Patents by Inventor Wilhelm Mueller

Wilhelm Mueller 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: 20190311819
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for producing astatine-211 from alpha-particle bombardment of bismuth-209. The disclosure also relates to a method and apparatus of producing other radionuclides from target nuclides. The apparatus includes a plate having a recessed portion. The recessed portion has a generally inert surface of ceramic or metal, preferably aluminium oxide that does not react with molten bismuth. A bismuth target is placed in the recessed portion and held therein by a foil cover. The foil has a melting temperature greater than target nuclide (i.e., for bismuth, >271° C.). The foil and target nuclide are held in the recessed portion by a cover that is fastened over the foil. The cover has an aperture to allow a beam of radiation, such as alpha particles, from a cyclotron or other accelerator to pass through the cover to the foil and target nuclide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Gjermund HENRIKSEN, Jan Chr. MÜLLER, Sunniva SIEM, Andreas GÖRGEN, Bent Wilhelm SCHOULTZ
  • Patent number: 10379234
    Abstract: A gamma-ray analysis system is described for analyzing gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. The gamma-ray analysis system includes an analytical apparatus having a gamma-ray detector in operative communication with a modular and scalable shield assembly that encases a sample container having a sample to be tested. The detector communicates data to an electronic interface device that converts the data from an analog format to a digital format before a controller transmits the data to a central laboratory for further data processing, analysis and conclusion by qualified laboratory analysts. The controller runs an application software package on a graphic user interface that allows simple steps for conducting testing and data acquisition by the end user, while permitting real time data transmission between the field site and the central location. Functions were implemented for ensuring laboratory quality results while removing knowledge and experience requirements of an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Mirion Technologies, Inc., Mirion Technologies (Canberra UK) Limited
    Inventors: Cong Wei, Kelly M. Garnick, Thomas A. Scott, Elon M. Malkin, Jennifer T. Szymanski, Steve Laskos, James Cocks, Jeffrey Raimondi, Richard Mowry, Hiram Gonzalez, Ronald White, Wilhelm Mueller, Robert Fournier
  • Patent number: 10350206
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) as defined herein and their use as pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anne Mengel, Hans-Georg Lerchen, Manfred Möwes, Thomas Müller, Lars Bärfacker, Marion Hitchcock, Arwed Cleve, Joachim Kuhnke, Hans Briem, Gerhard Siemeister, Wilhelm Bone, Amaury Ernesto Fernandez-Montalvan, Jens Schröder, Ursula Mönning, Simon Holton
  • Publication number: 20180246232
    Abstract: A gamma-ray analysis system is described for analyzing gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. The gamma-ray analysis system includes an analytical apparatus having a gamma-ray detector in operative communication with a modular and scalable shield assembly that encases a sample container having a sample to be tested. The detector communicates data to an electronic interface device that converts the data from an analog format to a digital format before a controller transmits the data to a central laboratory for further data processing, analysis and conclusion by qualified laboratory analysts. The controller runs an application software package on a graphic user interface that allows simple steps for conducting testing and data acquisition by the end user, while permitting real time data transmission between the field site and the central location. Functions were implemented for ensuring laboratory quality results while removing knowledge and experience requirements of an end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Cong Wei, Kelly M. Garnick, Thomas A. Scott, Elon M. Malkin, Jennifer T. Szymanski, Steve Laskos, James Cocks, Jeffrey Ralmondi, Richard Mowry, Hiram Gonzalez, Ronald White, Wilhelm Mueller, Robert Fournier
  • Publication number: 20160259069
    Abstract: A nuclide decay discriminator system and method is disclosed. The system utilizes a digital computing device (DCD) to capture radiation counts from a radiation detection device (RDD) such as a photon detector via the use of one or more integrated analog-to-digital converters (ADC). The radiation count information is then processed using a recursive procedure in the DCD that determines the desired nuclide to be evaluated and then defines the possible nuclide decay transition states. For each possible nuclide decay state, a recursive permutation of possible state transitions from this nuclide state is determined using a state permutation engine (SPE). Combinations of these state transition branches are linked to form state transition chains each having individual probabilities associated with the overall state transition chain. These state transition chain probabilities are applied to the RDD ADC data to form observed RDD radiation data radiation count probabilities and displayed in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: CANBERRA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Henrik JÄDERSTRÖM, Mark Vicuna, Wilhelm Mueller, Steve Fisher Jones
  • Patent number: 9417342
    Abstract: A nuclide decay discriminator system and method is disclosed. The system utilizes a digital computing device (DCD) to capture radiation counts from a radiation detection device (RDD) such as a photon detector via the use of one or more integrated analog-to-digital converters (ADC). The radiation count information is then processed using a recursive procedure in the DCD that determines the desired nuclide to be evaluated and then defines the possible nuclide decay transition states. For each possible nuclide decay state, a recursive permutation of possible state transitions from this nuclide state is determined using a state permutation engine (SPE). Combinations of these state transition branches are linked to form state transition chains each having individual probabilities associated with the overall state transition chain. These state transition chain probabilities are applied to the RDD ADC data to form observed RDD radiation data radiation count probabilities and displayed in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CANBERRA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Henrik Jäderström, Mark Vicuna, Wilhelm Mueller, Steve Fisher Jones
  • Patent number: 8227761
    Abstract: A method, system, and software for calculating the true coincidence summing effects for radionuclide spectroscopy analysis. A set of equations which can be implemented with a stored computer program performs calculations to correct the spectroscopic analysis data for gamma-gamma coincidence events, gamma-X-ray coincidence events, as well as gamma-annihilation photon coincidence events. The net gamma-ray, KX-ray and annihilation photon summing-out probabilities for the analytic gamma-ray is the total summing-out probability from all gamma-ray summing-out chains subtracted by the total summing-out probability from all gamma-ray sub-cascade chains involving the analytic gamma-ray. A total efficiency calculation is performed to eliminate the need for using radioactive sources to create summing specific calibration measurements and for increased accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Canberra Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongguo Zhu, Ramkumar Venkataraman, Wilhelm Mueller, Joseph Lamontagne, Frazier Bronson
  • Patent number: 7995542
    Abstract: To improve the operating convenience—e.g. versatile, universal application and use—and location-independence (mobility) of the telecommunication of useful data, particularly packet data and/or voice data, using communication devices, a data adapter (DA1, DA2) is allocated both a fixed-part-specific air interface architecture (DÜM, STM, PKM2) for implementing the prescribed air interface protocol, and the air interface architectures associated with the data adapter (DA1, DA2) are activated according to the application instance, i.e., which scenario is to be produced for the telecommunication of useful data and, in particular, which communication device (KE1, KE2) is connected to the data adapter (DA1, DA2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Gigaset Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Biedermann, Wilhelm Müller
  • Patent number: 7736628
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new process for preparing modified lactose mixtures, these lactose mixtures per se and compositions of medicaments for powder inhalation consisting of one or more micronised active substances and the modified lactose according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Wilhelm Mueller, Hartwig Andreas Steckel, Inga-Lis Timmermann, Michael Trunk
  • Publication number: 20100072354
    Abstract: A method, system, and software for calculating the true coincidence summing effects for radionuclide spectroscopy analysis. A set of equations which can be implemented with a stored computer program performs calculations to correct the spectroscopic analysis data for gamma-gamma coincidence events, gamma-X-ray coincidence events, as well as gamma-annihilation photon coincidence events. The net gamma-ray, KX-ray and annihilation photon summing-out probabilities for the analytic gamma-ray is the total summing-out probability from all gamma-ray summing-out chains subtracted by the total summing-out probability from all gamma-ray sub-cascade chains involving the analytic gamma-ray. A total efficiency calculation is performed to eliminate the need for using radioactive sources to create summing specific calibration measurements and for increased accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Hongguo Zhu, Ramkumar Venkataraman, Wilhelm Mueller, Joseph Lamontagne, Frazier Bronson
  • Patent number: 7668543
    Abstract: The invention relates to the efficient treatment of location requests by a home register and GMLCs of various versions by means of a method for treating a location request relating to a subscriber in a mobile radio network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Müller
  • Patent number: 7658949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the surface-energy passivation of lactose which is intended for use as an excipient in the production of inhalable powders, and the use of such optimised carrier materials in the manufacture of inhalable powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Trunk, Inga-Lis Timmermann, Bernd Wilhelm Mueller, Hartwig Andreas Steckel
  • Publication number: 20080084960
    Abstract: A method for automating and extending the density range for gamma ray attenuation correction algorithms for all classes of non-destructive assay systems including those without automated shutters or automated collimators. A system and software for implementing the method are also provided. The system features a dual-intensity transmission source and utilizes a three pass scanning protocol. The high-energy source in conjunction with a beam modulator produces a high and low energy beam. Automated software determines which beam data to use in tomographic reconstruction of an object being scanned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Croft, Susan Kane, Patty McClay, Robert McElroy, Wilhelm Mueller, Marcel Villani
  • Patent number: 6852434
    Abstract: A fuel cell assembly has an improved gas sensor. The improved sensor measures the gas concentrations in the interior fluid passages within a fuel cell assembly or within fluid passages employed to transport reactant fluid streams to or from the fuel cell(s). The improved sensor is particularly suited for use in the environment within the reactant fluid passages of a solid polymer fuel cell assembly and is tolerant to the presence of water. The sensor employs an active electrode; a passive electrode; and an electrolyte in contact with both electrodes. The electrolyte is disposed on a substrate and a heater is located in thermal contact with the substrate for heating the substrate and the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Ballard Power Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Reindl, Thomas Roesch, Ralf Erich Moos, Thomas Alfred Birkhofer, Wilhelm Mueller, Ralf Wolfgang Mueller
  • Patent number: 6833106
    Abstract: In order to design a blast furnace in a space and cost-saving manner, the invention provides for an especially compact blast furnace (10) having no hearth, wherein the burden is transported to the charging platform by vertical conveyers (20) and a compactly designed burdening (30) and pouring bay (50) are placed in the immediate proximity of said installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Reufer, Wilhelm Müller, Thomas Kaluza, Rainer Beermann
  • Patent number: 6678533
    Abstract: A method for connecting a call coming into first wireless communication device to a terminal apparatus that can be operated as a wireless terminal apparatus of this wireless communication device and as a mobile radiotelephone terminal apparatus of a mobile radiotelephone network, under the precondition that the current availability of the terminal apparatus in the mobile radiotelephone network and/or in the wireless communication device is stored in both systems. It is checked whether there is present an item of information concerning the availability of the terminal apparatus via the mobile radiotelephone network and, if so, the call coming into the wireless communication device is forwarded to the terminal apparatus in the mobile radiotelephone network, if a delivery is not possible in the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Karapetkov, Vincenzo Scotto Di Carlo, Wilhelm Müller
  • Patent number: 6453163
    Abstract: A method for restoring subscriber-related information in a database system of a communication network wherein, to restore subscriber-related information in a first database system of a first communication network for subscribers which are registered as subscribers both in the first communication network and in a second communication network, a second database system for storing subscriber data records containing subscriber-related information, and a controller for storing the subscriber-related information from the subscriber data records of the databases of a number of cordless communication systems in a storage device, are provided in the second communication network. The controller is also used for transferring subscriber-related information requested by the first database system to the first communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Karapetkov, Vincenzo Scotto Di Carlo, Wilhelm Müller
  • Publication number: 20020110713
    Abstract: A fuel cell assembly has an improved gas sensor. The improved sensor measures the gas concentrations in the interior fluid passages within a fuel cell assembly or within fluid passages employed to transport reactant fluid streams to or from the fuel cell(s). The improved sensor is particularly suited for use in the environment within the reactant fluid passages of a solid polymer fuel cell assembly and is tolerant to the presence of water. The sensor employs an active electrode; a passive electrode; and an electrolyte in contact with both electrodes. The electrolyte is disposed on a substrate and a heater is located in thermal contact with the substrate for heating the substrate and the electrolyte. In a preferred embodiment, the active electrode comprises platinum, the passive electrode is gold and the electrolyte comprises a layer of zirconium dioxide less than one hundred microns thick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Reindl, Thomas Roesch, Ralf Erich Moos, Thomas Alfred Birkhofer, Wilhelm Mueller, Ralf Wolfgang Mueller
  • Patent number: 6356541
    Abstract: A device for transmitting communications data between a computer and further computers of a computer network, in particular the Internet, via a communications (i.e. telephone) network. The device has a memory for storing address data which contains at least two different Internet addresses or telephone numbers of the communications network at which a user can access the computer network. A selection unit selects the most economical Internet access, or the respective telephone number of the Internet provider, as a function of the cost data provided for each of the stored Internet addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wilhelm Müller, Seppo Takanen
  • Patent number: 6351648
    Abstract: A method for indicating the presence of a text message in a mobile radiotelephone network if the recipient is registered as a subscriber both in the mobile radiotelephone network and in another communication network as a subscriber. It is provided that the availability of the subscriber in the other communication network is stored in the database, which is allocated to the subscriber, of the mobile radiotelephone network, and in wherein message central module communicates a message concerning the presence of a text message for the subscriber to a control module of the other communication network (PISN), and wherein this control module thereupon causes the displaying of an item of information concerning the presence of a text message in the message central module of the mobile radiotelephone network to a terminal apparatus allocated to the subscriber within the other communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Karapetkov, Vincenzo Scotto Di Carlo, Wilhelm Müller