Patents by Inventor Christopher Lang

Christopher Lang 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: 10843192
    Abstract: At least one electrode is integrated on a lab on a chip cartridge in a sample preparation chamber of the cartridge, a DNA hybridization chamber of the cartridge, a protein assay chamber of the cartridge, and/or a detection chamber of the cartridge, for example, where the electrode is used to generate pH electrochemically in order to activate, deactivate, or intermediately attenuate an enzyme's activity on demand, in order to increase the fidelity of analyte detection, for cell lysis, for protein extraction, for DNA dehybridization, for primer hybridization control, for sample pre concentration, and/or for washing to remove non target species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Nadezda Fomina, Christopher Johnson, Habib Ahmad, Christoph Lang, Franz Laermer
  • Publication number: 20200364057
    Abstract: An aspect includes receiving a software image file set and a capacity requirement at a software image distribution system. A software image is generated based on the software image file set. A license record is generated based on the capacity requirement. The software image and the license record are provided to an external interface of the software image distribution system. An installation action is triggered by the software image distribution system on to a machine based on a request of an ordering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Fabian Kulmann, Angel Nunez Mencias, Benno Schuepferling, Jakob Christopher Lang
  • Publication number: 20200362883
    Abstract: A piston accumulator, having an accumulator housing and a separating piston (8) guided for longitudinal motion therein, wherein said separating piston separates a liquid side (4) from a gas side (10) in the accumulator housing, and wherein liquid unintentionally transitions from the liquid side (4) to the gas side (10) despite a piston seal on the separating piston (8), is characterized in that, by means of a return device (28) the transitioned liquid is at least partially returned from the gas side (10) of the accumulator housing to the liquid side (4) of the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander ALBERT, Dennis Christopher LANG
  • Publication number: 20200363371
    Abstract: Device and methods for controlling pH or ionic gradient comprising a multisite array of feedback electrode sets comprising electrodes and pH sensing elements. The electrodes can include a reference electrode, counter electrode, and a working electrode. The device and methods iteratively select an amount of current and/or voltage to be applied to each working electrode, apply the selected amount of current and/or voltage to each working electrode to change pH of a solution close to the working electrode, and measure the signal output of the sensing element. The multisite array can include feedback and non-feedback electrode sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Johnson, Sam Kavusi, Nadezda Fomina, Habib Ahmad, Autumn Maruniak, Christoph Lang, Ashwin Raghunathan, Young Shik Shin, Armin Darvish, Efthymios Papageorgiou
  • Patent number: 10823694
    Abstract: A method for detecting a presence and/or a concentration of a target substance in a reagent solution using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) includes binding the target substance directly or indirectly to an electrode, and binding a detection agent directly or indirectly to the bound target substance. The method further includes modulating a pH of only a portion of the reagent solution in which the bound target substance and the bound detection agent are located using the electrode, the modulated pH of the portion of the reagent solution causing the bound detection agent to undergo a change, and detecting the change in the bound detection agent. The detected change corresponds to the presence of the target substance in the reagent solution and/or the concentration of the target substance in the reagent solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Young Shik Shin, Nadezda Fomina, Christopher Johnson, Christoph Lang, Patrick Staley
  • Patent number: 10806852
    Abstract: An injector system for injecting fluid includes a syringe and an injector. The syringe includes a body and a plunger movably disposed within the body. The plunger has at least one flexible leg extending toward the rearward end of the body. The injector has a housing with a front plate, a drive member at least partially disposed within the housing and operable to engage the plunger, and a syringe release assembly operable to release the syringe. The syringe assembly includes a syringe release gear that forms an enclosure for receiving the syringe when the syringe is fully seated within the housing and a plunger release tube surrounding at least a portion of the drive member. The plunger release tube has a first end rotationally engaged with the syringe release gear. Rotation of the syringe release assembly releases the at least one flexible leg from the drive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Schulte, Christopher L. Swenglish, Luis Castillo, Charles A. Lang
  • Patent number: 10789073
    Abstract: An aspect includes receiving a request to boot a software image on a machine including a plurality of processing units having different characteristics. A processing unit subtype identifier is extracted from a license record for the machine. The processing unit subtype identifier includes a software image type and an allocation of the processing units of the processing unit subtype. A processing unit capability of the machine is queried. The software image is enabled with the allocation of the processing units based on verifying that a software image identifier of the software image matches the software image type from the processing unit subtype identifier, and the processing unit capability of the machine meets the allocation of the processing units from the processing unit subtype.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fabian Kulmann, Angel Nunez Mencias, Benno Schuepferling, Jakob Christopher Lang
  • Patent number: 10733588
    Abstract: In some examples, a merchant device at a point of sale (POS) location may present information to a merchant in a first language preferred by the merchant, and may present information to a buyer in a second language preferred by the buyer. The merchant device may switch between the different languages in response to detecting a change in the physical orientation of a display. For instance, in a first orientation in which the display is viewable from a merchant direction, the merchant device may present information in the language preferred by the merchant. When the orientation of the display is changed to a second orientation in which the display is viewable from a buyer direction, the merchant device may present information in the language indicated to be preferred by the buyer. Various techniques may be used for determining the preferred language of a particular buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lang Mocko, Koun Han, Hsuan-Yu (Jerry) Lin, Michael Wells White
  • Publication number: 20200192677
    Abstract: An aspect includes receiving a request to boot a software image on a machine including a plurality of processing units having different characteristics. A processing unit subtype identifier is extracted from a license record for the machine. The processing unit subtype identifier includes a software image type and an allocation of the processing units of the processing unit subtype. A processing unit capability of the machine is queried. The software image is enabled with the allocation of the processing units based on verifying that a software image identifier of the software image matches the software image type from the processing unit subtype identifier, and the processing unit capability of the machine meets the allocation of the processing units from the processing unit subtype.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Fabian Kulmann, Angel Nunez Mencias, Benno Schuepferling, Jakob Christopher Lang
  • Publication number: 20200193039
    Abstract: A cloud computing system includes a virtual server outputs non-encrypted data and receives encrypted data in response to receiving a write request signal and a read request signal. A hosting server hypervisor receives the write request signal and the read request signal. In response to receiving the write request signal the hosting server hypervisor writes encrypted data corresponding to the write request signal into a storage device. In response to receiving the read request signal the hosting server hypervisor obtains encrypted data corresponding to a data read request signal from the storage device and outputs the encrypted data. A secure channel sub-system is installed between the at least one virtual server and the hosting server hypervisor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph Vincent Schlameuss, Christoph Raisch, Carsten Otte, Marco Kraemer, Jakob Christopher Lang, Stefan Roscher
  • Publication number: 20200164899
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an acquirer configured to acquire a boarding request, a deriver configured to derive, when an action schedule of an automatic driving vehicle includes a standby state based on a boarding request acquired by the acquirer, a usage charge of the automatic driving vehicle reflecting a cost generated in a traveling state in which the automatic driving vehicle carries a user and travels and a cost generated in the standby state, and an output configured to output information including the usage charge derived by the deriver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20200167474
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of the present invention, an example computer-implemented method for measuring concurrent updates in a security coprocessor includes using a first set of platform configuration registers of the security coprocessor to store and extend measurement of a code-load used during a boot sequence of a computing device. The method further includes using a second set of platform configuration registers of the security coprocessor to store and extend measurement of configuration parameters of the code-load used during the boot sequence. The method further includes using a third set of platform configuration registers of the security coprocessor to store and extend measurements of a concurrent update that changes the code-load that was used during the boot sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: KENNETH ALAN GOLDMAN, JAKOB CHRISTOPHER LANG, BENNO SCHUEPFERLING, DENNIS ZEISBERG
  • Publication number: 20200158520
    Abstract: A map update apparatus includes: a storage part that stores map information; an acquisition part that acquires, from a vehicle, sensor detection information based on a detection result of a sensor that is provided on the vehicle; and an estimation part that estimates a position of an entrance of a facility of which a position of an entrance is unknown among facilities that are included in the map information based on the sensor detection information that is acquired by the acquisition part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20200159251
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a communicator configured to receive driving information from a management server, a controller configured to drive the vehicle on the basis of the driving information from the communicator, a manager configured to manage a compartment of the vehicle in which a service user receives a service from a service provider, and an interface set up in association with service-related information provided by the service provider and the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shun Iwasaki, Hisao Asaumi, Kentaro Ishisaka, Izumi Kondo, Satoshi Koike, Tomohisa Manabe, Yo Ito, Yuki Hayashi, Yuji Yasui, Shion Tokunaga, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kazuki Nishioka, Yudai Hirohata, Hisakazu Yamane, Takayuki Shimoyamada, Kovi Ahego, Liyan Liu, Hirotaka Uchitomi, Masashi Yuki, Takafumi Hirose, Jun Ito, Rie Fukushima, Masaaki Onoda, Christopher Lang
  • Publication number: 20200160335
    Abstract: A vehicle payment support device includes: an acquirer configured to acquire payment information of a fee which is able to be associated with identification information of a vehicle providing a service from a fee collection system; and an associator configured to associate the service from the vehicle and the payment information with identification information of the vehicle and determine a charged amount based on association of a price of the service by the vehicle and a price of a service or a product of which payment is confirmed by the fee collection system with the identification information of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Patent number: 10636035
    Abstract: A payment service is configured to support purchase transactions generated by merchant point-of-sale (POS) devices. As transactions are conducted, the payment service evaluates, for each transaction, the risk of subsequent chargeback. The payment service then notifies the merchant that expedited payment is available for transactions having low risks of chargeback. The merchant can select a user interface element to initiate expedited payment of the transactions via a debit card linked to the merchant's bank account. Other transactions are settled in a non-expedited manner, using a batch funds transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Matson, Wesley Kim, Christopher Lang Mocko, Robert Harrison Gilliam, Edward Chung
  • Publication number: 20200125850
    Abstract: An information providing system includes an imager, a display which displays an image captured by the imager, an identifier which analyzes the image captured by the imager and identifies event types indicated by semantic information included in the image, and a display controller which causes the display to display an image corresponding to a predetermined event type from among the event types identified by the identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20200126419
    Abstract: An event vehicle dispatch device includes: an event notifier configured to notify a plurality of vehicles or owners of the vehicles of an event held in an area in which the plurality of vehicles are able to park; and an adjuster configured to adjust the number of vehicles corresponding to vehicle attributes of vehicles arriving at the area based on the vehicle attribute of each of the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20200116495
    Abstract: An information-processing device of the present invention includes an acquisition unit that acquires sensor detection information indicating a detection result from a sensor mounted in a vehicle, a derivation unit that derives a plurality of indices for a surrounding environment based on the sensor detection information acquired by the acquisition unit, and an evaluation unit that evaluates attribute information of a point at which the sensor detection information is acquired based on the plurality of indices derived by the derivation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20200104964
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is a pick-up/drop-off management device (400) including a vehicle allocation reserver (432) configured to create a pick-up/drop-off schedule on the basis of content of a reservation for a facility and reserve a vehicle, and a vehicle allocation manager (433) configured to allocate the vehicle reserved by the vehicle allocation reserver according to the pick-up/drop-off schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi