Patents by Inventor Thomas Schmitz

Thomas Schmitz 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: 20210048313
    Abstract: Communication between a terminal, such as a consumption meter, installed at a fixed location and a mobile data collector, by way of Wireless M-Bus, via a short-range radio receiver. Data from the terminal is forwarded to the data collector via a bidirectional WPAN interface. The terminal sends a message periodically and unprompted for the communication set-up and subsequently opens a reception window after a period of time. In response, a command or a command sequence is conveyed from the mobile data collector to the receiver and to the terminal in one or more reception windows. The receiver determines the reception time at which the message arrives at the receiver, and the receiver stipulates the time at which the command or command sequence is transmitted onward to the terminal, so that the command or command sequence is received by the terminal within one reception window or multiple reception windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: STEFAN SCHMITZ, ACHIM SCHMIDT, PETRA JOPPICH-DOHLUS, THOMAS BLANK
  • Patent number: 10900807
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic consumption data module. Consumption data are transmitted via a communication system to a receiver, and different keys are provided for different software authorizations. Command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. A consumption data module has a memory, a control and/or regulating unit, and a communication device for the consumption data transmission. Different keys are provided for different software authorizations, and the command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. The consumption data module is operable by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Blank, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Stefan Schmitz, Achim Schmidt, Christian Jambor
  • Patent number: 10894115
    Abstract: The catheter device comprises a drive shaft connected to a motor, and a rotor mounted on the drive shaft at the distal end section. The rotor has a frame structure which is formed by a screw-like boundary frame and rotor struts extending radially inwards from the boundary frame. The rotor struts are fastened to the drive shaft by their ends opposite the boundary frame. Between the boundary frame and the drive shaft extends an elastic covering. The frame structure is made of an elastic material such that, after forced compression, the rotor unfolds automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: AIS GMBH AACHEN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Joachim-Georg Pfeffer, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Rolf W. Günther
  • Patent number: 10874783
    Abstract: The catheter device comprises a drive shaft connected to a motor, and a rotor mounted on the drive shaft at the distal end section. The rotor has a frame structure which is formed by a screw-like boundary frame and rotor struts extending radially inwards from the boundary frame. The rotor struts are fastened to the drive shaft by their ends opposite the boundary frame. Between the boundary frame and the drive shaft extends an elastic covering. The frame structure is made of an elastic material such that, after forced compression, the rotor unfolds automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AIS GMBH AACHEN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Joachim-Georg Pfeffer, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Rolf W. Günther
  • Publication number: 20200368416
    Abstract: The catheter device comprises a motor at the proximal end of the catheter device and a drive shaft, extending from the proximal end section to the distal end section of the catheter device, for driving a rotating element located at the distal end of the catheter device. The catheter device also comprises a hose-like catheter body which encompasses the drive shaft and extends from the proximal end section to the distal end section. At the proximal end of the catheter device, the drive shaft is connected to a motor by a clutch. The clutch is a magnetic clutch with a proximal and a distal magnet unit. The proximal magnet unit is connected to the motor and the distal magnet unit to the drive shaft. The distal magnet unit is mounted fluid-tight in a clutch housing. The proximal end of the catheter body makes a fluid-tight connection with the clutch housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Joachim Georg Pfeffer, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Rolf W. Günther
  • Publication number: 20200368727
    Abstract: A four-way conversion catalyst for treating a gasoline engine exhaust gas has a porous wall flow filter substrate with an inlet end, outlet end, substrate axial length extending between the inlet and outlet end, and passages defined by porous internal walls of the substrate, the passages having inlet passages with an open inlet and closed outlet, and outlet passages having a closed inlet and open outlet. The internal wall pores have a three-way conversion catalytic in-wall coating with an oxygen storage compound and a platinum group metal supported on a refractory metal oxide. On at least a portion of the internal wall surface defining the interface between the internal walls and the passages, the catalyst has a porous on-wall coating from the internal wall surface to the passage. The coating has porous oxidic compound and platinum group metal content of 0 to 0.001 wt. %, of the total coating weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas SCHMITZ, Attilio SIANI, Stephan SIEMUND, Janosch CRAVILLON
  • Publication number: 20200353410
    Abstract: A four-way conversion catalyst for the treatment of an exhaust gas stream of a gasoline engine, the catalyst comprising a porous wall flow filter substrate comprising an inlet end, an outlet end, a substrate axial length extending between the inlet end and the outlet end, and a plurality of passages defined by porous internal walls of the porous wall flow filter substrate, wherein the plurality of passages comprise inlet passages having an open inlet end and a closed outlet end, and outlet passages having a closed inlet end and an open outlet end; wherein in the pores of the porous internal walls and on the surface of the porous internal walls, which surface defines the interface between the porous internal walls and the passages, the catalyst comprises a three-way conversion catalytic coating comprising an oxygen storage compound and a platinum group metal supported on a refractory metal oxide; wherein in the pores of the porous internal walls, the three-way conversion catalytic coating is present as in-wall
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Florian WALTZ, Attilio SIANI, Thomas SCHMITZ, Stephan SIEMUND, David SCHLERETH, Hao LI
  • Publication number: 20200340095
    Abstract: A multilayer electrode on a substrate (10) comprising titanium (20) and titanium-rich titanium nitride (30) and titanium-poor titanium nitride (40), particularly suitable for the application to thermoplastic substrates, in particular for the purpose of the impedance measurement in aqueous biological media, and method for the production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias Schmitz, Mattias Schweinlin, Florian Grõber-Becker, Jan Hansmann, Marco Metzger, Thomas Schwarz, Heike Walles
  • Publication number: 20200323412
    Abstract: A system has a first floor processing device guided manually by a user within an environment, a second, exclusively automatically operated floor processing device, and a computing device. The first floor processing device has a detection device for detecting a parameter of the environment and/or a surface to be processed, and the second floor processing device has a navigation device for navigating and self-localizing in the environment. In order to enable an optimal floor processing of the environment with as little assistance by the user as possible, the computing device is set up, based on the parameter detected by the detection device of the first floor processing device, to determine whether a specific partial surface area of the surface to be processed is suitable for floor processing by the second floor processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter ARNOLD, Thomas BUENING, Benjamin FLECZOK, Robert FRIELINGHAUS, Martin HELMICH, Lorenz HILLEN, Christian HOLZ, Gerhard ISENBERG, Andrej MOSEBACH, Roman ORTMANN, Kevin SCHMITZ, Fabian VITZ, Niklas VAN TEEFFELEN, Uwe KEMKER, Georg HACKERT
  • Patent number: 10799624
    Abstract: The catheter device comprises a motor located at the proximal end of the catheter device and a drive shaft, extending from the proximal end section to the distal end section of the catheter device, for driving a rotating element located at the distal end of the catheter device. The catheter device also comprises a hose-like catheter body which encompasses the drive shaft and extends from the proximal end section to the distal end section of the catheter device. At the proximal end of the catheter device, the drive shaft is connected to a motor by a clutch. The clutch is a magnetic clutch with a proximal and a distal magnet unit. The proximal magnet unit is connected to the motor and the distal magnet unit to the drive shaft. The distal magnet unit is mounted fluid-tight in a clutch housing. The proximal end of the catheter body makes a fluid-tight connection with the clutch housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AIS GMBH AACHEN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Joachim Georg Pfeffer, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Rolf W. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20200317971
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermally conductive adhesive composition having excellent mechanical properties and a method of manufacturing the same. Further, the present invention relates to method of manufacturing an article comprising the thermally conductive adhesive composition and articles obtainable by the described method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Zoeller, Nicole Schlingloff, Thomas Engels, Eric Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20200289736
    Abstract: A system for the extracorporeal elimination of carbon monoxide, includes at least one pump and a gas exchange chamber, wherein the at least one pump can be connected to the blood circulatory system of a person by way of a first tube section connectable to a cannula and is connected to a gas exchange chamber via a second tube section, wherein the system is configured to transfer blood, via the first tube section, from the blood circulatory system of the person by way of at least one pump into the gas exchange chamber, and to return the blood from the gas exchange chamber to the blood circulatory system of the person via the same first tube section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jutta ARENS, Ralf BORCHARDT, Peter Christian SCHLANSTEIN, Thomas SCHMITZ-RODE, Lotte SCHRAVEN, Georg WAGNER, Ulrich STEINSEIFER
  • Publication number: 20200281427
    Abstract: A vacuumed material collection station for receiving vacuumed material from a vacuum cleaning apparatus includes a vacuumed material collection container and an interface for connecting the vacuum cleaning apparatus to the vacuumed material collection station. The vacuumed material collection station comprises a receptacle space for receiving a filter chamber of a vacuum cleaning apparatus connected to the vacuumed material collection station and a feed device for feeding the filter chamber into the receptacle space. The receptacle space is designed for completely encompassing the filter chamber and/or at the most not encompassing a chamber side facing the interface with the vacuum cleaning apparatus. The receptacle space forms a partial volume within the housing of the vacuumed material collection station, and the feed device is designed for removing the filter chamber from the vacuum cleaning apparatus and displacing the filter chamber into the receptacle space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas BUENING, Benjamin FLECZOK, Robert FRIELINGHAUS, Martin HELMICH, Lorenz HILLEN, Christian HOLZ, Gerhard ISENBERG, Andrej MOSEBACH, Roman ORTMANN, Kevin SCHMITZ, Fabian VITZ, Niklas VAN TEEFFELEN, Georg HACKERT
  • Publication number: 20200282888
    Abstract: A head restraint for a seat back of a vehicle seat may have two lateral wings. A topmost surface of the wings may flare from top to bottom in a driving position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: ADIENT ENGINEERING AND IP GMBH
    Inventors: THOMAS GUNKEL, RUDOLF WILHELM HEMMELRATH, LAURENCE FINNEGAN, ANDREAS SCHMITZ, THOMAS FROTZ, DANIEL BAHR, KAUSHAL KUMAR SINGH
  • Publication number: 20200281428
    Abstract: A suction material collecting station for regenerating a filter chamber of a suction cleaner has an interface for connecting to the suction cleaner, a suction material collection container, a fan for generating a negative pressure in the suction material collection container, and an electric motor for driving the fan so that suction material contained in the filter chamber may be conveyed into the suction material collection container. The suction material collecting station has a control and evaluation unit that calculates a surroundings disturbance parameter and controls the operation of the electric motor automatically, depending on the surroundings disturbance parameter and a device parameter of the suction cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas BUENING, Benjamin FLECZOK, Robert FRIELINGHAUS, Martin HELMICH, Lorenz HILLEN, Christian HOLZ, Gerhard ISENBERG, Andrej MOSEBACH, Roman ORTMANN, Kevin SCHMITZ, Fabian VITZ, Niklas VAN TEEFFELEN, Georg HACKERT
  • Publication number: 20200251914
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system with a household appliance, a charging station and a plurality of battery units. A control of the system is configured so that a battery unit connected to the charging station can be charged in dependence on a discharge of a battery unit which is connected to the household appliance for operating the household appliance to perform a use operation. The present disclosure further concerns a household appliance and a charging station. It is thereby made possible to perform particularly long use operations with only two battery units or at least a reduced number of battery units without an interruption for charging a battery, and at the same time to achieve the longest possible service life of the battery units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Arnold, Thomas Büning, Benjamin Fleczok, Robert Frielinghaus, Martin Helmich, Lorenz Hillen, Christian Holz, Gerhard Isenberg, Andrej Mosebach, Roman Ortmann, Kevin Schmitz, Fabian Vitz, Niklas van Teeffelen, Georg Hackert
  • Publication number: 20200229669
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system consisting of a first floor treatment apparatus that is exclusively guided manually within an environment by a user and a second floor treatment apparatus that is exclusively operated automatically, wherein the second floor treatment apparatus is designed for orienting and localizing itself within an environment. The first floor treatment apparatus is designed for detecting a movement path of the first floor treatment apparatus during a movement of the first floor treatment apparatus that is manually guided by a user, as well as for transmitting information on the detected movement path to the second floor treatment apparatus by wireless communication. The second floor treatment apparatus is designed for receiving the information and for autonomously traveling along the movement path within the environment based on the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Arnold, Thomas Buening, Benjamin Fleczok, Robert Frielinghaus, Martin Helmich, Lorenz Hillen, Christian Holz, Gerhard Isenberg, Andrej Mosebach, Roman Ortmann, Kevin Schmitz, Fabian Vitz, Niklas Van Teeffelen, Uwe Kemker, Georg Hackert
  • Publication number: 20200233428
    Abstract: A system with a first floor processing device and a second floor processing device that is designed to orient and localize itself within an environment based on an area map. The first floor processing device is set up to detect a movement path during a movement by the first floor processing device and transmit information about the detected movement path to the second floor processing device. The second floor processing device has a control and evaluation unit that is set up to analyze the received information and, based upon the movement path detected by the first floor processing device and/or a partial area of the environment not traversed by the movement path, enter a no-go area into the area map which the second floor processing device is not allowed to traverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter ARNOLD, Thomas BUENING, Benjamin FLECZOK, Robert FRIELINGHAUS, Martin HELMICH, Lorenz HILLEN, Christian HOLZ, Gerhard ISENBERG, Andrej MOSEBACH, Roman ORTMANN, Kevin SCHMITZ, Fabian VITZ, Niklas VAN TEEFFELEN, Uwe KEMKER, Georg HACKERT
  • Patent number: 10707793
    Abstract: A method for operating a synchronous machine having a rotor, comprising the following features: the synchronous machine is modelled, with respect to the rotor, as a two-phase system with a direct-axis current and a quadrature-axis current, rotor losses of the synchronous machine, which rotor losses occur in the rotor, are numerically described by an evaluation function of the first direct-axis current, of the quadrature-axis current and of a specified rotation speed of the synchronous machine, and, on the basis of the evaluation function, the direct-axis current and the second quadrature-axis current are controlled for the specified rotation speed and a required torque in such a way that the synchronous machine outputs the required torque and the rotor losses are low and a corresponding synchronous machine, a corresponding computer program and a corresponding storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Nägelkrämer, Axel Heitmann, Thomas Hubert, Sven Luthardt, Stefan Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10700221
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for producing the apparatus are described, wherein the apparatus includes a substrate with a photodetector and a dielectric arranged on the substrate. Further, the apparatus includes a microlens arranged on a first side of the dielectric. The microlens is configured to steer incident radiation onto the photodetector. Moreover, the apparatus includes a carrier-free optical interference filter. The microlens is arranged between the photodetector and the interference filter, and the interference filter has a plane surface on a side facing away from the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ines Uhlig, Anjo Kirschner, Dirk Offenberg, Beatrice Poetschick, Bjoern Sausner, Thomas Schmitz-Huebsch, Mirko Vogt