Patents by Inventor Benjamin Meyer

Benjamin Meyer 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: 20220247436
    Abstract: A method improves antenna matching for a node, in particular a sensor apparatus and/or actuator apparatus, of a communications network. The node is capable of radio communication and has a radio module equipped with an antenna and a transmit path and/or receive path for radio signals to be emitted and/or received. The node has a power supply apparatus, which is preferably energy self-sufficient, in particular a battery. The antenna has an impedance and in the receive situation and/or in the transmit situation in the case of adjustable matchings, preferably by use of adjustable matching networks, the signal to noise ratio associated with each matching is estimated, and a matching is selected from the different matchings for the receive mode and/or the transmit mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hristo Petkov, Christoph Schmidt, Thomas Kauppert, Klaus Gottschalk, Simon Schroeter, Benjamin Meyer
  • Publication number: 20220247440
    Abstract: A method detects the surroundings of a node, in particular in the form of a sensor apparatus and/or actuator apparatus, of a communications network. The node is capable of unidirectional or bidirectional radio communication and has a radio module equipped with an antenna, a transmit path and/or receive path, and a power supply apparatus, which is preferably energy self-sufficient, in particular a battery. The surroundings are detected, preferably at repeated time intervals, on the basis of an estimate of the detuning of the antenna of the radio module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hristo Petkov, Christoph Schmidt, Thomas Kauppert, Klaus Gottschalk, Simon Schroeter, Benjamin Meyer
  • Publication number: 20220170176
    Abstract: Ingot puller apparatus for preparing a single crystal silicon ingot by the Czochralski method are disclosed. The ingot puller apparatus includes a heat shield. The heat shield has a leg segment that includes a void (i.e., an open space without insulation) disposed in the leg segment. The heat shield may also include insulation partially within the heat shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jiaying Ke, Sumeet S. Bhagavat, Jaewoo Ryu, Benjamin Meyer, William Luter, Carissima Marie Hudson
  • Publication number: 20210342460
    Abstract: A method synchronizes frame counters for protecting data transmissions between a first end-device and a second end-device. The data, in particular data frames, are transferred between the first end-device and the second end-device. The data frames are provided with frame counters to protect the data transfer between the first end-device and the second end-device. The second end-device sends a first data frame to the first end-device. The first data frame contains a marker in its payload data. The first end-device sends back a second data frame as an answer to the second end-device. The second data frame contains a frame counter in the header data, and the second data frame contains the frame counter and the marker in its payload data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: BENJAMIN MEYER, CHRISTIAN JAMBOR
  • Publication number: 20210123241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fence/railing/gate element comprising a base frame (16) that has a multiplicity of vertical bars (18; 18?) connected to a lower support profile (20; 20?; 20?; 20??; 2??), wherein the lengths of the vertical bars (18; 18?) are greater than the horizontal distance between two adjacent vertical bars (18; 18?). In order to extend the possible uses of such elements, it is provided according to the invention that between two adjacent vertical bars (18; 18?), in each case one flat filling element (24; 24?) is inserted for filling the space between two adjacent vertical bars (18; 18?), the height of which filling element—measured in the direction of the longitudinal extent of the lower support profile (20; 20?; 20?; 20??; 20??)—is greater than its width, wherein the support profile (20; 20?; 20?; 20??; 20??) is arranged vertically below the filling elements (24; 24?) and the region vertically above the filling elements (24; 24?) is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin MEYER, Dietmar MEYER
  • Publication number: 20200059709
    Abstract: A method operates a supply system having a measuring unit and a central unit. Information is transferred repeatedly at specific time intervals via a communication network by radio between the central unit and the measuring unit. The measuring unit or the central unit receives the information and then generates a receipt confirmation, which it transmits to the central unit or the measuring unit respectively. The central unit or the measuring unit, after transmitting the information, opens a receive window of a certain time length for receiving the receipt confirmation. As a result of a first trigger event, the time intervals between the repeat transmissions of the information are shortened, and/or an additional receive window for receiving the receipt confirmation is opened, and as a result of a second trigger event, the time intervals between the repeat transmissions are lengthened, and/or no additional receive windows are opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: HRISTO PETKOV, MICHAEL TRAENKLER, THOMAS KAUPPERT, BENJAMIN MEYER
  • Patent number: 10527398
    Abstract: A tag assembly for measuring a characteristic of a tree includes a band and a shield strip. The band is configured to encircle the tree and has a plurality of tags spaced apart along the band. The shield strip extends along the band to thereby shield a number of tags in the plurality of tags such that the plurality of tags includes shielded tags and unshielded tags. The shield strip prevents the shielded tags from being read or emitting signals and while the unshielded tags can be read or emit signals such that the characteristic of the tree can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Arbre Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Meyers, Matthieu Vollmer, Michael J. Riebel, Milton J. Riebel
  • Publication number: 20190332093
    Abstract: A machine is configured to grind and/or shred a waste material and to mix the waste material with a filler material so as to dilute the waste material to a desired level, such as on a minority basis by weight. The machine also includes a blender that grinds or shreds the waste material and the filler material received from drum while mixing the materials together. Materials may be supplied to the blender by a drum located above the blender and/or a hopper located remote from the blender and coupled to the blender by a conveyor. The waste material may be rendered unusable and unrecognizable in the resultant mixture. A computer system can store the various measurements in an internal memory and/or transmit the various measurement to a remote server. Information that supports a finding of compliance with a given regulation can be transmitted to relevant parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Isham, Benjamin Meyer, Marshall Spring, Corbett Hefner, William Finch
  • Publication number: 20190318327
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for using a blockchain marketplace. In use, a centralized blockchain marketplace is accessed. Additionally, one or more blockchain offers are selected via the centralized blockchain marketplace, and one or more nodes are selected to process the one or more blockchain offers. Further, the one or more nodes are managed based on progress metrics associated with each of the one or more blockchain offers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Sowell, Benjamin Meyer
  • Patent number: 10436123
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for closed loop control of a gas turbine. An example apparatus includes a frequency band splitter to separate a combustion pulsation signal into a plurality of frequency bands. The example apparatus includes a plurality of subcontrollers, each subcontroller corresponding to one of the frequency bands. Each subcontroller is to be activated at an amplitude threshold associated with the normal operating set point of the frequency band and to generate a correction value while the corresponding frequency band is operating beyond the amplitude threshold. The example apparatus includes a net correction output calculator to aggregate the correction values to generate an aggregated correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Meyer, Marco Alexander Weingaertner, Martin Erwin Gassner, Stefano Bernero
  • Publication number: 20180258865
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for closed loop control of a gas turbine. An example apparatus includes a frequency band splitter to separate a combustion pulsation signal into a plurality of frequency bands. The example apparatus includes a plurality of subcontrollers, each subcontroller corresponding to one of the frequency bands. Each subcontroller is to be activated at an amplitude threshold associated with the normal operating set point of the frequency band and to generate a correction value while the corresponding frequency band is operating beyond the amplitude threshold. The example apparatus includes a net correction output calculator to aggregate the correction values to generate an aggregated correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Meyer, Marco Alexander Weingaertner, Martin Erwin Gassner, Stefano Bernero
  • Patent number: 9776586
    Abstract: An attachment bracket for attaching electrical components is provided in a vehicle. The attachment bracket can have a deformable tab configured to be operatively connected to vehicle structure, such as a floor panel. The deformable tab can include an attachment portion and a connector portion. The attachment portion can have one or more attachment features, such as an aperture, to operatively connect the deformable tab to the vehicle structure. The connector can include different shapes, sizes, and/or configurations to control and/or influence the deformation of the deformable tab under an application of force. The attachment bracket can be used to operatively connect an electrical component to a vehicle structure. For example, the attachment bracket can retain an vehicle airbag ECU to a vehicle floor panel during impacts of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerritt Benjamin Meyers, John A. Scheick, Tyler E. Schnug
  • Publication number: 20170210307
    Abstract: Electrical component systems to retain one or more electrical components during external forces are provided in a vehicle. The systems can include an electrical component, such as a vehicle ECU. An attachment bracket can be operatively connect the electrical component to vehicle structure, such as a vehicle floor panel. The attachment bracket can include a front attachment portion configured for operative connection to the vehicle structure. A central attachment is provided to operatively connect the electrical component to a main body of the attachment bracket. The central attachment can include an adhesive such as a two-sided tape. In some arrangements, the system can be configured to retain a vehicle airbag ECU to a vehicle floor panel during impacts to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Gerritt Benjamin Meyers, John A. Scheick
  • Publication number: 20170166150
    Abstract: An attachment bracket for attaching electrical components is provided in a vehicle. The attachment bracket can have a deformable tab configured to be operatively connected to vehicle structure, such as a floor panel. The deformable tab can include an attachment portion and a connector portion. The attachment portion can have one or more attachment features, such as an aperture, to operatively connect the deformable tab to the vehicle structure. The connector can include different shapes, sizes, and/or configurations to control and/or influence the deformation of the deformable tab under an application of force. The attachment bracket can be used to operatively connect an electrical component to a vehicle structure. For example, the attachment bracket can retain an vehicle airbag ECU to a vehicle floor panel during impacts of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Gerritt Benjamin Meyers, John A. Scheick, Tyler E. Schnug
  • Publication number: 20160326955
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of combustion technology related to gas turbines. More in particular, the present invention refers to a method for operating a combustion device. Advantageously, a pulsation protective load shedding is avoided by adjusting the parameter ? in case of too high combustion pulsation levels from the standard operation set point. This implies that the dynamic pulsation control logic is activated in case the high frequency pulsation level exceeds a predetermined threshold value and a control unit adjusts the ?, preferably in a stepwise manner, until acceptable and optimum pulsation levels are reached or a maximum reduction of the ? is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Norbert Walter EMBERGER, Benjamin MEYER, Frank BAGUSAT, Jose CUEVAS-ALVAREZ
  • Patent number: 9201948
    Abstract: A software-implemented method may receive, organize, and aggregate survey answers from multiple survey sources into a single database, regardless of the initial method of collection. Survey answers may require certain common information fields. The survey answers may include media which is transferred from the survey source to the database, and the original copy at the survey source deleted upon a completed transfer. A survey participant may access his own answer, associate it with a user account using a passcode, and make edits to the answer; the source of a survey may also edit an answer by resubmitting the answer. Edited answers may be displayed along with the original version, for instance in a “threaded” display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Internet Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin Tseng, Armen Abrahamian, Wade Hewitt, Benjamin Meyer, James Watters
  • Publication number: 20150324445
    Abstract: A software-implemented method may receive, organize, and aggregate survey answers from multiple survey sources into a single database, regardless of the initial method of collection. Survey answers may require certain common information fields. The survey answers may include media which is transferred from the survey source to the database, and the original copy at the survey source deleted upon a completed transfer. A survey participant may access his own answer, associate it with a user account using a passcode, and make edits to the answer; the source of a survey may also edit an answer by resubmitting the answer. Edited answers may be displayed along with the original version, for instance in a “threaded” display format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Franklin Tseng, Armen Abrahamian, Wade Hewitt, Benjamin Meyer, James Watters
  • Patent number: 8646792
    Abstract: A vehicle frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts. The frame structure extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and a catching surface connected to the pair of side frame under-members for engaging the rear sub-frame and attached structures. A steering gear is attached to the rear sub-frame. The catching surface interacts with the steering gear to promote additional crushing energy absorption during sliding movement of the rear sub-frame relative to the catching surface during the frontal impact. The catching surface can be formed on ramps attached to the pair of side frame under-members. A tether can prolong crushing contact of the rear sub-frame with respect to the catching surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Patent number: 8646790
    Abstract: A frame structure is adapted to absorb energy from frontal impacts and extends under a front portion of the body frame. The frame structure includes a rear sub-frame located below and in front of a pair of side frame under-members, and at least one ramp connected to the pair of side frame under-members for directing rearward sliding movement of the rear sub-frame and attached structures downwardly beneath a battery assembly. A catching surface engages a steering gear to improve energy absorption during frontal impacts. A reinforcement bracket attached to the pair of side frame under-members defines a pocket for temporarily catching the rear sub-frame providing an energy absorption path before releasing the rear sub-frame to slide past. A tether is connected between the pair of side frame under-members and the rear sub-frame for holding the rear sub-frame against the ramp to increase energy absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Jesse Thomas Buehler, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers
  • Patent number: 8585066
    Abstract: A vehicle frame includes an inverter protection brace extending between front and rear sub-frames located below and in front of side under frame members. A gusset of the brace strongly connects to the front sub-frame to load a beam section without overloading attaching bolts. The brace has a bolted connection attaches to the rear sub-frame. The brace deforms forward of the bolted connection creating a safety cage around an inverter during frontal impacts. A reinforcement bracket attaches to the side frame under members to define a pocket for temporarily catching the rear sub-frame. Ramps connect to the reinforcement bracket allowing sliding of the rear sub-frame rearward, and direct movement downwardly beneath a battery assembly. A catching surface defined on the ramp engages at least one rear sub-frame attached structure. A tether connects between the pair of side frame under-members and the rear sub-frame for improving the interaction of the rear sub-frame against the ramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Young, Taichi Yamashita, Jesse Thomas Buehler, Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Gerritt Benjamin Meyers