Patents by Inventor Niklas Hansson

Niklas Hansson 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: 11262111
    Abstract: A heat pump apparatus module for heating and/or cooling supply water, the heat pump apparatus module including: an apparatus housing at least partly provided with an outer wall; a heat pump arrangement including a condenser, an evaporator, and a compressor arranged between said condenser and said evaporator, said compressor configured to transfer a heat transferring medium from said evaporator to said condenser; wherein said heat pump apparatus module is divided into at least two separate compartments being: an air-flow compartment including a first heat pump component being either the condenser or the evaporator, and being configured to allow air to flow through said air-flow compartment, said first heat pump component configured to utilize said air for heating or cooling said heat transferring medium; a first closeable compartment being accessible through a first closeable opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ES Energy Save Holding AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Sävenstrand, Torbjörn Assarsson, Christian Gullbrandsen, Niklas Hansson
  • Publication number: 20210189984
    Abstract: The present disclosure carefully controls the heating duty cycle of a Lambda sensor, utilizing higher heating temperatures during lean phases, such as a fuel cutoff event or the like. Essentially, there is a calibration routine that is executed via software and allows a Lambda sensor to at least one of preserve full function over time and recover from an erroneous state. Advantageously, Lambda sensor life expectancy is increased accordingly. Optionally, the heating temperature for the Lambda sensor is selectively increased by increasing an applied voltage to the Lambda sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Niklas Särnberger, Sasa Trajkovic, Andreas Storm, Amir Toma, Niklas Hansson
  • Patent number: 10425566
    Abstract: A method calibrates a camera having image sensor having a center position. An image view projected onto the image sensor by a lens is captured. At least one image view boundary of the captured image view is detected. A projection center position corresponding to a center of the projected image view is determined in at least one dimension. Offset between the projection center position and a sensor center position is determined, defined in at least one dimension, corresponding to the center of the image sensor capturing the projected image view. The image sensor is moved in relation to the lens based on the offset in order to arrive at a substantially zero offset in at least one dimension between the center of image sensor and the center of the projected image view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Niklas Hansson, Andreas Palsson
  • Patent number: 10091611
    Abstract: A method for determining a position for a stationary device with assistance provided by a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving, by a microphone of the stationary device, an activation sound; in response to the received activation sound, sending a request for position data addressed to the mobile device; receiving position data from the mobile device; and storing the position data as being the position of the stationary device. A method for assisting, by a mobile device, in determining a position for a stationary device is also disclosed. A stationary device and a system for determining a position for the stationary device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Niklas Hansson, Arvid Nihlgard Lindell
  • Patent number: 9961459
    Abstract: A method for improving audio experience for a user of an audio device is provided. The method includes establishing a communication channel between the audio device and a remote client; detecting a peripheral audio device in the vicinity of the audio device; establishing a temporary communication channel between the peripheral audio device and the remote client; and transferring, via the temporary communication channel, audio data between the peripheral audio device and the remote client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Niklas Hansson, Anders Hansson
  • Patent number: 9826311
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an audio zone sound image in an audio system (2, 6, 7) comprising a plurality of audio zones (2A, 2B, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 7A, 7B, 7C) is disclosed. Each audio zone has one or more loudspeakers (20, 21, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75) located therein. The method comprises recording (101, 802) a sound image of a controlling audio zone; transmitting (102, 803) audio data corresponding to the recorded sound image to a controller; evaluating (103, 103a, 804) the transmitted audio data; selecting (104, 805) an adjusting audio zone, wherein the adjusting audio zone is other than the controlling audio zone; and adjusting (105, 105a, 105b, 807) an adjusting loudspeaker such that the sound image of the controlling audio zone is changed. An audio system (2, 6, 7) and a controlling loudspeaker are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Niklas Hansson, Arvid Nihlgard Lindell
  • Patent number: 9774968
    Abstract: A method for audio calibration of an audio device is provided. The method comprises: registering, by a microphone, a representation of an audio signal; processing, by a data processing unit, the registered representation of the audio signal into feedback image data; displaying on a display, the feedback image data; capturing, by a camera, the feedback image data displayed on the display; altering a setting affecting audio of the audio device based on the feedback image data captured by the camera. A system for audio calibration of an audio device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Anders Hansson, Niklas Hansson, Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson
  • Patent number: 9749599
    Abstract: Described is a method for registering and executing instructions in a video capturing device and to a door station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson, Niklas Hansson
  • Publication number: 20170195812
    Abstract: A method for audio calibration of an audio device is provided. The method comprises: registering, by a microphone, a representation of an audio signal; processing, by a data processing unit, the registered representation of the audio signal into feedback image data; displaying on a display, the feedback image data; capturing, by a camera, the feedback image data displayed on the display; altering a setting affecting audio of the audio device based on the feedback image data captured by the camera. A system for audio calibration of an audio device is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Axis AB
    Inventors: Anders Hansson, Niklas Hansson, Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson
  • Publication number: 20170171702
    Abstract: A method for determining a position for a stationary device with assistance provided by a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises: receiving (104), by a microphone of the stationary device, an activation sound; in response to the received activation sound, sending (105) a request for position data addressed to the mobile device; receiving (106) position data from the mobile device; and storing (107) the position data as being the position of the stationary device. A method for assisting, by a mobile device, in determining a position for a stationary device is also disclosed. A stationary device and a system for determining a position for the stationary device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Niklas HANSSON, Arvid Nihlgard LINDELL
  • Publication number: 20170164110
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an audio zone sound image in an audio system (2, 6, 7) comprising a plurality of audio zones (2A, 2B, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 7A, 7B, 7C) is disclosed. Each audio zone has one or more loudspeakers (20, 21, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75) located therein. The method comprises recording (101, 802) a sound image of a controlling audio zone; transmitting (102, 803) audio data corresponding to the recorded sound image to a controller; evaluating (103, 103a, 804) the transmitted audio data; selecting (104, 805) an adjusting audio zone, wherein the adjusting audio zone is other than the controlling audio zone; and adjusting (105, 105a, 105b, 807) an adjusting loudspeaker such that the sound image of the controlling audio zone is changed. An audio system (2, 6, 7) and a controlling loudspeaker are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Niklas HANSSON, Arvid Nihlgard LINDELL
  • Patent number: 9641335
    Abstract: A method relates to distributing user credentials in a distributed physical access control system, and more generally to distributing user credentials in a distributed system. A method may include storing a user credential database (DB), a first transformed credential DB and a second transformed credential DB for authenticating users to access a first and a second service provided by the device. The method may include generating the first transformed credential DB and the second transformed credential DB based on the user credential DB and comparing a credential received from a user to the first or the second transformed credential DB to determine whether to grant access to the first or the second service. The method may include distributing the user credential DB to a plurality of other devices connected in a network for the other devices to generate transformed credential DBs for authenticating users to access services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Mathias Bruce, Niklas Hansson
  • Patent number: 9641948
    Abstract: A method for audio calibration of an audio device is provided. The method comprises: registering, by a microphone, a representation of an audio signal; processing, by a data processing unit, the registered representation of the audio signal into feedback image data; displaying on a display, the feedback image data; capturing, by a camera, the feedback image data displayed on the display; altering a setting affecting audio of the audio device based on the feedback image data captured by the camera. A system for audio calibration of an audio device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Anders Hansson, Niklas Hansson, Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson
  • Publication number: 20160381327
    Abstract: Described is a method for registering and executing instructions in a video capturing device and to a door station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson, Niklas Hansson
  • Publication number: 20160364863
    Abstract: A method calibrates a camera having image sensor having a center position. An image view projected onto the image sensor by a lens is captured. At least one image view boundary of the captured image view is detected. A projection center position corresponding to a center of the projected image view is determined in at least one dimension. Offset between the projection center position and a sensor center position is determined, defined in at least one dimension, corresponding to the center of the image sensor capturing the projected image view. The image sensor is moved in relation to the lens based on the offset in order to arrive at a substantially zero offset in at least one dimension between the center of image sensor and the center of the projected image view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Niklas Hansson, Andreas Palsson
  • Patent number: 9491419
    Abstract: Described is a method for registering and executing instructions in a video capturing device and to a door station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson, Niklas Hansson
  • Patent number: 9386280
    Abstract: A method for setting up a monitoring camera includes tilting a camera head of the camera to a tilting position in which an optical axis of the camera substantially coincides with a rotational axis that the camera head is turning around when panning, and in which the camera head is able to capture images through a wide angle lens arranged in a fixed position in relation to a base of the camera. The camera head is turned around the optical axis of the camera and captures images until wide angle images captured through the wide angle lens present the desired orientation. A home position value for a pan motor of the camera is stored, wherein the position value represents the position value for the pan motor when the captured wide angle image presents the desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Carl-Ola Boketoft, Niklas Hansson
  • Publication number: 20160165370
    Abstract: A method for improving audio experience for a user of an audio device is provided. The method includes establishing a communication channel between the audio device and a remote client; detecting a peripheral audio device in the vicinity of the audio device; establishing a temporary communication channel between the peripheral audio device and the remote client; and transferring, via the temporary communication channel, audio data between the peripheral audio device and the remote client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Niklas Hansson, Anders Hansson
  • Publication number: 20160134983
    Abstract: A method for audio calibration of an audio device is provided. The method comprises: registering, by a microphone, a representation of an audio signal; processing, by a data processing unit, the registered representation of the audio signal into feedback image data; displaying on a display, the feedback image data; capturing, by a camera, the feedback image data displayed on the display; altering a setting affecting audio of the audio device based on the feedback image data captured by the camera. A system for audio calibration of an audio device is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Anders Hansson, Niklas Hansson, Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson
  • Patent number: 9282866
    Abstract: An upright vacuum cleaner (1) comprises a main body (2) having arranged therein a suction chamber (3), a fan unit (4), a first suction duct (5), a second suction duct (6) and a valve arrangement (7) operable to establish communication between each of the first and second suction ducts and the suction chamber. A floor nozzle arrangement (8) is provided at a first end (9) of the main body and in communication with said first suction duct. An auxiliary nozzle (10) for above-floor cleaning is provided, and an extensible and/or collapsible suction hose (12) connects the auxiliary nozzle to said second suction duct. The cleaner (1) has handle means (11) comprising an elongated recess (13) adapted to contain the greater part of the suction hose. The recess (13) may be open at one end or may be shaped as an open groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: AB Electrolux
    Inventors: Håkan Miefalk, Oskar Lindström, Roger Karlsson, Niklas Hansson, Esbjörn Svantesson