Patents by Inventor Hans-Georg Gruber

Hans-Georg Gruber 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: 11390215
    Abstract: A vehicle assistance system with at least one outside camera, a control unit, at least one display unit, an occupant identification unit, and a human machine interface (Human Machine Interface, HMI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Matthijs Paffen, Hans Georg Gruber, Francesco Bacco
  • Patent number: 11374785
    Abstract: The approach relates to a modular computer architecture of a cockpit and infotainment system for a vehicle that includes an I/O module with an I/O computing node (2.0) with at least one data memory, the I/O computing node being designed for processing audio data and as a host computer for performing host functions with ASIL safety requirements. The I/O module also includes a tuner with associated antenna interface, and at least one interface of a vehicle bus system. The modular computer architecture further includes at least one computing module with a computing node with at least one data memory for performing cockpit and infotainment functions, and at least one display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Matthijs Paffen, Hans Georg Gruber, Michael Schmailzl, Christoph Dalke
  • Patent number: 11364926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle system of a motor vehicle regardless of the driving situation. The method is performed by a personalization device of the motor vehicle and includes identifying the driver of the motor vehicle and using the identity of the driver to determine multiple driver-specific configuration data sets. Each of the determined configuration data sets describes configuration data of a respective user profile of the identified driver in order to personalize the motor vehicle system. The method further includes determining at least one additional occupant in the motor vehicle and using the result of the determination of the at least one occupant, determine an intention of the determined driver. The method further incudes using the determined intention to select a personalization mode from a plurality of personalization modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Nikoletta Sofra, Hans Georg Gruber, André Ebner, Ron Melz
  • Publication number: 20220144298
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for providing image data of an image to be output on a display apparatus in a motor vehicle. The device having an integrated circuit, which includes a computing unit as a component in a first circuit section and a superimposition unit as a component in a second circuit section. The computing unit determines first partial image data relating exclusively to a portion of the image that is safety-relevant. The superimposition unit superimposes second partial image data that are not safety-relevant onto the first partial image data in such a way that the image data in the entire portion of the image, or in regions of the portion for which the first partial image data are not transparent, are predefined by the first partial image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Christian BRAASCH, Christoph DALKE, Hans Georg GRUBER
  • Patent number: 11244082
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a one-chip system for a control device of a vehicle with at least one bus, at least one control unit connected to the at least one bus for controlling a peripheral device assigned to the at least one control unit and several processors connected to the at least one bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Markus Klein, Kamil Zawadzki, Changsup Ahn, Hans Georg Gruber
  • Patent number: 11225143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for an infotainment system. The infotainment system has a computing unit, on which a first operating system is installed and can be executed. The device has a computing unit, on which a second operating system is installed and can be executed. Radio-supported communication with the Internet can be carried out using the second operating system. The device has at least one generic interface to the infotainment system, whereby applications designed for the second operating system can be provided using the infotainment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Björn Mittag, Christoph Dalke, Matthijs Paffen, Hans Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20210253119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle system of a motor vehicle regardless of the driving situation. The method is performed by a personalization device of the motor vehicle and includes identifying the driver of the motor vehicle and using the identity of the driver to determine multiple driver-specific configuration data sets. Each of the determined configuration data sets describes configuration data of a respective user profile of the identified driver in order to personalize the motor vehicle system. The method further includes determining at least one additional occupant in the motor vehicle and using the result of the determination of the at least one occupant, determine an intention of the determined driver. The method further incudes using the determined intention to select a personalization mode from a plurality of personalization modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Nikoletta SOFRA, Hans Georg GRUBER, André EBNER, Ron MELZ
  • Patent number: 11077861
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a control apparatus for enabling functions, comprising an integrated circuit. The control apparatus has a function register unit for storing at least one entry relating to an enabled state of a respective circuit function and/or of a respective circuit area of the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit is configured to enable the respective circuit function and/or the respective circuit area for use in accordance with the at least one entry in the function register unit. The control apparatus has a function control unit configured to respond to a predetermined actuation signal by changing the at least one entry in the function register unit, wherein the change is made only if a predetermined authenticity check based on a cryptographic method confirms a source of the actuation signal is authorized, so that the function control unit is actuatable only by a trusted source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Hans Georg Gruber, Christoph Dalke
  • Publication number: 20210163030
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a control apparatus for enabling functions, comprising an integrated circuit. The control apparatus has a function register unit for storing at least one entry relating to an enabled state of a respective circuit function and/or of a respective circuit area of the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit is configured to enable the respective circuit function and/or the respective circuit area for use in accordance with the at least one entry in the function register unit. The control apparatus has a function control unit configured to respond to a predetermined actuation signal by changing the at least one entry in the function register unit, wherein the change is made only if a predetermined authenticity check based on a cryptographic method confirms a source of the actuation signal is authorized, so that the function control unit is actuatable only by a trusted source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Hans-Georg GRUBER, Christoph DALKE
  • Publication number: 20210111920
    Abstract: The approach relates to a modular computer architecture of a cockpit and infotainment system for a vehicle that includes an I/O module with an I/O computing node (2.0) with at least one data memory, the I/O computing node being designed for processing audio data and as a host computer for performing host functions with ASIL safety requirements. The I/O module also includes a tuner with associated antenna interface, and at least one interface of a vehicle bus system. The modular computer architecture further includes at least one computing module with a computing node with at least one data memory for performing cockpit and infotainment functions, and at least one display interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans Georg GRUBER, Michael SCHMAILZL, Christoph DALKE
  • Patent number: 10949552
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an authentication arrangement for a communication connection, using a communication protocol, between two data processing devices of the apparatus. The data processing devices each have an interface unit for the communication connection and a computation unit. The interface units each have an encryption/decryption device, where the encryption/decryption device is at least partially produced by hardware for encrypting at least some of the user data to be transmitted via the communication connection as part of the authentication arrangement. The encryption/decryption device can be applied in a communication layer of the communication protocol to the user data prepared for the physical user data transmission or to the physically received user data. Each data processing device has a security unit, implemented as dedicated hardware that the computation unit cannot access and/or in a manner logically isolated from the computation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Changsup Ahn, Kamil Zawadzki, Markus Klein, Hans-Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20200380175
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a one-chip system for a control device of a vehicle with at least one bus, at least one control unit connected to the at least one bus for controlling a peripheral device assigned to the at least one control unit and several processors connected to the at least one bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Markus KLEIN, Kamil ZAWADZKI, Changsup AHN, Hans Georg GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20200349268
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an authentication arrangement for a communication connection, using a communication protocol, between two data processing devices of the apparatus. The data processing devices each have an interface unit for the communication connection and a computation unit. The interface units each have an encryption/decryption device, where the encryption/decryption device is at least partially produced by hardware for encrypting at least some of the user data to be transmitted via the communication connection as part of the authentication arrangement. The encryption/decryption device can be applied in a communication layer of the communication protocol to the user data prepared for the physical user data transmission or to the physically received user data. Each data processing device has a security unit, implemented as dedicated hardware that the computation unit cannot access and/or in a manner logically isolated from the computation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Changsup AHN, Kamil ZAWADZKI, Markus KLEIN, Hans-Georg GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20200349837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computing system comprising at least one computing device of at least one motor vehicle, and a cloud comprising at least one computing device, at least one application calculating output data from input data being implemented in a divided manner at least partially by the motor vehicle computing device and at least partially on the cloud side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans-Georg GRUBER, Jürgen LERZER
  • Publication number: 20200334355
    Abstract: A data-processing device includes a computing unit and an interface unit using a packet-based communication protocol, in particular PCI Express. The data-processing device also includes an intrusion detection unit that is connected via a signal connection to a filter device of the interface unit, and/or to a secure element, in the form of a Trusted Execution Environment, of an authentication arrangement related to the communication protocol. The intrusion detection unit evaluates input signals received via the signal connection for a rule infringement in a set of intrusion detection rules. The filter device, at least part of which is hardware, is designed to forward only the communication data meeting an approval condition from the interface unit to an additional component of the data-processing device according to configuration information predetermined in the data-processing device and containing the approval condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLEIN, Kamil ZAWADZKI, Changsup AHN, Hans Georg GRUBER, Jürgen LERZER, Christoph DALKE
  • Patent number: 10783242
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for protecting an operating system of a security system, which is stored in a working memory of a control device of a vehicle, against irregular modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Markus Klein, Kamil Zawadzki, Changsup Ahn, Hans-Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20200250301
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for protecting an operating system of a security system, which is stored in a working memory of a control device of a vehicle, against irregular modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLEIN, Kamil ZAWADZKI, Changsup AHN, Hans-Georg GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20200242276
    Abstract: Single-chip system , having multiple computing units, in particular computer cores and/or CPUs, at least one input/output unit, a memory uni, and an input/output control unit that coordinates the communication between the computing units and the at least one input/output unit, wherein the single-chip system further has an attack detection unit, produced as hardware, that is connected by means of a hardware signal connection to at least the input/output control unit as a component of the single-chip system and evaluates input signals received from the input/output control unit for a rule infringement in a set of attack detection rules, which rule infringement needs to be logged and/or responded to with at least one measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Markus KLEIN, Kamil ZAWADZKI, Changsup AHN, Hans Georg GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20200244624
    Abstract: A method for filtering communication data arriving from a communication partner via a communication connection, which provides access to at least one storage means of a receiving data processing device having at least one computation unit, in the data processing device, wherein PCI Express, in an interface unit, receiving the communication data, of the data processing device, a filter means, at least part of which is embodied as hardware, is used so that, according to configuration information, prescribed on the data processing device, containing at least one approval condition that rates the at least one property of the useful data contained in the communication data, only the communication data meeting at least one approval condition are forwarded from the interface unit to at least one further component of the data processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Changsup AHN, Kamil ZAWADZKI, Markus KLEIN, Hans Georg GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20200167969
    Abstract: A vehicle assistance system with at least one outside camera, a control unit, at least one display unit, an occupant identification unit, and a human machine interface (Human Machine Interface, HMI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans Georg GRUBER, Francesco BACCO