Patents by Inventor Michael A. Kast

Michael A. Kast 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: 11789042
    Abstract: A power distribution monitoring system is provided that can include a number of features. The system can include a plurality of power line sensing devices configured to attach to individual conductors on a power grid distribution network. In some embodiments, the power line sensors can include a split-core transformer. In some embodiments, a power line sensing device is disposed on each conductor of a three-phase network. The sensing devices can be configured to measure and monitor, among other things, current and electric-field on the conductors. Methods of installing, sealing, and protecting the split-core transformers of the power line sensors are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Sentient Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kast, David P. Knight, Mark A. Parsons, Dennis Allen Saxby
  • Publication number: 20210141003
    Abstract: A power distribution monitoring system is provided that can include a number of features. The system can include a plurality of power line sensing devices configured to attach to individual conductors on a power grid distribution network. In some embodiments, the power line sensors can include a split-core transformer. In some embodiments, a power line sensing device is disposed on each conductor of a three-phase network. The sensing devices can be configured to measure and monitor, among other things, current and electric-field on the conductors. Methods of installing, sealing, and protecting the split-core transformers of the power line sensors are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Sentient Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael KAST, David P. KNIGHT, Mark A. PARSONS, Dennis Allen SAXBY
  • Patent number: 10901008
    Abstract: A power distribution monitoring system is provided that can include a number of features. The system can include a plurality of power line sensing devices configured to attach to individual conductors on a power grid distribution network. In some embodiments, the power line sensors can include a split-core transformer. In some embodiments, a power line sensing device is disposed on each conductor of a three-phase network. The sensing devices can be configured to measure and monitor, among other things, current and electric-field on the conductors. Methods of installing, sealing, and protecting the split-core transformers of the power line sensors are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sentient Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kast, David P. Knight, Mark A. Parsons, Dennis Allen Saxby
  • Publication number: 20200376885
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for applying a graphic or decal to a car window or other three-dimensional surface using a stretchable film and associated mounting frame is described. In some embodiments, a frame is mounted to the edge of a car window (or other target surface). The frame, which can be flexible or bendable, includes attachment points at various locations to facilitate attachment of a stretchable and/or shrinkable film to the frame. The film can include corresponding holes or other attachment openings, which generally align with the attachment points of the frame when the film is stretched (and/or shrunk) to conform to the shape of the frame (and, thus, the window).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ken MILHOUS, Michael KAST, Gordon HANDELSMAN
  • Patent number: 10668678
    Abstract: This invention relates to a die tool, a device and a method for producing, in particular embossing, a monolithic lens wafer that has a large number of microlenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kast, Markus Wimplinger
  • Patent number: 10279551
    Abstract: A method for producing a microlens with a carrier wafer, in which a lens in one opening of the carrier wafer is molded into the carrier wafer by stamping of the lens and to a corresponding device for executing the method and to a microlens which has been produced using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Thallner, Markus Wimplinger, Michael Kast
  • Publication number: 20180229458
    Abstract: A method for producing a microlens with a carrier wafer, in which a lens in one opening of the carrier wafer is molded into the carrier wafer by stamping of the lens and to a corresponding device for executing the method and to a microlens which has been produced using the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Thallner, Markus Wimplinger, Michael Kast
  • Patent number: 9995855
    Abstract: A device for producing a lens wafer with a plurality of microlenses with an upper die and a lower die for embossing of the lens wafer from a fluid embossing mass which has been delivered between the dies, curing means for curing of the embossed lens wafer, characterized in that at least one release element for detachment of the cured lens wafer prior to curing can be located between the lower die and the upper die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Kast
  • Patent number: 9817216
    Abstract: Device and method for producing a plurality of microlenses from a lens material. The method includes: applying lens material intended for the embossing of the microlenses to a plurality of first lens molds distributed on a first embossing side of a first die for embossing of the microlenses, moving the first die and a second die located essentially parallel, in an X-Y plane, and opposite the first die, on top of one another in a Z-direction running essentially perpendicular to the X-Y plane, embossing the microlenses by shaping and curing the lens material, the shaping taking place by moving the first and second embossing sides on top of one another, up to a thickness D1 of the lens material in the Z-direction, wherein the lens material of each microlens at least during curing is separate from the lens material of each microlens which is adjacent in the X-Y plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: EV Group E. Thallner GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Kast
  • Publication number: 20170305086
    Abstract: This invention relates to a die tool, a device and a method for producing, in particular embossing, a monolithic lens wafer that has a large number of microlenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kast, Markus Wimplinger
  • Patent number: 9738042
    Abstract: This invention relates to a die tool, a device and a method for producing, in particular embossing, a monolithic lens wafer that has a large number of microlenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kast, Markus Wimplinger
  • Patent number: 9662846
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing a lens wafer which has a plurality of microlenses, as well as microlenses produced from the lens wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kast, Markus Wimplinger
  • Patent number: 9643366
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing a lens wafer which has a plurality of microlenses, as well as microlenses produced from the lens wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kast, Markus Wimplinger
  • Publication number: 20160116505
    Abstract: A power distribution monitoring system is provided that can include a number of features. The system can include a plurality of power line sensing devices configured to attach to individual conductors on a power grid distribution network. In some embodiments, the power line sensors can include a split-core transformer. In some embodiments, a power line sensing device is disposed on each conductor of a three-phase network. The sensing devices can be configured to measure and monitor, among other things, current and electric-field on the conductors. Methods of installing, sealing, and protecting the split-core transformers of the power line sensors are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Michael KAST, David P. KNIGHT, Mark A. PARSONS, Dennis Allen SAXBY
  • Patent number: 9229036
    Abstract: A power distribution monitoring system is provided that can include a number of features. The system can include a plurality of power line sensing devices configured to attach to individual conductors on a power grid distribution network. In some embodiments, the power line sensors can include a split-core transformer. In some embodiments, a power line sensing device is disposed on each conductor of a three-phase network. The sensing devices can be configured to measure and monitor, among other things, current and electric-field on the conductors. Methods of installing, sealing, and protecting the split-core transformers of the power line sensors are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SENTIENT ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kast, David P. Knight, Mark A. Parsons, Dennis Saxby
  • Patent number: 9194700
    Abstract: A device for aligning a first surface of a first substrate with a second surface of a second substrate as the first and the second surfaces move toward each other across a gap. The device is comprised of: a first retaining system for retaining the first substrate on a first retaining surface; a second retaining system for retaining the second substrate on a second retaining surface; approach means for causing the first surface to approach the second surface in one direction of translation (T) toward an end position; and means for reducing a wedge error between the first and second surfaces during the approach of the first surface to the second surface including an in situ measurement during the approach of the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: EV Group E. Thallner GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kast, Christian Gr√ľnseis, Alois Malzer
  • Patent number: 9162389
    Abstract: A device for hot embossing of a magnetic nanoparticle (N)-containing polymer layer. The device includes an embossing die, a pressure application means and a magnetic field generating means. The embossing die and the pressure application means are made from materials that do not respond thermally to a magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: EV Group E. Thallner GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Kast
  • Publication number: 20150293269
    Abstract: A device for producing a lens wafer with a plurality of microlenses with an upper die and a lower die for embossing of the lens wafer from a fluid embossing mass which has been delivered between the dies, curing means for curing of the embossed lens wafer, characterized in that at least one release element for detachment of the cured lens wafer prior to curing can be located between the lower die and the upper die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH
    Inventor: Michael KAST
  • Publication number: 20150290888
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing a lens wafer which has a plurality of microlenses, as well as microlenses produced from the lens wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: EV GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Michael KAST, Markus WIMPLINGER
  • Publication number: 20150231840
    Abstract: A method for producing a microlens with a carrier wafer, in which a lens in one opening of the carrier wafer is molded into the carrier wafer by stamping of the lens and to a corresponding device for executing the method and to a microlens which has been produced using the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: EV GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Erich Thallner, Markus Wimplinger, Michael Kast