Patents by Inventor Stefan Bruening

Stefan Bruening 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: 10172773
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reducing or avoiding staining in or on clothing caused by a cosmetic or dermatological preparation comprising one or more antiperspirant substances and/or of improving the ability of stains in or on clothing which are caused at least in part by said preparation to be washed out from the clothing. The method comprises including in the preparation one or more cationic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Michael Urban, Heike Miertsch, Stefan Biel, Sabine Kuehne, Stefan Bruening, Rolf Kawa
  • Patent number: 10111818
    Abstract: Disclosed is cosmetic or dermatological preparation which comprises one or more antiperspirant substances and one or more cationic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Michael Urban, Heike Miertsch, Stefan Biel, Sabine Kuehne, Stefan Bruening, Rolf Kawa
  • Patent number: 10105300
    Abstract: Disclosed is cosmetic or dermatological preparation which is present as an aerosol spray and comprises one or more antiperspirant substances and one or more cationic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Michael Urban, Heike Miertsch, Stefan Biel, Sabine Kuehne, Stefan Bruening, Rolf Kawa
  • Publication number: 20180281859
    Abstract: A method for the automated driving of a transportation vehicle to approach a parking position which includes providing a trajectory for a controller of the transportation vehicle and generating signals for controlling a movement of the transportation vehicle along the trajectory provided, wherein the provision of the trajectory includes determining a current position of the transportation vehicle by a position-determining device, setting up a communication link to a server outside the transportation vehicle by a communication device, transmitting the current determined position of the transportation vehicle to the server via the communication link, retrieving and receiving at least one trajectory, stored at the server, via the communication link, wherein the retrieved and received trajectory runs at least through a tolerance range about the current determined position of the transportation vehicle. Also disclosed is a transportation vehicle device, a method for operating a system, and an associated system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Wojciech Waclaw DERENDARZ, Peter MÜHLFELLNER, Sebastian GRYSCZYK, Lutz JUNGE, Rene WALDMANN, Stefan WONNEBERGER, Thomas HOLLEIS, Stefan BRÜNING, Sven HORSTMANN, Clemens BRUMMER, Marc BARTHOLOMAEUS, Martin STELLMACHER, Marcel NICKLAS, Fabian PUCKS, Carsten LAST
  • Publication number: 20180265130
    Abstract: A method for carrying out an automatic drive of a vehicle along a provided trajectory which provides at least one stored trajectory for a current position of the vehicle, selects one of the provided trajectories, and carries out an automatic drive of the vehicle. A control of the vehicle provides signals for a transverse control and a longitudinal control to control the vehicle along the selected trajectory based on detected surroundings data. At least one piece of additional information is detected or received, and the selection process is additionally carried out based on the at least one piece of additional information. Also disclosed is a corresponding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Wojciech Waclaw DERENDARZ, Peter MÜHLFELLNER, Sebastian GRYSCZYK, Lutz JUNGE, Rene WALDMANN, Stefan WONNEBERGER, Thonmas HOLLEIS, Stefan BRÜNING, Sven HORSTMANN, Clemens BRUMMER, Marc BARTHOLOMAEUS, Martin STELLMACHER, Marcel NICKLAS, Fabian PUCKS, Carsten LAST
  • Patent number: 9400897
    Abstract: A method for classifying parking scenarios for an assistance system for parking a motor vehicle wherein a predetermined number of parking scenarios are defined, each parking scenario is described by a predetermined number of typical parking scenario criteria, and the criteria are based at least on parking space-specific parameters. The method includes determination of data from the environment of the motor vehicle by means of an environment sensor system in the motor vehicle, determination of the parking space-specific parameters from the environment data, examining the criteria of each parking scenario on the basis of the parking space-specific parameters, and classifying each parking scenario on the basis of the examined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Brüning, Mehmet Terkes, Torsten Wendler
  • Patent number: 9333262
    Abstract: Mixtures of Guerbet alcohols, their use in cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical preparations, and also cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical preparations comprising mixtures of Guerbet alcohols are described. Of suitability as petroleum jelly substitute are in particular Guerbet alcohol mixtures with a melting range, measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), between ?20° C. and +70° C., where the width of the melting range comprises at least 30 temperature degrees and the maximum of the melting range is 35±10° C. These are obtainable for example by reacting a) 55 to 95% by weight of cetylstearyl alcohol, b) 5 to 45% by weight of fatty alcohols with a chain length of from 8 to 22 carbon atoms and c) optionally an aliphatic diol having at least 3 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter Kempers, Rolf Kawa, Stefan Brüning, Jadranka Milardovic, Eike Ulf Mahnke, Heinz-Josef Krüppel, Markus Dierker, Burkhard Beckedahl
  • Patent number: 9072917
    Abstract: The invention relates to esters of general formula (I) R1—C(?O)—O—R2, wherein (1) R1 represents a linear alkyl radical having 7 to 9 carbon atoms and R2 represents a linear alkyl radical having 9 to 10 carbon atoms or (2) R1 is a linear alk radical having 8 to 9 carbon atoms and R2 is a linear alkyl radical having 8 carbon atoms, or (3) R1 is a linear alkyl radical having 7 to 9 carbon atoms and R2 is a linear alkyl radical having 7 carbon atoms, or (4) R1 is an alkyl radical having 7 or 8 carbon atoms and R2 is an alkyl radical having 9 carbon atoms where, if R1 is a linear alkyl radical, R2 is a branched alkyl radical, or, if R1 is a branched alkyl radical, R2 is a linear alkyl radical or (5) R1 represents an alkyl radical having 8 carbon atoms and R2 is an alkyl radical having 8 carbon atoms, where, if R1 is a linear alkyl radical, R2 is a branched alkyl radical, or, if R1 is a branched alkyl radical, R2 is a linear alkyl radical, or n-octyl isooctanoate, n-decyl isooctanoate, n-decyl isononanoate, isonony
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Kawa, Stefan Brüning, Stefanie Maurer
  • Patent number: 8993811
    Abstract: Described herein are mixed ethers and cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical preparations comprising mixed ethers. Certain mixed ethers have a melting range between ?25° C. and +70° C., wherein the width of the melting range comprises at least 30 temperature degrees and the maximum of the melting range is 35 ±10° C. These mixed ethers are obtainable for example by condensation reaction of a) 25 to 90% by weight of unbranched fatty alcohols with a chain length of 12 to 19 carbon atoms; b) 5 to 50 by weight of isostearyl alcohol; c) 0 to 35% by weight of a fatty alcohol with a chain length of 20 and/or 22 carbon atoms; and d) 0 to 25% by weight of a fatty alcohol having 8 and/or 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Dierker, Peter Kempers, Rolf Kawa, Stefan Brüning, Jadranka Milardovic, Burkhard Beckedahl, Eike Ulf Mahnke, Heinz-Josef Krüppel
  • Patent number: 8940943
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of the general formula (I), where R1 is a branched alkyl(ene) radical having from 10 to 22 carbon atoms and having at least one branch in position 1, 2, 3 or 4 relative to the oxygen atom, R2 is a linear or branched alkyl(ene) radical having from 1 to 13 carbon atoms and R1 and R2 are selected so that the total number of carbon atoms in formula (I) is from 11 to 23. The compounds of the invention are suitable for preparation of or in cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical preparations, in particular as oily substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Burkhard Beckedahl, Markus Dierker, Rolf Kawa, Stefan Brüning
  • Patent number: 8921430
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a mixture of esters according to the general formula (I), R1—C(?O)—O—R2, wherein R1 is an alkyl moiety with 7 to 9 carbon atoms and wherein R2 is a an alkyl moiety with 8 to 10 carbon atoms, wherein the mixture comprises 5 to 60 weight-% of ester of the general formula (I), wherein R1 is an alkyl moiety with 9 carbon atoms, based on the total amount of esters according to formula (I) and/or wherein the mixture comprises 5 to 60 weight-% of ester of the general formula (I), wherein R2 is an alkyl moiety with 10 carbon atoms, based on the total amount of esters according to formula (I). The invention is further directed to cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical compositions comprising such esters and processes for the production of such esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Kawa, Stefan Brüning
  • Publication number: 20140292542
    Abstract: A method for classifying parking scenarios for an assistance system for parking a motor vehicle wherein a predetermined number of parking scenarios are defined, each parking scenario is described by a predetermined number of typical parking scenario criteria, and the criteria are based at least on parking space-specific parameters. The method includes determination of data from the environment of the motor vehicle by means of an environment sensor system in the motor vehicle, determination of the parking space-specific parameters from the environment data, examining the criteria of each parking scenario on the basis of the parking space-specific parameters, and classifying each parking scenario on the basis of the examined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Brüning, Mehmet Terkes, Torsten Wendler
  • Patent number: 8765104
    Abstract: A deodorizing composition containing: (a) from about 10 to 30% by weight of a dialkyl carbonate corresponding to formula I: wherein R1 is a linear alkyl and/or alkenyl group containing from about 6 to 22 carbon atoms, a 2-ethylhexyl, an isotridecyl, an isostearyl group or a group derived from a polyol containing 2 to 15 carbon atoms and at least two hydroxyl groups; R2 has the same meaning as R1 or is an alkyl group containing from about 1 to 5 carbon atoms; and n and m, independently of one another, represent a number up to 100, and (b) an antiperspirant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Bruening, Helga Gondek, Achim Ansmann
  • Patent number: 8716336
    Abstract: A smooth, dry-feeling, less-greasy, substantially-odorless, ecotoxicologically-safe, wax-based composition with a melting point above 25° C., comprising one or more wax components selected from dialkyl carbonates, dialkylene carbonates, and mixtures of two or more thereof; less than 10%, by weight, of water; and (c) optionally, one or more components selected from the group consisting of one or more wax or oil components selected from the group consisting of dialkyl ethers, dialkylene ethers, dicarboxylic acids, hydroxyfatty alcohols, and mixtures of two or more thereof, as well as one or more wax-like lipid components, other than those in previously listed, one or more other oil components, liquid at 20° C. and immiscible with water at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Ansmann, Ulrich Issberner, Stefan Bruening, Bettina Jackwerth, Daniele Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8715629
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a cosmetic composition containing at least one branched oligo-?-olefin, characterized in that the side chains at one branch point at least are ethyl, propyl or longer branched alkyl chains, the branched oligo-?-olefin being obtainable by oligomerization of a) at least one branched ?-olefin containing 5 to 18 carbon atoms, b) at least one linear ?-olefin containing 4 to 10 carbon atoms, c) a mixture of a branched ?-olefin containing 4 to 18 carbon atoms and a linear ?-olefin containing 3 to 18 carbon atoms or d) a mixture of various branched ?-olefins containing 4 to 18 carbon atoms and linear ?-olefins containing 3 to 18 carbon atoms in the presence of a catalyst selected from the group consisting of organic acids, cationic ion exchangers, silica gels, layer silicates, inorganic acids or Lewis-acid-based catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Heinz Schmid, Alfred Westfechtel, Achim Ansmann, Markus Dierker, Stefan Bruening
  • Patent number: 8712642
    Abstract: An obscured state of a vehicle, in which a distance measuring sensor of an assistance system is obscured by a part of the vehicle, is automatically detected. If the obscured state is present, a steering intervention of the assistance system into a steering system of the vehicle during a parking or parking-bay-exiting process of the vehicle using the assistance system is automatically deactivated or prevented. Furthermore, to avoid a collision of the vehicle using the assistance system, a notification of an obscured state is automatically generated when the obscured state is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Wuttke, Philipp Hueger, Mehmet Terkes, Stefan Bruening
  • Publication number: 20140105841
    Abstract: Disclosed is cosmetic or dermatological preparation which comprises one or more antiperspirant substances and one or more cationic surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Michael URBAN, Heike MIERTSCH, Stefan BIEL, Sabine KUEHNE, Stefan BRUENING, Rolf KAWA
  • Patent number: 8691250
    Abstract: The invention comprises the use of one or more charged surfactants in preparations having an antiperspirant effect for reducing staining in or on clothing and improving improvement the ability of stains to be washed out of the clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Michael Urban, Heike Miertsch, Stefan Biel, Sabine Kuehne, Stefan Bruening, Rolf Kawa
  • Publication number: 20140093463
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reducing or avoiding staining in or on clothing caused by a cosmetic or dermatological preparation comprising one or more antiperspirant substances and/or of improving the ability of stains in or on clothing which are caused at least in part by said preparation to be washed out from the clothing. The method comprises including in the preparation one or more cationic surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Michael URBAN, Heike MIERTSCH, Stefan BIEL, Sabine KUEHNE, Stefan BRUENING, Rolf KAWA
  • Publication number: 20140090183
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of gauging stains on or in clothing which are caused at least in part by a cosmetic or dermatological preparation that comprises antiperspirant substances. The method comprises successively applying to a location of the clothing the preparation and sebum, washing and drying the clothing, and thereafter subjecting the clothing to a photometrical measurement by means of colorimetric measures in a CIE L*a*b color space and comparing the obtained value to a value obtained with an untreated area of the clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Michael URBAN, Heike MIERTSCH, Stefan BIEL, Sabine KUEHNE, Stefan BRUENING, Rolf KAWA