Patents by Inventor Christopher Scherer

Christopher Scherer 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: 20220326212
    Abstract: A resonant sensor probe assembly includes a substrate formed from one or more dielectric materials and free-standing electrodes coupled with the substrate. The free-standing electrodes are configured to be placed into the fluid and to generate an electric field between the free-standing electrodes. A controller measures an impedance response of the sensor to the fluid between the electrodes to determine an aging effect of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Craig Mack, Christopher Calvert, Brian Scherer, James Schreiner, Najeeb M. Kuzhiyil, Subramani Adhiachari, Partho Kayal, Milan Karunaratne, Nicholas E. Roddy, Janaki Gadiyaram, Steven Go, Victor Manuel Salazar
  • Patent number: 11458862
    Abstract: A method for coordinating charging processes of electric vehicles. A respective supply signal (S1), with at least data on an available quantity of energy and a current geographic position, is transmitted by mobile supplier units, and a respective demand signal (S2), with at least data on a demanded quantity of energy and a current geographic position, is transmitted by mobile procuring units to a central computer (P2). On the basis of the supply signals (S1) and the demand signals (S2), possible combinations, each composed of a supplier unit and a procuring unit, together with a respective evaluation value, are created by the central computer (P3). Specific combinations are selected by an optimization method (P4), and respective selected combinations and data regarding an energy transfer process are transmitted to the respective supplier units and the respective procuring units of the selected combinations by a coordination signal (S3) (P5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Christopher Scherer
  • Patent number: 11391716
    Abstract: A resonant sensor probe assembly includes a substrate formed from one or more dielectric materials and free-standing electrodes coupled with the substrate. The free-standing electrodes are configured to be placed into the fluid and to generate an electric field between the free-standing electrodes. A controller measures an impedance response of the sensor to the fluid between the electrodes to determine an aging effect of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Craig Mack, Christopher Calvert, Brian Scherer, James Schreiner, Najeeb M Kuzhiyil, Subramani Adhiachari, Partho Kayal, Milan Karunaratne, Nicholas E. Roddy, Janaki Gadiyaram, Steven Go, Victor Manuel Salazar
  • Patent number: 11097297
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system for dispensing a fluid product, including a device for taking off the product under pressure, the device having a body in communication with a plunger tube, the system further including a tube cover surrounding the plunger tube over at least part of its length. This system is characterized in that the tube cover is expandable between a shrink state and an expanded state, the width of the tube cover in the expanded state being larger than the width of the tube cover in the shrink state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SILGAN DISPENSING SYSTEMS THOMASTON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christopher Scherer
  • Publication number: 20210207190
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved methods for isolating asymmetrically-primed and/or asymmetrically-tagged nucleic acid complexes that find use in downstream analytical analyses, including sequence analysis. Compositions comprising such complexes and kits and systems for generating such complexes are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Lei Sun, Sassan Sheikholeslami, Natasha Popovich, David Christopher Scherer
  • Patent number: 10920268
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved methods for isolating asymmetrically-primed and/or asymmetrically-tagged nucleic acid complexes that find use in downstream analytical analyses, including sequence analysis. Compositions comprising such complexes and kits and systems for generating such complexes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Sun, Sassan Sheikholeslami, Natasha Popovich, David Christopher Scherer
  • Patent number: 10441964
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid products includes one or more containers, each storing one fluid product, a unique pump provided with a dosage chamber enclosing a dose of mixture of the fluid products, and including an actuating member, and a manifold associating the pump to the containers for dispensing the fluid products. The manifold includes one or more hollow tubes each extending into a container and forming a channel for the flow of the fluid product from the container towards the pump. As well, the tubes of the manifold are rigid and at least one tube of the manifold includes means for regulating the volumetric ratio of the fluid product flow, these regulating means being integrated inside the rigid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Christopher Scherer
  • Patent number: 10337415
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle involves directly injecting fuel into a combustion chamber using an injection device, and a mixture of the fuel and air is ignited in the combustion chamber by an ignition device. The internal combustion engine is operated selectively in at least one first operating mode with at least one first valve lift of at least one gas exchange valve of the internal combustion engine, associated with the combustion chamber, or in at least one second operating mode with at least one second valve lift of the gas exchange valve, which is smaller than the first valve lift. For assisting a charge movement of the mixture in the second operating mode, at least one further injection of fuel directly into the combustion chamber is carried out prior to the ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Rolf Klenk, Christopher Scherer
  • Publication number: 20190024140
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved methods for isolating asymmetrically-primed and/or asymmetrically-tagged nucleic acid complexes that find use in downstream analytical analyses, including sequence analysis. Compositions comprising such complexes and kits and systems for generating such complexes are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Lei Sun, Sassan Sheikholeslami, Natasha Popovich, David Christopher Scherer
  • Publication number: 20190022682
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid products includes one or more containers, each storing one fluid product, a unique pump provided with a dosage chamber enclosing a dose of mixture of the fluid products, and including an actuating member, and a manifold associating the pump to the containers for dispensing the fluid products. The manifold includes one or more hollow tubes each extending into a container and forming a channel for the flow of the fluid product from the container towards the pump. As well, the tubes of the manifold are rigid and at least one tube of the manifold includes means for regulating the volumetric ratio of the fluid product flow, these regulating means being integrated inside the rigid tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Scherer
  • Patent number: 10178005
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a tracer function for networked cable systems used for data or power transmission. A self contained and self powered indicator circuit is described that enables tracing the location of both ends of a networked cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MERTEK INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Scherer, Jonathan Sholtis
  • Publication number: 20180281606
    Abstract: A method for coordinating charging processes of electric vehicles. A respective supply signal (S1), with at least data on an available quantity of energy and a current geographic position, is transmitted by mobile supplier units, and a respective demand signal (S2), with at least data on a demanded quantity of energy and a current geographic position, is transmitted by mobile procuring units to a central computer (P2). On the basis of the supply signals (S1) and the demand signals (S2), possible combinations, each composed of a supplier unit and a procuring unit, together with a respective evaluation value, are created by the central computer (P3). Specific combinations are selected by an optimization method (P4), and respective selected combinations and data regarding an energy transfer process are transmitted to the respective supplier units and the respective procuring units of the selected combinations by a coordination signal (S3) (P5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Christopher SCHERER
  • Patent number: 9898165
    Abstract: Present novel and non-trivial methods for electronically recording a taxi route on a display unit are disclosed. In one method, a tax route entry window (“TREW”) such as a taxi clearance entry window is used to present in smaller windows surfaces and next intersecting surfaces from which a pilot sequentially selects surfaces based upon surfaces stated in a taxi clearance. In another method, the TREW is comprised of an airport-specific keyboard or a traditional keyboard with visually-variable, interactive buttons, where an activation or deactivation of each button is dependent upon surfaces specified in the taxi clearance and potential intersecting surface. In another method, selections are made on the TREW and surfaces corresponding to the selections are highlighted in an image presenting a map of surfaces. Additionally, the image presenting a map of surfaces may be panned and zoom to the size of the highlighted surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Felix B. Turcios, Christopher A. Scherer, Travis S. VanderKamp, Sarah Barber, Kirschen A. Seah
  • Publication number: 20180013647
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a tracer function for networked cable systems used for data or power transmission. A self contained and self powered indicator circuit is described that enables tracing the location of both ends of a networked cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher SCHERER, Jonathan SHOLTIS
  • Patent number: 9776198
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a mixture of a first product and a second product has a pump which presents a pump body that is intended to be connected to a bottle which contains the first product. The pump has a piston secured to a push button so as to be actuated in translatory motion in the body. The piston defines within the body a dosing chamber having a feeding inlet formed on a lower part of the body. The pump further has a lower check valve that is slidingly mounted in the dosing chamber between an upper opening position and a lower closing position of the feeding inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Albea Thomaston Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Scherer
  • Patent number: 9711053
    Abstract: An offscreen traffic information indicator system includes signal receivers for receiving traffic messages from proximate air and ground vehicles and a traffic indicator for determining the positions of the host aircraft and the proximate vehicles based on the traffic messages. Based on the locations of the host aircraft and proximate vehicles and their proximity to airport runways, the traffic indicator may designate runways as relevant runways (or receive relevant runway designations from the flight management system of the host aircraft) and designate proximate vehicles as relevant to the host aircraft. A display unit may display, along with a dynamic map of a region near the host aircraft, relevant runway indicators for relevant runways within the mapped region and offscreen traffic indicators for relevant aircraft positioned outside the mapped region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany D. Williamson, David J. Inman, Roger L. Yum, Randy H. Jacobson, Thomas C. Olson, Bernard S. McCaffrey, Michael R. Goodloe, Christopher A. Scherer
  • Patent number: 9341478
    Abstract: Present novel and non-trivial system, device, and method for inhibiting surface information to a operator are disclosed. An image generator receives navigation data; retrieves surface data; generates and modifies an image data set as a function of the navigation data and the surface data; and provides the modified image data set to a display system. The image data set could be representative of a three-dimensional, egocentric perspective of a scene outside the vehicle comprised of a current surface and corresponding markings, and at least one intersecting surface and corresponding markings; the intersecting surface may be a surface intersecting the current surface. The image data set may be modified by inhibiting the visibility of the intersecting surface markings for each intersecting surface falling within the image modification area. An intersecting surface may fall within the image modification area if the intersecting surface overlaps a boundary of the image modification area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Scherer, Victor E. Villagomez, Felix B. Turcios
  • Patent number: 9262932
    Abstract: Extended runway systems and methods include generating a runway centerline that extends from a start point on the runway to an endpoint located at a predefined distance from the start point. One or more distance markers are also calculated for the runway centerline. Display data is provided to an electronic display that causes the display to show the runway centerline and the one or more distance markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Barber, Christopher A. Scherer, Travis S. VanDerKamp, Victor E. VIllagomez
  • Patent number: 9245378
    Abstract: Present novel and non-trivial system, device, and method for generating surface data are disclosed. An image generator is configured to receive navigation data; retrieve first surface data representative of a plurality of elevations; retrieve second surface data representative of location and elevation information (and possibly dimensions and the locations of at least one surface feature) of at least one reference point; determine shading data as a function of the first surface data; modify the first surface data as a function of the second surface data; and generate image data as a function of the modified first surface data and the shading data, where the image data is representative of a three-dimensional perspective of a scene outside a vehicle comprised of at least one flattened surface feature area having one elevation and to which the shading represented in the shading data is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor E. Villagomez, Travis S. Vanderkamp, Christopher A. Scherer
  • Patent number: 9222800
    Abstract: Present novel and non-trivial system, device, and method for presenting taxi information to a pilot are disclosed. A processor receives aircraft taxi information; retrieves navigation reference and object data; generates an image data set as a function of the aircraft taxi information data and the navigation reference and object data; and provides the image data set to a display system. The image data set could be representative of an image in which one or more first location highlighters highlight the location(s) of one or more raised surface features that appear within an egocentric, perspective scene outside the aircraft. The one raised surface feature could be comprised of a raised surface boundary or a raised surface centerline. In an additional embodiment, the image could include one or more second location highlighters highlighting the location(s) of one or more raised surface transition features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Scherer, Travis S. VanderKamp, Felix B. Turcios, John W. Romine, III, Kenneth A. Zimmerman