Patents by Inventor Thomas Scherer

Thomas Scherer 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: 11454743
    Abstract: The invention concerns an ophthalmic lens having an increased resistance to thermal and hygroscopic stresses, said ophthalmic lens comprising a substrate, at least one main face of which is coated with a siloxane-based anti-abrasion hardcoat, characterized in that said ophthalmic lens further comprises at least one protective layer of an organic-inorganic material directly in contact with said hardcoat, said protective layer of organic-inorganic material having a Young's modulus higher than 20 GPa, preferably of at least 25 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: CORPORATION DE L'ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL, ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Martin Caron, Karin Scherer, Oleg Zabeida, Ludvik Martinu, Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Thomas Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11430999
    Abstract: A separator plate for an electrochemical system is described. The separator plate may be used with a bipolar plate and for an electrochemical system comprising a plurality of bipolar plates. The separator plate may have a flow field and guiding structures for guiding a medium through the flow field. The guiding structures of the flow field have a mean height h1 determined perpendicularly to the planar surface plane of the plate. The separator plate may also have a contiguous, lowered transition region where medium flowing from a channel into the flow field, or from the flow field into the channel, flows through the transition region, wherein the transition region has a maximum height hmax determined perpendicularly to the planar surface plane of the plate, where applies: hmax?0.95·h1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: REINZ-DICHTUNGS-GMBH
    Inventors: Claudia Kunz, Joachim Scherer, Thomas Stoehr
  • Publication number: 20220267464
    Abstract: The invention relates to new humanized CEA antibodies and to CEA targeting 4-1BBL trimer-containing antigen binding molecules comprising these CEA antibodies as well as their use in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Claudia Ferrara Koller, Thomas Hofer, Christian Klein, Ekkehard Moessner, Christina Claus, Ralf Hosse, Bianca Scherer, Pablo Umana
  • Patent number: 11414716
    Abstract: Medical systems for detecting a genetic variation in a polynucleotide analyte in a sample. A fluorophore is attached to a first primer, a quencher is attached to a second primer, and the first primer and the second primer are specific for the polynucleotide analyte. The primers are configured to amplify the polynucleotide analyte having the genetic variation and a corresponding polynucleotide analyte lacking the generic variation. There is a detectable difference between a change in signal generated by the fluorophore and quencher, and measured by a sensor of the medical system, when using the first and second primers to amplify the polynucleotide analyte with the genetic variation, and a change in signal generated by the fluorophore and quencher, and measured by the sensor of the medical system, when using the first and second primers to amplify the corresponding polynucleotide analyte lacking the genetic variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Aditya Rajagopal, Mark D. Goldberg, Erika F. Garcia, Xiomara L. Madero, Thomas A. Tombrello, Axel Scherer
  • Publication number: 20220158286
    Abstract: An electric generator including a number of electric accumulators and at least one heat-sink device using a phase-change material configured to pick up the excessive thermal energy produced by one of the electric accumulators and change phase in order to absorb a large quantity of thermal energy in the form of latent heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Philippe PENE, Thomas SCHERER
  • Publication number: 20210408714
    Abstract: A multipole electrical plug-in connector includes a plug-in connector housing and a mounting block. The plug-in connector housing has a housing base that extends perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the plug-in connector housing. The housing base has insertion openings. Contact elements are respectively inserted through the housing base insertion openings. Each contact element has a contact portion that is connectable to a mating plug-in connector, a press-in portion, with a fir tree profile, that is pressed into the housing base insertion opening in which the contact element is inserted through, and a connection portion for connecting an electrical connection line. Each contact element further has a retaining portion between the press-in portion and the connection portion. The retaining portions of the contact elements are inter-lockingly fastened in the mounting block. A method for producing a multipole electrical plug-in connector of this type is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Scherer, Dennis Gazke, Stephane Michaud, Andreas Scheib
  • Publication number: 20210246544
    Abstract: A process for producing a W—Ni sputtering target includes providing the sputtering target with 45 to 75 wt % W and a remainder of Ni and common impurities. The sputtering target contains a Ni(W) phase, a W phase and no or less than 10% by area on average of intermetallic phases measured at a target material cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN LINKE, THOMAS SCHERER
  • Patent number: 10457400
    Abstract: A mixing device that is particularly suitable for use in an aircraft air-conditioning system comprising a cold air supply line adapted to supply cold air to the mixing device. A first recirculation air supply line is adapted to supply recirculation air to the mixing device. A mixing chamber is connected to the cold air supply line and the first recirculation air supply line and is adapted to supply the cold air supplied to the mixing device via the cold air supply line with the recirculation air supplied to the mixing device via the first recirculation air supply line. The first recirculation air supply line has a heat transfer portion which is thermoconductively connected to an area of a wall delimiting the mixing chamber that is at risk of icing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Dietrich Lampe, Thomas Scherer
  • Patent number: 10389054
    Abstract: A contact blade for a plug-in connector part includes oppositely situated first and second contact arms extending longitudinally. The first contact arm has a primary opening dividing the first contact arm into first and second contact webs on respective sides of the primary opening. The first contact web has a contact opening dividing the first contact web into inner and outer contact skids on respective sides of the contact opening. The inner contact skid is between the contact opening and the primary opening and the outer contact skid is between the contact opening and an edge of the first contact arm. The contact opening has a transverse bulge extending laterally toward the primary opening such that the outer contact skid has a widened section next to the transverse bulge. A contact point, for contacting a plug pin, is on the widened section of the outer contact skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Neumann, Thomas Scherer
  • Publication number: 20190237891
    Abstract: A contact blade for a plug-in connector part includes oppositely situated first and second contact arms extending longitudinally. The first contact arm has a primary opening dividing the first contact arm into first and second contact webs on respective sides of the primary opening. The first contact web has a contact opening dividing the first contact web into inner and outer contact skids on respective sides of the contact opening. The inner contact skid is between the contact opening and the primary opening and the outer contact skid is between the contact opening and an edge of the first contact arm. The contact opening has a transverse bulge extending laterally toward the primary opening such that the outer contact skid has a widened section next to the transverse bulge. A contact point, for contacting a plug pin, is on the widened section of the outer contact skid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Neumann, Thomas Scherer
  • Publication number: 20190161196
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system for an aircraft has a fresh air line, a recirculation device, an air-mixing device, an air distribution system with multiple cabin air outlets, and a control unit. The control unit is designed to determine or to receive flight-specific parameters characterizing the flight state of the aircraft, and to determine or to receive environment-specific parameters which characterize an air quality in the environment of the aircraft. A first operating state of the air-conditioning system is brought about in the case of a predefined limit value of at least one environment-specific parameter being exceeded, and a second operating state of said system is brought about during a second flight state, which is outside the first flight state. In the second operating state, the fresh air line is fluidically connected to the air-mixing device, and in the first operating state, the fresh air line is separated from the air-mixing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Heuer, Patrick Bäumle, Thomas Scherer
  • Patent number: 10202681
    Abstract: A Ga-containing and Cu-containing sputtering target has a Ga content of from 30 to 68 at %. The sputtering target contains only CuGa2 as Ga-containing and Cu-containing intermetallic phase or the proportion by volume of CuGa2 is greater than the proportion by volume of Cu9Ga4. The sputtering target is advantageously produced by spark plasma sintering or cold gas spraying. Compared to Cu9Ga4, CuGa2 is very soft, which aids the production of defect-free sputtering targets having homogeneous sputtering behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Plansee SE
    Inventors: Christian Linke, Thomas Scherer
  • Patent number: 10102033
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for preventing the occurrence of performance tickets in a computing system comprising a plurality of virtual machines hosted by a host computing system. The method comprising the steps of: monitoring a resource usage parameter associated with the workload of a virtual machine in order to obtain historic resource usage information; determining information regarding certain dependencies within the historic resource usage information; selecting partial information from the historic resource usage information based on said determined information regarding certain dependencies; estimating the future workload of the virtual machines based on said selected partial information; and resizing the computational resources of one or more virtual machines based on the estimated future workload such that a usage threshold of a computational resource is below a given threshold in order to avoid the generation of a performance ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Birke, Yiyu L. Chen, Thomas Scherer, Martin L. Schmatz, Ji Xue
  • Patent number: 9869477
    Abstract: A mixer assembly for an air-conditioning system comprising a recirculation air line, connectable to a vehicle region to be air-conditioned, to remove recirculation air from the region, and an air-conditioning air line, connectable to an air-conditioning unit to remove conditioned air from the air-conditioning unit. A first mixing region, for mixing the recirculation air with the conditioned air, is connected to the two air lines. A second mixing region, for mixing the first mixing region air with recirculation air, is connected to the recirculation air line and the first mixing region. Also, a first supply line is connected to the first mixing region to supply air from the first mixing region to a first partial region of the vehicle region, and a second supply line is connected to the second mixing region to supply air from the second mixing region to a second partial region of the vehicle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Dietrich Lampe, Thomas Scherer, Jens Lohmar, Michael Markwart, Martin Schmid
  • Publication number: 20170344400
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for preventing the occurrence of performance tickets in a computing system comprising a plurality of virtual machines hosted by a host computing system. The method comprising the steps of: monitoring a resource usage parameter associated with the workload of a virtual machine in order to obtain historic resource usage information; determining information regarding certain dependencies within the historic resource usage information; selecting partial information from the historic resource usage information based on said determined information regarding certain dependencies; estimating the future workload of the virtual machines based on said selected partial information; and resizing the computational resources of one or more virtual machines based on the estimated future workload such that a usage threshold of a computational resource is below a given threshold in order to avoid the generation of a performance ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Birke, Yiyu L. Chen, Thomas Scherer, Martin L. Schmatz, Ji Xue
  • Patent number: 9821914
    Abstract: An aircraft air conditioning system comprises a process air source and an air conditioning unit being connected to the process air source via a process air line and being adapted to cool and expand process air supplied to the air conditioning unit from the process air source so as to provide conditioned air. A mixing chamber of the aircraft air conditioning system is connected to the air conditioning unit via a conditioned air line and is adapted to mix conditioned air supplied to the mixing chamber from the air conditioning unit with recirculation air recirculated from an aircraft region to be air conditioned to the mixing chamber via a recirculation air line so as to provide mixed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Klimpel, Thomas Scherer, Markus Piesker
  • Patent number: 9787026
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes first and second connector parts and an electrical connection detector. The electrical connection detector includes a contact spring with a spring contact on the first connector part and a contact strip on the second connector part. The electric connection detector establishes an electrical connection between the contact spring and the contact strip when the connector parts are joined together. The second connector part includes an electrically insulating protrusion which forms a guide bevel that rises in a joining direction of the first connector part toward the second connector part. The spring contact is guided over the guide bevel, rests behind the protrusion, and physically contacts the contact strip when the connector parts are joined together to thereby establish an electrical connection between the contact spring and the contact strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Scherer, Petr Spunar, Vojtech Leopold, Rainer Buethe, Jiri Keclik
  • Patent number: 9725002
    Abstract: A charging system for charging an electric vehicle at a charging station includes a charge module at the charging station and a charge module at the vehicle. The charge modules include electric contact elements which can be interconnected together. The charging system includes an automatic positioning device configured to move the charging station charge module relative to the vehicle charge module to align and join the charge modules together. The charging system includes an automatic feed device configured to enable the contact elements of the charging station charge module to connect to the contact elements of the vehicle charge module when the charge modules are joined together. The contact elements of the charge modules are configured such that the contact elements can connect to each other without overriding a contact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Siegfried Hauptenbuchner, Thomas Scherer, Georg Schroeder, Matthias Schubert, Joerg Welschholz, Roland Drees
  • Publication number: 20170179647
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes first and second connector parts and an electrical connection detector. The electrical connection detector includes a contact spring with a spring contact on the first connector part and a contact strip on the second connector part. The electric connection detector establishes an electrical connection between the contact spring and the contact strip when the connector parts are joined together. The second connector part includes an electrically insulating protrusion which forms a guide bevel that rises in a joining direction of the first connector part toward the second connector part. The spring contact is guided over the guide bevel, rests behind the protrusion, and physically contacts the contact strip when the connector parts are joined together to thereby establish an electrical connection between the contact spring and the contact strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Scherer, Petr Spunar, Vojtech Leopold, Rainer Buethe, Jiri Keclik
  • Publication number: 20170029934
    Abstract: A sputtering target contains 45 to 75 wt % W and a remainder of Ni and common impurities. The sputtering target contains a Ni(W) phase, a W phase and no or less than 10% intermetallic phases. A process for producing a W—Ni sputtering target and a process of using the sputtering target are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN LINKE, THOMAS SCHERER