Patents by Inventor Stefan Schmidt

Stefan 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: 20210163304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a pulverulent, porous crystalline metal silicate, comprising the following steps: a) hydrothermal synthesis in an aqueous mixture comprising (A) at least one silicon source, (B) at least one metal source and (C) at least one mineralizer to obtain an aqueous suspension comprising a porous crystalline metal silicate as reaction product; and b) calcination of the reaction product, characterized in that the calcination is conducted by means of flame spray pyrolysis at an adiabatic combustion temperature within a range of 450-2200° C., wherein the suspension having a solids content of 70% by weight which is obtained in step a) is sprayed into a flame generated by combustion of a fuel in the presence of oxygen to form a pulverulent, porous crystalline metal silicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Franz SCHMIDT, Johan ANTON, Matthias PASCALY, Andrea HEINROTH, Stefan WIELAND, Heiko MORELL, Peter KRESS, Michael HAGEMANN
  • Patent number: 11021180
    Abstract: A railway road crossing warning system (10) including a railway road crossing control unit (18) that may be selectively set to a primary or a secondary mode of operation is provided. In the primary mode of operation, the railway road crossing control unit is responsive to a primary activation signal (21) received from a primary activation-signal source (22), such as a positive train control (PTC) system. In the event the primary activation signal from the primary activation-signal source is not available, railway road crossing control unit (18) is set to the secondary mode of operation, where the railway road crossing control unit is responsive to one or more signals (25) received from a secondary activation-signal source (26) including a railway-vehicle sensing system (28) electrically-decoupled from a railroad track (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Harp, Holger Schmidt, Stefan Fritschi, Jay Yocum
  • Patent number: 10995018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for treating a liquid with a plasma, wherein the device (10) has a high-voltage electrode (20) as well as a liquid-permeable ground electrode device (30). The ground electrode device (30) has a flat, conductive region (32) and a porous region (34) arranged on the flat, conductive region (32), wherein the conductive region (32) is liquid-permeable along its flat extension. A discharge space (40) is formed between the ground electrode device (30) and the high-voltage electrode (20). A first dielectric (50) is arranged on the high-voltage electrode (20) so that a plasma can be generated in the discharge space (40) by means of a dielectric barrier discharge. Moreover, the device (10) has an initial flow volume (60) into which the liquid (12) can be conducted, and that is surrounded by a wall (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR PLASMAFORSCHUNG UND TECHNOLOGIE E.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Ronny Brandenburg, Manfred Stieber, Stefan Horn, Michael Schmidt, Thomas Von Woedtke, Jörn Winter
  • Publication number: 20210118630
    Abstract: A switching element for a tap changer, the switching element having a vacuum interrupter that includes a movable contact, a plunger connected with the movable contact, and a housing, in the interior of which, the movable contact is arranged. The switching element also has an actuator configured to actuate the plunger and thereby actuate the movable contact; and a guide. The guide is arranged outside of the housing and is attached to the actuator such that, when actuation of the movable contact takes place, the guide is configured to move therewith. The guide surrounds the housing at least in part, and at least a sub-region of the guide bears against the housing such that, when the movable contact is actuated, the sub-region is moved along the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Herold, Klaus Hoepfl, Eduard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10976909
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an operating module for dynamically creating the user interface on the operating module for controlling and operating a machine of the food industry, in particular the beverage industry. The operating module comprises a plurality of operating elements having attributes, which can assume the value of a parameter and can be activated or deactivated depending on the user. By means of an operating module context, operating elements having certain attributes and values can be selected in order to be displayed on the operating module. The invention further relates to a method for dynamically creating and displaying an operating interface for operating a machine of the food industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Theodor Bielmeier, Sebastian Vogl, Raymon Seidl, Timo Pronold, Thomas Stauber, Johannes Boehm, Stefan Schmidt, Pino-Giuseppe Palumbo
  • Publication number: 20210026331
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container-processing system and to a method having safety-oriented management of settings for a container-processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventors: Theodor BIELMEIER, Timo PRONOLD, Pino-Guiseppe PALUMBO, Thomas STAUBER, Stefan SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10899210
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a component mounting system comprising an electric component module having a placement bolt; a holding case for accommodating the component module; and an extraction device for pulling the component module out of the holding case, said extraction device having an opening for placing the extraction device onto the placement bolt of the component module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Henkel, Stefan Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10883549
    Abstract: A plurality of annular clutch disks (12) is manufactured by blanking or die-cutting a flat sheet metal strip (2) during which the flat sheet metal strip (2) is advanced relative to a blanking or cutting tool along a feed direction between individual blanking or cutting processes with the blanking or cutting tool in order to form the annular clutch disks (12) from the flat sheet metal strip (2). Each of the annular clutch disks (12) is asymmetric with respect to a center point of a respective ring and includes an axis of symmetry (18) which is not orthogonal to the feed direction of the flat sheet metal strip. Each of the annular clutch disks (12) is axially symmetric at least to such an extent that each of the annular clutch disks (12) is installable in a multi-disk clutch (26) in precisely one first installation position (A) and in one second installation position (B). The second installation position results from the first installation position via turning over about the axis of symmetry (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Schmidt, Derk Langenkaemper
  • Publication number: 20200399564
    Abstract: Catechol-group-containing polymers with amine or amide functionality, containing at least one repeating unit of the formula (I) and at least one repeating unit of the formula (II) and optionally further repeating units The repeating units of the formula (II) are different from the repeating units of the formula (I) and the molar ratio of the units of the formula (I) to the units of the formula (II) is in the range from 0.5-to-1 to 4-to-1, are suitable for the dirt-repellent finishing of substrate surfaces, particularly surfaces of textiles, glass, ceramics or plastics. The polymers have an excellent adhesion to these surfaces, so that during cleaning of a substrate surface they adsorb to the substrate surface from the aqueous cleaning or washing liquor and realize their effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nils Wedler, Christian Kropf, Laura Hartmann, Stefan Schmidt, Lukas Fischer, Alexander Strzelczyk
  • Publication number: 20200217891
    Abstract: A testing device and a method for testing a device under test are provided. The testing device comprises at least two signal generators, at least two numerically controlled oscillators, at least two white gaussian noise generators, at least two digital filters, each of which comprising a respective transfer function Hi? at least two adders, at least two digital-to-analog converters, and an analog processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10705909
    Abstract: A RAID (redundant array of independent storage devices) storage system where a file is stored at a physical protection level corresponding to a RAID protection level defined by metadata included in and/or with the file to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Diederich, Thorsten Muehge, Erik Rueger, Stefan Schmidt, Rainer Wolafka
  • Patent number: 10680723
    Abstract: A measuring device comprising a channel simulator is provided. The channel simulator is adapted to simulate multipath propagation by modifying a first measuring signal, using a plurality of taps defined by tap parameters, resulting in a second measuring signal. The measuring device moreover comprises a parameter modifier, adapted to modify input tap parameters, resulting in the tap parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10574101
    Abstract: A rotor for an electric rotating machine, in particular a synchronous machine, includes a shaft and at least one pole shoe. The shaft has a first contact surface and the at least one pole shoe has a second contact surface. The first contact surface has a first profile and the second contact surface has a second profile corresponding to the first profile, with the first profile of the first contact surface lying on the corresponding second profile of the second contact surface in an interlocking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Kümmlee, Stefan Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10539092
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine with at least one cylinder having a cylinder barrel that forms a guide for a piston associated with the cylinder. The cylinder barrel is only partially formed by a cylinder wall of a crankcase or of a cylinder liner fastened to the crankcase. The cylinder barrel, in a central region as seen in the cylinder axial direction, is formed by the cylinder wall. The cylinder wall, in an upper region of the cylinder barrel adjoining the central region and/or in a lower region adjoining the central region, has an encompassing recess into which is inserted a one-piece or multi-piece annular sliding element, the radially inner wall of which forms a part of the cylinder barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAN Truck & Bus AG
    Inventors: Peter Scharf, Stefan Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190363593
    Abstract: A rotor for an electric rotating machine, in particular a synchronous machine, includes a shaft and at least one pole shoe. The shaft has a first contact surface and the at least one pole shoe has a second contact surface. The first contact surface has a first profile and the second contact surface has a second profile corresponding to the first profile, with the first profile of the first contact surface lying on the corresponding second profile of the second contact surface in an interlocking manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Kümmlee, STEFAN SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10448667
    Abstract: A closing system, of a hookah (01), has a first closing element (13), which can be attached to a water base (02) of the hookah (01), and a second closing element (16), which includes at least one connecting opening for at least one hookah hose (12) and at least one continuous opening (22) for a connection permeable to air between the water base (02) and a hookah stem (07), arranged directly or indirectly at a second closing element (16). The second closing element (16) has an essentially cylindrical portion (18), which can be inserted into a recess in the first closing element (13) and is complementary in shape and function to the cylindrical portion (18). The cylindrical portion (18) includes an indentation (31) in an area of an outer wall, a displaceable locking element (35) provided in an inner wall of the recess being detachably engageable in the indentation (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Schmidt Innovations GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Schmidt, Stefan Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190186552
    Abstract: A plurality of annular clutch disks (12) is manufactured by blanking or die-cutting a flat sheet metal strip (2) during which the flat sheet metal strip (2) is advanced relative to a blanking or cutting tool along a feed direction between individual blanking or cutting processes with the blanking or cutting tool in order to form the annular clutch disks (12) from the flat sheet metal strip (2). Each of the annular clutch disks (12) is asymmetric with respect to a center point of a respective ring and includes an axis of symmetry (18) which is not orthogonal to the feed direction of the flat sheet metal strip. Each of the annular clutch disks (12) is axially symmetric at least to such an extent that each of the annular clutch disks (12) is installable in a multi-disk clutch (26) in precisely one first installation position (A) and in one second installation position (B). The second installation position results from the first installation position via turning over about the axis of symmetry (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Schmidt, Derk Langenkaemper
  • Patent number: 10243599
    Abstract: A determination device serves for determining an active channel of a plurality of channels in a wireless signal, wherein adjacent channels overlap each other by a predetermined frequency threshold. The determination device comprises a receiver for receiving the wireless signal and providing a respective digitized signal, a first filter for applying a mean filter to the digitized signal, and a detector for detecting the active channel in the first filtered signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christian Mensing, Stefan Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190020233
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotor (3) for an electric rotating machine (1), in particular a synchronous machine (20), comprising a shaft (5) and at least one pole shoe (7). In order to keep overhead and costs low while achieving high reliability, according to the invention, a metal sheet (8) is placed between the shaft (5) and the pole shoe (7); said metal sheet (8) has a first contact area (12) that is in contact with a contact area (14) on the pole shoe (7), the metal sheet (8) and the pole shoe (7) being made of different materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHMIDT, BENJAMIN GOTTFRIED ULBRICH, MARTIN WESCHALLLA
  • Patent number: D898734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Birkenseer, Reiner Anders, Stefan Schmidt, Thomas Stauber, Timo Pronold