Patents by Inventor Franz Pfeiffer

Franz Pfeiffer 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: 20210185769
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a temperature control element for heating a sensor for detecting surroundings, having a three-dimensional plastic component, characterized in that at least one metallized structure is integrated into the plastic component or respectively provided therein, wherein the metallized structure is configured in such a manner that it assumes a heating function. A sensor arrangement for detecting surroundings is also disclosed, having a sensor for detecting surroundings as well as a temperature control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Grünwald, Franz Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10902648
    Abstract: A system and related method for signal processing. Interferometric projection data reconstructed into one or more images for a spatial distribution of a physical property of an imaged object. The interferometric projection data is derived from signals acquired by an X-ray detector (D), said signals caused by X-ray radiation after interaction of said X-ray radiation with an interferometer and with the object (OB) to be imaged, said interferometer (IF) having a reference phase. A reconstructor (RECON) reconstructs for the image(s) by fitting said data to a signal model by adapting fitting variables, said fitting variables including i) one or more imaging variables for the one or more images and ii), in addition to said one or more imaging variables, a dedicated phase variable for a fluctuation of said reference phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Koehler, Bernhard Johannes Brendel, Peter Noel, Franz Pfeiffer, Maximilian Von Teuffenbach
  • Publication number: 20200346589
    Abstract: A camera device for a vehicle includes an objective and an image sensor housing mechanically connected thereto. The objective is a telephoto lens. The telephoto lens includes a positioning element which enables the camera device to be fastened in an orientation predetermined by the positioning element of the telephoto lens. A fastening device for receiving and fixing such a camera device to a camera mount on a vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Grünwald, Franz Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20200271554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to specific complexes comprising heavy metal ions having an atomic number of 23 or higher and 83 or lower (in particular Ag1+, Ba2+, Pb2+, Gd3+ and Bi3+) and one or more hematein ligand(s). In particular, the invention relates to the use of the complexes as ex vivo contrast agents for a computed tomography scanning of a biological sample. Moreover, the invention relates to specific ex vivo methods for investigating a biological sample by means of computed tomography scanning methods, wherein the method comprises staining the biological sample with a solution comprising one or more of the complex(es); or wherein the method comprises staining the biological sample with a staining solution comprising hematein, and separately contacting the biological sample with one or more staining solution(s) comprising one or more heavy metal ions having an atomic number of 23 or higher and 83 or lower (in particular Ag1+, Ba2+, Pb2+, Gd3+ and Bi3+).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Madleen BUSSE, Franz PFEIFFER
  • Patent number: 10697902
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an X-ray tensor tomography (XTT) system (34), comprising a source (12) for providing a beam with coherent X-rays, a first grating (16) with first grating lines and a second grating (18) with second grating lines, the second grating lines being parallel to the first grating lines and the XTT-system (34) being configured to relatively shift the first grating (16) and/or the second grating (18) in a shifting direction (32) being parallel to the planes of the gratings (16, 18), a stage (36) for rotating the specimen about a first axis of rotation and about not more than two axes of rotation (26), the first axis of rotation lying in a plane (38) being tilted by an angle ? with respect to the to the planes of the gratings (16, 18), wherein 0°<??90°, and by an angle ? with respect to a plane being orthogonal to the direction of the beam path at a location of the stage (36), wherein 0°<?<90°, a detector (22), a reconstruction unit configured to reconstruct scattering tensors
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
    Inventors: Yash Sharma, Tobias Lasser, Franz Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10638027
    Abstract: A connection device for a coaxial cable which allows a comprehensive shielding by continuing the outer conductor through the entire housing of the connection device and onwards through the entire camera module. The outer conductor of an interface for the connection of a coaxial cable is electrically coupled with an electrically conductive housing, wherein the housing allows an electrical shielding of the inner components of a camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Pfeiffer, David Lässle, Daniel Kohler, Stefan Heubusch
  • Patent number: 10568588
    Abstract: Radiation source and detector arrangement for a differential phase contrast CT scanner, in which the detector tiles are placed asymmetrically such that direct rays, which hit gaps between tiles are sampled by tile centers for the complementary rays. This may provide for good image quality without any approximate processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Koehler, Franz Pfeiffer, Peter Benjamin Theodor Noel, Dieter Richard Hahn
  • Patent number: 10485492
    Abstract: The invention relates to a source-detector arrangement (11) of an X-ray apparatus (10) for grating based phase contrast computed tomography. The source-detector arrangement comprises an X-ray source (12) adapted for rotational movement around a rotation axis (R) relative to an object (140) and adapted for emittance of an X-ray beam of coherent or quasi-coherent radiation in a line pattern (21); and an X-ray detection system (16) including a first grating element (24) and a second grating element (26) and a detector element (6); wherein the line pattern of the radiation and a grating direction of the grating elements are arranged orthogonal to the rotation axis; and wherein the first grating element has a first grating pitch varied dependent on a cone angle (?) of the X-ray beam and/or the second grating element has a second grating pitch varied dependent on the cone angle of the X-ray beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Koehler, Ewald Roessl, Rolf Karl Otto Behling, Peter Benjamin THeodor Noel, Franz Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20190357352
    Abstract: A flexible conductor track (10) for connecting electronic modules, includes conductor track structures (12), two connecting regions (14, 16) for electrically connecting the conductor track structures (12) to corresponding conductor tracks of electronic modules, and at least one long slit (18, 20) in a region (11) in the conductor track (10) located between the two connecting regions. At least one of the connecting regions is designed to be connected to a corresponding connecting region of an electronic module by anisotropic conductive film adhesive (ACFA) bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Konrad ROTHENHAEUSLER, Franz PFEIFFER, Thilo BERG, Jos BECHER, Andreas SCHLEINKOFER, Martin VALLENDOR, Matthias DROPMANN, Oscar TORRES ALSINA, Steffen GOERMER, Patrick ALBRECHT, Hendrik POWILEIT, Dieter KROEKEL
  • Publication number: 20190331616
    Abstract: The invention relates to an X-ray CT method and in particular a registration-based dark-field tensor tomography method for testing a sample (60) by means of X-rays, with which method a sample (60) is consecutively scanned by means of X-rays in at least two fixed orientations differing from one another while rotating about a fixed rotation axis, in every orientation of the sample (60) on the basis of dark-field signals a plurality of scatter data sets is recorded, and the scatter data sets for different orientations are matched to one another by registration and combined into a common scatter data set reflecting a possible angular dependence of the scatter present due to the sample (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Florian Schaff, Franz Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20190310208
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an X-ray tensor tomography (XTT) system (34), comprising a source (12) for providing a beam with coherent X-rays, a first grating (16) with first grating lines and a second grating (18) with second grating lines, the second grating lines being parallel to the first grating lines and the XTT-system (34) being configured to relatively shift the first grating (16) and/or the second grating (18) in a shifting direction (32) being parallel to the planes of the gratings (16, 18), a stage (36) for rotating the specimen about a first axis of rotation and about not more than two axes of rotation (26), the first axis of rotation lying in a plane (38) being tilted by an angle ? with respect to the to the planes of the gratings (16, 18), wherein 0°<??90°, and by an angle ? with respect to a plane being orthogonal to the direction of the beam path at a location of the stage (36), wherein 0°<?<90°, a detector (22), a reconstruction unit configured to reconstruct scattering tensors
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yash Sharma, Tobias Lasser, Franz Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20180198967
    Abstract: A connection device for a coaxial cable which allows a comprehensive shielding by continuing the outer conductor through the entire housing of the connection device and onwards through the entire camera module. The outer conductor of an interface for the connection of a coaxial cable is electrically coupled with an electrically conductive housing, wherein the housing allows an electrical shielding of the inner components of a camera module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Pfeiffer, David Lässle, Daniel Kohler, Stefan Heubusch
  • Publication number: 20180192967
    Abstract: Radiation source and detector arrangement for a differential phase contrast CT scanner, in which the detector tiles are placed asymmetrically such that direct rays, which hit gaps between tiles are sampled by tile centers for the complementary rays. This may provide for good image quality without any approximate processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: THOMAS KOEHLER, FRANZ PFEIFFER, PETER BENJAMIN THEODOR NOEL, DIETER RICHARD HAHN
  • Publication number: 20180182131
    Abstract: A system and related method for signal processing. Interferometric projection data reconstructed into one or more images for a spatial distribution of a physical property of an imaged object. The interferometric projection data is derived from signals acquired by an X-ray detector (D), said signals caused by X-ray radiation after interaction of said X-ray radiation with an interferometer and with the object (OB) to be imaged, said interferometer (IF) having a reference phase. A reconstructor (RECON) reconstructs for the image(s) by fitting said data to a signal model by adapting fitting variables, said fitting variables including i) one or more imaging variables for the one or more images and ii), in addition to said one or more imaging variables, a dedicated phase variable for a fluctuation of said reference phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas KOEHLER, Bernhard Johannes BRENDEL, Peter NOEL, Franz PFEIFFER, Maximilian VON TEUFFENBACH
  • Publication number: 20170319149
    Abstract: The invention relates to a source-detector arrangement (11) of an X-ray apparatus (10) for grating based phase contrast computed tomography. The source-detector arrangement comprises an X-ray source (12) adapted for rotational movement around a rotation axis (R) relative to an object (140) and adapted for emittance of an X-ray beam of coherent or quasi-coherent radiation in a line pattern (21); and an X-ray detection system (16) including a first grating element (24) and a second grating element (26) and a detector element (6); wherein the line pattern of the radiation and a grating direction of the grating elements are arranged orthogonal to the rotation axis; and wherein the first grating element has a first grating pitch varied dependent on a cone angle (?) of the X-ray beam and/or the second grating element has a second grating pitch varied dependent on the cone angle of the X-ray beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: THOMAS KOEHLER, EWALD ROESSL, ROLF KARL OTTO BEHLING, PETER BENJAMIN THEODOR NOEL, FRANZ PFEIFFER
  • Publication number: 20170154226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a driver assistance system for a motor vehicle, comprising an environment camera for generating image data, which represent the environment of the motor vehicle, and comprising a control and evaluation unit, wherein the control and evaluation unit is designed to evaluate the image data and detect objects in such a way that partially transparent regions are detected in the case of primary objects, in particular primary vehicles, in the environment of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Urban Meis, Markus Gressmann, Franz Pfeiffer, Christian Wolbold
  • Patent number: 9557280
    Abstract: An X-ray tomography device for providing a 3D image of a sample comprising an X-ray source, a cell, a photon detector and a processing unit. The processing unit computes the 3D image on the basis of the images corresponding to a plurality of cell angles. The device further comprises a first and a second gratings having a grating period lower than 200 nm, and a microscope between the second grating and the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: TOTAL SA, UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
    Inventors: Franz Pfeiffer, Patrice Creux, Gérald Hamon
  • Patent number: 9480447
    Abstract: Grating interferometer comprising inclined phase grating structures, method for increasing the definition of phase contrast images of interferometers or in applications which are based on the Talbot effect, using inclined phase grating structures, phase gratings wherein the grating structures are positioned at angles on the substrate of the phase grating, method for producing grating structures which are positioned at angles on the substrate of the phase grating, and corresponding uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Juergen Mohr, Franz Pfeiffer, Elena Reznikova, Vladimir Nazmov
  • Patent number: 9230703
    Abstract: Gratings for analyzing the interference image in interferometers for phase contrast X-ray tomography, comprising a carrier and grating webs produced from at least two different materials, method for producing the same and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Juergen Mohr, Joachim Schulz, Elena Reznikova, Franz Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20140105353
    Abstract: An X-ray tomography device for providing a 3D image of a sample comprising an X-ray source, a cell, a photon detector and a processing unit. The processing unit computes the 3D image on the basis of the images corresponding to a plurality of cell angles. The device further comprises a first and a second gratings having a grating period lower than 200 nm, and a microscope between the second grating and the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR, TOTAL SA
    Inventors: Franz Pfeiffer, Patrice Creux, Gérald Hamon