Patents by Inventor Andreas Hecht

Andreas Hecht 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: 20180154907
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for personalized vehicle management. A current location of a vehicle may be received. A route of the vehicle may be determined based upon a trip library and/or the current location. The trip library may correspond to routes travelled by the user above a travel frequency threshold. A route segment (e.g., a portion of the route that the vehicle will travel within a threshold duration) may be identified. A route segment characteristic (e.g., a weather characteristic, a physical characteristic, a traffic characteristic, etc.) of the route segment may be determined. The route segment characteristic may be provided to a driver assistance component of the vehicle. The driver assistance component may be instructed to alter functionality of the vehicle using a vehicle operational parameter derived from the route segment characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Christian Andreas HECHT
  • Patent number: 9884632
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for personalized vehicle management. A current location of a vehicle may be received. A route of the vehicle may be determined based upon a trip library and/or the current location. The trip library may correspond to routes traveled by the user above a travel frequency threshold. A route segment (e.g., a portion of the route that the vehicle will travel within a threshold duration) may be identified. A route segment characteristic (e.g., a weather characteristic, a physical characteristic, a traffic characteristic, etc.) of the route segment may be determined. The route segment characteristic may be provided to a driver assistance component of the vehicle. The driver assistance component may be instructed to alter functionality of the vehicle using a vehicle operational parameter derived from the route segment characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INRIX INC.
    Inventor: Christian Andreas Hecht
  • Publication number: 20170219373
    Abstract: Users within transit in a vehicle may initiate location queries to fulfill a set of interests, such as stops for food, fuel, and lodging. A device may fulfill the queries according to various factors, such as the distance of nearby locations to the user or to another location specified by the user, and the popularity of various locations. However, the user may not have specified or even chosen a route, and may wish to have interests fulfilled at a later time (e.g., stopping for food in 30 minutes), and a presentation of search results near the user's current location may be unhelpful. Presented herein are techniques for fulfilling location queries that involve predicting a route of the user, and identifying a timing window for the query results (e.g., locations that are likely to be near the user's projected location when the wishes to stop for food in 30 minutes).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: David DiMeo, Andreas Hecht
  • Publication number: 20170043789
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for personalized vehicle management. A current location of a vehicle may be received. A route of the vehicle may be determined based upon a trip library and/or the current location. The trip library may correspond to routes traveled by the user above a travel frequency threshold. A route segment (e.g., a portion of the route that the vehicle will travel within a threshold duration) may be identified. A route segment characteristic (e.g., a weather characteristic, a physical characteristic, a traffic characteristic, etc.) of the route segment may be determined. The route segment characteristic may be provided to a driver assistance component of the vehicle. The driver assistance component may be instructed to alter functionality of the vehicle using a vehicle operational parameter derived from the route segment characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Christian Andreas Hecht
  • Publication number: 20080252089
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a mounting device for fixing a portable electronic device, particularly a portable navigation system, in the interior of a vehicle. The mounting device includes a mounting element that can be detachably fixed on a component of the vehicle and a device carrier, on which the electronic device can be detachably fixed. The mounting element and the device carrier connected to one another by a connecting element, the length of which is adjustable between at least two positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Andreas Hecht
  • Patent number: 7403851
    Abstract: A method for operating a navigation system that executes a navigation application software program to provide a navigation-related feature is provided. The method comprises identifying that the navigation application software program uses both updated geographic data and un-updated geographic data from a geographic database associated with said navigation system. The un-updated geographic data has an associated date or version different from the updated geographic data. The method further comprises providing a report indicating that an inconsistency between the updated geographic data and the un-updated geographic data may exist. The method may further include identifying the inconsistency between the updated geographic data and the un-updated geographic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Navteq North America, LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Kaufman, Christian Andreas Hecht
  • Patent number: 7330503
    Abstract: A signal generator comprises at least one first base band unit and a second base band unit, generating a digital base band signal. At least one first frequency offset unit, connected to the first base band unit, which adds the output signal form the second base band unit and the output signal from the frequency offset unit and an I/Q modulator, in series with the addition unit are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kernchen, Andreas Hecht, Wolfgang Kufer
  • Patent number: 7151805
    Abstract: A system and method for generating an I/Q signal for an I/Q modulator (10). The signal is composed of two or more data streams, which have been edited according to identical or different modulation methods. A known modulation encoder is used to generate corresponding digital I/Q values from a first inputted digital data stream. The I/Q values then undergo a digital-analogue conversion (8) that generates the corresponding analogue I/Q signals. The system includes an additional modulation generator that calculates digital I/Q values, or generates I/Q values from an additional inputted digital data stream. The digital I/Q values of the modulation encoder and the digital I/Q values of the modulation generator (10) are then added together, using digital adders (A3) located upstream of the digital-analogue converter (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Hecht
  • Publication number: 20040218691
    Abstract: A signal generator comprises at least one first base band unit and a second base band unit, generating a digital base band signal. At least one first frequency offset unit, connected to the first base band unit, which adds the output signal form the second base band unit and the output signal from the frequency offset unit and an I/Q modulator, in series with the addition unit are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kernchen, Andreas Hecht, Wolfgang Kufer
  • Patent number: 6735515
    Abstract: A method and system for use by driver assistance systems installed in a motor vehicle to continuously provide such systems with updated data about paths along roads onto which the motor vehicle can travel from a current position of the motor vehicle as the motor vehicle travels along said roads. The method includes accessing a database that contains data that represents segments of roads and intersections of a road network located in a geographic region in which the motor vehicle is traveling and determining one or more paths along roads onto which the motor vehicle can travel from a current position of the motor vehicle. Each path is extended out to a threshold. Data representing each of the paths is provided in an organized data structure for use by the driver assistance systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Navigation Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Stephan Bechtolsheim, Larry Dunn, Andreas Hecht, Matthias Schmitt, Jerry Feigen, Michele Roser
  • Publication number: 20030107446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating an I/Q signal for an I/Q modulator (10). Said signal is composed of two or more data streams, which have been edited according to identical or different digital modulation methods. In said method, a known modulation encoder is used to generate corresponding digital I/Q values from a first inputted digital data stream. Said I/Q values then undergo a digital-analogue conversion (8) that generates the corresponding analogue I/Q signals. The invention is characterised by an additional modulation generator that calculates digital I/Q values, or generates I/Q values from an additional inputted digital data stream. The digital I/Q values of the modulation encoder and the digital I/Q values of the modulation generator (10) are then added together, using digital adders (A3) located upstream of the digital-analogue converter (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Andreas Hecht
  • Publication number: 20020161513
    Abstract: A method and system for use by driver assistance systems installed in a motor vehicle to continuously provide such systems with updated data about paths along roads onto which the motor vehicle can travel from a current position of the motor vehicle as the motor vehicle travels along said roads. The method includes accessing a database that contains data that represents segments of roads and intersections of a road network located in a geographic region in which the motor vehicle is traveling and determining one or more paths along roads onto which the motor vehicle can travel from a current position of the motor vehicle. Each path is extended out to a threshold. Data representing each of the paths is provided in an organized data structure for use by the driver assistance systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Stephan Bechtolsheim, Larry Dunn, Andreas Hecht, Matthias Schmitt, Jerry Feigen, Michele Roser
  • Patent number: 6405128
    Abstract: A method and system for use by driver assistance systems installed in a motor vehicle to continuously provide such systems with updated data about paths along roads onto which the motor vehicle can travel from a current position of the motor vehicle as the motor vehicle travels along said roads. The method includes accessing a database that contains data that represents segments of roads and intersections of a road network located in a geographic region in which the motor vehicle is traveling and determining one or more paths along roads onto which the motor vehicle can travel from a current position of the motor vehicle. Each path is extended out to a threshold. Data representing each of the paths is provided in an organized data structure for use by the driver assistance systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Navigation Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Stephan Bechtolsheim, Larry Dunn, Andreas Hecht, Matthias Schmitt, Jerry Feigen, Michele Roser