Patents by Inventor Michael Beck

Michael Beck 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: 9553385
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic connector, a flexible printed circuit and a structure having a stationary printed circuit board. The electronic connector rotates according to a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis with respect to the structure. The flexible printed circuit is fixed to the electronic connector and the stationary printed circuit board, and transfers an electronic current between the electronic connector and the stationary printed circuit board. The flexible printed circuit board comprises a first partly circular bend moving in response to the rotation of the electronic connector according to the first pivot axis and a second partly circular bend moving in response to the rotation of the electronic connector according to the second pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: DXO LABS
    Inventors: Justin Michael Beck, Daniel Zisuk Lee, Jose Remberto Carranza, Daniel Koelker, Russell Zinner, Jeffrey Eugene Neaves, Ethan Lowell Burton, Martin Fichter
  • Publication number: 20160372851
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic connector, a flexible printed circuit and a structure having a stationary printed circuit board. The electronic connector rotates according to a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis with respect to the structure. The flexible printed circuit is fixed to the electronic connector and the stationary printed circuit board, and transfers an electronic current between the electronic connector and the stationary printed circuit board. The flexible printed circuit board comprises a first partly circular bend moving in response to the rotation of the electronic connector according to the first pivot axis and a second partly circular bend moving in response to the rotation of the electronic connector according to the second pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: JUSTIN MICHAEL BECK, DANIEL ZISUK LEE, JOSE REMBERTO CARRANZA, DANIEL KOELKER, RUSSELL ZINNER, JEFFREY EUGENE NEAVES, ETHAN LOWELL BURTON, MARTIN FICHTER
  • Publication number: 20160269114
    Abstract: A device and a method for simultaneous full-duplex data and power transmission over a single optical waveguide, which connects a base station and a remote station. At the base station a high power laser source emits a first laser beam for carrying power and a base station low power laser source emits a second laser beam for carrying data over the optical waveguide from the base station to the remote station. An optical interface couples the laser beams into the optical waveguide. The laser beams are received at corresponding first and second remote station optical receivers. At the remote station, a third laser beam is emitted by a remote station low power laser source for carrying data from the remote station to the base station and the beam is received at the base station optical receiver. The wavelengths of the first, second and the third laser beams are distinct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: MICHAEL BECK
  • Publication number: 20160205104
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to relationship-based authorization. In general, data characterizing a request for authorization to a computer-based resource is received, and the authorization may be provided based on one or more relationships of a requesting principal. A determination may be made as to whether a requesting principal is authorized, which may include determining whether the requesting user has a relationship with a principal that has management rights of the computer-based resource and determining whether the relationship allows for an access, such as a use of the computer-based resource, if the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal. If there is no such relationship, a determination may be made as to whether an organization of the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal that allows for the access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 9339533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new attenuated M. bovis bacteria strains passaged at least 110 times. Moreover, the present invention also provides immunogenic compositions comprising live bacteria of any of those attenuated M. bovis bacteria strain, their manufacture and use for the treatment and prophylaxis of M. bovis infections and combinations with other veterinary vaccines or medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Jeffrey Knittel
  • Patent number: 9325692
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to relationship-based authorization. In general, data characterizing a request for authorization to a computer-based resource is received, and the authorization may be provided based on one or more relationships of a requesting principal. A determination may be made as to whether a requesting principal is authorized, which may include determining whether the requesting user has a relationship with a principal that has management rights of the computer-based resource and determining whether the relationship allows for an access, such as a use of the computer-based resource, if the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal. If there is no such relationship, a determination may be made as to whether an organization of the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal that allows for the access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 9310840
    Abstract: A docking assembly for a handheld device comprising a handle and associated methods are disclosed herein. The docking assembly may include a base, a tube extending from the base, and a dock cup in rotatable communication with the tube. The dock cup may be configured to mate with the handle. The docking assembly also may include an electrical connection assembly configured to mate with the handle when the handle is positioned within the dock cup. Moreover, the docking assembly may include a first locking assembly configured to lock the handle in the dock cup to prevent the handle from being removed from the dock cup, and a second locking assembly configured to lock the orientation of the dock cup to prevent rotation of the dock cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Beatty, Leonard Speiser, Eric Fuhs, David Lyons, Chris Loew, Scott McKinley DeWinter, Justin Michael Beck, Todd Elliot Lewis
  • Publication number: 20160039558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container storage system (1) for transporting and/or for securing cargo in a container (3), and/or for partitioning the container (3), wherein the container (3) comprises side walls made of trapezoidal sheets having vertical creases (4), characterized in that the container storage system (1) comprises: At least two lateral supports (5a, b), which can be arranged vertically in at least two opposite creases (4) of at least two opposite side walls of the container (3). The supports (5a, b) each have at least one recess (13) that can be oriented to the inner chamber of the container (3) for receiving a cross bar (7). In the recess (13), at least one bearing element (11) for supporting the cross bar (7) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Michael BECK
  • Publication number: 20150321775
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically rolling a napkin around a set of dining utensils, wherein the apparatus can repeat the method quickly to individually wrap a plurality of sets of utensils in napkins. The apparatus comprises a housing for a first transfer unit for receiving a set of unwrapped utensil and a napkin and configured to automatically deliver the unwrapped utensils and napkin to a platform for wrapping. A lift plate holds a plurality of napkins and delivers a single napkin to unwrapped silverware. A rolling assembly rotatable around the unwrapped utensils and the napkin is configured to hold the utensils and to roll the napkin around the unwrapped utensils and to deliver the wrapped utensils to a second transfer unit configured to provide the wrapped utensils to a bin for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 9178299
    Abstract: A device for establishing a connection with an electronic device comprises a connection device, a lever and a pedestal having a face comprises a latch having a degree of rotation with the pedestal. The connection device has one degree of rotation according to a first axis parallel to the face of the pedestal, and comprises the electronic connector and a concave relief. The lever is linked to the pedestal by a linkage comprising at least one degree of rotation according to a second axis parallel to the first axis of rotation. The lever comprises a convex relief corresponding to the concave relief of the connection device, and an elastic component adapted to maintain a contact between the lever and the pedestal. The lever is configured to enter in contact with the connection device after a rotation of the connection device enabled by the rotation of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DXO LABS SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Alexia, Amaury Tremblay, Justin Michael Beck, Todd Elliot Lewis, Tae In Um, Daniel Zisuk Lee
  • Publication number: 20150298424
    Abstract: A layer composite is provided that includes optoceramic layers. Additionally, a method for the production of the layer composite, as well as uses thereof are also provided. The layer composite is suitable as a converter material such as a converter material for LEDs. With the use of the layer composite, white LEDs can be produced which also in the passive state, i.e. when the light source is switched off, result in a white color impression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yvonne Menke, Volker Hagemann, Andreas Roosen, Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20150270636
    Abstract: A device for establishing a connection with an electronic device comprises a connection device, a lever and a pedestal having a face comprises a latch having a degree of rotation with the pedestal. The connection device has one degree of rotation according to a first axis parallel to the face of the pedestal, and comprises the electronic connector and a concave relief. The lever is linked to the pedestal by a linkage comprising at least one degree of rotation according to a second axis parallel to the first axis of rotation. The lever comprises a convex relief corresponding to the concave relief of the connection device, and an elastic component adapted to maintain a contact between the lever and the pedestal. The lever is configured to enter in contact with the connection device after a rotation of the connection device enabled by the rotation of the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: DXO SA
    Inventors: JEAN-MARC ALEXIA, AMAURY TREMBLAY, JUSTIN MICHAEL BECK, TODD ELLIOT LEWIS, TAE IN UM, DANIEL ZISUK LEE
  • Publication number: 20150241919
    Abstract: A docking assembly for a handheld device comprising a handle and associated methods are disclosed herein. The docking assembly may include a base, a tube extending from the base, and a dock cup in rotatable communication with the tube. The dock cup may be configured to mate with the handle. The docking assembly also may include an electrical connection assembly configured to mate with the handle when the handle is positioned within the dock cup. Moreover, the docking assembly may include a first locking assembly configured to lock the handle in the dock cup to prevent the handle from being removed from the dock cup, and a second locking assembly configured to lock the orientation of the dock cup to prevent rotation of the dock cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Beatty, Leonard Speiser, Eric Fuhs, David Lyons, Chris Loew, Scott McKinley DeWinter, Justin Michael Beck, Todd Elliot Lewis
  • Patent number: 9082799
    Abstract: A carrier capable of holding one or more workpieces is disclosed. The carrier includes movable projections located along the sides of each cell in the carrier. This carrier, in conjunction with a separate alignment apparatus, aligns each workpiece within its respective cell against several alignment pins, using a multiple step alignment process to guarantee proper positioning of the workpiece in the cell. First, the workpieces are moved toward one side of the cell. Once the workpieces have been aligned against this side, the workpieces are then moved toward an adjacent orthogonal side such that the workpieces are aligned to two sides of the cell. Once aligned, the workpiece is held in place by the projections located along each side of each cell. In addition, the alignment pins are also used to align the associated mask, thereby guaranteeing that the mask is properly aligned to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Weaver, Charles T. Carlson, Scott A. Smith, Michael A. Beck, Aaron P. Webb, James D. Strassner, Lawrence R. Gravell, Michael C. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20140337936
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to relationship-based authorization. In general, data characterizing a request for authorization to a computer-based resource is received, and the authorization may be provided based on one or more relationships of a requesting principal. A determination may be made as to whether a requesting principal is authorized, which may include determining whether the requesting user has a relationship with a principal that has management rights of the computer-based resource and determining whether the relationship allows for an access, such as a use of the computer-based resource, if the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal. If there is no such relationship, a determination may be made as to whether an organization of the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal that allows for the access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20140267340
    Abstract: A material representation data structure and a method of representing a material for digital image synthesis. The data structure may be embodied in a graphics processing subsystem, including: (1) a memory configured to store a material representation data structure according to which a material is declaratively represented by a property indicative of an interaction between the material and light, and (2) a processor operable to gain access to the memory and employ the property in a rendering procedure defined independent of the material representation data structure and designed to effect the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lutz Kettner, Hakan Andersson, Michael Beck, Robert Hoedicke, Jan Jordan, Andy Kopra, Steven Parker, Matthias Raab, Daniel Seibert, Rajko Yasui-Schoeffel
  • Publication number: 20140238786
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention provides a safety lock device, for use with a pump-jack having a gear box and at least one rotating member, the safety lock device comprising an engagement member suitable for securely engaging the rotating member to prevent further substantial rotation of said rotating member and a mounting frame to mount the safety lock device to the gear box. The engagement member may be actuated between a locked position and an unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Daniel Atwater
  • Patent number: 8815255
    Abstract: The present invention relates to combination vaccines and/or the combined use of immunogenic compositions for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of cattle against microbiological infections, wherein the infections are caused by M. bovis and at least one further cattle relevant pathogen. The combination vaccine as described herein comprises at least one M. bovis antigen, preferably the attenuated, avirulent M. bovis as provided herewith and one or more further immunologically active components effective for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of infections caused by a further pathogen of cattle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Phillip Wayne Hayes, Jeffrey P. Knittel
  • Publication number: 20140077431
    Abstract: A carrier capable of holding one or more workpieces is disclosed. The carrier includes movable projections located along the sides of each cell in the carrier. This carrier, in conjunction with a separate alignment apparatus, aligns each workpiece within its respective cell against several alignment pins, using a multiple step alignment process to guarantee proper positioning of the workpiece in the cell. First, the workpieces are moved toward one side of the cell. Once the workpieces have been aligned against this side, the workpieces are then moved toward an adjacent orthogonal side such that the workpieces are aligned to two sides of the cell. Once aligned, the workpiece is held in place by the projections located along each side of each cell. In addition, the alignment pins are also used to align the associated mask, thereby guaranteeing that the mask is properly aligned to the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Weaver, Charles T. Carlson, Scott A. Smith, Michael A. Beck, Aaron P. Webb, James D. Strassner, Lawrence R. Gravell, Michael C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8652481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new attenuated M. bovis bacteria strains. Moreover, the present invention also provides immunogenic compositions comprising live bacteria of an of those attenuated M. bovis bacteria strain, their manufacture and use for the treatment and prophylaxis of M. bovis infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Jeffrey Knittel