Patents by Inventor Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel 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: 20140234496
    Abstract: System and method for improving the performance, safety, and energy efficiency of a cooking appliance with one or more heating elements operably connected with a burner controller controlling an amount of energy flowing to the one or more heating elements. First, a user or a system controller establishes one or more reference levels. The system controller is operably associated with one or more sensors, which measures levels of one or more emissions generated in the operation of the cooking appliance. Afterwards, the system controller compares the measured levels of the one or more emissions with the reference levels and in response to the measured levels of the emissions exceeding reference levels, sends an activation control signal to the cooking appliance. Then, an energy control mechanism associated with the burner controller adjusts the amount of energy flowing to the heating elements in response to the activation control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Rain Mountain, LLC
    Inventors: ROBERT SIEGEL, ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20140230662
    Abstract: An improved control system for a range hood that is capable of automatically responding to various air quality parameters including heat, smoke, carbon monoxide, humidity, and others. The system contains a number of features that, combining aspects of open-loop and closed loop control, manage the system dynamics for smoother operation, respond to both level and rate signals and compensate for background conditions and sensor variability by using relative values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: RAIN MOUNTAIN, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Siegel, Robert Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 8364256
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the treatment of intravascular blockages includes introducing a medicament and ultrasound to the blockage, monitoring the blockage or bleeding to determine a status thereof and controlling the agent introduced to the blockage based upon the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Coraje, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Leuer, Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20110016465
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synchronizing a web application service on a server with a user computer so that users are not required to log-in to access their data are described. An installed product application programming interface (IPAPI) is provided on the web server that is configured to associate a user ID associated with the user of the user computer with a machine ID associated with the user computer. The credentials are automatically transmitted to the web application through cookies from a browser at the user computer to the web application so the user does not have to log-in to the web application service or at their computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: CBS INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Robert SIEGEL, Carl Donald MACDONALD, Kenneth A. GENGLER
  • Patent number: 7596880
    Abstract: A scanning unit including a light source for illuminating a scale by a light beam and a detector for detecting the light beam which has been modulated by the scale as a function of a relative position between two objects. An inner chamber of the scanning unit in which the light beam extends is closed off in a dust-proof manner against an outer chamber, and the inner chamber is closed off by a transparent body, through which the light beam passes. The inner chamber is connected with the outer chamber via a filter which is dust-proof, but permeable to gas and vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventors: Barbara Martin, Oliver Schenk, Robert Siegel
  • Patent number: 7571079
    Abstract: Processing data in a computer-aided design (CAD) system includes determining that a feature of a three-dimensional model has a condition that requires correction. The condition is automatically corrected by performing an action. The action may be an action that reorders a sequence of features in the three-dimensional model, an action that changes at least one parameter of the feature, an action that deletes a feature reference, or an action that changes a feature reference. Furthermore, the action may have one or more constraints that bound the action to a set of features that are directly and indirectly related to the feature on which the action operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Dassault Systems Solidworks Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo Chin, Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20070239406
    Abstract: Processing data in a computer-aided design (CAD) system includes determining that a feature of a three-dimensional model has a condition that requires correction. The condition is automatically corrected by performing an action. The action may be an action that reorders a sequence of features in the three-dimensional model, an action that changes at least one parameter of the feature, an action that deletes a feature reference, or an action that changes a feature reference. Furthermore, the action may have one or more constraints that bound the action to a set of features that are directly and indirectly related to the feature on which the action operates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Ricardo Chin, Robert Siegel
  • Patent number: 7276277
    Abstract: A micromechanical component and a method of producing same are described; the component has a supporting body, in particular a silicon body, and a membrane which is connected to the supporting body and is unsupported at least in some areas. The membrane is also provided with at least one stabilizing element in an unsupported area in some areas of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Artmann, Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20070056181
    Abstract: A scanning unit including a light source for illuminating a scale by a light beam and a detector for detecting the light beam which has been modulated by the scale as a function of a relative position between two objects. An inner chamber of the scanning unit in which the light beam extends is closed off in a dust-proof manner against an outer chamber, and the inner chamber is closed off by a transparent body, through which the light beam passes. The inner chamber is connected with the outer chamber via a filter which is dust-proof, but permeable to gas and vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Barbara Martin, Oliver Schenk, Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20060184343
    Abstract: Processing data in a computer-aided design (CAD) system includes determining that a feature of a three-dimensional model has a condition that requires correction. The condition is automatically corrected by performing an action. The action may be an action that reorders a sequence of features in the three-dimensional model, an action that changes at least one parameter of the feature, an action that deletes a feature reference, or an action that changes a feature reference. Furthermore, the action may have one or more constraints that bound the action to a set of features that are directly and indirectly related to the feature on which the action operates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Ricardo Chin, Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20060108729
    Abstract: A multi-purpose clamping device that stabilizes and holds a wide variety of irregularly shaped objects by means of a stationary and a movable jaw, a linear ratchet and a rotary power cam; both used to engage the work piece, a pair of conformable jaw faces consisting of an array of spring-loaded pins to grasp the work piece, and a base with retractable stabilizing outriggers that ground and stabilize the work. The device is configured in such a way that it will lay flush on one side so that it can be used as a vise in an alternate orientation to allow access from both the top and the side. The base is also configured to allow the clamp portion to detach from the base in order to be used separately as a clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20060106425
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the treatment of intravascular blockages includes introducing a medicament and ultrasound to the blockage, monitoring the blockage or bleeding to determine a status thereof and controlling the agent introduced to the blockage based upon the monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Dennis Leuer, Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20060055098
    Abstract: An accessory vise jaw mounting system that attaches to a conventional vise having a unique means of mounting, using a set of accessory jaw brackets, front and rear, with special mounting provisions for each, capable of supporting and positioning an interchangeable set of accessory jaw faces. The system can accommodate a variety of specialized jaw faces including a set of vise accessory jaws that holds and stabilizes a wide variety of irregularly shaped objects by means of opposing arrays of spring-loaded pins. The jaws are designed to be interchangeable to accommodate work ranging from delicate to heavy-duty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventor: Robert Siegel
  • Publication number: 20050287663
    Abstract: Isolated nucleic acid molecules, i.e., DNA or RNA encoding human neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ? and ? subunits, mammalian and amphibian cells containing said DNA, methods for producing ? and ? subunits and recombinant (i.e., isolated or substantially pure) ? subunits and ? subunits are provided. In addition, cells expressing various multimeric combinations of subunits (i.e., ?1, ?2 ?3 ?4 ?5 ?6 and/or ?7 in combination with at least one of an ? and ? subunit are also provided. A recombinant, non-human cell line expressing the human ?7 subunit of nAChR is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Alison Gillespie, Brian Claeps, Laura Chavez-Noriega, Robert Siegel, Kathryn Elliott
  • Publication number: 20050259955
    Abstract: A method and a device for displaying images on a digital media frame is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes a memory, a processing unit, a display, an interface circuit, and a display circuit. The interface circuit has at least one receiving port capable of identifying various types of networking protocols that are used to transfer the image data. The processing unit attaches auxiliary information to each image before images are stored in a memory. The display circuit displays images according to the image data received. The digital media frame further contains a user input device, which allows a user to alter the image display sequence. The user input device is an input device other than a keyboard or a cursor control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: M. Bandaru, Robert Siegel
  • Patent number: 6936457
    Abstract: Isolated nucleic acid molecules, i.e., DNA or RNA encoding human neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor alpha and beta subunits, mammalian and amphibian cells containing said DNA, methods for producing ? and ? subunits and recombinant (i.e., isolated or substantially pure) ? subunits and ? subunits are provided. In addition, cells expressing various multimeric combinations of subunits (i.e., ?1, ?2 ?3 ?4 ?5 ?6 and/or ?7 in combination with at least one of an ? and ? subunit are also provided. A recombinant, non-human cell line expressing the human ?7 subunit of nAChR is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Allison Gillespie, Brian O. Claeps, Laura Elena Chavez-Noriega, Robert Siegel, Kathryn J. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20050156374
    Abstract: A plurality of scanner bars is arranged in precisely located holes in the frame of a media handling device to detect the passage of the lead and trail edge of media. The multiplicity of scanner bars, arranged linearly at a right angle to the direction of motion of the media, is sampled at some frequency. The scanner bars give not only arrival and departure time of the media from each scanner bar location, but also making some assumptions about the shape of the media, information about the orientation of the media relative to the direction of motion. This information can be used to diagnose improper media handling mechanisms upstream of the sensor or provide information to downstream corrective mechanisms. Preprinted test media, such as, ladder charts, etc., can be used to extract velocity profiles and other paper path dynamic characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Siegel, Ewart LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20050110496
    Abstract: Magnetometry and pulsed electromagnetic radiation (EM) may be employed during a same survey pass by synchronously interleaving the collection of magnetometer data with pulses from EM sensors. For example, one or more magnetometers may be sampled between pulses of one or more EM coils such that the data from the one or more magnetometers is substantially free of artifacts from the pulsed EM radiation. A detection system may include a vehicle capable of locomotion over a surface of earth, a mount coupled to the vehicle, the mount including at least one magnetometer, at least one EM sensor adapted to produce pulses of EM radiation, and a controller adapted to interleave collection of data from the at least one magnetometer between the pulses of EM radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Siegel, Alan Crandall, Gilbert Johnson
  • Patent number: D649147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Siegel, Jorge Silva, Brian Pickowitz, Greg Trim, Joseph Fischer
  • Patent number: D701495
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Siegel