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).

  • Publication number: 20130109757
    Abstract: The invention is directed to method for the preparation of pyrrolines of the general formula (I) by catalytic hydration of a nitroketone of the general formula (II) employing a transition metal catalyst and gaseous hydrogen at an elevated pressure in a solvent, optionally in the presence of at least one additive selected among Lewis acids, Brønstedt acids, organic sulfur-containing compounds, organic or inorganic bases, and water scavengers, wherein in formulae (I) and (II) B1, B2, B3, B4, X, R, and T are as defined in the specification, and to a nitroketone of formula (II) to be used as intermediate in the process according to the invention and as pesticidal agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Thomas Norbert Müller, Tetsuya Murata, Mamoru Hatazawa, Peter Bruechner, Eiichi Shimojo, Teruyuki Ichihara, Masashi Ataka, Katsuhiko Shibuya, Ulrich Görgens
  • Publication number: 20120196300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for detecting a psychiatric condition optionally associated with a depression comprising the steps of measuring the concentration of at least one in vivo degradation product of tryptophan. Further, the present invention relates to the use of said values as predictive markers for the detection of a psychiatric condition optionally associated with a depression and a kit containing means for detecting said values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicants: DIAMED-EUROGEN N.V., Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP, UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT
    Inventors: Aye Mu Myint, Manfred Schawaller, Robert Verkerk, Markus J. Schwarz, Harald Hampel, Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20120142971
    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: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Norbert LUI, Christian FUNKE, Jens-Dietmar HEINRICH, Thomas Norbert MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20120123163
    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: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Norbert LUI, Jens-Dietmar HEINRICH, Christian FUNKE, Günter SCHLEGEL, Thomas Norbert Müller
  • Patent number: 8165766
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicles drivetrain including an engine and automatic transmission, such that transmission ratios are shifted within a range of transmission ratios in a continuous and/or stepped manner as function of preset target speeds that are adjustable via a vehicle speed control and actual vehicle inclinations in relation to the vehicles longitudinal axis. When the actual speed of the vehicle differs from a preset threshold speed, a request to change an actual ratio of the transmission is generated, if it has been determined that the output torque is smaller than a threshold value or an output torque required to adjust the preset threshold speed of the vehicle. The ratio of the transmission is shifted so the torque applied to the output is modified toward the output torque required to adjust the threshold speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Franz-Josef Schuler, Clemens Kuhn
  • Patent number: 8143455
    Abstract: What is described is a process for preparing 2-hydroxyacetals of the general formula in which R1 is hydrogen, a branched or unbranched C1-C12-alkyl radical, an electron-deficient, halogen-, NO2—, CN—, CF3—, acyl group- or branched or unbranched alkyl group-substituted or unsubstituted C5-C6-aryl or heteroaryl, and R2 is a branched or unbranched C1-C5-alkyl radical, or both R2 radicals are bonded directly to one another or to one another via a C1-C4 unit, by reacting an enol compound of the general formula (II) in which R3 is the same and R1 is as defined for formula (Ia), with bromine to give the corresponding dibromo adduct and then reacting this dibromo adduct with an alkoxide of the general formula (III) M-O—R2 (III) in which R2 is as defined for formula (Ia) and O is oxygen and M is lithium, sodium or potassium. What is likewise described is the preparation of the corresponding 2-hydroxyalkanals from the 2-hydroxyacetals thus obtained by acidic hydrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: SALTIGO GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas-Norbert Müller, Michael Dockner
  • Patent number: 8124813
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel process for preparing 2-phenoxyacetals and the corresponding 2-phenoxycarbaldehydes. These compounds are important intermediates for the preparation of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: SALTIGO GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas-Norbert Müller, Michael Dockner
  • Patent number: 8088814
    Abstract: A method for the prevention, treatment, or inhibition of a psychiatric disorder, in particular schizophrenia, is described which comprises administering a COX-2 inhibitor or prodrug thereof to a subject. Moreover, a method for the prevention, treatment, or inhibition of a psychiatric disorder, in particular schizophrenia or depressive disorders, is disclosed comprising administering to a subject a COX-2 inhibitor or prodrug thereof in combination with a neuroleptic drug or an antidepressant. Compositions and kits that are suitable for the practice of the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20110243770
    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: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20110232414
    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: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Takata-Petri AG
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Christian Haart, Martin Sauer, Jürgen Kolb, Daniel Henning, Albert Schlechter, Abdullah Yanginci
  • Publication number: 20110226088
    Abstract: A steering wheel for a motor vehicle is provided. The steering wheel comprises a steering wheel rim, a hub body via which the steering wheel can be mounted rotarily around a steering axle on a motor vehicle and at least one spoke via which the hub body is connected to the steering wheel rim. The at least one spoke is designed to be adjustable with respect to the steering wheel rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Bernhard Kempf, Andreas Hans, Martin Sauer, Achim Hartlaub, Claus Rudolf, Sebastian Dienert, Stephanie Broos
  • Publication number: 20110200447
    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: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20110130390
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of a COX-2 inhibitor for the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, delusional disorders, affective disorders, autism or tic disorders, in particular chronic schizophrenic psychoses and schizoaffective psychoses, temporary acute psychotic disorders, depressive episodes, recurring depressive episodes, manic episodes and bipolar affective disorders. Moreover, the invention is concerned with the use of a COX-2 inhibitor, in particular celecoxib, in combination with a neuroleptic drug, in particular risperidone, or an antidepressant, for the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, delusional disorders, affective disorders, autism or tic disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Patent number: 7938627
    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: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Norbert Müller
  • Patent number: 7934368
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultra micro gas turbine engine which includes a wave rotor. In various embodiments, the ultra micro gas turbine engine of the present invention includes a rotating disk which has a compressor, a wave rotor and a turbine, a first stationary member which includes an inlet and a first wave rotor port end plate, a second stationary member which includes an outlet and a second wave rotor port end plate and a combustion chamber which includes a fuel inlet and an igniter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Florin Valcriu Iancu, Pezhman Akbari
  • Patent number: 7869004
    Abstract: An optical observation apparatus with at least one observation beam path and with means for laser range-finding, which have at least one transmitting device and at least one receiving device and are arranged outside the at least one observation beam path. The transmitting device and the receiving device are arranged in each case in separate housing parts of the optical observation apparatus and/or, if a folding bridge of the optical observation apparatus is present, along a mid-axis of the folding bridge. At least one diffractive optical element is provided for shaping at least the receiving beam for the at least one receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Sports Optics GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Gerth, Volker Tautz, Armin Schlierbach, Gerd Schreiter, Kurt Becker, Gerd Polzer, Christof Heintz, Norbert Müller
  • Patent number: 7852199
    Abstract: A security configuration in or for a motor vehicle, which includes a bodywork part, such as a door, and a window pane arranged in the bodywork part. The security configuration includes a touch-sensitive keypad integrated in or mounted to the window pane. The keypad has a plurality of touch sensors, each of which takes the form of resonant oscillating circuits and via which an actuation of a respective touch sensor can be picked up. An electronic evaluation system is configured for the purpose of detecting an actuation of the keypad and attributing said actuation to a respectively actuated touch sensor. There is also provided a motor vehicle which includes such a security configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tejas Bhupendra Desai, Thomas Klement, Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20100018343
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a steering wheel for a vehicle, especially for a motor vehicle. The method according to one form of the invention comprises the following steps: producing a steering wheel frame having a hub base, a steering wheel rim and at least one spoke by providing a hub insert, injection-molding a plastic matrix around the hub insert to give the hub base, the hub base having a hollow shape forming the interior and reinforcing structures being arranged in the interior of the hub base, injection-molding and/or gas-assisted injection molding or water injection molding the at least one spoke and the steering wheel rim from the plastic matrix, the at least one spoke connecting the hub base to the steering wheel rim, and at least partially coating the steering wheel frame with a coating. The invention also relates to a steering wheel produced by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: TAKATA-PETRI AG
    Inventors: Martin Grikschat, Bernhard Kempf, Norbert Müller
  • Publication number: 20090209699
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of manufacturing a rubber composition with improved processing properties and optimized abrasion characteristics. Three methods with differing number of processing steps for the manufacture of a rubber composition with improved processing properties and optimized abrasion characteristics are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Hajo Weinreich, Norbert Muller, Ulrike Ohnemuller, Carla Recker
  • Patent number: 7555891
    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: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Norbert Müller, Pezhman Akbari, Janusz Piechna, Florin Iancu