Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Kern

Wolfgang Kern 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).

  • Patent number: 11946375
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a rock anchor with condition monitoring for determining tensions or deformations in form of a conductor trace which is applied on an anchor body, whose electrical resistance changes proportionally with respect to the tension/deformation. The conductor trace may consist of an electrically conductive ink which is directly applied on the anchor body by a printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MONTANUNIVERSITÄT LEOBEN
    Inventors: Susanne Feiel, Wolfgang Kern, Thomas Griesser, Peter Moser
  • Publication number: 20230279239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article comprising a polymer, in particular a photopolymer, having a biocidal coating, wherein a biocidal component adheres to the polymer by means of a functional group of the polymer. The present invention further relates to a method of coating an article and an article obtainable thereby having a biocidal coating, as well as the use of a biocidal coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas GRIESSER, Wolfgang KERN, Thomas ROCKENBAUER, Romana SCHWARZ, Delara HARTMANN
  • Patent number: 11697717
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a prophylactic article, especially of a glove, from a (carboxylated) diene rubber, according to which a layer of a (carboxylated) diene latex is applied on a former and the (carboxylated) diene latex is cross-linked with a cross-linking agent, which is immobilized on inorganic and/or organic particles with formation of modified particles, and the modified particles are added to the (carboxylated) diene latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: SEMPERIT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT HOLDING
    Inventors: Armin Holzner, Wolfgang Kern, Jakob Cornelius Manhart, Melahat Sahin, Raimund Schaller, Sandra Schloegl
  • Publication number: 20230210695
    Abstract: An ultraviolet laser-based (UVL) laser vision correction (LVC) system, a contact interface and a contact interface system for such a UVL-LVC system. The invention facilitates a coupling and affixation between the patient's eye and the UVL-LVC system by application of a contact interface for the purposes of preventing eye movements when using UVL-LVC systems. The invention includes a UVL-LVC system with a base unit and an application arm which has a contact interface adapter on an application part of the application arm, to which a contact interface is affixable, the contact interface being usable to be to affix a patient's eye to the UVL-LVC system. The contact interface may have a conical wall and a suction ring but not a lens element, and optionally has an access opening or a corresponding contact interface system made of a contact interface adapter and a contact interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Hartmut Vogelsang, Dan Z. Reinstein, Wolfgang Kern, Christian Deutsch, Claus Goder
  • Publication number: 20220136389
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a rock anchor with condition monitoring for determining tensions or deformations in form of a conductor trace which is applied on an anchor body, whose electrical resistance changes proportionally with respect to the tension/deformation. The conductor trace may consist of an electrically conductive ink which is directly applied on the anchor body by a printing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Susanne FEIEL, Wolfgang KERN, Thomas GRIESSER, Peter MOSER
  • Patent number: 11125189
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine has a combustion chamber, an intake tract through which air can flow, a first tank for a liquid spark-ignition fuel, a second tank for water, a mixing region, in which the spark-ignition fuel from the first tank is to be mixed with the water from the second tank thereby creating a mixture having the spark-ignition fuel and the water, an injection valve which is allocated to the combustion chamber and by which the mixture can be injected directly into the combustion chamber, and a second injection valve which is allocated to the combustion chamber and provided in addition to the injection valve and by which in relation to the water and the spark-injection fuel, only the spark-injection fuel from the first tank can be injected at a location upstream of the combustion chamber into the intake tract and thus into the air flowing through the intake tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Fischer, Wolfgang Kern, Michael Sallmann, Martin Schenk
  • Publication number: 20210264153
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, among other things, may perform persistent object tracking and reidentification through detection and continuous feature comparison. For example, video frames may be received (e.g., from a camera, an application, or a data storage device) and an object of interest may be detected at a first position in a video frame and the object of interest may be detected at a second position in another video frame. A track associated with the object of interest may be generated based on the detected first and second positions of the object of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: CACI, Inc.- Federal
    Inventors: Charles VISS, Zachary JORGENSEN, Ross MASSEY, Wolfgang KERN, Tyler STAUDINGER
  • Publication number: 20210264300
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) system may be configured to efficiently annotate most if not all unlabeled image data. Some embodiments may: provide, to an object-detection, machine-learning (ML) model, a plurality of unlabeled data such that the object-detection model predicts a plurality of regions; correct at least one vertex of bounds of at least one of the regions such that the bounds fit tighter around an object; convert the regions to first subregions by cropping the first subregions from the unlabeled data; and provide the first subregions to an embedding, ML model configured to output feature vectors for each of the first subregions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: CACI, Inc.- Federal
    Inventors: Tyler Staudinger, Ross Massey, Wolfgang Kern, Jasen Halmes, Jonathan Von Stroh, Troy Wallace, Thomas Gordon Walter Huntley, Jon Kyle Pula
  • Patent number: 11040878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for flexibly controlling the use of hydrochloric acid having an HCl concentration of at least 10 wt %, in particular at a volume flow rate of at least 1 m3/h, obtained from a continuous chemical production process (A). In the method, purified hydrochloric acid (54) from a hydrochloric acid store (E) is optionally fed to a dispatch station (H), an HCl electrolysis station (F) and a chloralkali electrolysis station (L), which are consumption points for the hydrochloric acid, or to a neutralisation station (G) in that if one or more of said consumption points (H, F, L) is not available or if there are bottlenecks at the consumption points (H, F, L), the hydrochloric acid (54) is fed to the neutralisation station (G) and neutralised with concentrated alkali solution (55), in particular with concentrated sodium hydroxide solution, and the resulting salt solution (56) is fed either to the chloralkali process station (L) or to a disposal station (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bulan, Johann Rechner, Rainer Weber, Juergen Hecke, Wolfgang Kern, Martin Leipnitz, Bernd Henning
  • Patent number: 11034581
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a device for the continuous neutralization of hydrochloric acid at an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Andreas Brachmann, Thomas Freitag, Juergen Hecke, Axel Hirschberg, Wolfgang Kern, Martin Leipnitz, Ralf Friedrichsen, Volker Rossmann
  • Publication number: 20210164420
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine has a combustion chamber, an intake tract through which air can flow, a first tank for a liquid spark-ignition fuel, a second tank for water, a mixing region, in which the spark-ignition fuel from the first tank is to be mixed with the water from the second tank thereby creating a mixture having the spark-ignition fuel and the water, an injection valve which is allocated to the combustion chamber and by which the mixture can be injected directly into the combustion chamber, and a second injection valve which is allocated to the combustion chamber and provided in addition to the injection valve and by which in relation to the water and the spark-injection fuel, only the spark-injection fuel from the first tank can be injected at a location upstream of the combustion chamber into the intake tract and thus into the air flowing through the intake tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Philipp FISCHER, Wolfgang KERN, Michael SALLMANN, Martin SCHENK
  • Patent number: 10808046
    Abstract: According to a method for the manufacture of a prophylactic article, especially of a glove, from a (carboxylated) diene rubber, at least one layer of a (carboxylated) diene latex is applied on a former and the (carboxylated) diene latex is cross-linked with a cross-linking agent, wherein a mercapto-functional siloxane polymer is used as cross-linking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding
    Inventors: Armin Holzner, Wolfgang Kern, Jakob Cornelius Manhart, Melahat Sahin, Raimund Schaller, Sandra Schloegl
  • Patent number: 10738146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for free radical-induced cationic frontal polymerization of cationically polymerizable monomers using a combination of at least one cationic polymerization initiator and at least one activator for said at least one initiator, characterized in that benzopinacol is used as said activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Technische Universitaet Wien
    Inventors: Robert Liska, Daniel Bomze, Wolfgang Kern, Patrick Knaack
  • Publication number: 20190375635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for flexibly controlling the use of hydrochloric acid having an HCl concentration of at least 10 wt %, in particular at a volume flow rate of at least 1 m3/h, obtained from a continuous chemical production process (A). In the method, purified hydrochloric acid (54) from a hydrochloric acid store (E) is optionally fed to a dispatch station (H), an HCl electrolysis station (F) and a chloralkali electrolysis station (L), which are consumption points for the hydrochloric acid, or to a neutralisation station (G) in that if one or more of said consumption points (H, F, L) is not available or if there are bottlenecks at the consumption points (H, F, L), the hydrochloric acid (54) is fed to the neutralisation station (G) and neutralised with concentrated alkali solution (55), in particular with concentrated sodium hydroxide solution, and the resulting salt solution (56) is fed either to the chloralkali process station (L) or to a disposal station (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Bulan, Johann RECHNER, Rainer WEBER, Juergen HECKE, Wolfgang KERN, Martin LEIPNITZ, Bemd HENNING
  • Publication number: 20190330060
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a device for the continuous neutralization of hydrochloric acid at an industrial scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas BRACHMANN, Thomas FREITAG, Juergen HECKE, Axel HIRSCHBERG, Wolfgang KERN, Martin LEIPNITZ, Ralf FRIEDRICHSEN, Volker ROSSMANN
  • Publication number: 20190309123
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for free radical-induced cationic frontal polymerization of cationically polymerizable monomers using a combination of at least one cationic polymerization initiator and at least one activator for said at least one initiator, characterized in that benzopinacol is used as said activator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Technische Universitaet Wien
    Inventors: Robert LISKA, Daniel BOMZE, Wolfgang KERN, Patrick KNAACK
  • Publication number: 20190112436
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a prophylactic article, especially of a glove, from a (carboxylated) diene rubber, according to which a layer of a (carboxylated) diene latex is applied on a former and the (carboxylated) diene latex is cross-linked with a cross-linking agent, which is immobilized on inorganic and/or organic particles with formation of modified particles, and the modified particles are added to the (carboxylated) diene latex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding
    Inventors: Armin HOLZNER, Wolfgang KERN, Jakob Cornelius MANHART, Melahat SAHIN, Raimund SCHALLER, Sandra SCHLOEGL
  • Publication number: 20190092879
    Abstract: According to a method for the manufacture of a prophylactic article, especially of a glove, from a (carboxylated) diene rubber, at least one layer of a (carboxylated) diene latex is applied on a former and the (carboxylated) diene latex is cross-linked with a cross-linking agent, wherein a mercapto-functional siloxane polymer is used as cross-linking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding
    Inventors: Armin HOLZNER, Wolfgang KERN, Jakob Cornelius MANHART, Melahat SAHIN, Raimund SCHALLER, Sandra SCHLOEGL
  • Patent number: 10124920
    Abstract: A method for filling packs with products, in particular for filling boxes with multipacks of cigarette packs in which several products are put together to form a product group. The completeness of the product group is detected by a first control device. Several product groups are put together by a handling device to form a group of product groups and are inserted into the pack, wherein the presence of the group in the pack and/or the completeness of the group of product groups is detected by a second control device. The feeding of groups to the pack is repeated where necessary until a provided number of groups have been filled into the pack, which corresponds to a required quantity of groups or product groups in the pack, and the presence of the groups in the pack is detected or documented by a control device, in particular the second control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kern, Falko Böger
  • Patent number: 10100707
    Abstract: An active grille shutter for regulating airflow towards a vehicle heat exchanger. A frame adjacent the heat exchanger has a first mount with bores, a second mount, and an opening between the mounts to allow air to pass through. An end cap secures to the second mount and has bores. Vanes extend across the opening between opposing ends with a receiver at each end. Bearings are provided with couplers extending into and attached to the receivers, and a shafts extending into the bores. A linkage interconnects the bearings at one of the ends such that the vanes rotate concurrently. An actuator attached to the frame adjacent the first mount is coupled to one of the end cap bearings and rotation imparts rotation to the vanes by the linkage to concurrently rotate the vanes within the opening to regulate airflow through the opening towards the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Montaplast of North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wolf, Wolfgang Kern, Sascha Klausen