Patents by Inventor Alexander Schmitz

Alexander Schmitz 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: 10800296
    Abstract: A seat recliner assembly for a vehicle may include first and second recliner hearts, a hand lever, and a cross member. The first recliner heart may be mounted to a bracket. The second recliner heart may be mounted to another bracket. The hand lever may be mounted to the first recliner heart and may be rotatable relative to the brackets to move the first recliner heart between a locked state and an unlocked state. The cross member may be connected to the first and second recliner hearts and may transmit torque from the hand lever to the second recliner mechanism to move the second recliner heart with the first recliner heart between the locked and unlocked states. The cross member may include an aperture extending through an entire longitudinal length of the cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ralph L. Schmitz, Jacob P. Hellrung, Henry Alexander Braddock, III
  • Patent number: 10730184
    Abstract: A control system (10) according to the present invention includes a robot arm (11) provided in a manner capable of moving in a given space, a motor (14) for operating the robot arm (11), a torque adjustment device (16) for operating in a manner capable of adjusting a transmitted torque that is transmitted from the motor (14) to the robot arm (11), and a control device (19) for performing operation control of the robot arm (11). The robot arm (11) is provided with a gravity-compensating mechanism (12) for cancelling an effect of gravity due to the robot arm (11), and the control device (19) commands adjustment of the transmitted torque at the torque adjustment device (16), without taking into account the effect of the gravity of the robot arm (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Alexander Schmitz, Soumya Bhavaraju, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Gonzaro Aguirre Dominguez, Ritsuki Sato, Wei Wang, Shigeki Sugano
  • Patent number: 10684261
    Abstract: An inspection system for performing an inspection of an end region of a part is provided. The inspection system includes a robotic assembly positioned along a side of the part. The inspection system includes an ultrasonic probe coupled to the robotic assembly and positioned in proximity to the end region of the part. The ultrasonic probe is moved by the robotic assembly along a path to inspect the end region of the part. During the inspection, the ultrasonic probe transmits a signal towards the end region of the part and receives a reflected signal from the end region of the part. The inspection system provides, as a single system, for inspection of both a body of the part and the end region of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephan Falter, Alexander Felix Fiseni, Stephan Schmitz, Daniel Koers, Matthias Erhard Schwabe
  • Publication number: 20200139562
    Abstract: A power transmission system 10 includes: a variable torque limiter 16 configured to allow a torque limit value to be variable, the torque limit value being an upper limit value of transmitted power from an input unit 21 to an output unit 22; an input-side displacement sensor 17A configured to detect a displacement state of the input unit 21; an output-side displacement sensor 17B configured to detect a displacement state of the output unit 22; and a control device 19 configured to perform transmission control of the power based on detection results of the respective sensors. The control device 19 includes a safety measure control function 25, a teaching control function 26, and an operation control function 27. The safety measure control function 25 interrupts transmission of the power when the transmitted power exceeds the limit value. The teaching control function 26 interrupts transmission of the power in teaching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Alexander Schmitz, Wei Wang, Alexis Carlos Holgado, Chincheng Hsu, Kento Kobayashi, Javier Alvarez Lopez, Yushi Wang, Shigeki Sugano
  • Publication number: 20200025258
    Abstract: A torque limiter 10 includes an input unit 11 connected to a driving device M on input side, and an output unit 12 connected to a robot arm A on output side. The input unit 11 and the output unit 12 include a coupling structure in which the input unit 11 and the output unit 12 approach and recede from each other so as to enable switching of a connecting state where the input unit 11 and the output unit 12 are connected to each other and a non-connecting state where the input unit 11 and the output unit 12 are not connected to each other, through adjustment of magnetic force therebetween. The coupling structure includes an electromagnet 17 that enables adjustment of the magnetic force through adjustment of an application voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Alexander Schmitz, Wei Wang, Alexis Carlos Holgado, Chincheng Hsu, Kento Kobayashi, Javier Alvarez Lopez, Yushi Wang, Shigeki Sugano
  • Publication number: 20190369058
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring the condition of ultrasonic transducers and ultrasonic probes used in non-destructive testing are provided. In one aspect, a degree of deterioration and end of life of an ultrasonic transducer can be estimated based upon measured environmental and/or operating parameters of the ultrasonic transducer. In another aspect, testing parameters acquired by a single ultrasonic probe or different ultrasonic probes can be measured and analyzed to identify deterioration of an ultrasonic probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Fiseni, Stephan Schmitz, Christof Breidenbach, Stephan Falter, Daniel Koers, Marek Parusel, Lars Rohpeter, Sven Runte, Sebastian Standop
  • Publication number: 20180370031
    Abstract: A control system (10) according to the present invention includes a robot arm (11) provided in a manner capable of moving in a given space, a motor (14) for operating the robot arm (11), a torque adjustment device (16) for operating in a manner capable of adjusting a transmitted torque that is transmitted from the motor (14) to the robot arm (11), and a control device (19) for performing operation control of the robot arm (11). The robot arm (11) is provided with a gravity-compensating mechanism (12) for cancelling an effect of gravity due to the robot arm (11), and the control device (19) commands adjustment of the transmitted torque at the torque adjustment device (16), without taking into account the effect of the gravity of the robot arm (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Alexander Schmitz, Soumya Bhavaraju, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Gonzaro Aguirre Dominguez, Ritsuki Sato, Wei Wang, Shigeki Sugano
  • Patent number: 9687470
    Abstract: A method for the prevention of filariasis includes administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the general formula (1) or at least one of racemates, enantiomers, diastereomers, solvates, hydrates, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and esters of general formula (1), wherein, R is selected from the group comprising n-propyl, n-butyl, and at least one of structural elements (2a), (2b), (3a), (3b), (4), (5), (6a), (6b), (7a), and (7b):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITAET BONN
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Pfarr, Achim Hoerauf, Gabriele Maria Koenig, Sabine Specht, Andrea Schiefer, Till Friedrich Schaeberle, Alexander Schmitz, Stefan Kehraus
  • Patent number: 9168244
    Abstract: A method for a therapeutic treatment of filariasis includes administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of the general formula (1) or at least one of racemates, enantiomers, diastereomers, solvates, hydrates, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and esters of general formula (1), wherein, R is selected from the group comprising n-propyl, n-butyl, and at least one of structural elements (2a), (2b), (3a), (3b), (4), (5), (6a), (6b), (7a), and (7b):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITAET BONN
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Pfarr, Achim Hoerauf, Gabriele Maria Koenig, Sabine Specht, Andrea Schiefer, Till Friedrich Schaeberle, Alexander Schmitz, Stefan Kehraus
  • Publication number: 20150182497
    Abstract: A method for a therapeutic treatment of filariasis includes administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of the general formula (1) or at least one of racemates, enantiomers, diastereomers, solvates, hydrates, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and esters of general formula (1), wherein, R is selected from the group comprising n-propyl, n-butyl, and at least one of structural elements (2a), (2b), (3a), (3b), (4), (5), (6a), (6b), (7a), and (7b):
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: KENNETH MICHAEL PFARR, ACHIM HOERAUF, Gabriele Maria Koenig, Sabine Specht, Andrea Schiefer, Till Friedrich Schaeberle, Alexander Schmitz, Stefan Kehraus
  • Publication number: 20150182498
    Abstract: A method for the prevention of filariasis includes administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the general formula (1) or at least one of racemates, enantiomers, diastereomers, solvates, hydrates, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and esters of general formula (1), wherein, R is selected from the group comprising n-propyl, n-butyl, and at least one of structural elements (2a), (2b), (3a), (3b), (4), (5), (6a), (6b), (7a), and (7b):
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: KENNETH MICHAEL PFARR, Achim Hoerauf, Gabriele Maria Koenig, Sabine Specht, Andrea Schiefer, Till Friedrich Schaeberle, Alexander Schmitz, Stefan Kehraus
  • Publication number: 20140073688
    Abstract: A compound for use in a therapeutic treatment of filariasis or a prophylactic treatment of filariasis of the general formula (1) or at least one of racemates, enantiomers, diastereomers, solvates, hydrates, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and esters of the general formula (1), a nematicidal composition comprising as an active ingredient a compound according to the general formula (1), and a method for treating filariasis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITAET BONN
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Pfarr, Achim Hoerauf, Gabriele Maria Koenig, Sabine Specht, Andrea Schiefer, Till Friedrich Schaeberle, Alexander Schmitz, Stefan Kehraus
  • Patent number: 8067460
    Abstract: Compositions of matter comprising 5-phenoxyalkoxypsoralen compounds and their method of synthesis and use. The compounds are useable to treat diseases or disorders in human or animal subjects, including autoimmune diseases. The compounds inhibit potassium channels, including the Kv1.3 channel and at least some of the therapeutic effects of such compounds may be due at least in part to potassium channel inhibition. In some embodiments, the compounds are more selective for certain potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.3 channels) than other potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.5 channels).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Califonia
    Inventors: Heike Wulff, Ananthakrishnan Sankaranarayanan, Wolfram Haensel, Alexander Schmitz, Kristina Schmidt-Lassen
  • Publication number: 20100121059
    Abstract: Compositions of matter comprising 5-phenoxyalkoxypsoralen compounds and their method of synthesis and use. The compounds are useable to treat diseases or disorders in human or animal subjects, including autoimmune diseases. The compounds inhibit potassium channels, including the Kv1.3 channel and at least some of the therapeutic effects of such compounds may be due at least in part to potassium channel inhibition. In some embodiments, the compounds are more selective for certain potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.3 channels) than other potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.5 channels).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Heike Wulff, Ananthakrishnan Sankaranarayanan, Wolfram Haensel, Alexander Schmitz, Kristina Schmidt-Lassen
  • Patent number: 7557138
    Abstract: Compositions of matter comprising 5-phenoxyalkoxypsoralen compounds and their method of synthesis and use. The compounds are useable to treat diseases or disorders in human or animal subjects, including autoimmune diseases. The compounds inhibit potassium channels, including the Kv1.3 channel and at least some of the therapeutic effects of such compounds may be due at least in part to potassium channel inhibition. In some embodiments, the compounds are more selective for certain potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.3 channels) than other potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.5 channels).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Heike Wulff, Ananthakrishnan Sankaranarayanan, Wolfram Haensel, Alexander Schmitz, Kristina Schmidt-Lassen
  • Publication number: 20060079535
    Abstract: Compositions of matter comprising 5-phenoxyalkoxypsoralen compounds and their method of synthesis and use. The compounds are useable to treat diseases or disorders in human or animal subjects, including autoimmune diseases. The compounds inhibit potassium channels, including the Kv1.3 channel and at least some of the therapeutic effects of such compounds may be due at least in part to potassium channel inhibition. In some embodiments, the compounds are more selective for certain potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.3 channels) than other potassium channels (e.g., Kv1.5 channels).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Heike Wulff, Ananthakrishnan Sankaranarayanan, Wolfram Haensel, Alexander Schmitz, Kristina Schmidt-Lassen
  • Patent number: 6264052
    Abstract: A screw-type bottle cap having a body with an internal thread and a tamperproof strip which has at least one expansion structure that includes at least one point at which it is fixed to the cap body. In this way, a screw-type cap is produced which has a reliable tamperproof function wherein the tamperproof strip remains attached to the cap body when the cap is unscrewed, without the free ends of the strip protruding from the cap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: CCT Creative Closure Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Schmitz
  • Patent number: 4746025
    Abstract: A plastic closure for a plastic container and a method of making it. The closure is made of a plastic material of different hardness or melting temperature from the container and its sealing edge is fitted into the container neck. An edge surface of the sealing edge extends substantially immediately adjacent an edge surface of the neck and is welded to the neck by simultaneous heating of the adjacent edge surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Jacob Berg GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter J. Krautkramer, Alexander Schmitz