Patents by Inventor Markus Strasser

Markus Strasser 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: 10169282
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Patent number: 9940282
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Inernational Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Publication number: 20170315955
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Patent number: 9749985
    Abstract: A beacon device is provided in proximity to a computing system within a computing center. A request to locate the computing system in the computing center is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate the computing system, the control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and the specification data to the beacon device, and provides the specification data to a portable device and stores the specification data on the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Andres, Dirk Bolte, Thomas Hess, Markus Strasser
  • Patent number: 9740658
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Publication number: 20170177531
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Patent number: 9665528
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Publication number: 20170015702
    Abstract: Herein is reported a method for the purification of an antibody directly captured from clarified cell culture supernatants using Streamline CST and/or Capto MMC, wherein especially product related (aggregates and fragments) and process related impurities (host cell protein, media components) could efficiently be removed, resulting in a preparation with a purity comparable to classical protein A affinity chromatography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Roberto Falkenstein, Thorsten Lemm, Markus Strasser, Hidenari Yamada
  • Patent number: 9494102
    Abstract: A method for operating a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine is described in which pressurized fuel is provided in a pressure storage device and a fuel pressure prevailing in pressure storage device is regulated with the aid of a pressure regulation, during a first measuring interval at least one fuel withdrawal from the pressure storage device taking place, and during a second measuring interval no fuel withdrawal from the pressure storage device of this type taking place, and during the first and the second measuring intervals a performance quantity of the pressure regulation being ascertained in each case, and the fuel quantity withdrawn during the first measuring interval being ascertained for the at least one withdrawal from a difference of the ascertained performance quantities of the pressure regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Strasser
  • Publication number: 20160302170
    Abstract: A beacon device is provided in proximity to a computing system within a computing center. A request to locate the computing system in the computing center is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate the computing system, the control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and the specification data to the beacon device, and provides the specification data to a portable device and stores the specification data on the portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael ANDRES, Dirk BOLTE, Thomas HESS, Markus STRASSER
  • Patent number: 9422329
    Abstract: Herein is reported a method for the purification of an antibody directly captured from clarified cell culture supernatants using Streamline CST and/or Capto MMC, wherein especially product related (aggregates and fragments) and process related impurities (host cell protein, media components) could efficiently be removed, resulting in a preparation with a purity comparable to classical protein A affinity chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Falkenstein, Thorsten Lemm, Markus Strasser, Hidenari Yamada
  • Patent number: 9414351
    Abstract: A beacon device is provided in proximity to a computing system within a computing center. A request to locate the computing system in the computing center is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate the computing system, the control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and the specification data to the beacon device, and provides the specification data to a portable device and stores the specification data on the portable device. In response to receiving the activation request, the beacon device sends a radio signal identifier generated from the specification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Andres, Dirk Bolte, Thomas Hess, Markus Strasser
  • Publication number: 20160147707
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Publication number: 20160147708
    Abstract: A serial bus is provided with a device (sometimes herein referred to as an I2C serializer device) including circuitry and machine logic that operates as follows: when one of the master devices is using the bus for data communication, then the other master(s) will receive a wait signal until the bus becomes available again. This wait signal allows the master devices to wait as a “hardware response,” rather than requiring the master devices to be equipped with software and/or firmware to control the operation of waiting until the serial bus is available. In some embodiments, the use of the I2C serializer device allows a bus operating under a bus serialization protocol (for example, I2C) to be simultaneously connected to multiple master devices even in the case that one, or more, master device(s) do not include any currently conventional form of multi-master support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberger, Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser
  • Patent number: 9335183
    Abstract: A method is presented for reliably operating at least one sensor connected to a central control unit. Each sensor senses a sensor value for its sensor parameter and creates an interrupt to the control unit when its sensor value is outside a sensor value range limited by an upper and a lower threshold. Upon generation of an interrupt by a sensor, a modified sensor value range is calculated so that the sensor value causing the interrupt lies within the modified sensor value range, and the modified sensor value range is applied to the respective sensor. The method further includes repeatedly verifying correct behavior of each sensor. A computer-readable medium, a computer program product, and a system for executing the above-summarized method are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Hess, Philip S. Schulz, Markus Strasser, Sven Wagner, Constantin Werner
  • Publication number: 20160050641
    Abstract: A beacon device is provided in proximity to a computing system within a computing center. A request to locate the computing system in the computing center is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate the computing system, the control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and the specification data to the beacon device, and provides the specification data to a portable device and stores the specification data on the portable device. In response to receiving the activation request, the beacon device sends a radio signal identifier generated from the specification data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael ANDRES, Dirk BOLTE, Thomas HESS, Markus STRASSER
  • Patent number: 9219789
    Abstract: A beacon device is provided in proximity to a computing system within a computing center. A request to locate the computing system in the computing center is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate the computing system, the control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and the specification data to the beacon device, and provides the specification data to a portable device and stores the specification data on the portable device. In response to receiving the activation request, the beacon device sends a radio signal identifier generated from the specification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Andres, Dirk Bolte, Thomas Hess, Markus Strasser
  • Patent number: 9206227
    Abstract: Herein is reported a method for the purification of an antibody directly captured from clarified cell culture supernatants using Streamline CST and/or Capto MMC, wherein especially product related (aggregates and fragments) and process related impurities (host cell protein, media components) could efficiently be removed, resulting in a preparation with a purity comparable to classical protein A affinity chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Falkenstein, Thorsten Lemm, Markus Strasser, Hidenari Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150215411
    Abstract: A beacon device is provided in proximity to a computing system within a computing center. A request to locate the computing system in the computing center is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate the computing system, the control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and the specification data to the beacon device, and provides the specification data to a portable device and stores the specification data on the portable device. In response to receiving the activation request, the beacon device sends a radio signal identifier generated from the specification data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael ANDRES, Dirk BOLTE, Thomas HESS, Markus STRASSER
  • Patent number: 9013304
    Abstract: A beacon device is provided in proximity to said entity. A request to locate said entity is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate said entity, said control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and said specification data to said beacon device, and provides said specification data to a portable device and storing said specification data on the portable device. In response to receiving said activation request, said beacon device sends a radio signal identifier generated from said specification data. Signals are received on said portable device and compared with the specification data stored on the portable device. Based on the results of the comparison by said portable device, information is provided about at least one of a direction and distance to said entity. The location of said entity is detected using said direction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Andres, Dirk Bolte, Thomas Hess, Markus Strasser