Patents by Inventor Rudolf Schneider

Rudolf Schneider 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: 20070111263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identification of a chemical compound which modulates the activity of mammalian GPI-PLC wherein a] a mammalian cell is incubated with glimepiride; b] hcDIGs of the cells of a] are prepared; c] the hcDIGs from b] are incubated with a chemical compound; d] the activity of the GPI-PLC from the hcDIGs of c] is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Guenter MUELLER, Wendelin FRICK, Rudolf SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20060160142
    Abstract: The invention refers to a protein from plasma membrane of adipocytes. The protein has specific binding affinity to phosphoinositoylglycans. It regulates glucose uptake by circumventing the insulin signaling cascade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Mueller, Wendelin Frick, Stefan Petry, Rudolf Schneider, Matthias Urmann
  • Patent number: 7049416
    Abstract: The invention refers to a protein from plasma membrane of adipocytes. The protein has specific binding affinity to phosphoinositoylglycans. It regulates glucose uptake by circumventing the insulin signaling cascade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Mueller, Wendelin Frick, Stefan Petry, Rudolf Schneider, Matthias Urmann
  • Patent number: 6983835
    Abstract: In an electromagnetically actuated dual clutch-brake combination (8), a drive input shaft (2) can be optionally engaged in drive connection with a first drive output shaft (4) or with a second drive output shaft (6). The second drive output shaft (6) is associated with an electromagnetic brake (52), which is provided in order to immobilize the second drive output shaft (6), whereas the first drive output shaft (4) can still be connected to the drive input shaft (2) by an electromagnetic clutch (28, 32). The electromagnetic dual clutch-brake combination is suitable for controlling a variable longitudinal differential lock and a shiftable range gear system of an all-wheel distributor gearbox, with only a single electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, √únal Gazyakan, Barbara Schmohl, Dieter Beck
  • Patent number: 6951269
    Abstract: A device for guiding torque of one drive shaft (3) connected with a driving appliance (2) onto a first or a second output shaft (4, 5). A torque fed via the drive shaft (3) can be applied, respectively, to one of the two output shafts (4, 5) depending on a control of a changeover device (6). The changeover device (6) comprises one electromagnetic clutch (7) which can produce a power flow between the drive shaft (3) and the first or the second output shaft (4 or 5). The electromagnetic clutch (7) comprises a coupling element (8) which is guided and displaced in an axially and rotatable manner and is fixedly connected with the drive shaft (3) and depending on a current supply of the electromagnetic clutch (7) produces the power flow between the drive shaft (3) and the first or the second output shaft (4 or 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, √únal Gazyakan, Detlef Baasch, Gerhard Gumpoltsberger, Michael Erenhoch, Barbara Schmohl
  • Patent number: 6827189
    Abstract: The invention proposes an electromagnetically actuated, single-surface friction coupling without a rotor slip-ring, having a rotor element (2), a fixed magnet body (6) and a pot-shaped armature element (28) mounted so that it can be displaced axially. A cylindrical jacket shaped area (28B) of the armature element (28) extends with a narrow air gap along an outer jacket surface (12) of the magnet body (6). Between the armature element (28) and a friction surface (30) of the rotor element there is a working air gap (S) that can be bridged. To keep the moment of inertia on the drive output side as small as possible, it is proposed to arrange the rotor element (2) on the drive output side and the armature element (28) on the drive input side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Helmut Fronius
  • Publication number: 20040229278
    Abstract: The invention refers to a protein from plasma membrane of adipocytes. The protein has specific binding affinity to phosphoinositoylglycans. It regulates glucose uptake by circumventing the insulin signaling cascade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Guenter Mueller, Wendelin Frick, Stefan Petry, Rudolf Schneider, Matthias Urmann
  • Publication number: 20040144609
    Abstract: In an electromagnetically actuated dual clutch-brake combination (8), a drive input shaft (2) can be optionally engaged in drive connection with a first drive output shaft (4) or with a second drive output shaft (6). The second drive output shaft (6) is associated with an electromagnetic brake (52), which is provided in order to immobilize the second drive output shaft (6), whereas the first drive output shaft (4) can still be connected to the drive input shaft (2) by an electromagnetic clutch (28, 32). The electromagnetic dual clutch-brake combination is suitable for controlling a variable longitudinal differential lock and a shiftable range gear system of an all-wheel distributor gearbox, with only a single electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Unal Gazyakan, Barbara Schmohl, Dieter Beck
  • Publication number: 20040104095
    Abstract: The invention proposes an electromagnetically actuated, single-surface friction coupling without a rotor slip-ring, having a rotor element (2), a fixed magnet body (6) and a pot-shaped armature element (28) mounted so that it can be displaced axially. A cylindrical jacket shaped area (28B) of the armature element (28) extends with a narrow air gap along an outer jacket surface (12) of the magnet body (6). Between the armature element (28) and a friction surface (30) of the rotor element there is a working air gap (S) that can be bridged. To keep the moment of inertia on the drive output side as small as possible, it is proposed to arrange the rotor element (2) on the drive output side and the armature element (28) on the drive input side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Helmut Fronius
  • Publication number: 20040038246
    Abstract: The invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and to host cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules. Moreover, the invention relates to a polypeptide having PIM-3 activity and having a definite amino acid sequence, as well as to the use of PIM-3 as a screening agent for identifying anti-type 2 diabetes mellitus drugs and for preparing a medicament for the treatment of insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Marc Korn, Guenter Mueller, Rudolf Schneider, Georg Tschank
  • Publication number: 20040026203
    Abstract: A device for guiding torque of one drive shaft (3) connected with a driving appliance (2) onto a first or a second output shaft (4, 5). A torque fed via the drive shaft (3) can be applied, respectively, to one of the two output shafts (4, 5) depending on a control of a changeover device (6). The changeover device (6) comprises one electromagnetic clutch (7) which can produce a power flow between the drive shaft (3) and the first or the second output shaft (4 or 5). The electromagnetic clutch (7) comprises a coupling element (8) which is guided and displaced in an axially and rotatable manner and is fixedly connected with the drive shaft (3) and depending on a current supply of the electromagnetic clutch (7) produces the power flow between the drive shaft (3) and the first or the second output shaft (4 or 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Unal Gazyakan, Detlef Baasch, Gerhard Gumpoltsberger, Michael Erenhoch, Barbara Schmohl
  • Patent number: 6680555
    Abstract: The invention is based on an electromagnetic hysteresis unit (1, 23) with magnetic north pole (4) which are arranged to alternate with magnetic south pole (5) on a magnet body (2, 3) in a peripheral direction (15) about an axis of rotation (14) at a distance from the magnetic south poles (5). The magnet body (2, 3) comprises a magnet coil (6). A hysteresis ring (16) connected with a rotor (17) can be moved with a slight play in relation to the poles (4, 5). It is proposed that the peripheral surfaces of the north pole (4) and south pole (5) lie on the same circle and opposite the same peripheral surface of the hysteresis ring (16). Thereby is created a radial construction space for embedding the hysteresis ring (16) in the rotor (17) which consists of material of good heat conductivity and optionally for providing cooling ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Stefan Unseld
  • Patent number: 6232686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hysteresis brake comprising a hysteresis ring (1) which is rotationally fixed to a roller (9), and a magnetic ring with magnetic poles. The magnetic ring (2) is made of permanent magnetic material and is mounted inside the hysteresis ring (1), wherein the magnetic poles are alternately along the external circumference of the magnet ring (2). The magnetic ring (2) encloses a supporting member (4), which is mounted in a rotationally secured position but which can be axially displaced around the axis by means of a regulating device (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Schneider
  • Patent number: 5881356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the case-hardening of higher-molybdenum-alloy sintered steels.It is provided that, immediately after the sintering, the sintered steels are cooled down to a temperature range at which a minimum portion of .gamma.-iron is present in sintered steel and that the sintered steels are subjected to a heat treatment in this temperature range in the presence of carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: BT-Magnettechnologie GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Bernhard Schelb
  • Patent number: 5873436
    Abstract: An electromagnetic hysteresis brake is provided with a two-part pole ring with an inner and an outer pole ring part (5, 6) and a field coil (10) and further provided with a rotating ring (3) made of a permanent-magnetic material, the ring (3) projects into an annular air gap (11) of the pole ring which is formed between the inner and the outer pole ring parts (5, 6), at least one of the air gaps (12) of the brake is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Schneider
  • Patent number: 5834265
    Abstract: A multifunctional RNA having self-processing activity, the preparation thereof and the use thereof Host cells can be transformed so that they express ribozyme RNA and antisense RNA which are connected with each other via a spacer. The RNA molecules can, for example, be complementary to a certain viral RNA. Plants which have been transformed with genes coding for RNA of this type show a significantly improved resistance to viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hubert Mullner, Eugen Uhlmann, Peter Eckes, Rudolf Schneider, Bernadus Uijtewaal
  • Patent number: 5792926
    Abstract: Virus genes, such as coat protein genes, which confer viral resistance or bring about a reduction in the signs of infection by the corresponding virus can be combined with herbicide-resistance genes, such as the phosphinothricin resistance gene, for the transformation of plants. A combination of a viral gene and a herbicide-resistance gene facilitates the selection of transgenic plants. In addition, in practical field cultivation, the vitality of the plants is increased by the virus tolerance, and an improved plant protection is possible due to the herbicide resistance gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Gunter Donn, Hubert Mullner
  • Patent number: 5707840
    Abstract: A multifunctional RNA having self-processing activity, the preparation thereof and the use thereof.Host cells can be transformed so that they express ribozyme RNA and antisense RNA which are connected with each other via a spacer. The RNA molecules can, for example, be complementary to a certain viral RNA. Plants which have been transformed with genes coding for RNA of this type show a significantly improved resistance to viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hubert Mullner, Eugen Uhlmann, Peter Eckes, Rudolf Schneider, Bernadus Uijtewaal
  • Patent number: 5695335
    Abstract: A primary implant member anchored in the jaw receives a secondary member which is held in the primary member by direct engagement by the head of a screw which bottoms in the primary member and O-ring bridges the radial play between these members in a dental implant. As a result, the retention of the secondary member does not depend on the state of the O-ring and the force with which the O-ring is held. Axial mobility and inclination of the secondary member is also permitted by the O-ring bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Mke Metall- Und Kunststoffwaren Erzeugungsgmbh
    Inventors: Franz Haas, Rudolf Schneider
  • Patent number: 5686388
    Abstract: Concentrated, stable suspension of herbicidally active 1,3,5-triazines in a solution of pyridate in organic solvents or mixtures thereof, in which at 0.degree. C. pyridate is at least 10% by weight soluble and the 1,3,5-triazines are at most 1% by weight soluble, together with emulsifiers, as well as its use and a method for controlling weeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Harald Leitner, Hermann Tramberger, Michael Sturm, Engelbert Auer