Patents by Inventor Frank A. Martin

Frank A. Martin 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: 20190155564
    Abstract: An arrangement includes at least two modules for a video wall including light-emitting components arranged on a carrier, wherein a drive circuit that selectively drives the component at the carrier is provided for each component, row lines and column lines are provided, each drive circuit connects to a row line and a column line, each drive circuit connects to power supply lines, the carrier includes plated-through holes that guide the row lines and the column lines onto an underside of the carrier, the two modules are arranged on a further carrier, the further carrier includes at least one recess, an electrical connector is arranged in the recess, and the electrical connector connects column lines and/or row lines of the two modules to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Schwarz, Frank Singer, Jürgen Moosburger, Karl Engl, Alexander Martin
  • Publication number: 20190157247
    Abstract: A module for a video wall is disclosed. In an embodiment a module includes a carrier, a plurality of components comprising at least one light-emitting structural element arranged on the carrier and an optical element, wherein the components are arranged at a prespecified lateral distance in relation to one another, wherein a retaining recess is formed between at least two components, wherein the retaining recess comprises at least two component recesses of two components which are arranged next to one another, wherein a retaining pin is fastened in the retaining recess, wherein the retaining pin is connected to the optical element, and wherein the optical element is configured to influence light irradiation onto the components and/or light emission from the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Moosburger, Frank Singer, Thomas Schwarz, Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10294091
    Abstract: A container filling valve may include a shuttle and a drive sleeve that are magnetically coupled. Movement of the drive sleeve may move the shuttle from a position in which the filling valve is closed to a position in which the filling valve is open. A container handling arm may include a distal end configured to hold a container and a proximal end that includes a load cell. A low flow setpoint system may be configured to arrest closing of a filling valve when that filling valve is partially closed. A pressure control system may be configured to maintain a desired pressure in a reservoir or in a flow path from that reservoir. A product recirculation system may be configured to adjust flow rate in the product recirculation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Eaton, David William Martin, David Jay Warburton, Nathan John Coleman, Samuel Frank Feller, Thomas John Evans, Jason Karl Sorge, Randy A. Straub
  • Publication number: 20190117601
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating a subject in need of therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related CNS disorder symptoms of impaired learning, impaired planning, impaired problem solving, impulsiveness, attention deficit and aggression comprising administering to said subject an amount of a ketogenic material sufficient to produce a ketosis in the subject sufficient to provide therapeutic benefit in such behavioural disorders. Preferred materials produce a ketosis is such that the total concentration of acetoacetate and (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate in the blood of the subject is raised to between 0.1 and 30 mM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Frank MARTIN, David John HEAL
  • Patent number: 10252002
    Abstract: An electronic insulin delivery device receives glucose data from a glucose monitor and sets a bolus dose amount. The device may take the form of an insulin pen with automatic priming and accurate dosing provided by a motor in connection with an encoder. The device may communicate with and be controlled by a smart phone device. The smart phone device provides a user interface to receive user data including patient weight, insulin to carbohydrate ratio and exercise factor, and to send instructions to the device, including dose amount. The dose amount is determined taking into account glucose level and trend, and other factors. The delivery device may be in continuous communication with the glucose monitor and smart phone to provide for near real-time adjustments in glucose treatment. Glucose data, insulin injection data, and other relevant data may be stored and accessible to interested parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, Noel Harvey, Sundeep Kankanala, Frank Martin, Ronald Pettis
  • Publication number: 20190077958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic composition, in particular for use in extrusion and compounding, having a continuous phase, which comprises at least one first polymer, which is selected from a group comprising a polyester, a polyesteramide, a polyesteretheramide, an aliphatic or partially aromatic polyester urethane or mixtures thereof, in particular such compounds or mixtures having hydrophobic surface properties, and at least one dispersed phase, which, as the second polymer, comprises at least one biogenic crosslinking agent having a water content of 0.1 to 30 wt. %, in particular 5 to 25 wt. %, with reference to the total weight thereof, and wherein the first polymer of the continuous phase is not miscible with the second polymer of the dispersed phase, and has at least one inorganic filler, and at least one plasticizer. The composition according to the invention is characterized in that it has the plasticizer diglycerol or mixtures with diglycerol, and the filler is in a proportion of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Karel KRPAN, Edmund DOLFEN, Carmen MICHELS, Frank-Martin NEUMANN
  • Patent number: 10195344
    Abstract: A valve (10) for permitting mixing of at least two components within a barrel (12) is provided including a stopper (20) configured for slidable liquid-tight engagement with an inner surface (13) of the barrel. The stopper is moveable between a first position and a second position and includes a proximal end (22), a distal end (24), and a channel (26) extending therebetween. The valve further includes a stationary body (30) comprising a base (32) and a stem (34), the stem being disposed within the channel of the stopper when the stopper is in the second position. When the stopper is in the first position, there is a liquid-tight seal in the channel, such that fluid flow through the channel is prevented. Movement of the stopper to the second position terminates the liquid-tight seal, thereby establishing fluid communication through the channel. A drug containing device and assembly for delivering a reconstituted drug are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Ferriter, Frank Martin, Vincent J. Sullivan, Scott N. Danhof, Eric G. Hassenpflug
  • Patent number: 10180342
    Abstract: A method of level finding includes providing characteristics of a shape of a transmitted pulse in time domain launched onto a waveguide into a tank having at least one material therein, physical properties of the waveguide and real and imaginary dielectric characteristics of the material at a frequency of the pulse. A level finding algorithm having a coarse search and a fine search is implemented, where the coarse search minimizes a prediction error between an echo signal (echo curve y(k)) and a sampled pulse model echo p(k) to obtain an objective function J(k) in a vicinity of a minimum prediction error (k*). The fine search calculates at least one minimum or maximum using J(k) in the vicinity of k*. The minimum or the maximum corresponds to a level of the material or an interface involving the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Backstrom, Sarabjit Singh, Iouri Markevitch, Stephane Savard, Michael Kon Yew Hughes, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20180338938
    Abstract: A method is described for providing acute symptomatic relief to a subject with Parkinson's Disease (PD) or other CNS disorders resulting from dopamine deficiency in the brain comprising administering to said subject an amount of a ketogenic material sufficient to produce a ketosis in the subject sufficient to provide therapeutic benefit in such neurological disorders. Preferred materials produce a ketosis is such that the total concentration of acetoacetate and (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate in the blood of the subject is raised to between 0.1 and 30 mM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Keith Frank MARTIN, David John HEAL
  • Publication number: 20180253473
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for using declarative rules for optimized access to data. One example method includes receiving a structured query language (SQL) query, the SQL query associated with at least one database table and at least one predicate. A determination is made as to whether the SQL query is associated with at least one declarative rule based on the at least one database table and the at least one predicate. In response to determining that the SQL query is associated with at least one declarative rule, the at least one associated declarative rule is applied, during optimization of the SQL query. The at least one declarative rule defines a transformation to the SQL query to be performed during query optimization. An updated SQL query is generated based on the applied at least one associated declarative rule and the updated SQL query is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Torsten Ziegler, Christian Hansen, Frank-Martin Haas, Stefan Baeuerle, Mihnea Andrei, Alexander Boehm
  • Patent number: 10055519
    Abstract: A method of pulsed radar interface determination for a first and second material in a tank. An interface level determination model is provided including a transfer function that utilizes refractive indices for the materials and thickness of the second material. At least one actual radar pulse is transmitted into the tank and a resulting echo curve portion including a measured interface pulse(s) around the interface location is measured. The interface model is simulated with a reference pulse and an initial thickness value to generate an initial model generated interface pulse (initial MGIP). The measured interface pulse is compared to the initial MGIP pulse point-by-point to determine residuals. If the residuals sum >a predetermined threshold, the comparing is repeated with an updated interface model generated with an updated thickness value that provides an updated MGIP pulse. When the sum of residuals is ?predetermined threshold, the thickness is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Savard, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20180210025
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a method and system for metering an electrical grid comprising at least one processor executing instructions from a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of an electrical grid fault detection system. In some embodiments of the system, the instructions cause a processor to calculate a prediction of whether power delivery to at least a portion of the electrical grid is functioning abnormally using voltage sensing devices coupled to at least one feeder, where one or more of the voltage sensing devices are responsive to a determination that the power delivery is functioning abnormally. Further in some embodiments, the determination includes the electrical grid fault detection system receiving at least one signal or voltage reading from the electrical grid based at least in part on a sensed or received voltage level or range of voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: ERIC MICHAEL SCHOENMAN, WEI LI, SOPHIA CHEN, DANIEL MARLOWE PARTRIDGE, JAMES LOUIS MEADOWS, THOMAS FRANK MARTIN
  • Patent number: 10007743
    Abstract: A method of modeling a pulsed radar gauge (PRG) that includes a transceiver coupled by a process connection to a probe installed on a tank having at least one product material therein. A mathematical model is provided that includes (i) dielectric properties and dimensions of materials used in the process connection, (ii) at least one tank dimension, (iii) dielectric characteristics of the product material, and (iv) a probe length. Using a processor implementing a stored echo prediction algorithm that utilizes the mathematical model inputting pulse characteristics including a shape of an input radar pulse launched by a transmitter of the transceiver onto the probe into the mathematical model, and generating a predicted echo curve from the mathematical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Martin Haran, Stephane Savard
  • Patent number: 9927366
    Abstract: Continuous on-line thin film measurements employ a sensor having a spectrometer for interferometric measurements and a stack of single channel detectors for adsorption measurements. The stack is separated from the spectrometer, which analyzes radiation that emerges (transmitted pass or reflected from) the film, whereas the stack analyzes radiation that has passed through the film multiple times. The spectrometer is (i) positioned directly opposite the source of radiation so that it detects transmitted radiation or (ii) disposed on the same side of the film as is the source of radiation so that the spectrometer detects radiation that is specularly reflected from the film. The sensor includes a broadband radiation source emitting visible to far infrared light which propagates through a measurement cell defined by reflective surfaces exhibiting Lambertian-type scattering. The sensor is capable of measuring thin plastic films with thicknesses down to 1 micron or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventors: Sebastien Tixier, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20170340839
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a needle assembly is provided, including: a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a channel located therebetween, the body being configured to be mounted to an injector; a needle fixed to the body, the needle having proximal and distal ends, the distal end extending distally from the distal end of the body and being formed for insertion into a patient, the proximal end of the needle being in communication with the channel; and, a filter disposed in the channel proximally of the proximal end of the needle. Advantageously, a needle assembly is provided which permits mixing of at least two substances in preparation for injection, without modification to the associated injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Frank Martin, Richard J. Klug, M. Ishaq Haider
  • Patent number: 9775956
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a needle assembly is provided, including: a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a channel located therebetween, the body being configured to be mounted to an injector; a needle fixed to the body, the needle having proximal and distal ends, the distal end extending distally from the distal end of the body and being formed for insertion into a patient, the proximal end of the needle being in communication with the channel; and, a filter disposed in the channel proximally of the proximal end of the needle. Advantageously, a needle assembly is provided which permits mixing of at least two substances in preparation for injection, without modification to the associated injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Frank Martin, Richard J. Klug, M. Ishaq Haider
  • Publication number: 20170216524
    Abstract: An electronic insulin delivery device receives glucose data from a glucose monitor and sets a bolus dose amount. The device may take the form of an insulin pen with automatic priming and accurate dosing provided by a motor in connection with an encoder. The device may communicate with and be controlled by a smart phone device. The smart phone device provides a user interface to receive user data including patient weight, insulin to carbohydrate ratio and exercise factor, and to send instructions to the device, including dose amount. The dose amount is determined taking into account glucose level and trend, and other factors. The delivery device may be in continuous communication with the glucose monitor and smart phone to provide for near real-time adjustments in glucose treatment. Glucose data, insulin injection data, and other relevant data may be stored and accessible to interested parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, Noel Harvey, Sundeep Kankanala, Frank Martin, Ronald Pettis
  • Patent number: 9704457
    Abstract: A reverse-pull and double-down pressure bridge configuration for a stringed instrument is used to integrate a set of retrofit strings into the instrument. The retrofit strings are tethered between the bridge plate of the instrument and the back end of the instrument so that the retrofit strings are able to apply a reverse pull on a soundboard of the instrument and compress the saddle, the bridge, and the soundboard of the instrument. The retrofit strings are configured to counteract the forward pull applied on the soundboard by the original strings of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Billy Frank Martin
  • Patent number: 9574929
    Abstract: A coupling device for impedance matching a probe of a guided wave radar (GWR) system. A feed-through is for connecting to a coaxial cable or other transmission line connector that includes an inner conductor which connects to an output of a transceiver and an outer conductor that connects to an outer metal sleeve. A subwavelength coaxial transmission line (CTL) having a length from ?/5 to ?/2 is coupled to the feed-through including an inner conductor connected to the inner conductor of the feed-through and an outer conductor connected to the outer metal sleeve. A mode converter (MC) having a plurality of metal fingers (7) of length 2?± twenty percent is connected to the outer conductor of the subwavelength CTL, where the MC includes a dielectric coating on its inner conductor connected to the inner conductor of the subwavelength CTL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cornel Cobianu, Ion Georgescu, Michael Kon Yew Hughes, Stuart James Heath, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20170042841
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating a subject in need of medication as an adjunct to elective surgery, comprising administration of a ketogenic material sufficient to produce a physiologically acceptable ketosis in the patient. Preferably the surgery is selected from the groups consisting of removal or section of tumours, removal of redundant organs such as lymph nodes and appendix, open heart surgery, cosmetic surgery, joint and bone surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: David John Heal, Keith Frank Martin