Patents by Inventor Christoph Schmidt

Christoph 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).

  • Patent number: 11059607
    Abstract: The invention relates to a navigation satellite (10, 10?, 10?), in particular for a medium earth orbit (MEO), having a housing (12) and a navigation antenna (16) connected to the housing (12) for emission of navigation signals in a preferred direction. Furthermore, the navigation satellite (10, 10?, 10?) has an optical communication system (22) for unidirectional or bidirectional signalling having at least one other satellite advancing in the direction of movement and/or having at least one other satellite following in the direction of movement. The navigation satellite (10, 10?, 10?) has a holder (for example as navigation antenna), which is arranged rotatably on the housing (12) about an axis of rotation (17), the optical communication system being (22) arranged on the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Deutsches Zentrum Für Luft-Und Raumfahrt E.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Günther, Christopher Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11026891
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymersomes comprising non-biodegradable amphiphilic block-copolymers and their enteral (e.g., oral) or topical use in the treatment of an ammonia or ammonia methylated analog-associated disease or disorder or symptom thereof (e.g., hyperammonemia or trimethylaminuria). More particularly, it provides a polymersome comprising (a) a membrane, which comprises a block copolymer of poly(styrene) (PS) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), wherein the PS/PEO molecular weight ratio is higher than 1.0 and lower than 4.0; and (b) a core which encloses an acid. It also provides a method of making the polymersome comprising mixing the copolymer-containing organic solvent phase with an aqueous phase containing the acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Eth Zurich
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Leroux, Simon Matoori, Aaron Christoph Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210048314
    Abstract: A meter network includes a meter configuration having a meter, a communication module, and a remote station for the configuration in a wide area network. The meter and communication module are pairable for a wireless local area communication by using communication technology and communication protocol. The communication module and remote station are connectable for a wide area communication by using network technology and network protocol. The communication module includes a protocol converter for converting data to be communicated via the local area communication, communication module and wide area communication between the communication technology and network technology and between the communication protocol and network protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, ADRIAN KVESIC, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT, CHRISTIAN JAMBOR
  • Publication number: 20210010825
    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: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: ADRIAN KVESIC, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT, STEFAN SCHMITZ, CHRISTIAN JAMBOR
  • Publication number: 20200372550
    Abstract: A system for creating and/or maintaining a database is disclosed. In one example, the system includes one or more processors; a classification module configured to determine primary weights for primary data streams, each primary weight referring to a correlation between one of the primary data streams and one segment category of several predefined segment categories; a recognition module configured to identify explicit concepts and implicit concepts in the primary data streams, and to determine first secondary weights characterizing embeddings of the identified concepts; an expansion module configured to determine for the identified concepts respective related concepts; and a storage module configured to save the identified concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: relemind GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Beier, Christoph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10822497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to interference pigments based on transparent, low-refractive-index, flake-form substrates which have a high-refractive-index coating consisting of TiO2 having a layer thickness of 20-200 nm and optionally an outer protective layer, and to the use thereof in paints, coatings, printing inks, security printing inks, plastics, button pastes, ceramic materials, glasses, for seed coloring, as dopants in the laser marking of plastics and papers, as additive for the laser welding of plastics, as additive for coloring in the foods and pharmaceuticals sectors, and in cosmetic formulations and for the preparation of pigment compositions and dry preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schmidt, Tanja Delp, Sabine Schoen
  • Patent number: 10758874
    Abstract: A method for generating a continuous carrier gas/vapour mixture stream containing a carrier gas, and a vapour of a liquid. The method includes provision of a first metered carrier gas stream, provision of a second metered carrier gas stream, provision of a metered, vapour-saturated carrier gas/vapour mixture stream, mixing of the second stream and the metered stream to provide a first gaseous mixture stream; and provision of a metered liquid stream fed to an evaporation/mixing device for evaporating the liquid and mixing with the first gaseous mixture stream to provide a second gaseous mixture stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Netzsch-Gerätebau GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Denner, Georg Storch, Alexander Zuber, Christoph Schmidt, Jan Hanss, Thilo Hilpert
  • Patent number: 10704642
    Abstract: A piston/damper tube assembly may include a damper tube with damping fluid, a movable piston rod, a working piston, a controllable 4-way bottom valve with a control member, and a compensation space. Two flow passage ways of the bottom valve connect the working space remote from the piston rod via the control member to the compensation space. Two control ways of the bottom valve load the control member on a first side with a pressure of the piston rod-side working space and on a second side with a pressure of the compensation space. The control member may control the flow passage ways in a manner dependent on the pressure of the piston-rod-side working space that prevails on the control member on the first side via a fluidic connection, and on the pressure of the compensation space that prevails on the control member on the second side via an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Christoph Schmidt, Dmitrij Smeljanskij
  • Patent number: 10508208
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for printing multicoloured printed images in which exclusively interference pigments are used for the coloured pigmentation of the printing inks, to printed products produced using a process of this type, to the use thereof, and to suitable interference pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Clauter, Cairon Platzer, Kirsten Fritsche, Marc-Dieter Weingart, Lorenz Boegli, Christoph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10378005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to recombinant factor H and variants and conjugates thereof and methods of their production, as well as uses and methods of treatment involving the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
    Inventors: Christoph Schmidt, Paul N. Barlow, Anna Richards
  • Publication number: 20190226545
    Abstract: A piston/damper tube assembly may include a damper tube with damping fluid, a movable piston rod, a working piston, a controllable 4-way bottom valve with a control member, and a compensation space. Two flow passage ways of the bottom valve connect the working space remote from the piston rod via the control member to the compensation space. Two control ways of the bottom valve load the control member on a first side with a pressure of the piston rod-side working space and on a second side with a pressure of the compensation space. The control member may control the flow passage ways in a manner dependent on the pressure of the piston-rod-side working space that prevails on the control member on the first side via a fluidic connection, and on the pressure of the compensation space that prevails on the control member on the second side via an opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Christoph Schmidt, Dmitrij Smeljanskij
  • Publication number: 20190225813
    Abstract: A pigment mixture comprising at least two or three interference pigments of different interference colours selected from the colours red, green and blue, suitable for use in paints, coatings, printing inks, security printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses and in the preparation of pigment preparations, dry preparations and in particular cosmetic formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph SCHMIDT, Carsten PLUEG, Uwe LENZ, Sabine SCHOEN
  • Publication number: 20190202878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-domain polypeptide comprising (i) a first complement control protein repeat (CCP)-comprising domain being a convertase decay accelerating domain for convertases of the classical and alternative pathways of complement activation, (ii) a host cell recognition domain, and (iii) a second CCP-comprising domains with cofactor activity. The present invention further relates to a polynucleotide encoding said multi-domain polypeptide, to a vector comprising said polynucleotide, and to a host cell comprising said polynucleotide and/or said vector. Further, the present invention relates to the multi-domain polypeptide, the polypeptide, and the vector for use in medicine and for treating and/or preventing inappropriate complement activation and/or a disease having inappropriate complement activation as a symptom. Moreover, the present invention relates to methods and uses related to multi-domain polypeptide, the polypeptide, and the vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph SCHMIDT, Hubert SCHREZENMEIER, Markus ANLIKER, Britta HOECHSMANN
  • Publication number: 20190183800
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymersomes comprising non-biodegradable amphiphilic block-copolymers and their enteral (e.g., oral) or topical use in the treatment of an ammonia or ammonia methylated analog-associated disease or disorder or symptom thereof (e.g., hyperammonemia or trimethylaminuria). More particularly, it provides a polymersome comprising (a) a membrane, which comprises a block copolymer of poly(styrene) (PS) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), wherein the PS/PEO molecular weight ratio is higher than 1.0 and lower than 4.0; and (b) a core which encloses an acid. It also provides a method of making the polymersome comprising mixing the copolymer-containing organic solvent phase with an aqueous phase containing the acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Leroux, Simon Matoori, Aaron Christoph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10173084
    Abstract: A gas mask is provided with a mask body, which is designed to cover the face of a user, and with an opening in the mask body, which is closed by a speech diaphragm (8) in a gas-tight manner. A funnel (4) is directed toward the speech diaphragm with an opening angle in the range of 20° to 90°. The funnel (4) is arranged in front of the speech diaphragm in the interior space of the mask body in order to focus sound waves onto the speech diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DRAEGER SAFETY AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Dirk Feil, Werner Lange, Christoph Schmidt, Achim Volmer, Martin Weisgerber
  • Publication number: 20180212555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stacking spacer for a photovoltaic module frame, to a photovoltaic module frame, and to a tracking device assembly for said photovoltaic module frame and stacking spacer. The stacking spacer comprises a main body extending in a longitudinal direction, a connecting member, extending in said longitudinal direction and protruding from said main body, adapted for being inserted at least one lateral profile groove of said photovoltaic module frame and two opposed support members, arranged on respective opposed longitudinal sides of said main body, extending in said longitudinal direction, wherein the two opposed support members have complementary forms, whereby at least two stacking spacers can be securely stacked on top of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Christoph Schmidt, Gerrit Lange, Wolfgang Aipperspach
  • Publication number: 20180071694
    Abstract: A method for generating a continuous carrier gas/vapour mixture stream containing a carrier gas, and a vapour of a liquid. The method includes provision of a first metered carrier gas stream, provision of a second metered carrier gas stream, provision of a metered, vapour-saturated carrier gas/vapour mixture stream, mixing of the second stream and the metered stream to provide a first gaseous mixture stream; and provision of a metered liquid stream fed to an evaporation/mixing device for evaporating the liquid and mixing with the first gaseous mixture stream to provide a second gaseous mixture stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Denner, Georg Storch, Alexander Zuber, Christoph Schmidt, Jan Hanss, Thilo Hilpert
  • Patent number: 9909010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to interference pigments based on multicoated flake-form substrates which have on the surface of the substrate a layer sequence comprising (A0) optionally a high-refractive-index coating consisting of a layer of TiO2, (A) a high-refractive-index coating consisting of a mixture of TiO2 and Fe2O3, which may optionally be doped with one or more further oxides, (B) a high-refractive-index layer consisting of SnO2, (C) a high-refractive-index coating which absorbs in the visible wavelength region, and optionally (D) an outer protective layer, and to the use thereof, in particular in paints, coatings, industrial coatings, automobile paints, automotive refinish paints, coil coating, powder coatings, printing inks, plastics, pigment pastes, pigment preparations and in dry preparations, such as, for example, granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180016452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for printing multicoloured printed images in which exclusively interference pigments are used for the coloured pigmentation of the printing inks, to printed products produced using a process of this type, to the use thereof, and to suitable interference pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peter CLAUTER, Cairon PLATZER, Kirsten FRITSCHE, Marc-Dieter WEINGART, Lorenz BOEGLI, Christoph SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20170335310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to recombinant factor H and variants and conjugates thereof and methods of their production, as well as uses and methods of treatment involving the materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Christoph Schmidt, Paul N. Barlow, Anna Richards