Patents by Inventor Thomas Lutz

Thomas Lutz 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: 20190240483
    Abstract: A patch for a therapeutic electrical stimulation device includes a shoe connected to the first side of the patch, the shoe including a body extending in a longitudinal direction from a first end to a second end, and having first and second surfaces, the first end of the shoe defining at least two ports, and the first surface of the shoe defining a connection member. The patch also includes at least one conductor positioned in the ports of the first end of the shoe. The shoe is configured for sliding insertion into a receptacle defined by a controller so that the conductor is connected to the controller to deliver electrical current from the controller, through the conductor, and to the electrodes, and the connection member is at least partially captured by a detent defined by the controller in the receptacle to retain the shoe within the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Jerome Bachinski, Richard Paul Shindley, Dennis Lutz
  • Publication number: 20190209220
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical devices and methods of manufacturing medical devices. An orthopedic screw includes an inner core member having a head having a first outer diameter, a tip having a second outer diameter, and a body extending between the head and the tip and having a third outer diameter that is less than the first outer diameter and the second outer diameter. An outer body member is disposed circumferentially around the body of the inner core member and defines an outer body member external thread. The tip of the inner core member can define an inner core member external thread that forms an interrupted thread with the outer body member external thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Hoon Lee, Axel Cremer, Klaus Dorawa, Christian Lutz, Stefan Völzow, Lowell Weil, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190134802
    Abstract: A handheld power tool includes an output shaft, a drive unit, a securing ring, and a securing element. The output shaft is configured to be releasably connected to an insert tool of the handheld power tool. The drive unit is configured to transmit a movement to the output shaft. The securing element is configured to secure the securing ring. The securing element has a recess which is provided to surround the securing ring in the radial direction in at least one operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Barth, Manfred Lutz, Metin Tuerk, Peter Stierle, Thomas Schomisch
  • Patent number: 10171266
    Abstract: A switch-extender is connected to a measurement system and to several DUTs. It splits a signal from the measurement system into several signals so that the several DUTs receive the same signal and can therefore be tested in parallel. The switch-extender further includes at least one amplifier and/or at least one attenuator for every output port so that every signal has the same signal level no matter what the individual attenuation factor of the signal connectors or of the internal printed circuit board is. Furthermore a method for calibrating the measurement system as well as for the switch-extender and the signal connectors describes how to obtain the needed calibration values both for the downlink path and for the uplink path without changing the signal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gottfried Holzmann, Werner Mittermaier, Ralf Plaumann, Thomas Lutz
  • Patent number: 10136620
    Abstract: A filtration system for a fish tank includes an upper housing having an inner cavity. The filtration system also includes a lower housing slidingly coupled to the upper housing to permit changes in an overall length of the filtration system. The filtration system also includes a filter cartridge disposed at least partially within the inner cavity, and a pump disposed at least partially within the inner cavity that draws water into the inner cavity and through the plurality of filter cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Elive LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris
  • Patent number: 10102092
    Abstract: A testing method for testing a plurality of devices under test (DUT) includes transmitting first testing routine signals from a first backend controller to a testing front end module via a wired data connection between the first backend controller and a first testing signal interface of the testing front end module, transmitting second testing routine signals from a second backend controller to the testing front end module via a wired data connection between the second backend controller and a second testing signal interface of the testing front end module, prioritizing one of the first and second testing routine signals according to predefined priority criteria in the testing front end module, and generating testing signals in the testing front end module on the basis of the prioritized testing routine signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jens Volkmann, Thomas Lutz, Walter Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20180288974
    Abstract: A collar for an animal includes an elongate piece of flexible material having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends configured to be releasably coupled together about the neck of an animal. The collar also includes a lighting system coupled to the piece of material. The lighting system includes a power source and an optical element coupled to the power source. The optical element is at least partially embedded within the piece of material and extends along a length direction between the first and second ends. The optical element further includes an LED that is configured to illuminate a portion of the optical element when the power source is turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen, Ernie Katris
  • Publication number: 20180187874
    Abstract: A light member includes a housing having a top side and a bottom side. The top side faces away from a space to be lit, and the bottom side faces the space to be lit. A lighting control region is disposed on the bottom side of the housing that illuminates the space and has a first control channel, a second control channel, and a neutral channel. A first light-emitting module is electrically connected to the first control channel and the neutral channel and a second light-emitting module is electrically connected to the second control channel and the neutral channel. A switch assembly is coupled to the housing and is operable to selectively deliver power to the first control channel and the second control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz
  • Patent number: 9999201
    Abstract: A collar for an animal includes an elongate piece of flexible material having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends configured to be releasably coupled together about the neck of an animal. The collar also includes a lighting system coupled to the piece of material. The lighting system includes a power source and an optical element coupled to the power source. The optical element is at least partially embedded within the piece of material and extends along a length direction between the first and second ends. The optical element further includes an LED that is configured to illuminate a portion of the optical element when the power source is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen, Ernie Katris
  • Patent number: 9991977
    Abstract: The invention is related to a smart testing apparatus and preferably a method for testing at least a first DUT and a second DUT using a mobile communications testing device. The method comprises the steps of determining, whether a first RF test signal from/to the first DUT interferes with a second RF test signal from/to the second DUT. It determines, whether the second RF test signal from/to second DUT interferes with the first RF test signal from/to the first DUT. It predetermines, whether at least measuring the first measuring result obtained by applying the first RF test signal is disturbed above a first disturbance threshold value. It predetermines, whether at least a second measuring result obtained by applying the second RF test signal is disturbed above a second disturbance threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Anton Strohmeier, Michael Block, Ralf Plaumann, Thomas Lutz, Franz Obermayr, Christiane Klaus, Jens Volkmann
  • Publication number: 20180139936
    Abstract: A water change system includes an elongate tube and a spout configured to be coupled to the elongate tube. The spout includes a first opening and a second opening spaced from the first opening. The spout is rotatable between a first position to permit water to enter the second opening and pass out of the first opening, and a second position to inhibit water from entering the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Phillip Bartoszek, Matthew Allen, Ernie Katris
  • Publication number: 20180125349
    Abstract: A bite block includes a body defining a first side wall, a second side wall, a first bite surface extending between the first side wall and the second side wall, and a second bite surface extending between the first side wall and the second side wall. A window is formed as part of the first side wall, an LED is positioned within the body and positioned to emit light through the window, and a power supply is positioned within the body and is connected to the LED. A switch is positioned within the body and is actuatable through the second side wall to selectively provide power to the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris, Phillip Bartoszek, Peter Katris
  • Patent number: 9949152
    Abstract: A method for testing multiple mobile phones performs the testing of a receiving characteristic of each mobile phone in a cyclical sequence of several first measuring tasks. The receiving characteristic of multiple mobile phones in multiple first measuring tasks is tested in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Walter Schmitz, Jens Volkmann
  • Patent number: 9949154
    Abstract: A test system for testing a plurality of devices under test (DUTs) is provided. The test system comprises a test signal generator configured to generate test signals to be transmitted to the DUTs, wherein the test signals comprise at least one synchronization signal. The test signal generator is configured to broadcast the at least one synchronization signal to the DUTs. It is thereby possible to simultaneously test more than one DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Jens Volkmann, Franz Obermayr
  • Publication number: 20180073651
    Abstract: A seat valve with electromagnetic actuation having switching noises during closure of the seat valve should be noticeably reduced independently of a temperature of a fluid in the seat valve, without considerably increasing the production costs of the seat valve. A sealing body of the seat valve is produced from a plastic which is selected from the group (PEEK, PEI, PASU and LCP), and the flow of force for fastening and for transmitting structure-borne sound from a sealing seat to a fastening surface has at least one transition from a metallic component to a component composed of plastic and a transition from the component composed of plastic to a fastening surface of some other metallic component. The seat valve may be used in hydraulic brake systems of vehicles, but also in gear mechanisms or hydraulic systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfgang Petri, Stefan Pilz, Thomas Lütz, Marco Jung, Willi Schäfer, Julia Bieler
  • Publication number: 20180073649
    Abstract: A seat valve with electromagnetic actuation combines, in one device, the functions of a seat valve, of a pressure-limiting valve and optionally also of one or more check valves. Furthermore, the switching noise of the seat valve function is reduced. In a de-energized state of an electromagnet, a fluid flow from a port P to a port TNC occurs only if a pressure difference between the ports P and TNC exceeds a limit value of ?pG, wherein the force of the specified pressure difference overcomes the force of a spring and therefore pushes a first sealing body out of a first sealing seat, and in the energized state of the electromagnet, a fluid flow from port P to port TNC occurs even in the case of a pressure difference less than ?pG if the force of the electromagnet together with the force of the pressure difference between the ports P and TNC overcomes the force of the spring, wherein the sum of the specified forces pushes the first sealing body out of the first sealing seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfgang PETRI, Thomas LÜTZ, Stefan PILZ
  • Patent number: 9912417
    Abstract: A measuring system comprises a timing unit and at least two signal generators. The signal generators are each configured to generate a measuring signal and to supply it to a device under test. The timing unit is configured to generate start time signals, which each indicate an allowed start time of the measuring signals. Said signal generators are configured to only start generating the measuring signals at least instances of start time signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Plaumann, Feng Xie, Thomas Lutz, Michael Block, Hailiang Jin
  • Patent number: 9897681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a calibration method and a calibration arrangement for a RF test apparatus for testing a RF device under test. Instead, a calibration board is provided and connected to each of the cables of the RF test apparatus. A calibration board is configured to provide a plurality of connection loops by connecting the input/output channel terminals of the test apparatus one after the other with each other. This results to a bunch of different connection loops. Then a physical parameter, such as the attenuation over frequency, is measured for each of these connection loops. Since each physical parameter can be described by a single equation, this results to an amount of different equations which form an equation system. The idea underlying the present invention is that the amount of equations of this equation system, which amount corresponds to the different connection loops, is at least equal or higher than the amount of unknown parameters of the equation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Plaumann, Thomas Lutz, Jens Volkmann, Franz Obermayr
  • Publication number: 20180002081
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preserving oxidizable substances such as liquids or foodstuffs are disclosed. These systems incorporate a sealing device and an oxygen scavenging chemical or agent coupleable to the system. The oxygen scavenging agent can remove the oxygen from the headspace of a container such as a bottle of wine without reducing the pressure in the headspace to the extent that the flavor of the wine is adversely affected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: THOMAS LUTZ
  • Patent number: 9857067
    Abstract: A light member includes a housing having a top side and a bottom side. The top side faces away from a space to be lit, and the bottom side faces the space to be lit. A lighting control region is disposed on the bottom side of the housing that illuminates the space and has a first control channel, a second control channel, and a neutral channel. A first light-emitting module is electrically connected to the first control channel and the neutral channel and a second light-emitting module is electrically connected to the second control channel and the neutral channel. A switch assembly is coupled to the housing and is operable to selectively deliver power to the first control channel and the second control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz