Patents by Inventor Stefan Horn

Stefan Horn 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: 20210162984
    Abstract: A transmission (G) includes an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), an electric machine (EM), a plurality of planetary gear sets (P1-P3; 2P1-2P5), and gear-implementing shift elements (S1-S6; 2S1-2S5). Via engagement of a first of the gear-implementing shift elements (51, 2S1), which is a force-locking shift element having a variable torque transmission capacity, the input shaft (GW1) and an element (E1, 22E1) of one of the planetary gear sets (P3; 2P4) can be brought into a fixed rotational speed relationship with respect to each other. Another element (E2, 22E2a, 22E2b) of one of the planetary gear sets (P1, 2P3, 2P5) is permanently connected to a rotor (R) of the electric machine (EM). By engaging an auxiliary shift element (ZS, 2ZSa, 2ZSb), which is a form-locking shift element, the rotor (R) and the input shaft (GW1) can be brought into a fixed rotational speed relationship with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Brehmer, Stefan Beck, Anton Fritzer, Suryanto Hendrawan, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Raffael Kuberczyk, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Martin Rattay, Matthias Reisch, Wolfgang Rieger, Thomas Rosemeier, Lara Ruth Turner, Bernd Unseld, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer, Oliver Bayer
  • Patent number: 11006995
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for treatment of skin, mucous membranes or body parts with a cold atmospheric pressure plasma by generating a dielectric barrier surface discharge, including a flexible insulating material, a flexible high-voltage electrode, a flexible dielectric, a flexible grounded electrode, a gas supply, wherein the flexible high-voltage electrode is embedded between the flexible insulating material and the flexible dielectric, wherein the grounded electrode is applied on a surface of the flexible dielectric that is configured to face a curved surface of a body part to be treated, wherein the flexible high-voltage electrode, the flexible dielectric and the flexible grounded electrode of the device form a flexible layered arrangement for providing the cold atmospheric pressure plasma, wherein the arrangement forms a hollow spherical body with a closed volume and wherein a plasma can be ignited for treating the curved surface with the cold atmospheric pressure plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAFORSCHUNG UND TECHNOLOGIE E.V.
    Inventors: Manfred Stieber, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Stefan Horn, Ronny Brandenburg, Thomas Von Woedtke
  • Patent number: 10995018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for treating a liquid with a plasma, wherein the device (10) has a high-voltage electrode (20) as well as a liquid-permeable ground electrode device (30). The ground electrode device (30) has a flat, conductive region (32) and a porous region (34) arranged on the flat, conductive region (32), wherein the conductive region (32) is liquid-permeable along its flat extension. A discharge space (40) is formed between the ground electrode device (30) and the high-voltage electrode (20). A first dielectric (50) is arranged on the high-voltage electrode (20) so that a plasma can be generated in the discharge space (40) by means of a dielectric barrier discharge. Moreover, the device (10) has an initial flow volume (60) into which the liquid (12) can be conducted, and that is surrounded by a wall (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR PLASMAFORSCHUNG UND TECHNOLOGIE E.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Ronny Brandenburg, Manfred Stieber, Stefan Horn, Michael Schmidt, Thomas Von Woedtke, Jörn Winter
  • Patent number: 10954575
    Abstract: A device and method for tempering sections of hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal components is disclosed having a support structure and a work head, the work head having at least one contact element consisting of an electrically-conductive material, for heating sections of a metal component using a flow of heat. Electrodes for resistively heating the contact element are connected thereto, and to a current source. A hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal component is first provided, and at least one contact element mounted on a work head is heated to a temperature greater than a target temperature to which a section of the metal component is to be heated. A contact surface of said contact element then comes into full-surface contact with the metal component section to be heated, with a predetermined pressing force, such that the metal component is heated to a target temperature in at least some sections by a flow of heat. The contact element is thus heated using resistive heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Konrad, Max Sander, Dieter Wulfes, Dimitri Schneider, Simon Werneke, Stefan Horn
  • Publication number: 20200297881
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, a system and a method for antimicrobial treatment during the performance of operations in bodies, a method for manufacturing the device as well as a computer program. There is provided a device (11) for antimicrobial treatment during the performance of operations, in particular minimally invasive operations, in bodies. Said device comprises a base body (1) for partial introduction into a body and, furthermore, at least one plasma source (12) arranged in at least one portion of the base body (1). The plasma source (12) has at least one high-voltage electrode (9) which is at least partially covered and in particular completely covered with a dielectric (10), which high-voltage electrode is set up to produce a plasma by means of dielectric barrier discharge when an electrical voltage is applied and in conjunction with a second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAFORSCHUNG UND TECHNOLOGIE E. V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter WELTMANN, Thomas VON WOEDTKE, Manfred STIEBER, Stefan HORN
  • Publication number: 20190322550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for treating a liquid with a plasma, wherein the device (10) has a high-voltage electrode (20) as well as a liquid-permeable ground electrode device (30). The ground electrode device (30) has a flat, conductive region (32) and a porous region (34) arranged on the flat, conductive region (32), wherein the conductive region (32) is liquid-permeable along its flat extension. A discharge space (40) is formed between the ground electrode device (30) and the high-voltage electrode (20). A first dielectric (50) is arranged on the high-voltage electrode (20) so that a plasma can be generated in the discharge space (40) by means of a dielectric barrier discharge. Moreover, the device (10) has an initial flow volume (60) into which the liquid (12) can be conducted, and that is surrounded by a wall (62).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter WELTMANN, Ronny BRANDENBURG, Manfred STIEBER, Stefan HORN, Michael SCHMIDT, Thomas VON WOEDTKE, Jörn WINTER
  • Publication number: 20190183559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, preferably a collar, for treating areas of human or animal skin or mucous membrane with a cold atmospheric pressure plasma by creating a dielectrically hindered surface discharge, comprising at least one flexible insulating material (1), a flexible high-voltage electrode (2), a flexible dielectric (3), a flexible grounded electrode (4) and a gas supply (7), characterized in that the flexible high-voltage electrode (2) is embedded in the insulating elastomer (3), having the effect of a dielectric, and the grounded electrode (4) is applied to the elastomer surface facing the surface to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Manfred STIEBER, Klaus-Dieter WELTMANN, Stefan HORN, Ronny BRANDENBURG, Thomas VON WOEDTKE
  • Patent number: 10307606
    Abstract: A device for generating plasma (1) comprises a high voltage electrode (10) as well as at least one external electrode (11, 12), wherein the high voltage electrode (10) at least in one coordinate direction (34) is arranged between conductive material of at least one external electrode (11, 12). The high voltage electrode (10) is covered with a dielectric (21) at least one side facing an external electrode (11, 12). Between the respective external electrode (11, 12) and the high voltage electrode (10) over its longitudinal extension at least one spacer element (20) is present, which at least in the region of its arrangement electrically insulates the respective external electrode (11,12) from the high voltage electrode (10) and which positions the respective external electrode (11, 12) at a constant distance from the high voltage electrode (10), wherein the spacer element is a gas-permeable foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Ronny Brandenburg, Manfred Stieber, Stefan Horn, Philipp Turski
  • Patent number: 10265116
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, preferably a collar, for treating areas of human or animal skin or mucous membrane with a cold atmospheric pressure plasma by creating a dielectrically hindered surface discharge, comprising at least one flexible insulating material (1), a flexible high-voltage electrode (2), a flexible dielectric (3), a flexible grounded electrode (4) and a gas supply (7), characterized in that the flexible high-voltage electrode (2) is embedded in the insulating elastomer (3), having the effect of a dielectric, and the grounded electrode (4) is applied to the elastomer surface facing the surface to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAFORSCHUNG UND TECHNOLOGIE E.V
    Inventors: Manfred Stieber, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Stefan Horn, Ronny Brandenburg, Thomas Von Woedtke
  • Publication number: 20190110933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for treating surfaces of bodies, in particular a vacuum dressing, comprising at least one connection means (5a) for the fluidic attachment of a negative-pressure generator for generating negative pressure in a space that can be positioned on the surface of a body, and at least one means for plasma generation (8, 8a, 15) by which the space in which negative pressure can be generated can be at least partly filled with plasma or a plasma-activated medium. The device according to the invention is particularly suitable for the combined negative pressure and plasma treatment of a wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR PLASMAFORSCHUNG UND TECHNOLOGIE E.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter WELTMANN, Thomas VON WOEDTKE, Manfred STIEBER, Stefan HORN, Philipp TURSKI, Ronny BRANDENBURG
  • Publication number: 20190054513
    Abstract: A method for producing a motor vehicle component with at least two regions of different strengths and a protective layer, consisting of the following process steps: —providing precoated blanks made of a steel alloy, which can be hardened, —homogeneously heating to a heating temperature, which is at least greater than or equal to the AC1 temperature, preferably greater than or equal to the AC3 temperature, —holding the heating temperature, so that the precoating alloys with the blank, —homogeneously intercooling the alloyed blank to an intercooling temperature between 450 deg. C. and 700 deg. C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicants: BENTELER AUTOMOBIL TECHNIK GMBH, BENTELER MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Christian HIELSCHER, Simon WERNEKE, Stefan HORN, Borek DVORAK, Radovan KOUT, Martin SCHAELE
  • Patent number: 10100035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain intermediates useful in the preparation of certain benzoimidazol-2-yl pyrimidines and processes for preparing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Diego Broggini, Matteo Conza, Oliver Flögel, Stefan Horns, Susanne Lochner, Guangrong Tang, Zhaobin Wang, Lucie Lovelle
  • Publication number: 20180237872
    Abstract: A device and method for tempering sections of hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal components is disclosed having a support structure and a work head, the work head having at least one contact element consisting of an electrically-conductive material, for heating sections of a metal component using a flow of heat. Electrodes for resistively heating the contact element are connected thereto, and to a current source. A hot-formed and/or press-hardened metal component is first provided, and at least one contact element mounted on a work head is heated to a temperature greater than a target temperature to which a section of the metal component is to be heated. A contact surface of said contact element then comes into full-surface contact with the metal component section to be heated, with a predetermined pressing force, such that the metal component is heated to a target temperature in at least some sections by a flow of heat. The contact element is thus heated using resistive heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan KONRAD, Max SANDER, Dieter WULFES, Dimitri SCHNEIDER, Simon WERNEKE, Stefan HORN
  • Publication number: 20180060769
    Abstract: A computer implemented product development method characterized in an algorithmic formulation of an optimization problem within a multidimensional solution space and a following software-technical optimization which is in the sense of a control loop permanently adjusting the running development process in direction of a calculated optimum is provided. Therefore a three-dimensional solution space with a purpose dimension, an architecture dimension and a strategy dimension have to be established, market needs strategic imperatives, architecture and for each dimension quality criteria have to be stored and after that the three dimensions have to be balanced according to its fulfillment of the quality criteria after each phase of the development. The advantage is a higher efficiency in development due to a more holistic approach which is better reflecting the interdependencies within a real production development process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Gehmeyr, Werner Höfler, Robert Kochseder, Juliane Rettner, Stefan Horn
  • Publication number: 20180009783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain intermediates useful in the preparation of certain benzoimidazol-2-yl pyrimidines and processes for preparing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Diego Broggini, Matteo Conza, Oliver Flögel, Stefan Horns, Susanne Lochner, Guangrong Tang, Zhaobin Wang, Lucie Lovelle
  • Patent number: 9796699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain intermediates useful in the preparation of certain benzoimidazol-2-yl pyrimidines and processes for preparing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Diego Broggini, Matteo Conza, Oliver Flögel, Stefan Horns, Susanne Lochner, Guangrong Tang, Zhaobin Wang, Lucie Lovelle
  • Publication number: 20170231680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a cold atmospheric pressure plasma for the treatment of human and/or animal surfaces, comprising a flexible, planar multilayer system with a side facing the surface to be treated and a side facing away from the surface to be treated, wherein the multilayer system comprises the following layers, namely a first electrode layer on the facing away side of the multilayer system, second electrode layer on the facing side of the multilayer system, wherein the electrode layer has a plurality of recesses or is formed in a grid-like or meander-shaped fashion, a dielectric layer arranged between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, and a spacer layer arranged adjacent the second electrode layer on the facing side of the multilayer system. In addition, the invention relates to a cable, a generator unit for providing a high voltage, and a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Carsten MAHRENHOLZ, Tobias GURA, Rene BUSSIAHN, Stephan KRAFCZYK, Manfred STIEBER, Stefan HORN, Ronny BRANDENBURG, Klaus-Dieter WELTMANN, Thomas VON WOEDTKE
  • Patent number: 9663497
    Abstract: Benzoimidazol-2-yl pyrimidines, purification methods for the same, and pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the treatment of disease states, disorders, and conditions mediated by H4 receptor activity, including allergy, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and pruritus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Matteo Conza, Magali B. Hickey, Stefan Horns, Susanne Lochner
  • Publication number: 20170136252
    Abstract: A device for generating plasma (1) comprises a high voltage electrode (10) as well as at least one external electrode (11, 12), wherein the high voltage electrode (10) at least in one coordinate direction (34) is arranged between conductive material of at least one external electrode (11, 12). The high voltage electrode (10) is covered with a dielectric (21) at least one side facing an external electrode (11, 12). Between the respective external electrode (11, 12) and the high voltage electrode (10) over its longitudinal extension at least one spacer element (20) is present, which at least in the region of its arrangement electrically insulates the respective external electrode (11,12) from the high voltage electrode (10) and which positions the respective external electrode (11, 12) at a constant distance from the high voltage electrode (10), wherein the spacer element is a gas-permeable foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter WELTMANN, Ronny BRANDENBURG, Manfred STIEBER, Stefan HORN, Philipp TURSKI
  • Publication number: 20170121309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain intermediates useful in the preparation of certain benzoimidazol-2-yl pyrimidines and processes for preparing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Diego Broggini, Matteo Conza, Oliver Flögel, Stefan Horns, Susanne Lochner, Guangrong Tang, Zhaobin Wang, Lucie Lovelle