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).

  • Patent number: 10840971
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for pre-distortion of multi-level signaling are described. A device may identify two multi-level signals that are to be transmitted over two transmission lines at the same time. The device may estimate the crosstalk expected to be caused by one of the multi-level signals on the other during propagation. Based on the expected crosstalk, the device may generate a signal that compensates for the expected crosstalk. In some examples, the signal may be a combination of the first signal and a cancelation signal. In some examples, once the compensated signal has been generated, it is transmitted over its respective transmission line at the same time that the other multi-level is transmitted over its respective transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Michael Dieter Richter, Martin Brox, Peter Mayer, Thomas Hein
  • Publication number: 20200354653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of substituted bis-4H-pyranonyl compounds in which the 4H-pyranonyl units are combined with heteroalkyl groups, in detergents and cleaning agents, for improving detergent or cleaning performance with respect to bleachable stains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Sascha Schaefer, Christian Umbreit, Alexander Schulz, Michael Strotz, Thomas J.J. Mueller, Bernhard Mayer, Melanie Denissen
  • Publication number: 20200334172
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for signal path biasing in an electronic system (e.g., a memory system) are described. In one example, a memory device, a host device, or both may be configured to bias a signal path, between an idle state and an information transfer or between an information transfer and an idle state, to an intermediate or mid-bias voltage level, which may reduce signal interference associated with such transitions. In various examples, the described biasing to a voltage, such as a mid-bias voltage, may be associated with an access command or other command for information to be communicated between devices of the electronic system, such as a command for information to be communicated between a memory device and a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Thomas Hein, Martin Brox, Peter Mayer, Michael Dieter Richter
  • Patent number: 10809525
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Access Optics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert H. Hogrefe, Thomas Mayer
  • Patent number: 10807304
    Abstract: A method is presented that makes possible the labelling of powders that can be applied as building material in a layer-additive manufacturing method such as a selective laser sintering method. To this effect the powder is mixed with at least one salt of a metal of the rare earths, wherein the salt has the property that it shows a luminescence when being irradiated with photons having a wavelength outside of the visible spectrum or with particle radiation. Thereby, parts that have been manufactured by means of the layer-additive manufacturing method can be identified with regard to the manufacturer, the place of manufacture or the manufacture date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Peter Keller, Thomas Mattes, Mandy Gersch, Johann Oberhofer, Anton Mayer
  • Patent number: 10804908
    Abstract: Examples provide a system, a phase locked loop, an apparatus, a method and a computer program for generating a clock signal, a transceiver, and a mobile terminal. A system comprises clock generator (10) configured to output provide a clock signal having a predefined average clock rate, a reference signal generator (14) configured to provide a reference signal, and a clock divider (16) configured to divide the reference signal to generate the clock signal, wherein a time difference between a clock cycles and a subsequent clock cycle of the clock signal is irregular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Mayer, Christian Wicpalek
  • Patent number: 10795583
    Abstract: A system for performing auto-tiering is disclosed. The system may include a plurality of storage devices offering a plurality of resources and organized into storage tiers. The storage devices may store data for virtual machines. A receiver may receive I/O commands and performance data for the virtual machines. A transmitter may transmit responses to the I/O commands. An auto-tiering controller may select storage tiers to store the data for the virtual machines and may migrate data between storage tiers responsive to the performance data. The selection of the storage tiers may optimize the performance of all virtual machines across all storage tiers, factoring the change in performance of the virtual machines and a migration cost to migrate data between storage tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengyu Yang, T. David Evans, Allen Andrews, Clay Mayers, Thomas Rory Bolt
  • Publication number: 20200313681
    Abstract: A digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) circuit is disclosed. The DCO circuit comprises a tuning circuit configured to tune an oscillation frequency of the DCO circuit based on processing an integer tuning codeword and a fractional tuning codeword associated with an input tuning codeword. In some embodiments, the tuning circuit comprises an integer tuning circuit configured to process the integer tuning codeword and a fractional tuning circuit configured to process the fractional tuning codeword, in order to implement the input tuning codeword. In some embodiments, the integer tuning codeword comprises an integer tuning range associated therewith and the fractional tuning codeword comprises a fractional tuning range associated therewith. In some embodiments, the fractional tuning range associated with the fractional tuning codeword is configured to cover more than one step of the integer tuning range associated with the integer tuning codeword.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Mayer, Peter Preyler
  • Publication number: 20200293230
    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: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Peter Mayer, Martin Brox, Michael Dieter Richter, Thomas Hein
  • Patent number: 10771071
    Abstract: A digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) circuit is disclosed. The DCO circuit comprises a tuning circuit configured to tune an oscillation frequency of the DCO circuit based on processing an integer tuning codeword and a fractional tuning codeword associated with an input tuning codeword. In some embodiments, the tuning circuit comprises an integer tuning circuit configured to process the integer tuning codeword and a fractional tuning circuit configured to process the fractional tuning codeword, in order to implement the input tuning codeword. In some embodiments, the integer tuning codeword comprises an integer tuning range associated therewith and the fractional tuning codeword comprises a fractional tuning range associated therewith. In some embodiments, the fractional tuning range associated with the fractional tuning codeword is configured to cover more than one step of the integer tuning range associated with the integer tuning codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mayer, Peter Preyler
  • Publication number: 20200280318
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph S. Preissi, Peter Preyler, Thomas Mayer
  • Publication number: 20200254677
    Abstract: A method for producing hollow bodies made of plastics by blow molding or deep drawing using a deep-drawing tool or a blow-molding tool, comprising the extrusion of preforms from thermoplastics, the method comprising a wall thickness control of the preforms, wherein a measurement of the wall thickness of the preforms takes place within the tool on the mold cavity side on at least one reference point of a preform, the measured value obtained is compared as an actual value with a predetermined target value and the wall thickness control is triggered to change the wall thickness of the preform during extrusion or between extrusion cycles depending on the deviation between the actual value and the target value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas MAYER, Jochen HILD, Verena THIMM
  • Publication number: 20200245248
    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: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Drewes, Giuseppe Patane, Thomas Mayer, Christian Wicpalek, Ram Kanumalli, Burkhard Neurauter
  • Patent number: 10725982
    Abstract: A method and system for deleting a node of a knowledge graph may be provided. The method comprises receiving knowledge graph data comprising nodes and edges, determining a first relevance degree value for a node and a second relevance degree value for the node, combining the first and the second relevance degree value and marking the node as deletable if the final relevance degree value is above a predefined relevance threshold value. The method comprises further applying queries against the knowledge graph, wherein at least a certain number of such queries invokes accessing of a node, marked as deletable, revising at least one of the first and second relevance degree value based on the accessing of the node marked as deletable, and deleting the node, marked as deletable, if over a predetermined period of time queries against the knowledge graph invoke no access of the node marked as deletable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tim U. Scheideler, Thomas Snellgrove, Stefan Ravizza, Andrea Giovannini, Florian Graf, Stefan Mayer, Erik Rueger
  • Publication number: 20200233086
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a spatial position and orientation of a tracked measuring device includes a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) unit having at least one measurement channel configured to generate at least one measurement signal, and a control and evaluation unit including a reception unit configured to receive data from the tracked measuring device in wireless fashion, the LIDAR unit being configured to generate a LIDAR signal for the at least one measurement signal and to transfer said LIDAR signal to the control and evaluation unit, the apparatus having a synchronization channel integrated at least in part into the measurement channel of the LIDAR unit and configured to determine a synchronization information item, and the control and evaluation unit being configured to temporally synchronize the data of the tracked measuring device and the LIDAR signal by taking into account the at least one synchronization information item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Volker Rasenberger, Wolfgang Hoegele, Florian Rettich, Thomas Mayer
  • Publication number: 20200233741
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for channel modulation for a memory device are described. A system may include a memory device and a host device coupled with the memory device. The system may be configured to communicate a first signal modulated using a first modulation scheme and communicate a second signal that is based on the first signal and that is modulated using a second modulation scheme. The first modulation scheme may include a first quantity of voltage levels that span a first range of voltages, and the second modulation scheme may include a second quantity of voltage levels that span a second range of voltages different than (e.g., smaller than) the first range of voltages. The first signal may include write data carried over a data channel, and the second signal may include error detection information based on the write data that is carried over an error detection channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Brox, Peter Mayer, Wolfgang Anton Spirki, Thomas Hein, Michael Dieter Richter, Timothy M. Hollis, Roy E. Greeff
  • Publication number: 20200212944
    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: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph PREISSL, Tobias BUCKEL, Thomas MAYER, Peter PREYLER
  • Publication number: 20200201418
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for memory device operation are described. A memory device may operate in different modes in response to various conditions and user constraints. Such modes may include a power-saving or low power mode. While in the low power mode, the memory device may refrain from operations, such as self-refresh operations, on one or more of the memory array(s) included in the memory device. The memory device may deactivate external interface components and components that may generate operating voltages for the memory array(s), while the memory device may continue to power circuits that store operating information for the memory device. The memory device may employ similar techniques in other operating modes to accommodate or react to different conditions or user constraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Dieter Richter, Thomas Hein, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Martin Brox, Peter Mayer
  • Publication number: 20200201718
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for reporting control information errors are described. A state of a memory array may be monitored during operation. After detecting an error (e.g., in received control information), the memory device may enter a first state (e.g., a locked state) and may indicate to a host device that an error was detected, the state of the memory array before the error was detected , and/or at least a portion of a control signal carrying the received control information. The host device may diagnose a cause of the error based on receiving the indication of the error and/or the copy of the control signal. After identifying and/or resolving the cause of the error, the host device may transmit one or more commands (e.g., unlocking the memory device and returning the memory array to the original state) based on receiving the original state from the memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Dieter Richter, Thomas Hein, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Martin Brox, Peter Mayer
  • Publication number: 20200192749
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for error detection, error correction, and error management by memory devices are described. Programmable thresholds may be configured for a memory device based on a type of data or a location of stored data, among other aspects. For example, a host device may configure a threshold quantity of errors for data at a memory device. When retrieving the data, the memory device may track or count errors in the data and determine whether the threshold has been satisfied. The memory device may transmit (e.g., to the host device) an indication whether the threshold has been satisfied, and the system may perform functions to correct the errors and/or prevent further errors. The memory device may also identify errors in received commands or may identify errors introduced in data after the data was received (e.g., using an error detecting code associated with a command or bus).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Dieter Richter, Thomas Hein, Wolfgang Anton Spirkl, Martin Brox, Peter Mayer