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: 20200055697
    Abstract: A system for elevator door sensor fusion, fault detection, and service notification is provided. The system includes a processor and a memory including computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include monitoring outputs of a plurality of sensors. It is determined whether the outputs of the plurality of sensors follow an expected pattern. Based at least in part on determining that the outputs of the plurality of sensors do not follow the expected pattern: identifying a sensor in the plurality of sensors that is not following the expected pattern, and transmitting a notification indicating that the sensor is exhibiting unexpected behaviour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Thomas Schmidt, Abdelilah Sakti, Michael J. Tracey
  • Publication number: 20200048045
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling a movable door associated with a passenger compartment, the door moveable between an opened position and a closed position configured to provide access to, or egress from, the passenger compartment. The method includes monitoring a landing area of the elevator door with at least one sensor, and determining a level of urgency of an approaching passenger based on the information from the at least one sensor. If the level of urgency exceeds a predetermined threshold, modifying a closing of the elevator door based on the level of urgency. The method may also include modifying a closing speed of the elevator door if the level of urgency exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ziyou Xiong, Walter Thomas Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200048048
    Abstract: Disclosed is an elevator system having an elevator entryway, the elevator entryway including: a first door, which is an elevator door, a first controller operationally connected to the first door for opening and closing the first door to provide access to an elevator, wherein when the first door is closing: the first controller monitors for first instructions over a frequency applicable to light detection and ranging (LIDAR) and/or a radio detection and ranging (RADAR), and upon receiving the first instructions, the first controller executes the first instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Thomas Schmidt, Joseph V. Mantese, Goran Djuknic, Paul R. Braunwart, Enrico Manes, Ziyou Xiong
  • Patent number: 10556357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for cutting rigid foams, especially slabstock P(M)I foams. A method is provided here, by means of which it is possible to cut these rigid foams even in relatively high layer thicknesses of, for example, more than 3 mm, without material loss, which is produced in relevant amounts, for example, in the course of sawing as a result of the sawdust formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Richter, Kay Bernhard, Florian Becker, Felix Goldmann, Tim Denk, Ulrich Schmidt, Mathias Hempler
  • Patent number: 10550924
    Abstract: A transmission, in particular a coaxial transmission or linear transmission, comprising a toothing, a tooth holder in which a plurality of tooth segments are accommodated to engage with the toothing, wherein the tooth segments are borne to be radially shiftable relative to the tooth holder, a drive element having a profiling for radially driving the tooth segments borne in a radially shiftable manner, wherein the transmission has inner initial stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Wittenstein AG
    Inventors: Michael Schmidt, Heiko Schreiber, Frank Michel, Thomas Bayer
  • Publication number: 20200032898
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator, comprising a drive (2) that drives a drive shaft (1), a first actuating element (3) operatively connected to the drive shaft (1) for actuating a switching apparatus, a spring element (5), which can be supported at one end on a housing component (16) of the actuator and is supported on the other end on a second actuating element (17) designed to load the spring element (5). The actuator according to the invention is characterized in that a rotatably mounted rotational element (4) that can be driven by means of the drive shaft (1) is provided, which rotational element has, on one side, a first control gate (7), which is operatively connected to the first actuating element (3) for actuation of the switching apparatus, and on the other side, a second control gate (8) for loading the spring element (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Kuster Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Martin BLUCHER, Thomas Schmidt, Heiko Schirmer, Bernd Junker
  • Patent number: 10544734
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a radial direction, a circumferential direction, an axial centerline along a longitudinal direction, and wherein the gas turbine engine defines an upstream end and a downstream end long the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a turbine section including a low speed turbine rotor, a high speed turbine rotor, and an intermediate speed turbine rotor. The low speed turbine rotor includes an inner shroud and an outer shroud outward of the inner shroud in the radial direction. The outer shroud defines a plurality of outer shroud airfoils extended inward of the outer shroud along the radial direction. The low speed turbine rotor further includes at least one connecting airfoil coupling the inner shroud to the outer shroud. The high speed turbine rotor is disposed upstream of the one or more connecting airfoils of the low speed turbine rotor along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Roy Stuart, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Richard Schmidt, Thomas Ory Moniz
  • Patent number: 10543085
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein is disclosed, together with methods of using same. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally expanded form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon or other mechanical expander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Visith Chung, Da-Yu Chang, Brian S. Conklin, Grace Myong Kim, Louis A. Campbell, Donald E. Bobo, Jr., Myron Howanec, Jr., David S. Lin, Peng Norasing, Francis M. Tran, Mark Van Nest, Thomas H. Chien, Harvey H. Chen, Isidro L. Guerrero, Derrick Johnson, Paul A. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200028418
    Abstract: A dynamoelectric rotary machine includes a stator, which has a winding system arranged in grooves disposed between teeth of a magnetically conductive body and a winding head on the end faces of the stator in each case. A rotor with a cage ring is arranged rotatably about an axis and during operation of the dynamoelectric rotary machine is in electromagnetic interaction in a motor-driven or generator-driven manner with the winding system of the stator arranged in the grooves by way of an air gap. Comb-type elements are disposed on the end faces of the stator. The comb-type elements assume an extensive intermediate space between the winding system projecting from the end faces of the stator, so that tonal noises which are produced during operation of such an electric machine are at least reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: JENS BRAND, ANDREAS GRUENTHALER, MARIO KREBS, THOMAS SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10539020
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine defining a longitudinal direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction, and wherein the gas turbine engine defines an upstream end and a downstream end along the longitudinal direction. The gas turbine engine includes a turbine section that includes a first rotating component and a second rotating component. The first rotating component includes an inner shroud and an outer shroud outward of the inner shroud in the radial direction. The outer shroud defines a plurality of outer shroud airfoils extended inward of the outer shroud along the radial direction. The first rotating component further includes at least one connecting airfoil coupling the inner shroud and the outer shroud. The second rotating component is upstream of the one or more connecting airfoils of the first rotating component along the longitudinal direction. The second rotating component includes a plurality of second airfoils extended outward in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Roy Stuart, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Richard Schmidt, Thomas Ory Moniz
  • Patent number: 10532908
    Abstract: An elevator system includes a lane and at least one rail extending along the lane. An elevator car is arranged in the lane and is operatively coupled to the at least one rail. The elevator car has a predetermined alignment relative to the at least one rail. A propulsion system is operatively connected between the elevator car and the at least one rail. A thrust and moment control system is operatively connected to the propulsion system. The thrust and moment control system selectively controls the propulsion system to substantially maintain the predetermined alignment of the elevator car relative to the at least one rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Randall Roberts, David Ginsberg, Konda Reddy Chevva, Walter Thomas Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200000695
    Abstract: A cosmetic or dermatological preparation comprising (a) at least one creatinine compound; (b) at least one creatine compound; and (c) at least one soybean substance selected from soybean germ extracts and ingredients which can be isolated from soybean germ are used in methods for stimulating collagen synthesis of the skin and for restructuring or rejuvenation of the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Franz STAEB, Thomas BLATT, Melanie SCHMIDT, Claudia MUNDT, Stefan GALLINAT, Kirsten VENZKE, Holger LENZ, Cornelia MEIER-ZIMMERER
  • Publication number: 20200001843
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a hydraulic braking system, in the event of a failure of a primary brake actuator system, a secondary brake actuator system is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Alfred Strehle, Mirko Brand, Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10519097
    Abstract: Process for making a chelating agent according to the general formula (I), R1—CH(COOX1)—N(CH2COOX1)2 wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, CH2OH, and CH2CH2COOX1, X1 is (M?H1??), M being selected from alkali metal, x is in the range of from 0.6 to 1, said process comprising the following steps: (a) providing a solid, a slurry or a solution of a compound according to general formula (II a) R1—CH(COOX2)—N(CH2CN)2 wherein X2 is (MyH1?y), M being selected from alkali metal, y is in the range of from zero to 1, (b) contacting said solid or slurry or solution with an aqueous solution of alkali metal hydroxide, wherein the molar ratio of alkali metal ions to nitrile groups is in the range of from 0.6:1 to 0.95:1, (c) reacting said compound according to general formula (II a) with said alkali metal hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Armin Stamm, Thomas Schmidt, Christopher Orr, Jeremy Manning
  • Patent number: 10513061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary tablet press comprising: a rotatingly drivable rotor, having a die plate comprising die holes and assigned to the die holes upper and lower punches, rotating synchronously with the die plate, whose axial movement is controlled by upper and lower control cams, having at least one filling station comprising at least one filling device for filling the die holes with material to be pressed, having at least one compression station disposed downstream of the filling station in the rotational direction of the rotor, comprising at least one pressing device which presses the upper and/or lower punches into the die holes when passing through the compression station in order to press the filled material in the die holes, and having at least one ejector station, disposed downstream of the compression station in the rotational direction of the rotor, comprising an ejector device for ejecting the pressed tablets in the die holes, characterized in that at least one vibration generator is pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fette Compacting GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Heinrich, Ingo Schmidt, Jan Naeve
  • Publication number: 20190382517
    Abstract: A polymer based sealing compound applied to vehicle tyres for the reduction of tyre noise, a process for producing such sealing compounds, and the use thereof in tyres for noise reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jiawen ZHOU, Christopher KOHL, Udo SCHMIDT, Jochen KROLL, Alex LUCASSEN, Thomas FRÜH
  • Publication number: 20190379256
    Abstract: A fan arrangement includes a fan and toothed ring, and a converter motor includes a fan arrangement. The fan includes a base body on which fan blades are premolded, and the fan includes an annular region, which is premolded on the side of the fan blades facing away from the base body. The toothed ring is situated within the annular region, and thus, in particular, is set apart from the base body, and thus, in particular, is set apart from the base body via the fan blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Josef SCHMIDT, Firat ALTAN, Thomas ZÖLLER, Jens SCHÄFER, Christian SCHUMANN, Matthias HAUCK
  • Patent number: 10501286
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of an elevator system includes an elevator car, a counterweight, roping coupling the elevator car and the counterweight, the roping supporting a load of the elevator car and the counterweight, and a plurality of safeties. The plurality of safeties includes a plurality of elevator car safeties supported for movement with the elevator car that are selectively actuated to engage a stationary surface to prevent movement of the elevator car. The plurality of safeties also includes a plurality of counterweight safeties supported for movement with the counterweight that are selectively actuated to engage a stationary surface to prevent movement of the counterweight. The safeties are configured for wireless communication causing essentially simultaneous actuation of the elevator car safeties and the counterweight safeties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Walter Thomas Schmidt, Enrico Manes
  • Patent number: 10506732
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a control device in a motor vehicle. The control device includes a housing cover with a peripheral edge region, and a planar, electrical connecting apparatus with integrated conductor tracks. The housing cover, in the edge region, is cohesively connected at least to the connecting apparatus and forms a cavity with the connecting apparatus. The control device also includes at least one electronic component within the cavity. The connecting apparatus electrically connects the at least one electronic component to electronic components outside the cavity. The housing cover is encapsulated by injection molding in a media-tight manner by a polymer beyond the peripheral edge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Frieder Wittmann, Karin Beart, Johannes Bock, Thomas Schmidt, Bernhard Schuch
  • Publication number: 20190368136
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventors: Thomas SCHMIDT, Martin SEIBEL