Patents by Inventor Bernhard Schmid

Bernhard 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).

  • Publication number: 20210079538
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an electrolysis cell comprising: a cathode space housing a cathode for the reduction of CO2; a first ion exchange membrane including an anion exchanger and/or an anion transporter, the first ion exchange membrane adjoining the cathode space and in direct contact with the cathode; an anode space housing an anode; a first separator membrane; and a salt bridge space housing an electrolyte disposed between the first ion exchange membrane and the first separator membrane. The electrolyte in the salt bridge space comprises a liquid acid and/or a solution of an acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Christian Reller, Günter Schmid
  • Publication number: 20210061761
    Abstract: The present invention describes compounds modulating the function of mitochondrial complex I (NADH-quinone oxidoreductase) having formula (I)
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kai GERLACH, Christian EICKMEIER, Jan Magnus KRIEGL, Lothar KUSSMAUL, Klaus RUDOLF, Bernhard SCHMID
  • Publication number: 20210040627
    Abstract: An electrolysis cell, includes a cathode space with a cathode, an anode space with an anode, and a salt bridge space, which is arranged between the cathode and the anode, wherein the cathode space and the salt bridge space are delimited from one another by the cathode and the salt bridge space and the anode space are delimited from one another by the anode, and the cathode and the anode are formed as a gas diffusion electrode. An electrolysis plant has a corresponding electrolysis cell and a method for carries out electrochemical reactions with the electrolysis cell or electrolysis plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Christian Reller, Günter Schmid
  • Publication number: 20200385875
    Abstract: A method for the electrochemical reaction of an organic material, and a device in which a corresponding method is carried out including a porous electrode for the electrochemical reaction of organic compounds in two immiscible phases in an electrochemical flow reactor. A first nonpolar solvent and a first polar electrolyte or a first organic material in the form of a liquid or gas and the first polar electrolyte form a first phase boundary with one another in such a form that the first phase boundary in the electrochemical conversion is at least partly within a first electrode, preferably at an interface between a first lipophilic layer and a second hydrophilic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Christian Reller, Günter Schmid
  • Publication number: 20200385877
    Abstract: An electrode including Cu4O3, in particular an ethylene-selective electrode with a mixed valence Cu4O3 catalyst. A method for producing an electrode of this type, an electrolytic cell having an electrode of this type, and a method for electrochemically converting carbon dioxide using such an electrode including Cu4O3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Nemanja Martic, Christian Reller, Günter Schmid, Bernhard Schmid, David Reinisch
  • Patent number: 10760170
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electrolysis. For example, an electrolysis system for carbon dioxide utilization may include: an electrolysis cell having an anode and a cathode, where carbon dioxide reduces at the cathode to at least one hydrocarbon compound or to carbon monoxide; first and second electrolyte reservoirs; a first product gas line from the first electrolyte reservoir; a second product gas line from the second electrolyte reservoir; a first connecting line supplying electrolyte from the first electrolyte reservoir to the anode; a second connecting line taking electrolyte from the anode to the second electrolyte reservoir; a third connecting line supplying electrolyte from the second electrolyte reservoir to the cathode; a fourth connecting line taking electrolyte from the cathode off to the first electrolyte reservoir; and a pressure-equalizing connection directly connecting the first and second electrolyte reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Maximilian Fleischer, Philippe Jeanty, Ralf Krause, Erhard Magori, Nayra Sofia Romero Cuéllar, Bernhard Schmid, Günter Schmid, Kerstin Wiesner-Fleischer
  • Patent number: 10744955
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a mounting device for a smartphone provided on a door panel. A housing of a receiving device of the mounting device is simultaneously used as the door handle, and the housing of the receiving device has operating elements for locking and unlocking a door lock and/or operating elements for locking and unlocking a door brake of a side door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernhard Schmid
  • Publication number: 20200208280
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for producing a gas diffusion electrode comprising a metal M selected from Ag, Au, Cu and mixtures and/or alloys, the method comprising: providing a copper-, silver- and/or gold-containing starting material comprising at least one alkaline earth metal-copper, alkaline earth metal-silver and/or alkaline earth metal-gold phase, where the alkaline earth metal is selected from the group consisting of: Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba; introducing the starting material into a solution having a pH of less than 5 and reacting to give a catalyst material; removing and washing the catalyst material; and processing the catalyst material to form a gas diffusion electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Krause, Christian Reller, Bernhard Schmid, Günter Schmid
  • Publication number: 20200180193
    Abstract: A method produces a vehicle replacement part for a first vehicle component of a connecting system, which is fixed to a second vehicle component via a detachable clip connection. The first vehicle component has a male fixing element, and the second vehicle component has a female fixing element. To connect the first vehicle component to the second vehicle component, the male fixing element is plugged into the female fixing element and is latched. The production method of the vehicle replacement part provides an unfinished part, which is dimensioned to produce the vehicle replacement part. Then, the unfinished part is reshaped in accordance with the geometry of the first vehicle component. Male fixing elements are then provided and, in the last step, the male fixing elements are joined to the reshaped unfinished part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Martin FRIEDRICH, Dominik RIETZEL, Bernhard SCHMID
  • Publication number: 20200131649
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a gas diffusion electrode comprising: a metal M selected from the group consisting of: Ag, Au, Cu, and Pd; a binder; hydrophilic and hydrophobic pores and/or channels; and an anion transport material in the pores and/or channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf KRAUSE, Christian RELLER, Günter SCHMID, Bernhard SCHMID, Frank STEINBACHER
  • Patent number: 10606262
    Abstract: On the basis of a sensed driving situation of a vehicle which will occur in the future, it is determined whether a driving assistance system is able to control the vehicle in the automated driving mode in the future driving situation. If it is determined that an automated driving mode is not possible in the future driving situation, and a time (Ts) up to the occurrence of the future driving situation is longer than a time (Tu) necessary for the driver to assume control of the vehicle, it is checked whether the manual control processes sensed by sensors of the vehicle correspond, in the current driving situation, to the automated control processes, determined by the driving assistance system, for the current driving situation. In this case, the assumption of control of the vehicle by the driver is confirmed, and the vehicle continues to be controlled in the manual driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Schmid
  • Publication number: 20200080211
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an electrolysis cell comprising: a cathode space housing a cathode; a first ion exchange membrane including an anion exchanger and adjoining the cathode space; an anode space housing an anode; a second ion exchange membrane including a cation exchanger and adjoining the anode space; and a salt bridge space disposed between the first ion exchange membrane and the second ion exchange membrane. The cathode comprises: a gas diffusion electrode having a porous bound catalyst structure of a particulate catalyst on a support; a coating of a particulate catalyst on the first and/or second ion exchange membrane; and a porous conductive support impregnated with a catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Christian Reller, Günter Schmid
  • Publication number: 20200032406
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a gas diffusion electrode comprising: a) Ag, Au, Cu, and/or Pd; and b) a compound of (a) with a solubility in water at 25° C. and standard pressure of less than 0.1 mol/L. The compound is: M1-xX, M2-yY, M2-yY?w or M3-zZ. w?2, 0?x?0.5, 0?y?1, and 0?z?1.5. X is: Cl, Br, Br3, I, I3, P3, As3, As5, As7, Sb3, Sb5, or Sb7. Y and Y? are: S, S, or Te. Z is: P, As, Sb, Bi, P3, As3, As5, As7, Sb3, Sb5, Sb7, molybdates, tungstates, selenates, arsenates, vanadates, chromates, manganates, niobates of the metal M and thio and/or seleno derivatives of these, or compounds of the formula MaXbYcZd where a?2, b?4, c?8, d?4. b and c are not both 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Krause, Christian Reller, Günter Schmid, Bernhard Schmid
  • Publication number: 20200036037
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an electrode comprising: a solid electrolyte; and a metal M selected from the group of metals consisting of: Cu, Ag, Au, and Pd. The solid electrolyte is selected from the group consisting of: germanium disulfide, germanium diselenide, germanium sulfide, germanium selenide, tungsten trioxide, silver(I) sulfide, silicon dioxide, yttrium-stabilized zirconium(IV) oxide, polysulfone, polybenzoxazole, and polyimide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Krause, Christian Reller, Günter Schmid, Bernhard Schmid, Dan Taroata
  • Publication number: 20190381922
    Abstract: A motor vehicle with a vehicle interior includes a dashboard arranged in front of at least one front seat. A storage device is movable in a reversible manner, by way of a movement mechanism, from a not-in-use position in the dashboard into a use position in front of the front seat. The storage device is arrested at least in the use position. In the use position, the storage device has a carrying structure made up of two laterally arranged, inflated supporting elements. An approximately horizontally oriented table top is arranged on the two supporting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Bernhard SCHMID
  • Patent number: 10481277
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for correcting a position of a vehicle using a global satellite navigation system (GNSS) for determining the own position, comprising the following steps: establishing a first position of the with the GNSS, establishing a second position of the vehicle by fitting the first position into a street of a digital map, identifying at least one object in the surroundings of the vehicle, the position of which is referenceable in the digital map, establishing a real distance between the vehicle and the respective object by means of a sensor of the vehicle, calculating a calculated distance between the second position and the respective object, wherein a corrected position of the vehicle is established by minimizing the deviation of the calculated distance from the real distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Schmid
  • Publication number: 20190337465
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a mounting device for a smartphone provided on a door panel. A housing of a receiving device of the mounting device is simultaneously used as the door handle, and the housing of the receiving device has operating elements for locking and unlocking a door lock and/or operating elements for locking and unlocking a door brake of a side door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Bernhard SCHMID
  • Publication number: 20190276941
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for the partial electrochemical hydrogenation of alkynes of the chemical formula (I) to alkenes, wherein R and R? are selected from inorganic and/or organic radicals, the method comprising: hydrogenating the compound of the chemical formula (I) on a copper-containing electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Günter Schmid, Christian Reller
  • Publication number: 20190249317
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for preparing propanol, propionaldehyde, and/or propionic acid comprising: electrolyzing CO2 to give CO and C2H4; and reacting the CO and C2H4 with H2 to produce propanol and/or propionaldehyde, and/or reacting the CO and C2H4 with H2O to produce propionic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Günter Schmid
  • Publication number: 20190226105
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for continuous operation of an electrolysis cell with a gaseous substrate, the method comprising: supplying an electrolyte to the electrolysis cell via an electrolyte feed; flowing the electrolyte out of the electrolysis cell into the gas space through a gas diffusion electrode; collecting the electrolyte from the electrolyte flow into the gas space in a collecting region in the gas space; and sucking the collected electrolyte out of said gas space via a connection between the gas space and electrolyte feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Eckert, Ralf Krause, Christian Reller, Bernhard Schmid, Günter Schmid, Dan Taroata