Patents by Inventor Thomas Gessner

Thomas Gessner 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: 20220154103
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch
  • Publication number: 20220144869
    Abstract: Heteroleptic carbene complexes and the use thereof in organic electronics The present invention relates to heteroleptic complexes comprising a phenylimidazole or phenyltriazole unit bonded via a carbene bond to a central metal atom, and phenylimidazole ligands attached via a nitrogen-metal bond to the central atom, to OLEDs which comprise such heteroleptic complexes, to light-emitting layers comprising at least one such heteroleptic complex, to a device selected from the group consisting of illuminating elements, stationary visual display units and mobile visual display units comprising such an OLED, to the use of such a heteroleptic complex in OLEDs, for example as emitter, matrix material, charge transport material and/or charge blocker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Evelyn FUCHS, Oliver MOLT, Korinna DORMANN, Thomas GESSNER, Nicolle LANGER, Ingo MUENSTER, JianQiang QU, Christian LENNARTZ, Christian SCHILDKNECHT, Soichi WATANABE, Gerhard WAGENBLAST, Guenter SCHMID, Herbert Friedrich BOERNER, Volker van ELSBERGEN
  • Patent number: 11274265
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA. Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch
  • Publication number: 20220056369
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 11198836
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 11189806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to heteroleptic complexes comprising a phenylimidazole or phenyltriazole unit bonded via a carbene bond to a central metal atom, and phenylimidazole ligands attached via a nitrogen-metal bond to the central atom, to OLEDs which comprise such heteroleptic complexes, to light-emitting layers comprising at least one such heteroleptic complex, to a device selected from the group consisting of illuminating elements, stationary visual display units and mobile visual display units comprising such an OLED, to the use of such a heteroleptic complex in OLEDs, for example as emitter, matrix material, charge transport material and/or charge blocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Evelyn Fuchs, Oliver Molt, Korinna Dormann, Thomas Gessner, Nicolle Langer, Ingo Muenster, JianQiang Qu, Christian Lennartz, Christian Schildknecht, Soichi Watanabe, Gerhard Wagenblast, Guenter Schmid, Herbert Friedrich Boerner, Volker van Elsbergen
  • Patent number: 11170573
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the refining and coarsening of a polyhedra mesh. The refinement includes identifying a plurality of polyhedral cells within a polyhedra mesh. A plurality of parent faces having a plurality of parent face edges are extracted for each polyhedral cell within the polyhedra mesh. For each parent face, a plurality of nodes are defined and connected either isotropically or anisotropically. A plurality of non-overlapping child faces are generated with a perimeter defined by a combination of parent face edges and child face edges. A plurality of child cells are generated from the connection of child faces of the plurality of non-overlapping child faces. Subsequent coarsening of the plurality of child cells occurs by the simultaneous agglomeration into each respective parent cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Menon, Thomas Gessner
  • Publication number: 20210071108
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as cleaning compositions and rinse aid compositions. The solid surfactant systems are prilled, pastilled, flaked or granular solids and are incorporated into solid formulations at high concentrations for both improved performance and manufacturing benefits. The methods of using the solid compositions containing the surfactant systems for cleaning applications and rinse aid applications are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: JANEL MARIE KIEFFER, JAMES S. DAILEY, THOMAS GESSNER, DOMINIK LANZINGER, JUERGEN TROPSCH
  • Publication number: 20200402306
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the refining and coarsening of a polyhedra mesh. The refinement includes identifying a plurality of polyhedral cells within a polyhedra mesh. A plurality of parent faces having a plurality of parent face edges are extracted for each polyhedral cell within the polyhedra mesh. For each parent face, a plurality of nodes are defined and connected either isotropically or anisotropically. A plurality of non-overlapping child faces are generated with a perimeter defined by a combination of parent face edges and child face edges. A plurality of child cells are generated from the connection of child faces of the plurality of non-overlapping child faces. Subsequent coarsening of the plurality of child cells occurs by the simultaneous agglomeration into each respective parent cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Sandeep MENON, Thomas GESSNER
  • Publication number: 20200373503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to heteroleptic complexes comprising a phenylimidazole or phenyltriazole unit bonded via a carbene bond to a central metal atom, and phenylimidazole ligands attached via a nitrogen-metal bond to the central atom, to OLEDs which comprise such heteroleptic complexes, to light-emitting layers comprising at least one such heteroleptic complex, to a device selected from the group consisting of illuminating elements, stationary visual display units and mobile visual display units comprising such an OLED, to the use of such a heteroleptic complex in OLEDs, for example as emitter, matrix material, charge transport material and/or charge blocker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: BASF SE, OLEDWORKS GMBH, OSRAM OLEO GMBH
    Inventors: Evelyn FUCHS, Oliver MOLT, Korinna DORMANN, Thomas GESSNER, Nicolle LANGER, lngo MUENSTER, JianQiang Qu, Christian LENNARTZ, Christian SCHILDKNECHT, Soichi WATANABE, Gerhard WAGENBLAST, Guenter SCHMID, Herbert Friedrich BOERNER, Volker van ELSBERGEN
  • Patent number: 10837667
    Abstract: A method of controlling an HVAC system can include receiving audio that includes a predefined trigger phrase followed by a voice command to change a set point temperature of the HVAC system to a requested set point value, converting the audio into a natural language audio stream, identifying the predefined trigger phrase in the natural language audio stream, transmitting a part of the natural language audio stream that includes the voice command to a remote web service for identifying the voice command therein, receiving a first building control device command generated by and from the remote web service at a building control device when the requested set point value is within a predetermined range, and receiving a second building control command generated by and from the remote web service at the building control device when the requested set point value is outside of the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Nelson, David Bures, Petr Kasparik, Soumitri Kolavennu, Roman Konecny, Amit Kulkarni, Daniel Becvar, Martin Adamek, Juraj Buno, Steven Hoglund, Libor Horky, Jan Malek, Adam Nemcek, Martin Skala, Tomas Losak, Josef Novotny, Thomas Gessner, Preston Gilmer, Ix, Hari Thiruvengada, Christopher Goh, Robert D. Juntunen, David Mulhouse, Cary Leen, Heidi Finch
  • Patent number: 10803661
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the refining and coarsening of a polyhedra mesh. The refinement includes identifying a plurality of polyhedral cells within a polyhedra mesh. A plurality of parent faces having a plurality of parent face edges are extracted for each polyhedral cell within the polyhedra mesh. For each parent face, a plurality of nodes are defined and connected either isotropically or anisotropically. A plurality of non-overlapping child faces are generated with a perimeter defined by a combination of parent face edges and child face edges. A plurality of child cells are generated from the connection of child faces of the plurality of non-overlapping child faces. Subsequent coarsening of the plurality of child cells occurs by the simultaneous agglomeration into each respective parent cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Menon, Thomas Gessner
  • Patent number: 10784448
    Abstract: Metal carbene complexes comprising at least one imidazo-quinoxaline ligand, organic electronic devices, especially OLEDs (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) which comprise such complexes, a light-emitting layer comprising at least one inventive metal carbene complex, an apparatus selected from the group consisting of illuminating elements, stationary visual display units and mobile visual display units comprising such an OLED, the use of such a metal carbene complex for electrophotographic photoreceptors, photoelectric converters, organic solar cells (organic photovoltaics), switching elements, organic light emitting field effect transistors (OLEFETs), image sensors, dye lasers and electroluminescent devices and a process for preparing such metal carbene complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Murer, Thomas Geßner, Christian Eickhoff, Jan Birnstock, Falk May, Klaus Kahle
  • Publication number: 20200256575
    Abstract: An HVAC controller may be controlled in response to a natural language audio message that is not recognizable by the HVAC controller as a command, where the natural language audio message is translated into a command recognizable by the HVAC controller. The HVAC controller may be a thermostat and may include a housing that at least partially houses a control module, a microphone, a speaker, a display, and a voice recognition module. The voice recognition module recognizes a predetermined audible trigger from a recorded voice message or streamed voice message, and in response, provide one or more audio clips via the speaker and/or video clips via the display to assist users in operating the thermostat. A user may communicate with the thermostat via the thermostat and/or a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jay Nelson, Hari Thiruvengada, Preston Gilmer, Thomas Gessner, Martin Adamek, Martin Skala, Juraj Buno, Soumitri Kolavennu, Max Peterschmidt, Libor Horky, Cary Leen, Heidi Finch
  • Publication number: 20200248099
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: JANEL MARIE KIEFFER, TERRENCE P. EVERSON, JAMES S. DAILEY, THOMAS GESSNER, JUERGEN TROPSCH
  • Publication number: 20200251667
    Abstract: An organic electronic device, preferably an organic light-emitting diode (OLED), comprising at least one metal-carbene complex comprising one, two or three specific bidentate diazabenzimidazole carbene ligands; a light-emitting layer comprising said metal-carbene complex as emitter material, preferably in combination with at least one host material; the use of said metal-carbene complex in an OLED; an apparatus selected from the group consisting of stationary visual display units, mobile visual display units, illumination units, units in items of clothing, units in handbags, units in accessories, units in furniture and units in wallpaper comprising said organic electronic device, preferably said OLED, or said light-emitting layer; the metal-carbene complex comprising one, two or three specific bidentate diazabenzimidazole carbene ligands mentioned above and a process for the preparation of said metal-carbene complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Peter MURER, Korinna DORMANN, Flavio Luiz, Glauco BATTAGLIARIN, Stefan METZ, Ute HEINEMEYER, Christian LENNARTZ, Gerhard WAGENBLAST, Soichi WATANABE, Thomas GEßNER
  • Patent number: 10683466
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: Ecolab USA Inc., BASF SE
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 10670289
    Abstract: An HVAC controller controllable in response to a natural language audio message that is not recognizable by the HVAC controller as a command, where the natural language audio message is translated into a command recognizable by the HVAC controller. The HVAC controller may be a thermostat and may include a housing that at least partially houses a control module, a microphone, a speaker, a display, and a voice recognition module. The voice recognition module recognizes a predetermined audible trigger from a recorded voice message or streamed voice message, and in response, provide one or more audio clips via the speaker and/or video clips via the display to assist users in operating the thermostat. A user may communicate with the thermostat via the thermostat and/or via a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Jay Nelson, Hari Thiruvengada, Preston Gilmer, Thomas Gessner, Martin Adamek, Martin Skala, Juraj Buno, Soumitri Kolavennu, Max Peterschmidt, Libor Horky
  • Publication number: 20200136064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of transition metal-carbene complexes in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), to a light-emitting layer, to a blocking layer for electrons or excitons, or to a blocking layer for holes, each comprising these transition metal-carbene complexes, to OLEDs comprising these transition metal-carbene complexes, to devices which comprise an inventive OLED, and to transition metal-carbene complexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Martina Egen, Klaus Kahle, Markus Bold, Thomas Gessner, Christian Lennartz, Simon Nord, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Mukundan Thelakkat, Markus Baete, Christian Neuber, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Christian Schildknecht, Hans-Hermann Johannes
  • Publication number: 20200123467
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch