Patents by Inventor Andreas Schmidt

Andreas Schmidt 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: 20190075536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of determining a transmission time interval length to be used for communications between a user equipment device and a base station in response to a new service request, wherein the transmission time interval length is selected dependent on a timing advance value to be used by the user equipment device for communication with the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Hans, Andreas Schmidt, Maik Bienas
  • Patent number: 10212662
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for enabling wireless communication devices in a cellular wireless network to utilize small cells having coverage within a macro cell are disclosed herein. User equipment (UE) can detect the need for using a booster providing a small cell, detect availability of small cells and submit a request to infrastructure of the cellular wireless network to aid in connection with the booster that provides the small cell. The request can be enhanced with small cell location queries, small cell activation requests and/or assistance data to enable meaningful small cell selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Maik Bienas, Michael Faerber, Martin Hans
  • Publication number: 20190053015
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing enhanced access options for wireless access points (e.g., cellular femtocells). These access options in one embodiment include various grades or levels of private and public access to available femtocell services. Each service may be separately assigned a various access type, such that a femtocell may service multiple users both within the “closed” group authorized by the femtocell white list, and non-members. In one variant, a femtocell broadcasts enhanced system information to all terminals (regardless of member/non-member status) such that a non-CSG (Closed Subscriber Group) member terminal or UE is capable of obtaining partial service access within the femtocell. Broadcast multimedia or other services can be delivered to both CSG members and non-members, advantageously without having to establish a dedicated connection for the non-member users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas SCHMIDT, Martin Hans, Maik Bienas
  • Publication number: 20190052309
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of operating a non-orthogonal multiple access, NOMA, communications network, the method comprising receiving from each of a plurality of user equipment, UE, devices at least one radio resource measurement report; processing the radio resource measurement reports to select a group of UE devices of the plurality of UE devices as a NOMA group; for the UE devices in the NOMA group determining a set of control parameters for the UE devices; informing the NOMA group UE devices a of the control parameters, wherein the control parameters are transmitted to the NOMA group UE devices using a downlink control information message having a format specific for NOMA messaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Maik Bienas
  • Publication number: 20190049976
    Abstract: A floor processing device has at least one electrical consumer, a battery for supplying power to the electrical consumer, and a control device for controlling the floor processing device. In order to avoid recharging the battery during an operating activity, the control device determines the anticipated energy required by one or more consumers to perform and fully complete a predefined operating activity, compares the anticipated energy required with an amount of energy stored in the battery, and if the stored amount of energy is less than the energy required, reduces the energy required by adjusting one or several operating parameters for the operating activity, in order to successfully execute the operating activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20190039386
    Abstract: A method and a device as provided for printing a large surface which is situated, in particular, on a substrate which cannot be fed to a printing device. The method is distinguished by the fact that the perpendicular spacing Azo of a reference point of the device at a plurality of points which are distributed over the printing web from the surface to be printed is determined in each case at the points which are distributed over the printing web, and the perpendicular spacing Az of the print head from the surface to be printed is set in accordance with a previously recorded measured value. Here, the plurality of points can be distributed uniformly over the length of the printing web. The device for carrying out the method has a measuring device for contactless measurement of the spacing between a reference point of the device and the surface to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: ANDREAS SCHMIDT E.K.
    Inventor: ANDREAS SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10185718
    Abstract: A machine can compress an entry of an index, starting with accessing first data that corresponds to a segment of content and is expressed in a first number of bits. The machine classifies the content into a first class or a second class and generates second data that is expressed in a fewer, second number of bits. To generate an upper portion of the second data, the machine selects and executes one of two algorithms based on the class of the content. The machine then assigns the generated second data to the segment. To decompress the second data and thereby recover the first data, the machine parses upper and lower portions of the second data, determines the class of the content, and recovers upper and lower portions of the first data. The upper portion is recovered via one of two algorithms based on the class of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Wilkinson, Steven D. Scherf, Andreas Schmidt, Jeffrey Scott
  • Publication number: 20180360285
    Abstract: A system has at least one household appliance, at least one automatically moving cleaning device, and a control device for controlling an operation of the cleaning device. To attain a fully automatic operation of the system, the control device is set up to control an operation of the cleaning device as a function of an operating status of the household appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180360282
    Abstract: A system has at least two cleaning devices, wherein at least one of the cleaning devices can be displaced relative to another cleaning device. In order to perform a service on one of the cleaning devices in an especially advantageous manner, the cleaning devices each have a communications link to a shared controller, wherein the controller is set up to transmit a service request to the second cleaning device and/or to a user of the second cleaning device, depending on the service required by a device component of a first cleaning device, and depending on the service availability status of a second cleaning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180353039
    Abstract: A method for operating a household appliance with an accumulator, wherein a charging start time of a charging operation for charging the accumulator is controlled in dependence on predefined conditions. In order to ensure a required charge capacity of the accumulator without a charge maintaining mode, it is proposed that the charging start time is controlled in dependence on a charging period and a predefined time of use of the household appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180353044
    Abstract: An automatically moving floor treatment appliance has a floor treatment element for acting on a surface to be treated, and a control device for controlling the floor treatment element. To increase the area of application of the floor treatment appliance, the control device is embodied to automatically control the floor treatment element as a function of a measuring result from an air parameter sensor in such a way that a floor treatment of the surface to be treated occurs using the floor treatment element and/or to automatically control the floor treatment element as a function of environmental data stored in an external storage device and relating to an air quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180353043
    Abstract: A method for operating a floor processing device that moves automatically within an environment, has a detection system of the floor processing device that detects features of a surface to be cleaned and compares them with reference features of carpets. Upon detection of a carpet, it is determined whether and where the carpet has fringes, and the fringes are aligned in a defined direction relative to the carpet by means of a combing attachment of the floor processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180356834
    Abstract: An unmanned vehicle that moves automatically within an environment, in particular a cleaning robot, with a detection system for detecting object data in an environment of the vehicle and a calculating device for generating an area map based on recorded object data. The area map has information about a position of an external illuminating device designed separately from the vehicle, as well as one or several items of information about the illuminating device, such as light intensity, emission spectrum, position and/or size of a partial area of an environment that can be illuminated by the illuminating device, and type of illuminating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180353041
    Abstract: A system consists of an unmanned vehicle that moves independently within an environment, in particular a cleaning robot, and a door located in the environment with a doorframe and a door leaf. The vehicle has a detector for detecting object data within the environment. In order to be able to open a door without the vehicle manually acting on the door, the door has an electronic actuator for changing an open state of the door, and the vehicle has or is allocated a controller, which is set up to output a control command for activating the actuator depending on an operating state and/or position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: David ERKEK, Georg HACKERT, Gerhard ISENBERG, Roman ORTMANN, Andreas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20180347026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of materials. In particular the invention relates to nanostructured materials, and an apparatus and method for the production thereof. In accordance with the invention nanostructured materials are produced by the subsequent steps of producing nanoparticles; transporting the nanoparticles into, and optionally through, a porous carrier by a gas flow; and depositing the nanoparticles onto the surface of said porous carrier in an essentially isotropic manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Tobias Vincent PFEIFFER, Aaike Willem VAN VUGT, Andreas SCHMIDT-OTT
  • Publication number: 20180324622
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of controlling a mobile communication network, the method comprising, an uplink controlling entity, in response to reception quality measurement reports sent by a plurality of reception points within the mobile communication network following a transmission of data by a user equipment device, the reception quality measurement reports being responsive to the reception of the transmission, configuring the reception points within the mobile communication network such that each of the multiple reception points is configured to exhibit a participation behaviour with respect to at least one of subsequent measurement reporting and payload reporting with regard to transmissions from the user equipment device, the participation behaviour being dependent on the reception quality measurement report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Hans, Maik Bienas, Andreas Schmidt, Achim Luft
  • Publication number: 20180324617
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for a user equipment, UE, device to perform measurements in order to assess network performance, preferably minimization of drive test, MDT, measurements, the method comprising receiving configuration information at the UE, the configuration information providing information for controlling service specific measurements and for controlling tagging of measurement reports by the UE with at least one of a service flow identifier and an indication that the measurement relates to one of a single service data flow and a multiplicity of service data flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Achim Luft, Maik Bienas, Martin Hans
  • Publication number: 20180317108
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of performing quality of service measurements on a packet data communication between a user equipment device and a remote server, wherein a packet data network gateway router performs latency measurements on routed data packets belonging to a specific session, correlating packets routed in an upward direction and packets routed in a downward direction, wherein the latency measurements are performed on a first segment between the user equipment device and the packet data network gateway and on a second segment between the packet data network gateway and the remote server without adding data to the routed data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Achim Luft, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 10117069
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing enhanced access options for wireless access points (e.g., cellular femtocells). These access options in one embodiment include various grades or levels of private and public access to available femtocell services. Each service may be separately assigned a various access type, such that a femtocell may service multiple users both within the “closed” group authorized by the femtocell white list, and non-members. In one variant, a femtocell broadcasts enhanced system information to all terminals (regardless of member/non-member status) such that a non-CSG (Closed Subscriber Group) member terminal or UE is capable of obtaining partial service access within the femtocell. Broadcast multimedia or other services can be delivered to both CSG members and non-members, advantageously without having to establish a dedicated connection for the non-member users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans, Maik Bienas
  • Patent number: 10093046
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection molding tool for producing an injection molded part, in particular made of plastic, having an injection mold which has a cavity corresponding to the negative of the shape of the injection molded part to be produced, wherein a plasma nozzle, which is configured to produce an atmospheric plasma jet, is attached to the injection mold in such a way that an injection molded part produced in the injection mold can be impacted in the injection mold with a plasma jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PlasmaTreat GmbH
    Inventors: Leonhard Enneking, Artur Grishin, Christian Buske, Alexander Knospe, Timo Nordmeyer, Elmar Moritzer, Martin Andreas Schmidt, Christian Leister