Patents by Inventor Thomas Rudolph

Thomas Rudolph 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: 20190223715
    Abstract: An illumination system for producing a spatially distributed illumination pattern for measuring the cornea of an eye and, in particular, for determining the topography of the eye. In so doing, the system facilitates distance-independent measurements. The illumination system includes an illumination unit, an optical element for collimating the illumination light and a unit for producing a spatially distributed illumination pattern in the form of a fraxicon. In particular, the illumination unit includes a plurality of illumination modules which are arranged such that each illumination module illuminates part of the fraxicon, and consequently a full-area illumination is facilitated. The system for producing a spatially distributed illumination pattern serves to determine the topography of the cornea of an eye. Here, the system is designed as a compact module, and so it can be easily combined with other measurement systems, without interfering with the beam paths thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Beate BÖHME, Rico FUCHS, Günter RUDOLPH, Michael GÜNTZSCHEL, Jörg MEISSNER, Thomas MOHR, Daniel BUBLITZ
  • Publication number: 20190208085
    Abstract: A system and methods of managing incoming fax messages at a multi-function imaging device connected to a network are disclosed. One example method includes receiving a fax message at the multi-function imaging device and identifying an intended recipient of the fax message. It is then determined if the intended recipient of the fax message is a registered user of the network. Upon a positive determination, the fax message is automatically added to an imaging queue associated with the intended recipient of the fax message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas L. Coons, Craig A. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20190205074
    Abstract: A system and methods of managing incoming fax messages at a multi-function imaging device connected to a network are disclosed. One example method includes receiving a fax message at the multi-function imaging device and identifying a workflow connected to the network based upon a content of the fax message. A type of the fax message may be identified based upon the content of the fax message and may be used to identify the workflow. A recipient of the fax message is then determined based upon the identified workflow. Upon identification of the recipient of the fax message, the imaging device adds the fax message to an imaging queue associated with the recipient in a print server communicatively connected to the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas L. Coons, Craig A. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20190142718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of phytantriol as antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Christine MENDROK-EDINGER, Sebastien MONGIAT, Thomas RUDOLPH, Alexander SCHLIFKE-POSCHALKO
  • Patent number: 10071037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one cyclohexanol derivative of the formula (I) and/or (II) as antimicrobial active compound or as anti-acne, antidandruff, antiperspirant or deodorant active compound, to preparations comprising these compounds, and to specific cyclohexanol derivatives and to a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Tatjana Mueller
  • Patent number: 10065959
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electronic device comprising a heteroaromatic compound of a formula (I) as functional material, in particular as electron-transport material and as matrix material for emitter compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Junyou Pan, Amir Hossain Parham, Rene Peter Scheurich, Thomas Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20180239850
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining a digital voltage replica for a substation. The method includes obtaining a substation topology (101) and generating a node model (102) from the substation topology. Wherein the generated model represents each switchgear by a pair of two connectivity nodes. The method further includes obtaining switchgear status data (103) and animating the node model (104). When the node model is animated, the method allows determining a reference node for a target connectivity node (105). In this manner, a digital voltage replica of a substation is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Thomas Rudolph
  • Patent number: 9684020
    Abstract: A merging unit for substation automation includes at least one input interface for receiving input data characterizing at least one voltage and/or current related to a component of a power system, and a timing synchronization mechanism which includes an interface to an external synchronization network operating according to one of Inter Range Instrumentation Group, IRIG, -B standard, the 1PPS standard and the Institute of Electrical and the Electronics Engineers, IEEE, 1588 standard. The merging unit is configured to implement logical nodes according to the International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC, 61850-7 standard. The merging unit is configured to map information to and/or from at least one of the logical nodes; to the IEC 61850-9-2 sampled measured values, SMV, communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: Schneider Electric GmbH, ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Thomas Rudolph
  • Patent number: 9492364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one cyclohexanol derivative of the formula (I) and/or (II) as antimicrobial active compound or as anti-acne, antidandruff, antiperspirant or deodorant active compound, to preparations comprising these compounds, and to specific cyclohexanol derivatives and to a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Tatjana Mueller
  • Publication number: 20160326091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one cyclohexanol derivative of the formula (I) and/or (II) as antimicrobial active compound or as anti-acne, antidandruff, antiperspirant or deodorant active compound, to preparations comprising these compounds, and to specific cyclohexanol derivatives and to a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas RUDOLPH, Tatjana MUELLER
  • Patent number: 9458142
    Abstract: The invention relates to protein-adhesive dyes, to the preparation thereof and to preparations comprising same, and to a method for coloring keratin-containing fibers, in particular for coloring human hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Rene Peter Scheurich
  • Publication number: 20150336959
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electronic device comprising a heteroaromatic compound of a formula (I) as functional material, in particular as electron-transport material and as matrix material for emitter compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Junyou Pan, Amir Hossain Parham, Rene Peter Scheurich, Thomas Rudolph
  • Patent number: 9181161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one dicyclohexylmethanol derivative of the formula (I) as antimicrobial active compound or as anti-acne, antidandruff, deodorant or antiperspirant active compound, to preparations comprising these compounds, and to specific dicyclohexylmethanol derivatives and to a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Tatjana Best
  • Publication number: 20150315177
    Abstract: The invention relates to protein-adhesive dyes, to the preparation thereof and to preparations comprising same, and to a method for colouring keratin-containing fibres, in particular for colouring human hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas RUDOLPH, Rene Peter SCHEURICH
  • Publication number: 20150306002
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of 4-oxo-4H-pyran or 4-oxo-1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives as protein-adhesive active compounds, in particular as skin- or hair-adhesive and/or skin- or hair-binding UV absorbers, and for the protection of the skin, of the hair or of the nails against damage caused by ultraviolet radiation, to specific 4-oxo-4H-pyran or 4-oxo-1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives, to the preparation thereof and to preparations comprising same. The invention furthermore relates to the use of the structural unit 4-oxo-4H-pyran-3-O-yl or 4-oxo-1,4-dihydropyridin-3-O-yl as linker for the functionalisation of protein-containing matrices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas RUDOLPH, Philipp BUEHLE
  • Publication number: 20150174045
    Abstract: Light protecting compositions contain at least one polysiloxane-based UV filter. The composition has an increased ratio of the sunprotecting factor to the total UV filter amount. This is achieved by the combination with at least one UV filter which chromophore contains appropriate bulky (sterically demanding) substituents as steric protection groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Katja BERG, Thomas RUDOLPH, Volker SCHEHLMANN, Christina TRAEGER, Horst WESTENFELDER
  • Patent number: 9023889
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one ascorbic acid derivative for the fictionalization of matrices, and to specific ascorbic acid derivatives and processes for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Philipp Buehle, Herwig Buchholz
  • Publication number: 20150118172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one dicyclohexylmethanol derivative of the formula (I) as antimicrobial active compound or as anti-acne, antidandruff, deodorant or antiperspirant active compound, to preparations comprising these compounds, and to specific dicyclohexylmethanol derivatives and to a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Tatjana Best
  • Publication number: 20150118165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one cyclohexanol ether derivative of the formula I as antimicrobial active compound or as anti-acne, antidandruff, deodorant or antiperspirant active compound, to preparations comprising these compounds, and to specific cyclohexanol ether derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Sylvia Eisenberg
  • Patent number: RE46698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one cyclohexanol derivative of the formula (I) and/or (II) as antimicrobial active compound or as anti-acne, antidandruff, antiperspirant or deodorant active compound, to preparations comprising these compounds, and to specific cyclohexanol derivatives and to a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Tatjana Best