Patents by Inventor Daniel Sigg

Daniel Sigg 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: 10720810
    Abstract: A positioning actuator includes a stator assembly and a rotor, a printed circuit provided with electronic components, as well as a reduction gear for driving a rotary member. It includes two complementary blocks, the first block being made up of a shell having thermal conductivity no lower than 1 W/m/K, the first block including the reduction gear and having a passage for the output shaft of the reducing gear as well as an open opposing surface; the second block being formed by overmoulding the stator assembly and having a rear bearing recess for the rotor, the second block having a joining surface which complements a joining surface of the first block. The actuator also includes the electronic circuit which is positioned in a space defined between the first and second blocks. The disclosure also relates to a method for manufacturing such an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MMT SA
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, Philip Graf
  • Patent number: 10641408
    Abstract: An electrically controlled valve for the circulation of hot fluids is made up of an electromagnetic actuator and a valve. The valve has an opening provided with a movable sealing member driven by a rotation shaft perpendicular to the axis of the opening, the electromagnetic actuator driving the rotation of the shaft, the output shaft of the actuator being substantially coaxial with the rotation shaft. The front end of the rotation shaft and the front end of the output shaft are not in direct contact. The coupling between the rotation shaft of the valve and the output shaft of the actuator is provided by a coupling member placed between the front end of the output shaft and the front end of the shaft. The coupling member transmitting rotation torque with a misalignment tolerance between the output shaft and the rotation shaft of the valve. The valve also having thermally insulation for mechanical connection between peripheral areas of the body of the actuator and the body of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MMT SA
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, Philip Graf
  • Publication number: 20200025306
    Abstract: A motorized valve includes a body with at least one intake duct and one outlet duct, a plugging member movably mounted in the body to plug or release a passage between the intake duct and the outlet duct, and a motorized control system for controlling the movement of the plugging member. The motorized control system also includes a plug valve connecting intake and outlet ducts, a gear motor including an electric motor and a reduction gear train. The gear train includes an exit wheel rotating the plug of the valve so as to allow progressive opening of the valve, and the gear motor is formed by a casing including the electric motor and reduction gear train, the valve body being integrally formed with the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: MMT AG
    Inventors: Jonas MONNIN, Daniel SIGG
  • Publication number: 20170373555
    Abstract: A positioning actuator includes a stator assembly and a rotor, a printed circuit provided with electronic components, as well as a reduction gear for driving a rotary member. It includes two complementary blocks, the first block being made up of a shell having thermal conductivity no lower than 1 W/m/K, the first block including the reduction gear and having a passage for the output shaft of the reducing gear as well as an open opposing surface; the second block being formed by overmoulding the stator assembly and having a rear bearing recess for the rotor, the second block having a joining surface which complements a joining surface of the first block. The actuator also includes the electronic circuit which is positioned in a space defined between the first and second blocks. The disclosure also relates to a method for manufacturing such an actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: MMT SA
    Inventors: Daniel SIGG, Philip GRAF
  • Publication number: 20170370493
    Abstract: An electrically controlled valve for the circulation of hot fluids is made up of an electromagnetic actuator and a valve. The valve has an opening provided with a movable sealing member driven by a rotation shaft perpendicular to the axis of the opening, the electromagnetic actuator driving the rotation of the shaft, the output shaft of the actuator being substantially coaxial with the rotation shaft. The front end of the rotation shaft and the front end of the output shaft are not in direct contact. The coupling between the rotation shaft of the valve and the output shaft of the actuator is provided by a coupling member placed between the front end of the output shaft and the front end of the shaft. The coupling member transmitting rotation torque with a misalignment tolerance between the output shaft and the rotation shaft of the valve. The valve also having thermally insulation for mechanical connection between peripheral areas of the body of the actuator and the body of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: MMT SA
    Inventors: Daniel SIGG, Philip GRAF
  • Patent number: 9649430
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient includes a catheter, a stop feature, a container and a bar. The catheter has a proximal end and a distal end and includes a body defining a lumen that extends to the distal end of the catheter. The stop feature is in proximity to the distal end of the catheter. The container is configured to house the therapeutic agent and is insertable and slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. The container is also configured to engage the stop feature of the catheter. The bar is slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. Sliding of the bar distally in the lumen forces the therapeutic agent out of the container and out of the lumen when the container is engaged with the stop feature. The stop feature is configured to inhibit the container from exiting the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanga Hiniduma-Lokuge, Daniel Sigg, Xiaohong Qiu
  • Publication number: 20150139966
    Abstract: The subject invention is directed to methods of treating cardiac pacing dysfunction by administering HCN genes, alone or in combination with other genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, James A. Coles, JR., Erica TenBroek
  • Publication number: 20150094651
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient includes a catheter, a stop feature, a container and a bar. The catheter has a proximal end and a distal end and includes a body defining a lumen that extends to the distal end of the catheter. The stop feature is in proximity to the distal end of the catheter. The container is configured to house the therapeutic agent and is insertable and slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. The container is also configured to engage the stop feature of the catheter. The bar is slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. Sliding of the bar distally in the lumen forces the therapeutic agent out of the container and out of the lumen when the container is engaged with the stop feature. The stop feature is configured to inhibit the container from exiting the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Prasanga Hiniduma-Lokuge, Daniel Sigg, Xiaohong Qiu
  • Patent number: 8890380
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connector assembly for a brushless electromagnetic motor, comprising a 3-phase electrical stator winding and X windings per phase, connected in series or in parallel, characterized in comprising a circular wire guide with slots designed to hold the ends of the wires of the windings and a connector support comprising at least three circular connector tracks, three of said tracks being each terminated with a thimble and which are axially extended by wire grips to ensure the electrical contact for the 3 phases of the motor through the slots of the wire guides and wherein the thimbles exit the motor via a connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sonceboz Automotive SA
    Inventors: Gaël Andrieux, Daniel Sigg
  • Patent number: 8870848
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient includes a catheter, a stop feature, a container and a bar. The catheter has a proximal end and a distal end and includes a body defining a lumen that extends to the distal end of the catheter. The stop feature is in proximity to the distal end of the catheter. The container is configured to house the therapeutic agent and is insertable and slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. The container is also configured to engage the stop feature of the catheter. The bar is slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. Sliding of the bar distally in the lumen forces the therapeutic agent out of the container and out of the lumen when the container is engaged with the stop feature. The stop feature is configured to inhibit the container from exiting the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanga D Hiniduma-Lokuge, Daniel Sigg, Xiaohong Qiu
  • Patent number: 8859273
    Abstract: The subject invention is directed to methods of treating cardiac pacing dysfunction by administering HCN genes, alone or in combination with other genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, James A. Coles, Jr., Erica TenBroek
  • Patent number: 8639323
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, devices, and methods relating to the monitoring of the functional maturation of biological interventions effecting cardiac pacing; the systems, devices, and methods including an implantable electronic pulse generator delivering artificial cardiac pacing; a means for halting the electronic pulse generator delivering artificial cardiac pacing at predetermined data collection intervals; and a sensor for recording and storing data on one or more intrinsic physiological parameters of cardiac pacing during the predetermined data collection intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Sharma, Deborah A. Jaye, Daniel Sigg
  • Patent number: 8347807
    Abstract: A dashboard indicator module including a rotating actuator including a hollow output shaft controlling movement of an indicator with a light conducting path, connected to a light source, diffusing a light at an angle, and a reduction gear set. The external diameter of the conducting path is between 2.6 and 5.5 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sonceboz SA
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, Corinne Zuppigger-Lachat
  • Publication number: 20120109231
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, devices, and methods relating to the monitoring of the functional maturation of biological interventions effecting cardiac pacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Vinod Sharma, Deborah A. Jaye, Daniel Sigg
  • Publication number: 20110293681
    Abstract: The present invention provides for topical adhesive patch that includes a backing having a front side and a back side; a formulation in contact with the front side of the backing, the formulation including an adhesive; and at least one antimicrobial. The antimicrobial is integrally bonded to the back side of the backing. The present invention also provides for a method of reducing the number of microbes located upon a topical skin surface of a mammal, as well as a method of preventing the transmission of a communicable disease capable of being transmitted by physical contact. The methods include topically contacting a skin surface of the mammal with the back side of the topical adhesive patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: LecTec Corporation
    Inventors: Judd Berlin, Daniel Sigg
  • Patent number: 7937831
    Abstract: A method of connecting an electric actuator to a printed circuit by metal contacts having an open contact zone. The metal contacts are soldered to the printed circuit using an SMD-type automated method performed at a high speed and at a high temperature, and the electrical connection pins of the actuator can be mechanically connected to the metal contacts without soldering by butting the contact zone of the metal contacts against the connection pins of the actuator once the connection pins have been inserted through the contact zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Sonceboz SA
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, Corinne Zuppiger-Lachat
  • Publication number: 20110057524
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connector assembly for a brushless electromagnetic motor, comprising a 3-phase electrical stator winding and X windings per phase, connected in series or in parallel, characterised in comprising a circular wire guide with slots designed to hold the ends of the wires of the windings and a connector support comprising at least three circular connector tracks, three of said tracks being each terminated with a thimble and which are axially extended by wire grips to ensure the electrical contact for the 3 phases of the motor through the slots of the wire guides and wherein the thimbles exit the motor via a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: SONCEBOZ AUTOMOTIVE SA
    Inventors: Gaël Andrieux, Daniel Sigg
  • Publication number: 20100114059
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient includes a catheter, a stop feature, a container and a bar. The catheter has a proximal end and a distal end and includes a body defining a lumen that extends to the distal end of the catheter. The stop feature is in proximity to the distal end of the catheter. The container is configured to house the therapeutic agent and is insertable and slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. The container is also configured to engage the stop feature of the catheter. The bar is slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. Sliding of the bar distally in the lumen forces the therapeutic agent out of the container and out of the lumen when the container is engaged with the stop feature. The stop feature is configured to inhibit the container from exiting the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Prasanga D. Hiniduma-Lokuge, Daniel Sigg, Xiaohong Qiu
  • Publication number: 20100114057
    Abstract: A container for housing a therapeutic agent includes a body member, a sealing element, and a rupturable membrane. The body member has a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen that extends from the proximal end to the distal end. The sealing element is slidably disposable in the lumen. The sealing element is configured to sealingly engage the body member as the element is slid within the lumen. The rupturable membrane is disposed across the lumen in proximity to the distal end of the body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Prasanga Hiniduma-Lokuge, Daniel Sigg
  • Publication number: 20090233991
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for enhancing hyperpolarization-activated cation inward current and disrupting inwardly rectifying potassium current of cells are described. The compositions and methods may be employed to cause the cells to become biological pacemaker cells, e.g. to become more like SA node cells, and to undergo spontaneous oscillating action potentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Hee Cheol Cho, Eduardo Marban, Daniel Sigg