Patents by Inventor Altfried Dilly

Altfried Dilly 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: 9482703
    Abstract: A method for analyzing appliances in a power line network, comprises obtaining an electrical characteristic of the power line network, using a sensor that is connected to the power line network, and detecting an appliance connected to the power line network on the basis of the electrical characteristic of the power line network and a model profile. The model profile is based on electrical characteristics of one or more candidate appliances and on a configuration of the power line network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Altfried Dilly, Ben Eitel, Thomas Kemp, Sebastian Klenk, Stefan Uhlich
  • Patent number: 9465059
    Abstract: A method for analyzing appliances in a power line network comprises obtaining an electrical characteristic of the power line network, using a sensor that is connected to the power line network, extracting a line-neglecting feature from the electrical characteristic of the power line network, and detecting an appliance connected to the power line network based on the extracted line-neglecting feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Altfried Dilly, Ben Eitel, Thomas Kemp, Stefan Uhlich
  • Patent number: 9379923
    Abstract: A method for operating a PLC system including at least one PLC modem device, in which interferences on transmission signals of the PLC system and/or on a transmission spectrum of the PLC system are detected, the interferences are caused by influences of an impedance modulating device connected to a mains used by the PLC system for communication, and, in a case such interferences are detected, frequencies on which the impedance modulating device causes interferences are selected to be notched from power line communication and/or time periods when the impedance modulating device is in a switching mode are selected to be avoided for transmitting PLC signals. A PLC modem device and a PLC system can implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Schwager, Altfried Dilly, Ben Eitel
  • Publication number: 20140292304
    Abstract: A method for analyzing appliances in a power line network comprises obtaining an electrical characteristic of the power line network, using a sensor that is connected to the power line network, extracting a line-neglecting feature from the electrical characteristic of the power line network, and detecting an appliance connected to the power line network based on the extracted line-neglecting feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Altfried DILLY, Ben EITEL, Thomas KEMP, Stefan UHLICH
  • Publication number: 20140297209
    Abstract: A method for analyzing appliances in a power line network, comprises obtaining an electrical characteristic of the power line network, using a sensor that is connected to the power line network, and detecting an appliance connected to the power line network on the basis of the electrical characteristic of the power line network and a model profile. The model profile is based on electrical characteristics of one or more candidate appliances and on a configuration of the power line network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Altfried DILLY, Ben EITEL, Thomas KEMP, Sebastian KLENK, Stefan UHLICH
  • Patent number: 8831761
    Abstract: A method for determining a processed audio signal, comprising: establishing an ad-hoc network between a plurality of handheld devices, each handheld device having a microphone; picking up a plurality of audio signals with each microphone of the plurality of handheld devices; distributing the plurality of audio signals within the ad-hoc network such that in at least one handheld device at least two of the plurality of audio signals are available; combining, in said at least one handheld device, the at least two of the plurality of audio signals to obtain said processed audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: SONY Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Kemp, Altfried Dilly
  • Publication number: 20130142231
    Abstract: A method for operating a PLC system including at least one PLC modem device, in which interferences on transmission signals of the PLC system and/or on a transmission spectrum of the PLC system are detected, the interferences are caused by influences of an impedance modulating device connected to a mains used by the PLC system for communication, and, in a case such interferences are detected, frequencies on which the impedance modulating device causes interferences are selected to be notched from power line communication and/or time periods when the impedance modulating device is in a switching mode are selected to be avoided for transmitting PLC signals. A PLC modem device and a PLC system can implement the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Schwager, Altfried Dilly, Ben Eitel
  • Patent number: 8145005
    Abstract: A method for discriminating textured regions and homogeneous or flat regions in an image. A multi-scale or multi-resolution measurement is performed with respect to the image. Alternatively or additionally, the image is analyzed by using a prior measured noise value and a local variance value in or with respect to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Yalcin Incesu, Piergiorgio Sartor, Altfried Dilly, Oliver Erdler
  • Publication number: 20110301730
    Abstract: A method for determining a processed audio signal, comprising: establishing an ad-hoc network between a plurality of handheld devices, each handheld device having a microphone; picking up a plurality of audio signals with each microphone of the plurality of handheld devices; distributing the plurality of audio signals within the ad-hoc network such that in at least one handheld device at least two of the plurality of audio signals are available; combining, in said at least one handheld device, the at least two of the plurality of audio signals to obtain said processed audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Kemp, Altfried Dilly
  • Publication number: 20110299597
    Abstract: From first and second image data descriptive for first and second pictures captured in a first temporal distance to each other, a global motion estimator unit (110) estimates a global motion vector, which is descriptive for sign and amount of a global displacement of image portions that move with respect to a first axis both when the move at the same speed and when they move at different velocities. The global motion vector improves estimation of fast moving objects. The global motion vector estimation may rely on the evaluation of a plurality of one-dimensional profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Volker FREIBURG, Altfried DILLY, Yalcin INCESU, Oliver ERDLER
  • Patent number: 7843607
    Abstract: A method for processing digital image data (ID) is proposed wherein a step (B) of processing digital image data (ID) comprises or realizes a sub-step (B?) of image improvement with respect to said digital image data (ID) which uses or which is based on a process of re-mapping (REM) together with a process of dithering (DIT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Sartor, Altfried Dilly
  • Patent number: 7756207
    Abstract: A method for pre-processing block-based digital data that pre-processes each digital pixel based on a respective data filter arrangement or data filter matrix for a respective data pixel within at least one data block and selects, constructs, and/or supplies the data filter arrangements or data filter matrices. The method is based on operations of data shifting and/or register shifting only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Scholz, Altfried Dilly, Jörg Tappermann
  • Patent number: 7599005
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing video signals is provided wherein a synchronization state signal is generated which is descriptive for the synchronization of an output of fields/frames with the respective input of respective fields/frames of an underlying video data screen in particular on the basis of a time difference which is given by respective counted times and/or temporal changes and/or variations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Sartor, Gil Golov, Altfried Dilly
  • Publication number: 20090041373
    Abstract: A method for discriminating textured regions and homogeneous or flat regions in an image. A multi-scale or multi-resolution measurement is performed with respect to the image. Alternatively or additionally, the image is analyzed by using a prior measured noise value and a local variance value in or with respect to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Yalcin Incesu, Piergiorgio Sartor, Altfried Dilly, Oliver Erdler
  • Publication number: 20060187490
    Abstract: A method for processing digital image data (ID) is proposed wherein a step (B) of processing digital image data (ID) comprises or realizes a sub-step (B?) of image improvement with respect to said digital image data (ID) which uses or which is based on a process of re-mapping (REM) together with a process of dithering (DIT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Sartor, Altfried Dilly
  • Publication number: 20060008011
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing video signals is provided wherein a synchronization state signal is generated which is descriptive for the synchronization of an output of fields/frames with the respective input of respective fields/frames of an underlying video data screen in particular on the basis of a time difference which is given by respective counted times and/or temporal changes and/or variations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Sartor, Gil Golov, Altfried Dilly
  • Publication number: 20050281338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for pre-processing block-based digital data, wherein a pre-processing step (S5, S6) is performed for each digital pixel (X) based on a respective data filter arrangement or data filter matrix (Fk,j) for the respective data pixel (X) within at least one data block (DB) and wherein a step (S5) of selecting, constructing and/or supplying said data filter arrangements or data filter matrices (Fk,j) is essentially based on operations of data shifting and/or register shifting only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Alexander Scholz, Altfried Dilly, Jorg Tappermann