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).

  • Publication number: 20200105440
    Abstract: A stretchable conductor includes a substrate with a first major surface and an elongate wire, wherein the substrate is an elastomeric material, the elongate wire is on the first major surface of the substrate, the wire includes a first end and a second end, and further includes at least one arcuate region between the first end and the second end. At least one portion of the arcuate region of the wire in the region has a first surface area portion embedded in the surface of the substrate and a second surface area portion unembedded on the substrate and exposed in an amount sufficient to render at least an area of the substrate in the region electrically conductive. The unembedded second surface portion of the arcuate region may lie above or below a plane of the substrate. Additionally, different methods of preparing said stretchable conductor are disclosed. Composite articles including said stretchable conductor in durable electrical contact with a conductive fabric are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Jr., James Zhu, Saagar A. Shah, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Vivek Krishnan, Kevin T. Reddy, Christopher B. Walker, Jr., Michael A. Kropp, Kara A. Meyers, Teresa M. Goeddel, Thomas J. Metzler, Jonathan W. Kemling, Roger W. Barton
  • Patent number: 10607495
    Abstract: A method for operating an, at least temporarily, unmanned aircraft or spacecraft wherein a flight procedure of the aircraft or spacecraft is carried out in controlled airspace using a previously cleared flight plan, wherein a C2 link is at least temporarily unavailable, and wherein at least one sensor device of the aircraft or spacecraft identifies a dangerous and/or emergency situation which makes it necessary to deviate from the cleared flight plan. To have available a method which makes it possible for an at least temporarily unmanned aircraft or spacecraft to react independently to particular dangerous and/or emergency situations and to avoid damaging events, a control device of the aircraft or spacecraft independently uses a wireless data link to a supervisory authority in order to agree to a changed flight plan containing at least one change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Lohmiller, Joerg Meyer, Thomas Heuer
  • Publication number: 20200096442
    Abstract: A system is provided for detecting non-metallic, non-aqueous substances in an aqueous sample, comprising a transmitter section, which emits electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz range towards the sample, a receiver section, which detects radiation components of said electromagnetic radiation which are modified by the sample and/or the substances therein and an evaluation section, which evaluates radiation components which are detected by the receiver section in order to establish whether non-metallic, non-aqueous substances are present or not in the aqueous sample, a transition of the aqueous sample from the liquid aggregate state into the solid aggregate state or vice versa taking place, radiation components which are modified respectively, for a plurality of different states of the aqueous sample, during this transition being detected by means of the receiver section, and the radiation components thus detected being evaluated by means of the evaluation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Meyer, Robin Gruna, Dirk Nüssler, Thomas Längle
  • Patent number: 10598272
    Abstract: A spur gear arrangement includes a spur gear, and two flange bushings configured to rotatably support the spur gear on a shaft, with each flange bushing including a flange. A lubricating film is provided between an inner side of the spur gear and each of the flange bushings. Two supporting bodies are arranged on the shaft, with the flange bushings being respectively arranged with their flange on the supporting bodies for axially bracing the spur gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FLENDER GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Deitmers, Thomas Meyer
  • Publication number: 20200088173
    Abstract: A mounting of an intermediate shaft of a gearbox includes a gear element disposed between a first shaft end and a second shaft end of the intermediate shaft. A first radial bearing is disposed at the first shaft end of the intermediate shaft, a second radial bearing is disposed at the second shaft end of the intermediate shaft, a first axial bearing is disposed at the first shaft end of the intermediate shaft, and a second axial bearing is disposed at the second shaft end of the intermediate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Flender GmbH
    Inventor: THOMAS MEYER
  • Patent number: 10594053
    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 by means of the wall surface facing away from the clamping limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Koellmann, Michael Meyer, Thomas Witte
  • Publication number: 20200078900
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a receiving groove formed on a rotor of an axial flow machine, the receiving groove serving to receive a blade root of a rotor blade is provided. In the method, an elongate base body of a machining tool, the base body having an abrasive surface at least in regions, is introduced into the receiving groove and therein is moved back and forth while machining is performed, wherein the outer contour of the base body is adapted to the contour of the receiving groove to be cleaned, in such a manner that when the base body is in the state inserted in the receiving groove it contacts the wall of the receiving groove in a substantially form-fitting manner such that it acts as a guide body during the back-and-forth movement. Also provided is a machining tool for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Artem Bork, Kai Mielich, Thomas Meyer
  • Patent number: 10586398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical image editing. In order to facilitate the medical image editing process, a medical image editing device (50) is provided that comprises a processor unit (52), an output unit (54), and an interface unit (56). The processor unit (52) is configured to provide a 3D surface model of an anatomical structure of an object of interest. The 3D surface model comprises a plurality of surface sub-portions. The surface sub-portions each comprise a number of vertices, and each vertex is assigned by a ranking value. The processor unit (52) is further configured to identify at least one vertex of vertices adjacent to the determined point of interest as an intended vertex. The identification is based on a function of a detected proximity distance to the point of interest and the assigned ranking value. The output unit (54) is configured to provide a visual presentation of the 3D surface model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Fabian Wenzel, Thomas Heiko Stehle, Carsten Meyer, Lyubomir Georgiev Zagorchev, Jochen Peters, Martin Bergtholdt
  • Patent number: 10577596
    Abstract: A device comprising a support part is disclosed. The support part is configured to receive a tip holder, a liquid waste container and a multiwell plate. The multiwell plate comprises at least one row of vessels which comprise a closed bottom and an open top. A method of removing liquid waste during magnetic separation using such a device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Gisler, Raphael Gut, Thomas Meyer, Marco Sangermano
  • Patent number: 10577853
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MODERNFOLD, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley A. Jones, Bryan Thomas Welch, Michael W. Beeler, Jonathan Taylor Dreitlein, William S. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20200059709
    Abstract: A method operates a supply system having a measuring unit and a central unit. Information is transferred repeatedly at specific time intervals via a communication network by radio between the central unit and the measuring unit. The measuring unit or the central unit receives the information and then generates a receipt confirmation, which it transmits to the central unit or the measuring unit respectively. The central unit or the measuring unit, after transmitting the information, opens a receive window of a certain time length for receiving the receipt confirmation. As a result of a first trigger event, the time intervals between the repeat transmissions of the information are shortened, and/or an additional receive window for receiving the receipt confirmation is opened, and as a result of a second trigger event, the time intervals between the repeat transmissions are lengthened, and/or no additional receive windows are opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: HRISTO PETKOV, MICHAEL TRAENKLER, THOMAS KAUPPERT, BENJAMIN MEYER
  • Publication number: 20200044419
    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: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Hannes Sagebiel
  • Publication number: 20200044420
    Abstract: A holding arrangement for multiple electrodes, with at least two holding frames, which can be stacked flat one on top of another. With the holding arrangement, a large number of electrodes, which also form more than one stack spark gap, can be arranged especially simply relative to one another, such that, in the individual holding frames, in each case at least two recesses for accommodating one electrode per recess are formed next to one another, whereby the contour of the individual recesses is matched to the outside dimensions of the individual electrodes, and in that the individual holding frames can be connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Hannes Sagebiel
  • Publication number: 20200044442
    Abstract: A surge protection device with stack spark gaps, whereby a stack spark gap is formed from multiple electrodes and insulating elements that are arranged between the electrodes, with an ignition switch for influencing the ignition behavior of the stack spark gaps, with a first electrically conductive clamping element and with a second electrically conductive clamping element, whereby the clamping elements are arranged on opposite sides of the stack spark gaps, with at least one connecting element by which the clamping elements are connected to one another, and with connection elements for electrical connection of the stack spark gaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Hannes Sagebiel, Karsten Trachte
  • Publication number: 20200045083
    Abstract: A JIT service in a cloud computing environment manages just-in-time access to resources in the cloud computing environment for an external device. When JIT access to a resource is requested by a device, the JIT service retrieves a JIT policy for the resource that includes screening criteria limiting automatic granting of JIT access to users who meet the screening criteria. Screening information for a user associated with the request is evaluated against one or more screening requirements set forth by the screening criteria. If the screening criteria and any other criteria of the JIT policy are satisfied, the JIT service provisions JIT access to the resource for the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: RAMNATH PRASAD, PRADEEP AYYAPPAN NAIR, VEENA RAMACHANDRAN, SANDEEP KALARICKAL, THOMAS KNUDSON, PAVAN GOPAL BANDLA, CHETAN SHANKAR, RANAJOY SANYAL, QINGSU WU, CHI ZHOU, DOUG KIRSCHNER, RYAN MEYER, THOMAS KEANE
  • Publication number: 20200022963
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising as active substance betahistine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for use in the treatment of otological or neurological disorders in a human subject by intranasal application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher John WRAIGHT, Thomas MEYER
  • Publication number: 20200023631
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for manufacturing a metallic component, and corresponding methods. The apparatus may include a build plate with a build surface and an aperture. The apparatus may also include an actuator operable to translate a metallic component such that an end portion of the metallic component is positioned within the aperture of the build plate and below the build surface. The apparatus may further include a seal coupled within the aperture of the build plate and configured to engage the end portion of the metallic component. The aperture of the build plate, the seal, and the end portion of the metallic component may cooperate to form a powder bed to hold metallic powder therein. The apparatus may also include an external heat control mechanism operable to form a predetermined temperature profile of the end portion of the component to prevent cracking of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, Mark Kevin Meyer, Andrew David Deal, Mark Allen Cheverton, Smara Jyoti Kalita, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti
  • Publication number: 20200006091
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a vacuum arrangement may comprise the following: a first dehydration chamber and a second dehydration chamber, which are gas-separated from one another; a substrate transfer chamber for changing clocked substrate transport into continuous substrate transport towards the second dehydration chamber; a first high-vacuum pump of gas-transfer type for evacuating the first dehydration chamber; and a second high-vacuum pump of gas-binding type for evacuating the second dehydration chamber; wherein the first dehydration chamber is, with respect to the substrate transport, arranged between the second dehydration chamber and the substrate transfer chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Torsten DSAAK, Thomas MEYER, Bernd TEICHERT, Ralf BIEDERMANN
  • Patent number: 10519525
    Abstract: A high-strength multi-phase steel having tensile strengths of no less than 580 MPa, preferably with a dual-phase structure for a cold-rolled or hot-rolled steel strip having improved forming properties, in particular for lightweight vehicle construction is disclosed, containing the following elements (contents in % by mass): C 0.075 to ?0.105; Si 0.200 to ?0.300; Mn 1.000 to ?2.000; Cr 0.280 to ?0.480; Al 0.10 to ?0.060; P ?0.020; Nb ?0.005 to ?0.025; N ?0.0100; S ?0.0050; the remainder iron, including conventional steel-accompanying elements not mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SALZGITTER FLACHSTAHL GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schulz, Andreas Wedemeier, Michael Pohl, Hans-Joachim Kratz, Matthias Geler, Oliver Meyer
  • Publication number: 20190380260
    Abstract: A collector/distribution assembly is provided for use with a product supply tank having a bottom outlet, comprising a housing having a front wall, a back wall and two side walls, said housing having an open top for receiving product from the bottom outlet of the product supply tank, an open bottom and at least one pair of side by side loading zones comprising a left loading zone and a right loading zone; a number of left pneumatic conveying lines for receiving air, each left pneumatic conveying line operably associated with a corresponding left loading zone to allow air to pass into, through and out of the left loading zone; a number of right to pneumatic conveying lines for receiving air, each right pneumatic conveying line operably associated with a corresponding right loading zone to allow air to pass into, through and out of the right loading zone; and at least one air stream selector device comprising a shaped diverter operable to be positioned at the bottom of the housing; whereby when the at least one
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: ANDREW THOMAS MEYER, ROBERT JOHN HIGGINS, JEFFREY CAMERON PRIDMORE, JUSTIN CHARLES VARJASSY