Patents by Inventor Thomas Wichmann

Thomas Wichmann 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: 10822213
    Abstract: A spooling device for facilitating spooling of a wire on a drum winch from a feeding point includes a suspension cradle mounted to the mechanical frame. The suspension cradle supports a rotatable wire sheave or receiving the wire extending form the feeding point and for guiding the wire to a specific location on the drum winch. The suspension cradle having the wire sheave is slideably mounted to the frame in accordance with a curved path. The curved path is configured such that the fleet angle of the wire extending from the feed point is at least partially compensated in order to reduce fringing effects of the wire on the wire sheave during sliding movement of the wire sheave along its curved path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco Norway AS
    Inventors: Yngvar Borøy, Lars-Wichmann Jansen, Hugo Lacerda, Thomas Bjørgen
  • Publication number: 20200214497
    Abstract: A modular grill having at least one grilling configuration for grilling food and having a carrying configuration for carrying the food is provided. The grill includes a heating-function group, having an interchangeable heating module for heating the food by way of a vertical radiating surface in the grilling configuration, and also includes a food-carrier-function group, which is connected to the heating-function group and has a food-carrier module. The heating-function group includes at least one guide device for guiding the heating module, and also includes a number of fastening elements for fastening the heating module in a releasable manner on the heating-function group. The food-carrier module includes at least one food carrier, which is intended for accommodating the food and is mounted in the grilling configuration in front of the radiating surface such that it can be rotated about a vertical axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Lange, Stefan Wichmann
  • Publication number: 20200215737
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preform device for positioning extruded rubber mixtures, characterized in that the preform device consists of an inlet module (2) and an outlet module (3), wherein both the inlet module (2) and the outlet module (3) each have a base surface (11, 12) and a contact face (19, 21) opposite the base surface (11, 12, 13), and wherein the surface of the contact face (19, 21) of the inlet module (2) is smaller than the surface of the base surface (11, 12) of the inlet module (2). The invention also relates to an extruder mold system for molding extruded rubber mixtures into a complete rubber element (40), having the preform device and at least one final forming device, and to a corresponding extruder system (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Wichmann, Thomas Reinhardt, Stephan Disselhoff
  • Publication number: 20200156907
    Abstract: A spooling device for facilitating spooling of a wire on a drum winch from a feeding point includes a suspension cradle mounted to the mechanical frame. The suspension cradle supports a rotatable wire sheave or receiving the wire extending form the feeding point and for guiding the wire to a specific location on the drum winch. The suspension cradle having the wire sheave is slideably mounted to the frame in accordance with a curved path. The curved path is configured such that the fleet angle of the wire extending from the feed point is at least partially compensated in order to reduce fringing effects of the wire on the wire sheave during sliding movement of the wire sheave along its curved path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: National Oilwell Varco Norway AS
    Inventors: Yngvar BORØY, Lars-Wichmann JANSEN, Hugo LACERDA, Thomas BJØRGEN
  • Publication number: 20190343839
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new medical use for certain chemical compounds and pharmaceutical compositions containing them. The invention relates to compounds which are mGlu2/3 negative allosteric modulators for use in the treatment of intellectual disabilities. In another aspect, the invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment of intellectual disabilities comprising a compound according to the invention and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Theresa M. BALLARD, Silvia Gatti MCARTHUR, Michael SAXE, Juergen WICHMANN, Thomas WOLTERING
  • Patent number: 9218950
    Abstract: A ceramic discharge vessel for discharge lamps is provided, with a central main part which extends between the tips of two electrodes and which is essentially tubular and with two ends for fixing and sealing an electrode system, wherein the ceramic discharge vessel has a longitudinal axis and wherein the main part consists of two halves which are connected in the middle of the main part wherein the two halves are frustoconically shaped with a draft angle p of 0.5°?p?7.0°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Chad Coughlin, Thomas Wichmann
  • Publication number: 20140232261
    Abstract: A ceramic discharge vessel for discharge lamps is provided, with a central main part which extends between the tips of two electrodes and which is essentially tubular and with two ends for fixing and sealing an electrode system, wherein the ceramic discharge vessel has a longitudinal axis and wherein the main part consists of two halves which are connected in the middle of the main part wherein the two halves are frustoconically shaped with a draft angle p of 0.5°?p?7.0°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Chad Coughlin, Thomas Wichmann
  • Publication number: 20140028183
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a high-pressure discharge lamp. The high-pressure discharge lamp may include a discharge vessel; and an electrode, which is secured in one end of the discharge vessel, the electrode having a stem designed as an elongated pin-shaped body, the electrode being part of an electrode system that also comprises a lead-through, with the aid of which the end of the discharge vessel is sealed in a gas-tight manner; wherein at least the stem includes an electrically conductive ceramic boride of a metal that comprises at least lanthanum, cerium, yttrium or ytterbium, alone or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Hartmann, Matthias Lenz, Thomas Wichmann
  • Patent number: 6486501
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component having a rectifying function, fulfilled by means of charge transfer by ions. To this end, the component is composed of multiple layers which have, successively, an asymmetric energy level course, and an electric field applied to these multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus W. Kehr, Kiaresch Mussawisade, Thomas Wichmann, Ulrich Poppe
  • Patent number: 6176882
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intervertebrae implant comprising two side walls (1, 2) arranged at a distance to each other, a front wall (3) connecting the same at their one end, a back wall (4) connecting the same at their opposite other end, and one opening each on the base and cover part extending at right angles to the afore-mentioned walls. The invention also comprises at least one element (60, 61) provided for in the space (5) enclosed by the above walls, which element has a surface pointing towards the base or cover part and can be moved back and forth between a first final position in which said surface projects at least partly outwards beyond the base or cover part and a second final position in which the surface does not project beyond the base or cover part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Thomas Wichmann, J{umlaut over (u)}rgen Harms
  • Patent number: D868969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexandre Avranches, Thomas Boettger, Florian Hilbig, Gerhard Kraemer, Daniel Lerch, Carsten Thierfelder, Andre Wichmann
  • Patent number: D882797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexandre Avranches, Thomas Boettger, Florian Hilbig, Gerhard Krämer, Daniel Lerch, Carsten Thierfelder, Andre Wichmann