Patents by Inventor Michael Hirsch

Michael Hirsch 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: 11413907
    Abstract: A tire including a tread wear indicator is provided. The tire includes a pair of sidewalls, in which each sidewall extends from a respective bead area to a tread. The tread includes a plurality of main circumferential grooves, in which the main circumferential grooves are disposed in and proximate an axial center area of the tread. At least one shallow groove is formed in the tread, and each shallow groove includes a depth relative to the surface of the tread that is less than a depth of each of the main circumferential grooves. A primary tread wear indicator is disposed in at least one of the main circumferential grooves, and a secondary tread wear indicator is disposed in the shallow groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Hirsch, Philipp Weber, Florian Roth, Suphaphan Atsawasuwan
  • Patent number: 11330377
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for fitting a sound personalization algorithm using a two-dimensional (2D) graphical fitting interface. A calculated set of initial digital signal processing (DSP) parameters are determined for a given sound personalization algorithm, based on a user hearing profile. The initial DSP parameters are outputted to a 2D graphical fitting interface of an audio personalization application, wherein a first axis represents a level of coloration and a second axis represents a level of compression. A user input specifies a first 2D coordinate selected from a coordinate space presented by the 2D graphical fitting interface. A first set of refined DSP parameters is generated to apply a coloration and/or compression adjustment corresponding to the first 2D coordinate. The given sound personalization algorithm is parameterized with the first set of refined DSP parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Pelzer, Nicholas R. Clark, Michael Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20220118801
    Abstract: A tire including a tread wear indicator is provided. The tire includes a pair of sidewalls, in which each sidewall extends from a respective bead area to a tread. The tread includes a plurality of main circumferential grooves, in which the main circumferential grooves are disposed in and proximate an axial center area of the tread. At least one shallow groove is formed in the tread, and each shallow groove includes a depth relative to the surface of the tread that is less than a depth of each of the main circumferential grooves. A primary tread wear indicator is disposed in at least one of the main circumferential grooves, and a secondary tread wear indicator is disposed in the shallow groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Hirsch, Philipp Weber, Florian Roth, Suphaphan Atsawasuwan
  • Patent number: 11255418
    Abstract: A powertrain for a motor vehicle, with a differential planetary gear system, which has at least one ring gear with ring gear toothing, at least one sun gear with sun gear toothing, planetary gears which engage with the ring gear toothing on one side and with the sun gear toothing on the other side, and a planetary gear carrier, on which the planetary gears are rotatably mounted. The ring gear toothing and the sun gear toothing have the same number of respective gear wheel teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: AUDI AG, Profiroll Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Buratowski, Markus Heilmann, Michael Hirsch, Christian Weihmann, Peter Strehmel
  • Publication number: 20210409877
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing an audio signal are provided for server-mediated sound personalization on a plurality of consumer devices. A user hearing test is conducted on one of a plurality of audio output devices. Next, the hearing data of the user's hearing test is outputted to a server and stored on the server's database along with a unique user identifier. Next, a set of DSP parameters for a sound personalization algorithm are calculated from the user's hearing data. The DSP parameter set is then outputted to one of a plurality of audio output devices when the user logs in with their unique identifier on an application on the audio output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Clark, Michael Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20210326099
    Abstract: A method for processing an audio signal includes generating a user hearing profile and calculating, based on the user hearing profile, at least one set of audio content-specific DSP (digital signal processing) parameters for one or more sound personalization algorithms. One or more of the calculated sets of content-specific DSP parameters are associated with a content-identifier for their respective specific content. In response to an audio stream on an audio output device, the audio stream is analyzed to determine at least one content type. Based on the determined content type, corresponding content-specific DSP parameters are outputted to the audio output device, based at least in part on their content identifier. An audio signal is processed on the audio output device by using a given sound personalization algorithm parameterized by the corresponding content-specific DSP parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hirsch, Ryan Klimczak
  • Patent number: 11122374
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing an audio signal are provided for server-mediated sound personalization on a plurality of consumer devices. A user hearing test is conducted on one of a plurality of audio output devices. Next, the hearing data of the user's hearing test is outputted to a server and stored on the server's database along with a unique user identifier. Next, a set of DSP parameters for a sound personalization algorithm are calculated from the user's hearing data. The DSP parameter set is then outputted to one of a plurality of audio output devices when the user logs in with their unique identifier on an application on the audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Clark, Michael Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20210274297
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for fitting a sound personalization algorithm using a two-dimensional (2D) graphical fitting interface. A calculated set of initial digital signal processing (DSP) parameters are determined for a given sound personalization algorithm, based on a user hearing profile. The initial DSP parameters are outputted to a 2D graphical fitting interface of an audio personalization application, wherein a first axis represents a level of coloration and a second axis represents a level of compression. A user input specifies a first 2D coordinate selected from a coordinate space presented by the 2D graphical fitting interface. A first set of refined DSP parameters is generated to apply a coloration and/or compression adjustment corresponding to the first 2D coordinate. The given sound personalization algorithm is parameterized with the first set of refined DSP parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Pelzer, Nicholas R. Clark, Michael Hirsch
  • Patent number: 11079953
    Abstract: Deduplicated data is packed into finite-sized containers. A similarity score is calculated between files that are similarly of the deduplicated data. The similarity score is used for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one a finite-sized container. The similarity score is used for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one of the finite-sized containers. An indication is received by a user of which of the similarly compared files are to be grouped into the subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one of the finite-sized containers. Transitive closures are used for assisting with using the similarity score for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into the subsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Hirsch, Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 11048594
    Abstract: For adding cooperative file coloring protocols in a data deduplication system using a processor device in a computing environment, a preferred character is represented for file coloring in a file using a code selected from a multiplicity of codes that represent a variety of contexts. The original meaning of the preferred character is retained when representing the preferred character for the file coloring by the code selected from the multiplicity of codes. The file is deduplicated by the data deduplication system according to the file coloring that represents a source file of a backup application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christophe Fagiano, Itzhack Goldberg, Michael Hirsch, Frank Krick, Neil Sondhi
  • Publication number: 20210051422
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing an audio signal are provided for server-mediated sound personalization on a plurality of consumer devices. A user hearing test is conducted on one of a plurality of audio output devices. Next, the hearing data of the user's hearing test is outputted to a server and stored on the server's database along with a unique user identifier. Next, a set of DSP parameters for a sound personalization algorithm are calculated from the user's hearing data. The DSP parameter set is then outputted to one of a plurality of audio output devices when the user logs in with their unique identifier on an application on the audio output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Clark, Michael Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10884670
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer program products for processing data a computing environment are provided. The computer environment for data deduplication storage receives a plurality of write operations for deduplication storage of the data. The data is buffered in a plurality of buffers with overflow temporarily stored to a memory hierarchy when the data received for deduplication storage is sequential or non sequential. The data is accumulated and updated in the plurality of buffers per a data structure, the data structure serving as a fragment map between the plurality of buffers and a plurality of user file locations. The data is restructured in the plurality of buffers to form a complete sequence of a required sequence size. The data is provided as at least one stream to a stream-based deduplication algorithm for processing and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shay H. Akirav, Ron Edelstein, Michael Hirsch, Ariel J. Ish-Shalom, Liran Loya, Itai Tzur
  • Publication number: 20200372143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a security system of a charging station for charging electric vehicles, the security system comprising the following elements: a charging plug, the charging plug comprising a sensor unit for recording biometric data of a user that are used for authenticating the user on the security system, and a control unit for evaluating biometric data of the user. For this purpose, according to the invention, the control unit extracts a plurality of features from the biometric data of the user, and the control unit evaluates the features of the biometric data in a plurality of stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Hirsch, Holger Rendel, Erik Schondorff, Matthias Meitzner
  • Publication number: 20200192760
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for storing a received data block as one or more deduplicated data blocks. The apparatus includes a repository storing one or more containers, each container storing one or more data segments and segment metadata for each data segment. The apparatus further includes a database storing a plurality of deduplicated data blocks, each deduplicated data block containing a plurality of references to the data segments of the received data block and to the containers storing said data segments. The apparatus is configured to maintain, in the repository, a plurality of block backup files, each block backup file storing a copy of one or more deduplicated data blocks. The apparatus is configured to associate a deduplicated data block in the database with the block backup file in which a copy of the deduplicated data block is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yair TOAFF, Wei LI, Michael HIRSCH, Yehonatan DAVID
  • Publication number: 20200191248
    Abstract: A powertrain for a motor vehicle, with a differential planetary gear system, which has at least one ring gear with ring gear toothing, at least one sun gear with sun gear toothing, planetary gears which engage with the ring gear toothing on one side and with the sun gear toothing on the other side, and a planetary gear carrier, on which the planetary gears are rotatably mounted. The ring gear toothing and the sun gear toothing have the same number of respective gear wheel teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicants: AUDI AG, Profiroll Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp BURATOWSKI, Markus HEILMANN, Michael HIRSCH, Christian WEIHMANN, Peter STREHMEL
  • Publication number: 20200192871
    Abstract: An apparatus stores received data blocks as deduplicated data blocks. The apparatus is configured to: maintain a plurality of containers, where a reference to a container is unique within the apparatus and each container includes one or more data segments and segment metadata for each data segment, the segment metadata including a segment identifier and a segment reference, where the segment identifier is unique within the container and the segment reference is unique within the apparatus; and maintain a plurality of deduplicated data blocks storing received data blocks, where each deduplicated data block includes a plurality of identified container references, where a container reference identifier is unique within the deduplicated data block, and an ordered list of one or more segment indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael HIRSCH, Yehonatan DAVID, Yair TOAFF
  • Patent number: 10687155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing an audio signal are provided for server-mediated sound personalization on a plurality of consumer devices. A user hearing test is conducted on one of a plurality of audio output devices. Next, the hearing data of the user's hearing test is outputted to a server and stored on the server's database along with a unique user identifier. Next, a set of DSP parameters for a sound personalization algorithm are calculated from the user's hearing data. The DSP parameter set is then outputted to one of a plurality of audio output devices when the user logs in with their unique identifier on an application on the audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Clark, Michael Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20200183544
    Abstract: An adapter provides a link between a digital media player having a memory on which is stored digital media files, a display device, and a remote control. The adapter receives from the digital media player data which is used to generate a representation of a user interface which is provided to the display device for display. The adapter also receives from the remote control data for use in generating commands for controlling operations of the digital media player whereby a change in state of the digital media player resulting from a performance of an operation caused by the remote control will be reflected in the user interface on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Kalayjian, David Isbister, Michael Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10656774
    Abstract: An adapter provides a link between a digital media player having a memory on which is stored digital media files, a display device, and a remote control. The adapter receives from the digital media player data which is used to generate a representation of a user interface which is provided to the display device for display. The adapter also receives from the remote control data for use in generating commands for controlling operations of the digital media player whereby a change in state of the digital media player resulting from a performance of an operation caused by the remote control will be reflected in the user interface on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kalayjian, David Isbister, Michael Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10649854
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment includes, for each repository data chunk in repository data that comprises a plurality of the repository data chunks, generating a corresponding set of repository distinguishing characteristics (RDCs). Each set of RDCs is generated by: applying a hash function to the respective input data chunk or repository data chunk to generate a plurality of hashes, each hash comprising a hash value and a hash position within the data chunk, applying a first function to the plurality of generated hashes to identify a first subset of hashes distributed across the data chunk, applying a second function to the hash positions of the hashes of the first subset to identify a second subset of the plurality of generated hashes, and defining the second subset of hashes as the set of RDCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lior Aronovich, Ron Asher, Eitan Bachmat, Haim Bitner, Michael Hirsch, Shmuel T. Klein