Patents by Inventor Robert Lorenz

Robert Lorenz 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: 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: 20190298235
    Abstract: There is provided a test method for analysing a body fluid in which a test tape is used in a test device to successively provide analytical test fields stored on the test tape, wherein body fluid is applied by a user to the test field provided at a time and the said test field is photometrically scanned using a measuring unit of the device to record measurement signals. To increase the measurement reliability, it is proposed that a control value is determined from a time-dependent and/or wavelength-dependent change in the measurement signals and that the measurement signals are processed as valid or discarded as erroneous depending on the control value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Miltner, Robert Lorenz, Ulrich Porsch, Clemens Knapp
  • Patent number: 10370143
    Abstract: An article enclosing at least one built-in fitment component in the form of a hollow body of thermoplastic material. The hollow body is preferably in the form of a fuel tank. The built-in fitment component is pressed against the inside wall of the article while still plastic so that the plastic material of the hollow body penetrates through at least one recess or opening of the built-in fitment component and flows therebehind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Borchert, Timo Kramer, Klaus Gebert, Dirk Eulitz, Gerd Wolter, Harald Lorenz, Deniz Bienhuls, Christoph Mehren, Robert Lower
  • Patent number: 10360189
    Abstract: An object-based data storage system includes a memory and a processor for executing machine executable instructions configured for implementing logical containers for data objects each having a global identifier. The containers are configured for storing metadata including a first parameterization value descriptive of a number of storage nodes and a second parameterization value descriptive of a classification of the data objects. The machine executable instructions are further configured for implementing a first object storage ring for addressing storage locations across the multiple storage nodes using a surjective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Basham, Michael Factor, Robert Haas, Simon Lorenz, William W. Owen, Slavisa Sarafijanovic, Harald Seipp, Thomas D. Weigold
  • Publication number: 20190149909
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a loudspeaker, in especially to a bass reflex tube for a loudspeaker. Commonly, said loudspeakers include at least one woofer driver, by which an electric audio signal is transduced via a voice coil and a diaphragm into soundwaves of medium to low frequency. A bass reflex tube for a loudspeaker should be provided, which enables said loudspeaker to produce an acoustic signal according to an electrical signal, wherein the acoustic signal shows optimized an improved quality characteristics, in especially with regards to quality and accuracy of the conversion of electrical signal into the acoustic signal. The problem mentioned above is solved by a bass reflex tube for a loudspeaker, wherein said bass reflex tube is at least partially made of a ceramic material. Further, the bass reflex tube comprises a tubular portion, which is extending in an axial direction of a longitudinal axis of the bass reflex tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan GRÖßLER, Robert HORBACH, Martin LORENZ, Pascal-Philippe BINGS, Thomas WENZEL
  • Publication number: 20190149907
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a loudspeaker. Soundwaves generated by a loudspeaker according to the prior art are emitted into a room or into the surrounding space in a predetermined geometric structure. It is a task of the present invention to provide a loudspeaker, which has an improved spatial acoustic performance. According to an embodiment of the invention, the loudspeaker comprises a housing, at least one driver arrangement and a mounting device including a movable mechanism for mounting the driver arrangement to the housing. The driver arrangement comprises at least one electroacoustic driver. With the help of the mounting device the driver arrangement is mounted to the housing in different predetermined positions, wherein the mounting device is adapted such, that the driver arrangement can be arranged in at least a first position and at least a second position with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan GRÖßLER, Robert HORBACH, Martin LORENZ, Pascal-Philippe BINGS
  • Patent number: 10244970
    Abstract: There is provided a test method for analyzing a body fluid in which a test tape is used in a test device to successively provide analytical test fields stored on the test tape, wherein body fluid is applied by a user to the test field provided at a time and the said test field is photometrically scanned using a measuring unit of the device to record measurement signals. To increase the measurement reliability, it is proposed that a control value is determined from a time-dependent and/or wavelength-dependent change in the measurement signals and that the measurement signals are processed as valid or discarded as erroneous depending on the control value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Miltner, Robert Lorenz, Ulrich Porsch, Clemens Knapp
  • Publication number: 20180239852
    Abstract: Examples of energy forecasting in hierarchical energy systems are provided herein. A global forecast model instance for a hierarchical energy system can be determined through aggregation of energy forecast model data from individual energy smart meters. Energy forecast model data can include values for energy forecast model parameters used by the individual smart meters. The energy smart meters include measurement, forecasting, and calculation capabilities. The smart meters locally determine a forecast model instance used by the smart meter and provide corresponding information to higher levels in the energy system hierarchy. A global forecast model instance is determined based on the provided information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Lars Dannecker, Robert Lorenz, Philipp Roesch
  • Patent number: 9977847
    Abstract: Examples of energy forecasting in hierarchical energy systems are provided herein. A global forecast model instance for a hierarchical energy system can be determined through aggregation of energy forecast model data from individual energy smart meters. Energy forecast model data can include values for energy forecast model parameters used by the individual smart meters. The energy smart meters include measurement, forecasting, and calculation capabilities. The smart meters locally determine a forecast model instance used by the smart meter and provide corresponding information to higher levels in the energy system hierarchy. A global forecast model instance is determined based on the provided information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Lars Dannecker, Robert Lorenz, Philipp Roesch
  • Patent number: 9869679
    Abstract: Methods are provided for photometrically determining/detecting sample application to an analytical test element for use with a blood glucose measuring device, where the method includes obtaining a sequence of reflectance readings from the test element with the measuring device, including a blank value prior to sample application, and then monitoring changes of the reflectance readings from the test element with respect to a sample application condition defined by a limit for a reflectance decrease or a reflectance threshold. The methods also can include adjusting the sample application condition in accordance with a drift correction and can include determining an analyte concentration in the body fluid sample. In addition, photometric blood glucose measuring devices are provided that incorporate the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Gertrud Albrecht, Otto Gaa, Robert Lorenz, Frank Rueckert
  • Patent number: 9692265
    Abstract: A variable magnetic flux-type rotary electric machine includes a stator and a rotor. The stator includes a stator coil wound on teeth. The rotor defines an air gap between the rotor and the stator. The rotor has at least one permanent magnet arranged in the d-axis magnetic path. The stator and the rotor are arranged relative to the permanent magnet to set a characteristic of d(Kt(I))/dI?0 in a range of at or below magnetic saturation of a core material of at least one of the stator and the rotor, where KT represents a torque constant, and I represents an applied current, and a function of KT with respect to I is represented by KT=Kt(I) for a torque Tr acting on the rotor that is represented by Tr=KT×I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Takashi Kato, Robert Lorenz, Natee Limsuwan
  • Patent number: 9577484
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine includes a stator and a rotor. The rotor has at least one permanent magnet arranged in a d-axis magnetic path. The rotor includes a magnetic gap part located between the permanent magnet arranged in the d-axis magnetic path of one pole and an adjacent magnet with a different polarity, such that a d-axis magnetic flux forms a d-axis bypass passing through an area other than the permanent magnet. The d-axis bypass provides a magnetic resistance in a d-axis direction that is set below a magnetic resistance in a q-axis direction that is orthogonal to the d-axis resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Takashi Kato, Robert Lorenz, Natee Limsuwan
  • Patent number: 9532237
    Abstract: In a communications network with carrier aggregation (CA), embodiments enable the network to advertise to a supported wireless device not only whether or not aggregated component carriers allocated to the wireless are intra-band adjacent but further whether or not the allocated component carriers are collocated. Embodiments further enable the wireless to advertise its CA capabilities including the support of adjacent collocated CA and/or non-adjacent collocated CA. Embodiments thus provide systems/methods for the exploitation of special conditions provided by adjacent collocated component carriers to reduce processing complexity and power consumption for certain types of wireless device transmitter/receiver architectures and to support intra-band adjacent CA for other types of UE transmitter/receiver architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Djordje Tujkovic, Louay Jalloul, Robert Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20160349187
    Abstract: There is provided a test method for analysing a body fluid in which a test tape is used in a test device to successively provide analytical test fields stored on the test tape, wherein body fluid is applied by a user to the test field provided at a time and the said test field is photometrically scanned using a measuring unit of the device to record measurement signals. To increase the measurement reliability, it is proposed that a control value is determined from a time-dependent and/or wavelength-dependent change in the measurement signals and that the measurement signals are processed as valid or discarded as erroneous depending on the control value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Karl Miltner, Robert Lorenz, Ulrich Porsch, Clemens Knapp
  • Patent number: 9439587
    Abstract: There is provided a test method for analyzing a body fluid in which a test tape is used in a test device to successively provide analytical test fields stored on the test tape, wherein body fluid is applied by a user to the test field provided at a time and the said test field is photometrically scanned using a measuring unit of the device to record measurement signals. To increase the measurement reliability, it is proposed that a control value is determined from a time-dependent and/or wavelength-dependent change in the measurement signals and that the measurement signals are processed as valid or discarded as erroneous depending on the control value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Miltner, Robert Lorenz, Ulrich Porsch, Clemens Knapp
  • Patent number: 9247406
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for transmitting an emergency (SOS) message from a user (UE) to a cellular network in a highly robust and energy efficient manner. Specifically, embodiments enable the SOS message to be sent in a synchronous manner despite the asynchronous nature of the network, which significantly enhances the probability of successful reception of the SOS message by at least one base station (eNodeB) of the network. Embodiments further provide highly robust SOS message transmission and reception schemes configured to enhance the successful detection and decoding of the SOS message by at least one base station of the cellular network. In addition, embodiments enable the synchronous transmission of the SOS message to the network without requiring network attachment by the UE. This makes embodiments highly suited for emergency situations in which network coverage is affected and can enable significant and precious power savings at the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lorenz, Djordje Tujkovic, Erik Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20150340915
    Abstract: A variable magnetic flux-type rotary electric machine includes a stator and a rotor. The stator includes a stator coil wound on teeth. The rotor defines an air gap between the rotor and the stator. The rotor has at least one permanent magnet arranged in the d-axis magnetic path. The stator and the rotor are arranged relative to the permanent magnet to set a characteristic of d(Kt(I))/dI?0 in a range of at or below magnetic saturation of a core material of at least one of the stator and the rotor, where KT represents a torque constant, and I represents an applied current, and a function of KT with respect to I is represented by KT=Kt(I) for a torque Tr acting on the rotor that is represented by Tr=KT×I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicants: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi KATO, Robert LORENZ, Natee LIMSUWAN
  • Patent number: 9197175
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems and methods for producing an envelope tracking (ET) PA supply voltage with minimum headroom relative to the desired RF output signal of the PA. In an embodiment, the PA supply voltage is generated by applying an ET signal to an ET path of the wireless device, and by further applying pre-emphasis to the ET signal to compensate for a frequency response of the ET path. Embodiments operate by estimating the frequency response of the ET path and determining the pre-emphasis based on the estimate of the frequency response of the ET path. In embodiments, the pre-emphasis is applied using a pre-emphasis filter, which may be within or outside of the ET path. Further, the pre-emphasis may be applied to the ET signal in digital or analog form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Sriraman Dakshinamurthy, Robert Lorenz
  • Patent number: 9179428
    Abstract: A communications device having a communication channel interface between a cellular communications module and a Global Navigation system (GNSS) module is provided. The communication channel interface can be used to forward one or more of: a frequency offset correction message, a fine time assistance (FTA) message, and an assisted-GNSS (A-GNSS) message from the cellular communications module to the GNSS module; to forward timing and frequency information from the GNSS module to the cellular communications module to enable a delayed sleep mode wake up of the cellular communications module; to enable hybrid data fusion between the cellular communications module and the GNSS module; and/or to offload processes from the GNSS module to the cellular communications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Kamesh Medapalli, Robert Lorenz, Charles Abraham, Brima Ibrahim, Frank van Diggelen
  • Publication number: 20150230740
    Abstract: There is provided a test method for analysing a body fluid in which a test tape is used in a test device to successively provide analytical test fields stored on the test tape, wherein body fluid is applied by a user to the test field provided at a time and the said test field is photometrically scanned using a measuring unit of the device to record measurement signals. To increase the measurement reliability, it is proposed that a control value is determined from a time-dependent and/or wavelength-dependent change in the measurement signals and that the measurement signals are processed as valid or discarded as erroneous depending on the control value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Karl Miltner, Robert Lorenz, Ulrich Porsch, Clemens Knapp