Patents by Inventor Rolf Fischer

Rolf Fischer 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: 10678844
    Abstract: Media capture apparatus and methods for obtaining metadata. Metadata may be collected and stored in a container independent of audio and/or image (media) content. Some container implementations may be configured to store metadata for a given interval, and media content for a portion of the interval. In action camera implementations, metadata may provide a context related to time, physical conditions of a person, location, surroundings of the video capture. In event recording applications, the metadata container may provide information related to a timeline of the event, environmental conditions, proximity of other capture devices. Metadata may be utilized for processing, viewing, and/or sharing of media content. Individual capture devices may communicate and/or combine metadata to one another in order to expand metadata content. Metadata, video and/or images may be shared between users and/or devices using a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 10402445
    Abstract: Content proxy may be obtained. Content may include video captured by an action camera. Content proxy may include metadata information obtained contemporaneous with the content and stored in a session container. Content proxy may include lower data rate version of the content (thumbnails). Content proxy information may be viewed and/or analyzed in order to obtain one or more highlights. Content portion corresponding to the highlight may be obtained. Multiple versions of content proxy obtained by multiple cameras may be used to identify, display, and/or share content portions in a multi-camera/multiuser applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer, Vadim Polonichko
  • Publication number: 20190012332
    Abstract: Content proxy may be obtained. Content may include video captured by an action camera. Content proxy may include metadata information obtained contemporaneous with the content and stored in a session container. Content proxy may include lower data rate version of the content (thumbnails). Content proxy information may be viewed and/or analyzed in order to obtain one or more highlights. Content portion corresponding to the highlight may be obtained. Multiple versions of content proxy obtained by multiple cameras may be used to identify, display, and/or share content portions in a multi-camera/multiuser applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer, Vadim Polonichko
  • Patent number: 10078644
    Abstract: Content proxy may be obtained. Content may include video captured by an action camera. Content proxy may include metadata information obtained contemporaneous with the content and stored in a session container. Content proxy may include lower data rate version of the content (thumbnails). Content proxy information may be viewed and/or analyzed in order to obtain one or more highlights. Content portion corresponding to the highlight may be obtained. Multiple versions of content proxy obtained by multiple cameras may be used to identify, display, and/or share content portions in a multi-camera/multiuser applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer, Vadim Polonichko
  • Publication number: 20180211355
    Abstract: Media capture apparatus and methods for obtaining metadata. Metadata may be collected and stored in a container independent of audio and/or image (media) content. Some container implementations may be configured to store metadata for a given interval, and media content for a portion of the interval. In action camera implementations, metadata may provide a context related to time, physical conditions of a person, location, surroundings of the video capture. In event recording applications, the metadata container may provide information related to a timeline of the event, environmental conditions, proximity of other capture devices. Metadata may be utilized for processing, viewing, and/or sharing of media content. Individual capture devices may communicate and/or combine metadata to one another in order to expand metadata content. Metadata, video and/or images may be shared between users and/or devices using a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 9922387
    Abstract: Media capture apparatus and methods for obtaining metadata. Metadata may be collected and stored in a container independent of audio and/or image (media) content. Some container implementations may be configured to store metadata for a given interval, and media content for a portion of the interval. In action camera implementations, metadata may provide a context related to time, physical conditions of a person, location, surroundings of the video capture. In event recording applications, the metadata container may provide information related to a timeline of the event, environmental conditions, proximity of other capture devices. Metadata may be utilized for processing, viewing, and/or sharing of media content. Individual capture devices may communicate and/or combine metadata to one another in order to expand metadata content. Metadata, video and/or images may be shared between users and/or devices using a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 9871994
    Abstract: Content proxy may be obtained. Content may include video captured by an action camera. Content proxy may include metadata information obtained contemporaneous with the content and stored in a session container. Content proxy may include lower data rate version of the content (thumbnails). Content proxy information may be viewed and/or analyzed in order to obtain one or more highlights. Content portion corresponding to the highlight may be obtained. Multiple versions of content proxy obtained by multiple cameras may be used to identify, display, and/or share content portions in a multi-camera/multiuser applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer
  • Publication number: 20070285209
    Abstract: Contemplated systems and methods for automated and controlled vehicle access comprise a vehicle associated reader that informationally cooperates with a reservation system at which a user places a reservation. At the vehicle, the reader automatically retrieves a unique information code from the user (e.g., in form of an RFID signal) and is transferred to and compared with an entry in the reservation system. Upon validation, access is granted to already known users, most preferably in combination with a further validation step (e.g., via keypad). Users with previously unknown unique information code are issued a temporary code by the reservation system, and upon validation of the temporary code and automatic retrieval of the unique information code, the reservation database is updated such that the unique information code replaces the temporary code. Preferably, access is then granted upon further validation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Karl Heusi, Rolf Fischer, Stephan Egli
  • Publication number: 20070036697
    Abstract: A multi-zone jacketed pipe reactor (2; 60; 90; 130) for carrying out exothermic gaseous phase reactions and with at least one reaction zone (I) working with vaporisation cooling, at least one reaction zone (II) working with circulation cooling and, possibly, with additional zones (III, IV) is characterised in that one reaction zone (I) working with vaporisation cooling forms the first reaction zone to which is connected an additional reaction zone (II) working with circulation cooling. In this way there occurs at the beginning of the reaction, when the latter is most violent, very intensive cooling at a precisely controllable temperature and especially as well a temperature that is constant across the entire cross-section of the reactor while subsequently in a subsequent reaction zone working with circulating cooling by means of global counter-flow guidance of the heat transfer agent a constant cooling of the reaction gas is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Friedrich Gutlhuber, Manfred Lehr, Gunnar Heydrich, Gunther Windecker, Stephan Schlitter, Michael Hesse, Markus Rosch, Alexander Weck, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 7091153
    Abstract: A material useful as catalyst for the hydrogenation of alpha, omega-dinitriles comprises (a) iron or a compound based on iron or mixtures thereof, (b) from 0.001 to 0.3% by weight based on (a) of a promoter based on 2, 3, 4 or 5 elements selected from the group consisting of aluminum, silicon, zirconium, titanium and vanadium, (c) from 0 to 0.3% by weight based on (a) of a compound based on an alkali and/or alkaline earth metal, and also (d) from 0.001 to 1% by weight based on (a) of manganese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Guido Voit, Rolf Fischer, Peter Bassler, Andreas Ansmann, Hermann Luyken, Martin Merger, Frank Ohlbach, Alwin Rehfinger
  • Patent number: 6852669
    Abstract: A material useful as catalyst for the hydrogenation of alpha, omega-dinitriles comprises (a) iron or a compound based on iron or mixtures thereof, (b) from 0.001 to 0.3% by weight based on (a) of a promoter based on 2, 3, 4 or 5 elements selected from the group consisting of aluminum, silicon, zirconium, titanium and vanadium, (c) from 0 to 0.3% by weight based on (a) of a compound based on an alkali and/or alkaline earth metal, and also (d) from 0.001 to 1% by weight based on (a) of manganese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Guido Voit, Rolf Fischer, Peter Bassler, Andreas Ansmann, Hermann Luyken, Martin Merger, Frank Ohlbach, Alwin Rehfinger
  • Publication number: 20050027638
    Abstract: A system and method for managing hedge funds is disclosed. The method comprises conducting market analysis to identify and filter a pool of financial instruments for the construction of a hedge portfolio database, conducting computerized quantitative analysis on combinations of the financial instruments in the hedge portfolio database to identify potential hedge positions, filtering at least one of the combinations based on filtering parameters to form a clearance combination, placing a trade order to open a hedge position based on the clearance combination, monitoring the hedge position to determine whether trading parameters have been met, and placing a trade order to close the hedge position. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Cannan Ng, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 6815388
    Abstract: Passivated iron useful as catalytically active component after activation is activated by hydrogen at elevated temperature and elevated pressure in the presence of a nitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Ohlbach, Rolf Fischer, Hermann Luyken, Johann-Peter Melder, Martin Merger, Andreas Ansmann, Peter Bassler
  • Publication number: 20040181095
    Abstract: A material useful as catalyst for the hydrogenation of alpha, omega-dinitriles comprises
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Guido Voit, Rolf Fischer, Peter Babetaler, Andreas Ansmann, Hermann Luyken, Martin Merger, Frank Ohlbach, Alwin Rehfinger
  • Patent number: 6683177
    Abstract: A process for preparing caprolactam by reacting 6-aminocapronitrile with water in the presence of catalysts comprises using a starting mixture of 6-aminocapronitrile and the tetrahydroazepine derivative of the formula and conducting the reaction in liquid phase in the presence of a heterogeneous catalyst. Also describes a process for preparing said tetrahydroazepine derivative I and its use for preparing caprolactam and polycaprolactam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eberhard Fuchs, Johann-Peter Melder, Werner Schnurr, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 6521763
    Abstract: In a process for preparing GBL by reaction of 1,4 butanediol over a copper catalyst, use is made of a 1,4 butanediol-containing reaction mixture which comprises further alcohols other than 1,4-butanediol and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Fischer, Rolf Pinkos
  • Patent number: 6462220
    Abstract: A process for the coproduction of 6-aminocapronitrile and hexamethylenediamine starting from adiponitrile by a) hydrogenating adiponitrile in the presence of a catalyst comprising an element of the eighth transition group as catalytically active component, to obtain a mixture comprising 6-aminocapronitrile, hexamethylenediamine, adiponitrile and high boilers, b) distillatively removing hexamethylenediamine from the mixture comprising 6-aminocapronitrile, hexamethylenediamine, adiponitrile and high boilers, and either cl) distillatively removing 6-aminocapronitrile, and then d1) distillatively removing adiponitrile, or c2) simultaneously distillatively removing 6-aminocapronitrile and adiponitrile into separate fractions is characterized by base of column temperatures below 185° C. in steps d1) or c2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hermann Luyken, Frank Ohlbach, Andreas Ansmann, Peter Bassler, Rolf Fischer, Johann-Peter Melder, Martin Merger, Alwin Rehfinger, Guido Voit, G√ľnther Achhammer
  • Patent number: 6441110
    Abstract: A process for preparing halogen-free, reactive polyisobutene having a terminal double bond content of more than 50 mol % and an average molecular weight Mn of 280-10000 dalton by the cationic polymerization in the liquid phase of isobutene or hydrocarbon mixtures comprising isobutene comprises polymerizing at from −30° C. to +40° C. in the presence of a heterogeneous polymerisation catalyst comprising one or more oxides of the elements of transition groups V and VI of the Periodic Table of the Elements or in the presence of a heterogeneous polymerization catalyst comprising one or more oxidic compounds of one or more elements of transition groups V and VI of the Periodic Table of the Elements supported on a non-zeolitic oxidic support material which is not an oxygen-containing zirconium compound, the catalyst not containing a technically effective amount of halogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Sigwart, Thomas Narbeshuber, Karsten Eller, Manfred Barl, Rolf Fischer, Eugen Gehrer
  • Patent number: 6433229
    Abstract: Preparation of cyclic, &agr;,&bgr;-unsaturated ketones of formula II by dehydrogenation of cyclic ketones which conform to formula I in which n denotes an integer from 1 to 10, and which may be substituted, at elevated temperature in the presence of catalysts in the vapor phase, wherein the reaction is carried out in the absence of oxygen or in the presence of less than 0.5 mol of oxygen per mol of compound I at temperatures ranging from 250° to 600° C. and using catalysts having a surface area (BET) of more than 0.5 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Fischer, Rolf Pinkos
  • Patent number: 6433192
    Abstract: In a process for preparing 1,4-butanediol, tetrahydrofuran and &ggr;-butyrolactone by oxidation of butane to give a product stream comprising maleic anhydride, absorption of maleic anhydride from the product stream using a high-boiling alcohol to give a liquid absorption product comprising monoesters and diesters of maleic acid and also high-boiling alcohol, after-esterification of the liquid absorption product and subsequent hydrogenation of the after-esterified product in the liquid phase, the high-boiling alcohol is a polyhydric alcohol having a boiling point at atmospheric pressure of above 233° C. and the after-esterified product has an acid number of less than 30 mg KOH/g and a water content of less than 1% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Fischer, Gerd Kaibel, Rolf Pinkos, Ralf-Thomas Rahn