Patents by Inventor Harald Braun

Harald Braun 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: 11713060
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system has a control module, comprising computer-executable code stored in non-volatile memory, a processor, a control center device, and a plurality of autonomous devices that operate remotely from the control center device, each of the plurality of autonomous devices including a control device. The control module, the processor, the control center device, and the control devices are configured to collect data using one or more collection devices disposed at each of the plurality of autonomous devices, process the collected data using the control devices disposed at the plurality of autonomous devices, transfer the processed data from the control devices to the control center device when the plurality of autonomous devices are autonomously operating without control by the control center device, and train artificial intelligence as a function of the processed data transferred from the control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Guident Ltd.
    Inventors: Clifford M. Gross, Harald Braun, Gabriel Castaneda, Michael J. Trank
  • Publication number: 20230138112
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relate to a controller configured to monitor incident risk levels of multiple independently governed autonomous vehicles remote from the controller simultaneously; and, in response to an unsafe incident risk level for one or more vehicles, take control of vehicles having an unsafe incident risk level, to restore a safe incident risk level; and, in response to determining incident risk has been restored to a safe level, returning control to the autonomous vehicles. Incident risk may be determined for multiple vehicles individually, and as a group, based on data from sensors distributed across multiple vehicles. Sensor data from multiple vehicles may be fused, permitting accurate incident risk determination for a vehicle group. Safety measures may be targeted by artificial intelligence to an individual vehicle or a vehicle group, to reduce incident risk by increasing separation between vehicles, or reducing vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: GUIDENT, LTD.
    Inventors: Clifford Gross, Harald Braun
  • Patent number: 11518563
    Abstract: An apparatus is arranged for packaging sheet material, in particular banknotes, vouchers, checks, separation cards, etc., with a packaging device, packaging material dispensed from a roll for packaging the sheet material, and a control device controlling the apparatus. A monitoring device is provided for the packaging material, and the control device evaluates a signal of the monitoring device during the packaging of sheet material, in order to derive therefrom whether packaging material is present on the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Gryxa, Harald Braun
  • Publication number: 20220089181
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system has a control module, comprising computer-executable code stored in non-volatile memory, a processor, a control center device, and a plurality of autonomous devices that operate remotely from the control center device, each of the plurality of autonomous devices including a control device. The control module, the processor, the control center device, and the control devices are configured to collect data using one or more collection devices disposed at each of the plurality of autonomous devices, process the collected data using the control devices disposed at the plurality of autonomous devices, transfer the processed data from the control devices to the control center device when the plurality of autonomous devices are autonomously operating without control by the control center device, and train artificial intelligence as a function of the processed data transferred from the control devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Guident Ltd.
    Inventors: Clifford M. Gross, Harald Braun, Gabriel Castaneda, Michael J. Trank
  • Publication number: 20220084345
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for further processing and for packing value documents, which were previously processed by a value document processing apparatus and bundled to form bundles. Labels are created for the bundles, which have a machine-readable information item linked to the respective bundle's visible serial number. Before or after each bundle is labeled, an image of the bundle is detected with the aid of a control device to ascertain the actual serial number of the bundle and compare it to the serial number that belongs to the machine-readable information. In dependence on whether or not the actual visible serial number of the respective bundle matches the visible serial number belonging to the machine-readable information for the bundle, the respective bundle is further processed (e.g., packed by a packing apparatus) or not processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Harald BRAUN, Steffen DITTRICH, Reinhold GRYXA
  • Patent number: 11001624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to monomeric fusion proteins comprising the extracellular part of the thymic stromal lymphopoietin receptor (TSLPR) and the extracellular part of the interleukin-7 receptor alpha (IL-7Ralpha) as inhibitors of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) activity. The invention relates further to the use of said inhibitors as a medicament in the treatment of—but not limited to—inflammatory diseases, cancer and fibrosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: VIB VZW, UniversiteitGent
    Inventors: Savvas Savvides, Rudi Beyaert, Kenneth Verstraete, Harald Braun, Frank Peelman
  • Publication number: 20200262595
    Abstract: An apparatus is arranged for packaging sheet material, in particular banknotes, vouchers, checks, separation cards, etc., with a packaging device, packaging material dispensed from a roll for packaging the sheet material, and a control device controlling the apparatus. A monitoring device is provided for the packaging material, and the control device evaluates a signal of the monitoring device during the packaging of sheet material, in order to derive therefrom whether packaging material is present on the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Reinhold GRYXA, Harald BRAUN
  • Patent number: 10703799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel inhibitors of IL-33. More specifically, it relates to a fusion protein of the soluble IL-33 receptor with the soluble IL-1RAcP as inhibitor of IL-33 activity. The invention relates further to the use of the inhibitor in treatment of IL-33-related diseases such as, but not limited to, asthma, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: VIB VZW, Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Rudi Beyaert, Harald Braun, Bart Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
  • Patent number: 10463320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to positioning a patient's body part including a target relative to an imaging device that generates a radiation beam directed towards the target. Geometry data is received that describes the geometry of at least one structure located in the field of view of the imaging device. Tracking date is received that describes the spatial location and/or orientation of the at least one structure within the field of view of the imaging device. Position data is determined that incorporates the geometry date and the tracking data. The position data describes whether the location and/or orientation of the at least one structure with respect to an image trajectory is desirable. Repositioning data is determined that describes a desired location and/or orientation of the at least one structure with respect to the image trajectory. The repositioning data is output to allow repositioning of the at least one structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Bálint Varkuti, Harald Braun
  • Publication number: 20190127440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to monomeric fusion proteins comprising the extracellular part of the thymic stromal lymphopoietin receptor (TSLPR) and the extracellular part of the interleukin-7 receptor alpha (IL-7Ralpha) as inhibitors of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) activity. The invention relates further to the use of said inhibitors as a medicament in the treatment of—but not limited to—inflammatory diseases, cancer and fibrosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Savvas Savvides, Rudi Beyaert, Kenneth Verstraete, Harald Braun, Frank Peelman
  • Publication number: 20180263577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for positioning a patient's body part including a target to be depicted by means of an imaging device relative to the imaging device, particularly an irradiation source of a radiation imaging device, that generates a radiation beam directed towards the target, the method being constituted to be executed by a processor of a computer and comprising the following steps:—receiving, at the processor, geometry data describing the geometry of at least one structure located in the field of view of the imaging device;—receiving, at the processor, tracking data describing the spatial location and/or orientation of the at least one structure within the field of view of the imaging device;—determining, with the processor, position data incorporating the geometry data and the tracking data, describing whether the location and/or orientation of the at least one structure with respect to an image trajectory, particularly a radiation beam trajectory through the target is desirable;—d
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Bálint VARKUTI, Harald BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20170340297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for positioning a patient's body part including a target to be irradiated relative to an irradiation source of a radiation imaging device, that generates a radiation beam directed towards the target, the method being constituted to be executed by a processor of a computer and comprising the following steps: receiving, at the processor, geometry data describing the geometry of at least one structure located in the field of view of the radiation imaging device; receiving, at the processor, tracking data describing the spatial position of the at least one structure within the field of view of the radiation imaging device; determining, with the processor, position data incorporating the geometry data and the tracking data, describing whether a position of the at least one structure lies within a radiation beam trajectory through the target; determining, with the processor, repositioning data describing a position of the at least one structure away from the radiation beam
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Balint VARKUTI, Harald BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20150315262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel inhibitors of IL-33. More specifically, it relates to a fusion protein of the soluble IL-33 receptor with the soluble IL-1RAcP as inhibitor of IL-33 activity. The invention relates further to the use of the inhibitor in treatment of IL-33-related diseases such as, but not limited to, asthma, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Rudi Beyaert, Harald Braun, Bart Lambrecht, Hamida Hammad
  • Publication number: 20150116361
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a method for displaying medical image data, a user interface, a medical imaging device and/or a computer program product. In order to enable the meaningful display of medical image data, the method for displaying medical image data includes capture of medical image data; determining of at least one image quality parameter for at least one image of the medical image data, wherein the at least one image quality parameter comprises an image quality of the at least one image based on an item of spatial information and/or an item of temporal information; and display of the at least one image together with a representation of the at least one image quality parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Harald BRAUN, Matthias FENCHEL, Harald H. QUICK
  • Publication number: 20140066566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to use of a novel, single-component additive for addition to thermoplastics, in particular polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The resultant reduced friction delays melting of the thermoplastic during extrusion and therefore improves fluidity and lowers the process pressure required. The reduced friction moreover facilitates processing in shaping machinery by reducing adhesion to metal. In order to provide these technical improvements, the present invention provides a novel poly(meth)acrylate-based additive for thermoplastics, in particular for PVC. This features a poly(meth)acrylate backbone and long alkyl solid chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Oil Additives GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Kautz, Harald Braun, Reza Ghahary
  • Patent number: 8349107
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to a method for creating a force for a welding jaw of a vertical tubular bag machine. The welding jaw is moved back and forth along a path to strike a second welding jaw moving in the opposite direction. A tubular film is compressed between the second jaw and at least one sealing surface of the welding jaws, to weld the tubular film by ultrasonic vibrations applied thereto via the sealing surface at an applied pressure under a sealing force (Fs) within a sealing time (ts). The sealing force (Fs) is predetermined by a control unit such that the sealing force (Fs) runs along a sealing force curve within the sealing time (ts). The sealing force curve has a first relative sealing force maximum (Fs1) and at least one second relative sealing force maximum (Fs2), wherein (Fs1) is lower than (Fs2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rovema GmbH
    Inventors: Sepp Lachenmaier, Harald Braun, Erhard Lutz
  • Publication number: 20120167531
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to a method for creating a force for a welding jaw of a vertical tubular bag machine. The welding jaw is moved back and forth along a path to strike a second welding jaw moving in the opposite direction. A tubular film is compressed between the second jaw and at least one sealing surface of the welding jaws, to weld the tubular film by ultrasonic vibrations applied thereto via the sealing surface at an applied pressure under a sealing force (Fs) within a sealing time (ts). The sealing force (Fs) is predetermined by a control unit such that the sealing force (Fs) runs along a sealing force curve within the sealing time (ts). The sealing force curve has a first relative sealing force maximum (Fs1) and at least one second relative sealing force maximum (Fs2), wherein (Fs1) is lower than (Fs2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Rovema GmbH
    Inventors: Sepp Lachenmaier, Harald Braun, Erhard Lutz
  • Patent number: 8022677
    Abstract: An electrical device having a generator, e.g., for use in the vehicle electrical system of a motor vehicle, includes a controller for controlling the generator voltage. In the device, an area is provided in which a voltage control is carried out, and other areas are provided in which a torque control is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Daimler Chrysler AG, BMW AG
    Inventors: Xaver Laufenberg, Dominique Eynius, Helmut Suelzle, Stephan Usbeck, Matthias Spaeth, Miriam Neuser-Hoffmann, Christian Myrzik, Manfred Schmid, Franz Nietfeld, Alexander Thiel, Harald Braun, Norbert Ebner
  • Patent number: 7585250
    Abstract: In a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine which has an automatic start/stop device, and a controllable brake device at the start of and during an automatic stop phase, the effect of a braking torque which is greater than a threshold value is ensured. For this purpose, the brake device can increase the braking torque. The threshold value is previously calculated in such a way that the motor vehicle is reliably prevented from rolling away. As a result, the internal combustion engine can be stopped frequently, and at the same time unintentional rolling away of the motor vehicle during the stop phase can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Harald Braun, Norbert Ebner, Michael Fischer, Deborah Mowll, Torsten Scholt, Michael Schopper
  • Patent number: 7513239
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine, injects fuel directly into a combustion chamber as a main injection, a postinjection and optionally also as a preinjection. An injection nozzle with a plurality of injection bores effects the preinjection and the postinjection preferably which is carried out cyclically. To minimize wetting of the combustion chamber walls, during the postinjection the partial quantities of fuel and a lift of the nozzle needle of the injection nozzle are set so that, for each partial quantity of the postinjection injected into the combustion chamber, the reach of the respective fuel jet in the combustion chamber is limited and the reach is less than the distance to a combustion chamber boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Matthias Blessing, Harald Braun, Frank Keller, Gerhard Koenig, Christian Krueger, Alois Raab