Patents by Inventor Gerhard Mueller

Gerhard Mueller 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: 11032555
    Abstract: The way of predicting a current block by assigning constant partition values to the partitions of a bi-partitioning of a block is quite effective, especially in case of coding sample arrays such as depth/disparity maps where the content of these sample arrays is mostly composed of plateaus or simple connected regions of similar value separated from each other by steep edges. The transmission of such constant partition values would, however, still need a considerable amount of side information which should be avoided. This side information rate may be further reduced if mean values of values of neighboring samples associated or adjoining the respective partitions are used as predictors for the constant partition values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Merkle, Christian Bartnik, Haricharan Lakshman, Detlev Marpe, Karsten Mueller, Thomas Wiegand, Gerhard Tech
  • Patent number: 11032562
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect, the intra prediction direction of a neighboring, intra-predicted block is used in order to predict the extension direction of the wedgelet separation line of a current block, thereby reducing the side information rate necessitated in order to convey the partitioning information. In accordance with a second aspect, the idea is that previously reconstructed samples, i.e. reconstructed values of blocks preceding the current block in accordance with the coding/decoding order allow for at least a prediction of a correct placement of a starting point of the wedgelet separation line, namely by placing the starting point of the wedgelet separation line at a position of a maximum change between consecutive ones of a sequence of reconstructed values of samples of a line of samples extending adjacent to the current block along a circumference thereof. Both aspects may be used individually or in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Merkle, Christian Bartnik, Haricharan Lakshman, Detlev Marpe, Karsten Mueller, Thomas Wiegand, Gerhard Tech
  • Publication number: 20210168380
    Abstract: The way of predicting a current block by assigning constant partition values to the partitions of a bi-partitioning of a block is quite effective, especially in case of coding sample arrays such as depth/disparity maps where the content of these sample arrays is mostly composed of plateaus or simple connected regions of similar value separated from each other by steep edges. The transmission of such constant partition values would, however, still need a considerable amount of side information which should be avoided. This side information rate may be further reduced if mean values of values of neighboring samples associated or adjoining the respective partitions are used as predictors for the constant partition values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Philipp MERKLE, Christian BARTNIK, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Detlev MARPE, Karsten MUELLER, Thomas WIEGAND, Gerhard TECH
  • Publication number: 20210160524
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect, the intra prediction direction of a neighboring, intra-predicted block is used in order to predict the extension direction of the wedgelet separation line of a current block, thereby reducing the side information rate necessitated in order to convey the partitioning information. In accordance with a second aspect, the idea is that previously reconstructed samples, i.e. reconstructed values of blocks preceding the current block in accordance with the coding/decoding order allow for at least a prediction of a correct placement of a starting point of the wedgelet separation line, namely by placing the starting point of the wedgelet separation line at a position of a maximum change between consecutive ones of a sequence of reconstructed values of samples of a line of samples extending adjacent to the current block along a circumference thereof. Both aspects may be used individually or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Philipp MERKLE, Christian BARTNIK, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Detlev MARPE, Karsten MUELLER, Thomas WIEGAND, Gerhard TECH
  • Patent number: 10834931
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hanging device, a smoke bar top module as well as a method for extracting a sausage group that hangs on multiple hanging hooks of a hanging device. The hanging hooks have a device for guiding a smoke bar or a smoke bar top module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ALBERT HANDTMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Baechtle, Florian Osswald, Siegfried Reutter, Gerhard Mueller, Gerhard Schliesser, Jochen Merk
  • Patent number: 10752122
    Abstract: A vehicle with a front wheel and a front wheel of a vehicle is provided. The front wheel is drivable by a first drive arrangement, and a rear wheel of the vehicle is drivable by a second drive arrangement. The first drive arrangement may be integrated into the front wheel, and includes an electric motor for selectively rotatably driving the front wheel, a reduction gear between the electric motor and the front wheel, and an actuable coupling for selectively coupling or decoupling the electric motor to the reduction gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ernst August Werner, Gerhard Mueller, Franz Garnweitner, Werner Weck, Gerhard Reiner
  • Publication number: 20200223467
    Abstract: The invention relates to a push handle unit (20, 20?), comprising at least one first and at least one second end piece (30), and further comprising at least one fastening device for fastening the respective end piece (30) to a transport cart, wherein the first and second end pieces (30) are connected by way of a cross brace (50), wherein the cross brace (50) comprises a middle part (60, 60?), and wherein the middle part (60, 60) comprises a display unit (620), wherein the middle part (60) furthermore includes cut-outs (630) and/or recesses (640) to partially or completely accommodate functional elements (70) and/or objects (80), and wherein the functional elements (70) are inserted into the cut-outs (630) and/or recesses (640) in an exchangeable and/or stationary manner, wherein the cut-outs (630) and/or recesses (640) are furthermore arranged next to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Technibilt, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nina Olbrich, Thomas Gasche, Johann Daminger, Gerhard Müller, Paul Ruf
  • Publication number: 20200164323
    Abstract: A container for two or more viscous materials is provided that contains a reservoir, one or more mixing tube(s) and frame or shield, with one or more apertures arranged within the mixing tube. The container can include a frame and a first and second polymeric film joined to a first and, respectively second surface of the frame by one or more adhesive or seal seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Gerhard MÜLLER, Kin SAITO, Makoto OHARA, Dennis TENHÜNDFELD, Andreas SCHELL
  • Patent number: 10658204
    Abstract: A substrate processing system to treat a substrate includes a spin chuck configured to hold and rotate a substrate. A heating assembly is configured to heat an opposite surface of the substrate and includes a main heater assembly and a nozzle stack cap. The main heater assembly includes a first plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged on a first printed circuit board (PCB) in a first plane that is spaced from and parallel to a second plane including the substrate. The nozzle stack cap assembly includes at least one nozzle to dispense liquid onto a center of a first surface of the substrate. A radiant heat source is arranged closer to the substrate than the first plane and is configured to heat the center of the first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: Bridget Hill, Michael Puggl, Gerhard Mueller, Henry Roger Osner, Karl-Heinz Hohenwarter, Ulrich Tschinderle, Daniel Brien
  • Patent number: 10609260
    Abstract: An assistance system of a motor vehicle, with a camera comprises a camera housing having a first cooling body with first cooling fins, a cap covering the camera housing, wherein the cap has a second cooling body with second cooling fins, and wherein the second cooling fins are arranged at least partially between the first cooling fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Müller
  • Publication number: 20200086813
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the start-up time of a driver information system in a vehicle comprising providing a driver information system having an operating mode, a standby mode, and a hibernation mode. The driver information system is operated with operating power in the operating mode, is not supplied with operating power in the hibernation mode, and is operated with reduced operating power in the standby mode. A seat occupancy detection device is provided for detecting seat occupancy of at least one vehicle seat. An activation system is provided for activating and operating the driver information system in the operating mode at least when the activation system is active; and changing the driver information system from the operating mode to the standby mode when the activation system is switched off and when seat occupancy is detected at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Kabatek, Martin Stamm, Gerhard Müller, Axel König, Boris Bach
  • Patent number: 10547827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for aligning at least two image recording elements of two camera modules of a stereo camera system, in particular with respect to their roll angle relative to one another, as well as to a stereo camera system whose camera modules or image recording elements are aligned in accordance with such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Conti Temic Microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Müller
  • Patent number: 10533692
    Abstract: A heatable media line includes a connecting part, which establishes an electrical connection, and serves to introduce a heat conductor into a media line section. A connection of the heat conductor with contact-forming parts is set up in an end part, and the heat conductor is tightly accommodated in boreholes of a coupling part by means of two sealing bodies spaced apart from each other, as well as introduced into the media line section by way of a supporting body for purposes of heating a medium flowing in the latter. In order to produce a reliable seal intended to prevent the medium from penetrating into the end part, recesses in the walls of the coupling part and an interruption of a creepage distance are configured between the sealing bodies such that the heat conductor is directly in contact with the surrounding atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: A. KAYSER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Kondziella, Heiko Freter, Gerhard Müller-Riederer
  • Patent number: 10334234
    Abstract: A stereo camera (1) for a vehicle includes a first camera (1.1), which has a first image sensor (1.11) and the camera field of vision (S1) of which has a first opening angle (?1), and a second camera (1.2), which has a second image sensor (1.21) and the camera field of vision (S2) of which has a second opening angle (?2). The second opening angle (?2) is greater than the first opening angle (?1). The first camera (1.1) has a first lens optical unit (1.12) and the second camera (1.2) has a second lens optical unit (1.22), which both have an angular resolution that is higher in a central region (Z1, Z2) of the field of vision (S1, S2) lying in the angular range (?11, ?21) around the optical axis (O1) than outside of the central region. The cameras are arranged so that the fields of vision (S1, S2) overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Adomat, Thomas Fechner, Dieter Kroekel, Gerhard Mueller, Martin Punke
  • Patent number: 10304363
    Abstract: In a test method, a screen in a vehicle is actuated in order to generate a specified raster image. An electric current intensity flowing as a result of the actuation is measured, and the measured current intensity is compared with a specified reference current intensity. It is ascertained whether the raster image was generated without errors dependent on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Kabatek, Gerhard Müller, Reiner Schmidt, Kai Hohmann, Torsten Lahr
  • Publication number: 20190051541
    Abstract: A substrate processing system to treat a substrate includes a spin chuck configured to hold and rotate a substrate. A heating assembly is configured to heat an opposite surface of the substrate and includes a main heater assembly and a nozzle stack cap. The main heater assembly includes a first plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged on a first printed circuit board (PCB) in a first plane that is spaced from and parallel to a second plane including the substrate. The nozzle stack cap assembly includes at least one nozzle to dispense liquid onto a center of a first surface of the substrate. A radiant heat source is arranged closer to the substrate than the first plane and is configured to heat the center of the first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Bridget Hill, Michael Puggl, Gerhard Mueller, Henry Roger Osner, Karl-Heinz Hohenwarter, Ulrich Tschinderle, Daniel Brien
  • Patent number: 10137842
    Abstract: A camera system for a vehicle, which is to be arranged inside the vehicle behind a windshield of the vehicle, includes a housing, a first camera module that detects or images an area ahead of the vehicle and a second camera module that detects or images at least an area of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Mueller
  • Publication number: 20180134339
    Abstract: A vehicle with a front wheel and a front wheel of a vehicle is provided. The front wheel is drivable by a first drive arrangement, and a rear wheel of the vehicle is drivable by a second drive arrangement. The first drive arrangement may be integrated into the front wheel, and includes an electric motor for selectively rotatably driving the front wheel, a reduction gear between the electric motor and the front wheel, and an actuable coupling for selectively coupling or decoupling the electric motor to the reduction gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Ernst August WERNER, Gerhard MUELLER, Franz GARNWEITNER, Werner WECK, Gerhard REINER
  • Publication number: 20180125082
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hanging device, a smoke bar top module as well as a method for extracting a sausage group that hangs on multiple hanging hooks of a hanging device. The hanging hooks have a device for guiding a smoke bar or a smoke bar top module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Manfred BAECHTLE, Florian OSSWALD, Siegfried REUTTER, Gerhard MUELLER, Gerhard SCHLIESSER, Jochen MERK
  • Publication number: 20170310952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stereo camera (1) for a vehicle (10), comprising a first camera (1.1), which has a first image sensor (1.11) and the camera field of vision (S1) of which has a first opening angle (?1), and a second camera (1.2), which has a second image sensor (1.21) and the camera field of vision (S2) of which has a second opening angle (?2), wherein the second opening angle (?2) is greater than the first opening angle (?1). According to the invention, the first camera (1.1) has a first lens optical unit (1.12) and the second camera (1.2) has a second lens optical unit (1.22), wherein both the first lens optical unit (1.12) and the second lens optical unit (1.22) are designed with an angular resolution that is higher in a central region (Z1, Z2) of the camera field of vision (S1, S2) lying in the angular range (?11, ?21) around the optical axis (O1) than outside of the central region (Z1, Z2), and the first camera (1.1) and the second camera (1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Rolf ADOMAT, Thomas FECHNER, Dieter KROEKEL, Gerhard MUELLER, Martin PUNKE