Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Meier

Wolfgang Meier 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: 20190314798
    Abstract: A method for preparing a homogenous catalyst for the production of linear alpha olefins includes: preparing a first pre-catalyst solution comprising a modifier and an organoaluminum compound in a first solvent wherein the first pre-catalyst solution is reacted and stored in a first vessel for a period of time of 1 hour to 90 days; preparing a second pre-catalyst solution comprising a second solvent, a ligand, and a chromium containing compound, wherein the second pre-catalyst solution is stored in a second vessel for a period of time of 1 hour to 90 days; and after a period of time, adding the first pre-catalyst solution to a catalyst pre-formation unit; after the same period of time, adding the second pre-catalyst solution to the catalyst pre-formation unit; forming a homogenous catalyst by mixing the first pre-catalyst solution and the second pre-catalyst solution; adding the homogeneous catalyst to a reaction vessel, wherein the reaction vessel comprises an alpha olefin; and forming the linear alpha olefin
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Abdullah Saad Al-Dughaither, Shahid Azam, Abdulmajeed Mohammed Al-Hamdan, Dafer Mubarak Alshahrani, Sebastiano Licciulli, Anina Wohl, Wolfgang Muller, Heinz Bolt, Andreas Meiswinkel, Tobias Meier, Ralf Noack
  • Publication number: 20190302628
    Abstract: A cost-effective method for repairing reflective optical elements for EUV lithography. These optical elements (60) have a substrate (61) and a coating (62) that reflects at a working wavelength in the range between 5 nm and 20 nm and is damaged as a result of formation of hydrogen bubbles. The method includes: localizing a damaged area (63, 64, 65, 66) in the coating (62) and covering the damaged area (63, 64, 65, 66) with one or more materials having low hydrogen permeability by applying a cover element to the damaged area. The cover element is formed of a surface structure, a convex or concave surface, or a coating corresponding to the coating of the reflective optical element, or a combination thereof. The method is particularly suitable for collector mirrors (70) for EUV lithography. After the repair, the optical elements have cover elements (71, 72, 73).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Robert MEIER, Holger KIEREY, Christof JALICS, Eric EVA, Ralf WINTER, Arno SCHMITTNER, Alexey KUZNETSOV, Vitaliy SHKLOVER, Christoph NOTTBOHM, Wolfgang MERKEL
  • Patent number: 10336357
    Abstract: A transport cart and a method using a transport cart transports objects or animal carcasses. The transport cart has a loading trough which has a region which is arranged on a side of the loading trough facing away from a handlebar and/or from at least one handle, wherein the region has at least one loading and/or unloading device, thus making loading and/or unloading possible such that the object which is to be transported or the transported object or the animal carcass which is to be transported or the transported animal carcass does not have to be touched by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Wolfgang Meier
  • Patent number: 9901093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microemulsion comprising (A) 0.1 to 50% by weight of at least one active ingredient, (B) 0.5 to 40% by weight of at least one solvent which is fully miscible with water, (C) 10 to 40% by weight of at least one nonionic surfactant, (D) 0 to 10% by weight of further additives, (E) 10 to 90% by weight of water and (F) 0.1 to 60% by weight of at least one solvent which is partially miscible with water, in each case based on the total microemulsion, where the total of the amounts of components A, B, C, D, E and F is 100% by weight and where the microemulsion does not comprise any anionic surfactants, and to a process for the preparation of this microemulsion and to the use of this microemulsion for the treatment of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Wolfgang Meier, Thomas Bork, Karl Strauss, Tatjana Levy, Jurith Montag
  • Publication number: 20170280710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous pesticide microemulsion formulation including (a) at least one organic pesticide compound P, which is sparingly soluble in water and which is present in the formulation in dissolved form; (b) at least one organic solvent LM1 selected from C1-C4-alkyl lactates; (c) at least one organic solvent LM2 selected from C5-C12-alkyl lactates; (d) at least one organic solvent LM3 selected from N—(C4-C12 alkyl)pyrrolidones; (e) at least one surfactant S selected from anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants and mixtures thereof; and (f) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Steffen Schlehuber, Sarah Thompson, Wolfgang Meier, Jochen Schreieck, Helmut Mueller, Paulo Cesar Queiroz
  • Publication number: 20170232990
    Abstract: A transport cart and a method using a transport cart transports objects or animal carcasses. The transport cart has a loading trough which has a region which is arranged on a side of the loading trough facing away from a handlebar and/or from at least one handle, wherein the region has at least one loading and/or unloading device, thus making loading and/or unloading possible such that the object which is to be transported or the transported object or the animal carcass which is to be transported or the transported animal carcass does not have to be touched by an operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Wolfgang MEIER
  • Patent number: 9575100
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement including a rectifier circuit and a current determining circuit. The rectifier circuit is configured to rectify an alternating signal into a rectified signal. The current determining circuit is configured to determine a current of the alternating signal from at least a current of the rectified signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
    Inventors: Davide Piombo, Angelo Cavo, Fabio Parodi, Davide Flamini, Wolfgang Meier, Sergio Rossi
  • Patent number: 8975292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling arthropods comprising the application of an aqueous gel which contains an insecticide, an attractant and a thickener, wherein the aqueous gel is applied in the form of spots on fruit trees. The invention further relates to an aqueous gel comprising an insecticide, an attractant, a thickener, a humectant and a feeding stimulant. The invention also relates to a concentrated gel for preparing the aqueous gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Tatjana Levy, Ouidad Benlahmar, Marc Nolte, Thomas Kröhl, Christoph Randt, Thomas Bork, Wolfgang Meier, Clark D. Klein, Tiffany Hennessey
  • Patent number: 8761996
    Abstract: In a method and a device for learning the neutral position of the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle, the lowest pedal voltage is determined during a first drive cycle, the voltage remaining constant over a specific period of time and repeating itself several times within the drive cycle. A minimum pedal value is confirmed and set on the basis of the determined lowest pedal value that has been confirmed in at least one succeeding drive cycle. Finally, a plausibility check on the confirmed lowest pedal value is performed. The method and the device are characterized by particular robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Roger Bernhardt, Wolfgang Meier
  • Patent number: 8741809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel liquid formulation for crop protection which comprises a) pyraclostrobin; b) at least one organic solvent S1 with a water solubility of less than 2 g/l at 20° C.; c) at least one organic solvent S2 with a water solubility of at least 2 g/l at 20° C., where S2 comprises at least one solvent S2.1 with a water solubility of more than 200 g/l at 20° C. and optionally at least one solvent S2.2 with a water solubility of 2 to 200 g/l at 20° C.; d) at least one anionic surface-active substance SA1; e) at least one nonionic surface-active substance SA2; and f) water. The invention also relates to the use of the crop protection formulation for treatment of plants and seed, and to corresponding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulrike Troppmann, Wolfgang Meier, Guenter Oetter, Ulrich Steinbrenner, Tatjana Levy, Jurith Montag, Tanja Brunner, Reiner Weiler
  • Patent number: 8378003
    Abstract: Provided are substantially flat membranes that include a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein, such as Aquaporin-Z, or a synthetic mimic of such proteins. Also provided are methods of removing contaminants from a liquid, by contacting the liquid with a substantially flat membrane that includes a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic thereof. Also provided are methods of making such membranes. Further provided are compositions that include at least one active ingredient and vesicles surrounding the active ingredient, where the vesicles include a block or graft copolymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic surrounding the active ingredient. Also provided are methods that include administering such compositions to patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kumar Manish, Clark Mark, Zilles L. Julie, Mariusz Grzelakowski, Rainer Nehring, WolfGang Meier
  • Patent number: 8333982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new aqueous microemulsions containing one or more organic insecticide compounds and to their use for plant protection, including seed and crop protection, and protection of non-living material. The formulation according to the invention comprises: a) at least one organic insecticide compound I having a water solubility of not more than 5 g/l at 298 K and 1013 mbar; b) at least one polar organic solvent selected from ketones, esters, amides and ethers, each having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; c) at least one alcohol having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; d) at least one surfactant selected from anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants; e) at least one non-polar organic solvent different from b); and f) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Wolfgang Meier, Jens Raab, Matthias Bratz
  • Patent number: 8178117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a formulation comprising (a) at least one pesticide; and (b) at least one non-ionic surfactant of formula (I): R1—O-(AO)x—(H); wherein R1 represents straight-chain or branched alkyl having 4 to 20 carbon atoms; AO is ethyleneoxy, propyleneoxy or a mixture of ethyleneoxy and propyleneoxy; and x correspond to values from 2 to 30; and (c) at least one ionic tristyrylphenyl alkoylate; and (d) at least one oil; and (e) water, wherein the pesticide is present in the aqueous phase in form of a suspension and the oil is essentially free of pesticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Wolfgang Meier, Karl Strauss, Arnold Kraushaar, Ulrich Steinbrenner
  • Publication number: 20110195846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel liquid formulation for crop protection which comprises a) pyraclostrobin; b) at least one organic solvent S1 with a water solubility of less than 2 g/l at 20° C.; c) at least one organic solvent S2 with a water solubility of at least 2 g/l at 20° C., where S2 comprises at least one solvent S2.1 with a water solubility of more than 200 g/l at 20° C. and optionally at least one solvent S2.2 with a water solubility of 2 to 200 g/l at 20° C.; d) at least one anionic surface-active substance SA1; e) at least one nonionic surface-active substance SA2; and f) water. The invention also relates to the use of the crop protection formulation for treatment of plants and seed, and to corresponding methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ulrike Troppmann, Wolfgang Meier, Guenter Oetter, Ulrich Steinbrenner, Tatjana Levy, Jurith Montag, Tanija Brunner, Reiner Weiler
  • Publication number: 20110184040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling arthropods comprising the application of an aqueous gel which contains an insecticide, an attractant and a thickener, wherein the aqueous gel is applied in the form of spots on fruit trees. The invention further relates to an aqueous gel comprising an insecticide, an attractant, a thickener, a humectant and a feeding stimulant. The invention also relates to a concentrated gel for preparing the aqueous gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Tatjana Levy, Ouidad Benlahmar, Marc Nolte, Thomas Kröhl, Christoph Randt, Thomas Bork, Wolfgang Meier, Clark D. Klein, Tiffany Hennessey
  • Publication number: 20110124590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oil-in-water emulsion comprising solvent (A), water (B), surfactant (C) and at least 2% by weight of pesticide (D) based on the emulsion, wherein the solvent comprises an aromatic hydrocarbon (a) and a ketone (b). Furthermore, the invention relates to a process for the preparation of an oil-in-water emulsion by mixing solvent (A), water (B), surfactant (C) and at least 2% by weight of pesticide (D) based on the emulsion with one another. Further subject matter are an agrochemical formulation comprising the emulsion according to the invention and further adjuvants; a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired vegetation and/or undesired attack by insects or mites and/or for regulating the growth of plants; a method of controlling undesired attack by insects or mites on plants and/or of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or of controlling undesired vegetation; and seed treated with an agrochemical formulation according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Sowa, Tatjana Levy, Ralf Vogel, Wolfgang Meier, Michael Krapp, Jurith Montag, Claude Taranta
  • Publication number: 20110046074
    Abstract: Provided are substantially flat membranes that include a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein, such as Aquaporin-Z, or a synthetic mimic of such proteins. Also provided are methods of removing contaminants from a liquid, by contacting the liquid with a substantially flat membrane that includes a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic thereof. Also provided are methods of making such membranes. Further provided are compositions that include at least one active ingredient and vesicles surrounding the active ingredient, where the vesicles include a block or graft copolymer and a water transport protein or synthetic mimic surrounding the active ingredient. Also provided are methods that include administering such compositions to patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: Manish Kumar, Mark Clark, Julie M. Zilles, Mariusz Grzelakowski, Rainer Nehring, WolfGang Meier
  • Publication number: 20110040457
    Abstract: In a method and a device for learning the neutral position of the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle, the lowest pedal voltage is determined during a first drive cycle, the voltage remaining constant over a specific period of time and repeating itself several times within the drive cycle. A minimum pedal value is confirmed and set on the basis of the determined lowest pedal value that has been confirmed in at least one succeeding drive cycle. Finally, a plausibility check on the confirmed lowest pedal value is performed. The method and the device are characterized by particular robustness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Roger Bernhardt, Wolfgang Meier
  • Publication number: 20110039698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microemulsion comprising (A) 0.1 to 50% by weight of at least one active ingredient as component A, (B) 0.5 to 40% by weight of at least one solvent which is fully miscible with water, being chosen from the group consisting of esters of acetic acid, of lactic acid, of benzoic acid, of dicarboxylic acids, cyclic esters, cyclic amides, carbonates, sulphur containing solvents, phosphates, ethers and mixtures thereof, as component B, (C) 10 to 40% by weight of at least one nonionic surfactant as component C, (D) 0 to 10% by weight of further additives as component D, (E) 10 to 90% by weight of water as component E and (F) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Wolfgang Meier, Thomas Bork, Karl Strauss, Tatjana Levy, Jurith Montag
  • Publication number: 20100234457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new aqueous microemulsions containing one or more organic insecticide compounds and to their use for plant protection, including seed and crop protection, and protection of non-living material. The formulation according to the invention comprises: a) at least one organic insecticide compound I having a water solubility of not more than 5 g/l at 298 K and 1013 mbar; b) at least one polar organic solvent selected from ketones, esters, amides and ethers, each having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; c) at least one alcohol having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; d) at least one surfactant selected from anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants; e) at least one non-polar organic solvent different from b); and f) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Wolfgang Meier, Jens Raab, Matthias Bratz