Patents by Inventor Christian VEY

Christian VEY 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: 9659232
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a position of an object relative to a representation of an image to be represented includes a position pattern generator for generating a position pattern subdivided into a plurality of pattern portions, each of the pattern portions having an unambiguous bit pattern of a plurality of bit patterns, and the bit patterns being Gray-coded in a generalized manner; a combination unit for combining the position pattern with the at least one image to be represented and for providing a corresponding combined image; an optical sensor for optically sensing an image section of the combined image, being correlated with the object position; a filter for extracting at least one bit pattern corresponding to a pattern portion of the position pattern, from the image section and for providing at least one corresponding extracted pattern portion; and a determiner for determining the object position based on the extracted bit pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Kraegeloh, Tobias Bliem, Joerg Pickel, Christian Vey, Rinat Zeh
  • Publication number: 20140348379
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a position of an object relative to a representation of an image to be represented includes a position pattern generator for generating a position pattern subdivided into a plurality of pattern portions, each of the pattern portions having an unambiguous bit pattern of a plurality of bit patterns, and the bit patterns being Gray-coded in a generalized manner; a combination unit for combining the position pattern with the at least one image to be represented and for providing a corresponding combined image; an optical sensor for optically sensing an image section of the combined image, being correlated with the object position; a filter for extracting at least one bit pattern corresponding to a pattern portion of the position pattern, from the image section and for providing at least one corresponding extracted pattern portion; and a determiner for determining the object position based on the extracted bit pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan KRAEGELOH, Tobias BLIEM, Joerg PICKEL, Christian VEY, Rinat ZEH