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: 8381650
    Abstract: A safety and arming unit for a fuse includes a firing chain having first and second firing devices defining an intermediate space therebetween and a barrier blocking the intermediate space in a safe position. The firing chain is brought into an armed position by a releasing movement vacating the intermediate space. First and second mutually independent securing devices lock the barrier in the safe position and execute an unlocking action based on two mutually independent physical arming parameters. A compact and very reliable safety and arming unit can be achieved in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Junghans Microtec GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Glatthaar, Reiner Hennig, Gerhard Heussler, Karl Kautzsch, Frank Martin Kienzler, Alexander Zinell
  • Patent number: 8378304
    Abstract: An apparatus for incorporation into time-domain spectroscopy systems that creates a continuous reference whereby a sample pulses' phase and amplitude can be tracked and corrected employs a beam splitter to generate sample and reference pulses. A detector is positioned for receiving the reference radiation pulses that do not interact with the sample. The same detector is also positioned for receiving the sample radiation pulses that emerge from the sample. The apparatus can be readily implemented by being configured between the emitter and detector of a terahertz time-domain spectrometer. The reference pulse is used to trace the changes in time and amplitude of the sample pulse. Since any changes in the reference pulse will most likely manifest in the sample pulse, the reference pulse is monitored and used to correct the sample pulse and thereby reduce the effects of jitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventors: Payam Mousavi, Steven Dodge, Frank Martin Haran, Stephane Savard, David Jez, Stuart James Heath
  • Patent number: 8367063
    Abstract: Monoclonal antibodies and hybridomas producing them that interact with osteoprotegerin ligand (OPGL) are provided. Methods of treating osteopenic disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of antibodies to OPGL are also provided. Methods of detecting the amount of OPGL in a sample using antibodies to OPGL are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Amgen, Inc., Medarex, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Boyle, Eugene Medlock, John K. Sullivan, Robin L. Elliott, Frank Martin, Haichun Huang
  • Publication number: 20130006005
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for preparing linear alpha,omega-dicarboxylic diesters by reacting a triglyceride containing fatty acid residues having monounsaturated or polyunsaturated carbon chains with carbon monoxide, an acid and an OH-group donor in one reaction step in the presence of a catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Frank-Martin Petrat, Franz-Erich Baumann, Harald Haeger, Guido Walther, Andreas Martin, Angela Koeckritz
  • Patent number: 8314388
    Abstract: An optical, non-contact sensor for measuring the thickness or weight of layered products and particularly those that contain a light-reflective substrate incorporates a reflective surface to cause incident radiation from a light source to plurality of time within the layered products before being detected in a receiver. A diffusing element can be incorporated as a diffuse source of illumination. The Lambertian-type light scattering generated by the diffuse element causes the incident light to interact multiple times with the layered product resulting in enhanced sensor sensitivity to selected components in the layered product and measurement error induced by specular reflection of the light from the reflective substrate is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Tixier, Frank Martin Haran
  • Patent number: 8314391
    Abstract: A terahertz time-domain spectrometer scanning sensor system includes a transmitter and a receiver that are secured to a mobile scanner head. Optical pump light, in the form of short pulses launched from a stationary laser located remotely from the scanner head, is delivered to the transmitter and receiver through a controlled fiber optic cable arrangement so that variations in temporal pulse relays that are associated fiber optic transmission are minimized. In this fashion, the movement of the fiber optic cable is maneuvered along a defined path so as to control the bends in the cable and thus minimize variations in temporal delays that can otherwise arise as the pulses of light are transmitted through the fiber. Pulses of laser light launched from the laser into the optical fiber will exit the cable with consistent (i) time of arrival, (ii) phase duration, and (iii) polarization state and energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Martin Haran, Ross MacHattie, Ron E Beselt, David Jez
  • Publication number: 20120252902
    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: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BTG International Limited
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, David John Heal
  • Publication number: 20120203033
    Abstract: The invention provides a method to produce primary diamines by catalytic conversion of diols having a linear main chain of from 4 to 31 carbon atoms into the corresponding diamines. The reaction is conducted in a liquid or supercritical phase and is catalyzed by a homogeneous ruthenium-containing complex. The primary diamines obtained may be suitable for polyamide syntheses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Franz-Erich Baumann, Matthias Ullrich, Martin Roos, Peter Hannen, Frank-Martin Petrat, Harald Haeger, Angela Koeckritz, Guido Walther, Jens Deutsch, Andreas Martin
  • Publication number: 20120157392
    Abstract: Method of treating a patient suffering from apoptosis of tissue by administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of one or more ketogenic compounds such that a physiological ketosis is produced which arrests the apoptosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: BTG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: KEITH FRANK MARTIN, DAVID JOHN HEAL, ELIZABETH JAGGER
  • Publication number: 20120156725
    Abstract: Monoclonal antibodies and hybridomas producing them that interact with osteoprotegerin ligand (OPGL) are provided. Methods of treating osteopenic disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of antibodies to OPGL are also provided. Methods of detecting the amount of OPGL in a sample using antibodies to OPGL are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicants: MEDAREX, INC., AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: William J. Boyle, Eugene Medlock, John K. Sullivan, Robin L. Elliott, Frank Martin, Haichun Huang
  • Publication number: 20120153149
    Abstract: An optical, non-contact sensor for measuring the thickness or weight of layered products and particularly those that contain a light-reflective substrate incorporates a reflective surface to cause incident radiation from a light source to plurality of time within the layered products before being detected in a receiver. A diffusing element can be incorporated as a diffuse source of illumination. The Lambertian-type light scattering generated by the diffuse element causes the incident light to interact multiple times with the layered product resulting in enhanced sensor sensitivity to selected components in the layered product and measurement error induced by specular reflection of the light from the reflective substrate is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Tixier, Frank Martin Haran
  • Patent number: 8198410
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Wild, Jr., James J. S. Treanor, Haichun Huang, Heather Inoue, Tie J. Zhang, Frank Martin
  • Patent number: 8161878
    Abstract: A safety and arming unit for a fuze of a projectile has a rotor for interruption of a firing chain. The rotor can rotate from a safe position to an armed position. In order to allow the safety and arming unit to be designed to be physically compact and such that it can be assembled easily, it is proposed that it has a first and a second rotor safety device which each engage in the rotor in order to block rotor rotation to the armed position, wherein the first rotor safety device is designed to carry out a release movement by virtue of its inertia during a launch acceleration of the projectile, and the second rotor safety device has a pyrotechnic charge for producing a release movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Junghans Microtec GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schellhorn, Frank Martin Kienzler, Martin Leonhardt
  • Publication number: 20120089566
    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: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Arndt Effern, Frank-Martin Haas, Torsten Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20120049070
    Abstract: An apparatus for incorporation into time-domain spectroscopy systems that creates a continuous reference whereby a sample pulses' phase and amplitude can be tracked and corrected employs a beam splitter to generate sample and reference pulses. A detector is positioned for receiving the reference radiation pulses that do not interact with the sample. The same detector is also positioned for receiving the sample radiation pulses that emerge from the sample. The apparatus can be readily implemented by being configured between the emitter and detector of a terahertz time-domain spectrometer. The reference pulse is used to trace the changes in time and amplitude of the sample pulse. Since any changes in the reference pulse will most likely manifest in the sample pulse, the reference pulse is monitored and used to correct the sample pulse and thereby reduce the effects of jitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventors: Payam Mousavi, Steven Dodge, Frank Martin Haran, Stephane Savard, David Jez, Stuart James Heath
  • Patent number: 8124279
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrode material for a lithium ion battery which is distinguished by the fact that the electrode material comprises 5-85% by weight of nanoscale silicon particles which have a BET surface area of from 5 to 700 m2/g and a mean primary particle diameter of from 5 to 200 nm, 0-10% by weight of conductive carbon black, 5-80% by weight of graphite having a mean particle diameter of from 1 ?m to 100 ?m and 5-25% by weight of a binder, the proportions of the components summing to not more than 100% by weight, and to the use of the electrode material according to the invention for the production of lithium ion batteries, and to a lithium ion battery having a negative electrode which comprises the electrode material according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Frank-Martin Petrat, Volker Hennige, Evelyn Albrecht, David Lee, Hilmi Buqa, Michael Holzapfel, Petr Novak
  • Publication number: 20120041394
    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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, Frank Martin, Bruce Clyde Roberts, Jason B. Alarcon
  • Patent number: 8106167
    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: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Wild, Jr., James J. S. Treanor, Haichun Huang, Heather Inoue, Tie J. Zhang, Frank Martin
  • Patent number: 8085397
    Abstract: Fiber optic sensors employ a high brightness light source such as a fiber optic supercontinuum source, multiplexed superluminescent light emitting diodes, or a broadband tunable laser diode. Light is delivered to the measurement location via fiber optics and sensor optics directs infrared radiation onto material the being monitored that is located in a hostile environment. A disperse element is positioned in the detection beam path in order to separate the wavelengths and to perform spectral analysis. A spectral analysis of the radiation that emerges from the sheet yields information on a plurality of parameters for the material. For papermaking applications, the moisture level, temperature and cellulose content in the paper can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Martin Haran, Ross MacHattie, Ronald E Beselt
  • Publication number: 20110306934
    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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, Frank Martin, Richard Klug