Patents by Inventor Michael Walter

Michael Walter 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: 20210375792
    Abstract: A chip package is provided. The chip package may include at least one chip, an exposed metal region and a metal protection layer structure over the exposed metal region and configured to protect the metal region from oxidation. The protection layer structure includes a low-temperature deposited oxide, and a hydrothermally converted metal oxide layer over the protection layer structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Harry Walter SAX, Johann GATTERBAUER, Wolfgang LEHNERT, Evelyn NAPETSCHNIG, Michael ROGALLI
  • Patent number: 11172924
    Abstract: A multiple-firing clip device includes a hollow shaft defining a lateral opening communicating with an environment and a distal shaft portion between the lateral opening and a distal end opening. A shuttle longitudinally moves on the shaft and comprises a shuttle body defining a lumen surrounding the shaft, a snare, and a snare-extender slide defining a snare track to form a snare travel path in which the snare is disposed from the body and through the track and a portion of the body. The slide moves along a given extent defining a slide distance and a distal end and movement of the slide to the distal end shortens the snare travel path to extend the snare portion through the lateral opening, through the distal shaft portion, and distally out from a distal side of the body longer than the given extent to secure a suture with the snare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventors: Derek Dee Deville, Kevin W. Smith, Michael Walter Kirk, Carlos Rivera, George Nunez, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Korey Kline, Matthew A. Palmer, M. Sean McBrayer, Richard George Cartledge, Max Pierre Mendez, Kevin K. Dang, Bryan A. Janish, Manouchehr A. Miraki
  • Publication number: 20210350354
    Abstract: Various systems, apparatuses, and methods are described herein for enabling secure communication protocols for proximity-based validation in distributed multi-device frameworks. Distributed multi-device frameworks present unique challenges when it comes to ensuring that user communications between various devices and over variable-security communication mediums remain secure. To address the noted challenges, some embodiments of the present invention provide for an apparatus configured to establish secure communications with a central system using wallet identifying data that is configured to secure data transfers between the apparatus and the central system. In accordance with some embodiments, devices communicating on proposed networks are arranged in a manner and using a network architecture that is configured to optimize overall network security and system integrity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Chen, Robert James Skillington, Jay Walter Robinson, Tuomas Santeri Artman, Cristian Matias Sepulveda, Joshua Isaac Zloof, Leslie Jean Chicoine, Mahmudul Arefin Din
  • Patent number: 11166769
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a hand controller apparatus for controlling a tool in a robotic surgery system can include a body including a proximal end and a distally located interface end configured to be coupled to an input apparatus configured to control a surgical tool. The hand controller apparatus can include a feedback device supported by the body and configured to provide feedback to a user in response to a change in a function of the hand controller apparatus from a first mode to a second mode, the second mode different from the first mode. The function can include at least one: controlling a camera that images a surgical site, instrument clutching to reposition the hand controller apparatus, a pre-set surgery routine, or an operation to control the surgical tool. The change from the first mode to the second mode can be configured to occur within the same function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Michael Kelly, Michael Darter Collins, Chad Clayton Walters, Jonathan Bradley Duke, Zachary Kevin Durand
  • Patent number: 11161100
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a catalyst as a passive nitrogen oxide adsorber, which has a carrier substrate, a zeolite, palladium, and platinum, wherein the palladium is provided in a quantity of 0.01 to 10 wt. %, based on the sum of the weights of zeolite, platinum, and palladium and calculated as a palladium metal, and platinum in a quantity of 0.1 to 10 wt. %, based on the weight of the palladium and calculated as a platinum metal. The invention also relates to the use of said catalyst in connection with a SCR catalyst in an exhaust gas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Hengst, Michael Lennartz, Frank-Walter Schuetze
  • Patent number: 11148927
    Abstract: Among other things, a chiller for chilling water to be dispensed as part of beverages includes a tank configured to contain a cooling mass for chilling the water. A first tube in the tank is configured to be immersed in the cooling mass and to carry the water along a path from a source towards a location where the chilled water is to be dispensed as part of the beverages. A second tube is configured to be immersed in the cooling mass and to carry a coolant along a recirculation path from a coolant source and back to the coolant source. The coolant has a sufficiently low temperature to cause a frozen mass to be formed as part of the cooling mass within the tank and in the vicinity of the second tube. The first tube and the second tube are configured and positioned relative to one another within the tank so that the frozen mass occupies at least 30 percent of the volume of the cooling mass in the tank but does not touch the first tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hydration Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wing, Michael Peterson, Kent Walters, Elizabeth Becton, Sean Grundy, Yvan De Boeck, Joseph Brumaghim, Matthew Howard Dorson
  • Patent number: 11151074
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to implement multiple inference compute engines are disclosed herein. A disclosed example apparatus includes a first inference compute engine, a second inference compute engine, and an accelerator on coherent fabric to couple the first inference compute engine and the second inference compute engine to a converged coherency fabric of a system-on-chip, the accelerator on coherent fabric to arbitrate requests from the first inference compute engine and the second inference compute engine to utilize a single in-die interconnect port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Israel Diamand, Roni Rosner, Ravi Venkatesan, Shlomi Shua, Oz Shitrit, Henrietta Bezbroz, Alexander Gendler, Ohad Falik, Zigi Walter, Michael Behar, Shlomi Alkalay
  • Publication number: 20210317763
    Abstract: An insert assembly unit for a muffler of an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine includes two walls (12, 14) arranged at spaced locations from one another. Each of the two walls has a circumferential edge area (20, 22) configured for fixing at a circumferential wall of a muffler. An exhaust gas flow unit (26) is arranged between the two walls. The exhaust gas flow unit includes a flow duct area (34) with an exhaust gas outer flow opening (38) to be positioned directed towards an opening in a circumferential wall of a muffler, a first mounting duct area (40) with a first mounting opening (44) for fixing the exhaust gas flow unit at a first wall of the walls, and a second mounting duct area (42) with a second mounting opening (46) for fixing the exhaust gas flow unit at a second wall of the walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Michael MARQUARDT-STAMMBERGER, Martin STRÄHLE, Christian WALTER
  • Patent number: 11141717
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst which comprises a carrier substrate, palladium, and a zeolite, the largest channels of which are formed by 10 tetradrically coordinated atoms; to the use of said catalyst as a passive nitrogen oxide adsorber, an exhaust gas system which contains said catalyst and an SCR catalyst, and to a method for purifying the exhaust gas of motor vehicles using said exhaust gas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Hengst, Frank-Walter Schuetze, Michael Lennartz
  • Patent number: 11141522
    Abstract: A device for moving contents of a tube by acting on the exterior of the tube is provided. The device includes a housing having a tube passageway extending along a length thereof for holding a tube therein. A first roller and a second roller are moveable between a first position and a second position and configured to compress the tube in the second position. A first roller chassis is coupled to the housing for mounting the first roller therein and a second roller chassis is coupled to the housing for mounting the second roller therein. The first and second roller chasses are moveable between a first position in which the tube is disengaged and a second position in which the tube is engaged. A lever operably coupled to the housing causes the first or second roller to pivot and engage the tube positioned within the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Vector Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet L. F. Phillips, Michael J. Phillips, Glenn Walters
  • Patent number: 11144935
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, comprising: aggregating a plurality of sets of transactions, each set of transactions comprising transactions related to an account-merchant pairing; determining variables characterizing a recurrence period based on transaction dates of the transactions in the each set; predicting the recurrence period for a transaction related to the account-merchant pairing for each customer of the plurality of customers; aggregating another set of transactions between the plurality of customers and the merchant; evaluating a distribution of the recurrence period for each customer within range of a distant point; and based on the evaluation of the distribution of the recurrence period for each customer, generating a probability of the merchant having a recurrent transaction with the customer. The account-merchant pairing may comprise a customer account and a merchant of a plurality of customers and merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Jumper, Jeremy Gerstle, Olufemi Anthony, Jonathan Boroumand, Erik Virbitsky, Michael Walters, Aniver Bosede
  • Patent number: 11111262
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are new C-mannoside compounds and compositions and their application as pharmaceuticals for the treatment of human disease. Methods of inhibition of FimH activity in a human subject are also provided for the treatment diseases such as urinary tract infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Development Limited, Fimbrion Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Bishop, Eugene L. Stewart, Katherine Louisa Widdowson, James Walter Janetka, Laurel Kathryn McGrane
  • Publication number: 20210274673
    Abstract: An electronic assembly includes an electronic package connected to a host circuit board. The electronic assembly includes interposer assemblies electrically connected to the electronic package. The electronic assembly includes cable modules coupled to upper separable interface of the interposer assemblies. The electronic assembly includes carrier assemblies configured to be coupled to an upper surface of the electronic package. Each carrier assembly includes a carrier base block and a carrier lid configured to hold at least one interposer assembly and at least one cable module. The carrier assemblies hold the cable modules with the module contacts in electrical connection with upper mating interfaces of the interposer contacts. The carrier assemblies hold lower mating interfaces of the interposer contacts in electrical connection with upper package contacts of the electronic package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher William Blackburn, Jeffery Walter Mason, Nathan Lincoln Tracy, Clarence Leon Yu, Michael David Herring
  • Publication number: 20210265213
    Abstract: A semiconductor component may include a first compressive strain layer on top of a semiconductor body. A material for the first compressive strain layer may include Ta, Mo, Nb, compounds thereof, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Michaelis, Markus Broell, Robert Walter, Franz Eberhard, Michael Huber, Wolfgang Schmid
  • Publication number: 20210260966
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a refrigerant circuit of an air conditioning system, with a heat exchanger block with a first fluid channel as a refrigerant channel for the flow of refrigerant as a first fluid and with a second fluid channel for the flow of a second fluid therethrough. The first fluid channel and the second fluid channel are in thermal contact for the exchange of heat. A third fluid channel is provided, which is provided as a second refrigerant channel for the flow of refrigerant therethrough, wherein a second refrigerant inlet and a second refrigerant outlet are provided, which are in fluid communication with the third fluid channel, wherein the first fluid channel is in direct thermal contact with the third fluid channel as an internal heat exchanger for the exchange of heat between the refrigerant in the first fluid channel with the refrigerant in the third fluid channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Michael WALTER, Uwe FOERSTER
  • Patent number: 11087150
    Abstract: A method and a device are for identifying objects from camera images, e.g. for vehicle driver assistance systems. The method involves: capturing a series of camera images, determining a plurality of planes in space by associating adjacent corresponding features in at least two consecutive camera images with a given one of the planes, determining a relative translation vector of a plane, and identifying dynamic objects in the camera images based on the relative translation vector of an associated plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Walter
  • Publication number: 20210205079
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a frame, a valve, and an expansion element. The frame is movable between contracted and expanded configurations and includes first struts and second struts non-hingedly coupled together. The second struts are configured to pivot relative to the first struts as the frame moves between the contracted and expanded configurations. The valve is coupled to the frame and includes leaflets. The expansion element extends through a lumen of the first struts. The expansion element is slidable relative to the lumen of the first struts and is configured to move the frame incrementally from the contracted configuration and the expanded configuration and from the expanded configuration to the contracted configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC
    Inventors: Richard George Cartledge, Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Korey Kline, Max Pierre Mendez, Matthew A. Palmer, Michael Walter Kirk, Carlos Rivera, Eric Petersen, M. Sean McBrayer
  • Publication number: 20210207742
    Abstract: A U-shaped clamp to attach or snap a conduit or pipe to a slotted structural member. The U-shaped clamp includes a bottom portion, a first side having a first wing connected to the bottom portion; a second side having a second wing connected to the bottom portion thereby forming a U-shaped structure with the first and second sides. The at least one wing snaps into a strut ledge or a rolled edge of the structural member when in an engaged position. The structural member may be a strut or a receiver. The wings engage and snap into curled ends or lips on sides of the strut and thus may adapt the pipe clamp to the strut. Alternatively, the U-shaped clamp may snap into suitably sized strut ledges or a rolled edges on the structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Mag Daddy, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel James Dickinson, Michael Walter Smith
  • Publication number: 20210169489
    Abstract: A recapturable external LAA exclusion clip system includes a clip comprising first and second clip struts, at least one of the struts having a connector interface comprising a first portion of a lock, and a delivery device comprising a handle and an end effector. The handle comprises jaw and lock controls. The end effector is connected to the handle and comprises a clevis and first and second jaws. The jaws are connected to the clevis and operatively connected to the jaw control to actively articulate at least one of the jaws with respect to the other. At least one of the jaws has a connector comprising a second portion of the lock operatively connected to the lock control to removably lock with the first portion of the lock. The first and second portions of the lock have a locked state and are configured to unlock the locked state upon actuation of the lock control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Syntheon 2.0, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Dee Deville, Matthew A. Palmer, Richard Cartledge, Thomas O. Bales, JR., M. Sean McBrayer, William T. Bales, Michael Walter Kirk, William Ragheb, Eric Petersen, Carlos Rivera, Vincent Turturro
  • Publication number: 20210137104
    Abstract: An agricultural formulation comprises: at least one agricultural active; and an alkyl imino dipropionate having the formula: wherein R is a C6-C24, linear or branched, alkyl group, and wherein each M is independently a cation chosen from Mg2+, Ca2+, NH4+, K+, and Na+, and wherein the formulation is free of an alkylamine and/or derivative thereof if R is lauryl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shawn Zhu, Joshua Jurs, Elliot Isaac Band, Michael Walters, Turgut Battal