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).

  • 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: 9779350
    Abstract: A multilayer body with a carrier and a layer arranged thereon which comprises electrically conductive material in such an arrangement comprises an information area and a background area (18) which are galvanically separated from each other. In each information area a first zone (10) with electrically conductive material is provided, over the entirety of which electrically conductive material is conductively connected to it. In each background area a plurality of second zones with electrically conductive material is provided, which are galvanically separated from each other. Each first zone (10) preferably occupies a surface area that is at least five times larger than each of the second zones. The electrically conductive material is preferably provided with an average surface coverage which varies over all information areas and background areas (18) by less than 25%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: POLYIC GMBH & CO. KG, LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG, OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Walter Fix, Manfred Walter, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling, Klaus Schmidt, Jurgen Metzger
  • Publication number: 20170261730
    Abstract: A film element of an EUV-transmitting wavefront correction device is arranged in a beam path and includes a first layer of first layer material having a first complex refractive index n1=(1??1)+i?1, with a first optical layer thickness, which varies locally over the used region in accordance with a first layer thickness profile, and a second layer of second layer material having a second complex refractive index n2=(1??2)+i?2, with a second optical layer thickness, which varies locally over the used region in accordance with a second layer thickness profile. The first and second layer thickness profiles differ. The deviation ?1 of the real part of the first refractive index from 1 is large relative to the absorption coefficient ?1 of the first layer material and the deviation ?2 of the real part of the second refractive index from 1 is small relative to the absorption coefficient ?2 of the second layer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Boris Bittner, Norbert Wabra, Sonja Schneider, Ricarda Schneider, Hendrik Wagner, Christian Wald, Rumen Iliew, Thomas Schicketanz, Toralf Gruner, Walter Pauls, Holger Schmidt
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9752939
    Abstract: A measuring device and method according to the invention for registering an ambient temperature Ta of a medical machine including a measuring housing, which is arranged on an outer wall of the machine and in which at least one temperature sensor remote from the machine and at least one temperature sensor (16, 16?) near to the machine are held, wherein the at least one temperature sensor remote from the machine registers a first temperature T1 and the at least one temperature sensor near to the machine registers a second temperature T2, and an evaluation apparatus configured to establish the ambient temperature Ta using a difference between the first temperature T1 registered by the at least one temperature sensor remote from the machine and the second temperature T2 registered by the at least one temperature sensor near to the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Storz Endoskop Produktions GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Hauser, Manfred Schmidt, Otmar Stillhard
  • Patent number: 9756155
    Abstract: A housing wall for a data communications device includes a metallic and electrically conductive main body. A slotted area having a number of slots is provided in a region of the housing wall, in such a way that in a region of the slotted area the housing wall is permeable to magnetic fields for inductively coupling-in signals for wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Seibersdorf Labor GmbH, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Ettel, Manfred Bammer, Gernot Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9748605
    Abstract: The invention relates to sulfur-containing compounds of the formula I, to their preparation, and to their use as additives in electrochemical or electrooptical devices, more particularly in electrolytes for lithium batteries, lithium ion batteries, double layer capacitors, lithium ion capacitors, solar cells, electrochromic displays, sensors and/or biosensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Schmidt, Nikolai Ignatyev, Guenter Semrau, Walter Frank, Peter Barthen, Christoph Breitenstein
  • Patent number: 9684045
    Abstract: A gradient system according to the invention generates three superimposed gradient fields of which at least one of the three gradient fields is not unique in space (i.e. not bijective) and at least one of the three gradient has areas of the same field strength, which extend in parallel or orthogonally to a approximately U-shaped center plane of the teeth of one jaw of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Walter Märzendorfer, Sebastian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170149191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing an electrical contact element, in which a multilayer structure is formed by applying a diffusion barrier layer to a base material and at least one metallic layer made of a metal to the diffusion barrier layer, at least one layer formed of tin being applied as the metallic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: TE CONNECTIVITY GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Horn, Walter Mueller-von Fischer, Helge SCHMIDT, Hannes WENDLING
  • 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: 9632436
    Abstract: An optical assembly including: a beam generating system generating radiation (6) at an operating wavelength, an optical element (13, 14) arranged in a residual gas atmosphere (16) and subjected to the radiation, which induces a degradation of a surface of the optical element, and a feed device feeding at least one gaseous constituent into the residual gas atmosphere, to suppress the degradation of the surface. Either a beam diameter (d) of the radiation at the surface of the optical element, lies above a threshold value (dc), thereby suppressing the degradation by the gaseous constituent, or, if the beam diameter (d) at the surface (14a) of the optical element (14) lies below the threshold value (dc) so that the effectiveness of the suppression of the degradation is reduced, at least one further device (25, 27) enhancing suppression of the degradation of the surface (14a) is assigned to the optical element (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan-Wolfgang Schmidt, Dirk Heinrich Ehm, Markus Walter
  • 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