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).

  • Patent number: 9201018
    Abstract: Scanning sensor for measuring properties of continuous flat sheet, that is moving in the machine direction, employs an IR radiation source for directing a beam of incident IR radiation that impinges the sheet. The IR source has elongated lamp filament that generates IR radiation and the corresponding spot size formed on the sheet has elongated dimensions with its long axis being aligned with the machine direction. Aligned with the MD maximizes sensor spatial resolution in the cross direction. The sensor can employ a receiver having rectangular geometry with its long axis being aligned also in the MD. Scanning sensor can operate in the reflective, transmissive, or offset transmission mode to monitor characteristics of flat sheets, particularly of paper or plastic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Martin Haran
  • Patent number: 9203895
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for offloaded lateral transmission between protocol interface devices in an electronic system. Such offloading allows the lateral transmission of data and/or instructions between disparate protocol interface devices without burdening the electronic system's resources, such as the primary processor, memory, and/or system bus. A lateral communication controller is provided to intercouple the first and second protocol interface devices and selectively intercept data packets from one device to be injected into another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Sauer, Hans-Peter Loeb, Frank Martin
  • Publication number: 20150314071
    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: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Ferriter, Frank Martin, Vincent J. Sullivan, Scott N. Danhof, Eric G. Hassenpflug
  • Publication number: 20150276460
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: ION GEORGESCU, CORNEL COBIANU, STUART JAMES HEATH, MICHAEL KON YEW HUGHES, FRANK MARTIN HARAN
  • Publication number: 20150276458
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: CORNEL COBIANU, ION GEORGESCU, STUART JAMES HEATH, MICHAEL KON YEW HUGHES, FRANK MARTIN HARAN
  • Publication number: 20150265558
    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: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, David John Heal
  • Publication number: 20150250748
    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: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, David John HEAL
  • Publication number: 20150177155
    Abstract: Scanning sensor for measuring properties of continuous flat sheet, that is moving in the machine direction, employs an IR radiation source for directing a beam of incident IR radiation that impinges the sheet. The IR source has elongated lamp filament that generates IR radiation and the corresponding spot size formed on the sheet has elongated dimensions with its long axis being aligned with the machine direction. Aligned with the MD maximizes sensor spatial resolution in the cross direction. The sensor can employ a receiver having rectangular geometry with its long axis being aligned also in the MD. Scanning sensor can operate in the reflective, transmissive, or offset transmission mode to monitor characteristics of flat sheets, particularly of paper or plastic products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Martin Haran
  • Publication number: 20150166960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a universal method for producing functional tissue. The invention relates to the method for producing functional fusion tissue, the functional fusion tissue obtainable by this method, and use thereof in particular as a pharmaceutical preparation, drug, transplant, implant, food and test system. The invention in particular relates to the production of functional cartilage tissue and bone tissue from articular cartilage and bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Mario Lehmann, Frank Martin, Ursula Anderer
  • Publication number: 20150168201
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: CORNEL COBIANU, ION GEORGESCU, MICHAEL KON YEW HUGHES, STUART JAMES HEATH, FRANK MARTIN HARAN
  • Publication number: 20150141511
    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: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Frank MARTIN, David John HEAL
  • Patent number: 9006547
    Abstract: The present invention is a bridge truss that alleviates tensile and compressive stresses applied to an acoustic stringed instruments soundboard from the bridge. These tensile and compressive stresses are transferred through the bridge truss to chamber of the acoustic stringed instrument instead. The bridge truss allows the support brace of the acoustic stringed instrument to be reduced or eliminated. The bridge truss provides the soundboard with the ability to produce longer sustained vibrations, and vibrations of greater amplitude—increasing performance and tone. Also, the relative height of the soundboard can be altered for greater playability, at a user's discretion. A user only needs to reposition threaded adjustment rods from atop the bridge of the acoustic stringed instrument in order to transfer more or less stress to the bridge truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Billy Frank Martin
  • Patent number: 8983082
    Abstract: Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for detecting musical structures, such as downbeats. In one aspect, a method performed by a data processing device includes receiving an input audio signal. The method includes detecting a meter in the received audio signal. Detecting the meter includes generating an envelope of the received audio signal; generating an autocorrelation phase matrix having a two-dimensional array based on the generated envelope to identify a dominant periodicity in the received audio signal; and filtering both dimensions of the generated autocorrelation phase matrix to enhance peaks in the two-dimensional array. The meter represents a time signature of the input audio signal having multiple beats. Additionally, the method includes identifying a downbeat as a first beat in the detected meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cynthia Maxwell, Frank Martin Ludwig Gunter Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 8907333
    Abstract: Composite of layers which comprises a dielectric layer and a layer which comprises pyrogenic zinc oxide and is bonded to the dielectric layer. Process for producing the composite of layers, in which the pyrogenic zinc oxide is applied to the dielectric layer in the form of a dispersion in which the zinc oxide particles are present with a mean aggregate diameter of less than 200 nm, and the zinc oxide layer is dried and then treated at temperatures of less than 200° C. Process for producing the composite of layers, in which the pyrogenic zinc oxide is applied to a substrate layer or a composite of substrate layers in the form of a dispersion in which the zinc oxide particles are present with a mean aggregate diameter of less than 200 nm to form a zinc oxide layer, and then the zinc oxide layer and the substrate layer are treated at temperatures of less than 200° C., and then a dielectric layer is applied to the zinc oxide layer. Field-effect transistor which has the composite of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Evonik Degussa GmbH, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Frank-Martin Petrat, Heiko Thiem, Sven Hill, Andre Ebbers, Koshi Okamura, Roland Schmechel
  • Patent number: 8895824
    Abstract: A reverse bridge tension configuration for a stringed instrument allows the stringed instrument to offset some of the tension felt by the bridge. For a typical stringed instrument such as a guitar, the tensioned strings are bound between the bridge and the headstock. However, the reverse bridge tension configuration loops the tensioned strings on a path that goes around the back of the instrument, through the body of the instrument, and back to the bridge. A reverse bridge is positioned on the corner of the soundboard and the back end so that the tensioned strings can loop around the back end without causing pressure damage to the outer surface of the instrument. Once the tensioned strings travel around the reverse bridge and into the body, channels are positioned within the body in order to guide the tensioned strings back to the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Billy Frank Martin
  • Patent number: 8886596
    Abstract: A computer system including instructions recorded on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and readable by at least one processor may include a table generator module, a table updater module, and a data replicator module. The table generator module may be configured to cause the at least one processor to generate a target table. The table updater module may be configured to cause the at least one processor to modify data in the target table synchronously with data being modified in a source table. The data replicator module may be configured to cause the at least one processor to replicate the data contained in the source table in the target table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Arndt Effern, Frank-Martin Haas, Torsten Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20140324917
    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: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: SAP AG, 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: 20140243410
    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: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BTG International Limited
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, David John Heal
  • Publication number: 20140195271
    Abstract: An interconnected deferred equity indexed annuity policy and a fixed, variable or equity indexed universal life insurance policy, or variable life insurance policy, method and system where a computer periodically transfers annuity investment gains, if any, and the gains are transformed into premiums for the life insurance policy. Further growth of the transformed annuity policy gains as well as life insurance gains in the life insurance policy is tax-free as long as the involved insurance company observes the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. Having the annuity policy gains loaned from the annuity policy owner to the life insurance owner, and disproportionately allocating fees from the life insurance policy to the annuity policy derive additional benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: FRANK MARTIN SEXTON
  • Patent number: 8697139
    Abstract: Harvesting articular chondrocyte cells from a non-critical location of a patient and growing additional cells for transplantation into a damaged or diseased disc of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Martin Phillips