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: 8286574
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lowerable platform (1) for a water craft (10), which can be also horizontally extended and to which a float (2) is fastened that comprises a closed hollow space (43) or an open hollow space (43), a buoyancy (A) acting upon the float (2) being generated by the air volume (L). As a result, the water craft's proper weight or the payload (N) of e.g. a tender boar (27) on the lowerable platform (1) can be compensated by the buoyancy (A). A hydrodynamic design of the float (2) additionally generates a hydrodynamic buoyancy (D1) which can be varied in terms of its height in relation to the current (S) by means (4, 37, 38, 39), depending on the float (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Peter A. Müller
  • Publication number: 20120227660
    Abstract: An indicator apparatus for signaling that a foldable backrest of a seat in a motor vehicle is not locked includes a handle pivoted between a locked position and an unlocked position about a pivot axis, a locking apparatus having a catch that, by working of the handle can be moved between a blocked position and an unblocked position, and an indicator element guided between a non-indication position and an indication position and movable by a transition element. The transmission element comprises a spring element that is fixedly connected both to the handle and to the indicator element. The spring element is resistant to deformation as the indicator element is moved by the handle, but can be deformed in an elastic manner when the handle is located in the unlocked position and the indicator element is moved out of the indication position into the non-indication position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Keiper GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Volker Windecker, Stefan Haber, Denise Schmitt, Kadir Yasaroglu, Bernd Heimann, Tobias Braun, Peter Muller
  • Patent number: 8257346
    Abstract: Unified systems and methods enable control of the use and operation of a family of different treatment devices, to treat dysfunction in different regions of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mederi Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Qin, Robin Bek, John Gaiser, Rachel Croft, Peter Muller, David S Utley
  • Patent number: 8251491
    Abstract: An ink jet head is formed with a nozzle surface having a liquid repellent characteristic. The nozzle surface comprises a condensation product made from a hydrolyzable silane compound having a fluorine containing group and a hydrolyzable silane compound having a cationic polymerizable group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norio Ohkuma, Akihiko Shimomura, Etsuko Hino, Hikaru Ueda, Helmut Schmidt, Peter Müller, Steffen Pilotek, Carsten Becker-Willinger, Pamela Kalmes
  • Patent number: 8244830
    Abstract: A system and method that uses interne 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: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: ADDnCLICK, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack D. Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace Glausi, James Cluff, Larry Fullerton
  • Patent number: 8234218
    Abstract: A method by which a User can associate selectable Markers, Data Packets and/or Objects with Content. The Content may generally be distributed electronically, and the Markers allow for insertion and/or overlay of Objects when the Content is selected for viewing by a Viewer. Objects and Data Packets are generally provided by a User, Promoter, Host, Service, or other entity to convey information to a Viewer. A Service provides tools and capabilities to both the User and the Promoter to facilitate their respective actions according to embodiments of the invention, including enabling the creation of live social networks (such as those linked to a specific Service provider, a specific User group, activities by a specific Promoter, and/or to specific Data Packets) and the creation of n-dimensional Virtual Environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: AddnClick, Inc
    Inventors: Jack Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace Glausi, Larry Fullerton
  • Patent number: 8221832
    Abstract: A method of making a heat treated (HT) coated article to be used in shower door applications, window applications, or any other suitable applications where transparent coated articles are desired. For example, certain embodiments of this invention relate to a method of making a coated article including a step of heat treating a glass substrate coated with at least a layer of or including carbon and an overlying protective film including a zinc oxide inclusive layer. Following and/or during heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, or the like) the protective film may be removed. Other embodiments of this invention relate to the pre-HT coated article, or the post-HT coated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Nestor P. Murphy, Maximo Frati, Rudolph Hugo Petrmichl, Jiangping Wang, Jens-Peter Muller, Herbert Lage
  • Patent number: 8187713
    Abstract: A coated article is provided which may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered) in certain instances. In certain example embodiments, an interlayer of or including a metal oxide such as tin oxide is provided under an infrared (IR) reflecting layer so as to be located between respective layers comprising silicon nitride and zinc oxide. It has been found that the use of such a tin oxide inclusive interlayer results in significantly improved mechanical durability, thermal stability and/or haze characteristics. In certain example embodiments, a zinc oxide inclusive layer is provide over an IR reflecting layer in order to improve thermal stability. A zirconium oxide overcoat may also be provided in certain example instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C)
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lemmer, Jens-Peter Muller, Jose Ferreira, Pierre Pallotta
  • Publication number: 20120124486
    Abstract: A system and method that uses interne 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: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Jack D. Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace Glausi, James Cluff, Larry Fullerton
  • Publication number: 20120119661
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) operating device comprises an LED module and an operating unit. The LED module, including light emitting diodes to emit incoherent radiation, is connected in releasable manner to the operating unit by a connector. The operating unit incorporates a power supply and a controller to provide the LEDs with electrical power. Sensors in the operating unit and the LED module record operational parameters of the operating device, which are used together with characteristic parameters stored in an electronic memory device, to record and control the emission characteristic of the LED module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: DELO INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVES LLC
    Inventor: Peter Müller
  • Publication number: 20120093580
    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: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: KEIPER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Heeg, Andreas Diehl, Peter Müller
  • Patent number: 8142622
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with a low-emissivity (low-E) layer stack for use in a window unit or the like. The layer stack, or coating, may permit the coated article to achieve one or more of a low solar factor (SF) value, a high selectivity (Tvis/SF) value, substantially neutral color at normal and/or off-axis viewing angles, and/or low emissivity. When high selectivity values are achieved, there is provided a high ratio of visible transmission to SF, which is a desirable feature in certain example instances. In certain example embodiments, a sub-oxide layer (e.g., NiCrOx) may be used as a contact layer under an infrared (IR) reflecting layer in order to permit low SF values, high selectivity, and good coloration to be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Jose Ferreira, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Jens-Peter Müller, Scott V. Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20120064482
    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: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Andreas Johannes Boehm, Marc Peuker, Alexander Walter, Peter Müller
  • Patent number: 8117281
    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 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: ADDnCLICK, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Robinson, Peter Muller, Timothy Noke, Teng Lew Lim, Wallace Glausi, James Cluff, Larry Fullerton
  • Publication number: 20120015195
    Abstract: There is provided a method of making a heat treated (HT) coated article to be used in shower door applications, window applications, or any other suitable applications where transparent coated articles are desired. For example, certain embodiments of this invention relate to a method of making a coated article including a step of heat treating a glass substrate coated with at least a layer of or including 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. Following and/or during heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, or the like) the protective film may be removed. Other embodiments of this invention relate to the pre-HT coated article, or the post-HT coated article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp. and C.R.V.C.
    Inventors: Jiangping WANG, Jens-Peter Muller, Rudolph Hugo Petrmichl, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Publication number: 20110296964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for separating food slices from at least one food bar utilizing a rotating knife, wherein the food bar can be transported in the direction of the knife by way of at least one transporting means. The present invention further relates to a device for separating food slices from at least one food bar utilizing a rotating knife, wherein the food bar can be transported in the direction of the knife by way of at least one transporting means, and a knife for cutting open foodstuff. Said device comprises an oscillating sensor and/or a product sensor and the knife comprises a counter weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: CFS BUHL GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf-Peter Müller, Jörg Schmeiser
  • Publication number: 20110268137
    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: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen John Hill, Michael Peter Muller
  • Publication number: 20110266730
    Abstract: A spring (10), for a locking device of a vehicle seat, is designed as a yoke spring defining an axis (A) and made of a spring wire. A cross section diameter (q) has one leg (10a) on each of both ends of the spring wire. The two legs (10a) can pivot relative to each other in a circumferential direction of the axis (A), thereby transitioning the spring (10) from a relaxed state into a tensioned state. At least one first winding (10b) is provided between the legs (10a) that is wound completely around the axis (A) and having a winding diameter (di) in the relaxed state. At least one adjacent second winding (10b) is provided between the legs (10a) and disposed offset along by the axis (A) by a pitch (h), wherein the second winding (10b) may optionally be wound not fully about the axis (A). The second winding (10b) has a winding diameter (d2) in the relaxed state. The pitch (h) is less than the cross section diameter (q).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Müller, Volker Windecker
  • Patent number: 8043035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drill comprising a cemented carbide or high speed steel substrate and a coating wherein the coating comprises: a first layer system having a multilayered structure covering substantially the whole active part of the drill, a second layer system having a multilayered structure covering only the tip area of the drill. Drills according to the present invention have good wear resistance and improved properties when reconditioning the drill. The present invention also relates to a method of making a drill according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Maria Åstrand, Peter Müller, Thomas Schneider, Thomas Heil
  • Patent number: D663379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Peter Muller