Patents by Inventor Michael Bischoff

Michael Bischoff 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: 11413189
    Abstract: A device for producing control data for a laser device for the surgical correction of defective vision. The device produces the control data such that the laser emits the laser radiation such that a volume in the cornea is isolated. The device calculates a radius of curvature RCV* to determine the control data, the cornea reduced by the volume having the radius of curvature RCV* and the radius of curvature being site-specific and satisfying the following equation: RCV*(r,?)=1/((1/RCV(r,?))+BCOR(r,?)/(nc-1))+F, wherein RCV(r,?) is the local radius of curvature of the cornea before the volume is removed, nc is the refractive index of the material of the cornea, F is a coefficient, and BCOR(r,?) is the local change in refractive force required for the desired correction of defective vision in a plane lying in the vertex of the cornea, and at least two radii r1 and r2 satisfy the equation BCOR(r=r1,?)?BCOR(r=r2,?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Gregor Stobrawa, Mark Bischoff, Michael Bergt
  • Patent number: 11412983
    Abstract: Computerized oral prescription administration with refillable medication dispensing devices and associated systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a method of dispensing a substance to an intended user is provided. The method comprises receiving an input from a biometric sensor; determining, based on the received input, whether an intended user's unique biometric attribute is detected by the biometric sensor; receiving an input from an environmental sensor; determining, based on the received input, whether a mouthpiece is positioned within a user's mouth; receiving an input from a capacitive sensor array of the mouthpiece; determining, based on the received input, whether an intended user's unique dentition is positioned within a recess of the mouthpiece; and dispensing a substance from a reservoir to a mouth of the intended user in response to determining that the intended user's unique biometric attribute is detected by the biometric sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BERKSHIRE BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas M. Rouse, Susan B. Owen, Christy Corey, Carlton Chow, Michael Turi, Larry Bischoff, Steven Hartman, Robert Boyer, Richard Cronenberg, Michael Quinn, James Lynch
  • Publication number: 20220230218
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection, services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a persistent purchase data record with a unique confirmation number that is selectively redeemable by the user to receive each of the healthcare services in the bundled set. The bundle price may be discounted and/or based on the location or time at which at least one service will be performed. The bundle price may also be based on the user's remaining health insurance deductible. A single payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. The received and/or disbursed payment may be in virtual funds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11377296
    Abstract: A method of forming a packaging brace for a washing machine appliance includes providing a flat blank. The method also includes folding a left side panel and a right side panel of the flat blank inwards towards each other. The method further includes positioning a bottom panel of the blank above an opening in a cabinet of the washing machine and inserting the bottom panel into a basket of the washing machine through the opening whereby a contoured profile of the opening urges the blank to fold and form a packaging brace for the washing machine appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Bischoff, Austin Colby Specter
  • Patent number: 11367115
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection, services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a persistent purchase data record with a unique confirmation number that is selectively redeemable by the user to receive each of the healthcare services in the bundled set. The bundle price may be discounted and/or based on the location or time at which at least one service will be performed. The bundle price may also be based on the user's remaining health insurance deductible. A single payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. The received and/or disbursed payment may be in virtual funds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11315160
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a persistent purchase data record selectively redeemable to receive each of the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and assigning a unique confirmation number generated for the purchase data record. The received payment may be a virtual funds payment. The bundle price may be discounted. The bundle price may be based on the location or time at which at least one service will be performed. The bundle price may be based on the user's remaining health insurance deductible. Payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. Disbursed payment may be virtual funds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220036413
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a persistent voucher selectively redeemable to receive each of the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and transmitting a unique confirmation number generated for the voucher. The received payment may be a virtual funds payment. The bundle price may be discounted. The bundle price may be based on the location or time at which at least one service will be performed. The bundle price may be based on the user's remaining health insurance deductible. Payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. Disbursed payment may be virtual funds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220012787
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods for presenting users a selection of at least one bundled set of healthcare services provided discretely and/or individually by a plurality of respective providers, determining a bundle price for the bundled set of healthcare services, receiving payment for the user selected bundled set, venerating a voucher selectively redeemable by the user to receive each of the bundled healthcare services in the bundled set, transmitting a unique confirmation number generated for the voucher to track the redemption status of the voucher, disbursing payment allocated from the received payment to the plurality of respective providers and updating the redemption status of the voucher as each of the plurality of services of the bundled set are redeemed. The bundle price may be based on the user's health insurance deductible as well as the location and/or time at which the bundled set of services will be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11170423
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210209664
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210139230
    Abstract: A method of forming a packaging brace for a washing machine appliance includes providing a flat blank. The method also includes folding a left side panel and a right side panel of the flat blank inwards towards each other. The method further includes positioning a bottom panel of the blank above an opening in a cabinet of the washing machine and inserting the bottom panel into a basket of the washing machine through the opening whereby a contoured profile of the opening urges the blank to fold and form a packaging brace for the washing machine appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Bischoff, Austin Colby Specter
  • Patent number: 10991021
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200334727
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10464620
    Abstract: A vehicles configured for navigating surface transitions. Navigation of surface transitions is controlled by information obtained by sensors carried by the vehicle. The vehicle may be propelled forward using force generated by tiltable propellers carried by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Disney Enterprises, Inc., ETH Z├╝rich
    Inventors: Michael Arigoni, Robert Simpson, Silvan Fuhrer, Paul Beardsley, Dario Mammolo, Michael Burri, Michael Bischoff, Thomas Stastny, Lennon Rodgers, David Krummenacher, Roland Siegwart
  • Patent number: 10442588
    Abstract: A container for a fabric treatment composition having: (a) a container floor extending to a floor boundary, a portion of the container floor being a collection zone, and a raised portion extending inwardly within the container, at least a portion of the collection zone being located on a longitudinal axis of the container and at least a portion of the raised portion intersecting the longitudinal axis and transverse axis of the container; (b) a peripheral wall extending from the container floor; (c) a peripheral flange extending from the peripheral wall; and (d) a needle piercable membrane sealed to the peripheral flange to define an interior volume, wherein the interior volume contains less than about 100 mL of a liquid fabric treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Michael Bischoff, Benjamin Janes Beck
  • Patent number: 10426284
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Patent number: 10420435
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Patent number: 10208424
    Abstract: A device for refreshing fabrics by reducing malodors and/or wrinkles without requiring that the fabrics to be put through an entire standard laundry process. The device comprises an extractable drawer which is pulled out of the device to allow for loading of a fabric into a receiving region. The extractable drawer can then be closed transporting the fabric into the interior of the device. A fabric treatment composition is sprayed or otherwise dispensed onto the fabrics when the device is operated. The device comprises an air flow path and a heating element which allows for the fabrics to be treated during use. The extractable drawer of the present invention can be positioned to extract laterally or vertically out of the shell of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Lieven Richard Deketele, Stefan H. Hollinger, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Andre Christian Convents
  • Publication number: 20180001945
    Abstract: A vehicles configured for navigating surface transitions. Navigation of surface transitions is controlled by information obtained by sensors carried by the vehicle. The vehicle may be propelled forward using force generated by tiltable propellers carried by the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Arigoni, Robert Simpson, Silvan Fuhrer, Paul Beardsley, Dario Mammolo, Michael Burri, Michael Bischoff, Thomas Stastny, Lennon Rodgers, David Krummenacher, Roland Siegwart
  • Patent number: D806851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Corey Michael Bischoff