Patents by Inventor Robert A. Sanchez

Robert A. Sanchez 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: 20240192065
    Abstract: A force/torque sensor includes an outer body structure, an inner body structure, and three sensor structure extending between the outer structure and the inner structure. Overload structures are positioned between the sensor structures. An overload structure includes an outer portion that has a plurality of outer facets, and an inner portion that has a plurality of corresponding opposing inner facets. The outer facets and the inner facets are configured to permit a limited predetermined amount of relative motion between the inner body structure and the outer body structure in at least six degrees of freedom from a neutral position, and to inhibit relative motion between the inner body structure and the outer body structure beyond the predetermined amount. An overload structure may be formed by separating a bridge using wire-cut electrical discharge machining, optionally performed in a single pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Samuel Kim, Roberto Sanchez Enkerlin, I-Hsiang Chen, Robert Joseph Brooks
  • Publication number: 20240187470
    Abstract: Portion- or tile-based video streaming concepts are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Philipp SKUPIN, Cornelius HELLGE, Thomas SCHIERL, Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Dimitri PODBORSKI
  • Patent number: 11997320
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Benjamin Bross, Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11991355
    Abstract: Concepts are described, including encoding of a video into data stream and decoding of a data stream having a video encoded thereinto, using motion compensation prediction between pictures of equal resolution and pictures of different resolution, based on motion vectors at a half-sample resolution and on motion vectors at a different resolution using interpolation filters to obtain sub-sample values within a reference sample array. The interpolation filter is selected from two interpolation filter versions different in a higher edge preserving property, and the selection is depending on whether a current picture is equal in picture resolution to the reference sample array in horizontal and/or vertical dimension, and/or a constraint information in the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin Bross, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Robert Skupin, Martin Winken, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Schierl, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20240155114
    Abstract: A video decoder for decoding a video from a data stream is configured to decode an indication from the data stream which is valid for a sequence of pictures of the video, and indicates that RASL pictures within the sequence of pictures are coded in a manner excluding a predetermined set of one or more coding tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Robert SKUPIN, Christian BARTNIK, Adam WIECKOWSKI, Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Cornelius HELLGE, Benjamin BROSS, Thomas SCHIERL, Thomas WIEGAND, Detlev MARPE
  • Publication number: 20240155108
    Abstract: A video decoder (151) for decoding an encoded video signal comprising encoded picture data to reconstruct a plurality of pictures of a video sequence of a video. The video decoder (151) comprises an input interface (160) configured for receiving the encoded video signal comprising the encoded picture data. Moreover, the video decoder (151) comprises a data decoder (170) configured for reconstructing the plurality of pictures of the video sequence depending on the encoded picture data. Moreover, further video decoders, video encoders, systems, methods for encoding and decoding, computer programs and encoded video signals according to embodiments are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Karsten SÜHRING, Cornelius HELLGE, Thomas SCHIERL, Robert SKUPIN, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Patent number: 11975702
    Abstract: A brake controller is provided as an inline plug between the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle or trailer. The electronics including an accelerometer and wireless communication radio are potted within a brake controller housing package. There is no conventional display or input controls on the exterior of the brake controller package. Input settings, and possibly output messages, are communicated through a smartphone or similar software or hardware application. The brake controller can identify a hazard lighting condition and avoid braking the towed vehicle during the hazard lighting condition, and can also distinguish when braking during signaling a turn, using the turn signals of the towing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CURT Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lange, III, Joecyl Sanchez, Harsh Desai
  • Patent number: 11973955
    Abstract: Concepts are described, including encoding, processing and decoding of a data stream having a video encoded thereinto, wherein the video comprises a plurality of pictures, wherein the data stream comprises a plurality of pictures in at least two layers, wherein the pictures of at least one layer are split into a predetermined layer-specific number of subpictures, one or more of the pictures or subpictures of one layer corresponds to one picture or subpictures in one or more other layer, and at least one of the subpictures comprises boundaries for boundary extension for motion compensation, and an indication that at least one of the boundaries of corresponding subpictures or corresponding pictures in different layers are aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Karsten Sühring, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Robert Skupin, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20240132494
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds having the following structure: or a stereoisomer, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, oxide, or solvate thereof. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds, methods of inhibiting activity of DYRK1A in a cell, methods of increasing cell proliferation in a population of pancreatic beta cells, methods of treating a subject for a condition associated with insufficient insulin secretion, and methods of treating a subject for a neurological disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Kunal KUMAR, Peng WANG, Roberto SANCHEZ, Adolfo OCAÑA, Andrew STEWART, Robert DEVITA
  • Patent number: 11968399
    Abstract: Video codec concepts which allows more effective video composition/merging and/or a more effective implementation of gradual decoding refresh are described along with concepts of allowing video composition/merging being more effective, for instance, in terms of complexity of the composition/merging task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Karsten Suehring, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20240129499
    Abstract: An interleaved multi-layered video data stream with interleaved decoding units of different layers is provided with further timing control information in addition to the timing control information reflecting the interleaved decoding unit arrangement. The additional timing control information pertains to either a fallback position according to which all decoding units of an access unit are treated at the decoded buffer access unit-wise, or a fallback position according to which an intermediate procedure is used: the interleaving of the DUs of different layers is reversed according to the additionally sent timing control information, thereby enabling a DU-wise treatment at the decoder's buffer, however, with no interleaving of decoding units relating to different layers. Both fallback positions may be present concurrently. Various advantageous embodiments and alternatives are the subject of the various claims attached herewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Karsten SUEHRING, Thomas Schierl, Detlev Marpe, Robert Skupin, Yago Sanchez de la Fuente, Gerhard Tech
  • Publication number: 20240129549
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Benjamin BROSS, Robert SKUPIN, Cornelius HELLGE, Thomas SCHIERL, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20240129550
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Benjamin BROSS, Robert SKUPIN, Cornelius HELLGE, Thomas SCHIERL, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20240129551
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Benjamin BROSS, Robert SKUPIN, Cornelius HELLGE, Thomas SCHIERL, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20240129552
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Benjamin BROSS, Robert SKUPIN, Cornelius HELLGE, Thomas SCHIERL, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20240129548
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Yago SÁNCHEZ DE LA FUENTE, Benjamin BROSS, Robert SKUPIN, Cornelius HELLGE, Thomas SCHIERL, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Patent number: 11962812
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Benjamin Bross, Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11962765
    Abstract: An apparatus for video decoding according to an embodiment is provided. The apparatus is configured to receive a video data stream having pictures of a video encoded thereinto. The video data stream comprises a plurality of access units, a plurality of SEI (supplemental enhancement information) messages and processing order information which defines a processing order of the plurality of SEI messages. The apparatus is configured to determine the processing order information to obtain information on the processing order of the plurality of SEI messages. The processing order information comprises information on an identifier for each SEI message of two or more SEI messages of the plurality of SEI messages, wherein the identifier of each SEI message of the two or more SEI messages is unique among the two or more SEI messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Benjamin Bross, Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Thomas Wiegand, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 11962813
    Abstract: Interpolation between explicitly signaled CPB (or HRD) parameters at selected bit rates is used to achieve a good compromise between CPB parameter transmission capacity and CPB parametrization effectiveness and may be, particularly, made in an effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Benjamin Bross, Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20240114157
    Abstract: The signalization of the inter-layer dependencies between layers of a multi-layered data stream is described. A good compromise between a too intensive restriction of the potential diversity of inter-layer dependencies on the one hand and a too complex signaling of the inter-layer dependencies on the other hand has been found by describing the inter-layer dependencies by way of a first inter-dependency syntax structure indicating inter-dependencies between pairs of different values representable by a base layer-ID and a second inter-dependency syntax structure indicating inter-dependencies between pairs of different values representable by an extension layer-ID, the base layer ID and extension layer ID indexing the layers the portions of the multi-layer data stream are associated with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Karsten SUEHRING, Thomas Schierl, Detlev Marpe, Robert Skupin, Yago Sanchez De La Fuente, Gerhard Tech