Patents by Inventor Dieter Schmidt

Dieter 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: 20120147923
    Abstract: A thermometer with protective tube inner part for insertion into a protective tube, especially a protective tube of a thermometer, wherein the protective tube inner part serves for arranging conductor elements, and wherein the protective tube inner part is matched to the shape of the inside of the protective tube in the region of a closed, protective tube end, and wherein the protective tube inner part serves to arrange the conductor elements on the side of the protective tube inner part facing the protective tube in the installed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Wetzer GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Schmidt, Peter Seefeld, Alfred Umkehrer, Wilfried Meissner, Helmut Kalteis
  • Patent number: 8199803
    Abstract: A receiver is provided for a quadrature-modulated signal, which can be divided into an inphase signal and a quadrature signal. The inphase signal is fed to first and third equalizers, and the quadrature signal is fed to second and fourth equalizers, wherein the first and second equalizers each perform a first equalization of the respective signal. An output of the first equalizer is connected to a second input of the fourth equalizer, which, by means of a second equalization of the quadrature signal, transmits an equalized quadrature signal as a function of the previously fed equalized inphase signal of the first equalizer. An output of the second equalizer is connected to the second input of the third equalizer, which, through a second equalization of the inphase signal, transmits an equalized inphase signal as a function of the previously fed equalized quadrature signal of the second equalizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Neworks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Fabian Hauske, Berthold Lankl, Ernst-Dieter Schmidt, Changsong Xie
  • Publication number: 20120106967
    Abstract: A method and a device provide signal processing. The method contains the steps of separating a pilot signal from an analog signal, reducing or compensating a noise based on a local oscillator laser by demodulating the pilot signal, processing the demodulated pilot signal, and combining the processed demodulated pilot signal with the analog signal. Furthermore, a method for signal processing at a transmitter, according devices and a communication system are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Harald Rohde, Ernst-Dieter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120049708
    Abstract: On a fitting for a corner cupboard (11), in particular a kitchen corner cupboard, comprising a cupboard body (12) and an internal space (21) accessible via a corner cupboard door (19), wherein at least one panel (22) is movably guided by means of the fitting (12) between an inner position and an outer position, in which the panel (22) at least partially extends beyond a level (23) of a door opening, said fitting (12) including at least one support arm for supporting the panel, which support arm can be mounted on the one hand so as to be pivotable about a stationary swivel pin (25) and can be mounted on the other hand on the associated panel (22) in a manner so as to be pivotable about a panel-fixed bearing axle (26), and control means for controlling the panel movement in a swivel plane between the inner and the outer positions, said control means having two control levers that can respectively be indisplaceably supported on the one hand so as to be rotatable about a stationary swivel pin (25, 29) and on the
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: HETAL-WERKE FRANZ HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Köpnick, Dieter Stange, Thomas Ziegler, Artur Hirtsiefer, Heinz-Josef Henscheid, Bernd Rödder, Jürgen Schnell, Klaus-Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8123397
    Abstract: A disposable container is provided for mixing media. The container has at least one closable opening for introducing and/or removing media and has sensor mounts at spaced apart locations on the wall of the container. Each sensor mount has a front surface facing into the container and a rear surface sealed against the wall of the container. Sensors are embedded in the respective sensor mounts at positions adjacent the front surfaces. The sensors measure at least one specified parameter of the media at spaced apart locations in the container. The seals between the rear surfaces of the sensor mounts and the wall of the container ensure sterility for the media in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Baumfalk, Oscar-Werner Reif, Stefan Obermann, Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8123395
    Abstract: A method is provided for mixing media in a container. The method includes introducing a first media into the container and then introducing a second media into the container while mixing the media to form a mixture. The method continues by measuring the values of two parameters of the mixture at spaced apart locations in the container. The introduction of the second media into the container may be interrupted based on a comparison of the measured values to a preselected intended value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Baumfalk, Oscar-Werner Reif, Stefan Obermann, Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8075175
    Abstract: Method for thawing frozen water-containing products by heating and stirring in a horizontal mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Grifols Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Eble, Joachim Ritter, Dieter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20110211188
    Abstract: A laser distance measuring device comprising a transmitter channel (1), a receiver channel (2) and a dimensionally stable multilayer base printed circuit board (3), with the transmitter channel (1) and the receiver channel (2) being mounted and symmetrically disposed one on each side of the base printed circuit board (3), with the base printed circuit board (3) serving as a mechanical foundation, as an optical and electrical shield, as a carrier of electrical and optical connections and, optionally, as a heat conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Otto JUENEMANN, Uwe Schaller, Dieter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20110192747
    Abstract: A method for producing a bag-like storage container for cut flowers comprising a flexible cover of a water-impermeable thermoplastic film and an inner coating of an absorbent material is described. The absorbent material thereby forms a soakable water reservoir for the cut flowers. The absorbent material is covered by a water-permeable cover layer of thermoplastic plastic, wherein the water-impermeable thermoplastic film is folded over the inner coating of soakable material towards the inside in the area of a bag opening and is connected to the cover layer at least on one side in the fold-over area. The method includes a method step, in the case of which a welding is carried out along longitudinal edges (6a, b) such that two layers of the water-permeable cover layer are located between two layers of the water-impermeable film in the area of welding seams (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Heinz-Dieter SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20110148597
    Abstract: A dosing system and a method for dosing a medium, having a dosing control unit (4), at least one exchangeable container (2) containing a medium to be dosed, and a dosing valve (3, 3?) that can be connected to the container (2), wherein at least one part of the dosing valve (3, 3?) that comes into contact with the medium is designed as an exchangeable system component (7, 10) and has a machine-readable code for identification purposes, wherein at least one container (2), as an exchangeable system component (2), has a machine-readable code for identification purposes, wherein the exchangeable parts (2, 7, 10, 19) that come into contact with the medium are designed as disposable parts, and wherein the dosing control unit (4) is connected with a communication unit (5) to read the codes, and wherein the communication unit (5) has a unique read connection (22) to each exchangeable system component (2, 7, 10, 19) or its code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicants: SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH GMBH, SARTORIUS AG
    Inventors: Oscar-Werner Reif, Reinhard Baurnfalk, Dieter Schmidt, Christian Oldendorf, Swen Weitemeier
  • Patent number: 7951215
    Abstract: A filtering plant for removing dusts from gases, with a plurality of filter units, which are parallel connected to a line for crude gas and the outlets thereof are parallel connected to a line for purified gas, wherein an extraction blowing engine is connected to the line for purified gas, further with an apparatus for cleaning the filter units, which has a lower collecting space for the filter cake with a discharge opening with flap on the lower end of the collecting space, characterized in that the dust discharge openings of all the filter units except one are connected to a common collecting main and the collecting main is connected to the crude gas region of the one filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Römer, Detlef Nuppenau, Eugen Krüger, Dieter Schmidt, Michael Markl, Bernd Granzow, Jens Mannshard
  • Patent number: 7921823
    Abstract: The hydraulic play compensation device, having an outer cylinder part which is closed on one side by a base and in which a piston element which lies on its inside is guided so as to be longitudinally displaceable, with a guide gap, having an oil pressure space having an oil inlet which supplies the oil supply space, and having a connecting duct controlled by a nonreturn valve between the oil supply space and the oil pressure space. For optimized removal of air which is introduced via the oil inlet, it is proposed that a ventilation path which connects the oil supply space and the guide gap is formed in the piston element downstream of the oil inlet and upstream of the connecting duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Peter Sailer, Oliver Schnell, Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7799105
    Abstract: An apparatus for the elimination of dusts from gases, with a filter arrangement, which is flown through by a loaded volume flow, and a cyclone which is arranged upstream to the filter arrangement, wherein a collector funnel below the filter arrangement forms the cover of the cyclone, wherein a branch stub forming the dust outlet opening of the collector funnel forms the dip pipe of the cyclone and an outlet opening of the cyclone is connected to a dust collector tank arranged under it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Detlef Nuppenau, Gabriele Oelerich, Dieter Schmidt, Eugen Krüger, Regine Wrage, Harald Römer
  • Patent number: 7765867
    Abstract: A transmitter for providing inventory or inventory transfer information on industrial sites is described, for measurement of mass (M), weight (W), volume (V), level (L) and/or density (p) of a product (1) in a vessel (3) comprising: a level sensor (5), comprising: a conductive probe (9) extending into the vessel (3), means (11, 13) for generating and sending short electromagnetic pulses (S) down the probe, means (15) for reception of echoes (E) of the pulses (S) reflected at a surface of the product (1), means (17) for determining a time of flight (t) needed for a pulse (S) to travel down the probe (9) and its echo (E) to return, a pressure sensor (7), mounted on the probe (9), and a signal processing unit (45) for determining mass (M), weight (W), volume (V), level (L) and/or density (p) based on measurement signals supplied by the level sensor (5) and the pressure sensor (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Joseph A. Schaffer, Craig McIntyre, Dieter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7742699
    Abstract: Two data signals are subjected to a binary differential phase modulation and transmitted as POLMUX multiplex signals. The types of modulation are selected in such a way that they are orthogonal in relation to each other and do not influence each other during the demodulation of the signals. There is thus no need to regulate the polarization on the receiving side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Stefano Calabro, Ernst-Dieter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100132457
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one measured variable. The apparatus includes: at least one measuring unit; and at least one securement unit for holding the measuring unit in contact with an object. The securement unit is embodied in such a manner, that the securement unit has at least two stable shape states, wherein, for transition between the at least two states, application of a mechanical force to the securement unit is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Endress +Hauser Wetzer GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100128772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receiver for a quadrature-modulated signal, which can be divided into an inphase signal (I) and a quadrature signal (Q). The inphase signal (I) is fed to first and third equalizers (EZ1, EZ3), and the quadrature signal (Q) is fed to second and fourth equalizers (EZ2, EZ4), wherein the first and second equalizers (EZ1, EZ2) each perform a first equalization of the respective signal. An output of the first equalizer (EZ1) is connected to a second input of the fourth equalizer (EZ4), which, by means of a second equalization of the quadrature signal (Q), transmits an equalized quadrature signal (Q2) as a function of the previously fed equalized inphase signal (II) of the first equalizer (EZ1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Fabian Hauske, Berthold Lankl, Ernst-Dieter Schmidt, Changsong Xie
  • Patent number: 7706634
    Abstract: A camera for optically capturing a screen, wherein the screen has an area and wherein a predetermined overall resolution is provided for the optical capture, comprises a camera support with an array of camera mounts, an array of optical individual cameras as well as an image processing device for processing digital individual images of the array of optical individual cameras to generate the optical capture of the screen with the predetermined overall resolution. The image processing device is effective to reduce a correction of the individual images with regard to alignment inaccuracies and/or parameter variations, wherein for correction purposes a correction resolution is used, which is higher than the overall resolution, and wherein for every individual camera an individual correction rule is used for the correction. After the correction has been performed, the corrected overall image is brought to the predetermined overall resolution by combining adjacent pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Schmitt, Dieter Schmidt, Guenther Kostka, Rolf Behrendt
  • Publication number: 20100071463
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable. The apparatus includes at least a first housing unit, which has at least one connecting section for mechanical connection of the first housing unit with a connecting section of a second housing unit. The invention includes the feature that the connecting section of the first housing unit is embodied in such a manner, that, via the connecting section of the first housing unit, connection of the first housing unit with one of at least two, second housing units is producible, wherein the at least two, second housing units differ from one another at least in their connecting sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Wetzer Gmbh + Co. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20090316113
    Abstract: A capturing apparatus includes an optical input, a fiber optic face plate arranged at the optical input, an image sensor, and optics for mapping a real image at an optical output of the fiber optic face plate onto the image sensor in a predetermined scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Ernst, Guenther Kostka, Peter Schmitt, Dieter Schmidt, Andreas Jobst