Patents by Inventor Michael Stutz

Michael Stutz 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: 10759126
    Abstract: A carrier for carrying an ophthalmic lens comprises: a basket (10) comprising a basket wall defining a concave cavity for accommodating an ophthalmic lens (100), the basket further comprising at least three recesses (12) arranged in the basket wall at different locations along the circumference of the basket (10); and a retainer (20) comprising at least three retainer arms (21) arranged in a star-shaped configuration corresponding to the arrangement of the recesses (12) along the circumference of the basket (10). In an assembled state each retainer arm (21) of the retainer (20) engages with a corresponding one of the recesses (12) in the basket wall of the basket (10) to retain the ophthalmic lens (100) in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stutz, Thomas Leibold, Jennifer Schmitt, Roger Biel, Matthias Braun, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Frederick Waldern, Daniel Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10624981
    Abstract: A method of removing a liquid from a container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic contact lens, in particular a soft contact lens, during transporting the container (1) from a liquid bath (13) to a subsequent processing station (14), the method including the steps of: transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, generating suction (20), and applying the suction (20) to a bottom (11) of the container (1) during the step of transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, thereby removing the liquid from the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Andrea Kopp, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Stutz
  • Patent number: 10562834
    Abstract: A process to prepare a compound of Formula (I) wherein R3, R4 and R5 are each selected independently from hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxyl, and wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and alkoxyl may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and alkoxyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Berger, Stephan Veit, Hans Peter Niedermann, Tobias Kappesser, Alfred Stutz
  • Publication number: 20190135725
    Abstract: A process to prepare a compound of Formula (I) wherein R3, R4 and R5 are each selected independently from hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxyl, and wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and alkoxyl may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and alkoxyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Berger, Stephan Veit, Hans Peter Niedermann, Tobias Kappesser, Alfred Stutz
  • Publication number: 20190117821
    Abstract: A method of removing a liquid from a container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic contact lens, in particular a soft contact lens, during transporting the container (1) from a liquid bath (13) to a subsequent processing station (14), the method including the steps of: transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, generating suction (20), and applying the suction (20) to a bottom (11) of the container (1) during the step of transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, thereby removing the liquid from the container (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Andrea Kopp, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Stutz
  • Patent number: 10195303
    Abstract: A method of removing a liquid from a container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic contact lens, in particular a soft contact lens, during transporting the container (1) from a liquid bath (13) to a subsequent processing station (14), the method including the steps of: transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, generating suction (20), and applying the suction (20) to a bottom (11) of the container (1) during the step of transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, thereby removing the liquid from the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Andrea Kopp, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Stutz
  • Publication number: 20180281321
    Abstract: A carrier for carrying an ophthalmic lens comprises: a basket (10) comprising a basket wall defining a concave cavity for accommodating an ophthalmic lens (100), the basket further comprising at least three recesses (12) arranged in the basket wall at different locations along the circumference of the basket (10); and a retainer (20) comprising at least three retainer arms (21) arranged in a star-shaped configuration corresponding to the arrangement of the recesses (12) along the circumference of the basket (10). In an assembled state each retainer arm (21) of the retainer (20) engages with a corresponding one of the recesses (12) in the basket wall of the basket (10) to retain the ophthalmic lens (100) in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Stutz, Thomas Leibold, Jennifer Schmitt, Roger Biel, Matthias Braun, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Frederick Waldern, Daniel Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20180272632
    Abstract: An apparatus for the thermal curing of a lens-forming material contained in a lens mold to form an ophthalmic lens comprises: a tray made of metal, the tray having a fixation opening, a mold support made of plastic, wherein the mold support has a fastener fixed to the tray at the fixation opening and fixing the mold support to the tray, wherein the mold support further has a positioning guide configured to position a lens mold on the mold support in a predetermined position relative to the tray and wherein the mold support further has a support surface, and a lens mold arranged on the mold support, the lens mold having a bearing surface resting on the support surface of the mold support. The lens mold is arranged spaced apart from the tray by a clearance distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Stutz, Nicholas Gollas, Matthias Braun
  • Patent number: 10053249
    Abstract: A method for transporting a packaging shell (1) of an ophthalmic lens package comprises the steps of at a start location providing a packaging shell (1) comprising a depression (10), and a flange (11) completely surrounding the depression (10), providing a suction cup (2) having an opening (21) at a distal end thereof, which is completely surrounded by a rim (22) sized and shaped to engage the flange (11) in an engagement area completely enclosing the depression (10), positioning the suction cup (2) and the packaging shell (1) such that the rim (22) and the engagement area of the flange (11) face each other, moving the suction cup (2) and the packaging shell (1) towards each other, applying suction through the opening (21) of the suction cup (2), moving the suction cup (2) with the packaging shell (1) adhered thereto to the destination location, at the destination location releasing the suction, wherein a flexible sealing gasket (3) is arranged at the rim (22) to sealingly engage the flange (11) in the eng
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Michael Stutz, Ulrike Schultheiss, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier
  • Patent number: 9874491
    Abstract: A cuvette system (1) for use in the optical inspection of ophthalmic lenses comprises at least one receptacle (2) for accommodating an ophthalmic lens. The receptacle (2) has a longitudinal extension and an opening (20) arranged at one longitudinal end thereof. The receptacle (2) is adapted for containing a liquid. The cuvette system further comprises at least one inspection window (3) having an inspection surface (31). The inspection window (3) is arranged stationary and from the receptacle (2). The inspection window (3) is adapted for being joined to the receptacle (2) at the opening (20) of the receptacle (2) such that the inspection surface (31) of the inspection window (3) is immersed in the liquid. The inspection window (3) is further adapted for being removed from the opening (20) of the receptacle (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Susanne Fechner, Daniel Kessler, Roger Biel, Michael Stutz
  • Publication number: 20170165393
    Abstract: A method of removing a liquid from a container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic contact lens, in particular a soft contact lens, during transporting the container (1) from a liquid bath (13) to a subsequent processing station (14), the method including the steps of: transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, generating suction (20), and applying the suction (20) to a bottom (11) of the container (1) during the step of transporting the container (1) from the liquid bath to the subsequent processing station, thereby removing the liquid from the container (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Andrea Kopp, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier, Michael Stutz
  • Publication number: 20170166338
    Abstract: A method for transporting a packaging shell (1) of an ophthalmic lens package comprises the steps of at a start location providing a packaging shell (1) comprising a depression (10), and a flange (11) completely surrounding the depression (10), providing a suction cup (2) having an opening (21) at a distal end thereof, which is completely surrounded by a rim (22) sized and shaped to engage the flange (11) in an engagement area completely enclosing the depression (10), positioning the suction cup (2) and the packaging shell (1) such that the rim (22) and the engagement area of the flange (11) face each other, moving the suction cup (2) and the packaging shell (1) towards each other, applying suction through the opening (21) of the suction cup (2), moving the suction cup (2) with the packaging shell (1) adhered thereto to the destination location, at the destination location releasing the suction, wherein a flexible sealing gasket (3) is arranged at the rim (22) to sealingly engage the flange (11) in the eng
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Stutz, Ulrike Schultheiss, Katrin Sylke Struckmeier
  • Publication number: 20160146698
    Abstract: A cuvette system (1) for use in the optical inspection of ophthalmic lenses comprises at least one receptacle (2) for accommodating an ophthalmic lens. The receptacle (2) has a longitudinal extension and an opening (20) arranged at one longitudinal end thereof. The receptacle (2) is adapted for containing a liquid. The cuvette system further comprises at least one inspection window (3) having an inspection surface (31). The inspection window (3) is arranged stationary and from the receptacle (2). The inspection window (3) is adapted for being joined to the receptacle (2) at the opening (20) of the receptacle (2) such that the inspection surface (31) of the inspection window (3) is immersed in the liquid. The inspection window (3) is further adapted for being removed from the opening (20) of the receptacle (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Susanne Fechner, Daniel Kessler, Roger Biel, Michael Stutz
  • Publication number: 20080064245
    Abstract: A device for connecting an electric drive to at least one supply network as well as several methods for producing such a connecting device includes a first contact/terminal unit to which at least one first wire of the supply network can be connected, a second contact/terminal unit to which the electric drive can be connected, and a third contact/terminal unit to which second wire of the at least one supply network can be connected. The first contact/terminal unit is connected to the second contact/terminal unit in such a way that a wire connection can be created between the at least one supply network and the electric drive. The third contact/terminal unit is connected to the first contact/terminal unit or the second contact/terminal unit such that a direct or indirect wire connection can be created between the at least one second wire and the at least one supply network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Bielesch, Michael Stutz
  • Patent number: 6609726
    Abstract: An assembly comprising an inflator (10) and an elongated gas bag (14) in fluid communication therewith, said gas bag (14) being transferable from a space-saving folded condition into a deployed condition by compressed gas made available when required by said inflator (10), is characterized in that a flexible, compression-resistant space keeper (16) is provided in the interior of said gas bag (14) which provides a flow path for the compressed gas in the interior of said gas bag (14) whilst at the same time permitting folding of said gas bag (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Stütz, Hartmut Wölke
  • Patent number: 6224091
    Abstract: An airbag device for a motor vehicle which includes an airbag (20) consisting of an inflatable gas cushion, a gas generator (26) for filling the airbag (20), a gas conduit tube (18) extending through a divided-off portion of the airbag, exhaust ports in the gas conduit tube (18), a profiled ledge (10) having an ejection channel configured therein and in which the airbag (20) arranged in stacked folds is accommodated along with the gas conduit tube (18), and fasteners for holding the modular unit comprised of the profiled ledge (10), the airbag (20) and the gas conduit tube (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinz Eyrainer, Michael Stütz
  • Patent number: 6224087
    Abstract: A side impact protective device for vehicle occupants is arranged along a roof frame of a vehicle and includes a cladding part for covering the roof frame, a head gas bag and mounting members. The head gas bag is convertible from a folded state to an unfolded state and has, in its unfolded state, an upper part with two outer end portions. The head gas bag is arranged underneath the cladding part in the folded state extended in a longitudinal direction substantially parallel to the roof frame and only folded in a direction transversely to the longitudinal direction. The mounting members serve to attach the head gas bag at least at the outer end portions to the roof frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Stütz, Heinz Eyrainer
  • Patent number: 6135491
    Abstract: A vehicular roof headlining includes an integrated head protection restraining apparatus in the form of several inflatable gas bags which are stowed folded in a trough-shaped receiving body 18 in the border region of the headlining and form, together with the headlining, a preassembled module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mark Olson, Michael Stutz, Heinz Eyrainer
  • Patent number: 5957487
    Abstract: A lateral impact protective device for a front and a rear vehicle occupant comprises an elongated head gas bag which is convertable from a folded state to an inflated state. The gas bag has two opposite lateral ends and is adapted to extend, in the inflated state, from sidewards of said front vehicle occupant as far as sidewards of said rear vehicle occupant. The lateral protective device provides a common and, therefore, low-price protection for the front and the rear vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Stutz
  • Patent number: 5536041
    Abstract: In a gas bag protective device for a vehicle occupant with an inflatable gas bag, a gas generator with a plurality of gas outlet openings and a generally tubular diffusor surrounding the gas generator and provided with a plurality of gas distribution openings are located within the gas bag. A casing is provided for accommodating the gas bag in a folded condition, the diffusor and the gas generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: TRW Repa GmbH
    Inventors: Dominique Acker, Gunter Maier, Thomas Herpich, Michael Stutz