Patents by Inventor Michael Schäfer

Michael Schäfer 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: 20190305752
    Abstract: An acoustic resonator includes a first piezoelectric layer, a second piezoelectric layer, a coupler layer, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The first piezoelectric layer has a first polarity. The second piezoelectric layer has a second polarity opposite the first polarity. The coupler layer is between the first piezoelectric layer and the second piezoelectric layer. The first electrode is on the first piezoelectric layer opposite the coupler layer. The second electrode is on the second piezoelectric layer opposite the coupler layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jyothi Swaroop Sadhu, Gernot Fattinger, Robert Aigner, Michael Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190302395
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lens holding block for positioning and retaining a lens substrate in a processing machine, including a bottom part that is able to immobilize the lens holding block in the processing machine and an upper part. The upper part includes a chamber wherein is housed and attached a porous article so as to receive the lens substrate to be processed and which is able to be impregnated with a fluid, and a method for positioning and retaining a lens substrate onto a lens holding block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael MAUDERER, Holger SCHAEFER, Herger ALT
  • Patent number: 10421446
    Abstract: A spindle nut assembly for an electric parking brake has a spindle and a spindle nut. The spindle has a plurality of spindle stops and a plurality of external threads. The plurality of external threads has at least two threads. The spindle nut is operatively connected to the spindle, has a plurality of stop cams, and has a plurality of internal threads. At least one of the plurality of stop cams is engaged with at least one of the plurality of spindle stops when a first thread of the plurality of internal threads is started on any external thread of the plurality of external threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: Lucas Automotive GmbH, Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventors: Michael Schaefer, Christian Dilla, Manuel Barbosa, David Kwierant
  • Publication number: 20190284300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibodies capable of binding to the coagulation Factor XI and/or its activated form factor XIa and methods of use thereof, particularly methods of use as agents inhibiting platelet aggregation and by this inhibits thrombus formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas WILMEN, Julia STRAßBURGER, Frank DITTMER, Michael STRERATH, Anja BUCHMÜLLER, Joanna GRUDZINSKA-GOEBEL, Ricarda FINNERN, Martina SCHÄFER, Christoph GERDES, Hannah JÖRIßEN, Asako ITAKURA, Philberta Y. LEUNG, Erik TUCKER
  • Patent number: 10405821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an imaging system (10) for a vertebral level, an identification method for a vertebral level, a computer program element for controlling such system and a computer readable medium having stored such computer program element. The imaging system (10) comprises a determination unit (11), a definition unit (12), an imaging unit (13), and a processing unit (14). The determination unit (11) determines a target vertebral level. The definition unit (12) defines an anatomical landmark of a spine. The imaging unit (13) provides a series of X-ray images along the spine based on the landmark. The processing unit (14) identifies the target vertebral level in at least one of the X-ray images. The processing unit (14) further stitches the X-ray images to a continuous panoramic image of the spine and identifies the target vertebral level in the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Eberhard Sebastian Hansis, Dirk Schaefer, Michael Grass
  • Patent number: 10398791
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of radiopharmaceuticals and their use in nuclear medicine as tracers, imaging agents and for the treatment of various disease states of prostate cancer. Thus, the present invention concerns compounds that are represented by the general Formulae (Ia) or (Ib).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Eder, Klaus Kopka, Martin Schäfer, Ulrike Bauder-Wüst, Uwe Haberkorn, Michael Eisenhut, Walter Mier, Martina Benesova
  • Patent number: 10378508
    Abstract: A bulkhead assembly for a wind turbine blade is described, where the bulkhead is substantially formed from a flexible sheet material. In one aspect, the flexible sheet material can be attached to the larger assembly using a releasable connection, e.g. a zipped connection, to allow for relatively easy installation and removal, e.g. for repair or other service operations. At least a portion of the sheet material may be transparent, to allow for easy inspection of the interior of the wind turbine blade. In one aspect, the bulkhead assembly is arranged to couple to, or is formed integrally with, the root flange of a wind turbine blade. The use of such a flexible material to form the blade root end bulkhead allows for ease of handling and manufacturability over prior art systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Schäfer, Lars Fuglsang Andersen
  • Publication number: 20190241509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound according to Formula (3), wherein the compound comprises from 28 wt. % to 100 wt. % bio-based carbon content, relative to the total mass of carbon in the compound, measured according to standard ASTM D6866-12, Method B; and wherein X+ is a proton. The present invention also relates to a polymer obtained by polymerising at least one of said compound, in addition to processes and uses related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Christoph KAYSER, Gundula STARKULLA, Dirk FISCHER, Paul KAUFMANN, Michael SCHÄFER, Katharina GÖTZ
  • Patent number: 10368310
    Abstract: A computing device may include an accessory radio that facilitates point-to-point wireless connectivity between the computing device and one or more accessory devices. The accessory radio may periodically broadcast its presence to the one or more accessory devices while operating in an active state. The accessory radio may transition from the active state to a sleep state after a period of inactivity. The computing device may also include a general purpose radio that may facilitate general wireless connectivity between the computing device and other devices. The general purpose radio may listen for any messages that are intended for the accessory radio while the accessory radio is in the sleep state. The general purpose radio may activate the accessory radio in response to the general purpose radio receiving a message, while the accessory radio is in the sleep state, that satisfies at least one activation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Srinivasa L. Rao, Dong Hee Pi, Mahesh Yadav, Joseph Michael Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190226942
    Abstract: In a planetary gear arrangement with a planetary gear which includes a rotating part and a non-rotating part, and with a sensor module for sensing properties of the planetary gear, the sensor module includes a sensor as well as a first sending/receiving unit and a second sending/receiving unit, wherein the sensor and the first sending/receiving unit are coupled and arranged at the rotating part, and wherein the second sending/receiving unit is arranged at the non-rotating part, wherein the first sending/receiving unit and the second sending/receiving unit are configured for being inductively coupled, wherein the first sending/receiving unit includes an energy storage, wherein the energy storage is configured for being charged during each turn of the rotating part for powering the sensor via the first sending/receiving unit in order to perform measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Aktiebolaget SKF, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF Wind Power Antwerpen NV
    Inventors: Michael Eller, Luk Greens, Michael Gierling, Jens Graf, Charlotte Olivier, Johannes Schaefer, Kris Smolders, Georg Tenckhoff, Andre Tubbesing
  • Patent number: 10350315
    Abstract: The present application provides quinoline-3-carboxamide compounds covalently linked to a label for use in the diagnosis of an inflammatory disease at local site. The above mentioned compounds can be used to detect or image accumulation of S100A9 in the body of a subject at sites of inflammation, using in vivo non-invasive molecular imaging techniques for the detection of said compounds. Accordingly, labeled quinoline-3-carboxamide compounds can be applied to evaluate the risk of a subject of developing an inflammatory disease and to follow the progress of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Westfaelische Wihelms-Universitaet Muenster
    Inventors: Andreas Faust, Sven Hermann, Johannes Roth, Michael Schaefers, Thomas Vogl
  • Publication number: 20190212256
    Abstract: Described herein is a sensor for a virtually simultaneous measurement of transmission and/or forward scattering and/or remission and for a simultaneous measurement of the transmission and forward scattering or the transmission and remission of a liquid sample. Further described herein is a method for a virtually simultaneous measurement of transmission and/or forward scattering and/or remission and for a simultaneous measurement of the transmission and forward scattering or the transmission and remission of a liquid sample using a sensor according to the invention. Further described herein is a method for using the sensor according to the invention in order to determine the color properties of painting agents such as lacquers, dyes, pastes, and pigments or dilutions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Joch, Michael Schaefer, Carlos Arthur Leaes Peixoto, Juergen Ettmueller, Stefan Ziegler, Pieter Moonen
  • Publication number: 20190209107
    Abstract: An interventional X-ray system is proposed, the system including a multi X-ray source unit positioned below a patient table. This ‘multiblock’ may comprise several x-ray sources with focal spot positions distributed along the x-y (table) plane. The x-ray sources are operable in a switching scheme in which certain x-ray sources may be activated in parallel and also sequential switching between such groups is intended. The switching may be carried out so that several images with different projection angles can be acquired in parallel. In other words, an optimal multi-beam X-ray exposure is suggested, wherein fast switching in one dimension and simultaneous exposure in the 2nd dimension is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Gereon VOGTMEIER, Klaus Juergen ENGEL, Michael GRASS, Bernd MENSER, Heidrun STEINHAUSER, Alberto FAZZI, Herman STEGEHUIS, Dirk SCHAEFER
  • Patent number: 10347566
    Abstract: A carrier and the clip are used to produce a packaging having a lead frame by connection to the chip using sintering of the solidified sintering pastes in one work step. The carrier may be a lead frame and a clip for at least one semiconductor element has at least one functional surface for connecting to the semiconductor element and a plurality of connections. The material of the earlier or of the clip includes a metal and a layer made of a solidified sintering paste. The sintering paste may contain silver and/or a silver compound. The sintering paste is arranged on the functional surface. The carrier or clip and the layer made of sintering paste form an intermediate product that can be connected to the semiconductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Benedikt, Thomas Krebs, Michael Schäfer, Wolfgang Schmitt, Andreas Hinrich, Andreas Klein, Alexander Brand, Martin Bleifuss
  • Patent number: 10316071
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fusion molecules that have binding specificity for pyoverdine type I, II and III and pyochelin and can be used in various applications, including diagnostic and/or therapeutic applications, for example, to inhibit or reduce growth of P. aeruginosa and/or to prevent or treat P. aeruginosa biofilm infection as well as diseases or disorders associated with P. aeruginosa biofilm infection. The present invention also concerns methods of producing the fusion molecules described herein as well as compositions and kits comprising such fusion molecules. The present invention further relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding the fusion molecules described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SANOFI
    Inventors: Carsten Corvey, Heike Stump, Jochen Kruip, Christian Lange, Ingo Focken, Dorothea Rat, Thomas Stuedemann, Hans-Falk Rasser, Juergen Schaefer, Bernard Calandra, Astrid Rey, Michael Mourez, Laurent Fraisse, Christine Rothe, Andrea Allersdorfer, Alexander Wiedenmann, Marlon Hinner, Bradley Lunde, Kristian Jensen, Martin Hülsmeyer
  • Patent number: 10314266
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X90M130 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X90M130 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X90M130 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X90M130, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X90M130 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X90M130 and methods of using maize variety X90M130 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Arbelbide, Travis Korry Coleman, Gustavo Marcelo Garcia, Christopher Michael Schaefer, Matthew David Walch, Gerhard P Weber
  • Publication number: 20190169544
    Abstract: A method for use of substituted dihydroxyterephthalic acid amides in detergents and cleaning agents, for improving detergent or cleaning performance with respect to bleachable stains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Rainer Jeschke, Sascha Schaefer, Christian Umbreit, Alexander Schulz, Michael Strotz
  • Publication number: 20190170932
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using confinement structures and/or pattern gratings to reduce or prevent the wicking of sealant polymer (e.g., glue) into the optically active areas of a multi-layered optical assembly. A multi-layered optical structure may include multiple layers of substrate imprinted with waveguide grating patterns. The multiple layers may be secured using an edge adhesive, such as a resin, epoxy, glue, and so forth. A confinement structure such as an edge pattern may be imprinted along the edge of each layer to control and confine the capillary flow of the edge adhesive and prevent the edge adhesive from wicking into the functional waveguide grating patterns of the layers. Moreover, the edge adhesive may be carbon doped or otherwise blackened to reduce the reflection of light off the edge back into the interior of the layer, thus improving the optical function of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Nevin Miller, Frank Y. Xu, Vikramjit Singh, Eric C. Browy, Jason Schaefer, Robert D. TeKolste, Victor Kai Liu, Samarth Bhargava, Jeffrey Dean Schmulen, Brian T. Schowengerdt
  • Publication number: 20190137041
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adjusting a hydrogen outlet temperature at a filling station, comprising inter alia a liquid reservoir (1), a cryopump (2), a heat exchanger (6), a gas reservoir (11) and a mixing point (7), wherein a cold hydrogen stream and a warm hydrogen stream are intermixed such that the temperature at the mixing point (7) lies between ?30 and ?45° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Wilfried-Henning Reese, Tobias Kederer, Martin Brücklmeier, Simon Schäfer, Michael Westermeier
  • Patent number: D854269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas C. Meier, Mark W. Baldwin, Zachary A. Schaefer, Megan E. Renner, Matthew D. Chaffee, Michael C. Mooney