Patents by Inventor Ernst Zielinski

Ernst Zielinski 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: 10841763
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a network component, an apparatus for configuring a message interface, a vehicle, a method and computer program for a network component, a method and computer program for configuring a message interface. A network component of a mobile communication system for configuring a message interface for direct communication between two or more mobile transceivers comprises one or more interfaces configured to communicate with the two or more mobile transceivers. The network component further comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Roman Alieiev, Teodor Buburuzan, Joakim Cerwall, Ernst Zielinski
  • Publication number: 20200296597
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system, a vehicle, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for user equipment, UE, and a network component in a mobile communication system. The method (10) for UE (100) in the mobile communication system (400) comprises measuring (12) a radio channel quality based on a signal transmitted by a communication partner (102) in the mobile communication system (400) and determining (14) information related to a normalized measurement result based on the measured radio channel quality. The method (10) further comprises transmitting (16) the information related to the normalized measurement result to a network component (200) of the mobile communication system (400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Roman Alieiev, Andreas Pfadler, Joakim Cerwall
  • Patent number: 10779239
    Abstract: A method, mobile radio station and computer program to perform a change of the mobile radio device category based on the state of the transportation vehicle. When the transportation vehicle is stopped, a lower mobile radio device category is selected, wherein the downlink and/or uplink data rates are reduced. This protects the battery of the transportation vehicle and improves the resource utilization in the mobile radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev, Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20200287700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, a method and a computer program for determining a duplex resource scheme for a localized communication in a mobile communication system, and to a method for a vehicle, which uses the determined resource scheme for the localized communication in the mobile communication system. The method for determining a duplex resource scheme for a localized communication in a mobile communication system comprises obtaining environmental perception data. The environmental perception data relates to a plurality of road users. The method further comprises predicting a plurality of radio resources required for a communication of the plurality of road users based on the obtained environmental perception data. The method further comprises determining the duplex resource scheme based on the predicted plurality of radio resources required for the communication of the plurality of road users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Ahmad El Assaad, Ernst Zielinski, Joakim Cerwall
  • Publication number: 20200288477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, a method and a computer program for determining a duplex resource scheme for a localized communication in a mobile communication system, and to a method for a vehicle, which uses the determined resource scheme for the localized communication in the mobile communication system. The method for determining a duplex resource scheme for a localized communication in a mobile communication system comprises obtaining information related to a plurality of planned maneuvers of a plurality of road users, wherein the plurality of planned maneuvers are related to an intersection. The method comprises predicting a plurality of radio resources required for a communication of the plurality of road users at the intersection based on the obtained information related to the plurality of planned maneuvers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Ahmad El Assaad, Ernst Zielinski, Joakim Cerwall
  • Patent number: 10745025
    Abstract: A method for assisting a transportation vehicle occupant located in a transportation vehicle wherein user information regarding the behavior and/or the state of a transportation vehicle occupant and transportation vehicle parameters of the transportation vehicle are gathered. The gathered user information and transportation vehicle parameters are combined and jointly analyzed and at least one behavior pattern of the transportation vehicle occupant is determined from the jointly analyzed user information and transportation vehicle parameters. The behavior pattern is stored together with the user information. In a subsequent gathering of user information, this user information is compared with the user information behavior pattern previously stored. When there is conformance with the behavior pattern, a transportation vehicle function is automatically carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Esref Köse, Ahmed Ali, Sebastian Gehrling, Jens Kampermann, Sarah Strygulec, Sven Klomp, Jessica Apfel, Sandra Jürgensmeier, Wolfgang Theimer, Ernst Zielinski
  • Publication number: 20200210691
    Abstract: A method for sending information for a gesture communication between two road users, wherein a first road user is in an ego transportation vehicle and a second road user is in another transportation vehicle in the vehicle surroundings of the ego transportation vehicle. The method includes detecting the hand and/or finger of the first road user in the ego transportation vehicle by sensor; ascertaining a gesture that the first road user makes in the ego transportation vehicle with his hand and/or finger; evaluating the ascertained gesture to determine whether the ascertained gesture is a gesture for gesture communication and is directed at a second road user in another transportation vehicle; and sending a signal containing information about the ascertained gesture for gesture communication to the second road user by the first road user in response to the ascertained gesture being directed at a second road user in another transportation vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian GEHRLING, Jens KAMPERMANN, Sarah STRYGULEC, Sven KLOMP, Jessica APFEL, Sandra JÜRGENSMEIER, Wolfgang THEIMER, Ernst ZIELINSKI, Esref KÖSE, Ahmed ALI
  • Patent number: 10652712
    Abstract: A method for organizing the communication between mobile radio network subscriber stations in a mobile radio cell, wherein a mobile radio network management unit, especially the scheduler of a base station, in the mobile radio cell performs the allocation of the radio resources. The mobile radio network management unit defines for the mobile radio cell a number of subradio areas in which a number of mobile radio subscriber stations are allowed to use the same radio resources for direct communication with one another in parallel operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz, Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev
  • Publication number: 20200107212
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a method for predicting a quality of service for a communication about at least one communication link of at least one communication device. QoS prediction may be necessary when it comes to the case that a user wants to use an application where a certain type of QoS is a presumption. For getting the best estimate of the quality of service the method comprises the steps of sending from the communication device a quality of service prediction request message hereinafter called QoS prediction request message to a communication service prediction server, predicting the quality of service in the communication service prediction server and sending back a quality of service prediction response message to the communication device. The communication device can thus decide if the predicted QoS is sufficient for the planned activity and may take a decision to either start the activity, postpone the activity or alter the activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Ahmad El Assaad, Andreas Kwoczek, Guillaume Jornod
  • Publication number: 20190349731
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a network component, an apparatus for configuring a message interface, a vehicle, a method and computer program for a network component, a method and computer program for configuring a message interface. A network component of a mobile communication system for configuring a message interface for direct communication between two or more mobile transceivers comprises one or more interfaces configured to communicate with the two or more mobile transceivers. The network component further comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thorsten HEHN, Roman ALIEIEV, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Joakim CERWALL, Ernst ZIELINSKI
  • Publication number: 20190349796
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a vehicle, a network component, an apparatus for a mobile transceiver, methods and computer programs for a network component and a mobile transceiver, for multi-client sampling. A network component of a mobile communication system comprises one or more interfaces configured to communicate with mobile transceivers of the mobile communication system. The network component further comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces. The control module is further configured to receive information on a multi-client sampling request, to receive information on capabilities and status of a plurality of mobile transceivers of the mobile communication system. The control module is further configured to determine a subset of the plurality of mobile transceivers based on the information on the multi-client sampling request and based on the information on the capabilities and status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thorsten HEHN, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Roman ALIEIEV, Joakim CERWALL, Ernst ZIELINSKI
  • Publication number: 20190179609
    Abstract: Audiovisual devices and methods of controlling those devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, an audiovisual toy may include a controller configured to receive a first output signal generated by an audio input device based on received first audio input that exceeds a predetermined threshold level, ignore the audio input device subsequent to receiving the first output signal during a first predetermined time interval, drive a motor based on the received first output signal during the first predetermined time interval, and, after the first predetermined time interval has elapsed, wind down the motor during a second predetermined time interval and monitor, during the second predetermined time interval, for a second output signal generated by the audio input device based on received second audio input that exceeds the predetermined threshold level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Zielinski, E. Ernst Ginkel
  • Patent number: 10306650
    Abstract: An apparatus, a method and a computer program for characterizing antenna units in a predefined space. The antenna units provide coverage with radio services for a mobile transceiver in the space. An antenna unit is operated in two modes of operation, sending and receiving. At least one first antenna unit has multiple radiation characteristics. The method includes operating the first antenna unit in a first mode of operation and operating a second antenna unit in the second mode of operation and varying the radiation characteristics of the first antenna unit and capturing information about transmission properties between the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit for the radiation characteristics. The method also includes characterizing the antenna units based on the information about the transmission properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Matthias Mohaupt, Jens Kampermann, Wolfgang Theimer
  • Patent number: 10271246
    Abstract: A mobile communication handover method which takes into account information about special equipment of the mobile telephone network subscriber station during a handover process for the mobile telephone network subscriber station wherein information about special equipment of the mobile telephone network subscriber station is transmitted from the mobile telephone network subscriber station to a mobile telephone network management unit, which takes the information about the special equipment into account during the handover process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Steffen Schmitz, Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Roman Alieiev
  • Publication number: 20190037500
    Abstract: A method, mobile radio station and computer program to perform a change of the mobile radio device category based on the state of the transportation vehicle. When the transportation vehicle is stopped, a lower mobile radio device category is selected, wherein the downlink and/or uplink data rates are reduced. This protects the battery of the transportation vehicle and improves the resource utilization in the mobile radio system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas KWOCZEK, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Roman ALIEIEV, Thorsten HEHN, Ernst ZIELINSKI, Steffen SCHMITZ
  • Patent number: 10194294
    Abstract: A method for collective acquisition of data of road users including the selection of the mobile devices whose data are intended to be acquired and transmitted to the at least one data acquisition computer depending on at least the connection status of the mobile devices in the mobile radio network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Steffen Schmitz, Andreas Kwoczek, Teodor Buburuzan, Thorsten Hehn, Ernst Zielinski, Roman Alieiev
  • Publication number: 20180339713
    Abstract: A method for assisting a transportation vehicle occupant located in a transportation vehicle wherein user information regarding the behavior and/or the state of a transportation vehicle occupant and transportation vehicle parameters of the transportation vehicle are gathered. The gathered user information and transportation vehicle parameters are combined and jointly analyzed and at least one behavior pattern of the transportation vehicle occupant is determined from the jointly analyzed user information and transportation vehicle parameters. The behavior pattern is stored together with the user information. In a subsequent gathering of user information, this user information is compared with the user information behavior pattern previously stored. When there is conformance with the behavior pattern, a transportation vehicle function is automatically carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Esref KÖSE, Ahmed ALI, Sebastian GEHRLING, Jens KAMPERMANN, Sarah STRYGULEC, Sven KLOMP, Jessica APFEL, Sandra JÜRGENSMEIER, Wolfgang THEIMER, Ernst ZIELINSKI
  • Patent number: 10080101
    Abstract: The method simplifies the formation of groups of devices in secure spaces. Such spaces may be passenger compartments of vehicles, and the passenger compartments can additionally be partitioned into zones. Each zone can be allocated a group. For instance, driver and front-seat passenger can be allocated to one group. The travelers in the rear seat-rows can be allocated to another group. This allows data exchange with driver and front-seat passenger that relates to the vehicle route or even relates to vehicle assistance systems. The other group, for instance, children travelling in the vehicle, can share other data, for instance, for entertainment purposes. The acceptance of systems offered in the vehicle can be increased by simple group formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Gehrling, Jens Kampermann, Klaus Meierling, Matthias Mohaupt, Gerd Penshorn, Henning Taschke, Wolfgang Theimer, Ernst Zielinski
  • Patent number: 10073172
    Abstract: An apparatus, a vehicle, a method, a computer program and a radio system for radio coverage in a predefined space. The method includes operating at least one transmission and/or reception antenna in the predefined space to cover at least one subregion of the predefined space using at least one element having an active area in the predefined space taking into consideration the subregion to be covered, wherein the active area of the element influences the propagation conditions of signals of the radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Matthias Mohaupt, Jens Kampermann, Wolfgang Theimer
  • Publication number: 20180199349
    Abstract: A method for adjusting the interference level for a wireless communication from a first mobile station to a second mobile station including detecting an interference level at a transmitting station and providing for elevation of the direction of beam for the signal transmissions from the first mobile station to the second mobile station relative to an angle between the ground plane and the current direction of beam for the transmissions from the first mobile station to the second mobile station. Such lifting up of the beam avoids interference at the place of a third mobile station located at the direction of signal transmission but with further distance, since the signal strength then vanishes relatively quickly if the beam is lifted up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Thorsten HEHN, Ernst ZIELINSKI, Steffen SCHMITZ, Andreas KWOCZEK, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Roman ALIEIEV