
    Abstract: Method of fracturing a subterranean formation by injecting an aqueous fracturing fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a polysaccharide and/or polysaccharide derivative, a crosslinker, which is a water-soluble, layered silicate and a proppant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Edward BOHRES, Radoslaw KIERAT, Stephan SCHUNK, Carlos LIZANDARA PUEYO, Sven TITLBACH, Robert MUELLER, Michael Ludwig LEJKOWSKI
  • Patent number: 10795487
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive control device for a motor vehicle, with a control surface; a detection unit which is configured to detect a space-resolved deflection of the control surface; a control unit which is configured to distinguish a characteristic of a deflection of the control surface due to a force exerted on the control surface purely with at least one finger from a characteristic of a deflection of the control surface due to an acceleration acting on the entire control surface. On the basis of this, the force exerted on the control surface purely with the finger, as well as to trigger a function as a function of the determined force exerted purely with the finger is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Müller, Michael Stützel
  • Publication number: 20200309202
    Abstract: A clutch carrier assembly for a transmission is disclosed that comprises a clutch carrier and a ring gear carrier. The clutch carrier includes a plurality of tabs and the ring gear carrier includes a plurality of openings defined in, and extending through, an outer surface. The ring gear carrier is disposed within the clutch carrier. Each of the tabs is received within a corresponding one of the openings such that the ring gear carrier and the clutch carrier are held together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Venkata Sivaram Bitragunta, Rolf Mueller, Charles Schwab, Michael Hodge
  • Publication number: 20200313352
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing having a coupling side for coupling with a complementary connector along a connection direction and a lever assembly including a lever for coupling with the complementary connector. The lever is pivotable around an axis of rotation on the connector housing. The axis of rotation extends essentially perpendicular to the connection direction. The lever extends in at least one position in the connection direction away from the axis of rotation toward the coupling side. The lever assembly has an extension that is movable relative to the lever and that extends the lever assembly in an extended state away from the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schambach, Stefan Plotz, Tobias Leininger, Gunter Feldmeier, Martin Szelag, Franz Mueller, Ole Wiborg
  • Publication number: 20200308008
    Abstract: Chlorosilanes are produced in exalted yield in a fluidized bed process when the reactor hydraulic diameter, Sauter particle diameter, and superficial gas velocity are used to define a parameter space as a function of Reynolds number and Archimedes number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz RIMBOECK, Karone ASEERVATHAM, Michael MUELLER, Natalia SOFINA
  • Patent number: 10786808
    Abstract: Described is a selective catalytic reduction material comprising a spherical particle including an agglomeration of crystals of a molecular sieve. The catalyst is a crystalline material that is effective to catalyze the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides in the presence of a reductant at temperatures between 200° C. and 600° C. A method for selectively reducing nitrogen oxides and an exhaust gas treatment system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Natalia Trukhan, Ulrich Müller, Michael Breen, Barbara Slawski, Qi Fu, Jaya L. Mohanan, Martin W. Kraus, Ahmad Moini, Xiaofan Yang, John K. Hochmuth
  • Publication number: 20200298911
    Abstract: Systems are provided for a structural element. In one example, a system comprises a structural element arranged between a steering column and a front bumper, wherein the structural element at least partially surrounds the steering column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Marius Sawatzki, Stefan Schneider, Michael Spurling, Joergen Hilmann, Dominik Mueller, Daniel Meckenstock
  • Patent number: 10780613
    Abstract: The present invention relates firstly to a method for reproducing a stem cell niche of an organism. The invention further relates to a reproduction of a stem cell niche of an organism. According to the invention, an image of a tissue of an organism is generated, which tissue comprises at least one stem cell niche. The image is filtered in order to obtain a structural pattern of the imaged stem cell niche. In a further step, a lithographic mask is generated from the structural pattern. According to the invention, a starting material of a substrate is structured by means of indirect or direct application of the lithographic mask, whereby a structured substrate is obtained which represents the reproduction of the imaged stem cell niche of the organism. The reproduction can be characterised as biolithomorphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU, UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM JENA
    Inventors: Andreas Schober, Joerg Hampl, Frank Weise, Justyna Borowiec, Uta Fernekorn, Michael Gebinoga, Sukhdeep Singh, Gregor Schlingloff, Sebastian Haefner, James Beck, Angelika Mueller, Astrid Voigt
  • Patent number: 10784747
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric motor, particularly an “external rotor motor”, comprised of a stator housing and a rotor housing which is rotatable with respect to the stator housing, wherein the rotor housing has a cooling ring disposed on its side which axially faces the stator housing, wherein the stator housing and the cooling ring are each provided with a plurality of first and second cooling fins (the second cooling fins also being referred to as “cooling ribs”) which face each other axially and are disposed so as to be distributed in the respective circumferential directions, which fins/ribs collaborate in flow technology when the rotor housing is in rotating operation; wherein, in an axial plan view, the first cooling fins extend radially outwardly, and the second cooling fins (the cooling ribs) are V-shaped and point in the circumferential direction, wherein a rotary relative movement of the first and second cooling fins (the cooling fins and the cooling ribs) generates a cooling air stream, at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sturm, Werner Müller
  • Publication number: 20200295533
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semiconductor laser diode (1) comprising: —a semiconductor layer sequence (2) having an active region (20) provided for generating radiation; —a radiation decoupling surface (10) which extends perpendicular to a main extension plane of the active region; —a main surface (11) which delimits the semiconductor layer sequence in the vertical direction; —a contact layer (3) which adjoins the main surface; and —a heat-dissipating layer (4), regions of which are arranged on a side of the contact layer facing away from the active region, wherein the contact layer is exposed in places for external electrical contact of the semiconductor laser diode. The invention also relates to a semiconductor component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander BACHMANN, Roland Heinrich ENZMANN, Michael MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20200295216
    Abstract: A method for producing an optoelectronic component and an optoelectronic component are disclosed. In an embodiment a method includes providing an optoelectronic semiconductor chip with a radiation passage surface on a connection carrier, applying a deformable spacer to the radiation passage surface of the semiconductor chip, inserting the connection carrier with the semiconductor chip into a cavity of a tool, deforming, by the tool, the deformable spacer and encapsulating the semiconductor chip with a casting compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200295628
    Abstract: An electric machine 10 includes a stator with a stator winding with winding heads protruding axially over the stator lamination stack. A winding head is potted with a thermally conductive potting compound which forms an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface. The outer circumferential surface is in thermally conducting contact with a stator support, and the stator has a cylindrical interior space in which a rotor which is rotatably mounted by a rotor shaft is arranged accompanied by formation of a radial air gap. The electric machine has a first fluid cooling device for wetting the inner circumferential surface of a winding head with a cooling fluid. At least one first fluid conducting element is formed so that a cooling fluid introduced into the interior space is substantially prevented from penetrating into the air gap between rotor and stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Heinz REICHERT, Kai BORNTRAGER, Axel Michael MÜLLER, Michael TRÜBENBACH
  • Patent number: 10773782
    Abstract: An interior component carrier system comprises a first and second installation rail. Each rail includes at least one connecting portion connectable to an associated primary structure component to fasten the rail to the component, and a carrier portion extending from the connecting portion in a direction along a longitudinal axis of the system. The system further comprises a first carrier element having a first end connected to a first carrier rod extending in a direction along the longitudinal axis and a second end connectable to a first interior component, wherein the first carrier rod is fastened to the carrier portion of the first rail, and a second carrier element having a first end connected to a second carrier rod extending in the longitudinal axis direction and a second end connected to the first carrier element, wherein the second carrier rod is fastened to the second rail carrier portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Metten, Hermann Benthien, Marcus Hinrichs, Michael Telkamp, Florian Mueller, Tancredi Tincani
  • Patent number: 10777506
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of a semiconductor device, the semiconductor devices includes a metal structure electrically connected to a silicon carbide semiconductor body and a metal adhesion and barrier structure between the metal structure and the silicon carbide semiconductor body. The metal adhesion and barrier structure includes a layer comprising titanium and tungsten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Frank Hille, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Michael Fugger, Oliver Humbel, Thomas Laska, Matthias Müller, Roman Roth, Carsten Schaeffer, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Holger Schulze, Juergen Steinbrenner, Frank Umbach
  • Publication number: 20200284322
    Abstract: A powershift transmission for an agricultural machine includes a transmission housing, an input shaft unit and an output shaft, wherein the input shaft unit and the output shaft extend at least in sections within the transmission housing. An auxiliary shaft is arranged parallel to but offset between the input shaft unit and the output shaft. The input shaft unit and the auxiliary shaft are connected to one another via a front-mounted range unit, and the auxiliary shaft and the output shaft are connected to one another via a rear-mounted range unit. The front-mounted and rear mounted range units each includes at least two gear wheel pairs, the at least two gear wheel pairs being individually coupled or decoupled. The auxiliary shaft unit includes a first auxiliary shaft and a second auxiliary shaft, where the first and second auxiliary shafts are coupled to one another via a reduction gear unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID MÜLLER, RAINER GUGEL, FRANK BUHRKE, MICHAEL SCHUMANN
  • Publication number: 20200284324
    Abstract: A powershift transmission for an agricultural machine includes a transmission housing, an input shaft and an output shaft unit. The input shaft and the output shaft unit extend at least at a distance within the transmission housing. The transmission also includes an auxiliary shaft arranged within the transmission housing and offset between the input shaft and the output shaft unit. The input shaft and the auxiliary shaft are connected to one another via a front-mounted range unit, and the auxiliary shaft and the output shaft unit are connected to one another via a rear-mounted range unit. Each range unit includes at least two individual gear wheel pairs which are coupled or decoupled. The output shaft unit includes a main output shaft and an auxiliary output shaft coupled to one another via a reduction gear unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer Gugel, Frank Buhrke, David Müller, Andrew Rekow, Thomas Ore, Michael Schumann
  • Publication number: 20200284340
    Abstract: A method is provided for configuring different numbers of gearshift variants in a stepped powershift transmission for an agricultural working machine. The method includes providing a transmission unit, a front-mounted range unit, a gear reduction unit, a rear-mounted range unit, a housing, a drive shaft, a lay shaft an output shaft, and a hydraulic control arrangement. The same transmission unit is used for all the numbers of gearshift variants while an identical spatial orientation of the shafts is maintained for all the numbers of gearshift variants. The method further includes adapting exclusively the gearshift variants by varying the front-mounted range unit or the rear-mounted range unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID MÜLLER, RAINER GUGEL, FRANK BUHRKE, MICHAEL SCHUMANN
  • Publication number: 20200284323
    Abstract: A powershift transmission for an agricultural machine includes a transmission housing, an input shaft unit and an output shaft, wherein the input shaft unit and the output shaft extend at least at a distance within the transmission housing. An auxiliary shaft is arranged within the housing parallel to but offset between the input shaft unit and the output shaft. The input shaft unit and the auxiliary shaft are connected to one another via a front-mounted range unit, and the auxiliary shaft and the output shaft are connected to one another via a rear-mounted range unit. The front-mounted and rear mounted range units each includes at least two gear wheel pairs. The input shaft unit is formed from a main input shaft and an auxiliary input shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID MÜLLER, RAINER GUGEL, FRANK BUHRKE, MICHAEL SCHUMANN