Patents by Inventor Stephen Meyer

Stephen Meyer 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: 20210235746
    Abstract: Improved methods of transferring a portion of smokable material from a casing into a smokable tube include displacing the casing and the portion of smokable material into the tube by specified amounts and at least partially withdrawing the casing from the tube, while holding the portion in the tube. A device for carrying out the methods includes a tube receiving area for receiving a smokable tube to be filled, portion displacement means for displacing the portion relative to the casing, and casing displacement means for engaging and displacing the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Kissling, Peter Preisig, Stephen Meyer
  • Patent number: 10986861
    Abstract: A method of transferring a portion (12) of smokable material from a casing (11) into a smokable tube (202), the method comprising advancing at least one of the casing and the portion of smokable material toward the other to advance the casing and the portion into the tube by a first distance less than the length of the space within the tube, at least partially withdrawing the casing from the tube, while holding the portion in the tube, and further driving the tobacco portion into the tube, as well as a corresponding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Kissling, Peter Preisig, Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20200090188
    Abstract: A data exchange marketplace through a private blockchain network is provided in association with a system facilitating automated data exchange and related methodology for effectuating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Wince, Ronnie Wince, Stephen Meyers
  • Patent number: 9752119
    Abstract: Methods for producing substantially pure cultures of human neural retinal progenitor cells, forebrain progenitor cells, and retinal pigment epithelial cells are disclosed. In addition, the successful differentiation of human embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells through the major developmental stages of human retinogenesis is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: David Matthew Gamm, Jason Stephen Meyer
  • Patent number: 9012126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel positive working photosensitive composition having: at least one photoacid generator; at least one novolak polymer; at least one polymer, having a polymer backbone, said polymer comprising a structure of the following formula: wherein R1-R5 are, independently, —H or —CH3, A is a linear or branched C1-C10 alkylene group, B is a C1-C12 alkyl or alicyclic group, D is a linking group that may be a chemical bond, a carboxylate group, wherein the carbonyl carbon is bonded to the polymer backbone, or a —COOCH2— group, wherein the carbonyl carbon is bonded to the polymer backbone, Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group or heteroaromatic group, E is a linear or branched C2-C10 alkylene group, G is an acid cleavable group. The invention further relates to a process for using the novel composition for forming an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Weihong Liu, PingHung Lu, Chunwei Chen, Stephen Meyer, Medhat Toukhy, SookMee Lai
  • Publication number: 20140261469
    Abstract: A method of transferring a portion (12) of smokable material from a casing (11) into a smokable tube (202), the method comprising advancing at least one of the casing and the portion of smokable material toward the other to advance the casing and the portion into the tube by a first distance less than the length of the space within the tube, at least partially withdrawing the casing from the tube, while holding the portion in the tube, and further driving the tobacco portion into the tube, as well as a corresponding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: JT INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Christian Kissling, Peter Preisig, Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20130337380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel positive working photosensitive composition having: at least one photoacid generator; at least one novolak polymer; at least one polymer, having a polymer backbone, said polymer comprising a structure of the following formula: wherein R1-R5 are, independently, —H or —CH3, A is a linear or branched C1-C10 alkylene group, B is a C1-C12 alkyl or alicyclic group, D is a linking group that may be a chemical bond, a carboxylate group, wherein the carbonyl carbon is bonded to the polymer backbone, or a —COOCH2— group, wherein the carbonyl carbon is bonded to the polymer backbone, Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group or heteroaromatic group, E is a linear or branched C2-C10 alkylene group, G is an acid cleavable group. The invention further relates to a process for using the novel composition for forming an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (LUXEMBOURG) S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Weihong LIU, PingHung LU, Chunwei CHEN, Stephen MEYER, Medhat TOUKHY, SookMee LAI
  • Publication number: 20130108956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a positive photosensitive composition suitable for image-wise exposure and development as a positive photoresist comprising a positive photoresist composition and an inorganic particle material having an average particle size equal or greater than 10 nanometers, wherein the thickness of the photoresist coating film is less than 5 microns. The positive photoresist composition can be selected from (1) a composition comprising (i) a film-forming resin having acid labile groups, and (ii) a photoacid generator, or (2) a composition comprising (i) a film-forming novolak resin, and (ii) a photoactive compound, or (3) a composition comprising (i) a film-forming resin, (ii) a photoacid generator, and (iii) a dissolution inhibitor. The invention also relates to a process of forming an image using the novel photosensitive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS USA CORP.
    Inventors: Ping-Hung LU, Chunwei CHEN, Stephen MEYER
  • Publication number: 20130105440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative photosensitive composition suitable for image-wise exposure and development as a negative photoresist comprising a negative photoresist composition and an inorganic particle material having an average particle size equal or greater than 10 nanometers, wherein the thickness of the photoresist coating film is less than 5 microns. The negative photoresist composition is selected from (1) a composition comprising (i) a resin binder, (ii) a photoacid generator, and (iii) a cross-linking agent; or (2) a composition comprising (i) a resin binder, (ii) optionally, addition-polymerizeable, ethylenically unsaturated compound(s) and (iii) a photoinitiator; or (3) a composition comprising (i) a photopolymerizable compound containing at least two pendant unsaturated groups; (ii) ethylenically unsaturated photopolymerizable polyalkylene oxide hydrophilic compound(s); and (iii) a photoinitiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS USA CORP.
    Inventors: Ping-Hung LU, Chunwei CHEN, Stephen MEYER
  • Patent number: 8032620
    Abstract: A system and a method for leveraging human knowledge held by system administrators to support improved or optimal management of an information technology network. The present invention monitors and records the states and values key management indicators related to actions taken by a human system administrator in improving a perceived sub-optimal state of the information technology network. The present invention predicts the effect of command in situations later occurring, and optionally suggests actions to a system administrator. The method of the present invention optionally enables embodiments of the present invention to automatically select one or more preferred system commands and execute the selected command or commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Marlin Scott, Ron Britton, Roger Hand, Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100290229
    Abstract: The adjustable design is defined by examining the current residential & commercial market. To provide beamspread* flexibility of a 12V, 24V, 120V, 240V and 277V AC 50-60 HZ and 12V & 24V DC recessed or surface mounted fixture per drawing FALF dated 13-MAY-2009 (attached to provisional application) which may include all or in part the following: A. Housing B. Light source C. Optical system of some or all glass or plastic lenses, all diffusers, all refractors and shaping diffusers (holographic or otherwise) D. All mechanical adjustment systems E. All plastic or aluminum reflector/refractor Beamspread is defined as the angle of light emitting from the end of the fixture. Previously a lighting fixture installation would require the use of three or four distinct fixtures, whether round, square, asymmetric or rectangular . . . one fixture each for a narrow, medium and flood beamspread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Brent Stephen Meyer, SR., James Michael Stanton, David Glover
  • Patent number: 7814093
    Abstract: A data query and reporting method and system are provided. The method and system allow non-technical computer users to build and execute complex database queries. The method and system accommodate the need for a simple, easy-to-understand interactive and iterative means for generating and validating database queries. The method and system reduce the complexity and costs associated with retrieving useful information for organizations of all sizes, especially smaller businesses. The method and system support a robust security model, enabling organizations to protect sensitive data while providing broad data access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Stephen Meyers, Robert Alan Meyers, Eric Stephen Meyers
  • Patent number: 7693862
    Abstract: A graphical user interface and method of use thereof that allows users to interact with an entity relationship model. The user interface includes zones that allow users to navigate among the entities, roles and fields to create queries that are run against the model. Clicking on an entity in the shows the available fields for the entity. Users can drag and drop entities and fields onto a design surface to quickly and easily build queries. Rules are applied when either an entity or a field is dropped onto the design surface based upon the item being dropped (either an entity or a field), the position of the drop and also the properties that are associated with the item. Entities may be grouped and filtered to sort and limit the results of the query. After query is run, the results may be displayed in a separate area to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn Khanh Chau, Jason David Carlson, Robert Alan Meyers, Brian Lee Welcker, Lisa Renee Mueller, Aaron Stephen Meyers
  • Publication number: 20080208647
    Abstract: A proactive IT infrastructure support system is set forth which provides operations performance benchmarking. The operations performance benchmarking makes use of data that is available from a direct supply model. The operations performance benchmarking collects, analyzes, and formats the data into a single, easy-to-use interface that provides customers an ability quickly evaluate absolute performance of key IT performance metrics and to evaluate relative performance by comparing the results to the customer's choice of a variety of external benchmarks (such as industry peers) and internal benchmarks (site vs. site, and performance to Service Level Agreement).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Dale Hawley, Michael Boswell, Cary Gumbert, Matthew Hoffman, Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20070272113
    Abstract: A sabot and shotshell combination includes a bullet, a shotshell hull, propellant, a shotshell primer, wadding, and a sabot comprising a molded member having a base portion and a plurality of petal portions each extending from a proximal base root to a distal tip, the base and petals defining a volume for accommodating a bullet. A reinforcement is at least partially embedded in the base, the reinforcement being more rigid than the molded member and having a plurality of apertures with the base portion extending through at least one of the apertures to retain the reinforcement within the molded member upon firing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Meyer, Robert Gardner, Gerald Eberhart
  • Patent number: 7251788
    Abstract: Recreations which simulate space travel with space communication simulate the communication delays that would inhere at space distances. Recreation-related communications are passed through a store-and-forward server in which they are stored before forwarding for a time interval which simulates the communication delay that would inhere between points at the simulated spatial locations of the parties. Methods are provided for discouraging the parties from circumventing the simulated delay by communicating through means other than the store-and-forward server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Meyers
  • Publication number: 20070027783
    Abstract: An exposure exchange and method of operation therefore. An offer is received from a first party to assume exposure to at least one type of catastrophic risk in exchange for another party assuming exposure to at least one other type of catastrophic risk. A database is searched for an offer from a second party that is compatible with the first party's offer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventor: Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20060162606
    Abstract: A sabot-retaining shotshell cartridge and firing assembly including a barrel or barrel insert for firing the sabot-retaining shotshell cartridge. The shotshell cartridge includes a cylindrical hull, a sub-caliber projectile, a propellant charge, and a sabot. A central pathway or thin membrane is defined within the base of the sabot between the sub-caliber projectile and propellant charge. The barrel or barrel insert for firing the cartridge includes a transitional area between chamber and sub-caliber rifled bore to retain sabot in the cartridge. Upon cartridge firing, propellant gases flow through central portion of sabot base propelling projectile out of the sabot and into sub-caliber rifled bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20060015597
    Abstract: A system and a method for leveraging human knowledge held by system administrators to support improved or optimal management of an information technology network. The present invention monitors and records the states and values key management indicators related to actions taken by a human system administrator in improving a perceived sub-optimal state of the information technology network. The present invention predicts the effect of command in situations later occurring, and optionally suggests actions to a system administrator. The method of the present invention optionally enables embodiments of the present invention to automatically select one or more preferred system commands and execute the selected command or commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Marlin Scott, Ron Britton, Roger Hand, Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20050282093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous based edge bead remover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Ralph Dammel, Stephen Meyer, Mark Spak