Patents by Inventor George Mueller

George Mueller 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: 9857316
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying changes utilizing radio frequency polarization includes receiving a reflected and/or transmitted polarized radio frequency signal at a receiver, filtering, amplifying and conditioning the received signal, converting the received signal from an analog format to a digital format, processing the digital signal to elicit a polarization mode dispersion feature of the received signal, and comparing the polarization mode dispersion features to a known calibration to detect a change in a characteristic of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: University of Notre Dame du Lac
    Inventors: Thomas G. Pratt, Jeffrey George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140087127
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a honeycomb structure from strip material comprising a supply and forming device, which forms a structured strip from the strip material and additionally determines a conveying speed of the structured strip, and a stop device comprising a feed channel, wherein the stop device is disposed downstream of the forming device such that the structured strip can be supplied to the feed channel, and wherein the honeycomb structure comprises a stop edge, which runs parallel to the feed channel, and wherein the stop device comprises a stop and stop means, which are designed in a movable manner such that the structured strip can be connected to a stop edge of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: THE SWISSCORE AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Brinkhaus, Dominik Jaromir Job, Georges Müller
  • Publication number: 20100064668
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the operation of an electromagnetically controllable reducing agent metering valve that is disposed in the exhaust gas system of an internal combustion engine and that is actuated with a first flow profile (46) for metering a reducing agent. The method is characterized in that a value is determined for the temperature of the reducing agent metering valve and compared to a threshold value and in that, if the temperature determined is less than the threshold value, an actuation of the reducing agent metering valve occurs with a second flow profile that is different from the first flow profile. The invention further relates to a control device that is equipped, particularly programmed, to control the progression of such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Beckmann, Matthias Horn, Andreas George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20080012506
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems including one or more first LEDs, each first LED configured to generate first radiation having a first spectrum, and one or more second LEDs, each second LED configured to generate second radiation having a second spectrum different than the first spectrum. A diffuser is employed to blend the first radiation and the second radiation, when generated, so as to provide a uniform color of light having a visible spectrum based on a combination of the first spectrum and the second spectrum. One or more controllers are configured to control the first LED(s) and the second LED(s) such that visible light provided by the diffuser is perceived as one or more colors. In different aspects, the apparatus/systems may be configured to generate white light and/or multicolor light, may be formed to resemble conventional light bulbs, and may be arranged as a linear chain of nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: George Mueller, Ihor Lys
  • Publication number: 20070258240
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating essentially white light. In one example, a white light generating apparatus comprises at least one first white LED characterized by a first spectrum, and at least one second white LED characterized by a second spectrum, wherein the first spectrum is substantially different than the second spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Ducharme, Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling, George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20070206375
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for downloading one or more lighting programs including one or more lighting effects. The lighting program(s) may be downloaded from a web site to one or more LED-based lighting devices that are configured to execute the downloaded lighting program(s) so as to reproduce the lighting effect(s). In various examples, a variety of programming devices may be employed to facilitate wired or wireless downloading, including one or more computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), cell phones, media players (e.g., MP3 players), and the like. Information may be uploaded to the web site to facilitate selection and/or creation of lighting effect(s) that are included in the downloaded lighting program(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Colin Piepgras, George Mueller, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling, Frederick Morgan
  • Publication number: 20070195526
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus involving at least two LEDs configured to generate at least two different spectra of radiation that are combined to produce white light. At least one parameter of the at least two different spectra of radiation generated by the at least two LEDs is controlled, based at least in part on at least one lighting control signal received by the apparatus over at least one wireless communication link, so as to control at least a color temperature of the white light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Dowling, Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Michael Blackwell, Alfred Ducharme, Ralph Osterhout, Colin Piepgras, George Mueller, Dawn Geary, Timothy Holmes
  • Publication number: 20070188427
    Abstract: Organic light emitting diode (OLED) methods and apparatus in which at least one first OLED generates first radiation having a first spectrum, and at least one second OLED generates second radiation having a second spectrum different from the first spectrum. In one example, an addressable controller is coupled to the first OLED and the second OLED for independently controlling a first intensity of the first radiation and a second intensity of the second radiation based on a network signal including lighting information for a plurality of light-generating apparatus. An OLED controller may be in communication with a user interface to control different OLED-generated spectrums in response to user operation of the user interface. In one aspect, a controller may be configured to implement a pulse width modulation (PWM) technique to control the OLEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Ihor Lys, Frederick Morgan, George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20070115665
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating and modulating white light illumination conditions. Examples of applications in which such methods and apparatus may be implemented include retail environments (e.g., food, clothing, jewelry, paint, furniture, fabrics, etc.) or service environments (e.g., cosmetics, hair and beauty salons and spas, photography, etc.) where visible aspects of the products/services being offered are significant in attracting sales of the products/services. Other applications include theatre and cinema, medical and dental implementations, as well as vehicle-based (automotive) implementations. In another example, a personal grooming apparatus includes one or more light sources disposed in proximity to a mirror and configured to generate variable color light, including essentially white light, whose color temperature may be controlled by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: George Mueller, Alfred Ducharme, Kevin Dowling, Ihor Lys, Frederick Morgan, Charles Cella
  • Publication number: 20070115658
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating and modulating white light illumination conditions. Examples of applications in which such methods and apparatus may be implemented include retail environments (e.g., food, clothing, jewelry, paint, furniture, fabrics, etc.) or service environments (e.g., cosmetics, hair and beauty salons and spas, photography, etc.) where visible aspects of the products/services being offered are significant in attracting sales of the products/services. Other applications include theatre and cinema, medical and dental implementations, as well as vehicle-based (automotive) implementations. In another example, a personal grooming apparatus includes one or more light sources disposed in proximity to a mirror and configured to generate variable color light, including essentially white light, whose color temperature may be controlled by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: George Mueller, Alfred Ducharme, Kevin Dowling, Ihor Lys, Frederick Morgan, Charles Cella
  • Publication number: 20070086912
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in which ultraviolet radiation is generated from at least one first LED, an object is irradiated with the ultraviolet radiation, and the ultraviolet radiation is controlled so as to generate at least one perceivable visual effect based on an interaction between the ultraviolet radiation and the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Dowling, Frederick Morgan, George Mueller, Ihor Lys, Matthew Tullman
  • Publication number: 20070063107
    Abstract: A reusable module is affixed atop a reusable orbital vehicle (OV). Various configurations of the reusable module have identical external dimensions in the region of attachment to the OV to permit interchangeability. Different configurations can accommodate a variety of missions of different type and duration. A variety of cargo modules of different configurations allow cargo to be uplifted into orbit. In one embodiment, the cargo module is an unpressurized cargo module in which the cargo is exposed to the environment of space during the unloading process. The cargo module may also be a pressurized cargo module. In an alternative embodiment, the cargo module may include both a pressurized cargo module and unpressurized cargo module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: Kistler Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: George Mueller, Richard Kohrs, William Duncan, David Cochran, Dean Misterek, Terrill Burlison, Ryan Curtis, Thomas Johnson, Richard Bailey, Charles Limerick
  • Publication number: 20060285325
    Abstract: LED-based light bulbs having one or more white LEDs, for replacing/retrofitting conventional light bulbs. An exemplary bulb includes at least one first white LED and at least one power connection having a form configured to engage mechanically and electrically with one of a conventional Edison-mount (screw-type) light bulb socket, a conventional fluorescent tube coupler arrangement, and a conventional halogen MR-16 socket arrangement. The bulb further includes at least one voltage transformation device configured to electrically transform a first voltage applied to the at least one power connection (via the corresponding conventional socket/coupler) to a second voltage that provides operating power to at least the white LED(s). The LED-based light bulb substantially corresponds in shape to a corresponding one of a conventional Edison-mount screw-type light bulb, a conventional fluorescent tube, and a conventional halogen MR-16 light bulb, based on the form of the at least one power connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Ducharme, Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling, George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20060152172
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating and modulating white light illumination conditions. Examples of applications in which such methods and apparatus may be implemented include retail environments (e.g., food, clothing, jewelry, paint, furniture, fabrics, etc.) or service environments (e.g., cosmetics, hair and beauty salons and spas, photography, etc.) where visible aspects of the products/services being offered are significant in attracting sales of the products/services. Other applications include theatre and cinema, medical and dental implementations, as well as vehicle-based (automotive) implementations. In another example, a personal grooming apparatus includes one or more light sources disposed in proximity to a mirror and configured to generate variable color light, including essentially white light, whose color temperature may be controlled by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Mueller, Alfred Ducharme, Kevin Dowling, Ihor Lys, Frederick Morgan, Charles Cella
  • Publication number: 20060109649
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in which at least one first LED generates first radiation having a first spectrum, and at least one second LED generates second radiation having a second spectrum different than the first spectrum. One or more controllers control at least one of the first radiation and the second radiation so as to control at least a color temperature of visible radiation. In one example, one or more sensors monitor at least one characteristic of sample radiation and provide one or more sensor signals to the one or more controllers, which in turn control at least the color temperature of the visible radiation based at least in part on the at least one sensor signal. In various implementations, the sample radiation may be ambient illumination (e.g., natural-light and/or light from other light sources), may be the visible radiation itself (e.g., to provide feedback to the one or more controllers), or generally any desired lighting condition to simulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Ducharme, Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling, George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20060050509
    Abstract: A color-changing device which includes an enclosure at least a portion of which is material which is desired to change color. There is also included an illumination device, such as an LED or collection of LEDs which can illuminate the material. There can also be included a controller which can take some form of input, such as from a network, or a sensor, and can convert that input into a signal to control the illumination. There is also included a method for performing such color change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Dowling, George Mueller, Ihor Lys
  • Publication number: 20060022214
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for LED modules that include an LED die integrated in an LED package with a submount that includes an electronic component for controlling the light emitted by the LED die. The electronic component integrated in the submount may include drive hardware, a network interface, memory, a processor, a switch-mode power supply, a power facility, or another type of electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling, George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20060012987
    Abstract: A lighting fixture for producing a beam of light having a prescribed luminous flux spectrum. In one example, the lighting fixture comprises a plurality of groups of light-emitting devices, each such group configured to emit light having a distinct luminous flux spectrum, and a controller configurable to supply selected amounts of electrical power to the plurality of groups of light-emitting devices, such that the groups cooperate to produce a composite beam of light having a prescribed luminous flux spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Applicant: Color Kinetics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Ducharme, Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling, George Mueller
  • Publication number: 20050285547
    Abstract: Various exemplary implementations of light emitting diode (LED) based illumination products and methods are disclosed including, but not limited to, glow sticks, key chains, toys, balls, various game accessories, light bulbs, night lights, wall lights, wall switches, wall sockets, wall panels, modular lights, flexible lights, automotive lights, wearable accessories, light ropes, decorative lights such as icicles and icicle strings, light tubes, insect control lights and methods, and lighted air fresheners/scent dispensers. Any of the foregoing devices may be equipped with various types of user interfaces (both “local” and “remote”) to control light generated from the device. Additionally, devices may be controlled via light control information or programs stored in device memory and/or transmitted or downloaded to the devices (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Colin Piepgras, George Mueller, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling, Frederick Morgan
  • Publication number: 20050276053
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for providing active and passive thermal or cooling facilities for LED lighting systems, including radiating and convective thermal facilities, including fans, phase change materials, conductive polymers, potting compounds, vents, ducts, and other thermal facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Applicant: Color Kinetics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward Nortrup, George Mueller, Frederick Morgan, Ihor Lys, Kevin Dowling