Patents by Inventor Walter Schmidt

Walter Schmidt 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: 20180009633
    Abstract: An elevator system includes one or more elevator cars configured to travel along a hoistway. One or more rails extend along the hoistway and are operably connected to the one or more elevator cars to guide the one or more elevator cars along the hoistway. Each rail of the one or more rails includes a plurality of rail segments arranged end to end. Each rail segment is affixed to a hoistway wall to transfer vertical loads from the rail segment to the hoistway wall. Each rail segment is secured to the hoistway wall via a plurality of rail support brackets. The vertical loads are transferred from the rail segment to the hoistway wall via at least one rail support bracket of the plurality of rail support brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard N. Fargo, Walter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170354102
    Abstract: A method for the automatic irrigation of plants, wherein the temporal progression of soil moisture is determined from measured soil moisture values, and the progression is used for the calculation of an optimized irrigation time duration, such that both water excess in the soil and soil drying are avoided as much as possible. Preferably, the time duration of irrigation is constantly evaluated and optimized using comparisons of measured values with prespecified moisture and dryness threshold values, and automatically adjusted to changing environmental conditions and/or plant requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Walter Schmidt, Yucel Toprak
  • Patent number: 9775308
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the automatic irrigation of plants, wherein the temporal progression of soil moisture is determined from measured soil moisture values, and said progression is used for the calculation of an optimized irrigation time duration, such that both water excess in the soil and soil drying are avoided as much as possible. Preferably, the time duration of irrigation is constantly evaluated and optimized using comparisons of measured values with prespecified moisture- and dryness threshold values (GWmoist, GWdry), and automatically adjusted to changing environmental conditions and/or plant requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PLANTCARE AG
    Inventors: Walter Schmidt, Yucel Toprak
  • Patent number: 9757242
    Abstract: A tibial implant system has an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene tibial insert which can engage with either one of two tibial trays through differing means of engagement. The tibial insert includes a locking wire and locking tab disposed along an anterior surface and a locking recess disposed along a posterior surface. A first polymeric tibial tray includes a bead along an anterior wall and an undercut area along a posterior wall. A second metallic tibial tray includes a plurality of barbs along an anterior wall and an undercut area along a posterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Nicholas Nai Guang Dong, Matthew P. Poggie, Walter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170120738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle (52) having at least one battery (35) for supplying at least one drive of the vehicle (52) with electricity, and at least one gas storage means (33), wherein at least one part of the gas storage means (33) and at least one part of the battery (35) are combined in a structural unit (32) and arranged on an underbody (31) of the vehicle (52). The present invention furthermore relates to a method for charging a battery (35) in a vehicle (52), in which method at least one part of a battery (35) combined in a structural unit (32) with at least one part of a gas storage means (33) is supplied with electricity by a fuel cell comprised by the vehicle (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Johannes Landgraf, Walter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9625459
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease (AD) wherein A?-specific antibodies in a biological sample of a person that is suspected of having AD are detected comprising the following steps: —contacting the sample with A?-aggregates or with particles having A?-aggregate like surfaces and allowing the A?-specific antibodies to bind to the A?-aggregates, and —detecting the A?-specific antibodies bound to the A?-aggregates by a single particle detection technique, preferably by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS); and wherein the amount of A?-specific antibodies detected is compared with the amount in a sample of known AD status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Guenther Staffler, Andreas Mairhofer, Achim Schneeberger, Martina Lutterova, Walter Schmidt, Frank Mattner
  • Publication number: 20170056495
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the treatment of AD, wherein an immune stimulating pharmaceutical composition comprising an aluminium salt is administered to a patient having AD or having a risk to develop AD in an effective amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Markus MANDLER, Achim SCHNEEBERGER, Frank MATTNER, Walter SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20170049810
    Abstract: The invention discloses an aluminium salt for use in the treatment and prevention of dementias associated with ?-amyloid deposition, preferably AD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Markus MANDLER, Achim SCHNEEBERGER, Wolfgang ZAUNER, Ame VON BONIN, Frank MATTNER, Walter SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20170049812
    Abstract: The invention discloses aluminium oxyhydroxide for use in the treatment and prevention of AD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Markus MANDLER, Achim SCHNEEBERGER, Arne VON BONIN, Frank MATTNER, Walter SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 9560061
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a processor device to run application programs in a first communication zone and a storage device for vehicle control data, by which a driving behavior of the motor vehicle is determined. The storage device is arranged in a second communication zone of the motor vehicle. In order to allow a modification of the vehicle control data at a later stage using an application program and thus provide protection against an undesired manipulation of the vehicle control data, the first and the second communication zones are coupled by a monitoring device that forwards new data, which an application program is attempting to transmit from the first communication zone into the second communication zone, to the second communication zone only if the monitoring device has detected that the new data leads to a safe motor vehicle driving behavior defined by a specified safety criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Werner Wilding, Thomas Kraeuter, Walter Schmidt, Joerg Michael, Martin Schuessler, Johannes Landgraf, Rainer Stahlmann, Malte Moeller
  • Patent number: 9492537
    Abstract: Described is an immunostimulatory oligodeoxynucleic acid molecule (ODN) having the structure according to formula (I), wherein any NMP is a 2? deoxynucleoside monophosphate or monothiophosphate, selected from the group consisting of deoxyadenosine-, deoxyguanosine-, deoxyinosine-, deoxycytosine-, deoxyuridine-, deoxythymidine-, 2-methyl-deoxyinosine-, 5-methyl-deoxycytosine-, deoxypseudouridine-, deoxyribosepurine-, 2-amino-deoxyribosepurine-, -6-S-deoxyguanine-, 2-dimethyl-deoxyguanosine- or N-isopentenyl-deoxyadenosine-monophosphate or -monothiophosphate, NUC is a 2? deoxynucleoside, selected from the group consisting of deoxyadenosine-, deoxyguanosine-, deoxyinosine-, deoxycytosine-, deoxyuridine-, deoxythymidine-, 2-methyl-deoxyinosine-, 5-methyl-deoxycytosine-, deoxypseudouridine-, deoxyribosepurine-, 2-amino-deoxyribosepurine-, 6-S-deoxyguanine-, 2-dimethyl-deoxyguanosine- or N-isopentenyl-deoxyadenosine, any X is O or S, a and b are integers from 0 to 100 with the proviso that a+b is between 4 and 150,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Valneva Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Schmidt, Karen Lingnau, Carola Wenander, Alena Egyed
  • Publication number: 20160008443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one mimotope of an epitope of alpha-synuclein for use in a method for preventing and/or treating ?-amyloidoses including Alzheimer's disease, wherein said at least one mimotope is coupled or fused to a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier protein selected from the group consisting of a non-toxic diphtheria toxin mutant, keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH), diphtheria toxin (DT), tetanus toxid (TT) and Haemophilus influenzae protein D (protein D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Markus MANDLER, Wolfgang Zauner, Frank Mattner, Walter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20160006752
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a processor device to run application programs in a first communication zone and a storage device for vehicle control data, by which a driving behavior of the motor vehicle is determined. The storage device is arranged in a second communication zone of the motor vehicle. In order to allow a modification of the vehicle control data at a later stage using an application program and thus provide protection against an undesired manipulation of the vehicle control data, the first and the second communication zones are coupled by a monitoring device that forwards new data, which an application program is attempting to transmit from the first communication zone into the second communication zone, to the second communication zone only if the monitoring device has detected that the new data leads to a safe motor vehicle driving behavior defined by a specified safety criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Werner WILDING, Thomas KRAEUTER, Walter SCHMIDT, Joerg MICHAEL, Martin SCHUESSLER, Johannes LANDGRAF, Rainer STAHLMANN, Malte MOELLER
  • Publication number: 20150306194
    Abstract: A method for preventing and/or treating a synucleinopathy, comprising administering a composition containing at least one mimotope of an epitope of alpha-synuclein, wherein said at least one mimotope is coupled or fused to a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier protein selected from the group consisting of a non-toxic diphtheria toxin mutant, keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH), diphtheria toxin (DT), tetanus toxid (TT) and Haemophilus influenzae protein D (protein D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Markus MANDLER, Petra Gruber, Frank Mattner, Walter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9029327
    Abstract: Vaccine comprising a peptide bound to a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, said peptide having the amino acid sequence (Formula?I) (SEQ?ID?NO:?1) (X1)m(X2)n(X3)oX4X5HPX6, for treating and/or preventing a physical disorder associated with the renin-activated angiotensin system, wherein X1 is G or D, X2 is A, P, M, G, or R, X3 is G, A, H, or V, X4 is S, A, D, or Y, X5 is A, D, H, S, N, or I, X6 is A, L or F, wherein m, n and o are independently 0 or 1 under the premise that when o is 0 m and n are 0 and when n is 0 m is 0, and wherein the peptide is not DRVYIHPF (SEQ ID NO:4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Affiris AG
    Inventors: Günther Staffler, Petra Lührs, Andreas Mairhofer, Frank Mattner, Walter Schmidt, Andrea Dolischka
  • Publication number: 20150125488
    Abstract: Described is an immunostimulatory oligodeoxynucleic acid molecule (ODN) having the structure according to formula (I), wherein any NMP is a 2? deoxynucleoside monophosphate or monothiophosphate, selected from the group consisting of deoxyadenosine-, deoxyguanosine-, deoxyinosine-, deoxycytosine-, deoxyuridine-, deoxythymidine-, 2-methyl-deoxyinosine-, 5-methyl-deoxycytosine-, deoxypseudouridine-, deoxyribosepurine-, 2-amino-deoxyribosepurine-, -6-S-deoxyguanine-, 2-dimethyl-deoxyguanosine- or N-isopentenyl-deoxyadenosine-monophosphate or -monothiophosphate, NUC is a 2? deoxynucleoside, selected from the group consisting of deoxyadenosine-, deoxyguanosine-, deoxyinosine-, deoxycytosine-, deoxyuridine-, deoxythymidine-, 2-methyl-deoxyinosine-, 5-methyl-deoxycytosine-, deoxypseudouridine-, deoxyribosepurine-, 2-amino-deoxyribosepurine-, 6-S-deoxyguanine-, 2-dimethyl-deoxyguanosine- or N-isopentenyl-deoxyadenosine, any X is O or S, a and b are integers from 0 to 100 with the proviso that a+b is between 4 and 150,
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: VALNEVA AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: WALTER SCHMIDT, KAREN LINGNAU, CAROLA WENANDER, ALENA EGYED
  • Publication number: 20150093432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one mimotope of an epitope of alpha-synuclein for use in a method for preventing and/or treating ?-amyloidoses including Alzheimer's disease, wherein said at least one mimotope is coupled or fused to a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier protein selected from the group consisting of a non-toxic diphtheria toxin mutant, keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH), diphtheria toxin (DT), tetanus toxid (TT) and Haemophilus influenzae protein D (protein D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Markus Mandler, Wolfgang Zauner, Frank Mattner, Walter Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150093431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one mimotope of an epitope of alpha-synuclein for use in a method for preventing and/or treating synucleinopathies, wherein said at least one mimotope is coupled or fused to a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier protein selected from the group consisting of a non-toxic diphtheria toxin mutant, keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH), diphtheria toxin (DT), tetanus toxid (TT) and Haemophilus influenzae protein D (protein D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Markus Mandler, Petra Gruber, Frank Mattner, Walter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8989907
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus and a process for adequately irrigating soil, wherein the apparatus has an irrigation unit for irrigating soil and a mobile microwave measurement unit for determining the water content of the soil along a measurement path. A control unit is used to irrigate the soil along the measurement path depending on the measured water content. The apparatus preferably also has a water tank and leaves an area of soil to be irrigated autonomously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Plantcare AG
    Inventors: Walter Schmidt, Yucel Toprak
  • Patent number: 8945591
    Abstract: Described is an immunostimulatory oligodeoxynucleic acid molecule (ODN) having the structure according to formula (I), wherein any NMP is a 2? deoxynucleoside monophosphate or monothiophosphate, selected from the group consisting of deoxyadenosine-, deoxyguanosine-, deoxyinosine-, deoxycytosine-, deoxyuridine-, deoxythymidine-, 2-methyl-deoxyinosine-, 5-methyl-deoxycytosine-, deoxypseudouridine-, deoxyribosepurine-, 2-amino-deoxyribosepurine-, -6-S-deoxyguanine-, 2-dimethyl-deoxyguanosine- or N-isopentenyl-deoxyadenosine-monophosphate or -monothiophosphate, NUC is a 2? deoxynucleoside, selected from the group consisting of deoxyadenosine-, deoxyguanosine-, deoxyinosine-, deoxycytosine-, deoxyuridine-, deoxythymidine-, 2-methyl-deoxyinosine-, 5-methyl-deoxycytosine-, deoxypseudouridine-, deoxyribosepurine-, 2-amino-deoxyribosepurine-, 6-S-deoxyguanine-, 2-dimethyl-deoxyguanosine- or N-isopentenyl-deoxyadenosine, any X is O or S, a and b are integers from 0 to 100 with the proviso that a+b is between 4 and 150,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Valneva Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Schmidt, Karen Lingnau, Carola Wenander, Alena Egyed