Patents by Inventor Gerald Franz

Gerald Franz 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: 20210256063
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product for generating graphs using a stored procedure. One or more graph data tables are generated. A procedure having a predetermined name is generated. One or more inputs to the generated procedure includes the generated one or more graph data tables. The generated procedure includes one or more graph objects. The graph data tables are configured to be input to the graph objects. The generated procedure is stored. The stored generated procedure is executed using one or more graph data stored in a graph database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Romans Kasperovics, Gerald Franz, Bastian Erler, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler, Florian Schimmel
  • Patent number: 11068456
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the translation of a level based format, where each record contains a complete individual path from the highest to the lowest leaf level, to an annotated hierarchy through a generator function which through mapping and encoding on a level-by-level basis, keeping track of sibling links, is able to perform a depth-first pre-ranking order assessment of original data, to produce an annotated hierarchy which may be utilized by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Bastian Erler, Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler
  • Publication number: 20210209104
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product for querying graph data. A graph workspace object is identified. One or more parameters for executing a declarative language query are identified. Using the identified parameters, the declarative language query is executed on the identified graph workspace object. Based on the executed declarative language query, one or more tables responsive to a request to access graph data stored in a relational database are processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Gerald Franz, Bastian Erler, Hannes Jakschitsch, Romans Kasperovics, Roland Sedler, Florian Schimmel
  • Publication number: 20210182259
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the translation of a level based format, where each record contains a complete individual path from the highest to the lowest leaf level, to an annotated hierarchy through a generator function which through mapping and encoding on a level-by-level basis, keeping track of sibling links, is able to perform a depth-first pre-ranking order assessment of original data, to produce an annotated hierarchy which may be utilized by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Bastian ERLER, Gerald FRANZ, Hannes JAKSCHITSCH, Roland SEDLER
  • Publication number: 20210167769
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement has an even number of semiconductor switches, which are connected in series and contain in each case two load terminals and a control terminal and are associated with one another in pairs. The circuit arrangement also contains, for each semiconductor switch, a driver for actuating the semiconductor switch via the control terminal thereof and, for every two semiconductor switches that form a switch pair, contains a switching power supply which is supplied with energy from an electrical voltage between the two load terminals of a first semiconductor switch of the switch pair and supplies both the driver of the first semiconductor switch and the driver of the second semiconductor switch of the switch pair with energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: DAVID DOERING, GERALD FRANZ GIERING, KLAUS WUERFLINGER
  • Publication number: 20210167768
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement includes a plurality of switch assemblies connected in series, each provided with a parallel circuit of three assembly components, in which a first assembly component is a semiconductor switch, a second assembly component is a freewheeling diode, and a third assembly component is a surge arrester. The assembly components are disposed one above the other or next to one another as an assembly component stack, the three assembly components of each switch assembly are disposed in the assembly component stack in a consecutive manner. Each two adjacent assembly components are electrically connected to one another by a direct connection. A power converter module and a method for operating a power converter module are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: DAVID DOERING, GERALD FRANZ GIERING, KLAUS WUERFLINGER
  • Publication number: 20210159899
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement includes two switching group series circuits of switch assemblies, switch-mode power supply units, and two capacitor bridges connecting the switching group series circuits. Each switch assembly has a parallel circuit of a semiconductor switch and a freewheeling diode as well as a driver for actuating the semiconductor switch. Each switch-mode power supply unit is associated with a switch pair of semiconductor switches and supplies the drivers of both semiconductor switches of the switch pair with energy. Each switch pair is formed by a semiconductor switch of a first switching group series circuit and a semiconductor switch of a second switching group series circuit. A power convertor module having the circuit arrangement is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: David Doering, Gerald Franz Giering, Klaus Wuerflinger
  • Patent number: 10970265
    Abstract: A table function can be received at a database system and applied to one or more data sources. The table function can have one or more generic input operators associated with a source data type of the one or more data sources. One or more output operators associated with a return set of data of the table function can be determined at function call compile time from the values passed to one or more generic input operators. The determining of the one or more output parameters can be based on one or more rules specified in the table function definition. The one or more output operators for the table function can be generated at function call compile time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler, Bastian Erler
  • Publication number: 20210028684
    Abstract: A control system controls a plurality of controllable units with a central control device and further has a plurality of control modules, each of which is assigned to one of the units to be controlled. The central control device is set up to exchange digital data with each control module. The control modules form a connection network, wherein each control module is connected to at least one other control module via a communication line so that data exchange between them is possible. One of the control modules is directly connected to the central control device as the master node of the connection network, and the control modules are set up to form a communication network within the connection network, so that the data exchange between the central control device and each control module can be respectively carried out via an assigned communication path within the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: DAVID DOERING, GERALD FRANZ GIERING, KLAUS W├ťRFLINGER
  • Patent number: 10872094
    Abstract: A selection of a generator function can be received. The generator function can be configured to be applied to source data to form a normalized tabular indexed data structure. The tabular indexed data structure can include a set of hierarchical attributes. A navigation function can be selected to be applied to the tabular indexed data structure to determine a navigation result. The navigation result can be provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler, Bastian Erler
  • Publication number: 20200395741
    Abstract: A device for preparing a high-voltage direct current transmission includes a first busbar which is connectable to a plurality of first energy generation or consumer units and a second busbar which is connectable to a plurality of second energy generation or consumer units. A transformer system includes a first primary coil which is connectable to the first busbar, a second primary coil which is connectable to the second busbar, and a secondary coil system which is inductively coupled to the first primary coil and the second primary coil to transform power routed on the first and second busbars to increased AC voltage. A converter system is connected to the secondary coil system to convert the increased AC voltage into DC voltage for the high-voltage direct current transmission. A converter station and an energy providing system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: ALEXANDER BROY, MATTHIAS FOEHR, GERALD FRANZ GIERING, ULRICH HALFMANN, MARCUS ZELLER
  • Publication number: 20200336079
    Abstract: A converter assembly includes a converter with converter valves, each having power semiconductor switches. At least one fluid-tight encapsulation housing, in which at least some of the power semiconductor switches are disposed, forms a modular converter unit. The encapsulation housing is at least partially filled with an electrically insulating insulation fluid in order to electrically insulate the power semiconductor switches disposed in the encapsulation housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID DOERING, GERALD FRANZ GIERING, ALEXANDER RENTSCHLER, KLAUS WUERFLINGER
  • Patent number: 10671581
    Abstract: Performing hierarchical computations in relational database management systems, where the hierarchical computations are based on tabular input data that builds non-tree topologies by modifying the tabular input data to form tree topologies. One or more nodes, in a hierarchy of nodes, generated from tabular data, can have a non-tree-like topology. One or more attributes of entries in the tabular indexed data structure associated with the one or more nodes having the non-tree-like topology can be modified. The modified attributes can cause the tabular indexed data to form a tree-like topology. The modifying can be based on a type of non-tree-like topology of the one or more nodes having the non-tree-like topology. A navigation function can be selected and applied to the modified tabular indexed data structure to determine a navigation result for traversing the hierarchy of nodes. The navigation result can be provided and the hierarchy traversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler, Bastian Erler
  • Publication number: 20190317963
    Abstract: A method for traversing hierarchical data is provided. The method may include generating, based on a source table stored in a database, an index for traversing a graph corresponding to the source table. The source table may identify a parent node for each node in the graph. The generating of the index may include iterating over the source table to generate an inner node map. The inner node map may include at least one mapping identifying one or more children nodes descending from an inner node in the graph. The graph may be traversed based at least on the index. The index may enable the graph to be traversed depth first starting from a root node of the graph and continuing to a first child node descending from the root node of the graph. Related systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Bastian Erler, Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler
  • Patent number: 10423623
    Abstract: A system includes a stored table comprising a plurality of rows and at least one column, each of the plurality of rows associated with a node of a hierarchy, and one of the at least one columns implicity representing a position of a row's associated node within the hierarchy, wherein a Structured Query Language query is received and, response to the query, one or more values of the one of the at least one columns are determined and one or more properties of the hierarchy are determined based on the one or more values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Robert Brunel, Jan Finis, Gerald Franz
  • Publication number: 20180218055
    Abstract: Performing hierarchical computations in relational database management systems, where the hierarchical computations are based on tabular input data that builds non-tree topologies by modifying the tabular input data to form tree topologies. One or more nodes, in a hierarchy of nodes, generated from tabular data, can have a non-tree-like topology. One or more attributes of entries in the tabular indexed data structure associated with the one or more nodes having the non-tree-like topology can be modified. The modified attributes can cause the tabular indexed data to form a tree-like topology. The modifying can be based on a type of non-tree-like topology of the one or more nodes having the non-tree-like topology. A navigation function can be selected and applied to the modified tabular indexed data structure to determine a navigation result for traversing the hierarchy of nodes. The navigation result can be provided and the hierarchy traversed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler, Bastian Erler
  • Publication number: 20180218018
    Abstract: A table function can be received at a database system and applied to one or more data sources. The table function can have one or more generic input operators associated with a source data type of the one or more data sources. One or more output operators associated with a return set of data of the table function can be determined at function call compile time from the values passed to one or more generic input operators. The determining of the one or more output parameters can be based on one or more rules specified in the table function definition. The one or more output operators for the table function can be generated at function call compile time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler, Bastian Erler
  • Publication number: 20180150535
    Abstract: A selection of a generator function can be received. The generator function can be configured to be applied to source data to form a normalized tabular indexed data structure. The tabular indexed data structure can include a set of hierarchical attributes. A navigation function can be selected to be applied to the tabular indexed data structure to determine a navigation result. The navigation result can be provided to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Gerald Franz, Hannes Jakschitsch, Roland Sedler, Bastian Erler
  • Patent number: 9841273
    Abstract: An optical measuring probe for measuring inner and/or outer diameters of objects, uses a first optical element for focusing or collimating an optical beam onto a surface of an object. A second optical element for splitting the optical beam into a first measuring beam and a second measuring beam is provided in the optical measuring probe in such a way that the second measuring beam is guided out of the measuring probe in a direction opposite the direction of the first measuring beam and that the first measuring beam forms a first scan point and the second measuring beam forms a second scan point. Also described is a corresponding method for measuring diameters using the optical measuring probe. The optical measuring probe and the associated method make it possible to optically measure inner and outer diameters of measuring probes objects in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Riegger, Gerald Franz, Pawel Drabarek
  • Patent number: 9742968
    Abstract: An image acquisition system, in particular for automotive applications, includes: a substrate; an image sensor mounted on the substrate and contacted via contact points; an optically transparent sealing compound that covers the image sensor, the contact points, and a portion of the upper substrate side; an optical device being arranged or secured in or on the sealing compound. The optical device can be placed into the sealing compound after shaping of the sealing compound or directly. Furthermore, the optical device can also be arranged directly by shaping the sealing compound. Manufacture of the image acquisition system can be incorporated into a board populating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Seger, Gerald Franz