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: 20190101332
    Abstract: The invention relates to an induction furnace for carrying out a heat treatment of a dental replacement part, comprising an induction coil, a radiant heater, an insulation layer and a furnace chamber. The induction furnace has a cooling system with a liquid cooling system in order to control an internal temperature of the furnace chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Christian SCHMIDT, Michael BAURER
  • Patent number: 10196743
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a coating of a layer including an inorganic, glass-like matrix of an alkali silicate and/or alkaline earth silicate or a layer including an inorganic-organic hybrid matrix or of a double layer of a base layer including an inorganic, glass-like matrix of an alkali silicate and/or alkaline earth silicate or a base layer including an inorganic-organic hybrid matrix and an alkali silicate-free and alkaline earth silicate-free top layer including a matrix of an oxidated silicon compound as the anti-limescale coating on at least one metal surface or inorganic surface of an object or material. The anti-limescale coating can be used for storage or transport devices for water or media containing water. The anti-limescale coating is suitable for pipelines, sand control systems or safety valves in the conveyance of oil or gas or the storage of oil or gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: EPG (ENGINEERED NANOPRODUCTS GERMANY) AG
    Inventors: Klaus Endres, Christian Schmidt, Luis Genolet, Barbara Kutzky, Heike Schneider
  • Patent number: 10169284
    Abstract: A communication device is provided. The communication device can include a processing device for communicating data via a data connection or receiving power via an electrical connection and a connector for providing the data connection or electrical connection. The connector can include at least one terminal and a sensing module. The terminal can be communicatively coupled to the processing device. The terminal can form the data connection or electrical connection with at least one external terminal of a mating connector. The sensing module can detect a movement associated with removing the mating connector. The sensing module can provide a termination signal to the processing device to terminate the data connection or electrical connection. The processing device can terminate data communication via the data connection or current flow via the electrical connection in response to the termination signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Charles B. Morrison, Nelson Christian Schmidt, Jr., Van E. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20180335347
    Abstract: A thermal infrared sensor array in a wafer-level package includes at least one infrared-sensitive pixel produced using silicon micro mechanics, comprising a heat-isolating cavity in a silicon substrate surrounded by a silicon edge, and a thin membrane connected to the silicone edge by of thin beams. The cavity extends through the silicon substrate to the membrane, and there are slots between the membrane, the beams and the silicon edge. A plurality of infrared-sensitive individual pixels are arranged in lines or arrays and are designed in a CMOS stack in a dielectric layer, forming the membrane, and are arranged between at least one cover wafer which is designed in the form of a cap and has a cavity and a base wafer. The cover wafer, the silicon substrate and the base wafer are connected to one another in a vacuum-tight manner and enclosing a gas vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: HEIMANN SENSOR GMBH
    Inventors: Frank HERRMANN, Christian SCHMIDT, Jörg SCHIEFERDECKER, Wilhelm LENEKE, Bodo FORG, Marion SIMON, Michael SCHNORR
  • Patent number: 10116072
    Abstract: A printed circuit board assembly having a printed circuit board with at least one footprint for attaching a plug connector, wherein the footprint has three or more coupling points for coupling electrical contacts of the plug connector, and a plug connector attached on the footprint, the plug connector has exactly two signal conductors for transmitting a differential signal, wherein the first signal conductor has a first electrical contact coupled at a first coupling point and the second signal conductor has a second electrical contact coupled at a second coupling point, wherein the second coupling point is not one of the coupling points which is directly adjacent to the first coupling point of the footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10101088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sintering furnace for components consisting of sintering material, especially dental components and in particular components consisting of ceramic, and a method for sintering such components. The sintering furnace 1 comprises a heatable furnace chamber 2 for the component 9 to be sintered, the furnace chamber 2 having a wall section 6 to be opened for inserting the component 9 to be sintered into the furnace chamber 2. Drive means 10 are provided for mechanized opening and closing of the wall section 6, and a control 11 is provided for the drive means 10 that has an actuation element 12 for the drive means 10. Furthermore, a heating device 5 for the furnace chamber 2 is provided, and the control 11 causes the furnace chamber 2 to be heated. Actuating the control element 12 triggers the loading sequence of the control 11, and the drive means 10 are automatically actuated by the control 11 corresponding to the loading sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sirona Dental Systems GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, David Figge, Siegfried Gleditzsch, Peter Fornoff
  • Patent number: 10075252
    Abstract: Telecommunication systems using multiple Nyquist zone operations are provided. In one aspect, a telecommunication system can include a first section and a second section. The first section can receive signals from at least one transmitting base station or transmitting terminal device. The received signals have frequencies in multiple frequency bands. The first section can also sample the received signals such that the received signals are aliased. The first section can also combine the aliased signals from the frequency bands into a combined frequency band in a common Nyquist zone. The second section can extract signals from the combined frequency band. The extracted signals are to be transmitted at frequencies in a frequency band from a Nyquist zone that is different than the common Nyquist zone. The second section can also transmit the extracted signals to at least one receiving base station or receiving terminal device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Braz, Markus Mederle, Alfons Dussmann, Van E. Hanson, Nelson Christian Schmidt, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180170189
    Abstract: A current transport mechanism with an elongated, electromechanical base conductor that has an electrically rigidly mechanical plug-in connection device connected thereto in an electrically-rigidly mechanical manner and which, in turn, can be electrically contacted by an electrically-rigidly mechanical mating plug-in connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Ulrich, Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9994678
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of an aliphatic or partially aromatic polyamide, in which an aqueous composition of the monomers is subjected to an oligomerization at elevated temperature and increased pressure, the reaction mixture is optionally subjected to a first decompression to reduce the water content, the (optionally decompressed) reaction mixture is heated within a short time to a temperature above the melting temperature of the polyamides and the heated reaction mixture is subjected to a (further) decompression to reduce the water content and to an after-polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, Joachim Clauss, Axel Wilms, Volker Rauschenberger, Gad Kory, Stefan Schwiegk, Arnold Schneller, Achim Stammer, Frank Niedermaier, Bernd Hackel
  • Publication number: 20180159548
    Abstract: It is provided a signal processing system, comprising at least a first, a second and a third digital-to-analog converter (DAC); a processing unit configured for splitting a sampled signal into a first and a second signal corresponding to different frequency portions of the sampled signal, transmitting the first signal to the first DAC, splitting the second signal into a first and a second subsignal and transmitting the first subsignal to the second DAC and the second subsignal to the third DAC, the first subsignal corresponding to the real part of the second signal and the second subsignal corresponding to the imaginary part of the second signal; an IQ mixer configured for mixing an analog output signal of the second DAC and an analog output signal of the third DAC and a combiner for combining an analog output signal of the first DAC and an output signal of the IQ mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
    Inventors: Christian SCHMIDT, Christoph KOTTKE, Volker JUNGNICKEL, Jonas HILT
  • Patent number: 9958207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sintering furnace for components consisting of sintering material, especially dental components and in particular components consisting of ceramic, and a method for sintering such components. The sintering furnace 1 comprises a heatable furnace chamber 2 for the component 9 to be sintered, the furnace chamber 2 having a wall section 6 to be opened for inserting the component 9 to be sintered into the furnace chamber 2. Drive means 10 are provided for mechanized opening and closing of the wall section 6, and a control 11 is provided for the drive means 10 that has an actuation element 12 for the drive means 10. Furthermore, a heating device 5 for the furnace chamber 2 is provided, and the control 11 causes the furnace chamber 2 to be heated. Actuating the control element 12 triggers the loading sequence of the control 11, and the drive means 10 are automatically actuated by the control 11 corresponding to the loading sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sirona Dental Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, David Figge, Siegfried Gleditzsch, Peter Fornoff
  • Publication number: 20180103377
    Abstract: Certain features relate to unequal distribution of transmitters and receivers in a distributed antenna system (DAS). Remote units in the DAS can be configured as transmitting remote units, receiving remote units, or remote transceiver units that can transmit and receive wireless signals. In some configurations, the DAS can be configured with a greater number of transmitting remote units than receiving remote units. In other configurations, the DAS can be configured with a greater number of receiving remote units. In some aspects, unequal distribution of transmitters and receivers can be obtained by allocation of transmission frequencies and receiver frequencies in the DAS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Nelson Christian Schmidt, Van E. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9920237
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of stabilizing the bonding agent gelation time in the consolidation of a geological formation in the presence of one or more catalytically active substances, in which method a bonding agent is infiltrated into the formation, a portion of the infiltrated bonding agent is optionally expelled by flushing with a gas or a liquid, and the bonding agent remaining in the formation is cured. the bonding agent comprises a mixture of a) a heterocondensate, obtainable by hydrolysis and condensation of at least one hydrolyzable silicon compound and at least one metal, phosphorus or boron compound, the metal being selected from Al, Ge, Sn, Pb, Ti, Mg, Li, V, Nb, Ta, Zr and Hf, B) at least one organic polymerizable monomer or oligomer comprising a C-C double bond, and C) at least one thermal polymerization initiator without peroxide function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: EPG (ENGINEERED NANOPRODUCTS GERMANY) AG
    Inventors: Helmut Schmidt, Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9914347
    Abstract: A mounting device is provided for oscillatingly mounting a range extender, which consists of an internal combustion engine and a generator, on a body and/or a chassis of a motor vehicle by way of vibration-damping elements. At least two of the vibration-damping elements are integrated in load-carrying bearings and one additional one is integrated in a supporting bearing for supporting moments. The mounting device is characterized in that the vibration-damping elements of the mounting device at least for the load-carrying bearings are secured to the range extender, i.e. a first vibration-damping element is secured to the internal combustion engine and a second vibration-damping element is secured to the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander-Wilhelm Otte, Sebastian Pflaum, Andreas Raith, Arthur Huelsmann, Tomasz Jedraszek, Thomas Muschler, Bernhard Hoess, Richard Eiletz, Udo Ochner, Christian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180051931
    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) and a chamber inner surface (OK), wherein a heat-up device (5), a receiving space (9) having a gross volume (VB) located in the chamber volume (VK) and delimited by the heat-up 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 into the receiving space (9) of a component to be sintered (15) and having an object volume (VO). In the furnace chamber (2) the heat-up device (5) has a thermal radiator (6) having a radiation field (13) which radiator is disposed on at least one side of the receiving space (9). Said thermal radiator (6) has a specific resistance of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Peter FORNOFF, Christian SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180048402
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a distributed antenna system (DAS) comprising a plurality of nodes, including a head-end unit and a plurality of remote units that are communicatively coupled to the head-end unit. The head-end unit is configured to receive uplink received signals from remote units that wirelessly transceive signals in a coverage area. The head-end unit is configured to sum two or more of the uplink received signals to produce a summed uplink received signal. At least one of the nodes of the DAS includes a processing device configured to determine a transfer function and apply the transfer function to signals in the DAS to cancel, reduce, attenuate, or eliminate intermodulation byproducts in the summed uplink received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventor: Nelson Christian Schmidt, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180027492
    Abstract: Certain aspects involve power management subsystems for a distributed antenna system (“DAS”) or other telecommunication system. The power management subsystem can include a measurement module and an optimization module. The measurement module can monitor a utilization metric for a remote unit in the DAS or other telecommunication system. The power optimization module can determine whether the remote unit is underutilized based on the monitored utilization metric. The power optimization module can configure the remote unit for a low-power operation in response to determining that the remote unit is underutilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Neil T. Hobbs, Nelson Christian Schmidt, JR., Michael J. Williamson, Fred William Phillips, Charles B. Morrison, Christopher Goodman Ranson, Thomas Kummetz, Matthew Thomas Melester
  • Publication number: 20170321264
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a property of a starting sample, for example the amount of the nucleic acid (DNA) present therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Max Koltzscher, Christian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170317439
    Abstract: A printed circuit board assembly having a printed circuit board with at least one footprint for attaching a plug connector, wherein the footprint has three or more coupling points for coupling electrical contacts of the plug connector, and a plug connector attached on the footprint, wthe plug connector has exactly two signal conductors for transmitting a differential signal, wherein the first signal conductor has a first electrical contact coupled at a first coupling point and the second signal conductor has a second electrical contact coupled at a second coupling point, wherein the second coupling point is not one of the coupling points which is directly adjacent to the first coupling point of the footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Christian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170308495
    Abstract: A communication device is provided. The communication device can include a processing device for communicating data via a data connection or receiving power via an electrical connection and a connector for providing the data connection or electrical connection. The connector can include at least one terminal and a sensing module. The terminal can be communicatively coupled to the processing device. The terminal can form the data connection or electrical connection with at least one external terminal of a mating connector. The sensing module can detect a movement associated with removing the mating connector. The sensing module can provide a termination signal to the processing device to terminate the data connection or electrical connection. The processing device can terminate data communication via the data connection or current flow via the electrical connection in response to the termination signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Charles B. Morrison, Nelson Christian Schmidt, JR., Van E. Hanson