Patents by Inventor Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger 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: 10893879
    Abstract: A method of preparing a knee joint for a prosthesis in a patient includes mating a patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface of a femoral alignment guide onto a corresponding three-dimensional femoral joint surface of the patient. The patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface is preoperatively configured from medical scans of the knee joint of the patient. First and second holes are drilled into an anterior portion of the femoral joint surface through corresponding first and second guiding apertures of the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Keith R. Berend, Michael E. Berend, Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., Lance Dean Perry, Ryan John Schoenefeld
  • Publication number: 20200412759
    Abstract: A method, system and non-transitory computer-readable medium used for testing a plurality of circuits to determine open surfaces are disclosed. The method includes: receiving one or more of attack techniques, and known open surfaces; carrying out attacks on a circuit to determine vulnerable surfaces of the circuit; determining when new open surfaces exist in the circuit; updating an attack plan based on the new open surfaces; carrying out the attack plan; generating a report of the open and vulnerable surfaces; and updating a repository to include new attack techniques against newly discovered open surfaces of the circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Thomas Leifert, Stephen Lee McGregory, Dean Lee
  • Publication number: 20200408075
    Abstract: Provided are liners for a shaped charge and corresponding methods of use. An example liner comprises a generally conical shape having an apex, an open side, a liner wall comprising a thickness, and an axis extending through the center of the liner from the apex to the center of the open side. The liner comprises a liner height extending in a vertical plane from the center of the open side to the apex, a liner radius extending along a horizontal plane that is perpendicular to the axis at the open side of the liner and that extends from the axis to an outermost edge of the liner wall. The ratio of the liner height to the liner diameter is about 0.90 to about 1.10. The liner wall comprises an apex curvature, a first wall curvature, a second wall curvature, and a third wall curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Paul METZGER, Steve Shih-hsiang LIN, Brenden Michael GROVE
  • Publication number: 20200399149
    Abstract: A desalination battery cell includes a first compartment separated by an anion exchange membrane from a second compartment, each of the first and second compartments configured to contain a saline water solution having a concentration of dissolved salts c1 and having first and second intercalation host electrodes, respectively, arranged to be in fluid communication with the solution, a voltage source configured to supply electric current to the first and second intercalation host electrodes to release cations into the solution, and a controller programmed to adjust an amount of the electric current being supplied to change direction of anions, present in the solution, passing through the anion exchange membrane between the first and second compartments such that the first and second compartments alternately collect and disperse salt from the solution and the first and second compartments release desalinated water solution having a concentration c2 of dissolved salts and a brine solution having a concentration
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Michael METZGER, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200392820
    Abstract: A method and apparatus according to which a perforating gun includes a first detonation train and a second detonation train. The first detonation train is detonable to perforate a wellbore proximate a subterranean formation. The first detonation train includes a first detonating fuse and a perforating charge ballistically connected to the first detonating fuse. The second detonation train is detonable to increase an internal energy of the perforating gun after detonation of at least a portion of the first detonation train. The second detonation train includes a second detonating fuse ballistically connected to the first detonating fuse. In some embodiments, increasing the internal energy of the perforating gun after detonating the at least a portion of the first detonation train decreases and/or delays pressure drawdown within the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Ellis ROBEY, Jason Paul METZGER, Brenden Michael GROVE
  • Patent number: 10822338
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of generic formula (I): or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof that are believed to be useful as an A2A-receptor antagonist. The invention is further directed to methods of treating a patient (preferably a human) for diseases or disorders in which the A2A-receptor is involved. The invention further involves use of the compounds as an A2A-receptor antagonist and/or inhibitor for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment and/or prevention of diseases associated with inhibiting the receptor, which includes central nervous system disorders such as Parkinson's disease. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions which include an effective amount of a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, and the use of the compounds and pharmaceutical compositions of the invention in the treatment of such diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Amjad Ali, Xianhai Huang, Yeon-Hee Lim, Rongze Kuang, Heping Wu, Rajan Anand, Younong Yu, Edward Metzger, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Pauline C. Ting, Andrew W. Stamford, Paul Tempest
  • Patent number: 10809106
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flow meter is configured to facilitate replacement of flow measurement electronics. The flow meter includes flow measurement electronics including a plurality of transducer assemblies transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves through a flow for ultrasonic measurement of the flow and a flow meter body. The flow meter body includes a conduit providing a flow passage through the flow meter body, an electronics receptacle configured to receive the flow measurement electronics to form an electronics housing compartment, a plurality of transducer housings configured to receive transducer assemblies and position one or more transducers of the transducer assemblies relative to the conduit, and at least two pass-through apertures directly between the electronics housing into each of the plurality of transducer housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Badger Meter, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Stuyvenberg, Eric M. Metzger, Chad Michael Ellertson
  • Publication number: 20200284228
    Abstract: A filter housing has a first housing part with a first rim section and a second housing part with a second rim section. The housing parts can be joined and separated from each other in axial mounting direction and define a housing interior for a filter element provided with a circumferentially extending sealing element. The first and second rim sections form a receiving area in which the sealing element is seal-tightly clamped radially between the first and second rim sections when the housing parts are joined in the mounted state. A snap connecting device axially braces the first and second housing parts relative to each other. The snap connecting device is formed integrally on the first and second housing parts such that a clamping force applied by the first and second rim sections on the sealing element in radial direction is decoupled from the snap connecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Andreas Weber, Michael Metzger, Bernhard Gau, Naihe Shen, Calogero Colletto, Achim Janner
  • Publication number: 20200264021
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flow meter is configured to facilitate replacement of flow measurement electronics. The flow meter includes flow measurement electronics including a plurality of transducer assemblies transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves through a flow for ultrasonic measurement of the flow and a flow meter body. The flow meter body includes a conduit providing a flow passage through the flow meter body, an electronics receptacle configured to receive the flow measurement electronics to form an electronics housing compartment, a plurality of transducer housings configured to receive transducer assemblies and position one or more transducers of the transducer assemblies relative to the conduit, and at least two pass-through apertures directly between the electronics housing into each of the plurality of transducer housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Stuyvenberg, Eric M. Metzger, Chad Michael EIiertson
  • Patent number: 10737410
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sealed circuit card assembly includes disposing a circuit card assembly within a volume defined by a housing and at least partially filling the volume with a curable liquid such that the curable liquid encapsulates at least a circuit card. The method may also include curing the curable liquid to form a potted circuit card assembly and, after at least partially filling the volume with the curable liquid and after curing the curable liquid, vacuum impregnating the potted circuit card assembly with a sealant to seal any exposed interfaces or cracks to form the sealed circuit card assembly. Accordingly, the sealed circuit card assembly may include a first cured material encapsulating the circuit card of the circuit card assembly and a second cured material disposed within, for example, a porosity of the first cured material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Metzger, James M. Martin, Jr., Paul L. Summers
  • Publication number: 20200207646
    Abstract: A desalination battery includes a container configured to contain a saline water solution having a first concentration c1 of dissolved salts; first and second intercalation hosts, arranged to be in fluid communication with the saline water solution, at least the first intercalation host including expanded graphite having a plurality of graphene layers with an interlayer spacing between the graphene layers in z-direction greater than 0.34 nm; and a power source configured to supply electric current to the first and second intercalation hosts such that the first and second intercalation hosts reversibly store and release cations and anions from the saline water solution located between the plurality of graphene layers to generate a fresh water solution having a second concentration c2 of dissolved salts and a brine solution having a third concentration c3 of dissolved salts within the container such that c3>c1>c2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Michael METZGER, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20200212483
    Abstract: A method of decontaminating a lithium conducting ceramic oxide material. The method includes soaking the lithium conducting ceramic oxide material having a first thickness of surface contaminants in a first organic solvent containing an inorganic salt at an inorganic salt concentration to obtain a soaked lithium conducting ceramic oxide material. The method further includes rinsing the soaked lithium conducting ceramic oxide material in a second organic solvent to obtain a decontaminated lithium conducting ceramic oxide material having a second thickness of surface contaminants less than the first thickness of surface contaminants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Saravanan KUPPAN, Katherine HARRY, Michael METZGER, Nathan CRAIG, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200200408
    Abstract: An electrostatic charging air cleaning device having first and second pre-chargers. The first pre-charger is configured to generate a first corona discharge to electrostatically charge PM in the incoming air stream with a first charge to form a first exiting air stream exiting the first pre-charger. The second pre-charger is configured to generate a second corona discharge to electrostatically charge PM in the incoming air stream with a second charge to form a second exiting air stream exiting the second pre-charger. The device also includes a separator having apertures such that PM in the second exiting air stream passes through the separator to agglomerate with PM in the first exiting air stream to form agglomerated particles. The apertures are sized such that the agglomerated particles are larger than the apertures to preclude the agglomerated particles from reentering the second exiting air stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael METZGER, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Nathan CRAIG, Christina JOHNSTON, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200197953
    Abstract: A method of forming a collection electrode for an electrostatic charging air cleaning device. The method includes forming a slurry including a carbon black powder material, a polymeric binder material and a liquid solvent material. The method further includes applying the slurry to a substrate material. The method also includes curing the slurry to obtain a coating layer on the substrate material to form the collection electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael METZGER, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Nathan CRAIG, Christina JOHNSTON, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200148560
    Abstract: A device for removing ions from a flow of water includes a first electrode and a counter-electrode opposite the first electrode in the flow of water. The first electrode contains at least one material which is capable of intercalating one or both of Mg2+ and Ca2+ ions in the flow of water. The counter-electrode can include a material capable of binding to anions in the flow of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Sondra Hellstrom, Michael Metzger, Saravanan Kuppan, Jake Christensen
  • Publication number: 20200144594
    Abstract: A process for making a cathode active material for a lithium ion battery is described. The process includes (a) a step of synthesizing a mixed oxide of formula Li1+xTM1?xO2 at a temperature ranging from 750 to 1000° C. in an oxidizing atmosphere, where TM is a combination of two or more transition metals of Mn, Co and Ni and, optionally, at least one more metal of Ba, Al, Ti, Zr, W, Fe, Cr, K, Mo, Nb, Mg, Na and V, and x is a number ranging from zero to 0.2, (b) a step of cooling down the material obtained from step (a) to a temperature ranging from 100 to 400° C., (c) a step of adding at least one reactant of BF3, SO2 and SO3 at the temperature of 100 to 400° C., and (d) a step of cooling down to a temperature of 50° C. or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael METZGER, Hans BEYER, Johannes SICKLINGER, Daniel PRITZL, Benjamin STREHLE, Hubert GASTEIGER, Hadar SCLAR, Evan ERICKSON, Francis Amalraj SUSAI, Judith GRINBLAT, Doron AURBACH, Boris MARKOVSKY
  • Publication number: 20200131058
    Abstract: A desalination device includes a container, first and second electrodes, an anion exchange membrane (AEM), and a power source. The container contains saline water that has an elevated concentration of dissolved salts. The AEM separates the container into first and second compartments into which the first and second electrodes, respectively, are arranged. The AEM has a continuous porous structure and a plurality of negatively-charged oxygen functional groups coupled to the porous structure. The power source is configured to selectively apply a voltage to one of the first and second electrodes. The AEM has a selective permeability when the voltage is applied such that cations in the saline water solution have a first diffusion rate d1 therethrough and anions in the saline water solution have a second diffusion rate d2 therethrough. The first diffusion rate d1 is less than the second diffusion rate d2 and greater than or equal to zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Kim, Jonathan Mailoa, Mordechai Kornbluth, Georgy Samsonidze, Michael Metzger, Saravannan Kuppan, Sondra Hellstrom, Boris Kozinsky, Nathan Craig
  • Publication number: 20200123028
    Abstract: A desalination battery includes a first electrode, a second electrode, an intercalation compound contained in the first electrode, a container configured to contain a saline water solution, and a power source. The intercalation compound includes at least one of a metal oxide, a metalloid oxide, a metal oxychloride, a metalloid oxychloride, and a hydrate thereof with each having a ternary or higher order. The first and second electrodes are configured to be arranged in fluid communication with the saline water solution. The power source is configured to supply electric current to the first and second electrodes in different operating states to induce a reversible intercalation reaction within the intercalation compound. The intercalation compound reversibly stores and releases target anions from the saline water solution to generate a fresh water solution in one operating state and a wastewater solution in another operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Kim, Mordechai Kornbluth, Jonathan Mailoa, Georgy Samsonidze, Michael Metzger, Saravanan Kuppan, Sondra Hellstrom, Boris Kozinsky, Nathan Craig
  • Publication number: 20200106105
    Abstract: A method of forming a metal oxy-fluoride surface on lithium metal oxide cathode material particles is disclosed. Such a metal oxy-fluoride surface may help to prevent lithium metal oxide cathode active materials from reacting with water, thus enabling aqueous processing of cathodes made from such materials in the manufacture of lithium batteries. Such a method may also reduce lithium battery manufacturing costs and time by substituting water for currently-used organic solvents that are expensive and require special handling and disposal. Such a method may also reduce the cost of lithium metal oxide cathode active materials as the requirements for moisture-free manufacture, storage, and processing will be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lei Cheng, Saravanan Kuppan, Sondra Hellstrom, Michael Metzger, Yiqing Huang, Tristan Palmer, Hany Basam Eitouni
  • Patent number: 10605210
    Abstract: A filter housing has a first housing part with a first rim section and a second housing part with a second rim section. The housing parts can be joined and separated from each other in axial mounting direction and define a housing interior for a filter element provided with a circumferentially extending sealing element. The first and second rim sections form a receiving area in which the sealing element is seal-tightly clamped radially between the first and second rim sections when the housing parts are joined in the mounted state. A snap connecting device axially braces the first and second housing parts relative to each other. The snap connecting device is formed integrally on the first and second housing parts such that a clamping force applied by the first and second rim sections on the sealing element in radial direction is decoupled from the snap connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Andreas Weber, Michael Metzger, Bernhard Gau, Naihe Shen, Calogero Colletto, Achim Janner