Patents by Inventor Thomas Braun

Thomas Braun 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: 20220304184
    Abstract: An inverter with a rated power of at least 3 kVA includes a first assembly which includes a first printed circuit board and a DC/AC converter stage, and a second assembly which includes a second printed circuit board and an EMC filter for the DC/AC converter stage. The first printed circuit board is mounted on a heat sink and lies substantially flat on the heat sink, and the DC/AC converter stage has converter components which comprise power semiconductors, chokes and link circuit capacitors. The chokes and the link circuit capacitors are arranged together on one side of the first printed circuit board, and the heat sink is arranged on the opposite side of the first printed circuit board, and the chokes and/or the power semiconductors are thermally connected to the heat sink via the first printed circuit board and a thermally conductive material arranged between the first printed circuit board and the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Klaus Rigbers, Thomas Wappler, Gerrit Braun, Andreas Knobloch, Matthias Rehbein
  • Patent number: 11446370
    Abstract: A bioconjugate of an E. coli glucosylated O4 antigen polysaccharide covalently linked to a carrier protein and compositions thereof are provided. Also provided are recombinant host cells for producing the bioconjugate, and methods of producing the bioconjugate using the recombinant host cells. The recombinant host cells contain a nucleic acid encoding a glucosyl transferase capable of modifying the E. coli O4 antigen with glucose branching to produce the glucosylated O4 antigen polysaccharide. Bioconjugates of an E. coli glucosylated O4 antigen polysaccharide described herein can be used alone or in combination with one or more additional E. coli O-antigen polysaccharides to induce antibodies against an E. coli glucosylated antigen, and to vaccinate a subject against extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A.
    Inventors: Jeroen Geurtsen, Jan Theunis Poolman, Kellen Cristhina Fae, Pieter Jan Burghout, Eveline Marleen Weerdenburg, Patricia Ibarra Yon, Darren Robert Abbanat, Stefan Jochen Kemmler, Michael Thomas Kowarik, Manuela Mally, Veronica Gambillara Fonck, Martin Edward Braun, Maria Paula Carranza Sandmeier
  • Patent number: 11422074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preparation system and method for preparing a sample for electron microscopy, the preparation system comprising: a liquid handling system (0) comprising a dispensing head (1), wherein said liquid handling system (0) is configured to aspirate and dispense a volume of a sample via the dispensing head (1), a support structure (2) that is configured to accommodate the sample, a temperature-controlled stage (4) that is configured to keep said support structure (2) at a pre-defined temperature, a first adapter (3) configured to hold said support structure (2), and a transfer mechanism (60) that is configured to be connected to the first adapter (3) holding the support structure (2) and to move said support structure (2) into a container (8) containing a liquid cryogen (80) so that the sample on the support structure (2) contacts the cryogen (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITAT BASEL
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander Arnold, Thomas Braun, Henning Stahlberg
  • Publication number: 20220236230
    Abstract: A photoacoustic gas sensor device for deter-mining a value indicative of a presence or a concentration of a component in a gas comprises a substrate and a measurement cell body, the substrate and the measurement cell body defining a measurement cell enclosing a measurement volume. A reflective shield divides the measurement volume into a first volume and a second volume. An opening in the measurement cell is provided for a gas to enter the measurement volume. In the first volume and on a front side of the substrate are arranged: An electromagnetic radiation source for emitting electromagnetic radiation through an aperture in the reflective shield into the second volume; and a pressure transducer communicatively coupled to the second volume for measuring a sound wave generated by the component in response to an absorption of electromagnetic radiation by the component. At least a portion of a surface of the reflective shield facing the second volume is made of a material reflecting electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Christophe SALZMANN, Werner HUNZIKER, Stephan BRAUN, David PUSTAN, Thomas UEHLINGER
  • Patent number: 11390478
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of A roll-to-roll apparatus for processing metal tapes with a ceramic coating. In particular, the present invention relates to a roll-to-roll apparatus for pro-cessing metal tapes with a ceramic coating comprising at least two rolls with fixed axis position, and at least one roll with variable axis position to adjust the tape position and/or tension, wherein the position and the diameter of the rolls are adjusted to touch the metal tape only from one side and to limit the stress on the metal tape at any point such that the metal tape is not stretched by more than 0.15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: American Superconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Baecker, Thomas Braun, Ruslan Karabalaev
  • Publication number: 20220193970
    Abstract: A hot runner process controller configured to monitor the status and operation of a hot runner system to autonomously generate information to improve the quality of injection molding process of a hot runner system having an inlet nozzle, one or more manifolds and one or more nozzles with actuator or without actuator, and one or more heating elements, the hot runner process controller is self-operating, and independent from the injection molding machine, includes: one or more sensors located on, in or at the hot runner system to detect the status and/or the operation of the hot runner system, and a processing unit and a memory. The processing unit is connected to the one or more sensors, wherein the memory stores data and program codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Incoe Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Striegel, Anton Joerg, Scott Greb, Thomas Braun
  • Publication number: 20220195529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer, comprising the measurement of the amounts of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1 in a sample of said subject. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a composition for use in medicine comprising (an) inhibitor(s) of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1. Additionally, the present invention relates to a kit for use in a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Guillermo BARRETO, Aditi MEHTA, Indrabahadur SINGH, Marten SZIBOR, Rajkumar SAVAI, Werner SEEGER, Thomas BRAUN, Andreas GÜNTHER, Marcus KRÜGER
  • Publication number: 20210276822
    Abstract: A hose reel for coiling a hose includes a frame and a reel assembly rotatably connected to the frame about an axis of rotation. The reel assembly includes a drum assembly having a drum surface configured to receive and support the hose as the drum assembly is rotated about the axis of rotation to coil the hose around the drum surface. The drum assembly includes a hose fitting defining a fluid outlet. The hose fitting is configured to be connected to one end of the hose to fluidly connect the hose to the fluid outlet. The drum assembly defines a recess in the drum surface in which the fluid outlet of the hose fitting is disposed such that at least a portion of the fluid outlet is disposed between the axis of rotation and the drum surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventor: Joshua Thomas Braun
  • Publication number: 20210208217
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for quality control of a superconducting tape including (a) at least two rolls contacting the superconducting tape and being suitable for injecting an electric current into the superconducting tape; (b) at least two measuring contacts contacting the superconducting tape and being suitable for measuring an electric voltage along the superconducting tape; and (c) a cooling section suitable for cooling the superconducting tape below its critical temperature, where the at least two rolls and the at least two measuring contacts are located inside the cooling section, and where the cooling section is suitable for keeping the rolls at a first temperature and the measuring contacts at a second temperature, where the first temperature is lower than the second temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Commonwealth Fusion Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Braun, Ruslan Karabalaev, Michael Baecker, Roger Woerdenweber
  • Patent number: 10990715
    Abstract: A system simulator for simulating a wireless system for testing a wireless device under test comprises an uplink signal receiver for receiving an uplink signal generated by the wireless device under test and providing data blocks embedded in the uplink signal, and an uplink signal impairment unit that based on a predetermined probability value sets the data blocks provided by the uplink signal receiver as valid or erroneously received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Thomas A. Braun
  • Publication number: 20210083141
    Abstract: An optical transformer includes a light source and an array of photovoltaic cells optically coupled to the light source, where at least a portion of the photovoltaic cells are connected in series. An optical connector such as a waveguide or an optical fiber may be disposed between an output of the light source and an input of the array of photovoltaic cells. Configured to generate a high voltage output, the optical transformer may be configured to power a device such as an actuator that provides a tunable displacement as a function of voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Maik Andre Scheller, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Jonathan Robert Peterson, Daniele Piazza, Jeremy Thomas Braun, Kenneth Diest, Spencer Allan Wells, Renate Eva Klementine Landig, Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Tanya Malhotra
  • Publication number: 20200198913
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of A roll-to-roll apparatus for processing metal tapes with a ceramic coating. In particular, the present invention relates to a roll-to-roll apparatus for pro-cessing metal tapes with a ceramic coating comprising at least two rolls with fixed axis position, and at least one roll with variable axis position to adjust the tape position and/or tension, wherein the position and the diameter of the rolls are adjusted to touch the metal tape only from one side and to limit the stress on the metal tape at any point such that the metal tape is not stretched by more than 0.15%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael BAECKER, Thomas BRAUN, Ruslan KARABALAEV
  • Publication number: 20200181717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer, comprising the measurement of the amounts of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1 in a sample of said subject. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a composition for use in medicine comprising (an) inhibitor(s) of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1. Additionally, the present invention relates to a kit for use in a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Guillermo BARRETO, Aditi MEHTA, Indrabahadur SINGH, Marten SZIBOR, Rajkumar SAVAI, Werner SEEGER, Thomas BRAUN, Andreas GÜNTHER, Marcus KRÜGER
  • Patent number: 10507595
    Abstract: An extrusion head having a perforated plate of a granulating system. The extrusion head can have a head part and a perforated plate with a perforated-plate wear insert, a perforated-plate main body, a central inflow cone, an inflow cone part, a plurality of nozzle channels, a plurality of perforated dies, and at least one corrosion protected fastener. The perforated-plate can be detachably fastened to the head part. The head part can have at least one central melt channel into which the inflow cone part projects and distributes a melt flow among nozzle channels which can be arranged in the shape of a ring and among the perforated dies which can be arranged in at least one ring. The at least one fastener can be positioned in a central region of the at least one ring of the perforated dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MAAG Automatik GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Dahlheimer, Helmuth Meidhof, Thomas Braun
  • Patent number: 10501803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer, comprising the measurement of the amounts of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1 in a sample of said subject. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a composition for use in medicine comprising (an) inhibitor(s) of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1. Additionally, the present invention relates to a kit for use in a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: MAX-PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V., JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITÄT GIESSEN
    Inventors: Guillermo Barreto, Aditi Mehta, Indrabahadur Singh, Marten Szibor, Rajkumar Savai, Werner Seeger, Thomas Braun, Andreas Günther, Marcus Krüger
  • Patent number: 10493214
    Abstract: A medical injection device has a syringe. The syringe has a container for the medium to be injected and an injection cannula, which communicates with the container. A needle guard of the injection device can be moved between an injection position and a safe position. In the injection position, the injection cannula can be uncovered in order to inject the medium. In the safe position, a cannula tip of the injection cannula is recessed in a protective component of the needle guard. A securing device securely fixes the protective component in the safe position. The result is an injection device having a needle guard that can be manipulated intuitively and operated safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Raumedic AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Sebastian Maag, Tobias Festel, Thomas Braun, Frank Skaper
  • Patent number: 10387282
    Abstract: A test unit for testing a plurality of communications devices is provided. The test unit comprises a test case database, which stores a first test case (including a first test case idle time) and a second test case. The second test case is shorter than the first test case idle time. The test unit comprises a signaling unit. The test unit comprises a test case execution manager, which reads from the test case database the first and second test case and controls the signaling unit to perform measurements according to the first test case on the first device under test until a beginning of the first test case idle time, and controls the signaling unit to perform measurements according to the second test case on the second device under test during the first test case idle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: William Powell, Moritz Harteneck, Thomas A Braun
  • Publication number: 20190250078
    Abstract: Method for preparing a sample, wherein the sample is provided as a thin film on a support structure; the temperature of the support structure is adjusted to a value above the dew point temperature of the environment to decrease the film thickness, light is directed at the support structure, an intensity value of the transmitted light is measured, and the support structure is automatically inserted into a liquid cryogen dependent on the measured intensity value. The application further relates to a system comprising a support structure, a temperature-controlled stage for keeping the support structure at a pre-defined temperature, a transfer mechanism for moving the support structure into a container containing a liquid cryogen, a light source, a photodetector for measuring an intensity value of the transmitted light, and a control device for triggering the transfer mechanism dependent on the measured intensity value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITAT BASEL
    Inventors: Thomas BRAUN, Stefan ARNOLD, Henning STAHLBERG
  • Patent number: 10279122
    Abstract: A medical injection device has an injection unit and an anti-rotation device. Said anti-rotation device is non-rotationally connected to a port and connection portion of the injection device so as to surround the outside thereof in the manner of a sleeve. As a result, an intuitively usable and operationally safe injection device is obtained. When a protective cap for an injection cannula of the injection unit is being removed from the port and connection portion, an unwanted rotation of the port and connection portion relative to the container about components of a plug-in connection arranged therebetween is safely prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Raumedic AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Sebastian Maag, Tobias Festel, Thomas Braun, Frank Skaper
  • Publication number: 20180293338
    Abstract: A system simulator for simulating a wireless system for testing a wireless device under test comprises an uplink signal receiver for receiving an uplink signal generated by the wireless device under test and providing data blocks embedded in the uplink signal, and an uplink signal impairment unit that based on a predetermined probability value sets the data blocks provided by the uplink signal receiver as valid or erroneously received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas A. Braun