Patents by Inventor Michael R. Mueller

Michael R. Mueller 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: 10787574
    Abstract: A polysilocarb effect pigments, uncoated and coated, that exhibit among other things optical properties such as interference, shine, shimmer and sparkle. Pastes and coating including these polysilocarb effect pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land, Michael J. Mueller, Michael Molnar, Charles C. Rinzler, Douglas Dukes, Wen P. Liao
  • Patent number: 10738206
    Abstract: Ceramic black materials for use as, or in, colorants, inks, pigments, dyes, additives and formulations utilizing these black materials. Black ceramics having silicon, oxygen and carbon, and methods of making these ceramics; formulations utilizing these black ceramics; and devices, structures and apparatus that have or utilize these formulations. Plastics, paints, inks, coatings, formulations, liquids and adhesives containing ceramic black materials, preferably polymer derived black ceramic materials, and in particular polysilocarb polymer derived ceramic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Benac, Douglas M. Dukes, Ashish P. Diwanji, Michael J. Mueller, Michael Molnar, Walter J. Sherwood, Adrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land
  • Publication number: 20200146909
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 10590256
    Abstract: Ceramic black materials for use as, or in, colorants, inks, pigments, dyes, additives and formulations utilizing these black materials. Black ceramics having silicon, oxygen and carbon, and methods of making these ceramics; formulations utilizing these black ceramics; and devices, structures and apparatus that have or utilize these formulations. Plastics, paints, inks, coatings, formulations, liquids and adhesives containing ceramic black materials, preferably polymer derived black ceramic materials, and in particular polysilocarb polymer derived ceramic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Ashish P. Diwanji, Michael J. Mueller, Douglas M. Dukes, Walter J. Sherwood, Michael Molnar, Mark S. Land, Brian L. Benac
  • Patent number: 10572223
    Abstract: A method to produce a final product from a multiplicand and a multiplier is provided. The method is executed by a parallel decimal multiplication hardware architecture, which includes a 3× generator, at least one additional generator, a multiplier recoder, a partial product tree, and a decimal adder. The 3× generator, the at least one additional generator, and the multiplier recoder generate decimal partial products from the multiplicand and the multiplier. The partial product tree executes a reduction of the decimal partial products to produce two corresponding partial product accumulations. The decimal adder adds the two corresponding partial product accumulations of the decimal partial products to produce the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Michael Klein, Michael K. Kroener, Silvia M. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10561550
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A Bobey, Stephen L Douglas, Eric R Meyer, Jonathan H Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R Schulte, Andrew F Skinner, Michael Z Sleva, Richard B Stacy, Daniel K Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 10527078
    Abstract: Breakaway retention device (100) is comprises a retained member (120) and a retention body (110). The retention member includes a retention knob (121). The retention body includes a housing having one or more resilient components (113a and 113b), two or more retention members (114a, 114b, 114a, and 114d), and a retention space (118). The retention space is at least partially defined by the retention members and configured to receive the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The resilient components are disposed to resiliently maintain each of the retention members in a predetermined engagement position in the retention body to engage the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The retained member and the retention body are prevented from being decoupled without the application of a predetermined force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Michael E. Bausch, Michael R. Mueller, Rollin Brown
  • Publication number: 20190352464
    Abstract: Polysilocarb formulations, cured and pyrolized materials, was well as articles and use for this material. In particular pyrolized polysilocarb ceramic materials and articles contain these materials where, the ceramic has from about 30 weight % to about 60 weight % silicon, from about 5 weight % to about 40 weight % oxygen, and from about 3 weight % to about 35 weight % carbon, and wherein 20 weight % to 80 weight % of the carbon is silicon-bound-carbon and 80 weight % to about 20 weight % of the carbon is free carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land, Walter J. Sherwood, Tim C. Moeller, Bruce A. Bricco, Douglas M. Dukes, Brian L. Benac, Michael J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10416962
    Abstract: Logic is provided for performing decimal and binary floating point arithmetic calculations on first and second operands. The method includes: receiving the first and second operands in packed format; unpacking the first and second operands; swapping the first operand to a fourth operand and the second operand to a third operand, if an exponent of the first operand is less than an exponent of the second operand, otherwise storing the first operand to the third operand and the second operand to the fourth operand; aligning the third operand and the fourth operands based on the exponent difference of the third and fourth operand and a number of leading zeroes of the third operand; performing an add/subtract operation on the aligned third and fourth operands with normalizing and rounding between the operands; and packing the result obtained from the add/subtract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Juergen Haess, Michael Klein, Klaus M. Kroener, Petra Leber, Silvia M. Mueller, Kerstin Schelm
  • Publication number: 20190249395
    Abstract: A work machine having a cab coupled to a frame, a steering system coupled to the frame, a controller configured to selectively articulate the steering system, a joystick assembly positioned in the cab and in communication with the controller, a steering wheel assembly positioned in the cab and configured to selectively articulate the steering system, and a steering wheel sensor coupled to the steering wheel assembly and in communication with the controller to identify movement of the steering wheel assembly. Wherein, the controller does not articulate the steering system responsive to movement of the joystick assembly when the steering wheel sensor identifies movement of the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Myers, Brian K. Kellogg, Aaron R. Kenkel, Adam J. Sobkowiak, Michael McCabe, Bryan J. Huttenlocher, Jason L. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20190212983
    Abstract: A method to produce a final product from a multiplicand and a multiplier is provided. The method is executed by a parallel decimal multiplication hardware architecture, which includes a 3× generator, at least one additional generator, a multiplier recoder, a partial product tree, and a decimal adder. The 3× generator, the at least one additional generator, and the multiplier recoder generate decimal partial products from the multiplicand and the multiplier. The partial product tree executes a reduction of the decimal partial products to produce two corresponding partial product accumulations. The decimal adder adds the two corresponding partial product accumulations of the decimal partial products to produce the final product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Michael Klein, Michael K. Kroener, Silvia M. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10310815
    Abstract: A method to produce a final product from a multiplicand and a multiplier is provided. The method is executed by a parallel decimal multiplication hardware architecture, which includes a 3× generator, at least one additional generator, a multiplier recoder, a partial product tree, and a decimal adder. The 3× generator, the at least one additional generator, and the multiplier recoder generate decimal partial products from the multiplicand and the multiplier. The partial product tree executes a reduction of the decimal partial products to produce two corresponding partial product accumulations. The decimal adder adds the two corresponding partial product accumulations of the decimal partial products to produce the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Michael Klein, Michael K. Kroener, Silvia M. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10312422
    Abstract: Light emitting devices with improved light extraction efficiency are provided. The light emitting devices have a stack of layers including semiconductor layers comprising an active region. The stack is bonded to a transparent optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Camras, Michael R. Krames, Wayne L. Snyder, Frank M. Steranka, Robert C. Taber, John J. Uebbing, Douglas W. Pocius, Troy A. Trottier, Christopher H. Lowery, Gerd O. Mueller, Regina B. Mueller-Mach
  • Publication number: 20190163445
    Abstract: A method to produce a final product from a multiplicand and a multiplier is provided. The method is executed by a parallel decimal multiplication hardware architecture, which includes a 3× generator, at least one additional generator, a multiplier recoder, a partial product tree, and a decimal adder. The 3× generator, the at least one additional generator, and the multiplier recoder generate decimal partial products from the multiplicand and the multiplier. The partial product tree executes a reduction of the decimal partial products to produce two corresponding partial product accumulations. The decimal adder adds the two corresponding partial product accumulations of the decimal partial products to produce the final product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. Carlough, Michael Klein, Michael K. Kroener, Silvia M. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10290775
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device comprising a light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region is combined with a ceramic layer which is disposed in a path of light emitted by the light emitting layer. The ceramic layer is composed of or includes a wavelength converting material such as a phosphor. Luminescent ceramic layers according to embodiments of the invention may be more robust and less sensitive to temperature than prior art phosphor layers. In addition, luminescent ceramics may exhibit less scattering and may therefore increase the conversion efficiency over prior art phosphor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Gerd O. Mueller, Regina B. Mueller-Mach, Michael R. Krames, Peter J. Schmidt, Hans-Helmut Bechtel, Joerg Meyer, Jan de Graaf, Theo Arnold Kop
  • Publication number: 20170335874
    Abstract: Breakaway retention device (100) is comprises a retained member (120) and a retention body (110). The retention member includes a retention knob (121). The retention body includes a housing having one or more resilient components (113a and 113b), two or more retention members (114a, 114b, 114a, and 114d), and a retention space (118). The retention space is at least partially defined by the retention members and configured to receive the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The resilient components are disposed to resiliently maintain each of the retention members in a predetermined engagement position in the retention body to engage the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The retained member and the retention body are prevented from being decoupled without the application of a predetermined force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael E. Bausch, Michael R. Mueller, Rollin Brown
  • Patent number: 9742113
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing an electrical interface between a male plug (1002) and a female receptacle (100, 500, 1000, 1600). The methods comprise: receiving a conductive pin (402, 800, 1006, 1602) of the male plug in a socket opening (112, 900, 1012, 1612) of the female receptacle; providing (a) first spring loaded floating contact points (460) between an elongate body (422) of the conductive pin and an electrical contact (106A-106B) of the female receptacle and (b) at least one second spring loaded floating contact point (462) between a tip (420) of the conductive pin and the electrical contact (110) of the female receptacle, when the conductive pin is fully inserted into the female receptacle; and maintaining at least two of the spring loaded floating contact points when the pin moves within the socket opening as a result of an external force applied to the male plug or female receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Bausch, Michael R. Mueller, Rollin Brown
  • Patent number: 8600924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for storing a transaction history with respect to a business entity, and an incentive regarding a business entity, previously offered to an account. A desired transaction involving a holder of the account and the business entity may be generated based on the transaction history and a metric. An incentive may be generated based on an artificial intelligence program (AIP), the transaction history, and the metric. The desired transaction and the incentive may be transmitted for presentation to a holder of the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Michael R Mueller
  • Patent number: 8577819
    Abstract: Systems and methods for storing a transaction history with respect to a business entity, and an incentive regarding a business entity, previously offered to an account. A desired transaction involving a holder of the account and the business entity may be generated based on the transaction history and a metric. An incentive may be generated based on an artificial intelligence program (AIP), the transaction history, and the metric. The desired transaction and the incentive may be transmitted for presentation to a holder of the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Michael R Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120323661
    Abstract: Systems and methods for storing a transaction history with respect to a business entity, and an incentive regarding a business entity, previously offered to an account. A desired transaction involving a holder of the account and the business entity may be generated based on the transaction history and a metric. An incentive may be generated based on an artificial intelligence program (AIP), the transaction history, and the metric. The desired transaction and the incentive may be transmitted for presentation to a holder of the account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller