Patents by Inventor Andreas Brauer

Andreas Brauer 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: 20210090692
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method comprises accessing a target database comprising at least one table associated with a first concept or property of a reference ontology, defining a data source ontology for a data source comprising a dataset, said data source ontology comprising a second concept or property, wherein said second concept or property is different from said first concept or property, and creating a link between said second concept or property and said first concept or property, said link defining to which table of said target database data of said dataset, associated with said second concept or property, is related.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Anke Schmeink, Sandra Geisler, Andreas Brauers, Christoph Josef Quix
  • Patent number: 10878945
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method comprises accessing (110) a target database (107) comprising at least one table associated with a first concept or property of a reference ontology (101), defining (120) a data source ontology (104) for a data source (102) comprising a dataset, said data source ontology (104) comprising a second concept or property, wherein said second concept or property is different from said first concept or property, and creating (140) a link between said second concept or property and said first concept or property, said link defining to which table of said target database data of said dataset, associated with said second concept or property, is related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips, N.V.
    Inventors: Anke Schmeink, Sandra Geisler, Andreas Brauers, Christoph Josef Quix
  • Publication number: 20200357103
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging device that is, on the one hand, able to provide image information on a scene and, on the other hand, allows obtaining high lateral resolution and/or a wide total field of view, is described. The multi-aperture imaging device is provided with a first plurality of optical channels for projecting overlapping first partial fields of view of a total field of view on first image sensor areas of an image sensor of the multi-aperture imaging device, as well as with a second arrangement of optical channels for projecting at least a part of of the total field of view on a second image sensor area of the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Frank WIPPERMANN, Andreas BRÜCKNER, Andreas BRÄUER, Alexander OBERDÖRSTER
  • Publication number: 20200221032
    Abstract: In order to achieve a relatively small installation height of a multi-aperture imaging device having a one-line array of adjacently arranged optical channels, lenses of the optics of the optical channels are attached to a main side of a substrate by one or more lens holders and are mechanically connected via the substrate, the substrate being positioned such that the optical paths of the plurality of optical channels pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Frank WIPPERMANN, Andreas BRÜCKNER, Andreas BRÄUER, Alexander OBERDÖRSTER
  • Patent number: 10708570
    Abstract: A 3D multi-aperture imaging device includes a plurality of image sensor areas. The 3D multi-aperture imaging device includes a first plurality of optical channels for projecting overlapping first partial fields of view of a total field of view on first image sensor areas of the image sensor and includes a second plurality of optical channels for projecting second partial fields of view of the total field of view overlapping each other and the first partial fields of view on second image sensor areas. The first and second pluralities of optical channels are arranged laterally offset from one another. The 3D multi-aperture imaging device includes a processor that is configured to receive image sensor data from the image sensor that is configured to provide an output signal including a data header, wherein the data header includes information regarding the structure of the 3D multi-aperture imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Andreas Bräuer
  • Patent number: 10701340
    Abstract: A 3D multi-aperture imaging device that is, on the one hand, able to provide 3D information on a scene and, on the other hand, allows obtaining high lateral resolution and/or a wide total field of view, is described. The 3 D multi-aperture imaging device is provided with a first plurality of optical channels for projecting overlapping first partial fields of view of a total field of view on first image sensor areas of an image sensor of the 3D multi-aperture imaging device, as well as with a second plurality of optical channels for projecting overlapping second partial fields of view of the total field of view on second image sensor areas of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Andreas Bräuer, Alexander Oberdörster
  • Patent number: 10630902
    Abstract: In order to achieve a relatively small installation height of a multi-aperture imaging device having a one-line array of adjacently arranged optical channels, lenses of the optics of the optical channels are attached to a main side of a substrate by one or more lens holders and are mechanically connected via the substrate, the substrate being positioned such that the optical paths of the plurality of optical channels pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Andreas Bräuer, Alexander Oberdörster
  • Patent number: 10560617
    Abstract: A device includes a housing having a first transparent area and a second transparent area and a multi-aperture imaging device arranged inside the housing and including a beam deflector. The device includes a first diaphragm and a second diaphragm, the portable device having a first operating state and a second operating state. In the first operating state, the beam deflector deflects an optical path of the imaging device such that it passes through the first transparent area and that the second diaphragm at least partly optically closes the second transparent area. In the second operating state, the beam deflector deflects the optical path of the imaging device such that it passes through the second transparent area. In the second operating state, the first diaphragm at least partly optically closes the first transparent area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Andreas Bräuer, Alexander Oberdörster
  • Patent number: 10362229
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging device includes a one-line array of adjacently arranged optical channels and beam-deflecting unit for deflecting an optical path of the optical channels. The beam-deflecting unit includes a first position and a second position between which the beam-deflecting unit is translationally moveable along a line extension direction of the one-line array. The beam-deflecting unit is configured such that it deflects the optical path of each optical channel into mutually different directions depending on whether it is located in the first position or in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Andreas Bräuer, Alexander Oberdörster
  • Patent number: 10334172
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging device includes an image sensor, a single-line array of juxtaposed optical channels, wherein each optical channel includes optics for projecting a partial area of an object area on an image sensor area of the image sensor and beam deflector for deflecting an optical path of the optical channels. The multi-aperture imaging device includes an actuator unit for generating a relative movement between the image sensor, the single-line array and the beam deflector, wherein the actuator unit is arranged such that the same is arranged at least partly between two planes that are spanned by sides of a cuboid, wherein the sides of the cuboid are oriented parallel to one another as well to a line extension direction of the single-line array and part of the optical path of the optical channels between the image sensor and the beam deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Andreas Bräuer, Alexander Oberdörster
  • Publication number: 20190068950
    Abstract: A 3D multi-aperture imaging device includes a plurality of image sensor areas. The 3D multi-aperture imaging device includes a first plurality of optical channels for projecting overlapping first partial fields of view of a total field of view on first image sensor areas of the image sensor and includes a second plurality of optical channels for projecting second partial fields of view of the total field of view overlapping each other and the first partial fields of view on second image sensor areas. The first and second pluralities of optical channels are arranged laterally offset from one another. The 3D multi-aperture imaging device includes a processor that is configured to receive image sensor data from the image sensor that is configured to provide an output signal including a data header, wherein the data header includes information regarding the structure of the 3D multi-aperture imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Frank WIPPERMANN, Andreas BRÜCKNER, Andreas BRÄUER
  • Publication number: 20180198963
    Abstract: A device includes a housing having a first transparent area and a second transparent area and a multi-aperture imaging device arranged inside the housing and including a beam deflector. The device includes a first diaphragm and a second diaphragm, the portable device having a first operating state and a second operating state. In the first operating state, the beam deflector deflects an optical path of the imaging device such that it passes through the first transparent area and that the second diaphragm at least partly optically closes the second transparent area. In the second operating state, the beam deflector deflects the optical path of the imaging device such that it passes through the second transparent area. In the second operating state, the first diaphragm at least partly optically closes the first transparent area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Frank WIPPERMANN, Andreas BRÜCKNER, Andreas BRÄUER, Alexander OBERDÖRSTER
  • Publication number: 20180184068
    Abstract: A 3D multi-aperture imaging device that is, on the one hand, able to provide 3D information on a scene and, on the other hand, allows obtaining high lateral resolution and/or a wide total field of view, is described. The 3 D multi-aperture imaging device is provided with a first plurality of optical channels for projecting overlapping first partial fields of view of a total field of view on first image sensor areas of an image sensor of the 3D multi-aperture imaging device, as well as with a second plurality of optical channels for projecting overlapping second partial fields of view of the total field of view on second image sensor areas of the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Frank WIPPERMANN, Andreas BRÜCKNER, Andreas BRÄUER, Alexander OBERDÖRSTER
  • Publication number: 20180176471
    Abstract: In order to achieve a relatively small installation height of a multi-aperture imaging device having a one-line array of adjacently arranged optical channels, lenses of the optics of the optical channels are attached to a main side of a substrate by one or more lens holders and are mechanically connected via the substrate, the substrate being positioned such that the optical paths of the plurality of optical channels pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Frank WIPPERMANN, Andreas BRÜCKNER, Andreas BRÄUER, Alexander OBERDÖRSTER
  • Publication number: 20180176473
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging device includes a one-line array of adjacently arranged optical channels and beam-deflecting unit for deflecting an optical path of the optical channels. The beam-deflecting unit includes a first position and a second position between which the beam-deflecting unit is translationally moveable along a line extension direction of the one-line array. The beam-deflecting unit is configured such that it deflects the optical path of each optical channel into mutually different directions depending on whether it is located in the first position or in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Frank WIPPERMANN, Andreas BRÜCKNER, Andreas BRÄUER, Alexander OBERDÖRSTER
  • Publication number: 20180176472
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging device includes an image sensor, a single-line array of juxtaposed optical channels, wherein each optical channel includes optics for projecting a partial area of an object area on an image sensor area of the image sensor and beam deflector for deflecting an optical path of the optical channels. The multi-aperture imaging device includes an actuator unit for generating a relative movement between the image sensor, the single-line array and the beam deflector, wherein the actuator unit is arranged such that the same is arranged at least partly between two planes that are spanned by sides of a cuboid, wherein the sides of the cuboid are oriented parallel to one another as well to a line extension direction of the single-line array and part of the optical path of the optical channels between the image sensor and the beam deflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brückner, Andreas Bräuer, Alexander Oberdörster
  • Patent number: 9788791
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a patient monitoring system for monitoring cardio pulmonary performance or the like by means of capacitive measurement. Further the invention relates to a method for monitoring cardio pulmonary performance or the like by means of a capacitive measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Brauers, Olaf Such, Jens Muehlsteff, Harald Reiter
  • Patent number: 9649043
    Abstract: A method of determining body position uses ECG sensors at fixed positions, not fixed to the patient. The ECG signals recorded from the sensors are used to detect body position, using the variation of ECG potential over the surface of the body. The results may be processed by measuring artifacts related to the angle between the sensors and the heart, in particular the polarity of the QRS complex. The sensors may be fixed on the upper surface of a bed and used to measure sleep position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mohammed Meftah, Andreas Brauers
  • Patent number: 9596998
    Abstract: Sensor arrangement, comprising at least one ballistocardiographic sensor for detecting body movements of a subject and at least one noise sensor for detecting vibration, method of ballistocardiographic detection of body movements, ballistocardiographic sensor system and uses of the sensor arrangement. It is suggested to pickup an external noise signal using an inertia sensor that is vibration isolated from a subject under ballistocardiographic examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jens Muehlsteff, Andreas Brauers
  • Patent number: 9179863
    Abstract: A bed exit warning system is used in monitoring a user on a bed that include one or more sensors for measuring one or more physiological characteristics of the user and for producing corresponding signals indicative of the one more physiological characteristics. A processor is configured to monitor the corresponding signals and to determine the likelihood that the user is about to get out of the bed from changes in the one or more physiological characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Brauers, Kai Eck, Kurt Stadlthanner, Xavier L. M. A. Aubert