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).

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20050271610
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glycerol ether mixture which consists essentially of a) at least one C12-22 glycerol monoalkyl ether, b) at least one C12-22 glycerol dialkylether and optionally c) at least one C12-22 glycerol trialkyl ether and/or d) at least one C12-22 fatty alcohol, components a) and b) together making up at least 50% by weight of the glycerol ether mixture and the ratio by weight of component a) to component b) being in the range from 3:1 to 1:2. The invention also relates to a process for producing the glycerol ether mixture and to cosmetic compositions containing the glycerol ether mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Neuss, Thomas Albers, Stefan Bruening, Achim Ansmann, Helga Gondek, Karl Schmid
  • Publication number: 20050215454
    Abstract: Mixtures comprising at least one alk(en)yl polyglycoside ether carboxylate, and one or more fatty alcohols are described along with methods for preparing the same, wherein a starting mixture comprising (i) at least one alk(en)yl polyglycoside, and (ii) one or more fatty alcohols is provided, and the starting mixture is reacted with a compound selected from the group consisting of ?-halocarboxylic acids, ?-halocarboxylic acid salts, ?-halocarboxylic acid esters, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Ansgar Behler, Karl Schmid, Michael Neuss, Rainer Eskuchen
  • Publication number: 20050176616
    Abstract: A process for making an alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycoside preparation having a magnesium salt concentration of less than about 10 ppm involving the steps of: (a) providing an alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycoside preparation having an active substance content of from about 10 to 70% by weight, based on the weight of the preparation; (b) providing an acid component; (c) adjusting the pH of the alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycoside preparation to from about 4 to 9.5 by combining the acid component with the alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycoside preparation to form a pH-modified alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycoside preparation; (d) providing a column charged with an ion exchange resin; and (e) purifying the pH-modified alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycoside preparation by passing it through the column of step (d) at a viscosity of from about 20 to 6,000 mPas, and at a temperature of from about 20 to 90° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Albers, Karl Schmid, Rainer Eskuchen, Michael Koehler
  • Publication number: 20050065221
    Abstract: An emulsifier composition containing: (a) from about 0.5 to 90% by weight of an isoalkenyl oligoglycoside; (b) from about 0.5 to 90% by weight of an isoalkenyl fatty alcohol; (c) up to about 10% by weight, water; and (d) optionally, from about 0.1 to 30% by weight of a hydrophilic wax, all weights being based on the weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Karl Schmid, Ute Lemke, Dirk Mampe, Karlheinz Hill, Norbert Huebner
  • Publication number: 20050020854
    Abstract: Alk(en)yl glycerol ether carboxylic acids which are prepared by reacting, in the presence of alkali, (a) an alk(en)yl glycerol ether compound of the general formula (I): R1O(A)nCH2CH[(A)mOR2]CH2(A)pOH??(I) wherein R1 and R2 each independently represents a hydrogen or an alk(en)yl group having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms, with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R2 represents an alk(en)yl group having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms, each A independently represents a C2H4O and/or C3H6O group and n, m and p each independently represents a number of from 0 to 10; and (b) an ?-halocarboxylic acid of the general formula (II): XCR3R4COOH??(II) wherein R3 represents a hydrogen or a —CH3 group, R4 represents a hydrogen or an alk(en)yl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms and X represents a halogen; are described along with various uses for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Ansgar Behler, Thomas Albers, Karl Schmid
  • Patent number: 6134000
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a square, metallic vessel holder with twenty-four chambers arranged to smoothly hold in an upright position changeable, transparent reaction vessels used to carry biological reaction liquids of about 100 .mu.l. At the side walls of the chambers are arranged two connectors with associated boreholes. Within these holes are removably fixed first and second optic fibers. These fibers are connected in such a manner, that the axial extensions of the fibers meet one another approximately at a same point of the chamber's axis, and in such a manner, that light escaping from the first fibers cannot reach the second fibers directly. The open ends of the fibers are connected to a common light source and individually to associated light receivers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Schmid, Rolf Schneebeli
  • Patent number: 6084669
    Abstract: A device for simultaneously and/or group-wise random measuring fluorescent light emitted by sample-reagent mixtures contained in a plurality of reaction vessels.In order to measure fluorescence light for each reaction vessel with high sensitivity and accuracy and at the lowest possible cost the device according to the invention has an array of photodiodes built on a chip. Each of the photodiodes of the array is configured to receive fluorescent light emitted by a sample-reagent mixture contained in one of said plurality of reaction vessels and to provide an output signal representative of the intensity of said fluorescent light. An integrated electronic circuit is connected to the said array of photodiodes for processing output signals provided by photodiodes of the array. The integrated electronic circuit is mounted on the chip on which the array of photodiodes is built.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Corporation
    Inventor: Karl Schmid
  • Patent number: 5939372
    Abstract: Detergent mixtures containing fatty alcohol sulfates, fatty alcohol ether sulfates, alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycosides and/or fatty acid N-alkyl polyhydroxyalkyl amides are eminently suitable in solid form for the production of toilet blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Karl Schmid, Andreas Syldath, Ditmar Kischkel, Volker Bauer, Wolfgang Schmidt, Anke Grosser
  • Patent number: 5824633
    Abstract: Heterogenous surfactant granules consisting of an inner core containinga) alkyl sulfates corresponding to formula (I):R.sup.1 O--SO.sub.3 X (I)in which R.sup.1 is an alkyl radical containing 16 to 18 carbon atoms and X is an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal, ammonium, alkylammonium, alkanolammonium or glucammonium, andb1) alkyl sulfates corresponding to formula (II):R.sup.2 O--SO.sub.3 X (II)in which R.sup.2 is an alkyl radical containing 12 to 14 carbon atoms and X is as defined above, orb2) alkyl ether sulfates corresponding to formula (III):R.sup.3 O(CH.sub.2 CH.sub.2).sub.n SO.sub.3 X (III)in which R.sup.3 is an alkyl radical containing 16 to 18 carbon atoms, n is a number of 1 to 3 and X is as defined above,and a coating over the inner core consisting of alkyl sulfates corresponding to formula (II), with the provisos that the ratio by weight of component a) to component b) in the inner core is 100:0 to 30:70, and the ratio by weight of the inner core to the coating is 99.5:0.5 to 90:10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Ditmar Kischkel, Karl Schmid, Andreas Syldath, Thomas Krohnen
  • Patent number: 5815934
    Abstract: A handheld powered planer is provided with a receiving chamber (25) with a chips redirecting surface (51) next to the drum compartment (18) for the cutter drum (15). The receiving chamber (25) is connected via an inlet opening (28) to the drum compartment (18) and via a lateral outlet opening (26, 27) to the outside. The chips redirecting surface (51) is inclined in an ascending manner in the direction of the outlet opening. Air passage openings (53) are located in the inclined chips redirecting surface (51) and are connected via an air channel (30) to the motor compartment (19) of the planer housing (1) so that an air flow from the fan wheel (11) of the drive motor (8) passes through the air passage openings (53) and flows in the direction of the outlet openings (26, 27). Chip removal is significantly improved as a result of this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Gert Eichberger, Hans-Jurgen Kriegel, Karl Schmid