Patents by Inventor Thomas Meier

Thomas Meier 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: 20210061924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to a conformation dependent epitope on human thymidine kinase 1 (hTK-1; SEQ ID NO:1), to methods for quantifying hTK-1 employing the antibody and to the use of the anti-hTK-1 antibody in quantifying hTK-1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hartmut Duefel, Alfred Engel, Frank Kroner, Thomas Meier, Sandra Rutz, Michael Schraeml, Gloria Tabares, Ulrike Kurtkaya, Boris Pinchuk, Christina Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20200230875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a shaped body, wherein, in step i), a layer of a sinter powder (SP) comprising at least one near infrared reflector inter alia is provided and, in step ii), the layer provided in step i) is exposed. The present invention further relates to a process for producing a sinter powder (SP) and to the sinter powder (SP) obtainable by this process, and to the use of a near infrared reflector in a sinter powder (SP). The present invention also relates to a shaped body obtainable by the process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Claus GABRIEL, Thomas MEIER, Natalie Beatrice Janine HERLE, Leander VERBELEN, Kara Ann NOACK
  • Publication number: 20200230876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a shaped body, wherein, in step i), a layer of a sinter powder (SP) comprising at least one mineral flame retardant inter alia is provided and, in step ii), the layer provided in step i) is exposed. The present invention further relates to a process for producing a sinter powder (SP) and to a sinter powder (SP) obtainable by this process. The present invention also relates to the use of the sinter powder (SP) in a sintering process and to shaped bodies obtainable by the process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Claus GABRIEL, Natalie Beatrice Janine HERLE, Thomas MEIER, Michael ROTH
  • Patent number: 10677131
    Abstract: A method for determining a temperature of a diaphragm of a pump, the pump pumping a fluid out of a tank to a dispersion point by way of a movement of the diaphragm, the pump being fastened to the tank, the temperature of the diaphragm being estimated in a manner which is at least dependent on the temperature of the fluid in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Meier, Bhagespur Naveen, Udaya Peruvaje, Thomas Schön, Vivek Venkobarao
  • Patent number: 10655642
    Abstract: A compressor for an internal combustion machine includes a compressor impeller rotatably mounted in a compressor casing. A circumferential step is integrated into a wall which delimits an intake section disposed upstream of the compressor impeller in an operating flow direction of a gas to be compressed. The circumferential step is a mouth-free circumferential step which faces the compressor impeller and delimits a flow cross section. A ratio of a shortest distance between the compressor impeller and the circumferential step to a largest cross-sectional dimension in the flow cross section delimited by the circumferential step is at least 0.5. An exhaust gas turbocharger and an internal combustion machine are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alois Puzik, Thomas Meier, Thilo Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20200102023
    Abstract: A mounting part (11) for affixing a composite fiber part of a motor vehicle to at least one adjoining component of a motor vehicle is made from a fiber composite material. The mounting part (11) has a three-dimensionally shape that defines ribs and/or webs and/or protrusions and/or depressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thiemo Erb, Markus Brunner, Thomas Meier, Eduard Ene
  • Patent number: 10603705
    Abstract: A method for roll-forming disk carriers or the like, which are designed as a pot-shaped sheet metal part having inner and outer teeth, wherein a multitude of cassettes is equidistantly arranged on the circumference of a roll-forming tool, said cassettes having profile rollers arranged in their interior, which roll out the disk carrier to be formed with their outer circumference and thus impart toothing on the disk carrier to be formed, wherein the forming depth of the profile rollers at the disk carrier to be formed is designed in such a way that a narrow, peripheral, self-contained, unformed bridge remains between the inner diameter and the outer diameter of the toothing, wherein the bridge increases the engine-speed strength of the disk carrier as a hoop band cylinder that is integrated into the toothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: TRANSFORM AUTOMOTIVE LLC, WEBO WERKZEUGBAU OBERSCHWABEN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Ziesel, Thomas Meier
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10560698
    Abstract: A graphics server and method for streaming rendered content via a remote graphics rendering service is provided. In one embodiment, the server includes a memory, a graphics renderer, a frame capturer, an encoder, and a processor. The memory is configured to store a pre-computed skip-frame message indicative to a client to re-use a previously transmitted frame of the video stream. The graphics renderer is configured to identify when rendered content has not changed. When the graphics renderer identifies that the rendered content has not changed, the processor is configured to cause: (1) the frame capturer to not capture the frames of the rendered content; (2) the encoder to not encode the frames of the rendered content; and (3) the pre-encoded skip-frame message to be transmitted without requiring any pixel processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Meier, Chong Zhang, Bhanu Murthy, Sharad Gupta, Karthik Vijayan
  • Publication number: 20200023577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing shaped bodies by selective laser sintering of a sinter powder (SP) comprising a polyamide (P) and 0.1% to 5% by weight of at least one additive (A). The present invention also relates to shaped bodies comprising polyamide (P) and 0.1% to 5% by weight of at least one additive (A). The present invention further relates to the production of sinter powders (SP) comprising polyamide (P) and 0.1% to 5% by weight of at least one additive (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer OSTERMANN, Claus GABRIEL, Thomas MEIER, Simon GRAMLICH
  • Publication number: 20200010627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a polyamide powder (PP) comprising at least one semicrystalline polyamide (P) and at least one additive (A). The semicrystalline polyamide (P) and the at least one additive (A) are initially compounded with one another in an extruder and subsequently introduced into a solvent (SV) in which the at least one semicrystalline polyamide (P) then crystallizes to obtain the polyamide powder (PP). The present invention further relates to the thus obtainable polyamide powder (PP) and to the use of the polyamide powder (PP) as sintering powder (SP) and also to a process for producing a shaped body by selective laser sintering of a polyamide powder (PP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: SIMON GRAMLICH, Thomas MEIER, Claus GABRIEL, Natalie HERLE
  • Patent number: 10526536
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aqueous composition comprising a purified thermostable polypeptide with biological activity, and a purified thermolabile water-soluble substance which in a functional conformation at a permissive temperature absorbs light and/or exhibits fluorescence, wherein the maximal permissive temperature of the polypeptide is above the maximal permissive temperature of the substance. The present disclosure further provides methods employing such a composition, and kits containing ingredients to form such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter Heindl, Hannes Kirzinger, Thomas Meier, Christopher Nelson
  • Patent number: 10507623
    Abstract: A pressing tool is provided for producing fiber composite components, including a first tool part and a second tool part moveable relative to the first tool part. In the closed state of the pressing tool, the two tool parts form a shaping cavity for accommodating a fiber semi-finished product to be shaped and each have a tool surface delimiting the cavity. In addition, at least one of the tool surfaces has at least two adjacent flat sections inclined toward each other which are connected to each other by way of a curved transition section. The curved transition section has at least one groove-shaped recess facing the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd Zacherle, Hubert Burlefinger, David Fuchs, Thomas Passreiter, Bernhard Staudt, Tobias Wiethaler, Andreas Eberl, Thomas Meier, Thomas Unterhauser, Johannes Mendel
  • Patent number: 10505581
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical circuit (1) for transmitting a useful analogue signal which has a signal transmission path (16) with an input path (2) and an output path (3) and one or more switches (4-6), with which switch or switches the useful signal which is carried on the input path (2) can be connected through to the output path (3) by the switch or the switches (4-6) being switched to the switched-on state. According to the invention, the electrical circuit (1) comprises a compensation circuit (7) which has one or more auxiliary switches (17) of the same type as the switch or the switches (4-6), and the auxiliary switch or switches (17) is or are coupled to the signal transmission path (16) such that said auxiliary switch or switches generates or generate signal distortion in the switched-on state, which signal distortion substantially compensates for a distortion in the useful analogue signal which is generated by the switch or switches (4-6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Meier
  • Patent number: 10486879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blister pack (1) for a button battery, comprising a blister foil (4) designed to form at least one housing for receiving at least one button battery, and integral with a base (2). According to the invention, the blister pack comprises, between the base (2) and the blister foil (4), a reinforcing foil (6) which has inter alia a tensile strength of between 1,200 kg/cm2 and 3,100 kg/cm2according to the ASTM D 882 standard. Moreover, an orifice opening into the hosung is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Renata AG
    Inventors: Thomas Meier, Eric Weber, Urs Renggli
  • Publication number: 20190349020
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical circuit (1) for transmitting a useful analogue signal which has a signal transmission path (16) with an input path (2) and an output path (3) and one or more switches (4-6), with which switch or switches the useful signal which is carried on the input path (2) can be connected through to the output path (3) by the switch or the switches (4-6) being switched to the switched-on state. According to the invention, the electrical circuit (1) comprises a compensation circuit (7) which has one or more auxiliary switches (17) of the same type as the switch or the switches (4-6), and the auxiliary switch or switches (17) is or are coupled to the signal transmission path (16) such that said auxiliary switch or switches generates or generate signal distortion in the switched-on state, which signal distortion substantially compensates for a distortion in the useful analogue signal which is generated by the switch or switches (4-6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Meier
  • Publication number: 20190324025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monoclonal antibody capable of binding to biotin. In one embodiment the monoclonal antibody according to the invention also does not bind to a biotin moiety on a biotinylated molecule, wherein the biotin moiety is attached to the molecule via the carbon atom of the carboxyl function of the valeric acid moiety of biotin. Also disclosed is a method for generation of an antibody as disclosed herein. The monoclonal antibody according to the invention is of specific use in a method for measuring an analyte in a sample, wherein a (strept)avidin/biotin pair is used to bind a biotinylated analyte specific binding agent to a (strept)avidin coated solid phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gerg, Dieter Heindl, Lars Hillringhaus, Klaus Hirzel, Caroline Dorothea Hojer, Florian Huber, Hans-Peter Josel, Thomas Meier, Michael Schraeml, Edgar Voss
  • Publication number: 20190324024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monoclonal antibody capable of binding to biotin. In one embodiment the monoclonal antibody according to the invention also does not bind to a biotin moiety on a biotinylated molecule, wherein the biotin moiety is attached to the molecule via the carbon atom of the carboxyl function of the valeric acid moiety of biotin. Also disclosed is a method for generation of an antibody as disclosed herein. The monoclonal antibody according to the invention is of specific use in a method for measuring an analyte in a sample, wherein a (strept)avidin/biotin pair is used to bind a biotinylated analyte specific binding agent to a (strept)avidin coated solid phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gerg, Klaus Hirzel, Caroline Dorothea Hojer, Erasmus Huber, Hans-Peter Josel, Thomas Meier, Michael Schraeml, Leopold Von Proff
  • Publication number: 20190177537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a shaped body by selective laser sintering of a sinter powder (SP). The sinter powder (SP) comprises at least one semicrystalline polyimide and at least one nylon-6I/6T. The present invention further relates to a shaped body obtainable by the process of the invention and to the use of nylon-6I/6T in a sinter powder (SP) for broadening the sintering window (WSP) of the sinter powder (SP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Claus GABRIEL, Florian RICHTER, Philipp KLOKE, Thomas MEIER, Klaus STOLL
  • Publication number: 20190168450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a shaped body by selective laser sintering of a sinter powder (SP). The sinter powder (SP) comprises at least one semicrystalline polyamide, at least one nylon-6I/6T and at least one polyaryl ether. The present invention further relates to a shaped body obtainable by the process of the invention and to the use of a polyaryl ether in a sinter powder (SP) for broadening the sintering window (WSP) of the sinter powder (SP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: CLAUS GABRIEL, Martin WEBER, Philipp KLOKE, Thomas MEIER