Patents by Inventor Felix SCHWARZ

Felix SCHWARZ 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: 20220293829
    Abstract: The invention relates to various aspects of a ?-LED or a ?-LED array for augmented reality or lighting applications, in particular in the automotive field. The ?-LED is characterized by particularly small dimensions in the range of a few ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas BIEBERSDORF, Michael BRANDL, Peter BRICK, Jean-Jacques DROLET, Hubert HALBRITTER, Laura KREINER, Erwin LANG, Andreas LEBER, Marc PHILIPPENS, Thomas SCHWARZ, Julia STOLZ, Xue WANG, Karsten DIEKMANN, Karl ENGL, Siegfried HERRMANN, Stefan ILLEK, Ines PIETZONKA, Andreas RAUSCH, Simon SCHWALENBERG, Petrus SUNDGREN, Georg BOGNER, Christoph KLEMP, Christine RAFAEL, Felix FEIX, Eva-Maria RUMMEL, Nicole HEITZER, Marie ASSMANN, Christian BERGER, Ana KANEVCE
  • Publication number: 20220293830
    Abstract: The invention relates to various aspects of a ?-LED or a ?-LED array for augmented reality or lighting applications, in particular in the automotive field. The ?-LED is characterized by particularly small dimensions in the range of a few ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas BIEBERSDORF, Michael BRANDL, Peter BRICK, Jean-Jacques DROLET, Hubert HALBRITTER, Laura KREINER, Erwin LANG, Andreas LEBER, Marc PHILIPPENS, Thomas SCHWARZ, Julia STOLZ, Xue WANG, Karsten DIEKMANN, Karl ENGL, Siegfried HERRMANN, Stefan ILLEK, Ines PIETZONKA, Andreas RAUSCH, Simon SCHWALENBERG, Petrus SUNDGREN, Georg BOGNER, Christoph KLEMP, Christine RAFAEL, Felix FEIX, Eva-Maria RUMMEL, Nicole HEITZER, Marie ASSMANN, Christian BERGER, Ana KANEVCE
  • Publication number: 20220285591
    Abstract: The invention relates to various aspects of a ?-LED or a ?-LED array for augmented reality or lighting applications, in particular in the automotive field. The ?-LED is characterized by particularly small dimensions in the range of a few ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas BIEBERSDORF, Michael BRANDL, Peter BRICK, Jean-Jacques DROLET, Hubert HALBRITTER, Laura KREINER, Erwin LANG, Andreas LEBER, Marc PHILIPPENS, Thomas SCHWARZ, Julia STOLZ, Xue WANG, Karsten DIEKMANN, Karl ENGL, Siegfried HERRMANN, Stefan ILLEK, Ines PIETZONKA, Andreas RAUSCH, Simon SCHWALENBERG, Petrus SUNDGREN, Georg BOGNER, Christoph KLEMP, Christine RAFAEL, Felix FEIX, Eva-Maria RUMMEL, Nicole HEITZER, Marie ASSMANN, Christian BERGER, Ana KANEVCE
  • Publication number: 20220285592
    Abstract: The invention relates to various aspects of a ?-LED or a ?-LED array for augmented reality or lighting applications, in particular in the automotive field. The ?-LED is characterized by particularly small dimensions in the range of a few ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas BIEBERSDORF, Michael BRANDL, Peter BRICK, Jean-Jacques DROLET, Hubert HALBRITTER, Laura KREINER, Erwin LANG, Andreas LEBER, Marc PHILIPPENS, Thomas SCHWARZ, Julia STOLZ, Xue WANG, Karsten DIEKMANN, Karl ENGL, Siegfried HERRMANN, Stefan ILLEK, Ines PIETZONKA, Andreas RAUSCH, Simon SCHWALENBERG, Petrus SUNDGREN, Georg BOGNER, Christoph KLEMP, Christine RAFAEL, Felix FEIX, Eva-Maria RUMMEL, Nicole HEITZER, Marie ASSMANN, Christian BERGER, Ana KANEVCE
  • Publication number: 20200211560
    Abstract: A method for performing speech-based human machine interaction (HMI) includes obtaining a speech of a user and determining whether a response to the speech of the user can be generated. If no response can be generated, information is sent corresponding to the speech of the user to the call center. A data processing device for performing speech-based human machine interaction (HMI), includes an obtaining module to obtain a speech of a user. The data processing device further includes a determining module to determine whether a response to the speech of the user can be generated. The data processing device further includes a sending module to send information corresponding to the speech of the user to the call center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Wenhui LEI, Felix SCHWARZ, Thurid VOGT
  • Patent number: 10526002
    Abstract: An arrangement of a steering wheel in a motor vehicle suitable for autonomous driving is provided, wherein the steering wheel can be pivoted or tilted from a usage position into a rest position, in which the driver of the vehicle can still specify a steering request by rotating the steering wheel. The pivoting or tilting of the steering wheel from the usage position into the rest position switches on an autonomous vehicle operating mode, in which the vehicle moves along the roadway without assistance from the driver, whereas pivoting or tilting of the steering wheel from the rest position into the usage position switches off the autonomous vehicle operating mode. For this purpose, the steering wheel rim can be pivotably or tiltably attached to a spoke of the steering wheel, which spoke is stationary or connected to the steering wheel rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Felix Schwarz, Philipp Kerschbaum, Julian Eichhorn
  • Patent number: 10504237
    Abstract: A method for determining a viewing direction of a person, such as a driver in a motor vehicle, is provided. The method includes detecting a surface contour of a surface of an eye of the person, ascertaining a normal vector on the surface of the eye depending on the detected surface contour, and determining the viewing direction of the person depending on the normal vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthias Roland Kaufmann, Felix Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20190361533
    Abstract: A method for the automated activation of a vision support system of a vehicle, in particular of a motor vehicle, has improved automatic activation in particular with regard to the prevention of false-negative and false-positive activation. The method detects an activation gesture formed by a movement of the head and/or torso of a vehicle user, in particular of a driver; determines, using the detected activation gesture, a field of vision desired by the vehicle user; and activates the part of the vision support system which images the desired field of vision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Felix SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20190237079
    Abstract: A method for carrying out a multimodal dialog in a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, via which method the interaction between the vehicle and a vehicle user is improved with regard to the provision of a dialog that is as natural as possible. For this purpose, the following acts are performed: sensing an input of a vehicle user for activating a voice dialog and activating gesture recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Felix SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20180037248
    Abstract: An arrangement of a steering wheel in a motor vehicle suitable for autonomous driving is provided, wherein the steering wheel can be pivoted or tilted from a usage position into a rest position, in which the driver of the vehicle can still specify a steering request by rotating the steering wheel. The pivoting or tilting of the steering wheel from the usage position into the rest position switches on an autonomous vehicle operating mode, in which the vehicle moves along the roadway without assistance from the driver, whereas pivoting or tilting of the steering wheel from the rest position into the usage position switches off the autonomous vehicle operating mode. For this purpose, the steering wheel rim can be pivotably or tiltably attached to a spoke of the steering wheel, which spoke is stationary or connected to the steering wheel rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Felix SCHWARZ, Philipp KERSCHBAUM, Julian EICHHORN
  • Publication number: 20170287163
    Abstract: A method for determining a viewing direction of a person, such as a driver in a motor vehicle, is provided. The method includes detecting a surface contour of a surface of an eye of the person, ascertaining a normal vector on the surface of the eye depending on the detected surface contour, and determining the viewing direction of the person depending on the normal vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Matthias Roland KAUFMANN, Felix SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20170235363
    Abstract: A method for selecting a first area from a viewing zone which has a plurality of selectable areas is described. The method has measures a point of gaze of a user on the viewing zone, thereby providing a measured point of gaze. Furthermore, the method determines an estimated point of gaze based on the measured point of gaze and displays information regarding the estimated point of gaze on the viewing zone. The method also captures displacement information which is directed at dislocating the displayed information on the viewing zone. An actual point of gaze is determined based on the measured point of gaze and based on the captured displacement information. Furthermore, a first area which corresponds to the actual point of gaze is selected from the plurality of selectable areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Marc BREISINGER, Michael EHRMANN, Felix SCHWARZ, Philipp SUESSENGUTH, Julian EICHHORN