Patents by Inventor Franziskus Bauer

Franziskus Bauer 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: 20200164871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lane change assistance system in a vehicle (21), wherein the lane change assistance system has a sensor arrangement for detecting the current surrounding area of the vehicle in each case and is designed to generate a warning signal and/or steering intervention when an imminent lane change by the vehicle is identified, depending on a second vehicle (25) being detected by the sensor arrangement in the vehicle's surrounding area. In this case the lane change assistance system is designed to suppress generation of the warning signal and/or the steering intervention based on map data (15), particularly when the change of lane by the vehicle is to a newly opening lane (23) of a multiple lane road (22) which is branching off (e.g. of a corresponding motorway exit) and the second vehicle is located in another lane (24) of the road (22) which is branching off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Franziskus Bauer, Andreas Stahl, Christian Marquardt
  • Patent number: 10604157
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus that tests a driver assistance system. In a method that tests a driver assistance system in a vehicle, the vehicle includes at least one visual sensor, and the driver assistance system initiates a vehicle reaction based on input data provided by the visual sensor. A provision of the input data is modified using at least one virtual object. In this ease, this modification is carried out by virtue of an image captured by the visual sensor, or scenery captured by the visual sensor being enriched using the at least one virtual object before being captured by the visual sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nils Gerber, Tobias Fraatz, Franziskus Bauer, Sascha Haase, Sebastian Stauff
  • Publication number: 20200003562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a maneuvering assistance system of a motor vehicle, having the steps of: reading in surroundings data of the motor vehicle representative of maneuvering spaces along a traveled stretch of road having a predetermined length, evaluating the read-in surroundings data in order to determine at least one suitable maneuvering space, and adding the maneuvering space to a map data record representative of the traveled stretch of road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Kirstein, Franziskus Bauer, Lukas Preusser
  • Publication number: 20190225211
    Abstract: A rearwardly directed movement of a first vehicle that has a driving assistance system can be controlled, the driving assistance system having at least one sensor and a control device, in which threshold values for triggering a warning intervention and/or braking intervention in respect of the interval in relation to at least one further road user are set, and additionally being connected to or having a camera, by which activated travel-direction indicators of a further road user are recognized, which travel-direction indicators are included in the calculation of a probable trajectory of the further road user, and a probability of a collision is calculated, according to which the threshold values are lowered or raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ronny Hause, Franziskus Bauer, Dragosch Konstantin, Christian Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20180093674
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus that tests a driver assistance system. In a method that tests a driver assistance system in a vehicle, the vehicle includes at least one visual sensor, and the driver assistance system initiates a vehicle reaction based on input data provided by the visual sensor. A provision of the input data is modified using at least one virtual object. In this ease, this modification is carried out by virtue of an image captured by the visual sensor, or scenery captured by the visual sensor being enriched using the at least one virtual object before being captured by the visual sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nils GERBER, Tobias FRAATZ, Franziskus BAUER, Sascha HAASE, Sebastian STAUFF
  • Publication number: 20090210147
    Abstract: An apparatus for enabling generation of a map using perpendicular projection to merge data may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive an indication of a first trace defining a first position history and a second trace defining a second position history, perform a perpendicular projection calculation with respect to portions of the first and second traces, and merge the first trace and the second trace on the basis of the perpendicular projection calculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Franziskus Bauer, Andre Kaufmann
  • Publication number: 20080294851
    Abstract: A system for providing management of shared memory for concurrent access is provided. The system includes a hardware element, a software element, and a memory that is accessible by the hardware and software elements. The memory includes control data that provides logical information describing the structure of the memory and the location of data within the memory. The software element may be executed to cause the control data to be written/updated to reflect alterations to the memory. By accessing the control data of the memory, the hardware element is able to identify a location in the memory to which to write data. In this way, the hardware element may write data to the memory without interacting with the software element while writing data. An indicator may also be provided to direct the hardware element to a location of the memory to which to write data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel Wernet, Dirk Tiegelbekkers, Erwin Hemming, Franziskus Bauer, Oliver Luert
  • Publication number: 20070130403
    Abstract: A method includes constructing a data unit including a plurality of parts stored in a plurality of regions of a memory, and instructing a controller to serialize the data unit and to transfer the data unit to a destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Franziskus Bauer, Erwin Hemming, Oliver Luert, Dirk Tiegelbekkers, Daniel Wernet