Patents by Inventor Michael Schmid

Michael 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: 10462580
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical loudspeaker may include: a plurality of elementary loudspeakers each including a drive unit and a diaphragm deflectable by the drive unit, and a controller configured to respectively supply control signals to the drive units. The drive units may be respectively configured to deflect the corresponding diaphragms according to the respective control signals supplied by the controller to generate acoustic waves. The control signal supplied to at least one control unit may have at least one local extremum and a global extremum of a curvature of the control signal with a highest absolute value of the curvature may be located at a position of the control signal preceding a position of the at least one local extremum of the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Alfons Dehe, Yauheni Belahurau, Manuel Dorfmeister, Christoph Glacer, Manfred Kaltenbacher, Ulrich Schmid, Michael Schneider, David Tumpold
  • Patent number: 10454848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a communication network (101), in particular an Ethernet network. Network devices (1) which are coupled to the network comprise a switch device (4), a first and a second control device (2, 3) which are coupled to the switch device (4), and the switch device (4) comprises for the first and the second control device (2, 3) a respective input port (10, 14) and emitter port (9, 13) for sending and receiving data via the communication network (6). Ring-shaped communication paths for data are provided so that redundant data can be transmitted in different directions and checked for consistency. An improved protection against failure and error analysis in the event of transmission errors are ensured by the ring-shaped structure using bidirectional communication paths. The invention further relates to a network arrangement (101) comprising several corresponding network devices (100, 200, 300) which operate according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Armbruster, Ludger Fiege, Johannes Riedl, Thomas Schmid, Andreas Zirkler
  • Patent number: 10454146
    Abstract: A heat exchanger component of a temperature control system of an electrical energy store may include a carrier material and at least two layers. The at least two layers may include a first layer composed of an electrically insulating material and a second layer that may facilitate temperature control via at least one of cooling and heating the electrical energy store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Caroline Schmid, Michael Moser, Nikolaus Daubitzer, Heiko Neff, Dominique Raible, Alexandra Schnaars, Volker Schall, Nic Sautter, Stefan Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20190314848
    Abstract: A powder center for supplying a powder coating facility with coating powder includes a powder reservoir container and a powder conveyor for transporting powder out of the powder reservoir container in the direction of the powder coating facility. Moreover, the powder center includes a container lid that covers the powder reservoir container while powder is being conveyed and can be removed at least partly for the purpose of cleaning the powder reservoir container. Moreover, a cleaning unit for cleaning the powder reservoir container that can be moved from a parking position next to the powder reservoir container into a cleaning position inside the powder reservoir container by a manipulator is provided. Moreover, the powder center includes a controller by which the powder conveyor, the cleaning unit, and the manipulator can be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Gilbert LUTZ, Roman SCHMID, Rene SCHMID, Michael DIETSCHE, Rolf MAZENAUER, Michael TOPP, Patrik STUDERUS
  • Publication number: 20190291326
    Abstract: A starting-valve throttle device has a housing having a housing recess which is configured therein and in which a switching member is repositionable between an evacuation position and a delivery position. The switching member in the evacuation position configures an evacuation duct which connects an entry duct to an evacuation opening. The switching member in the delivery position configures a passage duct which connects the entry duct to a delivery duct. A throttle member is disposed in the passage duct so as to be repositionable relative to the switching member. On account thereof, a melt flowing through the passage duct is capable of being throttled in a desired manner The starting-valve throttle device is constructed so as to be simple, compact and reliable. The operation of the starting-valve throttle device and an associated screw extruder is simple and energy-efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael SCHMID, Stephan KIERN, Ralf KÜHN, Markus SCHMUDDE, Tomi TRATNIK
  • Patent number: 10416570
    Abstract: An optical imaging arrangement includes an optical element unit, and an actuator device connected to the optical element unit and is configured to be connected to a support structure for supporting the optical unit. The actuator device is configured to: actively adjust, in an adjustment state, a position and/or an orientation of the optical unit with respect to the support structure in N degrees of freedom; and support the optical element unit in a statically overdetermined manner in at least one of the N degrees of freedom via a plurality of active first and second actuator components such that, in a holding state following the adjustment state, the first and second actuator components cause a parasitic residual load introduced into the optical element unit in the at least one of the N degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Kugler, Stefan Hembacher, Michaela Schmid, Bernhard Geuppert, Burkhard Corves, Martin Riedel, Martin Wahle, Mathias Huesing, Michael Lorenz, Tim Detert, Marwène Nefzi
  • Patent number: 10406668
    Abstract: The handheld power tool has a tool socket to hold a chiseling tool on a working axis and a striking mechanism that acts upon the tool in the striking direction. The striking mechanism is arranged in a machine housing. A handle is oriented along a handle axis that is perpendicular to the working axis and that is installed on the machine housing by three suspension assemblies. The second suspension assembly has a lever arm that runs along the handle axis. The first end of the lever arm is attached to a machine housing and to a handle. A guide is attached to the other machine housing and handle. The second end of the lever arm in the guide can be forcibly deflected against a spring along a trajectory that is slanted or perpendicular to the working axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Weber, Stefan Schmid, Markus Holubarsch, Axel Fischer
  • Patent number: 10393074
    Abstract: A filter element, in particular for filtering the intake air of an internal combustion engine, is provided with a filter medium and a sealing device extending at least partially circumferentially around the filter medium, wherein the sealing device is made from a foamed thermoplastic elastomer, and wherein the sealing device is injection molded using a plastics injection molding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Michael Maier, Fabian Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190247233
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for femtosecond ophthalmic surgery in which a measuring device and a camera generate data that is processed and used to create an enhanced pictorial representation based on the actual positions of the suction ring and the eye. The pictorial representation may include a graphic relating to ophthalmic surgery, such as for a flap or an incision. The disclosure further provides a method for docking a suction ring in femtosecond laser ophthalmic surgery, which includes observing and generating data relating to the position of the suction ring, generating data relating to a pictorial representation of the suction ring and the eye, processing the data relating to the observed position and the pictorial representation to generate an enhanced pictorial representation, and presenting it during surgery. The pictorial representation may include a graphic relating to ophthalmic surgery, such as for a flap or an incision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Schmid, Michael Wittnebel
  • Patent number: 10383195
    Abstract: A surgical lamp for illuminating a surgical field on a human body is provided. The surgical lamp comprises a control device (4), a lamp body (1) comprising several illuminants (3) with one respective light ray (I, II, II?) directed to the surgical field, and a 3D sensor (6) for detecting a spatial position of at least one object, and a device for switching on and off and dimming the illuminants (3), wherein the control device (4) controls the devices for switching on and off and dimming the illuminants (3), the 3D sensor (6) detects the spatial positon of the at least one object and transmits corresponding data to the control device (4), and the control device (4) is configured to control the illuminants (3) according to the spatial position of the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Hartl, Deniz Güvenc, Michael Schmid, Ingo Doser
  • Publication number: 20190244848
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck assembly with improved thermal uniformity and stability is disclosed herein. The electrostatic chuck assembly includes a puck having a chucking electrode disposed therein and a cooling base connected to the puck. The cooling base is formed a first material and includes a top surface, a first cooling channel, a second cooling channel configured to flow coolant therethrough independent of flow through the first cooling channel, and a first thermal spreading element aligned with the first cooling channel and disposed between the first cooling channel and the puck. The first thermal spreading element is formed from a second material that has a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael D. Willwerth, Roberto Cesar Cotlear, Andreas Schmid
  • Publication number: 20190235051
    Abstract: A method is described that, according to one exemplary embodiment, involves the following: generating a first radio frequency (RF) signal by a first RF oscillator and a second RF signal by a second RF oscillator, mixing the first RF signal and the second RF signal by a mixer to generate a mixer output signal, digitizing the mixer output signal to generate a digitized signal, and calculating an estimate for a power spectral density of the mixer output signal from the digitized signal. Based on the estimate for the power spectral density of the mixer output signal, an estimate for a noise power spectral density characterizing the noise contained in the first and the second RF signals is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Alexander MELZER, Michael GERSTMAIR, Mario HUEMER, Alexander ONIC, Christian SCHMID, Rainer STUHLBERGER
  • Publication number: 20190227852
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for automatically and dynamically assigning the responsibility for tasks to the available computing components in a highly distributed data-processing system. The invention relates to a method by means of which the assignment of the responsibility for certain tasks (partitions) is adapted in a highly distributed data-processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael GLÄSSEL, Jens-Peter HAACK, Felix SCHMID, Gernot SÄNGER
  • Patent number: 10357732
    Abstract: An air filter element (200) for insertion into an air filter housing, comprising an intake surface (275), a discharge surface (285), a filter medium (210), and a filter element-retaining device (240) which extends along at least a section of the periphery of the filter medium (210), between the intake surface (275) and the discharge surface (285), and which includes a retaining arrangement (270) that radially projects from the filter medium (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Michael Kolmeder, Werner Blossey, Pascal Neef, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Sven Epli, Franziska Schulz, Martin Schmid, Alfons-Alois Schwinghammer, Joachim-Paul Krieger
  • Publication number: 20190221319
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of initiating and/or routing communications within a system comprised of a plurality of disparate sub-systems is provided. The method includes collecting information from one or more sub-systems regarding participants in the integrated system, wherein collected information includes one or more of schedule, status, and contact information, wherein the collected information is stored in a central directory. A communication initiated by one of the sub-systems is received, and an event is identified within the received communication. A workflow plan is initiated based on the identified event, wherein the workflow plan utilizes collected information to generate workflow-driven communications to one or more participants. The workflow-driven communications is then delivered to the one or more participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Luke Bonde, Alex Conway, Scott Diestler, Claire Farney, Joe Hess, Michael Jenkins, Adam Lund, David Meyer, Adam Nunez Frausto, Jeff Rapp, John Rolf, Michael Schmid, Bobby Schmitt, Austin Schuch, Mclanahan Stevens, Michelle Thorsell
  • Patent number: 10351173
    Abstract: A wheel carrier for a two-track motor vehicle including a wheel-side carrier part, which carries a vehicle wheel; an axle-side guide part; axle-side rotary parts arranged between the wheel-side carrier part and the axle-side guide part and supported on a common bearing site for rotation relative to each other about a rotation axis by respective rotation angles, wherein the carrier part is pivotable about the rotation axis about a pivot point for toe and/or camber adjustment of the vehicle wheel by rotation of at least one of the rotary parts by the respective rotation angle into a rotary position, which correlates with a toe and/or camber angle of the vehicle wheel, wherein the toe and/or camber angle being arbitrarily adjustable within a toe and/or camber angular range. The wheel carrier further includes at least one movement stop adapted for limiting the toe and/or camber angular range of the vehicle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schmid, Thomas Klinger, Ulrich Voll, Michael Braumandl, Heinrich Beringer, Achim Glas
  • Publication number: 20190206148
    Abstract: A data evaluation system, in particular for data evaluation on interfaces on board an aircraft, includes a data processing server having a receiver device, a data processing processor and an external server interface, and includes multiple data readers, coupled to the data processing server via the receiver device, that each have a device processor and a data capture component connected to the device processor and are configured to forward data captured by the data capture component to the data processing server for conditioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Torben Schröter, Christian Schmid, Markus Wirth, Volker Hasbach, Tibor Grützke, Nikolas Kern, Annika Geisemeyer, Thomas Meyerhoff, Michael Netzler
  • Publication number: 20190178330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for suspending a load (10) on at least one support element (1) in a vibration-insulated manner, said device comprising a main part (2) for receiving the load (10). The main part (2) has multiple securing regions (3a, 3b) for securing elastic elements (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e). Each of the elastic elements (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e) has a first end region (6) and is second end region (7), and the first end regions (6) of the elastic elements are secured to the main part (2). The second end region (7) is provided for connecting to the at least one support element (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Schmid, Martin Setvin, Ulrike Diebold
  • Publication number: 20190163704
    Abstract: Techniques herein are for navigation data structures for graph traversal. In an embodiment, navigation data structures that a computer stores include: a source vertex array of vertices; a neighbor array of dense identifiers of target vertices terminating edges; a bidirectional map associating, for each vertex, a sparse identifier of the vertex with a dense identifier of the vertex; and a vertex array containing, when a dense identifier of a source vertex is used as an offset, a pair of offsets defining an offset range, for use with the neighbor array. The source vertex array, using the dense identifier of a particular vertex as an offset, contains an offset, into a neighbor array, of a target vertex terminating an edge originating at the particular vertex. The neighbor array contiguously stores dense identifiers of target vertices terminating edges originating from a same source vertex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Haubenschild, Sungpack Hong, Hassan Chafi, Korbinian Schmid, Martin Sevenich, Alexander Weld
  • Publication number: 20190149926
    Abstract: Diaphragm element arrangements including at least one bistable diaphragm element, which has a first stable state and a second stable state, and corresponding methods are provided. The bistable diaphragm element can be activated above a changeover threshold in order to change over between the first and the second stable state or below the changeover threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Alfons Dehe, Manuel Dorfmeister, Ulrich Schmid, Michael Schneider