Patents by Inventor Thomas Beck

Thomas Beck 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: 20210309096
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an electric machine (EM1), a first input shaft (GW1), a second input shaft (GW2), an output shaft (GWA), two planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), and at least five shift elements (A, B, C, D, E). Different gears are implementable by selectively actuating the at least five shift elements (A, B, C, D, E) and, in addition, in interaction with the electric machine (EM1), different operating modes are implementable. A drive train for a motor vehicle with such a transmission (G) and a method for operating same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Johannes Kaltenbach, Matthias Horn, Fabian Kutter, Thomas Martin, Uwe Griesmeier
  • Publication number: 20210302682
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes an enclosure defining an interior. A first fiber optic adapter is provided at the enclosure. A spool is provided at an exterior of the enclosure. A fiber optic cable, which includes a first optical fiber, is wrapped around the spool. A first fiber optic connector is mounted at a first end of the first optical fiber. The first end of the first optical fiber is positioned within the interior of the enclosure. The first fiber optic connector is inserted within the first fiber optic adapter. The enclosure and the spool are configured to rotate in unison about a common axis when the fiber optic cable is unwound from the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Scott C. Kowalczyk, Trevor D. Smith, Jonathan R. Kaml, Thomas G. LeBlanc, Ronald A. Beck
  • Patent number: 11124813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound of general formula I The present invention also relates to a method of producing N-acetyl homoserine and/or derivatives thereof, the method comprising contacting at least one recombinant cell in an aqueous medium with acetate wherein the recombinant cell comprises an increased activity relative to a wild type cell of (a) an enzyme E1, a homoserine dehydrogenase (EC1.1.1.3) and/or an enzyme E5, an aspartokinase (EC2.7.2.4); and (b) an enzyme E2, a homoserine O-acetyl transferase (EC2.3.1.31) and the acetate is maintained at a concentration of at least about 0.001 g/L in the aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Haas, Steffen Schaffer, Thomas Bülter, Simon Beck
  • Publication number: 20210288790
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a system for distributing a private signature key between authorization instances. The method includes registering a plurality of authorization instances in a configuration file and generating host instance key pairs by each of the authorization instances. The method also includes storing the public host keys in the shared database and electing one of the authorization instances to be a signature key leader instance. The method includes generating, by the signature key leader instance, a signature key pair. The signature key pair includes a public signature key and a private signature key. The method also includes storing the public signature key in the shared database and transmitting an encrypted private signature key to a requesting authorization instance of the authorization instances. The method further includes decrypting the encrypted private signature key using the private host key generated by the requesting authorization instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Martin Smolny, Thomas Dürr, Georg Ochs, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Stephen SooHoo
  • Patent number: 11117222
    Abstract: A method is for processing a cooling hole on a workpiece with laser. The cooling hole includes a shaped hole section. The method includes emitting a first laser pulse to a rough processing part in the position of the shaped hole section to be processed on the workpiece according to the geometrical parameters of the shaped hole section so as to remove the material of the workpiece; and emitting a second laser pulse to the processing allowance part beyond the rough processing part of the shaped hole section to be processed according to the geometrical parameters of the shaped hole section so as to remove the material allowance of the workpiece on the processing allowance part. The energy of the first laser pulse is relatively larger than that of the second laser pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Hong Tao Li
  • Patent number: 11121864
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a system for distributing a private signature key between authorization instances. The method includes registering a plurality of authorization instances in a configuration file and generating host instance key pairs by each of the authorization instances. The method also includes storing the public host keys in the shared database and electing one of the authorization instances to be a signature key leader instance. The method includes generating, by the signature key leader instance, a signature key pair. The signature key pair includes a public signature key and a private signature key. The method also includes storing the public signature key in the shared database and transmitting an encrypted private signature key to a requesting authorization instance of the authorization instances. The method further includes decrypting the encrypted private signature key using the private host key generated by the requesting authorization instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Martin Smolny, Thomas Dürr, Georg Ochs, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Stephen SooHoo
  • Publication number: 20210270366
    Abstract: An actuating unit for actuating shift elements of a transmission (G) includes a shaft (1) at least partially configured as a hollow shaft and at least three shift elements (A, B, C, D). At least two of the at least three shift elements are spatially separated from each other by at least one of the three shift elements. A first actuating element (S1) is configured as a hollow shaft and a second actuating element (S2) is guided within the first actuating element (S1). A mechanical coupling of the two actuating elements (S1, S2) with the at least three shift elements (A, B, C) takes place through a plurality of recesses (11, 12, 13) in the shaft (1) and through at least one recess (21) in the first actuating element (S1) in such a way that the at least two shift elements (A, B, C, D) spatially separated from each other are actuatable by precisely one of the two actuating elements (S1, S2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Fabian Kutter, Thomas Martin, Matthias Horn
  • Patent number: 11098063
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel diazabicyclically substituted imidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine derivatives, to methods for producing the same, to the use thereof either alone or in combinations for the treatment and/or prevention of diseases, as well as to their use for preparing medicaments for the treatment and/or prevention of diseases, especially for treatment and/or prevention of breathing disorders, including sleep-related breathing disorders such as obstructive and central sleep apnoea and snoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martina Delbeck, Michael Hahn, Thomas Müller, Klemens Lustig, Karl Collins, Niels Lindner, Janine Nicolai, Moritz Beck-Broichsitter, Udo Albus, Doris Gehring, Björn Rosenstein
  • Patent number: 11093110
    Abstract: Offered is a system and devices that can provide additional functionality to device-to-device messaging. The system may translate message content from one language into other languages depending on the language preferences of the operating users. The system can also enable a user to respond to a message using a graphical user interface (GUI) element and, in response to the selection of that element, enable additional functionality. The additional functionality may include, for example, offering an originator of the message menu options to select different message content (such as different text corresponding to alternate speech recognition results if the message was originally spoken), the option to select a different translation of the original message content (through a back translation operation) or other options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Michael Bossio, Matthew Darren Choate, Kartik Suchindra Babu, Logan Gray Chittenden, John Thomas Beck
  • Publication number: 20210231762
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method for recording diagnostic measurement data of a knee of an examination object in knee imaging by a magnetic resonance device, includes performing an overview scan of the knee of the examination object, wherein overview measurement data is acquired in the overview scan, and performing diagnostic scans of the knee of the examination object based on the acquired overview measurement data, wherein two-dimensional diagnostic measurement data is acquired in the diagnostic scans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicants: Siemens Healthcare GmbH, The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Jan FRITZ, Dingxin WANG, Esther RAITHEL, Thomas BECK, Flavio CARINCI, Mario ZELLER
  • Publication number: 20210207484
    Abstract: A method for coating a part having a surface that has cooling fluid openings that adjoin cooling fluid ducts inside the part. A device analyzes the surface of a part having a surface that has cooling fluid openings which adjoin cooling fluid ducts inside the part, the device being usable in the aforementioned method. The disclosed device and/or the disclosed method is used during the manufacturing and/or overhauling of parts of a turbomachine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Jens Dietrich, Oliver Katzurke, Marcel Krügerke, Andrea Massa, Richard Zimmermann, Sven Kreuziger
  • Patent number: 11039678
    Abstract: A system provides an under belt that includes: a first under belt side including a first hook and loop fastener strip, a second under belt side connected to the first under belt side where the second under belt side includes a first heavy duty material outer portion. The under belt further includes an inner under belt portion disposed between the first under belt side and the second under belt side. The inner under belt portion including padding material. A middle belt includes multiple expandable padding portions. A duty belt includes: a center duty belt portion having a first duty belt side and a second duty belt side, a first elastic end attached to the center duty belt portion and a first belt buckle portion, and a second elastic end attached to the center duty belt portion and a second belt buckle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Thomas Beck
  • Publication number: 20210130946
    Abstract: A method and device for coating a component wherein the cooling fluid ducts contained in the component have to be reopened following the coating step. The component has a first region and a second region, where the first region includes at least one cooling fluid opening having an adjoining cooling fluid channel and where the first region is to be coated with a coating material which is not to be applied in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Jens Dietrich, Oliver Katzurke, Sven Kreuziger, Marcel Krügerke, Andrea Massa, Richard Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10935618
    Abstract: Method for MR imaging of an acquisition region during a patient examination. In order to determine a point spread function, in a prior measurement for each of additional gradient output directions, the method includes choosing, in the acquisition region, a slice lying outside of an isocenter of the MR device, which slice extends in a plane perpendicular to the additional gradient output direction under consideration; following a respective slice-selective excitation of the selected slice, acquiring first calibration data using the additional gradient pulse of the additional gradient output direction under consideration, and acquiring second calibration data omitting the additional gradient pulse in each case along a k-space line, wherein a same timing sequence of additional gradient pulse and readout time window is used as in the MR sequence; and calculating, from the first and second calibration data, the point spread function for the additional gradient output direction under consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Daniel Polak
  • Patent number: 10823799
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus for generating a number of image data sets of an image recording region of an examination object, at least one set of reference magnetic resonance raw data is acquired from the image recording region. Furthermore, a number of magnetic resonance raw data sets are acquired temporally sequentially. At least some of the magnetic resonance raw data sets are recorded with an SMS image recording sequence and a number of image data sets are reconstructed on the basis of the acquired magnetic resonance raw data sets. A number of SMS image data sets are each reconstructed on the basis of one of the magnetic resonance raw data sets recorded with an SMS image recording sequence, and each on the basis of one and the same set of reference magnetic resonance raw data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Beck
  • Patent number: 10825169
    Abstract: An ICA to identify a large number of candidate correlation patterns is carried out based on a time series of image data. The large number of candidate correlation patterns includes a large number of neurophysical events, as well as false patterns owing to noise. The neurophysical events as well as the false patterns are then separated, for example on the basis of a metric, which indicates an intensity of the candidate correlation patterns in a section of the brain, or by a computer-implemented classifier. Techniques of this kind can be used in conjunction with functional magnetic resonance imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Beck
  • Patent number: 10794443
    Abstract: A disc brake for a vehicle, particularly for a commercial vehicle, includes a brake caliper which straddles a brake disc and in which an application device is arranged, a single-piece rotary lever which has an eccentric element, and at least one brake plunger which is designed as a power screw arrangement having a rotational axis and with which, when the rotary lever is actuated, at least one brake pad can be pressed against the brake disc. The rotary lever is arranged in the brake caliper such that it can pivot relative thereto, and is supported directly or by way of one or more elements connected therebetween, on said brake caliper, in at least one support region. The rotary lever, which can pivot relative to the brake plunger, has at least one convexly-formed section on the side thereof that lies opposite the support point on the brake caliper, and this section lies against a matching concave end face in the axial extension of the rotational axis of said power screw arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Wolfgang Pritz, Michael Hidringer, Martin Heindl
  • Patent number: 10792028
    Abstract: The present application relates to a double blade for a surgical retractor having a base body with a substantially cylindrical mounting mandrel for mounting the double blade on a surgical retractor, and at least two blade elements that are so mounted on the base body as to be rotatable and/or displaceable through at least a certain angular range with respect to the base body. Moreover, the present application relates to a blade arrangement in which a double blade is connected to a connecting element of a further double blade, or a single blade. In this case, the at least one double blade or, optionally, the single blade is rotatable with respect to the connecting element. In addition, the application relates to a retractor with a double blade, a blade arrangement or a blade assembly comprising double blades and a blade arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Pedro Morales, Christian Huber
  • Patent number: 10792125
    Abstract: A surgical device for stabilizing tissue or positioning organs, or for positioning and holding surgical instruments and devices during a surgical intervention, includes a main body and a flexible arm. The flexible arm can be fastened to the main body, which can be brought into different positions and/or locations and which can be locked in a desired positioning by a tightening mechanism. The tightening mechanism can be tightened and/or released self-actingly and/or by an energy source. In a locked state of the flexible arm, the tightening mechanism has a retightening reserve, and the flexible arm can be automatically retightened in order to maintain its locked state, in particular by an introduction of energy from the energy source or self-actingly, by utilization of the retightening reserve. A retightening mechanism for use in the surgical device automatically retightens a flexible arm when in a locked state to maintain its locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Dominik Seyfried, Robert Vogtherr
  • Patent number: 10746834
    Abstract: MR image data corresponds to physiological signals. First image data is acquired by the magnetic resonance tomograph. Physiological signal data is acquired, and the first image data is provided with first meta data and the physiological signal data with second meta data. The meta data enables a temporal association to the instant of acquisition and the first image data. The physiological signal data is transmitted to an evaluation computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Beck