Patents by Inventor Florian Geissler

Florian Geissler 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: 11505450
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface arranged opposite to the first surface; a stress-sensitive sensor disposed at the first surface of the substrate, where the stress-sensitive sensor is sensitive to mechanical stress; a stress-decoupling trench that has a vertical extension that extends from the first surface into the substrate, where the stress-decoupling trench vertically extends partially into the substrate towards the second surface although not completely to the second surface; and a plurality of particle filter trenches that vertically extend from the second surface into the substrate, wherein each of the plurality of particle filter trenches have a longitudinal extension that extends orthogonal to the vertical extension of the stress-decoupling trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Florian Brandl, Christian Geissler, Robert Gruenberger, Claus Waechter, Bernhard Winkler
  • Publication number: 20220365540
    Abstract: A controller for an autonomous vehicle may include: one or more processors configured to: determine a maneuver planned for the vehicle based on a safety driving model and based on a first message from a network component external to the vehicle, the first message including a respective assessment for each proposed maneuver of at least two maneuvers proposed for the vehicle, and provide an in-vehicle instruction to perform the maneuver planned for the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Rafael ROSALES, Florian GEISSLER, Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Neslihan KOSE CIHANGIR
  • Publication number: 20220324467
    Abstract: A safety system (200) for a vehicle (100) is provided. The safety system (200) may include one or more processors (102). The one or more processors (102) may be configured to control a vehicle (100) to operate in accordance with the predefined stored driving model parameters, to detect vehicle operation data during the operation of the vehicle (100), to determine whether to change predefined driving model parameters based on the detected vehicle operation data and the driving model parameters, to change the driving model parameters to changed driving model parameters, and to control the vehicle (100) to operate in accordance with the changed driving model parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Florian GEISSLER, Haitao JI, Fei LI, Fabian OBORIL, Rafael ROSALES, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, Xiangbin WU, Xinxin ZHANG, Zhiyuan ZHANG, Qianying ZHU
  • Patent number: 11460847
    Abstract: A controller for an autonomous vehicle may include: one or more processors configured to: determine a maneuver planned for the vehicle based on a safety driving model and based on a first message from a network component external to the vehicle, the first message including a respective assessment for each proposed maneuver of at least two maneuvers proposed for the vehicle, and provide an in-vehicle instruction to perform the maneuver planned for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Rosales, Florian Geissler, Ignacio Alvarez, Neslihan Kose Cihangir
  • Publication number: 20220194385
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes obtaining vehicle data comprising environmental perception data indicating a risk assessment regarding one or more perceived elements of an environment surrounding a vehicle; obtaining driver perception data regarding a driver inside the vehicle; determining an integrated risk assessment based on the vehicle data and the driver perception data; and determining an Operational Design Doman (ODD) compliance assessment of the vehicle at least based on the determined integrated risk assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Florian GEISSLER, Rafael ROSALES, Fabian Israel OBORIL, Cornelius BUERKLE, Michael PAULITSCH, Ignacio ALVAREZ, David Israel GONZÁLEZ AGUIRRE
  • Publication number: 20220182793
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), including vehicle-based WSNs. A road side unit (RSU) includes one or more fixed sensors covering different sectors of a designated coverage area. The RSU uses the sensors to capture sensor data that is representative of objects in the coverage area, tracks objects (e.g., vehicles) in the coverage area, and determines regions in the coverage area that are not adequately covered by the sensors (e.g., “perception gaps”). When the RSU identifies an object that is in or at a perception gap, then the RSU sends a request to that object for sensor data captured by the object's on-board sensors. The RSU obtains the sensor data from the object, and uses the obtained sensor data to complement the knowledge that the RSU (i.e., “filling the peception gaps”). Other embodiments are disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Ralf Graefe, Florian Geissler, Rainer Makowitz
  • Publication number: 20220118621
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for improving the safety of a robot. The safety system may determine a safety envelope of a robot based on a planned movement of the robot and based on state information about a load carried by a robot. The state information may include a dynamic status of the load. The safety system may also determine a safety risk based on a detected object with respect to the safety envelope. The safety system may also generate a mitigating action to the planned movement if the safety risk exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Michael PAULITSCH, Florian GEISSLER, Ralf GRAEFE, Tze Ming HAU, Neslihan KOSE CIHANGIR, Ying Wei LIEW, Fabian Oboril, Yang PENG, Rafael ROSALES, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, Norbert STOEFFLER, Say Chuan TAN, Wei Seng YEAP, Chien Chern YEW
  • Publication number: 20220118611
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for the exploration of environments for the estimation and detection of hazards or near hazards within the environment and the mitigation of hazards therein. The exploration of the environment and mitigation of hazards therein may use one or more autonomous agents, including a hazard response robot. The estimation of the hazards may use a policy learning engine, and the hazards may be detected, and the associated risks therefrom, may be determined using a hazard estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Geissler, Frederik Pasch, Cornelius Buerkle, Ralf Graefe, Fabian Oboril, Yang Peng, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20220114028
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for dynamically distributing a safety, awareness task. The systems and methods may include receiving hardware resources data associated with a plurality of remote computing systems. A plurality of safety assurance profiles may be received. Each of the plurality of safety assurance profiles may be associated with a respective service. A safety assurance task may be dynamically assigned to one of the plurality of remote computing systems based on the hardware resources data and one of the plurality of safety assurance profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yang Peng, Florian Geissler, Michael Paulitsch
  • Publication number: 20220111528
    Abstract: A computing device, including: a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions; and unintended human motion detection processing circuitry configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to cause the computing device to: interpret a human action; receive autonomous mobile robot (AMR) sensor data from an AMR sensor; and detect whether the human action is intended or unintended, wherein the detection is based on a predicted human action, a current human emotional or physical state, the interpreted human action, and the AMR sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Akash Dhamasia, Florian Geissler, Ralf Graefe, Neslihan Kose Cihangir, Michael Paulitsch, Rafael Rosales, Norbert Stoeffler
  • Publication number: 20220107642
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods of a sanitation system for intelligently adapting the cleaning operations of a sanitation robot. The sanitation system detects a plurality of objects in a workspace and then, for each detected object of the plurality of objects, determines a sanitation score for the detected object based on observations of the detected object over a time period. The sanitation system generates a cleaning schedule based on the sanitation score for each detected object, wherein the cleaning schedule comprises instructions for a sanitation robot to clean the plurality of objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Florian GEISSLER, Say Chuan TAN, Chien Chern YEW, Ying Wei LIEW, Neslihan KOSE CIHANGIR
  • Publication number: 20210402898
    Abstract: Devices and methods for a vehicle are provided in this disclosure. A device for controlling an active seat of a vehicle may include a processor and a memory. The memory may be configured to store a transfer function. The processor may be configured to predict an acceleration of the active seat of the vehicle based on a first sensor data and the transfer function. The first sensor data may include information indicating an acceleration of a vibration source for the vehicle. The processor may be further configured to generate a control signal to control a movement of the active seat at a first instance of time based on the predicted acceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Nese ALYUZ CIVITCI, Maria Soledad ELLI, Javier FELIP LEON, Florian GEISSLER, David Israel GONZALEZ AGUIRRE, Neslihan KOSE CIHANGIR, Michael PAULITSCH, Rafael ROSALES, Javier S. TUREK
  • Publication number: 20210397858
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for detecting and mitigating inappropriate behavior. The systems and methods may include receiving data. Using the data a harassment score and/or classification for a behavior may be determined. Using the harassment score and/or classification, a determination may be made as to when the harassment score and/or classification for the behavior exceeds a threshold. When the threshold is exceeded, a protection system and/or action engine may be activated to mitigate the inappropriate behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch, Yin Wei Liew, Say Chuan Tan, Chien Chern Yew, Ralf Graefe, Florian Geissler, Ignacio J. Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210383695
    Abstract: Devices and methods for a road user are provided in this disclosure. An apparatus for determining detection of a road user may include a memory configured to store a plurality of data items received from a plurality of further road users. Each of the plurality of data items may include a detection information indicating whether an object has or has not been detected by one of the plurality of further road users. Furthermore, the apparatus may include a processor that is configured to determine a detection result indicating whether the road user has been detected by the one of the plurality of further road users based on the detection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Neslihan KOSE CIHANGIR, Rafael ROSALES, Florian GEISSLER, Michael PAULITSCH, Ignacio ALVAREZ
  • Publication number: 20210380143
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a vehicle handover system that monitors an environment of a vehicle. The vehicle handover system receives a transition request to change control of the vehicle from an automated driving mode to a passenger of the vehicle. The vehicle handover system detects a key event that may be relevant to the transition request and the detection of the key event is based on the monitored environment. The vehicle handover system may generate a handover scene that includes images associated with the key event, and the images include an image sequence over a time-period of the key event. Before the vehicle handover system changes control of the vehicle from the automated driving mode to the passenger, the handover scene is displayed to the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Michael PAULITSCH, Rafael ROSALES, Cornelius BUERKLE, Florian GEISSLER, Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Yang PENG
  • Publication number: 20210370954
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a passenger monitoring system for monitoring an observed attribute of a passenger in a vehicle. The observed attribute may include a gaze of the passenger, a head track of the passenger, and other observations about the passenger in the vehicle. Based on the observed attribute(s), a field of view of the passenger may be determined. Based on the field of view, a focus point of the passenger may be determined, where the focus point is estimated to be within the field of view. If a sign (e.g., a road sign, a billboard, etc.) is within the field of view of the passenger, record an attention score for the sign based on a duration of time during which the sign is within the field of view and estimated to be the focus point of the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Cornelius BUERKLE, Florian GEISSLER, Marcio JULIATO, Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Ivan SIMOES GASPAR
  • Patent number: 11153721
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), including vehicle-based WSNs. A road side unit (RSU) includes one or more fixed sensors covering different sectors of a designated coverage area. The RSU uses the sensors to capture sensor data that is representative of objects in the coverage area, tracks objects (e.g., vehicles) in the coverage area, and determines regions in the coverage area that are not adequately covered by the sensors (e.g., “perception gaps”). When the RSU identifies an object that is in or at a perception gap, then the RSU sends a request to that object for sensor data captured by the object's on-board sensors. The RSU obtains the sensor data from the object, and uses the obtained sensor data to complement the knowledge that the RSU (i.e., “filling the perception gaps”). Other embodiments are disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Graefe, Florian Geissler, Rainer Makowitz
  • Publication number: 20210309261
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to detect, inform, and automatically correct typical awareness-related human driver mistakes. This may include those that are caused by a misunderstanding of the current situation, a lack of focus or attention, and/or overconfidence in any currently-engaged assistance features. The disclosure is directed to the prediction of vehicle maneuvers using driver and external environment modeling. The consequence of executing a predicted maneuver is categorized based upon its risk or danger posed to the driving environment, and the vehicle may execute various actions based upon the categorization of a predicted riving maneuver to mitigate or eliminate that risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Rafael Rosales, Ignacio J. Alvarez, Florian Geissler, Neslihan Kose Cihangir, Michael Paulitsch
  • Patent number: 11054265
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on non-transitory computer storage medium(s), are directed to improving completeness of map information and data related to maps created through sensor data. Map completeness can be improved by determining object completeness and coverage completeness of a generated map and reducing amount of unknown areas of the generated map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Florian Geissler, Ralf Graefe, Michael Paulitsch, Rainer Makowitz
  • Patent number: 10992752
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), including sensor deployment mechanisms for road surveillance. Disclosed embodiments are applied to design roadside infrastructure with optimal perception for a given geographic area. The deployment mechanisms account for the presence of static and dynamic obstacles, as well as symmetry aspects of the underlying environment. The deployment mechanisms minimize the number of required sensors to reduce costs and conserve compute and network resources, and extended infrastructure the sensing capabilities of sensor networks. Other embodiments are disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Graefe, Florian Geissler