Patents by Inventor Andreas Fuchs

Andreas Fuchs 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: 20190256073
    Abstract: A modular hydraulic braking system for a rail vehicle includes a medium that transmits to an electronic unit of a vehicle. The braking system includes at least one functional module, and one universal interface for transmitting control data via a signal channel, to the transmission medium between the at least one functional module and the vehicle electronic unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Philippe ARTRU, Markus CLEV, Klaus OBERPICHLER, Andreas FUCHS
  • Patent number: 10386176
    Abstract: A diffraction measurement target that has at least a first sub-target and at least a second sub-target, and wherein (1) the first and second sub-targets each include a pair of periodic structures and the first sub-target has a different design than the second sub-target, the different design including the first sub-target periodic structures having a different pitch, feature width, space width, and/or segmentation than the second sub-target periodic structure or (2) the first and second sub-targets respectively include a first and second periodic structure in a first layer, and a third periodic structure is located at least partly underneath the first periodic structure in a second layer under the first layer and there being no periodic structure underneath the second periodic structure in the second layer, and a fourth periodic structure is located at least partly underneath the second periodic structure in a third layer under the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Kaustuve Bhattacharyya, Henricus Wilhelmus Maria Van Buel, Christophe David Fouquet, Hendrik Jan Hidde Smilde, Maurits Van Der Schaar, Arie Jeffrey Den Boef, Richard Johannes Franciscus Van Haren, Xing Lan Liu, Johannes Marcus Maria Beltman, Andreas Fuchs, Omer Abubaker Omer Adam, Michael Kubis, Martin Jacobus Johan Jak
  • Patent number: 10384662
    Abstract: Compressed air supplied into a housing is expanded for reducing air humidity in the housing in response to the expansion of the compressed air. As a result, it is possible in a simple manner for a component to be operated in a dry environment. The component can be dried and condensation on the component can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS MOBILITY GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10388287
    Abstract: Audio encoder for encoding a multichannel signal is shown. The audio encoder includes a downmixer for downmixing the multichannel signal to obtain a downmix signal, a linear prediction domain core encoder for encoding the downmix signal, wherein the downmix signal has a low band and a high band, wherein the linear prediction domain core encoder is configured to apply a bandwidth extension processing for parametrically encoding the high band, a filterbank for generating a spectral representation of the multichannel signal, and a joint multichannel encoder configured to process the spectral representation including the low band and the high band of the multichannel signal to generate multichannel information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Guillaume Fuchs, Emmanuel Ravelli, Christian Neukam, Konstantin Schmidt, Conrad Benndorf, Andreas Niedermeier, Benjamin Schubert, Ralf Geiger
  • Patent number: 10376731
    Abstract: A pedal drive system, in particular for an electric vehicle or a training apparatus, and for generating electrical power from muscle power of a user with at least one pedal and an electric generator, connected mechanically with said at least one pedal, is provided. To improve the haptic feel and feedback at the pedal, a control unit is provided for controlling a feedback torque, applied at said pedal, wherein the control unit comprises a haptic renderer, configured for control of said feedback torque based on at least one predefined pedal reference trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SWISSMOVE C/O ANWALTS-UND WIRTSCHAFTSKANZLEI KMUFORUM GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20190228182
    Abstract: The invention regards a method and system for recording observation data without violating privacy. Environment is sensed and observation data including information on the sensed environment is generated. The observation data is processed for determining presence of one or more persons in the sensed environment. Those person(s) amongst the present person(s) that did not agree to store their private data are identified and privacy compliant observation data is generated by obfuscating the private data of these persons. The privacy compliant observation data is store for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nils EINECKE, Stefan FUCHS, Andreas RICHTER, Christiane KNORZ
  • Publication number: 20190221218
    Abstract: A schematic block diagram of an audio encoder for encoding a multichannel audio signal is shown. The audio encoder includes a linear prediction domain encoder, a frequency domain encoder, and a controller for switching between the linear prediction domain encoder and the frequency domain encoder. The controller is configured such that a portion of the multichannel signal is represented either by an encoded frame of the linear prediction domain encoder or by an encoded frame of the frequency domain encoder. The linear prediction domain encoder includes a downmixer for downmixing the multichannel signal to obtain a downmixed signal. The linear prediction domain encoder further includes a linear prediction domain core encoder for encoding the downmix signal and furthermore, the linear prediction domain encoder includes a first joint multichannel encoder for generating first multichannel information from the multichannel signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Guillaume FUCHS, Emmanuel RAVELLI, Christian NEUKAM, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Conrad BENNDORF, Andreas NIEDERMEIER, Benjamin SCHUBERT, Ralf GEIGER
  • Publication number: 20190198030
    Abstract: A processor for processing an audio signal has: an analyzer for deriving a window control signal from the audio signal indicating a change from a first asymmetric window to a second window, or indicating a change from a third window to a fourth asymmetric window, wherein the second window is shorter than the first window, or wherein the third window is shorter than the fourth window; a window constructor for constructing the second window using a first overlap portion of the first asymmetric window, wherein the window constructor is configured to determine a first overlap portion of the second window using a truncated first overlap portion of the first asymmetric window, or wherein the window constructor is configured to calculate a second overlap portion of the third window using a truncated second overlap portion of the fourth asymmetric window; and a windower for applying the first and second windows or the third and fourth windows to obtain windowed audio signal portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Matthias NEUSINGER, Andreas NIEDERMEIER, Markus SCHNELL
  • Patent number: 10293432
    Abstract: A hand displaceable laser welding gun is configured with an elongated support column extending along a longitudinal axis and made from lightweight material. A support plate is displaceably mounted to the column while supporting thereon an optical head axially which is provided with optics. The optics is configured to direct a laser beam along a path towards a welding zone through a protective window of the optical head. The laser welding gun further is structured with a first arm mounted to the support plate and extending along a longitudinal axis of the gun diametrically opposite to the optical head. The inner surface of the displaceable arm has an inner surface defining a tunnel which is aligned with the optical head and axially traversed by the laser beam, a first axially flowing stream of pressurized gaseous medium, and a second axially flowing stream of gaseous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Valentin Fomin, Anton Starovoytov, Andrey Abramov, Valentin Gapontsev, Artjom Fuchs, Ingo Schramm, Eugene Shcherbakov, Holger Mamerow, Andreas Michalzik
  • Patent number: 10286575
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating plastic preforms, having a microwave generating device which generates microwaves, and having a resonator device which forms a receiving space into which the plastic preforms can be introduced so as to be acted upon by the microwaves in the resonator device in order to be heated, wherein the apparatus has a reflector element which is arranged at least partially in the receiving space and which is suitable and intended for conducting microwaves in the direction of a base region of the plastic preforms. According to the invention, the reflector element is movable relative to the receiving space and the apparatus has a drive device for moving the reflector element relative to the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kursawe, Florian Fuchs, Johann Zimmerer, Konrad Senn, Martin Kammerl
  • Publication number: 20190054931
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes an electric drive including a housing and power semiconductors arranged in the housing, and a braking system configured for operation with compressed air. The housing and the braking system are interconnected such as to enable supply of compressed air from the braking system to an interior of the housing. A depressurization device is arranged between the housing and the braking system such as to enable compressed air which is supplied to the housing to be depressurized prior to being supplied to the interior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: ANDREAS FUCHS
  • Patent number: 10197095
    Abstract: A hydrodynamic plain bearing has a bearing shell with an inner surface forming a bearing surface for a rotating shaft or the like. The bearing surface, in order to form a bearing having a multi-wedge bore, has a plurality of surface segments arranged one after the other in the circumferential direction and each forming a circle segment having a radius R by way of the inner circumference of the surface segments. The center point of the circle segment of each surface segment is shifted relative to a center point of the bearing shell by an eccentricity. The bearing shell has two halves, each extending over 180° of the bearing surface and joined in a joint plane. At least one surface segment is offset from the center point of the bearing shell along an offset plane at an angle to the joint plane in the circumferential direction of the bearing shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Althaus, Ulrich Kempter, Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20190031284
    Abstract: A pedal drive system, in particular for an electric vehicle or a training apparatus, and for generating electrical power from muscle power of a user with at least one pedal and an electric generator, connected mechanically with said at least one pedal, is provided. To improve the haptic feel and feedback at the pedal, a control unit is provided for controlling a feedback torque, applied at said pedal, wherein the control unit comprises a haptic renderer, configured for control of said feedback torque based on at least one predefined pedal reference trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Swissmove AG
    Inventor: Andreas Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10033256
    Abstract: A device for reversing the direction of rotation and/or for adjusting the carbon brushes for a reversible electric motor, in particular for an electric hand tool, with a base and with a mount, which is mounted pivotably on the base and on which brushholders for the carbon brushes wiping over the collector of the electric motor are arranged. The electric motor can be driven by means of power electronics, such as a pulse width controller, a phase gating controller, a phase chopping controller or the like. The power electronics are arranged on the base and/or on the mount. The device furthermore has fixed contacts and switching contacts, which interact with alternate contact-making for reversing the direction of rotation of the electric motor as the mount is pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Klaus Fiederer, Lars Girsberger, Emiliano Villanova
  • Patent number: 9786044
    Abstract: A scatterometer is used in a dark-field imaging mode to measure asymmetry-related parameters such as overlay. Measurements of small grating targets are made using identical optical paths, with the target in two orientations to obtain separate measurements of +1 and ?1 diffraction orders. In this way, intensity scaling differences (tool asymmetry) are avoided. However, additive intensity defects due to stray radiation (ghosts) in the optical system cannot be avoided. Additive intensity issues strongly depend on the ratio between 0th and 1st order diffraction and are therefore strongly substrate (process) dependent. Calibration measurements are made on a few representative target gratings having biases. The calibration measurements are made, using not only different substrate rotations but also complementary apertures. Corrections are calculated and applied to correct asymmetry, to reduce error caused by stray radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Peter Hanzen Wardenier, Amandev Singh, Maxime D'Alfonso, Hilko Dirk Bos
  • Publication number: 20170282883
    Abstract: Compressed air supplied into a housing is expanded for reducing air humidity in the housing in response to the expansion of the compressed air. As a result, it is possible in a simple manner for a component to be operated in a dry environment. The component can be dried and condensation on the component can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: ANDREAS FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20170241759
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for identifying geometric deviations of a real motion guide from an ideal motion guide in a coordinate-measuring machine having a sensor for measuring a workpiece, or in a machine tool having a tool for processing a workpiece, wherein the coordinate-measuring machine or the machine tool has a movable part which is guided along the motion guide and by the motion guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Elmar WERNER, Andreas FUCHS, Dominic BULLING
  • Patent number: 9594311
    Abstract: The present invention makes the use of measurement of a diffraction spectrum in or near an image plane in order to determine a property of an exposed substrate. In particular, the positive and negative first diffraction orders are separated or diverged, detected and their intensity measured. The intensity of each of the first diffraction orders from the diffraction spectrum are compared to determine overlay (or other properties) of exposed layers on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Maurits Van Der Schaar, Andreas Fuchs, Martyn John Coogans
  • Patent number: 9594310
    Abstract: The present invention makes the use of measurement of a diffraction spectrum in or near an image plane in order to determine a property of an exposed substrate. In particular, the positive and negative first diffraction orders are separated or diverged, detected and their intensity measured. The intensity of each of the first diffraction orders from the diffraction spectrum are compared to determine overlay (or other properties) of exposed layers on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Maurits Van Der Schaar, Andreas Fuchs, Martyn John Coogans
  • Patent number: 9515753
    Abstract: An AM/FM radio system for a vehicle that is selectively impedance matched to the particular tuned frequency of interest so that noise received by other frequencies does not affect the received signal. The radio system includes an HMI allowing a user to select an AM or FM radio station and a radio tuner responsive to a signal from the HMI identifying the selected radio station. The tuner tunes the radio system to the radio station, and provides a signal to the HMI identifying the radio station. The HMI places a message on a vehicle bus identifying the radio station that the radio tuner is tuned to. An antenna controller receives the message from the vehicle bus to selectively control an impedance matrix to provide impedance matching for the selected radio station frequency. The antenna controller also selectively tunes antenna radiating elements to the particular tuned frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, KATHREIN AUTOMOTIVE NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Gregg R. Kittinger, Andreas Fuchs, Elias Ghafari