Patents by Inventor Thomas Froehlich

Thomas Froehlich 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: 20210247245
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a process variable of a medium, comprising at least one sensor element arranged in a sensor head for determining and/or monitoring the process variable, wherein an internal volume of the sensor head is filled at least partially with a filler. The filler includes at least one fill material, for which at at least one predeterminable phase transformation temperature a phase change occurs, in which the material remains in the solid state, wherein the fill material is in a first phase state when a temperature of the fill material is less than the phase transformation temperature, and wherein the fill material is in a second phase state when the temperature of the fill material is greater than the phase transformation temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Schalles, Thomas Fröhlich
  • Publication number: 20210226279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supporting housing for a battery compartment of electric drive vehicles by using flat metallic sheets as deep-drawn shells which are fitted into each other whereby at least one double-floor is created into which a passive and partly integrated thermal management system for cooling and heating is integrated. The invention also relates to the integration of further functionality-elements like sensors for status measurement are integrated into the “double-floor” and connected with the battery management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas FRÖHLICH, Stefan LINDNER
  • Patent number: 11021472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use compounds comprising two or more hydrophobic domains and a hydrophilic domain comprising a polyethylene glycol (PEG) moiety for stabilization of a cell, and methods related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Josel, Dieter Heindl, Thomas Froehlich, Stefanie Froehner
  • Patent number: 10974485
    Abstract: A component made of metallic composite material having high corrosion resistance and scale resistance. The metallic composite material contains as a core material an uncoated hardenable steel on which surface a corrosion resistance and scaling resistance layer is provided using heat resistant stainless steel, and has a yield strength Rp0,2 of at least 1000 MPa and a tensile strength Rm of at least 1500 MPa for the core material and a critical scaling resistance temperature in air for the layer material is at least 850° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Outokumpu Oyj
    Inventors: Gabriele Brückner, Thomas Fröhlich, Thomas Nentwig, Jasminko Skrlec, Stefan Lindner
  • Publication number: 20210102944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of immobilizing a cell on a support, the method comprising a) providing a compound or salt thereof comprising, preferably consisting of, one or more hydrophobic domains attached to a hydrophilic domain, wherein the one or more hydrophobic domains are covalently bound to said hydrophilic domain, and wherein the one or more hydrophobic domains each comprise a linear lipid, a steroid or a hydrophobic vitamin, and wherein the hydrophilic domain comprises a polyethylene glycol (PEG) moiety, and wherein the compound comprises a linking group; b) contacting a cell with the compound under conditions allowing the interaction of the compound with the membrane of the cell, thereby immobilizing the linking group on the surface of the cell; and c) contacting the linking group immobilized on the cell with a support capable of binding the linking group, thereby immobilizing the cell on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Josel, Dieter Heindl, Thomas Froehlich, Stefanie Froehner
  • Patent number: 10972059
    Abstract: A MEMS sensor (1) comprises a MEMS transducer (10) being coupled to a MEMS interface circuit (20). The MEMS interface circuit (20) comprises a bias voltage generator (100), a differential amplifier (200), a capacitor (300) and a feedback control circuit (400). The bias voltage generator (100) generates a bias voltage (Vbias) for operating the MEMS transducer. The variable capacitor (300) is connected to one of the input nodes (I200a) of the differential amplifier (200). At least one of the output nodes (A200a, A200b) of the differential amplifier is coupled to a base terminal (T110) of an output filter (110) of the bias voltage generator (100). Any disturbing signal from the bias voltage generator (100) is a common-mode signal that is divided equally on the input nodes (I200a, I200b) of the differential amplifier (200) and is therefore rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AMS INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Thomas Froehlich, Mark Niederberger, Colin Steele, Rene Scheuner, Thomas Christen, Lukas Perktold, Duy-Dong Pham
  • Patent number: 10972122
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement includes a sensor having a first terminal and a second terminal, and an amplifier having an amplifier input for applying an input signal and an amplifier output for providing an amplified input signal, the amplifier input being coupled to the second terminal. A quantizer having a quantizer input and a quantizer output is configured to provide a multi-level output signal on the basis of the amplified input signal and a feedback circuit having a feedback circuit input coupled to the quantizer output and a feedback circuit output coupled to the first terminal. The feedback circuit includes a digital-to-analog converter configured to generate an analog signal on the basis of the multi-level output signal, the analog signal being the basis of a feedback signal provided at the feedback circuit output, a feedback capacitor coupled between the feedback circuit output and an output of the digital-to-analog converter, and a voltage source coupled to the feedback circuit output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AMS INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Matthias Steiner, Thomas Froehlich
  • Patent number: 10926802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a passive safety cell (2) for passenger cars with alternative powertrains which is shared for the passengers (3) as well as for the energy source (4) with its main components, to protect both units in one cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OUTOKUMPU OYJ
    Inventors: Thomas Fröhlich, Stefan Lindner
  • Patent number: 10890585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of immobilizing a cell on a support, the method comprising a) providing a compound or salt thereof comprising, preferably consisting of, one or more hydrophobic domains attached to a hydrophilic domain, wherein the one or more hydrophobic domains are covalently bound to said hydrophilic domain, and wherein the one or more hydrophobic domains each comprise a linear lipid, a steroid or a hydrophobic vitamin, and wherein the hydrophilic domain comprises a polyethylene glycol (PEG) moiety, and wherein the compound comprises a linking group; b) contacting a cell with the compound under conditions allowing the interaction of the compound with the membrane of the cell, thereby immobilizing the linking group on the surface of the cell; and c) contacting the linking group immobilized on the cell with a support capable of binding the linking group, thereby immobilizing the cell on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Josel, Dieter Heindl, Thomas Froehlich, Stefanie Froehner
  • Publication number: 20200385057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a passive safety cell (2) for passenger cars with alternative powertrains which is shared for the passengers (3) as well as for the energy source (4) with its main components, to protect both units in one cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas FROEHLICH, Stefan LINDNER
  • Publication number: 20200338624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, use or a profile for manufacturing metallic flat materials to a cost-effective load-bearing structure of a passenger car and the usage of it. As the main forming manufacturing method the bend forming according to DIN EN ISO 8580 is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas FROEHLICH, Stefan LINDNER, Selcuk EREN
  • Publication number: 20200344556
    Abstract: In an embodiment a low-pass filter arrangement has an input terminal for receiving an input voltage, a first voltage source coupled to the input terminal, a serial connection comprising a first and a second filter diode, the serial connection being coupled to the first voltage source, wherein a connection point between the first and the second filter diode is coupled to an output terminal of the filter arrangement, and a first filter capacitor coupled between the output terminal and a filter reference potential terminal. Therein the first voltage source is adapted to provide a first adjustable forward voltage whereby the first and the second filter diodes are both biased in a forward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Matthias Steiner, Thomas Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20200328758
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement comprises a sensor having a first terminal and a second terminal, and an amplifier having an amplifier input for applying an input signal and an amplifier output for providing an amplified input signal, the amplifier input being coupled to the second terminal. The sensor arrangement further comprises a quantizer having a quantizer input and a quantizer output being suitable for providing a multi-level output signal on the basis of the amplified input signal and a feedback circuit having a feedback circuit input coupled to the quantizer output and a feedback circuit output coupled to the first terminal. The feedback circuit comprises a digital-to-analog converter being suitable for generating an analog signal on the basis of the multi-level output signal, the analog signal being the basis of a feedback signal provided at the feedback circuit output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Matthias Steiner, Thomas Froehlich
  • Patent number: 10774929
    Abstract: A hydraulic flushing valve arrangement includes a flushing valve having a housing, flushing piston, and at least one spring. The housing includes a valve bore, two circular housing control edges, two inlet channels fluidically connected to the bore, and an outlet channel opening into the bore between the inlet channels. The piston includes two control collars, a piston neck, and piston control edges that delimit the collars from the neck, and that have circular shapes with a recess. The recess has a portion that, in a cross-sectional plane perpendicular to an axis of the piston, is constant and sized such that a flushing quantity is reduced when the portion of the recess is situated in a region of a corresponding housing control edge relative to a quantity when the piston is in an end position. The collars guide the piston so as to be longitudinally displaceable in the bore, and are spaced apart by the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Froehlich, Markus Gepraegs, Patrick Weidele
  • Patent number: 10774395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a component made of austenitic manganese alloyed steel using transformation induced plasticity. The component is deformed so that the component has an essentially same thickness of 0.5-2 millimeter in each region of the component, and the component has at least two regions having different mechanical property values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Outokumpu Oyj
    Inventors: Thomas Fröhlich, Stefan Lindner
  • Patent number: 10752445
    Abstract: A conveying unit for a superordinate conveying system for transporting goods on a transport plane. The conveying unit has transport rollers, drive devices, at least one adjustment apparatus and a control unit. The transport rollers rotate about axes at an actuatable rotational speed and with an actuatable direction of rotation. The drive device can be actuated to drive the transport rollers. The axes of rotation of the transport rollers can be actuated about their respective pivot axes by their own pivot axis angle and can be adjusted by rotation. The adjustment apparatus can be actuated to adjust the axes of rotation of the transport rollers about their respective pivot axes. The control unit actuates the conveying unit, and the conveying unit additionally has a connection apparatus for connecting the conveying unit to the superordinate conveying system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Froehlich, Alexander Schnurr
  • Patent number: 10718769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds comprising one or more hydrophobic domains and a hydrophilic domain comprising PEG moieties, useful for binding cells, as well as uses and compositions related thereto. The compounds are useful for immobilizing and/or stabilizing cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Josel, Dieter Heindl, Thomas Froehlich, Stefanie Froehner
  • Publication number: 20200168657
    Abstract: The assembly comprises a semiconductor device with an active-pixel array, a readout circuit chip or plurality of readout circuit chips mounted outside the active-pixel array, the readout circuit chip or plurality of readout circuit chips being configured to read out voltages or currents provided by the active-pixel array, and electric connections between the active-pixel array and the readout circuit chip or plurality of readout circuit chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Froehlich, Michael Leitner, Thomas Troxler, Josef PERTL, Dominik Hollinger, Thomas Mueller, Andreas Fitzi, Jens Hofrichter
  • Patent number: 10654123
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a sandwich panel as a semi-finished product where at least one layer of a non-metallic material is positioned between at least two metallic layers. At least one of the metal layers is shaped into a three dimensional layer, and the metal layers are in direct mechanical contact to enable resistance weldability of the semi-finished product in order to connect the semi-finished product to a desired combination of solutions in a subsequent manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Outokumpu Oyj
    Inventors: Thomas Fröhlich, Stefan Lindner
  • Publication number: 20200141929
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to use of a reagent for the lysis of erythrocytes, a method of lysing erythrocytes and a kit comprising the reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Waltraud Ankenbauer, Thomas Froehlich, Stefanie Froehner