Patents by Inventor Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer 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: 20220249184
    Abstract: A surgical tool includes a drive housing having an elongate shaft extending therefrom and an end effector arranged at a distal end of the shaft, a drive input rotatably mounted to the drive housing and having an input shaft extending therefrom, and upper and lower capstans mounted to the input shaft. First and second drive cables are coupled to the upper and lower capstans, respectively, and extend to the end effector, and a clutch feature is arranged to mate the upper capstan to the lower capstan and is movable between an engaged position, where rotation of the input shaft in either angular direction correspondingly rotates the upper and lower capstans in the same angular direction, and a disengaged position, where the upper and lower capstans are rotatable independent of each other in at least one angular direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Austin Michael FISCHER, William George SAULENAS, Eric N. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20220227048
    Abstract: Disclosed is a construction box system 10 for a 3D printer 12, comprising a construction box 30 having a side wall structure 32 and a construction platform 34 received within the side wall structure 32, the side wall structure 32 limiting an upwardly open construction box interior space 36 for building up a component by 3D printing, which interior space is downwardly limited by the construction platform 34, and a support structure 50 comprising its own drive 52 integrated into the support structure 50 and to which the construction box 30 is releasably attachable, such that the construction box 30 can be repeatedly removed from the support structure 50 after building up the component in the construction box interior space 36 and subsequently reattached to the support structure 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Huber, Michael Fischer, Roland Ladewig
  • Publication number: 20220221052
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical actuator for generating an axial actuation force is provided. The electro-mechanical actuator includes an electric machine having a stator (1) and a rotor (2). The electro-mechanical actuator also includes a spindle drive with a rotary element (6) and with an element that is movable in a translatory manner. A rotation of the rotary element (6) may result in a translatory motion of the element that is movable in a translatory manner. The rotor (2) and the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive are coupled to each other in a circumferential direction (U) such that a rotation of the rotor (2) results in a rotation of the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive (5). A rotational play (8) is formed between the rotor (2) and the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive in the circumferential direction (U).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias Reisch, Andreas Füßl, Jürgen Wafzig, Andreas Wendzel, Lorenz Fischer, Holger Gohmert, Uwe Fehr, Michael Arnegger
  • Patent number: 11384002
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a workpiece made of glass ceramics, and to the workpiece obtainable by the process according to the invention. Further, the invention relates to the use of the workpiece obtained as a dental restoration, and to a process allowing the translucency of a workpiece to be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: VITA ZAHNFABRIK H. RAUTER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Gödiker, Berit Müller, Jens Fischer, Wolfgang Rauh
  • Publication number: 20220214074
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh Seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface, a track mechanism for moving a carriage assembly which holds seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh Seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper vertical position, and upper and lower clamping members positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh Seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, the seam forming assembly includes three roller members mounted in vertical arrangement to each other, one roller member being V-shaped in configuration and the other two roller members being substantially cylindrical in shape. The V-shaped roller member may also include one or more projecting members for forming dimples in the closing process to prevent shifting and/or slipping of the closed seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Dale R. Foster, Bert Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 11378153
    Abstract: A centrifugal pendulum for damping rotational irregularities of a driveshaft of an internal combustion engine, having a carrier flange element connectable indirectly or directly to the driveshaft, and having multiple pendulum elements displaceable in relation to the carrier flange element, and guided via rollers in pendulum paths. Each pendulum element is displaceable in relation to the carrier flange element in the circumferential direction between a first and a second stop position. At least one friction element having defined thermal expansion properties, which are different in particular from the carrier flange element and/or the pendulum elements, is associated with the carrier flange element, and is designed and arranged in such a way that in a defined temperature range of the centrifugal pendulum, upon a movement of at least one pendulum element corresponding to the friction element in the direction of a stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Herbert Meyer, Thomas Fischer, Andreas Bruns, Peter Klumpp, Jürgen Pfeiffer, Michael Buck, Thomas Forster, Lutz Pahlich
  • Patent number: 11376540
    Abstract: Filter media for a drum filter that includes a plurality of annular frame members, each annular frame member having a circumference is disclosed. The filter media includes a filter sheet with first and second engagement strips having a cord portion and an attachment tab portion connected to the filter sheet. The first and second engagement strips engage with first and second connecting strips located on the annular frame members. Each connecting strip has a receiving portion that receives the cord portion of the associated engagement strip. Each connecting strip also has a body portion configured to engage a drum filter frame. An engagement mechanism configured to attach a filter sheet to a drum filter frame is also disclosed. A system for attaching a filter media to a cylindrical drum filter is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Engineered Recycling Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Carver, Sr., Andreas Fischer
  • Publication number: 20220206477
    Abstract: A method for modifying a program of an industrial automation component, wherein the program includes a plurality of program elements, where the program is structured in units, a unit includes a group of program elements and can include both published program elements having an interface that can be referenced by the program elements of other units and unpublished program elements, and where a checksum is calculated and is assigned to the unit using the interfaces, such that if at least one program element of the version of the unit stored in the engineering system is modified, then the modified checksum is compared with the previous checksum version present in the automation component, and only the modified unit is transferred if the checksums match such that consistency of the program is maintained and the software updateable more quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Christian FISCHER, Michael FRANK, Lothar PFAHLMANN
  • Patent number: 11371860
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to display a traveled-portion of a route, responsive to a request, the traveled-portion representing an entire route traveled since the request was received, including scaling the display so that an entire route is included in a window of fixed size, regardless of how large a distance the displayed traveled-portion represents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Michael Fischer, Michael Lambert, Adam Pagryzinski
  • Patent number: 11313578
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh Seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface, a track mechanism for moving a carriage assembly which holds seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh Seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper vertical position, and upper and lower clamping members positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh Seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, the seam forming assembly includes three roller members mounted in vertical arrangement to each other, one roller member being V-shaped in configuration and the other two roller members being substantially cylindrical in shape. The V-shaped roller member may also include one or more projecting members for forming dimples in the closing process to prevent shifting and/or slipping of the closed seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Vicon Machinery LLC
    Inventors: Dale R. Foster, Bert Michael Fischer
  • Publication number: 20220121891
    Abstract: Operations may include identifying a plurality of graphs as ground truth graphs in response to each ground truth graph having a heuristic characteristic and being categorized as a first- or second-class graph based on labeling of the graphs with respect to the heuristic characteristic. The operations may include identifying a graph as an unlabeled graph, the graph being unlabeled with respect to the heuristic characteristic. The operations may include comparing the unlabeled graph to the first- and second-class graphs, the comparing being based on the heuristic characteristic and including one or more operations selected from a group of operations including performing similarity matching, model-based heuristics operations, or query analysis operations. The operations may include categorizing the unlabeled graph as a first- or second-class graph based on the comparing. The operations may include training a machine learning model using the ground truth graphs and the previously unlabeled graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Wing Yee AU, Jeffrey Michael FISCHER, Kanji UCHINO
  • Patent number: 11306688
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a gasoline engine comprising an exhaust gas line which can be connected to an exhaust manifold of the gasoline engine, an intake line which can be connected to an intake manifold of the gasoline engine, a charge air compressor which is arranged in the intake line, and a turbine which is arranged in the exhaust gas line. The exhaust gas line has at least one bypass line with a bypass throttle valve, said line branching off from the exhaust gas line at a branch upstream of the turbine and branching back into the exhaust gas line at an opening downstream of the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TENNECO GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Kreutziger, Michael Fischer, Jaroslaw Kierat
  • Publication number: 20220106905
    Abstract: An exhaust gas conduction system for a gasoline engine comprises an exhaust gas line and an intake line which can be connected to an intake manifold, a charge air compressor arranged in the intake line, and a turbine arranged in the exhaust gas line. The exhaust gas line has at least one bypass line with a bypass throttle valve. At least one exhaust gas recirculation line with an EGR throttle valve is provided. At least one particle filter is arranged in the bypass line and an exhaust gas valve is provided in the exhaust gas line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Philipp Kreutziger, Michael Fischer, Jaroslaw Kierat
  • Patent number: 11279202
    Abstract: An arrangement for sealing functional unit interfaces includes a functional unit, an interface, and a sealing element. The interface has a first main surface, a second main surface, and an opening. The second main surface has a clamping section enclosing the opening. The functional unit has a front face with a counter-clamping section opposite the clamping section. The sealing element has a sealing body and a support element at least partially arranged within the sealing body. The sealing body has a first section clamped between the clamping section and the counter-clamping section. The opening is closed by a second section of sealing body, which is at least partially arranged between the opening and the front face. The support element is partially arranged in the first section and partially in the second section of the sealing body. The support element and the sealing body consist of different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Garrett Wade Hoehn, Jeremy Michael Fischer
  • Publication number: 20220059218
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods and devices for adaptive and exception-based asset tracking by geolocation, while preserving battery life, ensuring patient privacy and maintaining interoperability by preventing interference with the operation of tracked medical devices. To prevent RF interference with medical device operation, provided are methods of detecting medical device operation through detection of magnetic fields or vibrations. For patient privacy, geolocation information received from an asset tracker device is anonymized and not stored. The asset tracker device described herein may be further configured to track elevation of an asset above the ground, movement of the asset, pressure and temperature changes to the environment and accordingly modify tracking behavior. Also provided is a pairing system for physical and electronic pairing of an asset tracker device to multiple medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 11236664
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an exhaust gas conduction system for a gasoline engine, comprising an exhaust gas line which can be connected to an exhaust manifold of the gasoline engine, an intake line which can be connected to an intake manifold of the gasoline engine, a charge air compressor which is arranged in the intake line, and a turbine which is arranged in the exhaust gas line. The exhaust gas line has at least one bypass line with a bypass throttle valve, said line branching off from the exhaust gas line upstream of the turbine and branching back into the exhaust gas line at an opening downstream of the turbine. At least one exhaust gas recirculation line with an EGR throttle valve is provided, said line opening into the intake line, wherein the exhaust gas recirculation line branches off from the bypass line at a branch, and the bypass throttle valve is arranged upstream of the branch of the exhaust gas recirculation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tenneco GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Kreutziger, Michael Fischer, Jaroslaw Kierat
  • Patent number: 11222643
    Abstract: Apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal including an encoded core signal and parametric data, including: a core decoder for decoding the encoded core signal to obtain a decoded core signal; an analyzer for analyzing the decoded core signal before or after performing a frequency regeneration operation to provide an analysis result; and a frequency regenerator for regenerating spectral portions not included in the decoded core signal using a spectral portion of the decoded core signal, the parametric data, and the analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Christian Helmrich, Frederik Nagel, Christian Neukam, Konstantin Schmidt, Michael Fischer
  • Publication number: 20220004649
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices configured to build and utilize an intelligent cipher transfer object are provided. The. intelligent cipher transfer object includes a set of participants protected by cloaking patterns. A portable dynamic rule set, which includes executable code for managing access to the protected set of participants, is included within the intelligent cipher transfer object. For a given user, the intelligent cipher transfer object may provide access to some of the participants while preventing access to other participants, based on the portable dynamic rule set therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Smith, Melani Leigh Smith Weed, Daniel Michael Fischer, Elke M. Ridenour
  • Publication number: 20210382927
    Abstract: Embodiments as disclosed may generate an organizational hierarchy based on embeddings of portions of documents. Embeddings resulting from the embedding of the portions of the documents can be clustered using a hierarchical clustering mechanism to segment the portion space into a set of hierarchical clusters. Documents can be assigned to these clusters based on the presence of a portion of a document within a cluster. In this manner, the documents may themselves be clustered based on the clusters created from portions across the documents of the corpus. The clusters to which a document is assigned may also be ranked with respect to that document. Similarly, documents assigned to cluster can be ranked within the cluster to which they are assigned. Additionally, in certain embodiments, names or snippets for the clusters of the hierarchy may be derived from the portions comprising that cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Connor Rollings, Verlyn Michael Fischer, Alan Justin Lockett
  • Publication number: 20210370729
    Abstract: To improve a trailer device for motor vehicles, comprising a holding unit for a plvcrossmember mountable on a vehicle body on the rear-end side thereof and a ball neck receiving body having a ball neck receptacle, in which an insertion portion of a ball neck supporting a coupling ball is insertable and fixable therein, wherein the ball neck receiving body is arranged mounted on the holding unit so as to be pivotable at least between a working position, in which a ball neck is insertable by means of its insertion portion into the ball neck receptacle, and a rest position, it is proposed that the trailer device comprises a locking device which fixes the ball neck receiving body in the rest position in a locking state relative to the holding unit and has an unlocking state, in which the locking device allows the ball neck receiving body to pivot from the rest position in the direction towards the working position, and that an actuator is provided, by means of which the locking device is movable from the locking
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: ACPS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Rimmelspacher, Michael Fischer, Aleksej Kadnikov