Patents by Inventor Martin Weis

Martin Weis 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: 20190307855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fibronectin-based scaffold domain proteins that bind to myostatin. The invention also relates to the use of these proteins in therapeutic applications to treat muscular dystrophy, cachexia, sarcopenia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, COPD, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and fibrosis. The invention further relates to cells comprising such proteins, polynucleotides encoding such proteins or fragments thereof, and to vectors comprising the polynucleotides encoding the proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Sharon CLOAD, Linda ENGLE, Dasa LIPOVSEK, Malavi MADIREDDI, Ginger Chao RAKESTRAW, Joanna SWAIN, Wenjun ZHAO, Hui WEI, Aaron P. YAMNIUK, Vidhyashankar RAMAMURTHY, Alexander T. KOZHICH, Martin J. CORBETT, Stanley Richard KRYSTEK, JR.
  • Patent number: 10436798
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of diagnostic methods. Specifically, the present invention contemplates a method for diagnosing heart failure in a subject and a method for monitoring progression or regression of heart failure in a subject. The invention also relates to tools for carrying out the aforementioned methods, such as diagnostic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Metanomics GmbH, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    Inventors: Regina Reszka, Jens Fuhrmann, Jürgen Kastler, Bianca Bethan, Martin Kluttig, Hugo A. Katus, Norbert Frey, Johanna Wolf, Tanja Weis
  • Patent number: 10439030
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a transistor in a semiconductor body having a first main surface. The transistor includes: a source contact electrically connected to a source region; a drain contact electrically connected to a drain region; a gate electrode at the channel region, the channel region and a drift zone disposed along a first direction between the source and drain regions, the first direction being parallel to the first main surface, the channel region patterned into a ridge by adjacent gate trenches formed in the first main surface, the adjacent gate trenches spaced apart in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a longitudinal axis of the ridge extending in the first direction and a longitudinal axis of the gate trenches extending in the first direction; and at least one of the source and drain contacts being adjacent to a second main surface opposite the first main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andreas Meiser, Rolf Weis, Franz Hirler, Martin Vielemeyer, Markus Zundel, Peter Irsigler
  • Patent number: 10398861
    Abstract: A respiratory assistance apparatus is configured to provide a heated and humidified glow of gases and has a control system that is configured to detect a fault in the flow path. A flow path is provided for a gases stream through the apparatus from a gas inlet through a blower unit and humidification unit to a gases outlet. A flow rate sensor is provided in the flow path and is configured to sense the flow rate and generate an flow rate signal and/or a motor speed sensor is provided that is configured to sense the motor speed of the blower unit and generate an indicative motor speed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Peter O'Donnell, John Han, Jack Che-Wei Hsu, Samuel Robertson Frame, Grant Martin Dover
  • Publication number: 20190196458
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for selecting a leading associated parameter. Selection is performed on data collected by a sensor, and the data is divided into a critical parameter set and another feature parameter set. From the feature parameter set, one parameter that affects beforehand in time the critical parameter is identified as a leading associated parameter. The present invention further uses the critical parameter set and the leading associated parameter to construct an equipment prognostic and health management model that effectively enhances an early warning capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Martin WEI, Yu-Jen WANG, Hao-Yen CHANG
  • Publication number: 20190199144
    Abstract: A wireless power system uses a wireless power transmitting device to transmit wireless power to wireless power receiving devices. The wireless power transmitting device has wireless power transmitting coils that extend under a wireless charging surface. Non-power-transmitting coils and magnetic sensors may be included in the wireless power transmitting device. During wireless power transfer operations, control circuitry in the wireless power transmitting device adjusts drive signals applied to the coils to reduce ambient magnetic fields. The drive signal adjustments are made based on device type information and other information on the wireless power receiving devices and/or magnetic sensor readings from the magnetic sensors. In-phase or out-of-phase drive signals are applied to minimize ambient fields depending on device type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jouya Jadidian, Martin Schauer, Andro Radchenko, Cheung-Wei Lam, Ketan Shringarpure, Vaneet Pathak
  • Patent number: 10307727
    Abstract: A method for processing hydrogen chloride from isocyanate preparation comprises the steps: a) providing hydrogen chloride; b) purifying the hydrogen chloride provided; and furthermore step c) or step d): c) bringing the purified hydrogen chloride into contact with water and/or with hydrochloric acid which is not saturated with respect to uptake of hydrogen chloride, d) further processing the purified hydrogen chloride to chlorine by partial oxidation. The hydrogen chloride provided in step a) contains organic and/or nitrogen-containing impurities and in step b) the purification is carried out by bringing hydrogen chloride into contact with hydrochloric acid which is saturated to the extent of ?90% with respect to uptake of hydrogen chloride at least in a first gas scrubber (10) and circulating this hydrochloric acid at least partially through the first gas scrubber (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Ralph Weber, Martin Ehrig, Johannes Leonhäuser, Dirk Weiβenberg
  • Publication number: 20180360042
    Abstract: The invention relates to stabilized liquid fungicide-containing formulations based on fatty acid amides as solvents, to a process for production thereof, to a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi in crop protection, and to the use thereof as crop protection agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin WEIß, Martin STEINBECK, Friedhelm SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20170244017
    Abstract: An electric generator (1) comprises a thermoelectric generator (2) and is characterized in that said thermoelectric generator (2) is provided with two add-on units (3, 4) which are separate from each other, said two add-on units (3, 4) having different thermal properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Leo PETRAK, Robert TORDY, Martin WEIS
  • Patent number: 7742838
    Abstract: A process is provided for controlling a robotal device, such as a multiaxial industrial robot, by a control unit, with a control core for executing control processes for the robotal device. An interface function checks whether models and/or procedures optionally contained in the control core or additional models and/or transformation procedures and/or special algorithms of kinematic structures, which can be preset at the interface are used as model modules for motion-relevant variables of the robotal device. Special and third-party kinematics can thus also be operated with a control device suitable for executing the process without the control itself having to be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Kuka Roboter GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Weiβ
  • Publication number: 20060075881
    Abstract: In order to implement the melody extraction or the automatic clearly more stable or to improve the transcription result, respectively, at the resulting segments or trajectories, respectively, of a melody line gained from a spectrogram of the audio signal a harmony mapping is performed such that a follower segment directly neighboring a reference segment in time direction is virtually shifted in the frequency direction by stages of octave, fifth and/or third in order to examine whether among the resulting lines of the octave, fifth and/or third there is one that fulfills a predetermined condition, like e.g. that the time/spectral representation along this line comprises a minimum which is larger by a certain factor than a minimum that it comprises along the reference segment line, and, if such a line exists, selects the same and actually performs the shifting of the follower segment. This way, errors in melody line determination may be corrected again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Streitenberger, Martin Weis, Claas Derboven, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20060075884
    Abstract: The finding of the present invention is that the melody extraction or automatic transcription may be implemented clearly more stable and if applicable even less expensive when the assumption is considered sufficiently that the main melody is the portion of a piece of music which man perceives the loudest and the most precise. Regarding this, according to the present invention the time/spectral representation or the spectrogram of an interesting audio signal is scaled using the curves of equal volume reflecting human volume perception in order to determine the melody of the audio signal on the basis of the resulting perception-related time/spectral representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Streitenberger, Martin Weis, Claas Derboven, Markus Cremer
  • Patent number: 6951977
    Abstract: A tone smoothing is performed such that to each time section of a melody line segment a number is associated such that for all groups of directly neighboring time sections, to which the same spectral component is associated by the melody line segment, the numbers associated with the directly neighboring time sections are different numbers from one to the number of the directly neighboring time sections, for each spectral component that is associated with one of the time sections of the melody line segment, the numbers of those groups are added up to which time sections of the same the respective spectral component is associated by the melody line segment, a smoothing spectral component is determined as the spectral component for which the greatest summing-up results, and the melody line segment is changed, by associating the determined smoothing spectral component to each time section of the melody line segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Frank Streitenberger, Martin Weis, Claas Derboven, Markus Cremer
  • Patent number: 4688586
    Abstract: In a conveying apparatus for castings in a cleaning device, there are tooth-type casting holders which rotate about a horizontal or slightly inclined axis and comprise two gripping parts of which the upper part serves as a tension member for tensioning the casting piece, while the lower stationary gripping part is comprised of two or more supports for the casting that promote the cleaning operation by means of a revolving movement. The supports are positioned at an angle to the axis of rotation and are spaced by substantially equal distances at both sides. These supports hold the casting in a corresponding angular position relative to the axis of rotation. The upper gripping part can comprise one or more pendulously supported beams which, in the tensioning position, transmit tensioning or securing forces to the casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: BMD Badische Maschinenfabrik Durlach GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weis, Adolf Scholz
  • Patent number: 4501313
    Abstract: In a foundry apparatus for clearing sand from castings comprising a conveyor and a supporter for the castings and for moving them from the conveyor into an abrasive blasting cabinet (or other sand removing unit) while turning the castings about a horizontal axis, in order to make transport simpler and to make certain that even complex castings are completely cleaned, a transport unit is used for taking up and supporting the castings and is supported on the supporter. The transport unit has a platform-like lower support in the form of a grid to be joined to the supporter by mating parts on the supporter and on the lower support. The mating parts are designed to keep the lower support in a generally horizontal position. The transport unit further is designed for forming a basket with a keeper element on the supporter and the basket is able to be opened and shut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1985
    Assignee: BMD Badische Maschinenfabrik Durlach GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weis, Adolf Scholz
  • Patent number: 4319624
    Abstract: A machine for the blast cleaning of castings has a drum with a top opening through which abrasive from overhead abrasive throwing wheels is directed onto castings in the drum. The drum is oscillated about its axis through an angle of about 120.degree. and has two floor parts with an angle somewhat less than this between them. Oscillation of the drum makes for tumbling of the casting resting on the floor. The wall of the drum, in addition to the floor parts, has inwardly sloping parts next to the opening. The wall is made up of bars wedge-joined to support rings, sound being absorbed by rubber strips between them and the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: ARENCO-BMD Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weis, Hermann Dumbs
  • Patent number: 4133372
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises one or more blasting cabins through which are conveyed workpiece carriers in the form of grate bars secured only at one end to a conveyor chain. A shifting device transfers workpieces from a first to a second conveyor for a second pass through such cabin. A turning device turns the workpieces over during such transfer. Said device comprises a box which is rotated about a horizontal axis and chutes each workpiece onto the second conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Badische Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weis, Adolf Scholz
  • Patent number: 4121387
    Abstract: Workpiece carriers in the form of self-locking tongs are provided in a blasting machine having a blasting chamber, a charging station and a discharging station. The carriers are mounted overhung on individual support structures which are movable laterally outside the blasting chamber to transport workpieces within the chamber. Tongs comprising a support rod on the axis of rotation of the carrier, and a transverse gripper rod which is movable for clamping the workpiece, are particularly suitable for carrying cylinder block workpieces and for the charging and discharging operations. The machine may have several treatment stations which may be arranged in line or on a circle. Various drive means are described, as are means for recirculating the said support structures and means for blasting workpieces from below and from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: Badische Maschinenfabrik G.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Martin Weis, Adolf Scholz
  • Patent number: 4048758
    Abstract: A machine for blasting workpieces (castings) comprises an arcuate cabin with successive working stations within it. Two conveying systems are provided -- a central turntable with workpiece carriers which are rotatable about horizontal axes and extend into the cabin through a horizontal slot, and an overhead conveyor with workpiece reception hooks which extend through a slot in the roof of the cabin. The axes of the workpiece carriers on the turntable may be made capable of swivelling in a vertical plane. Various drive arrangements are described, including control by limit switches and a timing relay. Entry and exit lock chambers and door arrangements are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Badische Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weis, Adolf Scholz