Patents by Inventor Michael Müller

Michael Müller 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: 20240188484
    Abstract: A method for operating an autonomous mobile green space processing robot, wherein the green space processing robot includes a drive system for propulsion of the green space processing robot. The method includes: a) monitoring whether a sticking presumption criterion is met, wherein the sticking presumption criterion is characteristic of suspected sticking of the green space processing robot; b) if the sticking presumption criterion is met, operating the drive system for a movement change of the green space processing robot and monitoring whether a sticking confirmation criterion is met, wherein the sticking confirmation criterion is that the movement change does not occur; and c) if the sticking confirmation criterion is met, initiating a sticking countermeasure of the green space processing robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Christian HORNGACHER, Philip WOLF, Alexander BIECHL, Alexander RIEGER, Christoph STEINLECHNER, Peter RITZER, Michael REITTER, Tobias MUELLER
  • Patent number: 12007032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating a mechanical seal assembly (1) having a mechanical seal (2) with a rotating sliding ring (3) and a stationary sliding ring (4), defining a sealing gap (5) between the sliding surfaces thereof, comprising the steps of: collecting operating data and/or environmental data of the mechanical seal (2), transmitting the collected operating data and/or environmental data to a digital twin (31) of the mechanical seal (2), simulating and monitoring the operation of the mechanical seal (2) using the digital twin (31) based on the transmitted operating data and/or environmental data of the mechanical seal (2), and retransmitting a simulation result and/or data of the digital twin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: EagleBurgmann Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Otschik, Michael Müller, Klaus Lang, Rolf Johannes, Armin Laxander
  • Patent number: 11992561
    Abstract: Described is an oral thin film comprising at least one matrix layer, wherein the at least one matrix layer comprises at least one pharmaceutically active agent, at least one polyvinyl alcohol and at least one polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol graft copolymer, a method for producing same, and use thereof as a medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Markus Müller, Mario Ficker, Michael Linn, Florian Hammes
  • Publication number: 20240167913
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a virtual image including a display element for generating an image, an optical waveguide for expanding an exit pupil, and an antiglare element, which is arranged after the optical waveguide in the beam path and is configured as a shutter comprising slats, wherein the slats are braced in pre-tensioning equipment outside of a visible region of the apparatus, and rest against a contacting element under pretension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Felicitas Wille, Oliver Müller, Michael Döbler, Bjoern Hebestreit
  • Publication number: 20240165052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oral thin film, comprising at least one layer which contains at least one polyvinyl alcohol and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane, and to the use of such an oral thin film as a medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Michael LINN, Mario FICKER, Claudia NORELLI, Markus MÜLLER, Christoph SCHMITZ
  • Publication number: 20240156727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a water-erodible, water-soluble or water-dispersible active-ingredient-administering form, in which, firstly, a film suitable as an oral film-administering form is produced which contains the active ingredient and in which a surface of the film is activated in a subsequent step in order to generate a tacky surface, followed by rolling up the activated film to form a rolled-up laminate. The present invention also relates to rolled-up laminates produced according to this method. Corresponding laminates are very stable, such that they can be dispensed and cut, and are suitable on account of their area density, which is very high by comparison with conventional OTF products, for administering active ingredients which have to be given in larger amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Markus MÜLLER, Christoph SCHMITZ, Michael LINN
  • Publication number: 20240157368
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the treatment of streams derived from construction and/or demolition (C&D) debris, such as C&D fines streams, asphalt shingles, drywall, or wood. The process can include a kinetic pulverization stage through a kinetic pulverizer where the frangible materials are size-reduced and the ductile materials are liberated and remain as an oversized fraction. The feedstock can include infrangible materials that also remains as an oversized fraction. The pulverized material is then subjected to a separation stage, which may include mechanical and/or magnetic screening, to separate the oversized material comprising the ductile material, and optionally larger particles of the infrangible material, from the size-reduced material comprising the frangible material, and optionally small particles of infrangible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher MUELLER, Michael DROLET, Peter EVERSON, Terri WARD
  • Publication number: 20240158100
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for servicing an aircraft by a ground service unit. The method comprises reading a wireless parameter signal from a transponder at the aircraft, decoding the wireless parameter signal to derive at least one aircraft parameter of a water supply system and/or a waste system of the aircraft, moving a servicing equipment interface to a service panel of the aircraft, connecting the servicing equipment interface to a coupling at the service panel, servicing the aircraft via the servicing equipment interface corresponding to the at least one aircraft parameter, and writing a service parameter into the transponder at the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Frank SCHNEIDER, Hannes MÜLLER, Michael REMPE, Tim LÜBBERT, Frederik ALBERS
  • Publication number: 20240161435
    Abstract: Examples described herein provide a method for point cloud alignment. The method includes receiving a first set of three-dimensional (3D) points of an environment. The method further includes capturing a second set of 3D points of the environment using a sensor of a processing system. The method further includes aligning the first set of 3D points of the environment with the second set of 3D points of the environment to create a point cloud of the environment. The method further includes generating, on a display of the processing system, a graphical representation of the point cloud of the environment. The graphical representation displays at least a portion of the first set of 3D points of the environment as an augmented reality element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Angelo Wostal, John Chan, Michael MÜLLER, Daniel Korgel, Daniel Pompe
  • Patent number: 11975458
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cutting a base web with a separating device as well as a corresponding method, where the separating device can cut a base web into individual bases which can be guided under a fresh product. The separating device comprises a knife device and a counter cutting device, each of which comprise at least two cutting edges. The knife device and/or the counter cutting devices can be moved to and fro in two directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ALBERT HANDTMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Mueller, Peter Willburger, Michael Heim, Robin Volz
  • Patent number: 11975527
    Abstract: In some examples, a screen printing unit includes a screen printing forme cylinder, an impression cylinder, and a frame including two frame side walls. The screen printing unit further includes first and second base modules, each comprising two stationary base side walls that each have a one-piece design. Each base module includes four installation areas for rotational transport bodies whose positions coincide in the base modules, and the respective first and second installation areas of each base module form a respective selection group of the base module. An impression cylinder cooperating with the screen printing forme cylinder is in one of the installation areas of the selection group of the first base module, and a respective rotational transport body is arranged in each of the four installation areas of the base modules. A functionally different rotational transport body is arranged in an installation area of the first base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Michael Müller, Martin Palme, Emmanuel Thony
  • Publication number: 20240138854
    Abstract: A broach for preparing bone for receiving an anchor for a prosthesis comprises a body comprising a superior surface and a socket extending into the superior surface, and an anchoring component extending from the body comprising a spoke extending laterally from the body and a spoke tip extending proximally from the spoke above the superior surface. A system can comprise a distal broach component comprising a broach body, a socket extending into a superior surface of the broach body, and a plurality of cutting spokes extending radially from the broach body, each of the plurality of cutting spokes separated by an interval pattern, and a proximal broach component comprising a spacer body configured to attach to the superior surface of the broach body, and a plurality of spacer spokes extending radially from the spacer body, each of the plurality of spacer spokes separated by the interval pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Cody Johnathon Holmes, Michael Mueller, Steven E. Stump
  • Publication number: 20240144835
    Abstract: Systems and methods for radar-based aircraft maneuver actions are provided. An example computer-implemented method includes transmitting, using one or more transmitters onboard an aircraft, one or more radio signals. Reflected radio data corresponding to one or more radio signals reflected from a plurality of radio detection and ranging (“radar”) reflectors placed at a plurality of locations associated with an aerial facility can be received using one or more radio receivers onboard the aircraft. A location for the aircraft can be computed based on the radio data and the plurality of locations associated with the aerial facility at which the radar reflectors are placed. A maneuver action for the aircraft can be initiated at a particular landing pad of the aerial facility based on the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Burghardt, Karsten Mueller, Andreas Stelzer, Heinz Haderer, Simon Scott
  • Publication number: 20240140024
    Abstract: Methods of creating additive manufactured parts include selectively dispensing, in a shape area according to a layer of a part to be created by additive manufacturing, a second composition onto a top surface of a first composition in a vat, wherein a polymerization component is in the second composition. In some cases, polymerization components for formation of the layer are kept separate from each other until the dispensing. In some cases, a first polymerization component is in the first composition, and a second polymerization component is in the second composition. The top surface is illuminated to expose the first composition and the second composition to light having a polymerization wavelength, thereby causing polymerization of the layer of the part only in the shape area. The dispensing comprises customizing a reaction variable of the polymerization to customize reaction kinetics in different portions of the shape area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Intrepid Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Wynne, Shirley Lee, Jamie Lynn Etcheson, Christopher Sean Tanner, Robert Lee Mueller, Ivan Dejesus Chousal, James Michael Pingel
  • Publication number: 20240139522
    Abstract: In some examples, the disclosure relates to system, devices, and techniques for delivering electrical stimulation therapy to treat patient disorders. In some example, the disclosure is directed to a method including controlling, using processing circuitry, the delivery of an electrical stimulation therapy to a patient via a medical device, wherein the electrical stimulation therapy includes a plurality of bi-phasic pulses, each pulse of the di¬phasic pulses including a first phase followed by a second phase, and wherein the plurality 7 of bi-phasic pulses are configured to substantially block transmission of neural activity? along nerve fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Leonid M. Litvak, Jeffery Michael Kramer, Jerel Keith Mueller
  • Publication number: 20240141630
    Abstract: A water supply system for a plurality of water consumer units in an aircraft. The system includes a main tank configured to store a main supply of water, a main water pipe connected to an outlet of the main tank, and a plurality of water networks, each configured to conduct water from the main tank to at least one of the plurality of water consumer units. The plurality of water consumer units is partitioned in a first group of water consumer units and at least a second group of water consumer units. Each of the plurality of water networks includes a conveying device configured to convey water to each water consumer unit of one of the groups. The water supply system further includes a cross-feed valve configured to fluidically connect or separate the plurality of water networks downstream of the conveying devices in the plurality of water networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Frederik ALBERS, Frank SCHNEIDER, Hannes MÜLLER, Axel SCHREINER, Tim LÜBBERT, Michael REMPE
  • Patent number: 11971162
    Abstract: A light-emitting carpet or light-emitting trim panel that employs a translucent polymer sheet that has a protective layer and a plurality of cavities configured to accept a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged to generate light where the LEDs are configured to align and project into the polymeric sheet cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Auria Solutions UK I, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sascha Rauch, Philipp Hilbert, Gerrit Symkenberg, Michael Mueller
  • Patent number: 11973652
    Abstract: Disclosed is a field detection device designed to be connected to at least one access point of a fieldbus network via at least one interface. The field detection device is designed to initiate or execute, for each of at least two connection protocols, an associated query in at least one fieldbus segment of the fieldbus network and to detect which field devices and fieldbus components in said at least one fieldbus segment can be accessed via the connection protocol in question. Furthermore, the field detection device is designed to provide a connection directory in which at least one connection protocol is specified for each field device and for each fieldbus component of a set of field devices and fieldbus components of the at least one fieldbus segment, by means of which connection protocol the field device in question or the fieldbus component in question can be accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG
    Inventors: Michael Mayer, Werner Luber, Stefan Müller Osolin
  • Publication number: 20240131985
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a central light control unit and a plurality of interior light modules, each of which includes a single light source or a plurality of light sources. The motor vehicle also includes a data bus via which the central light control unit and the interior light modules are coupled to one another. The central light control unit is configured to transmit control commands to the interior light modules in order to trigger motor vehicle interior lighting effects, wherein control information, which is included in the control commands and includes at least one color value and one brightness value for the interior light modules, is created based on runtime-variable input data. The runtime-variable input data is based on current ambient conditions of the motor vehicle and/or variable data sources of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Felix CONRAD, Michael MUELLER, Sebastian MUELLER, Jens VEDDELER
  • Patent number: 11964273
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to reversible sealing of a microfluidic chip used for thermal incubation of an aqueous sample suspected to contain a target nucleic acid. The microfluidic chip contains a flow channel and a plurality of reaction compartments, into which the sample and a displacement fluid are introduced through an inlet port sealable by means of a sealing agent having a melting point above room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Glauser, Daniel Müller, Michael Zeder, Uta Schaffner