Patents by Inventor Thomas Horn

Thomas Horn 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: 10704029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mutant 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (3-HBDH) with improved performance relative to the wild-type 3-HBDH, a nucleic acid encoding the mutant 3-HBDH, a cell comprising the mutant 3-HBDH or the nucleic acid, a method of determining the amount or concentration of 3-hydroxybutyrate in a sample, and a device for determining the amount or concentration of 3-hydroxybutyrate in a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniela Beck, Mara Boenitz-Dulat, Peter Kratzsch, Thomas Streidl, Carina Horn
  • Publication number: 20200131959
    Abstract: The invention relates to method for operating an internal combustion engine that has at least two combustion chambers, of which at least one is operated at a substoichiometric air-fuel ratio and of which at least another is operated at a superstoichiometric air-fuel ratio. The outlet of the internal combustion engine is connected to an exhaust gas system in which a three-way catalytic converter is arranged in the flow direction of an exhaust gas through an exhaust gas channel, and an exhaust gas heat-recovery device is arranged downstream from the three-way catalytic converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Falk-Christian BARON VON CEUMERN-LINDENSTJERNA, Stefan PAUKNER, André HORN, Michael KAACK, Thomas MAISCHIK, Asmus CARSTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200121963
    Abstract: A system includes a pressure regulator including a housing, an inlet for connection to a pressurized gas comprising oxygen, and at least one energy transfer element. The system further includes a respiration facepiece including at least one seal system to form a sealing engagement with the face of a user to encompass the nose and mouth of the user, thereby creating a volume of sealing engagement between the respiration facepiece and the user, an opening into the volume of sealing engagement of the respiration facepiece in communicative connection with an interface for removable attachment of the pressure regulator to the respiration facepiece, and an inspiration port in fluid connection with the interface and in fluid connection with the volume of sealing engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: CARSTEN LEUSCHNER, KLAUS SCHMIDTKE, MARCO TEKELENBURG, MICHAEL HORN, DETLEF KIELOW, THOMAS KUBA
  • Publication number: 20200125221
    Abstract: The technology described herein is capable of generating and presenting graphical user interfaces for displaying shared content, configuring space objects (also simply called spaces), posting digital content items to various spaces, inviting other users to contribute digital content items to various spaces, forking digital content items posted in one space or post object to another space or post object, contextual searching, posting rich comments in association with a post including graphical and textual data, and so forth. Further, the technology may provide suggestive search based on the spaces associated with a user, generate and exchange data with other nodes on a computer network, generate notification data including notifications reflecting updates posted to spaces by various users, and coalesce related comments to reduce number of notifications that each user receives and/or through which a user may have to navigate or scroll through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Dongfang Chen, Thomas Horn, Maor Roytman, Joseph M. Rozier, Praveen Vutukuru Venkata Rama Ranga, Lukasz Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 10605337
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle wherein the drive shaft (An) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the first shift element (K1) to the first shaft (1) and by the second shift element (K2) to the second shaft (2). The second shaft (2) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the fifth shift element (B2) to the housing (3). The third shaft (4) is rotationally fixedly connected to the third gear set element of the second planetary gear set (RS2) and to the first gear set element of the third planetary gear set and is rotationally fixedly connectable by the sixth shift element (B1) to the housing (3). The second gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the output shaft (Ab), and the third gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the second shaft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Max Bachmann, Martin Brehmer, Anton Fritzer, Suryanto Hendrawan, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Raffael Kuberczyk, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Martin Rattay, Matthias Reisch, Wolfgang Rieger, Thomas Rosemeier, Lara Ruth Turner, Michael Roske, Viktor Warth, Bernd Unseld, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer
  • Publication number: 20200087633
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved variants of variants of the Glucose Dehydrogenases (GlucDH) derived from Bacillus subtilis having improved properties in the presence of cNAD as cofactor, to genes encoding such variant GlucDHs, to proteins of such GlucDH variants, and to different applications of these GlucDH variants, particularly for determining concentrations of sugars, especially of glucose, in samples such as bodily fluids, especially blood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Mara Boenitz-Dulat, Carina Horn, Peter Kratzsch, Thomas Meier, Markus Rudolph, Bernd Schneidinger
  • Publication number: 20200022868
    Abstract: An ancillary unit of a motor vehicle, which may particularly be a massage device for a vehicle seat, includes an electrically conductive housing and a planar printed circuit board. A narrow side of the printed circuit board has an electrically conductive section, which is brought into electrical contact with the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO. KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT, BAMBERG
    Inventors: Peter HORN, Thomas WEINGAERTNER, Alexander MUELLER
  • Patent number: 10533643
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle wherein the drive shaft (An) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the first shift element (K3) to the first shaft (1) and the first shaft is rotationally fixedly connectable by the second shift element (B2) to the housing (2). A sun gear of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the third shift element (K2) to the drive shaft (An). A carrier of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is rotationally fixedly connected to the output shaft (Ab) and to a ring gear of the second planetary gear set (RS2). A ring gear of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is rotationally fixedly connected to the second shaft (3), wherein the second shaft (3) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the fourth shift element (B1) to the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Max Bachmann, Martin Brehmer, Anton Fritzer, Suryanto Hendrawan, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Raffael Kuberczyk, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Martin Rattay, Matthias Reisch, Wolfgang Rieger, Thomas Rosemeier, Lara Ruth Turner, Michael Roske, Viktor Warth, Bernd Unseld, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer
  • Publication number: 20200011306
    Abstract: An axial piston motor having a cylinder housing, in which a plurality of cylinders are formed, and having pistons which are movably guided in the cylinders, wherein the pistons are attached to a swash plate and wherein a flow of a fluid that has entered via an inlet into the axial piston motor is controlled into and out of the cylinders by means of inlet and outlet valves, wherein the inlet and/or outlet valves comprise fluid change openings which are formed in a cylinder head plate and which can be temporarily released and covered by means of a rotary slide, for which purpose the rotary slide forms at least one passage opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Asmus CARSTENSEN, Artur SEMKE, Thomas SCHULENBURG, Andreas HERR, Marcus DALLMANN, Bernd HUPFELD, Holger LANGE, Andre HORN, Michael KAACK, Thomas MAISCHIK, Uwe KAMMANN
  • Publication number: 20190394147
    Abstract: Implementations relate to embedded programs and interfaces for chat conversations. In some implementations, a method includes initiating an embedded application in association with a chat interface displayed by a messaging application that executes at least in part on a first user device. The chat interface displays messages originating from other user devices participating in a chat conversation over a network and associated with chat users. An indication is received over the network that one or more particular devices of the other user devices have connected to an embedded session associated with the embedded application. In response, chat identities associated with particular users of the particular user devices are provided from the messaging application to the embedded application. The particular users are designated as member users of the embedded session, and the embedded application is updated based on data received from particular user devices of the embedded session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam RODRIGUEZ, Rendong CHEN, Florbela LEI, Thomas HORN, Masumi MATSUMOTO, Bin ZHU, Yohan LAUNAY, Dillon GOEIJ, Xiaowen Karen ZHANG, Tze Wei Ian LEOW, Chen-Ting CHUANG
  • Patent number: 10512797
    Abstract: A system includes a pressure regulator including a housing, an inlet for connection to a pressurized gas comprising oxygen, and at least one energy transfer element. The system further includes a respiration facepiece including at least one seal system to form a sealing engagement with the face of a user to encompass the nose and mouth of the user, thereby creating a volume of sealing engagement between the respiration facepiece and the user, an opening into the volume of sealing engagement of the respiration facepiece in communicative connection with an interface for removable attachment of the pressure regulator to the respiration facepiece, and an inspiration port in fluid connection with the interface and in fluid connection with the volume of sealing engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MSA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Carsten Leuschner, Klaus Schmidtke, Marco Tekelenburg, Michael Horn, Detlef Kielow, Thomas Kuba
  • Publication number: 20190365741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pharmaceutical combinations comprising a cyclin dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor compound, (b) a mitogen activated protein kinase (MEK) inhibitor compound, and optionally (c) an alpha-isoform specific phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor compound, for the treatment or prevention of cancer, as well as related pharmaceutical compositions, uses, and methods of treatment or prevention of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Giordano Caponigro, Thomas Horn-Spirohn, Joseph Lehar
  • Publication number: 20190322550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for treating a liquid with a plasma, wherein the device (10) has a high-voltage electrode (20) as well as a liquid-permeable ground electrode device (30). The ground electrode device (30) has a flat, conductive region (32) and a porous region (34) arranged on the flat, conductive region (32), wherein the conductive region (32) is liquid-permeable along its flat extension. A discharge space (40) is formed between the ground electrode device (30) and the high-voltage electrode (20). A first dielectric (50) is arranged on the high-voltage electrode (20) so that a plasma can be generated in the discharge space (40) by means of a dielectric barrier discharge. Moreover, the device (10) has an initial flow volume (60) into which the liquid (12) can be conducted, and that is surrounded by a wall (62).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter WELTMANN, Ronny BRANDENBURG, Manfred STIEBER, Stefan HORN, Michael SCHMIDT, Thomas VON WOEDTKE, Jörn WINTER
  • Publication number: 20190322994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protease variant which is at least 90% identical to the full length amino acid sequence of a Kumamolisin AS backbone as set forth in any of SEQ ID NOs 1-3, while maintaining proteolytic activity, or a fragment, fraction or shuffled variant thereof maintaining proteolytic activity, which protease variant demonstrates altered or improved stability compared to the Kumamolisin AS wildtype as set forth in SEQ ID NO 4, or the Kumamolisin AS backbone as set forth in any of SEQ ID NOs 1-3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Michels, Andreas Scheidig, Christian Elend, Claudia Krapp, Thomas Horn
  • Publication number: 20190297039
    Abstract: Implementations relate to suggested items for use with embedded applications in chat conversations. In some implementations, a method includes causing a chat interface to be displayed by a first user device, the chat interface generated by a messaging application. The chat interface is configured to display, in a chat conversation, messages provided by user devices participating in the chat conversation over a network. An embedded interface is associated with the chat interface and displayed by an embedded application associated with the messaging application. A suggestion event is determined to occur in association with the embedded application based on received data that indicates that a particular event has occurred at one or more other user devices participating in the chat conversation. Suggested response items are obtained based on the suggestion event, and the suggested response items are displayed by the first user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam RODRIGUEZ, Rendong CHEN, Thomas HORN, Florbela LEI, Yohan LAUNAY, Chen-Ting CHUANG, Bin ZHU
  • Patent number: 10404636
    Abstract: Implementations relate to embedded programs and interfaces for chat conversations. In some implementations, a method includes initiating an embedded application in association with a chat interface displayed by a messaging application that executes at least in part on a first user device. The chat interface displays messages originating from other user devices participating in a chat conversation over a network and associated with chat users. An indication is received over the network that one or more particular devices of the other user devices have connected to an embedded session associated with the embedded application. In response, chat identities associated with particular users of the particular user devices are provided from the messaging application to the embedded application. The particular users are designated as member users of the embedded session, and the embedded application is updated based on data received from particular user devices of the embedded session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Rodriguez, Rendong Chen, Florbela Lei, Thomas Horn, Masumi Matsumoto, Bin Zhu, Yohan Launay, Dillon Goeij, Xiaowen Karen Zhang, Tze Wei Ian Leow, Chen-Ting Chuang
  • Publication number: 20190232623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite material comprising one or more fibre layers of a fibre material, and a silicon-containing copolycarbonate as matrix material. The fibre layer(s) is/are embedded in the matrix material. The present invention further relates to a process for producing these composite materials and to the use thereof for production of construction or housing parts, and to the construction or housing parts themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Alexander MEYER, Thomas GRIMM, Klaus HORN, Timo KUHLMANN
  • Patent number: 10352404
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a hybrid vehicle includes a drive shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), an electric motor (EM) with a rotationally fixed stator (S) and with a rotatable rotor (R), and five shift elements (03, 04, 05, 14, 15). Six forward gear ratios (1 to 6) and one reverse gear ratio (R1) are formable through selective pairwise closure of the five shift elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Kim Führer, Andreas Geiger, Matthias Horn, Thomas Riedisser
  • Patent number: 10348658
    Abstract: Implementations relate to suggested items for use with embedded applications in chat conversations. In some implementations, a method includes causing a chat interface to be displayed by a first user device, the chat interface generated by a messaging application. The chat interface is configured to display, in a chat conversation, messages provided by user devices participating in the chat conversation over a network. An embedded interface is associated with the chat interface and displayed by an embedded application associated with the messaging application. A suggestion event is determined to occur in association with the embedded application based on received data that indicates that a particular event has occurred at one or more other user devices participating in the chat conversation. Suggested response items are obtained based on the suggestion event, and the suggested response items are displayed by the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Rodriguez, Rendong Chen, Thomas Horn, Florbela Lei, Yohan Launay, Chen-Ting Chuang, Bin Zhu
  • Patent number: D880027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher Aaron Horn, Seth Thomas Bergerud, Robert Douglas Clark, Michael Lee Frank, Tyler Barron Jones