Patents by Inventor Markus Schmidt

Markus Schmidt 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190214510
    Abstract: A thin-film monolithically integrated solar module with a solar cell, an integrated energy storage device, and a controller may be provided. It may comprise a thin-film solar cell, having at least one solar diode, on a transparent substrate, a thin-film energy storage device, and an electronic controller comprising at least one thin-film transistor above the thin-film energy storage device. The electronic controller may be electrically connected to the thin-film solar cell and the thin-film energy storage device by vias. The named functional units may build a monolithically integrated device on one substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Johann H. Bredel, Hans-Juergen Eickelmann, Ruediger Kellmann, Hartmut Kuehl, Markus Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190210575
    Abstract: A method for carrying out a driver-independent braking maneuver of a motor vehicle includes ascertaining a reference trajectory of the motor vehicle, ascertaining a lateral guidance force variable representing the lateral guidance force necessary for guidance of the motor vehicle on the reference trajectory, ascertaining, as a function of the lateral guidance force variable, a longitudinal force variable representing the maximum longitudinal force transferable in a longitudinal vehicle direction, and, based on the longitudinal force variable and driver-independently, establishing a braking force variable representing the braking force of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred STREHLE, Markus MENGELKAMP, Thomas SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20190202878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-domain polypeptide comprising (i) a first complement control protein repeat (CCP)-comprising domain being a convertase decay accelerating domain for convertases of the classical and alternative pathways of complement activation, (ii) a host cell recognition domain, and (iii) a second CCP-comprising domains with cofactor activity. The present invention further relates to a polynucleotide encoding said multi-domain polypeptide, to a vector comprising said polynucleotide, and to a host cell comprising said polynucleotide and/or said vector. Further, the present invention relates to the multi-domain polypeptide, the polypeptide, and the vector for use in medicine and for treating and/or preventing inappropriate complement activation and/or a disease having inappropriate complement activation as a symptom. Moreover, the present invention relates to methods and uses related to multi-domain polypeptide, the polypeptide, and the vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph SCHMIDT, Hubert SCHREZENMEIER, Markus ANLIKER, Britta HOECHSMANN
  • Patent number: 10325803
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a semiconductor wafer may include: a semiconductor body including an integrated circuit structure; and at least one tetrahedral amorphous carbon layer formed at least one of over or in the integrated circuit structure, the at least one tetrahedral amorphous carbon layer may include a substance amount fraction of sp3-hybridized carbon of larger than approximately 0.4 and a substance amount fraction of hydrogen smaller than approximately 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Matthias Kuenle, Gerhard Schmidt, Martin Sporn, Markus Kahn, Juergen Steinbrenner, Ravi Joshi
  • Patent number: 10316969
    Abstract: An electrohydraulic transmission control system (1) includes a parking lock valve (2). The electrohydraulic transmission control system (1) is configured such that, during normal operation of the electrohydraulic transmission control system (1) in which at least one electrohydraulic pressure adjuster (EDSSYS) is actuatable with current, the parking lock valve (2) can be held in a defined operating state in which an actuation pressure (p_sys) acts on a parking lock cylinder (3) above a normal pressure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Markus Herrmann, Thilo Schmidt, Tobias Rolser
  • Patent number: 10306358
    Abstract: A calculation unit for a sound system includes an input terminal, a processor and an output terminal. The input terminal has the purpose to receive an audio stream to be reproduced using the sound system. The output terminal has the purpose to control the sound system based on a first and a second plurality of individual audio signals. The processor is configured to calculate the first plurality of audio signals such that beamforming is performed by the array and to calculate the second plurality of individual audio signals to perform, using the sound system, direct sound suppression such that sound is canceled towards a listening direction. Furthermore, the processor filters at least the second plurality using a second passband characteristic including a second portion of the entire frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christof Faller, Markus Schmidt, Andreas Walther, Christian Borss, Ville Saari, Philipp Goetz
  • Patent number: 10293795
    Abstract: An electrohydraulic transmission control system having a parking lock valve by which a parking lock cylinder of a parking lock device can be charged with an actuation pressure adjustable in an operating-state-dependent manner by at least one pilot pressure adjustable in the region of an electrohydraulic pressure adjuster and/or one pressure source. Above a defined actuation pressure level, the parking lock valve is held in a defined operating state in which the actuation pressure can be applied to the parking lock cylinder. The actuation and pilot pressures can be applied to a valve device such that when the actuation and pilot pressure levels approximately correspond to one another, the region of the control system which conducts the actuation pressure is operatively connected, upstream of the parking lock valve, to a pressure region in the region of the valve device with a pressure lower than the defined actuation pressure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Markus Herrmann, Thilo Schmidt, Tobias Rolser
  • Patent number: 10290748
    Abstract: A thin-film monolithically integrated solar module with a solar cell, an integrated energy storage device, and a controller may be provided. It may comprise a thin-film solar cell, having at least one solar diode, on a transparent substrate, a thin-film energy storage device, and an electronic controller comprising at least one thin-film transistor above the thin-film energy storage device. The electronic controller may be electrically connected to the thin-film solar cell and the thin-film energy storage device by vias. The named functional units may build a monolithically integrated device on one substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Johann H. Bredel, Hans-Juergen Eickelmann, Ruediger Kellmann, Hartmut Kuehl, Markus Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190136098
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stick-type hot-melt adhesive body for use in hot-melt glue guns, the hot-melt adhesive body having at least one first section containing at least one reactive adhesive or consisting thereof and at least one second section containing at least one cleaning agent (purging agent) or consisting thereof, the first section and/or the reactive hot-melt adhesive on the one hand and the second section and/or the cleaning agent on the one hand differing optically and/or visually from one another, in particular being of different colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Jowat SE
    Inventors: Jürgen SCHRÖDEL, Markus Kronshage, Ulrich Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10281389
    Abstract: A measuring cell includes a cavity for receiving a test sample to be used in a particle detection apparatus. The measuring cell is configured as an optical waveguide for guiding a light beam. The waveguide has a core which has a refractive index nK, extends along a longitudinal axis of the waveguide, has a cross-sectional area AK of less than 80 ?m2 in a cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and which is surrounded by a cladding having a smaller refractive index than nK. The cavity forms a channel. The channel extends along the longitudinal axis, is formed inside of or in contact with the core, and has at least one open end with an opening area AH of less than 0.2 ?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Weidlich, Clemens Schmitt, Jörg Werner, Markus Schmidt, Jens Kobelke
  • Patent number: 10283653
    Abstract: A stacked-layered thin film solar cell. The solar cell has reduced absorber thickness and an improved back contact for Copper Indium Gallium Selenide solar cells. The back contact provides improved reflectance particularly for infrared wavelengths while still maintaining ohmic contact to the semiconductor absorber. This reflectance is achieved by producing a back contact having a highly reflecting metal separated from an absorbing layer with a dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Eickelmann, Michael Haag, Ruediger Kellmann, Markus Schmidt, Johannes Windeln
  • Publication number: 20190123889
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for recording document transactions in a blockchain. Document transactions can include sending or receiving a document, or various workflow steps involving a document. Other steps in a workflow that includes a document can be recorded in the blockchain. Blockchain entries related to a document can include a unique identifier of the document, such as a hash value. When a document is sent between two computing systems, the document can be encrypted using a public encryption key of the receiving computing system. Sending and receiving of documents, and recording of blockchain transactions, can be facilitated by an intermediary service. A service providing recording of blockchain transactions can abstract recording details from applications calling the service. A party having the unencrypted document, or the unique document identifier (such as legitimately retaining or receiving the identifier), can retrieve a transaction history of the document from the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventor: Markus Schmidt-Karaca
  • Patent number: 10170655
    Abstract: An energy harvesting device includes prefabricated thin film energy absorption sheets that are each tuned to absorb electromagnetic energy of a corresponding wavelength. The energy harvesting device can include a prefabricated thin film converter sheet to convert the electromagnetic energy into electrical power. The energy harvesting device can include a prefabricated thin film battery sheet to store the electrical power. Each thin film energy absorption sheet can be fabricated using a roll-to-roll process. The energy harvesting device can be fabricated using a roll-to-sheet process from rolls of the thin film energy absorption sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Eickelmann, Ruediger Kellman, Hartmut Kuehl, Markus Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10170659
    Abstract: An integrated thin-film lateral multi junction solar device and fabrication method are provided. The device includes, for instance, a substrate, and a plurality of stacks extending vertically from the substrate. Each stack may include layers, and be electrically isolated against another stack. Each stack may also include an energy storage device above the substrate, a solar cell above the energy storage device, a transparent medium above the solar cell, and a micro-optic layer of spectrally dispersive and concentrating optical devices above the transparent medium. Furthermore, the device may include a first power converter connected between the energy storage device and a power bus, and a second power converter connected between the solar cell and the power bus. Further, different solar cells of different stacks may have different absorption characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Eickelmann, Ruediger Kellmann, Hartmut Kuehl, Markus Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180322177
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for a database processing system are described. A core database comprises common procedures for processing information, at least one of the common procedures configured to provide a common functionality to an analysis application. A content import database comprises content-specific procedures, at least one of the content-specific procedures configured to provide access for at least one of the common procedures to content of the content import database that conforms to a content-specific data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Apoorv Bhargava, Madathiveetil Bipin, Markus Schmidt-Karaca, Ismail Basha, Gonda Marcusse, Anthony Arun B, Vishnu Kare, Naveed Mohammed
  • Publication number: 20180307723
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for data retrieval, from databases to clients, in an environment requiring runtime authorization. In response to a request for T data records, a learning module provides a prediction R of a suitable number of data records to retrieve from a database. Following retrieval of R records or record identifiers, authorization is sought from an authorization service, resulting in A of the records being authorized. The A authorized records are returned to the requesting client, and, if more records are needed, T is decremented and the cycle is repeated. A performance notification is provided to the learning module for training, with respect to providing values of prediction R. The performance notification can be based on a measure of authorization service performance, the number A of authorized records, latency, communication or resource costs, a measure of resource congestion, or other parameters. Variants are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Apoorv Bhargava, Madathiveetil Bipin, Markus Schmidt-Karaca, Ismail Basha, Gonda Marcusse, Vishnu Kare, Praveen Kumar, Neenu Vincent
  • Patent number: 10097562
    Abstract: A system includes reception, at a server and in a first browser session, of a request from a client for a token to access a first software service, determination of a token stored in a server memory of the server and associated with the first service and the client, determination, at the server, of whether a validity period of the token is within a predetermined period of expiration, and, if it is determined that the validity period of the token is within a predetermined period of expiration, transmission of a request for a new token to access the first software service from a token provider associated with the first service, reception of the new token from the token provider, and provision of the new token to the client in the first browser session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Apoorv Bhargava, Aswin Kumar Jayaraman, Raghavendra Rao M G, Naveed Mohammed, Markus Schmidt-Karaca
  • Publication number: 20180260429
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for flexibly managing lock modes in a data-sharing environment, including optimistic and pessimistic lock modes. A lock mode determination service receives a request from an application instance for a lock mode with which to access specified data objects. The service can determine and provide a suitable lock mode based on a context of the application, and optionally other parameters, by evaluating a checklist of criteria sorted in precedential order. Criteria can include geo-boundaries, platform, role, and others. The requesting application instance uses the determined lock mode to access the data, with optional assistance of a lock service. The lock mode determination service can support one or more applications having one or more instances each, and can also support multiple disjoint data-sharing environments. Suitable environments include cloud, datacenter, mobile, client-server, and SAAS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Apoorv Bhargava, Markus Schmidt-Karaca, Raghavendra Rao M G, Naveed Mohammed B, Aswin Kumar Jayaraman
  • Publication number: 20180187301
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a sputter chamber with a configurable surface in communication with a target material. A control system is in communication with the chamber and functions to prepare an alloy film by changing a composition of the configurable surface. As ingress gas is introduced to the chamber to interact with the changed composition, the interaction causes a reaction that produces an alloy film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Eickelmann, Thorsten Muehge, Erik Rueger, Markus Schmidt