Patents by Inventor Christian Schwarz

Christian Schwarz 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: 10635170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating an eye tracker unit of an operating device, wherein at least one apparatus is controlled by means of the operating device depending on at least one user input and wherein, in the case of the method, at least one graphical element is displayed respectively by a control unit of the operating device in at least one predetermined usage step of the operating device and at least one piece of viewing direction information is determined by means of the eye tracker unit for the user viewing a screen. The invention provides that, from the at least one displayed element, an optically salient element, on which the user must focus with their eyes in order to successfully perform the usage step, is established, and calibration data for the calibration of the eye tracker unit is generated depending on a display position of the optically salient element on the screen and depending on the at least one piece of viewing direction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Omer Yosha, Janine Perkuhn, Stefan Schulz, Christian Tendyck, Thomas Werner, Thomas Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20200116075
    Abstract: A V-type internal combustion engine has a first cylinder bank with four first cylinders and a second cylinder bank with four second cylinders. A first fresh gas line is provided for the first cylinder bank and a second fresh gas line for the second cylinder bank. An exhaust gas system has a first turbocharger, which has a first compressor and a first turbine having two first exhaust gas inlets, and a second turbocharger, which has a second compressor and a second turbine having two second exhaust gas inlets. The first fresh gas line is connectable to the first four cylinders downstream of the first compressor in the flow direction of a fresh gas so as to conduct fresh gas, and the second fresh gas line is connectable to the second four cylinders downstream of the second compressor in the flow direction of the fresh gas so as to conduct fresh gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: Christian SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20200067564
    Abstract: Provided is a layered process for identifying a first signal sequence within a received signal sequence by cross-correlating a received signal sequence with a first correlation sequence to derive a first correlation pattern indicating occurrences of the first correlation sequence within the received signal sequence and cross-correlating the first correlation pattern with a first correlation sequence pattern to detect a first signal sequence comprising occurrences of the first correlation sequence as indicated by the first correlation sequence pattern, within the received signal sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas KNOPP, Christian HOFMANN, Robert SCHWARZ
  • Patent number: 10571721
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a representation of a rim of a spectacles frame or a representation of the edges of the spectacle lenses is disclosed, wherein at least two calibrated images taken from different viewing angles of a head a subject wearing the spectacles frame or the spectacles are provided, and wherein data for at least portions of the rims of the spectacles frame or the edges of the lenses are detected in each image. Further, a three-dimensional model of the spectacles frame or the spectacles is provided, based on geometric parameters, and the geometric parameters are optimised to adapt the model to the detected edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, Carl Zeiss AG
    Inventors: Claudia Nieuwenhuis, Christian Wojek, Oliver Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10537232
    Abstract: An endoscope or exoscope having a shaft and at least one objective and at least one electronic image recorder for recording an image of an object field, wherein the objective and image recorder are arranged in a distal end region of the endoscope or exoscope, and includes at least one cable, routed within the endoscope or exoscope, for supply of and/or image transmission from the electronic image recorder, wherein the electronic image recorder includes an optical unit, which is rotatable about a first axis of rotation identical or approximately parallel to a direction of view of the scope, and on which the cable is connected and can be wound on a circumferential surface of the optical unit, and wherein the distal end region includes a cavity, in which storage for holding a section of the cable is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Heni, Markus Kupferschmid, Daniel Ulmschneider, Christian Graf, Peter Schwarz, Kevin Pilz
  • Patent number: 10539965
    Abstract: The present invention describes a control system, which is adapted and determined to identify motor vehicles driving in front. The control system is at least adapted and determined to capture other motor vehicles participating in the traffic ahead of the own motor vehicle with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine a respective position of the other motor vehicles with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine a trajectory of the own motor vehicle from a current speed and a current yaw rate of the own motor vehicle. The control system is at least adapted and determined to select a single motor vehicle from the other motor vehicles that has the shortest distance to the trajectory, in order to follow this single motor vehicle with the own motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Bjoern Oska, Richard Altendorfer, Daniel Ledovskich, Benedikt Joebgen, Christian Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20200018995
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a representation of a rim of a spectacles frame or a representation of the edges of the spectacle lenses is disclosed, wherein at least two calibrated images taken from different viewing angles of a head a subject wearing the spectacles frame or the spectacles are provided, and wherein data for at least portions of the rims of the spectacles frame or the edges of the lenses are detected in each image. Further, a three-dimensional model of the spectacles frame or the spectacles is provided, based on geometric parameters, and the geometric parameters are optimised to adapt the model to the detected edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Claudia Nieuwenhuis, Christian Wojek, Oliver Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10535806
    Abstract: A component includes a carrier having a front side facing towards a semiconductor body and a rear side facing away from the semiconductor body, each of which is formed at least in places by a surface of a shaped body, a metal layer contains a first sub-region and a second sub-region, wherein the first sub-region and the second sub-region adjoin the shaped body in a lateral direction, are electrically connectable in a vertical direction on the front side of the carrier, are assigned to different electrical polarities of the component and are thus configured to electrically contact the semiconductor body, and the carrier has a side face running perpendicularly or obliquely to the rear side of the carrier and is configured as a mounting surface of the component, wherein at least one of the sub-regions is electrically connectable via the side face and exhibits singulation traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Leirer, Korbinian Perzlmaier, Anna Kasprzak-Zablocka, Berthold Hahn, Thomas Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20200007869
    Abstract: A scalable video decoder is described which is configured to reconstruct a base layer signal from a coded data stream to obtain a reconstructed base layer signal; and reconstruct an enhancement layer signal including spatially or temporally predicting a portion of an enhancement layer signal, currently to be reconstructed, from an already reconstructed portion of the enhancement layer signal to obtain an enhancement layer internal prediction signal; forming, at the portion currently to be reconstructed, a weighted average of an inter-layer prediction signal obtained from the reconstructed base layer signal, and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal to obtain an enhancement layer prediction signal such that a weighting between the inter-layer prediction signal and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal varies over different spatial frequency components; and predictively reconstructing the enhancement layer signal using the enhancement layer prediction signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias HINZ, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Jan STEGEMANN, Philipp HELLE, Mischa SIEKMANN, Karsten SUEHRING, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Christian BARTNIK, Ali Atef Ibrahim KHAIRAT ABDELHAMID, Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Patent number: 10502242
    Abstract: A hydraulic cylinder includes a cylinder having axially spaced-apart first and second bores, and a piston having a piston rod and arranged in the cylinder for movement between two end positions and dividing the cylinder into a piston side and a piston-rod side. A hydraulic pump pumps hydraulic oil into the piston side to move the piston from one end position toward the other end position while hydraulic fluid is discharged from the piston-rod side via the first bore and a first outlet line. A throttling device is operably connected to the cylinder to throttle a flow of the hydraulic fluid as the piston moves past and seals the first bore so that hydraulic fluid is discharged via the second bore, thereby reducing a delivery amount of the hydraulic oil and thereby braking and damping a movement of the piston toward the other one of the end positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KOMATSU MINING GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Henry Schwarz, Christian Hess, Oliver Martens
  • Patent number: 10493826
    Abstract: A motor vehicle device includes a movable windowpane, which can be moved into a first end position, and an actuation mechanism having a touch-sensitive surface and by which a sliding movement of an operating element on the surface can be detected. The actuation mechanism cooperates with a drive of the windowpane in such a way that the windowpane is moved into the first end position when a sliding movement occurring at least in part in a predetermined first movement direction is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Romina Schwarz, Christian Tabbert, Michael Linden
  • Patent number: 10477210
    Abstract: A scalable video decoder is described which is configured to reconstruct a base layer signal from a coded data stream to obtain a reconstructed base layer signal; and reconstruct an enhancement layer signal including spatially or temporally predicting a portion of an enhancement layer signal, currently to be reconstructed, from an already reconstructed portion of the enhancement layer signal to obtain an enhancement layer internal prediction signal; forming, at the portion currently to be reconstructed, a weighted average of an inter-layer prediction signal obtained from the reconstructed base layer signal, and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal to obtain an enhancement layer prediction signal such that a weighting between the inter-layer prediction signal and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal varies over different spatial frequency components; and predictively reconstructing the enhancement layer signal using the enhancement layer prediction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Hinz, Haricharan Lakshman, Jan Stegemann, Philipp Helle, Mischa Siekmann, Karsten Suehring, Detlev Marpe, Heiko Schwarz, Christian Bartnik, Ali Atef Ibrahim Khairat Abdelhamid, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20190341948
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process and a system for ascertaining an operating point of a nonlinear power amplifier, wherein a signal amplified by the power amplifier is received, and a value of a measure of a deviation of the amplitude distribution of the received signal from a Gaussian distribution is ascertained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Knopp, Matthias Schraml, Robert Schwarz, Christian Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20190327492
    Abstract: A previously encoded or reconstructed version of a neighborhood of a predetermined block to be predicted is exploited so as to result into a more efficient predictive coding of the prediction block. In particular, a spectral decomposition of a region composed of this neighborhood and a first version of a predicted filling of the predetermined block results into a first spectrum which is subject to noise reduction and the thus resulting second spectrum may be subject to a specral composition, thereby resulting in a modified version of this region including a second version of the predicted filling of the predetermined block. Owing to the exploitation of the already processed, i.e. encoded/reconstructed, neighborhood of the predetermined block, the second version of the predicted filling of the predetermined block tends to improve the coding efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan PFAFF, Martin WINKEN, Christian RUDAT, Heiko SCHWARZ, Thomas WIEGAND, Detlev MARPE
  • Patent number: 10443081
    Abstract: The present invention lies in the field of molecular biology, recombinant peptide and protein expression and relates to methods comprising nucleic acid sequences comprising allocrites of T1SSs or fragments thereof for the efficient production of recombinant Pe OIs and Pr OI. The allocrites or fragments thereof improve the expression of PeOI and Pr OI as IB and function as IB-tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Numaferm GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Schmitt, Christian Schwarz, Sander Hendrikus Joannes Smits
  • Publication number: 20190312342
    Abstract: The invention relates to a communication system (1), comprising at least one housing (2) having a first and an additional housing part (201, 202). In the housing (2), a circuit board (10) having electronic components (11) is arranged, and outside the housing (2), at least one antenna element is arranged. The invention is characterized in that an antenna support (7) that is connectable to the housing (2) is provided, wherein the at least one antenna element (14) is arranged on the surface and/or inside the antenna support (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang SAUTTER, Thomas ADAM, Dominik SCHAICH, Tobias PFAEFFLE, Uwe DAUM, Christian SCHWARZ, Markus PFLETSCHINGER, Uwe KREISSIG
  • Patent number: 10434834
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle with a chassis arrangement having at least two vibration dampers. A body control is carried out at least partially with the vibration dampers. The chassis arrangement further has at least one stabilizer. During transverse accelerations below a threshold acceleration the stabilizer contributes to the body control less than the vibration dampers and contributes more than the vibration dampers from the threshold acceleration upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Norbert Ackermann, Helmut Baalmann, Andreas Förster, Sven Greger, Steffen Heyn, Holger Kirchner, Sven Philip Krüger, Thomas Manger, Hendrik Marquar, Christian Maurischat, Stefan Rappelt, Alexander Schwarz, Jens Seiler, Achim Thomae, Michael Triebel
  • Patent number: 10427485
    Abstract: A method of operating a motor vehicle with a chassis system comprising at least two, preferably four vibration damper includes carrying out a body control and a wheel control with the chassis system, and controlling the energy supply for the chassis system via an energy control arrangement. A motor vehicle performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Norbert Ackermann, Helmut Baalmann, Michael Triebel, Christian Maurischat, Achim Thomae, Andreas Förster, Steffen Heyn, Thomas Manger, Stefen Rappelt, Sven Greger, Sven Philip Krüger, Jens Seiler, Holger Kirchner, Hendrik Marquar, Alexander Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10415841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for switching on and off a night mode of a heating and/or air conditioning system, wherein an energy consumption of the heating and/or air conditioning system is reduced when the night mode is switched on and increased when the night mode is switched off. It is provided according to the invention that with a smartphone an activity of a user of the smartphone is detected, that with program code an activity state of the user is inferred when an activity is noticed and a state of rest of the user is inferred in the absence of activity, wherein the program code is stored in a non-volatile data memory, and that electronic control means switch on or off the night mode as a function of whether a state of rest or an activity state of the user has been noticed. The invention also relates to a corresponding control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TADO GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Deilmann, Johannes Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20190265788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating an eye tracker unit of an operating device, wherein at least one apparatus is controlled by means of the operating device depending on at least one user input and wherein, in the case of the method, at least one graphical element is displayed respectively by a control unit of the operating device in at least one predetermined usage step of the operating device and at least one piece of viewing direction information is determined by means of the eye tracker unit for the user viewing a screen. The invention provides that, from the at least one displayed element, an optically salient element, on which the user must focus with their eyes in order to successfully perform the usage step, is established, and calibration data for the calibration of the eye tracker unit is generated depending on a display position of the optically salient element on the screen and depending on the at least one piece of viewing direction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Omer Yosha, Janine Perkuhn, Stefan Schulz, Christian Tendyck, Thomas Werner, Thomas Schwarz