Patents by Inventor Steffen Mueller

Steffen Mueller 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: 20240058092
    Abstract: A biopsy site marker includes a marker element. The marker element includes a base portion and an anchor portion. The anchor portion extends distally from the base portion. The anchor portion includes a plurality of arms. Each arm of the plurality of arms is configured to be responsive to heat to transition from a pre-deployment configuration to a post-deployment configuration. Each arm of the plurality of arms extends outwardly from a longitudinal axis defined by the marker element when the plurality of arms are in the post-deployment configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Garrett A. HOUSEHOLDER, Jack A. RANDALL, Xavier ROBIN, Steffen MUELLER, Bernd VOGEL
  • Publication number: 20240058093
    Abstract: A biopsy site marker includes a marker element. The marker element includes a base portion and an anchor portion. The anchor portion extends from the base portion. The anchor portion includes a plurality of arms. One or more arms of the plurality of arms is configured to be responsive to heat to transition from a pre-deployment configuration to a post-deployment configuration. Each transitioned arm of the plurality of arms extending outwardly from a longitudinal axis defined by the marker element when in the post-deployment configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Jack A. RANDALL, Garrett A. HOUSEHOLDER, Xavier ROBIN, Steffen MUELLER, Bernd VOGEL
  • Publication number: 20230384789
    Abstract: Technologies and techniques for the at least the partially automated driving of a motor vehicle. A first application and at least one redundant second application provide output data depending on motor vehicle operating data and/or environmental data. Vehicle driving data for the at least partially automated driving of the motor vehicle are determined depending on the output data. Vehicle operating data from another vehicle are received, and, depending on the vehicle operating data, the at least one redundant second application switches from an active state to a standby state in which a computer instance of a computer unit used by the at least one redundant second application is at least executed at a lower frequency than in the active state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Yael Abelardo Martinez Flores, Hendrik Decke, Julian-Steffen Müller, Marcel Aguirre Mehlhorn, Tobias Kain
  • Publication number: 20230380088
    Abstract: An explosion-proof housing for a power electronics unit includes a housing pan and a cover that closes the housing pan via a seal, wherein the cover and the housing pan are pressed against each other at two opposing sides formed by edge regions of the cover and the housing pan via a plurality of fasteners that are configured to be released by rotation and that engage in latching structures. The plurality of fasteners are arranged in a central third of the respective sides. The explosion-proof housing can be used, for example, for a photovoltaic inverter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventor: Steffen Müller
  • Publication number: 20230348432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel heteroaryl-triazole compounds of the general formula (I), in which the structural elements X, R1, R2, R3 and R4 have the meaning given in the description, to formulations and compositions comprising such compounds and for their use in the control of animal pests including arthropods and insects in plant protection and to their use for control of ectoparasites on animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Peter JESCHKE, Martin FUESSLEIN, Hans-Georg SCHWARZ, Joachim TELSER, Yolanda CANCHO GRANDE, Alexander ARLT, Steffen MUELLER, Ulrich EBBINGHAUS-KINTSCHER, Peter LOESEL, Marc LINKA, Arunas Jonas DAMIJONAITIS, Iring HEISLER, Andreas TURBERG, Oleksandr MANDZHULO
  • Publication number: 20230340423
    Abstract: The present invention describes methods of generating a modified viral genome, producing infectious RNA, and generating modified viruses. The modified viral genome, infections RNA, and modified viruses comprise deoptimized nucleic acids; for example, codon-pair deoptimized or synonymous codon deoptimized. These modified viruses can be used in vaccines and methods of eliciting a protective immune response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: CODAGENIX INC.
    Inventors: John Robert Coleman, Steffen Mueller, Chen Yang, Ying Wang, Yutong Song
  • Patent number: 11793870
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes deoptimized foot and mouth viruses and their use for prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of mammalian subjects. The recombinant viruses provided herein include alterations in several genomic regions as well as Differentiating Infected from Vaccinated Animals (DIVA) markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture, Codagenix Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa B. De Los Santos, Aida E. Rieder, Fayna C. Diaz-San Segundo, Anna Kloc, John R. Coleman, Steffen Mueller, Gisselle N. Medina
  • Patent number: 11764995
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a transceiver device, an electronic control unit and an associated method. The transceiver device is suitable for communicating between one or more network protocol controllers and a network bus and comprises: first interface circuitry configured to communicate with the one or more network protocol controllers; second interface circuitry configured to communicate with the one or more network protocol controllers; and selector circuitry configured to switch communication with the one or more network protocol controllers from the first interface circuitry to the second interface circuitry in response to a communication error in data carried on the first interface circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Mueller, Lucas Pieter Lodewijk van Dijk, Georg Olma, Joachim Josef Maria Kruecken
  • Patent number: 11754356
    Abstract: Example apparatus are disclosed for a magazine for a self-loading firearm, the magazine comprising a magazine housing, and a magazine floor plate movably mounted to the magazine housing. The magazine floor plate is slidable between an open position and a closed position, wherein the magazine floor plate is pivotable relative to the magazine housing when in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch GmbH
    Inventor: Steffen Müller
  • Patent number: 11745748
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for operating an automatically driving vehicle, wherein application instances are executed over several computational nodes, wherein recognized faults are reacted to by switching to redundant application instances and then reconfiguring the configuration to restore specified redundancy conditions and/or segregation conditions, wherein the vehicle is transitioned to a safe state using at least one failover apparatus when at least one specified redundancy condition and/or at least one segregation condition cannot be met by the reconfiguration, and/or a specified time for reconfiguration is exceeded, and/or an unrecoverable malfunction has been recognized, wherein the at least one failover apparatus plans an emergency trajectory using a trajectory planner, wherein sensor data are detected via separate signal lines and supplied to the at least one failover apparatus, and wherein control signals are generated and transmitted via separate control lines to an actuator system of the v
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Tobias Kain, Julian-Steffen Müller, Maximilian Wesche, Hendrik Decke, Fabian Plinke, Andreas Braasch, Johannes Heinrich, Timo Horeis
  • Patent number: 11747190
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an apparatus includes, in the case of a known process value, measuring a detector value of a first type only based on captured gamma rays that are not scattered or are scattered little; calculating a calibration assignment based on a process model; in the case of at least one unknown process value, measuring a detector value of the first type and measuring a detector value of a second type at least based on captured gamma rays that are scattered; determining the unknown process value by using the calculated calibration assignment based on the measured detector value of the first type; and modifying the calibration assignment by assigning the measured detector value of the second type to the determined process value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Steffen Mueller
  • Patent number: 11740169
    Abstract: A method for measuring counting rates or measured variables dependent on the counting rates for determining a density profile of at least two substances with different densities arranged within a container by using a plurality of detectors is provided. The method includes recording respective gamma rays which have penetrated at least partially through at least one of the substances by using the detectors, and generating a respective counting rate or a respective measured variable dependent on the counting rate only on the basis of respectively recorded gamma rays of which the respective gamma energy is greater than or equal to an energy threshold value, the energy threshold value being a minimum of 0.5 times a Compton energy value of a Compton gap of the gamma rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Steffen Mueller
  • Patent number: 11740627
    Abstract: Technologies and techniques for the at least the partially automated driving of a motor vehicle. A first application and at least one redundant second application provide output data depending on motor vehicle operating data and/or environmental data. Vehicle driving data for the at least partially automated driving of the motor vehicle are determined depending on the output data. Vehicle operating data from another vehicle are received, and, depending on the vehicle operating data, the at least one redundant second application switches from an active state to a standby state in which a computer instance of a computer unit used by the at least one redundant second application is at least executed at a lower frequency than in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Yael Abelardo Martinez Flores, Hendrik Decke, Julian-Steffen Müller, Marcel Aguirre Mehlhorn, Tobias Kain
  • Patent number: 11731190
    Abstract: A method for measurement of the casting level in a mould incudes the steps of: a) impressing a temporal current profile into a transmitting coil that is arranged at the mould, during a measuring time interval; b) measuring a temporal signal profile resulting in a receiving coil during the measuring time interval, wherein the receiving coil is coupled inductively to the transmitting coil; c) selecting a time window within the measuring time interval, and d) evaluating the measured temporal signal profile within the selected time window to determine the casting level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Briggmann, Albert Roedfalk, Steffen Mueller, Gerd Reime
  • Publication number: 20230247994
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds of the formula (I) in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, Y, Z, n and m have the definitions given above, to the use thereof as acaricides and/or insecticides for controlling animal pests, and to methods and intermediates for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Ruediger FISCHER, Steffen MUELLER, Yeshua SEMPERE MOLINA, Yolanda CANCHO GRANDE, Matthieu WILLOT, Elke HELLWEGE, Marc LINKA, Peter LOESEL, Olga MALSAM
  • Publication number: 20230212163
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds of the formula (I) in which A1, A2, A3, X, Y, V, R1, R2, R3, R5, R6 and n have the meanings mentioned above, to the use thereof as acaricides and/or insecticides for controlling animal pests and to processes and intermediates for preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Ruediger FISCHER, Laura HOFFMEISTER, Steffen MUELLER, Matthieu WILLOT, Kerstin ILG, Peter LOESEL, Marc LINKA
  • Patent number: 11686607
    Abstract: A radiometric measurement device includes a number n of sensors, wherein a respective sensor of the number n of sensors is configured to generate associated sensor data, such that overall a number n of sensor data is generated by means of the number n of sensors. A measurement variable calculation unit is configured to calculate a number m of measurement variable values depending on the number n of sensor data on the basis of values of a number d of parameters. A learning unit is configured to calculate the values of the number d of parameters on the basis of training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Mueller, Joerg Baeuerle
  • Patent number: 11671280
    Abstract: A network node for coupling to a communication bus, the node comprising: a receiver configured to receive messages from the communication bus; and a transmitter configured to transmit first messages having a first message format and configured to transmit diagnosis messages having a second message format on the communication bus for use in determination of communication errors, wherein said transmitter is configured to send said one or more diagnosis messages having one or more of: (i) a predetermined pattern of symbols; (ii) a predetermined sending schedule; (iii) a predetermined line encoding method; (iv) a predetermined bit rate; (v) a predetermined position in one or more of the first messages; (vi) a predetermined signalling frequency that is out of a frequency band used for transmission of the first messages; and (vii) a predetermined signal strength different from the signal strength used to send the first messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Uwe Gerhard Elend, Matthias Berthold Muth, Steffen Mueller
  • Patent number: 11671455
    Abstract: Embodiments of a device and method are disclosed. In an embodiment, an Ethernet communications device includes a physical layer (PHY) unit or a media access control (MAC) unit configured to perform media access control for the Ethernet communications device. The Ethernet communications device includes a security unit configured to manipulate a data stream in a data path within the Ethernet communications device when the data stream violates or conforms to a pre-defined policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Uwe Gerhard Elend, Donald Robert Pannell, Steffen Mueller, Philip Axer
  • Publication number: 20230171912
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a housing for a power electronics device, including a tray for receiving power electronics components and a cover for placing on the tray so that a closed housing is formed. The cover is fixed on the tray by a plurality of fixing screws. At least one opening element is provided that is made of one of the fixing screws, each of which is guided through a sleeve with deformation structures. The sleeve is arranged between the screw head of the fixing screw and the housing such that a pressing force is exerted by the screw head between the cover and the tray via the sleeve. The deformation structures are designed such that under the effect of the force of an explosion that exceeds the pressing force, the sleeve is compressed in a manner defined by the deformation structures such that a gap with a specified width is formed between the cover and the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Steffen Müller, Waissi Tello