Patents by Inventor Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber 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: 11227739
    Abstract: An x-ray anode for an x-ray emitter has a structured surface provided for impingement with electrons. According to an embodiment of the invention, the structured surface has a surface structure which alternates periodically at least in sections and which varies in the micrometer range with respect to its depth extension and periodicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Anja Fritzler, Peter Geithner, Petra Maurer, Thomas Weber, Brigitte Streller
  • Patent number: 11226298
    Abstract: An x-ray imaging system includes an x-ray source configured to emit x-ray radiation towards a sample, and a primary detector configured to detect x-ray radiation from the x-ray source passing through the sample. The x-ray imaging system also includes a secondary detector configured to detect x-ray radiation from the x-ray source scattered in the sample, and imaging optics configured to guide x-ray radiation scattered in the sample onto the secondary detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Kappler, Marcus Radicke, Jörg Freudenberger, Anja Fritzler, Peter Geithner, Peter Hackenschmied, Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20220002147
    Abstract: A method for sealing entries in a MEMS element. The method includes: providing a functional layer having a functional region; producing a cavity underneath the functional region of the functional layer with the aid of a first entry outside of the functional region of the functional layer; sealing the first entry; producing a second entry to the cavity outside of the functional region of the functional layer; melting sealing material in the region of the second entry; and cooling off the melted sealing material to seal the second entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Hermes, Hans Artmann, Heribert Weber, Peter Schmollngruber, Thomas Friedrich, Tobias Joachim Menold, Mawuli Ametowobla
  • Publication number: 20220003621
    Abstract: A micromechanical component for a capacitive pressure sensor device, including a diaphragm that is stretched with the aid of a frame structure in such a way that a cantilevered area of the diaphragm spans a framed partial surface, and including a reinforcement structure that is formed at the cantilevered area. A first spatial direction oriented in parallel to the framed partial surface is definable in which the cantilevered area has a minimal extension, and a second spatial direction oriented in parallel to the framed partial surface and oriented perpendicularly with respect to the first spatial direction is definable in which the cantilevered area has a greater extension. The reinforcement structure is present at a first distance from the frame structure in the first spatial direction, and at a second distance in the second spatial direction, the second distance being greater than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Friedrich, Christoph Hermes, Hans Artmann, Heribert Weber, Peter Schmollngruber, Volkmar Senz
  • Patent number: 11213330
    Abstract: A method of changing a bone angle includes creating an osteotomy between a first portion and a second portion of a tibia of a patient; creating a cavity in the tibia by removing bone material along an axis extending in a substantially longitudinal direction from a first point at the tibial plateau to a second point; placing a non-invasively adjustable implant into the cavity, the non-invasively adjustable implant comprising an adjustable actuator having an outer housing and an inner shaft, telescopically disposed in the outer housing, and a driving element configured to be remotely operable to telescopically displace the inner shaft in relation to the outer housing; coupling one of the outer housing or the inner shaft to the first portion of the tibia; coupling the other of the outer housing or the inner shaft to the second portion of the tibia; and remotely operating the driving element to telescopically displace the inner shaft in relation to the outer housing, thus changing an angle between the first porti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Skinlo, Thomas B. Buford, Ephraim Akyuz, Thomas Weisel, Roger Pisarnwongs, Adam G. Beckett, Jeffrey Lee Gilbert, Frank Yan Liu, Urs Weber, Edmund J. Roschak, Blair Walker, Scott Pool, Mark T. Dahl
  • Patent number: 11210738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transforming an electronic portfolio. A system includes an electronic crossing platform that receives data defining trade orders of the electronic portfolio during an initial time period; compares portions of the data to determine an imbalance of the trade orders remaining after the initial time period and receives, during a final time period, a final trade order from a fund agent device to offset the remaining imbalance. The platform receives, after the final time period, a benchmark value of the electronic portfolio from a fund device; compares the final trade order with the remaining imbalance to determine an adjustment value; converts the benchmark value to a final value by applying the adjustment value to the benchmark value; and transforms the electronic portfolio into the transformed portfolio by creating paired buy and sell orders among the trade orders received during the initial time period at the final value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NYSE Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Weber, Thomas Champion, Laura V. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20210395074
    Abstract: A micromechanical component, whose diaphragm is supported and has support structures on its inner diaphragm side. Each of the support structures includes a first and second edge element structure, and at least one intermediate element structure positioned between the first and second edge element structures. For each of the support structures, a plane of symmetry is definable, with respect to which at least the first edge element structure of the respective support structure and the second edge element structure of the respective support structure are specularly symmetric. In each of support structures, a first maximum dimension of its first edge element structure perpendicular to its plane of symmetry and a second maximum dimension of its second edge element structure perpendicular to its plane of symmetry are greater than the maximum dimension of its intermediate element structure perpendicular to its plane of symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hans Artmann, Christoph Hermes, Heribert Weber, Jochen Reinmuth, Peter Schmollngruber, Thomas Friedrich
  • Publication number: 20210315536
    Abstract: An apparatus, for dose measurement designed for use in an x-ray device, is disclosed. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes a mirror element designed to inject a light field into an x-ray beam penetrating through the mirror element; and a measuring device to measure radiation-induced changes to a carrier material. The carrier material is part of the mirror element and/or another component of the apparatus, which lies in the radiation field of the x-ray device when used normally in an x-ray device. A corresponding method for dose measurement and to an x-ray device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Albert HUTTERER, Jaroslaw IWICKI, Stephan KREUZER, Thomas WEBER
  • Publication number: 20210301228
    Abstract: An apparatus for production of a water-soluble shell for holding a filling substance, having a tank filled with a melt of a shell material, wherein the shell material contains a polymer and is water-soluble and is solid under standard conditions, and a male mold movably arranged in the region of the tank and automatically lowerable into the melt and withdrawable from the tank in order to form a water-soluble shell. The invention also relates to a corresponding process and to a corresponding shell and to a corresponding portion pack for use as a washing or cleaning agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Peter Schmiedel, Mareile Job, Boray Torun, Katja Gerhards, Steffen Ristau, Thomas Weber, Maria Trinchera
  • Publication number: 20210301229
    Abstract: A device for producing a water-soluble shell for receiving a filling substance, the device having a basin which is filled with a melt of a shell material, wherein the shell material is polymer-containing and water-soluble and solid under normal conditions, and a male mold which is movably arranged in the region of the basin, can be automatically submerged into the melt and can be removed from the basin in order to form a water-soluble shell optionally abutting the male mold. The invention also relates to a corresponding method and a corresponding shell and a corresponding portion for use as a washing or cleaning agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Katja Gerhards, Steffen Ristau, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 11118139
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a detergent, especially a dishwashing detergent, with improved detergency. Detergent compositions having metal complexes with certain salicylidene ligands, which may be created in situ, solve this problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sascha Schaefer, Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Thomas Weber, Britta Strauss, Iris Dienwiebel
  • Patent number: 11104867
    Abstract: In a dishwashing liquid, the cleaning performance, in particular on bleachable stains such as, for example, tea stains, is to be improved. This succeeds using a dishwashing liquid which comprises a hydrogen peroxide source, a bleaching catalyst and a protease that, in native electrophoresis on a polyacrylamide gel, has a migration distance that is longer than the migration distance of the protease as per SEQ ID NO. 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Thomas Eiting, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Konstantin Benda, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20210244195
    Abstract: A bed component, for example a mattress or a mattress base, includes a vacuum pump and at least one actuator which is adaptable in its height and/or firmness and has a maximum height in the non-actuated state, wherein the vacuum pump is fluidly connected to the actuator and a vacuum is formed in the actuator by the vacuum pump in the actuated state of the actuator and the height and/or firmness of the actuator is reduced, wherein the vacuum pump is provided in an area of the bed component external to the actuator. Further, a bed including a bed component is shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: John ELENGICAL, Andreas EBBECKE, Nick KANZLER, Peter KERSTEN, Fabian LAASCH, Thomas WEBER
  • Publication number: 20210236081
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is for determining at least one main acquisition parameter determining a dose of x-rays to be emitted from an x-ray emitter during image acquisition using an x-ray emitter and an x-ray detector. A first image data of a first preparatory image is evaluated to determine if a repeat condition is fulfilled and/or to determine the main acquisition parameter and/or at least one second preparatory acquisition parameter. The first preparatory image is acquired by the x-ray detector using at least one first preparatory acquisition parameter to control the x-ray emitter. In all cases or when the repeat condition is fulfilled, the main acquisition parameter is determined depending on second image data of a second preparatory image, acquired by the x-ray detector after the first preparatory image while at least one second preparatory acquisition parameter is used to control the x-ray emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Andre GEBHARDT, Sebastian GLAWION, Thilo HANNEMANN, Carsten ILLENSEER, Daniel LERCH, Thomas PFEIFFER, Stefan SCHAFFERT, Peter SCHEUERING, Bastian SCHMIDT, Thomas WEBER, Wei HE, Sven-Martin SUTTER, Zhi Ming YANG
  • Patent number: 11071435
    Abstract: A system for dosing substances such as cleaning and/or care agents is disclosed. The system includes a dosing device, at least one energy source, a control unit, a sensor unit, and at least two cartridges for respectively accommodating at least one of the cleaning and/or care agents. The at least two cartridges are capable of being coupled to the dosing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thomas Weber, Johannes Zipfel, Christian Nitsch, Lars Zuechner, Nadine Franke, Georg Wawer, Alexander Mueller
  • Patent number: 11075052
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an x-ray device including a housing configured to provide a vacuum therein, a cathode arranged inside the housing and configured to emit electrons, an anode arranged inside the housing and configured to produce x-ray radiation when impacted by electrons emitted by the cathode, and a converter configured to convert the x-ray radiation produced by the anode into monochromatic x-ray radiation, wherein the anode is configured to produce x-ray radiation in transmission and is arranged between the cathode and the converter. The present disclosure may be used in medical imaging, therapy, spectroscopy, and the like. Geometries and configurations may be improved compared to previously known x-ray devices when it comes to requirements for space, materials used, complexity of electrical wiring, distance between cathode and anode, and providing supplementary functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Freudenberger, Anja Fritzler, Peter Geithner, Peter Hackenschmied, Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20210207063
    Abstract: Proteases that comprise an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to the amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO. 1 over its entire length and that comprise, in the count in accordance with SEQ ID NO. 1, the amino acid substitution R99D or R99E in combination with the further amino acid substitutions of S3T, V4I, and V199I, display very good cleaning performance in particular on blood-containing stains, as well as very good temperature stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Marion Merkel, Brian Laufs, Susanne Wieland, Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 11046914
    Abstract: A cleaning agent, preferably a dishwashing detergent, in particular an automatic dishwashing detergent, having at least one low-water, preferably substantially water-free, gel phase, which contains at least one particular non-ionic surfactant, preferably in quantities from 0.1 to 15 wt. %, from 0.5 to 10 wt. %, in particular from 0.8 to 8.5 wt. %, particularly preferably from 1 to 7 wt. %, for example from 1.0 to 4.0 wt. %, based on the total weight of the gel phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Oliver Kurth, Robert Stephen Cappleman, Michael Kreis, Boray Torun, Filiz Yapici, Thomas Weber, Thomas Doering, Matthias Sunder
  • Patent number: 11040861
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filling device for filling a container to be filled with a filling product in a filling product filling plant, comprising at least one filling valve for dosing the filling product into the container that is to be filled, as well as a sterilization device for sterilizing at least a portion of the at least one filling valve, wherein a contactless temperature sensor is provided for contactlessly measuring the temperature of the filling valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Baumgartner, Juergen Soellner, Thomas Weber, Thomas Knitl, Bernd Schafaczek
  • Patent number: 11027892
    Abstract: A resealable closure for a container in which package integrity is indicated by a structure which connects the closure to a remaining portion of the container which must be broken in order to gain access to the contents of the container for a first time. The package integrity feature, in one form, includes a structure associated with the closure, wherein upon opening the closure for a first time, the structure stretches, increasing a length of the structure until the structure eventually breaks, leaving one or both residual ends of the broken structure rippled or curved upward from the remainder of the container. In one alternative form, the structure is associated with a pull tab of the sealing panel, which comprises the closure, whereby either the structure must be broken first, prior to pulling back the sealing panel, or while pulling back the sealing panel for a first time, the structure breaks, prior to gaining access to the contents therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Deborah Lyzenga, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Scott William Huffer, Benjamin Michael Davis