Patents by Inventor Robert R. Schmidt

Robert R. 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: 20190157186
    Abstract: Composite heat sink structures and methods of fabrication are provided, with the composite heat sink structures including: a thermally conductive base having a main heat transfer surface to couple to, for instance, at least one electronic component to be cooled; a compressible, continuous sealing member; and a sealing member retainer compressing the compressible, continuous sealing member against the thermally conductive base; and an in situ molded member. The in situ molded member is molded over and affixed to the thermally conductive base, and is molded over and secures in place the sealing member retainer. A coolant-carrying compartment resides between the thermally conductive base and the in situ molded member, and a coolant inlet and outlet are provided in fluid communication with the coolant-carrying compartment to facilitate liquid coolant flow through the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Levi A. CAMPBELL, Milnes P. DAVID, Dustin W. DEMETRIOU, Michael J. ELLSWORTH, JR., Roger R. SCHMIDT, Robert E. SIMONS
  • Patent number: 10299409
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for blocking removal of an air-moving assembly from a chassis when in operational state. The apparatus includes a protective louver assembly having a louver(s) and an interlock element(s). The louver(s) is disposed at an air inlet or an air outlet of the air-moving assembly, and pivots between an operational and a quiesced orientation, dependent on presence or absence, respectively, of airflow through the air-moving assembly. The interlock element(s) is associated with the louver(s) to pivot with the louver(s) between the operational orientation and the quiesced orientation. In the operational orientation, the interlock element(s) blocks, at least in part, access to at least one fastener securing the air-moving assembly within the chassis, and thereby prevents removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis when in the operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Christopher R. Ciraulo, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Robert K. Mullady, Roger R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190150320
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for protectively covering an air inlet or outlet of an air-moving assembly. The apparatus includes a protective cover assembly, which includes a retractable cover and a spring-biasing mechanism. The retractable cover transitions between a retracted state, when the air-moving assembly is operatively positioned within the chassis, and in extended state, when the air-moving assembly is withdrawn from the chassis. In retracted state, the retractable cover is retracted away from the air inlet or outlet, and in extended state, the retractable cover covers, at least partially, the air inlet or outlet. The spring-biasing mechanism is coupled to the retractable cover and biases the retractable cover in the extended state when the air-moving assembly is withdrawn from the chassis, and compresses to allow transition of the retractable cover to the retracted state as the air-moving assembly is inserted into operative position within the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Levi A. CAMPBELL, Christopher R. CIRAULO, Milnes P. DAVID, Dustin W. DEMETRIOU, Robert K. MULLADY, Roger R. SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10287925
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for data center cooling by vaporizing fuel using data center waste heat. The systems include, for instance, an electricity-generating assembly, a liquid fuel storage, and a heat transfer system. The electricity-generating assembly generates electricity from a fuel vapor for supply to the data center. The liquid fuel storage is coupled to supply the fuel vapor, and the heat transfer system is associated with the data center and the liquid fuel storage. In an operational mode, the heat transfer system transfers the data center waste heat to the liquid fuel storage to facilitate vaporization of liquid fuel to produce the fuel vapor for supply to the electricity-generating assembly. The system may be implemented with the liquid fuel storage and heat transfer system being the primary fuel vapor source, or a back-up fuel vapor source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 9291408
    Abstract: Methods of preventing overheating of computer equipment in a cabinet when a supply coolant to a cooler in the cabinet fails. An example embodiment is a data center that includes a plurality of cabinets and at least two main coolant supply lines. The cabinets are configured to house computer equipment and the main coolant supply lines provide coolant to the plurality of cabinets. Moreover, each cabinet includes a cooler and each of these coolers includes at least two radiators which receive coolant from different main coolant supply lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8965748
    Abstract: Method, system and computer program product for estimating the overall energy efficiency of a data center over a period of time. In one embodiment, a computer processor coupled to computer readable memory is configured to receive time parameters indicating the period of time over which the overall energy efficiency of the data center is to be estimated, receive component parameters indicating the performance characteristics of data center components and the operational interactions between the data center components, simulate the operation and interaction of the data center components based, at least in part, on the component parameters for the period of time over which the energy efficiency is estimated, and output results of the simulation to estimate the overall energy efficiency of the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130299137
    Abstract: Methods of preventing overheating of computer equipment in a cabinet when a supply coolant to a cooler in the cabinet fails. An example embodiment is a data center that includes a plurality of cabinets configured to house computer equipment. At least two coolant supply lines from which the cabinets receive coolant are made available, with each of the supply lines providing the coolant to multiple cabinets. Moreover, the cabinets are arranged in rows and columns such that the cabinets along a row are spaced closer together than the cabinets along a column. Furthermore, each row of the cabinets receives coolant from alternating coolant supply lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7485771
    Abstract: Amino acid and nucleotide sequences relating to the glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) enzyme are described. The GDH enzymes described herein were discovered in the alga Chlorella sorokiniana in the form of seven different inducible isoenzymes. These isoenzymes are found in the algae as chloroplast-localized hexamers composed of alpha- and beta-subunits. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the alpha- or beta-subunits of the enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased growth and improved stress tolerance. A heterohexamer having both ?- and ?-subunits can have higher aminating:deaminating activity ratio than ?-homohexamers or ?-homohexamers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Schmidt, Philip Miller
  • Publication number: 20040128710
    Abstract: Amino acid and nucleotide sequences relating to the glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) enzyme are described. The GDH enzymes described herein were discovered in the alga Chlorella sorokiniana in the form of seven different inducible isoenzymes. These isoenzymes are found in the algae as chloroplast-localized hexamers composed of alpha- and beta-subunits. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the alpha- or beta-subunits of the enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased growth and improved stress tolerance. A heterohexamer having both &agr;- and &bgr;-subunits can have higher aminating:deaminating activity ratio than &agr;-homohexamers or &bgr;-homohexamers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Robert R. Schmidt, Philip Miller
  • Publication number: 20020062495
    Abstract: Amino acid and nucleotide sequences relating to the glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) enzyme are described. The GDH enzymes described herein were discovered in the alga Chlorella sorokiniana in the form of seven different inducible isoenzymes. These isoenzymes are found in the algae as chloroplast-localized hexamers composed of alpha- and beta-subunits. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the alpha- or beta-subunits of the enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased growth and improved stress tolerance. A heterohexamer having both &agr;- and &bgr;-subunits can have higher aminating:deaminating activity ratio than &agr;-homohexamers or &bgr;-homohexamers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventors: ROBERT R. SCHMIDT, PHILIP MILLER
  • Patent number: 6221810
    Abstract: There are provided new 3-hydroxy-4-aryl-5-oxo-pyrazoline derivatives of the formula (I) in which A and B are identical or different and independently of one another in each case represent hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxyalkyl, alkylthioalkyl, cycloalkyl or optionally substituted aryl or A and B together represent the bivalent radical of a saturated or unsaturated, optionally substituted, mono-, bi-, tri- or polycyclic system, X represents alkyl, halogen or alkoxy, Y represents hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, alkoxy or halogenoalkyl, Z represents alkyl, halogen or alkoxy, n represents a number 0, 1, 2 or 3, G represents hydrogen (a) or the groups —CO—R1 (b ), —SO2—R3 (d), or E (g), in which E represents a metal ion equivalent or an ammonium ion, L and M represents oxygen and/or sulphur, and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 have the meaning given in the text of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd-Wieland Kruger, Reiner Fischer, Heinz-Jurgen Bertram, Thomas Bretschneider, Stefan Böhm, Andreas Krebs, Thomas Schenke, Hans-Joachim Santel, Klaus Lurssen, Robert R. Schmidt, Christoph Erdelen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Wilhelm Stendel
  • Publication number: 20010000266
    Abstract: Amino acid and nucleotide sequences relating to the glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) enzyme are described. The GDH enzymes described herein were discovered in the alga Chlorella sorokiniana in the form of seven different inducible isoenzymes. These isoenzymes are found in the algae as chloroplast-localized hexamers composed of alpha- and beta-subunits. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the alpha- or beta-subunits of the enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased growth and improved stress tolerance. A heterohexamer having both &agr;- and &bgr;-subunits can have higher aminating:deaminating activity ratio than &agr;-homohexamers or &bgr;-homohexamers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Publication date: April 12, 2001
    Inventors: Robert R. Schmidt, Philip Miller
  • Patent number: 5985634
    Abstract: Amino acid and nucelotide sequences relating to the glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) enzyme are described. The GDH enzymes descnred herein were discovered in the alga Chlorella sorokinina in the form of seven different inducible isoenzymes. These isoenzymes are found in the algae as chloroplast-localized hexamers composed of .alpha.- and .beta.-subunits. Plants transfromed with nucleotide sequences encoding the .alpha.- or .beta.-subunits of the enzyme show imrpoved properties, for example, increased growth and improved stress tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Schmidt, Philip Miller
  • Patent number: 5879941
    Abstract: Amino acid and nucleotide sequences relating to the glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) enzyme are described. The GDH enzymes described herein were discovered in the alga Chlorella sorokiniana in the form of seven different inducible isoenzymes. These isoenzymes are found in the algae as chloroplast-localized hexamers composed of .alpha.- and .beta.-subunits. Plants transformed with nucleotide sequences encoding the .alpha.- or .beta.-subunits of the enzyme show improved properties, for example, increased growth and improved stress tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: University of Florida
    Inventors: Robert R. Schmidt, Philip Miller
  • Patent number: 5869681
    Abstract: Herbicidal sulphonylaminocarbonyltriazolinones having substituents bonded via oxygen of the formula ##STR1## in which R.sup.1 represents hydrogen, amino, or an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkinyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, aryl, alkylamino, cycloalkylamino or dialkylamino radical,R.sup.2 represents an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkinyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, aralkyl or aryl radical, andR.sup.3 represents an optionally substituted alkyl, aralkyl, aryl or heteroaryl radical,and salts thereof, with the exception of the compounds:2-(2-methoxycarbonyl-phenylsulphonylaminocarbonyl)-4-methyl-5-methoxy-2,4-d ihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one,2-(2-trifluoromethoxy-phenylsulphonylaminocarbonyl)-4-cyclopropyl-5-methoxy -2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one,2-(2-difluoromethoxy-phenylsulphonylaminocarbonyl)-4-cyclobutyl-5-ethoxy-2, 4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one, and2-(2-methoxycarbonyl-phenylsulphonylaminocarbonyl)-4-ethyl-5-ethoxy-2,4-dih ydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus-Helmut Muller, Klaus Konig, Joachim Kluth, Klaus Lurssen, Hans-Joachim Santel, Robert R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5811374
    Abstract: New 3-arylpyrrolidine-2,4-dione derivatives of the formula (I): ##STR1## in which the variables A, B, E, R, X, Y, Z and n are set forth in the specification, are useful as insecticides, acaricides, and herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz-Jurgen Bertram, Reiner Fischer, Bernd-Wieland Kruger, Christoph Erdelen, Klaus Lurssen, Robert R. Schmidt, Hans-Joachim Santel
  • Patent number: 5780394
    Abstract: There are provided new 3-hydroxy-4-aryl-5-oxo-pyrazoline derivatives of the formula (I) ##STR1## in which A and B are identical or different and independently of one another in each case represent hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxyalkyl, alkylthioalkyl, cycloalkyl or optionally substituted aryl orA and B together represent the bivalent radical of a saturated or unsaturated, optionally substituted, mono-, bi-, tri- or polycyclic system,X represents alkyl, halogen or alkoxy,Y represents hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, alkoxy or halogenoalkyl,Z represents alkyl, halogen or alkoxyn represents a number 0, 1, 2 or 3,G represents hydrogen (a) or the groups ##STR2## in which E represents a metal ion equivalent or an ammonium ion,L and M represents oxygen and/or sulphur,and R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, R.sup.5, R.sup.6 and R.sup.7 have the meaning given in the text of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd-Wieland Kruger, Reiner Fischer, Heinz-Jurgen Bertram, Thomas Bretschneider, Stefan Bohm, Andreas Krebs, Thomas Schenke, Hans-Joachim Santel, Klaus Lurssen, Robert R. Schmidt, Christoph Erdelen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Wilhelm Stendel
  • Patent number: 5750718
    Abstract: Novel triazolinone intermediates, for novel herbicidal sulphonylaminocarbonyltriazolines having substituents which are bonded via sulphur, of the formula ##STR1## in which n is O, and or 2, and R1' and R2' are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus-Helmut Muller, Peter Babczinski, Hans-Joachim Santel, Robert R. Schmidt, Kurt Findeisen, Markus Lindig, Klaus Lurssen, Harry Strang
  • Patent number: 5739389
    Abstract: There are provided an aryl carboxylic acid derivatives of the formula (XVIa) ##STR1## Aryl carboxylic acid derivatives of the formula (XVIa) have a particularly pronounced activity against animal pests, in particular against insects and arachnids, and against weeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd-Wieland Kruger, Reiner Fischer, Heinz-Jurgen Bertram, Thomas Bretschneider, Stefan Bohm, Andreas Krebs, Thomas Schenke, Hans-Joachim Santel, Klaus Lurssen, Robert R. Schmidt, Christoph Erdelen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Wilhelm Stendel
  • Patent number: 5693663
    Abstract: The invention relates to substituted bicyclic 3-aryl-pyrrilidine-2,4-dione derivatives of the formula ##STR1## wherein Q and A form a substituted 4- to 6-membered ring. These compounds have utility as pesticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Joachim Santel, Robert R. Schmidt, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Christoph Erdelen, Thomas Bretschneider, Reiner Fischer, Hermann Hagemann, Bernd-Wieland Kruger, Klaus Lurssen