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: 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
  • Patent number: 11184204
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a pre-distortion circuit and apparatus, a method and computer program for pre-distorting, a transmitter, a radio transceiver, a communication device, a mobile transceiver, a base station transceiver and a storage. The pre-distortion circuit (10) is configured for a digital quadrature signal. The pre-distortion circuit (10) comprises a first input (12) for an inphase component of the quadrature signal and a second input (14) for a quadrature component of the quadrature signal. The pre-distortion circuit 10 comprises a signal processing circuit (16) configured to determine whether polarities of the inphase component and quadrature component are equal, and to determine pre-distortion coefficients based on the amplitude of the inphase component, the amplitude of the quadrature component, and based on whether the polarities are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Jan Zaleski, Jovan Markovic
  • Publication number: 20210309906
    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: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Peter A. Gordon, Thomas A. Petersen, Spencer A. White, Elizabeth J. Templeton-Barrett, Christian Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210191843
    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: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Stocker, Kartik Iyer, Radhakrishnan Iyer, Naveen Kumar M, Gerd Weishaar, Christian Mayer
  • Patent number: 11038732
    Abstract: A method configured to clip an I signal and a Q signal according to a clipping boundary, includes receiving an I value and a Q value, wherein the I value and Q value define Cartesian coordinates of a data point being transmitted on the real and imaginary axes of the complex plane, respectively; determining a clipping error between the I value and the Q value and the clipping boundary; combining the clipping error with the I value to generate a clipped I value; combining the same clipping error with the Q value to generate a clipped Q value; and providing the clipped I value and the clipped Q value to a radio frequency digital-to-analog converter (RFDAC) in a transmit chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210144036
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a pre-distortion circuit and apparatus, a method and computer program for pre-distorting, a transmitter, a radio transceiver, a communication device, a mobile transceiver, a base station transceiver and a storage. The pre-distortion circuit (10) is configured for a digital quadrature signal. The pre-distortion circuit (10) comprises a first input (12) for an inphase component of the quadrature signal and a second input (14) for a quadrature component of the quadrature signal. The pre-distortion circuit 10 comprises a signal processing circuit (16) configured to determine whether polarities of the inphase component and quadrature component are equal, and to determine pre-distortion coefficients based on the amplitude of the inphase component, the amplitude of the quadrature component, and based on whether the polarities are equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Jan Zaleski, Jovan Markovic
  • Patent number: 10938424
    Abstract: A communication system receives an input signal along a signal processing path and generates a converted output signal via a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The signal processing path branches into two different branches, a magnitude branch and a sign branch for different components of the baseband signal. A local oscillator (LO) provides a carrier signal to the signal processing path at the DAC and further generates an LO leakage signal comprising a signed LO leakage and an unsigned LO leakage during the up-conversion of signals of the sign branch with a carrier. An unsigned LO suppression component is configured to reduce or eliminate the unsigned LO leakage and a signed LO suppression component is configured to reduce or eliminate the signed LO leakage form a baseband signal of the signal processing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Jovan Markovic
  • Patent number: 10907605
    Abstract: An ignition apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a spark plug, an ignition coil with a voltage connection, and a spring for electrically connecting the spark plug to the voltage connection. A continuous spring wire in the form of external turns extends from an ignition coil-side end of the spring to a spark plug-side end of the spring. The spring wire at the spark plug-side end continues in the form of internal turns within the external turns in a direction toward the ignition coil-side end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Peter Pawlik
  • Patent number: 10880136
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for synchronizing a Digital Frequency Shift (DFS) for a signal to be transmitted over a wireless channel are disclosed. For example, the method, by a synchronizer, transmits a DFS trigger to a Digital Front End (DFE) processor and a Local Oscillator (LO) trigger to an LO in a synchronous manner, the method, by the DFE processor, applies a DFS on received data in response to receiving the DFS trigger, the method, by the LO, applies a complementary shift on a carrier signal in response to receiving the LO trigger, the method, by the upconverter, digital-to-analog converts and radio frequency modulates the digital frequency-shifted received data and the complementary-shifted carrier signal. In another example, the method, by the synchronizer, transmits a phase error to a phase error corrector that performs a phase error correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Thomas Mayer
  • Patent number: 10700902
    Abstract: A communication system using an increased sampling rate includes a baseband signal generator and a PLL that generates an LO signal and an inverted LO signal. An interpolator generates an interpolated/delayed data stream from a baseband original data stream, and a cell control circuit generate control signals based on the interpolated data stream and the baseband original data stream. An RFDAC generates an RF output signal from the baseband signal using an increased sampling rate, the LO signal, the inverted LO signal, and the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Damir Hamidovic, Christian Mayer, Jovan Markovic
  • Publication number: 20200119961
    Abstract: A method configured to clip an I signal and a Q signal according to a clipping boundary, includes receiving an I value and a Q value, wherein the I value and Q value define Cartesian coordinates of a data point being transmitted on the real and imaginary axes of the complex plane, respectively; determining a clipping error between the I value and the Q value and the clipping boundary; combining the clipping error with the I value to generate a clipped I value; combining the same clipping error with the Q value to generate a clipped Q value; and providing the clipped I value and the clipped Q value to a radio frequency digital-to-analog converter (RFDAC) in a transmit chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Mayer
  • Publication number: 20200059386
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for synchronizing a Digital Frequency Shift (DFS) for a signal to be transmitted over a wireless channel are disclosed. For example, the method, by a synchronizer, transmits a DFS trigger to a Digital Front End (DFE) processor and a Local Oscillator (LO) trigger to an LO in a synchronous manner, the method, by the DFE processor, applies a DFS on received data in response to receiving the DFS trigger, the method, by the LO, applies a complementary shift on a carrier signal in response to receiving the LO trigger, the method, by the upconverter, digital-to-analog converts and radio frequency modulates the digital frequency-shifted received data and the complementary-shifted carrier signal. In another example, the method, by the synchronizer, transmits a phase error to a phase error corrector that performs a phase error correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Thomas Mayer
  • Patent number: 10454748
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a radio frequency signal based on a symbol within a constellation diagram is provided. The constellation diagram is spanned by a first axis representing an in-phase component and an orthogonal second axis representing a quadrature component. The apparatus includes a processing unit configured to select one of a plurality of segments of the constellation diagram containing the symbol. The segment is delimited by two radially extending boundaries, wherein the two radially extending boundaries span an opening angle of the segment that is different from 90°. The processing unit is further configured to calculate a first coordinate of the symbol with respect to a third axis, and a second coordinate of the symbol with respect to a fourth axis. At least one of the third axis and the fourth axis coincides with one of the two radially extending boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Burkhard Neurauter, Christian Mayer, Jan Zaleski, Jovan Markovic
  • Publication number: 20190249219
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Isabel REICHERT, Fabian Johannes EBER, Christian MAYER, Aniela WOCHNER
  • Publication number: 20190226442
    Abstract: An ignition apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a spark plug, an ignition coil with a voltage connection, and a spring for electrically connecting the spark plug to the voltage connection. A continuous spring wire in the form of external turns extends from an ignition coil-side end of the spring to a spark plug-side end of the spring. The spring wire at the spark plug-side end continues in the form of internal turns within the external turns in a direction toward the ignition coil-side end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Christian MAYER, Peter PAWLIK
  • Publication number: 20190137679
    Abstract: A lighting unit in the form of laminated layers including a first layer (A), and a second layer (B). At least one of the layers (A) or (B) is optically transparent and the layers (A) and (B) are arranged parallel to each other. At least one functional interlayer (C) is arranged between the layers (A) and (B) and arranged parallel to the layers (A) and (B). The lighting unit includes at least one light source. Preparation of the lighting unit is disclosed. The lighting unit is suitable for use in buildings, furniture, cars, trains, planes and ships as well as in facades, skylights, glass, roofs, stair treads, glass bridges, canopies and railings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Kroeger, Jens Roeder, Volker Boehm, Maximilian Hemgesberg, Denis Schwall, Christian Mayer, Thilo Cunz, Moritz Diesner
  • Publication number: 20180371392
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with an inlay (10) for a culture plate (20) for microorganisms or cells, a culture plate unit (30) for microorganisms or cells comprising such inlay (10), a culture system for microorganisms or cells comprising such culture plate unit (30), and a method for preparing a culture plate system (40) for microorganisms or cells with such inlay (10). Further, several uses as described herein are part of the present invention. The grid structure (11) is configured to fit into the culture plate (20) and is provided with a plurality of openings (12). The openings (12) are angled. In an embodiment, the openings (12) of the inlay (10) may be rectangular or square.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Christian MAYER, Isabel REICHERT