Patents by Inventor Robert A. Gunther

Robert A. Gunther 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: 10825242
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, there is provided a computer-implemented method for designing a three dimensional modeled object in a three dimensional scene, wherein the method comprises the steps of: providing a first curve; duplicating the first curve to obtain a second curve; determining a set of at least one starting point belonging to the first curve; determining a set of at least one target point belonging to the second curve, each target point being associated at least one starting point; linking the relevant points with their associated target points by using at least a connecting curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventors: Jean Hong, Manfred Köhler, Laura Peythieux, Christophe Boyer, Frédéric Letzelter, Robert Beraud, Mathieu Gunther
  • Publication number: 20200225188
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect of the present disclosure, a method includes applying an alternating current having a frequency at a selected voltage to a sensor, wherein the voltage is applied between a reference electrode and a working electrode of the sensor, varying the frequency of the alternating current between a lower frequency and an upper frequency, measuring an impedance of the sensor between the reference electrode and the working electrode as a function of the frequency of the alternating current, analyzing the measured impedance to determine a total impedance of the sensor and the real and imaginary components of the total impedance at each applied frequency of the alternating current, and characterizing the sensor based on the total impedance at the low frequency end of the sensor and on the real and imaginary components of the total impedances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jinshan Huo, Michael Hanko, Hermann Günther, Robert Tzschoppe
  • Publication number: 20200166442
    Abstract: A method and a system for analyzing a physical characteristic of a film sample are described herein. The system includes a material holder system configured to hold the film sample; and a tear analysis device configured to tear the film sample and measure a characteristic of the tear. The movable system is configured to move the film sample in the material holder system to the tear analysis device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay C. Solanki, Donald L. McCarty, II, Robert A. Gunther, Jin Wang, Kyle A. Myers, Scott J. Collick
  • Publication number: 20190336953
    Abstract: The present invention provides a catalyst composition comprising: a) an inorganic, porous, mesoporous binder material, wherein the binder material comprises at least silica and alumina; b) a supported material, wherein the supported material has a framework comprising silica and alumina in a weight ratio of silica to alumina of about 10:1 to about 50:1, and has an average pore diameter of about 15 to about 40 ?; and c) a hydrogenation-dehydrogenation component, which is selected from the Group VIII noble metals and mixtures thereof; wherein the catalyst composition has a collidine uptake at 200° C. of greater than 150 ?mol/g, 200 ?mol/g, or 300 ?mol/g, or 350 ?mol/g. The catalyst is used in the hydroprocessing of a hydrocarbon feedstream to reduce an aromatic content of the hydrocarbon feedstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew S. IDE, Wenyih Frank LAI, William Robert GUNTHER, Lei ZHANG, Maura A.F. Koehle
  • Patent number: 10344053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chemical compounds that can in particular be used as structural mimetics of proline-rich peptides. The compounds of the present invention are capable of selectively inhibiting ena/VASP-EVH1-mediated protein-protein interactions. The invention further relates to the use of said compounds as pharmaceutical agents and to the use of the pharmaceutical agents to treat tumor diseases. The chemical compounds of the present invention can significantly inhibit the chemotaxis and motility of invasive tumor cells and can therefore be used in the treatment and/or prevention of tumor metastases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN E.V., UNIVERSITÄT ZU KÖLN
    Inventors: Ronald Kühne, Hans-Günther Schmalz, Matthias Müller, Cedric Reuter, Arne Soicke, Robert Opitz, Matthias Barone, Hartmut Oschkinat
  • Patent number: 8514431
    Abstract: A method for automated call assistance for malfunctions in an image production device may include receiving a signal from a user interface requesting call assistance, transmitting the call assistance request to an automated call assistance processing unit along with customer and image production device identification information, receiving a signal from the automated call assistance processing unit to identify one or more malfunctions, identifying one or more malfunctions, transmitting the one of more identified malfunctions to the automated call assistance processing unit, receiving a signal from the automated call assistance processing unit to perform one or more diagnostic tests on the image production device, performing the one or more diagnostic tests, transmitting the results of the one or more diagnostic tests to at least one of the user interface and the automated call assistance processing unit, receiving instructions from the automated call assistance processing unit concerning one or more remedies
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy E. Thieret, Robert A. Gunther, Frederic Roulland
  • Patent number: 8187685
    Abstract: The invention includes a composition comprising from 40 to 98 weight percent of at least one GPPS, from 0 to 98 weight percent of at least one HIPS, from 0.5 to 10 weight percent at least one styrene block copolymer, from 0.5 to 10 weight percent of at least one polypropylene wherein the combination of GPPS, HIPS, polypropylene and styrene block copolymer make up at least about 90 percent of the composition as well as a film made of the composition, an envelope window patch comprising the film, an envelope comprising the window patch, and a process for making the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Chemical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nichole E. Nickel, Eric K. Lee, Stephen J. Skapik, III, Donald J. Gromacki, Robert A. Gunther, James P. Maher
  • Publication number: 20110042448
    Abstract: The invention includes a composition comprising from at least 40 to 98 weight percent of at least one GPPS, from 0 to 98 weight percent of at least one HIPS, from at least 0.5 to 10 weight percent at least one styrene block copolymer, from at least 0.5 to 10 weight percent of at least one polypropylene wherein the combination of GPPS, HIPS, polypropylene and styrene block copolymer make up at least about 90 percent of the composition as well as a film made of the composition, an envelope window patch comprising the film, an envelope comprising the window patch, and a process for making the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Nichole E. Nickel, Eric K. Lee, Stephen J. Skapik, III, Donald J. Gromacki, Robert A. Gunther, James P. Maher
  • Publication number: 20100149571
    Abstract: A method for automated call assistance for malfunctions in an image production device may include receiving a signal from a user interface requesting call assistance, transmitting the call assistance request to an automated call assistance processing unit along with customer and image production device identification information, receiving a signal from the automated call assistance processing unit to identify one or more malfunctions, identifying one or more malfunctions, transmitting the one of more identified malfunctions to the automated call assistance processing unit, receiving a signal from the automated call assistance processing unit to perform one or more diagnostic tests on the image production device, performing the one or more diagnostic tests, transmitting the results of the one or more diagnostic tests to at least one of the user interface and the automated call assistance processing unit, receiving instructions from the automated call assistance processing unit concerning one or more remedies
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tracy E. THIERET, Robert A. GUNTHER, Frederic ROULLAND
  • Publication number: 20070255238
    Abstract: Provided herein is a novel hemostatic polymer composition comprising a substance containing uncharged organic hydroxyl groups and a substance containing at least one of a halogen atom and an epoxy group, which is characterized as inducing rapid blood coagulation and hemostasis at a wound or bleeding site. Methods of use of the novel polymer composition are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Kent Cochrum, Robert Gunther, Susan Jemtrud, Franklin Beninsig
  • Publication number: 20050226916
    Abstract: Provided herein is a novel hemostatic polymer composition comprising a substance containing uncharged organic hydroxyl groups and a substance containing at least one of a halogen atom and an epoxy group, which is characterized as inducing rapid blood coagulation and hemostasis at a wound or bleeding site. Methods of use of the novel polymer composition are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Kent Cochrum, Robert Gunther, Susan Jemtrud, Franklin Beninsig
  • Publication number: 20020197302
    Abstract: Provided herein is a novel hemostatic polymer composition comprising a substance containing uncharged organic hydroxyl groups and a substance containing at least one of a halogen atom and an epoxy group, which is characterized as inducing rapid blood coagulation and hemostasis at a wound or bleeding site. Methods of use of the novel polymer composition are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Kent C. Cochrum, Robert A. Gunther, Susan A. Jemtrud, Franklin M. Beninsig
  • Patent number: 5292535
    Abstract: The invention provides a physiologically acceptable solution for treating circulatory shock in mammals which is hyperosmotic as compared to blood plasma. The solution contains a reabsorbable solute and sodium salt in a concentration having an osmolarity in excess of about 1000 mOsms. The physiologically acceptable solution can be easily administered by rapid infusion of 4-6 ml/kg body weight and results in rapid normalization of circulatory function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: George C. Kramer, Azad Sheikh, Robert A. Gunther
  • Patent number: 5127929
    Abstract: An optical waveguide preform is fabricated by inserting a rod inside a tube and collapsing the tube. The inner diameter of the tube is adjusted before inserting the rod to provide a predetermined gap width between the inner surface of the tube and the outer surface of the rod. The gap width is selected as a function of the cross sectional area of the tube in order to minimize core eccentricity in the finished waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Alcatel N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Gunther, Ulrich Siemers, Manfred Wittmann
  • Patent number: 5113035
    Abstract: In the production of an optical waveguide preform, particularly for the production of mono-mode optical waveguides, a tube, or several tubes, of quartz glass are fused onto a crude preform rod of quartz glass. In a known device, the crude preform rod and the quartz glass tube slid over this are clamped at the same end into jaw chucks in the headstock of the glass lathe. Since it happens that optical waveguides that have been drawn from an optical waveguide preform produced with the known device show an inadmissibly high core eccentricity, it is proposed that another jaw chuck be provided in the tailstock for the other end of the tube preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Alcatel N.V.
    Inventors: Manfred Wittmann, Robert Gunther
  • Patent number: 4740794
    Abstract: A metal shield is dimensioned to enclose a portion of a portable radio having an internal antenna and a first transmission line. A transmission line mounted in the shield is positioned to be adjacent to the first transmission line when the shield engages the radio and permits energy to be coupled between the resonator and the first transmission line. The first transmission line and the shield are dimensioned so that the electrical length of the first transmission line increases to 2L when the shield engages the radio, where L is the electrical length of the first transmission line when the shield does not engage the radio. This electrical length transformation by an integral multiple of one half wavelength helps to maintain the input impedance to the internal antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Phillips, Robert A. Gunther
  • Patent number: 4723305
    Abstract: An improved antenna configuration is disclosed for a fully duplex portable radiotelephone that is normally operated in the nearly horizontal position next to the user's ear and mouth. A notch antenna is provided in the bottom portion of the portable radio transceiver parallel to the major longitudinal axis of the housing. The notch aperture is cut in the conductive radio housing at a transverse angle to the major face plane of the radiotelephone to form a notch antenna which radiates predominately vertically polarized E-field waves when the transceiver is positioned such that the major longitudinal axis of the radio is approximately 30 degrees to the horizontal. The notch is an effective quarter-wavelength long and is dual-fed from a pair of coaxial cable transmission lines near the shorted end of the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Phillips, Robert A. Gunther
  • Patent number: 4672685
    Abstract: This dual input antenna system has a first input which provides an impedance match over a first range of frequencies and a second input which provides an impedance match over a second range of frequencies. This effectively enables a narrow band antenna to operate and provide a matched condition at two separate frequency ranges. First and second longitudinal radiating elements are connected at respective ends by an approximate 1/2 wavelength transmission line. The other end of each radiating element is connected by transmission lines to a receive filter and transmit filter, respectively. The receive and transmit filters provide a substantial reactance outside of the respective passbands. The wavelengths of the first and second transmission lines are selected to transform the reactance of each filter into a value which will provide a match condition for the other transmission line at the respective frequency ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Phillips, Robert A. Gunther