Patents by Inventor Michael Fritz

Michael Fritz 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: 11915476
    Abstract: An onboard cloud detection system comprising: a camera (1000) configured to acquire images of the Earth at predetermined acquisition intervals; and a data processing unit (2000) comprising: a cloud detection unit (2210) configured to use artificial intelligence, AI, algorithms to detect clouds; a packet utilization standard, PUS, application layer (2230) configured to issue telemetry and/or telecommands corresponding to a predetermined parameter of the output of the cloud detection unit (2210); and an interface configured to distribute the telemetry and/or telecommands to an external hardware and/or an external software terminal (3000, 4000).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Filippo Ales, Michael Fritz, Alisa Krstova
  • Publication number: 20240038018
    Abstract: A gaming machine assembly comprises a cabinet, an upper display, a winch, and a lower display. The cabinet includes a lower support and an upper support that is hinged to the lower support and rotatable relative to the lower support between a lower position and an upper position. The upper support overlaps the lower support when in the lower position and is disposed above the lower support when in the upper position. The upper display is initially mounted onto the lower support while the upper support is in the upper position. The winch extends between the lower support and the upper support and is connected to the mounted upper display to lift the upper display from the lower support to the upper support. The lower display is mounted onto the lower support after the upper display is lifted from the lower support to the upper support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Michael FRITZ, Neil SHOLES, Jerad DEITRICK
  • Patent number: 11823526
    Abstract: A gaming machine assembly comprises a cabinet, an upper display, a winch, and a lower display. The cabinet includes a lower support and an upper support that is hinged to the lower support and rotatable relative to the lower support between a lower position and an upper position. The upper support overlaps the lower support when in the lower position and is disposed above the lower support when in the upper position. The upper display is initially mounted onto the lower support while the upper support is in the upper position. The winch extends between the lower support and the upper support and is connected to the mounted upper display to lift the upper display from the lower support to the upper support. The lower display is mounted onto the lower support after the upper display is lifted from the lower support to the upper support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: LNW Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, Neil Sholes, Jerad Deitrick
  • Patent number: 11760489
    Abstract: An aircraft seat device with at least one shell element, with at least one table unit, with at least one support device that is configured to obliquely connect the at least one table unit to the shell element at least in a stowage position, the support device comprising at least one rotational bearing unit, which is configured for pivoting the table unit between the stowage position and at least one intermediate position that is situated substantially in a horizontal plane, the support device comprising at least one linear bearing unit, which is configured for traversing the table unit between the intermediate position and at least one completely deployed usage position that is close to a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Philipp Bendele, Michael Fritz, Pavel Ivanov
  • Publication number: 20230265687
    Abstract: An aircraft seat module has an enclosure unit which at least partially delimits a flight passenger seating area, and has a door unit which at least in an operating state is at least configured to close a passage region to the flight passenger seating area, has a bearing device which is configured to support the door unit so as to be movable between an open position and a closed position in relation to the enclosure unit, and has a locking device which is configured to lock the door unit in the open position, wherein the locking device has at least one electrically and/or electronically actuatable actuator device, which is at least configured to be electrically and/or electronically actuated for an unlocking of the door unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Joerg LAUBENBERGER, Michael STRECKERT, Christopher KAUFMANN, Juergen MEHMEL, Michael FRITZ, Alexander RECHLIN
  • Publication number: 20220366684
    Abstract: An onboard cloud detection system comprising: a camera (1000) configured to acquire images of the Earth at predetermined acquisition intervals; and a data processing unit (2000) comprising: a cloud detection unit (2210) configured to use artificial intelligence, AI, algorithms to detect clouds; a packet utilization standard, PUS, application layer (2230) configured to issue telemetry and/or telecommands corresponding to a predetermined parameter of the output of the cloud detection unit (2210); and an interface configured to distribute the telemetry and/or telecommands to an external hardware and/or an external software terminal (3000, 4000).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Filippo Ales, Michael Fritz, Alisa Krstova
  • Publication number: 20220330553
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a coating composition comprising a suspension of a microorganism, wherein the suspension comprises a pigmented vegetative cell, an unpigmented vegetative cell and a pigmented chlamydospore of the microorganism, and a surfactant ranging from 130 g/mol and 1500 g/mol. The invention further relates to a method for the preparation of the coating composition, a method for application coating one or more coating pre-layers and curing a material, a coated material obtainable by this method and a method for refreshing the coating of the coated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Fritz SAILER, Franciscus Antonius VAN ROOIJEN, Stephanie RENSINK
  • Publication number: 20220218590
    Abstract: Provided are compositions, methods and articles of manufacture, for use in removing an adhered substrate from skin of an individual. The composition comprise a mixture of oils that include Jojoba oil, Tee Tree Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Peppermint Oil, Vitamin E oil. The methods involve application of the composition onto a substrate adhered on the skin of an individual, allowing the composition to loosen the adhesive, and removing the substrate from the skin of the individual. Containers that include the compositions are includes, as are articles of manufacture that include the containers, and may include packaging with a printed indication of the ingredients of the composition, and instructions for using the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Michael FRITZ, Sarah ABEND-FRITZ
  • Publication number: 20220180695
    Abstract: A gaming machine assembly comprises a cabinet, an upper display, a winch, and a lower display. The cabinet includes a lower support and an upper support that is hinged to the lower support and rotatable relative to the lower support between a lower position and an upper position. The upper support overlaps the lower support when in the lower position and is disposed above the lower support when in the upper position. The upper display is initially mounted onto the lower support while the upper support is in the upper position. The winch extends between the lower support and the upper support and is connected to the mounted upper display to lift the upper display from the lower support to the upper support. The lower display is mounted onto the lower support after the upper display is lifted from the lower support to the upper support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Michael FRITZ, Neil SHOLES, Jerad DEITRICK
  • Publication number: 20220127002
    Abstract: An aircraft seat device with at least one shell element, with at least one table unit, with at least one support device that is configured to obliquely connect the at least one table unit to the shell element at least in a stowage position, the support device comprising at least one rotational bearing unit, which is configured for pivoting the table unit between the stowage position and at least one intermediate position that is situated substantially in a horizontal plane, the support device comprising at least one linear bearing unit, which is configured for traversing the table unit between the intermediate position and at least one completely deployed usage position that is close to a seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Philipp BENDELE, Michael FRITZ, Pavel IVANOV
  • Publication number: 20210269581
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure includes an elastomeric polyurethane foam with improved high temperature performance, comprising a reaction product of components including: (a) an isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer derived from one or more prepolymers comprising monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and polymeric MDI, and a polyether diol; and (b) an isocyanate-reactive component including: (i) a first polyol in an amount of about 10 to about 70 parts by weight of the isocyanate-reactive component, wherein the first polyol is a propylene oxide or ethylene oxide-capped nominal diol with a number-average molecular weight between about 1000 g/mol and about 9000 g/mol; (ii) a second polyol in an amount of about 0 to about 50 parts by weight of the isocyanate-reactive component, wherein the second polyol is a nominal triol with a high proportion of randomly dispersed ethoxy groups with a number-average molecular weight between about 1000 g/mol and about 8000 g/mol; (iii) a third polyol in an am
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, David Dean Peters, Janine Luesing
  • Publication number: 20210252577
    Abstract: A method of applying a marking to a part in a stamping die includes moving a component of the stamping die, the component having a mechanical application device secured thereto. A controlled volume of a marking medium flows through the mechanical application device during the moving such that a volume of the marking medium is controlled by the moving of the component during a stamping die operation. In one form, the component is an upper die of the stamping die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Kalweit, John Michael Fritz, Joseph Yarnevich, Andrey M Ilinich, Christopher Taylor, Thomas Kandow
  • Patent number: 11033943
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a marking to a part in a stamping die is provided by the present disclosure. The system includes a mechanical application device having a controlled volume of a marking medium that is coupled to movement of the stamping die. In one form, the controlled volume of the marking medium is not regulated by either an external pneumatic source of an external electrical source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Kalweit, John Michael Fritz, Joseph Yarnevich, Andrey M Ilinich, Tom Kandow, Christopher Taylor
  • Patent number: 11015670
    Abstract: A vibration damper may include a damper tube and a damper piston disposed in the damper tube so as to be reciprocatingly movable. The damper tube may be connected to a piston rod extending out of the damper tube, and the damper piston may movably separate a first oil-filled damper chamber on a piston rod side from a second oil-filled damper chamber remote from the piston rod. A bottom element at one end of the damper tube seals the end of the damper tube. The bottom element may protrude into the end of the damper tube and thereby reduce oil volume of the second damper chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Michael Fritz
  • Patent number: 10617340
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for withdrawing body fluids. The system includes a drive unit having a plunger which is moved from a resting position into a lancing position in order to carry out a lancing process and a lancing unit containing a lancet with a needle. The plunger and lancet are coupled together by a form fit in order to carry out a lancing process. The invention additionally concerns a method for temporarily extending a needle from a device for withdrawing body fluid as well as a lancing unit that can be attached to the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, Klaus-Dieter Sacherer, Hans List, Thomas Weiss, Frank Deck, Claudio Immekus
  • Publication number: 20200017771
    Abstract: Conversion of organic educts, in particular biomass feedstock, into useful organic compounds via pyrolysis and bio-catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph Wittmann, Jost Van Duuren, Michael Kohlstedt, Jessica Stolzenberger, Soeren Starck, Nadja Barton, Mirjam Selzer, Michael Fritz, Paul De Wild, Martin Kuhl, Judith Becker
  • Publication number: 20190313675
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing ready-to-eat bacon with pan-fried bacon characteristics comprising a combination of cooking in a microwave oven and finishing in a searing unit. The invention provides for a method for preparing bacon comprising (a) providing a bacon slab; (b) slicing said bacon slab into bacon slices; (c) cooking said bacon slices in a microwave oven; and (d) finishing said bacon slices in a searing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael FRITZ, Anthony WHITE, Jeffrey PHILLIPS, James CATTIN, Robert BLONG, Bruce A. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190269143
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing ready-to-eat bacon with pan-fried bacon characteristics comprising a combination of cooking in a microwave oven and finishing in a searing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Smithfield Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Fritz, Anthony D. White, Jeffrey R. Phillips, James D. Cattin, Robert K. Blong, Bruce A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190076877
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a marking to a part in a stamping die is provided by the present disclosure. The system includes a mechanical application device having a controlled volume of a marking medium that is coupled to movement of the stamping die. In one form, the controlled volume of the marking medium is not regulated by either an external pneumatic source of an external electrical source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Kalweit, John Michael Fritz, Joseph Yarnevich, Andrey M. Ilinich, Tom Kandow, Christopher Taylor
  • Patent number: D920088
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: UFP Holdings Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Lovell, Michael Fritz