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: 8043593
    Abstract: An aggregated crystalline silicon powder with a BET surface area of 20 to 150 m2/g is provided. The aggregated silicon powder may be doped with phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, boron, aluminium, gallium, indium, thallium, europium, erbium, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, samarium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, thulium, lutetium, lithium, ytterbium, germanium, iron, ruthenium, osmium, cobalt, rhodium, iridium, nickel, palladium, platinum, copper, silver, gold, or zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Pridoehl, Paul Roth, Hartmut Wiggers, Frank-Martin Petrat, Michael Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20110255700
    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: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cynthia Maxwell, Frank Martin Ludwig Gunter Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 8037827
    Abstract: A fuze for a projectile has a firing assembly for firing a main charge of the projectile and a delay detonator for firing the firing assembly after a delay time which is defined by a burning distance of a delay charge. The delay detonator has a housing with a fuze half in which it is fired and a detonator half which contains a detonator charge for firing the firing assembly. In order to prevent the projectile from misfiring as a result of premature detonation of the delay detonator, the housing has a relief opening in the fuze half, with an opening cross section that can be passed through freely in the firing state of the delay detonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Junghans Microtec GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Kopf, Frank Martin Kienzler, Gerd Giesler, Herbert Höni
  • Publication number: 20110121604
    Abstract: A manually operated device designed to securely grip onto an RV cover or tarp, span the width of the RV and with the aid of two telescoping handles allow said cover to be safely raised up to a height sufficient to allow the cover or tarp to be installed over the RV, motor home, travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer or boat allowing the unit to be covered safely from the ground, eliminating the inherent risks with climbing upon it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Martin Drao
  • Publication number: 20110091476
    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: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicants: AMGEN INC., MEDAREX, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Wild, JR., James J.S. Treanor, Haichun Huang, Heather Inoue, Tie J. Zhang, Frank Martin
  • Patent number: 7927570
    Abstract: An aggregated crystalline silicon powder with a BET surface area of 20 to 150 m2/g is provided. The aggregated crystalline silicon may be doped with a doping component and can be used to produce electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Pridoehl, Paul Roth, Hartmut Wiggers, Frank-Martin Petrat, Michael Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20110065656
    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: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BTG International Limited
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, David John Heal
  • Publication number: 20110052604
    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: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: AMGEN, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Boyle, Eugene Medlock, John J. Sullivan, Robin L. Elliott, Frank Martin, Haichun Huang
  • Publication number: 20110054648
    Abstract: Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for detecting onsets. On a device, an audio signal is pre-processed in temporal domain. The pre-processed audio signal is smoothed on the device. A predetermined quantity of peaks is selectively identified in the pre-processed and smoothed audio signal based on a size of a sample window applied to the pre-processed and smoothed audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Cynthia Maxwell, Frank Martin Ludwig Gunter Baumgarte
  • Publication number: 20110040076
    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: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicants: AMGEN INC., MEDAREX, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Wild, JR., James J.S. Treanor, Haichun Huang, Heather Inoue, Tie J. Zhang, Frank Martin
  • Publication number: 20110007313
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Honeywell ASCa Inc
    Inventors: Frank Martin Haran, Ross MacHattie, Ronald E. Beselt
  • Publication number: 20100326307
    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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: JUNGHANS MICROTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Schellhorn, Frank Martin Kienzler, Martin Leonhardt
  • Publication number: 20100282970
    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: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Martin Haran, Ross MacHattie, Ron E. Beselt, David Jez
  • Publication number: 20100286605
    Abstract: A valve is provided herein for permitting mixing of at least two components, the valve including a body configured for slidable liquid tight engagement with an injector or drug cartridge barrel. The body includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a channel extending therebetween, the channel having a proximal portion and a distal portion. A poppet is sealingly and slidably disposed in the channel to selectively move between first and second positions. The poppet includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a fluid channel, the fluid channel being defined in the poppet and extending from an outlet opening located distally of the distal end of the body. With the poppet being in the first position, the poppet defines a liquid tight seal in the channel such that liquid flow through the channel is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard J. Klug, M. Ishaq Haider, Frank Martin
  • Publication number: 20100264377
    Abstract: An aggregated crystalline silicon powder with a BET surface area of 20 to 150 m2/g is provided. The aggregated crystalline silicon may be doped with a doping component and can be used to produce electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Pridöhl, Paul Roth, Hartmut Wiggers, Frank-Martin Petrat, Michael Krämer
  • Patent number: 7795413
    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: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Amgen, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Wild, Jr., James J. S. Treanor, Haichun Huang, Heather Inoue, Tie J. Zhang, Frank Martin
  • Publication number: 20100209435
    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: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicants: AMGEN INC., MEDAREX, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Boyle, Eugene Medlock, John K. Sullivan, Robin L. Elliott, Frank Martin, Haichun Huang
  • Patent number: 7776304
    Abstract: Aggregated crystalline silicon powder with a BET surface area of 20 to 150 m2/g. It is prepared by subjecting at least one vaporous or gaseous silane and optionally at least one vaporous or gaseous doping material, an inert gas and hydrogen to heat in a hot wall reactor, cooling the reaction mixture or allowing the reaction mixture to cool and separating the product from gaseous substances in the form of a powder, wherein the proportion of silane is between 0.1 and 90 wt. %, with respect to the sum of silane, doping material, hydrogen and inert gases, and wherein the proportion of hydrogen, with respect to the sum of hydrogen, silane, inert gas and doping material, is in the range 1 mol. % to 96 mol. %. It can be used to produce electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Pridoehl, Paul Roth, Hartmut Wiggers, Frank-Martin Petrat, Michael Kraemer
  • Patent number: 7774319
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a database interface performs a three-step optimistic database access. The database interface initially performs an optimistic read of a database object. The database object is checked for consistency after the optimistic read. If the database object is inconsistent, a first pessimistic read is performed with an isolation level that does not guarantee consistency (e.g., with an isolation level of committed read). The database object is checked again for consistency after the first pessimistic read. If the database object is inconsistent, a second pessimistic read is performed with an isolation level that may guarantee consistency (e.g., with an isolation level of repeatable read).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Rainer Schweigkoffer, Guenther Drach, Tobias Wenner, Frank-Martin Haas, Torsten Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20100193746
    Abstract: An aggregated crystalline silicon powder with a BET surface area of 20 to 150 m2/g is provided. The aggregated silicon powder may be doped with phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, boron, aluminium, gallium, indium, thallium, europium, erbium, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, samarium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, thulium, lutetium, lithium, ytterbium, germanium, iron, ruthenium, osmium, cobalt, rhodium, iridium, nickel, palladium, platinum, copper, silver, gold, or zinc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH
    Inventors: Markus PRIDOEHL, Paul ROTH, Hartmut WIGGERS, Frank-Martin PETRAT, Michael KRAEMER