Patents by Inventor Dirk Schmidt

Dirk 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: 11447595
    Abstract: Pultrudate based on polyurethane and carbon fibers and the production and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: COVESTRO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Wegener, Harald Rasselnberg, Andreas Hoffmann, Heike Schmidt, Renate Dellhofen
  • Publication number: 20200360976
    Abstract: A cooling device with variable cooling rate for treating metal materials, in particular for cooling steel sheets in plate mills, hot strip mills or thermal treatment lines, by means of a spray nozzle cooling system. The cooling device consists of at least two cooling bars one of each two cooling bars being situated on the lower side and the other on the upper side transversely to the sheet travel direction of the sheet and centrally between two roller table rollers and includes a spray nozzle cooling system with which a plurality of full jet nozzles and a plurality of full cone nozzles are associated, the full jet nozzles being arranged symmetrically to the full cone nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Frederik GROßE LORDEMANN, Dirk SCHMIDT, Roman DEHMEL
  • Patent number: 10427728
    Abstract: An air conduction element for reducing the air resistance of a load-carrying vehicle having a load space structure. The air conduction element can be externally mounted in the rear region of the load space structure and includes an air conduction duct with a front air inlet opening and a rear air outlet opening, front and rear being in relation to the direction of travel (x). The air inlet opening overlaps the load space structure in the direction of travel (x) and the air outlet opening is arranged behind the load space structure within the cross-sectional contour thereof. The air conduction element has a cover which delimits the air conduction duct. It was therefore the aim to devise an air conduction element which does not increase the dimensions of the load space structure when the vehicle is driving slowly or is at a standstill. For this purpose, the cover is produced from a flexible flat material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: JOST-WERKE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Schmidt, Martin Richter, José Manuel Algüera
  • Patent number: 10160504
    Abstract: The invention concerns a lubricating system for a fifth-wheel traction coupling of a towing vehicle, comprising a coupling plate, the upper side of which has at least one grease discharge aperture which is connected to a lubricating device via a supply line fixed to the coupling plate. The invention addresses the problem of developing a lubricating system for towing vehicles which permits automatic lubrication irrespective of whether a central lubricating system is provided. The invention solves the problem using a lubricating system in which the lubricating device is associated with the fifth-wheel traction coupling and is arranged directly on the fifth-wheel traction coupling or in the vicinity of the fifth-wheel traction coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Jost-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: José Manuel Algüera Gallego, Dirk Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180154951
    Abstract: An air conduction element for reducing the air resistance of a load-carrying vehicle having a load space structure. The air conduction element can be externally mounted in the rear region of the load space structure and includes an air conduction duct with a front air inlet opening and a rear air outlet opening, front and rear being in relation to the direction of travel (x). The air inlet opening overlaps the load space structure in the direction of travel (x) and the air outlet opening is arranged behind the load space structure within the cross-sectional contour thereof. The air conduction element has a cover which delimits the air conduction duct. It was therefore the aim to devise an air conduction element which does not increase the dimensions of the load space structure when the vehicle is driving slowly or is at a standstill. For this purpose, the cover is produced from a flexible flat material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk SCHMIDT, Martin RICHTER, José Manuel ALGÜERA
  • Patent number: 9742052
    Abstract: A device for transmitting millimeter-wave signals between a microstrip formed on a circuit board and a waveguide, characterized by a housing which is soldered onto the circuit board with the aid of solder contacts and which contains a signal line, which is connected to the microstrip via a soldered connection suitable for use at high frequencies, and which connects this microstrip to a coupling point for the millimeter-wave signals, the coupling point facing the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Hasch, Elena Pancera, Carsten Potratz, Dirk Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9645099
    Abstract: A determining device for determining at least one component of a liquid, e.g., a fuel mixture, for use in motor vehicles, includes at least one sensor which has at least one connecting device for coupling microwave signals into the liquid and/or out of the liquid. The determining device is implemented as a hand-held measuring instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Wendt, Dirk Schmidt, Stephan Schulteis, Werner Soergel, Thor Windbergs
  • Publication number: 20160079647
    Abstract: A device for transmitting millimeter-wave signals between a microstrip formed on a circuit board and a waveguide, characterized by a housing which is soldered onto the circuit board with the aid of solder contacts and which contains a signal line, which is connected to the microstrip via a soldered connection suitable for use at high frequencies, and which connects this microstrip to a coupling point for the millimeter-wave signals, the coupling point facing the waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Juergen HASCH, Elena PANCERA, Carsten POTRATZ, Dirk SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 9261466
    Abstract: A device for determining a composition of a fuel mixture is provided, in particular for determining an ethanol component and/or a water component in the fuel mixture. The device includes at least one housing having at least one electrically conductive housing element through which the fuel mixture is able to flow. At least one internal conductor, which is at least partially enclosed by the housing element, is introduced into the housing element. In addition, the device has at least one connection device for the coupling of microwave signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Soergel, Dirk Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150168312
    Abstract: A determining device for determining at least one component of a liquid, e.g., a fuel mixture, for use in motor vehicles, includes at least one sensor which has at least one connecting device for coupling microwave signals into the liquid and/or out of the liquid. The determining device is implemented as a hand-held measuring instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Wendt, Dirk Schmidt, Stephan Schulteis, Werner Soergel, Thor Windbergs
  • Patent number: 8827040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for lubricating a closing mechanism on a saddle coupling comprising a closing mechanism which is arranged on the lower side of a coupling plate and which comprises at least one closing hook and/or closing bar, provided with a coating, and a fat reservoir which is connected to the closure hook by means of a lubricating line. The invention also relates to a coating of individual components of the system, i.e. the closing hook and the closing bar, in addition to the use of a coating. The invention is characterized in that the coating of the closing hook and/or the closing bar is embodied as a sliding coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Jost-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Schmidt, José Algüera, Fan Zhang, Heinz-Jürgen Seigis, Wolfgang Pohl
  • Patent number: 8461827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller bearing (01), with a revolving bearing component (05) and a stationary bearing component (04), and with a capacitive sensor unit (02). The capacitive sensor unit (04) comprises a pivoted sensor element (08), which is connected to the revolving bearing component (05), and a stationary sensor element (09). The sensor units (08, 09) form a capacitor. At least one of the sensor elements (08, 09) bears a first material measure (14, 16), so that a change arises in the capacitance of the capacitor when there is a relative motion in the sensor areas (08, 09). The sensor unit also includes a means for generating a periodic electrostatic field between the sensor plates, and a processing and amplifying electronics unit for evaluating the change in capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: SICK Stegmann GmbH, Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, INA Drivers & Mechatronics GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Josef Siraky, Dirk Schmidt, Jörg Kegeler
  • Publication number: 20130111980
    Abstract: A device for determining a composition of a fuel mixture is provided, in particular for determining an ethanol component and/or a water component in the fuel mixture. The device includes at least one housing having at least one electrically conductive housing element through which the fuel mixture is able to flow. At least one internal conductor, which is at least partially enclosed by the housing element, is introduced into the housing element. In addition, the device has at least one connection device for the coupling of microwave signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Werner Soergel, Dirk Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8382146
    Abstract: A vehicle coupling for producing a mechanical connection between a first and a second vehicle including a coupling body (1) in which at least one structural area (2) of the coupling body (1) is made of a metallic foam (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Jost-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Schmidt, José Manuel Algüera Gallego
  • Publication number: 20120297849
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for hot-rolling a slab (1), especially a steel slab, the slab (1) being subjected to at least two shaping steps at different temperatures in a hot-rolling mill (2), the slab (1) being cooled between two such shaping steps. In order to prevent ferrite from forming too soon during the hot-rolling, the slab (1) is cooled such that the lateral end sections (3, 4) of the slab (1) are cooled with a lower cooling efficiency than a center section (5) of the slab (1). The invention further relates to a hot-rolling mill (2) for hot-rolling a slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Klaus Berchem, Ingo Schuster, Dirk Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120256013
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection valve (1), which is used in particular as an injector for fuel injection systems or exhaust gas aftertreatment systems, comprising a shock wave actuator (4), a valve closing body (8) that interacts with a valve seat surface (7) to form a sealing seat (9), and a shock wave amplification channel (22). The shock wave amplification channel (22) is used to conduct shock waves (27) generated by the shock wave actuator (4) to the sealing seat (9) and to amplify said shock waves (27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Giezendanner-Thoben, Anton Dukart, Olaf Ohlhafer, Dirk Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8164216
    Abstract: A modular electrical system including a first current-emitting source module and a first current-consuming sink module which is connected to the first current-emitting source module is provided. The first sink module has a first sink identification means to identify maximum power requirement of the first sink module. The object of providing power balancing between a first source module and a first sink module is achieved in that the first source module has a first source identification means for identifying the power capacity of the first source module, wherein in order to calculate a power ratio of the system the first sink identification means and the first source identification means are connected to a two-wire line for the purpose of generating a differential voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Abert, Werner Engl, Gunter Griessbach, Gerald Hirmer, Arnold Klamm, Matthias Metzler, Dirk Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120024435
    Abstract: A method and device for controlled straightening and cooling of a wide metal strip, especially a steel strip or sheet metal, running out of a hot rolled strip rolling mill, using pinching rollers arranged in the moving direction of the strip behind vertical double rollers, said pinching rollers producing a tensile stress acting in a longitudinal direction. According to the invention, the range of use of conventional sheet metal cooling systems can be extended to obtain a more even surface of said steel strip with an increased cooling effect. This is achieved by displacing the metal strip or sheet metal between a pre-straightening machine and splash cooling facility in defined conditions of tensile stress by adjusting the tensile stress and by cooling said strip or sheet metal inside said splash cooling facility between successive pairs of pinching rollers and by additionally controlling the tensile stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas MATHIES, Dirk SCHMIDT, Gerhard HORN, Roman DEHMEL
  • Patent number: 8043086
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for cooling or quenching slabs and sheets (2) with water in a cooling pond (1, 14) wherein the slabs and the sheets (2), previously set upright by a tilting device (18), are lowered and temporarily maintained in position on edge. The inventive method is characterized in that the slabs and the sheets are sprayed with the cooling water. Therefor, the cooling pond (1) has, on both sides of the lowered slabs and sheets (2) jet devices (10; 11a, 11b) directed towards the surfaces of the large sides of the slabs or sheets and connected to a cooling water circuit which comprises means for reducing the water filling supply from a maximum upper water level (13b) to a lower water level (13a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dirk Schmidt, Harald Wehage, Frank Werner, Günter Thüs
  • Publication number: 20110232965
    Abstract: A terminating unit comprising a first terminating device for a first data line, a second terminating device for a second data line, a third terminating device, and a connecting device which is arranged for electrically connecting the first and the second terminating device to the third terminating device A switch-over unit interacts with the connecting device such that in cases where the third terminating device is connected to a counterpiece, the first terminating device and the second terminating device are connected to the third terminating device and in cases where no counterpiece is terminated at the third terminating device, the first terminating device is connected to the second terminating device for connecting through the data lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael BRÄUNLICH, Hagen Böhme, Gunter Griessbach, Daniela Rochlitzer, Dirk Schmidt, Bernhard Weissbach