Patents by Inventor Rolf Schaefer

Rolf Schaefer 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: 20190212928
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20190212927
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20190212929
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 10282115
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 10251814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to safety delivery systems for intracameral administration of an appropriate dose of cefuroxime subsequent to cataract and other eye surgery. A preferred embodiment of an cefuroxime safety delivery system according to the invention comprises (a) a perforable sterile vial sterile-filled with a measured amount of cefuroxime, (b) a reconstitution syringe with a male luer fitting sterile-filled with 0.1 ml of isotonic salt solution per mg cefuroxime in the perforable vial and a vial adapter with a female luer fitting or one or more needles with female luer fitting, and (c) one or more sterilized delivery syringes with male luer fitting, each delivery syringe being capable of holding at least 0.1 ml of ejectable liquid and containing a marking indicating a fill volume of 0.1 ml of ejectable liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CIS PHARMA AG
    Inventor: Rolf Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10235068
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20180346629
    Abstract: The invention relates to highly biocompatible or biophilic un-cross-linked or cross-linked polymers comprising one or more side-chain active acrylic amino acids of formula I. The invention further concerns various highly biocompatible, cross-linked co-polymers comprising one or more monomers of formula I, and one or more other polymerizable monomers. Uses of such polymers and co-polymers for the production of contact lenses, intraocular lenses, implants, wound healing slabs, additives for food and cosmetics, conductive plastics, spinnable fibers, and the like are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hans Hitz, Rolf Schäfer, Christoph Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20180308183
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to employing interactive components and execution components to facilitate power transactions. In an example, a method includes receiving a first set of data from a set of agent components, wherein the first set of data represents a purchase, a transmission, a production, a sale or a consumption of energy; and facilitating execution, by the system, of a set of contracts between a first subset of agent components and a second subset of agent components based on the first set of data. In another example, a method can further include insuring, by the system, the set of contracts against a supply surplus of energy or a production shortage of energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Sharathchandra Umapathirao Pankanti, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20180308184
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to employing interactive components and execution components to facilitate power transactions. In an example, a method includes receiving a first set of data from a set of agent components, wherein the first set of data represents a purchase, a transmission, a production, a sale or a consumption of energy; and facilitating execution, by the system, of a set of contracts between a first subset of agent components and a second subset of agent components based on the first set of data. In another example, a method can further include insuring, by the system, the set of contracts against a supply surplus of energy or a production shortage of energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Sharathchandra Umapathirao Pankanti, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20180300068
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20180300069
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Publication number: 20180285378
    Abstract: A compression method, system, and computer program product include creating compressed data via a first system from input data, sending information to a second system detailing a compression strategy for the compressed data, and learning, via the second system, from the information how to recreate the input to the first system using the compressed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sharathchandra Umapathirao Pankanti, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer
  • Patent number: 9839719
    Abstract: The invention relates to highly biocompatible or biophilic un-cross-linked or cross-linked polymers comprising one or more side-chain active acrylic amino acids of formula I wherein: X is —NH(CH2)4—, —O—C6H4—CH2—, —OCH2—, —O—CH(CH3)—, —S—CH2—, —O-proline, and R is H or CH3; and wherein the polymer further includes a free radical initiator and, optionally, a cross-linking agent having a plurality of polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated groups. The invention further concerns various highly biocompatible, cross-linked co-polymers comprising one or more monomers of formula I, and one or more other polymerizable monomers. Uses of such polymers and co-polymers for the production of contact lenses, intraocular lenses, implants, wound healing slabs, additives for food and cosmetics, conductive plastics, spinnable fibers, and the like are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CIS PHARMA AG
    Inventors: Hans Hitz, Rolf Schäfer, Christoph Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9767116
    Abstract: Responsive to receiving an identification of a new state identifier associated with the state of an object within a file from a child node, a master node updates a current state identifier for the object to the new state identifier in the master node. Responsive to a predefined user specification indicating that the new state identifier is to be broadcast to each remaining child node of a subset of child nodes in a plurality of child nodes that have a copy of the object, the master node identifies the subset of child nodes in the plurality of child nodes that have a copy of the object in the master node. The master node then broadcasts the new state identifier to the subset of child nodes that have a copy of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Christof Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20170152335
    Abstract: The invention relates to highly biocompatible or biophilic un-cross-linked or cross-linked polymers comprising one or more side-chain active acrylic amino acids of formula I. The invention further concerns various highly biocompatible, cross-linked co-polymers comprising one or more monomers of formula I, and one or more other polymerizable monomers. Uses of such polymers and co-polymers for the production of contact lenses, intraocular lenses, implants, wound healing slabs, additives for food and cosmetics, conductive plastics, spinnable fibers, and the like are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Hans Hitz, Rolf Schäfer, Christoph Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9536085
    Abstract: In a data management system, examination of first data for malicious content by a malicious content scanner is initiated in response to a request to write first data to a data storage device. In response to the examination revealing no malicious content in the first data, the first data, a first signature representative of a version of the malicious content scanner at a time of the examination of the first data, and second data linking the first signature to the first data as read-only data are written to the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jens-Peter Akelbein, Mathias Dietz, Nils Haustein, Rolf Schaefer, Ruben Straus
  • Publication number: 20160019390
    Abstract: In a data management system, examination of first data for malicious content by a malicious content scanner is initiated in response to a request to write first data to a data storage device. In response to the examination revealing no malicious content in the first data, the first data, a first signature representative of a version of the malicious content scanner at a time of the examination of the first data, and second data linking the first signature to the first data as read-only data are written to the data storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: JENS-PETER AKELBEIN, MATHIAS DIETZ, NILS HAUSTEIN, ROLF SCHAEFER, RUBEN STRAUS
  • Patent number: 9209715
    Abstract: An apparatus and process are disclosed that relates to a thermoelectric converter for converting thermal energy into electric energy. The apparatus includes at least one magnetic circuit including magnetic flux; at least one electric coil coupled to the at least one magnetic circuit; a magnetic switch coupled to the at least one magnetic circuit which loads the at least one electric coil with magnetic flux of the at least one magnetic circuit depending on a temperature of the magnetic switch, wherein the magnetic switch has a ferromagnetic state below a critical temperature (Tc) and a paramagnetic state above the critical temperature (Tc).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carsten Goettert, Harald Huels, Hans-Guenter Kraemer, Manfred Ries, Rolf Schaefer
  • Patent number: 9189625
    Abstract: In a data management system, examination of first data for malicious content by a malicious content scanner is initiated in response to a request to write first data to a data storage device. In response to the examination revealing no malicious content in the first data, the first data, a first signature representative of a version of the malicious content scanner at a time of the examination of the first data, and second data linking the first signature to the first data as read-only data are written to the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jens-Peter Akelbein, Mathias Dietz, Nils Haustein, Rolf Schaefer, Ruben Straus
  • Patent number: 8980957
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a method of preparing a biocompatible polymer comprising epsilon-linked L-lysine having free alpha-amino and carboxy functions. The invention further encompasses the resulting biocompatible polymer and articles made from the polymer, in particular contact and intraocular lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CIS Pharma AG
    Inventors: Rolf Schäfer, Hans Hitz