Patents by Inventor Udo Schütz

Udo Schütz 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: 10875696
    Abstract: A transportation and storage container (20) for fluids having an inner container (22) made of plastic, an outer jacket (31) preferably realized as a lattice made of metal as well as a pallet-like base frame (24) formed for being handled by means of forklifts or similar modes of transportation, and comprising a support base (23) made of sheet metal for supporting the inner container (22) provided with at least one filling neck (45) at an upper side (47) of the inner container (22), wherein an intermediary container (21) receiving the inner container from all sides and made of sheet metal is arranged between the inner container (22) and the outer jacket, said intermediary container (21) comprising a jacket case (25), a container lid (26) connected to the jacket case (25) and a container bottom connected to the jacket case (25), the container bottom being formed by the support base (23) of the base frame (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 10773871
    Abstract: An inner plastic liquid container (25) includes a filling neck (41) in an upper wall (33) for filling the inner container and a front side outlet neck (40) for an outlet armature. A lower wall (28) interconnecting two side walls (30, 31), a rear wall (32) and a front wall (29) supports the container on a transport pallet (21) pallet base (26), which has an outer mantle (24) for receiving the container. The outlet neck is at a hopper bottom (39) of an outlet hopper (34) in the lower bottom wall. The outlet hopper has a front hopper wall (35) and inclined lateral hopper walls (36, 37) that are arranged at a hopper angle and each extend from a keel-shaped hopper base (38) to a lower edge (46, 47) of a side wall. A keel line (63) rises at another hopper angle from an outlet neck toward the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 10676266
    Abstract: A tapping valve with a plastic valve housing for shipping and storage tanks for liquids, which are equipped with an inner tank with a filling socket and a drain socket for connecting the tapping valve, an outer jacket of a metal cage or sheet metal, and a pallet-like metal support frame. The tapping valve is screwed by means of the inlet socket of the valve housing onto a connecting flange, which is designed as a threaded flange, is made of an electrically conductive plastic material, and is welded onto the drain socket of the inner tank. The connecting flange of the valve housing is connected with the support frame or the outer jacket of the shipping and storage tank by an electric grounding conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 10581442
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) having a DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources and an adjustable strength current source which is operable to correct non-linearity of the DAC cell caused by both the p-type and n-type current sources; and measurement logic, coupled to the DAC, having a reference DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources, wherein the measurement logic is to monitor an integrated error contributed by both the p-type and n-type current sources of the DAC cell, and wherein the measurement logic is to adjust the strength of the adjustable strength current source according to the integrated error and currents of the p-type and n-type current sources of the reference DAC cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz
  • Publication number: 20190123751
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) having a DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources and an adjustable strength current source which is operable to correct non-linearity of the DAC cell caused by both the p-type and n-type current sources; and measurement logic, coupled to the DAC, having a reference DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources, wherein the measurement logic is to monitor an integrated error contributed by both the p-type and n-type current sources of the DAC cell, and wherein the measurement logic is to adjust the strength of the adjustable strength current source according to the integrated error and currents of the p-type and n-type current sources of the reference DAC cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz
  • Patent number: 10243574
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) having a DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources and an adjustable strength current source which is operable to correct non-linearity of the DAC cell caused by both the p-type and n-type current sources; and measurement logic, coupled to the DAC, having a reference DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources, wherein the measurement logic is to monitor an integrated error contributed by both the p-type and n-type current sources of the DAC cell, and wherein the measurement logic is to adjust the strength of the adjustable strength current source according to the integrated error and currents of the p-type and n-type current sources of the reference DAC cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz
  • Publication number: 20180362237
    Abstract: A transportation and storage container (20) for fluids having an inner container (22) made of plastic, an outer jacket (31) preferably realized as a lattice made of metal as well as a pallet-like base frame (24) formed for being handled by means of forklifts or similar modes of transportation, and comprising a support base (23) made of sheet metal for supporting the inner container (22) provided with at least one filling neck (45) at an upper side (47) of the inner container (22), wherein an intermediary container (21) receiving the inner container from all sides and made of sheet metal is arranged between the inner container (22) and the outer jacket, said intermediary container (21) comprising a jacket case (25), a container lid (26) connected to the jacket case (25) and a container bottom connected to the jacket case (25), the container bottom being formed by the support base (23) of the base frame (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 10148278
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatus and methods using an integrator in a loop filter of a sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) located on a feedback path of the ADC, the DAC including output nodes coupled to input nodes of the integrator, and a comparator including input nodes to receive signals from output nodes of the integrator, and an output node to provide information during calibration of the DAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Bresciani, John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz, Patrick Torta, Francesco Conzatti
  • Patent number: 10059490
    Abstract: A bung stopper closure includes a bung stopper and a sealing cap for bung-type containers, which is particularly suitable for machine closing of bung-type barrels in automatic filling plants for liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Udo Schuetz
  • Publication number: 20180183452
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatus and methods using an integrator in a loop filter of a sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) located on a feedback path of the ADC, the DAC including output nodes coupled to input nodes of the integrator, and a comparator including input nodes to receive signals from output nodes of the integrator, and an output node to provide information during calibration of the DAC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Bresciani, John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz, Patrick Torta, Francesco Conzatti
  • Patent number: 9866227
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatus and methods using an integrator in a loop filter of a sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) located on a feedback path of the ADC, the DAC including output nodes coupled to input nodes of the integrator, and a comparator including input nodes to receive signals from output nodes of the integrator, and an output node to provide information during calibration of the DAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Bresciani, John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz, Patrick Torta, Francesco Conzatti
  • Patent number: 9718581
    Abstract: A pallet-like underframe has a base for supporting an inner container and corner feet mounted on a base frame on which the base of the underframe is mounted. The corner feet include a cup-shaped corner foot body having a front wall and cup parts formed to the side of a central axis of the front wall. The cup parts each include an inwardly bent edge web. The edge web includes an upper edge web section, a lower edge web section, and a lateral edge web section formed between the upper and the lower edge web section on a side edge of the front wall. The upper edge web section, the lateral edge web section, and the lower edge web section are configured to go over into one another continuously in edge web forming regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Publication number: 20170152077
    Abstract: A bung stopper closure includes a bung stopper and a sealing cap for bung-type containers, which is particularly suitable for machine closing of bung-type barrels in automatic filling plants for liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventor: Udo Schuetz
  • Publication number: 20170063388
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) having a DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources and an adjustable strength current source which is operable to correct non-linearity of the DAC cell caused by both the p-type and n-type current sources; and measurement logic, coupled to the DAC, having a reference DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources, wherein the measurement logic is to monitor an integrated error contributed by both the p-type and n-type current sources of the DAC cell, and wherein the measurement logic is to adjust the strength of the adjustable strength current source according to the integrated error and currents of the p-type and n-type current sources of the reference DAC cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz
  • Patent number: 9559719
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatus and methods using a first stage including an integrator, a second stage coupled to the first stage, the second stage including an amplifier, a first capacitor, and a second capacitor coupled in series with the first capacitor between an input node and an output node of the amplifier, a quantizer coupled to the output node of the amplifier, and a feedback path coupled to an output node of the quantizer and to the first and second stages, the feedback path including a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the DAC including an input node coupled to the output node of the quantizer and an output node coupled to the input node of the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz
  • Patent number: 9527719
    Abstract: A tapping fitting, particularly a flap or ball cock, with a fitting housing made from plastic for connection to a drain spigot of a plastic container for liquids, particularly an interior container of a transport and storage container. The fitting housing is provided with a conductive device at least part of which is made from electrically conductive plastic for dissipating an electrostatic charge. The conductive device is the conductive device has an integrally conformed earthing conductor for the electrically conductive connection of the conductive device to a ground potential and is also connected integrally with the fitting housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Publication number: 20160368684
    Abstract: An inner plastic liquid container (25) includes a filling neck (41) in an upper wall (33) for filling the inner container and a front side outlet neck (40) for an outlet armature. A lower wall (28) interconnecting two side walls (30, 31), a rear wall (32) and a front wall (29) supports the container on a transport pallet (21) pallet base (26), which has an outer mantle (24) for receiving the container. The outlet neck is at a hopper bottom (39) of an outlet hopper (34) in the lower bottom wall. The outlet hopper has a front hopper wall (35) and inclined lateral hopper walls (36, 37) that are arranged at a hopper angle and each extend from a keel-shaped hopper base (38) to a lower edge (46, 47) of a side wall. A keel line (63) rises at another hopper angle from an outlet neck toward the rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventor: Udo SCHÜTZ
  • Publication number: 20160365867
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) having a DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources and an adjustable strength current source which is operable to correct non-linearity of the DAC cell caused by both the p-type and n-type current sources; and measurement logic, coupled to the DAC, having a reference DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources, wherein the measurement logic is to monitor an integrated error contributed by both the p-type and n-type current sources of the DAC cell, and wherein the measurement logic is to adjust the strength of the adjustable strength current source according to the integrated error and currents of the p-type and n-type current sources of the reference DAC cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz
  • Patent number: 9509326
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) having a DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources and an adjustable strength current source which is operable to correct non-linearity of the DAC cell caused by both the p-type and n-type current sources; and measurement logic, coupled to the DAC, having a reference DAC cell with p-type and n-type current sources, wherein the measurement logic is to monitor an integrated error contributed by both the p-type and n-type current sources of the DAC cell, and wherein the measurement logic is to adjust the strength of the adjustable strength current source according to the integrated error and currents of the p-type and n-type current sources of the reference DAC cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Kauffman, Udo Schuetz
  • Patent number: 9422092
    Abstract: An inner container for transporting and storing liquids includes an outlet neck and a bottom wall. The bottom wall connects two side walls, one rear wall and one front wall of the inner container to one another. The outlet neck is arranged in a funnel bottom of an outlet funnel embodied in the bottom wall, and includes one front funnel wall, two lateral funnel walls and one rear funnel wall, wherein the lateral funnel walls are inclined from a lower edge of a side wall towards the funnel bottom in each case, in such a way that the outlet funnel has the shape of a truncated pyramid above the funnel bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: PROTECHNA S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz