Patents by Inventor Thomas Michaelis

Thomas Michaelis 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: 20200392370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article comprising expanded thermoplastic polyurethane as a substrate and a specific polyurethane urea coating on said substrate, as well as footwear, a process for producing the article and a use of a polyurethane urea dispersion/solution. It has been found that a polurethane urea coating comprising polycarbonate structural units strongly binds to expanded TPU substrates and maintains the intrinsic properties of the expanded TPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Rolf IRNICH, Thomas MICHAELIS
  • Publication number: 20200362196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyurethane polymer-based aqueous dispersion and a method for preparing the same, a composition comprising the aqueous dispersion, use of the composition, and a coated article. The aqueous dispersion comprises a polyurethane polymer and water, wherein the polyurethane polymer is obtained by reacting a system comprising the following components: an isocyanate compound comprising a pentamethylene diisocyanate, wherein the amount of the pentamethylene diisocyanate is not less than 25 wt. % based on that the amount of the isocyanate compound is 100 wt. %; a polymer polyol having a number average molecular weight of not less than 400 g/mol, wherein the polymer polyol comprises a carbon dioxide-derived polyether carbonate polyol, the amount of which is not less than 40 wt. % based on that the amount of the polymer polyol is 100 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Zhirong Fan, Su Juan Zhai, Evgeny Avtomonov, Hans Georg Grablowitz, Thomas Michaelis
  • Patent number: 10806208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional object, the outer surface of which has at least one surface section that is generated in that, by means of an additive production method (layer-building forming method), initially a surface section is produced on a flat base plate (5) in two-dimensional form, comprising the following steps: I) applying at least one curable polymer or curable reaction resin with a respective elastic modulus according to DIN 53504 (effective: 18 Apr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Achten, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Thomas Michaelis, Maria Elisabeth Beenen-Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10785853
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating device for operating at least one lighting means comprising a grid input stage and at least one output stage connected to the grid input stage with output connections for connection to the lighting means, a control device for controlling the output stage or operation of the at least one lighting means, and a first digital bidirectional control interface for connection to a first external digital control bus with addressing functionality for receiving external control information, in particular a DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) interface. The operating device according to the invention is characterized in that it comprises a second digital bidirectional control interface for connection to a second external (in relation to operating device) digital control bus with addressing functionality, wherein first and second control interfaces are designed for operation with different data protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BAG ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Guido Nattkemper, Wolfgang Michaelis, Thomas Kremer
  • Publication number: 20200150017
    Abstract: Provided are particle analyzers and related methods for verifying calibration status of the particle analyzer. The method includes the steps of providing an optical particle analyzer and modulating a power applied to a source of EMR. The method includes the steps of, in response to the modulating step, inducing a detector signal waveform and analyzing the detector signal waveform to determine a value of at least one diagnostic parameter associated with one or more of the source of EMR, an optical assembly, a chamber, a detector, and an optical collection system of the optical particle analyzer. The method includes the step of determining a calibration status of the optical particle analyzer based on the one or more determined values of the at least one diagnostic parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas A. BATES, Matt MICHAELIS, Brett HALEY
  • Publication number: 20200115489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article comprising expanded thermoplastic polyurethane as a substrate and a specific polyurethane urea coating on said substrate, as well as footwear, a process for producing the article and a use of a polyurethane urea solution. It has been found that a polyurethane urea coating comprising polycarbonate structural units strongly binds to expanded TPU substrates and maintains the intrinsic properties of the expanded TPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Rolf IRNICH, Thomas MICHAELIS
  • Patent number: 10612113
    Abstract: A high-strength multi-phase steel having minimum tensile strengths of 750 MPa and preferably having a dual-phase microstructure for a cold- or hot-rolled steel strip, in particular for lightweight vehicle construction is disclosed. The high-strength multi-phase steel has improved forming properties and a ratio of yield point to tensile strength of at most 73%. The high-strength multi-phase steel includes in mass %: C?0.075 to ?0.105; Si?0.600 to ?0.800; Mn?1.000 to ?0.700; Cr?0.100 to ?0.480; Al?0.010 to ?0.060; N 0.0020?0.0120; S?0.0030; Nb?0.005 to ?0.050; Ti?0.0050 to ?0.050; B?0.0005 to ?0.0040; Mo?0.200; Cu?0.040%; Ni?0.040 % the remainder iron, including typical elements accompanying steel that are not mentioned above, which represent contamination resulting from smelting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SALZGITTER FLACHSTAHL GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schulz, Marion Calcagnotto, Sascha Kluge, Sebastian Westhäuser, Tobias Klinkberg, Thorsten Michaelis
  • Publication number: 20190375153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an at least partially coated object, comprising the step of producing the object from a construction material by means of an additive manufacturing method, the construction material comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane material. Following the production of the object, the method comprises the step of at least partially bringing a preparation into contact with the object, the preparation being selected from: an aqueous polyurethane dispersion; an aqueous dispersion of a polymer comprising OH groups, this dispersion also containing a compound comprising NCO groups; an aqueous preparation of a compound containing NCO groups, but not containing any polymers comprising OH groups; or a combination of at least two thereof. The invention also relates to an at least partially coated object that was obtained by a method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk ACHTEN, Thomas BÜSGEN, Thomas MICHAELIS, Roland WAGNER, Bettina METTMANN, Levent AKBAS, Jürgen HÄTTIG, Arnaud GUEDOU
  • Publication number: 20190312677
    Abstract: System and method for identifying data corruption in a data transfer over an error-proof communication link, wherein additional structure checksums are formed to secure a data structure during transfer of the data structure, where representatives are associated with the data types, and the structure checksum is formed via the representatives to provide identification of data corruption in a data transfer over an error-proof communication link between a first automation component and a second automation component in industrial control engineering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Johannes Hubert, Marcus Lorentschk, Thomas Markus Meyer, Ales Gjerkes, Nico Michaelis, Christoph Scherr, Reinhard Watzenig
  • Patent number: 10358575
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating textiles and/or leather, comprising applying at least one polyurethane urea dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture, wherein the solvent consists of one or more monohydroxy-functional alcohols, or a solvent mixture consisting of organic solvents, containing >80 wt. % of at least one monohydroxy-functional alcohol in relation to the total mass of the solvent mixture is used, and wherein the polyurethane urea is formed by: a) at least one araliphatic, aliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic diisocyanate; b) at least one polyether polyol having a number average molecular weight Mn?400 and ?6000 g/mol and an average hydroxyl functionality of ?1.5 and ?4; c) at least one amino-functional compound having at least two isocyanate reactive amino groups; and optionally other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Dörr, Sophie Viala, Thomas Michaelis
  • Patent number: 10233279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions produced using at least two poly(tetramethylene glycol) polyether polyols with different average molar masses and at least two different polyisocyanate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro-Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Dörr, Hans Georg Grablowitz, Thomas Feller, Thomas Michaelis
  • Publication number: 20180186058
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional object, the outer surface of which comprises at least one surface segment that is created in that a surface segment in two-dimensional form is first produced on a flat base plate by means of an additive manufacturing method (layer-building shaping method), comprising the following steps: I) applying at least one curable polymer or curable reaction resin in flowable form as material webs to a flat base plate by means of a layer-building shaping method in order to create a first layer; II) applying a second layer to the first layer, which second layer is created by means of the same layer-building shaping method as in step I); III) optionally applying 1 to 198 further layers, which are created in accordance with step II), wherein in each case a new layer is applied to the previous layer; IV) curing the layers; V) detaching the cured surface segment from the flat base plate; and VI) shaping the cured surface segment into a three-dimensional obje
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas BÜSGEN, Dirk ACHTEN, Nicolas DEGIORGIO, Roland WAGNER, Thomas MICHAELIS, Maria Elisabeth BEENEN-FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20180104922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional object, the outer surface of which has at least one surface section that is generated in that, by means of an additive production method (layer-building forming method), initially a surface section is produced on a flat base plate (5) in two-dimensional form, comprising the following steps: I) applying at least one curable polymer or curable reaction resin with a respective elastic modulus according to DIN 53504 (effective: 18 Apr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Büsgen, Dirk Achten, Nicolas Degiorgio, Roland Wagner, Thomas Michaelis, Maria Elisabeth Beenen-Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9783701
    Abstract: An aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprises a polyurethane polymer obtainable by the reaction of an isocyanate-functional polyurethane prepolymer A) with an isocyanate-reactive component B), wherein the isocyanate-functional prepolymer A) is obtainable by the reaction of a mixture comprising: a polyol component comprising a polyester polyol obtainable by the reaction of a mixture comprising an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid and at least one diol selected from the group consisting of linear aliphatic diols and a branched aliphatic diols; and a polyisocyanate component comprising ?50 weight-%, based on the total weight of polyisocyanates, of dicyclohexylmethane diisocyanate. The isocyanate-reactive component B) comprises a compound comprising sulfonate groups which is employed in an amount of ?3.5 weight-% to ?10 weight-%, based on the total weight of the polyol component, the polyisocyanate component and the isocyanate-reactive component B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Dörr, Hans Georg Grablowitz, Sophie Viala, Thomas Feller, Thomas Michaelis
  • Publication number: 20170226376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating textiles and/or leather, comprising applying at least one polyurethane urea dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture, wherein the solvent consists of one or more monohydroxy-functional alcohols, or a solvent mixture consisting of organic solvents, containing >80 wt. % of at least one monohydroxy-functional alcohol in relation to the total mass of the solvent mixture is used, and wherein the polyurethane urea is formed by: a) at least one araliphatic, aliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic diisocyanate; b) at least one polyether polyol having a number average molecular weight Mn?400 and ?6000 g/mol and an average hydroxyl functionality of ?1.5 and ?4; c) at least one amino-functional compound having at least two isocyanate reactive amino groups; and optionally other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Sebastian Dörr, Sophie Viala, Thomas Michaelis
  • Patent number: 9404020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion which is obtainable by reacting at least one polyisocyanate, one blocking agent for isocyanate groups, one polyamine having at least one carboxyl and/or carboxylate group, and water. Additionally provided by the invention are a coating composition comprising the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion, the use of the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion or of the coating composition for producing a coating, a coating obtainable using the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion or the coating composition, and a method for producing the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Grablowitz, Thomas Feller, Thomas Michaelis, Tanja Hebestreit, Ingo Gipperich
  • Patent number: 9321893
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of radiation-cured foams, characterized in that the radiation-cured foams are produced by 1) foaming of an aqueous composition A), 2) thermal drying of the foam produced from step 1), 3) curing of the foam by actinic radiation, the radiation-curable aqueous compositions A), the radiation-cured foams produced by the process according to the invention and the use of the radiation-cured foams for coating substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Stefan Sommer, Jan Weikard, Holger Casselmann, Thomas Michaelis, Erhard Lühmann
  • Publication number: 20150204012
    Abstract: The invention relates to new, hydrolysis-stable, aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions based on polycarbonate-polyols, to a process for preparing them and to their use in coating materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Lyubov Gindin, Peter Schmitt, Ronald Konitsney, William Corso, Thorsten Rische, Thomas Feller, Thomas Michaelis
  • Patent number: 9048971
    Abstract: A first optical data signal is transmitted on a first data carrier from a first network element. First service information is transmitted from a first service by means of a first optical service signal on a first service carrier. A second optical data signal is transmitted on a second data carrier from a second network element, and second service information is transmitted by a second optical service signal on a second service carrier. An offset between a frequency of the first data carrier and a frequency of the first service carrier is substantially equal to an offset between a frequency of the second data carrier and a frequency of the second service carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Xieon Networks S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Stefano Calabro, Thomas Michaelis
  • Publication number: 20150141573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion which is obtainable by reacting at least one polyisocyanate, one blocking agent for isocyanate groups, one polyamine having at least one carboxyl and/or carboxylate group, and water. Additionally provided by the invention are a coating composition comprising the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion, the use of the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion or of the coating composition for producing a coating, a coating obtainable using the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion or the coating composition, and a method for producing the aqueous blocked polyurethaneurea dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Grablowitz, Thomas Feller, Thomas Michaelis, Tanja Hebestreit, Ingo Gipperich