Patents by Inventor Michael Krueger

Michael Krueger 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: 10393618
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for evaluating or testing stiction in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) devices utilizing a mechanized shock pulse generation approach. In one embodiment, the method includes the step or process of loading a MEMS device, such as a multi-axis MEMS accelerometer, into a socket provided on a Device-Under-Test (DUT) board. After loading the MEMS device into the socket, a series of controlled shock pulses is generated and transmitted through the MEMS device utilizing a mechanized test apparatus. The mechanized test apparatus may, for example, repeatedly move the DUT board over a predefined motion path to generate the controlled shock pulses. In certain cases, transverse vibrations may also be directed through the tested MEMS device in conjunction with the shock pulses. An output of the MEMS device is then monitored to determine whether stiction of the MEMS device occurs during each of the series of controlled shock pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter T. Jones, Arvind Salian, William D. McWhorter, Chad Krueger, John Shipman, Michael Naumann, Larry D. Metzler, Tripti Regmi
  • Patent number: 10385504
    Abstract: The method for the chlorine-free anti-felting treatment of wool comprises the steps of: f) applying a solution onto the wool, wherein the solution has an oxidizing agent based on peroxomono sulphuric acid and a tenside, g) exposing the wool to the solution in order to complete the oxidation process, h) washing out the secondary reaction products from the wool, i) treating the wool using a reduction agent and j) post-washing, wherein the steps are carried out continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOELLER GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Michael Riehl, Jim Valakuzhy, Peter Loacker, Markus Krüger, Kurt Haselwander, Ján {hacek over (S)}iroký, Amalid Mahmud-Ali, Margit Lenninger, Thomas Bechtold
  • Publication number: 20190242171
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drive assembly of a closure element assembly of a motor vehicle, wherein the drive assembly comprises a drive motor and, connected to the drive motor, a feed gearing for generating linear drive movements along a geometrical drive axis, wherein the drive motor and the feed gearing are arranged in a drive train of the drive assembly and the drive train extends between two mechanical drive connections for putting out drive movements and wherein the drive assembly comprises a brake for braking at least a portion of the drive train. It is proposed that the brake is designed such that the braking action of the brake is reduced with an increasing load in the drive train.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Wittelsbuerger, Matthias Fischer, Harald Krueger, Michael Buchheim, Sebastian Schoedel
  • Patent number: 10364641
    Abstract: A mechanically-set packer system for use in a wellbore may include a packer assembly. The packer assembly may include a first ring and a second ring. The packer assembly may also include a packing element positioned between the first ring and the second ring. The packer system may include a mandrel having an interior and an exterior. The packer assembly may be configured to slide onto the exterior of the mandrel. The packer system may further include a line configured to run between the exterior of the mandrel and an interior of the packing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Carmody, Clifford T Frazee, Matthew Krueger, Frank Maenza
  • Patent number: 10358145
    Abstract: An actuating device for shifting stages of a transmission, wherein a displaceable actuator for the manual selection of a shift stage (or driving mode) is provided, which can be adjusted into a plurality of positions. At least some or each of the positions can be assigned necessary conditions for the engagement of a shift stage assigned to the position. If the actuator is displaced into a position for which the conditions necessary for the same are not fulfilled, the associated shift stage is not engaged in the transmission and corresponding first signaling is carried out. Fulfillment of the necessary conditions of the associated shift stage following the displacement of the actuator into the position assigned to the shift stage or following the displacement in the direction of the associated position for the associated shift stage leads to the shift stage in the transmission being engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Sickart, Arne Krüger, Gerd Bofinger
  • Patent number: 10309186
    Abstract: A mechanically-set packer system for use in a wellbore environment may include a mandrel having an interior and an exterior. The system may further include a packing element positioned along the exterior of the mandrel. The system may also include a line positioned between the exterior of the mandrel and an interior of the packing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Carmody, Clifford T Frazee, Wayne Furlan, Matthew Krueger, Frank Maenza
  • Publication number: 20190154512
    Abstract: A method and an infrared measuring system for determining a temperature distribution of a surface without contact includes an infrared detector array with a detector array substrate and respective pluralities of measuring pixels and reference pixels. The measuring pixels are each connected to the detector array substrate with a first thermal conductivity, are sensitive to infrared radiation, and each provide a measurement signal for determining a temperature measurement value that depends on the intensity of the incident infrared radiation. The reference pixels are each connected to the detector array substrate with a second thermal conductivity and each provide a measurement signal for determining a temperature measurement value. The reference pixels are implemented as blind pixels that are substantially insensitive to infrared radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Frank, Volkmar Senz, Michael Badeja, Axel Rumberg, Michael Krueger, Helge Dittmer
  • Publication number: 20190154510
    Abstract: A method for contactlessly establishing a temperature of a surface includes determining the temperature measurement values of the plurality of measurement pixels. The method further includes correcting the temperature measurement values by using in each case a pixel-associated temperature drift component. The method further includes at least temporarily suppressing an incidence of infrared radiation onto the infrared detector array using the closure mechanism of the infrared measurement system while temperature measurement values are being determined. The method further includes determining the temperature drift components using the temperature measurement values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Frank, Volkmar Senz, Michael Badeja, Axel Rumberg, Michael Krueger, Helge Dittmer
  • Publication number: 20190154513
    Abstract: A method for contactlessly establishing a temperature of a surface includes determining the temperature measurement values of the plurality of blind pixels and determining temperature measurement values of the plurality of measurement pixels. The method further includes determining a temperature measurement value and a temperature measurement values by subtracting the temperature measurement value of the first blind pixel of the plurality of blind pixels from a temperature measurement value of a second blind pixel of the plurality of blind. The method further includes correcting the temperature measurement values by pixel-associated temperature drift components in each case, wherein the temperature drift components are determined using the temperature measurement value and/or the temperature measurement value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Frank, Volkmar Senz, Michael Badeja, Axel Rumberg, Michael Krueger, Helge Dittmer
  • Patent number: 10285879
    Abstract: A mobility securement system, and method for securing a wheelchair or other mobility device, and its passenger, within a public or private vehicle. In various embodiments, the system includes one or two attachment members, one or two vehicle anchor assemblies and, potentially, at least one fixed or moveable bumper, and may further include a barrier. A tensioning assembly is operably connected to at least one attachment member and vehicle anchor assembly. One or more moveable bumpers are configured to articulate to in turn apply a force against the mobility device, and one attachment member may be hidden behind a stored position of a moveable bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: USSC Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: Christian Hammarskjold, Vlad Balef, Stanley Brzezniak, Jeffrey Krueger, Michael D. Moffa, Dan Smith-Cohen, Paul Vidri
  • Patent number: 10200270
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for correlating media streams and signaling sessions of services, for example, in a passive monitoring system of a packet-switched network. Furthermore, the invention also relates to an implementation of these methods in hardware and software, and provides a signaling plane probe, a media plane probe and a correlation unit. Moreover, a passive monitoring system comprising one or more of these hardware devices is provided. To correlate media streams and signaling sessions of services, the invention proposes to independently generate correlation keys in a media plane probe for monitored media streams and correlation keys for signaling sessions that are monitored by a signaling plane probe in a fashion that matching correlation keys are generated for a respective service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VOIPFUTURE GMBH
    Inventors: Hendrik Scholz, Michael Krueger, Jan Bastian, Michael Wallbaum
  • Patent number: 10131933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to materials and methods suitable for determining the presence or amount of Botulinum toxin (BoNT) in a test sample by means of a luminescence assay in which the substrate peptide is composed of: an amino acid sequence susceptible to proteolytic cleavage by BoNT, an amino acid sequence corresponding to a reporter domain encoding a fluorescent or bioluminescent polypeptide, and a tag suitable for attaching the substrate peptide to a suitable support, preferably by covalent bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
    Inventors: Gregory Stevens, Michael Krueger, Andrea Zgaga-Griesz, Gerald Urban, Dalice Silver
  • Patent number: 9923015
    Abstract: A thermal diode for a photosensor of a thermal imaging camera includes a semiconductor substrate having a surface and two doped structures set apart from each other on the surface. Furthermore, a device is provided for influencing a current between the first and the second structure, in order to reduce a current density in an area near to the surface and to increase it in an area far from the surface. In addition, a topology having an even absorption layer is proposed. The measures proposed have the aim of realizing a low-noise diode for thermal applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Volkmar Senz, Michael Krueger
  • Patent number: 9846087
    Abstract: A device for measuring the temperature in a conductor includes at least one temperature sensor emitting a signal having a frequency changing due to a temperature change. The signals of the temperature sensor are transported through the conductor and the signals are inductively or capacitively coupled out of the conductor and into an evaluation unit for measuring the temperature through coupling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Michael Krueger, Josef Reiter, Andreas Schulz, Thomas Wolf
  • Patent number: 9817053
    Abstract: For testing a transformer (20) the transformer (20) is emulated by an equivalent circuit (30) and an accuracy of the transformer (20) relative to the equivalent circuit (30) is determined by evaluating a test response of the transformer (20) and is then automatically converted to an operating condition-related accuracy of the transformer (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: OMICRON ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Krüger, Dmitry Atlas, Florian Predl, Markus Jäger, Michael Freiburg
  • Patent number: 9791663
    Abstract: A magnetically drivable micromirror having an outer frame, a coil former, and torsion springs, situated in a first plane, the torsion springs having an axis of rotation, and the coil former being connected to the outer frame by the torsion springs so as to be capable of rotational motion about the axis of rotation, having a mirror element that is situated in a second plane parallel to the first plane, the mirror element being connected to the coil former by an intermediate layer. A 2D scanner having a first magnetically drivable micromirror and a second drivable mirror, and to a method for producing a micromirror are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Pinter, Heribert Weber, Frank Fischer, Michael Krueger, Joerg Muchow, Christoph Friese
  • Patent number: 9602376
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and systems for detecting periodic impairments of media streams of real-time communication sessions within a packet-switched network. The invention is performed in a passive monitoring system monitoring a plurality of media streams providing quality data records for each monitored media stream and for predefined time intervals. For each media stream a frequency distribution is generated, which is indicative of the number of good quality data records between two quality data records indicative of impairment. If a maximum exists in the media stream's frequency distribution for a given number of consecutive good quality data records, the stream is determined to be periodically impaired and said given number of consecutive good quality data records for which the maximum exists indicates the periodicity in the impairment of the media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: VoIPFuture GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Wallbaum, Michael Krüger
  • Patent number: 9393572
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipe separator (5) for electrostatically separating particles of a mixture of valuable materials, e.g., a mineral salt mixture, having different electrical charges, comprising a carrier pipe (10), wherein the carrier pipe has two field electrodes (8, 9) arranged opposite each other for generating an electric field, wherein the field electrodes (8, 9) are covered toward the inside by an insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: K+S AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Kurt Binder, Frank Bock, Michael Krueger, Fabian Stich
  • Publication number: 20160195435
    Abstract: A device for measuring the temperature in a conductor includes at least one temperature sensor emitting a signal having a frequency changing due to a temperature change. The signals of the temperature sensor are transported through the conductor and the signals are inductively or capacitively coupled out of the conductor and into an evaluation unit for measuring the temperature through coupling elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL KRUEGER, JOSEF REITER, ANDREAS SCHULZ, THOMAS WOLF
  • Patent number: 9315331
    Abstract: A machine for processing sheets of different formats includes a pneumatic drum having an outer sleeve with pneumatic nozzle channels and an inner sleeve with a covering segment for covering the nozzle channels in a format-dependent way. A motor is provided to rotate the inner sleeve relative to the outer sleeve while the machine is running to carry out a flying format change of the pneumatic drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Michael Gieser, Michael Krueger, Helmut Meyer