Patents by Inventor Ralf Petry

Ralf Petry 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: 10577661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, kits and systems for the prognosis of the disease outcome of breast cancer, said method comprising: (a) determining in a tumor sample from said patient the RNA expression levels of at least 2 of the following 9 genes: UBE2C, BIRC5, RACGAP1, DHCR7, STC2, AZGP1, RBBP8, IL6ST, and MGP (b) mathematically combining expression level values for the genes of the said set which values were determined in the tumor sample to yield a combined score, wherein said combined score is indicative of a prognosis of said patient; and kits and systems for performing said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MYRIAD INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Mareike Dartmann, Inke Sabine Feder, Mathias Gehrmann, Guido Hennig, Karsten Weber, Christian Von Törne, Ralf Kronenwett, Christoph Petry
  • Publication number: 20200010759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel phosphor mixtures and to a light-emitting device which comprises at least one of the novel phosphor mixtures. The phosphor mixtures can be used in phosphor-converted LEDs with a semiconductor that emits in the violet spectral region. The present invention furthermore relates to a lighting system which may comprise the light-emitting devices according to the invention, and to a dynamic lighting system. The present invention furthermore relates to a process for the preparation of the phosphor mixtures according to the invention and to the use thereof in light-emitting devices for use in general lighting and/or in specialty lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas BENKER, Ralf PETRY, Ingo KOEHLER, Irene (Yu Huan) LIU, Christof HAMPEL, Aleksander ZYCH
  • Publication number: 20190144949
    Abstract: A method for predicting a response to and/or benefit of chemotherapy, including neoadjuvant chemotherapy, in a patient suffering from or at risk of developing recurrent neoplastic disease, in particular breast cancer, said method comprising the steps of: (a) determining in a tumor sample from said patient the RNA expression levels of the following 8 genes: UBE2C, RACGAP1, DHCR7, STC2, AZGP1, RBBP8, IL6ST, and MGP, indicative of a response to chemotherapy for a tumor, or (b) determining in a tumor sample from said patient the RNA expression levels of the following 8 genes: UBE2C, BIRC5, DHCR7, STC2, AZGP1, RBBP8, IL6ST, and MGP; indicative of a response to chemotherapy for a tumor (c) mathematically combining expression level values for the genes of the said set which values were determined in the tumor sample to yield a combined score, wherein said combined score is predicting said response and/or benefit of chemotherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Mathias Gehrmann, Karsten Weber, Ralf Kronenwett, Christoph Petry, Jan Brase
  • Patent number: 10125315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pyrosilicate phosphors, to a process for the preparation thereof and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors. The present invention also relates to an emission-converting material comprising the conversion phosphor according to the invention, and to the use thereof in light sources, in particular pc-LEDs (phosphor converted light emitting devices). The present invention furthermore relates to light sources, in particular pc-LEDs, and to lighting units which comprise a primary light source and the emission-converting material according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Aleksander Zych, Ralf Petry, Mathias Rapphahn, Ingo Koehler, Stefan Tews
  • Publication number: 20180298280
    Abstract: The invention relates to pyrosilicate phosphors comprising a coating of aluminum oxide, to a process for the preparation of these compounds, and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors or in lamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Aleksander ZYCH, Ralf PETRY, Mathias RAPPHAHN, Ingo KOEHLER, Stefan TEWS
  • Publication number: 20180155621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pyrosilicate phosphors, to a process for the preparation thereof and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors. The present invention also relates to an emission-converting material comprising the conversion phosphor according to the invention, and to the use thereof in light sources, in particular pc-LEDs (phosphor converted light emitting devices). The present invention furthermore relates to light sources, in particular pc-LEDs, and to lighting units which comprise a primary light source and the emission-converting material according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Aleksander ZYCH, Ralf PETRY, Mathias RAPPHAHN, Ingo KOEHLER, Stefan TEWS
  • Patent number: 9920246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to silicate phosphors, to a process for the preparation thereof and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors. The present invention also relates to an emission-converting material comprising at least the conversion phosphor according to the invention, and to the use thereof in light sources, in particular pc-LEDs (phosphor converted light emitting devices). The present invention furthermore relates to light sources, in particular pc-LEDs, and to lighting units which comprise a primary light source and the emission-converting material according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Petry, Holger Winkler, Thomas Juestel, Matthias Mueller
  • Publication number: 20180066186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to alkaline earth aluminate phosphors, to a process for the preparation thereof and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors. The present invention also relates to an emission-converting material comprising at least the conversion phosphor according to the invention, and to the use thereof in light sources, in particular pc-LEDs (phosphor converted light emitting devices). The present invention furthermore relates to light sources, in particular pc-LEDs, and to lighting units which comprise a primary light source and the emission-converting material according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Aleksander ZYCH, Mathias RAPPHAHN, Ralf PETRY, Ingo KOEHLER, Andreas BENKER, Stefan TEWS
  • Patent number: 9856417
    Abstract: The invention relates to Eu2+-activated phosphors, to a process for the preparation of these compounds, and to phosphor mixtures, light sources and lighting units which comprise the Eu2+-activated phosphors according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Petry, Holger Winkler, Tim Vosgroene, Christof Hampel, Andreas Benker, Thomas Juestel
  • Publication number: 20170306223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to europium-, cerium-, samarium- or praseodymium-doped boronitrides, to a process for the preparation of these compounds, and to the use of the doped boronitrides according to the invention as conversion phosphors. The present invention furthermore relates to a light source which contains a doped boronitride according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf PETRY, Holger WINKLER, Thomas JUESTEL, Tobias DIERKES
  • Patent number: 9758722
    Abstract: The invention relates to Eu2+-activated phosphors, to a process of its preparation, the use of these phosphors in electronic and electro optical devices, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar cells and especially to illumination units comprising said magnesium alumosilicate-based phosphors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Aleksander Zych, Ralf Petry, Holger Winkler, Christof Hampel, Andreas Benker, Thomas Juestel
  • Publication number: 20170107426
    Abstract: The invention relates to europium or samarium-doped terbium molybdates, to a method for producing said compounds, and to the use of the claimed europium or samarium-doped terbium molybdates as conversion lumiophores. The invention also relates to a light-emitting device containing a claimed europium or samarium-doped terbium molybdate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf PETRY, Thomas JUESTEL, Florian BAUR
  • Patent number: 9580649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a europium-doped alkaline-earth metal siliconitride or silicooxynitride having increased emission efficiency. The present invention furthermore relates to europium-doped alkaline-earth metal siliconitrides or silicooxynitrides which are obtainable by the preparation process according to the invention, and to the use of the europium-doped alkaline-earth metal siliconitrides or silicooxynitrides according to the invention as conversion phosphors. The present invention furthermore also relates to a light-emitting device which comprises a europium-doped alkaline-earth metal siliconitride or silicooxynitride according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Vosgroene, Holger Winkler, Ralf Petry, Andreas Benker, Christof Hampel
  • Publication number: 20170051201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the formula I, (A2-2nBn)x(Ge1-mMm)yO(x+2y):Mn4+??I in which the parameters A, B, M, m, n, x, and y have one of the meanings according to claim 1. Furthermore, the invention relates to a process for the preparation of the compounds of the formula I, to the use of these compounds as conversion phosphors, and to an emission-converting material comprising at least one compound of the formula I. The present invention furthermore relates to a light-emitting device which comprises at least one compound of the formula I according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf PETRY, Holger WINKLER, Thomas JUESTEL, Florian BAUR, Kira HEERDT
  • Publication number: 20160304779
    Abstract: The invention relates to Eu2+-activated phosphors, to a process of its preparation, the use of these phosphors in electronic and electro optical devices, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar cells and especially to illumination units comprising said magnesium alumosilicate-based phosphors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Aleksander ZYCH, Ralf PETRY, Holger WINKLER, Christof HAMPEL, Andreas BENKER, Thomas JUESTEL
  • Publication number: 20160264862
    Abstract: The invention relates to europium-doped silicate phosphors comprising a coating of aluminum oxide, to a process for the preparation of these compounds, and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors or in lamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Holger WINKLER, Monica DAVIS, Christof HAMPEL, Andrea OPOLKA, Ralf PETRY, Olaf SOETH, Stefan TEWS, Christopher GUMP, David KING, Joseph A. SPENCER, Kassandra SULLIVAN-TRUJILLO
  • Publication number: 20160244665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cerium-doped garnet phosphors. The present invention furthermore relates to a process for the preparation of cerium-doped garnet phosphors, and to the use of these garnet phosphors as conversion phosphors. The present invention furthermore relates to a light-emitting device which contains cerium-doped garnet phosphors according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Tim VOSGROENE, Holger WINKLER, Ralf PETRY, Christof HAMPEL, Andreas BENKER
  • Publication number: 20160200973
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds containing an anionic skeleton structure, dopants and cations, where a. the anionic skeleton structure is characterised by coordination tetrahedra GL4?, where G stands for silicon, and L stands for N and O, b. the cations are selected from the alkaline-earth metals, c. the dopant present is trivalent cerium or a mixture of trivalent cerium and divalent europium, d. the charge compensation of the cerium doping takes place i) via corresponding replacement of alkaline-earth metal cations by alkali-metal cations and/or ii) via a corresponding increase in the nitrogen content and/or iii) via a corresponding reduction in the cations, to a process for the preparation of these compounds, and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Holger WINKLER, Ralf PETRY, Tim VOSGROENE, Christof HAMPEL, Andreas BENKER
  • Publication number: 20160152891
    Abstract: Compounds containing an anionic scaffold structure, dopants and cations, in which a. the anionic scaffold structure features coordination tetrahedra GL4, where G stands for silicon, which may be partly replaced by C, Ge, B, Al or In, and L stands for N and O, with the proviso that N makes up at least 60 atom % of L; b. the cations are alkaline earth metals, with the proviso that strontium and barium together make up less than 75 atom % of the cations; c. dopant present trivalent cerium or a mixture of trivalent cerium and divalent europium; d. charge compensation of the cerium doping is accomplished i) through corresponding replacement of alkaline earth metal cations by alkali metal cations, and/or ii) by a corresponding increase in the nitrogen content, and/or iii) by a corresponding reduction in the cations; and to processes for preparing, and to their use as conversion phosphors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: Merk Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf PETRY, Holger WINKLER, Aleksander ZYCH, Christof HAMPEL, Andreas BENKER
  • Publication number: 20160108311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to garnet phosphors, to a process for the preparation thereof and to the use thereof as conversion phosphors. The present invention also relates to an emission-converting material comprising at least the conversion phosphor according to the invention, and to the use thereof in light sources, in particular pc-LEDs (phosphor converted light emitting devices). The present invention furthermore relates to light sources, in particular pc-LEDs, and to lighting units which comprise a primary light source and the emission-converting material according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Holger WINKLER, Ralf PETRY, Tim VOSGROENE, Peter BARNEKOW, Thomas JUESTEL, Claudia SUESSEMILCH