Patents by Inventor Michael Schwager

Michael Schwager 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: 20200212992
    Abstract: A combining apparatus for use in a satellite communication system and a method for using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn Preston, Nathan Bialke, Maxwell Smoot, Michael Kreeger, Michael Schwager, John Braswell, John Nebel, Andreas Wanka, Ron Radko, Steven C. Borchers, Raj Swaminathan, Steven Michael Ziuchkovski, Eric Bjorn Hultman, Lekshmi Priya Ravindran Subhadramma, Daeup Chang, Serge Makhoul, Kevin KleinOsowski, Alex Schnedler, Joseph Taylor
  • Patent number: 10701477
    Abstract: A loudspeaker comprising an acoustic waveguide (210), the acoustic waveguide (210) being configured to change its shape in order to change the directivity of sound emitted by the loudspeaker
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Enenkl, Thomas Kemp, Patrick Putzolu, Andreas Schwager
  • Publication number: 20200145775
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising circuitry configured to generate one or more focused sound sources as virtual loudspeakers of an announcement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fabien CARDINAUX, Michael ENENKL, Marc Ferras Font, Franck GIRON, Thomas KEMP, Patrick PUTZOLU, Andreas SCHWAGER, Stefan UHLICH
  • Publication number: 20190338133
    Abstract: The invention relates to spray-dried, washfast dye compositions (preferably in the form of pigment powders) having a bleeding rate of ?0.5% and consisting of water-soluble functional dyes, preferably food dyes, which are firmly incorporated in a silica matrix. Apart from low bleeding of dye, these compositions are remarkable for their high stability to pH changes and/or ascorbic acid. The invention is also directed to the production of the dye compositions and the use thereof. The dye compositions are preferably employed in coloring foods, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, but also in other uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Volker Lischewski, Christoph Roth, Michael Felicetti, Katrin Schwager
  • Publication number: 20190306616
    Abstract: A loudspeaker comprising an acoustic waveguide (210), the acoustic waveguide (210) being configured to change its shape in order to change the directivity of sound emitted by the loudspeaker
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Enenkl, Thomas Kemp, Patrick Putzolu, Andreas Schwager
  • Patent number: 10392513
    Abstract: The invention relates to spray-dried, washfast dye compositions, preferably in the form of pigment powders, having a bleeding rate of ?0.5% and consisting of water-soluble functional dyes, preferably food dyes, which are firmly incorporated in a silica matrix. Apart from low bleeding of dye, these compositions are remarkable for their high stability to pH changes and/or ascorbic acid. The invention is also directed to the production of the dye compositions and the use thereof. The dye compositions are preferably employed in coloring foods, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, but also in other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sensient Imaging Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Lischewski, Christoph Roth, Michael Felicetti, Katrin Schwager
  • Patent number: 10166131
    Abstract: Stent delivery system having a contracted delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration is provided. The stent delivery system includes a stent having a plurality of expandable elements and a plurality of interstices disposed between adjacent expandable elements, and a delivery catheter having an inflatable balloon including creases extending non-uniformly within the interstices of the stent in the contracted delivery configuration. Each crease defines a maximum radial height within a corresponding interstice, and the maximum radial heights of the creases vary. A method for stenting at a target site within a patient's vessel including providing a stent delivery system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Schwager, Martin Frei, Suk-Woo Ha
  • Publication number: 20180296233
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aspiration catheter for the aspiration of material from blood vessels. The aspiration catheter according to the invention comprises a tubular catheter wall (2) having a first distal opening (3) and a first proximal opening (4). These two openings (3, 4) are connected to each other by a first lumen (5). The aspiration catheter further comprises a tubular guide sleeve (6) having a second distal opening (7) and a second proximal opening (8). A second lumen (9) extends between these two openings (7, 8). The tubular guide sleeve is arranged within the first lumen (5), wherein the second lumen (9) extends coaxially to the first lumen (5). The second proximal opening (8) extends laterally through the tubular catheter wall (2). The tubular guide sleeve is connected to the tubular catheter wall (2) in a region (X) of the first distal opening (3) and in a region (Y) of the second proximal opening (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: STG MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Michael SCHWAGER
  • Patent number: 10058433
    Abstract: An expandable implant for inserting within a skeletal space is provided, and a method for using the implant to expand the skeletal space. The implant is preferably designed to be inserted into an intervertebral space to replace at least part of an intervertebral disc between adjacent vertebral bodies. The expandable implant contains at least one first expansion compartment and at least one second expansion compartments, which compartments can be inflatable balloons that are inflated by a catheter. Inflating the first expansion compartment expands the implant in a first direction and inflating the second expansion compartment expands the implant in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Michael Schwager
  • Patent number: 9625069
    Abstract: A method for coaxially connecting a first plastic tube (10, 110) to a second plastic tube (20, 120), said plastic tubes (10, 20) in particular being provided as part of a medical catheter (102), the two plastic tubes (10, 20) being connected by way of a tubular connecting piece (50), characterized in that the first plastic tube (10) and/or the second plastic tube (20) are integrally molded from the outside onto the tubular connecting piece (50) using a forming process such that an adhesive and/or positive connection is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SIS MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Michael Schwager
  • Patent number: 9619071
    Abstract: Sensor fusion algorithm techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, behaviors of a host device and accessory devices are controlled based upon an orientation of the host device and accessory devices, relative to one another. A combined spatial position and/or orientation for the host device may be obtained based on raw measurements that are obtained from at least two different types of sensors. In addition, a spatial position and/or orientation for an accessory device is ascertained using one or more sensors of the accessory device. An orientation (or position) of the accessory device relative to the host computing device may then be computed based on the combined spatial position/orientation for the host computing device and the ascertained spatial position/orientation for the accessory device. The relative orientation that is computed may then be used in various ways to control behaviors of the host computing device and/or accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Perek, Michael A. Schwager, Sharon Drasnin, Mark J. Seilstad
  • Publication number: 20170042694
    Abstract: An expandable implant for inserting within a skeletal space is provided, and a method for using the implant to expand the skeletal space. The implant is preferably designed to be inserted into an intervertebral space to replace at least part of an intervertebral disc between adjacent vertebral bodies. The expandable implant contains at least one first expansion compartment and at least one second expansion compartments, which compartments can be inflatable balloons that are inflated by a catheter. Inflating the first expansion compartment expands the implant in a first direction and inflating the second expansion compartment expands the implant in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Michael Schwager
  • Patent number: 9561117
    Abstract: An expandable implant for inserting within a skeletal space is provided, and a method for using the implant to expand the skeletal space. The implant is preferably designed to be inserted into an intervertebral space to replace at least part of an intervertebral disc between adjacent vertebral bodies. The expandable implant contains at least one first expansion compartment and at least one second expansion compartments, which compartments can be inflatable balloons that are inflated by a catheter. Inflating the first expansion compartment expands the implant in a first direction and inflating the second expansion compartment expands the implant in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Michael Schwager
  • Publication number: 20160175130
    Abstract: Stent delivery system having a contracted delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration is provided. The stent delivery system includes a stent having a plurality of expandable elements and a plurality of interstices disposed between adjacent expandable elements, and a delivery catheter having an inflatable balloon including creases extending non-uniformly within the interstices of the stent in the contracted delivery configuration. Each crease defines a maximum radial height within a corresponding interstice, and the maximum radial heights of the creases vary. A method for stenting at a target site within a patient's vessel including providing a stent delivery system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Schwager, Martin Frei, Suk-Woo Ha
  • Patent number: 9295570
    Abstract: A method of making a stent delivery system is provided in which a delivery catheter has a balloon that extends non-uniformly into interstices of a stent. In accordance with the method a balloon/stent/crimping tube assembly is placed in a crimping tool, the balloon is inflated, and the crimping tool is actuated to compress the stent on the outside of the balloon without application of heat or chemicals, thereby causing creases of the balloon to extend non-uniformly into the interstices of the stent. Optionally, pillows may be formed in the balloon to prevent longitudinal movement of the stent with respect to the balloon during intravascular delivery. One or more secondary crimpings also may be performed to achieve a smoother delivery profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Schwager, Martin Frei, Suk-Woo Ha
  • Patent number: 9138565
    Abstract: A guide wire for a catheter comprises an elongated hollow shaft has a lumen for delivering or leading away the fluid, and an insertion aid in the form of a flexible wire coil connected coaxially to a distal end of the hollow shaft. The wire coil has a guide wire tip arranged at a distal end, a core wire being arranged in the lumen of the hollow shaft to control the flexibility of the guide wire. The core wire extends out of the lumen and through the wire coil to the guide wire tip. A distal inner area of the wire coil adjacent to the guide wire tip in a proximal direction communicates with the lumen of the hollow shaft by means of a fluid channel formed next to the core wire and has at least one outwardly open passage opening for the fluid to be introduced or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SCHWAGER MEDICA AG
    Inventors: Michael Schwager, Karl Konstantin Haase
  • Publication number: 20150234478
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile device application state are described. In one or more implementations, a mobile device includes a computing device that is flexibly coupled to an input device via a flexible hinge. Accordingly, the mobile device can operate in a variety of different power states based on a positional orientation of the computing device to an associated input device. In one or more implementations, an application that resides on a computing device can operate in different application states based on a positional orientation of the computing device to an associated input device. In one or more implementations, techniques discussed herein can differentiate between vibrations caused by touch input to a touch functionality, and other types of vibrations. Based on this differentiation, techniques can determine whether to transition between device power states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Sharon Drasnin, Michael A. Schwager, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Mark J. Seilstad
  • Patent number: 9047207
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile device power state are described. In one or more implementations, a mobile device includes a computing device that is flexibly coupled to an input device via a flexible hinge. Accordingly, the mobile device can operate in a variety of different power states based on a positional orientation of the computing device to an associated input device. In one or more implementations, an application that resides on a computing device can operate in different application states based on a positional orientation of the computing device to an associated input device. In one or more implementations, techniques discussed herein can differentiate between vibrations caused by touch input to a touch functionality, and other types of vibrations. Based on this differentiation, techniques can determine whether to transition between device power states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Sharon Drasnin, Michael A. Schwager, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Mark J. Seilstad
  • Publication number: 20150094813
    Abstract: An expandable implant for inserting within a skeletal space is provided, and a method for using the implant to expand the skeletal space. The implant is preferably designed to be inserted into an intervertebral space to replace at least part of an intervertebral disc between adjacent vertebral bodies. The expandable implant contains at least one first expansion compartment and at least one second expansion compartments, which compartments can be inflatable balloons that are inflated by a catheter. Inflating the first expansion compartment expands the implant in a first direction and inflating the second expansion compartment expands the implant in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Michael Schwager
  • Patent number: 8940052
    Abstract: An expandable implant for inserting within a skeletal space is provided, and a method for using the implant to expand the skeletal space. The implant is preferably designed to be inserted into an intervertebral space to replace at least part of an intervertebral disc between adjacent vertebral bodies. The expandable implant contains at least one first expansion compartment and at least one second expansion compartments, which compartments can be inflatable balloons that are inflated by a catheter. Inflating the first expansion compartment expands the implant in a first direction and inflating the second expansion compartment expands the implant in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Michael Schwager