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).

  • Publication number: 20220145381
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of in vitro transcribing a ribonucleic acid (RNA) of interest. In some embodiments, such methods include determining consumption rates of nucleoside triphosphates (NTPs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Elich, Amy E. Rabideau, Michael Shamashkin, Rosalie Philpot, Brian Fritz, Peter Wojciechowski
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190032742
    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: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventor: Michael FRITZ
  • Patent number: 10184541
    Abstract: A flange for connecting a vibration damper tube to a module tube of a vibration damper may include one or more fluid ducts, by which the module tube is fluidically coupled to the vibration damper tube. The flange may further include a plastic body in which the fluid duct for the fluidic coupling is formed and wherein connection elements are provided that extend between the vibration damper tube and the module tube. The connection elements may form a retaining connection between the vibration damper tube and the module tube. The plastic body may comprise two opposite side walls, and the connection elements may be formed by metal plates arranged on the side walls. The plastic body may also comprise retaining means for the retaining of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Klaus Schmidt, Michael Fritz
  • Publication number: 20180160957
    Abstract: The invention concerns lancets with a lancet needle, the tip of the lancet needle being embedded in an elastic material. Furthermore the invention concerns lancets where the tip of the lancet needle is surrounded by a hollow body which partially consists of an elastic material that can be pierced by the tip of the lancet needle during the lancing process and which reseals the tip of the lancet needle in the hollow body when it is retracted. In addition the invention concerns a lancet magazine in which the lancets are accommodated in individual chambers, each chamber having an opening through which the tip of the lancet needle can pass, which is sealed by an elastic material. Finally the invention concerns the use of an elastic material as a component of a lancet or a lancet magazine to maintain the sterility of at least the tip of a lancet needle in the unused state and to hygienically protect at least the tip of a lancet needle in the used state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, Herbert Argauer, Hans List, Thomas Weiss, Frank Deck, Claudio Immekus
  • Publication number: 20180055431
    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: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, Klaus-Dieter Sacherer, Hans List, Thomas Weiss, Frank Deck, Claudio Immekus
  • Patent number: 9901296
    Abstract: The invention concerns lancets with a lancet needle, the tip of the lancet needle being embedded in an elastic material. Furthermore the invention concerns lancets where the tip of the lancet needle is surrounded by a hollow body which partially consists of an elastic material that can be pierced by the tip of the lancet needle during the lancing process and which reseals the tip of the lancet needle in the hollow body when it is retracted. In addition the invention concerns a lancet magazine in which the lancets are accommodated in individual chambers, each chamber having an opening through which the tip of the lancet needle can pass, which is sealed by an elastic material. Finally the invention concerns the use of an elastic material as a component of a lancet or a lancet magazine to maintain the sterility of at least the tip of a lancet needle in the unused state and to hygienically protect at least the tip of a lancet needle in the used state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, Herbert Argauer, Hans List, Thomas Weiss, Frank Deck, Claudio Immekus
  • Patent number: 9839387
    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: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, Klaus-Dieter Sacherer, Hans List, Thomas Weiss, Frank Deck, Claudio Immekus
  • Publication number: 20170245534
    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: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Michael FRITZ, Anthony WHITE, Jeffrey PHILLIPS, James CATTIN, Robert BLONG, Bruce A. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170097062
    Abstract: A flange for connecting a vibration damper tube to a module tube of a vibration damper may include one or more fluid ducts, by which the module tube is fluidically coupled to the vibration damper tube. The flange may further include a plastic body in which the fluid duct for the fluidic coupling is formed and wherein connection elements are provided that extend between the vibration damper tube and the module tube. The connection elements may form a retaining connection between the vibration damper tube and the module tube. The plastic body may comprise two opposite side walls, and the connection elements may be formed by metal plates arranged on the side walls. The plastic body may also comprise retaining means for the retaining of the plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Klaus Schmidt, Michael Fritz
  • 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