Patents by Inventor Ralf Müller

Ralf Müller 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: 20220244949
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for use with a cloud computing environment, for creating or updating tenant artifacts using microservices. A multi-tenant cloud service provides a loosely-coupled and distributed approach for consistently creating or updating tenant artifacts through the use of multiple independent microservice's lifecycle containers, each having their own requirements during the creation or update of a tenant instance. The development and packaging of lifecycle containers is simplified by managing the software code responsible for artifact creation or update within a microservice code repository. The system can use a deployment approach of loosely-coupled microservice lifecycle containers together with an infrastructure lifecycle service that coordinates tenant artifact creation/update across multiple microservices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Arif Iqbal, Lokesh Madan, Ralf Mueller
  • Patent number: 11400515
    Abstract: The production of engine parts with a complex geometrical structure. More particularly, a method for producing a complex part, comprising making available a first component, having a thermal expansion coefficient of the first component; a first joining surface; and a first bearing surface; making available a second component, having a thermal expansion coefficient of the second component; a second joining surface; a second bearing surface; and making available a jacket element, having a thermal expansion coefficient of the jacket element; and a jacket-element bearing surface; and heating the first component, the second component and the jacket element from a first temperature to a second temperature in order to carry out a joining process on the first component and the second component. Furthermore, a part, in particular for a gas turbine engine for an aircraft, and to a gas turbine engine of this kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Ralf Mueller, Enrico Daenicke
  • Publication number: 20220218975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reinfusion tube system that includes a reinfusion fluid tubing with a pre-pump loop section, a post-pump loop section, and a pump loop section; and one of a check valve positioned at an end or between the ends of the reinfusion fluid tubing such that it is provided to block fluid flow through the check valve in a direction from the post-pump loop section to the pre-pump loop section, and a check valve adapter including a check valve. The check valve adapter can be configured to be connected to an end or to be positioned between the ends of the reinfusion fluid tubing such that the check valve is provided to block fluid flow through the check valve in a direction from the post-pump loop section to the pre-pump loop section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Juergen Haecker, Joachim Manke, Ralf Mueller, Edoardo Davico
  • Patent number: 11335078
    Abstract: A system including circuitry configured to determine a reflectance feature of a liquid based on reflectance image data generated based on multispectral image data of the liquid; determine a structural feature of the liquid based on image data of the liquid; and to provide quality information of the liquid based on the reflectance feature and the structural feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Gatto, Piergiorgio Sartor, Ralf Müller, Mori Hironori, Oliver Erdler
  • Publication number: 20220130036
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus having circuitry which performs object recognition on image data in order to recognize individual fruits and determines a harvest point of time for each recognized individual fruit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander GATTO, Ralf MUELLER, Hironori MORI, Piergiorgio SARTOR
  • Publication number: 20220090296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicon carbide (SiC) substrate with improved mechanical and electrical characteristics. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for producing a bulk SiC crystal in a physical vapor transport growth system. The silicon carbide substrate comprises an inner region (102) which constitutes at least 30% of a total surface area of said substrate (100), a ring shaped peripheral region (104) radially surrounding the inner region (102), wherein a mean concentration of a dopant in the inner region (102) differs by at maximum 5·1018 cm?3, preferably 1·1018 cm?3, from the mean concentration of this dopant in the peripheral region (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Michael VOGEL, Bernhard ECKER, Ralf MÜLLER, Matthias STOCKMEIER, Arnd-Dietrich WEBER
  • Patent number: 11261536
    Abstract: A bulk SiC single crystal is produced by placing an SiC seed crystal in a crystal growth region of a growth crucible, and introducing SiC source material into an SiC reservoir region, and the bulk SiC single crystal is grown on from an SiC growth gas phase by deposition. The growth crucible is surrounded by an insulation that extends rotationally symmetrically and axially towards the central middle longitudinal axis. The insulation has mutually concentric insulation cylinder components and the insulation is notionally divided into insulation ring segments that are in turn notionally divided into volume elements. The insulation cylinder components are selected and positioned relative to one another such that every volume element of the insulation ring segment in question has a volume element density varying by not more than 10% from an average insulation ring segment density of the insulation ring segment in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SiCrystal GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Ecker, Ralf Mueller, Matthias Stockmeier, Michael Vogel, Arnd-Dietrich Weber
  • Patent number: 11236438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicon carbide (SiC) substrate with improved mechanical and electrical characteristics. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for producing a bulk SiC crystal in a physical vapor transport growth system. The silicon carbide substrate comprises an inner region (102) which constitutes at least 30% of a total surface area of said substrate (100), a ring shaped peripheral region (104) radially surrounding the inner region (102), wherein a mean concentration of a dopant in the inner region (102) differs by at maximum 5·1018 cm?3, preferably 1·1018 cm?3, from the mean concentration of this dopant in the peripheral region (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SICRYSTAL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Vogel, Bernhard Ecker, Ralf Müller, Matthias Stockmeier, Arnd-Dietrich Weber
  • Publication number: 20220012515
    Abstract: A system including circuitry configured to process multispectral image data of a meal to obtain information on the contents of the meal; and generate, based on the obtained information, a query with guidance to change image capture settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander GATTO, Piergiorgio SARTOR, Ralf MÜLLER, Mori HIRONORI, Oliver ERDLER
  • Patent number: 11154645
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for dosing a substituate produced by a blood treatment apparatus. Dosing for the present disclosure is via a hydraulic system of the blood treatment apparatus, the hydraulic system having at least one dialysis liquid supply line which leads into a dialyzer and at least one substituate line. Regulating or controlling the size of the share which passes through the second filtration stage is performed by affecting at least one conveying apparatus and/or at least one flow limitation device and/or a flow divider valve, which are each located or which each operate in the dialysis liquid supply line and/or the substituate line and/or in the branch line which connects the dialysis liquid Supply line with the substituate line. The present disclosure further relates to a control device, a blood treatment apparatus, and a medical functional apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Juergen Haecker, Ralf Mueller
  • Patent number: 11132571
    Abstract: A system including circuitry configured to process multispectral image data of a meal to obtain information on the contents of the meal; and generate, based on the obtained information, a query with guidance to change image capture settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Gatto, Piergiorgio Sartor, Ralf Müller, Mori Hironori, Oliver Erdler
  • Publication number: 20210237520
    Abstract: A prime mover, such as a tractor, is disclosed. The prime mover includes a drivetrain, a driver assistance system, and a tire pressure control system. The tire pressure control system is equipped with pneumatic components for setting and adapting a tire pressure of at least one of the tires of the prime mover and an attachment to the prime mover. The drivetrain includes at least one drive motor, one gearbox, at least one power take-off, and at least one ancillary unit. The driver assistance system controls the tire pressure control system and includes a computing unit, a memory unit, and an input/output unit. In particular, the driver assistance system includes an automatic tire pressure controller that operates based on a characteristic curve and is configured for optimized control of the tire pressure control system depending on selectable control strategies and/or optimization target variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: CLAAS Tractor SAS
    Inventors: Christian Ehlert, Jan Carsten Wieckhorst, Christian Birkmann, Robin Schütte, Ralf Müller
  • Patent number: 11041254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chamfered silicon carbide substrate which is essentially monocrystalline, and to a corresponding method of chamfering a silicon carbide substrate. The silicon carbide substrate (100) comprises a main surface (102) and a circumferential end face surface (114) which is essentially perpendicular to the main surface (102), and a chamfered peripheral region (110), wherein a first bevel surface (106) of the chamfered peripheral region (110) includes a first bevel angle (a1) with said main surface (102), and wherein a second bevel surface (108) of the chamfered peripheral region (110) includes a second bevel angle (a2) with said end face surface (114), wherein, in more than 75% of the peripheral region, said first bevel angle (a1) has a value in a range between 20° and 50°, and said second bevel angle (a2) has a value in a range between 45° and 75°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SICRYSTAL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Vogel, Bernhard Ecker, Ralf Müller, Arnd-Dietrich Weber, Matthias Stockmeier
  • Publication number: 20210163005
    Abstract: A prime mover and a method for operating a prime mover are disclosed. The prime mover, which may be a tractor, includes a drivetrain and is configured to attach to an attachment. The drivetrain includes at least one drive motor, a gearbox, at least one power take-off, and at least one ancillary unit. The prime mover has a driver assistance system that controls the drivetrain and that includes a computing unit, a memory unit, and an input/output unit. The driver assistance system comprises an engine droop governor that works based on a characteristic curve, wherein the engine droop governor is configured for optimized control of the drivetrain depending on selectable control strategies saved in the memory unit and/or optimization target variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: CLAAS Tractor SAS
    Inventors: Christian Ehlert, Jan Carsten Wieckhorst, Christian Birkmann, Robin Schütte, Ralf Müller, Dennis Neitemeier
  • Publication number: 20210146499
    Abstract: A vibratory grinding device has a work container and a grinding body removal device by which grinding bodies can be led out of the work container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ralf Müller, Dennis Eichenberg
  • Publication number: 20210146857
    Abstract: A support element fastens an interior lining part to a structural part of a vehicle, wherein the interior lining part is fastenable to the structural part via the support element. The support element has at least one deformation region which is of meandering design in at least one plane and is deformable under the application of a force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Harald DISTLER, Sascha ENGEL, Ralf MUELLER, Andreas PETERMANN, Wolfgang WITEK
  • Publication number: 20210148006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicon carbide (SiC) substrate with improved mechanical and electrical characteristics. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for producing a bulk SiC crystal in a physical vapor transport growth system. The silicon carbide substrate comprises an inner region (102) which constitutes at least 30% of a total surface area of said substrate (100), a ring shaped peripheral region (104) radially surrounding the inner region (102), wherein a mean concentration of a dopant in the inner region (102) differs by at maximum 5·1018 cm?3, preferably 1·1018 cm?3, from the mean concentration of this dopant in the peripheral region (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Michael VOGEL, Bernhard ECKER, Ralf MÜLLER, Matthias STOCKMEIER, Arnd-Dietrich WEBER
  • Patent number: 10937932
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component includes a carrier, an optoelectronic arrangement, and a potting material, wherein the optoelectronic arrangement includes an optoelectronic semiconductor chip, the optoelectronic arrangement is arranged above a top side of the carrier, the potting material is arranged above the top side of the carrier such that the optoelectronic arrangement is embedded into the potting material, a radiation emission face of the optoelectronic arrangement is not covered by the potting material, and a surface of the potting material is formed above the radiation emission face in relation to the top side of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Nagel, Klaus Reingruber, Simone Brantl, Konrad Wagner, Ralf Müller
  • Patent number: 10900836
    Abstract: A reflectometer has a depth sensor which obtains distance information between the depth sensor and an object, a light source which emits light having a calibrated light spectrum, a spectral sensor which collects spectral information from light reflected from the object, and a circuitry. The circuitry calculates a reflectance spectrum for the object based on the distance information and the spectral information collected from light being reflected from the object, wherein the light originates from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Gatto, Piergiorgio Sartor, Ralf Müller
  • Patent number: 10853624
    Abstract: An apparatus has a circuitry which detects a first biometric feature of a user; detects a second biometric feature of the user, wherein the second biometric feature is detected based on image data representing the second biometric feature, and wherein the second biometric feature differs from the first biometric feature; and estimates an illumination indication for the second biometric feature, based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Sartor, Mori Hironori, Alexander Gatto, Ralf Müller