Patents by Inventor Robert A. Huber

Robert A. Huber 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: 20240117488
    Abstract: A component formed of a refractory metal has a surface that is at least partially coated with a layer of titanium diboride. There is also described a method of manufacturing the component and the application of TiB2 as a release agent in high-temperature applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Schiftner, Katrin Knittl, Thomas Huber, Michael Mark
  • Publication number: 20240117496
    Abstract: A component formed of a refractory metal has a surface that is at least partially coated with a layer of yttria. There is also described a method of manufacturing a coated component, and the application of Y2O3 as a release agent in high temperature applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Schiftner, Katrin Knittl, Thomas Huber, Michael Mark
  • Publication number: 20240081288
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for analyzing conditioned cue preference in an animal such as a fruit fly are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Bowling Green State University
    Inventor: Robert Huber
  • Patent number: 11925984
    Abstract: A powder-metallurgical sintered molybdenum part which is present as a solid body has the following composition: a molybdenum content of ?99.93% by weight, a boron content “B” of ?3 ppmw and a carbon content “C” of ?3 ppmw, with a total content “BaC” of carbon and boron being in a range of 15 ppmw?“BaC”?50 ppmw, an oxygen content “O” in a range of 3 ppmw?“O”?20 ppmw, a maximum tungsten content of ?330 ppmw and a maximum proportion of other impurities of ?300 ppmw. A powder-metallurgical process for producing such a sintered molybdenum part is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Plansee SE
    Inventors: Karl Huber, Michael O'Sullivan, Michael Eidenberger-Schober, Robert Storf
  • Patent number: 11840441
    Abstract: Described herein is a coupling device configured to be mechanically coupled to a cap of a container to be in a coupled configuration. Also described herein are a corresponding method and a corresponding system. In one embodiment, the coupling device is used in combination with a crop protection spray system. The coupling device includes a single probe and a first and a second mechanical mechanism. The first and the second mechanical mechanisms are independent from each other. The first mechanism allows drawing the cap and the container towards the coupling device thereby sealing and locking the cap and the coupling device into a desired position. The second mechanism facilitates actually moving the probe thereby lifting the probe with the closure insert into the container. The coupling device may be embodied as a first, second and third tube which are arranged concentrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Juan Sasturain, Peter Lischetzki, Robert Huber
  • Publication number: 20230217903
    Abstract: Animal sensing systems and methods are described. An animal sensing system can include an input section with an entrance and an output section having at least two output paths each having its own exit. An animal can enter the animal sensing system through the entrance. A sensor within a sensing area of the input section can detect one or more characteristics of the animal, and can communicate the detected characteristic(s) to a central processing unit. The central processing unit can use the received data to classify the animal based on the detected characteristic(s), and then control a directional guide, such as a gate, in the animal sensing system on the basis of the classification, so as to direct the animal within the animal sensing system, such as to allow access to only one of the output paths at a time. The animal may thus be allowed to exit the animal sensing system through only one output path, directing the animal to a desired location based on the classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: Radmantis LLC
    Inventors: Robert Huber, Sebastian Thulani Dylan Huber
  • Patent number: 11623781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container with a side wall of plastic encloses a container volume. Horizontally oriented grooves spaced vertically apart from one another are formed in the side wall, and the grooves include first grooves for stiffening the side wall. The first grooves have a first groove depth and are configured such that a projection protruding into the enclosed container volume is formed in the inner surface of the side wall. The grooves also include second grooves having a second groove depth. The first groove depth is greater than the second groove depth. The first and second grooves are arranged such that at least one second groove is in each case arranged in the vertical direction between two first grooves. The subvolumes enclosed by two horizontal planes, which are defined by two adjacent grooves, and the side wall are in each case identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter Lischetzki, Tom Reinhardt, Harald Kroeger, Robert Huber
  • Patent number: 11617353
    Abstract: Animal sensing systems and methods are described. An animal sensing system can include an input section with an entrance and an output section having at least two output paths each having its own exit. An animal can enter the animal sensing system through the entrance. A sensor within a sensing area of the input section can detect one or more characteristics of the animal, and can communicate the detected characteristic(s) to a central processing unit. The central processing unit can use the received data to classify the animal based on the detected characteristic(s), and then control a directional guide, such as a gate, in the animal sensing system on the basis of the classification, so as to direct the animal within the animal sensing system, such as to allow access to only one of the output paths at a time. The animal may thus be allowed to exit the animal sensing system through only one output path, directing the animal to a desired location based on the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Radmantis LLC
    Inventors: Robert Huber, Sebastian Thulani Dylan Huber
  • Patent number: 11491461
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing an organosilicon component from a mixture are disclosed. The method and apparatus employ a copolymer of a di-alkenyl functional aromatic hydrocarbon and a polyorganosiloxane as the sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Dongchan Ahn, Aaron Greiner, Robert Huber, James Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220211279
    Abstract: Methods of analyzing cardiac and/or pulmonary activity of an animal involving the use of video under infrared illumination, and systems for monitoring cardiac and/or pulmonary activity of an animal, are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: JuvaTech, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Huber
  • Patent number: 11262185
    Abstract: A method comprises: splitting laser light into sample light, reference light, and monitor light; routing the reference light into a reference arm of an OCT interferometer; routing the monitor light into a monitor device, which generates at least one optical monitor signal representing at least one time-dependent property of the monitor light; generating at least one electric monitor signal from the at least one optical monitor signal; illuminating in a point-shaped manner a sample with sample light, wherein the illumination point is guided on the surface of the sample along a predetermined trajectory; superimposing the light scattered by the sample with the reference light emerging from the reference arm to generate an electric OCT signal; wherein the at least one electric monitor signal and the electric OCT signal are AD-converted in alternating sequence, in each case equidistantly in time, to form a single digital data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OPTORES GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Huber, Wolfgang Draxinger, Tom Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20210340003
    Abstract: Described herein is a coupling device configured to be mechanically coupled to a cap of a container to be in a coupled configuration. Also described herein are a corresponding method and a corresponding system. In one embodiment, the coupling device is used in combination with a crop protection spray system. The coupling device includes a single probe and a first and a second mechanical mechanism. The first and the second mechanical mechanisms are independent from each other. The first mechanism allows drawing the cap and the container towards the coupling device thereby sealing and locking the cap and the coupling device into a desired position. The second mechanism facilitates actually moving the probe thereby lifting the probe with the closure insert into the container. The coupling device may be embodied as a first, second and third tube which are arranged concentrically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Juan Sasturain, Peter Lischetzki, Robert Huber
  • Publication number: 20210304197
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a processing system for processing a number of cryptocurrencies, the processing system comprising a merchant terminal configured to generate transaction information as a basis for the generation of transactions with one of the cryptocurrencies, and an automatic transaction handling processor configured to process transactions generated based on the transaction information and to automatically split and/or redistribute transferred coins and/or assets based on a predetermined transfer policy. Further, the present disclosure provides a respective method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Rene POMASSL, Attila ORAVECZ, Michael MUCK, Robert HUBER, Michael LOE, Thomas HIRSCH, Dominik CABRERIZO
  • Publication number: 20210267172
    Abstract: Animal sensing systems and methods are described. An animal sensing system can include an input section with an entrance and an output section having at least two output paths each having its own exit. An animal can enter the animal sensing system through the entrance. A sensor within a sensing area of the input section can detect one or more characteristics of the animal, and can communicate the detected characteristic(s) to a central processing unit. The central processing unit can use the received data to classify the animal based on the detected characteristic(s), and then control a directional guide, such as a gate, in the animal sensing system on the basis of the classification, so as to direct the animal within the animal sensing system, such as to allow access to only one of the output paths at a time. The animal may thus be allowed to exit the animal sensing system through only one output path, directing the animal to a desired location based on the classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Radmantis LLC
    Inventors: Robert Huber, Sebastian Thulani Dylan Huber
  • Publication number: 20210247174
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring time-dependent properties of light during scanning swept-source optical coherence tomography, having the steps: a. generating laser light having wavelengths that change on a time-dependent basis and a predetermined sweep duration; b. splitting the laser light into sample light, reference light, and monitor light; c. routing the reference light into a reference arm of an OCT interferometer; d. routing the monitor light into a monitor device, which generates at least one optical monitor signal representing at least one time-dependent property of the monitor light; e. generating at least one electric monitor signal from the at least one optical monitor signal with a light detector; f. illuminating in a point-shaped manner a sample with sample light, wherein the illumination point is guided on the surface of the sample along a predetermined trajectory; g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Robert HUBER, Wolfgang DRAXINGER, Tom PFEIFFER
  • Patent number: 11009459
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for high-speed non-linear spectrally encoded multi-photon imaging that are particularly suited for use in two photon fluorescence and fluorescence lifetime imaging. The system is capable of optical image compression and scale invariant digital zoom. A wavelength agile laser with digitally synthesized electro-optic modulation in a master oscillator-power amplifier configuration is combined with spectral encoding to eliminate the speed limitations of inertial scanning. The technique for fast two photon fluorescent imaging with simultaneous lifetime imaging independently detects the location, amplitude and lifetime of fluorescent emission by synthesizing a sequential excitation beam via digital electro-optic modulation of a quasi-CW swept source followed by time encoded detection. For fluorescent imaging, spectral and temporal mappings are employed separately, with quasi-CW spectral encoding used for pumping and time encoding for constructing the image at fluorescence wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITAET ZU LUEBECK
    Inventors: Sebastian Karpf, Bahram Jalali, Robert Huber
  • Patent number: 10910787
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for maintaining the synchronism of a Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser, the FDML laser comprising at least one dispersion-compensated resonator with at least one variably wavelength-selective optical filter, the laser light circulating in the resonator at a circulation frequency, and the wavelength selectivity of the filter being repeatedly modified at a syntonising rate, the FDML laser being synchronous when the syntonising rate is an integral multiple of the circulation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OPTORES GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Huber, Tom Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20210001737
    Abstract: A plug-in system for a wired charging process for charging an electrical energy store of an at least partially electrically operated device includes a charging socket positioned on the electrically operated device. The plug-in system has a charging device with a charging plug which can be extended towards the charging socket using a translational movement. The charging socket has a cover for protecting contact parts of the charging socket from environmental influences. The charging plug is designed to produce, as a result of the translational movement, one or more reclosable contact part openings in the cover, through which openings contact parts of the charging plug can be guided during the translational movement in order to form pairs of galvanically conductive connections to the corresponding contact parts of the charging socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Bernhard HOESS, Robert HUBER
  • Patent number: 10853094
    Abstract: In a distributed data processing and deduplication system comprising a plurality of clients and servers, a traditional client library on each client is replaced by a small kernel library and a separate client library which may be either on the client or on a separate server. The kernel library receives an initialization API call from an application on the client, determines the appropriate version of the client library for that application, and directs the initialization call to that client library. The client library returns to the kernel library a list of function pointers to code that implements functions called by the application, and dynamically redirects function API calls from the application to the code. By storing the client library at one central location and updating that one version for changes to hardware and software, multiple client systems may be updated automatically upon initialization to use the new version of the client library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Robert Huber
  • Patent number: 10839704
    Abstract: Simulation of a complex system involves representing the complex system in a plurality of simulation building blocks, each simulation building block is associated with a subsystem of the complex system. Each simulation building block includes at least one client-side simulation component and a server-side simulation component. During the simulation a user interaction is detected by a client-side simulation component, the complex system is simulated in server-side simulation components on the basis of the user interaction. Simulation data for the subsystem is generated by the server-side simulation components, and the subsystem is represented by the corresponding client-side components based on the simulation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Oswald, Robert Huber, Martin Foerster