Patents by Inventor Alfred Schmid

Alfred Schmid 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: 10480847
    Abstract: A domestic appliance includes a housing and an appliance component which is disposed on the housing, is separate from the housing and is movable relative to the housing. A handle which is disposed on the appliance component has a handle recess which can be gripped from above and which is delimited by a front wall of the handle and a slanted bottom wall of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Heisswolf, Simon Kraemer, Alfred Raab, Christian Schmid, Ralph Staud, Thomas Tischer, Philipp Kleinlein, Andreas Kessler
  • Patent number: 10295246
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a position of a door on a housing of a household refrigeration appliance to change a placement of the door while located on the housing, includes separating a door leaf of the door from a front flange of the housing in a depth direction of the household refrigeration appliance by a gap in a closed state of the door. A tool is inserted into the gap and a readjustment element, which can be accessed through the gap, is readjusted by using the tool in such a way that the position of the door relative to the housing is changed in dependence on the readjustment of the readjustment element. A household refrigeration appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Heisswolf, Simon Kraemer, Alfred Raab, Christian Schmid
  • Patent number: 9941952
    Abstract: A satellite terminal and a machine-implemented method are provided for encoding a burst header of a burst for transmission on an inroute. One component of a group of satellite terminal components consisting of an ASIC, a FPGA, and a DSP, generates a burst header having five information bits encoded therein. The five information bits may be encoded using a Reed-Muller code, a (32, 5) block code or a convolutional code having a code rate of either 1/5 or 1/10. The five information bits may represent one or more of a modulation type for a payload of the burst, a code rate for encoding the payload, a code type, and a spreading factor for spreading the payload during transmission. A satellite gateway and a machine-implemented method are also provided for decoding a burst header of a burst received on an inroute as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Yezdi Antia, Mustafa Eroz, John Alfred Schmid
  • Publication number: 20170170891
    Abstract: A satellite terminal and a machine-implemented method are provided for encoding a burst header of a burst for transmission on an inroute. One component of a group of satellite terminal components consisting of an ASIC, a FPGA, and a DSP, generates a burst header having five information bits encoded therein. The five information bits may be encoded using a Reed-Muller code, a (32, 5) block code or a convolutional code having a code rate of either 1/5 or 1/10. The five information bits may represent one or more of a modulation type for a payload of the burst, a code rate for encoding the payload, a code type, and a spreading factor for spreading the payload during transmission. A satellite gateway and a machine-implemented method are also provided for decoding a burst header of a burst received on an inroute as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Yezdi Antia, Mustafa Eroz, John Alfred Schmid
  • Patent number: 9680562
    Abstract: A satellite terminal and a machine-implemented method are provided for encoding a burst header of a burst for transmission on an inroute. One component of a group of satellite terminal components consisting of an ASIC, a FPGA, and a DSP, generates a burst header having five information bits encoded therein. The five information bits may be encoded using a Reed-Muller code, a (32, 5) block code or a convolutional code having a code rate of either 1/5 or 1/10. The five information bits may represent one or more of a modulation type for a payload of the burst, a code rate for encoding the payload, a code type, and a spreading factor for spreading the payload during transmission. A satellite gateway and a machine-implemented method are also provided for decoding a burst header of a burst received on an inroute as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Yezdi Antia, Mustafa Eroz, John Alfred Schmid
  • Publication number: 20160080071
    Abstract: A satellite terminal and a machine-implemented method are provided for encoding a burst header of a burst for transmission on an inroute. One component of a group of satellite terminal components consisting of an ASIC, a FPGA, and a DSP, generates a burst header having five information bits encoded therein. The five information bits may be encoded using a Reed-Muller code, a (32, 5) block code or a convolutional code having a code rate of either 1/5 or 1/10. The five information bits may represent one or more of a modulation type for a payload of the burst, a code rate for encoding the payload, a code type, and a spreading factor for spreading the payload during transmission. A satellite gateway and a machine-implemented method are also provided for decoding a burst header of a burst received on an inroute as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Yezdi Antia, Mustafa Eroz, John Alfred Schmid
  • Publication number: 20060191802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixing capsule (11) for a two-component mixture, comprising a container piece (13) and an ejection nozzle (19), formed on the front face (17) thereof. A piston (15) may be axially displaced in the container piece (13). A through opening (25) is provided in the front face (17) of the piston, to which a second chamber (23) is connected. In the unused state of the capsule, a membrane (29) seals the through opening (25). The cavity between the front face (17) of the container piece and the front face (31) of the piston (15) defines a first chamber (35) or a mixing chamber. A moving displacer (33) is provided in the mixing chamber (35). The displacer (33) is displaced by means of an actuating pin (37) which seals the ejection nozzle (19) in the unused state. A forced activation device is provided, such that the mixing capsule cannot be unintentionally activated but has to be activated on use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventor: Alfred Schmid
  • Patent number: 7094079
    Abstract: An angular position measuring device includes a cap, a connecting cable and a spring element which is arranged on the cap. To fix the connecting cable in position, the spring element is able to generate a force which has a radial directional component with respect to the connecting cable, the connecting cable being pressed against the cap by this force. In this manner, the connecting cable is secured with form locking and/or frictional engagement on the cap in a contact area of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Meyer, Alfred Schmid, Johann Tauber
  • Publication number: 20050181649
    Abstract: An angular position measuring device includes a cap, a connecting cable and a spring element which is arranged on the cap. To fix the connecting cable in position, the spring element is able to generate a force which has a radial directional component with respect to the connecting cable, the connecting cable being pressed against the cap by this force. In this manner, the connecting cable is secured with form locking and/or frictional engagement on the cap in a contact area of the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Hermann Meyer, Alfred Schmid, Johann Tauber
  • Patent number: 5069500
    Abstract: Ventilation roof for vehicles with a roof opening made in a roof skin, a roof opening that can be closed by a cover that is connected to an adjustment mechanism having front and rear height adjustment devices. The cover can be swung by the front height adjustment devices, starting from a closed position, around a pivot axis, lying near its rear edge, into a ventilation position in which the cover front edge lies below the height of roof skin, while the cover rear edge is kept at approximately the height of the roof skin. The rear of the cover can be lowered below the roof skin by the rear height adjustment devices, and the lowered cover can be slid rearward underneath the roof skin into an open position. The front height adjustment devices each have a positively adjustable pivoted lever that is rotatable about an axis that is fixed relative to the roof and with which the cover is detachably coupled only when it is shifted fully forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Webasto AG Fahrzeugtechnik
    Inventors: Peter Reihl, Arpad Fuerst, Bernhard Wingen, Alfred Schmid, Thomas Schreiter, Erich Haendler
  • Patent number: 4759633
    Abstract: An apparatus for metering and mixing two different materials that are pasty or of low to high viscosity, includes a device for simultaneously delivering the materials from storage vessels to a mixing chamber, and a member for mixing the two materials in the mixing chamber, the mixing member and the mixing chamber, if necessary, being constructed as disposable items. The apparatus permits such materials to be mixed and metered with precision and has relatively few moving mechanical components, is of simple design, and even enables materials that react with each other to be mixed at room temperature without excessive heating during the mixing process. The device for delivering and metering the two mate includes screws mounted on a common drive shaft, provided with opposed stators and located in separate casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Inventor: Alfred Schmid
  • Patent number: 4679601
    Abstract: In a method of, and an apparatus for accelerating air or gas exchange during cyclical operation of a pressure chamber with the aid of a pumping device connected to the pressure chamber, and with the aid of a compressor for at least partially compressing the air or gas, the steps include filling the pressure chamber with compressed air or gas through the compressor, thereafter discharging the air or gas from the pressure chamber, and operating the pumping device during at least one of the filling or discharging steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Bucher-Guyer AG
    Inventor: Alfred Schmid
  • Patent number: 4448836
    Abstract: The pretreating of thermoplastic substrates containing carbonamide groups and an inorganic, fine-particulate adhesion filler, is improved to produce strongly adhering metal coatings thereon, by combining the following steps: the pickling is divided in at least two partial steps, where the first partial step comprises predipping in a pickling solution such as 50 to 96% sulfuric acid where the surface tension is lowered to at most 25 mN/m at 20.degree. C., and the pretreated plastic is dried at 70.degree. to 110.degree. C. before the actual galvanic metal deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Chemische Werke Huls AG
    Inventors: Horst Gatzschmann, Herbert Bertels, Hubertus Hafner, Alfred Schmid
  • Patent number: 4433779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a capsule for storing and vibration mixing of two component materials for dental application, particularly of dental amalgam components. The capsule encloses a mixing space in which a first component and a pestle are disposed. The pestle is in the form of a hollow body with a removable cover. The pestle serves as a container for a second component and has at least one opening. The opening permits the exit of the second component which opening is rendered passable as a result of a mixing vibration movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: Coltene AG
    Inventors: Alfred Schmid, Jr., Hans M/u/ ller, Alexander P. Jaecklin
  • Patent number: 4273000
    Abstract: A relatively large drum which is supported by rotation about a horizontal axis of rotation is driven by a drive mechanism. The above mechanism includes an energizable rotor that is resiliently and rotatably supported, and in frictional contact with the circumference of the drum, so as to rotate the drum when energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: Bucher-Guyer AG
    Inventor: Alfred Schmid
  • Patent number: 4140051
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating liquid and solid materials, especially for extracting juice from agricultural products, particularly from fruits, comprising a rotatably mounted press container subdivided by a substantially hood-like press or squeezing diaphragm into a pressure compartment and a press or squeezing compartment. The pressure compartment has an inlet arrangement for a pressurized fluid medium and the squeezing compartment has a juice outlet arrangement. The juice outlet arrangement possesses drainage channels at the solid-wall, preferably dome-shaped section of the container located opposite the squeezing diaphragm. The drainage channels are formed by substantially trough-shaped elements provided with perforations and arranged in spaced relationship from one another at the inside of the wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Bucher-Guyer AG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Hans U. Hauser, Alfred Schmid
  • Patent number: 4106404
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating liquid and solid materials from one another, especially for the extraction of juice from agricultural products, particularly from fruit, comprising a rotatably mounted press container which is subdivided by a substantially hood-shaped press or squeezing diaphragm into a pressure compartment and a press or squeezing compartment. The pressure compartment possesses an inlet arrangement for the infeed of a pressurized fluid medium and the squeezing compartment is provided with a juice outlet arrangement. At the region of the squeezing diaphragm there are provided outfeed or ejection elements for the product residues, these ejection elements being dispositioned to protrude into the squeezing compartment and extend along sections of a helical or screw line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignee: Bucher-Guyer AG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Alfred Schmid