Patents by Inventor Michael Martin Uhl

Michael Martin Uhl 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: 11142927
    Abstract: A door locking apparatus is provided including a first plate, a second plate, a front assembly, a lock clip, and at least one control. The first plate includes at least one vertical slot. The lock clip is rotatably attached to the front assembly and includes at least one horizontal slot in a first end. The at least one control is mounted to the first plate and includes at least one protrusion. The at least one protrusion projects through the at least on vertical slot and through the at least one horizontal slot. The at least one control moves vertically between a first position and a second position. The lock clip is in an open position when the at least one control is in the first position and a locked position when the at least one control is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Will Root, Michael Martin Uhl, Alex Couweleers
  • Patent number: 10972905
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled mirror includes; a mirror, a wireless data system, and a data output interface. The mirror has a front side and a back side. The wireless data system includes a wireless data module. The wireless data system is fixed to the back side of the mirror. The wireless data module is configured to communicate with a user device and to receive a wireless stream of data from the user device. The data output interface is configured to receive data from the wireless data module, and the data is derived from the wireless stream of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Michael Martin Uhl, Steven M Swedenburg
  • Patent number: 10939522
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving a desired light color temperature-time function. A first drive signal parameter is selected for a first light source having a first color temperature and a second drive signal parameter is selected for a second light source having a second color temperature. The drive signal parameters are selected to create a color temperature for a value of the desired light color temperature-time function. First light is emitted from the first light source and second light from the second light source. The first light and the second light combine to form blended light at the color temperature for the value from the desired light color temperature-time function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Richard Allen Lindsay, Michael Martin Uhl, Johann Friedrich Adam
  • Patent number: 10841992
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving a desired light color temperature-time function. A first drive signal parameter is selected for a first light source having a first color temperature and a second drive signal parameter is selected for a second light source having a second color temperature. The drive signal parameters are selected to create a color temperature for a value of the desired light color temperature-time function. First light is emitted from the first light source and second light from the second light source. The first light and the second light combine to form blended light at the color temperature for the value from the desired light color temperature-time function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Richard Allen Lindsay, Michael Martin Uhl, Johann Friedrich Adam
  • Publication number: 20200224458
    Abstract: A door locking apparatus is provided including a first plate, a second plate, a front assembly, a lock clip, and at least one control. The first plate includes at least one vertical slot. The lock clip is rotatably attached to the front assembly and includes at least one horizontal slot in a first end. The at least one control is mounted to the first plate and includes at least one protrusion. The at least one protrusion projects through the at least on vertical slot and through the at least one horizontal slot. The at least one control moves vertically between a first position and a second position. The lock clip is in an open position when the at least one control is in the first position and a locked position when the at least one control is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Will Root, Michael Martin Uhl, Alex Couweleers
  • Patent number: 10634910
    Abstract: An apparatus to provide reflection and information includes a mirror, which has a front side and a backside and further includes a glass layer. The glass layer has an area and a first reflectivity. A reflective layer is adhered to the backside of the mirror and a protective layer is adhered to the reflective layer. The reflective layer further includes a vanishing viewing window. Within the vanishing viewing window at least a part of the protective layer is removed from the to provide a second reflectivity for the vanishing viewing window, such that the first reflectivity is greater than the second reflectivity. The apparatus includes a data display. The data display is positioned behind the vanishing viewing window, such that when a user views the front side, the user sees a reflection in the mirror when the data display is in an off state and when the data display is in an on state the user sees a reflection in the mirror and data in the vanishing viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., Michael Martin Uhl, James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Robert Larry Zerr
  • Patent number: 10462651
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled content delivery device includes a surface; a wireless data system and a data output interface. The surface has a front side and a back side. The wireless data system includes a wireless data module. The wireless data system is fixed to the back side of the surface. The wireless data module is configured to communicate with a user device and to receive a wireless stream of data from the user device. The data output interface is configured to receive data from the wireless data module, and the data is derived from the wireless stream of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Michael Martin Uhl, Steven M Swedenburg, Robert Eric Verme, Roger R Pangan
  • Publication number: 20180003971
    Abstract: An apparatus to provide reflection and information includes a mirror, which has a front side and a backside and further includes a glass layer. The glass layer has an area and a first reflectivity. A reflective layer is adhered to the backside of the mirror and a protective layer is adhered to the reflective layer. The reflective layer further includes a vanishing viewing window. Within the vanishing viewing window at least a part of the protective layer is removed from the to provide a second reflectivity for the vanishing viewing window, such that the first reflectivity is greater than the second reflectivity. The apparatus includes a data display. The data display is positioned behind the vanishing viewing window, such that when a user views the front side, the user sees a reflection in the mirror when the data display is in an off state and when the data display is in an on state the user sees a reflection in the mirror and data in the vanishing viewing window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel Jr., JR., Michael Martin Uhl, James Vernon Mischel, SR., Robert Larry Zerr
  • Patent number: 9817526
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled content delivery apparatus includes a surface. The surface has a front side and a back side. An electronics board has a through hole. A conductive touch pad layer is placed between the back side of the surface and the electronics board. The electronics board further includes a conductive element. The conductive element passes through the through hole. A wireless data module is part of a wireless data system. The wireless data system is attached to the electronics board and the wireless data module is electrically connected to a first end of the conductive element. The electronics board is coupled to the back side of the surface and is aligned so that a second end of the conductive element is in electrical contact with the touch pad layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Michael Martin Uhl, Roger R Pangan
  • Patent number: 9686673
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled content delivery apparatus includes a surface; a wireless data system and a data output interface. The surface has a front side and a back side. The wireless data system includes a wireless data module. The wireless data system is fixed to the back side of the surface. The wireless data module is configured to communicate with a user device and to receive a wireless stream of data from the user device. The data output interface is configured to receive data from the wireless data module, and the data is derived from the wireless stream of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Michael Martin Uhl, Steven M Swedenburg, Robert Eric Verme, Roger R Pangan
  • Publication number: 20160327787
    Abstract: A vanishing system and methods include a first glass layer which has a front side, a back side, a viewing area, and a reflective area the viewing area is substantially transparent. The vanishing system includes a second glass layer. The second glass layer has a front side, a back side, and a partially reflective layer, the partially reflective layer is in contact with one of the front side of the second glass layer or the back side of the second glass layer. The second glass layer covers the viewing area on the back side of the first glass layer. A sensor has a length and a width. The sensor is located on the back side of the second glass layer. The first glass layer and the second glass layer are coupled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, SR., Michael Martin Uhl
  • Patent number: 9307849
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first channel element; the first channel element has a first end and a second end and a length; and a first light element. The first light element has a length. A length of the first channel element is established using the length of the first light element. The first channel element further includes a coupleable area. The coupleable area permits the first channel element to be coupled to a second channel element, wherein the mirror chassis is formed thereby. A method to establish a set of channel element lengths for a mirror chassis includes selecting a set of light element lengths and then determining a channel element length from each light element length. The channel element length is selected to permit mounting a light element associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Martin Uhl
  • Publication number: 20150036327
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first channel element; the first channel element has a first end and a second end and a length; and a first light element. The first light element has a length. A length of the first channel element is established using the length of the first light element. The first channel element further includes a coupleable area. The coupleable area permits the first channel element to be coupled to a second channel element, wherein the mirror chassis is formed thereby. A method to establish a set of channel element lengths for a mirror chassis includes selecting a set of light element lengths and then determining a channel element length from each light element length. The channel element length is selected to permit mounting a light element associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Martin Uhl
  • Publication number: 20140307180
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled content delivery apparatus includes a surface. The surface has a front side and a back side. An electronics board has a through hole. A conductive touch pad layer is placed between the back side of the surface and the electronics board. The electronics board further includes a conductive element. The conductive element passes through the through hole. A wireless data module is part of a wireless data system. The wireless data system is attached to the electronics board and the wireless data module is electrically connected to a first end of the conductive element. The electronics board is coupled to the back side of the surface and is aligned so that a second end of the conductive element is in electrical contact with the touch pad layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James Vernon Mischel, SR., Michael Martin Uhl, Steven M. Swedenburg, Robert Eric Verme, Roger R. Pangan
  • Publication number: 20140066048
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled content delivery apparatus includes a surface; a wireless data system and a data output interface. The surface has a front side and a back side. The wireless data system includes a wireless data module. The wireless data system is fixed to the back side of the surface. The wireless data module is configured to communicate with a user device and to receive a wireless stream of data from the user device. The data output interface is configured to receive data from the wireless data module, and the data is derived from the wireless stream of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Swedenburg, Robert Eric Verme, Roger R. Pangan, James V. Mischel, JR., James Vernon Mischel, SR., Michael Martin Uhl
  • Publication number: 20120081881
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a medicine cabinet door. The medicine cabinet door includes an outer glass layer; the outer glass layer has a front side and a back side and the medicine cabinet door includes an inner glass layer. The apparatus includes an electronic device; the electronic device is mounted on the back side of the outer glass layer. The medicine cabinet door is coupled to a frame; and at least one releasable coupler. The at least one releasable coupler couples the inner glass layer to the medicine cabinet door. A method for making a medicine cabinet door, includes attaching a mounting strip to the back side of an inner glass layer, the mounting strip has a raised edge. Attaching an electronic device to a back side of an outer glass layer, the outer glass layer has a reflective area. Fastening a frame to the back side of the outer glass layer, the frame has a slot; the slot is sized to receive the raised edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR., Michael Martin Uhl