Patents by Inventor Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser 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: 11319444
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions based on organopolysiloxanes containing organyloxy groups which have improved wetting behavior, and especially improved early stability, contain (A) organopolysiloxanes composed of units RaR1b(OR2)cSiO(4?a?b?c)/2??(I), (B) organosilicon compounds (R4O)dSiR3(4?d)??(II), and/or their partial hydrolysates, and (C) organosilicon compounds containing basic nitrogen (R6O)eSiR5(4?e)??(III), and/or their partial hydrolysates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Wolfram Schindler, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11214439
    Abstract: A tugger cart includes a tugger frame having a first side member, a second side member, and a clasping member. A plurality of wheels are coupled to a bottom of the tugger frame. Each of the first side member and the second side member include a plurality of roller wheels rotatably coupled to an inner side and rotatable about a horizontal axis. The plurality of roller wheels align along an angled plane that declines from a rear of the tugger frame to a front of the tugger frame. The clasping member includes at least one fixed arm, at least one telescoping arm, an actuator, and a grab arm extendable and retractable from the at least one telescoping arm. The actuator converts the telescoping arm between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: J-Tec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Wayne Knepp, Christopher Jacob Camp, Wayne Andrew Knepp, Nicholas Michael Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20210276806
    Abstract: A tugger cart includes a tugger frame having a first side member, a second side member, and a clasping member. A plurality of wheels are coupled to a bottom of the tugger frame. Each of the first side member and the second side member include a plurality of roller wheels rotatably coupled to an inner side and rotatable about a horizontal axis. The plurality of roller wheels align along an angled plane that declines from a rear of the tugger frame to a front of the tugger frame. The clasping member includes at least one fixed arm, at least one telescoping arm, an actuator, and a grab arm extendable and retractable from the at least one telescoping arm. The actuator converts the telescoping arm between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Wayne Knepp, Christopher Jacob Camp, Wayne Andrew Knepp, Nicholas Michael Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20210157505
    Abstract: A device records operating data of a motorized tool. The device is arranged on the tool, wherein the device has: a recording and/or evaluation device, wherein the recording and/or evaluation device is designed to record at least one variable, wherein the variable is dependent on an operating state of the tool, and to evaluate the recorded variable in order to identify the operating data, and/or to record the operating data. An operating data memory is provided, wherein the operating data memory is designed to store the identified and/or recorded operating data. A communication interface is designed, in a state connected to an external appliance, to wirelessly transmit the stored operating data thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Michael KAISER, André VAAS, Kay-Steffen GURR, Michael GRAMM
  • Publication number: 20210157297
    Abstract: A method adapts an apparatus to a motor-driven tool from a set of different types of motor-driven tools. The apparatus is arranged on the tool. The method has the steps of: capturing an identifier of the tool by way of the apparatus, and transmitting an item of type-specific configuration information from a database to the apparatus on the basis of the captured identifier in such a manner that the apparatus is designed to process operating data of the tool in a type-specific manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Michael KAISER, Andre VAAS, Kay-Steffen GURR
  • Patent number: 11014593
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an improved tugger and rider cart assembly system is presented. The system comprising a tugger cart with a central space to receive a rider cart; the tugger cart having both front side and rear side pluralities of transport wheels approximately parallel to, but not touching, ground; a front side and a rear side loading wheel positioned closer to the ground than the transport wheels; a rider cart having a first wing and a second wing, both wings having a curved portion; and wherein the loading wheels and wing curved portions can be operatively connected to allow a user to move the rider cart onto the tugger cart thereby allowing the tugger cart to transport the rider cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Wayne Knepp, Kris A. Buckert, Nicholas Michael Kaiser, Ryan Wilham Greiner
  • Publication number: 20210122920
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions based on organopolysiloxanes containing organyloxy groups which have improved wetting behavior, and especially improved early stability, contain (A) organopolysiloxanes composed of units RaR1b(OR2)cSiO(4-a-b-c)/2??(I), (B) organosilicon compounds (R4O)dSiR3(4-d)??(II), and/or their partial hydrolysates, and (C) organosilicon compounds containing basic nitrogen (R6O)eSiR5(4-e)??(III), and/or their partial hydrolysates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Wolfram SCHINDLER, Michael KAISER
  • Patent number: 10839713
    Abstract: A training system includes a computer system, a display system and a motion capture device. During use the training system presents a computer simulation of a virtual subject capable of exhibiting nystagmus to a trainee. The movements of the trainee are captured using the computer system during the administration of an HGN test to the virtual subject. During the administration of the HGN test to the virtual subject, the training system simulates nystagmus in the virtual subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: The University of Texas System, Sam Houston State University, Eye T. Plus, LLC
    Inventors: Marjorie A. Zielke, Michael Kaiser, Timothy Lewis, Christopher Gonzales, Cecelia Marquart, John F. Kay, Gary Hardee, Matthew Dusek, Kenneth Authier
  • Patent number: 10703057
    Abstract: A device for producing textile planar structures formed of a plurality of portions deposited beside one another of fiber rovings. A supply device provides a fiber rovings at a transfer installation. A plurality of path guiding rails are disposed beside one another and above the depositing face. A gripper unit and a cutting unit are disposed on each path guiding rail. Each gripper unit and each cutting unit is movable and positionable along the path guiding rail independently of the gripper units and cutting units of the other path guiding rails. The gripper units grab the fiber roving from the transfer installation and move their free end to a desired terminal position. The cutting units severs the rovings at a cutting position. The gripper units and the cutting units have a downholder for pressing the fiber roving against the depositing face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Voith Patent GmbH, Audi AG
    Inventors: Michael Kaiser, Manfred Burkhard, Marco Goettinger, Andreas Proehl
  • Patent number: 10676360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for separating semi-conducting and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from each other and, if present, from other carbonaceous material, or for separating semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from other carbonaceous material via density separation using a solution of a polytungstate; to semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes obtained by this method; and to the use of these semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CLAP Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wieland Reis, Alexander Kraus, Jules Mikhael, Michael Kaiser, Matthias Georg Schwab, Thomas Weitz, Michel Kettner
  • Publication number: 20200163517
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a suction device that includes a suction unit and a removable filtering device. The suction unit generates a suction flow that flows through the filtering device when arranged on the suction device, in which, after the suction unit is started up, a check is performed of whether the filtering device is present, and if detected as not present, the suction unit is switched off. An evaluation unit uses check data to determine whether a switch-off signal is to be generated for the suction unit. The evaluation unit uses an algorithm or a table to arrive at a decision on switching off the suction unit based on the check data. The table contains at least one threshold value or the algorithm defines at least one threshold value, wherein the at least one threshold value is a threshold value for switching off the suction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Thorsten Langen, Michael Kaiser, Gábor Peflof, Juergen Steinbach, Heiko Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20190308651
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an improved tugger and rider cart assembly system is presented. The system comprising a tugger cart with a central space to receive a rider cart; the tugger cart having both front side and rear side pluralities of transport wheels approximately parallel to, but not touching, ground; a front side and a rear side loading wheel positioned closer to the ground than the transport wheels; a rider cart having a first wing and a second wing, both wings having a curved portion; and wherein the loading wheels and wing curved portions can be operatively connected to allow a user to move the rider cart onto the tugger cart thereby allowing the tugger cart to transport the rider cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: J-Tec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Wayne Knepp, Kris A. Buckert, Nicholas Michael Kaiser, Ryan Wilham Greiner
  • Patent number: 10277775
    Abstract: A method for compensating tone value fluctuation in inkjet printing includes generating multi-bit halftone images of pixels on a computer during prepress screening for color separations with multiple tone values out of print image data, forwarding multi-bit halftone images to a control unit of an inkjet printing machine, and printing the multi-bit halftone on the machine, wherein encoded binary values of multi-bit halftone images correspond to ink drop sizes to be generated by the machine. The computer introduces additional binary values of multi-bit halftone images not corresponding to ink drop sizes in pixel positions of multi-bit halftone images where occurring tone value fluctuations are to be compensated for by modified ink drop sizes, causing additional binary values to be ignored by the machine in a regular print mode, and assigning additional binary values to modified ink drop sizes in a correction print mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Dirk Kirchhoff, Bernd Stritzel, Michael Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10226955
    Abstract: A method for setting up and carrying out a print job on an inkjet printing machine having print heads and a thermal dryer includes printing onto a substrate using water-based black and chromatic inks. First test prints of a first test chart with different area coverage test patches are generated on the substrate using black ink, thermally drying the first test prints at different temperatures and evaluating dried first test prints to determine a dryer operating temperature during the print job. A second test print of a second test chart with different ink amount test patches is generated on the substrate using chromatic inks, thermally drying the second test print at the temperature, and evaluating the dried second test print to determine a total ink amount for operating the print heads during the print job. The machine receives temperature and total ink amount and prints the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Axel Hauck, Sabine Roehl, Michael Kaiser, Rolf Mueller, Nikolaus Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20180361688
    Abstract: A device for producing textile planar structures formed of a plurality of portions deposited beside one another of fiber rovings. A supply device provides a fiber rovings at a transfer installation. A plurality of path guiding rails are disposed beside one another and above the depositing face. A gripper unit and a cutting unit are disposed on each path guiding rail. Each gripper unit and each cutting unit is movable and positionable along the path guiding rail independently of the gripper units and cutting units of the other path guiding rails. The gripper units grab the fiber roving from the transfer installation and move their free end to a desired terminal position. The cutting units severs the rovings at a cutting position. The gripper units and the cutting units have a downholder for pressing the fiber roving against the depositing face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: MICHAEL KAISER, MANFRED BURKHARD, MARCO GOETTINGER, ANDREAS PROEHL
  • Publication number: 20180288277
    Abstract: A method for compensating tone value fluctuation in inkjet printing includes generating multi-bit halftone images of pixels on a computer during prepress screening for color separations with multiple tone values out of print image data, forwarding multi-bit halftone images to a control unit of an inkjet printing machine, and printing the multi-bit halftone on the machine, wherein encoded binary values of multi-bit halftone images correspond to ink drop sizes to be generated by the machine. The computer introduces additional binary values of multi-bit halftone images not corresponding to ink drop sizes in pixel positions of multi-bit halftone images where occurring tone value fluctuations are to be compensated for by modified ink drop sizes, causing additional binary values to be ignored by the machine in a regular print mode, and assigning additional binary values to modified ink drop sizes in a correction print mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: DIRK KIRCHHOFF, BERND STRITZEL, MICHAEL KAISER
  • Publication number: 20180281487
    Abstract: A method for setting up and carrying out a print job on an inkjet printing machine having print heads and a thermal dryer includes printing onto a substrate using water-based black and chromatic inks. First test prints of a first test chart with different area coverage test patches are generated on the substrate using black ink, thermally drying the first test prints at different temperatures and evaluating dried first test prints to determine a dryer operating temperature during the print job. A second test print of a second test chart with different ink amount test patches is generated on the substrate using chromatic inks, thermally drying the second test print at the temperature, and evaluating the dried second test print to determine a total ink amount for operating the print heads during the print job. The machine receives temperature and total ink amount and prints the print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: AXEL HAUCK, SABINE ROEHL, MICHAEL KAISER, ROLF MUELLER, NIKOLAUS PFEIFFER
  • Publication number: 20180043563
    Abstract: A cutting unit includes a blade for cutting at least one fiber, particularly on a cutting support, and particularly for producing fiber preforms which are, in particular, a precursor in the production of fiber-reinforced plastic components. A guide device is arranged so as to guide at least one of either the blade or a cutting support which can be moved relative to the blade, along a linear path in order for cutting to take place. At least one such cutting unit is preferably used in a device for producing fiber preforms which are, in particular, a precursor in the production of fiber-reinforced plastic components. The device has at least one unwinding station for providing at least one fiber, and at least one gripper which can grip individual or a plurality of fibers at their front ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: JAROMIR UFER, MICHAEL KAISER, MANFRED BURKHARD, SEBASTIAN GIERL
  • Publication number: 20170372633
    Abstract: A training system includes a computer system, a display system and a motion capture device. During use the training system presents a computer simulation of a virtual subject capable of exhibiting nystagmus to a trainee. The movements of the trainee are captured using the computer system during the administration of an HGN test to the virtual subject. During the administration of the HGN test to the virtual subject, the training system simulates nystagmus in the virtual subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Marjorie A. Zielke, Michael Kaiser, Timothy Lewis, Christopher Gonzales, Cecelia Marquart, John F. Kay, Gary Hardee, Dusek Matthew, Kenneth Authier
  • Publication number: 20170305745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for separating semi-conducting and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from each other and, if present, from other carbonaceous material, or for separating semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes from other carbonaceous material via density separation using a solution of a polytungstate; to semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes obtained by this method; and to the use of these semi-conducting or metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wieland REIS, Alexander KRAUS, Jules MIKHAEL, Michael KAISER, Matthias Georg SCHWAB, Thomas WEITZ, Michel KETTNER