Patents by Inventor Michael Steiner

Michael Steiner 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: 20050257269
    Abstract: A response system which produces strategies to contain hosts compromised by a worm. One minimizes the damage so caused and the loss of business values induced by actions taken to protect a network. The approach uses logical representation of the target network. By abstracting low level information such as switches, routers and their connectivities, theoretical algorithms are used to find the optimal containment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Suresh Chari, Pau-Chen Cheng, Pankaj Rohatgi, Charanjit Jutla, Josyula Rao, Michael Steiner
  • Publication number: 20050217035
    Abstract: Processes and apparatuses (10) for commercial and home-use cleaning of textile. Home-use embodiments replace the home laundry clothes dryer, except for embodiments using a novel manual kit (K). Soiled/stained textile (12, 14) sprayed dampened with solvent, preferably automatically in the dryer apparatus' rotatable drum (16); but the textile therein is not soaked nor immersed in solvent. Highly absorbent, untreated pad material (3, 56) is placed into the drum, for rubbing against the tumbling textile (12, 14), to remove the soil, stains and solvent, as well as provide wrinkle deterring hydration. Also, for home-use washer and washer-dryer combined units, the pad material (3, 56) can be placed into the drum (16) prior to the washing cycle, to enhance the scrubbing action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: William Steiner, Michael Steiner
  • Patent number: 6943516
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicle seat adjuster in an adjusting path having a first mechanical stop and a second mechanical stop. A user sets an adjustment position of the adjuster inside the adjusting path. A protective stop is also automatically set in the adjusting path in the vicinity of the mechanical stops or another mechanical block blocking the adjusting path. The protective stop causes the adjusting motion to be reduced or stopped upon reaching of the protective stop. This helps produce a smooth braking of the vehicle seat and reduces the mechanical strain on the mechanical stops. The protective stop may be corrected with an updated protective stop. The updated protective stop is maintained despite any user action if a condition dependent on the adjusting motion of the adjuster is fulfilled. Learning regions within the adjusting path are provided to allow the setting of updated protective stops within the learning regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Coburg
    Inventors: Alexander Woller, Ingo Carl, Michael Steiner, Thorsten Fuchs, Stefan Schiegel, Thomas Rösch
  • Publication number: 20050156340
    Abstract: Prior art processes for producing protein-based capsules (for example, capsules for use in electrophoretic media) tend to be wasteful because they produce many capsules outside the desired size range, which is typically about 20 to 50 ?m. Capsule size distribution and yields can be improved by either (a) emulsifying a water-immiscible phase in a preformed coacervate of the protein; or (b) using a limited coalescence process with colloidal alumina as the surface-active particulate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Valianatos, Rajesh Chebiyam, Jeremy Manning, Michael Steiner, Thomas Whitesides, Michael Walls
  • Publication number: 20050152022
    Abstract: Electro-optic media are disclosed containing a plurality of types of electro-optic media within a single layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Honeyman, Richard Paolini, Michael Steiner, Thomas Whitesides, Andrew Oleson
  • Publication number: 20050048430
    Abstract: A burner apparatus comprising housing defining a chamber and having an air inlet, a peripherally extending baffle disposed in the housing, a first peripherally extending flow passage being formed between the housing and the baffle, the first flow passage being in open communication with the air inlet, a peripherally extending combustion liner disposed inwardly of the baffle, a second peripherally extending flow passage being formed between the liner and the baffle, the second flow passage being in open communication with the first passage, a reversing diverter disposed in the chamber and positioned to direct air flowing from the first flow passage into the second flow passage, a burner assembly mounting plate disposed in the liner and having a first side and a second side, the mounting plate and the liner at least partially defining a burner barrel on the first side of the mounting plate, at least one burner assembly mounted on the burner mounting plate and a plenum on the second side of the mounting plate th
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Steiner
  • Publication number: 20040257019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling an adjuster on a motor vehicle, in particular for a motor vehicle seat adjustment, with at least one adjustment range between a first stop and a second stop. An adjustment position for the adjuster may be set within the adjustment range by means of a user action, said adjustment position determined within the adjustment range and a protective stop set in the adjustment path, which, depending on the adjuster position, triggers a reduction in the adjustment energy, in particular to stop the adjustment movement in the vicinity of a mechanical block for the adjustment movement. According to the invention, in order to correct the position of the protective stop, a new protective stop is set, which may not be inactivated by a user action, when a condition, dependent on the adjuster motion of the adjuster device is fulfilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Alexander Woller, Ingo Carl, Michael Steiner, Thorsten Fuchs, Stefan Schiegel, Thomas Rosch
  • Patent number: 6798859
    Abstract: A branch amplifier card for a nuclear reactor control rod drive control system is provided. The control system includes a control processor, a plurality of transponder cards arranged in clusters with each cluster under the control of a branch amplifier card. The branch amplifier card is configured to receive commands from the control processor, send the converted commands to transponder cards under the control of the branch amplifier card and to a downstream branch amplifier card, receive an acknowledge word from transponder cards under the control of the branch amplifier card, add AC voltage threshold level information about the transponder cards under the control of the branch amplifier card to the acknowledge word, permit transponder trouble information attached to the acknowledge word to remain in the acknowledge word, and resend the acknowledge word including the transponder trouble information to an upstream branch amplifier card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Michael Steiner, Craig Miles Smith, Leonid Boris Sheikman, Craig Ernest Leighty
  • Patent number: 6781331
    Abstract: A method and system of regulating an output voltage of a boiling water reactor nuclear reactor plant recirculation system motor generator are provided. The method includes sensing an alternator output voltage and transmitting an alternator output voltage signal to a voltage regulator circuit, sensing an alternator speed and transmitting an alternator speed signal to the voltage regulator circuit, comparing the alternator output voltage signal to the alternator speed signal with a volts per hertz divider network electrically coupled to the alternator output voltage sensing circuit and the alternator speed sensing device, adjusting a capacitive reactance of the voltage regulator with a lead compensation circuit electrically coupled in series with the volts per hertz divider network, and adjusting a current in a control winding of a saturable reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Steven Mokri, Nelso Petroni, William Michael Steiner, Stephen L. Joslin, Craig Ernest Leighty
  • Patent number: 6775772
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for establishing security parameters that are used to exchange data on a secure connection. A piggy-backed key exchange protocol is defined, with which these security parameters are advantageously exchanged. By piggy-backing the key exchange onto other already-required messages (such as a client's HTTP GET request, or the server's response thereto), the overhead associated with setting up a secure browser-to-server connection is minimized. This technique is defined for a number of different scenarios, where the client and server may or may not share an encoding scheme, and is designed to maintain the integrity of application layer communication protocols. In one scenario, a client and a server exchange secure messages using a trusted third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Binding, Stefan Georg Hild, Luke James O'Connor, Sandeep K. Singhal, Victor John Shoup, Michael Steiner
  • Patent number: 6751731
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for establishing security parameters that are used to exchange data on a secure connection. A piggy-backed key exchange protocol is defined, with which these security parameters are advantageously exchanged. By piggy-backing the key exchange onto other already-required messages (such as a client's HTTP GET request, or the server's response thereto), the overhead associated with setting up a secure browser-to-server connection is minimized. This technique is defined for a number of different scenarios, where the client and server may or may not share an encoding scheme, and is designed to maintain the integrity of application layer communication protocols. In one scenario, a client and server share a common message encoding scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Binding, Stefan Georg Hild, Yen-Min Huang, Luke James O'Connor, Sandeep K. Singhal, Victor John Shoup, Michael Steiner
  • Publication number: 20040051487
    Abstract: A method and system of regulating an output voltage of a boiling water reactor nuclear reactor plant recirculation system motor generator are provided. The method includes sensing an alternator output voltage and transmitting an alternator output voltage signal to a voltage regulator circuit, sensing an alternator speed and transmitting an alternator speed signal to the voltage regulator circuit, comparing the alternator output voltage signal to the alternator speed signal with a volts per hertz divider network electrically coupled to the alternator output voltage sensing circuit and the alternator speed sensing device, adjusting a capacitive reactance of the voltage regulator with a lead compensation circuit electrically coupled in series with the volts per hertz divider network, and adjusting a current in a control winding of a saturable reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: James Steven Mokri, Nelso J. Petroni, William Michael Steiner, Steven L. Joslin, Craig Ernest Leighty
  • Patent number: 6694431
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for establishing security parameters that are used to exchange data on a secure connection. A piggy-backed key exchange protocol is defined, with which these security parameters are advantageously exchanged. By piggy-backing the key exchange onto other already-required messages (such as a client's HTTP GET request, or the server's response thereto), the overhead associated with setting up a secure browser-to-server connection is minimized. This technique is defined for a number of different scenarios, where the client and server may or may not share an encoding scheme, and is designed to maintain the integrity of application layer communication protocols. In one scenario, a client proposes a message encoding scheme, but the server will not use this proposed scheme. The server proposes a different scheme, after which the client re-issues its request for secure content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Binding, Stefan Georg Hild, Yen-Min Huang, Luke James O'Connor, Sandeep K. Singhal, Victor John Shoup, Michael Steiner
  • Patent number: 6650722
    Abstract: A transponder card for a nuclear reactor control rod drive control system is provided. The control system includes a control processor and a plurality of electrical devices operationally coupled to the control processor. The transponder card is configured to receive commands from the control processor, energize an appropriate electrical device when commanded, detect a failure in control circuitry of the transponder card, send a failure alarm, and remove power from an electrical device during a control circuitry failure event when there is no command to energize the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Michael Steiner, Steven Dale Sawyer, Craig Miles Smith, Leonid Boris Sheikman, Vernon Evans Martin, Craig Ernest Leighty
  • Publication number: 20030202625
    Abstract: A transponder card for a nuclear reactor control rod drive control system is provided. The control system includes a control processor and a plurality of electrical devices operationally coupled to the control processor. The transponder card is configured to receive commands from the control processor, energize an appropriate electrical device when commanded, detect a failure in control circuitry of the transponder card, send a failure alarm, and remove power from an electrical device during a control circuitry failure event when there is no command to energize the electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: William Michael Steiner, Steven Dale Sawyer, Craig Miles Smith, Leonid Boris Sheikman, Vernon Evans Martin, Craig Ernest Leighty
  • Patent number: 6161807
    Abstract: A portable, optically-stable stand, sized to fit over a bed or chair, such as a wheel chair, adapted to collapse with pivoting legs compactly folded parallel to a main beam, is configured to unfold with all support legs mutually diverging. On the main beam is removably attached a vertical post. Eye examination equipment is mounted height-adjustable to the vertical post with a sleeve sliding over the post, regulated with rack and gear. The main beam and legs are telescoping to enhance compactness. The legs are secured in an optically stable support position with leg proximal ends pivotably received in a slot with a slot flat end. With the pivoting legs diverging in said support position, a leg end terminating in an oblique, flat surface is leans in face-to-face contact against the slot flat end to limit further pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventors: Michael Steiner, Nicholas Breigenzer
  • Patent number: 5837193
    Abstract: A method of decontaminating or sterilizing freeze dryers at low temperature and pressure levels by utilizing sterilant vapor is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Robert Warren Childers, Columbus Clark Cockerham, Jr., Matthew Stuart Dixon, John William Johnson, Thaddeus J. Mielnik, Manfred Michael Steiner
  • Patent number: 4918390
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring the condition of a plurality of electrical devices, particularly electrical switches actuated by sensors, to determine the condition of each and the location of e.g., a malfunctioning device. The electrical devices are connected in parallel across a pair of line conductors. A voltage-dropping element is inserted in series with the line at the input side of each device, and a current-limiting element, passing a fixed current independently of voltage above a predetermined threshold, is inserted in series with the respective device. Initially, a voltage is applied to the line of greater magnitude than the sum of the predetermined threshold and the voltage of the first device, and is sequentially increased in a plurality of steps, while the current passing through the line initially and after each of the voltage steps is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventors: Pinhas Ziv, Michael Steiner