Patents by Inventor Georg Frank

Georg Frank 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: 10345345
    Abstract: A fiber-optic current sensor uses a highly-birefringent spun fiber as sensing fiber. The light is fed through a retarder, which is a detuned quarter-wave or half-wave retarder. It is shown that such detuning can be used to compensate for temperature dependencies of the sensing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Georg Mueller, Xun Gu, Klaus Bohnert, Andreas Frank
  • Publication number: 20190195921
    Abstract: A fiber optic sensor and related method are described, with the sensor including a cross-coupling element in the optical path between a polarizing element and a sensing element, but separated from the sensing element itself; with the cross-coupling element generating a defined cross-coupling between the two orthogonal polarization states of the fundamental mode of a polarization maintaining fiber guiding light from the light source to the sensing element thus introducing a wavelength-dependent or temperature-dependent sensor signal shift to balance wavelength-dependent or temperature-dependent signal shifts due to other elements of the sensor, particularly signal shifts due to the wavelength dependence of the Faraday effect or the electro-optic effect constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Georg Müller, Klaus Bohnert, Andreas Frank, Philippe Gabus
  • Publication number: 20190154738
    Abstract: The optical interferometric sensor device comprises an integrated beam splitter having a first facet and a second facet with optical ports arranged therein. On the beam splitter, the beam splitting junctions as well as the optoelectronics-side ports and the sensing-side port are arranged with a mutual displacement along the direction of the first facet. This displacement reduces undesired interference effects caused by stray light. Also, a quarter-wave retarder is provided in a recess of the beam splitter with layers of soft adhesive adjacent to it in order to reduce stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Klaus Bohnert, Andreas Frank, Yang Lin, Xun Gu, Georg Müeller
  • Publication number: 20190118788
    Abstract: A brake module for a hydraulically braked tractor coupled to a pneumatically braked trailer has a trailer control valve connected via hydraulic control inlet to a hydraulic pressure line leaving a master brake cylinder, and via pneumatic inlet to a compressed air reservoir. Hydraulic control pressure determines pneumatic output pressure level at a trailer control valve pneumatic outlet. The brake module has a break-off prevention module which, if the control line leaks or separates from the trailer control valve relative to the trailer brake system, closes a supply pressure coupling head supply line and causes trailer brake system venting. The break-off prevention module has a pneumatic supply pressure inlet and a pneumatic tear-off control pressure inlet connected to the air reservoir independently of trailer control valve pressure inlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicants: WABCO GmbH, AGCO International GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko BRUETT, Georg FRANK, Stefan PRESTEL, Jan SPREMBERG
  • Patent number: 9667458
    Abstract: A device may demodulate a set of OFDM data-pilot symbols and select a subset of based at least in part on the position of each data pilot on a constellation map (e.g., how close the data pilot symbol is to an actual constellation point). The device may then perform a data-pilot-based phase estimation based at least in part on the selected subset. The device may also reduce the number of data pilots by partitioning a set of subcarriers into groups and selecting a representative subcarrier from each group. The phase estimation may then be based on the data pilots received on the selected subcarriers. In some cases, the device may also generate a smooth phase signal based on a linear regression algorithm including a phase averaging and a phase offset estimation and perform the phase estimation using the smooth phase signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Georg Frank, Nicola Varanese
  • Patent number: 8825480
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Christoph A. Joetten, Christian Sgraja, Georg Frank, Pengjun Huang, Christian Pietsch, Marc W. Werner, Ethan R. Duni, Eugene J. Baik
  • Patent number: 8725502
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Christian Pietsch, Georg Frank, Christian Sgraja, Pengjun Huang, Christoph A. Joetten, Marc W. Werner, Wolfgang Granzow
  • Patent number: 8503517
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Pengjun Huang, Christian Pietsch, Christian Sgraja, Georg Frank, Christoph A. Joetten, Marc W. Werner, Wolfgang Granzow
  • Patent number: 8429905
    Abstract: A vehicle engine exhaust gas treatment system (10) for use on a tractor comprising storage means (11) for storing urea, injector means (13) for injecting urea into a catalytic converter (21) located in an exhaust (22) of an engine (23), an air duct (29;30) via which air is drawn into the engine, and cooling means for cooling the urea on its passage from the storage means to the injector means, the cooling means comprising a heat exchanger which includes an inner pipe (15; 17) through which the urea flows on its way to the injector means, the inner pipe extending within the air duct (29;30) to cool the urea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: AGCO GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Capelle, Georg Frank
  • Patent number: 8014782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements for a fast setup of physical communication channels in a CDMA-based communication system. A Node B of a telecommunication network is permitted to manage and assign a certain share of the downlink transmission resources of a radio network controller without inquiry of said radio network controller. On reception of a resource request message from a user equipment, the node B derives and specifies a certain amount of said resources that can be allocated to the user equipment. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention said resources are only assigned temporarily until the ordinary RL setup procedure, which involves the RNC, has been successfully finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (PUBL)
    Inventors: Wolfgang Granzow, Georg Frank
  • Publication number: 20110189752
    Abstract: A complex comprising at least one target protein and at least one binding molecule having a binding affinity for said target protein, wherein said molecule having a binding affinity is covalently or non-covalently bound to at least one water-soluble polymer
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Udo Haberl, Hans -Georg Frank, Andy Poetgens, Marco Emgenbroich, Andreas Rybka, Carola Schräder, Christoph Kannicht
  • Publication number: 20110036079
    Abstract: A vehicle engine exhaust gas treatment system (10) for use on a tractor comprising storage means (11) for storing urea, injector means (13) for injecting urea into a catalytic converter (21) located in an exhaust (22) of an engine (23), an air duct (29;30) via which air is drawn into the engine, and cooling means for cooling the urea on its passage from the storage means to the injector means, the cooling means comprising a heat exchanger which includes an inner pipe (15; 17) through which the urea flows on its way to the injector means, the inner pipe extending within the air duct (29;30) to cool the urea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: AGCO GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Capelle, Georg Frank
  • Publication number: 20100145006
    Abstract: Supravalent peptide compounds depicting enhanced efficacy, and which comprise at least bivalent peptide units that bind to a receptor target and are connected to a polymeric carrier unit are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Frank, Udo Haberl
  • Patent number: 7706824
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product and a device for requesting access to a node (BS) of a wireless communications network (10) are described. In the network (10) identification codes are used to differentiate access requests of different network components (UE). The method comprises the step of determining information about a transmission path (12) to e.g. the network node (BS), the step of determining an identification code in dependence on the determined transmission path information, wherein previously an association between identification codes and transmission path information has been established, and the step of modulating the selected identification code onto a signal to generate an access request signal carrying transmission path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Matthias Schulist, Georg Frank, Hans Schotten
  • Publication number: 20100029911
    Abstract: Use of an activated solid phase and a peptide-conjugated anchoring part for solid phase peptide synthesis, wherein the anchoring part is coordinatively and reversibly attached to the activated solid phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: AplaGen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Frank, Monika Casaretto, Karsten Knorr
  • Publication number: 20090306974
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: PENGJUN HUANG, CHRISTIAN PIETSCH, CHRISTIAN SGRAJA, GEORG FRANK, CHRISTOPH A. JOETTEN, MARC W. WERNER, WOLFGANG GRANZOW
  • Publication number: 20090306975
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN PIETSCH, GEORG FRANK, CHRISTIAN SGRAJA, PENGJUN HUANG, CHRISTOPH A. JOETTEN, MARC W. WERNER, WOLFGANG GRANZOW
  • Publication number: 20090306976
    Abstract: A system is provided for transmitting information through a speech codec (in-band) such as found in a wireless communication network. A modulator transforms the data into a spectrally noise-like signal based on the mapping of a shaped pulse to predetermined positions within a modulation frame, and the signal is efficiently encoded by a speech codec. A synchronization sequence provides modulation frame timing at the receiver and is detected based on analysis of a correlation peak pattern. A request/response protocol provides reliable transfer of data using message redundancy, retransmission, and/or robust modulation modes dependent on the communication channel conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Christoph A. Joetten, Christian Sgraja, Georg Frank, Pengjun Huang, Christian Pietsch, Marc W. Werner, Ethan R. Duni, Eugene J. Baik
  • Publication number: 20090281278
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to modified EPO mimetic peptides having specific properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Frank, Udo Haberl
  • Patent number: 7589063
    Abstract: Peptides, methods for the preparation thereof, medicaments containing the peptides, and their use in selected indications, such as the treatment of various forms of anemia and stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Aplagen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Frank, Franz-Peter Bracht, Udo Haberl, Andreas Rybka