Patents by Inventor Thomas Stein

Thomas Stein 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: 10939951
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-frequency surgical appliance for cutting and/or coagulating biological tissue, having a high-frequency generator designed to produce a high-frequency alternating current during operation, and also a method for operating a high-frequency surgical appliance that involves a high-frequency alternating current produced by means of a high-frequency generator for of cutting and/or coagulating biological tissue. The high-frequency surgical appliance according to the invention has a power setting device that is arranged and designed to set or limit an output power of the high-frequency surgical appliance to a power value selected by a user. In addition, the high-frequency surgical appliance according to the invention has a spark control device that is arranged and designed to set or limit a spark voltage to a setpoint spark value, the spark control device also being designed to ascertain the setpoint spark value on the basis of the power value selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Stein
  • Publication number: 20210047396
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are inhibitors, such as antibodies, and antigen-binding portions thereof, that selectively bind complexes of LTBP1-TGF? and/or LTBP3-TGF?. The application also provides methods of use of these inhibitors for, for example, inhibiting TGF? activation, and treating subjects suffering from TGF?-related disorders, such as fibrotic conditions. Methods of selecting a context-dependent or context-independent isoform-specific TGF? inhibitor for a subject in need thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Schurpf, Justin W. Jackson, George Coricor, Abhishek Datta, Stefan Wawersik, Christopher Littlefield, Adam Fogel, Caitlin Stein, Julia McCreary, Matthew Salotto, Frederick Streich
  • Publication number: 20210030375
    Abstract: The housing for a breast imaging system contains an x-ray source and is configured to rotate relative to the breast. The housing for an x-ray receptor has a breast support platform and extends from an arm assembly which rotates independently from the x-ray source housing. A compression arm assembly connected to the arm assembly moves between a first linear position proximate the x-ray receptor housing and a second linear position distal the x-ray receptor housing. A pair of extension arms are pivotably connected to a strut which removably secures a compression paddle to the compression arm assembly substrate. The extension arms move between a first pivoted position substantially aligned with the strut and a second pivoted position disposed at an angle to the strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth F. DEFREITAS, Thomas DEYOUNG, Jeffrey Harold PAIGE, Alan REGO, Baorui REN, Jay A. STEIN, David WOLFF
  • Patent number: 10905385
    Abstract: A system for multi-mode breast x-ray imaging which comprises a compression arm assembly for compressing and immobilizing a breast for x-ray imaging, an x-ray tube assembly, and an x-ray image receptor is provided. The system is configured for a plurality of imaging protocols and modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth DeFreitas, Thomas Farbizio, Baorui Ren, Christopher Ruth, Ian Shaw, Andrew P. Smith, Jay Stein
  • Patent number: 10876695
    Abstract: A light module for a motor vehicle headlight for emitting light to form a light pattern in an area in front of the light module, the light module including two or more primary light sources (PLQ1, PLQ2) that produce light to form a main light pattern (HLV), and at least one secondary light source (SLQ1) that produces light to form an additional light pattern (ZLV), which overlaps the main light pattern to form an entire light pattern. The primary light sources are associated with at least one primary reflector (PR1, PR2) and are configured to bundle the light emitted the from the primary light sources and to direct it in the form of the main light pattern into an area in front of the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Stein, Christian Bemmer, Thomas Edletzberger, Martin Schragl, Peter Schadenhofer, Jürgen Ganzberger, Johann Altmann, Jürgen Zorn
  • Patent number: 10820949
    Abstract: A slave manipulator manipulates a medical device in response to operator manipulation of an input device through joint control systems. The stiffness and strength of the slave manipulator are adjustable according to criteria such as the mode of operation of the slave manipulator, the functional type of the medical device currently being held by the slave manipulator, and the current phase of a medical procedure being performed using the slave manipulator by changing corresponding parameters of the control system. For safety purposes, such changes are not made until it is determined that it can be done in a smooth manner without causing jerking of the medical device. Further, an excessive force warning may be provided to surgery staff when excessive forces are being commanded on the slave manipulator for more than a specified period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Prisco, Hubert Stein, Paul Millman, David Bailey, William Nowlin, Michael Ikeda, Thomas Nixon
  • Publication number: 20200237456
    Abstract: A slave manipulator manipulates a medical device in response to operator manipulation of an input device through joint control systems. The stiffness and strength of the slave manipulator are adjustable according to criteria such as the mode of operation of the slave manipulator, the functional type of the medical device currently being held by the slave manipulator, and the current phase of a medical procedure being performed using the slave manipulator by changing corresponding parameters of the control system. For safety purposes, such changes are not made until it is determined that it can be done in a smooth manner without causing jerking of the medical device. Further, an excessive force warning may be provided to surgery staff when excessive forces are being commanded on the slave manipulator for more than a specified period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria Prisco, Hubert Stein, Paul Millman, David W. Bailey, William C. Nowlin, Gregory K. Toth, Thomas R. Nixon
  • Patent number: 10713427
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a communication program interface that includes an integrated supplemental interface are provided. The supplemental interface provides access to data stored within a tabular data management system. The supplemental interface may present a form that is automatically generated based on a column layout in a sheet stored in the tabular data management system. The supplemental interface may automatically select a sheet to be opened based on information in a message, and may automatically add information from the message to the sheet. The tabular data management system may allow image data to be stored and displayed within cells of tabular data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Smartsheet Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Stein, William Eric Browne, Brent Frei, Alex Vorobiev, Kyan Duane Skeem, Erik Rucker, Thomas Peter Maliska, Jr., Tony Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10634256
    Abstract: A protective ring for a sealing arrangement of a bearing bushing of a journal cross assembly. The protective ring has an annular sleeve segment, which is concentric to a longitudinal axis, an annular seat segment which extends radially inward at a rear axial end of the sleeve segment, and at least one protrusion, which protrudes radially inward at a front axial end region of the sleeve segment. The protective ring also has a plurality of webs, which are distributed over the circumference and which protrude axially from the seat segment and are arranged inside the sleeve segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Spicer Gelenkwellenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Stein
  • Publication number: 20200091873
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for protecting a component (6) within an audio device (4) from the exceedance of a maximum internal temperature (TI), wherein a power loss (V) of the component (6) is determined, a measurement temperature (TM) is measured on the component (6), a temperature difference (DT) for the component (6) between the measurement temperature (TM) on the component and the internal temperature (TI) is determined from the power loss (V) by means of a thermal model (14) of the component (6), the internal temperature (TI) is determined as the sum of the measurement temperature (TM) and the temperature difference (DT), a permissible maximum value (VM) for the power loss (V) is determined on the basis of the internal temperature (TM) and known component data (16) of the component (6), and the component (6) is operated in a normal operating mode (N) if the power loss (V) does not exceed the maximum value (VM) or the component (6) is otherwise operated in reduced-power economy operating mode (S)
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Fabian Hoffmeister, Gregor Sauer, Josef Plager, Patrick Engl, Thomas Stein
  • Patent number: 10543664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a molding made from blowing agent-containing foam comprising at least one fiber (F), wherein the at least one fiber (F) is partially introduced into the blowing agent-containing foam. The two ends of the respective fiber (F) that are not surrounded by the blowing agent-containing foam thus project from one side of the corresponding molding. The present invention also provides the molding as such. The present invention further provides a panel comprising at least one such molding, produced by the process according to the invention, and at least one further layer (S1). The present invention also provides for the production of the panels of the invention and for the use thereof, for example as a rotor blade in wind turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Ruckdäschel, Rene Arbter, Robert Stein, Daniela Longo-Schedel, Tim Diehlmann, Bangaru Sampath, Peter Gutmann, Alexandre Terrenoire, Markus Hartenstein, Andreas Kirgis, Alessio Morino, Gregor Daun, Marc Claude Martin, Peter Merkel, Thomas Kiciak
  • Patent number: 10530251
    Abstract: Converter for the converting a DC input voltage into a DC output voltage, having at least one inductance and capacitance, which are interconnected in a power-conducting path, wherein a current inductance value of the inductance depends on a current value of a current flowing through the coil, having a regulator for regulating the DC output voltage to a setpoint, wherein the regulator comprises a parameter set that determines its regulation behavior, having a measurement module for determining at least one characteristic value of at least one characteristic parameter of the converter, and the converter contains a plurality of interchangeable parameter sets for the regulator, wherein each one of the parameter sets in the regulator can be activated, and having a control module for exchanging and activating each of the parameter sets in the regulator as a function of at least one of the characteristic values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Hoffmeister, Josef Plager, Thomas Stein
  • Publication number: 20200005614
    Abstract: A delivery monitoring system comprises a portable camera positioned on a delivery person; a camera activation application executed by a mobile electronic device to control a video-generating operation of the portable camera; and a special-purpose processor that outputs a data instruction to an electronic locking device to unlock an entrance to a location for delivering an item by the delivery person only when the portable camera is recording video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Lark, Bart Stein, Thomas Nguyen, Brett Provance
  • Publication number: 20190390833
    Abstract: A light module for a motor vehicle headlight for emitting light to form a light pattern in an area in front of the light module, the light module including two or more primary light sources (PLQ1, PLQ2) that produce light to form a main light pattern (HLV), and at least one secondary light source (SLQ1) that produces light to form an additional light pattern (ZLV), which overlaps the main light pattern to form an entire light pattern. The primary light sources are associated with at least one primary reflector (PR1, PR2) and are configured to bundle the light emitted the from the primary light sources and to direct it in the form of the main light pattern into an area in front of the light module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Stein, Christian Bemmer, Thomas Edletzberger, Martin Schragl, Peter Schadenhofer, Jürgen Ganzberger, Johann Altmann, Jürgen Zorn
  • Publication number: 20190381963
    Abstract: An impact motion tracking system for tracking an object in a three-dimensional space includes a motion tracking sensor that includes a housing, a magnetic measurement module, an inertial measurement module, and a transmitter module, which generates magnetic fields. The magnetic measurement module measures magnetic fields generated by the transmitter module and has a fixed orientation with the object. The inertial measurement module measures a linear acceleration or an angular acceleration and has a fixed positional relationship with the object. An electronic processor receives measured signals from the motion tracking sensor and derives an impact motion information for the object based on received measured signals from the inertial measurement module. The electronic processor derives a magnetic motion information for the object based on received measured signals from the magnetic measurement module and periodically calibrates impact motion information with magnetic motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Roderick Verschut, Thomas Warkentin, David Stein
  • Publication number: 20190322581
    Abstract: An unfired, refractory molded body (1), especially a plate, especially for thermal insulation of molten metal and/or an ingot solidifying from molten metal, that includes a binding agent matrix (2) of a set binder and aggregate grains (3) of biogenic silicic acid, preferably of rice husk ash, which are incorporated into the binding agent matrix (2), wherein the binding agent matrix (2) consists of silica gel, as well as a process for its production and its usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Helge Jansen, Thomas Schemmel, Petra Stein, Michael Schölwer
  • Publication number: 20190314889
    Abstract: A heat insulating plate (1), preferably a covering plate (5a;b), especially for thermal isolation of molten metal, especially of molten steel, in a metallurgical vessel (6), wherein the plate (3) includes a binding agent matrix (2) of at least one, set, temporary, organic binding material and aggregate grains (3) with and/or of biogenic silicic acid, preferably with and/or of rice husk ash, which grains (3) are incorporated into the binding agent matrix (2), and to a method for production of the plate (1) and its use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Helge Jansen, Thomas Schemmel, Petra Stein, Michael Schölwer
  • Patent number: 10442391
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a vehicle body, a drive motor, and a water tank delimited by walls. At least one airbag module includes a gas generator and an airbag configured to deploy in the area of an exterior of the motor vehicle for the protection of pedestrians or the like. The airbag module is fastened above the wall of the water tank. A device for lifting a front hood from a closed initial position into an accident position, which is partially open in the area of the front windscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Jenny, Martin Stein
  • Patent number: 10428826
    Abstract: A motor vehicle system device having a drive assembly, to which a charging device is assigned, has a compressor having at least one compressor runner supported using at least one bearing, the bearing having a stationary first bearing part and a second bearing part that is operatively connected to the compressor runner. An overpressure source is connected to the bearing, using which an overpressure is able to be produced in a bearing gap that is present between the first bearing part and the second bearing part. The overpressure source is the compressor and/or a part of a tandem pump, which besides the overpressure also makes available low air pressure for a user of the motor vehicle system device. The invention also relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle system device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Stein, Thomas Steidten
  • Publication number: 20190277869
    Abstract: An analyzer system for in vitro diagnostics includes a sample handler module having a robot arm that delivers samples from drawers into carriers on a linear synchronous motor automation track. Samples are delivered via the automation track to individual track sections associated with individual analyzer modules. Analyzer modules aspirate sample portions directly from the sample carriers and perform analysis thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: David STEIN, Roy BARR, Mark EDWARDS, Colin MELLARS, Thomas J. BAO, Charles V. CAMMARATA, Benjamin S. POLLACK, Baris YAGCI