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: 10844781
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine using a gas mixture that is supplied to the fossil fuel in the engine combustion chamber in addition to the combustion air and is produced by the electrolysis of water includes measuring a quantity of air drawn into the intake tract of the engine in accordance with a particular engine operating mode. The method further includes directly supplying, to the combustion air per unit of volume of combustion air, a same, limited quantity of Brown's gas that acts as an additive, that is produced by means of an electrolyzer operated using a pulsating current, and that contains energy-enriched, gaseous water molecules. The percentage of the gas molecules present in the fuel during the combustion process is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HMT HYDROMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Manthei, Marcus Schneider, Gerhard Goebel, Gyoergy Toth
  • Patent number: 10706546
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a medical imaging device when performing an imaging examination. In order to allow an improved preparation of images in the context of such an imaging examination, the method includes: providing an original image of a body region; recording an updated image of the body region; and generating a three-dimensional subsequent image from the original image and from the updated image using a previously trained artificial neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Gemmel, Gerhard Kleinszig, Björn Kreher, Holger Kunze, Jessica Magaraggia, Stefan Schneider, Markus Weiten
  • Publication number: 20200136487
    Abstract: A magnet holder for attaching a sensor magnet to a motor shaft of an electric motor, including a receiving recess for the sensor magnet and an attachment region for attachment to the motor shaft, wherein the receiving recess is radially delimited by a wall that, over the circumference thereof, includes a plurality of weak spots which have a reduced wall thickness and are designed so that free spaces remain between the weak spots and the sensor magnet arranged in the receiving recess. The invention further relates to a sensor magnet assembly, to an electric motor comprising a sensor magnet assembly, and to a method for producing a sensor magnet assembly. It is the object of the present invention to very reliably and durably attach a sensor magnet to the end of a motor shaft in a very economical and simple manner, wherein adhesive methods are to be dispensed with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Bühler Motor GmbH
    Inventors: Nils Gehring, Paul-Peter Golditz, Peter Schneider, Bertram Baudler, Gerhard Mehl, Stephan Kach
  • Publication number: 20200113534
    Abstract: Evaluating a reliability of a computed tomography (CT) volume image includes acquiring a first CT volume image and a modified CT volume image that are reconstructed from scanned projection images. From the first CT volume image and the modified CT volume image, digitally reconstructed X-ray images are then calculated. A respective similarity with a corresponding one of the scanned projection images is then determined. Based on a comparison of these similarities with one another, a reliability of the CT volume images is then evaluated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Fischer, Alexander Gemmel, Gerhard Kleinszig, Björn Kreher, Holger Kunze, Jessica Magaraggia, Stefan Schneider, Markus Weiten
  • Patent number: 10556203
    Abstract: A method and device for the desulphurisation of a hydrogen sulphide-containing gas flow, in particular for combustion in a gas turbine, wherein the gas flow is brought into contact with a washing agent containing a catalytically active component for the absorption of the hydrogen sulphide and forming elementary sulphur, wherein the catalytically active component is reduced in the formation of the elementary sulphur, wherein the washing medium containing the reduced catalytically active component is supplied to a regeneration stage, in which the reduced catalytically active component is converted back via oxidation with an oxygen-containing gas supplied to the regeneration stage, and wherein the oxygen-containing gas is supplied to the regeneration stage from a compressor of a gas turbine. Air from the compressor of a gas turbine is used for purifying a washing medium used for the desulphurisation of a gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralph Joh, Rüdiger Schneider, Nicolas Vortmeyer, Gerhard Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20190392582
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a medical imaging device when performing an imaging examination. In order to allow an improved preparation of images in the context of such an imaging examination, the method includes: providing an original image of a body region; recording an updated image of the body region; and generating a three-dimensional subsequent image from the original image and from the updated image using a previously trained artificial neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Gemmel, Gerhard Kleinszig, Björn Kreher, Holger Kunze, Jessica Magaraggia, Stefan Schneider, Markus Weiten
  • Publication number: 20190355188
    Abstract: A method for authenticating at least one diagnostic trouble code (DTC) generated by a motor vehicle system of a vehicle. The method generates a DTC by a fault detection algorithm, stores the DTC in a volatile fault memory, generates an identity marker denoting the fault detection algorithm at the time of generation of the DTC, stores the identity marker in NVM, stores the DTC in the NVM when an ignition-off request signal is present, loads the DTC from the NVM into the volatile memory when an ignition-on request signal is present, and authenticates the DTC by the authentication data record by, initially by determining the fault detection algorithm by which the fault event was detected, subsequently this fault detection algorithm being compared with the fault detection algorithm indicated by the identity marker, and an absence of concordance resulting in a manipulation of the DTC being indicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Scott F. Ross, Michael Gerhard Schneider
  • Patent number: 10466197
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Guenschel, Harald Guenschel, Lothar Diehl, Gerhard Schneider
  • 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