Patents by Inventor Frank Albrecht

Frank Albrecht 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: 20220197730
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer media for blockchain-based communication between applications are provided herein. Using a blockchain-based multi-application communication platform, different applications can create and interact with trusted records. A trusted record represents something quantified and/or tracked through an application. Trusted records are stored in a blockchain. Trusted records can be created by one application and accessed by other applications through the platform. Interactions of the different applications with a trusted record are also stored in the blockchain. The immutability of information stored in the blockchain ensures that the trusted records can in fact be trusted, ensures that interactions with trusted records are memorialized, and removes uncertainty as to which application's records are correct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventor: Frank Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11290294
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for facilitating collaborations between entities. A hub computing system is provided that is accessible to multiple client systems. The hub computing system can be used to create instances of collaboration entities, which can be of various defined types. Object instances can be created and included in, or referenced by, the collaboration entity instances. Clients may take various actions with respect to a collaboration entity instance using one or more hub services. At least a portion of the actions taken with respect to a collaboration entity instance can be recorded in a blockchain. The blockchain records can be used to verify actions taken with respect to a collaboration entity instance, and to verify the integrity of collaboration entity instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Greven, Frank Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10988220
    Abstract: A cover device for at least partially closing an underwater opening in a hull of a watercraft includes a variable-volume hollow-chamber lip assembly including at least two hollow-chamber lips and one buoyancy body. The at least one hollow-chamber lip is volume-variable by supplying a fluid to or removing a fluid from an interior thereof, and the at least one hollow-chamber lip assembly is shiftable between an expanded state and a contracted state by supplying or removing the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SKF MARINE GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Spardel, Frank Albrecht, Ulrich Albrecht, Kai Danneberg, Uwe Leitloff
  • Publication number: 20210105148
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for facilitating collaborations between entities. A hub computing system is provided that is accessible to multiple client systems. The hub computing system can be used to create instances of collaboration entities, which can be of various defined types. Object instances can be created and included in, or referenced by, the collaboration entity instances. Clients may take various actions with respect to a collaboration entity instance using one or more hub services. At least a portion of the actions taken with respect to a collaboration entity instance can be recorded in a blockchain. The blockchain records can be used to verify actions taken with respect to a collaboration entity instance, and to verify the integrity of collaboration entity instances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Greven, Frank Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20200130796
    Abstract: A cover device for at least partially closing an underwater opening in a hull of a watercraft includes a variable-volume hollow-chamber lip assembly including at least two hollow-chamber lips and one buoyancy body. The at least one hollow-chamber lip is volume-variable by supplying a fluid to or removing a fluid from an interior thereof, and the at least one hollow-chamber lip assembly is shiftable between an expanded state and a contracted state by supplying or removing the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Holger SPARDEL, Frank ALBRECHT, Ulrich ALBRECHT, Kai DANNEBERG, Uwe LEITLOFF
  • Patent number: 10421522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover device for at least sectional closing of an underwater opening in a hull of a watercraft, in particular an opening of a transverse channel of a thruster. According to the invention the cover device includes at least one variable-volume hollow chamber lip including at least one buoyancy body, and the at least one hollow chamber lip is shiftable into an expansion state or into a shrinkage state by supplying or removing a fluid, in particular air. As a result of the variable-volume or inflatable cover device a more reliable and simultaneously lower-maintenance operation of the cover device is given. In addition, the invention has a thruster, in particular a bow or stern-thruster, as subject matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Marine GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Zollenkopf, Frank Albrecht, Ulrich Albrecht, Kai Danneberg, Uwe Leitloff, Thomas Siebrecht, Holger Spardel
  • Publication number: 20190188654
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and computer-readable storage mediums for receiving, from a first computing device, a request for a transaction to be executed during a cooperative effort, the request requesting resources, each resource being associated with an amount of digital currency, receiving, from a second computing device, a response to the request, the response indicating that a second entity at least partially fulfills the request, recording the request and the response in a DLS, each of the first computing device and the second computing device communicating with the DLS, logging the request and the response in respective resource planning systems of the first entity and the second entity, the resource planning systems communicating with respective nodes of the DLS, and, upon ending of the cooperative effort, facilitating reconciliation between the first entity and the second entity based on transaction data recorded in the DLS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10220923
    Abstract: A fin stabilizer for stabilizing watercraft includes a pivotable stabilizer fin and a receiving space for receiving the stabilizer fin. The stabilizer fin is shiftable from a retracted state in which the stabilizer fin is received in the receiving space to an extended state in which the stabilizer fin extends from the receiving space. Also at least one flexible cover element for at least partially covering an opening of the receiving space, through which opening the stabilizer fin enters and exits the receiving space during retracting and extending, respectively. The stabilizer fin does not contact the at least one cover element when shifting from the retracted state to the extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Marine GmbH
    Inventors: Kai Danneberg, Michael Zollenkopf, Frank Albrecht, Ulrich Albrecht, Uwe Leitloff, Thomas Siebrecht, Holger Spardel
  • Publication number: 20180312223
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover device for at least sectional closing of an underwater opening in a hull of a watercraft, in particular an opening of a transverse channel of a thruster. According to the invention the cover device includes at least one variable-volume hollow chamber lip including at least one buoyancy body, and the at least one hollow chamber lip is shiftable into an expansion state or into a shrinkage state by supplying or removing a fluid, in particular air. As a result of the variable-volume or inflatable cover device a more reliable and simultaneously lower-maintenance operation of the cover device is given. In addition, the invention has a thruster, in particular a bow or stern-thruster, as subject matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Zollenkopf, Frank Albrecht, Ulrich Albrecht, Kai Danneberg, Uwe Leitloff, Thomas Siebrecht, Holger Spardel
  • Publication number: 20170247090
    Abstract: A fin stabilizer for stabilizing watercraft includes a pivotable stabilizer fin and a receiving space for receiving the stabilizer fin. The stabilizer fin is shiftable from a retracted state in which the stabilizer fin is received in the receiving space to an extended state in which the stabilizer fin extends from the receiving space. Also at least one flexible cover element for at least partially covering an opening of the receiving space, through which opening the stabilizer fin enters and exits the receiving space during retracting and extending, respectively. The stabilizer fin does not contact the at least one over element when shifting from the retracted state to the extended state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Kai Danneberg, Michael Zollenkopf, Frank Albrecht, Ulrich Albrecht, Uwe Leitloff, Thomas Siebrecht, Holger Spardel
  • Publication number: 20140013451
    Abstract: Techniques and configurations for implementing data obfuscation for Representational State Transfer (RESTful) web service communications such as those communicated using an Open Data (OData) protocol are described. In one example embodiment, an obfuscation service includes an OData client, an OData server, and an OData obfuscation data server, the obfuscation service operating to intercept and process OData web service requests being transmitted from requesting clients to backend enterprise data services. The obfuscation service may include or integrate with an obfuscation engine, including a context engine, a rules engine, and a hierarchical mapping engine to determine rules for data obfuscation based on determined context and hierarchical mappings. The obfuscation service may apply the determined rules to provide specific access control and data obfuscation results of data retrieved from the backend enterprise services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Peter Kulka, Frank Albrecht
  • Patent number: 7925641
    Abstract: A system, article and method of indexing web content is presented. An attribute is generated for a rendered web page rendered by a display component. The attribute includes a uniform resource locator to the rendered web page, and the rendered web page is associated with a complex resource structure that defines content of a design time version of the rendered web page. The attribute is added to the complex resource structure, and the uniform resource locator from the attribute is indexed in a search engine index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Frank Albrecht, Stephan Klevenz
  • Publication number: 20090083293
    Abstract: A system, article and method of indexing web content is presented. An attribute is generated for a rendered web page rendered by a display component. The attribute includes a uniform resource locator to the rendered web page, and the rendered web page is associated with a complex resource structure that defines content of a design time version of the rendered web page. The attribute is added to the complex resource structure, and the uniform resource locator from the attribute is indexed in a search engine index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Albrecht, Stephan Klevenz
  • Publication number: 20090077112
    Abstract: A performance-optimized web content navigation system and method are disclosed. A read-optimized data structure representing a tree structure of web content is generated. The tree structure includes an ordered set of interconnected nodes, and each node representing a website or web page. The read-optimized data structure is stored in a cache accessible by a portal runtime environment, which provides access to the read-optimized data structure using a single read operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Albrecht, Stephan Klevenz
  • Patent number: 7302547
    Abstract: System and method of supporting virtual mappings for shared firmware contents in a computer system are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises, responsive to a function call issued by a processor, determining whether address translation has been enabled for the issuing processor; and responsive to a determination that address translation has been enabled, determining an ID of the issuing processor; identifying a Physical-to-Virtual (“PTV”) Map corresponding to the issuing processor; extracting from the identified PTV map a virtual address corresponding to a physical address passed in the function call; and returning the virtual address to the issuing processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Dickert Powers, Gregory Frank Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20050222986
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer systems and program products synchronizing a displayname and a resource identifier. In one technique, a machine-implemented method includes receiving input corresponding to a displayname of a data resource; preparing a resource identifier of the data resource within a repository based on the input and naming conventions associated with the repository; and preparing the displayname of the data resource based on the input. The resource identifier may be prepared such that the resource identifier resembles the displayname. Naming conventions may include a naming convention that requires a content-type extension to be retained by a resource identifier. The displayname may be presented to a user interface such that only the displayname is displayed and a corresponding resource identifier is excluded from being displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Andreas Heix, Hans-Juergen Richstein, Frank Albrecht
  • Patent number: 6555932
    Abstract: An electronic circuit for a utility vehicle having a sensing apparatus for detecting data regarding the vehicle and a control for operating implements used in conjunction with the vehicle. The electronic circuit is operatively coupled to the sensing apparatus to provide more accurate data regarding use of the vehicle. The electronic circuit operates in two modes including: a first mode allowing the sensing apparatus to operate, and a second mode not allowing the sensing apparatus to operate. Typically, the electronic circuit is operatively coupled between a power source of the utility vehicle and the sensing apparatus for regulating the supply of power therebetween by operating in the two modes. Preferably, the electronic circuit is operatively linked to a control that operates implements used in conjunction with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Frank A. Albrecht