Patents by Inventor Michael A. Seibert

Michael A. Seibert 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: 20220204382
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a thin glass for an optical component that includes a first side with a first surface and a second side opposite the first side with a second surface. The thin glass has a three-dimensional shape with at least one target curvature and a thickness of less than 700 ?m. On at least one first measurement area of 3×3 mm2 of the first surface, all surface structure components in a wavelength range of 0.1 mm to 1 mm have an arithmetical mean height Sa of below 30 nm, below 20 nm, below 10 nm, or below 8 nm. On the first measurement area, all surface structure components in a wavelength range from 0.1 mm to 1 mm can have an arithmetical mean height Sa of between 1 nm and 30 nm, between 3 nm and 20 nm, or between 6 nm and 10 nm. The values for the arithmetical mean height refer to a measurement by means of white light interferometry, with a bandpass filtering of 0.1 mm to 1 mm, i.e. with a bandpass filtering for viewing surface structure components in wavelength ranges from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Michael Meister, Katharina Alt, Volker Seibert, Ulrich Lange, Stephan Corvers
  • Patent number: 10136694
    Abstract: A protective cover for an article of footwear can include a first portion covering the top and sides of the footwear and a second portion covering the back of the footwear. The first portion can include locations to receive at least part of a connecting mechanism, and the second portion of the cover can be connected to the first portion of the cover by the connecting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fi-Ber Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Michael Seibert, Cullen W. Hays
  • Patent number: 9914947
    Abstract: Methods of producing ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol are disclosed herein. Ethylene produced by cyanobacteria engineered to express ethylene-forming enzymes may be converted to ethylene oxide by bacteria engineered to express a monooxygenase enzyme. Ethylene oxide may be converted to ethylene glycol by exposure to an acidic solution. The methods may be performed in a bioreactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Jianping Yu, Bo Wang, Troy Paddock, Damian Carrieri, Pin-Ching Maness, Michael Seibert
  • Patent number: 9626100
    Abstract: Systems and methods of blocking, ignoring, suspending, or otherwise altering edge-related UI gestures on touch-sensitive computing devices or on non-touch sensitive computing devices having active edge I/O commands in certain situations are disclosed. In one embodiment, a second UI gesture coming from an outside edge may be altered after a first UI gesture from a user using an running application under certain conditions—e.g., if the second UI gesture is made within a certain time period after the first UI gesture, the second UI gesture is made within a certain proximity of the first UI gesture, etc. In another embodiment, a computing device is disclosed that comprises a controller, a display screen and an operating system that alters certain edge-related UI gestures that might be made by an operating system if, e.g., certain conditions are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Frederickson, Christopher Doan, Alan Stephenson, Bret Anderson, Michael Seibert, Robert Jarrett, Aleksandar Uzelac, Steven Welch
  • Publication number: 20160309831
    Abstract: A protective cover for an article of footwear can include a first portion covering the top and sides of the footwear and a second portion covering the back of the footwear. The first portion can include locations to receive at least part of a connecting mechanism, and the second portion of the cover can be connected to the first portion of the cover by the connecting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Fi-Ber Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Michael Seibert, Cullen W. Hays
  • Publication number: 20160306531
    Abstract: Window-invoking functionality is described herein for leveraging context information to present a graphical control element (e.g., a window) of an application in a manner that most likely corresponds to the underlying intent of a user. By doing so, the window-invoking functionality improves the efficiency of the user in interacting with the application, and also reduces consumption of computing resources. In one implementation, the window-invoking functionality includes an information gathering component for collecting the context information, and an invocation component for selecting a particular virtual desktop on which to present the graphical control element, based on the context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Tsz Yan Wong, Richard Fang, Michael A. Seibert, Christopher Doan, Christopher E. Swan, Christopher R. Anthony, Yaou Wei, Adam E. Barrus, Chaitanya Dev Sareen
  • Patent number: 9392838
    Abstract: A protective cover for an article of footwear can include a first portion covering the top and sides of the footwear and a second portion covering the back of the footwear. The first portion can include locations to receive at least part of a connecting mechanism, and the second portion of the cover can be connected to the first portion of the cover by the connecting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Fi-Ber Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Michael Seibert, Cullen W. Hays
  • Publication number: 20160177353
    Abstract: Methods of producing ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol are disclosed herein. Ethylene produced by cyanobacteria engineered to express ethylene-forming enzymes may be converted to ethylene oxide by bacteria engineered to express a monooxygenase enzyme. Ethylene oxide may be converted to ethylene glycol by exposure to an acidic solution. The methods may be performed in a bioreactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jianping YU, Bo WANG, Troy PADDOCK, Damian CARRIERI, Pin-Ching MANESS, Michael SEIBERT
  • Patent number: 9309541
    Abstract: Strains of cyanobacteria that produce high levels of alpha ketoglutarate (AKG) and pyruvate are disclosed herein. Methods of culturing these cyanobacteria to produce AKG or pyruvate and recover AKG or pyruvate from the culture are also described herein. Nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides that function as ethylene-forming enzymes and their use in the production of ethylene are further disclosed herein. These nucleic acids may be expressed in hosts such as cyanobacteria, which in turn may be cultured to produce ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Jianping Yu, Troy Paddock, Damian Carrieri, Pin-Ching Maness, Michael Seibert
  • Publication number: 20160081421
    Abstract: A protective cover for an article of footwear can include a first portion covering the top and sides of the footwear and a second portion covering the back of the footwear. The first portion can include locations to receive at least part of a connecting mechanism, and the second portion of the cover can be connected to the first portion of the cover by the connecting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Michael Seibert, Cullen W. Hays
  • Publication number: 20160085388
    Abstract: Desktop environment differentiation in virtual desktop techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a user is logged into a corresponding single user account of an operating system of a computing device. Functionality accessible via the single user account is exposed to implement a plurality of virtual desktops associated with the single user account. Each of the plurality of virtual desktops including a user interface that is configured to have an associated collection of windows corresponding to applications and desktop environments that are differentiated, one from another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert, Richard W. Zarick, Jeremy Bowen, Tyler J. Donahue, Raju Jain, Kyle T. Beck
  • Publication number: 20160077685
    Abstract: Operating system virtual desktop techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of virtual desktops are implemented by a single operating system of a computing device. Each of the virtual desktops includes a user interface that is configured to have an associated collection of windows that correspond to applications. Access to the plurality of virtual desktops is managed by the operating system that is navigable by a user to interact with associated collection of representations of application and windows corresponding to the applications by switching between the plurality of virtual desktops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert, Richard W. Zarick, Jeremy Bowen, Tyler J. Donahue, Raju Jain, Kyle T. Beck
  • Publication number: 20160034157
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling region-based sizing and positioning of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Oliver R. Jones, Alex Snitkovskiy, Bret P. Anderson, Roberto S. Francioso, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Michael A. Seibert
  • Patent number: 9128605
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling thumbnail-image selection of applications. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable a user interface having selectable thumbnail images for applications not currently exposed on a display. The techniques and apparatuses may enable selection of this user interface through a simple gesture that is both easy-to-use and remember. Further, selection of applications not currently exposed on the display may be selected through thumbnail images representing each application's application interface as it will appear on selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Patrice L. Miner, Matthew I. Worley, Bret P. Anderson, Robert J. Jarrett, Nils A. Sundelin, Michael A. Seibert, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Tsz Yan Wong, Brian S. LeVee
  • Publication number: 20150247170
    Abstract: Strains of cyanobacteria that produce high levels of alpha ketoglutarate (AKG) and pyruvate are disclosed herein. Methods of culturing these cyanobacteria to produce AKG or pyruvate and recover AKG or pyruvate from the culture are also described herein. Nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides that function as ethylene-forming enzymes and their use in the production of ethylene are further disclosed herein. These nucleic acids may be expressed in hosts such as cyanobacteria, which in turn may be cultured to produce ethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Jianping YU, Troy PADDOCK, Damian CARRIERI, Pin-Ching MANESS, Michael SEIBERT
  • Publication number: 20150004331
    Abstract: A method for coating a substrate with an AlOx layer, in particular an Al2O3 layer, comprising the following method steps: (a) providing an inductively coupled plasma source (ICP source) having a reaction chamber and at least one RF inductor, (b) introducing an aluminium compound, preferably trimethylaluminium (TMA) into the ICP source, (c) introducing oxygen and/or an oxygen compound as reactive gas into the ICP source and inductively coupling of energy into the ICP source for forming a plasma, and (d) depositing the AlOx layer on the substrate. The invention also relates to a coating assembly for depositing thin layers on a substrate, in particular for carrying out the above method. The coating assembly comprises an inductively coupled plasma source (ICP) having a reaction chamber and at least one RF inductor, a substrate holder for arranging the substrate in the reaction chamber and channels for introducing the aluminium compound and a reactive gas in the ICP source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Singulus Technologies AG
    Inventors: Torsten Dippell, Björn Roos, Oliver Hohn, Thorsten Dullweber, Nils-Peter Harder, Michael Seibert
  • Patent number: 8890808
    Abstract: In graphical computing environments, applications are often presented as windows and other regions with visual controls that enable standardized region management functions, including repositioning the regions. However, in some scenarios (particularly devices with small displays), such user interface “chrome” may undesirable diminish the size of the region devoted to the output of the application, and removing such visual controls without eliminating repositioning functionality may be advantageous. Presented herein are repositioning gestures that may be invoked to request repositioning of a selected region by “hovering” a pointer near an edge of the display that is near the selected region; optionally by activating the pointer; and by moving the pointer away from the edge of the display (e.g., “dragging” the pointer while depressing a mouse button).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Daryl Tanghe, Chaitanya D. Sareen, Michael Seibert
  • Publication number: 20140310661
    Abstract: Systems and methods of blocking, ignoring, suspending, or otherwise altering edge-related UI gestures on touch-sensitive computing devices or on non-touch sensitive computing devices having active edge I/O commands in certain situations are disclosed. In one embodiment, a second UI gesture coming from an outside edge may be altered after a first UI gesture from a user using an running application under certain conditions—e.g., if the second UI gesture is made within a certain time period after the first UI gesture, the second UI gesture is made within a certain proximity of the first UI gesture, etc. In another embodiment, a computing device is disclosed that comprises a controller, a display screen and an operating system that alters certain edge-related UI gestures that might be made by an operating system if, e.g., certain conditions are present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Frederickson, Christopher Doan, Alan Stephenson, Bret Anderson, Michael Seibert, Robert Jarrett, Aleksandar Uzelac, Steven Welch
  • Patent number: 8835153
    Abstract: A process for expression of active [FeFe]-hydrogenase in a host organism that does not contain either the structural gene(s) for [FeFe]-hydrogenases and/or homologues for the maturation genes HydE, HydF and HyG, comprising: cloning the structural hydrogenase gene(s) and/or the maturation genes HydE, HydF and HydG from an organisms that contains these genes into expression plasmids; transferring the plasmids into an organism that lacks a native [FeFe]-hydrogenase or that has a disrupted [FeFe]-hydrogenase and culturing it aerobically; and inducing anaerobiosis to provide [FeFe] hydrogenase biosynthesis and H?2#191 production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Seibert, Paul W. King, Maria Lucia Ghirardi, Matthew C. Posewitz, Sharon L. Smolinski
  • Patent number: 8663958
    Abstract: The invention provides oxygen-resistant iron-hydrogenases ([Fe]-hydrogenases) for use in the production of H2. Methods used in the design and engineering of the oxygen-resistant [Fe]-hydrogenases are disclosed, as are the methods of transforming and culturing appropriate host cells with the oxygen-resistant [Fe]-hydrogenases. Finally, the invention provides methods for utilizing the transformed, oxygen insensitive, host cells in the bulk production of H2 in a light catalyzed reaction having water as the reactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Paul King, Maria Lucia Ghirardi, Michael Seibert