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: 20160036545
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Ralf Plaumann, Feng Xie, Thomas Lutz, Michael Block, Hailiang Jin
  • Publication number: 20150349544
    Abstract: An induction system for use in a medical environment includes a power induction plate configured to be disposed within the medical environment, the power induction plate configured to generate an inductive field. The induction system also includes an induction coil, and a medical tool coupled to the induction coil. The power induction plate is configured to power the induction coil when the induction coil is within a predefined area surrounding the power induction plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris, Phillip Bartoszek, Peter Katris
  • Publication number: 20150342149
    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: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen, Ernie Katris
  • Publication number: 20150250150
    Abstract: An aquarium includes an outer housing including a bottom wall and a side wall extending from the bottom wall, the outer housing defining a first interior tank volume to house water. The aquarium also includes a base disposed inside the first interior volume and coupled to the bottom wall, the base including an aperture. The aquarium also includes an inner housing coupled to the base, the inner housing defining a second interior tank volume to house water, wherein the aperture provides fluid communication between the first and second interior tank volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Publication number: 20150230436
    Abstract: An aquarium includes a base and at least one side wall coupled to the base that together define an interior of the aquarium. The aquarium also includes a non-magnetic mat sized to fit within the aquarium such that a bottom surface of the mat engages the base and a top surface of the mat is exposed to the interior. The aquarium also includes at least one magnetic element coupled to the mat, and a removable d├ęcor feature that is magnetically attracted toward the at least one magnetic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Daniel A. Engmark, Matthew Allen, Ernie Katris
  • Publication number: 20150181843
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris
  • Publication number: 20150164046
    Abstract: A pet device includes a handle and a body coupled to the handle. The pet device also includes a food dispenser coupled to the handle or the body. The food dispenser includes a housing to receive a plurality of pet food items. Either the handle or the body includes an opening to dispense the pet food items from the food dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris
  • Publication number: 20150101540
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing having a first surface having a first contour and arranged to contain a quantity of water. The apparatus further includes a base structure positioned adjacent the housing and including a second surface having a second contour that closely matches the first contour. The housing is positioned such that the first surface and the second surface are disposed immediately adjacent one another. The apparatus further includes a lighting element supported by the base and positioned to selectively illuminate the housing. The apparatus further includes a storage compartment having an open cavity for receiving and holding an object and a third surface having a third contour that closely matches the first contour, the storage compartment supported by the base structure such that the first surface and the third surface are disposed immediately adjacent one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Elive LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz
  • Publication number: 20150027378
    Abstract: A feeding tool for dispensing pet food out of a pet food container includes an adapter having a first aperture. The adapter is configured to be coupled to a container of pet food. The feeding tool also includes an actuator coupled to the adapter. The actuator is movable between a first position and a second position. The feeding tool also includes a control member coupled to the actuator. The control member includes a second aperture. The feeding tool also includes a cap coupled to the actuator. The cap includes a third aperture. The first and second apertures are aligned with one another in the first position to allow food to pass from the container into the actuator, and the second and third apertures are aligned with one another in the second position to allow food to pass from the actuator out of the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Lutz
  • Publication number: 20140305376
    Abstract: An aquarium includes a curved aquarium housing that supports water, the water including a water surface that separates water from air within the housing. The aquarium also includes a lighting system coupled to the aquarium housing, the lighting system including an arm and a light element disposed at an end of the arm and outside of the aquarium housing that directs light into the aquarium housing at an angle less than 90 degrees relative to the water surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Elive LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Publication number: 20140251932
    Abstract: A system for displaying aquatic animals in a retail environment includes a base having a plurality of shelves, and a plurality of removable containment elements disposed on the shelves, each of the containment elements including a bottom, a top, and side walls extending between the top and the bottom to enclose a volume of water. At least one of the side walls defines a flat side viewing panel for viewing an aquatic animal inside of the containment element. Each of the containment elements is a rectangular-shaped that is sized to contain a salable number of aquatic animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Elive LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Publication number: 20140230741
    Abstract: An aquarium includes a wall separating an internal environment within the enclosure from an external environment outside of the enclosure, and a power transmission system that transmits power wireless through the wall. The power transmission system includes a power source and an external inductor coupled to the power source, the external inductor coupled to the wall. The power transmission system also includes an internal inductor coupled to the wall and separated from the external inductor by the wall, and an internal element disposed within the enclosure, the internal element coupled to the internal conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz
  • Patent number: D718849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Elive LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Patent number: D730485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ELIVE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Patent number: D734898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ELIVE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Patent number: D738578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ELIVE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz
  • Patent number: D741169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Elive LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Ernie Katris
  • Patent number: D751772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ELIVE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz
  • Patent number: D754373
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ELIVE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Patent number: D754374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ELIVE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen