Patents by Inventor Michael Hartmann

Michael Hartmann 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: 20220219259
    Abstract: An ultrashort-pulse compressor includes (a) one or more bulk-optics intersecting a propagation path of an ultrashort-pulsed laser beam multiple times to spectrally broaden a pulse of the laser beam during each of multiple passes through the bulk-optic(s), (b) one or more dispersive optics for compressing a duration of the pulse after each of the multiple passes, and (c) a plurality of focusing elements for focusing the laser beam between the multiple passes. Propagation distances between the bulk-optic(s) and the focusing elements are detuned from imaging such that a spot size of the laser beam, at the bulk-optic(s), is greater at each successive one of the multiple passes. As the laser beam propagates through this compressor, each laser pulse is alternatingly spectral broadened and temporally compressed. The increasing spot size of the laser, for each pass, helps prevent optical damage, run-away self-focusing, and other undesirable outcomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Coherent, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick HARTMANN, Michael HERTWIG
  • Publication number: 20220202385
    Abstract: An X-ray detector unit is disclosed. In an embodiment, the X-ray detector unit includes: at least one analysis unit to process electrical signals delivered from a coupled converter unit and operatable by an operating voltage; an adjustable voltage supply, coupled to the at least one analysis unit, to provide an adjustable supply voltage; an identification unit, assigned to the at least one analysis unit, to provide identification information about the at least one analysis unit in a readable manner; and a communication unit, coupled to the adjustable voltage supply, to read the identification information provided from the identification unit, and based upon the identification information provided, to adjust the adjustable voltage supply to equate the provided supply voltage to the operating voltage of the at least one analysis unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons EISMANN, Stefan LECHNER, Thomas HILDERSCHEID, Stefan HARTMANN, Peter KAEMMERER, Waseem HAIDER, Michael GRAFBERGER
  • Publication number: 20220146568
    Abstract: A method for assessing the state of damage of a semiconductor module that is subject to operational loading, in particular a semiconductor module of a drive system converter, that includes at least one semiconductor component arranged on or in a support structure. It is possible not only to estimate a spent service life for the entire semiconductor module, but also to detect unexpected or undesirable loading states and thus a premature reduction of the remaining service life of the semiconductor module. Continuous load assessments are thus possible already during the operation of the semiconductor module and allow interventions to be made in good time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC POWER DRIVES GMBH
    Inventor: Michael HARTMANN
  • Publication number: 20210380856
    Abstract: Described herein is a two-part condensation curable adhesive composition suitable for adhering a front lens having an inner surface coated with an anti-haze coating to a lamp body to create a sealed lamp unit. In general, once cured in place, residual ingredients from the adhesive composition or by-products of cure reactions thereof do not visibly inhibit functionality of the anti-haze coating of the sealed lamp unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Michael HARTMANN, Thierry DESSILLY
  • Publication number: 20210246502
    Abstract: Surveillance of circulating drug resistant bacteria is essential for healthcare providers to deliver effective empiric antibiotic therapy. However, molecular epidemiology does not occur on a timescale that is optimal for guiding patient treatment. Here the Inventors present a method called neighbor typing for inferring characteristics of an unknown bacterial sample by identifying the its closest relative in a database of known genomes. The Inventors demonstrate an implementation of this principle using sequence k-mer content, to identify both the closest relative and a phenotype of interest, in this case drug resistance. The Inventors show for the examples of S. pneumoniae and N. gonorrhoeae that this technique can be applied to data from an Oxford Nanopore device in real time and is capable of identifying the presence of a known resistant strain in 5 minutes of sequencing and 4 hours from sample collection, even from a clinical metagenomic sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
    Inventors: William HANAGE, Karel BRINDA, Michael Hartmann BAYM
  • Publication number: 20200310084
    Abstract: A telephoto lens having an entrance pupil of between 80 and 110 mm includes a lens head and a focusing component. The lens head, as a first optical assembly, consists of four lens elements with a refractive power sequence that alternates in the light direction. The focusing component is a second optical assembly made of at least two lens elements and has a relative aperture of between 1:4.5 and 1:7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander MARTIN, Michael HARTMANN, Sigrun KAMMANS
  • Publication number: 20200143008
    Abstract: A method and system perform quantum-assisted finite elements-based, design optimization of an object to minimize a shape-specific quantity by manipulating the shape of the object using a processing unit, for example, a Quantum Processing Unit (QPU). As a result, a shape-specific quantity, such as an approximation of sound pressure at a specific position around an object, can be minimized by manipulating the object shape using the QPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Florian NEUKART, Dyon VAN VREUMINGEN, David VON DOLLEN, Arne-Christian VOIGT, Michael HARTMANN, Carsten OTHMER
  • Publication number: 20200024866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking device (1) for containers, doors, cabinets, furniture, or the like, which locking device has a lock plate (4), on which a combination lock (7), which has setting wheels (9), and a secondary lock (8) are arranged, and a stator (3), in relation to which the lock plate (4) having the combination lock (7) and the secondary lock (8) is rotatably arranged, the lock plate (4) having the combination lock (7) arranged thereon and with the secondary lock (8) arranged thereon being able to freely rotate 360 degrees relative to the stator (3) in the locked state of the locking device (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael HARTMANN, Antonio DIGIOVANNI, Joerg RASCHKE, Jakob LAGUTKIN
  • Publication number: 20190012643
    Abstract: A content management system is disclosed for documents and other content for a system operating in legal environment referred to herein as a case management system. The case management system allows attorneys in a legal environment to efficiently store and manage content for their client and case matters. Furthermore, the system encourages attorneys to collaborate with fellow co-workers, clients, and third parties (e.g. expert witnesses) in a secure and confidential environment. The case management system enables attorneys to maintain case files and associated documents more efficiently and thus allow law firms to more productively function as a business that relies heavily upon comprehensive document files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip J. Knox, Bruce M. Gagala, John Kilyk, JR., H. Michael Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10080412
    Abstract: A telescopic handle for a piece of luggage has telescoping inner and outer tubes. A rod fixed on the outer tube has a toothed lower end, a toothed upper end spaced above the toothed lower end, and an untoothed sliding section between the upper and lower ends. The outer end of the inner tube carries a grip and the outer tube is fixed in the piece of luggage. A handle on the grip can be actuated to shift a locking element in the inner tube between a locking position engaging the upper or lower end of the rod of the outer tube and preventing relative movement of the inner and outer tubes and a freeing position permitting such movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUDHAUS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Hartmann, Peter Schulte, Benjamin Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9965747
    Abstract: A content management system is disclosed for documents and other content for a system operating in legal environment referred to herein as a case management system. The case management system allows attorneys in a legal environment to efficiently store and manage content for their client and case matters. Furthermore, the system encourages attorneys to collaborate with fellow co-workers, clients, and third parties (e.g. expert witnesses) in a secure and confidential environment. The case management system enables attorneys to maintain case files and associated documents more efficiently and thus allow law films to more productively function as a business that relies heavily upon comprehensive document files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Leydig, Voit & Meyer, Ltd.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Knox, Bruce M. Gagala, John Kilyk, Jr., H. Michael Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20180023318
    Abstract: A key safe (1) to be attached to a mounting surface has a wall element (4), which can be fixed on the mounting surface and onto which at least one key can be fastened, a housing part (13), by means of which the wall element (4) and optionally the at least one key can be covered, and a combination lock (2), by means of which the wall element (4) and the housing part (13) can be locked to one another when the key safe (1) is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Antonio DI GIOVANNI, Michael HARTMANN
  • Publication number: 20170112250
    Abstract: The invention relates to a telescopic handle (1) for pieces of luggage, in particular travel suitcases, having an outer telescopic tube assembly (2), which is arranged on the piece of luggage in a stationary manner, an inner telescopic tube assembly (4), which can be accommodated in and pulled out of the outer telescopic tube assembly (2), and a handle part (7), which is arranged on the end (6) of the inner telescopic tube assembly (4) that can be pulled out of the outer telescopic tube assembly (2), wherein the telescopic handle (1) can be adjusted from an idle position thereof, in which the inner telescopic tube assembly (4) is accommodated in the outer telescopic tube assembly (2), to an operating position thereof, in which the inner telescopic tube assembly (4) is pulled out of the outer telescopic tube assembly (2) and the piece of luggage can be moved and steered by means of the telescopic handle (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Michael HARTMANN, Peter SCHULTE, Benjamin BECKMANN
  • Patent number: 9444362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rectifier circuit with a three-phase rectifier arrangement (1) of semiconductor valves (2), preferably a bridge rectifier circuit of diodes, wherein the rectifier arrangement (1) comprises a three-phase mains input (3) and a DC output (4), and at least one of the three phases (U, V, W) at the mains input (3) is connected to a first pole connection (A) of a three-pole circuit (5) for diverting an injection current (ih3) into the three-pole circuit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Power Drives GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hartmann, Rudolf Fehringer
  • Patent number: 9421901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power-driven vehicle having at least one camera and at least one lamp, wherein the camera is provided to photograph at least part of the surrounding area of the power-driven vehicle, the lamp is used to illuminate at least sections of part of the surrounding area of the power-driven vehicle, and the lamp can be supplied by a power supply medium of the power-driven vehicle with power having a first frequency to generate the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA
    Inventors: Jens Salmen, Michael Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20160186884
    Abstract: An actuation apparatus includes a housing and a piston. The housing has an inlet for a pneumatic or hydraulic actuation medium to pass into at least one piston space of the housing. The piston is movably arranged in the piston space. The piston can be moved by the actuation medium at least between an open position and a closed position, such that a valve can be actuated at least by movement from the open position into the closed position. In the closed position, the piston and the housing are in operative connection with one another such that a seal is formed downstream of the inlet for sealing the piston space for the actuation medium. At least the regions of the piston and of the housing in operative connection have a modulus of elasticity greater than 10 kN/mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: CCI AG
    Inventor: Michael HARTMANN
  • Publication number: 20160110688
    Abstract: A content management system is disclosed for documents and other content for a system operating in legal environment referred to herein as a case management system. The case management system allows attorneys in a legal environment to efficiently store and manage content for their client and case matters. Furthermore, the system encourages attorneys to collaborate with fellow co-workers, clients, and third parties (e.g. expert witnesses) in a secure and confidential environment. The case management system enables attorneys to maintain case files and associated documents more efficiently and thus allow law films to more productively function as a business that relies heavily upon comprehensive document files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Phillip J. Knox, Bruce M. Gagala, John Kilyk, JR., H. Michael Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9224132
    Abstract: A content management system is disclosed for documents and other content for a system operating in legal environment referred to herein as a case management system. The case management system allows attorneys in a legal environment to efficiently store and manage content for their client and case matters. Furthermore, the system encourages attorneys to collaborate with fellow co-workers, clients, and third parties (e.g. expert witnesses) in a secure and confidential environment. The case management system enables attorneys to maintain case files and associated documents more efficiently and thus allow law firms to more productively function as a business that relies heavily upon comprehensive document files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Knox, Bruce M. Gagala, John Kilyk, Jr., H. Michael Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20150029771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rectifier circuit with a three-phase rectifier arrangement (1) of semiconductor valves (2), preferably a bridge rectifier circuit of diodes, wherein the rectifier arrangement (1) comprises a three-phase mains input (3) and a DC output (4), and at least one of the three phases (U, V, W) at the mains input (3) is connected to a first pole connection (A) of a three-pole circuit (5) for diverting an injection current (ih3) into the three-pole circuit (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Power Drives GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hartmann, Rudolf Fehringer
  • Patent number: 8840732
    Abstract: A door for a dishwasher, in particular for a domestic dishwasher, the door serving for opening and closing the interior of the dishwasher, comprising an inner door which, when the door is closed, is oriented towards the interior and has a surround comprising a top and a bottom periphery, which run essentially horizontally when the door is closed, and two side peripheries, which run essentially vertically when the door is closed, wherein a feed device for dispensing additives is arranged on the inner door, essentially centrally between the side peripheries and in the top third, in particular in the top quarter, of the region between the top and bottom peripheries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hartmann, Dieter Hotz, Cengiz Kücük, Michael Rosenbauer, Bernd Schessl, Erich Schmid, Martin Stickel