Patents by Inventor Daniel Fritz

Daniel Fritz 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).

  • Publication number: 20220237896
    Abstract: A method for training a model to be used for processing images, wherein the model comprises: —a first portion (101) configured to receive images as input and configured to output a feature map, —a second portion (102) configured to receive the feature map outputted by the first portion as input and configured to output a semantic segmentation, the method comprising: —training a generator (201) so that the generator is configured to generate a feature map configured to be used as input to the second portion, —generating a plurality of feature maps using the generator, —training the second portion using the feature maps generated by the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yang He, Mario Fritz, Bernt Schiele, Daniel Olmeda Reino
  • Publication number: 20220237905
    Abstract: A method and system for training a model for image generation. The model includes a hybrid variational auto-encoder (VAE)—generative adversarial network (GAN) framework. The method includes the steps of: multiple input of an input image into the VAE which outputs in response multiple distinct output image samples, determining the best of the multiple output image samples as a best-of-many sample, the best-of-many sample having the minimum reconstruction cost, and training the model based on a predefined training objective, the predefined training objective integrating the best-of-many sample reconstruction cost and a GAN-based synthetic likelihood term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FÜR INFORMATIK
    Inventors: Daniel OLMEDA REINO, Apratim BHATTACHARYYA, Mario FRITZ, Bernt SCHIELE
  • Publication number: 20220223994
    Abstract: An antenna housing for mounting on a vehicle or on a vehicle roof surface includes an electrical circuit including at least one source element for emitting luminescent radiation, the at least one source element being located internally within the housing so as not to be visible externally, an indicating element for releasing luminescent radiation received from the at least one source element for viewing externally, and an optical conduit for providing an optical couple between the at least one source element and the indicating element. A combined antenna and indicator module for mounting on a vehicle includes the antenna housing, and a vehicle includes the combined antenna and indicator module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Sam Thoday, Shane Randell Koehne, Gary Dekievit, James Nicholson, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Heath Messenger, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 11283163
    Abstract: An antenna housing for mounting on a vehicle or on a vehicle roof surface includes an electrical circuit including at least one source element for emitting luminescent radiation, the at least one source element being located internally within the housing so as not to be visible externally, an indicating element for releasing luminescent radiation received from the at least one source element for viewing externally, and an optical conduit for providing an optical couple between the at least one source element and the indicating element. A combined antenna and indicator module for mounting on a vehicle includes the antenna housing, and a vehicle includes the combined antenna and indicator module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Motherson Innovations Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Sam Thoday, Shane Randell Koehne, Gary Dekievit, James Nicholson, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Heath Messenger, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 11084067
    Abstract: A mobile decontamination system has an internal combustion engine, a generator, a first pump, a boiler and a second pump. The engine is coupled to the generator and to the first pump. The first pump is designed for discharging a first decontamination medium via a first spray lance. The second pump is designed for discharging a second decontamination medium via a second spray lance. A system controller is designed for selectively operating the first pump and the heating boiler in one of at least two different operating modes. In the first operating mode, the first pump delivers a first volumetric flow through the boiler which is at such a high level that the first decontamination medium is in liquid form. In a second operating mode, the first pump delivers a second volumetric flow through the boiler which is at such a low level that the first decontamination medium transfers into gaseous form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Kaercher Futuretech GmbH
    Inventors: Ulli Reinhardt, Michael Spaan, Daniel Fritz, Markus Hellmuth
  • Patent number: 10969080
    Abstract: A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle includes a housing, at least one light pipe together with at least one light source disposed at least partially within the housing, and a clear lens substantially enclosing the housing, the at least one light pipe and the at least one light source, the lens having an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and at least one of a continuous transparent and translucent coating on the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SMR Patent S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: James Nicholson, Shane Koehne, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Messenger, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Gary Dekievit, Simon Field, Sam Thoday, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Volker Erhart, David Chamberlain, Andrew Brian Little, Eugene Schmirin, Drew Raymond Evans, Colin James Hall, Kamil Zuber
  • Patent number: 10836320
    Abstract: A light module for a light assembly of an exterior rear view device comprises a light source unit with at least one wire for an electric connection with a printed circuit board of the rear view device, in particular of the light assembly. The light module further comprises a housing unit supporting the light source unit and being provided with connecting and/or holding means for the attachment to at least one part, in particular a housing part, of the rear view device. The light module also includes sealing means for water and dustproof of the connection between the light module and the at least one part. A light assembly includes at least one of such a light module, and an exterior rear view device includes such a light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Nitesh Shah, Artem Rudi, Andreas Herrmann, Sandeep Panchal, Romeo Wieczorek, Daniel Fritz
  • Patent number: 10808908
    Abstract: A lighting device for a visual display in a rearview device of a vehicle includes at least one light element, at least one reflecting element which is included on or in a support element of the lighting device and is adapted to reflect incident light from the light element, at least one absorption element which is included on or in the support element of the lighting device and is adapted to absorb incident light from the light element, and at least one light guide element which is included on or in the support element of the lighting device and is adapted to collect and guide incident light from the light element, where the support element, the reflecting element, the absorption element or the light guide element are at least partially curved away from the light element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniel Fritz, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Raimund Negel
  • Patent number: 10787177
    Abstract: An exterior rearview system for an autonomous vehicle includes a housing adapted for mounting to an exterior side of a vehicle, the housing holding at least one of a reflective element or display screen for displaying to a driver a rear or side image of the vehicle, one or more lighting modules disposed in the housing and providing an adaptive lighting sector which is adaptively controlled, and a control system configured to receive input data related to at least one of a user's intention using a tracking sensor and a user's retaking control of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniel Fritz, Ilka Rötzer, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Romeo Wieczorek, Andrea König, Peter Hein, Alexandru Dobrete, Andreas Herrmann, Adam Di Fiore, Phillip McKenzie, Marco Cid, Simon Belcher, Reinhold Langbein
  • Publication number: 20200287278
    Abstract: An antenna housing for mounting on a vehicle or on a vehicle roof surface includes an electrical circuit including at least one source element for emitting luminescent radiation, the at least one source element being located internally within the housing so as not to be visible externally, an indicating element for releasing luminescent radiation received from the at least one source element for viewing externally, and an optical conduit for providing an optical couple between the at least one source element and the indicating element. A combined antenna and indicator module for mounting on a vehicle includes the antenna housing, and a vehicle includes the combined antenna and indicator module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sam Thoday, Shane Randell Koehne, Gary Dekievit, James Nicholson, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Heath Messenger, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10759331
    Abstract: A travel direction indicator module for an exterior rearview mirror arrangement for a motor vehicle has at least one light source. A first light conductor associated with the at least one light source includes a multiplicity of light decoupling points. The travel direction indicator further includes a second light conductor. The light source couples a first beam part into the first light conductor at a first end and a second beam part into the second light conductor at a first end. A module housing is formed as one injection molded part in common with the first light conductor and the second light conductor. The at least one light source emits light into a single light decoupling area, which is arranged in an area of the second end of the first light conductor situated opposite the first end of the first light conductor. An exterior rearview mirror arrangement having such a travel direction indicator module is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniel Fritz, Volker Erhart, Dénes Marosvoelgyi
  • Patent number: 10760760
    Abstract: An illumination device includes at least one illuminant for emitting light, and an optical reflection unit, including at least one reflective surface, and at least one surface including at least one mask, where the optical reflection unit is configured to receive the light emitted from the at least one illuminant and project at least one of an image, a symbol, a logo, and a legend on a projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Oliver Schmidt, Daniel Fritz, Jacob Messenger, Torsten Weingärtner, Fabian Sehn
  • Patent number: 10696206
    Abstract: A camera module housing of a vehicle includes at least a first light source adapted to radiate light having a first color, a second light source adapted to radiate light having a second color, wherein the first color is different from the second color, at least a first opening in the aperture of the camera module housing adapted to allow for light passing through from the first light source, at least a second opening in the aperture of the camera housing adapted to allow for light passing through from the second light source, where the first and second opening are arranged around a lens of the camera. A control circuit for controlling a lighting application in a vehicle includes at least a voltage input channel for receiving an input voltage; and at least a first output channel, a first lighting device, a second output channel, and a second lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Alf Liesener, Stefanie Göttlicher, Romeo Wieczorek, Daniel Fritz, Ilka Rötzer
  • Publication number: 20200122630
    Abstract: A travel direction indicator module for an exterior rearview mirror arrangement for a motor vehicle has at least one light source. A first light conductor associated with the at least one light source includes a multiplicity of light decoupling points. The travel direction indicator further includes a second light conductor. The light source couples a first beam part into the first light conductor at a first end and a second beam part into the second light conductor at a first end. A module housing is formed as one injection molded part in common with the first light conductor and the second light conductor. The at least one light source emits light into a single light decoupling area, which is arranged in an area of the second end of the first light conductor situated opposite the first end of the first light conductor. An exterior rearview mirror arrangement having such a travel direction indicator module is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniel Fritz, Volker Erhart, Dénes Marosvoelgyi
  • Publication number: 20200103093
    Abstract: A covering device for fully or partially covering one or more of a recess, a flat portion, a curved portion, and a stepped portion of at least one of a vehicle body component and a vehicle part includes a cover element provided by a strip element or a cap element, and at least one lip element which is fixedly or detachably connected to the cover element on at least one of its longitudinal sides, the covering device is designed so that light from a lighting device can shine through at least a portion of the covering device, at least one of the cover element and the at least one lip element is made at least partly of a polymeric substrate which is coated with a chromium-based reflective coating material, and the polymeric substrate and the chromium-based reflective coating are at least partially translucent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20200085974
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of immunotherapy, in particular tumor immunotherapy. The present invention provides pharmaceutical formulations for delivering RNA to antigen presenting cells such as dendrite cells (DCs) in the spleen after systemic administration. In particular, the formulations described herein enable to induce an immune response after systemic administration of antigen-coding RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH, TRON-Translationale Onkologie an der Universitatsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz gG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Heinrich Haas, Sebastian Kreiter, Mustafa Diken, Daniel Fritz, Martin Meng, Lena Mareen Kranz, Kerstin Reuter
  • Patent number: 10539294
    Abstract: A blind spot warning indication device for an exterior mirror of an automobile includes a light guide member. A plurality of wedge-shaped bosses are arranged side by side along an axis on the light guide member corresponding to a setting direction of the PCB. One side of each of the plurality of wedge-shaped bosses has a light incident end surface for aligning with a corresponding light source. An upper surface of each of the plurality of wedge-shaped bosses includes a light reflecting side having an optical pattern for reflecting and scattering. The reflecting side having the optical pattern is an upwardly convex arc surface. A lower surface of the wedge-shaped boss has a light emitting side. The outermost wedge-shaped boss has the largest curvature of the light-reflecting side compared to the other wedge-shaped bosses arranged side by side, and the outermost wedge-shaped boss has the longest length of the light-emitting side compared to the other wedge-shaped bosses arranged side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: SMR Patents S.à.r.l., Ningbo SMR Huaxiang Automotive Mirrors Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kürschner, Daniel Fritz, Yifei Feng, Yonggang Li, Weiping Lu
  • Publication number: 20200011502
    Abstract: A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle includes a housing, at least one light pipe together with at least one light source disposed at least partially within the housing, and a clear lens substantially enclosing the housing, the at least one light pipe and the at least one light source, the lens having an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and at least one of a continuous transparent and translucent coating on the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: James Nicholson, Shane Koehne, Scott Edwards, Simon Belcher, Jacob Messenger, Mathew Chapman-Winter, Gary Dekievit, Simon Field, Sam Thoday, Dean Caruso, Bill Frank, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Volker Erhart, David Chamberlain, Andrew Brian Little, Eugene Schmirin, Drew Raymond Evans, Colin James Hall, Kamil Zuber
  • Publication number: 20190383459
    Abstract: An illumination device includes at least one illuminant for emitting light, and an optical reflection unit, including at least one reflective surface, and at least one surface including at least one mask, where the optical reflection unit is configured to receive the light emitted from the at least one illuminant and project at least one of an image, a symbol, a logo, and a legend on a projection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Oliver Schmidt, Daniel Fritz, Jacob Messenger, Torsten Weingärtner, Fabian Sehn
  • Patent number: 10508788
    Abstract: A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle includes a housing, at least one light conductor with at least one illuminant provided by an LED on a printed circuit board, at least one light foil, and a clear lens. A method for manufacturing lamps for vehicles includes producing a housing, a light conductor, and a clear lens as one unit out of plastic in a 3-component injection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann