Patents by Inventor Thomas Ziegler

Thomas Ziegler 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: 11001444
    Abstract: An automated storage and retrieval system including at least one autonomous rover for transferring payload within the system and including a communicator, a multilevel storage structure, each level allowing traversal of the at least one autonomous rover, at least one registration station disposed at predetermined locations on each level and being configured to communicate with the communicator to at least receive rover identification information, and a controller in communication with the at least one registration station and configured to receive the at least rover identification information and at least one of register the at least one autonomous rover as being on a level corresponding to a respective one of the at least one registration station or deregister the at least one autonomous rover from the system, where the controller effects induction of the at least one autonomous rover into a predetermined rover space on the level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Symbotic LLC
    Inventors: Forrest Buzan, Edward A. MacDonald, Taylor A. Apgar, Thomas A. Schaefer, Melanie Ziegler, Russell G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10988941
    Abstract: A method of producing a veneered element (10), including providing a substrate (1), applying a sub-layer (2) on a surface of the substrate (1), applying a veneer layer (3) on the sub-layer (2), and applying pressure to the veneer layer (3) and/or the substrate (1), such that at least a portion of the sub-layer (2) permeates through the veneer layer (3). Also, such a veneered element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Göran Ziegler, Per Nygren, Thomas Meijer
  • Publication number: 20210118453
    Abstract: Methods for generating an object based audio program, renderable in a personalizable manner, and including a bed of speaker channels renderable in the absence of selection of other program content (e.g., to provide a default full range audio experience). Other embodiments include steps of delivering, decoding, and/or rendering such a program. Rendering of content of the bed, or of a selected mix of other content of the program, may provide an immersive experience. The program may include multiple object channels (e.g., object channels indicative of user-selectable and user-configurable objects), the bed of speaker channels, and other speaker channels. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., encoder or decoder) configured to perform, or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame (or other segment) of an object based audio program (or bitstream thereof) generated in accordance with, any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION, DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. MEHTA, Thomas ZIEGLER, Giles BAKER, Jeffrey RIEDMILLER, Prinyar SAUNGSOMBOON
  • Patent number: 10967537
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a circular saw, in particular a hand-held circular saw, having a housing and a drive unit, at least some sections of which are arranged in the housing and with which a tool holder for an exchangeable saw blade is associated. The drive unit is designed to rotationally drive the exchangeable saw blade about an associated axis of rotation. In the circular saw, a blade guard is associated with the exchangeable saw blade. The blade guard is mounted in the housing for rotation about the associated axis of rotation and extends around a cutting point of the exchangeable saw blade at least during a sawing operation in such a way that contact with the cutting point can be at least substantially prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Wiker, Thomas Ziegler, Michael Wall, Daniel Dennis, Torsten Riek
  • Publication number: 20210056978
    Abstract: Methods and audio processing units for generating an object based audio program including conditional rendering metadata corresponding to at least one object channel of the program, where the conditional rendering metadata is indicative of at least one rendering constraint, based on playback speaker array configuration, which applies to each corresponding object channel, and methods for rendering audio content determined by such a program, including by rendering content of at least one audio channel of the program in a manner compliant with each applicable rendering constraint in response to at least some of the conditional rendering metadata. Rendering of a selected mix of content of the program may provide an immersive experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB, DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sripal S, MEHTA, Thomas ZIEGLER, Stewart MURRIE
  • Patent number: 10832690
    Abstract: Methods for generating an object based audio program, renderable in a personalizable manner, and including a bed of speaker channels renderable in the absence of selection of other program content (e.g., to provide a default full range audio experience). Other embodiments include steps of delivering, decoding, and/or rendering such a program. Rendering of content of the bed, or of a selected mix of other content of the program, may provide an immersive experience. The program may include multiple object channels (e.g., object channels indicative of user-selectable and user-configurable objects), the bed of speaker channels, and other speaker channels. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., encoder or decoder) configured to perform, or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame (or other segment) of an object based audio program (or bitstream thereof) generated in accordance with, any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. Mehta, Thomas Ziegler, Giles Baker, Jeffrey Riedmiller, Prinyar Saungsomboon
  • Patent number: 10748547
    Abstract: Methods and audio processing units for generating an object based audio program including conditional rendering metadata corresponding to at least one object channel of the program, where the conditional rendering metadata is indicative of at least one rendering constraint, based on playback speaker array configuration, which applies to each corresponding object channel, and methods for rendering audio content determined by such a program, including by rendering content of at least one audio channel of the program in a manner compliant with each applicable rendering constraint in response to at least some of the conditional rendering metadata. Rendering of a selected mix of content of the program may provide an immersive experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. Mehta, Thomas Ziegler, Stewart Murrie
  • Patent number: 10734859
    Abstract: An electric motor, in particular a radiator fan motor of a motor vehicle, has a rotor which is mounted such that it can rotate in relation to a stator, a motor mount which has an electronics compartment for accommodating a converter electronics system, and an electronics compartment cover. The electronics compartment cover has a peripheral sealing groove into which a peripheral edge of the electronics compartment engages by way of a corresponding sealing web in order to reliably seal off the electronics compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Frank Mauch, Tobias Ott, Thomas Schencke, Artur Schmidt, Hermann Schulz, Jan Gwozdz, Thomas Ziegler, Thomas Hussy
  • Patent number: 10734860
    Abstract: An electric motor, in particular a radiator fan motor of a motor vehicle, has a rotor which is mounted such that it can rotate in relation to a stator, a motor mount which has an electronics compartment for accommodating a converter electronics system, and an electronics compartment cover. The electronics compartment cover has a peripheral sealing groove into which a peripheral edge of the electronics compartment engages by way of a corresponding sealing web in order to reliably seal off the electronics compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BROSE Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Frank Mauch, Tobias Ott, Thomas Schencke, Artur Schmidt, Hermann Schulz, Jan Gwozdz, Thomas Ziegler, Thomas Hussy
  • Publication number: 20200126568
    Abstract: Methods for generating an object based audio program which is renderable in a personalizable manner, e.g., to provide an immersive, perception of audio content of the program. Other embodiments include steps of delivering (e.g., broadcasting), decoding, and/or rendering such a program. Rendering of audio objects indicated by the program may provide an immersive experience. The audio content of the program may be indicative of multiple object channels (e.g., object channels indicative of user-selectable and user-configurable objects, and typically also a default set of objects which will be rendered in the absence of a selection by a user) and a bed of speaker channels. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., encoder or decoder) configured to perform, or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame (or other segment) of an object based audio program (or bitstream thereof) generated in accordance with, any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB, DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Andrew FRANCE, Thomas ZIEGLER, Sripal S. MEHTA, Andrew Jonathan DOWELL, Prinyar SAUNGSOMBOON, Michael David DWYER, Farhad FARAHANI, Nicolas R. TSINGOS, Freddie SANCHEZ
  • Publication number: 20200126570
    Abstract: Methods for generating an object based audio program, renderable in a personalizable manner, and including a bed of speaker channels renderable in the absence of selection of other program content (e.g., to provide a default full range audio experience). Other embodiments include steps of delivering, decoding, and/or rendering such a program. Rendering of content of the bed, or of a selected mix of other content of the program, may provide an immersive experience. The program may include multiple object channels (e.g., object channels indicative of user-selectable and user-configurable objects), the bed of speaker channels, and other speaker channels. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., encoder or decoder) configured to perform, or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame (or other segment) of an object based audio program (or bitstream thereof) generated in accordance with, any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION, DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. MEHTA, Thomas ZIEGLER, Giles BAKER, Jeffrey RIEDMILLER, Prinyar SAUNGSOMBOON
  • Patent number: 10611047
    Abstract: A cutting length display device for a hand-held machine tool includes at least one display unit and a cable system unit. The at least one display unit includes at least one movably mounted display element for displaying at least one position of a cutting edge of a machining tool on a workpiece configured to be machined depending on a set cutting depth of the machining tool. The cable system unit is configured to change a position of the at least one display element depending on the set cutting depth of the machining tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Kuehn, Thomas Ziegler, Michael Wall, Joerg Maute
  • Patent number: 10553225
    Abstract: Methods for generating an object based audio program, renderable in a personalizable manner, and including a bed of speaker channels renderable in the absence of selection of other program content (e.g., to provide a default full range audio experience). Other embodiments include steps of delivering, decoding, and/or rendering such a program. Rendering of content of the bed, or of a selected mix of other content of the program, may provide an immersive experience. The program may include multiple object channels (e.g., object channels indicative of user-selectable and user-configurable objects), the bed of speaker channels, and other speaker channels. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., encoder or decoder) configured to perform, or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame (or other segment) of an object based audio program (or bitstream thereof) generated in accordance with, any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. Mehta, Thomas Ziegler, Giles Baker, Jeffrey Riedmiller, Prinyar Saungsomboon
  • Patent number: 10515644
    Abstract: Methods for generating an object based audio program which is renderable in a personalizable manner, e.g., to provide an immersive, perception of audio content of the program. Other embodiments include steps of delivering (e.g., broadcasting), decoding, and/or rendering such a program. Rendering of audio objects indicated by the program may provide an immersive experience. The audio content of the program may be indicative of multiple object channels (e.g., object channels indicative of user-selectable and user-configurable objects, and typically also a default set of objects which will be rendered in the absence of a selection by a user) and a bed of speaker channels. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., encoder or decoder) configured to perform, or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame (or other segment) of an object based audio program (or bitstream thereof) generated in accordance with, any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Robert Andrew France, Thomas Ziegler, Sripal S. Mehta, Andrew Jonathan Dowell, Prinyar Saungsomboon, Michael David Dwyer, Farhad Farahani, Nicolas R. Tsingos, Freddie Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20190381688
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a circular saw, in particular a hand-held circular saw, having a housing and a drive unit, at least some sections of which are arranged in the housing and with which a tool holder for an exchangeable saw blade is associated. The drive unit is designed to rotationally drive the exchangeable saw blade about an associated axis of rotation. In the circular saw, a blade guard is associated with the exchangeable saw blade. The blade guard is mounted in the housing for rotation about the associated axis of rotation and extends around a cutting point of the exchangeable saw blade at least during a sawing operation in such a way that contact with the cutting point can be at least substantially prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Juergen Wiker, Thomas Ziegler, Michael Wall, Daniel Dennis, Torsten Riek
  • Publication number: 20190341061
    Abstract: Methods and audio processing units for generating an object based audio program including conditional rendering metadata corresponding to at least one object channel of the program, where the conditional rendering metadata is indicative of at least one rendering constraint, based on playback speaker array configuration, which applies to each corresponding object channel, and methods for rendering audio content determined by such a program, including by rendering content of at least one audio channel of the program in a manner compliant with each applicable rendering constraint in response to at least some of the conditional rendering metadata. Rendering of a selected mix of content of the program may provide an immersive experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION, DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. MEHTA, Thomas ZIEGLER, Stewart MURRIE
  • Patent number: 10388291
    Abstract: Methods and audio processing units for generating an object based audio program including conditional rendering metadata corresponding to at least one object channel of the program, where the conditional rendering metadata is indicative of at least one rendering constraint, based on playback speaker array configuration, which applies to each corresponding object channel, and methods for rendering audio content determined by such a program, including by rendering content of at least one audio channel of the program in a manner compliant with each applicable rendering constraint in response to at least some of the conditional rendering metadata. Rendering of a selected mix of content of the program may provide an immersive experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. Mehta, Thomas Ziegler, Stewart Murrie
  • Patent number: D858543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sigrid Harder, Robert Andrew France, Thomas Ziegler, Radoslaw Musial, Christopher Oates
  • Patent number: D906240
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SEMIKRON ELEKTRONIK GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Frank, Stefan Weiss, Patrick Sturm, Thomas Ziegler, Marco Lederer, Thomas Hunka, Rainer Popp
  • Patent number: D921048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SEMIKRON ELEKTRONIK GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Frank, Stefan Weiss, Patrick Sturm, Thomas Ziegler