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: 20210131545
    Abstract: Coaxial gear mechanism (1), with a toothing (5) oriented axially relative to a rotational axis (3) of the coaxial gear mechanism (1), a tooth carrier (7) with axially oriented guides (9), teeth (11) which are received in the guides (9) for engagement with the toothing (5), wherein the teeth are oriented with their respective longitudinal axes (13) axially in the guides (9) and are mounted so as to be axially movable in the guides (9), and a cam disk (15) which is rotatable about the rotational axis (3) for axially driving the teeth (11), wherein a plurality of bearing segments (17) is arranged between the cam disk (15) and the teeth (11) for supporting the teeth (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: WITTENSTEIN SE
    Inventors: Michael Schmidt, Thomas Bayer
  • Publication number: 20210131541
    Abstract: A hybrid drive module for a motor vehicle having an input shaft, an electric machine with a stator fixed with respect to relative rotation and a rotatable rotor, a disconnect clutch in the power flow between the input shaft and the rotor, and a torque converter with a lockup clutch, the housing of the torque converter being connected to the rotor so as to be fixed with respect to rotation relative to it. The disconnect clutch is actuatable in closing direction by pressurization of a first pressure space. The lockup clutch is actuatable in closing direction through pressurization of a second pressure space. The two pressure spaces are defined at least partially by the housing of the torque converter. The housing of the torque converter separates the first pressure space directly from the second pressure space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Monika RÖßNER, Gerald VIERNEKES, Wolfgang KUNDERMANN, Wolfgang GROßPIETSCH, Martin BREHMER, Thomas RIEDISSER, Thilo SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10995018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for treating a liquid with a plasma, wherein the device (10) has a high-voltage electrode (20) as well as a liquid-permeable ground electrode device (30). The ground electrode device (30) has a flat, conductive region (32) and a porous region (34) arranged on the flat, conductive region (32), wherein the conductive region (32) is liquid-permeable along its flat extension. A discharge space (40) is formed between the ground electrode device (30) and the high-voltage electrode (20). A first dielectric (50) is arranged on the high-voltage electrode (20) so that a plasma can be generated in the discharge space (40) by means of a dielectric barrier discharge. Moreover, the device (10) has an initial flow volume (60) into which the liquid (12) can be conducted, and that is surrounded by a wall (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR PLASMAFORSCHUNG UND TECHNOLOGIE E.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Ronny Brandenburg, Manfred Stieber, Stefan Horn, Michael Schmidt, Thomas Von Woedtke, Jörn Winter
  • Publication number: 20210122870
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion of a polyurethane wherein the polyurethane is obtained by reacting di- or polyfunctional cyanates, diols, a dicarboxylate with one or two secondary amino groups and optionally further compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Karl HAEBERLE, Thomas SCHMIDT, Alexander PANCHENKO
  • Patent number: 10992598
    Abstract: A storage system switching between mediation models within a storage system, where the switching between mediation models includes: determining, among one or more of the plurality of storage systems, a change in availability of a mediator service, wherein one or more of the plurality of storage systems are configured to request mediation from the mediator service in response to a fault; and communicating, among the plurality of storage systems and responsive to determining the change in availability of the mediator service, a fault response model to be used as an alternate to the mediator service among one or more of the plurality of storage systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Grunwald, Ronald Karr, Thomas Gill, Zoheb Shivani, John Colgrove, Connor Brooks, Claudiu Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10988348
    Abstract: Disclosed is an escalator system that has: an escalator step; and load sensors secured to the escalator step, wherein the load sensors are configured to: sense an escalator loading; and transfer, to an escalator controller, sensor data indicative of the escalator loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Walter Thomas Schmidt, Charles C. Coffin, Shihemn Chen, Enrico Manes, Paul R. Braunwart, Anais Espinal, Kishore K. Reddy, Soumalya Sarkar
  • Publication number: 20210116133
    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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: René Alt, Ralf Grobleben, Torsten Popp, Thomas Rembold, Tobias Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210094902
    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) (formula I a, 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 3.1 moles per mole nitrile according to general formula (I a) or (I b), respectively, and (d) Allowing further conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas SCHMIDT, Armin STAMM, Marta REINOSO GARCIA, Verena MORMUL, Michael Klemens MUELLER, Frank JAEKEL, Jeremy T. MANNING
  • Patent number: 10958071
    Abstract: A method for operating a renewable energy power plant comprising a plurality of renewable energy generators. The method comprises: identifying a predetermined condition of the renewable energy power plant, of the grid, or of the connection between the renewable energy power plant and the grid, the predetermined condition indicating a weak grid interconnection between the renewable energy power plant and the grid; and controlling each renewable energy generator in an adaptive active power mode in response to recovery of the grid from a voltage deviation. The adaptive active power mode comprises: determining a thermal capacity of a chopper resistor of the renewable energy generator; calculating, based upon the determined thermal capacity, a limit level of rate of change of active power output that may be implemented by the renewable energy generator; and operating the renewable energy generator to output active power at the calculated rate of change limit level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Manoj Gupta, Ravi Kumar, Janakiraman Sivasankaran, Thomas Schmidt Grau, Martin Ansbjerg Kjær, Kouroush Nayebi, John Godsk Nielsen, Jesper Sandberg Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20210077729
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10), wherein the tensioning device (S), when the piston (36) is in its front end position, can move the piston rod (35, 135) in a tensioning operation along the first direction until the piston (36) is in its rear end position in order thereby to fill the cylinder (16, 116) with the fluid to be administered and in order to pretension the piston rod (35, 135) toward the open dispensing end (17), and wherein the tensioning device (S
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Daniel Seeh, Dominic Kamenzin, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Thomas Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210069417
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10). The tensioning device (S) has a ramp (52) which is rotatable by means of a motor (12) and has a ramp track (53) extending along a helical line, wherein the ramp track (53) ascends from a first plateau along a region of inclination (S1, S2) to a second plateau and descends from the second plateau to the first plateau via a transition flank (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Dominic Kamenzin, Thomas Schmidt, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Daniel Seeh
  • Patent number: 10941021
    Abstract: A belt and sheave assembly for an elevator system includes a sheave having a plurality of tracking grooves laterally spaced across a sheave width, and a debris channel located in a tracking groove of the plurality of tracking grooves defining a radially inwardmost extent of the tracking groove. The assembly further includes a belt having a plurality of tension members arranged along a belt width and extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, a jacket at least partially enclosing the tension members, the jacket defining a side of the belt configured to interface with the sheave, and a plurality of tracking features extending from the side of the belt. The tracking features are laterally spaced across the belt width. Each tracking feature is configured to be received in a tracking groove, and each tension member is laterally offset from each of the tracking features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Daniel A. Mosher, Walter Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10933897
    Abstract: A method secures a railroad crossing which allows a timely securing of the railroad crossing, and is particularly efficient and reliable. The method proceeds in such a way that sensor data relating to a rail-borne vehicle approaching the railroad crossing are detected by a track-side sensor device. The sensor data contains at least the current speed of the rail-borne vehicle. The detected sensor data are transmitted by the track-side sensor device to a stationary control device. A switch-on time is determined by the stationary control device taking into account the transmitted sensor data and route data. Upon reaching the switch-on time, the securing of the railroad crossing is initiated by the stationary control device. After the railroad crossing has been successfully secured, a travel permission that extends beyond the railroad crossing is determined by a control device of a train control system, and is transmitted to the rail-borne vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Kutschera, Jens-Harro Oechsner, Thomas Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210052815
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10), wherein the tensioning device (S), when the piston (36) is in its front end position, can move the piston rod (35, 135) in a tensioning operation along the first direction until the piston (36) is in its rear end position in order thereby to fill the cylinder (16, 116) with the fluid to be administered and in order to pretension the piston rod (35, 135) toward the open dispensing end (17), and wherein the tensioning device (S
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Dominic Kamenzin, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Thomas Schmidt, Daniel Seeh
  • Patent number: 10927512
    Abstract: A road-finishing machine for producing a paving layer from a laying material or a charger vehicle for supplying the road-finishing machine with a laying material. The road-making machine comprises a material bunker, and a pushing means fixed forward of the material bunker at a chassis, such that pushing rollers of the pushing means may dock to rear tires of a truck. The pushing rollers comprise a pair of first pushing rollers mountable in a first position in a seat of a traverse of the pushing means. Either the pushing means is expandable by at least one changeable attachment to which the first pushing rollers may be mounted in a second position further forward with respect to the first position, or the pushing means comprises a pair of second pushing rollers which may be selectively positioned forward of the first pushing rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventors: Martin Buschmann, Thomas Schmidt, Martin Kirschbaum
  • Publication number: 20210032297
    Abstract: Provided herein are oligomeric reagents, including oligomeric reagents of streptavidin or a streptavidin mutein, compositions thereof, and methods for manufacturing oligomeric reagents, including methods for reliably manufacturing oligomeric particle reagents of a desired size. In some cases, the reagents are oligomeric particle reagents containing a plurality of binding sites for agents, and thus the one or more agents are multimerized by reversibly binding to the oligomeric particle reagent, e.g., thereby creating a multimerized oligomeric particle reagent, having stimulatory agents multimerized thereon. Also provided are methods for using the oligomeric reagents for incubation or culturing, such as to induce stimulation of expansion, activation, and/or survival, of a composition of cells such as a population of lymphocytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Juno Therapeutics GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas SCHMIDT, Christian STEMBERGER, Tom KOWSKI, Ken PRENTICE
  • Publication number: 20210023303
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Dominic Kamenzin, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Thomas Schmidt, Daniel Seeh
  • Patent number: 10899580
    Abstract: An illustrative example elevator system includes a frame, a first elevator cab, a second elevator cab, and a plurality of sheaves associated with the first and second elevator cabs, respectively. A suspension assembly suspends the first and second elevator cabs within the frame. The suspension assembly has two ends in a fixed position relative to the frame. The suspension assembly includes a positive drive load bearing member along a first portion of a length of the suspension assembly and at least one other second load bearing member. A machine includes a drive sprocket that moves the positive drive load bearing member to cause movement of the first and second elevator cabs relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Walter Thomas Schmidt, Enrico Manes, Shihemn Chen, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Xiaodong Luo, Luke A. Mishler, Bruce P. Swaybill, Richard J. Ericson, Loi Cheng, Meghan Mastriano
  • Publication number: 20210001824
    Abstract: An electropneumatic brake system, for a commercial vehicle which is provided for pulling a trailer, includes at least one service brake circuit configured to activate service brake actuators, a parking brake circuit having parking brake actuators on at least one axle, a trailer brake circuit configured to provide a trailer brake pressure at a trailer brake pressure port, and a manually actuatable operating unit in a driver's cab. The manually actuatable operating unit has a first operating element and a second operating element. In the case of actuation of the first operating element when the vehicle is driving, the parking brake actuators are activated and a trailer brake pressure is output at the trailer brake pressure port. In the case of actuation of the second operating element when the vehicle is driving, only a trailer brake pressure is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Julian van Thiel
  • Publication number: 20210006068
    Abstract: A method for operating a renewable energy power plant comprising a plurality of renewable energy generators. The method comprises: identifying a predetermined condition of the renewable energy power plant, of the grid, or of the connection between the renewable energy power plant and the grid, the predetermined condition indicating a weak grid interconnection between the renewable energy power plant and the grid; and controlling each renewable energy generator in an adaptive active power mode in response to recovery of the grid from a voltage deviation. The adaptive active power mode comprises: determining a thermal capacity of a chopper resistor of the renewable energy generator; calculating, based upon the determined thermal capacity, a limit level of rate of change of active power output that may be implemented by the renewable energy generator; and operating the renewable energy generator to output active power at the calculated rate of change limit level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Manoj GUPTA, Ravi KUMAR, Janakiraman SIVASANKARAN, Thomas Schmidt GRAU, Martin Ansbjerg KJÆR, Kouroush NAYEBI, John NIELSEN, Jesper Sandberg THOMSEN