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).

  • Publication number: 20060080399
    Abstract: The invention relates to managing a local data processing unit—DPU—from remote by a remote control unit, wherein a remote management unit—RMU—is coupled to the remote control unit by means of a network external with respect to the DPU, and the RMU is coupled with the DPU through a data bus, and wherein the RMU executes the steps of storing configuration data in a memory local to the RMU, accessing configuration data from the local memory and transmitting the data to the DPU over the data bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Frank Klein
  • Publication number: 20050267612
    Abstract: A mathematical model for a metallurgical engineering system and a method for optimizing the operation of a metallurgical engineering system by means of said model. A plurality of units (7-12) of a metallurgical engineering system (6) are modeled by means of a mathematical model. Said units are associated with supply and discharge media flows. In order to optimize operation of the system (6), structural parameters are supplied to an optimization computer (1) by a user (5). The structural parameters establish at least the number and type of units (7-12). On the basis of start parameters, which describe the initial states of the units (7-12), and an evaluation criterion (K), the optimization computer (1) determines optimized operating parameters according to an optimization algorithm (A) using said model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Albrecht Sieber, Uwe Sturmer
  • Publication number: 20050246207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a risk based testing method. The risk based testing method comprises defining a process or system to be tested, identifying a plurality of risks associated with the process or system, quantifying each of the risks with a risk value, defining a test plan for the process or system, the test plan including a number of test cases, wherein testing of the test cases is prioritized based on the risk value, and executing the test plan. The invention also relates an article of manufacture. The article of manufacture comprises a computer useable medium having computer readable program code means embodied therein for testing a process or a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Scott Noonan, Raymond Gombos, Diane Russell, Mary Bryant, Michael Metzger, Timothy Perry
  • Publication number: 20050182667
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing data collection of insurance related submitted data provided by an applicant for insurance on a submitted form. The system may comprise a data input portion that inputs the submitted form so that the submitted data on the submitted form is available to a data entry operator; and a data collector tool, which processes entered data that is entered by the data entry operator, onto an internal electronic form, based on the submitted data submitted by the applicant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Diane Russell, Timothy Perry
  • Publication number: 20050182666
    Abstract: A method and system for routing and processing insurance related data. A data entry operator that receives insurance application-related documents from external sources. The data entry operator stores the documents electronically in a raw data database. A rules engine converts the documents into at least one data element having a common format. The rules engine then determines whether each of the at least one data element has been fully validated as clean data. If the data is verified, the clean data is stored in an operational database for use in application processing. If a data element is not clean, the rules engine generates an exception task. The rules engine then receives a resolution to the exception task, thereby enabling validation of the at least one data element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Timothy Perry, Michael Metzger, Diane Russell, Rajesh Kadam
  • Publication number: 20050021722
    Abstract: A remote management unit is coupled to a local data processing unit and—through a network—to a remote data processing unit allowing the remote data processing unit to provide at least one of: controlling operation of the local data processing unit, monitoring operation of the local data processing unit, monitoring data transmission of the local data processing unit, and controlling operation of the remote management unit. The remote management unit comprises an own central processing unit—CPU—allowing operation of the remote management unit completely independent of an operation of the local data processing unit as well as of an operation of the remote data processing unit. The remote management unit further comprises control unit adapted to control a supply of power for the local data processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Metzger
  • Publication number: 20040236821
    Abstract: A data processing system comprises a master data processing unit and a plurality of data processing units. The master data processing unit comprises peripheral devices, wherein one of these devices in a data storage device. Each peripheral device is adapted for communicating peripheral information in at least one direction between the peripheral device and the master data processing unit. Each one of the data processing units is coupled to a respective remote management unit adapted for providing a data communication between the coupled-to data processing unit and the master data processing unit. Each remote management unit and the master data processing unit are coupled by a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Heinz Berl
  • Publication number: 20040205951
    Abstract: According to a method initial temperatures (T1) of strip points (101) are detected when the hot-rolled strip (6) is fed to the production line at the latest. The strip points (101) are monitored on their way through the production line. The hot-rolled strip (6) is subjected to temperature influences (delta T) in the production line (3). The strip points (101), the initial temperatures (T1), the monitored values (W(t)) and the temperature influences (delta T) are supplied to a model (9) for the production line (3). The model (9) determines expected actual temperatures (T2) of the strip points (101) in real time and allocates them to the strip points as the new actual temperatures (T2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Matthias Kurz, Michael Metzger, Klaus Weinzierl
  • Publication number: 20030105851
    Abstract: A remote management unit—RMU—manages a local data processing unit—DPU—from remote by a remote DPU. The RMU is coupled to the remote DPU by means of a network external with respect to the local DPU, and the RMU is coupled with the local DPU through an internal bus of the local DPU. The RMU comprises a data exchange interface for providing a data exchange between the local DPU and a remote data carrier coupled with the RMU through the external network. The data exchange interface is configured such that the local DPU regards the data exchange interface as representing or providing a standard interface of a data carrier type known by the local DPU. The data exchange interface is further configured to provide a data exchange of the RMU with the remote data carrier through the external network for executing the data exchange between the local DPU and the remote data carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Thomas Dippon, Christian Hubert
  • Publication number: 20020149592
    Abstract: A remote management unit (40) and a graphics unit (30) are coupled to an internal bus (50) of a local data processing unit (10). The graphics unit (30) provides a data display on a monitor (60) of the local data processing unit (10) and comprises a graphics memory (70) containing a digital representation of the current display for the local monitor (60). The remote management unit (40) is adapted for addressing the graphics memory (70), reading out data content of the graphics memory (70), and transmitting the read-out data content to a remote data processing unit (100) located remote from the local data processing unit (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: Agilent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Paul Kussmaul, Thomas Dippon, Bernhard Holzinger
  • Patent number: 6398411
    Abstract: A pleated neckdown bag for lining a receptacle is disclosed wherein the bag is made of a flexible plastic film. The disclosed bag has one or more pleat portions (18) fixed at points around the mouth portion (26) of the bag to reduce the circumference of the mouth portion relative to the circumference of the body portion (14). The reduced circumference mouth portion of the neckdown bag can be fitted over a supporting receptacle. The top portion (12) of the bag is thereby more securely held to the support, and the mouth portion is more securely held in an open state, since the narrowed mouth portion of the bag can better engage a support such as the rim of a waste bin. Bag embodiments having flat and flat rectangular constructions, convenient for manufacture, storage, shipping, and dispensing, are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a tabbed neckdown bag embodiment with a tab (52) modifying means to advantageously modify stress and strain at and near the conjunction of a seam and mouth portion of a neckdown bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventor: Michael A. Metzger
  • Publication number: 20010004079
    Abstract: A pleated neckdown bag for lining a receptacle is disclosed wherein the bag is made of a flexible plastic film. The disclosed bag has one or more pleat portions (18) fixed at points around the mouth portion (26) of the bag to reduce the circumference of the mouth portion relative to the circumference of the body portion (14). The reduced circumference mouth portion of the neckdown bag can be fitted over a supporting receptacle. The top portion (12) of the bag is thereby more securely held to the support, and the mouth portion is more securely held in an open state, since the narrowed mouth portion of the bag can better engage a support such as the rim of a waste bin. Bag embodiments having flat and flat rectangular constructions, convenient for manufacture, storage, shipping, and dispensing, are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a tabbed neckdown bag embodiment with a tab (52) modifying means to advantageously modify stress and strain at and near the conjunction of a seam and mouth portion of a neckdown bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventor: Michael A. Metzger
  • Patent number: 6220753
    Abstract: A pleated neckdown bag for lining a receptacle is disclosed wherein the bag is made of a flexible plastic film. The disclosed bag has one or more pleat portions (18) fixed at points around the mouth portion (26) of the bag to reduce the circumference of the mouth portion relative to the circumference of the body portion (14). The reduced circumference mouth portion of the neckdown bag can be fitted over a supporting receptacle. The top portion (12) of the bag is thereby more securely held to the support, and the mouth portion is more securely held in an open state, since the narrowed mouth portion of the bag can better engage a support such as the rim of a waste bin. Bag embodiments having flat and flat rectangular constructions, convenient for manufacture, storage, shipping, and dispensing, are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a tabbed neckdown bag embodiment with a tab (52) modifying means to advantageously modify stress and strain at and near the conjunction of a seam and mouth portion of a neckdown bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Michael A. Metzger
  • Patent number: 5615319
    Abstract: In a computer aided design system, a geometric object is defined as a function, preferably a B-Spline, of a piecewise polynomial function. In order to make a local modification of said geometric object, a point of origin (P) is picked. A second point (P') is defined as a target point through which the modified function should pass. The move from the point of origin (P) to the target point (P') is transformed into a move, preferably a parallel shift, of the control points of the associated control polygons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Michael Metzger, Hermann Kellermann