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).

  • Publication number: 20020102527
    Abstract: A method and sampling system are provided for sampling and marketing fluid replacement services. Once an automobile arrives at the service facility, the automobile service technician quickly obtains fluid samples from the various systems of an automobile. While the consumer provides relevant information relating to the vehicle to a customer service technician, the automobile service technician places the fluid samples into receptacles allowing the consumer to visually inspect the condition of each fluid. The service technician then provides new fluids in proximity to the actual fluids of the engine to allow a side-by-side comparison of the visual condition of the fluids. The samples are then presented to the consumer while the consumer is in contact with the customer service technician to allow the consumer to make a determination as to whether the fluids must be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Charles Polston, Sandor Cenziper, Robert Moore, John Thompson
  • Patent number: 6416247
    Abstract: A mounting for poles of jumps in equestrian sport. A dish-shaped pole receiver suspended on a generally vertical rail can be connected together by bolts, then fixed to a stand. The bolts, which are flanged such that the shaft is not as wide as the head, extend in multi-segmented slots having serially connected narrow, wide and further narrow portions. The width of the narrow portion of the slot corresponds to approximately the width of the bolt shaft, while the wide portion of the slot is wide enough to accommodate the bolt head. The slot can secure the bolts by firstly introducing the bolt head into the wide portion of the slot, then engaging the shaft with the narrow part of the slot until the shaft comes in contact with the further narrow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventors: Bernd Beck, Michael Beck, Volker Beck
  • Publication number: 20010016145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mounting for poles of jumps in equestrian sport, with a dish-shaped pole receiver (10) which is suspended on a generally vertical rail (1) which is fixed to a stand, wherein the receiver (10) and the rails (1) can be connected together by means of headed bolts (15) which extend in slots (3) from one of the two parts to the other of the two parts, and wherein the slots (3) have narrow slot parts (4) with a width (B) corresponding to approximately the width of the bolt shaft (8) of the headed bolt (15), and which is less than the diameter of the head (7) of the headed bolt (15), and have a widened part (5) in the slot through which a head (7) of a headed bolt (15) can be inserted in order, in this way, to be able to fit the headed bolts (15) in the slots (3) and be able to lock them by firstly introducing the head into the widened part (5) and pushing the shaft (8) into the narrow part (7) of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: Bernd Beck, Michael Beck, Volker Beck
  • Patent number: 6234708
    Abstract: A mounting for poles of jumps in equestrian sport, with a dish-shaped pole receiver which is suspended on a generally vertical rail adapted to be fixed to a stand. The pole receiver and the rail can be connected together by bolts which extend in one or more multi-segmented slots having one or more serially connected narrow, wide and further narrow portions. The bolts are flanged, or headed such that the shaft is not as wide as the head. The width of the narrow portion of the slot corresponds to approximately the width of the bolt shaft, while the wide portion of the slot is wide enough to accommodate the bolt head. The slot is able to secure the bolts by firstly introducing the bolt head into the wide portion of the slot, then engaging the shaft with the narrow part of the slot until the shaft comes in contact with the further narrow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventors: Bernd Beck, Michael Beck, Volker Beck
  • Patent number: 5998785
    Abstract: A protective device operating in contact-free manner, such as in particular a light barrier grid (10), including a transmitter unit and/or a receiver unit (12) for generating and/or for receiving sensing signals, such as in particular light signals which serve for the contact-free monitoring of a protective area. At least the transmitter unit and/or the receiver unit (12) of the protective device is accommodated in a pressure-tight, preferably tubular housing (14), which is at least partly permeable for the sensing signals and which in particular includes cable lead-throughs (16) which ensure explosion protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Sick AG
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Harald Hettich, Karl-Heinz Suss
  • Patent number: 5968072
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for femoral artery compression having an inflatable bladder, a cooling member and a rigid panel disposed within a sterile envelope and securable to a patient about the wound site via a detachable strap. The envelope can be pre-cooled as a unit and located over the wound such that the rigid panel focuses compressive force against the artery, trapping it between the panel and the pelvic bone rim. The bladder is adjustably inflatable by a conventional squeeze bulb valve arrangement and forces the cooling member against the rigid panel and the tissue in the wound vicinity. The rigid panel includes ridge structure to restrict sliding movement with respect to the cooling member. The envelope includes separate chambers for each of these components so as to restrict their movement once the envelope has been properly positioned. The envelope and its components are preferably constructed from inexpensive materials such that the entire apparatus is conveniently disposable after a single use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Medical Wraps, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Lee Hite, Stephen Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 5965645
    Abstract: A plastisol composition containing plasticizers, fillers and styrene copolymers selected from (a) styrene, .alpha.-methyl styrene and p-methyl styrene, and (b) 3 to 20% by weight, based on the weight of the styrene copolymers, of a comonomer selected from methacrylic acid, acrylic acid and itaconic acid, and optionally (c) a crosslinking comonomer, wherein the maximum of the molecular weight distribution of said copolymers is greater than 1 million as determined by gel permeation chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Teroson GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Wolfgang Ritter, Klaus Ruch
  • Patent number: 5932629
    Abstract: An aqueous printing ink composition containing finely dispersed pigments and a synthetic polymer binder, the binder containing: (a) finely dispersed, aqueous-basic insoluble emulsion (co)polymers having a number average molecular weight of from about 10,000 to 1,000,000 and a glass transition temperature of up to 0.degree. C., in intimate admixture with (b) aqueous-basic soluble or dispersible (co) polymers having a number average molecular weight lower than that of the (co)polymers of component (a) and a glass transition temperature of at least 0.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignees: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, Hartmann Druckfarben, GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Herbert Fischer, Wolfgang Ritter, Ludwig Schieferstein, Udo Griebsch, Quang-Minh Thai
  • Patent number: 5840786
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastisol composition based on bead polymers. The bead polymers preferably have a core/shell structure and an average diameter of 1 to 150 .mu.m. The bead polymers are preferably chlorine-free and are made up at least of a) styrene, .alpha.-methyl styrene and/or p-methyl styrene on the one hand and b) 2 to 20% by weight (based on the copolymer) of olefinically unsaturated carboxylic acids. The plastisol composition according to the invention may be used for the production of coating compositions, sealing compounds and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Lutz Jeromin, Christiane Hoeltgen, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 5727896
    Abstract: A form fitted connection between an angular disc of an axial bearing on a connecting element with the angular disc bearing against an end face of the connecting element with the angular disc comprising at least one retaining lug engaging into an associated recess in an outer peripheral surface of the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Ina Walzlager Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Gerald Buer, Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 5512617
    Abstract: Described are materials based on a starch which has been thermomechanically digested at elevated temperatures and pressures and upon the addition of water and/or lower molecular weight plasticizers and which contains oxidatively cross-linkable alkyd resins having been incorporated in an intimate admixture. Preferably, these alkyd resins have been at least predominantly composed of key substances based on re-growable raw materials.The starch blends thus modified are suitable for the manufacture of shaped articles which in the presence of air will be reactively cured and thereupon are imparted with an increased strength, and especially an increased resistance to water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ritter, Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 4909025
    Abstract: A blade assembly normally driven by a power takeoff shaft has a frame normally displaced in a travel direction and provided with a pair of blade carriers horizontally reciprocal transverse to the direction. The drive unit comprises a right-angle transmission having a horizontal input connected to the power takeoff shaft and a vertical output, a vertical shaft offset from the output and having a pair of angularly offset eccentrics, and a belt drive interconnecting the transmission output and the vertical shaft. A pair of relatively long actuating arms extending in the direction flank the transmission and shaft and have rear ends pivoted on the frame and front ends connected to the respective blade carriers. A pair of respective connector plates extending transversely of the direction have respective inner ends carried on the eccentrics and outer ends connected to the arms between the ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Veb Combinat Fortschritt-Landmaschinen
    Inventors: Peter Reissig, Manfred Hille, Manfred Tetchmann, Bernd Zumpe, Michael Beck, Rudolf Simon, Arndt During