Patents by Inventor Christian Mayer

Christian Mayer 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: 11941419
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a robotic process automation (RPA) design application provides a user-friendly graphical user interface that unifies the design of automation activities performed on desktop computers with the design of automation activities performed on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and wearable computers. Some embodiments connect to a model device acting as a substitute for an actual automation target device (e.g., smartphone of specific make and model) and display a model GUI mirroring the output of the respective model device. Some embodiments further enable the user to design an automation workflow by directly interacting with the model GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: UiPath Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Gerd Weishaar, Bogdan Cucosel
  • Patent number: 11913506
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission includes a hydraulic circuit and a control unit. The control unit is configured to: obtain (20) a target pressure specification; convert (26) the target pressure specification into a target volume flow rate; determine (42) a valve volume flow rate as a function of the target volume flow rate and as a function of parameters that represent system properties of the hydraulic circuit; determine (46) a pressure drop at a valve due to flow forces as a function of the valve volume flow rate; determine (48) a compensated valve output pressure as a function of the valve volume flow rate and the pressure drop; determine (58) the electric control current as a function of the compensated valve output pressure; and activate a valve with the electric control current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Anton Fritzer, Thilo Schmidt, Andreas Schmidt, Valentine Vincent, Christoph Köhler, Jonas Knör, Michael Miller, Mario Hasel, Jakob Mayer, Christian Hunger, Fabian Schöniger
  • Publication number: 20240036165
    Abstract: An electronic device may include radar circuitry. Control circuitry may calibrate the radar circuitry using a multi-tone calibration signal. A first mixer may upconvert the calibration signal for transmission by a transmit antenna. A de-chirp mixer may mix the calibration signal output by the first mixer with the calibration signal as received by a receive antenna or loopback path to produce a baseband multi-tone calibration signal. The baseband signal will be offset from DC by the frequency gap. This may prevent DC noise or other system effects from interfering with the calibration signal. The control circuitry may sweep the first mixer over the radio frequencies of operation of the radar circuitry to estimate the power droop and phase shift of the radar circuitry based on baseband calibration signal. Distortion circuitry may distort transmit signals used in spatial ranging operations to invert the estimated power droop and phase shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Jochen Schrattenecker, Bernhard Sogl, Andreas Menkhoff, Joonhoi Hur, Harald Pretl, Christian Mayer, Andreas Langer, Rastislav Vazny
  • Patent number: 11828871
    Abstract: An electronic device may include radar circuitry. Control circuitry may calibrate the radar circuitry using a multi-tone calibration signal. A first mixer may upconvert the calibration signal for transmission by a transmit antenna. A de-chirp mixer may mix the calibration signal output by the first mixer with the calibration signal as received by a receive antenna or loopback path to produce a baseband multi-tone calibration signal. The baseband signal will be offset from DC by the frequency gap. This may prevent DC noise or other system effects from interfering with the calibration signal. The control circuitry may sweep the first mixer over the radio frequencies of operation of the radar circuitry to estimate the power droop and phase shift of the radar circuitry based on baseband calibration signal. Distortion circuitry may distort transmit signals used in spatial ranging operations to invert the estimated power droop and phase shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen Schrattenecker, Bernhard Sogl, Andreas Menkhoff, Joonhoi Hur, Harald Pretl, Christian Mayer, Andreas Langer, Rastislav Vazny
  • Publication number: 20230367702
    Abstract: A robot design interface comprises tools for testing a robotic process automation (RPA) workflow. Some embodiments automatically generate a mock workflow comprising a duplicate of an original workflow, wherein a set of RPA activities are replaced with substitute activities for testing purposes. Some embodiments expose an intuitive interface co-displaying the substitute activities in parallel to their respective original activities and enabling a user to configure various mock parameters. Testing is then carried out on the mock workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas STOCKER, Christian MAYER, Gerd WEISHAAR
  • Publication number: 20230273805
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a robotic process automation (RPA) design application provides a user-friendly graphical user interface that unifies the design of automation activities performed on desktop computers with the design of automation activities performed on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and wearable computers. Some embodiments connect to a model device acting as a substitute for an actual automation target device (e.g., smartphone of specific make and model) and display a model GUI mirroring the output of the respective model device. Some embodiments further enable the user to design an automation workflow by directly interacting with the model GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Christian MAYER, Gerd WEISHAAR, Bogdan CUCOSEL
  • Publication number: 20230273804
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a robotic process automation (RPA) design application provides a user-friendly graphical user interface that unifies the design of automation activities performed on desktop computers with the design of automation activities performed on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and wearable computers. Some embodiments connect to a model device acting as a substitute for an actual automation target device (e.g., smartphone of specific make and model) and display a model GUI mirroring the output of the respective model device. Some embodiments further enable the user to design an automation workflow by directly interacting with the model GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Christian MAYER, Gerd WEISHAAR, Bogdan CUCOSEL
  • Patent number: 11709766
    Abstract: A robot design interface comprises tools for testing a robotic process automation (RPA) workflow. Some embodiments automatically generate a mock workflow comprising a duplicate of the original workflow wherein a set of RPA activities are replaced with substitute activities for testing purposes. Some embodiments expose an intuitive interface co-displaying the substitute activities in parallel to their respective original activities and enabling a user to configure various mock parameters. Testing is then carried out on the mock workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: UiPath Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Stocker, Christian Mayer, Gerd Weishaar
  • Patent number: 11656883
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a robotic process automation (RPA) design application provides a user-friendly graphical user interface that unifies the design of automation activities performed on desktop computers with the design of automation activities performed on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and wearable computers. Some embodiments connect to a model device acting as a substitute for an actual automation target device (e.g. smartphone of specific make and model) and display a model GUI mirroring the output of the respective model device. Some embodiments further enable the user to design an automation workflow by directly interacting with the model GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: UiPath Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Gerd Weishaar, Bogdan N. Cucosel
  • Patent number: 11649389
    Abstract: A collection of compressible particles. The compressible particles are intended to be used for attenuating pressure build-up within a confined volume such as a trapped annulus in a wellbore. Each of the compressible particles is fabricated to collapse in response to fluid pressure within the confined volume, and comprises carbon. Particularly, each of the particles comprises a plurality of peripheral openings, permitting an ingress of wellbore fluids in response to an increase in pressure within a trapped annulus. The collection of compressible particles together has a reversible volumetric expansion/contraction of ?10% and up to 25% at pressures up to 10,000 psi. A method of attenuating annular pressure buildup within a wellbore using the collection of compressible particles is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Peter A. Gordon, Thomas A. Petersen, Spencer A. White, Elizabeth L. Templeton-Barrett, Christian Mayer
  • Publication number: 20230112414
    Abstract: Semantic matching between a source screen or source data and a target screen using semantic artificial intelligence (AI) for robotic process automation (RPA) workflows is disclosed. The source data or source screen and the target screen are selected on a matching interface, semantic matching is performed between the source data/screen and the target screen using an artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) model, and matching graphical elements and unmatched graphical elements are highlighted, allowing the developer to see which graphical elements match and which do not. The matching interface may also provide a confidence score of the individual matches, provide an overall mapping score, and allow the developer to hide/unhide the matched/unmatched graphical elements. Activities of an RPA workflow may be automatically created based on the semantic mapping that can be executed to perform the automation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian MAYER, Mircea NEAGOVICI, Cosmin VOICU, Bogdan RIPA, Ion MIRON
  • Publication number: 20230108015
    Abstract: Semantic matching between a source screen or source data and a target screen using semantic artificial intelligence (AI) for robotic process automation (RPA) workflows is disclosed. The source data or source screen and the target screen are selected on a matching interface, semantic matching is performed between the source data/screen and the target screen using an artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) model, and matching graphical elements and unmatched graphical elements are highlighted, allowing the developer to see which graphical elements match and which do not. The matching interface may also provide a confidence score of the individual matches, provide an overall mapping score, and allow the developer to hide/unhide the matched/unmatched graphical elements. Activities of an RPA workflow may be automatically created based on the semantic mapping that can be executed to perform the automation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Mircea Neagovici, Cosmin Voicu
  • Patent number: 11494291
    Abstract: A system and a computer-implemented method for analyzing workflow of test automation associated with a robotic process automation (RPA) application are disclosed herein. The computer-implemented method includes receiving the workflow of the test automation associated with the RPA application and analyzing, via an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model associated with a workflow analyzer module, the workflow of the test automation based on a set of pre-defined test automation rules. The computer-implemented method further includes determining one or more metrics associated with the analyzed workflow of the test automation and generating, via the AI model, corrective activity data based on the determined one or more metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Stocker, Kartik Iyer, Radhakrishnan Iyer, Naveen Kumar M, Gerd Weishaar, Christian Mayer
  • Publication number: 20220269592
    Abstract: A robot design interface comprises tools for testing a robotic process automation (RPA) workflow. Some embodiments automatically generate a mock workflow comprising a duplicate of the original workflow wherein a set of RPA activities are replaced with substitute activities for testing purposes. Some embodiments expose an intuitive interface co-displaying the substitute activities in parallel to their respective original activities and enabling a user to configure various mock parameters. Testing is then carried out on the mock workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas STOCKER, Christian MAYER, Gerd WEISHAAR
  • Publication number: 20220237005
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a robotic process automation (RPA) design application provides a user-friendly graphical user interface that unifies the design of automation activities performed on desktop computers with the design of automation activities performed on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and wearable computers. Some embodiments connect to a model device acting as a substitute for an actual automation target device (e.g. smartphone of specific make and model) and display a model GUI mirroring the output of the respective model device. Some embodiments further enable the user to design an automation workflow by directly interacting with the model GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Christian MAYER, Gerd WEISHAAR, Bogdan N. CUCOSEL
  • Publication number: 20220229155
    Abstract: An electronic device may include radar circuitry. Control circuitry may calibrate the radar circuitry using a multi-tone calibration signal. A first mixer may upconvert the calibration signal for transmission by a transmit antenna. A de-chirp mixer may mix the calibration signal output by the first mixer with the calibration signal as received by a receive antenna or loopback path to produce a baseband multi-tone calibration signal. The baseband signal will be offset from DC by the frequency gap. This may prevent DC noise or other system effects from interfering with the calibration signal. The control circuitry may sweep the first mixer over the radio frequencies of operation of the radar circuitry to estimate the power droop and phase shift of the radar circuitry based on baseband calibration signal. Distortion circuitry may distort transmit signals used in spatial ranging operations to invert the estimated power droop and phase shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Jochen Schrattenecker, Bernhard Sogl, Andreas Menkhoff, Joonhoi Hur, Harald Pretl, Christian Mayer, Andreas Langer, Rastislav Vazny
  • Patent number: 11334471
    Abstract: A robot design interface comprises tools for testing a robotic process automation (RPA) workflow. Some embodiments automatically generate a mock workflow comprising a duplicate of the original workflow wherein a set of RPA activities are replaced with substitute activities for testing to purposes. Some embodiments expose an intuitive interface co-displaying the substitute activities in parallel to their respective original activities and enabling a user to configure various mock parameters. Testing is then carried out on the mock workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: UiPath Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Stocker, Christian Mayer, Gerd Weishaar
  • Patent number: 11314531
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a robotic process automation (RPA) design application provides a user-friendly graphical user interface that unifies the design of automation activities performed on desktop computers with the design of automation activities performed on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and wearable computers. Some embodiments connect to a model device acting as a substitute for an actual automation target device (e.g. smartphone of specific make and model) and display a model GUI mirroring the output of the respective model device. Some embodiments further enable the user to design an automation workflow by directly interacting with the model GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: UiPath Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Gerd Weishaar, Bogdan N. Cucosel
  • Publication number: 20220100639
    Abstract: A system and a computer-implemented method for generating a test automation file for an application under test are disclosed herein. The computer-implemented method includes obtaining an image file associated with the application under test and identifying one or more control elements in the image file. The computer-implemented method further includes generating test automation recording data for the image file using a computer vision component, by recording one or more actions performed by a user on the one or more control elements of the image file. The computer-implemented method further includes using the test automation recording data to generate the test automation file at a design stage. The computer-implemented method further includes using the test automation file for testing a live application, at a development stage. The live application can be an RPA application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerd WEISHAAR, Christian MAYER, Thomas STOCKER
  • Patent number: 11225682
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with an automated method for obtaining at least one discrete colony from microorganisms or cells comprised in a solution. This method includes a step where acoustic liquid transfer is employed. The present invention further relates to the use of an acoustic liquid transfer device for obtaining at least one discrete colony from micro organisms or cells comprised in a solution. The present invention also relates to an automated method for determining the presence and/or quantity of microorganisms or cells potentially comprised in a solution and to the use of an acoustic liquid transfer device for determining the presence and/or quantity of microorganisms or cells potentially comprised in a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CureVac AG
    Inventors: Isabel Reichert, Fabian Johannes Eber, Christian Mayer, Aniela Wochner