Patents by Inventor Harald Schmidt

Harald 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: 20210170656
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for micro-molding articles. The method comprises melting and pre-pressurizing thermoplastic material to a first level, within a plasticizing barrel. The melt pressure of the thermoplastic material is manipulated to a second level, within a hot runner. The melt pressure of the thermoplastic material is manipulated to an ultra-cavity packing pressure within a valve gate nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventor: Harald Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210130606
    Abstract: A film is shown and described which comprises 10-90 wt. % of a component A and 10-90 wt. % of a component B, based on the sum of the components A and B, A being a polyhydroxyalkanoate and B being an aliphatic copolyester composed of at least one diol component and at least one dicarboxylic acid component, and the film having a total thickness of 1 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedek, Johannes Mathar, Thorsten Roloff, Harald Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210021113
    Abstract: A cable receiving device for a cable harness, comprising: a magnetic element for absorbing electromagnetic radiation, and a plastic molded part, wherein the plastic molded part comprises a cable guiding section for guiding a cable strand of the cable harness and a receiving section for receiving the magnetic element, and wherein the magnetic element is fastened in or on the receiving section in a form-locking manner and/or a material-fit manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Harald SCHMIDT, Jochen RÜHRSEITZ
  • Patent number: 10654391
    Abstract: A vehicle with a cargo bed comprises an adapter element arranged in a movable manner along the cargo bed. A support element for at least one functional element is detachably fixed on the adapter element. A guide system for the adapter element comprises at least two parallel guide rails. The adapter element comprises at least two guide elements which engage in the guide rails. At least one guide rail comprises a retaining bead laterally projecting into a guide groove of the guide rail. At least one guide element fixed to the adapter element engages behind the retaining bead, such that a lifting of the adapter element is prevented by the guide rail. The adapter element comprises at least one braking device, which can be brought into operative connection with the cargo bed in order to prevent a displacement of the adapter element on the cargo bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Greiner Schaltanlagen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Greiner, Harald Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200056037
    Abstract: A film is shown and described which contains 10 to 50 wt. % of a component A and 50 to 90 wt. % of a component B, based on the sum of the components A and B, component A being selected from the group consisting of polymers that are obtainable from ring-opening polymerization and have a glass transition temperature (Tg) lower than ?30° C. and component B being selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic aliphatic copolyesters and mixtures thereof, and the film having a total thickness of 1 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Johannes Mathar, Thorsten Roloff, Wolfgang Friedek
  • Patent number: 10421988
    Abstract: The method includes binding living cells to magnetic particles, adding them to a sensor array, uniformly distributing over the sensor array, magnetically fixing the magnetic particles having the bound cells over the sensor array, and adding substances to maintain and/or improve the cell vitality to the sensory array, and/or adding substances to worsen the cell vitality to the sensor array. The assembly includes a sensor array composed of sensors, which are designed to be in direct fluidic contact with a fluid, and a device for generating a magnetic field over the sensor array. A layer that comprises magnetic particles and living cells is formed on the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Walter Gumbrecht, Markus Klöpzig, Peter Paulicka, Harald Schmidt, Manfred Stanzel
  • Publication number: 20190010063
    Abstract: A deionization device for liquids includes a first chamber for a first ion exchange agent that has a first intake opening and a first discharge opening. A second chamber for a second ion exchange agent has a second intake opening and a second discharge opening. A line connects the first chamber and the second chamber that has a third intake opening and a third discharge opening. The third intake opening is dedicated to the first discharge opening of the first chamber and the third discharge opening is dedicated to the second intake opening of the second chamber. The line also has a first regeneration opening for a first regeneration liquid, wherein the first regeneration opening can be closed for deionization, and wherein the line can be closed for regenerating the deionization device such that the third intake opening can be isolated from the third discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Harald Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180345637
    Abstract: A multi-layer polymer film comprising at least one middle layer A, the polymeric constituents of which are soluble in aqueous solution, and in each case at least one substantially water-impermeable covering layer B, C arranged above and below the at least one middle layer A, wherein the layers A, B and C independently of each other in each case comprise at least one thermoplastic polymer and at least one of the covering layers B and C comprises at least one polyhydroxyalkanoate is presented and described. Processes for the production of the multi-layer polymer film according to the invention and its use for the production of molded parts, films or bags are furthermore presented and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Hackfort, Johannes Mathar, Frank Rörthmans, Harald Schmidt, Christoph Hess
  • Patent number: 10131783
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer compound which, based on the total weight of the polymer compound, comprises at least the following components: (a) 5 to 50 wgt.-% destructed starch and/or starch derivative, (b) 20 to 70 wgt.-% aliphatic-aromatic copolymer, (c) 10 to 50 wgt.-% polyhydroxyalkanoate and (d) 3 to 25 wgt.-% polyactic acid. Such polymer compounds are characterized by a high ratio of bio-based carbon and exhibit no significant embrittlement or worsening of the mechanical properties profile, despite the presence of increased volumes of polyhydroxyalkanoate, even after storage. The invention further relates to production methods for the polymer compound according to the invention, and use thereof in the production of films, molded parts or fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BIO-TEC BIOLOGISCHE NATURVERPACKUNGEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Christoph Hess, Christophe Bréso, Ralf Hackfort, Frank Rörthmans, Wolfgang Friedek
  • Publication number: 20180326885
    Abstract: A vehicle with a cargo bed comprises an adapter element arranged in a movable manner along the cargo bed. A support element for at least one functional element is detachably fixed on the adapter element. A guide system for the adapter element comprises at least two parallel guide rails. The adapter element comprises at least two guide elements which engage in the guide rails. At least one guide rail comprises a retaining bead laterally projecting into a guide groove of the guide rail. At least one guide element fixed to the adapter element engages behind the retaining bead, such that a lifting of the adapter element is prevented by the guide rail. The adapter element comprises at least one braking device, which can be brought into operative connection with the cargo bed in order to prevent a displacement of the adapter element on the cargo bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Greiner Schaltanlagen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Greiner, Harald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9956596
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a sliding rail of a longitudinal adjustment device for a vehicle seat, in which the longitudinal adjustment device has at least one pair of rails having two sliding rails and having sliding and/or rolling elements, the two sliding rails can be moved in the longitudinal direction against one another, the sliding and/or rolling elements are disposed between the sliding rails, and the sliding rails have contact tracks by which the sliding and/or rolling elements are in contact. A sliding rail is produced and then painted. Subsequently, at least one contact track is irradiated with a laser. In this way the layer of paint located on the contact track is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: C. Rob. Hammerstein GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Burckhard Becker, Peter Fuchs, Thomas Gittermann, Harald Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170342261
    Abstract: A process is presented and described for the production of moldings, comprising the steps of (a) providing a polymer composition comprising from 1 to 99% by weight of polyhydroxyalkanoate and from 1 to 99% by weight of starch-containing polymer; (b) homogenizing the polymer composition with use of thermal and/or mechanical energy; (c) introducing the polymer composition into a mold; (d) molding the molding in the mold; and (e) removing the molding from the mold. The process described is in particular suitable for the production of hard capsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Christoph Hess, Wolfgang Friedek
  • Publication number: 20170037241
    Abstract: A polymer composition is presented and described and comprises, based on the total weight of the polymer composition, the following components: a. from 15 to 70% by weight of PLLA, b. from 0.1 to 15% by weight of PDLA, c. from 5 to 40% by weight of polyester, and d. from 5 to 40% by weight of organic or inorganic filler. These polymer compositions can be biodegradable, comprise mainly biobased carbon, and have an increased heat deflection temperature. These polymer compositions can moreover be used in specific processes in order to produce molded parts, films, or fibers which by virtue of their high heat deflection temperature can also be used as containers for coffee-preparation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Christoph Hess, Wolfgang Friedek, Ralph Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9534095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of water-absorbing polymer structures, comprising the following process steps: i) providing an untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure; and ii) bringing the untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure into contact with a salt comprising a divalent or higher-valent cation of a metal and at least one organic base as anion. The invention relates also to the water-absorbing polymer structures obtainable by that process, to water-absorbing polymer structures, to a composite comprising a water-absorbing polymer structure and a substrate, to a process for the preparation of a composite, to the composite obtainable by that process, to chemical products, such as foams, molded articles and fibers comprising water-absorbing polymer structures or a composite, to the use of water-absorbing polymer structures or of a composite in chemical products and to the use of a salt in the treatment of the surface of water-absorbing polymer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Walden, Harald Schmidt, Rainer Teni, Armin Reimann, Franck Furno, Jorg Issberner, Peter Herbe, Ursula Nielinger, Michael Keup
  • Publication number: 20160060451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer compound which, based on the total weight of the polymer compound, comprises at least the following components: (a) 5 to 50 wgt.-% destructed starch and/or starch derivative, (b) 20 to 70 wgt.-% aliphatic-aromatic copolymer, (c) 10 to 50 wgt.-% polyhydroxyalkanoate and (d) 3 to 25 wgt.-% polyactic acid. Such polymer compounds are characterized by a high ratio of bio-based carbon and exhibit no significant embrittlement or worsening of the mechanical properties profile, despite the presence of increased volumes of polyhydroxyalkanoate, even after storage. The invention further relates to production methods for the polymer compound according to the invention, and use thereof in the production of films, molded parts or fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Christoph Hess, Christophe Bréso, Ralf Hackfort, Frank Rörthmans, Wolfgang Friedek
  • Patent number: 9228066
    Abstract: A method for the production of a polymer material is shown and described, which is characterized by: a) producing a mixture containing at least 1 to 75 wt.-% starch and/or starch derivative, 10 to 85 wt.-% polyester, and 0.01 to 7 wt.-% of a polymer containing an epoxy group; (b) homogenizing the mixture while supplying thermal and/or mechanical energy; (c) setting the water content of the mixture, so that the end product has a water content less than approximately 12 wt.-%, in relation to the total composition of the mixture. The polymer material produced with the method according to the invention is characterized by outstanding mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BIOTEC BIOLOGISCHE NATURVERPACKUNGEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Christoph Hess, Johannes Mathar, Ralf Hackfort
  • Patent number: 9133342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a superabsorber composition comprising an at least surface-crosslinked, water-absorbing polymer structure having a structure surface, a large number of fine particles at least partly immobilized on the structure surface. The invention furthermore relates to a process for the preparation of a superabsorber composition, the superabsorber composition obtainable by this process, a composite comprising the superabsorber composition according to the invention, a process for the production of a composite, the composite obtainable by this process, the use of the superabsorber composition according to the invention in chemical products and chemical products comprising the superabsorber composition according to the invention or the composite according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Walden, Rainer Teni, Armin Reimann, Harald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8951423
    Abstract: A method for removing a filter cake from a filtering device having a housing that defines a filtration flowpath through which a filtrate flows, the housing having at least one inlet and at least one outlet, the filter cake being deposited on at least one cylindrical filter element disposed within the filtering device, the at least one cylindrical filter element comprises at least one filter material and at least one rebound element, the at least one rebound element having a first flange extending from a head region and a second flange extending from a foot region, the at least one rebound element having a structured surface with at least two recesses mutually parallel in the longitudinal direction of the at least one rebound element, the at least two recesses are formed extending between the first flange and the second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ETS Trade S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Frank Jonigkeit
  • Patent number: 8907017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of water-absorbing polymer structures, comprising the following process steps: I) providing an untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure; and II) bringing the untreated, water-absorbing polymer structure into contact with a salt comprising a divalent or higher-valent cation of a metal and at least one organic base as anion. The invention relates also to the water-absorbing polymer structures obtainable by that process, to water-absorbing polymer structures, to a composite comprising a water-absorbing polymer structure and a substrate, to a process for the preparation of a composite, to the composite obtainable by that process, to chemical products, such as foams, molded articles and fibers comprising water-absorbing polymer structures or a composite, to the use of water-absorbing polymer structures or of a composite in chemical products and to the use of a salt in the treatment of the surface of water-absorbing polymer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Walden, Harald Schmidt, Rainer Teni, Armin Reimann, Franck Furno, Jörg Issberner, Peter Herbe, Ursula Nielinger, Michael Keup
  • Patent number: RE47104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-absorbing composition comprising water-absorbing polymer structures, on the surface of which is at least one tannin fraction which has a number-average molecular weight, determined in accordance with the test method described herein, of at least 1,000 g/mol, which has a weight-average molecular weight, determined in accordance with the test method described herein, of at least 1,000 g/mol, or which is a hydrolysable gallotannin. The present invention also relates to a process for the preparation of a water-absorbing composition, the water-absorbing composition obtainable by this process, a composite, a process for the production of a composite, the composite obtainable by this process, chemical products, such as, for example, hygiene articles, the use of a water-absorbing composition or of a composite and the use of a tannin fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Franck Furno, Laurent Wattebled, Anne Ix-Mund, Harald Schmidt, Markus Henn, Jörg Harren