Patents by Inventor Martin Hess

Martin Hess 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: 10926974
    Abstract: An elevator system drive unit moves an elevator car in an elevator shaft to at least two shaft access doors under control of a control unit. The car does not move or moves only to a limited extent if an individual is in the shaft. A monitoring unit and sensor (switching contact) detect changes in state in at least one of the doors using a sequence of pulses monitoring signal. The monitoring unit has a battery and can be switched to an autonomous mode when the elevator system is entirely or partially disabled. The monitoring unit, in the autonomous mode, records state data from the sensor and is connected to a safeguard unit that reads and evaluates the recorded state data, and prevents the elevator system from being put into the normal mode of operation if a change in the state of one of the monitored doors has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Adrian Knecht, Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Kurt Heinz, Martin Hess, Thomas Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10742699
    Abstract: Techniques for low latency streaming, for example in a broadcasting environment, are described herein. In some examples, a playlist may include both currently encoded segments, which are segments that are fully encoded at or before playlist generation, and also future encoded segments, which are segments that have not yet been fully encoded at playlist generation. In some cases, the inclusion of future encoded segments in a playlist may result in a player requesting a segment that has not yet been fully encoded at the time that the request is received by the server. In some examples, even though the segment is not yet fully encoded, the server may nevertheless save and process the request, for example by transmitting encoded portions of the requested segment as those portions are made available by the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yueshi Shen, Martin Hess, Shawn Hsu, Eran Ambar, Abhinav Kapoor, Jorge Arturo Villatoro, Spencer Nelson, Jeffrey Garneau, Cyrus Hall, Jyotindra Vasudeo, Andrew Francis, Yuechuan Li, Chih-Chiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10735783
    Abstract: Techniques for low latency streaming, for example in a broadcasting environment, are described herein. In some examples, one or more individual renditions may be encoded into multiple rendition versions associated with different respective latencies. Also, in some examples, one or more individual renditions may be encoded into multiple rendition versions having different respective amounts of forward error correction (FEC), for example by an edge node of a video streaming service. Also, in some examples, video may be broadcast using a protocol that does not require retransmission of lost packets, such as Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC), which is commonly used for point-to-point transmissions. Also, in some examples, one or more servers may receive quality of service feedback information from each player to which video content is transmitted. The one or more servers may use this feedback information to select and switch between appropriate renditions and rendition versions for each player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yueshi Shen, Martin Hess, Shawn Hsu, Eran Ambar, Abhinav Kapoor, Jorge Arturo Villatoro, Spencer Nelson, Jeffrey Garneau, Cyrus Hall, Jyotindra Vasudeo, Andrew Francis, Yuechuan Li, Chih-Chiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10703604
    Abstract: An elevator system includes a control unit, a bus, a plurality of bus-nodes connected via the bus with the control unit, and a plurality of safety-state detection devices connected with the control unit via the bus-nodes. A method of commissioning the elevator system includes the steps: A) verification by the control unit of the safety-state detection means that are connected to the bus; B) checking of the functional capability of the safety-state detection means that are connected; C) checking by the control unit of the safety functions of the elevator system based on a change in state of a safety-state detection means; and D) release of the elevator system for a normal operation only after positive execution by the control unit of the steps A) to C), wherein the release is accompanied by a change in state of the control unit from an unsecured state into a secured state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 10708607
    Abstract: A video packaging and origination service can include one or more encoder components that receive content for encoding and transmitting to requesting entities. Responsive to a request for content, an encoder can determine an initial set of parameters based on network measurements, including buffer size, bitrate and output resolution. Once the updated encoder component is instantiated and configured, the encoder can monitor performance and dynamically modify keyframe interval and framerate parameters to allow for streaming in lower bandwidth networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Marcin, Martin Hess, Alex Converse, Matthew Louis Szatmary
  • Patent number: 10662027
    Abstract: A method for operating a safety system having a control unit, a bus, a plurality of bus nodes connected to the control unit via the bus, and a plurality of participants connected to the control unit via the bus nodes, wherein at least one participant is designated as a temporary participant. The method includes the step of logging the temporary participant out of the safety system by giving notice of a disconnection of the temporary participant from the safety system by a manipulation and disconnecting the temporary participant from the safety system. The safety system can be used with an elevator system for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 10630746
    Abstract: Techniques for low latency streaming, for example in a broadcasting environment, are described herein. In some examples, a playlist may include both currently encoded segments, which are segments that are fully encoded at or before playlist generation, and also future encoded segments, which are segments that have not yet been fully encoded at playlist generation. In some cases, the inclusion of future encoded segments in a playlist may result in a player requesting a segment that has not yet been fully encoded at the time that the request is received by the server. In some examples, even though the segment is not yet fully encoded, the server may nevertheless save and process the request, for example by transmitting encoded portions of the requested segment as those portions are made available by the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yueshi Shen, Martin Hess, Shawn Hsu, Eran Ambar, Abhinav Kapoor, Jorge Arturo Villatoro, Spencer Nelson, Jeffrey Garneau, Cyrus Hall, Jyotindra Vasudeo, Andrew Francis, Yuechuan Li, Chih-Chiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10549948
    Abstract: A method for operating a safety system having a control unit, a bus, a plurality of bus nodes connected to the control unit via the bus and a plurality of participants connected to the control unit via the bus nodes, wherein at least one participant is designed as a temporary participant. The method involves the steps that the temporary participant is notified in the safety system by the temporary participant being connected at a bus node to the safety system via the bus, the temporary participants is recognized by the control unit, the temporary participant is integrated into the safety system by the control unit and the temporary participant is activated at least once. A further aspect of the invention relates to a safety system for an elevator system for carrying out the method and to an elevator system having the safety system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 10435372
    Abstract: Compounds (A) can be used for increasing the yield of useful plants or crop plants with respect to their harvested plant organs, wherein the Compound (A) is selected from compounds of the formula (I) or salts thereof, in which (R1)n is n radicals R1 where the R1 are identical or different and are each halogen or (C1-C4)-haloalkyl, n is an integer from 1 to 3, R2 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, tri-(C1-C4)-alkyl-silyl or tri-(C1-C4)-alkyl-silylmethyl, R3 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl or (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, and R4 is hydrogen or (C1-C12)-alkyl, preferably mefepyr-diethyl (Compound (A1)]
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Stefan Lehr, Georg Bonfig-Picard, Martin Hess, Frank Ziemer, Mathias Schmidt, Martin Jeffrey Hills, Udo Bickers, Juan Pedro Ruiz-Santaella Moreno
  • Publication number: 20190233369
    Abstract: Compounds (A) can be used for increasing the yield of useful plants or crop plants with respect to their harvested plant organs, wherein the Compound (A) is selected from compounds of the formula (I) or salts thereof, wherein the symbols are defined as in claim 1, preferably cyprosulfamide [Compound (A1)].
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Erwin HACKER, Georg BONFIG-PICARD, Stefan LEHR, Udo BICKERS, Martin HESS, Klaus TRABOLD, Mathias SCHMIDT, Frank ZIEMER, Juan Pedro RUIZ-SANTAELLA MORENO
  • Patent number: 10327040
    Abstract: Techniques for low latency streaming, for example in a broadcasting environment, are described herein. In some examples, one or more individual renditions may be encoded into multiple rendition versions associated with different respective latencies. Also, in some examples, one or more individual renditions may be encoded into multiple rendition versions having different respective amounts of forward error correction (FEC), for example by an edge node of a video streaming service. Also, in some examples, video may be broadcast using a protocol that does not require retransmission of lost packets, such as Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC), which is commonly used for point-to-point transmissions. Also, in some examples, one or more servers may receive quality of service feedback information from each player to which video content is transmitted. The one or more servers may use this feedback information to select and switch between appropriate renditions and rendition versions for each player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yueshi Shen, Martin Hess, Shawn Hsu, Eran Ambar, Abhinav Kapoor, Jorge Arturo Villatoro, Spencer Nelson, Jeffrey Garneau, Cyrus Hall, Jyotindra Vasudeo, Andrew Francis, Yuechuan Li, Chih-Chiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10301257
    Abstract: Compounds (A) can be used for increasing the yield of useful plants or crop plants with respect to their harvested plant organs, wherein the Compound (A) is selected from compounds of the formula (I) or salts thereof, wherein the symbols are defined as in claim 1, preferably cyprosulfamide [Compound (A1)].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Georg Bonfig-Picard, Stefan Lehr, Udo Bickers, Martin Hess, Klaus Trabold, Mathias Schmidt, Frank Ziemer, Juan Pedro Ruiz-Santaella Moreno
  • Patent number: 10289111
    Abstract: Robots or other machines may be used for retrieving errant objects from the floor of an automated warehouse. A system can include one or more reporting methods to alert a central control to the existence and location of an object on the warehouse floor. The central control can establish a safety zone around the object to avoid contact with normal warehouse traffic (e.g., standard warehouse robots). The system can route a cleanup robot to the location to retrieve the object. The system can include a cleanup pod comprising a convertible shelving unit with a robotic arm. The cleanup pod can have a similar form factor as shelving units used for storing inventory in the warehouse, thereby enabling standard warehouse robots to lift and transport the cleanup pod to retrieve an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Romano, Peter R. Wurman, Dennis Polic, Peter K. Mansfield, Peter Martin Hess
  • Publication number: 20190119067
    Abstract: An elevator system has a central control unit for generating control signals and/or processing sensor signals and controlling functions of the system, a plurality of field devices distributed inside a structure accommodating the system, preferably along an elevator shaft, and a field bus system for interchanging the signals between the control unit and the field devices. Each field device outputs sensor signals generated by a sensor and/or receives control signals to be implemented by an actuator. Data packets including the signals are interchanged in a serial manner between the control unit and all field devices in a summation frame method using a closed ring topology. Each field device has a driver to insert the sensor signals into the data packet or to remove the control signals from the data packet. Data and signal transmission is thereby carried out quickly and safely in a safety circuit of the elevator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, David Michel, Frank Olivier Roussel, Ivo Lustenberger, Kurt Heinz, Thomas Hartmann, Martin Hess
  • Publication number: 20190077765
    Abstract: Compounds (A) can be used for increasing the yield of useful plants or crop plants with respect to their harvested plant organs, wherein the Compound (A) is selected from compounds of the formula (I) or salts thereof, in which (R1)n is n radicals R1 where the R1 are identical or different and are each halogen or (C1-C4)-haloalkyl, n is an integer from 1 to 3, R2 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, tri-(C1-C4)-alkyl-silyl or tri-(C1-C4)-alkyl-silylmethyl, R3 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl or (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, and R4 is hydrogen or (C1-C12)-alkyl, preferably mefepyr-diethyl (Compound (A1)]
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Stefan Lehr, Georg Bonfig-Picard, Martin Hess, Frank Ziemer, Mathias Schmidt, Martin Jeffrey Hills, Udo Bickers, Juan Pedro Ruiz-Santaella Moreno
  • Patent number: 10214384
    Abstract: A method for operating a safety system including a control unit, a bus, a plurality of bus nodes connected to the control unit via the bus, and a plurality of participants connected to the control unit via the bus nodes, wherein at least one participant is designed as a temporary participant. The method includes the step of enabling the safety system for operation by the control unit when either a first temporary participant or a second temporary participant is connected to the bus. An elevator system can be provided with a safety system for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 10214383
    Abstract: A method for commissioning an elevator system, the system having a control unit, a bus, and a plurality of bus nodes, which nodes are connected with the control unit through the bus, wherein the method includes the following steps: for each bus node, node-specific data are registered by the control unit; for each bus node, the registered node-specific data are compared with a participant list; and for each deviation between the participant list and the registered node-specific data, a message is issued for an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, Martin Hess, Reto Tschuppert, Ivo Lustenberger
  • Publication number: 20180215579
    Abstract: An elevator system drive unit moves an elevator car in an elevator shaft to at least two shaft access doors under control of a control unit. The car does not move or moves only to a limited extent if an individual is in the shaft. A monitoring unit and sensor (switching contact) detect changes in state in at least one of the doors using a sequence of pulses monitoring signal. The monitoring unit has a battery and can be switched to an autonomous mode when the elevator system is entirely or partially disabled. The monitoring unit, in the autonomous mode, records state data from the sensor and is connected to a safeguard unit that reads and evaluates the recorded state data, and prevents the elevator system from being put into the normal mode of operation if a change in the state of one of the monitored doors has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Adrian Knecht, Astrid Sonnenmoser, Ivo Lustenberger, Kurt Heinz, Martin Hess, Thomas Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9902592
    Abstract: A test method is applied to an elevator system having a control unit and at least one bus node. The bus node has a first microprocessor and a second microprocessor and the control unit and the bus node communicate by a bus. Furthermore, the first microprocessor and the second microprocessor are connected without interruption by a signal line. The test method includes the steps: a specification signal is transmitted by the control unit to the first microprocessor, the first microprocessor transmits the signal to the second microprocessor, and the second microprocessor provides the signal for the control unit. Finally, the control unit verifies whether the provided signal corresponds to a signal expected by the control unit. The elevator system includes a monitoring device for carrying out the test method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Astrid Sonnenmoser, David Michel, Martin Hess
  • Patent number: RE47666
    Abstract: Herbicide combinations comprising an effective amount of components (A) and (B), where component (A) is/are one or more herbicides of the formula (I) or salts thereof, in which R1 is H or a group of the formula CZ1Z2Z3, where Z1, Z2 and Z3 are as defined in claim 1, R2 and R3 are each H, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, haloalkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkynyl having in each case up to 4 carbon atoms or acyl, R4 is H, (C1-C6)-alkyl or (C1-C6)-alkoxy; R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each H, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C3)-haloalkyl, halogen, (C1-C3)-alkoxy, (C1-C3)-haloalkoxy or cyano; A is CH2 or O or a direct bond, and the component (B) is one or more herbicides from the group of compounds consisting of (B1) thiencarbazone, tembotrione, SYN-523, pyroxsulam, penoxsulam, SYN-449, (B2) pyrasulfotole, trifloxysulfuron, saflufenacil, aminopyralid, ethofumesate, aminocyclopyrachlor and (B3) pyroxasulfone (KIH-485) are suitable for controlling harmful plants or for regulating the growth of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Martin Hess, Martin Jeffrey Hills, Georg Bonfig-Picard, Thomas Auler