Patents by Inventor Ralf Mueller

Ralf Mueller 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: 10316693
    Abstract: An aircraft tail region including a cooling system installed in the aircraft tail region. The cooling system comprises a cooler, which forms a section of an outer skin of the aircraft tail region, and includes coolant channels allowing a flow of ambient air therethrough, and extending from a first surface of the cooler to a second surface of the cooler. The cooling system also includes a fan system, which is adapted to convey ambient air through the coolant channels of the cooler at least in specified operating phases of the cooling system, and a first opening, which is formed in the outer skin of the aircraft tail region, and which allows, in conveying operation of the fan system, ambient air which is supplied through the coolant channels of the cooler into an interior of the aircraft tail region to be discharged back into the aircraft environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf-Henning Stolte, Udo Krause, Bruno Stefes, Christian Mueller, Florian Elken, Uwe Wollrab
  • Publication number: 20190173933
    Abstract: A method for the transmission and adaption of data can include the steps of generating generic requirement documents, identifying a plurality of suitable communication patterns on the basis of the generic requirement documents, determining currently available transport options and their service quality across at least one communication network, and selecting a communication pattern from a plurality of suitable communication patterns based on the network transmission qualities of the at least one communication network. The method can utilize a first functional layer and a second functional layer that are integrated between a software application layer and a network access layer that each receive input documents that are independent of each other. The input documents of the second functional layer can contain transport-related information while the input documents of the first functional layer can contain application-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jurgen Totzke, Karl Klug, Paul Mueller, Tino Fleuren, Joachim Goetze, Ralf Steinmetz, Apostolos Papageorgiou, Ulrich Lampe, Phuoc Tran-Gia, Martina Zitterbart, Erwin Rathgeb, Adam Wolisz
  • Patent number: 10309712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooling device, in particular a freezer, comprising a cooling circuit having a compressor, at least one evaporator, and a condenser; a space for cooling goods that can be closed at its upper surface; and a coolant reservoir at least partially surrounding an upper region of the space for cooling goods, wherein the at least one evaporator is disposed in the coolant reservoir, and wherein the at least one evaporator at least partially surrounds the upper region of the space for cooling goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: B. Medical Systems, S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Josef Müller, Andreas Hoffmann, Ralf Thurmann
  • Patent number: 10310381
    Abstract: An illumination system for EUV projection lithography has a beam shaping optical unit for generating an EUV collective output beam from an EUV raw beam of a synchrotron-radiation-based light source. An output coupling optical unit serves for generating a plurality of EUV individual output beams from the EUV collective output beam. In each case a beam guiding optical unit serves for guiding the respective EUV individual output beam toward an object field in which a lithography mask is arrangable. The result is an illumination system with which EUV light of a synchrotron-radiation-based light source is guided to the greatest possible extent without losses and at the same time flexibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Patra, Ralf Mueller
  • Patent number: 10287959
    Abstract: A method for determining the aging of an oxidation catalyst in an exhaust gas aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine, having the following steps: ascertaining a soot burn rate of a particle filter of the exhaust gas aftertreatment system; adapting a function having at least one adaptation parameter to the soot burn rate dependent on at least one variable, a value of the adaptation parameter depending on an aging of the oxidation catalyst; and determining the aging of the oxidation catalyst using the adaptation parameter value ascertained by adapting the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MTU FRIEDRICHSHAFEN GMBH
    Inventors: Boban Maletic, Gerald Fast, Jens Niemeyer, Tim Späder, Ralf Müller
  • Patent number: 10286136
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for testing at least one function of a medical functional device which is inserted in and connected and compressed with a medical treatment apparatus, and/or a function of this treatment apparatus, wherein between a hydraulic device or a pneumatic unit of the treatment apparatus and the functional device at least one fluid communication is established. It further relates to a detection device which is programmed and/or configured for executing the method according to the invention as well as a medical treatment apparatus which comprises at least one detection device and/or is in signal transmission or is connected for signal transmission with it, a digital storage medium, a computer program product as well as a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Joachim Manke, Ralf Mueller, Ingo Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190114469
    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: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Sartor, Mori Hironori, Alexander Gatto, Ralf Müller
  • Publication number: 20190101832
    Abstract: A catadioptric projection objective for images an object field onto an image field via imaging radiation. The projection objective includes at least one reflective optical component and a measuring device. The reflective optical component, during the operation of the projection objective, reflects a first part of the imaging radiation and transmits a second part of the imaging radiation. The reflected, first part of the imaging radiation at least partly contributes to the imaging of the object field. The transmitted, second part of the imaging radiation is at least partly fed to a measuring device. This allows a simultaneous exposure of the photosensitive layer at the location of the image field with the imaging radiation and monitoring of the imaging radiation with the aid of the measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha Bleidistel, Toralf Gruner, Christoph Zaczek, Ralf Mueller
  • Patent number: 10241423
    Abstract: A method of operating a projection exposure tool for microlithography is provided. The projection exposure tool has a projection objective for imaging object structures on a mask into an image plane using electromagnetic radiation, during which imaging the electromagnetic radiation causes a change in optical properties of the projection objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Conradi, Michael Totzeck, Ulrich Loering, Dirk Juergens, Ralf Mueller, Christian Wald
  • Publication number: 20190086263
    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: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Gatto, Piergiorgio Sartor, Ralf Müller
  • Patent number: 10221744
    Abstract: A method for regenerating a particle filter during the operation of an internal combustion engine, having the following steps: detecting at least one loading parameter which is characteristic of a present loading of the particle filter, wherein an active regeneration measure can be carried out recurrently in a manner dependent on the loading parameter; determining a time window for a regeneration of the particle filter; and determining a prediction for an operating state of the internal combustion engine expected within the time window, wherein the active regeneration measure at a time indicated for it by the loading parameter is skipped if the prediction predicts that, within the time window, an operating state of the internal combustion engine will arise in which a regeneration of the particle filter takes place without an active regeneration measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MTU FRIEDRICHSHAFEN GMBH
    Inventor: Ralf Müller
  • Publication number: 20180351058
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component includes a reflective material, wherein the reflective material includes a surface, at least one optoelectronic semiconductor chip is embedded into the reflective material such that at least a top side of the optoelectronic semiconductor chip, the top side being configured to emit electromagnetic radiation and is not covered by the reflective material, the surface of the reflective material is formed in a manner extending parallel to the top side of the optoelectronic semiconductor chip and facing away from an underside of the optoelectronic semiconductor chip, the surface of the reflective material includes a contrast region, and the reflective material is superficially removed in the contrast region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Ralf Mueller, Ralf Staub, Christian Ziereis
  • Patent number: 10146137
    Abstract: A catadioptric projection objective for images an object field onto an image field via imaging radiation. The projection objective includes at least one reflective optical component and a measuring device. The reflective optical component, during the operation of the projection objective, reflects a first part of the imaging radiation and transmits a second part of the imaging radiation. The reflected, first part of the imaging radiation at least partly contributes to the imaging of the object field. The transmitted, second part of the imaging radiation is at least partly fed to a measuring device. This allows a simultaneous exposure of the photosensitive layer at the location of the image field with the imaging radiation and monitoring of the imaging radiation with the aid of the measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Sascha Bleidistel, Toralf Gruner, Christoph Zaczek, Ralf Mueller
  • Patent number: 10139734
    Abstract: An imaging optical unit for imaging an object field in an image field is disclosed. The imaging optical unit has an obscured pupil. This pupil has a center, through which a chief ray of a central field point passes. The imaging optical unit furthermore has a plurality of imaging optical components. A gravity center of a contiguous pupil obscuration region of the imaging optical unit lies decentrally in the pupil of the imaging optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Epple, Ralf Mueller, Hans-Juergen Rostalski
  • Publication number: 20180329619
    Abstract: An agricultural machine, such as a tractor, includes a control or regulating system for controlling and regulating a working assembly in order to perform an agricultural work order. The control and regulating system includes at least one control unit with a control program. The control program is configurable and/or loadable as a function of any one, any combination or all of: the agricultural work order; the attachable working assembly; or operator input relating to an agricultural work order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: CLAAS Tractor SAS
    Inventors: Jan Carsten Wieckhorst, Ralf Müller, Christian Ehlert, Claus Mörsch, Robin Schütte
  • Publication number: 20180272053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for testing at least one function of a medical functional device which is inserted in and connected and compressed with a medical treatment apparatus, and/or a function of this treatment apparatus, wherein between a hydraulic device or a pneumatic unit of the treatment apparatus and the functional device at least one fluid communication is established. It further relates to a detection device which is programmed and/or configured for executing the method according to the invention as well as a medical treatment apparatus which comprises at least one detection device and/or is in signal transmission or is connected for signal transmission with it, a digital storage medium, a computer program product as well as a computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Joachim Manke, Ralf Mueller, Ingo Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10082423
    Abstract: An electronic device including a processor configured to receive a first radiation measurement and determine a skin surface condition information based on the first radiation measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Gatto, Piergiorgio Sartor, Ralf Mueller
  • Publication number: 20180224750
    Abstract: An illumination system for EUV projection lithography has a beam shaping optical unit for generating an EUV collective output beam from an EUV raw beam of a synchrotron-radiation-based light source. An output coupling optical unit serves for generating a plurality of EUV individual output beams from the EUV collective output beam. In each case a beam guiding optical unit serves for guiding the respective EUV individual output beam toward an object field in which a lithography mask is arrangable. The result is an illumination system with which EUV light of a synchrotron-radiation-based light source is guided to the greatest possible extent without losses and at the same time flexibly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Patra, Ralf Mueller
  • Publication number: 20180214622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dialysis machine having a hydraulic system that is intended for providing a dialysis solution or an element of the dialysis solution, wherein the hydraulic system has a degassing pump for degassing the dialysis solution or an element of the dialysis solution, and having a pneumatic system in which a vacuum is present at least at times for operating a component of the dialysis machine, wherein there is a connection line between the suction side of the degassing pump and the pneumatic system for a vacuum generation in the pneumatic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf MUELLER, Soeren GRONAU
  • Patent number: 10004837
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for testing at least one function of a medical functional device which is inserted in and connected and compressed with a medical treatment apparatus, and/or a function of this treatment apparatus, wherein between a hydraulic device or a pneumatic unit of the treatment apparatus and the functional device at least one fluid communication is established. It further relates to a detection device which is programmed and/or configured for executing the method according to the invention as well as a medical treatment apparatus which comprises at least one detection device and/or is in signal transmission or is connected for signal transmission with it, a digital storage medium, a computer program product as well as a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Joachim Manke, Ralf Mueller, Ingo Schaefer