Patents by Inventor Christian Mueller

Christian Mueller 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: 10542278
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect, the intra prediction direction of a neighboring, intra-predicted block is used in order to predict the extension direction of the wedgelet separation line of a current block, thereby reducing the side information rate necessitated in order to convey the partitioning information. In accordance with a second aspect, the idea is that previously reconstructed samples, i.e. reconstructed values of blocks preceding the current block in accordance with the coding/decoding order allow for at least a prediction of a correct placement of a starting point of the wedgelet separation line, namely by placing the starting point of the wedgelet separation line at a position of a maximum change between consecutive ones of a sequence of reconstructed values of samples of a line of samples extending adjacent to the current block along a circumference thereof. Both aspects may be used individually or in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Merkle, Christian Bartnik, Haricharan Lakshman, Detlev Marpe, Karsten Mueller, Thomas Wiegand, Gerhard Tech
  • Patent number: 10542263
    Abstract: The way of predicting a current block by assigning constant partition values to the partitions of a bi-partitioning of a block is quite effective, especially in case of coding sample arrays such as depth/disparity maps where the content of these sample arrays is mostly composed of plateaus or simple connected regions of similar value separated from each other by steep edges. The transmission of such constant partition values would, however, still need a considerable amount of side information which should be avoided. This side information rate may be further reduced if mean values of values of neighboring samples associated or adjoining the respective partitions are used as predictors for the constant partition values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Merkle, Christian Bartnik, Haricharan Lakshman, Detlev Marpe, Karsten Mueller, Thomas Wiegand, Gerhard Tech
  • Patent number: 10534617
    Abstract: Backing up virtual machine operating system data on sequential-access data storage systems is provided. A virtual machine boots into an operating system using operating system data that is provided to the virtual machine from a random access storage unit. The random access storage unit stores the operating system data as a first plurality of blocks. The operating system data is recorded in a sequential order as it is provided to the virtual machine. The operative system data is recorded in a record file. Sequential boot data is recorded on a sequential backup system based, at least in part, on the record file. The sequential boot data is a copy of the operating system data that represent the operating system as a second plurality of blocks based, at least in part, on the sequential order of the operating system data provided to the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Mueller, Dominic Mueller-Wicke, Eirini Petraki
  • Publication number: 20200011710
    Abstract: In a method and device for monitoring the track signals of a position change sensor, a resource-optimized diagnosis of errors of track signals of a position change sensor is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael MÜLLER, Florian ZERFASS, Benjamin NORENBURG, Christian SENFT, Sebastian RICHTER
  • Publication number: 20200002874
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more devices includes determining an information item indicative of at least one parameter affecting the treatment of a textile with the information item being detected by an information carrier of the textile (220) and/or a cleaning device (230), or a cleaning agent (210) and the textile (220), or the cleaning agent (210) and the cleaning device, or the cleaning agent (210) and the textile (220) and the cleaning device and the information carrier comprises a package, a label, an NFC chip or a combination thereof, determining at least one treatment parameter of the textile based at least in part on the determined information item, and outputting or triggering the outputting of the at least one determined treatment parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER, CLEMENS ARTH
  • Publication number: 20190387952
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method including capturing and/or obtaining a reservoir information item at a dispensing module for a detergent and/or cleaning agent, with the reservoir information item representative of at least one property of a reservoir for the detergent and/or cleaning agent, an application specification for the detergent and/or cleaning agent contained in the reservoir, and/or a property of the detergent and/or cleaning agent contained in the reservoir, and the reservoir is connected or connectable to the dispensing module. The method further includes determining and/or causing the determination of a dispensing control information item depending at least in part on the reservoir information item, with the dispensing control information item configured to at least partly control the dispensing of the detergent and/or cleaning agent by the dispensing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: ARND KESSLER, THOMAS WEBER, JOHANNES ZIPFEL, CHRISTIAN NITSCH, LARS ZUECHNER, NADINE FRANKE, GEORG WAWER, ALEXANDER MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20190391739
    Abstract: A backup system retains a certain number of file versions in backups of a virtual machine running on a host computing system. Files are identified that have changed on the virtual machine since storing a backup of the virtual machine on a backup server. Host blocks on that are associated with each of the changed files are determined. Backup blocks associated with each of the host blocks are determined. The changed files and associated backup blocks are merged with previous file version information. It is determined that a version of a file has become expired, the version of the file associated with a backup block. The backup block is deleted in response to determining that the backup block is not associated with any unexpired file versions and the backup block is not associated with any unexpired virtual machine backups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Mueller, Mauro Cruciani, Stefan Bender, Sabine U. Steinhauer
  • Patent number: 10513675
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous washing liquor in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a liquid phase which contains a microemulsion, and to a textile washing method using said type of washing liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Michael Dreja, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Benoit Luneau, Reinhard Strey, Anna Klemmer, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Nicole Bode, Iwona Spill
  • Publication number: 20190384674
    Abstract: Operating a data processing and storage apparatus to perform continuous backup monitoring for a collection of stored file system objects. In response to changes respective to a number of the file system objects, a set of Data Management Application Program Interface (DMAPI) events is created. For each of the events, accessory file system object information relative to a file system object subject to the change is determined. The events are grouped into an event group and a unique group identifier and an overall group size count are assigned to each of the events included in the event group. The events are sent together with the respective accessory file system object information, the respective group identifier and the respective group size to a number of backup clients registered as applications. The backup clients are to process the events together with the respective accessory file system object information, the respective group identifier and the respective group size into a number of backup requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Nils Haustein, Fabian Kuhl, Christian Mueller, Dominic Mueller-Wicke, Thomas Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20190387265
    Abstract: A streaming media playback device is provided for playing multimedia presentations with segments encoding video data at different quality levels for adaptive streaming through a network from a server, for example based on MPEG DASH. The streaming media playback device selects segments at a given quality level from those available at the server based on an adaptive bitrate setting and an oscillation measure. The adaptive bitrate setting is selected based on network bandwidth conditions. The oscillation measure provides an indication of how often the device switches between segments of different quality levels. The next segment is selected based on the adaptive bitrate setting unless the oscillation measure exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: bitmovin GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher MUELLER, Stefan LEDERER, Christian TIMMERER
  • Publication number: 20190377809
    Abstract: One embodiment provides for a method including processing transactional operations on a key used to determine whether existing data is found for that key. A first time index is updated using unique keys and a start time field of a first appearance of each key from the transactional operations. A deferred update of prior versions of the key is performed for non-recent data upon determining that recent data in the transactional operations is found for the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Tian, Vijayshankar Raman, Ronald J. Barber, Richard S. Sidle, Pinar Tozun, Rene Mueller, Ronen Grosman, Adam J. Storm, Christian M. Garcia-Arellano, Guy M. Lohman
  • Patent number: 10499644
    Abstract: The present invention relates the compounds of the formula I, or the N-oxides, or the agriculturally acceptable salts thereof and to their use for combating phytopathogenic harmful fungi, wherein the variables are defined as given in the description and claims. Further present invention relates to mixtures comprising at least one such compound of the formula I and at least one further pesticidally active substance selected from the group consisting of herbicides, safeners, fungicides, insecticides, and plant growth regulators; and to agrochemical compositions comprising at least one such compound of the formula I and to agrochemical compositions further comprising seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Violeta Terteryan-Seiser, Manuel Kretschmer, Wassilios Grammenos, Christine Wiebe, Maria Angelica Quintero Palomar, Marcus Fehr, Ian Robert Craig, Tobias Mentzel, Christian Harald Winter, Ana Escribano Cuesta, Jan Klaas Lohmann, Thomas Grote, Bernd Mueller, Erica Cambeis
  • Publication number: 20190371361
    Abstract: A data storage cartridge according to one embodiment comprises a housing configured to house a data storage medium, a sensor coupled to the housing, and a microcontroller coupled to the sensor. The microcontroller is configured to wirelessly communicate information about the sensor. Other embodiments relate to a data storage cartridge comprising a housing configured to house a data storage medium, a cartridge memory coupled to the housing, the cartridge memory having a wireless communications interface, and a microcontroller in physical communication with the cartridge memory. The microcontroller is configured to wirelessly communicate information retrieved from the cartridge memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Aravind Hippargi, Frank Krick, Christian Mueller, Bernd Freitag
  • Patent number: 10492494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel oxadiazoles of the formula I, or the N-oxides and/or their agriculturally useful salts and to their use for controlling phytopathogenic fungi, or to a method for combating phytopathogenic harmful fungi, which process comprises treating the fungi or the materials, plants, the soil or seeds to be protected against fungal attack, with an effective amount of at least one compound of the formula I, or an N-oxide, or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof; the present invention also relates to mixtures comprising at least one such compound of the formula I and at least one further pesticidally active substance selected from the group consisting of herbicides, safeners, fungicides, insecticides, and plant growth regulators; and to agrochemical compositions comprising at least one such compound of the formula I and to agrochemical compositions further comprising seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christine Wiebe, Manuel Kretschmer, Wassilios Grammenos, Ana Escribano Cuesta, Maria Angelica Quintero Palomar, Ian Robert Craig, Erica Cambeis, Thomas Grote, Marcus Fehr, Tobias Mentzel, Bernd Mueller, Christian Harald Winter, Violeta Terteryan-Seiser, Jan Klaas Lohmann
  • Publication number: 20190360789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a projectile (1), which has a projectile body (2) featuring a recess (5) for receiving an explosive, wherein the projectile body (2) has a rotation-symmetrical shell surface (7), at least in sections, which is surrounded, at least in sections, by several ring-shaped elements (8) provided with predetermined break points, wherein fragments (12) formed upon breakup of the elements (8) are predefined via the predetermined break points, said fragments (12) being connected to one another in a ring-shaped connecting portion (11) for forming the ring-shaped element (8), and the freely projecting ends (13) of the fragments (12) being at least partially arranged in a common orthogonal plane (13?) to a longitudinal axis (8?) of the ring-shaped element (8), wherein this orthogonal plane (13?) is arranged diverging from an orthogonal plane (11?) defined by the ring-shaped connecting portion (11), as well as to a corresponding ring-shaped element (8) for the projectile (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Hirtenberger Defence Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Pichler, Christian Müller, Martin Emsenhuber, Bernhard Mayer
  • Publication number: 20190359589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I wherein the variables are defined as given in the description and claims. The invention further relates to uses and composition for compounds of formula I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd MUELLER, Erica CAMBEIS, Ana ESCRIBANO CUESTA, Jan Klaas LOHMANN, Antje WOLF, Nadine RIEDIGER, Marcus FEHR, Thomas GROTE, Violeta TERTERYAN-SEISER, Wassilios GRAMMENOS, Christian Harald WINTER
  • Publication number: 20190352586
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous washing liquor in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a liquid phase which contains a microemulsion, and to a textile washing method using said type of washing liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Michael Dreja, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Benoit Luneau, Reinhard Strey, Anna Klemmer, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Nicole Bode, Iwona Spill
  • Patent number: 10481376
    Abstract: An input coupling module selectively couples a beam path into a first or second stereoscopic component beam in a surgical microscope having an optical interface for guiding a beam path to be coupled-in. The input coupling module has a first beam splitter arranged in the first component beam and a second beam splitter arranged in the second component beam. The input coupling module contains an adjustable optics assembly, which selectively guides a beam path provided at the optical interface for coupling into the first or second component beam to the first beam splitter or the second beam splitter. The adjustable optics assembly includes an optical element displaceable by a linear movement from a first position to a second, position, and vice versa, for switching the beam path. The displaceable optical element is arranged in the beam path to be coupled-in in the first position and/or the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Andre Mueller, Daniel Kolster, Christian Luecke, Peter Reimer
  • Publication number: 20190344352
    Abstract: A tool for machining materials has a main part and one or more blades. The main part is made of a low-alloy steel. The socket is welded to the main part, and the blade edges are made of a hard metal. The hard metal contains at least 82 vol. % of tungsten carbide and a metallic binder made of a cobalt-nickel-based alloy. The hardness of the hard metal is greater than 1350 HV10. The socket has a sintered composite, and 40 vol. % to 60 vol. % of the composite is composed of a metal carbide and a metallic binder. At least 95 vol. % of the metallic binder is made of nickel, and the hardness of the composite is less than 800 HV10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Hiiti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siavash Momeni, Steven Moseley, Arno Glaser, Robert Hellein, Christian Gierl-Mayer, Wolf-Dieter Schubert, Herbert Danninger, Andrea Müller-Grunz, Ralph Useldinger
  • Publication number: 20190348723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for recovering lithium from lithium-sulfur accumulators, wherein the accumulators are discharged, shredded, and pre-cleaned by sieves or screens to separate housing and electricity collector parts, the remaining material is dispersed in an aqueous medium, resulting in formation of a lithium sulfide containing solution from which insoluble components are removed by filtration, and the electrolyte is removed by phase separation, followed by a process for separation of the lithium from the lithium sulfide-containing solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marc-Christian Müller, Sebastian Pietzner, Hannes Vitze, Vera Nickel, Martin Steinbild, Johannes Willems