Patents by Inventor Christian Schmidt

Christian Schmidt 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: 20220241261
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel combinations of at least two components, component A and component B: component A is an IRAK4-inhibiting compound of the formula (I) as defined herein, or a diastereomer, an enantiomer, a metabolite, a salt, a solvate or a solvate of a salt thereof; component B is a BTK-inhibiting compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and, optionally, one or more components C which are pharmaceutical products; in which one or two of the above-defined compounds A and B are optionally present in pharmaceutical formulations ready for simultaneous, separate or sequential administration, for treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases, and to the use thereof for production of medicaments for treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases, especially for treatment and/or prophylaxis of endometriosis, lymphoma, macular degeneration, COPD, neoplastic disorders and psoriasis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich BOTHE, Antje Margret WENGNER, Holger SIEBENEICHER, Nicole SCHMIDT, Reinhard NUBBEMEYER, Ulf BÖMER, Judith GÜNTHER, Holger STEUBER, Martin LANGE, Christian STEGMANN, Andreas SUTTER, Roland NEUHAUS
  • Publication number: 20220235862
    Abstract: A device for operating a parking lock (34) of a transmission (3) includes an engagement spring (345) for engaging the parking lock (34), a hydraulic actuator (340) for disengaging the parking lock (34), an electrohydraulic control unit (35) for hydraulically actuating the actuator (340), and an electronic control unit (36) for electrically actuating the actuator (340) and the electrohydraulic control unit (35). The actuator (340) includes a hydraulic piston (341) operatively connected to the parking lock (34), is actuatable by system pressure (P_sys) of the electrohydraulic control unit (35) via a pressure line (347) upon disengagement of the parking lock (34), and is mechanically interlockable by an interlocking device (342). A choke unit (353) includes an orifice (353) and a non-return valve (354) and is installed in the pressure line (347) downstream from the hydraulic piston (341).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Tobias Rolser, Christian Popp, Thilo Schmidt, Armin Gierling
  • Publication number: 20220216556
    Abstract: A battery device battery device comprises one or more battery modules, one of the respective battery modules comprising the following: a frame element, a base element and a plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Stefan HERTER, Tobias SCHMIDT, Stefan DWENGER, Jochen HANTSCHEL, Michael GROTZ, Moritz BERTSCH, Armin DIEZ, Mark LADERER, André WIECHERT, Joachim BUCK, Christian HONECK, Florian SCHWARZ, Heinrich ROT, Thomas STRÄUSSL
  • Publication number: 20220216557
    Abstract: A battery device comprises one or more battery modules, one of the respective battery modules comprising the following: a frame element, a base element and a plurality of battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Stefan HERTER, Tobias SCHMIDT, Stefan DWENGER, Jochen HANTSCHEL, Michael GROTZ, Moritz BERTSCH, Armin DIEZ, Mark LADERER, André WIECHERT, Joachim BUCK, Christian HONECK, Florian SCHWARZ, Heinrich ROT, Thomas STRÄUSSL
  • Patent number: 11378416
    Abstract: A method for wireless transmission of time-critical data, in particular alarm data, from a battery-operated meter, preferably a consumption meter, to a preferably likewise battery-operated wireless communication module uses a short-range wireless standard, in which meter and wireless communication module act as master or slave, or vice versa, meter and wireless communication module have been coupled in advance, meter data are sent from the meter to the wireless communication module over a wireless communication link and the meter data differ from the time-critical data. An active link is established between meter and wireless communication module to send the meter data and/or time-critical data from the meter to the wireless communication module. First advertising events are sent to initiate establishing communication for transmitting the meter data, and second advertising events are sent to initiate establishing communication for transmitting the time-critical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Kvesic, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Christoph Schmidt, Stefan Schmitz, Christian Jambor
  • Patent number: 11378963
    Abstract: A method is proposed for controlling a motor vehicle (10) traveling on a roadway (12) in a current lane (14), wherein the roadway (12) has at least one additional lane (16) that is adjacent to the current lane (14) of the motor vehicle (10). The method has the following steps: At least one possible driving maneuver for the motor vehicle (10) is generated and/or received. A cost functional is determined, wherein the cost functional associates a cost factor with the at least one possible driving maneuver. At least one time-variant constraint is determined and/or received. The cost functional is extremized under the at least one time-variant constraint, and the possible driving maneuver is adapted based on the extremized cost functional, so that a target driving maneuver is obtained. In addition, a control unit (30) for a system (26) for controlling a motor vehicle (10) is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ZF AUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Carlo Manna, Manuel Schmidt, Christian Wissing, Andreas Homann, Christian Lienke, Niklas Stannartz, Torsten Bertram
  • Patent number: 11370390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt tightener (1) with a mass body drive for a seat belt of a motor vehicle with a force-limiting device with—a belt shaft (3) mounted rotatably in at least one opening (15) of a housing (14) that can be fastened fixedly to the vehicle, it being possible to wind up the seat belt on said shaft, —a tightener drive wheel (24) connected non-rotatably to the belt shaft (3) and having recesses (14) distributed at regular intervals over the circumference, —a chain forming the mass body drive made of loose mass bodies (19), which are guided in a tightener tube (10) and can be driven by pressure application of the tightener tube (10), wherein—the belt shaft (3) can be driven in the winding direction of the seat belt by engagement of the driven mass bodies (19) in the recesses (14) of the tightener drive wheel (24), wherein—the mounting of the belt shaft (3) in the opening (15) of the housing (14) is designed to be flexible in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Christian Fischer, Martin Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220170697
    Abstract: A sintering furnace for couponents made of a sintered material, in particular for dental components, having a furnace chamber having a chamber volume (VK). A heating device, a receiving space having a gross volume (VB) located in the chamber volume (VK) and delimited by the heating device, and a useful region having a useful volume (VN) located in the gross volume (VB), are disposed in the furnace chamber. The furnace chamber has an outer wall consisting of walls having a wall portion to be opened for introduction of a component to be sintered having an object volume (VO) into the receiving space. In the furnace chamber the heating device has a thermal radiator having a radiation field which is disposed on at least one side of the receiving space. At least the useful volume (NV) disposed in the receiving space is disposed in the radiation field of the radiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Peter FORNOFF, Christian SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20220134657
    Abstract: Component carrier for an additive manufacturing device, wherein the component carrier comprises a construction surface, on which a component to be manufactured is disposed during the operation of the manufacturing device, wherein the component carrier comprises a sealing surface which radially surrounds the construction surface, and method for post-processing a component manufactured according to an additive manufacturing process using such a component carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Christian SCHMIDT, Thomas HASENZAHL
  • Publication number: 20220134658
    Abstract: Material unit for an additive manufacturing device (AM) having a resin vat, wherein the resin vat comprises a base which is transparent at least in sections, wherein the resin vat is connected to a holder for a reservoir, and wherein the holder is configured such that resin (R) emerging from an outlet of a reservoir held by said holder can flow into the resin vat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Christian SCHMIDT, Thomas HASENZAHL, Michael SCHWAIGER, Markus KUHNLE, Andreas RIES
  • Patent number: 11306969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sintering furnace (1) for components (15) made of a sintered material, in particular for dental components, comprising a furnace chamber (2) having a chamber volume (VK), wherein a heating device (5), a receiving space (9) having a gross volume (VB) located in the chamber volume (VK) and delimited by the heating device (5), and a useful region (10) having a useful volume (VN) located in the gross volume (VB), are disposed in the furnace chamber (2). The furnace chamber (2) has an outer wall (3) consisting of a plurality of walls having a wall portion (7) to be opened for introduction of a component to be sintered having an object volume (VO) into the receiving space (9). In the furnace chamber (2) the heating device (5) has a thermal radiator (6) having a radiation field (13) which is disposed on at least one side of the receiving space (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: Peter Fornoff, Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11285669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for holding a photosensitive liquid for use in a stereolithographic system in which a reference layer is exposed to radiation for the layer-by-layer or continuous creation of workpieces. At least one element of the container which is directly adjacent to the reference layer consists of at least one material which is at least partially transparent to the radiation and at least some of which has structures and/or pores which can receive and discharge, preferably also store, an inhibitor and/or an inhibitor mixture. Therefore, the element is not just able to supply the inhibitor but to a significant extent consists of the inhibitor itself, as a result of which the supplied flow is equalized or homogenized. Rapid or even continuous 3D printing is thus made possible in a cost-effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11268861
    Abstract: An SMD-enabled infrared thermopile sensor has at least one miniaturized thermopile pixel on a monolithically integrated sensor chip accommodated in a hermetically sealed housing which consists of an at least partially non-metallic housing substrate and a housing cover. A gas or a gas mixture is contained in the housing. The sensor has a particularly low overall height, in particular in the z direction. This is achieved by virtue of an aperture opening being introduced in the housing cover opposite the thermopile pixel(s), which aperture opening is closed with a focusing lens which focuses the radiation from objects onto the thermopile pixel(s) on the housing substrate, and by virtue of a signal processing unit being integrated on the same sensor chip next to the thermopile pixels, wherein the total housing height and the housing cover are at most 3 mm or less than 2.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Heimann Sensor GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Schieferdecker, Frank Herrmann, Christian Schmidt, Wilhelm Leneke, Marion Simon, Karlheinz Storck, Mischa Schulze
  • Publication number: 20220048256
    Abstract: A stereolithography apparatus (1) for generating a three-dimensional object (2), comprising: an optical unit (4) for projecting an image towards the photocurable substance (3) for hardening the photocurable substance (3) deposited in the focus layer (5); a control unit (6), characterized by further comprising: a detection unit (7) which comprises: a detection means (8) movably arranged in a detection region (9) for detecting during the generation process or in a generation-pause the image projected by the optical unit (4) and for outputting a detection signal; and a first driving means (10) for moving the detection means (8) into or out of the detection region (9), wherein the optical unit (4) comprises: a second driving means (11) linked to the optical unit (4) for moving the focus layer (5) into or out of the detection region (9), wherein the control unit (6) adjusts the optical unit (4) and/or modifies the image to be projected based on the signal indicative of the detected image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas MICHALICA, Christian SCHMIDT, Franz BASLER
  • Publication number: 20220032538
    Abstract: Device (1) for a system for layer-by-layer construction of a body (K) from a substance (S) which can be hardened by radiation, comprising a vat (3) having a vat base (2) for receiving the substance (S) which can be hardened by radiation, comprising a building platform (4) which is arranged above the vat base (2) and which is height-adjustable in relation to the vat base (2) and comprising a sensor (5) cooperating with the vat base (2), wherein the vat base (2) is configured to be at least partially flexible, wherein a chamber (6) is provided wherein the chamber (6) is delimited by an underside of the vat base (2), wherein the sensor (5) is adapted to detect a volume change of the chamber (6) and to provide a sensor signal from which a sign of the volume change can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas MICHALICA, Thomas HASENZAHL, Christian SCHMIDT, Christian STAHL
  • Publication number: 20210363837
    Abstract: Well centre assembly for an offshore drilling rig and associated method. There is described a well centre assembly 10 for an offshore drilling rig. The well centre assembly 10 comprises a diverter assembly 16 and a movement control system 18. The movement control system 18 is operable between the diverter assembly 16 and a supporting structure 12 of the rig. In use, the movement control system 18 controls or permits relative movement between the diverter assembly 16 and the supporting structure 12. A connector such as a riser 34 connected to the diverter assembly 16 during deployment, while deployed or during retrieval of the riser 34 may experience external forces such as from tidal, wind and/or wave movement at a water surface 50, which may cause the positioning and/or orientation of the riser 34 to vary. The movement control system 18 may control the movement of the diverter assembly 16 so as to compensate for movement of the riser 34.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Konstantin PUSKARSKIJ, Kristian HANSEN, Christian SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 11098871
    Abstract: A headlamp for vehicles comprising at least one light source for generating at least one light beam, a scanning device for one-dimensionally scanning the at least one light beam bidirectionally in a scanning direction, and an array of optical elements arranged side by side in a direction that corresponds to the scanning direction so that the at least one light beam impinges on the optical elements successively. At least some of the optical elements are designed to expand the at least one light beam in a direction perpendicular to the direction, in which the optical elements are arranged side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Marcel Bursy, Markus Giehl, Julien Hansen, Marc Kaup, Thomas Rettweiler, Christian Schmidt, Christian Smarslik, Philip Stroop, Carsten Wilks, Benjamin Willeke
  • Publication number: 20210171711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to semi-aromatic copolyamides having a high glass transition temperature and a high degree of crystallinity, to a polyamide molding compound containing said semi-aromatic copolyimide and to the use of the semi-aromatic copolyamides and of the polyamide molding compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Richter, Christian Schmidt, Joachim Clauss, Stefan Schwiegk, Axel Wilms, Gad Kory
  • Publication number: 20210169609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a dental aid from a thermoplastic film or plate, wherein a digital three-dimensional working model is created in a computer-aided manner using a three-dimensional data set of at least one part of an upper jaw and/or lower jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: Christian SCHMIDT, Peter FORNOFF
  • Patent number: 11022646
    Abstract: Localizing hot spots in multi layered device under test (DUT) by using lock-in thermography (LIT) where plural hot spots of electrical circuits are buried in the DUT at different depth layers from a bottom layer to a top layer, comprises applying test signals of multiple frequencies to the electrical circuits of the DUT for exciting the hot spots; imaging a top surface of the top layer of the DUT at timed intervals to obtain IR images of the DUT while the test signal is applied to the electrical circuits wherein the images are in correlation to a propagation of heat from the hot spots in the DUT; detecting the thermal response signals at the timed intervals from the images taken from the DUT; and determining changes in the appearance of hot spot images on the top surface of the DUT in relation to the frequencies of the thermal response signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FEI EFA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Schmidt