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: 20150058352
    Abstract: A method of indexing a database column is disclosed. A permutation function f is determined. A shortcut that connects two non-adjacent elements of a permutation cycle based on f is created. A traversal of the permutation cycle without the shortcut comprises starting at a first element of the permutation cycle by updating a candidate row number to an initial value, wherein the initial value comprises a value stored in the database column. Traversing through one element of the permutation cycle comprises reading a row value in the database column using the candidate row number and then updating the candidate row number with function f of the most recently read row value. The step of traversing through one element of the permutation cycle is repeated until the most recently read row value is equal to the initial value. Creating the shortcut comprises storing a relation between the two non-adjacent elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Brand
  • Publication number: 20140333626
    Abstract: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth values. Separate, first and second connected components are identified as both belonging to the humanoid form, and a representation of the humanoid form is generated including both of the first and second connected components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Amiad Gurman, Tomer Yanir, Michael Brand, Eran Guendelman
  • Patent number: 8862359
    Abstract: A hydrostatic drive system includes an anti-slip control unit having a hydraulic pump which supplies a plurality of hydraulic motors of a plurality of axles with pressure medium. Based on a detected slip, a control device switches over between a two-wheel and a multiple-wheel drive and controls the driving torque. Optimal distribution of driving torque and traction between the axles or wheels of the drive system is set in the drive system. A method for anti-slip control of a hydrostatic drive system includes reacting to a slip situation by activating a hydraulic motor for axles or wheels which until then were not driven, or driven only with low driving torque or by increasing the driving torque of wheels which until then did not slip. The capacity of the hydraulic motor of the axles or wheels is raised to enable the activation/increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Brand
  • Publication number: 20140280202
    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: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Brand
  • Patent number: 8832135
    Abstract: A method for automatically providing a plurality of additional database query terms comprising receiving a first query term from a user, receiving a plurality of characters from the user, wherein the plurality of characters is only a portion of a second query term, and selecting a set of records from a database based on the query term, wherein the database comprises records which comprise text translated from audio. The method also determines a plurality of additional query terms based on the plurality of characters, and, for at least one of the plurality of additional query terms, processes at least a portion of the set of records to determine a relevance of the additional query term. Finally, the method includes displaying at least one of the plurality of additional query terms to the user for selection based on the relevance of at least one of the plurality of additional query terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Verint Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ido Shapira, Michael Brand, Sagi Nachum, Ofer Shochet, Galia Zacay
  • Patent number: 8824737
    Abstract: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth values. Separate, first and second connected components are identified as both belonging to the humanoid form, and a representation of the humanoid form is generated including both of the first and second connected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Primesense Ltd.
    Inventors: Amiad Gurman, Tomer Yanir, Michael Brand, Eran Guendelman
  • Patent number: 8781217
    Abstract: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth values. Separate, first and second connected components are identified as both belonging to the humanoid form, and a representation of the humanoid form is generated including both of the first and second connected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Primesense Ltd.
    Inventors: Amiad Gurman, Tomer Yanir, Michael Brand, Eran Guendelman
  • Patent number: 8594425
    Abstract: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth values. Separate, first and second connected components are identified as both belonging to the humanoid form, and a representation of the humanoid form is generated including both of the first and second connected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Primesense Ltd.
    Inventors: Amiad Gurman, Tomer Yanir, Michael Brand, Eran Guendelman
  • Publication number: 20130230215
    Abstract: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth values. Separate, first and second connected components are identified as both belonging to the humanoid form, and a representation of the humanoid form is generated including both of the first and second connected components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: PRIMESENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Amiad Gurman, Tomer Yanir, Michael Brand, Eran Guendelman
  • Publication number: 20130230234
    Abstract: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth values. Separate, first and second connected components are identified as both belonging to the humanoid form, and a representation of the humanoid form is generated including both of the first and second connected components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: PRIMESENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Amiad Gurman, Tomer Yanir, Michael Brand, Eran Guendelman
  • Patent number: 8524722
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compounds and processes for their preparation, methods of treating diseases, particularly cancer, comprising administering said compounds, and methods of making pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prevention of disorders, particularly cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Schirok, Ying Li-Sommer, Michael Brands, Mario Lobell, Adrian Tersteegen, Herbert Himmel, Karl-Heinz Schlemmer, Dieter Lang, Kirstin Petersen, Matthias Renz, Dominik Mumberg, Jens Hoffmann, Gerhard Siemeister, Ulf Bömer
  • Publication number: 20130197772
    Abstract: A hydrostatic drive system includes an anti-slip control unit having a hydraulic pump which supplies a plurality of hydraulic motors of a plurality of axles with pressure medium. Based on a detected slip, a control device switches over between a two-wheel and a multiple-wheel drive and controls the driving torque. Optimal distribution of driving torque and traction between the axles or wheels of the drive system is set in the drive system. A method for anti-slip control of a hydrostatic drive system includes reacting to a slip situation by activating a hydraulic motor for axles or wheels which until then were not driven, or driven only with low driving torque or by increasing the driving torque of wheels which until then did not slip. The capacity of the hydraulic motor of the axles or wheels is raised to enable the activation/increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Rober Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Brand
  • Patent number: 8386135
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive system and to a method for monitoring a hydrostatic drive (1). The hydrostatic drive (1) has at least one hydrostatic piston engine (2) on which a control unit (6, 6?), which controls the hydrostatic piston engine (2, 2?), is arranged, wherein the control unit (6, 6?) is connected to a central control device (13), which controls the drive system (1), via a first interface (14). Control signals for controlling the drive system (1) can be transmitted using the first interface (14). The central control device (13) is additionally connected to the control unit (6) via a second interface (26, 26?), and a switch-off signal can be transmitted from the control unit (6, 6?) to the central control device (13) and/or from the central control device (13) to the control unit (6, 6?) using the second interface (26, 26?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Brand, Hubert Stratmann, Hans-Joachim Vagt, Reinhart Rueckert, Grit Geissler
  • Patent number: 8338595
    Abstract: This invention relates to pyrrozolotriazine compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and the use of those compounds and compositions for the prevention and/or treatment of hyper-proliferative disorders and diseases associated with angiogenesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Julie A. Dixon, Catherine Brennan, Karl Miranda, Brent Chandler, Barton Phillips, Jianmei Fan, Michael Brands, Andrea McClure, Benjamin D. Jones, Wenlang Fu, Donald Bierer, Steven Magnuson, Harold C. E. Kluender
  • Patent number: 8195459
    Abstract: Outputs of an automatic probabilistic event detection system, such as a fact extraction system, a speech-to-text engine or an automatic character recognition system, are matched with comparable results produced manually or by a different system. This comparison allows statistical modeling of the run-time behavior of the event detection system. This model can subsequently be used to give supplemental or replacement data for an output sequence of the system. In particular, the model can effectively calibrate the system for use with data of a particular statistical nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Verint Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Brand
  • Patent number: 8188733
    Abstract: An arrangement and method recognizes and classifies preferably hidden objects in object and/or human traffic. Objects relevant to security are recognized, located and tracked through the surroundings thereof in moving object and human traffic isolated in real time. Use is made of a combination of a field generator, the field of which is modified by at least one corresponding object within the scanned space, first sensors which repeatedly record the changes in the field and provide corresponding signals, second sensors which record defined surroundings of the object in real-time with relation to the first sensors and provide corresponding signals and analytical means which correlate and collate the signals from the sensors with each other and which give from the same the shape, spatial position and/or spatial orientation of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Holger Lausch, Wilfried Andrae, Michael Brand, Christoph Werner
  • Publication number: 20110293137
    Abstract: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth values. Separate, first and second connected components are identified as both belonging to the humanoid form, and a representation of the humanoid form is generated including both of the first and second connected components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: PRIMESENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Amiad Gurman, Tomer Yanir, Michael Brand, Eran Guendelman
  • Publication number: 20110254765
    Abstract: A method for user input includes capturing a sequence of positions of at least a part of a body, including a hand, of a user of a computerized system, independently of any object held by or attached to the hand, while the hand delineates textual characters by moving freely in a 3D space. The positions are processed to extract a trajectory of motion of the hand. Features of the trajectory are analyzed in order to identify the characters delineated by the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: PRIMESENSE LTD.
    Inventor: Michael Brand
  • Publication number: 20110098301
    Abstract: Pyrimidine derivatives of formula pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and methods of using these compounds in treatment of hyperproliferative diseases such as cancer are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Julie A. Dixon, Dhanapalan Nagarathnam, Lei Zhang, Chunguang Wang, Lin Yi, Yuanwei Chen, Jianqing Chen, Brian R. Bear, Michael Brands, Alexander Hillisch, Donald Bierer, Ming Wang, Wenlang Fu
  • Publication number: 20110021493
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compounds and processes for their preparation, methods of treating diseases, particularly cancer, comprising administering said compounds, and methods of making pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prevention of disorders, particularly cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: BAYER SCHERING PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Hartmut Schirok, Ying Li-Sommer, Michael Brands, Mario Lobell, Adrian Tersteegen, Herbert Himmel, Karl-Heinz Schlemmer, Dieter Lang, Kirsten Petersen, Matthias Renz, Dominik Mumberg, Jens Hoffman, Gerhard Siemeister, Ulf Bömer