Patents by Inventor Michael Weber

Michael Weber 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: 20170371505
    Abstract: An apparatus (20) and method (10) for rendering a tree structure in a GUI depending on a position of a pointing cursor relative to the rendered tree use the cursor position with respect to the tree to control which tree branches to expand/collapse automatically. They reconfigure the tree view for compact presentation without need for explicit expand/collapse operations. A tree view is generated (11). A cursor position relative to the view is determined (14), consisting of first and second position values according to first and second directions. The branch the cursor position is aligned with according to the first direction is automatically selected as active branch (15). Sub-levels of that branch to be expanded are determined (16), depending on the second position value relative to indentations of the sub-levels, and the tree view is automatically updated by expanding the determined sub-levels of the active branch and collapsing other branches (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jens BROCKE, Frank GLAESER, Stefan KUBSCH, Hui LI, Michael PIEPER, Michael WEBER
  • Publication number: 20170353510
    Abstract: A system and method for multi-party communication includes determining a trending common identifier within a media platform and generating a communication channel within a communication platform based on the common identifier. The method and system includes, in response to a join request from each of a plurality of users, connecting the plurality of users to the communication channel, where the communication channel is an open communication channel for active audio communication between the plurality of users across the communication platform and facilitating audio communication between the plurality of users, including providing a visual display on the communication platform, including visual display of the active audio communication across the communication platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence T. Levine, David Michael Weber
  • Publication number: 20170337680
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing a model-based segmentation of a medical image which only partially shows an anatomical structure. In accordance therewith, a model is applied to the image data of the medical image, the model-based segmentation providing an adapted model having a first model part having been adapted to the first part of the anatomical structure in the medical image of the patient, and a second model part representing the second part of the anatomical structure not having been adapted to a corresponding part of the medical image. Metadata is generated which identifies the first model part to enable the first model part to be distinguished from the second model part in a further processing of the adapted model. Advantageously, the metadata can be used to generate an output image which visually indicates to the user which part of the model has been personalized and which part of the model has not been personalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: FRANK MICHAEL WEBER, CHRISTIAN BUERGER, NIELS NIJHOF, PHILIPPE PAUL MAZOUER, IRINA WAECHTER-STEHLE
  • Publication number: 20170296656
    Abstract: The invention relates to means and methods for preparing aqueous composition comprising aluminium and a protein said composition comprising less than 700 ppm heavy metal on the basis of weight with respect to the aluminium content. The invention further relates to aqueous compositions comprising a protein and an aluminium-salt, said composition comprising less than 350 ppb heavy metal based on the weight of the aqueous composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Valneva Austria GmbH
    Inventors: ROBERT SCHLEGL, Michael Möhlen, Jürgen Wruss, Michael Weber
  • Publication number: 20170251988
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging apparatus (10) for providing ultrasound images of a patient (12) is disclosed. The imaging apparatus (10) comprises an ultrasound acquisition unit (14) for acquiring ultrasound data (42) of a patient's body in a field of view (16), a position determining unit (24) for determining a position (26) within the patient's body. An ultrasound data transformation unit (30) is provided for transforming the ultrasound data in the filed of view on the basis of the determined position to transformed ultrasound data (42) in a virtual field of view (20) having a virtual viewing direction (28) different from the viewing direction of the ultrasound acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: FRANK MICHAEL WEBER, THOMAS HEIKO STEHLE, IRINA WAECHTER-STEHLE, JUERGEN WEESE
  • Publication number: 20170223072
    Abstract: A system and method provides for multi-party communication including engaging a network communication engine from a mobile communication interface and providing a user identification and a location indicator to the network communication engine. The method and system further includes receiving in the mobile communication interface a plurality of communication channels based on at least one of: the user identification and the location indicator and in response to a user selection of a selected communication channel, transmitting a channel engagement request to the network communication engine requesting connection of the user to the selected communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence T. Levine, David Michael Weber
  • Patent number: 9720997
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for prioritizing a metadata item associated to audio or video data are described. A metadata item is retrieved from a metadata repository or via an input. An analyzing unit determines a priority value of the metadata item using one of a plurality of prioritization methods. A storing unit then stores the priority value in a priority table and references the priority table in a metadata table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Hui Li, Michael Weber, Stefan Kubsch, Klaus Gaedke
  • Publication number: 20170178515
    Abstract: A method for controlling movement of at least one movable object, a computer readable storage medium and an apparatus configured to control movement of at least one movable object. Position information of the at least one movable object is retrieved. The retrieved position information is compared with a viewing zone of the camera to determine if the movable object is about to interfere with the viewing zone. An alert is generated for the at least one movable object in case the movable object is about to interfere with the viewing zone (4a, 4b) and movement of the at least one movable object is controlled responsive to the alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: THOMAS BRUNE, Lorenzo SORGI, Michael WEBER
  • Patent number: 9673992
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a network as well as a local network comprising network components and to network components, in particular of a home network, where a functional command is generated, which is configured to execute an assigned function in a network station, wherein a user identification, which is derived from the collected user data, is assigned to the functional command, the assigned user identification is evaluated in the network station in response to executing the functional command and the functional command is executed when, in response to the evaluation of the corresponding user identification, it is established that the functional command is approved in connection with the assigned user identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING DTV
    Inventors: Michael Weber, Ingo Hütter
  • Patent number: 9659370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for segmenting MR Dixon image data. A processor and a computer program product are also disclosed for use in connection with the method. The invention finds application in the MR imaging field in general and more specifically may be used in the generation of an attenuation map to correct for attenuation by cortical bone during the reconstruction of PET images. In the method, a surface mesh is adapted to a region of interest by: for each mesh element in the surface mesh: selecting a water target position based on a water image feature response in the MR Dixon water image; selecting a fat target position based on a fat image feature response in the MR Dixon fat image; and displacing each mesh element from its current position to a new position based on both its water target position and its corresponding fat target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christian Buerger, Irina Waechter-Stehle, Jochen Peters, Eberhard Sebastian Hansis, Frank Michael Weber, Tobias Klinder, Steffen Renisch
  • Publication number: 20170088347
    Abstract: A trash bag apparatus for holding a variety of trash and refuse material is provided. The trash bag apparatus comprises a trash bag having an open top end and a closed bottom end. A zipper slide closure is mounted to the open top end of the trash bag with the zipper slide closure moveable across the open top end of the trash bag to releasably seal the top end closed in a leak free manner. Upon closing the zipper slide closure, the trash bag inhibits odors, liquid, and other material from escaping the trash bag thus ensuring a pleasant, odor free environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Weber
  • Patent number: 9604520
    Abstract: An air spring assembly or air spring damper with an integrated valve control for controlling a level position of a vehicle or of a driver's cab includes a rolling tube, a lid and an air spring bellows which together delimit a pressure chamber with compressed air. A control valve includes an actuation device for feeding compressed air into the pressure chamber or for discharging compressed air from the pressure chamber. A compression spring device has a first end operatively connected to the rolling piston or the lid and a second end operatively connected to the actuation device. The compression spring device is configured with at least two parts including a central spring facing towards the rolling piston or the lid and a control valve biasing spring facing towards the control valve. The central spring is biased to a greater extent than the control valve biasing spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: VIBRACOUSTIC CV AIR SPRINGS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Weber, Stephan Dehlwes
  • Publication number: 20170074342
    Abstract: An air spring for damping and controlling a level position of a drivers cab or of a motor vehicle includes a lid, a rolling piston and at least one air spring bellows. At least one damping device is integrated into the air spring. A level control system is integrated into the air spring and is configured to at least one of supply and discharge compressed air, gas or a compressible medium so as to control the level position of the driver's cab or of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Michael WEBER
  • Patent number: 9579522
    Abstract: Laser needle for performing a combined laser needle/electric acupuncture includes an optical fiber, the optical fiber being configured for transmitting a laser beam. Laser needle includes a current-conducting jacket, the current-conducting jacket being configured for surrounding the optical fiber, and the current-conducting jacket being configured for applying current-conducting stimulation current to tissue of a patient, in use, in addition to a laser beam being applied through the optical fiber, in use. A bottom end of the current-conducting jacket transitioning into a disk, the disk being configured for distributing the stimulation current on a larger area; and the disk being configured for simultaneously serving to attach the laser needle to the body of a patient, in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Weber
  • Publication number: 20170036604
    Abstract: A composite running board for use with an automotive vehicle. The running board includes a step portion formed by a top deck and an aerodynamic bottom cover. A mounting portion is formed integrally with the step portion and includes a vertical mounting plate and a horizontal mounting plate for attaching the running board to the vehicle. A plurality of support ribs are sandwiched between the top deck and the bottom cover and connected to the mounting portion to provide structural rigidity to the running board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Tiercon Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher Campbell, Mihai Cioranic, Bradley Newberry, Michael Weber
  • Publication number: 20160379372
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating a deformable model (300) for segmenting an anatomical structure in a medical image. The anatomical structure comprises a wall. The deformable model (300) is generated such that it comprises, in addition to two surface meshes (320, 360), an intermediate layer mesh (340) for being applied in-between a first surface layer of the wall and a second surface layer of the wall. In generating the intermediate layer mesh (340), the mesh topology of at least part (400) of the intermediate layer mesh is matched to the mesh topology of one of the surface meshes (320, 360), thereby establishing matching mesh topologies. The deformable model (300), as generated, better matches the composition of such walls, thereby providing a more accurate segmentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: ALEXANDRA GROTH, HANNES NICKISCH, FRANK MICHAEL WEBER, JUERGEN WEESE, HANS BARSCHDORF
  • Patent number: 9497701
    Abstract: A method including determining whether a transmitter of an apparatus has information to transmit; and causing a power amplifier of said apparatus to enter a first power state in response to said determining; wherein said determining is carried out within a radio portion of said apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Bjoern Jelonnek, Andree Haubrich, Michael Weber
  • Publication number: 20160324959
    Abstract: The invention relates to means and methods for preparing aqueous composition comprising aluminium and a protein said composition comprising less than 700 ppm heavy metal on the basis of weight with respect to the aluminium content. The invention further relates to aqueous compositions comprising a protein and an aluminium-salt, said composition comprising less than 350 ppb heavy metal based on the weight of the aqueous composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Valneva Austria GmbH
    Inventors: ROBERT SCHLEGL, Michael Möhlen, Jürgen Wruss, Michael Weber
  • Publication number: 20160298712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rolling piston for an air spring damper in the field of commercial vehicles, having a piston section and a container section which are of hollow configuration and are connected to one another in a fluid-conducting manner, and a cover element, the cover element being connected to the container section, in order to form an additional volume container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: SAF-HOLLAND GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Weber, Stefan Fäth
  • Publication number: 20160270683
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for determining electrical characteristics like electrical potentials on a surface of a heart (5). An esophageal electrode structure (6) measures electrical characteristics within an esophagus and a position determination unit (34) determines the position of the esophageal electrode structure within the esophagus and the position of the surface of the heart (5). The electrical characteristics on the surface of the heart (5) are then determined based on the measured electrical characteristics and based on the determined positions of the esophageal electrode structure (6) and the surface of the heart (5). Since for measuring the electrical characteristics the esophageal electrode structure (6) is used, the electrical characteristics can be measured within the esophagus and thus close to the surface of the heart (5), thereby allowing for an improved accuracy of determining the electrical characteristics on the surface of the heart (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL GRASS, FRANK MICHAEL WEBER, GERARDUS HENRICUS MARIA GIJSBERS, SANDER SLEGT