Patents by Inventor Martin Seifert

Martin Seifert 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: 11313040
    Abstract: The present invention lies in the fields of chemistry and materials engineering. More specifically, the present invention describes a process of heat treatment of polymeric precursors including as active phases particle charge or a mixture of active phases with inert phases called “fillers”. It is also described a surface including ceramic polymer obtained by said process. The volumetric positive variation resulting from the formation of new phases, which for their formation, incorporate atoms from the gaseous phase, contributes to a minor shrinkage of the composition during the heat treatment process. The process of the present invention allows obtaining the desired phases in smaller treatment times and lower temperatures, when compared to a thermal treatment process as conventional pyrolysis (PC) due to the presence of highly reactive species, as for example atomic nitrogen produced by the dissociation of nitrogen molecules in the plasma environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: EMBRACO INDÚSTRIA DE COMPRESSORES E SOLUÇÔES EM REFRIGERAÇÂO LTDA., UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA
    Inventors: Nilda Martins, Martin Seifert, Gunter Siegfried Motz, Aloisio Nelmo Klein, Cristiano Binder, Jose Daniel Biasoli De Mello, Roberto Binder
  • Patent number: 11158923
    Abstract: A microwave connector assembly comprises a waveguide ferrule having a receiving end receiving a dielectric waveguide, a connecting end distal to the receiving end, and a locking member, and a ferrule socket at least partially receiving the waveguide ferrule in a ferrule receptacle. The ferrule socket engages in a locking connection with the locking member. The ferrule socket has a coding member engaging a complementary coding member of the waveguide ferrule only when the waveguide ferrule is positioned relative to the ferrule socket in a single predetermined angular position or in one of two predetermined angular positions that are rotated by 180° with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Rusch, Carlos Almeida, Günther Mumper, Stefan Glaser, Rolf Jetter, Jörg Bieber, Martin Seifert, Wolfgang Müller, Andreas Engel, Nhu Lam Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11041996
    Abstract: A wave conductor for electromagnetic waves, waveguide connector and communications link A wave conductor for electromagnetic waves, preferably a millimeter-wave wave conductor, in particular for a digital communication application, with a conductor core and a one conductor sheathing. The conductor sheathing surrounds the conductor core at least partially in the longitudinal direction and at least partially in the circumferential direction of the wave conductor. One longitudinal section of the wave conductor has cross-sections which deviate from a circle at the outside of the wave conductor and/or at the outside of the conductor sheathing. Further, a waveguide connector for electromagnetic waves, preferably millimeter-wave waveguide connectors, in particular flying or installable waveguide connectors for a wave conductor. The waveguide connector has a wave conductor plug-in recess in which a longitudinal section of the wave conductor is directly placeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, Huber + Suhner AG
    Inventors: Christian Rusch, Carlos Almeida, Gunther Mumper, Stefan Glaser, Rolf Jetter, Jorg Bieber, Martin Seifert, Andreas Engel, Wolfgang Muller, Lam Nyguyen Nhu, Ulf Hugel
  • Patent number: 10711311
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides genomic arrangements of the chromosome 3q13 region that are associated with prostate cancer, such as rearrangements between the ZBTB20 and LSAMP genes, including gene fusions between the ZBTB20 gene and the LSAMP gene and deletions spanning both genes. The ZBTB20/LSAMP genomic rearrangement serves as a biomarker for prostate cancer and can be used to stratify prostate cancer based on ethnicity or the severity or aggressiveness of prostate cancer and/or identify a patient for prostate cancer treatment. Another aspect involves discovering that deletions of the PTEN gene are observed predominately in prostate cancer from subjects of Caucasian descent. Also provided are kits for diagnosing and prognosing prostate cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiv K. Srivastava, Albert Dobi, Gyorgy Petrovics, Thomas Werner, Martin Seifert, Matthias Scherf
  • Patent number: 10680401
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates more particularly to active optical fibers, amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) sources using such active optical fibers, and imaging and detection systems and methods using such ASE sources. In one aspect, the disclosure provides an active optical fiber that includes a rare earth-doped gain core configured to emit radiation at at least a peak wavelength emitted wavelength when pumped with pump radiation having a pump wavelength; a pump core surrounding the gain core; and a cladding surrounding the pump core, wherein the value M=16R2(NA)2/?2 in which R is the gain core radius, NA is the active optical fiber numerical aperture, and ? is the peak emitted wavelength, is at least 50, or at least 100. The present disclosure also provides an optical source that includes the optical fiber coupled to a pump source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Nufern, Yale University
    Inventors: Brandon Redding, Peyman Ahmadi, Martin Seifert, Hui Cao
  • Patent number: 10660591
    Abstract: An examination or treatment facility includes a C-arm, movable along a circular path relative to a bracket supporting the arm. In an embodiment, the C-arm includes a bent carrier with a U-shaped cross-section, movable on a guidance facility provided on the bracket. The carrier is accommodated in a covering part with a C-shaped cross-section. The covering part includes its open side directed toward the guidance facility and is closed via flexible sealing elements, movable apart by the guidance facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Kraemer, Michael Meyer, Martin Seifert
  • Publication number: 20200028229
    Abstract: A microwave connector assembly comprises a waveguide ferrule having a receiving end receiving a dielectric waveguide, a connecting end distal to the receiving end, and a locking member, and a ferrule socket at least partially receiving the waveguide ferrule in a ferrule receptacle. The ferrule socket engages in a locking connection with the locking member. The ferrule socket has a coding member engaging a complementary coding member of the waveguide ferrule only when the waveguide ferrule is positioned relative to the ferrule socket in a single predetermined angular position or in one of two predetermined angular positions that are rotated by 180° with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Rusch, Carlos Almeida, Günther Mumper, Stefan Glaser, Rolf Jetter, Jörg Bieber, Martin Seifert, Wolfgang Müller, Andreas Engel, Nhu Lam Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10244997
    Abstract: A C-arm for a medical examination device or therapeutic device, is designed as a cast metal component. In at least one embodiment, one or more reinforcement profile, extending at least in certain sections along the C-arm, are cast in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Franz Dirauf, Alexander Kraemer, Wolfgang Neuber, Patrick Plannerer, Martin Seifert, Josef Zeidler
  • Publication number: 20190025525
    Abstract: A wave conductor for electromagnetic waves, waveguide connector and communications link A wave conductor for electromagnetic waves, preferably a millimeter-wave wave conductor, in particular for a digital communication application, with a conductor core and a one conductor sheathing. The conductor sheathing surrounds the conductor core at least partially in the longitudinal direction and at least partially in the circumferential direction of the wave conductor. One longitudinal section of the wave conductor has cross-sections which deviate from a circle at the outside of the wave conductor and/or at the outside of the conductor sheathing. Further, a waveguide connector for electromagnetic waves, preferably millimeter-wave waveguide connectors, in particular flying or installable waveguide connectors for a wave conductor. The waveguide connector has a wave conductor plug-in recess in which a longitudinal section of the wave conductor is directly placeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, Huber + Suhner AG
    Inventors: Christian Rusch, Carlos Almeida, Gunther Mumper, Stefan Glaser, Rolf Jetter, Jorg Bieber, Martin Seifert, Andreas Engel, Wolfgang Muller, Lam Nyguyen Nhu, Ulf Hugel
  • Publication number: 20190008470
    Abstract: A C-arm for a medical examination device or therapeutic device, is designed as a cast metal component. In at least one embodiment, one or more reinforcement profile, extending at least in certain sections along the C-arm, are cast in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Franz DIRAUF, Alexander KRAEMER, Wolfgang NEUBER, Patrick PLANNERER, Martin SEIFERT, Josef ZEIDLER
  • Publication number: 20180333115
    Abstract: An examination or treatment facility includes a C-arm, movable along a circular path relative to a bracket supporting the arm. In an embodiment, the C-arm includes a bent carrier with a U-shaped cross-section, movable on a guidance facility provided on the bracket. The carrier is accommodated in a covering part with a C-shaped cross-section. The covering part includes its open side directed toward the guidance facility and is closed via flexible sealing elements, movable apart by the guidance facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander KRAEMER, Michael MEYER, Martin SEIFERT
  • Publication number: 20180272381
    Abstract: The present invention lies in the fields of chemistry and materials engineering. More specifically, the present invention describes a process of heat treatment of polymeric precursors including as active phases particle charge or a mixture of active phases with inert phases called “fillers”. It is also described a surface including ceramic polymer obtained by said process. The volumetric positive variation resulting from the formation of new phases, which for their formation, incorporate atoms from the gaseous phase, contributes to a minor shrinkage of the composition during the heat treatment process. The process of the present invention allows obtaining the desired phases in smaller treatment times and lower temperatures, when compared to a thermal treatment process as conventional pyrolysis (PC) due to the presence of highly reactive species, as for example atomic nitrogen produced by the dissociation of nitrogen molecules in the plasma environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nilda MARTINS, Martin SEIFERT, Gunter Siegfried MOTZ, Aloisia Nelmo KLEIN, Cristiano BINDER, Jose Daniel Biasoli DE MELLO, Roberto BINDER
  • Patent number: 9806487
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to high brightness optical fiber systems and, more particularly to optical fiber systems 104 having an optical power module 151 remote from an initial amplifier stage 101. In one aspect of the invention, the optical fiber system comprises a first active optical fiber 102 operatively coupled to one or more first pump sources 104; a first signal optical fiber 110 coupled to the first active optical fiber 102; one or more final pump sources 120; one or more final pump optical fibers 130, coupled to one or more of the final pump sources 120; and spatially separated from the one or more final pump sources 120 and the initial amplifier stage 101 comprising the first active optical fiber 102, a power module 151, comprising a final active optical fiber 150, coupled to the first signal optical fiber 110, said final active optical fiber 150 being coupled to said one or more final pump optical fibers 130.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Nufern
    Inventors: Martin Seifert, Scott Christensen
  • Publication number: 20160326594
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides gene expression profiles that are associated with prostate cancer, including certain gene expression profiles that differentiate between subjects of African and Caucasian descent and other gene expression profiles that are common to subjects of both African and Caucasian descent. The gene expression profiles can be measured at the nucleic acid or protein level and used to stratify prostate cancer based on ethnicity or the severity or aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The gene expression profiles can also be used to identify a subject for prostate cancer treatment. Also provided are kits for diagnosing and prognosing prostate cancer and an array comprising probes for detecting the unique gene expression profiles associated with prostate cancer in subjects of African or Caucasian descent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Shiv K. Srivastava, Albert Dobi, Gyorgy Petrovics, Thomas Werner, Martin Seifert, Matthias Scherf
  • Publication number: 20160326595
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides genomic arrangements of the chromosome 3q13 region that are associated with prostate cancer, such as rearrangements between the ZBTB20 and LSAMP genes, including gene fusions between the ZBTB20 gene and the LSAMP gene and deletions spanning both genes. The ZBTB20/LSAMP genomic rearrangement serves as a biomarker for prostate cancer and can be used to stratify prostate cancer based on ethnicity or the severity or aggressiveness of prostate cancer and/or identify a patient for prostate cancer treatment. Another aspect involves discovering that deletions of the PTEN gene are observed predominately in prostate cancer from subjects of Caucasian descent. Also provided are kits for diagnosing and prognosing prostate cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Shiv K. Srivastava, Albert Dobi, Gyorgy Petrovics, Thomas Werner, Martin Seifert, Matthias Scherf
  • Publication number: 20160049766
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to high brightness optical fiber systems and, more particularly to optical fiber systems 104 having an optical power module 151 remote from an initial amplifier stage 101. In one aspect of the invention, the optical fiber system comprises a first active optical fiber 102 operatively coupled to one or more first pump sources 104; a first signal optical fiber 110 coupled to the first active optical fiber 102; one or more final pump sources 120; one or more final pump optical fibers 130, coupled to one or more of the final pump sources 120; and spatially separated from the one or more final pump sources 120 and the initial amplifier stage 101 comprising the first active optical fiber 102, a power module 151, comprising a final active optical fiber 150, coupled to the first signal optical fiber 110, said final active optical fiber 150 being coupled to said one or more final pump optical fibers 130.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Seifert, Scott Christensen
  • Patent number: 9134289
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and apparatus for accurately detecting the presence and concentration of an oxidant in a turbid water sample. This method is very helpful in allowing accurate and efficient (not too much nor too little) amounts of microbe killing oxidants to be introduced to water supplies that require oxidants but which at present cannot be measured properly. The method comprises the steps of: passing the water through at least one filter array, passing the filtered water to an analyzer, and then returning from the analyzer a measurement of the concentration. The filter array comprises at least one filter constructed and arranged to remove turbidity inducing material but not oxidant from the water sample. The analyzer can be a commonly commercially available analyzer that currently cannot accurately measure the oxidant concentration if the water had not been so filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Bernard Ashton, Martin Seifert
  • Patent number: 9016110
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and apparatus for accurately detecting the presence and concentration of an oxidant in a turbid water sample. This method is very helpful in allowing accurate and efficient (not too much nor too little) amounts of microbe killing oxidants to be introduced to water supplies that require oxidants but which at present cannot be measured properly. The method comprises the steps of: passing the water through at least one filter array, passing the filtered water to an analyzer, and then returning from the analyzer a measurement of the concentration. The filter array comprises at least one filter constructed and arranged to remove turbidity inducing material but not oxidant from the water sample. The analyzer can be a commonly commercially available analyzer that currently cannot accurately measure the oxidant concentration if the water had not been so filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Martin Seifert, Peter Enskat, Bernd Schreiner, Stephen B. Ashton
  • Publication number: 20120125079
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and apparatus for accurately detecting the presence and concentration of an oxidant in a turbid water sample. This method is very helpful in allowing accurate and efficient (not too much nor too little) amounts of microbe killing oxidants to be introduced to water supplies that require oxidants but which at present cannot be measured properly. The method comprises the steps of: passing the water through at least one filter array, passing the filtered water to an analyzer, and then returning from the analyzer a measurement of the concentration. The filter array comprises at least one filter constructed and. arranged to remove turbidity inducing material but not oxidant from the water sample. The analyzer can be a commonly commercially available analyzer that currently cannot accurately measure the oxidant concentration if the water had not been so filtered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Martin Seifert, Peter Enskat, Bernd Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20090129735
    Abstract: An optical fiber comprising a multimode glass core having a diameter of at least 250 microns and an index of refraction and a polymer cladding having a thickness and contactingly surrounding a glass portion of the fiber so as to define an interface between the glass portion and the polymer cladding. The polymer cladding can have a first index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction. The fiber can comprise a density of less than 0.25 non-conforming regions having a diameter of 25 microns or greater per millimeter of length along the fiber, where each of the non-conforming regions is a region visible to the human eye under an optical microscope and having at least a portion thereof within a selected distance of the interface. The selected distance can be less than or equal to the thickness of the polymer cladding. The optical microscope can have a total magnification of about 200. The polymer cladding can be applied to at least a part of the optical fiber in at least a class 1000 environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: NUFERN
    Inventors: Martin Seifert, Upendra H. Manyam, Mansoor Alam, Kanishka Tankala, Jaroslaw Abramczyk, Douglas Guertin, Nils Jacobson