Patents by Inventor Thomas Lutz

Thomas Lutz 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: 10888808
    Abstract: A filter support for a handheld power tool includes at least one filter support element, a first fastening element, and a second fastening element. The filter support element includes at least one receiving opening configured to receive a filter element. The filter elements of the filter support are preferably associated with air inlet openings of the handheld power tool and are configured to filter dust particles and/or material particles from a cooling air flow. The filter support can be fastened to a handheld power tool via the first and second fastening elements. The first and the second fastening elements of the filter support can be connected to each other. Advantageously, no fastening elements are provided on the handheld power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Esenwein, Peter Stierle, Manfred Lutz, Thomas Schomisch
  • Publication number: 20200399322
    Abstract: The present invention provides optimized nucleic acid molecules, methods for optimization of nucleic acid molecules and uses of optimized nucleic acid molecules. A modular design principle is provided that is suitable to generate a nucleic acid, particularly mRNA, which is tailored for a respective application. The nucleic acid molecules of the present invention can be obtained by the versatile combination of multiple modules on nucleic acid level. Such nucleic acid, e.g. mRNA, can be tailored by combining one or more modules, comprising (i) a nucleic acid moiety encoding a polypeptide of interest (e.g. a protein potentially producing a therapeutic outcome) and (ii) at least one further coding or non-coding nucleic acid moiety, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: CureVac AG
    Inventors: Patrick BAUMHOF, Susanne RAUCH, Aleksandra KOWALCZYK, Johannes LUTZ, Edith JASNY, Benjamin PETSCH, Andreas THESS, Thomas SCHLAKE, Mariola FOTIN-MLECZEK, Regina HEIDENREICH, Sandra LAZZARO, Fatma FUNKNER, Wolfgang GROSSE
  • Publication number: 20200391370
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool, in particular an angle grinder, includes a tool housing, which extends around a drive unit, an electronic unit for the open-loop and/or closed-loop control of the drive unit, and an electrical interface, around which the machine housing extends in at least one plane and which can be couplably connected to a communication unit. The machine housing has an access protection device, which is provided for protecting the interface from access, in particular, by a human finger and/or a test finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Stierle, Manfred Lutz, Juergen Wiker, Thomas Schomisch, Matthias Schneider
  • Patent number: 10857256
    Abstract: A process for agglomerating superabsorbent particles, wherein polymer particles having a particle size of 250 ?m or less are dispersed in a hydrophobic organic solvent, the dispersed polymer particles are mixed with an aqueous monomer solution, the amount of unneutralized monomer applied with the monomer solution being from 0.5% to 80% by weight, based on the dispersed polymer particles, and the monomer solution is polymerized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tina Mark, Thomas Daniel, Erich Lutz
  • Patent number: 10850118
    Abstract: Methods and devices for minimally-invasive delivery of radiation to the eye (such as the posterior portion of the eye) including cannula systems with multiple treatment positions and/or multiple channels in the distal tip of the cannula systems. The channels can accommodate emanating sources and exposing a target at various treatment positions. The emanating sources may be annulus-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Wendell Lutz, Russell J. Hamilton, Thomas C. Cetas, Laurence J. Marsteller, Timothy Shriver, Samuel S. Hyman
  • Publication number: 20200373771
    Abstract: A portable device charging unit includes a battery, a base supporting the battery and including an inductive charging surface, and at least one retainer for selectively securing an electronic device in engagement against the inductive charging surface. In addition, a system may be provided for storing and dispensing one or more device charging units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Nelson Bonilla, Jason Walker, John Brower, Matthew Samojeden, Michael Esposito, Jian Li, Thomas Scanzillo, David Lutz, Kenny Padro, Ryan Papageorge, Scott Wurms, Eric Larsen
  • Publication number: 20200362123
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles by suspension polymerization and thermal surface postcrosslinking, wherein the agglomerated base polymer obtained by suspension polymerization has a centrifuge retention capacity of at least 37 g/g and the thermal surface postcrosslinking is conducted at 140 to 220° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tina Mark, Thomas Daniel, Erich Lutz, Stefan Molter, Anna Kowalski
  • Patent number: 10835634
    Abstract: A process for agglomerating superabsorbent particles, wherein polymer particles having a particle size of 250 ?m or less are dispersed in a hydrophobic organic solvent, the dispersed polymer particles are mixed with an aqueous monomer solution, the total amount of water applied to the dispersed polymer particles being at least 100% by weight, based on the dispersed polymer particles, and the monomer solution is polymerized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tina Mark, Thomas Daniel, Erich Lutz, Stefan Molter
  • Patent number: 10813345
    Abstract: A water change system includes an elongate tube and a spout configured to be coupled to the elongate tube. The spout includes a first opening and a second opening spaced from the first opening. The spout is rotatable between a first position to permit water to enter the second opening and pass out of the first opening, and a second position to inhibit water from entering the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Central Garden & Pet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Phillip Bartoszek, Matthew Allen, Ernie Katris
  • Patent number: 10780614
    Abstract: A system for forming stacked material includes a housing defining an interior space. The housing includes a bottom wall and a side wall coupled to the bottom wall. At least one tool is configured to shape the stacked material. The at least one tool is disposed within the interior space. A membrane extends at least partially over the bottom wall and is spaced a distance from the bottom wall. The membrane is configured to move towards the bottom wall. At least one intensifier mechanism is disposed in the interior space and is configured to induce a force against a portion of the stacked material and against the at least one tool as the membrane is moved towards the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sultan Shair, Martin Petersen, Andreas Lutz, Krishnan Balaji Thattai Parthasarathy, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas Kluge, James Duvall Bollacker, Anja Lena Nieratschker
  • Patent number: 10772302
    Abstract: A collar for an animal includes an elongate piece of flexible material having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends configured to be releasably coupled together about the neck of an animal. The collar also includes a lighting system coupled to the piece of material. The lighting system includes a power source and an optical element coupled to the power source. The optical element is at least partially embedded within the piece of material and extends along a length direction between the first and second ends. The optical element further includes an LED that is configured to illuminate a portion of the optical element when the power source is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen, Ernie Katris
  • Publication number: 20200276694
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool includes a housing, a filter support, a plurality of securing element, and an actuating unit. The filter support has receiving openings, at least one first fixing element, and at least one second fixing element. The receiving openings are configured to receive filter elements configured to seal the hand-held power tool against a penetration of dust into the housing of the hand-held power tool. First and second fixing elements are fixable to corresponding securing elements arranged on the hand-held power tool, and are configured to releasably fix the filter support to the housing. The actuation unit is actuatable to release the filter support from the hand-held power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian ESENWEIN, Peter STIERLE, Manfred LUTZ, Thomas SCHOMISCH
  • Patent number: 10743524
    Abstract: A system for displaying aquatic animals in a retail environment includes a base having a plurality of shelves, and a plurality of removable containment elements disposed on the shelves, each of the containment elements including a bottom, a top, and side walls extending between the top and the bottom to enclose a volume of water. At least one of the side walls defines a flat side viewing panel for viewing an aquatic animal inside of the containment element. Each of the containment elements is a rectangular-shaped that is sized to contain a salable number of aquatic animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: It's Lit Lighting Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Publication number: 20200253465
    Abstract: A bite block includes a body defining a first side wall, a second side wall, a first bite surface extending between the first side wall and the second side wall, and a second bite surface extending between the first side wall and the second side wall, the second side wall arranged to be positioned adjacent an interior portion of a patient's cheek. An LED is positioned within the body and positioned to emit light away from the interior portion of the patient's cheek. A battery is positioned within the body and is connected to the LED and a switch is positioned within the body and actuatable through contact with an exterior portion of the patient's cheek to selectively provide power to the LED, wherein the body defines an inseparable component that cannot be disassembled without destroying the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris, Phillip Bartoszek, Peter Katris
  • Publication number: 20200254239
    Abstract: A patch for a therapeutic electrical stimulation device includes a shoe connected to the first side of the patch, the shoe including a body extending in a longitudinal direction from a first end to a second end, and having first and second surfaces, the first end of the shoe defining at least two ports, and the first surface of the shoe defining a connection member. The patch also includes at least one conductor positioned in the ports of the first end of the shoe. The shoe is configured for sliding insertion into a receptacle defined by a controller so that the conductor is connected to the controller to deliver electrical current from the controller, through the conductor, and to the electrodes, and the connection member is at least partially captured by a detent defined by the controller in the receptacle to retain the shoe within the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Jerome Bachinski, Richard Paul Shindley, Dennis Lutz
  • Patent number: 10738769
    Abstract: A first diaphragm which forms a wall of a first pump chamber is provided in the double diaphragm pump according to the invention, wherein the first diaphragm can be moved by means of a first driving means. In addition, a second diaphragm which forms a wall of a second pump chamber is provided, wherein the second diaphragm can be moved by means of a second driving means. What is more, a control for the driving means is provided, said control being designed and operable such that it controls the two driving means subject to one or a plurality of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Wagner International AG
    Inventors: Gilbert Lutz, Karsten Juterbock, Angelo Basso, Thomas Kluser
  • Patent number: 10695885
    Abstract: A method for producing one or more bearing components along a production line, comprising honing the bearing components along the production line, cleaning the bearing components along the production line, grinding the bearing components along the production line, and transporting the bearing components along the production line utilizing one or more transport units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schnabel, Benno Sterzinger, Detlef Scholtz, Martin Lutz, Thomas Schmitt, Andre Kuckuk, Werner Heuer, Klaus Pichl, Daniel Seubold
  • Patent number: 10682435
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles by suspension polymerization, wherein the polymerization is conducted in the presence of dissolved oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tina Mark, Thomas Daniel, Stefan Molter, Erich Lutz
  • Patent number: 10677809
    Abstract: A method and cartridge for determining an amount of at least two analytes in a biological sample and an automatic analyzer are disclosed. The cartridge may comprise a cartridge inlet, a sample holding chamber fluidically connected to the inlet, and two or more metering chambers. Each metering chamber may comprise a sample inlet, a sample outlet, and a metered outlet for dispensing a predetermined volume. At least one sample distribution channel is connected between the sample outlet of a metering chamber with a sample inlet of another metering chamber. For each metering chamber, a connecting tube fluidically connects the sample inlet with the sample holding chamber, a microfluidic structure for processing the sample into a processed sample connects to the sample outlet, and a measurement structure fluidically connects to the microfluidic structure and enables measurement of the processed sample to determine the amount of the analyte in the processed sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Boehm, Sascha Lutz, Thomas Keller
  • Patent number: 10668547
    Abstract: A saw blade for cutting stalk crops, such as for example maize or millet, has a planar flank and a facet flank and a sawing edge with a succession of saw teeth. The saw teeth are provided with a wear protection zone, the wear resistance of which is greater than that of a material of the base body of the saw blade. The wear protection zone is respectively located on the planar flank of each saw tooth. The saw teeth in the region of the tooth face have a cutting facet, starting from the facet flank. The cutting facet is configured at a distance from the planar flank of the saw tooth to form a blunt tooth cutting edge and, in a preferred embodiment, the cutting facet and the facet flank are configured without a wear protection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Gebrueder Busatis Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Lutz, Thomas Riegler