Patents by Inventor Karl Schmid

Karl Schmid 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: 20200391239
    Abstract: Plasma nozzle includes a nozzle body arranged to engage with a thermal spray gun. The nozzle body includes an axial through bore having up-stream input orifice and a down-stream nozzle exit, at least one material injector positioned between the up-stream input orifice and the nozzle-exit, said at least one material injector being configured to introduce a feedstock material into a gas flow passing through the axial through bore and at least one gas injector configured to introduce a shroud gas flow into the axial through bore and being located at a position up-stream of said at least one material injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: OERLIKON METCO AG, WOHLEN
    Inventors: Dario RUSSO, Richard Karl SCHMID, Alexander BARTH, Malko GINDRAT
  • Patent number: 10427477
    Abstract: A chain for mounting on a vehicle tire, in particular a sliding block chain, having a chain mesh, which is disposed at least on the tread of a vehicle tire in the mounted state of the chain and has a number of chain strands, each of which is formed by a number of chain links each with essentially straight longitudinal legs which run parallel to one another and are connected to one another at their ends by connecting elements in particular connecting rings. In the mounted state of the chain, the chain links of the chain strands lie on the tread at alternately positive and negative angles with respect to the tread. Wear elements are provided, realized as wear webs, which are fixedly connected to chain links of the chain mesh and which extend parallel to the longitudinal legs of the chain links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: pewag Schneeketten GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Schmid
  • Publication number: 20170297389
    Abstract: A chain for mounting on a vehicle tire, in particular a sliding block chain, having a chain mesh, which is disposed at least on the tread of a vehicle tire in the mounted state of the chain and has a number of chain strands, each of which is formed by a number of chain links each with essentially straight longitudinal legs which run parallel to one another and are connected to one another at their ends by connecting elements in particular connecting rings. In the mounted state of the chain, the chain links of the chain strands lie on the tread at alternately positive and negative angles with respect to the tread. Wear elements are provided, realized as wear webs, which are fixedly connected to chain links of the chain mesh and which extend parallel to the longitudinal legs of the chain links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Karl Schmid
  • Patent number: 9193230
    Abstract: A chain link for antiskid chains of vehicle tires, which is provided in order to improve the grip properties, in particular on a smooth underlying surface, with one or more spike(s) which project on one of its sides. Each spike has, perpendicular to its longitudinal extent, a cross-section whose outer edge has a corrugated peripheral contour of successive troughs and peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pewag Schneeketten Gmbh & Co. Kg
    Inventors: Karl Schmid, Ägyd Pengg
  • Publication number: 20130312884
    Abstract: A chain link for antiskid chains of vehicle tires, which is provided in order to improve the grip properties, in particular on a smooth underlying surface, with one or more spike(s) which project on one of its sides. Each spike has, perpendicular to its longitudinal extent, a cross-section whose outer edge has a corrugated peripheral contour of successive troughs and peaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: PEWAG SCHNEEKETTEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Karl Schmid, Ägyd Pengg
  • Patent number: 8276630
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chain link for an anti-skid chain for vehicle tires, whereby protruding studs arranged on the chain link, and at least one stud is arranged on the lengthwise side of the chain link and the longitudinal central axis of the stud is inclined with respect to the central plane of the chain link. The chain link is thus implemented as either a drawn, milled or forged chain link. The invention further relates to an anti-skid chain that exhibits chain links according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Pewag Schneeketten GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Ägyd Pengg, Karl Schmid
  • Patent number: 8234852
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a chain link for an anti-skid chain, wherein the chain link is designed as a straight chain link with an essentially oval shape with an upper and a lower side wall. The outer cross-sectional area of the chain link has a half-round design and the inner cross-sectional area has an angular design. At the same time, the present invention pertains to an anti-skid chain with a chain mesh, which has chain links according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Pewag Schneeketten GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Agyd Pengg, Karl Schmid
  • Patent number: 8206792
    Abstract: A method for forming a ceramic containing composite structure is proposed comprising the steps of (a) feeding a ceramic component that sublimes and a metallic or semi-conductor material that does not sublime into a thermal spray apparatus, (b) spraying the ceramic component and the metallic or semi-conductor material onto a substrate, whereby the ceramic component and the metallic or semi-conductor material deposit on the surface of the substrate, and (c) keeping the metallic or semi-conductor material on the substrate surface plastic during spraying at least in the region where the metallic or semi-conductor material actually strikes the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Gollob, Thomas H. Piquette, James Derby, Omar Basil Al-Sabouni, Richard Karl Schmid, Jacobus Cornelis Doesburg
  • Patent number: 7851769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motorized manipulator for positioning a TEM specimen holder with sub-micron resolution parallel to a y-z plane and rotating the specimen holder in the y-z plane, the manipulator comprising a base (2), and attachment means (30) for attaching the specimen holder to the manipulator, characterized in that the manipulator further comprises at least three nano-actuators (3a, 3b, 3c) mounted on the base, each nano-actuator showing a tip (4a, 4b, 4c), the at least three tips defining the y-z plane, each tip capable of moving with respect to the base in the y-z plane; a platform (5) in contact with the tips of the nano-actuators; and clamping means (6) for pressing the platform against the tips of the nano-actuators; as a result of which the nano-actuators can rotate the platform with respect to the base in the y-z plane and translate the platform parallel to the y-z plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Andreas Karl Schmid, Nord Andresen
  • Publication number: 20100307127
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a chain link for an anti-skid chain, wherein the chain link is designed as a straight chain link with an essentially oval shape with an upper and a lower side wall. The outer cross-sectional area of the chain link has a half-round design and the inner cross-sectional area has an angular design. At the same time, the present invention pertains to an anti-skid chain with a chain mesh, which has chain links according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: PEWAG SCHNEEKETTEN GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Agyd Pengg, Karl Schmid
  • Patent number: 7799111
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal spray feedstock composition that employs free flowing agglomerates formed from (a) a ceramic component that sublimes,(b) a metallic or semi-conductor material that does not sublime and (c) a binder. The invention also relates to a method for preparing the agglomerates and a method for preparing ceramic containing composite structures from the agglomerates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco Venture LLC
    Inventors: David S. Gollob, Thomas H. Piquette, James Derby, Omar Basil Al-Sabouni, Richard Karl Schmid, Jacobus Cornelis Doesburg
  • Patent number: 7799388
    Abstract: A mechanical seal structure and a method for manufacture that employs at least one ceramic seal face prepared by a thermal spray process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco Venture, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Sabouni, Jacobus Doesburg, Richard Karl Schmid, Thomas H. Piquette, David Gollob
  • Publication number: 20100078108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chain link for an anti-skid chain for vehicle tires, whereby protruding studs arranged on the chain link, and at least one stud is arranged on the lengthwise side of the chain link and the longitudinal central axis of the stud is inclined with respect to the central plane of the chain link. The chain link is thus implemented as either a drawn, milled or forged chain link. The invention further relates to an anti-skid chain that exhibits chain links according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: PEWAG SCHNEEKETTEN GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Ägyd Pengg, Karl Schmid
  • Publication number: 20090304943
    Abstract: A method for forming a ceramic containing composite structure is proposed comprising the steps of (a) feeding a ceramic component that sublimes and a metallic or semi-conductor material that does not sublime into a thermal spray apparatus, (b) spraying the ceramic component and the metallic or semi-conductor material onto a substrate, whereby the ceramic component and the metallic or semi-conductor material deposit on the surface of the substrate, and (c) keeping the metallic or semi-conductor material on the substrate surface plastic during spraying at least in the region where the metallic or semi-conductor material actually strikes the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: SULZER METCO VENTURE LLC
    Inventors: David S. Gollob, Thomas H. Piquette, James Derby, Omar Basil Al-Sabouni, Richard Karl Schmid, Jacobus Cornelis Doesburg
  • Publication number: 20090146075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motorized manipulator for positioning a TEM specimen holder with sub-micron resolution parallel to a y-z plane and rotating the specimen holder in the y-z plane, the manipulator comprising a base (2), and attachment means (30) for attaching the specimen holder to the manipulator, characterized in that the manipulator further comprises at least three nano-actuators (3a, 3b, 3c) mounted on the base, each nano-actuator showing a tip (4a, 4b, 4c), the at least three tips defining the y-z plane, each tip capable of moving with respect to the base in the y-z plane; a platform (5) in contact with the tips of the nano-actuators; and clamping means (6) for pressing the platform against the tips of the nano-actuators; as a result of which the nano-actuators can rotate the platform with respect to the base in the y-z plane and translate the platform parallel to the y-z plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Andreas Karl Schmid, Nord Andresen
  • Publication number: 20070275267
    Abstract: A mechanical seal structure and a method for manufacture that employs at least one ceramic seal face prepared by a thermal spray process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Omar Sabouni, Jacobus Doesburg, Richard Karl Schmid, Thomas H. Piquette, David Gollob
  • Publication number: 20070081959
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a cosmetic composition containing at least one branched oligo-?-olefin, characterized in that the side chains at one branch point at least are ethyl, propyl or longer branched alkyl chains, the branched oligo-?-olefin being obtainable by oligomerization of a) at least one branched ?-olefin containing 5 to 18 carbon atoms, b) at least one linear ?-olefin containing 4 to 10 carbon atoms, c) a mixture of a branched ?-olefin containing 4 to 18 carbon atoms and a linear ?-olefin containing 3 to 18 carbon atoms or d) a mixture of various branched ?-olefins containing 4 to 18 carbon atoms and linear ?-olefins containing 3 to 18 carbon atoms in the presence of a catalyst selected from the group consisting of organic acids, cationic ion exchangers, silica gels, layer silicates, inorganic acids or Lewis-acid-based catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Karl Schmid, Alfred Westfechtel, Achim Ansmann, Markus Dierker, Stefan Bruening
  • Publication number: 20070028892
    Abstract: A method of operating an internal combustion engine, includes the steps of: detecting an operating speed reduction of the internal combustion engine; determining if the operating speed reduction is caused by an external load; and controlling operation of a fuel supply system to increase an output of fuel above a normal maximum fuel output, when the operating speed reduction is caused by the external load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventor: Karl Schmid
  • Publication number: 20060154847
    Abstract: The invention is a detergent mixture containing: (a) 10% to 30% by weight of protein fatty acid condensate; (b) 1 % to 12% by weight of a protein hydrolyzate; (c) 3% to 20% by weight of an acylated amino acid; (d) 1% to 12% by weight of an amino acid; and (e) 0% to 3% by weight of a preservative. In addition, the composition can optionally contain (f) 0.1% to 10% by weight of a neutralizing agent; (g) 0.1% to 15% by weight of sodium chloride, potassium chloride or mixtures of both; (h) 0.1% to 15% by weight of a solvent; and (i) water. The mixture is a soft detergent suitable for uses which are in contact with the skin, are high foaming and are not affected by hard water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Karl Schmid, Josef Koster, Hans-Christian Raths, Andreas Subenbach, Andreas Syldath
  • Publication number: 20060018857
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic preparation containing (a) 0.1 to 30% by weight of at least one anionic, nonionic and/or amphoteric surfactant, (b) 0.05 to 20% by weight of an ?-hydroxycarboxylic acid ester of ethoxylated alcohols corresponding to formula (I): R1O(CH2CH2O)nH??(I) in which R1 is a linear or branched alkyl or alkenyl group containing 6 to 22 carbon atoms and n is a number of 1 to 50, (c) 0.005 to 1.5% by weight of at least one alkaline earth metal ion and (d) 0.1 to 3% by weight of a silicone compound, and to the use of ?-hydroxycarboxylic acid esters of ethoxylated alcohols as conditioning components and to reduce or prevent the absorption of alkyl ether sulfates onto the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Ansgar Behler, Hermann Hensen, Werner Seipel, Iris Huetter, Sybille Cornelsen, Karl Schmid, Josef Koester, Markus Doerr