Patents by Inventor Thomas Bauer

Thomas Bauer 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: 20210061057
    Abstract: A vehicle temperature control system, for electric motor-powered vehicles or hybrid vehicles, includes a heater (18), which can be operated electrically or/and with fuel, with a first heat exchanger device (16) for transferring heat provided in the heater (18) to a first heat carrier medium provided in a first heat carrier medium circuit (12). An operating material tank (20) holds a liquid operating material (24). A second heat exchanger device (26) provides heat transfer between the first heat carrier medium provided in the first heat carrier medium circuit (12) and energy storage material (36) contained in the operating material tank (20). A third heat exchanger device (38) provides heat transfer between the first heat carrier medium provided in the first heat carrier medium circuit (12) and a second heat carrier medium provided in a second heat carrier medium circuit (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas BAUER
  • Patent number: 10937313
    Abstract: At a roadway intersection controlled by an electronic traffic signal controller system, a potentially dangerous “dilemma zone” problem arises where a driver must quickly decide whether to stop or continue through the intersection. The problem is mitigated by leveraging data provided by an approaching vehicle itself as the source of detection. Based on the vehicle data itself, an “artificial detection” message is sent to the traffic signal controller to attempt to extend the green time, and thus permit a subject vehicle to safely pass through the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jingtao Ma, Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: 10924111
    Abstract: An input device is disclosed, including a capacitive force sensor, a capacitive touch sensor, and an evaluation unit, where the capacitive force sensor includes an operating surface and a first conductive electrode, and a second conductive electrode; wherein the evaluation unit is configured to detect an associated characteristic value of a touch on the operating surface during the operation, such as a location surface of action of the touch, by means of the capacitive touch sensor, and wherein the evaluation unit is further configured to detect a measured quantity changing with the operating force by generating a first measuring capacitance between the first and second electrodes and to assign a switching or controlling function to the operation in accordance with the characteristic value detected by the capacitive touch sensor and with the measured quantity detected in the operation-detection step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Norbert Bauer, Thomas Kleffel, Jochen Schlereth, Florian Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20210022866
    Abstract: A sutureless implant for replacing damaged natural chordae tedineae of a human or possibly animal heart, the implant including a distal implant part, a proximal implant part, and an artificial chord. The distal implant part is configured to fit in a lumen of an implant delivery device and includes a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the distal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of anchoring the distal implant part in human muscle tissue. The proximal implant part is configured to fit in the lumen of the implant delivery device and comprises a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the proximal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of bearing on a tissue portion of leaflet tissue. The distal implant part and the proximal implant part are connected by the chord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: 10894918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal (LC) medium comprising polymerisable compounds, to a process for its preparation, to its use for optical, electro-optical and electronic purposes, in particular in LC displays, and to LC displays comprising it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Melanie Klasen-Memmer, Nils Greinert, Matthias Bremer, Konstantin Schneider, Christian Schoenefeld, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210007848
    Abstract: A sutureless implant for replacing damaged natural chordae tendineae of a human or possibly animal heart, the implant including a distal implant part, a proximal implant part, and an artificial chord. The distal implant part is configured to fit in a lumen of an implant delivery device and includes a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the distal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of anchoring the distal implant part in human muscle tissue. The proximal implant part is configured to fit in the lumen of the implant delivery device and comprises a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the proximal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of bearing on a tissue portion of leaflet tissue. The distal implant part and the proximal implant part are connected by the chord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20210009979
    Abstract: The invention relates to subtilase variants and detergent compositions comprising the variants, as well as methods of producing the variants and methods for stabilizing a subtilase variant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Esben Peter Friis, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Lars Lehmann Hylling Christensen, Carl Mikael Bauer
  • Patent number: 10878693
    Abstract: Methods and systems to improve the accuracy of traffic signal state change predictions are disclosed. Predictions can be broadcast to vehicle drivers or autonomous systems to improve safety, fuel efficiency and reduce delays. Predictions for fixed-time signals are generated based on their scheduled timing plan and the current clock/time, but these predictions are subject variations, for example, due to traffic signal controller clock drift. Real-time actual, not predicted, data is collected and utilized to correct for these variations. Further, real-time probe data is collected and used to validate correctness of the generated predictions in real time. In one embodiment, GPS data from travelers' devices is utilized to assess validity of the generated predictions, looking particularly at signal stop line crossings relative to predicted green time window. If crossings observed in real time contradict the predicted signal state, the data service providing predictions to users may be suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jingtao Ma, Thomas Bauer, Kyle Zachary Hatcher, Alex Thomas Marineau
  • Patent number: 10847684
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component includes a semiconductor layer sequence having an active region that emits radiation during operation at least via a main radiation exit surface, and a self-supporting conversion element arranged in a beam path of the semiconductor layer sequence, wherein the self-supporting conversion element includes a substrate and a first layer, the first layer includes at least one conversion material embedded in a glass matrix, the glass matrix has a proportion of 50 to 80 vol. % in the first layer, the substrate is free of the glass matrix and the conversion material and mechanically stabilizes the first layer, and the first layer has a layer thickness of less than 200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Frischeisen, Angela Eberhardt, Florian Peskoller, Thomas Huckenbeck, Michael Schmidberger, Jürgen Bauer
  • Patent number: 10828806
    Abstract: A rotary molding system for molding food products, mold cavities formed when a mold shell rotates mold shapes disposed along the mold shell into a fill position between a fill plate and a wear plate. Molded food products are removed from mold cavities using knock-out cups, the use of air pressure, or the use of a vacuum source disposed below the mold cavity, without the need to slow the rotation of the mold shell. Knock-out cups may be used with a heating system to reduce accumulation of unwanted materials on the knock-out cups. The rotary molding system can also be used to form products with contoured surfaces. A smart tagging system can be used to ensure that compatible sets of mold shells and knock out cups are being used. A vacuum region may be disposed upstream of the fill position to remove air within the mold cavity prior to filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PROVISUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Lindee, David Hansen, Salvatore Lamartino, Bruce Bauer, Thomas C. Wolcott, Steve Ill, E. William Wight
  • Publication number: 20200346385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw extruder (29) having a housing (30) comprising an intake housing (4), a degassing housing (5), and at least one housing bore (21, 22) running in the interior of the degassing housing (5) and implementing at least one internal wall segment (25; 26; 27; 28) of the degassing housing (5) and serving for receiving at least one auger shaft (7), and wherein the at least one wall segment (25; 26; 27; 28) of the at least one housing bore (21, 22) comprises at least one partition wall (13, 33) protruding into the at least one housing bore (21, 22) in the region of the degassing housing (5), and wherein at least one filter element (8) is disposed in the interior of the degassing housing (5) and at least partially encompasses the at least one auger shaft (7) and bears on the partition wall (13) in regions for implementing at least two spatial pressure regions (11, 12) sealed off from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Erdmann, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20200347323
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detergent compositions comprising subtilase variants exhibiting improved stability and/or improved wash performance in liquid detergent and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The variants are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Esben Peter Friis, Astrid Munch, Mikael Bauer, Bena-Marie Lue
  • Publication number: 20200347192
    Abstract: A method of pneumatically conveying superabsorbent particles, wherein the superabsorbent particles have been admixed with an aqueous wax dispersion prior to the pneumatic conveying, the wax has a glass transition temperature of at least 65° C. and, based on the untreated super-absorbent particles, from 0.020% to 0.20% by weight of wax has been used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Stephan Bauer, Katrin Baumann, Markus Toennessen, Thomas Daniel, Hanno Rüdiger Wolf
  • Publication number: 20200332038
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles by suspension polymerization and thermal surface postcrosslinking, wherein the base polymer obtained by suspension polymerization has a centrifuge retention capacity of at least 37 g/g and the thermal surface postcrosslinking is conducted at 100 to 190° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Stephan Bauer, Tina Mark, Lydia König, Yvonne Hagen, Thomas Daniel
  • Patent number: 10806578
    Abstract: A sutureless implant for replacing damaged natural chordae tedingeae of a human or possibly animal heart, the implant including a distal implant part, a proximal implant part, and an artificial chord. The distal implant part is configured to fit in a lumen of an implant delivery device and includes a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the distal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of anchoring the distal implant part in human muscle tissue. The proximal implant part is configured to fit in the lumen of the implant delivery device and comprises a self-spreading portion spreading radially outside when the proximal implant part is released from the lumen, the self-spreading portion being capable of bearing on a tissue portion of leaflet tissue. The distal implant part and the proximal implant part are connected by the chord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: COREMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20200327630
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an automated system for regulating the allocation of resources, or the dissemination of information within a healthcare facility. The automated system includes a context providing system capable of determining the state of a parameter and a facilities management system in communication with the context providing system. An integration protocol is configured to facilitate communication between the context providing system and the facilities management system and the facilities management system allocates resources or disseminates information based upon the value of the parameter provided by the context providing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: HDR Architecture, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy E. Koch, Scott R. Winfrey, Von E. Lambert, Diane P. Rock, Denise Bauer Nyberg, Thomas S. Hicks
  • Patent number: 10799357
    Abstract: A surgical instrument implementing a leaflet grabbing mechanism by a leaflet grabbing structure, in which the leaflet can be grabbed and clamped between first and second abutment surfaces. The first, proximally facing abutment surface belongs to a swivel-out portion of the leaflet grabbing structure, which includes at least a first arm and a second arm. In a released state, when the leaflet grabbing structure is released from a catheter, the arms are capable of swiveling: the first arm may swivel with respect to a main body to which it is attached, and the second arm may swivel relative to the first arm so that in a leaflet grabbing position the first abutment surface faces proximally. The second arm includes a recess arranged so that a chord extending between a released distal implant part and a proximal implant part can extend therethrough and be released by a lateral relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: COREMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20200317687
    Abstract: A compound based on 1-Aza-3,7-dioxabicyclo[3.3.0]octane (bicyclic oxazolidine derivative) substituted with 2-phenylpropyl represented by formula (I) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Andre HAETZELT, Andreas BAUER, Marc WEYHE, Ursula HUCHEL, Thomas GERKE, Christian KROPF
  • Publication number: 20200317688
    Abstract: A detergent, cleaning, fabric softener or cosmetic composition comprising a compound based on 1-Aza-3,7-dioxabicyclo[3.3.0]octane (bicyclic oxazolidine derivative) substituted with 3,7-dimethyl-1,6-nonyldien represented by formula (I) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Andre HAETZELT, Andreas BAUER, Marc WEYHE, Ursula HUCHEL, Thomas GERKE, Christian KROPF
  • Publication number: 20200308634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing RNA. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for producing RNA, which is scalable and provides RNA at a high purity. The present invention provides a method for producing RNA under GMP and/or cGMP-compliant conditions. The invention further provides specific processes for use as a quality control in the manufacturing of a template DNA and/or in a method for producing RNA, in particular by in vitro transcription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: CureVac Real Estate GmbH
    Inventors: Florian VON DER MÜLBE, Ladislaus REIDEL, Thomas KETTERER, Lilia GONTCHAROVA, Susanne BAUER, Steve PASCOLO, Jochen PROBST, Andreas SCHMID