Patents by Inventor Holger Faisst

Holger Faisst 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: 11169278
    Abstract: A device and a method for detecting an erroneous determination of a geographical position of a vehicle. The device includes a sensor that is configured to determine a first yaw rate of the vehicle, a satellite navigation receiver that is configured to receive satellite signals during a predetermined time period, to determine a multiplicity of geographical positions of the vehicle on the basis of the received satellite signals, and to determine a geographical reference position of the vehicle on the basis of the multiplicity of geographical positions, and a processor that is configured to determine a second yaw rate of the vehicle on the basis of the determined geographical reference position of the vehicle, and to compare the first yaw rate with the second yaw rate in order to detect the erroneous determination of the geographical position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Burkhard Kessler, Sergey Azarkevich, Holger Faisst
  • Patent number: 11022701
    Abstract: A method for determining a position of a unit by satellite navigation, wherein the position is determined solely by Doppler measurements. Further, an associated control module and an associated data storage medium are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Sergey Azarkevich, Holger Faisst
  • Publication number: 20190227177
    Abstract: A device and a method for detecting an erroneous determination of a geographical position of a vehicle. The device includes a sensor that is configured to determine a first yaw rate of the vehicle, a satellite navigation receiver that is configured to receive satellite signals during a predetermined time period, to determine a multiplicity of geographical positions of the vehicle on the basis of the received satellite signals, and to determine a geographical reference position of the vehicle on the basis of the multiplicity of geographical positions, and a processor that is configured to determine a second yaw rate of the vehicle on the basis of the determined geographical reference position of the vehicle, and to compare the first yaw rate with the second yaw rate in order to detect the erroneous determination of the geographical position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Michael ZALEWSKI, Burkhard KESSLER, Sergey AZARKEVICH, Holger FAISST
  • Publication number: 20190219710
    Abstract: A method for determining a position of a unit by satellite navigation, wherein the position is determined solely by Doppler measurements. Further, an associated control module and an associated data storage medium are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Sergey Azarkevich, Holger Faisst
  • Patent number: 10260887
    Abstract: A position determination method in a vehicle, which uses signals from a pressure-based collision sensor. In addition, an associated electronic control module and an associated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Faisst, Michael Zalewski, Ronald Winter
  • Publication number: 20180259651
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for assessing a position of a vehicle are described herein. The disclosure proposes ascertaining a first absolute position utilizing a conventional GNSS receiver. This is to be compared with a second absolute position, which is ascertained in a secure safety unit or a secure ASIL-compatible chip, and is therefore always plausible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicants: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Antoni, Ulrich Stählin, Michael Zalewski, Sandro Syguda, Pierre Blüher, Holger Faisst
  • Publication number: 20170356745
    Abstract: A position determination method in a vehicle, which uses signals from a pressure-based collision sensor. In addition, an associated electronic control module and an associated use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Holger Faisst, Michael Zalewski, Ronald Winter
  • Patent number: 9701287
    Abstract: A device and a method for determining an absolute angular position of a wheel of a vehicle. A wheel unit is mounted on the wheel side and configured to determine data which permit a reference limb of the wheel, and to wirelessly transmit the acquired data. A receiver unit is mounted on the vehicle side and receives the data of the wheel unit. A reference limb-determining device determines the reference limb of the wheel on the basis of the received data. A measuring device generates, in each case, one signal when the wheel rotates by a previously determined angle, and a counting device counts the signals generated by the measuring device. An angle-determining device determines an absolute angular position of the wheel on the basis of the signals counted by the counting device, and on the basis of the specific reference limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Kretschmann, Holger Faisst, Takeaki Yajima
  • Publication number: 20150073677
    Abstract: A device and a method for determining an absolute angular position of a wheel of a vehicle. A wheel unit is mounted on the wheel side and configured to determine data which permit a reference limb of the wheel, and to wirelessly transmit the acquired data. A receiver unit is mounted on the vehicle side and receives the data of the wheel unit. A reference limb-determining device determines the reference limb of the wheel on the basis of the received data. A measuring device generates, in each case, one signal when the wheel rotates by a previously determined angle, and a counting device counts the signals generated by the measuring device. An angle-determining device determines an absolute angular position of the wheel on the basis of the signals counted by the counting device, and on the basis of the specific reference limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Kretschmann, Holger Faisst, Takeaki Yajima
  • Patent number: 8862333
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to determine a vehicle's lateral velocity during abnormal driving situations of a vehicle during controlled side-impact or rollover crash tests that involve the pulling of a vehicle sideways into an object. A high-resolution, low-range, lateral accelerometer is integrated to determine the lateral velocity. Furthermore, is a method to initiate the integration of the acceleration signal and a method to stop and reset the integration. The method recognizes special conditions associated with abnormal driving situations like controlled crash tests, and therefore will not be active during normal operating conditions. The method also includes a means to handle offset tolerances associated with accelerometers by finding the sensor's zero-g point while the vehicle is at rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Andres, Holger Faisst, Eric Mertz, Helmut Steurer
  • Patent number: 8346439
    Abstract: A system and method of activating a restraint system of a vehicle is described. The method includes generating a vehicle speed signal that represents a longitudinal speed of a vehicle, generating a lateral acceleration signal that represents a lateral acceleration of the vehicle, filtering the lateral acceleration signal to generate a filtered lateral acceleration signal, comparing the filtered lateral acceleration signal to a predetermined lateral acceleration enable threshold, estimating a lateral speed of the vehicle based on the vehicle speed signal when the filtered lateral acceleration exceeds the predetermined lateral acceleration enable threshold, and activating a restraint system of the vehicle based in part on the estimated lateral velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Teves, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Andres, Patrick Messi, Eric Mertz, Holger Faisst
  • Publication number: 20120209476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to determine a vehicle's lateral velocity during abnormal driving situations of a vehicle during controlled side-impact or rollover crash tests that involve the pulling of a vehicle sideways into an object. A high-resolution, low-range, lateral accelerometer is integrated to determine the lateral velocity. Furthermore, is a method to initiate the integration of the acceleration signal and a method to stop and reset the integration. The method recognizes special conditions associated with abnormal driving situations like controlled crash tests, and therefore will not be active during normal operating conditions. The method also includes a means to handle offset tolerances associated with accelerometers by finding the sensor's zero-g point while the vehicle is at rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Robert M. Andres, Holger Faisst, Eric Mertz, Helmut Steurer
  • Publication number: 20120173084
    Abstract: A method is presented for rollover detection, taking into account the transverse vehicle acceleration and transverse vehicle velocity and at least one rotational state quantity about the driving direction axis, wherein a correction parameter for the transverse vehicle velocity and/or transverse vehicle acceleration is determined by determining a translational energy value from the transverse vehicle velocity and a rotational energy value from the rotational state quantity and the correction parameter from the energy values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Ertlmeier, Eric G. Mertz, Holger Faisst
  • Publication number: 20110071719
    Abstract: A system and method of activating a restraint system of a vehicle is described. The method includes generating a vehicle speed signal that represents a longitudinal speed of a vehicle, generating a lateral acceleration signal that represents a lateral acceleration of the vehicle, filtering the lateral acceleration signal to generate a filtered lateral acceleration signal, comparing the filtered lateral acceleration signal to a predetermined lateral acceleration enable threshold, estimating a lateral speed of the vehicle based on the vehicle speed signal when the filtered lateral acceleration exceeds the predetermined lateral acceleration enable threshold, and activating a restraint system of the vehicle based in part on the estimated lateral velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Andres, Patrick Messi, Eric Martz, Holger Faisst