Patents by Inventor Daniel Lottes

Daniel Lottes 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: 20220080831
    Abstract: A compartment in a vehicle can be loaded by an object and an operating device having a user interface configured to output at least one output signal on a part of the user interface. The operating device is designed to cover the compartment. The compartment includes a sensing unit configured to detect the presence of the object when at least a part of the object is loaded into the compartment and the operating device includes control circuitry configured to display a digital image of the object on a part of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Daniel LOTTES, Christian WALL, Romain DIBOINE, Doh Yeon KIM, Seonghwan KIM
  • Publication number: 20220076508
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of user-related data files is managed in one of at least one data group based on at least one predefined criterion. The at least one data group has a respective predefined group output characteristic. A data group is selected based on the predefined group output characteristic on one side and a physical position of a device on the other side. The outputting of the user-related data file of the selected data group is based on the respective predefined data output characteristic and on a physical environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Daniel LOTTES, Christian WALL, Seung Mo KANG, Sung Jun PARK, Jiwon OH
  • Publication number: 20220072956
    Abstract: A base unit with a base dent region supports a main display unit having a main display panel. The main display unit is integrated in the base dent region and is rotatable about a base axis between a main loaded position and a main viewing position where the main display panel is visually accessible to a user from a predefined head position. The display device includes an auxiliary display unit which is integrated in a main dent region of the main display unit. The auxiliary display unit includes an auxiliary display panel which is designed to be visually accessible to the user from the predefined head position by rotating the main display unit about the base axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Daniel LOTTES, Christian WALL, Romain DIBOINE, Seonghwan KIM, Doh Yeon KIM
  • Publication number: 20220073089
    Abstract: An operating system for a motor vehicle includes an interface having an operating surface and a projector configured to project display content onto the operating surface of the interface. The interface is a portable item freely movable in the motor vehicle. The operating system further includes a capturing device configured to determine an inclination vector of a relative inclination of the operating surface with respect to the projector, and an image processing device configured to generate the display content by graphically distorting an original display content by use of a predetermined pre-distortion function based on the determined inclination vector. The pre-distortion function is set inversely to an optical distortion that occurs due to the relative inclination of the operating surface during the projection of the display content onto the operating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Daniel LOTTES, Philipp WEIß
  • Publication number: 20220066723
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a display panel, a control circuitry, and a supporting arrangement. The display panel displays a graphic display object and the control circuitry enables the displaying of the graphic display object, such that the information represented by the graphic display object is displayed based on a predefined physical environment condition. The supporting arrangement supports the display panel which is adjustable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the graphic display object is visually accessible to a user inside the vehicle and in the second position, the graphic display object is visually accessible to at least one person outside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Daniel LOTTES, Christian WALL, Romain DIBOINE, Doh Yeon KIM, Seonghwan KIM
  • Publication number: 20210370966
    Abstract: A first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus communicate with one another. The first information processing apparatus has a first communication device and the second information processing apparatus has a second communication device. The first information processing apparatus displays combined state information of the first and second information processing apparatuses on a first display device, such that the combined state information of the first and second information processing apparatuses is superimposed with surroundings information on the first display device. The second information processing apparatus displays the combined state information of the first and second information processing apparatuses on a second display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Daniel LOTTES, Philipp WEISS, Marcus RICHTER
  • Publication number: 20210221227
    Abstract: At least one electronic display has first and second mirrors separated by a distance. The two mirrors are arranged such that they at least partially overlap in a projection view of both mirrors. An intermediate space is formed in the overlap region between the mirrors. The at least one electronic display is part of a display apparatus having at least one light source emitting light into the intermediate space that is reflectable multiple times by the mirrors to generate an infinity mirror effect, resulting in the generation of an image having a light pattern that appears with an optical depth effect in an image plane of the display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Daniel LOTTES, Philipp WEIß
  • Publication number: 20210203898
    Abstract: Information that can be seen from the front side is projected onto the rear side of a projection area by a projector in a motor vehicle. The size of the projection area is variable by moving portions of a screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Daniel LOTTES
  • Publication number: 20200398742
    Abstract: The relates to a method for operating a driver assistance unit of a motor vehicle using a navigation target specification device. A control unit operates by: receiving a target specification signal describing a projection on a trafficable driving surface; establishing the portion of the trafficable driving surface to which the light of the projection is applied as a driving target region; and, based on the received target specification signal, establishing a relative position of the motor vehicle relative to the driving target region. There is also a step of receiving an orientation signal from an orientation detection unit of the navigation target specification device, which describes a spatial target specification orientation of the navigation target specification device in the driving target region, on which basis a navigation target is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventor: Daniel LOTTES
  • Publication number: 20180150136
    Abstract: A user interface for a motor vehicle is displayed on a touchscreen which detects at least one wiping movement. The user interface is generated by a control device controlling a vehicle device as a function of the at least one wiping movement. The user interface includes an operator control panel for setting a value of an operating parameter of the vehicle device. The control device activates the operator control panel as a function of a predetermined activation condition and sets the value in the operator control panel as a function of the at least one wiping movement when the operator control panel is activated. The control device assigns a part of the at least one wiping movement, detected outside the operator control panel, to the operator control panel and sets the value as a function of the part detected outside the operator control panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Tahar BOUAZIZ, Daniel LOTTES, Onofrio DI FRANCO
  • Patent number: 9975498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle with on-board electronics and an in-vehicle electronic receptacle unit for a portable communications device that is electrically connected to the on-board electronics, wherein the receptacle unit has at least one separate receptacle space that is designed to individually receive a function module in a state separated from the communications device, whereby the function module is reversibly separable from the communications device and can be reattached, and being designed for electrically coupling the separate function module to the on-board electronics to perform the intended function of the function module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Daniel Lottes
  • Publication number: 20180001834
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle with on-board electronics and an in-vehicle electronic receptacle unit for a portable communications device that is electrically connected to the on-board electronics, wherein the receptacle unit has at least one separate receptacle space that is designed to individually receive a function module in a state separated from the communications device, whereby the function module is reversibly separable from the communications device and can be reattached, and being designed for electrically coupling the separate function module to the on-board electronics to perform the intended function of the function module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventor: Daniel LOTTES
  • Patent number: 9490643
    Abstract: A method operates an electronic appliance that has a battery and a charging device for charging the battery with electric current. At least one functionality of the electronic appliance is set to a state that has previously been selected by a user of the electronic appliance when a coupling state of the charging device to a charging apparatus, which is external to the electronic appliance, for charging the battery is altered. A charging apparatus charges the battery for the electronic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Daniel Lottes
  • Publication number: 20150295444
    Abstract: A method operates an electronic appliance that has a battery and a charging device for charging the battery with electric current. At least one functionality of the electronic appliance is set to a state that has previously been selected by a user of the electronic appliance when a coupling state of the charging device to a charging apparatus, which is external to the electronic appliance, for charging the battery is altered. A charging apparatus charges the battery for the electronic appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Daniel Lottes