Patents by Inventor Klaus Genuit

Klaus Genuit 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: 6549628
    Abstract: A method determines and optionally eliminates a disturbing noise subjectively perceived by an operator, particularly a disturbing noise of a vehicle. The vehicle is operated by the operator complaining of the disturbing noise. Noise effects are recorded during the operation of the vehicle, particularly in the region of the operator's ear. From all sound effects, a noise sequence is taken which contains the disturbing noise. The noise sequence is played to the operator. If the noise sequence is at least similar to the disturbing noise, the noise sequence is converted to a sequential frequency spectrum using a mathematical algorithm. In the present sequential frequency spectrum, at least one frequency or group of frequencies is manipulated; from the manipulated frequency spectrum. A manipulation noise is generated and is played to the operator for evaluation the change of the disturbing noise. If the disturbing noise is reduced or removed in the manipulation noise, a corresponding repair is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignees: Head acoustics GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Podszun, Klaus Genuit
  • Patent number: 6150733
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for influencing an impression which is subjectively perceived by an occupant of a vehicle, in particular of a passenger car, when the vehicle is being operated. The primary oscillations which are produced when the vehicle is being operated are determined. Data for secondary oscillations are acquired from the primary oscillations and are converted at least in part into vibration oscillations which can be perceived through the human body. At least one of the components of the vehicle body is excited using the vibration oscillations, the vibration oscillations being placed in an interference relationship with the primary oscillations. In particular, the steering wheel is also excited so as to undergo mechanical vibration oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignees: DaimlerChrysler AG, Head acoustics GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Podszun, Klaus Genuit
  • Patent number: 6035720
    Abstract: A method for simulating an impression which is perceived subjectively by an occupant of a vehicle, in particular of a passenger car, when the vehicle is being operated, as well as a device, for example, for carrying out such a method are provided. In the method, the primary oscillations which are produced when a vehicle to be investigated is being operated and which are perceived subjectively are registered. Data for generating secondary oscillations are acquired from the primary oscillations and are converted into the secondary oscillations, and a simulation unit, which simulates, among other things, in particular a passenger car representationally at least in certain areas, is operated. In the simulation unit which is elastically mounted or secured with respect to the floor, vibration oscillations, which are acquired from the primary oscillations, are induced at a location from which they are transmitted into a seat and/or into the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Werner Podszun, Klaus Genuit
  • Patent number: 4914721
    Abstract: A safety device for an apparatus to be manipulated by an operator. The apparatus is connected via a supply line for a supply means to a supply means source. A handgrip is provided to be grasped by the operator for controlling the operation of the apparatus. An operating sensor is actuated by the operator and is connected to the control device. The operating sensor may be an electric proximity switch provided so that it is possible to shut off the apparatus when the operator ceases to actuate the operating sensor. The operating sensor, or at least one indiciator element of the operating sensor, is disposed on the hand of the operator, particularly integrated into a protective glove for the hand of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Ernst Peiniger GmbH Unternehmen fuer Bautenschutz
    Inventors: Karl C. Glaeser, Gerhard Buhr, Joachim Cardinal, Klaus Genuit, Detlef Lohmuller, Heinz Tilmans
  • Patent number: 4814632
    Abstract: A safety device for an apparatus to be manipulated by an operator. The apparatus is connected via a supply line for a supply means to a supply means source. A handgrip is provided to be grasped by the operator for controlling the operation of the apparatus. An operating sensor is actuated by the operator and is connected to the control device. The operating sensor may be an electric proximity switch provided so that it is possible to shut off the apparatus when the operator ceases to actuate the operating sensor. The operating sensor, or at least one indicator element of the operating sensor, is disposed on the hand of the operator, particularly integrated into a protective glove for the hand of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Ernst Peiniger GmbH Unternehmen Fur Bautenschutz
    Inventors: Karl C. Glaeser, Detlef Lohmuller, Heinz Tilmans, Klaus Genuit, Joachim Cardinal, Gerhard Buhr
  • Patent number: 4741035
    Abstract: By means of an active filter with free-field sound exposure from the front, a system is provided which assures a frequency response of a microphone's transmission functions which is comparable with that of a measurement microphone, so that this system on the one hand analyzes acoustic phenomena in the conventional manner and, additionally, in the case of reproduction via a free-field, distortion-corrected headset to the eardrums of a listening person, generates the same sound pressure signals as if the person were located at the place of sound recording, while, on the other hand, in the case of reproduction via loudspeakers no annoying acoustic contamination occurs. The entire artifical head system is designed for either a.c. or battery operation and is combined with an analog or digital recording unit to produce a self-sufficient recording and reproduction system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Head Stereo GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Genuit
  • Patent number: 4672569
    Abstract: An electroacoustic simulation method and apparatus for imitating electroastically the human outer ear having transmission properties corresponding to those of the human outer ear when exposed to sound in the free field is proposed, wherein the physical acoustical causes of the outer ear, the head, the upper part of the body, the pinna rim, and the like, are represented mathematically by simple partial models and approximated in the form of electric circuits containing circuit elements such as high-pass filters, low-pass filters, all-pass filters . . . and the like, with the possibility to vary certain properties of the circuit elements continuously by varying the parameters so that arbitrary directions of sound incidence can be adjusted infinitely in the horizontal and median planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Head Stereo GmbH, Kopfbezogene Aufnahme-und Weidergabetechnik & Co.
    Inventor: Klaus Genuit
  • Patent number: 4631962
    Abstract: An artificial head acoustic measuring system includes a construction including portions configured to appear as human shoulders, head and ears on both sides of the head with auditory canals and microphones disposed in the auditory canals. The head portion comprises partial bodies corresponding to mean data of test persons with respect to dimensions and relative positions. The partial bodies comprise regular geometric bodies calibrated with respect to sound reflexion, diffraction and resonance behavior to define a reproducible artificial-head transmission function related to the outer geometric configuration of the construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Head Stereo GmbH, Kopfbezogene Aufnahmeund
    Inventor: Klaus Genuit