Patents by Inventor Norbert Linz

Norbert Linz 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: 20190209380
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for changing the refractive power of the cornea (1), in particular for correcting hyperopia or presbyopia, exhibiting injection means (13, 15) having at least one hollow needle (15) for injecting at least one optically transparent filling material having a predetermined refractive index into an intrastromal corneal pocket (7), characterized by a controllable injection drive (17) that is coupled at least indirectly to the injection means (13, 15) and is designed for changing an amount, to be injected, of the at least one filling material; a device for optical coherence tomography (OCT) (19) that is designed for monitoring the area of the corneal pocket (7) by means of measurement of depth profiles of the cornea (1) on a repeatedly cycled-through scan pattern; and a computing unit (21) that is designed and/or configured to determine from the measurement data of the OCT device (19) at least the radius of curvature of the front (3) of the cornea (1) keeping pace temporally wi
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Alfred Vogel, Norbert Linz, Sebastian Freidank, Reginald Birngruber
  • Patent number: 9795511
    Abstract: A laser cutting device for transparent material (23), which device is designed to focus the laser light (2) into a plurality of predetermined spots within the material (23), wherein the spots lie on a predetermined cutting line or cutting area (24) running substantially perpendicularly to the direction of incidence of the laser light (2), wherein the device comprises means for mode conversion (3) into laser light having a helical phase front (5), which means can be brought into and out of the beam path of the laser light (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Universitaet zu Luebeck
    Inventors: Alfred Vogel, Norbert Linz, Sebastian Freidank
  • Patent number: 9647250
    Abstract: An energy storage arrangement for supplying electric power, in particular in a motor vehicle, includes at least a first energy storage module and a second energy storage module mounted on top of the first energy storage module. Each energy storage module has two end plates and a plurality of storage cells tensioned between the end plates. At least one end plate of the first energy storage module is secured by at least one first screw, and at least one end plate of the second energy storage module is secured by at least one second screw. An internal thread is formed in the screw head of the first screw, and the second screw is screwed into the screw head of the first screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander Muck, Tuncay Idikurt, Norbert Linz, Matthias Wagner
  • Publication number: 20150214522
    Abstract: An energy storage arrangement for supplying electric power, in particular in a motor vehicle, includes at least a first energy storage module and a second energy storage module mounted on top of the first energy storage module. Each energy storage module has two end plates and a plurality of storage cells tensioned between the end plates. At least one end plate of the first energy storage module is secured by at least one first screw, and at least one end plate of the second energy storage module is secured by at least one second screw. An internal thread is formed in the screw head of the first screw, and the second screw is screwed into the screw head of the first screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander MUCK, Tuncay IDIKURT, Norbert LINZ, Matthias WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20150164689
    Abstract: A laser cutting device for transparent material (23), which device is designed to focus the laser light (2) into a plurality of predetermined spots within the material (23), wherein the spots lie on a predetermined cutting line or cutting area (24) running substantially perpendicularly to the direction of incidence of the laser light (2), wherein the device comprises means for mode conversion (3) into laser light having a helical phase front (5), which means can be brought into and out of the beam path of the laser light (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITAET ZU LUEBECK
    Inventors: Alfred Vogel, Norbert Linz, Sebastian Freidank
  • Patent number: 8350183
    Abstract: A method for machining a transparent material by the non-linear absorption of pulsed laser radiation, in the region of a laser focus, includes the following steps: a laser wavelength of between 300 and 1000 ?m is selected; and laser impulses having a temporally flat beam profile are applied. The method is characterized in that the irradiation intensity is selected from an interval pre-determined for the material to be machined, in which plasma is formed without plasma luminescence. An apparatus for laser treating a transparent material includes structure to set an irradiance and inspect the treatment as being within a defined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Universitat Zu Lubeck
    Inventors: Alfred Vogel, Norbert Linz, Sebastian Freidank
  • Publication number: 20100163540
    Abstract: A method for machining a transparent material by the non-linear absorption of pulsed laser radiation, in the region of a laser focus, includes the following steps: a laser wavelength of between 300 and 1000 ?m is selected; and laser impulses having a temporally flat beam profile are applied. The method is characterized in that the irradiation intensity is selected from an interval predetermined for the material to be machined, in which plasma is formed without plasma luminescence. An apparatus for laser treating a transparent material includes structure to set an irradiance and inspect the treatment as being within a defined interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: UNIVERSITAT ZU LUBECK
    Inventors: Alfred Vogel, Norbert Linz, Sebastian Freidank
  • Patent number: 6604539
    Abstract: A known fuel tank for a motor vehicle, in which an expansion tank is arranged outside the fuel tank, requires a relatively large space. A fuel tank for a motor vehicle which requires little space is provided by having the expansion tank installed inside the fuel tank, and by having all valves for venting the fuel tank, for limiting a filling level, for controlling a limit pressure defined in the fuel tank, and/or for protecting against leakage in the event of a rollover arranged on the expansion tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Strohmayer, Norbert Linz