Patents by Inventor Rudolf Fischer

Rudolf Fischer 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).

  • Publication number: 20240199938
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing shaped heat storage bodies comprising a thermochemical substance, which bodies comprise a curved surface, the method comprising providing a powder comprising the thermochemical substance and optionally one or more further components, in particular one or more compressing aids; and compressing the powder into the shaped bodies, using a die or a mould, preferably by direct compression. The invention further relates to shaped heat storage bodies comprising a thermochemical substance, which bodies comprise a curved surface and to a thermochemical energy storage system, comprising said heat storage bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Inventors: Petrus Adrianus Joseph DONKERS, Olaf Clemens Gerardus ADAN, Hartmut Rudolf FISCHER, Hendrik Pieter HUININK, Sebastiaan Joannes Franciscus ERICH, Georg DÜRR, Philip Heinrich REINSBERG, Hendrikus Theodorus Antonius VAN DER MEER
  • Patent number: 12004506
    Abstract: A method of conditioning/improving lung functions extracorporeally by treatment of a non-ischemic donor lung ex vivo with a cyclized compound of the amino acid sequence of formula X1-GQRETPEGAEAKPWY-X2??I wherein X1 comprises an amino acid (sequence) with 1 to 4 members, comprising natural or unnatural amino acids, and X2 comprises one amino acid, selected from natural amino acids; and a pharmaceutical composition, comprising a peptide of formula I as defined in any one of claims 1 to 7, in in a form, which is appropriate for spraying to obtain an aerosol for inhalation, or which is appropriate for the preparation of a spray to obtain an aerosol upon spraying, which is appropriate for inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: APEPTICO FORSCHUNG UND ENTWICKLUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Hendrik Fischer, Helmut Pietschmann, Susan Jane Tzotzos, Bernhard Fischer, Rudolf Lucas
  • Publication number: 20230371906
    Abstract: A positron emission tomography (PET)-scanning device is provided, having a detector ring for detecting emitted PET-radiation and a main supporting structure which has or to which is attached a U-shaped portion with two arms for holding the detector ring between the arms. The detector ring is held by the two arms in such a way that the detector ring can be rotated about an axis of rotation that extends through the U-shaped portion, in particular through the two arms of the U-shaped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Positrigo AG
    Inventors: Max Ludwig AHNEN, Jannis Nikolaus Rudolf FISCHER, Ekaterina MIKHAYLOVA
  • Publication number: 20230348772
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a salt composition for use in a thermochemical energy storage device, said salt composition comprising a base and a hygroscopic salt that can produce a gas by reacting with an acid. In further aspects the invention is directed to ab energy storage compartment and a thermochemical energy storage device comprising the salt composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Laurens Daniël VAN VLIET, Anca ANASTASOPOL, Pavol BODIS, Ruud CUYPERS, Hartmut Rudolf FISCHER, Hendrik Pieter OVERSLOOT, Cornelis Petrus Marcus ROELANDS
  • Publication number: 20230063565
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method (200) of radiation events localizations is indicated for a pixelated radiation detector (10) having a scintillator array (24) of scintillator array elements (26) arranged in an (m)×(n) array, and an optical sensor array (28) of optical sensors (30) arranged in a (q)×(z) array and coupled to the scintillator array (24) in light sharing mode. The method includes the steps of sampling (72) spatial intensity distributions of scintillation photons emitted by the scintillator array (24) in response to multiple incident radiation events; performing a clustering analysis (76) based on the sampled spatial intensity distributions, to obtain clusters (84) of radiation events attributed to scintillator array elements (26), wherein the dimension of the sampled spatial intensity distributions correspond to the (q)×(z) dimensions of the optical sensor array (28), and determining the localization of the radiation events based on the clustering analysis (76).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Max Ludwig AHNEN, Jannis Nikolaus Rudolf FISCHER
  • Patent number: 11255390
    Abstract: A brake caliper is fastened to a stationary brake carrier by two fastening elements such that the caliper can slide axially relative to the brake disc. The fastening elements each have a guide bar fixedly connected to the brake carrier, of which guide bars, one guide bar is guided as a fixed bearing and the other guide bar is guided in a plain bearing, which is designed as a floating bearing having a floating bearing axis. The floating bearing has a guide bush, which reaches around the guide bar and is retained in a caliper bore such that sliding is prevented. A first tubular, variable-length seal is arranged on the end region of the guide bar far from the brake disc, which seals the guide bar from the environment and is fastened on the guide bar and in the guide bush. The first tubular, variable-length seal is clamped on the guide bar by a cap pressed into the guide bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Fischer, Martin Seidl
  • Publication number: 20200336098
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a photovoltaic roadway assembly, to the use of a primer layer comprising thermally reversible crosslinks, to a method of assembling a photovoltaic roadway assembly, and to a method of replacing at least part of a top layer in a photovoltaic roadway. The photovoltaic roadway assembly of the invention comprises a support, one or more photovoltaic modules assembled to said support, and a top layer, said top layer being attached to said one or more photovoltaic modules with a primer layer, wherein said primer layer comprises at least one organic polymer with thermally reversible crosslinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Hartmut Rudolf FISCHER, Stan Anton Willem KLERKS, Daniël Hendrik TURKENBURG
  • Publication number: 20200056668
    Abstract: A brake caliper is fastened to a stationary brake carrier by two fastening elements such that the caliper can slide axially relative to the brake disc. The fastening elements each have a guide bar fixedly connected to the brake carrier, of which guide bars, one guide bar is guided as a fixed bearing and the other guide bar is guided in a plain bearing, which is designed as a floating bearing having a floating bearing axis. The floating bearing has a guide bush, which reaches around the guide bar and is retained in a caliper bore such that sliding is prevented. A first tubular, variable-length seal is arranged on the end region of the guide bar far from the brake disc, which seals the guide bar from the environment and is fastened on the guide bar and in the guide bush. The first tubular, variable-length seal is clamped on the guide bar by a cap pressed into the guide bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Rudolf FISCHER, Martin SEIDL
  • Patent number: 10443667
    Abstract: A disk brake with lower cost and improved maintainability is provided. The brake caliper includes at least one actuating device for actuating the disc brake using a moveably guided bridge. The bridge has at least one threaded hole into which an actuating spindle is displaceably located. A brake disk end of the actuating spindle penetrates a caliper closing plate facing the brake disk. The positioning spindle carries a rotatably-mounted pressure piece which presses a brake pad against the brake disc. The opening is sealed by a bellows retained on the brake caliper on one side and on the pressure piece on the other side. A securing ring non-rotatably located on the actuating spindle and rotatably connected to the thrust piece interacts with the bellows during brake application and/or release to maintain a desired air gap between the brake disk and brake pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Schoefberger, Rudolf Fischer, Peter Balint, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Ralf Weber
  • Publication number: 20190233703
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a salt composition for use in a thermochemical energy storage device, said salt composition comprising a base and a hygroscopic salt that can produce a gas by reacting with an acid. In further aspects the invention is directed to ab energy storage compartment and a thermochemical energy storage device comprising the salt composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Laurens Daniël VAN VLIET, Anca ANASTASOPOL, Pavol BODIS, Ruud CUYPERS, Hartmut Rudolf FISCHER, Hendrik Pieter OVERSLOOT, Cornelis Petrus Marcus ROELANDS
  • Patent number: 10280992
    Abstract: A disc brake for a commercial vehicle includes a caliper that straddles a brake disc and is retained on a stationary brake carrier in such a way as to be axially movable in relation to the brake disc on two guide bars connected to the brake carrier. The guide bars are each guided in a sliding bearing that is non-movably retained in a bore of the caliper. The disc brake is designed such that at least one of the sliding bearings is made up of at least two metal sleeves, which rest against the guide bar and are located at a distance from one another in the axial direction, and at least one spacing sleeve located there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Fischer, Rudolf Kielbasa, Peter Balint
  • Patent number: 10031185
    Abstract: Determining a state of charge (SOC) of a rechargeable battery includes using a first process to determine a first value for the SOC of the battery and using a second process to determine a second value for the SOC of the battery and deriving the SOC as a weighted average of the first value for the SOC and the second value for the SOC. During a charging cycle of the battery an input charge of the battery is determined from an input current flowing into the battery and a charging time. During a discharging cycle an output charge of the battery is determined from an output current flowing out of the battery, a discharging time and an actual capacity of the battery is the sum of the input charge over charging cycles minus the sum of the output charge over discharging cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Rainer Bussar, Gerd Wessels Hoogestraat, Wolfgang Rudolf Fischer, Thomas Hopper, Nicolas Henri Bernard Redon, Olaf Sielemann, Sebastian Zeh
  • Publication number: 20180003253
    Abstract: A disk brake with lower cost and improved maintainability is provided. The brake caliper includes at least one actuating device for actuating the disc brake using a moveably guided bridge. The bridge has at least one threaded hole into which an actuating spindle is displaceably located. A brake disk end of the actuating spindle penetrates a caliper closing plate facing the brake disk. The positioning spindle carries a rotatably-mounted pressure piece which presses a brake pad against the brake disc. The opening is sealed by a bellows retained on the brake caliper on one side and on the pressure piece on the other side. A securing ring non-rotatably located on the actuating spindle and rotatably connected to the thrust piece interacts with the bellows during brake application and/or release to maintain a desired air gap between the brake disk and brake pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Rudolf FISCHER, Peter BALINT, Matthias KLINGNER, Michael PESCHEL, Ralf WEBER
  • Patent number: 9816577
    Abstract: A disc brake for a commercial vehicle has a caliper that straddles a brake disc. The caliper is mounted on a brake carrier on the vehicle side by way of two connecting bearings in an axially displaceable manner in relation to the brake disc. The connecting bearings each include a guide bar that is securely connected to the brake carrier and guided in a slide bearing of the caliper for the axial displacement thereof. At least one connecting bearing is provided with a radially elastic damping bushing, which at least surrounds the guide bar in regions and has grooves that are laterally delimited by ribs. The disc brake is designed such that the damping bushing has a progressive damping behavior in the radial loading direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Fischer, Christian Raffin, Michael Peschel, Florian Orgler
  • Publication number: 20170234378
    Abstract: A disc brake for a commercial vehicle includes a caliper that straddles a brake disc and is retained on a stationary brake carrier in such a way as to be axially movable in relation to the brake disc on two guide bars connected to the brake carrier. The guide bars are each guided in a sliding bearing that is non-movably retained in a bore of the caliper. The disc brake is designed such that at least one of the sliding bearings is made up of at least two metal sleeves, which rest against the guide bar and are located at a distance from one another in the axial direction, and at least one spacing sleeve located there between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Rudolf FISCHER, Rudolf KIELBASA, Peter BALINT
  • Publication number: 20150377972
    Abstract: Determining a state of charge (SOC) of a rechargeable battery includes using a first process to determine a first value for the SOC of the battery and using a second process to determine a second value for the SOC of the battery and deriving the SOC as a weighted average of the first value for the SOC and the second value for the SOC. During a charging cycle of the battery an input charge of the battery is determined from an input current flowing into the battery and a charging time. During a discharging cycle an output charge of the battery is determined from an output current flowing out of the battery, a discharging time and an actual capacity of the battery is the sum of the input charge over charging cycles minus the sum of the output charge over discharging cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Rainer Bussar, Gerd Wessels Hoogestraat, Wolfgang Rudolf Fischer, Thomas Hopper, Nicolas Henri Bernard Redon, Olaf Sielemann, Sebastian Zeh
  • Patent number: 8820488
    Abstract: A brake lining assembly for a disc brake is configured for road vehicles and includes a brake caliper and brake linings located on either side of the brake disc. An unchecked dismantling of the brake linings is effectively prevented by having a mounting assembly formed from the two brake linings and the lining retaining bracket. To achieve this, the end regions of the lining retaining bracket are connected to at least one of the brake linings in a positive fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Klement, Rudolf Fischer, Tobias Linke
  • Patent number: 8628851
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for encapsulating a liquid, which method comprises the steps of providing a suspension of droplets of the liquid to be encapsulated; stabilizing the suspension of droplets with a surfactant; adding a layered inorganic material to the stabilized suspension; and subjecting the suspension to a treatment which establishes that a shell of a hybrid material is formed around the droplets, which hybrid material comprises at least part of the inorganic material and at least part of the surfactant. The invention further provides encapsulated liquid droplets obtainable by said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Sabine Fischer, Hartmut Rudolf Fischer, Jacobus Eversdijk, Renz Jeroen Van Ee
  • Publication number: 20130323907
    Abstract: In the field of release and pickup of ultrathin semiconductor dies, there is provided an active carrier (1) for carrying a wafer (20) and a method for using such a carrier (1). The wafer (20) comprises a particular die arrangement (P). The active carrier (1) comprises a base plate (2) and a number of energizers (7) constructed on or in this base plate (2). The energizers (7) are laid out in an arrangement corresponding to the die arrangement (P). The energizers (7) can locally energize an adhesive layer (3) in proximity to a selected die (14) from the die arrangement (P). By this local energizing of the adhesive layer (P), the selected die is loosened from the adhesive layer (3). Furthermore the active carrier (1) comprises a plurality of externally addressable contacts (12) and conduction pathways (9). The conduction pathways (9) connect the contacts (12) to the energizers (7) thereby allowing individual control over said energizers (7) by addressing said contacts (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Gerrit Oosterhuis, Clemens Maria Bernardus Van Der Zon, Jan Eite Bullema, Klaas Timmer, Hartmut Rudolf Fischer, Maria Mathea Antonetta Burghoorn
  • Patent number: 8220596
    Abstract: A disc brake, particularly for a commercial vehicle, includes a brake caliper, which is provided with a brake disc and fixed to a brake carrier by two fastening elements such that it can be axially displaced in relation to the brake disc. The fastening elements each include a guide spar, which is connected to the brake carrier in a fixed manner. For the axial displacement of the brake caliper, one of the guide spars is guided in a plain bearing designed as a movable bearing and the other in a plain bearing designed as fixed bearing such that the guide spar of the fixed bearing includes an elastically deformable section in the radial direction on the outer circumference. The associated bearing rests against the deformable section at least in some sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Fischer, Ralf Vogedes, Markus Babicz, Christian Raffin, Michael Peschel, Florian Orgler