Patents by Inventor Christian TENDYCK

Christian TENDYCK 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: 10663304
    Abstract: A method for creating or augmenting a map for a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle establishes its location in a surrounding environment by comparing environment data acquired by at least one sensor with map data stored in the map. The method provides a base map of a surrounding environment of the motor vehicle; provides at least one base segment, wherein the at least one base segment has at least one characteristic feature; and creates or augments the map by generating map data, wherein the map data is generated by a map creation unit by assigning the at least one provided base segment to an associated position in the provided base map. Also disclosed is a corresponding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wege, Stephan Max, Kristian Weiß, Sascha Bauer, Mehmet Eylem Kirlangic, Robert Konnopka, Lars Krüger, Jesko Klandt, Christian Tendyck
  • Patent number: 10635170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating an eye tracker unit of an operating device, wherein at least one apparatus is controlled by means of the operating device depending on at least one user input and wherein, in the case of the method, at least one graphical element is displayed respectively by a control unit of the operating device in at least one predetermined usage step of the operating device and at least one piece of viewing direction information is determined by means of the eye tracker unit for the user viewing a screen. The invention provides that, from the at least one displayed element, an optically salient element, on which the user must focus with their eyes in order to successfully perform the usage step, is established, and calibration data for the calibration of the eye tracker unit is generated depending on a display position of the optically salient element on the screen and depending on the at least one piece of viewing direction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Omer Yosha, Janine Perkuhn, Stefan Schulz, Christian Tendyck, Thomas Werner, Thomas Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10466064
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a motor vehicle, wherein a respective rotational position signal is received from a respective wheel sensor of at least one wheel, and a steering angle signal is received from a steering angle sensor of a steering device, and a wheel-based location estimation is determined, the respective rotational position signal and geometric data of the at least one wheel. A respective relative location of the motor vehicle with respect to at least one object arranged in the surroundings is detected, and a respective relative change in location with respect to the at least one object is determined during a movement of the motor vehicle, and a surroundings-based location estimation is determined, and a combined location estimation of the location is determined from the wheel-based and the surroundings-based location estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Stephan Max, Kristian Weiß, Sascha Bauer, Mehmet Eylem Kirlangic, Andreas Wege, Robert Konnopka, Lars Krüger, Jesko Klandt, Christian Tendyck
  • Publication number: 20190265788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating an eye tracker unit of an operating device, wherein at least one apparatus is controlled by means of the operating device depending on at least one user input and wherein, in the case of the method, at least one graphical element is displayed respectively by a control unit of the operating device in at least one predetermined usage step of the operating device and at least one piece of viewing direction information is determined by means of the eye tracker unit for the user viewing a screen. The invention provides that, from the at least one displayed element, an optically salient element, on which the user must focus with their eyes in order to successfully perform the usage step, is established, and calibration data for the calibration of the eye tracker unit is generated depending on a display position of the optically salient element on the screen and depending on the at least one piece of viewing direction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Omer Yosha, Janine Perkuhn, Stefan Schulz, Christian Tendyck, Thomas Werner, Thomas Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20190205672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for supporting an advanced driver assistance system in a motor vehicle, comprising the following steps: providing a map, wherein categorized objects are stored in associated positions in the map, capturing environment data using at least one environment sensor system of the advanced driver assistance system, analyzing the captured environment data using an analysis apparatus of the advanced driver assistance system, wherein the captured environment data are analyzed for object recognition according to the categorized objects stored in the map. Furthermore, the invention relates to an associated device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Max Stephan, Kristian Weiss, Sascha Bauer, Mehmet Eylem Kirlangic, Andreas Wege, Robert Konnopka, Lars Krüger, Jesko Klandt, Christian Tendyck
  • Patent number: 10261593
    Abstract: A hand of a user may be detected in free space, where a plurality of surface points are determined and include a center area surface point and at least two surface points of the plurality of surface points located on a periphery of the surface of the hand. A curve extending through the plurality of surface points may be determined based on a position of a curvature. The plurality of surface points are processed to determine if the plurality of surface points of the detected hand are arranged in at least one of a substantially concave area relative to the sensor, and/or a substantially convex area relative to the sensor. The detected hand may be identified as a palm or back of the hand based on the processing of the plurality of surface points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christian Tendyck, Wolfgang Theimer, Gordon Larson
  • Publication number: 20180073891
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a motor vehicle, wherein a respective rotational position signal is received from a respective wheel sensor of at least one wheel, and a steering angle signal is received from a steering angle sensor of a steering device, and a wheel-based location estimation is determined, the respective rotational position signal and geometric data of the at least one wheel. A respective relative location of the motor vehicle with respect to at least one object arranged in the surroundings is detected, and a respective relative change in location with respect to the at least one object is determined during a movement of the motor vehicle, and a surroundings-based location estimation is determined, and a combined location estimation of the location is determined from the wheel-based and the surroundings-based location estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Stephan MAX, Kristian WEIß, Sascha BAUER, Mehmet Eylem KIRLANGIC, Andreas WEGE, Robert KONNOPKA, Lars KRÜGER, Jesko KLANDT, Christian TENDYCK
  • Publication number: 20180045521
    Abstract: A method for creating or augmenting a map for a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle establishes its location in a surrounding environment by comparing environment data acquired by at least one sensor with map data stored in the map. The method provides a base map of a surrounding environment of the motor vehicle; provides at least one base segment, wherein the at least one base segment has at least one characteristic feature; and creates or augments the map by generating map data, wherein the map data is generated by a map creation unit by assigning the at least one provided base segment to an associated position in the provided base map. Also disclosed is a corresponding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas WEGE, Stephan MAX, Kristian WEIß, Sascha BAUER, Mehmet Eylem KIRLANGIC, Robert KONNOPKA, Lars KRÜGER, Jesko KLANDT, Christian TENDYCK
  • Publication number: 20170300120
    Abstract: A hand of a user may be detected in free space, where a plurality of surface points are determined and include a center area surface point and at least two surface points of the plurality of surface points located on a periphery of the surface of the hand. A curve extending through the plurality of surface points may be determined based on a position of a curvature. The plurality of surface points are processed to determine if the plurality of surface points of the detected hand are arranged in at least one of a substantially concave area relative to the sensor, and/or a substantially convex area relative to the sensor. The detected hand may be identified as a palm or back of the hand based on the processing of the plurality of surface points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Christian Tendyck, Wolfgang Theimer, Gordon Larson
  • Publication number: 20140035875
    Abstract: Methods and devices for receiving reflectance-based input are provided. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes a plurality of electromagnetic radiation emitting devices and one or more electromagnetic radiation receiving devices for receiving reflected light from the electromagnetic radiation emitting devices. In one aspect, a method includes: repeatedly performing a reflectance measuring routine, the reflectance measuring routine including: alternatingly outputting light at each of the plurality of electromagnetic radiation emitting devices; and monitoring light received at one or more of the electromagnetic radiation receiving devices as a result of the alternating output; determining, based on the light received at the one or more electromagnetic radiation receiving devices, whether a predetermined gesture has been performed; and performing a function associated with the predetermined gesture when the predetermined gesture has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Wolfgang Michael THEIMER, Christian TENDYCK, Markus ZGORZELSKI
  • Publication number: 20130207936
    Abstract: Methods and devices for receiving reflectance-based input are provided. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes a plurality of electromagnetic radiation emitting devices and one or more electromagnetic radiation receiving devices for receiving reflected light from the electromagnetic radiation emitting devices. In one aspect, a method includes: repeatedly performing a reflectance measuring routine, the reflectance measuring routine including: alternatingly outputting light at each of the plurality of electromagnetic radiation emitting devices; and monitoring light received at one or more of the electromagnetic radiation receiving devices as a result of the alternating output; determining, based on the light received at the one or more electromagnetic radiation receiving devices, whether a predetermined gesture has been performed; and performing a function associated with the predetermined gesture when the predetermined gesture has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Wolfgang Michael THEIMER, Christian TENDYCK, Markus ZGORZELSKI