Patents by Inventor Thomas Schulze

Thomas Schulze 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: 20190133069
    Abstract: A teat dip fluid manifold and methods for distributing teat dip fluids, and including redundant valve sets and pressure monitoring between valve pairs to determine valve condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stuessel, Wolfgang Schulze-Wilmert, Thomas Orban
  • Publication number: 20190133067
    Abstract: A safety valve arrangement and method, having an upstream block valve, a downstream block valve, and a pressure monitored galley between the upstream valve and the downstream valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J Stuessel, Wolfgang Schulze-Wilmert, Thomas Orban
  • Publication number: 20180051671
    Abstract: The invention relates to wind turbines with variable rotor blades whose pitch angle can be adjusted, wherein an adjustment unit for adjusting the pitch angle of a wind turbine rotor blade with a pivot bearing comprising at least two coaxial bearing rings that are rotatable against each other, at least one adjustment actuator for rotating the two bearing rings against each other, and a supply unit for supplying the adjustment actuator with energy, wherein the at least one adjustment actuator and the supply unit are disposed on opposite sides on a plate-shaped adjustment drive carrier part which is directly or indirectly rotatably connected with one of the bearing rings and comprises a rotatable support bearing for the rotatable support of the adjustment actuator on the carrier part. The supply unit is connected with the adjustment actuator by at least one pressurized-media channel passing through the support bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH
    Inventors: Anton GAILE, Jan FESENMAYR, Stefan CERSOWSKY, Thomas SCHULZE
  • Publication number: 20180051674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wind turbines with variable rotor blades whose pitch angles are adjustable. An adjustment unit is provided for adjusting the pitch angle of the rotor blades with a pivot bearing comprising at least two coaxial bearing rings that are rotatable against each other, at least one adjustment actuator for rotating the two bearing rings, and a supply unit for supplying the adjustment actuator with energy, whereby the adjustment actuator and the supply unit are disposed on opposite sides on a plate-shaped adjustment drive carrier part which is rotatably connected with one of the bearing rings and comprises a rotatable support bearing for the support of the adjustment actuator. A least one part of the supply unit is rotatably mounted on the carrier part such that the supply unit or its rotatably mounted part and the adjustment actuator are jointly rotatably mounted and/or swivel-mounted on the carrier part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH
    Inventors: Anton GAILE, Jan FESENMAYR, Stefan CERSOWSKY, Thomas SCHULZE
  • Publication number: 20170349719
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles of manufacture, including fibers and films, and methods of making thereof. In accordance with the present invention, the article includes a binder impregnated with or encapsulating a filler. The binder is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), cellulose nanofibrils, or a combination of the PVOH and cellulose nanofibrils. The filler is deinking waste solids comprising ash and cellulose fines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Publication number: 20170298572
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an article of manufacture, which can be a fiber and or a film. In one aspect, the fiber or the film comprises a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and an inorganic filler comprising particles having an average diameter of less than about 20 micrometers. The PVOH has a degree of hydrolysis of greater than about 95% and is present in a range between about 20 wt. % and about 99 wt. % based on the total fiber weight. Methods of making the fibers and films are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Patent number: 9777143
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an article of manufacture, which can be a fiber and or a film. In one aspect, the fiber or the film comprises a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and an inorganic filler comprising particles having an average diameter of less than about 20 micrometers. The PVOH has a degree of hydrolysis of greater than about 95% and is present in a range between about 20 wt. % and about 99 wt. % based on the total fiber weight. Methods of making the fibers and films are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Patent number: 9777129
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles of manufacture, including fibers and films, and methods of making thereof. In accordance with the present invention, the article includes a binder impregnated with or encapsulating a filler. The binder is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), cellulose nanofibrils, or a combination of the PVOH and cellulose nanofibrils. The filler is deinking waste solids comprising ash and cellulose fines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Patent number: 9288211
    Abstract: A computer generates a modified list of search terms by adding synonyms of the search terms and terms that are related to the search terms to a list of search terms. The computer removes frequently used words from the modified list of search terms. The computer responds to a determination that a user has authorization to view a field of a document by adding to the modified list of search terms an encrypted version of a search term included in a list of search terms. A search using the modified list of search terms returns a result that identifies the document as a search result when either the unencrypted or the encrypted version of the search term is found in a list of index terms associated with the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Arning, Andrea E. Baader, Thomas Schulze, Sascha Schwarze
  • Publication number: 20160047356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotor blade of a wind turbine, having a rotor blade nose, a rotor blade rear edge, a rotor blade root region for the attachment of the rotor blade to a hub of the wind turbine, a rotor blade tip, wherein the rotor blade extends from the rotor blade root region along a longitudinal direction to the rotor blade tip and the rotor blade internally comprises at least a first cavity facing the rotor blade nose and a second cavity facing the rotor blade rear edge, and the first cavity is heated by a first, and the second cavity is heated by a second heating means, in order to heat the rotor blade nose or the rotor blade rear edge respectively. In addition, it is suggested that the rotor blade have a rear edge segment disposed in the region of the rotor blade rear edge up to the root region, wherein the rear edge segment is designed having several parts having at least two segment sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Torsten PAWlS, Falk MIDDELST√ĄDT, Thomas SCHULZE, Florian RUBNER
  • Patent number: 9224581
    Abstract: A capacitive-coupled parallel plate plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition reactor includes a gas distribution unit that is integrated in an RF electrode and is formed with a gas outlet. The parallel plate reactor is configured so that layers with high thickness homogeneity and quality can be produced. The capacitively coupled parallel plate plasma enhanced vapor deposition reactor has gas distribution unit with a multiple-stage showerhead constructed in such a way that it provides an independent adjustment of gas distribution and gas emission profile of the gas distribution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Roth & Rau AG
    Inventors: Joachim Mai, Benjamin Strahm, Guillaume Wahli, Arthur Buechel, Thomas Schulze
  • Publication number: 20150295934
    Abstract: A computer generates a modified list of search terms by adding synonyms of the search terms and terms that are related to the search terms to a list of search terms. The computer removes frequently used words from the modified list of search terms. The computer responds to a determination that a user has authorization to view a field of a document by adding to the modified list of search terms an encrypted version of a search term included in a list of search terms. A search using the modified list of search terms returns a result that identifies the document as a search result when either the unencrypted or the encrypted version of the search term is found in a list of index terms associated with the first document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Andreas Arning, Andrea E. Baader, Thomas Schulze, Sascha Schwarze
  • Publication number: 20150291786
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an article of manufacture, which can be a fiber and or a film. In one aspect, the fiber or the film comprises a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and an inorganic filler comprising particles having an average diameter of less than about 20 micrometers. The PVOH has a degree of hydrolysis of greater than about 95% and is present in a range between about 20 wt. % and about 99 wt. % based on the total fiber weight. Methods of making the fibers and films are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Publication number: 20150291752
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles of manufacture, including fibers and films, and methods of making thereof. In accordance with the present invention, the article includes a binder impregnated with or encapsulating a filler. The binder is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), cellulose nanofibrils, or a combination of the PVOH and cellulose nanofibrils. The filler is deinking waste solids comprising ash and cellulose fines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Patent number: 9069986
    Abstract: A computer determines, based on a degree of authorization of a user, that a user has authorization to view a type of field. Based on the degree of authorization of the user, the computer generates a modified list of search terms by adding additional search terms to a list of search terms. The computer executes a search using the modified list of search terms. The computer identifies a search result that includes the first type of field which further includes a search term that is included in the modified list of search terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Arning, Andrea E. Baader, Thomas Schulze, Sascha Schwarze
  • Patent number: 9058505
    Abstract: A computer determines, based on a degree of authorization of a user, that a user has authorization to view a type of field. Based on the degree of authorization of the user, the computer generates a modified list of search terms by adding additional search terms to a list of search terms. The computer executes a search using the modified list of search terms. The computer identifies a search result that includes the first type of field which further includes a search term that is included in the modified list of search terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Arning, Andrea E. Baader, Thomas Schulze, Sascha Schwarze
  • Publication number: 20140373177
    Abstract: A computer determines, based on a degree of authorization of a user, that a user has authorization to view a type of field. Based on the degree of authorization of the user, the computer generates a modified list of search terms by adding additional search terms to a list of search terms. The computer executes a search using the modified list of search terms. The computer identifies a search result that includes the first type of field which further includes a search term that is included in the modified list of search terms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Arning, Andrea E. Baader, Thomas Schulze, Sascha Schwarze
  • Publication number: 20140373176
    Abstract: A computer determines, based on a degree of authorization of a user, that a user has authorization to view a type of field. Based on the degree of authorization of the user, the computer generates a modified list of search terms by adding additional search terms to a list of search terms. The computer executes a search using the modified list of search terms. The computer identifies a search result that includes the first type of field which further includes a search term that is included in the modified list of search terms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Arning, Andrea E. Baader, Thomas Schulze, Sascha Schwarze
  • Publication number: 20120304933
    Abstract: A capacitive-coupled parallel plate plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition reactor includes a gas distribution unit that is integrated in an RF electrode and is formed with a gas outlet. The parallel plate reactor is configured so that layers with high thickness homogeneity and quality can be produced. The capacitively coupled parallel plate plasma enhanced vapor deposition reactor has gas distribution unit with a multiple-stage showerhead constructed in such a way that it provides an independent adjustment of gas distribution and gas emission profile of the gas distribution unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ROTH & RAU AG
    Inventors: Joachim Mai, Benjamin Strahm, Guillaume Wahli, Arthur Buechel, Thomas Schulze
  • Patent number: 8293636
    Abstract: A semiconductor device disclosed herein includes a conductive connection structure having a stepped profile that serves as a stress relief feature. The conductive connection structure includes a stress buffer arrangement for a contact pad. The stress buffer arrangement has a stepped via that terminates at the contact pad, and the stepped via has a plurality of inwardly sloped and concentric sections in a stacked orientation. The connection structure also includes underbump metallization overlying at least a portion of the contact pad and lining the stepped via, and a conductive connection element coupled to the underbump metallization. The conductive connection element fills the lined recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Schulze, Frank Kuechenmeister, Michael Su, Lei Fu