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: 20190273061
    Abstract: Processes for automatic registration between a solid circuit die and electrically conductive interconnects, and articles or devices made by the same are provided. The solid circuit die is disposed on a substrate with contact pads aligned with channels on the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are formed by flowing a conductive liquid in the channels toward the contact pads to obtain the automatic registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Daniel J. Theis, Ann M. Gillman, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew R.D. Smith, Roger W. Barton, Joseph E. Hernandez, Saagar A. Shah, Kara A. Meyers, James Zhu, Teresa M. Goeddel, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Jonathan W. Kemling, Jeremy K. Larsen, Jessica Chiu, Kayla C. Niccum
  • Patent number: 10400880
    Abstract: A planetary transmission includes a planetary stage and a FOFW system having an interrogation unit, a locally fixed antenna electrically connected to the interrogation unit and arranged within a housing of the planetary stage, and a plurality of FOFW sensors fastened to planet gear pins of the planetary stage such that at least two of the FOFW sensors are fastened to each of the planet gear pins. A plurality of co-rotating antennae are fastened to the planet gear carrier at a number corresponding to a number of the planet gear pins. The co-rotating antennae are each electrically connected to at least one of the FOFW sensors and arranged and configured such as to transfer measurement data detected by the FOFW sensors to the locally fixed antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FLENDER GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Jan-Dirk Reimers
  • Patent number: 10386160
    Abstract: A modular illumination and aiming apparatus, a preferred embodiment of which includes an optical head module, mounting module, and an end cap module. The modular illumination and aiming apparatus is configured to be quickly and intuitively adjusted by a user in response to changing target and environmental conditions. The modular illumination and aiming apparatus is configured to be ergonomically supportive such that a user may maintain a consistent firing grip while activating the illumination and aiming functions. The optical head module is configured to allow the user to change radiation types by adjusting a cap. The alignment mechanism in the optical head module for the radiation source and optics is configured to provide a robust and zero-play optical mount in order to resist recoil and general physical shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: B.E. MEYERS & CO., INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Bigby, Thomas Alldredge, Matthew Meyers
  • Publication number: 20190249766
    Abstract: A planetary gear set includes a slide bearing shell arranged on a planet gear axle, a planet gear mounted rotatably on the slide bearing shell and a planet carrier having a recess for receiving the planet gear axle. An axial disk is mounted in a floating manner between a web of the planet carrier and the planet gear in an axial direction and configured flat on an axially outer side facing the web of the planet carrier. A lubricant film between the axial disk and the planet gear ensures during normal operation hydrodynamic operation between the planet gear and the axial disk. A deficient lubrication is present between the axially outer side of the axial disk and the web of the planet carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Flender GmbH
    Inventor: THOMAS MEYER
  • Patent number: 10376084
    Abstract: Described and shown is a Mailbox system (1) for receiving at least one item of mail. In order to simplify the delivery and/or handing over of items of mail the mailbox system (1) can comprise a mailbox (2) and a mailbox holder (3), wherein the mailbox (2) has an interior for receiving the at least one item of mail and at least one entry (4) to the interior for inserting the at least one item of mail into the interior, and wherein the mailbox (2) is detachably held by the mailbox holder (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christoph Hempsch, Daniel Meyer, Jörg Salomon, Farhad Shahed, Thomas Vogel, Achim Kampker
  • Publication number: 20190232623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite material comprising one or more fibre layers of a fibre material, and a silicon-containing copolycarbonate as matrix material. The fibre layer(s) is/are embedded in the matrix material. The present invention further relates to a process for producing these composite materials and to the use thereof for production of construction or housing parts, and to the construction or housing parts themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Alexander MEYER, Thomas GRIMM, Klaus HORN, Timo KUHLMANN
  • Patent number: 10366080
    Abstract: A database search method and system utilize user community defined facets and facet values for refining searches. The system provides access to a database having a plurality of records in respective categories of information. Each record has one or more facets to the respective category of information, usable in connection with a search as suggested additional parameters for further refining search terms or guiding user navigation of the database. The facets and facet values are defined by a computer network community of users over time and through use of the network community portal. Another embodiment is an advertising engine that displays targeted advertisements to the user based on refined search. Another embodiment is a method that utilizes refined search to help the user with navigation of a site (e.g., website or other computer network site) as a component of a GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Skyword Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Mihalik, Thomas A. Gerace, Russell G. Barbour, Richard A. Meyer, David A. Sandborg, James E. Bostick, Kurt F. Wescoe, Jennifer R. Hann, Timothy R. Tresch, William Evans, Keith Kost, Lauren Sozio, Patricia Travaline, Adam Oliveri, Ralph Jenkins, David McKenna, Gregory Garay, Michael Shaheen, Teresa Shine, Carl Laneave, Aaron Reinard
  • Patent number: 10343392
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, Mark Kevin Meyer, Andrew David Deal, Mark Allen Cheverton, Samar Jyoti Kalita, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti
  • Publication number: 20190204318
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a limbic encephalitis, PNS, encephaloymyelitis, leukoencephalopathy, retinitis or optic atrophy, includes detecting a bornavirus in a sample, preferably from the group comprising mammalian 2 bornavirus, even more preferably VSBV-1, and mammalian 1 bornavirus, even more preferably BoDV-1; to a carrier containing a means for the capture of an antibody against at least one polypeptide selected from the group of BoDV-1-N, BoDV-1-P, VSBV-N and VSBV-P. A kit contains the carrier and a means for the detection of a captured antibody and a control for the detection of the presence of a sample. The carrier or kit or of a primer can be used for the detection of a bornavirus or a probe can be used for the diagnosis of an encephalitis, for the prognostication of post-transplantation complications, for the monitoring of a therapy of an encephalitis or of post-transplantation complications or for the differentiation between an autoimmune encephalitis and an encephalitis caused by infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG
    Inventors: Erik LATTWEIN, Wolfgang Meyer, Wolfgang Schlumberger, Julia Janz, Anthonina Ott, Thomas Scheper, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Dennis Tappe
  • Publication number: 20190203768
    Abstract: A planetary transmission for a wind turbine includes a transmission housing, a central sun gear which has an outer toothing, a ring gear which has an inner toothing, a one-sided planetary carrier, and multiple planetary gears mounted on the planet carrier via a planetary gear bearing configured as a sliding bearing such that they can rotate about planetary gear rotational axes and that have outer toothings that engage with the inner toothing of the ring gear and the outer toothing of the sun gear, where every planetary gear bearing has two annular bearing bodies penetrated by a planetary gear shaft and rotationally fixed thereon and have conical sliding surfaces on the outer circumferential surfaces thereof such that tapered ends of the bearing bodies point towards one another, and where surfaces corresponding to the sliding surfaces of the planetary gear bearing are formed on inner circumferential surfaces of the planetary gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Meyer
  • Publication number: 20190203378
    Abstract: Methods for removing a melt of silicon from a crucible used in a silicon ingot growth process and associated wick assemblies are disclosed. The wick is made of porous carbon that ignites upon reaching an ignition temperature causing relatively rapid and relatively large volume take-up of silicon from the crucible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bayard K. Johnson, Henry Frank Erk, Steven Lee Garner, John Gibbons, Anthony Thomas Berhorst, Joseph C. Holzer, Benjamin Michael Meyer, Parthiv Daggolu, Arash Mehdizadeh Dehkordi, Shawn Wesley Hayes
  • Patent number: 10328401
    Abstract: A valve for a plumbing system has a housing with an inlet and an outlet and a valve body movable in the housing between a throttle position with a decreased a flow cross section and reduced flow between the inlet and outlet and an open position with a large flow cross section and free flow between the inlet and outlet. Structure in the valve body applies hydraulic pressure from the inlet or outlet to the valve body to shift same into the throttle position when a pressure differential between the inlet and the outlet exceeds a specified value and into the open position in the absence of a pressure differential between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FRANZ KALDEWEI GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Tobias Meyer
  • Patent number: 10331981
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for brain tissue classification, which involves applying an automated tissue classification technique to an image of a brain based on a prior probability map, thereby obtaining a tissue classification map of the brain. A user is enabled to, using a user interaction subsystem, provide user feedback which is indicative of a) an area of misclassification in the tissue classification map and b) a correction of the misclassification. The prior probability map is then adjusted based on the user feedback to obtain an adjusted prior probability map, and the automated tissue classification technique is re-applied to the image based on the adjusted prior probability map. An advantage over a direct correction of the tissue classification map may be that the user does not need to indicate the area of misclassification or the correction of the misclassification with a highest degree of accuracy. Rather, it may suffice to provide an approximate indication thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Fabian Wenzel, Thomas Heiko Stehle, Lyubomir Georgiev Zagorchev, Jochen Peters, Martin Bergtholdt, Carsten Meyer
  • Publication number: 20190185273
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Torsten Dsaak, Thomas Meyer, Michael Hofmann, Matthias Smolke, Jan Kircheis
  • Publication number: 20190178902
    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: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Gottlieb Schacher, Rolf Sigrist, Christian Guzek
  • Publication number: 20190148332
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.
    Inventors: Eung San Cho, Thorsten Meyer, Xaver Schloegel, Thomas Behrens, Josef Hoeglauer
  • Publication number: 20190134331
    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: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Hamilton Medical AG
    Inventors: Johannes Björn Thomas Meyer, Dominik Novotni
  • Publication number: 20190107146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing arrangement of a helical spur gear (2). The spur gear (2) is arranged on a transmission shaft (4) for conjoint rotation therewith. The transmission shaft (4) is mounted in two conical sliding bearings (6, 8), the cone angles of which are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Flender GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Meyer
  • Patent number: 10247744
    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: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Gottlieb Schacher, Rolf Sigrist, Christian Guzek
  • Patent number: 10241121
    Abstract: Antioxidant-containing compositions and methods for confirming antioxidant activity of a composition formulated for topical application to skin. Methods for testing a composition for ability to inhibit both ultraviolet radiation-induced lipid peroxidation on skin and ultraviolet radiation-induced reactive oxygen species formation in the stratum corneum. Compositions and methods for treating and preventing photodamage to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Meyer, Donathan G. Beasley