Patents by Inventor Gerhard Schneider

Gerhard Schneider 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: 10345903
    Abstract: A method of detecting eye location for a head-mounted display system includes directing positioning light to an eye of a user and detecting the positioning light reflected from the eye of the user. The method further includes determining a distance between the eye and a near-eye optic of the head-mounted display system based on attributes of the detected positioning light, and providing feedback for adjusting the distance between the eye and the near-eye optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Robbins, Scott C. McEldowney, Xinye Lou, David D. Bohn, Quentin Simon Charles Miller, David Nister, Gerhard Schneider, Christopher Maurice Mei, Nathan Ackerman
  • Patent number: 10286948
    Abstract: A method of detecting for primary circuit loss of an electronic stability control system for a vehicle comprises checking that a lateral acceleration sensor is installed and working properly, a yaw sensor is installed and working properly, and a steering wheel angle sensor is installed and working properly. An absolute value of the lateral acceleration sensor is compared with a first pre-defined threshold, an absolute value of the yaw sensor is compared with a second pre-defined threshold, and an absolute value of the steering wheel angle sensor is compared with a third pre-defined threshold. It is determined that primary circuit loss detection is not required when any of the three sensors are equal to and above the respective pre-defined thresholds and that primary circuit loss detection is required when all of the three sensors are below the respective pre-defined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Yang, Bo Ye, Michael Gerhard Schneider, Clinton Schumann
  • Patent number: 10200019
    Abstract: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that may compensate for an incompatibility between connection detection schemes used by different interface circuits for different connector receptacles. One example may provide an active pull-down that normally provides a pull-down resistor and provides an open circuit for a period of time following a disconnection of an interface from a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Zupke, Priyank D. Patel, Gerhard A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10139860
    Abstract: Docking stations that may facilitate the sharing or transfer of power among a portable computing device, a docking station, and an accessory. One example may provide power from an accessory to a portable computing device. Switches may be used to avoid harm from inadvertent contact with voltages on exposed terminals. Another example may provide power directly from a battery on a portable computing device to an accessory. Another may limit this direct connection to a first type of accessory. Examples may limit a power connection to another type of accessory through a regulator. Another example may power one or more internal circuits either through a portable computing device or an accessory, depending on a mode of operation of the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Schneider, Scott Krueger, Robert D. Watson
  • Patent number: 9804753
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to selection of a user interface object displayed on a graphical user interface based on eye gaze are disclosed. In one embodiment, a selection input may be received. A plurality of eye gaze samples at different times within a time window may be evaluated. The time window may be selected based on a time at which the selection input is detected. A user interface object may be selected based on the plurality of eye gaze samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Ramsby, Tony Ambrus, Michael Scavezze, Abby Lin Lee, Brian Mount, Ian Douglas McIntyre, Aaron Mackay Burns, Russ McMackin, Katelyn Elizabeth Doran, Gerhard Schneider, Quentin Simon Charles Miller
  • Publication number: 20170242659
    Abstract: A system (1; 14; 30) of a device (2; 43) to store and reproduce audio information and a steering device (5; 15; 21; 26; 31) with at least one button (11) to steer the modes of the device (2; 43) and with communications means (13; 35, 36) for a wireless communication of steering commands with communications means (4) of the device (2; 43), wherein the steering device (5; 15; 21; 26; 31) is built in the form factor of a strap (6; 16; 24; 32) to be worn at least partially around a users (7) neck (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Manfred Hörndl, Ufuk Dikme, Gerhard Schneider
  • Patent number: 9718474
    Abstract: A vehicle stability control system operates by detecting a wheel speed potentially indicative of the presence of a mini-spare wheel at a wheel location of a vehicle with a wheel speed sensor and determines that a mini-spare tire is present responsive to the wheel speed remaining within a predefined band for predefined time. A threshold value that triggers action by a vehicle stability control system is adjusted to provide the mini-spare wheel with a value different than a wheel speed threshold value indicative of wheel slipping for a standard wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Ye, Michael Gerhard Schneider, Sai-Pavan Eswara, Matthew Conrad Tuhro, Vesa Luomaranta
  • Publication number: 20170174256
    Abstract: A method of detecting for primary circuit loss of an electronic stability control system for a vehicle comprises checking that a lateral acceleration sensor is installed and working properly, a yaw sensor is installed and working properly, and a steering wheel angle sensor is installed and working properly. An absolute value of the lateral acceleration sensor is compared with a first pre-defined threshold, an absolute value of the yaw sensor is compared with a second pre-defined threshold, and an absolute value of the steering wheel angle sensor is compared with a third pre-defined threshold. It is determined that primary circuit loss detection is not required when any of the three sensors are equal to and above the respective pre-defined thresholds and that primary circuit loss detection is required when all of the three sensors are below the respective pre-defined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Yang, Bo Ye, Michael Gerhard Schneider, Clinton Schumann
  • Publication number: 20170070010
    Abstract: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that may compensate for an incompatibility between connection detection schemes used by different interface circuits for different connector receptacles. One example may provide an active pull-down that normally provides a pull-down resistor and provides an open circuit for a period of time following a disconnection of an interface from a cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Zupke, Priyank D. Patel, Gerhard A. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170045913
    Abstract: Docking stations that may facilitate the sharing or transfer of power among a portable computing device, a docking station, and an accessory. One example may provide power from an accessory to a portable computing device. Switches may be used to avoid harm from inadvertent contact with voltages on exposed terminals. Another example may provide power directly from a battery on a portable computing device to an accessory. Another may limit this direct connection to a first type of accessory. Examples may limit a power connection to another type of accessory through a regulator. Another example may power one or more internal circuits either through a portable computing device or an accessory, depending on a mode of operation of the portable computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Schneider, Scott Krueger, Robert D. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160341689
    Abstract: A packaging technology for MECS components, which allows the realization of extremely robust components which are resistant to high temperatures and media. Such a component includes at least one micro-electrochemical sensor (MECS) component having a diaphragm, which is developed in a layer construction on the substrate of the component and spans an opening in the substrate rear side, and a carrier for the mounting and electrical contacting of the MECS component on an application circuit board. The MECS component is bonded to the carrier in flip chip technology, so that a hermetically tight mechanical connection between the top surface of the MECS component and the carrier surface exists at least in one connection region, and an electric connection between the MECS component and the carrier exists in at least one contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Roland Guenschel, Harald Guenschel, Lothar Diehl, Gerhard Schneider
  • Patent number: 9474452
    Abstract: A method and a system for quantifying anaesthesia and/or a state of vigilance (e.g. monitoring sedation or sleep) from a plurality of parameters acquired from a subject allows to determine an indicator that reliably quantifies the hypnotic component of anaesthesia and/or the state of vigilance and/or the analgesic component of anaesthesia, even if the number of parameters varies while monitoring the subject. Preferably, a first sub-indicator based on a first subset of parameters adapted to characterize a boundary region between consciousness and unconsciousness is determined, and a second sub-indicator based on a second subset of parameters adapted to characterize a level of hypnosis of said subject is determined, and said first sub-indicator and said second sub-indicator are then combined to compute a global indicator value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    Inventors: Eberhard F. Kochs, Gerhard Schneider, Denis Jordan, Adem Omerovic, Matthias Kreuzer
  • Patent number: 9411369
    Abstract: Docking stations that may facilitate the sharing or transfer of power among a portable computing device, a docking station, and an accessory. One example may provide power from an accessory to a portable computing device. Switches may be used to avoid harm from inadvertent contact with voltages on exposed terminals. Another example may provide power directly from a battery on a portable computing device to an accessory. Another may limit this direct connection to a first type of accessory. Examples may limit a power connection to another type of accessory through a regulator. Another example may power one or more internal circuits either through a portable computing device or an accessory, depending on a mode of operation of the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Schneider, Scott Krueger, Robert D. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160148734
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic material which contains at least one transition metal (TM), at least one rare earth metal (RE), and titanium. The content of the transition metal equals 74 to 94 at %, the content of the rare earth metal equals 2 to 20 at %, and the content of titanium equals 7 to 9 at %, in each case based on the total mass of the magnetic material, and the transition metal comprises cobalt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Roman Karimi, Roland Stein, Lars Bommer, Friederike Koeppen, Dagmar Goll, Juergen Oberle, Arne Huber, Gerhard Schneider, Ralf Loeffler
  • Patent number: 9292765
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein provides various embodiments for mapping glints that reflect off from an object to light sources responsible for the glints. Embodiments disclosed herein are able to correctly map glints to light sources by capturing just a few images with a camera. Each image is captured while illuminating the object with a different pattern of light sources. A glint free image may also be determined. A glint free image is one in which the glints have been removed by image processing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Knee, John Eldridge, Robert Havlik, Ronald Boskovic, Christopher Mei, Gerhard Schneider, Djordje Nijemcevic, David Nister
  • Publication number: 20160059859
    Abstract: A vehicle stability control system operates by detecting a wheel speed potentially indicative of the presence of a mini-spare wheel at a wheel location of a vehicle with a wheel speed sensor and determines that a mini-spare tire is present responsive to the wheel speed remaining within a predefined band for predefined time. A threshold value that triggers action by a vehicle stability control system is adjusted to provide the mini-spare wheel with a value different than a wheel speed threshold value indicative of wheel slipping for a standard wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Bo Ye, Michael Gerhard Schneider, Sai-Pavan Eswara, Matthew Conrad Tuhro, Vesa Luomaranta
  • Patent number: 9255904
    Abstract: A sensor device for sensing at least a proportion of at least one gas component of a gas in a measurement gas space, in particular for detecting oxygen in an exhaust gas of a combustion machine, is proposed. The sensor device includes at least one sensor element. The sensor element includes at least one first electrode and at least one first reference electrode and at least one second reference electrode. The second reference electrode is connected to at least one reference gas channel. The first electrode is connected to the first reference electrode and the second reference electrode by at least one respective solid electrolyte. The sensor element has at least one diffusion element between the first reference electrode and the reference gas channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Peer Kruse, Jens Schneider, Lothar Diehl, Gerhard Schneider, Christoph Peters
  • Patent number: 9244492
    Abstract: Docking stations that may interface with various types of accessories. One example may physically and electrically support a connection to a portable computing device in either one or two orientations. One or more receptacles or dedicated or tethered cables may provide connections to one or more accessories. Examples may be able to authenticate and identify themselves to portable computing devices such that the devices know how to configure data outputs provided to the docking stations. An audio channel that converts digital audio signals and provides an analog audio signal at an audio jack may be included. Multiplexing circuitry that allows reversible connectors to be used may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Schneider, Scott Krueger, Robert D. Watson, Alexei Kosut, Tony Chi Wang Ng
  • Patent number: 9219376
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a charging circuit (20) for charging an energy storage element (30). The charging circuit (20) comprises a feedback module (201), a controlling module (202), a switching module (203) and a storage module (204), wherein the controlling module (202) is configured to adjust the control signal so as to increase the ON-OFF ratio of the switching module (203) when the feedback signal is substantially smaller than a reference signal, or to adjust the control signal so as to decrease the ON-OFF ratio of the switching module (203) when the feedback signal is substantially larger than a reference signal. By applying the charging circuit (20), the charging time for the energy storage element (30) is shorter and therefore less power from the power source (10) is consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Gerhard Schneider
  • Patent number: 9183690
    Abstract: A method and an administration system (CCMS) are proposed for monitoring of disposal processes for funds (GM) which are accepted by at least one money acceptance system (CP) and which are removed from the monetary cycle, wherein inventory data (B1, B2) about the disposed funds (GM) are detected. The administration system (CCMS) has a first data interface (IF1) in order to receive first inventory data (B1) from the at least one money acceptance system (CP) and has a second data interface disposal device (WTU) which disposes of the funds (GM) from the monetary cycle. In addition, the administration system (CCMS) has at least one computing unit which compares the first and the second inventory data (B1, B2) with each other, and depending on this comparison, generates results data (R) for at least one device (BK) which administers the ownership of the funds (GM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schneider, Christoph Oemig, Frank Lenzner