Patents by Inventor Richard Schmidt

Richard 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: 10674347
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, associating a global-to-local network profile with a user profile of a first communications network and detecting a number of local networks managed separately from the first communications network. The local networks include local user profiles, wherein access to resources of a local network is based on credentials available by way of a local user profile associated with the user. A location of the user is determined and a proximity of the user to a first local network is determined based on the location of the user. Information is transferred between the global-to-local network profile and a local user profile based on the proximity of the user to the first local network, wherein the transferring of the information supports a registration status of the user with the first local network of the plurality of local networks. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10669893
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a longitudinal direction, an axial centerline extended along the longitudinal direction, an upstream end and a downstream end opposite of the upstream end along the longitudinal direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction. The gas turbine engine includes a high speed turbine rotor coupled to a high pressure (HP) shaft and HP compressor, a low speed turbine rotor comprising an axially extended hub, and a first turbine bearing disposed radially between the low speed turbine rotor and the high speed turbine rotor. The high speed turbine rotor defines a turbine cooling conduit through the high speed turbine rotor. The low speed turbine rotor includes a rotating nozzle adjacent to the turbine cooling conduit. The first turbine bearing defines an outer air bearing and an inner air bearing. The first turbine bearing defines a stationary nozzle adjacent to the rotating nozzle of the first turbine rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Roy Stuart, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Richard Schmidt, Thomas Ory Moniz
  • Patent number: 10655537
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of operating a gas turbine engine with an interdigitated turbine section. The engine includes a fan rotor, an intermediate pressure compressor, a high pressure compressor, a combustion section, and a turbine section in serial flow arrangement. The turbine section includes, in serial flow arrangement, a first stage of a low speed turbine rotor, a high speed turbine rotor, a second stage of the low speed turbine rotor, an intermediate speed turbine rotor, and one or more additional stages of the low speed turbine rotor. The low speed turbine rotor is coupled to the fan rotor via a low pressure shaft. The intermediate speed turbine rotor is coupled to the intermediate pressure compressor via an intermediate pressure shaft. The high speed turbine rotor is coupled to the high pressure compressor via a high pressure shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Roy Stuart, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Richard Schmidt, Thomas Ory Moniz
  • Patent number: 10605168
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a longitudinal direction, a radial direction extended from an axial centerline, and a circumferential direction. The gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section in serial flow arrangement along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a low speed turbine rotor including a hub extended along the longitudinal direction and radially within the combustion section; a high speed turbine rotor including a high pressure (HP) shaft coupling the high speed turbine rotor to a HP compressor in the compressor section; and a first turbine bearing disposed radially between the hub of the low speed turbine rotor and the HP shaft. The HP shaft extends along the longitudinal direction and radially within the hub of the low speed turbine rotor. The high speed turbine rotor defines a turbine cooling conduit extended within the high speed turbine rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Roy Stuart, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Richard Schmidt, Thomas Ory Moniz
  • Patent number: 10586124
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, methods, techniques, and computer program products for estimating a Region Of Interest (ROI) corresponding to a plurality of content streams. The method may include receiving, by a system having at least one processor, a plurality of sensor data associated with a plurality of mobile devices. The plurality of sensor data corresponds to a plurality of content streams captured by the plurality of mobile devices. Further, each of the plurality of mobile devices may include at least one recorder configured to capture a corresponding content steam. Further, a sensor data associated with a mobile device may include a location data and an orientation data of the mobile device during capturing of a content stream. The method may further include, analyzing, by the system, the plurality of sensor data and determining, by the system, a ROI based on at least the plurality of sensor data, thereby generating an estimation of the ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Streaming Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Oesterreicher, Jonathan Hessing, Zunair Ukani, Austin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10574715
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of aggregating content streams. The method may include receiving, using a communication unit, a plurality of content streams from a plurality of mobile devices. Further, each of the plurality of mobile devices may include at least one recorder configured to generate a content stream. Furthermore, each of the plurality of content streams may be associated with at least one metadata. Additionally, the method may include analyzing, using a processing unit, the at least one metadata. Further, the method may include aggregating, using the processing unit, the plurality of content streams into an aggregated content stream container based on a result of the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Streaming Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Oesterreicher, Jonathan Hessing, Zunair Ukani, Austin Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200056677
    Abstract: A damping device that includes features for damping bending vibration of a shaft rotating about its axis of rotation and methods for damping bending vibration utilizing the damping device are provided. In one exemplary aspect, the damping device includes a damping disc operatively coupled with a shaft, e.g., of a turbine engine or shaft system. The damping disc is at least partially received within a chamber defined by a housing. The chamber of the housing is configured to receive a damping fluid. When the shaft is rotated about its axis of rotation, the damping disc is movable within the chamber to move the damping fluid such that the damping fluid absorbs bending vibration emitted by the shaft. The damping fluid moved by the damping disc dampens bending vibration emitted by the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Schmidt, Bugra Han Ertas, Weize Kang
  • Publication number: 20200059697
    Abstract: A media content management system that enables users to manage media content collections is disclosed. A media device is configured to receive requests to create media content collections for particular media content and, in response, to retrieve information related to the media content, and to generate one or more interfaces displaying information about created media content collections. In an embodiment, retrieving information related to a media content may include determining, for one or more episodes of the media content, whether the episode is available from various content sources, including both broadcast and broadband content sources. By enabling a media device to automatically retrieve and present information related to the availability of media content episodes across any number of different broadcast and broadband sources, users can more easily interact with and view information about particular media content of interest to the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Margret Schmidt, Alex Liston, Nicholas Lovell, Richard Alcazar
  • Patent number: 10565119
    Abstract: When a shingled magnetic recording (SMR) hard disk drive (HDD) performs additional SMR band copy and/or flush operations to ensure that data associated with logical bands that are adjacent or proximate in logical space are stored in physical locations in the SMR HDD that are proximate in physical space. As a result, efficient execution is ensured of read commands that span multiple logical bands of the SMR HDD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thorsten Schmidt, Richard M. Ehrlich, Fernando Anibal Zayas
  • Patent number: 10544734
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a radial direction, a circumferential direction, an axial centerline along a longitudinal direction, and wherein the gas turbine engine defines an upstream end and a downstream end long the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a turbine section including a low speed turbine rotor, a high speed turbine rotor, and an intermediate speed turbine rotor. The low speed turbine rotor includes an inner shroud and an outer shroud outward of the inner shroud in the radial direction. The outer shroud defines a plurality of outer shroud airfoils extended inward of the outer shroud along the radial direction. The low speed turbine rotor further includes at least one connecting airfoil coupling the inner shroud to the outer shroud. The high speed turbine rotor is disposed upstream of the one or more connecting airfoils of the low speed turbine rotor along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Roy Stuart, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Richard Schmidt, Thomas Ory Moniz
  • Patent number: 10539020
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a longitudinal direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction, and wherein the gas turbine engine defines an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a turbine section that includes a first rotating component and a second rotating component. The first rotating component includes an inner shroud and an outer shroud outward of the inner shroud in the radial direction. The outer shroud defines a plurality of outer shroud airfoils extended inward of the outer shroud along the radial direction. The first rotating component further includes at least one connecting airfoil coupling the inner shroud and the outer shroud. The second rotating component is upstream of the one or more connecting airfoils of the first rotating component along the longitudinal direction. The second rotating component includes a plurality of second airfoils extended outward in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Roy Stuart, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Richard Schmidt, Thomas Ory Moniz
  • Publication number: 20200015065
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, associating a global-to-local network profile with a user profile of a first communications network and detecting a number of local networks managed separately from the first communications network. The local networks include local user profiles, wherein access to resources of a local network is based on credentials available by way of a local user profile associated with the user. A location of the user is determined and a proximity of the user to a first local network is determined based on the location of the user. Information is transferred between the global-to-local network profile and a local user profile based on the proximity of the user to the first local network, wherein the transferring of the information supports a registration status of the user with the first local network of the plurality of local networks. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10508546
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a turbine section including a turbine, the turbine having a plurality of turbine rotor blades spaced along the axial direction, each turbine rotor blade extending generally along the radial direction between a radial inner end and a radial outer end. The plurality of turbine rotor blades includes a first turbine rotor blade; and a second turbine rotor blade spaced from the first turbine rotor blade along the axial direction, the radial outer end of the first turbine rotor blade coupled to the radial outer end of the second turbine rotor blade. The plurality of turbine rotor blades additionally includes a third turbine rotor blade spaced from the second turbine rotor blade along the axial direction, the radial inner end of the second turbine rotor blade coupled to the radial inner end of the third turbine rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190338675
    Abstract: A static support structure including a plurality of members extended along a lengthwise direction coupled to a support body. Each of the plurality of members is disposed in adjacent arrangement along a load direction. Each adjacent pair of members defines a gap therebetween. The plurality of members provides a nonlinear force versus deflection of the static support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10470029
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, associating a global-to-local network profile with a user profile of a first communications network and detecting a number of local networks managed separately from the first communications network. The local networks include local user profiles, wherein access to resources of a local network is based on credentials available by way of a local user profile associated with the user. A location of the user is determined and a proximity of the user to a first local network is determined based on the location of the user. Information is transferred between the global-to-local network profile and a local user profile based on the proximity of the user to the first local network, wherein the transferring of the information supports a registration status of the user with the first local network of the plurality of local networks. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10448112
    Abstract: A media content management system that enables users to manage media content collections is disclosed. A media device is configured to receive requests to create media content collections for particular media content and, in response, to retrieve information related to the media content, and to generate one or more interfaces displaying information about created media content collections. In an embodiment, retrieving information related to a media content may include determining, for one or more episodes of the media content, whether the episode is available from various content sources, including both broadcast and broadband content sources. By enabling a media device to automatically retrieve and present information related to the availability of media content episodes across any number of different broadcast and broadband sources, users can more easily interact with and view information about particular media content of interest to the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Margret Schmidt, Alex Liston, Nicholas Lovell, Richard Alcazar
  • Patent number: 10422173
    Abstract: Interlock assemblies for sliding fenestration systems that provide for adjustment of the position and/or shape of the interlock assemblies and methods of adjusting the position and/or shape of the interlock assemblies are described herein. The interlock assemblies for sliding fenestration systems may be adjusted after installation to accommodate changes in the position and/or shape of the sides of building opening on which a stationary interlock structure is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon Dekko, Duane Fier, John Flynn, Michael E. Schmidt, Adam Richard Rietz
  • Publication number: 20190278711
    Abstract: When a shingled magnetic recording (SMR) hard disk drive (HDD) performs additional SMR band copy and/or flush operations to ensure that data associated with logical bands that are adjacent or proximate in logical space are stored in physical locations in the SMR HDD that are proximate in physical space. As a result, efficient execution is ensured of read commands that span multiple logical bands of the SMR HDD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Thorsten SCHMIDT, Richard M. EHRLICH, Fernando Anibal ZAYAS
  • Publication number: 20190272975
    Abstract: Techniques are described that facilitate automated extraction of lamellae and attaching the lamellae to sample grids for viewing on transmission electron microscopes. Some embodiments of the invention involve the use of machine vision to determine the positions of the lamella, the probe, and/or the TEM grid to guide the attachment of the probe to the lamella and the attachment of the lamella to the TEM grid. Techniques that facilitate the use of machine vision include shaping a probe tip so that its position can be readily recognized by image recognition software. Image subtraction techniques can be used to determine the position of the lamellae attached to the probe for moving the lamella to the TEM grid for attachment. In some embodiments, reference structures are milled on the probe or on the lamella to facilitate image recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: FEI Company
    Inventors: Valerie Brogden, Jeffrey Blackwood, Michael Schmidt, Dhruti Trivedi, Richard J. Young, Thomas G. Miller, Brian Roberts Routh, JR., Stacey Stone, Todd Templeton
  • Publication number: 20190261592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing processed cheese portions, comprising a plurality of modules that are arranged successively in the direction of production, in which the processed cheese is formed into a band, cooled, and divided into portions, wherein the modules define a production space through which the processed cheese travels during the production of the processed cheese portions. The production space is enclosed by a spray-proof casing, wherein the casing comprises a frame structure and a plurality of sheet metal elements which are detachably connected to the frame structure, and wherein a sealing hose is arranged between a sheet metal element and the area of the frame structure opposite thereto, and encircles the sheet metal element or the area of the frame structure opposite thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Sebastian Schmidt, Richard Bechteler, Josef Burger, Thomas Handerer