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: 20170035712
    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: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Keith Frank MARTIN, David John HEAL
  • Patent number: 9518856
    Abstract: A coupling device for coupling a threaded feed-through of a process connection to provide a launcher for a non-metallic storage tank. The storage tank includes a tank aperture in its top surface. The coupling device includes a foil nozzle including an inner upper metal foil surface that includes a threaded aperture for securing the feed-through thereto, and a first and second lower metal foil surface on respective sides of the upper metal foil surface. The foil nozzle also includes a first and a second foil level transition region disposed between the respective sides of the inner upper metal foil surface and the first and second lower metal foil surface. The foil nozzle can be configured in a cylindrical, horn, or a corrugated horn shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cornel Cobianu, Ion Georgescu, Stuart James Heath, Michael Kon Yew Hughes, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20160334262
    Abstract: A coaxial probe for a time-domain reflectometry (TDR) fill-level measuring system includes an outer electrically conductive tube (outer tube), an inner electrically conductive rod (inner rod) within the outer tube on at least one end, and at least one tensioning device (tensioning device). The tensioning device includes a tensioner body between the inner rod and outer tube for stretching the inner rod in a length direction relative to the outer tube to tension the inner rod. The tensioning device is placed at at least one of an end of a lower probe portion and an end of an upper probe portion of the coaxial probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: FRANK MARTIN HARAN, STUART JAMES HEATH
  • Publication number: 20160319472
    Abstract: The tool (10) for textiles according to the invention consists of chromium steel, into which carbon has been embedded in locally varying amounts during a carbonizing process. Thermal treatment achieves a formation of martensite with the maximum achievable hardness, in particular in those zones in which larger carbon fractions have been introduced. A tool for textiles with zones of differing hardnesses can thus be produced without having to subject the individual zones with differing hardnesses to different process conditions during the production process. The hardness is controlled on the basis of the degree of deformation of the tool for textiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Simone SCHWARZ, Frank-Martin DURST, Richard ZELLER
  • Patent number: 9476753
    Abstract: A coaxial feed-through device (feed-through) for coupling a received process connection to a storage tank (tank) including an inner electrical conductor (probe), an outer electrical conductor; and a dielectric sleeve disposed between the probe and the outer electrical conductor. The dielectric sleeve is configured to provide an upper coaxial transmission line segment (upper CTL segment) providing a substantially 50 ohm impedance and a lower coaxial transmission line segment (lower CTL segment) which includes one or more sub-segments having an impedance that is at least forty (40%) percent higher as compared to the substantially 50 ohm impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ion Georgescu, Cornel Cobianu, Stuart James Heath, Michael Kon Yew Hughes, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20160305812
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sensing head. The sensing head is configured to transmit a pulse through a first probe of at least a first probe and a second probe. The sensing head is also configured to receive the pulse from the first probe and identify that the pulse was received through the first probe. The sensing head is further configured to determine a depth of a material in contact with the first probe in response to receiving the pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Ron Beselt, Cris Andronic, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20160304596
    Abstract: This invention provides antibodies that interact with or bind to human nerve growth factor (NGF) and neutralize the function of NGF thereby. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of said antibodies and methods for neutralizing NGF function, and particularly for treating NGF-related disorders (e.g., chronic pain) by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of anti-NGF antibodies. Methods of detecting the amount of NGF in a sample using anti-NGF antibodies are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicants: AMGEN INC., E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. WILD, Jr., James J.S. TREANOR, Haichun HUANG, Heather INOUE, Tie J. ZHANG, Frank MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20160282277
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: HONEYWELL ASCA INC.
    Inventors: Sebastien Tixier, Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20160237147
    Abstract: This invention provides antibodies that interact with or bind to human nerve growth factor (NGF) and neutralize the function of NGF thereby. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of said antibodies and methods for neutralizing NGF function, and particularly for treating NGF-related disorders (e.g., chronic pain) by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of anti-NGF antibodies. Methods of detecting the amount of NGF in a sample using anti-NGF antibodies are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Wild, JR., James J.S. Treanor, Haichun Huang, Heather Inoue, Tie J. Zhang, Frank Martin
  • Patent number: 9402974
    Abstract: A primable catheter including a thermoreactive, viscoelastic material that is internally supported with a trocar wire. The primable catheter further includes a multi-chamfered tip and a gap interposed between an inner surface of the catheter and the outer surface of the trocar, such that a priming fluid is permitted to flow through the catheter and purge air trapped between the trocar and the inner surface of the catheter. Following insertion of the catheter, the trocar is removed and a therapeutic is infused via the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, Frank Martin, Bruce Clyde Roberts, Jason B. Alarcon
  • Patent number: 9372880
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for reclamation of empty pages in database tables. In response to receiving a plurality of records for insertion into a database table, the plurality of records are inserted into one or more contiguous pages. In response to at least some of the plurality of records being deleted from the database table, the one or more contiguous pages are reclaimed by: relocating any records from the plurality of records remaining in the one or more contiguous pages and releasing the one or more contiguous pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frank-Martin Haas, Nelson Hop Hing, Matthew A. Huras, Catherine S. McArthur, Sean W. McKeough, Keriley K. Romanufa, Torsten W. E. Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20160163294
    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: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Billy Frank Martin
  • Publication number: 20160117426
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: STEPHANE SAVARD, FRANK MARTIN HARAN
  • Publication number: 20160097669
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: JOHAN BACKSTROM, SARABJIT SINGH, IOURI MARKEVITCH, STEPHANE SAVARD, MICHAEL KON YEW HUGHES, FRANK MARTIN HARAN
  • Publication number: 20160098500
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: FRANK MARTIN HARAN, STEPHANE SAVARD
  • Publication number: 20160097670
    Abstract: A method of pulsed radar level sensing. First level scanning performed with first transmitted radar pulses launched by a probe into a tank having a first pulse width, wherein the first level scanning is over a first scan distance. First echoes generated responsive to the first pulses are analyzed to determine an approximate level of a material in the tank. Second level scanning with second transmitted radar pulses are launched by the probe into the tank having a second pulse width, with a measurement window<the first scan distance that includes the approximate level. The second pulse width<the first pulse width. Second echoes generated responsive to the second pulses are analyzed to determine a revised higher resolution material level measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL KON YEW HUGHES, FRANK MARTIN HARAN
  • Publication number: 20160074349
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating a patient suffering from apoptosis of tissue comprising administering to that subject a therapeutically effective amount of one or more ketogenic compounds such that a physiological ketosis is produced sufficient to arrest said apoptosis. Preferably the apoptosis is of cerebral tissue such as that associated with acute intractible seizures, particularly with status epilepticus. The method is also applicable to apoptosis associated with administration of toxic stuimuli for treatment of cancer, that produced by viral infections, autoimmune diseases or Aquired Immuno Difficiency Syndrome. The ketosis produced is a state in which levels of one or both of acetoacetate and (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate concentrations in the blood of the subject such that their total concentration in the blood is elevated above the normal fed levels to between 0.1 and 30 mM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, David John Heal, Elizabeth Jagger
  • Publication number: 20160072121
    Abstract: An electrochemical storage device comprises a plurality of layer electrodes each including a first charged sector and a second charged sector. The plurality of layer electrodes are assembled with respect to each other such that the first charged sector of a first plate of the plurality of layer electrodes is laid below the second charged sector of a second plate of the plurality of layer electrodes located immediately above the first plate. The charges of the first charged sectors of the first and second plates have a first sign and the charges of the second charged sectors of the first and second plates have a second sign that is opposite the first sign. The device also comprises a separator sector located, and enabling ionic charge exchange, between the first charged sector of the first plate and the second charged sector of the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGY POWER SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Subhash Dhar, William Koetting, Kwok Tom, Frank Martin, Jorge Espinel, Michael Nielson
  • Patent number: 9278193
    Abstract: A delivery device system is provided for assisting a patient and physician in maintaining a depth and position of an inserted catheter within a target tissue. The delivery device includes a base member that is secured to an external surface of the patient. The base member includes an aperture through which a catheter is inserted to access the target tissue. The base member further includes a hinged clip that selectively locks into a closed position to secure the catheter within the delivery device and maintain a desired insertion depth of the catheter within the target tissue. The base member further includes a receiving channel for compatibly and adjustably securing an adapter portion of the catheter in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, Frank Martin, Richard Klug
  • Patent number: 9260514
    Abstract: This invention provides antibodies that interact with or bind to human nerve growth factor (NGF) and neutralize the function of NGF thereby. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of these antibodies and methods for neutralizing NGF function, and particularly for treating NGF-related disorders (e.g., chronic pain) by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of anti-NGF antibodies. Methods of detecting the amount of NGF in a sample using anti-NGF antibodies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignees: Amgen Inc., E. R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Wild, Jr., James J.S. Treanor, Haichun Huang, Heather Inoue, Tie J. Zhang, Frank Martin