Patents by Inventor JOHANNES GUENTHER

JOHANNES GUENTHER 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: 11562468
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for denoising of images generated by a rendering engine such as a ray tracing engine. For example, one embodiment of a system or apparatus comprises: A system comprising: a plurality of nodes to perform ray tracing operations; a dispatcher node to dispatch graphics work to the plurality of nodes, each node to perform ray tracing to render a region of an image frame; at least a first node of the plurality comprising: a ray-tracing renderer to perform ray tracing to render a first region of the image frame; and a denoiser to perform denoising of the first region using a combination of data associated with the first region and data associated with a region outside of the first region, at least some of the data associated with the region outside of the first region to be retrieved from at least one other node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carson Brownlee, Ingo Wald, Attila Afra, Johannes Guenther, Jefferson Amstutz, Carsten Benthin
  • Publication number: 20230016642
    Abstract: A graphics processing apparatus comprising bounding volume hierarchy (BVH) construction circuitry to perform a spatial analysis and temporal analysis related to a plurality of input primitives and responsively generate a BVH comprising spatial, temporal, and spatial-temporal components that are hierarchically arranged, wherein the spatial components include a plurality of spatial nodes with children, the spatial nodes bounding the children using spatial bounds, and the temporal components comprise temporal nodes with children, the temporal nodes bounding their children using temporal bounds and the spatial-temporal components comprise spatial-temporal nodes with children, the spatial-temporal nodes bounding their children using spatial and temporal bounds; and ray traversal/intersection circuitry to traverse a ray or a set of rays through the BVH in accordance with the spatial and temporal components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Sven WOOP, Attila AFRA, Carsten BENTHIN, Ingo WALD, Johannes GUENTHER
  • Patent number: 11436785
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for compressing ray tracing data prior to transmission between nodes. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a first node comprising a first ray tracing engine, the first node communicatively coupled to a second node comprising a second ray tracing engine; first compression circuitry coupled to the first ray tracing engine, the first compression circuitry to perform compression on ray tracing data of the first ray tracing engine to produce a first compressed stream of ray tracing data; and interface circuitry to transmit the first compressed stream of ray tracing data from the first node to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ingo Wald, Gabor Liktor, Carsten Benthin, Carson Brownlee, Johannes Guenther, Jefferson D. Amstutz
  • Publication number: 20220258265
    Abstract: A device for soldering, in particular for reflow soldering, of at least one assembly, having a process chamber arrangement, comprises at least two process chambers for preparing a soldering method and/or for carrying out a soldering method and/or for post-processing a soldering method, wherein the at least two process chambers are arranged above one another, in particular in a stack-like manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel FESEKER, Michael DEUERLING, Michael FÖRSTE, Kai FUHRMANN, Johannes GÜNTHER, Benedikt BECHMANN, Heinz NOLDEN
  • Patent number: 11398069
    Abstract: A graphics processing apparatus comprising bounding volume hierarchy (BVH) construction circuitry to perform a spatial analysis and temporal analysis related to a plurality of input primitives and responsively generate a BVH comprising spatial, temporal, and spatial-temporal components that are hierarchically arranged, wherein the spatial components include a plurality of spatial nodes with children, the spatial nodes bounding the children using spatial bounds, and the temporal components comprise temporal nodes with children, the temporal nodes bounding their children using temporal bounds and the spatial-temporal components comprise spatial-temporal nodes with children, the spatial-temporal nodes bounding their children using spatial and temporal bounds; and ray traversal/intersection circuitry to traverse a ray or a set of rays through the BVH in accordance with the spatial and temporal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sven Woop, Attila Afra, Carsten Benthin, Ingo Wald, Johannes Guenther
  • Patent number: 11378134
    Abstract: A constant-velocity slip ball joint includes an outer joint part with an axis of rotation and outer ball tracks, an inner joint part with inner ball tracks, a plurality of torque-transmitting balls, each guided in associated outer and inner ball tracks, and a cage provided with a plurality of cage windows, which each accommodate each one or more of the balls. The inner joint part can be displaced in relation to the outer joint part by a displacement distance along the axis of rotation. At least a part of the outer ball tracks and at least a part of the inner ball tracks are at a track-helix angle in relation to the axis of rotation. A floor of each ball track, along the displacement path, is spaced apart from the axis of rotation by a respectively constant spacing along a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GKN Driveline Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Günther, Norbert Krancioch
  • Patent number: 11367243
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing BVH compression and decompression concurrently with stores and loads, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carsten Benthin, Ingo Wald, Gabor Liktor, Johannes Guenther, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall
  • Publication number: 20220184886
    Abstract: The invention relates to a 3D printing method and, in particular, a device and a method for setting an overfeed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Daniel Günther, Johannes Günther
  • Patent number: 11257180
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods may provide for technology to process graphical data, and to modify a runtime environment in a parallel computing platform for a graphic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Travis T. Schluessler, Abhishek R. Appu, Ankur N. Shah, Joydeep Ray, Altug Koker, Jacek Kwiatkowski, Ingo Wald, Jefferson Amstutz, Johannes Guenther, Gabor Liktor, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall
  • Patent number: 11248659
    Abstract: A cage for a constant-velocity ball joint is annular and has cage windows arranged spaced apart from one another along a circumferential direction for guiding balls of the constant-velocity ball joint; wherein each cage window has at least on one side a ball guiding surface facing in an axial direction. The cage can be produced by: a) providing a cage having cage windows; b) applying at least one compressive force via an outer circumferential surface of the cage, facing in a radial direction, in a first region of at least one ball guiding surface of at least one cage window; c) deforming the cage in the first region of the at least one ball guiding surface, so that the at least one ball guiding surface is displaced inwardly in the radial direction with respect to an adjacent second region of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GKN Driveline Deutschland
    Inventors: Volker Hainz, Norbert Krancioch, Johannes Günther
  • Publication number: 20220044467
    Abstract: A graphics processing apparatus comprising bounding volume hierarchy (BVH) construction circuitry to perform a spatial analysis and temporal analysis related to a plurality of input primitives and responsively generate a BVH comprising spatial, temporal, and spatial-temporal components that are hierarchically arranged, wherein the spatial components include a plurality of spatial nodes with children, the spatial nodes bounding the children using spatial bounds, and the temporal components comprise temporal nodes with children, the temporal nodes bounding their children using temporal bounds and the spatial-temporal components comprise spatial-temporal nodes with children, the spatial-temporal nodes bounding their children using spatial and temporal bounds; and ray traversal/intersection circuitry to traverse a ray or a set of rays through the BVH in accordance with the spatial and temporal components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Sven WOOP, Attila AFRA, Carsten BENTHIN, Ingo WALD, Johannes GUENTHER
  • Patent number: 11235518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a 3D printing method and, in particular, a device and a method for setting an overfeed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Daniel Günther, Johannes Günther
  • Patent number: 11216915
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that identifies, at an image post-processor, unresolved surface data and identifies, at the image post-processor, control data associated with the unresolved surface data. Additionally, the technology may resolve, at the image post-processor, the unresolved surface data and the control data into a final image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomer Bar-On, Hugues Labbe, Adam T. Lake, Kai Xiao, Ankur N. Shah, Johannes Guenther, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Deepak S. Vembar, ElMoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall
  • Publication number: 20210362409
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing 3D components, particulate material being applied in layers to a building platform in a closed build space and printing fluid being selectively applied, and these steps being repeated until a three-dimensional component is obtained, the relative humidity or the relative solvent concentration in the atmosphere in the build space being set to a selected value, and/or the temperature in the build space being set to a selected temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Günther, Johannes Günther, Ingo Gnüchtel, Massimo Russo
  • Publication number: 20210350609
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for compressing ray tracing data prior to transmission between nodes. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a first node comprising a first ray tracing engine, the first node communicatively coupled to a second node comprising a second ray tracing engine; first compression circuitry coupled to the first ray tracing engine, the first compression circuitry to perform compression on ray tracing data of the first ray tracing engine to produce a first compressed stream of ray tracing data; and interface circuitry to transmit the first compressed stream of ray tracing data from the first node to the second node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ingo WALD, Gabor LIKTOR, Carsten BENTHIN, Carson BROWNLEE, Johannes GUENTHER, Jefferson D. AMSTUTZ
  • Publication number: 20210287423
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for double-precision traversal and intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Johannes GUENTHER, Attila Tamas AFRA
  • Publication number: 20210287417
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for non-local means filtering using a media processing block of a graphics processor. For example, one embodiment of a processor comprises: ray tracing circuitry to execute a first set of one or more commands to traverse rays through a bounding volume hierarchy (BVH) to identify BVH nodes and/or primitives intersected by the ray; shader execution circuitry to execute one or more shaders responsive to a second set of one or more commands to render a sequence of image frames based on the BVH nodes and/or primitives intersected by the ray; and a media processor comprising motion estimation circuitry to execute a third set of one or more commands to perform non-local means filtering to remove noise from the sequence of image frames based on a mean pixel value collected across the sequence of image frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Attila Tamas AFRA, Johannes GUENTHER
  • Patent number: 11097471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing 3D components, particulate material being applied in layers to a building platform in a closed build space and printing fluid being selectively applied, and these steps being repeated until a three-dimensional component is obtained, the relative humidity or the relative solvent concentration in the atmosphere in the build space being set to a selected value, and/or the temperature in the build space being set to a selected temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Daniel Günther, Johannes Günther, Ingo Gnüchtel, Massimo Russo
  • Publication number: 20210241431
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for denoising of images generated by a rendering engine such as a ray tracing engine. For example, one embodiment of a system or apparatus comprises: A system comprising: a plurality of nodes to perform ray tracing operations; a dispatcher node to dispatch graphics work to the plurality of nodes, each node to perform ray tracing to render a region of an image frame; at least a first node of the plurality comprising: a ray-tracing renderer to perform ray tracing to render a first region of the image frame; and a denoiser to perform denoising of the first region using a combination of data associated with the first region and data associated with a region outside of the first region, at least some of the data associated with the region outside of the first region to be retrieved from at least one other node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Carson BROWNLEE, Ingo WALD, Attila AFRA, Johannes GUENTHER, Jefferson AMSTUTZ, Carsten BENTHIN
  • Patent number: 11069118
    Abstract: A graphics processing apparatus comprising bounding volume hierarchy (BVH) construction circuitry to perform a spatial analysis and temporal analysis related to a plurality of input primitives and responsively generate a BVH comprising spatial, temporal, and spatial-temporal components that are hierarchically arranged, wherein the spatial components include a plurality of spatial nodes with children, the spatial nodes bounding the children using spatial bounds, and the temporal components comprise temporal nodes with children, the temporal nodes bounding their children using temporal bounds and the spatial-temporal components comprise spatial-temporal nodes with children, the spatial-temporal nodes bounding their children using spatial and temporal bounds; and ray traversal/intersection circuitry to traverse a ray or a set of rays through the BVH in accordance with the spatial and temporal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sven Woop, Attila Afra, Carsten Benthin, Ingo Wald, Johannes Guenther