Patents by Inventor Michael Schreiber

Michael Schreiber 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: 20210366238
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a processor configured to control a display device to display a matrix of game positions, initiate a plurality of games, and control the display device to display each game of the plurality of games in an associated game position of the matrix of game positions. The processor is also configured to determine an outcome of each game, where each outcome is a qualifying outcome or a non-qualifying outcome, as well as to evaluate the matrix of game positions to determine whether a qualifying pattern is formed in the matrix by at least two qualifying outcomes. In response to the qualifying pattern being formed, the processor is also configured to provide an award to a player of the electronic gaming machine. Each outcome may be individually evaluated to provide one or more additional awards to the player as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20210354689
    Abstract: A method can be used for adaptive parking of a vehicle. A parking area is determined around a programmed destination of the vehicle. The parking area has more than one available parking spot for the vehicle. Parking data is acquired via a wireless communication network. The parking data for each parked vehicle includes a parking position and an individual sensing coverage of an environment sensor system of the respective parked vehicle scanning the traffic environment within the parking area. Available parking spots are ranked based on a calculated overall sensing coverage and a recommended parking spot is determined among the available parking spots based on overall sensing coverage of the traffic environment in the parking area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Lukas Gass, Ingmar Langer
  • Patent number: 11170600
    Abstract: A system for vending consumer goods in a vehicle includes a container for storing consumable units of at least one sort of consumer goods, a sensor system including at least one first sensor configured to detect removal of a consumable unit from the container by a consumer, and a computer system connected to the sensor system via a data network. The computer system includes a user database storing a user account assigned to the consumer and a service database storing a price for each consumable unit. Each user account comprises a service payment account listing services and a corresponding amount of money due for each service. The computer system is configured to retrieve from the service database a price for the removed consumable unit and to charge the service payment account of the consumer with an amount of money corresponding to the price of the removed consumable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ingmar Langer, Lukas Gass, Frank Wolf, Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20210341571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radar target emulator, a test bench having such a radar target emulator, and a method for digitally processing at least one analog radar signal. The radar target emulator comprises a first conversion apparatus configured to convert the at least one analog radar signal into at least one corresponding digital radar data packet. A data processing apparatus of the radar target emulator comprises a time delay device and a modification device, wherein the time delay device is configured to provide a plurality of delayed radar data packets on the basis of the at least one digital radar data packet. The modification device is configured to provide a plurality of modified radar data packets on the basis of the plurality of delayed radar data packets, and a second conversion apparatus is configured to provide analog processed radar signals by converting the digital radar data packets processed by the data processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas GRUBER, Michael Ernst GADRINGER, Helmut SCHREIBER, Michael VORDERDERFLER
  • Publication number: 20210342246
    Abstract: Downtime resulting from converting a software program from a source system to a target system, is forecast, explored, and optimized. A benchmark for a practice conversion test run (including a downtime component) is received as a first input and displayed for exploration. A second input is received comprising a statistic stored in a conversion database and reflecting a prior actual software conversion process run. The benchmark and the statistic are processed with reference to an expert rule set, to generate an optimized result comprising an updated benchmark having a changed downtime component. The updated benchmark including the changed downtime component, is displayed. Processing may occur in conjunction with further input comprising an acceptance of a generated recommendation, and/or changing a data volume of the practice conversion test run. Embodiments may feed back to the conversion database, statistics resulting from a formal software conversion run conducted according to the optimized result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Schreiber, Peter Datsichin, Michael Wirtz, Anton Golubev, Mathias Klein
  • Patent number: 11151313
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to processing operations that generate and present personalized content suggestions to assist a user with document creation. Machine learning modeling may be trained and implemented to evolve pre-canned suggestions for document creation into highly personalized content suggestions, thereby improving the document creation process and user interface experience for users of applications/services that are utilized to create digital documents. As an example, signal data may be detected and analyzed, identifying a specific user's intent to create a digital document. Machine learning modeling may be implemented to evaluate different aspects of collected signal data and identify content from previously created documents, associated with a user account, that may be most relevant to the real-time document creation experience of the user. Personalized contextual suggestions may be presented to a user through a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marian Kimberley Chua, Michael Schreiber, Christopher Andrews Jung
  • Publication number: 20210287477
    Abstract: A system for vending consumer goods in a vehicle includes a container for storing consumable units of at least one sort of consumer goods, a sensor system including at least one first sensor configured to detect removal of a consumable unit from the container by a consumer, and a computer system connected to the sensor system via a data network. The computer system includes a user database storing a user account assigned to the consumer and a service database storing a price for each consumable unit. Each user account comprises a service payment account listing services and a corresponding amount of money due for each service. The computer system is configured to retrieve from the service database a price for the removed consumable unit and to charge the service payment account of the consumer with an amount of money corresponding to the price of the removed consumable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ingmar LANGER, Lukas GASS, Frank WOLF, Michael SCHREIBER
  • Patent number: 11106213
    Abstract: A method for assisting bay parking maneuvers of a vehicle includes locating, by a sensor system of the vehicle, an unoccupied parking space in a bay parking area. The method includes acquiring, by the sensor system, parking data on the unoccupied parking space, the parking data including information on positions of vehicles parking laterally adjacent to the unoccupied parking space in the bay parking area. The method includes deciding, by a decision unit of the vehicle, based on the parking data, if the vehicle fits into the unoccupied parking space side-to-side with at least one of the other vehicles, wherein a predefined lateral clearance is taken into account on both lateral sides of the vehicle. The method includes providing, by a steering assistant unit of the vehicle, steering instructions for steering the vehicle into the unoccupied parking space adjacent to the respective parking vehicle in observance with the predefined lateral clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Ingmar Langer, Peter Keller
  • Patent number: 11094169
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a processor configured to control a display device to display a matrix of game positions, initiate a plurality of games, and control the display device to display each game of the plurality of games in an associated game position of the matrix of game positions. The processor is also configured to determine an outcome of each game, where each outcome is a qualifying outcome or a non-qualifying outcome, as well as to evaluate the matrix of game positions to determine whether a qualifying pattern is formed in the matrix by at least two qualifying outcomes. In response to the qualifying pattern being formed, the processor is also configured to provide an award to a player of the electronic gaming machine. Each outcome may be individually evaluated to provide one or more additional awards to the player as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20210090401
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a processor configured to control a display device to display a matrix of game positions, initiate a plurality of games, and control the display device to display each game of the plurality of games in an associated game position of the matrix of game positions. The processor is also configured to determine an outcome of each game, where each outcome is a qualifying outcome or a non-qualifying outcome, as well as to evaluate the matrix of game positions to determine whether a qualifying pattern is formed in the matrix by at least two qualifying outcomes. In response to the qualifying pattern being formed, the processor is also configured to provide an award to a player of the electronic gaming machine. Each outcome may be individually evaluated to provide one or more additional awards to the player as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20210078478
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing an opening for delivering a shipment into a loading space of a vehicle, as well as a corresponding vehicle and a method for delivering a shipment into a vehicle, include a controller arranged and configured to calculate a first length of the opening based on received and/or determined dimensions of the shipment and further based on an area of the opening configured to receive the shipment through the opening in the loading space of the vehicle. An actuator is arranged and configured to move a first element of the vehicle relative to a second element of the vehicle by the calculated first length of the opening in order to provide the exactly necessary opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Ingmar Langer
  • Patent number: 10950974
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging cable system is provided. The system includes a charging cable assembly having an electric cable and a connector device coupled thereto. The connector device includes a connector housing and a first electric contact arrangement therein. A cable storage device stores the electric cable, and a retainer device includes a retainer housing having a first receiving opening for receiving the connector device and a socket portion arranged adjacent to the first receiving opening for receiving a DC-charging plug of a charging plug. The first receiving opening defines a cross-section corresponding to an outer contact surface of the connector housing. The connector device is positionable in a stowage position in which the connector housing is received within the first receiving opening, and in a detached position to clear the first receiving opening. The socket portion defines a second receiving opening which accommodates a second electric contact arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Stefan Hoffmann, Frank Wolf, Manfredo Agresti, Johannes Heichel, Humayun Yousofzy, Uwe Meinz, Balaji Sevanan Kari, Marco Favilli, Ingmar Langer, Eduardo Rates Garcia, Dennis Fleischmann
  • Publication number: 20210031656
    Abstract: A method can be used for automatic lateral repositioning of a child safety seat on a back seat of a motor vehicle. The child safety seat is configured to move laterally across the back seat between lateral sides of the motor vehicle. The method includes determining the lateral position of the child safety seat on the back seat of the motor vehicle, determining a current or intended parking situation of the motor vehicle, deciding which lateral side of the motor vehicle is a preferred access side for the determined parking situation, and laterally repositioning the child safety seat to a preferred position at the preferred access side of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Regina Kaiser, Margaux Krause, Bilal Javaid, Ingmar Langer, Michael Schreiber, Amanda Christiana, Dominik Matheis
  • Publication number: 20210006010
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging cable system is provided. The system includes a charging cable assembly having an electric cable and a connector device coupled thereto. The connector device includes a connector housing and a first electric contact arrangement therein. A cable storage device stores the electric cable, and a retainer device includes a retainer housing having a first receiving opening for receiving the connector device and a socket portion arranged adjacent to the first receiving opening for receiving a DC-charging plug of a charging plug. The first receiving opening defines a cross-section corresponding to an outer contact surface of the connector housing. The connector device is positionable in a stowage position in which the connector housing is received within the first receiving opening, and in a detached position to clear the first receiving opening. The socket portion defines a second receiving opening which accommodates a second electric contact arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Stefan Hoffmann, Frank Wolf, Manfredo Agresti, Johannes Heichel, Humayun Yousofzy, Uwe Meinz, Balaji Sevanan Kari, Marco Favilli, Ingmar Langer, Eduardo Rates Garcia, Dennis Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 10836277
    Abstract: A system for supplying heat to an exhaust gas after-treatment system of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is provided. The system includes a heat transfer device that transfers heat generated by at least one component of an electric system of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to the exhaust gas after-treatment system of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Ingmar Langer
  • Publication number: 20200166946
    Abstract: A method and control system for utilizing an autonomous vehicle as shield against meteorological phenomena above a drivable surface area are provided. The method includes determining if the drivable surface area is to be shielded against the meteorological phenomenon and autonomously driving the vehicle over the drivable surface area to at least partially cover the drivable surface area from the meteorological phenomenon. Additionally, the method includes determining if the drivable surface area is to be uncovered and autonomously driving the vehicle away from the drivable surface area to uncover the drivable surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ingmar Langer, Michael Schreiber, Claudia Escobar Yaya, Margaux Krause
  • Publication number: 20200150675
    Abstract: A method for assisting bay parking maneuvers of a vehicle includes locating, by a sensor system of the vehicle, an unoccupied parking space in a bay parking area. The method includes acquiring, by the sensor system, parking data on the unoccupied parking space, the parking data including information on positions of vehicles parking laterally adjacent to the unoccupied parking space in the bay parking area. The method includes deciding, by a decision unit of the vehicle, based on the parking data, if the vehicle fits into the unoccupied parking space side-to-side with at least one of the other vehicles, wherein a predefined lateral clearance is taken into account on both lateral sides of the vehicle. The method includes providing, by a steering assistant unit of the vehicle, steering instructions for steering the vehicle into the unoccupied parking space adjacent to the respective parking vehicle in observance with the predefined lateral clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Ingmar Langer, Peter Keller
  • Publication number: 20200139974
    Abstract: A method for at least partially unblocking a field of view of a motor vehicle. The method includes: locating, by a sensor system of the motor vehicle, other vehicles on a present lane of the motor vehicle in at least one of a front space of the motor vehicle and a rear space of the motor vehicle; determining, by a determination unit of the motor vehicle, if at least one of the other vehicles at least partially blocks the field of view of the motor vehicle on the present lane; deciding, by a decision unit of the motor vehicle, if a driving situation requires reducing a blocking of the field of view; and communicating, by a communication device of the motor vehicle, when the blocking of the field of view is to be reduced, a request to the other vehicles at least partially blocking the field of view of the motor vehicle to maneuver within the present lane to reduce the blocking of the field of view of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Ingmar Langer, Dominik Matheis, Mario Liebeck
  • Publication number: 20200104353
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to processing operations that generate and present personalized content suggestions to assist a user with document creation. Machine learning modeling may be trained and implemented to evolve pre-canned suggestions for document creation into highly personalized content suggestions, thereby improving the document creation process and user interface experience for users of applications/services that are utilized to create digital documents. As an example, signal data may be detected and analyzed, identifying a specific user's intent to create a digital document. Machine learning modeling may be implemented to evaluate different aspects of collected signal data and identify content from previously created documents, associated with a user account, that may be most relevant to the real-time document creation experience of the user. Personalized contextual suggestions may be presented to a user through a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Marian Kimberley Chua, Michael Schreiber, Christopher Andrews Jung
  • Patent number: D882046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: National Diversified Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Daniel Nourian, David Rusch, Ryan Larsen, Taylor Bates