Patents by Inventor Thomas Sommer

Thomas Sommer 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).

  • Patent number: 8534999
    Abstract: A gas turbine is provided including a compressor, a combustion chamber, a guide vane row and a rotor airfoil row. The guide vane row includes a plurality of guide vane airfoils having a blade and an inner platform. The ratio between the pitch and the leading edge diameter of the guide vane airfoils is between 6.3-7.6 and the ratio between the platform length and the leading edge diameter of the guide vane airfoils is between 4.0-5.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Bruno Stephan, Jörg Krückels, Thomas Sommer
  • Patent number: 8343198
    Abstract: A bone plate system is disclosed which includes a bone plate having at least one plate hole, at least one pin adapted to be disposed in the at least one plate hole, and a polymer component disposed between the at least one pin and the bone plate. The polymer component includes a polymer that may be melted through the application of ultrasonic energy. The at least one pin is constructed of a material that will not melt under such application of ultrasonic energy. The re-solidified polymer component creates a bond between the at least one pin and the bone plate to provide a more rigid and secure mating therebetween, and to at least substantially prevent backout of the at least one pin with respect to the bone plate. A method of implanting the bone plate system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma SA
    Inventors: Thomas Sommer, Philip Henry
  • Patent number: 8338649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of an aromatic carbonyl compound by the oxidation of a methyl group or methylene group bonded to the aromatic group in which the aromatic substance is reacted in the presence of an oxidizing agent and a sulphoxide, a sulphoxide being selected for the oxidation of a specific aromatic substance whose ionization potential, in terms of magnitude, differs from the ionization potential of the aromatic substance to be oxidized by a maximum of ±0.25 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Weylchem Frankfurt GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Forstinger, Thomas Sommer, Daniel Decker, Andreas Martin, Angela Köckritz, Michael Kant, Alexander Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20120181358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic assembly (10) of a solenoid valve, particularly for actuating a fuel injector, having a housing (12, 16) receiving a magnetic core (28) having a magnetic coil (26). Electrical contacts (32) are led through penetrations (34) out of the housing (12, 16). The electrical contacts (32) in the housing (12, 16) for supplying the magnetic coil (26) with current are attached by means of an adhesive connection (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Roland Herwig, Dieter Roehr, Florian Dirscherl, Gueray Ikizalp, Udo Schaich, Thomas Sommer, Thomas Hohe, Cetin Yilmazer
  • Publication number: 20110058940
    Abstract: A gas turbine is provided including a compressor, a combustion chamber, a guide vane row and a rotor airfoil row. The guide vane row includes a plurality of guide vane airfoils having a blade and an inner platform. The ratio between the pitch and the leading edge diameter of the guide vane airfoils is between 6.3-7.6 and the ratio between the platform length and the leading edge diameter of the guide vane airfoils is between 4.0-5.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Bruno STEPHAN, Jörg KRÜCKELS, Thomas SOMMER
  • Publication number: 20100312017
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of an aromatic carbonyl compound by the oxidation of a methyl group or methylene group bonded to the aromatic group in which the aromatic substance is reacted in the presence of an oxidising agent and a sulphoxide, a sulphoxide being selected for the oxidation of a specific aromatic substance whose ionisation potential, in terms of magnitude, differs from the ionisation potential of the aromatic substance to be oxidised by a maximum of ±0.25 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Klaus Forstinger, Thomas Sommer, Daniel Decker, Andreas Martin, Angela Köckritz, Michael Kant, Alexander Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20090319675
    Abstract: The session initiation protocol (SIP) is used to establish calls/sessions between end-points. The type of session to be established is described by the session description protocol (SDP), RFC 2327. At present however, RFC 2327 only contains parameters that describe audio or video sessions. The expansion according to the invention of the SDP by corresponding parameters that describe file sharing sessions thus permits file sharing sessions to be established using the SIP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Joerg Ottensmeyer, Thomas Sommer
  • Publication number: 20060241300
    Abstract: The invention relates to mixtures containing 5 to 99.5 wt. % of a compound of formula (I), 95 to 0.5 wt. % of a compound of formula (II) and a maximum of 10 wt. % of one of several compounds of general formula (III a), wherein A1-A32 which are independent from each other are equal or different and represent a straight-chained or branched alkyl or alkenyl having 1-12 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl having 48 carbon atoms, an aryl having 6-12 carbon atoms, an aralkyl having 7-12 carbon atoms, or A1-A2, A3-A4, A5-A6 etc. -A31-A32 which are independent from each other and are equal or different and are connected together directly or via O or N-A33 to a ring having 3-7 ring members, A33 represents an alkyl having 1-4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Wessel, Daniel Decker, Thomas Sommer, Hagen Huenig, Reinhard Schwesinger
  • Publication number: 20060033288
    Abstract: A rotatable payload support turret for operation in a potentially hazardous environment includes a fixed element attached to a vehicle or fixed structure and a rotatable element, supported for rotation with respect to the fixed element. The turret includes a camera payload having a pointing direction configured to be upwardly pointing. An annular clearance gap formed between the fixed element and the rotatable element is sealed by a conventional gas tight magnetic fluid seal element. A wiper seal is also provided in the clearance gap between the location of the magnetic fluid and the external environment to prevent breakdown of the magnetic fluid by elements of the potentially hazardous environment. The clearance gap may also form a labyrinth seal having up to three legs that are oriented to oppose a gravitational force direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Hughes, Thomas Sommer, Ronald Rosi
  • Publication number: 20060016966
    Abstract: An sensor/emitter system includes a sensor/emitter payload capable of generating image signals in response to radiation falling thereon and of emitting a radiation beam includes a manually controllable input device. In a first embodiment, a hand held control unit (HCU) comprises an enclosure for housing input control actuators, and a handle extending from the enclosure. The enclosure includes a control panel surface having one or more control actuators protruding therefrom for actuation by a thumb of an operator while the operator grips the handle and a longitudinal axis of the handle makes an angle of between 180 to 135 degrees with respect to the control panel surface. In addition, the handle is contoured with an ovoid shape and over coated with a foam material to provide a more comfortable grip over extended use. In a second embodiment, a lap top control unit (LCU) is reconfigurable by an operator to swap control elements from a left side to a right side to accommodate both left and right-handed users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Hughes, Thomas Sommer
  • Publication number: 20020134865
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injector (1) for injecting fuel, which is at high pressure, into the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, having a valve piston (4) that executes an axial reciprocating motion that generates an actuation of the nozzle needle (19). Between the valve piston (4) and the nozzle needle (19), a pressure piece (17) is provided, which is embodied spherically and is surrounded by an adjusting shim (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Holger Rapp, Uwe Grytz, Thomas Sommer, Klaus Beier
  • Patent number: 6082834
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for a brake system having anti-lock control (ABS) and traction slip control by brake management (BASR) which has an electromotively driven hydraulic pump for the auxiliary pressure supply in the ABS mode and BASR mode, sensors to determine the wheel rotational behavior, and an electronic circuit for analyzing the sensor signals and generating braking pressure control signals. The hydraulic pump, in the BASR mode, is activated by a pulse train (at least temporarily), and the flow rate of the pump is adjusted to the requirements by modulating the pulse train, the requirements being determined by analyzing the traction slip and the instantaneous rotational speed of the hydraulic pump. Pulse patterns in the form of pulse trains with predetermined pulse times and times of pulse break serve to activate the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: ITT Automotive Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Kolbe, Thomas Sommer
  • Patent number: 4947687
    Abstract: A drive system, comprising a driving motor whose speed can be adjusted by means of an operating member, an adjustable hydrostatic transmission with a pump and a hydraulic motor of which the volume throughput can be adjusted, followed by a change-speed gear, in particular one which can be shifted under load, connected to the hydrostatic transmission, wherein a control device is associated with the hydrostatic transmission, and an operating member is provided to initiate a gear shift, is arranged so that while ensuring a simple regulating concept, it exhibits subjectively good shifting behavior without costly auxiliary devices having to participate in the control response of the continuously adjustable hydrostatic transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Hydromatik GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Martini, Wolfgang Reistle, Thomas Sommer
  • Patent number: 4939954
    Abstract: A drive system for machines and vehicles with a hydraulic and mechanical transmission arranged thereafter having a driving motor and a control member which can continuously vary the speed of the motor. A hydraulic converter also controlled by a control member dependent upon the speed of the driving motor and the running pressure of the motor is also provided, in which a transmission arranged after the converter and a shifting mechanism is connected to an electronic control circuit so that an operating element for shifting gears of the transmission may achieve a comfortable shifting behavior for the transmission. Shifting from a high gear to a low gear will occur only under the following conditions: (a) before shifting, the output speed of the hydraulic converter is below a certain predetermined value, and (b) before shifting, the transmission ratio of the converter reaches a specific minimum value caused by the working pressure of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Hydromatik GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Walzer, Thomas Sommer