Patents by Inventor Thomas Meyer

Thomas 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).

  • Patent number: 10727650
    Abstract: An arrangement of stack spark gaps, whereby a stack spark gap has multiple electrodes and insulating elements that are arranged between the electrodes, with a first electrically conductive clamping element and a second electrically conductive clamping element, whereby the two clamping elements are arranged opposite to the front ends of the stack spark gaps, with at least one connecting element, by which the two clamping elements are connected to one another, and with connection elements for electrical connection to the stack spark gaps. A device is provided for holding the stack spark gaps together and having them make contact. Three stack spark gaps are arranged beside one another between the two clamping elements, at least one of which is electrically conductive, and the two clamping elements are connected to one another electrically via the connecting element and are arranged with the spark gaps so as to form a star circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Hannes Sagebiel
  • Publication number: 20200236722
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless data link between at least two vehicles which are connected to one another via a physical data link includes transmitting link parameters of the wireless link via the physical data link connecting the at least two vehicles and establishing the wireless link using the link parameters transmitted via the physical data link connecting the at least two vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Soeren Huebner, Thomas Wolf, Sebastian Kuehne, Philip Meyer-Roessler
  • Patent number: 10717130
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. The build surface is created by removing a top portion of the airfoil and the core, or by placing an ultra-thin shim on top of the airfoil and the core. The overhang projected by the shim is subsequently removed. These methods are not limited to turbine engine applications, but can be applied to any metallic object that can benefit from casting and additive manufacturing processes. The present disclosure also relates to finished and intermediate products prepared by these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Terrence Garay, Mark Kevin Meyer, Douglas Gerard Konitzer, William Thomas Carter
  • Patent number: 10710809
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a transporting device may comprise: a plurality of transporting rollers, of which at least two transporting rollers comprises: a glass tube mounted rotatably about an axis of rotation; the glass tube being joined together from a plurality of tube segments, a first tube segment of which is arranged between two second tube segments; and the first tube segment having a plurality of portions, the circumferential surfaces of which are surfaces of rotation with respect to the axis of rotation and/or are arranged coaxially; the plurality of transporting rollers providing by means of the circumferential surfaces a transporting surface for transporting a substrate in plate form and/or in strip form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: VON ARDENNE Asset GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Torsten Dsaak, Thomas Meyer, Michael Hofmann, Matthias Smolke, Jan Kircheis
  • Publication number: 20200215283
    Abstract: A respirator for the at least supportive respiration of living beings includes a connection formation for connection to a breathing gas supply, a breathing gas conduit arrangement, pressure change arrangement for changing the pressure in the breathing gas conduit arrangement a flow sensor, which provides a flow signal representing a breathing gas volume flow in the breathing gas conduit arrangement, and a control unit controlling the operation of the respirator. The control unit is configured to trigger a transition from an expiratory to an inspiratory operation of the respirator whenever an increase in the steepness of a flow signal curve exceeds a steepness change threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Hamilton Medical AG
    Inventors: Johannes Björn Thomas Meyer, Dominik Novotni
  • Publication number: 20200220279
    Abstract: A conductor terminal with a busbar piece and a clamping spring. The clamping spring has a clamping limb which is oriented towards the busbar piece in order to form a clamping point for clamping an electric conductor between the clamping limb and the bus bar piece, a spring bracket which adjoins the clamping limb, and a contact limb, a vertical section of which extends transversely to the bus bar piece. The vertical section of the contact limb has a recess with edges which surround the bus bar piece. The bus bar piece has a contact wall which adjoins the wall surface of the contact limb vertical section extending transversely to the busbar piece. The wall surface lying on the vertical section side facing away from the clamping limb, and which is designed to support the vertical section of the contact limb on the contact wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef KOELLMANN, Michael MEYER, Thomas WITTE
  • Patent number: 10702958
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing or repairing a turbine blade or vane are described. The airfoil portions of these turbine components are typically manufactured by casting in a ceramic mold, and a surface made up of the cast airfoil and at the least the ceramic core serves as a build surface for a subsequent process of additively manufacturing the tip portions. The build surface is created by removing a top portion of the airfoil and the core, or by placing an ultra-thin shim on top of the airfoil and the core. The overhang projected by the shim is subsequently removed. These methods are not limited to turbine engine applications, but can be applied to any metallic object that can benefit from casting and additive manufacturing processes. The present disclosure also relates to finished and intermediate products prepared by these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Terrence Garay, Mark Kevin Meyer, Douglas Gerard Konitzer, William Thomas Carter
  • Patent number: 10702108
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head includes dual rotating agitators (e.g., a leading roller and a brush roll) and a removable cover for covering a top of the agitators and allowing access to the agitators from a top of the surface cleaning head. The dual agitators may be used to facilitate capturing of debris in the air flow into a suction conduit on the underside of the surface cleaning head. The brush roll may be located in a brush roll chamber and at least partially in an opening to the suction conduit. The leading roller may be positioned adjacent to and in advance of the suction conduit opening such that the leading roller engages debris and moves the debris toward the brush roll and the opening. The leading roller may be removable from the housing and held in place by the removable cover. The cover may be coupled using isolated latching mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Adam Udy, Andre David Brown, John Freese, Patrick Cleary, Daniel Meyer, Daniel John Innes, Jason Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gordon Howes, Wenxiu Gao, Daniel R. Der Marderosian, Thomas Ford, Owen R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200210975
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of processing a financial transaction executed by first person includes determining an automatic savings amount from the financial transaction by rounding up the amount of the financial transaction to the nearest dollar. The method further includes debiting the calculated savings amount from an account of the first person and crediting the savings amount to an account of a second person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel A. Carretta, Thomas M. Hancock, Karen K. Lewy, Charles R. Liu, Jack Meyers, Sheryl W. Strott, Faith A. Tucker, Carrie A. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10700037
    Abstract: In some examples, a device includes a semiconductor element, a layer element, and a single connector element electrically connecting the semiconductor element and the layer element. In some examples, the single connector element includes two or more discrete connector elements, and each discrete connector element of the two or more discrete connector elements electrically connects the semiconductor element and the layer element. In some examples, the single connector element also includes conductive material attached to the two or more discrete connector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Eung San Cho, Thorsten Meyer, Xaver Schloegel, Thomas Behrens, Josef Hoeglauer
  • Patent number: 10689296
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a gypsum slurry by bringing together and mixing gypsum, water, wax powder and optionally other components, applying the gypsum slurry in a process for manufacturing a gypsum product and a gypsum product such as a plasterboard or wallboard obtained by the process and the use of the wax powder for the manufacturing of a moisture resistant gypsum product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sasol Wax GmbH
    Inventors: Gernot Meyer, Thorsten Frick, Thomas Haas
  • Patent number: 10690509
    Abstract: A method for operating a display system in a transportation vehicle having at least one first display surface and one second display surface, wherein the display surfaces are spaced apart from one another and the display system has a first and a second operating mode. Navigation data are acquired and a map display is generated based on the acquired navigation data, wherein the map display has a current position of the transportation vehicle. Display data for at least one first component display and a second component display are generated based on the map display, wherein the first component display is displayed by the first display surface and the second component display is displayed by the second display surface. The first component display has a first map excerpt, and the second component display has a second map excerpt. Also disclosed is a display system in a transportation vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Astrid Kassner, Thomas Meyer
  • Patent number: 10684297
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic in-vitro diagnostic analysis are described. The method includes adding a first reagent type and a second reagent type to a first test liquid during a first and second cycle times respectively. The addition of the first reagent type to the first test liquid includes parallel addition of a second reagent type to a second test liquid during the first cycle time. The addition of the second reagent type to the first test liquid includes parallel addition of a first reagent type to a third test liquid during the second cycle time, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Gottlieb Schacher, Rolf Sigrist, Christian Guzek
  • Publication number: 20200182436
    Abstract: A roadway fixture system includes a lighting fixture having an outer housing that holds one or more light devices. The outer housing includes an access door through which an interior of the lighting fixture is accessible. The system also includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver configured to send and receive cellular communications. The RF transceiver includes a mounting plate that is sized and shaped to fit into a space occupied by the access door of the outer housing of the lighting fixture so that the RF transceiver is mounted to the lighting fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas CLYNNE, Himamshu Viswat PRASAD, Jonathan MEYER, Koushik Babi SAHA
  • Publication number: 20200179299
    Abstract: A composition comprises ?-pinene, borneol, cinnamic aldehyde, citral, d-limonene, eucalyptol, eugenol, farnesol, linalool, thymol, and vanillin. In addition, a method for use of the composition as an antibacterial and antiviral agent is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Daryl L. THOMPSON, Scott M. TRUESDELL, Nicholas A. VAN REES, Thomas A. MEYER
  • Publication number: 20200184834
    Abstract: A method for operating an at least temporarily unmanned aircraft, wherein a flight is performed according to a prior flight plan in an airspace controlled by a control instance. A flight direction is determined during the flight via a control device influenced via a data connection by a control instance. The data connection is temporarily unavailable, and a hazardous or emergency situation requiring deviation from the flight plan, is identified by the control device based on first sensor data. An avoidance route is determined by the control device based on a second sensor data, the avoidance route including a avoidance manoeuvre avoiding the hazardous or emergency situation, the avoidance route is used in the meantime to fly towards a destination area with the least possible volume of air traffic; and the necessary avoidance manoeuvre(s) are performed based on the second data by the control device in an autonomous staggering procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Lohmiller, Jörg Meyer, Thomas Heuer
  • Publication number: 20200171463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sorbent which is suitable for binding metals from solutions, the production of a corresponding sorbent as well as the use of the sorbent for binding metals from solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: instrAction GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meyer, Martin Welter, Thomas Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20200163563
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for detecting configuration for a patient worn sensor assembly are described. In one aspect a method includes receiving, by a computer system, sensor assembly data for a particular sensor assembly, accessing, by the computer system, sensor assembly identifier information defining a plurality of sensor assembly identifiers, where each sensor assembly identifier is associated with a respective sensor assembly, identifying, by the computer system and based on the sensor assembly data, a particular sensor assembly identifier for the particular sensor assembly, and determining, by the computer system, configuration information for the particular sensor assembly based on the particular sensor assembly identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin David Meyer, Scott Thomas Mazar
  • Publication number: 20200155688
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conjugate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof comprising an GLP-1/Glucagon receptor agonist, a linker and a hyaluronic acid hydrogel bearing -L1-L2-L-Y—R20 groups, wherein Y represents an GLP-1/Glucagon receptor agonist moiety; and -L is a linker moiety—by formula (Ia), wherein the dashed line indicates the attachment to one of the amino groups of the GLP-1/Glucagon receptor agonist moiety by forming an amide bond. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said conjugates as well as their use as a medicament for treating or preventing diseases or disorders which can be treated by GLP-1/Glucagon receptor agonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Dieter KADEREIT, Michael WAGNER, Thomas OLPP, Nino MEYER, Martin BOSSART, Andreas EVERS, Peyman SAKHAII, Pradeep K. DHAL, Paul KONOWICZ, James E. STEFANO, Nils POTH
  • Publication number: 20200157874
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system is disclosed. The movable wall panel system may include at least one monitoring system to monitor at least one area adjacent the movable wall panel system. The movable wall panel system may include a touch screen as part of an operator interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley A. Jones, Bryan Thomas Welch, Michael W. Beeler, Jonathan Taylor Dreitlein, William S. Meyers