Patents by Inventor Rainer Weber

Rainer Weber 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: 10676618
    Abstract: The invention provides polar-modified rice husk waxes obtainable by free-radical grafting of unmodified rice husk waxes with graft comonomers selected from the group of the ?,?-unsaturated mono- or polybasic carboxylic acids or derivatives thereof. The invention further provides derivatization products prepared by chemical conversion of the polar-modified rice husk waxes of the invention. The invention further provides processes for producing the products of the invention and for the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd
    Inventors: Manuel Broehmer, Halil Can Aran, Erik Hauck, Gerd Hohner, Stefanie Goeres, Rosemarie Weber, Rainer Fell
  • Publication number: 20200141540
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the leakage-proof storage of liquefied chlorine under increased pressure in pressure tanks, in which up to 20 wt. % polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (cPVC) is placed in the pressure tank prior to filling the pressure tank with liquefied chlorine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas BULAN, Rainer WEBER, Jürgen KINTRUP, Daniel Gordon DUFF, Verena HAVERKAMP, Giulio LOLLI, Jose FONSECA, Stefanie EIDEN, Thomas KÖNIG
  • Patent number: 10640399
    Abstract: Described is an osmotic distillation process for concentrating a liquid containing sodium chloride, and in particular a treatment process for used reaction water containing sodium chloride from the production of polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bulan, Yuliya Schießer, Rainer Weber
  • Patent number: 10605142
    Abstract: Systems are provided for an exhaust gas aftertreatment device, in particular in a motor vehicle, having a catalyst accommodated in a housing which, along its length, has a first end section, a catalyst section, and a connecting section. The housing further comprising a particulate filter located downstream of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Guenter Hans Grosch, Felix Goebel, Richard Fritsche, Rainer Lach, Franz Weber
  • Patent number: 10605194
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cylinder bore and a method. The cylinder bore is configured to receive a piston for reciprocating movement therein and has a pressure side and a counter-pressure side. The cylinder bore includes a bore surface having a first roughness value in a first longitudinal region on the pressure side and a second roughness value different from the first roughness value in the first longitudinal region on the counter-pressure side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rainer Lach, Franz Weber, Guenter Hans Grosch
  • Patent number: 10598057
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an internal combustion engine having an oil circuit. In one example, a system may include a rising oil line from a block to a cylinder head of an engine; a main oil line in the head; and an oil siphon system including a reservoir positioned between, and having at least one portion at a lower elevation than both, a section the rising line and a section of the main oil line so that oil flows into, and remains in, the reservoir when the engine is shut-off. In this way, the design of the oil circuit may be used to improve oil supply to engine components while minimizing delays in oil supply during engine startup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rainer Lach, Franz Weber, Frank Wunderlich, Joerg Kemmerling, Guenter Hans Grosch, Joerg Bonse
  • Publication number: 20190375635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for flexibly controlling the use of hydrochloric acid having an HCl concentration of at least 10 wt %, in particular at a volume flow rate of at least 1 m3/h, obtained from a continuous chemical production process (A). In the method, purified hydrochloric acid (54) from a hydrochloric acid store (E) is optionally fed to a dispatch station (H), an HCl electrolysis station (F) and a chloralkali electrolysis station (L), which are consumption points for the hydrochloric acid, or to a neutralisation station (G) in that if one or more of said consumption points (H, F, L) is not available or if there are bottlenecks at the consumption points (H, F, L), the hydrochloric acid (54) is fed to the neutralisation station (G) and neutralised with concentrated alkali solution (55), in particular with concentrated sodium hydroxide solution, and the resulting salt solution (56) is fed either to the chloralkali process station (L) or to a disposal station (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Bulan, Johann RECHNER, Rainer WEBER, Juergen HECKE, Wolfgang KERN, Martin LEIPNITZ, Bemd HENNING
  • Patent number: 10488332
    Abstract: A device for determining a dirt load in a rinsing or detergent solution in a water-conducting household appliance includes a sensor configured to execute a near-infrared spectroscopy for acquiring a spectral measured value of a dirt component in the rinsing or detergent solution in the water-conducting household appliance. A determination unit determines the dirt load of the rinsing or detergent solution on the basis of the acquired spectral measured value of the dirt component in the rinsing or detergent solution, and an adjustment unit adjusts a wash parameter of a current wash program in response to the determined dirt load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Edith Lambert, Nina Mußmann, Rainer Stamminger, Thomas Weber, Michaela Gerstenlauer, Heinz Heißler, Martin Stickel
  • Patent number: 10484138
    Abstract: A first communication subscriber transmits a first data packet comprising data and an identification character to the second communication subscriber. The first communication subscriber and the second communication subscriber respectively determine a first and a second acknowledgement character on the basis of the identification character. The second communication subscriber transmits a second data packet comprising the second acknowledgement character back to the first communication subscriber. The first communication subscriber can thus check, on the basis of the second acknowledgement character, whether the first data packet arrived at the second communication subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Beckhoff Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Büttner, Florian Essler, Rainer Hoffmann, Dirk Janssen, Karl Weber
  • Publication number: 20190316062
    Abstract: Provided herein is a phosphate-free detergent composition including at least one additive with a melting point in the range of from 40 to 60° C. and at least one amide group in the range of from 5 to 150 alkylene oxide groups per molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Alejandra Garcia Marcos, Hans-Christian Raths, Heike Weber, Stephan Hueffer, Rainer Eskuchen, Gerhard Hermanns, Christian Eidamshaus
  • Publication number: 20190177186
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the electrochemical purification of chloride-containing, aqueous process solutions, which are contaminated with organic chemical compounds, using a boron-doped diamond electrode at a pH value of at least 9.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas BULAN, Rainer WEBER, Thorben MUDDEMANN
  • Publication number: 20190112719
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oxygen-consuming electrode for use in chlor-alkali electrolysis which, as required, can either evolve hydrogen or can also consume oxygen, on the basis of a silver-based catalyst and an additional electrocatalyst based on ruthenium and/or iridium. The invention further relates to an electrolysis device consisting thereof. When said electrode is used in the chlor-alkali electrolysis, a correspondingly equipped chlor-alkali electrolysis system can be used for example for network stabilization of power supply networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas BULAN, Rainer WEBER, Fabian BIENEN
  • Patent number: 10224552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas diffusion electrode that includes an electrically conductive carrier, and a porous coating based on an electrochemically active catalyst and a hydrophobic material, wherein the electrode has a first side facing an oxygen-containing gas and a second side facing an alkaline electrolyte, wherein the catalyst comprises a noble metal as a catalytically active component, wherein the hydrophobic material comprises a hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the coating comprising the catalyst has a pore volume from 10 to 500 mm3/g, and a pore diameter in the range from 100 to 10,000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bulan, Jürgen Kintrup, Rainer Weber
  • Publication number: 20180186665
    Abstract: Described is an osmotic distillation process for concentrating a liquid containing sodium chloride, and in particular a treatment process for used reaction water containing sodium chloride from the production of polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas BULAN, Yuliya SCHIEßER, Rainer WEBER
  • Patent number: 9947449
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator includes an electromagnet having a coil, which coil surrounds a pole core, and a magnet armature, which can be moved toward the pole core by the electromagnet, wherein the magnet armature has a bearing surface facing the pole core and the pole core has a correspondingly opposite counter surface. The bearing surface and/or the counter bearing surface has a layer that prevents direct contact of the bearing surface with the counter bearing surface and that causes damping of the approaching movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Fruth, Xaver Gebhardt, Bernd Woellisch, Christian Henfling, Rainer Weber, Matthias Bleeck
  • Patent number: 9903357
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for a high-pressure pump for a motor vehicle comprising a valve housing and an actuator assembly arranged substantially along the central axis of the valve housing. The actuator assembly may include a recess extending from a first end. The actuator assembly may include at least one hydraulic compensation opening extending through a wall of the actuator assembly from the recess into an exterior region. It may also include a volume body in the actuator recess spaced apart from the actuator assembly and extending into a region of the at least one hydraulic compensation opening. The volume body may be immovable relative to the valve housing. The actuator assembly may move along the central axis relative to the valve housing and relative to the volume body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Burhan Dagdelen, Andreas Muehlbauer, Rainer Weber, Stephan Bias
  • Publication number: 20170261115
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for a high-pressure pump for a motor vehicle comprising a valve housing and an actuator assembly arranged substantially along the central axis of the valve housing. The actuator assembly may include a recess extending from a first end. The actuator assembly may include at least one hydraulic compensation opening extending through a wall of the actuator assembly from the recess into an exterior region. It may also include a volume body in the actuator recess spaced apart from the actuator assembly and extending into a region of the at least one hydraulic compensation opening. The volume body may be immovable relative to the valve housing. The actuator assembly may move along the central axis relative to the valve housing and relative to the volume body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Burhan Dagdelen, Andreas Mühlbauer, Rainer Weber, Stephan Bias
  • Patent number: 9562294
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrochemical cell comprising an anode and a cathode compartments separated by a membrane, having corresponding electrodes; said anode and cathode compartments each having an external wall, flanged areas designed like frames in the contact area of the compartments, and a gas diffusion electrode comprising a liquid-permeable carrier coated with a catalyst material; said gas diffusion electrode featuring an area not coated with catalyst at its bottom edge, said area, at the bottom end of the electrochemical cell, protruding between the flanged areas of the external wall of the cathode compartment and the flanged areas of the external wall of the anode compartment in the contact area of the compartments; a porous material arranged parallel between the gas diffusion electrode and the membrane, and devices for the supply and discharge of gas and electrolyte, with a gas space separated from an electrolyte space by appropriate means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: UHDENORA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Peter Woltering, Randolf Kiefer, Rainer Weber, Andreas Bulan
  • Publication number: 20170016129
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrochemical method for producing catalytically active powder from mixtures of metallic silver, optionally with silver oxides, which are particularly suitable for use in oxygen-consuming electrodes, in particular for use in chlor-alkali electrolysis. The invention also relates to the use of said electrodes in chlor-alkali electrolysis or fuel cell technology or in metal/air batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Bulan, Rainer WEBER, Michael STELTER, Hartmund BOMBACH, Katja PALM
  • Patent number: 9476131
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrochemical cell comprising an anode and a cathode compartment separated by a membrane, housing corresponding electrodes. The anode and the cathode compartments having external walls with frame-type flanged areas in the contact area of both compartments. The flanged areas having mounting bores marking an inner area and an outer area of the electrochemical cell a, gas-diffusion electrode resting on a support system, a porous material resting on the gas-diffusion electrode, and devices for the inlet and outlet of gas and electrolyte. At least one circumferential gasket frame is in the contact area of both compartments, between the frame-type flanged areas of the external walls of both compartments, said gasket resting on the membrane, with the porous material and the gas-diffusion electrode resting on the frame-type cathodic flanged area and the circumferential gasket frame overlapping in this area with the porous material and the gas-diffusion electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: UHDENORA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Randolf Kiefer, Peter Woltering, Rainer Weber, Andreas Bulan, Michael Grossholz