Patents by Inventor Thomas Schaefer

Thomas 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).

  • Patent number: 11001730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel process for preparing isocyanurate-comprising polyisocyanates of (cyclo)aliphatic diisocyanates that are especially stable to color drift in solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Harald Schaefer, Daniel Flojhar, Jens Scheidel, Thomas Genger, Matthias Kroner, Sebastian Emmerling, Guillermo Arens
  • Patent number: 11001444
    Abstract: An automated storage and retrieval system including at least one autonomous rover for transferring payload within the system and including a communicator, a multilevel storage structure, each level allowing traversal of the at least one autonomous rover, at least one registration station disposed at predetermined locations on each level and being configured to communicate with the communicator to at least receive rover identification information, and a controller in communication with the at least one registration station and configured to receive the at least rover identification information and at least one of register the at least one autonomous rover as being on a level corresponding to a respective one of the at least one registration station or deregister the at least one autonomous rover from the system, where the controller effects induction of the at least one autonomous rover into a predetermined rover space on the level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Symbotic LLC
    Inventors: Forrest Buzan, Edward A. MacDonald, Taylor A. Apgar, Thomas A. Schaefer, Melanie Ziegler, Russell G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 11002752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a cooling, heating and fan arrangement for maintaining a predetermined optimum temperature of the samples during testing; a visual, circumferential and axial alignment system for aligning the samples within the carousel; a transfer system for transferring the samples from the carousel to the centrifuge; a balancing system of minimizing the rotational vibrations of the centrifuge; a safety system and anti-tipping design for the sample containing system; liquid dispensing arms for dispensing the buffered saline solution; and discharge ports for discharging and disposing of the liquid removed from the samples to a location external of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: POCARED Diagnostics LTD., Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Publication number: 20210127719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aroma mixture or a foodstuff comprising an ionone or a related compound as well as an alkylated 1,4-pyrazine. Hereby, the unpleasant taste and odor of biogenic amines can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Johannes Kiefl, Uwe Schaefer, Birgit Kohlenberg, Thomas Henze, Stephanie Korte
  • Publication number: 20210129212
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a filter feeder intended for insertion into a casting mold used for casting metals, the filter feeder has a feeder body comprising an inner feeder volume, consisting of an exothermic and/or insulating material, with a lateral wall region and with a bottom region comprising a feeder opening for connecting the feeder volume to a casting cavity. A filter element is fixed in the feeder body of the filter feeder. The invention also concerns a device suitable for carrying out the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Schäfer, Jörg Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20210126207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal-carbene complexes comprising a central atom selected from iridium and platinum, and diazabenzimidazolocarbene ligands, to organic light diodes which comprise such complexes, to light-emitting layers comprising at least one such metal-carbene complex, to a device selected from the group comprising illuminating elements, stationary visual display units and mobile visual display units comprising such an OLED and to the use of such a metal-carbene complex in OLEDs, for example as emitter, matrix material, charge transport material and/or charge or exciton blocker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver Molt, Nicolle Langer, Evelyn Fuchs, Korinna Dormann, Christian Schildknecht, Soichi Watanabe, Gerhard Wagenblast, Christian Lennartz, Thomas Schaefer, Heinz Wolleb, Teresa Marina Figueira Duarte, Stefan Metz, Peter Murer
  • Publication number: 20210123226
    Abstract: The invention described herein is that of an outdoor drain filter useful for maintaining the operability of an outdoor drain despite the accumulation of debris that would otherwise obstruct the outdoor drain, resulting in flood prevention of surrounding areas. The outdoor drain filter of the present invention is placed above and around an existing outdoor drain or may be integral with a drain cover or drain reservoir. The outdoor drain filter comprises upper and side filtration means allowing the free flow of water therethrough. The outdoor drain filter further comprises a diverter comprising at least one air vent and at least one lateral pipe that defines a maximum water level to which water will accumulate around the outdoor drain before being diverted into the drain through the diverter. The outdoor drain filter may a manufactured unit or of modular construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Thomas Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20210115965
    Abstract: A drive shaft has a tubular member extending between axial ends and being hollow. The tubular member is formed of a thermoplastic matrix with embedded fibers. At least one ring member is positioned radially of the tubular member. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Brayton Reed, Joyel M. Schaefer, Michael King, Kevin Thomas Gryk
  • Publication number: 20210112964
    Abstract: A personal hygiene device has a handle and a treatment head pivotably connected with the handle. Applying a treatment force against the treatment head causes a pivoting of the treatment head relative to the handle. A sensor, such as, e.g., a Hall sensor, fixedly secured with respect to one of the handle and the treatment head, measures a measurement variable. A sensor cooperation unit defines or influences the measurement variable in dependence on the relative position of the sensor and the sensor cooperation unit, such e.g., as a sensor permanent magnet, fixedly secured relative to one of the handle and the treatment head. A spring unit defines a rest position of the treatment head when no treatment force is applied. The spring unit has a first spring constant in the treatment direction and a second spring constant in a lateral direction, the second spring constant being at least about two times higher than the first spring constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Norbert SCHAEFER, Thomas FRITSCH, Andreas KRAMP, Andreas LARSCHEID, Marc KUNZ, Robert SCHÄFER
  • Patent number: 10969158
    Abstract: A household refrigerator has a receiving space for food, a back panel delimiting the receiving space at the back, a no-frost unit, and an air channel arranged behind the back panel and connected to the no-frost unit and has an outlet opening by which cold air from the no-frost unit can be introduced into the receiving space. A suction opening is provided by way of which air can be sucked out of the receiving space by the no-frost unit. The outlet opening and the suction opening are arranged at different levels. A baffle plate is arranged vertically between the outlet opening and the suction opening. The plate is arranged on the back panel and extends forwards in the direction of a loading opening, so cold air blown into the receiving space via the outlet opening flows around a leading edge of the baffle plate that faces the loading opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Lindel, Thomas Schaefer, Marcus Wehlauch
  • Publication number: 20210083200
    Abstract: A compound of the general formula a process for the production of the compound and its use in electronic devices, especially electroluminescent devices. Improved efficiency, stability, manufacturability, or spectral characteristics of electroluminescent devices are provided when the compound of formula I is used as host material for phosphorescent emitters in electroluminescent devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Schaefer, Flavio Luiz Benedito, Ute Heinemeyer, Nicolle Langer, Heinz Wolleb, Teresa Marina Figueira Duarte, Soichi Watanabe, Christian Lennartz, Gerhard Wagenblast, Annemarie Wolleb, Kristina Bardon
  • Publication number: 20210066599
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following formula (1), wherein one or more pairs among R12 and R13, R13 and R14, R14 and R15, R16 and R17, R17 and R18, and R18 and R19 independently form a ring represented by the following formula (2A) or a ring represented by the following formula (2B), or do not form a ring represented by the following formula (2A) and do not form a ring represented by the following formula (2B); and one of R12 to R28 is bonded with L2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki NAKANO, Ryota TAKAHASHI, Keita SEDA, Tomoki KATO, Hidetsugu IKEDA, Thomas SCHAEFER, Peter MURER, Carsten ROTHE
  • Publication number: 20210062078
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following formula (1), wherein in the formula (1), at least one of R1 to R8 is a group represented by the following formula (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki KATO, Keita SEDA, Ryota TAKAHASHI, Hidetsugu IKEDA, Yuki NAKANO, Thomas SCHAEFER, Peter MURER, Carsten ROTHE
  • Patent number: 10934262
    Abstract: The present invention relates electroluminescent devices, comprising a compound of the formula especially as host for phosphorescent compounds. The hosts may function with phosphorescent materials to provide improved efficiency, stability, manufacturability, or spectral characteristics of electroluminescent devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Frederique Wendeborn, Beat Schmidhalter, Thomas Schäfer, Peter Murer, Kristina Bardon
  • Publication number: 20210047162
    Abstract: In a method for operating a system, and a system, the system includes a mobile part drivable on a driving surface, and a load carrier. The mobile part includes a radar sensor connected to a control of the mobile part. The frequency spectrum of an intermediate frequency signal is determined, and, using pattern recognition, the frequency spectrum is compared with stored pattern samples, and the result of the comparison is conveyed to the control. The control actuates actuators such as a drive and/or steering unit of the mobile part as a function of the result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Serdal AYHAN, Andreas WANJEK, Zhidong HUA, Thomas SCHÄFER, Josef SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20210048509
    Abstract: In a mobile part having at least one module, and a method for operating a mobile part, the mobile part is able to be moved on a driving surface, and the module includes a controllable illumination device. The illumination device is provided and/or situated in elongated form along a planar curve, in particular, a line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Serdal AYHAN, Thomas SCHÄFER
  • Patent number: 10916716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal-carbene complexes comprising a central atom selected from iridium and platinum, and diazabenzimidazolocarbene ligands, to organic light diodes which comprise such complexes, to light-emitting layers comprising at least one such metal-carbene complex, to a device selected from the group comprising illuminating elements, stationary visual display units and mobile visual display units comprising such an OLED and to the use of such a metal-carbene complex in OLEDs, for example as emitter, matrix material, charge transport material and/or charge or exciton blocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Oliver Molt, Nicolle Langer, Evelyn Fuchs, Korinna Dormann, Christian Schildknecht, Soichi Watanabe, Gerhard Wagenblast, Christian Lennartz, Thomas Schaefer, Heinz Wolleb, Teresa Marina Figueira Duarte, Stefan Metz, Peter Murer
  • Publication number: 20210021342
    Abstract: A system includes a first mobile part and a second mobile part, each being able to be moved in a movement plane of an installation. The first mobile part has corner modules at its outer corner areas, and the second mobile part also has corner modules at its outer corner areas. Each corner module has an electronic circuit together with transmitters and receivers such that modulated light is able to be emitted with the aid of the transmitters, and modulated light is able to be detected and demodulated with the aid of the receivers. The receivers have different sensitivities for light from different directions in space, in particular, the receivers of the respective corner module being situated in one plane with respect to this respective corner module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas SCHÄFER, Andreas WANJEK, Zhidong HUA
  • Publication number: 20200389056
    Abstract: In a system having primary conductor sections supplied with alternating current by respective feed-in devices, and having at least one mobile part, and in a method for operating such a system, in which the mobile part has a secondary winding, in particular on its underside, which is able to be, in particular is, inductively coupled with one of the primary conductor sections, the feed-in devices inject respective alternating currents of different frequencies into the primary conductor sections, and the mobile part has a device for acquiring the frequency of the alternating current injected into the primary conductor section inductively coupled with the secondary winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef SCHMIDT, Thomas SCHÄFER, Jens SCHÄFER, Jochen MAHLEIN, Ulrich STOCKENBERGER
  • Patent number: 10862051
    Abstract: A compound of the general formula (I), a process for the production of the compound and its use in electronic devices, especially electroluminescent devices. Improved efficiency, stability, manufacturability, or spectral characteristics of electroluminescent devices are provided when the compound of formula I is used as host material for phosphorescent emitters in electroluminescent devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Schaefer, Flavio Luiz Benedito, Ute Heinemeyer, Nicolle Langer, Heinz Wolleb, Teresa Marina Figueira Duarte, Soichi Watanabe, Christian Lennartz, Gerhard Wagenblast, Annemarie Wolleb, Kristina Bardon