Patents by Inventor Thomas Schäfer

Thomas Schäfer 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).

  • Patent number: 10660733
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an oral hygiene implement having a longitudinal axis, a carrier element mounted for driven movement, a motion transmitter that has a first end for transferring a drive force to the carrier element, which first end is provided at a position being offset from the longitudinal axis, and the motion transmitter has a second end positioned essentially on on the longitudinal axis or is arranged for being positioned essentially on the longitudinal axis during operation, wherein the motion transmitter has a first coupling part comprising the first end, which first coupling part essentially extends along a centre axis arranged at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis, and a second coupling part comprising the second end, which first coupling part is fixedly connected with a first connecting portion of an elastic pivot element that allows that the first coupling part and the second coupling part can pivot with respect to each other at least in a first pivoting plane span
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BRAUN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Schaefer, Jörn Utsch, Thomas Fritsch
  • Patent number: 10656140
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: POCARED Diagnostics LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Publication number: 20200149799
    Abstract: A household refrigeration appliance has a housing and an inner compartment configured in the housing with a cover, which extends along a rear wall of the inner compartment and divides the inner compartment into a storage compartment for chilled goods and a cold air distribution region with a cold air distribution system arranged therein and with a first visible surface formed by the cover and facing an access opening of the inner compartment. The cold air distribution system has a vertical cold air duct segment extending in the direction of a top wall, which is arranged parallel to the rear wall in the longitudinal direction and has a horizontal cold air duct segment branching from the vertical cold air duct segment and extending in the direction of a left or right side wall, which is arranged parallel to the rear wall in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: CLAUDIA WEISS, THOMAS SCHAEFER, FRANK CIFRODELLI, JULIO CESAR SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20200140593
    Abstract: A mixture includes at least two radically curable compounds as a backbone resin, and is useful in reactive resins. In particular, the mixture reduces the viscosity of such reactive resin-containing mixtures and thus the dispensing forces required for ejecting the reactive resin components produced therefrom. The mixture also increases the performance of the reactive resins containing such mixtures and of the reactive resin components produced therefrom. Further, said reactive resins and the reactive resin components thereof are useful for construction purposes, in particular for chemical fastening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Georg Nickerl, Jens Bunzen, Beate Gnass, Gerald Gaefke, Thomas Bürgel, Klaus Schaefers
  • Publication number: 20200123129
    Abstract: The present invention provides triazolone compounds of general formula (I): in which R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are as defined herein, methods of preparing said compounds, intermediate compounds useful for preparing said compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and combinations comprising said compounds and the use of said compounds for manufacturing pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases, in particular of hyperproliferative disorders, as a sole agent or in combination with other active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGELLSCHAFT, THE BROAD INSTITUTE, INC., PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stefan Nikolaus GRADL, Duy NGUYEN, Knut EIS, Judith GÜNTHER, Timo STELLFELD, Andreas JANZER, Sven CHRISTIAN, Thomas MÜLLER, Sherif El SHEIKH, Han Jie ZHOU, Changjia ZHAO, David B. SYKES, Steven James FERRARA, Kery LIU, Michael KRÖBER, Claudia MERZ, Michael NIEHUES, Martina SCHÄFER, Katja ZIMMERMANN, Carl Friedrich NISING
  • Patent number: 10622866
    Abstract: An electrically driven device includes a housing, an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin connected to the drive shaft eccentrically with respect to the rotary axis, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis and mounted in the housing for a pivoting about the second rotary axis. The driven shaft is indirectly coupled to the drive shaft by a gear mechanism converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating pivoting motion of the driven shaft. The gear mechanism includes a cross slider having a sliding support extending perpendicular to the first rotary axis and receiving the drive pin. The cross slider is guided in the housing by a parallel lever in the form of a parallelogram by at least two pivotable links. The driven shaft is coupled to the cross slider by one of the said links, thereby converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating pivoting of the driven shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BRAUN GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Fritsch, Andreas Kramp, Norbert Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10611483
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for a transport vehicle has at least one first passenger seat or row of seats having a first backrest, at least one second passenger seat having a second backrest which, by its rear side, faces the rear side of the first backrest, and a seat supporting frame. The seat supporting frame comprises a first backrest reinforcing strut which is arranged along the first backrest at a first inclination angle with respect to the horizontal, and a second backrest reinforcing strut which is arranged along the second backrest at a second inclination angle, supplementary to the first inclination angle, with respect to the horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Starke, Michael Harriehausen, Thomas Lerche, Bastian Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20200095215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of the compounds II from the respective oxo compounds. Furthermore, the invention relates to a process for the preparation of triazole compounds from oxiranes II.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas ZIERKE, Joachim GEBHARDT, Peter SCHAEFER, Uwe Josef VOGELBACHER, Michael RACK, Jan Klaas LOHMANN
  • Patent number: 10584126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula(I), a process for their production and their use in electronic devices, especially electroluminescent devices. When used as charge transport material and/or host material for phosphorescent emitters in electroluminescent devices, the compounds of formula I may provide improved efficiency and reduced driving voltage of electroluminescent devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Nishimae, Julia Kohlstedt, Thomas Schaefer, Hideaki Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10584178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bispecific HER2 antibodies, novel HER2 antibody variants, methods for their production, pharmaceutical compositions containing said antibodies, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca Croasdale-Wood, Lydia Jasmin Hanisch, Guy Georges, Thomas Hofer, Ralf Hosse, Christian Klein, Ekkehard Moessner, Samuel Moser, Wolfgang Schaefer, Juergen Michael Schanzer, Werner Scheuer, Claudio Sustmann, Pablo Umana
  • Publication number: 20200054302
    Abstract: An imaging system includes radiation source that emits radiation that traverses an examination region and a portion of a subject therein and a detector array that detects radiation that traverses the examination region and the portion of the subject therein and generates a signal indicative thereof. A volume scan parameter recommender recommends at least one spectral scan parameter value for a volume scan of the portion of the subject based on a spectral decomposition of first and second 2D projections acquired by the radiation source and detector array. The first and second 2D projections have different spectral characteristics. A console employs the recommended at least one spectral scan parameter value to perform the volume scan of the portion of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: DIRK SCHAEFER, AXEL THRAN, THOMAS KOEHLER
  • Publication number: 20200049868
    Abstract: A mirror, a mirror substrate, a method for producing are provided. The mirror substrate is made of a material having a coefficient of mean linear thermal expansion of less than or equal to 1*10?6/K. The mirror substrate includes at least one feature selected from a group consisting of: a ratio of a lateral dimension to a maximum thickness of at least 100, a ratio of the lateral dimension to the maximum thickness of at least 150, a ratio of the lateral dimension to the maximum thickness of at least 200, a ratio of the lateral dimension to the maximum thickness of at least 300, a weight per unit area of 100 kg/m2 or less, a weight per unit area of 50 kg/m2 or less, a weight per unit area of 30 kg/m2 or less, a weight per unit area of 15 kg/m2 or less, a mirror surface with a roughness (Ra) of at most 3.5 ?m, and a mirror surface with a roughness (Ra) of less than 1.2 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Martin Schaefer, Marco Weisenburger, Volker Seibert, Thomas Westerhoff
  • Patent number: 10525526
    Abstract: A method for producing a feeder (10) that is intended for use in a casting mold used for the casting of metals and comprises a feeder body (11), which encloses an inner cavity (25) as a feeder volume, consists of an exothermic and/or insulating material, has at least one lateral wall region (12) and a bottom region (13) with a feeder opening (14) arranged therein for connecting the inner cavity (25) of the feeder body (11) to the mold cavity of the casting mold during the casting operation and has a mesh-like fabric consisting of a refractory material covering over the feeder opening (14) therein, is characterized in that, in the course of the production of the feeder in a core shooter, a piece of fabric (21) of the mesh-like fabric is positioned in a pattern device (17) forming the shape of the feeder (10) in a core box (30) of the core shooter, in such a way that the peripheral region (22) of the piece of fabric (21) positioned in the bottom region (13) of the later feeder (10) is at least partially bent up
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GTP Schäfer Giesstechnische Produkte GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Schäfer, Thomas Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10527176
    Abstract: A seat valve with electromagnetic actuation having switching noises during closure of the seat valve should be noticeably reduced independently of a temperature of a fluid in the seat valve, without considerably increasing the production costs of the seat valve. A sealing body of the seat valve is produced from a plastic which is selected from the group (PEEK, PEI, PASU and LCP), and the flow of force for fastening and for transmitting structure-borne sound from a sealing seat to a fastening surface has at least one transition from a metallic component to a component composed of plastic and a transition from the component composed of plastic to a fastening surface of some other metallic component. The seat valve may be used in hydraulic brake systems of vehicles, but also in gear mechanisms or hydraulic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Thomas Magnete GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Petri, Stefan Pilz, Thomas Lütz, Marco Jung, Willi Schäfer, Julia Bieler
  • Patent number: 10519122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of the compounds II from the respective oxo compounds. Furthermore, he invention relates to a process for the preparation of triazole compounds from oxiranes II.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Agro B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Zierke, Joachim Gebhardt, Peter Schaefer, Uwe Josef Vogelbacher, Michael Rack, Jan Klaas Lohmann
  • Publication number: 20190382455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fusion molecules that have binding specificity for pyoverdine type I, II and III and pyochelin and can be used in various applications, including diagnostic and/or therapeutic applications, for example, to inhibit or reduce growth of P. aeruginosa and/or to prevent or treat P. aeruginosa biofilm infection as well as diseases or disorders associated with P. aeruginosa biofilm infection. The present invention also concerns methods of producing the fusion molecules described herein as well as compositions and kits comprising such fusion molecules. The present invention further relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding the fusion molecules described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Carsten Corvey, Heike Stump, Jochen Kruip, Christian Lange, Ingo Focken, Dorothea Rat, Thomas Stuedemann, Hans-Falk Rasser, Juergen Schaefer, Bernard Calandra, Astrid Rey, Michael Mourez, Laurent Fraisse, Christine Rothe, Andrea Allersdorfer, Alexander Wiedenmann, Marlon Hinner, Bradley Lunde, Kristian Jensen, Martin Hülsmeyer
  • Publication number: 20190375747
    Abstract: The present invention provides triazolone compounds compounds of general formula (I): in which R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are as defined herein, methods of preparing said compounds, intermediate compounds useful for preparing said compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and combinations comprising said compounds and the use of said compounds for manufacturing pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases, in particular of hyperproliferative disorders, as a sole agent or in combination with other active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicants: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGELLSCHAFT, THE BROAD INSTITUTE, INC., PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stefan Nikolaus GRADL, Duy NGUYEN, Knut EIS, Judith GÜNTHER, Timo STELLFELD, Andreas JANZER, Sven CHRISTIAN, Thomas MUELLER, Sherif El SHEIKH, Han Jie ZHOU, Changjia ZHAO, David B. SYKES, Steven James FERRARA, Kery LIU, Simon Anthony HERBERT, Claudia MERZ, Michael NIEHUES, Carl Friedrich NISING, Martina SCHÄFER, Katja ZIMMERMANN, Jörg KNÄBLEIN, Kai THEDE, Thomas FAUPEL
  • Publication number: 20190379256
    Abstract: A fan arrangement includes a fan and toothed ring, and a converter motor includes a fan arrangement. The fan includes a base body on which fan blades are premolded, and the fan includes an annular region, which is premolded on the side of the fan blades facing away from the base body. The toothed ring is situated within the annular region, and thus, in particular, is set apart from the base body, and thus, in particular, is set apart from the base body via the fan blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Josef SCHMIDT, Firat ALTAN, Thomas ZÖLLER, Jens SCHÄFER, Christian SCHUMANN, Matthias HAUCK
  • Publication number: 20190364969
    Abstract: A vaporizer device may include a pressure sensor and an ambient pressure sensor. The pressure sensor may be configured to measure a first pressure in an air flow path in the vaporizer device. The ambient pressure sensor may be configured to measure a second pressure corresponding to an atmospheric pressure. The vaporizer device may further include a controller. The controller may be configured to transition the vaporizer device to a first standby mode when the first pressure is equal to or greater than the second pressure for a first threshold quantity of time. While the vaporizer device is in the first standby mode, the controller may be further configured to transition the vaporizer device to a second standby mode when the second pressure is a threshold quantity greater than the first pressure and no motion event is detected for a second threshold quantity of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Fu, Christopher Loental, Marko Markovic, Alexander Weiss, Alexander Ringrose, David Carlberg, Robyn Nariyoshi, Devin Spratt, Nicholas J. Hatton, Yen Jen Chang, Chen Yu Li, Barry Tseng, Prince Wang, Thomas Germann, Andreas Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190369127
    Abstract: Features relating to a vaporizer device including a vaporizer body and a cartridge for connecting to the vaporizer body are provided. The cartridge includes a wireless transceiver positioned proximate a distal end of the cartridge. The wireless transceiver is configured to transmit, receive, and/or store data and to communicate with a subset of remote devices, which may include the vaporizer body and one or more additional devices such as manufacturing, assembly, and filling equipment. The vaporizer body includes wireless communication circuitry that enables communication with remote devices, which may include the cartridge and user devices such as a wireless device. The vaporizer body is configured to identify the cartridge and implement operational instructions and/or apply configuration parameters received from an application and/or based on preset configuration parameters associated with the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Fu, Christopher Loental, Marko Markovic, Alexander Weiss, Alexander Ringrose, David Carlberg, Robyn Nariyoshi, Devin Spratt, Nicholas J. Hatton, Yen Jen Chang, Chen Yu Li, Barry Tseng, Prince Wang, Thomas Germann, Andreas Schaefer