Patents by Inventor Ralf Geiger

Ralf Geiger 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: 10885924
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an enhanced signal from an input signal, wherein the enhanced signal has spectral values for an enhancement spectral region, the spectral values for the enhancement spectral regions not being contained in the input signal, includes a mapper for mapping a source spectral region of the input signal to a target region in the enhancement spectral region, the source spectral region including a noise-filling region; and a noise filler configured for generating first noise values for the noise-filling region in the source spectral region of the input signal and for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from the first noise values or for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from first noise values in the source region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Andreas Niedermeier, Matthias Neusinger, Konstantin Schmidt, Stephan Wilde, Benjamin Schubert, Christian Neukam
  • Publication number: 20200395024
    Abstract: A schematic block diagram of an audio encoder for encoding a multichannel audio signal is shown. The audio encoder includes a linear prediction domain encoder, a frequency domain encoder, and a controller for switching between the linear prediction domain encoder and the frequency domain encoder. The controller is configured such that a portion of the multichannel signal is represented either by an encoded frame of the linear prediction domain encoder or by an encoded frame of the frequency domain encoder. The linear prediction domain encoder includes a downmixer for downmixing the multichannel signal to obtain a downmixed signal. The linear prediction domain encoder further includes a linear prediction domain core encoder for encoding the downmix signal and furthermore, the linear prediction domain encoder includes a first joint multichannel encoder for generating first multichannel information from the multichannel signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Guillaume FUCHS, Emmanuel RAVELLI, Christian NEUKAM, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Conrad BENNDORF, Andreas NIEDERMEIER, Benjamin SCHUBERT, Ralf GEIGER
  • Patent number: 10847167
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a decoded two-channel signal includes: an audio processor for decoding an encoded two-channel signal to obtain a first set of first spectral portions; a parametric decoder for providing parametric data for a second set of second spectral portions and a two-channel identification identifying either a first or a second different two-channel representation for the second spectral portions; and a frequency regenerator for regenerating a second spectral portion depending on a first spectral portion of the first set of first spectral portions, the parametric data for the second portion and the two-channel identification for the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Frederik Nagel, Ralf Geiger, Balaji Nagendran Thoshkahna, Konstantin Schmidt, Stefan Bayer, Christian Neukam, Bernd Edler, Christian Helmrich
  • Publication number: 20200335117
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding data segments representing a time-domain data stream, a data segment being encoded in the time domain or in the frequency domain, a data segment being encoded in the frequency domain having successive blocks of data representing successive and overlapping blocks of time-domain data samples. The apparatus includes a time-domain decoder for decoding a data segment being encoded in the time domain and a processor for processing the data segment being encoded in the frequency domain and output data of the time-domain decoder to obtain overlapping time-domain data blocks. The apparatus further includes an overlap/add-combiner for combining the overlapping time-domain data blocks to obtain a decoded data segment of the time-domain data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Ralf GEIGER, Max NEUENDORF, Yoshikazu YOKOTANI, Nikolaus RETTELBACH, Juergen HERRE, Stefan GEYERSBERGER
  • Patent number: 10777208
    Abstract: A schematic block diagram of an audio encoder for encoding a multichannel audio signal is shown. The audio encoder includes a linear prediction domain encoder, a frequency domain encoder, and a controller for switching between the linear prediction domain encoder and the frequency domain encoder. The controller is configured such that a portion of the multichannel signal is represented either by an encoded frame of the linear prediction domain encoder or by an encoded frame of the frequency domain encoder. The linear prediction domain encoder includes a downmixer for downmixing the multichannel signal to obtain a downmixed signal. The linear prediction domain encoder further includes a linear prediction domain core encoder for encoding the downmix signal and furthermore, the linear prediction domain encoder includes a first joint multichannel encoder for generating first multichannel information from the multichannel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Guillaume Fuchs, Emmanuel Ravelli, Christian Neukam, Konstantin Schmidt, Conrad Benndorf, Andreas Niedermeier, Benjamin Schubert, Ralf Geiger
  • Publication number: 20200282078
    Abstract: A method for treating a subject having a medical conditions associated with inflammation and/or an unwanted immune response, and said subject does not have an alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, wherein the method includes administering genetically modified mesenchymal stem cells to the subject, wherein said genetically modified mesenchymal stem cells include an exogenous nucleic acid including (i) an Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) encoding region operably linked to (ii) a promoter or promoter/enhancer combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Christine GÜNTHER, Sabine GEIGER-SCHREDELSEKER, Felix HERMANN, Ralf HUSS, Daria Larissa FORSTER
  • Publication number: 20200272685
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for performing modified cosine transformation (MDCT) with an analysis/synthesis windowing function, using an analysis windowing function having a meandering portion which passes a linear function in correspondence of at least four points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Markus SCHNELL, Manfred LUTZKY, Alexander TSCHEKALINSKIJ, Ralf GEIGER
  • Publication number: 20200265847
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for performing modified cosine transformation (MDCT) with an analysis/synthesis windowing function, using an analysis windowing function having a meandering portion which passes a linear function in correspondence of at least four points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Markus SCHNELL, Manfred LUTZKY, Alexander TSCHEKALINSKIJ, Ralf GEIGER
  • Patent number: 10714110
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding data segments representing a time-domain data stream, a data segment being encoded in the time domain or in the frequency domain, a data segment being encoded in the frequency domain having successive blocks of data representing successive and overlapping blocks of time-domain data samples. The apparatus includes a time-domain decoder for decoding a data segment being encoded in the time domain and a processor for processing the data segment being encoded in the frequency domain and output data of the time-domain decoder to obtain overlapping time-domain data blocks. The apparatus further includes an overlap/add-combiner for combining the overlapping time-domain data blocks to obtain a decoded data segment of the time-domain data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Geiger, Max Neuendorf, Yoshikazu Yokotani, Nikolaus Rettelbach, Juergen Herre, Stefan Geyersberger
  • Publication number: 20200152209
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded multichannel signal includes: a base channel decoder for decoding an encoded base channel to obtain a decoded base channel; a decorrelation filter for filtering at least a portion of the decoded base channel to obtain a filling signal; and a multichannel processor for performing a multichannel processing using a spectral representation of the decoded base channel and a spectral representation of the filling signal, wherein the decorrelation filter is a broad band filter and the multichannel processor is configured to apply a narrow band processing to the spectral representation of the decoded base channel and the spectral representation of the filling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jan BÜTHE, Franz REUTELHUBER, Sascha DISCH, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Ralf GEIGER
  • Publication number: 20200090668
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an enhanced signal from an input signal, wherein the enhanced signal has spectral values for an enhancement spectral region, the spectral values for the enhancement spectral regions not being contained in the input signal, includes a mapper for mapping a source spectral region of the input signal to a target region in the enhancement spectral region, the source spectral region including a noise-filling region; and a noise filler configured for generating first noise values for the noise-filling region in the source spectral region of the input signal and for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from the first noise values or for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from first noise values in the source region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Andreas Niedermeier, Matthias Neusinger, Konstantin Schmidt, Stephan Wilde, Benjamin Schubert, Christian Neukam
  • Patent number: 10593345
    Abstract: Apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal including an encoded core signal and parametric data, including: a core decoder for decoding the encoded core signal to obtain a decoded core signal; an analyzer for analyzing the decoded core signal before or after performing a frequency regeneration operation to provide an analysis result; and a frequency regenerator for regenerating spectral portions not included in the decoded core signal using a spectral portion of the decoded core signal, the parametric data, and the analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Christian Helmrich, Frederik Nagel, Christian Neukam, Konstantin Schmidt, Michael Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200082841
    Abstract: Apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal including an encoded core signal and parametric data, including: a core decoder for decoding the encoded core signal to obtain a decoded core signal; an analyzer for analyzing the decoded core signal before or after performing a frequency regeneration operation to provide an analysis result; and a frequency regenerator for regenerating spectral portions not included in the decoded core signal using a spectral portion of the decoded core signal, the parametric data, and the analysis result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Ralf GEIGER, Christian HELMRICH, Frederik NAGEL, Christian NEUKAM, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Michael FISCHER
  • Patent number: 10573334
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal, includes a spectral domain audio decoder for generating a first decoded representation of a first set of first spectral portions, the decoded representation having a first spectral resolution; a parametric decoder for generating a second decoded representation of a second set of second spectral portions having a second spectral resolution being lower than the first spectral resolution; a frequency regenerator for regenerating every constructed second spectral portion having the first spectral resolution using a first spectral portion and spectral envelope information for the second spectral portion; and a spectrum time converter for converting the first decoded representation and the reconstructed second spectral portion into a time representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Frederik Nagel, Ralf Geiger, Balaji Nagendran Thoshkahna, Konstantin Schmidt, Stefan Bayer, Christian Neukam, Bernd Edler, Christian Helmrich
  • Publication number: 20200020343
    Abstract: An approach is described that obtains spectrum coefficients for a replacement frame of an audio signal. A tonal component of a spectrum of an audio signal is detected based on a peak that exists in the spectra of frames preceding a replacement frame. For the tonal component of the spectrum a spectrum coefficients for the peak and its surrounding in the spectrum of the replacement frame is predicted, and for the non-tonal component of the spectrum a non-predicted spectrum coefficient for the replacement frame or a corresponding spectrum coefficient of a frame preceding the replacement frame is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Janine Sukowski, Ralph Sperschneider, Goran Markovic, Wolfgang Jaegers, Christian Helmrich, Bernd Edler, Ralf Geiger
  • Patent number: 10529348
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an enhanced signal from an input signal, wherein the enhanced signal has spectral values for an enhancement spectral region, the spectral values for the enhancement spectral regions not being contained in the input signal, includes a mapper for mapping a source spectral region of the input signal to a target region in the enhancement spectral region, the source spectral region including a noise-filling region; and a noise filler configured for generating first noise values for the noise-filling region in the source spectral region of the input signal and for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from the first noise values or for generating second noise values for a noise region in the target region, wherein the second noise values are decorrelated from first noise values in the source region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Andreas Niedermeier, Matthias Neusinger, Konstantin Schmidt, Stephan Wilde, Benjamin Schubert, Christian Neukam
  • Patent number: 10515652
    Abstract: Apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal including an encoded core signal, including: a core decoder for decoding the encoded core signal to obtain a decoded core signal; a tile generator for generating one or more spectral tiles having frequencies not included in the decoded core signal using a spectral portion of the decoded core signal; and a cross-over filter for spectrally cross-over filtering the decoded core signal and a first frequency tile having frequencies extending from a gap filling frequency to an upper border frequency or for spectrally cross-over filtering a first frequency tile and a second frequency tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Ralf Geiger, Christian Helmrich, Frederik Nagel, Christian Neukam, Konstantin Schmidt, Michael Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190378528
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for synthesizing an audio signal are described. A spectral tilt is applied to the code of a codebook used for synthesizing a current frame of the audio signal. The spectral tilt is based on the spectral tilt of the current frame of the audio signal. Further, an audio decoder operating in accordance with the inventive approach is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Tom BAECKSTROEM, Ralf GEIGER, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Emmanuel RAVELLI
  • Publication number: 20190371355
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal, includes: a spectral domain audio decoder for generating a first decoded representation of a first set of first spectral portions being spectral prediction residual values; a frequency regenerator for generating a reconstructed second spectral portion using a first spectral portion of the first set of first spectral portions, wherein the reconstructed second spectral portion additionally includes spectral prediction residual values; and an inverse prediction filter for performing an inverse prediction over frequency using the spectral residual values for the first set of first spectral portions and the reconstructed second spectral portion using prediction filter information included in the encoded audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Frederik NAGEL, Ralf GEIGER, Balaji Nagendran THOSHKAHNA, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Stefan BAYER, Christian NEUKAM, Bernd EDLER, Christian HELMRICH
  • Patent number: 10475455
    Abstract: An approach is described that obtains spectrum coefficients for a replacement frame of an audio signal. A tonal component of a spectrum of an audio signal is detected based on a peak that exists in the spectra of frames preceding a replacement frame. For the tonal component of the spectrum a spectrum coefficients for the peak and its surrounding in the spectrum of the replacement frame is predicted, and for the non-tonal component of the spectrum a non-predicted spectrum coefficient for the replacement frame or a corresponding spectrum coefficient of a frame preceding the replacement frame is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Janine Sukowski, Ralph Sperschneider, Goran Markovic, Wolfgang Jaegers, Christian Helmrich, Bernd Edler, Ralf Geiger