Patents by Inventor Thomas Hempel

Thomas Hempel 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: 10713033
    Abstract: A method allows for the adaptation of the firmware of a hearing aid of a hearing aid system without compromising the convenience of the respective wearer of the hearing aid. The method is performed by a hearing aid system, which is configured for the correspondingly convenient adaptation of the firmware of the hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Hempel
  • Publication number: 20200165955
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an exhaust system, especially for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, includes providing an exhaust gas-guiding component (26) with a wall (38) made of a metallic material and providing a sensor-mounting connector (22), to be fixed at the wall. The sensor-mounting connector includes a sensor-mounting area (28) to be positioned outside the exhaust gas-guiding component, and a connection area (34), which is to be positioned such that the connection area meshes with the wall. The connection area is pressed against an outer surface (40) of the wall of the exhaust gas-guiding component in a fastening area (39) of the wall, and at the same time rotated about a longitudinal axis (A) of the connector to penetrate into the material forming the wall and a connection in substance is established between the metallic material of the wall and the metallic material of the sensor-mounting connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin RÖHR, Damir KRAJINOVIC, Thomas MÜLLER, Frank HEMPEL, Benjamin DEUSCHER
  • Patent number: 10372828
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, computer program products, and methods to assess translation quality are described herein. In an aspect, a translated text is received during translation of content from a source language to a target language. The received translated text is detected as an incorrect translation by analyzing a number of quality checks in a translation quality algorithm. An error category corresponding to the incorrect translation is determined based on a root cause of the incorrect translation. Further, a counter is incremented in a corresponding error category. When the counter exceeds a threshold, an action to prevent submission of the translation is triggered based on a combined error score. The combined error score is a combined weighted error score from error categories which have exceeded their respective thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Yvonne Miklosch, Ralph Debusmann, Michail Vasiltschenko, Thomas Alcantara Kliche, Abdallah El Sahhar, Susanne Hempel, Yu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180349126
    Abstract: A method allows for the adaptation of the firmware of a hearing aid of a hearing aid system without compromising the convenience of the respective wearer of the hearing aid. The method is performed by a hearing aid system, which is configured for the correspondingly convenient adaptation of the firmware of the hearing aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: THOMAS HEMPEL
  • Publication number: 20090077493
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in which the output of a multimode user interface is optimized according to the currently used input procedure or the currently used input device, thus allowing pictograms to be displayed on a screen during manual input, for example, said pictograms then being replaced by texts visualizing spoken commands when switching to voice input. The output is thus kept as concise as possible and as detailed as necessary at any time, resulting in increased comfort for the user. The multimode user interface is suitable for vehicle cockpits, personal computers, and all types of mobile terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hempel, Roman Vilimek
  • Patent number: 7443819
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for managing relocation of one or more scrambling codes in a spread spectrum wireless communications system. The method comprises detecting an indication for a serving radio network subsystem relocation that causes a user equipment to leave a first radio network controller and selectively transiting, through an intermediate transition, at least one scrambling code of the one or more scrambling codes associated with an uplink from the first radio network controller to a second radio network controller for the user equipment in response to the indication. The first radio network controller may maintain three pools of scrambling codes, namely, a first pool of one or more relocated scrambling codes (SCs), a second pool of one or more free scrambling codes and a third pool for each of one or more used scrambling codes. By avoiding an early reuse, an uplink scrambling code may be assigned to a particular UE because a target radio network controller, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Hempel, Mirko Schacht, Sudeep Palat
  • Publication number: 20070168971
    Abstract: Multi-tiered model-based application testing is described, including receiving metadata from the application, the metadata being associated with one or more layers of the application, using the metadata to develop a script configured to test a feature of an application model, and converting the metadata to develop another script configured to test another feature of the application model, wherein the another script is generated by the test framework
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: Epiphany, Inc.
    Inventors: Semyon Royzen, Thomas Hempel
  • Publication number: 20070092069
    Abstract: A method for testing an enterprise application program is provided. In this method, metadata is received from the enterprise application program and a test script is generated based on the metadata. The test script then is translated to a user interface action. A system and computer readable medium for testing the enterprise application program also are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Semyon Royzen, Thomas Hempel
  • Publication number: 20060215625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for managing relocation of one or more scrambling codes in a spread spectrum wireless communications system. The method comprises detecting an indication for a serving radio network subsystem relocation that causes a user equipment to leave a first radio network controller and selectively transiting, through an intermediate transition, at least one scrambling code of the one or more scrambling codes associated with an uplink from the first radio network controller to a second radio network controller for the user equipment in response to the indication. The first radio network controller may maintain three pools of scrambling codes, namely, a first pool of one or more relocated scrambling codes (SCs), a second pool of one or more free scrambling codes and a third pool for each of one or more used scrambling codes. By avoiding an early reuse, an uplink scrambling code may be assigned to a particular UE because a target radio network controller, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Hempel, Mirko Schacht, Sudeep Palat
  • Patent number: 6444319
    Abstract: So that a method for the surface coating of an interior fitting for vehicles with a lacquer or resin layer, in which the interior fitting to be coated is inserted into a cavity of a molding tool, the inner wall of which is at a defined distance from the interior fitting in the region of the interior fitting surface to be coated and thereby forms a clearance extending over the entire surface to be coated and having a substantially constant thickness, and in which a liquid surface coating material is introduced into the clearance and is cured there, can be developed in such a way that the quality of the surface coating is improved as far as possible without additional after-working, it is proposed that the surface coating material have at least two components which are mixed with one another in a mixing and feeding assembly immediately before the filling of the clearance and are fed to the clearance, and that, after the clearance has been filled, the molding tool be separated from the mixing and feeding assembl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Erwin Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Berg, Thomas Hempel, Ralf Kupferer
  • Patent number: 6104552
    Abstract: An exterior rearview mirror for vehicles incorporates a forward vision improving system allowing improved visibility of the opposite roadway forward of the vehicle for safer passing. Preferably, the forward vision system includes a pair of prisms mounted in a mirror housing, one of which is directed at an angle of incidence past and to the left of a front, slower vehicle, the other of which receives the image from the first, and is positioned in the driver's line of sight. In one embodiment of the vision system, the front prism of the pair of prisms is replaced by a divergent lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Thau, Thomas Hempel, Herwig Polzer
  • Patent number: 6069756
    Abstract: A manually adjustable mirror (1) comprising a mirror foot (4) and a mirror housing (2). The mirror housing (2) is rotatably connected to the mirror foot (4) by a fastening member (11) such that the mirror housing (2) is rotatable about at least two axes. Two transducers (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b) are disposed within the mirror housing (2). Two corresponding operation elements (10, 10a, 10b, 17) are mounted within the mirror housing (2) and moveable relative to the mirror housing (2). The operation elements (10, 10a, 10b, 17) are selectively engageable with the transducers (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b) to move the transducers (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b) in response to movement of the mirror housing (2). The transducers (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b) can then detect the relative movement of the mirror housing (2) to the mirror foot (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Magna Reflex Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Heinz, Thomas Hempel
  • Patent number: 6030105
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interior space lighting unit for a car having a housing including a lower side and an upper side. The lower side is provided with a lower window behind which a first lamp is arranged, and the upper side is provided with an upper window behind which a second lamp is arranged. A switch is coupled to the current supply circuit for the lamps and is mounted to the housing. The housing is adapted to be mounted to a tiltable support such as the rear window on a vehicle tailgate, for illuminating the passenger or luggage space in case the tailgate is closed, or the loading area and/or luggage space in case the tailgate is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Thau, Thomas Hempel