Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Albrecht

Thomas A. Albrecht 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: 20200189997
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of dichloropropane in presence of Lewis acid and to further form propylene oxide from the propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A. Albrecht, Margarete K. Leclerc
  • Publication number: 20200130933
    Abstract: The present application comprises a loading gantry with at least one carriage traversable on a horizontal guide rail, in particular for the transport of workpieces between stations of a production system. In accordance with the application the loading gantry includes a media station which in at least one position of the carriage releasably can be mechanically coupled with the same in order to produce at least one media connection between the media station and the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas MATTERN, Vanessa ALBRECHT, Konrad BECHTELER
  • Publication number: 20200115809
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10619254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to various configurations of electrochemical oxidation, chlorine oxidation, oxychlorination, chlorination, and epoxidation reactions to form propylene oxide or ethylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Thomas Albrecht, Gal Mariansky
  • Patent number: 10590054
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of dichloropropane in presence of Lewis acid and to further form propylene oxide from the propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Margarete K Leclerc
  • Patent number: 10556848
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10540456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method the assessing the controllability of a vehicle by a driver in a risky or problematic situation. In order to carry out assessment of the controllability of a vehicle early, the following steps are provided: a. modelling the drive train and the movement dynamics of the vehicle, b. modelling situation conditions and environmental conditions, c. selecting a risky or problematic situation, d. selecting a driver capability type, e. modelling the driver's reaction as a function of the selected driver capability type. f. simulating the dynamic vehicle behaviour in the longitudinal and transverse directions of a planned trajectory on the basis of the drive train model and movement dynamics model for the predefined situation and environmental conditions when the selected risky or problematic situation occurs, g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Mihai Nica, Christian Miedl, Theodor Sams, Franz Zieher, Gerhard Griessnig, Dirk Geyer, Cheng Caizhen, Thomas Rosenberger, Stephen Jones, Jürgen Braun, Kural Emre, Johannes Schauer, Rolf Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10525978
    Abstract: A method for controlling a parking mode for a vehicle includes detecting an activation action of a user of the vehicle, determining a movement status of the vehicle, and activating a parking mode for the vehicle by closing a parking brake of a brake device of the vehicle and by engaging a gearshift lock of a transmission of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Peter Megyesi, Alfred Aden, Michael Bott, Thomas Eggert, Christoph Braeuninger, Oliver Baenfer, Marc Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20190367435
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of dichloropropane in presence of Lewis acid and to further form propylene oxide from the propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Margarete K Leclerc
  • Publication number: 20190360975
    Abstract: A photoacoustic gas sensor includes a hermetically sealed housing filled with a reference gas. The photoacoustic gas sensor furthermore includes a microphone arranged in the housing and configured to generate a microphone signal as a function of a sound wave based on light incident in the housing. Furthermore, the photoacoustic gas sensor includes a controllable heat source arranged in the housing and configured to selectively thermoacoustically excite the reference gas in order to generate a thermoacoustic sound wave phase-shifted with respect to the sound wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Eberl, Thomas Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10484189
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein in which a collaboration service registers users as participants in a collaboration session. As session content is received from at least one instance of various instances of a collaboration application engaged by the users, the collaboration service shares the session content with at least one other instance of the collaboration application. In addition, the collaboration service shares session information descriptive of at least a portion of the session content with at least one social network application associated with at least one user registered as one of the participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Thomas Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20190334860
    Abstract: Control component and method for registering device names assigned to industrial automation devices or communication devices in a name service system, wherein in order to register device names assigned to industrial automation devices or communication devices in a name service system, at least selected automation or communication devices each comprise a name service component where the selected automation or communication devices control transmission of a registration request containing an assignment between their respectively assigned device name and at least one respectively configured communication network address to a name service server via their name service component, and where a control component is respectively assigned to the name service components and enables or blocks transmission of a registration request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Harald Albrecht, Stephan HÖME, Thomas TALANIS
  • Publication number: 20190312742
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein in which a collaboration service registers users as participants in a collaboration session. As session content is received from at least one instance of various instances of a collaboration application engaged by the users, the collaboration service shares the session content with at least one other instance of the collaboration application. In addition, the collaboration service shares session information descriptive of at least a portion of the session content with at least one social network application associated with at least one user registered as one of the participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Thomas Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10438626
    Abstract: Methods to pattern substrates with dense periodic nanostructures that combine top-down lithographic tools and self-assembling block copolymer materials are provided. According to various embodiments, the methods involve chemically patterning a substrate, depositing a block copolymer film on the chemically patterned imaging layer, and allowing the block copolymer to self-assemble in the presence of the chemically patterned substrate, thereby producing a pattern in the block copolymer film that is improved over the substrate pattern in terms feature size, shape, and uniformity, as well as regular spacing between arrays of features and between the features within each array compared to the substrate pattern. In certain embodiments, the density and total number of pattern features in the block copolymer film is also increased. High density and quality nanoimprint templates and other nanopatterned structures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION, WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Paul F. Nealey, Huiman Kang, Francois Detcheverry, Juan J. de Pablo, Ricardo Ruiz, Thomas Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10431704
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for producing a photodetector based on the deposition of precursor system having a liquid phase. The photodetectors are characterized by a certain group of semiconductor materials which can be used as the absorber in solar-blind UV detectors. A facile route for the formation of thin layers of such absorber materials is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Rebekah Hooker, Deepak Ranjan Deshmukh, Pawel Miskiewicz, Andreas Klyszcz, Klaus Bonrad, Thomas Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10421522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover device for at least sectional closing of an underwater opening in a hull of a watercraft, in particular an opening of a transverse channel of a thruster. According to the invention the cover device includes at least one variable-volume hollow chamber lip including at least one buoyancy body, and the at least one hollow chamber lip is shiftable into an expansion state or into a shrinkage state by supplying or removing a fluid, in particular air. As a result of the variable-volume or inflatable cover device a more reliable and simultaneously lower-maintenance operation of the cover device is given. In addition, the invention has a thruster, in particular a bow or stern-thruster, as subject matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Marine GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Zollenkopf, Frank Albrecht, Ulrich Albrecht, Kai Danneberg, Uwe Leitloff, Thomas Siebrecht, Holger Spardel
  • Publication number: 20190284708
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with hydrogen gas, an unsaturated hydrocarbon, and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J. Gilliam
  • Patent number: 10382384
    Abstract: A method for providing an expanded name service for an industrial automation system, wherein name-address assignments between device names and communication network addresses are registered in a name service system to provide an expanded name service for an industrial automation system, where device names registered in the name service system have a hierarchical structure represented by a tree structure, where assignments between device names and plant identification codes are additionally registered in the name service system, where the plant identification codes are registered within the same tree structure as the device names, and where end nodes that are respectively assigned to the plant identification codes in the tree structure comprise either a reference to end nodes which are respectively assigned to the device names or intermediate nodes for plant identification codes comprise a reference to intermediate nodes that are respectively assigned to plant units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stephan Höme, Felix Müller, Thomas Talanis, Harald Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20190203365
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to electrochemically oxidizing metal halide with a metal ion in a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state; halogenating an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state; and oxyhalogenating the metal halide with the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state in presence of an oxidant. In some embodiments, the oxyhalogenation is in series with the electrochemical oxidation, the electrochemical oxidation is in series with the oxyhalogenation, the oxyhalogenation is parallel to the electrochemical oxidation, and/or the oxyhalogenation is simultaneous with the halogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss
  • Patent number: 10341127
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein in which a collaboration service registers users as participants in a collaboration session. As session content is received from at least one instance of various instances of a collaboration application engaged by the users, the collaboration service shares the session content with at least one other instance of the collaboration application. In addition, the collaboration service shares session information descriptive of at least a portion of the session content with at least one social network application associated with at least one user registered as one of the participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Thomas Albrecht