Patents by Inventor Martin Geier

Martin Geier 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: 20240156089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (100) used to produce an attractant composition (120) and to an attractant composition (120) to attract bloodsucking arthropods (31) and/or fruit flies. In this context, a porous substrate is loaded with a buffer system, in which context the buffer system is at least largely completely absorbed by the porous substrate. Subsequently, at least one attractant is introduced into the substrate loaded with the buffer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventor: Martin GEIER
  • Publication number: 20240092004
    Abstract: Control method, control system, computer-implemented method for determining a predicted weight value of a product produced by an injection molding device and a computer-implemented method for training a machine learning (ML) via an ML method, wherein the trained ML model is configured to determine the predicted weight value of the product produced via the injection molding device, where the method comprises recording and/or determining first production parameters of the injection molding device during production of a first product, recording and/or determining predecessor production parameters of the injection molding device during production of at least one predecessor product and each predecessor weight value of the at least one predecessor product, recording and/or determining a first weight value for the first product, and training the ML model, via a supervised learning method, with the first product parameters, further product parameters, at least one predecessor weight value, and the first weight value
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Anja VON BEUNINGEN, Martin BISCHOFF, Michel TOKIC, Hans-Dimitri PAPDO TCHASSE, Ingo GEIER, Georgios VASIADIS
  • Publication number: 20230320336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for the production of CO2, the use of a composition for the production of CO2 for an insect trap, in particular for an insect trap for attracting blood-sucking insects and arthropods, and a method for the production of CO2. The composition comprises a component a), a component b), and a component c). Component a) comprises at least a first yeast strain, which has a low tolerance of less than 100 g of alcohol per liter. Component b) comprises at least one second yeast strain, which has a high tolerance of greater than 100 g of alcohol per liter. Component c) comprises at least one nutrient source for the at least one first yeast strain and/or for the at least one second yeast strain, wherein component c) is being formed by a turbo yeast or by a yeast extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Martin GEIER, Andreas ROSE, Scott W. GORDON, Maximilian EPPLE
  • Patent number: 11758895
    Abstract: An insect trap (10) and a method for attracting and/or trapping insects (12) are disclosed. The trap (10) has an intake (14) leading into an interior space (20) of the insect trap (10), which intake (14) continues into a suction duct (16) where an air flow (18) provides a negative pressure at the intake (14). Furthermore, the trap (10) has a portion surrounding the suction duct (16) in the vicinity of the intake (14) and enveloping the suction duct (16) such that the suction duct extends into the interior space (20) of the trap (10). The portion is at least partially permeable to outflowing air (24) and forms at least part of an outer wall (22). In addition, a front side (28), adjoining the outer wall (22), is largely impermeable to air and is at least slightly spaced from an outlet (30) of the suction duct (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Biogents AG
    Inventor: Martin Geier
  • Patent number: 10914837
    Abstract: Object detection systems are provided herein. An example system includes an enclosure formed by a sidewall to define an interaction volume, at least one light source for illuminating the interaction volume with a light, at least one light sensor that senses disturbances in light intensity due to scattering, reflection, or absorption of the light by objects within the interaction volume, and a controller that is configured to detect an object or object behavior within interaction volume based on the disturbances in the light intensity. The objection detection system may also include a trigger volume and/or a sorting volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: onVector Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Weber-Grabau, Martin Geier
  • Publication number: 20200367483
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system (10) and a method used for the detection and/or monitoring of insect populations (16), in which insects (16) of at least one defined genus are attracted, at least temporarily retained within a defined compartment (12), and sensed and/or analyzed with regard to definable features (14). The invention comprises: features or method steps, as appropriate: attracting the defined genus of insects (16) within a definable spatial vicinity (20) with an attracting stimuli (22); transferring the attracted insects (16) into a defined compartment interior (12) while preventing, at least for a definable time interval, an inadvertent escape, at least of a large number of the insects (16); detecting specific features (14) of the insects (16) with a sensor unit (26); transmitting sensor signals (30) supplied by the sensor unit (26) to an electronic analysis device and/or evaluation device (28) disposed downstream from the sensor unit (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Biogents AG
    Inventors: Martin GEIER, Michael WEBER-GRABAU
  • Publication number: 20200209390
    Abstract: Object detection systems are provided herein. An example system includes an enclosure formed by a sidewall to define an interaction volume, at least one light source for illuminating the interaction volume with a light, at least one light sensor that senses disturbances in light intensity due to scattering, reflection, or absorption of the light by objects within the interaction volume, and a controller that is configured to detect an object or object behavior within interaction volume based on the disturbances in the light intensity. The objection detection system may also include a trigger volume and/or a sorting volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael WEBER-GRABAU, Martin GEIER
  • Publication number: 20200187481
    Abstract: An insect trap (10) and a method for attracting and/or trapping flying insects and/or pest insects (12) are disclosed. The trap (10) has a suction opening (14) leading into an interior space (20) of the insect trap (10), which suction opening (14) continues into a suction duct (16), in which suction duct (16) an air flow (18) prevails, which air flow (18) is acting on the suction opening (14) with negative pressure or with a suction flow. Furthermore, the trap (10) has a surface surrounding the suction duct (16) in the vicinity of the suction opening (14) and enveloping the suction duct (16) in the further region with a changing radial distance and which widens in a direction parallel to the direction of the air flow (18) passing through the suction duct (16), which surface is at least partially permeable to outflowing air (24) and forms at least part of an outer wall (22) of the insect trap (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Martin GEIER
  • Publication number: 20170000100
    Abstract: The invention applies to an insect trap with a planar or curved, light-colored outflow surface for generating a weak airflow emanating from the outflow surface, with a device for holding, trapping, and/or killing the attracted insects, wherein at least one dark contrast spot is formed on the outflow surface. According to the invention, at least one device for increasing the attraction effect of the insect trap is arranged on the light-colored outflow surface, which device has a dark, sharp, in particular straight edge and/or corner and/or a dark, planar surface arranged at least largely vertically on the outflow surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Geier, Andreas Rose
  • Patent number: 7774976
    Abstract: An insect trap has a hollow body generally centered on an upright axis, having a central upwardly open output passage, and formed around the central output passage with an annular intake passage having a dark-colored inner surface. A light-colored foraminous wall upwardly covers the central output passage and has a surface area substantially greater than that of the intake passage. A blower in the body expels air from the body through the central output passage and through the foraminous wall at a predetermined low speed and draws air into the annular intake passage at a high speed substantially higher than the predetermined low speed. Insects attracted by the weak stream or by a contrast between the dark-colored inner surface and the light-colored foraminous wall are trapped in the annular intake passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Geier, Andreas Rose, Alvaros E. Eiras
  • Patent number: 7771712
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition for attracting blood sucking arthropods and fruit flies. Furthermore, the present invention is directed to a method of attracting blood sucking arthropods and fruit flies and to a kit or trap, comprising the components of said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Geier, Eiras Alvaro
  • Publication number: 20090000183
    Abstract: An insect trap has a hollow body generally centered on an upright axis, having a central upwardly open output passage, and formed around the central output passage with an annular intake passage having a dark-colored inner surface. A light-colored foraminous wall upwardly covers the central output passage and has a surface area substantially greater than that of the intake passage. A blower in the body expels air from the body through the central output passage and through the foraminous wall at a predetermined low speed and draws air into the annular intake passage at a high speed substantially higher than the predetermined low speed. Insects attracted by the weak stream or by a contrast between the dark-colored inner surface and the light-colored foraminous wall are trapped in the annular intake passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Martin Geier, Andreas Rose, Alvaro E. Eiras
  • Publication number: 20070039236
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insect trap which is especially intended for catching and/or rendering harmless flying insects and/or harmful insects. The insect trap (10), in a first embodiment, has a planar or curved, light surface (12) and at least one dark contrast spot (16) disposed inside said surface. The insect trap (10), in a second embodiment, has a diffuser surface (14) for producing a weak air current (22) that emanates from said surface. Both embodiments can be combined as required to increase the effectiveness of the trap. The insect trap (10) is further provided with devices for keeping, catching and/or eliminating trapped insects (42) on a surface of the trap and/or in a cavity (20) arranged therein. Insect traps of the above mentioned type are used in pest control indoors and outdoors and for detecting an insect density (monitoring).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Martin Geier, Andreas Rose, Alvaro Eiras
  • Publication number: 20060057100
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition for attracting blood sucking arthropods and fruit flies. Furthermore, the present invention is directed to a method of attracting blood sucking arthropods and fruit flies and to a kit or trap, comprising the components of said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Martin Geier, Eiras Alvaro
  • Patent number: D934983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Martin Geier