Patents by Inventor Michael Scherl

Michael Scherl 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: 20040010362
    Abstract: A method of cruise control and distance regulation in motor vehicles, in which the distance from a vehicle driving in front is measured, and at least two operating modes (e.g., ACC and stop and go) are provided for the distance regulation, these modes being activatable in different overlapping speed ranges, and in which it is possible to switch between these operating modes in at least one direction only by a command by the driver. The speed of the vehicle driving in front is extrapolated into the future on the basis of the speed of one's own vehicle and the measured distance data and/or the relative speed data, and a switch prompt is output to the driver when the extrapolated speed is outside the allowed range for the current mode, and the current speed is within the allowed range for the other mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Harald Michi, Michael Scherl, Michael Weilkes
  • Patent number: 6155987
    Abstract: An ear wax-removal assembly includes a funnel-shaped speculum that is inserted into a patient's ear canal, and an ear wax repository which is articulated to the speculum. The repository can take the form of a cavity, a sheet, or a suction mechanism. In each case, the position of the speculum governs the position of the repository, and both are controlled by a physician during the ear wax removal procedure. The assembly eliminates the use of a separate gauze sheet for removal of dislodged ear wax from the cleaning tool, which gauze sheet is typically placed on the shoulder of the patient; and the assembly also eliminates the need for an attendant for cleaning dislodged ear wax from the cleaning tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Michael Scherl
  • Patent number: 5610072
    Abstract: The caffeine content of a beverage is measured by inserting a dipstick into the beverage. The dipstick is impregnated with a reagent that changes color when reacted with caffeine. The degree of color change will be proportional to the concentration of caffeine in the beverage. The dipstick may be provided with a graded color chart which can be compared to the color of the dipstick so as to ascertain the concentration of caffeine in the beverage. The dipstick will preferably include a beverage dipping section; an adjacent temperature moderation section; and an adjacent reagent-impregnated section. The beverage is preferably wicked from its container to the reagent-impregnated section of the dipstick. In this manner, the reagent is never directly admixed with the beverage in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventors: Michael Scherl, Zev Scherl, Susan B. Fiedler