Patents by Inventor Thomas Schwarz

Thomas Schwarz 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: 10535806
    Abstract: A component includes a carrier having a front side facing towards a semiconductor body and a rear side facing away from the semiconductor body, each of which is formed at least in places by a surface of a shaped body, a metal layer contains a first sub-region and a second sub-region, wherein the first sub-region and the second sub-region adjoin the shaped body in a lateral direction, are electrically connectable in a vertical direction on the front side of the carrier, are assigned to different electrical polarities of the component and are thus configured to electrically contact the semiconductor body, and the carrier has a side face running perpendicularly or obliquely to the rear side of the carrier and is configured as a mounting surface of the component, wherein at least one of the sub-regions is electrically connectable via the side face and exhibits singulation traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Leirer, Korbinian Perzlmaier, Anna Kasprzak-Zablocka, Berthold Hahn, Thomas Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20200014939
    Abstract: A higher coding efficiency for coding a significance map indicating positions of significant transform coefficients within a transform coefficient block is achieved by the scan order by which the sequentially extracted syntax elements indicating, for associated positions within the transform coefficient block, as to whether at the respective position a significant or insignificant transform coefficient is situated, are sequentially associated to the positions of the transform coefficient block, among the positions of the transform coefficient block depends on the positions of the significant transform coefficients indicated by previously associated syntax elements. Alternatively, the first-type elements may be context-adaptively entropy decoded using contexts which are individually selected for each of the syntax elements dependent on a number of significant transform coefficients in a neighborhood of the respective syntax element, indicated as being significant by any of the preceding syntax elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Heiko SCHWARZ, Tung NGUYEN, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200012341
    Abstract: A method for improving user interaction with a virtual environment includes presenting the virtual environment to a user on a display, measuring a gaze location of a user's gaze relative to the virtual environment, casting an input ray from an input device, measuring an input ray location at a distal point of the input ray, and snapping a presented ray location to the gaze location when the input ray location is within a snap threshold distance of the input ray location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sophie STELLMACH, Sheng Kai TANG, Casey Leon MEEKHOF, Julia SCHWARZ, Nahil Tawfik SHARKASI, Thomas Matthew GABLE
  • Patent number: 10531129
    Abstract: Coding schemes for coding a spatially sampled information signal using sub-division and coding schemes for coding a sub-division or a multitree structure are described, wherein representative embodiments relate to picture and/or video coding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Kirchhoffer, Martin Winken, Philipp Helle, Detlev Marpe, Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20200007897
    Abstract: Coding schemes for coding a spatially sampled information signal using sub-division and coding schemes for coding a sub-division or a multitree structure are described, wherein representative embodiments relate to picture and/or video coding applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Martin WINKEN, Philipp HELLE, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200007869
    Abstract: A scalable video decoder is described which is configured to reconstruct a base layer signal from a coded data stream to obtain a reconstructed base layer signal; and reconstruct an enhancement layer signal including spatially or temporally predicting a portion of an enhancement layer signal, currently to be reconstructed, from an already reconstructed portion of the enhancement layer signal to obtain an enhancement layer internal prediction signal; forming, at the portion currently to be reconstructed, a weighted average of an inter-layer prediction signal obtained from the reconstructed base layer signal, and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal to obtain an enhancement layer prediction signal such that a weighting between the inter-layer prediction signal and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal varies over different spatial frequency components; and predictively reconstructing the enhancement layer signal using the enhancement layer prediction signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tobias HINZ, Haricharan LAKSHMAN, Jan STEGEMANN, Philipp HELLE, Mischa SIEKMANN, Karsten SUEHRING, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Christian BARTNIK, Ali Atef Ibrahim KHAIRAT ABDELHAMID, Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20200007874
    Abstract: A higher coding efficiency for coding a significance map indicating positions of significant transform coefficients within a transform coefficient block is achieved by the scan order by which the sequentially extracted syntax elements indicating, for associated positions within the transform coefficient block, as to whether at the respective position a significant or insignificant transform coefficient is situated, are sequentially associated to the positions of the transform coefficient block, among the positions of the transform coefficient block depends on the positions of the significant transform coefficients indicated by previously associated syntax elements. Alternatively, the first-type elements may be context-adaptively entropy decoded using contexts which are individually selected for each of the syntax elements dependent on a number of significant transform coefficients in a neighborhood of the respective syntax element, indicated as being significant by any of the preceding syntax elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Heiko SCHWARZ, Tung NGUYEN, Detlev MARPE, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20190394497
    Abstract: Coding schemes for coding a spatially sampled information signal using sub-division and coding schemes for coding a sub-division or a multitree structure are described, wherein representative embodiments relate to picture and/or video coding applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Heiner KIRCHHOFFER, Martin WINKEN, Philipp HELLE, Detlev MARPE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20190376864
    Abstract: A micromechanical pressure sensor, having —a pressure sensor core including a sensor diaphragm and a cavity developed above the sensor diaphragm; and —a pressure sensor frame; and —a spring element for the mechanical connection of the pressure sensor core to the pressure sensor frame being developed in such a way that a mechanical robustness is maximized and a coupling of stress from the pressure sensor frame into the sensor pressure core is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ferenc Lukacs, Arne Dannenberg, Friedjof Heuck, Helmut Grutzeck, Mike Schwarz, Robert Maul, Tamas Dögei, Thomas Friedrich, Volkmar Senz
  • Publication number: 20190379902
    Abstract: A proposed intermediate way of handling the renderable portion of the first view results in more efficient coding. Instead of omitting the coding of the renderable portion completely, even more efficient coding of multi-view signals entails merely suppressing the coding of the residual signal within the renderable portion, whereas the prediction parameter coding still takes place from the non-renderable portion of the multi-view signal across the renderable portion so that prediction parameters for the renderable portion may be exploited for predicting parameters for the non-renderable portion. The additional coding rate for transmitting the prediction parameters for the renderable portion may be kept low as this merely aims at forming a continuation of the parameter history across the renderable portion to serve as a basis for prediction parameters of other portions of the multi-view signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian BOSSE, Heiko SCHWARZ, Thomas WIEGAND, Tobias HINZ
  • Patent number: 10491926
    Abstract: Coding schemes for coding a spatially sampled information signal using sub-division and coding schemes for coding a sub-division or a multitree structure are described, wherein representative embodiments relate to picture and/or video coding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Kirchhoffer, Martin Winken, Philipp Helle, Detlev Marpe, Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10478850
    Abstract: At the rear end, the powder cup spray gun has an injector, a powder cup and a receptacle for the powder cup. The powder inlet of the injector is connected to the receptacle. The powder cup and the receptacle are designed in such a way that the powder cup can be fitted into the receptacle. In addition, a grip with a connection for conveying air, a connection for atomising air, and a connection for metering air is provided. The connection for the conveying air and the connection for the metering air are connected to the injector via lines running in the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wagner International AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schwarz, Rene Schmid, Gilbert Lutz, Karsten Juterbock, Pierre Plascar
  • Publication number: 20190344702
    Abstract: The invention relates to a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle comprising a lighting system (1) of the motor vehicle, having an illumination unit (2) configured to illuminate a scene (3) in the surroundings of the vehicle by projecting a total area (5), consisting of a total number of actuatable pixels (4), wherein the illumination unit (2) is configured to project a predefined pattern onto the scene; an image capture unit (7) configured to capture an image of at least part of the scene; and a computation unit (8) configured to compute at least one geometric property (9; 10) of the scene by means of the captured image and the predefined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Karsten BREUER, Thomas FECHNER, Dieter KROEKEL, Steffen GOERMER, Tobias SCHWARZ, Bruno NUNES-SILVA, Christopher KUENZEL, Maximilian AUSTERER
  • Patent number: 10477223
    Abstract: A higher coding efficiency for coding a significance map indicating positions of significant transform coefficients within a transform coefficient block is achieved by the scan order by which the sequentially extracted syntax elements indicating, for associated positions within the transform coefficient block, as to whether at the respective position a significant or insignificant transform coefficient is situated, are sequentially associated to the positions of the transform coefficient block, among the positions of the transform coefficient block depends on the positions of the significant transform coefficients indicated by previously associated syntax elements. Alternatively, the first-type elements may be context-adaptively entropy decoded using contexts which are individually selected for each of the syntax elements dependent on a number of significant transform coefficients in a neighborhood of the respective syntax element, indicated as being significant by any of the preceding syntax elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Tung Nguyen, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10477182
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to coding a multi-view signal, which includes processing a list of plurality of motion vector candidates associated with a coding block of a current picture in a dependent view of the multi-view signal. Such processing includes estimating a first motion vector based on a second motion vector associated with a reference block in a current picture of a reference view of the multi-view signal, the reference block corresponding to the coding block of the current picture in the dependent view. The first motion vector is added into the list, and an index is used that specifies at least one candidate from the list to be used for motion-compensated prediction. The coding block in the current picture is coded by performing the motion-compensated prediction based on the at least one candidate indicated by the index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10477210
    Abstract: A scalable video decoder is described which is configured to reconstruct a base layer signal from a coded data stream to obtain a reconstructed base layer signal; and reconstruct an enhancement layer signal including spatially or temporally predicting a portion of an enhancement layer signal, currently to be reconstructed, from an already reconstructed portion of the enhancement layer signal to obtain an enhancement layer internal prediction signal; forming, at the portion currently to be reconstructed, a weighted average of an inter-layer prediction signal obtained from the reconstructed base layer signal, and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal to obtain an enhancement layer prediction signal such that a weighting between the inter-layer prediction signal and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal varies over different spatial frequency components; and predictively reconstructing the enhancement layer signal using the enhancement layer prediction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Hinz, Haricharan Lakshman, Jan Stegemann, Philipp Helle, Mischa Siekmann, Karsten Suehring, Detlev Marpe, Heiko Schwarz, Christian Bartnik, Ali Atef Ibrahim Khairat Abdelhamid, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10468317
    Abstract: Electronic component with a support comprising a first inorganic insulating layer and a second inorganic insulating layer, between which a metal core is arranged, a first, a second and a third electrically conductive structure which are arranged on a top surface of the carrier, a first and a second electrical contact point and a thermal contact point, which are arranged on a bottom surface of the carrier, a component and an electrical protection element which are arranged on the side of the top surface of the carrier, in which the first electrically conductive structure is electrically conductively connected to the first electrical contact point, the second electrically conductive structure is electrically conductively connected to the second electrical contact point, the third electrically conductive structure is electrically conductively connected to the thermal contact point, the component is electrically conductively connected to the first and second electrically conductive structures, the electrical prot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schwarz, Stefan Groetsch, Joerg Erich Sorg, Christoph Koller
  • Publication number: 20190334546
    Abstract: Decomposing a value range of the respective syntax elements into a sequence of n partitions with coding the components of z laying within the respective partitions separately with at least one by VLC coding and with at least one by PIPE or entropy coding is used to greatly increase the compression efficiency at a moderate coding overhead since the coding scheme used may be better adapted to the syntax element statistics. Accordingly, syntax elements are decomposed into a respective number n of source symbols si with i=1 . . . n, the respective number n of source symbols depending on as to which of a sequence of n partitions into which a value range of the respective syntax elements is sub-divided, a value z of the respective syntax elements falls into, so that a sum of values of the respective number of source symbols si yields z, and, if n>1, for all i=1 . . . n?1, the value of si corresponds to a range of the ith partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Detlev MARPE, Tung NGUYEN, Heiko SCHWARZ, Thomas WIEGAND
  • Publication number: 20190333898
    Abstract: A method of producing an optoelectronic semiconductor component includes A) providing at least three source substrates, wherein each of the source substrates is equipped with a specific type of radiation-emitting semiconductor chips, B) providing a target substrate having a mounting plane configured to mount the semiconductor chips thereto, C) forming platforms on the target substrate, and D) transferring at least some of the semiconductor chips with a wafer-to-wafer process from the source substrates onto the target substrate so that the semiconductor chips transferred to the target substrate maintain their relative position with respect to one another, within the types of semiconductor chips, wherein on the target substrate the semiconductor chips of each type of semiconductor chips have a specific height above the mounting plane due to the platforms so that the semiconductor chips of different types of semiconductor chips have different heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Plößl, Siegfried Herrmann, Martin Rudolf Behringer, Frank Singer, Thomas Schwarz, Alexander F. Pfeuffer
  • Patent number: 10462474
    Abstract: A higher coding efficiency for coding a significance map indicating positions of significant transform coefficients within a transform coefficient block is achieved by the scan order by which the sequentially extracted syntax elements indicating, for associated positions within the transform coefficient block, as to whether at the respective position a significant or insignificant transform coefficient is situated, are sequentially associated to the positions of the transform coefficient block, among the positions of the transform coefficient block depends on the positions of the significant transform coefficients indicated by previously associated syntax elements. Alternatively, the first-type elements may be context-adaptively entropy decoded using contexts which are individually selected for each of the syntax elements dependent on a number of significant transform coefficients in a neighborhood of the respective syntax element, indicated as being significant by any of the preceding syntax elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Tung Nguyen, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand