Patents Assigned to Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
  • Publication number: 20240073896
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for enhancing the reliability and performance of the PDCCH in a wireless network. The method performed by a UE comprises: receiving a configuration of search space sets for the PDCCH, each search space set comprises a number of PDCCH candidates made up of a number of resource elements; monitoring for DCIs of a specific format as indicated in the configured PDCCH candidates; wherein a configuration an indication of an association of the search space sets with a search space set pool is provided to the UE, and at least two PDCCH candidates from the search space sets are associated with the same DCI content, or an association of two or more TCI states with a single CORESET is obtained from the network node; and applying the configuration(s) or indication of the association for receiving one or more PDCCH(s) on the search space sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Grossmann, Markus Landmann, Sutharshun Varatharaajan
  • Patent number: 11917220
    Abstract: A section-specific video data stream is derived by reducing a video data stream pertaining an entire scene with conservation of conformance by use of a file format and incorporating slices into which tiles of a set of tiles are encoded which forms the section, are incorporated into a set of one or more source tracks and a set of one or more gathering tracks including construction instructions is used in order to indicate a synthesis of the section-specific video data stream by signaling replacements of certain portions of the slices and instructing to copy certain portions of the slices. Further, there is described a concept pertaining an indication of a position of a region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Yago Sánchez, Thomas Schierl, Cornelius Hellge, Karsten Grüneberg
  • Patent number: 11917592
    Abstract: A wireless communications network includes a base station configured for operating a wireless communications network cell of the wireless communications network so as to provide communication in a plurality of slots. Each slot includes a plurality of associated physical resources. The wireless communications network includes at least one transmitter configured for transmitting a signal in the wireless communications network cell by mapping the signal into a number of part signals and for transmitting the number of part signals with a corresponding number of associated slots using a corresponding number of sets of physical resources, each set containing at least a subset of the associated plurality of physical resources of the slot. Each set of physical resources is received at the base station shifted with a set-individual offset and with respect to a synchronized start of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Zoran Utkovski, Johannes Dommel, Thomas Haustein, Lars Thiele
  • Patent number: 11915712
    Abstract: An audio encoder for encoding an audio signal includes: a first encoding processor for encoding a first audio signal portion in a frequency domain, wherein the first encoding processor includes: a time frequency converter for converting the first audio signal portion into a frequency domain representation having spectral lines up to a maximum frequency of the first audio signal portion; a spectral encoder for encoding the frequency domain representation; a second encoding processor for encoding a second different audio signal portion in the time domain; a cross-processor for calculating, from the encoded spectral representation of the first audio signal portion, initialization data of the second encoding processor, so that the second encoding processing is initialized to encode the second audio signal portion immediately following the first audio signal portion in time in the audio signal; a controller configured for analyzing the audio signal and for determining, which portion of the audio signal is the firs
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Martin Dietz, Markus Multrus, Guillaume Fuchs, Emmanuel Ravelli, Matthias Neusinger, Markus Schnell, Benjamin Schubert, Bernhard Grill
  • Publication number: 20240062995
    Abstract: A hollow cathode system generates a plasma. The system includes an anode device, a power supply for applying an electric current between a cathode tube and the anode device, and at least one gas reservoir for supplying the gas flowing through the cathode tube are used, in which at least two cathode tubes are used that are electrically connected to one another, and in which each cathode tube has a separate actuator with which the amount of gas flowing through the respective cathode tube is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Henrik Flaske, Meyer Björn, Mattausch Gösta, Stefan Weiss, Volker Kirchhoff, Burkhard Zimmermann, Rainer Labitzke, Jörg Kubusch
  • Patent number: 11910182
    Abstract: A method for processing an audio signal in accordance with a room impulse response is described. The audio signal is processed with an early part of the room impulse response separate from a late reverberation of the room impulse response, wherein the processing of the late reverberation has generating a scaled reverberated signal, the scaling being dependent on the audio signal. The processed early part of the audio signal and the scaled reverberated signal are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Simone Neukam, Jan Plogsties
  • Patent number: 11907683
    Abstract: A method for generating a random number comprises selecting a group of at least two servers within a network; receiving a server specific string from at least two servers of the group; and using the server specific strings to generate the random number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Haya Shulman, Michael Waidner
  • Patent number: 11908484
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an enhanced signal from an input signal, wherein the enhanced signal has spectral values for an enhancement spectral region, the spectral values for the enhancement spectral regions not being contained in the input signal, includes a mapper for mapping a source spectral region of the input signal to a target region in the enhancement spectral region, the source spectral region including a noise-filling region; and a noise filler configured for generating first noise values for the noise-filling region in the source spectral region of the input signal and for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from the first noise values or for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from first noise values in the source region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Andreas Niedermeier, Matthias Neusinger, Konstantin Schmidt, Stephan Wilde, Benjamin Schubert, Christian Neukam
  • Patent number: 11910233
    Abstract: A user equipment for a mobile communication network is provided. The mobile communication network has a radio access network including a plurality of cells and being configured to serve the user equipment within a cell. To receive a data packet from the radio access network, the user equipment is configured to receive a plurality of different versions of the data packet transmitted by the radio access network to the user equipment in parallel via different physical resources. To provide a data packet to the radio access network, the user equipment is configured to provide a plurality of different versions of the data packet and to transmit the plurality of different versions of the data packet to the radio access network in parallel via different physical resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Wirth, Thomas Schierl, Cornelius Hellge, Eiko Seidel
  • Patent number: 11906462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for determining and/or monitoring a state variable of a measurement object comprising an analysis sensor, a control apparatus and a read-out apparatus. The analysis sensor is configured to be introducible into the measurement object for remaining within the same, to be sensitive to an ion type and to generate measurement data based on a concentration of the ion type in the measurement object. The control apparatus controls the analysis sensor with respect to the generation of the measurement data. The read-out apparatus reads the measurement data out of the analysis sensor. Further, the invention relates to a respective method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Michael Jank, Susanne Oertel, Alicia Marion Zoerner, Wolfgang Thieme, Thomas Heckel, Christopher Joffe, Esther Ann Renner, Christian Hofmann, Nadine Ramona Lang, Matthias Struck, Achim Endruschat, Holger Gerstner
  • Patent number: 11909519
    Abstract: Embodiments provide transfer methods. The method includes a step of transferring data of a first class from a data transmitter to a data receiver, wherein the data of the first class is transferred divided onto a first plurality of sub-data packets using a first hopping pattern. Furthermore, the method includes a step of transferring data of a second class from the data transmitter or a different data transmitter to the data receiver, wherein the data of the second class is transferred divided onto a second plurality of sub-data packets using a second hopping pattern, wherein transmission pauses between sub-data packets transferred according to the first hopping pattern are smaller than transmission pauses between sub-data packets transferred according to the second hopping pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Gerd Kilian, Josef Bernhard, Guenter Rohmer, Maximilian Roth, Frank Nachtrab, Jakob Kneissl, Johannes Wechsler, Michael Schlicht, Raimund Meyer, Frank Obernosterer
  • Patent number: 11908485
    Abstract: An apparatus for selecting one of a first encoding algorithm having a first characteristic and a second encoding algorithm having a second characteristic for encoding a portion of an audio signal to obtain an encoded version of the portion of the audio signal has a first estimator for estimating a first quality measure for the portion of the audio signal, which is associated with the first encoding algorithm, without actually encoding and decoding the portion of the audio signal using the first encoding algorithm. A second estimator is provided for estimating a second quality measure for the portion of the audio signal, which is associated with the second encoding algorithm, without actually encoding and decoding the portion of the audio signal using the second encoding algorithm. The apparatus has a controller for selecting the first or second encoding algorithms based on a comparison between the first and second quality measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Ravelli, Stefan Doehla, Guillaume Fuchs, Eleni Fotopoulou, Christian Helmrich
  • Patent number: 11910176
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio channels. The apparatus comprises a metadata decoder for generating one or more reconstructed metadata signals from one or more processed metadata signals depending on a control signal, wherein each of the one or more reconstructed metadata signals indicates information associated with an audio signal of one or more audio signals, wherein the metadata decoder is configured to generate the one or more reconstructed metadata signals by determining a plurality of reconstructed metadata samples for each of the one or more reconstructed metadata signals. Moreover, the apparatus comprises an audio channel generator for generating the one or more audio channels depending on the one or more audio signals and depending on the one or more reconstructed metadata signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christian Borss, Christian Ertel, Johannes Hilpert
  • Patent number: 11909957
    Abstract: A video decoder (151) for decoding an encoded video signal comprising encoded picture data to reconstruct a plurality of pictures of a video sequence of a video. The video decoder (151) comprises an input interface (160) configured for receiving the encoded video signal comprising the encoded picture data. Moreover, the video decoder (151) comprises a data decoder (170) configured for reconstructing the plurality of pictures of the video sequence depending on the encoded picture data. Moreover, further video decoders, video encoders, systems, methods for encoding and decoding, computer programs and encoded video signals according to embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Karsten Sühring, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Robert Skupin, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11906292
    Abstract: An example of a method for time-resolved calculation of a deformation of a body comprises calculating (110) a model of the body during the deformation. The method further comprises calculating (120) a predicted X-ray image for the body for a plurality of time points during the deformation based on the model. The method further comprises obtaining (130) one measured X-ray image of the body each for the time points during the deformation. The method further comprises modifying (140) the model based on the predicted X-ray images and the measured X-ray images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Hiermaier, Randolf Hanke, Siegfried Nau, Stefan Moser, Norman Uhlmann, Jens Fritsch, Malte Kurfiss, Rolf Behrend, Ines Butz
  • Publication number: 20240053237
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for separating particles of different sizes in a liquid. The invention additionally relates to applications of the device according to the invention. The device according to the invention and the method according to the invention involve the capability of modifying the diameter of the pores of the at least one filter element of the device in a controlled manner (e.g., the pore diameter can be increased or decreased). The device and method have the advantage that particles of different sizes (e.g., biological cells and/or endosomes) of a liquid can be separated from one another with a high degree of separation efficiency, and the particles are separated in a simple, quick, and inexpensive manner. High yields can be produced, and the separated particles can be provided in a therapeutically applicable liquid (e.g., blood plasma).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventor: Florian SCHMIEDER
  • Publication number: 20240053263
    Abstract: A method and testing device for the non-destructive testing of at least partial regions of an insulation of a stator winding of an electric machine, in particular a generator of a high-voltage motor, wherein the non-destructive testing is carried out in situ at the installation site of the electric machine using terahertz measurement technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicants: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Maris Bauer, Fabian Friederich, Daniel Hansmann, Joachim Jonuscheit, Stefan Krane, Andrey Mashkin, Friedhelm Pohlmann, Claus Rohr
  • Patent number: 11899104
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a navigation system which, on the one hand, is arranged on sides of the underwater vehicle/AUV and, on the other hand, includes a surface transmitter as a counterpart. The two units communicate with each other such that the surface transmitter emits its signal directed to the position of the underwater vehicle and/or that the surface transmitter follows the underwater vehicle to improve the position determination capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Gunnar Brink, Edwin Devassykutty, Christian Langen
  • Patent number: 11901063
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for representing a plurality of pre-calculated solutions in radiation therapy that are stored in a database and displayed in a manner controllable by a user. Arrays of DVH curves provide the user with essential information on the ‘quality of a plan’. A DVH diagram is displayed as a main diagram, wherein only one of the solutions is visually represented at a time. By selecting a first starting point on a selected DVH curve as the main diagram, a first straight axis extending through the first starting point is placed. A first region, located around the first starting point and on the first straight axis, is highlighted as a first control region for controllable visualization of the plurality of currently non-displayed solutions stored in the database, the DVH curves of which correspond to the selected DVH curve and intersect the first straight axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Scherrer, Karl-Heinz Kuefer, Philipp Suess, Michael Bortz
  • Patent number: 11899252
    Abstract: An optical device has a light path for guiding a light beam along a circular arc. The light path has at least one light path segment having a number of light path elements arranged tangentially along the light path. Each of the light path elements is at least partially limited in a radial direction by a first interface. The first interfaces of a respective light path segment are each configured to reflect at least light incident from the light path at an angle of incidence greater than a predetermined angle onto the respective first interface to keep a light beam propagating along the light path in a direction of travel predetermined for the respective light path segment on the light path. A first tangential end of the first interfaces is spaced radially further apart from the center of the circular arc than a second tangential end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventor: Tobias Schneider