Patents by Inventor Michael Schoenherr

Michael Schoenherr 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: 8748366
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a spray-dried powder containing at least one glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound of a formula MOOC—CHR—N(CH2COOM)2, where R is a C1-12-alkyl and M is an alkali metal, the process including: preparing an aqueous solution containing the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound; concurrently passing the aqueous solution and air into a spray-drying apparatus; atomizing the aqueous solution by feeding the aqueous solution onto a rotating disk or by compressing the aqueous solution with a pump to a pressure of ?20 bar absolute, to obtain fine liquid droplets; and drying the droplets, to obtain the spray-dried powder, where a temperature gradient between the aqueous solution and the air is in a range from 70 to 350° C., and a content of the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound in the aqueous solution is ?84% by weight, based on a total weight of the dry mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Michael Schoenherr, Robert Heinz, Thomas Heidenfelder
  • Publication number: 20140155646
    Abstract: A process is proposed for the preparation of a powder comprising one or more derivatives of glycine-N,N-diacetic acid and/or one or more derivatives of glutamine-N,N-diacetic acid with a degree of crystallinity of a ?30%, starting from an aqueous solution comprising the one or more derivatives of glycine-N,N-diacetic acid and/or the one or more derivatives of glutamine-N,N-diacetic acid in a concentration range from 20 to 60% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous solution, where the aqueous solution is concentrated in a first process step in an evaporator with rotating internals, which are arranged at a distance relative to the inside wall of the evaporator of ?1% of the diameter of the evaporator, to give a crystal slurry with a solids concentration in the range from 60 to 85% by weight, based on the total weight of the crystal slurry, and where in a second process step the crystal slurry is left to ripen in a paste bunker and then in a thin-film contact dryer, and where the residence time i
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Hans-Juergen Kinder, Michael Schoenherr, Gerhard Cox, Thomas Schmidt, Volker Huett
  • Patent number: 8685457
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical formulation in the form of agglomerates comprising A) an excipient content composed of a) 60-97% by weight of sugar or sugar alcohols, b) 1-25% by weight of a disintegrant, selected from the group consisting of croscarmellose, sodium carboxymethylstarch and L-hydroxypropoylcellulose, c) 1-15% by weight of water-insoluble, film-forming polymers d) 0-15% by weight of water-soluble polymers and e) 0-15% by weight of further pharmaceutically customary excipients the total of the components a) to e) being 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Karl Kolter, Michael Schönherr, Silke Gebert, Kathrin Meyer-Böhm, Angelika Maschke
  • Publication number: 20140086992
    Abstract: Described is a storage-stable dust-free homogeneous particulate formulation. The formulation consists of (a) at least one water-soluble Vitamin E-derivative, (b) at least one hydrophilic polymer, (c) optionally additional surface-active substances, and (d) optionally additional pharmaceutical additives. The sum of (a), (b), (c) and (d) equals 100% by weight of the formulation. The fines fraction with particle diameters of less than 100 ?m is less than 10% by weight. Describe also is a process for manufacturing the formulation, and use of the formulation as a solubilizing composition in pharmaceutical formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Felicitas Guth, Karl Kolter, Michael Schönherr, Michael Klemens Müller
  • Publication number: 20140086993
    Abstract: A storage-stable dust-free homogeneous particulate formulation comprising at least one water-soluble Vitamin E-derivative and at least one hydrophilic polymer. In one embodiment the storage-stable dust-free homogeneous particle formulation, consists of (j) at least one water-soluble Vitamin E-derivative, (k) at least one hydrophilic polymer, (l) optionally additional surface-active substances, and (m) optionally additional pharmaceutical additives, with the proviso, that the sum of (a), (b), (c) and (d) equals 100% by weight of the formulation, and wherein the fines fraction with particle diameters of less than 100 ?m is less than 10% by weight. Methods of making the particulate formulation by a spray granulation process are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Felicitas Guth, Karl Kolter, Michael Schönherr, Franz Weber
  • Patent number: 8628684
    Abstract: A process is proposed for the preparation of a powder comprising one or more derivatives of glycine-N,N-diacetic acid and/or one or more derivatives of glutamine-N,N-diacetic acid with a degree of crystallinity of ?30%, starting from an aqueous solution comprising the one or more derivatives of glycine-N,N-diacetic acid and/or the one or more derivatives of glutamine-N,N-diacetic acid in a concentration range from 20 to 60% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous solution, where the aqueous solution is concentrated in a first process step in an evaporator with rotating internals, which are arranged at a distance relative to the inside wall of the evaporator of ?1% of the diameter of the evaporator, to give a crystal slurry with a solids concentration in the range from 60 to 85% by weight, based on the total weight of the crystal slurry, and where in a second process step the crystal slurry is left to ripen in a paste bunker and then in a thin-film contact dryer, and where the residence time in t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Hans-Juergen Kinder, Michael Schoenherr, Gerhard Cox, Thomas Schmidt, Volker Huett
  • Patent number: 8568780
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical formulation in the form of compacts comprising A) an agglomerated excipient content composed of a1) 60-97% by weight of sugar or sugar alcohols, a2) 1-25% by weight of a disintegrant, selected from the group consisting of crospovidone, croscarmellose, sodium carboxymethylstarch and L-hydroxypropylcellulose, a3) 1-15% by weight of water-insoluble, film-forming polymers a4) 0-15% by weight of water-soluble polymers and a5) 0-15% by weight of further pharmaceutically customary excipients, the total of the components a1) to a5) being 100% by weight, B) at least one active ingredient, C) 0 to 10% by weight, based on the total amount of A) to D), of a lubricant or mold release agent, and D), if appropriate, further pharmaceutical excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Karl Kolter, Michael Schönherr, Silke Gebert, Kathrin Meyer-Böhm, Angelika Maschke
  • Patent number: 8554465
    Abstract: A device for the supported parking of a vehicle in a parking space is disclosed. The device includes at least one sensor device allowing the detection of at least one object at a near range from the vehicle. The device is implemented for numerically determining the presence of at least one object at a far range from the vehicle, such that the numerical determining of the object in the far range takes place on the basis of the object detected in the near range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schoenherr, Christian Pampus, Volker Niemz
  • Patent number: 8521366
    Abstract: In a method for assisted parking of a vehicle in a parking space with the aid of a parking-assistance device which guides the vehicle along parking trajectory, the vehicle is guided along a first segment of the parking trajectory up to an intermediate point which is determined in such a way that it is possible to pull the vehicle into either a parallel or a diagonal parking space, and it is identified whether the parking space is a parallel or a diagonal parking space. The vehicle is guided along a second segment of the parking trajectory which is selected depending upon whether the parking space is a parallel or a diagonal parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Schneider, Mirza Alikadic, Michael Schoenherr, Christian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8425935
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical formulation in the form of agglomerates comprising a) 60-97% by weight of sugar or sugar alcohols, b) 1-25% by weight of crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone, c) 1-15% by weight of water-insoluble, film-forming polymers, d) 0-15% by weight of water-soluble polymers and e) 0-15% by weight of further pharmaceutically customary excipients, the sum of the components a) to e) being 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Karl Kolter, Marcus Wichtner, Michael Schönherr, Jan-Peter Mittwollen
  • Publication number: 20120303258
    Abstract: A method for mapping surroundings of a vehicle, objects in the surroundings of the vehicle being detected with the aid of sensors and particular detected objects being described by two coordinate points and also by a position fuzziness assigned to the particular coordinate point, the coordinate points and the position fuzziness values being stored in an interface in the form of data which may be accessed by driver assistance systems of the vehicle. A method is also described for ascertaining the collision probability of a vehicle with an object, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are initially mapped using the method for mapping the surroundings of a vehicle, a travel path to be traveled by the vehicle is ascertained in a subsequent step, and the degree of overlap between the object and the travel path and also the collision probability are finally determined, taking the position fuzziness into account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Dirk Schmid, Michael Scherl, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Uwe Zimmermann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Publication number: 20120231042
    Abstract: Provided are pharmaceutical formulations in the form of granules comprising a) about 60-96% by weight of non-film-forming sugars or sugar alcohols, b) about 1-10% by weight of film-forming sugars or sugar alcohols, c) about 3-25% by weight of disintegrants, d) about 0-10% by weight of water-insoluble, film-forming polymers e) about 0-15% by weight of further pharmaceutically customary auxiliaries where the sum of components a) to e) is 100% by weight. Also provided are methods of making and using the pharmaceutical formulations described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Karl Kolter, Silke Gebert, Sandra Kruse, Michael Schönherr
  • Publication number: 20120202731
    Abstract: A process is proposed for the preparation of a powder comprising one or more complexing agent salts of the general formula starting from an aqueous solution comprising the one or more complexing agent salts in a concentration of from 10 to 80% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous solution, in a spray-drying process, comprising an atomization step and a drying step, wherein the atomization step is carried out with the addition of crystalline fine dust of the same complexing agent salt(s) as are present in the aqueous solution, or one or more complexing agent salts different therefrom, with an upper limit for the average particle diameter of the crystalline fine dust which is lower by at least a factor of 2 than the lower limit of the average particle diameter of the powder obtained after the process, in a fraction of from 0.1 to 20% by weight, based on the weight of the powder obtained after the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Ulrich Menge, Michael Schoenherr, Thomas Heidenfelder
  • Publication number: 20120197492
    Abstract: In a method for assisted parking of a vehicle in a parking space with the aid of a parking-assistance device which guides the vehicle along parking trajectory, the vehicle is guided along a first segment of the parking trajectory up to an intermediate point which is determined in such a way that it is possible to pull the vehicle into either a parallel or a diagonal parking space, and it is identified whether the parking space is a parallel or a diagonal parking space. The vehicle is guided along a second segment of the parking trajectory which is selected depending upon whether the parking space is a parallel or a diagonal parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Schneider, Mirza Alikadic, Michael Schoenherr, Christian Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20120191337
    Abstract: A device for the supported parking of a vehicle in a parking space is disclosed. The device includes at least one sensor device allowing the detection of at least one object at a near range from the vehicle. The device is implemented for numerically determining the presence of at least one object at a far range from the vehicle, such that the numerical determining of the object in the far range takes place on the basis of the object detected in the near range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schoenherr, Christian Pampus, Volker Niemz
  • Publication number: 20120077727
    Abstract: A process for producing granules containing one or more complexing agent salts of the general formula from an aqueous starting solution, containing the one or more complexing agent salts in a concentration of from 10 to 80% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous starting solution, in a jet apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Blei, Michael Schönherr, Franz Weber, Francois Becker
  • Publication number: 20120071381
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a spray-dried powder containing at least one glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound of a formula MOOC—CHR—N(CH2COOM)2, where R is a C1-12-alkyl and M is an alkali metal, the process including: preparing an aqueous solution containing the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound; concurrently passing the aqueous solution and air into a spray-drying apparatus; atomizing the aqueous solution by feeding the aqueous solution onto a rotating disk or by compressing the aqueous solution with a pump to a pressure of ?20 bar absolute, to obtain fine liquid droplets; and drying the droplets, to obtain the spray-dried powder, where a temperature gradient between the aqueous solution and the air is in a range from 70 to 350° C., and a content of the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound in the aqueous solution is ?84% by weight, based on a total weight of the dry mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: BASE SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Michael Schönherr, Robert Heinz, Thomas Heidenfelder
  • Publication number: 20120046491
    Abstract: A process is proposed for the preparation of a powder comprising one or more derivatives of glycine-N,N-diacetic acid and/or one or more derivatives of glutamine-N,N-diacetic acid with a degree of crystallinity of ?30%, starting from an aqueous solution comprising the one or more derivatives of glycine-N,N-diacetic acid and/or the one or more derivatives of glutamine-N,N-diacetic acid in a concentration range from 20 to 60% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous solution, where the aqueous solution is concentrated in a first process step in an evaporator with rotating internals, which are arranged at a distance relative to the inside wall of the evaporator of ?1% of the diameter of the evaporator, to give a crystal slurry with a solids concentration in the range from 60 to 85% by weight, based on the total weight of the crystal slurry, and where in a second process step the crystal slurry is left to ripen in a paste bunker and then in a thin-film contact dryer, and where the residence time in t
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Hans-Juergen Kinder, Michael Schoenherr, Gerhard Cox, Thomas Schmidt, Volker Huett
  • Patent number: 8096484
    Abstract: Method for the production of dry, free-flowing, stable hydrophobin preparations by spraying and drying aqueous hydrophobin solutions, if appropriate comprising additives in a spray device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Schönherr, Tillman Faust, Ulrike Richter, Thomas Subkowski, Marvin Karos
  • Patent number: 8048838
    Abstract: A mixed powder or mixed granule containing at east 80% by weight of a mixture of (a) from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one glycine-N,N-diacetic acid derivative of the general formula (I) MOOC—CHR—N(CH2COOM)2??(I) where R is C1-12-alkyl M is alkali metal, (b) from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one polyethylene glycol or of at least one nonionic surfactant or of a mixture thereof or of a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohols, polyvinylpyrrolidones (PVP), polyalkylene glycols and derivatives thereof, processes for producing these mixed powders or mixed granules, the use of these mixed powders or mixed granules, and a solid laundry detergent and a solid dishwasher detergent comprising the inventive mixed powder or mixed granule are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Witteler, Michael Schoenherr, Markus Hartmann