Patents by Inventor Tobias Robert

Tobias Robert 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: 20220009014
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disk-shaped cutting tool, to a radial cutting method for machining axially elongated workpieces, to a cutting device and to a use of a disk-shaped cutting tool. A disk-shaped cutting tool according to the invention has defined flexibility and a defined impact. In a radial cutting process according to the invention, lateral deflection of the axially stationary rotating tool brings the tool, by means of the at least one laterally applied grinding and polishing surface, into axial effective contact with the workpiece to be machined. In a cutting device according to the invention, the cutting tool can be moved only radially to machine the workpiece. A use according to the invention of a disk-shaped tool serves the purpose of specimen preparation and subsequent surface analysis on a workpiece cut to length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Armin Wittmann, Jonas Ferring, Tobias Ehlenz, Dietmar Robert
  • Patent number: 11206831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel oxadiazoles of formula I, or the N-oxides and/or their agriculturally useful salts and to their use for controlling phytopathogenic fungi, or to a method for combating phytopathogenic harmful fungi, which process comprises treating the fungi or the materials, plants, the soil or seeds to be protected against fungal attack, with an effective amount of at least one compound of formula I, or an N-oxide, or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof; the present invention also relates to mixtures comprising at least one such compound of formula I and at least one further pesticidally active substance selected from the group consisting of herbicides, safeners, fungicides, insecticides, and plant growth regulators; and to agrochemical compositions comprising at least one such compound of formula I and to agrochemical compositions further comprising seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manuel Kretschmer, Wassilios Grammenos, Christine Wiebe, Ian Robert Craig, Ana Escribano Cuesta, Violeta Terteryan-Seiser, Marcus Fehr, Tobias Mentzel, Maria Angelica Quintero Palomar, Thomas Grote, Erica Cambeis, Bernd Mueller, Christian Harald Winter, Jan Klaas Lohmann
  • Publication number: 20210323844
    Abstract: A forward osmosis system is disclosed which use a polymer switchable between a neutral form and an ionized form. The switchable polymer has a higher osmotic pressure at the ionized form than the neutral form, the ratio between the former and the latter is ?2. There is also disclosed a method for treating the polymer such that the ratio is improved. Use of polymers for forward osmosis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: Queen's University at Kingston, Forward Water Technologies
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Michael Cunningham, Pascale Champagne, Sarah Ellis, Ryan Dykeman, Charles Honeyman, Amy Holland, Tobias Robert, Bhanu Mudraboyina
  • Publication number: 20190315637
    Abstract: A method and system for reversibly converting water between an initial ionic strength and an increased ionic strength, using a switchable additive, is described. The disclosed method and system can be used, for example, in distillation-free removal of water from solvents, solutes, or solutions. Following extraction of a solute from a medium by dissolving it in water, the solute can then be isolated from the aqueous solution or “salted-out” by converting the water to a solution having an increased ionic strength. The solute then separates from the increased ionic strength solution as a separate phase. Once the solute is, for example, decanted off, the increased ionic strength aqueous solution can be converted back to water having its original ionic strength and reused. Switching from lower to higher ionic strength is readily achieved using low energy methods such as bubbling with CO2, CS2 or COS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Sean M. Mercer, R. Stephen Brown, Tobias Robert
  • Patent number: 10377647
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use of switchable water, which is capable of reversibly switching between an initial ionic strength and an increased ionic strength, is described. The disclosed methods and systems can be used, for example, in distillation-free removal of water from solvents, solutes, or solutions, desalination, clay settling, viscosity switching, etc. Switching from lower to higher ionic strength is readily achieved using low energy methods such as bubbling with C02, CS2 or COS or treatment with Bronsted acids. Switching from higher to lower ionic strength is readily achieved using low energy methods such as bubbling with air, inert gas, heating, agitating, introducing a vacuum or partial vacuum, or any combination or thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Queen's University at Kingson, Greencentre Canada
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Sean M. Mercer, Tobias Robert, R. Stephen Brown, Timothy James Clark, Brian Ernest Mariampillai, Rui Resendes, Dominik Wechsler
  • Publication number: 20160244548
    Abstract: The present application provides a composite material that comprises a solid and solid-supported non-polymeric switchable moiety, wherein the switchable moiety comprises a functional group that is switchable between a first form and a second form, said first form being neutral and hydrophobic, and said second form being ionized and hydrophilic. The composite material converts to, or is maintained in, said second form when the switchable moiety is exposed to CO2 at amounts sufficient to maintain the ionized form. The composite material converts to, or is maintained in, said first form when CO2 is removed or reduced to an amount insufficient to maintain the ionized form. CO2 is removed or reduced by exposing the composite material to heat and/or a flushing inert gas such as N2, Ar, or air. Envisioned uses of these composite materials includes removing water from non-aqueous solvents, removing water vapour from gaseous mixtures, and cleaning industrial reaction vessels and/or pipelines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicants: Queen's University at Kingston, GreenCentre Canada
    Inventors: Kyle J. Boniface, Timothy James Clark, Michael F. Cunningham, Philip G. Jessop, Brian Ernest Mariampillai, Sean M. Mercer, Rui Resendes, Tobias Robert
  • Publication number: 20140076810
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use of switchable water, which is capable of reversibly switching between an initial ionic strength and an increased ionic strength, is described. The disclosed methods and systems can be used, for example, in distillation-free removal of water from solvents, solutes, or solutions, desalination, clay settling, viscosity switching, etc. Switching from lower to higher ionic strength is readily achieved using low energy methods such as bubbling with C02, CS2 or COS or treatment with Bronsted acids. Switching from higher to lower ionic strength is readily achieved using low energy methods such as bubbling with air, inert gas, heating, agitating, introducing a vacuum or partial vacuum, or any combination or thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicants: Greencentre Canaga, Queens's University
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Sean M. Mercer, Tobias Robert, R. Stephen Brown, Timothy James Clark, Brian Ernest Mariampillai, Rui Resendes, Dominik Wechsler
  • Publication number: 20130105377
    Abstract: A method and system for reversibly converting water between an initial ionic strength and an increased ionic strength, using a switchable additive, is described. The disclosed method and system can be used, for example, in distillation-free removal of water from solvents, solutes, or solutions. Following extraction of a solute from a medium by dissolving it in water, the solute can then be isolated from the aqueous solution or “salted-out” by converting the water to a solution having an increased ionic strength. The solute then separates from the increased ionic strength solution as a separate phase. Once the solute is, for example, decanted off, the increased ionic strength aqueous solution can be converted back to water having its original ionic strength and reused. Switching from lower to higher ionic strength is readily achieved using low energy methods such as bubbling with CO2, CS2 or COS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Sean M. Mercer, R. Stephen Brown, Tobias Robert
  • Patent number: 8165409
    Abstract: A method obtains media on a device, provides identification of an object in the media via image/video recognition and audio recognition, and displays on the device identification information based on the identified media object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Tobias Robert Jan Ritzau, Marcus Liwell
  • Publication number: 20100284617
    Abstract: A method obtains media on a device, provides identification of an object in the media via image/video recognition and audio recognition, and displays on the device identification information based on the identified media object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Tobias Robert Jan RITZAU, Marcus LIWELL
  • Patent number: 7787697
    Abstract: A method obtains media on a device, provides identification of an object in the media via image/video recognition and audio recognition, and displays on the device identification information based on the identified media object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Tobias Robert Jan Ritzau, Marcus Liwell
  • Publication number: 20070286463
    Abstract: A method obtains media on a device, provides identification of an object in the media via image/video recognition and audio recognition, and displays on the device identification information based on the identified media object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Tobias Robert Jan Ritzau, Marcus Liwell