Patents by Inventor Andreas Rath

Andreas Rath 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: 10347268
    Abstract: A device for calculating loudspeaker signals for a plurality of loudspeakers while using a plurality of audio sources, an audio source including an audio signal, includes a forward transform stage for transforming each audio signal, block-by-block, to a spectral domain so as to obtain for each audio signal a plurality of temporally consecutive short-term spectra, a memory for storing a plurality of temporally consecutive short-term spectra for each audio signal, a memory access controller for accessing a specific short-term spectrum among the plurality of short-term spectra for a combination consisting of a loudspeaker and an audio signal on the basis of a delay value, a filter stage for filtering the specific short-term spectrum for the combination of the audio signal and the loudspeaker by using a filter provided for the combination of the audio signal and the loudspeaker, so that a filtered shot-term spectrum is obtained for each combination of an audio signal and a loudspeaker, a summing stage for summing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Franck, Michael Rath, Christoph Sladeczek
  • Publication number: 20170145991
    Abstract: A vibratory drive includes a pulse generator and at least one actuator. The actuator includes a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber, the volumes of which are adjustable in phase opposition. The first fluid chamber has a fluid connection to a third fluid chamber in the pulse generator. The second fluid chamber has a fluid connection to a fourth fluid chamber in the pulse generator. The third and fourth fluid chambers each have portions that are defined by linearly moveable defining elements. The pulse generator includes a rotor that rotates relative to a first axis of rotation and that defines respective portions of the third fluid chamber and the fourth fluid chamber. The defining elements are linearly moveable in the rotor. The pulse generator includes a coupling element that is separate from the rotor. The defining elements are coupled in their movement to that of the coupling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Rath, Timo Nafz
  • Patent number: 9533635
    Abstract: A network component has a signal processing device having a processor, at least one voltage source that can be connected to a supply network of the vehicle, and at least one coupling device connected to the signal processing device and the voltage source. Lines of at least one network segment of the vehicle network can be connected to the coupling device for the simultaneous signal connection of the network segment to the signal processing device and for the voltage supply of the network segment by the voltage source. The voltage source is configured such that a voltage ratio between at least one supply voltage provided by the voltage source and the voltage provided by the supply network can be selected from a selection of several predetermined voltage ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Nöbauer, Andreas Rath
  • Patent number: 9413549
    Abstract: A method and system for activating at least one temporarily inactive network component of a network system for a vehicle central network device of the network system is connected via signals to the network component by a path inside the network system extending at least partially across a network segment of the network system. The network segment connecting, via signals, the network component and a first activation device associated therewith to a switch device arranged in the path and to a second activation device associated therewith in an unbranched manner. The central network device responds to the first activation device by the switch device by sending a network function control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Balbierer, Josef Nöbauer, Andreas Rath
  • Publication number: 20150321627
    Abstract: A network component has a signal processing device having a processor, at least one voltage source that can be connected to a supply network of the vehicle, and at least one coupling device connected to the signal processing device and the voltage source. Lines of at least one network segment of the vehicle network can be connected to the coupling device for the simultaneous signal connection of the network segment to the signal processing device and for the voltage supply of the network segment by the voltage source. The voltage source is configured such that a voltage ratio between at least one supply voltage provided by the voltage source and the voltage provided by the supply network can be selected from a selection of several predetermined voltage ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Josef NÖBAUER, Andreas RATH
  • Publication number: 20120320793
    Abstract: A method and system for activating at least one temporarily inactive network component of a network system for a vehicle central network device of the network system is connected via signals to the network component by a path inside the network system extending at least partially across a network segment of the network system. The network segment connecting, via signals, the network component and a first activation device associated therewith to a switch device arranged in the path and to a second activation device associated therewith in an unbranched manner. The central network device responds to the first activation device by of the switch device by sending a network function control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Norbert Balbierer, Josef Nöbauer, Andreas Rath
  • Patent number: 6038740
    Abstract: After a release, a screwed connection of a hinge bracket for a vehicle door is to be returned into a precisely preadjusted condition. For this purpose, an alignable thread plate is fixed by an additional fixing screw in an adjusted position in the part to which the hinge bracket is to be screwed. As a result, a released screwed connection of a hinge flange is restored in a simple and secure manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler
    Inventors: Heinz Hoger, Andreas Rath