Patents by Inventor Thomas Mayer

Thomas Mayer 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: 20210376812
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an electroacoustic device that includes a piezoelectric material and an electrode structure that includes a first busbar and a second busbar along with electrode fingers arranged in an interdigitated manner and including a first plurality of fingers connected to the first busbar and a second plurality of fingers connected to the second busbar. The electrode structure further includes a first conductive structure disposed between each of the first plurality of fingers and disposed between the first busbar and the second plurality of fingers. The electrode structure further includes a second conductive structure disposed between each of the second plurality of fingers and disposed between the second busbar and the first plurality of fingers. The first conductive structure and the second conductive structure each have a height that is less than a height of the second plurality of fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Markus Mayer, Philipp Geselbracht, Stefan Ammann, Thomas Ebner, Manuel Sabbagh
  • Publication number: 20210354505
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a wheel having a rim that is at least partially made from several layers of fiber-reinforced plastic, and a wheel center having multiple spokes extending from a wheel hub, which constitutes an axis of rotation, to the rim in a radial direction. According to the disclosure the rim comprises a rim well extending in transversal direction between an inboard flange and an outboard flange suitable to receive a tire to be mounted thereon. The wheel includes a circumferential collar that extends from the outboard flange radially inwards towards the axis of rotation and that has an outboard collar face that constitutes an aerodynamic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Mubea Carbo Tech GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Mayer, Thomas Muhr
  • Publication number: 20210344323
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an electroacoustic device that includes a piezoelectric material and an electrode structure. The electrode structure includes a first busbar and a second busbar. The electrode structure further includes a first conductive structure connected to the first busbar and a second conductive structure connected to the second busbar. The first conductive structure and the second conductive structure is disposed between the first busbar and the second busbar. The first conductive structure and the second conductive structure each include a plurality of conductive segments separated from each other and extending towards one of the first busbar or the second busbar. The electrode structure further includes electrode fingers arranged in an interdigitated manner and each connected to either the first conductive structure or the second conductive structure. The electrode fingers have a pitch that is different than a pitch of the plurality of conductive segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas EBNER, Philipp GESELBRACHT, Markus MAYER, Stefan AMMANN, Manuel SABBAGH
  • Publication number: 20210344322
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an electroacoustic device that includes a piezoelectric material and an electrode structure. The electrode structure includes a first busbar and a second busbar. The electrode structure further includes electrode fingers arranged in an interdigitated manner and including a first plurality of fingers connected to the first busbar and a second plurality of fingers connected to the second busbar. A first distance between the first busbar and the second plurality of fingers and a second distance between the second busbar and the first plurality of fingers both being less than a pitch of the electrode fingers. The electrode fingers have a central region with a first trap region and a second trap region respectively located on boundaries of the central region. A structural characteristic of the electroacoustic device is different in the first trap region and the second trap region relative to the central region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Philipp GESELBRACHT, Markus MAYER, Stefan AMMANN, Manuel SABBAGH, Thomas EBNER
  • Publication number: 20210319811
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for drive strength calibration for multi-level signaling are described. A driver may be configured to have an initial drive strength and to drive an output pin of a transmitting device toward an intermediate voltage level of a multi-level modulation scheme, where the output pin is coupled with a receiving device via a channel. The receiving device may generate, and the transmitting device may receive, a feedback signal indicating a relationship between the resulting voltage of the channel and an value for the intermediate voltage level. The transmitting device may determine and configure the driver to use an adjusted drive strength for the intermediate voltage level based on the feedback signal. The driver may be calibrated (e.g., independently) for each intermediate voltage level of the multi-level modulation scheme. Further, the driver may be calibrated for the associated channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Mayer, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Michael Dieter Richter, Martin Brox, Thomas Hein
  • Publication number: 20210318968
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for training procedures on reference voltages and sampling times associated with symbols communicated with a memory device are described. The training procedures may be configured to compensate for variations that may occur in different symbols of a signal. For example, an individual training operation may be performed for each reference voltage within a first unit interval. These individual training operations may allow a reference voltage of the first unit interval to be positionable independent of other reference voltages in the same unit interval or in different unit intervals. In another example, an individual training operation may be performed for the sampling time associated with a reference voltage. These individual training operations may allow a sampling time associated with a reference voltage in the first unit interval to be positionable independent of other sampling times in the same unit interval or in different unit intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Mayer, Thomas Hein, Martin Brox, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Michael Dieter Richter
  • Patent number: 11144385
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for transmission failure feedback associated with a memory device are described. A memory device may detect errors in received data and transmit an indication of the error when detected. The memory device may receive data and checksum information for the data from a controller. The memory device may generate a checksum for the received data and may detect transmission errors. The memory device may transmit an indication of detected errors to the controller, and the indication may be transmitted using a line that is different than an error detection code (EDC) line. A low-speed tracking clock signal may also be transmitted by the memory device over a line different than the EDC line. The memory device may transmit a generated checksum to the controller with a time offset applied to the checksum signaled over the EDC line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Mayer, Thomas Hein, Martin Brox, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Michael Dieter Richter
  • Publication number: 20210309906
    Abstract: A collection of compressible particles. The compressible particles are intended to be used for attenuating pressure build-up within a confined volume such as a trapped annulus in a wellbore. Each of the compressible particles is fabricated to collapse in response to fluid pressure within the confined volume, and comprises carbon. Particularly, each of the particles comprises a plurality of peripheral openings, permitting an ingress of wellbore fluids in response to an increase in pressure within a trapped annulus. The collection of compressible particles together has a reversible volumetric expansion/contraction of ?10% and up to 25% at pressures up to 10,000 psi. A method of attenuating annular pressure buildup within a wellbore using the collection of compressible particles is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Peter A. Gordon, Thomas A. Petersen, Spencer A. White, Elizabeth J. Templeton-Barrett, Christian Mayer
  • Patent number: 11138064
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for error detection, error correction, and error management by memory devices are described. Error thresholds for a memory device are configurable based on parameters such as a type of data or a location of stored data. When retrieving the data, the memory device tracks or counts errors in the data and determines whether the error threshold has been satisfied. The memory device transmits (e.g., to a host device) an indication of whether the error threshold has been satisfied, and the system is configured to perform functions to correct the errors and/or prevent further errors. The memory device is also configured to identify errors in received commands or to identify errors introduced in data after the data was received (e.g., using an error detecting code associated with a command or bus).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dieter Richter, Thomas Hein, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Martin Brox, Peter Mayer
  • Patent number: 11119700
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for receive-side crosstalk cancelation are described. A device that receives multiple signals over different transmission lines may include a circuit for canceling crosstalk. The circuit may include one or more capacitors or inductors that are coupled with the inputs of multiple receive circuits. The circuit may also include a set of resistors that are coupled with the receive circuits. In some cases, the device may dynamically configure the cancelation circuit to provide a particular bandwidth or strength of cancelation. In such cases, the device may configure the circuit autonomously or based on control information from another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Peter Mayer, Martin Brox, Michael Dieter Richter, Thomas Hein
  • Patent number: 11113212
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for multi-level receivers with various operating modes (e.g., on-die termination mode, termination-off mode, etc.) are described. Different modes may be utilized for receiving different types of signaling over a channel. Each mode may correspond to the use of a respective set of receivers configured for the different types of signaling. For example, a device may include a first set of receivers used to receive a first type of signal (e.g., with the channel being actively terminated) and a second set of receivers used to receive a second type of signal (e.g., with the channel being non-terminated). When communicating with another device, based on the type of signaling used for communications, either the first set of receivers or the second set of receivers may be enabled (e.g., through selecting a receiver path for the corresponding mode).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Brox, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Thomas Hein, Michael Dieter Richter, Peter Mayer
  • Patent number: 11109317
    Abstract: A receiver includes a tunable receiving chain, configured to receive a subframe header when tuned to a first receiving bandwidth; a decoder, configured to decode an allocation information from the subframe header, the allocation information indicating an allocation of a plurality of resource blocks in the subframe; and a controller, configured to derive a second receiving bandwidth from the allocation information and to tune the receiving chain to the second receiving bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Drewes, Giuseppe Patane, Thomas Mayer, Christian Wicpalek, Ram Kanumalli, Burkhard Neurauter
  • Publication number: 20210239745
    Abstract: A signal generating device for generation of measurement signals for an electrical system includes a housing which features an electrically conducting material, an energy reservoir arranged in the housing, a data interface arranged at the housing and designed to receive signal data, a coupling interface arranged at the housing and coupled to the electrical system, and a signal generator arranged in the housing. The signal generator is coupled to the electrical energy reservoir, to the data interface and to the coupling interface. The signal generator is designed, based on the signal data, to generate the measurement signals and to output them via the coupling interface. A corresponding measuring device is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: LISA DRAEXLMAIER GMBH
    Inventors: Christian ZACHERL, Andreas KEMPF, Vencislav TODOROV, Thomas MAYER
  • Publication number: 20210218406
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an oscillation signal is provided. The apparatus includes an input configured to receive a first reference oscillation signal, and a phase detector circuit configured to determine a phase drift of the first reference oscillation signal with respect to a second reference oscillation signal. Further, the apparatus includes a phase shifter circuit configured to generate the oscillation signal based on the first reference oscillation signal and a control signal. The control signal is based on the phase drift and a frequency control signal comprising control data for the phase shifter circuit for adjusting a frequency of the oscillation signal to a desired frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Tobias BUCKEL, Peter PREYLER, Thomas MAYER
  • Patent number: 11047686
    Abstract: In a digital gyroscope, the rate signal (including the quadrature) and the displacement signal of the drive part are sampled with an ADC. This displacement signal has the same frequency and phase as the quadrature signal that gets sampled in the rate channels. The displacement signal is sampled with the same clock as the rate signal resulting in the displacement signal having the same close-in phase noise folded into the signal band as the sampled quadrature in the rate signal. The sampled drive signal is subtracted from the sampled rate signal to eliminate the clock jitter induced noise in the rate signal. This relaxes the close-in phase noise requirement of the PLL and allows for a low power PLL implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Mayer, Chinwuba Ezekwe
  • Patent number: 10979056
    Abstract: Method, systems, and circuitries are provided for generating an output signal with reduced spurs by dithering. A method to generate an output signal having a desired frequency based on a reference signal having a reference frequency includes receiving a desired phase shift between a next cycle of the output signal with respect to a next cycle of the reference signal. A mapping between respective code words and phase shifts is read. A first codeword mapped to a first phase shift that is lower in value to the desired phase shift is identified. A second codeword mapped to a second phase shift that is higher in value to the desired phase shift is identified. The method includes selecting either the first codeword or the second codeword and generating the output signal based on the selected codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph S. Preissel, Peter Preyler, Thomas Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210063138
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting a beam path for tracking an object includes an illumination unit to generate an illumination light beam, an optical unit with a beam expander optical unit and a beam deflection unit, the beam expander optical unit being configured to divergently expand the illumination light beam and the beam deflection unit being configured to deflect the illumination light beam spatially about two different axes of rotation, a detector unit to capture a light beam reflected by the object in response to an illumination by the illumination light beam and to generate a measurement signal, an evaluation and control unit to evaluate the measurement signal and configured to determine a manipulated variable for setting an effective focal length of the beam expander optical unit and/or for setting a spatial alignment of the beam deflection unit based on the information item in respect of the illumination of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Rettich, Wolfgang Högele, Volker Rasenberger, Thomas Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210048664
    Abstract: A hermetic seal between an optical element and a metal mount or housing using a fluoropolymer. The fluoropolymer is dispersed along the interior edge of the metal mount. The metal mount and fluoropolymer are then heated to a temperature exceeding the melting point of the fluoropolymer. Once heated the optical element is pressed into the metal mount and allowed to cool. The metal mount, optical element and thickness of fluoropolymer are sized to provide an interference fit between the metal mount and optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Robert H. Hogrefe, Thomas Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210024152
    Abstract: A device for positioning motor vehicle parts in the production or manufacture of motor vehicles. The device includes a main frame, at least one main module configured to be disposed on the main frame, at least one interchangeable first docking plate configured for releasable connection to the main module, and a plurality of first receptacles, arranged on the interchangeable first docking plate, configured to hold the motor vehicle parts at a predefined position during the production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Christoph KRIBERNEGG, Patrick LEONHARDSBERGER, Thomas MAYER, Manfred PICHLER
  • Patent number: 10897275
    Abstract: In a modulation correction method, an adjusted amplitude is determined based on an amplitude between adjacent zero crossings of a modulated signal, the adjacent zero crossings are shifted to determine shifted zero crossings, and the modulated signal is adapted based on the adjusted amplitude and the shifted zero crossings to generate a corrected modulated signal corresponding to the modulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christoph Preissl, Tobias Buckel, Thomas Mayer, Peter Preyler