Patents by Inventor Andre Beck

Andre Beck 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: 20200235503
    Abstract: An electrical connection assembly includes a pair of conductors welded onto one another and a layer including a cyanoacrylate glue disposed in an area between the conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Martin Dressel, Florian Brabetz, Aniruddha Berikai Vasu, Jens Huber, Matthias Beck
  • Patent number: 10602914
    Abstract: A method for testing an optical investigation system, with an imaging device, a video camera and a light source for optical investigation of an object including a reference surface with predetermined optical properties being illuminated with illuminating light from a light source. An image of the reference surface is recorded by the imaging device and the video camera. An operating condition of the video camera that prevails during the recording of the image is recorded. The functionality or another property of the investigation system is determined on the basis of the recorded operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerd Beck, Andre Ehrhardt, Uwe Martin, Bernhard Gloeggler, Hilmar Schachenmayr, Bryan Kennedy, Raymond Coussa, Nathan Tang
  • Publication number: 20200049831
    Abstract: A test metric for satellite sent GNSS code signals is proposed, wherein a signal sent by each satellite i is received at different GNSS receivers, and bias-removed, averaged over the receivers and normalized measurement values are derived out of autocorrelation function values. A correlation matrix Ri,n is built from a matrix Xi,n containing the measurement values in the form of measurement value vectors {right arrow over (X)}i,k from the present time epoch tn and from previous time epochs tk with k=1, . . . , n?1, wherein a principal component analysis is done of matrix Ri,n, wherein a transformed vector {right arrow over (T)}i,n=PCi,nT·{right arrow over (X)}i,nT is calculated, with PCi,n containing at least two eigenvectors having the largest eigenvalues of all eigenpairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Sébastien Bomart, André Schüttpelz, Arberita Kusari, Frieder Beck, Ulrich Kälberer
  • Publication number: 20190350736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tensioning strap comprising a strap-shaped base body that is compressible and/or extensible in the longitudinal direction, and comprising at least one pull cable, wherein the pull cable runs at least once along the longitudinal direction of the base body, and wherein the pull cable is deflected at at least one end of the base body. The present invention also relates to various possible applications of the tensioning strap according to the invention—in particular, in the field of medical aids, orthopedic aids, or sports aids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: André Beck, Frank Albert, Hans B. Bauerfeind
  • Publication number: 20190053930
    Abstract: The invention relates to deflector (100) to deflect rope (130) in orthopedic or medical accessories, or athletic accessories, whereby the deflector comprises at least first subcomponent (110) and second subcomponent (120), whereby first subcomponent (110) and second subcomponent (120) are adjustable, respectively, with only one degree of freedom against one another, and whereby first subcomponent (110) and second subcomponent (120) exhibit, respectively, at least one rope guidance element (111, 112, 121, 122) to deflect rope (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventor: André Beck
  • Patent number: 9729603
    Abstract: A method comprises associating at least one cache replacement granularity value with a given one of a plurality of content streams comprising a number of segments, receiving a request for a given segment of the given content stream in a network element, identifying a given portion of the given content stream which contains the given segment, updating a value corresponding to the given portion of the given content stream, and determining whether to store the given portion of the given content stream in a memory of the network element based at least in part on the updated value corresponding to the given portion. The at least one cache replacement granularity value represents a given number of segments, the given content stream being separable into one or more portions based at least in part on the at least one cache replacement granularity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Andre Beck, Jairo O. Esteban, Steven A. Benno, Volker F. Hilt, Ivica Rimac, Yang Guo
  • Publication number: 20170119570
    Abstract: An articular support for supporting bones connected to one another by joints, includes at least one support splint, which is structured in at least two segments. The support splint has at least one guide per segment to receive a reinforcing element for longitudinal coupling of the at least two segments and coupling means for transverse coupling of this support splint to at least one additional neighboring support splint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventor: André BECK
  • Patent number: 9456387
    Abstract: A method of allocating resources for transmitting content from a network element in a communications network to one or more mobile devices each in communication with the network element may include receiving, at the network element, characteristic information corresponding to each of the one or more mobile devices; and generating one or more adaptive guaranteed bit rate (AGBR) values at the network element corresponding to each of the one or more mobile devices, respectively. The AGBR values may be GBR values generated for each of the one or more mobile devices based on the corresponding characteristic information. A first scheduling algorithm may be executed at the network element based on the one or more AGBR values; and resources may be allocated to the one or more mobile devices based on an output of the scheduling algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Harish Viswanathan, Nandu Gopalakrishnan, Mark M. Clougherty, Andre Beck, Gang Li, Danny De Vleesschawuer, Steve A. Benno, Ashok N. Rudrapatna
  • Publication number: 20160112534
    Abstract: A method include receiving, at a first cache device, a request to send a first asset to a second device; determining whether the first asset is stored at the first cache device; when the determining whether the first asset is stored at the first cache device indicates that first asset is not stored at the first cache device, obtaining, at the first cache device, the first asset, performing a comparison operation based on an average inter-arrival time of the first asset with respect to the first cache device and a characteristic time of the first cache device, the characteristic time of the first cache device being an average period of time assets cached at the first cache device are cached before being evicted from the first cache device, and determining whether or not to cache the obtained first asset at the first cache device based on the comparison; and sending the obtained first asset to the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Shahid AKHTAR, Andre BECK, Rob MURRAY, Ivica RIMAC
  • Publication number: 20150055561
    Abstract: The present invention supports services that span multiple service domains. In one embodiment, the present invention provides service-level interaction between an enterprise network and a non-enterprise network (or networks), thereby enabling enterprise users at remote locations (i.e., at home, on vacation, or at other locations remote from the enterprise location) to use services typically only available to the enterprise users while at the enterprise location (e.g., while in the office). The present invention provides a calendar notification service, whereby a calendar notification originating in an enterprise network is provided to a remote enterprise user via a non-enterprise network. The present invention provides an enterprise dialing plan service, whereby a remote enterprise user may register a remote user device to be able to use an enterprise dialing plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventors: Andre Beck, James R. Ensor, Markus A. Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8792439
    Abstract: The method includes retrieving subscriber and device information based on an application identifier and a GBR request indication, sending a message to a network entity, the message including a Quality of Service (QoS) Class Identifier (QCI), the QCI indicating an AGBR bearer is to be used for delivering content to a mobile unit, generating an AGBR bearer based on the QCI and a GBR setting and associating the content with the AGBR bearer. The method includes sending a message and the content to a network entity, the message including the QCI, scheduling the mobile unit on the AGBR bearer based on the QCI and communicating the content to the mobile unit based on the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Colin Kahn, Harish Viswanathan, Mark Clougherty, Andre Beck
  • Publication number: 20140089467
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a first request for a first segment of a content stream in a network element from a given one of a plurality of clients, determining in the network element whether the first segment is stored in a memory of the network element, sending a second request for the first segment from the network element to a server responsive to the determining step, receiving a response comprising the first segment in the network element from the server responsive to the second request, and sending the first segment from the network element to the given one of the plurality of clients. The first segment is related to a second segment of the content stream, the relationship being transparent to the network element but being inferable based at least in part on at least one of the first request, the response and one or more prior requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Andre Beck, Jairo O. Esteban, Steven A. Benno, Volker F. Hilt, Ivica Rimac, David S. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20140089452
    Abstract: A method comprises associating at least one cache replacement granularity value with a given one of a plurality of content streams comprising a number of segments, receiving a request for a given segment of the given content stream in a network element, identifying a given portion of the given content stream which contains the given segment, updating a value corresponding to the given portion of the given content stream, and determining whether to store the given portion of the given content stream in a memory of the network element based at least in part on the updated value corresponding to the given portion. The at least one cache replacement granularity value represents a given number of segments, the given content stream being separable into one or more portions based at least in part on the at least one cache replacement granularity value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Andre Beck, Jairo O. Esteban, Steven A. Benno, Volker F. Hilt, Ivica Rimac, Yang Guo
  • Publication number: 20130227102
    Abstract: A chunk request scheduler is provided for HTTP adaptive streaming. Requests for media chunks are scheduled over a network by requesting the media chunks over at least one connection; storing the media chunks in at least one buffer; monitoring a level of the at least one buffer; and selectively switching between at least two predefined download strategies for the request based on the buffer level. Requests for media chunks can also be scheduled over a network by obtaining an ordering of the connections based on a rate of each connection; storing the media chunks in at least one buffer; and requesting the media chunks over the ordered plurality of connections based on a size of the media chunks. For example, audio chunk requests can be scheduled over TCP connections having a lower rate order and video chunk requests can be scheduled over TCP connections having a higher rate order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc
    Inventors: Andre Beck, Jairo O. Esteban, Steven A. Benno, Volker F. Hilt, Ivica Rimac
  • Patent number: 8443052
    Abstract: A content distribution network (CDN) comprising a hierarchy of content storage nodes (CSNs) or caches having storage space that is allocated between local space for storing locally popular content objects and federated space for storing a portion of the less popular content objects. Local space and federated space based upon changes in content object popularity and/or other utility factors. Optionally, parent/child (upstream/downstream) communication paths are used to migrate content between CSNs or caches of the same or different hierarchical levels to avoid utilizing higher price top hierarchical level communications channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jairo O. Esteban, Andre Beck, Volker Hilt, Ivica Rimac
  • Publication number: 20130089033
    Abstract: The method includes retrieving subscriber and device information based on an application identifier and a GBR request indication, sending a message to a network entity, the message including a Quality of Service (QoS) Class Identifier (QCI), the QCI indicating an AGBR bearer is to be used for delivering content to a mobile unit, generating an AGBR bearer based on the QCI and a GBR setting and associating the content with the AGBR bearer. The method includes sending a message and the content to a network entity, the message including the QCI, scheduling the mobile unit on the AGBR bearer based on the QCI and communicating the content to the mobile unit based on the schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventors: Colin Kahn, Harish Viswanathan, Mark Clougherty, Andre Beck
  • Publication number: 20130091248
    Abstract: A method of allocating resources for transmitting content from a network element in a communications network to one or more mobile devices each in communication with the network element may include receiving, at the network element, characteristic information corresponding to each of the one or more mobile devices; and generating one or more adaptive guaranteed bit rate (AGBR) values at the network element corresponding to each of the one or more mobile devices, respectively. The AGBR values may be GBR values generated for each of the one or more mobile devices based on the corresponding characteristic information. A first scheduling algorithm may be executed at the network element based on the one or more AGBR values; and resources may be allocated to the one or more mobile devices based on an output of the scheduling algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicants: Alcatel-Lucent Bell N.V., ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventors: Harish Viswanathan, Nandu Gopalakrishnan, Mark M. Clougherty, Andre Beck, Gang Li, Danny De Vleeschauwer, Steve A. Benno, Ashok N. Rudrapatna
  • Patent number: 8417816
    Abstract: A content distribution network (CDN) comprising a hierarchy of content storage nodes (CSNs) or caches having storage space that is allocated between local space for storing locally popular content objects and federated space for storing a portion of the less popular content objects. Local space and federated space based upon changes in content object popularity and/or other utility factors. Optionally, parent/child (upstream/downstream) communication paths are used to migrate content between CSNs or caches of the same or different hierarchical levels to avoid utilizing higher price top hierarchical level communications channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jairo O. Esteban, Andre Beck, Volker Hilt, Ivica Rimac
  • Publication number: 20130007187
    Abstract: A content distribution network (CDN) comprising a hierarchy of content storage nodes (CSNs) or caches having storage space that is allocated between local space for storing locally popular content objects and federated space for storing a portion of the less popular content objects. Local space and federated space based upon changes in content object popularity and/or other utility factors. Optionally, parent/child (upstream/downstream) communication paths are used to migrate content between CSNs or caches of the same or different hierarchical levels to avoid utilizing higher price top hierarchical level communications channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jairo O. Esteban, Andre Beck, Volker Hilt, Ivica Rimac
  • Publication number: 20120327931
    Abstract: A method of retrieving content from a network with a host-based network and a name-based network includes receiving, at a network node, a first message including at least one of a first host-based request and a first name-based interest, and transmitting, from the network node, a second message based on the at least one of the first host-based request and the first name-based interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.
    Inventors: Jario O. Esteban, Andre Beck, Steven A. Benno, Volker F. Hilt, Ivica Rimac, Matteo Varvello