Patents by Inventor Robert D. Schmidt

Robert D. 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).

  • Publication number: 20210083249
    Abstract: A method of modifying a carbonate layer formed on a surface of an electrochemical cell component is provided. The surface includes a ceramic oxide. The carbonate layer includes a carbonate and is substantially non-conductive to lithium ions and sodium ions. The method includes contacting the carbonate layer with a modifying agent to form a mixture and causing the modifying agent to incorporate into the carbonate layer and form a modified hybrid layer including a eutectic mixture of the modifying agent and the carbonate. The modified hybrid layer is conductive to lithium ions and sodium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Xingcheng XIAO, Robert D. SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10938967
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein describes a switch embedded in a motor controller and a network protocol executing on the switch to provide communication between devices connected to the motor controller in a motor drive application. The embedded switch is configured to communicate via separate ports with an external controller, a network interface for the motor controller, additional motor controllers, and with the motor or other devices mounted on the motor. The network protocol includes a first tier for data that requires deterministic delivery at a high data rate, a second tier for data that requires a high delivery rate but is also tolerant of some variation in delivery time, and a third tier for data that may be delivered at a slower data rate. The embedded switch receives data at any port, identifies the communication tier to which the data belongs, and delivers it to another port accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dayin Xu, Zhenhuan Yuan, Robert H. Schmidt, Guolin Zhang, Scott D. Braun, Fuhua Ding
  • Patent number: 10879831
    Abstract: A system and method for real-time detection of anomalies in a motor drive includes a controller receiving one or more signals corresponding to real-time operation of a controlled system. The controller samples the real-time signal during operation of the controlled system and maintains a moving window of the sampled data. A signature of the sampled data within the moving window is then generated. Each signature corresponds to operation of the controlled system within the period of time defined by the moving window. An identifier and a number of occurrences of each signature may be stored with the signature. An initial table of expected signatures may be generated, for example, by executing a training, or learning, period within the control system. The controller compares each real-time signature against the table of expected signatures to detect the occurrence of an anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerry M. Nagel, Robert H. Schmidt, Joachim Thomsen, Jon P. Vanderpas, Vincent Bourrelly, Aderiano M. da Silva, Jonathan D. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10879608
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) scanner system provided with a multi-axis articulated robot and a sensor suite positioned on a first end of the multi-axis articulated robot. The sensor suite is provided with a shield, an antenna array probe, and a surface sensor. The shield has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side is configured for positioning towards an active phased array antenna. The surface sensor is configured to determine X, Y, and Z positions of the active phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
    Inventors: Jorge L. Salazar-Cerreno, Damon Andrew Schmidt, Caleb Fulton, Robert D. Palmer, Rodrigo Manuel Lebron Garcia, Alessio Mancini, Simon Thierry Pierre Duthoit, Matthew Stephen McCord, John Brent Meier, Redmond Clay Kelley
  • Patent number: 10571463
    Abstract: Materials, systems and methods are provided for qualitative assessment of exposure of a person to ionizing radiation by measuring amounts of the biomarkers, wherein a change compared with corresponding un-irradiated control reference ranges of the biomarkers, provides the assessment, wherein the biomarkers include (i) alpha-1-Antichymotrypsin (ACT), (ii) Fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (Flt3L), and (iii) one or more additional proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: David E. Cooper, Robert Balog, Polly Chang, Thomas A. Shaler, Hua Lin, Annalisa D'Andrea, Travis Harrison, Roger H. Schmidt, Christina Swanson, Estevan Mendoza, Mark Steele, Pablo E. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20190372155
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite electrode for use in an electrochemical cell includes preparing a layer of powder including a plurality of electroactive material particles and a plurality of electrolyte particles. The electrolyte particles include a sulfide or oxy-sulfide glass. The method further includes heating the layer of powder to a temperature of greater than or equal to Tg and less than Tc. Tg is a glass transition temperature of the sulfide or oxy-sulfide glass. Tc is a crystallization temperature of the sulfide or oxy-sulfide glass. The method further includes, while the sulfide or oxy-sulfide glass electrolyte is at the temperature, applying a pressure of about 0.1-360 MPa to the layer of powder. The pressure causes the sulfide or oxy-sulfide glass to flow around the electroactive material particles to create a compact. The present disclosure also provides methods of creating laminates including the composite electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. YERSAK, James R. SALVADOR, Robert D. SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20190349456
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein describes a switch embedded in a motor controller and a network protocol executing on the switch to provide communication between devices connected to the motor controller in a motor drive application. The embedded switch is configured to communicate via separate ports with an external controller, a network interface for the motor controller, additional motor controllers, and with the motor or other devices mounted on the motor. The network protocol includes a first tier for data that requires deterministic delivery at a high data rate, a second tier for data that requires a high delivery rate but is also tolerant of some variation in delivery time, and a third tier for data that may be delivered at a slower data rate. The embedded switch receives data at any port, identifies the communication tier to which the data belongs, and delivers it to another port accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dayin Xu, Zhenhuan Yuan, Robert H. Schmidt, Guolin Zhang, Scott D. Braun, Fuhua Ding
  • Patent number: 10426267
    Abstract: A seating structure includes a body support member having laterally spaced opposite sides and longitudinally spaced ends. The body support member has a curvature in least one of the lateral and longitudinal directions, wherein the curvature is changeable between at least first and second configurations. The body support member includes a shape memory material extending in at least one of the lateral and longitudinal directions, wherein the shape memory material is attached to the body support member at two spaced apart locations. The shape memory material is contractible between at least a non-energized state and an energized state in response to an application of energy. The shape memory material biases the flexible body support member between the first and second configurations when the shape memory material is contracted to the energized state. Other office systems incorporating shape memory materials are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Norman, Timothy D. Swieter, Ryan E. Schmidt, Mark Mckenna, Robert Scheper, Bruce Smith
  • Patent number: 10375216
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein describes a switch embedded in a motor controller and a network protocol executing on the switch to provide communication between devices connected to the motor controller in a motor drive application. The embedded switch is configured to communicate via separate ports with an external controller, a network interface for the motor controller, additional motor controllers, and with the motor or other devices mounted on the motor. The network protocol includes a first tier for data that requires deterministic delivery at a high data rate, a second tier for data that requires a high delivery rate but is also tolerant of some variation in delivery time, and a third tier for data that may be delivered at a slower data rate. The embedded switch receives data at any port, identifies the communication tier to which the data belongs, and delivers it to another port accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dayin Xu, Zhenhuan Yuan, Robert H. Schmidt, Guolin Zhang, Scott D. Braun, Fuhua Ding
  • Patent number: 9955405
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wireless system comprises a host MSC/VLR of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and a plurality of base station subsystems (BBSs). Each BSS includes a respective base station controller (BSC) and one or more base transceiver stations (BTSs). The wireless system further comprises a virtual base station controller (VBSC) communicatively coupled to the plurality of BSSs and the host MSC/VLR. The VBSC appears, from the perspective of the host MSCNLR, to be a base station controller for the BTSs in the plurality of BSSs. The VBSC and at least some of the BSSs include functionality for locally switching calls in the BSSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: PARALLEL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Siu Bun Chan, Qiming Zhu
  • Patent number: 9144112
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wireless system comprises a host MSC/VLR of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and a plurality of base station subsystems (BSSs). Each BSS includes a respective base station controller (BSC) and one or more base transceiver stations (BTSs). The wireless system further comprises a virtual base station controller (VBSC) communicatively coupled to the plurality of BSSs and the host MSC/VLR. The VBSC appears, from the perspective of the host MSCNLR, to be a base station controller for the BTSs in the plurality of BSSs. The VBSC and at least some of the BSSs include functionality for locally switching calls in the BSSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PARALLEL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Siu Bun Chan, Qiming Zhu
  • Patent number: 8644223
    Abstract: Support for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) devices is provided in an enterprise mobile network that provides wireless service within a coverage area associated with an enterprise using licensed radio frequency spectrum. In various embodiments, support SIP devices is provided by, for example, incorporating SIP user agent in a mobile switching subsystem or in a base station subsystem or by incorporating SIP server functionality into a mobile switching subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Rahul Jain, Mark F. Schutzer, Lance K. Uyehara, Gilad Peleg, John O'Connell, Ilan Vardi
  • Patent number: 8559949
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wireless system comprises a host MSC/VLR of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and a plurality of base station subsystems (BSSs). Each BSS includes a respective base station controller (BSC) and one or more base transceiver stations (BTSs). The wireless system further comprises a virtual base station controller (VBSC) communicatively coupled to the plurality of BSSs and the host MSC/VLR. The VBSC appears, from the perspective of the host MSC/VLR, to be a base station controller for the BTSs in the plurality of BSSs. The VBSC and at least some of the BSSs include functionality for locally switching calls in the BSSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Altobridge Limited
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Siu Bun Chan, Qiming Zhu
  • Patent number: 8548526
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for providing wireless coverage and capacity for a public land mobile network within a building. The system comprises a pico base station comprising multiple transceiver units. The pico base station is installed in the building. The system further comprises a plurality of antennas located within the building. The plurality of antennas are located remotely from the pico base station. The pico base station is communicatively coupled to the public land mobile network. The pico base station is communicatively coupled to the plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Rahul Jain, Mark F. Schutzer, Lance K. Uyehara, Gilad Peleg, John O'Connell, Ilan Vardi
  • Publication number: 20120309349
    Abstract: Support for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) devices is provided in an enterprise mobile network that provides wireless service within a coverage area associated with an enterprise using licensed radio frequency spectrum. In various embodiments, support SIP devices is provided by, for example, incorporating SIP user agent in a mobile switching subsystem or in a base station subsystem or by incorporating SIP server functionality into a mobile switching subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Rahul Jain, Mark F. Schutzer, Lance K. Uyehara, Gilad Peleg, John O'Connell, Ilan Vardi
  • Patent number: 8279800
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to an enterprise mobile network for providing wireless service within a coverage area associated with an enterprise using licensed radio frequency spectrum. The enterprise mobile network includes a base station subsystem deployed on a premises of the enterprise to provide wireless capacity within the coverage area using the licensed radio frequency spectrum. The enterprise mobile network further includes a mobile switching subsystem deployed in an office of a service provider that operates a public land mobile network. The mobile switching subsystem is communicatively coupled to the public land mobile network. The base station subsystem is communicatively coupled to the mobile switching subsystem using an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The mobile switching subsystem is configured to function as a mobile switching center (MSC) and visitor location register (VLR) for roaming subscribers and local subscribers of the enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Rahul Jain, Mark F. Schutzer, Lance K. Uyehara, Gilad Peleg, John O'Connell, Ilan Vardi
  • Patent number: 8274929
    Abstract: Support for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) devices is provided in an enterprise mobile network that provides wireless service within a coverage area associated with an enterprise using licensed radio frequency spectrum. In various embodiments, support SIP devices is provided by, for example, incorporating SIP user agent in a mobile switching subsystem or in a base station subsystem or by incorporating SIP server functionality into a mobile switching subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Rahul Jain, Mark F. Schutzer, Lance K. Uyehara, Gilad Peleg, John O'Connell, Ilan Vardi
  • Patent number: 8107464
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to an enterprise mobile network for providing wireless service within a coverage area associated with an enterprise using licensed radio frequency spectrum. The enterprise mobile network is configured to have local subscribers thereof. At least one local subscriber has assigned thereto a local mobile phone number and one or more other numbers (such as a PBX extension number, a public mobile phone number, and a Unified Communications end point). The enterprise mobile network is configured so that the local mobile phone number and one or more of the other numbers ring in response to incoming calls made to the local mobile phone number or the other numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Rahul Jain, Mark F. Schutzer, Lance K. Uyehara, Gilad Peleg, John O'Connell, Ilan Vardi
  • Publication number: 20100261478
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wireless system comprises a host MSC/VLR of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and a plurality of base station subsystems (BSSs). Each BSS includes a respective base station controller (BSC) and one or more base transceiver stations (BTSs). The wireless system further comprises a virtual base station controller (VBSC) communicatively coupled to the plurality of BSSs and the host MSC/VLR. The VBSC appears, from the perspective of the host MSC/VLR, to be a base station controller for the BTSs in the plurality of BSSs. The VBSC and at least some of the BSSs include functionality for locally switching calls in the BSSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Siu Bun Chan, Qiming Zhu
  • Publication number: 20100014494
    Abstract: Support for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) devices is provided in an enterprise mobile network that provides wireless service within a coverage area associated with an enterprise using licensed radio frequency spectrum. In various embodiments, support SIP devices is provided by, for example, incorporating SIP user agent in a mobile switching subsystem or in a base station subsystem or by incorporating SIP server functionality into a mobile switching subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Rahul Jain, Mark F. Schutzer, Lance K. Uyehara, Gilad Peleg, John O'Connell, Ilan Vardi