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).

  • Publication number: 20240155945
    Abstract: An organic emitter represented by formula (I): having a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of more than 70% electron density localized on the Ar1Ar2N-L unit and having an energy of lower than 4.9 eV in absolute numbers, a HOMO-1 having more than 70% electron density localized on the BD unit and an energy higher than 4.75 eV in absolute numbers, and a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) having more than 70% electron density localized on the BD unit. A compound represented by formula (I), where BD is a group selected from the following formulas: A material for an organic electroluminescence device, which contains the compound. An electronic equipment containing the organic electroluminescence device. A light emitting layer containing at least one host and at least one dopant, where the dopant contains the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Chen LIN, Pierre BOUFFLET, Tilman BEIERLEIN, Thomas SCHAEFER, Peter MURER, Daniela SUSTAC-ROMAN
  • Publication number: 20240153624
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for evaluating electrically conductive objects comprising the steps of: (A) providing a computer-generated model of the object to be evaluated; (B) defining the one-dimensional representation of the object by means of a curve line, “center trajectory”, along the longitudinal axis of the object; (C) defining a number of radii, “blue disks”, along the center trajectory, said radii enclosing the three-dimensional geometry of the object; (D) generating a plurality of auxiliary trajectories using the radii defined in step (C), wherein the totality of the trajectories display the object with respect to its potential to absorb the applied tangential electric field, E-field; and (E) evaluating the tangential E-field at each of the trajectories generated in step (D) and the subsequent statistical preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: MR COMP GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel MURBACH, Thomas DOERING, Gregor SCHAEFERS
  • Publication number: 20240142708
    Abstract: A communication module for a system for transferring data by light beams includes a transmitter for emitting a light beam in which data to be transferred are encoded, and a receiver for receiving a light beam. The transmitter includes a light source, and the receiver includes a light sensor. The transmitter and receiver are disposed offset from each other in a vertical direction. The transmitter emits a light beam in a longitudinal direction. The receiver has a mirror, which can be pivoted about a pivot axis extending in the vertical direction between a folded-out position and a folded-in position. The mirror is disposed such that a light beam incident from the longitudinal direction is deflected toward the light sensor by the mirror in the folded-out position. A system for transferring data by light beams includes at least one first communication module and at least one second communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Zhidong HUA, Thomas SCHÄFER, Andreas WANJEK, Michael ERMERT
  • Publication number: 20240137243
    Abstract: A data communication gateway for a construction machine communication system, including a first, a second, and a third data interface arranged to be mutually interconnected. The first interface is arranged to be connected to a private network of a construction machine, the second interface is arranged to be connected to an attachment network, and the third interface is arranged to be connected to an auxiliary network. A message format table configured in the gateway ECU is indicative of a message formatting relative to a standard message format of the construction machine communication system. The gateway ECU is arranged to receive a message on a source interface out of the first, second, and third interfaces, translate a data content of the message based on the message format table, and forward a message comprising the translated data content onto a destination interface out of the first, second, and third interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas SCHAEFER, Peter BAUER, Christian BALES
  • Publication number: 20240108044
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powderous composition comprising at least one carotenoid and/or one carotenoid derivative, which can be produced easily and which can be used in many fields of application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Stefanie KIRCHEN, Thomas LINDEMANN, Christian SCHAEFER, Roland SCHEX, Thomas ZWICK
  • Publication number: 20240108032
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a feed additive comprising at least a fat-soluble vitamin and a process for its manufacture. Further objects of the present invention are feed comprising such feed additive, as well as methods for supplementation and corresponding uses of such feed additives and feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Christian SCHAEFER, Roland SCHEX, Christos TSEKOU, Thomas ZWICK
  • Publication number: 20240100231
    Abstract: Extracorporeal blood treatment systems and methods to display graphical user interfaces displaying a plurality of fluids areas, each including a flow rate, and displaying adjustment notifications proximate one or more fluid areas. For example, when a user adjusts a flow rate to a limit, one or more notifications may be displayed proximate other flow rates that may be adjusted to modify the limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jonas Schaefer, John O'Mahony, Thomas Lendway
  • Publication number: 20240106681
    Abstract: A data communication gateway for a construction machine communication system, the gateway comprising including a first, a second, and a third data interface arranged to be mutually interconnected, where the mutual interconnect is controlled by a gateway electronic control unit, ECU, wherein the first interface is arranged to be connected to a private network of a construction machine, the second interface is arranged to be connected to an attachment network, and the third interface is arranged to be connected to an auxiliary network, wherein the gateway ECU is arranged to receive a request for hydraulic pressure release on the second interface and to forward the request as a hydraulic pressure release signal on the first interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas SCHAEFER, Peter BAUER
  • Publication number: 20240092275
    Abstract: An electronic unit for a vehicle, comprising surface elements arranged next to one another with a visible surface side and a surface underside is disclosed. The surface elements are fixed in a housing. The housing has a top side facing the surface underside and an underside, wherein a carrier plate is provided. Each housing on its underside has at least one protruding fixing element for fixing the surface elements to the carrier plate. The carrier plate connects the surface elements together, wherein each fixing element has an index element arranged on the fixing element between the carrier plate and the underside and is releasably connected to the fixing element. The index elements are connected to the carrier plate by substance bonding so each surface element is releasably fixed to the carrier plate, and wherein by the index elements, the surface elements are arranged relative to and level with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Huth, Thomas Schaper, Jörg Thomas, Doris Schäfer, Sergej Wittmeier, David Saar
  • Publication number: 20240090564
    Abstract: Features relating to a vaporizer body are provided. The vaporizer body may include an outer shell that includes an inner region defined by an outer shell sidewall. A support structure is configured to fit within the inner region of the outer shell. The support structure includes a storage region defined by a top support structure, a bottom support structure, a bottom cap, and a gasket. An integrated board assembly is configured to fit within the storage region of the support structure. The integrated board assembly may include a printed circuit board assembly formed of multiple layers that form a rigid structure and that include an inner, flexible layer. A first antenna is integrated at a proximal end of the flexible layer, and a second antenna is integrated at a distal end of the flexible layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    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: 20240043453
    Abstract: Specific heterocyclic compounds, a material, preferably an emitter material, for an organic electroluminescence device containing the specific heterocyclic compounds, an electronic equipment containing the organic electroluminescence device, a light emitting layer containing at least one host and at least one dopant, where the dopant contains at least one of the heterocyclic compounds, and the use of the heterocyclic compounds in an organic electroluminescence device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas SCHAEFER, Peter MURER, Yuichi NISHIMAE
  • Patent number: 11888517
    Abstract: In a method for a data transmission between first and second modules, and a system having mobile parts for performing the method: the time bases of the first and second modules are synchronized; transmitters of the first module emit a light signal pulse individually one after the other and/or in numbered order in a respective time range; the particular receiver of the second module at which the strongest receive signal occurs is determined, the particular time range and/or the number of the particular time range being determined in which the strongest receive signal occurs; the determined time range and/or the determined number is/are transmitted from the second module to the first module; and the transmitter of the first module associated with the determined time range and/or to the determined number is determined and used for the subsequent data transmission from the first module to the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Wanjek, Steffen Storck, Zhidong Hua, Thomas Schäfer, Josef Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20240003187
    Abstract: A stair system for a working machine having an upper carriage and a lower carriage pivotable against each other includes a foldable ladder movable between an upper end position and a lower end position, wherein in the upper end position the ladder is arrangeable at the working machine in a way that moving and pivoting of the working machine is not disturbed and wherein in the lower end position the ladder is able to provide access to the upper carriage, such as to a cabin, of the working machine; a control system comprising at least one alignment sensor indicating alignment of the upper and lower carriage and a controller which is able to block or enable a movement of the foldable ladder based on an output of the alignment sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Kai Lauer, Peter Bauer, Thomas Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20230416278
    Abstract: Specific heterocyclic compounds and/or a material, preferably an emitter material, may be used for an organic electroluminescence device including such specific heterocyclic compound(s), e.g., of formula (I) Such a device may include such specific heterocyclic compounds, electronic equipment may include such a device, and a light emitting layer may include host(s) and dopant(s), wherein the dopant includes at least one of such specific heterocyclic compounds. The compound of formula (I) may be used in an organic electroluminescence device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Annemarie WOLLEB, Thomas SCHAEFER, Yuichi NISHIMAE, Daniela SUSTAC-ROMAN
  • Patent number: 11845642
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Serdal Ayhan, Andreas Wanjek, Zhidong Hua, Thomas Schäfer, Josef Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20230391551
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Forrest BUZAN, Edward A. MACDONALD, Taylor A. APGAR, Thomas A. SCHAEFER, Melanie ZIEGLER, Russell G. BARBOUR
  • Patent number: 11839140
    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 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    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
  • Patent number: 11789462
    Abstract: A system includes vehicles, a central control unit, and a stationary transceiver module connected to the central control unit via a bidirectional communications channel. Each has a transceiver module for bidirectional communication with the stationary transceiver module and/or a vehicle. The transceiver module has a controllable light source and a light sensor. The central control unit transmits driving orders to the vehicles via the stationary transceiver module. A first vehicle that is located within the spatial transmission area of the stationary transceiver module forwards a driving order to a second vehicle that is located outside the spatial transmission area of the stationary transceiver module, and the second vehicle transmits data via the first vehicle and the stationary transceiver module to the central control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef Schmidt, Zhidong Hua, Thomas Schäfer
  • Patent number: 11774549
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Serdal Ayhan, Thomas Schäfer
  • Patent number: 11761191
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Thomas Schaefer