Patents by Inventor Thomas Geiger

Thomas Geiger 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: 20210221695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the calcination of a zeolitic material, wherein said process comprises the steps of (i) providing a zeolitic material comprising YO2 and optionally further comprising X2O3 in its framework structure in the form of a powder and/or of a suspension of the zeolitic material in a liquid, wherein Y stands for a tetravalent element and X stands for a trivalent element; (ii) atomization of the powder and/or of the suspension of the zeolitic material provided in (i) in a gas stream for obtaining an aerosol; (iii) calcination of the aerosol obtained in (ii) for obtaining a calcined powder; as well as to a zeolitic material obtainable and/or obtained according the inventive process, and to its use as a molecular sieve, as an adsorbent, for ion-exchange, as a catalyst, and/or as a catalyst support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Benedikt Kalo, Thomas Geiger, Rene Koenig, Ulrich Mueller, Stefan Maurer
  • Patent number: 10995008
    Abstract: A process for the calcination of a zeolitic material, wherein the process contains the steps of (i) providing a zeolitic material containing YO2 and optionally further containing X2O3 in its framework structure in the form of a powder and/or of a suspension of the zeolitic material in a liquid, wherein Y stands for a tetravalent element and X stands for a trivalent element; (ii) atomization of the powder and/or of the suspension of the zeolitic material provided in (i) in a gas stream for obtaining an aerosol; and (iii) calcination of the aerosol obtained in (ii) for obtaining a calcined powder, a zeolitic material obtained by the above process, and its use as a molecular sieve, as an adsorbent, for ion-exchange, as a catalyst, and/or as a catalyst support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Benedikt Kalo, Thomas Geiger, Rene Koenig, Ulrich Mueller, Stefan Maurer
  • Publication number: 20200290884
    Abstract: A process for the calcination of a zeolitic material, wherein the process contains the steps of (i) providing a zeolitic material containing YO2 and optionally further containing X2O3 in its framework structure in the form of a powder and/or of a suspension of the zeolitic material in a liquid, wherein Y stands for a tetravalent element and X stands for a trivalent element; (ii) atomization of the powder and/or of the suspension of the zeolitic material provided in (i) in a gas stream for obtaining an aerosol; and (iii) calcination of the aerosol obtained in (ii) for obtaining a calcined powder, a zeolitic material obtained by the above process, and its use as a molecular sieve, as an adsorbent for ion-exchange, as a catalyst, and/or as a catalyst support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Benedikt KALO, Thomas GEIGER, Rene KOENIG, Ulrich MUELLER, Stefan MAURER
  • Publication number: 20170061477
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying content using context-based interaction are provided. In example embodiments, a document is displayed, the document includes an image, a script and a program. By execution of the program included within the document, an analysis is initiated to identify a feature within the document as the key feature of the image. By execution of the script included within the document, the feature identified as the key feature of the image is highlighted. Detect a mouseover event over the key feature that is highlighted in the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Geiger
  • Patent number: 9519917
    Abstract: A method and a system for context-based real-time advertising are provided. In example embodiments, a document content that is displayed to a user may be analyzed and keywords may be identified. Selected listings from a publication system may be received; the selected listings may be selected using the keywords. The system may detect user events associated with the keywords and, in response to the detection of the user events, display information related to the listings while maintaining the displaying of the document content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Geiger
  • Patent number: 9323813
    Abstract: At least one service is provided with at least one item of formatted assessment information associated with a data record, the formatted assessment information having a format which is predefined by the service and is predefined with regard to a multilevel assessment scheme having a number of assessment levels. A first item of assessment information associated with the data record is generated on the basis of a detected user specification. A plurality of items of formatted assessment information which are associated with the data record and correspond to format specifications of different services are derived from the first assessment information. The assessment information generated in this manner is made available to the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Thomas Geiger, Alexander Hanke
  • Publication number: 20150088651
    Abstract: A method and a system for context-based real-time advertising are provided. In example embodiments, a document content that is displayed to a user may be analyzed and keywords may be identified. Selected listings from a publication system may be received; the selected listings may he selected using the keywords. The system may detect user events associated with the keywords and, in response to the detection of the user events, display information related to the listings while maintaining the displaying of the document content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Geiger
  • Patent number: 8728986
    Abstract: A metering device, a metering element, and a method for operating same, the metering element having a storage container open on one side for receiving the substances to be metered and a plunger which is axially movable and reversibly seals the opening of the storage container and which preferably has at least one centrally located metering opening for metering the substances provided in the storage container, the plunger including a separation device for particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Brinz, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Thomas Geiger
  • Patent number: 8717440
    Abstract: In a method for evaluating mechanical tests of a coating on a substrate, in a first step a mechanical stress is applied onto the coating, in a second step the substrate having the coating is isothermally clamped, in a third step an infrared photograph is generated of the region in which the mechanical stress is applied onto the coating in the first step, and in a fourth step the infrared photograph is evaluated. A device is arranged for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF AG
    Inventors: Eva Wagner, Thomas Brinz, Thomas Geiger, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Tobias Burk, Sebastian Koltzenburg, Wolfgang Schrof
  • Patent number: 8629079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a catalyst for the oxidation of ethylene to ethylene oxide, which comprises a) providing a support which comprises alumina and has been impregnated with silver or with a silver-comprising compound and has a temperature T0; and b) heating the impregnated support from the temperature T0 to a temperature T1 at a heating rate of at least 30 K/min, and also the catalyst itself which can be obtained by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tobias Rosendahl, Torsten Mäurer, Cornelia Katharina Dobner, Thomas Geiger, Achim Gritsch
  • Patent number: 8605349
    Abstract: An optical scanning system includes a frame having a central axis along which is mounted a first elevation mirror for receiving an incident light and reflecting the incident light along a first optical path, a telescope for receiving the reflected incident light and outputting an output light, a visible linear array imager for receiving the output light from the telescope, and a folding mirror positioned to receive part of the output light from the telescope and directing it to a linear array infrared imager. The optical scanning system scans large areas of sky using multiple linear sensors in order to detect, identify and track low and slow flying manned and unmanned aircraft as well as to surveil large areas of terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carlos G. Maraviglia, Michael Michelizzi, Kevin Cox, Thomas Geiger
  • Publication number: 20130232136
    Abstract: At least one service is provided with at least one item of formatted assessment information associated with a data record, the formatted assessment information having a format which is predefined by the service and is predefined with regard to a multilevel assessment scheme having a number of assessment levels. A first item of assessment information associated with the data record is generated on the basis of a detected user specification. A plurality of items of formatted assessment information which are associated with the data record and correspond to format specifications of different services are derived from the first assessment information. The assessment information generated in this manner is made available to the services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Thomas GEIGER, Alexander HANKE
  • Publication number: 20130070325
    Abstract: An optical scanning system includes a frame having a central axis along which is mounted a first elevation mirror for receiving an incident light and reflecting the incident light along a first optical path, a telescope for receiving the reflected incident light and outputting an output light, a visible linear array imager for receiving the output light from the telescope, and a folding mirror positioned to receive part of the output light from the telescope and directing it to a linear array infrared imager. The optical scanning system scans large areas of sky using multiple linear sensors in order to detect, identify and track low and slow flying manned and unmanned aircraft as well as to surveil large areas of terrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Carlos G. Maraviglia, Michael Michelizzi, Kevin Cox, Thomas Geiger
  • Patent number: 8363213
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting not fully set coatings and liquid or smearing impurities on a surface, in which in a first step a film is pressed onto a surface of a coating using a predefined press-on pressure, the film having a relative motion with respect to the surface of the coating, thereafter the film is pulled off the surface of the coating and finally it is determined whether impurities are adhering to the film. A device is also provided for performing the method, including at least one film, which may be pressed against a surface to be tested, at least one press-on roller having a surface by which the film is pressed against the coating, and at least one device for determining whether there are impurities adhering to the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF AG
    Inventors: Eva Wagner, Thomas Brinz, Thomas Geiger, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Tobias Burk, Sebastian Koltzenburg, Wolfgang Schrof
  • Publication number: 20120270753
    Abstract: A metering device, a metering element, and a method for operating same, the metering element having a storage container open on one side for receiving the substances to be metered and a plunger which is axially movable and reversibly seals the opening of the storage container and which preferably has at least one centrally located metering opening for metering the substances provided in the storage container, the plunger including a separation device for particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Brinz, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Thomas Geiger
  • Publication number: 20120264951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a catalyst for the oxidation of ethylene to ethylene oxide, which comprises a) providing a support which comprises alumina and has been impregnated with silver or with a silver-comprising compound and has a temperature T0; and b) heating the impregnated support from the temperature T0 to a temperature T1 at a heating rate of at least 30 K/min, and also the catalyst itself which can be obtained by this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tobias Rosendahl, Torsten Mäurer, Cornelia Katharina Dobner, Thomas Geiger, Achim Gritsch
  • Patent number: 8235953
    Abstract: A metering device, a metering element, and a method for operating same, the metering element having a storage container open on one side for receiving the substances to be metered and a plunger which is axially movable and reversibly seals the opening of the storage container and which preferably has at least one centrally located metering opening for metering the substances provided in the storage container, the plunger including a separation device for particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Brinz, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Thomas Geiger
  • Patent number: 8000515
    Abstract: A method and a device for inspecting surface coatings on workpieces, in particular of lacquer coatings, using an image capture and/or image processing system. The image capture and/or image processing system is designed to measure and/or process electromagnetic radiation from surface coating and/or a layer beneath it which is at least partially outside of the visible wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Brinz, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Thomas Geiger, Tobias Burk
  • Publication number: 20110039216
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for controlling the addition of an auxiliary fuel to combustion of at least one combustible material in a combustion chamber. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the process, in which the concentration is measured in the flue gas of at least one pollutant formed by incomplete combustion. In a second step, the rate of the auxiliary fuel fed to the combustion is increased when the concentration of the at least one pollutant in the flue gas exceeds a predetermined upper limiting value, or is decreased when the concentration measured of the at least one pollutant falls below a predetermined lower limiting value. Measurement of the concentration and setting the rate of the auxiliary fuel is repeated until the measured concentration of the at least one pollutant in the flue gas is in a range between the lower and upper limiting values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Thomas Geiger
  • Publication number: 20100328676
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting not fully set coatings and liquid or smearing impurities on a surface, in which in a first step a film is pressed onto a surface of a coating using a predefined press-on pressure, the film having a relative motion with respect to the surface of the coating, thereafter the film is pulled off the surface of the coating and finally it is determined whether impurities are adhering to the film. A device is also provided for performing the method, including at least one film, which may be pressed against a surface to be tested, at least one press-on roller having a surface by which the film is pressed against the coating, and at least one device for determining whether there are impurities adhering to the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Eva Wagner, Thomas Brinz, Thomas Geiger, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Tobias Burk, Sebastian Koltzenburg, Wolfgang Schrof