Patents Assigned to Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Patent number: 11973961
    Abstract: A decoder for block-based decoding of picture data of a picture is configured to decode a current block of the picture by determining first and second sets of luma in a neighborhood of the current block, the first set of luma samples having smaller luma values than the second set of luma samples, fitting a straight-line having a linear function through first and second pairs of luma-chroma samples, wherein the first and second pairs of luma-chroma samples are determined based on the first and second sets of luma samples, respectively, and on first and second corresponding chroma samples, respectively, in said neighborhood of the current block, and predicting chroma samples of the current block using luma samples of the current block and said linear function. The present proposal further concerns a respective encoder and corresponding methods for encoding and decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Christian Helmrich, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11973955
    Abstract: Concepts are described, including encoding, processing and decoding of a data stream having a video encoded thereinto, wherein the video comprises a plurality of pictures, wherein the data stream comprises a plurality of pictures in at least two layers, wherein the pictures of at least one layer are split into a predetermined layer-specific number of subpictures, one or more of the pictures or subpictures of one layer corresponds to one picture or subpictures in one or more other layer, and at least one of the subpictures comprises boundaries for boundary extension for motion compensation, and an indication that at least one of the boundaries of corresponding subpictures or corresponding pictures in different layers are aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 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: 11973988
    Abstract: Decoder for decoding a picture from a data stream, configured to check whether a plurality of coding parameters, which are contained in the data stream, relate to a predetermined portion of the picture and control a prediction residual transform mode and a quantization accuracy with respect to the predetermined portion, are indicative of a coding parameter setting corresponding to a lossless prediction residual coding. Responsive to the plurality of coding parameters being indicative of the coding parameter setting corresponding to the lossless prediction residual coding, the decoder is configured to set one or more predetermined coding options relating to one or more tools of the decoder for processing a prediction residual corrected predictive reconstruction with respect to the predetermined portion so that the one or more tools are disabled with respect to the predetermined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christian Helmrich, Benjamin Bross, Tung Hoang Nguyen, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11967868
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a helical metal body (1, 1?), in particular made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy. A blank is first produced in a primary shaping process, a metal forming process, or in a removal process, in particular a machining process, and one or more recesses (100, 101, 201, 202, 203) are then introduced into the blank using a removal process, said recesses defining a circumferential coil, the adjacent windings thereof being mutually spaced, in particular electrically insulated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Busse, Franz-Josef Wöstmann
  • Publication number: 20240129011
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses (UE, network node or gNB) for CSI reporting. The method performed by a UE comprises: receiving from the gNB, a radio signal via a MIMO channel, wherein the radio signal contains at least one DL-RS according to a DL-RS configuration; estimating said MIMO channel based on said received at least one DL reference signal for configured subbands; calculating a precoder matrix or a CSI matrix for a number of antenna ports of the gNB and configured subbands; the precoder matrix based on a first codebook and on a second codebook and a set of combining coefficients for complex scaling/combining one or more of vectors selected from the first codebook and the second codebook; and reporting, to the gNB, a CSI feedback report and/or a PMI/RI, used to indicate the precoder matrix or the CSI matrix for the configured antenna ports and subbands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: VENKATESH RAMIREDDY, Marcus Grossmann, Markus Landmann
  • Publication number: 20240128708
    Abstract: A radiation source includes an initial source, a non-linear optical frequency converter, a conversion detector and a controller. The controller is arranged such that in a first mode of operation, the controller generates the conversion control signal in dependence on the conversion measurement signal such that the resonance frequency is controlled to follow the initial centre frequency. The controller is selectably switchable between the first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. In the second operating mode the power of the converted radiation is controlled such that either the power of the converted radiation has a smaller relative variation over time than the power of the initial radiation in the beam direction in front of the coupling mirror or the power of the initial radiation in the beam direction behind the coupling mirror has a smaller relative variation over time than the power of the initial radiation in the beam direction in front of the coupling mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Jens KIESSLING, Maik-Hendrik SCHUBERT, Marius Horst Jürgen WENDEROTH, Korbinian HENS
  • Patent number: 11958871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds which are particularly useful as inhibitors of bacterial glutaminyl cyclases (bacQC); pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds; compounds and/or pharmaceutical compositions for use in methods for treatment, in particular for use in the treatment of periodontitis and related conditions; as well as to crystals comprising bacterial glutaminyl cyclases, methods for identifying candidate compounds which may associate with the binding pocket of a bacQC and/or are bacQC inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Christian Jäger, Linda Liebe, Daniel Ramsbeck, Miriam Linnert, Stefanie Geissler, Anke Piechotta, Diane Meitzner, Holger Cynis, Mirko Buchholz
  • Patent number: 11960956
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to an assembly for writing software and/or firmware onto at least one programmable integrated circuit. According to the invention, the software and/or firmware is written wirelessly by means of RFID data transmission, the at least one programmable integrated circuit being coupled to an RFID front end by means of a wired near-field interface, the RFID front end having an RFID antenna device, and the software and/or firmware to be written being sent wirelessly from an external RFID unit to the RFID antenna device and being written onto the programmable integrated circuit by means of the RFID front end and the near-field interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: GERA-IDENT GMBH, FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Weder, Andreas Heinig, Peter Steinbach, Sören Göhler, Ramin Hassan
  • Publication number: 20240115139
    Abstract: A method for determining a concentration of a target gas in blood of a human or animal animate being. The method includes the steps of: generating electromagnetic excitation radiation having a carrier frequency, wherein the carrier frequency is selected such that the target gas and an absorbing gas absorb the excitation radiation, modulating an amplitude or the carrier frequency of the excitation radiation with a modulation frequency, illuminating an absorption path superficial to a skin of the animate being with the excitation radiation, generating a sound wave by an absorption of the excitation radiation in the absorption gas, and detecting at least one of an amplitude and a phase of the sound wave as a measure of a concentration of the target gas on the absorption path. Also provided is a photoacoustic sensor for determining a concentration of a target gas in blood of a human or animal animate being.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicants: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Johannes KAPP, Katrin SCHMITT, Christian WEBER, Jürgen WÖLLENSTEIN, Hassan YASSINE
  • Patent number: 11952931
    Abstract: An exhaust emission control device has at least one exhaust gas line, at least one particulate filter and/or at least one exhaust gas catalytic converter connected to the exhaust gas line, and a heated catalyst assembly arranged upstream of the particulate filter and/or the exhaust gas catalytic converter. The heated catalyst assembly is designed to react fuel with exhaust gas, and has a housing provided with an inlet and an outlet connected to the exhaust gas line such that a partial flow of the exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas line can be fed through the inlet into the housing and can be discharged from the housing through the outlet back into the exhaust gas line downstream of the inlet. An exhaust emission control device of this type may be used in conjunction with an internal combustion engine, and may be used for emission control of exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Robert Szolak, Alexander Susdorf
  • Patent number: 11955792
    Abstract: A method for protecting at least a part of a network segment of an electrical power distribution network has: detecting voltage dips at the intermediate feeding devices of the line arrangements by the voltage dip detection devices; generating and feeding an electrical signal into the line arrangement by the signal generating device at each intermediate feeding device at which one of the voltage dips is detected, the electrical signals having frequencies different from a network frequency of the network segment; receiving the electrical signals via the line arrangements by the receiving devices of the line protection devices; detecting electrical faults on the line arrangement using the electrical signals received by the triggering device of the respective line protection device; and triggering the disconnecting device of the line protection device of the line arrangement, where an electric fault is detected, by the triggering device so that the line arrangement is electrically disconnected from the further el
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Wolfram Heckmann, Philipp STRAUß
  • Patent number: 11954874
    Abstract: A method for localizing, in a space containing at least one determined object, an object element associated to a particular 2D representation element in a determined 2D image of the space, may have: deriving a range or interval of candidate spatial positions for the imaged object element on the basis of predefined positional relationships); restricting the range or interval of candidate spatial positions to at least one restricted range or interval of admissible candidate spatial positions, wherein restricting includes at least one of: limiting the range or interval of candidate spatial positions using at least one inclusive volume surrounding at least one determined object; and limiting the range or interval of candidate spatial positions using at least one exclusive volume surrounding non-admissible candidate spatial positions; and retrieving, among the admissible candidate spatial positions of the restricted range or interval, a most appropriate candidate spatial position on the basis of similarity metrics
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Joachim Keinert, Thorsten Wolf
  • Publication number: 20240110498
    Abstract: A turbocharger has compressor arrangement configured to compress the fresh air of an internal combustion engine. The turbocharger has at least one compressor housing (with a fresh air inlet) and a fresh air outlet. At least one compressor impeller is arranged in the compressor housing, and with at least one exhaust gas turbine for driving the compressor arrangement, with at least one turbine housing with an exhaust gas inlet and an exhaust gas outlet. At least one turbine wheel is arranged in the turbine housing. A heated catalytic converter is configured to at least partially convert supplied fuel with fresh air and/or exhaust gas. The heated catalytic converter includes a catalytic converter housing with a gas inlet and a gas outlet and a fuel inlet. The catalytic converter housing and the compressor housing and/or the turbine housing are in thermal contact on at least one part surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: ROBERT SZOLAK, PAUL BEUTEL, BERND DANCKERT
  • Patent number: 11945982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an electrical sheet pack using an anaerobically curing adhesive, to an electrical sheet pack produced or producible by such a method, and to a device for creating an electrical sheet pack of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Ralph Wilken, Matthias Popp, Jost Degenhardt
  • Patent number: 11944613
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to novel treatments of neuropathic pain; in particular chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathic pain (CIPNP). The invention provides antagonists cytochrome P450 epoxygenases (CYP), and more specifically antagonists of CYP2J2, as therapeutics for use in the treatment of neuropathic pain such as CIPNP. CYP2J2 antagonists were identified to alleviate CIPNP in-vivo, and therefore are provided additionally in combination with chemotherapeutics for the treatment of diseases such as cancer or other proliferative disorders. The CYP2J2 antagonists reduce chemotherapeutic induced pain and therefore allow for a higher dosing of the chemotherapeutic during cancer treatment. In addition the invention relates to the use of CYP2J2 agonists, or metabolites of CYP2J2, for sensitizing TRPV1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Marco Sisignano, Christian Brenneis, Klaus Scholich, Gerd Geisslinger, Sebastian Zinn, Michael John Parnham
  • Patent number: 11946243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a work and recreation space module for a work environment, particularly for a production and/or presentation and/or outer environment, having an inner element which has at least one seat for a user, having a rolling device for rolling the inner element into different positions in the work environment; and an outer element which has two side walls and a roof wall connecting the side walls, wherein the inner element can be received in an inner space of the outer element delimited by side walls and roof wall; and a mechanical coupling device with which the inner element and the outer element can be coupled to one another, so that the outer element can also be rolled with the inner element into different positions in the work environment, in order to provide a work and/or recreation area that can be used flexibly in a work environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Schmid, Bastian Pokorni
  • Patent number: 11950100
    Abstract: A method to determine a jitter attack on authorization system granting permission using a resource comprising: receiving at least three subcarrier signals from an authentication device, determining a relative phase deviation from an expected relative phase behavior for the at least three subcarrier signals, and concluding on a jitter attack if the relative phase deviation fulfills a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Niels Hadaschik, Marc Fassbinder
  • Patent number: 11949519
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes one or more base stations, and one or more user devices, UEs. The base station transmits data to a UE being served by the base station, the data including control data and user data, the user data including at least first user data and second user data, the first user data associated with a first service and second data associated with second service, the first and second services having one or more different transmission requirements. Responsive to receiving in the control data a grant for a feedback transmission, the UE sends a feedback to the base station, the feedback indicating for one or more data blocks of the data a successful or non-successful reception at the UE. The control data includes a first downlink assignment index (DAI) associated with the first data, and a second DAI associated with the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Fehrenbach, Cornelius Hellge, Baris Göktepe, Thomas Wirth, Thomas Schierl
  • Patent number: 11949915
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding a sequence of pictures from a data stream is configured for decoding a picture of the sequence by: deriving a residual transform signal of the picture from the data stream; combining the residual transform signal with a buffered transform signal of a previous picture of the sequence so as to obtain a transform signal of the picture, the transform signal representing the picture in spectral components; and subjecting the transform signal to a spectral-to-spatial transformation, wherein the buffered transform signal comprises a selection out of spectral components representing the previous picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Richter, Wolfgang Heppner, Joachim Keinert, Siegfried Fößel, Herbert Thoma, Christian Scherl, Christian Minuth, Bilal Ahmed, Nisha Bhaskar, Heiko Sparenberg
  • Patent number: 11948590
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a processed audio signal representation on the basis of input audio signal representation configured to apply an un-windowing, in order to provide the processed audio signal representation on the basis of the input audio signal representation. The apparatus is configured to adapt the un-windowing in dependence on one or more signal characteristics and/or in dependence on one or more processing parameters used for a provision of the input audio signal representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Bayer, Pallavi Maben, Emmanuel Ravelli, Guillaume Fuchs, Eleni Fotopoulou, Markus Multrus