Patents by Inventor Jan Mueller

Jan Mueller 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: 20160381586
    Abstract: A mobile monitoring device including a data signal interface for coupling to a data line arranged in an aircraft and carrying one or more sensor signals, such that, in operation, the data signal interface branches off and receives as input signal part of the energy of the sensor signals carried on the data line such that the input signal is characteristic of the one or more sensor signals, and provide an output signal characteristic of the input signal. The mobile monitoring device further includes a wireless communication interface connected to the data signal interface for receiving the output signal and adapted to wirelessly transmit the output signal to a remote location. The present disclosure further relates to a system including an aircraft and the mobile monitoring device, and to a method of collecting sensor measurement data from a plurality of sensors of an aircraft using the mobile monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jan Mueller, Tim Fuss
  • Publication number: 20160157111
    Abstract: A data communications network for an aircraft includes a first branch for establishing a wireless data connection to a first group of end devices, a primary control unit connected to the first branch, and a backup control unit connected to the first branch. The primary control unit is configured for data transmission to and from the first group of end devices via the first branch. The backup control unit is configured for detecting an operating state of the primary control unit and for taking over data transmission to and from the first group of end devices via the first branch from the primary control unit in case of a failure of the primary control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Mueller
  • Patent number: 9352842
    Abstract: A control device for activating an oxygen system of a transport mechanism, in particular an aircraft, a control system having such a control device, an associated method for activating an oxygen system of a transport mechanism, in particular an aircraft, and a computer program for carrying out the method. Furthermore, a network is provided for a transport mechanism, in particular for an aircraft. The control device for activating the oxygen system comprises a first activation unit which is configured to activate at least a part of the oxygen system by wireless transmission of a first activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Mueller, Frank Leuenberger, Heiko Trusch
  • Publication number: 20160095045
    Abstract: A system configured to be installed in an aircraft, the system comprising a first functional domain and a second functional domain. The first and second functional domains are configured to provide a first and service, respectively. The system further comprises a wireless access point configured to be externally managed by a controller and configured to communicate with a mobile terminal. The system comprises a controller configured to communicate with the wireless access point, the first and the second functional domains, configured to control the wireless access point and configured to control wireless access of the mobile terminal to the first and second functional domains. Further, the use of such a system in an aircraft, an aircraft comprising such a system and a method of controlling wireless access of a mobile terminal to a first functional domain and a second functional domain in an aircraft are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Maxim Salomon, Christopher Randall, Jan Mueller, Tim Fuss
  • Patent number: 9299355
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for improving a stereo audio signal of an FM stereo radio receiver (10). It is suggested to employ components of a standard HE-ACC v2 decoder (40) in such apparatus (1) to efficiently recover the stereo audio signal (L\R?) while also exhibiting good signal quality. To that end, parametric stereo parameters (15) shall be quantized and submitted to such decoder (40) together with a mono-downmix signal (25). The decoder (25) can then easily recover the parametric stereo parameters (15) by de-quantizing them via a simple lookup table, and finally creating the stereo output signal (L?R?) from the de-quantized parametric stereo parameters and the mono-downmix signal (25). The apparatus (1) further includes a parameter estimation stage (5) which may again be embodied on the basis of components of a standard HE-ACC v2 encoder (65).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Jan Mueller, Robin Thesing, Michael Beer
  • Publication number: 20160029409
    Abstract: This relates to wireless communication on-board aircraft. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a method for controlling an on-board aircraft network cell to be used in an on-board aircraft wireless communication network, to such an on-board aircraft network cell configured to be used in an on-board aircraft wireless communication network, to an on-board aircraft wireless communication network comprising at least one such on-board aircraft network cell, and to an aircraft comprising such on-board aircraft wireless communication network. An embodiment of the on-board aircraft network cell comprises at least one Wireless Module unit, at least two Wireless Data Concentrator units, and at least two independent wireless links, each wireless link being established between the at least one Wireless Module unit and one of the at least two Wireless Data Concentrator units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Jan MUELLER, Thomas MEYERHOFF
  • Publication number: 20150299363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an innovative method for the reversible crosslinking of, for example, adhesives or coating materials, and to a composition stable on storage at room temperature for implementing this crosslinking reaction. The reversible crosslinking method allows very rapid crosslinking even at a low first temperature, and undoing of the crosslinks at higher temperatures, thereby recovering thermoplastic processability and, for example, allowing the originally bonded substrates to be parted from one another again easily. A particular aspect here is that a plurality of cycles of crosslinking and undoing of the crosslinks are possible with the present system. A feature of the system used for the reversible crosslinking is that it consists of two components, A and B, in which component A is a compound comprising at least two protected dithioester functionalities, preferably cyanodithioester functionalities, and component B is a compound having at least two diene functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher BARNER-KOWOLLIK, Kim Klaus OEHLENSCHLAEGER, Stefan HILF, Friedrich Georg SCHMIDT, Nathalie GUIMARD, Jan MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20150245449
    Abstract: A lighting system includes at least one illumination device having a luminaire and a luminaire controller configured to control the operational state of the luminaire according to lighting control data, and a lighting controller configured to transmit the lighting control data to at least one illumination device. The lighting controller is configured to pre-format the lighting control data for the at least one illumination device in one or more color space representation matrices having matrix entries corresponding to color space representation values for the luminaire. The lighting controller is further configured to encode the pre-formatted color space representation matrices using a data compression algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: BING CHEN, JAN MUELLER, STEFAN MAHN, DIRK SUCKOW
  • Patent number: 8982784
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor network in an aircraft, which comprises several sensor nodes that communicate with a central data collection and evaluation unit via a radio transmission path. Data transmission can take place in various ways. For example, different frequency ranges are provided, from which the respective frequency range enabling the best data transmission quality is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Müller, Daniel Glaser, Uwe Schwark
  • Publication number: 20140327300
    Abstract: A network node for a network provided in a transport means, in particular in an aircraft, the network node being coupleable to a supply line provided for supplying electrical energy to the transport means, in particular the aircraft, in such a way that it can draw a leakage current of the supply line, the network node comprising an energy buffer storage that is chargeable with electrical energy, the energy buffer storage being chargeable by the drawn leakage current with electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140323648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for photoinduced crosslinking of, for example, adhesives or coating compositions. More particularly, the present invention relates to a novel, irreversible crosslinking mechanism in which it is possible to obtain, through irradiation with visible light, specific photoactive systems via photoenol reactions controlled high-reactivity diene intermediates which crosslink polymers containing double bonds by means of a Diels-Alder reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Georg Schmidt, Stefan Hilf, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Nathalie Guimard, Kim Klaus Oehlenschlaeger, Jan Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140309811
    Abstract: A control device for activating an oxygen system of a means of transport, in particular an aircraft, a control system having such a control device, an associated method for activating an oxygen system of a means of transport, in particular an aircraft, and a computer program for carrying out the method. Furthermore, a network is provided for a means of transport, in particular for an aircraft. The control device for activating the oxygen system comprises a first activation unit which is configured to activate at least a part of the oxygen system by wireless transmission of a first activation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Mueller, Frank Leuenberger, Heiko Trusch
  • Patent number: 8857079
    Abstract: A snow groomer has a first and second track; an internal combustion engine; a plurality of working devices; a user interface; a power transmission; a first computing block for determining a total power demand of the working devices; and a second computing block for determining a work point in a characteristic graph of the internal combustion engine as a function of total power demand and the fuel consumption of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Snowgrolic S.AR.L.
    Inventor: Jan Mueller
  • Patent number: 8853297
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method of infiltrating enamel for the prevention and/or treatment of carious lesions comprising (a) exposing an enamel area to a conditioner comprising hydrochloric acid; (b) exposing the conditioned enamel area to an infiltrant; and (c) curing the infiltrant. The present invention further refers to a kit for carrying out the method of infiltrating enamel, which comprises a conditioner comprising hydrochloric acid and an infiltrant comprising at least one low viscous dental resin. Alternatively, the kit comprises ready-to-use means for carrying out the method of infiltrating enamel, e.g. application strips with delivery pads soaked with conditioner or infiltrant. The present invention also refers to a method for identifying an infiltrant by calculation of the penetration coefficient, and to an infiltrant identified by the method having a penetration coefficient of >50 cm/s or comprising a low viscous light curing resin having a penetration coefficient of >50 cm/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Muhlbauer Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Hendrik Meyer-Lueckel, Sebastian Paris, Jan Mueller, Andrej M. Kielbassa, Bernd Detje
  • Publication number: 20140241282
    Abstract: A network node of a wireless communications network is provided in a means of transportation, for an aircraft, for ascertaining sources of interference, to a system with such a network node, to an associated method for ascertaining sources of interference of a wireless communications network provided in a means of transportation, for the aircraft, and to a computer program for executing the method. The network node includes an interference-power-ascertaining component, for ascertaining an interference power of an interfering radiation emitted from a source of interference, and a transmitting component for wireless or wirebound transmission of the ascertained interference power to a control device for determining at least one of a direction of the interfering radiation and a distance of the source of interference, including the position of the source of interference, on the basis of the ascertained interference power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Mueller, Uwe Schwark
  • Publication number: 20140161262
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for improving a stereo audio signal of an FM stereo radio receiver (10). It is suggested to employ components of a standard HE-ACC v2 decoder (40) in such apparatus (1) to efficiently recover the stereo audio signal (L\R?) while also exhibiting good signal quality. To that end, parametric stereo parameters (15) shall be quantized and submitted to such decoder (40) together with a mono-downmix signal (25). The decoder (25) can then easily recover the parametric stereo parameters (15) by de-quantizing them via a simple lookup table, and finally creating the stereo output signal (L?R?) from the de-quantized parametric stereo parameters and the mono-downmix signal (25). The apparatus (1) further includes a parameter estimation stage (5) which may again be embodied on the basis of components of a standard HE-ACC v2 encoder (65).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Jan Mueller, Robin Thesing, Michael Beer
  • Patent number: 8634851
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor network for determining the position of devices and gear in an aircraft. The sensor network exhibits several sensor nodes, which have an autonomous power supply. The sensor nodes can communicate wirelessly with each other and with a central processing unit. The position of each individual sensor node can be determined by evaluating high-frequency signal parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Müller, Daniel Glaser, Uwe Schwark
  • Patent number: 8413353
    Abstract: A hitch device for connecting a groomer vehicle having a first frame extending along a first axis, and an implement, in particular a rotary snow tiller, for grooming the snow covering of ski slopes and having a second frame extending crosswise to and symmetrically with respect to a second axis. The hitch device has an arm hinged to the first frame about a third axis perpendicular to the first axis, and about a fourth axis perpendicular to the first and third axis; a first actuator for adjusting the position of the arm about the third axis with respect to the first frame to lift and lower the implement; at least one second actuator for adjusting the position of the arm about the fourth axis with respect to the first frame; a movable coupling movable between the arm and one of the first and second frame; and a third actuator for adjusting the position of the arm in a plane crosswise to the fourth axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Rolic Invest S.AR.L.
    Inventors: Klaus Wagger, Jan Müller
  • Patent number: 8393095
    Abstract: A rotary snow tiller, for grooming the snow covering of ski slopes, which advances in a traveling direction along the ski slope, and has a frame; a shaft fitted with teeth and rotated with respect to the frame about an axis crosswise to the traveling direction; and an actuating device for imparting a reciprocating movement to the shaft with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rolic Invest S.AR. L.
    Inventors: Klaus Wagger, Jan Müller
  • Patent number: 8387288
    Abstract: A rotary snow tiller, for grooming the snow covering of ski slopes, which advances in a traveling direction along the ski slope, and has a frame; and a shaft fitted with teeth and rotated with respect to the frame about an axis crosswise to the traveling direction; each tooth being fitted movably to the shaft and selectively adjustable in length with respect to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Rolic Invest S.AR.L.
    Inventors: Klaus Wagger, Jan Müller