Patents by Inventor Hans Graf

Hans Graf 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: 20200308309
    Abstract: The invention relates to bivalent bispecific monoclonal antibodies (bbmAb) or variants thereof, and methods of manufacturing such antibodies by co-expressing modified Fc-mutated derivatives of two different monoclonal antibodies in mammalian cell lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Otto BARDROFF, Tina BUCH, Christian GRAF, Daniel HEITMANN, Thomas JOSTOCK, Hans-Peter KNOPF, Rolf KOEHLER, Jiri KOVARIK, Stephen John OLIVER, Dhavalkumar PATEL, Maximilian WOISETSCHLAEGER
  • Patent number: 10590790
    Abstract: The invention concerns a conical hula seal wherein an inner part of the conical hula seal is closer to a conical hula seal longitudinal axis than an outer part of the conical hula seal, and wherein the conical hula seal extends in a circumferential direction relative to the conical hula seal longitudinal axis. A gas turbine which includes the conical hula seal is also disclosed, along with a method of operating a gas turbine which includes a conical hula seal that seals a gap between a first vane and a picture frame, the method including purging the gap with a cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Hans-Christian Mathews, Urs Benz, Frank Graf
  • Patent number: 10089621
    Abstract: The invention creates a data carrier, in particular chip card, in particular smart card, having a device for generating one-time passwords and having a display for displaying generated one-time passwords. Preferably the data carrier is a Eurocheque card or credit card with the integrated function of an electronic purse (cash card function) and the generated one-time password is a transaction number (TAN) for acknowledging a secure electronic payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Eike Thomas Bode, Werner Strobl
  • Patent number: 9317797
    Abstract: Chip card processor P and display controller C of chip card 1 with a display are realized in single chip 5 and the chip 5 is disposed on same substrate 4 on which display 2 is built up. This eliminates the need for connecting leads and contactings between the display controller and the processor chip. Display 2 and chip 5 form one mechanical unit and it is unnecessary to install processor chip P. Preferably, display substrate 4 extends with processor chip P, or at least with conductive paths leading to processor chip P, under contact pad 3 of chip card 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Arno Hohmann, Hans Graf
  • Publication number: 20140042091
    Abstract: A method and system for processing a solution is provided. In at least one first membrane unit, a feed flow is separated into a permeate flow and a retentate flow. According to the invention, at least part of the retentate flow is fed to at least one second membrane unit. In the second membrane unit, retentate is located on one side of a membrane. Located on the other side is a solution in which the concentration of dissolved substances of which is lower than that of the retentate. Thus solvent of the solution passes through the membrane and thins the retentate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: KSB Aktiengeselldchaft
    Inventor: Hans Graf
  • Patent number: 8371510
    Abstract: A module for insertion into a data carrier body to form a data carrier, the module having a contact interface with a contact area, at least one integrated circuit and a display device with a display area which are interconnected. Method for producing the module, the data carrier body and the data carrier. The contact interface and the display device of the module are disposable in the data carrier body such that the contact area of the contact interface and the display area of the display device point in opposite directions. The data carrier body thus possesses a through opening into which the module is insertable as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schiller, Thomas Tarantino, Hans Graf, Stefan Kluge, Michael Stegmüller, Manuela Schröpf
  • Patent number: 7837119
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus as well as a method for reliably determining the deliberate use of a contactless data carrier. Beside an antenna-based data transmission channel in dependence on the data to be transmitted additionally an optical data transmission channel between reading device and data carrier can be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Klaus Finkenzeller, Alfred Rossmadl
  • Publication number: 20100252639
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module (10) for insertion into a data carrier body (110), the module (10) comprising a contact interface (20) with a contact area (22), at least one integrated circuit (30, 30?, 30?) and a display device (40) with a display area (42) which are interconnected, and to the data carrier body (110) and to a data carrier (100) comprising the data carrier body (110) with the inserted module (10). The invention relates further to methods for producing the module (10), the data carrier body (110) and the data carrier (100). The contact interface (20) and the display device (40) of the module (10) are disposable in the data carrier body (110) such that the contact area (22) of the contact interface (20) and the display area (42) of the display device (40) point in opposite directions. The data carrier body (110) thus possesses a through opening (120) into which the module (10) is insertable as described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Christoph Schiller, Thomas Tarantino, Hans Graf, Stefan Kluge, Michael Stegmüller, Manuela Schröpf
  • Publication number: 20080015861
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for rendering a talking head on a client device are disclosed. The client device has a client cache capable of storing audio/visual data associated with rendering the talking head. The method comprises storing sentences in a client cache of a client device that relate to bridging delays in a dialog, storing sentence templates to be used in dialogs, generating a talking head response to a user inquiry from the client device, and determining whether sentences or stored templates stored in the client cache relate to the talking head response. If the stored sentences or stored templates relate to the talking head response, the method comprises instructing the client device to use the appropriate stored sentence or template from the client cache to render at least a part of the talking head response and transmitting a portion of the talking head response not stored in the client cache, if any, to the client device to render a complete talking head response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Cosatto, Hans Graf, Joern Ostermann
  • Publication number: 20070277044
    Abstract: The invention creates a data carrier, in particular chip card, in particular smart card, having a device for generating one-time passwords and having a display for displaying generated one-time passwords. Preferably the data carrier is a Eurocheque card or credit card with the integrated function of an electronic purse (cash card function) and the generated one-time password is a transaction number (TAN) for acknowledging a secure electronic payment transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Eike Bode, Werner Strobl
  • Publication number: 20070094170
    Abstract: Disclosed is a parallel support vector machine technique for solving problems with a large set of training data where the kernel computation, as well as the kernel cache and the training data, are spread over a number of distributed machines or processors. A plurality of processing nodes are used to train a support vector machine based on a set of training data. Each of the processing nodes selects a local working set of training data based on data local to the processing node, for example a local subset of gradients. Each node transmits selected data related to the working set (e.g., gradients having a maximum value) and receives an identification of a global working set of training data. The processing node optimizes the global working set of training data and updates a portion of the gradients of the global working set of training data. The updating of a portion of the gradients may include generating a portion of a kernel matrix. These steps are repeated until a convergence condition is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Igor Durdanovic, Eric Cosatto, Vladimir Vapnik
  • Publication number: 20070063055
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus as well as a method for reliably determining the deliberate use of a contactless data carrier. Beside an antenna-based data transmission channel in dependence on the data to be transmitted additionally an optical data transmission channel between reading device and data carrier can be employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Klaus Finkenzeller, Alfred Rossmadl
  • Publication number: 20060112026
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved technique for training a support vector machine using a distributed architecture. A training data set is divided into subsets, and the subsets are optimized in a first level of optimizations, with each optimization generating a support vector set. The support vector sets output from the first level optimizations are then combined and used as input to a second level of optimizations. This hierarchical processing continues for multiple levels, with the output of each prior level being fed into the next level of optimizations. In order to guarantee a global optimal solution, a final set of support vectors from a final level of optimization processing may be fed back into the first level of the optimization cascade so that the results may be processed along with each of the training data subsets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Applicant: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Eric Cosatto, Leon Bottou, Vladimir Vapnik
  • Publication number: 20060074689
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling the movement of a virtual agent while the agent is listening to a human user during a conversation is disclosed. The method comprises receiving speech data from the user, performing a prosodic analysis of the speech data and controlling the virtual agent movement according to the prosodic analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Cosatto, Hans Graf, Thomas Isaacson, Volker Storm
  • Publication number: 20060074688
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling the movement of a virtual agent while the agent is listening to a human user during a conversation is disclosed. The method comprises receiving speech data from the user, performing a prosodic analysis of the speech data and controlling the virtual agent movement according to the prosodic analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Cosatto, Hans Graf, Thomas Isaacson, Volker Storm
  • Patent number: 6966497
    Abstract: A data carrier used for an electronic purse including a display arranged to indicate a credit balance present in the electronic purse, and a battery in combination with a device for detecting the usability or probability of use of the display. The device is configured to determine the opereability and brightness of the display. The device is arranged to selectively deactivate the display upon an indication of a predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Arno Hohmann, Hans Graf
  • Patent number: 6902115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable data carrier having a display device. This data carrier contains a microprocessor and storage devices associated with the microprocessor as well as means for displaying data stored in the storage devices associated with the microprocessor. In addition, the data carrier contains a display controller for controlling the display means and an energy supply unit for supplying at least the display unit and its controller with energy. Such a data carrier is to be improved so as to reduce the energy demand for the display unit. This is obtained by a nonvolatile memory disposed separately from the microprocessor and its storage device, said memory being associated with the controller of the display means and containing the data intended for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Arno Hohmann
  • Publication number: 20050057570
    Abstract: A system and method for generating photo-realistic talking-head animation from a text input utilizes an audio-visual unit selection process. The lip-synchronization is obtained by optimally selecting and concatenating variable-length video units of the mouth area. The unit selection process utilizes the acoustic data to determine the target costs for the candidate images and utilizes the visual data to determine the concatenation costs. The image database is prepared in a hierarchical fashion, including high-level features (such as a full 3D modeling of the head, geometric size and position of elements) and pixel-based, low-level features (such as a PCA-based metric for labeling the various feature bitmaps).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Eric Cosatto, Hans Graf, Gerasimos Potamianos, Juergen Schroeter
  • Publication number: 20040263431
    Abstract: Chip card processor P and display controller C of chip card 1 with a display are realized in single chip 5 and the chip 5 is disposed on same substrate 4 on which display 2 is built up. This eliminates the need for connecting leads and contactings between the display controller and the processor chip. Display 2 and chip 5 form one mechanical unit and it is unnecessary to install processor chip P. Preferably, display substrate 4 extends with processor chip P, or at least with conductive paths leading to processor chip P, under contact pad 3 of chip card 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Arno Hohmann, Hans Graf
  • Publication number: 20040056083
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable data carrier having a display device. This data carrier contains a microprocessor and storage devices associated with the microprocessor as well as means for displaying data stored in the storage devices associated with the microprocessor. In addition, the data carrier contains a display controller for controlling the display means and an energy supply unit for supplying at least the display unit and its controller with energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Hans Graf, Arno Hohmann