Patents by Inventor Michael Patrick Kremer

Michael Patrick Kremer 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: 9791429
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a sensor system for measuring chlorine concentration in water. The sensor system can have a manifold including one or more flow passages for receiving fluid flow. The sensor system can have a probe for measuring chlorine concentration in fluid communication with a flow passage of the one or more flow passages of the manifold. The probe can have a probe body oriented to direct incoming fluid from one or more flow passages of the manifold toward an end of the probe body. The probe can have a plurality of flutes defined on an outer surface of the probe body. The flutes can be shaped and oriented to direct fluid from the end proximal to the electrodes, back toward the one or more flow passages of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Bruce Howes, Jr., Patrick Henry Kilawee, Michael Patrick Kremer, Leonard John Kadlec
  • Publication number: 20160123950
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a sensor system for measuring chlorine concentration in water. The sensor system can have a manifold including one or more flow passages for receiving fluid flow. The sensor system can have a probe for measuring chlorine concentration in fluid communication with a flow passage of the one or more flow passages of the manifold. The probe can have a probe body oriented to direct incoming fluid from one or more flow passages of the manifold toward an end of the probe body. The probe can have a plurality of flutes defined on an outer surface of the probe body. The flutes can be shaped and oriented to direct fluid from the end proximal to the electrodes, back toward the one or more flow passages of the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald Bruce Howes, JR., Patrick Henry Kilawee, Michael Patrick Kremer, Leonard John Kadlec
  • Patent number: 8269193
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a handheld fluorometer and method of determining a concentration of a product within a sample. In some cases the handheld fluorometer includes an immersible sensor head that measures a fluorescence of the product and a controller that calculates the concentration of product. In some cases the handheld fluorometer includes a handheld controller module, an immersible sensor head connected to the controller module, a sample cup for containing a water sample, and a fastener that removably fastens the sample cup about the immersible sensor head. In some cases the sensor head is angled with respect to the controller module and the fluorometer provides a substantially stable base. The sample cup can be removed to acquire a sample of water containing the product and then refastened about the sensor head for determining the concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Christensen, Eugene Tokhtuev, Brian Philip Carlson, Paul R. Kraus, Benedict F. Pesigan, Jill Marie Klegin, Adrian Eugene Hartz, Michael Patrick Kremer
  • Publication number: 20110240887
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a handheld fluorometer and method of determining a concentration of a product within a sample. In some cases the handheld fluorometer includes an immersible sensor head that measures a fluorescence of the product and a controller that calculates the concentration of product. In some cases the handheld fluorometer includes a handheld controller module, an immersible sensor head connected to the controller module, a sample cup for containing a water sample, and a fastener that removably fastens the sample cup about the immersible sensor head. In some cases the sensor head is angled with respect to the controller module and the fluorometer provides a substantially stable base. The sample cup can be removed to acquire a sample of water containing the product and then refastened about the sensor head for determining the concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc
    Inventors: William M. Christensen, Eugene Tokhtuev, Brian Philip Carlson, Paul R. Kraus, Benedict F. Pesigan, Jill Marie Klegin, Adrian Eugene Hartz, Michael Patrick Kremer
  • Patent number: D599012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: David Falbaum, Brian Philip Carlson, Michael Patrick Kremer