Patents by Inventor Christoph Hermann

Christoph Hermann 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: 10902670
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein pertain to a machine-learning approach for shading. A system may determine, for each of a plurality of pixels, object visibility information based on one or more objects in a virtual environment. The system may select, for each pixel, a light source from a plurality of light sources in the virtual environment. The system may determine, for each pixel, lighting information associated with the light source selected for that pixel based on the associated object visibility information. The system may generate a first latent representation of the lighting information associated with the plurality of pixels. The system may generate a second latent representation by processing the first latent representation using a first machine-learning model trained to denoise latent light representations. The system may then generate color values for the plurality of pixels by processing at least the second latent representation using a second machine-learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Hermann Schied, Anton S. Kaplanyan
  • Publication number: 20200337498
    Abstract: A grilling device has a body, a cooking grate and a charcoal grate. The charcoal grate has a top side and a bottom side, is permeable to air, and has at least two parts. The at least two parts are tiltably arranged and, in the tilted position, form a space for fuel. The charcoal grate has holes on the top side and on the bottom side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph HERMANN, Martin WEIGAND
  • Patent number: 10621127
    Abstract: A communication channel for reconfiguration of a device, such as an FPGA, is described in various embodiments. One embodiment includes a physical input/output circuit, a dynamic layer, and a static layer. The static layer is programmed into the reconfigurable device to contain a configuration layer and a network layer. The configuration layer is able to receive additional layers, such as a virtual network layer and a virtual security layer and program them into the reconfigurable device. The virtual network layer can provide communication protocols, such as TCP/IP, and the virtual security layer can provide security protocols, such as TLS and IPSec. Various distributed applications can be programmed into the reconfigurable device over the network and configured to use the virtual network layer and the virtual security layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francois Abel, Christoph Hermann Hagleitner, Jagath Weerasinghe
  • Publication number: 20180285295
    Abstract: A communication channel for reconfiguration of a device, such as an FPGA, is described in various embodiments. One embodiment includes a physical input/output circuit, a dynamic layer, and a static layer. The static layer is programmed into the reconfigurable device to contain a configuration layer and a network layer. The configuration layer is able to receive additional layers, such as a virtual network layer and a virtual security layer and program them into the reconfigurable device. The virtual network layer can provide communication protocols, such as TCP/IP, and the virtual security layer can provide security protocols, such as TLS and IPSec. Various distributed applications can be programmed into the reconfigurable device over the network and configured to use the virtual network layer and the virtual security layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Francois Abel, Christoph Hermann Hagleitner, Jagath Weerasinghe
  • Publication number: 20180267020
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of diagnosing and/or treating ACVS, by determining expression levels of several ACVS-related molecules, such as FABP3, ANPR-1, IGFBP-3, F9, SELL, apoB100, ADPN, vWF, THBS1, PRL, PON3, EGFR, VEGF-D, HPX, MBT, F5, F10, SERPIN A5, HCII, and HABP2, for example in a blood sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicants: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc., Vancouver Island Health Authority, British Columbia Center for Disease Control, The Governors of the University of Calgary
    Inventors: Andrew Penn, Christoph Hermann Borchers, Mary Louise Lesperance, Angela Marie Jackson, Maximilian Barnaby Bibok, Viera Saly, Robert Fred Balshaw, Shelagh Brown Coutts
  • Patent number: 10020178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a system and method for preparing matrix-coated samples for analysis using mass spectrometry. In particular disclosed embodiments, the system and methods of using the system utilize an electric field to enhance results obtained from mass spectrometric analysis of the matrix-coated samples. The methods disclosed herein can be used to prepare biological samples that have improved characteristics facilitating the detection, localization, and/or identification of biomarkers for disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Hermann Borchers, Jun Han, Xiaodong Wang
  • Patent number: 9951648
    Abstract: A method for designing a stage for an axial turbomachine having a guide blade ring and a rotor blade ring arranged downstream of the guide blade ring is provided. The method includes: profiling a guide blade ring having guide blades arranged regularly over the circumference of the guide blade ring in accordance with basic aerodynamic and mechanical conditions; moving at least one profile section of at least one of the guide blades in the circumferential direction in such a way that the pitch angle for the at least one guide blade and a guide blade arranged adjacent thereto varies over the blade height in such a way that during operation of the axial turbomachine the departing flow formed downstream of the guide blade ring is irregularly formed over the circumference of the axial turbomachine, such that the vibration excitation of the rotor blades of the rotor blade ring is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Hermann Richter, Heinrich Stuer
  • Publication number: 20170148618
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a system and method for preparing matrix-coated samples for analysis using mass spectrometry. In particular disclosed embodiments, the system and methods of using the system utilize an electric field to enhance results obtained from mass spectrometric analysis of the matrix-coated samples. The methods disclosed herein can be used to prepare biological samples that have improved characteristics facilitating the detection, localization, and/or identification of biomarkers for disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Hermann BORCHERS, Jun HAN, Xiaodong WANG
  • Patent number: 9599616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the in vitro selection of at least one therapeutic cell subpopulation from an original cell population of eukaryotic cells, as well as to the therapeutic cell subpopulation selected by the method, which can be used for the treatment of diseases of tissues or organs. The selected cells are highly migrative and the method according to the invention provides for the selection of these highly migrative subpopulations from a sample comprising a mixture of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen Medizinische Fakultaet
    Inventors: Lusine Danielyan, Gayane Buniatian, Matthias Schwab, Christoph Hermann Gleiter, Barbara Proksch, Richard Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20160252508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the in vitro selection of at least one therapeutic cell subpopulation from an original cell population of eukaryotic cells, as well as to the therapeutic cell subpopulation selected by the method, which can be used for the treatment of diseases of tissues or organs. The selected cells are highly migrative and the method according to the invention provides for the selection of these highly migrative subpopulations from a sample comprising a mixture of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Lusine Danielyan, Gayane Buniatian, Matthias Schwab, Christoph Hermann Gleiter, Barbara Proksch, Richard Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9318518
    Abstract: An imaging system (100) includes a radiation source (112) that emits radiation that traverses an examination region and a detector array (114) with a plurality of photon counting detector pixels (116) that detect radiation traversing the examination region and respectfully generate a signal indicative of the detected radiation. The photon counting detector pixel includes a direct conversion layer (122) having a first radiation receiving side (202) and second opposing side (206), a cathode (118) affixed to and covering all of or a substantial portion of the first side, an anode (120) affixed to a centrally located region (208) of the second side, wherein the anode includes at least two sub-anodes (120, 120i, 1202, 120N), and a metallization (124) affixed to the second side, surrounding the anode and the anode region, with a gap between the anode and the metallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Hermann, Oliver Muelhens
  • Publication number: 20150063985
    Abstract: A method for designing a stage for an axial turbomachine having a guide blade ring and a rotor blade ring arranged downstream of the guide blade ring is provided. The method includes: profiling a guide blade ring having guide blades arranged regularly over the circumference of the guide blade ring in accordance with basic aerodynamic and mechanical conditions; moving at least one profile section of at least one of the guide blades in the circumferential direction in such a way that the pitch angle for the at least one guide blade and a guide blade arranged adjacent thereto varies over the blade height in such a way that during operation of the axial turbomachine the departing flow formed downstream of the guide blade ring is irregularly formed over the circumference of the axial turbomachine, such that the vibration excitation of the rotor blades of the rotor blade ring is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Hermann Richter, Heinrich Stuer
  • Patent number: 8926285
    Abstract: A turbine blade fastening is provided. The turbine blade fastening include a blade root implemented in a fir tree design, which includes anchoring teeth implemented toward the blade casting tip such that the height of the anchoring teeth is reduced toward the blade casting tip. The anchoring teeth are designed for fitting into corresponding recesses in a rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christoph Hermann Richter
  • Patent number: 8894353
    Abstract: A turbine blade system including a first turbine blade and a second turbine blade being arranged adjacent to each other shall be suited to allow a particularly secure and reliable operation of a turbine. To this end, the turbine blades are in contact in a first surface area and separated from each other in a second surface area, wherein the first turbine blade includes a pocket containing a damping piece in the second surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: James McCracken, Christoph Hermann Richter
  • Publication number: 20130287172
    Abstract: An imaging system (100) includes a radiation source (112) that emits radiation that traverses an examination region and a detector array (114) with a plurality of photon counting detector pixels (116) that detect radiation traversing the examination region and respectfully generate a signal indicative of the detected radiation. The photon counting detector pixel includes a direct conversion layer (122) having a first radiation receiving side (202) and second opposing side (206), a cathode (118) affixed to and covering all of or a substantial portion of the first side, an anode (120) affixed to a centrally located region (208) of the second side, wherein the anode includes at least two sub-anodes (120, 120i, 1202, 120N), and a metallization (124) affixed to the second side, surrounding the anode and the anode region, with a gap between the anode and the metallization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Hermann, Oliver Muelhens
  • Patent number: 8568088
    Abstract: An arrangement for damping blade vibrations in a turbomachine is provided. The blade vibrations are due to an arrangement made of magnets and multiple induction plates and the undesired vibrations of the blade are damped by creating turbulent flows, wherein the induction plates are directed parallel to the rotation axis, and the magnetic field caused by the magnets is formed homogenously in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christoph Hermann Richter
  • Publication number: 20120224971
    Abstract: A turbine blade fastening is provided. The turbine blade fastening include a blade root implemented in a fir tree design, which includes anchoring teeth implemented toward the blade casting tip such that the height of the anchoring teeth is reduced toward the blade casting tip. The anchoring teeth are designed for fitting into corresponding recesses in a rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Christoph Hermann Richter
  • Patent number: 8192167
    Abstract: A turbine-blade locking device having a wedge movable in an axial direction is disclosed. The wedge is movable in the axial direction by a tensioning device, as a result of which a force is produced in the axial direction. The force in the axial direction causes the turbine blade to be pressed against the blade holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Helmis, Michael Kleinhaus, Christoph Hermann Richter
  • Publication number: 20120020793
    Abstract: A turbine blade system including a first turbine blade and a second turbine blade being arranged adjacent to each other shall be suited to allow a particularly secure and reliable operation of a turbine. To this end, the turbine blades are in contact in a first surface area and separated from each other in a second surface area, wherein the first turbine blade includes a pocket containing a damping piece in the second surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: James McCracken, Christoph Hermann Richter
  • Publication number: 20110299989
    Abstract: A damping system for damping the vibrations of a blade union is provided. The blades arranged in a neighboring manner are coupled to one another via a coupling element, wherein the coupling element is arranged fixed in a first blade and extends into the second blade, wherein the coupling element is not arranged in the second blade but rather solely contacts there such that, as a consequence of centrifugal forces, a free end of the coupling element presses against the second blade and a friction force thus occurs, leading to an energy dissipation and vibrations being thus damped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Christoph Hermann Richter