Patents by Inventor Thomas Krüger

Thomas Krüger 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: 20200392258
    Abstract: A process for producing superabsorbent particles, comprising drying of a polymer gel, removal of incompletely dried polymer particles, comminution of the polymer particles removed, recycling of the comminuted polymer particles and storage of the recycled polymer particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Pfeiffer, Matthias Weismantel, Jürgen Schröder, Karl Possemiers, Marco Krueger, Ruediger Funk
  • Publication number: 20200380475
    Abstract: A method is for inserting a further data block into a first ledger, the first ledger including data blocks. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a further medical dataset via an interface; determining the further data block via a calculation unit. The further data block includes the further medical dataset and a further link information. The further link information includes a hash of at least one of the data blocks of the first ledger. Finally, in an embodiment the method includes inserting the further data block into the first ledger via the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Benedikt KRUEGER, Thomas FRIESE, Thomas GOSSLER, Tilo CHRIST, Michael KELM, Moritz UEBLER, Friedrich HEGENDOERFER, Frank STEINMETZ, Markus KIRCHNER, Tobias HARTMANN, Michael ROMMEL, Swen CAMPAGNA, Xiang Sean ZHOU, Eric ALBRECHT, Robert SOELLNER
  • Publication number: 20200346494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rubberized reinforcing ply (1) for articles consisting of an elastomeric material, preferably for vehicle tires, wherein the reinforcing ply (1) has a multiplicity of textile strengthening members (2) which are arranged parallel to and spaced apart from one another, wherein each textile strengthening member (2) is composed of at least one twisted multifilament yarn composed of the material viscose. The reinforcing ply (1) satisfies the following condition: (D2/E0) in mm corresponds to a value in a range from 0.30 mm to 0.45 mm, and the reinforcing ply (1) has a strength of 11 kN/dm<x<20 kN/dm, where D is the diameter of the textile strengthening member (2) in mm and lies in a range from 0.38 mm to 0.48 mm, and where E0=100/epdm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kramer, Joern Krueger, Carole Justine, Guenter Wahl
  • Patent number: 10821247
    Abstract: A ventilator (1) determines states with cough attacks and an operating method for a ventilator determines cough attacks. It is determined on the basis of pressure measured values (13, 21, 19) and flow measured values (11, 15, 17) whether consecutive elevations of an airway pressure in a ventilator (1) are due to one cough event or due to a plurality of cough events. A plurality of cough events indicates a state of a cough attack. An output (41, 42, 44) of a warning (44) or alarm (42) is issued indicating the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Krüger, Henning Gerder, Birger Landwehr
  • Patent number: 10821246
    Abstract: A medical device determines operating situations and a method determines operating situations in a medical device. Based on pressure measured values (99) and flow measured values (97), it is determined whether an elevation of an airway pressure (105) in a medical device is due to a cough event (113) or to a plurality of cough events (117), which indicate an accumulation of secretion. An outputting (41, 42, 44) of a warning (44) or alarm (41, 42) is provided indicating the accumulation of secretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Krüger, Birger Landwehr
  • Patent number: 10794976
    Abstract: A method of employing a central computer database (18) for supporting a characterization of tissue by magnetic resonance fingerprinting measurements, includes: exciting nuclei of a subject of interest by applying (50) a radio frequency excitation field B1 generated according to a magnetic resonance fingerprinting sequence (38), acquiring (52) magnetic resonance imaging signal data from radiation emitted by excited nuclei of the subject of interest, transferring (54) a magnetic resonance fingerprinting data set (42) to the central computer database (18), retrieving (56) a predefined dictionary from the central computer database (18), matching (60) the acquired magnetic resonance imaging signal data to the retrieved dictionary by applying a pattern recognition algorithm to determine a value (40) or a set of values (40) for at least one physical quantity (T1, T2), adding (62) at least the determined value (40) or the determined set of values (40) as a new entry of an associated medical data set (36) to the centr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Erik Amthor, Sascha Krueger, Mariya Ivanova Donevea, Peter Koken, Julien Senegas, Jochen Keupp, Peter Boernert
  • Patent number: 10765168
    Abstract: A shoe, comprising a sole and a shoe upper, wherein the sole comprises a sole part which has a base region from which at least one support part extends upwards during the intended use of the shoe, wherein the shoe upper comprises a sock-like section connected to the sole for receiving the foot of the wearer. To obtain improved contact of the shoe with the foot of the wearer, the at least one support part covers the sock-like section on the shoe outer side, wherein no firm connection exists between the support part and the sock-like section over at least a section of the support part and that both the at least one support part and the sock-like section are surrounded by a tensioning element which tensions at least some sections of both the support part and the sock-like section against the foot of the wearer of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PUMA SE
    Inventors: Charles Johnson, Thomas Krüger, Reinhold Sussmann
  • Patent number: 10759268
    Abstract: A manual gearbox section for a vehicle includes a section input, a section output, a freewheel device situated in a freewheel torque path between the section input and the section output, and a clutch device situated in a clutch torque path between the section input and the section output. The clutch torque path forms a bypass path with respect to the freewheel device and/or the freewheel torque path. The freewheel device is in the form of a rotational-speed-dependent freewheel device. The freewheel device is in a freewheeling state at a first rotational speed and in a coupled state at a second rotational speed. The second rotational speed is higher than the first rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Mehlis, Bastian Krueger, Eckhard Kirchner, Andreas Kinigadner
  • Publication number: 20200181717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer, comprising the measurement of the amounts of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1 in a sample of said subject. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a composition for use in medicine comprising (an) inhibitor(s) of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1. Additionally, the present invention relates to a kit for use in a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Guillermo BARRETO, Aditi MEHTA, Indrabahadur SINGH, Marten SZIBOR, Rajkumar SAVAI, Werner SEEGER, Thomas BRAUN, Andreas GÜNTHER, Marcus KRÜGER
  • Patent number: 10662924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control apparatus and method for controlling the rotor blades of a wind turbine, and in particular to controlling the rotor blades during an extreme wind event. An extended mode of operation of the wind turbine rotor beyond the cut-out wind speed is provided. In the extended mode of operation, the pitch of the wind turbine blades is actively controlled so that the rotor and the generator idle at a designated rotational speed. The rotational speed may be relatively high, say 15 to 20% of the nominal speed, compared with minimal speeds experienced by purely feathered wind turbine blades, and may be further controlled as a function of the incident wind speed. Output power control in the extended mode may be zero but is preferably a low, but non-zero value. The output power so produced may then be used as an auxiliary power source for controlling the wind turbine in situations where the utility grid fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Fabio Caponetti, Ian Couchman, Thomas Krüger, Ali Zaib, Carsten Nørlund Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10619623
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for operating a wind turbine, the wind turbine particularly comprising a tower and a rotor with rotor blades. The pitch angles of the rotor blades are adjusted to generate a force on the rotor and the tower. The force is adjusted to counteract and damp an oscillation. The adjustment is enabled by an activation decision unit, if the activation decision unit decides that certain parameters characterising the oscillation or loads of the tower indicate a requirement and/or if the activation decision unit determines that the generated force is sufficient to counteract an oscillation of the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: VERSTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Fabio Caponetti, Thomas Krüger, Ian Couchman, Ilias Konstantinos Ariston, Martin BrØdsgaard, Jacob Deleuran Grunnet, Jesper Sandberg Thomsen, Peter Mortensen Sigfred
  • Patent number: 10610665
    Abstract: A catheter configured for partial implantation into a patient and drainage of a body cavity may be provided with microtextured surface on one or more inner diameter surfaces and/or outer diameter surfaces of the tubular catheter body. The microtexturing may include surface features dimensioned to inhibit colonization and/or migration of microbes. The microtexturing may also include channels or other recesses containing an antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate or any other effective antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: John Krueger, Maya Prakash Singh, Thomas Wilschke
  • Patent number: 10590912
    Abstract: The invention presents a method for operating a horizontal axis wind turbine, the wind turbine comprising a tower and a rotor with at least one rotor blade, the rotor being connected to the tower, and being adapted to drive a generator connected to a utility grid, wherein a pitch angle of each rotor blade is adjustable, the method comprising detecting, when the wind turbine is in an idling power producing situation in relation to the utility grid, a tower oscillation, and controlling, when the wind turbine is in the idling power producing situation, the pitch angle of the at least one rotor blade so as to produce aerodynamic forces counteracting the detected tower oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Fabio Caponetti, Martin Brødsgaard, Thomas Krüger
  • Publication number: 20200025239
    Abstract: The ball socket assembly includes a housing which has at least one open end and an inner bore that extends along a central axis. The ball socket assembly further includes a ball stud that has a ball portion and a shank portion. The ball portion is disposed in the inner bore of the housing, and the shank portion extends out of the inner bore through the at least one open end. At least one bearing is disposed in the inner, and the at least one bearing has a bearing surface which is in direct contact with the ball portion of the ball stud. The at least one bearing is made of a monolithic piece of a spring-like material and has a single gap and is flexed to preload the at least one bearing against the ball portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: John Blair, Brian Krueger, Thomas J. Byrnes, JR.
  • Patent number: 10537748
    Abstract: A medical device for multiple treatment therapies includes a hollow tube (102) having a first end portion with an electrode (104) disposed at the first end portion and an insulator (108) configured over a length of the tube such that conductive materials of the tube, except for the electrode, are electrically isolated from an exterior surface the tube. A conductive connection (127) is configured to electrically couple to the electrode to provide a voltage thereto. A selectively closeable valve (106) is configured to dispense a medical fluid from the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Erik Amthor, Sascha Krueger, Steffen Weiss, Falk Uhlemann
  • Patent number: 10501803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer, comprising the measurement of the amounts of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1 in a sample of said subject. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a composition for use in medicine comprising (an) inhibitor(s) of specific isoforms of GATA6 and/or NKX2-1. Additionally, the present invention relates to a kit for use in a method of assessing whether a subject suffers from cancer or is prone to suffering from cancer, in particular lung cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: MAX-PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V., JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITÄT GIESSEN
    Inventors: Guillermo Barreto, Aditi Mehta, Indrabahadur Singh, Marten Szibor, Rajkumar Savai, Werner Seeger, Thomas Braun, Andreas Günther, Marcus Krüger
  • Patent number: 10502186
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling a wind turbine in a manner that takes into account the degree of loading of and damage to one or more components of the turbine are provided. An operational load on a wind turbine part is determined, and is used to compute a damage signal. The damage signal is indicative of the potential damage to the component or to the turbine as a whole that will result if action is not taken to reduce or mitigate the determined load. When the damage signal exceeds a pre-determined threshold, load-reducing wind turbine control means are activated to obviate the estimated damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Krüger, Martin Atzler, Poul Brandt Christensen, Robert Bowyer
  • Publication number: 20190356718
    Abstract: A method of low-latency audio transmission in a mobile communications network utilizing first data frames or subframes encoded according to a first format and shorter second data frames encoded in another second format for audio data. An audio transmission system includes a terminal, a base station, and an audio receiver. The terminal transmits via an uplink audio data that are encoded in the second format and other data that are encoded in the first format. The audio receiver directly receives the audio data transmitted via the uplink. The encoding/decoding of the audio data of one of the second data frames is influenced by other audio data of the same second data frame but not by audio data of another second data frame. Audio transmission from the terminal to the audio receiver is effected in the allocated time slots and frequencies in a waveform in conformity with the mobile communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas HAUSTEIN, Dennis WIERUCH, Thomas WIRTH, Udo Krüger, Sebastian GEORGI, Jan WATERMANN
  • Patent number: 10480486
    Abstract: A wind turbine comprising a tower, a rotor including a plurality of blades, an electrical generator operatively coupled to the rotor, and a control system including an active damping module configured to monitor oscillatory motion of the wind turbine and to output a damping demand signal to damp the oscillatory motion. The control system is configured to perform a rotor imbalance determination process including: controlling the rotating frequency of the rotor so that it substantially coincides with the natural frequency of the tower, determining rotor imbalance data based on the damping demand signal and evaluating said rotor imbalance data to determine the presence of a rotor imbalance condition, and correcting the rotor imbalance condition by applying pitch control inputs to one or more of the plurality of blades so as to reduce the severity of the rotor imbalance. The invention may also be expressed as a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Martin Brødsgaard, Thomas Krüger
  • Patent number: 10464086
    Abstract: A metering and mixing device contains a multichamber cartridge and a cartridge holder having a reception container for the multichamber cartridge and a compressed air connection and a connection for an application device. The reception container has an internal tube arranged coaxially to the walls of the cartridge holder and equipped with static mixing elements. The multichamber cartridge contains an upper portion having a directional valve, a middle portion configured as a tubular empty space surrounded by at least two chambers arranged tubularly in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the cartridge, and a lower portion having a piston for each chamber. The multichamber cartridge is arranged in the cartridge holder such that the inner wall of the inner tube of the multichamber cartridge bears, leak-tight, against the outer wall of the tube of the cartridge holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Sibylle Schoeps, Thomas Krueger, Joachim Vosskuhl, Roland Andreas Meisner, Ernst Schneider