Patents by Inventor Thomas Schmidt

Thomas Schmidt 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: 20220377215
    Abstract: A receiver for a light transmission system includes a camera having an image sensor, and a light-sensitive area of the image sensor includes a plurality of rows of light-sensitive elements. The image sensor is configured such that the light-sensitive area of the image sensor is scanned row by row or column by column. An attachment element is arranged such that light incident on the light-sensitive area of the image sensor passes through the attachment element beforehand. The attachment element has at least one lenticular region and at least one planar region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Zhidong HUA, Patrick RECH, Thomas SCHÄFER, Josef SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20220376268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a membrane electrode unit comprising a polymer membrane doped with a mineral acid as well as two electrodes, characterized in that the polymer membrane comprises at least one polymer with at least one nitrogen atom and at least one electrode comprises a catalyst which is formed from at least one precious metal and at least one metal less precious according to the electrochemical series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas SCHMIDT, Oemer UENSAL, Mathias WEBER, Isabel KUNDLER, Gordon CALUNDANN, Jochen BAURMEISTER
  • Publication number: 20220373019
    Abstract: A turbomachine engine includes a core engine having one or more compressor sections, one or more turbine sections that includes a power turbine, and a combustion chamber in flow communication with the compressor sections and turbine sections. The turbomachine engine also includes a shaft coupled to the power turbine and characterized by a midshaft rating (MSR) between two hundred (ft/sec)1/2 and three hundred (ft/sec)1/2. In one aspect, the shaft has a redline speed between fifty and two hundred fifty feet per second (ft/sec). In another aspect, the shaft has a length L, an outer diameter D, and a ratio of L/D between twelve and thirty-seven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Narayanan Payyoor, Weize Kang, Thomas Lee Becker, Richard Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220372917
    Abstract: A turbomachine engine includes a core engine having one or more compressor sections, one or more turbine sections that includes a power turbine, and a combustion chamber in flow communication with the compressor sections and turbine sections. The turbomachine engine also includes a shaft coupled to the power turbine and characterized by a midshaft rating (MSR) between two hundred (ft/sec)1/2 and three hundred (ft/sec)1/2. In one aspect, the shaft has a redline speed between fifty and two hundred fifty feet per second (ft/sec). In another aspect, the shaft has a length L, an outer diameter D, and a ratio of L/D between twelve and thirty-seven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Narayanan Payyoor, Weize Kang, Thomas Lee Becker, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11503796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing processed cheese portions, comprising a plurality of modules that are arranged successively in the direction of production, in which the processed cheese is formed into a band, cooled, and divided into portions, wherein the modules define a production space through which the processed cheese travels during the production of the processed cheese portions. The production space is enclosed by a spray-proof casing, wherein the casing comprises a frame structure and a plurality of sheet metal elements which are detachably connected to the frame structure, and wherein a sealing hose is arranged between a sheet metal element and the area of the frame structure opposite thereto, and encircles the sheet metal element or the area of the frame structure opposite thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Sebastian Schmidt, Richard Bechteler, Josef Burger, Thomas Handerer
  • Patent number: 11504647
    Abstract: A process for transferring a method from a starting system to a target system in liquid chromatography, in particular in high performance liquid chromatography, is described. A first chromatogram of the method carried out on the starting system is available or determined. The method developed for the starting system is carried out on the target system without any change in its physical parameters, and a second chromatogram is thereby determined. The two chromatograms of the starting system and the target system are compared, and measures for adjusting the physical system parameters of the target system are derived from the deviations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dionex Softron GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Franz, Thomas Wachinger, Christian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220363837
    Abstract: A reaction composition contains (a) an allyl polyether having the following formula: CH2=CHCH2O-Aa-B where, (i) subscript a is 2 to 170; (ii) A is selected from: —CH2CH2O—; —CH2CH(CH3)O—; —CH(CH3)CH2O—, CH2CH(CH2CH3)O—; —CH(CH2CH3)CH2O, —CH2CF(CF3)O—, —CF(CF3)CF2O— and —CF2CF(CF3)O—; and (iii) B is selected from —H, —CH3, —CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH2CH3, —C(O)CH3, and —CF2CF2CF3; (b) A silyl hydride functional siloxanc comprising the following siloxane units [R2HSiO1/2]m[R2SiO2/2]d[R2SiO3/2]t[SiO4/2]q wherein d+t+q is one or more and wherein: (i) R is selected from hydrocarbyl groups liaing from one to 8 carbon atoms; (ii) subscript m is 2 or more; (iii) subscript d is zero to 20; (iv) subscript t is zero to 2; (v) subscript q is zero to 2; and (c) a platinum-based hydrosilylation catalyst; where there are at least 4 molar equivalents of silyl hydride functionalities relative to allyl functionalities in the reaction composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Travis Sunderland, Ryan Baumgartner, Thomas D. Bekemeier, Nanguo Liu, Eric Joffre, John Kennan, Lenin Petroff, Brian Deeth, Mike Ferritto, Alix Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220363229
    Abstract: A brake system for a vehicle is disclosed herein, which is constructed for selective pressurisation and pressure relief of at least two pressure connections for brake actuators. The brake system comprises an electrofluidic pressure generation unit, a main cylinder unit and an electrofluidic pressure increase unit, which is fluidly coupled at the input side to the electrofluidic pressure generation unit and/or the main cylinder unit in such a manner that exclusively a volume flow of pressure fluid which is pressurised by the electrofluidic pressure generation unit and/or the main cylinder unit can be acted on with a supplementary pressure by the pressure increase unit. At the output side, the pressure increase unit is connected in fluid terms to one of the pressure connections. In addition, a method for operating such a brake system is set out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Frank Schmidt, Fabian Querbach, Frank Einig, Peter Goergen, Thomas Puetz, Frank Heller, Thomas Wald, Joachim Oster, Johanna Mengelkoch
  • Publication number: 20220361572
    Abstract: A vaporizer cartridge, as a component of an inhaler, has a hollow body with a continuous flow channel and a storage tank for storing liquid. The storage tank has at least one access opening to the flow channel and a vaporizer unit arranged in the region of the access opening and extending over the entire access opening. The vaporizer unit has a wick member and a heating member. The vaporizer unit is formed to be liquid-permeable such that liquid can be conveyed at least initially in a capillary manner out of the storage tank through the vaporizer unit in the direction of the flow channel. The wick member is formed from a plurality of granular grains which form microchannels as a result of their fill and/or formation. An inhaler is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Max Bergmann, Lasse Cornils, Matthias Giese, Christian Hanneken, Jan Jaklin, Marc Kessler, Michael Kleine Wächter, Thomas Müller, Niklas Romming, Christof Schuster, Tobias Wuttke, Rene Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220362776
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a solid-state, multi-well plate reader including an emitter assembly having a plurality of emitters and a receptor assembly having a plurality of receptors, where the positions of these assemblies are not fixed relative to each other but are temporarily aligned for measurement by way of two alignment trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Seitter, Kristin Schmidt, Thomas Moutinho, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11499721
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a housing having a cooking chamber, and a door configured to close the cooking chamber. The door is arranged on the housing in a pivotable manner and capable of being lowered into a storage space in the housing. A drive unit automatically implements a movement of the door along a movement path. The drive unit includes a motor and a cable pull device, which is coupled to the motor and the door such that the movement of the door is implemented as a function of a motorized actuation of the cable pull device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: René Alt, Ralf Grobleben, Torsten Popp, Thomas Rembold, Tobias Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220354172
    Abstract: A vaporizer cartridge for an inhaler has a hollow body with a continuous flow channel and liquid storage tank. The tank has an access opening to the channel and a vaporizer unit extending over the entire access opening. The vaporizer unit has a wick member and a heating member. The vaporizer unit is liquid-permeable such that liquid is conveyed at least initially in a capillary manner from the storage tank through the vaporizer unit in the direction of the flow channel. The wick member is formed from a plurality of granular grains which, as a result of their fill and/or formation, form microchannels which establish a fluid connection between the storage tank and the flow channel, continuously from an entry side to an exit side of the wick member. An additional securing means is provided which is holds the granular wick member in position. A corresponding inhaler is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Max Bergmann, Lasse Cornils, Matthias Giese, Christian Hanneken, Jan Jaklin, Marc Kessler, Michael Kleine Wächter, Thomas Müller, Niklas Romming, Rene Schmidt, Christof Schuster, Tobias Wuttke
  • Patent number: 11492151
    Abstract: An atmospheric suit includes a torso portion with one or more layers, and fibers of a first material arranged in each of the one or more layers. Optical fibers are interspersed with the fibers of the first material in each of the one or more layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph C. Rampone, Walter Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11485703
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a process for manufacturing a complexing agent, said process comprising the steps of (a) Providing a nitrile according to general formula (I a) or (I b) With M being selected from alkali metal and hydrogen and combinations thereof, (b) Saponification with a total alkali amount of 2.5 to 2.9 mol of alkali metal hydroxide per mole of nitrile according to general formula (I a) or (I b), respectively, and a pH value in the range of from 9.5 to 11.5 at the end of step (b), (c) Adding an amount of alkali metal hydroxide so that the total alkali content is 2.9 to 3.15 moles per mole nitrile according to general formula (I a) or (I b), respectively, and (d) Allowing further conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Armin Stamm, Marta Reinoso Garcia, Verena Mormul, Michael Klemens Mueller, Frank Jaekel, Jeremy T Manning
  • Publication number: 20220340175
    Abstract: An autonomous system for a vehicle, having a control device. The autonomous system, when there is a functional impairment of the autonomous system and/or of a controlled vehicle component, is in a transition mode for at least a specified minimum transition time, in which mode the controlled component and/or at least one additional vehicle component of the traveling vehicle is controllable by the control device corresponding to a specified transition program. After the elapse of the minimum transition time, the autonomous system is in its transition mode until either a specified maximum transition time has elapsed or at least one current speed of the vehicle is below a specified maximum speed, there is a request by the driver for the acceleration of the vehicle, a current transverse acceleration of the vehicle is below a specified maximum transverse acceleration, and/or at least one vehicle stabilization controller of the vehicle is inactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Alfred Strehle, Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11479144
    Abstract: A through the road (TTR) hybridization strategy is proposed to facilitate introduction of hybrid electric vehicle technology in a significant portion of current and expected trucking fleets. In some cases, the technologies can be retrofitted onto an existing vehicle (e.g., a truck, a tractor unit, a trailer, a tractor-trailer configuration, at a tandem, etc.). In some cases, the technologies can be built into new vehicles. In some cases, one vehicle may be built or retrofitted to operate in tandem with another and provide the hybridization benefits contemplated herein. By supplementing motive forces delivered through a primary drivetrain and fuel-fed engine with supplemental torque delivered at one or more electrically-powered drive axles, improvements in overall fuel efficiency and performance may be delivered, typically without significant redesign of existing components and systems that have been proven in the trucking industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hyliion Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Healy, Wilson Sa, Morgan Culbertson, Eric Schmidt, Roger Richter
  • Patent number: 11479925
    Abstract: A limiting plate of a road paver is detachably attached to a traverse or to a chassis of the road paver to increase the basic working width. The limiting plate is arranged with variable spacing to a subgrade. In order to prevent a mix from flowing forwards in a direction of travel and at the same time improve the efficiency of a screw conveyor, in which a geometrically defined screw trough is formed, a limiting plate extension is arranged on the limiting plate so that it can be adjusted, particularly in the direction of the subgrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Martin Seibel
  • Publication number: 20220336888
    Abstract: An energy store includes a storage module having a fan. The fan is arranged as a radial fan, and channels extend through the storage module, e.g., axially, open into a spatial region which is delimited by a cover part of the energy store connected to the storage module and the storage module. The cover part has a recess extending through the cover part, e.g., axially, which is covered by the fan, e.g., by the suction region of the fan, e.g., on the side of the cover part facing away from the storage module, and the energy store has a deflection hood, e.g., for deflecting the conveyed air flow in the axial direction, on the side of the cover part facing away from the storage module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Josef SCHMIDT, Firat ALTAN, Matthias HAUCK, Thomas ZÖLLER
  • Publication number: 20220324865
    Abstract: The invention relates to substituted dihydropyrazolo pyrazine carboxamide derivatives and to processes for their preparation, and also to their use for preparing medicaments for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases, in particular cardiovascular disorders, preferably thrombotic or thromboembolic disorders, and diabetes, and also urogenital and ophthalmic disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Steffen MUELLER, Rudolf SCHOHE-LOOP, Nuria ORTEGA HERNANDEZ, Frank SUESSMEIER, Eloisa JIMENEZ NUNEZ, Thomas BRUMBY, Niels LINDNER, Christoph GERDES, Elisabeth POOK, Anja BUCHMUELLER, Fabienne Zdenka GAUGAZ, Dieter LANG, Stefanie ZIMMERMANN, Alexander Helmut Michael EHRMANN, Michael GERISCH, Lutz LEHMANN, Andreas TIMMERMANN, Martina SCHAEFER, Georg SCHMIDT, Karl-Heinz SCHLEMMER, Markus FOLLMANN, Elisabeth KERSTEN, Vivian WANG, Xiang GAO, Yafeng WANG
  • Patent number: 11465929
    Abstract: A flat glass is provided that exhibits high transmittance to electromagnetic radiation in a range of wavelengths from 200 nm to 1500 nm. The transmittance for the flat glass having a thickness of 1 mm is 20% or more at a wavelength of 254 nm, 82% or more at a wavelength of 300 nm, 90% or more at a wavelength of 350 nm, 92% or more at a wavelength of 546 nm, 92.5% or more at a wavelength of 1400 nm, 91.5% or more in a wavelength range from 380 nm to 780 nm, and 92.5% or more in a wavelength range from 780 nm to 1500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Lautenschläger, Andreas Krieg, Andreas Voitsch, Axel Engel, Christian Pitzel, Matthias Schmidt, Thomas Kloss