Patents by Inventor Patrick Schindler

Patrick Schindler 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: 11906421
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining at least one material property of at least one object (112) is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Patrick Schindler, Ruben Huehnerbein, Christian Lennartz, Jakob Unger
  • Patent number: 11908156
    Abstract: Described herein is a detector for determining a position of at least one object. The detector includes at least one sensor element having a matrix of optical sensors, the optical sensors each having a light-sensitive area, wherein the sensor element is configured to determine a reflection image of the object. The detector also includes an evaluation device configured to select a reflection feature of the reflection image, and determine a distance estimate of the selected reflection feature of the reflection image by optimizing at least one blurring function fa, wherein the distance estimate is given by a longitudinal coordinate z and an error interval ±?. The evaluation device is adapted to determine at least one displacement region in at least one reference image corresponding to the distance estimate, and to match the selected reflection feature with at least one reference feature within the displacement region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Eberspach, Christian Lennartz, Robert Send, Patrick Schindler, Peter Schillen, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20240020864
    Abstract: A detector for determining a position of at least one object, the detector including: at least one projector for illuminating the object with at least one illumination pattern; at least one sensor element having a matrix of optical sensors; and at least one evaluation device configured for determining initial distance information of reflection features by analysis of their respective beam profiles, where the evaluation device is configured for performing a calibration method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Patrick SCHINDLER, Friedrich SCHICK, Christian LENNARTZ, Peter SCHILLEN, Jakob UNGER
  • Patent number: 11875522
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for determining a filling level in at least one storage unit. The method includes illuminating the storage unit with at least one illumination pattern; selecting at least one first reflection feature and at least one second reflection feature; for the first reflection feature, generating at least two first sensor signals, and for the second reflection feature, generating at least two second sensor signals; evaluating the two first sensor signals and the two second sensor signals; determining at least one position of the first reflection feature and at least one position of the second reflection feature and determining at least one first vector of the first reflection feature and at least one second vector of the second reflection feature; and determining from the first vector and the second vector at least one elevation map and determining therefrom the filling level in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Bonsignore, Christian Schildknecht, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler, Edgar Matevosjan, Christoph Lungenschmied, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20240011770
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for calibrating a detector including at least one camera and at least one projector. The projector is configured for illuminating at least one target with at least one predefined illumination pattern including a plurality of illumination features. The camera has at least one sensor element having a matrix of optical sensors, the optical sensors each having a light-sensitive area, where each optical sensor is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in response to an illumination of its respective light-sensitive area by a light beam propagating from the target to the camera. The target includes at least one first target and at least one second target. The first target and the second target have a predefined fixed relative distance. The target is positioned at a pre-defined distance from the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Patrick SCHINDLER, Christian BONSIGNORE, Benjamin REIN, Ruben HUEHNERBEIN
  • Publication number: 20240013416
    Abstract: A method for determining a depth map of at least one object, the method including: a) illuminating a scene including the object by using at least one flood light source; and imaging at least one pixelated flood image of the scene by using at least one camera; b) projecting at least one illumination pattern on the scene by using at least one projector and imaging at least one pixelated reflection image using the at least one camera; c) evaluating the flood image by using at least one evaluation device thereby determining reflectance R(x) for each pixel position x of the flood image; d) evaluating the reflection image by using the evaluation device; e) assigning and extrapolating with the evaluation device; and f) determining the depth map with the evaluation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventor: Patrick SCHINDLER
  • Publication number: 20240011891
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining at least one material property of at least one object (112) is proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Patrick SCHINDLER, Ruben HUEHNERBEIN, Christian LENNARTZ, Jakob UNGER
  • Publication number: 20240005538
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display device including a. at least one illumination source configured for projecting at least one illumination pattern comprising a plurality of illumination features on at least one scene; b. at least one optical sensor having at least one light sensitive area, wherein the optical sensor is configured for determining at least one first image comprising a plurality of reflection features generated by the scene in response to illumination by the illumination features; c. at least one translucent display configured for displaying information, wherein the illumination source and the optical sensor are placed in direction of propagation of the illumination pattern in front of the display; and d. at least one evaluation device for analyzing the first image, wherein the evaluation device is configured for unambiguously matching of reflection features with corresponding illumination features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Patrick SCHINDLER, Benjamin REIN, Christian BONSIGNORE, Michael EBERSPACH, Peter SCHILLEN
  • Patent number: 11860292
    Abstract: A detector for object authentication includes first and second illumination sources. The first illumination source projects an illumination pattern including a plurality of illumination features onto a surface of an object. The second illumination source projects an illuminating light beam onto the object. The detector also includes an image capture device for determining a first image including a plurality of reflection features generated by the surface of the object in response to the illumination pattern and for determining a second image including two dimensional information associated with the surface of the object generated in response to the illuminating light beam. The detector also includes an evaluation device for evaluating the first image and the second image, identifying a geometrical feature of the object, determining a material property of the object, and comparing the two dimensional information to data stored in a database for authentication of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Eberspach, Thomas Ohmer, Robert Send, Christian Lennartz, Christopher Hahne, Stefan Hengen, Sebastian Valouch, Christoph Lungenschmied, Ingmar Bruder, Wilfried Hermes, Celal Mohan Oeguen, Christian Daniel Schildknecht, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler, Peter Fejes
  • Patent number: 11756226
    Abstract: Described herein is a detector for determining a position of an object. The detector includes a sensor element having a matrix of optical sensors, each designed to generate a sensor signal in response to an illumination of its light-sensitive area by a light beam propagating from the object to the detector. The detector also includes an evaluation device configured to select a region of interest of the matrix, respectively determine a sensor signal of at least two optical sensors of the region of interest, and determine a longitudinal coordinate zDPR of the object by evaluating a combined sensor signal Q. The evaluation device is also configured to determine an image of the region of interest from the sensor signals, determine a longitudinal coordinate zDFD of the object by optimizing at least one blurring function fa, and determine combined distance information z considering the longitudinal coordinates zDPR and zDFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Send, Patrick Schindler, Celal Mohan Oeguen, Peter Schillen, Christian Lennartz
  • Publication number: 20230266467
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detector for determining a position of at least one object. The detector includes at least one projector for illuminating the object, at least one sensor element, and at least one evaluation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Patrick SCHINDLER, Peter SCHILLEN, Benjamin REIN, Christian LENNARTZ, Lars DIESSELBERG, Hamid Muhammed HAMED
  • Publication number: 20230266234
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a spectrometer device, a method for measuring optical radiation, and a spectrometer system including the spectrometer device. The spectrometer device includes at least one radiation emitting element, at least one photosensitive detector, at least one control circuit, and at least one readout circuit. The spectrometer system is a mixed spectrometer which employs the advantages of a scanning spectrometer and a dispersive spectrometer. Compared to both, the mixed spectrometer constitutes a simplified spectrometer system by including a reduced number of required components and exhibiting a miniaturized mechanical set-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Celal Mohan OEGUEN, Stefan HOOS, Robert GUST, Sebastian VALOUCH, Patrick SCHINDLER
  • Patent number: 11703120
    Abstract: A method for carrying out a shifting operation in a sequential manual transmission, in particular a shifting claw transmission, is provided. During the shifting operation, a maximum clutch torque that can be transmitted by a clutch arranged between an engine and a transmission input shaft is automatically reduced without completely disengaging the clutch, and a rider-required drive torque is maintained in a manner which reduces undesired jerking movement of the vehicle due to sudden full clutch actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Patrick Schindler
  • Patent number: 11698435
    Abstract: A detector (110, 1110, 2110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is proposed. The detector (110, 1110, 2110) comprises: at least one transfer device (128, 1128), wherein the transfer device (128, 1128) has at least one focal length in response to at least one incident light beam (116, 1116) propagating from the object (112, 1112) to the detector (110, 1110, 2110); at least two optical sensors (113, 1118, 1120), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) has at least one light sensitive area (121, 1122, 1124), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in response to an illumination of its respective light-sensitive area by the light beam (116, 1116), at least one evaluation device (132, 1132) being configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate z of the object (112, 1112) by evaluating a quotient signal Q from the sensor signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Eberspach, Thomas Ohmer, Robert Send, Christian Lennartz, Christopher Hahne, Stefan Hengen, Sebastian Valouch, Christoph Lungenschmied, Ingmar Bruder, Wilfried Hermes, Celal Mohan Oeguen, Christian Daniel Schildknecht, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler, Peter Fejes
  • Publication number: 20230213610
    Abstract: A detector for object authentication includes first and second illumination sources. The first illumination source projects an illumination pattern including a plurality of illumination features onto a surface of an object. The second illumination source projects an illuminating light beam onto the object. The detector also includes an image capture device for determining a first image including a plurality of reflection features generated by the surface of the object in response to the illumination pattern and for determining a second image including two dimensional information associated with the surface of the object generated in response to the illuminating light beam. The detector also includes an evaluation device for evaluating the first image and the second image, identifying a geometrical feature of the object, determining a material property of the object, and comparing the two dimensional information to data stored in a database for authentication of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Michael EBERSPACH, Thomas OHMER, Robert SEND, Christian LENNARTZ, Christopher HAHNE, Stefan HENGEN, Sebastian VALOUCH, Christoph LUNGENSCHMIED, Ingmar BRUDER, Wilfried HERMES, Celal Mohan OEGUEN, Christian Daniel SCHILDKNECHT, Peter SCHILLEN, Patrick SCHINDLER, Peter FEJES
  • Patent number: 11668828
    Abstract: A detector for determining a position of at least one object is provided. The detector includes an evaluation device adapted to select at least one reflection feature of a reflection image, wherein the evaluation device is configured for determining at least one longitudinal region of the selected reflection feature of the reflection image by evaluating a combined signal Q from the sensor signals, wherein the evaluation device is adapted to determine at least one displacement region in at least one reference image corresponding to the longitudinal region, wherein the evaluation device is adapted to match the selected reflection feature with at least one reference feature within the displacement region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: TRINAMIX GMBH
    Inventors: Patrick Schindler, Peter Schillen, Michael Eberspach, Christian Lennartz, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Heiko Hengen, Lars Diesselberg
  • Publication number: 20230161041
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detector for determining a position of at least one object . The detector includes at least one projector for illuminating the object, at least one sensor element, and at least one evaluation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Patrick SCHINDLER, Peter SCHILLEN, Benjamin REIN, Christian LENNARTZ, Lars DIESSELBERG, Hamid Muhammed HAMED
  • Patent number: 11652137
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes transistor cells formed along a first surface at a front side of a semiconductor body and having body regions of a first conductivity type, a drift region of a second conductivity type that is opposite from the first conductivity type and is disposed between the body regions and a second surface of the semiconductor body that is opposite from the first surface, and an emitter layer of the second conductivity type that is disposed between the drift region and a second surface of the semiconductor body, the emitter layer having a higher dopant concentration than the drift region, a metal drain electrode directly adjoining the emitter layer. The metal drain electrode comprises spikes extending into the emitter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Enrique Vecino Vazquez, Franz Hirler, Manfred Pippan, Daniel Pobig, Patrick Schindler
  • Publication number: 20230081742
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detector for gesture detection including an illumination source configured for projecting an illumination pattern including a plurality of illumination features on an area including an object, where the object includes at least partially a human hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventors: Jakob UNGER, Peter SCHILLEN, Patrick SCHINDLER, Christian LENNARTZ, Robert SEND
  • Publication number: 20230078604
    Abstract: A detector for object recognition includes an illumination source for projecting an illumination pattern on an area including at least one object; an optical sensor having a light-sensitive area and configured for determining a first image including a two-dimensional image of the area, and a second image including a plurality of reflection features generated in response to illumination, each reflection feature including a beam profile; an evaluation device for determining beam profile information for each reflection feature by analyzing their beam profiles, determining a three-dimensional image using the determined beam profile information, identifying the reflection features located inside and/or outside an image region, determining a depth level from the beam profile information of the reflection features located inside and/or outside of the image region, determining a material property of the object from the beam profile information, and determining a position and/or orientation of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin REIN, Patrick SCHINDLER, Friedrich SCHICK, Jakob UNGER, Peter SCHILLEN, Nils BERNER