Patents by Inventor Stuart Wenzel

Stuart Wenzel 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: 11338158
    Abstract: A system for delivering breathing gas to passengers on-board an aircraft, including: a source of breathing gas, at least one face mask for passengers, a reservoir associated with each face mask, a delivery valve for each face mask, the delivery valve being disposed between the source of breathing gas and the reservoir, the reservoir being disposed between the delivery valve and the face mask, a sensor associated with each reservoir and configured to sense a filling of the reservoir, and a controller configured to control the delivery valve in a continuous supply mode to provide a continuous flow of breathing gas to the reservoir and to interrupt the continuous flow of breathing gas when the filing sensed by the sensor is a filling threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAFRAN AEROTECHNICS SAS
    Inventors: Jürgen Wenzel, Wolfgang Rittner, Jean-Baptiste Philippe Delprat, Vincent Jean Pierre Marie Gillotin, Vincent Gérard Greter, Florian Damien Romain Klockiewicz, Joan Urbain, Stuart David Dixon Walker
  • Publication number: 20220007118
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invent include a method of controlling unwanted vibration in a tympanic lens, wherein the tympanic lens comprises a perimeter platform connected to a microactuator through at least one biasing element, the method comprising the step of: damping the motion of the at least one biasing element. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one biasing element is a spring. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one bias spring is coated in a damping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Rucker, Sunil Puria, Stuart Wenzel, Jake L. Olsen, Cem Shaquer, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Jonathan Fay, Micha Rosen
  • Patent number: 11070927
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invent include a method of controlling unwanted vibration in a tympanic lens, wherein the tympanic lens comprises a perimeter platform connected to a microactuator through at least one biasing element, the method comprising the step of: damping the motion of the at least one biasing element. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one biasing element is a spring. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one bias spring is coated in a damping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Earlens Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Rucker, Sunil Puria, Stuart Wenzel, Jake L. Olsen, Cem Shaquer, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Jonathan Fay, Micha Rosen
  • Publication number: 20200374639
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invent include a method of controlling unwanted vibration in a tympanic lens, wherein the tympanic lens comprises a perimeter platform connected to a microactuator through at least one biasing element, the method comprising the step of: damping the motion of the at least one biasing element. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one biasing element is a spring. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one bias spring is coated in a damping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Rucker, Sunil Puria, Stuart Wenzel, Jake L. Olsen, Cem Shaquer, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Jonathan Fay, Micha Rosen
  • Patent number: 10779094
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invent include a method of controlling unwanted vibration in a tympanic lens, wherein the tympanic lens comprises a perimeter platform connected to a microactuator through at least one biasing element, the method comprising the step of: damping the motion of the at least one biasing element. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one biasing element is a spring. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one bias spring is coated in a damping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Earlens Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Rucker, Sunil Puria, Stuart Wenzel, Jake L. Olsen, Cem Shaquer, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Jonathan Fay, Micha Rosen
  • Patent number: 10629969
    Abstract: A battery manufacturing method including the steps of testing a cathode assembly that includes an air cathode and a battery can cathode portion that is not connected to a battery can anode portion, and joining an anode assembly, including a battery can anode portion in which anode material is located, to the tested cathode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Chuangang Lin, Stuart Wenzel, Paul Wagner, Michael Au
  • Publication number: 20200007998
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invent include a method of controlling unwanted vibration in a tympanic lens, wherein the tympanic lens comprises a perimeter platform connected to a microactuator through at least one biasing element, the method comprising the step of: damping the motion of the at least one biasing element. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one biasing element is a spring. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one bias spring is coated in a damping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Rucker, Sunil Puria, Stuart Wenzel, Jake L. Olsen, Cem Shaquer, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Jonathan Fay, Micha Rosen
  • Patent number: 10492010
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invent include a method of controlling unwanted vibration in a tympanic lens, wherein the tympanic lens comprises a perimeter platform connected to a microactuator through at least one biasing element, the method comprising the step of: damping the motion of the at least one biasing element. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one biasing element is a spring. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one bias spring is coated in a damping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Earlens Corporations
    Inventors: Paul Rucker, Sunil Puria, Stuart Wenzel, Jake L. Olsen, Cem Shaquer, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Jonathan Fay, Micha Rosen
  • Patent number: 10264372
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Stuart Wenzel, Chuangang Lin, Paul Wagner, Igal Ladabaum
  • Publication number: 20170207506
    Abstract: A battery manufacturing method including the steps of testing a cathode assembly that includes an air cathode and a battery can cathode portion that is not connected to a battery can anode portion, and joining an anode assembly, including a battery can anode portion in which anode material is located, to the tested cathode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: CHUANGANG LIN, Stuart WENZEL, Paul WAGNER, Michael AU
  • Publication number: 20170201840
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Stuart Wenzel, Chuangang Lin, Paul Wagner, Igal Ladabaum, Michael Au
  • Publication number: 20170195801
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invent include a method of controlling unwanted vibration in a tympanic lens, wherein the tympanic lens comprises a perimeter platform connected to a microactuator through at least one biasing element, the method comprising the step of: damping the motion of the at least one biasing element. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one biasing element is a spring. In embodiments of the invention, the at least one bias spring is coated in a damping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Rucker, Sunil Puria, Stuart Wenzel, Jake L. Olsen, Cem Shaquer, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Jonathan Fay, Micha Rosen
  • Patent number: 9604325
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Phonak, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Wenzel, Chuangang Lin, Paul Wagner, Igal Ladabaum
  • Patent number: 9521495
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an acoustic seal for a CIC hearing aid has the steps of: embedding sacrificial particles of 50 ?m to 250 ?m into a silicone rubber matrix, the concentration and size of the sacrificial particles being selected to achieve a porosity of at least 40%; molding the silicone rubber matrix using a mold and curing the silicone rubber matrix; removing the sacrificial particles from the silicone rubber matrix by leaching out the sacrificial particles in a solvent; and drying the silicone rubber matrix. The seal is to surround at least part of the hearing aid and by selection of the size and/or concentration and/or the distribution of the sacrificial particles, to provide for an acoustic attenuation of at least 20 dB in a frequency range between 200 Hz and 6 kHz, with a compliance of at least 50 mm/N when the hearing aid is inserted into the ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Erdal Karamuk, Stuart Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20150281861
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an acoustic seal for a CIC hearing aid has the steps of: embedding sacrificial particles of 50 ?m to 250 ?m into a silicone rubber matrix, the concentration and size of the sacrificial particles being selected to achieve a porosity of at least 40%; molding the silicone rubber matrix using a mold and curing the silicone rubber matrix; removing the sacrificial particles from the silicone rubber matrix by leaching out the sacrificial particles in a solvent; and drying the silicone rubber matrix. The seal is to surround at least part of the hearing aid and by selection of the size and/or concentration and/or the distribution of the sacrificial particles, to provide for an acoustic attenuation of at least 20 dB in a frequency range between 200 Hz and 6 kHz, with a compliance of at least 50 mm/N when the hearing aid is inserted into the ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Phonak AG
    Inventors: Erdal Karamuk, Stuart Wenzel
  • Patent number: 9060234
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal. The hearing device may include a hearing device core, with a battery, an acoustic assembly, a magnetically actuated switch, and a magnetic shield positioned between the battery and the magnetically actuated switch, and a seal apparatus on the hearing device core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Wagner, Stuart Wenzel, Michael Au, Igal Ladabaum
  • Publication number: 20140254846
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Wagner, Stuart Wenzel, Michael Au, Igal Ladabaum
  • Patent number: 8808906
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Wenzel, Chuangang Lin, Paul Wagner, Igal Ladabaum
  • Patent number: 8761423
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same. One such hearing device includes a hearing device core, defining a size and a shape, and including a battery and an acoustic assembly, with a microphone and a receiver with a sound port that is adjacent to a portion of the battery, and a flexible seal apparatus on the hearing device core. The size, shape and configuration of the hearing device core, and the flexibility of the seal, are such that the hearing device is positionable within the ear canal bony region with the entire microphone medial of the bony-cartilaginous junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Wagner, Stuart Wenzel, Michael Au, Igal Ladabaum
  • Patent number: 8682016
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same. Such hearing devices may have a hearing device core, which includes a battery and an acoustic assembly with a microphone and receiver positioned such that the lateral end of the receiver substantially abuts the medial end of the microphone, and a seal apparatus on the hearing device core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Wagner, Stuart Wenzel, Michael Au, Igal Ladabaum