Patents by Inventor Andreas Giersiefer

Andreas Giersiefer 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: 20240067163
    Abstract: A method for maneuvering a vehicle having a trailer coupling in the region of a parking space is provided, wherein the vehicle has at least a first sensor and a second sensor and a control device, wherein it is detected whether an object is disposed in the region of the back of the vehicle, whether the object affects the parking behavior of the vehicle and whether the field of view of at least one sensor is blocked by the object. A vehicle for carrying out the method is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Markus Krekel, Florian Vieten, Andreas Giersiefer, Elena Lazaridis, Paul Jamnicki
  • Patent number: 11169520
    Abstract: A computer in a vehicle includes first and second electronic control units (ECUs). The first and second ECUs are programmed to monitor, respectively, a first operating condition and a second operating condition. Each operating condition includes one of path deviation, lane width, user awareness, or steering torque. The second ECU is programmed to monitor the second operating condition according to a protocol with a security measure. The first or second ECU is further programmed to control vehicle operation based on the first or second operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hafner, Nitendra Nath, Aaron L. Mills, Jonathan Mcneely, Andrew Brown, Andreas Giersiefer, Zhao Wang, Bahgat Aboushaban, Shadi Jammoul
  • Patent number: 10988166
    Abstract: A method for generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) adapted to a present driving situation (PDS) of a motor vehicle using an active steering assistance system (SAS), including ascertaining the present driving situation (PDS); classifying the ascertained present driving situation (PDS) into at least one of a group of driving situation categories (DSC); and generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) using the active steering assistance system (SAS). Wherein the amount and/or a time profile of the auxiliary steering torque (AST) depends on the classification of the present driving situation (PDS) into one of the driving situation categories (DSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Giersiefer, Patrick Glet, Christoph Klein
  • Publication number: 20200285233
    Abstract: A computer in a vehicle includes first and second electronic control units (ECUs). The first and second ECUs are programmed to monitor, respectively, a first operating condition and a second operating condition. Each operating condition includes one of path deviation, lane width, user awareness, or steering torque. The second ECU is programmed to monitor the second operating condition according to a protocol with a security measure. The first or second ECU is further programmed to control vehicle operation based on the first or second operating condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: MICHAEL HAFNER, NITENDRA NATH, AARON L. MILLS, JONATHAN MCNEELY, ANDREW BROWN, ANDREAS GIERSIEFER, ZHAO WANG, BAHGAT ABOUSHABAN, SHADI JAMMOUL
  • Publication number: 20190071126
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driver assistance system to support or automate the transverse control of a vehicle by applying a steering torque to an electrically assisted steering system. The driver assistance system is configured to determine a target value for a course curvature of a movement path of the vehicle, which the transverse control is based through a calculation of a B├ęzier curve. The calculation uses images of a traffic lane, recorded via a camera, located in front of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas GIERSIEFER, Jens DORNHEGE, Patrick GLET, Christoph KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20180319424
    Abstract: A method for generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) adapted to a present driving situation (PDS) of a motor vehicle using an active steering assistance system (SAS), including ascertaining the present driving situation (PDS); classifying the ascertained present driving situation (PDS) into at least one of a group of driving situation categories (DSC); and generating an auxiliary steering torque (AST) using the active steering assistance system (SAS). Wherein the amount and/or a time profile of the auxiliary steering torque (AST) depends on the classification of the present driving situation (PDS) into one of the driving situation categories (DSC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Giersiefer, Patrick Glet, Christoph Klein