Patents by Inventor Christopher Mueller

Christopher Mueller 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: 20200368648
    Abstract: A round filter element of a filter for a urea-water solution has a filter bellows with a filter medium that continuously extends circumferentially, relative to a filter element axis, around an element interior. An end body is fastened to an end face of the filter bellows and provided with a connecting section for fastening the round filter element to a housing cover of a filter housing of the filter. The end body has a central opening communicating with the element interior. The central opening has a central insertion section for receiving a flexible separation section of a volume compensation device of the filter and has an outer flow-through section enabling flow of the urea-water solution out of the filtration volume or into the filtration volume. The filter has a volume compensation device with a flexible separation section that separates a compensation volume from the filtration volume of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Kocksch, Christopher Banks, Bastian Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200354867
    Abstract: A knitted spacer fabric has an upper knitted cover layer and a knitted lower cover layer, said cover layers being connected to one another by pile threads, wherein the cover layers are connected to one another by way of at least two different pile threads having dissimilar elasticity properties, and the cover layers are both knitted in a single-threaded or multiple-threaded manner across the entire area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SIPRA Patententwicklungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Juergen MUELLER, Oliver BUEHLER, Bernd BOSS, Richa MAHESHWARI, Christopher J. RANALLI, Heidi A. VAUGHAN
  • Patent number: 10829286
    Abstract: In combination a spouted pouch (1) to be filled with a flowable product by a filling machine, a plug (50), and a cap (70). The interference fit plug is releasably mounted over the top end of the neck of the spout body and hermetically seals the product passage of the spout body. The plug is adapted to be removed by the filling machine and to be replaced by pressing the plug onto the neck after filling of the pouch. The plug removal, filling, and replacing of the plug are preferably performed in an aseptic environment. The cap is after the filling of the pouch and the replacing of the plug onto the neck. The capping is preferably performed by a capping machine in a non-aseptic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP BV
    Inventors: Christopher John Murray, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20200315444
    Abstract: A colposcope includes an inserter including an elongated body defining an interior space and an image capture device configured to be selectively and slidably positioned within the interior space of the elongated body. The elongated body has a distal end portion and a proximal end portion. The distal end portion is substantially funnel shaped and has a distal end that includes first and second portions. The first portion includes a base at a first edge of the distal end, and the second portion includes a lip at a second edge of the distal end that is diametrically opposed from the first edge. The lip is positioned further from the proximal end portion than the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Nirmala Ramanujam, Mercy Asiedu, Christopher Lam, Jenna Mueller, Julia Agudogo, Robert Miros
  • Patent number: 10773190
    Abstract: A fuel filter insert for a fuel filter has a low-pressure region with prefilter element arranged therein. A high-pressure region arranged fluidically downstream of the low-pressure region has a main filter element arranged therein. Prefilter element and main filter element are arranged one atop the other axially in the fuel filter insert. A wall element projects away from the main filter element in axial direction and extends at least partially through the prefilter element. Low-pressure region and high-pressure region at least over sections thereof are separated from each other by the wall element. A fuel filter is provided with a filter housing in which the fuel filter insert is arranged. The filter housing has a fuel outlet and a fuel inlet for fuel prefiltered by the prefilter element. Fuel inlet and fuel outlet are fluidically positioned between low-pressure region and high-pressure region and a fuel pump is connectable thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Spelter, Idriss Razgani, Jonas Eble, Christoph Baumann, Christopher Mueller
  • Patent number: 10765977
    Abstract: A fuel filter insert for a fuel filter is provided with a prefilter element and a main filter element which are arranged one atop the other in an axial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the fuel filter insert. The main filter element has a water separating unit configured to separate water contained in a fuel to be filtered. The water separating unit has a water discharge channel for water separated from the fuel, wherein the water discharge channel is extending in the axial direction at least partially through the prefilter element. A fuel filter with such a fuel filter insert has a filter housing accommodating the fuel filter insert and the water discharge channel of the fuel filter insert is fluidically connected with a water collecting chamber of the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Baumann, Lars Spelter, Idriss Razgani, Jonas Eble, Christopher Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200270665
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, methods, and kits for performing cell-free RNA transcription and/or cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS). The disclosed compositions, methods, and kits include or utilize components prepared from a species of Clostridia such as cellular extracts from Clostridium autoethanogenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: Northwestern University, LanzaTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Jewett, Antje Kruger-Gericke, Alexander Paul Mueller, Michael Koepke
  • Patent number: 10691146
    Abstract: A control valve for adjusting fluid flow has a cylindrical housing bushing with a first and a second flow opening. A control bushing is arranged coaxially in the housing bushing and adjustable between control positions opening and/or closing the flow openings. A first spacer disk and a second spacer disk are arranged axially spaced apart at the housing bushing and surround the housing bushing. At least the first spacer disk is arranged eccentrically at the housing bushing by eccentric displacement relative to a longitudinal axis of the control valve. A first side of the housing bushing has a larger radial spacing relative to an outer rim of the first spacer disk than a second side of the housing bushing. At least one of the first and second flow openings is arranged at the first side of the housing bushing. A cooling system is provided with such a control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Talmon-Gros, Christoph Baumann, Christopher Mueller, Markus Braeuer
  • Patent number: 10668410
    Abstract: A fuel filter has a filter housing and a fuel filter insert exchangeably arranged in the filter housing and provided with a prefilter element and a main filter element. Prefilter element and main filter element are positioned one behind the other in the filter housing in axial direction of the filter housing. A fuel discharge channel is arranged in the filter housing below the fuel filter insert. In operating position of the fuel filter insert in the filter housing, the raw sides of prefilter element and of main filter element are sealed relative to the fuel discharge channel by seal-tight contact of the fuel filter insert on the filter housing. The raw side of the main filter element, when the fuel filter insert is moved by axial movement away from the operating position, is fluidically connected with the fuel discharge channel via the raw side of the prefilter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Spelter, Idriss Razgani, Jonas Eble, Christoph Baumann, Christopher Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200112435
    Abstract: Methods, media, and systems for secure provisioning of servers within a cloud computing environment are provided for herein. In some embodiments, a management service can delegate provisioning of a server of the cloud computing environment to an imaging service. In response, the imaging service can generate an operating system image for the server and can utilize disk encryption to protect to operating system image. In embodiments, a volume encryption key of the disk encryption can be encrypted utilizing a public key of a trusted platform manager of the server, to produce an encrypted volume encryption key that is protected by the trusted platform module of the server. The encrypted operating system image and the encrypted volume encryption key can then be transmitted to the server to cause the server to be provisioned with the operating system image. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ulrich Mueller, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Gershaft, Christopher W. McCarron, Marwan E. Jubran
  • Publication number: 20200080671
    Abstract: A fitting spanner configured to couple a first fitting and a second fitting that are separated by a gap having a length that is less than a diameter of an insertion end of each of the first and second fittings. The fitting spanner includes a tubular body having a first end and a second end that are each pre-finished to be devoid of burrs and sharp edges, and an alignment element is positioned between the first end and the second end that is configured to properly align the fitting spanner between the first fitting and the second fitting. The alignment element is a permanent visual indicator provided on the tubular body, wherein the tubular body includes a length and diameter that is selected based on the diameter and a length of the insertion end of the first fitting and the second fitting that is configured for receipt of the fitting spanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John ATKINSON, Justin GAST, Christopher MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20200063021
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for delaying crosslinking in injectable compositions for hydraulic fracturing and related applications. The compositions and methods are effective in injectable compositions comprising or substantially excluding dissolved reactive species. The compositions and methods provide delayed crosslinking at high temperatures and pressures, such as those encountered by hydraulic fracturing compositions injected into subterranean environments. Compositions include injectable solutions comprising a competing agent that is the reaction product of a dialdehyde having 2 to 4 carbon atoms with a non-polymeric cis-hydroxyl compound. Also provided are methods of making and using delayed-crosslinking compositions comprising crosslinker compositions containing zirconium complexes and the competing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Waller, Kirk E. Wells, Brian Mueller, Trinh Tran, Pablo Munoz
  • Patent number: 10567462
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting user data to a server system including one or more servers includes a content encoder for encoding a plurality of portions of the user data to obtain a first data stream, wherein the content encoder is configured to encode each of the plurality of portions with a bandwidth-dependent quality which depends on a bandwidth that is available for transmitting the first data stream from the apparatus to the server system, and includes a transmitter for transmitting the first data stream from the apparatus to the server system. The content encoder is configured to encode two or more of the plurality of portions of the user data to obtain a second data stream, wherein the content encoder is configured to encode each of the two or more of the plurality of portions with a predefined quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: bitmovin GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Mueller, Stefan Lederer, Christian Timmerer
  • Patent number: 10567093
    Abstract: Systems and methods for combined parallel processing of spectral information in a radio frequency environment. One example method includes controlling, with an electronic processor, a wideband receiver coupled to a receive path to scan a band of interest. The method includes receiving, from the wideband receiver, wideband scan data for the band of interest. The method includes identifying, based on the wideband scan data, a spectral region including a signal of interest. The method includes controlling, with the electronic processor, a narrowband receiver coupled to the receive path in parallel with the wideband receiver to collect a sample of the signal of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Buchwald, Arthur Christopher Leyh, Bruce D. Mueller, Michael B. Tiedt
  • Publication number: 20200030115
    Abstract: An implant or endoprosthesis suitable to be implanted in human or animal tissue includes two (or more than two) parts to be joined in situ. Each one of the parts includes a joining location, the two joining locations facing each other when the device parts are positioned for being joined together, wherein one of the joining locations includes a material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration and the other one of the joining locations includes a material which is not liquefiable by mechanical vibration and a structure (e.g. undercut cavities or protrusions) suitable for forming a positive fit connection with the liquefiable material. The joining process is effected by pressing the two device parts against each other and by applying ultrasonic vibration to one of the device parts when the two parts are positioned relative to each other such that the two joining locations are in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Andrea Müller, Thomas Knecht, Philipp Seiler, Urs Weber, Christopher Rast, Jörg Mayer, Stephanie Mehl, Milica Berra
  • Publication number: 20190387265
    Abstract: A streaming media playback device is provided for playing multimedia presentations with segments encoding video data at different quality levels for adaptive streaming through a network from a server, for example based on MPEG DASH. The streaming media playback device selects segments at a given quality level from those available at the server based on an adaptive bitrate setting and an oscillation measure. The adaptive bitrate setting is selected based on network bandwidth conditions. The oscillation measure provides an indication of how often the device switches between segments of different quality levels. The next segment is selected based on the adaptive bitrate setting unless the oscillation measure exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: bitmovin GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher MUELLER, Stefan LEDERER, Christian TIMMERER
  • Publication number: 20190379718
    Abstract: Bandwidth adaptation is achieved with selection of quality levels of media content to be transferred based on network conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Mueller, Yuwen He, James Crenshaw
  • Patent number: 10470893
    Abstract: An implant or endoprosthesis suitable to be implanted in human or animal tissue includes two (or more than two) parts to be joined in situ. Each one of the parts includes a joining location, the two joining locations facing each other when the device parts are positioned for being joined together, wherein one of the joining locations includes a material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration and the other one of the joining locations includes a material which is not liquefiable by mechanical vibration and a structure (e.g. undercut cavities or protrusions) suitable for forming a positive fit connection with the liquefiable material. The joining process is effected by pressing the two device parts against each other and by applying ultrasonic vibration to one of the device parts when the two parts are positioned relative to each other such that the two joining locations are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Andrea Müller, Thomas Knecht, Philipp Seiler, Urs Weber, Christopher Rast, Jörg Mayer, Stephanie Mehl, Milica Berra
  • Patent number: 10438149
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method and computer readable medium capable of verifying healthcare encounters. In one embodiment, an electronic verification process is described which may utilize geographical information to determine the proximity of a health care worker to the patient during a scheduled healthcare visit. The proximity information may then be compared to a threshold value and an electronic signature screen may be presented to the patient based upon the results of the comparison. In one embodiment, a time stamp may be generated and stored to provide confirmation as to the time that the patient's electronic signature was obtained via the electronic signature screen. Verification information stored by the system may be used to simplify the verification process, hasten payments to healthcare organizations and protect against healthcare fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Wellsky Home Health & Hospice Corporation
    Inventors: Kris Andrews, Arnold Cano, Edmund Danyal, Michael Ditson, Christopher Hester, Richard Mueller, Julie Olivier, George Santillan
  • Patent number: 10425229
    Abstract: Methods, media, and systems for secure provisioning of servers within a cloud computing environment are provided for herein. In some embodiments, a management service can delegate provisioning of a server of the cloud computing environment to an imaging service. In response, the imaging service can generate an operating system image for the server and can utilize disk encryption to protect to operating system image. In embodiments, a volume encryption key of the disk encryption can be encrypted utilizing a public key of a trusted platform manager of the server, to produce an encrypted volume encryption key that is protected by the trusted platform module of the server. The encrypted operating system image and the encrypted volume encryption key can then be transmitted to the server to cause the server to be provisioned with the operating system image. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ulrich Mueller, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Gershaft, Christopher W. McCarron, Marwan E. Jubran