Patents by Inventor Arne Stoschek

Arne Stoschek 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: 10311731
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for autonomous monitoring of parking areas are provided. In one aspect, a method for collecting information associated with a parking space includes providing a self-propelled autonomous data machine comprising one or more sensors. The autonomous data machine can be navigated to a location near a parking space for a vehicle. Parking information pertaining to the parking space can be obtained via the one or more sensors of the autonomous data machine. The obtained parking information can include at least occupancy data for the parking space. The parking information can be transmitted to a remote computing system configured to display the parking information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Phillip Wong, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Dominic A. Villa, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Nicholas L. Xydes, Ina L. Liu, Hen-You Tan, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 10279488
    Abstract: A charging system for an autonomous data machine may be provided. The system may comprise: a charging station, wherein the charging station has a low profile allowing the autonomous data machine to drive over to charge a power supply of the autonomous data machine automatically; and one or more processors of the autonomous data machine configured to make charging decisions to effect charging operations of the autonomous data machine that include charging time, charging location, and operations to be performed during charging. In some instances, the charging decision are based on at least one of the following: location of charging station, availability of charging station, mission parameters, locations of other autonomous data machines, and/or charging requirements and/or availability of charging stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Dominic A. Villa, Phillip Wong, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 9910436
    Abstract: Autonomous data machines and systems may be provided, which may be deployed in an environment. The machines may roam within the environment and collect data with aid of one or more sensors. The data may be sent to a control center, which may optionally receive information from additional data sources, such as other on-site sensors, existing static data, or real-time social data. The control center may send instructions to the machines to perform one or more reaction based on the received information. The autonomous data machines may be capable of reacting autonomously to one or more detected condition. In some instances, the autonomous data machines may be employed for security or surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Dominic A. Villa, Phillip Wong, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 9846051
    Abstract: A navigation system for a motor vehicle includes: an off-board navigation system spatially separated from the motor vehicle, for calculating a suggested route for the motor vehicle; a wireless communication connection between the off-board navigation system and the motor vehicle, for transmitting the suggested route to the motor vehicle; and a man-machine interface arranged in the motor vehicle, for outputting the suggested route to an operator of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Arne Stoschek, Brian Ng, Philippe Alessandrini, Daniel Rosario
  • Patent number: 9792434
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improved security services. In one aspect, a method is provided for controlling an autonomous data machine situated near a monitored environment. The method comprises: obtaining security data from a plurality of data sources; analyzing the security data to generate an analysis result; determining, based on the analysis result, an action to be performed by the autonomous data machine; and transmitting a command to the autonomous data machine causing it to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Arne Stoschek, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Dominic A. Villa, Phillip Wong
  • Patent number: 9773413
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for autonomous monitoring of parking areas are provided. In one aspect, a method for collecting information associated with a parking space includes providing a self-propelled autonomous data machine comprising one or more sensors. The autonomous data machine can be navigated to a location near a parking space for a vehicle. Parking information pertaining to the parking space can be obtained via the one or more sensors of the autonomous data machine. The obtained parking information can include at least occupancy data for the parking space. The parking information can be transmitted to a remote computing system configured to display the parking information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KNIGHSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Phillip Wong, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Dominic A. Villa, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Arne Stoschek
  • Publication number: 20170136631
    Abstract: A charging system for an autonomous data machine may be provided. The system may comprise: a charging station, wherein the charging station has a low profile allowing the autonomous data machine to drive over to charge a power supply of the autonomous data machine automatically; and one or more processors of the autonomous data machine configured to make charging decisions to effect charging operations of the autonomous data machine that include charging time, charging location, and operations to be performed during charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Dominic A. Villa, Phillip Wong, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 9600140
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes an input device for the input of a search criterion or a search term, a first interface for the exchange of data with a first offboard data memory, a second interface for the exchange of data with a second offboard data memory, and a computing device for the automatic search for information corresponding to the search criterion or the search term in the first onboard data memory and in the second onboard data memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AG, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Brian Ng, Vickie Chiang, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 9478133
    Abstract: A navigation arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a first motor vehicle having a navigation system for ascertaining a suggested route for the first motor vehicle and at least one second motor vehicle having a navigation system for ascertaining a suggested route for the second motor vehicle, and an Internet connection being provided between the first motor vehicle and the second motor vehicle for transmitting information concerning the navigation system of the first motor vehicle from the first motor vehicle to the second motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Brian Ng, Daniel Rosario, Thomas Chan, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 9329597
    Abstract: Autonomous data machines and systems may be provided, which may be deployed in an environment. The machines may roam within the environment and collect data with aid of one or more sensors. The data may be sent to a control center, which may optionally receive information from additional data sources, such as other on-site sensors, existing static data, or real-time social data. The control center may send instructions to the machines to perform one or more reaction based on the received information. The autonomous data machines may be capable of reacting autonomously to one or more detected condition. In some instances, the autonomous data machines may be employed for security or surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: Arne Stoschek, William Santana Li, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Dominic A. Villa, Phillip Wong
  • Patent number: 9090285
    Abstract: A method for providing a lanekeeping assistance for a vehicle includes determining road lane characteristics such as a road lane curvature. A vehicle velocity and a vehicle position with respect to a road lane are also determined. A desired steering angle is determined as a function of at least the road lane characteristics. A lanekeeping torque acting on the steering system of the vehicle in order to keep the vehicle on a desired path is determined as a function of at least the desired steering angle. The lanekeeping torque is generated by modifying at least one mechanical steering torque such as a jacking torque, an aligning torque, an inertia torque and a damping torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Switkes, Arne Stoschek
  • Publication number: 20150205298
    Abstract: Autonomous data machines and systems may be provided, which may be deployed in an environment. The machines may roam within the environment and collect data with aid of one or more sensors. The data may be sent to a control center, which may optionally receive information from additional data sources, such as other on-site sensors, existing static data, or real-time social data. The control center may send instructions to the machines to perform one or more reaction based on the received information. The autonomous data machines may be capable of reacting autonomously to one or more detected condition. In some instances, the autonomous data machines may be employed for security or surveillance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Arne Stoschek, William Santana Li, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Dominic A. Villa, Phillip Wong
  • Patent number: 9052214
    Abstract: In a navigation system for a motor vehicle, the navigation system includes an off-board navigation system that is spatially separate from the motor vehicle, a wireless communication connection between the off-board navigation system and the motor vehicle to transmit a suggested route for the motor vehicle and/or a map display of the environment of the motor vehicle from the off-board navigation system to the motor vehicle, and a man-machine interface arranged in the motor vehicle, to output the suggested route or the map display to an operator of the motor vehicle, in connection or together with an item of additional information, the provision of the additional information being accessible to a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Arne Stoschek, Brian Ng, Thomas Chan, Daniel Rosario
  • Patent number: 8700308
    Abstract: A navigation system for a motor vehicle includes: a motor vehicle, a server which is spatially separate from the motor vehicle, and a wireless communication connection between the server and the motor vehicle for the time-staggered transmission of a first navigation information item and at least a second navigation information item from the server to the motor vehicle, the first navigation information item being assigned a first priority and the second navigation information item being assigned a second priority, the sequence of the transmission of the first navigation information item and the second navigation information item being a function of the priority level, and a man-machine interface being arranged in the motor vehicle for outputting the first navigation information item and the second navigation information item to an operator of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Brian Ng, Thomas Chan, Chu Hee Lee, Daniel Rosario, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 8694195
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a wheel-view camera with a wide-angle lens and an image sensor. The wheel-view camera is mounted in the housing of a side view mirror and points in a downward direction such that the wheel-view camera captures a front wheel. An image processing unit is operatively connected to the wheel-view camera unit for receiving image data from the wheel-view camera. The image processing unit is configured to process the image data such that the image processing unit performs a wide-angle lens correction, an image rotation and a viewpoint conversion. A display unit is operatively connected to the image processing unit. The display unit receives processed image data from the image processing unit and displays an image of the front wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Jonathan Lee, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 8614683
    Abstract: An input device, especially for a vehicle, includes a first display for optical display of information, at least a second display arranged above the first display for optical display of information and a touchscreen arranged above the second display for entry of commands by touching an operating surface of the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Brian Ng, Philippe Alessandrini, Brian Finn, Arne Stoschek
  • Publication number: 20130311082
    Abstract: A navigation system for a motor vehicle includes: an off-board navigation system spatially separated from the motor vehicle, for calculating a suggested route for the motor vehicle; a wireless communication connection between the off-board navigation system and the motor vehicle, for transmitting the suggested route to the motor vehicle; and a man-machine interface arranged in the motor vehicle, for outputting the suggested route to an operator of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Arne Stoschek, Brian Ng, Philippe Alessandrini, Daniel Rosario
  • Patent number: 8554463
    Abstract: A navigation system is for a motor vehicle. The navigation system includes a motor vehicle, an isolated, immobile memory node for storing navigation data, a wireless communication connections between the isolated, immobile memory node and the motor vehicle for transmitting the navigation data from the isolated, immobile memory node to the motor vehicle and a man-machine interface arranged in the motor vehicle for outputting the navigation data to an operator of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Daniel Rosario, Brian Ng, Thomas Chan, Arne Stoschek
  • Publication number: 20130249824
    Abstract: A display device includes touch screen for the visual display of information and for the input of command and an actuator for moving the touch screen in a direction substantially perpendicular to the touch screen. The touch screen is movable by the actuator by more than 2 mm in the direction substantially perpendicular to the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Klaus Schaaf, Arne Stoschek, Brian Michael Finn, Michael Prados
  • Patent number: 8536789
    Abstract: A head light for a motor vehicle has a light source for generating a beam of light as well as a electronic beam steering module for steering the beam of light and/or a electronic beam shaping module for shaping the beam of light, wherein the head light has a light filter for eliminating at least the substantial portion of red light from the light generated by means of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG
    Inventors: Pao Hsu Chen, Luis Sampedro Diaz, Arne Stoschek