Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Kober

Wolfgang Kober 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: 10029813
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically handling vest-type bags in the context of an automated packing process for packing items such as groceries are described. The apparatus includes at least two fingers that extend parallel to one another, and are arranged to move apart to increase the spacing between the fingers along a bag-opening direction. The fingers are inserted between the strips of the handle, and then moved apart in the bag-opening direction to part the strips of the handle in the bag-opening direction. A packing process involving automated bag handling operations is also inclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Josef Lorger, Heimo Gallaun, Gerold Repnegg, Wolfgang Kober, Shahram Montasser
  • Publication number: 20150291296
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically handling vest-type bags in the context of an automated packing process for packing items such as groceries are described. The apparatus includes at least two fingers that extend parallel to one another, and are arranged to move apart to increase the spacing between the fingers along a bag-opening direction. The fingers are inserted between the strips of the handle, and then moved apart in the bag-opening direction to part the strips of the handle in the bag-opening direction. A packing process involving automated bag handling operations is also inclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Josef LORGER, Heimo GALLAUN, Gerold REPNEGG, Wolfgang KOBER, Shahram MONTASSER
  • Patent number: 7626542
    Abstract: A method and receiver are disclosed for mitigating or substantially canceling signal interference between signals detected at the receiver. Once a presumed interfering signal(s) is acquired, parameters are determined that allow the interferer(s) to be modeled. The phase invariance of the process eliminates the need to acquire the interferer's phase. An orthogonal projection (for projecting onto a detection subspace which is orthogonal to a subspace spanned by the interferer(s)) is applied to the composite of all signals (y) for thereby projecting y onto the detection subspace. The interference subspace is non-orthogonal to a representation of desired (but interfered) signal of the composite signals. With the receiver properly equipped to perform this projection operation, interfering signals, multipath, multipath-like, and structured jamming signals can be effectively diminished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, Robert Kent Krumvieda, Lewis Reynolds, Steven Alan Kadlec
  • Publication number: 20090141775
    Abstract: A method and receiver are disclosed for mitigating or substantially canceling signal interference between signals detected at the receiver. Once a presumed interfering signal(s) is acquired, parameters are determined that allow the interferer(s) to be modeled. The phase invariance of the process eliminates the need to acquire the interferer's phase. An orthogonal projection (for projecting onto a detection subspace which is orthogonal to a subspace spanned by the interferer(s)) is applied to the composite of all signals (y) for thereby projecting y onto the detection subspace. The interference subspace is non-orthogonal to a representation of desired (but interfered) signal of the composite signals. With the receiver properly equipped to perform this projection operation, interfering signals, multipath, multipath-like, and structured jamming signals can be effectively diminished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, Robert Kent Krumvieda, Lewis Reynolds, Steven Alan Kadlec
  • Patent number: 7039136
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for decreasing interference in a selected coded signal. The system includes a matrix generator for generating a matrix. The matrix may comprise vectors, the elements of which are formed from components of the interference. The interference may exist in the form of co-channel and/or cross channel interference, such as that found in CDMA telephony. The components of this interference may, therefore, be code components of the interference that are used to fill elements of the vectors. Each element of a vector may represent a code component of an interfering coded signal. A processor uses the matrix to substantially remove the interference from the selected coded signal. For example, the processor may generate a projection operator that projects the coded signal substantially orthogonal to the interference such that the impact of interference on the selected coded signal is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: TensorComm, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Olson, John K. Thomas, Wolfgang Kober, Robert K. Krumvieda
  • Patent number: 6947474
    Abstract: The architecture of the present invention is premised upon an algorithm involving integration of oblique correlators and RAKE filtering to null interference from other spread spectrum signals. The oblique correlator is based on the non-orthogonal projections that are optimum for nulling structured signals such as spread spectrum signals. In one configuration, space spanned by a first signal associated with a first emitter is orthogonal to an interference space associated with one or more signals of one or more other emitters. RAKE filtering is used to rapidly steer the beam of the multi-antenna system and to mitigate the effects of multipath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: TensorComm, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas, Marvin L. Vis
  • Patent number: 6788734
    Abstract: The architecture of the present invention is premised upon an algorithm involving integration of oblique correlators and RAKE filtering to null interference from other spread spectrum signals. The oblique correlator is, of course, based on the non-orthogonal projections that are optimum for nulling structured signals such as spread spectrum signals. RAKE filtering is used to rapidly steer the beam of the multi-antenna system and to mitigate the effects of multipath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas, Marvin L. Vis
  • Publication number: 20040151235
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for decreasing interference in a selected coded signal. The system includes a matrix generator for generating a matrix. The matrix may comprise vectors the elements of which are formed from components of the interference. The interference may exist in the form of co-channel and/or cross channel interference, such as that found in CDMA telephony. The components of this interference may, therefore, be code components of the interference that are used to fill elements of the vectors. Each element of a vector may represent a code component of an interfering coded signal. A processor uses the matrix to substantially remove the interference from the selected coded signal. For example, the processor may generate a projection operator that projects the coded signal substantially orthogonal to the interference such that the impact of interference on the selected coded signal is substantially reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Eric S. Olson, John K. Thomas, Wolfgang Kober, Robert K. Krumvieda
  • Patent number: 6771214
    Abstract: A method and receiver are disclosed for mitigating or substantially canceling signal interference between signals detected at the receiver. Once a presumed interfering signal(s) is acquired, parameters are determined that allow the interferer(s) to be modeled. An orthogonal projection (for projecting onto a subspace orthogonal to that spanned by the interferer(s)) is applied to the composite of all signals (y) for thereby projecting y onto this subspace, wherein the subspace is non-orthogonal to a representation of desired (but interfered) signal of the composite signals. With the receiver properly equipped to perform this projection operation, interfering signals, multipath, spoofing and/or meaconing can be effectively diminished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas, Robert K. Krumvieda
  • Publication number: 20030218568
    Abstract: A method and receiver are disclosed for mitigating or substantially canceling signal interference between signals detected at the receiver. Once a presumed interfering signal(s) is acquired, parameters are determined that allow the interferer(s) to be modeled. An orthogonal projection (for projecting onto a subspace spanned by the interferer(s)) is applied to the composite of all signals (y) for thereby projecting y onto this subspace, wherein the subspace is non-orthogonal to a representation of desired (but interfered) signal of the composite signals. With the receiver properly equipped to perform this projection operation, interfering signals, multipath, spoofing and/or meaconing can be effectively diminished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas, Robert K. Krumvieda
  • Patent number: 6549151
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the present invention is directed to architectures for signal processing, such as for performing analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions, in which the source signal is decomposed into subband signals by an analysis filter, processed, and the processed subband signals combined to form a reconstructed signal that is representative of the source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20020176488
    Abstract: The architecture of the present invention is premised upon an algorithm involving integration of oblique correlators and RAKE filtering to null interference from other spread spectrum signals. The oblique correlator is, of course, based on the non-orthogonal projections that are optimum for nulling structured signals such as spread spectrum signals. RAKE filtering is used to rapidly steer the beam of the multi-antenna system and to mitigate the effects of multipath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: DATA FUSION CORPORATION.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas, Marvin L. Vis
  • Patent number: 6430216
    Abstract: The architecture of the present invention is premised upon an algorithm involving integration of oblique correlators and RAKE filtering to null interference from other spread spectrum signals. The oblique correlator is, of course, based on the non-orthogonal projections that are optimum for nulling structured signals such as spread spectrum signals. RAKE filtering is used to rapidly steer the beam of the multi-antenna system and to mitigate the effects of multipath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas, Marvin L. Vis
  • Publication number: 20020090025
    Abstract: The architecture of the present invention is premised upon an algorithm involving integration of oblique correlators and RAKE filtering to null interference from other spread spectrum signals. The oblique correlator is based on the non-orthogonal projections that are optimum for nulling structured signals such as spread spectrum signals. In one configuration, space spanned by a first signal associated with a first emitter is orthogonal to an interference space associated with one or more signals of one or more other emitters. RAKE filtering is used to rapidly steer the beam of the multi-antenna system and to mitigate the effects of multipath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas, Marvin L. Vis
  • Patent number: 6380879
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the present invention is directed to architectures for signal processing, such as for performing analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions, in which the source signal is decomposed into subband signals by an analysis filter, processed, and the processed subband signals combined to form a reconstructed signal that is representative of the source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6362760
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the present invention is directed to architectures for signal processing, such as for performing analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions, in which the source signal is decomposed into subband signals by an analysis filter, processed, and the processed subband signals combined to form a reconstructed signal that is representative of the source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6252535
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the present invention is directed to architectures for signal processing, such as for performing analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions, in which the source signal is decomposed into subband signals by an analysis filter, processed, and the processed subband signals combined to form a reconstructed signal that is representative of the source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Data Fusion Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20010000660
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the present invention is directed to architectures for signal processing, such as for performing analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions, in which the source signal is decomposed into subband signals by an analysis filter, processed, and the processed subband signals combined to form a reconstructed signal that is representative of the source signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Publication date: May 3, 2001
    Applicant: DATA FUSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20010000216
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the present invention is directed to architectures for signal processing, such as for performing analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions, in which the source signal is decomposed into subband signals by an analysis filter, processed, and the processed subband signals combined to form a reconstructed signal that is representative of the source signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Publication date: April 12, 2001
    Applicant: DATA FUSION CORPORATION.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kober, John K. Thoms