Patents by Inventor Hans-Georg Gruber

Hans-Georg Gruber 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: 20200110372
    Abstract: The invention present disclosure relates to a control device for redundant execution of an operating function, wherein the control device comprises at least a first processor unit and a second processor unit and a plurality of peripheral units and a first switching unit is provided for the first processor unit and a second switching unit is provided for the second processor unit, and wherein the control device is designed in a first operating mode to execute the operating function by means of the first processor unit and in the meantime to execute a predetermined auxiliary function by means of the second processor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans-Georg GRUBER, Michael SCHMAILZL, Jürgen ISENBERG, Reinhard SCHIEBER, Jürgen LERZER, Thorsten ZIEßLER
  • Publication number: 20190225082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for an infotainment system. The infotainment system has a computing unit, on which a first operating system is installed and can be executed. The device has a computing unit, on which a second operating system is installed and can be executed. Radio-supported communication with the Internet can be carried out using the second operating system. The device has at least one generic interface to the infotainment system, whereby applications designed for the second operating system can be provided using the infotainment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Björn MITTAG, Christoph DALKE, Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans-Georg GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20180241810
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for operating a motor vehicle having a computing device providing computing power, a communication device for communicating with a vehicle-external cloud provided with a server device, and a control device, wherein the control device performs an availability check indicating the existence of free computing power available from the motor vehicle for executing a computing task provided by a currently-reachable cloud as determined by the motor vehicle's communication device. From within a list of currently-reachable clouds, a target cloud to which the motor vehicle's computing power must be provided is selected either manually by user input or at least partially automatically based on availability parameters. Once a target cloud is selected, a communication link with the target cloud is established and the motor vehicle is logged into the target cloud as a provider of computing power. A motor vehicle for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Juergen LERZER, Matthijs Paffen, Hans-Georg Gruber
  • Patent number: 9929972
    Abstract: A method includes sending data from a first serial low-power inter-chip media bus (SLIMbus) component to a second SLIMbus component. The method further includes sending the data via at least a first SLIMbus data line of a plurality of SLIMbus data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Magesh Hariharan, Julio Arceo, Suren Mohan, Aris J. Balatsos
  • Publication number: 20160142454
    Abstract: Multi-channel audio alignment schemes are disclosed. One aspect of the present disclosure provides for accumulation of audio samples across multiple related audio channels at an audio source. Related audio channels indicate their interrelatedness, and when all the related audio channels have data to transmit, the source releases the data onto the time slots of the Serial Low-power Inter-chip Media Bus (SLIMbus), such that the related audio channels are within a given segment window of the time slot. This accumulation is repeated at the boundary of every segment window. Similarly, accumulation may be performed at the audio sink. Components within the audio sink may only read received data if status signals from all related sinks indicate that predefined thresholds have been reached. By providing such accumulation options, audio fidelity is maintained across multiple audio data channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Magesh Hariharan, Lior Amarilio, Julio Arceo, Aris Balatsos, Hans Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20160142455
    Abstract: Multi-channel audio alignment schemes are disclosed. One aspect of the present disclosure provides for accumulation of audio samples across multiple related audio channels at an audio source. Related audio channels indicate their interrelatedness, and when all the related audio channels have data to transmit, the source releases the data onto the time slots of the Serial Low-power Inter-chip Media Bus (SLIMbus), such that the related audio channels are within a given segment window of the time slot. This accumulation is repeated at the boundary of every segment window. Similarly, accumulation may be performed at the audio sink. Components within the audio sink may only read received data if status signals from all related sinks indicate that predefined thresholds have been reached. By providing such accumulation options, audio fidelity is maintained across multiple audio data channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Magesh Hariharan, Lior Amarilio, Julio Arceo, Aris Balatsos, Hans Georg Gruber
  • Patent number: 9236884
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for communication within a wireless terminal. The method can be implemented using dedicated logic and managed and controlled by state machines and/or sequencers. Data received or provided in a memory of a first integrated circuit of a terminal is encoded and transmitted in a data packet to a second integrated circuit. A header identifying the data type and providing a destination is included in the data packet. The destination may be identified as a memory address memory of the second integrated circuit that is mapped to a corresponding memory address of the first integrated circuit at which the data is received. In an aspect, the apparatus receives a header, detects an error in the received header, determines a failure to identify a packet boundary when the error is detected, and performs a search operation to identify the packet boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Subra Dravida, Parvathanathan Subrahmanya, Vidyut Mukund Naware, Helena Deirdre O'Shea, Garret Webster Shih, Jason Thurston
  • Patent number: 9185719
    Abstract: Techniques for mapping applications to radios in a wireless communication device are described. In one design, a controller residing below an operating system may receive inputs from applications residing above the operating system. The controller may determine radios selected based on the application inputs and further to mitigate interference between these radios. The controller may determine mapping of the applications to the radios based on the application inputs and may provide, to the applications, information indicative of the radios to which the applications are mapped. The applications may obtain connectivity via their selected radios. The controller may interface with entities in both upper layers and lower layers to facilitate radio selection and application-to-radio mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard D. Wietfeldt, Hans Georg Gruber
  • Patent number: 9135197
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described herein that facilitate an asynchronous bus architecture for multi-radio coexistence associated with a wireless device. As described herein, a system of buses operating in an asynchronous manner, combined with optional on-chip and/or other supplemental buses, can be utilized to couple respective radios and/or other related endpoints to a coexistence management platform, thereby facilitating management of coexistence between multiple radios in a unified and scalable manner. As further described herein, communication between a coexistence manager and its respective managed endpoints can be facilitated through the use of a single bus or multiple buses that can be switched and/or otherwise operate in a concurrent manner to facilitate expedited conveyance of radio event notifications and their corresponding responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Dominic Wietfeldt, Hans Georg Gruber, George Chrisikos
  • Patent number: 9065674
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for controlling components connected to and/or otherwise associated with a data bus are presented. According to one or more aspects of the disclosure, a plurality of processing devices having data bus management capability and at least one data bus associated with the plurality of processing devices may be identified. Subsequently, an inter-processor communication (IPC) layer for communication between the plurality of processing devices and the at least one data bus may be established over a messaging layer utilized by the at least one data bus. At least one component associated with the at least one data bus may then be controlled via the IPC layer using at least one of the plurality of processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Julio Arceo, Magesh Hariharan, Suren Mohan, Mark A. Landguth
  • Patent number: 9043634
    Abstract: Arrangements for restarting data transmission on a serial low-power inter-chip media bus (SLIMbus) are presented. A clock signal may be provided in an active mode to a component communicatively coupled with the SLIMbus. Immediately prior to the clock signal in the active mode being provided, the clock signal may have been in a paused mode. While the clock signal was in the paused mode at least until the clock signal is provided in the active mode, the data line may have been inactive (e.g., a toggle on the data line may not have been present). Frame synchronization data for a frame may be transmitted. The frame synchronization data for the frame, as received by the component, may not match expected frame synchronization data. Payload data may be transmitted as part of the frame to the component, wherein the payload data is expected to be read properly by the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Julio Arceo, Magesh Hariharan, Suren Mohan
  • Patent number: 8995333
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described herein that facilitate a synchronous bus architecture for multi-radio coexistence associated with a wireless device. As described herein, a system of buses operating in a synchronous manner, combined with optional on-chip and/or other supplemental buses, can be utilized to couple respective radios and/or other related endpoints to a coexistence management platform, thereby facilitating management of coexistence between multiple radios in a unified and scalable manner. As further described herein, communication between a coexistence manager and its respective managed endpoints can be facilitated through the use of a single bus or multiple buses (e.g., external buses, on-chip and/or other internal buses, etc.) that can operate concurrently and/or in an otherwise cooperative manner to facilitate expedited conveyance of radio event notifications and their corresponding responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Richard Dominic Wietfeldt, George Chrisikos
  • Patent number: 8667193
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for utilizing a non-ported generic device (NGD) or other non-ported hardware to couple processing device(s) to access components on a serial data bus without the need for integrated manager hardware. Using the NGD, a processing device(s) can utilize available unused bandwidth on the serial data bus to communicate with components coupled with the serial data bus, including a processing device having the manager hardware. Various alterations and embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Julio Arceo, Magesh Hariharan, Suren Mohan, Mark A. Landguth
  • Publication number: 20140006908
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for communication within a wireless terminal. The method can be implemented using dedicated logic and managed and controlled by state machines and/or sequencers. Data received or provided in a memory of a first integrated circuit of a terminal is encoded and transmitted in a data packet to a second integrated circuit. A header identifying the data type and providing a destination is included in the data packet. The destination may be identified as a memory address memory of the second integrated circuit that is mapped to a corresponding memory address of the first integrated circuit at which the data is received. In an aspect, the apparatus receives a header, detects an error in the received header, determines a failure to identify a packet boundary when the error is detected, and performs a search operation to identify the packet boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Hans Georg GRUBER, Subra DRAVIDA, Parvathanathan SUBRAHMANYA, Vidyut M. NAWARE, Helena Deirdre O'SHEA, Garret Webster SHIH, Jason THURSTON
  • Patent number: 8549203
    Abstract: A bus interface device is configured to receive data from one or more devices via a bus. The bus interface device is also configured to process first data received via the bus according to a transport protocol of the bus. The bus interface device is further configured to process second data received via the bus according to a native coding/decoding (CODEC) protocol that is distinct from the transport protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Hans Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20130242800
    Abstract: A method for classifying radio frequency front-end (RFFE) devices. The method includes enumerating a radio frequency front-end (RFFE) slave device according to at least one classifier bit within the RFFE slave device. The method also includes adjusting an RFFE control interface of an RFFE master device according to slave device configuration information determined from the at least one classifier bit within the RFFE slave device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Helena Deirdre O'Shea, Christian Holenstein
  • Publication number: 20130100949
    Abstract: An apparatus including dual physical layer transceivers for high speed synchronous interface (HSI) frame interleaving. The apparatus includes a first physical layer transceiver and a second physical layer transceiver. The apparatus further includes a frame interleaver that is communicably coupled to each of the first and second physical layer transceivers. The frame interleaver is operable to interleave a protocol data unit (PDU) of high speed synchronous interface (HSI) frames across uplink lanes of the first physical layer transceiver and uplink lanes of the second physical layer transceiver according to a pipe offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Philip M. Clovis
  • Patent number: 8365269
    Abstract: An embedded communication terminal equipped with an interface device which performs security tasks, driver tasks, power management tasks and handover tasks, and thus relieves the application processor of the embedded communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Mielenz, Hans-Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20130019038
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for controlling components connected to and/or otherwise associated with a data bus are presented. According to one or more aspects of the disclosure, a plurality of processing devices having data bus management capability and at least one data bus associated with the plurality of processing devices may be identified. Subsequently, an inter-processor communication (IPC) layer for communication between the plurality of processing devices and the at least one data bus may be established over a messaging layer utilized by the at least one data bus. At least one component associated with the at least one data bus may then be controlled via the IPC layer using at least one of the plurality of processing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Julio Arceo, Magesh Hariharan, Suren Mohan, Mark A. Landguth
  • Publication number: 20120278518
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for utilizing a non-ported generic device (NGD) or other non-ported hardware to couple processing device(s) to access components on a serial data bus without the need for integrated manager hardware. Using the NGD, a processing device(s) can utilize available unused bandwidth on the serial data bus to communicate with components coupled with the serial data bus, including a processing device having the manager hardware. Various alterations and embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hans Georg Gruber, Julio Arceo, Magesh Hariharan, Suren Mohan, Mark A. Landguth