Patents by Inventor Andreas Medler

Andreas Medler 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: 20240190983
    Abstract: The present invention provides a binding molecule that specifically binds TNFR2, but not TNFR1. Preferably the binding molecule is an Fc?R-independent agonist of TNFR2 and more preferably has a valency of at least two for binding TNFR2. The binding molecules have a variety of uses including diagnostic and therapeutic. The ability of the binding molecules to be able to modulate immune responses means that they are particularly suited for treating autoimmune diseases, or inflammatory conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Harald Wajant, Andreas Beilhack, Juliane Medler, Tim Steinfatt, Luc Van Rompaey
  • Patent number: 10261653
    Abstract: A method for making available a user interface, in particular in a vehicle, in which one or more graphic objects are displayed on a display with a touch-sensitive surface, an operator controlled intention which can be assigned to an operator controlled area of the display is determined in a contactless fashion in a space in the viewing direction in front of the display, and an operator controlled action is implemented by touching one of the graphic objects in the operator-controlled area of the display. Three-dimensional graphics data are calculated for a graphic object in the operator-controlled area of the display, and that when the operator-controlled intention has been determined, the graphic object in the operator-controlled area is emphasized visually in that the display of the graphic object which can be perceived over an area in the plane of the display is changed into a display which can be perceived spatially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Heino Wengelnik, Mathias Kuhn, Gustav Hofmann, Andreas Medler, Frank Althoff
  • Patent number: 10235015
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display surface of an operator control device in a vehicle, wherein data for a menu structure having menus in different levels is stored in a memory and the presence of an actuating object in a detection region is detected and the menus of the menu structure include a subsurface for displaying vehicle-specific information, wherein the subsurface having the vehicle-specific information is displayed or modified in the associated menu on the display surface only if it is detected that the actuating object enters into the detection region or exits from the detection region. Also disclosed is a corresponding operator control device in the vehicle for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Heino Wengelnik, Andreas Medler
  • Patent number: 10168858
    Abstract: A method for displaying information in a vehicle, in which list entries from a list are allocated to graphical objects and, in a main view, a partial amount of the graphical objects are displayed by a display device arranged in the vehicle; a control device modifying the graphical data, as a result of an input from an input device, so that the graphical objects in the displayed partial amount are modified. As the result of an input using an input device, the control device changes to a configuration mode which determines which graphical objects are allocated to the partial amount whose graphical objects are displayed in the main view. Also disclosed is a device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Heino Wengelnik, Andreas Medler, Ralf Siegel
  • Publication number: 20160110033
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display surface of an operator control device in a vehicle, wherein data for a menu structure having menus in different levels is stored in a memory and the presence of an actuating object in a detection region is detected and the menus of the menu structure include a subsurface for displaying vehicle-specific information, wherein the subsurface having the vehicle-specific information is displayed or modified in the associated menu on the display surface only if it is detected that the actuating object enters into the detection region or exits from the detection region. Also disclosed is a corresponding operator control device in the vehicle for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Heino WENGELNIK, Andreas MEDLER
  • Publication number: 20150286367
    Abstract: A method for displaying information in a vehicle, in which list entries from a list are allocated to graphical objects and, in a main view, a partial amount of the graphical objects are displayed by a display device arranged in the vehicle; a control device modifying the graphical data, as a result of an input from an input device, so that the graphical objects in the displayed partial amount are modified. As the result of an input using an input device, the control device changes to a configuration mode which determines which graphical objects are allocated to the partial amount whose graphical objects are displayed in the main view. Also disclosed is a device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Heino Wengelnik, Andreas Medler, Ralf Siegel
  • Publication number: 20150212641
    Abstract: An operating interface comprising a touch-sensitive display element and at least one sensor formed to display information to a user on the display element to register touching of the display element with a touch element by the user and to register the presence of the touch element in a recognition region, the recognition region adjoining a side of the display element which faces the user. The interface also includes a control circuit formed to control the display element so the display element reproduces information facilitating operation of the operating interface on the display element when the touch element is located in the recognition region for a predetermined period of time without touching of the display element being registered during that time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Volkmar Tanneberger, Heino Wengelnik, Andreas Medler, Frank Althoff
  • Patent number: 8988358
    Abstract: An input device, e.g., for a motor vehicle, includes a display for displaying variable information, and a touch screen, disposed above the display, for inputting instructions by touching the touch screen, and the input device including a control system for generating a selection marking displayable on the display, and for displacing the selection marking displayed by the display according to a touching motion across the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Medler, Ulrike Wehling, Alf Pollex, Dino Göhler, Jan Michaelis, Rainer Dehmann, Kyoung Sun Han
  • Publication number: 20140215403
    Abstract: A method for making available a user interface, in particular in a vehicle, in which one or more graphic objects are displayed on a display with a touch-sensitive surface, an operator controlled intention which can be assigned to an operator controlled area of the display is determined in a contactless fashion in a space in the viewing direction in front of the display, and an operator controlled action is implemented by touching one of the graphic objects in the operator-controlled area of the display. Three-dimensional graphics data are calculated for a graphic object in the operator-controlled area of the display, and that when the operator-controlled intention has been determined, the graphic object in the operator-controlled area is emphasized visually in that the display of the graphic object which can be perceived over an area in the plane of the display is changed into a display which can be perceived spatially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Heino Wengelnik, Mathias Kuhn, Gustav Hofmann, Andreas Medler, Frank Althoff
  • Patent number: 8229626
    Abstract: The multi-function control device for a motor vehicle has a plurality of operating elements, function groups and/or functions subordinate to the function groups being operable via the operating elements, the function groups having one or more menu levels, which are displayable via a display device, and one or more function groups being active, and a selected function group from among the group of the active function groups, and/or at least one function subordinate to the selected function group is displayable using the display device, it being possible to access non-selected, active function groups and/or at least one function subordinate to the non-selected function group, within the selected function group without leaving the context of the selected function group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Medler, Jan Michaelis, Frank Hauschild, Kyoung Sun Han
  • Patent number: 8026902
    Abstract: An input device, e.g., for a motor vehicle, includes: a display for the visual representation of an operating element; a touch screen disposed above the display for detecting a touching contact of the touch screen in the region of the operating element; and a control system for displacing the operating element, represented with the aid of the display, according to a touching motion across the touch screen, and the input device including an actuator for deflecting the touch screen when the operating element attains a predefined position or is moved a predefined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Medler, Ulrike Wehling, Alf Pollex, Jan Michaelis, Rainer Dehmann, Kyoung Sun Han
  • Patent number: 7669543
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle, e.g., an instrument cluster, includes at least one first display device emitting image-forming light, and at least one illuminated and/or self-luminous electromechanical second display device. The first display device is arranged in a visual field of an observer. The second electromechanical display device is arranged at an angle to the first display device, and a combination element is provided between the first display device and the electromechanical display device, the combination device being transparent to the image-forming light in the first display device and reflective to the image-forming light of the electromechanical second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Bernd Soltendieck, Robert Hofmann, Gustav Hofmann, Andreas Medler, Mathias Kuhn, Michael Bauer
  • Publication number: 20090228158
    Abstract: The multi-function control device for a motor vehicle has a plurality of operating elements, function groups and/or functions subordinate to the function groups being operable via the operating elements, the function groups having one or more menu levels, which are displayable via a display device, and one or more function groups being active, and a selected function group from among the group of the active function groups, and/or at least one function subordinate to the selected function group is displayable using the display device, it being possible to access non-selected, active function groups and/or at least one function subordinate to the non-selected function group, within the selected function group without leaving the context of the selected function group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Medler, Jan Michaelis, Frank Hauschild, Kyoung Sun Han
  • Publication number: 20070146341
    Abstract: An input device, e.g., for a motor vehicle, includes: a display for the visual representation of an operating element; a touch screen disposed above the display for detecting a touching contact of the touch screen in the region of the operating element; and a control system for displacing the operating element, represented with the aid of the display, according to a touching motion across the touch screen, and the input device including an actuator for deflecting the touch screen when the operating element attains a predefined position or is moved a predefined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Andreas Medler, Ulrike Wehling, Alf Pollex, Jan Michaelis, Rainer Dehmann, Kyoung Han
  • Publication number: 20070146342
    Abstract: An input device, e.g., for a motor vehicle, includes a display for displaying variable information, and a touch screen, disposed above the display, for inputting instructions by touching the touch screen, and the input device including a control system for generating a selection marking displayable on the display, and for displacing the selection marking displayed by the display according to a touching motion across the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Andreas Medler, Ulrike Wehling, Alf Pollex, Dino Gohler, Jan Michaelis, Rainer Dehmann, Kyoung Han
  • Publication number: 20060278155
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle, e.g., an instrument cluster, includes at least one first display device emitting image-forming light, and at least one illuminated and/or self-luminous electromechanical second display device. The first display device is arranged in a visual field of an observer. The second electromechanical display device is arranged at an angle to the first display device, and a combination element is provided between the first display device and the electromechanical display device, the combination device being transparent to the image-forming light in the first display device and reflective to the image-forming light of the electromechanical second display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Bernd Soltendieck, Robert Hofmann, Gustav Hofmann, Andreas Medler, Mathias Kuhn, Michael Bauer