Patents by Inventor Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer 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: 20220203085
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intracorporeal guide component (1) for guiding lines belonging to medical devices inside a living being. The guide component (1) has a main body (2) comprising a line channel (3) for receiving and guiding the line. To secure the guide component (1) in the body of the living being more easily, with less damage to the tissue, according to the invention the main body (2) has, on its periphery, one or more contact surfaces (4, 4b) designed for interlocking and/or frictional contact with a bone structure of the living being. For example, the guide component (1) can be clamped between two costal arches of the living being, as an intercostal guide component (1), in order to securely hold and guide a line leading to the heart of the living being.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Axel HAVERICH, Clemens MEYER-KOBBE, Michael HARDER
  • Publication number: 20220204681
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing soft polyurethane foam obtained by reacting a composition containing a component A1 containing at least one filled polyol, a component A2 containing compounds reactive with isocyanates and having a hydroxyl value of ?20 to <100 mg KOH/g, the component A2 not containing any filled polyol, a component A3 containing water and/or at least one physical blowing agent, a component A4 containing auxiliary agents and additives, and a component B containing di- and/or polyisocyanates, characterized in that the reaction occurs in the presence of 0.5 to 3 parts by weight of an organic urea derivative as component C, which is obtained by reacting urea with a difunctional amine having a number-average molecular weight of 200 to 1000 g/mol. The invention also relates to a soft polyurethane foam obtainable by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Matthaeus Gossner, Peter Haas, Michael Schedler, Sven Meyer-Ahrens, Lutz Brassat
  • Patent number: 11371277
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a sliding fenestration system assembly, such as a door or window system. The sliding fenestration system includes a sill having a first track channel and a second track channel formed thereon. A sill track including a first track segment, a second track segment, and a third track segment is coupled to the sill such that the first track segment is positioned within the first track channel, the third track segment is positioned within the second track channel, and the second track segment extends between the first and second track channels. The system further includes a sliding panel having one or more bottom guide assemblies, the assemblies engaging the sill track and operable to accommodate movement of the sliding panel along the sill track to reduce friction at a sealing interface between the sliding panel and the fenestration frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: JELD-WEN, INC.
    Inventor: Shane Michael Meyer
  • Publication number: 20220194980
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides purification platforms comprising a depth filter step and/or a hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) step. Also disclosed herein are methods of using the purification platforms described herein and compositions obtained therefrom, such as pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Michael LEISS, Christian Meyer, Alexandra Thomas Morris, Bernhard Spensberger, Yinges Yigzaw, Franziska Edelmann, Roberto Falkenstein, Tobias Graf, Jie Gu, Jeevan Prabhakar
  • Patent number: 11353165
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of branched aliphatic hydrocarbons such as squalane in compositions based on thermoplastic polymer, in particular on polycarbonate, which are used for producing molded parts used in LED lighting units, such as covers for instance. According to the invention it has been found that the use of branched aliphatic hydrocarbons makes it possible to enhance the total transmission and the transmission in the range from 360 to 460 nm, thus making corresponding compositions particularly suitable for producing molded parts for use in combination with white LED light sources. It has additionally been shown that yellowing and haze are simultaneously reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: COVESTRO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Blaschke, Alexander Meyer, Rafael Oser, Michael Roppel, Franky Bruynseels
  • Patent number: 11355870
    Abstract: A conductor terminal for connecting an electrical conductor by means of spring force clamping, the conductor terminal being configured for mounting on a busbar, the terminal conductor including at least one spring force clamping connection having a clamping spring for clamping the electrical conductor, a housing, which at least partially surrounds the spring force clamping connection and has a conductor insertion opening and a pivotably supported actuation lever, which is configured to actuate at least one part of the clamping spring, a receiving space for receiving at least one section of the busbar onto which the conductor terminal may be mounted, being present in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Koellmann, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 11350821
    Abstract: An ambulatory medical device and a method of communication between medical devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the medical device includes a module for communication with at least a second medical device wherein the module for communication is adapted to be activated by a value of a physiological parameter of an animal. In one embodiment, the method of the present invention involves a first medical device and at least a second medical device wherein the communication between said medical devices is activated by a value of a physiological parameter of an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthias Essenpreis, Ulrich Haueter, Nicole Bernini, Sybille Fankhauser, Sebastiaan La Bastide, Gunnar Meyer Olden, Michael Schoemaker, Kelly Heaton, Joel Jeckelmann
  • Publication number: 20220162442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition obtainable by mixing polycarbonate, unsized talc and a specific anhydride-modified alpha-olefin polymer, wherein the amounts of the talc and the specific anhydride-modified alpha-olefin polymer are matched to one another such that, for every 10 parts by weight of the talc, 0.10 to 1.4 parts by weight of the anhydride-modified alpha-olefin polymer are used. It has been shown that in situ sizing of talc with the wax can minimize the degradation of the polycarbonate only in the course of mixing with the polycarbonate and, at the same time, properties such as multiaxial impact resistance and flowability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Schirwitz, Michael ERKELENZ, Birte SÄMISCH, Alexander MEYER
  • Patent number: 11340236
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods that include (i) determining a level of soluble ST2 in a biological sample from a subject, (i) comparing the level of soluble ST2 in the biological sample to a reference level of soluble ST2 (e.g., a level of soluble ST2 in the subject at an earlier time point), and (iii) selecting, implanting, replacing, or reprogramming an implanted cardiac device, e.g., an ICD, CRT, or CRT-D device, for a subject having an elevated level of soluble ST2 in the biological sample compared to the reference level of soluble ST2, or selecting a subject for participation in, or stratifying a subject participating in, a clinical study of a treatment for reducing the risk of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VTA) event. Also provided are methods for evaluating the risk of a VTA event in a subject. Also provided are kits for performing any of these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: Critical Care Diagnostics, Inc., Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: James V. Snider, Timothy Edward Meyer, Craig Michael Stolen, Robert W. Gerwien
  • Publication number: 20220152778
    Abstract: A retaining ring can be shaped by machining or lapping the bottom surface of the ring to form a shaped profile in the bottom surface. The bottom surface of the retaining ring can include flat, sloped and curved portions. The lapping can be performed using a machine that dedicated for use in lapping the bottom surface of retaining rings. During the lapping the ring can be permitted to rotate freely about an axis of the ring. The bottom surface of the retaining ring can have curved or flat portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Hung Chih Chen, Steven M. Zuniga, Charles C. Garretson, Douglas R. McAllister, Jian Lin, Stacy Meyer, Sidney P. Huey, Jeonghoon Oh, Trung T. Doan, Jeffrey P. Schmidt, Martin S. Wohlert, Kerry F. Hughes, James C. Wang, Danny Cam Toan Lu, Romain Beau De Lamenie, Venkata R. Balagani, Aden Martin Allen, Michael Jon Fong
  • Publication number: 20220154365
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a reflector defining a central passage and an opening, a measurement assembly, and a controller. The measurement assembly includes a run pin having a head that is visible through the opening, a camera to capture images through the opening in the reflector, and a laser to transmit coherent light through the opening to the head of the run pin to produce a reflection of the run pin on the surface of the silicon melt. The controller is programmed to control the laser to direct coherent light from the laser to the run pin, control the camera capture images through the opening while the coherent light is directed at the run pin, and determine a distance between the surface of the silicon melt and a bottom surface of the reflector based on a location of the reflection of the run pin in the captured images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Meyer, William Lynn Luter, JaeWoo Ryu
  • Patent number: 11336036
    Abstract: A conductor connection terminal with an insulating material housing, wherein the insulating material housing has a mounting opening and a conductor insertion opening, with a closure part, wherein the closure part can be inserted into the mounting opening, with a contact insert, wherein the contact insert has a busbar and a clamping spring, the clamping spring with a clamping leg extending toward the busbar with a spring clamping edge for clamping an electrical conductor, and with a first latching connection arranged between the closure part and the insulating material housing, wherein the closure part and the insulating material housing can be fixed to one another by means of the first latching connection, wherein a second latching connection is arranged between the closure part and the contact insert, wherein the closure part and the contact insert can be latched together by the second latching connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Michael Meyer, Markus Lorenschat, Alexander Volkmann
  • Publication number: 20220145492
    Abstract: Ingot puller apparatus having a heat shield disposed below a side heater and methods for preparing an ingot in such ingot puller apparatus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the side heater is relatively short. The side heater may be fully above a floor of the crucible when the crucible is in its lowest position in the ingot puller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Sumeet S. Bhagavat, Parthiv Daggolu, Benjamin Michael Meyer, JaeWoo Ryu
  • Patent number: 11322120
    Abstract: A cantilevered bridge for resonators to permit greater sound production from small sound producing instruments, including a sound producing instrument having an instrument body; a cantilevered bridge lever arm having a first surface and a second surface, with a primary resonator coupled by a biscuit bridge to the first surface of the cantilevered bridge lever arm, and a secondary resonator coupled by a connector to the second surface of the cantilevered bridge lever arm. In a second embodiment, a hinge attachment anchors the cantilevered bridge lever arm to a pivot point within the sound producing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 11313049
    Abstract: A crystal pulling system for growing a monocrystalline ingot from a melt of semiconductor or solar-grade material includes a crucible for containing the melt of material, a pulling mechanism configured to pull the ingot from the melt along a pull axis, and a multi-stage heat exchanger defining a central passage for receiving the ingot as the ingot is pulled by the pulling mechanism. The heat exchanger defines a plurality of cooling zones arranged vertically along the pull axis of the crystal pulling system. The plurality of cooling zones includes two enhanced-rate cooling zones and a reduced-rate cooling zone disposed vertically between the two enhanced-rate cooling zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GlobalWafers Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soubir Basak, Gaurab Samanta, Parthiv Daggolu, Benjamin Michael Meyer, William L. Luter, Jae Woo Ryu, Eric Michael Gitlin
  • Patent number: 11301679
    Abstract: Technologies for monitoring beehives in an apiary includes one or more sensors communicatively coupled to a remote data analysis computing device, which is communicatively coupled to a client computing device. The sensors are configured to monitor beehives and/or the environment of the apiary and transmit the sensed data to the remote data analysis computing device. The remote data analysis computing device is configured to analyze the received sensor data, determine whether to perform an action as a function of a result of the analysis, and perform the function, as applicable. The client computing device is configured to interface with the remote data analysis computing device such that a user of the client computing device can view results of the data analysis and actions, as well as provide input and adjust settings administered by the remote data analysis computing device. A model for assessing beehive strength from an infrared image is also disclosed. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Bee Corp
    Inventors: Ellie W. Symes, Wyatt C. Wells, Gretchen M. Riggs, Gleb A. Alexeev, Jordan Gaeta, Michael Meyer, Tyler Horoho, Robert Long, Dipak Rimal
  • Publication number: 20220084892
    Abstract: A method of detecting defects on a semiconductor wafer includes directing diffuse light to the semiconductor wafer and reflecting the diffuse light off of the semiconductor wafer. The method further includes detecting the diffuse light with a camera to generate an image of the semiconductor wafer and analyzing the image to detect defects on the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Meyer, Justin Scott Kayser, John F. Valley, James Dean Eoff, Vandan Tanna, William L. Luter
  • Publication number: 20220082510
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer imaging system for imaging a semiconductor wafer includes shroud panels defining a black box, a camera positioned in the black box for imaging the semiconductor wafer, and an illumination panel for directing diffuse light to the semiconductor wafer. A portion of the diffuse light is reflected off the semiconductor wafer and the camera images the semiconductor wafer by detecting the reflected diffuse light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Meyer, Justin Scott Kayser, John F. Valley, James Dean Eoff, Vandan Tanna, William L. Luter
  • Publication number: 20220084857
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer processing system for processing a semiconductor wafer includes a semiconductor wafer processing station for processing the semiconductor wafer and a semiconductor wafer imaging system that images the semiconductor wafer after the semiconductor wafer processing station processes the semiconductor wafer. The semiconductor wafer imaging system includes shroud panels defining a black box, a camera positioned in the black box for imaging the semiconductor wafer, and an illumination panel for directing diffuse light to the semiconductor wafer. A portion of the diffuse light is reflected off the semiconductor wafer and the camera images the semiconductor wafer by detecting the reflected diffuse light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Meyer, Justin Scott Kayser, John F. Valley, James Dean Eoff, Vandan Tanna, William L. Luter
  • Publication number: 20220080678
    Abstract: A method includes assembling a sensor subassembly that includes a sensor, a sensor mount, a collar, a sharp, and a sensor cap. The method includes loading a sensor in a sensor mount; dispensing adhesive into a mount channel of the sensor mount; clamping a collar to the sensor mount; and curing the adhesive to fix the collar to the sensor mount. The method can also include inserting a sharp into the sensor mount over the sensor an attaching a sensor cap to the sensor and sensor sharp to provide a sealed sensor subassembly. Methods of assembling an on-body sensor puck assembly and an applicator assembly, and a sensor including a tail, a flag, and a neck that interconnects the tail and the flag and methods of configuring a sensor are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Cole, Peter Voit, Edward Kupa, Matthew Simmons, Steven Mitchell, Timothy Frederick Smith, Vivek Rao, Peter Robinson, Theodore Kunich, Anthony Joseph San Nicolas, Louis Pace, Steve Nierlich, Dharmendra Patel, Thomas Michael Meyer