Patents by Inventor Volker Thome

Volker Thome 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: 20210319377
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present application relates to a test method for determining the risk potential of an alkali-silica reaction in mineral construction materials such as concrete. The test method may be characterized by the steps of: a) examining (220) a sample (12) by means of Raman spectroscopy for providing a structural characterization (230) of the sample (12), b) comparing (240) the examination result to values (250) stored in a database, and c) using (260) the result of the comparison (240) for ascertaining (270) a risk potential for the concrete for an alkali-silica reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: SEBASTIAN DITTRICH, VOLKER THOME, SEVERIN SEIFERT, MIRIAM KRÜGER
  • Publication number: 20210069724
    Abstract: A fragmentation system for electrodynamic fragmentation of material contains a feed and an outlet for transporting material along a transport path in a transport direction. At least one high-voltage pulse source is provided, each of the high-voltage pulse sources contains at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode for generating a high-voltage discharge in a discharge chamber. The transport path has a fractionation section, and the fractionation section extends through the discharge chamber. A selection device for selectively extracting the material on the transport path is provided in order to channel material and/or fragments of the material having a diameter smaller than a minimum diameter past at least one portion of one of the fractionation sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Stark, Volker Thome, Severin Seifert, Sebastian Dittrich, Christian Bickes, Juergen Urban