Patents by Inventor Peter Muller

Peter Muller 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: 20180127307
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments, a coated article includes a carbon-doped zirconium based layer before heat treatment (HT). The coated article is heat treated sufficiently to cause the carbon-doped zirconium oxide and/or nitride based layer to result in a carbon-doped zirconium oxide based layer that is scratch resistant and/or chemically durable. The doping of the layer with carbon (C) has been found to improve wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jens-Peter MULLER, Jean VIEIRA, Bernd DISTELDORF, Allen CHU, Jijun LAO, Yiwei LU, Vijayen S. VEERASAMY
  • Publication number: 20180021150
    Abstract: Joint prosthesis (100) with removal device comprising a first portion (10) suitable to be implanted in a bone structure and suitable to couple with a second portion (50), characterised in that said second portion (50) houses within it a removal element (70) suitable to interact with at least one of said first and second portions (10, 50) and in that said removal element (70), is configured to be operated in translation with respect to the second portion (50), and to generate a detachment force such as to uncouple the first portion (10) from the second portion (50) of the joint prosthesis (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Wade HARPER, Ralph HERTEL, Volkmar JANSSON, Bernhard JOST, Christophe MONNIN, Peter MÜLLER, Matthew D. SALTZMAN, Anup SHAH, Matthias A. ZUMSTEIN, Francesco SICCARDI, Massimiliano BERNARDONI, Andrea ROSA
  • Patent number: 9845261
    Abstract: A method of making a heat treated (HT) substantially transparent coated article to be used in shower door applications, window applications, tabletop applications, or any other suitable applications. For example, certain embodiments relate to a method of making a coated article including a step of heat treating a glass substrate coated with at least layer of or including carbon (e.g., diamond-like carbon (DLC)) and an overlying protective film thereon. The protective film may be of or include both (a) an oxygen blocking or barrier layer, and (b) a release layer, with the release layer being located between at least the carbon based layer and the oxygen blocking layer. The release layer is of or includes zinc oxynitride (e.g., ZnOxNz). Following and/or during heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, or the like) the protective film may be entirely or partially removed. Other embodiments of this invention relate to the pre-HT coated article, or the post-HT coated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches Pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Jens-Peter Muller, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 9835513
    Abstract: In a sensor module for measuring a pressure of a fluid, having at least one supporting element, at least one electronic circuit, particularly an integrated circuit, arranged on at least one circuit carrier, and with at least one pressure measuring chip that has at least one pressure measuring membrane, wherein at least sections of the circuit carrier are surrounded by a protective material to protect it from surrounding fluids, it is provided as essential to the invention that the pressure measuring chip and the circuit carrier are arranged vertically one underneath the other, and that the pressure measuring chip is at least partially mechanically decoupled from the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Peter Müller, Torsten Eggers
  • Publication number: 20170313619
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer. The IR reflecting layer may be of silver or the like. In certain example embodiments, a titanium oxide layer is provided over the IR reflecting layer, and it has been found that this surprisingly results in an IR reflecting layer with a lower specific resistivity (SR) thereby permitting thermal properties of the coated article to be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jochen BUTZ, Uwe KRILTZ, Artur SIWEK, Anton DIETRICH, Jens-Peter MULLER, Jean-Marc LEMMER, Richard BLACKER
  • Publication number: 20170259958
    Abstract: A reclosable hard shell transparent container for a confectionary product includes an inner graphic branding element extending interior to the receptacle, an outer graphic branding element extending exterior to the receptacle, and overwrap layer that collectively provide visually superimposed branding graphics to provide visually distinct packages utilizing the same container. The inner graphic layer facilitates a subassembly of the confectionary products for ease of loading the confectionary product in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, Allen S. Aldridge, Peter Muller, William Tham, David Jaggi, Ross Bartels, Joseph F. Vrana, Leonard Matulewicz, Justin Hollyn-Taub, Erika Wetzel
  • Patent number: 9738561
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer. The IR reflecting layer may be of silver or the like. In certain example embodiments, a titanium oxide layer is provided over the IR reflecting layer, and it has been found that this surprisingly results in an IR reflecting layer with a lower specific resistivity (SR) thereby permitting thermal properties of the coated article to be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches Pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jochen Butz, Uwe Kriltz, Artur Siwek, Anton Dietrich, Jens-Peter Müller, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Richard Blacker
  • Publication number: 20170022096
    Abstract: A method of making a heat treated (HT) or heat treatable coated article. A method of making a coated article includes a step of heat treating a glass substrate coated with at least layer of or including carbon (e.g., diamond-like carbon (DLC)) and an overlying protective film thereon. In certain example embodiments, the protective film may be of or include both (a) an oxygen blocking or barrier layer, and (b) a release layer of or including zinc oxide. Treating the zinc oxide inclusive release layer with plasma including oxygen (e.g., via ion beam treatment) improves thermal stability and/or quality of the product. Following and/or during heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, or the like) the protective film may be entirely or partially removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jens-Peter MULLER, Herbert LAGE, Thorsten FROST, Vijayen S. VEERASAMY
  • Publication number: 20160341433
    Abstract: A mounting bracket mountable to the underside of the cabinet prior to the range hood and configured to engage and support the range hood as the range hood is secured to the cabinet. The mounting bracket having a support feature engagable to the range hood to hold the range hood proximate the cabinet while fasteners are sunk to secure the range hood to the cabinet. The mounting brackets are pre-positioned on the cabinet such that range hood is aligned with the cabinet when the range hood is supported by the support feature. The smaller mounting brackets can be more easily mounted in the proper position on the cabinet then the larger range hood speeding the installation process and reducing errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Benoit Gauthier, Richard R. Sinur, Brian R. Wellnitz, Jonathan Houde, Rémi Cossette, Yannick Morin, Mark Kurth, Peter Muller, Tim Payne, David Wylen, Phil Anthony, Aaron Eiger
  • Publication number: 20160297638
    Abstract: A collection system for collecting flat objects, including a plurality of collection trays disposed one on top of the other, each of the collection trays having an entrance and an exit; a feeder unit for feeding individual objects or assembled groups of objects to the entrance of the collection trays and for depositing the supplied objects in the respective collection tray, said feeder unit and collection trays being movable or swivelable relative to one another; a conveyor unit for removing the objects deposited in a collection tray through the exit of the respective collection tray; and a movable retaining element, which closes the entrance of one of the collection trays after an individual objector an assembled group of objects has been deposited in the respective collection tray. All of the objects collected in the collection trays are simultaneously removed from the collection trays by a conveyor unit and stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Helmut EICHELBERG, Helmut KOELLE, Peter MÜLLER-ODENTHAL, Heiner KUDRUS, Josef BATZER, Bernd HÖPNER
  • Publication number: 20160297710
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer. The IR reflecting layer may be of silver or the like. In certain example embodiments, a titanium oxide layer is provided over the IR reflecting layer, and it has been found that this surprisingly results in an IR reflecting layer with a lower specific resistivity (SR) thereby permitting thermal properties of the coated article to be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jochen BUTZ, Uwe KRILTZ, Artur SIWEK, Anton DIETRICH, Jens-Peter MULLER, Jean-Marc LEMMER, Richard BLACKER
  • Patent number: 9434640
    Abstract: A method of making a heat treated (HT) or heat treatable coated article. A method of making a coated article includes a step of heat treating a glass substrate coated with at least layer of or including carbon (e.g., diamond-like carbon (DLC)) and an overlying protective film thereon. In certain example embodiments, the protective film may be of or include both (a) an oxygen blocking or barrier layer, and (b) a release layer of or including zinc oxide. Treating the zinc oxide inclusive release layer with plasma including oxygen (e.g., via ion beam treatment) improves thermal stability and/or quality of the product. Following and/or during heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, or the like) the protective film may be entirely or partially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jens-Peter Muller, Herbert Lage, Thorsten Frost, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 9427290
    Abstract: A dispensing device for a dental substance is provided which has an outlet for the dental substance, and a valve for opening and closing the outlet. The device is switchable between a storage mode and an operative mode. In the storage mode a cannula is locked in the device and the valve opens the outlet, and in the storage mode the cannula can be released from the device and the valve closes the outlet. The device may facilitate handling and may be relatively inexpensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andreas Johannes Boehm, Marc Peuker, Alexander Walter, Peter Müller
  • Publication number: 20160206108
    Abstract: The invention relates to an autonomous reclining seat element in a simple tub, the reclining seat element being locked and rotatably mounted on the edge of the pool and water is efficiently applied to the nozzles by means of a circulating pump with short pipes mounted in the equipment container and the reclining seat element is height-adjustable, tiltable and foldable, as an individual element or, by means of hinges, as multiple elements, and such a reclining seat element has one or more buoyancy bodies, armrests with pushbutton panel and, if required, an unbalance motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Peter A. MÜLLER, Sandro MÜLLER
  • Patent number: 9371684
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer. The IR reflecting layer may be of silver or the like. In certain example embodiments, a titanium oxide layer is provided over the IR reflecting layer, and it has been found that this surprisingly results in an IR reflecting layer with a lower specific resistivity (SR) thereby permitting thermal properties of the coated article to be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches Pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jochen Butz, Uwe Kriltz, Artur Siwek, Anton Dietrich, Jens-Peter Muller, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Richard Blacker
  • Publication number: 20160091384
    Abstract: In a sensor module for measuring a pressure of a fluid, having at least one supporting element, at least one electronic circuit, particularly an integrated circuit, arranged on at least one circuit carrier, and with at least one pressure measuring chip that has at least one pressure measuring membrane, wherein at least sections of the circuit carrier are surrounded by a protective material to protect it from surrounding fluids, it is provided as essential to the invention that the pressure measuring chip and the circuit carrier are arranged vertically one underneath the other, and that the pressure measuring chip is at least partially mechanically decoupled from the supporting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Müller, Torsten Eggers
  • Patent number: 9272428
    Abstract: New methods, devices and measuring devices for slicing food are required for solving problems that occur with existing methods and devices and/or for reacting to changes to the food product being sliced. The devices include a blade for slicing food comprising a blade edge and a recess. The recess has a center point and may be employed for mounting and centering the blade on a slicing device. At least one dimension, D, of the recess is a length or diameter of the recess and preferably is at least 140 mm and at most 450 mm. The blade edge preferably has a radius, R, measured from the blade edge to the center point of the recess. The ratio of R/D preferably is less than 2.0 for every point on the blade edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: GEA FOOD SOLUTIONS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf-Peter Müller, Jörg Schmeiser
  • Patent number: D748468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, Allen S. Aldridge, Peter Muller, William Tham, David Jaggi
  • Patent number: D762466
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, Allen S. Aldridge, Peter Muller, William Tham, David Jaggi, Ross Bartels
  • Patent number: D808793
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, David Jaggi, Lisa Saxon-Reed, Ross Bartels, William Tham, Peter Muller, Allen Aldridge, Joesef F. Vrana