Patents by Inventor Norbert Muller

Norbert Muller 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: 9440908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing N-(5-chloro-2-isopropylbenzyl)cyclopropanamine by hydrogenation of N-[(5-chloro-2-isopropylphenyl)methylene]cyclopropanamine over specific platinum catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Thomas Himmler, Sandra Lehmann, Thomas Norbert Muller, Mathias Riedrich, Lars Rodefeld, Frank Volz, Sascha Von Morgenstern
  • Patent number: 9260378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of substituted N-(benzyl)cyclopropanamines of the general formula (II) starting from N-[(aryl)methylene]cyclopropanamine derivatives. The present invention further provides the N-[(aryl)methylene]cyclopropanamine derivatives used as starting compounds in this process according to the invention, and their use for the preparation of substituted N (benzyl)cyclopropanamines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Lui, Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Thomas Norbert Muller
  • Publication number: 20160001807
    Abstract: A motor vehicle steering wheel with at least one gripping portion for gripping the steering wheel by a driver and with a central steering wheel region which is connected with the gripping portion is provided. The central steering wheel region—based on the state of the steering wheel properly mounted in a motor vehicle—forms a cover surface facing the driver, wherein behind the cover surface a receptacle for a gas bag is arranged and the cover surface defines an outlet opening through which the gas bag can be deployed for the protection of the driver. The steering wheel furthermore comprises an electronic display device with a screen. The screen is provided beside the outlet opening on the cover surface of the central steering wheel region, and the surface of the screen amounts to at least 60% of the opening cross-section of the outlet opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicants: TAKATA AG, AUDIO MOBIL ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas HANS, Norbert MÜLLER, Heiko RUCK, Thomas STOTTAN, Martin GRADINGER
  • Patent number: 9169198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing 2-amino-5-cyano-N,3-dimethylbenzamide of formula (I) by reacting 2-amino-5-cyano-3-methylbenzoic esters or diesters with methylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Volz, Thomas Himmler, Thomas Norbert Müller, Sandra Lehmann, Sascha Von Morgenstern, Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Sergii Pazenok, Norbert Lui
  • Publication number: 20150094492
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing N-(5-chloro-2-isopropylbenzyl)cyclopropanamine by hydrogenation of N-[(5-chloro-2-isopropylphenyl)methylene]cyclopropanamine over specific platinum catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Himmler, Sandra Lehmann, Thomas Norbert Muller, Mathias Riedrich, Lars Rodefeld, Frank Volz, Sascha Von Morgenstern
  • Patent number: 8975448
    Abstract: Process for preparing 2,2-difluoroethanol, comprising the following steps: reacting 1-chloro-2,2-difluoroethane with an alkali metal salt of formic acid or acetic acid in a suitable solvent to give the corresponding 2,2-difluoroethyl formate or 2,2-difluoroethyl acetate, and transesterifying the 2,2-difluoroethyl formate or 2,2-difluoroethyl acetate from step (i) in the presence of an alcohol and optionally of a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Norbert Müller, Norbert Lui, Stefan Moczarski
  • Patent number: 8898904
    Abstract: A method for coating a steering wheel and a corresponding steering wheel having a steering wheel rim comprising a steering wheel skeleton having a foam layer applied thereto and intended to be encompassed by a cover layer made of leather or plastic are provided. In order to simplify production, the cover layer is positioned on the steering wheel rim as a strip and is fixed to the foam layer on one end. The cover layer strip is then glued onto the foam layer and the lateral edges of the cover layer strip are sewed together in a known manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Takata-Petri AG
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Christian Haart, Martin Sauer, Jürgen Kolb, Daniel Henning, Albert Schlechter, Abdullah Yanginci
  • Publication number: 20140265647
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes discrete wires for its poles or teeth. In another aspect, an electromagnetic device includes a stator unit and an adjacent movable unit, at least one of which includes magnetic flux-carrying poles, with a majority of each pole including multiple discrete wires. In another aspect, the movable unit is an electric motor rotor, a linear electric motor armature, a solenoid armature, or an electric generator rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Patent number: 8766012
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of 2,2-difluoroethylamine of the formula (I) CHF2CH2NH2??(I) comprising the stages (i) and (ii): stage (i): reaction of 2,2-difluoro-1-haloethane of the formula (II) CHF2—CH2Hal??(II) in which Hal is chlorine, bromine or iodine, with prop-2-en-1-amine of the formula (III) to give N-(2,2-difluoroethyl)prop-2-en-1-amine of the formula (IV) preferably in the presence of an acid scavenger, and stage (ii): removal of the allyl group from the N-(2,2-difluoroethyl)prop-2-en-1-amine of the formula (IV) obtained in stage (i) to give 2,2-difluoroethylamine of the formula (I) or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Norbert Lui, Christian Funke, Jens-Dietmar Heinrich, Thomas Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20140148611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing 2-amino-5-cyano-N,3-dimethylbenzamide of formula (1) by reacting 2-amino-5-cyano-3-methylbenzoic esters or diesters with methylamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Volz, Thomas Himmler, Thomas Norbert Müller, Sandra Lehmann, Sascha Von Morgenstern, Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Sergii Pazenok, Norbert Lui
  • Publication number: 20130336811
    Abstract: A rotor apparatus is provided. In another aspect, a woven and/or stacked fiber rotor or impeller is used for a water turbine. A further aspect provides a woven and/or stacked fiber rotor or impeller used for a wind turbine. In still another aspect, a woven and/or stacked fiber rotor or impeller is used for a natural gas compressor. In another aspect, a woven and/or stacked fiber rotor or impeller is used for a geothermal noncondensable gas compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Janusz Piechna
  • Publication number: 20130327010
    Abstract: A wave disc engine apparatus is provided. A further aspect employs a constricted nozzle in a wave rotor channel. A further aspect provides a sharp bend between an inlet and an outlet in a fluid pathway of a wave rotor, with the bend being spaced away from a peripheral edge of the wave rotor. A radial wave rotor for generating electricity in an automotive vehicle is disclosed in yet another aspect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Janusz Piechna, Guangwei Sun, Pablo-Francisco Parraga
  • Publication number: 20130234057
    Abstract: A valve for agricultural spraying machines. The valve is used to control a flow rate of a spray medium in accordance with a valve position. For this purpose, the valve comprises an electrically operated actuator, which can change the valve position of the valve. The valve comprises an electrical energy store, which stores electrical energy for operating the actuator. The valve further has a control and evaluation unit, which is configured to charge the electrical energy store and to control the actuator. The electrical energy store has a capacity that ensures at least two switching operations of the valve. The control and evaluation unit is configured to control the actuator to generate a periodic movement with a defined number of movement strokes and a defined amplitude for shaking free the valve by the help of the electrical energy store if the valve is soiled or gridlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Norbert Muller
  • Publication number: 20130217910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of substituted N-(benzyl)cyclopropanamines of the general formula (II) starting from N-[(aryl)methylene]cyclopropanamine derivatives. The present invention further provides the N-[(arypmethylene]cyclopropanamine derivatives used as starting compounds in this process according to the invention, and their use for the preparation of substituted N (benzyl)cyclopropanamines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Norbert Lui, Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Thomas Norbert Muller
  • Patent number: 8506254
    Abstract: An impeller is provided that may be used in compressors or turbines. In another aspect of the present invention, a fiber or a bundle of fibers is woven to form at least two blades of an impeller. Yet another aspect of the present invention employs a peripheral component woven around impeller blades. An additional conductive fiber or bundle of fibers is woven into the impeller in a further aspect of the present invention. Moreover, an aspect of the present invention provides a chilling system that includes at least one compressor, at least one wave rotor, and a refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20130149486
    Abstract: A method and a device for thinly coating a component on all sides are provided. A single layer is applied onto the component by casting in a casting mold, wherein during the casting process the material to be applied moves as laminar flow in the region of the decorative element. For this purpose, a casting mold consisting of a lower and an upper part is provided, in which proceeding from at least one sprue in the upper part to the side of the component to be coated a runner extends in direction of the component to be coated for filling the casting material into the casting mold, wherein in the runner in the vicinity of the component to be coated a retaining groove is provided for distributing the casting material across the width, and wherein the runner has a reduced passage subsequent to the retaining groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Andreas Hans, Bernhard Kempf, Martin Sauer, Achim Hartlaub
  • Publication number: 20130142653
    Abstract: In the case of a variable-pitch propeller or repeller according to the invention, the pitch-adjusting device is arranged in the hub and formed in such a way that it allows only a numerically limited number of different blade pitches, preferably just two blade pitches, for which purpose the pitch-adjusting device comprises an electrical drive device, for moving the blades from a first blade pitch to a second of the numerically limited number of blade pitches, and an electrically actuable locking device, for locking the blades in the numerically limited number of different blade pitches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ernst-Christoph Krackhardt, Christian Norbert Müller, Dierk Schröder
  • Patent number: 8449258
    Abstract: An impeller is provided that may be used in compressors or turbines. In another aspect of the present invention, a fiber or a bundle of fibers is woven to form at least two blades of an impeller. Yet another aspect of the present invention employs a peripheral component woven around impeller blades. An additional conductive fiber or bundle of fibers is woven into the impeller in a further aspect of the present invention. Moreover, an aspect of the present invention provides a chilling system that includes at least one compressor, at least one wave rotor, and a refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Patent number: 8450528
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of 2,2-difluoroethylamine of the formula (I) CHF2CH2NH2??(I) comprising the stages (i) and (ii): stage (i): reaction of 2,2-difluoro-1-haloethane of the general formula (II) CHF2—CH2Hal??(II), with a benzylamine compound of the formula (III) in the presence of an acid scavenger, in which, in formula (II), Hal is chlorine, bromine or iodine, and, in the formulae (III), R1 is hydrogen or C1-C12-alkyl, and R2 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C12-alkyl or C1-C6-alkoxy; stage (ii): catalytic hydrogenation of the N-benzyl-2,2-difluoroethanamine compound obtained in the stage (i) to give 2,2-difluoroethylamine of the formula (I) or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Norbert Lui, Jens-Dietmar Heinrich, Christian Funke, Günter Schlegel, Thomas Norbert Müller
  • Patent number: RE45396
    Abstract: A wave rotor apparatus is provided. In another aspect of the present invention, a radial wave rotor includes fluid passageways oriented in a direction offset from its rotational axis. A further aspect of the present invention employs stacked layers of generally radial channels in a wave rotor. Moreover, turbomachinery is located internal to a wave rotor in yet another aspect of the present invention. In yet another aspect of the present invention, a radial wave rotor has an igniter and fuel injector. Correctional passages are employed in still another aspect of the present invention wave rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Pejman Akbari, Janusz Piechna, Florin Iancu