Patents Assigned to Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Publication number: 20220149389
    Abstract: A gas diffusion electrode may be provided comprising an electron conducting layer with a first side and an opposite second side, wherein the first side is provided with a microstructuring, wherein the gas diffusion electrode additionally has a hydrophobic membrane with a first side and an opposite second side, wherein the second side of the membrane is arranged on the first side of the electron conducting layer. A battery or an accumulator or an electrolyser or a galvanic cell may be provided with a gas diffusion electrode of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schade, Andreas Gabler
  • Publication number: 20220146620
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method for an RTT measurement procedure in a communication network, the method comprising: (701) setting a positioning mode; (702) identifying a number of neighboring radio base station, n-gNBs, based on at least one report from a at least one User Equipment, or from UE information based on at least one measurement performed by a serving radio base station, s-gNB, serving said UE; and (703) initiating configuration by: —acquiring capabilities of said at least one UE and capabilities from at said radio base stations, gNBs, —reporting by said at least one UE beam measurements for the n-gNBs from said at least one report; and setting resources for the s-gNB and the n-gNBs. There is also provided a system and apparatuses in the form of a UE, a gNB and a location server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Mohammad Alawieh, Niels Hadaschik, Ernst Eberlein, Norbert Franke
  • Patent number: 11330161
    Abstract: A device includes a multi-aperture imaging device having an image sensor; an array of adjacently arranged optical channels, and a beam deflector for deflecting a beam path of the optical channels, wherein a relative position of the beam deflector is switchable between first and second positions so that in the first and second positions, the beam path is deflected towards first and second total fields of view, respectively. The device further includes controller adapted to control the beam deflector to move to the first and second positions to obtain imaging information of the first and second total fields of view, respectively, from the image sensor; and to insert a portion of the first imaging information into the second imaging information so as to obtain accumulated image information that in parts represents the first total field of view and in parts represents the second total field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Jacques Duparré
  • Patent number: 11327325
    Abstract: Optical beam former for generating an emerging light beam from an incident light beam, the optical beam former including: a condenser lens array including several condenser lenses; and a projection lens array arranged in parallel to the condenser lens array and including several projection lenses; wherein exactly one of the projection lenses is assigned to each of the condenser lenses so that several optical channels are formed and so that each of the several optical channels generates a partial light beam of the emerging light beam, said partial light beam emerging in an angle-of-emergence range with a partial intensity distribution that is homogenous with respect to an angle of emergence, from an incident partial light beam, wherein the admissible angle-of-incidence ranges of the optical channels have the same size as to the magnitude in a plane extending in parallel to the optical axes of the condenser lenses; and wherein the angle-of-emergence ranges of at least two of the optical channels are different s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Chen Li, Peter Schreiber, Dirk Michaelis, Christoph Wächter, Stephanie Fischer
  • Patent number: 11329292
    Abstract: A method to produce a composite semi-finished product, having a continuous phase including at least one thermoplastic plastic and a dispersed phase made from at least one electrically conductive filler. The at least one thermoplastic plastic in form of fine particles is mixed with the at least one filler in the form of fine particles. In each case, at least 90% by weight of the particles of the at least one thermoplastic plastic and of the at least one filler are smaller than 1 mm. The mixture of the at least one thermoplastic plastic and the at least one filler is heated to a temperature greater than the melting temperature of the at least one thermoplastic plastic. The heated material is cooled to a temperature below the solidification temperature of the at least one thermoplastic plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Lukas Kopietz, Thorsten Seipp, Sascha Berthold, Jens Burfeind, Damian Hintemann, Holger Wack
  • Publication number: 20220137044
    Abstract: A method functionalizes a surface, wherein a polyphenol layer is formed on the surface by applying a polyphenol compound, and the surface is subsequently functionalized by binding a functional molecule to the polyphenol layer. In addition, the polyphenol layer is treated with an oxidizing agent before, during, or after binding of the functional molecule. An associated article can be prepared and used. A kit can be used for performing the method or producing the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Nenad Gajovic-Eichelmann, Marina Neumann, Frank Bier
  • Publication number: 20220135475
    Abstract: Methods for increasing the strength of a planar or strip-shaped glass substrate are provided. Electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range from 180 nm to 1100 nm is applied to the glass substrate by means of at least one pulse, wherein the at least one pulse has a radiation bandwidth of at least 100 nm and the glass substrate has a temperature of at most 200° C. prior to the at least one pulse acting thereon, and wherein the pulse energy density of the at least one pulse of electromagnetic radiation is set in the range from 0.1 Jcm-2 to 100 Jcm-2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Manuela A. JUNGHÄHNEL, Jasper WESTPHALEN, Thomas PREUSSNER, Wiebke Langgemach
  • Patent number: 11317618
    Abstract: A device for subjecting a flying insect to lethal radiation. The device has a measurement beam source for producing a measurement beam, a deflection unit for deflecting the measurement beam, a lethal radiation source for producing a lethal beam and a measurement beam detector. The measurement detector has a photodetector element, the deflection unit and the measurement beam detector are arranged and cooperate such that the measurement beam sweeps the detector surface of the measurement beam detector. The device includes an evaluation unit connected to the measurement detector and the lethal light source to determine an attenuation time period of an attenuation of the measurement beam between the deflection unit and the detector surface and to control the lethal light source depending on said attenuation time to emit a lethal beam impulse. A method for subjecting a flying insect to lethal radiation is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Hinsch, Lukas Wagner
  • Patent number: 11323064
    Abstract: A processing device for forming connection conductors for semiconductor components, in particular for producing a periodic structure, which device includes a forming unit for forming at least one connection conductor. The processing device has an advancing unit which is designed to move the connection conductors and the forming unit relative to one another in a direction of advance, and the forming unit has at least one step element, at least one forming element which can be moved relative to the step element, and a forming-element moving unit for moving the forming element relative to the stop element, the forming element, stop element and forming-element moving unit being designed to cooperate such that the connection conductor can be bent by moving the forming element between the stop element and the forming element by the forming-element moving unit. A method for forming connection conductors for semiconductor components is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventor: Li Carlos Rendler
  • Publication number: 20220126250
    Abstract: A reaction device is provided with a first wall that defines an interior in which a stirring mechanism is located. A heat exchanger is at least partly provided on the first outer wall surface facing away from the interior and/or on the stirring mechanism, wherein the heat exchanger has a grate structure, and at least two layers are provided which have a grate structure. Thus, it is possible to transfer heat in a precise and efficient manner primarily by means of thermal radiation in endothermic processes at different temperature levels, in particular pyrolysis, gassing, and reforming processes, and thereby use the exhaust heat for other processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Hornung, Jonathan Aigner, Peter Hense, Alberto Pedrazzini, Thorsten Hornung
  • Patent number: 11315580
    Abstract: An assignment of one of phase set of different loss concealment tools of an audio decoder to a portion of the audio signal to be decoded from a data stream, which portion is affected by loss, that is the selection out of the set of different loss concealment tools, may be made in a manner leading to a more pleasant loss concealment if the assignment/selection is done based on two measures: A first measure which is determined measures a spectral position of a spectral centroid of a spectrum of the audio signal and a second measure which is determined measures a temporal predictability of the audio signal. The assigned or selected loss concealment tool may then be used to recover the portion of the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Adrian Tomasek, Emmanuel Ravelli, Markus Schnell, Alexander Tschekalinskij, Michael Schnabel, Ralph Sperschneider
  • Patent number: 11317145
    Abstract: Examples relate to a method, a computer program, an apparatus and a system for determining information related to an audience of an audio-visual content program. The method comprises monitoring at least a subset of the audience. The method further comprises determining the information related to the audience based on the monitored subset of the audience. The information related to the audience comprises measured metrics for the subset of the audience. The method further comprises determining at least one conversion factor based on a relationship between a property value measured within at least one previously monitored audience subsets and the corresponding property value of the previous audience. The at least one conversion factor indicates a relationship between a property measured within the monitored subset of the audience and at least one property of the audience. The method further comprises estimating the at least one property of the audience based on the at least one conversion factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V., TV-Insight GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Krauss, Robert Seeliger, Stefan Arbanowski, Andrea Duerager, Lukas Reisser, Sebastian Hinterstoisser
  • Patent number: 11315583
    Abstract: An audio decoder for providing a decoded audio information on the basis of an encoded audio information is configured to obtain decoded spectral values on the basis of an encoded information representing the spectral values. The audio decoder is configured to jointly decode two or more most significant bits per spectral value on the basis of respective symbol codes for a set of spectral values using an arithmetic decoding, wherein a respective symbol code represents two or more most significant bits per spectral value for one or more spectral values. The audio decoder is configured to decode one or more least significant bits associated with one or more of the spectral values in dependence on how much least significant bit information is available, such that one or more least significant bits associated with one or more of the spectral values are decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Ravelli, Guillaume Fuchs, Markus Schnell, Adrian Tomasek, Stefan Geyersberger
  • Publication number: 20220123799
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a network node and a network node. The method comprises setting a higher-layer parameter usage in at least one sounding reference signal, SRS, resource set configuration to nonCodebook or Codebook, wherein each configured SRS resource set comprises one or more SRS resources, and scheduling a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission via a downlink control information (DCI) wherein at least two SRS resources are indicated via a sounding reference signal resource indicator (SRI) field of the DCI, wherein each SRS resource is associated with a different SRS resource set; and receiving from the user equipment a physical uplink shared channel that is transmitted using the ports associated with the indicated SRS resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sutharshun Varatharaajan, Marcus Grossmann, Markus Landmann
  • Publication number: 20220118162
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biodegradable membrane on the basis of an organic-inorganic hybrid polymer, and to a process for producing same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.
    Inventors: Bastian CHRIST, Sabine AMBERG-SCHWAB, Jörn PROBST
  • Publication number: 20220119624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of stabilizing halogen-free thermoplastic recyclates against oxidative, thermal and/or actinic degradation. The invention also relates to a correspondingly stabilized plastics composition, a stabilizer composition for stabilizing halogen-free thermoplastic recyclates and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.
    Inventors: Rudolf PFAENDNER, Elke METZSCH-ZILLINGEN
  • Patent number: 11310887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for securing a safety area around at least one automatically operating machine (3), comprising an illuminating marking (4; 5) of the safety area and/or a boundary of the safety area, a sensor-based monitoring device for detecting a breach of the safety area, and a control device (1) for controlling the machine (3), for defining the safety area, for controlling a shape, structure and/or a location of the illuminating marking, and for changing the operating state of the machine (3) or the light source (6, 7) in a manner which is dependent on a detection of a breach of the safety area by way of the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Norbert Elkmann, Christian Vogel, Markus Fritzsche
  • Patent number: 11300573
    Abstract: Biochemical test methods for protein quantification can include application of foam-suppressing and/or foam-destroying substances to avoid readout problems and ensure the accuracy of measurement results. One such method for determining the amount of one or more proteins in a solution includes providing at least a first solution that is known to contain or suspected of containing one or more protein(s), adding at least one foam-suppressing and/or foam-destroying substance to the first solution, resulting in a second solution, and determining the amount of the one or more protein(s) in the second solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Robin Kastilan, Catherine Müschen, Johannes Buyel
  • Patent number: 11297338
    Abstract: A video encoder encodes a video into a data stream, the video encoder being configured to vary a granularity at which a Quantization Parameter—QP—is applied depending on an association of frames of the video to temporally hierarchical layers at which the video is encoded into the data stream. The technology also concerns a respective decoder, a respective method for encoding and decoding, and a computer program for implementing the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christian Helmrich, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand, Adam Wieckowski, Mischa Siekmann, Benjamin Bross
  • Patent number: 11294687
    Abstract: A data bus includes process elements and a linear main pipeline. Each process element is coupled to a linear pipeline having M stages arranged in series, each of the M stages including a buffer element configured to buffer a data bit sequence and to forward the buffered data bit sequence from a first of the buffer elements to a last of the buffer elements. The linear main pipeline includes N pipeline stage elements arranged in series. Each pipeline stage element is connected to the last buffer element of a respective linear pipeline and configured to read-out one or more of the buffered data bit sequences and to forward the read-out data bit sequences from one of N pipeline stag elements to a next of the N pipeline stage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Jens Döge, Christoph Hoppe, Peter Reichel