Patents by Inventor MARCEL SCHMIDT

MARCEL 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: 11069356
    Abstract: A computer system for controlling a dialogue between a user and the computer system, the computer system being communicatively coupled with an industrial control system controlling an industrial system, the computer system including: an interface for receiving intent inputs representing a respective desired interaction with the computer system; an intent determination module for determining the desired interactions of received intent inputs; a data storage for storing one or more directed graphs, each graph specifying an industrial control domain specific dialogue, a particular graph defining a dialogue state machine with a plurality of nodes representing states of the dialogue, and with edges representing transitions between the states, each state transition from a first state to a second state depending on at least one precondition, the desired interaction of a received intent input corresponding to a target node to be reached from a current node of the particular graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Andrew Cohen, Benedikt Schmidt, Benjamin Kloepper, Marco Gaertler, Arzam Kotriwala, Marcel Dix, Sylvia Maczey
  • Patent number: 10858953
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing heat exposure of a turbine casing in a gas turbine engine may be provided. The system may include a blade track coupled with a turbine casing with a clip. The system may further include a nozzle guide vane coupled to the turbine casing. A cavity may be formed by an end of the blade track, the clip, and a portion of the nozzle guide vane. A heat shield may be positioned between the clip and the end of the blade track in the cavity such that an edge of the heat shield and the portion of the nozzle guide vane form a gap. The heat shield and the nozzle guide vane may be positioned such that the gap closes in response to the heat shield and the nozzle guide vane thermally expanding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventor: Marcel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200370233
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a cabinet that has a front panel. A tub is positioned within the cabinet. A door is coupled to the front panel of the cabinet. The door moves vertically between a closed position and an opened position. A bellows assembly is coupled to the front panel. The bellows assembly extends between the cabinet and the tub. A sealing assembly includes a first seal and a second seal that are each coupled to the bellows assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Darryl C. Bodine, Gregg P. Fitzgerald, Stephen D. Ostdiek, Marcel Schmidt, Todd J. Tunzi
  • Publication number: 20200208324
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a cabinet defining an aperture in a front surface thereof. A drum is disposed within the cabinet. The drum defines an access opening that aligns with the aperture. A door is coupled to the cabinet and is operable between closed and opened positions relative to the aperture. A bellows extends along a perimeter of the aperture and proximate the access opening. A deflector extends along at least a portion of the perimeter of the aperture. The deflector extends into an interior of the drum over the bellows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Darryl C. Bodine, Donald E. Erickson, Gregg P. Fitzgerald, Stephen D. Ostdiek, Marcel Schmidt, Todd J. Tunzi
  • Publication number: 20200157728
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a chassis defining an interior and having a front panel defining a front panel opening. A rotatable treating chamber is located within the interior and accessible through the front panel opening. A door assembly is mounted to the chassis for movement between opened and closed positions to selectively open or close the front panel opening. The door assembly includes a window or panel slidable between first and second positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: DARRYL C. BODINE, GREGG P. FITZGERALD, STEPHEN D. OSTDIEK, MARCEL SCHMIDT, TODD TUNZI
  • Patent number: 10625249
    Abstract: A catalyst for the hydroformylation of at least one olefin, having a ligand fo the general formula (1) —R1, R2, R3 selected from the group including substituted and non-substituted alkyl, substituted and non-substituted aryl, substituted and non-substituted alkenyl, substituted and non-substituted alkinyl, substituted and non-substituted cycloalkyl, and substituted and non-substituted heterocycles, wherein R1, R2 and R3 can each be the same or different, L is selected from a group having a sandwich complex, an oxygen group, substituted and non-substituted alkylene or heterocycles, and substituted aryl or heteroaryl; and aryl and heteroaryl is each substituted with groups which contain at least two heteroatoms and are coupled to the Si via the at least two heteroatoms of the substituents, —n=1-10, preferably 1-5, particularly preferably 1, 2, or 3; and the ligand is coupled to the metal M from the group VIIIb of the periodic table of elements via the Si group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
    Inventors: Matthias Driess, Reinhard Schomaecker, Burgert Blom, Marcel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10428689
    Abstract: A subassembly of a gas turbine engine includes a heat shield and carrier subassembly for a turbine section are disclosed. The carrier includes support features to couple to an engine casing. The upstream end of the carrier includes a radially inward arm extending toward to an engine axis. The outer end of the radially floating heat shield is coupled to the radially inward arm via a pin-and-slot joint configured to allow movement of the heat shield relative to the radially inward arm of the carrier. In response to thermal expansion and contraction of the vane, the heat shield is configured to move radially outward and inward, respectively, relative to the radially inward arm to maintain contact with the outer platform of the vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventor: Marcel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190126259
    Abstract: A catalyst for the hydroformylation of at least one olefin, having a ligand fo the general formula (1)—R1, R2, R3 selected from the group including substituted and non-substituted alkyl, substituted and non-substituted aryl, substituted and non-substituted alkenyl, substituted and non-substituted alkinyl, substituted and non-substituted cycloalkyl, and substituted and non-substituted heterocycles, wherein R1, R2 and R3 can each be the same or different, L is selected from a group having a sandwich complex, an oxygen group, substituted and non-substituted alkylene or heterocycles, and substituted aryl or heteroaryl; and aryl and heteroaryl is each substituted with groups which contain at least two heteroatoms and are coupled to the Si via the at least two heteroatoms of the substituents, ?n=1-10, preferably 1-5, particularly preferably 1, 2, or 3; and the ligand is coupled to the metal M from the group VIIIb of the periodic table of elements via the Si group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
    Inventors: Matthias DRIESS, Reinhard SCHOMAECKER, Burgert BLOM, Marcel SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20190071996
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing heat exposure of a turbine casing in a gas turbine engine may be provided. The system may include a blade track coupled with a turbine casing with a clip. The system may further include a nozzle guide vane coupled to the turbine casing. A cavity may be formed by an end of the blade track, the clip, and a portion of the nozzle guide vane. A heat shield may be positioned between the clip and the end of the blade track in the cavity such that an edge of the heat shield and the portion of the nozzle guide vane form a gap. The heat shield and the nozzle guide vane may be positioned such that the gap closes in response to the heat shield and the nozzle guide vane thermally expanding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Marcel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180334926
    Abstract: A subassembly of a gas turbine engine includes a heat shield and carrier subassembly for a turbine section are disclosed. The carrier includes support features to couple to an engine casing. The upstream end of the carrier includes a radially inward arm extending toward to an engine axis. The outer end of the radially floating heat shield is coupled to the radially inward arm via a pin-and-slot joint configured to allow movement of the heat shield relative to the radially inward arm of the carrier. In response to thermal expansion and contraction of the vane, the heat shield is configured to move radially outward and inward, respectively, relative to the radially inward arm to maintain contact with the outer platform of the vane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Marcel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9919743
    Abstract: A motor vehicle front end crash-load carrying structure has at least one side rail on each side of the vehicle extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction, an A-pillar extending upward from the side rail, and a reinforcement extending between the A-pillar and the side rail. The reinforcement is made up of a longitudinally-extending rear element fixed to the A-pillar and extending forward therefrom outboard of the side rail, and a transversely-extending forward element fixed to and extending inboard from a forward end of the rear element, an inboard end of the forward element abutting an outboard surface of the side rail. The rear element extends substantially parallel with a vehicle longitudinal axis and defines a concave-downward wheel arch. The rear element may include an engineered bending site adjacent to a joint between the rear element and the forward element. The reinforcement may be supported on a suspension mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcel Schmidt, Heiko Wuestner
  • Publication number: 20160272247
    Abstract: A motor vehicle front end crash-load carrying structure has at least one side rail on each side of the vehicle extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction, an A-pillar extending upward from the side rail, and a reinforcement extending between the A-pillar and the side rail. The reinforcement is made up of a longitudinally-extending rear element fixed to the A-pillar and extending forward therefrom outboard of the side rail, and a transversely-extending forward element fixed to and extending inboard from a forward end of the rear element, an inboard end of the forward element abutting an outboard surface of the side rail. The rear element extends substantially parallel with a vehicle longitudinal axis and defines a concave-downward wheel arch. The rear element may include an engineered bending site adjacent to a joint between the rear element and the forward element. The reinforcement may be supported on a suspension mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Marcel SCHMIDT, Heiko WUESTNER
  • Patent number: 9058906
    Abstract: A fuel element storage and cooling configuration includes a fuel element storage pool and a cooling system having at least one first heat exchanger disposed in the fuel element storage pool and at least one second heat exchanger disposed in a heat sink and located at a distance therefrom, above a highest point of the first heat exchanger. The two heat exchangers are connected, using a pipe system, to form a closed circuit, which is at least partially filled with a flowable coolant. If the temperature of the first heat exchanger is increased with respect to the second heat exchanger, natural circulation of the coolant, and thus heat transport from the fuel element storage pool to the heat sink, is ensured without a pump apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Schmidt, Daniel Freis, Norbert Haspel
  • Patent number: 9027902
    Abstract: A transport securing device of an aircraft gas turbine includes a securing element, which at its two end areas is each provided with a first and a second connecting element, with the first connecting element being designed to be suitable for fastening to a front suspension device and the second connecting element being designed to be suitable for fastening to a rear suspension device of an aircraft gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventors: Marcel Schmidt, Alexander Krentz
  • Publication number: 20140021325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transport securing device of an aircraft gas turbine with a securing element, which at its two end areas is each provided with a first and a second connecting element, with the first connecting element being designed to be suitable for fastening to a front suspension device and the second connecting element being designed to be suitable for fastening to a rear suspension device of an aircraft gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Marcel SCHMIDT, Alexander KRENTZ
  • Publication number: 20130313279
    Abstract: A package including a stack of tissue paper sheets, wherein the package includes at least one line of weakness that has an unbroken configuration and a broken configuration and wherein the package is configured to be able to be flexed to pull apart the line of weakness when the line of weakness is in the broken configuration to open the package to allow a tissue paper sheet in the stack to be withdrawn through the open package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Jan Caspar Sudworth, Marcel Schmidt, Ali Bagherzadeh, Monica Eva-Li Saarväli, Wencke Agneta Thorén, Andrew Wong, Bertold Engler, Siniz Kim, Eleanor Derix
  • Publication number: 20130292402
    Abstract: A system including a dry absorbent tissue paper sheet dispenser having a dispensing opening through which dry tissue paper sheets can be withdrawn and a moist sheet dispenser having a dispensing opening through which moist sheets can be withdrawn, wherein one of the dry tissue paper dispenser and the moist sheet dispenser is configured to sit atop the other so that the dispensing openings face in opposing directions in a combined configuration, and wherein the dry and moist sheet dispensers have cooperating interfacing surfaces when they are in the combined configuration that resist movement of the moist sheet dispenser with respect to the dry tissue paper dispenser in a first direction perpendicular to a sheet withdrawal direction of the dry tissue paper dispenser and the moist dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Jan Caspar Sudworth, Marcel Schmidt, Ali Bagherzadeh, Monica Eva-Li Saarväli, Wencke Agneta Thorén, Björn Larsson, Andrew Wong, Ralph Bremenkamp, Eleanor Derix, Julia Polinna
  • Publication number: 20130277388
    Abstract: A moist dispenser, the moist sheet dispenser including a receptacle housing for receiving a stack of moist sheets, the receptacle housing including a dispensing opening through which a sheet can be withdrawn from the stack, the dispenser including a lid that has an open position to provide access to the dispensing opening so that a sheet can be withdrawn from the stack through the dispensing opening and a closed position covering the dispensing opening, wherein the lid defines a periphery and the receptacle housing defines a periphery and the peripheries of the lid and the receptacle housing meet when the lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Marcel Schmidt, Bertold Engler, Ralph Bremenkamp
  • Publication number: 20130270290
    Abstract: A stack of interfolded tissue paper sheets, wherein the interfolding pattern is such that each sheet is folded at least once to provide leading and trailing panels with respect to a sheet withdrawal direction, to define a stack comprising an overlapping region where adjacent sheets in the stack overlap and non-overlapping regions of the stack on opposed sides of the overlapping region wherein adjacent sheets of the stack do not overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Marcel Schmidt, Andrew Wong, Bertold Engler, Bram van Krieken
  • Publication number: 20130270289
    Abstract: A container for containing a stack of interfolded tissue paper sheets, wherein the container includes a dispensing opening and lips so that a sheet passes through the dispensing opening when being withdrawn from the stack and dispensed from the sheet, wherein the lips are in an overlapping state in a direction of withdrawal of the sheets, wherein the lips are configured to be opened into a less overlapping or non-overlapping state by the sheet as the sheet moves therethrough and are configured to return to the overlapping state after withdrawal of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Jan Caspar Sudworth, Marcel Schmidt, Andrew Wong, Bram Van Krieken, Bertold Engler