Patents by Inventor Josef Hofer

Josef Hofer 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: 10960573
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a curable light-conducting body (21) in a casting method, in particular for the manufacture of light-conducting bodies (21) of a curable concrete material (36, 56), wherein a light-conducting mat (1) is embedded in a curable casting material (36, 56), and a casting mold (27) with a recessed mold cavity (18) open at the top is filled with the not-yet-cured casting material (36, 56), wherein, in a first method step, a plurality of molding punches (32) moveably arranged in the mold cavity (18) of the casting mold (27) are moved to at least the plane of the upper edge (43) of the mold cavity (18), 1. in a second method step, the space between the molding punches (32) in the mold cavity (18) is filled with a curable casting material (36), 2. in a fifth method step, the light-conducting mat (1) to be embedded in the casting material (36, 56) is placed on the end sides (61) of the molding punches (32) raised in the mold cavity (18), 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Dieter Christandl, Josef Christandl, Robert Hofer
  • Patent number: 10828874
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite board composed of wood material, comprising a middle layer composed of plywood, wherein the middle layer is connected to at least one outer layer composed of fiberboard. In order to provide an economically producible composite board having improved strength properties, an artificial resin-impregnated paper according to the invention is arranged between the middle layer and the outer layer. The invention further relates to a method for producing the composite board composed of wood material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO TEC AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Josef Hofer
  • Publication number: 20200298445
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a curable light-conducting body (21) in a casting method, in particular for the manufacture of light-conducting bodies (21) of a curable concrete material (36, 56), wherein a light-conducting mat (1) is embedded in a curable casting material (36, 56), and a casting mold (27) with a recessed mold cavity (18) open at the top is filled with the not-yet-cured casting material (36, 56), wherein, in a first method step, a plurality of molding punches (32) moveably arranged in the mold cavity (18) of the casting mold (27) are moved to at least the plane of the upper edge (43) of the mold cavity (18), 1. in a second method step, the space between the molding punches (32) in the mold cavity (18) is filled with a curable casting material (36), 2. in a fifth method step, the light-conducting mat (1) to be embedded in the casting material (36, 56) is placed on the end sides (61) of the molding punches (32) raised in the mold cavity (18), 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Dieter CHRISTANDL, Josef CHRISTANDL, Robert HOFER
  • Patent number: 10720766
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided with a storage device for electrical energy that can be recharged from an external power supply and with a body which has at least one body opening that can be closed by a body flap, wherein a charging cable is provided, connected or connectable in an electrically conducting manner to the storage device and running at least partly inside the body. The body opening is a luggage-compartment opening or a door opening of the vehicle and the body flap is respectively a luggage-compartment lid or a door of the vehicle. The charging cable is formed as a flexible ribbon cable or has at least one flexible ribbon cable portion. The flexible ribbon cable or the at least one flexible ribbon cable portion can be led through a body gap present between a periphery of the body opening and the body flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Krammer, Gerhard Hofer
  • Patent number: 10672380
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for wake-on-voice (WOV) key-phrase enrollment. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes generating a WOV key-phrase model based on identification of the sequence of sub-phonetic units of a user-provided key-phrase. The WOV key-phrase model is employed by a WOV processor for detection of the user spoken key-phrase and triggering operation of an automatic speech recognition (ASR) processor in response to the detection. The method further includes updating an ASR language model based on the user-provided key-phrase. The update includes one of embedding the WOV key-phrase model into the ASR language model, converting sub-phonetic units of the WOV key-phrase model and embedding the converted WOV key-phrase model into the ASR language model, or generating an ASR key-phrase model by applying a phoneme-syllable based statistical language model to the user-provided key-phrase and embedding the generated ASR key-phrase model into the ASR language model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Munir Nikolai Alexander Georges, Tobias Bocklet, Georg Stemmer, Joachim Hofer, Josef G. Bauer
  • Patent number: 10657952
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for reducing the latency of automatic speech recognition using hypothesis score trend analysis. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes generating complete-phrase hypotheses and partial-phrase hypotheses, along with associated likelihood scores, based on a segment of speech. The method also includes selecting the complete-phrase hypothesis associated with the highest of the complete-phrase hypotheses likelihood scores, and selecting the partial-phrase hypothesis associated with the highest of the partial-phrase hypotheses likelihood scores. The method further includes calculating a relative likelihood score based on a ratio of the likelihood score associated with the selected complete-phrase hypothesis to the likelihood score associated with the selected partial-phrase hypothesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Joachim Hofer, Georg Stemmer, Josef G. Bauer, Munir Nikolai Alexander Georges
  • Publication number: 20200082837
    Abstract: An example apparatus for concealing phrases in audio includes a receiver to receive a detected phrase via a network. The detected phrase is based on audio captured near a source of an audio stream. The apparatus also includes a speech recognizer to generate a trigger in response to detecting that a section of the audio stream contains a confirmed phrase. The apparatus further includes a phrase concealer to conceal the section of the audio stream in response to the trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Munir Nikolai Alexander Georges, Joachim Hofer, Tobias Bocklet, Josef Bauer, Georg Stemmer
  • Patent number: 10571116
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ceramic tile (1) with a glaze (11) which covers at least the visible face (10). A light generated by one or more light sources (6, 14) is visible on the visible face (10), and at least one bore (2) and/or recess (22) passes through the body of the ceramic tile (1). The glaze (11) is designed to guide light and at least partly fills the bore (2) and/or the recess (22) in a sealing manner, and the one or more light sources (6, 14) are arranged on the rear face of the ceramic tile (1) and are connected to the bore (2) and/or the recess (22) so as to guide light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Hofer, Dieter Christandl, Josef Christandl
  • Patent number: 10403268
    Abstract: A system, article, and method include techniques of automatic speech recognition using posterior confidence scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Trawick, Joachim Hofer, Josef G. Bauer, Georg Stemmer, Da-Ming Chiang
  • Patent number: 10365423
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light guide mat (1) for the production of a block- or cuboid-shaped light guide body (21), which mat is arranged in a casting mold and can be sealed in a pourable, curable casting compound (24), wherein the light guide mat (1) consists of longitudinal and transverse struts (2, 3) connected to one another in the form of a grid, which struts consist at least partially of a light-conducting plastic, wherein profiled light guide elements (4) consisting of an at least partially light-conducting plastic are integrally formed at the point of intersection of the longitudinal and transverse struts (2, 3), an end face (6) of which elements being formed as light-emitting surfaces on the upper face (22) of the light guide body (21), wherein at least the longitudinal struts (2) of the light guide mat (1) are formed as light channels (5) for receiving point-like, light-generating elements, and the light channels (5) are integrally formed on the face of the light guide elements (4) near to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Dieter Christandl, Josef Christandl, Robert Hofer
  • Patent number: 10307994
    Abstract: A composite board composed of wood material with a middle layer (4) made of chipboard, wherein the middle layer is connected to at least one outer layer (2, 6) composed of fiberboard, wherein an artificial-resin-impregnated paper (3, 5 ) is arranged between the middle layer and the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Swiss Krono Tec AG
    Inventor: Josef Hofer
  • Publication number: 20190047263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite board composed of wood material, comprising a middle layer composed of plywood, wherein the middle layer is connected to at least one outer layer composed of fiberboard. In order to provide an economically producible composite board having improved strength properties, an artificial resin-impregnated paper according to the invention is arranged between the middle layer and the outer layer. The invention further relates to a method for producing the composite board composed of wood material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SWISS KRONO TEC AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Josef Hofer
  • Publication number: 20180186126
    Abstract: A composite board composed of wood material with a middle layer (4) made of chipboard, wherein the middle layer is connected to at least one outer layer (2, 6) composed of fiberboard, wherein an artificial-resin-impregnated paper (3, 5) is arranged between the middle layer and the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Swiss Krono Tec AG
    Inventor: Josef HOFER
  • Patent number: 8418752
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger with a plurality of separating walls stacked one above the other, which alternatingly define a first and second flow space for a first and second medium, includes at least one turbulence generator being positioned in at least one flow space, which comprises a plate with a number of parallel-running band-like rows of alternating elevations and depressions mutually connected by bridges, where the elevations and depressions of each row are shifted with respect to each immediately adjacent row, and where each row is provided with at least one transition area for the medium to pass to the immediately adjacent row, such that the depressions of each row are flow-connected with the immediately adjacent elevations of at least one immediately adjacent row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Otahal, Josef Hofer
  • Publication number: 20090095456
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger with a plurality of separating walls stacked one above the other, which alternatingly define a first and second flow space for a first and second medium, comprises at least one turbulence generator being positioned in at least one flow space, which comprises a plate with a number of parallel-running band-like rows of alternating elevations and depressions mutually connected by bridges, where the elevations and depressions of each row are shifted with respect to each immediately adjacent row, and where each row is provided with at least one transition area for the medium to pass to the immediately adjacent row, such that the depressions of each row are flow-connected with the immediately adjacent elevations of at least one immediately adjacent row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Klaus Otahal, Josef Hofer
  • Patent number: 7055233
    Abstract: For assigning a tool to a workpiece conveyed on an assembly line, at least one transmitter is arranged in the area of an assembly line, and a receiver is arranged on the tool. An analyzing unit determines the distance of the tool from each transmitter, based on the transit times of at least one received signal, and an indicating device emits positions information regarding workpieces on the assembly line. An assignment unit assigns a tool or a tool position to a workpiece, based on at least one distance of the tool from the transmitter, and on the workpiece positions. The arrangement of the transmitters and receivers can also be interchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
    Inventors: Josef Hofer, Robert Donharl