Patents by Inventor René Schmitz

René Schmitz 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: 10581112
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition and an electrochemical cell that includes the electrolyte composition are included. The electrolyte composition includes: at least one aprotic organic solvent; at least one conducting salt; methylphosphonoyloxymethane; and optionally one or more additives. The use of methylphosphonoyloxymethane in an electrolyte composition for electrochemical cells is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Gotion Inc.
    Inventor: Rene Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20190260169
    Abstract: A contact and busbar assembly forms a bus system on electronics housings arranged in an array. An electronics assembly such as a circuit board is arranged in each housing. The contact and busbar assembly includes multiple bus plugs each having first connecting contacts for contacting a respective circuit board, second terminal contacts in the form of one or more socket contacts and power rail strips. The power rail strips have at least one flexibly deformable section or are continuously flexibly deformable. Alternatively, the socket contacts are insertable not only parallel but also obliquely in relation to the power rail strips extending in the direction of the array for contact by the socket contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Till SCHMITZ, René ARNTZEN, Jörg RICHTS
  • Publication number: 20190260170
    Abstract: A contact and busbar assembly forms a bus system on electronics housings arranged in an array direction. Each housing includes a circuit board. The contact and busbar assembly includes multiple bus plugs having first connecting contacts for electrically contacting the circuit boards and second connecting contacts in the form of socket contacts for electrically contacting power rail strips. A plurality of power rail strips electrically connects the second connecting contacts of adjacent electronics housings. A first power rail strip electrically connects the bus plugs of two directly adjacent electronics housings and a second power rail strip of greater length electrically connects two spaced electronics housings. An electronics housing assembly is provided having multiple electronics housings arranged against one another in the array direction and a contact and busbar assembly as set forth above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Till SCHMITZ, René ARNTZEN, Volker SCHRÖDER, Peter STUCKMANN
  • Patent number: 10388992
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrolyte composition containing at least one compound of (I) wherein R1 is selected from C1 to C10 alkyl, and R2 is selected from O(C1 to C10 alkyl), OC(O)(C1 to C10 alkyl), OC(O)O(C1 to C10 alkyl), OS(O)2(C1 to C10 alkyl) and S(O)2O(C1 to C10 alkyl), wherein C1 to C10 alkyl may be substituted by one or more F and wherein one or more CH2— groups of C1 to C10 alkyl which are not bound directly to O may be replaced by O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Gotion Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Schmitz, Diana Fuerst, Lucas Montag
  • Patent number: 10333178
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrolyte composition containing (i) at least one aprotic polar organic solvent having a flash point above 80° C. and a dielectric constant above 10 at 25° C.; (ii) at least one flame retardant and/or non-flammable solvent; (iii) at least one compound of formula (I) R1—O(O)C—(CH2)n—C(O)O—R2 (I) wherein R1 and R2 are independently from each other selected from C1-C6 alkyl and n is 1, 2 or 3; (iv) at least one conducting salt; (v) at least one aprotic organic solvent having a dynamic viscosity below 1 mPa s at 25° C.; and (vi) optionally one or more additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Gotion Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Schmitz, Lucas Montag, Diana Fuerst
  • Patent number: 10283814
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrolyte, comprising at least one lithium salt, a solvent, and at least one compound according to general formula (1). The invention further relates to lithium-based energy stores comprising such an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WESTFALISCHE WILHELMS UNIVERSITAT MUNSTER
    Inventors: Elisabeth Kramer, Rene Schmitz, Stefano Passerini, Martin Winter
  • Publication number: 20190123385
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition and an electrochemical cell including the electrolyte composition are disclosed, including: at least one aprotic organic solvent; at least one conducting salt; methyl-2-methyl-1,3-dioxolane-2-carboxylate; and optionally one or more additives. A use of methyl-2-methyl-1,3-dioxolane-2-carboxylate in an electrolyte composition for electrochemical cells is disclosed. An electrochemical cell is also disclosed, in which the electrochemical cell is a lithium battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Rene Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20190067734
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition and an electrochemical cell that includes the electrolyte composition are included. The electrolyte composition includes: at least one aprotic organic solvent; at least one conducting salt; methylphosphonoyloxymethane; and optionally one or more additives. The use of methylphosphonoyloxymethane in an electrolyte composition for electrochemical cells is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Rene Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10211484
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition containing (i) at least one aprotic organic solvent; (ii) at least one conducting salt; (iii) acetic acid 2-[(methoxycarbonyl)oxy] methyl ester; and (vi) optionally one or more additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gotion Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Schmitz, Karolin Geyer
  • Patent number: 10153516
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrolyte composition for lithium ion batteries which improves overcharge protection. In particular the present invention relates to an electrolyte composition comprising (a) a compound of general formula (I) and (b) at least two compounds of general formula (II) which are different from each other formula (II) with the definitions given in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Gotion Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Schmitz, Arnd Garsuch, Frederick Francois Chesneau, Michael Schmidt, Takeru Yamamoto, Guenter Semrau
  • Patent number: 10074873
    Abstract: Use of a compound of formula (I) wherein R1 and R2 are selected independently from each other from C1-C10 alkyl, which may be substituted by one or more F, or wherein R1 and R2 are linked and jointly selected from C2-C3 alkanediyl forming together with the group —OPO—a five- or six-membered heterocycle which may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from F and optionally fluorinated C1-C10 alkyl, as gelling agent in an aprotic organic solvent or solvent mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Arnd Garsuch, Michael Schmidt, Rene Schmitz, Ingo Krossing, Philipp Eiden, Stefanie Reininger, Mario Schleep
  • Patent number: 9905885
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound with a general formula (I) or a salt thereof, wherein, R1 and R2, are, independently of each other, F or CnF2n+1 with n=1-10, and R3 and R4 are, independently of each other, C1-C10-alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH, WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
    Inventors: Nataliya Kalinovich, Gerd-Volker Roeschenthaler, Tanja Schedlbauer, Johannes Kasnatscheew, Katja Vlasov, René Schmitz, Raphael Wilhelm Schmitz, Romek Ansgar Mueller, Martin Winter, Stefano Passerini
  • Patent number: 9843074
    Abstract: The invention relates to lithium 1-trifluoromethoxy-1,2,2,2-tetra-fluoroethanesulphonate, the use of lithium 1-trifluoromethoxy-1,2,2,2-tetra-fluoroethanesulphonate as electrolyte salt in lithium-based energy stores and also ionic liquids comprising 1-trifluoro-methoxy-1,2,2,2-tetrafluoro-ethanesulphonate as anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNSTER
    Inventors: Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler, Martin Winter, Stefano Passerini, Katja Vlasov, Nataliya Kalinovich, Christian Schreiner Schreiner, Raphael Wilhelm Schmitz, Ansgar Romek Müller, Rene Schmitz, Tanja Schedlbauer, Alexandra Lex-Balducci, Miriam Kunze
  • Publication number: 20170338523
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition containing (i) at least one aprotic organic solvent; (ii) at least one conducting salt; (iii) acetic acid 2-[(methoxycarbonyl)oxy] methyl ester; and (vi) optionally one or more additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rene SCHMITZ, Karolin GEYER
  • Publication number: 20170214097
    Abstract: A liquid formulation is provided. The liquid formulation contains at least one aprotic organic solvent, at least one lithium salt, at least 1.5% by weight of a compound of formula (I) based on a total weight of the liquid formulation, essentially no 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene, and optionally at least one additive other than (C): where R1 is C1-C6-alkyl, phenyl, or 2- and 4-pyridyl, which may be substituted with one or more moieties of F, CN, C1-C4-alkyl and CF3; each R2 is independently C1-C4-alkyl, CN, or fluorine; a is a number of from zero to four; and X is O—SO2—R1 or hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rene SCHMITZ, Karolin GEYER, Caroline GOLLUB, Heike HEILER, Kristin SCHROEDER
  • Publication number: 20170179527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrolyte composition for lithium ion batteries which improves overcharge protection. In particular the present invention relates to an electrolyte composition comprising (a) a compound of general formula (I) and (b) at least two compounds of general formula (II) which are different from each other formula (II) with the definitions given in the description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rene SCHMITZ, Arnd GARSUCH, Frederick Francois CHESNEAU, Michael SCHMIDT, Takeru YAMAMOTO, Guenter SEMRAU
  • Patent number: 9633797
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of lithium-2-pentafluoroethoxy-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoro-ethanesulfonate as a conductive salt in lithium-based energy stores and to electrolytes containing lithium-2-pentafluoroethoxy-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoro-ethanesulfonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNSTER
    Inventors: Marius Amereller, René Schmitz, Raphael Wilhelm Schmitz, Ansgar Romek Müller, Martin Winter, Christian Schreiner, Miriam Kunze, Stefano Passerini
  • Publication number: 20170040650
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrolyte composition containing at least one compound of (I) wherein R1 is selected from C1 to C10 alkyl, and R2 is selected from O(C1 to C10 alkyl), OC(O)(C1 to C10 alkyl), OC(O)O(C1 to C10 alkyl), OS(O)2(C1 to C10 alkyl) and S(O)2O(C1 to C10 alkyl), wherein C1 to C10 alkyl may be substituted by one or more F and wherein one or more CH2— groups of C1 to C10 alkyl which are not bound directly to O may be replaced by O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rene SCHMITZ, Diana FUERST, Lucas MONTAG
  • Publication number: 20170040649
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrolyte composition containing (i) at least one aprotic polar organic solvent having a flash point above 80° C. and a dielectric constant above 10 at 25° C.; (ii) at least one flame retardant and/or non-flammable solvent; (iii) at least one compound of formula (I) R1—O(O)C—(CH2)n—C(O)O—R2 (I) wherein R1 and R2 are independently from each other selected from C1-C6 alkyl and n is 1, 2 or 3; (iv) at least one conducting salt; (v) at least one aprotic organic solvent having a dynamic viscosity below 1 mPa s at 25° C.; and (vi) optionally one or more additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rene SCHMITZ, Lucas MONTAG, Diana FÜRST
  • Publication number: 20160365605
    Abstract: Use of a compound of formula (I) wherein R1 and R2 are selected independently from each other from C1-C10 alkyl, which may be substituted by one or more F, or wherein R1 and R2 are linked and jointly selected from C2-C3 alkanediyl forming together with the group -OPO- a five- or six-membered heterocycle which may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from F and optionally fluorinated C1-C10 alkyl, as gelling agent in an aprotic organic solvent or solvent mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Arnd GARSUCH, Michael SCHMIDT, Rene SCHMITZ, Ingo KROSSING, Philipp EIDEN, Stefanie REININGER, Mario SCHLEEP