Patents by Inventor Michael Brand

Michael Brand 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).

  • Publication number: 20210079859
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine is provided, which has a combustion unit, including a combustion chamber; a fresh gas tract; an exhaust tract, including an exhaust gas sensor integrated therein; and a fuel tank system. During an operation of the internal combustion engine, while purge gas is conducted via a purge gas line a hydrocarbon content of the purge gas is ascertained with the aid of the HC sensor, and the mass flow of the purge gas is also ascertained, and a fuel mass flow introduced into the fresh gas tract is ascertained from these values in combination and a quantity of fuel introduced into the combustion chamber and/or into the fresh gas tract with the aid of at least one fuel injector is adapted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael LINDLAU, Michael BRAND
  • Publication number: 20210025414
    Abstract: A hydraulic pressurizing medium supply assembly having a hydro machine for supplying pressurizing medium of at least one hydraulic consumer, includes a hydraulic control block for controlling the at least one consumer, a first control module, and a second control module. The control block, by way of the first control module, is able to be controlled by at least one actuating signal. A data interface is included between the control modules. The first control module, by way of the data interface, as a further actuating signal transfers to the second control module as input variable/variables a nominal outlet pressure for the hydro machine and/or a nominal delivery volume for the hydro machine. The second control module by way of the nominal outlet pressure and/or by way of the nominal delivery volume controls an adjusting mechanism of the hydro machine by way of a valve actuating signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Geiger, Florian Muehlbauer, Marcel Golde, Michael Brand, Minha An, Salih Tetik, Ximing Wang
  • Publication number: 20210025138
    Abstract: A hydraulic pressurizing medium supply assembly has an adjustable axial piston machine. An actuating cylinder is controlled by way of a pilot valve. The pilot valve is actuated by a control installation. The control installation, as input variables, has an actual pressure and/or an actual swivel angle of the adjustable axial piston machine. One or a plurality of the input variables are compared with a matching nominal value and a control value is emitted, or in each case a control value is emitted. The controlling of the input variables is part of a first closed-loop control circuit. An underlying second closed-loop control circuit has an input variable which is based on the control variable or the control variables and serves as a nominal variable. A further input variable of the second closed-loop control circuit is an actual delivery-volume adjustment rate of the axial piston machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Muehlbauer, Michael Brand, Minha An, Salih Tetik, Ximing Wang
  • Publication number: 20210025294
    Abstract: A method for producing a cam phaser for a cam shaft of an internal combustion engine, the cam phaser including a rotor, a stator and at least one cover, the method including arranging the at least one cover at the stator; and welding the at least one cover with the stator, wherein a first weld, a second weld and a third weld are formed at least on a large radius or on a small radius during the welding, and wherein the small radius is smaller than the large radius. The invention furthermore relates to a cam phaser for a cam shaft of an internal combustion engine, the cam phaser including a rotor; a stator and at least one cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Stephan Wanner
  • Publication number: 20210025374
    Abstract: A hydraulic pressurizing medium supply assembly includes a hydro machine which has an adjustable swash plate. An angle of the swash plate is able to be adjusted by way of a pilot valve. The pilot valve is able to be adjusted by a control. When the pilot valve is actuated by a neutral current, a valve slide of the pilot valve assumes a central position in which the swash plate does not perform any movement. In order for the pilot valve to be controlled it is provided that the control emits a control variable. The control variable, at the outlet side of the control, is linked and adapted to a preliminary control variable for the neutral current, in order for the neutral current to be pre-controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Muehlbauer, Michael Brand, Minha An, Salih Tetik, Ximing Wang
  • Patent number: 10776711
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for stream processing. One method includes receiving an event stream of events by a first plurality of local modelers of a stream processing system. Each local modeler processes a portion of received events of the event stream according to a first set of operations, the operations including aggregating information associated with each event to generate aggregated information. One or more local modelers provide, to a first central modeler executing on the system, the respective aggregated information generated by one or more of the local modelers. A set of parameters of a respective machine learning model is determined using the received aggregated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Lyndon John Adams, David Russell Brown, Kee Siong Ng
  • Patent number: 10738722
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive system of a motor vehicle having a combustion engine, a fuel tank, and an evaporative emission control system, includes the following steps: opening a canister-purge valve of the evaporative emission control system; using a first sensor of the motor vehicle designed as a pressure sensor to ascertain an evaporative emission control system pressure prevailing in the evaporative emission control system between a filter device of the evaporative emission control system and the canister-purge valve; using a measurement device of the motor vehicle to ascertain an ambient pressure of the motor vehicle; using a computational device of the motor vehicle to compute a flow volume of a fluid streaming through the canister-purge valve on the basis of the ascertained evaporative emission control system pressure and the ascertained ambient pressure; and using an engine control device of the drive system of the motor vehicle to operate the drive system taking into account the computed fluid flo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Jens Wodausch, Björn Fröhlich, Silke Weddig, Michael Brand
  • Publication number: 20200171698
    Abstract: A method for producing a shaped article comprising: a) providing a binder, which has been produced by a process of: (i) mixing (A) fungi or glucan and (B) starch with an alkaline agent to form an alkaline composition; and mixing the alkaline composition with an acidic agent to form the binder; or (ii) mixing (A) fungi or glucan and (B) starch with an acidic agent to form an acidic composition; and mixing the acidic composition with an alkaline agent to form the binder; (b) forming a binder composition by mixing the binder with filler material; (c) shaping the binder composition into a three-dimensional shape; and (d) curing the binder composition to form a shaped article having said three-dimensional shape, wherein steps c) and d) can be carried out simultaneously or separately, and wherein during one or both of steps c) and d) pressure is applied to the binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Materialize.X Limited
    Inventors: Haidan Farmin Rashid, Fabio Fiorelli, Adrien Stephane Hitz, Michael Brand
  • Patent number: 10601247
    Abstract: Discloses is a system for the wireless transmission of energy and/or signals between spatially-separated regions with no electrically-conductive connection, the conversion of energy and/or signals into other forms of energy and/or forms of signal, and the application and/or detection of same in at least one peripheral region of said system. The system allows a wireless transmission of energy between at least two spatially-separated regions without an electrically-conductive connection, energy being supplied to at least one of these regions, transmitted to at least one additional region in a wireless manner, converted on demand into other forms of energy, and applied in a peripheral region of said system. Signals can be transmitted at the same time as energy is being transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.
    Inventors: Holger Lausch, Michael Brand, Michael Arnold
  • Patent number: 10579937
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for stream processing. One method includes receiving an event stream of first events by a first plurality of first local modelers of a stream processing system. Each local modeler processes a portion of received events of the event stream according to a first set of operations, the operations including aggregating information associated with each event to generate first aggregated information. A second plurality of second local modelers similarly generates second aggregated information from an event stream of second events. First and second local modelers provide, to a first central modeler, first and second aggregated information. A set of parameters of a respective machine learning model is determined by the first central modeler using the received aggregated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Lyndon John Adams, David Russell Brown, Kee Siong Ng
  • Patent number: 10530901
    Abstract: A health information exchange responds to providers' health document requests by directly accessing sources of those documents, thereby providing the requesters with more up-to-date health documents than may be available from a conventional health information exchange. The health information exchange of the invention is particularly advantageous in, although not limited to, the exchange of health documents in the behavioral-health or other medical fields where chronic conditions are treated and where patient information is frequently changed and/or augmented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NETSMART TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Arnheiter, Michael Brand
  • Publication number: 20190360408
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive system of a motor vehicle having a combustion engine, a fuel tank, and an evaporative emission control system, includes the following steps: opening a canister-purge valve of the evaporative emission control system; using a first sensor of the motor vehicle designed as a pressure sensor to ascertain an evaporative emission control system pressure prevailing in the evaporative emission control system between a filter device of the evaporative emission control system and the canister-purge valve; using a measurement device of the motor vehicle to ascertain an ambient pressure of the motor vehicle; using a computational device of the motor vehicle to compute a flow volume of a fluid streaming through the canister-purge valve on the basis of the ascertained evaporative emission control system pressure and the ascertained ambient pressure; and using an engine control device of the drive system of the motor vehicle to operate the drive system taking into account the computed fluid flo
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Jens Wodausch, Björn Fröhlich, Silke Weddig, Michael Brand
  • Publication number: 20190360435
    Abstract: A method for controlling a control valve, the control valve controlling a volume flow of a fluid along a line, the method including at least the following steps: (a) performing a closing operation of the control valve; (b) measuring a pressure profile upstream of the control valve; and (c) determining a density of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Michael BRAND, Silke Weddig, Bjõrn Fröhlich, Jens Wodausch, Christian Arenz
  • Publication number: 20190044380
    Abstract: Discloses is a system for the wireless transmission of energy and/or signals between spatially-separated regions with no electrically-conductive connection, the conversion of energy and/or signals into other forms of energy and/or forms of signal, and the application and/or detection of same in at least one peripheral region of said system. The system allows a wireless transmission of energy between at least two spatially-separated regions without an electrically-conductive connection, energy being supplied to at least one of these regions, transmitted to at least one additional region in a wireless manner, converted on demand into other forms of energy, and applied in a peripheral region of said system. Signals can be transmitted at the same time as energy is being transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Holger LAUSCH, Michael BRAND, Michael ARNOLD
  • Patent number: 10055691
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for routing events of an event stream. One of the methods includes operations of receiving, by a router, events of an event stream; providing each event, by the router, to a respective local modeler selected by the router according to an initial routing strategy, the respective local modeler being selected from multiple local modelers; aggregating, by each local modeler in parallel, information associated with each event received by the local modeler to generate aggregated information; providing, to a central modeler, the aggregated information generated by the one or more local modelers; determining, by the central modeler, parameters of a machine learning model using the aggregated information received by the central modeler and generating an updated routing strategy based on the parameters of the machine learning model; and providing the updated routing strategy to the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Lyndon John Adams, David Russell Brown, Kee Siong Ng
  • Patent number: 9792337
    Abstract: A method determines the connectivity components defined by a set of relations over a set of data elements. For each first data element of a selected subset of data elements, a second data element that is linked to the first data element by a path of relations is selected as its representative, using a randomization process. A new set of relations is created by replacing each first data element of the subset by its representative in at least part of the set of relations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Florian Schoppmann, Chunsheng Fang, Jarrod James Vawdrey, Emily Kawaler
  • Patent number: 9682079
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds and pharmaceutical compositions useful in combination with tetracyclines in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens, with particular efficacy in tetracycline resistant strains. These compounds specifically bind to TetR and therefore prevent the transcriptional activation of tet resistance genes. The compounds have a potentiating effect on the activity of members of the tetracycline family, in particular of tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline and tigecycline, in the treatment of tetracycline susceptible, intermediate and tetracycline resistant pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BIOVERSYS AG
    Inventors: Peter Schneider, Rainer Riedl, Marcel Tigges, Marc Gitzinger, Michel Pieren, Assaf Levi, Mark Sephton, Birgit Schellhorn, Patrik Zueger, Michael Brand, Daniel Gygax, Peter Spies
  • Patent number: 9626968
    Abstract: A method of operating a speech processing system is provided. The method includes translating a portion of a speech record into a plurality of possible words associated with a plurality of contexts, and determining a plurality of correctness values based on a plurality of probabilities that each of the plurality of possible words is correct for each of the plurality of contexts. The method also includes determining which of the plurality of possible words is a correct translation of the portion of the speech record based on the plurality of correctness values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Michael Brand
  • Publication number: 20160371349
    Abstract: A method determines the connectivity components defined by a set of relations over a set of data elements. For each first data element of a selected subset of data elements, a second data element that is linked to the first data element by a path of relations is selected as its representative, using a randomization process. A new set of relations is created by replacing each first data element of the subset by its representative in at least part of the set of relations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Florian Schoppmann, Chunsheng Fang, Jarrod James Vawdrey, Emily Kawaler
  • Patent number: 9465854
    Abstract: A method determines the connectivity components defined by a set of relations over a set of data elements. For each first data element of a selected subset of data elements, a second data element that is linked to the first data element by a path of relations is selected as its representative, using a randomization process. A new set of relations is created by replacing each first data element of the subset by its representative in at least part of the set of relations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Florian Schoppmann, Chunsheng Fang, Jarrod James Vawdrey, Emily Kawaler