Patents by Inventor Harald Fuchs

Harald Fuchs 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: 20220215850
    Abstract: An audio decoder decodes a bit stream of encoded audio data, which bit stream represents a sequence of audio sample values and includes a plurality of frames, wherein each frame includes associated encoded audio sample values. The audio decoder includes a determiner configured to determine whether a frame of the encoded audio data is a special frame including encoded audio sample values associated with the special frame and additional information, wherein the additional information include encoded audio sample values of a number of frames preceding the special frame, wherein the encoded audio sample values of the preceding frames are encoded using the same codec configuration as the special frame, wherein the number of preceding frames is sufficient to initialize the decoder to be in a position to decode the audio sample values associated with the special frame if the special frame is the first frame upon start-up of the decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel FISCHER, Bernd CZELHAN, Max NEUENDORF, Nikolaus RETTELBACH, Ingo HOFMANN, Harald FUCHS, Stefan DOEHLA, Nikolaus FAERBER
  • Patent number: 11381886
    Abstract: Audio data processor, having: a receiver interface for receiving encoded audio data and metadata related to the encoded audio data; a metadata parser for parsing the metadata to determine an audio data manipulation possibility; an interaction interface for receiving an interaction input and for generating, from the interaction input, interaction control data related to the audio data manipulation possibility; and a data stream generator for obtaining the interaction control data and the encoded audio data and the metadata and for generating an output data stream, the output data stream having the encoded audio data, at least a portion of the metadata, and the interaction control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Stephan Schreiner, Simone Neukam, Harald Fuchs, Jan Plogsties, Stefan Doehla
  • Patent number: 11381925
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderang der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 11354084
    Abstract: There are disclosed techniques, systems, methods and instructions for a virtual reality, VR, augmented reality, AR, mixed reality, MR, or 360-degree video environment. In one example, the system includes at least one media video decoder configured to decode video signals from video streams for the representation of VR, AR, MR or 360-degree video environment scenes to a user. The system includes at least one audio decoder configured to decode audio signals from at least one audio stream. The system is configured to request at least one audio stream and/or one audio element of an audio stream and/or one adaptation set to a server on the basis of at least the user's current viewport and/or head orientation and/or movement data and/or interaction metadata and/or virtual positional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Adrian Murtaza, Harald Fuchs, Bernd Czelhan, Jan Plogsties, Matteo Agnelli, Ingo Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20220167102
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20220167031
    Abstract: Audio video synchronization and alignment or alignment of audio to some other external clock are rendered more effective or easier by treating fragment grid and frame grid as independent values, but, nevertheless, for each fragment the frame grid is aligned to the respective fragment's beginning. A compression effectiveness lost may be kept low when appropriately selecting the fragment size. On the other hand, the alignment of the frame grid with respect to the fragments' beginnings allows for an easy and fragment-synchronized way of handling the fragments in connection with, for example, parallel audio video streaming, bitrate adaptive streaming or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Bernd CZELHAN, Harald FUCHS, Ingo HOFMANN, Herbert THOMA, Stephan SCHREINER
  • Patent number: 11330386
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating output channel mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels, wherein two or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the two or more audio object signals. The audio transport signal depends on a first mixing rule and on a second mixing rule. The first mixing rule indicates how to mix the two or more audio object signals to obtain a plurality of premixed channels. Moreover, the second mixing rule indicates how to mix the plurality of premixed channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 11252523
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 11240619
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderang der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 11218754
    Abstract: Audio video synchronization and alignment or alignment of audio to some other external clock are rendered more effective or easier by treating fragment grid and frame grid as independent values, but, nevertheless, for each fragment the frame grid is aligned to the respective fragment's beginning. A compression effectiveness lost may be kept low when appropriately selecting the fragment size. On the other hand, the alignment of the frame grid with respect to the fragments' beginnings allows for an easy and fragment-synchronized way of handling the fragments in connection with, for example, parallel audio video streaming, bitrate adaptive streaming or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Czelhan, Harald Fuchs, Ingo Hofmann, Herbert Thoma, Stephan Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20210358880
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (110) for producing an electrically conductive connection (112, 112?) on a substrate (114), comprising the following steps: a) providing a substrate (114), wherein the substrate (114) is configured for receiving an electrically conductive connection (112, 112?); b) providing a reservoir of an electrically conductive liquid alloy, wherein the reservoir has a surface at which the alloy has an insulating layer; c) providing a capillary (120) configured for taking up the electrically conductive liquid alloy; d) penetrating of a tip (122) of the capillary (120) under the surface of the reservoir and taking up of a portion of the alloy from the reservoir; and e) applying the portion of the alloy at least partly to the substrate (114) in such a manner that an electrically conductive connection (112, 112?) is formed from the alloy on the substrate (114), wherein the alloy remains on the substrate (114) by adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Inventors: Uwe Bog, Michael Hirtz, Harald Fuchs, Jasmin Aghassi, Gabriel Cadilha Marques, Subho Dasgupta, Ben Breitung, Horst Hahn
  • Publication number: 20210312939
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a separated audio signal from an audio input signal is provided. The audio input signal includes a target audio signal portion and a residual audio signal portion. The residual audio signal portion indicates a residual between the audio input signal and the target audio signal portion. The apparatus includes a source separator, a determining module and a signal processor. The source separator is configured to determine an estimated target signal which depends on the audio input signal, the estimated target signal being an estimate of a signal that only includes the target audio signal portion. The determining module is configured to determine one or more result values depending on an estimated sound quality of the estimated target signal to obtain one or more parameter values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christian UHLE, Matteo TORCOLI, Sascha DISCH, Jouni PAULUS, Jürgen HERRE, Oliver HELLMUTH, Harald FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20210306683
    Abstract: A method and a system for virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or 360-degree Video environment is disclosed. The system receives Video Streams associated to audio and video scenes to be reproduced and Audio Streams associated to audio and video scenes to be reproduced. There are provided a Video decoder which decodes signal from the Video Stream for the representation of the audio and video scene; an Audio decoder which decodes signal from the Audio Stream for the representation of the audio and video scene to the user; and a region of interest processor deciding, based e.g. on the user's viewport, head orientation, movement data, or metadata, whether an Audio information message is to be reproduced. At the decision, the reproduction of the Audio information message is caused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Adrian MURTAZA, Harald FUCHS, Bernd CZELHAN, Jan PLOGSTIES
  • Publication number: 20210306786
    Abstract: A sound reproduction/simulation system includes at least sound reproduction device driven by one or more audio signals and a processor for processing an input audio stream to generate the one or more audio signals. The processor performs processing based on processing parameters defined by a sound characteristic of a target system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas WALTHER, Harald FUCHS, Marc GAYER
  • Patent number: 11123092
    Abstract: A handle device, in particular a surgical-tool handle device, with a first handle element and a second handle element, and with a shear joint by means of which the two handle elements are connected pivotably and separably, and with a coupling unit, which is configured to keep the two handle elements together counter to a separation direction and which comprises at least one coupling element that is configured to establish, depending on a relative position of the handle elements, a form-fit connection of the handle elements counter to the separation direction. The at least one coupling element is embodied as a centering element for centering the form-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: STERIS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Dannoritzer, Stefan Rauch, Harald Fuchs, Gerlinde Klaiber, Julian Dannoritzer
  • Patent number: 11115770
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 11074920
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an un-mixed audio signal including a plurality of un-mixed audio channels is provided. Moreover, an encoder and an encoded audio signal is provided. The decoder includes an un-mixing-information determiner for determining un-mixing information by receiving first parametric side information and second parametric side information on the at least one audio object signal, wherein the frequency resolution of the second parametric side information is higher than that of the first parametric side information. Moreover, the decoder includes an un-mix module for applying the un-mixing information on a downmix signal, to obtain an un-mixed audio signal including the plurality of un-mixed audio channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Jouni Paulus, Leon Terentiv, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre
  • Patent number: 11004455
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an encoded audio signal having a plurality of downmix signals associated with a plurality of input audio objects and object parameters. The apparatus includes a grouper configured to group the downmix signals into groups of downmix signals associated with a set of input audio objects. The apparatus includes a processor configured to perform at least one processing step individually on the object parameters of each set of input audio objects in order to provide group results. Further, there is a combiner configured to combine the group results or processed group results in order to provide a decoded audio signal. The invention also refers to a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Harald Fuchs, Roberta Camilleri, Leon Terentiv, Sascha Disch, Juergen Herre, Oliver Hellmuth
  • Patent number: 11006181
    Abstract: A method and a system for virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or 360-degree Video environment is disclosed. The system receives Video Streams associated to audio and video scenes to be reproduced and Audio Streams associated to audio and video scenes to be reproduced. There are provided a Video decoder which decodes signal from the Video Stream for the representation of the audio and video scene; an Audio decoder which decodes signal from the Audio Stream for the representation of the audio and video scene to the user; and a region of interest processor deciding, based e.g. on the user's viewport, head orientation, movement data, or metadata, whether an Audio information message is to be reproduced. At the decision, the reproduction of the Audio information message is caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Adrian Murtaza, Harald Fuchs, Bernd Czelhan, Jan Plogsties
  • Publication number: 20210134304
    Abstract: An apparatus for downmixing three or more audio input channels to obtain two or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a receiving interface for receiving the three or more audio input channels and for receiving side information. Moreover, the apparatus includes a downmixer for downmixing the three or more audio input channels depending on the side information to obtain the two or more audio output channels. The number of the audio output channels is smaller than the number of the audio input channels. The side information indicates a characteristic of at least one of the three or more audio input channels, or a characteristic of one or more sound waves recorded within the one or more audio input channels, or a characteristic of one or more sound sources which emitted one or more sound waves recorded within the one or more audio input channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Arne BORSUM, Stephan SCHREINER, Harald FUCHS, Michael KRATZ, Bernhard GRILL, Sebastian SCHARRER