Patents by Inventor Georges Zimmermann

Georges Zimmermann 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: 11408037
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, systems, and computer readable medium for detecting ploidy of chromosome segments or entire chromosomes, for detecting single nucleotide variants and for detecting both ploidy of chromosome segments and single nucleotide variants. In some aspects, the invention provides methods, systems, and computer readable medium for detecting cancer or a chromosomal abnormality in a gestating fetus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Natera, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Babiarz, Tudor Pompiliu Constantin, Lane A. Eubank, George Gemelos, Matthew Micah Hill, Huseyin Eser Kirkizlar, Matthew Rabinowitz, Onur Sakarya, Styrmir Sigurjonsson, Bernhard Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20220213561
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, systems, and computer readable medium for detecting ploidy of chromosome segments or entire chromosomes, for detecting single nucleotide variants and for detecting both ploidy of chromosome segments and single nucleotide variants. In some aspects, the invention provides methods, systems, and computer readable medium for detecting cancer or a chromosomal abnormality in a gestating fetus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Natera, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua BABIARZ, Tudor Pompiliu CONSTANTIN, Lane A. EUBANK, George GEMELOS, Matthew Micah HILL, Huseyin Eser KIRKIZLAR, Matthew RABINOWITZ, Onur SAKARYA, Styrmir SIGURJONSSON, Bernhard ZIMMERMANN
  • Patent number: 11371100
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, systems, and computer readable medium for detecting ploidy of chromosome segments or entire chromosomes, for detecting single nucleotide variants and for detecting both ploidy of chromosome segments and single nucleotide variants. In some aspects, the invention provides methods, systems, and computer readable medium for detecting cancer or a chromosomal abnormality in a gestating fetus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Natera, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Babiarz, Tudor Pompiliu Constantin, Lane A. Eubank, George Gemelos, Matthew Micah Hill, Huseyin Eser Kirkizlar, Matthew Rabinowitz, Onur Sakarya, Styrmir Sigurjonsson, Bernhard Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10695079
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a therapy source (2) emitting radiation or waves, an ultrasound probe (14), a patient rest as well as a multi-axis positioning system (X, Y, Z) with several drives, by way of which the patient rest and the therapy source (2) can be moved to one another in all three spatial directions. A control device (26) is coupled to the ultrasound probe (14) and configured such that in at least one operating mode, the control device (26) simultaneously activates the drives of the multi-axis positioning system (X, Y, Z) such that the patient rest is moved relative to the therapy source along a selectable movement path (B) which lies within the plane of an ultrasound picture (20) which is currently recorded by the ultrasound probe (14). A method for positioning a patient rest relative to a therapy source is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: RICHARD WOLF GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Burkhardt, Francesco Messina, Jean-Georges Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20160038166
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a therapy source (2) emitting radiation or waves, an ultrasound probe (14), a patient rest as well as a multi-axis positioning system (X, Y, Z) with several drives, by way of which the patient rest and the therapy source (2) can be moved to one another in all three spatial directions. A control device (26) is coupled to the ultrasound probe (14) and configured such that in at least one operating mode, the control device (26) simultaneously activates the drives of the multi-axis positioning system (X, Y, Z) such that the patient rest is moved relative to the therapy source along a selectable movement path (B) which lies within the plane of an ultrasound picture (20) which is currently recorded by the ultrasound probe (14). A method for positioning a patient rest relative to a therapy source is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Michael BURKHARDT, Francesco MESSINA, Jean-Georges ZIMMERMANN
  • Patent number: 8602639
    Abstract: Winding crown for a timepiece, said crown (40) including a bottom (42) and a skirt (44), which delimits an inner volume housing at least one elastically deformable element, the crown (40) being characterized in that a stop member is inserted between the elastically deformable element (50) and the bottom (42) of the crown (40) to prevent any surface contact between said elastically deformable element (50) and said bottom (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Meco S.A.
    Inventors: Georges Zimmermann, Pierre-Jean Bonnet
  • Patent number: 8142070
    Abstract: Winding crown for a timepiece, said crown (32) including an uncoupling mechanism (1) comprising a rigid drive ring (4, 400) secured to the crown (32) and cooperating with at least one elastically deformable element (2; 200) secured to a pipe (12) to one end of which a winding stem is secured, the rigid ring (4; 400) driving the deformable elastic element (2; 200) in at least one rotational direction until the resistant torque opposed by said elastic element (2; 200) exceeds a threshold value beyond which said elastic element (2; 200) is deformed so as to interrupt the drive connection thereof with the rigid ring (4; 400), the elastically deformable element (2; 200) therefore having means for temporary coupling said element to said rigid drive ring (4; 400), the crown (32)) being characterized in that the elastically deformable element (2; 200) includes means for centering said element relative to the rigid drive ring (4; 400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Meco S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre-Jean Bonnet, Georges Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20110228646
    Abstract: Winding crown for a timepiece, said crown (40) including a bottom (42) and a skirt (44), which delimits an inner volume housing at least one elastically deformable element, the crown (40) being characterized in that a stop member is inserted between the elastically deformable element (50) and the bottom (42) of the crown (40) to prevent any surface contact between said elastically deformable element (50) and said bottom (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: MECO S.A.
    Inventors: Georges Zimmermann, Pierre-Jean Bonnet
  • Publication number: 20110176394
    Abstract: Winding crown for a timepiece, said crown (32) including an uncoupling mechanism (1) comprising a rigid drive ring (4, 400) secured to the crown (32) and cooperating with at least one elastically deformable element (2; 200) secured to a pipe (12) to one end of which a winding stem is secured, the rigid ring (4; 400) driving the deformable elastic element (2; 200) in at least one rotational direction until the resistant torque opposed by said elastic element (2; 200) exceeds a threshold value beyond which said elastic element (2; 200) is deformed so as to interrupt the drive connection thereof with the rigid ring (4; 400), the elastically deformable element (2; 200) therefore having means for temporary coupling said element to said rigid drive ring (4; 400), the crown (32)) being characterized in that the elastically deformable element (2; 200) includes means for centring said element relative to the rigid drive ring (4; 400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: MECO S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre-Jean Bonnet, Georges Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 7959352
    Abstract: Winding crown for a timepiece, said crown (32) including an uncoupling mechanism (1) comprising a rigid drive ring (4, 400) secured to the crown (32) and cooperating with at least one elastically deformable element (2; 200) secured to a pipe (12) to one end of which a winding stem is secured, the rigid ring (4; 400) driving the deformable elastic element (2; 200) in at least one rotational direction until the resistant torque opposed by said elastic element (2; 200) exceeds a threshold value beyond which said elastic element (2; 200) is deformed so as to interrupt the drive connection thereof with the rigid ring (4; 400), the elastically deformable element (2; 200) therefore having means for temporary coupling said element to said rigid drive ring (4; 400), the crown (32)) being characterized in that the elastically deformable element (2; 200) includes means for centring said element relative to the rigid drive ring (4; 400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Meco S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre-Jean Bonnet, Georges Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20110082395
    Abstract: The medical therapy device includes at least one picture-providing locating device, a treatment device, a patient rest, means for the motorized positioning of at least the treatment device relative to the patient rest, means for control of the therapy device, and a display and operating device. The treatment center of the treatment device may be represented on the display in at least one picture of the locating device on the display, and operating elements are provided, with which the positioning in coordinates of the locating device may be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: RICHARD WOLF GMBH
    Inventors: Michael BURKHARDT, Francesco MESSINA, Jean-Georges ZIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20090122656
    Abstract: Crown for a timepiece, said crown (1) including a cap (2) extended by a skirt (4) which delimits a hollow inner housing (6), said crown (1) being characterized in that an at least partially transparent cover (14) is mounted in the cap (2), said cover (14) revealing all or part of a device (18) arranged in the hollow inner housing (6) of the crown (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Meco S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre-Jean Bonnet, Georges Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20090122657
    Abstract: Winding crown for a timepiece, said crown (32) including an uncoupling mechanism (1) comprising a rigid drive ring (4, 400) secured to the crown (32) and cooperating with at least one elastically deformable element (2; 200) secured to a pipe (12) to one end of which a winding stem is secured, the rigid ring (4; 400) driving the deformable elastic element (2; 200) in at least one rotational direction until the resistant torque opposed by said elastic element (2; 200) exceeds a threshold value beyond which said elastic element (2; 200) is deformed so as to interrupt the drive connection thereof with the rigid ring (4; 400), the elastically deformable element (2; 200) therefore having means for temporary coupling said element to said rigid drive ring (4; 400), the crown (32)) being characterized in that the elastically deformable element (2; 200) includes means for centring said element relative to the rigid drive ring (4; 400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Meco S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre-Jean Bonnet, Georges Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 7384190
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a crown for a timepiece comprising a disconnecting gear device for preventing damage to the components of the movement of the timepiece in which it is implemented. For this purpose, the crown is provided with a housing which houses a pipe, to which one end of a winding stem is connected, carrying at least one spring and a rigid ring secured to the crown and comprising notches adapted to cooperate with the spring. In common use, a rotation of the crown causes a rotation of the pipe and thus of the winding stem, via the rigid ring and the spring. Owing to the device according to the present invention, when the mechanical resistance to the rotation opposed by the winding stem, via the pipe, exceeds a predefined threshold, the spring is deformed and is no longer driven in rotation by the rigid ring. Consequently, the winding stem is no longer driven in rotation in such conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Meco SA
    Inventor: Georges Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20080008053
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a crown for a timepiece comprising a disconnecting gear device for preventing damage to the components of the movement of the timepiece in which it is implemented. For this purpose, the crown is provided with a housing which houses a pipe, to which one end of a winding stem is connected, carrying at least one spring and a rigid ring secured to the crown and comprising notches adapted to cooperate with the spring. In common use, a rotation of the crown causes a rotation of the pipe and thus of the winding stem, via the rigid ring and the spring. Owing to the device according to the present invention, when the mechanical resistance to the rotation opposed by the winding stem, via the pipe, exceeds a predefined threshold, the spring is deformed and is no longer driven in rotation by the rigid ring. Consequently, the winding stem is no longer driven in rotation in such conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: MECO SA
    Inventor: Georges Zimmermann