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).

  • Patent number: 8870288
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for a vehicle seat, particularly for a motor vehicle seat, includes a locking mechanism (23) for mechanically locking a moveable catch (31) of the locking mechanism (23) with a counter element (B), and an actuator device (24, 50) for actuating the catch (31) via a drive. A housing (20) is provided in which the locking mechanism (23) is arranged and housed. Improved safety against injuries of vehicle passengers that occur due to non-locked backseat backrests is provided with a motor-driven device for creating a lock of the locking mechanism (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Components GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventors: Norbert Heeg, Andreas Diehl, Peter Müller
  • Patent number: 8820262
    Abstract: The invention relates to a variable-height platform, which is fitted to a watercraft and has an additional travel and/or a longitudinally movable mounting plate, by positive control such that obstructions in the pivoting area can be fully bypassed without long pivoting arms and special linear-movement cylinders, and a reasonable immersion depth of the platform is ensured in all cases and, in the event of failure of the linear-movement cylinder, the platform can always be moved to the position A by an energy store or accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Peter A. Muller
  • Publication number: 20140208235
    Abstract: Disclosed are tools, methods, and systems for establishing generally live, Content-based social networks, and for concurrently sharing Content and Content-relevant information within a social network. A Service registers Viewers and/or n-Users, and provides tools that enable a Viewer to identify n-Users concurrently viewing the same or similar Content, or having an interest in the same or similar Content. A Viewer can initiate or join a Content-based social network, and can share their Content with others, or view others' Content, and interact with n-Users via any of several methods. Service tools also enable a Viewer to define and selectively block or alter objectionable material so that it is no longer perceivable in its objectionable form. The described tools, methods, and systems also enable numerous innovative approaches to generate revenue for a Service, for providers of product and/or services, for Content providers, and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ADDnCLICK, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack D. Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace A. Glausi, Larry Fullerton, Dusan Hamar
  • Publication number: 20140181208
    Abstract: A system and method that uses internet content and/or content metadata as a means to establish social networks. Examples include linking internet users, searchers, viewers and/or listeners of the same and/or similar internet content to each other via a platform that enables any of the following in n-dimensional environments: social networking, communications, sharing, e-commerce, advertising, search, hosting and registry services, push and pull applications, anonymous communications, and rich presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ADDnCLlCK, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack D. Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace A. Glausi, James Cluff, Larry Fullerton
  • Patent number: 8757678
    Abstract: A locking device for a vehicle seat, in particular for a motor vehicle seat, is provided with a locking mechanism for the mechanical locking of a movable catch of the locking mechanism with a counter-element, and with an actuator unit for the actuation of the catch via a drive. A hosing is provided in which the locking mechanism is arranged and mounted, with regard to the required installation space. The locking device provides the possibility of the formation of structurally different variants of the locking device. The actuator unit (4) is arranged in the housing as a shared housing (2) together with the locking mechanism (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Keiper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Heeg, Peter Müller, Andreas Diehl
  • Publication number: 20140150497
    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: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventors: Jens-Peter MULLER, Herbert LAGE, Thorsten FROST, Vijayen S. VEERASAMY
  • Publication number: 20140144303
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gripper for use in a cutting machine, in particular a high-speed cutting machine. The gripper can be brought into engagement with an end of a food loaf in a reversible manner by applying a negative pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: CFS BUHL GMBH
    Inventor: Ralf-Peter Muller
  • Patent number: 8725826
    Abstract: A system and method that uses internet content and/or content metadata as a means to establish social networks. Examples include linking internet users, searchers, viewers and/or listeners of the same and/or similar internet content to each other via a platform that enables any of the following in n-dimensional environments: social networking, communications, sharing, e-commerce, advertising, search, hosting and registry services, push and pull applications, anonymous communications, and rich presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: ADDnClick, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack D. Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace A. Glausi, James Cluff, Larry Fullerton
  • Patent number: 8707185
    Abstract: Disclosed are tools, methods, and systems for establishing generally live, Content-based social networks, and for concurrently sharing Content and Content-relevant information within a social network. A Service registers Viewers and/or n-Users, and provides tools that enable a Viewer to identify n-Users concurrently viewing the same or similar Content, or having an interest in the same or similar Content. A Viewer can initiate or join a Content-based social network, and can share their Content with others, or view others' Content, and interact with n-Users via any of several methods. Service tools also enable a Viewer to define and selectively block or alter objectionable material so that it is no longer perceivable in its objectionable form. The described tools, methods, and systems also enable numerous innovative approaches to generate revenue for a Service, for providers of product and/or services, for Content providers, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: ADDnCLICK, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace Glausi, Larry Fullerton, Dusan Hamar
  • Publication number: 20140090535
    Abstract: A blade for slicing food comprising: a blade edge and a recess, wherein at least one dimension of the recess is at least 140 mm and at most 450 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CFS BÜHL GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf-Peter Müller, Jörg Schmeiser
  • Patent number: 8684464
    Abstract: A locking mechanism (1) for a vehicle seat, particularly for a motor vehicle seat, includes a latch (11) that is to be interlocked with an opposite element (B) and is mounted to be pivotable about a first bearing bolt (13), and at least one securing element (25, 31) that secures the latch (11) in the locked state. A cap (17) which rests on the latch (11) covers at least part of the edge of a hook opening of the latch (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Keiper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Müller, Olaf Kreuels, Stefan Haber, Volker Windecker, Denise Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8671869
    Abstract: The invention comprises a segmented plate (1) for watercraft which is able to be swivelled into a stair lift, swimplatform or gangway by means of an active cylinder (4), or passive cylinder (44). The plate (2) consists of segmented strips (5), which have flexible elements (19) or are releasable and equipped with sensors (13), so that in case of bending or releasing of a segmented strip (5), on the grounds of a foreign element (15) trapped into the segmented strip (5), the cylinder (4) is stopped by means of the controller (14). Contact bands (16) and light strips (17) and cover (11) additionally increase the safety of the swivelable plate (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Peter A. Müller
  • Patent number: 8675681
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an array of interconnected programmable logic elements (2) each logic element performing data processing control by a configuration. The logic elements may be part of a field programmable gate array. Embedded within the array are a plurality of dedicated communication interface circuits (36) providing access to one or more shared communication channels (38) to provide intra-array communication. Communication transactions between functional unit (78, 80, 82, 84) are multiplexed (e.g. time-division-multiplexed) together to share a shared communication channel provided within the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Hill, Michael Peter Muller
  • Publication number: 20140017830
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to organic light emitting diode (OLED)/polymer light emitting diode (PLED) devices, and/or methods of making the same. A first transparent conductive coating (TCC) layer is disposed, directly or indirectly, on a glass substrate. An outermost major surface of the TCC layer is planarized by exposing the outermost major surface thereof to an ion beam. Following said planarizing, the first TCC layer has an arithmetic mean value RMS roughness (Ra) of less than 1.5 nm. A hole transporting layer (HTL) and an electron transporting and emitting layer (ETL) are disposed, directly or indirectly, on the planarized outermost major surface of the first TCC layer. A second TCC layer is disposed, directly or indirectly, on the HTL and the ETL. One or both TCC layers may include ITO. The substrate and/or an optional optical out-coupling layer stack system may be planarized using an ion beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Vijayen S. VEERASAMY, Jens-Peter MULLER, Tukaram K. HATWAR
  • Publication number: 20140010939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sweetness enhancer compounds of the formula (I), or a stereoisomer or a salt or a hydrate thereof, to the use of a compound of formula (I) or a stereoisomer or a salt or a hydrate thereof as a sweetness enhancer, to sweetener compositions comprising at least one sweetener and a compound of formula (I) or a stereoisomer or a salt or a hydrate thereof, to a method for the manufacture of a compound of formula (I) or a stereoisomer or a salt or a hydrate thereof, to methods of making the sweetener compositions and to tabletop sweetener compositions comprising a compound of formula (I) or a stereoisomer or a salt or a hydrate thereof. Further, the invention relates to consumables comprising a consumable product and a compound of formula (I) or a stereoisomer or a salt or a hydrate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Krohn, Simon Seibert, Alice Kleber, Johann Wonschik, Karsten Siems, Jens-Peter Muller, Lars Ole Haustedt, Oliver Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20130327095
    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. Certain embodiments relate to a method of making a coated article including 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 of or including 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Jens-Peter MÜLLER, Vijayen S. VEERASAMY
  • Publication number: 20130307307
    Abstract: A lock for a vehicle seat has a catch which is pivotable about a catch axis between a release position and a locking position in order to cooperate with a locking bolt or a locking clip of a vehicle structure, and has an ejector. The ejector has a spring element disposed in a housing of the lock. The ejector can be brought into abutment against the vehicle structure or the locking bolt or locking clip by a biased spring element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Keiper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Müller, Kadir Yasaroglu, Volker Windecker, Silke Labuk, Stefan Haber
  • Patent number: 8580336
    Abstract: A method of making a heat treated coated article includes forming at least one layer comprising diamond-like carbon (DLC) on a glass substrate, and forming a removable protective film on the glass substrate over at least the layer comprising DLC. The removable protective film includes first and second inorganic layers, the first inorganic layer comprising zinc oxide and nitrogen and being located between the layer comprising DLC and the second inorganic layer. The glass substrate may be heat treated so that during the heat treating the protective film prevents significant burnoff of the layer comprising DLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourg de Recherches pour le Verre et al. Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Nestor P. Murphy, Maxio Frati, Rudolph H. Petrmichl, Jiangping Wang, Jens-Peter Muller, Herbert Lage
  • Publication number: 20130257126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle seat with a seat pan for carrying a seat cushion of the vehicle seat, a support element adjustable along an adjustment direction relative to the seat pan for carrying an additional cushion adjustable relative to the seat cushion of the seat pan, and a seat depth adjusting means arranged on the seat pan for adjusting the support element relative to the seat pan. The seat depth adjusting means includes a guide assembly carrying the support element and an actuating assembly for actuating the seat depth adjusting means. By means of guide means the guide assembly is movably guided on the seat pan along the adjustment direction. It is provided that the guide means comprise at least one guiding device which is integrally molded into the seat pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Bernd Freisleben, Peter Müller, Danny Bartsch
  • Patent number: 8524051
    Abstract: A coated article is provided that may be heat treated in certain example embodiments. A graded layer (e.g., contact layer or other suitable layer) is formed by initially sputter-depositing a layer, and thereafter ion beam treating the sputter-deposited layer with at least reactive gas ions in order to form a graded layer. In certain example embodiments, the result is a coated article that has improved visible transmission and/or durability, without sacrificing optional heat treatability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourg de Recherches pour le Verre et al Ceramique S. A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jens-Peter Muller, Vijayen S Veerasamy