Patents by Inventor Tobias Urban

Tobias Urban 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: 20210114090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of disintegrating a foundry mold comprising sand and a polyurethane binder. The present invention further relates to a method of disintegrating a foundry mold by contacting it with a composition comprising at least one carboxylic acid amide and at least one tyalkanolamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Tobias Urban, Henning Urch, Michael Koch, Thomas Paasche
  • Patent number: 10899932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to particles based on inorganic, organic compounds, sulfur and/or diamond, coated with a nonampholytic, quaternizable polymer which is water-soluble at 20° C., and also to their use. The invention likewise pertains to a method for depositing these disperse particles in a metallic phase on the surface of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Seelmann-Eggebert, Tobias Urban
  • Patent number: 10822703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for coating plastics or plastic surfaces with metals, especially plastics composed of acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene copolymers (ABS) and composed of mixtures of these copolymers with other plastics (e.g. ABS blends), wherein the process comprises the pretreatment of the plastic surfaces with a composition C (etch solution) comprising at least two different ionic liquids IL1 and IL2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Axel Kirste, Tobias Urban, Fabio Nicolini, Simone Lutter, Frank Richter, Andre Cezanne
  • Patent number: 10731267
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate, a zinc coated metallic substrate having a specific gloss as well as an aqueous alkaline plating bath for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and the use of a zinc plating bath additive in a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and for improving the optical appearance and/or the adhesion of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frederic Bauer, Tobias Urban, Rainer Eskuchen, Lukas Maksym, Yvonne Schriefers
  • Patent number: 10718060
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate, a zinc coated metallic substrate having a specific gloss as well as an aqueous alkaline plating bath for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and the use of a zinc plating bath additive in a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and for improving the optical appearance and/or the adhesion of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frederic Bauer, Tobias Urban, Lukas Maksym
  • Publication number: 20200157699
    Abstract: An article including a polymer body and a metal plating is provided. In this article, the metal plating is attached to the polymer body and the polymer body includes as components at least one polyamide (A), at least one filler (B), at least one poly-N-vinyllactam polymer (C) and, optionally, at least one additive (D). Also provided is the process for producing this article and the use of this article e.g. as a door handle in automotive applications. Further provided is the use of the polymer body for producing metal-plated articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian Wagner, Simon Kniesel, Wen LU, Tobias Urban, Frank Richter
  • Patent number: 10611725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to beta-naphthol ether sulfonic acids or salts thereof having the general formula (I) R—O-(AO)n—CH2—CH2—S(O)3M (I), where R, AO, n and M have the definitions stated in the claims and in the description, to mixtures thereof, to aqueous solutions and to electrolytes comprising them, to processes for preparing them and to the use of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophie Maitro-Vogel, Michael Lorenz, Tobias Urban, Silke Annika Koehler
  • Publication number: 20180334569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to particles based on inorganic, organic compounds, sulfur and/or diamond, coated with a nonampholytic, quaternizable polymer which is water-soluble at 20° C., and also to their use. The invention likewise pertains to a method for depositing these disperse particles in a metallic phase on the surface of a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Seelmann-Eggebert, Tobias Urban
  • Publication number: 20180216233
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for coating plastics or plastic surfaces with metals, especially plastics composed of acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene copolymers (ABS) and composed of mixtures of these copolymers with other plastics (e.g. ABS blends), wherein the process comprises the pretreatment of the plastic surfaces with a composition C (etch solution) comprising at least two different ionic liquids IL1 and IL2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Axel KIRSTE, Tobias URBAN, Fabio NICOLINI, Simone LUTTER, Frank RICHTER, Andre CEZANNE
  • Publication number: 20180202048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for coating plastic surfaces with metals, especially plastic surfaces composed of acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene copolymers (ABS) and composed of mixtures of these copolymers with other plastics (ABS blends), using an etch solution (composition C) comprising at least one ionic liquid IL, wherein the process comprises the treating of the plastic surface after the etching with an aqueous rinse solution RS while applying ultrasound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Axel KIRSTE, Tobias URBAN, Fabio NICOLINI, Simone LUTTER, Frank RICHTER, Andre CEZANNE
  • Publication number: 20180179655
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate, a zinc coated metallic substrate having a specific gloss as well as an aqueous alkaline plating bath for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and the use of a zinc plating bath additive in a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and for improving the optical appearance and/or the adhesion of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frederic BAUER, Tobias URBAN, Lukas MAKSYM
  • Publication number: 20180179654
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate, a zinc coated metallic substrate having a specific gloss as well as an aqueous alkaline plating bath for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and the use of a zinc plating bath additive in a process for the electrolytic deposition of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate and for improving the optical appearance and/or the adhesion of a zinc or zinc alloy coating on a metallic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frederic BAUER, Tobias URBAN, Rainer ESKUCHEN, Lukas MAKSYM
  • Publication number: 20180118951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to particles based on inorganic, organic compounds, sulfur and/or diamond, coated with a nonampholytic, quaternizable polymer which is water-soluble at 20° C., and also to their use. The invention likewise pertains to a method for depositing these disperse particles in a metallic phase on the surface of a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Seelmann-Eggebert, Tobias Urban
  • Publication number: 20180118671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to beta-naphthol ether sulfonic acids or salts thereof having the general formula (I) R—O-(AO)n—CH2—CH2—S(O)3M (I), where R, AO, n and M have the definitions stated in the claims and in the description, to mixtures thereof, to aqueous solutions and to electrolytes comprising them, to processes for preparing them and to the use of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophie MAITRO-VOGEL, Michael LORENZ, Tobias URBAN, Silke Annika KOEHLER
  • Patent number: 9828031
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a body, which body has at least two rear longitudinal members each forming a primary load path for collision forces, wherein the motor vehicle has a rear-end module that can be pre-assembled as a sub-assembly, which rear-end module can be connected to the body as part of the vehicle assembly after the completion of the body-in-white and has at least a supporting structure for fastening chassis components of a rear wheel suspension and a beam structure extending from the supporting structure toward the motor-vehicle rear for absorbing collision forces, wherein the supporting structure and the beam structure form at least one second load path for collision forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Langhoff, Stefan Rugies, Tobias Urban, Dennis Decker, Sebastian Enderle, Pascal Schlichter
  • Publication number: 20170217496
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a body, which body has at least two rear longitudinal members each forming a primary load path for collision forces, wherein the motor vehicle has a rear-end module that can be pre-assembled as a sub-assembly, which rear-end module can be connected to the body as part of the vehicle assembly after the completion of the body-in-white and has at least a supporting structure for fastening chassis components of a rear wheel suspension and a beam structure extending from the supporting structure toward the motor-vehicle rear for absorbing collision forces, wherein the supporting structure and the beam structure form at least one second load path for collision forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: HANS-JÜRGEN LANGHOFF, STEFAN RUGIES, TOBIAS URBAN, DENNIS DECKER, SEBASTIAN ENDERLE, PASCAL SCHLICHTER
  • Patent number: 9073476
    Abstract: A multifunctional strip for a motor vehicle includes a panel element having a strip-shaped configuration and constructed for outputting first and second items of information which differ from one another; and at least one actuator for outputting an acoustic signal as one of the items of information. The multifunctional strip can be arranged on the outside of the body of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Benjamin Nikol, Markus Halm, Sebastian Schwartze, Christian Winkelmann, Robert Angermüller, Christian Brendel, Christoph Schmitz, Jens Dietmar Reuschel, Tobias Urban
  • Patent number: 8720980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle body structure in the floor region of the occupant compartment having on both sides a respective longitudinal beam (3) in the floor region of the occupant compartment between a transmission tunnel and a side sill. According to the invention each longitudinal beam (3) extends longitudinally continuously over the entire footwell length from the front end (4) to a heel plate. The longitudinal beam (3) is here formed on the bottom side as a closed longitudinal hollow beam by virtue of a longitudinal beam stepped edge (9) of the floor panel (10AB) and on the top side as a longitudinal beam closure part (11SW) by virtue of a longitudinal beam angle section connected to the top side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Willibald Weigl, Hans-Peter Maier, Martin Schromm, Tobias Urban
  • Publication number: 20140127520
    Abstract: A method for coating a metallic surface by contacting it with an aqueous copolymer dispersion, wherein the aqueous copolymer dispersion comprises an effective amount of magnesium ions and phosphate or phosphonate ions, the copolymers present in the dispersion being constructed from the following components: (A) from 20 to 95 weight % of monoethylenically unsaturated hydrocarbons and/or hydrocarbons having two conjugated double bonds, (B) from 5 to 80 weight % of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers which contain acid groups, and/or anhydrides or salts thereof. Further provided are metallic surfaces coated with such copolymers, and the use of such aqueous copolymer dispersions to coat metallic surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian SCHADE, Tobias Urban
  • Patent number: 8690218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle body structure having a body reinforcement behind the second row of seats, the body reinforcement including a beam assembly which is formed from two opposite longitudinal side beams (9, 10), a floor crossbeam (4) and two vertical side beams (5, 6), of which in each case a left-side longitudinal side beam (9), an associated end of the floor crossbeam (4) and a left-side vertical side beam (5) are connected at a left-side nodal point (11) and, correspondingly, the second longitudinal side beam (10) is connected to the other end of the floor crossbeam (4) and the second vertical side beam (10) at a right-side nodal point, and, at the two nodal points, corner reinforcements being fitted for increased stiffening in the transverse plane of the floor crossbeam (4) and the vertical side beams (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Sönke Kühl, Klaus-Dieter Carle, Tobias Urban, Oliver Thaysen