Patents by Inventor Markus Geiger

Markus Geiger 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: 10771714
    Abstract: Image sensor modules include primary high-resolution imagers and secondary imagers. For example, an image sensor module may include a semiconductor chip including photosensitive regions defining, respectively, a primary camera and a secondary camera. The image sensor module may include an optical assembly that does not substantially obstruct the field-of-view of the secondary camera. Some modules include multiple secondary cameras that have a field-of-view at least as large as the field-of-view of the primary camera. Various features are described to facilitate acquisition of signals that can be used to calculate depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jukka Alasirniö, Tobias Senn, Ohad Meitav, Moshe Doron, Alireza Yasan, Mario Cesana, Florin Cutu, Hartmut Rudmann, Markus Rossi, Peter Roentgen, Daniel Perez Calero, Bassam Hallal, Jens Geiger
  • Publication number: 20200272685
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for performing modified cosine transformation (MDCT) with an analysis/synthesis windowing function, using an analysis windowing function having a meandering portion which passes a linear function in correspondence of at least four points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Markus SCHNELL, Manfred LUTZKY, Alexander TSCHEKALINSKIJ, Ralf GEIGER
  • Publication number: 20200265847
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for performing modified cosine transformation (MDCT) with an analysis/synthesis windowing function, using an analysis windowing function having a meandering portion which passes a linear function in correspondence of at least four points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Markus SCHNELL, Manfred LUTZKY, Alexander TSCHEKALINSKIJ, Ralf GEIGER
  • Publication number: 20200227054
    Abstract: An audio encoder has a first information sink oriented encoding branch such as a spectral domain encoding branch, a second information source or SNR oriented encoding branch such as an LPC-domain encoding branch, and a switch for switching between the first and second encoding branches, the second encoding branch having a converter into a specific domain different from the spectral domain such as an LPC analysis stage generating an excitation signal, and the second encoding branch having a specific domain coding branch such as LPC domain processing branch, and a specific spectral domain coding branch such as LPC spectral domain processing branch, and an additional switch for switching between the specific domain coding branch and the specific spectral domain coding branch. An audio decoder has a first domain decoder, a second domain decoder, and a third domain decoder as well as two cascaded switches for switching between the decoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Bernard GRILL, Roch LEFEBVRE, Bruno BESSETTE, Jimmy LAPIERRE, Philippe GOURNAY, Redwan SALAMI, Stefan BAYER, Guillaume FUCHS, Stefam GEYERSBERGER, Raif GEIGER, Johannes HILPERT, Ulrich KRAEMER, Jérémie LECOMTE, Markus MULTRUS, Max NEUENDORF, Harald POPP, Nikolaus RETTELBACH
  • Patent number: 10688987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating a surroundings map (12) of a surroundings area (8) of a motor vehicle (1), in which method the surroundings area (8) is captured by way of at least one sensor, in particular ultrasound sensor (5, 6, 14, 15), on the motor vehicle, wherein capturing of the surroundings area (8) by way of the at least one sensor (5, 6, 14, 15) is performed at at least two different points in time (T1, T2), and in a manner dependent on said surroundings clearance situations detected in each case in a manner dependent on items of sensor information at the points in time (T1, T2), a decision is made as regards whether an object (11, 13) which is at least supposedly situated in the surroundings area (8) in at least one surroundings clearance situation is, upon an updating of the surroundings map (12), displayed on the then updated surroundings map (12). The invention also relates to a driver assistance system (2) and to a motor vehicle (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Bariant, Markus Heimberger, Roland Geiger, Anto Michael
  • Patent number: 10661800
    Abstract: A drivetrain for an agricultural vehicle and method for controlling the same. The drivetrain includes first and second driven axles with a variable pivot angle hydraulic motor connectable to drive the first axle through engagement of a first clutch mechanism. A further motor is connected to drive the second axle. In operation, the pivot angle of the variable pivot angle hydraulic motor is reduced with variation in a vehicle parameter value, such as transmission ratio or ground speed, to a point at which the pivot angle reaches zero at a first parameter value. With the pivot angle at zero and parameter value continuing to vary due to the drive of the further motor, the first clutch mechanism is disengaged at a second parameter value, with the first and second parameter values separated by an interval determined at least partly by an operating characteristic of the first clutch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AGCO International GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Staedele, Markus Geiger
  • Publication number: 20200152209
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded multichannel signal includes: a base channel decoder for decoding an encoded base channel to obtain a decoded base channel; a decorrelation filter for filtering at least a portion of the decoded base channel to obtain a filling signal; and a multichannel processor for performing a multichannel processing using a spectral representation of the decoded base channel and a spectral representation of the filling signal, wherein the decorrelation filter is a broad band filter and the multichannel processor is configured to apply a narrow band processing to the spectral representation of the decoded base channel and the spectral representation of the filling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jan BÜTHE, Franz REUTELHUBER, Sascha DISCH, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Ralf GEIGER
  • Patent number: 10636597
    Abstract: A thermal fuse for an electrical circuit is described, with a contact arm by way of which two electrical conductors are electrically conductively connected to each other, wherein the connection of the contact arm to at least one of the two conductors is a soldered joint, which loses its strength when a activation temperature of the fuse is reached. In accordance with this disclosure a permanent magnet is provided, which generates a magnetic force, which lifts the contact arm from at least one of the two conductors as soon as the soldered joint loses its strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH
    Inventors: Sisay Tadele, Alexander Dauth, Steffen Geiger, Markus Wetzel
  • Patent number: 10621996
    Abstract: An audio encoder has a first information sink oriented encoding branch, a second information source or SNR oriented encoding branch, and a switch for switching between the first encoding branch and the second encoding branch, wherein the second encoding branch has a converter into a specific domain different from the spectral domain, and wherein the second encoding branch furthermore has a specific domain coding branch, and a specific spectral domain coding branch, and an additional switch for switching between the specific domain coding branch and the specific spectral domain coding branch. An audio decoder has a first domain decoder, a second domain decoder for decoding a signal, and a third domain decoder and two cascaded switches for switching between the decoders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Bernard Grill, Roch Lefebvre, Bruno Bessette, Jimmy Lapierre, Philippe Gournay, Redwan Salami, Stefan Bayer, Guillaume Fuchs, Stefam Geyersberger, Raif Geiger, Johannes Hilpert, Ulrich Kraemer, Jérémie Lecomte, Markus Multrus, Max Neuendorf, Harald Popp, Nikolaus Rettelbach
  • Publication number: 20200027682
    Abstract: A thermal fuse for an electrical circuit is described, with a contact arm by way of which two electrical conductors are electrically conductively connected to each other, wherein the connection of the contact arm to at least one of the two conductors is a soldered joint, which loses its strength when a activation temperature of the fuse is reached. In accordance with this disclosure a permanent magnet is provided, which generates a magnetic force, which lifts the contact arm from at least one of the two conductors as soon as the soldered joint loses its strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Sisay Tadele, Alexander Dauth, Steffen Geiger, Markus Wetzel
  • Patent number: 10488264
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes optical radiation sensors and detection techniques that facilitate assigning a specific wavelength to a measured photocurrent. The techniques can be used to determine the spectral emission characteristics of a radiation source. In one aspect, a method of determining spectral emission characteristics of incident radiation includes sensing at least some of the incident radiation using a light detector having first and second photosensitive regions whose optical responsivity characteristics differ from one another. The method further includes identifying a wavelength of the incident radiation based on a ratio of a photocurrent from the first region and a photocurrent from the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Roentgen, Jens Geiger, Markus Rossi
  • Patent number: 10488518
    Abstract: Various optoelectronic modules are described that include an emitter operable to produce light (e.g., electromagnetic radiation in the visible or non-visible ranges), an emitter optical assembly aligned with the emitter so as to illuminate an object outside the module with light produced by the emitter, a detector operable to detect light at one or more wavelengths produced by the emitter, and a detector optical assembly aligned with the detector so as to direct light reflected by the object toward the detector. In some implementations, the modules include features for expanding or shifting the linear photocurrent response of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jens Geiger, Peter Roentgen, Markus Rossi, James Eilertsen
  • Patent number: 10466355
    Abstract: An optoelectronic module includes a first light emitter operable to emit radiation at a first wavelength toward an object outside the module. The module also includes demodulation pixels operable to detect radiation of the first wavelength reflected from the object. One or more processors are operable to determine a distance to the object based on the radiation detected by the demodulation pixels. The module is further operable to perform a supplemental measurement other than distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bernhard Buettgen, Jens Geiger, Michael Kiy, Oliver Chidley, Markus Rossi
  • Publication number: 20190259393
    Abstract: An audio encoder has a first information sink oriented encoding branch, a second information source or SNR oriented encoding branch, and a switch for switching between the first encoding branch and the second encoding branch, wherein the second encoding branch has a converter into a specific domain different from the spectral domain, and wherein the second encoding branch furthermore has a specific domain coding branch, and a specific spectral domain coding branch, and an additional switch for switching between the specific domain coding branch and the specific spectral domain coding branch. An audio decoder has a first domain decoder, a second domain decoder for decoding a signal, and a third domain decoder and two cascaded switches for switching between the decoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Bernard GRILL, Roch LEFEBVRE, Bruno BESSETTE, Jimmy LAPIERRE, Philippe GOURNAY, Redwan SALAMI, Stefan BAYER, Guillaume FUCHS, Stefam GEYERSBERGER, Raif GEIGER, Johannes HILPERT, Ulrich KRAEMER, Jérémie LECOMTE, Markus MULTRUS, Max NEUENDORF, Harald POPP, Nikolaus RETTELBACH
  • Publication number: 20190259405
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an audio signal includes a configurable first audio signal processor for processing the audio signal in accordance with different configuration settings to obtain a processed audio signal, wherein the apparatus is adapted so that different configuration settings result in different sampling rates of the processed audio signal. The apparatus furthermore includes n analysis filter bank having a first number of analysis filter bank channels, a synthesis filter bank having a second number of synthesis filter bank channels, a second audio processor being adapted to receive and process an audio signal having a predetermined sampling rate, and a controller for controlling the first number of analysis filter bank channels or the second number of synthesis filter bank channels in accordance with a configuration setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Lohwasser, Manuel Jander, Max Neuendorf, Ralf Geiger, Markus Schnell, Matthias Hildenbrand, Tobias Chalupka
  • Patent number: 10354665
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a frequency enhancement signal has: a signal generator for generating an enhancement signal from a core signal, the enhancement signal having an enhancement frequency range not included in the core signal, wherein a current time portion of the enhancement signal or the core signal has subband signals for a plurality of subbands; a controller for calculating the same smoothing information for the plurality of subband signals of the enhancement frequency range or the core signal, and wherein the signal generator is configured for smoothing the plurality of subband signals of the enhancement frequency range or the core signal using the same smoothing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Christian Helmrich, Markus Multrus, Konstantin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10319384
    Abstract: An audio encoder has a first information sink oriented encoding branch, a second information source or SNR oriented encoding branch, and a switch for switching between the first encoding branch and the second encoding branch, wherein the second encoding branch has a converter into a specific domain different from the spectral domain, and wherein the second encoding branch furthermore has a specific domain coding branch, and a specific spectral domain coding branch, and an additional switch for switching between the specific domain coding branch and the specific spectral domain coding branch. An audio decoder has a first domain decoder, a second domain decoder for decoding a signal, and a third domain decoder and two cascaded switches for switching between the decoders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Bernhard Grill, Roch Lefebvre, Bruno Bessette, Jimmy Lapierre, Philippe Gournay, Redwan Salami, Stefan Bayer, Guillaume Fuchs, Stefan Geyersberger, Ralf Geiger, Johannes Hilpert, Ulrich Kraemer, Jeremie Lecomte, Markus Multrus, Max Neuendorf, Harald Popp, Nikolaus Rettelbach
  • Patent number: 10311886
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an audio signal includes a configurable first audio signal processor for processing the audio signal in accordance with different configuration settings to obtain a processed audio signal, wherein the apparatus is adapted so that different configuration settings result in different sampling rates of the processed audio signal. The apparatus furthermore includes n analysis filter bank having a first number of analysis filter bank channels, a synthesis filter bank having a second number of synthesis filter bank channels, a second audio processor being adapted to receive and process an audio signal having a predetermined sampling rate, and a controller for controlling the first number of analysis filter bank channels or the second number of synthesis filter bank channels in accordance with a configuration setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Markus Lohwasser, Manuel Jander, Max Neuendorf, Ralf Geiger, Markus Schnell, Matthias Hildenbrand, Tobias Chalupka
  • Patent number: 10295657
    Abstract: A time of flight-based system is operable for ambient light measurements. A method of operation includes detecting, in at least one active demodulation detection pixel, a first particular wavelength and generating amplitude data of the first particular wavelength; and detecting, in at least one spurious reflection detection pixel, a second particular wavelength and generating amplitude data of the second particular wavelength. In a computational device that stores spectrum data corresponding respectively to a plurality of different ambient light source types, an ambient lighting condition is determined based on the amplitude data of the first particular wavelength, the amplitude data of the second particular wavelength and the spectrum data of a particular one of the ambient light source types associated with the amplitude data of the first particular wavelength and the amplitude data of the second particular wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernhard Buettgen, Jens Geiger, Michael Kiy, Oliver Chidley, Markus Rossi
  • Publication number: 20180290653
    Abstract: A drivetrain for an agricultural vehicle and method for controlling the same. The drivetrain includes first and second driven axles with a variable pivot angle hydraulic motor connectable to drive the first axle through engagement of a first clutch mechanism. A further motor is connected to drive the second axle. In operation, the pivot angle of the variable pivot angle hydraulic motor is reduced with variation in a vehicle parameter value, such as transmission ratio or ground speed, to a point at which the pivot angle reaches zero at a first parameter value. With the pivot angle at zero and parameter value continuing to vary due to the drive of the further motor, the first clutch mechanism is disengaged at a second parameter value, with the first and second parameter values separated by an interval determined at least partly by an operating characteristic of the first clutch mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Staedele, Markus Geiger