Patents by Inventor Thomas Kuchler

Thomas Kuchler 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: 10404490
    Abstract: A processing module for a receiver device configured to provide for processing of a frame received by the receiver device from a transmitter device, the at least one frame comprising a plurality of repeating predetermined synchronization symbols for providing synchronization between the processing module and the transmitter device and one or more start-of-frame symbols defining the end of the synchronization symbols, the processing module configured to: perform cross correlation to obtain a cross-correlation function on i) at least a part of the received frame; with ii) a predetermined modulation sequence used to modulate the one or more start-of-frame symbols and not the synchronization symbols; and determine the location of the start-of-frame symbols based on an increase, above a threshold increase, in the cross-correlation function from a negative cross-correlation with the synchronization symbols to a greater cross-correlation with the part of the received frame containing the start-of-frame symbols
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Dutz, Wolfgang Küchler, Frank Leong, Thomas Baier, Arie Geert Cornelis Koppelaar
  • Publication number: 20190222443
    Abstract: A processing module for a receiver device. The processor module comprises a channel estimate generation component arranged to output channel estimate information for a received signal, and a timestamping module arranged to determine a ToA measurement for a marker within a packet of the received signal based at least partly on the channel estimate information for the received signal generated by the channel estimate generation component. The channel estimate generation component comprises a validation component arranged to derive a validation pattern for the packet within the received signal for which a ToA measurement is to be determined, identify a section of the packet containing a validation sequence, and perform cross-correlation between at least a part of the validation sequence within the packet and at least a part of the generated validation pattern to generate channel estimate validation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Baier, Wolfgang Küchler, Frank Leong
  • Patent number: 10298337
    Abstract: A processing module for a receiver device. The processor module comprises a channel estimate generation component arranged to output channel estimate information for a received signal, and a timestamping module arranged to determine a ToA measurement for a marker within a packet of the received signal based at least partly on the channel estimate information for the received signal generated by the channel estimate generation component. The channel estimate generation component comprises a validation component arranged to derive a validation pattern for the packet within the received signal for which a ToA measurement is to be determined, identify a section of the packet containing a validation sequence, and perform cross-correlation between at least a part of the validation sequence within the packet and at least a part of the validation pattern to generate channel estimate validation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Küchler, Thomas Baier, Manuel Lafer
  • Patent number: 10291436
    Abstract: A processing module for a transmitter device configured to provide for generation of a signal comprising at least one frame for transmission by the transmitter device to a receiver device, the processing module configured to provide for processing of an input pulse stream comprising a stream of pulses representative of data, to provide an output pulse stream, each pulse of the pulse streams having one of two states defining the phase with which a carrier wave is modulated; the processing module configured to; divide the input pulse stream into consecutive groups of pulses; and for each group of pulses, based on determination that the first two or more consecutive pulses of the group have the same polarity, provide for addition of at least one dummy pulse to the group directly after the first two or more consecutive pulses, with an opposite polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Dutz, Wolfgang Küchler, Frank Leong, Thomas Baier, Arie Geert Cornelis Koppelaar
  • Patent number: 10194735
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle and a head mounted to the handle. In one aspect, the head may extend from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis, the head having a base portion formed of a rigid plastic material and a flexible portion formed of an elastomeric material, a first longitudinal section of the flexible portion spaced apart from the base portion by a gap. The flexible portion of the head may have an upper surface and an opposing lower surface such that within the first longitudinal section of the flexible portion the upper surface and the lower surface are substantially planar and parallel to one another. Furthermore, tooth cleaning elements may be secured to the flexible portion of the head by in-molded technology to extend from the upper surface of the flexible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Moskovich, Joachim Storz, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Kuchler
  • Patent number: 10034348
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a light-emitting apparatus is provided. The light-emitting apparatus includes at least one semiconductor light source configured to emit at least one primary light beam, a deflection device configured to deflect the at least one primary light beam onto respectively associated different positions on a phosphor body, at least one light detector configured to detect light that was emitted by the phosphor body, and an evaluation device. The evaluation device is configured to identify damage to the phosphor body on the basis of at least one measurement signal generated by the at least one light detector, and to correlate the at least one measurement signal with at least one position on the phosphor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Kuchler, Oskar Schallmoser
  • Publication number: 20170332773
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle and a head mounted to the handle. In one aspect, the head may extend from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis, the head having a base portion formed of a rigid plastic material and a flexible portion formed of an elastomeric material, a first longitudinal section of the flexible portion spaced apart from the base portion by a gap. The flexible portion of the head may have an upper surface and an opposing lower surface such that within the first longitudinal section of the flexible portion the upper surface and the lower surface are substantially planar and parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. Moskovich, Joachim Storz, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Kuchler
  • Publication number: 20170099938
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle and a head mounted to the handle. In one aspect, the head may extend from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis, the head having a base portion formed of a rigid plastic material and a flexible portion formed of an elastomeric material, a first longitudinal section of the flexible portion spaced apart from the base portion by a gap. The flexible portion of the head may have an upper surface and an opposing lower surface such that within the first longitudinal section of the flexible portion the upper surface and the lower surface are substantially planar and parallel to one another. Furthermore, tooth cleaning elements may be secured to the flexible portion of the head by in-molded technology to extend from the upper surface of the flexible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, Joachim Storz, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Kuchler
  • Patent number: 9603441
    Abstract: A toothbrush that enhances cleaning and user comfort while brushing. In one embodiment, the toothbrush comprises a cleaning element support member, or base member, that permits a head of the toothbrush to be comfortably received and manipulated within the user's mouth. In an embodiment, the support member comprises a head support having an overhanging portion and a portion free of an overhang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth Waguespack, Robert Moskovich, Tanja Langgner, Joachim Storz, Thomas Kuchler
  • Publication number: 20160341673
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a light-emitting apparatus is provided. The light-emitting apparatus includes at least one semiconductor light source configured to emit at least one primary light beam, a deflection device configured to deflect the at least one primary light beam onto respectively associated different positions on a phosphor body, at least one light detector configured to detect light that was emitted by the phosphor body, and an evaluation device. The evaluation device is configured to identify damage to the phosphor body on the basis of at least one measurement signal generated by the at least one light detector, and to correlate the at least one measurement signal with at least one position on the phosphor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Kuchler, Oskar Schallmoser
  • Publication number: 20150208797
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle and a head mounted to the handle. In one aspect, the head may extend from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis, the head having a base portion formed of a rigid plastic material and a flexible portion formed of an elastomeric material, a first longitudinal section of the flexible portion spaced apart from the base portion by a gap. The flexible portion of the head may have an upper surface and an opposing lower surface such that within the first longitudinal section of the flexible portion the upper surface and the lower surface are substantially planar and parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Robert A. Moskovich, Joachim Storz, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Kuchler
  • Publication number: 20150157120
    Abstract: A toothbrush that enhances cleaning and user comfort while brushing. In one embodiment, the toothbrush comprises a cleaning element support member, or base member, that permits a head of the toothbrush to be comfortably received and manipulated within the user's mouth. In an embodiment, the support member comprises a head support having an overhanging portion and a portion free of an overhang.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Waguespack, Robert Moskovich, Tanja Langgner, Joachim Storz, Thomas Kuchler
  • Patent number: 9038229
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle and a head mounted to the handle. At least one of the head and the handle may generally include an open area partially enclosed with elastomeric material, said elastomeric material being readily deflectable from an original orientation during use of said toothbrush and configured to recover to the original orientation after use of said toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Moskovich, Joachim Storz, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Kuchler
  • Patent number: 8990996
    Abstract: A toothbrush that enhances cleaning and user comfort while brushing. In one embodiment, the toothbrush comprises a cleaning element support member, or base member, that permits a head of the toothbrush to be comfortably received and manipulated within the user's mouth. In an embodiment, the support member comprises a head support having an overhanging portion and a portion free of an overhang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Waguespack, Robert Moskovich, Tanja Langgner, Joachim Storz, Thomas Kuchler
  • Publication number: 20140223683
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle and a head mounted to the handle. At least one of the head and the handle may generally include an open area partially enclosed with elastomeric material, said elastomeric material being readily deflectable from an original orientation during use of said toothbrush and configured to recover to the original orientation after use of said toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert A. Moskovich, Joachim Storz, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Kuchler
  • Publication number: 20120073072
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a handle and a head having a flexible support from which cleaning elements extend. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a handle; a head attached to the handle; a flexible support attached to the head and having a face; a plurality of cleaning elements attached to the flexible support and projecting outwardly from the face, the cleaning elements including bristles and wall-like elements and being movable in the outward direction from the head; wherein the cleaning elements comprise a row of first cleaning elements substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis of the head and traversing a central region of the flexible support; and wherein some of the wall-like cleaning elements laterally radiate from the central region of the flexible support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, John J. Gatzemeyer, Bruce Russell, Peter Andersen, Luca Casini, John Hancock, Douglas Hohlbein, Eduardo Jimenez, Thomas Küchler, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Mintel, Michael Rooney, Alan Sorrentino, Joachim Storz
  • Patent number: 7845042
    Abstract: An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head with a soft tissue cleanser and/or tooth cleaning elements. The tooth cleaning elements may be flexibly mounted in the head for movement from an initial position with respect to the head during use. The soft tissue cleanser may include a plurality of projections for cleaning the soft tissue. The soft tissue cleanser may include a face having hills and valleys upon which the projections are located. The handle may include a base with a gripping region and a projection protruding from the base in the gripping region. The handle may also have a grip surface with a plurality of spaced slot openings exposing portions of the base. The grip body may form opposite finger grips on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, John J. Gatzemeyer, Bruce Russell, Peter Andersen, Luca Casini, John Hancock, Douglas Hohlbein, Eduardo Jimenez, Thomas Küchler, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Mintel, Michael Rooney, Alan V. Sorrentino, Joachim Storz
  • Patent number: 7836539
    Abstract: An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head with a soft tissue cleanser and/or tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of projections for cleaning the soft tissue, which may include cleaning between the papillae of a user's tongue. The soft tissue cleanser may have an elongate ridge projecting from the head in generally the same direction as the projections. The handle may include a base with a gripping region and a projection protruding from the base in the gripping region. The handle may also have a grip surface with a plurality of spaced slot openings exposing portions of the base. The grip body may form opposite finger grips on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, Bruce Russell, Luca Casini, Douglas Hohlbein, Thomas Küchler, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Mintel, Michael Rooney, Joachim Storz
  • Publication number: 20100275397
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a handle and a head having a flexible support from which cleaning elements extend. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care implement comprising: a handle; a head attached to the handle; a flexible support attached to the head and having a face; a plurality of cleaning elements attached to the flexible support and projecting outwardly from the face, the cleaning elements including bristles and wall-like elements and being movable in the outward direction from the head; wherein the cleaning elements comprise a row of first cleaning elements substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis of the head and traversing a central region of the flexible support; and wherein some of the wall-like cleaning elements laterally radiate from the central region of the flexible support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, John J. Gatzemeyer, Bruce Russell, Peter Andersen, Luca Casini, John Hancock, Douglas Hohlbein, Eduardo Jimenez, Thomas Küchler, Tanja Langgner, Thomas Mintel, Michael Rooney, Alan V. Sorrentino, Joachim Storz
  • Patent number: 7707677
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a head having a bristle carrying surface formed from a thin resilient flexible dome shaped membrane. An air space is located between the base of the head and the membrane so that the membrane is capable of flexing to alter its original shape during use of the toothbrush and then recover to the original shape randomly during use. In a further practice of the invention the head and/or handle have elastomeric portions at least partially surrounding an open area. These portions are readily deflectable under pressure during use to improve handling of the toothbrush and orientation of the cleaning elements. Alternatively the toothbrush includes a longitudinal hinge collinear with the longitudinal axis of the toothbrush head so as to separate the head into a pair of side by side longitudinal sections, each of which has outwardly extending cleaning elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, Tanja Langgner, Joachim Storz, Thomas Küchler