Patents by Inventor Christian Traub

Christian Traub 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: 11012668
    Abstract: A vehicular security system includes an alert device disposed in a vehicle equipped with the vehicular security system. Responsive to detection of a vehicle security threat, the alert device transmits a signal to a receiver remote from the vehicle. A jammer detector is disposed at the vehicle and operable to determine jamming of the signal transmitted by the alert device. Responsive to determination by the jammer detector of jamming of transmission of the signal transmitted by the alert device, the vehicular security system at least temporarily disables at least one vehicle access function to reduce likelihood of a break in of the vehicle while the signal transmitted by the alert device is being jammed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hossam Mahmoud, Christian Traub, Arno Krapf
  • Publication number: 20210001775
    Abstract: A method for stitching image data captured by multiple vehicular cameras includes equipping a vehicle with a vehicular vision system having a control and a plurality of cameras disposed at the vehicle so as to have respective fields of view exterior the vehicle. Image data captured by first and second cameras of the plurality of cameras is processed to detect and track an object present in and moving within an overlapping portion of the fields of view of the first and second cameras. Image data captured by the first and second cameras is stitched, via processing provided captured image data, to form stitched images. Stitching of captured image data is adjusted responsive to determination of a difference between a feature of a detected and tracked object as captured by the first camera and the feature of the detected and tracked object as captured by the second camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ghanshyam Rathi, Hilda Faraji, Nikhil Gupta, Christian Traub, Michael Schaffner, Goerg Pflug
  • Publication number: 20200346582
    Abstract: A view system (100A, 100B) for a vehicle (1) has at least one image capture unit (10A, 10B) for capturing image data of an area around the vehicle (1), wherein the image capture unit (10A, 10B) has an image sensor (11A, 11B) and an optical element (12A, 12B), at least one image processing unit (20A, 20B) for processing the image data captured by the image capture unit, and at least one light source (40, 40.1, 40.2) for illuminating the optical element (12A, 12B). The view system is configured to highlight the recognizeability of a foreign particle (S, T), which is located on the optical element (12A, 12B), on the image sensor (11A, 11B) of the image capture unit (10A, 10B) by means of the illumination of the optical element (12A, 12B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Werner LANG, Stefan CENTMAYER, Christian TRAUB
  • Patent number: 10780827
    Abstract: A method for stitching images captured by multiple vehicular cameras includes disposing a plurality of cameras at the vehicle so as to have respective fields of view exterior the vehicle. Image data captured by first and second cameras of the plurality of cameras is processed to detect an object present in an overlapping portion of the fields of view of the first and second cameras. Image data captured by the first and second cameras is stitched, via processing provided captured image data, to form stitched images. Stitching of captured image data is adjusted responsive to determination of a difference between a characteristic of a feature of a detected object as captured by the first camera and the characteristic of the feature of the detected object as captured by the second camera in order to mitigate misalignment of stitched images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ghanshyam Rathi, Hilda Faraji, Nikhil Gupta, Christian Traub, Michael Schaffner, Goerg Pflug
  • Publication number: 20200137355
    Abstract: A vehicular security system includes an alert device disposed in a vehicle equipped with the vehicular security system. Responsive to detection of a vehicle security threat, the alert device transmits a signal to a receiver remote from the vehicle. A jammer detector is disposed at the vehicle and operable to determine jamming of the signal transmitted by the alert device. Responsive to determination by the jammer detector of jamming of transmission of the signal transmitted by the alert device, the vehicular security system at least temporarily disables at least one vehicle access function to reduce likelihood of a break in of the vehicle while the signal transmitted by the alert device is being jammed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hossam Mahmoud, Christian Traub, Arno Krapf
  • Publication number: 20200101899
    Abstract: A method for stitching images captured by multiple vehicular cameras includes disposing a plurality of cameras at the vehicle so as to have respective fields of view exterior the vehicle. Image data captured by first and second cameras of the plurality of cameras is processed to detect an object present in an overlapping portion of the fields of view of the first and second cameras. Image data captured by the first and second cameras is stitched, via processing provided captured image data, to form stitched images. Stitching of captured image data is adjusted responsive to determination of a difference between a characteristic of a feature of a detected object as captured by the first camera and the characteristic of the feature of the detected object as captured by the second camera in order to mitigate misalignment of stitched images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ghanshyam Rathi, Hilda Faraji, Nikhil Gupta, Christian Traub, Michael Schaffner, Goerg Pflug
  • Patent number: 10523904
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes at least one camera having a field of view exterior the vehicle. An image processor is operable to process image data captured by the camera. When the vehicle is parked, a control controls the camera to capture frames of image data at a first capture rate. The control compares a frame of captured imaged data to at least one previous frame of captured image data. Responsive to the comparison determining a change in the frames of captured image data beyond a threshold degree of change, (i) the control increases the capture rate to a second capture rate, (ii) the at least one camera captures frames of image data at the second capture rate and (iii) the control activates a recording device to record images captured by the camera at the second capture rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hossam Mahmoud, Christian Traub, Arno Krapf
  • Patent number: 10486596
    Abstract: A dynamic image stitching system for stitching images captured by cameras of a vision system for a vehicle includes a plurality of cameras disposed at the vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior the vehicle. The field of view of each side camera partially overlaps the field of view of a front camera and partially overlaps the field of view of a rear camera. Image data captured by the plurality of cameras is processed at a processor to detect an object present in an overlapping portion of the fields of view of two cameras. The processor stitches, via a stitching algorithm, image data captured by the cameras. The processor adjusts the stitching algorithm responsive to a determination of a difference between a characteristic of the feature as captured by one of the two cameras and the characteristic of the feature as captured by another of the two cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ghanshyam Rathi, Hilda Faraji, Nikhil Gupta, Christian Traub, Michael Schaffner, Goerg Pflug
  • Publication number: 20190253672
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle and having respective exterior fields of view, and a display screen for displaying images derived from captured image data in a surround view format where captured image data is merged to provide a single composite display image from a virtual viewing position. A control includes a processor that processes image data captured by the cameras to detect an object present in the field of view of at least one of the cameras. During a driving maneuver of the vehicle, the display screen displays surround view video images and responsive to detection of the object, the display screen displays an enlarged view of the detected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Goerg Pflug, Achim Gieseke, Bernhard Thaler, Christian Traub, Johannes Wolf, Joern Ihlenburg, Martin Rachor
  • Publication number: 20190238799
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes at least one camera having a field of view exterior the vehicle. An image processor is operable to process image data captured by the camera. When the vehicle is parked, a control controls the camera to capture frames of image data at a first capture rate. The control compares a frame of captured imaged data to at least one previous frame of captured image data. Responsive to the comparison determining a change in the frames of captured image data beyond a threshold degree of change, (i) the control increases the capture rate to a second capture rate, (ii) the at least one camera captures frames of image data at the second capture rate and (iii) the control activates a recording device to record images captured by the camera at the second capture rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hossam Mahmoud, Christian Traub, Arno Krapf
  • Publication number: 20190143896
    Abstract: A dynamic image stitching system for stitching images captured by cameras of a vision system for a vehicle includes a plurality of cameras disposed at the vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior the vehicle. The field of view of each side camera partially overlaps the field of view of a front camera and partially overlaps the field of view of a rear camera. Image data captured by the plurality of cameras is processed at a processor to detect an object present in an overlapping portion of the fields of view of two cameras. The processor stitches, via a stitching algorithm, image data captured by the cameras. The processor adjusts the stitching algorithm responsive to a determination of a difference between a characteristic of the feature as captured by one of the two cameras and the characteristic of the feature as captured by another of the two cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ghanshyam Rathi, Hilda Faraji, Nikhil Gupta, Christian Traub, Michael Schaffner, Goerg Pflug
  • Patent number: 10179543
    Abstract: A dynamic image stitching system for stitching images captured by multiple cameras of a vision system of a vehicle includes a first camera disposed at a vehicle and having a first field of view exterior the vehicle and a second camera disposed at the vehicle and having a second field of view exterior the vehicle. The first and second fields of view at least partially overlap. A processor is operable to process image data captured by the first and second cameras. The processor processes captured image data to determine characteristics of features or objects present in the overlapping region of the first and second fields of view. The processor is operable to adjust a stitching algorithm responsive to a determination of a difference between a characteristic of a feature as captured by the first camera and the characteristic of the feature as captured by the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ghanshyam Rathi, Hilda Faraji, Nikhil Gupta, Christian Traub, Michael Schaffner, Goerg Pflug
  • Publication number: 20150022664
    Abstract: A vehicle vision system includes a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle and having respective exterior fields of view and a display screen for displaying images derived from captured image data in a surround view format where captured image data is merged to provide a single composite display image from a virtual viewing position. A gesture sensing device is operable to sense a gesture made by the driver of the vehicle. A control provides a selected displayed image for viewing by the driver to assist the driver during a particular driving maneuver. The control is responsive to sensing by the gesture sensing device, whereby the driver can adjust the displayed image by at least one of (a) touch and (b) gesture to adjust at least one of (i) a virtual viewing location, (ii) a virtual viewing angle, (iii) a degree of zoom and (iv) a degree of panning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Goerg Pflug, Achim Gieseke, Bernhard Thaler, Christian Traub, Johannes Wolf, Joern Ihlenburg, Martin Rachor
  • Publication number: 20140247352
    Abstract: A dynamic image stitching system for stitching images captured by multiple cameras of a vision system of a vehicle includes a first camera disposed at a vehicle and having a first field of view exterior the vehicle and a second camera disposed at the vehicle and having a second field of view exterior the vehicle. The first and second fields of view at least partially overlap. A processor is operable to process image data captured by the first and second cameras. The processor processes captured image data to determine characteristics of features or objects present in the overlapping region of the first and second fields of view. The processor is operable to adjust a stitching algorithm responsive to a determination of a difference between a characteristic of a feature as captured by the first camera and the characteristic of the feature as captured by the second camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ghanshyam Rathi, Hilda Faraji, Nikhil Gupta, Christian Traub, Michael Schaffner, Goerg Pflug
  • Publication number: 20140218529
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes at least one camera having a field of view exterior the vehicle. An image processor is operable to process image data captured by the camera. When the vehicle is parked, a control controls the camera to capture frames of image data at a first capture rate. The control compares a frame of captured imaged data to at least one previous frame of captured image data. Responsive to the comparison determining a change in the frames of captured image data beyond a threshold degree of change, (i) the control increases the capture rate to a second capture rate, (ii) the at least one camera captures frames of image data at the second capture rate and (iii) the control activates a recording device to record images captured by the camera at the second capture rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hossam Mahmoud, Christian Traub, Arno Krapf