Patents by Inventor Michael Witt

Michael Witt 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: 20200324783
    Abstract: A personalized seating zone system of a vehicle cabin and a method for implementing such. The personalized seating zone system includes at least one personalized seating zone and is configured to collect biometric data corresponding to an occupant of the personalized seating zone system, match the collected biometric data to an identification tag to identify the occupant by comparing the collected biometric data to stored biometric data from an identification database, and load seat system settings for a personalized seating zone within the personalized seating zone system based on the matched identification tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
    Inventors: Michael GROENE, David WITT, Gareth WILLIAMS, Andre Franco LUIS, Andreas THURNER
  • Publication number: 20200212514
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery system comprising a battery pack having a plurality of cells, each of the plurality of cells each having a cell temperature; a battery management system coupled to the battery pack and designed to obtain temperature plurality of temperatures from the battery pack wherein the battery management system is configured to output a single battery pack temperature value. Further disclosed is a battery system comprising a battery pack having a plurality of cells, each of the plurality of cells each having a cell state of charge; a battery management system coupled to the battery pack and designed to obtain a plurality of state of charges from the battery pack, wherein the battery management system is configured to output a single battery pack state of charge value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Zhihong H. Jin, Renate Witt, Steven J. Wood, Mark R. Johnson, Michael E. Iverson, Matthew Elberson
  • Patent number: 10556522
    Abstract: A height adjustment device of a motor vehicle seat and a method for the production thereof includes a transverse pipe and a pair of links. The transverse pipe has two end-side bearing regions which merge in a central region having a larger diameter and each link rests on a bearing region of the transverse pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH
    Inventors: Hosen Sulaiman, Jörg Völlmecke, Markus Schenke, Michael Schaper, Jens Witt
  • Publication number: 20200031996
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition comprising a) a cyclic amide formed from a mixture of laurolactam and caprolactam, where the amount of laurolactam is 10% to 35% by weight, based on the total amount of cyclic amide, b) at least one activator, and c) at least one catalyst for polymerization of the cyclic amides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael WITT, Dominic FUCHS, Michaela FRANK, Dirk STEINHILBER
  • Publication number: 20190127512
    Abstract: Polymerizable composition comprising a) at least one cyclic amide, b) from 1.6 to 5.0% by weight, preferably from 1.8 to 3.5% by weight, of at least one blocked polyisocyanate, and c) from 0.8 to 2.0% by weight of at least one catalyst for the polymerization of the cyclic amide and d) from 0.1 to 0.8% by weight, preferably from 0.3 to 0.6% by weight, of the dye C.I. Solvent Black 7, where the weight data for components a) to d) are based on the entirety of components a) to d), and the entirety of components a) to d) provides 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: JOACHIM MORICK, MICHAEL WITT, DIETER GITTEL, DOMINIC FUCHS, MICHAELA FRANK
  • Publication number: 20190119445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions for production of cast polyamides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas KUGLER, Armin ECKERT, Wilhelm LAUFER, Michael WITT, Detlev JOACHIMI, Gunter MARGRAF, Thomas FRUH
  • Publication number: 20190016846
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition comprising a) at feast one cyclic amide, b) from 2.8 to 3.5% by weight, preferably from 2.9 to 3.1% by weight, of at least one blocked polyisocyanate, and c) from 1.2 to 1.4% by weight of at ieast one catalyst for the polymerization of the cyclic amide, where the ratio by weight of components b) to c) is from 2.0 to 2.9 and the % by weight data are always based on the entirety of components a) to c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Michael WITT, Joachim MORICK, Dieter GITTEL
  • Publication number: 20180371195
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of fiber composite materials via specific application of monomer mixtures to a surface of a fiber material and subsequently polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: DOMINIC FUCHS, MICHAEL WITT, JURGEN KNAUP
  • Publication number: 20180361336
    Abstract: Process for the production of solid particles comprising a material. with melting point from ?20 to 300° C. at atmospheric pressure, characterized in that a mixture comprising: a1) the material in molten form and a2) the material in solid form is mixed by means of an extruder to give a paste, this is forced through a pelletizing die to give strands, and the strands are comminuted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: MICHAEL WITT, NIKOLAJ CASPERS, ULRICH-PETER SZCZECINA
  • Patent number: 9127653
    Abstract: A solar thermal installation and method for operating a solar thermal installation includes a solar collector arrangement which defines a solar collector fluid passage so that a first heat quantity can be supplied to a fluid, and which has a first fluid infeed connection and a first fluid output connection. A heat exchanger fluid passage permits a second heat quantity to be supplied to a fluid. A heating fluid receiving device is fluidically connected with a first fluid output connection and fluidically connects a second fluid output connection to the first fluid output connection by bypassing the solar collector fluid passage. A consumer device is connected to the heating fluid receiving device. At least a portion of the first heat quantity and second heat quantity can be supplied to the consumer device. A control device controls an operation of the gas turbine depending on the first heat quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
    Inventors: Heinz-Hugo Bösch, Michael Witt
  • Publication number: 20150051368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions for production of cast polyamides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicants: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, RHEIN CHEMIE RHEINAU GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Kugler, Armin Eckert, Wilhelm Laufer, Michael Witt, Detlev Joachimi, Gunter Margraf, Thomas Fruh
  • Publication number: 20130234441
    Abstract: A solar thermal installation and method for operating a solar thermal installation includes a solar collector arrangement which defines a solar collector fluid passage so that a first heat quantity can be supplied to a fluid, and which has a first fluid infeed connection and a first fluid output connection. A heat exchanger fluid passage permits a second heat quantity to be supplied to a fluid. A heating fluid receiving device is fluidically connected with a first fluid output connection and fluidically connects a second fluid output connection to the first fluid output connection by bypassing the solar collector fluid passage. A consumer device is connected to the heating fluid receiving device. At least a portion of the first heat quantity and second heat quantity can be supplied to the consumer device. A control device controls an operation of the gas turbine depending on the first heat quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
    Inventors: Heinz-Hugo BÖSCH, Michael WITT
  • Patent number: 8049991
    Abstract: A cartridge for use by print-disabled users to play digital audio content and a player having a receptacle for receiving the cartridge are provided. The cartridge includes a random-access digital storage device storing the digital audio content and having a connector providing access to the digital audio content; and a casing permanently housing the digital storage device and allowing access to the connector of the digital storage device. The casing has a form facilitating handling of the cartridge by the print-disabled users which includes bevelled edges, and has dimensions comparable to dimensions of a standard compact audio cassette. Preferably, the cartridge has a hole extending through the casing at its back end and a sloped surface on the bottom side of the casing at the back end. The receptacle has a form and shape facilitating insertion of the cartridge therein. It has a lower surface defining an elevated ramp along which the cartridge slides as it is inserted into the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventors: Gilles Pépin, Alain Pare, Dominic R. Labbé, Gerard M. Chevalier, Thomas D. Haubert, Joseph A. Juratovac, Jeffrey R. Held, Jeffrey Michael Witt, Gregg Charles Vanderheiden, David Paul Kelso, Frank Kurt Cylke, Jean Marie Moss, Michael Gilbert Katzmann, Robert Edward Fistick, Michael Montfort Moodie, Alice Kathryn Baker
  • Publication number: 20080175122
    Abstract: A cartridge for use by print-disabled users to play digital audio content and a player having a receptacle for receiving the cartridge are provided. The cartridge includes a random-access digital storage device storing the digital audio content and having a connector providing access to the digital audio content; and a casing permanently housing the digital storage device and allowing access to the connector of the digital storage device. The casing has a form facilitating handling of the cartridge by the print-disabled users which includes bevelled edges, and has dimensions comparable to dimensions of a standard compact audio cassette. Preferably, the cartridge has a hole extending through the casing at its back end and a sloped surface on the bottom side of the casing at the back end. The receptacle has a form and shape facilitating insertion of the cartridge therein. It has a lower surface defining an elevated ramp along which the cartridge slides as it is inserted into the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Gilles Pepin, Alain Pare, Dominic R. Labbe, Gerard M. Chevalier, Thomas D. Haubert, Joseph A. Juratovac, Jeffrey R. Held, Jeffrey Michael Witt, Gregg Charles Vanderheiden, David Paul Kelso, Frank Kurt Cylke, Jean Marie Moss, Michael Gilbert Katzmann, Robert Edward Fistick, Michael Montfort Moodie, Alice Kathryn Baker
  • Publication number: 20060175725
    Abstract: In a process for granulating thermoplastic polymers, in particular thermoplastic polyolefins, the polymer powder prepared in the polymerization reactor is introduced into an extruder, melted and homogenized in the extruder, then pressed through an extrusion die and granulated. According to the invention, an organic solvent or suspension medium is added to the polymer powder in an amount in the range from 0.001 to 20% by weight, prior to introduction into the extruder. The invention is particularly useful for granulating polyethylene or polypropylene, thereby increasing the polymer throughput at constant energy consumption or decreasing the energy consumption at constant polymer throughput.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Reinhard Kuehl, Johannes-Friedrich Enderle, Michael Witt
  • Publication number: 20040093759
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and an apparatus for the thermal treatment of powdered or granular solid substances with gas flows (7, 16, 22, 23, 24) by means of a body (2) moved about its axis of rotation (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Witt, Thomas Kessler, Karl-Peter Farwerck, Kaspar Evertz
  • Publication number: 20040045020
    Abstract: A system for the identification of commercials within a video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Witt, Steve Ferber
  • Patent number: 6596822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for the polymerization of gaseous olefins, in particular of ethylene and at least one &agr;-olefin, in the gas phase in a stirred or fluidized, catalyst-containing polymerization zone (2) and at least one decompression zone (6, 10) downstream of the polymerization zone (2). The mixture of solid (co)polymer and unreacted monomers leaving the polymerization zone (2) flows through a settling zone, in particular in the form of a settling leg (14), before the decompression zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Witt, Andreas Deckers, Farid Rizk, Kaspar Evertz
  • Publication number: 20030047831
    Abstract: In a method for granulating thermoplastic polymers, in particular thermoplastic polyolefins, the polymer powder prepared in the polymerization reactor is melted and homogenized in an extruder, then forced through an extrusion die and granulated. In accordance with the invention, the polymer powder is subjected to heat treatment before introduction into the extruder, resulting in the introduction of the polymer powder into the extruder being carried out at an elevated powder temperature. The invention is particularly suitable for the granulation of polyethylene or polypropylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Witt, Rainer Anderlik, Jurgen Hofmann, Thomas Kessler, Farid Rizk, Wolfgang Bickel
  • Patent number: D579940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignees: Technologies Humanware Canada, Inc., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, United States Library of Congress
    Inventors: Gilles Pepin, Alain Paré, Dominic R. Labbé, Gerard M. Chevalier, Joseph A. Juratovac, Jeffrey R. Held, Jeffrey Michael Witt, Gregg Charles Vanderheiden, David Paul Kelso, Frank Kurt Cylke, Jean Marie Moss, Michael Gilbert Katzmann, Robert Edward Fistick, Michael Montfort Moodie, Alice Kathryn Baker, Donald Lee Pieper