Patents by Inventor Edgar Muller

Edgar Muller 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: 20190314857
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of the protection of security documents such as for example banknotes and identity documents against counterfeit and illegal reproduction. In particular, the present invention provides processes for magnetically transferring one or more indicia into a not yet hardened coating layer made of a coating composition comprising platelet-shaped magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles so as to produce optical effect layers (OELs) as anti-counterfeit means on security documents or security articles or for decorative purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Neda NIKSERESHT GHANEPOUR, Evgeny LOGINOV, Mathieu SCHMID, Claude-Alain DESPLAND, Edgar MULLER
  • Patent number: 10367677
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a fifth-generation wireless communications network, including an example method, in a wireless device, that includes determining a reporting quality threshold for a parameter related to channel state information (CSI); performing a measurement for each of a plurality of beams from a first predetermined set of beams for evaluation; evaluating the measurement for each of the plurality of beams against the reporting quality threshold; discontinuing the performing and evaluating of measurements in response to determining that the reporting quality threshold is met for one of the beams, such that one or more beams in the first predetermined set of beams are not measured and evaluated; and reporting, to the wireless communications network, CSI for the one of the beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Parkvall, Janne Peisa, Gunnar Mildh, Robert Baldemair, Stefan Wager, Jonas Kronander, Karl Werner, Richard Abrahamsson, Ismet Aktas, Peter Alriksson, Junaid Ansari, Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Henrik Asplund, Fredrik Athley, Håkan Axelsson, Joakim Axmon, Johan Axnäs, Kumar Balachandran, Gunnar Bark, Jan-Erik Berg, Andreas Bergström, Håkan Björkegren, Nadia Brahmi, Cagatay Capar, Anders Carlsson, Andreas Cedergren, Mikael Coldrey, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Erik Dahlman, Ali El Essaili, Ulrika Engström, Mårten Ericson, Erik Eriksson, Mikael Fallgren, Rul Fan, Gabor Fodor, Pål Frenger, Jonas Fridén, Jonas Fröberg Olsson, Anders Furuskár, Johan Furuskog, Virgile Garcia, Ather Gattami, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ulf Gustavsson, Bo Hagerman, Fredrik Harrysson, Ning He, Martin Hessler, Kimmo Hiltunen, Songnam Hong, Dennis Hui, Jörg Huschke, Tim Irnich, Sven Jacobsson, Niklas Jaldén, Simon Järmyr, Zhiyuan Jiang, Martin Johansson, Niklas Johansson, Du Ho Kang, Eleftherios Karipidis, Patrik Karlsson, Ali S. Khayrallah, Caner Kilinc, Göran N. Klang, Sara Landström, Christina Larsson, Gen Li, Bo Lincoln, Lars Lindbom, Robert Lindgren, Bengt Lindoff, Fredrik Lindqvist, Jinhua Liu, Thorsten Lohmar, Qianxi Lu, Lars Manholm, Ivana Maric, Jonas Medbo, Qingyu Miao, Reza Moosavi, Walter Müller, Elena Myhre, Johan Nilsson, Karl Norrman, Bengt-Erik Olsson, Torgny Palenius, Sven Petersson, Jose Luis Pradas, Mikael Prytz, Olav Queseth, Pradeepa Ramachandra, Edgar Ramos, Andres Reial, Thomas Rimhagen, Emil Ringh, Patrik Rugeland, Johan Rune, Joachim Sachs, Henrik Sahlin, Vidit Saxena, Nima Seifi, Yngve Selén, Eliane Semaan, Sachin Sharma, Cong Shi, Johan Sköld, Magnus Stattin, Anders Stjernman, Dennis Sundman, Lars Sundström, Miurel Isabel Tercero Vargas, Claes Tidestav, Sibel Tombaz, Johan Torsner, Hugo Tullberg, Jari Vikberg, Peter Von Wrycza, Thomas Walldeen, Anders Wallén, Pontus Wallentin, Hai Wang, Ke Wang Helmersson, Jianfeng Wang, Yi-Pin Eric Wang, Niclas Wiberg, Emma Wittenmark, Osman Nuri Can Yilmaz, Ali Zaidi, Zhan Zhang, Zhang Zhang, Yanil Zheng
  • Publication number: 20190217335
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of the protection of security documents such as for example banknotes and identity documents against counterfeit and illegal reproduction. In particular, the present invention provides processes for magnetically transferring one or more indicia into a not yet hardened coating layer made of a coating composition comprising platelet-shaped magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles so as to produce optical effect layers (OELs) as anti-counterfeit means on security documents or security articles or for decorative purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Neda NIKSERESHT GHANEPOUR, Evgeny LOGINOV, Mathieu SCHMID, Claude-Alain DESPLAND, Edgar MULLER
  • Publication number: 20170305184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of devices and processes for producing optical effect layers (OEL) comprising magnetically bi-axially oriented platelet-shaped magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles, in particular for producing said OELs as anti-counterfeit means on security documents or security articles or for decorative purposes. The process described herein comprises the step of a) applying on a substrate surface a radiation curable coating composition comprising platelet-shaped magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles, b) exposing the radiation curable coating composition to a dynamic magnetic field of a magnetic assembly comprising a Halbach cylinder assembly, and c) at least partially curing the radiation curable coating composition of step b) so as to fix the platelet-shaped magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles in their adopted positions and orientations, said step c) being carried out partially simultaneously or simultaneously with step b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDINGS SA
    Inventor: Edgar MULLER
  • Patent number: 9746538
    Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging uses regularized SENSE reconstruction for a reduced field of view, but minimizes folding artifacts. A reference scan is oversampled relative to the reduced field of view. The oversampling provides coil sensitivity information for a region greater than the reduced field of view. The reconstruction of the object for the reduced field of view using the coil sensitivities for the larger region may have fewer folding artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Qiu Wang, Derya Gol Gungor, Michael Zenge, Marcel Dominik Nickel, Edgar Müller, Mariappan S. Nadar
  • Publication number: 20170232727
    Abstract: The apparatus and methods of the present disclosure relate to devices comprising spinning magnets driven by electric motors for use with printing or coating equipment. These devices and methods are for orienting magnetic or magnetisable pigment particles in an unhardened coating composition on a substrate. Specifically, these devices and methods are for producing optical effect layers. The apparatus comprises a holder, onto which is mounted a motor and a permanent magnet assembly. The motor is configured to spin the permanent magnet assembly. The holder is configured to be removably fixed to a base of a rotating magnetic cylinder (RMC) or a flatbed printing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Evgeny LOGINOV, Mathieu SCHMID, Claude-Alain DESPLAND, Pierre DEGOTT, Edgar MULLER
  • Patent number: 9684979
    Abstract: A method of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of a volume undergoing repetitive motion includes obtaining source slice data indicative of a plurality of source slices during the repetitive motion, and obtaining anchor slice data indicative of an anchor slice during the repetitive motion. The anchor slice intersects the plurality of source slices. The source slice data and the anchor slice data are reconstructed. A three-dimensional image assembly procedure is implemented to generate, for each phase of the repetitive motion, volume data based on a respective subset of the reconstructed source slice data. For each phase of the repetitive motion, the respective subset of slices is selected based on a correlation of the source slice data and the anchor slice data along an intersection between each source slice and the anchor slice. The source slice data of the selected subset is corrected for misalignment with the anchor slice data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Lu, Peter Speier, Hasan Ertan Cetingul, Marie-Pierre Jolly, Michaela Schmidt, Christoph Guetter, Carmel Hayes, Arne Littmann, Hui Xue, Mariappan S. Nadar, Frank Sauer, Edgar Müller
  • Patent number: 9358701
    Abstract: A method is described here for the layerwise construction of models, wherein, in a building region, a particulate material is applied layerwise and selectively cured. These steps are repeated until a desired model is obtained. The material comprises in this case a particulate building material and a spray-dried alkali metal silicate solution. Selective activation of the curing proceeds using a water-comprising solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Ingo Gnüchtel, Daniel Günther, Ingo Ederer, Christian Lustig, Edgar Müller
  • Publication number: 20150091563
    Abstract: A method of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of a volume undergoing repetitive motion includes obtaining source slice data indicative of a plurality of source slices during the repetitive motion, and obtaining anchor slice data indicative of an anchor slice during the repetitive motion. The anchor slice intersects the plurality of source slices. The source slice data and the anchor slice data are reconstructed. A three-dimensional image assembly procedure is implemented to generate, for each phase of the repetitive motion, volume data based on a respective subset of the reconstructed source slice data. For each phase of the repetitive motion, the respective subset of slices is selected based on a correlation of the source slice data and the anchor slice data along an intersection between each source slice and the anchor slice. The source slice data of the selected subset is corrected for misalignment with the anchor slice data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Lu, Peter Speier, Hasan Ertan Cetingul, Marie-Pierre Jolly, Michaela Schmidt, Christoph Guetter, Carmel Hayes, Arne Littmann, Hui Xue, Mariappan S. Nadar, Frank Sauer, Edgar Müller
  • Publication number: 20150054505
    Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging uses regularized SENSE reconstruction for a reduced field of view, but minimizes folding artifacts. A reference scan is oversampled relative to the reduced field of view. The oversampling provides coil sensitivity information for a region greater than the reduced field of view. The reconstruction of the object for the reduced field of view using the coil sensitivities for the larger region may have fewer folding artifacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Qiu Wang, Derya Gol, Michael Zenge, Marcel Dominik Nickel, Edgar Müller, Mariappan S. Nadar
  • Patent number: 8948480
    Abstract: A method for image reconstruction includes receiving under-sampled k-space data, determining a data fidelity term of a first image of the under-sampled k-space data in view of a second image of the under-sampled k-space data, wherein a time component separated the first image and the second image, determining a spatial penalization on redundant Haar wavelet coefficients of the first image in view of the second image, and optimizing the first image according the data fidelity term and the spatial penalization, wherein the spatial penalization selectively penalizes temporal coefficients and an optimized image of the first image is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Jeremy Rapin, Alban Lefebvre, Mariappan S. Nadar, Ti-chiun Chang, Michael Zenge, Edgar Müller
  • Patent number: 8879809
    Abstract: A method to process medical image data has the following features. Immediately compressed raw data are acquired by an imaging medical technology apparatus. The compressed raw data are stored. In addition to the compressed raw data, processing data are stored which are provided to generate output data from the compressed raw data, wherein the file size of the compressed raw data and the processing data in total is less than the file size of the output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Edgar Müller, Peter Speier, Michael Zenge
  • Patent number: 8841908
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to an apparatus that includes a local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography system and an implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Assmann, Okan Ekinci, Björn Heismann, Reto Merges, Edgar Müller, Sebastian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8807036
    Abstract: An oxidatively curing intaglio printing ink is disclosed, comprising an oxidatively curable polymer, an anionic macromolecular surfactant, a wax component, and a salt of vanadium, preferably of the vanadyl (VO2+) ion, as the oxypolymerization inducing siccativating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sicpa Holding SA
    Inventors: Olivier Lefebvre, Christophe Schaller, Pierre Degott, Edgar Müller
  • Publication number: 20140212677
    Abstract: A method is described here for the layerwise construction of models, wherein, in a building region, a particulate material is applied layerwise and selectively cured. These steps are repeated until a desired model is obtained. The material comprises in this case a particulate building material and a spray-dried alkali metal silicate solution. Selective activation of the curing proceeds using a water-comprising solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Ingo Gnüchtel, Daniel Günther, Ingo Ederer, Christian Lustig, Edgar Müller
  • Patent number: 8696031
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a security element comprising a transparent substrate and a magnetically oriented image coating on said substrate, wherein said image coating is preferably laid out such as to show a 3-dimensional effect, appearing in positive or negative relief respectively, if observed form the recto- or the verso side, respectively. The security element can be easily identified by the unaided eye, by just turning around the document and observing the angle-dependent image on either side. On the other hand, the security element cannot be reproduced by scanning or copying the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SICPA Holding SA
    Inventors: Claude-Alain Despland, Mathieu Schmid, Pierre Degott, Edgar Müller, Albert Stichelberger
  • Patent number: 8675940
    Abstract: A method of deriving blood flow parameters from a moving three-dimensional (3D) model of a blood vessel includes determining a reference vascular cross-sectional plane through a location of a lumen in a moving 3D model of the blood vessel at one time within the model, determining a plurality of target vascular cross-sectional planes at multiple times via temporal tracking of the reference plane based on a displacement field, determining a plurality of contours based on an intersection of the target vascular cross-sectional planes with the moving 3D vessel model at multiple times within the model, and determining a blood flow parameter of the vessel from intersections of each contour of a given one of the times with a phase contrast magnetic resonance (PC-MRI) image of the blood vessel from the corresponding time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mehmet Akif Gulsun, Andreas Greiser, Jens Guehring, Arne Littmann, Edgar Müller
  • Patent number: 8675942
    Abstract: A reconstructed image is rendered from a set of MRI data by first estimating an image with an area which does not contain artifacts or has an artifact with a relative small magnitude. Corresponding data elements in the estimated image and a trial image are processed, for instance by multiplication, to generate an intermediate data set. The intermediate data set is transformed and minimized iteratively to generate a reconstructed image that is free or substantially free of artifacts. In one embodiment a Karhunen-Loeve Transform (KLT) is used. A sparsifying transformation may be applied to generate the reconstructed image. The sparsifying transformation may be also not be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, National Institutes of Health
    Inventors: Ti-chiun Chang, Mariappan S. Nadar, Jens Gühring, Michael Zenge, Kai Tobias Block, Peter Speier, Edgar Müller, Michael S. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140008906
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for magnetically transferring indicia, such as a design or an image, to a wet coating layer applied on a substrate, such as a sheet or a web, wherein the said coating layer comprises at least one type of magnetic or magnetizable particles; said device comprising a) at least one magnetized permanent-magnetic plate (2) carrying relief, engravings or cut-outs, mounted such that its relief surface remains accessible, b) at least one additional magnet (3), disposed below said at least one permanent-magnetic plate, facing the surface of the magnetic plate which is opposite to the relief, engraving or cut-out, and c) a holder (1), which has the mechanical function to hold the pieces together in fixed positions. A method for producing the device, the use of the device, and magnetically induced designs obtained with the device, which are useful for protecting currency, value—and identity documents, are disclosed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDINGS S.A.
    Inventors: Mathieu SCHMID, Claude-Alain DESPLAND, Pierre DEGOTT, Edgar MULLER
  • Publication number: 20130342851
    Abstract: A method for gathering information relating to at least one object positioned on a patient positioning device of a medical imaging device is provided. The method includes the following steps: gathering by optical means of 3-D image data relating to the object positioned on the patient positioning device by means of a 3-D image data recording unit, transferring the gathered 3-D image data from the 3-D image data recording unit to an evaluating unit, determining information relating to the object positioned on the patient positioning device based on the 3-D image data by means of the evaluating unit, generating output information based on the determined information relating to the object positioned on the patient positioning device, and outputting the output information relating to the object positioned on the patient positioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Holger Dresel, Matthias Drobnitzky, Jens Gühring, Edgar Müller, Stefan Popescu