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).

  • Patent number: 11571304
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: COREMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: 11564795
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: COREMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Silvio Schaffner, Tobias Aeschlimann, Oliver Wüthrich, Thomas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20230013604
    Abstract: Traffic signal timing plans are derived from vehicle trajectory or probe data. The probe data is collected and archived in a datastore over a sample time on the order of weeks or longer. Probe data is corrected for clock drift, geo-fence filtered to a selected intersection, and then stop line crossings in the intersection are identified and analyzed along with related data to determine the timing plans and schedule for the intersection. In this way, access to government agency timing plans is obviated so as to save time and expense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Justin Michael NEILL, Brandon Keith SAMS, Jonah Aaron PINCETICH, Darryl Joseph MICHAUD, Thomas BAUER, Jingtao MA
  • Publication number: 20220397160
    Abstract: A hub assembly for a hybrid module having a first and a second connection partner arranged coaxially with one another, the first connection partner has a first bearing portion and the second connection partner has a second bearing portion, and a plurality of connecting elements. The first and the second bearing portion have receiving openings for receiving the connecting elements. The first and the second connection partner are prepositioned with respect to one another via a form-fitting connection such that the receiving openings in the first and the second bearing portion are each oriented in pairs in a positionally correct manner with respect to one another in the circumferential direction about the main axis H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas BAUER
  • Patent number: 11482104
    Abstract: Traffic signal timing plans are derived from vehicle trajectory or probe data. The probe data is collected and archived in a datastore over a sample time on the order of weeks or longer. Probe data is corrected for clock drift, geo-fence filtered to a selected intersection, and then stop line crossings in the intersection are identified and analyzed along with related data to determine the timing plans and schedule for the intersection. In this way, access to government agency timing plans is obviated so as to save time and expense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Michael Neill, Brandon Keith Sams, Jonah Aaron Pincetich, Darryl Joseph Michaud, Thomas Bauer, Jingtao Ma
  • Patent number: 11454277
    Abstract: A linear guide device includes at least one linear guide unit which has a guide housing, in which two annularly closed circulating channels are formed in each of which a multitude of roller bearing elements is received. The guide housing has a single-piece housing intermediate element which contributes to the formation of the circulating channels and through which passes at least one lubrication channel which communicates with the circulating channels. The lubrication channel passes through the single-piece housing intermediate element and extends partly also in an integral pipe-stub-like lubrication appendix of the single-piece housing intermediate element, wherein the lubrication appendix includes a lubrication opening which is accessible from outside the guide housing for bringing in lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Festo SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Markus Meyer zu Brickwedde, Thomas Wagner, Maike Wegenast, Thomas Winkler
  • Publication number: 20220282779
    Abstract: A housing is provided with a receiving area for a mounting part of a mount assembly fastened to the receiving area by a substance-to-substance bond. The receiving area has a centering portion for the mounting part and possibly a positioning portion for the mounting part which is operative in axial direction and transitions into an adjacent housing wall via a housing edge. The receiving area is provided in the radial extension region of the housing edge with a clearance operative in axial direction relative to the mounting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Monika RÖSSNER, Thomas BAUER
  • Publication number: 20220186392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and devices for reducing impurities in molten salts, a molten salt being purified in an electrochemical process by applying a voltage between two electrodes. According to the invention, the voltage is varied so that in different phases different electrodes act as cathode or anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
    Inventors: Wenjin DING, Thomas BAUER, Fan YANG
  • Publication number: 20220183841
    Abstract: An instrument for repairing an atrioventricular heart valve, mitral heart valve or tricuspid heart valve includes a first tube having a tube axis defining an axial direction. A leaflet grabbing structure is arranged at a distal part of the first tube and contiguous to the first tube. The leaflet grabbing structure has a main body and a jaw, the jaw being movable relative to the main body. The jaw has a first proximally facing abutment surface and the main body has a second, distally facing abutment surface. The instrument has a needle that is cannulated and forms an inner tube. The needle is releasable from the first tube and movable relative to the main body in axial directions. The leaflet grabbing structure clamps a leaflet of the heart valve between the first and second abutment surfaces, while the jaw allows the needle to extend therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Tommaso Sironi, Michael Roth, Silvio Schaffner, Andrea Guidotti, David Zarbatany, Jesus Flores, Georgios Stefopoulos, Luca Vicentini, Mattia Arduini
  • Patent number: 11355998
    Abstract: According to the method, either CO2-free air or pure nitrogen N2 is pumped into the cooling circuit selectively depending on system parameters. To this end, the method ensures that the air injection rate is high enough that, under normal conditions, the hydrogen concentration in the tank and in the riser remains below 2% H2. On air injection, the oxygen O2 (>2 ppm) in the cooling water reacts with the copper in the cooling ducts and a layer of copper oxide forms on the inner walls of said ducts. No reaction is triggered by the injection of nitrogen N2. The CO2 content in the injection air and, at the same time, also the H2 content in the exhaust air are continuously measured and monitored, and an alarm is triggered if adjustable limit values are exceeded. The equipment for performing the method comprises an electronic control unit (65) with an input field and display as a control box, and a pump and a pipe circuit for drawing air in from the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Matthias Svoboda
  • Publication number: 20220173723
    Abstract: At least three acoustic filters circuits FC are arranged on a single chip CH. At least two of them are electrically connected already on the chip for multiplexing. This reduces space consumption and leads to smaller device size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Florian HABEL, Thomas BAUER, Peter HAGN, Thomas DENGLER
  • Publication number: 20220158611
    Abstract: A surface acoustic wave resonator arrangement comprises a piezoelectric substrate (100) and a surface acoustic wave resonator (110) which includes an interdigital transducer (111,112) disposed on the piezoelectric substrate (100). A trench (13 0) is disposed within the piezoelectric substrate (100) facing the resonator (110). Trench (130) causes reflected waves (143,144) in response to waves (141,142) leaking from the surface acoustic wave resonator. Trench (130) is configured such that the reflected acoustic waves (143,144) achieve phases at the edge (115) of the resonator (110) such that the accumulated phases of all the reflected waves received at edge (115) is zero or substantially zero, thereby avoiding constructive interference of the reflected waves with the acoustic waves resonating in the resonator. Thereby undesired acoustic coupling between resonators or influence of waves reflected at edges of the piezoelectric substrate or dicing lines is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Carsten POTRATZ, Peter SELMEIER, Thomas BAUER, Helmut KLAMM
  • Publication number: 20220149699
    Abstract: According to the method, either CO2-free air or pure nitrogen N2 is pumped into the cooling circuit selectively depending on system parameters. To this end, the method ensures that the air injection rate is high enough that, under normal conditions, the hydrogen concentration in the tank and in the riser remains below 2% H2. On air injection, the oxygen O2 (>2 ppm) in the cooling water reacts with the copper in the cooling ducts and a layer of copper oxide forms on the inner walls of said ducts. No reaction is triggered by the injection of nitrogen N2. The CO2 content in the injection air and, at the same time, also the H2 content in the exhaust air are continuously measured and monitored, and an alarm is triggered if adjustable limit values are exceeded. The equipment for performing the method comprises an electronic control unit (65) with an input field and display as a control box, and a pump and a pipe circuit for drawing air in from the riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas BAUER, Matthias SVOBODA
  • Publication number: 20220103161
    Abstract: An improved DMS filter with electrode structures between a first port and a second port is provided. Wiring junctions are realized in multilayer crossing with dielectric material in between. There are insulating patches (L2) between crossing conductor layers (L1,L3). Signal wirings may be realized with multiple conductor layers (L1, L3) to reduce wiring resistance and the upper conductor layer (L3) of the signal wiring may partly overlap the insulating patches (L2). The insulating patches (L2) may extend over the acoustic path to achieve temperature compensation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas BAUER, Ansgar SCHÄUFELE, Thomas DENGLER
  • Publication number: 20220049756
    Abstract: A clutch arrangement is provided with a mass damper system having a damper mass carrier and damper masses deflectable relative to the damper mass carrier. The clutch arrangement has a housing having at least two housing parts permanently connected to one another by a fixed connection, at least one housing parts has a cutout for at least one projection of the other housing part. The housing parts are assembled while receiving the damper mass carrier between an axial stop of the cutout of the one housing part and the projection of the other housing part. The housing parts are loaded over the course of producing the fixed connection by a clamping mechanism which acts on the housing parts in direction away from one another and operative axially between one of the housing parts and the damper mass carrier axially supported at the other respective housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas BAUER
  • Publication number: 20220052669
    Abstract: An improved electro acoustic RF filter (FC) is provided. The RF filter comprises an electro acoustic resonator (EAR) connected between an input port and an output port, an impedance element and a damping and/or dissipation element (DE) in mechanical contact to the impedance element. The damping and/or dissipation element is provided and configured to remove acoustic energy from the impedance element which has a similar construction as the resonator on the same substrate. With such a construction an acoustically inactive impedance element (AIIE) is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Ansgar SCHÃUFELE, Thomas BAUER, Gholamreza DADGAR JAVID
  • Publication number: 20220042585
    Abstract: An axle center transmission for transmitting a driving torque received from a drive device to two half shafts of an axle of a vehicle comprises a transmission gearing for transmitting a driving torque received at an input element and having at least two selectively switchable gear transmission ratios and a differential for distributing the transmitted driving torque to two output elements. The transmission gearing has a first gear that is formed as a planetary transmission and comprises a first sun gear, a first planet carrier having one or more planet gears, and a first annulus gear. The transmission gearing furthermore has a second gear that is formed as a planetary transmission and comprises a second sun gear, a second planet carrier having one or more planet gears, and a second annulus gear. The first sun gear forms said input element; the first planet carrier is stationary; and the second sun gear is couplable or coupled to the first annulus gear for a common rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas BAUER
  • Publication number: 20220034368
    Abstract: A clutch arrangement is provided with a clutch housing that connects a drive unit to an output, such as a transmission, which is rotatable around a central axis and with which an axial central projection is associated at the side of the clutch housing facing the drive unit in the radial extension area of its rotational center. The axial central projection receives a rotor carrier receiving a rotor of an electric machine. The central projection is connected at least so as to be fixed with respect to relative rotation to the drive unit via a first connection device and to the rotor carrier via a second connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas BAUER
  • Patent number: 11187311
    Abstract: An axle center transmission includes a transmission gearing for transmitting a driving torque received at an input element and having at least two selectively switchable gear transmission ratios and a differential for distributing the transmitted driving torque to two output elements. The transmission gearing has a first gear that is formed as a planetary transmission and comprises a first sun gear, a first planet carrier having one or more planet gears, and a first annulus gear. The transmission gearing furthermore has a second gear that is formed as a planetary transmission and comprises a second sun gear, a second planet carrier having one or more planet gears, and a second annulus gear. The first sun gear forms said input element; the first planet carrier is stationary; and the second sun gear is couplable or coupled to the first annulus gear for a common rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: KESSLER & CO. GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: D972409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph Lovis, Dirk Gläser, Sabrina Bras Da Costa, Maximilian Dörr, Katrin Isabelle Baldrich, Irena Burmeister, Andreas Rubez, Daniel Faulstich, Patrick Schaffner, Thomas Bauer