Patents by Inventor Peter Duerr

Peter Duerr 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: 20220269261
    Abstract: A remote control adapted to modify an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)'s autonomous flight of a predetermined trajectory is provided. The remote control includes at least one moveable control member for adjusting a set point of an adjustable control parameter of the UAV. Further, the remote control includes at least one actuator capable of controllably applying a torque to the at least one control member. The remote control additionally includes a processing circuit configured to determine a set point of torque to be applied to the at least one control member based on a reference set point of the control parameter. The reference set point of the control parameter is related to the predetermined trajectory. The processing circuit is further configured to control the at least one actuator to apply the determined set point of torque to the at least one control member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Peter DÜRR
  • Patent number: 11422560
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20220252737
    Abstract: A method for determining a position of an Unmanned Vehicle (UV) is provided. The method includes receiving positioning signals from a plurality of satellites of a global navigation satellite system. Further, the method includes estimating the position of the UV based on (i) a three-dimensional model of the UV's environment and (ii) possible signal paths for each of the positioning signals. At least part of the possible signal paths include reflections of the positioning signals by one or more objects in the UV's environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Peter DÜRR
  • Publication number: 20220227878
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel bispecific antigen binding molecules, comprising (a) at least one antigen binding domain capable of specific binding to Fibroblast Activation Protein (FAP) comprising FAP clone 212 or variants thereof, and (b) at least one antigen binding domain capable of specific binding to CD40, and to methods of producing these molecules and to methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Peter BRUENKER, Harald DUERR, Christian KLEIN, Pablo UMANA, Alexander BUJOTZEK, Joerg ZIELONKA, Christine TRUMPFHELLER, Moritz RAPP, Marine LE CLECH
  • Publication number: 20220127136
    Abstract: A MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) actuator includes a substrate, a first electrode structure that is stationary with respect to the substrate, wherein the first electrode structure comprises a plurality of partial electrode structures, each of which comprises an edge structure and can be electrically controlled separately and a second electrode structure with an edge structure, wherein the second electrode structure is deflectably coupled to the substrate by means of a spring structure and electronically deflectable by means of the first electrode structure to move the edge structure of the second electrode structure into a discrete deflection position, wherein the edge structures of the first and second electrode structures are configured to be opposite to each other with respect to a top view and the opposite portions are spaced apart by a lateral distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventor: Peter DÜRR
  • Publication number: 20220119243
    Abstract: A MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) actuator element includes a substrate, a stationary first electrode structure with an edge structure, a second electrode structure with an edge structure, wherein the second electrode structure is deflectably coupled to the substrate by means of a spring structure and electrostatically deflectable by means of the first electrode structure to move the edge structure of the second electrode structure into an intermediate position between a minimum and maximum vertical deflection position, wherein the minimum and maximum deflection position specify a maximum deflection path, wherein the edge structures of the first and second electrode structures are to each other and are vertically spaced apart in the minimum deflection position and wherein, in the maximum deflection position, the vertical immersion path of the edge structure of the second electrode structure into the edge structure of the first electrode structure is up to 0.5 times the maximum deflection path zSzS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Peter DÜRR, Andreas NEUDERT, Linda FELSBERG
  • Publication number: 20220122288
    Abstract: To provide a novel and improved information processing device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. Provided is an information processing device including an imaging position information acquisition unit configured to acquire imaging position information at a time when a structure is imaged which is acquired by an imaging device configured to fly over a periphery of die structure to image the structure on the basis of certain flight information, and a damage data generating unit configured to use a captured image of the structure imaged by the imaging device and the imaging position information and to generate data related to damage of the structure including position information of damage of the structure included in the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko TANAKA, Kohtaro SABE, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Kousuke SUZUKI, Peter DUERR, Miki SHIBUYA, Hironari MIZUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220107643
    Abstract: A control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko TANAKA, Kohtaro SABE, Miki SHIBUYA, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Kousuke SUZUKI, Haruto TAKEDA, Peter DUERR, Masaomi NABETA, Takekazu KAKINUMA, Hironari MIZUMURA
  • Patent number: 11250585
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a novel and improved information processing device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including an imaging position information acquisition unit configured to acquire imaging position information at a time when a structure is imaged which is acquired by an imaging device configured to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of certain flight information, and a damage data generating unit configured to use a captured image of the structure imaged by the imaging device and the imaging position information and to generate data related to damage of the structure including position information of damage of the structure included in the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Peter Duerr, Miki Shibuya, Hironari Mizumura
  • Patent number: 11237560
    Abstract: A control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Miki Shibuya, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Masaomi Nabeta, Takekazu Kakinuma, Hironari Mizumura
  • Publication number: 20210270610
    Abstract: Provided is a device including an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle, and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: KOHTARO SABE, HARUTO TAKEDA, PETER DUERR, SATORU SHIMIZU, TSUTOMU SAWADA, KOUSUKE SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11067396
    Abstract: Provided is a device including an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle, and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Satoru Shimizu, Tsutomu Sawada, Kousuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11067953
    Abstract: Apparatus for generating an optical pattern from image points in an image plane, including: a control unit; a micro-mirror array; an illumination unit controllable by the control unit; a focusing unit; the control unit being configured to control one or several micro-mirror groups formed of several micro-mirrors of the multitude of micro-mirrors such that the centroid beams reflected at the micro-mirrors of one of the micro-mirror groups meet in the image plane, and such that optical path lengths of the centroid beams reflected at the micro-mirrors of the respective micro-mirror group are equal from the illumination unit up to the image plane or differ by an integer multiple of a wavelength of the light beams in order to generate an image point of the image points in such a way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Dürr, Alexander Mai
  • Publication number: 20210198098
    Abstract: Arrangement for controlling micromechanical actuators, including a digital-to-analog converter and a plurality of micromechanical actuators; wherein the micromechanical actuators are coupled to a connecting structure; wherein the digital-to-analog converter is configured to provide a voltage to be applied to the connecting structure by an adjustable capacitive voltage division that is dependent on a digital input value of the digital-to-analog converter, wherein the digital-to-analog converter is configured to directly include a capacitance of the connecting structure in the capacitive voltage division.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Peter DUERR, Thomas PRESBERGER
  • Patent number: 11035675
    Abstract: Provided is a device including an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle, and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Satoru Shimizu, Tsutomu Sawada, Kousuke Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210072752
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210061642
    Abstract: A MEMS includes a substrate with a substrate extension that rises above a substrate plane. The MEMS includes a movable structural element, a first spring element that mechanically connects the movable structural element to the substrate extension, and a second spring element that mechanically connects the movable structural element to the substrate extension. The first spring element and the second spring element form a parallelogram guide of the movable structural element in relation to the substrate extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Peter DUERR, Andreas NEUDERT
  • Publication number: 20210053684
    Abstract: A method for transporting a rescue device from an aerial vehicle to a person to be rescued is provided. The rescue device is attached to the aerial vehicle. The method includes launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the aerial vehicle. An end portion of the rescue device is attached to the unmanned aerial vehicle via a first connection and a second connection. The end portion of the rescue device is releasable by the person to be rescued from the first connection for handover. The method further includes approaching the person to be rescued by the unmanned aerial vehicle in order to enable the person to be rescued to reach the end portion of the rescue device. Additionally, the method includes determining at the unmanned aerial vehicle whether the end portion of the rescue device is released from the first connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peter DÜRR, Henrik SCHÄFER, Bi WANG
  • Patent number: 10863096
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10807859
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an MEMS actuator with a substrate, at least one post attached to the substrate and a deflectable actuator body that is connected to the at least one post via at least one spring, wherein, during electrostatic, electromagnetic or magnetic force application, the actuator body takes a second position starting from a first position by a tilt-free translational movement, wherein the first position and the second position are different, and wherein in a top view of the MEMS actuator the actuator body is arranged outside an area spanned by the at least one post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Peter Duerr, Detlef Kunze, Andreas Neudert, Martin Friedrichs