Patents by Inventor Peter Abels

Peter Abels 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: 10888110
    Abstract: A processing machine for rod-shaped articles includes a base frame including a back plate extending upward from the base frame; and a plurality of function modules each adapted to perform a manufacturing function on a rod-shaped article. Each function module includes a mounting plate adapted to removably attach the function module to the back plate as a unit, and a dedicated drive motor supported on the mounting plate and adapted to move at least a portion of the function module. The plurality of function modules includes at least one of a rod infeed module, a hopper module, a drum module, a knife module, and a gluing module. A method of configuring a modular processing machine for rod-shaped articles is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Mueller, Falk Abel, Wilfried Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20190309712
    Abstract: A valve for metering a fluid is described, which is used, in particular, as a fuel injector for internal combustion engines, including an electromagnetic actuator and a valve needle actuatable by the actuator, an armature of the actuator being guided on valve needle, a stop element which limits a movement of the armature relative to the valve needle being situated on the valve needle, and the armature including a spring receptacle which is open toward the stop element and in which a spring supported on the stop element is inserted. The valve needle is guided via the armature and/or the stop element along a longitudinal axis of a housing. Furthermore, as viewed along the longitudinal axis, a length of the spring receptacle is smaller than a spring length of the spring in the non-actuated initial state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Murat Ucal, Andreas Glaser, Axel Heinstein, Christian Suenkel, Frank Mueller, Joerg Abel, Marcel Behringer, Martin Buehner, Matthias Boee, Norbert Redlich, Peter Schramm, Stefan Cerny
  • Patent number: 10420759
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pirfenidone (5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone) and its derivatives and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, use of these compounds as a medicament, and for the manufacture of a medicament for treating or delaying the onset or development of pulmonary hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Creighton University
    Inventors: Yaping Tu, Yan Xie, Peter Abel
  • Patent number: 10288615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumors merely by assaying or analyzing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumors in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: University of Central Lancashire
    Inventors: Matthew James Baker, Peter Abel, Robert William Lea
  • Patent number: 10207904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a [crane], particularly crawler crane or mobile crane, with at least one monitoring and simulation means, by means of which a state of the crane can be monitored and/or simulated, wherein the monitoring and simulation means comprise at least one input means and at least one output means, and wherein, by means of the monitoring and simulation means, the change in state, particularly the bearing load curve of the crane, and particularly also the movement of the crane and/or of the boom of the crane, can be represented at any time, and/or a possible state and/or a possible change in state of the crane, particularly the bearing load curve of the crane, can be simulated and/or represented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LIEBHERR-WERK EHINGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Morath, Peter Abel, Edwin Cettinich
  • Patent number: 9957141
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for determining the admissible load capacity of a crane, in which the load capacity is determined in dependence on at least one first and one second parameter and which comprises a first step, in which the load capacity for the value of the first parameter with different values of the second parameter is determined by calculation or by interpolation or extrapolation on the basis of known values of the load capacity with specific values of the first parameter, and which comprises a second step, in which the determination of the load capacity for the second parameter is performed on the basis of the values of the load capacity determined in the first step for different values of the second parameter by calculation or by interpolation or extrapolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Abel, Helmut Spaeth
  • Publication number: 20170290819
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pirfenidone (5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone) and its derivatives and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, use of these compounds as a medicament, and for the manufacture of a medicament for treating or delaying the onset or development of pulmonary hypertension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Yaping Tu, Yan Xie, Peter Abel
  • Publication number: 20170285030
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumours merely by assaying or analysing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumours in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew James BAKER, Peter ABEL, Robert William LEA
  • Patent number: 9664680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumours merely by assaying or analysing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumours in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew James Baker, Peter Abel, Robert William Lea
  • Publication number: 20160252510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumours merely by as saying or analysing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumours in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew James BAKER, Peter ABEL, Robert William LEA
  • Publication number: 20150301017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumours merely by assaying or analysing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumours in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew James Baker, Peter Abel, Robert William Lea
  • Patent number: 9126812
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for determining the admissible load capacity of a crane, in which the load capacity is determined in dependence on at least one first and one second parameter and which comprises a first step, in which the load capacity for the value of the first parameter with different values of the second parameter is determined by calculation or by interpolation or extrapolation on the basis of known values of the load capacity with specific values of the first parameter, and which comprises a second step, in which the determination of the load capacity for the second parameter is performed on the basis of the values of the load capacity determined in the first step for different values of the second parameter by calculation or by interpolation or extrapolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Abel, Helmut Spaeth
  • Patent number: 8825313
    Abstract: A crane control system with a display and entry unit for showing and entering the crane operating mode information that is required for the load moment limiting and/or the crane control, especially corresponding to its current mechanical layout, wherein the crane control system comprises a logic that determines application and/or outfitting related dependencies between two or more input parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Abel, Edwin Cettinich, Ulrich Fuchs, Oliver Ruoss
  • Publication number: 20130164436
    Abstract: A thin film manufacturing apparatus is disclosed, including a liquid ejecting unit which ejects a liquid onto an object on which a film is to be formed and which forms a coating film; a first laser irradiating unit which continuously irradiates a laser light onto the coating film and which evaporates a solvent of the coating film; and a second laser irradiating unit which irradiates a laser light pulse onto the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated and which crystallizes the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY
    Inventors: Masahiro Yagi, Osamu Machida, Ryo Tashiro, Jochen Stollenwerk, Melanie Meixner, Norbert Pirch, Peter Abels, Stefan Mann
  • Publication number: 20130024077
    Abstract: A crane control system with a display and entry unit for showing and entering the crane operating mode information that is required for the load moment limiting and/or the crane control, especially corresponding to its current mechanical layout, wherein the crane control system comprises a logic that determines application and/or outfitting related dependencies between two or more input parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: LIEBHERR-WERK EHINGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Abel, Edwin Cettinich, Ulrich Fuchs, Oliver Ruoss
  • Patent number: 8207471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for measuring phase boundaries of a material during the machining of a workpiece (12) with a machining beam, more preferably with a laser beam, and a device that is embodied in such a way as to carry out the method. According to said method, during the machining, a machining region (13) containing the impact point of the machining beam (1) on the workpiece (12) is illuminated at least approximately coaxially to the machining beam (1) by means of additional optical radiation (2). Radiation (3) reflected by the machining region (13) is detected, parallel to an incidence direction of the optical radiation (2) or at small angle thereto, by means of an optical detector with local resolution, in order to obtain an optical reflection pattern of the machining region (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Boris Regaard, Anas Moalem, Jan Michel, Peter Abels, Stefan Kaierle, Wolfgang Schulz
  • Publication number: 20120101694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a [crane], particularly crawler crane or mobile crane, with at least one monitoring and simulation means, by means of which a state of the crane can be monitored and/or simulated, wherein the monitoring and simulation means comprise at least one input means and at least one output means, and wherein, by means of the monitoring and simulation means, the change in state, particularly the bearing load curve of the crane, and particularly also the movement of the crane and/or of the boom of the crane, can be represented at any time, and/or a possible state and/or a possible change in state of the crane, particularly the bearing load curve of the crane, can be simulated and/or represented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Morath, Peter Abel, Edwin Cettinich
  • Patent number: 8160786
    Abstract: A mobile crane has at least one memory unit in which limit curves or limit values are stored for various crane parameters and which should not be exceeded, or only exceeded by issuing an alarm signal, to ensure safe operation of the crane. Crane safety is ensured by monitoring the individual limit values of the various parameters and checking the current position of the extendable and retractable props which serve to support the mobile crane. Depending upon the actual position the supporting cylinders reach, the tilting edge of the mobile crane is determined as a limit value. Furthermore, depending on the individual parameters of the mobile crane and the suspended load, whether the operating condition of the mobile crane lies within this limit value is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Morath, Peter Abel
  • Patent number: 8053225
    Abstract: A one- or two-dimensional arrangement of flow cells is provided, as part of an array of sample compartments, with at least one inlet and outlet for each sample compartment, formed by a base plate and a body, with an arrangement of spatial recesses corresponding to the (geometrical) arrangement of the sample compartments, combined with the base plate. The arrangement allows for supplying to or removing from the sample compartments, which can be arranged at a high quantity on a small base area, even very small amounts of samples or reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Bayer Technology Services GmbH
    Inventors: Eveline Schürmann-Mader, Andreas Peter Abel, Martin Andreas Bopp, Gert Ludwig Duveneck, Markus Ehrat, Gerhard Matthias Kresbach, Michael Pawlak, Nania Graciela Schärer-Hernández, Eginhard Schick
  • Patent number: 8017314
    Abstract: The invention relates to measuring the concentration of analytes with the aid of an oxidase in an immersion sensor situated in a fluid or in a matrix containing fluid. Oxygen diffuses into the enzyme layer from within, from a gas-filled space connected to the atmosphere and/or to an oxygen reservoir. This enables oxygen saturation of the oxidase in a low-oxygen or oxygen-free medium and/or at high analyte concentrations. The analyte diffuses into the enzyme layer in a channel or a number of channels which contain(s) water and limit(s) diffusion, wherein the channel/channels on the surface of the sensor is/are filled with a protein-impermeable, hydrophilic matrix. By increasing the channel cross-section on the surface of the sensor and/or by connecting the channel/channels to a protein-impermeable, porous, hydrophilic layer on the surface of the sensor, the effect of outer deposits on the diffusion resistance of the analyte is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Peter Abel, Rudolf Ehwald, Uwe Beyer