Patents by Inventor Robert Baumann

Robert Baumann 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: 10703524
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a glue supply device for a labeling unit with a glue printer, comprising: a storage tank for glue, a supply line for supplying glue from the storage tank to the glue printer, a continuously delivering glue pump which is embodied to deliver glue from the storage tank into the supply line, and a hydropneumatic reservoir for the glue, wherein the hydro-pneumatic reservoir is arranged at the supply line upstream of the glue printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Georg Gertlowski, Stefan Poeschl, Josef Scheck, Florian Habersetzer, Heinrich Bielmeier, Robert Scheibenpflug, Alexander Feigl, Andreas Kraus, Dennis Baumann
  • Patent number: 10660594
    Abstract: An examination and/or treatment device includes a multi-axis robot having an articulated arm that can be moved in space as well as leads received in a flexible cladding tube and guided to one or more examination or treatment devices arranged on the articulated arm or a support arranged thereon. In an embodiment, on the articulated arm is provided a carriage arrangement including a carriage, having at least one deflection roller and that can be linearly displaced against at least one restoring element that builds up a restoring force. The cladding tube or a guide tube surrounding the cladding tube is guided around the deflection roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Berthold Baumann, Robert Divoky, Franz Fadler, Stefan Gross, Norbert Herrmann, Matthias Hoff, Michael Ott, Volker Rose
  • Patent number: 10619125
    Abstract: Process for preparation of a mixture of methyl glycine diacetic acid (MGDA) or its respective mono-, di-, trialkali metal salt or its respective mono-, di- or tri-ammonium salt or mixtures thereof, and glutamic acid diacetic acid (GLDA) or its respective mono-, di-, tri-, or tetra-alkali metal or mono-, di-, tri- or tetra-ammonium salt or mixtures thereof, wherein said process com-prises the steps of: (a) dissolution in water of (a1) alanine in its L- or D-enantiomeric form or its respective monoalkali metal salt or mixtures thereof, and (a2) glutamic acid as L- or D-enantiomer or its respective mono-, or dialkali metal or mixtures thereof, wherein the molar ratio of alanine to glutamic acid is in the range of from 1:9 to 9:1, (b) converting the mixture obtained in step (a) with formaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid or alkali metal cyanide to the corresponding dinitriles, (c) saponification of the dinitriles resulting from step (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Constanze Franzke, Marta Reinoso Garcia, Robert Baumann, Thomas Greindl
  • Patent number: 10605659
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for determining surface contamination of polycrystalline silicon, including the steps of: a) providing two polycrystalline silicon rods by deposition in a Siemens reactor; b) determining contaminants in the first of the two rods immediately after the deposition; c) conducting the second rod through one or more systems in which polycrystalline silicon rods are processed further to give rod pieces or polysilicon fragments, optionally cleaned, stored or packed; d) then determining contaminants in the second rod; wherein the difference in the contaminants determined in the first and second rods gives surface contamination of polycrystalline silicon resulting from systems and the system environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Hanns Wochner, Robert Baumann
  • Patent number: 10557402
    Abstract: An apparatus or system includes a component that generates or transfers noise having a frequency within a noise frequency range. The component may include a boundary. The apparatus or system may be an engine in some examples. The engine may additionally include a micro-perforated sheet positioned a distance from the boundary. The micro-perforated sheet may include a plurality of micro-perforated holes, and may be configured to absorb sound within an absorption frequency range based on parameters of the micro-perforated sheet. The parameters may include the distance from the boundary and dimensions of the micro-perforated holes, and may be set such that the absorption frequency range overlaps the noise frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Tyler W. Le Roy, Todd A. Baumann, Dale T. Snyder, Amy Adams, Robert J. Danforth, III
  • Patent number: 10501406
    Abstract: The invention relates to polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates having an NCO number of at least 29% comprising less than 2% by weight ureas, less than 8% by weight carbodiimides or uretonimines and less than 1000 ppm organic chlorine compounds. The polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates can be prepared according to the invention by reacting (i) polyphenyl polymethylene polyamines with organic carbonates to give the corresponding polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates, (ii) by thermally cleaving the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates to give the polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates, wherein, prior to the thermal cleavage, the free amino groups or urea groups present in the carhamate crude mixture comprising the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates are reacted with a derivatizing reagent to give amide groups or urethane groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Lorenz, Axel Franzke, Robert Baumann, Michael Bock, Geert Janssens
  • Publication number: 20190351971
    Abstract: An Actuating device for a bicycle is provided. The actuating device may include a static element which is positionally fixed in relation to a bicycle frame, a movable element which is movable in relation to the static element, an electromechanical drive which provides drive force for a movement of the movable element. The electromechanical drive has a motor and a gearing driven by the motor. The gearing may include a first gearing wheel and a second gearing wheel which is in engagement with the first gearing wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SRAM DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
    Inventors: SEBASTIAN DUEWELING, MATTHIAS REINBOLD, ROBERT BOEHM, SVEN BAUMANN, SVEN SCHMELZING
  • Patent number: 10421711
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a crystalline alkali metal salt of the general formula (I) [R1—CH(COO)—N(CH2—COO)2]M13 (I) wherein M1 is selected from alkali metal cations, same or different, R1 is selected from C1-C4-alkyl and CH2CH2COOM1, comprising the step of (b) crystallizing said alkali metal salt from an aqueous solution containing in the range of from 5 to 30% by weight of alkali metal hydroxide, referring to said aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Constanze Franzke, Axel Franzke, Armin Stamm, Markus Hartmann, Robert Baumann
  • Patent number: 10389263
    Abstract: Motor drive power conversion systems are provided including a rectifier and a switching inverter, wherein the switching devices of the rectifier, the inverter and/or of a DC/DC converter are silicon carbide switches, such as silicon carbide MOSFETs. Driver circuits are provided for providing bipolar gate drive signals to the silicon carbide MOSFETs, including providing negative gate-source voltage for controlling the off state of enhancement mode low side drivers and positive gate-source voltage for controlling the off state of enhancement mode high side drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Baumann, Richard Lukaszewski, Rangarajan Tallam, Lixiang Wei, Lee Gettelfinger, Garron Morris, Bruce Weiss, Neil Gollhardt, Navid R. Zargari, William Brumsickle, Robert Wright Reese, Stephen E. Denning
  • Publication number: 20190202228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming and detecting security elements on the surface of a component and/or in a component, in which at least one layer or at least one region that is preferably formed of a magnetic material or of a material different from the component material is formed on the surface of the component and/or in the component that is formed of a magnetic or of a nonmagnetic material in a locally and geometrically defined manner. At least one ablated track, at least one heat-affected region and/or at least one remelted treatment track are/is formed by a locally and geometrically defined ablation of material or input of energy on/at the surface of a component along a predefined contour corresponding to the respective security feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., TECHNISCHEN UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
    Inventors: Rene SIEBERT, Robert BAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20190127278
    Abstract: A composition includes an esterified styrene/maleic anhydride copolymer, where the esterified styrene/maleic anhydride copolymer contains the following copolymerized components: (a) styrenic component; (b) a dicarboxylic acid ring-opened maleic anhydride; and (c) a half ester of a ring-opened maleic anhydride where the ester is a product of reacting maleic anhydride with poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether having a number-average molecular weight in a range of 100 to 800 grams per mole, where the molar ratio of component (c) to component (b) is greater than 0.5 as determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and the molar ratio of component (a) to the sum of components (b) and (c) is 1.0 or more and 2.0 or less as determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert Baumann, Nipon Pothayee, Marc Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10173925
    Abstract: The present invention provides substantially nonionic brush polymers having pendant polyether groups, preferably poly(alkylene glycol) groups, which polymers are useful as synthetic polymer substitutes for cellulose ethers in mortars and hydraulic binders. The brush polymers are preferably crosslinked, such as with ethylene glycol di(meth)acrylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Robert Baumann, Adam W. Freeman, Philip M. Imbesi, Marc Schmitz, Hongwei Shen, Wei-Wen Tsai, Sipei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180354891
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a crystalline alkali metal salt of the general formula (I) [R1—CH(COO)—N(CH2—COO)2]M13 (I) wherein M1 is selected from alkali metal cations, same or different, R1 is selected from C1-C4-alkyl and CH2CH2COOM1, comprising the step of (b) crystallizing said alkali metal salt from an aqueous solution containing in the range of from 5 to 30% by weight of alkali metal hydroxide, referring to said aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Constanze FRANZKE, Axel FRANZKE, Armin STAMM, Markus HARTMANN, Robert BAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20180346413
    Abstract: A process for preparing an isocyanate compound is provided. The process includes a step of reacting an amine compound A having at least one primary amino group with CO2 and an organotin compound S having at least one radical OR3 attached to the tin atom of the organotin compound to convert at least one of the primary amino groups in the amine compound A into a carbamate group to obtain a carbamate compound C; a step of cleaving the carbamate groups in the obtained carbamate compound C to form the isocyanate compound and an alcohol R3OH, without separation of the tin compounds; and a step of obtaining the isocyanate compound. The radical R3 is a C-bound organic radical of 1-30 carbon atoms with 1, 2, or 3 carbon atoms optionally replaced by oxygen or nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas SCHAUB, Robert BAUMANN, Rocco PACIELLO, Nicolas GERMAIN
  • Publication number: 20180237728
    Abstract: Process for preparation of a mixture of methyl glycine diacetic acid (MGDA) or its respective mono-, di-, trialkali metal salt or its respective mono-, di- or tri-ammonium salt or mixtures thereof, and glutamic acid diacetic acid (GLDA) or its respective mono-, di-, tri-, or tetra-alkali metal or mono-, di-, tri- or tetra-ammonium salt or mixtures thereof, wherein said process com-prises the steps of: (a) dissolution in water of (a1) alanine in its L- or D-enantiomeric form or its respective monoalkali metal salt or mixtures thereof, and (a2) glutamic acid as L- or D-enantiomer or its respective mono-, or dialkali metal or mixtures thereof, wherein the molar ratio of alanine to glutamic acid is in the range of from 1:9 to 9:1, (b) converting the mixture obtained in step (a) with formaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid or alkali metal cyanide to the corresponding dinitriles, (c) saponification of the dinitriles resulting from step (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Constanze FRANZKE, Marta REINOSO GARCIA, Robert BAUMANN, Thomas GREINDL
  • Publication number: 20180208550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a cyclic isocyanate (B) from a composition (Z) which comprises at least one component (A) which has at least one cycloalkane ring having at least 4 ring carbons, where the cycloalkane ring has two NH2 groups in ? or ? positions relative to one another as substituents and in more than 50 mol % of the total amount of component (A) the two NH2 groups in ? or in ? positions relative to one another assume a trans configuration relative to one another. This composition (Z) is, in the process of the invention, reacted with phosgene to give a composition (ZP) which comprises at least one cyclic isocyanate (B) having isocyanate groups. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the isocyanate mixture (M) as monomer in processes for preparing polymers, in particular for preparing polyurethanes and polyureas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus BREUER, Robert BAUMANN, Alexander PANCHENKO, Michael LORENZ, Frank HETTCHE, Norbert GUTFRUCHT, Thomas FENLON
  • Patent number: 9914693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing ethylenediamine (EDA), where the process comprises the steps a) to c). In step a), formaldehyde is reacted with hydrocyanic acid (HCN) to form formaldehyde cyanohydrin (FACH), where the hydrocyanic acid is completely free or largely free of sulfur dioxide (SO2). The FACH prepared in this way is reacted with ammonia (NH3) to form aminoacetonitrile (AAN) in step b), whereupon a hydrogenation of AAN in the presence of a catalyst to form EDA is carried out in step c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hermann Luyken, Stephanie Jaegli, Michael Lorenz, Gordon Brasche, Markus Jegelka, Barbara Becker, Robert Baumann, Johann-Peter Melder, Boris Buschhaus, Thomas Krug
  • Patent number: 9890113
    Abstract: A process for the continuous preparation of adiponitrile by hydrocyanation of 3-pentenenitrile is described, wherein a) 3-pentenenitrile is hydrocyanated to give a reaction output comprising adiponitrile, b) in a work-up 1, a mixture comprising cis-2-methyl-2-butenenitrile and cis-2-pentenenitrile is separated off as overhead product from the reaction output from the reactor R1 in a first distillation apparatus, c) the mixture comprising cis-2-methyl-2-butenenitrile and cis-2-pentenenitrile from step b) is continuously isomerized in the presence of aluminum oxide as catalyst in a reactor R2 to give a product mixture comprising 3-pentenenitrile, d) cis-2-methyl-2-butenenitrile is separated off as overhead product from the reaction output from the reactor R2 in a distillation apparatus in a work-up 2 and discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rolf-Hartmuth Fischer, Robert Baumann, Veronika Wloka, Hermann Luyken
  • Publication number: 20180009742
    Abstract: The invention relates to polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates having an NCO number of at least 29% comprising less than 2% by weight ureas, less than 8% by weight carbodiimides or uretonimines and less than 1000 ppm organic chlorine compounds. The polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates can be prepared according to the invention by reacting (i) polyphenyl polymethylene polyamines with organic carbonates to give the corresponding polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates, (ii) by thermally cleaving the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates to give the polyphenyl polymethylene polyisocyanates, wherein, prior to the thermal cleavage, the free amino groups or urea groups present in the carhamate crude mixture comprising the polyphenyl polymethylene polycarbamates are reacted with a derivatizing reagent to give amide groups or urethane groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael LORENZ, Axel FRANZKE, Robert BAUMANN, Michael BOCK, Geert JANSSENS
  • Patent number: 9828329
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for purifying ethylenediamine (EDA) by distillation, wherein the process comprises the steps a) and b). In step a), a mixture (G1) comprising water, EDA and N-methylethylenediamine (N-MeEDA) is fed into a distillation apparatus (D1), and the major part of the water comprised in the mixture (G1) is separated off overhead at a pressure of greater than 4.8 bara. From the bottom of (D1), the water-enriched mixture (G2) is fed into a distillation apparatus (D2) in step b). At the top of (D2), the major part of the N-MeEDA is distilled off. The stream (S3) obtained from the bottom of (D2) comprises EDA, with the components water and N-MeEDA comprised in the mixture (G1) having been largely or completely removed. Further distillation steps can optionally be carried out in order to obtain pure EDA, for example when diethylenetriamine (DETA) is additionally comprised in the mixture (G1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hermann Luyken, Stephanie Jaegli, Michael Lorenz, Gordon Brasche, Markus Jegelka, Barbara Becker, Robert Baumann, Johann-Peter Melder, Boris Buschhaus, Thomas Krug