Patents by Inventor Thomas Heinze

Thomas Heinze 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: 10364412
    Abstract: According to various aspects and embodiments, a system and method for aerobic fermentation of an aqueous sugar solution is provided. The system includes a vessel, at least one air diffuser in fluid communication with an interior of the vessel, and at least one blower that is configured to deliver air to the at least one air diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis, Aiichiro Yoshida, Karen Heinze
  • Patent number: 10308433
    Abstract: A conveyor belt includes a conveyor belt slat that is coupled to a side carrier by a locking connection between the slat and the carrier at least along the side edges of the conveyor belt slat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCE CASTLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Adomaitis, Frank Anthony Agnello, Richard Bauer, Eloy Cerda, Mark Edward Fastabend, Sean Patrick Forrest, Charles B. Hartfelder, Karl R. Heinze, Scott R. Hammac, Kyle Thomas Kestner, Christine Suen Laub, Eugene Stanley Maslana, Calvin States Nelson, Laurence A. Schoell, Zoran Ulicevic, Aleksandr Yazvin, Loren J. Veltrop, Brian J. Truesdale, Dennis Malkowski
  • Patent number: 10233260
    Abstract: A functionalization is performed with a dissolved oligo- or polysaccharide derivative which contains at least one free functional group, especially an amino group, linked through a polar carbamate linkage and a spacer (X), according to the general formula I:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FZMB GMBH Forschungszentrum Fuer Medizintechnik Und Biotechnologie
    Inventors: Thomas Heinze, Holger Wondraczek, Thomas Elschner, Friedrich Scholz
  • Publication number: 20190002801
    Abstract: Provided herein are polysaccharide derivatives substituted (a) at a degree of substitution (DS1) of at least 0.05 by a fluorescent group (FG) having a mono or polycyclic ring system including at least one heteroatom selected from N, O and S and conjugated double bonds, and having an absorption band in the UV region of light and an emission band in the visible region of light, and bonded via a first linker to any one of the native functional groups of the polysaccharide repeating units; and (b) at a degree of substitution (DS2) of at least 0.05 by a charged group (CG) bonded via a second linker to any one of the native functional groups of the polysaccharide repeating units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Åbo Akademi University
    Inventors: Pedro FARDIM, Thomas HEINZE, Holger WONDRACZEK, Olga GABOVA
  • Publication number: 20180346846
    Abstract: Compositions and methods to improve the cleaning performance of washing agents during laundering of textiles are disclosed. Compositions described use 6-desoxy-6-amino-celluloses. Methods for laundering textiles, in which a detergent and a soil release active ingredient are used in the form of a cellulose derivative as defined above, are also included. These methods can be performed manually or as appropriate with the aid of a conventional domestic washing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Frank Janssen, Mareile Job, Christa Junkes, Anja von Kathen, Thomas Heinze, Kristin Ganske
  • Publication number: 20180326075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dialysis solution having at least one osmotic agent, with the osmotic agent being a polysaccharide modified by 2-sulfoethyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicants: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAET JENA
    Inventors: Thomas HEINZE, Robert HAMPE, Robert BERLICH, Lisa FINKLER, Jens, Lothar BURKHART
  • Patent number: 10076531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dialysis solution having at least one osmotic agent, wherein the osmotic agent is starch propylphosphonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Berlich, Thomas Schweitzer, Lisa Finkler, Thomas Heinze, Robert Hampe
  • Publication number: 20180232810
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for selecting a value of portfolio weight for each of a plurality of assets of a portfolio, each asset having a defined expected return and a defined standard deviation of return, each asset having a covariance with respect to each of every other asset of the plurality of assets, the method may comprise the following steps: a. creating a mean-risk portfolio optimization model/problem to compute the mean-risk efficient frontier based at least on input data characterizing the defined expected return and the defined standard deviation of return of each of the plurality of assets; b. adding a diversification function to the mean-risk portfolio optimization model/problem; c. computing the diversified efficient frontier; and d. selecting a portfolio weight for each asset from the diversified efficient frontier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: PROVINZIAL RHEINLAND VERSICHERUNG AG
    Inventor: THOMAS HEINZE
  • Publication number: 20160367574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dialysis solution having at least one osmotic agent, wherein the osmotic agent is starch propylphosphonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Berlich, Thomas Schweitzer, Lisa Finkler, Thomas Heinze, Robert Hampe
  • Patent number: 9523064
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid detergent is proposed, containing a surfactant and optionally additional conventional constituents, said agent containing sulfoethyl cellulose having a substitution rate of 0.3 to 0.9 and/or the salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Mareile Job, Birgit Gluesen, Christian Kropf, Bent Rogge, Michael Strotz, Thomas Heinze
  • Patent number: 9424150
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for a fault tolerance based query execution are described herein. Queries are received from users, the queries including operators. A multi-query optimization is performed on the operators included in the queries to obtain a query plan. A fault tolerance degree is determined for the operators included in the query plan. Based on the fault tolerance degree of the operators, nodes are assigned to the operators included in the query plan. The assigned nodes execute the operators included in the query plan to execute the queries. In one aspect, the nodes simultaneously execute the operators included in the query plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Zbigniew Jerzak, Thomas Heinze
  • Publication number: 20160009825
    Abstract: It was the object to perform surface functionalization with as low as possible a procedural effort and without deleterious side effects, wherein the functionalized surface is to have a permanent chemical activity and a high degree of substitution (DS) of higher than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: fzmb GmbH Forschungszentrum fuer Medizintechnik und Biotechnologie
    Inventors: Thomas HEINZE, Holger WONDRACZEK, Thomas ELSCHNER, Friedrich SCHOLZ
  • Publication number: 20150368591
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid detergent is proposed, containing a surfactant and optionally additional conventional constituents, said agent containing sulfoethyl cellulose having a substitution rate of 0.3 to 0.9 and/or the salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mareile Job, Birgit Gluesen, Christian Kropf, Bent Rogge, Michael Strotz, Thomas Heinze
  • Patent number: 9002822
    Abstract: A cost monitoring system can monitor a cost of queries executing in a complex event processing system, running on top of a pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure. Certain embodiments may employ a generic, cloud-platform independent cost model, multi-query optimization, cost calculation, and/or operator placement techniques, in order to monitor and explain query cost down to an operator level. Certain embodiments may monitor costs in near real-time, as they are created. Embodiments may function independent of an underlying complex event processing system and the underlying cloud platform. Embodiments can optimize a work plan of the cloud-based system so as to minimize cost for the end user, matching the cost model of the underlying cloud platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Zbigniew Jerzak, Thomas Heinze, Yuanzhen Ji
  • Patent number: 9002823
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to embodiments provide elasticity for complex event processing (CEP) systems. Embodiments may comprise at least the following three components: (1) incremental query optimization, (2) operator placement, and (3) cost explanation. Incremental query optimization allows avoiding simultaneous computation of identical results by performing operator-level query reuse and subsumption. Using automatic operator placement, a centralized CEP engine can be transformed into a distributed one by dynamically distributing and adjusting the execution according to unpredictable changes in data and query load. Cost explanation functionality can provide end users with near real-time insight into the monetary cost of the whole system, down to operator level granularity. Combination of these components allows a CEP system to be scaled up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Zbigniew Jerzak, Thomas Heinze, Yuanzhen Ji
  • Patent number: 8901054
    Abstract: Solutions of cellulose or cellulose ethers in solvent containing triethylheptylammonium chloride, triethyloctylammonium chloride, triethylhexylammonium acetate, triethylheptylammonium acetate, triethyloctylammonium acetate, triethylnonylammonium acetate and/or triethyldecylammonium acetate are provided. The solvent may further include up to 70 wt % of at least one organic solvent, with acetone being the preferred organic solvent. The solution can be formed into a paste for removing paint from wood or metal surfaces. The cellulose (ether) solution can also serve as a reaction medium in which the cellulose and/or the cellulose ether are chemically modified. Finally, the cellulose (ether) solution can be processed into cellulosic shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SE Tylose GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Mike Kleinert, Thomas Heinze, Tim Liebert, Marc Kostag
  • Publication number: 20140171352
    Abstract: Solutions of cellulose or cellulose ethers in solvent containing triethylheptylammonium chloride, triethyloctylammonium chloride, triethylhexylammonium acetate, triethylheptylammonium acetate, triethyloctylammonium acetate, triethylnonylammonium acetate and/or triethyldecylammonium acetate are provided. The solvent may further include up to 70 wt % of at least one organic solvent, with acetone being the preferred organic solvent. The solution can be formed into a paste for removing paint from wood or metal surfaces. The cellulose (ether) solution can also serve as a reaction medium in which the cellulose and/or the cellulose ether are chemically modified. Finally, the cellulose (ether) solution can be processed into cellulosic shaped articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Mike KLEINERT, Thomas HEINZE, Tim LIEBERT, Marc KOSTAG
  • Publication number: 20140006384
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to embodiments provide elasticity for complex event processing (CEP) systems. Embodiments may comprise at least the following three components: (1) incremental query optimization, (2) operator placement, and (3) cost explanation. Incremental query optimization allows avoiding simultaneous computation of identical results by performing operator-level query reuse and subsumption. Using automatic operator placement, a centralized CEP engine can be transformed into a distributed one by dynamically distributing and adjusting the execution according to unpredictable changes in data and query load. Cost explanation functionality can provide end users with near real-time insight into the monetary cost of the whole system, down to operator level granularity. Combination of these components allows a CEP system to be scaled up and down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Zbigniew Jerzak, Thomas Heinze, Yuanzhen Ji
  • Publication number: 20130346390
    Abstract: A cost monitoring system can monitor a cost of queries executing in a complex event processing system, running on top of a pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure. Certain embodiments may employ a generic, cloud-platform independent cost model, multi-query optimization, cost calculation, and/or operator placement techniques, in order to monitor and explain query cost down to an operator level. Certain embodiments may monitor costs in near real-time, as they are created. Embodiments may function independent of an underlying complex event processing system and the underlying cloud platform. Embodiments can optimize a work plan of the cloud-based system so as to minimize cost for the end user, matching the cost model of the underlying cloud platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Zbigniew Jerzak, Thomas Heinze, Yuanzhen Ji
  • Patent number: 8541571
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a simple and new method for the homogeneous synthesis of cellulose ethers. Ionic liquids are not only used as solvent, but also as reaction media for the homogeneous etherification of cellulose. The dissolved cellulose is treated with the etherification agent in the absence of organic and/or inorganic bases and in the absence and/or in the presence of moderate amounts of water. The obtained cellulose ethers show new distributions of substitution on the polymer chain, resulting in new properties and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eugen Moellmann, Thomas Heinze, Tim Liebert, Sarah Koehler