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: 20240058315
    Abstract: The present invention provides pyridine and pyrazine derivatives which restore or enhance the function of mutant and/or wild type CFTR to treat bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, respiratory tract infections, lung carcinoma, xerostomia and keratoconjunctivitis sire, or constipation (IBS, IBD, opioid induced). Pharmaceutical compositions comprising such derivatives are also encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Sarah Schmidt GRANT, Bettina HEDERER, Thomas LANGENICKEL, David J. ROWLANDS, Robert Martin STRIETER, Xianbin TIAN
  • Publication number: 20240060026
    Abstract: Herein are described co-culture modules having a plurality of sample volumes separated by vertical semi-permeable membranes. The co-culture modules are typically manufacturable and can be single use or reusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Kevin Seitter, Andrew Homyk, Thomas Moutinho, JR., Kristin Schmidt, Sruthi Gopinathan, John Peck
  • Patent number: 11905178
    Abstract: Methods of converting a variety of fluorinated materials into anhydrous hydrogen fluoride are described. The methods include thermally decomposing the fluorinated materials into a gaseous effluent comprising hydrogen fluoride and carbon dioxide. This gaseous effluent is then treated with carbon at a temperature of at least 830° C., converting the carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide (CO) and producing a gaseous product comprising the hydrogen fluoride, which can be condensed to generate anhydrous hydrogen fluoride. These methods can also be used to convert water contained in the gaseous effluent into hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Markus E. Hirschberg, Klaus Hintzer, Thomas W. Schoettle, Arne Thaler, Achim Schmidt-Rodenkirchen, Thorsten Gerdes, Konstantin Mierdel
  • Patent number: 11905270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carboxylic acid aromatic amides compounds of general formula (I) as described and defined herein, to pharmaceutical compositions and combinations comprising said compounds and to the use of said compounds for manufacturing a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment or prophylaxis of a diseaseas a sole agent or in combination with other active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Stefan Baeurle, Adam James Davenport, Christopher Stimson, Jens Nagel, Nicole Schmidt, Andrea Rotgeri, Ina Groeticke, Alexandra Rausch, Juergen Klar, Thomas Dyrks
  • Patent number: 11901786
    Abstract: A stator for an electric machine provided for purely electrically driving a motor vehicle is provided with a stator body forming stator grooves, a stator winding through which current can flow, which engages in the respective stator groove and axially protrudes from the stator groove, for forming an electromagnetic rotating field and an insulation paper, which is provided in the stator groove between the stator winding and the stator body, for electrically insulating the stator winding from the stator body, wherein the insulation paper protrudes from the stator groove, wherein the insulation paper is provided with an additional layer on the surface thereof for providing a higher creepage resistance compared to the surface of the insulation paper without the additional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thomas Hubert, Stefan Schmidt, Joerg Schneider
  • Publication number: 20240033314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for use in the treatment of skin irritations due to interactions with plants or animals on or in the skin, the composition containing at least one osmotic and/or hygroscopic substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventor: Thomas Schmidts
  • Publication number: 20240034191
    Abstract: A vehicle is proposed to control regeneration and reuse of captured energy in a through-the-road hybrid configuration. The vehicle comprises a vehicle frame, an energy store, and a controller. The vehicle frame is configured for over-the-roadway travel under a power of plural drive axles. At least one of the plural drive axles is coupled via a primary drivetrain to a fuel-fed engine to drive at least a pair of wheels. At least one other of the plural drive axles is an electrically-powered drive axle configured to supply supplemental torque to additional wheels. The energy store is configured to supply the electrically-powered drive axle with electrical power in a first mode of operation and receive energy recovered using the electrically-powered drive axle in a second mode of operation. The controller is coupled between the electrically-powered drive axle and one or more sensor inputs to transition between different modes of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Healy, Wilson Sa, Morgan Culbertson, Eric Schmidt, Roger Richter
  • Patent number: 11884017
    Abstract: Material unit for an additive manufacturing device (AM) having a resin vat, wherein the resin vat comprises a base which is transparent at least in sections, wherein the resin vat is connected to a holder for a reservoir, and wherein the holder is configured such that resin (R) emerging from an outlet of a reservoir held by said holder can flow into the resin vat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, Thomas Hasenzahl, Michael Schwaiger, Markus Kuhnle, Andreas Ries, Torsten Richter
  • Patent number: 11886424
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a first transaction inserting a record into a database and a second transaction deleting the record from the database. A validity period for the record may be determined based on a first commit time at which the first transaction is committed and a second commit time at which the second transaction is committed. A current table and/or a history table of a system versioned table may be updated to include the record based on the validity period of the record. One or more temporal operations may be performed based on the system versioned table. For example, a time travel operation may be performed to retrieve, based on the system versioned table, one or more records that are valid at a given point in time. Related systems and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Bernhard Scheirle, Andreas Tonder, Carsten Thiel, Guenter Radestock, Thomas Legler, Martin Heidel, Robert Schulze, Joern Schmidt, Rolando Blanco
  • Patent number: 11883282
    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: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    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 Chien, Harvey H. Chen, Isidro L. Guerrero, Derrick Johnson, Paul A. Schmidt, Cindy Woo
  • 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: 20240026928
    Abstract: A sealed anti-friction bearing, consisting of an inner bearing ring with a raceway arranged on its outer shell surface, of an outer bearing ring with a raceway arranged on its inner shell surface, and of a multiplicity of rolling bodies which roll between the bearing rings on the raceways, wherein two circumferential annular grooves are machined into the inner shell surface of the outer bearing ring axially on both sides next to the raceway in the outer bearing ring, in which annular grooves two seals are fastened which consist in each case of a circularly annular reinforcement and of an elastomer coating and which, on their inner circumference, comprise in each case one first radial sealing lip which bears against axial surfaces of two undercuts arranged on both sides next to the raceway in the inner bearing ring, in each case one second axial sealing lip which bears against radial surfaces of the undercuts in the inner bearing ring, and in each case one third sealing lip which forms a sealing gap together w
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Fickert-Guenther, Peter Reif, Armin Bender, Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11879547
    Abstract: A device for actuating a park lock in an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle, in which a gear position selector can be used to set at least one drive-, neutral- and park position. When the park position is selected, a park lock that is operatively connected to the automatic transmission can be actuated, and it can then be activated or deactivated with an emergency actuator device that can be operated manually. The emergency actuating device has a toothed wheel (gear) that can be made to engage with a spur gear that is configured as an intermediate toothed wheel (gear). A first engaging element engages into a control cam provided on the spur gear and, when the spur gear moves, the first engaging element can be moved in order to activate and deactivate the park lock in the control cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Küster Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Blücher, Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11882506
    Abstract: A method collects data in a network by operation of a local sensor of a consumption meter where the network is part of a supply network. The network distributes a consumable good. The sensor has a measuring element providing raw measurement data corresponding to a physical or physicochemical value or parameter. The sensor has a wired and/or radio communication device and a memory. For the determination of the measurement resolution of the sensor the conditions for generating time stampings using a correlation model are determined in advance, on the basis of the correlation model time stampings of successive raw measurement data in the sensor are generated. The time stampings are transmitted over a wired connection and/or a radio link so that on the basis of the time stampings using the correlation model the raw measurement data collected by the measuring element are reconstructed and evaluated and used for network monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH, Diehl Metering S.A.S.
    Inventors: Aster Breton, Guy Bach, Christoph Sosna, Klaus Gottschalk, Achim Schmidt, Thomas Kauppert, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Stefan Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11878368
    Abstract: A laser processing system includes a laser beam source that produces a raw laser beam; a beam expansion system that receives the raw laser beam and produces an expanded laser beam; a homogenization system that receives the expanded laser beam and produces a laser beam that is homogenized and has a line-shaped beam cross section in the processing plane, wherein the homogenization system includes a first homogenization arrangement that homogenizes along the short axis and a second homogenization arrangement for homogenization along the long axis, each of the homogenization arrangements includes optical elements that split the laser beam into a multiplicity of partial beams and a condenser system that superposes the partial beams in a superposition plane, and the first homogenization arrangement includes a first condenser system with at least one first mirror and the second homogenization arrangement includes a second condenser system with at least one second mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: 3D-Micromac AG
    Inventors: Sven Albert, Torsten Leichsenring, Thomas Schmidt, Uwe Wagner
  • Patent number: 11872966
    Abstract: An electromechanical or electromagnetic wheel brake cylinder for a braking system, embodied with at least one hydraulic braking circuit, of a vehicle, including a pressure chamber that is embodied in the electromechanical or electromagnetic wheel brake cylinder and is delimited by a displaceable first brake piston of the electromechanical or electromagnetic wheel brake cylinder, and is linkable to a sub-volume of the at least one hydraulic braking circuit of the braking system in such a way that the first brake piston is displaceable by way of a pressure that is increased at least in in the respective sub-volume. The electromechanical or electromagnetic wheel brake cylinder encompasses an electromechanical or electromagnetic actuator and a second brake piston which is displaceable by operation of the electromechanical or electromagnetic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ROBE IT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Dieter Blattert, Julian Ewald
  • Patent number: 11876003
    Abstract: Techniques and devices are disclosed for forming wettable flanks on no-leads semiconductor packages. A lead frame assembly may include a plurality of leads, each lead including a die surface and a plating surface, and an integrated circuit die arranged on the die surface. The plating surface for each of the leads may be plated with an electrical plating. A connecting film may be applied and lead frame assembly may be singulated into individual semiconductor packages by a series of cuts through each of the plurality of leads and the electrical plating of each of the plurality of leads to a depth up to or through a portion of the connecting film to create a channel exposing lead sidewalls of each of the plurality of leads. The lead sidewalls of each of the plurality of leads may be plated with a second electrical plating and the connecting film may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: VISHAY GENERAL SEMICONDUCTOR, LLC
    Inventors: Longnan Jin, Heinrich Karrer, Junfeng Liu, Huiying Ding, Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11866465
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Juno Therapeutics GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Christian Stemberger, Tom Kowski, Ken Prentice
  • Publication number: 20240002228
    Abstract: Methods of converting a variety of fluorinated materials into anhydrous hydrogen fluoride are described. The methods include thermally decomposing the fluorinated materials into a gaseous effluent comprising hydrogen fluoride and carbon dioxide. This gaseous effluent is then treated with carbon at a temperature of at least 830° C., converting the carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide (CO) and producing a gaseous product comprising the hydrogen fluoride, which can be condensed to generate anhydrous hydrogen fluoride. These methods can also be used to convert water contained in the gaseous effluent into hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Markus E. Hirschberg, Kalus Hintzer, Thomas W. Schoettle, Arne Thaler, Achim Schmidt-Rodenkirchen, Thorsten Gerdes, Konstantin Mierdel
  • Patent number: 11861083
    Abstract: The invention relates to an input device comprising capacitive detection device having detection surface including first array of array electrodes; electronic evaluation unit electrically connected to array electrodes to form associated electric measuring field array for spatially resolving detection of capacitive influence on detection surface; handling means disposed on detection surface to be movable along an adjustment path parallel to detection surface, in order to perform an operating input; position indicator; and coupling device with a first surface on which a second array of coupling electrodes is formed, and with a second surface on which a third array including spaced-apart contact surfaces is formed. Based on the position of the handling means, contact surfaces are touch-contacted by the position indicator. The coupling device includes several electrically conductive connections to capacitively influence the measuring field array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventors: Benedikt Schmidt, Manuel Wittwer, Markus Klein, Thomas Rauch, Elmar Greulich, Stefan Menninger, Thomas Kleffel