Patents by Inventor Stefan Mark

Stefan Mark 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: 11058590
    Abstract: An absorbent article selected from a sanitary napkin, an incontinence pad and a pantyliner, comprising a topsheet layer a backsheet layer a fastening adhesive applied on the backsheet garment facing surface, wherein at least a portion of said fastening adhesive (PFA) is applied in a pattern and wherein said backsheet layer is a plastic film having a basis weight of less than 20 gsm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Carlo Toro, Stefan Roell, Jay Tao, David Mark Ooten
  • Patent number: 11053193
    Abstract: The preparation and use of mixed salts of hydroxyalkane sulfinic acids and optionally hydroxyalkane sulfonic acids as a reducing agent are disclosed. The reducing power of the salts is significantly higher than the reducing power of the corresponding zinc salt. The storage stability of the salts as solids and as aqueous solution is significantly higher than one of the corresponding sodium salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: L. BRÜGGEMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef Berghofer, Stefan Mark, Tamara Bittlingmayer, Jessica Schreiweis
  • Publication number: 20210123717
    Abstract: Method for determining a spatial property of a submerged object in a 3D-space, using an underwater moveable platform, that is provided with a camera and with a position and orientation measurement system configured to output a position and orientation of the camera. The method includes receiving user input for visually fitting a bounding volume to the object, and determining the spatial property of the object based on a corresponding spatial property of a bounding volume once the user is satisfied that the bounding volume sufficiently fits the object. The method provides an interactive manner of visually fitting the bounding volume to the object, based on images of the object taken at different positions and/or orientations of the camera relative to the object, as well as on a representation of a position and orientation of the camera in the 3D space at the time each image was captured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: FNV IP B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Mark WIERDA, Evert SCHIPPERS
  • Patent number: 10866407
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes a micromirror connected to a mounting support via at least one spring such that the micromirror is adjustable about at least one axis of rotation relative to the mounting support, where the micromirror includes a reflective surface developed at least partially on a first diaphragm surface of a mounted diaphragm of the micromirror, the diaphragm including a second diaphragm surface that faces away from the first diaphragm surface and that is mounted in air or vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Maier, Joerg Muchow, Corinna Koepernik, Helmut Grutzeck, Rainer Straub, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink
  • Publication number: 20200346921
    Abstract: An interposer substrate, a MEMS device and a corresponding manufacturing method. The interposer substrate is equipped with a front side and a rear side, a cavity starting from the rear side, which extends up to a first depth, a through-opening and a sunken area situated between the cavity and the through-opening, which is sunken from the rear side up to a second depth in relation to the rear side, the first depth being greater than the second depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Corinna Koepernik, Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Stefan Mark
  • Patent number: 10662150
    Abstract: A sulfonic acid salt composition includes compounds of formula (I), wherein n is 1 or 2, R1 is H or C1-C6 alkyl, R2 is COOM, SO3M or CH(OH)SO2—OM, each M is an equivalent of a multivalent metal, preferably magnesium, calcium, aluminum, zinc and combinations thereof. The molar ratio of a compound wherein n is 1 to a compound wherein n is 2 is below 0.1. The sulfonic acid salt composition is useful for color stabilization of non-living organic matter such as from lacquers, paints, powder-coatings, and polymers in particular water-absorbent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: L. BRÜGGEMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef Berghofer, Stefan Mark, Tamara Bittlingmayer, Jessica Schreiweis
  • Publication number: 20200095198
    Abstract: A sulfonic acid salt composition includes compounds of formula (I), wherein n is 1 or 2, R1 is H or C1-C6 alkyl, R2 is COOM, SO3M or CH(OH)SO2-OM, each M is an equivalent of a multivalent metal, preferably magnesium, calcium, aluminum, zinc and combinations thereof. The molar ratio of a compound wherein n is 1 to a compound wherein n is 2 is below 0.1. The sulfonic acid salt composition is useful for color stabilization of non-living organic matter such as from lacquers, paints, powder-coatings, and polymers in particular water-absorbent polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: L. BRÜGGEMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef BERGHOFER, Stefan MARK, Tamara BITTLINGMAYER, Jessica SCHREIWEIS
  • Publication number: 20200062701
    Abstract: The preparation and use of mixed salts of hydroxyalkane sulfinic acids and optionally hydroxyalkane sulfonic acids as a reducing agent are disclosed. The reducing power of the salts is significantly higher than the reducing power of the corresponding zinc salt. The storage stability of the salts as solids and as aqueous solution is significantly higher than one of the corresponding sodium salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: L. BRÜGGEMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef BERGHOFER, Stefan MARK, Tamara BITTLINGMAYER, Jessica SCHREIWEIS
  • Publication number: 20200002508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a synergistically active composition which comprises a mixture of a sulfinic acid or a salt thereof and ascorbic acid or a salt thereof and the use of the composition as reducing agent. The reducing power of the composition of the invention is significantly higher than the reducing power of the single components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Josef BERGHOFER, Stefan MARK, Stefanie ENDERLE
  • Patent number: 10488650
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes an adjustable part, a mounting, at least one bending actuator, and a permanent magnet. The part is positioned on the mounting so as to be adjustable relative to the mounting about a first rotation axis and about a second rotation axis inclined relative to the first axis. The actuator includes at least one movable subregion. Movement of the subregion results in a restoring force that moves the part about the first axis. The part is connected indirectly to the magnet to be adjustable about the second axis of rotation via a magnetic field built up by the magnet together with a yoke device of the component or an external yoke. A micromirror device includes the micromechanical component. A method for adjusting the part includes adjusting the part simultaneously about the first and the second axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Mirko Hattass, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink, Frank Schatz
  • Publication number: 20190146210
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes a micromirror connected to a mounting support via at least one spring such that the micromirror is adjustable about at least one axis of rotation relative to the mounting support, where the micrimirror includes a reflective surface developed at least partially on a first diaphragm surface of a mounted diaphragm of the micromirror, the diaphragm including a second diaphragm surface that faces away from the first diaphragm surface and that is mounted in air or vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Maier, Joerg Muchow, Corinna Koepernik, Helmut Grutzeck, Rainer Straub, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink
  • Patent number: 10222609
    Abstract: A micromirror assembly is described as including a spring-mounted mirror and at least one stop unit, which is designed to restrict a movement of the mirror in the event of a movement of the mirror in a predefined direction out of its idle position. Furthermore, the invention relates to a projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Johannes Baader, Andreas Duell, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck, Stefan Mark
  • Publication number: 20180364335
    Abstract: A scanning device includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a rotor that is configured to be mounted in a rotatable manner about an axis of rotation. The transmitter is configured to at least occasionally emit electromagnetic radiation, and the receiver is configured to sense at least part of the electromagnetic radiation reflected and/or scattered by an object. The transmitter and the receiver are arranged on the rotor in an at least partially axially overlapping manner based on the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Schmitt, Siegwart Bogatscher, Ulrike Schloeder, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink, Hans-Jochen Schwarz, Jan Sparbert
  • Publication number: 20170343795
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes an adjustable part, a mounting, at least one bending actuator, and a permanent magnet. The part is positioned on the mounting so as to be adjustable relative to the mounting about a first rotation axis and about a second rotation axis inclined relative to the first axis. The actuator includes at least one movable subregion. Movement of the subregion results in a restoring force that moves the part about the first axis. The part is connected indirectly to the magnet to be adjustable about the second axis of rotation via a magnetic field built up by the magnet together with a yoke device of the component or an external yoke. A micromirror device includes the micromechanical component. A method for adjusting the part includes adjusting the part simultaneously about the first and the second axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Mirko Hattass, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink, Frank Schatz
  • Publication number: 20170146792
    Abstract: A micromirror assembly is described as including a spring-mounted mirror and at least one stop unit, which is designed to restrict a movement of the mirror in the event of a movement of the mirror in a predefined direction out of its idle position. Furthermore, the invention relates to a projection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Johannes Baader, Andreas Duell, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck, Stefan Mark
  • Patent number: 9531889
    Abstract: A media stiffness sensor assembly for an imaging device. The assembly comprises a translation mechanism coupled to a contact member, a drive mechanism coupled to the translation mechanism and a position sensor for providing a signal indicative of the position of the contact member. The assembly is mounted within an imaging device so that the contact member is moved into bending contact with a cantilevered portion of a media sheet in the media path. The energy used to translate the contact member from a home position into the cantilevered portion of a media sheet in the media path to deflect the cantilevered portion is used to determine a weight of the media sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Mark Atay, Timothy L Brown, Daniel Lee Carter, Marc Alan Herwald, Niko Jay Murrell, Jeremy Keith Payne
  • Publication number: 20160201853
    Abstract: Filling device (22) for an ANG-sorption store (10) containing at least one adsorption medium (20), said filling device (22) being of tubular shape, having a mantle (36) defining a hollow interior, orifices (48) in said mantle (36), said ANG-sorption store (10) substantially mounted horizontally, wherein said orifices (48) are arranged on an upper part (62) of said mantle (36) of the filling device (22) extending in axial direction (34) through said ANG-sorption store (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Matthias WEICKERT, Stefan MARK, Ulrich MÜLLER, Peter RENZE
  • Patent number: 9046544
    Abstract: A system for determining motor speed of a brush DC motor, including a first filter for receiving a substantially low frequency portion of a sensed current of the motor and parameters corresponding thereto, for calculating a speed estimate of the motor; an adaptive bandpass filter having a center frequency corresponding to the speed estimate of the first filter, for receiving the sensed current and substantially isolating a first periodic current fluctuation thereof. A detected frequency of the first periodic current fluctuation corresponds to the speed of the brush DC motor. The system may include a tracking frequency selection block for selecting a frequency component of the sensed current and providing same to the first filter, wherein the speed estimate is based in part upon the selected frequency component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefan Mark Atay
  • Patent number: 9046543
    Abstract: A system for determining motor speed of a brush DC motor in an apparatus, including circuitry for sensing current in the brush DC motor; a first filter for receiving a substantially DC component of the sensed current and parameters corresponding to the brush DC motor, for calculating a speed estimate thereof; an adaptive bandpass filter having a center frequency corresponding to the speed estimate of the first filter, for receiving the sensed current and substantially isolating a periodic current fluctuation thereof; a block for determining a frequency of the periodic current fluctuation, the periodic current fluctuation frequency being a commutation frequency of the brush DC motor and corresponding to motor speed of the brush DC motor. The motor speed determined from the periodic current fluctuation of the motor current is then used to control the speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefan Mark Atay
  • Patent number: 9000710
    Abstract: A system for determining motor speed of a brush DC motor in an apparatus, including a first filter for receiving a substantially DC component of the motor current and parameters corresponding to the brush DC motor, for calculating a speed estimate thereof; an adaptive bandpass filter having a center frequency corresponding to the speed estimate of the first filter, for receiving the motor current and substantially isolating a periodic current fluctuation thereof; a block for determining a frequency of the periodic current fluctuation, the current fluctuation corresponding to motor speed of the brush DC motor. The adaptive bandpass filter uses debounce filtering to reduce rapid filter passband switching, and a run-in period prior to passband switching to obviate transient effects of filter switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefan Mark Atay