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).

  • Patent number: 9623819
    Abstract: A method for controlling a lighting brightness of a lit motor vehicle instrument is described in which a viewing direction of a driver is ascertained. From the viewing direction of the driver, a direct field of vision and a peripheral field of vision are ascertained. The lighting brightness of the motor vehicle instrument is increased, if it lies in the direct field of vision of the driver. The method may be implemented in a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Markus Frommann, Michael Schreiber
  • Patent number: 9355073
    Abstract: Embodiments provide content attribute adjustment controls that enable the use of a variety of input types when adjusting content attributes such as font sizes, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computer-based method uses a font size control interface that is configured to accept a variety of input types to adjust font sizes. A handheld device of an embodiment includes at least one application that uses a font size control interface configured with first and second incremental controls, a direct entry control, and/or a scrollable control. Computer storage of an embodiment includes executable instructions that operate to display a font size control interface that accepts inputs via one or more of first and second incremental controls, a direct entry control, and/or a scrollable control. Other embodiments are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Han-Yi Shaw, Allen Ussher, Michael Schreiber
  • Patent number: 9180806
    Abstract: A motor vehicle is provided with a cup holder incorporated into a center console, the cup holder including, but not limited to a front wall, a back wall, two side walls and a base wall, which delimit a receiving space for at least one object, a dividing element, able to be fastened at the upper end region of the receiving space in a dividing position, for dividing the receiving space into a first receiving compartment for a first object and into a second receiving compartment for a second object. The dividing element is constructed from a first part dividing element and a second part dividing element and the first and second part dividing elements are connected pivotably with one another by at least one intermediate joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Schreiber, Wilhelm Sulzbacher, Michael Graf, Marian Piskon, Ralf Venino, Holger Thums, Stephan Walter
  • Publication number: 20150175106
    Abstract: A method for controlling a lighting brightness of a lit motor vehicle instrument is described in which a viewing direction of a driver is ascertained. From the viewing direction of the driver, a direct field of vision and a peripheral field of vision are ascertained. The lighting brightness of the motor vehicle instrument is increased, if it lies in the direct field of vision of the driver. The method may be implemented in a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Frommann, Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20140372949
    Abstract: Embodiments provide content attribute adjustment controls that enable the use of a variety of input types when adjusting content attributes such as font sizes, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computer-based method uses a font size control interface that is configured to accept a variety of input types to adjust font sizes. A handheld device of an embodiment includes at least one application that uses a font size control interface configured with first and second incremental controls, a direct entry control, and/or a scrollable control. Computer storage of an embodiment includes executable instructions that operate to display a font size control interface that accepts inputs via one or more of first and second incremental controls, a direct entry control, and/or a scrollable control. Other embodiments are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Han-Yi Shaw, Allen Ussher, Michael Schreiber
  • Patent number: 8816911
    Abstract: A multiple resonant antenna unit (AT2) comprises a current feed area (SPI) from which only a single, spiral-like antenna branch (AZI) emanates. The total course of this spiral-like antenna branch (AZI) forms a first resonant antenna structure for a low frequency range and at least one partial section (SE15) inside the total course of this spiral-like antenna structure (AZI) forms a second resonant antenna structure for a higher frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefan Huber, Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20140138977
    Abstract: A motor vehicle is provided with a cup holder incorporated into a center console, the cup holder including, but not limited to a front wall, a back wall, two side walls and a base wall, which delimit a receiving space for at least one object, a dividing element, able to be fastened at the upper end region of the receiving space in a dividing position, for dividing the receiving space into a first receiving compartment for a first object and into a second receiving compartment for a second object. The dividing element is constructed from a first part dividing element and a second part dividing element and the first and second part dividing elements are connected pivotably with one another by at least one intermediate joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Michael SCHREIBER, Wilhelm SULZBACHER, Michael GRAF, Marian PISKON, Ralf VENINO, Holger THUMS, Stephan WALTER
  • Publication number: 20140114099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing cyclohexane by isomerizing a hydrocarbon mixture (HM1) comprising methylcyclopentane (MCP) in the presence of a catalyst. The catalyst is preferably an acidic ionic liquid. The starting material used is a stream (S1) which originates from a steamcracking process. The hydrocarbon mixture (HM1) obtained from this stream (S1) in an apparatus for aromatics removal has a reduced aromatics content compared to stream (S1), and (HM1) may optionally also be (virtually) free of aromatics. Depending on the type and amount of the aromatics remaining in the hydrocarbon mixture (HM1), especially in the case that benzene is present, the isomerization may additionally be preceded by performance of a hydrogenation of (HM1). In addition, depending on the presence of other components of (HM1), further purification steps may optionally be performed prior to or after the isomerization or hydrogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Steffen Tschirschwitz, Kathrin Wissel-Stoll, Jochen Bürkle, Albena Kostova, Markus Schmitt, Veronika Wloka, Stephan Deuerlein, Marco Bosch, Steffen Oehlenschläger, Michael Schreiber, Gauthier Luc Maurice Averlant, Joni Joni, Roman Prochazka, Martin Bock, Alois Kindler, Daniela Malkowsky, Katharina Spuhl, Stefan Bitterlich, Daniel Pfeiffer
  • Publication number: 20130328802
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating functions of a vehicle, in particular of a motor vehicle, by means of an operating element. The operating element comprises a touch-sensitive operating surface, wherein via the operating surface a plurality of functions can be operated, and the respective functions are each assigned part regions of the operating surface. The position of the hand of the operator is determined and the respective position of the respective part regions is assigned relative to the position of the hand of the operator. Furthermore, the present disclosure relates to a corresponding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Michael SCHREIBER
  • Patent number: 8581601
    Abstract: A rotation angle sensor with two or more oscillators which comprises, in each case, striplines fixed on a dielectric support, as sensor elements, such that the oscillators are arrayed in a curve, for angle measurement, or they are arrayed in a straight line, for position measurement. One or more actuating elements, for example eddy-current actuating elements, are passed over the curve or the line to cause relative movement. The striplines are shaped so that the one or more actuating elements (B1, B2) cover more than one oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Michael Schreiber
  • Patent number: 8410327
    Abstract: A process for isomerizing a saturated, branched and cyclic hydrocarbon, in which a tertiary carbon atom of the hydrocarbon is converted to a secondary carbon atom in the course of isomerization, by performing the isomerization in the presence of a superacidic ionic liquid comprising an organic cation and an inorganic anion, where the anion is a superacidic aluminum trichloride-Lewis base adduct, and of a copper(II) compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Steffen Tschirschwitz, Stephan Deuerlein, Jochen Bürkle, Markus Schmitt, Michael Schreiber, Steffen Oehlenschläger
  • Publication number: 20120253594
    Abstract: A control system for a motor vehicle includes at least one command unit, which controls an associated vehicle function, and/or at least one sensor which senses a vehicle parameter. The control system also includes a control unit and a plurality of display devices. The information displayed by the display devices is controlled as a function of actuation of the command unit and/or the parameter sensor. The control unit controls the display device by means of an RFID reader which forms a data exchange connection with an RFID transponder which is connected to each display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Schreiber
  • Patent number: 7999743
    Abstract: A multiband antenna array for mobile radio equipment that includes a planar pitch antenna having at least two resonances and is provided with a connection to ground and a high-frequency interface and at least two parasitic transmitters which are located marginal to the planar patch antenna and are embodied so as to be free of a high-frequency interface. A particularly compact multiband antenna for several frequency bands is crated as a result of the special arrangement of the planar patch antenna and the parasitic transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stefan Huber, Thorsten Kowalski, Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20110137097
    Abstract: A process for isomerizing a saturated, branched and cyclic hydrocarbon, in which a tertiary carbon atom of the hydrocarbon is converted to a secondary carbon atom in the course of isomerization, by performing the isomerization in the presence of a superacidic ionic liquid comprising an organic cation and an inorganic anion, where the anion is a superacidic aluminum trichloride-Lewis base adduct, and of a copper(II) compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: STEFFEN TSCHIRSCHWITZ, Stephan Deuerlein, Jochen Bürkle, Markus Schmitt, Michael Schreiber, Steffen Oehlenschläger
  • Patent number: 7804451
    Abstract: In order to reduce the SAR value in a wireless communication device (MP), an additional, current-conducting corrective element (CE1) is coupled to and configured in relation to the printed circuit board (LP) and the antenna (AT1) such that the amplitude level (IM1, NIM1) and/or the phase angle of electrical currents (I3, I1, I2) on the antenna (AT1), the printed circuit board (LP), and the corrective element (CE1) are adjusted relative to each other in such a way that the SAR distribution resulting from such currents becomes minimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Glocker, Stefan Huber, Thorsten Kowalski, Martin Oelschläger, Michael Schreiber, Martin Weinberger
  • Patent number: 7717984
    Abstract: An electrostatic precipitator unit used for the removal of coolant liquid and particles generated by a machine tool includes an electrostatic precipitator cell. The electrostatic precipitator cell includes power and collector ground fins and an ionizer grid positioned below the fins. The lower edges of the power fins are spaced above the collector ground fins to prevent contact of the liquid on the ground fins with the power fins. An electrical contact assembly for supplying electrical current to the ionizer grid and power fins is electrically isolated from all ground contacts by dielectric standoffs which define an insulating air gap. The likelihood of liquid tracking to ground is therefore eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Michael Schreiber
  • Patent number: 7719263
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inductive position measuring device or goniometer having two to no more than five digital oscillators, each of which contains measuring coils or reference coils. Particularly favorable for one application as a transmission sensor is a coil array for three or four oscillators that includes two measuring coils and/or two reference coils. When one plate-shaped measuring element that is sensitive for eddy currents passes through the measuring area, a measuring coil arranged in a planar manner is increasingly covered. One reference coil is arranged such that it does not touch the movement track of the measuring element, but is exposed to the same ambient conditions (temperatures) as the measuring coil. Another reference coil is arranged such that it is covered by the measuring element in the entire measuring area and therefore can compensate the fluctuations in the spacing height between the planar coil array and the measuring element that occur during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Markus Eissner, Michael Schreiber, Josef Habenschaden
  • Publication number: 20100102827
    Abstract: A rotation angle sensor with two or more oscillators which comprises, in each case, striplines fixed on a dielectric support, as sensor elements, such that the oscillators are arrayed in a curve, for angle measurement, or they are arrayed in a straight line, for position measurement. One or more actuating elements, for example eddy-current actuating elements, are passed over the curve or the line to cause relative movement. The striplines are shaped so that the one or more actuating elements (B1, B2) cover more than one oscillator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventor: Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20090219215
    Abstract: A multiple resonant antenna unit (AT2) comprises a current feed area (SPI) from which only a single, spiral-like antenna branch (AZI) emanates. The total course of this spiral-like antenna branch (AZI) forms a first resonant antenna structure for a low frequency range and at least one partial section (SE15) inside the total course of this spiral-like antenna structure (AZI) forms a second resonant antenna structure for a higher frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: BENQ MOBILE GMBH & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Stefan Huber, Michael Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20080157756
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inductive position measuring device or goniometer having two to no more than five digital oscillators, each of which contains measuring coils or reference coils. Particularly favorable for one application as a transmission sensor is a coil array for three or four oscillators that includes two measuring coils and/or two reference coils. When one plate-shaped measuring element that is sensitive for eddy currents passes through the measuring area, a measuring coil arranged in a planar manner is increasingly covered. One reference coil is arranged such that it does not touch the movement track of the measuring element, but is exposed to the same ambient conditions (temperatures) as the measuring coil. Another reference coil is arranged such that it is covered by the measuring element in the entire measuring area and therefore can compensate the fluctuations in the spacing height between the planar coil array and the measuring element that occur during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Markus Eissner, Michael Schreiber, Josef Habenschaden