Patents by Inventor Markus Muller

Markus Muller 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).

  • Publication number: 20180332966
    Abstract: An electrically adjustable seating device includes at least one sensor element, a processor, a memory unit and at least one electromechanical actuator. The at least one sensor element is designed to detect predetermined seating parameter data relating to a person sitting on the seating device and to transmit the data to the processor. The processor is designed to determine person parameter data, relating to the person, from the seating parameter data, to extract control data, which are associated with the person parameter data, from the memory unit and to control the at least one electromechanical actuator on the basis of the control data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Lars Löhken, Markus Müller, Fred Häring, Ulrich Probst, Raphael Piroth
  • Patent number: 10130231
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a floor includes a housing, chassis, wheels, motor, steering mechanism, cleaning assembly, optionally a squeegee assembly, and at least one of a side sweeping system, front sweeping system, and pick-up system. The side sweeping system includes a turntable with central axis, a drive wheel disposed in coaxial relationship with the turntable, a sweeper motive device in communication with the drive wheel, a plurality of brushes distributed radially around the drive wheel and adapted to be driven by rotation of the drive wheel, and a pivoting connector configured to enable the side sweeping system to pivot laterally in response to contact with a wall while at least one of the brushes maintains contact with the floor adjacent the wall while the apparatus is in operation, and the brushes move debris disposed on the floor adjacent the wall toward the front of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter Windmeisser, Thomas Bahr, Markus Müller, Martin Forster, Markus Stofer, Laurent Ryssen, Thomas Tement
  • Publication number: 20180309436
    Abstract: A control device for a power semiconductor switch, has a first, second and third electrical control device terminal, and a control device that according to a control signal generates an actuation voltage on the third control device terminal and actuates the power semiconductor switch. An overcurrent detection circuit determines a first voltage corresponding to a primary power semiconductor switch voltage present between the first and second control device terminals and, if the first voltage, further to commence the generation of an actuation voltage for a switch-on of the power semiconductor switch, and if the voltage exceeds a reference voltage, to generate an overcurrent detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: SEMIKRON ELEKTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: PETER BECKEDAHL, Gunter Königsmann, Bastian Vogler, Markus Müller
  • Patent number: 10094749
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device, comprising a hollow body having at least one open end and at least one barrier inside or at the end of the hollow body, which is non-permeable for liquids and solids under ambience conditions, however, becomes liquid-permeable by applying an external force like pressure, drag force or driving power to said barrier, the use of such a device for collection, storage, treatment or isolation of a biomolecule or biomolecules containing samples, a method for preparation of said device and a method for isolation or purification of any biomolecules using said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QIAGEN GmbH
    Inventors: Margit Hiesinger, Vera Holländer, Markus Müller, Karin Schulte, Andre Schrader
  • Publication number: 20180156294
    Abstract: A piston-cylinder assembly includes a cylinder having a cylinder interior filled with a fluid and divided by a piston, which is axially displaceable in cylinder, into a first working space and a second working space. A piston rod is arranged on piston and is guided through second working space and through an end-side second closure in a manner sealed off to the outside at the second end of the cylinder. The retraction stroke of piston and piston rod is restricted by a stop which is arranged in cylinder and against which piston comes to bear directly or indirectly, wherein the axial position of the stop in cylinder is variably adjustable by an adjustment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Lars Löhken, Ulrich Probst, Raphael Piroth, Markus Müller
  • Patent number: 9885403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a screw arrangement (10), comprising: a drive unit (16) for introducing a torque into the screw arrangement, a drive element (24) driven in rotation about a main axis (A) of the screw arrangement by the drive unit (16) and having an external thread (30), and a driven element (12) having an internal thread (32), which is in threaded engagement with the drive element (24). The invention further relates to a seat arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Löhken, Ulrich Probst, Raphael Piroth, Markus Müller
  • Publication number: 20170368390
    Abstract: A system for preventing and/or extinguishing a fire in an enclosed target area in a vehicle. The system having a central compressed air source for supplying compressed air to a load circuit. A supply of compressed air is provided in a compressed air buffer tank is supplied to a gas separation device from the compressed air buffer tank. A nitrogen-enriched gas mixture is provided at an outlet of the gas separation device, and introduced into the target area. An inlet of the compressed air buffer tank is at least temporarily fluidically connected to an outlet of a central compressed air source, wherein compressed air can be supplied to the compressed air buffer tank. A fluidic connection is provided between the central compressed air source and the compressed air buffer tank if a load circuit is not drawing any compressed air from the central compressed air source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Markus Müller, Peter Strahl
  • Patent number: 9848705
    Abstract: An office chair including a base, a seat, a chair column that extends in the vertical direction between the base and the seat, and a backrest, further comprising an electric drive unit that comprises an electric motor and a change gear, the change gear being designed to input the rotational force of the electric motor into a first adjustment device for adjusting a seat height of the seat and converting said force in a second adjustment device for adjusting a tilt of the seat or the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Probst, Lars Löhken, Raphael Piroth, Markus Müller
  • Patent number: 9832579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an encapulated hearing device (50), e.g. for long-term wear, in which an electronics module (10) is encapsulated into a thermoformed hull (30) by means of an appropriate adhesive (41). This thermoformed hull (30) acts as an improved barrier between the electronics module (10) and the environment of the inner ear, reducing the risk of moisture reaching electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Erdal Karamuk, Bruno Gabathuler, Andi Vonlanthen, Stephanie Thomas, Markus Muller
  • Publication number: 20170276227
    Abstract: Pinion formed by two joinable parts mountable on a shaft includes a substantially semi-circular first portion of the pinion; a substantially semi-circular second portion of the pinion; the first portion has a first joining surface and a first portion of a hole concentric with the pinion; the second portion has a second joining surface and a second portion of a hole concentric with the pinion; the first joining surface is adapted to be joined to the second joining surface by means of connection means; characterized in that the connection means includes a first bushing and a second bushing; the first bushing is fixed onto said first portion and protrudes from the first joining surface; said second bushing is fixed onto the first or second portion and protrudes from the first or second joining surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Markus MULLER, Francesco ZANI, Ted VAN DER HOEVEN
  • Publication number: 20170137107
    Abstract: A pressure bulkhead for an aircraft fuselage having a skin element, with a first surface and a second surface, a circumferential edge and a center axis, and a reinforcement assembly, which has radially disposed reinforcement elements extending along the first surface radially between an outer end at the edge of the skin element and an inner end, which faces the center axis, wherein, in a cross section, which extends radially along the center axis, each of the radially disposed reinforcement elements defines first and second contour lines, each extending from the outer end of the radially disposed reinforcement elements to the inner end thereof, and the reinforcement assembly resting with the first contour lines thereof on the first surface of the skin element. A pressure bulkhead for an aircraft fuselage can efficiently absorb occurring pressure loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Ichwan Zuardy, Thomas Hoffmeister, Axel Siegfried Herrmann, Markus Müller
  • Patent number: 9598889
    Abstract: The invention relates to a movement-damping unit (30) comprising a receiving tube (32) having a longitudinal axis (A), a relative movement unit (34) which is received in the receiving tube (32) and which is displaceable back and forth relative to the receiving tube (32) substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis (A), and a friction device (41) acting between the receiving tube (32) and the relative movement unit (34). According to the invention, the friction device (41) comprises at least one switching element (44, 48) assigned to the relative movement unit (34) and having an engagement portion (48a) formed so as to widen radially in the direction of the longitudinal axis (A), wherein at least one resiliently compressible friction element (46, 50), which comprises a recess (50a) intended for engagement with the engagement portion (48a) and is arranged on the longitudinal face of smaller diameter of the switching element (44, 48), is assigned to each switching element (44, 48).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Löhken, Ulrich Probst, Christoph Ulrich, Markus Müller, Joshua Burrell
  • Publication number: 20170027323
    Abstract: The present invention provides an office chair (2) comprising a base (8), a seat (4), a chair column (6) that extends in the vertical direction between the base (8) and the seat (4), and a backrest (12), further comprising an electric drive unit that comprises an electric motor and a change gear, the change gear being designed to input the rotational force of the electric motor into a first adjustment device for adjusting a seat height of the seat (4) and converting said force in a second adjustment device for adjusting a tilt of the seat (4) or the backrest (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Ulrich Probst, Lars Löhken, Raphael Piroth, Markus Müller
  • Publication number: 20170027325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a piece of furniture comprising at least one adjustable use portion, in particular an office chair having an adjustable seat and/or an adjustable backrest. The present invention further relates to an adjusting assembly that can be used, for example, for a piece of furniture of said type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Ulrich Probst, Lars Löhken, Raphael Piroth, Markus Müller, Fred Häring
  • Publication number: 20170027401
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a floor includes a housing, chassis, wheels, motor, steering mechanism, cleaning assembly, optionally a squeegee assembly, and at least one of a side sweeping system, front sweeping system, and pick-up system. The side sweeping system includes a turntable with central axis, a drive wheel disposed in coaxial relationship with the turntable, a sweeper motive device in communication with the drive wheel, a plurality of brushes distributed radially around the drive wheel and adapted to be driven by rotation of the drive wheel, and a pivoting connector configured to enable the side sweeping system to pivot laterally in response to contact with a wall while at least one of the brushes maintains contact with the floor adjacent the wall while the apparatus is in operation, and the brushes move debris disposed on the floor adjacent the wall toward the front of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Dieter Windmeisser, Thomas Bahr, Markus Müller, Martin Forster, Markus Stofer, Laurent Ryssen, Thomas Tement
  • Publication number: 20160373868
    Abstract: An at least partially acoustically sealing element for retaining an in-the-ear device within an ear canal is characterized in that the element comprises at least one textile layer and that it is manufactured by means of thermoforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Erdal KARAMUK, Markus MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20160340018
    Abstract: Described and illustrated is a pressure bulkhead for an aircraft fuselage, comprising a sandwich structure defining a central axis and extending between a circumferential border area which is configured for being mounted to a fuselage shell, wherein the sandwich structure comprises an inner face sheet extending perpendicularly with respect to the central axis, an outer face sheet opposite the inner face sheet, extending perpendicularly with respect to the central axis, and a core assembly sandwiched between the inner face sheet and the outer face sheet, wherein the inner face sheet, when viewed in a radial cross section along the central axis, has an even shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Jörn, Markus Müller
  • Publication number: 20160340017
    Abstract: A pressure bulkhead for an aircraft fuselage including a sandwich structure defining a central axis and extending between a circumferential border area, the sandwich structure including an inner face sheet and an outer face sheet extending transverse to the central axis, and a core assembly sandwiched between the inner face sheet and the outer face sheet. The pressure bulkhead can receive pressure loads and can be used as a structural bearing element for receiving loads introduced by other structural parts. The inner face sheet and/or the outer face sheet has a corrugated shape. The distance between the outer face sheet and the inner face sheet increases and subsequently decreases from the border area to a central area about the central axis, forming a thickened area where the distance between the outer face sheet and the inner face sheet has a peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Jörn, Markus Müller
  • Publication number: 20160327140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a screw arrangement (10), comprising: a drive unit (16) for introducing a torque into the screw arrangement, a drive element (24) driven in rotation about a main axis (A) of the screw arrangement by the drive unit (16) and having an external thread (30), and a driven element (12) having an internal thread (32), which is in threaded engagement with the drive element (24). The invention further relates to a seat arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Lars Löhken, Ulrich Probst, Raphael Piroth, Markus Müller
  • Publication number: 20160327933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system comprising a seat (10) and a mobile terminal that are or can be connected to one another in order to transmit data, wherein the seat (10) comprises at least one electromechanical actuator (22, 24, 26, 28) and/or at least one sensor element (32, 34, 36, 38), the mobile terminal is designed to receive inputs from a user and control the at least one actuator (22, 24, 26, 28) on the basis of these inputs and/or to receive and process data collected by the at least one sensor element (32, 34, 36, 38), and the seat (10) and the mobile terminal are each provided with at least one communication means (44), which are designed to wirelessly transmit data between the seat (10) and the mobile terminal. The invention also relates to a corresponding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Lars Löhken, Ulrich Probst, Raphael Piroth, Markus Müller