Patents by Inventor Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller 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: 20240164262
    Abstract: Apparatus and processes to grow a biomaterial made of aerial mycelium by sensing and controlling airborne mist concentration, regardless of relative humidity. A growth matrix comprising a growth medium and a fungus, is grown under controlled environmental conditions to produce a mycelium product. To control growth conditions precisely and efficiently, airborne mist is electronically detected using one or more sensors, configured to measure airborne mist concentration visually, optically, chemically, electromagnetically, or by laser, ultrasonically, with radar, or other means. Electronic detection of airborne mist using one or more sensors generates a signal that is transmitted to a processor that can either maintain, increase, or decrease airborne mist concentration in a growth environment. The present invention provides processes of growing mycelium that are repeatable and resource efficient, while providing high quality and quantity mycelium-based products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Peter James Mueller, Asa Trench Snyder, Ian Thomas Bonesteel, Chirayu Jain, Eben D. Bayer, Alex Stephen Friedman
  • Publication number: 20240162690
    Abstract: A solid state power switch assembly of an aircraft solid state power controller includes a circuit board, at least one solid state power switch, and a busbar. The at least one solid state power switch has a first side and an opposing second side. A power switch electric contact surface is formed on the first side and the at least one solid state power switch is arranged on the circuit board with the second side facing the circuit board and the first side facing away from the circuit board. The busbar comprises at least one busbar contact portion configured for electrically contacting the power switch electric contact surface and at least one busbar mounting portion, which is configured for be mounted to the circuit board, so that the at least one solid state power switch is sandwiched between the at least one busbar contact portion and the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: David GROSS, Stefan SCHREITMÜLLER, Tobias MÜLLER, Alois WÜNSCH, Robert EIGNER, Thomas GIETZOLD
  • Patent number: 11981793
    Abstract: An ultraviolet radiation absorbing composition can be used as a light stabilizer for a shaped artificial polymer article, wherein the polymer is a synthetic polymer and/or a natural elastomer and wherein the ultraviolet radiation absorbing composition includes the compound of formula (I) wherein n and m are independently 0 to 20, and at least one of m and n being ?1; and X1, X2, X3, X4 and X5 are the same or different and are independently selected from H, C(O)R1 with R1 being C8-C24-alkyl, or a group of the general formula (II) wherein R2 is H or halogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Ehlis, Heinz Herbst, Daniel Mueller, Manuele Vitali, Gregor Huber
  • Patent number: 11980487
    Abstract: A stand is for a medical imaging system. In an embodiment, the stand includes an X-ray tube; a driver to adjust the X-ray tube in at least three spatial degrees of freedom; at least one environmental sensor to acquire at least one environmental parameter; and a controller to control an adjustment movement of the X-ray tube by generating control signals for the drive unit and to adapt the adjustment movement based on the at least one environmental parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Healthineers AG
    Inventors: Andreas Deinlein, Matthias Mueller, Rolf Schmidt, Thomas Dippl, Franz Dirauf, Thorsten Gecks, Claus-Guenter Schliermann, Franz Fuetterer, Thomas Pfeiffer, Alexander Beer, Dieter Heinl, Wolfgang Neuber
  • Publication number: 20240135753
    Abstract: A mobile ticketing device for a transport vehicle of a passenger transport system, includes at least one ticketing module configured to perform a ticketing action, at least one acceleration sensor configured to measure an acceleration impacting the mobile ticketing device, wherein measuring the acceleration provides time-resolved acceleration values, at least one generator module configured to generate at least one measurement data set, containing at least one acceleration datum about at least one provided acceleration value, and at least one output module configured to output the at least one generated measurement data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventor: Thomas Müller
  • Publication number: 20240134772
    Abstract: A mobile ticketing device for a transport vehicle of a passenger transport system includes at least one electrical connector equipment configured to connect the mobile ticketing device to an electrical on-board supply system of the transport vehicle and at least one electrical measuring module configured to measure an electrical parameter applied at the electrical connector equipment. Further included in the mobile ticketing device is at least one generation unit configured to generate at least one measurement data set containing at least one electrical parameter datum about the measured electrical parameter and at least one output module configured to output the generated measurement data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventor: Thomas Müller
  • Publication number: 20240137531
    Abstract: Although wedgelet-based partitioning seems to represent a better tradeoff between side information rate on the one hand and achievable variety in partitioning possibilities on the other hand, compared to contour partitioning, the ability to alleviate the constraints of the partitioning to the extent that the partitions have to be wedgelet partitions, enables applying relatively uncomplex statistical analysis onto overlaid spatially sampled texture information in order to derive a good predictor for the bi-segmentation in a depth/disparity map. Thus, in accordance with a first aspect it is exactly the increase of the freedom which alleviates the signaling overhead provided that co-located texture information in form of a picture is present. Another aspect pertains the possibility to save side information rate involved with signaling a respective coding mode supporting irregular partitioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Philipp MERKLE, Christian BARTNIK, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Detlev MARPE, Karsten MUELLER, Thomas WIEGAND, Gerhard TECH
  • Patent number: 11964646
    Abstract: A foot brake valve (2?) of a pneumatic brake system in a motor vehicle has an installation plate (4?), on which a brake pedal (14) is pivotably mounted and to which a housing (18?) of a control unit (16, 26) is fastened. A spring-loaded plunger piston (36) in actuating contact with the brake pedal (14) is guided axially movably in an annular collar (50) projecting upward out of the installation plate (4?). For fastening the housing (18?) of the control unit (16, 26) to the installation plate (4?), the housing (18?) has an intermediate flange (48) which is screw-connected to the main part of the housing (18?) and has the annular collar (50). The intermediate flange (48) is coaxially rotatably about a vertical central axis (32), and is connectable in non-positively locking fashion to the installation plate (4?) via a releasable clamping connection (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: ZF CV Systems Europe BV
    Inventors: Peter Beier, Ulrich Couppee, Reiner Hölscher, Gerhard Martini, Karl-Heinz Riediger-Janisch, Olaf Bindseil, Petra Elze, Alexander Fabian, Gerrit Glondajewski, Sven Homann, Jan Hörstmann, Thomas Müller
  • Patent number: 11967024
    Abstract: A technique is described for extracting or constructing a three-dimensional (3D) model from multiple two-dimensional (2D) images. In an embodiment, a foreground segmentation mask or depth field may be provided as an additional supervision input with each 2D image. In an embodiment, the foreground segmentation mask or depth field is automatically generated for each 2D image. The constructed 3D model comprises a triangular mesh topology, materials, and environment lighting. The constructed 3D model is represented in a format that can be directly edited and/or rendered by conventional application programs, such as digital content creation (DCC) tools. For example, the constructed 3D model may be represented as a triangular surface mesh (with arbitrary topology), a set of 2D textures representing spatially-varying material parameters, and an environment map. Furthermore, the constructed 3D model may be included in 3D scenes and interacts realistically with other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Jacob Munkberg, Jon Niklas Theodor Hasselgren, Tianchang Shen, Jun Gao, Wenzheng Chen, Alex John Bauld Evans, Thomas Müller-Höhne, Sanja Fidler
  • Publication number: 20240125998
    Abstract: A display unit includes a layer with a plurality of sub-regions which are arranged adjacently to one another along an illuminated edge of the layer. A corresponding number of symbols are arranged in the sub-regions. The display unit additionally has a plurality of light sources. The said light sources are arranged adjacently to one another along the illuminated edge of the layer. Each light source is configured to emit light into the respective sub-region of the layer via the illuminated edge of the layer. The display unit additionally has a limiting element which is arranged between the illuminated edge of the layer and the light sources and which is configured to limit the light emitted from the light sources for each sub-region such that the symbol in the respective sub-region is illuminated in a selective manner by the light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas HILGER, Stephan MUELLER, Elisabeth SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 11957920
    Abstract: A connection pin of a feedthrough of an implantable medical electronic device has a primarily cylindrical pin body and at least one flattened end section. The flattened end section has at least one planar connecting surface formed on it, especially for connection by material bonding of a band-shaped conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Teresa Mueller, Thomas Sontheimer, Stefan Eck
  • Patent number: 11955017
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed to generating an optimized network of flight paths and an operations volume around each of these flight paths. A network system creates a source network of paths, whereby the source network comprises a set of possible paths between two locations. The network system assigns a cost for traversing each edge of each path of the source network and aggregates the cost for traversing each edge of each path to obtain a cost for each path of the source network. Based on the cost for each path, the network system identifies a path having the lowest cost, whereby the path having the lowest cost is the optimized route between the two locations. The network system then generates an operations volume for the optimized route. The operations volume represents airspace surrounding the optimized route. The operations volume is transmitted to a further system for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: JOBY AERO, INC.
    Inventors: Ian Andreas Villa, Eric Mueller, Christabelle Bosson, Thomas Prevot
  • Publication number: 20240108510
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an ophthalmological laser treatment system for treatment of tissue of an eye comprising an ophthalmological laser treatment device comprising a base station having a treatment laser source configured to generate a treatment laser beam, an arm and an application head, wherein the ophthalmological laser treatment system further comprises an ophthalmological patient interface with a cornea contacting element, and a sclera contacting element, wherein the cornea contacting element and the sclera contacting element define a rotationally asymmetric contact surface configured to contact the eye, wherein the ophthalmological patient interface comprises a through opening, which is configured to enable the treatment laser beam from the application head to pass through the ophthalmological patient interface to penetrate a target volume of tissue of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Werner Bernau, Fabian Müller, Christian Rathjen, Michael Steinlechner, Thomas Studer
  • Publication number: 20240108509
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an ophthalmological patient interface for application to an eye of a person, the ophthalmological patient interface comprising a coupling portion configured to be arranged on an application head of an ophthalmological laser treatment system, wherein the ophthalmological patient interface further comprises an eye fixation portion configured to be arranged on the eye, wherein the eye fixation portion comprises a cornea contacting element, configured to contact at least partially the cornea of the eye, and a sclera contacting element, configured to contact at least partially the sclera of the eye, wherein the cornea contacting element and the sclera contacting element define a rotationally asymmetric contact surface configured to contact the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Werner Bernau, Fabian Müller, Christian Rathjen, Michael Steinlechner, Thomas Studer
  • Publication number: 20240106997
    Abstract: Embodiments are described which exploit a finding, according to which a higher compression rate or better rate/distortion ratio may be achieved by adopting or predicting second coding parameters used for encoding a second view of the multi-view signal from first coding parameters used in encoding a first view of the multi-view signal. In other words, the inventors found out that the redundancies between views of a multi-view signal are not restricted to the views themselves, such as the video information thereof, but that the coding parameters in parallelly encoding these views show similarities which may be exploited in order to further improve the coding rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas WIEGAND, Detlev MARPE, Karsten MUELLER, Philipp MERKLE, Gerhard TECH, Hunn RHEE, Heiko SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20240107214
    Abstract: Switch assemblies and network devices incorporating same. An example playback device includes a housing, one or more microphones, and a switch assembly configured to enable and disable the microphone(s). The switch assembly may include a slider cage coupled to the housing, an electrical actuator, and a sliding switch sub-assembly configured to slide laterally between first and second positions along a path constrained by the slider cage, the sliding switch sub-assembly including an actuator portion that extends through an opening in the housing to an exterior of the playback device and a translation component that converts lateral motion of the sliding switch sub-assembly between the first and second positions into vertical motion that activates the electrical actuator to enable the microphone(s) when the sliding switch sub-assembly is in the first position and deactivates the electrical actuator to disable the microphone(s) when the sliding switch sub-assembly is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas Mueller, Riley Stenstrom, Charles LaColla, Andres Huertas
  • Publication number: 20240100332
    Abstract: A respiration promoting apparatus and a method for promoting respiration for coordinately stimulating two Phrenic nerves of a patient for activating a diaphragm of the patient comprising a first coil unit (91), a second coil unit (92) and a bracket structure (93). The first coil unit (91) has a first forward face (911) configured to be positioned at the patient to stimulate a first Phrenic nerve of the two Phrenic nerves (62) of the patient. The second coil unit (92) has a second forward face (921) configured to be positioned at the patient to stimulate a second Phrenic nerve. The bracket structure (93) is coupled to the first coil unit (91) and the second coil unit (92) and is adjustable such that positions and orientations of the first coil unit (91) and of the second coil unit (92) are adapted. The bracket structure (93) has a third forward face (918, 928, 932) configured to be positioned at the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Pascal André SCHNELL, Thomas DEGEN, Dirk FENGELS, Ronja MÜLLER-BRUHN
  • Publication number: 20240104831
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method for generating representations of scenes includes assigning each image included in a set of images of a scene to one or more clusters of images based on a camera pose associated with the image, and performing one or more operations to generate, for each cluster included in the one or more clusters, a corresponding three-dimensional (3D) representation of the scene based on one or more images assigned to the cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Yen-Chen LIN, Valts BLUKIS, Dieter FOX, Alexander KELLER, Thomas MUELLER-HOEHNE, Jonathan TREMBLAY
  • Patent number: 11935179
    Abstract: A fully-connected neural network may be configured for execution by a processor as a fully-fused neural network by limiting slow global memory accesses to reading and writing inputs to and outputs from the fully-connected neural network. The computational cost of fully-connected neural networks scale quadratically with its width, whereas its memory traffic scales linearly. Modern graphics processing units typically have much greater computational throughput compared with memory bandwidth, so that for narrow, fully-connected neural networks, the linear memory traffic is the bottleneck. The key to improving performance of the fully-connected neural network is to minimize traffic to slow “global” memory (off-chip memory and high-level caches) and to fully utilize fast on-chip memory (low-level caches, “shared” memory, and registers), which is achieved by the fully-fused approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Müller, Nikolaus Binder, Fabrice Pierre Armand Rousselle, Jan Novák, Alexander Georg Keller
  • Publication number: 20240082591
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator comprises a pulse generation device generating an output pulse, the pulse generation device comprising a control unit, shock generation circuitry and output circuitry. The shock generation circuitry comprises a first energy storage device, a second energy storage device and a switching device. The switching device is electrically connected to the first energy storage device, and is configured to connect, in a closed state, the first energy storage device with the second energy storage device, and to disconnect, in an open state, the first energy storage device from the second energy storage device. The shock generation circuitry configured to generate an output pulse by supplying energy to the output circuitry, in the open state, from the first energy storage device via a first connection line and, in the closed state, from the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device via a second connection line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: BIOTRONIK SE & Co., KG
    Inventors: Thomas DOERR, Ingo WEISS, Juergen MUELLER, Thomas PIESKE