Patents by Inventor Thomas Schumacher

Thomas Schumacher 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: 20190256264
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a container precursor, comprising a sheetlike composite; wherein the sheetlike composite comprises as a layer sequence in a direction from an outer surface of the sheetlike composite to an inner surface of the sheetlike composite a) an outer polymer layer, b) a colour application, c) a carrier layer, and d) a barrier layer; wherein the sheetlike composite forms a wall of the container precursor; wherein the wall a. at least partly surrounds an interior of the container precursor, and b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Ulrich ALEF, Thomas SCHUMACHER, Norbert Peter HERZOG
  • Publication number: 20190180035
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a storage medium for detecting vulnerabilities in software to protect a computer system from security and compliance breaches are provided. The method includes providing a ruleset code declaring programming interfaces of a target framework and including rules that define an admissible execution context when invoking the programming interfaces, providing a source code to be scanned for vulnerabilities; compiling the source code into a first execution code having additional instructions inserted to facilitate tracking of an actual execution context of the source code, compiling the ruleset code into a second execution code that can be executed together with the first execution code, executing the first execution code within an virtual machine and passing calls of the programming interfaces to the second execution code, and detecting a software vulnerability when the actual execution context disagrees with the admissible execution context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hans-Christian Esperer, Yun Ding, Thomas Kastner, Markus Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10285597
    Abstract: A process is provided for monitoring a patient being anesthetized, as well as a process for determining a combined effect of different anesthetics used. Devices for carrying out the processes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA, INSELSPITAL BERN, DIREKTION LEHRE UND FORSCHUNG
    Inventors: Frank Franz, Maral Haar, Jürgen Manigel, Kai Kück, Susanne Stahlkopf, Marcel Voigt, Thomas Bouillon, Martin Luginbühl, Peter Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20170325914
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fixation implant with an implant body which is made substantially of a ceramic material and has an external helical thread with more than one thread web and wherein a thread pitch angle of the external helical thread is in the range from 30° to 90°, and to the use thereof as an alloplastic bone implant, as an alloplastic dental implant, in production engineering, medical engineering, surgery, dental technology and/or implant technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kamen TUSHTEV, Thomas SCHUMACHER, Kurosch REZWAN
  • Publication number: 20170239908
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container precursor comprising a wall, wherein the wall a) surrounds an interior region, and b) comprises a first wall region and a second wall region; wherein the first wall region comprises a first layer sequence comprising a first wall layer, a second wall layer and a third wall layer as overlying layers from the interior region outwards; wherein, in the first wall region, a second carrier layer is characterised by a smaller layer thickness than a first carrier layer, or a third carrier layer, or both; wherein the second wall region comprises a second layer sequence comprising first wall layer, a second wall layer and a third wall layer as overlying layers from the interior region outwards; wherein, in the second wall region, the second wall layer is connected to the third wall layer; wherein, in the second wall region, the third carrier layer is characterised by a larger layer thickness than the first carrier layer, or the third carrier layer, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Ulrich Alef, Thomas Schumacher, Norbert Peter HERZOG
  • Patent number: 9169802
    Abstract: A cylinder head gasket includes a metallic gasket layer having through-openings and, at its peripheral outer margin, a first sealing element for providing a seal. The first sealing element forms a sealing line extending circumferentially about the gasket layer and surrounding the through-openings. The side of the first sealing element facing away from the peripheral outer margin of the gasket layer includes a vent hole arranged adjacent to a sealing line break and located in a first gasket layer region which is, on only a first side of the gasket layer, on both sides of the sealing line break, continuously bounded by the first sealing element and a second sealing element. The first sealing element and the second sealing element extend around the first gasket layer region such that a fluid flow path extending from the sealing line break to the vent hole has at least one change in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Timo Dolde
  • Publication number: 20140097575
    Abstract: A cylinder head gasket includes a metallic gasket layer having through-openings and, at its peripheral outer margin, a first sealing element for providing a seal. The first sealing element forms a sealing line extending circumferentially about the gasket layer and surrounding the through-openings. The side of the first sealing element facing away from the peripheral outer margin of the gasket layer includes a vent hole arranged adjacent to a sealing line break and located in a first gasket layer region which is, on only a first side of the gasket layer, on both sides of the sealing line break, continuously bounded by the first sealing element and a second sealing element. The first sealing element and the second sealing element extend around the first gasket layer region such that a fluid flow path extending from the sealing line break to the vent hole has at least one change in direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Timo Dolde
  • Publication number: 20120205877
    Abstract: Gasket, comprising at least one through-opening to be sealed, at least one elastomeric sealing element associated with the through-opening, and a carrier for the sealing element, wherein the sealing element comprises at least one flexible sealing lip enclosing the through-opening in the form of a projection protruding in the direction of the through-opening axis, and embedded in the sealing element is at least one stiff inlay, which projects in the direction of the through-opening axis beyond a carrier area adjacent to the inlay; in order that the sealing element, while in operation, will not be damaged due to high stresses or will not become detached in some areas from the carrier, the inlay surrounds the through-opening in the shape of a ring and without interruption and forms a supporting element which supports the sealing element radially around the through-opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Uwe Klump, Oliver Schilli
  • Patent number: 8100411
    Abstract: Cylinder head gasket whose gasket plate comprises a single sheet metal layer, combustion chamber openings, and for each combustion chamber opening a ring-shaped combustion chamber sealing element, which is a sheet metal ring that is arranged on the sheet metal layer and is joined to the latter by welding; to avoid the risk of damage to a combustion chamber sealing element as a result of sliding movements occurring between a cylinder head sealing surface and the cylinder head gasket while the engine is in operation, all sheet metal rings are arranged on that side of the sheet metal layer which is to face an engine block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Harry Hinderer, Armin Diez, Klaus Bendl
  • Publication number: 20080048401
    Abstract: Cylinder head gasket whose gasket plate comprises a single sheet metal layer, combustion chamber openings, and for each combustion chamber opening a ring-shaped combustion chamber sealing element, which is a sheet metal ring that is arranged on the sheet metal layer and is joined to the latter by welding; to avoid the risk of damage to a combustion chamber sealing element as a result of sliding movements occurring between a cylinder head sealing surface and the cylinder head gasket while the engine is in operation, all sheet metal rings are arranged on that side of the sheet metal layer which is to face an engine block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Harry Hinderer, Armin Diez, Klaus Bendl
  • Publication number: 20070228666
    Abstract: 1. Cylinder Head Gasket 2. In a cylinder head gasket (1) for an internal combustion piston engine, having at least one gasket layer (21, 23, 25) of metallic material which defines the main gasket plane and which has at least one combustion chamber through opening (3), on the edge of which there is a circular ring-shaped combustion chamber sealing area (15), the combustion chamber sealing area (15) is vertically profiled such that measured perpendicular to the main gasket plane it has a different thickness in different peripheral areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Klaus Bendl, Peter Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20070228665
    Abstract: In a flat gasket, especially a cylinder head gasket, having at least one elongated, metallic carrier element (17) which extends over several sealing zones, preferably over several combustion chamber sealing zones (41) for several in-line cylinders of a piston engine, the carrier element (17) is formed by several component elements (7, 9, 11) which are interconnected by a connecting means (23, 35), abutting one another (at 13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Klaus Bendl, Peter Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20060015522
    Abstract: A method for providing a planning framework for use in managing a material flow of products in a supply chain. According to the method, subsequent instances of said material flow are associated with linked documents in a document flow. In a prior document, first relations are established identifying one or more dependent documents, for producing one or more products in a next instance of said material flow. Said prior document is converted into said next document in a forward way. According to the invention, the method comprises establishing in said next document the first relations identifying said one or more dependent documents, so as to convert said next document into said prior document in a reverse way. In this way, fixed relations can be preserved between product requirements and products while changing the material flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Klaus Reinelt, Stefan Siebert, Christoph Glania, Stephan Hetzer, Thomas Schumacher, Peter Engel, Guenter Pecht-Seibert, Thorsten Kulick, Joachim Altmeyer, Andre Doerfler
  • Patent number: 6965698
    Abstract: The present invention, which can be used with any lossy compression, concerns the selection of images to form a composite image which comprises the selected images, wherein, for at least one of the selected images, lossy compression of the composite image results in an improved compressibilty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eugenio Martinez-Uriegas, Thomas Schumacher
  • Patent number: 6961477
    Abstract: Gamut mapping of an original image using one or more of plural different gamut mapping algorithms. The original image is subjected to spatial frequency analysis so as to determine spatial frequency content thereof, and different regions of the original image are gamut mapped using different ones of the plural gamut mapping algorithms based on the spatial frequency analysis. Because the gamut mapping algorithm for any one regions is selected based on spatial frequency content of the region, the gamut mapping algorithm is tailored more specifically to image content of the region, yielding gamut-mapped images with higher perceived color fidelity and colorfulness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eugenio Martinez-Uriegas, Thomas Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20050144054
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a manual resource assignment system. In one embodiment, manual modifications to a requirement element are received. A search for one or more receipt elements may be conducted based on the manually modified requirement element. A list of one or more receipt elements may be generated based on the search. A selection of the one or more receipt elements may be received. A dialog to manually generate an off-cut portion from the receipt element may be presented. An output order may be generated. The output order may be generated by deducting the off-cut portion from the selected one or more receipt elements. An off-cut order may be generated to submit the off-cut portion to production stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Oliver Rueckert, Thomas Schumacher
  • Patent number: 6752724
    Abstract: A golf training apparatus that includes a first elongated flexible strip of a stance length, and a second elongated flexible strip of a ball distance length. According to an example of the invention, the first elongated flexible strip and the second elongated flexible strip include an area of loop-type material, or material that cooperates with hook-type material. The first elongated flexible strip and the second elongated flexible strip may then be joined to one another by providing a separate section of hook-type material or by incorporating hook-type material onto the first elongated flexible strip and the second elongated flexible strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20030118238
    Abstract: The present invention, which can be used with any lossy compression, concern the selection of images to form a composite image which comprises the selected images, wherein, for at least one of the selected images, lossy compression of the composite image results in an improved compressibilty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Eugenio Martinez-Uriegas, Thomas Schumacher
  • Patent number: 6559410
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming simulated wear patterns and designs in denim pants using laser rays. The apparatus includes an indexable carousel having a plurality of circumferentially spaced pant-supporting mandrels that are sequentially indexable to a plurality of stations located about the carousel, including a loading station, a laser station, and an unloading station. The mandrels each comprise articulated linkage that is selectively actuatable between a retractable condition that permits positioning of a pair of pants onto the mandrel at the loading station and an expanded condition that tautly supports the pants in predetermined position at the laser station such that a laser generated pattern can be formed at predetermined locations on the pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Ellis Corporation
    Inventors: Roland D. Bowker, Jorge Michel, Dan Noltin, Thomas Schumacher, Richard Franzen, Dave Loranca
  • Publication number: 20030012427
    Abstract: Gamut mapping of an original image using one or more of plural different gamut mapping algorithms. The original image is subjected to spatial frequency analysis so as to determine spatial frequency content thereof, and different regions of the original image are gamut mapped using different ones of the plural gamut mapping algorithms based on the spatial frequency analysis. Because the gamut mapping algorithm for any one regions is selected based on spatial frequency content of the region, the gamut mapping algorithm is tailored more specifically to image content of the region, yielding gamut-mapped images with higher perceived color fidelity and colorfulness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Eugenio Martinez-Uriegas, Thomas Schumacher